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Monday, February 18, 2019

SUNSETS IN CAPRI: WHITE PEACH & SEA BREEZE - GLASSHOUSE FRAGRANCES


SUNSETS IN CAPRI TRIPLE SCENTED CANDLE 

I am loving everything about the Sunsets in Capri, Triple Scented Candle by Glasshouse Fragrances. Featuring a gorgeous dreamy pink and sunset-inspired candle, the notes consists of Marine, Peach and Jasmine which is perfect for winding down and enjoying a strong cup of coffee. The candle itself already looks magical and what better way to enjoy the strong feminine scent at the comfort of your own home. This candle is ideal for those who appreciate and enjoy the sweet scents just like myself. As for its overall packaging, it's definitely beautiful looking which would make a superb gift idea for your friends or family.  

TOP: Cassis Bud, Mandarin, Ginger, Peach 
MIDDLE: Jasmine, Lily, Peach 
BASE: Amber, Musk, Marine 

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


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Have you tried out the NEW Sunsets in Capri by Glasshouse Fragrances? 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

NOURISH, HYDRATE & PROTECT YOUR SKIN: MY SUMMER SKINCARE ROUTINE


This summer look to nourish, protect and hydrate your skin... 

If you're looking for the latest skincare products which can help to hydrate and nourish your skin, then you've definitely come to the right place. Your skincare routine should be all about incorporating good skincare products which work for your skin. During summer our skin can change from being dry to oily to combination as we're constantly battling to stay cool. 

Recently I revamped up my skincare routine to see whether the new Skin Doctors products would work for my skin. 

Check out the below to read all about my latest skincare routine:


1. CLEANSE, pH Balancing Cleanser

This cleanser contains avocado extract and alpha hydroxyl-acid which appears to be very gentle and nourishing for the skin. I would use this cleanser twice a day (both morning and night), to ensure that my skin feels balanced and cleansed. The cleanser not only looks to gently clean the skin, but it also exfoliates and primes at the same time. This is perfect for me in the morning as it helps to keep my skin clean and smooth for my makeup application. 

Benefits: 
  • Unclogs pores
  • Nourishes the skin 
  • Cleanses the skin 
  • Helps fight blemishes

The pH Balancing Cleanser by Skin Doctors is available here


2. MOISTURISE & PROTECT with the Supermoist SPF 50

For a great day skin protection, you can always opt for the Supermoist SPF 50+ facial cream. It works to protect and nourish your skin whilst you're out and about. I felt that this product was very gentle on the skin and lightweight. It doesn't leave you with a greasy or oily finish which is perfect for an all day wear. However, prolonged sun exposure should be avoided when using this moisturiser. 

Benefits: 
  • Increased moisture for the skin 
  • SPF 50+ sun protection 
  • Skin feels super hydrated 

The Supermoist SPF 50+ Facial cream is available here



3. HYDRATE with the Supermoist 24HR Hydration 

Within half an hour of using this hydration cream, you can tell how plump, healthy and moisturised your skin feels. I like to use this product every evening whenever I'm winding down for the day. 

For glowing and hydrated skin, pop some of the Supermoist 24HR hydration onto the skin to achieve the full effects of the cream. Also, you can use this product during the day if you're after more hydration. 

The Supermoist 24HR Hydration cream is available here

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Have you tried any of these products by Skin Doctors? 

Monday, February 11, 2019

REVLON LAUNCHES PHOTOREADY CANDID - MY CANDID EXPERIENCE OF THE LATEST FOUNDATION & CONCEALER




Revlon recently launched their latest 'Photoready Candid' foundation and concealer range. 

There's something to be excited about when it comes to the new Photoready Candid by Revlon. It's an innovative range containing antioxidants such as Vitamin E and anti-blue light ingredients which helps to protect the skin from environmental stressors. It is said that the formula blocks up to 100% of blue light rays. 

I found the Revlon PhotoReady Candid Foundation (RRP $24.95) to be very buildable, creamy and weightless. It doesn't feel like you're wearing foundation and most importantly it applies easily just like a moisturiser. You can look to achieve a natural to medium finish with this foundation which is great for everyday wear. There's an extensive range of shades to choose from so it gives you plenty of options to play around with so that you can find your suitable shade. The overall product comes in a pump package which makes it easily accessible and messy-free. 

