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Let Your Skin Live in Harmony with Alive {Competition Closed}

Our beautiful fashion fairy friends over at Lushberry – The Online Style Destination have spoilt me with a new experience in skincare, Alive Products.

Green Envy

Green EnvyFor the past week and a bit I’ve been lucky enough to experience the Alive Bio Organic Facial Mask – Green Envy. The product is as the name suggests, green. As normal, anything that is green is good for you be in vegetables, trees, grass and even skin care. Green is better! This mask is typically for people who have excess sebum build up which results in oily or acne prone skin. The key ingredient in the mask is French Green Clay, imported from the source in France, this is the base of all the Alive products and is renowned for having healing properties. In the form of a facial mask, this French Green Clay uses it absorptive property to draw out impurities, excess oil and toxins.

Immortal Beauty

Immortal BeautyIf you are more worried about combatting the signs of ageing, then the Immortal Beauty facial mask is more up your street, the key ingredient in this mask is French Red Clay which contains iron oxides to smoothe, soften, lighten and refine the grain of your skin resulting in a painless facelift in a tub. Essential oils are also used to regenerate skin cells.

For the best results the masks should be applied to the face with a mask brush and left for 15 minutes or until the clay has dried and then removed with warm water, followed by your every day/evening moisturiser. You can use the facial masks daily on problematic areas or use weekly as part of your at-home facials.

Immediately, after first use I noticed that my skin felt smoother, although you may experience a slight redness due to the mask stimulating blood flow beneath the surface of the skin to eliminate impurities, excess oil and toxins (I did not, which is surprising as my skin can red faster than a Ferrari can go from 0-100km per hour).

If you are interested in trying out the Alive products, find them here at Lushberry for R129,00 each.

Lushberry have happily agreed to give away the products to two of our lucky readers! Giveaway Alive Products

To enter follow the following steps

1. Email pout@poutperfection.com with your name, telephone number, province and which mask (Green Envy for Oiy & Acne Prone Skin or Immortal Beauty for age-defying essential oils) you would like to win, if you have no preference, state so!

2. Follow Lushberry & Pout Perfection on Google+.

Competition Rules

1. Competition is only open to residents of South Africa.

2. The competition closes on Friday 31 January and the winners will be notified via email and announced via blog post.

Good luck and remember the entries closes on Friday 31 January. We will announce the winners once chosen.

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED 31 JANUARY 12 NOON.

HIGH RES Winner

Winners have been contacted. Congratualtions!

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NSFW-ish Cartoons : Boobs Squish Together

[NB: NSFW stands for NOT SAFE FOR WORK.  I’m serious; close the browser if you do not want to get fired. Thank you. This public service announcement is brought to you from Pout Perfection’s stay employed innitiative. This is NSFW-ish, being that if you or your colleagues or boss is prude, rather watch these on your tab at home or not at all. ]

Hiya Poutlings

It’s not generally assumed that breasts enjoy being squashed together in a push-up bra…. but apparently they do, at least according to these bizarre Valege lingerie ads from france, which depict joyful reunions between left and right breasts around the world. The best part of each mini advert is probably the breast-on-breast chest bump…. actually, that is probably the most disturbing part.

Fittingly, not one but two ad agencies – Marcel Paris and Publicis Espana – had to squish themselves together to generate these CGI spots. J.A.C.K of Wanda Productions directed them.

Creative or creepy? You decide.

*missfitz

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DIOR Golden Temporary Tattoos

Hiya Poutlings!

Oh, fashion, sometimes you are so ridiculously opulent, but we love it at Pout Perfection, because if you were not, we wouldn’t have much to talk about. Dior, has created a line of temporary tattos made of 24 carat gold, in case if you have a bunch of cash lying around, after your $250k manicure and after buying the most expensive dress in the world, you have run out of things to sniff with it.

Dior jewellery designer, Camille Micelli, the French fashion house took the temporary tattoo trend (may I add, which I thought died out in the 90s, sometime before puberty hit…) and gave it a touch of elegance. That’s right…

why wear gold jewellery when you can put gold directly on your skin in the shape of a ring or bracelet??

Retailing for $120 a set (rougly R960), the DIOR GRAND BAL GOLDEN TATTOO set included temporary tattoos made from 24 carat gold in the shapes of bracelets, charms and rings. Comparatively getting a real tattoo may be a little more expensive but is it made of gold? No. In that case, just be sure not to shower for a while to extend the shelf life of these golden temporary tattoos. Or for a more dramatic look melt them down and paint yourself gold.

Speaking of ridiculously opulent designer items, would you spend $290 (roughly R2,320) on a paper bag? Well, what if it was designed by Jil Sander?

JIL SANDERS DESIGNER PAPER BAG

I’m not even joking. Jil Sander is selling a paper bag that retails for a whopping $290 (roughly R2,320). I’m pretty sure that even if I bought 1,000 average paper bags and foiled them with 24 carat gold, that they still wouldn’t be worth the ridiculous asking price Jill Sander is expecting.

