My Skin Care Routine | Toners

I have learnt that it is imperative that those of us with oily or acne-prone skin use a toner. It helps to better unclog pores by removing oil, dirt and make up. By removing build up from your pores you also create the appearance of them shrinking. Bonus! Toners can help close pores and tighten cell gaps after cleansing, reducing the penetration of impurities and environmental contaminants into the skin. It can even protect and remove chlorine and minerals present in tap water. Source.

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My Skin Care Routine | Exfoliators

This post stems of my orginal skin care post & overview here

Entering your 30s brings about various changes to your skin. One most noticable of these is that your skin may start looking more dull. There is a scientific reason for this: Your skin cell turnover slows down as early as your 20s. By the time you hit your 30s new cells are visible every 28-35 days, whereas they once turned over every 14 days or so when you were a child. What this means is that dead cells start accumulating on the surface of the skin and interfering with light reflection – so where you once reflected light off healthy cells in your face, there are more layers of dead or drying cells getting in the way of that bounce-to-glow. This is one of the main reasons that frequent exfoliation is key.

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My Skin Care Routine | Cleansers

My favourite cleansers – targeting anti-aging, pigmentation & acne – skin care for 30 somethings

This post stems off of the orginal skin care post & overview here

Cleansing is step 1 of any skin care rountine
I personally cleanse once in the morning and twice in the evening to ensure I remove all sunblock, make up and “the day” off my skin.

These are some of the products I have used and enjoyed. I am not a trained skin therapist so please do take guidance from a professional. This post contains my unbiased opinion on products that have worked for me. I have a combination to oily skin, so if you have a a dry skin you may not enjoy these products the way I have.

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My Skin Care Routine || Overview

Skin Care for 30 somethings

After sharing on Insta the other day how grateful I am for my skin therapist (Adele) who has taken my skin on a journey of healing and improvement, I was inundated with messages asking me to please share what I am using, and what I used when I had acne breakout and pigmentation explosions in my pregnancies.
This post will cover my skin routine, linked to multiple posts with various products I love in those categories. I hope this post acts as a guide for you if you are a thirty-something looking to start taking care of your skin

While my skin has come such a long way, and I am thrilled with the texture and health of it, I still struggle with uneven skin tone, hormonal breakouts, and congestion. I am in my mid-thirties and so anti-aging products are high on my priority list as well, and so skin care is a place I invest a substantial amount of my salary into 😉 I certainly didn’t buy all these products in one go, so please don’t read this post and blow all your savings tonight! Building a skincare regime over time and in a way that best suits your budget is the best way to go, especially because you can slowly see, as you introduce new products into your routine, what products you do and don’t like, and understand what product is having what effect on your skin. If you go buck wild and purchase 8 new products overnight it will be impossible to know what you like or what product is responsible for potentially giving you a reaction. Easy does it. With skin care it’s always best to keep in mind that slow & steady wins the race and try avoid “quick fixes”!

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Gravity Hotel | Review

We stayed 5 nights total in Uluwatu, and Gravity Hotel was where we spent the last 3 nights. Gravity was recommended to us by a friend who travels to Bali often enough to make me very green with envy! It really is a magical little spot perched on a hill overlooking Ulu… but there are a few things you should know before booking there:

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Lloyds Inn Seminyak | Review

ARRIVAL & FIRST IMPRESSIONS:
Our arrival at Lloyds Inn was a little underwhelming to say the least – we had just traveled from Uluwatu through to Seminyak and although we had spent time in Seminyak before and were well equipped for it’s buzz, our last villa was close to the craziness, but not quite as IN IT as Lloyds. We literally found ourselves turning down a main market road and into a back alley towards what was said to be our accomodation. For the first time in our Bali trip Justin looked homesick, just like he normally gets when he is feeling anxious and uncertain of a place or situation.

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Tandweni Villa | Jozini

We were invited to spend a weekend away in Jozini checking out a private luxury villa called Tandweni. Tiger fishing and sunset bush drives left us feeling very grateful for this SA life we live… here’s a review of our stay, covering some of the questions you guys asked – including; where on earth is Jozini?! There is also a discount code for you at the end of the post 😉

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An Escape to the Cape | Where to stay

Is there anything better than a quick escape to the Cape? Short answer: No. No there is not! Shopping at the V&A, eating loads of delicious food and beaching it on Camps Bay are the makings of a perfect little getaway in my mind! 

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Cape Town Cuisine | Where to eat

Cape Town in synonymous with great food & coffee… and let’s not forget wine! If you are a foodie then here is a short list of places you need to try, whether it be for brekkie, lunch, drinks or dinner. Enjoy!

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Review | COMO Uma Ubud

ARRIVAL & FIRST IMPRESSIONS:
COMO Uma Ubud was the first resort we stayed in upon our arrival in Bali, and there could not have been a warmer welcome for us… or a more magical one! Words escape me as I try put into thoughts my many wondrous feelings. I will try and explain our experience as best as I possibly can, but know that I most likely will not do it justice — it was just unreal. Pure, inexplicable perfection!

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