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Hello everyone,  The New Rosewater Balancing Mist Intense Deluxe edition by Jurlique will be on counter 3rd July 2017.  ...

Monday, July 24, 2017

LOOK TO STRAIGHTEN HAIR IN MINUTES WITH THE NEW DIAMOND LUXE STRAIGHTENING BRUSH BY VS SASSOON


Looking for a quick fix for straightening your hair in the mornings?

Say hello to the Diamond Luxe Straightening Brush by VS Sassoon which retails for ($79.95 AUD). If you like to straighten your hair quickly and not wait for your hair iron to heat up, then you're going to love the new Diamond Luxe Straightening hair brush by VS Sassoon which comes with a frizz free technology. Now you can look to achieve smoother, shinier and frizz free hair within minutes and it's ideal if you have an early start for the day. I find that it looks to really straighten and detangle my hair within minutes which is perfect to use right before I head out. 

The Diamond Luxe Straightening brush features heated ceramic straightening fins that helps to straighten and smooth out your hair, similar to a hair brush. It's very gentle on the hair and it's great for detangling any knotty bits or ends of the hair. As previously mentioned, it incorporates frizz free technology which means that it's designed to leave your hair feeling and looking remarkable silky and smooth as the negative ions are released from the brush onto the hair, reducing any frizz or static electricity. Furthermore, it comes with heat activated silicone bristles which means that it feels very gentle allowing you to achieve some shine your hair. 

For the temperature settings, there are 3 heat controls which you can look to adjust as desired. Essentially it's catered for those with fine, short, medium, thick, curly and frizzy hair types. As for the overall design, it comes in a paddle shaped brush and has a 3D ceramic surface to it. It feels just like your normal hair brush only with a slight added weight to it which I don't mind. 

Overall, it's absolutely an amazing hair straightening brush to use if you struggle with frizzy hair every morning as it's so convenient. I love how it's quick and easy to use, plus you can adjust the settings according to your hair type which is practical. This is a must have in every household because it helps to achieve smoother and shinier looking hair which lasts for the whole day. 

I try out the new Diamond Straightening Brush by VS Sassoon 

Featuring the Diamond Straightening Brush by VS Sassoon 

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Have you tried the new Diamond straightening hair brush yet by VS Sassoon? 


Saturday, July 22, 2017

LOOK TO REVIVE AND REFRESH OILY & LIMP HAIR WITH THE INSTANT REFRESH DRY SHAMPOO BY TRESEMME


If you're in need of an instant refresh, then you need to check out TRESemme's Instant Refresh dry shampoo that can instantly volumise and refresh your hair without water. 

There are days where I'm desperate for dry shampoo and it's always right before meetings or after lunch. Getting that instant refresh is so important for me because let's be honest, no-one likes limp and oily looking hair throughout the day. For me personally, it's all about having fresh and clean hair all day long right? But really...the struggle is real and you're bound to get oily or limp looking hair. I tried out the TRESemm√© Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo which looks to instantly cleanse and add some volume for your hair. It's great if you're keen to try something new because this bad boy is ideal for those with fine to oily looking hair. 

The formula of the dry shampoo works by removing excess oil and odour from the hair, whilst adding some volume to it as well. (Thank goodness if your hair lacks volume from time to time). It's great for if you want that little oomph for your hair and it's great as temporary fix especially when you're in a hurry. 

I have dark brown hair and found that it did not leave any residue on my hair which is what I was quite pleased about. After using, it didn't leave my scalp feeling itchy or irritated. Plus, my hair got some bounce to it which is great since my hair is naturally straight. The dry shampoo didn't entirely remove all of the oil from my hair but it did do a decent job in refreshening it up. It's great for a pick-me-up in the afternoon or or when you simply want to add a little bounce to your hair. 

Available at Woolworths, Coles, Kmart, Target, Big W, Priceline and selected pharmacies. The TRESemm√© Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo RRP $9.99.

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Have you tried this dry shampoo yet? 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

GET SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS FESTIVAL READY WITH MY OUTFIT OF THE DAY, FEATURING SOME GORGEOUS PIECES



Splendour in the Grass is on this weekend...who's excited for this festival season? I've put together these pieces to show you guys what I'll be rocking. 

