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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

DISCOVERING MORE PRODUCTS FROM THE BLAQ RANGE FEATURING THE EYE MASK & TEETH WHITENING WAND


Earlier this year I came across the BLAQ brand and I literally fell in love with their mask range. This time I got to try out more of their products and what they have to offer...check out the below. 

Here I look to chat more about BLAQ's Eye Mask and Teeth Whitening Wand which have definitely interested me in some way. I recently tried and tested these products and so far I've been loving the results...I mean who doesn't love to get their teeth whitening right at home? Pop on those eye masks because we're about to relax and rewind with a glass of wine. 

My favourite product has to be the BLAQ mask because it's essentially a charcoal mask that looks to target toxins and draw out any impurities on the skin. It's great for decongested skin because it works to clear the pores and rejuvenate the skin, leaving it feeling refreshed and cleaner. I use this mask at least once a week and I can definitely see that it has been leaving my skin feeling unclogged and healthier looking.

All of the products are available at BLAQ's official website here.  

Check out the below for a quick run-down of what I thought of the rest of the BLAQ range:


BLAQ Mask, RRP $29

This is a very easy to use mask that contains activated charcoal which helps to draw out all of the dirt, oil and impurities from the skin. It definitely left my skin feeling flawless, healthy and definitely softer feeling. I used this mask to focus more on my blackheads because they're my main problem areas, and it really did look to clear out the pores effectively. You'd simply apply the mask onto the nose area, leave it on 15-20 minutes for the mask to dry, then simply peel off to reveal fresher and cleaner looking skin. 


BLAQ Hydrogel Eye Mask, RRP $29 

Some nights you just need to sit back and relax with a pair of eye masks! These Hydrogel Eye Masks by BLAQ make the perfect product as they help to de-puff, detox and leave the area under your eyes feeling less tired looking. These eye masks are fairly easy to apply on. After cleansing, simply apply the eye masks to about 1cm below each eye, then leave on for about 10-15 minutes. These are a quick fix for all of your late nights! 


BLAQ Teeth Whitening Tube, RRP $19.95 

This was definitely an interesting product to play around with as you can see it's a teeth whitening pen. It's made with charcoal and coconut oil which are apparently the whitening wonders! I felt that this whitening pen did a terrific job in toning down my tea and coffee stains. So if you need a quick whitening fix for your teeth, make sure to pick one up. 

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Have you tried any products from the BLAQ range? 

Monday, October 30, 2017

HOW TO UTILISE THE NIVEA SOFT MOISTURISING CREAM FEATURING MY FAVOURITE BEAUTY HACKS!


The NIVEA Soft range is enriched with micro-fine oil droplets enveloped in a water layer that are quickly absorbed by the skin for instant hydration.
 Check out my favourite beauty hacks below. 

The NIVEA Soft skincare range consists of three different sizes being a tube (75ml), mini travel sized pot (50ml) and a larger pot (200ml). The range is an effective range that leaves the skin feeling revitalised and moisturised for everyday.

What I love about the range is that it's absolutely lightweight which means you can almost create your own easy beauty hacks. Not only does it leave your skin feeling supple and soft, there are other ways you can look to ulitise the NIVEA Soft range which include:  


  • Use it for an all-body bronzer glow. Simply mix some bronzing and highlighting powder to the moisturising cream. And then look to apply this to all over the body or face. This allows for a nice overall face and body glow, plus it keeps your skin feeling super moisturised. 


  • Use as a lip scrub. Mix raw sugar with the moisturising cream and look to apply this all over the lips for a quick exfoliation treatment. This will leave your lips feeling baby soft and nourished. I love to do this at least once a week. 


  • Use as a light cream blush. Mix your old blush powder with the moisturising cream. Then look to apply this onto the apples of your cheeks. Your cheekbones will instantly glow and it's an absolutely great way in looking to achieve a natural and healthy glow. 
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What's your favourite hack? 


