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Get Big Lashes

 

As I previously stated Essence have set their standards high regards to Essence as their I Love Extreme mascara. Trying this one after finishing my tube of Lash Mania Reloaded was exciting but I was worried it wouldn’t live up to my high Essence expectations – its only their fault they set the standard so high with their award winning mascara! ;)Get Big Lashes

The huge bonus is that this is waterproof. Waterproof mascara often makes me wonder why all mascaras are not waterproof. The brush is very thick fibre. It seperates the lashes to some extent and coats them very well creating lots of volume. I think it made my eyes appear open and it kept the curl to my lashes which is one of the many things I look for in a mascara! The formula lasts all day, with no smudging and I find it ideal to wear 2 coats and if I am going out in the evening I like to add another coat to my 2 coats I’ve worn all day and I find it just makes your eyes more ready for the evening ahead.

Get Big Lashes is easily washed away when using my Dermalogica PreCleanse and it isn’t incredibly hard to clean off your eyes which I’ve found with other mascaras that are waterproof.

I find this rivals Essence’s I Love Extreme but I don’t believe it can replace it!

It retails for R44.50 and is available at Clicks, Dischem and Medirite pharmacies.

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#BEST COVERAGE – FOUNDATION

Let me tell you about a foundation I’ve recently fallen in love with…

I have used all sorts of foundations. My favorites are MAKEUP FOREVER, MAC, BB CREAMS and of course INGLOT. My sister recently showed me the KRYOLAN foundation. And all I can say is WOW. The coverage is super amazing and you don’t need a lot of it at all!

I think the best part of it is that it lasts forever. By that I mean the amount you get and how much you will actually use. It’s brilliant.

Here are pictures of my face. Half without any foundation and the other just covered with the foundation. No concealer was used.

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After I finished applying the foundation, I then did my contouring and finished off with powder, after which I proceeded with my “face painting”.

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I think the coverage is amazing. New favorite for sure.

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MuchLuv, BeBlessed
Sandylash

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A Little Burlesque

A couple of weeks ago I told you about the launch of the MUD Showroom in Claremont, Cape Town and I purchased some gorgeous new additions for my face. Well, following this I just had to play and I added a little bit of a razzle dazzle with some of MUD lipstick in Burlesque on my lips.

MUD Burlesque

This lipstick is absolutely to die for! It is a matte deep red cherry colour which is highly pigmented. Due to the fact that the lipstick is matte, is has a long staying power and regular touch ups are not necessary.

Even while eating and drinking the colour stays prominent on the lips without fading or wiping off easily. Obviously there are a few lip stick stains on a glass or if you have just applied your lippie then you might smudge it if you go and kiss your beau, but that being said once a couple of hours rolls round you sort of feel that you should maybe check your lips only to be surprised and find out that they are still the same colour as when you left the house which is a total bonus.

I would rate the MUD lipstick range with a better staying power than MAC lipstick, the lipsticks are not as creamy in texture in comparison but they are still moisturising and incredibly effective to rock a bold or natural lip for any occasion.

The lipsticks retail for R210 and are available from MUD South Africa distributors and stockists nationwide, for the nearest to you have a look on their website here.

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Classic Skincare the Optiphi Way

Optiphi Restore TherapyMy experiences with Optiphi only get more and more enjoyable. From a brand I just knew a name and nothing about, the pleasure of having being introduced to the ladies behind the Cape Town marketing side late last year has made me be completely intrigued by their wonderful and sophisticated approach to skincare.

My first ever encounter was with their Refine-Foliant, which I received in a goodie bag and was so excited to use it in this particular goodie bag I also received the Restore Therapy which I had yet to use until very recently.  I am actually craving to get my paws on another bottle of the Refine-Foliant as it is really amazing stuff. My second encounter with the brand didn’t fail to disappoint and that was with their body care range Body Curve Body Lotion which has been my skin saviour this winter.

For the past few weeks I have been using their wonderful night cream from their Classic Skincare range, called Restore Therapy. It is a dermal restoration moisturiser and it has taken me so long to use it because I have never really battled with dry skin until starting my course of skincare peels.  With the cold weather, and peeling my skin has not been feeling itself and I feel like when I was looking in the mirror my face was screaming dehydration at me. The Classic Skincare range by Optiphi is said to ensure healthy skin by reinstating moisture and redefining skin architecture. The Refine-Foliant is actually also part of the Classic Skincare range too. It is not normal for me to be craving moisture products for my face but because of the dehydration what an amazing product to use to restore the moisture. I started using the Restore Therapy because I do have complete faith in Optiphi living up to their promises, and I have not been disappointed. I also could not leave this gorgeous bottle unattended any longer and had to start smothering my face with this divine moisturiser. The product has breathed a new life of moisture back into my skin and leaves my skin feeling silky smooth.

Restore Therapy moisturiser activates a cascade of effects that restore skin density, supports your skincare structure, promotes elasticity, activates collagen and replenishes lost moisture.

The bottle is huge and a little goes a long way, it is a night cream as they do not have any SPF in the product but in the Classic Skincare range they have a moisturiser called Complete Therapy which is said to work hand in hand with this night cream. The product retails between R650 – R900 and is available at selected salons nationwide. For more information on stockists please contact Optiphi.

Don’t forget to check out Optiphi’s website, Twitter @Optiphi and Facebook.

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Disclaimer: This product was given to me in a goodie bag from the #CTBloggerMeet in January 2014. This has in no way altered my view of the product in anyway.

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Dermaceutic Stimulating Night Cream

TurnoverSince I am only really starting to embrace the Cosmeceutical side of life since being introduced to peels from Dermaceutic, I was interested in their line of products for at home use. I was given two 3ml sized testers of the Turn Over Stimulating Night Cream which is said to promote skin turnover and reduce the appearance of signs of aging. Turn over is recommended to treat the loss of skin tone, wrinkles and fine lines.

Upon the application of the product at night after cleansing and toning I could certainly feel the active ingredients working on my skin. The formula is light and doesn’t leave a hint of greasy feeling on your skin,  while it has a slight tingle feel to it but nothing to worry about as this product contains a formula of concentrated glycolic acid (15%) which removes dead cells that build up on the skin’s surface and stimulates cellular renewal for the quest for forever young and beautiful skin. Due to the acidic content the product almost smells like chemicals but it is not a strong smell and disappears quickly.

Because I am so far from being an expert on all things cosmeceutical, here is the explanation from Dermaceutic on what the 15% Glycoluc Acid Solution will do for your skin.

“Reduces corneocyte cohesion of the keratin layer of the skin, enabling homogeneous exfoliation of upper layers. By removing dead cells from the skins surface, the signs of aging are less visible, the skin appears smoother and complexion is more homogeneous.”

Upon waking up in the morning after day 2 of using this my skin felt firmer, brighter and ready to take on the day face forward! The best way I can understand this product is that it essentially makes you shed all the unwanted dead skin cells over night, like a mini-overnight peel, so that you can face the following day with poise and finesse all while having incredible skin with a youthful glow.

The recommended retail price for a full size product is R500 for 50ml and is available at selected spas and salons nationwide. For more information on the at home skincare available from Dermaceutic, please contact Conquest.

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Disclaimer: This product was given to me as a sample, this has in no way altered my view of the product in anyway.

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