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Monday, August 31, 2015

HUMAN + KIND (SKINCARE WITH A CONSCIENCE) FEAT. ALL-IN-ONE BODY OIL PRODUCT REVIEW!


HELLO BEAUTIES!

Ever heard of...
Human + Kind
Skincare with a conscience?

You'll be pleased to know that I checked out the product over the few weeks to see what it really could do for my skin. This Human + Kind All in One Body oil is essentially a multi-tasking body oil. Once you smooth the oil onto your skin, it looks to absorb instantly which really softens skin and then locks in moisture. It assists your skin in enhancing its skin tone and also reducing the appearance of stretch marks and scars. After using this type of body oil, I could instantly feel my skin being smooth and had a slight sheen to it. Human + Kind is an Irish based company which specialises in producing products that are simple, natural and dependable for women to use everyday. 

My first impressions of the product's packaging was that it was one unique packaging. I love the cardboard feel to it as it has a hexagonal type of dimension to its box. (Fun stuff!) The bottle comes in 75ml which can last you months considering that you're using small amounts. 

The formula is non-greasy and absorbs really quickly when smoothed onto skin. This is the great aspect of this body oil, because you don't want your skin feeling super oily. It's definitely suitable for normal, dry, sensitive and flaky types of skin. It's also super beneficial for those who have dry and dehydrated skin as this looks to smooth and soothe your skin after shaving. Also, if your skin is feeling damaged, this body oil can look to nourish the damaged parts of your skin. 

The active ingredients present in the body oil is Organic Sunflower oil, Organic Kojoba oil, cold pressed wheat germ oil, Natural Vitamin E and Arnica oil.

You'll also be pleased to know that there are: 
  • No chemicals.
  • No colourants.
  • No parabens.
  • No additives. 
  • No animal testing. 

They sure named the Body oil an ALL-IN-ONE by Human + Kind for a reason because it's definitely used for different purposes which is similar to the Bio Oil product. My knee caps, hands , elbows and arms would occasionally feel dry and so I looked to apply this oil on those dry prone areas to see whether it would work. Instantly, after applying the oil, my dry prone areas felt super soft. I didn't even need to let it sit overnight. Not only that, if you have stretch marks or scars and with regular use of this awesome body oil, you'll start to see those scars slowly diminish or become visibly reduced. It is the antioxidants that are present in the oil which invigorate the skin by eliminating any toxins and also looks to strengthen and tone your skin with regular use.

Overall I am quite impressed with this body oil by Human + Kind and for my first time using this product, I am definitely satisfied with the benefits it has given me such as softer looking skin. I also would recommend this type of body oil to use as it's really amazing! 

POSITIVES:
  • Multi-tasking type of body oil. 
  • Looks to reduce scars and stretch marks. 
  • The oil quickly absorbs into skin. 
  • Comes in a 75ml bottle. 
  • Suitable for dry, flaky, sensitive and normal skin. 
  • Great for ageing and dehydrated skin. 
  • Soothes and softens skin after shaving. 
  • Improves the appearance of damaged skin. 
  • Natural fragrance. 

NEGATIVES:
  • Zilch!

BEAUTY TIPS:
  • Smooth onto the dry prone areas of skin. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE:


Have you tried the Human + Kind Body Oil yet? 

If so I'd love to hear what you thought, let me know below xx

Happy reading!

Cheers,
Livia xo
Thank you HUMAN AND KIND 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, August 30, 2015

GET THE NUDE NATURAL LOOK USING NUDE BY NATURE'S PRESSED MINERAL COVER, ULTIMATE NUDE EYESHADOW PALETTE + MINERAL LIPLINER REVIEW + SWATCH + HOW TO'S!


ALOHA BEAUTIES! 

Achieving the simple and nude look is so easy! I've checked out Nude by Nature range to see if it could help me to achieve that nude look. 

Ever wanted to learn which products will be able to assist you in achieving that nude and natural look? I've selected the top mineral make-up brand in Australia, Nude by Nature to help to create my nude and natural look which you guys can check out below. I am overall happy with the results because it doesn't look like I've piled a heap of make-up on. It's an easy and go-to look for everyday wear which is suitable for any occasion, any time. Ever since I've started to use the Nude by Nature products, it has really changed my skin appearance. It doesn't cause any breakouts and it just feels very natural when on skin. You'll be glad to know that their products are 100% natural derived which means there's no unnecessary chemicals present in their products. I am definitely satisfied with the brand and am currently using them in my daily make-up routine. 

