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Thursday, June 21, 2018

SHOW YOUR SKIN SOME TLC WITH THE LATEST SUPERFOOD SKINCARE ESSENTIALS BY YOUTH TO PEOPLE


After some age prevention skincare range?

Youth To The People offers a range of superfood age prevention skincare products that feature 100% vegan ingredients and cold-pressed extracts. Furthermore, their product packaging is recyclable and is made in the USA. 

I was quite interested to see what this range offers because of the amount of superfood blend contained in these products. The amount of vital ingredients is essential for helping to prevent ageing, fine lines and wrinkles. 

For those residing in Australia, the Youth To The People skincare line is available at Sephora stores

Check out more below from the range: 


Kale + Green Tea Spinach Vitamins, 
Age Prevention Cleanser 

This cleanser is packed full of much needed antioxidants and is pH balanced which doesn't leave your face feeling dry. It does an amazing job in removing your make-up and as for the texture, it's more of a rich gel base which rinses off quickly. This is perfect for daily use and so gentle that all skin types are suitable for this cleanser. 


Kale + Aloe Sunflower Oil Tripeptide 5

This nourishing eye cream is a life saviour! It looks to leave the skin around your eyes looking softer and more plump. Furthermore, it helps with reducing fine lines and wrinkles; whilst boosting collagen for the skin. This eye cream contains a blend of superfoods including kale, aloe and sunflower oil. 


Spirulina + Microalgae Kale Spinach, Age Prevention Superfood Mask

Look to restore and rejuvenate dull and tired looking skin with this superfood mask. It instantly looks to leave your face looking fresh, hydrated and more plump thanks to hyaluronic acid. After leaving this mask on my face, I felt that it left my skin looking more healthy, glowing and youthful. It is definitely a refreshing mask to try out and it's probably one of my favourites so far. 

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Have you tried out any products from Youth To The People? 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

BIOLOGI - SINGLE INGREDIENT SKINCARE RANGE - TRIED AND TESTED



What's the secret to having perfect skin? 

Biologi skincare offers a range of serums which is extracted from a single plant such as a Finger Lime, Davidson Plum and Kakadu Plum. I looked to trial and test out three serums from the range being the Face Serum, Eye Serum and the Body Serum. 

From first glance, these products looked really simple, clean and modern. All of the serums are 100% active and water soluble which allows for fast and effective absorption of the skin. Furthermore, the Biologi skincare range are organic, vegan and cruelty free.

For more information, check out their official website here.


Biologi, Eye Serum (Rejuvenation) 15ml, RRP $79.95 

This is a very rejuvenating eye treatment containing a high level of Vitamin C. With continued use, it helps to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area. So for those who don't use an eye serum on a daily basis and are considering to, then it might be worthwhile in the longer run. 

What I found from using the eye serum over the past few weeks, is that the lines and sun spots around my eye areas were slightly reduced. My skin felt very plump, healthy and stronger which tells me that the eye serum also helps to boost collagen to the skin. Furthermore, it leaves my skin feeling more luminous and brighter which is amazing for an eye serum. 


Biologi, Face Serum (Luminosity) 15ml, RRP $97.95

The face serum contains 100% Active Davidson Plum which is full of vitamins and antioxidants. This in effect leaves the skin looking fresh, radiant and luminous. This product has really changed my skincare routine for the better. I feel that there's better absorption of the product which is ideal for toning or moisturising afterwards. 

I have been using the face serum since Winter has started and I could really feel my skin feeling hydrated and plump. It's definitely a great face serum to opt for if you're looking for effective results. 


Biologi, Body Serum (Hydration) 50ml, RRP $64.95

The body serum contains a blend of fruit acids and Vitamin C which hydrates and softens the skin. It helps with toning of the skin (collagen production), skin elasticity, cellulite, bumps and even flaking of the skin. Amazingly, after applying on the body serum, my skin feels so soft and supple. It's perfect for winter as I don't get dry patches anymore all thanks to the body serum. The product is not too oily or greasy which is wonderful as it doesn't leave you with any marks on clothes. 

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Are you looking for an effective range of serums? 


Monday, June 18, 2018

HAIRCARE FIX FOR OILY LOOKING ROOTS FEATURING THE COOL MINT PURIFY FUDGE PROFESSIONAL HAIRCARE RANGE


If you're in need of a detoxifying haircare range that minimises oiliness, then you the Cool Mint Purify Fudge Professional range is for you. 

I recently tried out the Cool Mint Purify Fudge Professional Haircare range which comes with cleansing menthol (which leaves a cool tingle sensation) and peppermint to help stimulate the hair follicles. The products don't contain any parabens or sulphates making it safe to use in the longer run. 

