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Wednesday, November 30, 2016


Image by: Rimmel London 

Aloha Beauties, 

Summer is already here but why isn't the weather complying as it should be?! Nevertheless, here are the top picks by Rimmel London to get Summer ready...

The top picks from Rimmel London for this Summer has to be their Magnif'Eyes Eyeshadow Palette and their SunShimmer Self-tan mousse. These drugstore products are super affordable and make the hottest essentials for this summer. 

Starting off with their Magnif'Eyes Eyeshadow Palette in 003 Grunge Glamour (which I've swatched for you guys down below), features a mixture of eight matte and shimmery shades in the palette, included with a double ended eyeshadow applicator. There is also an integrated mirror in the palette which makes your life easier whenever you are travelling on the go. You're able to sculpt, shade and define your eyes to create either a day, night or even neutral look for work perhaps. The kit has been described as an 8-shade, all-in-one eyeshadow, liner and highlighter kit. You can seriously line your eyes, create a smokey eyed effect along with a neutral matte look that looks gorgeous on the eyes. 

My impression of the eyeshadow palette is that there is little fall out, is super blendable and the powder is of an ultra-light and smooth texture. There no creases and fades from using this eyeshadow palette which is amazing and impressive for Rimmel London. There are two sets of the palette, one being 'Keep Calm and Wear Gold' and 'Grunge Glamour'. I've tested out Grunge Glamour and I have to say I might actually go out and purchase their Keep Calm and Wear Gold palette after testing out the quality on their Grunge Glamour palette. 

For the Grunge Glamour palette, you can easily look to create sultry, smokey eyed-effect eyeshadow looks which are bold and fierce. Overall, I am very impressed with the colour range from this particular palette. All of the eight shades (from matte to shimmery tones) are all very wearable for myself and I could easily re-create so many looks with this palette. As I was swatching this palette, I could tell the shades were super blendable which means that you can easily blend more colours to create smoked eye effects and many more. The double ended eyeshadow brush applicator also feels soft when used to apply on my eye lids which is another bonus. 

  • RRP $19.95 
  • Available in December 2016 at Priceline, Priceline Pharmacy, Chemist Warehouse, Target, Kmart, Big W, selected pharmacies, selected Coles and Woolworths. 


Ready, Set and Glow guys with Rimmel London's Sun Shimmer Self Tan Mousse. If you're too lazy to get a real tan in the backyard or at the beach, you can always go for the quick fix, AKA self-tanners. This is Rimmel London's first ever self-tanning mousse that gives you a super even and natural looking tan. It dries so fast that you won't have a chance to blink...just kidding. It dries in under 2 minutes and looks to develop within 1 hour. In terms of how long the tan lasts for...I would have to say 6-7 days for 1 application. 

Firstly, the self-tanner mousse does not have that harsh self-tanning scent to it which is great. My legs were left feeling moisturised and hydrated which was good to note thanks to their oil enhancing formula. The mousse felt super lightweight and absorbed onto the skin quite easily and fast, leaving no streaks too. There are three shades available being: Light, Medium and Dark. 

So if you're preparing for that summer, bronzed look for your legs, make sure you look to check Rimmel London's self-tanning mousse which worked amazingly well for me. It's so easy to use and I love how quick it dries, giving you more time to do the things you need to do! 

  • RRP $16.95
  • Now Available at Priceline, Priceline Pharmacy, Chemist Warehouse, Target, Kmart, Big W, selected pharmacies, selected Coles and Woolworths. 

Featuring Rimmel London's Magnify'Eyes Eye Contouring Palette

Are you guys in love with the shades? 



Pictured above I have swatched the shades from the Magnify'eyes Contouring Palette in Grunge Glamour by Rimmel London. 

The shades follow the actual palette's order.

Which shades are your favourite? 

As you can see there are a mix of matte and shimmery shades that look stunning and amazing for the eyes. 


What are your thoughts on the above? 

Livia x

Thank you Rimmel London for supporting me for this review. My reviews are based on my own experiences and I only recommend products that I truly believe in. 


Happy Hump Day guys, 

Murphy & Daughters have released a line of travel candles that are simply irresistible. 

