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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

HOW TO ACHIEVE A DEWY MAKEUP BASE IN 3 STEPS - TIPS BY AUSTRALIA MUA NAOMI MCFADDEN


Want to know how to achieve a dewy makeup glow? 

Australian makeup artist Naomi Fadden shares her tips and tricks on how achieve that natural glow we've all been loving. I simply love the natural, dewy glow because it looks so effortless and simple. It suits just about any occasion and what better way to rock that look with three simple products by LUMA beauty, which is available at Priceline Pharmacies. 


Create that dewy glow with these products: 


Step 1Dewy makeup begins with your skin. You want to get as much moisture into it as possible. Combining an oil or serum with your moisturiser is key for achieving dewy skin. Luma’s Brighten Up Beauty Serum is perfect. 

Apply before your moisturiser or even mix a drop or two into your moisturiser. Tissue off any excess by blotting so your foundation stays put and doesn’t slide around. 


Step 2: Achieve a ‘lit from within’ kind of glow by applying a highlighting / illuminating primer next, try Luma’s Liquid Light Illuminating Primer. 

Apply with fingers; pat and work the product into the skin for a seamless application. 


Step 3: Apply your foundation sparingly, if possible using a damp sponge to keep the moisture in to keep your base looking light and fresh.

 Try Nu Skin Advanced Liquid Finish Foundation


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Thursday, July 11, 2019

TRIED & TESTED: NEW DERMATOLOGY INSPIRED MASKS BY RODAN + FIELDS


Face masks are an essential step for me when it comes to detoxifying my skin. 

Rodan and Fields recently launched their latest Dermatology-Inspired masks which deliver clinically-tested immediate results and long-term benefits to the skin. There are four new face masks which help to address main skincare concerns. Each of these face masks contain concentrated key ingredients such as their bubbling gel mask, a gold metallic-coloured cream mask and a formula with colour changing beads which is so intriguing. Each of the masks can look to redefine, reverse, unblemish and soothe skin. 

These face masks include: 
  • REDEFINE Rejuvenation Mask - a bubbling gel mask which looks to leave your skin feeling refreshed and smooth. Over time you can expect fine lines to be reduced which is perfect for those focusing on anti-ageing of the skin. The mask comes with biodegradable jojoba beads which helps to gently exfoliate the skin, brushing away any dead skin cells of the skin for a healthy glow. 

  • REVERSE Radiance Mask - a gold metallic cream mask which reveals a brighter and glowing complexion in literally 10 minutes. It contains Glycolic acid which helps with removing any dead skin cells on the surface leaving you with smoother and baby-soft skin once again. Furthermore it even has Turmeric Extract which helps to boost luminosity and even out the skin tone. 

  • UNBLEMISH Clarifying Mask - an intensive Sulfur clay rinse-off mask which helps with reducing excess oil and acne over time. If you happen to suffer from acne and breakouts, this is your ideal mask. It works to cleanse the skin as well as unclogging any excess oils trapped underneath the skin. I quite enjoyed using this mask because I felt that my face looked smoother and less congested. 

  • SOOTHE Rescue Mask - perfect for those with sensitive and dry skin, this mask works to reduce any redness or blotchiness of the skin. Immediately after using this mask, you'll notice how clear and healthy looking your skin will look. 

Each of the above mentioned masks RRP for $83 (you get approximately eight applications in each). Available via www.rodanandfields.com.au, or through Rodan + Fields Independent Consultants. 


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Have you tried any products by Rodan + Fields before? 

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

NEW LIP LIFT METALLIC MATTE LIQUID SHINE BY MIRENESSE + SWATCHES


Vinyl shine. Plumping. Moisturising. 

These NEW Lip Lift Metallic Matte Liquid Shine by Mirenesse are perfect for sprucing up your lipstick collection. They're long-wearing and moisturising for the lips which don't leave them feeling dry. They offer high shine and come with a metallic matte finish as well as an infused Vitamin C lip filling treatment. Check out the swatches below. 


From top to bottom: 

Dazzle 

Stunner

Divine 

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Which is your favourite shade? 

Sunday, July 7, 2019

CREATE THAT PARISIAN NATURAL GLOW LOOK WITH THESE MUST-HAVES BY BOURJOIS



Are you ready to create a natural Parisian inspired natural glow? 


Image source: LovelySkin 

There are countless makeup products on the market, but one brand which has stood out to me has to be, Bourjois. Inspired by the Parisian life, their range is aesthetically pleasing and the products I've tried out have definitely worked for me. They're great to use for everyday (i.e. if you're after a basic and minimalistic look) or even to a social event (with a touch of glam). 

