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Monday, November 30, 2015

MY HANDBAG ESSENTIALS: AN ALTERNATIVE WAY INTO RELIVING STRESS, FEAT. BRAUER'S CALM EVERYDAY STRESS (FOR THE RELIEF OF STRESS + MILD ANXIETY) ORAL SPRAY!


HELLO EVERYONE!  

We all know Christmas is just around the corner. And to prepare ourselves for the festivities, it's always great to ensure that you're super energized and stress free. 

If there's one thing I would definitely need to get more relief from, that would have to be stress. Stress comes naturally simply because it may be lack of sleep, restlessness, tight deadlines at work, socially, personally and even mentally. With my schedule and deadlines all intertwining - this can make feel so lethargic for the entire day! Surely there are MANY ways on how you could look to relieve stress, but I stumbled on an amazing product that's homeopathy based featuring Brauer's Calm Oral Spray for the relief of stress and mild anxiety oral spray. (Who knew an oral spray could provide an amazing relief for stress on a temporary basis - forget the bar of chocolate guys!)

So by keeping a bottle of the Oral Spray in your handbag, you'll always be accessible to it whenever you're feeling stressed and wanting to simply relax on the go. It's so convenient to have which is why the oral spray has finally made it into my handbag essentials. 

And if you have not heard of Brauer before, here's a little takeaway bit... 
Brauer have been developing natural and homeopathic medicines that respond to their customer's needs since 1929. They have been in the market for quite some time which makes them very reputable and trustworthy. As long term growing brand, they offer a range of natural medicines that are only based on gentle and effective formulas which encourage our body's healing abilities naturally. What I love about their product, is that it's gentle and a natural solution.

Brauer actually began in small pharmacy in South Australia's Barossa Valley owned by Hermann Brauer with a main focus on natural medicines only. Brauer is one of the top leading brands today and is available in over 5,000 pharmacies, health food stores, supermarkets and department stores right across Australia. (That's certainly a widespread distribution and the fact that it's stocked at many places, makes it very accessible and convenient for you to purchase). 

How Brauer works is that they're designed mainly to work with the body in providing temporary relief from the symptoms of everyday health problems. The good thing is that the products are able to help get you through the day - without the stress.

Here are some current stress statistics that you may find interesting...
The Australian Psychological Society's Stress and wellbeing in Australia survey 2015 found these of the following: 
  • 35% of Australians report having significant level of distress in their lives.
  • 26% of Australians report above normal levels of anxiety symptoms. 
  • in 2015, anxiety symptoms were the highest they have been the five years of the survey. 
  • The top two causes of stress in Australia are personal finances accounting for about (49%) and family issues which accounts for (45%). 

And I really wanted to mention that with Christmas being so close, literally next month - this a time where most people experience the higher levels of stress. The top two causes of stress are certainly financial and family pressures which become more intense leading up to the Christmas season. For a full Australian Psychological Society's report. check it out here

So...check out the below to see what I thought about the Calm Oral Spray. 

BRAUER CALM, EVERYDAY STRESS (FOR THE RELIEF OF STRESS + MILD ANXIETY) 


Featuring the Calm Oral Spray by Brauer, it includes the ingredients of Passionflower and Zinc - which are mostly traditionally used in homeopathic medicine which assist in relieving stress and mild anxiety even including restlessness and insomnia. This oral spray actually helps you to relax, unwind and simply take your mind off things when you're feeling super stressed. The oral spray helps you to cope from the effects of stress by providing a temporary relief from the stress symptoms that you may be experiencing. It's also perfect for those suffering from insomnia because how this oral spray works, is that it actually temporarily relieves your restlessness at night and allows you to sleep much better. 

Here are some healthy hints that you might like to take into consideration...

Note: Stress is often difficult to avoid, it all depends on how you handle it (which is what makes the ultimate difference). 

