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Kiehl’s has done it again…

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Besides how amazing the Kiehl’s products are, I love this brand for their commitment to making a difference in our World.

Kiehls has announced their latest global partnership in aid of the “Keep A Child Alive” organisation. They have launched a limited edition of the much loved Midnight Recovery Concentrate which retails for R585 a bottle and 100 percent of the sale of this product will go towards this project.

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The Keep A Child Alive organisation was co founded by Alicia Keys and Leigh Blake in 2003. The aim is to care for, support and bring dignified treatment to children and families in India and Africa affected by HIV/AIDS. Popular Songstress Alicia Keys has this to say about her involvement in this project:

“The thing that inspires me about it the most : we all deserve a chance at life and the chance to dream.I know this treatment really allows you to have life , and it allows little kids who would only be projected to live until the age of two without treatment to live a full, amazing,incredible life.”

Well Done Kiehl’s another amazing initative! Not like us Kiehls lovers needed much reason to buy the MRC product BUT, do support this worthy cause and give a child the chance to LIFE.

Ciao xxx

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Getting ready for summer…Renouveler Votre Corps

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I hear a new treatment centre is launching this Saturday….with summer fast approaching we are all changing our eating habits, doing more excersie and drinking more water

Here are the details…
As women we have many duties that need our full attention, our careers, our husbands and our kids. Juggling all of this while we try to keep beautiful and healthy can be a challenge at times. Once you reach a certain age, losing weight you might have gained during a stressful period in your life or after giving birth can be a challenge. Some of us are successful at the gym and some of us need to turn to other options that work wonders. This is why we introduce to you Renouveler Votre Corps.

Renouveler Votre Corps in simple English means “Renew Your Body! This new salon is a machine based slimming salon, where we focus on busy people who want to lose weight, people who have lost weight but still need help to reach their desired goals. Our treatments do work hand in hand with the gym as we believe on healthy living and eating. We also offer anti aging treatments, where a qualified GP will be available, offering anti aging treatments and aesthetic medicine. We want to achieve a one stop salon where you can come for your total beauty needs. The machines we have on offer, shapes, tightens and lifts your skin without invasive surgery.
Renouveler Votre Corps officially launches this Saturday and we would like to invite you to the launch to hear more about the services that we offer and how you can change your life.

So if you are free on Saturday why not pop in and see whats on offer 🙂

KIEHLS COMES TO DURBAN

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For all beauty bloggers the coming to South Africa of Kiehls was like a dream come true. The South African stores are the first in Africa yipee.

The first SA store was opened within Edgars in Sandton. I was super jealous that is until I want a box of goodies from them to try out .

Now Kiehls is opening in DURBAN 🙂 , at the Pavilion and within Edgars this weekend.

A little background of this brand

* The brand is 161 years old.
*its original flagship store is still in NEW YORK
*The brand never advertises
*the packaging is not fancy but contains useful information on the products.
*the staff are amazing and I even got a handwritten letter with my samples.
*the products are of an amazing quality and work wonders.

My alll time favourite product is :

Midnight Recovery Concentrate
Introduced in 2010, this is Kiehl’s number one bestseller at the moment. Described as “A Replenishing Elixir of Pure Essential Oils and Distilled Botanicals”, this serum includes lavender oil as well as omega 3, 6 and 9. Apply 2-3 drops before bed, on its own or over your night cream, and let it work its magic while your skin is most receptive to regeneration.The smell as well as the fact that it’s 99,8% naturally derived and free of parabens. It freshens up tired skin and contributes to a radiant glow (this one is a must after a big night out!). Don’t drop dead by the price – as you only use 2-3 drops a night, a 30ml bottle will last a long time.
Midnight Recovery Concentrate is R549 for 30ml. A little pricey but so worth it ! I am been very stingy with this bottle of mine 🙂
So do check them out on Twitter
@KiehlsSA

HEY GORGEOUS

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A month ago I was mentioned in a tweet to a new Twitter account belonging to @HeyGorgeousSA.The gorgeous diva within me was very curious to find out more.At this point this Twitter account was looking for 100 followers to host its first giveaway.They now have a following of 556 and still growing.

So this product range is based in the beautiful Mother City of Cape Town , this is where the team creates the most amazing looking beauty and bath products that look good enough to eat. All their products are made with love and care and lots of attention to detail.In their range all products are organic , vegan based and no animals are harmed in the making of these delicious body treatments.

From cupcakes, to fudge , to souffles wait this sounds like a dessert menu but these are all scrupmtious treats for your body.

The Facebook and Twitter accounts are very interactive with their followers and promote their products daily. They have lots of giveaways and very helpful in recommending products to those of us who have special beauty needs.