Forget the fact that it's winter and cold because you'll be dancing all day long! My outfit pieces are inspired by a vintage, chic and classic look. I can't party without my denim high waisted shorts for the bottoms and they're super comfortable to wear all day long. I love how they have pockets so I can easily pop cash or my phone into it, without carrying a huge handbag around. For the top I've opted for a silk maroon top that comes with frilled ends that looks so chic and dressy. Of course with a top like this, it's best to wear a strapless bra so that your spaghetti bra straps don't show. For the bag, I've decided to go with a vintage small HCL brown bag that can conveniently carry all of my small essential items such as hand sanitizer, tissues, mint, phone and keys. 

For the accessories, I've decided to toss in a cute pair of sunnies which is so fun to add as part of my festival inspired outfit. As for the earrings, I've included six choices that I've been tossing around but it's great for if you're looking to do the full three day festival season, as there's lots of variety.  These earrings are by Tangs Design and they stock a range of creative and funky handmade pieces which are from Canberra, Australia. Their pieces are well suited for any special occasion and ideal for festival season. Also, their earrings RRP A$15 each and are so fun and affordable to wear. 

Check them out below to see some of my top picks. 


My top picks from Tangs Design 


I couldn't find the actual name of these drop earrings but they're a stunning pair of textured earrings which would be lovely with a nice dress or top. 


These are called Metals - Funky Triangles and are definitely edgy and unique to wear on the ears. Pictured above is in a silver metal colour but I believe they also have this in rose gold too if you that's what you were after. I love how edgy these earrings look would go so well with a cute pair of denim shorts and a pretty top. 


These Pop Studs in Sparkling Silver Druzy may be my favourite pair of them all as they come beautifully textured and in rose gold. These simply glimmer from all angles and they just look so classic and chic which dresses up your whole outfit and look. 


These sparkly pair comes in a loop styled earring and features a sparkly textured pink silver. It's very pretty and would suit a nice white or neutral coloured dress or top. 


How gorgeous is the artwork in the centre of these earrings? They're absolutely colourful and add a pop of colour to your overall outfit. Supposedly the image originated from Questacon Interactive Science Exhibition in Canberra ACT where you can read more about it here


And last but not least, these pair of 'X' inspired earrings make a lovely piece for a darker outfit choice. If you like the warm toned colours, then you may fall in love with this pair as the X is featured in a beautiful styled background! 

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What outfit will you be rocking?


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

A LITTLE SECRET IN LOOKING TO ACHIEVE A FIRMING EFFECT FOR YOUR BREAST & BUTTOCKS: FEATURING THE BODYSHOCK PUSH-UP BY MESOESTETIC


Imagine a firming cream that looks to "push-up" the areas around your breasts and buttocks. Plus, there's no surgery or needles required which is a-amazing. 

Ok you guys might be thinking no way, does it really work? The bodyShock Push-up Firming Cream by mesoestetic contains active ingredients which have a firming, tensing and lifting effect, which helps to repair tissues that have essentially lost their elasticity over time. It actually helps the skin to recover its plumpness which means that it's a life saver if you happen to have stretch marks as it looks to provide that extra moisture and softness for your skin. Simply apply the product once a day in the morning and massage this product into the skin in order to see effective results. It's definitely a great firming product for the breasts and buttocks because it helps to repair any lost elasticity and firmness over the years. 

The bodyShock Push-up Firming Cream by mesoestetic is available at Advanced Cosmeceuticals and it RRP $150. 


The bodyShock Push-up by mesoestetic 

At first, I was quite sceptical prior to using the bodyShock Push-up firming cream because I was thinking maybe it's just "another" cream that boasts about their ability to improve the skin's elasticity and firmness over time. However, with continued use of the product I started to see more visible results around my breast and buttocks area, where the skin appeared to be firmed and more toned looking. There are many factors that can lead to the weakening of your skin's elasticity such as pregnancy, weight fluctuations, hormonal changes or perhaps exposure to the sun. 

