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AVON True Cream to Powder Foundation | Gillian Seetso

Hello there #PrettyFaces

Today I am back with another blog and this one is all about foundations! 

So, if you are subscribed to my channel you would know that I did a foundation review on the AVON True Cream to Powder foundation. If you have not seen it, go check it out.

Now let's get into the nitty gritty about the foundation and my REAL THOUGHTS of the foundation. 

My mom sells AVON so I ordered the foundation from her, initially I order the Amaretto shade bit then my mom put in the wrong shade number by accident and I ended up with the Nutmeg shade. I wasn't to happy at first as it wasn't the shade I wanted and it wasn't going to match my skintone, or so I thought. 

More about the Avon True Cream to Powder Foundation:

The foundation is not full coverage as it claims to be. I feel like if you are looking for full coverage, you need to build up the foundation. It isn't full converge with the first application. The sponge they provide is helpful but I also feel like it takes up a lot of the product before I even apply it to my face.

It sure does have a dry touch and isn't oily at all, as I mentioned in my video. It stays on all day and still has a shine/glow to it. So that was a big plus for me because I hate looking oily but I hate looking half dead so the shine of the foundation really helped me look on point, if you get what I am saying.

Regarding the foundation being mattifying, that's debatable because I didn't find it mattifying at all! But I will say this; the Nutmeg shade has an orange undertone and it really made me look and feel like an Umpa-Lumpa but when it oxidized into my skin, it look amazing. It gave me a very natural finish. 


Currently the Avon Cream to Powder Foundation is on sale for R139.90 so I feel like it is a good steal and even if it wasn't on sale, the foundation still is below R200.00. I mean really now, why not get it?


The packaging is very compact which makes it easier to carry around and to travel with the foundation so that gets a 10/10


Overall I give this foundation an 8/10 because it checks most of my boxes which is: affordable, easy to travel with, easy to apply, compact, a little goes a long way and I like it! I am still struggling with the orange undertone thing everyday when I use this foundation but the finish is up to my standards. And especially for winter, I would recommend this foundation as it is not drying at all. It still leaves your face feeling moisturized at all times! 

Setting Spray, Concealer and Foundation from Avon. Sunscreen from Dis-Chem
Would I but the foundation again? Uhm, yes I will but this time maybe a shade lighter.

You can order the Avon True Cream to Powder foundation from my mom (support local entrepreneurs) and if you really have to you can order the foundation straight from Avon's site. 

Let me know if you want to see more foundations reviews. 

If you want to make God laugh, tell Him about your plans - Woody Allen
Gillian Seetso

The Pink Cup | Gillian Seetso

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I don't really share a lot about what goes on in my body as a women and what challenges I tend to face every day, especially on my period.

Ever since I moved back from California my body has been reacting to everything that it comes into contact with and that includes sanitary pads, pantyliners and tampons. When it gets to my period and I have to use feminine products, after using them I immediately get an infection and trust me when I say it sure is not fun nor comfortable!

That is when I started doing more reach of alternative ways to help/assit with my period because your girl couldn't anymore. And just like that I heard about the Pink Cup. I have a detailed video up on my channel showing and giving you more information.

Youtube Video : https://youtu.be/ziLrQtv28wM 

What is a Pink Cup?

Pink Cup is a menstrual cup that one would use instead of using sanitary pads or tampons. The name says it all, it's a cup that you insert inside your vagina when you are having your period. It does the same work as sanitary pads and tampons. The difference is; all the content gathers in the cup that you will have to empty out at least twice a day. (Be sure to read instructions!) So the cup is to reduce infection during your period/aunty flow/that time of the month. 

Pink Cup

How Much Does It Cost?

I bought my pink cup on Takealot.com and I paid R249.00 and shipping was less then a week. PS: if your order exceeds a certain amount on Takealot.com, you end up getting free shipping. Just though I'd let you know. I feel like that is pretty awesome and it's actually not that expensive taking into consideration that it is reusable and safer.  

What You Need To Know:

  • If you have not given birth and you are under 30 years of age, you need to use the small cup. If you have given birth, you need to get the large cup. 
  • You can leave the cup in for up to 12 hours.
  • To sterilize the cup, you need to boil it in water on the stove. I would recommend doing this every time before inserting it back in your vagina. 
  • You need to throw out the content and clean it with water or feminine wipes. (this would work best in public)
  • After your period, you store it in the pink satin bag that is provided when you purchase the cup.

