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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

MY BEST SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER TO FIGHT FRIZZY HAIR, FEAT. JOHN FRIEDA FRIZZ EASE (MIRACULOUS RECOVERY) REPAIRING SHAMPOO + CONDITIONER REVIEW!


HEY BEAUTIES AND ALL! 

WELCOME BACK TO MY BEAUTY PAGE WHERE I LOVE TO EXPLORE NEW PRODUCTS AND GET INTO DEPTH WITH WHAT WORKS AND WHAT DOES NOT!  

 Ever since we said goodbye to Winter, my hair has not really been complying with the state at how I'd want it to be. Thankfully, a little birdie introduced me to the Frizz Ease range by John Frieda AKA Miraculous Recovery in their Repairing Shampoo and Conditioner. I'm always passionate about switching up my daily haircare routine. So on the agenda, I am happy to introduce you to the amazing Frizz Ease - Miraculous Recovery range. 

If your hair tends to go frizzy and uncontrollable, then the best prescription for that would most definitely be the Frizz Ease range by John Frieda. How it works is that it looks to target any surface damage and dryness of the hair. If your hair is like mine (feeling damaged, dry and has visible split ends) then the Frizz Ease range looks to repair your hair via its Amino Repair complex. 

The formula of the Amino Repair Complex actually helps to restore the amino acid balance within the lipid layer of your hair to really look to repair the look of dry ad unruly hair. It also looks to restore damaged strands of hair and even restores the hair's natural frizz defenses. Another great aspect to it, is that it looks to seal split ends whilst keeping your hair feeling super smooth, hydrated and frizz-free. 

After using the shampoo and conditioner on a daily basis for about four weeks, I can really tell the difference of my hair now and before using it. I have less split ends, my hair feels super smoother and soft and most importantly nourished. It's always good to have healthy hair and especially when it's frizz-free. It also looks shinier than ever and there's no dullness to it which I really like. If you're someone like myself who tends to use heated-hair products constantly such as the hair dryer or the hair straightener, then chances are you're damaging your hair even more. That's why we need to look for products that can keep our hair looking and feeling healthier than ever - such as the Frizz Ease, Miraculous Recovery range by John Frieda.

The scent of the shampoo and conditioner is fruity and so addictive! It makes my shower experience even more pleasant to do so and I am so glad that I tested the shampoo and conditioner out to reduce the frizzness to my hair. If you also have colour treated hair, by using this hair range it's quite gentle and safe to do so. 

Overall, the shampoo and conditioner have done many wonders to my hair and I literally use this every day and night! It makes my hair feel so healthy and soft, I love it. You do not even require much product when washing hair and also it feels very creamy and luxurious. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
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 Have you tried Frizz Ease by John Frieda? 

Let me know by commenting below :) 

Happy reading! 

Cheers, 
Livia xo

Thank you JOHN FRIEDA 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, September 29, 2015

NOTD: HOW TO REVAMP THAT 90'S NAIL TREND LOOK WITH REVITANAIL TRIPLE STRENGTH SERUM IN GRAPHITE + TOP COAT REVIEW !


HEY BEAUTIES! 

Want to know how to rock that 90s nail trend? 
How pretty is the colour in Graphite, by Revitanail featuring their Triple Strength range! 

To help me create this amazing #NOTD look, I've used Revitanail's Triple Strength and Top Coat. They're long lasting and most importantly they look amazing in colour and also in the dimension style. I would use both the Triple Strength and Top Coat by Revitanail when I am in a hurry or when I simply want to spice up some colour to my nails. I love how quick they dry on nails and the smooth high gloss shine that it gives to my nails. 

To give you guys a quick run-down of the products I used to help create the look above, please keep on reading to check it out! 

STEP 1 - REVITANAIL TRIPLE STRENGTH IN GRAPHITE. 

It's colour that clinically proven to strengthen your nails with the ProSina keratin peptide. 

That means included in the product's ingredient, it features keratin, bamboo and calcium. The Triple Strength colour range is enriched with the previously three key featured ingredients which is what ultimately provides your nails with a high coverage, glossy-finish colour which shines all day long and most importantly dries really quickly. It took me literally less than 5 minutes for my nails to dry and after that I could normally go about with my life without having to worry about my wet nails. It dried really quick which I was quite impressed about. The application went on very smooth and there was no bumpy texture that came along with applying the nail polish. (It was a very smooth process overall) 

It's free from any harsh products such as formaldehyde, toluene and dibutyl phthalate - which in a way makes it a really safe product to use and in the long run it won't look to damage your health system. Within their colour range, they offer 5 other amazing colours so check it out. 