There have been many times where I wished I could lug my favourite candles in my suitcase while I travel. However, that didn't seem like the best idea during that time. My candles would be in glass jars, hence it weighed down my travel bags which isn't the smartest idea. A clever idea being adopted by Murphy & Daughters brings you travel candles that smell fresh and luscious. 

I tried out two amazing scented travels from their collection being 'Cloudstreet' and 'Midnight'. These are adorable candles presented in tin-cases which don't weigh that much. It's easy to store away and they are so convenient to have in hand. These hand-poured candles are all made in Australia with pure vegetable soy wax and a cotton wick. 

The candles burn for approximately 20 hours and both scents relaxes you in a way. I'll describe the candles in a moment. There are five amazing fragrances to choose from after being named from popular book titles. These include: Cloud Street, Tender Night, Secret Garden, Midnight and Wild Thing. 

With Christmas approaching, these candles are the best gift for your friends and family. They're thoughtful and adorably looking to have..so why not gift an Australian made soy wax candle for your loved ones? Or even for Kris Kringle! 

For the scents I tried out, check out the below: 
  • Murphy & Daughters, Cloud Street - These smell very delicate and of orange-blossom, lemon, mandarin, jasmine, green tea, honeysuckle, bergamot, pear and musk. Overall, there's a bit of everything in this particular travel candle and it's quite pleasant which I like. It's fresh, different and would certainly warm up a room! 
  • Murphy & Daughters, Midnight - This particular travel candle smells of Bergamot, blackcurrant, pink grapefruit, green tea, lily of the valley, rose and jasmine. The Midnight candle definitely suits my lounge space as the aromas truly look to relax the environment. any guests and of course myself whenever I am lounging about. 

Overall, these travel candles by Murphy & Daughters are such thoughtful gifts for your friends and family...or even yourself whenever you're travelling. It's always good to spruce up your hotel room (or wherever you'll be staying) to remind you a little bit of home sweet home. 

  • RRP $19.00  
  • For nearest stock or to purchase these travel candles, head over here for the latest information. 

Image by: Murphy & Daughters Travel candle in Midnight. 

Image by: Murphy & Daughters Travel candle in Cloud Street.


What are your thoughts on the above? 

Have you commenced your Christmas shopping yet? 

Livia x
Thank you Murphy & Daughters for supporting me for this review. My reviews are based on my own experiences and I only recommend products that I truly believe in. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016


Hello Guys, 

Want to hear more about a lovely range of underwear that also protects women from their periods?
That's right...periods!

Trust me guys, it's not as gross as you think! When it comes to periods, we all know that we can sometimes get some kind of leakage from time to time. Sometimes we don't have a tampon or pad available, so the quickest way to solve that issue is to pop on underwear that actually protects you from your unexpected light periods. Modibodi have launched a stunning range of underwear catered for that purposes. They also stock a range of maternity wear too (in case you ladies are expecting too and was wanting to learn more about their super absorbency underwear). 

Pictured above is their sassy, lace style of underwear called the Sassy Cheekini in black (Such a cute name and one that you won't forget). Not bad for sustainable leak-proof underpants because they sure look sexy and stylish too. It's also great to wear if you know (or predict) that your period will be arriving soon.  Feeling your best is now made easier all thanks to these glamorous range of lace and designer style underpants. Even if you don't have your period, you can also wear them too as they are made for a light absorbency. 

The underpants are made from lace, microfibre and their patented "Modifier Technology" - which essentially means that it's super slim (of 3mm), moisture wicking, very absorbent, antibacterial, stain resistant, breathable and most importantly waterproof. This is essential for light leakages, light period flows, any sort of discharges, sweat and unwanted odour. Seriously guys you guys won't be disappointed because I've tried these recently and they feel so comfortable! I love that extra protection for my light periods and it doesn't ruin my other underpants (if you know what I mean)

Now with every wear, make sure you look to hand wash or cold machine wash the underpants. Be sure not to use any fabric softeners and simply hang to dry. Another fact that I found out about Modibodi is that they're Australian designed and owned. 

Overall, I found these underpants super comfortable to rock during my periods and I am so impressed with the design and quality. The microfibre texture definitely feels plush soft and I am love with the beautiful lace look. In terms of size availability, they offer sizes from 6 to 16, so there's definitely a size for everyone's fit. 

