MY FAVOURITE 2-IN-1 LUSH CLEANSER AND MASK

It’s time to mask all things facial related! Yes, that means getting down to the bottom of those gnarly pores, blackheads, whiteheads and blemishes the natural way!

If you’re like me, you enjoy all things skin related. Facial masks are a regular, and of course, every day cleansing is a MUST! A happy face means a more confident you, and a confident Betty, means all the more reason to have those boys poreing (pun intended) their hearts out to you!

All natural, fresh ingredients!

I have been a regular user of normal store bought face washes, toners, moisturisers and everything in between, but since being pregnant, and after the extensive research that I have been doing about all the different chemicals that make up majority of these products, I have decided to opt for a more natural route of face bathing!

I have always had naughty skin, so much so, that at one point my spots were so uncontrollable that I had to resort to Accutane. If you know how bad Accutane is for the human body, then I hope that paints a clear enough picture of what my actual face was looking like at the time.

Since being pregnant, my skin has become more sensitive to harsh chemicals, which may be a good thing, since I have now switched over to using more of a natural range of products which I am totally enjoying. I can also totally pronounce all of the ingredients too, which is an added bonus!

The self preserving type is the best type!

Today, I am going to share my 2 favourite 2-in-1 all natural mask and cleanser with you. All organic. All natural. And all fabulous!

Up first, we have the Mask of Magnaminty . This tub brings more to the table than expected. It’s pretty much a 2 in one jar of awesomness! This peppermint mask can be used as a face or body mask and comes in two different sizes – a big tub and a baby tub.

The Mask of Magnaminty

This concoction is self-preserving, which means that it doesn’t need any synthetic preservatives (generally the ingredients that you can’t pronounce) to keep them fresh.

The freshness of peppermint oil and kaolin clay promote a feeling of tingliness and freshness. This mask is also great for redness of the skin (which I have) with its soothing vanilla properties. You can also enjoy a 15-minute moisture burst from the honey in the mask too. The consistency is spot on (excuse the pun) and thick which makes applying the mask to dry skin oh so easy.

Minty fresh!

My other current favourite from the LUSHious range of products is Angels On Bare Skin. This tub of goodness is frightfully heavenly. I will say that at first, I wasn’t the biggest fan of the smell, but after a few sniffs and wafts, I began to LOVE it! This might also be due to an over sensitive pregnancy snout. This product is a little different as it is not a mask, but rather a cleanser, both for the body and face – BINGO!

Angels on Bare Skin!

The consistency is crumbly with plenty of ground almonds, lavender and camomile oil. The lavender is super refreshing against unhappy skin and is an absolute skin savior with its disinfectant properties that help banish bacteria from the pores. How pore-fect!

To use this, simply scoop a few crumbles onto your hand and mix with a dash of water to make a paste. Massage this onto the face or body and rinse to have a smoothly cleansed face!

All of the crumbly goodness!

P.S I totally got my boyfriend to try the Magnaminty mask with me, and he secretly loved it. So come on girls, get your bubbly out and have a pamper night with your man!

Until next time,

Mycaila – Jade

xxx

MOTHER’S DAY FACIALS WITH HEY GORGEOUS! [BAYSIDE MALL]

Firstly, HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to all the new mommies, grannies and god mommies out there! Today we celebrate all the years of putting up with tantrums, attitudes, and memories of laughter, love, surprises and everything else in between.

I for one know that I have given my mom grey hairs, an occasional wrinkle (not that she has many) and of course, I have been accountable for all the marbles that she has lost over the last 24 years. Apparently I WAS an absolute terror and my “terrible two’s” lasted all the way until I was 22!

With the excitement of becoming a new mom myself later in August this year, and realizing that I MIGHT have a Naughty Nelly of a child on my hands, I decided to treat my mom and myself to a Skin Evening and Brightening Facial at Hey Gorgeous (Bayside Mall) to celebrate Mother’s Day and hopefully reverse all those years of stress and apparently the odd “wrinkle” that I caused.

Atlantic Sea Kelp & Brown Rice Cleansing Powder looking dashing!

We started off with the Atlantic sea kelp & Brown rice cleansing powder for a pre cleanse and skin polishing, you know for all the years of stress. This mask was left on our skin for 1 minute and was then massaged in with a cleansing brush. While this mask was getting to work we could totally feel our faces tingling and our  skin was already feeling so much happier! After that, our masks were wiped away with warm water.