For the Revlon PhotoReady Candid Antioxidant Concealer (RRP $19.95), it actually contains caffeine which is great for reducing puffy and tired looking eyes. I love how a concealer can work to reduce the signs of ageing as well as help to conceal dark circles. I found this concealer to be super blendable, not oily and very creamy for its texture. It's very buildable for a concealer and overall it looks very natural when applied to the skin. So with the applicator of the concealer, it's designed with an oval-doe foot applicator which actually mimics the shape of a fingertip (perfect for applying underneath the eye areas) - this is great to keep things hygienic of course. 

For more information, head to Revlon's official website here to learn more. 


Revlon PhotoReady Candid Antioxidant Concealer

Source image: Revlon 


Revlon PhotoReady Candid Foundation 

Source image: Revlon 


Chii Town, Surry Hills, Sydney Australia. 


A closer look at the PhotoReady Candid range by Revlon. 


Will you be looking to try these out? 

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Thank you Revlon for having me at the PhotoReady Candid experience x 

NEW OMBRE MAKEUP PRODUCT REVIEW FEATURING PIXI BY PETRA, AVAILABLE VIA TVSN


This summer it's all about the ombre look for the eyes... 

If you're looking for the latest products for the eyes, i.e. an eyeshadow palette or a brow powder palette, then definitely keep on reading to learn more about the latest products I tried out from Pixi by Petra. You can now find their beauty products available via TVSN - your one stop destination for literally beauty, fashion, accessories, manchester, kitchen and much more. Plus, keep a lookout on their website for amazing sales which come up from time to time. 

Check out the below to see what I've tried and tested recently: 



Pixi Beauty Eye Reflections Palette with Precision Brush


This gorgeous eyeshadow palette contains super pigmented and rich colours which help you to create many stunning and natural looks. The 3D effect of the shades look to give your eyes and face more dimension, especially when you're looking to brighten up those eyes. The eyeshadows are very silky and give off amazing colour payoff within one swipe. 

The palette features a range of warm neutrals to rosy tones which looks stunning and natural. Furthermore, these eyeshadows are easily blendable and you can look to create a day/night look with them. I love the selection of the metallic shades which help you to create a 3D look for the eyes. Overall, the formula of the eyeshadows is on-point - you definitely can't go wrong with this amazing palette. (Plus, it comes with a precision brush too) 

The Pixi Beauty Eye Reflections Palette with Precision Brush is available here


Image source: Makeupandglow 


Pixi Beauty Brow Powder Palette


The brow powder palette by Pixi Beauty features 6 matte shades and applicator so that you can easily look to create your brow look. It also contains two highlighting shades which help you to define and highlight the brows. The formula is quite light which is great as it creates a very natural look. The palette comes with a double ended applicator to assist you with perfecting the brows. The only thing that's missing is a mirror but that doesn't bother me at all. As for its packaging it's actually aesthetically pleasing looking and IG worthy! 

If you're a makeup artist then you'll most definitely find this palette handy as it's perfect for customising and matching shades according to your client's brows.


Image source: Pinterest 


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Have you tried out any of the above Pixi Beauty products? 


GIFT GUIDE: TREAT YOUR MAN FOR THIS VALENTINE'S DAY WITH THE LATEST FASHIONABLE ACCESSORIES


For this Valentine's Day.... 
It's that time of the year again where we look to show our appreciation for our other half. Hello....Valentine's Day! It can be super challenging finding the right gift for your man which is why you can never go wrong with stylish looking accessories. These are products that can be used for everyday and won't be forgotten about. Have you guys heard of Buckle 1922 before? They offer a range of stylish Australian made belts and braces which are of amazing quality. 

Here are some stylish and affordable gift ideas for your man.... 




Buckle | 1922 | Auto Smart Grip Leather Belt | Hamilton | RRP $54 

The latest to arrive the Buckle 1922 collection featuring one of their auto belts in Hamilton. It's made with the highest quality of Australian-made leather. It easily allows you to adjust the belt without the need of any holes. Simply feed the leather strap between the upper and lower parts of the buckle and push it through until you hear it catch. The buckle auto locks the belt for a perfect fit every time. Look to surprise your man with something new and different... 

Available here



Buckle | 1922 | Cufflinks | #141 | RRP $49

Now you can't go wrong with a pair of stylish cufflinks especially when he has a collection of business and formal shirts sitting in the wardrobe. These pair of nickel cufflinks come supplied in a chic white box. Simply wrap it up and gift it to your man for this Valentine's Day...

