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Thursday, June 30, 2016



Personalising your phone case adds a whole lot of meaning to it. For me, I like the uniqueness and concept. They're also great for gifts or perhaps for yourself too. 

And if you were wanting to know where I got this gorgeous marble inspired phone case, it's by a family owned business in Brisbane called iPersonalised. You can select from the styles that they have on their website here, or alternatively you can send over an image of your own for them to create it for you. 


You can choose to have a clean marble inspired phone case or even add your initials to it or whatever you like. They can look to create a marble inspired phone case for Apple iPhones, iPads and Samsung Galaxy models. And don't worry guys it's not actual real marble, it's the inspired look. In terms of quality wise, you can choose a Snap or Defender case. 

Snap - is a polycarbonate case, that snaps directly to your phone. It leaves your phone look thin and sleek. 

Defender - contains a rubber insert between the polycarbonate case and essentially provides a greater protection. 

As for the shipping details, it's super FAST via Express Post and what's even better is that they offer free shipping. Additionally, if you wanted the same day shipping, orders must be made before 12pm (closed weekends). So in a way, the process of ordering online is quite efficient and they're always happy to provide any answers to questions that you may have.  All of the cases come with a lifetime guarantee in case you were wondering. iPersonalised use the latest 3d sublimation technology which means that the images that they print, embeds into the case itself. You'll notice that with any photographic print, it looks to wrap around the sides. The image is embedded into the case to ensure that it does not scratch or fade off.

Overall, I am very impressed with the quality. It feels durable and definitely worth its price. Most importantly, by having a personalised phone case it will now protect my phone at all times should I happen to accidentally drop it onto the floor. (Let's be honest...we've all been there...) As for the marble inspired phone case, I am simply in love with the simple, chic style along with the personalised feel to it. 

  • RRP $38, head over here to find more about the Clean Marble case, 
  • RRP $40, head over here if you wanted to use any other image. 

Head over to iPersonalised to find out where you can purchase this AMAZING phone case. 


Hope you enjoyed this post, 

So what would your personalised phone case be? 

Livia xo 

Thank you Personalised 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, June 28, 2016



Making new discoveries is all part of being a Beauty Blogger, which is why I stumbled on U.K brand Studio 10 - that offers beauty products made for signs of ageing. 

If you wanted to check out more information about Studio 10, you can easily check them out over here. And for Australians out there, you can easily find the Studio 10 beauty products stocked at your nearest stockist. 

Studio 10 have won many beauty awards such as the Beauty Shortlist Awards 2016 to being featured in Harper Bazaar's May 2016 edition, so it's just not an average brand, it's very much well recognised all over the world and have earned their credibility in offering products that help with ageing skin, but at the same time offer good quality products. 

I looked to try out some of their well known items from their beauty range being: 
  • Studio 10, Age defy, Skin Perfector in Medium Dark
  • Studio 10, Radiance Glow, Bronzing Veil 
  • Studio 10, Age Reverse Perfecting Lip Liner 
  • Studio 10, 6 in 1 Perfect Lash 

Check out my thoughts on each of these down below x


This gorgeous palette features a lovely bronzing veil shade that looks amazing and glowing on the skin. It comes with an enhancing powder that helps to conceal any imperfections on the skin, blurs out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The bronzer looks amazingly natural and is very buildable. The formula is silky smooth and feels light on the skin. There is no heavy feeling which is great. Since this product comes with a bronzer, the luminizer makes it the perfect colour correcting powder to use on the cheekbones as it just adds a whole heap of more radiance for the skin. The formula contains d'orientine and a blend of 7 natural ingredients which really helps to blend the bronzer smoothly onto the skin and helps to prevent ageing of the skin. 

Additionally, the product is made paraben and cruelty free which means there are no nasties contained and no animals were harmed. Overall, the product packaging is durable to hold and comes with a compact mirror which makes this handy sized bronzer the perfect size for travelling. 