Step 1: Looking a little like Shrek in my Sea Kelp Cleansing Mask

The Peach and Rosehip seed cleanser was applied next. This cleanser smelt amazing! There were whiffs of maple syrup and orangey wafts of deliciousness, and not to mention the subtle sweetness of the peaches in the air! While the snouts were enjoying these smells, our faces were having this concoction massaged in with the cleansing brush.

The Peach & Rosehip seed Cleanser and the Vitamin C Toner posing for pictures together!

After that, our moment of heaven was wiped way with the Vitamin C Toner, which is superb for an instant burst of freshness, and helps with collagen production to fight those wrinkles (yet again, for you Mother and all those years of torture) and of course ensures evenness in the skins tone and texture.

Step 2: My mom looking all happy and enjoying the cleansing brush!

The Goji Berry Face Mask was lathered onto our faces next, and that was it, we arrived at our next moment of heaven! Believe me when I say that this smelt more amazing than your grandma’s baked apple pie, and of course has less calories too!!!

The Goji Berry Face Mask with REAL bits of berry in it!

The mask was massaged in with a sponge brush which was so soft and helped penetrate those pores. This was left to work its magic over the next 5 min for those everlasting years of “terrible 2’s” before being wiped away with water and soft cotton pads. Our faces felt softer than your average baby’s bottom (not that I have felt many) and I could feel instant relief from my chin area that was misbehaving with a breakout of super painful spots.

Step 3: There’s a berry on my face!

Goji berries are also fabulous for its anti-aging potential by plumping up those fine lines and hydrating tired skin. You can’t go wrong when evening primrose oil, shea, mango butter, green tea and honey are having an absolute party on your face! Talk about being pampered!

After being wiped away with water, the Vitamin C Serum (for age defying purposes) and the Skin Evening and Brightening Serum was massaged into our faces and left to sink into our skin, helping with moisture and yes, those little lines, yet again.

Step 4: Vitamin C Serum and Skin Evening and Brightening Serum

Afterwards, the Revitalising Eye Cream was applied around the eye area and was massaged in with a super duper magic wand that was heated up.

Step 5: The Revitalising Eye Cream and The Magic Wand

We finished off the treatment with the Skin Lightning & Brightening Moisturiser which helps correct the skin tone. And believe me when I say that this tub of awesomeness is the absolute tits! Wafts of Liquorice Root can be enjoyed by the snout as well as shea butter, coconut and jojoba oils which left my mom feeling like the Fabulous Fiona that she is! I also loved this moisturizer and thought that the entire treatment was to DIE for – even though I TOTALLY walked out there alive!

I absolutely love these products being all natural with no preservatives and have also recently found out that Hey Gorgeous now ship worldwide – how fabulous! There was such a friendly warm atmosphere in the room when having our facials done and we were made to feel right at home and treated with such happiness and had plenty of laughs at the Bayside Mall store. We absolutely loved our facials and I definitely cannot wait to go back and try out all the others.

Look at my mom, all happy and realizing that the last 24 years of torture from me have totally been worth this facial!

I am currently testing out their Belly Butter and Stretch Mark Healing Oil for my growing tummy and will be doing a full review on these once my little one has surfaced after August this year.

Alrighty ladies, head on over to your nearest Hey Gorgeous Store for your facials!

P.S There’s a 30% discount for all facials done on a Friday!

Until next time,

Mycaila – Jade

XXX

GARNIER PURE ACTIVE 3 IN 1 [VALENTINES SKIN]

There’s no doubt that us girls LOVE a 2 for 1 special when it comes to all things beauty related, right? I don’t know about you, but I seriously question my life decisions when I even CONTEMPLATE saying “no” to bargains of that kind.

Since it is Valentines day, why not show your skin some love before trying any special make-up looks for your dinner date tonight? Happy skin means a happy YOU and after all, 3 for 1 is the new thing! Yes, 2 for 1 is so last season!

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The Garnier Pure Active range boasts a fabulous little invention that is bound to knock your socks off and put all those little blemishes to bed.

This is not your average face product – think ONE product and THREE different ways to use it. Basically, it can be used as a face wash, scrub or mask – take your pick, Fancy Nancy! In my opinion, this is the absolute HOLIEST of holy grails when it comes to a “multiple use” product!

I don’t know if you can tell, but my personal favourite is the mask!

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It is packed with all sorts of terrific ingredients that help unclog your pores and even out your skin tone.The 3 in 1 is formulated with pumice beads which is a natural exfoliant as well as white clay which softens and mattifys the skin.

I’d suggest adding this product to your daily skincare regime by using it as a face wash or scrub, or as a mask 2-3 times a week.

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My favourite thing about using this as a mask is that it’s super quick and easy.

