ECO PERSONAL CARE BY NATY

Being squeaky clean, should always be on the top of your list. A shower a day keeps the stinkyness at bay!

With that in mind, my husband and I have recently been trying to make a joint effort at being eco-friendlier. We have since introduced these eco-friendly ways into our daily hygiene, being conscious of the products that we use.

If you have been reading my blog for a while, you will know that our daughter has been using the most divine eco-friendly range from Naty (Eco by Naty). Naty are a Swedish company, dedicated to being waste free and have designed a beautiful extensive baby range from nappies, nappy bags, all sorts of baby toiletries to eco-friendly clothes!

Naty always leaves Harpers bum as happy as can be, so with that in mind, my husband and I gave the Naty Adult range a try. Parents have to have some spoils too, right?

We have the Naty shampoo, shower gel and body lotion.

A lovely family photo!

The first thing that I noticed is that all of these products are packaged in waste friendly bottles, with beautiful branding that’s simple, yet elegant. Who wants to look at unattractive bottles anyway? Respect for the eyeballs really goes a long way!

husband and I both really liked the shower gel, its smooth, fresh, and a little goes a long way. To me, the shower gel has a beautifully light rosey scent. Its super subtle, but its definitely there. Robbie said that he thought it smelt foresty, but this is also the same person who thinks that strawberries smell like apples.

Robbie loved the shampoo. He found it to lather really easily and left his hair as soft as Harpers bottom. I found that the shampoo worked quite well. I have EXTREMELY damaged hair from years of highlighting. I often buy salon quality shampoo ranges specifically for blonde/damaged hair which are extra conditioning and give my hair some serious TLC. As far as my damaged hair goes, my hair was left feeling dry, but I can only guess that it’s because there are no bad chemicals, parabens, or mineral oils. However, when brushing my hair wet, it was totally fine where my hair has grown out, but when I brought my hairbrush down to my highlighted hair, it didn’t brush through very easily. This tells me that if I had an entire head of natural colour free hair, that this shampoo would’ve been superb, especially being friendly to our planet and waste free. Robbie and I both loved the scent – very similar to the shower gel, just a little stronger, in a yummy way!

I absolutely LOVED the body lotion. It smells like a bottle full of sweets! How delicious! One of the mumma bloggers Gill from ChatsWithGill, that I regularly interact with and follow was recommending this lotion to her audience, and now that I have tried it, I TOTALLY understand why! The lotion formula is smooth and again, a teeny bit goes a long way. The bottle also has a pump lid, making it easy to apply and scoosh out. I’d absolutely recommend this!

All in all, the Naty Adult range is really an amazing one to try, simply for its eco-friendly, chemical free, oil free, pollution free ethos. So many things FREE!

It’s also a priority of Naty’s to be cruelty free, which is a major bonus in my books as I really am making a slow move in that direction. I truly love everything that this company stands for after using both their baby range and adult range of body care/hygiene products.

Until next time,

Mycaila – Jade

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ANTI AGING WITH HEY GORGEOUS SKINCARE: WHEN IS THE RIGHT AGE TO START USING ANTI AGING PRODUCTS?

Have I already reached THAT stage of my life? The one where the word “wrinkle” is now a part of my vocabulary?

It’s every girls’ dream to not have those little squiggles come up to say “hiiiii” on our faces. Those little lines we call wrinkles are totally unwelcome in many of our books, but unfortunately, after years of hibernation, they surface. And when they do, I’m sure many of us have experienced the same thing – an outbreak of mass panic hysteria!

Yes, to many, wrinkles are a big deal! In the land of youth, comes a time where crow’s feet and frown lines retreat from vacation, and have a permanent stay on our lovely little facial canvases.

My thoughts? Why not try and make those little buggas venture out our lives and save them for a rainy day.

I got in touch with the lovely Hey Gorgeous founder, Phoebe,  and asked:

When is the right age to start using anti-aging products for the eyes? 

Now, I’m asking this because when I asked my dermatologist about this, he didn’t really answer my question which left me feeling a little confused, but also silly for asking this at a “young age”. I mean, wrinkles are for old people, right? WRONG!

