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Saturday, March 31, 2018

LOOK TO PRIME AND PREP THE LIPS WITH A DELICIOUS LIP SCRUB & KEEP YOUR BRUSHES CLEAN DESIGNER BRAND'S LATEST CITRUS BRUSH CLEANER


Here are the latest products by Designer Brands which you can now find on counters... 

From sugar based lip exfoliators to a citrus scented brush cleaner, these are just some essential beauty items that will keep you busy for this long weekend. Whether your lips are feeling a tad dry and flaky....or if your brushes are need of a clean, then make sure to keep on reading to learn about these latest newbies by Designer Brands


Keep Em' Klean Citrus Brush Cleaner, RRP $11.99 

For a quick brush cleaner, I've been trying out the Keep Em' Klean Citrus Brush Cleaner by Designer Brands (one of their latest new items to the market). This product is designed for no rinse which means you can essentially clean your brushes on the go or whilst you're travelling. This brush cleaner smells super citrus as it contains orange extract which is quite refreshing. Furthermore, it leaves your brushes smelling amazing as well as being clean for your next makeup application. 

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Get ready for more delicious lip scrubs that will leave your lips feeling so soft! 


Butter Up 


I Want Candy

Mad for Maple 


Mint to Be 


NEW LIP COCKTAIL LIP SCRUBS, RRP $9.99 

Now you can look to prep and prime your lips with these amazing new lip scrubs by Designer Brands. They're sugar based and come in four different flavours being I Want Candy, Mad for Maple, Butter Up and Mint to Be. With regular use of a lip scrub, you can say goodbye to flaky dry lips. These lips scrubs are designed to leave your lips with a smooth finish which makes it easier for your lipsticks/lip gloss to go on smoothly. 

From using these lip scrubs, what I love about these is that they leave you with no greasy residue which is ideal. It washes off easily and what better way to spend a few times a week to prep and prime for the lips! 

For more information regarding of the Designer Brand latest newbies, head over to their official website here. 

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I hope everyone is having an amazing long weekend and Easter break! 


Thursday, March 29, 2018

GET #OUAIADDICTED WITH THE VOLUME SPRAY BY OUAI, NOW AVAILABLE AT SEPHORA


If you want long-lasting lift for the hair, you definitely need to try the Volume Spray by OUAI...

The Volume Spray by OUAI is a weightless spray which helps you to bring more lift and bounce for your hair. It's made from no nasties or sodium chloride which is amazing. Most importantly it's cruelty free. I've been using this Volume Spray every few days or so for whenever I want that extra bounce and volume, without it feeling like it's weighing my hair down. It's seriously the best thing ever! 

What I love about this product is that it doesn't leave you with the 'crunchy' effect which is ideal when it comes to volume hair sprays. It smells so amazing and it really does look to amplify the volume when needed. There's no heavy feeling because it feels 100% lightweight - simply spray throughout towel dry hair and style as desired.  
As Jen Atkin says, "Volume spray is all about natural looking volume that lasts.
The Volume Spray by OUAI will be available at Sephora (Australia) stores very soon. For more information regarding more their products, check out https://theouai.com/


A highly must-have in your bathroom cabinet: Volume Spray by OUAI 

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Have you tried any products from the OUAI range? 

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

GET READY FOR BREATHABLE & WATER PERMEABLE NAIL POLISHES BY SCOUT COSMETICS


Scout Cosmetics introduces their innovative superfood nail collection which is infused with bamboo tree extract, broccolli and camelia seed oil...

That's right...you heard right...superfood infused formulated nail polishes which boosts your nail's health thanks to its super ingredients. Other benefits to using the nail polish included anti-fungal properties which essentially means your nails stay healthier for longer. Furthermore as the formulation contains a blend of superfoods, botanical extracts and essential oils which helps to stimulate nail growth and damage.  

After trying these out on my nails, I felt that it really looked to leave them feeling nourished, hydrated and revitalised. There definitely was a whole heap of shine and colour to my nails which is wonderful to know. The nail polishes are also cruelty free, vegan and made in Australia. There are no nasties contained in the range such as parabens. 

From March 2018, all of the existing shades across the Scout Cosmetics range will be revitalised with their superfood infused formulation. Plus, look to expect new shades to come which I'm so excited about! 

For more information regarding of the Scout Cosmetics range, head over to their official website here.

For this season, we are going to observe more neutral and darker shades trending such as the below from Scout Cosmetics: 


Invisible Touch 

This shade is perfect for an everyday look because it's neutral and simple. If you want to rock the 'nude' look for the nails, opt for a light tan or brown shade such as Invisible Touch by Scout Cosmetics. 


Losing My Religion 

This shade is perfect for a night out the with the girls. It's a super dark green shade with a hint of gold shimmer in it, which somewhat reminds me of the holiday season. 