Youtube: Source Studio 10


You can look to instantly correct, conceal and cover the signs of ageing, imperfections that includes fine lines, pigmentation, dark circles and redness. This collection features a primer, 2 different coloured concealers, green corrector and a peach corrector - made suitable for medium to dark coloured skin. In order to achieve nice and flawless skin, this is the perfect quick fix perfecting palette in terms of looking to cover any imperfection. The colour corrector looks to cancel any redness or dark under eyes, whilst the other 2 different shade of concealers look to conceal any imperfections effectively. The formula is very creamy, non-drying and the concealer shades are blendable for my skin tone so that worked for me. The product is enriched with anti-ageing Suberlift, Vitamin Complex and anti-oxidant Nyamplung Oil. This is definitely the all in one kit you don't want to miss as it comes with all of your concealing needs in order to achieve flawless looking make-up. 

Overall, you can't go wrong with the packaging as it's the same as the Bronzing Veil, where it contains a cute compact mirror (ideal for travelling). The formula is of amazing quality and blends really well onto the skin which makes this palette worth checking out. 



Source: Youtube Studio 10


This is a 6 in 1 treatment mascara that looks to nourish, condition, define, lengthen, thicken and volumise the lashes. You really don't need other mascaras apart from this multi-purpose mascara. It does many wonders for the lashes and you'll be amazed at the dramatic lash volume that it will give to your lashes. The mascara comes with two different brushes, one being a flat angled upper brush that prevents any smudging and then there's the fine comb brush that's ideal for reaching the bottom lashes. 

The mascara contains many amazing ingredients including of the below: 

  • Capixyl - this is a very nourishing ingredient that leaves your lashes feeling stronger a and looking longer, 
  • Ozonized Jojoba Oil with Oxy-relief properties - this looks to stimulate microcirculation, restoring volume and elasticity. 
  • Argan Oil - which looks to hydrate, strengthen your lashes. 

Most importantly the mascara doesn't contain any nasties, fragrance or alcohol. It's completely free of parabens so that means it is definitely safe to use in the long-term. Overall, I felt that this mascara really looked to lengthen my lashes according to my expectations. I really like how there's two brushes offered because that just gives you more variety on coating not just the top but also with the bottom lashes too. It's the perfect 6-1 lash mascara that everyone should have! 



It's the first time I've tried a doubled ended lip liner as it looks to help give you fuller looking lips. It comes with a universal shade so that you can easily match the colour of your lips (which is a life saver when it comes to the many different shades of lip colour you can potentially rock). The formula of these lip liners are super creamy, long-lasting and they don't drag on the lips. The lip liners are infused with Coconut Oil, anti-oxidant, Vitamins C and E - which all essentially helps to hydrate, condition and nourish the lips. The lip-liner is also paraben free, making it super safe and gentle to use on the lips. 

Overall, it's my favourite lip liner to use on the lips because of how nourishing and creamy it is. It doesn't leave that "dry" feeling which is definitely why it's regarded as a favourite of mine. 


Source: Youtube Studio 10

Have you tried any Studio 10 products as yet? 

Let me know on your thoughts,

Livia xo 

Thank you Studio 10 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, June 26, 2016



If you guys missed the MBFW 16' featuring St. Tropez and Rebecca Vallance get the latest scoop here. 

 Michael Brown (St. Tropez Skin Finishing Expert) stated that "The Rebecca Vallance body was all about glowing, healthy skin. Using the St. Tropez Luxe Dry Oil, skin tone was lifted rather than a dramatic change, as the oil gave optimum nourishment and high impact runway sheen." 
Self-tanners are a must when winter approaches. There's no way I can achieve a natural tan at the beach with the temperatures dropping like crazy all right through parts of Sydney. 
So this one time, I looked to check out St. Tropez Self Tan Luxe Dry Oil, which is known for being long-lasting on the skin. The Self Tan Luxe Dry Oil is known for being the most innovative, self-tanning solution for where it helps to deliver a long-lasting, streak free and natural looking tan. The product is presented in a gorgeous, frosted-glass flacon which offers 100% natural Neroli, Lemongrass and Grapefruit essential oil fragrance that smells luxury and amazing. (There are no harsh scent whilst looking to apply this self-tanner on which is why this is going to be my ideal type of tanning product moving forward). 