Hey Gorgeous answered:

“If I knew then what I know now, I definitely would’ve started my anti-ageing regime earlier. Prevention being better than cure is certainly true when it comes to skin care. After the age of 20, one percent less collagen is produced in the dermis each year. Collagen and elastin fibers become thicker, looser resulting in inelastic and brittle skin and eventually wrinkles and sagging. In our 20’s the skins exfoliation process decreases by 28% (this ageing malarkey is so not for sissies). And all of this is not helped by environmental factors. So, when you are in your 20’s it’s a good time so start a preventive routine”.

Hey Gorgeous suggests:

“An eye cream is an excellent start. (The skin is very thin and delicate and is usually the first place to show signs of ageing). Adding Vitamin C typically is also recommended. Vitamin C plays a vital role in the synthesis of collagen production and for the regeneration of fresh strong healthy skin cells. The recommended products to introduce into your beauty routine are: Revitalizing eye cream. Vitamin C Serum and Moisturizer”.

Well, there you have it ladies, right from the experts at Hey Gorgeous! It seems early 20’s it is! Being 24, I would definitely have started my wrinkle prevention stage at 20. For now, though, I have been stuck into my routine of my anti-aging products which I have been using for the last year.

I am currently using the Vitamin C Age Defying Serum. This product has been my holy grail of all things anti-wrinkle. I use this at night before bed, to give it a really good chance to soak into my skin and fight off those wrinkles bravely, all night. This serum is highly concentrated and helps boost collagen, and I love that it has a very subtle scent and no funky ingredients that I can’t pronounce, as you find with many serums these days.

The other part of my anti-aging routine is the Hey Gorgeous Happily Ever After Anti-Ageing Moisturiser– sounds dreamy. I apply this in the mornings. I LOVE that this moisturiser is oil free and doesn’t leave my skin over moisturized and greasy! My favourite scent in this is the grapeseed, and the fact that a SMALL dollop goes a very long way!

I’m so happy to have found this range, having struggled with acne for most of my life. I love that all these products are made with natural ingredients and no chemicals. The fact that you need to use these products within 12 weeks speaks for itself.

P.S I’ve noticed a reduction in the wrinkles that were starting to form around my eyes! My skin feels fresh, smells fabulous and is happy, most importantly.

Although Hey Gorgeous is a proudly South African company, they have since launched in the UK, which makes my heart and skin SUPER happy. Click here to view all the different cruelty free goodies that they have to offer.

Until next time,

Mycaila-Jade

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BEAUTY THERAPY INSTITUTE PREGNANCY SPOILS

Last week, I was invited to the Beauty Therapy Institute in Woodstock for some pregnancy spoils and to celebrate the academy’s 21st birthday! You can only imagine the excitement of such adventures when an inflated beach ball seems to be your standard daily look for the last  8 months! A time to relax and be pampered could not have sounded better at the time! My pamper package included a back, neck and shoulder pregnancy massage, and a deluxe paraffin dip for both manicure and pedicure treatments.

BTI (Beauty Therapy Institute) is an actual college situated in the up and coming area of Woodstock, Cape Town. This college is in the Upper East Side building (fancy shmancy) and collaborates with Sorbet – one of the biggest beauty and wellness salons in South Africa. The BTI college actually trades under the name of Sorbet Cape Town – FYI! My favourite part is that the college has a beautiful mountain view from the practical training room where all of their delectable treatments take place – and everyone is SO FRIENDLY!

The first treatment that we started off with was the Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage – I mean, could this have been any more of a magical moment? Obviously when you are pregnant, lying on your not so deflateable tummy is totally off limits, so off to the side we rolled, lying on my left part of my body, and being covered by a blanket (because towels just don’t quite cover the proximity of a pregnant person’s circumference!).

BTI’S own massage cream! It smells like heaven!

Nicole, who gave me the most amazing massage was a total pampering goddess! I absolutely love deep tissue massages, but because there happened to be a growing human in my tummy, we had to lay off a bit of the pressure. Medium pressing was perfect and the relaxation mode was set. I totally had to remind myself that I had a student massaging me, even though it felt otherwise. My massage lasted just over an hour, and I completely almost fell asleep! I guess that is what happens when you’re pregnant and very relaxed! I loved hearing all of Nicole’s stories about her kids, and it was great to have something in common to chat about, which made me feel so comfortable – winning!

Once my massage came to an end, I had a Deluxe manicure with a paraffin dip and pedicure at the same time! Talk about multitasking! Paige gave me a super divine pedicure. She completely transformed my swollen piggy feet and made my hooves look way more presentable!

BTI’s very own foot scrub. It’s the perfect grainy exfoliant!

