Please Hold Onto Your Knickers, Mr Grey Will See You Now…

fifty-shades-greyAs much as I hate to admit, I have in fact read the 50 Shades of Grey series finally, yes, I know like all my lovely friends told me “about time” and all that nonsense, although I did it I suppose out of peer pressure? I really struggled to read the books and was simply bored with the language. I know a lot of people, men and women alike were so into it and it was the best thing since sliced bread. I actually don’t have a problem with poor literature as long as it gets people to stop watching TV and start to do some reading. ANYWAY, that aside…. I raised an eyebrow however when I saw all the same people frantically sharing the official trailer which has been released for next year February 14th, Valentines Day.

I must say that the way it is portrayed in the trailer makes me slightly more interested in it than the books and I will eventually watch the movie but I promise you I won’t be running to the cinema on Valentines Day to watch this. I can think of better things to do, like wash my hair or sleep.

But, even if you are one of those people who will be running to the cinema please people calm down, pull yourself together because at the end of the day its only a movie of a very poorly written story so please don’t get your hopes up that it will be any better. If you want good stories there are plenty out there but I do not necessarily think this is the one we should all be going googly eyed over.

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Related: THE OFFICIAL FIFTY SHADES OF GREY – DO IT YOURSELF BONDAGE KIT…

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Introducing Juliette Armand

Cancel any plastic surgery indefinitely before you try Juliette Armand. In a nutshell, Juliette Armand is a Greek company that was founded by two Greek chemists in the 1990′s that decided to enter the wide world of cosmeticsJuliette Armand by developing both new and unique formulas. If you know any Greeks in your life or even have watched My Big Fat Greek Wedding, you will know that everything the Greeks do, they do with the upmost pride. As the Juliette Armand brand is very well known in Greece, across the EU and internationally it is a pleasure to know that they are available in South Africa. Juliette Armand are a bespoke company as they boast quality ingredients, professional research and deliver on their promises.

The brand, Juliette Armand has 3 product lines.

1. Skin Boosters – the Anti-Surgery System. Innovative range designed to prolong the need for plastic surgery.

SKIN BOOSTER - JULIETTE ARMAND

2. Elements – for Face & Body. The largest line of products under the Juliette Armand name. Catering for any concern with the face and/or body which all contain strong and active ingredients.

ELEMENTS - JULIETTE ARMAND

3. Sun Film – Sun Protection and Tanning. Get a beautiful glow nauturally but while being protected from the harmful UVA & UVB rays.

SUN FILM - JULIETTE ARMAND

Juliette Armand’s mission is quite unique.

“Time does not stop, however it may be slowed down. This is exactly what our mission is, to make time elapse on the skin at a lower rate.”

Don’t shop their products by skin type but by skin mood. This is a unique concept which makes sense if you think about it. Do you really need to define what ‘skin type’ you fall into for life when there are various other items to take into account when choosing the correct products for you as they need to suit the season of life you’re in. If you too are as intrigued about this brand as I am, then watch this space for a review of their Skin Booster OPSIS THERAPY – Eye Brightening Gel which I have had the pleasure to try.

Visit their website here ; Facebook page, and follow them on Twitter @Juliette_Armand.

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Sweet Beauty Sleep

Oh So Heavenly truly make the most wonderful products, or at least all the ones I have tried have been nothing less than lovely. Their entire range is huge and you should check it out at Clicks sometime! Beauty Sleep Pillow Mist 100ml

At a Bloggers Who Bless event, in a goodie bag I was given part of the Oh So Heavenly Beauty Sleep Collection, Wish Upon a Star Soothing Pillow Mist. The product is as it says, a mist you spray onto your pillow or bedding and the blend of aromatherapy with Lavender, Orange and Patchouli oils makes magic in your senses by calming your mind in order to inspire peaceful beauty sleep.

I have only been using my pillow mist for the past 2 weeks and I can truly say I love it and I never want to be without it. I sleep with 2 pillows, so before I go to brush my teeth and wash my face I spritz 2 sprays of the pillow mist onto my pillows and it makes my room smell gorgeous. The lavender is very powerful and luckily one of my favourite aromatherapy smells. I then proceed to the bathroom to do the admin of night time skin care routine and cleaning of teeth before retreating back into a heavenly scented room ready for some serious sleep.

Call it coincidence or the placebo effect but since I started using this little gem I have found that once my head hits that pillow it doesn’t take long for me to wind down and get sleepy and before I know it pass out entirely. I believe the bottle will last for ages and I would seriously recommend this to anyone that battles with sleeping, as there is nothing worse than lying in bed when you’ve been stressed and your body is exhausted but that mind won’t wind down and let you have peaceful, undisturbed sleep. So far, so good and I will be taking this spritz-bottle of happiness wherever I find myself on my extensive adventures over the next few weeks in order to get the best possible sleep.

