What’s Up my Beautiful 20 Somethings 💕
Wow it’s been a hot minute since I was in these blog streets. My life has been a bit on the crazy side, I’m currently juggling four jobs and trying to keep this little blog afloat. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and YouTube for regular updates if you’re feeling a bit neglected on here! 😁
Today reviewing a range I was gifted by African Extract. I was sent the following products: three items from their Classic Care Range: the Shea Butter Body Moisturizer, the Moisturizing Day Cream and their Multi-Purpose Tissue Oil. As well as their Facial Oil from their Advantage range, which I’ve reviewed in the past, click here to read my review.
I love African Extracts because their products are infused with bio-active Rooibos that contains high levels of antioxidants. Their brand is cruelty free and their products are supported by 35 natural plant ingredients. And they’re based in Cape Town where all of their products are produced locally!
I’ve been using the Shea Butter Body Moisturizer and the Moisturizing Day Cream everyday and my skin felt amazing from the first use. It leaves your skin feeling silky and smooth without leaving it looking or feeling oily. Their products are gentle on my skin and I honestly can’t stop touching myself. The texture of the body butter is a bit thick and takes a while to massage into my skin but the Day Cream rubs into my skin instantly. These are two great products for people who suffer from dry skin.
The Tissue Oil is a game changer for me, it can be used anywhere on your body; your face, your body and even your hair.
It main aim to revitalize your skin, reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks, as well as alleviate uneven skin tone. I’ve been using it on some scars from ingrown hairs (due to waxing) and it’s honestly made a huge difference. I apply it to all my flabbier bits too to prevent and reduce the appearance of stretch marks. It even helped repair a scar on my face that I got from a burn- leaving the mark looking less aggressive on my chin. 🙈
I haven’t really tried it on my hair yet but it can be used for: Dry scalp and lifeless hair, as well as, Braids and dreadlocks.
I loved this range so much that I’ve even gone out and bought some of their other products. If you’re looking for an affordable addition to your skincare routine and you wanna support a local business, this is the brand for you.
Body Butter : R79,99
Tissue Oil : R119,99
Day Cream: R69,99
Daily Repair Facial Oil : R199,99
Have you used anything from this range? Let me know your favorites!
Until next time,
For the past two weeks I’ve been testing out the new Dove Eventone Deodorant. The lovely ladies at Rubybox sent it my way and gave me some information on this new little product:
What makes it different?
Due to hair removal methods like shaving and waxing, you might find that your underarm skin may be feeling the effects of the harsh treatment- resulting in dark marks on the skin. Dove has created new Eventone Deodorant to combat dark underarms by creating a formula with 1/4 moisturizing cream and calendula extract to help improve the appearance of the underarms.
It also promises 48 hour protection!
It feels great to use and I have definitely felt an improvement in the skin under my arms, it feels much softer even after I’ve shaved and I’ve noticed an improvement in its appearance.
Here are my before and after pictures:
As for it promising 48 hour protection, I’m yet to find a Deodorant which promises this and actually means it. I’m an active girl and on days when I’m working out, I’ve experienced that I’ll need to apply this Deodorant more than once to stay fresh. On normal days,however it lasts at least 24 hours, but the smell does start to fade and the protection seems to wear of throughout the day, not leaving me as fresh as I would like.
All in all, it’s an awesome product if you’re looking to take care of your skin under your arms then this new formula is for you. As a Deodorant, it gets the job done to a certain extent but you may need to reapply during the day!
Here’s what my friend, Nicole had to say about it:
“I enjoyed the moisturising effect that Dove eventone has and the fact that it was sensitive enough for my skin. However I feel that it didn’t have enough odor control for me and didn’t it didn’t provide me with 48 hours of antiperspirant.”
Will you be trying this product out??
Until next time!
What’s up 20 Somethings!
Now if you’ve been following my blog from its developing stages, one of the first beauty products and brands I was sent to Review was the Environ Original Range. Since then I’ve been in love with their products and do whatever I can to get my hands on them.
So it was only natural that I did a little dance when Beauty Bulletin called me to let me know I’d be a part of their new Environ Campaign!
