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Introducing Juliette Armand

Cancel any plastic surgery indefinitely before you try Juliette Armand. In a nutshell, Juliette Armand is a Greek company that was founded by two Greek chemists in the 1990’s that decided to enter the wide world of cosmeticsJuliette Armand by developing both new and unique formulas. If you know any Greeks in your life or even have watched My Big Fat Greek Wedding, you will know that everything the Greeks do, they do with the upmost pride. As the Juliette Armand brand is very well known in Greece, across the EU and internationally it is a pleasure to know that they are available in South Africa. Juliette Armand are a bespoke company as they boast quality ingredients, professional research and deliver on their promises.

The brand, Juliette Armand has 3 product lines.

1. Skin Boosters – the Anti-Surgery System. Innovative range designed to prolong the need for plastic surgery.

SKIN BOOSTER - JULIETTE ARMAND

2. Elements – for Face & Body. The largest line of products under the Juliette Armand name. Catering for any concern with the face and/or body which all contain strong and active ingredients.

ELEMENTS - JULIETTE ARMAND

3. Sun Film – Sun Protection and Tanning. Get a beautiful glow nauturally but while being protected from the harmful UVA & UVB rays.

SUN FILM - JULIETTE ARMAND

Juliette Armand’s mission is quite unique.

“Time does not stop, however it may be slowed down. This is exactly what our mission is, to make time elapse on the skin at a lower rate.”

Don’t shop their products by skin type but by skin mood. This is a unique concept which makes sense if you think about it. Do you really need to define what ‘skin type’ you fall into for life when there are various other items to take into account when choosing the correct products for you as they need to suit the season of life you’re in. If you too are as intrigued about this brand as I am, then watch this space for a review of their Skin Booster OPSIS THERAPY – Eye Brightening Gel which I have had the pleasure to try.

Visit their website here ; , and follow them on Twitter @Juliette_Armand.

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Introducing The Ordinary Skincare Company

A couple of months ago I was invited to the launch of the Ordinary Skincare Company for South African retailers after being an established and excellent brand overseas in the United Kingdom, the fact that the forelady is South African and uses South African ingredients, it only makes sense for the extra ordinary products be available on South African soil. The products being made locally in new facilities in Cape Town to pharmaceutical industry GMP standards.  The mission from Aesthetic Medicine expert and the ever so passionate founder of the Ordinary Skincare Company, Dr. Claire Jamieson knew that issues surrounding sensitive skin and products made to help them were not delivering effective or long term results due to excessive ingredients which cause multiple reactions rather than results. With having personal experiences of her daughter suffering from long term eczema she was driven to find a solution to help and compiled a range using only the most natural ingredients and ensured that these were placed into ordinary crisp white hygienic, recycable packaging.

The plant oils and extracts used in the range are carefully selected in order to deliver effective results. Keeping to the core philosophy of Ordinary Skincare Company,, they use five African botanicals, being:

  • Aloe Ferox
  • Olive Oil
  • Grapeseed Oil
  •  Shea Butter
  •  Green Rooibos Leaf Extract

All of the above products boast moisturising, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects when applied to the skin. This results in having skin being smooth, supple and healthy.

The range consists of two parts: Plain Ordinary and Extra Ordinary.

Plain Ordinary - Moisturising Balm - R329.00 online

Plain Ordinary – Moisturising Balm – R329.00 online

The Plain Ordinary Range includes one product, the Moisturising Balm which is the solution for any dry sensitive skin. This product is on a mission to hydrate and is safe to be used everywhere on the body from head to heel, even for the most sensitive skins. It plainly is moisture in a tub as it contains no perfume, preservatives, emulsifiers, petrochemicals, heavy metals, essential oils or mineral oils. It rapidly is absorbed by the skin and leaves a long lasting, smooth and silky feel to the skin. It can be used for, but not limited to:

  • To keep your pout soft and kissable and avoiding dry chapped lips
  • Post sun care
  • Cracked heels
  • Chapped hands
  • Eczema affected areas
  • Psoriasis
  • Razor burn
  • Moisturiser for the delicate skin of the face and neck.

The Extra Ordinary Range is designed for daily use as indicated includes a Night Cream, a Day Cream and a Day Cream with SPF 30 all products are for dry, sensitive, hardworking skin to be applied in the morning or evening as indicated to the face and hand area. To greatly reduce dry skin and promote supple texture which will also reduce the ageing. There are no harsh chemicals, petrochemicals or colourants in the range and the products are designed to boost your skin vitality when used consecutively.

Extra Ordinary - Night Cream - R306.00 online

Extra Ordinary – Night Cream – R306.00 online

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Smitten about my Mitten…

Okay Ladies,

Thanks to BeautyWorx for introducing me to this beauty, I am absolutely in love!

