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Friday, September 21, 2018

ICONIC SPANISH JEWELLERY & FASHION HOUSE TOUS, RELEASES NEW FLORAL MUSK FRAGRANCE


Look to experience an idyllic oasis of tranquility with the latest floral musk scent by Tous... 


Recently I tried a new fragrance by Tous (featuring the Les Colognes Concentrees), which combines a freshness of citric fruits, a woody musky scent as well as flowers to evoke a warm aurora. Tous strives for their products to evoke certain atmospheres and feelings. 

The blend opens with top notes of peony, a tangy citrus scent which smells just like mandarin. There's heart notes of rose water and jasmine, followed by base notes of Sandalwood and Musk. The fragrance represents an invitation to take time for yourself to enjoy an oasis of peace, without worry or stress. 

This is a beautiful scent if you happen to enjoy the essence of Floral Musk. As for its packaging, it looks super sleek and adorable with its minimalism theme. This scent simply lifts my mood and is so inviting for everyday, I literally have been wearing this on daily. 

The Tous Les Colognes Concentrees is available at Priceline, RRP $45/100ml. 

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Which scent are you rocking for this spring? 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

TRIED & TESTED: FEATURING THE NEW TOTAL TEMPTATION BEAUTY COLLECTION BY MAYBELLINE


Have checked out the latest beauty collection by Maybelline? 

Beauties, get excited for the latest collection by Maybelline featuring their NEW Total Temptation set which consists of the Total Temptation Brow Definer, Shadow + Highlight Palette and Mascara. These are now currently available in Priceline, Chemist Warehouse, Coles, Woolworths, Target, Big W, Kmart and also via selected Pharmacies nationwide. 

These make perfect everyday or going out beauty essentials if you're after a new set of  products that are super affordable and can help to create simple, stunning looks. As for their overall quality, I've found that their Shadow and Highlight Palette is reasonably pigmented which gives of amazing colour to the eyes. As for their Mascara, it looks to lengthen the lashes giving them a voluminous natural look. And last but not least, their Brow Definer helps to shape your brows really well thanks to its cream to powder formula. 

Check out the latest from the NEW Total Temptation Collection below: 






Total Temptation Brow Definer, RRP $17.95

We all know that some girls just can't leave the house without doing their brows. Thankfully, there's the new Total Temptation Brow Definer which uses a rich pigmented cream to powder formula to help you to create natural and defined looking brows. The Brow Definer comes with a retractable angled tip applicator which allows for a firm and precise stroke (mimicking natural fine brow hairs). It also comes with a fluffy spoolie brush which helps to shape and fluff out your brows. 

Overall I've been loving this product as it's so easy to use in the morning and most importantly it allows me to create and define natural looking brows. The application is super easy and the fact that it comes with an angled tip - actually allows me to easily fill in the brows with ease. 




Total Temptation Mascara, RRP $21.95

Here's a mascara that won't leave your lashes clump or flaky. It's actually enriched with coconut nectar which easily glides through your lashes and builds up volume within every stroke. I actually quite enjoyed using this mascara as it looked to amplify my lashes with more volume which looked very natural. 

As for its bristle brush, it combs through the lashes easily and doesn't leave you with that clogged look - essential for when you're looking to create voluminous and natural lashes. 



Total Temptation Shadow + Highlight palette, RRP $29.95

I had to save the best for the last...say hello to the Shadow and Highlight Palette from the Total Temptation Collection by Maybelline.

The aesthetics of the shadow and highlight look so amazing especially with its wavy embossed ridges - which makes the palette seem more enticing and interesting to play with. This palette contains eight stunning eyeshadows (ranging from the indulgent peaches and muted mauves shades) as well as two highlight colours. This is their creamiest shadows I've seen to date and as for pigmentation, they are quite reasonable. There's a mix of matte and shimmer shades which is perfect for creating both day and night looks from this palette which is wonderful. 

Overall, I've been reaching out for this palette quite often as the shades are not too overly dramatic looking and are perfect for an all day wear. 


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Do you have any favourites from the new Total Temptation Collection range as yet? 

