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Wednesday, August 31, 2016


Hey Everyone, 

If you're curious to see how you can potentially look and feel your best, then be sure to check out the below for quick fixes for an allergy face and brighter looking eyes. 

Constantly our eyes are put under stress and can easily be irritated or strained. This could be due to environmental factors, perhaps staring at the laptop for too long or other factors too. This is can potentially lead to your eyes looking strained and very red. There are studies where they have actually shown that when your eyes are bright, white and clear - this gives us the impression that you are happier and healthier. By using the right eye drops for your eyes, this can really look to improve your eye's appearance and health. 

Also, when it comes to suffering from allergies, it's not always a good feeling. As Spring approaches us tomorrow, some of us all may still be suffering from sneezing, red puffy eyes and constantly blowing your noses. There are quick fixes out there that can help to curb the symptoms in the short term from Zyrtec and Visine. 

I noted two essential quick fixes that are helpful for sinuses, sneezing, running noses and red looking eyes - along with some expert tips with the Visine and Zyrtec range. 


Visine is Australia's leading eye care brand which encourages Australians to re-think their eye care regime. So whenever you are experiencing red and irritated eyes, perhaps try the Visine Eye drops in clear as part of your routine to help you relieve any particular eye dryness. I felt that Visine Clear works instantly (in a matter of minutes) to relieve irritated and red looking eyes - especially when they're looking a tad tired. The eye drops provide a relief that lasts for hours (which is ideal if you have a special occasion on or so). 

It's recommended that you use Visine Clear for when you have sore, red eyes or when they are feeling itchy or congested by smoke, dust or wind. To simply use, all you need to do is use 1 or 2 drops into the affected eye, up to 4 times a day.

  • Visine can help make "Limbal Ring" more distinctive to the whiter eye, the clearer and more defined the limbal ring appears.
  • The Limbal ring is the dark circle that separates the iris from the white of the eye - somewhat similar to nature's eyeliner. 

  • RRP $10.99 
  • Is a nationally available product,
  • The eye drop range includes: Visine Clear, Advanced and Allergy.
  • INGREDIENTS: VISINE® Clear Active ingredients: Tetrahydrozoline Hydrochloride 0.05% w/v
  • For more information head over to www.visine.com.au

VISINE® Clear is the #2 Red Eye drops brand* in Australian pharmacies, providing red eye relief that works in minutes and lasts for hours. The VISINE® range also includes VISINE® Advanced which provides relief of red and dry, burning eyes; and VISINE® Allergy which provides relief of itchy, sore or red eyes due to allergies.


We all know that Spring is the most common season of the year for hay fever symptoms which is why Zyrtec is here to the rescue. Featuring a non-drowsy formula, it comes in a nasal spray making it so much easier to relieve from runny noses, itchy noses and sneezing. And did you know that females are more susceptible than makes to experience hayfever symptoms? The nasal spray works in just minutes to last you for hours which is why I opt for this nasal spray for hayfever and allergy relief. It works fast and provides the relief that I need.

You probably recognise Zyrtec by their tablets range, but you'll be pleased to know that they now come in the form of a nasal spray which is convenient and easy to use. The bottle comes ion 10ml and has approximately 100 sprays. 

  • RRP $14.99
  • For more information head over to www.zyrtec.com.au
  • INGREDIENTS: Active Ingredients for ZYRTEC® Nasal Spray: Levocabastine 0.5mg/mL (as hydrochloride), Benzalkoniumcholorid 0.15mg/mL and Disodium edetate 0.15mg/mL (as preservative).     

ZYRTEC® is a trusted allergy brand in Australian pharmacies, growing three times as fast as the category. The complete range of ZYRTEC® products include tablets, liquid capsules, nasal spray, eye drops, and kid’s liquid and drops, offering a solution for every allergy occasion. For more information, visit www.zyrtec.com.au


Have you checked any of these products above as quick fixes? 

Livia xo 
Thank you Visine and Zyrtec 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, August 30, 2016



Ever wondered how celebrities achieve such a beautiful glow for their cheekbones? Scout Cosmetics now give you the option to achieve an illuminated look without breaking your wallet. Check out the below to learn more. 

