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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

HOW TO RID ACNE, BLEMISH PRONE SKIN & MAINTAIN A CLEAR & HEALTHY COMPLEXION - MY CURRENT SKINCARE ROUTINE


Want to learn more about the products which have helped me to rid acne and clear skin for good? 
Proactiv+ is a 3 step system designed to be used together consistently for the best results. Recently I revamped my skincare routine with a set of new products by Proactiv+ because lately my skin has been showings signs of oiliness, random blemishes and dullness. 

I decided to jump onto the Proactiv+ bandwagon and see what their products are all about. My challenge was to trial out the products and make observations as to whether I'm seeing a significant skin improvement and difference. If you're after simple products which are ideal for targeting blemish-prone skin, then it's definitely worth looking out for Proactiv+. 

See below for the my latest skincare routine of the products I am currently using: 


Step 1: Skin Smoothing Exfoliator (Facial Cleanser) 

Featuring the a reformulated exfoliator for the skin, this product works to smooth out your skin's surface as well as tackling any breakouts or blemishes. It contains glycolic acid which in effect helps to renew skin and remove any impurities on the skin. Essentially it works as an exfoliator and cleanser in the one product, so you get the best of both worlds. As the first product in my skincare routine, I'd use it both morning and night for maximum results. It's the perfect cleanser and exfoliator in looking to leave your skin feeling smoother and looking more glowing as ever. 


Step 2: Pore Targeting Solution

One thing to note about the blemish targeting solution is that it's best to stick to one product at a time. Skin irritation and dryness are quite common if you tend to combine more than one product within your skincare routine. Additionally, avoid prolonged sun exposure and always use a high SPF rating sunscreen when you're outdoors. 

With the Pore Targeting Solution, simply use about 2 pumps to clean dry skin and apply evenly over the face. There is no need to rinse after application and make sure to allow the product to completely absorb on the skin. 

I felt that this product helped to target my random breakouts as well as clear the skin. My skin definitely looked less dull the day after and I'm so pleased about the quick and effective results. If you have medium to large pores like myself, using a Pore Targeting Solution is ideal as it helps to target breakouts at the source, which are the pores itself. 


Step 3: Complexion Perfecting Hydrator 

The third step is to soothe the skin from any redness, brighten skin tone as well as leaving skin feeling replenished and hydrated. The perfect product is of course the Complexion Perfecting Hydrator which doesn't clog the pores which is ideal for those looking to target blemishes/acne. The Hydrator leaves skin feeling refreshed and hydrated. It's great for a post-acne treatment as it helps to leave your skin looking less red. 


Step 4: Green Tea Moisturiser (optional) 

This is an optional product from their range and is made to alleviate your skin from any dryness or discomfort. The Green Tea Moisturiser is perfect for leaving your skin feeling soothed and less dry. Simply apply onto the skin right after step 3 should you be experiencing any dryness from using the other products as mentioned. As the products look to clear acne and can look to strip your skin's natural oils, it's wise to follow up with their Green Tea Moisturiser. 


Proactiv Cleansing Brush 

For extra results you can look to combine the cleansing brush with a cleanser of your choice. In this case, I've used this cleansing brush with the Facial Cleanser. The results are phenomenal and you get a better cleanse from the bristles of the brush. I found that my skin felt so much smoother and complexion definitely looked much brighter. 

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Have you tried out any of the above mentioned products? 


Sunday, December 1, 2019

THE HOLIDAY EDIT: #OOTD FESTIVE VIBES & COMFORT

The Holidays are approaching and it's all about staying comfortable and on-trend. 

My go-to on-trend and online shopping boutique has to be Femme Luxe, where they look to stock affordable and stylish fashionable pieces for every occasion. I love the wide range of outfits that allow me to step outside of my comfort zone. 

In this Holiday Edit, it's all about the Christmas parties, gatherings, turkey hams, joy, laughter and much more. Most importantly, what better way to show-off your latest #OOTD with the trendiest piece. 