The formula of the self-tanner is very fast drying, non greasy and so easy to apply on as it's in the form of a dry-oil base, After applying on the self-tanner, I found my skin feeling soft, nourished and very supple feeling. This is supposedly to last for up to seven days which is perfect if you're wanting a long-lasting natural tan for about a week. One the tan has fully developed, you can look look to wash off the subtle shimmer that acts as guide colour to reveal a golden tan. 

Addition to all of the benefits as mentioned above, the St. Tropez Self Tan Luxe Dry oil uses a 100% natural tanning agent and is also paraben, sulphate and phthalate free.


The Self-tanner was quite easy and straight forward to use. I am in love with the product packaging as it feels luxury and durable to hold. And of course, I cannot get over the amazing scent that combines Neroli, lemongrass and Grapefruit which all makes it feel like a luxurious experience as it doesn't smell like other self-tanners that I have used in the past. It feels so gentle on the skin and dries really quickly which is quite ideal for me. The fact that it's super lightweight to use on the skin, really makes me want to use this on a weekly basis. 


  • STEP 1 - For smooth skin, look to prep with St. Tropez Tan Enhancing Body Polish. 
  • STEP 2 - Look to drench the St. Stropez Applicator Mitt with the Self Tropez Self Tan Luxe Dry Oil, and then apply a generous coat all over the body. Wait three minutes and repeat with another coat. 
  • STEP 3 - Resist the urge to pat it dry, instead leave the oil to dry naturally in order to achieve a nice glowing gleam. 


LEFT: Before applying | RIGHT: After applying (3 hours later) 

PRODUCTS USED: I have used St. Tropez Self Tan Luxe Dry Oil 

Overall, I am so happy with the natural tanned look that has developed over the few hours. It leaves a healthy and radiant glow, whilst also leaving my skin feeling nourished too. 


 The images below have been kindly provided by St Tropez for the Rebecca Vallance show at MBFW 16' 

Incorporating the St. Tropez Self Tan Luxe Dry Oil as it's super fast and lightweight to apply onto the skin. 

Feat. the Rebecca Vallance Collection X St. Tropez 

Models have used St Tropez. Self Tan Luxe Dry Oil 


Have you checked out the Self Tan Luxe Dry Oil by St. Tropez as yet? 

Let me know on your thoughts! 

Livia xo 

Thank you ST TROPEZ 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, June 25, 2016



Want to learn more about MUSQ? They're an organic Australian cosmetic brand that holds a strong place in the cosmetics market. 

Founded in 2007, MUSQ have grown organically and their range is all about going back to basics and nature among their simple make-up and skincare selection. MUSQ encourages people to make small changes to improve their health, mind and well-being, along with the environment. 

So among the MUSQ range, I looked to check out their Green and Yellow corrector make-up for the skin, Face Moisturiser and their Gel Cleanser. I was actually quite amazed by how natural and organic the products are. They can be easily embedded to your daily skincare or make-up routine. I experienced no issues with using some of their products which is why I am recommending it to you guys to check it out. Check out the below to learn more. 

  • MUSQ - Green Corrector - If you're wanting to counteract the redness of your skin, then you're going to need a Green corrector to help you to cover the appearances of any blemishes, redness, rosacea, acne and broken capillaries. Ideally, I used this on my acne and acne scars which covered super well. The active ingredients contained in this product helps to cover up effectively. So wanting to conceal any imperfections? Can't go wrong with a Green corrector. In terms of application, you only require a small amount of corrector to the area of concern by using a concealer brush or fingertips. 
  • RRP $39.00 (Can be purchased online here
  • MUSQ - Yellow Corrector - And if you're wanting to counteract purple/blue tones of the skin, you're going to need a yellow corrector to cover dark circles or pigmentation on the skin. This corrector really looks to cover my dark circles well and I would usually use this corrector first before applying on my concealer and foundation. The active ingredients found in the corrector work to promote the skin's health and combat puffiness of the skin. 
  • RRP $39.00 (Can be purchased online here

