Enjoy Bath & Body Birthday Celebration – Competition Time!

“Another adventure filled year awaits you”

I love birthdays. No, wait. I love celebrating birthdays. I have always been the person that goes overboard when it comes to celebrating and making the most of someone’s special day because I believe that it’s the one time of the year when people should be given everything their heart desires. However, this year I received a gift on someone else’s birthday.

 

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That’s right, Enjoy Bath and Body was kind enough to send me my absolute favourite range of products, the Good Times Bubbly Celebration range! I came home to such an amazing treat today and I cannot express how grateful I am to be part of their little family. So, what’s in it for you? I thought you’d never ask!

Enjoy is hosting a birthday competition where you can win a shopping spree to the value of R5000 at a mall of your choice. All you have to do is head over to their Instagram or Facebook page to see how you can enter their competition (hint: it’s super easy!)

Happy Birthday Enjoy Bath and Body!

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Make-Up Tutorial: Sultry Smokey Eye & Red Lip Valentines Day/Date Night Look

Ah, and as “single awareness day” slowly approaches, Deeanne decides to throw out not one, but two valentines day inspired looks! In case you missed it, I did a girly fun Essence One Brand Tutorial: Bubblegum Pink Valentines Day Make-Up look and today I wanted to do something a little bit out of my comfort zone, so I went into my sultry side and did a sultry smokey eye with a bold red lip!

As usual, shameless self-promo here. If you enjoy watching my videos, I would love for you to subscribe to my channel so you can see more content from me!

 

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Eylure London Dramatic Lashes 202

Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Minimizing Primer

Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation in True Nude

LA Girl Pro Conceal in Natural

Essence Matt Compact Powder

Catrice Sun Glow Shimmering Bronzer

Beauty Treats LA Heart Love Blusher Palette

The Body Shop Illuminating Drops of Glow

Catrice Mineral Glow Highlighting Powder

Essence Lip Liner 14 Femme Fatale

L.O.V Cosmetics Christina’s Red Lipstick

Essence Keep It Perfect Fixing Spray

 

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I think that this week I will try one more make-up look before I start my back to school/varsity series. I am so excited to be going back to university because it is my final year and the year I have to start job hunting. I am nervous but calm at the same time because I know that God has a plan for me. I really want to go into journalism but I have been looking into teaching English abroad.

 

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In Case You Missed It – What I Got For Christmas 2017 & Helping Animals In Need

— DISCLAIMER: I do not intend on bragging in this video. If you know me, you would know that I only make these types of videos for entertainment purposes and because they do well in terms of views around Christmas time in general. If you do not like these videos, please do not feel obliged to watch it —

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I’M BAAAAAACK.

Hello and welcome to a new and improved version of Sincerely, Deeanne. I wanted to get one last video of 2017 out in the open so I thought I’d leave this little video here for you to watch. You know the drill, I would love for you to like my video and subscribe to my channel. My goal for 2018 is to hit 1000 subscribers so if you could make that happen, I would be really grateful.

As much as I love receiving gifts for Christmas, I wanted to give back throughout 2018. Animals have a very special place in my heart. In 2013, my pitbull, Shylow was stolen out of my grandma’s yard while we were away on vacation. I searched and searched, but to no avail. I can only hope my baby boy is in a better place or that he is safe and unharmed. As I am sure most of you are aware, dog fighting is a common occurrence and a sick pleasure a lot of people take part in. I will list a few of the South African shelters down below, if you are able to donate, these organizations are in dire need and are not funded by the state, so money is very tight for them. Alternatively, if you are looking to give a furry friend a forever home, that would be great too.

Animal Welfare Society Cape Town: https://awscape.org.za/

Good Hope SPCA: https://capespca.co.za/

Oscars Arc WOOF Project: http://www.oscarsarc.org/woof-project.html

TEARS: http://tears.org.za/

My wish for you in 2018 is nothing but good health, good times, great memories and the biggest blessings. Thank you for all your support in 2017, I hope to come out with so much new content for you.

 

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Review: Garnier Pure Active Intensive 3-in-1 Charcoal Anti-Blackhead Wash, Scrub & Mask

It’s been a while.

