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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

THE SUMMER SUN PROTECTION ESSENTIALS FEATURING INVISIBLE ZINC


Look to protect your skin with the summer essentials... ]

Summer brings high UV rays so make sure to protect your skin with the best sun protection possible. I've been loving Invisible Zinc as my go-to sunscreen range as it contains naturally sourced Zinc Oxide - which is a mineral reflector that creates a physical barrier on the skin's surface, providing a protective shield from the sun.  

Here are some top picks for this summer... 


Invisible Zinc, Sheer Defence Tinted Facial Moisturiser, SPF50 


This is a lightweight moisturiser which comes in a tinted version (light, medium & untinted) and offers a high protection mineral sunscreen with a sheer tint to it. What I love about this tinted moisturiser is that it comes with a light scent and it's too overpowering which is great. Furthermore, the consistency is quite light and not too thick which works well for my skin.  


Invisible Zinc, Facial Moisturiser, SPF30 

This soft and creamy moisturiser has been one of my favourite daily products for everyday. It doesn't leave any marks or white cast on the face which is amazing. It leaves my skin feeling moisturised and protected for all day long. 

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Have you tried out any sunscreen products from Invisible Zinc? 

Monday, December 17, 2018

TRIED & TESTED: GIORGIO ARMANI'S NEW TONE UP CUSHION & ROUGE D'ARMANI MATTE LIPSTICKS


Armani Beauty have released their latest Tone Up Cushion as well as the Rouge D'Armani Matte Lipstick range which are so perfect for gift giving...

For a touch of elegance and luxe, you guys will love the NEW My Armani To Go Tone Up Cushion as well as the Rouge D'Armani Matte Lipstick range by Armani Beauty. 

We all know how popular the 'My Armani To Go New Iconic Cushion' has flourished in the beauty market. It truly is the perfect to go cushion foundation product that brings together an advanced formulation which leaves you with supreme coverage. But what if you wanted a product for a much lighter coverage for whenever you're on the go? 

Recently, Armani Beauty have launched their 'My Armani To Go Essence-In Foundation Tone-Up Cushion' which offers a dewy and light glow for your overall skin complexion whilst being on the go. The Tone-Up cushion leaves your skin feeling so hydrated and refreshed. The idea of this cushion is so that you can touch up in between breaks for that refreshing look. 

As for the beautifully packaged Rouge D'Armani Matte Lipstick range, they offer an intense matte lipstick coverage for the lips. Essentially you can achieve maximum comfort and colour payoff within just one stroke. You'll be pleased to know that the matte lipstick contains 50% more pigments than their traditional lipstick. I am loving the overall magnetic packaging of this lipstick as it feels so durable and luxury.

For more information, check out the Giorgio Armani Beauty page here

Excited to hear more about what I thought about these? Check out the below. 



My Armani To Go Essence In Foundation Tone-Up Cushion, RRP $105 

How trendy is this light pink case? This is really a must-have accessory for the face. If you're after a natural and dewy foundation glow, then this is the perfect product for you. Not only does it offer a light foundation coverage but it also comes with the anti-ageing benefits and anti-pollution protection. 

There are 6 tone-up shades available and each of the Tone-Up Cushions come with a cushion applicator which makes it easy for you to apply on the go. The product comes in a light and creamy texture which makes it feel so comfortable and natural looking on the skin. It doesn't feel too heavy or anything like that which is ideal for a touch-up and go foundation.

What I love about this cushion foundation is that it glides on the skin very easily leaving you with a natural glow and finish. Skin feels super soft and it's perfect that natural makeup look. I can literally wear this product on my skin for all day long without it feeling too heavy or caked on. It's super comfortable to wear on a daily basis which is why I've been touching up with the Tone-Up Cushion whenever I'm out and about. 


Featuring the Tone-Up Cushion Foundation by Armani Beauty. 


Armani Beauty, Rouge d'Armani, Matte Finish Lipsticks, RRP $55

There's definitely something amazing about these new matte lipsticks by Armani Beauty. They're intense matte looking, comfortable to wear and you can achieve full coverage within just one stroke. You'll be pleased to know that the lasting matte finish contains up to 50% more pigments than their traditional matte lipsticks - which means you get full beautiful coverage for the lips. 

