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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.

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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Tight or Wide with G-Star RAW

A pair of jeans is not as on par as a pair of G-Stars RAW denims is. G-Star RAW have encapsulated all eras of our denims. The brand has been in existence since 1989 and have remained on point in terms of the fashion front. I would say trend is the wrong word. Possibly lifestyle of the brand has been focussed. Styles from when wide legs were fashionable to the formidable skinnies and since this is an ever changing circle in the realms of fashion they have expressed it through their wide range of styles and fits. For ladies, for gentlemen… for everyone.

Ellen von Unwerth

Ellen von Unwerth

With the help of exceptional photographer and film director Ellen von Unwerth they have brought out an incredible campaign. These images really do speak for themselves about a brand that is upbeat, not so serious about themselves but serious about fun, practicality and everyday wear.

Campaign 15-1 Image G_Star_RAW_Campaign_Spring_Summer_2015_(Branded)_1 (1) G_Star_RAW_Campaign_Spring_Summer_2015_(Branded)_3

Their message portrayed with these images is simple and beautiful.

Jeans connect us all.

A community beyond location, status, gender or age. Beyond style. Beyond fit.

The one garment we truly wear our own way.

I was invited to the Cape Town campaign launch last week but unfortunately I was unable to make it which I am super bummed about. However, G-Star RAW have launched their new collection for SS15 and its in stores from February. Go grab yours to express your style.

Find them on their website, Facebook and Twitter @GStarRAW. Now, G-Star RAW want to know – how do you wear yours? Let them know via all your social media today! With the hashtag…  #tightorwide

Mine most certainly has to be WIDE – what’s yours?

x flea143

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Skin Renewed With Juliette Armand

Would you like to wake up every morning and have that “exfoliated the night before” feeling that gives your skin natural radiance and softness? Well, we can’t exfoliate every night for fear of over exfoliation but I might have the next best thing sitting in my bathroom. Having been using the Juliette Armand Elements 6% AHA fluid for the past few months I am both in awe and at the same time complete shock of how different my skin looks, feels and responds to my products since including this fluid as part of my night time skincare regime.

Left - 150ml for professional use only Right - 30ml for home use

Left – 150ml for professional use only
Right – 30ml for home use

This is a multi-action fluid, to be used on your skin after cleansing in the evening which boosts the natural regeneration process. It contains 6% AHA (glycolic acid, lactic acid), sodium hyaluronate, aloe vera, cantella and because of its very active (although minimal) ingredients this product is not needed to be applied in excess. This means that my little bottle of 30ml is going to last me for at least another couple of months. Every night I dispense a small pump and spread the fluid over my cleansed face. It smells divine – like grapefruit! Let the fluid absorb (my skin just soaks it up) and then follow it with my bedtime moisturiser. It is important when working with active ingredients in your skincare to make sure that you wear the sufficient SPF coverage everyday – even when you don’t think that you will be in the sun. Prevention is better than cure, ladies!

I did not take before and after pictures because I was sceptical about the product being so active and that my skin would not like it, quite the contrary, my skin LOVES it and cannot get enough of it…

You can get your best face to put forward with Elements 6% AHA fluid for R590.00. Juliette Armand is distributed by Poise Brands and is available at selected salons and spas. Visit their website here ; Facebook , and follow them on Twitter @Juliette_Armand.

xo flea143

Disclaimer: This product was given to me at an event. This has in no way altered my view of this product in anyway.

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