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Friday, July 31, 2015

REAL TECHNIQUES - MIRACLE COMPLEXION SPONGE REVIEW !



HELLO BEAUTIES AND WELCOME BACK! 

I'm sure you've heard of the beauty sponge that gives you a nice and flawless coverage for your concealer, foundation, base powder, blush and so on. Did you know Real Techniques by Sam and Nic Chapman also offer a similar alternative to that? Featuring the Miracle Complexion Sponge!  

For those who are new to sponges, you'll be pleased to know that if you embed this sponge into your make-up routine, it can be a 3 in 1 multi-functional sponge - giving you many ways to use this. The 3 ways that make it a multi-functional sponge is of below: 
  • The sponge is rounded on the sides which means it can help you blend onto the large areas of your face, but also giving you the option to "dab" in a stippling motion. 
  • Secondly, it comes in a precision tip which means you can use this to cover and conceal unwanted spots, scars and concerns. Just look to dab some concealer on the point of the sponge and then onto the concerning areas of your face. 
  • Thirdly, you'll notice there's a flat edge of the sponge, this is perfect if you are wanting to achieve the contoured look around your eyes and nose. 
The overall results of using the sponge? I definitely found more of a flawless finish to my skin when used with my regular foundation and powder. It also allows for smooth and an even finish to my skin so this is definitely ideal when I am wanting to achieve a flawless look. 

Fact: The sponge is made from polyurethane which is latex free. One tip I'd reccomend is to replace the sponge once every 2 months because you'll be constantly using it on your face. Also, remember to clean the sponge with an effective bacterial wash that can look to clean the sponge thoroughly and inside out. 

From using the sponge, I also noted that the sponge soaked in more water so this means you just need to add a tad more of your foundation if you're wishing to finish covering the whole of your face. However, this sponge gives you amazing coverage to your skin. It's definitely a wonderful alternative from using brushes for once. 
WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • RRP $16.99
  • iHerb usually have sales, so click HERE
  • Priceline, click HERE
  • Otherwise, check out Real Techniques official website HERE
  • Selected pharmacies. 

THE MIRACLE COMPLEXION SPONGE BY REAL TECHNIQUES

REAL TECHNIQUES EXPERT SHOWS US HOW THE MIRACLE SPONGE WORKS. TUTORIAL BELOW: 



Have you tried the Miracle Complexion Sponge yet? 

If so, let me know as I'd love to chat about what you thought! 

Happy reading, 

Cheers, 
Livia xo

 
Thank you REAL TECHNIQUES for supporting me for this review. My reviews are based on my personal and true experiences. I only recommend products that I truly support.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

RACINNE, ULTIMATE AQUA BLANC SKINCARE RANGE FEAT. ULTIMATE BRIGHTENING MASK + CONCENTRATE REVIEW !


HEY BEAUTIES! 


If you can remember the last time I chatted about the Racinne brand, it was for the Ultimate Hydra perfection range. If you've missed that, you can check it out HERE where you can look to learn more about the gentle refining scrub and the contour brightening eye care products which have assisted my skin for the better. 

I am pleased to share with you beauties about the other Racinne range which is called the Ultimate Aqua Blanc range. They're products made from Korea and what I love about the brand itself is that the product is of amazing and high quality. Coming from personal experience, every product that I've tried that was made in Korea have all helped my skin brighten up or in some other beneficial way. For Australians located in New South Wales, lucky for you Chemist Warehouse, Parramatta currently stocks the Racinne brand which means get shopping Girls and Guys! 

One key active ingredient from the Ultimate Aqua Blanc Series is called the Lotus Callus Culture extract - where it's specifically sourced from the Lotus flower is is definitely ideal for those who suffer from skin pigmentation. I know for a fact that I have very subtle and small sun spots around the skin area of my eyes. By continuously using the products from the Racinne, Ultimate Blanc range, I can look to reduce the slight pigmentation and small sun spots around my eyes. The formula is suitable for women of any age who have main concerns over sun damage and dark sun spots. 

Lotus Callus Culture Extract along with Racinne's brightening formula and Vitamin B3 looks to all penetrate deep into the skin cells. The formula itself offers natural UV protection whilst revitalising and regenerating the surface of the skin. It's the brightening formula which helps to remove dead cells, corrects any enlarged pores - plus it looks to reduce any obvious dark spots on the skin. The result you eventually want is flawless, bright looking skin. With continued use of the Ultimate Aqua Blanc range, you can look to achieve that. Not only that, there's also anti-bacterial qualities which look to smooth and protect healthy and moisturising looking skin. 

