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Monday, May 21, 2018

CHECKING OUT THE SMOOTHING FACE SERUM MADE TO RESTORE YOUTHFULNESS, AGEING & DEHYDRATED SKIN


For a natural alternative to botulinum, there's the 'Smoothing Face Serum' by polish skincare brand, resibo. 

The Smoothing Face Serum by resibo works to visibly firm, tightens and brightens to restore youthfulness and clarity back to the skin. Apparently it contains potent ingredients right around the world such as Europe, and the effects are instantly observed after 24 hours of application of the product. How this serum works is that the serum works to stimulate beta-endorphins which helps to relieve facial muscle tension. 

Key ingredients include: Stoechiol, Lakesis, Marula Oil, Vegetable Squalane and Vitamin C.

After a few weeks of trying out the Smoothing Face Serum, I could definitely note my skin feeling more plump, soft and supple. It really does an effective job in smoothing your skin's texture which is ideal if you have dry, flaky and rough textured skin. Furthermore, I found my skin's overall appearance to look so much brighter and it felt more hydrated which is great as it balances both my skin tone and moisture levels. 

The Smoothing Face Serum RRP $59.99 for 30ml, available online via resibo's official website here

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Have you tried out this serum yet? 

Saturday, May 19, 2018

TREATING MY SKIN TO BOUTIQUE AUSTRALIAN OWNED AND MADE SERUMS - FOOD FOR YOUR SKIN


Esmi is a boutique Australian owned and made products range that's catered exclusively to feed the skin with the necessary vitamins and nutrients. 

I looked to trial and test out three new skin treatments featuring Esmi's Detoxifying Exfoliator, Pigment Brightener and an Anti-redness treatment. These newbies join their popular selling Hyaluronic Hydrator, 24K Gold Nourishing Oil and Anti-Ageing serum. 

Esmi defines their Skin Treat, as a highly concentrated serum that looks to treat one specific skin concern such as brightness, redness and full looking skin. 

Prior to trying these skin serums out, I was definitely curious to see whether it would look to tackle some of my skin concerns being dull looking skin, the occasional redness as well as dry and flaky skin. 

All of the products as mentioned below are available via Esmi's official website here

To hear more about my thoughts, check out the below x 


Detoxifying Exfoliating Charcoal Serum, RRP $65

With continued use, this Charcoal Serum works to gentle exfoliate the skin leaving it feeling smoother and softer. How it works is that it looks to draw out any impurities from deep under the skin, decreasing the appearance of blackheads and clogged pores. Essentially, this boosts the effectiveness of using other skincare products as you're actually refining the skin, and allowing other products to absorb better. 


Anti-Redness Minty Green Smoothie, RRP $65 

If you suffer from redness and dry looking skin, the Anti-Redness Minty Green Smoothie may be your best bet. It's perfect for those who do undergo laser skin treatments as it helps to fight redness and hydrate the skin once again. Any puffiness is instantly reduced so it feels more plump and healthy looking again.

This serum is very lightweight which makes it easier to use on the skin. It doesn't look to clog the pores and it has a really nice minty aroma to it. 


Pomegranate Brightening Serum, RRP $65 

The Pomegranate Brightening Serum is infused with Q10 Spheres which boosts more energy to your skin leaving it feeling healthier and looking much brighter. It also has some skin lightening peptides which helps to brighten up your appearance for that glowing look. All of the ingredients contained in the serum are suitable for all skin types out there. 

Ideally, I would be using this serum to brighten up my skin's appearance and also to tone my skin. 


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Have you tried any of the products by esmi before? 


Friday, May 18, 2018

KATY PERRY X COVERGIRL RELEASE THE NEW KATY KAT PALETTE NOW EXCLUSIVE TO PRICELINE STORES IN AUSTRALIA


Cat lovers...this one is for you guys! 

Katy Perry x COVERGIRL have brought us these gorgeous cat imprinted limited edition eyeshadow palettes that look super adorable. There are ten shades per palette where each was designed by Katy Perry. For each of the shades, you get a really pigmented colour payoff which offers an intense look and payoff.

The Katy Kat Palettes are exclusive to Priceline stores nationwide. 
Katy Perry says, “I collaborated with COVERGIRL to create my own make-up collection, The Katy Kat Collection. I was involved in every part of the process – from packaging to the colour palette to the shade names...even the campaign creative. Everything is very personal to me. I made the Katy Kat Collection for my fans and any girl who is willing to experiment with colour. I am so proud of the collection.”