As you all know the skin around our breasts is the most fragile as compared to the rest of the body, while the area around our buttocks is prone to what they call, "flabbiness", which is something that does happen to some of us sadly. Thanks to the bodyShock Push-Up firming cream by mesoestetic, it can help to improve the appearances of both of these areas. Its primary active ingredients include African kigelia, hydrolysed vegetable proteins and amino acids, which assists in looking to stimulate the breasts and buttocks, where it looks to instantly treat any signs of flabbiness or loss of skin elasticity. 

The bodyShock Push-up firming cream has a very light creamy texture which absorbs really quickly on the skin. It doesn't leave a greasy feeling behind which is lovely and I enjoyed lathering this cream onto the concerning areas where I felt lacked a stronger skin's elasticity. Over the past few weeks of applying on this cream, I definitely noticed a more plumped and firming look, especially near my buttocks and breast area. It looks tighter and toned which is essentially the end result that I aim to achieve thanks to the firming cream.

Overall, I believe with continued use of the bodyShock Push-up cream by mesoestetic, you can look to achieve an improvement in your skin's elasticity and more firmer feel around the bum and breast area. I love how it looks to tone up the concerning areas, leaving it looking less 'flabby' and so much better looking. This is the perfect product if you're wanting to show off a flawless bikini body for summer as it helps to really firm and tone the areas that are prone to flabbiness.  

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Would you consider using the bodyShock Push-up firming cream by mesoestetic? 

Let me know on what you think x

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

THE POST-MAKEUP RECOVERY SPRAY BY SKINDINAVIA THAT WILL HELP TO CLEAR PORES & HELP PREVENT FURTHER BREAKOUTS


New product alert: Skindinavia's Post-Makeup Recovery Spray - Look to achieve clearer skin


The Post-Makeup recovery spray by Skindinavia (RRP $36 for 115ml) is best used right after removing your makeup and it's already a popular item among many top makeup artists. It's a great product for keeping your skin clear and fresh in between and after makeup applications. The spray is infused with zinc, magnesium and willow bark which helps to replenish lost nutrients and moisture right after removing your makeup. It also contains witch hazel and gentle exfoliants which help to clear clogged pores (which is also great for those with oily to combination skin) as it helps to prevent further breakouts from occurring thanks to zinc. 

Furthermore it's free from nasties such as paraben and is made cruelty-free. If you tend to get oily skin like myself, you'll realise how effective this spray works to prevent future acne from developing on the skin. 

Overall, this is an effective spray containing witch hazel and exfoliants which help to clear your skin's overall complexion. I have been using this every time I remove my make-up so that I can look to keep my skin looking clearer and fresher. I felt that my breakouts have reduced in its appearance with regular use of Skindinavia's Post-Makeup Recovery spray.

As for makeup artists or gurus looking to switch up their looks several times a day, the Recovery spray is definitely your saviour as it looks to soothe skin skin and reduce any blotchiness. The fact that it contains 'Zinc' makes it an effective anti-inflammatory ingredient which helps to calm the skin, in effect reduce your breakouts and blemishes on the skin. If you've been wearing long-wearing makeup all day long, this spray will definitely look to soothe the skin and prevent further breakouts from occurring. 

The Post-Makeup Recovery Spray is available via Advanced Cosmeceuticals or via their official website


Research says "supplementing the skin with zinc can reduce future breakouts by at least 50%". 




How to use: 
  • Simply spritz onto the face following the removal of your makeup as this will leave your skin looking more radiant, keeps the pores clear and prevents further breakouts.  

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What's your current skincare routine in looking to prevent future breakouts? 

Let me know below as I'd love to hear more about it

Monday, July 17, 2017

NEW MAKEUP RELEASE BY STUDIO 10: FEAT. THE WAKE UP & GLOW LIP/CHEEK FLUSH FOR HEALTHY, GLOWING SKIN + PLUMPED LIPS!


Iconic British brand STUDIO 10 have released their latest Wake Up & Glow Lip/Cheek Flush if you're wanting to achieve healthy, glowing skin and plumped lips. 

