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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. 

Saturday, October 12, 2019

SPRING WEEKEND EDIT - KEEPING IT STYLISH AND CHIC - PERFECT FOR BRUNCH, DATE NIGHT, ETC.


Keeping it stylish and chic for Spring 

For affordable, stylish and trendy fashionable pieces, I've been loving the online e-commerce boutique store, Femme Luxe. There's a range of formal, casual to chic looking outfits with endless options to select from. It's the perfect solution for 'what am i going to wear today...?'

The outfit pieces are affordable, comfortable and of reasonable quality which you really can't go wrong with. For this particular look book, I've focused on seasonal spring casual wear for the weekend, so these pieces are perfect for brunch with your girlfriends or even a date-night with your special someone. To spruce up a certain look, simply layer on with your favourite accessory pieces whether it be a vintage bag, trendy sunglasses or jewellery. 

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

Here are my Spring Edit pieces: 



Just Going For My Morning Jog

Keep it snug and comfortable for the weekends with this gorgeous lounge wear tracksuit co-ords set in grey by Femme Luxe. Pair it up with your favourite sneakers and off you go for your morning run...in style! Or if you're looking for that perfect plane outfit, this is your go-to. This loungewear set is available in five other colours giving you more options to choose from.  



Ready For My Coffee

Take a stroll to your favourite cafe in style! I've contrasted my chic and stylish outfit with a White Polka Dot Mesh Overlay Bodysuit with Black High Waisted Faux Leather Look Leggings. The mesh polka dot body felt comfortable to wear along with the leggings. It's the perfect combination for if you're looking for a quick outfit to style within minutes. Plus it doesn't look too overly dressed which is perfect for a casual outfit. 



A Touch Of Lace

I've added a lace bodysuit and denim jacket to my overall outfit to give a sophisticated and edgy look. Bodysuits are quite easy to pair with either leggings or jeans as they fit comfortably without any loose garments hanging out. This particular black lace bodysuit fit my body shape so snuggly and fit which I am loving so much. 

You can shop the Black Lace Body Suit here.

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What are your go-to outfits for Spring? 

Friday, October 11, 2019

TRIED & TESTED: NOURISHING SKINCARE RANGE BY THE JOJOBA COMPANY


This month it's all about looking for products that help to deliver more hydration to the skin. 

Recently I tried and tested a new range by The Jojoba Company featuring their Nourishing skincare range. It was the perfect excuse to get my skin back to its healthy and nourishing state, because winter can really look to leave skin feeling dry and dull. 

Some of the products I have been trying out include of the below: 


Overnight Renewal Cream, RRP $52.95 

The Overnight Renewal Cream contains hyaluronic acid which is essential for achieving hydrated and moisturised skin. Simply apply the cream onto skin before bed and you'll wake up with supple and repaired looking skin. Skin will feel incredibly hydrated, firm and rejuvenated. Just like how we allow our bodies to rest at night, the product works overnight allowing the skin to feel more youthful the very next morning. 


Jojoba Lip Balm, RRP $9.95 

This vegan based lip balm helps with cracked and flaky lips which is perfect for me. My lips have been incredibly dry lately and right after applying on some of the Jojoba Lip Balm onto my lips, I could instantly feel how hydrated they felt afterwards. 


Firming Eye Serum, RRP $29.95 

This product claims to have that 'lifting effect' within 30 minutes of using this product. I tried this on my eyes and noted that my puffiness decreased which was much needed, especially on my tired days. As for its lifting effect, I could definitely see that the eye serum had an effect around my eye areas, where it felt tighter and more awakened. 


Jojoba & Rosehip Oil, RRP $29.95

This little bottle of beauty looks to smooth out stretch marks, scars and assist with deep moisturisation. It doesn't clog the pores which is essential for a product that contains liquid wax esters. 


Jojoba Bead Cleaner, RRP $29.95 

This bead cleanser felt very gentle on the skin and cleansed without leaving that drying feeling afterwards. It's definitely a creamy-based cleanser which feels nice and leaves the skin glowing after cleansing. 

