Neutrogena Skincare

Happy new month beautiful people 🙂

I have been plagued with acne for as long as I can remember. I’ve spent so much time in dermatologist offices, but no treatment seems to have a lasting effect. So when I spotted these in a shop at makola (one of the biggest markets in Ghana) I just had to try it. What’s the point of having a lot of makeup if the canvas isn’t very smooth?

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(Yes that’s the Big Bang Theory playing in the background)

I know Neutrogena have been makers of skincare products for a long while but I have surprisingly never tried any. Now there were so many things to choose from but I decided on the Oil – Free Acne Wash and the Clean Pore Oil – Eliminating Astringent. Now for someone who has acne, large pores and oily skin, this is music to my ears. 

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They both contain 2% salicylic acid which is the active ingredient. Now I don’t know if this is enough to really make a difference but it’s worth a shot.

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The Astringent contains alcohol which bothers me a little, but it also contains witch hazel which is a big plus. At first glance it has a pretty strong scent and the top seems a bit loose cos it spilled a little in the carrier.

I haven’t tried them yet, since I just got them but I’ll post weekly progress updates every Friday so I let you guys know just how it’s going.

I got them for 25 cedis each. Sadly I didn’t check the name of the shop but I’ll be happy to show anyone where it is.

Have you tried these? Did it work for you? Share your thoughts with me

Beverly xx

Dye dreams within reach ! 😃

Ever since I watched Peter Andre’s ‘Mysterious Girl’ video, I’ve wanted purple hair. I remember telling my mum when I turned 18, I was going to dye my hair purple. Sadly I never got to go purple, but I did dye my hair gold for a while when I got my hair cut 3 years ago. I don’t know what dye was used then, because I got it professionally done at the salon with the haircut. I hated the haircut (for a while, then it grew on me) but I didn’t mind the dye so much. I just grew out of my hair, thankfully, with no breakages of any sort.

Needless to say, I didn’t experiment with any hair colour of any sort until now. I met up with a friend today at the mall and we were perusing the aisles in Shoprite when we came across the skincare aisle and in front of us was a shelf full of dyes. I felt like I’d died and gone to heaven. SoftSheen Carson’s Dark and Lovely in Magic Plum (I think it’s pretty obvious why) caught my eye immediately and I grabbed it immediately.

This is what it looks like:

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I did a quick search online for reviews on the product but I didn’t find many. The only in depth one I found was from a Nigerian blogger Nafisah on Coily Head of Hair (check out her review here) and it wasn’t very encouraging 😒

My hair is not natural, like hers is, so I’m hoping I get a different result, so I’m still going to give it a shot.

I’ll post an in – depth review and let you know how this turns out. Looks like I’m going to be rocking purple hair for Christmas! 😃😃😃

In addition to the hair colour, I also picked up Pure Age Defiance Complete Cleansing Wipes (man that’s a mouthful ! 😂) I’m usually pretty lazy to take off my makeup at the end of the day, and I’m guilty of sleeping in my makeup more times than I’m guilty to admit 🙈 so I’m hoping this’ll be an effortless regime for me to adopt.

I’m going to update you on both these products when I finally get to using them. You can pick up the hair colour for ¢8.99 and the Cleansing Wipes for ¢4.99 at Shoprite.

Lest I forget…

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Are you a fan of hair dyes? I’d love to hear your experience with them !

Beverly xx