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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 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


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:





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EDL Lynnwood on FACEBOOK:

There is also an EDL Centurion on FACEBOOK:

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


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🍰Sandy’s Gluten Free Chocolate Buttermilk cake/cupcakes with strawberries and cream topping🍰





125gr butter
210gr caster sugar
5ml vanilla essence
3 extra large eggs
110gr fig jam
210gr gluten free cake flour
3ml baking powder
5ml bicarbonate of soda
2ml salt if using unsalted butter
50gr cocoa
250ml buttermilk


1) cream butter, caster sugar and essence together
2) add eggs one at a time, beat well after each addition
3) add jam and beat once again
4) sieve the dry ingredients
5) add to the butter mixture and fold
6) lastly add the buttermilk and fold again.

7) Pour into a prepared cake tin or in a cupcake tray.

8) Bake for about 30 min at 180degC
(Test with knife)

9) whip up about a cup of cream with a tablespoon of icing sugar and decorate cool cupcakes. Top off with fanned strawberries and edible glitter.

10) if baking it as a cake instead of cupcakes, rather make a ganache or cream cheese topping and/or filling.

Please comment if you have any questions.

And remember: the secret to a successful confection is baking when you feel the urge to. Don’t ever force yourself. And talk as you go along.. Xx




MuchLuv, BeBlessed

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Murphy’s Law to Eco Friendly Fabulous Hair

A week ago, I visited my wonderful hairstylist, Terry from Capelli in Blouberg. He has just started stocking a new brand called Kevin Murphy, and he is currently one of the only salons who are stocking this brand. I asked him, what is so special about it? He gave me a long detailed technical explanation but I am not hair expert, if you want it – go ask for him. The gist of it I got and understood and I’ll explain it as best as I can below.


Well to begin with Kevin Murphy is a luxury hair care brand hailing from the shores of Australia who produce hair products which are 100% ecologically sound, 100% cruelty free and 100% guaranteed for results. Kevin Murphy range of products stem from the same philosophy as skin care but for your hair. All the products are weightless on your hair and made to show results in delivering performance, strength and longevity. As such due diligence is taken in delivering such a quality product using only natural eco-friendly sourced ingredients through  micro cultivation, organic growing practices, or ecologically sound wild harvesting techniques there is absolutely no sulphates, and no parabens present in the products. Resulting in a greener approach and more healthy approach for your hair care.


The Kevin Murphy range covers Styling, Washes, Rinses, Treatments and Styling Products. All of which will be suited to your own specific hair care need. Before curling my hair, Terry used their Full Again thickening styling agent, which with just  a rough finger blow dry gave my hair incredible volume.

Chanelling my mum's hair styles circa 1980! #curls #hair #redlips

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This was my hair after the curls. Big hair means I can keep a lot more secrets….

Kevin Murphy’s range incorporates the brands identity down to very packaging of the products. All the packaging (with the exception of the aerosols sprays) are completely bio-degradable and are designed in such shape that they take up minimal space for packaging in order to reduce waste.

Love Kevin Murphy

Making wise choices about investing in companies that invest in the better of the planet for our future is a crucial factor in becoming the change we are all striving for, in order to reap the benefits of a better planet.

if you are looking to try some product and forever change your hair, visit any of the stylists at Capelli.

XO Flea

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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.







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







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

MuchLuv, BeBlessed


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