Talika Light 590 Update

December 2, 2012 in Uncategorized

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the miracle Talika Light 590 has not worked for me.

This device promises to be the answer to every vain, self-obsessed woman’s prayers by visibly reducing wrinkles. Well, after one month (and a little more) of using it religiously, my wrinkles and fine lines are still there. In fact, I have more, though not because of the Talika Light, but rather because of the unstoppable march of time.

Maybe I am not being fair, though. The manufacturers do promise a 32% decrease in wrinkles after the first month, and that is a rather insignificant amount. I think I should keep on using it (and keep on hoping) for the next two months to determine whether it has any effect.

I’m actually rather annoyed at myself;  it looks as though I have fallen for yet another expensive gimmick.

Talika Light 590 Collagen Booster

October 25, 2012 in Uncategorized

I pray I haven’t been expensively scammed yet again.

Metropolitain Cosmetics is selling the highly hyped Talika lights; one for treating acne; Talika Light 660, and the one that I bought for R1 500, the ant-aging, collagen enhancing Talika Light 590. These products have been widely available in Asia and France for some years, and I first read of them on a flight to Singapore, and the concept really piqued my interest.

According to metropolitaincosmetics.co.za, the Talika Light 590® Collagen Booster emits a wave of light in pulsed form which acts on the skin’s fibroblasts (which produce collagen), triggering a “bioenergy process” that reactivates collagen and elastin production. “Wrinkles and lines gradually disappear and your skin is restored suppleness, elasticity and glow”  Talika claims. We’ll see. They say I should notice a reduction in wrinkles after one month of use, and while I am hopeful, I don’t actually ‘believe’ it yet.

Let’s take an in-depth look at what the Talika Light 590 promised to do:

From the first month you will see:

  • a reduction of crow’s feet by 25%
  • a reduction in the length of frown lines by 32%
  • a reduction in wrinkle depth by 32%
  • an improvement in skin tonicity (what in the world is skin tonicity?) of 33%

This is if you use this miracle device once a day for 45 seconds on each area.

Talika seems like a company with a solid background, starting in the late 1940s, so this gives me a little faith. Besides, I have more faith in a bunch of flashing lights (THIS IS WHY EPILEPTICS CANNOT USE IT) than a cream which claims to do wonders. I have yet to buy any face cream, unguent, serum or oil that offers noticeable results. Neutrogena gave me acne and a rash, the ridiculously expensive Clinique did nothing at all, L’Oreal irritated my eye area…in fact, many of these products made me look worse than before. Instead of looking like just an old, tired hag, I looked like an old, tired hag with a skin condition. Now watch me buy ‘the next best thing’ in a few weeks…

FYI, I used the acne busting model when I was at Metropolitain Cosmetics over the weekend checking out its sister. I think it was responsible for getting rid of an angry, red pimple on my left check.

So, I shall report back in a month, on the 25th of November. Until then don’t buy it, I will give you an honest review. Let’s hope for the best!

A bunch of things

September 3, 2012 in Uncategorized

Clinique Repairwear Laser FocusFirst things first: I’ve been using that Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus whatever for four months now and…nothing. I really cannot see a difference. If anything I am developing more wrinkles, and I do not smoke, drink or spend time sun tanning. I went to Pure Esthetics in Parkmore the other day for e light rejuvenation treatment (more about that later), and my therapist said that the texture of my skin was beautiful, “like a baby’s bottom.” Maybe that’s because of the Repairwear what what, but I really don’t think it’s worth the price. The results are not as promised. Rather spend that money on a monthly facial. I’ll give it one Me Gusta face, because the silicon in the serum does make wrinkles and fine lines appear smoother.

I bought L’Oreal’s Elvive Full Restore Five range yesterday: the shampoo, conditioner and treatment spray. I am very, very impressed, and I wasn’t expecting to be because it was relatively cheap. I used all three yesterday evening, and today my hair is silky, soft and shiny. I can’t stop playing with it! Look, maybe the products don’t do all the miracle science stuff they claim to do on the packaging and in advertisements, but it looks and feels like it does, and that’s really all I care about. Five Me Gustas!

I’m really enjoying Colour Riche le Gloss in Peach Fuzz, also from L’Oreal. The colour is very rich and long-lasting, and the texture is smooth and non-sticky. Argan oil (very popular at the moment), vitamin E and omega 3 make it especially moisturising, and lips appear full and youthful. To me, it smells like flavoured marshmellows. I’m definitely going to buy another shade next month.

Revlon Age Defying All Day Lifting Foundation

June 13, 2012 in Uncategorized

Over the last few months I have noticed that my skin actually looks better without foundation. I’m not saying that I’m a natural beauty who doesn’t need makeup(I definitely do), but any foundations that I’ve used (and I’ve used them all, from MAC to Max Factor) would settle into lines and wrinkles, making my skin look parched and papery, and making me look older. Yes, my skin is ageing. I am no longer in the first blush of youth. I knew I had to change my makeup, but any that I tried were either too matte; settling into wrinkles but offering nice coverage, or too light; not enhancing the weather-beaten areas of my face, but not covering anything either. I eventually gave up, not wearing any makeup at all, which is not a pretty site.

