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Danny Haile launches PolyGel in SA!

I recently attended the launch of polygel which if you are a fan of gelish you will absolutely love. We met Danny Haile the brains behind nail harmony (it was such an honour to meet him.I also went into the salon to experience it and it was amazing.

PolyGel integrates the best qualities of both acrylic and hard gel into one patent-pending product! See our invitation below to find out how YOU can experience this once in a life time opportunity with Danny Haile in person, in Cape Town!

Not an acrylic, not a hard gel, patent-pending Gelish® PolyGel™ combines the best of both in a revolutionary all-in-one system that’s undeniably better!

Years in development and extensively salon tested; users agree that Gelish® PolyGel™ delivers strong, flexible, feather light nails, that is odorless and with no airborne dust.

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POLYGEL is an all-in-one formula for the perfect working consistency. No monomer, no mixing, no ratios. The odorless formula allows you to work as fast or as long as you want. Tube dispensing allows you to use just what you need for no wasted product. Formulated using a game-changing polymer fusion, PolyGel’s breakthrough TriPolymer Technology™* delivers gravity-defying performance for astonishingly easy, chase-free applications. The unique putty-like viscosity ensures smooth, flawless nails and even color. PolyGel’s formulation combines acrylic powder for strength in a gel base with photo initiators providing workability without the unpleasant monomer odor. And, the heavier-than-air TriPolymer fillings are 30% heavier than acrylic and hard gel filings, which means they fall to the table for virtually no airborne dust. *TriPolymer Technology = Oligomers from Gels; Polymers from Acrylics; Polymers from Lacquer

 

Application in 3 Steps

Step 1
Squeeze, slice, and roll. Squeeze just the right amount of PolyGel out of the tube, slice product with your multi-purpose tool. Roll onto nail.

Step 2
Using your brush and a small amount of Slip Solution shape product into place. Use with a short square, firm synthetic brush.

Step 3
Cure 30 seconds in 18G LED Light.

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Queen of hearts and a silver chrome accent nail

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But first let’s take a selfie with Morgan Taylor’s new selfie 2017 summer collection

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Morgan Taylor just released a new limited-edition 6-piece collection called Selfie Summer the shades are all bright vibrant and lively to get you pool side ready. I received 3 colours to play around with. They have great coverage, dry quickly and are semi-matte.

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All about the pout
  1. All About the Pout is described as a pastel  coral neon creme. This shade makes my skin look more tanned.
  2. Best Face Forward is described as a Purple Neon Lacquer. This is a royal purple shade. The best part about this one is it contains sparkly blue flakes.
  3. Pretty as a Pink-ture is described as a Pink Neon Lacquer.

You can see this collection hit shelves on the 1st September 2017. Although it is a summer collection here in SA it will also fit as nice spring shades too. So get those cameras ready for some hot selfies to show off those gorgeous nails.

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RSP: R149 per bottle or R266 for a pack of 4 minis

 

Review: Jimmy Choo L’EAU EDT

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Jimmy Choo has just released a new fragrance and I am so excited to be wearing to this in the spring months. I have always hoped that Jimmy would release a more floral fragrance type. Jimmy Choo blossom was a step in the right direction but not quite there yet but this one has hit the nail on the head perfectly.

The Story:
Jimmy Choo L’EAU is an expression of the dynamic, alluring and adventurous Jimmy Choo woman for Summer 2017. As delicate as she is defiant, as elegant as she is audacious; the Jimmy Choo Woman’s duality is matched by L’EAU’s strong, free-spirited yet resolutely feminine scent. The fragrance is a sensual evocation of the Jimmy Choo woman with pure and subtle notes heightened by hibiscus flower. The contrasting notes are an expression of modern femininity, writing a new chapter in the history of Jimmy Choo Parfums and placing L’EAU amongst the most coveted of Jimmy Choo accessories.

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The fragrance is a real symphony with an opening of bergamot that uplifts and motivates.  Then Hibiscus and peony take center stage and is backed by back up dancer soft musky base which stays long after the show has finished. Hibiscus is a note I don’t see often in a scent since many of the flowers don’t actually have any scents but the ones that do have a honey type scent.

