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Introducing Vitalge Nutraceuticals offering a range of products that help the fight against anti ageing, cell rejuvenation, life extending, longevity promoting, smart health and nutritional supplements. I was asked to test out their Glow Rejuvination serum which I fell in love with immediatiely and their Life Force Botanical Supplements to fight ageing. The Vitalge brand is all about really taking care of yourself from the inside out and to help you live longer and stay healthy. I really love what this brand represents and its definitely a brand I will keep using.

The are 2 ranges of the supplements are the Smart Health which are collagen infused where “medicine is your food” to help nourish hair, nails and skin. As well as their Life Extension Supplements of which I tested the anti ageing. The range focuses on longevity, immunity, performance, cognition, cardiovascular and anti ageing. The Life Force range is unique in its formula as it helps fight against ageing and age related chronic illnesses.The supplements are 100% plant based using some of the most ancient adaptogenic herbs from China, India and Siberia.

Just like we would take a multi vitamin to prevent getting sick the Life Force Anti supplements help with ageing. The Life Force has a few different benefits in that increases energy, builds vitality, stops the production of free radicals that leads to cell damage and ageing.

Benefits of the Anti Ageing Life Force Supplements:

  • Boost physical performance, male and female sexual health, build stamina, improve endurance, boost energy and enhance vitality. 
  • Restore youthfulness and fight the signs of ageing in skin, hair, vision, dental and gum health.
  • Improve mood, anxiety, depression, reduce stress and has neuroprotective attributes.
  • Enhance mental acuity and cognition, creativity, intuition and improves memory.
  • Strengthen bones and ligaments, aid in muscle strength and recovery and joint pain.
  • Protect the respiratory system, promotes nourished blood, healthy cardio vascular and heart function. 
  • Provide an improved immune system, is immune modulating and gives immune support.
  • Reduce inflammation and oxidation, improve cell health and promote healthy longevity.

There can be some side effects but personally I didn’t experience them. Take 4 daily either all in the morning or split it thoughout the day. I can’t say yet whether the supplements have made dealt with all the positives they chat about. But combining good supplements into my routine is really going to help me in the long term. I definitely feel I have more energy and can go longer even if I haven’t had enough sleep. I really try care of myself with a lot of exercise as well so I think adding the Life Force supplements have helped. Also my memory is normally pretty crap and have definitely seen a slight improvement where I can actually remember stuff. Being in your 40’s everything changes. Need to get my husband on them as well.

Key Ingredients:

  • Ashwagandha
  • Astragalus
  • Eleuthero
  • Gotu Kola
  • Ginkgo Biloba
  • Reishi
  • Rhodiola

The supplements retail at R500 for 120 capsules so its good value for money plus its vegan so you know you are only putting goodness into your body. I definitely want to try the collagen supplements especially now that I am in my forties.

Check out the whole supplement range plus there are some new exciting ones launching soon so definitely a good one to look out for.

In terms of the serums there are currently 2 in the range the Glow Rejuvenation and the HandPrint Hand Serum. The glow serum (R365) is what I have been busy testing out and I really love this one because it gives the glow I love so much. With today’s harsh environment of a changing climate, poor diet, stressful lifestyles and not sleeping enough I skin really takes a bashing. All this can lead to premature ageing with dull and malnourished skin. The glow serum has only pure essential oils and ancient botanical extracts that has been specifically formulated to penetrate deep into the skin.

I absolutely love the scent and I love how my skin looks and feels after use. The scent really does have a calming effect which for me is always a plus for me and the models I work with.

Benefits:

  • Smoothes out the fine lines
  • Reduces sun spots
  • Elasticity improves in the skin
  • More youthful looking skin that smoother and softer
  • Helps calm redness and exzema
  • Protects against UV damage
  • Great for scars and stretch marks

Key ingredients:

  • Rosehip Oil
  • Squalane Oil 
  • Macadamia Oil
  • Frankincense Essential Oil 
  • Myrrh Essential Oil
  • Lavender Essential Oil

I actually like to use oils at night as I already use Vitamin C capsules in the day so don’t like to overload. Plus the skin repairs itself at night as well so I wake up with amazing looking skin. I have definitely noticed a glow and my skin is looking and feeling healthier. Plus my sun spots look like they have lightened a bit but I do combine with a whole skincare range. Definitely recommend the serum plus its really affordable.

