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Wednesday, August 15, 2018


Medik8's best selling blemish 'Balance Moisturiser' now comes with Glycolic Acid Activator. 

If you suffer from blemishes like myself, you'll be amazed at how incredible this Blemish Moisturiser (with glycolic acid activator) works. Basically the Glycolic Acid Activator supercharges the benefits of the moisturiser, resurfacing the skin whilst the Balance Moisturiser balances the complexion and boost hydration, leaving a mattifying overall look for your skin. 

The Balance Moisturiser comes with 97% oil-free Probiotic Mattifier and AHA Surface Protector. The formula of the product is really lightweight and doesn't look to weigh your skin down, nor does it leave it looking oily. I feel that the Glycolic Acid Activator works synergistically well with the Balance Moisturiser to give you a perfect base for the skin. 

As for application, I'd apply both products separately to my face, neck and d├ęcolletage, starting with the Glycolic Acid Activator once my skin is cleansed. Once dry, I would then follow through using the Balance Moisturiser. Also, it's wise to apply a SPF sunscreen over the skin if you'll be exposed to the sun.

After using the Balance Moisturiser by Medik8, I could definitely note a reduction in my blemishes as well as having rough textured skin. My skin felt super smooth after a few weeks of applying on the product on a daily basis. It really helps to decrease any shine and oil on the skin, giving you a mattified appearance. This is ideal for those with oily to combination skin because you want to reduce the oiliness of the skin. 

The Balance Moisturiser, RRP $89, and is available via Advanced Cosmeceuticals on 1800 242 011 or via www.medik8.com.au


Have you tried the above as yet? 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018


The Nutrimetics Nutri-Rich Cleansing Balm is enriched with their iconic signature blend of Apricot Oil 

I have been trying out a new cleansing balm by Nutrimetics featuring their latest Nutri-Rich Cleansing Balm which essentially looks to dissolve impurities and any traces of makeup, dirt and oil. It comes in a gel to balm formula which is infused with their iconic Apricot Oil. As soon as you massage the cleanser onto wet/dry skin, you'll start to work up a milky texture that leaves your skin feeling super cleansed, soft and nourished. It's great for a morning pick-me up or when you're cleansing off your makeup. What's great about this cleansing balm is that it's made suitable for all skin types. 

The cleansing balm comes in a 100ml squeeze sized bottle and you only need a little amount which goes a long way. The product smells amazing and offers a great amount of moisture for your skin. It's so perfect for winter as it leaves your skin feeling clean, hydrated and very soft (essential if you suffer from dry, dull and flaky looking skin). 

As a gentle makeup remover you cannot go wrong with this Cleansing Balm as it doesn't look to irritate or leave the skin feeling dry. It's my go to product for when I need a product that doesn't make my skin feel uncomfortable or irritated after cleansing. 

The Nutri-Rich Cleansing Balm RRP $39, and is available via Nutrimetics consultants or online www.nutrimetics.com.au 


Have you tried the Nutri-Rich Cleansing Balm? 

Sunday, August 12, 2018


Introducing L'Oreal Paris x Balmain colour riche, featuring their limited edition collection. 

Get ready to be amazed by the latest L'Oreal Paris x Balmain Lipstick collection. There are 12 fashion forward lipstick shades that have been designed by Creative Director, Olivier Rousteing. 

These gorgeous lipsticks come in a couture matte finish shade, and their packaging is simply gorgeous looking. Each packaging is distinguished by 'tribes', conveying various forms of femininity that are associated with an earthy stone - i.e. Green marble for SAFARI beauty, Onyx for glamourous COUTURE and Malachite for edgy ROCK. Each of the shades carry a different attitude to them, plus it's all about bringing women together and celebrating diversity. 

As I was swatching these lipsticks, I found that they were very pigmented, creamy and matte looking. I love the different tones of shades being offer by the L'Oreal x Balmain range, as you can mix and match to all types of occasions. 

