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Advertorial: A portrait and me, the Clearasil way.

I am a big believer of being confident in yourself. But I am probably also the biggest hypocrite there is. I preach, but I find it hard to practice what I preach. Confidence in your own looks is something that I find really hard to obtain – especially because we are our own harshest critics.


If you have been reading this blog for awhile, you will know that I have been on this journey of self-discovery and learning to love oneself for as long as this blog as been running. Every day is a journey, every day I learn a little bit more about myself. Some I like, and I file away for when I have days of self-loathing; some I hate and file away never to be brought out again.

Working on this Clearasil campaign has gotten me thinking again about the core values of this blog. Remembering that this blog is about becoming beautiful through confidence in oneself, the Clearasil campaign strongly pushes their belief that the products will be able to ‘give you the confidence to go for it every day’.

I don’t think we, as the nit-picky women (and perhaps men!) would say no to that. At least I know I don’t. But here’s the kicker. I know many ladies who say that Makeup is what gives them the confidence to go forth in their every day-today life. And certainly, since I began learning how to use the beautiful paints and pigments, I have began hiding behind it and building it into my biggest armor.

So Clearasil set me a challenge: To have my portrait painted while I am without my biggest armor: Makeup.

It was not without trepidation that I sat down to have my portrait painted. You can strip me of my armor; but you cannot strip me of my weapon. Over the past week or so, I had been using Clearasil’s Vitamins and Extract range to clean and prep my skin. If there was any chance of me looking good in this portrait, then this was it!


Luckily, Kate (the artist) was an amazing lady. She was quick to put me at ease, and admittedly being drawn in your own living room did mean that I felt quite comfortable very quickly! Still, I was dying to see what was going on behind that sketchbook and had to resist the temptation to peek many times.
What did she come up with? Well, you will have to wait, just like I did.

Meanwhile, here’s a giveaway for you. 5 lucky readers will be given the chance to win the Clearasil Vitamins and Extract Daily Wash. All you need to do is answer this question by the 28th of June:
Please note competition T&Cs

Do you think using a daily wash such as Clearasil Vitamins and Extract Daily Wash will enable you to put your best face forward and have the confidence to face every day?

The Road to Confidence: Bright Green Eyes

This is a sponsored post.

It’s been awhile since my last Road to Confidence post, and indeed it has been awhile since I had the time to sit down to play with my makeup collection. It’s so easy to just let everything fall to the wayside once life gets hectic. I know that when I got stressed back in September, my good eating habits all went poof!

Still, we gotta take the time to chill at some point, and so when Sherry came over last weekend, we took the time to play with makeup and this was the look that I ended up with. I have to warn you first that the lighting at my house was really quite bad, and since I’m too poor to get my photography lights right now, we’ve just had to go with what we had.

I fell in love with the look, to be honest. I had been inspired by the amazing Megan from Make Up Store who had the most beautiful eyes at our previous #ABBM and had vowed to try something similar. This was my take on it! I love those lashes as well. So incredibly soft and so crazily out there!

In fact, I loved it so much, I decided to film a video tutorial on it. Hope you enjoy!

Did you notice the little naughty thing I did in my video? I admitted to one of my biggest naughty moves of all time: I don’t use foundation or bb cream anymore.

Why? Because I don’t feel that I need to cover my skin up anymore.
How? Because I have been paying attention to skincare and actually cleaning my face properly.

Many girls tell me that they can’t possibly walk out without any makeup, but have a think about it. If you have good skin, why would you need foundation? So the key isn’t in getting amazing foundations, the key is in getting better skincare products. Simple, really.

I’ll leave you with a few more photos from the night. Not exactly the best, but hey, I had fun and that’s the main point right? Let me know if you decide to try this look, I’d love to see your version!

By the way, the giveaway date has been extended! Rafflecopter will once more be opened for entries till the 5th of November so if you haven’t entered, here’s your 2nd chance! Be quick as you aren’t going to get another chance after this!

The Road to Confidence: Eyeliner-rific Halloween Makeup Look

This is a sponsored post.

Halloween is coming!

I’m not normally one to do up themed makeup looks, but I must admit to having a soft spot for Halloween. I think that it’s just such a cool idea! Last year, I had a Halloween dinner party with a few of my friends. Not sure if I’m going to do that again this year, I hope so!

I’ve also fallen in love with video, it seems. I have always hated the sound of my own voice, but these videos that don’t have me talking seem to sit alright with me. I’m also currently working on my first ever youtube channel (oh-em-gee), so this whole filming gig seems to have really taken over my life! So have another video!

Anyways, I digress.