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Will you be getting your hands on one of these palettes? 

Monday, May 14, 2018

TRIED & TESTED: REVAMPING MY SKINCARE ROUTINE WITH THE ELUCENT WHITENING AND ANTI-AGEING RANGE


Looking my best has never been so easy...when it comes to personalising your skincare regime with the right products....

Recently I tried and tested some products from the Elucent Whitening and Anti-ageing range as I was in need in looking to revamp my skincare routine. Prior to using these products, I've found that my skin started to show more sun spots/pigmentation due to sun exposure and started to notice more of an uneven skin tone which I wasn't happy with. 

So I decided to tweak my skincare regime and integrate more of the Elucent Whitening and Anti-ageing skincare range as it supposedly has a richer feel which helps to reduce dehydration, dullness and pigmentation. One of their products I've been loving for a while has to be their Anti-ageing Gentle Cleanser as it really leaves your pores cleared and skin being refined. I didn't feel any signs of dryness after cleansing my skin with this product and personally it's a must have in my beauty cabinet. 

Furthermore, I've started to use Whitening Spot Corrector by Elucent which has definitely left my skin feeling more toned and even once again. It looks to leave your skin complexion looking brighter and feeling so much smoother. If you're after a product that targets uneven skin tone, then you definitely need to get your hands on this product. 

For more information regarding Elucent, check out their official website here

Products are available via Chemist Warehouse, My Chemist or Elucent's Ego e-shop

To give you an idea of the products that I integrated into my skincare routine, they include of the below in no specific order: 


Elucent Anti-ageing Gentle Cleanser with 2% AHAs 

This is a must have for those looking for a blend of cleanser that doesn't dry out the skin or strip it from its natural oils. Thanks to the combination of AHAs and vitamins B3 and E, they all work synergistically so that your skin feels and looks more revitalised the day after. I really enjoyed using this cleanser as it left my skin feeling refreshed, cleansed and ready for the day. 


Elucent Whitening Spot Corrector 

I felt this Whitening Spot Corrector did a great job in looking to even out my skin tone, leaving it feeling smooth and silky. Although my dark spots haven't completely disappeared, it will certainly take some time to see clearer results. However, I do like the fact that the Whitening Spot Corrector looks to leave your skin looking much brighter and healthier (all thanks to its powerful antioxidants). 


Elucent Whitening Night Moisturiser 

This is a very rich night time moisturiser which helps to leave the skin well moisturised and hydrated. Another great aspect of the moisturiser, is that it works to reduce the appearance of dark spots and discolouration of the skin. After using the moisturiser on my skin every night, the next morning I did feel that my skin felt softer and looked so much brighter. This moisturiser definitely comes in hand especially for the cold season, as the weather can look to leave our skin feeling dry, dull and flaky. 


Elucent Whitening Day Moisturiser SPF 30+ 

I've been using the Whitening Day Moisturiser daily for the added skin protection (thanks to its SPF30+) as well as its powerful moisturising agents. This product definitely left my skin feeling very hydrated and smooth. Once again thanks to its whitening skin benefits, the day time moisturiser works to even out the skin tone as well as reduce any skin pigmentation cells. Most importantly, it's made for all skin types out there and it does not clog the pores which is ideal. 

Overall, by revamping my skincare regime I was able to see better results in terms of achieving a brighter and clearer complexion. My sun spots have gradually reduced which is amazing because it's all about focusing on whitening skincare products that works for your skin. I've found that by simply taking charge of my skin and giving it the care that it needs, you can definitely look to achieve results for the better. 

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Have you tried out any of the Elucent products before? 


Wednesday, May 9, 2018

LAST MINUTE MOTHER'S DAY BEAUTY & LIFESTYLE GIFT GUIDE


Don't forget Mother's Day is just around the corner, to be exact, 13th May 2018. 

If you're struggling with ideas when it comes to Mother's Day, you've come to the right page. If you're after some beauty and lifestyle gift ideas, there are a few selections below which you may be interested in purchasing for your Mother. (Just remember...it's the thought that counts). 
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Mother's Day Gift Guide Ideas 


1. Makeup bags 

How adorable are these beauty makeup bags by Designer Brands? You can neatly pack all of your to go essentials in the one spot and keep them neat and tidy. Price ranges from $9.99 to $14.99 and you can view their whole range here


2. Home natural soy candles 

Surprise your Mother with an all natural soy candle by Essano for this Mother's Day. The candle contains a 100% Cotton Wick and the scent is simply divine. The soy candle range is completely free from any nasties being mineral oils, artificial colours, etc. Pictured is in scent Sweet Pea and White Orchid which smells blissful and so relaxing. 

