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[LOOKBOOK FOR WINTER/SPRING 17' - HOW TO STYLE THE PERFECT LITTLE BLACK DRESS]

Hello everyone,  Finding that perfect little black dress may be challenging...but thankfully I've discovered just the perfect b...

Friday, June 30, 2017

[LIPSTICK SO HEALTHY YOU CAN ALMOST EAT IT...FEATURING THE MOISTURE BOOST NATURAL LIPSTICKS BY ANTIPODES - SWATCHES + REVIEW]


Hello everyone, 

What if there was a lipstick so healthy you can almost eat it? Say hello to the Moisture Boost Natural Lipsticks by Antipodes. 

If you guys haven't tried out the Moisture Boost Natural lipsticks by Antipodes, then you need to get right to it. They feature healthy and natural edible ingredients which makes it safer to wear on the lips in the longer term, plus they look to condition the lips incredibly well thanks to it nutrient plant oils. An interesting fact about these Moisture Boost Natural lipsticks is that they were inspired by natural health supplements, which is why they formulated lipsticks that contain ingredients that are healthy and safe to eat. 

The ingredients include: Avocado oil, Calendula oil, Evening primrose oil and Argan oil. 

The natural lipsticks also contain antibacterial beeswax, shea butter and jojoba oil for that extra nourished and moisturised feeling for your lips. It's ideal for winter as it's not too drying or flaky on the lips which is what I love about them. The colours I tried out include South Pacific Coral, Oriental Bay Plum and Forest Berry Red. They're all so vibrant and pigmented which make them very appealing and gorgeous to wear on the lips for a special occasion.  


For the South Pacific Coral shade, it's a dark peachy coral colour which looks youthful and fresh on the lips. It's more softer looking than the other two shades and would make such an adorable colour for a day out in the sunshine. 



For the Oriental Bay Plum shade, it's a warm toned plum colour that's not too overly dark which is what I like about it. You can notice the purple tone but it's not as dark as the lipstick bullet itself, giving you more of a natural look with it. 


And lastly for the Forest Berry Red shade, it's of a vibrant and luscious berry red colour that looks flirty and fun to wear on the lips. It stands out from the crowd and definitely matches well if you're rocking neutral coloured outfits. 

Overall, they are super comfortable to wear on the lips all day long, although I did touch up after a little right after eating and drinking. The lipsticks come with a matte finish and a hint of shine to it. It's not a glossy type of lipstick which is great if you're looking for the matte look for the lips. 

Beauty tip: 
  • Before applying on the lipsticks, use a lip conditioner or lip balm as a base for extra nourishment and ease of application. 
  • Otherwise, you can also use a primer and conditioner under your lipstick. 

For more information, head over to the Antipodes official website

Available on their official website or at David Jones, RRP $29. 


Featuring the gorgeous natural moisture boost lipsticks by Antipodes. 

From L-R: Forest Red Berry, Oriental Bay Plum & South Pacific Coral. 


SWATCHES


In natural light, featuring the Moisture Boost Natural Lipstick by Antipodes. 

From Top to Bottom: South Pacific Coral, Oriental Bay Plum & Forest Berry Red.  

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What's your favourite shade? 


Shade: Oriental Bay Plum(Moisture Boost Natural lipstick by Antipodes) 


Shade: South Pacific Coral(Moisture Boost Natural lipstick by Antipodes) 


Shade: Forest Berry Red (Moisture Boost Natural lipstick by Antipodes) 

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Have you tried out the new Moisture Boost Natural lipsticks by Antipodes as yet? 

Cheers,
Liv x


Thank you to Antipodes 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, June 29, 2017

[REVIEW: A NEW FRAGRANCE FOR WOMEN FEAT. THE NEW GUESS 1981 EAU DE TOILETTE SPRAY]


Hello everyone, 

Guess recently launched their new fragrance for women featuring Guess 1981 this year.

It has been said to be one of the most alluring and sensual scent from their collection. This is one sophisticated and elegant scent that I've seen from Guess recently and so far I am in love with this new bottle from the range. It has a strong aroma which smells really crisp and fresh consisting of fruity-floral and woody-musky notes present in the EDT spray. 

We are greeted with the top notes of ambrette seed and violet which them moves to a floral and fruity layer of pear and jasmine petals, followed by a musky cedar wood and amber base. I quite like this unique and fresh, crisp scent by Guess which feels very youthful and fun to wear on a day to day basis. It really takes you back to a summer's day where you simply enjoyed the surroundings around you. I love the fruity floral and feminine scent which is great if you're all about the light scents for everyday wear. 

