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Flutter those Lashes with MD Lash

A while ago, I was introduced to the revolutionary lash growth serum from MD Lash.

MD LASH FACTORBefore embarking a long holiday and an extended time-away from home I religiously used this product for 6 weeks, I did not take it away with me because I thought I wouldn’t have time/remember to put it on every night and I actually regretted it because I had ample time and spent a lot of time on skincare and quick swoop of this stuff takes less than a minute, but anyway, I’m back on the MD bandwagon now that I am home. Simply, every evening after cleansing my face, one swoop of product to the upper eyelid like eye liner and went to sleep and let MD work its magic.

Since MD Lash contains active ingredients which stimulate the growth of your lashes, the product sometimes tingled on my upper lid. For the most part, it didn’t BUT occasionally when my eyes were more sensitive than normal, I would feel the product working. It was not unpleasant, but you can feel it doing something. From starting using MD Lash I managed to monitor my lash growth progress weekly for the initial THREE weeks and these are my results….

A little bit of background on me and eyelash history – I have never really been worried about my lash length or thickness. I think that fortunately being dark naturally and a fair length (not long, not short, just fine) I’ve always managed to fake the lash I want with the correct mascara and not to mention I am huge strip false lash fan…. I was a drag life in a previous life, I am sure.

Week one – I don’t think I noticed a difference at all. Week two – I don’t think I noted a difference. Week three – I was putting my mascara on one morning and nearly jumped out of my skin with excitement because I had a whole lot of lash to coat lavishly in mascara! See my BAZINGA moment below… I could certainly see a difference in length and I was seriously impressed. I am not sure since then if from then they have grown longer, but they certainly feel a lot thicker and fuller.

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The best thing about being able to document my first three weeks was that the difference between week 1 and 2 was gradual, as you can see above and it was also a gradual transition from week 2 to week 3, however, look at the difference from week 1 to week 3 and you can definitely see a big difference.

This was my very own bazinga moment when applying mascara sometime after week 2 and I thought to myself, damn my lashes are looking good. Thanks MD Lash for letting me actually appreciate them!

This was my very own bazinga moment when applying mascara sometime after week 2 and I thought to myself, damn my lashes are looking good. Thanks MD Lash for letting me actually appreciate the frames of my eyes 🙂

I have recommended this product to a family friend who has undergone chemo and lost all her hair, she is in the process of getting her hands on some MD Lash of her own and I’m excited to see hear about her progress!

MD Lash is available at selected clinics and salons nationally and retails for 3 months supply R900 or 6 months supply for R1,400. For more information or a salon closest to you contact Conquest for more information.

x flea143

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Product review ~ Renokin Lash Lash

Hello Poutlings

Disclaimer: this product was sent to me for review purposes, however bear in mind this has not altered my view of this product in any way.

I hope you are all keeping warm and safe with this rainy weather.

I was sent the Renokin Lash Lash eyelash enhancer for review.
Firstly, I do love the packaging, though I like anything in earthy tones.

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Product description:

eyelash enhancer enriched with peptide complex. Helps to improve the appearance of natural lash length, fullness and thickness.

The product is a colorless, odorless gel that you apply with a small brush to your upper lash line at least once a day, after washing your face of course. It does give a soft tingly feeling after a few seconds but I’m afraid that ladies who are sensitive to most products might not like the tingling and might interpret it as an irritation or burning sensation.

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I have used this product for a month now and sadly I cannot say that I have seen any change in the condition of my lashes, except for actually getting an ingrown eyelash though I doubt this was caused by the product.

I’m sorry to say, but this product is not a winner for me. If any of you Poutlings have however tried it and had good results, please let us know.

Love and light!
NFNT

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Product review: Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair Booster Serum

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for review purposes, however bear in mind this has not altered my view of this product in any way.

Hello Poutlings

Well well, today I am very pleased to tell you all about this product.

I was sent the Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair Booster Serum for review.

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I have been using it in conjunction with my current beauty routine and dare I say I am muchly impressed with the results.

This serum claims the following:

clinically validated age-defy and blemish clearing results with an authentically organic antioxidant rich juice base.

This ultra light serum is power packed with an optimum dose of fruit stem cells that boosts the skin ability to regenerate and accelerates cell turnover.

Well Poutlings, dare I say, with my problem-combination-sometimes-oily skin, since adding this serum to my beauty routine, I have not had 1 serious pimple or break out, my skin is not so sensitive and any scarring & inflammation that I had has virtually disappeared.

