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Saturday, October 31, 2015

INTRODUCING ESSIE'S NEW LIMITED EDITION SPRING COLLECTION 2015 - REVIEW + SWATCHES!



WELCOME BACK BEAUTIES! 

#NOTD featuring the NEW Essie Limited Edition Spring Collection 2015 

Introducing USA'S nail salon expert, since 1981. 

For all of the nail lovers out there, the NEW Essie Limited Edition Spring Collection 2015, is surely not to be missed! Hurry in-stores because it's only available for a limited time only from Priceline and selected pharmacies. 

Spring is set for these few months and what better way to adorn your nails with such vibrant and colourful hues. Their spring polish shades are inspired by...florals of the season where they are simply bright, beautiful and seriously stunning on nails. 

From the NEW Limited Spring Collection range, there are six amazing shades to select from and my most favourite colours definitely have to be: Blossom Dandy, Picked Perfect and Perennial Chic. They are such stunning colours that are trending this season and how can you not fall in love with these? 

It's time to really awaken those senses and be bold by trying something new. These colours breathe more beauty and life into everything. With Melbourne Cup just around the corner, these Spring-inspired-floral shades are definitely the perfect for every occasion. From the range, there's a selection from the warmer plum inspired shades to the refreshing cooler shades and to the chic neutrals range. (I love neutrals and there's something about the colour that can be work at any time!). 

So for a detailed rundown of the swatches and colours the NEW Essie Limited Edition Spring Collection consists of, check out the below xx 


Get your Spring Race Day sorted this season! 

Featuring the stunning new Spring Collection Shades by Essie! 

L-R: 

Perennial Chic, Picked Perfect, Flowerista, Pedal Pushers, Blossom Dandy and Garden Variety. 


There are many shades to select from, it all depends on what you fancy! 

ESSIE - LIMITED EDITION - SPRING COLLECTION 2015 IN SHADE: "PERENNIAL CHIC" 

Featuring a neutral-type of brown which is  a very light brown with a pop of creme rose highlights.

The formula is simply amazing and goes on the nails really smoothly. There were no stickiness or issues faced when applying on the coat of nail polish on. The brush itself is curved and makes applying nail polish on so much easier to do so. The drying time was exceptionally quick of approximately 2-3 minutes, my nails were dry and did not smear easily which is an amazing factor to consider with the Essie's nail polish formula. The finish is glossy which makes a really nice finish touch to your nails. 

The shade is definitely classified as a neutral, warm light brown colour which is so easy to wear with just about any outfit and at any occasion. A good, classic neutral shade is definitely a must - especially with the Perennial Chic shade. 

This is definitely one of my favourite shades because of how neutral and warm it looks on my nails. It's so easy to wear and does not clash with any other colours. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • RRP $16.95 each 
  • The Spring Collection is available for a limited time in October and November ONLY.
  • Can be found from Priceline and selected pharmacies. 
  • For more information, head over to: http://www.essie.com/

SWATCHED + TESTED 


Featuring Essie's Limited Edition Spring Collection 2015 in shade - Perennial Chic 

 ESSIE - LIMITED EDITION - SPRING COLLECTION 2015 - IN SHADE: "PICKED PERFECT" 

Featuring a caramel brown tone with a hint of red-violet. 

This is part of their other neutral colour where it features a caramel brown tone with some hint of red-violet to the colour itself. It definitely has a darker shade to it as compared to the Perennial Chic shade. I've tried the nail polish on for about one week and found no chippings so this was a good factor to consider when it comes to lasting power. 

These nail polish range definitely are long lasting and also quick drying which makes DIY nail at home - so much easier and convenient for you to do so. 

The Essie nail polish range are free from any nasties including: Formaldehyde, Toulene and DBP. This is very positive to know because it's gentle and safe to use on our nails and will not cause any health problems down the track. 

The shade in Picked Perfect is so easy to wear and I am in love with this warmer chic shade. Wear with any coloured outfit without any hassles. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • RRP $16.95 each 
  • The Spring Collection is available for a limited time in October and November ONLY.
  • Can be found from Priceline and selected pharmacies. 
  • For more information, head over to: http://www.essie.com/

SWATCHED + TESTED 


Featuring Essie's Limited Edition Spring Collection 2015 in shade - Picked Perfect 

 ESSIE - LIMITED EDITION - SPRING COLLECTION 2015 - IN SHADE: GARDEN VARIETY

Featuring a deep and creamy vibrant cool teal. 