Then at Pick ‘n Pay yesterday evening, I grabbed a bottle of Revlon’s Age Defying All Day Lifting Makeup out of resigned desperation after catching my reflection in a mirror in their makeup aisle. This base promise to reduce lines and wrinkles significantly in a month, but that didn’t interest me much; I have tried numerous creams, serums, masks, treatments and makeup that all promise more or less the same thing, yet nothing stops the clock. What did impress me was it’s dewy texture and good coverage.

I applied it to my face this morning with my fingers, and it blended well with my skin tone, covering redness and discolourations without the need for concealor. But the best part about this product is that IT DOESN’T GATHER INTO WRINKLES AND LINES, and gives my complexion a dewy, well-rested look.

Age Defying All Day Lifting foundation is oil-free, so it won’t lead to acne, and has an SPF of 20 to prevent any future sun damage.

Thanks Revlon for making me look almost presentable. I am no longer scaring little children and making my cats uncomfortable.

Bourjois 1,2,3 Pefect Foundation

May 17, 2012 in Uncategorized

I really loved this foundation. It covered any imperfections beautifully and didn’t settle into any of my fine lines. The finish is matte and very natural, like a second skin, and it lasted most of the day. Only one problem: they don’t have my shade! I chose the lightest, 52, but that was still slightly too dark for me. It also oxidises after applying it, causing a yellow hue, so I looked as though my liver was seriousy struggling. I would say this range is better suited to ladies(and guys) with warm complexions, maybe of Mediterranean or Middle Eastern descent. So, no shades for the very pale among us, or for black skins, which is a pity, because the quality is amazing.

The foundation contains three blemish erasing pigments:

Yellow pigments-for concealing undereye circles

Green pigments-neutralise any redness caused by irritation or broken veins

Mauve(purple) pigments-enhance the radiance of the complexion

I think this pigment technology works ; my small broken capillaries were hidden very well, but my freckles showed through, and I like my freckles.

The Bourjois range is availbe and Edgars and Red Square. Edgars, if you read this, please stock up on shade 51 Vanille Clair

Woolworths’ Tinted Gloss

May 4, 2012 in Uncategorized


Wearing Woolworths’ Tinted Gloss in “strawberry fizz” right now. I  like the fresh, natural hint of colour it gives to my lips. The subtle shimmer also makes them look full, youthful and kissible. This gloss doesn’t feel too sticky or thick, and is as comfortable to wear as any lipstick. I give it four Me Gustas!

Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle and UV Damage Corrector

May 4, 2012 in Uncategorized

Clinique has advertised its award-winning serum as its newest miracle, ant-ageing product, able to give skin a “second chance against lines, wrinkes, sun damage.” After being pulled in by Repairwear’s persuasive advertising campaign and glowing product reviews on the net, I bought myself a bottle. I have been using it around my eye area for just over a month, and apparently I should be seeing an “obvious reduction in lines, wrinkles” with “improved skin texture” according to their website. Yet, this has not happened; the fine lines under my eyes look the same to me. I will continue to use it for three months for the best results, but I’m not impressed. I also read that this serum has a lot of silicons in the ingredients. This is very sneaky, because silicons fill creases, wrinkes and fine lines, making them look softer, but without actually repairing them. So, it may look to you like this product is working on the first application, but it’s just acting as a primer.

To read up more on Clinique’s Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle and UV Damage Corrector, see www.clinique.com

Last Jessica Leandra Post, Promise

May 4, 2012 in Uncategorized

She’s a meme! Jess, you’ve achieved the international fame you’ve always wanted!

The K***** is now a Gentleman

May 4, 2012 in Uncategorized

Sexy Jess has apologised for her rant against the black “gentleman”, who allegedly sexually harassed her at a Spar yesterday evening, on her website. Fair enough; she was angry and humiliated. But what about this previous rant found by 2oceansvibe.com?

How does she explain the above? She’s acting like this little incident is the first time she’s ever said something so ignorant, and only out of anger. Also, she a gorgeous underwear model, she makes her living from looking hot in magazines. Men will say things. Is it ok for white guys to perv over her in FHM, but not for black dudes to do it in the flesh?

Anyway, here’s the apology:

You mad, bro?

May 4, 2012 in Uncategorized

Stunningly gorgeous FHM model, Jessica Leandra Dos Santos attempted to utterly destroy her modeling career by letting loose a racist, anger-fuelled twitter rant yesterday evening. The tweet, which has  disapperared off her feed, stated:

She  justified her words, saying that she was defending herself against “sexual harassment”. Perhaps she was sexually harrassed by a black guy at Spar, we’ll have to wait and see. Yet, she should know better than to bring race into such a matter. Call him a pig, a mysoginist, a disgusting, sad excuse for carbon-based life. But DO NOT USE THE K-WORD! How do you hope to have a career after that, Jess? You are a celebrity, everyone was going to see that tweet! Everyone has! Stupid, stupid move.

According to 2oceansvibe.com, this is not the first time she has tweeted such awful things:

Oh, Jessica, you mad, bro?

For the full story see www.2oceansvibe.com or www.women24.com