She used the BTI foot scrub, to remove dead skin cells and polish my trotters. The foot scrub smelt amazing – like fresh bubbles! I could also choose from an array of Sorbet nail colours for both my hands and feet. I went for a neutral selection of “Blush” for my feet and “Melting Moment” for my hands.

On the left we have Blush and on the right we have Melting Moment by Sorbet

While Paige looked worked her magic on my feet, Chelsea gave me a manicure and paraffin dip treatment which I had never had before. Basically, your paws get dipped into hot paraffin wax which creates a waxy coating. Your hands are then put into their own individual plastic coverings and then put into little mittens for a few minutes. Paraffin dips have so many benefits that I actually had no idea about. They increase blood flow, relaxes muscles and helps with joint stiffness AND can also be used to help treat arthritis!

After a few minutes, the dip was peeled off and Chelsea gave me a little hand massage using the BTI Massage Cream, which smells AMAZING – like candy! Once that was finished, she painted my nails with my chosen colour.

Blush by Sorbet

All in all, I had such a lovely time, spending the morning with these ladies. I absolutely love how friendly the students are and I have no doubt that they will make wonderful beauty and wellness therapists.

If you would like to find out more about the Beauty Therapy Institute, click here or view their Facebook page for more info. They have the highest standard of education in the health, beauty and skincare industry and are currently running a fantastic deal of 10% off all massage and holistic courses.

Until next time,

Mycaila – Jade

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MY FAVOURITE 2-IN-1 LUSH CLEANSER AND MASK

It’s time to mask all things facial related! Yes, that means getting down to the bottom of those gnarly pores, blackheads, whiteheads and blemishes the natural way!

If you’re like me, you enjoy all things skin related. Facial masks are a regular, and of course, every day cleansing is a MUST! A happy face means a more confident you, and a confident Betty, means all the more reason to have those boys poreing (pun intended) their hearts out to you!

All natural, fresh ingredients!

I have been a regular user of normal store bought face washes, toners, moisturisers and everything in between, but since being pregnant, and after the extensive research that I have been doing about all the different chemicals that make up majority of these products, I have decided to opt for a more natural route of face bathing!

I have always had naughty skin, so much so, that at one point my spots were so uncontrollable that I had to resort to Accutane. If you know how bad Accutane is for the human body, then I hope that paints a clear enough picture of what my actual face was looking like at the time.

Since being pregnant, my skin has become more sensitive to harsh chemicals, which may be a good thing, since I have now switched over to using more of a natural range of products which I am totally enjoying. I can also totally pronounce all of the ingredients too, which is an added bonus!

The self preserving type is the best type!

Today, I am going to share my 2 favourite 2-in-1 all natural mask and cleanser with you. All organic. All natural. And all fabulous!

Up first, we have the Mask of Magnaminty . This tub brings more to the table than expected. It’s pretty much a 2 in one jar of awesomness! This peppermint mask can be used as a face or body mask and comes in two different sizes – a big tub and a baby tub.

The Mask of Magnaminty

This concoction is self-preserving, which means that it doesn’t need any synthetic preservatives (generally the ingredients that you can’t pronounce) to keep them fresh.

The freshness of peppermint oil and kaolin clay promote a feeling of tingliness and freshness. This mask is also great for redness of the skin (which I have) with its soothing vanilla properties. You can also enjoy a 15-minute moisture burst from the honey in the mask too. The consistency is spot on (excuse the pun) and thick which makes applying the mask to dry skin oh so easy.

Minty fresh!

My other current favourite from the LUSHious range of products is Angels On Bare Skin. This tub of goodness is frightfully heavenly. I will say that at first, I wasn’t the biggest fan of the smell, but after a few sniffs and wafts, I began to LOVE it! This might also be due to an over sensitive pregnancy snout. This product is a little different as it is not a mask, but rather a cleanser, both for the body and face – BINGO!

Angels on Bare Skin!

The consistency is crumbly with plenty of ground almonds, lavender and camomile oil. The lavender is super refreshing against unhappy skin and is an absolute skin savior with its disinfectant properties that help banish bacteria from the pores. How pore-fect!

To use this, simply scoop a few crumbles onto your hand and mix with a dash of water to make a paste. Massage this onto the face or body and rinse to have a smoothly cleansed face!

All of the crumbly goodness!