  • RRP $32 
  • Can be purchased via the Modibodi online store here

Source: Image by Modibodi
Source: Image by Modibodi

Source: Image by Modibodi

Source: Image by Modibodi

Source: Image by Modibodi


What did you guys think of the Sassy Cheekini? 

Let me know on your thoughts! 

Livia x

Thank you Modibodi for supporting me for this review. My reviews are based on my own experiences and I only recommend products that I truly believe in. 

Monday, November 28, 2016


Hey Everyone, 

I've come across the softest, vegan, cruelty-free blush brush by Scout Cosmetics. 

It's totally worth sharing my thoughts on the Scout Cosmetics Vegan Blush Brush which retails for $24.95 AUD. You can purchase it here on their official Scout Cosmetics page. 

Their vegan blush brush feels very durable to hold and super soft on the skin. It has a stylish handcrafted handle which is what I love about the blush brush itself. It's also cruelty-free, meaning no animals were harmed in the processing of making these brushes which is always lovely to know. Scout Cosmetics are known for their mineral based make-up products and so the blush brush works perfectly well with the application of mineral or powder based make-up. 

The bristles on the brush feel plush soft and work to give you an effective blend for blushes and powder based make-up. I am overly impressed with the vegan blush brush and am currently using this as my blush brush for everyday. 

For more information regarding Scout Cosmetics, check it out here

The vegan blush brush by Scout Cosmetics where it's cruelty-free. 
RRP $24.95 AUD

Up close and personal of Scout Cosmetics Vegan Blush Brush 


What are your thoughts on the Vegan Blush brush? 

Let me know by commenting below lovelies. 

Livia xo 

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

Sunday, November 27, 2016


Happy Sunday Folks,

We still have some time till it's Christmas day...which means there is still time to scramble for the last minute presents, ideas, cards, etc. The Body Shop offers an exquisite range of Signature Gift sets which make adorable presents for Christmas...here is my best pick!

So the Christmas Gift set which stood out for me at The Body Shop has to be their Strawberry Bliss Signature set. If you have not tried any of The Body Shop skincare or beauty products as yet, get to it guys! You'll instantly fall in love with the finest natural ingredients as their products are sourced from the purest quality. 

You can pick out other ranges if you don't fancy their strawberry products. Then again, how can you not fall in love with their sweet body butter, body polishes and shower gels? They smell like real strawberries and really puts you in a happy mood! 

For the Strawberry Bliss Box, it includes: 
  • The Body Shop, Strawberry Shower gel in 250ml, 
  • The Body Shop, Strawberry Softening Body Polish in 75ml, 
  • The Body Shop, Strawberry Body Butter in 50ml, 
  • The Body Shop, Strawberry Soap in 100g. 
  • The Body Shop, Mini loofah

Let's just say it's the perfect idea for gift giving because there's a little something for everyone's taste and preferences. Plus, you can sample other types of products in the gift box which gives you more variety to try out from The Body Shop. 

All of the products will leave your skin feeling refreshed, cleansed and smelling AMAZING of fresh strawberries. I would highly recommend this gift set because the products are ideal for those who are into strawberry scented bath products. Also, I've been using the Strawberry Body Butter for years now and it has been a top favourite of mine. 

  • RRP $39.95 
  • Can be purchased at The Body Shop stores or online here

Featuring The Body Shop Strawberry Bliss set 

The perfect gift for friends, family or yourself! 


Have you checked out The Body Shop Signature gift range as yet? 

Livia x

Thank you The Body Shop for supporting me for this review. My reviews are based on my own experiences and I only recommend products that I truly believe in. 

Saturday, November 26, 2016


Hello Everyone, 

ivadore...is more than just a tan! It's made with plant derived self tan technology with natural and certified organic ingredients. 

It has antioxidants which help to nourish and hydrate your skin whilst giving you a natural bronzed glow. I tried out ivadore's Deluxe Travel sized tanning treatment which is perfect for on the go purposes or whenever you're travelling. It fits snuggly into your beauty bag and doesn't weigh down your bags. For the deluxe travel sized, you get about 2-3 treatments for the body, or you can alternatively use this as a face tan in order to keep that summery bronzed glow all year long. 