Images sourced by Google. 


Having that illuminated and fresh look is the key to keeping your make-up looking simple for the upcoming Spring season. So get ready to bring out your highlighters to really enhance the facial features of your face you'd like to illuminate. 

So how can you look to achieve the illuminated look? 

Have you all heard of Scout Cosmetics before? I've reviewed some of their products in the previous year and they are really known for their mineral based products along with being 100% Australian made and certified vegan. But if you're curious to see which products are needed to help you to create that perfect illuminated look - check out the below.

TRY: SCOUT Cosmetics Vegan Blush Brush - RRP $39.95 

This is a vegan blush brush which will work well together with the powdered illuminator. It's quite a stylish looking brush that has been handcrafted and holds well in your hand grip. It's also cruelty free (meaning that no animals were hurt in the process of making this product). The bristles feel very soft and fluffy which makes it comfortable to use on your skin during make-up application. For a brush, it helps to apply any powdered product evenly onto the skin which is essential when it comes to a blush brush, plus there are hardly any bristle fall outs. 

FINISH: Scout Cosmetics Mineral Illuminate - RRP $44.95 

And to finish off your cheeks and face with an illuminated look, I tried out Scout Cosmetics Mineral Illuminate which helps me to achieve a glowing and radiant base. This is a water resistant mineral powder which means that it lasts all day or night. It feels comfortable on the skin and really looks gorgeous as a high cheekbone highlighter. I have swatched this below on my wrists, so be sure to scroll down to check how it actually looks. 

The mineral illuminate is made from minerals and organic botanicals making it very safe and gentle to use on the skin in the long term. It's non-comedogenic which means that it will not clog your pores, making it an ideal pick-me-up item to use when you want to achieve that radiant glow for your face. 

Overall, it's an affordable alternative from high-end and luxury brands of highlighters. The shade is simply gorgeous and I can't contain my excited every time I pop open the Mineral Illuminate to apply on my face. So if you want to keep the fresh and radiant look, be sure to check out these affordable essentials that can certainly help you with that. 

Featuring Scout Cosmetics Mineral Illuminate 



Pictured above, I have swatched Scout Cosmetics Mineral Illuminate. As you can see the sheer glow is completely visible from just one swatch. You don't need a lot of the illuminate to achieve a beautiful glow. 

For more information regarding any of the Scout Cosmetics range, you can look to check out their official website at https://www.scoutcosmetics.com/pages/australia-retailers for your nearest retailer and stockists. 


Have you tried any of these before by Scout Cosmetics? 

Let me know on what you think, 

Livia xo 

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

Monday, August 29, 2016



philosophy have recently launched their new Take a deep breath oil-free oxygenating range, specifically designed with patented antioxidant and anti-pollutant complex. 

Say hello to their new 'Take a deep breath' Oil-free oxygenating gel cream and eye gel cream from the skincare range where they are formulated with exclusive clean air technology. How it works is that the natural technology is obtained after enhancing the natural oxygen production in the barley plant - which provides a leaf extract that maximises oxygen that's essential for the skin's surface as it increases cell energy so that it feels more radiant and energized. In a nutshell, the products are supposedly to help make the skin breathe freely

Overall, I have taken both of these products on a road test for about 2.5 weeks to see how it could benefit my skin and whether I would continue to use them. If you are curious to learn more about what I thought, simply scroll below to read more. 

Happy reading xo 



So this is a very lightweight cooling eye gel cream that's formulated with clean air technology that delivers oxygen onto the skin to keep the area around the eye looking more plump and younger. I felt that by applying the eye gel cream onto the skin around my eyes, it helped to revitalise my tired looking face. This is due to the fact that it contains barley leaf extract - which helps to increase oxygen levels in the skin

I also noticed that it helped to subtly smooth out the puffiness of my eyes (AKA eyebags) and it also helped to brighten up the area of my dark circles which is my number one culprit for when I don't get enough sleep. So on the those particular days where my eyes are feeling a tad tired, I'd apply a small amount with my fingertip around the eye areas in the morning and evening. (It really helps to tone down the puffiness of your eyes). 

