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Monday, July 29, 2019

MY EVERYDAY MAKEUP ESSENTIALS FOR A MINIMAL 'NO MAKE-UP' LOOK


For the minimal/no-makeup look

My everyday makeup routine is kept to the bare minimum especially when it comes to the products that I use. I like to keep it simple with these everyday favourites by Genie Beauty. 


Cashmere Blush by Genie Beauty - Make those cheeks pop with colour with this super pigmented blush by Genie Beauty. It feels so velvety soft and it's such a cute product to have! It's available in two shades Sunrise and Sunset. 


Kabuki Brush (Small) by Genie Beauty - Everyone needs a kabuki brush especially when you're using powdered products. This cruelty-free travel sized brush is perfect for on the go! 


Million Dollar Lash Kit by Genie Beauty - Time to give your lashes a boost with this amazing duo by Genie Beauty. They help to create voluminous and beautiful thick lashes without causing any irritations to the eyes. 

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Have you tried any of these? 

UNBOXING JULY'S BELLABABY BOX - REVIEW: SKINCARE, BABY, MAKEUP


The Bellababy box has been created for all of the Mamas and little ones out there... 

We all love a little surprise in the box and that's what Bellababy aims to do. I've teamed up with Bellababy to give my honest opinions about their monthly boxes which cater to all of the Mamas out there. You'll be surprised by the variety of brands included and it's the perfect excuse to try out more brands. 

Here's what I received in this month's box: 
  • Allganic Baby Moisturiser (full size, 300ml) - I was super excited to receive another skincare product to try out on Bubs. This moisturiser is perfect for winter and it's made for all skin types to use. Free from nasties such as silicone, fragrances, colour...it's definitely a great alternative on the market. 
  • Olay Luminous Whip Moisturiser (sample size, 10g) - I've used this moisturiser before so I was definitely impressed to see a sample being included in the box. This moisturiser leaves you with a matte finish and it simply works to control shine. Perfect for those with oily to combination skin. 
  • Aromababy Barrier Balm (travel size, 10g) - This is perfect for traveling and you can easily include it into your Bub's nappy bag. It's a lovely barrier cream for irritated skin, rashes, dryness, etc. [Receive 20% off when shopping online via www.aromababy.com by using the code 'Bellababy' at checkout. Valid until 30th September only.] 
  • Manna Kadar Bloom Mascara (full size) - A nice addition to the box as you can never get enough of mascara. For fuller looking lashes, this mascara works to help you to achieve the results. 
  • Waterwipes (sample size) - What makes these wipes so unique is that it's made from 99.9% purified water and a drop of fruit extract - making it very gentle to use on baby's skin. I always love received the sample sized packets as they're great to pop in your handbag for emergencies! 
  • Whole Kids organic Sweet Potato Rice Wafers (sample size) - Jordan loved snacking on these wafers and what's great about them is that they're free from any sugars, fruit juices or concentrates. 
  • Dr. Lewinn's Private Formula Vitamin Infused Micellar Cleansing Water - (sample size, 30ml) - If you're after an alternative way to remove your makeup, you can always look to try out micellar cleansing waters. They cleanse and hydrate the skin at the same time which is nice when you're on the go. 
  • Palmolive Hand Sanitiser (sample size) - A must-have in everyone's handbag because you just don't know which germs you can catch. I love the lemon and white citrus scent from this product as it's super refreshing. 


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The Bellababy monthly subscription box allows you 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 which is perfect for new mums. 

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Have you tried the bellababy box before? 


Saturday, July 27, 2019

CRUELTY-FREE NEW BABY SKINCARE BY CHILDS FARM - PRODUCT REVIEW


Childs Farm is a new cruelty-free and dermatologically approved brand made suitable for little ones with sensitive prone skin. 

I'm all about safe and gentle products when it comes to my baby's skin especially when he has had eczema in the past. Recently I tried out a new baby skincare range, Childs Farm where they're cruelty free and are made specially for those with sensitive prone skin. 

Some products available from the range include their Hair & Body Wash, 3-in-1 Swim, Bubble Bath and Baby Moisturiser. These are the daily essentials that we use everyday for babies and so it was nice to switch up on the regular products that I use on Jordan. 

Their Baby Moisturiser is mildly fragranced and has been formulated to protect baby's skin. I loved how subtle and refreshing the products smelt for a moisturiser which is nice and not overly strongly scented. It did a wonderful job in looking to hydrate and leave my baby's skin feeling smoother than ever. I felt that it was very gentle on his skin and I didn't note any signs of irritations which is amazing. It works wonders on rashes - and so for his itchy skin this was just the perfect product for him. 