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Have you tried out the new nail polishes by Scout Cosmetics? 


Monday, March 26, 2018

GET AMAZED BY THE LATEST MAGICAL BRUSH CRUSH LIMITED EDITION COLLECTION BY REAL TECHNIQUES


Get excited for the new Brush Crush collection by Real Techniques! 

Real Techniques have recently launched their Brush Crush Limited Edition Collection. It definitely reminds me of a unicorn inspired theme which definitely adds a sparkle to your morning makeup routine. The new brush range consists of luxurious soft bristles which feel really nice on the skin and perfect for helping you to create a flawless look. 

Each of these brushes are designed with a tapered handle in either a pink or purple glittery hue. The colour then fades at the bristles creating that soft unicorn magical look! Apart from its looks, these brushes are made to perform so that it helps to give you a smooth and seamless makeup application. 

From their latest range, there are seven new brushes as well as a Diamond shaped sponge which you've got to fall in love with. 


Here are some of my favourite brushes from the Brush Crush Limited Edition by Real Techniques 


#301 Foundation Brush, Brush Crush, RRP $27.99 

You're going to fall in love with its purple tapered handle! This rounded cut brush is perfect to use for to blend in your cream and liquid foundations. I love the how dense the bristles are which allows for an even and flawless application. As for the control of the brush, it feels super comfortable in the grip of my hands. 



#306 Kabuki Brush, Brush Crush, RRP $29.99 

Every beauty lover needs at least a Kabuki brush in their collection. The #306 Kabuki Brush is a large and rounded brush which is perfect for bronzers and highlighters. It's also a good over the face powder brush as it looks to cover more surface space. As for the handle, you'll notice how glitzy and pretty it looks! 


#304 Fan Brush, Brush Crush, RRP $22.99 

With the fan brush, it works so well for sweeping powders or your highlighters across your cheekbones for that glowing finish. The bristles feel so delicate and soft which makes it perfect for those after a quality and luxurious brush. 

All of the above mentioned Brush Crush brushes by Real Techniques are now available online via www.realtechniques.com.au or at Priceline stores. 

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Have you seen these brushes before? 

Sunday, March 25, 2018

TRIED & TESTED: TAKING A SPIN ON BAKING SODA INSPIRED SKINCARE PRODUCTS FEATURING BIORE



Looking after our skin doesn't have to be difficult...

I recently tried out some of Biore's skincare products to see what it could for my skin, featuring their Triple Action Toner, Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub and Baking Soda Pore Cleanser. Most of the Biore products are mainly focused at clearing out your pores and reducing breakouts, so if you're looking to revamp your skincare regime make sure you to keep on reading.

Here's what I thought of the below products by Biore: 


Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub, RRP $10.99 

The Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub works as a concentrated powder which foams up on contact with water. Next, it works to gently exfoliate the skin giving you a deep cleanse. This is where the baking soda absorbs into the pores and looks to break up oil and impurities. It leaves the skin feeling super clean and refreshed. Personally, I felt that it was a very gentle and effective exfoliator perfect for those wanting to refine their skin for the better. 



Baking Soda Pore Cleanser, RRP $10.99 

If you prefer your cleanser to be in an easy to use pump style, then you might like to consider the Baking Soda Pore Cleanser. This cleanser looks to gentle exfoliate the skin and really helps to clean the skin oil and dirt. If you're suffering from acne prone skin, the Baking Soda Pore Cleanser is an effective way to reduce the breakouts and keep your skin cleansed. 


Triple Action Toner, RRP $8.99

Last but not least, there is Triple Action Toner which is made for shiny, oily and blemish prone skin. It contains Witch Hazel and Salicylic Acid - which are both amazing ingredients for unclogging and tightening of the pores. I occasionally get blackheads but since using the Triple Action Toner, I've seen a reduced appearance in my blackheads which is amazing. 

Overall, with a revamped skincare routine I can really look to tailor my skin to the right products such as Biore. Fighting acne doesn't have to be that difficult! 

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Have you tried any of the Biore products as mentioned above? 

Thursday, March 22, 2018

TRIED & TESTED: THE AGELOC LUMISPA CLEANSING DEVICE BY NUSKIN


Look to cleanse your way to soft and more radiant looking skin. Recently, I made the switch to the ageLOC, LumiSpa cleansing device by Nu Skin. 

The ageLOC LumiSpa by Nu Skin looks to clear makeup, dirt and toxins delivering a more radiant and clearer complexion. The difference between other cleansing devices I've previously used is that the LumiSpa doesn't have a brush head. Instead, it has a silicone treatment head which feels super gentle is more hygienic surprisingly. 