I read more into what's contained in ivadore's tanning treatment, and it has been infused with a high concentration of natural and certified organic ingredients. This is a good thing as it helps to keep your complexion smooth and healthy looking. It's so safe for all types of skin such as those who have sensitive skin as it keep your skin feeling softer and glowing. So how this tanning treatment works is that once you smooth it onto your face or body, it will develop over an 8 hour period, which then continues to develop over 24 hours. The treatment does not have a harsh smell of which I like about it. It's not greasy and it absorbs very easily onto the skin. 

The tanning treatment also uses an expensive ingredient called "Erythrulose" which is a natural sugar extracted from red raspberries. The tan works really well when you know that you'll be going to an event later in the week or so. The fact that it leaves a very natural looking tan really makes me happy about this tanning treatment. I've tried so many out there which haven't worked well on my skin, and to know that this treatment works unbelievably well is truly a gem! 

Other factors to consider about the tanning treatment includes of the below: 
  • Does not leave any patches behind, 
  • Develops into a natural glow for the skin, 
  • Fades slowly, 
  • Australian made and owned, 
  • Doesn't contain any nasty ingredients, 
  • Vegan friendly. 
  • Most importantly they're NOT tested on animals! 

  • RRP $14.95 (For the Deluxe Travel sized tanning treatment and it comes in 30ml). 
  • Can be purchased online here. 

Image by ivadore

Image by ivadore

Have you tried out the ivadore tanning treatments as yet? 

Let me know on your thoughts, 

Livia x

Thank you ivadore for supporting me for this review. My reviews are based on my own experiences and I only recommend products that I truly believe in. 

Thursday, November 24, 2016


Aloha Everyone, 

It takes a lot of trial and error to really get to know which products are suitable for you. My hair was feeling dry and unruly so I decided to put Dove's Damage Solutions in Intensive Repair to the test...read more below. 

Dove's Damage Solutions in Intensive Repair (shampoo and conditioner) contains keratin repair actives where it looks to repair the hair at cellular level and it helps to prevent further hair breakages and split ends. 

Dove's Damage Therapy shampoo and conditioner both look to cleanse away any excess oil and product build up that leaves your hair feeling softer, smoother and cleaner once again. The scent of both the shampoo and conditioner smells refreshingly nice, kind of reminds me of a sweet, floral aroma. The formula actually looks to strengthen your hair where helps to restore damaged and dry looking hair. Contained in their formula also includes Dove's advanced repairing serum which helps to penetrate the breaks of the cuticle for the deepest conditioning. 

After using both of the shampoo and conditioner, my hair felt stronger, smoother and softer. I love maintaining a healthy look for my hair because it's essential that the haircare products that you're using are working to target concerning areas. So for me personally, I tend to get a lot of split ends due to many factors, but nevertheless, Dove's new Therapy haircare range has certainly looked to nourish my hair even more. Also, when combing through my hair, it's now made easier as the haircare products have actually made my hair feel and look so much smoother. Both the shampoo and conditioner make a great combination in trying to achieve healthier and smoother looking hair. 

  • RRP $6.89 for 320ml, 
  • Can be purchased at leading supermarkets and pharmacies nationally. 
  • For more information, head over here to learn more. 


Have you tried Dove's NEW Damage Solutions, in Intensive Repair? 

Let me know on your thoughts! 

Livia x
Thank you Dove for supporting me for this review. My reviews are based on my own experiences and I only recommend products that I truly believe in. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2016


Hello gorgeous readers, 

How about finding your perfect red lipstick? Bourjois Paris have recently launched 7 brand new shades to their existing collection of their Rogue Edition Velvet and Rouge Edition 12 heures lipsticks.  

The Red in the City Collection by Bourjois Paris has been long adopted by Parisian women where they would mix and match their styles accordingly to the shade of what's on their lips. With Bourjois Paris launching 7 new shades to their luxurious collection, red is definitely on the spotlight. There are many options availabke for the type of finish you'd like in a lipstick such as matte, semi matte, liquid or a stick formula. 

