Friday, October 17, 2014

{I've Tried That} ♥ Skin Republic Foot Peel
Friday, October 17, 2014 0 Comments

When sandal-wearing season swings around I normally start to panic. I hate feet. It's as simple as that. If someone touches me with their feet I screech and if I have to touch my own feet I screech even louder. But since I'm a beauty blogger and I occasionally enjoy donning a pair of sandals I have to suck it up and haul out the foot files, foot creams, masks and now peels. I'm noticed this sachet at Clicks and Dis-Chem many times before, but like I just mentioned my eyes normally gloss over when it comes to 'feet maintenance'. However, when Abby from One Stiletto At A Time recently recommended this foot peel I decided to give it a go. I can happily report back and say that I'm glad I did. This might not be the most glamorous post, but it certainly is one of the most relevant ones for this time of the year if Winter wasn't kind to your trotters (in my case hooves).
The Skin Republic foot peel combines 15 plant extracts into a serum that coats the inside of the booties pictured above. This includes Gingko Biloba (encourages the natural production of collagen), Green Tea (rich in antioxidants), Lavender Extract (stimulates cell growth) and Olive Fruit Extract (promotes smooth and supple skin). The Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) found inside the serum removes dead skin cells and that's what leaves you with silky soft feet afterwards. The whole process is ridiculously easy. You cut the booties on the suggested cut lines and slip them onto your feet for 90-120 minutes. I usually use masks for the recommended time so I left these booties on for the full 2 hours. My feet immediately felt softer and the serum even left them smelling nice.
The peeling process is supposed to start within a week and after a few days I started to become impatient. But on day 8 my feet slowly started to peel. There was a mixture of flaking and actual pieces of small skin peeling off. It's definitely not the prettiest thing to look at, which is why I'm not subjecting you guys to a photo. The peeling lasted for about 4 days and my feet, especially my 'problem' areas were considerably smoother and softer. I will definitely be adding this to my "Get ready for Summer" shopping list every year. After a dry winter I finally have sandal-ready feet again.

You can purchase this Skin Republic/Logic foot peel from various shops. Try Clicks, Dis-Chem, Rubybox, Red Square or Edgars. You will pay somewhere between R85 - R100. They are well worth the price!

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

{REVIEW} Inoar Extreme Premium Hair Oil
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 8 Comments

If you guys read my previous INOAR review then you're probably already familiar with this Brazilian hair care brand. I raved about their Argan oil and guess what, I'm about to do the same for this product. I'm going to start off my saying that I'm extremely happy that they decided to use a pump bottle this time round for their premium product. That was my only real gripe with the previous Argan hair oil. Good job, Inoar!
The formula is light and silky and the scent can only be described as heavenly. I'm pretty sure the fragrance can be attributed to the long list of amazing ingredients. Top of the list is an ingredient that was even given to baby Jesus by the wise men - Myrrh. There's a reason why this spice was considered extremely valuable. I mean it was even considered as highly as gold was. It's a powerful antioxidant, anti-fungal, antiseptic and antiseptic essential oil. Amazingly, it also strengthens the grip your scalp has on hair roots therefore helping to prevent hair loss. I like the sound of that.

Aside from Myrrh, this premium hair oil also contains a blend of Argan oil, Macadamia oil and Rose oil. The last ingredient being ideal for hair hydration. Rose oil is perfect for those of you with dry, damaged or brittle hair. Lastly, there are also silicones in this hair oil and that obviously does contribute to the silky texture it gives your hair. However, even with all these rich ingredients the Inoar premium hair oil is still lightweight and non-greasy. It doesn't weigh down my very fine hair or leave me looking like an oil slick. The product melts into your hair. Score! I apply one pump onto damp hair (from the mid-shaft down) before styling and the result is shinier, softer, smoother hair that's less frizzy, looks healthier and smells incredible. Guess what? This little wonder oil also helps with nasty split ends. To be completely honest I always find myself reaching for this hair oil over all my others.

The Inoar Extreme Premium Hair Oil sells for R545 at selected salons. Check out their Facebook page for more information.

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Friday, October 10, 2014

{VIDEO} 5 Favourites Friday ♥
Friday, October 10, 2014 4 Comments

This week's 5 Friday Favourites is a bit more on the splurgy side. I'm featuring a couple of things I've been loving and by chance they're also mostly products that were sent to me for review purposes. But you guys know me by now. I'm always honest about products and I wouldn't rave about something unless I loved it. What have you been loving this month?
The items that I mentioned are as follows:
1. The Makeup Bullet (R300)
2. Ordinary Skincare Eye Gel (R450)
3. Lancome Grandiose Mascara (R399)
4. Mr Price Peplum Skirt (R19.95)
5. Revlon Brow Fantasy (R120)

What I'm wearing in the video:
♥ MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation in NW20
♥ Benefit Hervana Blush
♥ MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in 'Medium'
♥ MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NW15
♥ Wet n Wild 'Knock on Wood' Eye Shadow Palette
♥ Avon Glimmer Stick in Black
♥ Essence Extra Long Lasting Eyeliner Pen in Black
♥ Lancome Grandiose Mascara
♥ Revlon Brow Fantasy in 'Brunette'
♥ Accessorize Diamond Sparkle Lipgloss in Bewitch
♥ Morgan Taylor Nail Polish in 'Make me Blush'.

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