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Starting Quick with Mio in the Mornings

QuickStart Shower Cream Tube 200ml_300dpi print...I’ve been dying for ages to get my paws on a tube of exhilarating shower gel from Mio ever since I have experienced their Liquid Yoga, I am completely in love with this brand! Like all their products, the QuickStart shower gel main objective is to give you FIT SKIN FOR LIFE but this one in particular is to give you CLEAN & FIT SKIN FOR LIFE while leaving you feel ready to tackle any challenges of the day ahead. Mio wants you to wake up happy! With QuickStart that is an objective that can be set even when missing your routine cup of coffee (just don’t skip the shower – you need to the magic of the QuickStart!)

While QuickStart cleansing the skin, it leaves the skin feeling hydrated and leaves the skin brighter and relieves any swelling or puffiness from a hard nights sleep. The trick with QuickStart, to get the absolute full benefit is to breathe properly in the shower and take in the full benefit of minty zesty essential oils. With some impressive ingredients on the list, these include:

Amazing Ingredients

Coconut derived cleansers natural gentle cleansers give a low lather deep cleanse without stripping skin of vital oils.

Spearmint Oil tones and soothes skin with naturally powerful antioxidants, stimulating circulation

Witch Hazel Extract Natural antibacterial skin pH balancer to protect skin with strong antioxidant benefits

V-Tonic Mega-uplifting blend including oils of Spearmint Leaf, Citrus Lemon Peel, Cypress Leaf, Menthol and Lavender that will help improve circulation and energy levels

Organic Lemon Extract Zesty natural skin brightener, helps stimulate new skin regeneration.

Organic Grapefruit Extract Packed with flavonoids and antioxidant Vitamin C to fight free radical damage and protect collagen that gives skin bounce.

Caffeine derived from Guarana, the ultimate natural stimulant to pep you up for a great day ahead.

Mio knows that its no coincidence that some of the best ideas that come to mind happen in the bathroom. There is actually scientific evidence which explains why. Creativity is a side effect of an infused dopamine chemical – this can happen when we are in the bath and shower… while doing so it relaxes our bodies which in turn relaxes our minds.

As with all Mio products, they are proud to contain NO NASTIES. QuickStart is free from parabens, petrolatum, synthetic fragrance and colourants, xenoestrogens, PEGs, phthalates & glycols.

The shower gel is 200ml and retails from Poise Brands at selected salons, spas and retail outlets for R415.00 – be sure to get your paws on some to start 2015 with a bang!

xo flea143

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

Related: Oh Mio!!

Mio – My Shrink to Fit Experience

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#EDL HAIR & BEAUTY STUDIO PRICE LIST

EDL Hair & Beauty Studio on Lynnwood

EDL Hair & Beauty Studio on Lynnwood

A brand new salon has opened up!

It’s called EDL HAIR & BEAUTY STUDIO on Lynnwood.  It’s next to the very popular AROMA GOURMET COFFEE ROASTERY and AROMA GELATO in the Hatfield, Brooklyn area.

The stunning owners, Elaine de Lima and Natalie Camara came together to bring you this amazing salon, which I can tell every lady will want to be seen in.

Elaine de Lima & Natalie Camara

Elaine de Lima & Natalie Camara

PRICE LIST:

Pricelist pamphlet available at the salon

Pricelist pamphlet available at the salon

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(Be aware that price changes may occur over time, but we will post and keep you updated)

Products available are:

  • KRYOLAN

  • BABOR

  • ENVIRON

  • SPALICIOUS

  • TIGI

  • KEVIN MURPHY

  • JOICO

  • GOLDWELL

  • YOUNG NAILS

  • ODYSSEY NAILS

  • GELLISH

  • MORGAN TAYLOR

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EDL Lynnwood on FACEBOOK:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Edl-Hair-and-Beauty/1572732142946204

There is also an EDL Centurion on FACEBOOK:https://www.facebook.com/pages/EDL-Beauty-Studio/145591152150877

So pop in or give them a call, make that appointment and enjoy the amazing treatments, the professional products and experienced, friendly staff, while enjoying AROMA coffee in the most “want to be seen at” spot!

Muchluv, BeBlessed

Sandylashxx

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Rocking Moroccanoil

I recently wrote a small introductory guide to Argan Oil and its uses and benefits for the hair, scalp and body. Since then I have had the pleasure of trying to use the salon renowned brand Moroccanoil. I knew of the brand before but I didn’t know them well. Having had seen Moroccanoil products sitting in salon windows and walking by and not taking much notice because, like I have said before, everyone claims that their Moroccan oil products are better than the next. So, when the products landed up on my beauty desk – I had to do some research to find out what sets this brand apart?

To begin with, Moroccanoil is a salon exclusive product  being that you can only buy this product from a professional hair salon. This ensures that the right products for your hair needs will be readily available with the correct advice from a hair professional’s guidance. Secondly, the Moroccanoil product was one of the first products to infuse the hair care market with Argan Oil as a main ingredient and a lot of later products were based upon the success and results of the Moroccanoil. The formulas contain powerful antioxidants, nutrients and are praised by celebrities, stylists and consumers alike for the plain purpose that these products produce unrivalled results.