For the Racinne Ultimate Aqua range, I will be chatting about the following products below: 

  • Ultimate Aqua Blanc - Brightening Mask
  • Ultimate Aqua Blanc - Concentrate 

Check out my thoughts below to see what I thought of these beauties! x



RACINNE, ULTIMATE AQUA BLANC, CONCENTRATE 

At first glance of the bottle of concentrate itself, it came in a presentable 30ml pump sized bottle. The Racinne Ultimate Aqua Blanc Concentrate is really an ultra-fine concentrate that looks to instantly energise your skin. Hence the formula is quite thicker in this sense so it looks to really absorb right into your skin. The concentrate looks to promote blood flow and remove any of the dead skin cells which in a way allows your skin to regenerate into newer and healthier looking skin. 

The fact that the product has been formulated with callus cultivation technology, it really captures EIGHT different moisturising extracts. Fact: Lotus stem cells have natural anti-oxidating and moisturising properties that prevent any further pigmentation from forming or developing on your skin. After using for a few weeks, I've seen lighter sun spots as if the colour has gradually faded. My skin has also felt much restored and I could feel my skin becoming more supple, appearing more luminous and just looking much healthier.

How I would use this product is that after cleansing and toning my face, I would apply this on right after. Using my fingertips, I would dab the product gently onto the areas with the sun spots and also across the whole of my face - making sure that I avoid the eye areas. I would definitely recommend using this product if your skin concerns consist of skin pigmentation, freckles and sun spots. Because the skin area around the eyes are so sensitive, they're more prone to developing into sun spots if you haven't fully protected the area around the eyes. From using the concentrate product every night, I can definitely observe a difference in appearance. My skin looks more luminous and glowing. It feels really soft and supple. And most importantly, my freckles and sunspots are less obvious, meaning that the concentrate has definitely done an amazing job in looking to reduce the skin's pigmentation. I am definitely happy about using the product on a daily basis and with constant use of the product, in the long run, my skin will look much brighter and flawless. 

POSITIVES:
  • Contains ultra-fine luminous activating essence. 
  • Contains Callus cultivation technology and 8 different moisturising extracts. 
  • Concentrate actually promotes elasticity and removes dead skin cells which reveals the next layer of skin. 
  • Reduces appearances of pigmentation.
  • Improves the skin's texture. 
  • Skin will show a much healthier glow after using. 

BEAUTY TIPS:
  •  Use fingertips to gently pat the product onto the face and specific areas with sun spots. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • RRP $51 AUD 
  • Available NOW online at http://shop.racinne.com.au/
  • Otherwise, Chemist Warehouse at Parramatta NSW also now stocks the Racinne range.

RACINNE, ULTIMATE AQUA BLANC BRIGHTENING MASK

The Racinne Ultimate Aqua Blanc Brightening masque is a product where it's designed to be used as a face mask. Once you have the mask on, you'll see that it looks to penetrate deep down into your skin cell where it promotes skin rejuvenation, strengthen your moisture levels and most importantly reduce any visible signs of pigmentation. 

The product has been formulated with lotus extract with deep sea pearl essence. In this way this provides a double brightening use to the product. What's more is that it reinforces the skin's protecting whilst preventing UV damage to your skin. Prevention is always the key and this face mask certainly does its job in preventing further dark spots from developing. 

In order to use this face mask, I would put it on after cleaning my skin thoroughly. Next, I would apply a thick layer onto my face and neck. Followed by waiting for about 15 minutes for the mask to settle on my face. After time is up, I would gently wipe the mask off and rinse off with lukewarm water. 

The results? It's really beneficial to those who have damaged skin and especially if it was damaged form the sun. This could be sun spots, pigmentation and uneven skin tone. The mask really helped to brighten and whiten my skin up whilst rejuvenation and hydrating the skin at the same time. For better results, I only used the masque once a week as part of my mask brightening treatment. 

In terms of consistency, the masque is a creamy rich and silky smooth cream. Once you apply this all over your face, you'll feel it be very soothing and nourishing. So in a way it felt as if I was in a spa salon getting a facial all over again. You really experience that luxury feel to using the product which is definitely an enjoyable experience with using this face mask. I would also recommend you to gently pat the skin whilst the masque is on, to really help the essence absorb right into the skin more. This will ensure that your skin stays super hydrated and the product will fade out your darker sun pigmentation spots. 

After rinsing off, my skin felt super soft and smooth. I definitely felt pampered and it's always a nice feeling when your skin feels squeaky clean too. My skin complexion has definitely become much clearer meaning that my skin tone is more even. My sun spots have faded slightly and I'm very satisfied with the results. If you're seeking skin brightening results, I really recommend you to use this product as it works like a miracle! 

POSITIVES:
  • Combines snow lotus extract with deep sea pearl essence to produce double action brightening formula. 
  • Texture of the skin is improved. 
  • Protection from UV rays.
  • Reduces the appearance of pigmentation.
  • All round brightening treatment. 

BEAUTY TIPS:
  •  Use fingertips to gently pat the product onto the face and specific areas with sun spots. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • RRP $37 AUD 
  • Available NOW online at http://shop.racinne.com.au/
  • Otherwise, Chemist Warehouse at Parramatta NSW also now stocks the Racinne range.
So there you have it for the Racinne skin range. 