The range they sent me consisted of two products: The Revival Masque and the Hydrating Oil Capsules. It was love at first use for me. Immediately after my first application I felt an improvement in my skin- but I’m getting ahead of myself. Let me tell you about the products first.
The Revival Masque:
This innovative Masque contains alpha Hydroxy acids which help exfoliate the upper most layer of the skin leaving you with fresher looking skin that looks and feels revived and smooth. Over time this product will help the skin feel more hydrated and firmer. This product is aimed at keeping your skin looking youthful- let’s face it, you’re never too young to use anti-aging products. Prevention is better than cure.
The packaging is super sleek and innovative, with a pump dispenser your product is as good as new no matter how many times you use it. It’s a “no mess no fuss” application, just grab the brush that accompanies the product, pump the dispenser and apply the Masque! I’m obsessed.
The Hydrating Oil Capsules:
These capsules contain a blend of retinol and antioxidants to protect the skin from the damaging affect of free radicals leaving the skin looking radiant and silky smooth.
The container contains capsules, which you can use twice a week. Guys, I wish I could upload the feeling the content of these capsules give your skin. It’s mind blowing.
Okay! Review Time!
The ingredients in the Masque are extremely strong and active, so on my first application I experienced a tingling sensation. The pamphlet within the box suggested starting out with only 10 mins before washing off, gradually as your skin gets more used to the product it can be worn for up to 20 mins or even as an over-night Masque.
Even after my first application my skin looked revived and radiant. The Masque applies easily and you don’t need much to spread over your entire face and neck. I actually had to tell myself to stop because it felt so good to apply, I just kept going. I’ve only been using the product twice a week for 4 weeks, and I’m sure with continued use this product will do wonders for my skin and aging prevention.
The Hydrating Oil Capsules are a gift from the heavens. Each application is in its own little capsule to ensure that the oil is in optimum condition for application. Just twist off the tip or cut it off and apply it generously all over your face then rub it in and feel the magic. Now I must warn you, once you’ve applied this product you will not be able to stop touching your face! It’s amazing. The oil is absorbed into the skin leaving it feeling extremely silky soft instead of oily. This feeling lasts all day and the next. These oil capsules are a game changer, I’ll definitely be repurchasing them in the future.
The revival Masque retails for R1020 and the Hydrating Oil Capsules(30 pack) retail at R730 – so it’s a bit on the pricey side of life. I know I can’t afford to be buying these products every single month. But they are worth it guys. And they last quite a while as they do not need to be applied every single day for you to get results. Add them to your Christmas list, ask your rich single auntie to hook you up or start an Environ savings fund- just do what you need to do to experience this product.
Like, with prices this high, I can’t afford to lie to you about this, so trust me. These products worked wonders for my skin and I’m sure they’ll do the same for you.
Check out my first impressions videos here.
Find an Environ stockist near you: https://www.environskincare.com/za/stockist-locator/
Until next time babes!
Whats Up 20 Somethings!
I hope you’re all doing well and have dealt with the fact that it’s November already!! I mean, where did this year go even?!
I’ve been pretty busy my side, I just started a new job so that’s been distracting me from blogging duties, but never fear, I have been testing out a few products in my spare time to review for you guys.
One of the products I’ve been testing is the Derma Hydrate Gentle Cleansing Bar. Derma Hydrate is a completely new brand on the block and is revolutionising the way we think of soaps. What makes it so special you ask?
Well for starters, it offers effective cleansing without the harshness of soap, as it is 100% soap free!
- Formulated for Dry, dehydrated and compromised skin types.
- Dermatologist Tested
- Contains no artificial colourants
- Cruelty Free!
- Has the ideal pH level of 5.5
- Colour Free
- Vitamin E enriched
It sounds like a dream for someone with dry or sensitive skin. Because it is soap free it can be used everywhere, body, face, you name it. I have very dry skin, especially this time of year and I was very interested to try out this product and see what it would do for me.
I used the Derma Hydrate Cleansing Bar on my body for a week an noticed an immediate difference in my skin. It didn’t have the tightness I usually experience with soaps and my skin felt a lot more nourished and hydrated. After one week the texture and look of my skin was amazing. Places where I had cracked, dry skin were looking and feeling great. I wish I had taken before and after pictures to show you the amazing change this cleansing bar has made on my skin.
