Green Juice : Glow From Within

Green Juice : Glow From Within

We all want it, we all envy babes who have it and we are all wondering how they do it. We here to tell you it is not as hard as you think it is and that you too can glow from within without having to put on about 4l of face & body oil.

Hydration

We here this ALL.THE.TIME and it is probably one of those things we all know we should be doing but don’t always stick to 2l a day. This makes a huge difference. Drinking 2l of water today won’t have you glowing tomorrow BUT drinking AT LEAST 1l a day (try for more though) will certainly have you glowing in a few weeks time.

Green Juice

Water isn’t the only glow from within magic potion and I want to rather swift focus onto green juice and how amazing green juice is for your skin. This is tried and tested and know from personal experience that green juice is absolutely amazing for clearing up the skin and having it glow from within.
I had a green juice daily for a month & the difference I saw in my skin after just 7 days of doing this was incredible. While green juice doesn’t only just do wonders for the skin, it really does do so much for your overall health and wellness too.

– It keeps your hair looking healthy too
– It has you feeling more energised during the day
– It boosts your immune system
– And it assists in weightloss

I think the magic is in the word GREEN. And incorporating a lot of green veggies into your daily meals and beverages does make the world of a difference.

September is Oral Health Awareness Month!

September is Oral Health Awareness Month!

 

We all want beautiful, white teeth but we don’t always look after our teeth as well as we should. Here are three easy steps to keep your smile beautiful, healthy and fresh. It’s as easy as brushing, flossing and rinsing. Sounds easy enough right? Which do you do first though? The Sunstar GUM #HealthySmiles123 poll is asking South Africans for their opinion. Cast your vote on www.ivohealth.co.za/GUMHealthySmiles123 – you could win a Sunstar GUM oral care kit worth over R800.

  1. Brush: Brush correctly twice a day for two minutes each time.
  • Sunstar GUM ActiVital Sonic Toothbrush – This sonic toothbrush comes in black or white. It is sleek, stylish and comfortable to use. The ultra-tapered bristles are scientifically proven to remove up to 50% more plaque from between the teeth than a manual toothbrush and it reaches deeper below the gumline. You can purchase this toothbrush from Dis-Chem, selected dentists and pharmacies. Replacement heads cost R86 for a 2-pack.
  • GUM Original White toothpaste –This toothpaste helps to remove stains and prevent their reappearance without damaging the tooth enamel. It contains fluoride to reinforce tooth enamel, as well as vitamins for healthier gums. It contains low-abrasive micro-silica to gently remove surface stains and a unique StainClear agent to help dissolve stains in hard-to-reach areas.

 

  1. Clean In-Between: Floss in-between your teeth every day with whatever interdental tool suits you best. Personally, I prefer to floss.
  • GUM Original White floss– This floss contains fluoride and special micronized high cleaning silica in the outer wax that makes it about four times more effective than regular floss at removing stains between the teeth and below the gum line.
  • GUM Soft-Picks Advanced – These soft-picks are the latest disposable dental picks with soft rubber bristles that remove plaque and debris whilst gently massaging and stimulating the gums.

 

  1. Rinse: For an extra-clean mouth rinse with an alcohol-free mouthwash.
  • GUM Original White mouth rinse – This mouth rinse is alcohol-free andcontains StainClear to help remove stains from in-between the teeth and the tiny crevices in tooth enamel. Made with a patented combination of fluoride, Isomalt, and vitamins, Original White Rinse delivers advanced mineralisation for stronger and shinier teeth, helping prevent further staining while strengthening gums and teeth.

Happy brushing, flossing and rinsing Beauties.

Editor’s Choice – Haircare Products

Editor’s Choice – Haircare Products

We have two beauty editors on the Beauty Warriors SA team and each week they give us a list of the best four beauty products that have landed on their desks. This week we are featuring haircare. Please let us know what you think of these ranges if you have tried them out before.

 

Oway:

We love that this product is organic, vegan, cruelty-free and made from amber glass. It has a lovely citrus scent and leaves your hair feeling soft, clean and healthy, this range gives us all the feels knowing it’s good for the environment too. This product is great for everyday use and we love the essential oils in the range. We reviewed the frequent use range. This range makes your hair feel clean and lightweight after using it and who doesn’t want to smell like a little citrus fruit? We do.

We rate this product a 4/5 for everyday use.

This product retails for about R355 a bottle and can be purchased at any Sorbet Dry Bar.

 

Davines:

We tried the Davines Renewing Shampoo. This is another cruelty-free, environmentally friendly range. We love the simple packaging this product comes in, which is also amber glass funny enough.  This range has a simple, clean scent, thick consistency and your hair feels soft and manageable after using it. The shampoo and conditioner do not lather when you use them, but your hair certainly feels like it had a treatment after use.

We rate this product a 4/5 for everyday use.

This range retails for about R350 a bottle and can be bought at any Carlton salon.