  • Be Active - Look to be more active and move your body, legs, arms and hands more. That way you can release the feel-good chemicals and remove all of the harmful stress in your body. I tend to to go for a 10 minute walk around the block just to get some fresh air. 
  • Eat the right foods - Look to eat more whole grains, veggies, fruit, legumes and fish. 
  • Reduce the sugar intake - Try to reduce the fatty and sugary foods, fast food, drink less caffeine and alcohol in order to maintain a healthier body system. 
  • 30 minutes of 'Me' time - Look to dedicate some time to yourself so you can enjoy the following activities: 
  1. Gardening. 
  2. Meditation or yoga. 
  3. Massage. 
  4. Read an awesome book/e-book. 
  5. Laugh
  6. Have a girl's night out. 
  7. Soak into an aromatherapy bath. 
  8. DIY facials
So...how does the Oral Spray (Everyday Stress) work? 
  • For Adults and children over the age of 12 years old: 4 sprays
  • For children between 6-12 years old: 2 sprays. Initially, look to spray under the tongue every half hour for 4 doses. Then, use every 4 hours until symptoms are relieved. 
  • If symptoms persist, see your healthcare. 
Some cool tips on using the Brauer Calm Oral Spray
  • The oral spray is actually in a convenient sized which sprays out a right amount of dosage. Simply look to spray under the tongue. 
  • The best way to get the most out of your Oral Spray, is to spray the medicine in-between meals, either half an hour before or 1 hour after eating. 
  • Make sure you look to store the product in a cool place and away from any direct sunlight, perfumes, disinfectants.
  • Please check with your healthcare professional if you're pregnant before using any medicines. 
Ingredient list as below: 
Each 1 mL contains: Cocculus 4X, 50 μL; Helonias 4X, 50 μL; Ignatia 4X, 50 μL; Nux vom. 6C, 1.67 μL; Passiflora 1X, 50 μL; Phosphoricum acidum 5X, 60 μL; Sepia 4X, 50 μL and Zincum met. 10X, 5 μL.
WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • RRP $21.50 for the Calm Oral Spray in 20ml.
  • Available nationally in all good pharmacies and health food stores. 
  • Otherwise, it's also available online at: www.brauer.com.au
  • Also available in the CALM range is Oral Liquid in 200ml and 500ml (RRP $21.50 & $33.50 respectively) 
  • Calm Tablets 60 (RRP $21.50)

MY OVERALL THOUGHTS

As I have recently used this product, I can definitely feel a temporary relief in my stress levels. I feel more relaxed and calm and I am so glad that I stumbled upon this Calm Oral Spray. If there's one homeopathy product I would truly recommend in the relief of stress, that would have to be Brauer's Calm Oral Spray in 20ml. Before using the product, I didn't even know that oral sprays existed. But since my experience with the oral spray, I can certainly say that it's helped calm my mood for now. Stress, is so difficult to avoid - it won't permanently go away because it's bound to come back. But if there's a product that can temporarily provide a relief from that, then definitely check out he oral spray which is so easy and convenient to use. 

What's more is that it's so ideal to have in your handbag as an essential because you can literally use it any time you want! It's super light and convenient to always have in your handbag. So definitely check this out the next time you're heading out the local pharmacy or supermarket. 


Take the stress away! 


Featuring the Brauer Calm Oral Spray for providing relief from stress, mild anxiety, restlessness and insomnia! 

Also pictured above, featuring the rest of the CALM range by Brauer, also available is the CALM Oral liquid and tablet form which comes in 60 tablets. 

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Have you been stressed lately? 

Check out the Brauer Calm oral spray and get yourself sorted before this Christmas! 

Happy reading! 

Cheers,
Livia xo

Thank you BRAUER 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, November 29, 2015

COMPETITION GIVEAWAY [CLOSED] ! WIN 1 IN 5! FEAT. VAGISIL INTIMATE WASHES - HOW TO PREVENT ODOUR + MAINTAIN A HEALTHY pH BALANCE!


HEY BEAUTIES! 

This is quite a different post because ladies...if you have not considered using intimate washes for down there, perhaps now is the time to get that sorted! Featuring Vagisil Intimate washes!

