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Babor HY-ÖL

Babor is a very unique skin and body brand which is all encompassing with precision science to ensure top quality results. You wouldn’t expect anything less from German standards. Having had only minimal experience with the Babor brand due to the high price tags, I was ecstatic to find that at the Babor Reversive launch earlier this year that we received their flagship product in a sample size which is soon to be celebrating it’s 60th anniversary, this product is simply called HY-ÖL, which I pronounce “High Oil” and I am not 100% sure if its correct but that’s what I’ve been calling it. Fast forward to later this year and myself and some other beauty bloggers received a private product preview of all the products in the Babor range and this HY-ÖL  has really caught my attention. HY OL

HY-ÖL is the flagship product of Babor as it was their ‘first born’, or should I say ‘first launched’ product launched onto the market which is still manufactured today and their ultimate best selling product with up to 15 million litres of product being sold every year. That’s a huge amount of HY-ÖL floating around!!

Anyway, cleansing your face with HY-ÖL makes cleansing something special with a style of its own. The cleansing system is a two step system; first step involves gently rubbing the Hy-Ol on your face which draws makeup off the skin, this is gentle on your skin and it acts like a dirt magnet and you literally feel your skin can breathe again, the second step is moistening your fingers with cool water and the Babor Phytoactive (prescribed to your skin need) into a milky cleanser and then rinse your face. It leaves your skin feeling conditioned and fresh. I never thought cleansing could be so therapeutic, but its an incredibly calming thing to do in the evenings before bed time.

According to the Babor South Africa website the application is as follows:

Mornings and evenings, gently massage 2 pumps of HY-ÖL® over the face, neck and décolleté. Immediately apply 1 pump of Phytoactive on top and blend together. Add cool water, massage until a milky emulsion forms then rinse off with plenty of cool water.

My skin is not conditioned to the Babor range and I did experience a mild breakout when using HY-ÖL for the first week but shortly afterwards it really started to become something I wanted to use each and every day. This HY-ÖL will set you back approximately R422 for 50ml but its definitely an investment worth making (it will also last you a while) and the CPhytoactive prices vary, for my combination skin I have been using and loving the Phytoactive Combination, which retails for R341.

Phytoactive Combination

So the total cost would be approximately R800 for my cleansing but as I said previously, it lasts for ages as the pumps are calculated to last.

 Thank you Babor for educating me on your luxurious products, for me its easy to see why they are the staple of many beautiful faces around the world.

xo Flea143

Disclaimer: The Hy-Öl was given to me to try out but I purchased the Phytoactive Combination to ensure that my skin needs were met. This has not altered my view of the product in anyway.

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Win a HUGE Wet n Wild Makeup Collection

Hey Beauties!

Wet n Wild have decided to spoil our readers and have given us a big box of goodies to give away! How exciting! wet n wild big boxSo pictures are deceiving, what is actually in the box?

  • 9 Mega Rocks Glitter Nail Colours
  • 6 Mega Slicks Balm Stain
  • 7 Colour Icon Glitter Single Eye shadow
  • 5 Colour Icon Eye Shadow Palette (five shades in one package)
  • 1 Colour Icon Eye Shadow Palette (eight perfectly colour co-ordinated shades in one package)
  • 3 Colour Icon Bronzer
  • 2 x Wild Shine Nail Colours

In total that is 33 items! 33 items that could be yours! 33 items that is well worth your time. 33 items (excluding the box) that in total are worth: R1,948.30.

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So… do you want to win?!

CLICK HERE TO ENTER!

Be sure to like Wet n Wild on Facebook!

XO Flea143

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Winter Cures : Red Noses and Dry Lips

I’ve been sick for over a month. Blocked nose, sore throat, coughing and to make matters worse it only gets worse when it’s time for bed. The doctor hasn’t been much use, the pharmacist and I are on a first name basis and my medicine bill has grown so fast I don’t quite know how we got here but what I do know is that the red nose and dry lips are not hot, even if my temperature is. Letibalm Tub 10ml

Even though I have sniffles and an annoying cough, the show must go on. Important client meetings, seminars mean that looking good is not an option its a priority – building a brand guys ;) image is everything!! Last month, just before I got sick I received a wonderful little media drop which contained a cute little tin, a packet of tissues and some Letibalm, a 10ml jar and a 10ml tube. They sell for R54.95 each and are available at selected Dis-Chem, Pink n Pay and selected pharmacies.