The colour in graphite is a soft, pale grey which is quite warm and pleasant to wear. I feel that by wearing these on my nails, it somewhat reminded me of the 90s trend which is always good to rock. They're so easy to match with neutral clothes too, so you'll have no issue pairing your nail colour to any outfit. 

STEP 2 - REVITANAIL TOP COAT 

This must be an amazing top coat I have ever used. Featuring a quick and dry formula which looks to protect the nail colour for longer, in this case I had my nails on for about one week and there were no signs of chipping or colour fading. 

How the top coat works is that it protects against oxidation which could be the changing or fading of nail polish which can lead to yellowing of the polish. After using the top coat over my Triple Strength colour, I found that the overall results of my nail polish look was super glossy and looked amazing. 

The top coat is really easy to use and I found no issues with the drying time at all. I would definitely recommend this top coat if you're looking for a quick #notd session and whenever you are short of time. 

HOW TO USE: 
  • Simply apply two coats of the Triple Strength and allow each coat to dry. 
  • Next, finish off with Revitanail's Top Coat. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • RRP $14.95 each for the Revitanail's Triple Strength or Top Coat. 
  • Available at Priceline, Coles, Woolworths and selected pharmacies. 

Featuring Revitanail's Top Coat

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Have you tried these yet by Revitalnail? 

Let me know by commenting below, 

Happy reading! 

Cheers,
Livia xo


Thank you REVITANIAL 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, September 28, 2015

BEAUTY CARE POST: NEW SCHICK HYDRO SILK TRIMSTYLE (2-IN-1) RAZOR AND BIKINI TRIMMER REVIEW !


HEY BEAUTIES! 

Schick introduces their NEW 2-in-1 Razor and Bikini Trimmer which is designed to put women in charge of their V-zone. 


The latest launch by Schick, we have seen the Hydro Silk TrimStyle being launched in the beauty market. Schick has just recently celebrated the Australian launch of the Schick Hydro Silk razor which acts a two-in-one razor including a TrimStyle razor and a bikini trimmer for those lady needs down there. On average, approximately 48 per cent of women trim or shave their bikini area on a weekly basis; hence this makes it the perfect product for the ladies out there who are in need of an all-in-one razor. 

Introducing Schick's NEW Hydro Silk TrimStyle which offers an advanced shave technology on the one end and a waterproof trimmer of the other end. This makes removing hair so much more convenient. It's super easy to use and it's definitely useful for travelling purposes which is a great aspect to this 2-1 razor. Schick Hydro Silk gives a close and neat shave for your skin and since they also have their waterproof bikini trimmer, you can totally get all your shaving done in the shower. The bikini trimmer is also equipped with four settings which gives the user an option to shave and trim as much as they desire. It's always convenient to have different settings which cater for your own preferences because everyone has their different tastes and likes. 

Some simply opt for the razor when it comes to bikini trimming because waxing can be quite painful. So if you're wanting a safe and convenient trimmer, then look to try out the Hydro Silk TrimStyle. 

The Schick Hydro Silk TrimStyle razor has many features to it and they include of the following: 
  • It's a razor where it has water-activated moisturising serum that hydrates your skin for longer than any other razor, hence this leaves your skin feeling smooth and silky soft. 
  • It features Curve Sensing Blades with Unique Skin Guards, as this is designed exclusively for the curves and contours of woman's body. (Quite innovative and cleverly designed for ladies). The five curve sensing blades actually provide for a closer shave whilst the skin guards on each blade provides for the protection against any irritations from the blade. 
  • It also features a built-in waterproof bikini trimmer - this is essential for if you're wanting to trim your bikini line in the shower as it's made waterproof. The new wide trimmer and the new comb design actually is an easier way to get more of a customised look and feel when you're in the shower or so. 
  • There's an adjustable comb - which comes in four settings that provides an easy solution to customise trim length. 
What I love about the Hydro Silk TrimStyle is that it acts as a duo purpose product which comes in handy without the need to use two individual products. It's so convenient to have and really time efficient. The grip of the razor also features a new grip handle pattern which is made effective for handling the razor itself should you be using it in whilst in the shower. In the pack, it also includes a premium AAA lithium battery which is made for long lasting performance and its blades are compatible with the Schick Hydro Silk refill cartridges. 

