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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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#MY WEDDING DAY – service providers – THE WEDDING CAKE

Good morning dahling! 🌷

Hope you’ve been following the posts about my wedding and the service providers who made that day extra special.

Today’s post is all about the WEDDING CAKE! 🎂

I didn’t want a typical 5 tiered wedding cake layered in heavy fondant. One just never knows how dry those cakes are on the day. I just wanted seperate cakes with different flavors where every guest could slice what they wanted. So don’t expect to see a typical wedding cake!

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We found a patisserie in Johannesburg called THE PATISSERIE and immediately fell in love with it. This hidden treasure is very popular among those ‘in the know’ and I could see why! Helen the owner makes the most divine macaroons. The best I’ve ever had. After Nicholas and I had them, it didn’t take much to convince us that Helen at THE PATISSERIE would be making our wedding cakes.

We had a meeting and discussed flavors, and all the other details. Of course we ordered 200 macaroons too and they were placed with the desserts at the venue.

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We decided on 6 cakes.
🍰RED VELVET
🍰LEMON CHIFFON
🍰VANILLA WITH A MARSHMALLOW 🍰FROSTING
🍰DECADENT CHOCOLATE
🍰BAKED CHEESECAKE
🍰CARROT CAKE

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(Photo credit: Christopher Munton. Venue: Morrells Boutique Venue)

Personally I loved how different our wedding ‘cake’ was to any other wedding. And I can’t describe how delicious they were!!!

Thank you Helen from The Patisserie for making the cakes extra special with your elegant touch!

Contact details:
The Patisserie
Post office center
30 Rudd Road
Johannesburg
Gauteng
011 268 0022

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Helen and her Patisserie winning an award for service excellence for best coffee shop.

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Friendly for Foodies – Online Store

NOMU in South Africa has become synonymous with good quality accessories to add some pizazz and flair to your cooking.

This is amplified because now you don’t have to scowl the supermarket looking for your favourite NOMU goodies, just take a squizz at www.nomu.co.za

At the recent #BWB/ #BloggersWhoBless Event, one of the goodies in our goodie bags was a coupon from NOMU to use on their online store to redeem any of their new range of baking kits…. after much deliberation I chose the Chocolate Fondant baking kit, which includes cups and all I had to do was use my voucher as though I was purchasing this online and voila I’d have my very own NOMU baking kit.NOMU

I had a few problems, being blonde at heart and all with getting the check out to work and I had to email their wonderful customer support for a bit of guidance, the ever-so-wonderful Stamatia helped me and made it so simple and within 24 hours of making my order the baking kit had arrived at my door, along with a hand written note and some extra sweet rub which is a mixture of sugar and cinnamon to add to baking and/or on top of your pancakes!

Talk about good service! Thank you so much Nomu, once the occasion arises I will be making decadent Chocolate Fondant’s for my guests!

Get your munch on over at Nomu Shop.

Don’t forget to follow them on Twitter @NOMUChirps and on Facebook – let them know we sent you :)

x flea143

Disclaimer: This was a coupon that was given to me for review purposes. This has not altered my view of the product/service in anyway.

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MY WEDDING DAY – THE SERVICE PROVIDERS – part 1, THE DRESS

Good afternoon Dahlings.

So on the 5th of October 2013, I got married to my babsie. Ever since, I’ve been terribly busy, but I’ve always wanted to write up a post about the amazing service providers that made the day unforgettable. Post 1 will be about the dress.

To plan a wedding is easy if you know what you want and you’re not influenced by too many different opinions. Trust what you feel is right. I started with a mental list of exactly what I DIDN’T want.
For example: no poofy dress, no veil covering my face as I walked in, no updo hairstyle, no bridesmaids, no flower girls, no main table, no buffet, no garter throwing, no dj, no blingaling, no sparkly invites and so the list goes on. Now you look at that and you’re probably thinking that I had a terribly boring wedding. Haha. Boy are you mistaken.

Let’s start off with my dress. I knew I wanted a lace dress, mermaid shape. I knew I wanted a mantilla and that I wanted to look elegant. In my mind I had a vision. We then booked an appointment at PRONOVIAS in Sandton. Honestly, the most exquisite and beautiful wedding dress store ever. If you haven’t heard of PRONOVIAS, I suggest you have a look at their site. Dresses from designers like Elie Saab, Manuel Mota and Atelier. We were welcomed by the amazing staff and our consultant sat us down and showed us all the dresses on the computer. I then had to choose my favorites. And from those favorites, I had to choose 6 dresses which she would then get ready for me to try on.
I tried on the 6 dresses, but by the 2nd dress I knew I found the one. It’s name was SILABA, by Manuel Mota.

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I also got my headpiece, shoes and mantilla from PRONOVIAS. I’m terribly thankful for their amazing service, because I was losing weight before the wedding and they altered it perfectly with no complaints. (I didn’t lose weight for the wedding, it was a health issue I was facing.)

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This was on the actual wedding day. :)

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Prepping the mantilla.

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My mother and best friend.
My mother, aunt and sister also got their dresses from PRONOVIAS. Of course my mom spoiled me with lots of cocktail dresses for my honeymoon. I’m so blessed.

What I also love about their store is that they have sales where you can get selected cocktail dresses for R1000,00. These were dresses that normally costed over R5000,00 and more. So make sure to just pop in for a cocktail dress, they may have a sale on the go.

For more info:

YouTube link to pronovias runway

PRONOVIAS CONTACT DETAILS:
Building: Michelagelo Towers Mall
Street: 145 Maude Street
Suburb: Sandton
City/Town: Johannesburg
Province: Gauteng
Country: South Africa
Contact
Landline: +2711 784 2000
Website: http://www.pronovias.com

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So my next post will be on the amazing photographer!

MuchLuv, BeBlessed
SandyN

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