You'll also be pleased to know that the product contains 'glycerin' which means that it helps to moisturize the skin hence boosting the hydration natural levels for the skin. (This is perfect for the delicate areas around the eyes). 

Overall, I have been using the eye gel cream twice daily and already noticed that all of my eye puffiness were smoothed away and the area looked much brighter in its appearance. It's a great eye product for which I will definitely be looking to re-purchase. 



philsophy's gel cream is so lightweight that it feels comfortable on the skin. It helps to protect your skin from further pollution and helps to keep it radiant and looking fresh. I also found that it helped in looking to smooth my skin from any imperfections. The gel cream also does not leave a greasy feel to your skin which is ideal because it absorbs quickly onto the skin. The gel cream also contains angelica, green coffee, green tea, bitter orange peel and pongamia - which all help to neutralize any free radicals. 

In terms of moisture, this gel cream really leaves the skin feeling super moisturised as it contains glycerin so it's perfect if you're wanting to have hydrated skin for the season. Dryness is eventually quenched from the skin leaving it feeling wonderfully smooth and stronger. I felt that my skin looked so radiant and felt absolutely hydrated after using the gel cream on a daily basis which I was very impressed with.  If you're after a lightweight oil-free gel cream, then definitely be sure to check this one out. 



Have you checked out philsophy's new 'Take a deep breath' range as yet? 

Let me know on your thoughts below,

Livia x

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

Sunday, August 28, 2016



For all of the Aussies out there, how amazing was the weather for both Saturday and Sunday? Let's all take a moment to appreciate the fact that Spring is just a few days away... 

Let's begin! 

To celebrate the last week of Winter, I've rounded some of the newest additions by Estée Lauder that recently launched to Australia, including their Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick. If you guys didn't know who the brand ambassador for Estée Lauder is, that would be Kendall Jenner - famously known as being one of the half sisters of the Kardashians. Nevertheless, you're going to be super excited about Estée Lauder's newly releases which features their new Double Wear Cushion stick, Set + Refresh Makeup Mist to their Pure Color Envy Hi-lustre Light Sculpting lipstick and Vinyl LipColor which leaves a super moisturising feel and amazing colour for the lips. 

In this special final winter post, I've decided to feature the Estée Lauder range as I recently attended a wedding and to help me create my final look, I've incorporated the new products by the Estée Lauder range for which I am so excited to share with you all on my blog.

  • All of the mentioned new products by Estée Lauder are now available at Estée Lauder counters nationwide and via www.esteelauder.com.au 

I hope you all enjoy the read and if you have any questions, I am always happy to have a chat xoxo




Featuring a lip colour concept similar to a lip stain, this baby is full of such vibrant colour and hydration. I tried out the shade in Shameless, (which is close their Pinks and Berries colour range). It definitely reminds me of a pink and berry shade combined which looks so beautiful on the lips. If you keep on reading, I have included a swatch of this shade in the 'Tried and tested, swatches' section of this post. This lip colour is seriously the best pick-me-up to have if you're in a rush for a girl's night out. It remarkably stands out from the crowd if you're wanting to make a sweet statement for your lips. 

The New Pure Color Envy Vinyl LipColor is a bold and bright lip stain which contains a reflective, high vinyl shine finish for your lips. The quality of the the product is on point with my expectations and I am just so impressed with its formula and overall results. What makes the formula so unique is that it contains lip moisturising lip ingredients and a long lasting colour impact that sculpts, define and shape the look of the lips. I really like how moisturising it leaves the lips feeling because that's so important to consider for a lip product whenever you're heading out. (You don't want to get dry or flaky lips from using the wrong lip products - so essentially I couldn't find anything wrong with using the New Pure Color Envy Vinyl LipColor). In terms of the finish of the lip colour, it's definitely high-shine, wet finish that lasts for about 8 hours of wear which is ideal if you're going to be out for the whole day or night. My lips even looked more plumped than usual which is great because who doesn't want fuller looking lips these days? 

  • Volume Boosting Complex - There's about nine lip enhancing volume boosters and hydrators (including a trio of oils that seriously looks to nourish the lips).  Other key ingredients include: jojoba, sunflower, avocado and Hyaluronic Acid - so that you really get a fresh, instant and lasting moisture for the overall lips. 
  • Advanced True Vision - This means that it has a complex of colour pigments and pearls which is what essentially helps to give the lips a glistening shine (wet effect look) to them. 


