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Thursday, November 23, 2017

TRYING OUT PURE, BENEFICIAL & SAFE TO USE SKINCARE PRODUCTS FEAT. ARBONNE'S RE9 ADVANCED ANTI-AGEING RANGE


There are skincare products that are pure, safe and beneficial such as Arbonne's latest RE9 Advanced skincare range...that's not to be missed. 

It has taken three years for Arbonne to develop their latest RE9 Advanced skincare line, which incorporates Sustainable Orange Stem Cells which means that it helps your skin to look more rejuvenated and youthful. With the cleaner formulas contained in these products, it means that they're able to deliver even better results for your skin. Also, they're formulated without animal-derived ingredients, PEGs or any synthetic fragrances which is great to know. Majority of the ingredients contained in these products are more botanically based. 

Recently I tried out their Smoothing Facial Cleanser and Corrective Eye cream. I thought I'd give them both a try because I was curious to see what their clean and botanical ingredients were all about. I'm constantly trying out different eye creams to see what works and what doesn't. 


RE9 Advanced Smoothing Facial Cleanser, RRP $44 

This facial cleanser contains a pearlescent crème formula which creates a light foam to wash away any dirt, oil and impurities on the skin. It also contains a plant-derived moisturiser in it as well which means it leaves your skin feeling really hydrated and super soft after cleansing.

I felt that this product didn't strip my skin or leave it feeling dry which is amazing to know. Ideally when it comes to skincare, I always look for products that don't dry out the skin or leave it looking flaky, dull and dehydrated. As for its fragrance, it doesn't have any harsh or strong smell at all which is ideal for those who are fussy about fragrant products. If anything it smells close to a natural botanical type of scent. This facial cleanser is made for all skin types to use including sensitive skin and really looks to give your skin an effective cleanse. 

Although this cleanser is placed on the more pricey end of the scale, it really looks to do a thorough job removing all of the impurities from your skin. 

RE9 Advanced Corrective Eye Cream, RRP $62 

If you're looking for an eye cream that deeply hydrates the eye area and helps to reduce the appearance of fine line, the RE9 Advanced Corrective Eye cream may be ideal for you. I tried this eye cream for about a few weeks and already found that it helped to provide a great level of moisturisation as well as reduce the appearance of puffiness and dark circles. (If you want to rid the appearance of dark circles and eyebags, using an eye cream such as the RE9 Advanced by Arbonne, will definitely help your situation). 

Results showed after about five days of using this eye cream, considering that I used it twice a day. With continued use of the corrective eye cream, you can look to expect the eye areas to look more radiant and youthful looking. (Say goodbye to tired looking eyes!) 

For more information, you can look to check out Arbonne's official website here

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Have you tried out any of the above products by Arbonne? 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

A NEW FRAGRANCE FOR WOMEN FEATURING VIVA LA VITA BY AVON


Look to live life to the fullest with this long-lasting crisp apple fragrance infused with mimosa essence and warm sandalwood by AVON. 

If you love crisp and fresh apple scents infused mimosa and creamy sandalwood, then you might take an interest with the latest fragrance by AVON featuring their Eau De Parfum, Viva La Vita. I would say that this fragrance is more on the floral and fruity side which is great as an everyday scent, and especially if you love your floral and sweet scents. It definitely reminds me of a fresh bouquet of flowers and it's nice to spritz this on for a lovely Spring day. 

Fragrance Notes 
Top notes: Crisp Pink Apple, Mandarin and Pink Grapefruit 
Middle notes: Rose petals, French Mimosa Essence and Magnolia 
Base notes: Vanilla Bean, Sandalwood and Cashmere Wood 

Overall, I just love this fragrance as it can be layered up with another scent if you're feeling creative. The Eau De Parfum by AVON also makes a great gift idea for Christmas coming (friends/family) as it only RRP $54.99 via Avon's official website. For a limited time only, it's currently on sale for $45 via their online store so make sure to get in quick. 


Featuring the eau de parfum, Viva La Vita by AVON 

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Have you tried any scents by AVON? 


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

HOW TO RID DANDRUFF USING PRODUCTS RICH IN ACTIVE INGREDIENTS & FREE FROM NASTIES FEAT. ORGANIC AND VEGAN BRAND, INSIGHT HAIR PROFESSIONAL


INSIGHT Hair Professional is a new haircare brand I recently came across. Their products are based on organic ingredients and are free from nasties. 

