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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Maybelline #BigShot Range

So I received a epic press drop from Maybelline SA, to test and review. I have never been so excited about a range as what I was when I received all these stunning products. The collection consisted of liquid lipsticks, matte lipsticks, a bronze palette, blush palette, setting powder & volume mascara.  #BigShot 

Master Bronzer Kit, bronze and highlight for a dimensional, sun-kissed glow.

BENEFITS
Get a glowing bronze look with Maybelline’s Bronze & Highlight Kit. These universal bronzer and highlight shades can be mixed together or worn alone to create a head turning sun-kissed look.

HOW TO USE/APPLY
Mix and match for a custom glow.

Step 1. Sweep bronzer all over the face.

Step 2. Add highlighter to the top of the cheeks and blend.

Upon seeing so many amazing nude shades in the VIVID HOT LACQUER it really got me excited to start playing around with the product and reviewing it for upcoming looks. Saturated vivid color meets strong lacquered shine for your most sensational high shine lip.

BENEFITS
Maybelline's high-impact gloss goes vivid! Strong lacquered shine and opaque color melt onto the lips for your most impactful lip look.

HOW TO USE/APPLY
Step 1. Apply lip lacquer with the applicator wand in the center of your upper lip and follow the contours of your mouth.
Step 2. Glide the lip lacquer across the entire bottom lip.

Master Blush & Highlight Kit. Unlimited artistry! Color and highlight for dimensional statement cheeks.

BENEFITS
Go beyond the highlight for vibrant and dimensional statement cheeks. Maybelline's Color & Highlight Kit allows you to blush your own way. Use each shade alone or mix and match to create a custom cheek color.

HOW TO USE/APPLY
Step 1. Apply blush. Tip: Use shades alone or mix & match shades to create your own look. Step 2. Add highlighter. Blend.

Color Sensational® Loaded Bolds Lipstick. Maybelline’s creamy lip color is available in a collection of full-spectrum shades from jet black to bright white.

BENEFITS
Hypercolor pigments and an opaque, creamy clay base deliver one-stroke intensity. Sumptuous honey nectar leaves a creamy finish. Maybelline’s Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds is available in a range of pigment-loaded shades from deep plums and electric blues to vibrant reds and natural nudes. Dermatologist tested. Allergy tested.

HOW TO USE/APPLY
Step 1. Apply lipstick in the center of your upper lip and follow the contours of your mouth. 
Step 2. Glide the lipstick across the entire bottom lip

Master fix setting & perfecting loose powder. Microfine translucent powder sets, mattifies, blurs and smoothes for an undetectable finish. Creates soft-focus effect as it sets makeup.

BENEFITS
Maybelline’s setting + perfecting loose powder creates a soft focus effect as it sets makeup and mattifies shine, blurs, and smoothes. This translucent shade looks natural on all skin types and leaves a smooth, flawless finish.

HOW TO USE/APPLY
Swirl lightly over face with a powder brush. Can be used alone or on top of makeup.
Volum' Express® The Colossal Big Shot™ Mascara, a volumizing mascara for bold lashes in one coat.

BENEFITS
Lashes go powerful with Colossal Big Shot. 8 out of 10 saw bigger bolder volume. The Big Shot brush features unique, wavy bristles that cradle lashes, while the collagen formula delivers bold volume. Ophthalmologist tested. Suitable for contact lens wearers. Packaging may vary, what you receive may not be what is reflected on site.

HOW TO USE/APPLY
Step 1. Sweep the Big Shot brush from root to tip for dramatic volume.

Step 2. Repeat to build even bigger volume.

Keep an eye out on my social media platforms to see how I create #BigShot makeup looks using these Maybelline products!

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Don't Sweat It

So I never actually knew that having excessively sweaty hand & feet was actually a thing? I am serious. We usually see it in the movies, whereby the nerdy shy boy/girl at the back of the class displayed sweaty palms when coming into close contact with his/her crush. Well it doesn't just happen in the movies. Only recently have I come to discover that it was actually a thing and that excessive, uncontrollable sweating of hands is called hyperhidrosis. The thought of not being able to do basic essential tasks without a sweaty palm must be rather overwhelming let alone an embarrassing experience. I mean when I think about it basic things that we take for granted such as picking up our phones, typing a email, reading a book or even giving a firm handshake could result in a sweaty residue all over your objects and others.
However if you are struggling with a sweaty hands or feet problem, don't despair. Most people sweat as a reaction to environment (hot temperatures) or emotion (stress). It’s a normal reaction to these circumstances. For those who suffer from excessive sweating, the reaction is tenfold and often unprovoked. It is a condition that isn’t often talked about because people are often too embarrassed or don’t know it’s a condition they can get treatment for. There is help out there and so I have come to know about this revolutionary product called the Iontophoresis machine which has assisted thousands of people and the responses has been amazing!
How long does it take for the machine to make your hands and feet dry?
After one week, most people will have dry hands and feet. It might take longer for some people. To understand the treatment timelines, have a look at the graph below.

