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Saturday, July 21, 2018

LOOK TO ACHIEVE A YOUTHFUL RADIANT COMPLEXION WITH THE CRYSTAL RETINAL 6 BY MEDIK8


Now you can look to rediscover youthful skin with the Crystal Retinal by Medik8. 

The Crystal Retinal 6 by Medik8 features a potent overnight serum that looks to deliver a level of Vitamin A all thanks to retinaldehyde. The serum works miraculously overnight to help diminish the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines whilst promoting the skin's health. What sets the Crystal Retinal apart is that it's clinically proven to deliver up to 11x faster than classic forms of retinol. In effect, the product helps to leave your skin feeling firm, plump and resurfaced. 

Within trying out this product for at least 4 weeks, I could definitely notice my skin feeling more hydrated and healthier looking. Medik's time release stability system ensures that the Crystal Retina is released slowly and steadily throughout the night. As strong as the product is made out to seem, it's 100% gentle on the skin. I've noticed my skin complexion to look more radiant and restored with continued use. 

Skin benefits to using the Crystal Retinal: 
  • Helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, 
  • Works 11x faster than classic forms of retinol, 
  • Works to increase collagen production, 
  • Hydrates the skin so that it looks more plump and more youthful looking, 
  • Clears blemishes 

The Crystal Retina 6 by Medik 8 RRP $108 and contains 0.06% retinaldehyde, available via medik8.com.au



Featuring the Medik 8 Crystal Retinal 6 

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

LOOK TO TARGET CELLULITE, STRETCH MARKS & SKIN IMPERFECTIONS WITH THE COFFEE SCRUB FROM C LAB & CO


It's amazing what coffee beans can do for the skin...

You get the convenience of a coffee scrub in a tub with the latest 100% natural arabica coffee beans. The scrub is made with natural ingredients which means that there are no nasties included. The formula is enriched with Vitamin E, sea salt and other natural essential oils which leave your skin looking and feeling much smoother and healthier. I quite enjoyed using this coffee scrub because over time, I could really notice my cellulite and stretch marks reduce in its appearance. With continued use, I can look to expect better results for my skin. Plus, if you're a coffee lover like myself, you'll definitely enjoy scrubbing your skin with it. The aroma is simply addictive. 

When it comes to scrubs, I love to use them in the shower as it's just easier and more convenient. With continued use of body scrubs on weekly basis, you can expect your skin to feel smoother and silkier. 

The product comes in a 330g tub or a 100g travel pack. 

C Lab and Co Coffee Scrub (with Coconut) is available via Coremetrics or Priceline.


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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

LIP SWATCHES: REVIEWING THE NEW ROUGE PUR COUTURE & VOLUPTE LIQUID COLOUR BALM BY YVES SAINT LAURENT


 I take a deeper dive into swatching these beautiful lip products by Yves Saint Laurent Beauty. 

If you're after new luxury lip products, I've definitely been loving these newbies by Yves Saint Laurent Beauty, featuring their Rouge Pur Couture, Vernis A Levres, The Holographics and the Volupte Liquid Colour Balms. 

All of the below mentioned products by YSL are exclusively available via yslbeauty.com.au

See the below to learn more about what I thought of them x 


Featuring the new lippies by YSL Beauty 



Volupte Liquid Colour Balm in 
Shade 6 Undress Me Coral (RRP $57) 

This gorgeous lip balm looks to leave your lips with full looking colour as well as a dewy shine that lasts for hours (perfect for a girl's night out). The packaging is absolutely beautiful and it just has that whole chic and luxury appeal to it. I found the lip balm to be extremely moisturising and my lips felt conditioned for longer. Its formula consists of Shea butter, Vitamin E and Jojoba Oil which helps to soften lines, enhance lip texture and lock in moisture. 

For the shade in #6 Undress Me Coral, it features a lovely 'coral' warm pink/red shade that pops with a fresh tone of colour. It's perfect for wearing anywhere because it just has that 'dressy' look to it. I'm in love with this shade as I can simply apply it on and still have that hint of full colour to my lips, without looking like I have too much on my lips. 



Volupte Liquid Colour Balm in 
Shade 5 Watch Me Orange (RRP $57) 

This shade in #5, Watch Me Orange is a warm, citrus like shade for the lips. It makes your overall look more youthful as it's such a fun and playful colour to work with. This shade is great for social occasions and definitely a cooler and younger look to rock. 


Rouge Pur Couture Vernis A Levres The Holographics, Glossy Stain (RRP $55) 

Last but not least, the Holographics Glossy Stain in shade #505 Video Red combines the texture and shine of a gloss, with the long wear of a stain. The texture on this lip product felt extremely lightweight and it instantly melts onto the lips upon application. The tip on the applicator is slightly slanted making it easy for lip application and easy precision. 