So far by using this razor, it certainly has made my shaving process feel much different and my skin feels silkier and softer than ever. It's pretty high-tech for a razor and I love the different four settings that it has to the adjustable comb. It's also super convenient to have with you even if you're travelling because then, you'll have less shavers and razors to worry about. Overall, it's an amazing product to use in the shower and for reducing any irritation you'd usually get from actual shaving which is good. It's also made perfect for those with sensitive skin. 

The Schick Hydro Silk brand looks to deliver an experience that goes beyond a really close shave and looks to really hydrate your skin during the process.

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • RRP $21.99
  • Available now from Coles, Woolworths and leading pharmacies worldwide nationwide. 
  • Otherwise check out their official website: www.schick.com.au





Featuring their Bikini Trimmer on the other end of the Schick Hydro Silk TrimStyle. 


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Have you checked out the new Schick Hydro Silk TrimStyle?

If so, why did you think about it? (Comment down below guys :) 

Happy reading! 

Cheers,
Livia xo
Thank you SCHICK 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, September 27, 2015

NOTD TIP: REMOVE YOUR OLD NAIL POLISH USING MANICARE'S MOISTURISING NAIL POLISH REMOVER PADS, FIND OUT WHAT I THOUGHT WITH MY REVIEW!

 HAPPY WEEKENDS ALL! 

I hope you have all kept busy and productive! This week I looked to test out Manicare's Moisturising Nail polish remover pads. 

Here's a cool NOTD Tip that I'd love to share with you all. 

NOTD Tip #1 For on-the-go purposes and when you literally have NO time to remove your old nail polish, a good and easy to that would be to use Manicare's Moisturising Nail Polish Remover pads. 

The Manicare's Moisturising Nail Polish remover pads come in a pack of 32 pads, so there's almost a month's usage right there. The good thing about this product is that they smell amazing and come in Coconut or Floral scented which gives you a choice to take your pick! How the product works is that the Nail Polish Remover pads provide your nails with a moisturising and scented alternative to your regular nail polish remover that you would use. For our regular nail polish remover, I do find myself sniffing too much of it which can be quite overpowering - but thanks to Manicare's new scented moisturising nail polish remover pads, it has made my nail polish removing session much pleasant. 

The pads are very moist and have been formulated to really remove all the traces of nail polish without that strong smell of nail polish removers. If you really think about it, this is better for you because you're not harming your health system with harsh smelling products which may not be safe in the long-run. Also, the nail brightening formula also looks to moisturise and nourish the nails using Vitamin E and is acetone free.  

When testing it out by removing my old nail polish, it has definitely looked working amazingly and removed all of it effectively. Plus, for a nail polish remover, I can truly say that it smelt really nice. Afterwards, your fingers would feel a little greasy but I don't mind it because I would just wash my hands afterwards thoroughly. 

As for the packaging itself, I think it's such an efficient and effective way to have the nail polish remover pads in because it's made ideal for travelling and on-the-go purposes. Or like myself, I usually tend to pop one of these in my handbag in case I want to remove my nail polish at work or when I am out. (It's really handy to have around) 

I would say this is a girl's holy grail when it comes to using these by the Manicare range. They're so effective and useful to have around - and you can even share this around with your girlfriends. When your nails are dried after removing the nail polish, it will feel super nourished which is always a great thing to consider when it comes nail polish removers. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • RRP $4.95 
  • Check out Manicare's official website to see their latest range: http://www.manicare.com.au/
  • Available at Priceline, Big W, Kmart, Myers, Target and also leading pharmacies. 


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Have you used the Manicare's Nail Polish Remover pads yet? 

Let me know if you have...and what you thought of these xx

Happy reading all! 

Cheers,
Livia x
 
Thank you MANICARE 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, September 26, 2015

SELF TANNER REVIEW, FEAT. COCOA BROWN BY MARISSA CARTER, GENTLE BRONZE GRADUAL TAN - BEFORE + AFTER RESULTS!


