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Guest Contribution : Naturals Beauty Essential Collection Milk Cleanser

I love natural products and this was the first time that I used products from Naturals Beauty. I was sent a Milk cleanser  from their essentials collection.Naturals Beauty Essential Collection Milk Cleanser

Naturals Beauty is a Cape Town based family company that makes all natural products that are free from Petrochemicals, Parabens, Synthetic Fragrances and any harmful chemicals. The company was started when they realised the South African  market were seriously lacking natural beauty products that were free from nasties.

They aim to supply products that are affordable, have great quality and are totally natural.

It contains the following ingredients:

Polyphenols (Apple extract) – Has anti-ageing properties.

Omega Oils (Avocado oil) – Moisturise, Smooth, hydrate and refresh.

Sutherlandia and Cucumber – Keeps the skin healthy and radiant.

The milk cleanser has a creamy, thick consistency(it is not at all runny and watery like you would expect a milk cleanser to be, it is more like a lotion)  and smells wonderful. The scent is not too overpowering and you can smell it is naturally fragranced. It felt sheer and creamy when I applied it to my face. I gently massaged it into my skin and rinsed it. My skin was clean, refreshed, soft, smooth and any traces of my makeup was gone. I have been using it for two weeks now and it has not irritated my skin in any way, nor has it clogged my pores or left me with breakouts. This product actually calmed down my seriously over-stimulated skin in a very soft, yet effective way.

I love the fact that it is all natural and that it is so extremely gentle on my skin. I will definitely explore the Naturals beauty range more in future.

You can find these online at www.busweb.org and you pay only R80.00 for a 125ml bottle, which I think is great value considering there went so much time and love into this product. You can also follow Naturals Beauty on Twitter @Naturals_Beauty

About the author, Leandra Bothma of a Total Loss For Words IMG_20317206100256-2 I am a  32 year old wife, mother, daughter and breast cancer survivor. I am obsessed with beauty and books and if I can smell it, use it, taste it, read it or eat it then I will most probably write about it if it strikes my fancy!


You can follow Leandra on Twitter @atalossforword

Disclaimer: This product was in a goodie bag at a #BWB event. This has in no way altered our view of the product in anyway.

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Optiphi Refine-Foliant

A couple of weeks ago, at the wonderful #CptBloggerMeet, read what the lovely Leana had to say about the event here we were given the most fantastic goodie bags, one of the many products in these goodies bags was a tiny blue vile, which looks like its jumped out of a medical cabinet. This is the Optiphi Refine-Foliant.Optiphi Refine-Foliant

To make life easier, this is their website definition and instructions

Smooth Radiance Exfoliator

An active chemical exfoliant for smooth radiant skin, our triple advanced complex is designed to leave your skin looking toned, supple and refined.

Directions for Use:

Apply on face, neck & decollete.

Leave on for 5minutes, thereafter rinse well.

Avoid contact with eye

Now, the website doesn’t make mention of the little pro tips that the wonderful Optiphi reps told me (I love them, this was my second time meeting them!), so I’ll share my experience with you and the tips I picked up from the lovely reps!optiphi

I was told, once the bottle is open, there is enough for 2 applications; I felt like there was enough in the bottle for 3 applications but I smothered it on my face, and it felt like a watered down gel, and once that bottle is open you must use the refine-foliant within 7 days otherwise the active ingredients will not be as effective…  They also told me to cleanse my face before applying the refine-foliant, which makes sense but its not on the instructions 😉  I left mine on for 10 minutes because I’m a rebel… I then jumped in the shower and when I got out I couldn’t stop touching my skin after applying my normal toner and moisturiser. I am obsessed and I know, I shouldn’t be touching my skin so much but I don’t care…. it’s so smooth!

There is something special about using high quality skin care products that give an instant result; Optiphi, as always has never disappointed me and I will be buying more of this lovely refine-foliant for a monthly skin treat. It retails between R520 – R6540 and is available at selected salons and spas.

Be sure to check out their website; like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @optiphi for some other enticing skin treats, leave them a line and let them know we referred you!

x flea143

Disclaimer: as stated above I did not buy this product, however it was a gift from an event I attended – this has not altered my view of the product in anyway.


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Product review ~ Elizabeth Arden Intervene Radiance Boosting Moisture Cream SPF15

Hello poutlings!

So, it’s almost weekend and almost holidays for most of us. Where will you be travelling to?

Today we will discuss Elizabeth Arden Intervene Radiance Boosting Moisture Cream SPF15 which I also received in my November Rubybox

This product sells for R460 for 50ml

As you know by now I’ve recently fallen inlove with these Elizabeth Arden Intervene products.

As a great compliment to my EA 3-in-1 Cleanser, Exfoliator and primer, I couldn’t wait to start using this product, and it was all worth it.

Use the Moisture Cream in the mornings after a good cleanse.

My skin was radiant, clear and had a natural looking glow while using the product. The texture also improved and my skin felt hydrated the whole day.

It also helps to iron out those fine lines, and prevent new ones, but I don’t have lines and wrinkles yet.

I loved the sample size so much that I eventually went and bought myself a full size INTERVENE Radiance Boosting Moisture Lotion SPF 15, I just prefer lotion over cream.  It has exactly the same benefits and I dare say my skin is in a better condition now than it has ever been.

So my recommendation on this product, YOU owe it to yourself!

Have a pouty perfect day!

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