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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

JUST NEWLY ARRIVED: LIMITED EDITION DESERT QUEEN EYE & FACE PALETTE - AVAILABLE AT MECCA MAXIMA


Marble and metallic sunset vibes, that's my sort of palette...

That pretty much sums up everything about the Desert Queen, Eye and Face palette (RRP $38) for a limited only by Mecca Max. Are you guys digging this new beautiful palette? 

The palette consists of 15 incredible matte and shimmery shades which are incredibly pigmented. I was surprised by how blendable and pigmented the shades are and for the price point, it really is a palette worth picking up. The shimmery shades are very buildable where you can look to mix and match onto your cheeks, eyes and face. (It's so versatile and perfect for a multipurpose palette). 

Also, it's easy to complement the shades in this palette because no matter which shade you pick they will blend easily. I use my fingers to apply on the eyeshadows as I feel that it packs on more colour onto the eyelids better and then just buffed it out by using a blending eyeshadow brush. 

Can we just take a moment to appreciate how aesthetically pleasing this palette looks? I'm fully drawn to the copper, red and marble inspired shades which are so fun to play with especially with Autumn coming. And....let's talk about the full size mirror that comes with this palette, it makes it so convenient for me especially when I need to do my makeup on the go. It's perfect for taking with you whenever you're travelling. Just be sure to remember to pack your brushes with you too! 

"My best beauty tip in looking to apply on these stunning shades, is to spray your application brush or beauty sponge with a makeup setting spray. This will bring out the vibrant and stunning shades more on your eyes & face."

For a subtle glow on the cheeks - Simply opt for the peachy/coral shimmery tones 

For a contoured and bronzed glow - Use the warmer brown tones

Overall, the multi-purpose face and eyeshadow palette is absolutely a THUMBS UP for me. Knowing that it's a limited edition product, it's definitely a useful versatile palette to pick up. The shades aren't too dramatic looking which is perfect for creating subtle day and natural looks for all season round. 


Image courtesy of MECCA


Up close and personal with the Desert Queen Eye and Face palette. 


Are YOU loving this right now? 

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The finished look 



To create this eye look, I used the Desert Queen Eye and Face Palette by MECCA MAX by focusing on the warm tones - red, nude and sand. 

Image courtesy of MECCA

How gorgeous are these professional swatches (thanks to MECCA). 

You can see that the bottom swatches really stand out and make lovely shades for Summer, Spring and Autumn. 


Image courtesy of MECCA

Up close and personal with the Desert Queen Eye and Face palette. 

Are YOU loving this right now? 


Just beautiful... 

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Have you checked out this palette yet? 

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

PROTECT & ENERGISE THE SKIN WITH THE DAILY RADIANCE VITAMIN C CREAM (+SUN PROTECTION) BY MEDIK8


What if there was a product out there that contain vitamin C as well as your much needed sun protection? 

Take the Daily Radiance Vitamin C by Medik8, RRP $109 for instance, it's essentially an antioxidant cream which provides the added sun protection for your skin. It literally gives you glowing and radiant skin, as well as protecting it from the harsh UVA and UVB sun rays. The Daily Radiance Vitamin C draws moisture deep into the skin keeping it locked. This in effect gives you a much brighter complexion as well as preventing skin ageing. 

Recently I've been giving this daily cream a go on my skin and so far I'm loving the results. My skin definitely looks much brighter and feels healthier (which is due to the Vitamin C ingredient) and I can easily wear it outside especially when the sun's rays are harsh. Also, it has a silky and creamy texture which feels nice on the skin. It absorbs easily and is very lightweight making it perfect for an everyday wear. 

The Daily Radiance Vitamin C by Medik8, RRP $109 is available via www.medik8.com.au


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Have you tried out the Medik8 skin brand before? 

