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.
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.
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 / email@example.com or visit their website here.
Disclaimer: this product was sent to me for review purposes – this has not altered my view in anyway.
Can we have a moment of silence for unwanted body hair, it’s really the pits… pun kind of intended!
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.
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.
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
Last week I had the absolute privilege to attend the Cape Town Launch of GO BEAUTY!
GO BEAUTY is a quick convenient way of booking all your beauty appointments online via your smart phone.
What do you need to do this?
- A smart phone
- WeChat Installed
- Follow GoBeauty’s official account
Once you have the above the rest of it is easy as pie!
- Push the “Beauty Map” button
- Select your region
- View all the salons and spas around you
- If the salon software is incorporated with GoBeauty you can book directly with them specifying what treatment, what therapist and what time you will make your appointment. If the salon software is not incorporated with GoBeauty you can simply submit a requested treatment and appointment time and they will phone you to confirm. It’s that simple!
- Et voila, GO GET BEAUTIFUL with GOBEAUTY.
Why is this so great? Last minute appointments are a real thing. Booking appointments can be challenging specifically when sitting in an open plan office. You are busy at work and the whole office doesn’t know you are popping out to get a wax or a pedicure. This day and age for the technological independent women our lives are fast paced and happen in real time. Not scheduling appointments in advance if you don’t know what city you are going to be in. Travelling can make it difficult to be prepped and primed for important meetings and with GoBeauty you can see who is available and when and at what cost.
What can you still expect? A lot of salons are not yet singed up with Go Beauty but be sure to ask your favourite salon to get in with the “cool” salons or they will miss out on the opportunity and we will miss out on the super easy booking!
Honestly, I am so excited about it. I plan on using it for the first time tomorrow as a salon near where I work has the back end software linked up with GoBeauty and that means that its pedicure time for me but with GO BEAUTY my secret is safe and no one needs to know when its time for Hollywood or a massage.
At the launch, we were being explained how to use the app… thought this pic explains it down to a T!
With my friend and fellow blogger, Heather, who also happens to work for Go Beauty now!
With Heather and Roxanne, the two Go Beauty gurus* behind the scenes!
*Missing the beautiful Go Beauty boss-lady pictured below
Have you got WeChat installed? Search your App Store or Play Store now and get in on the amazing convenience.
Connect with Go Beauty on your smart phone right now and check out their Facebook, Twitter and Blog right here!
THANKS GO BEAUTY. I ALREADY LOVE YOU! <3
I recently had a first time experience in my personal skin care regime. I finally got my butt to Pulse Dermatology & Laser clinic in Durbanville. I had intitally been booked in for a lunchtime lift but after a very pain-free consultation with the wonderful Amy Bowie we decided that I did not need a lunch time lift as this is not a concern of mine (while age is still on my side) and we changed my treatment to a Mesoestetic peel customised for my oily and blackhead prone skin followed by some LED light therapy to make sure I was able to attend a very important business meeting afterwards – bare faced.
Well, let me tell you this was certainly an experience and I did attend my meeting and I did score a new client so I must of looked half decent, sans makeup post peel. I think that is safe to say that its functional skincare and easily enough to attain even for the busiest of the busy.
The Mesoestetic peel was so gentle I hardly felt a tickle and ever since my skin has been radiant, following this is when I had my LED Light Therapy to reduce redness and speed up the healing process of the skin post peel. I had a slight bit of redness on my nose afterwards but the rest of my face was as it is normally.
Let’s start off with what exactly is LED Light Therapy?
- LED stands for: Light-emitting diode
- Also known as: photodynamic therapy or PDT
- It is used for a variety of skin treatments including but not limited to acne, skin healing and anti-ageing
- The technology has been around and in use in salons for about 30 years
- It is completely non-invasive
- It is pain free
- Its quite relaxing actually
After my peel was completed, I lay on the therapy bed and had my eyes covered with goggles and the lights were brought over my face. When the machine was switched on it seemed incredibly bright – but it is something that I easily got used to. the light cannot damage your eyes at all. If you have a tendency to feel claustrophobic then it might trigger this but I was really 100% fine and you can even move the lights yourself if you are battling with it.
The LED light therapy results in increased cellular activity this results in soothing and calming on the skin. It was incredibly calming to my normally quite red skin after a peel and this is because the light stimulates skin renewal and promotes collagen, elastin production and oxygenation for up 180 days after the treatment. It further treats the skin on an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial level.
Would I do it again? Most definitely! After my session at pulse, including my peel my skin feels brand new! Unfortunately I completely blanked out and forgot to take photos, but next time I sure will.
There are additional skin concerns that you can treat with the LED light therapy at Pulse, as their website elaborates:
Blemished and oily skin, recent acne scars
Redness and flushing
Skin texture and firmness
Fine lines and wrinkles
Dark under eye circles
Restores youth to mature skin
Cellular rejuvenation, collagen and ATP production
Anti-inflammatory, Calms red capillaries & Rosacea
Calms skin inflamed by blemishes
Intercellular communication, reduces swelling, calms irritation
Calming and soothing
Alleviates acne and oily skin
Increases cellular activity
Lymphatic system, muscle toning, anti-aging
If you have any queries on what treatment would be best to suit your skin concern, I’d suggest making an appointment to meet with Amy at Pulse on 021 914 0447 and she will be able to help you achieve your skin goals and possibly make your skin dreams come true. Thanks for helping with mine Pulse!