The only thing I didn’t enjoy about this soap was that it’s fragrance free. It smells like nothing- which is an annoying smell I’ve found. I wish they had added some natural fragrant ingredients just to make the bar a bit more pleasant.
But apart from the fragrance, or lack thereof, it’s a great product and if you suffer from dry or sensitive skin, this may be the cleansing product you’ve been waiting for.
Remember to follow us on Instagram to keep up to date with all our current trials and reviews.
Until Next Time!
I’ve got a very loyal relationship with tissue oil; I believe that it is a vital part of a 20 Something’s beauty Regime. Like, prevention is better than cure, babes.
Most people use tissue oil for stretch marks; preventing them or getting rid of them. That’s Justine Tissue Oil’s claim to fame: that it can get rid of stretch marks in a matter of weeks. In fact, this miracle tissue oil promises to:
• Banish scars and stretch marks twice as fast as other tissue oils
• Protect the skin against sun damage
• Help the skin look younger in under a week
• Improve skin texture
• Reduce lines and wrinkles
I’m lucky enough to not have any stretch marks yet, besides a few small ones here and there. But I do have a rare skin problem, which causes uneven skin in the affected areas. I also have extremely dry skin, so I was hoping that this tissue oil could help me eradicate these two concerns.
I found that after 3 or 4 weeks of using this product, my skin is sufficiently softer and smoother. My driest skin areas look a lot better and feel amazing now. So yay!
Unfortunately, This tissue oil did not do much for my pigmentation issue caused by my skin problem, which is to be expected- I’ve seen dermatologists in every corner of the city and no one has been able to tell me what causes this issue or how to cure it. So I was really hoping for a miracle with this tissue oil.
Although I didn’t get my own desired results, I have seen this product work for a lot of other people, so I wouldn’t write it off based off my assessment. It might be the miracle product you’ve been waiting for.
I’ve been using Justine products for the past two months now and the brand has really impressed me. Even though it didn’t change the appearance of my uneven skin tone, my skin feels amazing. And it has really helped to get rid of small scars I have on various parts of my body. The Justine brand is beyond amazing,
Have you tried any of their products? Let me know in the comments section.
Special shout out to Rubybox for the hookup and Dexter Williams for proofreading like a boss.
What’s up Beauties!
I felt super spoilt this week, when Rubybox sent me this amazing range from Justine. The Dailycare Hydrating Range is formulated for dry skin types and is a 3 step daily regimen.
Justine has really gone all out with the Dailycare range, they have formulated different ranges depending on your skincare needs. The Dailycare products includes ranges for Hydrating, Perfecting and Balancing the skin. As I have dry skin, I was sent the Hydrating range.
It’s clinically proven to increase hydration in the skin after one use for up to 8 hours.
I’ve been using this product for two weeks now and I can see the difference in my skin already.
The cleanser leaves my skin looking brighter immediately after I’ve washed it – it doesn’t make my skin feel dry, instead it feels so refreshed that I feel like I could just use the cleanser and go on with my day.
I’m not usually a fan of toners, but this one is quite nice- it’s a gel toner which is different to the toning liquids and lotions available on the market. It’s formulated to retain the skin’s natural moisture. Personally I feel that while it succeeds in removing excess dirt and bacteria on my skin, it leaves my skin feeling tight and in need of the moisturiser.
The Moisturiser is my favourite in the range, it has SPF 20, to protect your skin from the sun’s harsh rays but besides that it leaves my skin feeling EXTREMELY hydrated for hours. Literally it feels like I’ve just applied it even hours later.
I wasn’t familiar with this brand until I received this range, I haven’t seen it in any retail stores, I think it works like Avon, where you need to order products from a consultant. You can check out their website, it explains in depth how you can go about getting your hands on these amazing products:Justine Website
Check out my skin’s natural glow after two weeks of using this product:
And the best part? The range won’t break your bank. The Cleanser and the Toner go for R79 each and the moisturiser is R159. That’s R317 for the whole range!!!!!!!!!!
Have you used the Justine brand before? Let me know what your favourite products are in the comments.
Hey 20 Somethings!