If your hair is feeling a tad oily and greasy, the shampoo will look to detoxify the hair leaving it feeling fresh and natural again. I love the scent of the shampoo and conditioner as it's minty but not too overpowering. The Cool Mint Purify Fudge Professional Haircare range is definitely perfect those with fine type of hair as you'll be able to tell the difference right after a shower. 

Available at Priceline stores nationally, Woolworths, Coles, otherwise check for your latest distributors here

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

Saturday, June 16, 2018

OPTING FOR A NATURAL LIPSTICK? KAREN MURRELL OFFERS A STUNNING RANGE OF NATURAL BASED LIPSTICKS


Have you made the switch to natural yet? 

Little do we know that other lipsticks can contain nasties which can be harmful for us. Thankfully, Karen Murrell lipsticks are 100% free from any nasties such as coal tar, carmine, mineral oils, tricolsan and much more. The lipsticks come with a luxurious formula and is quite pigmented which is amazing (see my swatches below). They also feel very nourishing on the lips which don't leave them looking flaky or dry. 

The lipsticks come with a nice citrus light smell to it and it's not too overpowering. If you're after natural based lipsticks which still looks gorgeous on the lips, you cannot go wrong the Karen Murrell brand. Furthermore, there's a plenty of shades to select from which you can view here.

The Karen Murrell lipsticks RRP $29.95, available at selected pharmacies, Priceline stores and health stores nationally. 


Source: Karen Murrell in shade Violet Mousse 


Source: Karen Murrell in shade Poppy Passion 


Source: Karen Murrell in shade Poppy Passion 



Source: Karen Murrell in shade Violet Mousse 

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Top: Poppy Passion 

Bottom: Violet Mousse 

Here the shades look very natural, subtle and still gorgeous. For natural based lipsticks, they really last long on the lips and what better way to know that there are safe products contained in these lipsticks? (No nasties included) 

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Have you tried any products by Karen Murrell before? 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

NEW NEO NUDE COLLECTION INVISIBLE MAKEUP, VISIBLE PERFECTION FEATURING THE A-HIGHLIGHT & A-CONTOUR BY GIORGIO ARMANI


Giorgio Armani Beauty's NEO NUDE range includes products ideal for the skin, cheeks and lips. It promises on a 'no make up' look that looks perfect. 

It's all about wearing less on the skin which is why the NEO NUDE range is perfect for those wanting a flawless and invisible finish for their skin. 

I tried out two of their latest products from the NEO NUDE range including the A-highlight (A professional liquid face highlighter) and the A-contour (A professional liquid face contour), which are both perfect for that real glow you may be after. 

Learn more about these newbies below: 


A-CONTOUR 

This water-based formulated contour product comes in a cool brown tone which is perfect for defining your jaws and cheekbones. It helps to create a 'shadow' that looks effortlessly natural. Also, it blends so easily on the skin and doesn't leave a sticky feeling behind which is awesome. For natural chiseled looking cheeks, you definitely need to check out the A-Contour by Giorgio Armani. 

A-HIGHLIGHT 

You can now look to amplify your look with this light pink/pale champagne highlighter. It feels so lightweight on the skin and blends very easily. I have swatched this below for you to see how gorgeous and natural it looks. 


Swatches: From left to right (A-highlight & A-contour by Giorgio Armani) 




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Are you excited to try this out? 

For more information, check out their official website here. 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

LOOK TO ENHANCE CLEAVAGE & LIFT WITH THE NEW LINE OF UPBRA'S RANGE OF BRAS - HANDMADE IN CALIFORNIA


Upbra has spent almost 5 years developing their perfect line of adjustable lift-up and cleavage bras, here are my thoughts on trying on their strapless bra...

I am always on the lookout for comfortable and cleavage enhancing bras which is why Upbra has definitely won my vote for being amazing for some lifting cleavage action. Upbra uses their new ActiveLift® technology which allows for better and more cleavage to small cup sizes and more lift to women with larger cup sizes. 

After wearing their Upbra Miraculous Stay-up Strapless Bra, I've found that it felt and looked very natural with the extra lift that it offers. The Stay-Up Strapless Upbra has a specifically formulated vinyl grip that will stay on all day and night. It doesn't have that stiff/hard feeling which is absolutely amazing. Compared to other strapless bras I've tried in the past, the Miraculous Stay-up bra actually 'stays' on all day long. It doesn't budge or slip down which is definitely an important factor for me when it comes to choosing the right strapless bra. Because let's be honest...it's not always comfortable having to lift up your strapless bra during a night out!  Also added with the bra is a set of straps which can be worn in many different ways. 

The Upbra range is available online via their official website here, where you can check out more styles and colour. 


