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About Lady_HellFire

I'm your average girl, I have an Iron Fist shoe fetish that at times are seen as a tiny obsession. I'm a very straight forward and honest person, but who ever said honesty is a bad thing :) I'm not a girly girl, although at times i love dressing up and looking fabulous, I have been in the Industry on and off for about 13 years, where i've gone from commercial to alternative modeling and back and even now you can still see a bit of both in my work :) I'm the kind of girl who doesn't care about looks as beauty fades, i sometimes snort when i laugh, I absolutely love modelling purely because its my way of expressing myself! I'm not stuck up nor do i think the world of myself

Smitten about my Mitten…

Okay Ladies,

Thanks to BeautyWorx for introducing me to this beauty, I am absolutely in love!

Sadly I am one of those lazy people when it comes to skin care after a long days work or a late night out,

I know how bad it is for your skin and i REALLY do try hard to stick to my skin care routine and most of the time i succeed but I do have days that are just poo. So if you are like me, don’t change your browser page as this little baby is absolutely perfect for you and every other person out there that loves their skin.

Introducing SMITTEN

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BE SMITTEN WITH YOUR MITTEN

Do you like to smooth, “squeaky” clean feeling on your face after washing but find foaming cleansers leave your skin feeling dry & cleansing milks remain on your skin?

Maintaining our skins natural PH levels are vital and this is done by simply not striping the natural oils from the surface of our skins and eliminating additional oils that may clog the pores & cause irritation.

With just warm water, SMITTEN gives a mild daily skin exfoliation while preserving its natural & delicate PH balance!

Absolutely nothing but warm to hot water needed for a beautiful skin – Smittens even remove waterproof mascara! That’s why SMITTEN are perfect for all ages, all skin types and all budgets.

By eliminating costly cleansers, wipes and eye makeup removers that can irritate your skin – SMITTEN gently cleanses your skin preparing it for your plumping serums, hydrating moisturizers and active ingredients that can be absorbed more effectively after it’s micro exfoliation.

SMITTEN are made up from fabric woven with fibers that have super-fine density. These fibers are 1/100th the diameter of a human hair and 1/20th the diameter of a single strand of silk. These tiny fibers are able to penetrate the finest, microscopic particles of oil, dirt and even bacteria on any surface.

Unlike the rounded threads of ordinary cotton cloth, which just push dirt along the surface of the skin, SMITTEN numerous wedge-shaped fibers actually capture and pull particles of oil, dirt, and bacteria  into the internal structure of the cloth and away from your skin.

The result is superior cleansing that eliminates the very environment (oil, dirt, bacteria, and grime) in which skin conditions can erupt.

SMITTEN care is also very simple – they wash like a dream. Use any mild soap, hand soap is best. Rinse thoroughly and allow to air dry naturally.

When traveling with your SMITTEN use the PVC pouch & forget about the cumbersome, leaking cleansers and eye makeup removers!

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I won’t lie as always I am a bit skeptical with trying out new things and because you don’t need to use your smitten with soap or a cleansing lotion i did as always raise an eyebrow at first, So after getting mine i went straight home (Keep in mind this was after a days work so I did have a full face of make-up, from foundation, to blush, 7 x eye colors, mascara the works) and I put my new investment straight to test and yes by my surprise I was and still am absolutely amazed by this fantastic product, I have been struggling with a bit of a dry skin during the past few months due to winter and i have a pretty set out skin routine from cleansing to scrub (No not every night), mask, toning and moisturizing and sadly even-though i use a high end brand I cannot say I had the same results with my products as I have with my Smitten after just one use, as you will see in the Video below my skin has breakouts (which is due to the oil content in my skin) which i did not have before hand and my skin was Uber dry so much that my foundation would flake even with wearing a primer AND moisturizer.

I have used the Smitten everyday since the weekend and cannot see how i would ever use a cleansing product like i did i however still tone and Moisturize though, but the Smitten exfoliates and cleans for me and my skin’s natural oil balance is back in balance, My skin is feeling silky smooth and Looks great (apart from the few breakouts, but you know what they say… it gets worst before it gets better hehe)

 

Seriously ladies this is definitely something everyone should invest in, I can with a 100% honesty say this pink beauty works like a bomb.

