Wednesday, April 23, 2014

{REVIEW} Dermalogica PreCleanse Wipes
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 3 Comments

If you're a loyal Dermalogica fan then you're probably well aware of these new wipes. But just in case you haven't heard yet then boy do I have some good news for you. I used Dermalogica's bestselling PreCleanse for the first time last year and it was most definitely love at first sight. I've always loved double cleansing, but never with anything quite like this gem from Dermalogica. Okay, so before I stray too far off topic let me tell you guys about these wipes. I was sent this little pack a while ago and it's changed my makeup-removing routine for the better. The precleanse that you've been using and loving for so long is now in wipe form. This is a helpful travel-friendly little invention for those lazy girls that aren't too fond of removing their makeup at night. Alright, alright I will stop with the judgy voice and eyes ;)
Each pre-moistened wipe (there are 20) is biodegradable and formulated without artificial fragrances, colours or parabens. Nicely done Dermalogica. These are used before you would normally cleanse and do a superb job of melting away excess oil, dirt, makeup and anything else that builds up on your skin throughout the day. I like to use these wipes as is - no mess, no fuss. But if you're looking for an 'ultra' cleanse you can wet them to create a milky emulsion that can be washed off.

The ingredient list contains among other things Aloe and Apricot oils, Eucalyptus oil, Rice Bran and Vitamin E. I haven't experienced any breakouts or reactions and I will say that these feel very gentle on my skin. I even use them around my eyes to remove layer 1 of mascara. They contain various oils but don't leave my face feeling gross or greasy. I also love that my skin doesn't feel stripped of moisture, but rather quite soft and hydrated.
These nifty little wipes prepare your skin for a deep cleanse, so you really should shake off that laziness and do a proper cleanse after using them. These have no artificial fragrance but they definitely have a distinctive 'clean' smell to them. A scent I usually associate with Dermalogica. I've been using these pretty much every time I've worn a full face of makeup and I'm probably going to shed a few tears when the pack is done. These cleanse like no other face wipe I've ever used. There's a reason these little wipes-o-happiness are R250. I know a lot of you (including me) are on a budget and can't really justify spending that much on facial wipes. Not when you can get a pack for R40 at Dis-Chem. But for those of you that have tried Dermalogica products I bet you'll nod along with me when I say you might even forsake your groceries for these.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Question 6 for #DivineDoveDays
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 8 Comments

Hi guys, and welcome back after the long weekend. I hope those of you that celebrate Easter had a splendid time. I certainly stuffed my face like a fat piggy. *oink oink*. A few of you inquired about the final question for the #DivineDoveDays campaign. Don't you girls worry your pretty little heads. I could never forget about you. I decided to wait till everyone was back from the long weekend so I could have your undivided attention. So, do I have it? ;) The last question is simple and straight forward. I want to know WHO inspires you on a daily basis. It can be someone that makes you feel beautiful or something that always encourages you. If you're tweeting or posting your answer on Facebook then please TAG that person. And if you have enough of your 140 characters left then I would love to read a short reason for why/how they inspire you. Ooooh, I'm so excited to see what you guys have to say.

Remember to tag @Lipgl0ss_kisses and @DoveSouthAfrica and use the hastags  #DivineDoveDays and #BeautyIs

If you're not on Twitter or you would prefer then just comment down below with your answer. :)
P.S. I will be sending the 6 winners (of the small giveaway) a DM or email tomorrow. Good Luck!

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Question 5 for #DivineDoveDays
Thursday, April 17, 2014 11 Comments

A new day means it's time for a new question. Woohoo! I hope you guys have been having fun with these questions. If you need a recap the check out the questions for Days 1, 2, 3 and 4. This is the second last question and I just want to thank all of you that have answered and shared their thoughts. I really want us all to support and inspire each other as well as ourselves. Okay, okay enough of the soppy stuff - on with the show.

On Twitter remember to tag @Lipgl0ss_kisses and @DoveSouthAfrica and use the hastags  #DivineDoveDays and #BeautyIs

If you're not on Twitter or you feel more comfortable then just comment down below or on my my Facebook page. :)

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Question 4 for #DivineDoveDays
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 9 Comments

Have you guys been answering my questions so far? (1, 2 and 3) I just read an interesting article today about a bit of controversy surrounding this campaign. It would seem that some believe the whole things makes women look really gullible. I can understand that, but on the other hand I can also understand that some women have painfully low self-esteem and they might need something tangible to make them feel better about themselves. So that's why my I'm asking you this next question.  Remember to tag @Lipgl0ss_kisses and @DoveSouthAfrica and use the hastags  #DivineDoveDays and #BeautyIs

If you're not on Twitter or you feel more comfortable then just comment down below. :)
P.S. Don't forget the small giveaway at the end of the 6 questions.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

100 Happy Days
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 11 Comments

Can you be happy for 100 days in a row? That's the question that the #100HappyDays website asks you on their front page. This challenge is supposed to help you appreciate the moment you're in and enjoy the things that make you happy on a daily basis. This changes your overall mood and makes you realise just how lucky you are. So, as you might have guessed I successfully finished this challenge. I posted a photo every day for 100 days and honestly I'm a little sad that it's over. I would definitely recommend trying this challenge. I posted my pics to instagram, but you can use Facebook, Twitter or even your blog. I used the global hashtag but in order to help me locate all my pics I also used my own personal hashtag - #choochooishappy. That probably sounds really weird, but it's actually just the nickname/pet name my boyfriend, Eric and I call each other.

Okay so for those inquisitive people (like me) who might not follow me on Instagram here are my 100 photos. You can expect lots of food, coffee, makeup, dogs and fashion! As we already know these are the things that make me happy.

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Question 3 for #DivineDoveDays
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 10 Comments

Have you been following #DivineDoveDays? Answered the questions and spread your positive thinking? I would absolutely love it if you guys actually start to feel better about yourselves after answering these question. I hope that you discover some of the beautiful things you like and admire in others are actually things you will see in yourself as well. In case you need a catch up go answer Question 1 and 2. I also just wanted to share a quote with you guys that I found today. I think it ties in nicely with all this sharing, caring and positive thinking.

So just tweet the following sentence and fill in the blank area - "@Lipgl0ss_kisses @DoveSouthAfrica - The personality trait I admire most in others is _____ #DivineDoveDays #BeautyIs".

If you're not on Twitter or you prefer then just comment down below. :) I would say the personality traits I admire most in others are confidence and those with a dynamic attitude. What's yours?

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Question 2 for #DivineDoveDays
Monday, April 14, 2014 12 Comments

Did you read my post on Friday? I introduced you guys to a very interesting campaign that Dove is currently running. I also mentioned that I would be putting forward 6 questions for you to answer. I thought it would be a nice way for all us to boost our self-confidence. So, just like with question 1 you can answer it on this post, on my Facebook page or on Twitter. Don't forget to use the two hastags - #BeautyIs and #DivineDoveDays. Also you need to tag both me and Dove. So just tweet the following sentence and fill in the blank area of course - "@Lipgl0ss_kisses @DoveSouthAfrica - I think ____ is beautiful #DivineDoveDays #BeautyIs".

I look forward to reading your answers. Also look out for my tweet. ;) Remember there's a small giveaway at the end.

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