Remember feeling comfortable and confident in whichever piece you choose is key to dressing your best...

Here are my #OOTD picks for the Holiday Edit: 


The Perfect Coat For Those Windy Days 

Wrap yourself in this comfortable and stylish Stone Waterfall Duster Belted Long Coat. Outerwear are so handy to have in your wardrobe because you just never know when they'll come in handy for cold and windy days. This luxurious looking coat comes with a fabric belt which simply completes that chic and Parisian inspired look. 

The Stone Waterfall Duster Belted Long Coat is available here


Rain Or Shine 

I'm loving the Grey High Neck Bodycon Jumper Dress which is comfortable and stylish. It makes the perfect piece for a weekend day out, paired with your favourite heels and bag. I love the luxe long sleeves on this dress as it keeps you warm and snugged all day long. 

The Grey High Neck Bodycon Jumper Dress is available here


Add Some Luxe & Glam 

The Red Mesh Overlay Long Sleeve Mini Dress is the perfect dress for the holiday season. Dress it up to your next Christmas party and make a statement! I actually love the square neckline and mesh sleeves which give it a luxe and glamourous appeal to it, whilst trying to opt for a simple look. 

The Red Mesh Overlay Long Sleeve Mini Dress is available here


Just Had To Get In Black Too 

Completely the same as the other outfit as mentioned above, only this time it comes in black. The Black High Neck Bodycon Jumper Dress in Esmelia is a must-have item in every girl's wardrobe. Pair it with your favourite heels or boots and party away girl! A great thing about jumper-style dresses is that they're perfect for cold and windy days/nights. You can still look to stay on-trend without fully covering up. 

The Black High Neck Bodycon Jumper Dress is available here

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Are you ready for the holidays? 

Friday, November 29, 2019

DIVING INTO THE HOLIDAY 2019: THE BEAUTY OF DREAMS - MECCA COSMETICA GIFT SETS - GIVE THE GIFT OF BEAUTY FOR THIS CHRISTMAS



Here are a few of the best-selling Mecca Cosmetica Beauty Essentials in Limited Edition packaging

Just in time for the holiday season, Mecca Cosmetica have finally launched 'The Beauty Of Dreams' range which includes their limited edition packaged gift sets. This year's collection is absolutely stunning and what better way to immerse ourselves in the world of beauty! 

Here are some of their best-selling picks which stood out for me: 


Signature Sunkissed Set, Mecca Cosmetica, RRP $70 

Create that summery sun-kissed glow with this perfect gift set which features a Watermelon Hydra Cheek Tint and Enlightened Balm Duo, and a SPF15+ beautiful nude lippie. The formula on the duo is incredibly amazing making it perfect for highlighting the cheekbones and nose. 

You can shop the Signature Sunkissed Set, Mecca Cosmetica here 



Sun Essentials, Mecca Cosmetica RRP $50 

The Sun Essentials kit is ideal for those constantly on the go. It comes with a travel-sized navy makeup bag along with their To Save Face Superscreen SPF50+, To Save Lips Superscreen Lip Balm and the To Save Body SuperScreen SPF50. Protect the face, body and lips with the much needed daily essentials!

You can shop the Sun Essentials here.


Divine Duo, Mecca Cosmetica RRP $65 

Indulge your skin and home with a luxurious duo featuring a Nourishing Hand Cream and Hand Wash. The duo looks to leave skin feeling softer and invigorating, plus it's delicately scented featuring sensuous wood notes of clove and juniper berries. 

You can shop the Divine Duo here


Swept Away, Mecca Cosmetica, RRP $80 

This beautiful luxe travel set comes with five face and eye brushes (including the travel bag), making it ideal for the gift giving season. I really love the feel of the travel bag as it's soft and comes in baby pink (my favourite colour). 

You can shop the Swept Away set here.

