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Thursday, November 30, 2017

MY FAVOURITE VEGAN BEAUTY PRODUCTS FOR THIS HOLIDAY FEAT. SCOUT COSMETICS


For some vegan friendly beauty products that will help you to get ready for the holiday season, have you checked out Scout Cosmetics? 

That's right guys, vegan friendly beauty products that are safe to use on the skin which is better for you in the longer run. If you're looking for an alternative when it comes to your cosmetics, I'd highly recommend for you to check out the Scout Cosmetics range.

Here are some products that will help you to get ready for the holidays: 


Organic Lipstick with Orange, Jojoba, Vitamin E and Shea Butter, RRP $26.95

This is a 100% vegan lipstick that offers a natural pigmentation for your lips. It's not too intense looking which is perfect if you're after some subtle colour for the lips. This lipstick is super nourishing and does not dry out the lips which is why I love it! 


Eco-luxe breathable & permeable nail polish, 
RRP $19.95

The shade is in Truly Madly Deeply which is of a gold shimmery colour, making it perfect for the holiday season. This nail polish is free from any nasties and provides the ultimate shine for your nails. Rock this for your next Christmas party! 


Bronzer, RRP $39.95

For a sun-kissed and bronzed complexion, you cannot go wrong with this loose mineral bronzer by Scout Cosmetics. This is perfect if you want to add a little hint of definition for your cheekbones. 


Vegan Blush Brush, RRP $24.95

This vegan blush brush feels of amazing and soft quality. It does the job when it comes to applying on your favourite mineral foundation and powders. The handle feels very sturdy and it's definitely a must in your makeup bag. Vegan lovers....you'll love this brush! 

All of the products as mentioned above are available via the Scout Cosmetics official website

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Are you ready for the holidays? 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

AUSTRALIA'S LARGEST ONLINE HAIR, SKIN & BEAUTY ONLINE STORE, RY.COM.AU LAUNCHES MAKEUP BRAND ILLAMASQUA TODAY


Today marks another spectacular launch of a makeup brand for RY.com.au...can anyone guess which brand? 

If you guys guessed Illamasqua...and you're absolutely right guys, RY.com.au have just announced that they launched makeup brand Illamasqua to their website. (Get excited guys because I'm quite fond of this brand). This is the latest addition for RY.com.au among their other 250 brands which is definitely an extensive range.

RY.com.au is the online go to hub for your haircare, skincare, beauty supplements, cosmetics and electrical goods. The brands range from boutique to international which includes Becca, Parlus, GHD and many more. 

Illamasqua is an iconic brand which aims to empower men and women to play with their range. Their selection of products are seriously to die for and as for the quality, it really lives up to my expectations. Some popular products from the range includes their best selling Beyond Powder (the most perfect illuminator/highlighter) as well as their Skin Base Foundation (which helps you to create the perfect complexion). 

To begin your Christmas shopping, make sure to head over RY to check it out now! 

Here are some of my beauty favourites by Illamasqua... 

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Hydra Veil / Hydrating Gel 

This product is packed with moisturising, anti-wrinkle and anti-ageing features which leaves your skin looking more radiant, fresh and youthful. This hydrating gel can be used as a primer or make-up base for your foundation and overall makeup. I feel that it leaves your skin feeling well hydrated which is so important if you want to create that smooth and flawless look with your makeup. 

The Hydrating Gel comes in a 30ml pot as well as a gel like form. When it comes to applying the hydrating gel onto the skin, make sure you follow it through with your regular foundation and concealers. This will help to prepare your skin so that your makeup lasts all day long. 



Liquid Lip Lure in shade Dusk 

How about a long lasting lip colour that offers a semi-gloss for the lips? The Lip Lure glides on smoothly and provides a beautiful shade. I love the shade "Dusk" as it's perfect for a romantic date or even dinner with the girls. It's not too dramatic looking which is great and it's definitely something I'd wear on the weekends. Overall, the colour payoff is absolutely amazing and so worthwhile trying out.


Beyond Powder in shade OMG 

The only words I can look to describe the Beyond Powder is WOW! Check out this highlighter/illuminator and how gorgeous it looks. If you want to add a warm hue to your overall complexion, you're going to love this powder as it allows for a natural and radiant glow. 