If you follow me on social media, you would have seen that recently I decided to take a break from Instagram and posting almost daily. As a student, my work load can go from “what am I doing at campus” to “I should be paid for writing 2000 word essays and coming in for tests on Saturdays”.

I love unwinding while I write papers so that I don’t feel overwhelmed. Taking care of yourself is an important asset to your mental health and should always be your first priority. Recently I received the Garnier Pure Active Intensive 3-in-1 Anti-Blackhead Wash, Scrub and Mask from Garnier and at first I was a bit hesitant. Being someone with sensitive skin, I wasn’t sure how my skin would react to the product and if it would work.

First off, I have to say that I received 2 products but will be saving my second review for my demo video. If you didn’t know, I have a YouTube channel which you can find here if you would like to see beauty tutorials, reviews and vlogs. I would love if you would subscribe to my channel so you can be a part of my YouTube family.

I used the charcoal scrub as a mask and I have to say I’m really impressed. It didn’t smell too intense but still had a very nice scent. After leaving the mask on for 5 minutes, I washed it off with warm water. Most masks usually leave my skin feeling rubbery and tight after using them and then result in a massive break out. This mask left my skin feeling so soft and smooth. Apparently this product is supposed to tighten pores as well and I did feel it working. I have yet to get the dreaded blackhead break out but I’m so eager to put this bad boy to work! I love the product so much and I cannot say enough good things about it.

SOME MORE INFORMATION:

Retail Price: R102* (price may vary according to retailer).

3in1 wash + scrub + mask. The PureActive range has been specially developed to help fight the appearance of imperfections, blackheads and excess surface sebum.

Is Garnier PureActive 3in1 wash+scrub+mask right for me?

Yes, if your skin is combination to oily, prone to impurities, open pores and shine.

How is it different?

It can be used as a wash, scrub and mask.

1. Wash: enriched with zinc derivative, known for its purifying properties and smithsonite extract, it intensely cleanses and eliminates impurities.

 2. Scrub: it contains pumice, a natural exfoliant, to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores.

3. Mask: enriched with white clay, known for its softening and absorbing properties, it helps mattify the skin’s appearance.A tripe mineral power for a triple anti-imperfection action to help protect against imperfections even before they appear.

What’s on your beauty desk? Please leave me any sensitive skin mask recommendations!

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I wrote a very detailed personal blog post about myself which you can find here.

If you like tag videos, I’m sure you’ll enjoy this video and if you do decide to watch this video, please subscribe to my channel if you like my content. I am trying to reach 600 subscribers by the end of the year!

This video is the latest tag I did on my YouTube channel. Here are a list of the questions if anyone decides to do the tag on their blog or channel. If you do decide to do this tag, please leave me a comment as I love finding new blogs and I genuinely enjoy getting to know other bloggers ♡.

THE GET TO KNOW ME TAG ♡. (Credits: YouTube Tags xx on Tumblr)

  1. Are you named after anyone?
  2. When was the last time you cried?
  3. Do you have kids?
  4. If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself?
  5. Do you use sarcasm a lot?
  6. Will you ever bungee jump?
  7. What is your favourite cereal?
  8. What is the first thing you notice about people?
  9. What is your eye colour?
  10. Scary movie or happy endings?
  11. What is your favourite smell?
  12. Summer or Winter?
  13. Computer or Television?
  14. What is the furthest you’ve ever been from home?
  15. Do you have any special talents?
  16. Where were you born?
  17. What are your hobbies?
  18. Do you have any pets?
  19. What is your favourite movie?
  20. Do you have any siblings?
  21. What do you want to be when you grow up?

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Life Update: I’m Single, Done Blogging & Future Plans?

I have no idea how to begin this blog post.

I think one thing my readers don’t know about me or choose not to see is that I don’t really like to put my whole life on the internet (ironic, right? I literally post videos on my YouTube channel documenting my life’s adventures and beauty routines). But on a serious note, I feel like I owe it to a lot of people to understand why I haven’t been blogging and why I have not been consistent with my uploads.

