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Feeling MEH? Some FIRE THERAPY Will Sort You Out…

Hiya Poutlings! ❤

Once upon a time when the world was still new, humanity started drafting its long-running list of dangerous, idiotic things done in the name of youth and beauty. In ancient Greece, blonde hair was valued above all, women lightened their tresses with arsenic… which later become a popular ingredient for face powder *clickety click*. Venetian Cerise, a skin whitening cosmetic considered the best of its time, contained white lead that would eventually cause sores, organ damage and death. Similarly, the first kohl was made of dark lead, which Egyptians proceeded to put in and around their eyeballs. Because that’s a good place to lead…. aaaand let’s not start with Elizabeth Bathory, the bloody, excuse the pun, Blood Countess, who bathed in and drunk the blood of hundreds of virgins to keep herself looking youthful. To Liz’s credit, she lived pretty long for her time period. Maybe she was onto something? Anyway.

With all the experience we shallow humans have had risking our lives (and ending the lives of others) to improve our looks, you’d figure we might stop sometime. And yet!! The beauty coups just keep getting weirder. And when the weird gets super-weird, it packs up its under-eye bags and heads to Asia, where it will then undergo huǒ liáo, Huǒ liáo, simply translated to “fire treatment” is a widely practiced form of alternative therapy, performed all over China at “beauty salons” and “therapy centers“. It involves in soaking a towel in a specially prepared “secret elixir” before placing it on the “problem area“. Then some alcohol is added as “starter fluid“. And then they set it on FIRE.

make your eyes shine by..... setting them on fire???

make your eyes shine by….. setting them on fire???

The fire therapy is pretty straightforward, but as for why people do this and what it actually does… eh, who knows? Places that practice huǒ liáojust make ambiguous claims such as “You’ll feel great“. This particular photo was posted on a Chinese message board by a woman who said, “My mom went to get her face done at the beauty salon so I went with her. What I saw… instantly shoecked me.”

….so next time your aesthetician squeezes your pores a little too hard (extractions), just thank your lucky stars you’re not in China, where they’d be taking setting fire to face faster than you can say, “That’s not a pimple, it’s a birthmark!”.

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*missfitz

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BORN THIS WAY? Yes, Insecure to the Bone

Hiya Poutlings

I’m sure by now that most of you are aware that I’ve never ever bought into this women… For example, just two weeks ago she was banging on about the media hoo-ha of her weight gain, then she posted a series of photographs of her in her underwear (of doing sit-ups around the clock for a week) accompanied a “Body Revolution” campaign urging others to embrace their bodies. The mixed message of “embrace who you are” with “look I’m thin again” doesn’t agree with me… and I really do not give a shit if she DID suffer from bulimia and/or annorexia since she was a teenager, she has a social responsibility to fufil as her target market is a young generation with young minds, and I must be honest, I don’t believe the bullshit that comes out of her mouth anyway.

So she’s gone back to parading her bod as a matter of business, because frankly, her music is not her main business…. On Friday she went for lunch and Les Pirates, Juan Les Pins in the South of France in a bikini top/bra and denim shorts – so desperate for us to see that she’s toned up again.

I do not call this a Body Revolution, to me that is simply treating your body like a piece of meat. Oh yes, she likes to wear meat too…

I question the likes Yoko Ono and Oprah Winfrey praising Draga as a role model to misaligned youth. The message I’m receiving from Gaga is: Cover your body when it doesn’t meet your perception of society’s expection, then crash diet and compulsively exercise, and walk around half naked to prove that you’ve got a hot bod again.

As I’ve always believed, and it has now been proved yet again, she was in fact BORN THIS WAY, insecure!! She needs a warning label for the under 18s.

So anyway, Draga went back to her fail safe of early 2012 injecting the “Lady” back into her look for the launch of her ironical expensive hooker scent, Fame, at Harrods this weekend. Draga arrived to her appearance in a gold horse drawn carriage. Classy.

for this occassion, Lady Gaga got her RuPaul on with full length figure-hugging black dress, massive hair, winged Winehouse eyes and baroque horror claws… what the feck?

Eleganza!

 I rest my case…

*proceeds to step off my Soapbox*

**missfitz

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Product Review ~ Carita Progressif Anti-Age Pearl of Youth for Lips

Hello pretty poutlings!

So today under my spotlight is Carita Progressif Anti-Age Pearl of Youth for Lips  which I received in my November Rubybox

 

This product sells for R610 for 15ml

 

So we all love French products, but I just couldn’t get my head, or lips, wrapped around this one.

 

This is a beautifying anti-ageing emulsion that nourishes the lips and helps repair them while smoothing out fine lines. This volumising  peptide restores your lips youthfulness leaving them young and plump and sassy and soft and moisturised again.

 

Use it twice a day, in the morning and evening on clean dry lips.

 

This product does contain Pearl powder extract, phytokine ( A soy extract which rebuilds the dermis), anti-glycation peptides, bio-hyaluronate de sodium, volumising peptide, pink pearlescent pigments and plum oil. Although it’s a perfectly light pink color, I just couldn’t get used to the grainy feel of the product. Whether it is the pearl powder or something else, the grainy feel on my lips just drove me absolutely insane.

 

My suggestion, visit your nearest beauty counter and get a trial or sample size of this product before you decide to buy it.

Have a pouty perfect day!

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