Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Inoar Extreme Premium Oil

I received a tube of Inoar's Extreme Premium Oil quiet a while ago and have given it good use. I thought it was about time that I actually wrote a post on this.
The hair oil comes in a golden airtight tube which looks so luxurious. What I love about the design of the tube is that it keeps the ingredients protected from the air and makes sure that with every use you are getting the absolute best from the ingredients.

When it comes to the ingredients of this oil, the main ingredient is Myrrh oil blended with Argan, Macadamia and Rose oil.  These are fantastic quality essential oils.  The formulation of the oil is very light weight and not greasy at all - perfect for those who have fine hair like me.  It is quickly absorbed and gives my hair a beautiful natural shine. What I also love is that this oil has the most amazing scent which lingers on your hair for about a day.

With continued use I have found that my hair is silky, softer and smoother than before. It controls my frizz and has kept split ends at bay.  I use 1 pump to treat my hair so a tube with last me practically a year. A 50ml tube costs R545 which might seem like a lot of money, but that is the price that ones pays for such high quality ingredients. 

Big Hugs,
Charlene XXX

PS. You can get the products from INOAR Stockist Hair Salons or order it directly from INOAR Office by calling 012 686 7067.  You can also email info@inoar.co.za. with your order and delivery address.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Wedding Update - 2 weeks to go!

It is officially 2 weeks to my wedding day! JP and I have been quite fortunate that planning our wedding has been rather easy and pain-free. I haven't been sharing a lot about my wedding because I thought people weren't all that interested but I have been asked to share a few details so I thought I'd share the happenings of this past weekend.

My weekend started off with me finding sweet pea flowers - my absolute favourite flowers!
Saturday we headed to our wedding venue to finalise a few last details. To our surprise a wedding was happening that afternoon and there were chairs where we will be getting married. It just really hit home for us that very soon things would be set up for our wedding and it made us super excited for our own wedding.
Photo taken by Samantha Smith (@Smigal89)
That evening Samantha (my sister) and I did our nails because JP and I were going to have our couple's photoshoot to help "prepare" us for our wedding photos. We didn't have an official engagement shoot when we got engaged so this was a treat for us to get some engagement photos in. I decided to paint my nails in Zoya's Godiva because it perfectly compliments my dark purple dress.
Sunday I had my hair cut and styled at StyleBar in Tyger Valley Mall in preparation for a couple's photoshoot that afternoon in Stellenbosch. I had layers done and my stylist, Claudia, curled my hair. I really love what she did but didn't really get a chance to take photos - however the photoshoot will have many pictures for me to choose from and then I'll be able to do the proper reveal. I did my own makeup for the shoot and decided to stick with a purple theme (my favourite colour).
I like the look of this makeup and it's something I am considering sticking to for my wedding - it just feels "happy". I will have to wait and see how I feel on the day and give my makeup artist some direction.

JP and I can't wait to see the photos from the shoot. The photographer we chose is Alexandra Graham. I first came across Alexandra's work when we started following each other on Twitter. When the time came to choose a photographer I immediately thought of her. I am so pleased with how she knows what JP and I are looking for in our photos and is so supportive of our ideas. As soon as I get some photos from the shoot I'll share some on my blog (Click here to visit her website).

After the wedding I'll definitely share some details of the day and why I chose to do what I did - it isn't going to be a "traditional wedding" at all - a very small, relaxed garden wedding followed by a luncheon - no assigned seating, no speeches, no real formalities. JP and I want our wedding day to be completely relaxed and filled with love.

I hope you all have a fantastic week.

Big Hugs,
Charlene XXX

Friday, 17 October 2014

Feel Good Friday

In less than 2 weeks I am getting married! This month is feeling so long counting down the days to my wedding day. I am not the most patient of people so this is a true test of my patience.
Last weekend I had my hair and makeup trail. When the veil was placed in my hair I suddenly felt like a bride and wanted to get married immediately. I truly can't wait for my wedding day!

Wish I could bottle up the feelings I have and share it with everyone. Have a wonderful day and enjoy your weekend.

Big Hugs,
Charlene XXX

Thursday, 16 October 2014

La-Tweez Pro Illuminating Tweezers

One thing I really hate doing is dealing with stray hairs. The old "traditional" tweezers I had were a pain to deal with and poor lighting made it such a mission to get rid of unwanted hair.  I then decided to get myself a la-tweez tweezer.
I got a pink one because I wanted a fun colour. The tweezer's design is very pretty and functional. The tweezer is made from stainless steel and the tips of the tweezer are perfectly aligned which allows you to grip the hair firmly.  I love how quick and easy this makes hair removal.  The tweezer has a built in LED light that is bright and perfectly highlights the area you are working on.  The switch for the light is a Swarovski crystal that makes plucking hair far more glamorous than it usually is.

I bought my tweezer from Takealot for R279. The tweezer comes in pink (R279) and black (R289). It comes in a pretty lipstick kind of case with a built in mirror for tweezing on the go. You can also purchase these from RetailBox for R320.

Big Hugs,

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Wishing Wednesday

Today's Wishing Wednesday post is a little different. I am sharing a wish of mine that I've had for ages that is finally going to come true. I remember when the ghd Wonderland came out and I wanted one so badly.  Lucky me though, I spotted that RetailBox had them on sale for R999 and I immediately ordered one.
I've wanted one for so very long. I can't wait for it to arrive! There are a number of ghd's on sale so go pay the RetailBox website a visit.

Big Hugs,
Charlene XXX