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Saturday, September 30, 2017

COFFEE LOVERS: BRINGING CAFE QUALITY COFFEE INTO YOUR HOME FEAT. NESPRESSO'S BARISTA LIMITED EDITION RANGE


Look to bring cafe quality coffee into your home...with the new BARISTA Limited Edition range by Nespresso. 

For all of the coffee lovers, there's a new BARISTA Limited Edition range by Nespresso which is now available. Look to combine your favourite coffee and milk as well as unleashing your inner barista. 

There are new Limited Editions from Nespresso featuring Barista Corto, Barista Chiaro and Barista Scuro. 

Barista Corto - features a powerful and intense flavour of coffee. Its origin is from India and Guatemala, and I'd usually have this with milk which brings of a caramel aroma to it which is wonderful. If you like your coffee very intense and strong, then this selection is the one you'd want to try out. 

Barista Chiaro - features a smooth and round aroma of coffee. Its origin is Brazil and Kenya. As I love my coffee with milk, it gives of an aroma of "toasted biscuits and caramel", which I can definitely say that this is my favourite selection from the new BARISTA range by Nespresso. 

Barista Scuro - features a strong and full bodied coffee taste to it. Its origin is from Costa Rica and Colombia. Once again with milk, it gives of an aroma of roasted and dark chocolate which would be so ideal if you love your chocolate. In terms of coffee strength, it's in the moderate-high range which still tastes strong. 

Available from Nespresso's official website or at your nearest Nespresso store. 

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What's your favourite Nespresso selection? 

Friday, September 29, 2017

LOOKBOOK: SPRING ROCKER CHIC VIBES - FEAT. THAT COMFORTABLE DRESS FOR A SPRING EVENT


The long weekend is finally here guys... 

My main shopping online store for dresses and tops has got to be TOBIwhere 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.

Here I'm wearing the Magdalena Black Shift Dress by TOBI. It's such a beautiful shift dress with a sophisticated front overlay, and a hidden zipper on the back closure. I simply love this look at it's edgy and polished. I've literally been wearing this outfit on repeat as it's super comfortable and also because it has a "dressy" look to it. 

Furthermore, I've paired this dress with my good ol' ankle boots by Nine West called their Luke ankle boots if you're interested. These are so comfortable to wear for all day and it seriously adds a chic and rock look to your overall outfit. Get shopping guys.

Let me know if you want to see more look books x


Feat. my Spring Rock Chic look. 




Image source: Shop TOBI 

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What do you guys think? 

MY TOP SPRING BEAUTY/HAIR PROTECTANT PRODUCTS FEATURING THE FACE+BODY SUNSCREEN BY INVISIBLE ZINC & THE HEAT PROTECTION MIST BY TONI&GUY


For this Spring, I've been loving the Face & Body Sunscreen by Invisible Zinc, as well as the Heat Protection Mist by TONI&GUY.  

Look to protect your face and body with a high broad spectrum for this spring and summer. If you're shopping for a new product that helps to provide the ultimate protection against harsh UVA and UVB rays, I'd strongly recommend the Face+Body Sunscreen by Invisible Zinc. It's a product that contains Zinc Oxide as the only active ingredient and where it's safe to be used for everyone in the family too. I'd apply this cream to my face and body, especially after every 2 hours if I know that I'll be in the water. The sunscreen is about 2 hours water resistant, which is perfect for beach occasions. 



Another favourite product that I'm so far loving for heat protection of the hair, is TONI&GUY's Heat Protection Mist. It really helps to control and protect the hair from heat damage such as heat styling tools - hair dryer, curler or straighter. These are the tools that are I regularly use which is so important to rely on a heat protectant for the hair. It will leave your locks looking healthier and less dry/brittle in the longer run. It's perfect for protecting your hair from further breakages, split ends and dryness. Simply spritz onto towel dried or dry hair, to keep your locks super protected. 


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Have you tried any of the above mentioned? 

I'd love to hear more about what you think of these, let me know by commenting below. 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

GET SUMMER READY: FEATURING SKINNY TAN - THE FIRST SELF TANNER THAT COMBINES A NATURAL TANNING ACTIVE


Skinny Tan is the world's first tanner that visibly reduces the appearance of cellulite and combines natural tanning actives. 