Follow my 4 easy steps for a face mask quickie:

Step 1: Apply onto your face (while dry),

Step 2: Leave for 3 minutes

Step 3: Rinse off!

Step 4: And VWWWAALLAAAAH!!! You are now ready to frolic about like a Fresh Faced Fiona!

If the face mask doesn’t tickle your pickle, use it as a gentle face wash in the mornings for an extra fresh kickstart or in the evenings as a scrub to eliminate all grimy oils from the day, but always remember to use a good moisturiser! Moisturising is key, ladies!

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Be sure to get your hands on this at Clicks for R101.95.  I guarantee you’ll be left feeling like a minty fresh daisy!

Always remember to use a good moisturizer after any face cleansing. My favourite one at the moment is the Garnier Matte Control Anti Shine Moisturiser (What a mouthful!).

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Have you tried this product before? Which way is your favourite way to use it?

Until next time,

Mycaila-Jade

xxx

HOW TO RESUSCITATE YOUR FACE

Oh would you look at that…Summer holidays have come and gone, believe it or not!! After taking a break over the exam and vacation season, I am more than excited to be back at working on my blog and all things fabulous! With that being said, WELCOME BACK to reading your first Booty and Beauty Blog post of 2016!!

I’m not entirely sure about all of you Beautiful Betty’s, but after a month of frolicking about in the sunshine, eating all the wrong, but OH SO DELICIOUS foods (as we tend to do in the holidays) and boogying up a complete and utter storm, ones face tends to lag in looking radiantly gorgeous and begins to sport the feeling of an almost shrivelled prune. NOT so fabulous, if you ask me.

Luckily, I have managed to resuscitate such facial behaviour with a few easy to use and affordable beauty finds. Affordable? Why yes Young Lass, you’ve read correctly!

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And here we have Wendy Wipes, Spongebob and Miss Micellar in this family portrait!!

First up is one of my favourites and I am rather sad to have jumped on the band wagon a little late with this one, but HEY, at least I didn’t miss the ride! I am in absolute awe of this product from Garnier. It was only released in South Africa a few months ago and goes by the name of  Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water. Sounds angelic, doesn’t it?

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Miss Micellar looking all minty and fresh!!

This Micellar Water can be used to remove make-up, cleanse and purify your skin without ANY rinsing and can even be used on the entire face, eyes and lips. What a bonus! It is used in the same way as you would do with toner by dashing a splash on a piece of cotton wool and wiping over all facial areas. Basically, it’s a mini face bath. What’s even better about this bottle of magic is that it’s super gentle on the skin and leaves you feeling refreshed and jolly.  Refreshed AND jolly? Quite a talented product if you ask me!!

Pure Active Micellar Water is suitable for sensitive to combination skin. This minty green coloured bottle is superbly big in size (400ml) and has a guarantee of 200 uses! Nothing quite like being large and in charge! A bottle of such bliss can be found at Dischem for R79.95.

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Miss Micellar is worth R79.95 at your local Dischem if you’d fancy adopting her!!

Another favourite of mine happens to be 3 in 1 make-up removal cleaning wipes from Pure. These are absolutely fabulous and are perfect for cleansing and refreshing ones face during the super hot Summer days, and to of course remove make-up.  These wipes are enriched with Aloe Vera and have a scent of this kind too. Expect your skin to be left feeling radiantly refreshed and smooth.  A pack of 25 wipes retails for R19.95 at your local Checkers.

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Pure 3 in 1 make-up removal facial wipes for R19.95 at Checkers.

If you are needing a helping hand in the cleansing department, try out my beauty find of Facial Cleansing Sponges from Dischem for R14.95. These are super easy to use to remove make –up and to cleanse. Simply rinse in clear hot water when you are finished using these helpful little gems. Nothing like letting your sponges have a hot bath too, right?

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So basically, Spongebob has been dissected for an entire R14.95 at Dischem!

Next on the list is none other than a few beautifully hydrating face masks from Mantagne Jeunesse. I have yet to try 2 out of the 3 that I have bought and will be posting my review on these once they have all been put to test. I can’t wait to share my thoughts on these with you. Each of these masks can be bought for R29.95 at Clicks. Totally winning at life right now, aren’t we?

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An anti-stress heat warming mask, dead sea sheet mask and a hydrating coconut face mask looking happy at R29.95 each from Clicks. Even they are sporting big smiles!!

I hope this post will leave your face feeling happy and refreshed and that you’ll be adding these to your family of skincare products.

Happy, happy face bathing, all you Pretty Petals!!

Mycaila-Jade xxx