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THE DRESS EDIT LOOKBOOK: HOW TO STYLE SPECIAL OCCASION OUTFITS (PRETTYLITTLETHING)

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Saturday, April 20, 2019

LOOK TO CONTROL ACNE & MAINTAIN HEALTHY SKIN WITH THE AZCLEAR SKINCARE RANGE


Maintain healthier looking skin and control acne with the Azclear range... 

For those who are looking to reduce and control acne/blemishes on the skin, Azclear Action offers a range of products that looks to solve that problem. It's an affordable acne-prone skincare range that's made available at major pharmacies including Chemist Warehouse in-stores and online. Recently, I revamped my skincare products around to incorporate three new products from their range including their Foaming Wash, Day Moisturiser (with SPF 30+) and Soothing Gel (with Avemide 15 & Vitamin B3). All of these products are designed to help with maintaining your skin and most importantly they're effective and non-comedogenic. 

Their Foaming Wash is a super gentle product and is best used for those with pimples and acne. As it is foam based, it lathers really nicely on the skin and is formulated to reduce acne. The Day Moisturiser (which comes with SPF 30) is a great day to day product as it helps to reduce redness and improves your skin's hydration. 

What I love about this moisturiser is that it's very lightweight and is not too oily on the skin. (It's non-comedogenic too). And last but not least I tried out their Soothing Lotion which is perfect for maintaining the hydration levels on your skin. It reduces any discomfort and irritation on the skin and it doesn't contain any fragrances, colours, etc. It comes in the form of a pump sized bottle which makes it hygienic and easy to use. 

For more information regarding the Azclear Action range, head over here to learn more. 

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

INTRODUCING ESSANO 'MAN' - A POWERFUL, NATURAL SKINCARE RANGE


Now there's no excuse for your man to steal your skincare products... 
Essano (New Zealand's No.1 natural skincare brand) have finally introduced a line made especially for men, featuring 'Man'... a simple skincare range which helps to reduce irritation while improving the skin's overall appearance. This is perfect for all the men out there wanting to achieve glowing and fresh looking skin. 

Man by Essano was developed when Shane Young (Essano's co-founder) was suffering from irritated skin realised that the market needed to offer more gentle and natural products made suitable for sensitive skin. It is true that there are so many products that can prove to be harsh and strong on the skin. Man by Essano contains high quality natural ingredients which help to condition and calm the skin including Green Tea, Aloe Vera, Tasmania Pepperberry and Ginger extract. Hello good looking skin! 

Some products made available from their range includes their Everyday Moisturiser, SPF15 Moisturiser, Anti-Irritation Face Scrub and the Sensitive Face Wash. 

essano MAN is now available from Woolworths and Priceline worldwide. 

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What are your thoughts on the newest launch by Essano, 'Man'? 

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

MESOESTETIC HA DENSIMATRIX - THE PURITY OF HYALURONIC ACID IN DIFFERENT MOLECULAR FORMS


For those after some moisturising, anti-ageing and plumping action... 

So for those after all of the above effects for the skin, mesoestetic Pharma Group have launched their latest 'ha densimatrix' which is essentially a concentrate based on hyaluronic acid. This key ingredient helps to fight the signs of ageing and looks to leave your skin feeling well moisturised and hydrated. It's definitely ideal for those after some moisturising effects especially during winter as the hyaluronic acid helps to prolong these effects. 

The serum comes in a water-like gel texture and it's not oily at all. Simply use 3-4 drops over clean and dry skin and massage this all over your face. You will instantly feel the effects of the product absorbing into the skin. I tend to use my facial serums at night because as we sleep, that is when our skin cells regenerate which means the product will absorb better. 

So if you are looking to achieve plump, moisturised and youthful looking skin, definitely have a feel for the ha densimatrix serum. 

The ha densimatrix by mesoestetic, RRP $129 for 30ml, available via https://www.advancedcosmeceuticals.com.au/

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Have you tried out any products from the range before? 

Monday, April 15, 2019

TRANSFORM & REVEAL YOUTHFUL LOOKING SKIN WITH THE ageLOC TRANSFORMATION PRODUCTS BY NUSKIN


The complete ageLOC Transformation collection by Nuskin aims to cleanse, purify, renew, moisturise and reveal youthful looking skin. 

Promote healthier and youthful looking skin by looking to tailor your skincare regime to products which target anti-ageing. Recently, I checked out the ageLOC Transformation Kit by Nu Skin which features four powerful skincare products which look to deliver great anti-ageing benefits. This complete set works to cleanse, purify, renew, moisturise and reveal younger and healthier looking skin. 