To brighten up the mood, you'll definitely fall in love with this refreshing cool toned teal shade. It goes on very vibrant and colour stay is long-lasting of up to one week without any chipping. 

The Essie nail polish range are free from any nasties including: Formaldehyde, Toulene and DBP. This is very positive to know because it's gentle and safe to use on our nails and will not cause any health problems down the track. 

If you are looking to match neutral coloured or cool-toned outfits, then this is definitely one cool shade to rock this Spring. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • RRP $16.95 each 
  • The Spring Collection is available for a limited time in October and November ONLY.
  • Can be found from Priceline and selected pharmacies. 
  • For more information, head over to: http://www.essie.com/

SWATCHED + TESTED 



Featuring Essie's Limited Edition Spring Collection 2015 in shade - Garden Variety

 ESSIE - LIMITED EDITION - SPRING COLLECTION 2015 - IN SHADE: "PEDAL PUSHERS"

Featuring a nice light-grey tone with subtle notes of red and blue undertones. 

The Essie nail colour range is definitely super pigmented which means that you only require 1-2 coats of application to achieve the desired colour. 

The formula of the consistency is not too thick or runny which is good for when you are wanting to apply it onto your nails without any hassles. The drying formula is definitely quick and reliable when you are in a rush to get your nails done before heading out. 

The shade in Pedal Pushers is definitely a nice contrasting colour to rock if you're wanting to neutralise your outfit with a stunning grey shade. 

The Essie nail polish range are free from any nasties including: Formaldehyde, Toulene and DBP. This is very positive to know because it's gentle and safe to use on our nails and will not cause any health problems down the track. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • RRP $16.95 each 
  • The Spring Collection is available for a limited time in October and November ONLY.
  • Can be found from Priceline and selected pharmacies. 
  • For more information, head over to: http://www.essie.com/

SWATCHED + TESTED 


 Featuring Essie's Limited Edition Spring Collection 2015 in shade - Pedal Pushers

 ESSIE - LIMITED EDITION - SPRING COLLECTION 2015 - IN SHADE: "BLOSSOM DANDY" 

Featuring a minty-green with a stunning light blue shade. 

I love minty, light blue shades - especially when it comes to a good bottle of nail polish by the Essie range. This cute and light colour definitely is perfect for Spring and would definitely be ideal if you're wanting to rock a nice floral spring dress for the Melbourne cup, paired with cute heels. 

This is definitely more of an angelic and softer shade to wear on your nails and I really love this colour! Once again, the pigmentation is gorgeous and stunning! 

The Essie nail polish range are free from any nasties including: Formaldehyde, Toulene and DBP. This is very positive to know because it's gentle and safe to use on our nails and will not cause any health problems down the track. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • RRP $16.95 each 
  • The Spring Collection is available for a limited time in October and November ONLY.
  • Can be found from Priceline and selected pharmacies. 
  • For more information, head over to: http://www.essie.com/

 SWATCHED + TESTED 


 Featuring Essie's Limited Edition Spring Collection 2015 in shade - Blossom Dandy


ESSIE - LIMITED EDITION - SPRING COLLECTION - IN SHADE: "FLOWERISTA" 

Featuring a rich, violet-plum shade with red undertones. 

How can you not fall in love with this violet-plum shade that looks very vivacious and vibrant. Definitely a stunning and feminine shade to rock on your nails for Spring! 

The Essie nail polish range are free from any nasties including: Formaldehyde, Toulene and DBP. This is very positive to know because it's gentle and safe to use on our nails and will not cause any health problems down the track. 

I love how long they last on my nails for about a week which is good if you're after a long-wearing type of nail polish. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • RRP $16.95 each 
  • The Spring Collection is available for a limited time in October and November ONLY.
  • Can be found from Priceline and selected pharmacies. 
  • For more information, head over to: http://www.essie.com/

SWATCHED + TESTED 


 Featuring Essie's Limited Edition Spring Collection 2015 in shade - Flowerista

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The ESSIE Spring Collection 2015 is available for limited time only (October and November) so get your foot in through the door! 