 

Label.m:

We tried the brightening blonde range and we enjoyed it for everyday use, it has a great look, consistency, and scent. Label.m has also been London Fashion Weeks Sponsors for over a decade now. Our hair felt clean and soft afterward. We enjoyed the ingredients in the range such as lemon, white pineapple and Mamaki Tea which help make the hair appear lighter. Our hair felt soft and moisturised afterward and styling was a little easier than usual.

We rate this product a 3/5 for everyday use.

This product retails for about R260 and can be purchased at any Sorbet Dry Bar.

 

Moroccan Oil:

This brand has just launched a colour complete range. This range has been designed to lock in the colour, so it doesn’t fade. This collection takes a 360-degree approach to colour care, combatting all sources of colour degradation with an easy-to-follow regimen. It begins in the salon with the ChromaTech in-salon service, a two-pronged attack; ChromaTech PRIME, infused with ArganID™ is applied before hair colour application to increase colour deposit, and ChromaTech POST for after, which uses COLORLINK™ technology to help rebuild crosslinks in the damaged hair structure and traps the colour within. Plus, it forms a protective shield to help prevent hair colour washout. Then it’s time for you to take the reins with a 3-step at-home routine to prolong your hair colour, including shampoo, conditioner and daily spray.

We rate this product a 5/5 for every-day use.

This range retails for about R350 or the travel size set, and can be bought at most salons, including Revive Wellness Spa in Highlands, which was a recent host of one of our Beauty Warriors events.

Editor’s Choice: Skincare Edition

Editor’s Choice: Skincare Edition

This week we’ve really enjoyed some skincare products for the skin, which we wanted to share with you. We would love to know your thoughts on these ranges if you have tried them before.

Cleanser:

Elizabeth Arden Superstart Probiotic Cleanser.

This cleanser has a whipped clay look and texture. It’s strong enough to remove your makeup but gentle enough not to burn or irritate the eyes. Our beauty editors reviewed this product for a month and noticed fewer breakouts, and the pores on their faces appeared less visible. While there wasn’t a dramatic difference in how their skin looked in terms of brightness, but they noticed that their skin felt clean, soothed, soft and wasn’t stiff or dry after use. You use this product by applying it to the skin and leaving it to try for 60 seconds. You then apply warm water to the skin and the ‘mousse/clay’ will become soft, and foamy so you can lather it and remove your makeup. We liked that this product incorporates both pink and green clays, which act like magnets to unclog pores and remove impurities.

We would rate this cleanser a 4/5 for everyday use.

This product retails for about R455,00 and can be found at most Edgars stores.

Even-tone skin correction:

Anti-Aging Art Advanced Skin Tone Corrector

We hosted an intimate event at Anti-Aging Art in Houghton two months ago and our beauty editors have been reviewing one of the very many Products that were in their goodie bags. This product encompasses advanced Brazilian complex.  This product works wonders for people who suffer from blemishes or uneven skin tone. It puts that youthful radiance back in your skin, it must be that ABC advanced Brazilian complex working. One of our editors swears she looks younger after having used this range, oh and it smells sensational too! You apply this product after you’ve washed your face. In the morning. You can also apply it directly to your blemishes at night. Then apply your SPF and moisturiser as usual and live your best, youthful life, girl!

We would rate this product as a 5/5 for everyday use.

This product retails for about R650, pick one up when you pop into Anti-Aging Art for your next aesthetic, biohacking, physiotherapy, treatment or pixelated brows appointment.

Moisturiser:

Skin Doctors BeeLift

This is another product we received from a Beauty Warriors event. We loved the glass packaging that this range came in as that already made the product appear to be more premium. The moisturiser appears to be thick at first, but it was surprisingly lightweight and spreads like a dream. One of our beauty editors felt a little tingling sensation when she used the product, while the other didn’t experience anything at all. We were excited to try this award-winning moisturiser and we found out for ourselves what the hype was all about. This product uses bee venom, organic Manuka Honey, and a collagen treatment in the formulation. This product works by tricking the skin into thinking it has been lightly stung and this encourages the skin to lightly contract the facial muscles which make the skin look tighter, plumper and firmer. We loved how hydrating the moisturiser was and it acted as a great primer before applying your makeup and it has a great honey/vanilla scent. Both of our beauty editors felt this product made them look younger, their skin looked smoother and they had a great glow about them. This product boost collagen production in the skin by up to 300% within just 7 days. It’s important to note that no bees were harmed in the bee venom extraction process and this product is paraben-free. You use this product morning and evening after cleansing and toning your face as usual. Please do not use this product if you are allergic to bee stings.

We would rate this product a 5/5 for everyday use.

This product retails for about R1175 and can be bought from great salons like Urban Bliss in Emmerentia. Pick one up after your next beauty treatment there. We highly recommend their facials and back massages.

