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Thursday, September 29, 2016


Hello Beauties, 

Getting summer ready is essential when it comes to protecting your skin and lips. 

Always ensure that you are using products that can provide your lips with the best sunscreen protection such as the Blistex SPF30+ Lip balm and Lip protection products. Also, when it comes energising tired looking skin, try a cream that includes Vitamin C and E, just like Medik8 C-Tetra Cream. 

Recently, I looked to check out two awesome Blistex lip products that both contain SPF 30+ which is so important for the lips, especially during summer in Australia (where it can get quite hot over here). Our lips are the most delicate when it comes to the skin and most importantly, it should be mostly protected everyday. 

As for the Medik8 Vitamin C Day cream, I've found that it looks to hydrate, renergises and brightens the skin with continued use. It's really fast absorbing and this is definitely a lovely moisturiser to use on the skin for everyday purposes. It keeps my skin feeling more plump and hydrated. For more information regarding both of these brands, be sure to scroll down to check out more. 

Happy reading x

Get Summer Ready Lips! 

Blistex keeps my lips feeling protected, hydrated and so constantly moisturised which is so important for me. I find that if I don't moisturise my lips, I'd find my lips feeling flaky, dry and just uncomfortable throughout my day. Just don't forget to pop your Blistex Lip Balm in your handbag as you leave the house, because it's probably the best idea ever. You never know when your lips will become dry. For more information regarding the Blistex lip product range, be sure to head over to www.blistex.com.au

Here are some essentials from Blistex you may be keen to know more about: 
  • Blistex Ultra Lip Balm SPF30+ (Blue coloured lip balm) - RRP $3.95 - Comes with intensive protection from the Sun, Wind and Cold. It helps to moisturise the lips whenever it is feeling dry or chapped. The fact that it has SPF30+ is definitely a life saver because it has that high broad spectrum that I need for everyday. The lip balm is also made water resistant for up to 80 minutes, which means that it stays on the lips for longer than other lip balms, before looking to re-touching the lips once again. This is the perfect handbag essential to have, so take note guys! Just so you guys are aware, the Blistex Ultra is available at Woolworths, Priceline, Chemist Warehouse and other leading pharmacies nationally. 

  • Blistex Five-Way Lip Protection SPF30+ (Gold coloured lip balm) - RRP $3.95 - These are available at Coles and leading pharmacies nationally. This is lip protection against nature's harshest conditions, so essentially this ensures that you get the fullest protection against any dryness, coldness, heat, wind and the sun (most importantly). There is a high SPF30+ of very high broad spectrum. This lip balm is made with five ingredients which help to defend your lips against harsh environmental factors. There's also Calendula present in this lip protection's formula which means that you get the best comfort to your lips, whilst any chapped part of your lips is instantly soothed. 

Medik8, C-Tetra Cream, Vitamin C Day Cream - RRP $129 

This is a very luxurious, moisturising and really fast absorbing cream for the day. It contains Vitamin E and C, which means that you receive the necessary antioxidants for your skin which is so essential for anti-ageing and skin brightening purposes. Also, if you're looking for that extra radiance and glowing to your skin, then it's ideal to use a moisturiser that contains the essential antioxidants. 

The cream is also formulated with hyaluronic acid which helps to support the skin's natural barriers, plus it looks to hydrate and energise the skin. I'd say it's a very nourishing cream which doesn't leave your skin feeling dry or flaky which is so important for me, especially when it comes to Spring and Summer. My skin can totally be unpredictable as it's combination to oily skin, so for me personally, I loved how it left my skin feeling so hydrated. Plus, with continued use of the day cream over a longer period, what you'll essentially find is that your collagen and elastin will be much healthier and stronger.  Furthermore, this moisturiser does not contain any fragrances and comes paraben free. 

So if your skin is ever looking or feeling dull and tired, the best cream or life saver to the rescue has to be the Vitamin C Day cream as it provides a boost of hydration to your skin as well as supporting your skin's natural barriers. 

You can essentially look to purchase this online at http://www.medik8.com.au/cosmeceuticals/c-tetra-cream/ or via Advanced Cosmeceuticals or visit their official website at www.medik8.com.au for more information. 