Sunday, October 29, 2017

YOUR GUIDE TO SUMMER HAIR REMOVAL FEATURING THE TRIM & SHAPE ULTIMATE BODY & BIKINI KIT


Look to get summer ready with Remington. 

For all of your body and bikini hair removal needs, you definitely need to try out the Trim & Shape, Ultimate Body & Bikini Kit, RRP $49.95. It's great for a quick touch up, especially before a hair removal treatment. 

The Ultimate Body & Bikini Kit is a waterproof detail trimmer which allows for a comfortable and easy grooming experience. It comes with five easy to use interchangeable heads (including the Precision Bikini Trimmer, Adjustable Length Comb, Mini Foil Shaver, Detail Trimmer, Exfoliating Head and of course a storage pouch), which you'd simply pop onto the Trim & Shape device. 

Furthermore, there are no batteries and it runs with a rechargeable cord, which is great because it offers up to 30 minutes of cordless run-time. I found this device to be so handy for my quick touching up needs. The fact that it's waterproof means that you can essentially use in whilst you're in the shower, making it easy and clean to use. Essentially, the Body and Bikini Kit is made to use on the legs, underarms and bikini line. 

For more information, head over to Remington's official website at http://www.remington-products.com.au/



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Are you summer ready ladies? 

Saturday, October 28, 2017

TONI&GUY LAUNCHES ITS FIRST AUSTRALIAN CAMPAIGN FEATURING GEMMA COWLING, SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MODEL


The Chic You, a half up, half down style

TONI&GUY have finally launched their first Australian campaign featuring Gemma Cowling, South Australian model. 

Gemma Cowling has an edgy look as well as an unassuming confidence which embodies the "You Define You" campaign by the TONI&GUY brand. It's all about embracing individuality with the brand declaring that nothing should get in the way of defining yourself, your way. 

"There's nothing more important than expressing who you truly are, working with TONI&GUY on the You Define You campaign had been really empowering. I think it's so impressive that TONI&GUY have embraced the diversity if modern women with the You Define You campaign. I hope everyone feels as confident as I did rocking these looks," - Gemma Cowling.  


The Slick You, with a sleek dramatic centre parting. Photo by TONI&GUY


 The Glam You, a wavy faux undercut. Photo by TONI&GUY


Products used to achieve Gemma's looks

Sea Salt Texturising Spray, TONI&GUY - Great for creating texture and body for your hair. Either look ti create a tousled texture as well as a light hair for your style. There's no crunchy feel which makes this spray my favourite to use for when I go out. 

Leave in Conditioner, TONI&GUY - Essential for keeping my frizz in place and allows for a smooth finish. This is perfect for a slicked back hair look. 

For more information, please visit https://www.toniandguy.com.au/


 Photo by TONI&GUY

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Have you checked out any TONI&GUY hair styling products as yet? 





Friday, October 27, 2017

BEAUTY DRUGSTORE NEWBIES: FEATURING COVERGIRL'S NEW OUTLAST ALL DAY MATTE FINISHING POWDER & SOFT TOUCH CONCEALER


Here are some of the latest drugstore newbies that are new on the market featuring Covergirl.  

I'm constantly using powder and concealer for my everyday makeup. It's an everyday necessity in my makeup bag and I was so excited to try out the new products by Covergirl featuring their new Outlast All Day Matte Finishing Powder and Soft Touch Concealer, all catered for your everyday makeup routine. 

If you're curious to learn more, then make sure to check out my thoughts below on the latest drugstore newbies I've just come across. 



Covergirl, Outlast All-day Matte Finishing Powder 
(RRP $18.95) 

I tend to opt for a matte-finishing powder because it's simply lightweight and doesn't accentuate the appearance of having oily skin. I tried out the All-Day Matte Finishing Powder by Covergirl which features a silky-smooth powder formula resulting in a matte finish for your overall skin complexion. It's perfect for those with combination to oily skin, and it literally helps to control shine of your skin. It definitely proves to be useful whenever I'm on the go, the only thing that this product is missing has got to be a compact mirror.