P.S I totally got my boyfriend to try the Magnaminty mask with me, and he secretly loved it. So come on girls, get your bubbly out and have a pamper night with your man!

Until next time,

Mycaila – Jade

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MOTHER’S DAY FACIALS WITH HEY GORGEOUS! [BAYSIDE MALL]

Firstly, HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to all the new mommies, grannies and god mommies out there! Today we celebrate all the years of putting up with tantrums, attitudes, and memories of laughter, love, surprises and everything else in between.

I for one know that I have given my mom grey hairs, an occasional wrinkle (not that she has many) and of course, I have been accountable for all the marbles that she has lost over the last 24 years. Apparently I WAS an absolute terror and my “terrible two’s” lasted all the way until I was 22!

With the excitement of becoming a new mom myself later in August this year, and realizing that I MIGHT have a Naughty Nelly of a child on my hands, I decided to treat my mom and myself to a Skin Evening and Brightening Facial at Hey Gorgeous (Bayside Mall) to celebrate Mother’s Day and hopefully reverse all those years of stress and apparently the odd “wrinkle” that I caused.

Atlantic Sea Kelp & Brown Rice Cleansing Powder looking dashing!

We started off with the Atlantic sea kelp & Brown rice cleansing powder for a pre cleanse and skin polishing, you know for all the years of stress. This mask was left on our skin for 1 minute and was then massaged in with a cleansing brush. While this mask was getting to work we could totally feel our faces tingling and our  skin was already feeling so much happier! After that, our masks were wiped away with warm water.

Step 1: Looking a little like Shrek in my Sea Kelp Cleansing Mask

The Peach and Rosehip seed cleanser was applied next. This cleanser smelt amazing! There were whiffs of maple syrup and orangey wafts of deliciousness, and not to mention the subtle sweetness of the peaches in the air! While the snouts were enjoying these smells, our faces were having this concoction massaged in with the cleansing brush.

The Peach & Rosehip seed Cleanser and the Vitamin C Toner posing for pictures together!

After that, our moment of heaven was wiped way with the Vitamin C Toner, which is superb for an instant burst of freshness, and helps with collagen production to fight those wrinkles (yet again, for you Mother and all those years of torture) and of course ensures evenness in the skins tone and texture.

Step 2: My mom looking all happy and enjoying the cleansing brush!

The Goji Berry Face Mask was lathered onto our faces next, and that was it, we arrived at our next moment of heaven! Believe me when I say that this smelt more amazing than your grandma’s baked apple pie, and of course has less calories too!!!

The Goji Berry Face Mask with REAL bits of berry in it!

The mask was massaged in with a sponge brush which was so soft and helped penetrate those pores. This was left to work its magic over the next 5 min for those everlasting years of “terrible 2’s” before being wiped away with water and soft cotton pads. Our faces felt softer than your average baby’s bottom (not that I have felt many) and I could feel instant relief from my chin area that was misbehaving with a breakout of super painful spots.

Step 3: There’s a berry on my face!

Goji berries are also fabulous for its anti-aging potential by plumping up those fine lines and hydrating tired skin. You can’t go wrong when evening primrose oil, shea, mango butter, green tea and honey are having an absolute party on your face! Talk about being pampered!

After being wiped away with water, the Vitamin C Serum (for age defying purposes) and the Skin Evening and Brightening Serum was massaged into our faces and left to sink into our skin, helping with moisture and yes, those little lines, yet again.

Step 4: Vitamin C Serum and Skin Evening and Brightening Serum

Afterwards, the Revitalising Eye Cream was applied around the eye area and was massaged in with a super duper magic wand that was heated up.

Step 5: The Revitalising Eye Cream and The Magic Wand

We finished off the treatment with the Skin Lightning & Brightening Moisturiser which helps correct the skin tone. And believe me when I say that this tub of awesomeness is the absolute tits! Wafts of Liquorice Root can be enjoyed by the snout as well as shea butter, coconut and jojoba oils which left my mom feeling like the Fabulous Fiona that she is! I also loved this moisturizer and thought that the entire treatment was to DIE for – even though I TOTALLY walked out there alive!

I absolutely love these products being all natural with no preservatives and have also recently found out that Hey Gorgeous now ship worldwide – how fabulous! There was such a friendly warm atmosphere in the room when having our facials done and we were made to feel right at home and treated with such happiness and had plenty of laughs at the Bayside Mall store. We absolutely loved our facials and I definitely cannot wait to go back and try out all the others.