You can view Essano's full soy candle range here


3. The Ultimate Hand Cream Gift Set 

This is the Ultimate Hand Cream Gift Set by Lano if you're wanting to treat your Mother to a gift set. In the pack there are three much needed essentials being: 1 x Rose Hand Cream (Intense), 1 x Lemon Hand Cream and 1 x Rose Hand Cream (Everyday). I love Lano's range of hand creams as they keep my hands well moisturised and hydrated (thanks to the hydrating boost of Lanolin). 

Keep your Mum happy with a fresh set of hand creams!

Lano Hands The Ultimate Hand Cream Gift set is available at David Jones or Adore Beauty 


4. Surprise Mum with the Mon Paris Eau De Parfum by Yves Saint Laurent 

If you're looking to splurge a little, then you can definitely say yes to the Mon Paris Eau De Parfum by YSL. It's absolutely divine if your Mother loves fruity type of scents (such as strawberry and raspberry).. plus the bottle is super elegant. If there's one luxury scent I'd recommend, it would have to be the Mon Paris by YSL because you can easily wear it on for everyday without it being too overpowering. (It's a huge thumbs up for me)  

For more information, head over to YSL's official website here to learn more. 


5. For those Mothers who love the outdoors 

If your Mother loves the outdoors, then get her sorted with the latest essentials kit from the Feel Good Inc range. The Signature Sunscreen Lotion RRP $24.95 is the best way to protect your skin as it offers a protection of up to SPF 50+. Next, it's always useful to have the Pawpaw Nectar, RRP $13.95, which is ideal for treating any burns or rashes. And last but not least, have your Mother try these Sticky Zinc Face Wipes, RRP $9.95, which looks to cleanse dirt and sweat off the face. 

Products can be purchase via their official website here


6. Add a luxurious sugar crystal body scrub to the gift list for Mum 

This body scrub by MOR is enriched with pomegranate pearl and conditioning blackcurrant, rosehip and neroli oils. It's perfect for gently polishing and moisturising the skin so that it looks and feels smoother and softer than ever. You will be pleased to know that this product is not tested on animals! 

As for the scent, it's rich and consists of fruity perfumes which integrates the scents of pomegranate and blackcurrant berries. It's such a beautiful body scrub which I'm sure your Mum will appreciate. 

The Pomegranate Sugar Crystal Body Scrub RRP $39.95 and is available here


7. Create a spa pamper pack for Mum 

Last but not least, look to gift your Mum with a spa range of products by Nutrimetics...because who doesn't want to relax and indulge after a long day at work?! Nutrimetics offers a wide range of products such as hand creams that you can look to personalise, depending on your Mum's taste and preferences. 

More of range is available via Nutrimetics' website here

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What will you be getting for this Mother's Day? 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

HOW TO ACHIEVE BLACKHEAD FREE SKIN, FEATURING THE NEW PORE EXTRACTOR MASK BY PHILOSOPHY


Are you looking to rid your blackheads? 

Recently I tried and tested out the brand new Pore Extractor Mask by Purity Made Simple - Philosophy, where in just two uses you can observe clear and blackhead free skin. The Pore Extractor consists of an exfoliating face mask (which is soft and creamy) and contains salicylic acid which is perfect for an acne treatment mask too. The mask works to purify and extract blackheads so that your skin feels cleansed and smoother than ever. The impurities are effectively drawn out thanks to the white kaolin clay ingredient. 

Overall, it's such an effective mask for if you're looking to unclog your pores and remove blackheads. I've been struggling for years in trying to track down an effective pore extractor product, but finally I've come to discover Philosophy's Pore Extractor Mask. 

The key ingredients include: 
  • white kaolin clay 
  • salicylic acid 
  • natural diatomaceous earth

After about a couple of weeks testing this mask out, I could really note a visible difference in my skin. My blackheads look reduced in its appearance with my pores unclogged. My skin looked so much smoother and refreshed which I am so pleased about. 

The Pore Extractor Mask RRP $48, and can be purchased via David Jones or Myer


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Have you tried this pore extractor mask before? 