Overall, I felt that this product blended seamlessly with the rest of my foundation and concealer. It really looked natural and I'm definitely loving the fact that it absorbs oil and controls any shine. 



Covergirl, Outlast All-Day Soft Touch Concealer 
(RRP $14.95) 

Also I tried out another drugstore concealer by Covergirl, featuring their All-Day Soft Touch Concealer. I felt that it blended well and it didn't look anywhere as being caked so that was quite pleasing to know. This concealer has a built in applicator which means that applying onto certain areas of your face is made much easier. A little product sure goes a long way with this concealer and I'm in love with its smooth and creamy formula. 

The new Covergirl Outlast All-Day Matte Finishing Powder and Soft to Touch Concealer are available at Priceline stores, selected supermarkets and pharmacies. For more information, head over to their official website

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Have you tried any of these new products by Covergirl? 

Thursday, October 26, 2017

CURRENTLY LOVING: WILDS HOME SOY CANDLE, FEATURING THEIR JASMINE & CEDAR


Light a candle, run a bath and relax...that's my motto! 

Wilds Home is a new collection that features an affordable range of scented candles and diffusers. There are six fragrances to experience including Jasmine & Cedar, Lychee & Coconut Classic, Magnolia Classic, Oriental Woods, Sea Salt & Lily and Ylang-Ylang & Geranium. Also, Wilds Home is essentially the sister brand of Palm Beach Collection which definitely has some correlation to its amazing and addictive fragrances. 

I checked out the soy candle in Jasmine and Cedar - which smells absolutely beautiful and divine. The candle is highly addictive and I must say that for its price range, it's affordable and even great for gift ideas. (Hint hint, Christmas is coming up guys)

Here are the layers of the fragrance: 
Top notes: Fruit, Bergamot & Citrus 
Heart notes: Jasmine, Floral, Rosewood & Ylang-Ylang
Base notes: Wood, Musk, Cedarwood, Sandalwood & Cinnamon 

Shop today for your latest fragrance here. 


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What's your favourite candle brand? 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

TRYING OUT A NEW TINTED GEL MOISTURISER & LIMITED EDITION VIVID CHROME EYESHADOWS BY DESIGNER BRANDS


Recently I tried out a few newbies from the Designer Brands range, including the Tinted Gel Moisturiser and Limited Edition Vivid Chrome eyeshadows. 

Designer Brands has always been an affordable range especially for those on a budget. Here are a few newbies that I've tried out from Designer Brands, which I am happy to share my thoughts with you today. 

All of the Designer Brands products are available via https://www.dbcosmetics.com.au and they do free local shipping on orders over $60. Otherwise, you can try to find your nearest stockist here

Check out the below x 


Sheer Radiance, Tinted Gel Moisturiser, RRP $14.99 

For those days where you just want to skip on foundation, you can always opt for a tinted gel moisturiser, just like the one pictured above by Designer Brands. It's super affordable as compared to foundation, and it would allow for a light to medium coverage for everyday. 

This tinted moisturiser is designed to nourish and hydrate the skin, as well as helping to create a flawless complexion. Some of the key ingredients that are featured in this moisturiser includes Cocoa Butter, Q10, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Shea Butter. I actually felt that this tinted moisturiser was great for everyday as it's not too heavy as compared to your regular foundations. 

Obviously if you're after more coverage then this may not be for you. I personally enjoy using tinted moisturisers because they have some sort of minimal coverage as well as the nourishing factor which are so important for me. Plus, they're so lightweight to wear which is great because I always love to feel comfortable. 

As for shades made available, there are two shades being Light Medium and Medium Dark. 


From left to right: 845 Sin, 844 Exposed, 846 Whisper, 842 Luster and 843 Glisten. 