Have you checked out any of the above summer essentials yet? 

Livia xo

Thank you U by Blistex and Medik8 for supporting me for this review. My reviews are based on my personal and true experiences. I only recommend products that I truly support.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016



U by Kotex have collaborated with SketchSHE which really takes the seriousness out of "periods" and presents it in a way where sanitary pads can be a fun product! 

Let's not forget what Amy Schumer's response to "What are you wearing?" on the red carpet was. She quotes, "I'm wearing Vivienne Westwood, Tom Ford shoes..and an O.B tampon!" These days...it's all about being open and honest right? (Plus having that relaxed vibe is so much better than a serious one). 

And if you guys check out the Youtube video below, you'll notice it's SketchSHE in collaboration with U by Kotex where they are encapsulating the new launch of "it's sah fashion". But I am not going to reveal too much about the video because it's more of a fun 'mockumentary' type of video that we all can relate to and even make a guess as to who they are mocking (in a fun way). Furthermore, you'll also notice the fashionable and funky new packaging of U by Kotex in the video (from the pads to the tampons) which are all vibrant and fresh looking. Simply, the video tells us that we shouldn't all take ourselves too seriously, especially when it comes to fashion. It's all about being fun at the same time which is the perfect combination for fashion. 

The U by Kotex new packaging (also known as the Designer series) features various patterns which are all quite funky looking and where they have been highly inspired by a global "Rustic Glam" trend. Personally, I feel that they definitely jazz things up when it comes to that time of the month and where you can potentially enjoy "putting on a pad or tampon" because of how vibrant the packaging are. For once, the sanitary pads don't have to be a solid white colour (the usual plain white packaging) because now with U by Kotex's new Designer Series, you can comfortably hold the packaging in disguise on your trip to the bathroom. They feature bold and geometric designs which look so attractive. 

Featuring: SketchSHE (Image provided by Chris Dwyer & video below) 

                                               Source: Youtube, SketchSHE 


For a full run-down of what's NEW within U by Kotex's Designer Series be sure to scroll down to get the latest update. 

The U by Kotex Designer series are now available nationally from supermarkets and mass merchants. 

U by Kotex Designer Series - Ultrathins - RRP $5 (Regular/Super) 

These are super adorable and come with printed designs. This range features a mix of animal print, rustic geometrics and bold colours which make it seriously colourful and vibrant. These come in Ultrathins which is perfect for a 'regular' type of flow. Some features include a rapid dry-core, which means that it draws away moisture so that it leaves the area dry. The Ultrathins also come with secure wings which will ensure that your pad will hold its place. 

U by Kotex Designer Series Liners - RRP $3.99 - (Regular)

These liners come in a pack of 30 and feature fun coloured designs on the actual product. It's definitely a great back-up when it comes to that time of the month. They're super breathable and are so ideal for the handbag! I'll always keep a pack of these liners in my bag for those just in case moments. 

U by Kotex Designer Series tampons - RRP $5.50 (Regular/Super) 

These regular sized slim tampons come with a re-sealable zip-close pouch to prevent any embarrassing moments. (Yes...you girls know what I'm talking about...) It all comes down to the detailing of the packaging, so the U by Kotex Designer Series have definitely hit the on point scale for its new product packaging. They're definitely a great handbag essential because of how conveniently packed they are. 

Overall, the U by Kotex Designer Series is definitely a funky and stylish range. What better way to rock sanitary pads and tampons in the most fashionable way right? Embrace designs and remember that when it comes to having your period, it can be fun and fashionable. 


What are your thoughts on the new Designer Series by U by Kotex? 

Let me know by commenting below! 

Livia xo 

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

Monday, September 26, 2016


 Hello Beauties, 

Just when we thought BB creams were for the face, Jergens have just released their range of BB creams as an all-in-one body skin perfection product. 

Say hello to Jergen's NEW BB Body Perfecting Skin cream which includes 5 beautifying benefits in the one moisturizer for a flawless appearance.