Also I have been loving their Hair & Body Wash as it smells refreshing of sweet oranges. Most importantly it's ideal for those with sensitive and eczema prone skin. If your little one suffers from rashes or skin irritations, then this is the perfect product to use. It leaves the skin feeling well cleansed without causing any irritations or redness to the skin. 

Other products from their range include their Bubble Bath (very gentle on the skin and a great way to make bath time fun for little ones) and the 3-in-1 Swim is an After Swim Care product which helps to rinse away any chlorine, leaving the skin feeling refreshed. 

The Childs Farm range will be available at Coles, or online






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What products are you using for your little ones? 

Thursday, July 25, 2019

RECHARGE YOUR SKIN WITH THE LATEST BY ELLA BACHE


Want to hear more about these amazing superfood duo? 

Ella Bache has recently brought out a superfood duo range which is their Spirulines Firming Day Cream and Spirulines Firming Night Cream. Both products aim to provide moisturisation and protection for the skin where it looks to target ageing of the skin. The products are full of natural collagen which help to protect the skin against environmental harsh aggressors. With continued use of the superfood duo (Firming Day and Night Cream), you can look to expect to achieve smoother, firmer and revitalized looking skin once again.

Spirulines Firming Day Cream - I loved the texture of this day cream and it felt comfortable to wear for all day long. It acts as a moisturiser which leaves skin feeling well hydrated and smooth. It does not contain any SPF so I do suggest to layer on some sunscreen if you're heading outdoors. 
  • Smooths, firms and protects the skin 
  • Super nourishing and great as a day moisturiser 
  • Free from nasties such as parabens 
  • Contains hyaluronic acid, Squalane, Spirulina and Wheat Germ Oil which helps to fight free radicals 

Spirulines Firming Night Cream - So in the evening I would follow my skincare routine with their Night Cream version. It leaves skin feeling so plump, refreshed and dewy - it's the perfect night cream for me. 
  • Smooths, firms and revitalises the skin
  • Free from nasties such as parabens 
  • Contains Spirulina, Hyaluronic acid which all help to plump the skin 

The above products are available in store at all Ella Bache salons nationally, David Jones and at www.ellabache.com.au


Tuesday, July 23, 2019

REVIEW - HOW TO DEAL WITH HAIR LOSS & ACHIEVE LONGER, THICKER HAIR: ADVANCED GROWTH HAIR SERUM BY HERO HAIR


For longer, thicker and fuller hair... 

Hero Hair offers a Growth Serum (RRP $99) which looks to target individuals with hair loss. After pregnancy I did notice my hair shedding from time to time which is why hair loss treatments have really taken me by interest. Knowing that there are products which assist in providing longer, thicker and fuller looking hair, I'm all about giving them a go to observe whether they work or not. 

Recently I tried out the Hero Hair Growth Serum (30ml), where you look to apply this on a daily basis. Basically it acts as an intensive leave-in serum (so no need to rinse) and it works to stimulate the scalp with its essential ingredients of vitamins, peptides and antioxidants. As a result you'll start to see your hair becoming more strengthened and conditioned, giving you fuller and thicker hair. It has been my second week of trying out the serum and so far I can see that my hair is feeling thicker already. I don't have any obvious bald spots so in terms of coverage, I can't conclude whether it helps to provide a fuller head. After pregnancy my hair just felt very thin and not as thick as it'd normally be. However, since using the Advanced Growth Serum, I've noticed the thickness it has left my hair feeling and looking which is amazing. 

In the box you're provided with the Advanced Growth Serum (30ml) and a silicone scalp brush (which helps you to apply the serum onto your scalp). 

For more information, you can visit their official website here


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Have you tried any other hair growth serums? What are your thoughts? 

Saturday, July 20, 2019

THE MAKEUP CLEANSER YOU NEED TO INVEST IN BY BOBBI BROWN


My favourite makeup cleanser of all time has to be the Makeup Melter & Cleanser by Bobbi Brown. 

The NEW Makeup Melter and Cleanser is a 3-in-1 cleanser, makeup remover and toner. It's the perfect gentle cleanser that works for me as it melts, cleanses and tones your skin all at the same time. Basically the cleanser bubbles into a lightweight foam (which feels so nice and comfortable on the skin), and it works to melt impurities, dirt, oil and makeup off your face. Skin is left feeling very cleansed and soothed which is perfect for removing makeup after a night out. From using this cleanser, I felt no irritations, redness or signs of discomfort making it very gentle on skin. 

What I love about this cleanser is that it incorporates natural ingredients such as Goji Berry Extract, Sugar Beet & Algae Extract, giving that fresh and natural scent to it. 