Look at my mom, all happy and realizing that the last 24 years of torture from me have totally been worth this facial!

I am currently testing out their Belly Butter and Stretch Mark Healing Oil for my growing tummy and will be doing a full review on these once my little one has surfaced after August this year.

Alrighty ladies, head on over to your nearest Hey Gorgeous Store for your facials!

P.S There’s a 30% discount for all facials done on a Friday!

Until next time,

Mycaila – Jade

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LUSH 2017 EASTER RANGE

I hope you all put a Spring in your step this Easter with my Lush Easter Beauty Haul over Instagram. YES, these Lush treats should’ve had you bouncing about, so ears to hoping you had a superbly hoppy Easter. Today I will be going through my thoughts on these beauty bombs, so prepare yourself for a few funny yolks along the way, and make sure you look out for next years 2018 Easter range.

A few weeks ago, I was invited to attend the LUSH bloggers event at my local LUSH store, which was a complete honour! Right up until the last moment where I couldn’t make it because PREGNANCY got in the way. You know, some days are superb and others not so much. As you can imagine, I totally wanted to risk it, but you never know what to expect when there’s a little chick waiting to hatch. I had to unfortunately give the event a skip, but I still managed to get my hands on the new fun Easter range from LUSH.

First up, we have a BUNCH OF CARROTS BUBBLE BAR. These are SO CUTESY for some magic in the bathtub! What’s even better is that these carrots are reusable and can last for 30 baths in total between the collection – that’s 10 baths per carrot and a whole lot of bubbles. These are also fun for kids to use. Simply hold a carrot under the running tap, watch the bubbles pop and the water change colour! These also aren’t your average vitamic C carrots, just by the way. These bubble bars are rich with lemon, bergamot, and buchu oils to fill your tub with citrusy bubbles and scents.

Bunch of carrots bubble bar

Next, we have the GOLDEN EGG BATH BOMB. With explosions (literally) of glitter and cocoa butter, you’re guaranteed to come out looking all sparkly and feeling moisturised. This bomb melts in the bath and turns the water bright yellow – almost as if you’ve cracked an egg! This is a slow melting bath bomb and spins about dissolving in the water like a baked potato!

Golden egg bath bomb

This next one is one of my favourites. It involves a bunny, and a squeaky clean face. Yip, it’s time to meet FLOPSY! This is a face cleanser or if we want to get technical, Flopsy is actually a face wash cleanser. How does it work, you may be wondering? Well that’s an easy one! Flopsy lives in a tub. Everytime you want to use your little jelly, all you need to do unsquish him out the tub, stroke over your face, or rub between your paws to get it frothy and create a lather. This is also the best smelling bunny in Town. Bergamot oils and zesty lemon will leave you feeling jolly with this jelly!

Flopsy

If you’re looking for a bigger bomb, then the CHICK ‘N MIX is perfect for you. This little (or rather large, actually) bomb is basically is 2 bombs in one – winning! Chick n mix is a fun mixture of half yellow and half blue with a little orange egg. They can be used together or for 2 separate baths, to make your bomb go further. This bomb is the perfect excuse to get chicky with it, with bergamot oils, tonke absolute and a few surprises in the bath.

Chick ‘n Mix

My final bomb of the day is the “Which came first” egg. Plop this bomb into the bath to see whether the chicken or the egg surfaces first. It’s petty egg-straordinary if you ask me and smells just like Spring. If you’re looking for relaxation, then look no further. Scents of refreshing lemon and grapefruit oils are sure to make the water super soft and creamy.

Which came first?

I hope that you all had a wonderful Easter and that your Sunday was at the very least, a good hare day.

Until next time,

Mycaila-Jade

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ELIZABETH ARDEN BEAUTIFUL COLOUR LIPSTICKS COLLECTION [REVIEW]

I’ve always been one to envy boldly coloured lips! And so I should – perfectly dressed puckers are so 2017!

Neutral statement lips during the day are such a game changer and I am totally feeling the berry tones this year a night time Wintery look.

With having beautifully coloured lips, comes the confidence to step foot outside and show them off, which every one of us should totally make our own and be proud to have such gorgeous colours flaunting about on our smoochers!

Today I am going to be giving you the 411 on my thoughts on the Elizabeth Arden “Day to Date Colour Collection” range, and let me just say that I am absolutely loving them! I have chosen 2 day colours, and 2 night colours from the collection.