HELLO BEAUTIES! 

FOR THOSE NEW TO SELF TANNING + FOR THOSE WHO LOVE THAT SUMMER GLOW! 


If you missed out my Cocoa Brown review on the 3-In-1 Body Scrub then you can check it out by clicking HERE or alternatively refer back to the link whenever you're finished reading this exciting new review I am about to share with you all! 

Since Cocoa Brown entered the Australian markets, they've been bombarded with a high surge of beauties out there who are keen to see what their self-tanners are all about. Known for its super hot pink colour of the packaging, it's definitely a product that is not to be missed. I finally caved in to see what their Gradual Self Tanner - The Gentle Bronze was all about. If you're feeling like you're needing to jazz up your tanning method, then you can look to check out this product. It is basically a silky moisturiser that looks t hydrated the skin whilst giving you that nice, bronzed healthy glow. It's a gradual tan, so after a few days of putting the self-tanner on, you'll start to realise a change in colour. It actually gradually starts to get more bronzed and warm for your skin colour tone. I am so excited to show you my overall results later throughout the post. 

Ever since I started to use self-tanners, I have been loving the convenience of having a nice super, sexy bronzed glow - during Spring. When times are tough and the sun isn't as hot as you would expect it to be in Australia, self-tanners are a must for me when it comes to heading out and showing off some nice bronzed skin! 

Featuring Marissa Carter's Cocoa Brown's Gentle Bronze as gradual tanner, it's seriously an amazing product that's catered for moisturising purposes. It looks to leave your skin feeling very moisturised and also looking like you've been out to the beach for the whole day. Australian girls love tanning their body, especially when it comes to their body, legs and arms. I find that it actually gives my skin a more healthier look as opposed to my natural, white skin. One positive aspect about this particular tanner is that it doesn't feel too 'wet' on your skin during application because it dries super quick. What's more is that you can use this as your daily moisturiser - it's that easy to do so! 

The fact that it can really dry quickly makes my tanning application much easier which means that I can go about doing the things that I would need to do around the house. I applied the self-tanner on and for about 8 minutes, I was able to pop on my clothes and go to bed. (It's really fast drying that's for sure!) 

Also, the scent of the product is really nice and floral like. Smells actually like my other body moisturisers which is good because being a self tanner, it doesn't have any unusual scents which is good. The smell lingers for a few hours on your skin but it disappears after you take a shower. 

I love how the product "melts" into my skin which makes this a really good moisturiser as well for your skin. My skin didn't feel dry at all but instead it remained super hydrated all dat long. When applying the self-tanner, you can use your fingers for this but ideally it's best to use a Tanning Mitt to achieve the best results for your tanning application. 

Overall, I have only used this product once to achieve my "After" results which is shown below if you scroll down a little bit. The colour looks very subtle and there's no obvious streaks to it. It definitely makes an ideal product for those who aren't regular self-tanners because it's super easy to use and there's little mistakes involved. The self-tanner is also buildable which means that you can re-apply the next day if you're wanting to maximise the bronzed glow to your skin colour. (The choice is yours) 

WHERE TO PURCHASE:
  • RRP $19.95 
  • Otherwise you can look to check out www.cocoabrown.com.au for local stockists, more products and pricing. 
  • Available at MediAdvice Pharmacies worldwide. For local stockist, click here

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READY FOR THE...
FINAL RESULTS: 


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 BEFORE: LEFT
AFTER: RIGHT 

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After using one application to my legs with the Cocoa Brown Gentle Bronze. 
It dries and absorbs really quick. 
It's also super moisturising. 
Overall I am super impressed with this Gradual Tan by Cocoa Brown. 

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Have you checked out this product yet? 

Let me know on how it turned out for you! 

Happy reading! 

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

Thursday, September 24, 2015

PART II - MY TOP AFFORDABLE BEAUTY TOOLS: UBU BEAUTY FEAT. NICELY NAILED SHAPERS + SPONGE CAKES FOUNDATION DUO PRODUCT REVIEW!


 HAPPY THURSDAY EVERYONE! 

THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS,
JUST 1 DAY TILL THE WEEKENDS. 
*BREATHES* 

If you have missed Part 1 to my Top Affordable Beauty Tools from UBU, then be sure to click HERE to check it out. 

