Neutrogena Visibly Clear Spot Proofing Range Review

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Hello my lovelies and happy Monday ♡.

I honestly hope that it’s not as cold where you are like it is here in Cape Town. Winter just isn’t playing around! For those of you who didn’t know, I turned 21 on the 8th of August and it has been an insane roller coaster in terms of celebrations which I am truly grateful for. Thank you to everyone who wished me on Twitter and Instagram, I truly appreciate it more than words could ever express.

In today’s post I wanted to review the Neutrogena Visibly Clear Spot Proofing Range. I have used Neutrogena since I was about 15 years old so I know the brand very well, however I haven’t really found anything that wowed me. This range as a whole I feel I was happy with in terms of results. I do want to stress that what works for me might not work for you and vice versa. If a product has a negative review it is not me bashing the brand but rather just offering my honest opinion. If you’ve tried this range, I would love to know your thoughts in the comments.

The Neutrogena Spot Proofing range combines gentle Neutrogena cleansing innovation with a powerful spot-fighting ingredient, Salicylic acid, to deliver the ultimate complexion perfecting regimen: products that help clear breakouts, plus preserve skin’s natural barrier so it can become more spot proof. Each product in the range is oil-free, non-comedogenic and has a fresh scent.

WHERE TO PURCHASE: Available in selected Dischem, Clicks, Foschini, Pick n Pay and selected pharmacies nationwide.

HOW MUCH IS IT: Each product in the range retails at for R109,95 each.

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Spot Proofing Daily Wash:

A gel formula that lathers up to wash away impurities and fight spots while preserving the skin’s natural defenses.

I loved the gel formula as I feel it was not harsh on my skin and I didn’t mind the fresh citrus burst. I felt that it did the job of a daily wash, but did not exfoliate very well which is where the toner came into play for me. I loved the wash as a whole but I feel that it did not do anything that any other gel wash would do.

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Spot Proofing Smoothing Scrub:

Packed with naturally-derived exfoliants, this scrub helps enhance the natural skin renewal process at the surface while fighting spots deep down in the pores.

This product is definitely one I was very hesitant to use just because my skin is really sensitive and the texture felt very grainy which made me a bit skeptical. I’ve mentioned in my video review that this was definitely the product I’ve used the least and do not have a lot to say about.

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Spot Proofing Purifying Toner:

Used after cleansing, this no-rinse, alcohol-free formula leaves skin clean and refreshed without over-drying the skin.

I love toners, but this one was definitely a big hit in my books just because there was no alcohol in it so it did not leave my skin feeling dry or tight and it got rid of all the dirt that the daily wash might have missed. Really recommend this toner and would definitely repurchase it.

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Spot Proofing Oil Free Moisturizer:

A lightweight, oil-free moisturizer that provides all day hydration and makes skin soft without clogging pores.

Although the name claims that it’s oil free I did notice that my face felt a bit greasy after using this product, only when I used too much. I felt that a pea-sized amount went a really long way and it lasted longer that way. The only thing I dislike about this item in particular was the price. I felt that it was quite expensive for such a small bottle and there’s not really a lot of product in the bottle itself.

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Spot Proofing 2-in-1 Wash Mask:

Mask can be used as a foamy daily cleanser, or smoothed over skin in a thin layer and left on for five minutes before rinsing as a weekly treatment.

Definitely my least favourite product in the range just because this product had a menthol scent to it and by the time I applied it all over my face as a mask I just felt that the smell was way too strong for me and my eyes were tearing by the time I had finished. Had this product not been scented I’m sure it would have been a hit because when I washed all the product off my face it felt so soft and smooth.

Here are my before and after photos using the range as a whole and the results speak for themselves even though I was more consistent at night when using the range.

 

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Please feel free to let me know your thoughts if you’ve tried it. I am always looking for new skincare products to try so if you have any recommendations please send them my way!

I hope your week is as beautiful as you are ♡  xo.

DISCLAIMER ♡: This post is in collaboration with Beauty Bulletin. I was sent these products in exchange for an honest review. I am not sponsored by any companies unless otherwise stated.

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Drugstore No Make-Up Make-Up Tutorial

I’m Back!