If you're seeking a brand that offers skin brightening treatment, then opt for the Racinne brand in the Ultimate Aqua Blanc skincare range. Definitely worth a try! 

Happy reading! 

Cheers,
Livia xo

Thank you RACINNE for supporting me for this review. My reviews are based on my personal and true experiences. I only recommend products that I truly support.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

PROTECT YOUR SKIN USING TRAVEL FRIENDLY SIZED CANCER COUNCIL SUNSCREEN IN SPORT SPF 50+ AND EVERYDAY SUNSCREEN SPF30+ REVIEW !


HELLO BEAUTIES! 

Q. How often do you use sunscreen? 
If you said never, hardly, barely or what sunscreen...please keep on reading :) 

It's essential to protect your skin from the harsh sun when it comes to exposing yourself to the outdoors. The sun's UV rays are potentially the most harmful to your skin and the best thing you can always do for yourself is to protect your skin by using a good type of sunscreen, along with adequate protective clothing. 

One brand of sunscreen that I truly trust is from the Cancer Council brand. The best thing about purchasing their products is that part of the profits will eventually go to further research and development for the prevention and cure of cancer. I am a fond believer of supporting foundations such as the Cancer Council because it's all about contributing for the better and further research. As for Australia itself, there's a higher rate of people suffering from skin cancer because the U.V rays are so damaging here that sometimes people forget to slip, slop and slap. It's so important to protect your skin from the sun's damaging rays. And with using products from the Cancer Council sunscreen range, you'll be pleased to know that their products do in fact provide the highest Australian sun protection (i.e. having a SPF over 30+) and also with a broad spectrum of UVA and UVB protection. 

There are two particular sunscreen products I'd like to discuss in this review which may be suitable for your lifestyle. The best thing about Cancer Council is that they have different formulation to suit everybody's needs. In this case I have tested out the Cancer Council, Sport Sunscreen which comes with a handy Ezi clip in SPF 50+ and also the Cancer Council Everyday Sunscreen which comes in SPF.  A key tip to always remember is that to read the sunscreen label and only use as directed. 

The best thing about these two types of sunscreen is that you can get them in a travel-friendly size, so in this case they are in 50ml for the Sport Sunscreen and 35ml for the Everyday Sunscreen. This makes it perfect to pop into your handbag or beach bag whenever you are out and exposed to the U.V rays. It's always handy to also re-touch your sunscreen every 2 hours just to make sure that you are fully protected at all times. Don't forget to wear a hat! 

Read below to find out more about each product into detail x


 CANCER COUNCIL, SPORT SUNSCREEN SPF 50 + (WITH HANDY EZI CLIP) 

Ok guys! If you're active in sports and constantly under the sun, this is the ideal sunscreen for you. Of course it's named as the Sport Sunscreen. It's features a really high protection for people who are highly active in the sun. What's great too is that it's sweat resistant, non-greasy and has been designed for those who require a high performance sunscreen. That's right so high that the SPF is at 50+. Considering the high level of protection, it looks to protect your skin for up to 3-4 hours. It's also made to last for about 4 hours water resistant. 

And if you were wondering if that was a clip, yes it comes with a handy ezi clip which is ideal for your belt, backpack or sports bag. The product is made suitable for all skin types including those with sensitive skin. It's definitely affordable for a sunscreen and the skin protection is there so you just need to worry about re-applying once every few hours. 

Overall it was a pretty good type of sunscreen. The fragrance is not too strong so it's definitely comfortable to wear on my skin for long periods. As for the consistency of the cream, it rubs on quite easily onto the skin making it easy to spread all around my face and body. By having the sunscreen on, I didn't get sunburnt at all so the product's protection certainly helped in protecting my skin from the sun. 

POSITIVES:
  • Comes in a many sizes for the Sport Sunscreen, and if you're wanting something more travel friendly you can opt for the 50ml sized bottle which also comes with a handy ezi clip. 
  • No strong fragrance. 
  • SPF 50+
  • 4 Hours water resistant. 
  • High performance UVA and UVB protection against harsh sun rays. 
  • Suitable for all skin types. 
  • Made in Australia
NEGATIVES:
  • ZILCH! 
BEAUTY TIPS:
  • Just make sure to re-apply every few hours or so to avoid sunburn. 
WHERE TO PURCHASE: 


Comes with a cool handy ezi clip which is perfect for your backpack, belt or sportsbag. 

CANCER COUNCIL, EVERYDAY SUNSCREEN

Endorsed by the Cancer Council, the Everyday sunscreen has been a main favourite within the Cancer Council sunscreen range. This is a very light and non-oily type of moisturising sunscreen cream. It now contains more sunscreen actives which provide higher protection from the harmful UV rays. It comes in SPF 30+ protection and with a broad spectrum of UVA and UVB sun protection. This product has about 4 hours of water resistant time, meaning that after 3-4 hours make sure to re-apply if you have been swimming at the beach or in the water out in the sun.