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#Meccamade


Sunday, November 24, 2019

UNBOXING NOVEMBER'S BELLABABY BOX - BEAUTY, BABY & LIFESTYLE ESSENTIALS



Unboxing This Month's Bellababy Box 
You can easily look to subscribe to Bellababy where every month you're sent a surprise of goodies ranging from skincare, baby to make-up products. This month I have teamed up with Bellababy to share my thoughts on their latest box of goodies. The products are changed up monthly and come in an assortment of sample or full sizes. 

Each box caters for all Mamas and there's a variety of brands included. It's the perfect excuse to try out more brands and learn what works for you and what doesn't. 

Here are the contents in this month's Bellababy box: 
  • Bellamy's Organic Grape, Apple & Peach (full size) - I have to admit that I do regularly stock Jordan's solids with the Bellamy's Organic range. So to receive a full sized product I was quite excited to receive it. The Organic Grape, Apple and Peach comes with brown rice which is full of nutritious goodness for Bubs. 
  • So Susan Liquid Matte Long-wear Liquid Lipstick - I love all matte textured lippies especially when it comes in the form of liquid lipsticks. This was my first time of hearing about the brand and I do love the shade Raisin Flesh - it's so girly and pretty on the lips. Most importantly it's highly pigmented, leave the lips feeling smooth and hydrated all day long. 
  • Mosquit Mosquito Repellant Stickers - These were fun to receive as I've never heard of such thing! These are infused with 100% pure citronella oil which I assume wards off mozzies for those summery nights. I've already stuck a couple on my pram so fingers crossed these help to keep the mozzies away from Bubs! 
    • Cremorlab Nutrition Deep Hydro Plus Intensive Mask - Highly love the Cremorlab brand as it comes from a Korean skincare range. The mask I received is their Nutrition Deep Intensive Mask which infused with mineral rich Thermal water, where it helps to deeply nourish and hydrate the skin after application. I literally mask every night so to add this to my collection it was a bonus. 
    • Global Nature Pure Natural Collagen Booster - I could definitely make use of this Natural Collagen Booster powder. It helps to give you radiant skin, stronger hair and nails with continued daily intake. This is another brand new to me so I'm quite excited to give it a go. 
    • Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Bottle - You receive a full sized baby's bottle in this month's box which is amazing. You can't go wrong with the Tommee Tippee as it features a breast-like shaped teat which helps Bubs to easily latch on. 
    • Redwin Restoring Sorbolene Moisturiser - I literally ran out of this product a few weeks ago so this was just the perfect timing. I love how easily absorbing this moisturiser feels on the skin and it's safe for the whole family to use. Highly recommend this moisturiser as it contains no fragrances, colours or parabens. 
    • Wotnot Biodegradable Natural General Wipes - Comes in a sample sized pack which is perfect for those not familiar with the brand. I love to pack facial wipes in my bag because they come so useful for refreshing the skin during the day. (Even better when they come in sample sizes, they're so much lighter plus you get to try them out for yourself) 
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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? 



    Sunday, November 10, 2019

    SPRING HAUL 2019: SPAGHETTI STRAPS, POLKA DOTS & MUCH MORE


    Ready for some trendy pieces for Spring? 

    For affordable, stylish and trendy fashionable pieces, I've been loving the online e-commerce boutique store, Femme Luxe. There's a wide range of good quality pieces to choose from making it perfect for special occasions, etc. 

    In this Spring Haul Look Book, it's all about the polka dots, spaghetti straps and keeping outfits simple and easy to wear. To spruce up the looks below you can always layer on with your favourite accessories, shoes and handbag. 

    Remember feeling comfortable and confident in whichever piece you choose is key to dressing your best! 

    Let's get to it xo 


    White Polka Dot Ruffle One Shoulder 

    Make a statement in this cute White Polka Dot Ruffle One Shoulder Mini Dress. I rocked this look during the day at a park and it was super comfortable. It definitely goes well as a night look as the ruffles and polka dots definitely give you more of a feminine and sophisticated look. Keep it casual with your favourite sandals or white sneakers or dress it up in some sexy heels. 



