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Dermaceutic Milk Peel

I must confess, I am very fond of going to a salon or spa to relax and unwind, it is my ultimate guilty pleasure. I love the salons that echo peace, tranquillity and a safe haven to unwind and distress and to top it all off they make you feel wonderful when you leave. To me that is the epitome of luxury and being spoilt – even a wax or laser hair treatment makes you feel better (once it’s finished) and you feel refreshed and ready to take on the world.Guilty Pleasure

Ageless FacesThe salon I visited for my peel was Ageless Faces, and they are a quaint but luxurious skin clinic located in Claremont, Cape Town who specialise in innovative anti-ageing treatments in order to prolong the need to go for cosmetic surgery apart from chemical peels they offer a wide range of treatments including but not limited to Aesther Isolaz laser; PRP “Vampire” Facials; Botox & Fillers; Dermaroller Collagen Induction Therapy; Mesotherapy; Cryo-lift; Dermapen and general beauty treatments including eyelash extensions; Caribbean Spray Tans and pride themselves in only using the top products available in order to achieve the maximum results. Dermaceutic

If you are unsure about what a chemical peel actually is, have a read of my post over here.

Until recently, I have read and heard a lot about peels but it was still very much an area that I was not familiar with and was a bit horrified after seeing shocking results of peels that have gone wrong in the past but being given the opportunity to go and experience a Dermaceutic peel who are the most well known and renown brands for facial peels and being the preferred market leader for over 30,000 aesthetic dermatology specialists worldwide, there was no doubt in my mind that I had to finally embrace a peel and see exactly what all the fuss is about when it comes to peels and what a better way to start off than with the industries best?  I was so excited/nervous before having my peel that I did not think to take before and after photographs to share but no one wants to see me without makeup anyway 😉DERMACEUTIC Milk Peel Treatment

Dermaceutic offered me to go and try their Milk Peel Rejuvenation Treatment and don’t worry because I didn’t know what that was either but I eagerly said YES and jumped at the opportunity. In the broad scale of what peels are available saying on a scale of one to three with number three being a super strong concentrated resulting in maximum downtime following; two being a peel of medium strength which will result in a couple of days downtime; and finally number one being a peel that is of the most gentle nature. The Milk Peel on the before mentioned scale to me, in my opinion would be a one-and-half as it is very gentle on the skin and does not cause the skin to react in such ways that only little or in most cases no downtime is necessary following the treatment however it is very active and the results are very effective and even though there is no specific downtime following the peel it is recommended to be extra vigilant about moisturising your skin and ensuring that you adequately protect it from harmful UVA and UVB rays.

The peel in total probably took a maximum of 15 minutes. It started off with cleansing of the face to ensure that the peel is being applied to the top layer of skin so that it can penetrate the skin faster, once my skin was sparkling clean around my lips and the base of my nose my aesthetician applied some Vaseline to protect the areas where I would be most likely to react very quickly to the peel. The peel itself is then applied on a small brush to the forehead, nose, chin and then finally my cheek area – carefully avoiding the delicate eye area. Upon the peel touching my skin I felt a slight crawling sensation – nothing unbearable – but I could tell there was something very active on my skin. My wonderful aesthetician fanned my face but before I knew it (I think it was 2 minutes), it was time to neutralise the peel which was an incredibly soothing and pleasant feeling.

Web image of before & after Dermaceutic Milk Peel

Web image of before & after Dermaceutic Milk Peel

Web image of before & after Dermaceutic Milk Peel

Web image of before & after Dermaceutic Milk Peel

My skin felt slightly sensitive following my treatment but I was offered to use some Oxygenetix Treatment Foundation to hide the slight redness and was advised that this would also help speed up the recovery process of my skin. Although it was a slight shade too dark for me, mixed in with plenty of moisturiser – no one noticed! On the days following my peel my skin was good –  some of the trials of the Milk Peel experienced slight flaking of the skin but there was no flakiness for me! Only bright, refreshed looking skin which I religiously moisturised (as instructed) on the days following the peel.