Most importantly, they last all day long making them ideal for a day or night wear. The fact that they're comfortable to wear all day, they give of a smooth and supple lip colour for the lips. The product didn't bleed during application which is incredible for a luxury matte lipstick, making them super pleasant to wear on the lips. 

SWATCHES 


From top to bottom shades featuring 
Rouge D'Armani Matte Lipsticks by Giorgio Armani: 

600 - Altitude - Love this berry and mahogany shade that looks stunning with a neutral coloured or white outfit.

201 - Nightberry  - For more of a warm and deep berry shade, Nightberry works for those who want to achieve a sexy look for the lips. 

102 - Androgino - This shade is definitely a nice coral shade to rock on the lips, perfect for work or even a day look. 

500 - Fatale - More of a deep coral shade that lies more on the warm tones. 

400 - Four Hundred - For a vibrant pink/red look, you'll definitely make a statement with this gorgeous shade. 

402 - Red to Go - More of a red/orange youthful shade which would suit all skin tones out there.  

What's your favourite shade from the above? 

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Have you tried any of the latest beauty range by Giorgio Armani as yet? 

Thursday, December 13, 2018

NEW TRU FACE SKINCARE RANGE BY NU SKIN TO RESTORE A HEALTHY, YOUTHFUL GLOW TO THE SKIN


Look to embrace the look of youth with the new skincare essentials by Nu Skin, Tru Face...

For ageless looking and brighter skin, the Tru Face skincare range by Nu Skin offers their Essence Ultra, Uplifting Cream as well as their Essence Duet, Neck & Decollete. Both products I recently trialled out to see what it can actually do for my skin. Their formulas are very effective and powerful, which means that you're able to achieve a youthful and healthy glow for your skin. The Tru Face range mainly focuses on anti-ageing and hydration of the skin. AgeLOC technology have been incorporated into their products which essentially helps the skin appear more sculpted, defined and toned. 

All of the Nu Skin products can be found on their official website here


Nu Skin, Tru Face Essence Duet, RRP $157

This dual chamber system incorporates two powerful formulas which looks to benefit the neck and décolletage. It comes with a silky smooth formula which reduces the loss of skin elasticity, as well as helping to contour and lift the skin - all at the same time. This powerful product works to absorb right into the deep set creases on the neck - so that you can achieve brighter and younger looking skin.  

For application, simply apply every morning and evening after you cleanse the skin onto the neck and décolletage. 


Nu Skin, Tru Face Essence Ultra Uplifting Cream,
 RRP $142 

The uplifting cream looks to hydrate, contour and strengthen the skin whilst leaving it looking luminous and more youthful looking. You can look to expect to see visible results within half an hour of application. I started to notice that my skin looked more sculpted, dewy and defined. The texture of the product is in a silky-based texture which feels really soft and nice upon skin application. Most importantly, this product leaves the skin feeling hydrated which is important if you're after a healthy glow. 

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Have you tried out any products from the Nu Skin range before? 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

ADORABLE STOCKING STUFFERS FOR THIS CHRISTMAS FEATURING OTTERBOX & LIFEPROOF


After some stocking stuffers for this Christmas? 

You can never go wrong with phone accessories especially when they look to protect the phone. Otterbox and Lifeproof offer vast options of style and protection for their phone cases which makes it perfect for the holiday gift giving season. 

Global innovator of premium protective products for smartphones and tablets, Otter Productshas announced an attractive line-up of cases for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. For the first time, LifeProof SLɅM will be available with an array of stylish clear graphics that complement any style while accenting the sleek lines of iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone XR.
OtterBox, the No. 1- selling smartphone case, announces a full lineup of protective cases for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR, with Symmetry Series, Defender Series, Pursuit Series, Strada Series Folio and Commuter Series offering a wider range of styles, colours and graphics for iPhone devices than ever before. 
Here are my favourites below from the range:


Defender Series, Screenless Edition Case for iPhone X/XS, RRP $84.95

This gorgeous style comes in Coral Dot which gives you direct screen access to your phone. The style is quite feminine and would suit those who have a liking for polka dots and vibrant colours. Also, it features a non-slip grip and an included holster which makes this phone case very durable and convenient to hold. This is a lovely stocking stuffer to include for your loved ones because it will definitely be put to good use. Overall, it's a tough phone case which will protect your phone from dirt, dust and even drops. 