From using this sunscreen, I have found that I did not experience any breakouts or redness. Sometimes when I use other types of sunscreens, it can get too oily for my skin so that is what makes my skin breakout. However from using the Everyday Sunscreen, it was alright for my skin and I experienced no sunburns as I have made sure that I re-applied the cream on every 2-3 hours. For a sunscreen price, it's quite affordable with their various types of sizes. If you're wanting a bigger size then you could always opt for a 1 litre tub which is priced at $34.95 AUD which is super affordable for 1 litre. This will last you months. As for the 35ml tube of sunscreen shown in the image above, I carry this in my handbag because it's light and not heavy at all. I love small and cute travel sized bottles because they're convenient to have in your bag. Also, the product is not greasy at all which is the best aspect of the application of the sunscreen. Overall, I am already using the sunscreen as part of my daily sunscreen wear and so far it has definitely been working for me. 

POSITIVES:
  • Comes in all sorts of sizes including spray on. 
  • No strong fragrance. 
  • SPF 30+
  • 4 Hours water resistant. 
  • High performance UVA and UVB protection against harsh sun rays. 
  • Suitable for all skin types. 
  • Made in Australia
NEGATIVES:
  • ZILCH! 
BEAUTY TIPS:
  • Just make sure to re-apply every few hours or so to avoid sunburn. 
WHERE TO PURCHASE: 

So remember to always....SLIP, SLOP and SLAP! (+ Always wear protective clothing) 

Let me know if you guys have tried this before in the comment box below. 

Send me an email if you'd like to chat more. 

Cheers,
Livia xo
Thank you CANCER COUNCIL NSW for supporting me for this review. My reviews are based on my personal and true experiences. I only recommend products that I truly support.

Monday, July 27, 2015

AND THE BRIDE WORE, ORLY! WEDDING PREP SPECIAL FEAT. MY IDEAL NAIL POLISH COLOUR IN KISS THE BRIDE REVIEW!


HEY BEAUTIES! 
In this special wedding prep talk, I will be chatting to you of course about beauty..mainly ORLY's new nail care range which features a variety of pink shades that would be so ideal for the Bride to Be. Of course I am in the middle of planning my wedding so this was a perfect time to share with you of what colour I intend to wear on my nails. Usually Brides opt for the French manicure, but I'd like to add bit more of a cute and sweet colour to my nails. It's so important that you get your nails right because it's where you will be wearing your wedding ring ;) 

Thankfully ORLY Professional Nail Care wedding collection has a shade to suit every bride's style. If your wedding ceremony is located in a garden outdoor type of area, the pastel colours of the ORLY range would really look to suit your lovely nails. 

ORLY Rich Crème range include Kiss The Bride (which is a pale blue based pink crème). This is the shade I tested out and so far I am loving the colour that it brings to my nails. I've used about two shades to achieve the colour as pictured above along with a top coat. I love how the colour is soft, girly and speaks elegance.
There are other colours such Lift The Veil (which is blue based baby pink creme), Prelude To A Kiss (which is a soft peach pink creme) and last but not least, Toast The Couple which is in a soft beige pink shimmer colour. 

All of ORLY'S nail polish and lacquers are formulated without any harmful chemicals such as DBP (Dibutyl Phthalate), Formaldehyde Resin and Toluene. So it's quite soft to use and I am highly aware that the polish doesn't damage my health in any way which is always important to consider when shopping for types of nail polishes. It also won't look to damage your nails. 

You'll be pleased to know that the Bridal Collection from ORLY is now available from selected salons, pharmacies and also at www.orlybeauty.com.au.

All of the ORLY nail lacquer and treatments all feature their famous award winning Gripper Cap. Their cap is what gives you the ultimate control when painting your nails. You can achieve a faster rate to painting your nails with the gripper cap. I managed to complete a fresh of coat to both set of nails within a time span of five minutes, so I always look forward to using the ORLY nail range. And especially when it comes to the big day, I know for a fact that I will definitely be wearing the shade in Kiss The Bride. 

POSITIVES:
  • Dries quick. 
  • Comes with a Gripper cap for ease of use. 
  • Does NOT contain DBP, Toluene, Formaldehyde and Formaldehyde Resin.
  • The shade is gorgeous and perfect for Brides to Be. 
  • Cute and pretty colour for your nails. 
NEGATIVES: 
  • Zilch!
BEAUTY TIPS:
  • File and clean any excess nail polish before applying this onto your nails. 
WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • RRP $18.95 for the ORLY NAIL LACQUER which is 18ml. 
  • Available NOW from selected pharmacies and salons nation wide.
  • Stockist: 1300 769 355 
  • Check out their website for the latest information: www.orlybeauty.com.au
  • Or, head to their Facebook page to get the latest updates: www.facebook.com/ORLYAustralia




I hope you enjoyed this lovely post! 