Please see the attached link for my first ever “vlog”, i was just going to blog it but the photo’s just did not do the smitten justice.

A Before picture of the previous night when I used my Smitten.

A Before picture of the previous night when I used my Smitten.

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Visit: http://www.beauty-worx.co.za to purchase your Smitten today! :D

Please let me know what you think of this great invention and if you will be trying it out or have already? :)

Please note that I am in no way shape or form associated with BeautyWorx or Smitten and this is MY opinion and strictly my own Opinion.

Have a rocking weekend and stay warm

Lady_Hellfire

XOX

 

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Beauty_Worx…One stop Online shop

Good evening, Poutlings.

I trust that you are all well and keeping warm.

Firstly I would like to apologize for being MIA for so long, If you know me personally you should know I have recently started working full time as a Make-up artist for one of my favorite brands, so I have been occupied else where, I will however try to blog more often as I have so many events and happenings documented that needs to be blogged.

Anyway enough about that, Lets get into it.

My blogs for tonight will be a two part blog of which this one will be about BeautyWorx and the one to follow about one of the products I purchased through BeautyWorx.

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BeautyWorx is a online based shop for all your beauty needs.

Beauty-Worx was founded by Wendy and started with her business partner Bronwyn in 2013. Both have a love for anything beautiful but just don’t have the time to crawl the shops looking for their favourite brand or testing the new craze. It is also important that we sell the more niche, unusual or high-end products that we have already tried and tested.

“Our online store is available to anyone and everyone – even though we are ‘online’ we do our best to help wherever possible and like our customers to know that there is a person behind the pc. Our purchasing process is a simple one and who wouldn’t want to buy their Favorit products or try some new ones in the comfort of their own home completely outside of office hours?”

 

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BeautyWorx stock product such as

* Make-up Designory (MUD)

* Dermacleanse

* Dermafix

* Everline

* Evolution Keratin

* SunSkin

* Smitten and Many more.

 

What sets BeautyWorx aside from any other online store?

Well Firstly all the products are of absolute high quality and Secondly most of us does not own a credit card or Paypal account, so BeautyWorx allows you to pay by EFT and you will receive your products straight to your door,

what about that does not sound good?

 

Please be sure to give them a visit and if you have already made use of this awesome site, I would love to hear your feedback?

 

Visit them at:

Online store: http://www.beauty-worx.co.za

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/beautyworx.za

Twitter: @Beautyworx1

Please let us know what you think, I’ve had excellent service and love the idea behind the concept.

Get shopping ladies :)

XOX

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Ofra, Gosh, Ralo and Yardley London… Product Review

Hy Poutlings,

I trust that you are all doing Fabulous,

I know it’s been a while, but i was sick for almost 3 weeks and then I had to catch up on things.

I’ll be doing a product review Blog today, As you might have noticed by the title that its more then one in one go,

due to having one or two products of each brand, plus i did test and use them all together lol My face ended up looking like a carnival afterwards, but it was fun, and I am beyond impressed with most of the products.

Before we start here is a picture of my completely clean face, just for shits and giggles due to the end result :P

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So lets get into it, I’ll start with OFRA first.

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As most of you may know I absolutely adore this brand due to its amazing products and obviously yes they are cruelty free :)

So i had the pleasure of getting a eye liner / Brow gel, sadly not in my colour but Auburn but I did enjoy the way it made my Green/ Blue eyes pop.

I Really REally enjoyed it and will more then likely use it on an ongoing basis, even though the color wasn’t black enough :P It still looked really awesome, the application is easy and smooth. The gel itself is a nice thickness but not so thick that it looks horrible, Oh and did I add that its Semi permanent and waterproof? :D

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I will without a doubt be adding this to my personal as well as professional kit in a wide range of colours, I really ejoy and love this, well done OFRA for yet another amazing product!

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My awesome Brow with OFRA Semi permanent waterproof eye brow gel!

Gosh

A few people have recommend that I look into Gosh for a while now, and I have stopped by Edgars a few times and they have a really awesome range of products but I have to be Honest for I have not yet tried them, They are however also Cruelty free and Vegan.