From her Fall 2012 Autumn/Winter Collection, Jill Sander has released the medium Vasari bag in brown (what other colour, really, it’s a fucking paper bag). According to the product description, that bag has “a long rectangular silhouette and is crafted from coated paper, features the words `Jill Sanders` printed in black at the bottom of the front pane;” and has “visible brown stiched seams at each side with two gold coloured metal eyelets at the bottom“.

APPARENTLY, some people have run out of places to spend their money because the Vasari bag is currently sold out. So someone have one of those rich bastards pick me up a lunchtime snack immediately! With extra foie gras and caviar, please. Oh, do not forget the lobster.

There is a recession, they said…. WHAT FUCKING RECESSION??

 

*missfitz

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VB & Karl Lagerfeld

Hiya Poutlings!

It’s not everyday that Karl Lagerfeld deems a fashionista worthy of being photographed in Coco Chanel’s iconic former Paris home at 31 Rue Cambon, so it’s really impressive that he chose our favourite Spice Girl, Vicky Beckham over someone like say, Blake Lively, because I thought was his new dress up doll of choice these days.

Is it just me or does Karl Lagerfield need to STOP calling himself a photographer? He really doesn’t have a “photographic eye” – these photos are extraodinary boring even for a fashion shoot done by one of the most famous fashion designers in the world. Karl is simply an icpon because he designs for Chanel and because of his hilariously bitchy and grumpy interviews – not because of his photography!!

I have to hand it to Posh, I mean Vicotoria for her seamless transition from Spice Girl and football WAG into a well respected style icon and designer; they’re aren’t many former pop starts who ever enjoy the same level of high-fashion success.

“First pictures from my ELLE cover shoot with Karl Lagerfeld, a dream come true! X VB

At 31 Rue Cambon wearing my new optical collection on the iconic CHANEL staircase shot by Karl Lagerfeld! X vb. ”

Vicky tweeted these photos this week from a recent shoot for Elle France, where she appears alongside Karl Lagerfield modeling pieces from her new eyewear collection. What she doesn’t model, however is pants, and that is completely understandable – if my legs looked like that, I wouldn’t wear pants either.

Here are some highlights from the Elle France piece:

“Victoria Beckham says French people are “so chic” she sometimes feels like she is from the country. The signer-turned-designer features in the pages of French Elle magazine alongside legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld. The pair are posing at the former home of Coco Chanel, with Victoria gushing about how much the experience meant to her.

“I’m honoured to be here in Paris. I love Paris and the French style, so chic. Sometimes I feel a little French myself” she said.

The star shot the images earlier this year, when she updated her Twitter fans on how much fun she was having. She is seen standing on some stairs next to Karl, with her hair in a demure chignon. She is wearing a black cape with the tiniest of briefs, with her long legs on disply. A pair of high shoe boots finish the look.

In another she is seen in the same shorts, this time with a white shift tucked into them. She is wearing eyeglasses- perhaps from her upcoming range – and appears deep in thought.

“I am thrilled to shoot with Karl. I have so much respect for him so inspiring,” Victoria said. “To shoot in Coco Chanel’s apartment in the clothes of the house of Chanel is really a dream come true.”

Karl is currently the creative director of Chanel and is known for his acid-tongue. It seems he has been charmed by Victoria, as he only has kind words for her.

“Victoria has an innate sense of style. She knows what she likes, and knows what is good for her,” he said.”

Okay, everyone knows, I LOVE VICTORIA… but… SHE FEELS A LITTLE FRENCH???? Should I speak for the French and say “Posh, please.” First she was the very essence, the very archetype of British WAG-dom, and then she eased that look into a more American-ised, laid-back-unfussy California style with English-mod influences, and now, she’s trying to claim she’s got the soul of a French woman?? NO, Posh, you do not!!

Still, I bet she proud to have been Karl Lagerfeld’s “muse” for a brief moment. Maybe Karl will speak to Anna Wintour on Posh’s behalf.

*missfitz

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Giant Lipstick Cube, Anyone?

Hiya Poutlings

Leave it to the FRENCH to come up with a fresh, creative, avant-garde use for a practical product from one of their most iconic brands : conceptual artist Fabrice Hyber has created a 150kg, one meter cube titled 1m3 de Beaute of solid YVES SAINT LAURENT Rouge Pur Couture lipstick in shade 1 Le Rouge.

150kg = too much

Fabrice Hyber (who, its worth noting, is male) told WWD of his masterpiece

“Lipstick is a material that is very supple, especially in a large quantity. The material permanently moves. It is a work that is never finished, which is always evolving. It’s a living oeuvre.”

This makes total sense to me, as I know from experience that the buttery Rouge Pur Couture formula tends to make a melty “living oeuvre” out of my stupid face. The sculpture has just gone on show at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.

If you happen to be in the neighbourhood, take a lip brush.

*missfitz

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