Let's get started with some of my favourites by the range, 


Highlighting Palette by Bourjois 


Hello at this chocolate bar inspired packaging. 


Fall in love with this highlighting palette, De'lice de POUDRE by Bourjois. 

Highlight those magnificent cheekbones of yours with this gorgeous Highlighting Palette by Bourjois (RRP $30, Priceline). First, can we just take a moment to appreciate how adorable the packaging looks? (For all of the chocolate lovers out there). This luxurious highlighting palette features four chocolate shades that are super lightweight in texture, as well as pigmented. It helps to add a subtle glow of bronzer, highlighter and blush to the cheeks for the added chic and glam look. 


Little Round Pot Blush, Bourjois (RRP $20, Priceline

How gorgeous is this little pot of blush, which also comes with a handy travel-sized brush. It helps to create the added sweet look to the cheeks. I love how its texture is soft and velvety which makes it very nice to apply onto the cheeks. 



Rouge Edition in shade 20 Poppy Days, Bourjois 

This long-lasting lipstick offers a beautiful and matte finish to the lips. The shade in Poppy Days is absolutely gorgeous, featuring a bright red/orange shade which definitely makes a statement. 


Eye Catching Extreme Volume Mascara, Bourjois 

I love the brush wand of this mascara as it looks to coat all of the lashes evenly. It features a high pigmented sensorial formula which brings out your lashes more. For bolder and thicker lashes, simply layer on the mascara to create more of that dramatic look. I experienced no clumping from using the mascara so it's definitely worth trying especially for its formula. 


Healthy Mix, Anti-Fatigue, Bourjois

For beautiful coverage and a smooth canvas for the eyes, I definitely recommend the Healthy Mix Concealer by Bourjois. It looks to leave the skin around the eyes looking more radiant and you'll instantly see your dark circles concealed. Also, the concealer comes with a fibre brush which makes it useful to create more of a precise and blended application. 


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Have you tried out any of these newbies by Bourjois? 

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

BEAUTÉ PACIFIQUE - THE SKINCARE LINE LOVED BY SUPERMODELS & EXPERTS

Beauté Pacifique is a revolutionary Danish skincare line proven tosignificantly rejuvenate skin.
They have been in the Danish market since 1997 where their Crème Métamorphique became an instant success. The product was mainly known for its effectiveness in helping to prevent and repair wrinkles and sun-damaged skin, thanks it its concentrated formula (perfect for penetrating the skin's deepest layers). 

21 years later the brand is loved by many supermodels and skin experts such as Jennifer Hawkins and Denmark’s Søren Hedegaard who is the make-up artist and hairdresser of Crown Princess Mary.

With the temperature dropping over in the southern hemisphere, it's the perfect excuse to revamp our skincare routine. Recently I got the chance to try out their SuperFruit Skin Enforcement range which includes their Day and Night cream, Micellar Water and Hydrating Facial Mist. These are products that I'd use for my everyday skincare routine, both morning and night. I really enjoyed trying out their Hydrating Facial Mist and Day/Night Creme from the SuperFruit Skin Enforcement range. 

The Facial Mist is perfect for an everyday spritz as it's so refreshing and a great option for boosting your skin's hydrating whenever it is feeling a tad try. Skin feels very rejuvenated and instantly hydrating after use. As for their Day and Night Creme products, these felt comfortable and lightweight on the skin. I love how it leaves the skin feeling well moisturised and reduces any signs of redness. 

What makes their SuperFruit skincare range so unique is that they include ingredients such as Longonberry stem cells (this works as an antioxidant fighting UV damage and increasing the skin's collagen), Green Tea (a natural extract which reduces redness from stressed skin and looks to reduce any signs of oiliness on the skin) and Apple Tea Extract (this helps to reduce further redness and acts as an antiseptic to prevent future breakouts and blemishes). 

The SuperFruit Skin Enforcement range includes of the below: 
  • SuperFruit Skin Enforcement Day Crème (Dry Skin) (RRP $68); 
  • SuperFruit Skin Enforcement Day Crème (All Skin Types) (RRP $68); 
  • SuperFruit Skin Enforcement Night Crème (All Skin Types) (RRP $115);
  • SuperFruit Skin Enforcement Micellar Water (RRP $49); and
  • SuperFruit Hydrating Face Mist (RRP $52).

For more information, you can check out their official page here


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What are your thoughts? 

Friday, June 28, 2019

PROTECT AND NOURISH THE HANDS & FACE FOR THIS WINTER: MY MUST HAVE HANDBAG ESSENTIALS


This winter can wreak havoc with our skin especially with our face and hands. 