Features include: 
  • Multi-layer defense 
  • Screenless cover 
  • Port covers - prevents dirt, dust and lint from clogging the ports. 
  • Holster - looks to function as a swiveling belt clip and a hands-free kick stand.


NEXT for iPhone X/XS in Cactus Rose, RRP  $84.95

Look to amplify your phone with these stylish clear phone cases by Lifeproof, featuring the NEXT in Cactus Rose. They're made to defend against drops, dirt, dust and snow making them solid protective phone cases. The sleek style comes with a screenless front, transparent back and colour halo. What's more is that you can easily rely on wireless charging with the QI wireless charging base. If pink isn't your jam, then there are four other colours to choose from the range. 

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Are you looking forward to Christmas? 

Friday, December 7, 2018

CHRISTMAS BEAUTY & HAIRCARE GIFT SETS FOR LESS THAN $80




Who's excited for the holiday season? 

With just under a month to go till Christmas, what better way to shop early and avoid the crowd. If you're shopping for under a budget of $80 or less, here are some beauty and haircare gift sets that you might consider for your family, friends or yourself....



Harper + Arlo Moisture Trio Pack, RRP $49.95

This lovely natural haircare trio pack is formulated with certified organic extracts that leaves your hair feeling softer and smoother. There are no nasty chemicals contained in the products which is amazing and what better way to gift your loved ones with this haircare set. You'll also be pleased to know that the products are cruelty-free, vegan-friendly, paraben free, silicone free and biodegradable. 

In the set you receive:
  • Moisture Shampoo (300ml) 
  • Moisture Conditioner (300ml) 
  • Moisture Treatment (150ml) 

Furthermore, the hair products smell so refreshing and natural. The scent isn't too strong which is good and it's suited for those with medium to thick coarse hair. If your hair is in need of moisture, the Moisture Trio pack by Harper + Arlo is perfect for you! 

The Moisture Trio Pack by Harper + Arlo is available here



Hydrating Rose Duo, Jurlique, RRP $60 

This luxury gift set includes a Rose hand cream (125ml) and a softening Rose lip balm  (15ml) by Jurlique is perfect for busy loved ones for this holiday season. Their products features botanical ingredients which is made to hydrate, soften and nourish the skin and lips. The gift set comes beautifully designed and packaged so it's all ready to go..

The Hydrating Rose Duo by Jurlique is available here or in-stores at selected Myer or David Jones counters. 




Brush Goals Set, Real Techniques, RRP $45

Get set to glow, shimmer and sparkle through the party season with the lovely 'Brush Goals' set by Real Techniques. It features five limited edition brushes which is definitely a must-have for every beauty lover out there. This set is affordable and perfect for those in need of some new and good quality make-up brushes.

The brushes include: 
  • Correcting brush 
  • Blending crease brush 
  • Deluxe concealer brush 
  • Full coverage eye brush 
  • Fan brush 

The Brush Goals set by Real Techniques is available here or via Priceline stores/online




Tropical Glow Beauty Kit, Eco Tools, RRP $30

For an affordable beauty kit, Eco Tools have released their latest Limited Edition Tropical Glow Beauty Kit which features 100% cruelty-free and vegan-friendly brushes and beauty tools. This kit is perfect for a summer vacation or whenever you're travelling abroad. Give this gift for the ultimate travel buddy as they'll definitely find this kit very helpful. 

The Beauty Kit includes: 
  • Travel Perfecting Blender 
  • Powder/Blush Brush 
  • Highlighting Fan 
  • Shading and Smudge Brush 

The Tropical Glow Beauty Kit by Eco Tools is available at Priceline pharmacies nationwide and online. 



The Ultimate Gift for Coco-Nutters, Lanolips, RRP $38 

This is a must have set for those who loves the sweet smell of coconut. It comes with an ointment, hand cream and body milk which are the perfect skincare essentials for everyday. Look to restore your skin's hydration with these amazing products especially with the Coconutter Hand Cream, which is infused Coconut Oil, Lanolin and Vitamin E. 