Sadly I am one of those lazy people when it comes to skin care after a long days work or a late night out,

I know how bad it is for your skin and i REALLY do try hard to stick to my skin care routine and most of the time i succeed but I do have days that are just poo. So if you are like me, don’t change your browser page as this little baby is absolutely perfect for you and every other person out there that loves their skin.

Introducing SMITTEN

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BE SMITTEN WITH YOUR MITTEN

Do you like to smooth, “squeaky” clean feeling on your face after washing but find foaming cleansers leave your skin feeling dry & cleansing milks remain on your skin?

Maintaining our skins natural PH levels are vital and this is done by simply not striping the natural oils from the surface of our skins and eliminating additional oils that may clog the pores & cause irritation.

With just warm water, SMITTEN gives a mild daily skin exfoliation while preserving its natural & delicate PH balance!

Absolutely nothing but warm to hot water needed for a beautiful skin – Smittens even remove waterproof mascara! That’s why SMITTEN are perfect for all ages, all skin types and all budgets.

By eliminating costly cleansers, wipes and eye makeup removers that can irritate your skin – SMITTEN gently cleanses your skin preparing it for your plumping serums, hydrating moisturizers and active ingredients that can be absorbed more effectively after it’s micro exfoliation.

SMITTEN are made up from fabric woven with fibers that have super-fine density. These fibers are 1/100th the diameter of a human hair and 1/20th the diameter of a single strand of silk. These tiny fibers are able to penetrate the finest, microscopic particles of oil, dirt and even bacteria on any surface.

Unlike the rounded threads of ordinary cotton cloth, which just push dirt along the surface of the skin, SMITTEN numerous wedge-shaped fibers actually capture and pull particles of oil, dirt, and bacteria  into the internal structure of the cloth and away from your skin.

The result is superior cleansing that eliminates the very environment (oil, dirt, bacteria, and grime) in which skin conditions can erupt.

SMITTEN care is also very simple – they wash like a dream. Use any mild soap, hand soap is best. Rinse thoroughly and allow to air dry naturally.

When traveling with your SMITTEN use the PVC pouch & forget about the cumbersome, leaking cleansers and eye makeup removers!

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I won’t lie as always I am a bit skeptical with trying out new things and because you don’t need to use your smitten with soap or a cleansing lotion i did as always raise an eyebrow at first, So after getting mine i went straight home (Keep in mind this was after a days work so I did have a full face of make-up, from foundation, to blush, 7 x eye colors, mascara the works) and I put my new investment straight to test and yes by my surprise I was and still am absolutely amazed by this fantastic product, I have been struggling with a bit of a dry skin during the past few months due to winter and i have a pretty set out skin routine from cleansing to scrub (No not every night), mask, toning and moisturizing and sadly even-though i use a high end brand I cannot say I had the same results with my products as I have with my Smitten after just one use, as you will see in the Video below my skin has breakouts (which is due to the oil content in my skin) which i did not have before hand and my skin was Uber dry so much that my foundation would flake even with wearing a primer AND moisturizer.

I have used the Smitten everyday since the weekend and cannot see how i would ever use a cleansing product like i did i however still tone and Moisturize though, but the Smitten exfoliates and cleans for me and my skin’s natural oil balance is back in balance, My skin is feeling silky smooth and Looks great (apart from the few breakouts, but you know what they say… it gets worst before it gets better hehe)

 

Seriously ladies this is definitely something everyone should invest in, I can with a 100% honesty say this pink beauty works like a bomb.

Please see the attached link for my first ever “vlog”, i was just going to blog it but the photo’s just did not do the smitten justice.

A Before picture of the previous night when I used my Smitten.

A Before picture of the previous night when I used my Smitten.

After

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Visit: http://www.beauty-worx.co.za to purchase your Smitten today! :D

Please let me know what you think of this great invention and if you will be trying it out or have already? :)

Please note that I am in no way shape or form associated with BeautyWorx or Smitten and this is MY opinion and strictly my own Opinion.

Have a rocking weekend and stay warm

Lady_Hellfire

XOX

 

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Beauty_Worx…One stop Online shop

Good evening, Poutlings.

I trust that you are all well and keeping warm.

Firstly I would like to apologize for being MIA for so long, If you know me personally you should know I have recently started working full time as a Make-up artist for one of my favorite brands, so I have been occupied else where, I will however try to blog more often as I have so many events and happenings documented that needs to be blogged.

Anyway enough about that, Lets get into it.

My blogs for tonight will be a two part blog of which this one will be about BeautyWorx and the one to follow about one of the products I purchased through BeautyWorx.

