A few weeks ago, I was gifted the new Blistex Lip Serum and I really enjoyed using the product, so I thought I’d write a review about it!
Here is some information on the product:
- Blistex is America’s leading lip care range.
- The Conditioning Lip Serum works to restore your lips and will help maintain super-hydrated and conditioned lips.
- It comes with a unique, dose control pump dispenser that releases just the right amount of the concentrated serum for the optimal effectiveness.
- The formula consists of olive and avocado oils, Vitamin E and Omega-3 fatty acids which ensures immediate conditioning and unparalleled lip care!
- It retails for around R120 at all leading pharmacies and stores in South Africa.
It feels so great when you apply it for the first time, it’s actually hard to stick to the recommended dose which comes out of the pump dispenser. (You’ll want to smother your lips in it.)
Once applied, my lips appeared and felt immediately more hydrated and cared for. The serum lasts quite long on your lips and you won’t feel the need to reapply it every few hours. I use it about twice a day – mornings and evenings.
I love the packaging, it’s sleek and the pump dispenser really helps when it comes to application.
I did feel that it left a layer of product on my lips, that peeled off after a few hours, an annoying element of the product, but I think it’s because I was applying too much at first, once I stuck to applying one pump per application- the problem was solved.
I’ve been a loyal user of the Blistex DCT lip range, so I was very excited to receive the latest in the innovative Blistex range. I’m pleased with the results this product has delivered.
R120 may seem a bit pricy for a lip product, but if you want results, this is the product for you!
Until Next time!
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A few months ago, I came across this awesome app called DYME which allows you to book beauty appointments in the comfort of your own home or office.
It seemed like a great idea to me so I downloaded the app but never got around to booking an appointment.
This week though I teamed up with the team over at DYME to find out more about the app, it’s services and what an appointment entails.
I booked a full manicure with gelish in my lounge, which was pretty awesome. I didn’t have to worry about what I was wearing to go out, or if I was running late or think about where I’m going to park when I get there- nope! I literally just chilled at home till my nail technician arrived.
My nail technician arrived early with the biggest smile on her face ready to pamper me! Her name was Michelle and she was able to give me a lot of information about DYME.
The app has been around for just over a year now and is based on Cape Town, Joburg and Durban. Though it’s still fairly new, it’s become extremely popular in these cities. Services available include hair, make up, nail tech, maintenance, barber, manicure, pedicure, massage, lash extensions, hair removal, facials and couples therapy. Basically everything you need to keep yourself looking and feeling good!
My treatment went well, Michelle kept the conversation flowing and paid attention to detail – which is a must for me when getting my nails done. It takes her under 5 mins to set up and pack up. She made sure that I was happy at all times. I was extremely happy with my nails by the end of the appointment.
My first experience with DYME was amazing, and I will definitely be booking with them again soon.
If you’re interested in booking an appointment with DYME, download the app on your phone, choose your treatment and artist, then book the time and place! Wham bam you’re booked!
Don’t forget to use my promo code: DYME150 in order to get R150 off your appointment.
Who’s booking an appointment?!
Until next time!
What’s up 20 Somethings!
Now if you’ve been following my blog from its developing stages, one of the first beauty products and brands I was sent to Review was the Environ Original Range. Since then I’ve been in love with their products and do whatever I can to get my hands on them.
So it was only natural that I did a little dance when Beauty Bulletin called me to let me know I’d be a part of their new Environ Campaign!
The range they sent me consisted of two products: The Revival Masque and the Hydrating Oil Capsules. It was love at first use for me. Immediately after my first application I felt an improvement in my skin- but I’m getting ahead of myself. Let me tell you about the products first.
The Revival Masque:
This innovative Masque contains alpha Hydroxy acids which help exfoliate the upper most layer of the skin leaving you with fresher looking skin that looks and feels revived and smooth. Over time this product will help the skin feel more hydrated and firmer. This product is aimed at keeping your skin looking youthful- let’s face it, you’re never too young to use anti-aging products. Prevention is better than cure.