Are you guys to check out the range of products that helped me to create that ideal nude look? I am super excited to share my thoughts with you below so please keep on reading xx

The products I've used include of the following: 
  • Nude by Nature - Nude Oil Free Moisturiser (Already reviewed in my previous post)
  • Nude by Nature - Pressed Mineral Cover in (Light/Medium) 
  • Nude by Nature - Ultimate Nude Eye Shadow Palette (3 x 1.5g) 
  • Nude by Nature - Mineral Lipliner in Sassy and Clique

 NUDE BY NATURE - MINERAL LIP LINER (IN SASSY AND CHIQUE) 

The interesting aspect of these gorgeous Mineral lip liners by Nude by nature is that they're naturally derived, meaning that there's no chemicals in these lip liners. It's made for any skin types so don't fear if you feel that these won't be suited to you, because it will! I found these perfect for lining my lips because they felt super natural, smudge resistant that it didn't even feather my lips. I am quite amazed with these natural lip-liners, especially with the colours in sassy and clique which are such beautiful colours to be lip-liners. The glide on these are super smooth to use on lips. 

The lip-liners come in a pencil and they felt super soft whilst lining my lips. They weren't too sharp, and surprisingly there was some form of pigmentation to the colour which was great. I love the fact that they're really long-lasting on lips and do not smudge as previously mentioned. It's always good to consider a lip-liner that lasts the whole day because lets face it, we don't like our lips smudging! You can choose to line your lips and then use a neutral coloured lipstick to go over your lips. Else you can otherwise you the lip-liner to fill in your lips all way through and then go over it with a lip gloss. My lips definitely look fuller and more plumped. The lip-liner actually creates an outline which shapes your lips. Ideally, this would be my ideal lip-liners for my make-up routine. 

POSITIVES:
  • Glides perfectly and smoothly on lips. 
  • Comes in three shades. 
  • Very long lasting.
  • Easy to apply. 
  • 100% Naturally derived. 

NEGATIVES:
  • Zilch

BEAUTY TIPS:
  • You can choose to apply the lip-liner directly to the lips on the edges first, then blend inward by creating the perfect definition for your lip gloss application. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 


SWATCHES BELOW!


In the above image features Nude by Nature's Mineral Lipliners in Sassy and Clique which are such gorgeous colours for your lips. 


(Above) Featuring the lip-liners by Nude by Nature. 
I really love how natural it made my lips look. 


NUDE BY NATURE, PRESSED MINERAL COVER IN LIGHT/MEDIUM SKIN TONE 

It was my first time trying the Pressed Mineral Cover by Nude by Nature and I have to say that I am truly impressed with the results that it gives to my overall natural and nude look. So you guys might be thinking for the first time, what exactly does this Pressed Mineral Cover offer? Well it's basically a mineral powder foundation that offers feather-light or medium-full coverage for every skin tone. It's definitely suitable for all skin types out there. I love how it's in the form of a powder foundation because it gives more of a natural look to my skin and it also helps to minimise the appearance of pores and wrinkles on your skin. I love how it's made for all skin types so this Pressed Mineral Cover is something exciting to try out, if you haven't so. 

With the overall results it has given, I have found that it provides a really lightweight, semi-matte finish to my look and can last up to 8 hours long. I tested this on my face from 6AM all right through to 6PM at night and found that it lasted the whole day which I am really super impressed about. I found that it instantly illuminated my skin and immediately minimised the appearance of my pores and any signs of wrinkles.

I also looked to check out what ingredients they used with the Pressed Mineral Cover and it includes Native Australian ingredients such as the Kakadu plum which is super high in Vitamin C content; and Cehami extract which is really hydrating for the skin. My skin sure felt nourished with the Pressed Mineral cover and did not even feel "cakey" at all which was a positive aspect to the Pressed Mineral cover. 

There's no particular fragrance to the formula which is amazing. The reason why I felt that this Pressed mineral cover was very nourishing for my skin is because it also contains Vitamin E, Avocado oil, Jojoba oil and Shea butter which evens out my complexion whilst moisturising and protecting my skin from other elements. 

I also love how flawless the finish was on my skin and there were no signs of shine. It actually looks to eliminate any type of shine you may have on your face. So ladies...if your skin is faced with some shine, look to dust some of this Pressed Mineral Cover by Nude by Nature on ASAP! It doesn't even feel like I have make-up on because of how naturally derived the product is. It's definitely blendable and build-able for your skin so don't be afraid to experiment with the many techniques you can look to create with this product. 

