Blemish Be Gone || #SkinLovesRooibos

As someone who struggles with oily skin, I often find myself in the predicament of breaking out at the most inopportune moment. Not only is it frustrating for me, but also embarrassing. Yes, I’m well aware that pimples are a normal part of being a teenager and everyone gets them (LIE! One of my friends has the clearest skin I’ve ever seen. It’s like fine china), but it’s just something that makes me self-conscious to the point where I won’t even let MY FAMILY see me without makeup on.

With the #SkinLovesRooibos campaign, I’m working on combating my pimples and insecurity. African Extracts is a local South African company whose products centre around a main ingredient of Rooibos, a type of plant & tea. AE originally started with the “Classic” range, and has now extended to “Purifying”, “Even Tone” and “Advantage” ranges. I’ve been given the opportunity to review the Purifying range which is targeted at young, oily skin that is prone to blemishes.

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Nailed It!

As I type this, my bare nails click against the keys of my laptop. I have just removed the chipping polish and floral nail stick-ons that I have been sporting for the past week. I was just about to paint a fresh coat of nail polish for this week’s manicure when I was struck with inspiration.

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My Makeup Essentials

 We all have makeup items that we can’t live without. For some, it’s a lipstick; for others, it’s a foundation. Regardless, there is our do-or-die item in our makeup box. Or in my case, my whole makeup box… This past week I took to twitter to ask my followers to vote for what they’d like to see in this blog post. I polled “My Makeup Essentials” against “Summer Wardrobe Musts”, and obviously the former won. I decided I may as well go all out and tell you my essentials for basic makeup. So here we go!

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