Some benefits from using the products from the ageLOC Transformation set includes: 
  • Achieve a youthful, smoother skin texture thanks to its ingredient technology which stimulates collagen production, 
  • Evens out skin tone - you'll see less dullness and blotchiness of the skin, 
  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, 
  • Enhance your skin's overall radiance, 
  • Reduce the appearance of your pores thanks to cell renewal, 
  • Reduce the signs of skin discolouration thanks to a brightening technology which interrupts unwanted melanin production, 
  • Increase the overall hydration of the skin thanks to hyaluronic acid. 

The products I tried include: 
  • ageLOC® Gentle Cleanse & Tone - works to cleanse, purify, replenish and hydrate the skin. 
  • ageLOC ® Future Serum - looks to target the signs of ageing. 
  • ageLOC® Radiant Day with Sunscreen - super lightweight and made for everyday.
  • ageLOC® Transforming Night - a potent night cream which works to give you glowing and supple skin the very next morning. 

My thoughts

Overall, the ageLOC Transformation Kit by Nu Skin provides all of the much needed essentials to achieve youthful and glowing looking skin. It does retail for a higher price as it contains comprehensive skincare products that are potent and super effective on the skin. It's a kit aimed for those looking to target ageing skin and I can most definitely say that it does work to some degree. I've already observed my skin becoming more supple, soft and youthful looking. 

The ageLOC Transformation Kit by Nu Skin is available here

Monday, April 8, 2019

WHAT'S IN MY BELLABABY BOX FOR THIS MONTH?


Bellababy is a monthly subscription box containing an assortment of random beauty and baby products, perfect for all new mothers and mothers to be. 

The idea around the Bellababy box is that you get to try out new brands and products that are baby and mother related. For instance in this month's Bellababy box, there are products I've yet to try. This is perfect for sampling new brands and products before purchasing the full sized products at the supermarket. To get started with the Bellababy box subscription, simply head over here to join in all the fun. 

For this month's Bellababy box, I was quite intrigued with the selection of products which includes the following: 
  • Plunkett's Vita E Intensive Vitamin E Ointment (Full size) - This is perfect for smoothing over dry, irritated and damaged skin. I love how it's infused with rosehip oil which provides a great level hydration and moisture for the skin. 
  • Cleanears Wax Removal Spray For Kids (Full size) - I didn't even know this product existed until I received one in this month's Bellababy box. I've tried it on my little one and so far I think it does the job in helping to dissolve any ear wax.
  • Mater Baby Nappy (Crawler and sample size) - I do know that these are of high quality nappies so I definitely was impressed with having a sample in the box. 
  • Little Bellies Snack (Sample size) - My little one will be having solids within the next few months and I'm excited to introduce this snack to him once the time comes.
  • Mustela Gentle Cleansing Gel (Sample size) - I tried this on my little one last night and so far there wasn't any irritations on his skin which is amazing. I will be most likely purchasing a full sized product now that I know that it works for him. 
  • La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 (Sample size) - I love the products by La Roche Posay so I was happy to find this well known staple in the box. This product helps to heal minor skin irritations such as rashes, eczema, cracks and cuts that little ones may experience during their infant and toddler years, Not only can it be used for infants but adults also. 
  • Wotnot Facial Wipes Pocket Pack (Sample Size) - These are great for refreshing your skin or removing makeup. It uses 100% biodegradable cloths which is better for the environment. 
  • Modelco Luxe Creme Long Wear Lipstick - Truly a nice addition for all the Mums out there, especially when you are caring for a little one all day long. This is a creamy, buildable and highly pigmented lipstick which adds some colour to the lips.

Perfect for new mums, you can check out more information about the Bellababy box here

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Have you tried the bellababy box? 

NEW STYLING HAIRCARE PRODUCTS I AM LOVING THIS MONTH BY TIGI COPYRIGHT


It's Autumn and what better way to show off which haircare products I am loving... 


Custom Create Colour Lustre Oil 

Hair oils are perfect for those with colour damaged or dry brittle hair. This Custom Create Colour Lustre Oil works amazingly well especially if your ends are super dry and frizzy (just like mine) and your hair will feel smooth and conditioned after the treatment. Furthermore, this product even protects your hair from UV damage so bonus points for that. This product is blended with coconut oil which just smells so blissful and adds that extra shine for your roots and ends. 