Most of the reasons are discussed in my latest vlog which you can watch below. Now just a side note, this was filmed before my initial reason for this post so it’s just a few details. Click play to watch and leave me a like & subscribe:

 

Now, the real reason for my absence on both my social media as well as my blogging/vlogging platforms is because I’ve recently come out of a 4 year relationship. You may or may not have seen my ex in a few of my blog posts and videos but I can’t keep it a secret forever. Due to the fact that we have dated so long, we have both become different people and for that reason, have decided to part ways. I wish him nothing but success and happiness and for this reason I just ask, that should you stumble on an old post or video, that you kindly ignore it and not pay it any further attention.

At this point in time I’ve decided to focus on my blog while at the same time growing my followers and meeting new people along the way. I am not done blogging although it may have looked like that for a while. Thank you for all the love and support you’ve all shown both my blog and my YouTube channel.

As for my future — next year is my final year of university. I still have a long way to go in terms of final year and graduation but this is only a new beginning. Although I am trying to remain at the top of all my classes, I still want to be able to develop a routine in terms of blogging and filming and my schedule will works as follows: I will have 3 blog posts a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and a new YouTube video every Friday.

Someone once said that sometimes you have to accept that some people can stay in your heart, but not in your life x.

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How I Achieved Clear Skin With African Extracts Rooibos Classic Range #SkinLovesRooibos

Hello Beautiful!

I hope your day is as wonderful as you are and that you have a fabulous week ahead of you! Remember Phil 4:13 xo.

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If you do decide to click play, please do not forget to leave a like and to subscribe to my channel to see more videos x.

Recently I was approached by Beauty Bulletin to review the new African Extracts Classic Range. This range is specifically suited for combination skin which is the problem that I have. My skin will vary from oily enough to fry an egg on it to dry as a desert.

ABOUT AFRICAN EXTRACTS:

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photo credits: http://www.africanextracts.com

“Inspired By Nature

The authentic power of nature meets the science of contemporary skin care in African Extracts Rooibos Products.

Our Bio-Active Rooibos extract, made in the Cederberg from freshly harvested Rooibos leaves, contains high levels of antioxidants that work at a cellular level to combat the destructive action of free radicals. Caused by environmental factors, such as UV exposure and pollution, as well as lifestyle stresses, free radicals are the primary cause of ageing.

Bio-Active Rooibos, together with plant extracts and vitamins, boosts the skin’s natural defences and helps moisturize and nourish to keep it smooth, soft and young-looking for longer”

THE CLASSIC FACE CARE RANGE:

Refreshing Toner:

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This gentle but effective toner has Bio-Active Rooibos extract, chamomile and witch hazel to gently soothe and refresh without leaving skin tight. Available in a  250 ml bottle. I absolutely love the fact that there is no alcohol in this, therefore my skin never feels dried out or irritated. With certain cleansers there was always a harsh smell and a burning feeling on my skin which made me very skeptical, but with this toner it left my skin feeling clean and fresh without irritation and it smells amazing!

Moisturizing Day Cream With SPF 15:

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This light, delicately fragranced day cream enriched with Bio-Active Rooibos extract and vitamin E is easily absorbed and leaves skin non-greasy and UVA/B protected. Available in a 75ml bottle. They were not joking when they said “delicately” fragranced. If there’s one thing I hate, it’s that my nose is extremely sensitive when it comes to certain fragrances. If the scent is too strong, I tend to get headaches and nobody wants to start their day off with a raging headache. I love that it isn’t greasy at all and I never have a problem with applying make-up over it if I decide to wear make-up that day.

Soothing Cleansing Lotion:

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This light, non-greasy lotion gently soothes away make-up and impurities, while its rehydrating formula contains extracts of Bio-Active Rooibos and chamomile to soothe the skin. Available in a 250ml bottle. I love the fact that this can remove make-up and it’s not a hassle. It isn’t greasy which is great because as I mentioned that I can’t stand a heavy feeling on my face.

