Posts Tagged ‘Beauty’

Plait Away

After seeing Superficial Girl’s fabulous hair plait from Spoilt Salon I couldn’t help but try it myself. A plait/braid always looks amazing and can either be worn to a formal or informal event. So I – together with the assistance of Z1 – tried it on Z2. Although the final product didn’t look as fabulous as Superficial Girl’s – it’s not too bad for a first attempt; I think! Your thoughts?

P.s – please note this exercise was initiated and completed in a dodgy restaurant bathroom somewhere between Cape Town and Up the Creek!


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As I mentioned in my previous post regarding beauty – the Body Shop sale continued until 29 January so I headed to the closest branch and bought the most amazing Face, Body and Make-up Brushes.

Make-up brushes, to me, is like designer wear; once you know the feeling and quality you can never go back! So either you never buy anything designer or you buy it once and save up (time dependant) for another fantastic piece of heaven in your closet!

Anyway – back to the brushes. I had my first experience when Z1 bought her Body Shop Face and Body Brush (ahhhhh) and there it was; I had to get my own – so why not buy the whole set!?

The great thing – I got it at a really affordable price (because of the sale) yet the quality is impeccable!
In the Set you will receive the following:

1. Face and Body Brush

2. Eyebrow Brush and Comb

3. Eye-shadow Application Brush

4. Concealer and Lipstick Application Brush

To top it off – all of this is neatly packed away in a black pouch!

Best investment ever!!

If – again – my description wasn’t up to scratch; I’ve posted 2 images below:

Images via dottiek.com

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There’s nothing as fabulous as a Bronzer/Blusher – especially in Summertime; to accentuate your already beautiful sun-kissed tan or for those who doesn’t quite enjoy the sunny weather as much as I do – to fake a bronzed tan.

So to my (uber) delight I came across the Body Shop Sale while having breakfast with my mom; inevitably I had to excuse myself for a mere second (which turned into an occurring visit) to just have a ‘quick look’ at what’s on offer!

Oh what a sale can do to one – already financially strained – make-up and beauty obsessed woman. Nevertheless I scratched together my cents and purchased one of the best products I have ever come across – It’s a Bronzer/Shimmery Powder/Blusher (Real Name: Baked Domed Marbelized Compact) which accentuates and defines your cheekbone; leaves the (perfect) rosy tint on the apples of your cheeks and most importantly – leaves you feeling (and looking) amazing! So go, go, go – get yourself one as well. The sale ends on 29 January 2012! JUST in time for payday!

If my – sometimes strange – description didn’t quite cut it; here’s a picture!

Image via cbsg5861.blogspot.com

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As mentioned previously; I have turned my life around – I came to a point in my life where I had to be Honest with myself! 

I started watching what I put in my mouth as well as how much exercise I do in a week – this seems to be the only {healthy} option out there and I’m sticking to it! Done!

So, this is what I have learned over the Course of {more or less} 4 months:

1. It is {VERY} POSSIBLE To say NO. Especially aimed at Sweet indulgences – the sugar will kill you!

2. It is possible {and VERY EFFECTIVE} to incentivise your Workout Routine. Work out 3 times a week for 2 week=new pair of Shoes. Your wallet and waistline thanks you!!

3. Loosing weight is Difficult. Deal with it!

4. What you put in your mouth; needs to be used effectively within your workout.

5. Working out doesn’t allow you to eat whatever the hell you want. This will ruin you. You will NOT lose any weight. {UPSIDE: You can indulge [after you’ve reached a stable weight] in something..NOT EVERYTHING}

6. Don’t REWARD yourself with food – in the end you are ONLY FOOLING YOURSELF.

7. Lastly – you will Thank YOURSELF for what you have achieved. You will feel better; your skin will look better; your hair, nails – everything will just be better!!

P.S – TOP TIP {BEAUTY}: Moisturise, Moisturise, Moisturise. You can Thank me later!

Happy Exercising!


Image via livehealthyworkhard.tumblr.com

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O.k, so I came across this MAGNIFICENTLY AWESOME Lip gloss named: 2 Love my Lips! Not only is it fan-ta-bu-lous gloss but with your purchase you will also receive an Anti-Drink Spiking Detector Test! HOW COOL is that!?

Not only will you look fantastic, you will be SAFE as well – which is more important; don’t you think?

Steven Reed, Marketing Director of 2 Love my Lips sent this to me and frankly – I got such a FRIGHT; not just because of the Statistics but because I DIDN’T KNOW this about my own Country!! I’m sure I’m not the only one? 

“South Africa is one of the three major human trafficking hubs in the world,  mainly because of the lack of legislation to protect women and to go after these monstrous criminals.   South Africa also doesn’t have laws against drink spiking or human trafficking!  Not a single South African I’ve spoken to knew this and were shocked and surprised (as I was).  This can be confirmed with Nico Panagio who is the Chair for Missing Children SA , an NGO we are beginning to support. “

I love anything Beauty but I love being safe MORE – This is one amazing (Double Amazing) Product from 2 Love my Lips and I personally SALUTE you for bringing it to SA (It’s from the UK)!

Now you can Have your Cosmo and Spike Test it too! ENJOY!!

For more information on 2 Love my Lips – please visit www.2lovemylips.co.za or contact the Brand Manager,  Charne Slee at  info@2lovemylips.co.za.

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