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About Lady_HellFire

I'm your average girl, I have an Iron Fist shoe fetish that at times are seen as a tiny obsession. I'm a very straight forward and honest person, but who ever said honesty is a bad thing :) I'm not a girly girl, although at times i love dressing up and looking fabulous, I have been in the Industry on and off for about 13 years, where i've gone from commercial to alternative modeling and back and even now you can still see a bit of both in my work :) I'm the kind of girl who doesn't care about looks as beauty fades, i sometimes snort when i laugh, I absolutely love modelling purely because its my way of expressing myself! I'm not stuck up nor do i think the world of myself

DIY Skin care…

Hey Poutlings…

A very happy and blessed 2014 to everyone!

I started my year with taking control of “ME”,

From nails, to hair, skin and more.

So as i did my whole facial routine today I Realized how easy and inexpensive it is, as you don’t need to break the bank to take care of your skin, so here are a few DIY recipes thanks to Wiki.How i thought i’d share with you 🙂

FACIAL CLEANSERS:

All Skin types:

  • 1/8 Cup ground Almonds (Use the coffee grinder for grinding 😉 )
  • 2 Tbs milk / Cream
  • 1 Tsp Lemon juice

1. Combine all the Ingredients

2. Use to gently cleanse your skin

3. Rinse with warm Water

Dry Skin:

  • 1/4 cups Cucumber
  • 2 Tbs of plain yogurt
  • 2 Tbs of oatmeal (Cooked)

1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl

2. Use this to wash your face

3. Soak cotton pads in leftover solution for a quick refreshing wash

Revitalizing Cleanser (Oily Skin)

  • 1 Slice of peeled apple
  • 2 Tbs plain yogurt
  • 1 Tsp Olive oil
  • 1 Tsp Citrus juice (Lemon or orange)

1. Combine ingredients in food processor still very smooth

2. Refrigerate unused mixture for up to 3 days

3. Use to wash face

Facial Scrub (Not for everyday use)

Use above mentioned ingredients and add a tsp of sugar or salt to create a scrub suited for your skin,

If you already have a commercial face wash you can do the same to a small amount of your wash.

  • If you have dry skin, try to scrub 2 – 3 times a week
  • For Sensitive skin, rather use a finer textured salt / sugar and scrub once a week.

Skin Toner:

Normal Skin (Rose water Toner)

  • Half a Tbs of Alum
  • 50gm of Rose water
  • 100gm of Glycerin

1. Mix all the ingredients well

2. Ready to use

3. Store in Refrigerator

Dry Skin (Mint Toner)

1. Boil two hands full of mint leaves in 100mg of water

 2. Take a cup of distilled water and add half a teaspoon of alum to it

3. Mix two drops of the boiled mixture to the cup of distilled water and Alum

4. Ready to use.

Oily Skin (Alcohol and Alum Tone)

1. Mix Tsp of Alcohol (Available at the chemist) to 100mg of distilled water

2. Add half a tsp of alum

3. Ready to use

4. Store in the fridge to preserve your toner

Always remember to…

  • Wash
  • Tone
  • Moisturize (Use a moisturizer with an SPF during the day)

Have a Fabulous evening

Lady_HellFire

xox

 

 

 

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My new BFF…

Hi Poutlings…

I trust all is well and everyone is enjoying the Sunny South African weather that is upon us? 🙂

With that being said and in light of the post or image posted on facebook, I Would like to share my latest obsession with you all.

I’m not exactly sure what its called but know the branding is Full Circle, so lets stick to that for now.

What is this full Circle thing i speak of?

Well it’s my new Best Friend in Hydrating… Full Circle Wherever Lemon Water On the Go Glass, Water-Bottle.

Full-Circle-Wherever-Water-Lemon-On-the-Go-Glass-Water-Bottle

Firstly why i Absolutely LOVE this, Is because it is Glass, I am one of those very extremely fussy people that does not under any circumstances drink from a Plastic water bottle because they always end up smelling and tasting really Bad. The Full Circle bottle is made of Soda lime glass – the same material used in making wine bottles and other food storage containers.

Why Glass??

Glass is clearly a better choice for a water bottle. Plastic bottles can leach chemicals (Including BPA), Glass does not.

Plastic bottles are porous and can harbor bacteria- Glass does not.

Plastic bottles typical end up in landfills when their useful life is over, Glass is infinitely recyclable and reusable and therefore much better for the environment!

This Bottle is designed to minimize direct impact on glass if dropped.

