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Wednesday, January 31, 2018


I challenged myself to experience the active/non-active cleansing difference by checking out the new medical skincare brand, Dermaenergy. 

The Dermaenergy skincare range is 100% Australian made and owned. It features light, non-comedogenic products that combine ATP with active ingredients for fast and long-lasting results. It's ideal for those with oily skin, acne-prone skin and those concerned about ageing too.  

I tried out both of their cleansers 'Clean with Envy' (Non Active) and 'A Mean Clean' (Active, AHA-based cleaner, to see what the difference was between the two. Of course both products look to give of an effective cleanse, but it all comes down to what skin type you have. 

For example 'Clean with Envy' which is a non-active cleanser, is made for all skin types to use as it's super gentle and luxurious. It foams up really nicely and you can tell it works to lift away and dirt from underneath the skin. I would use this cleanser twice a day (AM and PM) to really ensure that I'm cleansing my skin thoroughly on a daily basis. It's not as potent as 'A Mean Clean', but it does the job in looking to give you a cleansed complexion. 

As for their 'A Mean Clean' it features an active AHA-foaming formula which instantly looks to lift dirt, grime and oil from the skin - giving you a glowing skin complexion. This product is made for those with skin concerns such as acne and ageing. As I am getting the occasional acne, this product is well suited for my skin as it leaves my complexion looking more radiant after cleansing. 

After 10-days of using both of these cleansers by Dermaenergy, I've noticed my skin to clear up gradually which is amazing. I do use their Dermabrush when cleansing my skin because I've found that it has helped to lift dirt/oil for more of a thorough cleanse. (So the trick is to cleanse using a cleansing brush or silicone brush). Overall, my complexion is looking more radiant and refreshed all thanks to the Dermaenergy range.  

Where for purchase:
  • The products 'Clean with Envy' and 'A Mean Clean' can be purchased via their official website here


Have you tried out the cleansers as mentioned above? 

Monday, January 29, 2018


Look to customise your perfect look with a range of custom liquid face colours by Mirenesse. 

Make up your mind as to how you'd like to create your individual look. With the new releases of the 10 Collagen Cushion Collection by Mirenesse, you can now look to customise it accordingly to what you prefer. 

With these new cushions...you can choose to use it alone, mix it up or simply be experimental. The trick is to blend and layer on each cushion until you're satisfied with your overall look. 

What you'll find about each cushion is that they're infused with a full bottle of "Beauty of the Night" Japanese Flower Serum (which happens to contain 36 micro-nutrients) which delivers a whole heap of hydration, anti-ageing protection as well as daily collagen repair for your skin. Furthermore, these foundations provide a medium coverage which is totally buildable too. Also, there's no need to touch up throughout the night which is also a plus for me. 

These cushions are super compact, come with a sponge applicator and mirror, making them perfect for travelling on the go. If you're after some waterproof makeup that makes your skin glow and look flawless, then you definitely need to get your hands on any of the 10 Collagen Cushion Collection by Mirenesse. 

Here are some picks from the Mirenesse 10 Collagen Cushion Collection: 
  • Tone Correcting Primer, RRP $55 
  • 10 Collagen Cushion Airbrush Liquid Foundation, RRP $55 
  • Face Glow Cushion, RRP $55 
  • Lift & Tint Cushion Blush (Nude or Peony), RRP $49 
All of the products as mentioned are available through their official website here. 


Have you tried any of the above by Mirenesse? 

Sunday, January 28, 2018


Make everyday a good skin day. Herbs + Heart have created a new movement in green beauty called 'sophisticated simplification.' 

In order to achieve a healthy and radiant complexion, you need to find the right products that work for your skin. Herbs + Heart practices 'sophisticated simplification', where they have created a Face Mud that looks to cleanse, exfoliate and hydrate the skin within minutes. The Face Mud (RRP $35.99) contains and earthy blend that works to give you a more nourished and hydrated skin complexion. 