Skinny Tan looks to offer a nice and natural bronze for your skin that lasts for up to 7 days. It smells like coconut and it doesn't leave any streak marks which is amazing. Recently, I got a spray-tan by Skinny Tan, and I must say that I was very impressed with the overall natural looking results after the application process. It didn't leave any orange tones or streaking marks which is always important when it comes to self-tanning. You don't want your tan to look too "orange" or "fake". 

Skinny Tan prides itself on being natural and effective, which is ideal for those who want to avoid strongly scented products. Another benefit of using the range is that it helps to reduce the appearance of cellulite which leaves your skin looking toned. A product that helps to self tan and fight cellulite..why not? 

You can look to purchase the Ultimate Gift Set if you're after gifting ideas for your friends, family or even to spoil yourself, which includes of the below: 
  • 1 x 7-Day Tanner (Medium or Dark) - One of the best sellers from the Skinny Tan range across Australia and the UK. It leaves you with no streaks and smells so exotic and sweet. Ideally, it looks to reduce the signs of cellulite, as well as providing a natural glow to your skin that lasts for up to 7 days. 
  • 1 x Body Mousse (Medium or Dark) - Mousse self-tanners are so easy to use and you can look to achieve a natural tan within one coat. It dries within seconds which makes so efficient and easy to use when you're time poor. 
  • 1 x Tan & Tone Oil (145ml) - This body oil is enriched with coconut oil as well as guarana which helps to fight cellulite. It's so hydrating and the oil absorbs so easily onto the skin, which makes it ideal for healing the skin as well as providing a natural glow. 
  • 1 x Gradual Tanner (125ml) - This product uses a body butter formula which feels so luxurious and moisturising on the skin. Furthermore, it has a sweet and pleasant scent to it when is bearable. You can look to build up the colour of the tan gradually, which Is great for customisation. 
  • 1 x After Glow Gloss (125ml) - Simply apply on the After Glow Gloss to create a natural sheen to your skin, right after tanning. It's great for maintaining the life of your tan and will keep your skin feeling well moisturised with daily application. 
  • 1 x Pre-Tan Primer (125ml) - Before applying on your tan, it's always great to scrub away any dead skin cells. Use the Pre-Tan Primer to create a smooth surface before tanning. 
  • 1 x Instant Tanner (125ml) - This instant tanner product is ideal for those wanting a quick fix before a night out. It washes out after a night out so would definitely suit those who want to look tanned.
  • 1 x Dual Application Mitt - This mitt has a two double velvet sides which feels super soft and smooth. It's definitely my favourite mitt when it comes to tanning.

WHERE TO PURCHASE:
The Skinny Tan range is available in Priceline, Target, Woolworths and Chemist Warehouse. Otherwise you can shop online too via https://skinnytan.com.au


At the Skinny Tan suite at Pullman Hotel, Sydney. 

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Have you tried any of the Skinny Tan products before? 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

GET SPRING RACING READY WITH THE LATEST BEAUTY MUST HAVES - NOW AVAILABLE AT PRICELINE


Get Spring Racing ready with the latest essentials from Priceline. Here is the latest scoop...

These are the latest beauty must-haves for this Spring Racing season, which can be sourced at your nearest Priceline stores nationally. They're all reasonable priced drugstore products which means that you don't need to stretch your budget too much for this case, especially when it comes to getting ready for racing season. 

For your make-up, it's all about keeping it simple and fresh. Add a little bronzer to keep your face looking contoured and defined. Also, ensure that your finishing powder is matte, so that it leaves your overall make-up lasting longer. 

 Here are the latest beauty essentials that I've been loving....


Image source: Pinterest - Lack Traviata 

Color Therapy, 310 Couple's Massage, Sally Hansen 

I'm totally digging the Color Therapy Nail range by Sally Hansen which retails for $16.95. This shade in 310 Couple's Massage is a neutral and lovely cream shade which would be so appropriate for school or work. It doesn't look too intense on the nails and if anything, it looks subtle and fresh. Try out this shade if you want to keep your nails looking simple but with a hint of colour to it. 


Color Therapy, 170 Glow with the Flow, Sally Hansen 

This gorgeous shimmery bronze shade which retails for $16.95, is the perfect nail colour for a night out or even a special occasion. It adds a touch of sophistication and glitz to your overall look. This is definitely an ideal colour for spring or summer. Also, it has an Argan oil formula to it which means that nourishes and moisturises weak looking nails. 