Sunday, September 16, 2018

BIORE JUST LAUNCHED THEIR LATEST RANGE OF CLEANSING MICELLAR WATERS


Get excited for Biore's latest range of Cleansing Micellar Waters....

If you're familiar with using micellar waters, then you may be excited to learn that Biore have launched their brand new range of Cleansing Micellar Waters (which are now available). Micellar waters are designed with a no-rinse method which means that it helps to cleanse and purify the pores (without having the need to use water). I've been using micellar water to remove my makeup including waterproof mascara. 

What makes the Biore range so unique is that they contain a higher concentration of micellar cleansing agents so that you get the maximum results of cleansing. The formula works gently on the skin and removes make-up with such ease. There's no need to tug on your skin! 

Biore's Cleansing Micellar Waters comes in either Baking Soda or Charcoal and have been developed to be pH balanced, oil-free and comedogenic. They are so perfect for taking off your make-up and making sure that your skin feels refreshed, cleansed and balanced. If you feel that you need to rinse your skin right after removing makeup with the micellar water, then you can by all means do so. The cool concept of having the no-rinse formula is that it's great for when you're travelling. (Biore's Cleansing Micellar Waters also come in a handy travel size)

For example, Biore's Charcoal Cleansing Micellar Water is actually developed for those with oily skin. It works to remove dirt and oil whilst absorbing oil and reducing shine from your skin. 

As for their Baking Soda Cleansing Micellar Water, it has been formulated for those with combination skin which again works to remove dirt and oil. I felt that this micellar water didn't strip the skin's natural oils which is essential. 

Biore's Charcoal and Baking Soda Micellar Waters RRP $10.99 (300ml) or $4.99 (75ml), and is available at Coles, Woolworths, Priceline Pharmacy, Chemist Warehouse and independent pharmacies. 

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Who is excited to get their hands on Biore's Cleansing Micellar Waters? 

Saturday, September 15, 2018

MY MUST HAVE HAIR CARE ESSENTIALS TO PROTECT & HYDRATE THE HAIR FOR A WEEKEND GETAWAY FEAT. ESSANO

When it comes to packing my haircare essentials for the weekend, I always opt for products that smell blissful and work amazingly well for my hair... 

Here are some of my favourite Essano hair care products I've been loving lately and would consider packing in my luggage for my next Spring/Summer vacation: 


Acai Berry Colour Protect Conditioner, 
Essano (RRP $15.99) 

This colour protect conditioner contains powerful anti-oxidant Acai Berry Oil and natural UVB Filters which help to retain your colour as well as provide UB damage from the harsh sun. It's great for those who colour their hair on a regular basis and are after a product that really looks to deliver shiny and effective results. When it comes to applying this product onto the hair, you'd only require a small amount as a little goes a long way. 



Coconut Milk, Hydrating Conditioner, 
Essano (RRP $15.99) 

For a product that's full of vitamins, minerals and amino acids, it helps to deliver results leaving you with healthier, shinier and nourished looking hair. This product smells amazing of scented coconuts and I just couldn't get enough of its exotic scent! 


Essano, Argan Oil of Morocco, Recovery Hair Mask, Essano 


I always love to pack a hair mask in my luggage because when you're travelling, I find that my hair can feel super dry, dull and lifeless. That's why I've been loving the Recovery Hair Mash by Essano which derives from their Argan Oil of Morocco range. It contains an exotic blend of natural oils and essential vitamin needed to treat dry and stressed looking hair. This product is must have! 

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Have you tried out any of the hair care products by Essano? 

Friday, September 14, 2018

LOOK TO TRANSFORM YOUR SKIN IN AN INSTANT - NEW SKIN CORRECTING PRIMERS BY LOREAL PARIS MAKEUP


Have you guys seen the latest new skin correcting primers by Loreal Paris? 

Now you can look to correct, perfect and extend your makeup wear with the latest from the Loreal Paris makeup range. These new Infallible Primers are now available in pharmacies and variety stores in case you want to get your hands on these. They RRP $25.95 each and come in 20ml size bottles - making them perfect to pop into your handbag or makeup travel bag.