Monday, February 18, 2019

SUNSETS IN CAPRI: WHITE PEACH & SEA BREEZE - GLASSHOUSE FRAGRANCES


SUNSETS IN CAPRI TRIPLE SCENTED CANDLE 

I am loving everything about the Sunsets in Capri, Triple Scented Candle by Glasshouse Fragrances. Featuring a gorgeous dreamy pink and sunset-inspired candle, the notes consists of Marine, Peach and Jasmine which is perfect for winding down and enjoying a strong cup of coffee. The candle itself already looks magical and what better way to enjoy the strong feminine scent at the comfort of your own home. This candle is ideal for those who appreciate and enjoy the sweet scents just like myself. As for its overall packaging, it's definitely beautiful looking which would make a superb gift idea for your friends or family.  

TOP: Cassis Bud, Mandarin, Ginger, Peach 
MIDDLE: Jasmine, Lily, Peach 
BASE: Amber, Musk, Marine 

All of the Glasshouse fragrances are handmade in Australia and is now currently available here, (RRP $46.95) for 350g. 


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Have you tried out the NEW Sunsets in Capri by Glasshouse Fragrances? 

Sunday, February 17, 2019

LOOK TO LOVE THE SKIN YOU'RE IN: MY SPA PAMPERING ESSENTIALS


Get the latest skincare newbies for a pampering session right at home. These are the newest spa products from Crabtree & Evelyn and what better way to soak in the bath/shower with these beautiful scented essentials. 

Here are some of my favourites below: 


Citron & Coriander, Energising Body Sorbet, (RRP $40) by Crabtree & Evelyn. 

This energising body cream is super moisturising and feels silky soft. It helps to leave your skin feeling well quenched and hydrated. 

Available here


Citron & Coriander, Energising Body Wash, (RRP $29) by Crabtree & Evelyn. 

For a zingy and energising body wash you can't go wrong with the Citron & Coriander selection. If you're into citrus and fresh fruity scents, then you may enjoy this particular body wash. 

Available here

Lavender & Espresso Calming Body Lotion, (RRP $32) by Crabtree & Evelyn. 

Infuse your skin with a lovely combination of botanicals which consists of lavender. This body lotion always puts me into a relaxing mood. 

Available here


Lavender & Espresso Calming Soap, (RRP $15) by Crabtree & Evelyn. 

This soap bar consists of calming lavender and shea butter which leaves your skin feeling very moisturised and hydrated. 

Available here


Lavender & Espresso Calming Body Scrub, (RRP $40) by Crabtree & Evelyn. 

Buff away the flaky dead skin cells with this rich body scrub by Crabtree & Evelyn. It's made with fine grain sugar which doesn't feel rough on the skin, and gives you a calming and spa experience. 

Available here


Rosewater & Pink Peppercorn Hydrating Body Scrub, (RRP $40) 
by Crabtree & Evelyn. 

Remove your skin impurities by trying this lovely body scrub from the Rosewater and Pink Peppercorn range. Right after using this scrub, your skin will feel super soft and nourished. 

Available here


Rosewater & Pink Peppercorn Hydrating Body Wash, (RRP $29) 
by Crabtree & Evelyn. 

I love anything rose-scented so this body wash was definitely a hit for me. It has a sweet and subtle scent of rose which gives you an invigorating shower experience. 

Available here


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Have you tried any of these by Crabtree & Evelyn? 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

NEW YEAR, NEW ME: WORKING TOWARDS A HEALTHY & ACTIVE LIFESTYLE


Staying healthy and active is my number one priority for this year...

When it comes to taking multivitamins, I've been trying out the Women's Multi by HIVITA. If you haven't heard of HIVITA before, they are one of the few multivitamin brands to be Australian made, owned and formulated. There are many factors that can be influenced by stress, low energy, PMS and dull looking skin. To assist with these factors, I've been taking Women's Multivitamins by HIVITA for about two weeks now to observe how it can benefit me. So far I'm feeling more energised and that I can function properly especially when it comes to going about with my everyday routine. 

As I have a three month year old, it can sometimes max out my energy supply. But ever since I've been taking the Women's Multi on a daily basis, I feel that I can do more things than ever. I am really happy with my overall wellbeing and skin complexion. My skin does look healthier than usual which is great! My stress levels have definitely reduced as I also incorporate meditation and yoga into my daily exercise. 