Tissue Oil:

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This concentrated skin-care oil is nature’s all purpose remedy with the trusted soothing and rejuvenating properties of sweet almond and grape seed oil, and the antioxidant power of Bio-Active Rooibos extract and vitamin E. Available in a 60 ml bottle. I’m not going to lie, I am not a fan of the smell of this particular product. I was, however very impressed with how visibly lighter my stretchmarks appeared after using this.

If you would like another video/blog post on how I maintain healthy skin (eating habits, medication, exercise) please feel free to leave me a comment below.

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How I Went Brunette In 1 Wash & GIVEAWAY: John Frieda In Shower Lightening Treatment Review x RubyBox

Hello beautiful!

Welcome back to my blog. I would firstly like to say that the reason this post is so late is due to the animosity universities in my country are experiencing at the moment. Fees must fall has been a whirlwind of events and has caused academic programs to be thrown out. I have been working on assignments and preparing for exams at home and will be starting my Halloween YouTube series tomorrow. The weather has been nothing but dreary here in Cape Town and because I work with natural lighting, it’s hard for me to film.

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I was approached by RubyBox to review the John Frieda In Shower Lightening Treatment in Brunette. You can find their website here.

Rubybox is an online community in which members are sent products to try out and review in exchange for their honest opinion. I love that the community is open and honest and just willing to help in terms of reviewing products. I wanted to record a video review, however, since I didn’t film my process I thought it wouldn’t be the best video to film.

THE PROCESS:

In the box, you have a double sided tube with a cap which you need to break off. The one side of the tube contains the conditioner and the other side contains the dye. Both of these need to be squeezed out at the same time.

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A few things that I want to touch on is that this product should be used in conjunction with the John Frieda Shampoo and Conditioner for optimum results. I was only sent the treatment so my results are not similar to the results you will get if you use the shampoo and conditioner. The whole range can be pictured below which includes:

  • Brilliant Brunette Visibly Deeper Colour Deepening Shampoo, Conditioner, Treatment
  • Brilliant Brunette Visibly Brighter Lightening Shampoo, Conditioner, Treatment
  • Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Lightening Shampoo, Conditioner and Treatment

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The box recommends leaving the treatment in for about 5 minutes, I left mine in for 15 for optimum results as I felt that 5 minutes would not be enough for me. I then washed out the product and continued to shampoo and condition as normal.

THE FINISHED PRODUCT:

After blowdrying and flat ironing my hair, I noticed a visible brown-ish tinge to my hair. I did not go brown as that would mean I’d have to life relatively dark hair to light brown. This is what I ended up looking like, this is from my Snapchat so you can scan my code below to add me!

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MY THOUGHTS:

Overall, had I had to rate this product out of 10, I’d give it a 7 and here are my reasons why:

  • The smell of the dye was way too strong for me. After sitting with the product, I had the worst headache because my nose is very sensitive to smell. This put me off and I know the smell of dye is very hard to mask so I can’t fault the product for that but other dyes didn’t come close to the smell of this one.
  • My hair isn’t that brunette. I could only notice the difference in my hair when in good lighting. I would only recommend this for people with light tone in their hair, not for darker hair colours.
  • The tube is very small. Maybe this is to blame for me not seeing a visible difference but my hair is quite long and the bottle doesn’t have a ton of product in the bottle.

This product can be purchased at Clicks and the range varies in price from R100 to R199.

GIVEAWAY:

I am giving away 1 Sheer Blonde Lightening Treatment and 1 Visibly Brighter Brunette treatment to 2 lucky winners!

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I would love for either bloggers or my readers to try this out and let me know what you thought the results were.

THE RULES:

  • Must be following my Instagram: sincerelydeeanne as well as RubyBox: rubyboxbeauty
  • Tag 2 of your friends in the comment section of the giveaway. Don’t have 2 friends? Tag me (:
  • For an extra entry, you must be subscribed to my YouTube channel which you can find here
  • For an extra entry without subscribing to my YouTube channel, repost the picture to your own Instagram.
  • You may enter as many times as you’d like.

This giveaway is open internationally and closes on the 30th of October. Must be 18 years or older or have parents permission.

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Vampy Burgandy Winter Make-Up Tutorial & Bold Lashes

Hello my beautiful friend!