The shade in Video Red features a deep and warm toned red that looks eye-catching and simply gorgeous.

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SWATCHES 


From top to bottom: 

Volupte Liquid Colour Balm - Undress Me Coral 

Volupte Liquid Colour Balm - Watch Me Orange 

Rouge Pur Couture, Vernis A Levres, The Holographics Glossy Stain - Video Red 


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What's your favourite shade? 

Sunday, July 15, 2018

BIODERMA H20 - MORE THAN YOU CAN SEE - NEW PRICE DROP ON THE SENSIBIO H20 MICHELLE SOLUTIONS


My go to makeup cleanser without water has to be Bioderma's H20 Micelle Solution. 

Did you know one bottle of Bioderma's Micellar Water is sold every two seconds around the world? 

The Micellar Water uses purified grade water which offers 100% safety and tolerance for the skin. The formula contains soothing active ingredients and cucumber extracts which do not leave the skin feeling greasy. I use Bioderma's H20 Micellar Water on a daily basis - in the morning after I wash my face, and at the end of the day to take off my makeup. It's the structure of the micelles which brings good lipids back into the skin. That's why skin is left feeling so soft and smooth after every application. 

You'll be pleased to know that the Micellar Water requires less cotton pads when cleansing which means that you experience less skin irritations since Bioderma's H20 has a physiological pH of 5.5 (also known as the natural pH of the skin). Furthermore, it's available for up to 50% less than the previous purchase price, starting at $10.99 (instead of $20.99), for the 100ml size. 

There are three ranges from the Sensibio H20 Micelle Solution which includes: 


  • Sensitive Skin - Sensibio H20 Micelle Solution (100m), RRP $10.99 - This is very gentle fragrance-free micelle solution that cleanses any impurities and makeup off the skin. It also works to maintain the skin's natural balance. This product is perfect for those with sensitive and intolerant skin, plus you can use it for the face and eyes. There is no rinsing required. 

  • Dehydrated Skin - Hydrabio H20 Micelle Solution (100ml), RRP $10.99 - This product is made for those with dehydrated skin and lacking the radiance for their skin. It helps to gently cleanse the skin, removing makeup from both face and eyes. 

  • Oily Skin - Sebium H20 Micelle Solution (100ml), RRP $10.99 - If you suffer from acne prone skin, this cleanser and makeup remover is perfect for you. The micelle solution uses the power of micelles to cleanse impurities (dirt and sebum) and removes makeup.



All of the above mentioned products is available from Priceline, Adore Beauty and Pharmacies nationwide. 

Overall, my favourite has got to be their Sensibio H20 Micelle Solution as my skin is sensitive. It doesn't leave my skin feeling irritated or red after cleansing and what's more is that you don't even to rinse your face after cleansing your face with the solution. It's super gentle and doesn't contain any fragrances which definitely works with my skin. 


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Saturday, July 14, 2018

BYE BYE BREAKOUT FULL-COVERAGE TREATMENT CONCEALER BY IT COSMETICS


For those with oily/acne prone skin, there's a full treatment coverage concealer that's perfect for you..

I'm loving the latest Bye Bye Breakout Full-Coverage Treatment Concealer by IT Cosmetics. It helps to hide your blemishes and give you the most flawless complexion within seconds. The product comes with a sponge tip applicator which makes it easy for application especially under the eye areas where your dark circles and eye bags are located. 

What took me by an interest is that it has been developed with plastic surgeons, and it has been specially created for those with acne prone skin. It does an amazing job in helping to cover blemishes, acne, redness and discolouration. Also, the concealer is formulated with anti-ageing ingredients as well as a AHA/BHA complex which instantly conceals blemishes/acne/scars, etc. 

I found this concealer to be super blendable which is great as it doesn't leave you with a caked on look. If you're after a full coverage concealer cream, you definitely need to check out the Bye Bye Breakout Full-Coverage Treatment Concealer. It's made with skin loving ingredients such as anti-ageing peptides, collagen, zinc oxide, kaolin clay, witch hazel, oatmeal, tea tree and more. You can easily wear this concealer alone or under your makeup when you're after the 'no tired and blemish-free' look. 

The Bye Bye Breakout Full-Coverage Treatment Concealer by IT Cosmetics is available at all Sephora stores or via Sephora's official website here. 






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Thursday, July 12, 2018

DR LEWIN'S REVERSADERM CORRECTIVE PEEL - LOOK TO FAST TRACK YOUR WAY TO BRIGHTER & SMOOTHER SKIN


For brighter and smoother looking skin, Reversaderm's Corrective Skin Peel by Dr Lewinns may be an option..

Reversaderm by Dr LeWinns has been created so that you can look to achieve brighter and smoother looking skin. It's essentially a leave-on gel where you would use it twice a week at night. The product contains 15% Alpha Hydroxy Acid Complex of Glycolic, Lactic and Mandelic Acids which help to resurface and diminish any skin imperfections. In effect, this leaves you with clearer and toned looking skin. 