I love liquid eyeliners, as I’m sure you all know by now. I cannot get enough of them. This look is all about liquid eyeliners. There’s virtually nothing else, if you don’t count the primers and bases! Oh and good skin. You always need good skin. Using Clearasil Perfectawash to cleanse your face is a good way to ensure that you get good skin.

Products used:

    Face Primer: Benefit -The Porefresional
    Eye Primer: Urban Decay – Primer Potion
    Foundation: Adderton – Loose Powder Mineral
    Liquid Eyeliner: Urban Decay , Maybelline, Dollywink, Limecrime, Mirenesse
    Lipstick: MAC Heartless

It’s not a hard makeup look at all. In fact, compared to all the other makeup tutorials out there, this is drop dead simple. But given how time poor we all are these days, a quick simple look is sometimes the key. I think I rather spend more time enjoying Halloween with my friends than fussing with my makeup!

Anyways, Giveaway Time! I have been fluffing on about Clearasil Perfectawash enough. I think you should be given a chance to try it too. I adore the automated functionality. I love gadgets. Who doesn’t!? So I’m giving away 3x Clearasil Perfectawash. To you. From me. Awwwwww.

Disclaimer: Actually it’s from Clearasil but it’s the thought that counts right?!

And because I’d really like to streamline giveaways, I’m going to trial Rafflecopter with this giveaway:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Terms and Conditions of Giveaway

**If rafflecopter doesn’t load, or if you don’t have a Facebook account, you can still enter the giveaway by answering the same question: Do you celebrate Halloween and if you do, how do you celebrate it?

For additional entries you can:

  • Follow me on twitter at : @Berrytravels
  • Like my Facebook page at : Becoming Beautiful

    Rules you should take note of:

  • Only open to Australian Residents aged 14 and above. (Sorry!!)
  • To claim the prize, the winners must reply to Nuffnang’s tweet acknowledging them as winners within three days, as well as indicate their preferred address for the vouchers/giveaways to be sent. If the winner does not respond within 3 days, they will forfeit the prize.

    And that’s it! Hope you liked my video!

  • Advertorial: How I do my bare minimum makeup look.

    This is a sponsored post.

    I love gadgets. I love technology. We live in a wonderful time and my growing girth is the testimony to my love of convenience (and my love of food, but that’s not the point here.) I have a rubbish bin in my house that has a motion sensor built into it. When you hover your hand over the lid, it opens automatically. Who needs step bins?

    It’s the same with beauty gadgets. I’ll buy into a lot of gimmicks because I love genius ideas. Much like the Clearasil Perfectawash: it is your typical facial wash but with a touch of cool in its packaging. The dispenser comes with an inbuilt motion sensor which detects your hand and dispenses the perfect amount of facial wash.

    The reasoning behind such a product was apparently the result of a study done by Clearasil, in which it was found that many people overdose on facial wash. Why you would run such a study is beyond me. Is it possible to be addicted to facial wash? I think I am, as I caught myself dumping enough facial wash into my palm to wash 5 faces the other morning. I think that it’s hard to really be thinking about how big a 5 cent coin is when you are half asleep in the mornings!

    To illustrate, I made a little video. It’s a little dodgy, a little stupid, and a whole lot of new. I don’t normally do videos, though I must drop the smallest of hints that I may be taking a step towards my own YouTube channel. ¬_¬;;;;;

    I thought that I’d share with you my bare essential makeup look. It’s horrendously simple, and horrifyingly dodgy. I should be ashamed to call myself a beauty blogger! But some days, it’s just impossible to actually have enough time to pretty up, so the bare essentials will have to do when I can’t just get away with no makeup at all.

    Things you should know about Clearasil:

    • Perfecta Wash claims to contain pimple fighting ingredients.
    • The automated dispenser delivers exactly 1.5ml of product each time.
    • Available in Super Fruit Extract and Soothing Plant Extract.
    • Suitable for young adults of all skin types.
    • The Super Fruit extract formula is scented.
    • Retails for $19.99 with the dispenser; $11.99 refills only.

    I found that:

    • The sensor is very sensitive. I kept forgetting it existed and tried to move it around before turning it off. This resulted in many hilarious accidents.
    • I love the fact that it dispenses the exact amount.
    • I love even more, the fact that I don’t even have to think about how much to use.
    • I like the idea of the refills.
    • It does a really good job at cleaning my face; however, I found it a little too harsh for the dry areas of my face.
    • I did not have any pimple breakouts while trialling this product.
    • I did note that the dispenser was somewhat chunky, and not many of us have that much sink space.
    • I think this would be the perfect product for folks with oily skin.

    Not having used this product for too long, I don’t know how long the AA batteries powering the dispenser will last for. I will be blogging about the Clearasil Perfecta Wash again sometime soon, so we shall see. Till next time!

    You can learn more about Clearasil online through their website or via their facebook.