The powder is super lightweight and it glides on so effortlessly onto the skin using a highlighter brush. This is truly a highlighting powder not to be missed. 




Neutral Eyeshadow Palette 

This four eyeshadow palette contains four lovely shades being Vintage (an antique gold shade), Stealth (a creamy buttermilk shade), Obsidian (a rich dark chocolate brown shade) and Wolf (a rich black). This is the perfect palette to create a smokey eye look. 



Gel Sculpt in shade Silhoutte 

This is an easy to use formulation when it comes to blending out your foundation. Similar to a foundation stick, it works to contour your cheeks, etc. leaving you with more of sculpted look. 


Skin Base 

I was really excited to try the Skin Base out by Illamasqua as it's an award winning product. What makes it so special is that it's super lightweight and blends easily on the skin. As for suitability, it's made for all skin types out there. The foundation definitely helps to create a smooth "canvas" for your skin, preparing it for the next stage. Thanks to Vitamin C and E, it's the perfect skin booster. 

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Will you be looking to check out your favourite products by Illamasqua? 


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

MY TOP SUN PROTECTION FAVOURITES FOR THIS SUMMER FEATURING NEUTROGENA


This holiday season, for those looking to relax down at the beach, on a boat or wherever...always look to rely on a trustworthy brand of sunscreen. 

Protecting the skin is essential if you're wanting to maintain healthier and clear looking skin. So remember to slip, slop and slap with the ultimate and good quality sun-protection products for this summer. 

Here are my top sun protection favourites by Neutrogena: 


Ultra Sheer Fluid 

This sunscreen focuses on a water-like texture that easily blends over the skin. What I love about the Ultra Sheer Fluid is that it absorbs really quickly and doesn't leave a greasy behind which is ideal when it comes to applying on sunscreens. It leaves you with a non-shiny finish where the skin really feels soft and clean. 

I've been really utilising the Ultra Sheer Fluid as an everyday sunscreen which is great for upcoming summery days and hot, humid conditions. Furthermore it's oil-free and will not clog the pores which is also great to know. If anything...it's like not wearing sunscreen at all! 

Available now nationwide in pharmacies, RRP $19.99 


Beach Defence, Water + Sun, Barrier Spray 

This is a water and sun barrier sunscreen spray by Neutrogena which offers a high broad spectrum of SPF 50+. When applied, it helps to form a barrier to defend against harsh summer elements with stabilised HELIOPLEX technology which offers a high SPF 50+ protection. For a lightweight sun barrier spray, it's so perfect for the beach and summer! 

Available in-stores nationwide in pharmacies, RRP $14.99 


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Will you be looking to protect your skin for this summer? 


Monday, November 27, 2017

LIMITED EDITION SALON CHROME KITS HAVE ARRIVED BY SALLY HANSEN


These AMAZING chrome kits by Sally Hansen are finally here...

There are five shades available from the range being, Rose Gold (RRP $24.95), Peacock (RRP $24.95), Holographic (RRP $44.95), Gunmetal (RRP $44.95), and Mermaid (RRP $44.95). Go home and go chrome ladies! 

The kit comes with: 
1 x Chrome Powder, 
1 x Special Effect Top Coat,
1 x Applicator, 
1 x Miracle Gel Blacky O Nail Colour and, 
1 x Miracle Gel Top Coat 

Now you can try to achieve sexy chrome like nails right home. I have to say that it takes patience and practice to get it right the first time. Also, the holographic effects definitely look spectacular on the nails once you get it right! 

Here are the easy steps:
  • Look to apply two thin coats of Miracle Gel in Blacky O 
  • Dip included Applicator into Chrome Powder, rub a small amount onto surface of nail in a back forth motion using light pressure; watch effect appear!
  • Apply one thin coat of Special Effect Top Coat & allow to completely dry for 5 minutes.
  • Seal with one coat of the Miracle Gel Top Coat


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Check out the video below: 


Youtube video by Sally Hansen - Hannah Rox It 


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These will be available from 1st December 2017 at Priceline, Chemist Warehouse and a selected pharmacies nationally (for those living in Australia) for a limited time only. If you're from another country, do check out Sally Hansen's official website. 