INSIGHT stock a range of treatment products which can be tailored for all hair types to create your own daily ritual of beauty and wellness. INSIGHT is a new organic and vegan range that has just launched in Australia. It's a one of a kind salon exclusive range that's 100% made in Italy and are made without any nasties including SLS, SLES, Mineral Oils, Silicon, Paraben or any Colorants. 

They offer an Anti-Dandruff range consisting of their Purifying Shampoo and Treatment, of which I tried out because I'm occasionally finding specks of dry flakes on my scalp. I came across some of their research where Eley laboratories studied a treatment that combines an advanced technology to the properties of natural extracts for a sebum-balancing, purifying and refreshing action. 

Also, for a deep nourishment and intense brightness for your hair, I would recommend their Rejuvenating Mask which falls under their Antioxidant range. It smells of fresh botanicals if you were wondering! 

Here's a breakdown of the products I used to rid my dandruff: 


Anti Dandruff, Purifying Shampoo, INSIGHT 

This shampoo contains antibacterial and fortifying properties which works to purify any unwanted dandruff on your hair scalp. The fact that it has an antiseptic and soothing effect on any irritated skin is amazing to know. If anything it's a really gentle shampoo to use and works incredibly well in helping you to rid dandruff, period. It even smells amazing and if I could describe it as something, I would say it's similar to a musky and fresh scent. 


Anti Dandruff, Purifying Treatment, INSIGHT 

So right after shampooing your hair, you'd proceed with massaging the Purifying Treatment over the scalp for at least once a day (for 2/3 consecutive weeks). To really achieve a successful outcome, you'd have to really stick to the ritual daily. As for the overall scent it's not too powerful which is ideal for a treatment that you're going to pop on your scalp. This is a wonderful active treatment to use if you're looking to fight dandruff. 


Antioxidant, Rejuvenating Mask, INSIGHT

And as previously mentioned, I've been loving this Rejuvenating Mask from INSIGHT's Antioxidant range. It works to give your hair a deep nourishment and intense brightness. Hair feels smoother and stronger which is always needed when your hair is looking a tad dull, dry and brittle. Once in a while, it's great to give it some rejuvenation. 

Overall, I truly enjoyed trying out this organic haircare range. I felt that it did a decent job in looking to get rid of my dandruff which is amazing. It doesn't have any harsh chemical smell to it which is ideal and with continued use, you can expect to be dandruff-free. 

All of the above mentioned products are available via http://www.cosmoservice.com.au/home/insight-professional/ 

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What's your tips on ridding dandruff? 

Monday, November 20, 2017

SNEAK PEEK AT THE 2ND HALF 2017 BEAUTY LAUNCHES BY L'OREAL PARIS


Can you believe that we're already in the 2nd half of the year and with few more weeks till Christmas...there's an excuse to roll out more innovative beauty products. 

Here's a little sneak peek into the latest 2nd Half 2017 Beauty Launches by L'OREAL PARIS. I was truly amazed by the latest beauty innovations because who doesn't love a little something new by a well known brand such as L'OREAL PARIS. 


Mega Volume Miss Baby Roll Mascara, RRP $21.95

For an all-day hold, you're going to love the Mega Volume Miss Baby Roll Mascara by L'OREAL PARIS. The brush comes in a spiral shape that brushes the lashes from the root to tip for an instant lash lift. You can build on the volume for your lashes by simply layering on more coats.


True Match Mineral Foundation, RRP $34.95 

This foundation claims to visibly improves your skin (including acne and blemishes) whilst giving you that all day and lasting coverage. It has been reformulated so that it looks to improve your skin's texture with 95% pure sea mineral extracts. This foundation did a fabulous job in looking to control the oil around my T-zone sections as well as allowing for a natural glow. The product comes with a matte finish which is perfect for controlling any shine. Further it's buildable which means you can look to create a natural foundation coverage for your overall look. 


Brow Artist Xpert, RRP $19.95 

This is their latest new mechanical brow pencil from their Brow Artist Range. For the tip, it's shaped in a triangle so that you get the most precise application. On the other end of the brush, you get a soft styling brush which helps to groom the brows into place for natural and buffed finished look. So far this is my favourite brow pencil for everyday because of how precise it allows me to fill in my brows. 


False Lash X-Fiber Mascara, RRP $28.95 

For an extreme false lash look, you'll fall in love with the False Lash X-Fiber Mascara. It comes with two ends, one being the eyelash primer and the other, the mascara containing 20X more fibres for that extreme look. The mascara works on two easy steps that doesn't cause any clumps or dryness with your lashes which is amazing. 