 These 5 benefits include of the below: 
  • Brightens and illuminates the skin, 
  • Looks to even the skin tone,
  • Visibly firms the skin,  
  • Minimises the appearance of any imperfections, 
  • Looks to hydrated and smooth the skin. 

The BB Body cream is essentially made to enhance the skin through the 5 benefits listed above. If you're looking to get Spring/Summer ready legs for any occasion, having a cream that looks to firm and tone the skin is so essential. Within 5 days of using this product, I could really see a healthier appearance with my skin. It looks firmer, more toned and feels hydrated (which I can't really complain). What makes the BB Body cream special in this sense is that it features a specially formulated, self-adjusting tone technology that provides a flawless appearance also known as the "filter-like" finish.

For long-lasting results, I can definitely see this BB Body cream really working for my skin as it's a cream I've finally been waiting for Jergens to release. Plus, all of the Jergens products I have tried out so far, I really can't complain about the scent. They smell AMAZING and ADDICTIVE! Their luscious and fresh scents are pleasant and doesn't smell too strong as a moisturiser. If you haven't tried out the Jergens range, then make sure you head over to your nearest Priceline to try it out for yourself. Should you be looking for a different moisturiser for a change, the BB Body Perfecting Cream by Jergens is definitely the way to go if you're looking for the perfect looking and Spring/Summer ready skin.

Overall, I felt that the cream definitely made my skin feel softer and more hydrated. My skin looks more radiant and healthier which is something I've been aiming for in such a long time. The cream absorbs very nicely onto skin and does not even leave a greasy feeling behind which is so ideal when it comes to moisturisers and creams for the skin. I would continue to use this product on my skin daily as it has really helped with my skin's overall appearance. 

  • RRP $14.99 
  • Can be purchases at Priceline stores nationwide, 
  • For more information, you can check out http://www.jergens.com.au/

Have you checked out the BB Cream for the body by Jergens? 

Let me know on your thoughts, 

Livia x

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

Sunday, September 25, 2016


Hey Everyone, 

This is an exciting post where I got the chance to meet the wonderful Pixiwoo girls (Sam and Nic Chapman) who were recently in Sydney to reveal the newest additions to the Real Techniques range which are now available in Australia. 

Location: Park Hyatt, Sydney Australia 

To read more, simply scroll down x

 Sydney Park Hyatt at the Real Techniques event with the Pixiwoo girls. 

For those who are wondering who Sam and Nic Chapman are, they are internationally renowned makeup artists, Youtube sensations and the creators of Real Techniques (which is Australia's number one selling makeup brush collection). This was their first Australian tour and I had the pleasure to meet these lovely ladies who are also known as the Pixiwoo girls. Also, it's a great way for Chemcorp International to announce their three new additions to the range being the Limited Edition Ultimate Base set, Miracle Sculpting sponge and Miracle eraser sponges. (I have provided a full review of these beauties below, so make sure you don't miss out on reading about these.

As the make-up world is constantly changing, we are slowly seeing newer releases and what better way for Real Techniques to extend on their 'beauty sponge' range which is definitely all exciting. Their brushes are made of amazing quality which is why I always tend to reach out for them whenever I look to apply on my make-up. 

If you guys can remember, their Miracle Complexion Sponge have been a popular choice for many since being released in Australia. Now, it's regarded as a number one selling product in Priceline stores nationally. With their newest additions of their Miracle eraser sponge and sculpting sponge - they have been colour coded for eyes and finish which is easy to identify with.

The newest additions to Real Techniques are now available in Australia at selected Priceline stores online at http://www.realtechniques.com.au/

Featuring Real Techniques newest additions to Australia!

RT, Ultimate Base Set - RP $45.00 

This is a Limited Edition base set that has a collection of 3 essential brushes being their Expert Face brush, Miracle Complexion sponge and their exclusive deluxe concealer brush. Furthermore, it comes with a bonus mirror-to-go compact case which is great for taking with you while you travel. This set is mostly focused on helping you to achieve your base make-up. 