Soothing Pillow Mist is available at Clicks nationwide and is R19.95 for 100ml.

x flea143

Disclaimer: This product was given to me as a present at a #BWB event, this has in now way altered my view of the product in anyway.

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Hair Styles to Turn Heads

TRESemme is a brand I know of but have never actually been one that I tend to go for just because we hadn’t really crossed paths or I was inundated with other hair care products and my hair routine is rather minimal so I always overlooked them. It was nothing personal, it was simply just I never had a need to look for styling products.

They recently sent me their TRESemme Extra Control Salon Finish Mousse which is to for a firm style to hold all day no matter the humidity. I am always hesitant of hair products but I will try anything once so I used this to create fabulous curls using my Babyliss MiraCurl Iron (review coming soon!).

Upon first using the mousse I cringed a bit as it is so sticky and I thought am I really going to run this through my clean hair? As my hair was towel dry it quickly absorbed into my hair and made general drying of my hair easier than normal. I then proceeded to split my hair to use my MiraCurl Iron to make these curls and this was then finished with a spritz of 24 Hour Body Finishing Spray and my hair lasted! Here is what it looked like (note – the next morning)…

TRESEMME

Yeah, its nothing wow but it is a wow for me, given the fact that I have such straight hair the simple fact that TRESemme can help me hold a curl is noteworthy, never mind the fact that it dropped slightly but there was still a legitimate beach-worthy curl the following day is unheard of in the land of my hair.

TRESemme’s celebrity hairstylist Matthew Monsoor recommends using the Extra Control Salon Finish Mousse before styling to freshly washed and towel dried hair to create loose romantic curls or if you are going with a style with lots of volume or even an eccentric style which give your hair added texture in order for the styling to be extra savvy.

For extra expert tips be sure to check out TRESemme’s website and follow them on Facebook.

The Extra Control Salon Finish Mousse retails for R76.99 and is available at most Clicks, Dischem and Medirite pharmacies nationwide.

x flea143

Disclaimer: These products were sent to me from TRESemme this has in no way altered my view of the products in anyway.

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Introducing The Ordinary Skincare Company

A couple of months ago I was invited to the launch of the Ordinary Skincare Company for South African retailers after being an established and excellent brand overseas in the United Kingdom, the fact that the forelady is South African and uses South African ingredients, it only makes sense for the extra ordinary products be available on South African soil. The products being made locally in new facilities in Cape Town to pharmaceutical industry GMP standards.  The mission from Aesthetic Medicine expert and the ever so passionate founder of the Ordinary Skincare Company, Dr. Claire Jamieson knew that issues surrounding sensitive skin and products made to help them were not delivering effective or long term results due to excessive ingredients which cause multiple reactions rather than results. With having personal experiences of her daughter suffering from long term eczema she was driven to find a solution to help and compiled a range using only the most natural ingredients and ensured that these were placed into ordinary crisp white hygienic, recycable packaging.

The plant oils and extracts used in the range are carefully selected in order to deliver effective results. Keeping to the core philosophy of Ordinary Skincare Company,, they use five African botanicals, being:

  • Aloe Ferox
  • Olive Oil
  • Grapeseed Oil
  •  Shea Butter
  •  Green Rooibos Leaf Extract

All of the above products boast moisturising, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects when applied to the skin. This results in having skin being smooth, supple and healthy.

The range consists of two parts: Plain Ordinary and Extra Ordinary.

Plain Ordinary - Moisturising Balm - R329.00 online

Plain Ordinary – Moisturising Balm – R329.00 online

The Plain Ordinary Range includes one product, the Moisturising Balm which is the solution for any dry sensitive skin. This product is on a mission to hydrate and is safe to be used everywhere on the body from head to heel, even for the most sensitive skins. It plainly is moisture in a tub as it contains no perfume, preservatives, emulsifiers, petrochemicals, heavy metals, essential oils or mineral oils. It rapidly is absorbed by the skin and leaves a long lasting, smooth and silky feel to the skin. It can be used for, but not limited to:

  • To keep your pout soft and kissable and avoiding dry chapped lips
  • Post sun care
  • Cracked heels
  • Chapped hands
  • Eczema affected areas
  • Psoriasis
  • Razor burn
  • Moisturiser for the delicate skin of the face and neck.

The Extra Ordinary Range is designed for daily use as indicated includes a Night Cream, a Day Cream and a Day Cream with SPF 30 all products are for dry, sensitive, hardworking skin to be applied in the morning or evening as indicated to the face and hand area. To greatly reduce dry skin and promote supple texture which will also reduce the ageing. There are no harsh chemicals, petrochemicals or colourants in the range and the products are designed to boost your skin vitality when used consecutively.

Extra Ordinary - Night Cream - R306.00 online

Extra Ordinary – Night Cream – R306.00 online

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