There are three main ingredients in the Face Mud being Makuka Honey, Orange Peel and Sandalwood. Essentially it works as a 3-in-1 mask which would be perfect for an at home spa facial. If you're after an express 'Spa Facial', leave the Mud Mask on your skin for about 2-3 minutes until the product has fully absorbed. Next, rinse off and pat dry with a towel. You'll start to feel how supple and refreshed your skin is. My complexion felt clearer and cleaner and it's amazing what an organic face mud mask can do for your skin. 

As for Herbs + Heart, they're a cruelty-free brand that uses only ethically sourced ingredients and their products are fully recyclable. 

Available for purchase via their official website here

A closer look at The Face Mud by Herbs + Heart 

Image source: Herbs + Heart 

Image source: Herbs + Heart 


Who here loves spa facials at home? 

Saturday, January 27, 2018


Active organic beauty is the safer way to nurture, refine and protect your skin. 

I recently tried out a brand new, innovative and active skincare range called SCOUT's Nutraceutical Super Food collection. Some of their products include, 'The Super Fruit Exfoliating Wash-Off' which is perfect for removing makeup; 'The Balance & Replenish Light Moisturiser' as well as the 'Vitamin C Brightening Serum'. Each of the products have been formulated and manufactured in Australia, where they contain many active ingredients (such as Vitamin B3, Peptides, Hyaluronic Acid and natural AHA's) that help leave your skin looking refreshed, hydrated and healthier looking once again. 

Here's a little sneak peek of my thoughts on the range so far... 
  • Cleanse - I have been washing my skin using the Super Fruit Exfoliating Wash-Off Cleanser by Scout Cosmetics, RRP $34.95, which contains Blueberries, Grape Skin & Acai. I felt that it was very gentle for a cleanser and it even smelt refreshing and fruity. It works as a powerful cleanser to smooth the skin as well as reduce wrinkles by stimulating collagen production. With continued use of this cleanser, I can definitely anticipate my skin to look fresher and more youthful. 
  • Moisturise - Next I'd apply the Balance & Replenish Light Moisturiser, RRP $39.95 which contains Calendula, Red Mandarin & Pumpkin. It's so light for a moisturiser which is why it's perfect as a makeup base too. Otherwise, you can just use this as part of your regular skincare routine. I felt that this moisturiser looked to soothe out any redness or irritations on my skin which is great if you tend to get a little redness from time to time. As a moisturiser, it's more suited to those with oily, combination to normal skin as either a day or night time moisturiser. 
  • Balance - You can choose to use the serum either before or after you apply your moisturiser. It all depends on what suits your skin better of course. I checked out the Vitamin C Brightening Serum, RRP $45.95, which really looks to deliver more of a radiant and youthful glow to your overall appearance. Both the Kakadu Plum extract and Vitamin C, combine to protect your skin from radical damage as well as brighten up your skin. My skin definitely felt more plump and hydrated after using this serum which is amazing because I've been looking for a product that's full of active ingredients that work. 

Overall, I really enjoyed using these products as my everyday routine. With just three products to follow through for everyday, it definitely suited my lifestyle. For a Superfood skincare range, I'm quite impressed with the active ingredients and formula of it all. My skin looks so much clearer and I would recommend the range if you're looking for products that work!

All of the products as mentioned above is available via Scout Cosmetics' official website here. 


Have you tried any skincare products from Scout Cosmetics? 

Friday, January 26, 2018


The Superfood Infused Beauty range by Raww contains WildBerry Harvest Coconut water as well amazing superfoods. 

What makes the ingredients as mentioned so unique is that for the, WildBerry Harvest, it's a unique blend of three exotic super-berries where it's found only in the Australian outback being Pepperberry, Riberry and Muntries. These berries have been clinically proven to provide long term skin hydration so that your skin glows all round. There are no nasty toxins contain in the skincare products which is even better news. 

Also, Coconut Water is one of the other main ingredients of their skincare range and it's no wonder why we all love it. It's rich in nutrients and electrolytes which helps to increase hydration and helps to maintain healthy looking skin. 