If you’ve been following my blog, you would know that I have been going through a really difficult time in terms of coming out of a long term relationship, finding myself and growing my blog and social media. I have decided to work on my blog and YouTube channel because it has become such a passion of mine in terms of writing and creating content that people enjoy watching.

If there’s one thing I love, it’s being complimented on my flawless face even though I’m wearing make-up. I personally feel that wearing a little bit of make-up (the right way) can actually create a minimal and effortless flawless face. By clicking the play button below, you’ll be able to watch my step-by-step tutorial on how I achieve my no make-up make-up look. If you do decide to give it a watch, please don’t forget to like & subscribe if you’d like to see more content!

 

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Isabella Garcia Day Defense Moisturizer

Garnier BB Cream in the shade Medium

Essence Eyebrow Designer Pencil in 02 Brown

LA Girl Pro Conceal in Creamy Beige

Essence Matt Touch Blush in 10 Peach Me Up

Design Compact Powder in Mahogany

Design Compact Powder in Soft Beige

Essence The False Lashes Mascara

 

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February Instagram Round Up!

Before it’s time for March round up again (which, I’ll be honest was not my best month for uploading on Instagram due to the fact that I am back at varsity) I just thought I’d share my snaps from the month of February.

If you’d like to be Instagram friends feel free to follow me here and please leave me a comment saying you’re a blogger or you found my blog because I don’t always follow people back as I do tend to get a few random followers.

If you would like any posts related to my Instagram in terms of how I edit my photos, how I grow my following and how I work with brands then feel free to leave me a comment.

Have a fantastic week ahead, all my love xo.

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January Instagram Round Up

Hello beautiful and welcome back to my blog!

This year has started off with a very busy schedule for me. One of the things that I promised myself is that I would be more consistent with 3 things: my blog, my Instagram page and my YouTube channel. I’m very proud to say that I have accomplished this goal in terms of the fact that I’ve been posting almost every single day on Instagram (OK, maybe not January), I now post a new YouTube video every Friday and I would like to bump up my blog post to 3 days a week!

These are my January Instagram snaps. Would you like to be friends on Instagram? I love following fellow bloggers. Just pop me a follow and comment that you found me via blog and I’ll be happy to follow you back xo.

 

6 posts for the month of January is ridiculous, but if you follow me then you would know that there were a ton of posts for the month of February. One of my photos were even featured on the Urban Decay South Africa website!

 

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Curly To Straight Hair Tutorial – My Straightening Routine 2017

There’s nothing I love more than fresh, clean hair! In this tutorial I will take you through how I go from curly hair to pin straight with absolutely no frizz!

Just to clear things up, I’ve had curly hair all my life and I have never had any treatments or drastic changes made to tame my curls. Over time I have learned to love my curls and accept them as part of who I am, I am honored to be part of the curly hair squad!

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As usual, I’m going to ask that if you watch my video, please leave me a like and subscribe to my channel if you’d like to see more videos from me. I would love if you showed me a little bit of love!

PRODUCTS USED:

This was not mentioned in my tutorial but I use the Schwarzkopf BC Bonacure Smooth Perfect Shampoo and Conditioner. This is for frizzy, course and unmanageable hair. I absolutely love the smell and I’m patiently waiting to finish the conditioner so that I can feature it in an empties video!

I love using a wide tooth comb to comb through my curls as it causes less damage. I cannot stand going to the hairdresser because they always pull tons of my hair out because they do not know how to treat frizzy hair and they use a normal comb.

My blowdryer is from Parlux. It was purchased from the hair salon as it is a professional blowdryer as well as my GHD original IV styler. I do not mind spending money on products as I feel that hair is an investment and it will last a long time. I would highly recommend investing in products such as these because other hair tools which are usually inexpensive do not give you the best results and can often times only last a short while before they give up on you. I’ve had my GHD since I was in tenth grade, and I’m already in my 3rd year of university (WHOOP WHOOP FOR GRADUATING NEXT YEAR).

Big Barrel Brush is from the hair salon as well. This allows me to get through larger sections of my hair without struggling as much and has the most amazing grip.