And to give you a quick run-down of what these brushes can do for you: 
  • Expert Face Brush - This is a ultra firm brush perfect for buffing cream or using a liquid foundation on your face. As the brush head is quite broad, this allows for the perfect blend of your liquid foundations, concealers, etc.
  • Miracle Complexion sponge - A popular and best selling sponge in Australia! The sponge has rounded sides so that you can look to blend any large part of your face. It also has a precision tip which is great for dabbing on concealer with or fixing up any imperfections. And of course...my favourite part of the sponge which is the flat edge part which contours around the eyes and nose.
  • Deluxe Concealer brush - This is a dense type of brush which is made for concealing. The bristles are more rounded which means that you can look to touch up below the eye areas. 
  • Mirror To-Go case - This compact case comes with a mirror and is the useful for store your brushes while you're on the go. It's a bonus to this set which is perfect for whenever you need a mirror as well!

 Sponge fever! 

RT, Miracle Mini Eraser Sponge (2 piece) - RRP $16.99 

Now imagine a sponge that can help to erase your make-up mishaps! You're going to want one of the babies in your make-up collection. Whether you have flaking mascara or eye shadow fallout which is common whenever we're applying our make-up, these cute eraser sponges look to sweep away any mishaps or mistakes. It's also useful for blending away too much blush, bronzer or highlighter on your face. Another great tip to using the eraser sponge is that when you damp the sponge, it helps to blend out any harsh lines on your face. 

RT, Miracle Sculpting Sponge 
- RRP $16.99 (1 piece)

The Miracle sculpting sponge is made for creating a dewy highlight and controlled contouring. If you're wanting to highlight your facial features, try damping this sponge so that you get a dewy glow or dry for a full coverage finish. This sponge is designed for powders, creams and liquids and is made for contouring and highlighting of the face. The sponge has 6 surfaces in total to complete the sculpt. Make sure to replace your sponges every 1-3 months or whenever you feel that you need a fresh one. 

Featuring Sam and Nic Chapman, the Pixiwoo girls. 

The newest range by Real Techniques to hit Priceline stores nationwide. 

Can you spot the Miracle Complexion sponge? 

Such cute desserts! 

Have you checked out the latest range by Real Techniques? 

Let me know on your thoughts by commenting below.

Livia x

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

Saturday, September 24, 2016



I recently attended Priceline's Beauty School which was held at their latest revamped store at Bondi Junction. To hear more about my experience at Beauty school, make sure you read the below. 

It was quite an exciting experience to be able to partake in Priceline's Beauty School where you get to learn the best tips and tricks by Priceline Pharmacy Make-up Director Rae Morris and Priceline Pharmacy Hair Director, Kenneth Stoddart. (It was such a pleasure to meet both of these amazing beauty and hair artists).

If you have not as yet checked out Priceline Beauty School's page, make sure you take a look here

As for the night, we learnt about Priceline's new store layout and design where it's now easier to navigate while you shop (especially for Bondi Junction in Westfields, Sydney). Next, Rae Morris educated us with how to draw on the perfect eyeliner for all different eye types (including Asian eye types which was so handy to know), along with Kenneth Stoddart teaching us all on how to rock the perfect messy bun or wet-hair look! Overall, it was such a fun and interactive night for us all with great company! 

And if you noticed with my main image above, it features a selection of some of the hottest new products now available at Priceline Pharmacy.

I've listed them below here for your reference in case you were wondering (These are in random order and are now available at Priceline Pharmacy. Items marked with an asterisk was purchased by using the Priceline's Lashing of Love gift card that was gifted to me on the night): 
  • Lady Jayne, TANGLEPRO, Detangling Hair Brush - RRP $13.49  
  • Ardell, Pro Brow Defining Kit, RRP $19.99 
  • NYX, Eye shadow in jaded - RRP $10.95 
  • Ardell, Glamour Wispies Lashes in Black - RRP $10.99 
  • TONI&GUY, Cleanse, Dry shampoo - RRP $15.99 
  • NYX, High voltage lipstick, in shade Free Spirit, RRP $12.95 
  • NYX, Wonderstick - Highlight and Contour stick, RRP $19.95 
  • NYX, Pink Lip cream - RRP $11.95 
  • Glam by Manicare - Dramatic lashes (2 full-bodied lashes with wispy edges) - RRP $13.09 
  • Physicians Formula, Shimmer strips, Custom Eye Enhancing Shadow & Liner, RRP $24.95 
  • Physicans Formula, Eye Booster, 4-in-1 Brow Boosting Kit, RRP $25.95 
  • ModelsPrefer, Brow Serum (3.4ml) - RRP $12.99 
  • Australis, AC On Tour, Contouring and Highlighting Kit - RRP $16.95 
  • Nude by Nature, Natural Wonders Eye Palette - RRP $49.95 *
  • Swisspers, Make-up pads - RRP $3.99 *
  • Garnier, Micellar Cleansing Water, All in 1- RRP $13.99 *
  • Nude by Nature, Touch of Glow, Highlighting Stick - RRP $19.96 *