Overall, I found these lipsticks to be incredibly nourishing and nowhere as near as drying which is essential. There are 12 shades in total from the range which you can check out - so there's definitely some great options to play with your makeup look. My favourite shades has to be Liberation (featuring a lovely dark purple shade) and Glamazone (a warm toned brown which looks magnificent on the lips).

The L'Oreal Paris x Balmain collection is available in 12 shades from June 2018 in selected pharmacies. RRP $24.95 each. 



From top to bottom (featuring the L'Oreal x Balmain lipsticks): 

- Urban Safari 
- Rebellion 
- Legend 
- Liberation 
- Glamazone 


Have you tried out any from the new range yet? 

Wednesday, August 8, 2018


Melan Recovery is the perfect solution if you suffer from reddened or irritated skin.. 

Melan Recovery looks to combat the reactive signs of inflammation, reddening or irritation whilst providing an immediate sensation of comfort and relief. Essentially it's a very soothing and restorative balm which is great for those who suffer from irritated and sensitive skin. Simply apply on the balm and instantly you'll feel how soothing and calming it is on the skin. 

Melan Recovery works to recover the barrier function of the skin, providing it with hydration, elasticity and softness. After a facial, I would apply on this product to calm any redness as my skin is quite sensitive. It's a great product to achieve a soothing effect for the skin and it's amazing if you suffer from any skin irritations. 

The product consists of the following ingredients: 
  • Extract of Rhodosorus Marinus: anti-inflammatory action and helps cutaneous tolerance.
  • Alpha Bisabolol: provides a soothing effect, alleviating irritation and helps restore skin.
  • Prebiotic Defence: helps boost skin defences.
  • Shea: provides hydration while protecting, nourishing and softening skin. It also provides elasticity to the skin, reducing tightness and discomfort.
  • Niacinamide (Vitamin B3): helps prevent spots by blocking the transfer from the melanocyte to the keratinocyte. 

The Melan Recovery by Mesoestetic RRP $112.50 (50ml) and is available via the Advanced Cosmeceutical's official website here


Are you after a new product that looks to reduce redness? 

Monday, August 6, 2018


Get full and extreme voluminous looking lashes with Nutrimetic's latest Waterproof mascara.. 

I'm totally in LOVE with Nutrimetic's latest Waterproof Mascara (RRP $24.90) which offers the most fullest and natural looking lashes. Within just one coat, your lashes are coated with extreme volume which means that you don't have to keep going over it to achieve the desired volume. The brushes are curved and fuller looking which helps to easily coat the lashes effortlessly. 

The formula consists of a creamy jet black colour which is also enriched with Jojoba (giving you nourished lashes at the same time). After using this mascara, I didn't experience any clumps to it which is AMAZING. When it comes to mascara, I usually opt for a waterproof base as it doesn't leave any smudges at the end of the day.

As for makeup removal, the mascara was easily removed with either a makeup wipe or cleansing oil. If you're after a mascara that lasts all day long and gives you extreme volume, then I'd highly recommend you to check out Nutrimetic's Waterproof Mascara. They do offer a mascara that's non-waterproof if you were wondering, but I personally prefer the waterproof mascara which works for me. 

The Waterproof Mascara by Nutrimetics, 13ml, RRP $24.90, and you can purchase via their website here. You also get a free gold eyelash curler with purchase. 


Have you tried any mascaras from the Nutrimetics range before? 

Sunday, August 5, 2018


If you're looking to revamp your haircare range, then check out the below to learn more x

Luxury Beauty Concepts stocks a wide range of haircare products that are made for styling, treatment and much more. Their products consists of a range of natural and professional haircare brands and products for salons and consumers. In this particular post, you'll get the chance to learn more about brands you may not have heard of such as Pure Elements and Stockholm Sweden. 

Recently I got the chance to trial and test some of these products from the brands as mentioned above, to see what it could do for my hair. It's definitely a change from the usual hair brands I'd try and it's a great opportunity to discover what's new on the market. 