Some of the new products by Raww Australian Organics which I've tried out includes: 
  • Superfood Infused Beauty, Remove-Me Micellar Cleansing Water - This is perfect for removing any makeup and excess oils on your skin. It contains Witch Hazel and Kakadu Plum which helps to leave your skin looking refreshed and cleansed. 
  • Superfood Infused Beauty, Activate-Me Face Moisturiser - I really enjoyed using this moisturiser as it's super lightweight and really looks to hydrate your skin. It contains Kakadu Plum and Goji Berry which helps to firm the skin as well as improve the signs of ageing on the skin. I love the scent of this moisturiser as it's almost sweet just like honey. 
  • Superfood Infused Beauty, Purify-Me Gentle Cleanser - This cleanser is infused with coconut, vanilla and lime which smells beautiful and addictive. It definitely helped to cleanse and condition my skin all at the same time. 
  • Superfood Infused Beauty, Nourish-Me Hand & Nail Cream - As for their hand and nail cream, it smells just like the cleanser. It helps to provide a deep hydration level for the skin which is perfect for everyday where our hands can get dry. 


The Raww range is available via their official website here.

Have you tried any products from the Raww range. 

Thursday, January 25, 2018


I'll be getting my mani on for this long weekend, so make sure to stay tuned on my Instagram, to see which look I will be rocking through my social media. 

My favourite shade has got to be "Pink" so I'm definitely feeling the "Fuschia" vibes, such as 530 Back to Fuschia (Complete Salon Manicure) and 290 Pampered in Pink (Color Therapy), by Sally Hansen.

 530 Back to Fuschia - Sally Hansen 

290 Pampered in Pink - Sally Hansen 

For more information regarding the Sally Hansen range, you can head over to their official page here. 


What nail shade will you be rocking? 

Tuesday, January 23, 2018


If you're looking for some natural and organic makeup to wear during the summer, be sure to keep on reading...

Scout Cosmetics stock a wide range of natural and organic makeup products which allows you to create a light makeup look. If you're after a classic cat-eye, then the liquid eyeliner may be an option. It allows you to line a light classic-cat eye flick. It's not heavily pigmented as you would imagine, but if you're looking for that bare minimum makeup look, that's your best bet. It has a silky formula and a pointed wand for easy application. 

Next on the list is the Scout Cosmetics Lipstick in Destiny - which is totally the perfect shade to celebrate in style with. It's such a nourishing lipstick and is made to be non-drying which is amazing and is a must-have for me. This shade is almost natural looking if you're aiming for a light wear look. 

Last but not least, for a breathable nail polish, I'd highly recommend the Scout Cosmetics Eco-luxe Breathable Nail polish in shade 'Don't lose my number', because you can't go wrong with chic looking nail shade. It offers vibrant looking nails as well as having a breathable formula to it as well. 

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


Have you tried any products from Scout Cosmetics? 

Monday, January 22, 2018


My new year's resolution is to stay active and healthy all year round. 

I first discovered Bondi Beach Tea Co to see what it could do for my bloating issues, featuring 'The Bondi B-Slim detox 14 Program'. As I'm a huge tea lover, I couldn't see why I wouldn't enjoy their range as well. What I learned about specially crafted detox teas is that they don't contain any laxatives or preservatives, which means it contains all natural products which help to detoxify your digestive system. It's definitely not a weight loss gimmick if that's what you were thinking, and I truly feel that their detox teas do help to some degree - considering that you thoroughly follow through the 14 days as planned. 

After my 14 week program, I've never felt so much better and less bloated. I can definitely say that I have a better digestive system than before. My skin looks clearer and glowing which is amazing to know. 