Glam Beige Foundation, RRP $24.95

For healthy glowing skin, the Glam Beige Foundation is great if you're after a lightweight formula. Provided that it feels super comfortable on the skin, it also looks to leave your skin feeling well moisturised. There are three shades available, the undertone self-adjusts to blend perfectly with all skin types. 


Magic Mani, RRP $19.95 

This is the ultimate one stop shop into fixing nail chips! It dries within 40 seconds which is definitely made for on the go. There are four shades available from their range being #2 Nude, #10 Red Rose, #8 Red ASAP and #13 Pink Time. Say goodbye to long drying nail polishes because you'll find this Magic Mani so handy! 


Infallible Lip Paints,  RRP $19.95

I've been loving these Lip Paints by L'OREAL PARIS. It features an innovative liquid formula which offers AMAZING pigmentation. The applicator comes in a sponge form which is of a teardrop shape offering for a precise application. The range is available is available in two finishes - Velvet Matte and High-Gloss Lacquer. 


Colour Riche Addiction, RRP $21.95 


These NEW Matte Addiction lipsticks by the Colour Riche L'OREAL PARIS range features a matte and intense colour pay-off which looks beautiful. It uses a soft gel base along with Camelia and Jojoba oils which leave your lips feeling well moisturised all day long. These are definitely of a soft matte finish and there's a large colour range to select from. 

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For more information, head over to their official website here

Are you excited for these newbies by L'OREAL PARIS? 

Sunday, November 19, 2017

FOR ACNE PRONE SKIN: BLEMISH AOX IS THE NEW BETA AOX, FEATURING THE OIL-FREE ANTIOXIDANT SERUM BY MEDIK8


The Beta AOX has gone through a revamp such as a new name, new size and new packaging. It still has the same formula and price (but with better value). Check out the below to learn more x


The Beta AOX by Medik8 is a powerful oil-free antioxidant serum which feels very lightweight on the skin. Essentially it's made for those with blemish prone skin as it contains Copper PCA which helps to prevent environmental damage and premature skin ageing. This serum us great for the acne prone skin as it helps to increase the skin's ability to repair itself and reduce the appearance of breakouts and scarring. 

With continued use of this oil-free antioxidant serum, you can look to expect the product fight any free radicals that can cause bacteria to thrive on the skin. Not only can this serum look to reduce the appearance of breakouts, but it's ideal for those looking to target premature ageing. 

How to use 
After cleansing in the morning/evening, apply a small amount onto the face or neck and leave to absorb completely before your regular moisturisers. 

They're now available at Advanced Cosmeceuticals

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Are you looking to target acne prone skin? 

Saturday, November 18, 2017

CHRISTMAS LIMITED EDITION REAL TECHNIQUES BAUBLES FEATURING MINI MEDIUM SCULPTING BRUSHES & MORE


With Christmas around the corner, Real Techniques have launched their Limited Edition Baubles Collection which is not to be missed. 

Real Techniques have recently launched their Limited Edition Baubles Collection featuring mini sized makeup brushes and sponges packaged in an adorable bauble. These are such great stocking stuffers/Kris Kringle options or alternatively as Christmas Tree ornaments. These travel sized makeup brushes and sponges are designed for those who are constantly on the go and don't want to carry full sized brushes around with them. They're definitely super handy to have! 

The Limited Edition Baubles Collection features six mini and regular sized tools inspired by their range. 

Each tool in the new Limited Edition Christmas Collection is priced at an RRP of $15.99:

1. Midnight Mini Contour Brush
2. Midnight Mini Medium Sculpting Brush
3. Midnight Miracle Sculpting Sponge
4. Dawn Mini Expert Face Brush
5. Dawn Mini Miracle Complexion Sponge
6. Dawn Miracle Mini Eraser Sponges

Availability: 
The first three tools of the Real Techniques Limited Edition Christmas Collection, Midnight will be available in-store at Priceline from 1st October 2017. The second half range, Dawn, will be available in-store at Priceline from 1st November 2017. 

All of the six tools will be available online from 1st October 2017 or via www.realtechniques.com.au


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Are you all excited for Christmas 17'? 

Friday, November 17, 2017

THE NATURAL ORGANIC ALTERNATIVE TO INJECTABLES FOR WRINKLES FEAT. THE ZK'IN LINE SMOOTHING SERUM


There's a natural alternative to injectables for your wrinkles such as the Line Smoothing Serum by zk'in. 