  • Simply visit https://www.priceline.com.au/beauty-school to watch the beauty tutorials (these are so helpful and I find myself occasionally watching them). 
  • You too can now receive customised advice from Priceline's Beauty advisors by popping in-store. 


Keen for a review of the above products?

 Let me know by commenting below so I can see what you guys want to learn more of! 

Livia x

Thank you Priceline Pharmacy 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, September 23, 2016



Wanting to change up your Spring skincare routine? Try Thursday Plantation as they include at least 99% of naturally derived ingredients! 

A good brand that I recently tried out is called Thursday Plantation and of which I have been really liking. You know it's time to update your skincare regime when it comes to the change in weather. So for this Spring, I've changed up it up several times to really see what different brands and products can do for my skin. 

Much of the Thursday Plantation products have been formulated with nutritious plants, flowers and nut oils which help to restore the skin to its healthiest state. For more information, make sure you head over here to check more of Thursday Plantation's products out. 

So to help me with a new skincare routine for Spring, I tried out from the Thursday Plantation range: 
  • TP, Oil Cleanser Deep cleansing - RRP $17.95 (for 125ml) 
  • TP, Almond Oil - RRP $14.95 (for 125ml) 
  • TP, Face Moisturiser RRP $19.95 (for 70g) 
And overall, these products did quite a decent job in exceeding my skin's expectations. I would say the above range is definitely most suited for all skin types, except for the Almond oil where that's mostly made for dry, rough and dull looking skin of the face and body. It's essential to ensure that your face gets a good cleanse on a daily basis, and that you ensure that your skin stays hydrated and glowing after the cleansing process. To hear more, simply scroll down and enjoy the rest of the read. 

Step 1: Cleanse off your make-up

TP, Oil Cleanser, Deep Cleansing

This was my first time using an oil based type of cleanser where you simply dispense the liquid onto your hands and massage it onto your face...gently removing off make-up, dirt, oil and residue off your face. How the oil cleanser works is that it looks to dissolve make-up, excess oils and impurities on your skin which is an effective way to gently remove all of your make-up. Another benefit of using this oil cleanser as your make-up remover is that it can help to improve your skin condition. So far I am absolutely liking the benefits you can reap from using this amazing oil cleanser. The oil cleanser is designed to cleanse and purify the skin, tone and encourage skin rejuvenation and hydration of it too. 

The oil cleanser also contains properties of Castor oil and Sunflower oil which all combine with Macadamia nut oil to be easily absorbed onto the skin which leads to an improvement in its strength and restoration (which is so important for Spring). Furthermore, the oil cleanser looks to tone the skin at the same time of removing your make-up. 

And I couldn't finish off this product by saying that it contains 'Tea tree oil' which has powerful properties to ensure that your skin stays clear and that all bacteria and any build-up of oils is removed from the skin. 

To use the oil cleanser, I would simply massage the oil into the face and then look to rinse it off (just like your normal face wash routine). But say if you were hoping for more of a deeper cleanse, then apply the oil into the face and stand in the hot shower (with a warm wash cloth over your face) so that your pores can open easily here. Make sure you rinse off with cold water and follow it through by using a reliable face moisturiser. 

Step 2: Use an oil to soothe the skin and body, or gentle remove eye make-up. 