The packaging is super sleek and innovative, with a pump dispenser your product is as good as new no matter how many times you use it. It’s a “no mess no fuss” application, just grab the brush that accompanies the product, pump the dispenser and apply the Masque! I’m obsessed.
The Hydrating Oil Capsules:
These capsules contain a blend of retinol and antioxidants to protect the skin from the damaging affect of free radicals leaving the skin looking radiant and silky smooth.
The container contains capsules, which you can use twice a week. Guys, I wish I could upload the feeling the content of these capsules give your skin. It’s mind blowing.
Okay! Review Time!
The ingredients in the Masque are extremely strong and active, so on my first application I experienced a tingling sensation. The pamphlet within the box suggested starting out with only 10 mins before washing off, gradually as your skin gets more used to the product it can be worn for up to 20 mins or even as an over-night Masque.
Even after my first application my skin looked revived and radiant. The Masque applies easily and you don’t need much to spread over your entire face and neck. I actually had to tell myself to stop because it felt so good to apply, I just kept going. I’ve only been using the product twice a week for 4 weeks, and I’m sure with continued use this product will do wonders for my skin and aging prevention.
The Hydrating Oil Capsules are a gift from the heavens. Each application is in its own little capsule to ensure that the oil is in optimum condition for application. Just twist off the tip or cut it off and apply it generously all over your face then rub it in and feel the magic. Now I must warn you, once you’ve applied this product you will not be able to stop touching your face! It’s amazing. The oil is absorbed into the skin leaving it feeling extremely silky soft instead of oily. This feeling lasts all day and the next. These oil capsules are a game changer, I’ll definitely be repurchasing them in the future.
The revival Masque retails for R1020 and the Hydrating Oil Capsules(30 pack) retail at R730 – so it’s a bit on the pricey side of life. I know I can’t afford to be buying these products every single month. But they are worth it guys. And they last quite a while as they do not need to be applied every single day for you to get results. Add them to your Christmas list, ask your rich single auntie to hook you up or start an Environ savings fund- just do what you need to do to experience this product.
Like, with prices this high, I can’t afford to lie to you about this, so trust me. These products worked wonders for my skin and I’m sure they’ll do the same for you.
Check out my first impressions videos here.
Find an Environ stockist near you: https://www.environskincare.com/za/stockist-locator/
Until next time babes!
Whats Up 20 Somethings!
I hope you’re all doing well and have dealt with the fact that it’s November already!! I mean, where did this year go even?!
I’ve been pretty busy my side, I just started a new job so that’s been distracting me from blogging duties, but never fear, I have been testing out a few products in my spare time to review for you guys.
One of the products I’ve been testing is the Derma Hydrate Gentle Cleansing Bar. Derma Hydrate is a completely new brand on the block and is revolutionising the way we think of soaps. What makes it so special you ask?
Well for starters, it offers effective cleansing without the harshness of soap, as it is 100% soap free!
- Formulated for Dry, dehydrated and compromised skin types.
- Dermatologist Tested
- Contains no artificial colourants
- Cruelty Free!
- Has the ideal pH level of 5.5
- Colour Free
- Vitamin E enriched
It sounds like a dream for someone with dry or sensitive skin. Because it is soap free it can be used everywhere, body, face, you name it. I have very dry skin, especially this time of year and I was very interested to try out this product and see what it would do for me.
I used the Derma Hydrate Cleansing Bar on my body for a week an noticed an immediate difference in my skin. It didn’t have the tightness I usually experience with soaps and my skin felt a lot more nourished and hydrated. After one week the texture and look of my skin was amazing. Places where I had cracked, dry skin were looking and feeling great. I wish I had taken before and after pictures to show you the amazing change this cleansing bar has made on my skin.
The only thing I didn’t enjoy about this soap was that it’s fragrance free. It smells like nothing- which is an annoying smell I’ve found. I wish they had added some natural fragrant ingredients just to make the bar a bit more pleasant.