Beach Ready Gift Set, Essano

For the perfect haircare essentials, get yourself stocked up with the cute Beach Ready Gift Set by Essano. The set contains a Coconut Oil Lightly Moisturising Body Lotion (75ml), Pure Defence SPF15 Moisturiser (75ml) and Argan Oil Hair Recovery Serum (50ml). These products are cruelty-free and are made in New Zealand. 





Pure Silk Pillowcase, Slip RRP $85

If you feeling like splurging a little on good quality pillowcases, I highly recommend these by Slip. These pillowcases are incredibly soft and silky to touch. Slipsilk™ can help to reduce friction, allowing skin to glide along the pillow while reducing extra pressure on creased skin.
Also, they come nicely and conveniently packed so that you can wrap and place it under the Christmas tree for that someone special. 



Blessed by Nature skincare products 

Look to spoil your friends and family with a selection of non-toxic and cruelty-free Australian skincare. Blessed by Nature is based out of Melbourne that are made with natural and organic ingredients that nourishes the skin while caring for the environment. 

Some of the skincare picks I've been loving include: 
  • Wild Harvested Organic Rosehip Oil, RRP $19.95 - Looks to repair and rejuvenate the skin whilst improving the skin's texture (protecting the skin from further ageing).
  • Micellar Pure Cleansing Water, RRP $11.95 - This product gently removes makeup and dirt from the skin. If you're looking for a quick and gentle way to cleanse the skin, then you'll love the Micellar Pure Cleansing Water. 
  • Retoning Facial Scrub, RRP $12.95 - This lovely and gentle facial scrub works to leave your skin feeling smooth and soft. 
The range is available via Priceline in-stores or online here. 


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What's on your wish list for this Christmas? 

Thursday, December 6, 2018

SWATCHING & REVIEWING WITH THE LATEST L'OREAL PARIS COLOUR RICHE SHINE LIPSTICK


Spectacular Shine Meets Bold Colour 

Get ready to be WOW'd by the luscious and beautiful range of bold and nude shades by L'OREAL PARIS Colour Riche Shine Lipsticks. 

There are 16 beautiful bold and nude shades available from the range which offer tremendous shine and intense hydration for the lips. Furthermore, they are definitely comfortable to rock on the lips for all day long and don't feel anywhere near as sticky. 

The Colour Riche Shine Lipsticks come ultra-rich, radiant and with a shiny finish to the lips. You can literally achieve high colour pay-off within just one stroke which is incredible. Also, did I mention how hydrating they feel? They don't make your lips feel dry or flaky which is essential when it comes to long-wearing lipsticks.

You'll be pleased to know that the lipstick's true colour formula has 60% more oils which ideally leaves the lips feeling comfortable and conditioned for all day long. It's a lipstick range which offers high performance, colour as well as amazing shine. The formula is perfect as it glides on smoothly with ease onto the lips. 

So if you're after high performance colour, shine and comfort - you will definitely be amazed by the L'OREAL PARIS Colour Riche Shine Lipsticks. Overall, these new lipsticks are incredibly nourishing and pigmented which I am highly impressed with. 

The Colour Riche Shine Collection by L'OREAL PARIS is now available in selected pharmacies, supermarkets and variety stores, RRP $23.95 each. 


Featuring an incredible range of luscious and moisturising lipsticks by L'OREAL PARIS 


Pops of vibrant colour perfect for Spring and Summer 


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SWATCHES

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From top to bottom: 

Featuring the swatches from the NEW L'OREAL PARIS Colour Riche Shine Lipsticks: 

109 
111
464
466
470
656
350
352
245
465
112
642
658
657
659
643 

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What's your favourite shade? 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

SHARE THE JOY OF CHRISTMAS WITH THE LATEST GIFT SETS BY THE BODY SHOP


Surprise your loved ones with the spectacular Christmas range by The Body Shop...

The Body Shop offers a wide range of Christmas gifts including skincare, body care, make-up, fragrance and hair care. The gift sets are great stocking stuffers for this Christmas especially when it comes to Kris Kringle or for your friends and family. You definitely can't go wrong with these gorgeous gift set as there is something for everyone... 

Here are some picks that I've been loving...



Drops of Youth Collection, RRP $80 

For healthy looking skin, the Drops of Youth Collection by The Body Shop is the perfect gift set to check out. It contains the Drops of Youth, Youth Concentrate (30ml) and the Drops of Youth, Day Cream (50ml). This duo is your answer to achieving youthful, healthier and glowing looking skin. The Concentrate is made from natural-origin ingredients and the whole range is 100% vegan. 


