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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

MY TOP 3 PREGNANCY SKINCARE ESSENTIALS TO BE PACKED IN MY HOSPITAL BAG!


Here's a snapshot of my MUST have skincare essentials I'll be packing in my hospital bag.

Just to give you an overview of these products by Weleda, they can be used for everyday. I've found these to be really effective for my skin, whether I'm looking to even out my stretch marks and skin to simply staying dry under the arms - I'm definitely loving these top three products by Weleda

Check out my Top 3 skincare essentials for pregnancy below: 


Nipple Care Cream, Weleda, RRP $30.95 

I've heard that in preparation for breastfeeding and during pregnancy, Mothers will encounter sore, tender and cracked nipples...which is why a Nipple Care Cream by Weleda comes in handy. Even if you suffer from dry nipples, this product still works amazingly well as it's super light weight. 

Thanks to Aloe Vera, Marshmallow and natural plant oils, they work well together to soften and care for the nipples, providing the much needed relief. 

I'll be definitely packing this product in my hospital bag as I feel that it will be super handy to have. It's better to be prepared than never! 


Stretch Mark Massage Oil, Weleda, RRP $27.95

I've been switching it up with my massage oils because I wanted to see what other products will work for my skin. As for Weleda's Stretch Mark Massage Oil (which helps to prevent stretch marks with its almond oil), I've been definitely using this product twice a day. Although I've been applying on various oils on my skin since the first trimester, I've finally developed stretch marks which are a natural part of pregnancy. 

After using this massage oil by Weleda, I feel that it has definitely reduced the amount of stretch marks on my skin. It also does a great job in leaving my skin feeling moisturised, supple and toned. The Stretch Mark Massage Oil only uses natural ingredients such as Sweet Almond Oil, Vitamin E, Rose, Neroli and an extract of Arnica which specifically helps to prevent stretch marks from forming. 

With continued use of the Stretch Mark Massage Oil, you can look to expect a prevention of stretch marks as it also helps to increase your skin's elasticity and smoothness. You won't exactly see the stretch marks go away completely but it's a great way to keep the areas well nourished and moisturised. 


Pomegranate 24-HR Roll On Deodorant, Weleda,
 RRP $16.95 

I'm loving this deodorant featuring Weleda's Pomegranate 24h Roll-On which leaves fresh and fruity notes of orange and davana. This is definitely one essential I'll be packing in my hospital bag because it will come so handy for those sweaty underarms. This product works well without plugging the pores and it's also free from nasties such as aluminium salts, fragrances, raw materials and colourants. 

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Have you tried any of the above? 

What do you consider as a MUST HAVE for packing in your hospital bag? 

Monday, October 22, 2018

HOW TO TACKLE SKIN PIGMENTATION FEATURING THE JOJOBA COMPANY - LIMITED EDITION - PIGMENTATION DYNAMIC DUO PACK


Look to love your skin, unconditionally. 

With Summer just around the corner, this could bring on more beauty concerns such as sun spots and pigmentation. If you're after a skincare pack that looks to protect and brighten your skin, then the Limited Edition Pigmentation Dynamic Duo Pack by The Jojoba Company may interest you. They're Australian made/owned and are not tested on animals which is amazing. 

The Duo pack comes with a bonus 20ml protective day cream SPF15 (as well as including their Natural Pigmentation Oil) which RRP $39.95 and can be purchased online here. This pack is perfect for those looking to reduce their age or dark spots as well as brighten up the skin's complexion. Everything you need to kickstart the process of evening out your skin tone is included in this handy duo pack. It's also a great pack for those who haven't tried out this brand before, that way you're able to try out the products for yourself to see whether it works for you or not. 

The Natural Pigmentation Oil (30ml) is clinically proven and is made to reduce pigmentation, sun/age spots, redness and uneven skin tone. When used on a daily basis, you can expect your skin to look more refined and moisturised. This oil is rich in jojoba which is perfect for revealing a healthier glow. If you're still new facial oils, then you'll be pleased to know that you can look to expect results within 6 weeks of use. 