On the 29th June 2013 HEY GORGEOUS SA is hosting a brunch event in CapeTown.The event promises to be filled with lots of fun , treats , products to try and amazing goodie bags .So if you are in Cape Town and free this weekend make sure to book and go to this event. I am gutted not to be able to attend but I have heard via the grapevine that a Hey Gorgeous SA roadtrip might be on the cards 🙂

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For more information or a brochure of these yummy products

EMAIL : leana@hey-gorgeous.co.za

TWITTER : @HeyGorgeousSA

FACEBOOK : HEY GOREOUS SA

My not so secret addiction…….

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Hello everybody. ………. My name is Verushka. …… And I love entering and winning competions.For those who follow me on Twitter know that I have been having a lucky streak.

Earlier on today, my cousin asked if I had visited http://www.winstuff.co.za.  I hadnt and boy was I surprised at how many competitions were just on this one site. Come on now,  we all love winning the thrill of winning immediately is such a huge boost to one.

So i decided to explore this website which was very simple to navigate. All the competitions were put into categories so I could choose what type of products I wanted to win. The site is made up of all the free online competitions in South Africa but with all on one page. Electronics and Fashion and Beauty immediately sparked my interest.

Wow mindblown at the large variety of Electronic products I could enter to win from phones to laptops to ipads.  No guesses what I will be doing tonight:-)

My other favourite category had even more amazing prizes up for grabs yipee,  excited bunny over here.

I love entering competitions and winning them is even a bigger thrill to me.  I never knew that there was so much out there until I started entering competitions on social networks.

So do yourself a favour. …… Go to http://www.winstuff.co.za and check out their amazing competitions. …. Who knows you might even win and become addicted like me

Goodluck
xxx

Bandwagonbox

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During the month of February I kept seeing some fellow bloggers/ tweeters talking about the bandwagonbox. So the curious monkey inside me asked and now I am apart of this amazing group of lovely ladies.This project was started by @GeeWhiskers, @glamglit, @mmmrska and @tamsw9·The membership has now grown to ten and in April I recieved my 1st box.

So every 2months you are paired with someone and you have to send them a box of goodies. Each box has a theme, the April box was beauty so i had lots of fun putting together a box for GeeWhiskers (www.geewhiskers.com) The box is to the value of between R100 – R150. We have a forum where members posted their likes,dislikes and wishlists.This made shopping much easier. Its such a fab idea of getting a surprise box of goodies.Its also a chance to unleash your creative side and try new products.

The box for June is themed Winter Warmth and I am preparing my box for GlamGlit ( http://glamorousglitter.blogspot.com) My box is almost done just the pretty bits to do.

My April box was done by the amazing GeeWhiskers.The box was indeed a box of treasures. Thank you GeeWhiskers for my gorgeous box and the opportunity to be apart of Bandwagonbox. Here are some pics of my fab box :

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All in the name of beauty

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As a woman there are so many painstaking rituals we put our bodies through weekly , some are just pure torture. Why do we torture ourselves ? To make ourselves look better or to seek the approval of a man or is a confidence booster…..

From waxing to threading to sugaring to laser are a few of the torture methods used by us on a regular basis. Beside the pain factor there is the cost factor as well that leaves a dent each month as we not only have to have these treatments but buy products to maintain our beauty.The ancients Greeks and Egyptians used make up . In the 19TH century Queen Victoria publicly declared makeup to be vulgar and improper and only to be used by actors . Now we have definately come a very long way with a large variety of makeup products on the markets varying in prices.

Torture Methods:
1) THREADING – is a popular method of hair removal originally from the Eastern world.It has taken the Western world by storm.This method is fairly quick and painless if done correctly. A piece of thread is used to pluck a row of hair.The perks of this type of removal is that it takes a long time to grow back. In Arab cultures it was seen as a sign that a girl has reached womanhood. I prefer this method over waxing any day.

2)SUGARING – or also known as Persian sugaring was first used in 1900BC although they probably using honey. (Sugar as such only spread to the rest of the world in the first millennium AD from Papua New Guinea. It was not found anywhere else in the world prior to this.)

Sugaring can be less painful than waxing, because the sugar solution sticks to the hair without attaching to the skin. It can be applied at room temperature or heated to a lukewarm temperature therefore preventing burning. Nevertheless there is some risk of skin irritation, sensitivity, and reaction.
I have yet to try this treatment and tomorow will be my first time. I dont like ants crawling around so the thought of ants on me is kind of freaky.

3)LASER – is a method of permanent hair removal its fairly new on the market since 1990.With this technology a light is directed at the hair and is absorbed by dark pigment which then results in the destruction of the hair follicle. This hair removal method sometimes becomes permanent after many sessions. The number of sessions needed depends upon the amount and type of hair being removed. Equipment for performing laser hair removal at home has become available in recent years.This permanent method seems a good idea in the long run but its pretty pricey.

Like everything in life there are some disadvantages.These include
skin inflammation, minor burns, lesions, scarring, ingrown hairs, bumps and infected hair follicles.So yet still knowing this we are prepared to undergo these torture methods all in the name of beauty.

Therefore guys please appreciate all that us woman go through to make ourselves looks beautiful for you
ciao xxx