Both the serum and capsules are sold as a combo that actually works out cheaper if you buy them together. Plus you are really working the fight against anti ageing from the inside out.

To find out more about the brand go check out their site vital.com plus their blog thats full of great info. We only have one life so its key you really take care of yourself and this brand will totally help you get there.

For your first order Vitalge are offering a 15% discount just use the code SHAHNAZ15. Happy Shopping.

Shahnaz x

For those of you who follow me I am a massive fan of the clean skincare brand Ren. Everything I have ever tried I have loved. So when the Ren AHA Smart Renewal Body Serum (R780) landed on my desk I was super excited to test it. Its basically a body serum with AHA’s that work with the skin to naturally exfoliate, leaving skin radiant with a natural glow.

When it comes to exfoliating my body I can be lazy at times. Using a body scrub for me can be a head ache and doesn’t always feel so comfortable. This exfoliating serum wins hands down over a scrub any day. The acid is less abrasive than the course scrubs plus the acids work on a deeper level, effectively remove the dead skin cells, increase cell turnover, unclog pores and improve hydration in the short and long term.

Firstly before I chat about the serum I want to chat about what is an AHA for those of you who don’t know. Trust me before I started blogging I didn’t have a clue at all. An AHA is Alpha Hydroxy Acid which is derived from natural substances such as sugar, milk and grapes. They work by melting the intercellular glue that holds our skin cells together, to help the skin’s natural shedding process.  They are also are great to rejuvenate aging skin which is exactly what I need.

What’s the serum for?

Its basically for anyone that needs something a bit more when it comes to tackling dry and dull skin. This is due to its key ingredients

The AHA in this serum is the water soluble lactic acid from yeast that creates the exfoliation action, by dissolving the bonds that hold the dead skin on the surface and improves the skin’s natural shedding process.

As well as the AHA serum contains a probiotic extract (good bacteria) helps reinforce the the skin’s natural barrier (protects against external aggressors) and has a calming effect on the skin, and Xylitol from Vegetable Bark helps optimise the skin’s water reserves for better hydration.

My thoughts?

Firstly that citrus scent which is my all time favourite is something I really love when it comes to skincare products. It actually makes me feel super happy. The serum is really lightweight and didn’t leave my skin feeling greasy at all.

I absolutely love it and will be definitely purchasing again. It makes the whokle exfoliation process so neasy and pain free. My skin felt soft and smooth giving a natural glow that I love. I actually replaced my body moisturiser on the days that I used it. My skin felt hydrated enough just using the serum.

Available online on the Ren store as well as Wooloworths as well.

Shahnaz x

Since having my second child I have not only lost half my hair but I lost the gloss and volume I used to have. After chatting with the PR team and sharing my hair concerns I got sent the John Frieda Luxurious Volume Range. I got to test out the Touchably Full Shampoo and Conditioner, Root Booster Blow Dry Lotion (by far my fav) plus the Frizz Ease Leave in Conditioner. There’s a mousse and hair spray too will def be testing those out too. A mousse is a great way to add that extra volume if you struggle with flat hair.

So what did I think of the John Frieda Luxurious Volume Range?

My hair after using all the products as you can see in the pic looks pretty great. My hair felt super soft and looks really glossy. Plus there is volume people that the root booster really helped here.

The shampoo and conditioner (both R115.99 each) are perfect for fine and flat hair to give some much needed volume. Both have a caffine vitality complex that gives fuller looking hair. The conditioner really softens the hair which is great for me as I have to use a hair dryer to style my hair. Plus its safe for colour treated hair. Even though I wash my hair a lot during the week due to exercise and use heat my hair is still in good condition even though it’s been highlighted. The only thing negative I have to say is that my hair still gets greasy looking on the sides the next day. I do train Monday to Friday which means washing regularly which could mean my hair is now used to getting washed a lot.