Image source: Pinterest - Lack Traviata 


Color Therapy, 220 Rosy Quartz, Sally Hansen 

Another favourite spring inspired colour is the Rosy Quartz by Color Therapy, Sally Hansen. It's just a subtle and soft pink that looks so beautiful on the nails. This has to be my favourite shade as it's chic and pretty looking. It will also go well with all outfits as it's not too intense looking. 



Outlast All-Day Matte Finishing Powder 

For an all day wear, I've opted to go with the Outlast All-Day Matte Finishing Powder (RRP $18.95) by Covergirl. I love matte based powders because it hides my oiliness and shine which is great. This powder acts as a multi-action and finishing proof powder that removes shine and removes any imperfections. There are two types available, Light to Medium and Fair to Light. For my skin type, I've chosen to go with the Light to Medium only because it matches my skin shade better. When it comes to powders, be sure to select a shade close to your skin colour. 

Furthermore, this power looks to set in your make-up so that it lasts for the whole day which is perfect for your foundation and concealer application. 


Bourjois, Palette Le Smoky

This is the perfect eyeshadow palette for if you're having to get ready for Race Day. It retails for $28, which is currently available at your nearest Priceline store. This compact comes with a mirror and a double-ended eyeshadow applicator which makes it ideal for applying on the go. Simply take it around in your handbag and touch up or apply on the go! These eyeshadows are soft and very buildable, which means you can look to customise different looks with the different shades.

For the shades, there's a mix of subtle and sultry shades for which you can look to create, including smoky shades. There are 8 silky, shimmery and creme-powder eyeshadows which all are relatively pigmented, making it perfect if you're wanting to intensify your look. 


Stay Matte, Liquid Lip Colour, Rimmel London, 
Shade 200 Pink Blink. 

For a pretty and rosy look on the lips, I really love the shade Pink Blink, Rimmel London's Stay Matte, Liquid Lip Colour range. These come with a matte finish and would be so ideal for a special occasion wear. 


Stay Matte, Liquid Lip Colour, Rimmel London, Shade 720 Latte to Go. 

If you want to opt for more of a nude/neutral look, then I'd recommend the shade Latte to Go by Rimmel London. It's more of light brown/mocha shade that would suit those with medium or dark looking skin. 


Volume Reveal, Adjustable Volume Mascara in Black 

This is the first mascara I've seen that comes with a 3X zoom magnified mirror, making it so handy for applying on the go. It retails for $24 and does a really good job in looking to volumise your lashes without creating any lumps. The formula uses melting waxes which gives the appearance of thicker looking lashes. 


Princess of Hearts, Vera Wang 


Last but not least, it's not complete without a fresh scent. This is a sheer floral and fruity composition which features top notes such as bergamot, wild strawberry, watermelon, lily of the valley and star jasmine. The base notes consists of vanilla cream, musk and cedar wood. And can we just admire how adorable the bottle looks too? 

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Have you tried any of these new beauties yet? 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

PRODUCT REVIEW: FEATURING THE HIGH POTENCY 30% VITAMIN C SERUM BY L'UNICO


Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid works as a very powerful antioxidant which is great for neutralising free radicals in the skin and preventing ageing. 



The High Potency 30% Vitamin C serum by L'unico works to defy the signs of ageing by delivering powerful antioxidants that leaves your skin feeling protected and strengthened. Vitamin C can look to boost collagen production for the skin but the fact that it helps to neutralise free radicals is also another plus. 

Furthermore, this serum is suitable for those with sensitive skin as it's gentle enough to be used in high doses. This bottle can last for up to 18 months without oxidising which is great if you're looking for long-term results. 

Overall, I felt that this serum was gentle on my skin and it really looked to strengthen my skin's appearance over time. It also looks to protect further sun damage because Vitamin C naturally strengthens your skin and repels things that could possibly damage it. Also, it definitely leaves your skin looking younger which means less wrinkles, fine lines and sagging of skin.

This product is definitely more on the pricier side since it's luxury product, but I felt that with the high concentration of Vitamin C, it was definitely worth lathering onto my skin. 

The High Potency 30% Vitamin C Serum, RRP $100 for 15ml and can be purchased here

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Have you tried out any products from the L'unico range? 

Monday, September 25, 2017

NEW HAIRCARE DISCOVERIES FEATURING OGX HAIR PRODUCTS - NOW AVAILABLE AT PRICELINE STORES


Looking for a new haircare brand to try out? I checked out the OGX hair care range to see what they're all about.

