Review: Catrice Prime and Fine Eyeshadow Base

Apart from using foundation everyday, I have never used any primers before. So when I received this product to try, I was very excited. Call me old school, but I apply foundation and then just colour in my face. Never have I given the concept of making my canvas nice and smooth to paint on a lot of thought before.

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Until now.

First step to changing my old makeup habits, use an eyeshadow base.

The Claims

Intensifying eyeshadow base that improves durability. (Very short and sweet)

The Packaging

The product is housed in a matte tube. The black cap twists off to reveal a nifty little applicator.

Consistency

Beige, creamy consistency. It is not fragranced.

Application

The applicator combined with the creamy consistency makes application and blending on they eyelids quick and easy. No mess, no fuss.

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Does it make you eyeshadow last longer during the day?

Yes, I have been using eyeshadow for many years without this product and I always ended up purchasing more high end expensive eyeshadows because I wanted it to last longer. Then I would be disappointed when a really pretty colour in a more affordable brand would not last as long. During the past couple of weeks I have been able to experiment with different brands of eyeshadows and no matter what the price of the eyeshadow, it lasted the whole day. To be honest, with the high end eyeshadows this product was able to make the eyeshadow last 50% longer, where I was amazed that with an affordable brand of eyeshadow it lasted a whopping 65% longer on my lids. (Seriously, how much did I say Eyeshadow in this paragraph?, LOL)

Does this product enhance and intensify the eyeshadow colours?

Yes again. I have tried different colours and tested it with and without this base. Whether the colour of the eyeshadow is dark or light, matte or shimmer, the colour really pops when this base has been applied. I took a picture to illustrate this using the same colour in both swatches. This base does indeed enhance the colour for the better.

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On the left, without the base, and on the right with the base. You can see a visible difference.

Price and Availability

You can purchase Catrice cosmetics from Dischem stores, it is easy available and it retails for R62-99.

The Verdict

A product that lives up to it’s claims. I don’t like it, I love it! I would recommend this product to anyone and I don’t think I will ever be without this product again.

Until next time,

Leandra

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Win a HUGE Wet n Wild Makeup Collection

Hey Beauties!

Wet n Wild have decided to spoil our readers and have given us a big box of goodies to give away! How exciting! wet n wild big boxSo pictures are deceiving, what is actually in the box?

  • 9 Mega Rocks Glitter Nail Colours
  • 6 Mega Slicks Balm Stain
  • 7 Colour Icon Glitter Single Eye shadow
  • 5 Colour Icon Eye Shadow Palette (five shades in one package)
  • 1 Colour Icon Eye Shadow Palette (eight perfectly colour co-ordinated shades in one package)
  • 3 Colour Icon Bronzer
  • 2 x Wild Shine Nail Colours

In total that is 33 items! 33 items that could be yours! 33 items that is well worth your time. 33 items (excluding the box) that in total are worth: R1,948.30.

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So… do you want to win?!

CLICK HERE TO ENTER!

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XO Flea143

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John Frieda Luxurious Volume Range: 3 Products to Try

Ever wonder why your hair stays flat even though you use haircare products to combat just that. I might be able to shed some light on the matter.

Some haircare brands give your hair volume, but it only lasts a couple of hours. It is because their products are made to strip your hair of all residue and natural oils which gives your hair that healthy shine. So in the process of adding volume to your hair, you struggle with dullness in the end. It is a no win situation which can leave one frustrated in the end. You gain one thing, but lose another.

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But, there is good news. The smart people from John Frieda developed a range that will allow you to have your bread buttered on both sides.

They developed this range to not strip the hair of it’s natural oils. Instead they added small little round polymers to the mix that fills in the damaged parts of the hair strands which lifts the hair and plumps them up. The end result, volume that stay and hair that looks and feel shiny and healthy.

I have been using 3 products in this range for the past few days and I am impressed.

1. Luxurious Volume Touchably Full Shampoo

2.Luxurious Volume Touchably Full conditioner

3. Luxurious Volume Refresh Dry Shampoo

All of these products smells soft, fruity and a little like citrus blossoms. It is quite refreshing. It is housed in beautiful Teal coloured containers that shines as much as your hair will after use.

The shampoo is a clear gel consistency that lathers up nicely. You can actually feel your hair being lighter and fuller after use. The conditioner is a white, cream like consistency that really nourishes the hair and I feel that using the conditioner combined with the shampoo works in a wonderful dual action combo.Lastly I used the Dry Shampoo for days when I do not feel the need to wash my hair. Once again my hair was instantly volumised and refreshed after use.

My hair is very thick and it falls flat a few hours after styling because of it’s heaviness. I must admit that these products have really helped me to lock in volume and keep it. That is the most important part, keeping the volume.

