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Manly Manicure Monday with Sorbet MAN

Listen up gents – Sorbet don’t only favour the fairer sex, they think you deserve some grooming too and because of this they have launched their male-only grooming emporium. Think beards, think musky smells, think all things manly – they’ve got you covered.

Sorbet launched their very first man-porium in September 2014 in Sandton City and are now following suit with opening the next in the chain line – a store in Bedfordview at Village View Shopping Centre. Sorbet Man

They understand looking good is not always as easy as the woke-up-like-this that you guys pull off so well and sometimes need some added grooming. Don’t think of it as a salon, think of it as a way to accentuate your manly ways with an added touch of polished perfection. They do not want the treatments to be seen as flash but they want their guests to feel relaxed, not intimidated and invited in a discerning manner.

The treatments on offer range from facials for tip-top skin care, to hair colour treatments, massages and “Man Plan” packages including the flagship, The 19th Hole: haircut, hot towel shave and a manicure. All of their treatments include complimentary whiskey, espresso and WIFI.

Sorbet MAN stocks internationally renown brands like Dermalogica, Blue Beards, Redken and KST.

If Sorbet is good enough to keep the ladies in your life looking on point there is no reason why Sorbet cannot make you feel good about your skin, hair and overall well being.

For more information on Sorbet MAN, check out Sorbet’s website.

Ladies, you are welcome to spoil the men in your life easily; and no worries, you’re welcome gentleman! 😉

xo flea143

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Liebster Award

Ooookay, this is not my usual type of post but because my darling friend Heather from Femme Lifestyle nominated me for a Liebster Award and its physically impossible to not say no to Heather…. So, here you have it (although be it a bit a late)

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The questions

  • What is your favourite beauty product you cannot live without?

special cleansing gelmac-studio-fix-fluidThis changes quite often. I fall in and out of products very frequently. Can anyone say brand fidelity? My longest standing beauty products would have to my Dermalogica skin care products and my MAC Studio Sculpt Fluid foundation and MAC Mineralize powder. I have always used these products for years and always restock them even though I am fortunate to have a countless amounts of brands that have moved through my dressing table/ bathroom cabinets.

  • Who is your ultimate date?

dateThis gorgeous man and just FYI ladies, he’s been my date for the past 7 years.

  • If you could go anywhere in the world right now where would it be and why?

HomeHome… or anywhere that feels like it. FYI, its people that make places feel like home. I love being at home with the people I love. With all my creature comforts. Bliss!

  • What is the last thing you take off at night ?Business

You nosy buggar…. none of your business. In all honestly, I don’t really know, depends what method I use before bed. I like to mix it up. It would be between hair clips/jewellery/makeup.

  • What would you spend R5000.00 rand on, if you were given 1 minute to make a decision right now?holiday

A holiday with le boyfriend. Somewhere…

  • What is top of your bucket list?happy

To be happy and have those around me be happy BUT I don’t really believe in bucket lists… if you are interested you can read about my ramblings on that, here.

  • Name and shame your worst public blooper … as in ever!blooper

I’m honestly so tired I can’t really think of anything worse than this… and this is pretty mediocre. When I was 11 years old I was given a mobile phone from my mother and at the time I was the only one at school who had a phone.. You also were not supposed to take mobile phones to school. Anyway, we had a morning assembling every Wednesday morning and I had forgotten to switch it off and my mum was only calling to leave a message to tell me to have a good day but it rang and interrupted the assembly and in front of the whole school I had to hand it to the principal. At the time it was the worst thing in the world, now I wouldn’t care less… lol. Sooo… sorry that’s a bit boring!

  • What is your favourite comfort food?

comfort foodChocolate is my day-to-day comfort food and anything super tasty like curry, stew with dumplings or when I’m back home in the UK nothing beats a steak and kidney pudding!!