Be sure to ask me any questions with the comment box below or pop me an email on the RIGHT ;) 

Happy reading!

Cheers,
Livia xo



Thank you ORLY for supporting me for this review. My reviews are based on my personal and true experiences. I only recommend products that I truly support.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

HAIRCARE REVIEW: FEAT. DRY SHAMPOO BY POLISHED LONDON IN BLIGHTY BRUNETTE REVIEW !



HI BEAUTIES! 

Welcome BACK to my beauty page where I like to discuss what's new, what I tried out and simply made me go WOW this is really amazing I need to share this with you guys. When it comes to testing out the products, I always ensure that I look to see whether it has ticked all of the right boxes for me - whether it be from the product packaging itself to the benefits I am receiving from using the products. 

When it comes to haircare, have you ever wanted to try out a type of product that would not require you to wash your hair? Say for example, you're in a rush to get to work and you simply don't have that time to pop into the shower and get your hair shampooed and conditioned. What do you do in this instance? Your hair is looking rather limp, oily, messy and dirty! For us girls and guys, sometimes we can throw it in a messy bun and get away with it. Yet...the smell of the dirty oils in your hair will still linger. The solution? Dry shampoo it is! 

As someone who has really dark brown hair, I was so thrilled to try out the 'Blighty Brunette' form the Polished London Dry shampoo range. This product is specially made for dark and brunette coloured hair. When I first used this dry shampoo, I realised that it didn't leave a white residue which was ideal because why do you want white stuff showing on your hair. 
The bottle of 150ml dry shampoo by Polished London in Blighty Brunette is mainly for those with dark hair. You will realise that when you spray onto your hair, that the product is of a soft brown colour but it will really look to blend in with dark and brown coloured hair. 

For the scent of this dry shampoo, I would describe it as a can of hair spray scent. So it's more on the bold scent side. It smells clean and fresh so the smell was definitely bearable. 

So how would you use dry shampoo? See my simple tips and steps below to help you out: 
  • STEP 1: Shake the can well and then spray onto roots, at least 30cm away. 
  • STEP 2: Allow the dry shampoo to absorb any excess oil you have on your hair, then look to massage this in. 
  • STEP 3: Alternatively, if you don't want to spray directly onto the hair, you could also look to spray some of the dry shampoo onto your hairbrush, and then look to comb this throughout your hair. 
  • STEP 4: Before spraying this product, make sure you've covered your nice clothes well with a protective towel, cape, etc.. 
  • STEP 5: VOILA...You are now finished! 
For sure you won't see any white residue because the dry shampoo will come out in a dark coloured spray so this will easily blend into your hair. When massaging your hair, be sure to massage the areas thoroughly to ensure the product is evenly spread and absorbed entirely. Overall, I felt that my hair was cleaner and smelt fresh. I always like it how my hair comes out of the shower where it smells gorgeous. Well, this is somewhat similar to that concept, except the dry shampoo will last you until the end of the day. It's a very quick fix for your hair for if you're needing some TLC to it. It's a life saviour and everyone needs a can of Polished London in their handbag or drawer. It will save you from time and effort needed to wash your hair. I am not saying to just use dry shampoo as an option, always look to wash your hair afterwards to ensure that you remove all of the product build up. I tend to use dry shampoo when I am rushed for time in the mornings or afternoons. It's also great if you're heading out and have no time to wash your hair. Dry shampoo to the rescue! 

Polished London in 'Blighty Brunette' has got to be the best and top brand of dry shampoos I have ever tested out. I am quite satisfied with the results because of how well the formula absorbs into my hair and makes it appear less oily. And at such an affordable price, why not invest into this type of dry shampoo where it's a super alternative to washing your hair during the day. I would truly recommend those to try it out if you haven't done so. 

POSITIVES:
  • Specifically designed for brunettes and dark coloured hair. 
  • Does not leave a white residue.
  • After using, hair feels so much fresh and clean. 
  • Easily absorbs into your hair. 
  • Convenient to have in your bag or drawer. 
NEGATIVES:
  • Zilch
BEAUTY TIPS:
  • You can look to spray this 30cm from the hair. 
  • Massage the product when you allow the product to absorb using your fingertips. 
WHERE TO PURCHASE: 

Have you tried out Polished London's other ranges? If so, let me know as I am so keen to read all about it. 

Happy reading, 

Cheers,
Livia xo
Thank you POLISHED LONDON for supporting me for this review. My reviews are based on my personal and true experiences. I only recommend products that I truly support.

SO...? ETERNAL FRAGRANCE REVIEW, EAU DE TOILETTE !


HEY BEAUTIES! 

I'm literally in love with the So...? Eternal Eau De Toilette in 30ml. If you have not heard of this cute little bottle of gem, it can be found at Priceline pharmacies, Big W, Target and also selected pharmacies right around Australia. 