There are four types to pick from ranging from Mattifying Primer, Anti-Redness Primer, Pore Refining Primer and the Luminizing Primer by L'Oreal Paris. If you're a primer girl just like myself, you'll be pleased to know that they come in easy to use pump-sized packaging which makes life easier. 

Here's a rundown of how each of the primer works below: 


Pore Refining Primer 

This is perfect for blurring your pores and concealing any imperfections on the skin. After an even finish for the skin? This baby will look to give you that smooth skin surface! 


Anti-Redness Primer 

This primer is great for neutralising any redness on the skin - perfect for those who occasionally get random red patches. The primer works to smooth out the skin's surface making it ready for makeup application. 


Mattifying Primer  

If you suffer from oily looking skin, then you'll definitely be needing this Mattifying Primer. It works to absorb any excess oil on the skin leaving you with a mattified skin complexion. 


Luminizing Primer

If you're after a fresh and dewy glow, then the Luminizing Primer works to leave you with a luminous glow. It contains pearl pigments which enhances your overall complexion. 

For more information, make sure to head over to L'Oreal Paris official website here. 

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Are you excited to try out these new skin correcting primers?

Thursday, September 13, 2018

ALL HOURS STICK FOUNDATION - AN OIL-FREE FOUNDATION STICK IN LONG-WEAR CREAM TO POWDER FORMULA


Get ready for a whole new level of convenience, thanks to the All Hours Stick Foundation by YSL Beauty. 


That's right guys...YSL Beauty have recently launched their latest All Hours Stick Foundation which is my new and favourite product I've tried out so far. The Foundation Stick offers up to 24-hours wear, comes in a silkyvelvet matte texture as well as being buildable coverage. This is perfect for those on the go because the stick fits right in your purse or handbag. There's no need to lug a heavy bottle of foundation around because this foundation stick will have your make-up dilemmas sorted. 

So essentially the All Hours Stick Foundation by YSL has a medium to full coverage (making it very buildable according to how you'd normally wear your foundation). It's considered as an oil-free based foundation because it doesn't leave your skin looking greasy or oily at all. The overall finish is velvet matte, which is perfect for those with oily and combination skin. 

Furthermore, you'll be pleased to know that the product is free from nasties such as parabens and sulfates, making it an attractive product to wear for your everyday coverage. As the product comes in a stick product, it's made perfect for those on the go. Simply pop it into your handbag and apply to the skin wherever you may be! 

For more information, simply check out their official website here





YSL All Hours Stick Foundation 

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Have you tried out the latest All Hours Stick Foundation by YSL? 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

NEW LIPSTICKS I'VE BEEN LOVING THIS SPRING FEATURING THE NC HYDRA BRILLIANCE 50TH ANNIVERSARY LIPSTICKS BY NUTRIMETICS


Nutrimetics are celebrating 50 years of beauty by bringing back their favourite shades once again. 

I recently tried and swatched their latest NC Hydra Brilliance 50th Anniversary Lipsticks (RRP $30), which come with a lavish and creamy formula. They've also been enriched with Aquatic herbs which leave you with a rich and hydrating shade for the lips; Vitamin E and C for smoothing out the lips. 

The very first thing that I noticed about these lipsticks was that they're incredibly nourishing and hydrating. They didn't leave my lips feeling flaky or dry which is essential when it comes to lipsticks. These lipsticks offer a more vibrant and brighter shade which are true to the original shades. It's always good to see the classic shades being revamped and reformulated so that you get a better wear for your lipsticks. 

Overall, if you're after some nourishing lipsticks that offer a rich colour for the lips, then definitely do check out the NC Hydra Brilliance 50th Anniversary Lipsticks by Nutrimetics. 

You can find more information at the Nutrimetics Official website here

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And now what you were waiting for.... 

SWATCHES 


From top to bottom: 

Cupcake 

Lobster Bisque 

Marshmellow 

Frosted Grape

Aztec Bronze

Coral Silk 

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Have you tried out any of these lipsticks yet? 