All the blogs I frequent have been doing the rounds with these awards so I’m not going to nominate anyone 🙂

xo flea143

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Gloss Nail and Beauty

Gloss LogoSalons, truly are my absolute guilty pleasure and one of favourite places to visit. I was recently treated to the most divine pedicure on my recent trip to the “City of Gold” at the gorgeous Gloss Nail and Beauty Salon in the Birdhaven area in Johannesburg area. Upon arriving at the tranquil Gloss Nail and Beauty Salon, one cannot help but be mesmerised by the beauty of the boutique salon, as it simplistic but oh so fantastic. White and grey colours adorn the salon walls and floor which echoes the epitome of tranquillity. Gloss Nail and Beauty Gloss Nail and Beauty

The staff are welcoming and make sure you feel at home, not to mention really knowing their way around an amazing pedicure! The pedicure I was spoiled to made use of the most premium products, including the heavenly Liquid Yoga as part of the amazing concoction for my foot soak as well as numerous OPI products and the polish I had for my toes was an OPI polish from their Brazilian range. Further to their nail treatments, Gloss also offers a number of body and facial treatments – including the state of the art St Tropez spray booth. This tan is revolutionary as it eliminates the smell and fumes of fake tan so you leave with a sun kissed glow and no smell of a bottled tan in sight. The facial treatments make use of Dermalogica which one can never go wrong with.

You cannot help leave with a smile on your face at the end of your treatment and walk away with feeling pampered and so relaxed.

Thank you for the spoils Gloss, I will be sure to be back when I’m in the area.

If you’re in the area, be sure to book an appointment. Gloss Nail and Beauty is situated at Shop 3, Birdhaven Centre, 66 St. Andrews Road, Birdhaven or call them on (011) 447-9273 for more information.

Be sure to check out Gloss Nail and Beauty on Facebook and Twitter @GlossNail

XO flea143

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

 

 

 

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Dermalogica BioSurface Peel

A few weeks ago I attended the launch of a new innovative treatment offered by my go-to skin solution…. Dermalogica. The BioSurface Peel which is only launching nationwide from September at Dermalogica Concept Store as BioSurfacewell as selected salons. As far as Dermalogica’s brand and philosophy goes, I was quite surprised to hear about them offering a chemical peel, as chemical peeling is quite an aggressive (but effective) solution to smoother, healthier and radiant skin. That being said though, because its Dermalogica, it is an incredibly refreshing take on peeling as its formulated with the most up to date technology available which minimises the downtime (if any) following a peel.

“Today’s woman is time-deprived, but still cares greatly about her skin health and wants results. Since Dermalogica launched more than 25 years ago, its mission has always been to set the industry standard and provide its tribe of professional skin care therapists with the most cutting edge products and treatments so they are best equipped to meet the demands of today’s consumers. The new BioSurface™ Peel will provide consumers with the results they desire without any recovery downtime.” Diana Howard, VP of Research and Development and Global Education for Dermalogica and The Internation Dermal Institute.

The steps involved in the BioSurface Peel.

  1. The skin is prepared using the Prep solution.
  2. The enzyme active is applied to the skin
  3. The acid active + is applied on top of the enzyme active.
  4. The de-celerator is applied to neutralise the acid in order to bring the skin back to the correct pH level.

The BioSurface Peel is for professional use only and not for home use. Dermalogica want to ensure the safety of your skin by entrusting it with a qualified and confident skin therapist to perform the peels. It is an express 3 step treatment and which will only take a few minutes out of your busy schedule – perfect for a lunch time or after work stop – which unlike facials require a minimum of 45mins and try to relax you. A few minutes and 4 steps for to resurface your face sounds like time well spent. So how does it work? BioSurface Peel

 

As the treatment is designed to work in synthesis of your skin’s chemistry and not against it, the peel safely and effectively removes dull outer layers of skin and helps the skin underneath regenerate for a smooth, radiant complexion. Immediately after the peel skin may feel red or flushed and as your skin regenerates it is normal to experience dryness, redness, tightness and slight flaking within a week, this is normal as the skin is forcing itself to wake up again. These side-effects will quickly subside following the peel and it should be noted that true dedication is required to your skincare routine (although before going for one a suitable skincare regimine should already be in place) as the post peel skin care will dramatically impact the frequency and results of your peel.  The BioSurface Peel is an active biphasic peel which promises to smooth skin texture, address acne concerns for fewer breakouts, while reducing fine lines and fading pigmentation in the epidermis. It is suggested to try three treatments (6 weeks apart) to see the best results and followed up with maintenance treatments twice a year.