The scent in So...? Eternal encapsulates true romance. If you're a girly type of scent and love the tones of fresh fruits, pink pepper passion with a hint of lemon - you'll be totally sold with this slender, and sophisticated looking bottle. Furthermore, this leads to middles notes of orchid, pink peony and violets whilst capturing a hint of amber, vanilla and sandalwood. 

What I observed from using the perfume is that it lingers on for the whole day and the staying power is long. I always tend to lean towards perfumes that are long lasting! As for the scent itself, it sure it refreshing to use in the morning whilst getting ready for work. You'll smell like a bunch of gorgeous flowers. What also makes the So...Eternal perfume attractive is that it's quite affordable. There are two sizes both in 30ml and 100ml, which means price wise we're looking at $14.95 and $24.95 AUD respectively. It's definitely worthwhile picking a bottle up of the So...Eternal range as it could be used on a casual or everyday use. 

The packaging of the bottle itself is cute and stands out from the crowd. I love how it comes with a pink sphere lid which makes the bottle so adorable. Also, the fragrance is made in the U.K in case you were aware of where this was made from. So look to check out more of the So...Fragrance especially the So...Eternal range when you're shopping next :) 

POSITIVES:
  • Long lasting. 
  • Sweet, floral scent. 
  • Comes in an adorable bottle. 
  • Smells of orchid, pink peonies and violets. 

NEGATIVES:
  • Zilch. 

BEAUTY TIPS:
  • Spray on the wrists or behind the neck for longer lasting scent. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • RRP $14.95 for the 30ml
  • Priceline pharmacies.
  • Big W
  • Target 
  • And other selected pharmacies. 

So for those who checked this out, let me know on what you thought of this on the comment box below. 

Take care,

Cheers,
Livia xo

Thank you So Fragrance for supporting me for this review. My reviews are based on my personal and true experiences. I only recommend products that I truly support.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

WINTER ESSENTIALS INCLUDE THE VASELINE RANGE FEAT. THEIR NEW INTENSIVE CARE SPRAY MOISTURISER + DEEP RESTORE CREAM REVEW!

HELLOOO BEAUTIES!

Do you suffer from dry, itchy skin?


Winter means beauty skin care requires you to pop out the moisturisers, Vaseline tub, beanies, scarves, socks and the list goes on... Well did you know that Vaseline has now released their NEW range of moisturisers which is called the Intensive Care range which offers better products for your convenience, boosts your skin's structure and looks to really hydrate dull, looking skin. 

I checked out Vaseline's NEW Intensive Care, Spray moisturiser in 190g (In a can, YES!) and also their Deep Restore moisturiser cream in 225ml. 

Scroll down to find out what these amazing winter essentials did for me and why you should look to consider to purchase them at your next shopping visit. x


 VASELINE, INTENSIVE CARE - SPRAY MOISTURISER (ADVANCED STRENGTH)

I love how convenient it is to apply moisturiser using the Intensive Care, Spray moisturiser in Advanced strength. It was my first time testing this product out and my first impressions of it was that it looked super handy to carry with you around (whether it be in your purse or travel bag). It's the convenience factor that really caught my attention. Of course the formula and quality of the product have to all be up to my expectations too. Nevertheless, it's a fragance free type of body spray moisturiser where you could use it on anywhere of your body including hands, legs, stomach, back, feet, etc.. Even better it's suitable for all skin types including those with sensitive skin. 

Once you spray on the moisturiser, you'll realise that it absorbs within on second which is really fast! The unique formulation present in the moisturiser is what allows the product to absorb onto your skin and look to make your skin feeling softer, hydrated and moisturised. I also felt no stickiness to using the product and I loved how soft the product made my skin feel. There are so many moisturisers out there where some leave a sticky residue behind, not with the Vaseline Intensive Care range...their range actually feels comfortable when applying their products onto skin.

With the can itself, it's a 360-degree spray which is delivered using compressed air which means it keeps on spraying and even at all types of angles, hence this would be brilliant if you're trying to reach behind your back or so. 

At 190g for the size of the can, it's a decent size for a can of moisturiser. The top of the cap needs to be twisted in order for you to activate the spray. It's designed so that you remember to lock your product and if you do leave it in your bag, it won't be bumped and the product won't be wasted. Great thinking Team Vaseline! 

How you can use the spray is to use it directly on the skin and look to massage this in. One great aspect of it all is that it absorbs very fast so it will feel very comfortable when applied to your skin. Also, I forgot to add to the convenience factor is that if you intend to go out and are rushed for time, this can of beauty will be perfect in that case. Just simply, spray on the moisturiser, pop on your favourite dress and you're good to go! It's easy and simple which is what I like about the product. All I can say about this is that I highly recommend you to try this out if you haven't yet because trust me... you'll love the convenience! 