The bottle is a light fragrance and so it's perfect as my go to fragrance for work, errands or whenever I feel like something fresh and fruity. I usually come home still smelling fresh of the fragrance which means it's very long wearing. As for the packaging, it comes in a gorgeous, simple and clear bottle with a square silver metallic lid. 

GUESS 1981 was created by perfumer Stephen Nilsen who is a strong woman who believes she has a strong sense of self and knows her own inner essence and identity. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • GUESS 1981 EDT RRP $49 / 50ml, $69 / 100ml. 
  • Available from Priceline and selected pharmacies. 



Image source: Guess 

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Have you tried out the new fragrance by GUESS 1981? 

Let me know on your thoughts, 

Cheers,
Livvy x

Thank you to GUESS 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, June 28, 2017

[OUTFIT OF THE DAY: MY PERFECT OUTFIT FOR A ROMANTIC DAY OUT - KEEPING IT CHIC AND SIMPLE]


Hello everyone, 

Want to check out my latest perfect date night outfit that's super comfortable? 

My favourite go to online hub for dresses and tops has got to be TOBI where they offer a wide range of stylish clothing to choose from. Personally, it's my favourite go to place for find my ideal outfit as there are literally tonnes to choose from and seriously, who doesn't love a sale when they do come around. Also they offer free shipping on all orders to Australia and there's no minimum spend, period. 

I'm wearing the Vanessa Black Shift Dress by TOBI which is essentially the perfect shoulder shift dress if you're wanting to show off a little shoulder. The front straps can be easily crossed and it's tied neatly on the back, I went with a cute bow. This outfit is so comfortable to wear and it doesn't wrap around my body too tightly which is great.

Also, I threw on an oversized coat (I got this long ago in America at Macy's) over the dress which meshes well and makes a great layering choice for a day out in the city. I've also paired this outfit with the Luke ankle boots by Nine West which gives it a modern and casual chic look. I'm all about the ankle boots right now because they look super dressy and feel super comfortable to wear. You can easily wear this outfit for all kinds of seasons and as we're currently in Winter, you can easily accessorise it with a coat, leather jacket or whatever you fancy. I'm all about comfort and minimal wearing pieces when it comes to styling my overall outfit for a romantic day out. 


Wearing the Vanessa Black Shift Dress by TOBI. 


The front of the outfit. 

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What do you think of my OOTD? 

Cheers,
Livs xx


Thank you to TOBI 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, June 26, 2017

[LUXURY MOR PICKS FOR THE HOME FEATURING THE MARSHMALLOW MINI REED DIFFUSER + LYCHEE FLOWER SOAPETTE]



Hello guys, 

Here are some of my top new picks by MOR that would spruce up the place...


cannot go wrong with the MOR products such as their luxury looking reed diffusers and soap bars that feel so invigorating and refreshing. You can easily look to purchase the MOR products either at Myer or online via their official website.  

Currently I'm loving their Mini Reed Diffuser in Marshmallow and their Lychee Flower Soapette which make amazing guest or main bathroom amenities for your place if you're feeling a little fancy. 

Check them out below. 

Lychee Flower Soapette, RRP $9.95

Even the collectable tin looks so gorgeous, talk about the cutest packaging ever! This precious soapette by MOR looks to leave your skin smelling amazing and moisturised which is ideal. Simply leave it on a soap dish in your guest or main bathroom for that little luxury feel to the place. Otherwise, you can use this as a soap bar for the bath or shower and reap the benefits of having softer feeling skin. The Soapette is triple milled and produces a very creamy and soapy lather which feels incredibly nice. The scent of the lychee flower is fruity and fresh which reminds me of being in a garden filled with berries.


Mini Reed Diffuser in Marshmallow, RRP $29.95

If you want to spruce up the place, you can look to add an addictive scented reed diffuser just like the one pictured, otherwise MOR offers other scents that may suit your preferences. In this case, I've popped the Mini Reed Diffuser in Marshmallow into my main bathroom and it has greatly added some relaxation essence to the room. It has a sweet vanilla musk scent to it which fills the room with its luxury and pleasant Jasmine floral aroma. It uses an oil based formula which means the scent is much stronger and performs better than other reed diffusers out there. Look to add a touch of luxe to your bathroom today by investing in reed diffusers that are so affordable and smell divine. 

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What are your thoughts on the new MOR products as mentioned above? 

Cheers,
Livs x


Thank you to MOR 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, June 25, 2017

[GET LONG LASTING HYDRATION FOR YOUR SKIN FEATURING OBAGI MEDICAL'S HYDRATE FACIAL MOISTURISER FOR EVERYDAY WEAR]


Hello beauties, 

Want to achieve long-lasting hydration for your skin? The Hydrate Facial Moisturiser by OBAGI Medical is the perfect product and I'll tell you why...