After using this oil for about a month now, I have really noticed my skin complexion looking much brighter and toned. I have observed less obvious dark spots and freckles on my skin which is a fabulous result! 

As for the Protective Day Cream SPF15, it's a very lightweight product that works to protect the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays. Most importantly, this protective day cream does not clog the pores and protects the skin from the signs of anti-ageing. Looking to apply on a day cream with a SPF factor to it - is so important when you're out in the sun and exposed to the harmful UV rays. 


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Have you tried any products from The Jojoba Company before? 

Saturday, October 20, 2018

THE TOP 3 REAL TECHNIQUES CULT-CLASSIC BRUSH SETS YOU NEED IN YOUR MAKEUP KITS!


We all know that Real Techniques is Australia's number one selling makeup brush brand...here are some of the top 3 brush sets you need! 

Of all of the brushes I've tried by date, the Real Techniques brand is by far the best I've tried out so far. They offer brush kits for every beauty lover out there, especially if you're after a specific set that does a certain job. Each of the brushes have been designed by Youtube sensations Sam & Nic Chapman, where they offer 100% cruelty-free synthetic brushes. 

A few months back I recently attended a Make-up Masterclass hosted by award-winning Australian make-up artist, Sarah Laidlaw who has been using the Real Techniques brush range with her clients. 

Sarah says: "It really is surprising how many Australians still use their fingers to apply makeup! As well as being a much more hygienic option, using a makeup brush really does give a much more flawless finish, ensuring makeup stays on longer and uses less product so those favourites last longer. Once people 'tool up' with Real Techniques, they won't look back, application is quick, easy, and of course results in a professional makeup finish."  
When it comes to the quality of the Real Technique brushes, I've found that it doesn't shed as much hairs as the other brushes I've used in the past. The bristles are super plush and very gentle on the skin. The soft fibres help you to achieve a flawless and high definition finish which is why I've been loving these brushes so much. 

The Top 3 brush sets by Real Techniques includes of the below: 


Flawless Base Set, RRP $47.50 

This is the perfect starter kit to create a natural and flawless look. The kit comes with four brushes being the contour brush, detailer brush, buffing brush and square foundation brush (plus a brush cup to store all of the brushes neatly in between uses - I find this so handy). I love how sturdy these brushes feel and they're easy to hold and grip. 



Sculpting Set, RRP $47.50 

These brushes are designed so that if you're looking to accentuate any of your favourite feature, this is the perfect kit to get! The kit comes with a sculpting brush, fan brush and setting brush which is perfect for finishing your overall makeup look. Once again it comes bonus with a cup holder which allows you to store your brushes neatly. 



Enhance Eye Set, RRP $45

Last but not least, you cannot go wrong with this great value set which features five essential brushes you need to enhance your overall eye look. It comes with a medium shadow brush, crease brush, fine liner brush, shading brush and a lash separator (plus the storage cup). These are all good quality brushes which help you to achieve a flawless eye look. 

For more information about the Real Techniques brushes, you can head over here. 

Otherwise, Priceline is your best stockist for the Real Techniques brushes if you're based in Australia. 

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Have you tried any of these brushes before by Real Techniques?  

Friday, October 19, 2018

SPRING TREND: FINDING THE PERFECT POP OF ORANGE FOR THE LIPS FEATURING YSL BEAUTY


Are you after the perfect pop of orange? 

Happy Friday beauties! I recently discovered two gorgeous new shades from the YSL Beauty collection featuring their Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick (in shade 46 Orange Perfecto) and the Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain (in shade 48 Orange Graffiti). 

These shades are so perfect for Spring/Summer coming because I feel that it gives more of a youthful, fresh and playful look. The pop of orange look definitely brings back some KPOP inspiration as it's still a popular shade trending in Korea, especially among many Korean female stars. 