Which is your favourite shade? 


Monday, September 10, 2018

GET THE JET-SET GLOW WITH THE NEW PERFECT BRONZE GLOW-PLEXION BY STUDI0 10


Look to get your glow on...
Studio 10 just launched their super lightweight fluid which comes in a flattering mid-tone shade that works for all. The shade consists of a balance between red and brown tones, which is perfect if you're after that golden glow for your skin. This product is free from nasties such as paraben. 

The Perfect Bronze Glow-Plexion does not feel too heavy on the skin which is amazing as it's very lightweight and comfortable. The formula blends and buffs easily on the skin and you can achieve a full bronzed glow for the face within minutes. I also noticed that it did not leave the skin feeling or looking caked which is essential. 

There are so many ways to wear the Perfect Bronze, Glow-Plexion. As it's very hydrating for its formula, you can either wear this alone, over your makeup or mix it in with your moisturisers or foundations. I love to pump about 1-2 drops into my daily moisturiser so that it gives me a natural and light bronzed glow. To get a natural look, always look to blend outwards to achieve that sunkissed glow. Next, finish off with a light wash across the eyes, nose and neck. 

Overall, this product is perfect for if you're wanting to achieve a quick-bronzed glow for the face and neck. It's very enriching and hydrating for a bronzing fluid and most importantly, it helps to smooth the skin's surface. 

The Perfect Bronze Glow-Plexion is now available at Marks & Spencers, Feel Unique or online via www.studio10beauty.com



Featuring the Perfect Bronze Glow-Plexion by Studio 10 

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Have you tried this product yet? 

Sunday, September 9, 2018

TRIED & TESTED REVIEW: SKIN LONG-WEAR WEIGHTLESS FOUNDATION SPF15 BY BOBBI BROWN


For a full cover, oil-free shine control foundation...Bobbi Brown introduces their Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation SPF15...


Ladies, if you're looking for full cover and a foundation that controls shine and oil, then you may be interested in checking out the Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation (SPF15) by Bobbi Brown. Recently, I've been reaching for this foundation to see what it can do for my skin in terms of coverage, long wear and whether it's natural looking. 

The results? It's uses a skin-loving formula which simply glides onto the skin leaving it looking mattified and natural. It does not feel too heavy on the skin and instead it's very comfortable and breathable to wear. Most importantly, this foundation does not leave you looking 'cakey' which is so important because you really want to steer clear of foundation products that doesn't work for the skin. I felt that it helped to deliver a natural coverage which looked smooth, crease-free and colour-true

You'll also be pleased to know that the foundation contains skin-loving ingredients which leaves your complexion looking and feeling hydrated. Essentially I'd have to say that it is one foundation that's made for all conditions and one where you can wear on the skin for all day long. 

Benefits of the Skin Long-Wear Foundation SPF15 by Bobbi Brown: 
  • Breathable formula that leaves you with flawless, smooth and fresh looking skin
  • Gives your skin a nice matte coverage without looking flat 
  • Contains Marine Sugar Cane and natural mineral powders to help curb oil and shine
  • Provides a sufficient level of hydration to your skin thanks to Vitamin E & C and Shea Butter 
  • High performance wear formula which means it's sweat, water and humid resistant wear 


What's great about this foundation range is that there are 30 skin tone correct shades made available (giving you the best colour match possible). 

The Skin Long-Wear Foundation SPF15 by Bobbi Brown RRP $70 and is available at Mecca Maxima, selected David Jones and Myer stores, Debenhams and the Bobbi Brown Studio Mosman store. Otherwise you can hop online via www.bobbibrown.com.au and www.adorebeauty.com.au




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Have you checked out their Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation by Bobbi Brown yet? 

Saturday, September 8, 2018

WHAT'S IN MY HANDBAG FOR THIS SPRING? FEATURING THE STUNNING & PRACTICAL NEOPRENE TOTE BAGS - PLUS 15% DISCOUNT BY USING THE CODE 'LIVIA'


When it comes to my bag, I always ensure that I've got all of the essentials that I need for the day. 