The Milk Peel is designed to restore a healthy shine, increase collagen production and leave the skin natural even looking complexions. I don’t believe before I had the peel that my skin was dull but my pores certainly felt quite clogged and in need of a good extraction (the worst part about facials – right?) but after having the peel my skin feels smoother and I believe it is naturally brighter and more radiant and my pores are more clear albeit still large! On days 5 and 6 following the peel I had a few spots come up (quite rare even though I do have an oily skin) but they were really nothing serious and went as quickly as they arrived. I’m still happy to just wear a bit of BB cream over my moisturiser instead of a full face of foundation all-day everyday. Foundation is great for special occasions and photographs but I’m really going through a less face-cake period in my life and enjoying having a natural and glowing skin that’s not being faked by wonderful NARS Sheer Glow Foundation.

A course of Milk Peels are recommend in similar intervals than what one would expect for facials as having a course of regular Milk Peels would eliminate the need for monthly facials and be replaced by monthly peels. If you are looking to feel pampered then treatment masks can be applied once your face has been neutralised but this is a nice-to-have and not part of the peeling process. I am planning on going for another one in about 6 weeks from my first (depending on my budget) and I am really looking forward to see if a series of these Milk Peels will make an even better improvement to my skin health.

Dermaceutic and Conquest, thank you for helping me love my skin again I am quite sure you are to become one of my skin rituals in the future.

Check out Dermaceutic’s website, Facebook and follow them on Twitter @DermaceuticSA to find out more about the other intriguing genius and result-driven treatments they offer.

If you’re in Cape Town or planning on visiting for a pamper-holiday be sure to visit Ageless Faces website and and Facebook and see what they can do for your skin.

x flea143

Disclaimer: This treatment was given to me for review purposes. This has in no way altered my view of the Product/Treatment in anyway.

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Gweneth Paltrow covers Harpers Bazaar May 2013

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Gweneth Paltrow has appeared on the cover of Harpers Bazaar magazine for the May 2013 issue. She reveals her fears for getting older and her secrets of staying beautiful throughout her life.

this has to be the only image I'm not that fond of from the shoot, it appears "plastic" to me... what about you?

this has to be the only image I’m not that fond of from the shoot, it appears “plastic” to me… what about you?

Wearing a Balenciaga look, Gweneth looks cheerful on the cover. Caught on the lenses by Daniel Jackson and beautified by makeup artist/stylist Julia von Boehm, she reveals all her deepest secrets of life after turning 40, which happened last year…. can you believe it??

“You know, I use organic products, but I get laser. It’s what makes life interesting, finding the balance between cigarettes and tofu. I’ve probably tried everything… I would be scared to go under the knife, but you know, talk to me when I’m fifty. I’ll try anything. Except I won’t do Botox again, because I looked crazy.”

Everything is not as fatal as it may appear. She is rational about getting older and asks herself different questions about the possibility of getting into more films, having another child, moving back to the USA. However, she also had some fears but she has learnt from them in the past.

“I don’t hold on to fear as much as I used to, because I’ve learned a lot about genuinely not caring what strangers think about me. It’s very liberating. It’s very empowering, and I’ve learned a lot of that from Jay – Shawn Carter – Z, because his approach to life is very internal. It’s a very good lesson to learn.”

She was reminiscent about her married life, she and her husband, Chris Martin are becoming really close since their marriage in 2003.

“We are growing into very similar people. It’s cool, it’s good. It’s not always easy though!”

She has been quite active in her work life, appearing in movies such as Thanks for Sharing, The Avengers and the coming movie, Iron Man 3, while she is also rumoured to be in another unnamed movie due in 2014.

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x missfitz

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Barbie Has Gone Crazzzy….

Hello Pouters!

FRIDAY… At last!

I DECLARE FRIDAY WORK DAYS ABOUT TEA & CAKE.

I’m such a hypocrit, been working like a slave this morning…

Remember Barbie? She’s an old friend of mine who provided countless hours of entertainment.

