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Guinot Hydra Tendre Review

A while ago, I was treated to a Guinot facial at Yemaya Spa & Hair in Sea Point for Cosmetix and Cindy Nell’s annual pamper party. One of the goodies I got given to try at home from my facial was a Guinot cleanser. This cleanser is part of their Hydra range which is probably not the most suited product for my skin needs but it certainly does hydration and it does hydration well. Guinot Hydra Tendre

Water is an indispensable source of life for the cells and well-being of the skin. A good moisture balance ensures a healthy complexion. The Hydra Tendre is described as being a “soft wash off cleansing cream“, and when applied to the skin you can literally feel it absorb into your skin as though your skin is absolutely parched, and as with most cleansers you rinse it off as normal with water and et voila – you have a clean smooth and hydrated face! The consistency of the cleansing cream is smooth with a light pink colour to it and it seems heavily fragranced and has a very perfume-y smell which is not unpleasant but I normally prefer less fragrance in my skincare products. When your skin is cleansed your skin feels soft and gentle and your face is left feeling refreshed.

I have been using the Guinot cleanser for the past 3 weeks and now my skin is actually over-hydrated which is not necessarily a problem but it is not the ideal solution for me as I do not suffer from dry or dehydrated skin so I will not be purchasing this cleanser again unless my skin needs change.

Unfortunately I have not been able to find the retail prices of what the cleanser goes for but it is available at Yemaya Spa and various other salons which offer the luxourious Guinot treatments for purchase.

xo flea143

Disclaimer: This product was given to me as a sample at an event. This has in now way altered my view of the product in anyway.

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Konjac 6 Wave Body Sponge

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A body spa treatment everyday? Yes please. That was my selling point when buying my latest purchase. The Konjac Sponge Co’s French Green Clay 6 Wave Body Sponge for Oily and Combination Skin. Confession time: I have not used a body sponge in years, in fact I can hardly remember when the last time was that I did! I have had a loofa in the shower which hardly got used, as I’d prefer to just use my body wash with my hands – quick, easy and fuss free but that being said, I have noticed that I am lacking a bit on exfoliating… I am not very good at it, don’t particularly enjoy the sensation and keeping up with it using body scrubs is something that I start out with good intentions but just never get round to doing it… not to mention its messy and requires a great deal of planning. So, after reading about the Konjac Sponge Co. and their philosophies I was intrigued and thought I should give it a try.

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The Konjac Sponge Co’s French Green Clay 6 Wave Body Sponge for Oily and Combination Skin

Essentially, The Konjac Sponge Co create a range of face and body sponges. The one I have been using (and loving) is the Konjac 6 Wave Body Sponge with French Green Clay (for Combination Skin) it a body sponge that doesn’t look very special. Taking it out of the packaging felt like somewhat of anticlimax, the dry sponge which when dry was not big and had a rough texture to it made me shudder at the thought of the sponge being rubbed against my skin. However once the Konjac sponge is completely wet the sponge feels like jelly and is incredibly smooth. The hidden powers of this much talked about sponge actually lie within the wet sponge. The Japanese have harnessed the benefits of the Konjac plant for centuries.

The Konjac body sponges have 6 ranges, one for every skin type (oily, problematic & spot prone skin; for combination skin; for dry and/or mature skin; for tired devitalised skin; for newborns; and one suitable for all skin types) and you’d be sure to find one to suit your specific skin needs and they can be used with or without soap to accelerate the skin cleansing process. The Konjac gently exfoliates, your skin feels incredibly soft and smooth once you are finished and not sensitve at all. The body sponges also assist with with preventing ingrown hairs which is an added bonus as those little buggars are sneaky and from my experience not easily avoided! If you shave, you can use the sponge to assist in lathering shaving foam/cream all while gently buffing the dead skin cells resulting in an even smoother shave.

From my first time using one in the shower, I made sure I massaged the sponge with a circular motion concentrating on all my delicate and problem areas of my skin along with my normal shower gel. I have not yet used the sponge entirely on its own as I prefer to use a body lotion but I will try this eventually! When I get out the shower I feel refreshed, and my skin feels conditioned, radiant and rejuvenated.

The bonus is that the sponge and its properties are 100% natural, and contains NO colouring or additives making it safe for everyone to use.

The downside – for a body sponge – especially for someone that hardly ever used a body sponge, it is not a cheap product. 27Pinkx sell this sponge for R230 and Beauty-Worx sell this sponge for R250 (where I got mine from) and just FYI both online shops ship for free. I ultimately believe my bank balance will forgive me because my skin feels revitalised, rejuvanted and FRESH.. thanks to my latest addition… Konjac! The sponge is not meant to last forever, but with proper care you can get up to 3 months out of the sponge by rinsing it properly by squeezing gently (never wringing) after use and leaving it to dry in an airy or warm dry place. Once the sponge has reached its life span, it is advisable to chuck it into your compost heap (if you have one) and let it go back to nature after serving you and your skin well.

x flea143

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Guest Contribution : Spec-tacular Guide to Designer Eyewear

With so many of our in the modern world being diagnosed with eye strain, glasses are becoming increasingly popular.  Do away with the infamous four-eyed label and inject some sartorial know-how into your look with these exciting eyeglasses.

