I first came across medical aesthetics sometime this year due to its explosion on my social media feed, especially on Instagram. Aesthetic medicine “comprises all medical procedures that are aimed at improving the physical appearance and satisfaction of the patient, using non-invasive to minimally invasive cosmetic procedures.” So when Zuri Medical Aesthetics reached out to me to learn more about all they do, I was all in.
I love doing these posts because it gives me a chance to finally empty of the box of empty containers that sits under my makeup desk. It also allows me to be proud of myself for finishing products because it’s so easy for a blogger to always buy new stuff and for nothing to ever get finished. Now that I’m planning to be much more frugal with what I buy in 2020 – I will finally get to see my product stash dramatically decrease, here’s to hoping.
Regular readers of this blog know how I always go on about sunscreen, if you’re new here you can click here to read about my relationship with sunscreen. In a nutshell, sunscreen should be part of everyone’s daily skincare routine, it dosn’t matter if you’ll be going into the sun or not – just. apply. it! My favourite sunscreen of all time is the Eucerin Sun-Gel Cream Dry Touch but we all know that it’s not the most affordable sunscreen. So when I received the Nivea UV Face range, I immediately wanted to try it out and see how it compares.
I don’t usually gravitate to wearing lip gloss all that often, hence why my lip gloss collection is not big at all. It’s really a coincidence that the 6 glosses that I own are from 3 brands – but I do love the symmetry. I’ve published other posts of my other shades of lipsticks in my collection: pink, purple, nude and red.
Bronzer & contour have been the last steps that I introduced to my makeup application, for some reason I always felt intimidated by them and so I steered clear. Having used them for the last couple of years now I can say that bronzer is definitely my favourite over contour because I favour the softer look to my makeup.
I think I can safely say that LA Girl cosmetics was the brand that came all the way through for all South African makeup lovers. The brand landed on our shores when social media was picking up and we were becoming easily exposed to international trends. LA Girl landed at Dischem with affordable and on-trend products. Do you remember the scandal when they tried to almost double the price of the concealer? lol!
It was a sad day when my GP put me on Accutane (even though I’m using the generic, Oratane, for uniformity sake I’ll use the more popular name: Accutane). In the last 4 months my face has been getting acne breakouts, I thought I could handle it using my tried and tested skincare routine but it just got worse and so I decided to throw in the towel and see my GP to get treatment.
I get sooo excited when I use a product till the bitter end – it’s a feeling that I can’t explain. This empties post comes in the heels of my last one because I had a bunch of product which were nearly finished when I publish my latest empties. So here’s what has been cleared off my makeup storage, shower and bathroom storage in the last few months.
Products that claim to be miracle products usually have me running for the hills! However I decided to try the Some By Mi AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Toner out because I received it in PR and it was travel size so I would have a quick review because the bottle would finish quite quickly.
I’m a regular makeup wearer – mostly on weekdays and I love playing around with different looks. My current fave face is a minimal look which consist of a glowy face, minimal/neutral eyeshadow and a bright lip. Even though this look might be perceived as a summer look I’ve been wearing it through winter and also, Durban hasn’t gotten the memo that we’re in winter yet.
I came across The Inkey List when I was browsing the Cult Beauty and I was immediately intrigued because of the type of products that they have and the price. I also liked the fact that at that time the brand had a smaller product selection than The Ordinary (which can be quite overwhelming to shop from). This has since changed, I’ve been to their website recently and more products to their selection.