On February 14 2018, Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. announced the official Australian and New Zealand launch of ageLOC LumiSpa, which is essentially a new dual-action skin care device that simultaneously delivers a skin-perfecting treatment and deep cleansing benefits to reveal smoother and softer looking skin within one use. 

Similar to a facial massage, the LumiSpa does many wonders in helping to deliver the much needed skin benefits including: 
  • Purifying the pores to cleanse away trapped dirt, oil and toxins, 
  • Renews the skin, 
  • Minimises the appearance of pores, 
  • Smooths the skin, 
  • Enhances the radiance of the skin, 
  • Gives you more of a refreshed and healthy complexion, 
  • Looks to increase the appearance of volume and density 

So to really get down to my thoughts about the LumiSpa, I really enjoyed cleansing my face with this device. The fact that the silicone brush heads are hygienic and smooth on the skin, it really makes my life easier. The brush heads come in normal or firm and I would say that they feel so much more gentle on the skin as compared to actual brush heads. The silicone brush heads come with a life of three months before you need to replace them. As for the actual cleansing device, it holds well in my hands which is great for optimal control. Also, it's waterproof and comes with a charging base making it handy to store on your bathroom cabinet. It's perfect to use whilst you're in the shower on even when you're taking a bath. 

After using the LumiSpa, I could definitely note a visible difference with my skin. My skin's texture felt so much smoother and radiant. It really helped to remove all of my makeup of my skin after a night out. It didn't leave my skin with any dry patches which is always great to know that it works for me. If you're on the lookout for a device that helps to deliver more than seven skin benefits, then I would highly recommend for you to check out ageLOC LumiSpa by Nu Skin. 

The ageLOC LumiSpa by Nu Skin device RRP $199 and you can visit here to check more information out. 



Featuring the ageLOC LumiSpa by Nu Skin 


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Are you excited to try out the new ageLOC LumiSpa? 


Monday, March 19, 2018

LOOK TO PROTECT YOUR SKIN WITH A DAILY TRUSTWORTHY SUNSCREEN BY HAMILTON


Did you know Australia has the highest rates of skin cancer in the world? 

Hamilton offers the highest level of protection with its SPF 50+ formulations. It is important to reapply sunscreen at least every two hours. Hamilton's Everyday Face sunscreen in SPF 50+ is compact and lightweight, where it's the perfect size to carry in your handbag. 

If you want to reduce the signs of fine lines and ageing, it's so important to focus on protecting your skin for everyday. I've been using the Everyday Face SPF 50+ by Hamilton as it comes with a high level of UVA and UVB broad spectrum. It's also very moisturising and has a sheet tint with a light matte formula - making it suitable for an everyday wear. Thanks to Aloe Vera and Vitamin E, this sunscreen works to keep your skin from becoming dry. If anything, it feels super moisturising and for a sunscreen this is a great benefit. 

Sunscreen should be applied 20 minutes before exposure to UV in order to create the intended protective barrier. It should be applied liberally and evenly to clean and dry skin. 


Hamilton's Everyday Face SPF 50+ 

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Have you checked out any products by Hamilton? 


Sunday, March 18, 2018

MY FAVOURITE AT HOME FACIAL MASKS FEATURING THE RUBBER MASK, MOIST LOVER BY DR JART ++ & MULTI-MASKING BENTO SET MASK TO PERFECTION BY SKIN INC


Facial masks are a great way to rejuvenate and replenish the skin. 

Once a week I would look to dedicate some "me" time by looking to give my skin some TLC with my favourite masks. Of the masks I've recently tried out, I have been so far impressed with the results that it has given to my skin. When your skin is feeling a little dull, dehydrated and dry sometimes it's best to use a facial mask that looks to give you more of a boost and moisture for the skin. 

The masks that I've tested out include the Rubber Mask, Moist Lover by Dr Jart+ and the Multi-Masking Bento Set Mask to Perfection (Facial In A Flash Mask Series) by Skin Inc. Both of these masks are currently or will be available at your nearest Sephora store in case you were wondering. Both brands are originated from Korea so you can ensure that only the best ingredients have been used for these facial masks. After all...Korea was first country to start off with these amazing facial masks.   

Here are my thoughts with each of the facial masks I've tried out: 


Rubber Mask Moist Lover by Dr Jart++ 

I know some of you may be even freaked out by the packaging at first, but believe me this is one moisturising mask to use on a regular basis! It's made for those with normal, combination, dry and sensitive type of skin. 

So this mask consists of two steps with one starting with the Rubber Mask Hydration Lover - Moist Intensive Ampoule Pack. Look to massage all of the product onto your face and let it absorb. Secondly, open the Moist Wrapping Rubber Mask and look to apply it onto your face. There will be two sections (i.e. top and bottom masks) where you would have to apply this directly over your face. 