New Limited Edition, Vivid Chrome Eyeshadow Pots, RRP $8.99

Check out these amazing new chrome eyeshadow pots by Designer Brands. They're highly pigmented and are a great way to make your eyeshadow pop and last all day long. It comes in a unique cream to powder formula, which is so easy to blend and apply onto the eyelids. It really feels so smooth as you apply it onto the lids, and what I love about these is that they don't fade or flake which is ideal. 

There are five gorgeous shades made available and I've provided swatches of them below for you to see. Furthermore, these eyeshadows are so versatile which means that you can blend them together to create a dramatic or intensified look, or simply use as alone. 

Featuring the 5 shades made available...


844 Exposed 


843 Glisten


842 Luster 


845 Sin 


846 Whisper

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Swatches 


From top to bottom: 

843 Glisten - More of a golden shade that would so look so gorgeous and chic, perfect for summer coming. 

846 Whisper - This colour looks similar to 842 Luster (just below it) which is of a shimmery brown, but it has more of a cooler undertone to it. It's definitely a shade I'd rock for Spring/Summer. 

842 Luster - More of a warmer toned brown shade with a hint of a copper colour to it. This is such a fun colour for Spring. 

845 Sin - This is a dark purple/blue shade that is ideal for a smokey eye look. 

844 Exposed - For a gorgeous burgundy/maroon red shade, this is a sexy and fierce colour to rock for the eyes. 

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Have you tried any of the above? 

Monday, October 23, 2017

SO PURE EXFOLIATING TREATMENT BY KEUNE: HOW TO RID DANDRUFF & PREVENT NEW FLAKING


If you're wondering on how to rid dandruff and prevent new flaking, then keep on reading.... 


That's right guys...there's a new exfoliating treatment that contains tea tree oil and lavender on the market that helps to rid unwanted dandruff. Say hello to the Exfoliating Treatment by Keune Paris (RRP $30.99). 

It's such a gentle scrub for the scalp which does a reasonable job in looking to remove flakes, as well as strengthening the scalp area. So essentially once a week I'd use the exfoliating treatment by massaging my scalp until it is entirely flake free. The tea tree oil, argan oil and lavender oil definitely provides for more of a comfortable and aromatherapy experience. Most importantly, there are no nasties such as paraben which definitely makes it safer for you to use in the longer run. 

For more information, check out Keune's official website here. 

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What's your solution in looking to remove dandruff? 

Sunday, October 22, 2017

JAPANESE SKINCARE PRODUCT REVIEW FEATURING THE V-SHAPE MASK & SHIMMERING ESS-TONER BY SASSOU JAPAN


These are absolutely two innovative products from Sassou Japan which look to leave your skin feeling refreshed, toned and lifted. 

If you're a fan of Japanese skincare products, then I'm sure you'll be interested to learn more about Sassou Japan, a new brand I recently discovered. So essentially there's a product called the V-Shape Mask which becomes oxygen bubbles in just about 3-5 minutes after applying it onto the skin. This is a really interesting mask because it helps to balance out any oil secretion and improve the appearance of dull looking skin. Then, there's their Shimmering Ess-Toner which contains these gold-like flakes in its product, which works to leave your skin feeling hydrated and clarified. 

Here's what I thought about the Sassou range.... 


Gold Shimmering, Ess-Toner (RRP $150) 

The very first thing which caught my eye was definitely the presence of its gold like flakes. This product looks to leave your skin looking naturally dewy and fresh, as well as stimulating skin collagen - boosting your skin's elasticity and luminosity. This toner definitely looks to hydrate your skin which is great if you suffer from dry and flaky bits. I would use this toner every evening by gently patting it onto my skin so that it really absorbs nicely. 