    Keeping It Casual And Comfy 

    So this is basically my outfit when I'm in a hurry and have literally five minutes to piece something together. For the Top: I am wearing the Black Slinky Square Neck Strappy Bodysuit, Bottoms: I am wearing Paper Bag Slim Fit Trousers and I've just layered it on with my favourite denim jacket. Of course you can't go wrong with layering on some classic denim pieces when it comes to #OOTD. Overall, the outfit is simple, chic and easy to wear for everyday. 



    The Perfect Simple Black Dress 

    This Black Ruched Midi Bodycon Dress features a ruched style mid-length and is perfect for formals, weddings and social gatherings. If you're looking for the perfect black dress, this is it. It's not too overly the top and I just love the simplicity of this outfit. 


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    What's your ideal OOTD for Spring? 


    Monday, October 28, 2019

    URBAN DECAY NAKED HONEY EYESHADOW PALETTE: AVAILABLE AT MECCA MAXIMA


    The newest addition to the Urban Decay fambam has finally arrived. 

    Meet the Naked Honey Eyeshadow Palette by Urban Decay. With a combination of retro glam and golden glow, the combination is so perfect for any Spring or Summer look. There are 12 exclusive shades (all warm toned based) ranging from classic golds, warm ambers to rich chocolate brows which are ideal for the perfect smokey-eyed look. The palette also comes with a vegan and cruelty-free double ended brush, making it ideal for taking with you on the go. 

    This palette is ideal for creating that golden sun-kissed glow to the eyes or for a retro-glam look. The shades are subtle and more wearable making them ideal for those who mostly tend to stick to nude or neutral shades. 

    As for its overall formula it's super pigmented and the shades simply pop on the eyes especially with the shades Amber, Keeper, Golden and Honey. They're absolutely beautiful blendable shades which contrast well with other included matte and light brown shades. 

    The Naked Honey Eyeshadow Palette by Urban Decay are now available at Mecca Maxima exclusively and via mecca.com.au, RRP $83 AUD. 

    @MECCAMAXIMA
    #MECCAMOMENT 


    A closer look at the gorgeous palette 


    On the eyes I've used the latest Urban Decay Naked Honey Eyeshadow palette. 


    Such a gorgeous sunset inspired summery glow to the eyes. 

    Image source: Temptalia

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    Have you tried out the latest Naked Honey Eyeshadow palette by Urban Decay? 

    Saturday, October 26, 2019

    SPRING & FALL OUTFIT IDEAS 2019: MY TOP PICKS


    This season I'm keeping up with the trends

    For affordable, stylish and trendy fashionable pieces, I've been loving the online e-commerce boutique store, Femme Luxe. There's a vast range of trendy and affordable pieces to choose from and if you're in a hurry for good quality pieces, you definitely can't go wrong! 

    In this look book I have put together pieces that are perfect for Spring and Fall. To spruce up the looks below you can always layer on with your favourite accessories, shoes, etc. 

    Remember feeling comfortable and confident in whichever piece you choose is key to dressing your best! 

    Here are my Spring & Fall Outfit ideas: 


    Layer On With A Coat 

    Spring and Fall season is the perfect excuse to throw on a coat, especially with unpredictable weather. I'm wearing the Camel Waterfall Duster Belted Long Coat and it goes with any neutral, black or white outfit. It's super comfortable and keeps me snug and warm for the day which is ideal. 



    Keeping It Classy & Simple 

    This adorable black knitted co-ord set is definitely trending right now as it's perfect for a sophisticated and classy look. Spruce up your look by adding your favourite bag and a pair of heels. Everyone needs a set in their wardrobe as it great to slip into for any occasion. 

    You can shop the black knitted co-ord set here. 


