COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA

how to switch up your body care in winter

Winter body care

The cold season is upon us! Living in Durban, one might argue that we don’t really have winter, however, temperatures and humidity have dropped and my skin is feeling the change in the environment. The goal is for my skin to feel and be moisturised in between showers, I despise being ashy! This post will include my daughter’s winter body care as well. I have normal skin and the skin on her face gets dry patches in winter

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Introducing SKIN functional

SKIN functional products

Regular readers will know that I am a skincare fanatic. I am particularly interested in the recent trends in skincare where we are seeing brands that are transparent when it comes to ingredient list and they have affordable products e.g. The Ordinary and The Inkey List. I was introduced to the SKIN functional skincare brand by @Glamology_ZA who commented how much it resembled The Ordinary and I was immediately intrigued.

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the lockdown from a 3 year old toddler perspective

lockdown with a toddler

We’re in 33rd day of Lockdown Level 5 in South Africa! We have gone through all the emotions and I think I’m finally on the accepting and planning how we’re going to go ahead in life. As a mom to a 3 year old girl, going through the lockdown with her has been a unique experience. I thought I’d write this post to reflect on this time, for myself and also for Mpilo (said daughter) to possibly go through in the future and remember this crazy time that we’re going through.

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food cupboard storage ideas

food cupboard storage ideas

Changing up the way I store food in my food cupboard was one of the projects that were on my mind prior to us going into the lockdown. Browsing through Pinterest (as one does for such projects), I found some great inspiration and I couldn’t wait to get my project started. As we all know Pinterest is very American, the items they show on there aren’t readily available to us, so I sought out to find food cupboard storage ideas that can be achieved easily in South Africa.

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all about hydrating toners

Hydrating toners

The days when toners were these alcohol laden products that were used to remove extra dirt after cleansing and left the skin feeling dry are long gone. In 2020, toners are gentle products that are multipurpose: they can hydrate, contain actives that treat your skin, balance the skin etc. Toners help to prepare the skin for the products that you apply afterwards. I particularly love hydrating products in my skincare routine and hydrating toners are a firm favourite.

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lockdown challenges that i’ve done so far

Lockdown challenge

Love them or hate them, lockdown challenges are here to stay for as long as us non-essential workers are sitting at home not doing much. I’m as lazy as the next person and I’ve looked at some of them like: I have not the energy to tackle you right now, or ever. I have though mustered the energy to do 2 of these challenges: the #dontrushchallenge and I’ve made the dalgona coffee.

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a day in the life during lockdown

Life under lockdown

We’re all living in a crazy time right now and if you’re in South Africa, we’re under a 21 day lockdown i.e. the government has officially told us to stay at home (if you’re not working in essential services) unless we’re going to buy essentials or get medical care. As I’m writing this, we’re on day 11 of 21 and we’re slowly trudging along.

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skincare actives that i use in my routine

skincare actives products

I have been off Accutane for over a month now and I am finally bringing back actives into my skincare routine. What is an active you ask? Well, according to Chemist Confessions: Actives are what we call a group of ingredients that bring long term, targeted improvements to your skin beyond the basic moisturizing benefits. They may fight wrinkles, reduce unwanted hyperpigmentation, and prevent further damage to your skin. The actives that I have loved and have worked for me are: Alpha-Hydroxy Acids (AHA’s), Beta-hydroxy Acids (BHA’s), Vitamin C and Retinol.

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bullet journal supplies – where to buy them in South Africa

bullet journal supplies

I started using the bullet journal system 1 year ago and I’ve been hooked ever since, buying bullet journal supplies was one of the highlights of this new adventure. The system works well for me and it helps me to really organise my life while expressing my creativity at the same time. You can be as extra as you want to be when doing a bullet journal so you guys know I had to go all out.

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review // Vichy UV Protect Skin Defence Invisible Mist

review // Vichy UV Protect Skin Defence Invisible Mist

It’s no secret on here that I am an advocate for sun protection all day, every day. One of the rules of sun protection is that you need to reapply it every few hours especially if you’re out in the sun. that’s been one of my bug bears because I wear makeup during the day and I wasn’t able to reapply. Enter: spray on sunscreen for the face! This is the answer to ALL my sunscreen re-application issues.

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products I’ve recently used up

Products I've used up

It’s about that time where I’ve finished off enough products to warrant sharing on here what I’ve used up and let you know whether I’ll repurchase the products or not. I’ve been writing these posts on the blog for the last 3 years, this time around I’ve changed it up to video format. Let me know if you enjoy this format more than the written format.

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micellar water: all you need to know

Micellar water brands

I’d like to start a new series on the blog where I decode a skincare product and give you all the tea. I will put brands and preference aside and tell you the naked truth about the product. The dirst product I will decode is micellar water. I first came to know about micellar water when it was introduced in the beauty scene 3 to 4 years ago, it was all the range overseas. I remember the first brand that had micellar water in South Africa was Garnier.

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