Face Mask:

Sorbet Diamond Peel-Off Mask

This mask illuminates and restores your skin to ensure its left feeling radiant and fresh. This product is dermatologically approved and it’s a great way to get a spa-like experience at home. The mask looks and smells great and your skin has a lovely smooth, glow for a few hours after using it. Even after you’ve applied your makeup your glowing skin shines through. There’s diamond and platinum powder in the product so you can feel super boogie from your own home, and you can get about 3 uses out of each mask. You use this product after you’ve washed your face, just apply the mask (don’t forget to cap the product after use so it doesn’t dry out), leave it on for about 30 mins and then peel off. It’s recommended to use this range twice a week.

We would rate this product a 3/5 for weekly use.

This product retails for about R69 and can be bought from any Sorbet Salon. Pick one up after your next facial, mani/pedi or eyelash extensions session.

 

Foods that can impact your vaginal scent

Foods that can impact your vaginal scent

When we eat certain foods, we usually only think about whether or not they are going to make us put on weight and if they’re good for our health. We never pick a meal based on the impact it will have on our vaginal scent until now that is.

Some of these foods which affect the smell of your vagina are still really healthy, you, therefore, shouldn’t cut them out completely. To keep your vaginal health in the best possible shape, pay attention to this list of surprising foods that affect your lady parts.

 

Alcohol 

When the body is not adequately hydrated it makes it difficult for the vagina to produce sufficient amounts of lubrication. There is nothing wrong with drinking from time to time, but it is important to keep in mind that anything more can be harmful.

 

Coffee 

Listen up, coffee drinkers! Coffee is one of the strong-smelling substances that can change the odor of your vagina. Coffee causes there to be a change in your pH levels, making your vagina more susceptible to getting a yeast infection. Just be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day to balance your vaginal pH levels.

 

Sugary Foods

Eating foods with high sugar levels can lead to women acquiring yeast infections. Yeast thrives from sugar, warmth, and moisture. This is why people who have diabetes due to high blood sugar levels are most likely to contract yeast infections.

 

Onions 

Did you know that any food that can give you bad breath can also cause vaginal odor! When eating onions, you excrete an onion smell in your urine, this also happens when you eat garlic. Although eating onions are not bad for your health, do keep in mind that consuming too many too often can negatively affect your vaginal health.

 

Cheese 

Dairy products can cause hormonal issues or imbalances due to the high level of insulin, too much cheese can do the same. If you consume too much cheese it can disrupt the bacteria in your vagina, thus it will, in turn, cause a yeast infection.

 

Asparagus 

Along with causing your urine to smell bad, asparagus affects the pH of your vagina. Just like many other foods asparagus is not harmful to the body but does indeed cause you to smell down there. We would advise you to eat it in small quantities as the smell can last up to a couple of days.

 

Broccoli 

Broccoli is another smelly vegetable. Broccoli is healthy, so don’t cut it out but just like asparagus eating this vegetable will alter your vaginal odor for a few days before it returns back to normal. According to experts by incorporating broccoli sprouts into your dishes is a great way to still get all the health benefits of the vegetable but a great way to avoid the odor altogether.

 

Fried Foods 

High-fat diets and fatty foods have been associated with bacterial vaginosis, this is the most common vaginal infection. Bacterial vaginosis is indicated by symptoms such as thin, grey, or white discharge followed by a fishy smell and itching. If you experience this often we advise you to see a GP or alter your diet.

 

With that being said you do not need to cut these foods out completely, just take note if you think they may be causing problems with your vaginal health. If these problems persist, contact your GP for a check-up.

 

 

Multi-tasking with your makeup brushes

Multi-tasking with your makeup brushes

Who says you need 37 makeup brushes? We know the thought of which makeup brush you should be using for what can be daunting. We here to let you know one brush can serve multiple purposes.

The Powder Brush

Automatically we think, this should only be used for setting your face with your setting powder. No, no. you can use it for your blush & bronzer too. Already, one brush, 3 different applications.

The Blending Brush

Typically this is used for blending your eyeshadow, but this brush is a really good size to contour your nose and even apply your highlight too.

Above featured, from left to right, is a multi-purpose buffing brush that can be used for foundation, powder products and cream products. Next to it is a highlight brush, but this brush can also be used for contouring. Then we have a large concealer brush, that you can even use to apply your face masks and lastly, the small concealer brush which is great for spot concealing, cutting your crease & concealer small areas, like the inner corners of your eyes. 

The Concealer Brush

This one is obvious, it is for concealer. But we don’t only conceal under our eyes. You can use this same brush to apply on spot you want to conceal, concealing your eyelids for your eyeshadow to pop and also to apply your foundation to your face before you blend it out with a bigger brush.

The Dense Powder Brush

These are usually firmer, the bristles are put closer together so the brush feels a little ‘harder’. I love using the brushes for liquid or cream products too. It blends product out beautifully. These brushes can also be used for powder products.