Top Notes: Bergamot and Hibiscus

Heart Notes: Nectarine and Peony

Base Notes: Cedarwood and Musks

This fragrance is not too sweet and is a beautiful feminine scent. The bottle itself is beautifully crafted in blush pink (a very trending colour of 2017) The usual bottle design except this bottle is longer and oval which I actually like more as it takes up less space and is easier to hold. This one is definitely worth a sniff the next time you are in-store.

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EDT 90ml-R1095.00

EDT 60ml-R945.00

EDT 40ml-R645.00

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Review: Philip Kingsley PK Prep Perfecting spray

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King of hair, Philip Kingsley (notice what I did there) is back with their latest PK Prep range and I’ve been loving this Perfecting Spray. Not only does it act as a heat defence and UV protective spray, it’s also great for fighting frizz, boosting volume at the root, hydrating the hair and achieving smoothness! It’s jam-packed with vitamins and nutrients (namely ProVitamin B5, Glycerin, Xylitol, Polymers, PK elastin and Lactitol) which help support your hair’s health. Simply spray into damp hair and then blow-dry or style! The dream!

PK Prep is scientifically formulated to build the foundations for perfect hair. PK Prep uniquely cares for the health of the hair whilst helping to deliver session-quality styling results.

Infused with the delicate notes of cherry blossom, PK Prep leaves a beautiful fragrance trail wherever you go.

Love love love this a real must have for all.

You can get your hands on this for R650 Philip Kingsley Trichology Clinics and online at http://www.philipkingsley.co.za and http://www.bestofbeauty.co.za.

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Morgan Taylor the great ice-scape winter 2017 collection

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Winter is all about dark and cool colours and Morgan Taylor has just launched a new winter collection.

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The Great Ice-scape Winter 2017 Collection was inspired from the beautiful art of figure skating, the collection offers six divine matching gel polish and lacquer shades including soft pinks, milky blues, and a copper shimmer to lift your spirits during the winter months.

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“For our winter collection, we wanted to keep the colors as playful and sophisticated as the sport of ice skating,” says Danny Haile, CEO and Founder of Gelish Soak-Off Gel Polish. “Our color choices compliment the femininity and gracefulness of this winter activity to a tee.”
Strap on your skates and glide onto the rink with these fabulous winter shades!

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All Morgan Taylor polishes are of the highest quality. They are long lasting and 2 coats is all you need for full coverage. I also love the fact that the colour you see in the bottle is always true to the colour you will get.

I got 2 to play around with my fave being Figure 8s & heartbreaks (Plum)

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Hey, Twirl-friend!

Available in matching Gelish & Morgan Taylor Shades from July 2017. Big bottles and mini packs (4 minis=great value) RSP R246

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Dawn body cream and lotion re-rising

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A while back I attended the launch for Dawn what made this launch very unique was that usually launches are more for new products but this was something different as it was more of a brand vision relaunch and also an upgrade bump on the packaging which will make it’s appearance in store around August.

See snippets of the launch below:

In a nutshell Dawn’s new vision is to inspire and mentor the young women of South Africa to empower them to glow with beauty and confidence everyday.

Dawn has launched a mentorship programme with the guidance of mentoring NGO, SAYes. Through this collaboration, Dawn will become the catalyst that connects successful women with SAYes so that, together they can help young women by giving them positive role models and mentorship.

The Dawn range of hand & body lotions have been specifically crafted by a team of skin care experts to deliver confidence on the go. With its unique blend of Special Oils, Vitamin A and E and Glycerine that absorb easily into the skin, Dawn offers optimum moisturisation for up to 24 hours, leaving your skin feeling silky smooth and soft.

At the launch event, Dawn gathered a group of inspirational women from all walks of life to start a conversation, encouraging like-minded women to share their stories of success and the challenges they have faced to get to where they are today. Women like sports presenter and radio personality Mpho Maboi, PR Guru and entrepreneur Allegro Dinkwanyane and make-up artist and stylist to the stars Merlene Williams will lend their time and expertise to mentor young women who are aiming for the stars.

