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Pretty Closet – Online Store Launch

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We are counting down the days to the launch of the brand spanking new Pretty Closet online store. Here you will find everything from beauty, fashion, & décor to home & lifestyle. Pretty Closet is based in Cape Town but will ship nationally.

We will keep you posted on the exact launch date x

Natural Beauty Lip Balms

 

Natural Lip Balms

 

Butter up your lips with these nourishing Lip Balms by The Essential Collection. Bringing an end to dry, damaged lips, this light balm smooths over your lips for a conditioned, moisturised finish that leaves a great taste.The Eseential Collection Lip Balms come in 4 different flavours and  takes care of your lips by keeping it nourished and moisturised all day long. Boasting natural ingredients entirely, this gentle soothing balm remedies dry, cracked lips restoring them back to smooth health.

My favourite flavour is definitely Strawberry, visit www.prettycloset.co.za to choose yours x

Ceritified Organic Ingredients

Vegetairian

Proudly South African

Avon ExtraLasting Pressed Powder Translucent

I order makeup from Avon every month and I really like their products. I received my order yesterday and was super excited to use my Avon ExtraLasting Translucent  Pressed Powder. The packaging is really nice…the red compact comes with a mirror inside, as well as a sponge applicator.

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If you are looking for a full coverage powder this is definitely not the one to choose.. This is more of a setting powder and it’s totally visible. The catalogue claims that it’s a translucent pressed powder and suitable for all skin tones. I used it over my Garnier BB Cream and it looked like I literally put white powder on my face:-) It made my skin feel dry and tight…not comfortable at all. I have Combination skin type and this never happens so I washed the product off within 5 minutes of applying it.

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I have decided to return the product and I will not repurchase it. Unfortunately I have not used it long enough to write a better review but I was afraid of an allergic reaction. I contacted the Avon call centre and the consultant was very friendly and said I could return the product without any hassle!

I am a bit disappointed but I accept that not all products will work for my skin or yours for that matter. So now the hunt for a good Pressed Powder continues:-)

For more information please visit: http://www.avon.co.za/PRSuite/home_page.page

 

MRL PRIVATE COLLECTION

I was recently invited to the MRL Launch Party.

They showcased their collection and had a very informative presentation about how MRL started and where the business is headed. Guests were spoilt with fabulous entertainment and delicious canapés. Best of all were the pamper stations and the Goodie Bags! I  am currently testing the Paco Xercus and WOW…its such an amazingly sexy scent!!! I do have my Signature Scent but I must admit I really enjoy using this one too:-)

My Perfume

See information below directly from the MRL Website:

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MRL Private Collection Fragrances offers a variety of generic fragrances inspired by all the well known brands. Our quality fine fragrances have been developed for us by an International Fragrance Company of long standing, whose highly skilled, innovative and creative perfumers blend unique combinations of natural and synthetic raw materials to create the harmonious Fine Fragrances which we then utilize to produce the carefully selected offerings in our range.

This process combined with our beautiful packaging and affordable pricing has set MRL Private Collection apart from our competitors.

After the first year our product range expanded from doing just perfumes to::

  • Ladies and gents perfumes:
  • Fragranced ladies Body Lotion
  • Fragranced Men’s Afterbalm
  • Aftershave – Fragranced
  • Showergel – Fragranced
  • Hand & Nail Cream – Fragranced
  • Candles

For more information about MRL and their Products click here: www.mrlprivatecollection.co.za

REDKEN EXTREME HAIR CARE RANGE

Redken Extreme Kit

I have the Full Redken Extreme Hair Care Range but I don’t regularly use all of the products. For many years my hair has been put through the ringer with, constant blow drying and flat ironing and I did not treat or trim it as often as I should have. Earlier in the year I decided to use supermarket hair dye and went a few shades lighter. The box had 2 sachets of pre-lightener and I used both…..needless to say my desired hair colour was not achieved, my hair was Bright Orange!!!!

I looked like a circus act and my hair was beyond dry! I ended up going to a well-known Hair Salon and spent just over one thousand rand to fix my mess. I was happy with the result but now had to focus on the after care and fixing the damage. My hair suffered major breakage at the front, it was extremely damaged, dry and brittle. After one use of the Redken Extreme System my hair was so soft and manageable it felt great. After weekly use I can see and feel a major difference in the texture of my hair but most importantly the broken hair is growing back nicely YaY:-)  I highly recommend this Hair Care Range and have decided to do reviews on all the products I have….so watch this space!!!

For all your Hair Care needs visit: http://www.everythinghair.co.za/

For more Product Information visit: http://www.redken.com/international/

SKINNYMINT TEATOX

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Last night I was scrolling through my Facebook Feed and stumbled across the SkinnyMint post. I immediately clicked on it and went to check out the website:-)

Everyone that knows me….is aware that  I have tried so many weight loss products including detox teas and I am still over weight!

I am not looking for a miracle cure however I am looking for a product that will help me with the transition from unhealthy lifestyle to healthy lifestyle. So I need to start with a Detox like SkinnyMint Teetox.

So I have decided to give the 14 Day Starter Teatox a try….YaY combined with healthy eating and some exercise I should be well on my way to a skinnier version of me:-) Priced at $29.90 it does not help that I am in Cape Town, South Africa with the ZA Rand as my currency LOL but my health is worth it!

I will place my order and keep you posted when I start. I’m thinking maybe I should document my journey and share my results. I am feeling hopeful for some reason….so wish me luck xxx

For more info visit: https://www.skinnymint.com/

 

Isabella Garcia La Parfum Crème Trinité – M’adore

Isabella Garcia Hand Cream

 

My Isabelle Garcia Hand Cream was gifted to me by a friend:-)

To indulge your hands, try Isabella Garcia M’adore. This luxurious lotion has a rich creamy texture and the dreamy scent. I was pleasantly surprised to see it adds a slight sparkle to the skin and I absolutely love this! Additionally, its compact size makes it perfect for throwing it into your handbag and using it on the go.

Fresh top notes are warmed with Rose, Orange and Cedar Wood to a mysterious, comforting dry down of Sandalwood, Vanilla and Musk. Looking at the ingredients one would think it has a Rose scent, to me it smells like yummy Grape:-)

Directions: Apply daily or as often as desired by massaging into your hands. To add a touch of sparkle, your Crème de lux M’adore can also be used to highlight your arms, legs, shoulders or neckline.

For more information visit: http://isabellagarcia.co.za/?rd=t