The Women's Multi may help to support the following: 
  • Body's response to stress
  • Healthy immune function 
  • Relief in PMS symptoms 
  • Synthesis of collagen 
  • Proper functioning of the thyroid gland 
  • Maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system 

The Women's Multi by HIVITA RRP $36.29 and is available here

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How are you keeping healthy and active? 

NOURISH, HYDRATE & PROTECT YOUR SKIN: MY SUMMER SKINCARE ROUTINE


This summer look to nourish, protect and hydrate your skin... 

If you're looking for the latest skincare products which can help to hydrate and nourish your skin, then you've definitely come to the right place. Your skincare routine should be all about incorporating good skincare products which work for your skin. During summer our skin can change from being dry to oily to combination as we're constantly battling to stay cool. 

Recently I revamped up my skincare routine to see whether the new Skin Doctors products would work for my skin. 

Check out the below to read all about my latest skincare routine:


1. CLEANSE, pH Balancing Cleanser

This cleanser contains avocado extract and alpha hydroxyl-acid which appears to be very gentle and nourishing for the skin. I would use this cleanser twice a day (both morning and night), to ensure that my skin feels balanced and cleansed. The cleanser not only looks to gently clean the skin, but it also exfoliates and primes at the same time. This is perfect for me in the morning as it helps to keep my skin clean and smooth for my makeup application. 

Benefits: 
  • Unclogs pores
  • Nourishes the skin 
  • Cleanses the skin 
  • Helps fight blemishes

The pH Balancing Cleanser by Skin Doctors is available here


2. MOISTURISE & PROTECT with the Supermoist SPF 50

For a great day skin protection, you can always opt for the Supermoist SPF 50+ facial cream. It works to protect and nourish your skin whilst you're out and about. I felt that this product was very gentle on the skin and lightweight. It doesn't leave you with a greasy or oily finish which is perfect for an all day wear. However, prolonged sun exposure should be avoided when using this moisturiser. 

Benefits: 
  • Increased moisture for the skin 
  • SPF 50+ sun protection 
  • Skin feels super hydrated 

The Supermoist SPF 50+ Facial cream is available here



3. HYDRATE with the Supermoist 24HR Hydration 

Within half an hour of using this hydration cream, you can tell how plump, healthy and moisturised your skin feels. I like to use this product every evening whenever I'm winding down for the day. 

For glowing and hydrated skin, pop some of the Supermoist 24HR hydration onto the skin to achieve the full effects of the cream. Also, you can use this product during the day if you're after more hydration. 

The Supermoist 24HR Hydration cream is available here

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Have you tried any of these products by Skin Doctors? 

Monday, February 11, 2019

REVLON LAUNCHES PHOTOREADY CANDID - MY CANDID EXPERIENCE OF THE LATEST FOUNDATION & CONCEALER




Revlon recently launched their latest 'Photoready Candid' foundation and concealer range. 

There's something to be excited about when it comes to the new Photoready Candid by Revlon. It's an innovative range containing antioxidants such as Vitamin E and anti-blue light ingredients which helps to protect the skin from environmental stressors. It is said that the formula blocks up to 100% of blue light rays. 

I found the Revlon PhotoReady Candid Foundation (RRP $24.95) to be very buildable, creamy and weightless. It doesn't feel like you're wearing foundation and most importantly it applies easily just like a moisturiser. You can look to achieve a natural to medium finish with this foundation which is great for everyday wear. There's an extensive range of shades to choose from so it gives you plenty of options to play around with so that you can find your suitable shade. The overall product comes in a pump package which makes it easily accessible and messy-free. 

For the Revlon PhotoReady Candid Antioxidant Concealer (RRP $19.95), it actually contains caffeine which is great for reducing puffy and tired looking eyes. I love how a concealer can work to reduce the signs of ageing as well as help to conceal dark circles. I found this concealer to be super blendable, not oily and very creamy for its texture. It's very buildable for a concealer and overall it looks very natural when applied to the skin. So with the applicator of the concealer, it's designed with an oval-doe foot applicator which actually mimics the shape of a fingertip (perfect for applying underneath the eye areas) - this is great to keep things hygienic of course. 