Available here


MVMT | Oath Men's Watch | RRP $200 

For a sleek and youthful design you cannot go wrong with the watch collection by MVMT. They offer a range of stylish watches to select from. I'm loving the OATH by MVMT as it's unique and simple to wear. 

Available here

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What will you be gifting your man for this Valentine's Day? 

NEW BABY ESSENTIALS I'VE BEEN LOVING BY DREAMBABY - SALE NOW ON AT BIG W



Pssst, did you know Big W are having a fantastic baby week? 
Just a little FYI, Big W are currently having a big sale and this includes 25% off all Dreambaby® products. So if you're after the latest baby essentials, then make sure to head into your nearest Big W store to snap up a good sale while it lasts. 

Here are the latest baby essentials I've been loving... 


Dreambaby Adjusta-Car Shade Stretch-It Shape-IT Fit-It 

When transporting a baby or toddler in the car, a car shade is definitely a must especially when you're travelling short or long distances. To reduce the glare and UV rays directly shining onto your bub, I've been loving the Adjusta Car Shade by Dreambaby. It's made with a mesh type of light material (a mix of Polyester and PVC) and is easily stretchable so that you can fit it to your car window. Also, it uses a simple suction cup which attaches easily to the window. 

Available here from Big W. More information available via the Dreambaby official website.


Dreambaby Strollerbuddy EZY-Reach Organiser

A stroller organiser is always handy when it comes to prams because believe me...you'll definitely find it useful. The Strollerbuddy EZY-Reach Organiser by Dreambaby, RRP $29.95 but is currently on sale for $21.75. This compact organiser offers ample space for storage and is great for storing baby wipes, nappies as well as two drinks (thanks to two internal drink holders). There's no need to bend down to reach the pram basket if you have this organiser in your life! 

Furthermore, it comes with a Zip-On, Zip-Off wristlet and a headphone access which is a nice bonus. As for attaching the organiser onto the pram, it's easy and straightforward. Simply strap on both sides to the pram. There are two colours available (Black and Grey). I've chosen to go with the black colour as it's clean and minimalistic looking. 

Features include: 
  • Easy to attach straps to the pram
  • Detachable wristlet with headphone access (I don't really need the headphone access but it's a nice option for those who are constantly on the go) 
  • Comes with 2 internal drink holders (cold drinks only) 
  • Generous storage for your wipes, nappies, etc. 
  • BPA free
Available here from Big W. More information available via the Dreambaby official website.



Baby Jordan enjoying his new Royale Converta 3-in-1 PlayPen by Dreambaby®. 


Royale Converta 3-in-1 PlayPen by Dreambaby®

This PlayPen by Dreambaby® is so perfect for open-plan homes and is currently on sale for ($119), normally RRP $149. It's a clever safety solution which can be used as a safety barrier or a wide room divider. Your baby will be crawling all over the place - so what better way to keep them safe and in your sight at all times. This PlayPen is sturdy and durable which definitely is worth investing in especially if you want that extra safety solution when it comes to babies and toddlers. 

Available here from Big W. More information available via the Dreambaby official website.

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What's your favourite baby essential? 

HOW I ACHIEVED SMOOTHER & CLEARER LOOKING SKIN WITHOUT GOING TO A DAY SPA


Want to learn how I achieved smoother skin and a healthier glow? 

If you don't have the time to go for a facial on the weekend, what better way to sit back and DIY at home. Recently, I tried out some exfoliation products by Skinstitut as my skin was feeling dry, dull and flaky. The products include their Glycolic Scrub 14%, Enzymatic Micro Peel and the Eye Believe. 

I'm not a skincare expert but from my own personal experience, I do believe that exfoliation is important for clearing away dead skin cells. If we don't exfoliate, then dead skin cells start to pile up unevenly on the skin's surface which is what gives you dry and rough looking skin. Exfoliation helps to reveal fresher and younger looking skin (something I learned from my skin dermatologist in the past). 

Here are the products I'd highly recommend to achieve healthier and glowing skin... 




Glycolic Scrub 14%, Skinstitut 

For a deep invigorating scrub which cleanses and exfoliates, I'd highly recommend their Glycolic scrub. Hands down it's the best exfoliating scrub I've tried to date. What's more is that you can use it on the face and body. The scrub contains Glycolic Acid, Jojoba Beans (making it super ocean friendly) and Tea Tree Oil, which clears and brightens up the skin at the same time. Other skincare benefits include acne treatment, congestion, pigmentation spots and even prevents ingrown hairs

As it contains 14% of Glycolic scrub, always ensure to do a patch test first to see how your skin reacts to the product. I would use this product for about 30 seconds on the skin before rinsing off with lukewarm water. After using the scrub my skin felt so supple and smooth. If you're after a healthy glow as well as a deep cleanse of the skin, then definitely check out this scrub. 