Some benefits you'll reap from drinking their detox and colon cleanse range include: 
  • Better digestive system 
  • Reduced bloating 
  • More energy 
  • Boost in immunity 
  • Fat burning 
  • More vibrant looking skin 
  • Feeling clearer and lighter
  • Lower inflammation and acid in the body 

As for how many cups of the tea I'd consume a day, it would be approximately 2 cups (1 in the morning and 1 in the afternoon). Also, I do take 1 cup of the Colon Cleanse Tea in the evening on the same day. Therefore, this gives me a total of about 4 cups of tea per day whilst being on the 14-day program. 

Where to purchase: 


Have you tried any detox teas that have worked for you? 

Sunday, January 21, 2018


Look to reveal a fresh, bright-eyed and well rested complexion. 

Wrinkles Schminkles have just launched their newest addition to its Medical Grade Silicone skincare patches, featuring their Single Eye Lift & Smoothing Kit, RRP $20. Essentially, it's an anti-ageing product that looks to use 100% Medical Grade Silicone, where it helps to treat and prevent the formation of lines, wrinkles and dark circles around the eye area. If you're looking to banish dark circles, then this particular product may help to reduce the appearance of tried looking eyes. 

Furthermore, what I love about these adhesive pads is that they cannot cause any wrinkles or creases because the Silicone Pads are kept in one place comfortably and securely. Also, I found that they actually look to increase blood flow which in effect stimulates collagen, which looks to soften the wrinkles while you sleep. 

Wrinkles Schminkles are now available via its official website here, and at selected spas, salons and retailers nationally.


Have you tried out any of the products by Wrinkles Schminkles? 

Saturday, January 20, 2018


Look to enjoy an iced coffee and beat the summer heat, with the new limited edition Nespresso on Ice range. 

You can now look to enjoy an iced coffee on your balcony or by the poolside, with a delicious refreshment by Nespresso featuring their Nespresso on Ice range. It's available for a limited time only so you better hurry and get your hands on them while stocks last. 

There are two crafted limited edition coffee blends which delivers a full refreshment and coffee taste to it, being the 'Intenso on Ice' and 'Leggero on Ice'. (My preference has to be the Intenso on Ice because it has more of a stronger taste...which is so perfect for my tastebuds). 

As for the overall intensity of the capsules, I used two Ristretto servings (2 x 25ml), which gave my iced coffee a bit more of an intense taste to it, topped with cold milk and ice cubes. If you're keen to make some iced coffees at home, then you'll definitely be interested in checking out the Nespresso on Ice range. 

For more information, check out Nespresso's official website here


Are you an iced coffee fan? 

Friday, January 19, 2018


The Jojoba Company have created all natural skincare products that's made suitable for all skin types.  

If you're looking for a natural alternative set of skincare products, you may be interested in learning more about the products from The Jojoba Company. They contain 100% jojoba natural beads which make their products completely natural and look to deliver the much needed skin benefits such as hydrated skin, protection from the harsh sun rays and more. 

I tried out a few selections from the range being... 
  • Jojoba Bead Facial Cleanser, RRP $34.95 - This is a daily 2-in-1 cleanser which contains natural jojoba beads. It does a nice job in looking to exfoliate the skin, removing any dead skin cells on the surface and leaving your skin feeling smoother once again. I felt that this cleanser really left my skin feeling moisturised and hydrated which is perfect for a 2-in-1 cleanser as it offers twice the benefits. 
  • Pure Jojoba, RRP $19.95 - The Jojoba is 100% natural and is full of vitamins and antioxidants which are so good for the skin. It works to deeply moisturise the skin as well as balancing out its natural oils. I love to use this product onto the dry areas of my body as it leaves it feeling so hydrating the day after. It's also essential for the cuticles, face, hair, hands and lips. Simply massage the Jojoba oil onto any dry parts and work this into the skin, hair, etc. 
  • Protective Day Cream, RRP $39.95 - Next, I enjoyed using this super lightweight Protective Day Cream for everyday. It contains a broad spectrum of SPF15+ which protects your skin from the UVA/UVB rays and it doesn't clog the pores which is amazing. You can either use it alone or underneath your makeup to protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun.