Here are some haircare products from the OGX range, that you may be interested in learning more about. They're available at Priceline stores nationally, otherwise check out https://aus.ogxbeauty.com/ for more information. 


Quenching Coconut Curls - Shampoo & Conditioner 

Look to achieve softer feeling hair and fight frizz with this tropical blend containing coconut oil, sweet honey and citrus oil. Overall, I felt this range helped to leave my locks feeling softer and healthier once again. It definitely adds a whole heap of moisture and shine for my hair, but I feel that this range would most certainly benefit those with curls.


Strength & Body - Bamboo Fiber-full - 
Shampoo & Conditioner 

This haircare range looks to specifically plump your ends with its bamboo fibers and soy proteins, which leaves you with more voluminous looking hair. It smells super exotic and fresh which took me a little getting used to at first. So if you're after thicker and fuller looking hair, then definitely check out the Bamboo Fiber-full by OGX range to see if it works for you. 


Thick & Full - Biotin & Collagen 
- Shampoo & Conditioner 

For really thick and full looking hair, then there's always the Biotin & Collagen Shampoo and Conditioner range by OGX. It includes an exclusive blend with Vitamin B7 biotin, collagen and hydrolyzed wheat protein, which seeps into every strand, creating the appearance of fuller and thicker looking hair. The scent smells absolutely amazing and I simply cannot get enough of this particular range. I'm already noticing thicker and fuller looking hair which is great for my hair type as it's prone to hair breakages. 

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Have you tried any of the OBX haircare range? 

Sunday, September 24, 2017

DOUBLE CLEANSING SKIN BENEFITS FEAT. NATURAL INSTINCT'S SKIN REFINING CLEANSING OIL


Look to up the ante of achieving squeaky clean skin by double cleansing. 

I know that some of you may be thinking that you simply cannot be bothered with cleansing, again. But if you're wanting to step up your game in looking to achieve a flawless and clearer skin complexion, then double cleansing may be the way to go. 

Double cleansing is by using your facial cleanser, twice. This could be a gel, foam, cream or oil cleanser. For me, I personally like to use an oil cleanser to double cleanse as the oil looks to dislodge any dirt and impurities on your skin, plus it's more gentle on the skin. 

When it comes to cleansing, look to start with dry hands and dry skin. Don't look to wet the face as yet because you're essentially working the oil on your skin's surface as the very first step. I checked out the Anti-Oxidant Facial Skin Refining Cleansing Oil, by Natural Instinct RRP $21.99. It combines 6 nourishing oils that's suitable for oily, dry and combination skin. The cleansing oil is very lightweight and it doesn't strip your natural oils which is great. Plus, it does not clog the pores which is even better. After using this particular product on a daily basis, I've found that my skin just feels so much smoother and softer. It's such a great essential for removing makeup especially when it comes to stubborn eyeliner and mascara. 

Look to apply 2 pumps of cleansing oil onto dry face. Warm this onto the palm of your hands before looking to apply this onto your face. Massage into the skin with a little of warm water, where you'll start to see the oil turn into a light milky texture. Rinse off and then look to repeat the whole steps again in order to achieve double cleansing. 

After cleansing, you'll start to see a natural glowing sheen to your skin complexion, where it just feels softer and smoother. 

For more information, check out Natural Instinct's official website

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What are your thoughts on double cleansing? 

Saturday, September 23, 2017

KOREAN SKINCARE PRODUCTS: THE FACE SHOP LAUNCHES THE YEHWADAM PURE BRIGHTENING LINE


The Face Shop recently launched their Yehwadam Pure Brightening Line that uses a secret brightening cosmetic formula from Oriental beauty....

Recently I looked to try out the Yehwadam Pure Brightening Serum by The Face Shop, which essentially leaves your complexion looking brighter and clearer. If there's one thing that Koreans love, that is to achieve clearer, smoother and glowing looking skin. This is ideal for those who experience sun spots, freckles, blemishes...and maybe wanting a solution that can help to solve dull and dry looking skin. 

