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Guest Contribution : First Impressions of Wet N Wild Nail Polish

For months I have been hearing about this beauty brand and that it was only available in certain Clicks stores. So when curious me got to try out a Red and a Glittery polishes I was rather happy.IMG-20150308-00011

I generally hate red on nails but decided I would use it paired with a glittery red on an accent finger. I totally love the brush , smooth strokes and no excessive polish dripping all over. I used a base coat and 2 coats of the polish. Extremely impressed as its lasted me 5 days before it started chipping and that to me was the sign to remove it. During the festive season I tried on the glittery on I used it as an overcoat of a beige/brown colour. I had to use several coats to get the colours of the glitter evenly over my nail. Once on it was rather pretty and I did get a few compliments. And the removing the glitter polish was a nightmare it took me ages, I scrapped and had to soak my nails. I wasn’t impressed with that and since then I have not used glitter polishes again.IMG-20150308-00012

I am keen to try out the other colours and products in the Wet n Wild range, I just wish more stores with stock them.

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A 30 something South African Indian woman living, laughing, loving and trying to find her way back after a long stint abroad. A million stories a million laughs to share from a journey where I have been blessed to meet some really amazing humans. A domestic goddess with a love of food, books, travelling, cocktails and the colour pink…… Welcome to my world sit back and enjoy my adventures………

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Disclaimer: These products were sent as part of a press preview, this has not altered the view of these products in anyway.

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Introducing Zoya Nail Products

Hello Poutlings

Well it’s almost the long weekend! Yay!

Today I want to tell about a new nail care range from Zoya.

I was recently invited to one of the product launches hosted by Isma Theron de Wit (who also by the way is an awesome makeup artist) .

I was very pleasantly surprised by this product. As I am very hard wearing when it comes to nail polishes and very few of them actually stay on my nails for more than half a day, this is one of those very products that actually lasts and looks gorgeous.

Zoya was created by Ms Zoya Reyzis and her husband afterthought left native Russia in 1979 to make the US their new home. They decided to make a new line of nail treatments after she fell pregnant and showed sings of allergy towards her regular nail products.

Zoya obtained her cosmetology license and together with her husband, an advanced chemist they set about creating this new line of long wearing toxin-free polish.

Their collection of close to over 500 shades of lacquer is completely free of toluene, formaldehyde, DPB and camphor and formaldehyde resin. These ingredients are found in traditional nail polishes.

As this brand was the first to be “big 5 free” you can rest assured that it is also safe for pregnant mums to use.

As the lacquers are based on demand, you can be assured that your bottle is fresh and new and has not been mass produced and left on a shelf to try and thicken. The bottles are made of Italian glass and the brushes are Spanish, their products are packed in the US and none of their products are made in China.

These are just some of the colors:

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Not only do they have nail polishes, but they also have lip glosses, lip therapies, lip plumpers, hand and foot treatments and spa treatments.

These are my favorite colors:

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Especially the purple, it’s a gorgeous Matt color and doesn’t chip very easily like most matt colors do.

I am really excited to see this product grow in SA and become very popular. Based on their marketing exposure that they have been getting in all the top magazines ( Lucky, Women’s Health, In Style, People, and other blogs) they are really going strong and definitely are not having problems.

Be sure to follow them on Twitterverse : zoya_fairy_pta
Facebook Zoya SA

Best of all, Zoya is cruelty free!

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So go have a look and have a very colorful weekend!

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Half Dressed Models Pose With Coffins in a Calender

The world has used half dressed women to market totally unrelated products, to your normal half dressed women for ages generally to young men who are more interested in the girl in the picture than the product they are standing with and well, it works because sex sells, and this coffin firm is no different.

2014 calender aims to express 'perfect harmony between Lindner coffins and natural wood, blue sea, red flowers, green fields and beauty of the female body'

2014 calender aims to express ‘perfect harmony between Lindner coffins and natural wood, blue sea, red flowers, green fields and beauty of the female body’

Yes, you read correctly. Coffin firm, Lindner,  makes over 11,000 caskets a month and are the largest producer of coffins in Poland has released a 2014 calender featuring half dressed women showing their ASSets and posing alongside caskets.

Last year, the Catholic church in Poland condemned Lindner’s calender saying human death should be respected and not mixed with sex but that hasn’t deterred Lindner from producing their 2014 calender which is the fifth installment in their provocative adverts. The church was so bold to say that the calenders were ‘inappropriate’ but Zbigniew Lindner, the firms owner, defends them.

“My son had the idea of creating the company’s calender so that we could show something half-serious, colourful, beautiful; the beauty of Polish girls and the beauty of our coffins, so much work goes into our coffins that are only seen for a few moments at the funeral. We wanted to show that a coffin shouldn’t be a sacred object – it’s furniture, it’s the last bed you’ll ever sleep in. It isn’t a religious symbol. Its a product. Why are people so afraid of coffins and not of business suits, cosmetics or jewellery?”

Here are some of their previous Miss Months for the past 4 years…

Miss SeptemberMiss October 2010Miss March

Miss March 2011Miss June 2010 Continue reading

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