With the packaging itself, I am super loving how it has been packaged. Once you open the box, the product is snuggled tight in another protective bag. And once you get to open the Pressed Mineral Cover, it also comes with a powder puff which feels really durable. To open the Cover, you simply press the button to snap open the lid. It's super easy to use and definitely fun to play with in your make-up routine. 

My first time experience using this product and I am definitely satisfied with the product and results it has given me so it's a 5/5 stars for me. 

POSITIVES:
  • 100% Naturally derived. 
  • Dermatologically tested.
  • Suitable for sensitive skin.
  • Animal cruelty free.
  • Contains native Kakadu plum and Cehami extract.
  • Free from any parabens, talc, bismuth.
  • Fragrance free.

NEGATIVES:
  • Zilch

BEAUTY TIPS:
  • You can choose to use a brush or sponge and apply to the sides of your cheeks. 
  • You can build it from medium to full coverage.

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 


CHECK OUT THE EXPERTS FROM NUDE BY NATURE,
FEATURING THEIR TAKE ON HOW TO APPLY THE PRESSED MINERAL COVER BY NUDE BY NATURE. 


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 NUDE BY NATURE, ULTIMATE NUDE EYESHADOW PALETTE

You can't complete the nude look without the Ultimate Nude Eyeshadow palette, and in this case I checked out the eyeshadow palette by Nude by Nature. 

If you're looking for a trio of amazing brown and neutral soft shades for your ideal natural look, then you'll be pleased to know that the one by Nude by Nature certainly caught my eye. The colours are so pigmented and also beautiful types of brown that it was the perfect product for my natural look. 

The colours in this eyeshadow palette are so perfect for a natural look. The colours include: Espresso (which is a darker brown shade), Latte (which is more of tan, light brown shade) and then we have Crème (which is the light cream colour which should neutralise your overall look!). The texture of the eyeshadow was really creamy and had a light sheen to it. The finish to my eyes was amazing and the best thing about these is that it's really long lasting. So you get an amazing colours plus it lasts long, talk about duo purposes! 

The compact comes with a small mini-eyeshadow brush too so this makes it really ideal for travelling purposes because it comes with a mirror too! I love the brown shiny cover as it's sleek and very classy looking. I love pretty things and especially when it comes to pretty make-up packaging, I am totally a sucker for those. 

You'll also be pleased to know that their eyeshadows are 100% naturally derived making it super gentle and friendly to use. It has definitely NOT been tested on animals, so for any animal lovers out there...this one is for you too.
The overall coverage is amazing with this eyeshadow palette and it's ideal for achieving a really natural look. It doesn't look caked on when trying to build on the eyeshadow which is good too. I got no irritations from using this palette and I am definitely happy about this product. Again I'd rate this a 5/5 stars for the ultimate nude eyeshadow palette. 

POSITIVES:
  • Allows you to achieve a natural look. 
  • Beautiful case, includes handy mirror and mini-eyeshadow brush. 
  • Perfectly hued trios.
  • 100% naturally derived.
  • Hasn't been tested on animals. 
  • Fragrance free. 

NEGATIVES:
  • Zilch

BEAUTY TIPS:
  • Using the Creme shade from the Ultimate Eye Shadow Palette and apply across the entire lid, extending up to the brow. 
  • Follow with the Latte shade through the crease of the lid to create depth, and finish with the Espresso shaded into the lashes and on the under side of the eye.

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 

                      SWATCHES BELOW!



 Featuring Nude by Nature, Ultimate Nude Eye Shadow Palette SWATCHES. 
From the top-to-bottom we have: ESPRESSO, LATTE & CREME

HOW TO GET THAT ULTIMATE NUDE LOOK?

SCROLL DOWN TO SEE!


FEATURING MY NUDE + NATURAL GO TO LOOK 




Have you checked out these ultimate nude products by Nude by Nature? 

Happy reading!

Cheers,
Livia xo
 

Thank you NUDE BY NATURE 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, August 29, 2015

HOW TO MAINTAIN STRONGER AND HEALTHIER LOOKING NAILS FOR SPRING, FEAT. REVITANAIL'S SENSITIVE NAIL STRENGTHENER + TRIPLE STRENGTH REVIEW!


HEY BEAUTIES! 