My skin feels smoother, more moisturised and best of all, as this product is light weight, my skin doesn’t feel tight at all. Plus I have that all natural glow that we all want.

I would gladly purchase this product in future and so should you!

You can order the entire range on Natures Colours.com. The serum is priced at about R900 but the other products are not as pricey and fall within the same price range as products that you buy at speciality skin clinics.

Have a lovely weekend Poutlings !

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#DermalogicaSuccess Event

Hiya Poutlings

Anyone that has followed our blog for a while will know without a doubt, that I am not very loyal to my makeup brands simply because there are TOO many I LOVE, but I am so loyal to MY skincare brand, Dermalogica.

I was thrilled when I was invited to this very special lunch event on Monday afternoon at the Westin, Cape Town which featured the 2 founders of Dermalogica and the masterminds behind the products and education. We started off with a gorgeous lunch, then proceeded to watch and listen to the very inspiring people on the stage.

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Ray & Jane Wurwand

This is a power couple of note, who are seriously passionate about what they do. That passion and vision is evident in their product, Dermlaogica. They founded Dermalogica in the 1980s. Jane noticed a lack of results driven products in the marketplace and decided to do something about it.

The very first thing that set Dermalogica apart from many exisiting skincare ranges was the ingredients that they used in their products, which seems silly now but as Jane so aptly explained it – in the ’80s it was all about having pink products for oily skin, green products for combination, etc.

Dermalogica’s stance of using artificial colours, synthetic fragrances, S.D. alcohols, lanolin or mineral oils that other companies were using really set them apart from the rest of the cosmetic industry at the time, simply put they insisted on much higher quality ingredients – ones that would rather help your skin than harm it.

Even back in the ’80s (before I was born) the FDA in the States required products to be listed on retail items, Dermalogica were the pioneers in placing ingredient listing onto their professional products which logically, makes even more sense than having the ingredients listed on retail products as the skin therapist can know exactly what she is putting on your skin.

Fun facts about this power couple:

  • Ray Wurwand is South African, he grew up in Worcester and went to UCT.
  • Ray and Jane both lived in Cape Town,  before emigrating to the states, Jane worked in skincare while she lived here.
  • Jane is passionate about social media and you can follow her on Twitter @Dermalogicajane
  • They have two children, both girls.
  • Their business philosophy on coping with a hectic work life and home life is inspiring “It’s not about balance, it’s about resilience.”

“Chanel is a company I admire. They are modern yet have stayed true to who they essentially are.” – Jane Wurwand

Doctor Diana Howard & Annet King

Doctor Diana Howard is the vice president of research and development at Dermalogica and is the most interesting scientist I’ve come across in a while. Annet King is the director of global education. They were both there to shed some light on their latest product launching in South Africa in August, Dermalogica Ultrasmoothing Eye Serum.

Doctor Diana Howard shed some light on how more effective a serum is around the eye area, rather than a cream as a serum is generally a thinner substance. By virtue and the nature of the substance you get higher concentrations of actives and get them to go into your skin quickly and effectively. Serums also deposit concentrated doses of active ingredients and nutrients on the skin. They are the fastest growing category as consumers seek to aggressively address the signs of skin aging.

Annet King added that its great for reducing “puffiness” and waking up the eyes in the morning or even as a mid day pick-me-up as she described using it over her makeup after hours of sitting in front of the computer, she also mentioned that she wears more makeup than a drag queen, so – she’s one of us pouters! 😉

I will be sure to review the product in full detail for you, as I was utterly spoilt and got my own Ultrasmoothing Eye Serum to take home to try – you will all have to wait for August till you can get your paws on it too.

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A little history on my love affair with Dermalogica
I first encountered Dermalogica when I was a spotty faced arrogant teenager and first started going to a salon close to my home, called the Coliseum, in Johannesburg in the early 2000’s. This salon, was of course, the salon I religiously went to for years upon years of skin treatments – I fell in love with how my skin felt after a facial… however I could not afford the products, and still being in school my mother laughed at the prices and would rather send me for facials instead so every time I went to the Coliseum I would simply swoon at the products on display.
Roll on about 7 years later and I was turning 21, in 2011. I was a bit depressed, felt a bit old, and my skin was in a BAD condition. My amazing skin therapist in Johannesburg Nathalie slowly got me buying the products one by one, (one a month to be precise) and voila, I was in a whirlwind romance with this brand and all the great stuff it does for ones skin. I promise, my product reviews are coming one day… soon….. if someone can give me about 5 hours extra day! lol

thank you Dermalogica for such a wonderful day at the Westin!

x missfitz

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