From the colour red range, we see more releases such as: 
  • Poppy Rouge
  • Pink Rouge 
  • Classic Rogue
  • Rogue Bordeaux 
  • Dark Brown Rouge 

The shades are definitely not all the same therefore there's more variety to select from to go with your ideal outfit. Of the new range, we see 2 make-up finishes and 5 families of red for 5 different type of looks. The full red collection is now available at select Priceline stores across Australia. 

And if you're not familiar with the Bourjois Paris lip range, here's a quick run-down below for your reference: 
  • Rouge Edition Velvet - RRP $24 - This is long-wearing liquid lipstick that feels so lightweight and comfortable on the lips. The finish is of a bold-matte texture that leaves a velvet like feeling on the lips. What I love about the Rouge Edition is that it holds onto the lips all day long and does not smudge.
  • Rouge Edition 12 heures - RRP $19 - The lipstick glides on very smoothly and nicely onto the lips with a semi-matte finish. It has a really creamy texture that leaves your lips feeling comfortable. This lipstick holds onto the lips for approximately 12 hours so it's still very long-lasting which is ideal if you're at dinner or an event. 

Overall, I've had positive experiences with using the lipstick range by Bourjois Paris for both their Rouge Edition Velvet and Rouge Edition 12 heures. For the price it's quite affordable for the quality given and it's my go to product for when I want to rock the "red" lips. Now that there are 7 more new shades, there's definitely more choices there to suit everyone's taste and preferences. 

The Swatch Test:

Feat. Rouge Edition 12 heures + Rouge Edition Velvet 

Of the above, the NEW shades include of the below as listed: 
  • Classic Rouge (Elegant) Rouge Edition Velvet 15 RE(D) VOLUTION - this shade definitely has an elegant touch to its pure and intense red shade. It has a simple look to it and is very easy to wear with just about everything without looking like you have too much on. The finish on the liquid lipstick is matte and feels lovely on the lips. 
  • Poppy Rouge (Trendy) Rouge Edition 12 heures 43 ROGUE YOUR BODY - You could really describe this shade as an intense orange-red type of shade that's vibrant, youthful and really adds a fashion touch to your overall look. This shade goes so well with floral print dresses too. The finish is of a semi-matte. 
  • Pink Rouge (Preppy) Rouge Edition Velvet 18 IT'S REDDING MEN + Rouge Edition 12 heures 34 CHERRY MY CHERIE - There is a hint of pink to this red shade that makes the shade pop! If you're after a cooler toned shade, then definitely check both out as the shade in 18 It's Redding Men is of a matte finish whereas the 34 Cherry my Cherie is of a semi-matte finish, giving you flexible options there. 
  • Rouge Bordeaux (Glamour) Rouge Edition 12 heures 45 RED-OUTABLE - This shade is more on the deep pigment saturated and bluish red side where it's definitely trending right now. This shade comes in a semi-matte for the Rouge Edition 12 heures. And if you are after the liquid lipstick version, it comes in 08 Grand Cru for their Rouge Edition Velvet. 
  • Dark Brown House (Hype) Rouge Edition Velvet 19 JOLIE-DE-VIN + Rouge Edition 12 heures 46 BURGUND'IT - If you're wanting brown hints for your lips, then be sure to check the range out the Dark Brown Rogue edition. I love wearing darker brown shades for the lips as it makes my look appear much unique and sassy. 

Of the shades I haven't mentioned, these are current shades on the market but complements the new shades very well. They are so creamy textured and feel so comfortable on the lips - I can literally wear them on for all day! 


What are your thoughts with the new 7 shades by Bourjois Paris? 

Let me know by commenting below, 

Livia xo
Thank you Bourjois Paris for supporting me for this review. My reviews are based on my own experiences and I only recommend products that I truly believe in. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016


Hi Everyone, 

What if there was an oil out there that could help improve the appearance of blemishes, enlarged pores or scars? Say hello to Thursday Plantation's Clarifying Oil 

The Thursday Plantation Clarifying Oil is made suitable for adults who still experience the acne prone skin. How the beauty oil works is that it helps to soothe and clear up acne prone skin. What's great about Thursday Plantation's Clarifying oil is that they use all nature's oils that helps to reduce acne and helps to improve your skin's hydration. Unlike other acne products, there are no harsh chemicals that can make your skin feel a tad dry. 