For a skincare product that looks to deliver results, I've been really loving the certified organic Line Smoothing Serum by zk'in which RRP for $59.95. It's a great product should you be looking to fight fine lines and frown lines. 

The Line Smoothing serum contains Acmella Oleracea plant extract (Gatuline Expression) and proven extract from the Paracress plant in Madagascar. Furthermore there are no nasties which means 95.05% contain certified organic ingredients. 

After a few days of using the Line Smooth Serum, I could see that it was helping to smooth out any sort of expression lines and wrinkles. With continued use I can look to expect a smoother complexion. My skin noticeably looked more youthful and smoother especially around my eye areas. The results are similar to what you'd get through injectables so why not opt for a pain-free and non-toxic method? It temporarily blocks the muscular contractions that contribute to facial expressions. 

Essentially I would use this serum by gently pressing it into the skin both morning and night. The texture comes in a gel form which absorbs so easily on the skin. Once again there are no chemicals or toxins in this serum which makes it ideal for those who love their organic based products. 

For more information, make sure to visit the official website by zk'in


The Line Smoothing Serum by zk'in 

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Have you tried any products from the zk'in range? 

MY TOP TIPS ON HOW TO CREATE INSTAGRAM WORTHY CONTENT & CONTACTING SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCERS


Ever wondered on how to create Instagram worthy content? 

It's all about creating your own unique content and most importantly, you need to have the Instagram app on your phone or tablet. If you don't have the app, make sure to head to the App store or Android store and to start creating your own profile and content. Creating worthy content all comes down to how you look to communicate an image - whether it's showing off your pair of favourite sneakers or perhaps a skyline view from New York. Find yourself an interest whether it be cars, makeup or whatever you fancy and learn to engage with your followers/fans/readers by posting photos that would capture interest. 

Instagram has grown exponentially over these past few years which has led to more users out there growing their own profile, page and even for businesses. Nowadays businesses are approaching Influencers more, as it's an effective marketing approach by tapping into a certain niche markets just like Generation Y and the Millennials. Let's be honest, these days it's all about scrolling through our News Feed on Instagram or Facebook which gets the message across for brands to end users. Personally, it's easier to remember content that I come across on my social media feed as compared to other marketing channels. (This varies from person to person of course). 


Here are my Top 5 Tips on how to create Instagram worthy content and going about with contacting influencers: 

  • TIP #1: Use your iPhone (Generation 6 and up) because let's be honest it's all about having an authentic vibe with your photos which can earn you more engagement. Be authentic and real. 


Image source: Mashable
  • TIP #2: Plan ahead as this reduces stress and gives you a better idea on how to build your content. Look to simplify things rather than over complicate things, whether this be the location, props or lighting. Get a notebook and start jotting down your ideas. 
  • TIP #3: Make sure there's good lighting as this tremendously helps with how your pictures turn out overall. I like to go with a mix of natural and artificial lights but we all know that natural light is always best. It can be tricky when you're indoors but always look to find a space with good lighting! 


  • Tip #4 - Have fun with your content by simply being yourself. Only you know what works and what doesn't. After all it's all about creating unique content and showing it to the whole world. 
  • Tip #5 - If you're a business and seeking to contact Social Media Influencers, simply visit Phlanx where it's an online marketplace for businesses to connect with Influencers. There's an extensive database of Influencers focusing on beauty, lifestyle, fashion, sport, food and more. This cross-collaboration portal allows businesses to post and respond to each other on joint proposals which can be in the form of gifted products for events, product placement or even via Influencer collaboration. Businesses can search for Influencers based on various filters such as location, category and size of the following. Phlanx is a great tool for businesses to seek what they need and tailor it to their own marketing briefs. 
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I hope you enjoyed my top tips on how to create instagram worthy content and how businesses can tap into the world of Social media Influencers! 

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

STAR STRUCK! MORE THAN MEETS THE EYES.....FEATURING NEW EYE PRODUCTS BY MIRENESSE


Mirenesse have released two new eye products featuring their Power Lift Superstar Eye Sheet Mask & the Power Lift Superstar Eye Serum.. 

As I'm constantly behind the computer screen everyday, I do tend to get dark circles and eye bags due to tiredness and strain from time to time. Thankfully, there are some beauty/skincare products in the market that can help to transform the eye area such as from the Mirenesse range. Have you heard of this brand before? 