Ladies, if you're after something different and wanting to try a new look then make sure to get with the bright orange lipstick trend for this Spring and Summer. 

Here are my favourites to achieve the perfect pop of orange: 


Rouge Volupte Shine, Oil-in-Stick, 
in shade #46 Orange Perfecto, YSL (RRP $57) 

These lipsticks are incredibly creamy and offer a luminous shine. They're also enriched with six luxurious rich oils which leave your lips staying well conditioned and softened all day long. I'm really impressed with the staying power of this lip product as it's so comfortable and hydrating to wear on the lips all day long. It offers a gorgeous sheen for the lips which somehow make them appear more plump and fuller (no need for lip injections here). As for its overall scent, it smells super fruity and sweet making it a pleasant lip product to use for everyday. 

Beauty tip: You can also dab a little of the lip product onto the cheeks to make them pop with a subtle gorgeous colour! 

PRODUCT VARIATI


Rouge Pur Couture, Glossy Stain, in shade #48 Orange Graffiti, 
YSL (RRP $57) 

The Rouge Pur Couture Vernis a Levres Glossy Stain is a revolutionary lip product that combines the texture and shine of a gloss, with the long-wear of a stain. It offers a lightweight texture that instantly melts onto the lips, delivering an intense glossy shade for the lips. It's very long-wearing for a Glossy Stain and the colour is super intense and vivid. You can look to layer on the Glossy Stain on top of the Rouge Volupte Shine, Oil-in-Stick by YSL. 

As for the applicator tip, it comes with a unique slanted tip and soft short bristles which allow for a flawless and precise application. 

Overall, the lip product is incredibly long-wearing and I can definitely wear these on the lips for all day and night. If you're after colour that stays on, then you cannot go wrong with the Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain. 

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SWATCHES 



From top to bottom: 

Rouge Volupte Shine, Oil-in-Stick, #46 Orange Perfecto 

Rouge Pur Couture, Glossy Stain, #48 Orange Graffiti 

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The perfect pop of orange inspo! 




Source: Pinterest

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For more information of where to purchase these YSL lippies, head over to their official website here


Thursday, October 18, 2018

CREATE A SOFT, VALENTINE & ROMANTIC LOOK FEATURING URBAN DECAY'S LATEST NAKED CHERRY EYESHADOW PALETTE - NOW AVAILABLE AT MECCA MAXIMA

 

I created this soft, valentine and romantic look by using the latest Naked Cherry eyeshadow palette by Urban Decay. This palette is a must have in your make-up kits! 


Beauties...did you hear that the Naked Cherry eyeshadow palette by Urban Decay is finally now available at Mecca Maxima? (So exciting!) 


For those who just discovered the Naked Cherry palette by Urban Decay at Mecca Maxima, you guys are in luck. I am just in love with the romantic and warm shades being offered in this eyeshadow palette. There's a sultry mix of 12 never before seen, cherry-hued neutrals which all help you to achieve a flattering warm look. My favourite look of them all has to be the soft and sultry style which looks unique and warm. There's definitely a beautiful selection of shades to select from especially if you're after more of the warm toned cherry shades. 

Upon swatching this eyeshadow palette, I found the formula to be very pigmented and the colours simply popped when applied to the eye lids. There's a combination of soft mattes and sexy metallics of which you can easily create a warm and romantic look (perfect for a girl's night out or even date night). The colours are so rich that they can easily be worn alone or blended together to create a sweet and sultry look. The shades aren't too red or aggressive which makes it pleasant to play around with. (Imagine the warm-toned endless makeup looks you can create with using this palette) 

As for the usual packaging, the palette comes with a double ended smudger/crease brush and mirror making it perfect for travelling on the go. The brush works amazingly well especially when it comes to blending and buffing out any rough edges. You cannot go wrong with their packaging as it's always aesthetically pleasing to look at. 