  • (FROM LEFT) MUSQ Face Moisturiser - Avocado oil, Kakadu Plum and Quandong - Featuring a quick absorbing, lightweight face cream that is made suitable for all skin types out there. It features Avocado and Macadamia Oil which incredibly rejuvenates and hydrates the skin, whilst Kakadu Plum and Quandong fights skin radicals, ensuring that your skin looks radiant and super protected. I would use this face moisturiser during the morning and night. When you do apply it during the morning, ensure that you allow the product to completely absorb on the skin. Overall, after a few days of using this face moisturiser, I am quite impressed with the results, my face is much smoother and more radiant looking. 
  • RRP $52.00 for 50g (Can be purchased here

  • (MIDDLE) MUSQ Gel Cleanser - Chamomile, Cucumber and Lily Pilly - This gel cleanser is seriously invigorating as it's enriched with Chamomile and Cucumber which helps to remove all of the impurities, dirt and oil effectively. The cleanser is quite soothing so it really leaves a nice feeling once you've finished rinsing off the product. It's also formulated with only natural ingredients so that it's super gentle on all skin types including those who have sensitive skin. The Lilly Pilly makes the cleanser smell so delicious almost as if you can have your own luxurious day spa right in your bathroom. 
  • RRP $44.00 for 200ml (Can be purchased here


Have you guys tried out any MUSQ products as yet? 

Livia xo 

Thank you MUSQ 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, June 24, 2016



Let's talk about fermented skincare, you'll amazed to learn that The Beauty Chef launched their Probiotic Skin Refiner late last October. And I'll tell you more why this product has certainly worked for my acne-prone skin complexion....check out the below. 

The Beauty Chef are known for providing healthy sources of foods, recipes, skincare products and a helpful hand of tips on how to improve the complexion of your skin. But let's dive right into their Probiotic Skin Refiner. 


It's essentially an extract from the bio-fermentation of wholefoods. The Lactic acid formed during bio-fermentation looks to gently exfoliates the skin, increases natural moisturising factors and stimulates collagen synthesis for a more radiant and glowing complexion. The product works more than just an exfoliator. The fact that it can also help to hydrate and boost your collagen production is already an ideal product for my skin since it's acne-prone. Additionally, this product is ideal for all skin types as the exfoliation actions looks remove all of the dead skin cells. Skin will look more plump and healthier looking. Also, the product works to improve and smooth out any fine lines and wrinkles which is perfect for that "anti-ageing effect". Should you have any UV damage on your skin, this product works amazingly well to improve the UV damage. This product contains AHA aka Alpha Hydroxy Acid which is effective for treating sun damage. 

I would use this product daily, morning and evening for achieving effective results. This Skin Refiner is also perfect for helping to lighten any particular sun spots or pigmentation. It turns rough looking skin into smoother skin once again. 

The Skin Refiner comes in a liquid form and you would just normally apply it onto a cotton pad and onto your skin after cleansing. There's no need to wash the product off. 


It's a bio-active whole food extract so there's definitely natural and organic ingredients present in the product including: grains, seeds, grasses, fruits, algae, vegetables and herbs. There's also Probiotics and Lactic Acid contained within the Skin Refiner as it actually helps to break down any old skin cells and helps to improve the cell turnover by refining the skin, and making it appear more healthier looking and protected. 


I tested out the Skin Refiner over a week and a half now and I have observed tremendous results to my overall skin complexion. My skin is certainly looking much clearer after a month of raging acne. I could visibly tell that all of the dead skin cells have been cleared, to make room for new skin cells to grow. My skin is also feeling smoother, softer and more radiant. (There's a glowing and brighter look to my skin of which I am really impressed with). So if you are wanting to achieve all of these benefits as mentioned, definitely check out the Probiotic Skin Refiner by The Beauty Chef. 