I love to use facial oils during the evening because it's a good time to rejuvenate and replenish your skin right before you sleep. Getting used to an easy skincare regime is essential if you're wanting that brightened and refreshed complexion. The Clarifying oil is definitely ideal for those with blemish skin (and is ideal for me because I do get the occasional blemishes from time to time). The serum absorbs very quickly onto the skin so it doesn't feel heavy at all which is great. After using the Clarifying oil for about a few weeks now, I can definitely note a healthier complexion with my acne being cleared up. 

The ingredients contains of the below: 
  • Copaiba oil - which has antibacterial and calming properties that helps to soothe acne prone skin, 
  • Tea Tree oil - I love this ingredient as it contains powerful antibacterial properties. I find that with this essential ingredient, it helps to keep your skin clear as it removes the build up of bacteria. 
  • Camellia oil - Perfect for protecting your skin against further anti-ageing, 
  • Macadamia oil - Full of Omega 7 and leaves your skin looking plumped, 
  • Grapeseed oil - Helps to restore the fatty acids on the skin. 

I can definitely say that it helps to reduce the appearance of acne as the ingredients all work to leave your skin looking clearer and balanced. My pores also feel tightened around my face and nose which is also another benefit from using the clarifying oil. 

How I would use the oil is right after cleansing, I'd gently spray and massage the oil onto my face with a gentle pressing motion. It's really easy to incorporate the clarifying oil within your skincare regime and the benefits are totally worth it if you're after clearer looking skin. If it helps with the improving the appearances of blemishes, my enlarged pores and acne scars...then why not!

  • RRP $19.95 
  • Available at Woolworths, Coles, Chemist Warehouse, Terry White Pharmacies and health food stores. 
  • For more information, be sure to check it out here

Image provided by TP. 

Thank you Thursday Plantation for supporting me for this review. My reviews are based on my own experiences and I only recommend products that I truly believe in. 

Monday, November 21, 2016


Hello Beauties,

bhave released their newest launch featuring the all-in-one remedy that helps to treat hair concerns and challenges, featuring the Super Nova Leave-in Elixir. 

If you're looking for a multi-functional spray that looks to address your everyday hair concerns, then you'll love the Super Nova Leave-In Elixir and Multi-Function Spray by bhave. This spray is very lightweight and looks to hydrate your ends from the root to tips. Also, it's ideal for de-tangling and strengthening of the hair. It's a lovely moisturising spray to use onto towel dried hair and so I'd just spritz a small amount through my freshly washed hair. It even has a nice aroma to it which is pleasant to know. 

The Super Nova Multi-functional spray is derived from natural fruit and vegetable extracts which means that it's quite effective for all hair types especially those with fine and damaged hair. As I occasionally use heated styling tools for my hair, this product is amazing for strengthening and protecting of my hair as well. The formula is of a light and creamy texture which goes on well onto the hair and does not even leave a sticky feeling behind. And for those who constantly get frizzy type of hair (when you wake up or after showering) then this product helps to fight frizz. You can choose to use the product on its own or with other styling products as well. 

So the benefits I see from using the spray includes of the below: 
  • Helps to really slow down the process of split ends! 
  • Fights frizz, smooths and softens the hair, 
  • Helps to nourish and restore damaged hair, 
  • Helps to strengthen brittle hair, 
  • Leaves the hair looking glossy, soft and manageable. 

The spray is also free from any nasties being parabens, sulphates and sodium chloride. The spray is made suitable for all hair types which I have previously mentioned. It is definitely ideal for those who have fine, damaged and dry type of hair because what the spray will look to do is replenish your ends and make it healthier once again. 

Overall, I've been using the bhave products for a while now and they have never let me down in any way. Their products look to deliver the good hair benefits which is essential if you're looking to maintain healthy locks in the long run. Most importantly, I love how they don't include nasties in their formulation which is better for your health in the long term. Their products are never tested on animals and you can easily find the bhave hair care products from selected hair salons nationally or via their website, www.bhave.com

Photo by bhave, 
Featuring the Super Nova, leave-in elixir, multi-functional spray. 


What do you guys think about the Super Nova Multi-functional spray. 

Let me know on your thoughts, 

Livia x

 Thank you bhave for supporting me for this review. My reviews are based on my own experiences and I only recommend products that I truly believe in.