Also, stay tuned later for a competition giveaway that I will be looking to host below. Simply read and follow the rules for your chance to win 1 of 5 Vagisil pH Plus Intimate washes. More details below guys so check it out x 

This topic is so important and essential because the vaginal area is really sensitive skin. It's the most sensitive, delicate and intimate area of our bodies where it has the most sweat glands. Therefore it's so important to ensure that we are using the correct products that have been specifically designed for the area down there. That's why when it comes to Vagisil, their daily care products have been specifically designed to help cleanse, protect and maintain the health of the vaginal area. I think it's time to get into the daily habit of taking more special care of your most intimate skin area. I have been using intimate washes literally on a daily basis and I've found that it has made the intimate area much healthier, cleansed and of course well maintained. It's never too late to start using the intimate washes because just like face soaps for our faces, there's a specific soap for the intimate area. 

There are so many things that can contribute to poor feminine health and issues such as Bacterial Vaginosis, Thrush, etc...hence we use Vagisil feminine washes to improve the feminine health and also help to support a healthy pH balance. It's better to keep that area well cleansed and maintained on a regular basis. Intimate healthy is such an important area that women often overlook. Did you know that 74% of Australian women suffer on average 3 intimate health issues such as odour, dryness or simply itching each year?

Here are some vaginal questions that are quite interesting to know...

  • What is pH and how does it affect my vagina?
pH stands for the power of hydrogen and is a measurement of the hydrogen ion concentration in the body - pH levels can range from 1 - 14, with 7 being neutral. 

The vaginal area has a unique pH which is essential for a balanced intimate health. If there is an imbalance in pH, it can lead to an overgrowth of the bad bacteria that can cause odour, irritation and infection. So it’s important to keep it at a healthy level.

The pH of the vagina of a reproductive age woman is normally between 3.5 and 4.5, which is slightly acidic pH.  This pH is the result of billions of lactic acid producing bacteria that reside in a healthy vagina (Good bacteria). Many factors can upset the pH of the vaginal area, such as: intimacy, pregnancy, period, douching, spermicides, menopause, excess moisture, wetness, shaving, waxing, even regular soaps and body washes.

  • What can disrupt your vaginal pH balance?
There are a number of things which can disrupt your vaginal pH balance such as; pregnancy, your period, intimacy, hormonal changes, menopause and using soaps or body washes which are not pH balanced or designed to be used on your intimate area. 

  • Why is intimate skin different to that of other parts of the body?
Your intimate area has the most sensitive and delicate skin in your body, therefore it needs skincare products that are designed specifically for all of its unique qualities.

  • Why should you use an intimate wash instead of soap or body wash?
Vagisil intimate washes are pH balanced for the intimate area and specially designed to help cleanse, protect and maintain a woman’s intimate health. Soaps and body washes are however slightly alkaline and can disrupt your vaginal pH balance. Similarly, like you use a special eye cream for the skin around your eyes and a facial cleanser specific for your skin type, you can benefit from using an intimate wash specifically designed for the intimate area.

  • How do you clean the vagina?
You should only ever use products that are pH balanced and designed to be used for your intimate area, such as Vagisil. Additionally, intimate washes are only to be used to cleanse the external vulva area using a gentle application – do not vigorously scrub this delicate and sensitive area. Lastly, as the vagina itself is self-cleansing via discharge you should not douche, as douching can cause an imbalance in pH levels and lead to further intimate health issues.

  • When should you start using an intimate wash?
You can start to use an intimate wash at any time and incorporate it into your everyday skincare routine to help maintain and support your intimate health and keep you feeling clean, fresh and confident.

And with the Vagisil intimate washes below that I'll be looking to discuss, check it out below to read a little bit more about its uses and benefits. 


VAGISIL PROHYDRATE PLUS INTIMATE WASH

Helps to keep intimate skin hydrated & supple.

This intimate wash contains ProHydrate complex which includes a blend of good moisturisers such as jojoba oil, shea butter and Hyaluronic Acid - all of which leaves your intimate area feel very hydrated, supple, soft and very comfortable. If you suffer from dry skin down there, then this particular intimate was may be suitable for you as it allows you to feel super cleansed and moisturised at the same time. It is also super gentle and pH balanced to use on the skin - so therefore it won't cause any further irritations down there. 