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BeautyWorx is a online based shop for all your beauty needs.

Beauty-Worx was founded by Wendy and started with her business partner Bronwyn in 2013. Both have a love for anything beautiful but just don’t have the time to crawl the shops looking for their favourite brand or testing the new craze. It is also important that we sell the more niche, unusual or high-end products that we have already tried and tested.

“Our online store is available to anyone and everyone – even though we are ‘online’ we do our best to help wherever possible and like our customers to know that there is a person behind the pc. Our purchasing process is a simple one and who wouldn’t want to buy their Favorit products or try some new ones in the comfort of their own home completely outside of office hours?”

 

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BeautyWorx stock product such as

* Make-up Designory (MUD)

* Dermacleanse

* Dermafix

* Everline

* Evolution Keratin

* SunSkin

* Smitten and Many more.

 

What sets BeautyWorx aside from any other online store?

Well Firstly all the products are of absolute high quality and Secondly most of us does not own a credit card or Paypal account, so BeautyWorx allows you to pay by EFT and you will receive your products straight to your door,

what about that does not sound good?

 

Please be sure to give them a visit and if you have already made use of this awesome site, I would love to hear your feedback?

 

Visit them at:

Online store: http://www.beauty-worx.co.za

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/beautyworx.za

Twitter: @Beautyworx1

Please let us know what you think, I’ve had excellent service and love the idea behind the concept.

Get shopping ladies :)

XOX

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Lucious Lashes

IMD LASH FACTORf eyes are windows to the soul then eyelashes are undoubtedly the window frames. As a makeup artist and general makeup lover I know that mascara can only do so much. The trick to beautifully coated lashes is to be blessed with dark, long, curly, luscious eyelashes already but sadly, this is not the case for us all. There are temporary solutions like false lashes which always make a difference but can be a pain to apply/keep on and then there is always eyelash extensions which work well for some but from having them applied once I was never comfortable with them although they looked nice.

Fortunately MD Lash Factor has an answer which is an Eyelash conditioner with many active ingredients to promote hair growth of the mysterious eyelash hair. MD Lash has created a stir both locally and abroad from driven results from using the product, being voted as Product of the Year in 2011 by real consumers; the purpose of the award is to guide consumers to the best products available in the market and reward the manufacturers and innovators for designing such innovating and useful products.

The MD Lash Factor was designed by Dr. Susan F. Lin in the USA with the aim to assist the growth of eyelashes by applying a coat to the top lash line of the formula which sends a  signal to the lashes to grow fuller, thicker and longer. It has been a huge success with post-chemo therapy hair loss which includes the loss of eyelashes and the MD Lash assists in the growing the patients eyelashes back to their former glory and even sometimes better than before and people in general who are unhappy about fullness, length or thickness of their own lashes.

What ingredients make MD Lash Factor unique?

  • MD Lash Factor Cytokine Complex provides lashes with signals necessary to develop fuller, thicker and longer looking lashes.

  • Thitaine, a powerful mushroom derived peptide, to protect and nourish your lashes to develop their fullest potential.

  • Unique ingredients for longer, fuller and thicker looking lashes

What are the benefits of using MD Lash Factor?

  • Physician formulated

  • Ophthalmologist tested

  • Safe for contact lens wearers

  • Safe for sensitive eyes

  • 95% of users report thicker, fuller, longer lashes in 30 days.

Using MD Lash Factor is simple - once you have cleansed and done your night time skin routine (and removed contact lenses – if this applies to you) simply swipe a small thin line of the product above the base of the top lash line like applying a liquid liner. One swoop per eye per day is enough to encourage eyelashes to grow fuller, thicker and longer. If your skin is very sensitive to active ingredients it may tingle slightly but nothing unbearable. While you sleep let the MD Lash Factor do the work and in the morning cleanse, tone, moisturise as normal. 30 days is when the majority of the clinical trials reported seeing results but it is recommended to use this product continually for 2 – 4 months for the best maximum result.

Web image for MD Lash Results in 3 Weeks

Web image for MD Lash Results in 3 Weeks

Web image for MD Lash Factor results in 7 weeks

Web image for MD Lash Factor results in 7 weeks

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Web image for MD Lash Factor results in 3 months

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Web image for MD Lash Factor in 4 months

MD Lash Factor is available at selected clinics and salons nationally and retails for 3 months supply R900 or 6 months supply for R1,400.

I will be doing my own extensive research on how this product helps me and my lashes. Check back soon for an update!!

For more information visit MD Lash website or follow them on Twitter.

x flea143

Disclaimer: This product has been given to me for review purposes. This has not altered my view of the product in anyway.

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