After using this cleanser, my skin feels so refreshed and rejuvenated. If you're after a makeup cleanser which doesn't leave your skin feeling dry or tight after cleansing, then I would highly recommend this makeup cleanser for a daily use. The cleanser is made suitable for those with normal to oily skin. 

The Makeup Melter & Cleanser is available at Bobbi Brown's online store, Myer, David Jones, RRP $60. 




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Have you tried the Makeup Melter & Cleanser? 

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

HOW TO ACHIEVE A DEWY MAKEUP BASE IN 3 STEPS - TIPS BY AUSTRALIA MUA NAOMI MCFADDEN


Want to know how to achieve a dewy makeup glow? 

Australian makeup artist Naomi Fadden shares her tips and tricks on how achieve that natural glow we've all been loving. I simply love the natural, dewy glow because it looks so effortless and simple. It suits just about any occasion and what better way to rock that look with three simple products by LUMA beauty, which is available at Priceline Pharmacies. 


Create that dewy glow with these products: 


Step 1Dewy makeup begins with your skin. You want to get as much moisture into it as possible. Combining an oil or serum with your moisturiser is key for achieving dewy skin. Luma’s Brighten Up Beauty Serum is perfect. 

Apply before your moisturiser or even mix a drop or two into your moisturiser. Tissue off any excess by blotting so your foundation stays put and doesn’t slide around. 


Step 2: Achieve a ‘lit from within’ kind of glow by applying a highlighting / illuminating primer next, try Luma’s Liquid Light Illuminating Primer. 

Apply with fingers; pat and work the product into the skin for a seamless application. 


Step 3: Apply your foundation sparingly, if possible using a damp sponge to keep the moisture in to keep your base looking light and fresh.

 Try Nu Skin Advanced Liquid Finish Foundation


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Thursday, July 11, 2019

TRIED & TESTED: NEW DERMATOLOGY INSPIRED MASKS BY RODAN + FIELDS


Face masks are an essential step for me when it comes to detoxifying my skin. 

Rodan and Fields recently launched their latest Dermatology-Inspired masks which deliver clinically-tested immediate results and long-term benefits to the skin. There are four new face masks which help to address main skincare concerns. Each of these face masks contain concentrated key ingredients such as their bubbling gel mask, a gold metallic-coloured cream mask and a formula with colour changing beads which is so intriguing. Each of the masks can look to redefine, reverse, unblemish and soothe skin. 

These face masks include: 
  • REDEFINE Rejuvenation Mask - a bubbling gel mask which looks to leave your skin feeling refreshed and smooth. Over time you can expect fine lines to be reduced which is perfect for those focusing on anti-ageing of the skin. The mask comes with biodegradable jojoba beads which helps to gently exfoliate the skin, brushing away any dead skin cells of the skin for a healthy glow. 

  • REVERSE Radiance Mask - a gold metallic cream mask which reveals a brighter and glowing complexion in literally 10 minutes. It contains Glycolic acid which helps with removing any dead skin cells on the surface leaving you with smoother and baby-soft skin once again. Furthermore it even has Turmeric Extract which helps to boost luminosity and even out the skin tone. 

  • UNBLEMISH Clarifying Mask - an intensive Sulfur clay rinse-off mask which helps with reducing excess oil and acne over time. If you happen to suffer from acne and breakouts, this is your ideal mask. It works to cleanse the skin as well as unclogging any excess oils trapped underneath the skin. I quite enjoyed using this mask because I felt that my face looked smoother and less congested. 

  • SOOTHE Rescue Mask - perfect for those with sensitive and dry skin, this mask works to reduce any redness or blotchiness of the skin. Immediately after using this mask, you'll notice how clear and healthy looking your skin will look. 

Each of the above mentioned masks RRP for $83 (you get approximately eight applications in each). Available via www.rodanandfields.com.au, or through Rodan + Fields Independent Consultants. 


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Have you tried any products by Rodan + Fields before? 

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

NEW LIP LIFT METALLIC MATTE LIQUID SHINE BY MIRENESSE + SWATCHES


Vinyl shine. Plumping. Moisturising. 

These NEW Lip Lift Metallic Matte Liquid Shine by Mirenesse are perfect for sprucing up your lipstick collection. They're long-wearing and moisturising for the lips which don't leave them feeling dry. They offer high shine and come with a metallic matte finish as well as an infused Vitamin C lip filling treatment. Check out the swatches below. 


From top to bottom: 

Dazzle 

Stunner

Divine 

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Which is your favourite shade? 

Sunday, July 7, 2019

CREATE THAT PARISIAN NATURAL GLOW LOOK WITH THESE MUST-HAVES BY BOURJOIS



Are you ready to create a natural Parisian inspired natural glow? 