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Now for the fun part of this amazingly awesome bottle! 😀

Use the Built-in reamer to squeeze half a lemon in water, continue refilling with water all day for a fresh healthy beverage wherever you go!
Yes i said Built-in Reamer, why is this so amazingly awesome?

Because not everyone can drink the recommended amount of water to stay hydrated and therefore it is replaced with coffee, tea, soda and sugary beverages.

With this bottle you can add some creativity and flavor to your water to add to your water intake.

And yes it REALLY does help, I have gone from Minimum 5 cups of coffee a day to at least 2 and a half liters of water and loving it!!! 😀

Lemon, apple and Fresh Mint

Lemon, Apple and Fresh Mint

I have really been enjoying my fresh mint, Apple and Lemon water as well as just Lemon water.

How can Lemon be so good for you?

Lemon is a rich source of Vitamin C, Vitamin B and Riboflavin, and it’s packed with minerals like calcium, phosphorus and magnesium that do wonders for your body. Bottled lemon juice, or pre-mixed drinks, just won’t give you the benefits of freshly squeezed lemon juice. And the built-in reamer keeps the pesticides on the skins, out of your water.

Why Lemon water?

* Lemon water is a natural detoxifier for your body

*Aids in Digestion

*Keeps your skin youthful and glowing

*Freshens your breath

*Fights colds and infections

*Aids in weight loss

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Via Pout Perfection’s facebook page

You can use your Wherever water bottle with Limes, Oranges and grapefruits as a low calorie, low sugar alternative to juice.

You can even mix them all together to make a refreshing citrus cooler.

You can also get creative:

*Lemon & Mint

*Lemon & Basil

*Raspberry * Lime

*Grapefruit * Orange

And so Many more.

lemon-water

I Absolutely love this bottle and will be adding a second one to my life just because i am so scared of not being able to find them again, haha yes i’m that type of person.

Where can you find them: They are available at Selective Woolwoorth’s stores,

And when i say selective i REALLY mean selective as i went to 4 different woolies just to end up finding it at the smaller woolies food in my area.

The damage:  These babies go for R109.99 which is a really tiny price to pay to a healthier life style.

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Fresh Lemon

Don’t you just love how pretty it looks it also has a very comfortable handle to carry it by. I really love this baby and can without a doubt advice each and everyone to invest in one, especially with the really hot summers we get to experience in South Africa.

Have a fabulous Day Poutlings and stay hydrated,

remember it adds to a healthier life and better complexion 😉

Lady_HellFire

XOX

 

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What’s in Lady_HellFire’s Handbag

Me again… 😛

So Sandy made a post some time ago which was titled “what’s in Sandy’s handbag”

Seeing as it’s Friday and i Have a little time on my hands and she “Challenged” me to see what’s in mine.

Here is my fun filled Friday post.

What’s in my Handbag:

Firstly My bag, which is a BRIGHT pink, that i got from the mother-in-Law all the way from Botswana 🙂

What you will Find inside


Basic Business related:

Ipod, Business Cards, Diary and Ipad

Beauty Related:

Okay a Lighter, Yes i'm a smoker :P Love my Lip Butter and new Gorgio Armani Perfume - SI

Okay a Lighter, Yes i’m a smoker 😛 Love my Lip Butter and new Gorgio Armani Perfume – SI

A bunch of Makeup touch up stuff, Sanitize etc

A bunch of Makeup touch up stuff Like I said i have Essence in there :P, Sanitize etc

Can’t function without:

Sun-glasses and Prescription Glasses

Sun-glasses and Prescription Glasses

 

My Bag is pretty boring and literally only has the basic’s also i change my bags ALLOT so it’s to much to keep more then this in it although when i have a bigger bag it contains more crap 😛 Haha

 

Let us know what’s in your bag or what you cannot go without when it comes to your bag!!

 

Mad Love

Lady_HellFire

XOX

 

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Essence – Class of 2013 – Product Review

Hello Poutlings,

Firstly i would like to apologize for not posting as often,

Unfortunately I am extremely busy with Collage and finishing my beauty degree.

But no worries I will try and get back into routine ASAP.

As many of you can recall i have done two Essence reviews in this past which would mean this is now my third.

A Huge thank you to Essence for sending me a few goodies to review, Please  note that I am in no way, shape or form associated with Essence and the post to follow is strictly my thoughts, opinion and views.

So as many of you know Essence is animal cruelty free which also adds them to my book of products to over look and keep in mind as I am completely cruelty free. I have received a few things from them which i have been wearing and trying out for the past week which has now lead to this post.