All of the products as mentioned above is available at your nearest Priceline store or via their official website here. 


Have you tried out any products from The Jojoba Company? 

Thursday, January 18, 2018


You'll be pleased to know that e.l.f Cosmetics is now available RY

Beauties...get ready for an affordable range of high performance makeup which is now available via RY. I first heard of the brand whilst visiting the United States and when I came back to Australia, it was difficult to get my hands on their latest releases. Thankfully, they're now available via RY which is very convenient and easy for me to shop for the latest releases by e.l.f Cosmetics. 

Furthermore, I really do enjoy using their products as they're definitely of high quality where it delivers a high payoff especially with their powders, foundations and blushes. Most importantly, their prices aren't ridiculous as compared to other high performance makeup brands. It's so much affordable and definitely would suit all those on a budget. 

Here are some top picks from their range (pictured above & below): 
  • Baked Highlighter 
  • Translucent Mattifying Powder 
  • Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder 
  • Hydrating Face Primer 
  • Best Friend Eyeshadow Duo 
  • Makeup Mist & Set 
  • Foundation Palette 
  • Intense Ink Eyeliner 
  • Ultimate Blending Blush 
  • Tinted Lip Oil 
  • 3-in-1 Mascara 
  • Eyeshadow "C" Brush


Have you tried any of the above e.l.f Cosmetics? 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018


A new year means a new skincare regime, all thanks to a range of Korean products from Style Story. 

During the holiday season, I managed to change up my skincare routine with a selection of some Korean skincare products. If you're curious to get your hands on any of these products as mentioned in the post, you can do so by visiting Style Story's official website here. I love my Korean skincare products because for me personally, their products work well on my skin and their formulas and packaging always seem to exceed my expectations. 

Here is my daily skincare routine featuring the Korean products that I've used during the holiday period: 

Step 1: Cleanse the skin with B'LAB's I Am Sorry Just Cleansing Natural Cleansing Oil, RRP $32.95

So to remove all of my makeup, I enjoyed using the "I Am Sorry Just Cleansing Natural Cleansing Oil" by B-LAB. It's made for all skin types to use and for me it worked very well by removing all of my make-up. One thing that I quite liked about this cleansing oil is that it didn't leave behind any oily residue so that was perfect. I took this around with me when I was travelling and I have to say that it was the best thing ever for removing makeup, dirt, oil and other impurities on the skin. 

STEP 2: B-LAB I Am Sorry Just Cleansing Natural Cleansing Water, 
RRP $32.95

After cleansing off my make-up, I tried out the Just Cleansing Natural Cleansing water which looks to soothe and calm the skin. I felt that this cleansing natural water did a great job in looking to cleanse, soothe and moisturise the skin. After cleansing my skin using the Natural Cleansing Oil, I went another step further by ensuring that my skin felt extra cleansed and moisturised. This is an effective cleansing water for removing waterproof makeup whilst you're on the go. 

STEP 3: Soroci Soothing Skin Toner, RRP $24.95 

Next I tried out the Soroci Soothing Skin Toner which is essentially a gentle and natural toner for your skin. This product looks to leave your skin feeling really soft and dewy and it's great for those wanting to achieve a natural glow to their overall complexion. Furthermore, I noticed less oil sebum on my skin's surface after using this skin toner which also means that it minimises the appearances of the pores. 

STEP 4: Soroci EGF Essence, RRP $32.95 

Onto the next product, I tried the Soroci EGF Essence which is a nourishing and anti-ageing essence with star ingredients such as 'oligopeptide' known for its healing and restorative skincare benefits. I love the fact that it offers a whole heap of vitamins for your skin which leaves it feeling dewy and fresh. 