Have you tried this amazing range? 

Let me know on what you think of the NEW Spring collection by Essie by commenting below. 

Happy reading! 

Cheers,
Livia xo

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

PAMPER SATURDAYS PART I: WINDING DOWN WITH THE MOR HONEY NECTAR COLLECTION FEAT. REED DIFFUSER, FRAGRANT CANDLE, BODY POLISH AND HAND CREAM REVIEW!


HAPPY WEEKENDS ALL!
How beautiful is the weather today? Perfect for winding down to my own pampering session (without leaving the house that is!) 

Featuring the MOR Honey Nectar Collection, I look to create my own Honey and Nectar pampering session at home. (It feels so good to put my feet up and soak up in the bath whilst surrounding myself with the Honey nectar scents!) 

It's always good to bring out the everyday essentials and especially when the fragrance consists of: Sweet Brown Sugar that simply melts into Golden Honey Nectar on a base of candied Almonds and Vanilla milk. (Mmmmm...who wouldn't love the sweet scents!) 

Today, I look to run through the items that I have been using every Saturday for my pampering sessions and I am so thrilled to share you with my pamper-style routine. Of course it would not have been complete with the amazing Honey Nectar Collection because the smell is so relaxing, rejuvenating and you just want to wind down. 

Just a little rundown of the brand itself, MOR. They were established in 2001 and have been the pioneering creator of bath, body and lifestyle products globally and not just Australia. Their philosophy is to really provide a unique sensory journey and of course this becomes an indulgent daily ritual (hence why I always have pamper Satursdays). 

So for the following pampering items I looked to share with you guys all about consists of the following: 
  • MOR - Honey Nectar - Reed Diffuser 
  • MOR - Honey Nectar - Fragrant Candle
  • MOR - Honey Nectar - Body Polish 
  • MOR - Honey Nectar - Hand Cream

So to hear more about these products above, just simply scroll down to read more. I hope you enjoy reading lovelies xx 

MOR - HONEY NECTAR - REED DIFFUSER 

If you're looking for a particular Reed Diffuser that gives the essence of almond and vanilla milk, then you'll fall in love with this aromatic home diffuser where you can simply put in your bathroom, kitchen or even the lounge room. The Diffuser comes in a tinted, frosted glass flacon that is sealed with a metallic silver stopper. The Diffuser has been formulated with a blend of natural ethanols including brown sugar, honey nectar, candied almonds and also vanilla milk. The scent smells so delicious that when placed in the rooms, it immediately looks to take my senses away into some candied wonderland.

Also with the product's packaging, they make such decorative accents to the home and simply gives it more of a modern and clean look to your home surroundings. To help me set the mood for my Saturday pampering, I would simply place this onto the bathroom counter and simply let the scent surround the whole place. 

This also makes an ideal Christmas Stocking Gift this December and is definitely something that would get the mood going for everyone. It's definitely a lovely idea for your loved ones, friends and family. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • RRP $34.95 for 150ml 
  • For more information, check out MOR'S official website at: http://www.morboutique.com/
  • For your nearest stockist, MOR can be found at Myers, David Jones, Gift boutiques and selected pharmacies. 



MOR - HONEY NECTAR - FRAGRANT CANDLE

Next on my pampering list, I have MOR's Honey nectar fragrant candle. It's a hand-poured soy wax candle that is presented in a tinted glass. Again, the scents being blended consists of sweet brown sugar, honey nectar, candied almonds and also vanilla milk. This candle looks to burn up for up to 38 hours so be sure to extinguish the candle when not in use. But for me I always look to burn for about 2-3 hours which more than enough! 

This candle is very nice to have in your bedroom or study. The scent is quite strong and it surrounds the whole place quite quickly which is good if you're wanting to set the mood for a relaxation session. 

As for an ideal gift idea? This is definitely a must have for all the candle lovers out there and really love the sweet scent of brown sugar, almonds and vanilla milk. (Never too late to start planning for Christmas guys!). 