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Have you tried any of the above newbies as yet? 

Monday, October 7, 2019

ONLINE SHOPPING HAUL VIA THE BEAUTY CLUB - FOR ALL OF YOUR WORLDWIDE AND KNOWN BRANDS


Shopping via The Beauty Club 

Who doesn't love to shop online for all of their beauty needs! Quite recently I checked out the latest beauty online store via The Beauty Club. I picked up two items from the store being the Stylo Sourcils Waterproof Eyebrow Pencil by Chanel, along with a Lavender Hand Cream by Dead Sea Essentials, AHAVA. 

The beauty e-store has an extensive range of brands such as Lancome, Clinique, Chanel, Laura Mercier to even Korean skincare essentials. To be exact there's over 700+ brands which is perfect for those looking for particular brands. I was amazed by the selection available because for some brands, you simply can't get them over here in Australia. 

You can check out The Beauty Club here



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Have you shopped online lately? 


Wednesday, October 2, 2019

TRIED & TESTED: THE NEW ADVANCED GÉNIFIQUE (ENRICHED WITH 7 PRE & PROBIOTIC FRACTIONS)


Lancôme have partnered up with Kréol and Health Lab because just like our skin it should have a healthy balance of micro-organisms, so should our gut!  





Offering a range of sparking drinks (enriched with pre & probiotics) just like the New Advanced Génifique. 




Health Lab is all about creating wellness beauty solutions for all women (just what Lancôme embodies also). 


 THE NEW ADVANCED GÉNIFIQUE 

Let's talk about the latest by Lancôme featuring their New Advanced Génifique serum. I like to use a serum right after cleansing and before moisturising because I find that it's an essential step in my skincare routine where it helps me to achieve a healthier and dewy skin complexion. By using a serum you're actually allowing powerful active ingredients to absorb and penetrate deeper into the skin. 

So what's the difference between the other previous Advanced Génifique serums? This version includes an upgraded formula (to be exact a new complex of 7 pre and probiotic fractions to act on the skin microbiome) which allows for even better skin results. These probiotic fractions includes Yeast and Bifidus-Extracts where this helps to strengthen your skin's barrier improving its texture, radiance, elasticity and firmness. Hello to gorgeous looking skin? 

How long does it take for me to see results? Within just 7 days of using this serum both day and night consistently, you can visibly see the results where your skin will more supple, soft and youthful once again. It's all about balancing your skin's health, and so with the New Advanced Génifique serum, you're well on your way on achieving radiant and healthier looking skin. 

What do you personally think about the serum? Right after using the serum I have noticed an improved difference with my skin's texture and condition. Prior to using the serum my skin would feel dull and dry but after one week of consistently using the serum, I can notably feel and see a difference with my skin. It works just as great even if you have sensitive skin and I love how lightweight this product feels on the skin. 

How do you use this serum? Every individual has their own way of applying on serums and so this is how I like to apply on my serums - first after cleansing my skin, I'd gently apply the serum (using the handy self-loading dropper) onto my face and décolletage every morning and night. Then I'd follow up with my favourite moisturiser onto my face and décolletage once again. Also to add another step I like to go in with my quartz face roller and massage certain points of my face. 

How did your skin feel right after using this serum? Right after applying on the serum, my skin felt so soft and supple, and I noticed a natural glow to my skin which felt amazing. After one week of consistently using the serum, I can confidently report that my skin has never looked so radiant and glowing. 

Who is the New Advanced Génifique made for? This product is actually suitable for every age and skin type, and not just the older aged category. I do find that after using the serum it has made my skin feel much firmer and tighter, which is essential for maintaining more of a youthful and radiant look. 

Where can I purchase the New Advanced Génifique and in which sizes? The newly formulated serum is available via Lancome's official website, department stores such as David Jones or Myer and is offered in the following sizes: 7ml, 30ml, 50ml, 75ml and 115ml. 


My go to everyday serum featuring the New Advanced Génifique by Lancôme

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Have you tried out this serum before? 