Volume Lift Styling Spray 

This Volume Lift Styling Spray comes in the form of mousse which is easy to work with especially if you have fine hair. You can look to amplify the volume with this spray by looking to spray in your roots and working up some body by simply using your hands or brush. 


Heat Protection Spray 

I can't get enough of this heat protection spray as it's made to penetrate, condition and soften the hair. It's perfect for preventing further damage from heat styling tools and I've been using this product religiously. The oil is actually organically sourced which means that you reap all of the high quality ingredients from this product. 


For more information head over to TIGI's official page here. 


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Have you tried out any products from the range? 


Friday, April 5, 2019

TACKLE SKIN AGEING & ACHIEVE YOUTHFUL LOOKING SKIN WITH A SUPERCHARGED 1% VITAMIN A SERUM BY MEDIK8


Supercharged skin, yes please.... 


If you're looking to fight ageing skin, then you definitely need to evaluate which products work best for your skin. 

For a youthful glow I have been putting the Retinol 10TR+ Intense, Supercharged 1% Vitamin A Serum by Medik8 to the test. It's definitely a potent and advanced serum and it's perfect for those showing signs of ageing such as wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, etc.. 

Furthermore it acts as a super lightweight serum which absorbs easily on the skin. It does not feel heavy or oily which is great as you will be having this serum on your skin overnight. It's designed to complement your skin's nightly regenerative cycle as you sleep which is perfect because as you wake up, you'll start to notice a more supple and glowing appearance in your skin. 

Not only does this serum works to fight the signs of ageing but it also really helps to improve your skin's texture, balance out uneven skin tone, decongest the pores and giving them a minimised look in their size. It's definitely a strong serum that really looks to show results within a week especially focusing on ageing of the skin. With continued use, you can expect glowing and healthier looking skin. 


Image by Medik8 

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Have you tried out any products by Medik8? 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

NICK CHAVEZ (BEVERLY HILLS) LIVE AT TVSN 28-30 APRIL - QUALITY BEAUTY & HAIR PRODUCTS


For all of the TVSN lovers out there... 

Nick Chavez will be live at TVSN on 28-30 April 2019. He's one of the most sought after hairstylists in Beverly Hills and you will be amazed by his lavish range of skincare and haircare products that are currently available via TVSN. He has worked with numerous celebrities such as Ivana Trump, Maria Shriver and Queen Noor. 

His line of haircare products incorporate a combination of botanical and herbal ingredients with the latest technologies. Whether it's shine, body or volume you are after, there are a few products from the range to choose from. 

Some new products I tried out from his range includes: 
  • Flocker - (For wet and dry hair) - Great to add an extra lift to your hair style as it's very universal for a hair styling product. This product gives your hair the control that it needs especially on windy days. Or if you're after a little texture, volume or thickness, the Flocker is definitely for you. Available as part of the Nick Chavez Mini Flocker Trio. TVSN Price ($54.95), Item #135641. 
  • Velvet Mesquite, Hydrating Body Butter - Essentially a skin hydrator which leaves your skin feeling well moisturised and pump before a big event. It gives you the quickest relief from really dry skin. 
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Have you shopped via TVSN before? 


Tuesday, March 19, 2019

DISCOVERING NEW SKINCARE ESSENTIALS BY MADARA: REPAIR & HYDRATE THE SKIN


Repair & hydrate the skin with these new essentials by organic skincare brand, Madara for the cooler change. 

Lately I've been looking to revamp and rotate my skincare products to suit my skin's current condition. I tried and tested out a few new essentials by Madara to see what it could do for my dull, dry and dehydrated skin. 

The organic range as discussed in this post by Madara is available via Bio Beauty

Check out my thoughts below x


Madara, Clarifying Toner 

I love to use toners in general as it always leaves my skin feeling cleansed and exfoliated. I tried out the Clarifying Toner by Madara and one thing I noticed is that it left my skin looking less shiny and oily. This is perfect for those with clogged pores and oily skin, as this toner will help to regulate your skin's natural pH balance. 

I'd use the Clarifying Toner both morning and night with a cotton pad and apply it directly to my skin after cleansing. With continued use of the Clarifying Toner, you can expect your pores to look minimised and have less blemishes on the skin. 

Also, the toner is packaged in a 100% post-consumer recycled bottle which helps to reduce the volume of new plastic bottles made each year. 