Overall, it's quite a decent sized pot of candle that's most suited to small-medium room type of spaces. I simply love the sweet, succulent scent of brown sugar, vanilla and almonds combined. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • RRP $29.95 for 200g. 
  • For more information, check out MOR'S official website at: http://www.morboutique.com/
  • For your nearest stockist, MOR can be found at Myers, David Jones, Gift boutiques and selected pharmacies. 
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MOR BODY COLLECTION - HONEY NECTAR 


MOR - HONEY NECTAR - BODY POLISH 

The MOR Honey Nectar Body Polish in an exfoliating body polish for you to use should you are wanting to rid dead skin cells, dry and dull looking skin. The Body Polish by MOR has been formulated with avocado,Vitamin E and jojoba oils which really leave your skin feeling very nourished, polished, smooth and rejuvenated. If there's another benefit this body polish leaves your skin feeling and looking, that would be moisturised. The polish looks to combine the sweet scents of brown sugar, honey nectar, candied almonds and vanilla milk which makes your showering session smell simply divine. 

My overall thoughts? I simply found that this body polish is one of the best I have used so far. My skin feels super soft after using the body polish and the granules consist of natural exfoliating beads that do not feel too harsh on the skin and simply leaves my skin feeling supple and so soft. The product comes in a 190ml flip top plastic tube which makes it easier for application in the shower. Considering the size, it's not too heavy to pack in your travel make-up bag as well when you are travelling. 

It's definitely an affordable product to pick up if you're in the market for a lovely scented body polish that can look to really do the job for you. That is, ridding the dead skin cells off your skin. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • RRP $19.95 for 180ml
  • For more information, check out MOR'S official website at: http://www.morboutique.com/
  • For your nearest stockist, MOR can be found at Myers, David Jones, Gift boutiques and selected pharmacies. 

MOR - HONEY NECTAR - HAND CREAM

Featuring the MOR Honey Nectar Hand cream, it's such a really moisturising hand cream for dry hands. This is definitely the ultimate "Must Have" essential in your handbag. The hand cream is designed to condition and hydrate your hands and so important if you constantly get dry hands. Present in the hand cream includes: glycerin, coconut and sesame oils, Shea butter, Vitamin E and A. 

For the scent, again sticking within the Honey Nectar collection, we get a a nice sweet scent of brown sugar, honey nectar, candied almonds and vanilla milk. If you ever get a chance to stop by Myers and David Jones, be sure to pick this baby up because it smells AMAZING! The consistency of the hand cream is not too thick or runny which is good - instead it's more of a butter feel to it. It absorbs quite quickly onto the skin so there are no oily bits on the hand. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • RRP $14.95 for 80ml
  • For more information, check out MOR'S official website at: http://www.morboutique.com/
  • For your nearest stockist, MOR can be found at Myers, David Jones, Gift boutiques and selected pharmacies. 
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Have you tried the MOR Honey Nectar Collection yet ?

Stay tuned for Part II of the MOR Honey Nectar Collection. 

Happy reading! 

Cheers,
Livia xo

Thank you MOR 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, October 30, 2015

INTRODUCING NEW SKINCARE RELEASE FEATURING DERMALOGICA'S OVERNIGHT RETINOL REPAIR (PLUS BUFFER CREAM) - SKINCARE REVIEW!


HEY EVERYBODY! 

I am always fond of night time skin repair products because over night as you sleep, this is when the skin looks to regenerate itself - whether it be firm out your skin or possibly make it feel more hydrated. Thanks to RY.COM.AU, I looked to put one product to the test.

Featuring Dermalogica's Overnight Retinol Repair Cream. 

So what the Dermalogica's Overnight Retinol Repair cream does is that it looks to maximise your skin's repair at night by minimizing any fine lines, wrinkles around the eye areas or forehead - otherwise it's supposed to boost your skin's luminosity. There are many ways on how to use this product and so for me, I would blend this in with my regular moisturiser so that I can also achieve the age-fighting benefits. (I know right I am still young - but it's better early than never at all!). When it comes to anti-ageing products, I must say that it's still important to have a little applied every night, no matter if you are in your early or mid-twenties. 

