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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.

Sorbet Skincare Collection

Sometimes being a beauty blogger has additional perks like going to flashy events. Last week, I was fortunate to be invited to attend the launch of Sorbet’s latest offering. The Skincare Collection. The event was the #SorbetSkinShow which showcased the new range in a different light on a runway.

In a nutshell, this collection of skincare is split into 3 ranges for specific skin conditions, concerns and care. The ranges are:

Hydro SkinSorbet Hydro Skin

Developed specifically for tired and dehydrated skin that needs a boost. The 4 products in this range are designed to restore a bright and healthier looking complexion by incorporating moisture back into the skincare regimen.

Salon Skin Sorbet Salon Skin

Developed specifically for problematic skin concerns and curb irritated skin. Mixing a bit of science and nature together has resulted in the 8 products in this range which are designed to stop problem skin in its tracks.

Age EffectSorbet Age Effect

Developed specifically for mature skin that the signs of ageing skin are a concern. The 6 products in this range are an intense anti-ageing solution for a more plump youthful appearance with reduced appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Over the course of the next few weeks I will be incorporating a few products into my skincare routine. I will share my experience with these products with you.

All of these items will be available at Clicks and Sorbet stores nationwide. I believe a great present for anyone who is looking for an updated skin routine over the next few weeks of festivities!

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Let’s Talk About Argan Oil

Oils are a buzz word in the beauty world recently. The most popular oil for the past 12 months, and it seems like its not going away anytime in the future has to be Argan Oil. Everyone claims that their Argan Oil is the best but how much do you actually know about Argan Oil or are we just falling prey to clever marketing tricks?  Here are some facts on the so called liquid gold.

What is Argan Oil?

Otherwise known as Moroccan oil is a product of the Moroccan Argan tree. It is extracted from the kernels of the Argan tree to be used as a moisturiser, conditioner and softener for skin and hair. It is frequently referred to by beauty experts as liquid gold for the simple and effective qualities that are beneficial to an overall healthy state of the skin, hair, scalp and nails.

What is Argan Oil Used For?

Often it is used as a hair treatment. It is extremely beneficial for hair and scalp and is commonly used as a leave-in conditioner however it can be present in shampoos and conditioners.

Argan Oil In Shampoos

Often a key ingredient as its ability to restore softness, strength and shine to hair particularly for anyone who suffers from dry, brittle or damaged hair.

Noteworthy product collection of Argan Oil Shampoos and Conditioners and treatments from INOAR Professional

Noteworthy product collection of Argan Oil Shampoos and Conditioners and treatments from INOAR Professional

Argan Oil as Leave-In Conditioner

Pure argan oil can be used as it is an amazingly effective, chemical free leave-in conditioner which can prolong and intensify the benefits of the Argan oil on the hair. It makes an ideal conditioning agent since it makes hair soft, sleek with added shine.

Noteworthy product to try, Faithful to Nature's Pure Argan Oil

Noteworthy product to try, Faithful to Nature’s Pure Argan Oil

Argan Oil as a Styling Agent

When styling hair in a hurry Argan oil can be a saving grace. It gives hair an immediate gloss to it and is a great way to tame frizzy hair into submission.

Noteworthy styling treatment serum from Kevin Murphy containing Argan Oil, the Young Again Imortelle Argan Oil.

Noteworthy styling treatment serum from Kevin Murphy containing Argan Oil, the Young Again Imortelle Argan Oil.

Argan Oil as a Hair Mask

Although the key with argan oil is that a little goes a long way, an overnight treatment is a great way to maximize the effects of argan oil on hair. Using a larger quantity of argan oil as a hair mask means that as many of nutrients as possible will be absorbed. This is a great treatment to use the night before a special event when you want your hair to be extra smooth, sleek and voluminous.

What does Argan Oil Contain?

Large quantities of Vitamin E for healthy hair growth which contain antioxidants, which help boost cells and encourage them to produce healthy hair. Argan oil is non-irritating to the skin and actually reverses much of the damage done by artifical chemicals and treatments on hair. It is often used in its pure form for healthy, soft and shiny hair.

How long does Argan Oil Take To Work?

Immediate benefits can also be seen in people who use Argan oil for their hair. It is an excellent agent for taming frizz and promoting shine and gloss as well as softer more manageable hair. Long term it can soften broken and damaged hair.

Argan Oil can be used either on its own in its pure form or as ingredient in a hair care product. On its own it is expensive as the oil is a rare ingredient. Within other hair care products it is also more costly than items that do not contain argan oil but it is incredibly effective for damaged hair, although even the healthiest of hair can always benefit from a little extra nutrients and magic that Argan oil has to offer.

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Breaking Bad Spin Off Cookbook

Confession – I have not finished watching Breaking Bad and I have not watched it since about the 3rd season. It’s on my ever growing to-do list with le boyfriend. It will happen though… one day. That being said, I know the series is finished and I know a lot of people that are still having Breaking Bad withdrawal symptoms. I came across this gem of a spin off. A Breaking Bad baking cookbook aptly named Baking Bad penned by Walter Wheat.