Recently Mirenesse released two superstar products which I've been highly impressed with so far. The reason being is because I learned that the products are infused with ingredients which have been clinically proven to boost Collagen in your skin - leading to healthier and younger looking skin if that's what you're seeking. 


Here are two of their superstar products which I've been recently loving: 


Power Lift Superstar Eye Serum, RRP $69 

Now you can look to reduce the appearance of fine lines, puffiness, dark circles and discolouration. For me it was looking to fix my horrible dark circles situation. I really enjoyed using this eye serum because it absorbed very easily and it didn't leave my eyes looking puffy or tired. 

I've tried so many eye creams/serums on the market, and I have to say this particular eye serum has struck me by surprise. I felt that it allowed for an instant lift around my eye areas as well as leaving it feeling quite rejuvenated (it's certainly has a nice feel when you look to apply it under your eye areas). I am using this eye serum twice a day, morning and night. If you're looking for an eye serum that's lightweight and works, you need to get your hands on the Power Lift Superstar Eye Serum by Mirenesse. 



Power Lift Superstar Eye Sheet Mask, RRP $16 

I love to use these eye sheet masks because they're quite rejuvenating and it helps to keep my eye bags de-puffed. The Power Lift Superstar Eye Sheet Masks look to lift, brighten and rejuvenate the eye area leaving it looking younger and glowing. 

I would use one of these bad boys on at night when I simply need an instant lift to my eye area. When used on a weekly basis, you can look to expect decreased wrinkles and a brightened eye area. 


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Have you tried any of the products from the Mirenesse range before? 



Tuesday, November 14, 2017

GO MATTE CRAZY WITH THE ALL NEW ROUGE VELVET, THE LIPSTICK BY BOURJOIS PARIS


The new Rouge Velvet The Lipstick range features a beautiful bold and matte shade for the lips. 

This Spring/Summer 17' I'll be looking to rock more of the shades by Rouge Velvet, The Lipstick range by Bourjois Paris. They're seriously ultra-pure pigmented and come with a matte finish which is my favourite of course. There are 12 must have shades available from the range (across sophisticated to natural nudes to punchy pinks to reds) and I am excited to say that I've finally got to try them all out. Be sure to check out my swatches below to see what's your favourite shade. 

Most of the shades are from the "bold" scale so that means you get a luscious and beautiful finish with the lipsticks. Furthermore, they're very long-wearing on the lips, which means that they're perfect to rock on special occasions - plus you don't have to worry about touching up between food and drinks. I'm actually quite pleased with the new releases by Bourjois because they're definitely wearable shades for day and night! 

The Rouge Velvet Lipsticks contain a hybrid formula which contains a moisturising complex and balance between high pigment density and essential oils. The texture is pretty much of a velvety texture which feels silky soft and comfortable wearing on the lips. 

As for the packaging, it comes in a sleek tube, with the applicator tip shaped differently, so that it delivers the right amount of formula to apply colour onto your lips with the ultimate precision. 

Availability 
The Rogue Velvet lipsticks by Bourjois are now available in Priceline and selected pharmacies and RRP for $24. 



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SWATCHES 


From top to bottom: 
  • 01 Hey Nude! - I love how this nude beige doesn't go unnoticed on the lips. It looks to add a touch of elegance to your overall look. 
  • 02 Flaming'rose - This gorgeous rosy nude creates a subtle shade that enhancing the colour appearance of your lips. 
  • 03 Hyppink chic - Featuring a dusty rose shade that simply brightens your complexion. 
  • 04 Hip Pink - This is a slightly bright pink shade that looks trendy and fashionable for a special occasion. 
  • 05 Brique-a-brac - Another pretty pink brown shade that doesn't look over the top. 
  • 06 Abrico'dabra! - A fresh and soft peach colour that's so perfect for Spring/Summer. 
  • 07 Joli carmin'ois - After some bright orange action? Look no further because this shade is definitely a vibrant orange that just POPS! 
  • 08 Rubi's cute - For that signature red lipstick look, you cannot go wrong with this intense chic look. 
  • 09 Fuschia botte - A fuschia and blue undertone shade that's quite attractive! 
  • 10 Magni-fig - Okay berry lovers...this a deep and intense saturated purple that's full of colour. 
  • 11 Berry Formidable - For a chic and burgundy look, this is the shade to select. 
  • 12 Brunette - This a dark, reddish brown that looks sophisticated and glamorous. 

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What's your favourite shade?