Look to protect and nourish the skin with some of my favourite must-have essentials including the Tough Hands by DU'It (there are two variations being the For Her - For Dry, Irritated Hands and For Dry, Cracked and Irritated Skin) as well as their Vitamin E Face Cream (which is a lifesaver when it comes to dry skin). 


Tough Hands For Her - For Dry, Irritated Hands (DU'IT) 

Since first using this hand cream, I am AMAZED by how effective it is for my dry hands. It's no doubt a potent and hydrating hand cream which contains anti-ageing properties. It leaves the hands feeling well moisturised and hydrated (even through washing hands) which is why I now carry a bottle of this miracle cream in my handbag. 


VE+ Vitamin E Face Cream (DU'IT) 

For a moisturising cream which contains about 12% of Vitamin E, it just means that it's super effective in looking to rehydrate and soothe the skin. This face cream leaves my skin feeling soft, radiant and supple which is a great everyday cream to use. 


Tough Hands - For Dry, Cracked Irritated Hands (DU'IT) 

Last but not least we have the Tough Hands - For Dry, Cracked and Irritated Hands. This bottle comes in more of a gel-lotion texture which feels light and more watery based after application. It's definitely considered as a heavy duty cream and it's ideal for incredibly dry hands. The hand cream acts a barrier against other harsh environmental factors which may dry out our hands. Overall, I felt that this hand cream felt super nice and comfortable - so ideal for those who are constantly washing their hands. 

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Which of these have you tried? 

Thursday, June 27, 2019

CREATE THAT SUMMER GLOW FOR WINTER WITH THESE MAKEUP DISCOVERIES BY BOBBI BROWN




Create that summer glow inspired by sun-drenched beach days and sultry city nights with the latest beauty collection by Bobbi Brown. 

Achieving the summer glow can be easily managed by using the right products. Some new beauty limited edition products I've discovered by Bobbi Brown includes their High Shine Liquid Eye Shadows, Highlighting Powder and Bronzing Duo. All of these products are so perfect for mimicking a summery inspired look especially for the face, cheeks and eyes. For the face you really want to achieve contoured cheekbones and use a highlighter to add that 3-Dimension effect to it. On the eyes you want to use a foil-inspired eyeshadow product to bring more dimension to it. Are you ready to hear more? 

I've been loving these new discoveries by Bobbi Brown...


High Shine Liquid Eye Shadow, Bobbi Brown, RRP $40 

Ready to leave your eyelids smouldering with shine and radiance? These limited edition High Shine Liquid Eye Shadows are so easy to apply and blend on the lids. There are four lovely shades available including Perfect Foil, Copperhead, Molten Petal and Gold Fusion (scroll down for swatches). The eyeshadows are water-based and they instantly give of a cooling effect leaving you with an ultra-reflective finish. 

The shades are absolutely stunning and are so wearable to various occasions. You can even getaway without being too 'overly-dressed up' for the face. For a summery-inspired look, you definitely cannot go wrong with these liquid eye shadows by Bobbi Brown. Be quick as they're only available for a limited time. 


Source image: Bobbi Brown 


I've swatched the High Shine Liquid Eyeshadows by Bobbi Brown which are super vibrant and pigmented. 

Shades from top to bottom: 

Perfect Foil 

Gold Fusion 

Copper Head

Molten Petal 

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Which is your favourite shade? 





Bronzing Powder Duo, Bobbi Brown, RRP $69 

You can't go wrong with Bobbi Brown's best-selling Bronzing Powder Duo which are available in both Golden Light & Maui and Medium & Santa Barbara. What you'll find in this duo is that there is matte and illuminating finish which help you to achieve a natural sun-kissed glow. I do love how natural it leaves my cheekbones looking after application and it's literally the most versatile palette ever. 




Highlighting Powder, RRP $80 

For a high-impact and light-reflective powder you need to pick up the Highlighting Powder by Bobbi Brown if you haven't already so. It's such a gorgeous looking palette which features a silky powder which applies smoothly and evenly across your cheekbones for that extra glow. The highlighting effect is quite subtle and natural which is why it's a cult-favourite among many Bobbi Brown fans out there. 



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Available for a limited time only. 

Don't miss out. 


Wednesday, June 26, 2019

UNBOXING THE LATEST BELLABABY BOX FOR JUNE!


This month I was surprised by the choice of products included in my Bellababy box. Find out more below...

Hello all and welcome to another post featuring an unboxing of June's Bellababy box! Each month I am surprised by the choice of contents that are included in my monthly subscription box. It's such a great way to test and try out different brands. 