So I got a stunning Gosh Lipstick, a pinkish / light red color.

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image_3I really like the color, especially because I’ve become very big on reds for lips, just love them, the lipstick is extremely moisturizing and the application is awesome, I have had products that leave my lips feeling weird and dry but this was not the case with Gosh, the lipstick is also a shimmery, Nothing to not love about it.

A def A++ in my books.

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Brows: The awesome Ofra gel Lips: Amzing Gosh :D hehe My face is getting color

Ralo

Now i’m sure this is a brand that’s not new to most who read Pout Perfection, if you can remember the blog recently had a Ralo giveaway. Ralo has been around for a long time now and is beyond affordable.

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Sadly it’s not a brand I really use due to not being a professional brand and not being able to find out if they are cruelty free or not, (If anyone has any info on that, please let me know)

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Generally very affordable products tend to be more poo then we’d like for them to be but I won’t lie, these products REALLY surprised me, the shadows are beyond pigmented although it messes quite a bit it does actually blend and not just rub away and the color really pops, same with the liner, it didn’t irritate my eye and the application was smooth and easy, unlike some pencils you have to dig a hole in your eye before it takes, however it wasn’t as striking as you’d see on the image below.

This really did surprise me, I don’t have foundation or primer on my face, only a normal moisturizer which makes this even more amazing haha I applied it and think i left it for about 2 hours before washing my face and the shadows stayed as they were and still as bright.

Well done Ralo you def impressed me :)

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Yardley London

Yardley has been a house hold name for many years now, especially among the older generation, they Love it and are very much Loyal to it and with good reason, It’s a good brand but sadly they aren’t cruelty free and the main reason for e not using the brand.

I received a Yardley Longwear Lips in Nude and Retractable eye pencile  in Gold

imageimage_1As much as I don’t enjoy using animal tested products, like I said Yardley is a good brand and has always been,

The lipstick is a stunning nude color, application is smooth, and matte so if you prefer either you can always just sparkle some gloss over it and its a great evening look even with still being nude and natural.

It’s a long lasting lipstick and very light, I barely noticed having lipstick on and it doesn’t bleed.

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I’ve always been a fan of Retractable eye pencils, especially for personal use, I just find that they apply allot easier and that they aren’t as harsh on your eye, very moisturizing and gentle, Gold isn’t exactly my color but this s a great pencil smooth and very gentle, also very bright without having to dig your eye out.

If you enjoy Yardley these are def two products to try, they are awesome.

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Well I guess that’s my post for now, I’ll be doing another Essence one soon as well as some Hair and skin things, just need to use them as they are products that i’d have to finish using before being able to give an honest opinion on them.

Please note that I am in no way associated with any of these brands in anyway, shape or form,

these products have only been supplied for review purposes.

Thank you for reading, Please find all the brands sites and details below.

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OFRA Cosmetics:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/OFRA-Cosmetics-South-Africa/144787562240284

Webdite: http://ofracosmetics.com/

Twitter: @OFRAcosmetics

Instagram:  @ofracosmeticspro

Gosh Cosmetics:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/GOSH-Cosmetics/38203759052

Webdite: http://www.goshcosmetics.com/

Twitter: @goshcosmetics

Instagram: @Gosh_cosmetics

Ralo Cosmetics:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RaloCosmeticsSA

Webdite: http://www.ralo.co.za/

Twitter: @ralocosmetics

Instagram: @ralocosmetics

Yardley:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yardleylondonuk

Webdite: http://www.yardley.co.za/

Instagram: @yardleylondon

 

Have an amazing Thursday!

Lady_HellFire

XOX

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DIY Valentine’s day Gifts / Snacks

So I have two more Product posts I have to share with you and they are both Valentine’s day Related,

Therefore before I continue to them I though I’d share some DIY V-day gifts and all things Red and Love related lol

Believe it or Not but I have already made my Viking a little DIY for the Red day thank’s to to much time on my hands and the evil of Pintrest.

