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Veaudry myEASYcomb

Hair styling has never been my forte in life. In fact, when working on set doing faces and getting asked to assist with doing hair I always end up stressing so much on the inside. I never let my fear be known that my hair skills are in actual fact rubbish. Anyway, for shoots you can wing hair for weddings – that’s when I step down. I’d rather leave that to professionals and not steal anyone’s thunder. Especially on their wedding day!

I got home last week to a surprise box, sent to me from Retail Box and in this box was a comb. Not any comb, I’ll tell you, it was a VEUDRY MYEASYCOMB which at first glance I thought what on earth is this contraption? It is essentially a zooped-up comb. For home or salon use specifically when you are straightening your hair. The comb comes with a built in hair sectioning guide to assist with separating pieces for extra speedy hair straightening and even blow drying because that’s what I’ve been using it for and it works like a bomb.

PRO TIP: from the not-so-pro-hair stylist – for hair fall when using the comb to comb through my hair before styling the sectioning guide catches all hair that has fallen which makes it easier to put this in the bin and not all over your body.

Retail price: R195

Retail price: R195

I honestly believe this zooped-up Veaudry comb must of been made by a man that was tired of waiting for the lady in his life to “get on with styling her hair” because they were always late wherever they were going. After only using this wee comb for the past few days my mornings have been left with at least an additional 10 minutes to colour in my face – this results in better looking hair styled by a self confessed hair noob and a beautifully coloured in face (I even contoured this morning – you guys!). I think the people in my office are confused that I can be so prepared for early mornings. Don’t tell them my secret is just a new comb!Thank You

Thank you to Retail Box for allowing me to test this little beast. It has, although very recent, improved my getting-ready morning time. Maybe I need to start timing myself… on the other hand – maybe not, le boyfriend might start getting ideas.

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xo flea143

This product was sent to me for review purposes – this has in no way altered my view of the product in anyway!

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Carlton Hair Has a Solution for Bad Hair Days

Dry Bar, when I stumbled across the concept, I thought it was something to do with an empty bar that someone had gone to town with the contents of the liquor, fortunately that is not the solution that Carlton Hair has for your bad hair days, their solution is simply a “Dry Bar” in the sense of blow-dries for sleek and straight or bouncy hair guaranteed to turn heads. No cuts, no colour, no unnecessary styling just washes and blow dries. The highly successful concept of a Dry Bar which has been a huge success overseas and is gaining popularity locally is in full swing. The dry bar concept started at Carlton Hair in Vancouver all the way back in 2007 and have gradually gained popularity internationally and have started taking shape on our shores with various establishments (not only Carlton Hair) offering these fast paced blow dries which pack a punch. Carlton Hair

Carlton Hair South Africa are the latest to offer the Dry Bar as a solution to the lady on-the-go who needs quicker styling in order to perfect and polish her look for any occasion. The introduction of the Dry Bars within the Carlton Hair group resemble a “salon within a salon”, by gaining foot traffic and bookings from Carlton Hair’s already outstanding exposure and result-driven reputation. The Dry Bars are launching the larger Carlton Hair initially being Hyde Park and Melrose Arch in Gauteng and Canal Walk and Cavendish in Cape Town. Given time, the Dry Bars will be available at various other Carlton Hair Salons.

The boasting factor of the Carlton Hair Dry Bar is that they use It Factor products which is a one-of-a-kind product made to save time on drying and styling all while providing superior conditioning and detangling ingredients. The It Factor products are safe to use on all hair types and free of alcohols, sulphates, sodium chloride and parabens. Essentially, It Factor is the ONLY styling products your hair will ever need, especially when your hair is in the hands of a trained Blow Dry Specialist. Blow-Dry-Bar-Menu

The menu of treatments available at the Dry Bar is limited as though not to complicate the treatment time and they all cost R150. On offer, there is Straight & Sleek; Straight with Body; Beachy Hair; Bouncy Curves and Red Carpet Waves.  Loyalty packages are available for buying more than 6 blow dries and you get a certain number free in return.

I am so interested in finally getting to try out a Dry Bar… I need to decide which upcoming event I am going to for my turn to finally get my locks tamed!

x flea143

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Spring Pamper Party with Cosmetix

  Last week, Wednesday afternoon, I had the priveledge to be invited to a prestigious spa in the heart of Camps Bay to celebrate spring and be pampered with the beautiful Cindy Nell, owner of Cosmetix.20130904_145912

Cosmetix bring us many lovely products to South Africa, Essence Makeup, Essence MySkin, Caribbean Tan, Catrice Cosmetics and Skin Science.20130904_145922

Upon arriving, a glass of champagne or drink of your choice was duly handed out and you were given a lovely Carribean Tan beach bag where you were told to proceed to the displays and pick your favourite products.20130904_145955

Pedicures, makeup applications, professional spray tans with Carribean Tan were in full force and blow dries were in progress from start to finish of the event and everyone left feeling gorgeous and pampered!

Here is what I got to continue the pampering at home…

Essence MySkin Face wipes, Essence Cream Blusher, Essence Polish, Caribbean Tan, Catrice Nude Pallet

Essence MySkin Face wipes,  Essence MySkin Mattifying Moisturiser, Essence Cream Blusher, Essence Polish, Essence Plum Lippie, Caribbean Tan, Catrice Nude Eye shadow Pallet, Catrice Brow Set & Catrice Nude Lippie

Full reviews to come in due course.

Have a beautiful day!

x flea143

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