Tattoo Addict After Care (& its 101 uses)

Tattoo Addict recently sent me a tube of TATTOO ADDICT AFTER CARE to try. I’m seriously bummed that I haven’t been able to try it on a new tattoo. Donations are welcome!! Wink-wink. I have discovered that this lovely balm has many other uses though, but first let me tell you more about this little tube and its beeswaxy goodness. TATTOO ADDICT AFTER CARE   TATTOO ADDICT is specially formulated with Pro-vitamin 5 to aid in the healing process of your tattoo.  It is manufactured with no fragrances, colorants or antiseptics to minimise irritation to even the most delicate skin. The formulation creates a smooth breathable layer to help the most sensitive skin with healing. The benefits of using this balm on your tattoo is that it will reduce the incidence of dehydration and scabbing, it promotes faster healing and it preserves the colour of your tattoo. Tattoo Addict After Care contains the following ingredients:  Grapeseed Oil –  absorbs into the skin faster than most oils and is used as a carrier for the benefits of essential oils Cera Alba (Beeswax) helps to hold in moisture, protecting the skin from dryness and prevents clogging of pores Shea Butter – helps repair the epidermis by promoting cell regeneration Rosemary Oil – acts as an anti-oxidant Allantoin – promotes healing of wounds, is soothing and an anti-irritant Lavender Oil  -which has many anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties Vitamin E – acts as an anti-oxidant and helps with skin regeneration Now seeing as I don’t have new tattoo to test drive it on, I’ve been using the balm for a few other things. Firstly, it’s a gorgeous lip...

Win a Rodial Glamtox Cleansing Balm worth R1 350!

I am beyond excited to launch this FABULOUS giveaway today… pay attention beauty lovers as you stand a chance to win the super luxurious Rodial Glamtox Cleansing Balm. This cleanser is worth a whopping R1 350 and I am super jealous! Win a Rodial Glamtox Cleansing Balm worth R1 350! This super gentle cleansing balm will help to brighten skin, whilst working to banish signs of ageing. Featuring lightening amino-acids which target hyperpigmentation and age spots, glamtox cleanser won’t just wash away dirt and make-up but will help even out skin tone. Age spots will be reduced, collagen will be directed to areas of need, and thanks to water lily extract, will calm any irritation. Glamtox cleanser is ideal for jet set/fast pace lives with dull dehydrated skin types that do not tolerate cleansing with water. It brightens and lightens the skin, reducing the appearance of age spots and hyperpigmentation. This cleanser restores moisture to extremely dehydrated skin and increases collagen production. Sounds good? I thought so! Enter via the Rafflecopter below and keep your fingers crossed! a Rafflecopter giveaway Terms and Conditions: All entries will be verified. The giveaway is open to SA residents only. Giveaway entrants are not obligated to like any Facebook pages, but it would be appreciated. The sponsor will send the prize to the winner directly. Good luck! If you can’t wait to get your hands on one, head over to www.bestofbeauty.co.za now....

Blog Birthday Giveaway: SKNLOGIC Hamper

SKNLOGIC is a brand that I have a great fondness for. They offer skin care products that are highly effective and incredibly gentle at prices that won’t break the bank. SKNLOGIC Cosmeceutical skin care aims to provide a skin care solution that works with the skin’s biological processes to achieve visible results.  SKNLOGIC has a synergistic approach to science and nature, offering powerful formulas with optimal concentrations of active ingredients to actively improve skin health and appearance from underneath the skin. We use the maximum concentration of key active ingredients and use the highest grade of quality ingredients from around the world. SKNLOGIC products does not contain any common irritants or cheap fillers such as parabens, mineral oil, formaldehyde, glycols, artificial colourants or sulphates. Visit www.sknlogic.com to learn more about this wonderful brand.  Blog Birthday Giveaway: SKNLOGIC Hamper This fabulous brand has kindly sponsored an Age Defence Kit to give away. The hamper contains an Eye Cream, Night Cream and Boost valued at R439.00. Enter via the Rafflecopter below and keep your fingers crossed. a Rafflecopter giveaway Terms and Conditions: All entries will be verified. The giveaway is open to SA residents only. Giveaway entrants are not obligated to like any Facebook pages, but it would be appreciated. The sponsor will send the prize to the winner directly. Good luck!...