If you're constantly on the go (just like myself), then you need a bag that carries all of the essentials that you need for the day. You just never know when you'll need to touch-up your make-up, fix your hair and simply refresh yourself during the day. 

Aside from the usual snacks and food, here is what I usually pack in my handbag for my everyday essentials: 


Eclipse Gum/Mints - Let's be honest...you just never know when you'll be feasting on a sandwich that contains tonnes of onion! It's always a great idea to pop a packet of mints in your bag so that you have it handy there. 




Dior's Backstage Contour Palette - This is one of my favourite palettes which is available at Sephora stores. This gorgeous palette features four beautiful shades that's made for contouring and shaping your face. 


Cocoa Woods Eau De Parfum by Nest Fragrances New York - Currently my favourite fragrance for everyday.


CC Oil Free Matte SPF 40+ by IT Cosmetics - I've just recently discovered this CC Matte cream by IT Cosmetics and it looks to cover your imperfections including blemishes and redness of the skin. It's my go to everyday coverage as it doesn't leave my complexion feeling oily. 


OUAI Dry Texture Foam - For the added texture during the day, I love to use the Dry Texture Spray by OUAI as it helps to give me messy and sexy waves. It's the ultimate transformation from a day to night look. 


Ardell Wispies Multipack - These are great if you feel you're going to misplace your falsies! I love to keep a pack in my bag for emergencies. (Just don't forget the lash glue) 


Sephora's Face Shimmering Powder - For an extra glow and highlight, I've been loving this palette by Sephora. It's small and practical to use whilst on the go. 


Sun Bum Lip Balm SPF 30+ - If you suffer from dry lips, it's handy to keep a lip balm in your bag. And it's even better if you can find one with SPF protection to it. 

Bite Beauty French Press Lip Gloss - For a hint of colour on the lips, I usually carry at least ONE lip gloss in my bag. I've been loving the French Press Lip Gloss by Bite Beauty which you can find available at Sephora stores and online. 



Hedzup Black Neoprene Tote Bag with Black & White Straps, RRP $119 - If you are looking for a practical and gorgeous looking bag, then you can't go wrong with the range of tote bags by Hedzup. My favourite that I've been using on a daily basis includes their Black Neoprene Tote Bag with Black and White Stripes. This tote bag can carry up to 5kg at one time without breaking which makes it very durable and sturdy. 

If you're sick of breaking your bags and in need of a practical bag (including those Mums out there who want something different apart from the typical nappy bags), then you're going to love the Neoprene tote. With every purchase of the Tote Bag from the Hedzup range, you also receive the Tote Bag Organizer for FREE which helps you to organise your things in tidy and neat way. Now you can look to organise your bag without the hassle of struggling to find things. Now how amazing is that?! 

The bag is made from 100% from Neoprene, is washable, versatile, lightweight, modern looking and has now become my everyday bag. I love how it's so practical and can hold so many things. 

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The Neoprene Tote bag comes in three sizes which include of the below: 

SMALL: 27W x 22H X 11D
MEDIUM: 35W X 26H X 13D

LARGE: 37W x 30H X 18D

Detachable Pouch: 22W x 12H

All measurements are in CMS.



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The features include: 
  • Handy clip to inside to hang or store your keys securely in the tote bag 
  • 2 x large waterproof internal zippered pockets (great for storing your valuables) 
  • Magnetic end buttons which gives you the option to reduce the size of your tote bag 
  • Internal headphone rubber socket to secure your headphones through 
  • Black sailing rope handles 
  • Removable base to give your tote more stability 
  • A canvas dust bag cover to store your bag 

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Where to purchase: 
  • To redeem 15% off the RRP off their range, you can look to use my code LIVIA upon checkout via their Hedzup's official website. 

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This is the Tote Bag Organizer that you receive FREE when you purchase a tote bag from Hedzup. It's the perfect bag organiser especially for Mums out there as you can keep things in each specific compartment. 


Featuring the Black Neoprene Tote Bag by Hedzup. 

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Have you checked out their bags yet?