Usually the main cause of skin dehydration is simply the lack of moisture - which may be caused by the change in weather, heating and cooling showers and even harsh soaps. When this happens, we can start to feel a tad uncomfortable all over our body, including the intimate areas and hence, it's essential that you get the right balance of moisture. 

POSITIVES: 
  • Comes with a ProHydrate complex. 
  • Gynaecologist tested. 
  • Hypoallergenic. 
  • Suitable for sensitive skin. 
HOW TO USE: 
  • Simply apply gently using a washcloth and then look to rinse. 
WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • RRP $6.49 
  • Available at Supermarkets, Chemist Warehouse and other leading pharmacies. 


VAGISIL pH PLUS INTIMATE WASH 

Helps to support a healthy pH balance

This product actually contains LactoPrebiotic which essentially combines Lactic Acid and Lacitol which helps to nourish good bacteria and maintain a healthy vulvar area. Again if you're looking to keep your area pH balanced, then definitely opt for this particular intimate wash. 

When you realise that you have a pH imbalance, it's good to be aware that it's caused by menstruation, menopause, intimacy. pregnancy and even soap and cleansers. We don't know it but once you start to feel some irritation down there, it's good to use a good intimate wash to help support a healthy pH balance. 

POSITIVES: 
  • Clinically proven. 
  • Gynaecologist tested. 
  • Hypoallergenic. 
  • Suitable for sensitive skin. 
HOW TO USE: 
  • Simply apply gently using a washcloth and then look to rinse. 
WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • RRP $6.49 
  • Available at Supermarkets, Chemist Warehouse and other leading pharmacies. 

VAGISIL FRESH PLUSH INTIMATE WASH 

Assists in preventing feminine odour down there.

What is great about the Fresh Plus Intimate Wash is that it's actually formulated with Odour Control which means this assists in preventing against feminine odour. It's basically infused with the soothing Vitamin E, chamomile and aloe vera. This is so gentle to use daily and if you're in the market to prevent feminine odour, definitely look to check this product range out.

POSITIVES: 
  • Clinically proven. 
  • Scientifically tested. 
  • Hypoallergenic. 
  • Suitable for sensitive skin. 
HOW TO USE: 
  • Simply apply gently using a washcloth and then look to rinse. 
WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • RRP $6.49 
  • Available at Supermarkets, Chemist Warehouse and other leading pharmacies. 

FINALLY IT'S......
COMPETITION TIME!

[COMPETITION CLOSED] 

(SCROLL BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION) 

HOW YOU COULD LOOK TO WIN 1 IN 5 pH PLUS INTIMATE WASH BY VAGISIL... 

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The first 5 people who comment below and answer the question to their best of their abilities, will WIN a Fresh pH Plus Intimate Wash 175ml. 

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Q. Why women should take better care of their intimate health?

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*Competition ends 12th December, 2015. 
*Once the first 5 winners & the 5 best answers are chosen, they will be contacted where they will win 1 x pH Plus Intimate Wash (175ml). 

[COMPETITION CLOSED] 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE LUCKY WINNERS BELOW: 

Cindy C
Lily Not Louise 
Amy Tester 
Candice Needham 




 Thank you VAGISIL 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, November 27, 2015

AUSTRALIAN MADE SKINCARE PRODUCTS FEAT. LACUES - BEAUTY BY NATURE!


HELLO BEAUTIES! 

A newly discovered skincare Australian made brand has recently hit the beauty market and I am thrilled to be sharing with you all today and my thoughts on this. 

Featuring the Lacues skincare brand, they're 100% Australian made, made with Australian native botanical ingredients and finally contain Australian certified organic ingredients. 