Overall, this has got to be one of my favourite palettes from the Urban Decay range because it's well suited to my skin tone. I always love a mix of matte and metallics to play around with because this gives you the option to create various looks. As for the eyeshadow shades, they're soft and highly pigmented which makes it all worth it for this gorgeous palette. 

The Naked Cherry Eyeshadow palette by Urban Decay RRP $83 at Mecca Maxima. 


How gorgeous is this palette? 


Check out the beautiful pigmented shades from the Naked Cherry eyeshadow palette by Urban Decay Cosmetics. 

Image source: makeup.com


Loving the Naked Cherry palette by Urban Decay, who else loves this?





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What do you guys think about the latest Naked Cherry palette by Urban Decay? 

Have you popped into Mecca stores yet? 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

YOUR EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK OF NEW & LUXURY SKINCARE BRAND 'ROYAL LA PERLE ROSA' LAUNCHING VERY SOON

 

Beauties! Get ready for an exclusive sneak peek of a new skincare brand launching very soon..
featuring Royal La Perle Rosa. 

When it comes to the beauty and skincare industry, it's so exciting to observe new product and brand launches. Companies and brands are constantly innovating their products so that we can enjoy and reap the benefits of achieving healthier looking skin. 

Skincare is so important for me because it's all about considering which products to use and what works for my skin. 

So...are you guys ready to hear more about this latest sneak peek? 

Royal La Perle will be looking to launch very soon and you'll be pleased to know that they're a global company with offices in Paris, Hong Kong and Sydney. They have two brands under their line being LIONIA and Royal La Perle Rosa.

My first impression of Royal La Perle Rosa Skincare is that all of the products come in such beautiful pink and luxury packaging. Some of their product lids represent pink jewels which definitely makes the product stand out from the crowd. 

Their skincare range has been inspired by the lustrous beauty of the pearl and you'll be pleased to know that their products and ingredients combined all help to fight the signs of ageing whilst brightening and hydrating the skin. The potent age-control formula includes Pearl Powder (a powerful antioxidant mix which incorporates Resveratrol, Vitamin C and E), Collagen, Sodium Hyaluronate and Rosa Botanical Oil when combined all helps to absorb into the skin where it looks to hydrate, revive and brightens your complexion. Furthermore, the other added benefits includes protection from fine lines, uneven skin tone, dehydration and inflammation caused by ageing. 

Check out what's NEW from Royal La Perle Rosa Skincare: 


ROYAL LA PERLE, Rosa Vitality Serum (15ml), 
RRP $208 

The Rose Vitality Serum looks to combine Pearl Powder, Collagen Peptides, Vitamin C & E, Sodium Hyaluranate and Rose Oil which helps to firm, smooth and brighten up your skin's complexion. Having a product that targets the visible signs of ageing is essential if you're after youthful and smoother looking skin. 

Did you know Rose Rugosa Flower Oil helps to increase cell viability and elasticity? It's always a lovely feeling when you know that your skin is feeling so soft and supple. 

With continued use of the Rose Vitality Serum, you can expect to see the skincare benefits below: 
  • Reduces the appearance of enlarged pores 
  • Improves your skin's radiance making it appear much brighter 
  • Evens out your skin tone
  • Visible reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

Featuring Rosa Vitality Serum by Royal La Perle Rosa. 


ROYAL LA PERLE Rosa Brightening Mask
 (Pack of 5 sheet masks), RRP $208

I'm all about face masks because they're so easy to pop onto the face, making them so perfect for a pamper session at home. The Rosa Brightening Mask helps you to achieve brighter and glowing skin whilst looking to reduce the appearance of dark spots. The sheet masks are packed with antioxidants including Kakadu Plum (full of Vitamin C) as well as Geranium and Rosa Rugosa

After using this mask, you'll see how refreshing and moisturised it will leave your skin feeling. I felt that these sheet masks fit comfortable around the contours of my face and observed that the serum absorbed so much easily onto the skin. I always love to apply on the facial sheet masks whenever I'm winding down at night - it just feels so relaxing and soothing. 

