Wednesday, 31 July 2013

My Skin Care Routine - Day Care

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After having skin problems all through my teen year and even until my early 20's, I went through testing sooo many products that never worked for my skin.  It was such a huge waste of money that I finally went to my dermatologist as the last resort. 

I ended up using a high dose of  Isotretinion, more commonly known as Accutane ( Read more about Isotretinoin ) for 6 months, and this changed my skin completely!  This is very strong and dangerous medication and can only be used if prescribed by a doctor. I can totally relate to anyone suffering with acne which is why I'm mentioning this.

After suffering through all the side effects of this medication, my skin completely cleared up and has been completely clear for the past 4 years. (Knock on wood :)

Accutane left my skin very sensitive and dry, which is what lead me to always look for products for sensitive skins. This these are the products I found and love at the moment!

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Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Review - Perfect Sands Polish

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I know this is nothing new on the market, but I was a bit hesitant about getting these.  I thought it would annoy me that my nail surface is not smooth, but I was pleasantly surprised.  I quite like the way my nails look and it does irritate me at all.

Another nice thing about this is that it lasts very long, doesn't chip.... Just remember, like with any other glittery polishes, this one is a bit harder to remove.

Monday, 29 July 2013

Blue Corset Look

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Just a quick blog for a quick look today.  I love using these water decals when I am in a hurry.  They don't take extra time to dry, so once your 2 layers of polish is dry, you stick them on and you're good to go.

Super fun and looks cute.

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Sunday, 28 July 2013

Urban Decay, Naked Palette Review & Day Look

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I know this is probably one of the most reviewed products in the make up world, but I thought I would just share my thoughts on it in a nutshell.

The Urban Decay Naked Palette. (Original)

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Friday, 26 July 2013

Fruity Friday - Montagne Jeunesse Strawberry Soufflé Mask Review

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I want to introduce a series on my blog.  I will call it Fruity Friday.  Every Friday I will be posting something related to fruit. 

Today I want to share with you my thoughts on the Face Mask I got in my July Subscription of Pretty Box (Check it out here) It's the Bulgarian a sample subscription box,

I must admit, in my skin care routine, a mask is usually the first thing I neglect or sometimes even totally forget about.  But after remembering to use a mask every now and then, I always ask myself why I am not doing it more often. It really does make a difference to the skin to get some extra hydration and nourishment from a mask.

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Thursday, 25 July 2013

Pastel Yellow Look using Avon Pro nailwear+

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I was so sad when I had to remove this.  It was such a fun and summery look. But it gives me a good excuse to try it again, maybe with a different color next time.  Although I'm not a big fan of the Avon nail polish, this was exactly the color I was looking for. Using a good top coat, makes it last just a little bit longer.

So where is what I came up with.

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Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Sailor Inspired Look

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Since I have to skip my European summer this year, I decided to create a sailor inspired look to join the summer, sun/beach holiday mood.  We are going to visit my family in South Africa in December this year, so I won't completely miss out on summer, it will just come a little bit later :)

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Monday, 22 July 2013

Unboxing of July Pretty Box - First Post Ever!

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My name is Mari; I’m 25 years old and now live in Bulgaria. (Originally from South Africa) I thought today would be the perfect opportunity to start blogging because I just got my monthly subscription of Pretty Box. I felt like I needed a nice way to spend my spare time, as my husband often works abroad.

I have been following many Beauty and Make-up Youtubers and their blogs and recently also discovered several Nail bloggers which was a great inspiration for me to start doing it myself as well.

In July’s Pretty Box, I got the following products: (all sample sizes)
Shiseido Gentle Cleansing Cream                                 Montagne Jeunesse Passion Peel Off Mask
Shiseido Hydro-Nourishing Softener Lotion                    Montagne Jeunesse Strawberry Soufflé Mask
Shiseido Night Moisture Recharge                                 Manhattan M&Buffalo Nail Polish – No. 20
Lavera Beauty Balm – 6 in 1 Tinted Moisturizer              MeMeME Beat the Blues – Oyster Gold

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