Dawn lotions have been around for as long as I can remember (1960s to be exact! Way before my time) It’s affordable, works effectively, smells amazing is not greasy on the skin. There are so many variants:

Dawn Body Lotions
Variant Product Information ml RSP
Aloe Vera Nourish your skin with the soothing properties of natural Aloe Vera, which leaves your skin fresh and healthy. Formulated by skin care experts and enriched with tissue oil, glycerine and added vitamins A & E for intense moisturisation thatgives you naturally glowing, beautiful skin all day long. 200ml
400ml
R 12.99
R 21.99
Cocoa Butter Experience the rich, fullbodied aroma of Cocoa Butter with accents of chocolate and vanilla. Intensive skin care to restore lost moisture and nourish skin deeply. Enriched with tissue oil, glycerine and added vitamins A & E for intense moisturisation that gives you naturally glowing, beautiful skin all day long. 200ml
400ml
R 12.99
R 21.99
Exotic Richness Indulge your skin with the luxurious experience of Exotic Richness body lotion. Ignite your mood with delicate hints of peach, jasmine and sandalwood. Enriched with tissue oil, glycerine and added vitamins A & E for intense moisturisation that gives you naturally glowing, beautiful skin all day long. 200ml
400ml
R 12.99
R 21.99
Radiant Glow Let your inner radiance dance across your skin with the subtle shimmer of Radiant Glow deeply
moisturising body lotion. Enriched with tissue oil, glycerine and added vitamins A & E for intense
moisturisation that gives you naturally glowing, beautiful skin all day long.
200ml
400ml
R 12.99
R 21.99
Rich Lanolin Awaken your romantic dreams with the delicate scent of seductive rose. Deeply nourishing with warm, feminine undertones to keep skin feeling smooth and silky. Enriched with tissue oil,
glycerine and added vitamins A & E for intense moisturisation that gives you naturally glowing,
beautiful skin all day long.
200ml
400ml
R 12.99
R 21.99
Special Musk Celebrate your femininity with the comforting aroma of Special Musk. Classic scents blended
to linger on your skin whilst moisturising deeply. Enriched with tissue oil, glycerine and
added vitamins A & E for intense moisturisation that gives you naturally glowing, beautiful skin
all day long.
200ml
400ml
R 12.99
R 21.99
Tropical Cream Awaken your senses with the uplifting aroma of Tropical Cream. The exotic, fruity notes will fill
your spirit with energy and vitality. Enriched with tissue oil, glycerine and added vitamins A & E for intense moisturisation that gives you naturally glowing, beautiful skin all day long.
200ml
400ml
R 12.99
R 21.99
Vanilla Milk Wrap your skin in the sweet and delicate scent of Vanilla Milk. The subtle essence will leave
your skin feeling soothed and fresh. Enriched with tissue oil, glycerine and added vitamins
A & E for intense moisturisation that gives you naturally glowing, beautiful skin all day long.
200ml
400ml
R 12.99
R 21.99
Vitamin E Breathe new life into your skin with the natural benefits of intensely moisturising Vitamin E.
Formulated by skin care experts and enriched with tissue oil, glycerine and added vitamins
A & E for intense moisturisation that gives you naturally glowing, beautiful skin all day long.
200ml
400ml
R 12.99
R 21.99
Dawn Body Creams
Variant Product Information ml RSP
Aloe Vera Nourish your skin with the soothing properties of natural Aloe Vera, which leaves your skin fresh
and healthy. Formulated by skin care experts and enriched with tissue oil, glycerine and added vitamins A & E for intense moisturisation that gives you naturally glowing, beautiful skin
all day long.
280ml R 23.99
Cocoa Butter Experience the rich, fullbodied aroma of Cocoa Butter with accents of chocolate and vanilla. Intensive skin care to restore lost moisture and nourish skin deeply. Enriched with tissue oil, glycerine and added vitamins A & E for intense moisturisation that gives you naturally glowing, beautiful skin all day long. 280ml R 23.99
Radiant Glow Let your inner radiance dance across your skin with the subtle shimmer of Radiant Glow deeply
moisturising body lotion. Enriched with tissue oil, glycerine and added vitamins A & E for intense
moisturisation that gives you naturally glowing, beautiful skin all day long.
280ml R 23.99
Special Musk Celebrate your femininity with the comforting aroma of Special Musk. Classic scents blended
to linger on your skin whilst moisturising deeply. Enriched with tissue oil, glycerine and
added vitamins A & E for intense moisturisation that gives you naturally glowing, beautiful skin
all day long.
280ml R 23.99
Vitamin E Breathe new life into your skin with the natural benefits of intensely moisturising Vitamin E.
Formulated by skin care experts and enriched with tissue oil, glycerine and added vitamins
A & E for intense moisturisation that gives you naturally glowing, beautiful skin all day long.
280ml R 23.99

 

 

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