STEP 5: Elizavecca Milky Piggy Galactomyces 97% Serum, RRP $24.95

This serum works wonders on my skin and I felt that it left it feeling softer and brighter. It also contains an ingredient called Galactomyces (yeast extract) which is also contained in SKII's Facial Treatment Essence. The only difference between the two is that this serum is much affordable as compared to SKII's Facial Treatment Essence, and it contains 7% more of the yeast extract. What you'll find from using this serum overnight is that it looks to leave your skin looking and feeling more plump and softer feeling. 

STEP 6: Mizon All In One Snail Repair Cream,
 RRP $32.95

And last but not least, I tried out the Mizon All In One Snail Repair Cream which looks to hydrate, fight acne scars, blemishes as well as wrinkles. The snail repair cream uses a soft and gentle formula which leaves your skin well hydrated and moisturised. 


Have you tried any of these Korean skincare products? 

Let me know on your thoughts, 

Thursday, January 11, 2018


It's amazing to see what jellyfish complex can do for the skin such as revealing a refreshed complexion. 

Skin Therapy have brought out their award winning anti-ageing ingredient, Juveleven, along with their Eternal Jellyfish Complex skincare range. I looked to try out their Rejuvenating Gel Exfoliator as well as their DNA Miracle Creme. At first I was thinking...what jellyfish? No way? But be rest assured that the Jellyfish Complex contains potent levels of renewable marine collagen providing multifunctional skincare benefits that would leave you with a healthier and glowing complexion.

Check out some newbies by Skin Therapy below... 

DNA Miracle Creme, RRP $29.99  

This day and night treatment is made to reduce the signs of ageing. A great aspect about this cream is that it's made with no nasties i.e. parabens, GMOs, Phthalates as well as no animal testing. I've found that the DNA Miracle Creme works well to leave my skin feeling hydrated and renewed. I could definitely note an improved appearance in my skin's overall complexion. My skin was glowing after applying on the cream both day and night for an entire week. The Jellyfish complex really does prove to be effective and if you're after a product that helps to renew the skin, this is the one to look out for. 

Rejuvenating Gel Exfoliator, RRP $19.99 

The Rejuvenating Gel Exfoliator works to really polish and condition the skin, so that you're left with a smooth and radiant glow. I felt that this exfoliator did a decent job in looking to leave my skin feeling refreshed and clean. The exfoliating granules work to polish the skin as well as looking to prepare your skin for your serums and moisturisers. 

All of the products as mentioned are available from selected Woolworths and Coles nationwide. 


Have you tried any products from the Skin Therapy range? 

Friday, January 5, 2018


Get ready for summer with the latest newbies by the Essano Coconut Oil range
Peace, love & coconuts....that's all you need for this summer. With the latest new launch by Essano featuring their Coconut Oil, Certified Organic Gradual Tan and Coconut Oil Invigorating Body Scrub, they're a great combo in helping you to get your skin ready for this summer. In terms of price points, they're easily affordable at your nearest Priceline stores, Coles and Woolworths. The products smell so blissful and tropical which is amazing because it really gets you in the mood for summer (and cocktails). 

Here are my thoughts on their latest products: 

Essano Coconut Oil Invigorating Body Scrub,
 RRP $14.99

So before I actually apply on any of the gradual tan, I'd usually exfoliate the skin with a nice body scrub such as the Essano Coconut Invigorating Body Scrub. It works to smooth and refine the skin, buffing out any dead skin cells and impurities. I felt that this scrub worked quite well leaving my skin feeling smoother and softer. What's great about this body scrub is that's 100% microbead free and it contains coconut shell. It also contains frangipani, paw paw, coconut, argan and macadamia oils which all help to moisturise and hydrate the skin. 

Essano Coconut Oil, Certified Organic Gradual Tan, 
RRP $19.99 

For a nice and natural gradual tan, I've been loving Essano's Coconut Oil, Certified Organic Gradual Tan. It helps to build a natural glow which doesn't look too orange. It's a really fast absorbing product and there's less harsh smell for it which is ideal for a gradual tan. If anything it smells more of cocoa butter and coconut oil. 

For more information, head over to Essano's official website. 


Have you tried any of the above?