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Giveaway: POND’S Flawless Radiance hamper

August 26, 2016

What a better time to do a giveaway than right now, during the month where we celebrate women?! Right?! YIP!!! Since I had the opportunity to use the POND’S Flawless Radiance  range (which I absolutely love by the way) I think it’s only fair that I give you guys, my awesome reader the chance to also experience these amazing products. So, I’m doing this awesome giveaway – YAY!!!!

Here’s how it works: All you need to do is share YOUR beautiful habit for combating Delayed Sun Damage in today’s world. Instagram or Tweet me with the hashtag #BeautifulHabits. We all have our own ways of dealing with the delayed effects so I’d like to know your ways. Like I always, beauty secrets are meant to be shared!!!

You stand a chance to WIN a hamper filled with POND’S Flawless Radiance products. It’s that easy!!! I’m giving away 2 of these lovely hampers, so your chances are higher. I will be announcing the winners very soon so, do enter as soon as possible. Enter as many times as you like, you will not be disqualified.

I’m excited!!! All the best my gorgeous ladies!!!

TaTa

MelMO

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Review: Pond’s Flawless Radiance – Day Cream

August 5, 2016

For as long as I can remember, most of the women in my family have always used Pond’s. My mom, my aunts, some of my cousins and even I have dabbled in some Pond’s products myself. My mom has always had amazing skin, to this day she still does and she still uses Pond’s. After my experiment with the Pond’s UV bracelet I decided to try out some products from their Flawless Radiance range that promise delayed sun damage prevention and protection.

For almost a month now, I have been using the Pond’s Flawless Radiance Visible Even Tone – Day Cream in conjunction with the night cream and serum. Key info to know about POND’S flawless radiance Day Cream:

“POND’S flawless radiance Day Cream works with the technological power of its 7 Derma Actives in order to help you achieve flawless, radiant skin. These 7 ingredients are a combination of skin moisturisers, anti-oxidant agents, and skin vitamins that penetrate the different layers of your skin to even skin tone, fade dark marks and smooth skin texture from within.”

7  DERMA ACTIVES

1. VITAMIN B3 – crucial in its ability to preserve skin texture and block melanin transfer to the skin surface

2. GLYCEROL – a skin moisturiser that helps in smoothing and hydrating, thereby improving the texture of skin

3. ALLANTOIN – replenishes and helps soothe the skin

4. VITAMIN E – through its anti-oxidant properties, it restores skin cells to keep skin looking vibrant

5. VITAMIN C – an anti-oxidant that reduces free radicals

6. 12-HSA – an ingredient that inhibits the inflammation factor in skin that contributes to overall sunburn damage

7. SUPERIOR OPTICS – instantly improves skin tone to give a natural, radiant look

Flawless Radiane Visible Even Tone – Day Cream promises the following:

• Enhance skin clarity by fading dark marks and blemishes

• Smooth skin texture by diminishing pores

• Brighten skin tone by illuminating and evening skin

My skin concerns:

  1. Blemishes and dark spots
  2. Dry skin which tends to cause dullness
  3. Uneven skin tone

My results:

I started seeing a notable differences on my skin after about 2 weeks of use. My skin brightened quite and lost some of the dullness. I don’t know if drinking a lot of water had something to do with it or not but my skin did some much clearer after the two weeks of us. I have always had some stubborn dark marks that can be very frustrating, they have not fully disappeared but they have lightened slightly. My overall skin tone has also improved, which is great. I know most women and men suffer from unevenness of the skin, this is a great product to try and combat that. The older you get the tougher your skin becomes, its no longer that easy to remove simple problems that may come your way. That’s why always encourage my reader to try out different products and it you find the ones that work for you, stick with them. I will continue the use of these products coz they seem to be working fine for me so far. I will continue monitoring my skin and keep you posted.

What I have also learned from this process is that skin remedies do not need to cost an arm and a leg for the to work. High cost equal good result is a myth. If it is not damaging your health in any way and it works perfectly for your skin – stick with it!

Ta Ta For Now.

Mel-Mo

Visible Even Tone Day Cream 50ml – R119.99

Anti Spot Intensive Even Tone Serum 30ml – R129.99

Re-Brightening Night Treatment 50ml – R119.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My Fav Nude Lipsticks

July 20, 2016
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All these are Mac, they go for R220 per lipstick. My all time fav is Kinda Sexy but Taupe suits me the most. Leave me a comment below and let me know which is your favourite.

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Delayed Sun Damage – Pond’s UV Bracelet

July 12, 2016
I went outside for a short while and within 10 minutes of being exposed to the sun, i could already see slight changes in the colour. It was turning into a light peachy shade.

File 2016-07-12, 10 14 15Like most people, I am always on the quest of finding the best beauty/skin regimen. So, I do a lot of research on what could help improve my skin’s appearance and of course what could potentially be harmful to my skin. I make sure to follow reputable beauty bloggers on social media to learn about the latest in beauty tips. However, more often than not, I like to conduct my own beauty/skin “experiments”. So when the opportunity to test and learn about the effects of what is called Delayed Sun Damage, I could not pass it up.

What is Delayed Sun Damage you ask?! Well, according to recent research “scientific studies have revealed that the sun’s ultraviolet rays are so harsh that they can damage the skin right down to its deepest layers, for up to 12 hours after sun exposure. This phenomenon is called ‘Delayed Sun Exposure’ and it is the new enemy of flawless skin, resulting in uneven skin tone, dark marks and enlarged pores.” Hectic, right!? I am very certain that I do not want those kind of problems.