Featuring UBU which stands for Urban Beauty United, they're stocked at your nearest Kmart all around Australia. And for the international readers out there, not only is this stocked in Australia, but you'll also be pleased to know that it's available worldwide and you can see whether your country is on the list by simply clicking on this link here: http://www.urbanbeautyunited.com/locations/australia

In this post, I look to show you guys on another good buy from the UBU brand featuring their colourful Sponge Cakes (Sounds edible right? - But it's not!) and also their Nicely Nailed Nail Shapers which comes with a CutieCool stick which is useful when it comes to your manicures and pedicures. 

They are so affordable to purchase from Kmart and best of all they're so funky looking to have. Check out my thoughts below to see what I thought of each of these lovely beauty tools. 
 UBU NICELY NAILED
2 NAIL SHAPERS WITH BONUS CUTIECOOL STICK.

Make some noise and break the rules with the UBU Nicely Nailed range which features 2 nail shapers that comes bonus too with a cutiecool stick that's perfect for your manicure and pedicure needs. These nail shapers are so funky and groovy looking, they're definitely an eye catcher. The nail shapers come with a clever cushion which makes your manicure and pedicure process much comfortable to do at home. In this pack, you get 2 nail shapers which is good, plus the cutiecool stick which means you get bonus value for the price you pay for. 

One tip to always remember when filing your nails is to always file in ONE direction only to avoid any nail breakages along the way. (Sometimes I forget to do this and so I use both directions, which then leaves me with nail breakages which isn't cool at all!) The Nail shapers and the Cutiecool stick all come in a zip lock bag so I love the whole idea of how you can easily store it away in the packaging. The nail shapers are covered with sand paper texture on both sides so this gives you more options to utilise both sides. 

As for the cutiecool stick, you would use the slant side to push back your cuticles and then look to rub off any left over skin with the candy coloured emery tip. This product is something you want to really keep away from the little kiddies because it's quite sharp. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
UBU SPONGE CAKES - FOUNDATION SPONGE DUO

Featuring a colourful sponge that's made for applying and blending liquid and paste based foundation. 

Their sponges are made latex free and are made from Hydrophilic foam which basically means they love water and hate oil, hence making them last longer for you. How I would use these lovely sponges would be by wetting the sponges first and squeezing any excess water out. You'll realise that after doing this, the sponge will feel softer, which then makes your make-up application go smoother and flawless looking. If you also see your sponge growing, have no fear because it will simply go back to its original state when it does dry out.

The sponge is amazing and works well with my liquid foundations. To also allow my make-up to go better on my face, I would dampen the sponge with either toner or some water before dabbing some foundation with it on. What you get from using the sponge is a nice and streak-free application to your foundation routine. There are two sponges in the UBU Duo which includes one that's completely round and very dense, whilst the other is an oval pinched shape which is perfect for applying foundation around your nose and under the eyes. I clean these sponges after every use to avoid any bacterial growth on them so be sure to maintain a nice and clean sponge after every use. You can choose to use shampoo to wash these sponges if desired, else you may use a brush cleaner. Remember to rinse and squeeze out any excess water afterwards, allowing it dry naturally. 

How I would use this sponge is by simply dabbing a small amount of foundation or concealer onto the back of my hand and then dabbing the sponge onto it. I would then apply this directly with the sponge onto my face by ensuring that it's smoothed across my face. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
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Have you checked out these UBU beauties yet? 

Happy reading, 

Cheers,
Livia xo

Thank you UBU 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, September 23, 2015

A LITTLE LUXURY FOR YOUR HOME OR OFFICE, FEAT. THE AROMATHERAPY CO COCOA & VANILLA LOTION, ROOM SPRAY + BATH/SHOWER GEL REVIEW!


HAPPY WEDNESDAY EVERYONE!

Feeling a little luxe and not sure which brand to select when it comes to your or office? I came across this adorable brand called The Aromatherapy Co which is based in New Zealand. 

Just a quick story about how The Aromatherapy Co first established themselves back in 1990. They've since became a leading supplier of Home fragrance and Body Care products. What makes these guys so different is that they're Kiwi based which means you know that with their products come some degree of natural ingredients and pure quality. The Aromatherapy Company has become a major force in the natural products market in New Zealand. If you have not visited New Zealand, it's a really beautiful country surrounded by plenty of flora and fauna and it's a place where the air is fresh and crisp.  Sarah Townsend, is actually the founder of The Aromatherapy Co and she's been developing ranges of natural essential therapy products for more than twenty years. So with the experience she has gained from all of those years, it reflects upon the products that The Aromatherapy Co offers to their customers. 