Sunday, May 6, 2018

NEW RELEASES BY JOHN FRIEDA FEATURING THE LUXURIOUS VOLUME CORE RESTORE RANGE


Time to get your hair in check with the latest luxurious products by John Frieda...

The new Luxurious Volume hair care range by John Frieda is made to give you bold and voluminous looking hair. If you have fine hair and are looking to add some lasting fullness, then you may be interested in the Luxurious Volume by John Frieda. 

Some of their haircare products I've been trying out includes: 
  • Core Restore Protein Infused Shampoo - This Shampoo works to bring fine hair into balance by looking to strengthen the strands with volume and vitality. 
  • Core Restore Protein Infused Conditioner - With similar qualities to the shampoo, the conditioner works without that heavy feeling. The Conditioner detangles any knotty ends of the hair, leaving it feeling smooth. 
  • Core Restore Advanced Protein Volumizer - This Volumizer works with a protein strength complex, when activated with heat looks to transform fine strands to stronger looking hair. 

So if you're after bit more volume for your fine strands, then it might be worth checking out John Frieda's Luxurious Volume care range. 

For more information head over to John Frieda's official website here to learn more. 




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Have you checked out any products by John Frieda? 

Friday, May 4, 2018

LOOK TO IMPROVE SKIN TONE, TEXTURE & BRIGHTNESS BY INCORPORATING A FACIAL OIL INTO YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE


Award-winning skincare brand Essano, have recently launched their latest Radiance Certified Organic Facial Oil and what better way to incorporate it into your daily skincare routine. 

If you're looking for a new facial oil that's certified organic and is enriched with a BioEssential Complex consisting of Bilberry, Lingon Berry and Pracaxi Seed Oil. It is has been formulated to improve your skin tone, texture and brightness. With continued use I noticed my skin to appear more glowing and radiant. If you're essentially looking to fight the signs of dull skin, then there's no harm to incorporate the Facial Oil into your daily skincare routine. 

The instructions are very simple, look to massage in several drops of the Certified Organic Facial Oil onto the face and neck, every morning and night. What you will find is that your skin will appear brighter, radiant and more youthful looking. 

Overall, I didn't find the facial oil to be greasy at all which is ideal especially when it comes to applying it in the mornings. It feels very lightweight and comfortable on the skin which definitely ticks all of my boxes.

The facial oil has been proven to improve: 
  • Skin tone, texture and firmness 
  • Brightness
  • Brown spots
  • Damaged caused by environmental factors

The Essano Radiance Certified Organic Facial Oil 20ml, is now available from Priceline and Woolworths nationwide, RRP $29.99. 

For more information, visit www.essano.com.au



Essano's Radiance Certified Organic Facial Oil 

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What's your ideal skincare routine like? 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

PALM BEACH COLLECTION: BODY BARS WHICH FEATURE SUSTAINABLE INGREDIENTS


Time for a new body bar? 

You're going to love these new triple milled body bars by Palm Beach Collection, an Australian made brand offering six inviting scents. These body bars leave the skin feeling invigorated, clean and healthy with a lingering soft fragrance. I enjoyed how smooth and soft it left my skin feeling, especially after a long day at work.   

They are free from any nasties being sulfates, parabens and mineral oils. Also, they're perfect for this upcoming Mother's Day and what better way to gift your Mum with one or two of the body bars. Additionally, I personally love their range of soy wax candles as they smell so natural and beautiful. 

The Palm Beach Collection Body Bars, RRP $12.95 and can be purchased their official website here. 


Clove and Sandalwood Body Bar 


Vintage Gardenia Body Bar 

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Have you checked out any products by Palm Beach Collection? 


Monday, April 30, 2018

TRIED & TESTED FEATURING THE GOAT SKINCARE PRODUCTS FOR DRY, ITCHY & SENSITIVE SKIN


Who knew goats milk would become a popular alternative in looking to treat irritated skin conditions... 

If there's a skincare range out there that looks to treat dry, irritated and sensitive skin...that would have to be The Goat Skincare range. By using products that incorporate goats milk, it looks to provide the skin with much needed moisture and hydration - which in effect relieves your skin from any dryness, irritation and and itchiness caused by sensitive skin. 

Here are some of the products I tried out: 


Soap Bar, The Goat Skincare 

This soap bar is enriched with natural Chia Seed Oil which leaves your skin feeling soft. It's a really gentle soap bar that's very enriching especially if you have dry, irritated and sensitive skin. 