These little guys have been a God-send. No lies! As the skin on your lips and nose is so fragile due to thin skin in these areas and are usually the areas that suffer the most, add to it nose blowing and you’ve got the recipe for a red nose and very dry lips. I like to think of it as channeling my inner Rudolf the Red Nose reindeer, although no where near as festive but rather droll, even miserable. If women could get man flu then I would certainly have it right now, in case you can’t pick that up. Letibalm is the first solution for the whole area. Its not just for lips but its for the sensitive areas on your lips and the skin above and your red nose. When applied to dry lips and red noses you feel an immediate soothing relief with a slight tingle and I can only imagine this is down to the fact that the area of skin is so dehydrated that once the moisture comes into contact with it your skin is softly singing “HALLEJUAH”.

I refuse to go anywhere without my tube in my handbag and my little tub next to my bed. Letibalm Tube 10ml

Thank you Letibalm for letting me experience the best solution ever for my little pet peeve which is a result of a bigger peeve (the sniffles). For stockists or any other information please contact distributor IVOhealth on 0860 456 123 / info@ivohealth.co.za or visit their website here.

xo flea143

Disclaimer: this product was sent to me for review purposes – this has not altered my view in anyway.

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Getting to know the EDL team: TANYA – MUA

Getting to know the EDL Hair & Beauty Studio on Lynnwood team…

Tanya

1)  What do you do at the salon?

I’m a makeup artist and manager.

2)  How long have you been in your profession?

5 years.

3)  What do you love most about your job?

I love having the knowledge to make a masterpiece out of something so simple.

4)  What are your top 5 recommended products at the EDL salon?

  • Dr Babor skin range
  • Ultra foundation
  • DMC fixing powder 
  • HD makeup primer
  • Kryolan eye shadows

5)  What qualities do you bring to the EDL salon?

My unchartered skills as a makeup artist and my wide product knowledge.

6)  What trend do you see coming to the hair and beauty industry this winter season?

Much more drama, darker colors and bigger and better hair!

7)  Can you give the readers your top 5 beauty tips?

  • Take total care of your skin with great skin care products
  • Enhance your beauty with good foundation
  • Ensure coverage with an excellent primer
  • Always set your foundation to ensure a longer lasting stay
  • Always keep the makeup as natural as possible

8)  What makes YOU different to other makeup artists in the industry?

I have great experience and a wide spectrum in the makeup art. My skills are also what sets me apart.

9)  What can you tell the readers about the EDL salon and management team?

They’ve done an amazing job at creating a hall of beauty.

10)  Tell us a fun fact about yourself?

I am very loud and outspoken.

Tanya (in black) with her special effects makeup models at the EDL and Kryolan Launch Party

Tanya’s full body makeup models at the EDL & Kryolan launch party

Me with Niven, one of the full makeup body models at the EDL & Kryolan launch party. (Niven is also a makeup artist at MAC in Sandton)

                    Find Tanya at the EDL Hair & Beauty Studio on Lynnwood and book her for special effects makeup, bridal, makeup events and anything makeup related.

MuchLuv, BeBlessed

Sandylashxx

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Review: Wet ‘n Wild Megaliner Liquid Eyeliner

I am always on the prowl for a liquid eyeliner that does a great job, but sometimes they end up being disappointing and do not live up to their claims. Especially when it is a budget friendly item, you do not always get what you pay for. So when I received this product to try, I was a bit sceptical to say the least.

wet-n-wild-mega-liner-turquoiseAt first use I realised that I was judging a book by it’s price.

Application is a breeze with this product. Because it has a thin tipped brush, it enables you to create a very thin and precise line with ease. It dries within seconds which also makes this product virtually smudge proof. That is a huge plus for me as I hate it when my eyeliner messes up my makeup

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Shade: Turquoise

Colour payoff on this eyeliner is also very good. With it being highly pigmented the colour literally goes pop. What probably impressed me the most is the lasting power. It lasts me the whole day without smudging halfway through the day and it does not affect removal at all. Removal is quick and easy.

Overall I am happy with this product and if you are looking for a budget friendly liquid eyeliner that lasts the whole day, then this is the one for you.

They come in 6 colours: Black Sparkle, Black, Blue, Turquoise, Dark Brown and Brown and you can find them at Clicks stores nationwide and it will only set you back R44.95.

Love,

Leandra X

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