From the Lacues skincare brand, I looked to check out the following products: 

Lacues Purifying & Hydrating Cream Face Mask

Lacues Lavender Hydrating & Restoring Face Serum 

Lacues Rose Firming & Anti-ageing Face Serum 

So check out my thoughts below to see what I thought x 


 LACUES ROSE PURIFYING & HYDRATING CREAM FACE MASK 

Featuring a face mask that is made for all skin types, the Lacues Rose Purifying and Hydrating Cream Face Mask is an effective mask that has been formulated with the Rose Essential Oil, Australian White Kaolin clay, Australian Kakadu plum extract, Hyaluronic acid, Shea Butter, Australian Macadamia Oil, Australian certified organic honey along with other natural botanical ingredients. 

The mask is packed with LOTS of anti-oxidants which means that it gives your skin a very deep cleanse, purifies the pores, absorbs any excess oil that you may have on your face. My complexion certainly cleared up heaps by using this face mask every second day. My skin looks brighter and I am loving the healthy glow that it currently gives to my skin. My pores look clearer and I could not be happier! The fact that it also contains Australian made ingredients, makes this product even gentle to use. 

What is great to know about the Face mask is that there are NO sulfates, parabens, synthetic fragrances or colours, silcones or other nasty stuff that you would not want to be present in your daily face mask. 

BEAUTY TIPS: 
  • Look to apply an even layer of the mask using just your fingertips onto clean skin of the face and neck. Avoid the eye areas. 
  • Leave the mask on for 10 minutes. 
  • Rinse off using warm water. 
  • Follow with a face serum. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 


LACUES LAVENDER HYDRATING AND RESTORING FACE SERUM 

Featuring an effective hydrating and restoring serum to be used every night. I love the scent of lavender because it's quite effective in helping to relax and calm the mind. So for this serum to actually embed the hints of lavender in it, makes it really nice experience. The serum is packed with the most powerful, natural ingredients including hyaluronic acid, Australia Kakadu plum extract, certified organic rosehip oil, Australian lavender essential oil and Australian Jojoba oil - which have all been combined to make this serum truly remarkable. It helps your skin to be restored, hydrated and replenished from moisture loss. After using the serum, my skin felt more plump, softer and definitely replenished. It's such a nice feeling having the face serum on every night because it enhances my complexion very well. 

And again like all of the other Lacues products, that there are NO sulfates, parabens, synthetic fragrances or colours, silcones or other nasty stuff that would potentially harm you in the long run. 

The serum comes in a 25ml pump style bottle which is made convenient to use every morning and night. I love how this serum replenishes my skin when it's feeling dull or dry. It actually makes my make-up go on easier the next day so this is definitely a plus factor for me. I experienced no irritations or redness from using the face serum and overall I am quite satisfied with the overall results. If you're in the market for a face serum that's packed with the most powerful ingredients, then definitely look to check out this Face serum in Lavender Hydrating Restoring Face serum. 

BEAUTY TIPS: 
  • Look to use this in the morning and night with about 2 pumps and massage this over the T-section of your face. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 

LACUES ROSE FIRMING & ANTI-AGING FACE SERUM 


The Rose Firming & Anti-aging face serum is an effective firming and anti-aging face serum for ant-aging purposes. It's packed with the most powerful ingredients being Australia Kakadu plum extract, Marine Collagen, Rose essential oil and of course the Certified Rosehip oil which all combine to assist in reducing fine lines, firms and tones the skin. The formula absorbs very easily and does not feel too heavy on the skin which is ideal for if you're applying this onto the face morning and night. 

I love how easily the formula absorbs onto skin and is very easy to use. So if you're in the market for a good serum that looks to combat the ageing process then definitely look to try out this. It leaves you with a youthful glow which is essential if you're wanting your skin to feel and look nourished all day long. The scent of the rosehip oil just smells amazing and is seriously addictive! 

There are NO sulfates, parabens, synthetic fragrances or colours, silcones or other nasty stuff that would potentially harm you in the long run. 

BEAUTY TIPS: 
  • Look to use this in the morning and night with about 2 pumps and massage this over the T-section of your face. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 

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Have you checked out the Lacues skincare brand yet? 

Happy reading! 

Cheers,
Livia xo 



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

FANCY A PERFUME IN AN AEROSOL? FEAT. IMPULSE ROMANTIC SPARK + GODDESS REVIEW!