Want to find a way to maintain healthy and strong looking nails? Have no fear, Revitanail is here! 

I always look to seek for the Revitanail product shelf at my nearest Priceline stores whenever I am looking for nail products that can look to restore my nails into looking much healthier and stronger. Ever faced with a situation where your nails are brittle, dry, chipped, yellow and simply weak? That's because you've either left nail polish on your nails for a very long time or it could simply be the weather that's wreaking havoc on your beautiful nails. When it comes to treating your nails, it's always good to use products that can look to restore your nails back to premium condition, period. 

So the story with my nails this winter is that I've been experiencing weak nails which keep peeling and chipping away. Why can't my nails for once just be perfect and not chip away right? I came across the Revitanail range because I for one have been using their product range for a few months now and I find that their products have been very consistent and beneficial for my nails. It's a great buy because I feel that their products are catered for people who have weak nails or just want to maintain healthier and stronger looking nails in their lifestyle. 

So find out below to see which products from the Revitanail range helped my nails heaps this winter! 


REVITANAIL TRIPLE STRENGTH in (Marshmallow)

*Colour clinically proven to strengthen with ProSina Keratin peptide 

There are three key ingredients being used in this Revitanail's Triple strength and they are: Keratin, Bamboo and Calcium. They are there to provide a strengthening treatment to your nails by making them stronger and healthier looking. 

When you apply the Triple Strength on, I noticed that it gives a very glossy-finish within a quick drying period as well. The application was clean and streak-free so there definitely was no trouble putting it onto my nails. 

The product is also completely free from Formaldehyde, Toluene and also Dibutyl
Phthalate - which makes this product super gentle and friendly to use. There are no health concerns to using this product which definitely puts me at ease and of course for everyone too. The brush itself is not too thick or thin. It allows for me to use even strokes without any streaks which is a positive aspect to the product. I also love how the product packaging is quite classy and sophisticated looking. It's very informative and lists the instructions of how to use the product quite clearly. The colour in "Marshmallow" gives off a cute, baby pink opaque type of colour which I adore! It's subtle and chic! 

For myself I tend to always get split nails but I have been noticing that ever since I've been using a few coats of the Triple strength every week, it's actually looked to improve the strength of my nails which I am absolutely delighted with. 

HOW TO USE: 
  • Look to apply just 2 coats of the Triple Strength, allowing each coat to dry first. If you're wanting to achieve more opaque colour from the Triple Strength, then go ahead with another coat as desired. 
  • Finish off with the 1 coat of Revitanail Top Coat to really add some final shine to your lovely and cute looking nails.

The Revitanail's Triple Strength is definitely the way to go for nail healing and especially if you're prone to brittle, dry and chipping of the nails, this is definitely the ideal product for it.


POSITIVES:
  • Contains Keratin, Bamboo and Calcium for strengthening properties. 
  • Gives a final glossy finish to your nails. 
  • Depending on which colour range you choose, you can look to get pretty looking nails PLUS strengthen your nails. 
  • Free from Formaldehyde, Toluene and also Dibutyl 
    Phthalate

NEGATIVES:
  • Zilch! 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • Revitanail products are available at your nearest and local Priceline, Coles, Woolworths and selected pharmacies.
  • For all stockist details, please call 1800 651 146. 
  • RRP $14.95


 REVITANAIL SENSITIVE NAIL STRENGTHENER IN (PINK) 

*Enriched with pearl extract and diamond powder to strengthen weak nails. 

 If your nails are brittle, weak and dry on sensitive skin, then this product is catered directly to you! This product actually uses Pearl extract which looks to strengthen your nails, condition your cuticles whilst the Diamond powder works to support those weak nails of your and look to protect it against further damage. It has been combined with a gentle formulation so therefore those with sensitive skin can definitely look to safely use this product without any hassles at all. The formulation has a soft pink and subtle hue to it, it actually looks very natural on nails meaning that it doesn't look too over the top. Instead, it's the perfect product that adds a bit of colour to your nails so that you can wear it to any occasion, any time. 

The Revitanail Sensitive Nail strengthener is FREE also tolene and formaldehyde free. It also features Dimethyl urea which really means that it looks to gently harden your nails without causing them to become brittle. Over a few days of wearing this product on my nails, I can definitely feel a stronger difference to my nails. I would occasionally cut my nails short and then look to apply this product on. I love how it acts like a dual-purpose product in the form of a nail polish but also as a treatment as well. The bottle is amazing and very sleek while the brush is thin and easy to use. 