I know, it’s been a hot minute since I’ve written a blog post and to be really honest, I’ve been taking a break from blogging because I didn’t want to put up content that I wasn’t happy with. In the mean time I have been filming YouTube videos and you can click the one below to watch my latest one. I would really appreciate it if you could subscribe to my channel as I am still growing and trying to find my feet.

I have a video coming this week as well as a review and I will be posting regularly because I have finished my exams! I’m really excited to be bringing my readers great content and just want to thank everyone for being so patient and coming along with me on my blogging adventure.

This look comprises of a vampy lip using Essence Cosmetics “All That Greys” lipgloss in the shade 01. I love this look paired with the Katy Perry lashes from Eyelure in “Cool Kitty”. I wanted to try something bold and warm for the winter season I am experiencing at the moment!

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Beauty For Beginners Series: Foundations & BB Creams

Hi everyone, so here I am with part 2 of my Beginners Series and today I’ll be discussing Foundations and BB Creams. I feel like there isn’t nearly enough posts and once again I’m not trying to say that I’m a pro, but I hope you’ll find my information useful.

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Pictured above are my holy grail foundation products and my all time fave, the BB cream.

From left to right: Garnier BB Cream in the shade Medium (light coverage), Yardley London Foundation in the shade Natural (Full coverage but lightweight) and Black Opal cosmetics foundation in the shade Honey (full coverage, heavy).

 

There are various aspects to foundation such as the right shade, the amount of coverage, the feel on your skin, how long it lasts and most importantly how well it works for you. It can be really daunting using foundations and if not applied properly, it may look cakey (a term used when too much product is visible on the skin) and not blended properly, so your neck doesn’t match your face, which can be really embarrassing. Last night I posted my introduction to brushes and in this case I would recommend a foundation brush and a Beauty Blender or sponge.

Foundation:

There are 2 types of foundations: liquid and powder. Liquid foundation has grown considerably over time and has developed into products such as BB cream, tinted moisturizers, CC creams and so much more. Simply put, the difference between liquid and powder foundations is that the one is in the form of a compressed powder and the other comes in a liquid or cream. The cream versions are products like mousse or paste. You can use either or both, I personally like liquid foundations and prefer to set with a pressed powder.

Finding The Right Shade:

Oh how I wish I had known this before I went out buying make-up for the first time. You can’t judge the colour of foundation by looking at the bottle, you need to test it out. I prefer asking a cosmetics consultant to help me when choosing a foundation due to the fact that it is free of charge and you may ask them for advice such as the coverage you need, which products would suit your skin best etc.

Your Skin Type:

This is extremely important when dealing with foundations and the reason I prefer to speak to a consultant. If you have oily skin, you don’t want to use a shiny, illuminating foundation because that will make your skin more shiny. If you have really dry skin, you don’t want to use a matte foundation because that will make your skin appear more dry and in turn dry out your skin. If you struggle with acne, you should look into a foundation that contains blemish-fighting ingredients like salicylic acid.

Coverage:

Basically, coverage is how light or heavy your foundation is. The lighter your foundation, the less coverage it is likely to have for example a BB Cream. The heavier a foundation is, the more coverage it provides so for acne and skin problems you’d look for a foundation with excellent coverage whereas for everyday use and just brightening up the skin you’d use a lighter coverage. I prefer a medium coverage because I hate the feeling of product on my face especially for the whole day.  There are light, medium, and full coverage foundations. Tinted moisturizers, BB and CC Creams (light) foundations will provide a very light, natural look. Medium coverage will be slightly heavier to cover up blemishes and dark marks. Full coverage is usually thicker and hides basically everything. Foundations can also have different finishes like matte, illuminating, satin, and more. Matte finishes will finish without any shine. Illuminating provides a sort of shimmer effect that looks dewy. Satin provides a sheer finish for a healthy glow.

TIPS:

Prime your face with a primer, gel or moisturizer. This acts as a barrier between the skin and the foundation and gives the foundation something to hold on to.

Use a good brush, or your fingers to apply the foundation.

Blend well, I love using my Beauty Blender. More information can be found in my previous post.

Lastly: Set your foundation with either a setting spray or pressed powder.

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