The suggested post peel at-home treatment is the Ultra-Calming Cleanser, broad-spectrum Super Sensitve Shield SPF30 and two nourishing moisturisers as well as AGE Smart Multivitimin Thermafoliant to help buff away any post-treatment peeling. For specific skincare concerns, speak to your Dermalogica skin therapist for a customised face mapping pre-and-post peel in order for the most effective results.

Why is it called BioSurface Peel? It is a resurfacing of the skin, much deeper than an exfoliation which results in the skin feeling smoother with no downtime and no scarring.

Roll on September, I can’t wait to try out the BioSurface Peel!

The recommended price for the BioSurface Peel is R690, but this may differ from centre to centre.

For more information contact Dermalogica and visit their website, Facebook and Twitter @dermalogicasa.

x flea143

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PreCleanse Perfection

dermalogica-precleanseDermalogica is a staple in my skincare routine. From when I first started using them in my teenage years I have battled to find another product that just works for me as well as they do because of this, when writing about them I fear that I come across as though I am being paid to because I can never find anything wrong or anything I don’t like about the products. Dermalogica has been a part of me growing into the person who I am today and as my skin needs have changed over the years their products have always helped and assisted me to achieve the best skin possible.

At one of the Bloggers Who Bless or #BWB meetings, one of the goodies we received was a Dermalogica PreCleanse sample size in the wonderful Dermalogica “THIS not a beauty bag, this is an investment in your skin” campaign bag. Firstly, a lot of people that I have spoken to about PreCleanse have a little giggle at the thought, and I must be honest it does sound a bit redundant – lets wash your face before we was your face. Sounding like this could not be further from the truth as it is a necessity in my skincare at leas use PreCleanse even after a long day especially to remove stubborn makeup….

I start by pouring about a 50cents size amount into clean, dry hands, rub them together and gently massage in circular motions on my face. The PreCleanse is a unique formula as it is an oil. Do not freak out like most people do and think WHY WOULD I WANT TO RUB OIL ONTO MY FACE?? Well, this is simple, the specially formulated oil attracts all the excess oils and sebum present on top of your skin and stick them together. The PreCleanse specially formulated oil is water soluble (unlike oil in general which is hydrophobic) and once rinsed removes the PreCleanse and all the excess oils which have mixed together leaving you with stripped clean skin waiting for a real and proper cleanse. Using PreCleanse prepares the skin for a deeper cleanse resulting in your toner and moisturiser being able to penetrate the skin more effectively.PreCleanse

I experiment with crazy, wild makeup on my face often and I just have to state for the record that its the number one, best, most efficient makeup remover I have ever used in my entire life. Every single trace of eye shadow, glitter, waterproof mascara just melts when you apply the PreCleanse to your face. Like magic it disappears once rinsed. Not only does it help with removing makeup – after exercising or even walking on the beach it helps remove the excess build up on your skin of sweat, salt and all that yucky stuff  which in turn enables you to cleanse your skin thoroughly with the cleanser of your choice.

The problem with using PreCleanse for the first time (for me it was many moons ago) is that you realise that your skin has never actually been this clean before and then you are almost ruined and it is added onto Maslow’s Hierachy of Needs right at the bottom before Physiological!

The new altered version of Maslow's Hierachy of Needs thanks to Dermalogica :)

The new altered version of Maslow’s Hierachy of Needs thanks to Dermalogica 🙂

PreCleanse is available at Dermalogica stocked salons nationally and retails for R520 for 150ml.

Check out Dermalogica’s website, Facebook and Follow them on Twitter @dermalogicasa

x flea143

Disclaimer: A sample size of this product was given to at an event in a goodie-bag and this has in no way altered my view of the product in anyway. I have had prior experiences with this product and all views are my own.

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