Overall, if you're after a vibrant, long-wearing with a wet finish type of lip colour, then definitely try out the Pure Color Envy Vinyl colour by Estée Lauder. It helps to transform your lips with a vibrant colour with a high shine to it which is perfect if you want to rock this for the whole day. 


As previously mentioned, as Estée Lauder have introduced a new lip collection, they have also included the Pure Color Envy Hi-lustre Light Sculpting lipstick. I tried it out in shade Hot Chills which sounds like a rocking name to have. Described as having a high-performance lipstick formula and with added technologies, I was so curious to see how this shade would feel and look on my lips. What I can say is that this lipstick (hands down) offers an intense level of moisture for the lips and also has a high-intensity colour to it as well. There's no need to layer on the lipstick to achieve the overall colour because the pigmentation is seriously on point with just having one layer of the lipstick on. 

The lipstick also features a luminous low-lit finish for the lips that allows for the colour to reflect on the lips beautifully. The lipstick also features a new technology called Optical Pearl Blend which makes the lips appear fuller and with a luminous finish to them. The shade in Hot Chills is a blood-orange shade that looks subtle, light and gorgeous on the lips. It's not too dramatic looking which is good to know and it really suits Spring for which I will definitely be rocking on the lips for the season. In terms of hydration, the lipstick makes the lips feel incredibly moisturised so there's no need to prep the lips with a lip balm beforehand (just ensure that you've exfoliated your lips nicely with a good sugar scrub). 





Trying out a new setting make-up mist is always exciting. Featuring the perfect on-the-go beauty holy grail, say hello to Estée Lauder's Set + Refresh Perfecting makeup mist which has been infused with electrolytes and caffeine which really helps to bring your skin to an instant boost of radiance, along with the moisture needed. This mist helps to keep your make-up look fresh and super luminous. I am incredibly addicted to this spray because of how it leaves my overall face looking. It's ideal for those in warm and humid conditions because this spray will help your make-up to stay fresh for longer. 

In terms of using the mist, I'd simply spray this onto my face before and after make-up that way it helps to set it into the skin, making it feel fresher and more supple. And with regard to the smell of the mist, it definitely has a fruity kick to it which smells delightful! Featuring uplifting scents of green mandarin, grapefruit and orange with floral notes of freesia and cyclamen petals - I just want to spritz this onto my face every hour! (It also helps to relax the face at the same time).

  • Simply hold the mist about 10-15cm away from the face to spray evenly. 
  • Can be used under or over the foundation to prep the skin. 
  • Used to refresh make-up. 

Overall, the makeup mist is an ideal product if you're wanting that instant freshness and moisture for your face. I love how effective it works to set your make-up which means that your make-up will last longer for the day. My skin complexion is instantly boosted and has that radiant, healthy look that I am ideally looking for. 

  • Available at Estée Lauder counters nationwide at Myer, David Jones, Sephora and select pharmacies. 
  • Also can be purchased at www.esteelauder.com.au 



Bet you all were excited for this product! Estée Lauder recently launched their new Double Wear, Nude Cushion stick radiant makeup. Designed for being an on-the-go product, the cushion is is truly a unique stick to have in your beauty collection. It's a make-up and pro-tool - all in the one product. Did I also mention that it's such an innovative product as it has a built-in cushion that dispenses the long-wearing and hydrating foundation. The cushion tool allows for a smooth and radiant glow which is the perfect blending product to have when you're on the go. The foundation formula is very lightweight and doesn't weigh the skin down at all. It's super comfortable when worn for the whole day and comes in a liquid formula. 

As for the Nude cushion stick, you're probably wondering about the hygiene of it all. Well, you'll be pleased to know that the make-up applicator can be easily separated for simple, hygienic cleaning. For example, the cushion sponge can easily be removed for cleaning. Simply twist the gold-tone ring at the top to remove the tip/sponge entirely. Next, wash the sponge with a mild soap and warm water. Remember to pat dry to remove any excess water. Next, make sure that cushion sponge dries completely before you attach it back.