Sunday, November 26, 2017

EAT CLEAN & LIVE WILD WITH THESE DELICIOUS VEGAN RAW BARS BY AUSTRALIAN SUPERFOOD


If you're after a new healthy raw bar as a morning/afternoon snack that's free from added sugars, preservatives, etc. I've been loving these from Australian Superfood. 

These raw bars by Australian Superfood are definitely a favourite and not to be missed guys. I'm a huge snacker when it comes to granola, fruit or nut bars - but sometimes having too much of it can be unhealthy as they're full of added sugars and preservatives. But it's time to eat cleaner with summer being just around the corner - which is why I highly recommend these raw bars if you're looking for a change in your snacks. 

With these delicious raw bars by Australian Superfood, they're super tasty and definitely keep me fuelled for hours. I would say that they're similar to protein balls, but just in the form of a bar which is great because you can purchase a box and leave it in your pantry, at the office or in your handbag. 

They're really full of natural flavours and most importantly, they're 100% natural and free from any preservatives, artificial colours or flavours. Also, they're free from added sugars, dairy and gluten. 

The raw bars by Australian Superfoods is available via their official website here

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Check out their range of raw bars below... 


Lemon Seed Wonder Raw Bar, with Lemon Myrtle & Finger Lime 


Ancient Rainforest Berry Raw Bar, with Riberry & Davidson Plum 


Wattleseed Husk Cacao Raw Bar, with Coconut & Wattleseed 


Desert Tribe Tropical Raw Bar, with Quandong & Kakadu Plum 

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Have you tried any other raw bars before? 

Saturday, November 25, 2017

LIMITED EDITION FACE HALO GOLD PACKAGING FOR THE HOLIDAYS & GIVEAWAY


There's no need for harsh makeup removers because with the Face Halo, all you need is just water. 

For the Limited Edition Face Halo Gold Packaging, it comes in a convenient pack of three as well as a Face Halo Laundry bag. If you're after a new makeup remover that doesn't leave your eyes stinging, then you may be interested in checking out the Face Halo out. It works with either hot or cold water and basically the fiber strands help to loosen makeup, oil and dirt on your face. Your skin will be literally left looking clean and fresh. Of course if you wish to follow this with your regular skincare routine, then you can also do so.  There's no need to rub or tug at your skin because with the Face Halo, you're simply wiping the Face Halo across your face to remove the makeup. 

The face halo comes with satin edges and basically it comes with fiber strands which allows you to see all of the makeup coming off your skin. 

Overall, I love using the Face Halo to wipe off all of my makeup because it's so much easier and it's less abrasive on the skin. There are no chemicals or any harsh ingredients used which is ideal for those with sensitive skin. It really gets deep into the pores and I was really surprised by the results after using it. Before trying the Face Halo out, I was unsure about whether it would be effective but surprisingly, the results really impressed me. All you need is the Face Halo and some hot/cold water to remove your makeup effectively. 

Availability: 
  • The Gold Limited Edition Face Halo packs are only available in November/December. 
  • RRP $28.00, but it's currently on sale for $25.00.  
  • For more information, head over to Face Halo's official website here.  

Source image: Face Halo 

Featuring the Face Halo Make up removers. 


The Limited Edition Gold packaging of Face Halo. 

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Now for the GIVEAWAY time...

 

I've teamed up with Face Halo and will be giving away 2 x Limited Edition Gold Packs by Face Halo. In order to win, you need to have an Instagram account. 

Here are the rules to enter: 
  1. Follow @facehalo & @Livvvybaby 
  2. Like this post
  3. Comment below on the Instagram image as to how you will be spending Christmas! 
  4. Australian residents ONLY 
The competition will run from 25/11/17 to 28/11/17 at 11.59 EST. Winners will be selected at random and notified via Instagram DM on 29/11/17.

Disclaimer: This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram. 

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Have you entered my contest? 


Friday, November 24, 2017

SKINCARE REVIEW FOR DRY SKIN: COMPLEX8 MOISTURISING SERUM BY C2 SKIN - MADE FOR ALL AGES AND SKIN TYPES

Want to hear more about a moisturising serum that works for all ages and skin types? I've been loving the Complex8 Moisturising Serum by C2 Skin. 
Find out why below. 