Berry Bonbon Body Scrub, RRP $29

This body scrub smells super fruity and juicy of luscious cranberry seed oil extract. It looks to leave the skin feeling smoother and softer than ever. If you're after a refreshing body scrub for yourself or as a gift idea, you definitely can't go wrong with the Berry Bonbon body scrub. Look to buff and exfoliate dead skin cells with a refreshing body scrub..



Mango Treats, RRP $12

If you have a smaller budget for Secret Santa this year, this is probably your best pick from the range. The Mango Treats Gift set includes a Mango Shower Gel (60ml) and a Mango Body Butter (50ml). This duo smells amazing of fresh juicy mangoes and what better way to feel revived! 

All of the above mentioned products are available at The Body Shop in-stores or online via their official website here

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Have you checked out the Christmas range by The Body Shop?

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

MY SKINCARE ROUTINE: TRYING OUT SCOUT'S CERTIFIED ORGANIC SUPERFOOD ACTIVE SKINCARE RANGE


I've changed up my skincare routine to incorporate Scout's Certified Organic Superfood Active skincare range, check out my thoughts below...

I recently tried out a certified organic, innovative and active skincare range called SCOUT's Nutraceutical Super Food collection. Some of their products include, The Super Fruit Exfoliating Wash-Off which is perfect for removing makeup, The Balance & Replenish Light MoisturiserVitamin C Brightening Serum and the Six Oils of Rejuvenation.

Each of the products have been formulated and manufactured in Australia, where they contain many active ingredients (such as Vitamin B3, Peptides, Hyaluronic Acid and natural AHA's) that help leave your skin looking refreshed, hydrated and healthier looking once again. 

Here's a little sneak peek of my thoughts on the range so far... 
  • Cleanse - I have been washing my skin using the Super Fruit Exfoliating Wash-Off Cleanser by Scout Cosmetics, RRP $34.95, which contains Blueberries, Grape Skin & Acai. I felt that it was very gentle for a cleanser and it even smelt refreshing and fruity. It works as a powerful cleanser to smooth the skin as well as reduce wrinkles by stimulating collagen production. With continued use of this cleanser, I can definitely anticipate my skin to look fresher and more youthful. 
  • Moisturise - Next I'd apply the Balance & Replenish Light Moisturiser, RRP $39.95 which contains Calendula, Red Mandarin & Pumpkin. It's so light for a moisturiser which is why it's perfect as a makeup base too. Otherwise, you can just use this as part of your regular skincare routine. I felt that this moisturiser looked to soothe out any redness or irritations on my skin which is great if you tend to get a little redness from time to time. As a moisturiser, it's more suited to those with oily, combination to normal skin as either a day or night time moisturiser. 
  • Balance - You can choose to use the serum either before or after you apply your moisturiser. It all depends on what suits your skin better of course. I checked out the Vitamin C Brightening Serum, RRP $45.95, which really looks to deliver more of a radiant and youthful glow to your overall appearance. Both the Kakadu Plum extract and Vitamin C, combine to protect your skin from radical damage as well as brighten up your skin. My skin definitely felt more plump and hydrated after using this serum which is amazing because I've been looking for a product that's full of active ingredients that work. 
  • Rejuvenate - Look to massage about 3-5 drops all over the face and decolletage with using the Six Oils of Rejuvenation (Avocado, Sunflower and Carrot), RRP $39.95. This packed vegan blend of oil looks to nourish the skin leaving it feeling moisturised and hydrated. The anti-aging Six Oils of Rejuvenation is formulated to concentrate and draw on the benefits of each individual oil to rejuvenate and improve the skin’s natural defences for a smoother and healthier complexion. 

Overall, I really enjoyed using these products as part of my everyday routine. With using these products to follow through for everyday, it has definitely suited my lifestyle. For a Superfood skincare range, I'm quite impressed with the active ingredients and formula of it all. My skin looks so much clearer and I would recommend the range if you're looking to try out effective and gentle products for the skin. 

All of the products as mentioned above is available via Scout Cosmetics' official website here and social media channel here


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Have you tried any skincare products from Scout Cosmetics?