The Yehwadam Pure Brightening Serum is considered as a herbal brightening anti-ageing product that restores the healthy glow back to your skin. For the serum, there are 7 powerful ingredients which help to brighten your complexion including: Pearl, White ginseng, Poria cocos Wolf, Atractyloides macrocephala Root, Honeysuckle Flower, Cnidium officinale Root, and Paeonia albiflora Root. All you need to know is that with all of these ingredients combined, it really lood

Furthermore, I found that this serum amazingly cleared up my breakouts by leaving my skin feeling cleaner and fresher which is amazing. I've been looking for a solution to reduce my blemishes and so far by using this serum, it has definitely helped to clear up my skin which I'm really happy about. There are natural medicinal herbs contained in the serum which supposedly works to reduce skin irritations - this is perfect for those with sensitive and gentle type of skin. The Brightening serum also works to moisturise dull and dry looking skin which is perfect for those who experience blotchy skin patches from time to time. 

Overall, I loved the natural and healthy luminosity this serum has delivered for my skin. I feel that with continued use, it can really look to improve my sun spot damage over time. If you're after a really effective skin brightening serum, then I'd definitely highly recommend the Yehwadam Pure Brightening serum. The product comes in a pump sized 45ml bottle and you only need about a pea-sized amount. A little amount sure goes a long way! 

The Yehwadam Pure Brightening Serum is available at your nearest THE FACE SHOP, which falls under their Yehwadam Pure Brightening Line. 


Source: THE FACE SHOP

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Have you tried out any of the products by The Face Shop

Friday, September 22, 2017

CRUELTY-FREE AND AFFORDABLE NAIL POLISH RANGE FEATURING COLOUR BY TBN


Colour by TBN offers a variety of nail polishes that are cruelty-free... 

If you're after affordable and vibrant colours, Colour by TBN offers an array range of seasonal shades that are unique and stunning on the nails. All of the products from the Colour by TBN range are $2.95 each which makes them so affordable. The new High Impact collection which I've tried out includes metallics, pastels and duo chrome finishes which definitely reminds me of unicorn inspired colours. Each bottle features a medium sized brush that applies without any hassles. Furthermore, they're cruelty-free which means their ingredients and finished goods are not tested on animals. 

From the High Impact Collection as featured above:
  • Duo Chrome Finish shades: Mystique, Pink Glimmer and Mermaid 
  • Metallic Finish shades: Pot of Gold, Mirror Mirror and She's a Lady
  • New French Formulas: Lovin' Lavender, Cosmopolitan and Life's Peachy 

For more information, visit https://www.colourbytbn.com.au/nails or here for your nearest stockist. 

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Have you tried any of the products from the Colour by TBN? 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

[SPECIAL] SNEAK PEEK WITH THE LATEST LIMITED EDITION MECCA HOLIDAY SHOWCASE COLLECTION 2017


Here's your latest sneak peek for Mecca's Holiday 2017 collection. 

With just a few months away TILL Christmas aka the Holiday season, who's already feeling the holiday vibes? I know that I am that's for sure! 

Here's a little sneak peek with what I captured from Mecca's Holiday 2017 event featuring exclusive products from global brands, as well as Mecca's very own Mecca Cosmetica, Mecca Max and Essential Kit Signature lines. 

The Holiday 2017 collection arrives in stores and online at mecca.com.au and from Thursday 9th November


Holiday collection from the Mecca Cosmetica range. 


Soap and Glory Gift packs featuring Lip Lip Hooray! (RRP $14 AUD) and Pout-y Popper (RRP $11 AUD).  


Winky Lux, featuring their Mini Lip Pill Set RRP $29AUD. This is great for gift giving and the miniature sizes are definitely super cute. 


Too Faced, featuring the Pretty Little Planner (RRP $61 AUD). What better way to get your makeup organised! 


By Terry gift sets which feature a gorgeous make up range.


Stila, featuring their Star Studded Eight - Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Set, RRP $66AUD. You guys need to check these out - they're soooo pigmented! 


Too Faced, featuring Tis' the Season to Sparkle set RRP $36 AUD. Add some sparkle to your overall look! 


Some new NARS Christmas edition goodies featuring their Les Amourex Audacious Lipstick Coffret or Noire Et Blanche Audacious Lipstick Coffret, RRP $80 AUD each. 


More skincare XMAS goodies from kit which are so perfect for Kris Kringle. 


Mecca Max, featuring their Pash and Dash. 


Totally loving this eyeshadow palette by Mecca Max. 



You can never get enough of Hourglass. 


More from NARS.


Skincare holiday sets from Korres. 


Bumble & Bumble. 


Nu Face. 


More from Mecca Cosmetica. 




Limited Edition Ferris Wheel by Glam Glow which is a must have for those who love to use face masks! 


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What's on your wishlist lovelies?