The Products:

* Essence Eyeshadow pen
* Essence Translucent Powder
* Essence Lip Tint
* Essence Nail Polish
* Essence Bow Hair Ties

The Review:

Essence Eye-shadow Pen 

Essence Eyeshadow Pen R24.95

Essence Eyeshadow Pen
R24.95

I got sent the soft beige toned one which is 01 – Want to be my Freshman and I can without a doubt say I absolutely love this, is so simple and easy to apply and if you are really in a rush no need to apply a eye-shadow base as it’s sticky base helps to keep it in place for a full working day. I did however apply a bit of powder eye-shadow over it just to take away some of the shine as i’m not to big on wearing makeup in general yet alone full on shimmer, But if you are all for bling, it’s pigment really is wow.

These are available in  Soft beige – 01 Want to be my Freshman? Trendy grey – 02 School’s out Forever and Cool Blue – 03 Blues of being Cool. These Eye-shadow pens can be used as eye shadow and eyeliner, killing two birds with one stone, all that’s left for me to say is “I LOVE THIS”

Essence Translucent Powder

Essence Translucent Powder R39.95

Essence Translucent Powder
R39.95

Okay I’m not going to lie I have been a fan of Essence’s Powder especially the translucent powders for a while now for personal use and this one is no different, I absolutely love that it’s in a small compact disk and fits perfectly into my handbag for when touch up’s are needed, it’s application is easy, soft and smooth with not that much of a fall out, so it’s not as messy either. (I tend to be filled with powder once I’ve completed powdering my face lol)

The Essence Translucent powder’s Silky texture is suitable for all skin types and offers a matt complextion all day long. This is only available in 01 Sheerleader.

Essence Lip Tint

Essence Lip Tint R29.95

Essence Lip Tint
R29.95

This was by far my favorite to have received as I am not a big Lipstick girl and love my gloss, The Class of 2013 lip tint is so easy and awesome to use it has a soft fluffy wand for easy application and smooth rounding, The lip tint adds a matt tone to your lips which gets super enhanced when you apply your gloss over it, it’s also long lasting and smudge-proof. I don’t think I’ve used anything else on my lips apart from my lip tint and gloss, Really enjoying this product.

The Lip tints are available in 01 Alpha Better Gamma and 02 Ready for a Rush week?

Essense Nail Polish

Essence Nail Polish R24.95

Essence Nail Polish
R24.95

Being at the stage of completing my Nail tech course along with my Beauty Diploma, My nails have taken somewhat of a beating due to the systems I have been applying. I Got sent 04 – Alpha Better Gamma which is a pastel pink with a bit of a coral twist, perfect for everyday wear especially now that Spring is here. I applied a coat of the polish along with a UV glaze and my nails looked amazing for more then a week, unfortunately it then started chipping but this could be due to my nails being brittle from the systems, I will definitely be wearing this colour again as the application really looked amazing, love the colour as well as the Flat brush which helps to make application smooth and easy.

These nail polishes are available in 01 – Blues of being cool, 02 – School’s out forever, 03 – Ready for a rush week? and 04 – Alpha better Gamma.

Essence Hair Ties

Essence Bow hair ties R19.95

Essence Bow hair ties
R19.95

If you know me you would know I absolutely ADORE Bows, I really loved this, still being at collage with early morning hours I always tend to put my hair in a pony and these little guys really did add to making my pony tail look super adorable and somewhat more stylish, Really loving them and the colours are also very much fitting for everyday use even if you are still in school.

Hair ties available in 01 Campus Fellows.

I always enjoy Essence mainly for personal use as it’s application tends to be smooth and easy be it for nails or makeup,

Also being completely cruelty free in my house hold and as a makeup artist I tend to advice my clients to try out Essence as it’s very much affordable, easy to come by and CRUELTY FREE 🙂

I Really love the products i got to review and will without a doubt be adding some of them to my personal makeup kit on a more permanent basis.

Once again thank you to Essence for the lovely products, Please keep in mind that this post contains my personal opinion and view on the products and that I am in no way associated with Essence

If you would like to check out some of these be sure to pop into your nearest Clicks or Dis Chem as Essence can be found at these stores.

If you’ve tried any of the products, please be sure to let us know what your thoughts were and we love photo’s so send them to us 🙂

Hope you guys have a Rocking Friday and Amazing Weekend.