POND’s introduced me to their UV bracelet/armband which helps measure the effects of Delayed Sun Damage (DSD) to the skin. The experiment is quite simple: I wore the UV bracelet for one full day and while completing my daily tasks, I monitored the colour changes of the bracelet as that reflected whether DSD has had any effects.

I had to follow a few guidelines to ensure full effectiveness of the bracelet:

  • The bracelet should not be exposed to the sun/UV radiation when not wearing it.
  • No liquids on the bracelet.
  • No sharing of the bracelet from one person to the next during experiment.
  • No covering of the bracelet with clothing or accessories as expose to the sun is necessary for it to work.
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In the morning when I woke up I put on the bracelet it looked like so: A bright yellow colour, which is exactly how I received it.

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Two hours later, I was still in the house – I noticed no change in colour.

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I continued to stay indoors while wearing the UV bracelet for another hour, with absolutely no colour change taking place. Even though it was exposed to daylight inside the house, there was no sun rays coming in contact with it.

I went outside for a short while and within 10 minutes of being exposed to the sun, i could already see slight changes in the colour. It was turning into a light peachy shade.

I went outside for a while and within 20-30 minutes of being exposed to the sun, I could already see slight changes in the colour. It was turning into a light peachy shade. I went back into the house where there was no UV rays, however the colour did not go back to it’s original shade. It remained slightly peach.

Later on in the day I took a 40-45 minute drive to Pretoria, the bracelet was totally exposed to UV rays. Within about 15 minutes of it being in the sun, I started noticing a change in the colour.

Later on in the day, I had to drive out to run some errands. The bracelet was totally exposed to UV rays and again in about 30 minutes, I noticed that the peachy colour begun to darken into a stronger shade.

 

As you can see, the bracelet changed into a light peachy colour. On the colour scale, this indicates that the sun damage is 'moderate" in other words - mild.

As you can see, the bracelet changed into a light peachy colour. On the colour scale, this indicates that the sun damage is ‘moderate” in other words – mild.

Upon arrival, the colour had progressed even further. Peach colour was way more prominent.

Upon arrival, the colour had progressed even further. Peach colour was way more prominent.

I did however, notice that if I remained in an area with no sun expose, the colour did not progress to change. It remain the shade it was, which at this point was peach.

I did however, notice that if I remained in an area with no sun expose, the colour did not progress to change. It remain the shade it was, which at this point was peach.

After some time having been contact with the sun, I observed the colour of the bracele learning towards a more pinkish shade. And when I checked the colour scale, I learned that the colour pink is concerned "high" delayed sun damaged. Which let me know it's time to take cover and stay away from the sun. Enough experimenting for one. LOL!

After some time having been contact with the sun, I observed the colour of the bracele learning towards a more pinkish shade. And when I checked the colour scale, I learned that the colour pink is concerned “high” delayed sun damaged. Which let me know it’s time to take cover and stay away from the sun. Enough experimenting for one. LOL!

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It has now been 24 hours since my experiment begun and when I woke this morning, I was very interested in seeing whether the bracelet had gone back to its original bright yellow colour. The answer is no, it did not go back. Instead, it has remain the last colour it changed to. The very faint pinkish shade. Which tells us that sun damage, does not go away on it’s own. It needs to be treated with the right products. This proves that my skin and maybe your skin too, may later safer the consequences of Delayed Sun Damage. Uneven skin tone, dark marks and enlarged pores; however worry not. On my next blog post, I will be reviewing awesome products to help combact the effects of Delayed Sun Damage.

If you have any questions regarding my UV Bracelet Experiment, please feel free to leave me a comment below.

Ta!
MelMo
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Dive Into Fashion with Sunglass Hut

March 29, 2016

Hello my fashion-lovers…

It’s been a minute, I know… Fashion school and work have been keeping me slightly busy.

So, mark my first post of 2016… Sunglass Hut and myself have has teamed up to bring you a fab competition, here’s how it works : Continue Reading…

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Christmas came early with Arthur Kaplan

December 1, 2015
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Christmas season is no doubt my favourite time of the year, not only because we get to go on holiday and spend much needed time with our families. But also because of the specials and deals that come with it. I am a sale loving girl, I love bargaining, if I can get it at a discounted rated – I am there hahaha. Which I’m pretty sure everyone does too, I mean who doesn’t love a good discounts?! However, what I don’t like is that I often never get to know or hear about these deals until they are have half over Continue Reading…

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MY GORDON’S HIGH G & T AFTER PARTY!!!

November 24, 2015

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I’M HAVING A PARTY Y’ALL!!! So, every now and the I host an exclusive Fashion High Tea for my fashion friends and peers. I am having one this Saturday, 28 November but because I’m nice (lol) and I wanna include everyone. I’ve decided to host an after party, where everyone is welcome. Continue Reading…

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Lady In Red

November 16, 2015
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I always say this about style, not because I enjoy repeating my but because its true; it’s not the about the price of your clothes, its about how you put them together and most importantly how confident you are in them. Continue Reading…

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Summer Lippies

November 11, 2015
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No make-up look is complete without a lippie, it’s like wearing a beautiful outfit without shoes. It just won’t work. When it comes to lipsticks and lipglosses, I’ve always preferred to stick to neutrals/nudes. However, of late Continue Reading…