So I’ve had a lot of people ask me how I get my make up to stay put, despite sweating while I’m on stage or wearing it for hours on end. Well, my secret is simple: setting powder and lots of setting spray.
Essence Stay All Day Translucent Fixing Powder:
I’ve used a lot of setting powders in the past, and some brands can cost between R400 and R500 for a setting powder. (ridiculous right?!) I used to pay this price until I discovered the Essence Stay All Day powder: available in compact or loose powder form. There’s nothing special about this product, I mean a setting powder is a setting powder. But why pay more when you can pay literally R64,95 for the compact powder (called “all about matte”) and R72,95 for the Stay All day Translucent fixing powder.
How I use it?
I use the fixing powder to bake my concealer especially under the eye to avoid those annoying lines that form after a few hours and around any other problem areas on my face (smile lines, T-section etc.) it can be applied using a kabuki brush of your choice.
Setting powder is great if you have a sweaty face like me- like legit if I’m hot, my face will tell you first. And it helps keep my make up on fleek while I’m performing as well. #grateful
NYX Matte Finishing Spray
If you have just one thing in your make up bag, let it be finishing spray, I never knew how much I needed this product till I started using it.
I use it when my make up is complete, four sprays to my face and I’m ready to go. I focus on each quarter of my face for each spray. I mean you could get away with one spray- but life is about excess.
Just make sure your mascara and liquid liner have dried before spraying this because it will leave mascara smudges if you do it before your mascara is ready.
For the affordable price of 164,95 it’s an easy addition to any make up bag!
Well those are the setting products I can’t live without? What brands are your fave? Let me know in the comments!
Until next time!
Hey there 20 Somethings!
As someone who suffers from extremely dry hands, especially at this time of the year, I am always on the hunt for a good hand lotion to save me from peeling skin on my hands. This is why I was very happy to receive the Dove DermaSpa Indulgent Hand Treatment from Rubybox.
I put my hands through a lot, if they’re not lifting dumbbells at the gym, then they’re carrying plates and cutlery at work. As a result I have calluses on my hands and peeling skin. I experience this even more during the change of season and nothing I’ve used in the past has been able to help.
I’ve been using this product for the past two weeks and have really enjoyed my trial, I find that my hands feel instantly smoother after application and they look amazing. It contains a hint of shimmer which contributes to luminous looking skin.
The Dove Indulgent Hand Cream contains Omega Oil and cell moisturizers, and the fact that it is fast-absorbing means it gives gives your hands the ultimate spa experience- and it fits in your hand bag. It’s become the product I cannot leave home without these days.
While my hands still have a bit of peeling skin, they feel 100 times better than they did before I started using this product. I’m sure with continued use, dry hands will be a thing of the past for me- and I am so ready for that!
What Dove products have you tested? Which are your fave?
Let us know in the comments!
I’ve always been a fan of Micellar water for make up removal. It’s gentle on the skin and has great beauty benefits. So when I found out that Nivea had released their own Micellar range, I had to join the party.
Shout out to Rubybox for sending me this awesome product.
Firstly. Can we talk about the size of the bottle?! It’s huge. This is definitely gonna last me a few months. I hate having to restock products that finish too soon, especially something I use as often as make up remover.
What makes this different from other Micellar products?
Well for starters, it’s a three in one product that can be used for cleansing, removing make up and toning your face. So essentially- this is the only product you need. I have the entire Perfect and Radiant range now (thanks to Rubybox you guys rock) and I find that this product fits in perfectly with my skincare routine.
Also it’s great for days when I’m feeling lazy about cleansing my face, I just dab some product in a cotton wool swob and give my face a refreshing cleanse (also, saving water! #beatdayzero)
It removes make up effortlessly. My waterproof make up wipes off without having to scrub the skin off my face.
I often struggled, with previous Micellar products, to remove my mascara. But this product removes mascara quick and painlessly.
The formula is enriched with Vitamin E which contributes to easy make up removal, Radiant skin and it also leaves the skin feeling incredibly nourished and smooth.
A 400ml bottle will cost you R99.99 at any Clicks and Dischem store nationwide.
I’m definitely switching to this product in future for my make up removal needs.
Have you tried it? What did you think?
Until next time!