I remember I had BAYWATCH BARBIE, along with the BAYWATCH TENT and BAYWATCH OUTFITS. I was the shit back in the day!

While I think its pretty awesome the Barbie brand is still going strong I have to say, I’m somewhat concerned at the Barbies they have released or have said they WANT to release…

Decide for yourself, but I am sure I didnt play with any of these types of Barbies back in the day!

WHEELCHAIR BARBIE

This is lovely, it also raises money for a good cause and will let little girls know if they are wheelchair dependent that they are as equally as important as everyone else. Good one, Barbie 🙂

now for the real shockers…

TEEN PREGNANCY BARBIE

So, what did you wanna be when you were 16? I wanted to be a rockstar, still do, however I don’t think being pregnant was on my list, at all… WHAT THE FUCK?? I suppose 16 and Pregnant may be onto something after all.

UNICORN BARBIE

Almost every little girls dream is to be a princess and have their own pony… Looking like a unicorn, I’m not so sure, I think the kids would make fun of you at school for having female barbies with a penis on their heads… just saying!

BARBIE WITH WEIGHT ISSUES

VOLUME 1 featuring OVERWEIGHT BARBIE

All this picture is missing a bottle of wine and then they can call this barbie the BRIDGET JONES barbie… Or is it just me?

VOLUME 2 featuring OBESE BARBIE

haha, this should come as a Happy Meal toy from McDonalds… ha ha ha ha ha….

VOLUME 3 featuring ANOREXIC BARBIE

While I think this could convey a strong message to youngsters, its creepy… The main problem I have with it is how does that doll actually balance standing upright…

TWILIGHT BARBIE & KEN

Okay, I admit it, this was unavoidable! The vampire-human couple from the Twilight when mentioning the little girls. Who wouldn’t like to be obsessed with a blood-sucking vampire that can turn into a bat in any given moment? Mmm, dreamy…

DIAMOND BARBIE

There is not much wrong with this Barbie looking at her apart from the PRICE. She will set you back 85,000 US DOLLARS approximately R595,000 because she has 106 diamonds sewn into her dress. I’d rather have a ring…

PRUDENT BARBIE

I don’t get it. I went to a convent. I get what being a nun is all about. Despite wanting to be a nun when I was in grade 1, I don’t know if I ever wanted to play nunnery with my Barbies… Plus, Barbie has been long involved with Ken, they got divorced but are apparently back together. So that kinda defeats the whole good Catholic girl thing…

HILLBILLY BARBIE

What do ya’ll think? I want one!!

 GRANDMUM BARBIE

Does she get botox? Wohoo!

FOOZBALL BARBIE

 LOOK MOM!! No hands! Wonder if they brought this out for the soccer world cup… hahaha

LADY GAGA BARBIE

Hmm, never in a million years would I let any child play with one of these, she may come a soul sucking device, so the child can be as soulless as Gaga herself.

ZOMBIE BARBIE BRAAAAAAINS not included!

AMY WINEHOUSE BARBIE

Pack of cigarettes and line of cocaine not included!

Have a fantastic Friday!!

****missfitzzzzzz 

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Makeup : OLDER versus YOUNGER (4)

Hello Poutlings!!

Do you love lip gloss? I do! I cannot live without mine. Its like my security blanket, but for my lips! My older vs younger tip for today is, you guessed it…

LIPGLOSS

|LIP GLOSS APPLIED ON THE ENTIRE LIPS ADDS AN AGING EFFECT|

Young girls can apply as much lip gloss as necessary on their lips but as always it pays to be careful as the lipgloss can appear on corners of the mouth or spread beyond the lip contours, as in the case with Miley Cyrus.

|LIP GLOSS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE LOWER LIP FOR A FRESH LOOK|

Lip gloss can be applied only in the middle of the lower lip which makes the lips look fresher, but will also help create an optical illusion of fuller lips. Angelina Jolie always uses this technique, oh and botox. Wakakaka.

pout out! *missfitzz

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