Some of the key skincare benefits of using the mask includes: 
  • Boost moisture for the skin
  • Skin appears much brighter and radiant 
  • Reduces the appearance of uneven skin tone and dark spots


Checking out the new Royal La Perle Rosa skincare range 


ROYAL LA PERLE, Rosa Deep Hydrating Face Cream, RRP $358

How pretty is the packaging right? I'm always attracted to luxury packaging. The gorgeous Rosa Deep Hydrating Face Cream is ideal for those with dry skin as it looks to brighten, moisturise and protect your skin from the signs of ageing. Thanks to its collagen peptides, Vitamin C and Aloe Vera, this cream helps to leave your skin feeling fresh, soft and supple. You can choose to use this both morning and night especially after cleansing your skin. 

Look to apply this Hydrating Face cream onto the skin both morning and night after cleansing and toning. 

Some of the benefits include: 
  • Nourished and brighter looking skin 
  • Reduces the signs of ageing such as fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentation 


ROYAL LA PERLE, Rosa Hydrating Mask
(Pack of 5 sheet masks), RRP $208

For extra hydration for the skin, you'll love the Rosa Hydrating Masks. They're super nourishing and leaves the skin feeling supple, hydrated, plump and refreshed. 

The sheet masks are full of antioxidants including bilberry, resveratrol and vitamin E, when all combined leaves the skin looking refreshed. I loved using this face mask as it literally left my face feeling so hydrated and awakened. 

Skincare tip: Look to pop on a face mask after cleansing because the ingredients in the face mask will absorb better onto the skin. 

With continued use of the face masks, you can look to expect: 
  • Hydrated and radiant looking skin 
  • Protection against free radicals 
  • Leaves the skin feeling refreshed  

ROYAL LA PERLE, Rosa Eye Cream, RRP $278

The eye cream is made to awaken tired and dull looking eyes. It's made with a combination of anti-oxidants, collagen and jojoba oil, which all work to replenish moisture levels and reduce any eye puffiness. This is a nice and refreshing eye cream to use as it works to make you look less tired. It has a soft and creamy texture to it which leaves the skin under your eyes feeling comfortable and hydrated. 

Some benefits to using the eye cream includes: 
  • Skin appears radiant and brighter 
  • Less tired looking eyes and a reduction in puffiness and dark circles 

The Royal La Perle Skincare range will be coming soon. More information regarding of where to purchase will be updated on this blog post when appropriate. 

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What do you think of the new skincare range? 


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

CREATE A SWEET & LUXE LOOK WITH BOBBI BROWN'S LATEST LIP #LUXELIP RANGE


In just one swipe, Bobbi Brown's latest #Luxelip collection delivers impactful colour and shine to the lips...

Perfect for a romantic look or date night, these new #Luxelip colour lipsticks by Bobbi Brown are incredibly pigmented, long-lasting and leave your lips looking beautiful. 

I was so excited to try out two new lipsticks from Bobbi Brown's Luxe Lip colour range featuring the Luxe Liquid Lip High Shine and Luxe Matte Lip Color. Their formula works for my lips as I didn't experience any stickiness or dryness after application which is impressive. 

The NEW Luxe Liquid Lip High Shine and Luxe Matte Lip Colors are available at Bobbi Brown's official website here.  

Check out the latest newbies below x


Luxe Liquid Lip High Shine, Bobbi Brown, RRP $56 

These are so luxurious and comfortable to wear on the lips for all day long. This lip product offers a vibrant shade of colour as well as a luminous light-reflective glow. It somewhat reminds me of a liquid lipstick but more of a high quality and pigmented liquid lipstick

The lip product doesn't leave the lips feeling sticky and I literally wore this on my lips for more than 3 hours without having to retouch which is amazing. I tried out the shade Mod Pink 5 (see below) which features a soft medium pink shade that looks elegant on the lips. I really love this shade as it's perfect for a day or evening out. 