If you're feeling a little luxe and are wanting to hear more about an amazing brand called The Aromatherapy Co that brings to you quality and luxury, then be sure to keep on reading to find out little about my experiences with the brand itself. I would most definitely say that these home and office based products are so useful and handy to have around as they smell amazing and somewhat makes your room or space feel a little luxe that's for sure. 

The special products I looked to try out and would recommend include of the following: 
  • The Aromatherapy Co, Cocoa and Vanilla Lotion. 
  • The Aromatherapy Co, Cocoa and Vanilla Room Spray. 
  • The Aromatherapy Co, Bath and Shower Gel. 
So the main essence and my favourite of all time is really Cocoa and vanilla combined. Its sweet scent really reminds me of a candy store or chocolate factory. It's really addictive and the scent always gives positive vibes to my everyday life. 

So check out my thoughts below with how I really felt about each of the products! x



 NATURALS, THE AROMATHERAPY CO
LOTION IN COCOA AND VANILLA.
MADE IN NEW ZEALAND. 

Featuring a hand and body lotion that smells of lovely cocoa and vanilla, you certainly won't miss out on the sweet scent that comes with this product. 

The Aromatherapy Co's Hand and Body Lotion is blended with 100% pure and natural essential oils of Cocoa and Vanilla, Manuka Honey, Aloe Vera and Avocado Oil - which in effect leaves your skin feeling nourished, soft and super moisturised. 

What is great about this lovely lotion is that it's free from any toxic chemicals which include sulphates, parabens, dyes, mineral oils, artificial colours, artificial fragrance. And of course not to mention which is highly important for me is that it's NOT tested on animals so this definitely a relief! 

I love how they have designed the bottle with a pump design in 300ml which is plenty to last you a couple of months. The off white colour is quite unique and really gives it a clean and cut image to it, plus it adds a little luxury feeling to the design. From using the lotion, it felt really calming because you can really smell the sweet cocoa and vanilla which is amazing when used on the hands or even body too. The formula in the lotion is not too greasy which is a positive aspect and the fact that there are essential oils which are natural - present in the product really looks to calm your senses - so you could feel super relaxed and rejuvenated simply just by using this product. It's a New Zealand made product and so this means that my skin felt so hydrating as well. I used this during the cold, wild weather and this lotion was perfect for that occasion as it contains natural active ingredients which look to soothe and calm your skin. Overall, I would say that I would keep this next to my office desk as you can simply pump out some lotion whenever you're feeling like the urge to keep your skin feeling soft and hydrated. 

BEAUTY TIPS:
  • Rub liberally onto the hands and body until the lotion is fully absorbed. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • RRP $19.95
  • Available online HERE (A few places where you can buy this online) 
  • Otherwise, in-stores at David Jones. (On sale NOW for $14.96, Hurry Guys!) 

 NATURALS, THE AROMATHERAPY CO
BATH AND SHOWER GEL IN COCOA AND VANILLA.
MADE IN NEW ZEALAND. 

Featuring a Bath and Shower gel that's infused with cocoa and vanilla scent. Lather onto skin when having a bath or shower to feel a little luxe. 

The Aromatherapy Co's Bath and Shower Gel is blended with 100% of pure and natural essential oils of Cocoa and Vanilla. It's also blended with the botanical extract of New Zealand's Manuka Honey. (For those who are new to New Zealand, they are known for their Manuka Honey and it's the main place to source it from.) Manuka honey is known for its moisturising and soothing properties which make skin feel super soft and extra hydrated. The shower and bath gel is an amazing blend to really assist your skin to regain its much needed hydration and especially if your skin is feeling a little dry and flaky. By using this shower gel, I could really feel my skin restored to its natural balance once again after showering. 

Also, it's free from any toxic chemicals which include sulphates, parabens, dyes, mineral oils, artificial colours, artificial fragrance. And of course not to mention which is highly important for me is that it's NOT tested on animals so this definitely a relief! 