How long should each Iontoderma treatment last?

Every use of the Iontoderma machine should last at least 20 minutes up to a maximum of 30 minutes, making sure to spend half the time on each polarity.
Will it work for you?
If you have no results within 60 days, you can simply send your device back and you will receive a full refund. No questions asked.

If you would like to find out more information about the Iontoderma machine simply check out the website. click here. The actual device cost about R5300 and has a 2 year warranty. PS there's free shipping to SA! Also check out the review page whereby you can find feedback from other happy customers. 

If you struggle with sweaty hands & feet and is keen to give the Iontoderma machine a go, let me know what you think once you've tried it for yourself.




Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Kahvé Road launches NEW Coffee Capsules!

So I got a invite to the launch of Kahve Roads new coffee capsules. Anyone that knows me, knows that I take my coffee very serious... and strong! I have never been to this little retro chic café but was definitely keen to give it ago. Kahve Road is perfectly located inside Cavendish Square on the ground floor next to H&M.
Kahvé Road, premium coffee and patisserie specialist has extended their retail offering and will now stock their very own premium coffee capsule range which will be available at the popular eatery based in Cavendish from September 2017.
The café opened its doors in July this year and has been quite the talk of the town, gaining rave reviews for their unique specialty coffee blends. Offering five distinct signature blends made 100% Arabica Specialty Grade Coffee which is ethically sourced and are of the highest possible quality - you will now be able to make a delicious Kahvé Road cuppa in the comfort of your own home.
The Café boasts an impressive selection of signature blends aimed to indulge various coffee palates. Whether you are looking for something bold, rich or subtle, you are bound to find a blend you love. 
The new capsule offering will be available in store in boxes of 10 capsules, retailing for R90 each. All capsules are Nespresso compatible.

Coffee Capsule Blend Breakdown:

Petra (House Blend):  Kahvé Road’s Petra house blend draws together some of the world’s premium coffee beans to create the delicious flavours of sweet milk chocolate and berries, and an alluring aroma of caramelised berry. Just a single sip of this captivating blend will begin a journey of discovery you’ll want to share with the world.
·         Coffee: Ethiopia, Columbia, Guatemala
·         Intensity: 6/10
·         Flavour Notes: Sweet milk chocolate, berries
·         Aroma: Caramelized berries
Babylon (Dark Blend): Like this ancient lost city, the Kahvé Road Babylon blend offers a new gateway to your coffee journey. Every sip promises an experience of pure enjoyment with a decadent aroma of fresh cream and hazelnuts, and a sweet creamy flavour of dark cocoa.
·         Coffee: Brazil, Indonesia, Columbia
·         Intensity: 8/10
·         Flavour Notes: Sweet, Creamy, Dark Coco
·         Aroma: Hazelnuts & Fresh Cream
Machu Picchu (Light Blend): With every sip you will discover a fresh, bright aroma followed by natural notes of melon and orange, and a smooth aftertaste.
·         Coffee: Burundi, Uganda, Malawi
·         Intensity: 5/10
·         Flavour Notes: Fresh Melon & Orange
·         Aroma: Bright & Fresh
Troy (Decaf): The Troy blend will surprise you with its intensity and good body and will reveal complexities and layers with every sip.  Enjoy this epic journey of rich cocoa and aged pear aromas followed by the captivating flavours of chocolate and tobacco.
·         Decaf Coffee: Mexico, Democratic Republic of Congo
·         Intensity: 6/10
·         Flavour Notes: Good Body, Chocolate, Tobacco
·         Aroma: Rich Coco, Aged Pear
·         Caffeine-Free
Chan Chan (Rooibos): Using nature’s best ingredients to create a caffeine-free tea that transports you to a place of harmony. The Chan Chan boasts a unique sweet fynbos aroma and gentle flavours of woody spice, caramel and peach.
·         Tea: Spiced Red Rooibos Tea
·         Flavour: Woody Spice, Caramel, Peach
·         Aroma: Sweet Fynbos
·         Caffeine-free
Kahvé Road opening times:
·         Monday – Thursday: 07:30 – 19:00
·         Friday - Saturday: 08:00 – 21:00
·         Sunday: 08:00 – 18:00
For more info of the Kahvé Road experience visit the website http://kahveroad.com/ and stay tuned on social media for the launch of Kahvé Road’s new online store.
·         Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KahveRoad/
·         Twitter: https://twitter.com/KahveRoad
·         Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/kahveroad/