POND’s Flawless Radiance Even Tone Facial Foam

Over the next month or two I will be reviewing the POND’S Flawless Radiance™ skin care range.

Please also go check out my reviews on the  the POND’S Gold Radiance range & the POND’S age miracle™ Cell ReGEN™ range to see why I am already a big POND’S fan 😉

Today we’ll be looking at the POND’S Flawless Radiance™ Even Tone Facial Foam:

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The new Pond’s Flawless Radiance™ Even Tone Facial Foam contains active ingredients called the GenActiv™ formula, which was specially formulated to reveal a brighter skin appearance for a fresh and luminous complexion.

The GenActiv™ formula actually interacts with your own genes, decreasing the production and dispersion of melanin, accelerating the fading of persistent dark spots and unlocking radiant skin from the source.

This cleansing foam also contains tiny micro beads that help to gently exfoliate your skin – removing unwanted, dead and dull skin cells, while also washing away dirt, oil and impurities – revealing an illuminated and glowing complexion.

While the product is quite active – as in your skin literally feels squeaky clean (and almost weird – but not unpleasant, and only until you get used to it) after using –  it is still very gentle and non-irritating.

As with the  POND’S age miracle™ Cell ReGEN™ Facial Foam slight creamy consistency, but mostly I would describe it as a foamy cleanser.

I am not a big fan of pink as a colour for cosmetic products as I find it a bit old fashioned, but the design of this range is (pleasantly) surprisingly modern, despite the pink 😉

The design of the cleanser tube is identical to the Pond’s cleansers in their other ranges, with a  screw on lid that tightly ‘clips’ into place on the last turn, sealing it airtight, and making it quite sturdy/durable. The lid also has a flat surface, so you can easily stand it up (on the lid) on a counter, shelf or in your bathroom cupboard.

Again, about a pea size amount of product is really more than enough, this facial foam really foams a lot! so the 100ml tube should last a good while, even when using it morning and evening, as advised.

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The POND’S Flawless Radiance™ range can be found at department stores and pharmacies like Clicks or Dischem and the 100ml Facial Foam retails for around R54.99-00.

Final Thoughts: The Gold Radiance Revealed Facial Foam still remains my favourite cleanser from POND’S, but that is merely because of my own preference for more of a creamier, rather than foamy cleanser. At the same time, I found that I like to use the Flawless Radiance™ cleanser as an “inbetweener”, to even out my skin tone/colour and to add a little glow to my complexion at any hint of dullness 😉

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Dove Original Anti-Perspirant Aerosol Press Pack

This lovely Dove Original Anti-Perspirant Aerosol Press Pack arrived at the ProMakeupMe Studio last week :

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With my active lifestyle (dance training 4 times a week – and strength training on the other 3…), Anti-Perspirant is one of the products that I can never have enough of 😉 so I cant wait to start testing this Aerosol!

And I will of course be sharing my experience and findings here with all of you, so do keep an eye out for this review!! xox

Olaplex Press Release

Hi my Beauties!

Just to be clear, I have not yet tried out this product myself, so this is not a review, but this product sounds amazing!! So I wanted to share this  Press Release with you guys 🙂

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South Africa welcomes “The Holy Grail for Hair Colour” – OLAPLEX

Pretoria, 17 July 2015 – OLAPLEX, famously known as the “wonder product” is changing lives one salon visit at a time all over the world and it is proud to bring its revolutionary products to South Africans. OLAPLEX is a new salon applied treatment that allows salon clients to go bright & bold and get #Olaplexed to the hair of their dreams with every salon visit.

The South African haircare industry will never be the same again as OLAPLEX begins a completely new chapter in all salon chemical services, particularly colouring and lightening variations. Salon professionals can now transform any hair type into any colour and or lightness imaginable without damaging client’s hair.

In fact, with the help of OLAPLEX No.1 Bond Multiplier and OLAPLEX No.2 Bond Perfector you repair and protect your client’s hair while discovering a whole new world of colour and endless style possibilities. OLAPLEX No. 3 Hair Perfector is used at home by your client to maintain their hair’s health in between salon visits.

As chemical processes, particularly colouring or using thermal heated tools, break down disulphide bonds that are essential for hair health, elasticity and strength. OLAPLEX steps in to repair and rebuild these broken disulphide bonds before any damage is done. You can choose to use OLAPLEX as a pre-treatment or alongside colouring or lightening hair or both.