HOW TO USE: 
  • Apply one thin coat daily for 4 days.
  • Remove and repeat treatment 3 times.
  • Allow nails to rest 1-2 weeks between treatment. 

POSITIVES:
  • Contains Pearl extract and Diamond powder.
  • Strengthens weak nails. 
  • Suitable for people with sensitive skin. 
  • Dual purpose product.
  • Brush is amazing to use and very easy. 
  • Gives a soft pink hue colour to your nails which is gorgeous. 

NEGATIVES:
  • Zilch! 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • Revitanail products are available at your nearest and local Priceline, Coles, Woolworths and selected pharmacies.
  • For all stockist details, please call 1800 651 146. 
  • RRP $19.95

Have you checked out the latest range from Revitanail yet? 

If not head in stores now! 

Happy reading,

Cheers,
Livia xo


Thank you REVITANAIL 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, August 28, 2015

JUST IN TIME FOR FATHER'S DAY, FEAT. THE DAILYGREATNESS BUSINESS PLANNER - BEST GIFT TO GET YOUR DAD ORGANISED !


HEY LOVELIES! 

So Father's Day is coming up on the 6th of September and who's prepared and ready to gift their Dad the best gift ever? 

I came across the most thoughtful and brightest gift of all time. Featuring the Dailygreatness Business planner which is like a self-help journal to get your Dad super organised and ready for the new year. Whether your Dad is an entrepreneur or is the "Ideas" man in the household, you have to get him a Dailygreatness Business planner because this will definitely make him happy.

If your Dad is looking to build or maintain a business or really look to upgrade his organisational skills, then this business planner would be so ideal for that purpose. This business planner is filled with so many useful reminders and planners which can help your Dad to stay on the road to success. Not only that, you can also get one for yourself and also look to keep your goals intact and focused on the right pathway. 

Trending on the stationery market is definitely this comprehensive business planner that promises to sort out your organisational skills. Your Dad will be impressed with the idea, so why not opt for a diary for a change. In the diary features everything you need to know on how to succeed with a business in the coming year and it's really made to make you think differently so that it can guide you to reach targeted goals and aspirations. 

What makes this Business planner unique is that there are no dates so really there's no expiration date or roll-over to a new year or so. You can look to start anytime as well which is perfect for Dad! You can look to include any finance related worksheet goals, actions, appointments, note down some personal development tools too. The planner can be broken down to a daily, weekly or quarterly based type of planner.

The benefits of using this planner is that you get the added focus that you need to reach your goal, boosts your personal growth and organisation skills along with developing excellent thinking skills that are essential for Dad if he's wanting to succeed with the goals in his life! So this planner is a really great idea for the perfect person trying to reach their goals, expanding their minds and also adding more value to their business decisions. 

The planner has a flexi-bound cover which makes the planner very durable to have in hand. Have no fear about the weight because this planner is very lightweight to hold in your hands. The smooth matt finish is really nice to feel and handle which is an amazing aspect of it. 

Starting your day with the Dailygreatness Business Planner will empower you to create new and exciting ways which can help you to utilise time in a more effective manner. Show Dad how he can be the best entrepreneur! 

Here are the features of the the Dailygreatness Business Planner: 
  • Week-to-a-View Planner
  • One page Business plan
  • Business Vision Planner
  • Expansion Strategy Worksheet
  • Social media content planner
  • Comprehensive Goal planning system. 
  • Weekly, quarterly and yearly check-ins 
  • 90 Day Business Challenges
  • Weekly Priority Planners
  • Weekly Action Planners
  • Inspirations quotes
  • Weekly and quarterly goal planners 
  • Finance manager and budget worksheets

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 



Check out the Dailygreatness Business Planner for your Dad this Father's Day! 

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

Thursday, August 27, 2015

REJUVENATE + PAMPER YOUR SKIN AT HOME WITH ANTIPODES HOSANNA H2O INTENSIVE SKIN-PLUMPING SERUM + AURA MANUKA HONEY MASK, REVIEW!


 HEY LOVELIES! 