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


Revlon PhotoReady Candid Antioxidant Concealer

Source image: Revlon 


Revlon PhotoReady Candid Foundation 

Source image: Revlon 


Chii Town, Surry Hills, Sydney Australia. 


A closer look at the PhotoReady Candid range by Revlon. 


Will you be looking to try these out? 

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Thank you Revlon for having me at the PhotoReady Candid experience x 

NEW OMBRE MAKEUP PRODUCT REVIEW FEATURING PIXI BY PETRA, AVAILABLE VIA TVSN


This summer it's all about the ombre look for the eyes... 

If you're looking for the latest products for the eyes, i.e. an eyeshadow palette or a brow powder palette, then definitely keep on reading to learn more about the latest products I tried out from Pixi by Petra. You can now find their beauty products available via TVSN - your one stop destination for literally beauty, fashion, accessories, manchester, kitchen and much more. Plus, keep a lookout on their website for amazing sales which come up from time to time. 

Check out the below to see what I've tried and tested recently: 



Pixi Beauty Eye Reflections Palette with Precision Brush


This gorgeous eyeshadow palette contains super pigmented and rich colours which help you to create many stunning and natural looks. The 3D effect of the shades look to give your eyes and face more dimension, especially when you're looking to brighten up those eyes. The eyeshadows are very silky and give off amazing colour payoff within one swipe. 

The palette features a range of warm neutrals to rosy tones which looks stunning and natural. Furthermore, these eyeshadows are easily blendable and you can look to create a day/night look with them. I love the selection of the metallic shades which help you to create a 3D look for the eyes. Overall, the formula of the eyeshadows is on-point - you definitely can't go wrong with this amazing palette. (Plus, it comes with a precision brush too) 

The Pixi Beauty Eye Reflections Palette with Precision Brush is available here


Image source: Makeupandglow 


Pixi Beauty Brow Powder Palette


The brow powder palette by Pixi Beauty features 6 matte shades and applicator so that you can easily look to create your brow look. It also contains two highlighting shades which help you to define and highlight the brows. The formula is quite light which is great as it creates a very natural look. The palette comes with a double ended applicator to assist you with perfecting the brows. The only thing that's missing is a mirror but that doesn't bother me at all. As for its packaging it's actually aesthetically pleasing looking and IG worthy! 

If you're a makeup artist then you'll most definitely find this palette handy as it's perfect for customising and matching shades according to your client's brows.


Image source: Pinterest 


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Have you tried out any of the above Pixi Beauty products? 


GIFT GUIDE: TREAT YOUR MAN FOR THIS VALENTINE'S DAY WITH THE LATEST FASHIONABLE ACCESSORIES


For this Valentine's Day.... 
It's that time of the year again where we look to show our appreciation for our other half. Hello....Valentine's Day! It can be super challenging finding the right gift for your man which is why you can never go wrong with stylish looking accessories. These are products that can be used for everyday and won't be forgotten about. Have you guys heard of Buckle 1922 before? They offer a range of stylish Australian made belts and braces which are of amazing quality. 

Here are some stylish and affordable gift ideas for your man.... 




Buckle | 1922 | Auto Smart Grip Leather Belt | Hamilton | RRP $54 

The latest to arrive the Buckle 1922 collection featuring one of their auto belts in Hamilton. It's made with the highest quality of Australian-made leather. It easily allows you to adjust the belt without the need of any holes. Simply feed the leather strap between the upper and lower parts of the buckle and push it through until you hear it catch. The buckle auto locks the belt for a perfect fit every time. Look to surprise your man with something new and different... 

Available here



Buckle | 1922 | Cufflinks | #141 | RRP $49

Now you can't go wrong with a pair of stylish cufflinks especially when he has a collection of business and formal shirts sitting in the wardrobe. These pair of nickel cufflinks come supplied in a chic white box. Simply wrap it up and gift it to your man for this Valentine's Day...

Available here


MVMT | Oath Men's Watch | RRP $200 

For a sleek and youthful design you cannot go wrong with the watch collection by MVMT. They offer a range of stylish watches to select from. I'm loving the OATH by MVMT as it's unique and simple to wear. 

Available here

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What will you be gifting your man for this Valentine's Day?