You will also be pleased to know that the product is Made in Australia with fermented Organic ingredients. Plus, it's not tested on animals! 


Source: The Beauty Chef 

I hope you found this post to be helpful! 

Have you tried The Beauty Chef's Probiotic Skin Refiner? 

Let me know x


Thank you THE BEAUTY CHEF 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, June 22, 2016



So if you've been following The Voice Australia 2016, you'll notice that NIVEA have been a proud sponsor with the contestants and show as well. I got to experience one of the Live Taping shows last Sunday...and what it feels like to put yourself out there for the whole world to see! It was truly a remarkable experience and so memorable. (Plus I got to see Ronan Keating perform)

But first let's talk about the main skincare and body products by NIVEA that the contestants have been using in preparation for every show. Using the right products is also key in order to shine and be more confident with who you are. 

Introducing their Daily Essentials Sensitive Caring Micellar Water AND Invisible For Black and White (In Clear or Pure). I've actually fallen in love with using NIVEA's Sensitive Caring Micellar Water as it not only looks to cleanse off your make-up, but it's a 3 in 1 Care Cleanser for the face and eyes. That is, it looks to remove your make-up, deeply cleanse and really moisturises your skin all at the same time so that it doesn't leave it feeling dry. When it comes to a big event, of course it's so important to ensure that you look to remove your make-up as soon as the day is over. (And that includes before going to bed). Having a fresh complexion is always the key to having healthier and glowing skin. Further from that, the Micellar water contains Dexpanthenol and Grape Seed Oil which essentially helps to reduce any redness, tightness and dryness on the skin. After using the micellar water, my skin feels incredibly soft, supple and smooth.

 For effective results, be sure to use the product morning and night by gently massaging it onto the skin with a cotton pad. You can also massage the micellar water onto the face before applying on your make-up to really clean and moisturise your skin - preparing it for the make-up application process. It's also great to know that the micellar water is skin compatibility dermatogically and ophthalmologically approved. 

Then, we have NIVEA's INVISIBLE For Black and White Anti-perspirant range, which is so important to consider if you're going to perform on-stage, in-front of millions of people to see (in the Contestants point of view) but for yourself - perhaps you're prepping for a big event. Ensure that you are using the right perspirant that offers more than normal protection. The Invisible range also helps to protect from yellow stains and white marks, hence keeping white clothes white and black clothes black for longer. There's 48h anti-perspirant protection of gentle care for your underarms. There's also no alcohol or colourants contained in the formula making it gentle to use. 

If you're not familiar with The Voice Australia, you can check them out on Channel 9. The current coaches/judges are Delta Goodrem, Jessie J, Ronan Keating and the Madden brothers (Benji and Joel). Also, the contestants are all talented and brilliant in their own way as their voices are unique. 

Keep a look-out for my Q&A (below) with NIVEA Skincare expert, Robyn Hutch, to learn more about her fantastic tips and tricks into having a clear skin complexion. You will be amazed and I hope you enjoy reading them! 

NIVEA Daily Essentials, Sensitive Caring Micellar Water - RRP $9.99 

NIVEA INVISIBLE For Black and White (Anti-perspirants and deodorant roll-on) - RRP $3.89 





Sources: NIVEA Youtube



I also attended The Voice Live Taping with NIVEA Skincare Expert, Robyn Hutch to learn more about her skincare tips for the contestants on the The Voice Australia and what's important. 

I have included a Q&A with the lovely Robyn Hutch right below so you guys can get an insight into what I have also learnt. Hope you enjoy the read and if you have further questions, feel free to shoot them over to me.

1. What are the pre and post skincare rituals for the contestants on The Voice?

As worldwide skincare experts, NIVEA understands that for this year’s contestants on The VOICE Australia, being at the top of their game every week also means caring for their skin. The reason for this is the experience involves a lot of stage make-up (even for the male contestants) hot lights and the emotional stress that comes with performing in front of a large crowd and live audience – all which as a combination can wreak havoc on your skin.

