Friday, 18 August 2017

Inoar Hair Botox Treatment Lowdown and Review

Hi guys. Happy Friday. Today is FREEZING - I'm on my third cup of coffee for the day already . How was your week ? Any fun weekend plans ?

Last Sunday I was lucky enough to be invited to try out the new Inoar Hair Botox treatment at Sorbet Dunkeld . As I mentioned before I love the Inoar Absolute Blond range so I was excited to try this treatment - as my hair can always do with a boost. I take great pride in looking after my hair and trying to keep it in tip top condition - especially taking extra steps since going blonder.

So ... What is the Inoar Hair Botox treatment ? This is a hair treatment containing fatty acids , argon oil , Shea butter , hydrolysed keratin and grape extract . The treatment is rich in Vitamin A , C and E which will help protect your hair . It's also rich in antioxidants that fight free radicals. 
The treatment is pretty easy and not too time consuming - Your hair gets washed, the treatment applied for 30 minutes and then rinsed out.
 The Benefits ?
Restores and Hydrates
Promotes Hair Growth
Strenghtens Hair
Volume Reduction
Frizz Reduction
Curl Reduction
Manageable Hair
Reduces knots and easily detangles Hair
Adds Shine
The treatment also includes a Blow dry - and let me tell you the ladies at Sorbet Dunkeld know what they are doing. The blow dry was amazing and I left the salon feeling like a fairy princess. (They have  awesome cappuccino's that are super yummy too !  )
My results ? Awesome soft hair that was super soft and with a lot less frizz. The treatment lasts about 4 weeks and makes a awesome boost for your hair with the change of season.
If your hair needs a little extra boost - I would HIGHLY recommend you give the Inoar Botox Treatment a try.
Thanks again to Danielle and Sorbet Dunkeld for inviting me to try this amazing treatment.
Sorbet Dunkeld info :
Address : Cnr Bompas Road and Jan Smuts Avenue , Dunkeld Shopping Centre , Shop 2A , Dunkeld , Johannesburg , 2196
Phone : 011 325 2921
* Although I was invited to try the treatment - all thoughts and opinions are my own*

Monday, 14 August 2017

New Products on My Beauty Desk - August Edition

Hi guys . Happy Monday . How was your weekend ? My weekend was pretty chill - I tested out the ? Inoar Hair Botox treatment and will be giving you guys a full review later this week. 

Today I'm sharing some new goodies on my beauty desk. This isn't everything I got - some products I kept aside for specific posts . This month I got a mixture of some new goodies to play with - I haven't had a chance to play with everything yet - but will most likely test out the rest over the next week or so. If there is anything you'd like a full review on - feel free to let me know.

So let's jump into the products.

 Milani Conceal and Perfect 2-1 Foundation and Concealer in Creamy Vanilla
When Milani SA launched I was really excited to pick up this foundation. This was the top item on my wish list to try . The foundation was pretty decently priced (At R150 ) and free delivery for August. Bargain ! I have used this foundation for a week now and I can't see myself putting it down anytime soon. The coverage is AMAZING , it's extremely long lasting and the finish is a soft matte finish without clinging onto drier spots on my skin. I'm really impressed and will do a few review really soon. 

Essence Instant Matt Make-Up Fixing Spray
I picked this up on a whim when I got some of the Essence Wake Up and Spring range I'll be reviewing soon. So far I like this setting spray - I used the Avene Eau Thermale Water but since the weather is warming up I wanted something that would help keep my make-up matte. I like how this doesn't make my skin super dry and tight after using it - and it's pretty affordable which is a HUGE bonus. 

Hean Face Contour Palette
I am in LOVE with the mauve toned blush in this palette. I can't put it down . The colour is pretty long lasting and fades nicely during the day. I haven't tried the contour shades or the darker blush - but I'm sure I will soon. This is such a gorgeous pigmented palette and definitely worth investing in. 
Lip goodies
I have 4 new lip products I'm planning to try out soon - I had a really bad food allergy so I'm just waiting for that to completely clear before I start wearing some lip products again. I picked up one of the new Revlon SPF Lip balms , an Avon Mark plumping lip gloss and some Hean Liquid Matte lippies. I'm really excited to try them out - they all seem promising . 
Catrice ICONails Gel Lacquer in Donut Worry Be Happy I will be doing a full post and wear test (I worn it a million times since getting it ) so I will keep my thoughts here short and sweet. I love the colour and I like that this polish doesn't need a million steps. Just this polish - no top coat or base coat. Wear time is also pretty decent. I will be picking up another colour or two and sharing the full post soon. 