The supercharged peptide serum present in the cream looks to help to stimulate collagen production which in a way firms and renews your skin by revitalising it once again. There's no artificial fragrances or colours present in the product which is pretty good because it's super safe and gentle to use for all skin types out there. I tried out the sample size of this product as to really give this little beauty a test to see what it could do for my skin. 

In the pack, there is a complimentary Buffer Cream so this is also a plus side to the product itself. The Buffer cream is a gentle moisturizing formula that helps you to control the concentration of the active and high Retinol present in the Overnight Retinol cream. One good aspect of using the Buffer Cream is that my skin felt super hydrated in the process.

How I would use these products is that I would mix a little of the Retinol and the Buffer Cream together - and then look to apply this all over the face overnight. The next morning, my skin felt super rejuvenated and appeared more firm. Always remember to apply some SPF sunscreen over your face before you step outside as well.  I am stunned and amazed by the results and my overall complexion has never looked as glowing as ever.  From dull and tired looking skin - to a more luminous complexion after using the product. 

Overall, my skin has looked smoother and felt as soft as ever. The Overnight Retinol Cream along with the Buffer Cream definitely leaves your skin feeling so moisturised and hydrated. This is definitely an amazing overnight repair cream to use if your skin is fulling quite dull and dry. I most definitely will look to purchase the full product to ensure smoother skin in the long run. For a luxury skincare product, it is definitely worth investing into if you're looking for an AMAZING overnight repair cream.  

KEY INGREDIENTS:
  • Microencapsulated Retinol (0.5%) - Provides a stabilized form of retinol; retinol helps prevent the formation of MMP's, increases collagen production, accelerates cell renewal and increases cell turnover.
  • Peptides Palmitoyl Tripeptide 5 - Boosts collagen production, treats wrinkles and firms skin.
  • Stabilised Vitamin C - Stimulates collagen synthesis and combats free radicals.
  • Bioenergized Copper Amino Acid Complex - Increased collagen and elastin production
  • TAUT (Tetradecyl Aminobutyroylvalylaminobutyric Urea Trifluoracetate) is a tripeptide molecule - Boosts collagen production, firms skin with increased hydration and tone.
  • Ceramides and Polysaccharides
  • Lavender and Licoric
BEAUTY TIPS: 
  • For best results, mix the Overnight Retinol Repair with the Buffer Cream and then look to apply this to cleansed skin at night. 
  • During the day, look to apply SPF moisturiser on-top. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
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Have you tried the NEW Dermalogical Overnight Retinol Repair yet? 

Do you suffer from fine lines and wrinkles? 

Let me know by commenting below! 

Happy reading lovelies xx

Cheers,
Livia x

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

SKINCARE - NIP+FAB FEAT. NO NEEDLE FIX SERUM, DARK CIRCLE FIX + BEE STING FIX LIFTING MASK - REVIEW!



HEY BEAUTIES! 

Super excited in introducing you to the fabulous skincare brand, Nip+Fab! 

Nip+Fab features super affordable, accessible and effective products for every skin type. It has been created for a woman who wants it all. I first noticed that Kylie Jenner had represented Nip+Fab and knowing myself, I simply love watching Keeping up with the Kardashians.

Nevertheless, Nip+Fab is an amazing skincare and body care line that was first founded by Maria Hatzistefanis (who is the founder of Rodial). Each of the Nip+Fab products have been crammed with natural and innovative advanced skin smoothing and firming ingredients which is ideally my top skin benefits I look for when using a skincare product. Nip+Fab is truly a premium skincare line where they look to cater for everyone at such affordable prices. 

Featuring Kylie Jenner representing Nip+Fab 

I have tried out their skincare line and so far my experiences with the brand is amazing and I what better way to make products that look to smooth out fine lines and make my skin feel much healthier. 