HELLO BEAUTIES! 

HAPPY FRIYAY... because the weekends are just one day away! (Nearly there guys, you can do it!) 

Let's reminisce to back when we were all in high school...Impulse would be the main aerosol used in the gym change rooms. They're easily available at supermarkets and what's more important is that they smell fruity and amazing! If there's a particular brand that would always take me down memory lane, that would definitely have to be the Impulse Perfume in an Aerosol can. Their formula lasts longer than usual deodorants and they even feature a twist top open and close cap to ensure that your spray is secured at all times. You can literally twist the can to spritz it on the go! 

I tested out two amazing scents from the Impulse range featuring Romantic Spark and Goddess. I'll start off with the Romantic Spark which features the pink image on the can. Romantic Spark is a floral scented body spray which features notes of wild violets and earthy woods. It's the signature scent of Erin Heatheron and is the the Impulse fragrance celebrity face. 

The spray comes in 75ml and fits perfectly in my handbag - it's not too heavy which is good. I would describe the scent as really feminine and a mature aged female would even suit this scent as well. It's also a soft and vibrant scent which lingers once you have it sprayed onto your wrists, body or neck. I loved how Impulse have made this range more long lasting as compared to the older range and it's always convenient to have a light spray on during work hours or simply on a casual basis when you don't feel like wearing perfume. It was definitely a delight to wear this on during the day because I really love this scent. 

Featuring the Goddess by the Impulse range, this spray features fruity notes of pear to reveal a sweet fragrance to it. This scent is so long lasting - just like the Romantic Spark. The product is packaged in a slim-type can and again contains 75ml of divine sweetness. This scent would certainly be ideal for day or night and is not too overpowering which is amazing.  

The new fabulous release by Impulse is not to disappoint and I am quite satisfied with the overall results of continuously using the Perfume in an aerosol can. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 


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Have you checked the Impulse Perfume in an aerosol yet? 

Tell me what you think of these by commenting below x

Happy reading! 

Cheers,
Livia xo




Thank you IMPULSE 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, November 26, 2015

SUMMER'S NEW SUNSCREEN PRODUCT FEAT. SUNTIVITY SPF 50+ TINTED LOTION FOR FACE REVIEW!


HEY BEAUTIES! 

Summer is approaching and it's good to always keep your skin super protected all day long. And when it comes to applying on a sunscreen, it's always important to note that the higher the SPF, the better. 

Featuring Suntivity by Cetaphil, we welcome the newest launch which is their Tinted Lotion Daily Face in SPF 50+. I've always trusted the Cetaphil range as it's quite an innovative sunscreen range that provides effective daily skin protection. 

For those new to the Suntivity brand...
This brand looks to provide high quality products to help protect the skin against sun damage, maintain healthy looking skin and help fight the signs of ageing. Their products are always super light, hypoallergenic for sensitive skin, fast absorbing, water resistant and is known for having a non-sticky formula. 

So what makes the Cetaphil's new summer sunscreen products amazing is that they are super light weight to wear on the face and it does not feel heavy. In Australia, we experience the highest level of UV radiation which is why using sunscreen every single day is so essential in protecting the skin. 

From a study conducted by Suntivity, it was found that only 10% of females only apply sunscreen every morning. That's quite a small percentage and I guess we need to be more aware with the long time effects of NOT using sunscreen. Did you know that UV rays account for about 80% of facial skin ageing (including wrinkles)? This raises a concern for everyone out there - because even though we can't see the wrinkles, without the proper sun protection, it can actually really affect your skin negatively. 

I looked to discover a new launch from Cetaphil - Sentivity range featuring the SPF 50+ Tinted Lotion in Medium Tint that comes in 50ml. 