If you're curious to learn more about these products, check out the below: 

Stockholm Sweden REF Wonder Oil, RRP $42.50 (125ml) 

This silicone free hair treatment is perfect for dry, tangled and flyaway. It's full of nourishing oils and proteins which help to strengthen hair, as well as leaving it looking shiny and feeling soft. The Wonder Oil contains a blend of Marula Oil, Jojoba Oil and Sunflower Seed Oil which really looks to leave hair feeling super smooth. After washing my hair, I'd apply the Wonder Oil to towel dried hair so that the treatment can really absorb into my ends and strands. 

Stockholm Sweden REF Heat Protection,
 RRP $33.50 (175ml) 

When it comes to heat/thermal styling tools, it's usually a good idea to use a heat protected product for your hair. They are essential for protecting your hair from any unwanted damage. The heat protectant spray works by creating a protective layer on the hair, so that when heats hits against it, the hair is protected. 

What makes this heat protection spray so special is that it contains strengthening quinoa protein (100% vegan) which contains essential amino acids. This assists the hair in repair, protection and shine. 

Stockholm Sweden REF, Hold & Shine Spray, 
RRP $33.50 (300ml) 

This hold and shine spray has a dual effect humidity resistant spray that allows for quick styling. This spray isn't sticky and is easy to brush out. The product is 100% vegan and cruelty free. 

Pure Elements, Marigold Harmonising Shampoo,
 RRP $30.50 (250ml) 

I felt this shampoo helped with my oily strands and roots. It has a really nice scent which contains pure essential oils of Clove, Patchouli and Lavender which all provide anti-oxidant properties. The Pure Elements Marigold Harmonising Shampoo works to normalise oil and dry scalp, adding body, manageability and shine to the hair. 

PURE Elements, Jojoba Conditioning Creme, 
RRP $30.50 (250ml) 

This is a moisturising conditioner for fine and medium textured hair. It works to restore, condition and condition body and shine to your hair. It's made suitable for all hair types and a little creme goes a long way. Similar to a hair mask, this product smells amazing of 100% pure essentials oils such as Sandalwood, Clove and Jojoba which nourish the hair and calms the scalp. 

PURE Elements, Linseed Calming Potion, 
RRP $33.50 (250ml) 

The Linseed Calming Potion works to smooth and strengthen hair, whilst controlling curl and frizz. I love the shine that it looks to deliver to my hair and anti-static properties which makes styling my hair so much easier. 


Have you tried any of the brands above? 

Friday, August 3, 2018


Models Prefer have just launched something new and exciting, featuring their Beam Beauty collection. 

The latest Beam Beauty range by Models Prefer is infused with light-reflecting particles which help to give you a glowy, natural and luminous finish. As you can tell by looking at the range, they have incorporated some metallic looking brushes and colourful palettes to play with along with other exciting makeup product. 

All of these beauty essentials are now exclusively available at Priceline Pharmacy, which include of the below: 
  • Primer, (RRP $18.99) - these are so luminous and contain shimmering particles which help to hydrate and create a radiant glow for the skin. There are two shades available being: Golden Glow and Rose Glow. Although the consistency may be a little runny, it's easily blendable onto the skin. 
  • Highlighting Palette (RRP $14.99) - consists of four smooth powders for a buildable and customisable glow. There are two shades available being Opal and Jewel. Their overall pigmentation is definitely there and it's not too bad for the price either, given the outer packaging is simple and basic. 
  • Diamond Sponge (RRP $9.99) - featuring a super soft, latex-free sponge. I love the marble-effect colours on this sponge and it does the job in looking to assist you achieving a flawless base for your makeup. 
  • Brushes range from (RRP $14.99 - $18.99) - there are three metallic brushes that help to deliver professional results. They feel super soft and I'm in love with the metallic colour of the handles. There are three brushes available - Stippling, Angled Powder and Fan. 