Hydrate Facial Moisturiser by Obagi Medical 

This facial moisturiser looks to provide an all-day moisture protection for your face which is great if you tend to suffer from dry and unruly looking skin. I have been trying out this lotion both morning and night (even before I look to apply my make-up), to see whether it lives up to my expectations. It contains 'Hydromanil' which is a an advanced ingredient and helps to retain water and boosts more moisture for the skin. So that means you get to reap at least 8 hours of moisture protection without worrying about any dry patches from developing on your skin. The facial moisturiser comes in a nice cream based texture and it also includes shea butter, mango butter, avocado and glycerin which are great in looking to fight against skin dryness. 

It's great for everyday use because it doesn't appear to clog the pores and this is ideal for me because I'm always on the lookout for products that don't cause any clogging. This was actually my very first time trying out the brand Obagi Medical and so far I feel that it does a solid job in looking to keep my skin staying hydrated all day long. Their formula is super gentle and it didn't cause any irritations for me which is essential.  

Beauty tip: 
  • Before applying your make-up, be sure to use a trustworthy facial moisturiser or serum beforehand. This will ensure that your skin complexion stays well moisturised and hydrated. 

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Have you tried out any products from the Obagi Medical brand? 

Cheers,
Livs x


Thank you to Obagi Medical 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, June 24, 2017

[GET YOUR FREE SKINCARE GIFT BAG (VALUED AT OVER $255) BY SPENDING $69 OR MORE IN STORES AT PRICELINE OR ONLINE ON SKINCARE, SUNCARE OR TANNING ACROSS PARTICIPATING STORES]


Hello beauties, 

Get your skincare gift bag today by spending over $69 or more in one transaction in-stores or online at Priceline. 

That's right guys...there's currently a special offer that's valid in-stores or online at Priceline from 21st June to 4th July or while stocks last. By spending at least $69 or more in one transaction across participating skincare, sun care and tanning brands, you can receive this handy skincare gift bag that's valued for over $255. It's so perfect for winter as there are products that can help keep your skin staying well hydrated and moisturised. 

Brands and products you can expect in the skincare gift bag includes:
(*Products may vary and the brands mentioned as below are the participating brands). 
  • Antipodes - Worship Skin Defence Antioxidant Serum 
  • Alpha Keri - Body Slimfit, Bust Lift and Firm Cream
  • Bondi Sands - Reusable Self-tan Application Mitt 
  • Manuka Doctor - (Samples) - Radiance Serum, Rejuvenating Face mask and Illusionist Rapid Lift Face mask
  • Biore - Baking Soda Pore Cleanser 
  • Neutrogena - Fragrance free Hand Cream 
  • Burt's Bees - Lip Shimmer
  • Nivea - Repair & Protection Lip Balm in SPF15
  • Derma-e - Microdermabrasion Scrub 
  • Olay - Foaming Cleanser 
  • Rosehip Essano - Moisturising Creme Cleanser 
  • Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula - All in One Everywhere Mini Balm 
  • Dr Lewinns - (Sample) - Eternal Youth Day and Night Cream 
  • Skin Physics - 3D Deep Hydration Lifting Masks 
  • Garnier - SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water 
  • Skin Republic - Hyaluronic Acid + Collagen Face Sheet Mask 
  • La Roche Posay - Micellar Water in Ultra 
  • Sukin - Moisture Restoring Night Cream 

Overall, the skincare gift bag is handy for travelling as you also receive a weekend tote bag that looks quite fashionable. I'll be definitely taking this bag with me the next time I go travelling!

This is an absolutely great deal that's not to be missed so make sure to head into Priceline's stores today or via online here. 


Featuring the latest Skincare Gift bag by Priceline when you spend $69 or more in one transaction on skincare, suncare and tanning across participating brands. 

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What are your thoughts on the new Skincare Gift bag? 

Cheers,
Livs x



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

Friday, June 23, 2017

[NEW TO SEPHORA STORES, FEATURING THE LATEST LIMITED EDITION GLOW FACE PALETTE BY BECCA X CHRISSY TEIGEN + THE SEPHORA GLOW BAR X VIVID POP UP]


Hello all, 

Getting the perfect glow is now made easier with the brand new glow face palette by BECCA x Chrissy Teigen, now available at your local Sephora store. Who's excited? 