Check out my thoughts below to see whether this worked for me x


CETAPHIL SUNTIVITY SPF 50+ TINTED LOTION 

Featuring a high UV protection for your skin that comes with an oil free formulation. It's also suitable for sensitive skin so it's totally gentle and will not harm the skin. This sunscreen offers broad spectrum of SPF 50+ which gives a really high protection from the sun. I love how this product is in a tinted lotion for the face - in medium tint. But there are other options for different skin tints also made available too. What is great about the tinted lotion, is that the extra tint allows for the product to enhance my natural complexion and blends in well with my skin colour. It's so perfect for everyday use and I would use this right in the morning, just before heading to work. 

In the product, there's Vitamin E and Aloe Vera for its nourishing benefits for the skin. The sheer tint also gives an invisible matte finish to your skin with a really nice texture to it as well. You can ideally wear this alone, or under your foundations and other creams. 

The Tinted Lotion offers 4 hours of water resistant to it so that means that after the 4 hours, just remember to re-apply if you're heading outdoors. I loved how the lotion was non-greasy and it actually felt comfortable when worn on the face. There was no particular harsh smell to it which is great because fragrance free products are the way to go - especially if you have sensitive skin. The product is completely oil and paraben free which makes it super gentle and safe to use in the long run. The overall finish of wearing the tinted lotion is that it gives a nice and matte look to it. The tinted lotion was quite easy to apply and the sheerness of the texture made it easier for the product to blend into the skin. 

For the product packaging itself, it's presented in a 50ml pump style bottle with an orange cap. I love the pump design because it's not messy and so convenient to use if you have this in your handbag or simply on your vanity. 

If you're looking for matte-lovely finish to your face and also wanting that ultimate sun protection element to it, then definitely look to check out the Tinted Lotion by Cetaphil, Suntivity. 

POSITIVES:
It is oil free and paraben free. 
Alcohol free.
Formulated for those with sensitive skin. 
Fragrance free.
Offers a broad spectrum of SPF 50+
4 hours water resistant
Made in Australia

BEAUTY TIPS:
Apply 10-15 minutes before sun exposure. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
RRP $16.50
Available at Priceline and selected pharmacies.
Visit http://www.suntivity.com.au for more information. 



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Have you checked out the Suntivity SPF Tinted Lotion yet?

What's your day to day sun protection ritual? 

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

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

DESSATA PROFESSIONAL DETANGLING BRUSH - ORIGINAL TURQUOISE TANGERINE (MADE IN SPAIN) HAIRCARE REVIEW!


HELLO BEAUTIES! 

When it comes to hair brushes, there are so many out there in the market. However, I looked to check out the Detangling brush from the Dessata brush and already I am amazed by its detangling capabilities. 

Featuring a completely new brand, Dessata - they produce amazing detangling brushes for thick and knotty looking hair. They are stocked with such lovely and vibrant designs and are made right in Spain. Did you know that they're the only product that features triple length bristles which have been manufactured with a special gel therefore making this brush super durable and won't break down on you that quickly. For the Dessata Detangling Original brush, it features 440 triple length bristles! (That's a whole lot of bristles made for working through messy and untidy hair - so ideal if your hair is thick and frizzy!) 

Another positive factor to note with the Original Detangling brush is that it does not cause any static which is essentially good because it leaves the hair looking soft and super shiny. It was my first time testing out a detangling brush and for the quality itself, it's not too bad. It does not tug or cause further hair breakages. For those curious of whether this is suitable for your hair, you would be pleased to know that it's made for all hair types. 

Also, you will observe from the images - that the brush is ergonomically designed which does not have a handle but it engages more with your hand so that you use the strength from your hand to work the brush throughout your hair. When it comes to travelling, it's super convenient to carry in your handbag because you can simply detangle your hair right on the go. 

From my experience of using the Dessata Detangling brush, I feel that it does indeed detangle really well with the minimal effort needed to tug onto your hair. It's also great for reducing further hair breakages and I am so in love with the funky design. It just feels very durable and light to hold in the hand which I am definitely satisfied with. 

Overall, this is certainly my go to brush for my everyday hair needs. I am literally using this every day and hour! (Since I keep this in my handbag because it always seems to be very useful - especially right before events and meetings). I would definitely recommend you to purchase this product if you're looking for a good quality detangling brush out there. 

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Livia xo 

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