 Hean Luxury Sugar Lip Peeling Scrub and Lip Elixir
As I mentioned , I had a horrible reaction to a food allergy and it resulted in sore lips that tend to peel. Lush lip scrubs are WAY to harsh - so I decided to pick up this combo with Glamore Cosmetics Woman's Day special. So far I''m LOVING them and will be doing a full review on both products. The scrub is super gentle yet effective and the Lip Elixir is life saving. 

How was YOUR weekend ? 

Monday, 7 August 2017

July Favourites

Hi guys. Happy Monday. How was your weekend ??

I totally skipped June favourites last month - as June was such a crazy busy month . I don't have too many favourites this month - as I didn't want to repeat most from last month - so I'm including all the newer favourites and sharing them with you guys today . But first let's hop into the non beauty related favourites .

July was a much better month though - and even included a little getaway with the family to the beach .  That definitely was one of the magical moments of the month - a much needed getaway with my kiddo. Even though it was Winter - we had the most amazing weather for the whole week- perfect for spending most of the day at the beach relaxing. 

While on holiday (and actually while shopping at Lush ) Tanya suggested I have to try Wicked Donuts. I'm so bummed we don't have one close to us but I think that's a good thing - and I'm sure my waistline would agree. I had the most awesome Top Deck donut - and even went back for another one later the week. If you ever in Durban and looking for amazing donuts - you need to pop in and try one. Word of warning though - the choices all look extremely tempting . 
Now onto the actual beauty favourites. I love the Essence single eye shadows - and in July this was the most worn combo I was into. The two colours are Purple Cloud (purple colour ) and It's Mauvie Time. Again - on me personally these eye shadows last basically the whole day . I pop Mauvie Time into the crease and pop a little Purple Cloud all over the lid. 
Inoar Absolute Speed Blond Shampoo and Conditioner
I have mentioned I'm in the process of colouring my hair lighter - and let's be real - blond sometimes goes brassy and meh pretty quickly. I LOVE the results of the products. I cheated a little bit in July and kept the shampoo in a little bit longer - and I love how much whiter and brighter my hair looks. It fakes a salon visit when you really can't squeeze in time to pop into a salon to touch up your highlights. This has most certainly saved me from looking crazy yellow - and I get complemented when I use this shampoo - so many people am sure I pop into a salon for a toner every week. 
Essence Colour Correcting Liquid Concealer in Wake Up Effect and Avon Ideal Flawless Matte Liquid Concealer. I love these both for different reasons. The Essence one is amazing to use on foundation to brighten up your undereye area and fake looking awake and getting enough sleep. This won't cover dark circles - but I don't have dark circles that needs concealing. I love how I look much more awake and ready to tackle the day. The Avon one I love for being super matte and long lasting. This is perfect to cover up imperfections. On days where I have a little redness issue around and on my nose - I will use this instead of foundation to cover those areas. With this concealer a little really goes a long way and it does dry down matte . It covers marks and imperfections easily and the formula is pigmented yet bendable . 

Avene Cold Cream Lip Cream
Most of the month I had a bit of a food allergy rash - making my lips super swollen and red and peel really easily. This has been a life saver for helping my lips feel smoother and more hydrated and not peel every two seconds. I did a full review on the HERE if you want to know why I love the whole range of Cold Cream products. 
Avon Glimmerstick for Brows in Brown
It's no secret I love Benefit Ka-Brow and for good reason. But I popped this little pencil into my holiday bag and been using it most days since. The pencil is pretty easy to use - and the formula is nice and creamy (but not too creamy to just smudge off ) . I love the shade with my hair colour at the stage and I love how easy and fast I can fill in my brows and be out the door in the morning (especially since I'm been pressing the snooze button way to many mornings to mention .)

What has been some of YOUR favourite products in July ?? Any magical moments worth sharing ?