Moisturising Wash, The Goat Skincare

This moisturising wash contains manuka honey and it's a gentle formula which is made for those with dry and sensitive type skin. I've been enjoying using this body wash in the shower everyday as it relieves any dryness from my skin. It's very moisturising and I would definitely look to consider repurchasing in the future. 

All of the above mentioned products are available via their official website here

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Have you tried any products from the range before? 


Friday, April 27, 2018

TRYING OUT LUXURY LIP COATS FEATURING THE TATOUAGE COUTURE MATTE LIQUID LIP STAINS BY YSL BEAUTY


If you beauties haven't explored these beautiful liquid lip stains by YSL, then check out my thoughts below. 

Firstly, let's talk about these high pigmented and ultra matte liquid lip stains by YSL. It essentially works as a lip stain offering high impact colour as well as the lightweight and comfortable feel. You won't even feel like they're on the lips! 

The formula is quick drying (being a matte liquid lipstick) a good tip is to go quick and with ease. What I love about these liquid lipsticks is that it's transfer free the spatula like tip applicator allows for a precision liner as well as a sturdy control. The ink like formula stays on the lips for up to 8 hours, making it quite long-lasting for the whole day. Of course, if you feel like re-applying after several hours you may wish as well, but I found that there was no need for it. The texture feels so beautiful and silky soft on the lips which is perfect for my ideal type of liquid lip stain. There is no sticky feeling upon application and I'd have to say these are so far my go to favourites for a matte lippie! 

As for the colour shade range, there are a variety to choose from making it perfect for every skin tone out there.  


Pictured above is in shade 01 Vibrant Pink Red 

As you can see the applicator comes in a spatula like type of shape making it easier for precision and control. 


Swatched shades above include (From top to bottom): 

01 - Vibrant Pink Red - Featuring a sexy bright red and pink shade that pops with so much colour. If you want to make a statement with your lips, be sure to pick this shade out! 

11 - Nude Rose - For a sultry and pretty pink look for the lips, the Nude Rose shade is the way to go. It's soft and perfect for those wanting to rock a softer look for the lips. 

03 - Bright Pink - And if you're after a bit more pink...then the Bright Pink may be your answer. It's pretty and gorgeous for a girly look! 

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Have you tried out any of these lip stains by YSL as yet? 

If so, what did you think of them? 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

GETTING MY GLOW WITH JURLIQUE'S LATEST ROSE MOISTURE PLUS HYDRATION RITUAL


Rose extracts are well known for their hydration benefits. 

If your skin is in need of some TLC such as hydration, then you'll be pleased to know that Jurlique have come out with their Rose Moisture Plus range which looks to leave you with radiant looking skin. 

Furthermore, the Rose Moisture Plus skincare range looks to boost your skin's hydration levels with intensive moisture, therefore leaving your skin feeling softer, more supple and radiant. It only takes a few minutes to follow through with a targeted skincare routine and what better way to have the confidence to #glowyourownway 

Here are the latest products from Jurlique's Rose Moisture Plus range: 


Rose Moisture Plus, Moisturising Lotion, Jurlique
 RRP $49 

Featuring a light and replenishing moisturiser, this lotion is the ultimate hydration booster. I would use this lotion both morning and night so that my skin feels super smooth and supple, the very next day. What I love about this product is that it feels so lightweight and comfortable on the skin. It's made to combat dryness and dehydrated looking skin, so if you feel your skin is in need of a hydration boost, then you can definitely look to rely on this Moisturising Lotion by Jurlique. 


Rose Moisture Plus, Moisturising Cream Mask, Jurlique, RRP $55

For a gentle, hydrating and replenishing mask, you're going to love the Moisturising Cream Mask by Jurlique. It's essentially a mask that works to calm and soothe any dry or dull looking skin. You can use as an overnight sleeping mask if you're after more of an intense treatment. After popping on this mask, I felt that my skin was looking more radiant and glowing. 


Rose Moisture Plus, Daily Moisture Balancing Serum, Jurlique, RRP $75 

If you're after an intensive moisture treatment, the Daily Moisture Balancing Serum may be ideal for you. It works to address the signs of dehydration and dryness. The serum looks to leave the skin looking more radiant and hydrated. 

All of the products as mentioned above is available via Jurlique's official website here.  

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Have you tried any of the above products yet?