With continued use of the scrub you can look to expect a refine texture of the skin, less blemishes/breakouts/blackheads as well as less congested skin. 




Enzymatic Micro Peel, Skinstitut 

For a smoother and brighter skin complexion, you can look to use the Enzymatic Micro Peel. This product doesn't contain any granules and it uses fruit enzymes which leaves your skin feeling hydrated, softened and refreshed. I usually use the facial peel after I've scrubbed my face with using the Glycolic Scrub. I would leave the peel on the face for about 10-15 minutes before rinsing off with lukewarm water. 

With continued use of the Micro Peel, you can look to expect smoother and brighter looking skin. 


Eye Believe, Skinstitut 

Last but not least I always look to finish a skincare routine with a good eye cream/serum. I've been trying Eye Believe by Skinstitut and it features a nice serum texture. It works to minimise the appearance of any fine lines, puffiness and dark circles around the eyes. What I love about this eye serum is that it contains a blend of hyaluronic acid and peptides which help to relax and soften the skin texture as well as boost moisture for the skin. 

This product isn't suitable for irritated or sensitive skin. As I have normal to combination skin, I felt that it did a great job to reduce my eye puffiness and dark circles. For maximised results, look to use both morning and night with only a pea sized amount. 

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Have you tried out any of the above? 

Sunday, February 10, 2019

GET VOLUME & STYLED HAIR WITH THE htz HOT TEAZE FOR THIS VALENTINE'S DAY


Want to achieve an extra lift for your hair without combing back?

The htz Hot Teaze is the perfect gift for this Valentine's Day if you're wanting an easy styling tool. This revolutionary new styling tool is designed to deliver on-trend volume styling by adding shape, height, bounce and definition to the hair. It's very lightweight, easy to use and ideal for those with thin hair. Also, it helps to give thin hair more volume and shape. If you're tired of the combing back method and wanting a more efficient way of teasing your hair, then you'll definitely enjoy using the htz Hot Teaze. 

Furthermore, it doesn't damage the hair as much as you'd do with the combing back method. The htz Hot Teaze allows you to lift long, silky or heavy hair which gives you the ultimate bounce. For those with thick hair, it's now even easier to achieve shape, height and bounce. As for its overall use and control, you can easily adjust the temperature dial to suit your hair type. Also, there is a variable sized plates which means you can adjust to suit your hair. I love how you can easily adjust the temperature and control of the styling tool which makes it easy to tailor it to your own hair needs. 

Some features of the htz Hot Teaze include: 
  • Texturizing ridge plates - these help to volumise the roots of the hair preventing it from lying flat on the scalp, 
  • Lightweight - this tool is not heavy and so easy to hold when it comes to styling the hair. It comes with a curved design which makes it easy and efficient to use. Notice the cleverly designed pointed tips? This literally helps to section your hair so you don't have to do it. (Talk about efficiency!) 
  • Adjustable width control dial and variable temperature control - you can now tailor the styling tool to whichever temperature suits your hair best and adjust the width dial to suit your hair type (i.e. the thicker the hair, the smaller the section). 
  • No stress to the hair or combing back - that's right you won't even have to stress your hair now that this styling tool can easily look to tease the hair with ease. There's less damage and what better way to maintain healthier looking hair.

Benefits of using the htz Hot Teaze include: 
  • For those with thin hair (just like myself), you'll find that it will immensely help with volumising the hair at the roots, 
  • If you have silky, long or heavy hair, this styling tool does a great job in giving you an extra lift and bounce to it,
  • Reduces the stress on your hair especially if you constantly comb back to achieve the teasing effect,
  • Helps to enhance thick, layered or short hair giving you shape, height, bounce and definition. 

The htz Hot Teaze, RRP $249.00, but you get $50 off if you purchase between (Feb 1-14th, 2019). You can visit their official website here for more information. 

Stockists: www.htzhair.com and selected salons. 


Unboxing of the htz Hot Teaze




Up close and personal with the htz Hot Teaze 

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Have you tried this product out as yet?