The product packaging is designed in a flip top bottle which simply gives ease to when you're using it in the shower. You can simply flip the lid to use which makes life much easier. I simply keep this bottle in my shower because I love the scent of it and I am so addicted to it every morning and evening. It makes showering and bathing more relaxed in the process. 

BEAUTY TIPS:
  • Rub liberally and massage onto skin in the shower or during a bath. 
  • Rinse off thoroughly with water. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • RRP $16.95
  • Available online HERE (A few places where you can buy this online) 
  • Otherwise, in-stores at David Jones. (On sale NOW for $12.71, Hurry Guys!) 

NATURALS, THE AROMATHERAPY CO
ROOM SPRAY IN COCOA AND VANILLA.
MADE IN NEW ZEALAND. 

Featuring a Cocoa and Vanila room spray that will naturally fragrance your surroundings with pure essential oil blend of Cocoa and Vanilla. 

This is a very nice room spray that has been designed to deodorise and freshen up your surroundings and also to help create a balancing and harmonising aroma. Ideally, it's wonderful for your home or office and it definitely looks to really make your room smell sweet and addictive. 

The packaging is really chic and cute. The black cardboard really gives it a neat overall appearance and the spray bottle itself is so easy to use and I experienced no issues through using it. The spray comes with a metallic lid, so once you use, you can be sure to replace the cap back on. After spraying this into my room, I could instantly sense a much calm environment and somewhat reminds me of going to a salon where they literally fill the atmosphere with various aromas. Overall, it's a fantastic room spray to use and the scent is just so amazing I can't get enough of it. 

BEAUTY TIPS:
  • Shake before using. 
  • Spray in sections of the room or space. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • RRP $16.95
  • Available online HERE (A few places where you can buy this online) 
  • Otherwise, in-stores at David Jones. (On sale NOW for $12.71, Hurry Guys!)
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Have you tried The Aromatherapy Co before? 

Let me know! 

Happy reading, 

Cheers,
Livia xo

Thank you The Aromatherapy Co 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, September 22, 2015

OCTOBER IS ECZEMA AWARENESS MONTH: DITCH THE ITCH WITH CETAPHIL RESTORADERM SKINCARE PRODUCTS REVIEW!

 HEY EVERYONE! 

OCTOBER IS ECZEMA AWARENESS WEEK!

So guys, please help to spread the word about Eczema Awareness week because this is something that affects many people and of different skin types; most importantly I grew up to suffer from some degree of eczema which was definitely not a pleasant experience. I get it from time to time, but especially when it comes to cold and windy weather conditions, it affects my skin the most during that time. From running medicinal baths to getting prescription products just to avoid the bad flare ups is something that I definitely don't miss. The itchiness would become unbearable and I remember not getting proper sleep due to itchy and irritated skin. 

From personal experience, eczema is extremely uncomfortable and very disruptive to my daily routine when I do experience it. My skin becomes so itchy and dry and sometimes it would be so unbearable that I just can't stop scratching, especially when it comes to night-time itching. 

Dermatologist Dr Ann-Maree Kyrzydlo has put together some tips for Eczema Awareness Week to help fight eczema flare ups and how best to deal with them and they include of the below information which I am pleased to share you all with. 

Due to the seasonal changes in spring and summer, this may cause hayfever and eczema to flare up. Eczema can easily be managed with simple and proactive skin care tips in order to minimise the occurrence and severity of the situation. Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a recurring, non-infectious, inflammatory skin condition that affects at least one in three Australians at some point in their lives. Also, it's most common with those with a family history of atopic disorder, including asthma and hayfever. The Eczema Association of Australasia has stated that 20 per cent of people start to actually develop eczema at the age of five years old. 
“A key part of managing eczema is to establish a daily skin care routine that preserves the skin barrier and reduces inflammation,” says Dermatologist Dr Ann-Maree Kurzydlo. “Ideally, this should be adopted all year round but is particularly important in September when seasonal environmental changes occur and we see a rise in the incidences of eczema flare ups among adults.”
It's all about being proactive with the management of your skincare routine. Dermatologist, Dr Ann-Maree Kurzydlo share her tips on how to manage eczema flare ups with these simple tips, see below: 