For the following products I look to chat about include from the Nip+Fab line: 
  • Nip+Fab - Dark Circle Fix - Triple Action Eye Cream
  • Nip+Fab - No Needle Fix Serum - Plumping/Volumizing Serum 
  • Nip+Fab - Bee Sting, Fix Lifting Mask
So join the ride and check out below to see what I thought of the the Nip+Fab products..xx

                                           
NIP+FAB, DARK CIRCLE FIX, TRIPLE ACTION EYE CREAM

Featuring the Dark Circle Fix which is a 3 in 1 formula that looks tor reduce the appearance of dark circles, puffiness and also premature ageing to the eye areas. It's quite fast acting formula equipped with the most innovative ingredients that leaves the areas of your eyes looking so much brighter and definitely more refreshed. The ingredients present in this product include: Red Algae (Targets dark circles), Tetra Peptide (This reduces eye puffiness) and also Shea Butter (This hydrates and softens the skin around the eye area). 

What can I say about this product is that if you are in the market for more moisture and hydration around the eye areas, then this eye cream is definitely an ideal product for the specific reason. Reason being is that this product looks to boost more moisture to the areas of the eyes and also firms the tiny wrinkles near your eye areas, (That is if they do exist...) Being such an affordable product, this definitely would be ideal in the long-run if you're wanting to invest in a good quality product but at the same time is still quite affordable and reasonable to get.

The product comes in a 15ml pump sized bottle which is hygienic and so handy to use. For the size itself, it can definitely be placed in your handbag as a back-up in case you need to rejuvenate the skin around your eye area. 

The consistency of the eye cream combines a cream and serum. It's not too greasy so this is good when you apply it onto the areas around your eyes. I love how moisturising it is on my skin and I can truly say that it has definitely made the skin around my eyes appear much brighter and better looking. I would apply the eye cream on at night just before bed, else I would use a little under my eye make-up during work or the day. After about a month of using the eye cream, it's definitely made the skin around the eye area feel smoother and appear much brighter which I am so pleased about. Before I did use this product, my skin would get a little dry - so after using it for quite some time now, the skin around my eyes always feel super moisturised and hydrated. I love this eye cream and I still use this at night because so far the results are definitely looking positive. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 



NIP+FAB, NO NEEDLE FIX SERUM

The Nip+Fab, No Needle Fix Serum is simply an amazing product for anti-ageing skin care. It's a plumping and volumizing serum that is ideal for younger looking skin. This serum contains Cell Active - FORM which is what ideally plumps up your skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and any other ageing effects. The OSILIFT also acts as an instant tensor which looks to blur out any imperfections on the skin but at the same time reduces the look of wrinkles. (Which is good if you're wanting more firm and smoother looking skin!) 

Present in the product, the ingredients are: Cellactive (which helps to firm and volumise the skin) and also Osilift (This reduces the appearances of wrinkles). 

So far as I have been using this serum every evening, I can visibly tell that this particular serum looks to smooth out any fine lines so this means there's no need for permanent botox yet! I can really notice the tightening effect that it had on my skin and this was just a matter of the serum looking to really target any limp skin, and then look to plump it up with its own benefits. After using the serum, my skin always feels soft, super hydrated and very dewy. This is definitely a product for younger people because for the mature aged skin, you may require something much stronger. 

I am so glad that using this serum, it has really made my skin feel much refreshed, firmed and so smooth. (Of course my skin has also definitely felt more tightened which is good if you are wanting more of a firm-effect to your skin). 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • RRP $44.95, ON SALE NOW FOR RRP $35.96 for 50ml. 
  • Can be purchase online at: http://www.nipandfab.com.au/no-needle-fix.html
 NIP+FAB, BEE STING FIX LIFTING MASK

Featuring an advanced performance gel mask which combines bee venom with 3D express lifting effect technology. With more uses, I have found that this mask has left my skin looking smoother and more firm looking. 