Madara, Hydra Recharge Cream 

For an intense moisture locking product, I tried out the Hydra Recharge Cream by Madara. This cream is made for all skin types lacking moisture and hydration. I feel that this cream does a great job in looking to rescue your skin especially if your skin is looking dull and dehydrated. It has a nice consistency and absorbs easily onto the skin without leaving your skin feeling greasy. 


Madara, Repair Intensive Serum 

When it comes to the Repair Intensive Serum by Madara, I like to use this product at night right before I sleep. Simply pump and apply the product to your face and neck by using a gentle patting motion. This allows the product to seep into the skin better so that you get optimal results. 

My skin felt incredibly softer and smoother the very next morning so this serum definitely worked well for my skin. If you're after full skin rejuvenation effects, then the Repair Intensive Serum is an option to consider. 

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Have you checked out this brand before? 

Sunday, March 17, 2019

SKINCARE REVIEW: HYDRATE & RECHARGE THE SKIN WITH THE LATEST HYRD8 B5 INTENSE BY MEDIK8 (VEGAN FRIENDLY)


No artificial fragrances. No synthetic colours. No alcohol. No nasties. 


The latest Hydr8 B5 Intense by Medik8 is their newest addition to their range. Essentially it works as a lightweight, fast-absorbing serum which looks to moisturise, hydrate and keep the skin feeling supple. This serum contains hyaluronic acid which means it provides all day moisture and hydration for the skin. 

As for application, I'd only use about 2-3 drops a day and massage this onto my face and d├ęcolletage. Instantly you can feel the effects of the serum absorbing into the skin giving you this rejuvenated feeling to it. 

Ideally if you're after a skin ageing serum that can look to rejuvenate and replenish the skin - as well as provide all day hydration and moisture, then your best bet is the Hydr8 B5 Intense. 

I've used this for a few weeks now and already I have observed my skin feeling more hydrated and less dry. It's so perfect for the cooler seasons as our skin may become dull and dehydrated, which is why this product will definitely come in handy for Autumn and winter coming. For glowing and healthier looking skin, look for skincare products that contain hyaluronic acid, as it's the key in looking to prevent ageing of the skin. 



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Have you tried this out as yet? 

Thursday, March 14, 2019

GET THAT EVERYDAY NATURAL GLOW FOR YOUR SKIN WITH THESE SIMPLE BEAUTY ESSENTIALS


Are you after that all natural healthy glow? 

These perfect essentials by Milk & Co. and LUMA will help you to achieve that and there's no need to cake the face. I've been loving Milk's Ultra Light Face Moisturiser which contains Vitamin E, Aloe Vera and Jojoba Oil - three skin loving essentials. It's very lightweight and absorbs very quickly onto the skin (it doesn't leave any sticky or wet residue which is amazing). It leaves the skin with a light layer of moisture which is great for those with dry or itchy patches on the skin. This moisturiser is so refreshing and I've been reaching for it literally everyday. Also, it's made with 95% derived natural products! 


Ultra Light Face Moisturiser, Milk & Co. 

Available here. 




Source Image: LUMA 

Highlighter Sticks - On The Glow Highlighter, LUMA

To achieve a natural glow for the face, you will first need to work out which highlighter shades suits your skin tone the best. I've been trying out On The Glow Highlighters by LUMA and they're so creamy and it leaves your skin with a flattering glow. You can look to contour and build on your shimmery highlights with this easy to use twist-up stick. There's five shades to select from ranging from neutral bronze to a warmer blush tone.

Also, you'll be pleased to know that there are no parabens, sulphates and have not been tested on animals. 

Check out the swatches below to see the shades I tested out. 

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SWATCHES 


Above features On the Glow Highlighter in shades (Top to Bottom): 
Cashmere Casbah, Blush Nomad and Bronze Voyage. 

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What's your favourite highlighter shade? 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

NEBULOUS NOSTALGIA: GRANDMA'S PUNCH, POMEGRANTE & STRAWBERRIES BY GLASSHOUSE FRAGRANCES


GRANDMA'S PUNCH: POMEGRANATE & STRAWBERRIES,
TRIPLE SCENTED CANDLE

Originally launched in 2018, Grandma's Punch in Pomegranate & Strawberries by Glasshouse Fragrances is back again after much popular demand. Turn up the party with this fruity punchy candle which contains an updated recipe of pineapple, pomegranate, strawberries, apple blossom and a pop of vanilla. The overall scent reminds me of a fruity cocktail packed with so much punch to it. It's definitely right up my alley and what better way to enjoy this candle at home with a few cocktails in hand (alcoholic or non-alcoholic). The metallic blue packaging of the jar stands out so beautifully and it would definitely make such a great decorative item for your home living space. 

