Clearasil Ultra 5 in 1 Wash - Review

In one of my last blog posts, I reviewed three skin care scrubs that are typically used to help with acne. Today, I’ll be reviewing one, but giving a much more detailed review.

Here is the product in question: Clearasil Ultra 5 in 1 wash.

I’ve been using it for about a week and a half, and it’s helped quite a lot. The majority of my pimples are gone and there is only a few left on my hairline.

Let me know if you guys have any products that are good for acne!




Hey everyone!

I’ve been struggling with acne for about a year now, so about two months back I went out and bought a few different products to try on my skin and see how my acne was going.

There’s a few positive and negative results about these, but just remember that everyone’s skin is different so some that worked for me might not work for you and vice versa.

Today, I’m talking about these three products; two of which are Neutrogena, one of which is Bioré.

As you can clearly tell, I’ve been using them quite a lot.

Neutrogena Oil Free Daily Scrub

As you can tell, I really was using this one daily. Every night in the shower, I would apply this and then wait about five minutes before removal. The day after the first night of use was a beacon of hope- a lot of my pimples had either shrunk or just vanished entirely.

Hyped, I continued to use it but there wasn’t much change after that; though it did leave my skin feeling as soft as a baby’s, which is definitely a bonus.

I definitely do recommend this one, though it might not work for you.

Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash

This one had been recommended to me by one of my friends who also has acne. She said it was really affective and worked great for her, so I decided to give it a try. However, this one didn’t have that much of an affect as I had hoped. While it brought some down, it didn’t seem to do much at all. Obviously, this one works better on some skin types than others, so I recommend getting it anyway as it might work for you.

It left my skin feeling kind of rough.

Bioré Detoxify Daily Scrub

This came in a really small test bottle for free, and I haven’t bothered to replace it yet (like I haven’t with the others). This felt really nice once I wiped it off of my face. I’ve been using this one after I take my makeup off to keep pimples at a minimal. I definitely recommend getting this one, though I apologise if it doesn’t work as well for you as it does for me.
I hope this helped you in some way, and let me know if you tried any of these, and if they worked.

Would also appreciate suggestions for skin care products in the comments.

Love, Jo.



Today my mum and I decided to finally tackle the big job that needed doing: the garden.

Even today, we didn’t finish it. But we did put a lot of effort into it.

The front garden after we had tackled a lot of the weeds.

The entire front garden was covered in weeds, so we were at it with our hands, hoes and shovels for a good two hours pulling half of them out. After a while, we did get tired so we put sugarcane mulch down in the corner to stop weeds growing in that specific patch. We would have covered the entire area, but one bale of it costs $20 and it only covered that one area. It would be really expensive to buy multiple bales at this stage.

The red ponytail overlooking the garden of weeds.

Mum and I also watered the plants in the front and back so they all had a nice drink to stay healthy. It is winter currently though, so we didn’t give them too much to drink.

The green ponytail overlooking the garden of weeds.

Mum and I also finally got around to properly planting our lettuce and garlic into bigger pots.

The side garden and the pots of garlic and lettuce.

Here’s some tips on working in the garden!

  1. Wake up early. It is important that you make the most of your day in the garden, wasting no time.
  2. Take only short breaks. You want to stay motivated!
  3. Don’t get sidetracked by other things! Keep working at the task at hand.

Hope you enjoyed this post.

Love, Jo.


Schoolwork Tips

If you’re reading this, you’re probably looking for study tips, or great sites to go to for information or something.

But this, my friends? This is how to cheat your way into victory.

I had to create an essay WW1 so I printed out two textbook pages and got a lot of my information from them. I even included some of the pictures for extra credit.

I’ve had ten and a half years of schooling, so I guess you could say I’m fairly ‘skilled’ at the subject.
1. Making it look like you’ve done more work than you actually have.

If you’re like me, you like talking to your friends. A lot. Then the teacher asks how much work you’ve done, but you’ve got nothing to show them. Well, here’s some tips to make it look like you’ve done more work than you actually have.

  1. Write the question out, FULLY. My teachers always say I could just put it in shorthand, or not write the question at all- but if you write the entire question it fills up more of the page and it is psychologically proven that it looks like it’s more than it actually is. This way, you don’t even have to think as much about whatever the question was. You just have to copy it down.
  2. Write in bigger handwriting! In doing this, it does take up just a little more of the page. Even a little bit more counts.
  3. If you have a substitute / replacement / CRT teacher, then you can simply point at questions you’ve done days before and say you did them in the lesson they took if they ask you. A lot of my substitutes don’t even care though, so it is very easy to slack off.

2. Cheating

Parents, please look away. I’m teaching your child how to cheat in tests, homework, and just work in general.

  1. The Band-Aid Trick. To do the band-aid trick, all you have to do is write all of your answers on a small slip of paper, place it on the piece of band-aid that is meant to soak up blood, and then put the bandaid on your arm, or somewhere easy to access. Then, during a test and/or exam, all you have to do is unstick the bandaid and look at the answers. Voila!
  2. The Smart Friend. I was (and still am) lucky enough to have an intelligent person as a friend. 99% of the time she gives me homework answers and if we sit near each other during a test (and I’m not doing the band-aid trick) she will pass the test answers over to me. It’s great.
  3. The Internet. This trick works for homework, but not for exams and tests. Just either search up the question or ask around online.

Let me know if you’re interested in more school hacks like these, I had a lot of fun with this one!

Let me know if any of these worked out for you.

Love, Jo. xx

My Favourite Snack

Recently, my mum told me about a snack that she had from her childhood, and made it for me. As soon as I tasted it, I instantly wanted more, and she told me that I had to eat my dinner first (it figures).

In this blog post, I’m going to be showing you guys exactly what this snack is AND how to make it. It’s really quick and easy.

Just a disclaimer though, it has peanut butter in it. So, if you’re allergic to nuts, then I’m sorry but you can’t eat these.

These things are called chocolate spiders. Here’s a picture of the finished product:

Now, here’s how to make them!

What you need:

•a medium sized bowl

•a knife & spoon

•one packet of two minute noodles

•crunchy peanut butter

•one packet of chocolate cooking melts

•two trays

•greaseproof paper
Step 1.

Take the bowl and pour the entire contents of the chocolate cooking melts and put two tablespoons of the crunchy peanut butter into it. Put into your microwave until melted.

Step 2.

Crush the two minute noodles until they are in nice little crunchy pieces. Mix in with the peanut butter and chocolate mix until everything is evenly together.

Step 3.

Get your trays and put the greaseproof paper on them. Then pour the mix into evenly distributed blobs (it’s a good idea to make them flat!)

Step 4.

Let them cool in the fridge for an hour.

Then they are ready to eat!

They taste a lot like Reese’s peanut butter cups but with some crunch to them!
Here are the ingredients I personally used, just in case you wanted get it just like mine!

I really hope you enjoyed this little blog post of mine just as much as I enjoyed eating the ‘chocolate spiders’ !