This is a limited-edition glow face palette which was created in collaboration with model and Californian beauty, Chrissy Teigen. If you're after a good quality highlighting palette that can help you to achieve a gorgeous summer's glow, this is the palette I would highly recommend. The shades are so natural and effortlessly looking which is perfect for achieving that natural glow. In the face palette there are four beautiful warm toned shades that's made for your highlighter, blush and bronzer needs. 

Thanks to BECCA's unique formula, it looks to blend pigments with liquids that leaves you with a silky and creamy texture on your skin that looks so effortlessly flawless. 



Source image: Sephora 


Here's what you get in the BECCA x Chrissy face glow palette: 
  • Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter in Beach Nectar (NEW fresh apricot shade that is infused with specs of gold), 
  • Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter in Rose Gold (This is Chrissy's favourite shade which consists of a light gold colour infused with sweet rose to it), 
  • The Sunlit Bronzer in Malibu Soleil (This is a medium toned bronzer which helps you to contour your cheekbones as well as giving you a natural sun-kissed glow), 
  • Luminous Blush in Hibiscus Bloom (NEW limited edition featuring a pink coral shade that makes your cheeks look so rosy and glowing). 

Essentially you can look to mix, layer and blend all of these shades together to help you to achieve a natural, summer's glow. The colours are really gorgeous and I have literally been reaching for this palette ever since. The highlighter, blush and bronzer are all highly pigmented and don't have much fall-out which is incredible and works for me. I'm actually impressed with the bronzer as it definitely adds a warmth look for your cheeks which looks very soft and natural without being over the top.

Beauty tips for achieving that perfect glow:  
  • When looking to apply on your highlighter, use a fan or highlighting brush to apply the product onto the high points of your cheeks, tip of the nose and cupid's bow. My choice of highlighter has definitely got to be the New Becca x Chrissy Teigen Face Glow palette. 
  • If you really want to amplify your glow, try a glow primer as a base for your highlighter such as Sephora's Beauty Amplifier, Perfecting Glow primer. 

The BECCA x Chrissy Teigen Face Glow palette RRP $78 at Sephora stores and is also available online here.



Chrissy Teigen with a beautiful summer's glow. 

Image source: Allure 


Featuring some hot products from Sephora that will help you to get that lovely healthy glow. 

From left to right: Benefit's Girl Meets Pearl, Sephora's Luminizing Booster, Benefit's Watts Up and Sephora's Wonderful cushion. 

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The Swatches


Image source: Sephora 


Say hello to the BECCA x Chrissy Teigen Glow Face palette, now available at Sephora stores. 


Totally in love with this gorgeous highlighting palette. 


Up close and personal with the Face Glow palette by BECCA x Chrissy Teigen. Have you guys checked this out? 

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SEPHORA GLOW BAR X VIVID

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A few weeks back, I got to check out Sephora's Glow Bar as part of VIVD Sydney, where we received free highlighting tips and how to's with the gorgeous babes at Sephora. When it comes to highlighting, it's all about #alltherightlights 


The lovely Sephora team at the Sephora Glow Bar as part of Sydney's VIVID. 


Some products that will help you to achieve that perfect highlight glow for a girl's night out..


Get all of the latest highlighting products at your nearest Sephora store or online. 


To complete the ultimate winter glow look, check out Sephora's Beauty Amplifier, Perfecting Glow Primer which allows your highlighter glow to last even longer throughout the day or night. Also, pair it with a neutral looking lip gloss such as Sephora's lip gloss in Perfect Nude for that extra glossy look for the lips.

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Who is excited for the NEW BECCA x Chrissy Teigen Face Glow palette? Check out your nearest Sephora store to not miss out beauties!

Cheers,
Livs x




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

[NEW BEAUTY AND LIFESTYLE FINDS FOR JUNE, FEAT. USANA'S NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS, EPSOM SALT SOAP BAR + STARLETTOS HEEL PROTECTION]


Hello everyone, 

I'm excited to share my new finds for June featuring a range of products that aren't all beauty related, more below...

...Let's get right into it! 


Epsom Salt Soap Bar, RRP $3.49

I'm a huge soap bar person and so when I heard that this was Australia's first ever Epsom Salt Soap Bar by Bathefex, I was definitely excited to give this a try. If you didn't know Epsom Salt helps to soothe your muscles and the soap bar contains Lavender Oil so that you feel that calming effect, which helps you to relax. It also has Vitamin E and Shea butter which nourishes your skin at the same time which is essential for winter should your skin become dry and flaky. I definitely enjoyed trying out the Epsom Salt Soap bar and I felt that it helped to retain moisture for my skin leaving it smelling amazing and super cleansed. This is one beautifully scented soap bar that I am really pleased with using on a daily basis. 