POSITIVES:
  • Fragrance-free type of spray
  • Suitable for all skin types. 
  • Convenient to use.
  • Handy to carry around. 
  • Absorbs really quickly. 
  • Very moisturising in a quick way. 
  • 360-degree spray. 

NEGATIVES:
  • I loved this product! 

BEAUTY TIPS:
  • Spray onto skin right after showering. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • RRP $9.99 for 190g
  • Available at Priceline pharmacies
  • Other pharmacies nationally. 
  • Check out Vaseline's Official website for more information http://www.vaseline.com.au/



Vaseline's twist to lock cap. 


Preparing to try out the awesome Spray Moisturiser by Vaseline. 



VASELINE, DEEP RESTORE - INTENSIVE CARE LOTION

If you fancy trying the Intensive Care lotion in Deep Restore then, you should look to check out the yellow bottle of goodness. It features Stratys-3 technology which looks to help your skin to become super moisturised with a non-greasy finish. It absorbs so quick and easily when applied to skin. I found that by using this after showering, it absorbed even more quickly when on skin, about 1-2 minutes. (So try this method whenever you look to try this lotion out). 

What the product essentially looks to do is that it replenishes, hydrates and restores your skin's natural moisture balance. I occasionally get really dry skin on my legs because I tend to wear stockings more during winter, hence it's constantly rubbing onto my skin which means it's not always breathing. I always look to moisturise my legs right after when I shower because it's really the best time for applying on the lotion. The scent of the product is quite pleasant and smells really natural and light which lingers on my skin after applying. 

They have three sizes ranging from 225ml, 400ml, 750ml which gives you an option to select from. After using this as my daily moisturiser, I could see my skin improving by looking less dry and flaky. The next morning, my legs would feel super hydrated so I am happy about the results. 

The product comes in a flip top lid for the 225ml which is what I tested out. It's a cute, mini size for your handbag - which you can take along with you on the go and use it when needed. 

POSITIVES:
  • Has a light and refreshing scent to it.
  • The 225ml is handy to pop into your bag. 
  • Made for those with really dry skin. 
  • Skin feels super hydrated and balanced afterwards. 
  • Non-sticky.

NEGATIVES:
  • Zilch.  

BEAUTY TIPS:
  • Apply onto your skin after showering. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • RRP $5.25 for 225ml, $7.68 for 400ml and $11.57 for 750ml. 
  • Available at Priceline pharmacies
  • Other pharmacies nationally. 
  • Check out Vaseline's Official website for more information http://www.vaseline.com.au/

SWATCH TEST

From the image above, the lotion is quite thick and white. It's very moisturising and I love how it's not sticky when you apply it onto your skin. 

I hope you enjoyed reading about what my winter essentials included! 

Let me know if you have any questions with the comment box below or on the right hand side. 

Happy weekend and reading x

Cheers and take care,
Livia xo

Thank you VASELINE for supporting me for this review. My reviews are based on my personal and true experiences. I only recommend products that I truly support.

Friday, July 24, 2015

RACINNE, ULTIMATE HYDRA PERFECTION RANGE FEAT. GENTLE REFINING SCRUB + CONTOUR BRIGHTENING EYE CARE REVIEW !


HEY BEAUTIES! 

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT AN AFFORDABLE SKINCARE ROUTINE RANGE? 

I hope you're well and all ready for the weekends because simply....T.G.I.F ! Now for something new and different. I am always open to trying new things because I am quite experimental and I love new brands that come out to the beauty market. 

In this post, I discovered the brand called RACINNE. Not sure for those who have not heard but it's Made from Korea and the best part of it all is that it's super affordable for those wanting an affordable skin care routine. For Australians located in New South Wales, lucky for you Chemist Warehouse, Parramatta currently stocks the Racinne brand which means get shopping Girls and Guys! 

The Ultimate Hydra Perfection Series boasts an advanced formula known as ‘Callus Cultivation Technology’. The formulations include a powerful combination of key active ingredients which are very beneficial to the skin which nourishes, hydrates and protects the skin to maintain equal balance.

Feel free to check out my thoughts on the Racinne, Ultimate Hydra Perfection range which features: 
  • Ultimate Hydra Perfection - Gentle Refining Scrub 
  • Ultimate Hydra Perfection - Contour Brightening Eye-care 

These are definitely two important products that both help to make your skin feel super cleansed, smooth and most importantly improves your skin's radiance. Skincare routine is so important in my daily life because it's good to have skin that's healthy looking and can glow all day long. I mean sure there are heaps of foundations and concealers to hide your imperfections - but at the end of the day it really comes down to how good your skin will look naturally. It's important to care for it and especially when you notice that it's not healthy looking anymore, then it's time to think of a specific skincare routine which can help you in this sense. 