Grandma's Punch is all about the fresh notes of strawberries, vanilla and of course pomegranate. For those after a fruity and sweet fragrant candle, you'll absolutely fall in love with this fine selection.  

TOP: Fruity pomegranate 
MIDDLE: Fraise Des Bois, Apple Blossom 
BOTTOM: Musk, Oriental Vanilla, Coconut 

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



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Are you a Grandma's Punch fan from the Glasshouse Fragrances range? 

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

EXPLORING LOVE BEAUTY & PLANET - VEGAN FRIENDLY SKIN & BODY CARE PRODUCTS


Introducing Love Beauty and Planet
A new beauty brand that believes in small acts of love to make you and our planet a little more beautiful. 
Love Beauty and Planet is the new sustainable and vegan brand that helps you to make a difference in your everyday beauty routine. It's all about being happy and making your planet a better place. 

There are five blends of nourishing shampoo and conditioner products from the range, four fragrant body washes and three indulgent body lotions. The conditioners are made to be 'fast rinse' which means that they don't just replenish and rehydrate the hair - but they're made to help you save water too. 

All of the formulations of the product is 100% vegan and their bottles are made 100% recyclable. Talk about being environmentally friendly. 

For more information, you can check out more via their official page here

The Love Beauty & Planet products is available from Woolworths, Coles and Chemistware House Stores nationwide from March 17th 2019. Prices RRP between $8.99 - $14.99. 

My thoughts...

Now I did have a favourite product from their newest range which I have been really enjoying, featuring their Body Lotion with Moroccan Argan oil and Lavender aroma.

This custom blend works to refresh and moisturise your skin, leaving you feeling super relaxed and calm. Pop some onto your legs, hands and body to feel the relaxing aroma of lavender. 

This body lotion leaves my skin subtly fragranced with its lavender aroma and feeling well hydrated. It's absolutely ideal for those with dry skin because moisturisation is the key to achieving healthier and glowing skin. 



Acre Eatery - at the Love Beauty & Planet product launch event. 


The Panel discussion. 


Up close and personal with the beautiful range. 


Coconut Water and Mimosa Flower Body Lotion. 

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Are you excited to try these out? 

Monday, March 4, 2019

PROTECT-A-BED: MATTRESS PROTECTOR (TENCEL FITTED COT) & QUEEN SIZED CUMULUS - DUST MITE PROTECTION



Recently I tried out the Mattress Protector, Tencel Fitted Cot by Protect A Bed which is best for those with sensitive skin. It features a hypoallergenic super smooth, non-irritating sleep surface.The material is very soft and comfortable for babies and it's the perfect mattress protector I've tried to date. Mattress protectors are ideal to protect the cot from spills, stains and most importantly dust mites. 

Furthermore, I find that when I don't use the mattress protector, my little one always shows signs of some redness or itchiness which may be caused by dust mites. The material used with the mattress protector feels softer than silk and is more absorbsent than cotton itself. It fits on a standard cot mattress easily and without any hassles. Just like a fitted sheet, it's made easy to wash and dry with your washing machine.

Overall, the quality of the fitted mattress protector feels incredibly durable. I love how it's waterproof, breathable and super soft for bubs to sleep on. I can already tell that his skin has significantly improved and I will definitely be shopping for more mattress protectors from this brand. 

"Did you know approximately 30% of us are allergic to dust mites - one of the most common triggers of asthma and allergies as well as a known trigger for irritant and eczema." 



And onto the next Fitted Sheet Protector, I tried out the Cumulus Fitted Waterproof Mattress Protector in the size Queen and the TENCEL Signature Series Pillow Protector by Protect-A-Bed. It's a soft, comfortable, waterproof and breathable mattress and pillow protector which looks to protect your mattress and pillows from spills, stains and dust mites. 

The material is incredibly soft and ever since I've had the protectors on my bed, I felt that I've had a good night's sleep as there's less itchiness. The mattress and pillow protectors pop, where the mattress protectors fit on easily just like a fitted sheet. With winter coming, you can be rest assured that there will be no more sleepless nights. (Even my little one agrees)


Featuring the Cumulus Fitted Mattress Protector and Pillow Protectors by Protect-A-Bed 


Close up 

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Have you tried any of the range by Protect A Bed? 

For more information, head over to https://protectabed.com.au/