All four beauties in a row. From left to right: desert rose, ultra violet.

I have always been a fan of Elizabeth Arden themselves, but their lipsticks just take it to an entire different level, not to mention the beautiful gold tube packaging  that these babies come in. Could the look of these lipsticks be anymore chic? In my opinion, they are just simply gorgeous!

My two “Day colours” are Desert Rose 17 and Iced Grape 36. Both are neutral colours, suitable for a day time look, and LETS BE HONEST, a girl can never get enough neutrals, or at least I can’t!

Both of these shades are infused with moisture rich pigments which leave your lips feeling soft and smooth all day and provide long lasting colour, which is fabulous! A secret ingredient of Volulip helps to seal in moisture which also helps in creating lips of a fuller and plump nature. Long lasting colour for a glamorous look is always a winner in my books!

Desert Rose 17 is the lighter of the two “Day” coloured lipsticks. It has a gold shimmer and a subtle hint of pink in the works, with a Pearl finish. If you love shimmer and pinky undertones, then this colour is for you!

Deset Rose – Has to be one of my favorites!

My second “Day” colour is Iced Grape 36. This colour is a tad darker and has a way of defining the lips with a single swipe of colour. This is my absolute favourite colour from this Beautiful Colour Collection. It’s simple and soft, but subtly makes a statement.

The Iced Grape Beauty

For my two “Night” colours, I have chosen Ultra Violet 40 and Raspberry 48. Both are bold colours, perfect for a date night. YIPPEE! Not only do they make a statement, but they are simple and a classic way to brighten up any night time make up look.

Ultra Violet 40 is the darker colour of the two. This colour has a deeper plum shade and is the perfect accessory for a little black dress. It has deep purple undertones and has a shimmery finish. These lipsticks are long wear so be prepared to find your lips stained in the darker shades, for a while. I absolutely love the Ultra Violet 40 shade. If you’re feeling bold and daring on a night out, then this one’s for you!

Ultra Violet – perfect for a night look!

My second “night” colour is Raspberry 48. This colour has an undertone of the, well, the raspberry type. In my opinion, it is a little lighter than the Ultra Violet 40, but is definitely more on the darker pink side of life.

Both are equally as beautiful and chic. Naked puckers are never attractive, so be sure to dress those girls up in one of these shades for a night out on the Town.

Until next time,

Mycaila-Jade

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BATISTE DRY SHAMPOO RANGE [REVIEW & COMPETITION]

Good hair days, bad hair days – we ALL have them! Some, much more than others, but alas, those days of naughty locks that don’t listen to your hairy demands happen to the best of us.

If you’re anything like me when it comes to your fur, then you’d agree that your hair can either make or break your look of the day, or night – whichever tickles your pickle.

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Thankfully though, for those bad hair days, we no longer need to put our noggin strands in the naughty corner for misbehaving. We simply just refresh them with Batiste dry shampoo. And trust me, with this, it completely encourages your hair to have a new and improved attitude for the day – HOW FABULOUS!

Besides transforming your hair to look clean and fresh and full of volume, these babies’ come in super yummy fragrances too! Today I have chosen my top 3 Batiste dry shampoo fragrances to chat about with you guys.

Up first, we have the Coconut & Exotic Tropical Fragrance. Sounds islandy, right? And yes, this totally smells like a holiday in a can! My favourite part (besides the smell) is the super cute packaging. Flamingos, palm trees and tropical leaves are all spread out over a bright yellow background. FYI – we all know that yellow is a happy colour, so you can only imagine how fabulous it leaves you feeling!

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Next up is the Floral and Flirty Blush Fragrance – talk about girl power! I love how fresh and dainty this one smells – and just look at those pink hearts on the bottle! Expect super flowery scents through the snout with whisps of petals and roses. How romantic, but of course, let your hair do the flirting while getting those boys to flock at your feet with such delicious looking locks! You can thank Batiste later!

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Lastly, we have the Clean and Classic Original. This one is, well…clean, and yes…classic. It has a fresh powdery scent and is, well…an original too!  One of my favourite things about Batiste is that their products are vegan and totally cruelty free! How delightful!

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COMPETITION DETAILS:  [CAPE TOWN & UK]

Want to be the betty with the lushest locks in Town? No problem! Subscribe to my blog to be entered into a raffle to win a Batiste worth R500. Excuse the pun, but – WINNING!