1.       Take short, warm baths or showers, not long and hot, as hot water dries the skin.
2.       Use soap free and fragrance free products. Soap strips oil from the skin and fragrance irritates eczema prone skin.
3.       Avoid shampoo running over the body as much as possible when washing hair. Shampoo is full of detergents and other irritants which may worsen eczema.
4.       Apply a good moisturiser regularly and liberally after a bath or shower to help maintain skin barrier. Use moisturisers formulated for sensitive skin or those made for eczema prone skin.
5.       Wear cotton clothing as much as possible rather than synthetics or wool.
6.       Choose beauty products and sunscreens carefully. Look for products labelled “low irritancy” or “hypoallergenic” as hypoallergenic means the ingredients in the product are less likely to activate allergies.
7.       When experiencing an eczema flare up avoid scrubs, exfoliating washes and toners, which are irritating. Do not use loofahs.
8.       Eczema sufferers and those with sensitive skin should avoid products containing triclosan (an antibacterial agent), preservatives, and stronger concentrations of glycolic acids.

And thanks to Cetaphil Restoraderm, they offer their Skin Restoring Body Wash and Moisturiser which includes filaggrin breakdown products - proteins which have been depleted in sufferers of eczema especially when it comes to having dry, itchy and irritated skin. Their products definitely offer relief from dry and itchy skin and are most suited to the entire family to use which makes it super safe and gentle to use. It is also reccomended to use the Body Wash and Moisturiser by Cetaphil on a daily basis to help fight itchy and irritated skin. There are really two simple steps required to be followed to ensure that you get the maximum skin hydration and skin barrier maintenance. They include the below: 

STEP 1: CLEANSE YOUR SKIN - CETAPHIL RESTORADERM SKIN RESTORING BODY WASH
  • This is formulated to help itchy and dry skin by looking to soothe it as well while moisture is restored and your skin is gently cleansed. 
  • It's a very creamy, rich, soap-free type of texture. It comes out somewhat like milk and it feels absolutely silky. 
  • The body wash also contains skin-nourishing oils that are essential in nurturing your skin especially when it is dry. It also looks to replenish your skin barrier protection. 
  • The formula contains Miracare technlogy which means it is soap-free, looks to cleanse well and also does not cause any irritations or dryness to the skin. When I used the wash in the shower, I could definitely feel some moisture being restored and my skin was not stripped from the body wash which was a positive aspect to using it.
  • Overall, this is a pleasant soap-free body wash which doesn't look to dry out my skin which is essential when it comes to cleansing my skin. I didn't experience any irritations or drying to my skin after using the body wash and I would say that this is the perfect wash should you have dry and irritated skin because it really looks to nurture dry skin and replenish your skin's barrier. 
BEAUTY TIPS:
  • To use on a daily basis, followed by Cetaphil's Skin Restoring Body Moisturiser. 
WHERE TO PURCHASE
  • RRP $19.99
  • Available from pharmacies nationally and Priceline stores. 

STEP 2 - MOISTURISE - CETAPHIL RESTORADERM - SKIN RESTORING BODY MOISTURISER 
  • This is a rapid and long lasting moisturiser to help relieve itchy and irritated skin. 
  • It's made suitable for those with sensitive skin. 
  • Its texture is very light and creamy. 
  • I would say that it's a non greasy type of cream that really looks to restore your skin's moisture back to normal. After using this cream after showering all over the skin, I definitely felt less itchy which was a sigh of relief. 
  • The moisturiser looks to provide intense hydration and restores the skin barrier function. 
  • Fragrance free. 
  • The patented ceramide technology looks to replenish skin lipids and increases the skin's ability to retain more moisture back the skin.
  • I love how the product comes with a convenient pump as it doesn't get messy when looking to apply on the moisturiser. 
  • Overall, this was an effective creamy, non-greasy moisturiser that really looks to provide a long lasting hydration to my skin. I can already feel the product absorbing into my skin when first applying it. If you're looking for a product that helps to relieve dry and irritated skin, then you should try this product out because it's ideal for those who suffer from eczema and irritated skin. 
BEAUTY TIPS:
  • To use sparingly after showering.  
WHERE TO PURCHASE
  • RRP $25.99 (259ml)
  • Available from pharmacies nationally and Priceline stores. 
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Help support Eczema Awareness month guys by spreading the word! 

Ditch the itch with Cetaphil's Restoraderm skincare range. 

Happy reading! 

Cheers,
Livia xo

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