Look to master the lush of flush with these new blushing beauty essentials by Studio 10. These are a fusion lipstick and cheek colour treatment which allows you to achieve a healthy and natural looking glow. I tried out the shades 02 in Tearose and 02 in Peach, featuring their latest Wake up and Glow Lip/Cheek Flush products to see what they're all about. 

They're very creamy and come with a super light cashmere texture which is what gives you a natural colour on the cheeks and lips. It doesn't feel heavy on the face which is good because it's super light to wear for all day long. If you're opting for that bare minimum aka no makeup look, then you can easily look to incorporate the Wake Up & Glow Lip/cheek flush with your makeup routine. I love the fact that these are made for dual purposes and are so ideal for hot climates. In the centre of these products, there is a balm which works with the colour to help create a natural look and glow for your face which can be easily worn for everyday, without looking like you have too much on. 

The Lip/cheek flush products also have pH balancing pigments which is what helps to stain the lips and cheeks for a longer time, meaning these are definitely long-wearing for all day and night. Most importantly, they don't appear flakey or dry which is crucial when it comes to cheek and lip products. They're very nourishing and give of a sheer shine finish to your overall make-up since it's made from 100% natural plant butters. Additionally, they're enriched Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E which helps to moisturise and protect the lips and cheeks. Also there are no nasties such as parabens which is ideal if you're looking for a long term product that's not harmful on your skin. 

Overall, they're such flattering shades ideal for the lips and cheeks. It's great how you can totally look to create a healthy and natural glow within just the one product. I love how nourishing it feels on the lips and cheeks and most importantly it's super long-lasting which is definitely a must! 

Where to purchase: 
  • Available online or from M&S, QVC or Bath & Unwind; These aren't available in Australia as yet. 
  • RRP £24.00 
  • Available in three shades: Peach, Tearose and Roseberry 


Featuring the New Wake Up & Glow Lip/Cheek Flush by Studio 10. 


Image source: Studio 10 

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SWATCHED: Tried & tested 


[From the Top - Bottom]: 01 Peach and 02 Tearose
(Featuring the New Wake Up & Glow Lip/Cheek Flush by Studio 10)

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What are your thoughts on the the Wake Up and Glow Lip/Cheek Flush by Studio 10? 

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Source image: Studio 10


Sunday, July 16, 2017

NEW DRUGSTORE PICKS FOR WINTER: NIVEA LAUNCHES A NEW RANGE OF CLEANSING SKINCARE ESSENTIALS INCLUDING THEIR CELLULAR ANTI-AGE VOLUME FILLING PEARLS


NIVEA's latest skincare launches includes their 'Creme Care' range as well as their Volume Filling pearls which helps you to achieve a more youthful looking skin.

If you're looking for an affordable skincare range, then you may like to check out the NIVEA range which is great for winter. Their latest skincare releases includes the Creme Care Cleansing Lotion, Cream wash and Facial Cleansing wipes, as well as their Cellular Anti-Age Volume Filling Pearls. All of these products are now available at Priceline, selected pharmacies and leading supermarkets. 

What I like about this particular range is that they're gentle on the skin and are great as everyday skincare essentials. They're definitely affordable if you are on a budget which is great because they're really effective products to use a on a daily basis. Furthermore, their range is suitable for all skin types and they combine effective cleansing and the best of the NIVEA Protective Care to protect the skin's moisture balance, without drying out your skin. 
"Today’s hectic lifestyles expose us to more dirt and grime from make-up, pollution and environmental factors, making it more important than ever that women have an effective cleansing regime. With the Creme Care range, you can easily and thoroughly cleanse your skin from all daily impurities while protecting your skin’s natural moisture balance thanks to ingredients such as caring Eucerit and Panthenol – without rubbing and stressing the skin even more,” adds Ken Lee.
To give you an idea of what these products are all about, check out the below...


