Friday, 3 July 2015

Because Anybody Can!

Thank you to me&youmobile for choosing me as your winner.

My pretty pink personalised @SuzelleDIY Toolkit arrived this morning and I couldn't be more stoked.
 
Standby for Suzelle-Mariaan-Inspired vloggy very soon, with a couple of friends where I will show off and demonstrate my toolkit's contents.

D-I-Y.....because Anybody Can


Wednesday, 1 July 2015

See What C can Do

Vitamin C is the monarch of anti-aging vitamins and is vital for mature skin.

Vitamin C provides potent antioxidant protection, shielding skin from damaging free radicals. That’s those annoying rogue molecules that promote premature aging. The most common forms of damage are environmental factors that we can’t get away from - sun damage, pollution and oxygen.

Did you know that smoking also depletes your skin’s Vitamin C?  Yip, all the more reason to quit and keep your skin looking younger for longer.

Here are some of the Benefits:

• Reduces the appearance of dark spots and other types of sun damage
• Boosts healthy collagen production (firmer skin)
• Reduces inflammation and irritation, both of which cause a cascade of damage
• Promotes collagen boosting and natural radiance and clarity
• Fades post-breakout red marks by improving skin’s natural healing response
• Increases the effectiveness of your sunscreens and boosts your skins defence against UV exposure.

The Vitamin C Royalty – Ascorbic Acid 

Ascorbic acid, also known as L-ascorbic acid, has the most research of any form of vitamin C when it comes to benefits for skin. It is also the most commonly used Vitamin C in well-formulated skincare products.

Ascorbic acid is also a powerhouse when mixed with other antioxidants, or when used alone in higher concentrations. Great News! Vitamin C creams are safe to combine with all other skin care products. They work synergistically with other antioxidants, including Vitamin A in the form of Retinol.

For a super powerful anti-aging punch, mix vitamin C and E together.

You’ll be rewarded with a healthy, glowing skin.

Remember to purchase a serum that contains at least 20% Vitamin C, at least 5% Hyaluronic acid, which retains moisture and Ascorbic acid which boosts collagen production.

Read your labels, Beauties!

Remember when you buy a serum with vitamin C, you have to be careful that its contents come as little in contact with the air as possible because the product’s potency can easily be affected negatively. That means you have to keep the bottle always closed ,and with little contact to the sun. A less transparent bottle is always better for protection.

We also want the product to be as natural as possible. A serum that is free of toxic Parabens, Sulfates, Synthetic Dyes, Silicone, Phthalates, Petrochemicals, Aromas and GMO’s with no colorants and no optical diffusers.

The top 5 MegaStars of the Vitamin C Serums are constantly changing, and there are so many products on the market that keep popping up.

See What C can do for you.... and watch the dazzling transformation.

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Head Over Kiehls #ChangeYourSkin

It’s been one week using the Kiehl’s #3Musketeers....  

... and by #3Musketeers I mean the three products that the Beauties at Beauty Bulletin sent to me from the Kiehl's skin care range.  You can read all about them individually over at the forum by clicking on the links below.




I must say..., I feel quite sparkly and sophisticated using these bottles religiously morning and night.

Previously, I didn't do a skin routine in the morning.  I simply didn't have time.  It's normally just wash my face, apply moisturiser and go.  So, this routine has taken a wee bit getting used to. 

To make it easier for myself, I leave the #3Muskateers on my bedside table, so that I will be constantly reminded about the products and the procedure of applying them twice a day.  I don't want to jeopardise the promised end result.   

Gimme 21 days, Beauties…they say it takes 21 days to form a new habit. So far I haven’t missed a morning or night!  My skin feels smoother a lot less dry and completely nourished.

Here are my before and After One Week results.



I am Head Over Kiehls in love with my #3Musketeers!

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Kiehls 3 Muskateers #ChangeYourSkin

Before Pic #nofilter
Happy Friday-Eve, Beauties!

When you turn 40, your skin is branded as “mature”. This is the pivotal time to invest in a trusted, good-quality skin-care product to help you keep your youthful appearance and combat those fine lines and flush away those dark spots.

My "mature" neck and chest area is constantly exposed to the elements and the sun. Its turning crinkly, crumpled and discoloured.  It needs extra attention.

So, I’m eager to try the Kiehl’s Spot Solution on my neck and chest area too. I will be using this product on my right forearm, so that we can measure the difference from one sun-damaged arm to the other one.  

Cleva, right?

I love the Kiehl's packaging of the skin care range.  It is simple, clean and classic and gives the impression of less is more, you know, good quality. 

The smell of the product is fragrance-free so there is no strong odour, which I’m super happy about, because I detest high perfumed facial products.  I can only describe the Kiehl products as Clean-Smelling.  

It has only been four days using the products, but my skin feels smooth and soft and well nourished.  

Stand by on Monday for a full week's report back of each of the 3 products I'm testing and some updated Week 1 "Before and After Pics".

See ya!

xxx


 

Monday, 22 June 2015

Kiehl or No Kiehl #ChangeYourSkin

I celebrated my birthday on Friday past and I can't tell you how many times I got asked my age.

I hesitated answering the question every time.

Afterwards, I asked myself why?

It's not that I didn't want to reveal my age, it's just I don't feel my age.

When I say the number 43 out loud it makes me seems old - like a Tannie - and my age doesn't truly reflect how I feel inside.  I still feel young and I still have tons of stuff I want to do in my life.  I have too much on my bucket list to feel old.

I do my best to look after my hair and skin.  I go to gym three to four times a week and I can run 5km in under 30 minutes.  I try to stick to a balanced diet and drink my daily quota of water.

So, when Beauty Bulletin approached me to be a guinea pig for them using Kiehl's iconic products that promised to change my skin and appear as young as I feel inside, I jumped....and smiled...then whopped.

I'm ready to take The Challenge!

What Challenge I hear you ask?

The Kiehl's #ChangeYourSkin Challenge.  Essentially, I will be crash testing Kiehl's #SuperSerums and blogging my progress from start to finish.  I will be posting before after photos (without make up) so that you can watch the magic happen to my skin in 28 days.

I have great expectations from these pretty smelling bottles, I'm hoping they make me look as fabulous on the outside as I feel on the inside.

In order for you to follow my progress through this challenge, you have to pick your poison.  I have plenty platforms to choose from.    Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or check out my posts on Beauty Bulletin.

Oh, I know that Kiehl's is way older than me...my measly 43  years versus their 160 years?  Not much competition there, but I'm certainly gonna give it a whirl.




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