Thursday, September 26, 2019

STRESS LESS AND GLOW MORE WITH THE NEW SKINCARE RANGE BY IRYNA [eye-REE-nah]


IRYNA is clean, cruelty-free and the perfect combo in giving that glow to your skin... 

Did you know IRYNA means peace? The new skincare brand is all about bringing a sense of calmness and simplicity to your skincare routine. It's a range where it includes 96% of natural ingredients, made and developed in Australia, vegan-friendly and most importantly cruelty-free. 

It takes only three simple products to achieve a glowing complexion and I recently got the opportunity to take them on a test-run.

IRYNA is available online here. You can purchase the NEW IRYNA Beauty Bundle for $124 which RRP $144 and it includes, Coconut & Matcha Cleansing Mousse, (150ml), Rose Antioxidant Elixir, (30ml) and the Apricot Sorbet Moisture Creme. Bonus a Rose Quartz Gua Sha (colours vary) and a Skincare Bag. 


STEP 1: Coconut & Matcha Cleansing Mousse 

I love mousse based cleansers as they're so easy to dispense especially if you're in the shower. This particular cleansing mousse lathers up really nicely and doesn't leave you with dry skin, plus it smells refreshing and amazing. 


STEP 2: Rose Antioxidant Elixir 

This is a lightweight serum which is packed with Organic Rose Water, Marula Oil and Rosehip Oil which all help to boost skin firmness. Wake up the next morning with a fresh and glowing skin complexion. I am all about the rose-scented products so it definitely is a favourite on my shelfie. 



STEP 3: Apricot Sorbet Moisture Creme 

I found the texture of this creme to be really light and fluffy. It's full of healthy omegas and it looks to hydrate and boost elasticity for the skin. This product feels nice on skin and it's great for rejuvenating stress, dull and tired looking skin. 

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Have you checked out any of these before? 

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

SUMMER LOOK BOOK OUTFIT IDEAS FOR VACATION MODE


In collaboration with Modella (an online fashion boutique stocking a range of stylish seasonal pieces)

If you're looking for the perfect vacay outfit, you've come to the right post. This season it's all about comfortable and stylish clothing, which is why I'm so excited to share with you all of my Summer Look Book Outfit Ideas for your next vacation. 



Outfit #1: Sweet & Sophisticated 

Keeping it simple and sweet with a pair of lovely pleated white shorts and a denim inspired crop top. It's a great option for summer as it's stylish to wear during the day. Pair it with your favourite flats or sandals. 

Outfits I'm wearing: 

Tanee Clothing Pleat White Shorts, available here
Tanee Clothing Denim Edge Crop Top, available here



Outfit #2: Neutrals & Jumpsuits 

Jumpsuits are so trendy to rock and with this gorgeous outfit, I was loving its overall quality and style. The pinstripe jumpsuit has a tie at the waist and shoulders - giving you a sweet, cinched look. The wide leg design was definitely trending whilst I was in Japan. It definitely leaves you with a sophisticated and elegant look. 

Outfit I'm wearing: 

Indikah by Angel Biba Boho Pinstripe Jumpsuit, available here


Outfit #3: Keepin' It Cute & Casual 

For a two piece outfit I've paired my outfit of the day with some cute denim shorts and a checked top. The combo is so comfy and it's the perfect summery two piece for vacay season. 

Outfits I'm wearing: 

Tanee Denim Pleated Shorts, available here
Tanee Clothing Check It Out Gingham Shirred Top, available here


Outfit #4: Off The Shoulder Vibes 

The perfect off the shoulder vacation dress which is perfect for hot and humid days. You can easily wear this dress either during the day or night. Pair it with your favourite sandals or dress it up with some heels. I sized down for this dress (size 6) as the mid-waist is quite stretchy and fits snuggly to the body. It's a gorgeous dress if you're looking to rock bohemian and off the shoulder vibes. 

Outfit I'm wearing: 

Lost Muse Clothing Red Off Shoulder Boho Floral Print Maxi Dress, available here

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What do you love packing for vacation outfits?