TP, Almond oil - for the Face and Body
(For Dry, Rough & Dull skin) 

So if your skin on your body is looking a tad dull or feeling rough and dry, then a good option is to invest in an Almond oil such as this one by Thursday Plantation, where it helps to soothe dry and flaky skin. It also helps to nourish chapped skin which is perfect as well if you're prepping for self-tan. The almond oil is so rich in oleic (Omega-9) and linoleic (Omega 6) which is so full of fatty acids that helps to soothes and soften dry and flaky skin. If you want to improve the appearance of skin tone, then the almond oil can help to give you glowing skin once again. The almond oil also looks to remove eye make-up which is a great tip to know because it makes an exceptionally amazing multi-use product for your bathroom cabinet. However if you have oily skin, this product won't be suited to you as it's more targeted to those who have dry or sensitive skin.

So far we know that it's an effective and gentle eye make-up remover and acts as a great soothing oil for dry and rough skin. Overall, I found this oil to help nourish, soothe and soften my skin which is what I need as my skin can get dry occasionally from time to time. For the price itself, it's absolutely affordable because for 125ml, that can last you a few months. 

Step 3: Make sure to moisturise daily and nightly. 

TP, Face Moisturiser 

To be followed with the cleanser and oil, make sure you opt for a face moisturiser that can also help improve fine lines/wrinkles and dry skin - that way you can enjoy all of the benefits in the one product. There are not nasties included in this Face Moisturiser which is great and has been formulated with ingredients derived from nature making it a pleasant product to use on a day and night basis. 

What I found from using this Face Moisturiser is that helps to nourish and hydrate the skin whilst tightening the skin at the same time. With continued use, you should expect skin to feel more plump and look much healthier.


Have you tried out the Thursday Plantation oil range as above yet? 

What are your thoughts? 

Livia xx

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

Wednesday, September 21, 2016


Hey Everyone,

Looking for the perfectly manicured hands? Whilst gel and acrylic-like nails are gorgeous looking, they can actually weaken your natural nails and leave them looking brittle and thin.

So there are two products I tried out recently from the Revitanail range (being the Keratin strengthening serum and Nail strengthener in Intensive) that I'd love to share with you all. These are ideally my top nail care products to apply onto the nails for when you're looking for a solution to make them feel stronger once again. 

Even if you don't have gel or acrylic nails, it may be wise to invest in the top nail care products that can help to bring your nails back to life. Before using nail care products, I found that my nails were occasionally weak, brittle and kept chipping (which can be a total nightmare). That's why there are certain products from the Revitanail range that can essentially help with all of your nail recovery needs. 

Here are my top recommendations by the Revitanail range: 
  • Revitanail Nail Strengthener in Intensive (RRP $19.95 for 14ml) - This actually has been recognised as Australia's #1 Nail treatment formula and I can really see why. Firstly, it acts as a treatment that is enriched with calcium to strengthen and protect the nails. It's a fabulous product to use whenever you need to protect your nails from further damage. Within 28 days, this treatment works to harden and strengthen your nails which means that it reduces the chipping and flaking. To use, I'd simply apply about 2 coats of the Nail strengthener onto clean nails and make sure to avoid the cuticle areas. So far I've been loving this amazing product because of how strong it has left my nails feeling - no wonder it has been rated as a top product in Australia. 
  • Revitanail Keratin Strengthening Serum (RRP $19.95 for 30ml) - A strengthening serum is useful to transform damaged nails and cuticles to protect it against daily tear and wear. There is ProSina keratin peptide included in the formula which is proven to strengthen, protect and hydrate the nails. The serum is really easy to use, all you need to do is look to massage the serum into the nails and cuticles for approximately one minute. Additionally, you can choose to apply the serum on top of your nail polish to get the strengthening and protection properties for your nails. Their range doesn't include any nasties so it's completely free from Formaldehyde, Toluene and Dibutyl Phltalate.  

  • All of the Revitanail products are available at Priceline, Coles, Woolworths and selected pharmacies. 
  • Revitanail Nail Strengthener RRP $19.95 for 14ml, 
  • Revitanail Keratin Strengthening Serum RRP $19.95 for 30ml. 


Have you tried any of the Revitanail products mentioned above? 

Let me know on your thoughts, 

Livia x

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