The Epsom Salt Soap Bar is available at www.chemcorp.com.au


USANA'S CellSentials Nutritional Supplements, Duo Pack RRP $84.70

I've been testing this pack out to see what it can do for my health and so far I'm feeling great and better than usual. The pack includes a Vita Antioxidant and Core Minerals supply, which means that it's supposed to do some good for your health system. In saying that, these supplements contain a balance of high-level vitamins and antioxidants which looks to provide antioxidant protection and mitochondrial renewal support for your health and longevity of your cells. It's more than your average multivitamins as it has a triple action cellular nutritional system. I've been recording my feelings based on a tracker as part of USANA's four week challenge and can say that over the three week period, my mood has improved for the better as compared to before I was taking the USANA CellSentials. I'll continue on taking these supplements as part of my four week journey just to monitor my results a little more. 

The USANA CellSentials are available online at www.usana.com


Starlettos Crystal Clear Heel Protectors, RRP $17

When I first discovered the Starlettos Crystal Clear Heel protectors, I thought to myself would this product work for my heels and protect them from further damage? The answer is yes it will and it's great for garden parties, race days and other social events. They are definitely useful for satin stilettos as it will prevent your heels from getting damaged and dirty from the dirt and grass. The Crystal Heel protectors also have a non-slip base which is great for uneven surfaces. 

The Starlettos Crystal Clear Heel protectors are available at https://www.starlettos.com/ 

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What are your thoughts on my new discoveries? 

Cheers,
Livs x 


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

[TRIED + TESTED: BABY PRODUCTS FOR NORMAL OR DRY SKIN - FEATURING THE MUSTELA SKINCARE RANGE]


Hello beauties, 

Since baby skincare products are super gentle, why not test it out on normal skin? Curious to find out more, check out my thoughts from the Mustela range below...

Mustela offers a range of baby skincare products for those with normal, dry and atopic-prone skin. It's a brand from the French Laboratories Expanscient which offers safe and innovative products that help to soothe and preserve fragile looking skin. It's a very gentle range for everyone to use, but it's mainly made for babies, infants, children as well as expecting mothers to be. 

But should you have dry skin, eczema and are wanting to try out something new, there's nothing stopping you from trying it out. Anything is possible and when it comes to baby products as you know that the products will be very gentle for your skin. The products are priced between $7.95 and $34.95 which is quite affordable, plus all of their products don't contain any parabens or phthalates. 

Recently I tried out a few selections from Mustela's Normal Skin range which includes of the below: 
  • Gentle Cleansing Gel and the (2 in 1 Gentle Cleansing Gel Travel size) - This is a daily cleanser which comes in a gel form and is made to really cleanse the hair and body in a very gentle way. I found this to be nowhere as near drying and it's great as your overall everyday gentle cleanser. It's a very nourishing cleansing gel which leaves you feeling super refreshed right after showering. I would use this more for the body than the hair, only because my hair requires a little conditioner from time to time. It comes in a pump sized bottle which makes your life easier in the shower. Simply pump to dispense the cleansing gel for daily use. The cleansing gel also comes in 200ml which is perfect for your travels. I find this to be very convenient because sometimes the products provided in the hotels can be quite drying, so it's always safe to bring the products which work well for your skin. 
  • Multi-Sensory Bubble Bath - This is another gentle bubble bath product which works to clean stimulate the senses. It foams up really nicely in the bath and I felt that it smelt wonderful and refreshing. It's definitely great for the kids as it will help to stimulate their senses. 
  • Body Lotion and Facial cream - Provided that it's incredibly so drying this winter, the body lotion and facial cream compliment each other well because it keeps your skin well moisturised and hydrated. It even looks to strengthen your skin's moisture barrier as it contains 'Avocado Perseose' - which is perfect for winter. I've been using the facial cream underneath my make-up because of hydrating it has been leaving my skin feeling. As for the body lotion, I have been using this all over my body (including the knees, legs and elbows) and already it's helping to alleviate any signs of dryness on my skin. You'll smell like a baby after application!

Overall, I actually quite enjoyed trying the Mustela range. As it's made for normal and baby skin, their products work to a great degree in looking to moisturise and hydrate super dry or eczema prone skin. The only thing I found with trying out baby products in general is the "baby scent" itself. I don't mind this as it's refreshing and not too overpowering but it all depends on what fragrances you're comfortable with. 

The Mustela products are available at http://www.mustela.com.au/

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Have you tried out the Mustela range before? 

Cheers,
Liv x



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