DIY V-day Gifts:

52 Reasons I love you

52This is such a cute gift, I did Something similar except I made a paper box and wrote the reasons in there and filled it with a bunch of paper cut out hearts lol

This is still very easy and sentimental though, for the full Tutorial please visit PaperVine

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Seed-starter-Valentine

vThis is a very sweet idea, I  recently went to buy herbs as I’m starting my own little indoor herb garden,

I would most definitely love this as a gift be it on V-day or not, So if your loved one has green fingers be sure to stop by Martha Stewards site for the full tutorial to see how you can make this and what you’ll need.

Valentine Bear

Who doesn’t love a cuddly bear on V-day?

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I definitely want to make this at some point, I think this is a great idea if you have Children,

It will make an awesome Valentines gift but also just a great gift in general.

I’ve glanced over the “How to” and it seems easy enough, If you enjoy Crochet and hand sewing for that matter please visit All About Ami for the complete tutorial on how to make your very own bear :) Continue reading

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Davines. . . Hair refresher

Morning Poutlings,

I trust you are all well and having a fabulous Tuesday morning.

I have a few emails / products / services etc that needs blogging so I’ll be keeping you busy for a while or a few days :P

One of the Products I’m very much excited to share with you today is a new one by Davines.

But first here is some Info in this brand and what they are about :)

Davines Story:

Founded in Parma, Italy in 1983 by the Bollati Family, Davines Group started as a research laboratory, producing high-end hair care products for renowned cosmetic companies worldwide. After a decade of honing our expertise, we began creating our own brand of Davines hair care products exclusively for salons, and in 1996 founded [ comfort zone ] skin care for premier spas.

“BY CREATING BEAUTY SUSTAINABLY, WE ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES, OF THE ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH THEY LIVE & WORK, OF THE THINGS THEY LOVE.”

Since the beginning, we’ve focused on crafting quality products that are scientifically engineered to work, and express our distinctive style and spirit.

Our style is a reflection of our curiosity and openness to the world – different cultures, customs, and people that truly inspire us – and our Italian perspective of history and art, design and fashion, culture and lifestyle because it is our heritage and who we are. We love things that reflect simplicity and harmony because their beauty is always modern. And although we’re in tune with today’s mood, we set out to create concepts and products that are destined to become classics with their timeless appeal.

Quality to us means having the freedom to create the best products with attention and respect for our environment, using high grade, natural ingredients, and applying scientific rigor to every product to guarantee our customers’ safety. Quality is also intended by all of us, by our partners and consumers as quality of life.

At Davines, we dare to do what we believe in and, rather than conforming to the mainstream, allow intuition to pave our path. This gives us the freedom to develop concepts and products that are original, authentic, and emotionally connected with people. Our work is a thoughtful balance of substance and style, nature and science, people and spirit. It is what enables us to create what we call life-enhancing projects.

More than two decades later, the Davines community spans over 75 countries, thousands of salons and hundreds upon hundreds of passionate hairdressers. Although we continue to grow, with headquarters in Parma, New York City, Paris, London and Mexico City, our roots are firmly planted in our beginnings as a family-owned research laboratory guided by the same desire for quality products with an authentic approach and timeless appeal.
OUR MISSION

Our aim is to inspire and improve the work life quality of worldwide beauty professionals through concepts, products and services that will allow them to offer unique experiences to their clients.

Davines Sustainable Beauty day - The Concept:

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In 2010 the commitment of the Davines was further enhanced by a project developed to generate virtuous synergies between business and the environment, with concrete positive effects for the planet and salons: the Sustainable Beauty Day.

On their usual weekly closing day, the participating salons stay open to offer their clients haircuts and/or blow dry, and all proceeds, based on free donations, are given to socio-environmental projects as the creation and protection of forest areas, environmental upgrading, strengthen of communities through agriculture.

The first Sustainable Beauty Day was held in Italy, US and France followed shortly while new editions of the project are ready to start as concrete demonstrations of the Sustainable Beauty virtuous cycle…

I absolutely love the way this company has been put together focusing on the environment, I’m a little sad for only reading / learning about them now as I would have loved to look them up while I was in Italy over December, But that’s okay just another reason to go back again sometime soon ;) Continue reading

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