But apart from the fragrance, or lack thereof, it’s a great product and if you suffer from dry or sensitive skin, this may be the cleansing product you’ve been waiting for.
Remember to follow us on Instagram to keep up to date with all our current trials and reviews.
Until Next Time!
I’ve got a very loyal relationship with tissue oil; I believe that it is a vital part of a 20 Something’s beauty Regime. Like, prevention is better than cure, babes.
Most people use tissue oil for stretch marks; preventing them or getting rid of them. That’s Justine Tissue Oil’s claim to fame: that it can get rid of stretch marks in a matter of weeks. In fact, this miracle tissue oil promises to:
• Banish scars and stretch marks twice as fast as other tissue oils
• Protect the skin against sun damage
• Help the skin look younger in under a week
• Improve skin texture
• Reduce lines and wrinkles
I’m lucky enough to not have any stretch marks yet, besides a few small ones here and there. But I do have a rare skin problem, which causes uneven skin in the affected areas. I also have extremely dry skin, so I was hoping that this tissue oil could help me eradicate these two concerns.
I found that after 3 or 4 weeks of using this product, my skin is sufficiently softer and smoother. My driest skin areas look a lot better and feel amazing now. So yay!
Unfortunately, This tissue oil did not do much for my pigmentation issue caused by my skin problem, which is to be expected- I’ve seen dermatologists in every corner of the city and no one has been able to tell me what causes this issue or how to cure it. So I was really hoping for a miracle with this tissue oil.
Although I didn’t get my own desired results, I have seen this product work for a lot of other people, so I wouldn’t write it off based off my assessment. It might be the miracle product you’ve been waiting for.
I’ve been using Justine products for the past two months now and the brand has really impressed me. Even though it didn’t change the appearance of my uneven skin tone, my skin feels amazing. And it has really helped to get rid of small scars I have on various parts of my body. The Justine brand is beyond amazing,
Have you tried any of their products? Let me know in the comments section.
Special shout out to Rubybox for the hookup and Dexter Williams for proofreading like a boss.
What’s up Beauties!
I felt super spoilt this week, when Rubybox sent me this amazing range from Justine. The Dailycare Hydrating Range is formulated for dry skin types and is a 3 step daily regimen.
Justine has really gone all out with the Dailycare range, they have formulated different ranges depending on your skincare needs. The Dailycare products includes ranges for Hydrating, Perfecting and Balancing the skin. As I have dry skin, I was sent the Hydrating range.
It’s clinically proven to increase hydration in the skin after one use for up to 8 hours.
I’ve been using this product for two weeks now and I can see the difference in my skin already.
The cleanser leaves my skin looking brighter immediately after I’ve washed it – it doesn’t make my skin feel dry, instead it feels so refreshed that I feel like I could just use the cleanser and go on with my day.
I’m not usually a fan of toners, but this one is quite nice- it’s a gel toner which is different to the toning liquids and lotions available on the market. It’s formulated to retain the skin’s natural moisture. Personally I feel that while it succeeds in removing excess dirt and bacteria on my skin, it leaves my skin feeling tight and in need of the moisturiser.
The Moisturiser is my favourite in the range, it has SPF 20, to protect your skin from the sun’s harsh rays but besides that it leaves my skin feeling EXTREMELY hydrated for hours. Literally it feels like I’ve just applied it even hours later.
I wasn’t familiar with this brand until I received this range, I haven’t seen it in any retail stores, I think it works like Avon, where you need to order products from a consultant. You can check out their website, it explains in depth how you can go about getting your hands on these amazing products:Justine Website
Check out my skin’s natural glow after two weeks of using this product:
And the best part? The range won’t break your bank. The Cleanser and the Toner go for R79 each and the moisturiser is R159. That’s R317 for the whole range!!!!!!!!!!
Have you used the Justine brand before? Let me know what your favourite products are in the comments.