Have you checked out the new Beam Beauty range by Models Prefer? 

Thursday, August 2, 2018


Winter is here and what better way to revamp dry and flaky looking skin... 

House of Immortelle offers a product range that's made without parabens, phalate, aluminium, mineral oil, silicone, artificial colours and fragrances. Their products are made in Australia and you can ensure that you're using safe products on the skin since there are no nasties included in their products. 

When it comes to winter, our skin can appear dry, flaky and unruly. For some your skin's texture may appear rough which can be a problem if you lack an adequate level of hydration and moisture for your skin. 

All of the products as mentioned in this post can be found via their official online website here

B5 Rose Hydra Serum 

This gel like moisturising serum is made oil-free which means that it doesn't leave you with a greasy feeling on the skin. It contains hyaluronic acid which helps to bind moisture to the skin. It is enriched with Vitamin B5 so that it looks to leave your skin feeling toned and more smooth. The serum has a calm and enriching natural scent to it consisting of Rose, Geranium, Green Tea extracts which also help to moisturise the skin all at the same time. 

Every day I'd apply 2-3 drops of the B5 Rose Hydra Serum onto my face and neck. It's super absorbent and I could really tell how hydrating my skin felt after a few weeks of using this serum. This serum is perfect for this winter as I do find my skin becoming dehydrated, dry and flaky, so essentially it's a great product if you want to boost more hydration back to your skin. 

The B5 Rose Hydra Serum RRP $39.95 (30ml). 

Cannes Mega-Hydrating Lip Balm 

I literally starting popping this lip balm onto my lips and already I could feel how hydrating it was making my lips feel. Thanks to its super nourishing ingredients such as Vitamin E, Hydrating Jojoba oil and Shea Butter. The lip balm glides on very smoothly onto the lips and there's a hint of damask rose, neroli and lavender extracts which make this lip balm smell amazing. 

After a few hours of wear, the lip balm didn't feel greasy at all. I could definitely note the long-wearing moisturising of the lip balm which is perfect for me as I am constantly on the go. 

The Cannes Mega Hydrating Lip Balm RRP $13.95. 


What's your winter skincare fix? 

Tuesday, July 31, 2018


Finding the right product for your lips is now made easier with Blistex's packaging refresh. 

All of your Blistex favourites have undergone a packaging revamp which now means that they're easier to read and identify depending on which lip balm you're after. 

What you'll notice is that the packaging looks brighter and informative, so that you can easily decide which lip balm is best for you. As we get closer into winter, it's always a great idea to keep the lips well moisturised with a trusty lip balm. Occasionally, I would get dry lips so I always make sure to carry a lip balm in my bag whenever I'm out. (You just never know when it will come in handy). 

Of the products as mentioned includes: 
  • NEW Intensive Repair Balm, RRP $4.45
  • DEEP Renewal, RRP $6.95 
  • Lip Conditioning Balm, RRP $3.95
  • Five Way Protection, RRP $3.95
  • Raspberry Lemonade Blast, RRP $3.95
  • Ultra Lip Balm, RRP $3.95
  • Intensive Repair, RRP $5.95 
  • Lip Conditioner, RRP $4.95
  • Pearl Soft & Silky, RRP $5.95 
  • Pearl Ultra Moisturising, RRP $5.95 
The Blistex range are currently available at pharmacies around Australia. 

Introducing the New Intensive Repair Balm for Dry and Chapped Lips 

Blistex recently introduced their latest Intensive Repair Balm which repairs and relieves dry and chapped looking lips. This product is perfect for those who prefer an easy-to-use, quick swipe of lip balm which incredibly moisturises the lips. It has been formulated with rich beeswax, jojoba and lanolin formulation. 

The NEW Intensive Repair Balm, RRP $4.45 and is available at leading pharmacies around Australia. 

For more information, make sure to visit Blistex's official website here.


