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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.

x flea143

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Get Your Glow on This Summer with Caribbean Tan

Rumour has it when my legs came out of the trousers I’ve been wearing over the very cold winter in Cape Town and saw sunshine for the first time in a while the sun decided to run away for a while, only to return last week.

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This predicament can easily be avoided, with no added harm to your skin from the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays which have been so commercialised that people are either really petrified of them (like me, who generally avoids the sun) – good excuse, I’m British! OR have just given up on trying to protect themselves from the dangers and have a very meh approach to skincare and the sun – like TANNING MOM!

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A few weeks ago at Cindy Nell’s Pamper Party at Langaro in Camps Bay, I was formally introduced to Caribbean Tan. I have heard about the wonders of Caribbean Tan from a few of the ladies in my family who are crazy about false tans, and have been for years. As a general rule, I’ve avoided them. I’m okay with being pale. In fact, I prefer it to being sunburnt and/or orange.

Caribbean Tan though on the other hand, does not burn you or make you orange. All it does is give the skin a good healthy glow, which lasts for up to two weeks. I was recommended due to my dislike of previous fake tan applications to try the Tanning Mousse which is a Gradual Colour in shade A, which retails at Dischem and selected pharmacies for R84.95, that the mousse will be an easier application with limited streaking.

I won’t bother explaining the process of applying it, as its as simple as exfoliating, getting clean, putting some cream on and voila, a tan develops over time.

Really not rocket science. Really simple.

They told the truth – it worked! I managed to attend a family function wearing a dress last weekend and I didn’t blind the people walking by.

I am not sure if my cynical approach to fake tans in general have been converted but for special functions and when I sometimes feel like a little bit more of colour is needed to wash away my pale limbs and body, I will definitely turn to Caribbean Tan over any over brand I’ve tried previously.

Caribean Tan

Within the Caribbean Tan Range, they have various other products which may excite the Tanning lovers interests and they retail as follows:

Tan in a Can – Instant/Gradual Colour – R84.95

Tanning Spritzer – Instant Colour – R84.95

Tanning Mousse – Gradual Colour (The one I have and spoke about above) – R84.95

Wipes – R44.96

They have Pre-Tan products of Body Exfolia for R44.95

and Tan Extender products of Moisturising Shimmer Cream for R44.95 and Intense Body Butter for R44.95.

I would certainly buy this product again, especially as a head start before a beach holiday… it really is the best tan I’ve used, ever.

x flea 143

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post however this product was given to me as a gift at the Cosmetix Pamper Party. This has not altered my view on the product in anyway.

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Fade to Pale : Victoria Beckham

Hi Poutlings!

Vicky Beckham, my favourite Spice Girl has evolved quite a bit since her days as Posh. In fact, her skin colour is practically unrecognizable now… in a very good way!!

50 shades of Victoria Beckham... ok, not quite, just a few! lol

50 shades of Victoria Beckham… ok, not quite, just a few! lol

Of course, her past signature looks like the angular bob and over-sprayed tanned skin, weren’t exactly career ruining for her exceptional style, but what I like is that she looks like a normal human now. And she agrees! She told Hello! Magazine:

“I don’t wear fake tan anymore,. Sometimes I’ve been turned orange but that’s definitely a look from my past. Being overly tanned is very aging and, dare I say it, a bit footballer’s wife. Embrace your natural colour!”

I totally agree, and I’m ahead of her on this, I’m pale, I’m ok with it. I’m actually deathly afraid of the sun… I believe sun damage is not something to be taken lightly, and I really don’t like the orange look. By the way, I love her tongue in cheek comment about the footballer’s wife look! I suppose it’s ok to say that, when you are in fact, a footballers wife?

What are your thoughts?

x missfitz

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Tanning Mom Would Be So Proud….

Good morning Pouters!

H&M has made Tanning Mom so proud with their new swimwear ad, which features model Isabeli Fontana flaunting skin the colour of coffee beans. The Swedish fashion retailer was forced to apologise on Thursday after the campaign in question left doctors, critics and cancer groups roaring with outrage. The images are clearly altered = even though Isabeli is of Brazillian descent, is naturally bronzed, the skin tone she has been given is closer to that of an African.

Tanning Mom! Patricia Krentcil

It seems like the change was meant to highlight the contrast between the complexion of brightly coloured swimwear, but if that is the case, why wouldn’t they just use a black model?

The Swedish Cancer Society was not amused and reached out yesterday morning with a piece in the country’s most circulated newspaper, Dagens Nyheter. The letter reads:

The clothing giant is creating, not least among young people, a beauty ideal that is deadly. Every year, more people die in Sweden of (skin cancer) than in traffic accidents and the main cause is too much sunning. Regardless of how the H&M model got her tan, through sunning or a computer programme, the effect is the same: H&M tells us we should be very tan on the beach. It is sad to write this, but H&M will through its latest advertising campaign not only sell more bathing suits but also contribute to more people dying from skin cancer.

H&M’s response was mediocre,

We are sorry if we have upset anyone with our latest swimwear campaign. It was not our intention to show off a specific ideal or to encourage dangerous behaviour, but it was instead to show off our latest summer collection.

They failed to highlight the root of the problem, which is encouraging an unrealistic level of tan as something that is not only achievable, but desirable. I ask again, why wouldn’t they just use a black model.

I guess that is another discussion entirely….

Happy Monday Poutlings.

**missfitzzz

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