Every weekend, I always look to set aside some time for my pamper skincare treatment, right at the comfort of home. One particular brand that contains 100% of ingredients sourced from natural origin and 95% of ingredients from organic cultivation - is the lovely Antipodes which originates from Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Speaking of New Zealand, I touched down in New Zealand last Christmas for the very first time and I've got to say it's one spectacular country to visit. It's full of crisp, fresh air, doesn't feel polluted and is full of fresh organic fruit, vegetables and native fauna! Here's a quick snapshot of myself exploring the hills of New Zealand! :) 

Featuring a shot of myself at New Zealand! :) 

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Just to quickly give you a run-down of what the Antipodes brand is, please keep on reading to find out more. The products being reviewed today are all sourced and made from New Zealand. It's the perfect place to source natural skincare products because they're as natural and organic as ever. The product packaging of the Antipodes brand is is distinguished by their recyclable packaging where it contains bio-active New Zealand botanical ingredients and also where their make of the products have sourced the most natural, pure plant fragrances to really give you the ultimate organic vibe to all of their products. Antipodes was developed by founder Elizabeth Barbalich eight years ago. The good thing about Antipodes is that they're internationally stocked including: China, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, U.K, Italy, Canada, Slovenia, France and Australia including New Zealand. There are about 300 stores in New Zealand stocking Antipodes products. 

 In this case, today I'll be chatting to you about which products I use to really immerse myself in the Rejuvenate and Pamper session at home on the weekends. I call it the Antipodes-spa-treatment! I love facials and ensuring that my skin looks healthy and in good condition. So are you ready for the reveal of which products I use? (Bet you are!) 

Featuring from the Antipodes range:
  • The Hosanna H20 Intensive Skin-Plumping Serum (which contains antioxidant Vinanza Grape Walwera artesian water and mamaku black fern.) 
  • and their Aura, Manuka Honey Mask (which contains Manuka honey active 20+, Pohutukawa Bloom and Vanilla Pod). 

I've used this over three weeks and already I am starting to see amazing results to clearer and healthier looking skin. The ingredients are amazing and really organic so the feeling of just putting these products on my skin made me feel great. I am truly satisfied with my weekly at home spa-pamper treatments because there's nothing better than jamming it up at home with a cup of some English breakfast tea on a Saturday morning. 

Check out the full details of what I thought of each product below! x


ANTIPODES HOSANNA H20 INTENSIVE SKIN-PLUMPING SERUM


Contains antioxidant Vinanza Grape, Waiwera artesian water and mamaku black fern. 

This serum has actually been scientifically shown to stimulate Type I Collagen production in human fibroblast skin cells by up to 72%. The Antipodes Hosanna H20 Intenstive Skin-Plumping Serum says it all by its name. It's water-charged and oil-free bioactive serum that quenches the thirst of skin and looks to actually improve your skin appearance over the long run and with regular use of it. It looks to keep your skin super hydrated while the antioxidant elements of the Vinanza Grapes work to actually protect and build your skin's resistance to damage that may be cause by the many environmental factors and pollution. The extracts of the mamaku black fern actually look to foster cell renewal, hence it looks to make your skin more plump, glowing and healthier looking. If you're wanting more youthful skin, then by using this serum on a daily basis, you can look to maintain young and glowing skin again. 

During winter our skin gets really dehydrated so the best thing to counteract dry and dehydrated skin would be to apply this serum. It's suitable and perfect for all skin conditions so it makes it very attractive to try out especially for those with sensitive skin. So after using this serum over a three week period, my face has been looking more hydrated and less dry and flaky. Before using the serum, my face would be dull, dry and flaky. I had no idea why my skin was changing but I'd say that would have to be due to the changing weather conditions. Winter really isn't my type of weather, hence I love having skin pampering sessions because it looks to rejuvenate and re freshen my skin once again. The product itself is presented in a dropper style where it's definitely fun to use but at the same time, you're getting a precise application of the serum when you do use the dropper. It also comes in 30ml of plenty of product to last you months. 

The secret to this serum is the Vinanza grape which is a revolutionary ingredient as it acts as the antioxidant for your skin. There have been scientific studies where they proved that antioxidants actually improves the elasticity of your skin and firmness by at least 16%. The benefits that you get from using this serum is that your skin feels much hydrating, smoothing and very firm after using for a long period. It also looks to prevent dehydration of the skin. 

Whereas for the Mamaku Black fern, it looks to regenerate your skin cells and firms out your skin. The black fern is a native strong symbol in New Zealand. Mamaku extract is said to bring new life to skin cells which you can piece that together with using this serum. Your skin will look more lively and healthier in the long run. 