NIVEA Creme Care Facial Cleansing lotion, 
RRP $9.97 (200ml) 

This gentle cleansing lotion looks to clean your skin thoroughly and mildly removes any impurities on the skin, including make-up or waterproof mascara. The very first thing I noticed about NIVEA Creme Care Cleansing Lotion is that it feels very moisturising and gentle on the skin. It has a rich and creamy texture to it which definitely makes it feel like you're applying on a moisturiser. You can easily look to apply on this cleanser by gently massaging this onto the skin by using your finger tips and remove by rinsing with water or simply wipe off with a cotton pad. I usually like to rinse off using warm water to effectively remove heavier make-up at the end of the day, but if you're short with time, you could always use a cotton pad. 

Overall, this cleansing lotion looks to leave the skin feeling moisturised and balanced without drying it out which is ideal for all skin types. It really feels so luxurious and leaves my skin feeling so refreshed right after cleansing. 


Creme Care Cleansing Wash and Facial Cleansing Wipes 25 wipes pp,
(RRP $9.94, RRP $7.50) 

If you're after a cream based wash, then you may be interested in checking out the Creme Care Cleansing wash which RRP $9.94. I felt that this wash gently cleansed my face effectively and it's great when used in the morning as it's ideal for removing sweat, excess sebum and dead skin cells, as well as in the evening as it helps to remove any impurities and pollution from the skin after a day out.

This is a very thick and nourishing cleansing wash as it helps to leave your skin feeling softer and supple afterwards. It has a nice scent to it which is quite delightful especially for those with sensitive skin. As for the additional removal of eye makeup such as mascara, I'd add an extra step by using my Daily Essentials Double effect eye makeup remover by NIVEA as usual as this cleansing cream won't entirely all of your eye makeup. 

Another alternative is their Creme Care Facial Cleansing Wipes which RRP $7.50 for a pack of 25 wipes. These are so handy to have because they are ready to be use and cleanses the face instantly. It contains the same ingredients just like the Creme Care Cleansing wash, only this time it's packaged in extra soft wipes which feels of amazing quality. It's a great pack of wipes to use when you're looking to remove your makeup from the face or if you simply want to refreshen your skin's complexion during midday. 


Cellular Anti-age, Volume Filling Pearls, RRP $32.99 

NIVEA's latest Cellular Anti-Age Volume Filling pearls is made to actively counteract the signs of ageing which leaves your skin looking fuller, firmer and younger. It's basically a serum that helps to leave your skin looking more plump and contour the skin. It comes with pearls that are enriched with a collagen booster, creatine and hyaluronic acid which helps to stimulate cell renewal and leave your skin looking more youthful. You can even look to apply this onto your skin just before makeup application. It's great if you're wanting to see a reduction of wrinkles and fine lines. Overall, I felt that it offered for my skin is that it definitely left it feeling softer and hydrated the very next day. It doesn't have a greasy feeling which is great for those with oily to combination skin

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Have you tried any of these by NIVEA? 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

SALLY HANSEN LAUNCHES THEIR LIMITED EDITION RED CARPET COLOR THERAPY COLLECTION



Have you checked out the gorgeous Red Carpet Collection from the Sally Hansen Color Therapy range?

For this red carpet season, Sally Hansen have released a beautiful range of shades that are ideal for hollywood glamour. There are a mixture of nudes as well as eye catching shades (i.e. grey, blue and crimson red) which can easily complete your look for that special occasion. All of the shades include Sally Hansen's new Color Therapy formula that contains a patented micro-delivery system that delivers an argan oil-enriched formula which offers an intensive moisture for healthier looking nails. You don't even require a base coat which is amazing as it saves you an extra step when looking to coat your nails. 


Shades include of the below (From L-R: 140 Haute Stone, 420 Good as Blue, 150 Steely Stone, 210 Re-nude & 110 Well, well, well): 

  • 140 Haute Stone - This is a gorgeous grey shade that's so easy to wear as it bold looking and would go with just about any outfit. I found the shade to be lighter than the actual bottle which makes it a great shade for a special occasion or simply for everyday. 

  • 420 Good as Blue - This is gorgeous royal blue shade that looks vibrant and fresh. It would definitely suit a white or neutral coloured dress for a special occasion. Look to pair it with a white, red or blue outfit. 
  • 370 Unwine'd - This warm toned crimson red shade looks really sophisticated and sexy. Pair it with a nice black or neutral coloured outfit to show off your gorgeous looking nails. 