There's now a moisturising serum that's completely free of nasties being parabens, petrocheicals, metals, synthetic fragrances, colours, dyes, etc. The Complex8 Moisturising Serum by C2 Skin is Australian made and owned. 

When I first tried out the moisturising serum, I found that it absorbed very quickly and well on my skin. It does effectively moisturise any dry bits on your skin and if you have sensitive skin, this is the perfect moisturising serum. It's such a light and non-oily type of moisturising serum that doesn't leave a greasy feeling behind which is ideal. (You don't want your face or body moisturiser feeling sticky after application).

It's suitable for the face and body - and if you're after that extra hydration, either the spray or serum form is the way to go. I've opted for the moisturising serum as personal preference and I feel that serums better on the skin. It's perfect for those who have just had laser resurfacing, IPL, microdermabrasion, skin needling, skin peels, skin whitening and electrolysis. 

What essentially draws me to the product is that it's Australian made and owned. It doesn't contain any nasties which is so ideal when it comes to skincare products. Furthermore, it's not tested on animals. 

The moisturising serum is available in either a 50ml airless spray or airless pump. 
It RRP $66 which is available C2 skin's official website here


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How are you looking to keep your skin hydrated? 

Thursday, November 23, 2017

TRYING OUT PURE, BENEFICIAL & SAFE TO USE SKINCARE PRODUCTS FEAT. ARBONNE'S RE9 ADVANCED ANTI-AGEING RANGE


There are skincare products that are pure, safe and beneficial such as Arbonne's latest RE9 Advanced skincare range...that's not to be missed. 

It has taken three years for Arbonne to develop their latest RE9 Advanced skincare line, which incorporates Sustainable Orange Stem Cells which means that it helps your skin to look more rejuvenated and youthful. With the cleaner formulas contained in these products, it means that they're able to deliver even better results for your skin. Also, they're formulated without animal-derived ingredients, PEGs or any synthetic fragrances which is great to know. Majority of the ingredients contained in these products are more botanically based. 

Recently I tried out their Smoothing Facial Cleanser and Corrective Eye cream. I thought I'd give them both a try because I was curious to see what their clean and botanical ingredients were all about. I'm constantly trying out different eye creams to see what works and what doesn't. 


RE9 Advanced Smoothing Facial Cleanser, RRP $69 

This facial cleanser contains a pearlescent crème formula which creates a light foam to wash away any dirt, oil and impurities on the skin. It also contains a plant-derived moisturiser in it as well which means it leaves your skin feeling really hydrated and super soft after cleansing.

I felt that this product didn't strip my skin or leave it feeling dry which is amazing to know. Ideally when it comes to skincare, I always look for products that don't dry out the skin or leave it looking flaky, dull and dehydrated. As for its fragrance, it doesn't have any harsh or strong smell at all which is ideal for those who are fussy about fragrant products. If anything it smells close to a natural botanical type of scent. This facial cleanser is made for all skin types to use including sensitive skin and really looks to give your skin an effective cleanse. 

Although this cleanser is placed on the more pricey end of the scale, it really looks to do a thorough job removing all of the impurities from your skin. 

RE9 Advanced Corrective Eye Cream, RRP $85 

If you're looking for an eye cream that deeply hydrates the eye area and helps to reduce the appearance of fine line, the RE9 Advanced Corrective Eye cream may be ideal for you. I tried this eye cream for about a few weeks and already found that it helped to provide a great level of moisturisation as well as reduce the appearance of puffiness and dark circles. (If you want to rid the appearance of dark circles and eyebags, using an eye cream such as the RE9 Advanced by Arbonne, will definitely help your situation). 

Results showed after about five days of using this eye cream, considering that I used it twice a day. With continued use of the corrective eye cream, you can look to expect the eye areas to look more radiant and youthful looking. (Say goodbye to tired looking eyes!) 