Have checked out the new range by Blistex? 

Monday, July 30, 2018


SheaMoisture has been established since 1912, where they offer a vast range of nourishing skincare and body care products... 

All of the products from the SheaMoisture range contain certified organic and ethically sourced ingredients which are safer for the skin and health in the longer run. I looked to try out the Raw Shea Butter range which includes their Body Wash and Hydrating Body Lotion. All of these products smell amazing and do a great job in moisturising the skin which is perfect for the cold weather, especially if you suffer from dry skin. 

You will be pleased to know that the SheaMoisture range contains no parabens, mineral oils, petroleum and other nasties. They are all made with fair trade ingredients. 

Here are the products I checked out: 

Raw Shea Butter Body Lotion (with Frankincense and Myrhh extracts), SheaMoisture 

The Raw Shea Butter Body Lotion is a very deep and hydrating lotion which is made with natural and certified ingredients. It's a great daily lotion for the body especially if you have dry and flaky skin. After applying on the body lotion, my skin felt well nourished, supple and soft. The Shea Butter is an essential ingredient in looking to repair and deeply moisturise the skin. I felt that this body lotion really looked to keep my skin looking more firm and it absorbs really easily which is perfect for everyday. 

With continued use of the body lotion, you can expect your skin's texture to improve and feel more toned.

Raw Shea Butter Hydrating Body Wash, (with Frankincense and Myrhh extracts), SheaMoisture 

For a therapeutic and aroma experience, I've been loving their Hydrating Body Wash range. It works to deeply cleanse and nourish the body. Shea Butter, as an ingredient contains high Vitamin A which helps to fight dermatitis, eczema, wrinkles and blemishes. I quite enjoyed trying out this body wash because it left my skin feeling really cleansed and soft afterwards. 

All of the SheaMoisture products are available through their official website here


Have you tried out SheaMoisture before? 

Saturday, July 28, 2018


The LumiSpa is a must-have if you're wanting to enjoy more glowing looking skin.. 

I've been literally relying on the LumiSpa as my daily cleanser device. It has a dual action skin refining system which looks to renew and deep cleanse the skin. I love the fact that you can enjoy a mini facial right at home with this device, and over time you can achieve amazing results for your skin's complexion. 

Some benefits to using the LumiSpa device I've found includes: 
  • Reveals softer and smoother looking skin 
  • The device head has a sweeping action which lifts loose cells and reduces the appearance of large pores 
  • Skin looks more renewed and refined 
  • Effective for removing makeup, dirt and oil 

And if you were wondering how long exactly does it take to cleanse the skin? The answer is just two minutes of your time. 

Every morning and evening, I'd moisten my face with water and apply a gel based cleanser over my face. Next, wet the Treatment Head and turn on the LumiSpa device. The device will automatically stop where it will reveal a smoother and softer skin complexion.

When it comes to owning a facial device, be sure to change your brush heads at least every 3 months or so to enhance its overall effectiveness. 

You can learn more at www.nuskin.com.au, the LumiSpa device RRP $299.00. 


Have you guys tried out the LumiSpa device yet? 

Friday, July 27, 2018


Look to rock your lips with MODELROCK'S latest lip range..

The new liquid lipstick range by MODELROCK is so worth checking out. They're long-wearing, ultra-light and are available in an extensive selection of either lipsticks or glosses. What I found by wearing these lippies is that they're highly pigmented and they leave the lips looking gorgeous and supple. They also have a sweet, buttery scent to it which smells so delicious. 

All of the MODELROCK's lip products are:
  • 100% Vegan 
  • 100% Paraben Free (which means that there are no nasties included) 
  • 100% Cruelty Free
Of their lip products I tried out from the MODELROCK range, they include: 

Forever Mattes Longwear Lipsticks in shade Cleo 

The Forever Mattes Longwear Lipstick are opaque in texture with an intense colour payoff. This lipstick is very creamy and smooth which comes with a matte finish. In terms of long wear, it lasts for hours so definitely ideal if you're after a long wearing lip product. I tried out the shade in Cleo and it's of a nude neutral which looks very natural and beautiful. It's perfect for if you're after a nude look. 