  • 150 Steely Serene - This is a light brown shade which looks very soft and neutral looking on the nails. I absolutely love this shade as it's not too bold or light which is just perfect. 

Source image: Pinterest 
  • 210 Re-nude - This is a lovely nude shade which is ideal for those with medium to darker skin as it will stand out more. It's a nice looking nude for if you're wanting a minimalist and clean look for your nails. 
  • 110 Well, Well, Well - I always love an all white shade as it looks so angelic and chic, however you have to apply it on properly for it to look amazing on the nails. It's so easy to bump your nails whilst it's still wet (which can be annoying...especially when it comes to all-white nail shades), so when looking to apply this shade on, avoid any shakiness. To achieve a solid white colour for my nails, you would need at least three coats, followed by a top coat. 

Where to purchase:


Featuring the latest Red Carpet collection by Sally Hansen Color Therapy. 

Spot any of your favourite colours that you'd love to rock? 

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Have you guys checked out the NEW Red Carpet collection by the Sally Hansen Color Therapy range? 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

[L'OREAL PARIS PURE CLAY CLEANSERS: LOOK TO ACHIEVE SMOOTHER + BRIGHTER LOOKING SKIN WITH THEIR LATEST SKINCARE INNOVATIONS]


Hello beauties, 

L'Oreal Paris recently released their latest innovation from their skincare laboratories featuring their Pure Clay Cleansers. Who's excited to learn more about them? 

Say hello to the L'Oreal Paris latest range of Pure Clay Cleansers which come in (150ml) squeezable bottles making them perfect to take with you when you're travelling abroad. If your skin is in need of an #instadetox for brighter, purer and smoother skin, you'll want to get your hands on these brand new Pure Clay Cleansers by L'Oreal Paris. This is their latest innovation and they've released three type of cleansers which are designed to target specific skin concerns. 

What make these Pure Clay cleansers so unique is that they've combined 3 pure clays in a soap-free cleansing base which helps to detoxify and purify your skin on a daily basis. These 3 types of pure clays include: Kaolin - which helps to absorb oil and impurities, Montmorillonite - which helps to balance and purify the skin and Ghassoul - which helps absorb impurities and oil without causing any irritations for your skin. With all of these pure clays being combined, it helps to leave your skin feeling fresher, smoother and vibrant. 

Overall, each of the Pure Clay Cleansers look to reveal fresher and cleaner looking skin. They do a wonderful job in looking to clear out the pore, leaving the skin looking fresh and brighter. Each product has a specific purpose which I'll outline below if you're curious to learn more about which cleanser would be most suitable for your skin type. 

They are available at Priceline and other selected pharmacies and supermarkets and RRP for $14.95 each. 

To see which cleanser suits you, check out the three types below: 


Detoxifying & Brightening Charcoal Gel Wash, RRP $14.95

The gel wash is enriched with 3 pure clays and charcoal. Charcoal acts as a magnet and looks to draw all of the impurities, dirt and oil from the pores, revealing fresher and cleansed looking skin. This is more of a foaming gel cleanser that helps to brighten your skin's complexion. It has a nice and creamy texture to it and it really works deep into the pores leaving your skin looking detoxified and radiant. 


Purifying & Mattifying Eucalptus Cream Wash, RRP $14.95

This is a purifying and mattifying cream wash that's enriched with Eucalyptus extract and the 3 pure clays. Your skin is left looking purified and matte-looking right after cleansing. Once again it has a cream texture and it works deep into the pores leaving your skin feeling so refreshed and revitalised. Furthermore, it does a really good job in looking to remove excess oils on your face. 



Exfoliating & Smoothing Red Algae Scrub, RRP $14.95 

This exfoliating and smoothing scrubs red algae as well as the 3 pure clays. It's an effective scrub for when you want to smooth and refine the pores on your skin. The scrub contains micro-grains so this helps with smoothing out your skin and it doesn't feel too harsh which is ideal. Also, the scrub works to brighten up your skin's complexion which helps if you have dull or uneven looking skin. It's not too drying so the formula definitely worked for my skin type which is normal to combination. 