Source: Pinterest - Upbra 


Source: Pinterest - Upbra


Source: Pinterest - Upbra 


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Have you found the perfect strapless bra? 

Monday, June 11, 2018

CURRENTLY MY FAVOURITE AT HOME DIFFUSER FEATURING WILDS IN MAGNOLIA


For a fresh musky and jasmine scent, Magnolia by Wilds Home is the way to go...

The Wilds Home Diffuser in Magnolia has about up to 2 months of scent life, which is perfect for the home. Depending on my mood, I'd change it occasionally from the bathroom to the lounge. It smells beautiful with top notes of Orange and Leaf greens; heart notes of Jasmine, Floral, Rosewood, Freesia and Ylang Ylang; and a base of Musk. 

It RRP for $29.95 making it super affordable and perfect for gift giving time. It's not too expensive and the scent is amazing. The bottle comes in a 200ml glass jar which looks aesthetically pleasing! If you're after a minimalistic look, you cannot go wrong with the Wilds Home Diffuse range. 


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Have you tried out products from the Wilds Home range? 


Saturday, June 9, 2018

HOW TO ACHIEVE PEARLY WHITES NATURALLY WITH USING ACTIVATED CHARCOAL POWDER AND TOOTHPASTE!


You're probably wondering...how on earth can I achieve whiter teeth with activated charcoal? 

You guessed right...there's now a charcoal based toothpaste brand called Carbon Coco where they offer a range which helps to leave you with whiter looking teeth. Two products I tested from the range includes their Activated Charcoal Tooth Polish and Charcoal based toothpaste. 

At first look of the black powder, it may look a little unpromising but rest assured, it's such an effective product to help you achieve naturally whiter looking teeth. The finely milled charcoal is made from organic coconut activated charcoal, with a hint of Bentonite Clay and Lemon Myrtle. It's a super gentle formula which essentially works to remove any stains on your teeth. There is no harsh smell or taste which is very important! 

So I'd simply dip my toothbrush into the charcoal powder and brush gently in circles for about 2 minutes. Next, I'd rinse off and brush using the Activated Charcoal Toothpaste. 

The toothpaste has a formula which does NOT include any fluoride, but instead it contains activated charcoal. You'll see that the paste will turn to foam whilst brushing which leaves you with a nice minty taste. Essentially, by using the toothpaste right after the charcoal powder, it helps to protect your teeth from further staining throughout the day. 

For results it's not going to be instant but instead on a gradual basis. It took me a fortnight for me to see clear results. It doesn't contain any nasties which is great if you're after a product that's all natural, vegan friendly and cruelty free. 

Benefits to brushing with Carbon Coco: 
  • Whiter looking teeth 
  • Removes stains
  • Stronger teeth and healthy gums 
  • Fresh breath 

The Ultimate Carbon Kit by Carbon Coco is available RRP $59.95 online via their website here


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What's your secret to achieving whiter looking teeth? 


Friday, June 8, 2018

MY MONTHLY DRUGSTORE FAVOURITES FEATURING SEBA MED, CLINELLE, ARDELL & OGX


So it's already June and what better way to show you what I've been loving so far....

To begin all of the products as being mentioned in my Monthly Favourites can be found at your local drugstore such as Priceline Pharmacy, Priceline, and via their official website online. 

All of these products I tried out come as part of my everyday essentials, whether I am looking to target acne, redness or even dressing up my look with a natural pair of falsies for a girl's night out. 

Here are my Monthly Favourites: 


Clinelle, PureSWISS Hydracalm Cream, 
RRP $14.99 for 40ml 

This is a non-greasy and lightweight cream that works to hydrate the skin and reduce any signs of redness. After application, this cream leaves your skin feeling refreshed and looking matte, perfect for achieving that healthy glow that you may be after. As it contains Hyaluronic Acid which locks in moisture for up to 72 hours. 


Clinelle, Purifying Blemish Clear, 
RRP $14.99 for 15ml 

This Anti-Blemish Gel works by drying the targeted areas and fades away any blemish spots. The Blemish Clear contains powerful purifying agents which helps to control any excess sebum production so that it doesn't leave your skin looking oily. If you have acne and are looking to target those areas, then definitely look for the Blemish Clear as it reduces any redness. 


Clinelle PureSWISS HYDRAcalm Lotion,
 RRP $14.99 for 150ml 


Can you believe this product is a lotion? You'd expect it to be in the form of a cream, but it's actually a light texture, water-like hydrating lotion that leaves your skin feeling nourished, refined and plump. With continued use, you can expect your pores to be more refined and it would even help with the better absorption of your other skincare products. After using this lotion on my skin, I could definitely note how smooth and soft my skin felt. 