It’s important to remember that OLAPLEX is a single active ingredient free of silicone, sulphates, phthalates, DEA, aldehydes, gluten, and is not tested on animals. Believe it or not, OLAPLEX has been tested on virtually every hair type – Asian, Caucasian, African ethnic groups, previously chemically processed and virgin – and it works with all known salon chemicals services, irrespective of type or brand.

OLAPLEX was designed by scientists Dr Eric Pressly PHD in Materials and Dr Craig Hawker PHD in Chemistry. In December 2014 OLAPLEX was first launched across the USA and worldwide thereafter. In South Africa, the launch is down to Lars Fischer of Hair, Health & Beauty – the largest and most innovative South African company in the distribution of professional hair and beauty products, accessories, equipment and furniture – to market.

The only thing that OLAPLEX changes is everything! Go Blonder • Go Bolder Without Damage or Breakage. Make your client’s Colour Last Longer. The salon revolution has started get your clients #Olaplexed today. Find more info on the Salon Professional page on our website and look for #OlaplexZA on social media.

 

How to Easily Remove Glitter Polish

A little while back I did a post on how to incorporate loose glitter, or glitter polish as a Nail Art Technique;

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So I though it might be a good idea to do a follow up post on how to easy the removal of these stubborn little critters! 😉

If you have used them before, or tried them now, you would know that the normal “put polish remover on a cottol wool ball and wipe wipe wipe” method is not very effective in this instance… To a point where it might even damage your nail, if the frustration doesn’t kill you before that.. ha-ha

But you don’t have to use mountains of cotton wool and litres of polish remover to rub your fingers raw. Just follow these simple steps to make it so much easier on yourself!:

Step 1: Saturate a small piece of cotton wool (the size of your nail) with a nail polish remover that contains acetone. (Yes we all know acetone is not good for you or your nails – but so is too much alcohol, and too much sugar, and too much sun etc. 😉 so as long as its only once in a while, me thinks you’ll be ok :D)

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Step 2: Place the soaked piece of cotton wool on your nail and wrap it completely in aluminum foil up to the 1st knuckle.

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Step 3: Repeat the process on each of your fingers, until all five are securely wrapped up.

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Step 4: Take a heating pad (the ones you heat in the Microwave to keep you warm, or a hot water bottle if you’re still old school) and place it over your nails, and cover with a towel or blanket.

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Step 5: Let it sit for about 5-10 min, remove the foil, and then use another (larger) piece of cottonwool soaked in polish remover to remove the smaller piece on each nail in a downwards wiping motion, while removing the glitter polish together with it!

Step 6: Repeat steps one through five on the opposite hand.

Final Tip: Another option to ease the removal, is to use a peel-off base coat, when you plan to use loose glitter or glitter polish. Essence has a very affordable one in their range, and I have also seen many blogposts and YouTube videos on how to make your own using a “white glue or a glue that has a polyvinyl and water base. Please, please do not use super glue!

So I hope you guys find these tips useful!! 😉 I surely have, as I luuuuurve using my bling-bling!! 😉 See you guys again next week! xox

Minnie Mouse Bio Sculpture Gel Nail Art

After completing my Bio Sculpture Gel Training last month, and I couldn’t WAIT to try out my first Nail Art Creation using these products… So here it finally is:

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I started off with the usual prep and base gel, and the did 2 layers of – 94 royal red – on all of my nails, with the exception of my index, where I only did a half my nail from a diagonal line downwards across the tip of my nails (also 2 layers):

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I then did smaller polka dots on my index tip, and larger polka dots on my pinky, as well as dotted on little “mouse heads” on my ring finger using – 1 French White – And tried my first gel gradient effect with – 68 Rose – over the red on my middle finger & thumb:

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Next, I started with the finer details, drawing a string bow on my index, more of a “bowtie” bow on my pinky, and the top of Minnie Mouse’s head and ears on my middle finger using – 2017 Liqourice – :

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And then I added the last details, painting a polka dot bow on Minnie’s head again with no 1 & 94, and sealed it all off with my soft gel and top coat.

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I am so happy with how it turned out!! So SO Cute!!! ha-ha Don’t you just love it?! 😉

And working with the Bio Sculpture Gel made my life so much easier, cause I didn’t have to wait hours for layers to dry inbetween.. just a quick 10 sec cure after each layer 😀

Hope you guys enjoy this post! See you again next week!! xx