 

Oliver Peoples

Oliver Peoples are known for their vintage, eclectic range of eyewear.  Featuring beautifully crafted frames with chic designs, Oliver Peoples’ glasses are instantly recognisable due to their unique, quirky styling.  A pair of OP specs is a great investment, fulfilling both the fashion and functionality factor. 

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Giorgio Armani

Armani are back on the eyewear scene and are proving that they are here to stay.  Their stunning collection includes directional forms, exquisite designs coupled with the finest materials.  These magnificent Armani glasses from Barnard Levit feature a fusion of black with tortoise shell.  This unique blend means these glasses are less severe than traditional thick, black rimmed glasses thus creating a soft, feminine look – perfect for small faces. 

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Lindberg

For glasses with a sleek Scandinavian twist, choose Lindberg.  This Danish eyewear brand produces sophisticated, stylish and functional frames for the sartorially savvy wearer.  Their spectacular range features lightweight, rimless titanium frames amongst other exciting designs. 

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Ray-Ban

Ray-ban have become synonymous with sunglasses.  Their stylish, edgy designs have amassed a loyal global fanbase for many years.  Their everyday glasses collection is just as alluring as their sunwear range and features the same directional designs and sophisticated styling that penetrates this coveted collection.  For reliable eyewear which is both luxurious and practical, choose Ray-Ban. 

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Cartier

Whilst Cartier is better known for their luxurious jewellery and exquisite timepieces, they have cast their net deeper into the accessories realm, creating an alluring eyewear collection.  Cartier have carried on their constant strive for luxurious products of the highest quality with their fantastic range of glasses.  Ticking all the boxes, Cartier glasses are sophisticated, stylish, comfortable, functional and durable – a winning combination. 

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All of these glasses are available from leading London Opticians, Barnard Levit

Author Bio: Rebecca is an avid writer and blogger.  Due to her constant computer usage she has recently bought her first pair of prescription glasses.  She frequently writes about health, lifestyle, wellness, fashion and anything else which takes her fancy.  You can follow her on twitter at @ms_jones419

Pout Perfection offers guest article contributions for more information please contact us at pout@poutperfection.com

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Product Review ~ Crabtree & Evelyn

Hello pretty poutlings!

Today I had a little bit of  “treat myself” time, and I was pleasantly surprised by some products that I received in my January Rubybox.

We received some Crabtree & Evelyn products and today I used the  Citron, Honey & Coriander body scrub and Body Soufflé. Goodness me, was I pleasantly surprised.  Not only does it smell absolutely divine, but the scrub really softens your skin and Soufflé is so soft and moisturising.

Crabtree & Evelyn was founded in 1972 by Cyrus Harvey. The company has evolved from a small, family-run business specialising in fine soaps from around the world, to an international company we known and respected for its original fragrances, luxurious toiletries, gourmet foods and gifts for those who enjoy a sophisticated lifestyle.

I would seriously recommend these products if you really want to treat yourself or someone close to you.

Best of all, they don’t test on animals!

Visit their website (Ps they have a 50% sale on now!)

Like their Facebook page

So go ahead, treat yourself a little…

Have a pouty perfect day!

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Product Review ~ Africology Neroli Body Balm

Hello poutlings!

Well well well, let me tell you about a wonderful product, that I just love and keep in my handbag at all times.

In my December Robybox I received a Africology Neroli Body Balm

This product sells for R210 for 125ml

Ok first off, as you know from some previous posts, I absolutely adore anything that contains Neroli oil. So It came as no surprise that I truly loved this product. Oh, and dare I mention it’s proudly South African?

Every Africology product is 100% natural and free from any potentially harmful chemicals and the aromatic, signature base blend of African potato, rooibos, aloe ferox and marula. This combination of ingredients has powerful healing and regenerative properties.

The Neroli Body Balm combines the signatures ingredients with Neroli oil.

This product is super moisturising, and as an added bonus, after a long day just add a teaspoon full of this product to your bath for a nourishing and relaxing bath. And since this a product for South Africa and the African sun, keep some in your bag for those sunny days when you had just a little too much sun, dabble some on your warm skin if you’re a little sun burnt and the balm will soothe your burned skin and keep it supple and soft.

I do hope to be able to try out some of these products in due time and tell you more about it.

Have a pretty pouting day!

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