Overall, it's definitely a must have if you're after some impactful colour as well as having a little shine to the lips. You can be rest assured that it will be very long-lasting for a liquid lipstick. 


I am wearing shade in Mod Pink 5, Luxe Liquid Lip High Shine by Bobbi Brown 




Luxe Matte Lip Color, Bobbi Brown, RRP $56 

This is Bobbi Brown's best selling Luxe Lip Color range and if you're after a luxurious and comfortable matte lipstick, you'll fall in love with this one. This matte lipstick features pure matte powder pigments which leaves you with amazing full coverage and a lightweight feel for the lips. It's very long-lasting which means that you can literally rock this on the lips for the whole night (for at least 12 hours to be exact). 

There are 18 shades made available which offers a variety to choose from. Pictured below, I am wearing shade Fever Pitch, which is a vibrant poppy orange. I actually don't mind this shade on my lips as it's very youthful and playful looking. Most importantly, it's such a beautiful shade for an evening date night. 


I am wearing shade in Fever Pitch, Luxe Matte Lip Color by Bobbi Brown 

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Have you tried any of these yet by Bobbi Brown?  

Monday, October 15, 2018

HAIRCARE NEWBIES: TRESEMME'S NEW REPAIR & PROTECT 7 HAIRCARE RANGE


TRESemme recently introduced their latest Repair & Protect 7 range. Have you tried them out? 

The new TREsemme Repair & Protect 7 looks to shield from the seven signs of styling. This is the very first salon-inspired range to incorporate bond repairing products that have been specifically designed to help you to achieve healthier and beautiful looking hair. 

If you constantly style your hair, you'll start to see that the damage can leave your hair feeling dry, weak and brittle. Thankfully, the new Repair and Protect 7 range by TREsemme works to repair and protect your hair from further damage. Essentially, the formula works by penetrating deep inside the hair fibres, repairing any broken bonds that's caused by styling and then looking to lock in the protein structure of each hair strand. 

After trying out a few products from the range, my hair definitely feels smoother and healthier (as well as having fewer hair breakages). With the weather heating up, what we'll find is that we might look to style the hair more frequently. This is why it's essential to use products that work to penetrate deep inside the hair fibres and repair any broken bonds. 

From the TRESemme's Repair & Protect 6 range, I looked to try out the following products: 
  • TRESemme Repair & Protect 7 Shampoo (RRP $10.99 | 75ml) - This is a super lightweight shampoo (that's infused with Biotin) and works to cleanse the hair whilst leaving it feeling stronger and healthier.
  • TRESemme Repair & Protect 7 Conditioner (RRP $10.99 | 75ml) - And it's not complete without the conditioner which looks to nourish the hair, leaving it feeling smoother and silkier. I felt that this conditioner didn't weigh my hair down which is ideal.
  • TRESemme Repair & Protect 7 Instant Recovery Mask (RRP $7.99 | 300ml) - I tend to use hair masks about once a week. For the Instant Recovery Mask, it works as a deep conditioning treatment which repairs the damaged bonds in your hair strands. This mask was super easy to use whilst in the shower and smells quite pleasant. For salon-inspired treatment, definitely look to invest in this hair mask as it looks to leave your hair feeling replenished. 
  • TRESemme Repair & Protect 7 Pre-Styling Spray (RRP $7.99 | 300ml) - So before you look to style your hair, you can look to use the Pre-Styling Spray which helps to prime and detangle your hair. I've been using this spray quite frequently on my ends as I felt that it has really helped to reduce further split ends. The mist is very lightweight and it doesn't weigh the hair down which is amazing. 

If you're looking to purchase the new hair care products from TRESemme's Repair and Protect 7 range, they're now made available in selected retailers and major supermarkets. Alternatively, you can check out www.tresemme.com.au for more information. 

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Have you checked out any of these products as yet?