Beauty

aloe vera gel
Photo Credit: Dr. Organic

My best kept skincare secret is Aloe Vera gel. I cannot explain to you how great it is for the skin, but for the purpose of my blog – I’m going to have to try.

I apply it everywhere, especially on my face. Since applying one layer daily, I’ve noticed my skin is softer, smoother and radiant-er.

Although some makeup artists don’t recommend applying it underneath makeup, I have been… If you use it sparingly, it can act as a good base.

Things you can use Aloe Vera gel as:

  1. A mask for the skin – lather your face in layers, leave to dry and peel off.
  2. Moisturisers – apply daily, in the morning or evening (depending on your preference.

Does it stink? Yes, it doesn’t smell like the nicest thing in the world, but the benefits overshadow its scent. I spritz some rose water on my face if the smell of aloe vera gets overpowering.

Benefits of using Aloe Vera gel:

  1. Good for softening fine lines, wrinkles
  2. Good for dry skin
  3. Good for blemishes, scars and acne
  4. Good for evening out skin-tone
  5. Smoothens the skin
  6. It is just an all-round MVP of a natural skin care product.

There you have it, Aloe Vera gel. Get some and apply some…

Growing Aloe Vera and applying some directly from the plant is safest. I’m working on that. But, getting it from the store in a squeezy bottle works just as well.

PantenePantene Pro V

Another day, another blog! This time I’m coming at you LIVE, reviewing Pantene Pro V: Repair & Protect.

So, as you know, I applied almond oil on my hair a few days ago. Truth be told I’ve been washing my hair every day since trying to get it out of my hair entirely. This has finally done the trick, after using it once.

I used it a while back and loved it, but have since been having to use a sulfate-free one for a while. Alas, the sulfate-free ones seem to be making my scalp produce more oils than usual.

There you go, if you want a shampoo and conditioner that doesn’t dry out your hair nor make it excessively oily, use this.

My hair feels soft, and silky. Give it a go!

This shampoo is particularly great for over heat-styled or bleached hair.

Victoria Secret

A flirty, floral fragrance. Hypnotize in Love Spell, a vibrant, irresistible blend of lush cherry blossom and juicy peach. Experience the luxury of fragrance. Refreshing formula is infused with conditioning aloe vera and calming chamomile. Spray on for a sexy touch of scent.

Word on the streets is that Nina Simone put a spell on you… ‘A-B-C easy as 1-2-3!’ 🎵

Victoria Secret: *knock knock*

‘Mii: who’s there?

Victoria: a Secret!

‘Mii: “I’ll let you in, on a Secret!”

Hahahahahahahahahahahha! This joke that I made still makes me laugh; & MJ is innocent until the “kids” do a lie-detector test.

So, back to fragrances, my nostrils love this one. I can’t explain the scent, it’s just magical; hence the name ‘Love Spell‘.

The packaging is very amethyst-esque which is my favourite stone right now.

Laura Mercier

High pigment, high performance, oil-free foundation creates a flawless canvas that lasts up to 12 hours. Makeup artists love how it feels comfortable on skin while hiding even hard-to-cover imperfections. Designed for normal to oily skin. Smooths skin texture and visibly evens skin tone. Color-true pigments virtually disappear on skin for smooth, even application and blending.

Introducing my current favourite foundation, Laura Mercier’s Silk Creme Oil Free. I ‘found’ that this ‘dation’ left my face looking flawless. It left a glow in all the right places, and matted up all the wrong.

Surprisingly, one of its 16 shades matched my skin-tone to a t-shirt. Yes, I accidentally ended up wearing it on my shirt a few times. Luckily, I have a washing machine.

I also have a camera, and have noticed this makes my photos look LIKE-worthy. I serve LUKES now (not the name). 😜

It’s my favourite foundation since Cargo HD.

Dior

Alohahahaha = the Hawaiian laugh.

In other news, here’s my blog about Dior’s It-Lash Mascara. Are you ready? You better be. If not, don’t worry – there’s still time.

Dior Addict It-lash can transform the eyes in a single sweep for a fabulous impact, as if by magic. Volume, length and the most extraordinary stylistic effects come together to achieve a fashion-forward, modern-day doe-eyed look. With unconditional hold, easy to apply and easy to remove, it is the ideal mascara for women who want it all, and want it now.

It’s honestly the best mascara I’ve used in a long time. I’ve been blessed with longer-than-average lashes. So, not all mascara wands work for me, but this one does.

I look for volume, length and curl. This particular mascara does it all. It’s the triple threat of mascaras.

No, it doesn’t come cheap as the ones on the high street, but – it’s Dior. Loved by all Christians.