Ardell #117 Natural Lashes, RRP $10.99 

If you're after a natural set of false lashes, then these would be so perfect! They are super lightweight and can be reused again. You can never go wrong with the Ardell lashes as they are of high quality and offer a natural look for your eyes. 


Sebamed Moisturizing Cream, 
RRP $14.99 for 75ml 

I actually enjoyed using this Moisturising Cream by Sebamed as it's so lightweight on the skin and keeps it feeling hydrated for longer. It contains 2% of Vitamin E, which means that it's gentle enough for daily use and helps to fight against premature ageing. It definitely has a neutral design to its packaging but it works as a moisturising cream, especially for winter. It doesn't have a strong scent to it and doesn't leave your face looking greasy which is perfect. 


Sebamed Clear Face Care Gel, RRP $19.99 for 50ml 

I constantly suffer from dry skin as well as breakouts, but this changes from season to season. Ever since I've started to use the Clear Face Care Gel, I've noticed my skin clearing up so well. I love how it doesn't clog the pores and it also has some moisturising element to it which doesn't dry out the skin. 





OGX Bamboo Radiant Brunette Shampoo and Conditioner 

You'll be pleased to know that the Shampoo in the Bamboo Radiant Brunette range by OGX actually contains UVA and UVB sun filters which helps to illuminate any brown tones of your hair. Both the shampoo and conditioner don't contain any sulfates and it's designed to illuminate your hair tones. 

As for its overall scent, it's enriched with bamboo extract and bamboo oil which makes it smell enriching and refreshing. So if you're a brunette and shopping for a new hair care range that would help to bring out your brown tones, you definitely need to check out OGX. 

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Do you spot any favourites or are keen to try so far? 

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

YAZBUKEY & SHU UEMURA BEAUTY COLLABORATION - TAKING A DEEPER DIVE INTO WHAT'S NEW FROM THE SHU UEMURA RANGE


Hello beauties! 

Shu Uemura have released some gorgeous new cosmetics featuring the Yazbukey x Shu Uemura collaboration, a Paris based accessory and jewellery designer Yaz Bukey, for a fun chic collection. 
Yaz Bukey is a fairy tale heroine who comes to life - the Paris based Ottoman princess from Egyptian royalty. She is worshipped around the world for its tongue-in-cheek feminine sophisti-pop. 
I can't wait to share with you all on what's new from the range and what I've been loving by Shu Uemura. 

Check out the below lovelies x 


Petal Skin, Cushion Foundation Poreless Coverage - Fresh Matte, SPF25+ Shu Uemura

There are six shades available in the Petal Skin, Cushion Foundation Poreless Coverage Fresh Matte by Shu Uemura. Pictured is in shade #764 Medium Light Beige. The cushion foundation helps to leave your skin looking so smooth and radiant, it's definitely the perfect product for on the go. Simply use the cushion sponge to touch up over any imperfections on the skin. The idea of the petal skin cushion is that it uses a liquid to powder formula, which in effect leaves you with a fresh matte finish. After using this cushion foundation, I felt that my skin looked so much more flawless and smooth for coverage which is amazing! 
























Limited Edition Magic Metallic Lip Liners, 
Shu Uemura X Yazbukey 

If you want to add a fun and artistic touch to your matte lipstick, these Limited Edition Magic Metallic Lip Liners are definitely the way to go. They have been inspired by Yazbukey! You can compliment the matte lipsticks with the magic metallic lip liners for a more interesting look. The shades as shown above are Bronze OHH and Gun Metal BANG. I've actually swatched these below and you'll be amazed by how gorgeous and beautiful they look. The products come with a brush applicator which makes it so much easier for application. 


Rouge Unlimited Supreme Matte, 
Shu Uemura X Yazbukey 

These exclusive range of gorgeous matte shades offer a full coverage and comfortable wear for all day long. The idea of these lipsticks is to mix and match...so here's your chance to be creative! The matte lipsticks are super moisturising and comfortable to wear on the lips. They are nowhere near as drying which is great for a matte type of lipstick. The texture of these lipsticks are definitely creamy and if you want to check out the range, there are 16 wearable shades available. Check out the swatches below! 

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From top to bottom: 

Powder Blue (Rouge Unlimited Supreme Matte) 

Carmen Bound (Rouge Unlimited Supreme Matte) 

Gun Metal BANG (Magic Metallic Lip Liner) 

Bronze OOH (Magic Metallic Lip Liner) 



Skin Perfector, SHOBU Makeup Refresher Mist, 
Shu Uemura 

Last but not least, I have to mention about the Makeup Refresher Mist in Shobu by Shu Uemura. It's the perfect product to help your makeup last all day and provide your skin with an all day moisture and hydration. Plus, it leaves your overall complexion with a natural glow! 

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Have you checked out any of these by Shu Uemura as yet?