BAKING BAD

You can bake these recipes without breaking the law or worrying about a violent death.

The Amazon site says that the Kindle price is $13.67 and Hardcover book is $20.00, which sounds like just the right thing to buy for baking before a Breaking Bad marathon.

Check out some of these creations!

MR WHITES TIGHTY WHITEY BITES

BLUE METH CRUNCHIE BITES

MR WHITES TIGHTY WHITEY BITES

MR WHITES TIGHTY WHITEY BITES

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Dermaceutic Regen Ceutic

A while ago I went for my second Dermaceutic Milk Peel treatment. Initially afterwards my skin felt amazing. The day afterwards my skin was dehydrated and had broken out (due to the underlying congestion clearing from my skin after the peel) which made me feel like a teenager again – boy do I not miss those days! To top this off the breakouts were extremely sensitive to touch – so cleansing, toning and moisturising (which is rule no. 1 after a peel) was quite a nightmare. I spoke to Dermaceutic and they recommended that I use the Regen Ceutic to restore my skin post peel… I was looking forward to making my skin feel as amazing as it did following my first peel.

“The synergy of 2 high-performance repairing peptides stimulates dermal synthesis; hyaluronic acid and powerful antioxidants hydrate and help the skin protect and restore itself.”

Regen CeuticMy skin continued with its little breakout moment for about 4 days following peel but religiously using my Regen Ceutic post cleansing my skin and following it up with a high quality SPF coverage to protect my skin from the harmful UVA and UVB rays my skins moisture increased and my face felt rejuvenated. I believe this is partly to do with the cream and partly to do with the peel. I am loving my skin at the moment all thanks to Dermaceutic. The Regen Ceutic is designed to deliver long lasting quality hydration to the skin, is suited for sensitive skin and is 100% safe to use following aesthetic treatments. It is also recommended for generally sensitive, dehydrated and aging skin in order to nourish and firm the skin as a long lasting skin care solution.

3% Peptides Complex

A synergy of 2 of the most efficient peptides, which stimulates collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin production to induce an anti-wrinkle effect from within.

3% Hyaluronic Acid Gel

Moisturises the skin and improves firmness

Stabilized vitamin C & E

Combination of vitramins which combats and limits the signs of photo-aging and has an anti-inflammatory action

Shea Butter

Hydrates and nourishes the skin

I am seriously so sold on this product, it was soothing when my skin was sensitive and I think even just as a night time skin spoil for me, it is staying on my bathroom counter for the foreseeable future and may need a restocking soon. The recommended retail price is R550 but for more information on the Dermaceutic range or where to find a stockist near you please contact Conquest for more information or get in touch on Facebook or Twitter @DermaceuticSA.

x flea143

Disclaimer: This product was given to me following concerns after having my second treatment, this has in no way altered by view of the product in anyway.

Related: Peels – What You Need to Know

Dermaceutic Milk Peel

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Anni King, Now Available at Purr

Anni KingPurr

Last week I was lucky enough to attend the Anni King launch at Purr Boutique which is situated at Lifestyle on Kloof, Kloof Street, Cape Town. Although an already established brand, Anni King is making waves amongst ladies who enjoy the practicality of a leather accessory combined with perfect attention to detail which results in the most luxurious options for leather handbags and purses. Adding to the already exclusive selection of local and international designers available at Purr Boutique, Anni King is giving an added edge of femininity of a leather accessory which is perfect for any lady on the go or for someone looking for an investment wardrobe piece. Items available not only in stock standard leather colours of black or brown but also incorporating soft pastels and hues of deep coral, yellow and blue which are sure to brighten up and liven up any quality closet. If you are in the market for a new bag or purse, I dare you to have a peak and see the wonderful creations that they have on offer.

Here are some images of the SS14 collection which are simply gorgeous! They are all available at Purr.

Anni King SS14 Baby Pink Sweet Pea Anni King SS14 Deep Water Coral HYDRANGEA Anni King SS14 Elegant Black Petunia Anni King SS14 Yellow Daffodil

Anni King is a brand synonymous with style, femininity and attitude. The pure power of an Anni King accessory is to any women, simply an investment that will pay off for years to come that will compliment almost all stages of life and wardrobe.

If you are in Cape Town be sure to pop by Purr to check the Anni King line out – if you are elsewhere in the country be sure to check out the Anni King online store which has just gone live!

Thank you to Purr and Anni King for introducing me to such a wonderful brand. I know that the shopper bag is most definitely going onto my Dear Santa list.

Be sure to check out Purr’s website, Facebook and Twitter @ilovepurr

and Anni King’s website, Facebook and Twitter @AnniKingOffical

_xo flea143

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