O2 V-Shape Mask (RRP $135) 

For those looking for a face mask that instantly brightens your skin complexion, then this is the one you need to check out. Essentially the mask becomes oxygen bubbles in 3-5 minutes after applying onto the skin. The oxygen bubbles then activate ingredients which reinforces skin absorption and penetration. In effect this helps to balance out oil secretion and improves dull looking skin. My skin felt so lifted, refreshed and it definitely looked much brighter after using the face mask. 

At first when you have the face mask on, you feel a little tingling sensation, but that's absolutely normal. Overall, it's an amazing face mask to check out if you're after a product that look to reduce the appearance of fines lines over time. 

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You can find out more information at https://www.sassou.com.au/ if you're curious to check out their other products from the range too. 

Have you checked out any Japanese skincare products? 

Saturday, October 21, 2017

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Friday, October 20, 2017

CURRENT LOVES: LOOK TO ACHIEVE MORE VOLUMINOUS & SMOOTHER LOOKING HAIR, AS WELL AS NOURISHED LOOKING SKIN FEAT. ESSANO & TRESEMME


Guys, if you're after voluminous, bouncy and untouchable hair...you definitely need to try the Beauty-Full Volume hair care range. Plus, find out why I cannot live without the Body Lotion (with Coconut Oil), by Essano. 

All of the mentioned products in this post are currently available via Priceline stores nationwide, Supermarket Chains, Chemist Warehouse and selected pharmacy stores. These are some new and familiar picks which I've been so far loving for my haircare and skincare routine. For haircare, TRESemme's Beauty-Full Volume range is really a game changer if you're after more voluminous and smoother looking hair. It simply works by reversing the way you wash your hair, i.e. by starting with a pre-wash conditioner, followed by a shampoo. 

As for body care, I've been loving the Lightly Moisturising Body Lotion, by Essano which uses natural plant ingredients and reminds me of exotic fruits. It really looks to leave the skin feeling nice and supple. 

Here's a deep dive into what I'm currently loving (Haircare & body care): 


Lightly Moisturising Body Lotion, Essano (RRP $16.99) 

Where has this body lotion been all my life? The Bliss version features frangipani and paw paw which really makes this lotion smell so irresistible and exotic. It uses a range of active natural botanicals and Coconut oil, which all help to make your skin feel nourished, softer and smoother. I've been lathering this product onto my skin everyday, and I can already feel how much softer and supple it has been leaving my skin feeling. 

Furthermore, this product comes in a pump sized form which makes it easier for application. There are no messes which is so ideal when it comes to moisturising the skin. Simply keep it in your bathroom and use when necessary, 


Pre-Wash Conditioner, TRESemme (RRP $10.99) 

This pre-wash conditioner contains 'Fibre Shine actives' which essentially makes your hair look more polished and shinier. The formula looks to prepare the hair for a voluminous bounce as well as leaving it feeling silky smooth. So by completely swapping my shampoo and using the conditioner first, I felt that it really made a big difference to the volume of my hair. My hair felt more manageable and very lightweight which is great if you have oily hair during the day. Combing through my hair was fairly easy and I experienced no issues with messy or knotty hair. 


Shampoo, TRESemme (RRP $10.99) 

This shampoo looks to provide an incredible amount of bounce for your hair. It smells incredibly fruity and fresh which allows for a pleasant showering experience. I felt that this shampoo cleansed my hair very well and it left it feeling so lightweight right after conditioning my hair. If you have limp, oily or fine hair, then this shampoo is perfect for you. 


Hair Maximiser, TRESemme (RRP $6.99) 

After shampooing your hair, you can now look to apply a small amount of the Hair Maximiser onto your hair from root to tip, then look to blow dry. It's a great product if you're wanting to add the little extra volume and style for your hair. You seriously don't need more than a pea-sized amount because the Hair Maximiser would give you a final bouncy and polished look that you're after. I find that with the extra blow-dry creme, it really helps you to achieve the 'look-at-me' root lift that you're after. 

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Have you tried any of the above mentioned products?