To help The VOICE contestants combat this and attain a good base for glowing skin, during a recent backstage skincare workshop, NIVEA explained the importance of a skincare regime that’s specifically tailored to each of their skin types.

Some key pre and post skincare rituals that were set in place after the workshop were:
  • Grooming of facial hair (for the male contestants) or shaving the correct way. This is something Alfie and Andrew were particularly excited about.
  • Using a deodorant prior to the show that not only offers anti-perspirant protection, but helps to prevent yellow or white stains on clothing. As you can imagine, the contestants sweat quite a bit during the live shows (both from stress and the hot stage environment), but as the show actually hires out most of their costumes, they need to avoid any sweaty stains on the clothing.
  • Quick and easy makeup removal – especially for the female contestants, as they wear quite heavy makeup.

2. How do the contestants help their skin cope with stress in the lead up to the big show? Any tips and do they use particular products?

The first step in caring for your skin during a period of stress is using products suited to your skin type. Drinking plenty of water is something that always helps as well.

In terms of specific products though, this year, The VOICE contestants are using NIVEA Daily Essentials Sensitive Caring Micellar Water to remove makeup after each performance. Something they also love about the product is how it cleanses and moisturises their skin in one effortless step – it means they’re able to get out of the studio and back home to bed faster (which also helps alleviate stress)!

The contestants have also been using NIVEA Invisible for Black & White Deodorant before each performance to ensure they’re protected from excessive perspiration and there is no added stress over staining their costumes.

3. I’ve heard they’re using the Black & White deodorant, what’s so special about this product and how does it fit into the contestants’ backstage prep?

Not only does NIVEA Invisible for Black & White Deodorant offer 48 hour anti-perspirant protection, but it also protects your black clothes from white stains and whites clothes from those unfortunate yellow stains. Its formula ensures protection from sweat and odour, while keeping your black and white clothes residue free for longer.

NIVEA Invisible for Black & White protects the textile fibers before the staining substances reach and penetrate them, enabling them to wash away, therefore protecting the fabrics for longer - whether they be white or black.

4. What are the best skincare products for acne-prone or oily skin?

For those of us with oily or acne-prone skin, it’s important to cleanse, (without over cleansing!) and to moisturise daily. Something important to note is how it’s still important to provide the skin with hydration and moisture, even if your skin is naturally oily. I would recommend the NIVEA Anti-Blemish Daily Wash Scrub for everyday care, followed by a light moisturiser like a fluid or NIVEA Soft. If you are heading out in the sun (yes even in winter) then I would recommend a light sunscreen like the NIVEA Sun Daily Face Veil SPF30.

For the men, like Adam from The VOICE who suffers from oily skin, I recommend using the NIVEA Men Clear Effect range to effectively care and control oil and shine and prevent any breakouts that may occur after shaving.

5. What are the best skincare products for dry and flaky skin just before a show or big event?

Caring for dry skin is super important, especially when you need to apply make-up before a show or big event. This ensures your make-up looks effortless and will heighten your natural glow, whilst also concealing the flaky parts of your skin.

Preparation is key, so ensure you have a gentle cleanser, even with a light scrub like the NIVEA Daily Essential Cream Face Wash to remove dead skin cells and remove any dirt and grime. Follow with a nourishing moisturiser like NIVEA Daily Essentials Rich Moisturising Day Cream SPF30. Something I recommended all contestants was to use a primer before applying make-up to ensure their make-up stays in place and looks fresh throughout their performance.

The best rockin' night ever! 

At Fox Studios, at The Voice set, before the show started. 

The centre stage! 

Pictured, Jessie J taking a pic for the Madden brothers. 


So I hope you enjoyed this EXCITING post by NIVEA X THE VOICE. 

Hope you also learned something new and valuable, 

Let me know if you'd like to see more Q&A's by commenting below or shooting me an email.

Happy reading! 

Livia x

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