Are we friends on social media? I would love to get to know you! My handles are below xo.

 

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4 Braided Hairstyles – BaByliss Twist Secret Demo & Review

DISCLAIMER: This post is not sponsored, I was sent this product in exchange for an honest review and demo.

Hello Beautiful and welcome back to my blog!

I was supposed to get this post up a while ago already, but I was having issues with my wifi. Today I’ll be talking about the BaByliss Twist Secret and showing you 4 different hairstyles which you can create with it. If you do watch my video, please feel free to subscribe to my channel and show me some love by hitting that “like” button.

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To be honest, when I was sent this product I was not sure what to make of it as I’ve never seen something this creative. I think the last time I braided my hair was when I was in high school, which was 2 years ago. I took it as a challenge to get back into the groove of beautiful braids but trust me, it was NOT an easy task.

Firstly, the product is very small and convenient for travel. The only problem is that the product is battery operated. This is a downside due to the fact that should your batteries die, it’s a hassle to go out and find batteries. I personally would have liked if it had a cord, but the product does have batteries in the box which is a bonus.

Next, the battery cover has a screw on it. I was very unhappy when I wanted to play around with it and found that I needed a screwdriver in order to get the product to work. This is another inconvenience because nobody carries a screwdriver with them when they travel (or is it just me that doesn’t?). Crisis averted, I just called up my dad and asked him to open it for me.

The product has 2 levers which you need to push in order to insert your hair into the strands. The portion which holds your hair is very small which means that you can only work in small sections and is not convenient for bigger braided hairstyles. Other than that, you insert your hair into the product, push the power button up to twist the strands and push it down to braid it.

It is a pretty complicated little tool, is it worth it though?

For people who love experimenting with hairstyles, it’s a pretty cool gadget! The only things to consider is the screw, the amount of hair you can work with and the fact that it is battery operated. Other than that? I’d rate it a solid 7/10.

Here are the 4 hairstyles I created, feel free to watch the video to see exactly how to re-create them. If you watch the video, please don’t forget to like and subscribe!

 

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Beauty For Beginners Series: Beauty Life Hacks

I’ve just finished watching a great episode of Come Dine With me and I have to say, I’m addicted. My heart hurts when I have to write that this is the last feature of my Beauty For Beginners Series, and it has done so well over time. I really want to continue blogging daily and I will, maybe with a day or two off as I am busy studying for exams, I write my mid-year exams which kicks off on Monday but luckily I have great spaces in which I can balance my studies with my blog. Tomorrow I will be uploading my first vlog and it would mean so much to me if you subscribed in the mean time by clicking here xo.

Without any further delay, here it is, my final installment of Beauty For Beginners xo

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  1. You can use your foundation brush to pat on your under-eye concealer if yours does not have an applicator. I have a whole post about Beauty For Beginners Series: Brushes if you’re interested.
  2. If you thought your Beauty Blender was just for blending foundation, you couldn’t be more wrong. You can remove harsh contour lines and remove excess product.
  3. An angled blush brush can be used to contour your face, not just to apply blush.
  4. Messy lipstick edges? Grab your concealer brush to clean it up without ruining the rest of your make-up.
  5. Want your eye shadow to appear more smokey? Try running the shadow below your lash line for a smokey eye effect.
  6. If you need to hide your eyelash glue, try dipping a fanning brush in gel liner and applying it over the glue.
  7. Did you know that if you want a matte lip, you can use a normal lipstick? Simply place a tissue or tissue paper over your lips and apply pressed powder over the tissue. Voila, matte lipstick and it lasts all day!
  8. To appear more awake, use a white eye shadow in the inner corners of your eyes.
  9. To highlight the eye area, add highlighter below the brow bone and in the middle of the lid.
  10. If you want to make your eyes appear bigger, run a nude eye pencil on your lower lash line.
  11. Lipstick can double as a blush if you ever run out. Apply lipstick to your cheekbone and blend into the skin.
  12. To make your eye shadow pop simply cover your lid with white eye pencil before applying the eye shadow.

Hope you’ve enjoyed my series and thank you for everyone who has shown this series so much love. It really motivates me to put out more content on my blog when you get amazing feedback.

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