June 21, 2013

The one where I had my portrait done and I wasn't wearing makeup! (And a giveaway!)

This post is sponsored by Nuffnang

Remember a few weeks ago I mentioned that I was trying a new face wash by Clearasil? (Click HERE for that post). Well, as part of that campaign I was given the opportunity to have my portrait sketched. By a real artist. Yeah, I thought it was pretty cool too. The aim of course being that I would feel comfortable in my own skin to put my best face forward.

So on the day of my portrait session I glammed up, put on a bright lippy, and went to meet the artist.... Only to be told "Ummm... you know you're not supposed to be wearing makeup, right?".  Actually, no. If I had known I had to go bare-faced I would have done my best to fake a no-makeup-makeup look! But instead here I was standing in the artist's room and wiping my makeup off before sitting down to have my portrait sketched... makeup free! No carefully concealed spots, no contouring, no rosy cheeks, no glossy lips.

And you know what? I didn't mind at all! My skin was in great condition, I was having a good hair day, and I felt confident enough to not only let someone not related to me see me without makeup, but to also sketch my portrait! So, do you want to see what I look like without makeup?
A draft sketch and the final product by the artist, Kate Louise

So what do I think of the Clearasil Vitamins & Extracts daily face wash, now that I've been using it for about 2 weeks? Before I get to that, just a quick reminder of what the product is all about. Clearasil Vitamins & Extracts daily face wash:
  • Contains Vitamin E, pomegranate and avocado extracts to help maintain clear skin
  • Has much less salicylic acid (the active ingredient to get rid of pimples) so is less drying
  • Is gentle enough to be used every day
  • Can also be used as a face mask

I have been using this wash every single morning since I got it. It has a refreshing scent, very zingy (is that a word?) which I find quite addictive. It's very creamy and feels luxurious as I massage it into my skin, and it rinses off easily with warm water. No scrubbing necessary.

But of course you're probably wondering how my skin feels after using this. As you may remember, since I already have fairly clear skin, my biggest worry was that the change in skincare would irritate my skin, possibly even cause it to break out. But nothing like that happened. My skin did not freak out. Yay. My skin does feel a tad dry straight after using it, but lets not forget I already have fairly dry skin so a moisturiser is a must for me anyway. My skin feels much smoother and looks clearer. You could say that this has given me a good canvas on which to put my war paint on!

I'm really not surprised by the results as in a trial by Clearasil, 3 out of 4 women said they loved the way the Vitamins & Extracts products made their skin look and feel*.

I have 5 of these up for grabs
Well my dear readers, some good news for you. I have 5 tubes of Clearasil Vitamins & Extracts up for grabs so you can try it yourself. To Enter you must answer the following question:

Why do you think you need to try the Clearasil Vitamins and Extracts range?

Please enter your answer in the comment field below. The most creative answer will win, picked by Nuffnang & Clearasil. The Giveaway is open until 5pm AEDST 28 June 2013 and open in Australia only. Full terms and conditions can be found HERE.

*Results of 135 users in a beautyheaven blind test Australia, 2012

UPDATE: The winners as chosen by the sponsors are Mandachic, Gemma and Sheri. The winners have been notified and the prize claimed. 


  1. That portrait is so super cool!!

  2. awww I'm so jealous of your portrait :) what an amazing opportunity and its something you can keep for the rest of your life. You look beautiful in the portrait, Kate Louise did a wonderful job! But then again you always look beautiful :)
    Ive continually heard such great things about the Clearasil wash so Id really like to get my mitts onto a tube to try.
    So my answer to the above question is-
    I need to try it to see why everyone says its so awesome and my skin could use some extra TLC at this time of the year.
    Good luck everyone!

  3. I love most Clearasil products, I've always found them to be effective and the new Vitamins and Extracts range seems suitable for older skin as by the way you've described it to be gentle and moisturizing. Would love to try it.

  4. I would like to try this because I am looking for an invigorating face wash that won't irritate my sensitive skin!
    Also, your title "the one where ..." reminds me of FRIENDS episodes :D

  5. Hello! Slightly off topic but what lipstick are you wearing in the top photo before you were forced (lol) to remove the war paint?? It kind of looks like MAC Up the Amp to me, which I love :) I just stumbled across your blog and I can tell I'm going to love it!

    1. Hi, yes it is Up The Amp, you know your lipsticks! And thank you, hope you do end up liking my blog :)

  6. Hi Lilit!
    I received my tube of Clearasils Vitamins and Extracts wash today. Thank you so much!!! :) Cant wait to start using it, I'm really looking forward to it

    1. Hi Gemma, thanks for letting me know! Hope you enjoy it :)



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