“I live my brand every day. Moroccanoil is a reflection of what I want from a beauty company as a consumer. Authenticity, effectiveness and ease of use.” – Carmen Tal, Co-founder

Noteworthy product that has spiked a lot of interest in my life has to be this one...  "Moroccanoil® has developed a professional regulating treatment to control the scalp and revive hair. Oily Scalp Treatment is a concentrated formula of antioxidant-rich argan oil and essential ginger oil. It helps to correct imbalances and soothe inflammation of the hair follicle, which manages oil production. Roots are lifted and hair takes on more body and life. Used pre-shampoo, it soothes the scalp and keeps it from getting too oily or dry."

Noteworthy product that has spiked a lot of interest in my life has to be this one…
“Moroccanoil® has developed a professional regulating treatment to control the scalp and revive hair. Oily Scalp Treatment is a concentrated formula of antioxidant-rich argan oil and essential ginger oil. It helps to correct imbalances and soothe inflammation of the hair follicle, which manages oil production. Roots are lifted and hair takes on more body and life. Used pre-shampoo, it soothes the scalp and keeps it from getting too oily or dry.”

I am going to be putting this product on my Dear Santa list though because it sounds like its the one I need in my life right now.

I am excited to start using my MoroccanOil products but I have a backlog of other products to finish first. I will be sure to share my experience of the products once they work some wonders on my hair.

Please join the Moroccan Oil conversation online, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

xo flea143

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Wet n Wild Megaslicks Balm Stain

Wet n Wild is a buzz word in my articles recently as I have a lot of items to play with! The last thing I’ve used from my Wet n Wild box of tricks has been their Balm Stain.

Essentially the product looks like a giant crayon which you can mechanically twist upwards when you start to use the product and contains a cream finish stain for your lips. No glitter and only a very light and subtle shimmer. Perfect for day wear or evening wear without looking lips looking too over the top.  I believe after a fair amount of use the point will round like most lipsticks do but that is not a huge deal.

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The colour I am wearing here is the E128 and I am not sure if it has another name but its a gorgeous baby pink colour.

20141122_154651The staying power is pretty impressive. After about 2 hours the main colour fades evenly onto the lips leaving a light stain behind which still looks flawless. After eating I felt like I needed to touch my lips up otherwise I felt they were good to go even while drinking.

The main drawback for me for this product is that the plastic cap that covers the lip stain is not very sturdy and can come loose easily which is a bit of a worry when placed in an expensive handbag.

In total there are 5 different shades in the Megaslicks range from Wet n Wild and are all available from selected Clicks stores nationwide at R49.95 each.

xo flea143

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

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Guest Contribution : Give Sorbet a Hand…

When Fi of Pout Perfection gave me these two products to test and review, I immediately saw  the potential of  usig these two awesome products from Sorbet, combining them to make an even more fabulous ‘HAND TREATMENT’ and so here it is …

Step 1:

What is a hand treatment without removing all the old and dead skin first; here is a quick and easy scrub that you can whip up in seconds at home.

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Mix all the ingredients together and scrub your hands in the wash basin, rinsing with warm water afterwards.

**(the shower gel adds just a hint of foam which helps to remove the oily residue)

So now that we have removed the dead skin, let’s hydrate and soften the hands …

STEP 2:

 

Apply a thick layer of the hand & nail treatment to your hands and allow to soak in …

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This is a fabulous and rather decadent hand cream, it contains Sea Botanicals, Vitamins and Minerals to nourish revitalise and soften dry hands. It has a ‘marine’ type smell which is fresh, can be unisex and leaves a soft fragrance on the hands.

To me it is the perfect size for both handbags and your office desk, with its flip top cap it is super easy and convenient to grab on the run.

You can apply this lovely cream as often as needed and quite happily go on with your work; it leaves no oily residue behind at all.

Retails for R32.95

STEP 3:

Deeply moisturise with the moisture infusing gloves.

Fit the gloves onto hands and leave on for 15 minutes, whilst they do all the work for you.

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The moisture infusing gloves are designed to help treat and soften the hands whilst infusing moisture and preventing dehydration. The gloves have a soft rubber lining and are wolley on the outside, they smell like lavender.

I am not sure what other ingredients are included, as I could only find 10% petroleum. This is also the motivation behind choosing to apply hand cream (do let it soak in first) firstly and then using the moisture infusing gloves.

These gloves retail for R119.00

Sorbet products are now available in selected Clicks stores, they are budget friendly and make the most awesome stocking fillers for this time of the year ….go on spoil yourself I know you want to!

 

About the Author, Heather de Bruin of Femme Lifestyle

I am a 40yr old beauty obsessed , creative junkie and totally in love with Jesus. I love to share about beauty, books, fun activities, great food, great places, cats and life in general…

You can follow Heather on Twitter @heatherdeBruin

Disclaimer: This product was given to the author for review purposes. This has in no way altered the view of the product in anyway.

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