TheraVine Nourishing Mango Face Balm Review

Winter is a bugger. My skin can literally (yes, literally) go from combination to tight, dry, scaly, blotchy and uncomfortable in a matter of days. The reason is two fold. In Cape Town the weather can change from summer to winter in an instant. I don’t think we really experience autumn anymore. The other reason is the fact that my skin barrier function… well, let’s just say it doesn’t function. I was dreading winter as I knew what was waiting for me. I wasn’t prepared and when the icy cold weather hit, you can only imagine what my poor skin had to face. And then TheraVine came to my rescue. TheraVine Nourishing Mango Face Balm Review What they say:  An ultra sheer facial balm enriched with Olive extract which helps restore the elasticity of the skin. It nourishes and quenches very dry skin and ultimately encourages cell regeneration. Ingredients: Mango Seed Butter, Grapeseed Oil, Rose, Jasmine, Neroli, Carrot. Price: R451 for 50ml. What I say: I will never go through a winter without the magic of this silky balm. It is just that good. At first I was unsure because when I hear the word ‘balm’ I tend to imagine a petroleum jelly-type product that sits on your skin making it feel like it can’t breathe. This nourishing balm is nothing like that. It is super smooth and feels great on my skin. Immediately after application skin feels calmed, soothed and comfortable. It is recommended for night time use and from the first morning, I could see and feel a difference. TheraVine Nourishing Mango Face Balm saved my skin!!...

REVIEW: Dr. Dermal Omega Skin Oil

The Dr. Dermal Omega Skin Oil is the best facial oil I have ever used. The BEST. While there are many face oils that I like, even a few that I love (for various reason), I have found my holy grail skin oil for winter. REVIEW: Dr. Dermal Omega Skin Oil Let’s start off with why I wanted to try it in the first place. My skin hates winter. With a passion. My skin goes from combination to dry, scaly, sensitive, patchy and tight. Within days. Freezing cold weather and air-conditioned offices really wreak havoc. I needed something that would calm, soothe, nourish and hydrate without being too heavy and leaving my skin feeling greasy. This is what Dr. Dermal says about their Omega Oil: Your skin cells require Essential Fatty Acids (Omegas) to maintain their optimal structural integrity. This ensures that your skin maintains adequate hydration and reduces TEWL (trans epidermal water loss). Our Omega Oil is a game changer – it’s the first skin oil in the world to have complete Omegas 3, 5, 6, 7 & 9. It’s animal friendly too, using only plant sourced Omegas and natural ingredients. They call this oil a game changer and I agree 100%. After the first application I could almost feel my skin sigh with relief. And within days I could see the change. Hydrated, soft, smooth, glowing skin. My skin LOVES this oil. As I’ve mentioned, my skin is extremely dry in winter and I used the oil twice a day for the first few weeks. Even though the oil doesn’t feel extremely light, my skin just lapped...

It’s day 28 of the #High5ToGreatSkin challenge with Kiehl’s & Beauty Bulletin

I’ve mentioned before that I am taking part in the 28 day #High5ToGreatSkin challenge with Kiehl’s and Beauty Bulletin and today is day number 28. My #High5ToGreatSkin #ChangeYourSkin Journey with Kiehl’s  When I started this challenge, I was really struggling with skin that was sensitive, dry and environmentally stressed. Today I have soft, smooth, glowing, more even-toned skin. I don’t really think I need to say more. Thank you Kiehl’s and Beauty Bulletin! I am so happy with the results and this challenge has once again confirmed something that I already knew… Kiehl’s kicks butt. Here are my thoughts on each product… KIEHL’S MIDNIGHT RECOVERY CONCENTRATE Day 1: I wasn’t sure that this oil would pack the punch my skin needs right now, but it does! I use a little more than the recommended 3 drops and my skin loves it. Liquid gold I tell you. No more tight, flaky skin. I have been using it in the mornings too and my skin feels calmed and soothed the moment this glorious liquid touches my freshly cleansed skin. I think using it twice a day is exactly what my skin needed as this harsh Cape Town weather has not been kind to me. Day 21: I have found my holy grail product for winter!! Day 1… dull, scaly, tight and uncomfortable. Now… smooth, soft, glowing skin!! I am over the moon. Using this oil twice a day has been my skin’s saving grace! Day 28: I couldn’t be happier! This oil is magic. This light, easily absorbed liquid literally saved my face this winter. If you have environmentally stressed skin, this...

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