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About flea143

Just another Brit living in Cape Town South Africa. A complete hippy at heart. A part time beauty lover and a part time geek. Girlfriend to the most wonderful creature on the planet. Utterly opinionated.

GOING SOMEWHERE? GO BEAUTY… FIRST!

Last week I had the absolute privilege to attend the Cape Town Launch of GO BEAUTY!

GO BEAUTYGO BEAUTY is a quick convenient way of booking all your beauty appointments online via your smart phone.

What do you need to do this?

  1. A smart phone
  2. WeChat Installed
  3. Follow GoBeauty’s official account

Once you have the above the rest of it is easy as pie!

  1. Push the “Beauty Map” button
  2. Select your region
  3. View all the salons and spas around you
  4. 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!
  5. 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!GO BEAUTY GO BEAUTY QR

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!

#GoBeauty selfies

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With my friend and fellow blogger, Heather, who also happens to work for Go Beauty now!

#GoBeauty selfies

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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

x flea143

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LED Light Therapy at Pulse Dermatology

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. pulse

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:

  • Purifying, antibacterial

  • Blemished and oily skin, recent acne scars

  • Redness and flushing

  • Brown spots

  • Skin texture and firmness

  • Fine lines and wrinkles

  • Large pores

  • 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

  • Pigmentation

  • 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!

xo flea143

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DO YOU WANT TO WIN A SELFIE STICK?

To make up for a general lack of posts this year, due to an upside and inside out schedule on my part… I would like to extend my sincerest apologies but also make up for it by hosting a give away to our loyal readers who have stuck around.

selfie-stick-blackI have on my desk TWO Emipix Selfie Sticks for you to get your paws on from over at Selfie-Sticks.co.za.

We only have two black ones for our readers but you can choose what colour you prefer if you order at their site!

All you have to do to enter is click here and follow the instructions.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Competition closes 5 May.

Entrants must have a South African delivery address.

Winners will be notified and published on Pout Perfection and all our social media.

This competition is held by Pout Perfection and is no way endorsed or administered by Selfie-Sticks.co.za.

GOOD LUCK!!

xo flea143

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In Awe with INOAR Argan Oil

Everyone is talking about argan oil. Argan oil this, argan oil that. For all we know might be the cure for many ailments that plague us as humankind – can someone please ask some scientists to look at that and get back to us? We all know that argan oil benefits our hair and turns bad hair days into good ones. I am here to give you an example.

INOAR

I have been using argan oil from INOAR.INOAR Argan-oil-60ml_FINAL

Why INOAR, you may ask? Well, INOAR was one of the revolutionary hair care brands that decided that argan oil is a big yes to healing damaged hair and incorporated it as an ingredient in many of their products. The name of the brand was after the founders name INOcentia and ARgan oil – so they haven’t just jumped on the argan oil bandwagon. The brand believes in the ingredient so much they actually named their product after an ingredient.

I’ve been using the INOAR argan oil on my hair for the past couple of months. Even way back when I still had my easihairpro pink extensions in…

INOAR Argan Oil

My method for using this oil? Quite simple actually. Once I have cleaned my hair, I lightly dry it off with a hairdryer. I don’t “blow dry” per say, but then with a drop of INOAR Argan oil, the size of a 20c coin in my hands, I rub them together and work this through my hair. Since I have a naturally oily scalp I only work it through the mid section of my hair to the tips, once most of the oil has been absorbed into my hair, I lightly work my fingers through the top of my head. I don’t think it would be a good idea for me and my scalp to rub some oil on it unless if I want to look like a greasy mess!  The result? It makes my hair have a natural shine and keeps my hair on point all day long. Completely refreshing!

On the odd occasion where I haven’t made use of my INOAR Argan Oil post drying, I always end up with one of those proverbial bad hair days where giant hair clips or Invisibobbles are necessary in order for hair-sanity to be restored.

If you are interested in trying this oil sent from the hair-gods, I urge you to do it. You will only know the difference when you experience it for yourself. INOAR is available at selected salons. They have an online store launching soon too!

INOAR on the web, on Facebook and Twitter @INOAR_SA

Available from your nearest INOAR stocking salon, 7ml for R63 or 60ml for R434.

xo flea143

Disclaimer: This product was given to me for review purposes. This has in no way altered my view of this product in anyway.

 

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Brush Hygiene Made Easy

Being a makeup artist takes its toll on your time when its time to clean your brushes. Between clients, nights before early calls and you’re sat there scrubbing away. Hygiene is key after all. However, even though I am quick to preach to all my clients and anyone I come across who complains about having bad skin that “cleaning your own makeup brushes is key”, in reality, my personal brushes that touch my face daily, sometimes twice a day – get left a little to long. Longer than I wish to divulge and like the proverbial mechanics car, they get neglected. BRUSH EGG

I have eyed the Sigma makeup glove cleaner for a long time but the price has always deterred me from even going there. After all, cleaning brushes, although part of my job cannot possibly need to be that expensive. Fast forward a couple of months ago and all all the international artists I admire were talking about a BrushEgg that was a lot cheaper and as effective as the Sigma makeup brush glove. Anyway, I forgot about it and it went to the back of my mind. Then, 2 weeks ago while browsing for some supplies on Beauty-Worx, I saw that they were now stocking them in South Africa and only for R100. You read that right, a whole R100 – it wasn’t going to break the bank, and I got excited and ordered my mint egg immediately.

Now, I felt a bit silly when it arrived a few days later because I don’t know why but I thought it would be bigger – but its all in the name right – Brush EGG. It is the size of a large egg and you can fit, at a push 2 fingers into it but I prefer to use it with one finger in it as its easier to manoeuvre, rinse and repeat.

To test it for the first time, I washed my own personal makeup brushes. *gleams with pride*.  The most outstanding points to note on this was that it made my MAC 217 brush white again (I never thought I’d see the day) and my Beauty Blender is now back to its original shade of pink and not orange as it has been previously.

The only parts or should I say brushes I struggled with cleaning were my big face brushes but the aim of the game with them is slow movements and patience (brush cleaning always require lots of patience anyway.)

Along with the obvious part of water to aid cleaning I used for the first time my antibacterial makeup brush shampoo which aided the process into something quite pleasant and fairly quick.

Brush Egg styles

Final verdict: it is still cleaning brushes… but with my BrushEgg it might be a little less annoying and time consuming. I’m off to clean my makeup kit brushes from a wedding and I will be making use of this little magical egg – so it cant be too bad. The fact that I own a BrushEgg now means that there is no excuses for my own personal brushes to need a clean.

If you want your own – get one you can find them here on Beauty-Worx.

P.S. Quite a cute Easter present for those who are not looking to give Chocolate as presents!

xo flea143

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