Now the John Frieda Root Booster Blow Dry Lotion (R115.99) is a fav. It’s definitely added more bounce and volume to my really crap hair. The lotion was designed to amplify volume at the roots and crown of the hair. Its got a root lifting formula and triple polymer system that helps create lasting volume. I love that it’s got a heat protectant as well so it protects against my hair dryer. Plus it contains strengthing agents. I have found every time I have used the root booster my hair just looks so much better. Having flat hair is not something I want so I will definitely keep using this one again and again.

The Frizz Ease Daily Miracle Leave in Conditioner (R116) isn’t from the same range. So as well as having fine hair I also have frizzy hair (lucky me). Its basically for dry, damaged and frizzy hair. As well as frizz I also colour the tips of my hair and I use a blow dryer a lot. Sadly I can’t just wash and go I need to style my hair otherwise its flat and frizzy. This leave in conditioner really helps keep my hair hydrated and frizz free. Infused with Vitamin A, E and C as well as Green Tea Extract and moisture agents it really protects the hair. Which means the hair is less likely to break and get split ends.

If you are looking for an affordable hair care range and you struggle with all the issues I have then go check the brand out. Available at Clicks stores and online. The brand offers 5 different ranges for frizz, blonde and brunette hair, the luxurious volume and full repair. The Frizz Ease is one I have always been familiar with and always been impressed when it came to my frizzy hair.

Shahnaz x

Baby Take a Brow with the latest Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Brow Perfector. The latest addition to the beautiful colour range I really like these new brow pens. Even though I don’t often fill my own brows (its a personal choice) I always make sure my models brow is looking its best. I am more of a natural brow kind of girl I can’t stand the over done brow that just is too contoured and filled in within in an inch of its life. This SS19 trend is virgin brows so for those of you who already have perfect brows then thats great. However, there are others who need some help and these brow pens are perfect for that.

The Perfect Red Lip needs 2 key elements the liner and of course the lipstick. There are some extra tricks to really make the lip look amazing which I will be chatting about in this post. Here I have used one of my fav liners from Mac the Ruby Woo. You could actually use this liner on its own if you wanted. However, I have mixed it up with the gorgeous Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Fusion to make that perfect red lip.

I have always been about the eye cream its one step in my skincare routine that never gets missed. Especially as I am in my 40’s my eye contour needs a lot of love. Its such a senstive area that can get dehydrated quickly which means fine lines. Which of course I do NOT want.  So with that I want to introduce the latest Filorga NCEF Reverse Eyes Supreme Multi-Correction Eye Cream. This eye cream takes eye creams to the next level and my under eye area has never felt better.

Its a new season and that means new makeup and times to change things up. Being a 90’s girl myself I love that the 90’s makeup trend is back and its so easy. The key to the look is the lip and the eyes. I kept my take on the look really simple with the focus on the lips using the Mac Paramount Satin Lipstick. I kept eyes simple with a wash of colour and tanned up my skin and added the glow I love.

For those of you who haven’t used Avene you need to check the French Skincare brand out. The heart of the brand is the Thermal Spring Water which has healing properties and really focuses on sesnitive skin. If you follow me on instagram you would have seen me banging on about the Thermal Water, its a must have for everyone. Its really all about getting gorgeous skin with Avene as they have such wonderful products on offer. Today I am chatting about two products the Soothing Moisture Mask and the Refreshing Mattifying Fluid. Loving them both.

Intoducing one of my new favs the Chanel Ultra Le Teint Velvet Blurring Smooth Effect Foundation SPF 15. Its the latest in their foundation offering and its gorgeous of course. The origional foundation was the Perfection Lumiere Velvet but its made a comback with a new name and finish. Am waiting to get my hands on my shade so sadly I can’t show you what it looks like on me. I did get to test it out on one of my friends and its truly beautiful on. As it says on the bottle it blurs and smooths the complexion leaving skin looking flawless and radiant. Love it.

Love the Elizabeth Arden Vitamin C Ceramide Capsule Radiance Renewal System so much. I would say for me by far one of the best skincare products Elizabeth Arden have launched. Since I first got my hands on these bad boys its been all I can chat about. If you are looking to add some Vitamin C into your skincare routine you need to try these. As you all know Vitamin C is key for our skin and Elizabeth Arden have got it so right with these capsules.