Liquid Silk Gloss 

These Liquid Silk Glosses by MODELROCK are extremely lightweight and don't feel heavy on the lips at all. These lip glosses are opaque and very pigmented in colour. You can simply wear these lip glosses alone or layer it over the matte lippies if you wish. If you're after some long-wearing lip glosses then you cannot go wrong with these newbies by MODELROCK. I'm loving their range of shades such as Sundae and Candy Lemonade. (You can check out my swatches below) 

Liquid Last Matte Lipsticks 

Last but not least, these Liquid Last Matte Lipsticks are my absolute favourite. They're 100% matte, long wearing and lightweight making it comfortable for everyday wear. They have a nice velvety-like texture on the lips and the colours are super pigmented. They are definitely similar to the Kylie Lip Kits, but I feel that these are longer wearing and much more comfortable on the lips, especially for an all day wear. 



From to top to bottom: 

Forever Mattes Longwear Lipsticks in shade Cleo 

Liquid Silk Gloss in shade Sundae 

Liquid Silk Gloss in shade Candy Lemonade 

Liquid Last Matte Lipstick City Chic

Liquid Last Matte Lipstick Le Forde 


All of the MODELROCK lipsticks or lashes can be found on their website here. 


Have you tried any of the above lip products by MODELROCK as yet? 

Tuesday, July 24, 2018


SheaMoisture's African Black Soap with Shea Butter is made to cleanse, hydrate and calm the skin. 

Shea Moisture's Story:
Sofi Tucker started selling shea nuts at the village market in Bonthe, Sierra Leone in 1912. By age 19, the widowed mother of four was selling shea butter, african black soap and her homemade hair and skin preparations all over the countryside. Sofi Tucker was a grandmother and sheamoisture is her legacy. With the purchase of African Black Soap Body Wash it helps empower disadvantaged women to realize a brighter, healthier future.


You'll be pleased to know that the SheaMoisture products include ethically traded ingredients and they have never been tested on animals. The products are originally made in USA and has been established since 1912, so they've definitely been around for quite some time now. The fact that they're now in Australia makes it exciting for us consumers as we're exposed to what African Black Soap really is as well as what benefits it gives to our skin. 

Some products from the SheaMoisture African Black Soap range I've recently tried out include of the below: 

African Black Soap, Acne-Prone Face and Body Bar (RRP $9.95)

This face and body bar looks to cleanse, hydrate and calm problematic (acne-prone) type of skin. In a way it helps to balance oily looking skin so that it looks and feels clearer. Skin is left feeling so refreshed and detoxified. 

What makes this soap bar so special is that it's made with natural and organic ingredients, including African Black Soap which is essentially a natural remedy for those with troubled skin as well as blemishes. 

African Black Soap, Soothing Body Wash with Oats, Aloe and Vitamin E 

This is a very gentle soap with a light scent to it. It's an all-purpose balancing wash does a wonderful job in leaving your skin feeling cleansed and refreshed. Also, it's super hydrating on the skin so I've been definitely loving this product for winter as it leaves the skin feeling well moisturised. 

African Black Soap, Clarifying Facial Wash and Scrub (RRP $29.95)  

This gentle face exfoliator works to smooth out the skin's texture as well as controlling any breakouts on the skin. If you suffer from blemishes, this may be the ideal product for you. It works to absorb any impurities on the skin, controlling excess oil as well as detoxifying the skin. Skin is left feeling calm and refreshed right after use, so it's definitely ideal for those with oily to combination skin. 

For more information regarding of the SheaMoisture skincare range, head over to their official website here

All of the SheaMoisture products are available at Priceline stores nationwide. 


Have you tried out any products from SheaMoisture?