Overall my impression of the serum after using for over a three week period is definitely satisfied with the the results it has left my skin with. My skin feels healthier, tighter and no loss of moisture to it either. I haven't spotted any signs of deterioration from my skin so this is definitely an affordable product to invest in the long run. The serum is like a miracle in a bottle where it looks to rejuvenate and improve your skin's appearance. This product really works and I would say that it delivers for a hydrating based type of serum which is why I have used this in my home-spa routine. 

POSITIVES:
  • Scientifically tested. 
  • Plumps your skin by making healthier looking. 
  • Reduces dehydration of the skin. 
  • Contains antioxidants to help to improve your skin's elasticity. 
  • Contains black fern to regenerate and firm our your skin cells. 

NEGATIVES:
  • Did not find any negatives with this serum. 

BEAUTY TIPS:
  • Apply this to your face and neck with the lid dropper before your favourite Antipodes face oil or moisturiser.
  • Use on a daily basis for immediate hydration and for the best long term results. 
  • A little of the product sure goes a long way, so don't go overboard with the dropper. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • Available at Priceline or Myer (department stores) around Australia. 
  • RRP $48, but Priceline currently has 20% so it's now $38.99 guys! 
  • All natural. 
  • For more information on Antipodes products, please see here: http://www.antipodesnature.com

Featuring the dropper style! 


Just a few drops onto your skin and you're set to go!


ANTIPODES, AURA MANUKA HONEY MASK

Contains Manuka Honey Active 20+, Pohutukawa Bloom and Vanilla pod

Can I just say how amazing is this Manuka honey mask by Antipodes? The reason why I chose this to be part of my spa-treatment is that it's an effective cleanser for your skin and the mask is so luscious - that you're never going to get sick of the smell and the feel of it on your face. It leaves my skin feeling really soothed and hydrated after using it. There are so many face masks out there in the beauty market but I have to say WOW! This really is truly amazing and not to be missed the next time you're out shopping at your nearest Priceline. Be sure to grab yourself a tube of the Aura Manuka Honey Mask. 

It also contains Manuka honey Active 20+ and we all know what honey has...that's right antibacterial properties which help to cleanse and clear any blemishes on your face. It also contains 100% pure Avocado oil which also helps to cleanse and lifts your spirits! Lately, I have been getting a few breakouts here and there, so when I do have time I'll be sure to always pop the face mask on. The scent of the mask is luscious and addictive. It consists of divine vanilla pod and mandarin. The mask is suited to all skin conditions so it's definitely a gentle and friendly mask to use. I personally didn't get any redness or irritation to using this mask so it was a plus factor for me and this product really worked. But I would say this is also ideal for those who have blemish-prone skin. (I mean...honey on your skin? delicious!) 

Not only that, the Aura Manuka Honey Treatment mask actually won the "BEST MASK" in both Harper's Bazaar in 2011 and then also in the Cosmopolitan. This is great news to see a face mask being voted as a top rated product because it really means that it's working for the majority of users. 

After using the mask, my face always feels hydrated and really soft. I am truly impressed with the benefits of using the mask and also amazed with how it also contains the Red Pohutukawa bloom which is one of nature's finest antioxidants! (which improves your skin's elasticity.) 

How can we not forget the packaging of the tube? It's presented in a 75ml attractive, white clean tube. I love the look of the product and I really think it's an awesome way to present a mask because it's so easy and convenient to squeeze out product for use. Definitely mess-free which is perfect for my home-spa treatments! Overall, it's a top face mask I have ever used and I would reconsider to purchasing this again! 

POSITIVES:
  • In 2011, won best mask in Harper's Bazaar and Cosmopolitan. 
  • Hydrates and makes the skin feels super soft. 
  • Effective cleanser with antibacterial properties which makes it perfect for blemish prone skin.
  • Suitable for all skin conditions.
  • Smells amazing. 
  • Draws moisture to your skin. 

NEGATIVES:
  • Nothing found!

BEAUTY TIPS:
  • Look to smooth thick layers of the creamy based type of mask over your face. You can do this twice a week or like myself every weekend.
  • Leave on for 15 minutes.
  • Next rinse with warm water. 
  • Perfect for blemish prone skin. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • Available at Priceline or Myer (department stores) around Australia. 
  • RRP $48, but Priceline currently has 20% so it's now $38.99 guys! 
  • All natural. 
  • For more information on Antipodes products, please see here: http://www.antipodesnature.com


So in love with the Manuka Honey Mask by Antipodes! 

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Have you tried this out? 

Happy reading! 

Cheers,
Livia xo

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