This month I received the following goodies: 
  • L'Occitane Shea Baby Massage Balm (sample size) - Wow, I was actually surprised when I noticed a L'Occitane sample of their Baby Massage balm. It's perfect for massage your little one as it contains 70% of shea butter which incredibly moisturises the skin - perfect for this winter. I will most definitely be repurchasing the full sized products as I'm so impressed with the overall quality. 
  • Mustela Hydra Bebe Body Lotion (sample size) - I've used the Mustela baby range before so for Bellababy to include a sample I was definitely happy with the choice. I love the sample size as it's perfect for travelling and it leaves baby's skin feeling so soft and supple. 
  • Mater Baby Wash (sample size) - Another familiar brand I've tried out before and I am so impressed with their products as they're gentle and effective on skin. This cute sample sized baby wash is a soap-free cleanser which is essential for those suffering from dry and eczema skin. 
  • Boon Nursh Silicone Bottle (full size) - Apparently this is Australia's first 100% silicone bottle which makes its unique. I'm actually curious to see how this bottle will work for baby Jordan, and whether this will reduce colic. 
  • Only Organic Mango Coconut & Quinoa (full size) - If your baby is on the puree and solids, what better way to introduce them to yummy foods. My bub completely loves tis range as it contains a delicious blend of mango, dairy-free coconut milk and super healthy quinoa. These sachets are perfect for feeding on the go - just remember your baby's spoon as it makes life easier. 
  • Pixi Shea Butter Tinted Lip Balm - Can I just say how much I love the PIXI brand especially when it comes to their cleansing oil?! I am amazed by how lightweight and moisturising their lip balm feels. It's definitely a must-have in your bag! 
  • Luiere Bio-Cellulose Mask - I love face masks as they're refreshing and contain a whole heap of product which is designed to leave your skin looking repaired and rejuvenated. 
  • QV Intensive Moisturising Cleanser - Another favourite product of mine, this cleanser is a must if you have dry, itchy skin. 

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The Bellababy monthly subscription box allows you to try out new brands and products that are baby and mother related. For instance in this month's Bellababy box, there are products I've yet to try. This is perfect for sampling new brands and products before purchasing the full sized products at the supermarket. 

To get started with the Bellababy box subscription, simply head over here to join in all the fun which is perfect for new mums. 

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Have you tried the bellababy box before? 


Monday, June 24, 2019

TAKING A DEEPER DIVE INTO MY SKINCARE ROUTINE FOR THIS WINTER


Want to learn more about my skincare routine? 

Recently I have been incorporating some brand new skincare products into my everyday routine featuring La Roche-Posay and Skinceuticals. 

My current skin falls somewhere between normal to acne-prone skin, and this varies from season to season. 

Here are some skincare newbies that have become a part of my everyday routine: 


Effaclar Gel Moussant Purifiant, Purifying Foaming Gel (For oil sensitive skin), 
La Roche-Posay 

I love everything about foaming gel cleansers which is why this product has made its way into my skincare routine. The Purifying Foaming Gel is actually ideal for those with acne-prone skin, and as I tend to get acne from time to time - this is the perfect cleanser for me. I found that this product left my skin feeling cleansed and refreshed. It doesn't leave the skin feeling irritated or dry and it's absolutely a gentle product which has worked for my oily skin. 


Effaclar Duo, Anti-imperfections, La Roche-Posay 

This product is perfect for those with acne-prone skin (like myself) as it helps to clear excess sebum and clogged pores. The Effaclar Duo (+) works as a corrective unclogging care product for acne-prone skin. Immediately after using this product you will notice that your skin feels nourished, hydrated and instantly mattified. Pop on this product onto your skin before you sleep and overnight you will notice less redness and improved skin texture. Plus, skin is left feeling super hydrated which is so perfect for the dry weather. 


Effaclar Masque, Sebo Controlling Mask Anti-Shine, La Roche-Posay 

This mask works to cleanse any impurities from the skin and without leaving any excess sebum left on the skin. I love how this mask gives the skin a mattifying effect which is great if you have oily looking skin. It works to curb any 'shine' from the skin and leaves your skin feeling refreshed, cleansed and protected. 


Phloretin CF Gel, Serum in a Gel, Skinceuticals 

For a topical Vitamin C serum during the day, you definitely need to check out the Phloretin CF Gel by Skinceuticals. It works to provide protection against harsh environmental aggressors which can lead to skin discolouration, uneven skin tone and fine lines. This product is perfect for if you're looking to achieve smoother and refined skin, 

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Have you tried out any of these products before?