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What are your thoughts on the Pure Clay Cleansers? 

Have you tried this yet? 

Cheers,
Livs x


Thank you to Loreal Paris for supporting me for this review. My reviews are based on my own experiences and I only recommend products that I truly believe in. 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

[MY NEW FAVOURITES FROM THE SHU UEMURA MAKEUP AND SKINCARE RANGE FEATURING THEIR LIMITED EDITION AMBUSH COLLECTION + ICONIC CLEANSING OIL]


Hello beauties,

Shu Uemura recently celebrated their 50 years of magic with its iconic Cleansing Oils which is known for its easy one-step deep cleansing that leaves your skin feeling soft and non-greasy thanks to its emulsification technology. Also, shu uemura and AMBUSH have joined forces - a Tokyo based jewellery designer to bring you an edgier gold look with their packaging. More below...

For this season, we see shu uemura strike gold with the Limited Edition Tokyo cult design sensation AMBUSH for Spring/Summer 2017. AMBUSH are a Tokyo-based jewellery brand launched by jewellery designer YOON and DJ Verbal. The golden look for the packaging are inspired by innovative POP ART from the Tokyo district. 

I'm amazed with shu uemura's latest design of their AMBUSH make-up and skincare range where it just looks very edgy, luxe and features a luxurious, metallic golden look for the packaging. The AMBUSH x Shu Uemura collection which is now available online and in-stores. 

For more information, make sure to visit http://shuuemura.com.au/en/


Ultime8 - Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil, 
RRP $68

Hands down...this is by far the best cleansing oil I've tried to date. It's infused with 8 amazing oils and is classified as shu uemura's latest limited edition from their Spring and Summer 2017 collection. The cleansing oil definitely left my skin feeling smoother and nourished which is definitely ideal for winter. It helps to literally remove all of your make-up with ease and effectively well. There's no tugging needed and it's easy as massaging the cleansing oil over your makeup to really dissolve all of the dirt, oil and impurities on your skin's surface. It really looks to leave your skin feeling beautiful and supple which is why I love this cleansing oil so much. It doesn't leave your skin feeling greasy which is incredible for a cleansing oil. My skin complexion has definitely improved ever since I've started to use this cleansing oil and it's my new found secret in looking to achieve smoother and healthier looking skin in the longer run. 


  • Ambush collection - Rouge Unlimited Supreme Matte/Sheer Shine - RRP $45 (In shades Ambush Spirit & Ambush Life) 

The new range of rouge unlimited lipsticks in either supreme matte or sheer shine are so easy to wear on the lips. They come in pretty bright poppy shades which is quite popular among the Japan and Korea beauty market.  For the the supreme matte lipstick, it's so creamy that it doesn't look to dry the lips. However, as a rule of thumb, I always look to exfoliate my lips with a sugar scrub before looking to apply on matte lipsticks, as it just applies on better without leaving it looking flaky or dry. As for the sheer shine lipstick, it gives of a nice shine that looks and feels moisturised. It doesn't leave the lips looking flaky which is amazing. These lipsticks are definitely long-wearing and they stay put on the lips all night. 

  • Ambush collection - Lasting Soft gel pencil, RRP $40

This is an easy to use soft gel eye pencil that comes in a sleek shape. It has a soft and buttery feel to it and lasts all day long which is great if you're seeking a product that won't smudge. Also, if you click this product too much, it's not retractable so be sure to know how much you need before making those further clicks. This is a great liner for everyday as it is easy to line the eyes with using this soft eye gel pencil. You can easily look to wing the ends and the best part of it all is that there is no smudging needed. 

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Swatches - Tried & tested 


Top: AMBUSH LIFE (Rouge Unlimited Supreme Matte by shu uemura) 
Bottom: AMBUSH SPIRIT (Rouge Unlimited Sheer Shine by shu uemura) 


Featuring the cleansing oils by shu uemura


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What are your thoughts on the new AMBUSH range by shu uemura? 

Cheers,
Livs x 


Thank you to shu uemura 
for supporting me for this review. My reviews are based on my own experiences and I only recommend products that I truly believe in.