Furthermore, the stick design is made so that you can keep tabs on how much makeup exactly you have remaining, so once you see the window of foundation on a low level, you will know that it's time to replace. 

I tried the Double Wear Nude Cushion stick make-up for the whole day and it lasted well without any smudges or so. It really left my skin looking very flawless and smooth for longer than 8 hours which I am impressed with. I tend to lean towards foundations that feel very lightweight on the skin and comfortable which is why I would definitely consider re-purchasing this product once it runs out for me. 

Overall, I love how unique the stick radiant cushion foundation is. It's the first time I've seen foundation in a cushion stick form too. The fact that it looks to provide my face with an even and natural glow, I'm currently loving this item at the moment. You can build the foundation to the level as desired and by using the amazing beauty blender provided, you can look to achieve a full face application or simply coverage and touch-ups. 

  • Available at Estée Lauder counters nationwide at Myer, David Jones, Sephora and select pharmacies. 
  • Also can be purchased at www.esteelauder.com.au 



Picture above: I have swatched the Double Wear Nude Cushion stick foundation in shade 2C3, Fresco. It feels very hydrating and smooth on the skin. In terms of the make-up application, you can achieve a full makeup application or simply for touch-ups and targeted coverage areas on the skin. 

Pictured (TOP): I have swatched the Pure Color Vinyl lipcolor in shade Shameless. 
Pictured (BOTTOM): I have swatched Pure Color, Hi-lustre Sculpting Lipstick in Hot Chills

Pictured (TOP): I have swatched the Pure Color Vinyl lipcolor in shade Shameless. 
Pictured (BOTTOM): I have swatched Pure Color, Hi-lustre Sculpting Lipstick in Hot Chills


Bottom: Wearing Pure Color, Hi-lustre Sculpting Lipstick in Hot Chills

Bottom: Wearing Pure Color Vinyl lipcolor in shade Shameless. 


I hope you enjoyed reading about the new exciting releases by Estée Lauder,

What were your favourite items? Let me know by commenting below! 

Livia x 

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

Friday, August 26, 2016



I was lucky to be gifted the Clarisonic Mia Fit at an exclusive event. To know that I was one of the lucky Australians who owned a Mia Fit by Clarisonic was truly an exhilarating feeling because now I can look forward to healthier looking skin on the go. 

So what exactly was going through my mind? I was thinking about the differences between the Mia 2 and the Mia Fit. Plus, I was curious to see how it would change my skincare routine. But first, let's get right into what the Mia Fit is all about for all of your skincare solutions. 

Firstly, it's a facial cleansing device that fits right into the palm of your hands. It's compact, lightweight and ideally your best travelling facial brush to take with you on the go. So Clarisonic Australia have recently launched the Mia Fit over their official website here just this week and retails for only $315. It's always worthwhile to know that it's sort of like a beauty investment. If you're aiming for beautiful and healthy looking skin, then you really need the best tools that can help you to achieve a glowing complexion. 

The Mia Fit now features a Gentle Radiance brush head for all skin types which is perfect because now everyone can look to start using the Mia Fit, without worrying about which brush head to opt for. There are also two speed settings which both help to cleanse your skin from any impurities and makeup trapped in your pores for healthier looking skin.

The speed settings are: 
  • Speed Setting #1 - Delicate Cleanse - 60 seconds - perfect for an everyday cleanse. 
  • Speed Setting #2 - Power Cleanse - 80 seconds - ideal for a post-work out or long-wear make-up removal. 
And as Clarisonic states about the Mia Fit, is that you really get a gentle cleanse that is 6 times BETTER than using your hands alone. (I really can't imagine cleansing my skin by just using my hands again - knowing that there's a product out there that can look to cleanse EVEN better). So...apart from introducing you all to the Mia Fit cleansing brush, I'd love to guide you all with my current skincare routine and tips of using the Mia Fit by Clarisonic.  