For more information, you can look to check out Arbonne's official website here

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Have you tried out any of the above products by Arbonne? 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

A NEW FRAGRANCE FOR WOMEN FEATURING VIVA LA VITA BY AVON


Look to live life to the fullest with this long-lasting crisp apple fragrance infused with mimosa essence and warm sandalwood by AVON. 

If you love crisp and fresh apple scents infused mimosa and creamy sandalwood, then you might take an interest with the latest fragrance by AVON featuring their Eau De Parfum, Viva La Vita. I would say that this fragrance is more on the floral and fruity side which is great as an everyday scent, and especially if you love your floral and sweet scents. It definitely reminds me of a fresh bouquet of flowers and it's nice to spritz this on for a lovely Spring day. 

Fragrance Notes 
Top notes: Crisp Pink Apple, Mandarin and Pink Grapefruit 
Middle notes: Rose petals, French Mimosa Essence and Magnolia 
Base notes: Vanilla Bean, Sandalwood and Cashmere Wood 

Overall, I just love this fragrance as it can be layered up with another scent if you're feeling creative. The Eau De Parfum by AVON also makes a great gift idea for Christmas coming (friends/family) as it only RRP $54.99 via Avon's official website. For a limited time only, it's currently on sale for $45 via their online store so make sure to get in quick. 


Featuring the eau de parfum, Viva La Vita by AVON 

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Have you tried any scents by AVON? 


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

HOW TO RID DANDRUFF USING PRODUCTS RICH IN ACTIVE INGREDIENTS & FREE FROM NASTIES FEAT. ORGANIC AND VEGAN BRAND, INSIGHT HAIR PROFESSIONAL


INSIGHT Hair Professional is a new haircare brand I recently came across. Their products are based on organic ingredients and are free from nasties. 

INSIGHT stock a range of treatment products which can be tailored for all hair types to create your own daily ritual of beauty and wellness. INSIGHT is a new organic and vegan range that has just launched in Australia. It's a one of a kind salon exclusive range that's 100% made in Italy and are made without any nasties including SLS, SLES, Mineral Oils, Silicon, Paraben or any Colorants. 

They offer an Anti-Dandruff range consisting of their Purifying Shampoo and Treatment, of which I tried out because I'm occasionally finding specks of dry flakes on my scalp. I came across some of their research where Eley laboratories studied a treatment that combines an advanced technology to the properties of natural extracts for a sebum-balancing, purifying and refreshing action. 

Also, for a deep nourishment and intense brightness for your hair, I would recommend their Rejuvenating Mask which falls under their Antioxidant range. It smells of fresh botanicals if you were wondering! 

Here's a breakdown of the products I used to rid my dandruff: 


Anti Dandruff, Purifying Shampoo, INSIGHT 

This shampoo contains antibacterial and fortifying properties which works to purify any unwanted dandruff on your hair scalp. The fact that it has an antiseptic and soothing effect on any irritated skin is amazing to know. If anything it's a really gentle shampoo to use and works incredibly well in helping you to rid dandruff, period. It even smells amazing and if I could describe it as something, I would say it's similar to a musky and fresh scent. 


Anti Dandruff, Purifying Treatment, INSIGHT 

So right after shampooing your hair, you'd proceed with massaging the Purifying Treatment over the scalp for at least once a day (for 2/3 consecutive weeks). To really achieve a successful outcome, you'd have to really stick to the ritual daily. As for the overall scent it's not too powerful which is ideal for a treatment that you're going to pop on your scalp. This is a wonderful active treatment to use if you're looking to fight dandruff. 


Antioxidant, Rejuvenating Mask, INSIGHT

And as previously mentioned, I've been loving this Rejuvenating Mask from INSIGHT's Antioxidant range. It works to give your hair a deep nourishment and intense brightness. Hair feels smoother and stronger which is always needed when your hair is looking a tad dull, dry and brittle. Once in a while, it's great to give it some rejuvenation. 

Overall, I truly enjoyed trying out this organic haircare range. I felt that it did a decent job in looking to get rid of my dandruff which is amazing. It doesn't have any harsh chemical smell to it which is ideal and with continued use, you can expect to be dandruff-free. 

All of the above mentioned products are available via http://www.cosmoservice.com.au/home/insight-professional/ 

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What's your tips on ridding dandruff?