Much Love

XoXo

Lady_HellFire

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Beaucience for Men – Product Review

Good Morning Poutlings,

I trust that you are doing well, staying warm and taking vitamins 🙂

Today i’ll be doing a little product review on some skincare products for men.

Let me start off by informing you that I am in no shape or form affiliated with the brand or it’s products.

I received two products from this brand to review and of course I’m not a Man so I had my better half play guinea pig for me. He has been using the products for a week more or less now and being half ginger and only 3/4 human I could immediately see a difference. But before i get into that let me tell you a bit more about the brand.

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“Beaucience (pronounced bo-ci-ons) is a proudly South African professional skincare brand specifically focusing on using natural formulations and organic ingredients where possible. With the combination of the unique peptide ingredients proteasyl (derived from pea plants) and essential oils, the results is a kind yet direct approach to ageing for men and woman. Beaucience has been designed for the more environmental conscious user making sure that our carbon footprint is low by using where possible South African ingredients, environmental friendly packaging, recyclable glass and bio-degradable plastic.

What makes Beacuience unique?

  • Essential oils are used to lightly fragrance the product
  • No parabens – we use natural preservatives
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Manufactured in a Soil Association certified manufacturing
  • Not tested on Animals
  • Trials with the products done in South Africa on human subjects over a period of 6-8 weeks
  • Proudly South African brand
  • An exclusive male and female anti-ageing and hydrating home care range is available
  • An amenities range is available
  • A professional range for beauty salons are available
  • A retail range is available from pharmacies and health stores

So as I mentioned before I had my ginger viking make use of the products for a little over a week (aftershave balm and face wash) With him being a ginger and having VERY pale skin he has very sensitive skin and always ends up with a shaving rash I also forgot to mention that he has a very heavy metal beard (yes this too is red :P) With it being winter at the moment and the air being extremely dry we all tend to suffer from dry skin and he specifically has a really dry patch or rather rash within his beard, firstly because it does not get all the moisture and “air” it needs.

After using the products for two days we immediately noticed a difference in his skin texture and its elasticity (I would just like to add that both of us have a regular skin care routine with other products) Having a oily skin he generally has excessive oiliness and a shine but after making use of the products not only did he’s shine appear less apparent but the oil content in his skin also got more under control which also helped ease on the forming of papules and pastules. The rash within his beard has also become less of an irritation and more bearable, dry patches formed due to his facial hair has since vanished and become more moisturized leaving his skin softer and “younger” all over.

I would definitely recommend Beaucience to all men especially those with facial hair after seeing what it’s done for my viking with his.

Some Information on the products:

 

Aftershave Balm - R119.99

Aftershave Balm – R119.99 

 

BEAUCIENCE AFTERSHAVE BALM is a light textured balm. Use after shaving or anywhere externally on the body. This balm helps soften and soothe the skin.

 

 

Protective Moisturizing SPF15 cream - R149.99

      Protective Moisturizing SPF15 cream – R149.99

BEAUCIENCE MOISTURIZING SPF15 CREAM is a luxurious day cream which will leave your skin feeling soft and cared for. It has added benifits of UVA and UVB protection.

Facial wash - R59.99

Facial wash – R59.99

BEAUCIENCE FACIAL WASH is a luxurious soap-free formulation. The pH balance formulation gently cleanses and leaves skin feeling fresh

 

 

 

 

Facial Scrub - R69.95

Facial Scrub – R69.95

BEAUCIENCE FACIAL SCRUB is a pre-shave cleanser and exfoliating agent. It helps to remove dead skin cells and helps to prevent in-grown hairs. This scrub provides that instant ‘pick-me-up’ feeling and adds a healthy glow to the skin.

Masque - R79.99

Masque – R79.99

 

 

 

BEAUCIENCE MAQUE is an easy to apply non-drying formulation. It deep cleanses for a clear complexion and is suitable for all skin types.

 

 

 

This is definitely the ideal gift for men who enjoys taking care of themselves and their skin, in today’s day and age it seems to be all men with Skin and taking care of your skin, health and all round well being has become a life style more then anything else. So ladies be sure to look into this product for your man, who doesn’t enjoy a man with soft well taken care of skin 😉 And guys you will love this product I have a heavy metal viking with a full on beard and he loves it so i’m sure without a doubt that you would to.

Where can you find BEAUCIENCE?

Website:  http://www.beaucience.co.za or http://www.thespashop.co.za

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Beaucience/276701786522?fref=ts

Email: info@thespawarehouse.co.za

cruelty free

proud

Have a fabulous Wednesday and keep warm 🙂

Lady_HellFire

xox

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