If you are already signed up, like this blog post and tell me which fragrance is your absolute favourite. All participants who enter will be added into a raffle and chosen at random. YAY!

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Happy entering, Beautiful Betty’s!!

Until next time,

Mycaila-Jade

xxx

LUSH SHOWER JELLIES [REVIEW]

The 411 of every day/morning or evening should definitely be personal hygiene. If not, we might have to reconsider our friendship, otherwise, let me let you in on my latest secret of how to smell like the freshest daisy in town, all day long!

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One of my favourite shower products from Lush is STILL their ever so famous shower jellies. I recently found myself back at their store in Buchanan Street gravitating towards the jelly section. There’s no doubt that these are totally my favourite wobbly bits!

First off, unlike all of your regular shower creams and products, these ones tend to live in the fridge, for extra freshness, and it makes sense when use them too. The sensation of a cold handful of jelly on your skin under hot water is super soothing & unimaginably refreshing!

Although there are a few different scented bits of wobblies, today I will be sharing my two favourites with you – The Whoosh & The Refresher.

THE WHOOSH

This jelly has a whimsical selection of the freshest ingredients being lemon, lime and rosemary all mixed with honey water – sounds good enough to have in your morning smoothie, right? Well, you can only imagine how delicious it smells!

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Whoosh appears to be a see-through darkish blue and lifts to a beautifully lighter colour in the sunshine. It’s like a little tub of the ocean – all magical and relaxing.

One thing that I love about Lush, is their sense of humour when it comes to their descriptions of their beautifully handcrafted products. The name “WHOOSH” comes from the sound of deadliness whizzing by for times when you feel like an alien on your own planet. A shower jelly with a bit of personality? We don’t seem to come across those very often.

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THE REFRESHER  

With this jelly, you’ll feel like a queen (or king) that has found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. With its rose oil & lemony scent, this jelly is a MUST when rethinking your morning routine. It will give you the ultimate blast to a good day and leave you feeling refreshed – just like the name says! And let’s not forget that the goldie colouring will make you look and feel like a winner all around! Fancy that!

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HOW TO USE

Firstly, we know that these creations live in the fridge. Secondly, these babies are super easy to use. Literally pop them out of the pot, and rub over your body for a squeaky clean experience. Pop them back in their pots & place in the fridge again.

These products are 100% vegan and are made out of a solid seaweed gel which is super moisturising for the skin.

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You can find these 100g jelly pots at your local lush stacked on the crushed ice display with all their other differently scented friends.

Happy showering!!

Until next time,

Mycaila-Jade

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RIMMEL #INSTA FIX & GO SPRAY [REVIEW]

I seem to have found myself a 2 for 1 bargain, YET AGAIN!

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Last time, this was my Garnier Pure Active 3 in 1 and this time it’s the 2 in 1 Primer & Setting Spray from Rimmel. And with “#INSTA” being a part of it’s name, it’s just as fabulous as it sounds!  I hardly used to use anything of this nature last year, 2017 has brought on a whole new adventure and love for such products!

Ever gone out and had your make up vanish off your face half way through the day, leaving you questioning where Cinderella was with her magic tricks to fix you up? YUP, ME TOO, and let’s be honest, those moments are not very fun when you don’t have any makeup on standby!

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Since then, I have come to realise the importance of priming your face, and sprinkling some magical mist once all finishing touches have been made before heading out the door.

If you’re a watermelon kinda girl and love a fruity fragrance, then this FIX & GO spray is perfect for you – it smells fabulous and is super refreshing!

Being water based, this product is absolutely amazing if you’re a tad bit worried about developing an oily looking complexion throughout the day, because let’s face it (pun intended) – we all hate finding ourselves in situations like that!

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My favourite thing about this spray is that it’s quick drying and locks in makeup, just in case you thought your makeup was talented enough to escape your face. Although, apparently it is, which is Rimmel have invented such a fabulous solution.

How to use:

Spray onto a clean face before applying makeup to help prime the skin for a dewy effect.

Once makeup has been applied, hold the bottle a few inches away from yourself and spray towards your face, walking into the mist. And there you go, the “setting” has been done.

(Sometimes I find myself flapping about for a few seconds afterwards with my hands to dry off my face a little quicker)

And there you have it, it’s as simple and 1,2,3 spray and that’s you, ready for your day!

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Until next time,

Mycaila-Jade

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