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The Victorian Garden

If there is one thing that can be said about eras gone by is that everything that goes around, comes back around again. My generation, the millennium generation, may be under the impression that we were the only era to celebrate platform shoes circa Spice Girls but have a look around, they have come back in style again (not quite as bad as last time) but even before this, they were all the rage when my parents got married and their wedding photographs can vouch for this. The same can be said for beauty, fashion, style and even medicinally we often find ourselves looking to the past to see what they did right and how we have modernised things and completely made a balls up of how things should be by trying to be more efficient, and by efficient I mean commercial. Lining someone else’s back pocket while in severe cases we are exposing ourselves to harsh chemicals in the attempt to be modern and up-to-date.

Let’s move away from platforms and lets talk about organic. Organic is very in. Organic is very popular, whether it is what you are shoving down your throat or what you are smothering on your face, organic is better – its everywhere – like its a new thing but its not. Organic goods were the only goods before we started piling the artificial chemicals into everything to make life more convenient, to make things last longer and food to grow bigger.

The Victorian Garden is an unique company, their history is absolutely fascinating and compiled with modern research they develop the most wonderful traditional Victorian skin care recipes using only organic and natural ingredients and better yet, the products are made locally in South Africa.

ourProductsI did not know about this wonderful little brand until one of their gorgeous Hair Masques was popped into my first #BWB goodie bag, and we were informed not had the hair masques recently been relaunched and we were one of the first groups of people to get our paws on them. How exciting! The reason for the re-launch was to essentially crate a product that was harder working, better quality and great value for money. Hair masques are a product which can be enriching and the more enriched the better, therefore the new ingridients added assist with conditioning and repairing damaged hair, enhancing shine and moisture and assists with a softer and glistening hair all round after using the product – it does this by treating the hair shaft and nourishing the hair from the source with no added chemicals and completely cruelty free.

Retail: R95

Retail: R95

I have been using the lovely Rosemary & Jojoba Hair Masque with Peppermint which slightly tingles the scalp when applied but leaves the hair feeling fabulous afterwards.

Excuse the no-makeup as this was captured while Skyping my nephew on Saturday my brother so happily got a screen shot - but check my hair - forget the makeup is missing or admire my dog.

Excuse the no-makeup as this was captured while Skyping my nephew on Saturday my brother so happily got a screen shot – but check my hair – forget the makeup is missing or admire my dog.

If you are looking for a hair masque, they are R95 and available on The Victorian Garden’s website – be sure to check out their entire range as its completely fascinating!

Be sure to check out The Victorian Garden’s website, Facebook and Twitter @Victorian_Tweet.

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Disclaimer: This product was given as a gift in a sponsored goodie bag. This has not altered my view of this product in anyway.

 

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Pillow Talk

A couple of weeks ago I met Lucie, who is better known as the SilkLady. She taught me so much about silk and the benefits of a silk pillowcase which is what her company the SilkLady produces.

Silk Lady

Its a known fact that sleep is a big contributor towards gorgeous, healthy glowing skin and gorgeous locks but until recently I’ve never thought much about my bedding contributing towards this factor, more specifically my pillow. If you are already on a strict skin and hair workout regime, you should invest toward to holy grail of skin care for your face, a beautiful silk pillowcase. The SilkLady provides beautiful quality 100% organic silk pillowcases which are anti-ageing, hypo-allergenic, natural skin care and good for your hair.

Silk is similar to human skin and one of its properties is a natural protein that contributes to skin wellbeing by renewing the rate in which the skin producing new skin cells which will result in the ageing processing being slowed down.Unlike normal pillowcases which can cause facial creases, which is a main contributor to wrinkles, the skin and hair can also be stripped of natural moistures and absorbed, which can result in dry skin and brittle hair. It may take some getting use to if you have been using a cotton pillowcase for years as silk will always have more slip and glide than cotton. This, however is the reason why you should invest in a quality silk pillowcase, the slip and glide of the silk is the reason for its effectiveness in preventing facial creases and dreaded morning bedhead! It may not answer your prayers 100% if you already have a serious problem with facial creases but they will diminish slightly and not be as exaggerated as with cotton.

“The Silk Lady pillowcases are naturally hypoallergenic. Since silk is a high molecular form of protein, it has a strong affinity for bio-organisms, and also has the unusual characteristic of preventing growth of micro organisms and bacteria. The closely woven nature of silk makes it inhospitable for dust mites – properties that have proven to ease conditions such as eczema and asthma. Silk is fungi immune and does not contain harmful trace chemicals and therefore resistant to mold and deterioration.”

The SilkLady pillowcases are a brilliant idea for a present for a lady of any age! Not sure what to get your mum, sister or auntie for Christmas? I think you do now!

The pillowcases are on special online at the moment for R310 each and you can purchase them online at www.thesilklady.com and be sure to follow them on Facebook too, let them know we sent you 🙂

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Is Makeup Really Harmful? Long Term Effects of Cosmetics.

Hiya Poutlings

Our makeup rotuines come just as naturally to us as putting on shoes before leaving the house. From foundation to eyeshadow, we can’t get enough of our beloved products. But can makeup actually harm while making you look good? New research says yes. I’ve studied this new research and come to the following conclusions to see what exactly goes on after we leave the powder room.

While we are all well aware that makeup contains chemicals, it’s the types we are dealing with that we turn the other cheek to. From scary names like PARABENS, it’s sometimes easier to pretend we didn’t notice and continue applying and while the makeup doesnt necessarily need a life threatening warning label like cigarettes for eample, it doesn’t hurt a bit more to know what you’re applying to your skin.

Although you may think you’re inferior to certain products because you don’t swallow or inhale them, it doesn’t mean your system is in the clear. Because you’re putting makeup directly on your skin, it enters your bloodstream almost immediately, and because many of us use multiple products throughout the day, it’s the mixing chemicals we need to watch out for.

Aside from the typical allergic reactions and annoying breakouts, these chemicals have potential to cause long-term damage. If you expose your skin to multiple products containing chemicals like parabens on a regular basis for an extended period of time, you up your risk for things like breast cancer, aging problems and reproductive impairments.

Other chemicals like petroleum, find in products such as lipice, is a mineral oil jelly that can do more harm than good. While we turn lipice with hopes of getting rid of our dry skin, this chemical can actually lead to dry skin, which completely cancels out the purpose of its placement.

So how can we avoid these chemical combination mishaps? First, read the labels of your makeup. Check out the fine print and read the box before you buy. You can also switch to organic makeup products with natural ingredients that won’t irritate your skin as much. Or, if you really want to make a change, go au naturale. – I am quite sure Sandylashxx has just had a heart attack. I’m sorry Sandy! 😀

All in all makeup isn’t a total disaster unless you drown your skin with multiple products 24/7/365.

To make this short and sweet – GIVE YOUR SKIN A BREAK ONCE IN A WHILE, but don’t be lazy. Everything in moderation dears, that is all.

*missfitz

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