The product contains a fruity grapefruit fragrance which isn't overpowering and smells bearable. So the peel simply works by application of the gel onto the skin where it's allowed to absorb. There is no rinsing required, so you can imagine what happens overnight? All of the dead skin cells will be removed and pores unclogged, allowing for a smoother and brighter complexion overnight. 

Since using this peel, I've found my skin to feel so much smoother and looking brighter than usual. It's definitely a positive result for me so far as I suffer from uneven skin tone, texture and dull looking skin. The peel works amazingly well to rejuvenate my skin for the better so that it looks healthier and toned the very next day. If you suffer from skin pigmentation, you might be interested in trying out this skin peel because what it does is that it helps to lighten any particular spots and imperfections on your skin. 

Dr LeWinn's Reversaderm Corrective Skin Peel RRP $39.95 where it's made available at Priceline, Chemist Warehouse and via their official website here 


Loving the Reversaderm Corrective and Peel by Dr LeWinns 

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

WHAT'S ON MY OFFICE DESK FEAT. SOME TECHNOLOGY NEWBIES SUCH AS THE LATEST ULTIMATE EARS BLAST & JAYBIRD FREEDOM 2 HEADPHONES




Here are some latest tech newbies that I've just discovered... 
When it comes to the office, I'm all about making sure that I'm up to date with the latest tech gadgets. This season I discovered the Jaybird FREEDOM 2 with SpeedFit Wireless Sport Headphones as well as Ultimate Ears BLAST bluetooth speaker. These gadgets also make perfect gift ideas for every tech/gadget lover out there. 

Here is what I thought about the latest gadgets: 


Ultimate Ears BLAST 

For hands free control and a portable speaker, I'm in love with the latest Ultimate Ears Blast, RRP $279 which is now available in Australia. This portable bluetooth speaker is wireless and as is part of the brand new WiFi and Bluetooth speaker range. The BLAST features a 360-degree sound and comes with a built in Amazon Alexa. 

In terms of audio, you get the highest streaming level which is ideal for making calls, text messaging without getting interrupted your latest tunes and beats. Via the WiFi option, you have least a 100m range of connectivity which is perfect for dancing, backyard parties, etc. For the Bluetooth, there's a range of approximately 45m.  

Now for my most favourite part of all...the Amazon Alexa built-in. Controlling music with just your voice is now made easier thanks to this convenient feature. Simply control your music according to volume, skip or even ask Alexa to play your favourite song from the playlist. 

Also, Ultimate Ears introduced their latest POWER UP charging dock which is so perfect for charging up your BLAST portable speaker. So whilst you're charging the BLAST device, you can continue to play your tunes! Alexa will be in use as long as you have your device connected to WiFi. 

Other features include: 
  • IP67 rated 
  • Dustproof
  • Waterproof 
  • Stereomode supported on Bluetooth and WiFi 
  • There are six colours available from the range which gives you the option to pick your favourite colour 

For more information, check out the latest Ultimate Ears website here.



Featuring the Ultimate Ears BLAST 



Featuring the Ultimate Ears BLAST (side view) 


Jaybird Freedom 2 with SpeedFit Wireless Sport Headphones 

For all of the runner lovers out there, you'd be pleased to know that Jaybird Freedom 2 with SpeedFit Wireless Sport Headphones, RRP $229.95 has definitely solved my gym issues. Previously, I was struggling with my headphones falling all the time but now that I have the Jaybird Freedom 2 Sport Headphones, it has definitely changed for the better. 

The Freedom 2 are the smallest wireless headphones being offered by Jaybird. It's known for its sleek and slim design, which is perfect for those active on the go. Imagine wireless headphones where you don't have to fiddle with the wires, etc? It has an integrated SpeedFit cord management system, which means the headphones stays in your ears when you're running or sweating. 

Some features of the headphones include: 
  • Double Hydrophobic nano-coating keeps your earbuds sweat-proof 
  • The Jaybird app allows you to customise your sound and save it to your buds 
  • Features a miniature 6mm speaker drive
  • Eight hours of battery life - perfect for a day's run 
  • SecureFit and SpeedFit - Improved tips and fins 
  • Sweat Proof 
  • Custom Sound - the sound quality is so crisp, I was actually surprised by how clear it was for wireless sport headphones 
  • Compatible with smartphones, smartwatches, tablets and other devices supporting Bluetooth 
Overall, I am so impressed with these sport headphones, they just make life easier for me. As for the sound quality, it's super clear and crisp - making it the best sport headphones I've ever tried to date. 