Pink Cup
Personally, I have not yet used the pink cup. So this blog is more of an informative blog and a mini unboxing. But the next blog, I will be sure to give you the 411 about my experience with using the cup. So you better stay tuned.


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Chapter 26 | Gillian Seetso

Kings and Queens I am 26 years old. No, I couldn't escape my birthday so I just had to start Chapter 26.

These past couple of weeks I have expressed how I was feeling as my birthday was approaching I was feeling like a failure. I kid you not, I have been in tears every single night ever since turning 26 and the words I keep on repeating are: "God, why am I struggling? What did I do to deserve this? To feel this way? To not succeed?" I do not have those answers but I do know that God will provide and open doors on His timing, not mine.

But on a lighter note, today I want to share with you 6 tips on how you can start getting out of the mindset of feeling like a "failure" or "loser" and to start chasing your dreams like the king and queen you are.

1. Journaling

Start writing down and write about your feelings. your ambitious, your dreams and goals in a journaling notebook. If you feel like there is no one to talk to, I encourage you to get yourself a journal diary and write all those feelings in there. Gosh, you can even talk to me because YOU ARE NOT ALONE

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2. Deleting Negativity

I know what you are thinking: "Gill, have you lost it? How does one just delete negative thoughts?" Well when I say "delete negativity" I mean stop feeding on the negative comments people give you or leave on your social media. Stop listening to the negativity from family. You are your own person, you need to grow into yourself to find yourself. And that you cannot do when negativity is in the room. We got no room or time for that.

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3. Big girls do cry.

The amount of times I have held back my tears just because of "big girls don't cry" act, has really bought me to a place where as soon as I would cry, I wouldn't be able to stop. Cry baby, cry. Let your tears do the talking when your mouth can't find the words. Let it out. It is okay to cry.

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4. Set Goals

"A goal without a plan, is just a wish" - anonymous Don't be that person! Start setting goals, daily goals, weekly goals, monthly goals and yearly goals. Write them down and focus your energy on achieving them. For the longest time, I never understood how people are able to "beat the odds" until I started learning that people work towards their goals, they set goals and make plans. Why can't we do it? I AM NOT A FAILURE! I AM A GOALSETTER! can I get an amen?

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5. Dust yourself off!

We rise, we fall and we rise again. Today, you might be feeling like a failure but that is not who you are. Tomorrow is a new day, new opportunity don't waste it on what happened yesterday, a week ago or 10 years ago. No matter how bad things get, you will always stand up and dust yourself off and try again.

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6. BeYOUtiful

Be You babe, time is to short to be anyone else. You are a King/Queen, who is destined for greatness. Who is ready to take over the world one day at a time. 

I am not writing these steps just to have a blog post out, I am writing them because they have become my guideline, my way to proof to myself that I am not a failure, that I will rise and I will shine. 

It has not been easy, but it sure as hell will be worth it! - Gillian Seetso

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I AM A FAILURE | Gillian Seetso

Initially I was going to record a video speaking openly about this but everytime I thought of filimg, tears filled my eyes and my voice became shaky. I am turning 26 in three days and I feel like a complete FAILURE.

Birthdays use to be somethings that I use to look forward to but now I just want to skip them (if I had a choice). Each birthday just reminds me of the goals I have not achieved, "how behind I am in life" compared to my friends and peers, how nothing is working out and how I hate being back from where I once try to get away from. 

I literally feel like a failure at this point. I have only been back in South Africa for almost four months and nothing is working out. Doors are not opening, I am working myself to the bone but yet nothing is happening, where is my breakthrough?

And yes, I believe in God's timimg and His plan for my life but I just want to shout and ask WHEN LORD? WHEN IS MY TIME COMING? Because You alone know I can't do this anymore, no matter how hard I try and hide it and stay positive and strong I just can't do this anymore.

If you read my Open Letter To My Family, you would know I am already not in a very good space but I keep on smiling and grinding because life goes on. But how long does this grinding carry on? How long will I have to deal with this before I actually see a clear light at the end of the tunnel?

Look at me: people are so quick to say that I am beautiful, why am I still single, I am such a loving person, positive vibes and always laughing but look at me. Actually, just look at me! I am single (sometimes is by choice) but I just can't seem to "attract" the right guy, my prince charming. I don't have a house, I have a low paying job and I still create conent because that is how I am able to channel my energy and tell myself that is will all be okay. But I am starting to wonder if it really would be?

Truth be told, I am not excited to turning 26 because it sure looks like there are going to be more heartaches and tears in the future. 

I just sometimes wonder, "Where is my breakthrough?" - Gillian
Gillian Seetso