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Fashion and Beauty Products

I eat and drink fashion and beauty, which is why you read a lot of these topics on Fashion and Style Police. I wonder how the world would have been without fashion and beauty. It would have been dead boring. That I am sure of. I bet I won’t have been able to cope.

These fashion and beauty products were delivered in the last few days, and I have been busy with them.

 

Calvin Klein Gold Plated Earrings

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I got this stunning Calvin Klein Earrings from Browns Family Jewellers and had to Instagram it immediately. I love the shade of gold. It goes so well with my studs. And I am a huge fan of anything Calvin Klein. I think it is a great fashion accessory brand. Calvin Klein accessories always scream quality. I love them all!

What do you think of the earrings? I am so in love and will be featuring them in an outfit post soon.

 

SheaMoisture Argan Oil & Almond Milk Smooth and Tame Range

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I am a huge fan of SheaMoisture hair products. I have used quite few of their hair products, and I love every one of them. They are great for my hair and that of my daughters.

The latest additions to our SheaMoisture collection are Argan Oil & Almond Milk Smooth and Tame Shampoo, Conditioner and Blow Out Creme. This range performs as well as the others.

 

Key Benefits
  • Helps to control frizz
  • Smoothes hair
  • Helps to improve manageability
  • Cruelty free
  • Contains organic ingredients and fair-trade ingredients
  • No sulphates, no parabens, no phthalates, no paraffin, no mineral oil, no synthetic colour and no petrolatum
  • Detangles hair
  • Revives tired hair
  • Lightweight
  • Seals hair cuticles against humidity

 

All products contain no harmful ingredients, which is amazing for the hair. If in doubt, give this range or any of the SheaMoisture ranges a try.

 

 

Olverum Bath Oil

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I have used Olverum Bath Oil and I think it is a fantastic bath oil. The fact that all the oil is absorbed into my skin, leaving no greasy residue in my bath tub is amazing.

Before I met Olverum, I always found using bath oil products a chore, because I had to scrub the bath right after, so no one trips. So it is great to not have that problem with Olverum Bath Oil. I can see myself taking this travel set away with me on many trips. Half a capful of this product leaves me feeling so relaxed.

 

What do you think of these products?

 

*PR samples.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 Things you need to know before getting laser hair removal treatment

I had my last session of my laser hair removal treatment last year. There were 6 sessions in total including the patch treatment. Many people have asked me about my laser hair removal experience, and some questions have been asked a few times by different people. So I thought writing a post on 5 Things you need to know before getting laser hair removal treatment would be useful.

 

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The laser hair removal treatment I had was on my chin. I found my chin hairs very annoying. The best option for me was to have the laser treatment, since waxing and threading were not the keeping my chin hair-free long enough. I would 100% recommend this treatment to anyone in need of it. I found it very effective. But before you go ahead, here are some things you need to know you start the treatment.

 

5 Things you need to know before getting laser hair removal treatment

Avoid the sun before your treatment

It is best to stay out of the sun before your treatment. You won’t be able to have the treatment done if the area has a sun burn. It is best to have the treatment done in the autumn/winter months if possible.

You should also avoid tanning beds, spray tans, tanning lotion and makeup on the area to be treated. I had to always wipe my chin area completely before the treatment to ensure there was no makeup on it.

 

You will need a couple of sessions

You will need a couple of sessions to achieve good results. I had 6 sessions and I know someone who had 12 sessions. The number of sessions you have depends on the area to be treated, the type of hair to be removed and many other factors.

Consistency is the way to achieve good results. So ensure you have as many treatments as needed, and at the right time too.  I went for my treatments every 4/6 weeks.

 

The pain is bearable

I found the pain bearable, but maybe I just have a good pain threshold. Many people I know complain about how uncomfortable it is and I agree. It is uncomfortable but not as painful as I imagined.

 

It is suitable on all skin types 

The laser hair removal treatment I had is suitable for all skin types. You can find out more about it being suitable for your skin type from this short YouTube video.

 

 

Do not wax or thread after treatment

You can shave, but make sure you don’t wax or thread after each treatment. Whilst having the treatment, pulling out your hair follicles through waxing and threading hinders the process.

 

Have you ever thought of having laser hair removal treatment? If yes, what is stopping you?

 

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Why you should avoid alcohol in your skincare products

I’m always on the lookout for products that will help improve my skin. And if you’re like me, you’re extremely careful with the kind of skincare products you buy and apply on your skin. No matter how positive the reviews on a product are, I make sure I read through all the ingredients to check if the product contains ingredients that would be harmful to my skin.

 

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One of the ingredients I watch out for is alcohol. Although there are negative views about cosmetics that contain alcohol, it has proven quite beneficial in some circumstances. For example, some of the ingredients some skincare products contain are not water-soluble and thus can only be dissolved in alcohol. Alcohol helps give our creams its creamy consistency but it has its downsides too. And depending on how you look at it, alcohol is an ingredient you should be wary about. Here are some of the reasons why.

 

  1. It dries the skin

Contrary to what many people think, not all types of alcohol are bad for your skin. Fatty alcohol like cetearyl, cetyl and stearyl alcohols actually help to improve the condition of your skin. However there are some types of alcohol that are harmful to your skin like denatured alcohol (Alcohol Denat.), SD alcohol and isopropyl alcohol that can irritate and dry out your skin. When your skin gets dry, it promotes the over production of sebum which makes your skin oily and lead to blemishes.

 

  1. Reduces the skin’s ability to retain moisture

If you want healthy and youthful skin, then you need to make sure your skin is constantly hydrated. What alcohol based products do to your skin is to degenerate your skin’s protective layer. This drastically reduces your skin’s ability to retain moisture. The protective layer of your skin helps to shield your skin from environmental damage like the harsh ultraviolet rays. This will cause your skin to go red or feel raw after applying a skincare product.

 

  1. Alcohol in skincare products leads to breakouts

We’ve all had our fair share of struggles with pimples and the blemishes they leave behind. Using alcohol based products can trigger acne breakouts. Breakouts come as a result of the pores on your skin getting clogged with sebum and those clogged pores get infected and inflamed.

Alcohol helps to kill acne-causing bacteria. It also helps to reduce the presence of oil. If used in moderation, alcohol based skincare products can help reduce the presence of acne. However excessive use of alcohol can strip your skin off its natural oils and this will lead to over production of oil which then leads to break outs.

 

  1. It kills the cells on your skin

Your skin is constantly renewing itself. The production of new skin cells helps you have healthy and youthful skin. The new skin cells will help protect the skin from environmental hazards. However, when you continuously apply alcohol on your skin, it not only removes the dead skin cells, it takes the new skin cells along with it thereby reducing the protective ability of the skin.

 

Do you look out for alcohol in skincare products?

 

 

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