For more information, check out Jaybird's official website here

Run wild for hours with the smallest wireless sport head
phones ever offered by Jaybird. Jaybird
FREEDOM 2 with SpeedFit features innovative engineerin
g to create an ultra-small design that
fits right out of the box. With a new integrated Sp
eedFit cord management system, find a secure
comfort-fit within seconds and run confidently with imp
roved tips and fins that stay in your ears
no matter how hard you run or how much you sweat. Doub
le hydrophobic nano-coating keeps
your earbuds sweat-proof, and the Jaybird app allows you
to customise your sound and save it
to your buds so booming music can easily flow out of the
miniature 6mm speaker driver. With
eight hours of battery life in your pocket to handle
any run, FREEDOM 2 with SpeedFit has
changed the game for music-loving runners looking for a
headphone-fit so seamless they can
forget they
re wearing the

Jaybird Freedom 2 Sports Wireless Headphones 





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Monday, July 9, 2018

FOR THOSE SUFFERING FROM DRY & DAMAGED HAIR, YOU NEED TO CHECK OUT FUDGE'S MAKE-A-MENDS HAIR CARE RANGE


Are you suffering from dry and damaged hair? 

Here are some new haircare products that I've recently discovered by Fudge Professional. These products are ideal in looking to repair your hair from further dryness and dullness such as Fudge's Make-A-Mends haircare range.

All of the mentioned products are available at Priceline, selected pharmacies and leading supermarkets. 

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Check out my thoughts below: 



Make-A-Mends Protein Shake for Dry and Damaged Hair (with Argan, Marula and Grape seed oil), 
Shampoo & Conditioner, RRP $19.95

Are you looking for a shampoo and conditioner that features a range of natural ingredients and does not contain any nasties? 

The Make-A-Mends range by Fudge Professional does just the job in looking to balance the moisture for your hair. I found the Fudge range to leave my hair feeling extra cleansed and super soft after washing. It's the perfect fix for dry and damaged hair as it contains a range of much needed Argan, Marula and Grape seed oil. My hair certainly felt much stronger and sleeker after a few days of using both the shampoo and conditioner. This product has a nice and sweet scent to it which I look forward to everyday. As for the conditioner, it really looks to leave your hair looking shiny and healthy after use which works for me. 

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

FIGHT & REDUCE CELLULITE WITH MESOESTETIC'S NEW BODYSHOCK REDUCE & GO


Mesoestetic recently extended their bodyshock home treatment range with a now specific solution that helps to target and treat stubborn cellulite... 

For those wanting to treatvcellulite, there's now a revolutionary spray that helps to  reduce localised fat and res-sculpt the contours of the body especially around the waist, abdomen, thighs and hips. 

The Bodyshock Reduce and Go spray is super easy to use, simply spray onto the targeted areas which show cellulite and remember to spray at least 5-10cm away from your skin. The formula is easily absorbed so there's not much blending needed with this spray. It's non-greasy and very easy to use for both men and women. 

What makes the spray so effective is that it contains L-carnitine, caffeine, niacinamide as well as a slimming and anti-cellulite concentrate rich in silybum (derived from the milk thistle plant). The formula also has a slimming effect which helps to reduce any localised fat around the areas of your skin and body. 

So far I've been using this on my thighs as this is where I'm prone to cellulite..and so far I have noticed a more toned and smooth area (with less cellulite). I am hopeful that with continued use and with (exercise of course), I can look to rid cellulite entirely. 

The Bodyshock Reduce & Go, RRP $169 and is available via Advanced Cosmeceuticals online.


Featuring the Bodyshock Reduce & Go by Mesoestetic

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Friday, July 6, 2018

PREPPING THE SKIN WITH THE SATIN BODY SKINCARE RANGE FOR THIS WINTER FEATURING LUXURIOUS SPA BRAND USPA


USPA is one of my favourite spa beauty brands because their products really help to create a holistic spa experience that restores and rejuvenates the entire being... 

Recently USPA launched two new products featuring their Tangerine & Rose Flower Satin Body Moisturiser and Body Cleanser. Each of these products offers a spa experience where you can enjoy right at the comfort of your home. 

All of the USPA products is available via their official website here, otherwise you can contact info@uspa.com.au for your nearest stockist. 

Starting off with their Satin Body Cleanser (RRP $35) which comes in a Tangerine and Rose Flower essence - this gentle daily cleanser helps to prepare your skin for moisturisation. It's a body gel that doesn't contain any sulphates and it's so refreshing to use on the skin. I definitely had no issues with dryness with using this cleanser. It makes a great overall cleanser for replenishing your skin. 

Furthermore, I also tested out their Satin Body Moisturiser (RRP $35) in the Tangerine and Rose Flower essence. This body moisturiser uses a lightweight formula (consisting of Almond Oil, Lavender and Chamomile) which doesn't feel too heavy on the skin. It leaves your skin feeling super smooth and nourished after applying onto the skin. It's a very gentle moisturiser which is full of vitamins, antioxidants and minerals - perfect for this winter. 

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