The key benefits to the Bee Sting Fix Lifting Mask is that it contains the following: 
  • Bee venom (where it controls the facial muscles, increases blood circulation and gently plumps your skin. Skin also feels and looks more firm. I also noticed that the mask looked to fill and smooth out any of my fine lines around my forehead and eye areas.) 
  • Propolis Extract (This is basically a resinous substance that has been harvested by bees on flower buds and it acts as a skin healer, ant-oxidant and antiseptic). 
  • AC Moisture Plex (This is where it helps skin retain some moisture and looks to improve moisture balance in the skin). 
  • Instensyl (where you get immediately 3D lifting to the skin and the surface of the skin becomes much smoother.) 
Before using the product, I conducted a patch test onto my skin to see if I got any redness or irritations from using the product and overall, the results were great and I experienced no issues with the patch test. This product is definitely an advanced performance type of gel mask that contains bee venom with a 3D express lifting effect technology. I have not tried any products that contain bee venom so this was definitely an interesting experience for myself. If you are in the market for a product that instantly firms and tightens your skin, then you will definitely love the Bee Sting Fix Lifting Mask by Nip+Fab because it's literally a convenient sized "botox in a tube" which can really assist you with achieving a better and healthier complexion to your skin. 

I would use this product every evening and then leave on my skin for about ten minutes, followed by rinsing it off with warm water. My skin feels seriously more plumped out and firm after using and I am truly amazed by the overall results I have gained from using this Lifting Mask. According to clinical results, it takes about 30 minutes for the results to work and show on your skin. 

After using the Lifting Mask, I also noticed that my make-up goes on well onto my skin because my skin feels smoother and firmer. I've always wanted to try a product that can look to help my make-up go on better and thank gosh I have discovered the Bee Sting Lifting Mask. 

When you have the gel-mask onto your skin, you would expect some burning or irritation sensation right? Not for this mask! You actually get a cooling sensation when you apply the product onto your face and it definitely feels very comfortable and good to have on. Sit back, relax and let the face mask do its job! As for the overall results, do expect your skin to feel much plump and firm. I am definitely looking to repurchase this as an ideal Face Lifting Mask after I run out of this amazing product. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • RRP $21.95, ON SALE NOW FOR RRP $17.56 for 50ml. 
  • Can be purchase online at: http://www.nipandfab.com.au/bee-sting-fix-lifting-mask.html
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Have you tried the fabulous Nip+Fab range yet? 

Let me know on your thoughts below! 

Happy reading! 

Cheers,
Livia xo
                                     
Thank you NIP + FAB  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, October 28, 2015

TARTE HOLIDAZE, FANCIFUL FAVORITES FEAT. THE TARTE DELUXE DISCOVERY SET INC. MARACUJA OIL, AMAZONIAN CLAY 12 HOUR BLUSH + LIGHTS, CAMERA ACTION MASCARA 4-1 REVIEW!

HEY BEAUTIES! 

If you want to learn on how to party like a Tartelette, then you're in luck ladies! I look to feature THREE Fanciful Favourites from the Tarte brand and I found these to be the most popular from the range. 

#TARTEHOLIDAZE

If there's one particular person you should look to check out, that would be Maureen Kelly who is the CEO and founder of the beautiful Tarte Cosmetics. 

Check out a little snippet of what she has to say! 

Video as below (Click to play)

Featuring CEO/Founder of Tarte Cosmetics, Maureen Kelly. 

So what did you think? Amazing right? It is so great that she has finally created a chic and fun brand where the cruelty-free cosmetics offers invigorating ingredients for the skin such as superfruit and plant extracts, vitamins, minerals and also essential oils. 

One positive aspect of the products is that they are made without any parabens, mineral oils, phtalates, triclosan and any other synthetic fragrances. It's good to know that the ingredients present in the products are definitely gentle and safe to use on the skin. 

I have decided to feature THREE Fanciful Favourites from the Tarte range which I was highly impressed with and I can't wait to tell you guys all about it. For me, ingredients used in particular skincare and makeup products is essential because I like to consider a healthier choice for my health and skin when it comes to putting "things" on to it on a daily basis. Thanks to the amazing Tarte range, you can now rely on safe and gentle products to use. 

Nevertheless, in the NEW Tarte Holidaze Collection, the deluxe set includes: 
  • Maracuja Oil
  • Amazonian Clay 12-hour blush in fanciful
  • Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara 

So... sit back, relax and enjoy this fun-filled #TarteHolidaze adventure I am about to show you all! x 



TARTE - AMAZONIAN CLAY 12-HOUR BLUSH IN FANCIFUL 

This is a rare colour and the Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush is simply divine and amazing. (What more can I say about it than AMAZING!) This particular range of blush is super long wearing and it's practically fade-free which is so important for me because I love to how have that extra "blush" look to my overall face on a daily basis. Also, with the fact that it does not "fade" away makes it really appealing to me as a range of blush to use on a daily basis such as at work and special occasions. These blushes are simply stunning and the colour stayed on really well which acted as a good quality stain to my blush look. I had the blush on all day long (9am-5pm) and by the time I came home, the blush was still there. 