Some of you may be following a skincare routine, and some maybe not? For those who are not - it's never too late to develop a skincare plan of how to go about with cleansing your skin daily, weekly and monthly. A tip to always remember is to keep your skincare routine consistent. Consistency is the key to ensuring that you get better and effective results for your skin in the long term. 
Another tip is to remember to treat the skincare routine as a "ritual" or even as your own personal routine. (Making it personal is key) 
You don't have to copy entirely a routine that's recommended to you. Find the products and tools that will work for your skin and keep it simple.  Also, find time in your schedule to slot the skincare routine in. Whether it is 5 or 10 minutes - be sure to always allow some time at night to cleanse your skin well. There are days where we may feel demotivated but don't let that stop you from sticking to a scheduled routine. Just make sure that whichever skincare routine that you decide to go with, ensure that your products are user-friendly. (That way you don't get issues along the way). 

Next, select products that are within your budget because it can get costly if you fancy luxury skincare products. There are some gentle cleanser out there that are affordable and easily found at your local pharmacies and supermarkets. Lastly, when it comes to setting expectations of skin results - I always plan for about 4 weeks. After 4 weeks, you can look to measure the difference of how your skin feels and whether it looks healthier as compared to day 1. 

Essentially, when it comes to my daily skincare routine, I make sure that I follow a quick and easy routine that fits my schedule. 

  • STEP 1: Remove any eye or face make-up entirely with a gentle make-up remover, 
  • STEP 2: Simply wet your face with lukewarm water,
  • STEP 3: Taking the Mia Fit by Clarisonic, I'd apply "Speed setting #2" for a deeper cleanse and also because I want to use the Mia Fit on my decolletage, 
  • STEP 4: Wet the Mia Fit with warm water and squeeze on a gentle cleanser (I am currently using Clarisonic's Sonic Radiance, Skin Illuminating cleanser and also Kiehl's Blue Herbal gel cleanser) - you can choose to use any gel-based cleanser. (Tip: Avoid exfoliation cleansers or oil-based cleansers). 
  • STEP 5: The brush head looks to "oscillate" so there's no need to put pressure on the Mia Fit, simply hold and glide against your skin. 
  • STEP 6: 20 seconds on the forehead, 20 seconds on nose and chin, 10 seconds on both sides of the cheeks and 20 seconds on your decolletage. 
  • STEP 7: Rinse face and neck and pat dry with a towel. Also make sure that you rinse the Mia Fit with warm soapy water. 
  • STEP 8: Tone the face with a toner. 
  • STEP 9: Apply a serum onto your face. 
  • STEP 10: Moisturise to seal in the moisture on your skin. 
  • STEP 11: Time to feel a difference to your skin! 

  • For the best results, ensure that you replace the brush head every 3 months. 
  • The Mia Fit is waterproof and can be used in the shower and even washed at the sink. 
  • If you're travelling light, best to take the Mia Fit with you in your beauty bag. It's lightweight, compact and comes with a Universal USB adaptor. 
  • I always look to tone my face after every cleansing session because it helps to moisturise and tighten my skin. 
  • Vitamin C skincare products such as Kiehl's Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrator is the best moisturiser I have tried to date - which helps to firm lines for the skin along with it having other amazing anti-ageing benefits. 
  • Make sure you wash your Clarisonic brush head after each use to prevent build up by using warm soap water
  • By using the Mia Fit on the decolletage for about 20 seconds, within time you'll start to notice firmer looking skin. 

Overall, if you are considering to purchase the Mia Fit by Clarisonic, you won't be disappointed. I am in love with my Mia Fit as it's compact and lightweight which is essential because I sure will be taking this with me on my honeymoon whilst I travel in a few more months. Simply charge it up and you can ensure that your skin will feel super cleansed and smooth for the whole day. (Yessssss) Plus it will help other skincare products absorb so much better onto skin. (Score) 

  • RRP $315 
  • Can be purchased online at the Clarisonic AU official website here
 In the box includes: 

1 x Pink Mia Fit device 
USB Enabled Universal Voltage Charger 
1 x Radiance Brush head 
1 x Sample size cleanser (30ml) 

Up close and personal with Mia Fit by Clarisonic 

Having a skincare routine that's easy to follow and fits in your schedule is so ideal! 


What are your thoughts on the NEW Mia Fit by Clarisonic

What did you think of my skincare routine? 

Let me know on your thoughts, 

Livia xo 

Source: Clarisonic 

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