So, please keep reading to find out more about my first experiences with the Racinne brand xx



ULTIMATE HYDRA PERFECTION, GENTLE REFINING SCRUB 

The gentle refining scrub is perfect for those who want to improve their skin's radiance and glow. You'll be pleased to know that this is the ideal exfoliating scrub for those that want super smooth skin afterwards. What the product ideally does is that it looks to scrub away all of the aged surface cells and any embedded impurities on your skin. After scrubbing, your skin will thank you because it felt so smooth and my skin look seriously brighter after using this as part of my daily skincare routine. 

Inside the 75ml white and elegant tube is lemongrass and peach extract combined with ultra fine exfoliating beads which are perfect for scrubbing away the dead skin cells. The formulation itself also contains seaweed extracts that looks to promote a 28 day skin renewal system that increases absorption of nutrients and hydration that's needed to give you that purified and radiant looking skin. 

How I used this product is that I squeezed out a pea sized amount of product onto my hands and gently massaged this all around my face using circular motion. The more water I used with the product, the easier it was to work with the product. After a good 5 minutes of massaging my face, I would look to rinse off with lukewarm water. Using lukewarm water is always ideal because this is when your skin pores open up, making it easily to clean deep into those pores! 

The product is called a Gentle Refining Scrub because it doesn't really feel like a scrub. The ultra-fine microbeads are so gentle and small that you don't even notice it. It just feels like a regular cleanser. The texture feels quite creamy and it's very pleasant to use. I experienced no redness or irritations after using the product so this really worked for my daily skincare routine. It's also catered for ALL SKIN TYPES so even people with sensitive skin can use this product without any issues. It's probably one of the best scrubs I've used that doesn't even feel like a scrub. After using the scrub, I could really feel my skin to be smooth, soft and so clean! Felt so good to use the scrub after a long day out.

POSITIVES: 
  • Contains lemongrass and peach extract.
  • Contains ultra-fine microbeads that is very gentle on skin. 
  • Texture is quite creamy. 
  • No harsh scent or smell at all. 
  • Easy to use. 
  • Skin feels super cleansed and smooth after using the product. 
  • You get a super glowing complexion after using for a long period. 

NEGATIVES:
  • Zilch!

BEAUTY TIPS:
  • Be sure to use a pea-sized amount of the cleanser because a little goes a long way for it. 
  • When massaging the product, be sure to use circular motions with your hands. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • RRP $24.00
  • Available ONLINE at http://www.racinne.com.au/
  • Otherwise, also now available at Chemist Warehouse, Parramatta NSW. 



ULTIMATE HYDRA PERFECTION, CONTOUR BRIGHTENING EYE CARE

The Racinne Contour Brightening Eye care gel looks to enhance eye contour by reducing eyelid puffiness, dark circles and also looks to improve circulation. What is also interesting that's present in the eye gel is that it includes natural antioxidant and renewal properties of lemongrass and grape callus extract. There are definitely some new ingredients in this beauty product that I've never heard of which makes this product very unique to me. 

How I would use this eye gel is that I would apply a small amount around the eyes and then instantly I can feel it repair itself. if you have dry skin around the eye areas, the eye gel can assist in hydrating the sensitive area allowing for a firmer and more radiant looking skin. I am constantly looking at the computer everyday, hence it made my eyes appear more tired. My dark circles got much darker and I couldn't figure out which product would work well in the long-term. This particular eye gel by Racinne is definitely a worthwhile investment for those wanting to seek a brighter complexion. My puffiness around the eyes were instantly reduced and my dark circles gradually got a bit lighter than usual. 

By using a tiny amount onto my ring finger and gently patting around ,my eye areas, I felt a cooling sensation which was quite gentle and comfortable. With regular usage of the eye gel, you can definitely look to get a better and brighter complexion around your eye areas. No longer will your dark circles look dark anymore and there will be reduction with your eye bags. I am amazed with miracle product because I have been searching for a long time for an effective and affordable eye cream. I am so glad that I have found Racinne's Contour brightening Eye care gel. It truly deserves 5/5 stars for the product. 

POSITIVES: 
  • Reduces puffiness and dark circles.
  • With regular use, you can look to have a brighter complexion around the eye areas.
  • The gel had a cooling sensation to it. 
  • The gel looks to improve circulation around the eye. 
  • Contains natural antioxidant and renewal properties of lemongrass and grape callus extract. 

NEGATIVES:
  • Zilch!

BEAUTY TIPS:
  • Use your ring finger to pat the gel onto your eye areas. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • RRP $26.00
  • Available ONLINE at http://www.racinne.com.au/
  • Otherwise, also now available at Chemist Warehouse, Parramatta NSW. 

I hope you enjoyed reading this Racinne review. 

For a first time experience, I can definitely look to repurchase this range. 

If you have any questions, be sure to comment below or pop it into the email box on the right. 

What's your skincare routine? I would love to know! 

Cheers,
Livia xox


Thank you RACINNE for supporting me for this review. My reviews are based on my personal and true experiences. I only recommend products that I truly support.