My verdict? Finally a range of products that live up to it’s claims….in a big way.

You can purchase these at Clicks and they retail for R95-00.

Love,

Leandra

Disclaimer: Some of these products were given to me for reviewing purposes, and it has in no way altered my view of the products whatsoever.

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Winter Cures : Red Noses and Dry Lips

I’ve been sick for over a month. Blocked nose, sore throat, coughing and to make matters worse it only gets worse when it’s time for bed. The doctor hasn’t been much use, the pharmacist and I are on a first name basis and my medicine bill has grown so fast I don’t quite know how we got here but what I do know is that the red nose and dry lips are not hot, even if my temperature is. Letibalm Tub 10ml

Even though I have sniffles and an annoying cough, the show must go on. Important client meetings, seminars mean that looking good is not an option its a priority – building a brand guys ;) image is everything!! Last month, just before I got sick I received a wonderful little media drop which contained a cute little tin, a packet of tissues and some Letibalm, a 10ml jar and a 10ml tube. They sell for R54.95 each and are available at selected Dis-Chem, Pink n Pay and selected pharmacies.

These little guys have been a God-send. No lies! As the skin on your lips and nose is so fragile due to thin skin in these areas and are usually the areas that suffer the most, add to it nose blowing and you’ve got the recipe for a red nose and very dry lips. I like to think of it as channeling my inner Rudolf the Red Nose reindeer, although no where near as festive but rather droll, even miserable. If women could get man flu then I would certainly have it right now, in case you can’t pick that up. Letibalm is the first solution for the whole area. Its not just for lips but its for the sensitive areas on your lips and the skin above and your red nose. When applied to dry lips and red noses you feel an immediate soothing relief with a slight tingle and I can only imagine this is down to the fact that the area of skin is so dehydrated that once the moisture comes into contact with it your skin is softly singing “HALLEJUAH”.

I refuse to go anywhere without my tube in my handbag and my little tub next to my bed. Letibalm Tube 10ml

Thank you Letibalm for letting me experience the best solution ever for my little pet peeve which is a result of a bigger peeve (the sniffles). For stockists or any other information please contact distributor IVOhealth on 0860 456 123 / info@ivohealth.co.za or visit their website here.

xo flea143

Disclaimer: this product was sent to me for review purposes – this has not altered my view in anyway.

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Pain Free Laser – It’s A REAL Thing

Can we have a moment of silence for unwanted body hair, it’s really the pitspun kind of intended! Laser Hair Removal 1

Anyway, being an expert of all forms of hair removal with the exception of  shaving, I really was sceptical about the “pain free” part. Side note, I stay as far away from razors as possible because I am convinced that when I use one I will hit a main artery and die. Irrational fear, maybe but I’m not going to try it anytime soon. pulse

After my great facial with LED Light therapy experience at Pulse I decided that Amy knows a bit more about skin care and hair removal than the average skin hair removal guru I’ve come across and decided I don’t really have anything to lose in giving it ago. Just a little bit of history about 2 years ago I went for IPL laser which was great and it definitely thinned out my hair growth but it hurt like what I imagine it feels like to be burnt but under your skin. I only continued with the treatments because I had paid for them upfront and no one in their right minds could possibly find an IPL full bikini treatment as a luxury treatment. The thought of it still makes me shudder and its been about 2 years since my last treatment. Anyway, I digress, so the “Pain Free Laser Hair Removal”, sounded to me like a lot of advertising talk. I have never been so wrong… It’s like a walk in the park.

The most unpleasant part of the treatment is the dry-shave beforehand and the cold gel that is applied to the area being treated. Amy glides that machines over your hairy areas like a pro. It has a slightly warm sensation and occasionally reminded me of a high frequency skin treatment which I’ve had following an odd facial here and there over the years.

Following the treatment my skin was only slightly agitated and that was due to the fact that it had been dry shaved prior to the laser treatment. Next time I go I have been instructed to carefully shave (not hit any arteries and die) to make the Pain Free Laser session shorter and far more effective.

This will be me before my next pain free laser session... pssh first date.

This will be me before my next pain free laser session… pssh first date.

I’ve signed myself up for 6 sessions. So far its only been 10 days since my first treatment and I haven’t noticed an immediate loss of hair but I believe this is going to be my final leap to being completely hair free. Completely and utterly useless fact, I think because I finally did something about my hair growth is the reason why the weather has gone seriously cold and I apologise to everyone about that. It’s just Murphy doing his thing again.

If you’re interested in getting hair free the painless way – get in touch with Pulse Dermatology & Laser Clinic

xo flea143

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