    Shine Bright And Be A Glittering Babe 

    Jazz up your look with this beautiful Black Metallic Sparkly Wide Leg Co-ord set. It features a wide leg design which I feel adds a whole new element to your overall outfit of choice. The metallic pattern on the outfit gives it more of a dressier look which is so perfect for a night or day out with your girlfriends. 



    Peace, Love & Harmony 

    I am wearing the Stone Ribbed Culotte Jumpsuit - Catalyn which feels breathable and comfortable for an all day wear. The outfit does come with a matching belt which helps to cinch your waist giving you a finished look. I have been loving jumpsuits lately as I feel that it's so much easier to wear and style for just about any occasion. Dress it up with some sunnies and voila! 


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    Which Spring/Fall outfit do you love? 

    Tuesday, October 22, 2019

    WHAT'S IN THIS MONTH'S BELLABABY SUBSCRIPTION BOX - OCTOBER 2019


    Unboxing October's Bellababy Box 
    You can easily look to subscribe to Bellababy where every month you're sent a surprise of goodies ranging from skincare, baby to makeup products. This month I have teamed up with Bellababy to share my honest opinions of what I thought about the box. 

    Each box caters for all Mamas and there's a variety of brands included. It's the perfect excuse to try out more brands and learn what works for you and what doesn't. 

    So here's what's in this month's Bellababy box: 
    • Tommee Tippee Night Time Soothers (0-6m) - Jordan is well above 6 months of age so this additional soother is great for any newborns out there. It's perfect for Bubs as it helps to soothe them to sleep and most importantly they're BPA free. 
    • Euky Bear Sleepy Time Room Mist (sample size) - I'm all about room mists, vapourisers, etc. and I was excited to receive a sample of the Euky Bear Sleepy Time Room Mist. Infused with lavender and chamomile, it's the perfect product to calm, relax and soothe your baby just before bed time. There are no nasties contained in this room mist, making it safe and ideal to use around babies. I've been literally spraying the room with this product and I'm obsessed with it.
    • Manna Kadar Glo Illuminator (full size) - Make your cheekbones glow honey! I loved seeing a full sized Glo Illuminator in the box because I'm all about making those high cheekbones glow. For a soft and radiant glow, this illuminator is the perfect day-to-day product to use.
    • St Tropez Tinted Lotion (sample size) - This cute, sample sized tinted lotion is ideal for achieving a gradual sun-kissed glow, just in time for Spring and Summer. I love St Tropez especially when it comes to their tanning range. Their formula works for my skin and I feel that it's less harsh which is ideal when it comes to self-tanning. 
    • Rafferty's Garden Cheese Chickpeas Pops (full size) - For a delicious and light snack on the go, Jordan loved picking on these Cheese Chickpeas Pops. They're airy and so easy to digest for those aged 1 year and over, where they're low in sugar, low preservatives and no artificial flavours. Definitely my type of snacks I'd love to feed my son. 
    • Nature's Commonscents Paw Paw Baby Soap (full size) - This was a new brand that I've discovered and you will either receive the Paw Paw soap or Goats Milk soap for babies. It features a very moisturising formula which keeps baby's skin soft and replenished. I felt that it was very gentle on skin and essentially it contains some vitamins and soothing properties. 
    • Neutrogena Rapid Clear 2-in-1 Cleanser Mask (full size) - I'm quite familiar with the latest skincare by Neutrogena, so to receive a full sized cleanser mask I was definitely happy about that. This multi-cleanser works as a cleanser and mask in the one product, saving you on time. So the cleanser works to clear the skin and prevent any further breakouts, whilst the mask allows for a deeper cleanse and extra oil control - perfect for those with larger pores on the skin. 
    • Sinchies Reusable Food Pouches (1 pouch) - At first I was confused with the empty pouch but after doing some further inspection, I realised that it was a reusable food pouch which is perfect for storing homemade foods, yoghurts, etc. Great for busy mums out there! 
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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, October 21, 2019

    SPRING SKINCARE NEWBIES I AM LOVING BY TARTE, AVAILABLE AT SEPHORA


    This Spring it's all about that healthy glow complexion 

    So recently I tried out a whole new range by Tarte Cosmetics which you can find available at Sephora stores and online. I am a fan of their cosmetics side of things and so I was curious to see how their skincare range would perform on my skin. 