Image source: LovelySkin 

There are countless makeup products on the market, but one brand which has stood out to me has to be, Bourjois. Inspired by the Parisian life, their range is aesthetically pleasing and the products I've tried out have definitely worked for me. They're great to use for everyday (i.e. if you're after a basic and minimalistic look) or even to a social event (with a touch of glam). 

Let's get started with some of my favourites by the range, 


Highlighting Palette by Bourjois 


Hello at this chocolate bar inspired packaging. 


Fall in love with this highlighting palette, De'lice de POUDRE by Bourjois. 

Highlight those magnificent cheekbones of yours with this gorgeous Highlighting Palette by Bourjois (RRP $30, Priceline). First, can we just take a moment to appreciate how adorable the packaging looks? (For all of the chocolate lovers out there). This luxurious highlighting palette features four chocolate shades that are super lightweight in texture, as well as pigmented. It helps to add a subtle glow of bronzer, highlighter and blush to the cheeks for the added chic and glam look. 


Little Round Pot Blush, Bourjois (RRP $20, Priceline

How gorgeous is this little pot of blush, which also comes with a handy travel-sized brush. It helps to create the added sweet look to the cheeks. I love how its texture is soft and velvety which makes it very nice to apply onto the cheeks. 



Rouge Edition in shade 20 Poppy Days, Bourjois 

This long-lasting lipstick offers a beautiful and matte finish to the lips. The shade in Poppy Days is absolutely gorgeous, featuring a bright red/orange shade which definitely makes a statement. 


Eye Catching Extreme Volume Mascara, Bourjois 

I love the brush wand of this mascara as it looks to coat all of the lashes evenly. It features a high pigmented sensorial formula which brings out your lashes more. For bolder and thicker lashes, simply layer on the mascara to create more of that dramatic look. I experienced no clumping from using the mascara so it's definitely worth trying especially for its formula. 


Healthy Mix, Anti-Fatigue, Bourjois

For beautiful coverage and a smooth canvas for the eyes, I definitely recommend the Healthy Mix Concealer by Bourjois. It looks to leave the skin around the eyes looking more radiant and you'll instantly see your dark circles concealed. Also, the concealer comes with a fibre brush which makes it useful to create more of a precise and blended application. 


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Have you tried out any of these newbies by Bourjois? 

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

BEAUTÉ PACIFIQUE - THE SKINCARE LINE LOVED BY SUPERMODELS & EXPERTS

Beauté Pacifique is a revolutionary Danish skincare line proven tosignificantly rejuvenate skin.
They have been in the Danish market since 1997 where their Crème Métamorphique became an instant success. The product was mainly known for its effectiveness in helping to prevent and repair wrinkles and sun-damaged skin, thanks it its concentrated formula (perfect for penetrating the skin's deepest layers). 

21 years later the brand is loved by many supermodels and skin experts such as Jennifer Hawkins and Denmark’s Søren Hedegaard who is the make-up artist and hairdresser of Crown Princess Mary.

With the temperature dropping over in the southern hemisphere, it's the perfect excuse to revamp our skincare routine. Recently I got the chance to try out their SuperFruit Skin Enforcement range which includes their Day and Night cream, Micellar Water and Hydrating Facial Mist. These are products that I'd use for my everyday skincare routine, both morning and night. I really enjoyed trying out their Hydrating Facial Mist and Day/Night Creme from the SuperFruit Skin Enforcement range. 

The Facial Mist is perfect for an everyday spritz as it's so refreshing and a great option for boosting your skin's hydrating whenever it is feeling a tad try. Skin feels very rejuvenated and instantly hydrating after use. As for their Day and Night Creme products, these felt comfortable and lightweight on the skin. I love how it leaves the skin feeling well moisturised and reduces any signs of redness. 

What makes their SuperFruit skincare range so unique is that they include ingredients such as Longonberry stem cells (this works as an antioxidant fighting UV damage and increasing the skin's collagen), Green Tea (a natural extract which reduces redness from stressed skin and looks to reduce any signs of oiliness on the skin) and Apple Tea Extract (this helps to reduce further redness and acts as an antiseptic to prevent future breakouts and blemishes). 

The SuperFruit Skin Enforcement range includes of the below: 
  • SuperFruit Skin Enforcement Day Crème (Dry Skin) (RRP $68); 
  • SuperFruit Skin Enforcement Day Crème (All Skin Types) (RRP $68); 
  • SuperFruit Skin Enforcement Night Crème (All Skin Types) (RRP $115);
  • SuperFruit Skin Enforcement Micellar Water (RRP $49); and
  • SuperFruit Hydrating Face Mist (RRP $52).

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


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What are your thoughts?