The long-wearing stay is right on point and if you are in the market for a good quality brush, definitely have a look at the Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush range. For the blush itself, the texture is quite hard but this simply due to the Amazonian clay which is essentially what gives your cheeks longer-lasting stay power and also the colour pigmentation itself. The blush is very blendable and it was lovely having this blush on for the whole day. To apply the blush on, I would simply use a "stippling brush" or "powder brush" to really give my cheekbones more definition and colour to it. 

As for the packaging itself, it's a cute 1.5g blush compact which is so easy and convenient to pack in your handbag. It does not come with a mirror but that's alright because I always keep a spare mirror in my bag - so as long as you have a spare mirror back-up then that should be fine. The colour of the packaging even matches the colour of the blush which is so ideal because as you are searching for the right colour, you literally don't have to open that many blushes to check out the colour. 

The blush is very natural looking and so easy to wear. I am quite pleased with the quality overall and I most definitely will look to check out more of their colours that they offer. 

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SWATCHED & TESTED!


Notes: The colour is quite light and natural looking which is good. The blush clay itself is quite hard but this is because if you are wanting a longer-wear to your blush there has to be some type of texture to it for it to last longer on your skin. 

 TARTE - LIGHTS, CAMERA, LASHES 4-IN-1 MASCARA 

Featuring a lengthening, curling, volumizing and conditioning type of mascara that has been infused with olive esters to condition, treat and protect your lashes. Not only does this mascara look to lengthen your lashes, but it has three other benefits which ideally help your lashes become healthier. It is definitely a mascara that is so worth purchasing because of the quality that you get out of it. Overall, I found that this mascara coated and curled my lashes really well (Not complaining here) and also they made my lashes look very natural and lengthened as desired. 

The packaging is encased in a purple, chic type of case which feels lovely and more durable when held in the hands. I love the fact that this mascara is cruelty-free and does not contain any nasties which may be damaging to your health - so this was absolutely an important factor to consider. 

The mascara does not cause any clumps at all and coats each individual lash really well. It does not take long to achieve a full-lash effect. If you have thin eyelashes (Like myself) then you'll seriously love this mascara as it makes my eyes look much bolder and more natural looking.

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TARTE - TARTE TO GO - TRAVEL SIZE MARACUJA OIL 

Featuring a little luxe and perfect portable version of Tarte's Best Selling Skincare Oil. That's right, BEST SELLING. This is an earth prescribed oil treatment that targets individual skin concerns by looking to make skin feel much moisturised, firmer, brighter and definitely smoother looking. If you are looking for a miracle oil that can look to rejuvenate your skin to looking more dewy and fresh, then I would highly recommend the Maracuja Oil by Tarte. 

It's more of a hydrating type of oil which absorbs very quickly and instantly leaves the skin feeling and looking fresh and smoother. For an oil, it's super lightweight in consistency and texture; and so far I have experienced no redness or irritations from using the oil every evening. If anything, my skin complexion is actually improving and looking much healthier which at the end is always a plus factor for me. Present in the product features mainly the maracuja oil and Vitamin E. It's recommended that you only use this product at night because beauty sleep is what the skin mostly needs for rejuvenating purposes. I would say this product is ideal for those who have dull and dry looking skin because what it looks to do is boost hydration levels to your skin. 

Over the few weeks of using this on my skin each night, I can definitely note a visible difference to my complexion. It feels smoother and softer which is good because I am always looking for a product that ideally enhance my complexion into looking healthier once again. If you want to wake up with glowing skin, definitely look to try the Maracuja oil because it's one of a kind product! 

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Have you tried the TARTE range before?

Are you excited for the TARTE HOLIDAZE products to come soon to you? 

Let me know by commenting below! 

Happy reading, 

Cheers,
Livia xo

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