    Here are the skincare newbies I tried out: 


    Mermaid Skin, Hyaluronic H20 Serum 

    This serum is vegan based and has a water light hydration texture which leaves your skin feeling extra hydrated and moisturised. I love how it doesn't leave your skin with a greasy feeling, but instead it absorbs instantly into the skin so that it feels plump soft all thanks to hyaluronic acid, vitamin B5 and marine plant extracts (which is full of antioxidants). 


    Knockout Tingling Treatment 

    The product name speaks for itself, being a tingling treatment it works to resurface your skin and balance out your pH levels. It's perfect for all skin types except for sensitive type skin. If you have flaky or dry skin and in need of a treatment which will help to smooth out the surface, this is your best product. It's the perfect gentle exfoliating treatment which I simply cannot live without anymore. My pores were literally clean after using the treatment and I felt that it did an AMAZING job in helping to clear any acne or breakouts. 


    Tarte Maracuja C-brighter Eye Treatment 

    I don't go a day without applying on an eye product because I feel that it's so essential to apply on products which help to moisturise, hydrate and smooth out the area. The skin around the eyes are usually more prone to wrinkles and fine lines. So I recently tried out the maracuja C-brighter eye treatment which instantly brightens up the eye area, as well as providing a whole heap of moisture to the skin. It's not greasy making it the perfect for my skin type and over time I've noted the areas around my eyes looking much brighter and feeling more nourished. 


    Drink of H20 Hydrating Boost 

    This product is a vegan gel-based moisturiser which is perfect for adding that extra moisture to your skin. I love the cooling-gel feeling that you get upon application which leaves skin feeling comfortable and nice. For a formula that's nowhere as near greasy, Tarte does not disappoint when it comes to their skincare line. They do offer amazing and effective products for the skin which I am so pleased about after taking them on a test-run. My skin looks glowing and healthier after using their latest H20 Hydrating Boost. 

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    Have you tried any of these yet? 


    Sunday, October 13, 2019

    NEW BEAUTY DISCOVERIES: TRYING OUT THE LATEST LUXE SHINE INTENSE LIPSTICK BY BOBBI BROWN


    Get ready for a new intense level of shine and colour by Bobbi Brown

    The NEW Luxe Shine Intense Lipstick by Bobbi Brown are now available at Myer, David Jones, Mecca Maxima, Adorebeauty and via www.bobbibrown.com.au (RRP $56)

    For a plumped and amplified look for lips, you're going to fall in love with the latest range of luxe lipsticks by Bobbi Brown. I recently tried and tested a few of the shades which offer high-coverage, pigmentation and shine which lasts for hours. There are 13 shades made to suit each individual's preference. The lipsticks are packed full of hyaluronic acid, Vitamin E, botanical extract which all essentially look to give you luscious and multi-dimension looking lips.

    Upon application these lipsticks will make your lips feel incredibly hydrating which is ideal for an all day wear (minus the dryness). As for the overall shades that I tried out in Claret, Red Stiletto and Passionflower, they're all incredibly vibrant and beautifully looking. Each shade can be worn either for a romantic day or night look. 

    As for its overall packaging you cannot go wrong with its luxurious and sleek gold-metallic packaging. Bobbi Brown never ceases to disappoint when it comes to their appealing and luxe looking packaging. 


    Swatches of the Luxe Shine Intense Lipstick by Bobbi Brown  


    Have you tried any of these shades by Bobbi Brown? 

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    Get plumped and amplifed looking lips with the Luxe Shine Intense Lipsticks.