What the mask does it that it looks to stimulate the delivery of actives into the skin while cooling for a radiant and healthy complexion. If your skin is suffering from dryness, redness, irritation, uneven texture and dullness, this mask will be effective in helping to reduce those effects. Thanks to its unique ingredients which is contained in the highly concentrated ampule serum and rubber mask, it's essentially designed to hydrate and soothe the skin for the better. 

After using this mask, I could note that my skin felt more softer, supple and dewy. It even feels super clean and pure. It really does look to deliver a whole heap of moisturising benefits to the skin thanks to the Green Seaweed extract, Vitamin C and minerals - which all help to keep your skin feeling balanced and supple. 

The Rubber Mask Moist Lover by Dr Jart++ is available at Sephora. 


Multi-Masking Bento Set Mask to Perfection, Skin Inc 


The Multi-Masking Bento Set Mask to Perfection by Skin Inc includes 1 x Soothe-N-Purity Black Gold Mask, 1 x Lines-Be-Gone Rose Gold Mask and 1 x Get Glowin® Platinum Mask. 

So essentially you would use the masks for these following benefits: 
  • Calming and detox
  • Anti-ageing and firming
  • Brightening and radiance 

Usually I would pop on a face mask when I notice that my skin is becoming dry, acne prone and simply dull looking. Now you can look to customise your masking regime all thanks to the Multi-Masking Bento Set Mask to Perfection, Skin Inc. Each of the face masks are infused with the Skin Inc Signature Serums including Vitamin A, B3 or C. Each of the hydrogel masks come with top and bottoms (so essentially halves) which means that you could mix and match to create a skincare solution that suits your skin condition. 

Overall, I love the mix and match concept because you're not just using one whole face mask. You can look to target certain areas with either a Calm & Detox mask or Anti-ageing & Lifting mask. 

The Multi-Masking Bento Set Mask to Perfection by Skin Inc, RRP $46 is available at Sephora

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Have you tried any of these masks out yet? 



Saturday, March 17, 2018

BOBBI BROWN X KIVA PRETTY POWERFUL POT ROUGE


Bobbi Brown is proud to announce they're partnering with Kiva, a global non-profit organisation that essentially helps low income women in over 80 countries to secure microloans and create better future for themselves. 





Introducing their best selling, multi-tasking formula is now available featuring the Limited Edition shade Pretty Powerful Pot Rouge... 

The Pretty Powerful Campaign for Women & Girls was founded in 2013 by Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, the Pretty Powerful Campaign for Women & Girls partners. 

Thanks to the their new Pretty Powerful Pot Rouge (Limited Edition), this has been created to honor their campaign to empower women and girls. Bobbi Brown is proud to make a $300,000 donation to Kiva, a global non-profit organisation that looks to assist low income women and girls in more than 80 countries so that they can look to secure microloans and create the future they deserve. 

Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 and based in San Francisco, with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Kiva celebrates and support people looking to create a better future for themselves, their families and their communities. Founded in 2005, Kiva is the world’s first online lending platform connecting lenders to entrepreneurs, enabling individuals to lend as little as $25 to create opportunity around the world. To date, Kiva has facilitated over $1.1B in microloans from 1.7 million lenders to 2.5 million borrowers across 85 countries with a repayment rate of 97%.

So you may be wondering how you can give? 
  • You can help to support Kiva by lending directly to woman or girl in a developing country. Once your loan is repaid, you can use the funds again and again. 
  • Also, by purchasing the Pretty Powerful Pot Rouge at all Bobbi Brown counters (i.e. selected Myer & David Jones counters, Bobbi Brown Studio Mosman and via www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com.au 



A little bit more about the best selling Bobbi Brown X Kiva Pretty Powerful Pot Rouge...

This multi-tasking formula looks to deliver a perfect and natural tint to the lips and cheeks. You can use to apply to the apples of your cheeks or create a natural look for the lips. This beautiful pot which features 'Pretty Powerful' at the front is perfect for your makeup bag. 

The Bobbi Brown x Kiva Pretty Powerful Pot Rouge is available here, RRP $50. 



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Will you be looking to check out the Bobbi Brown x Kiva Pretty Powerful Pot Rouge?



Thursday, March 15, 2018

BE WILD. BE BRIGHT. BE YOU! - WITH THE LIMITED EDITION SKINNY DIP MOISTURISING LIP BALM IN SUGAR PLUM FLAVOUR


For long lasting relief for dry chapped lips, I would like to introduce you to the Limited Edition Carmex Sugar Plum Unicorn Print Jar. 

Firstly, you can't fault the packaging of the Limited Edition Carmex Sugar Plum Unicorn Print Jar. I simply love the sparkly packaging along with the Unicorn print at the front of the jar lid. (It makes it all fun and exciting) 

This is an exclusive and limited edition jar, so if you're a fan of Carmex lip balm don't forget to get your hands on one of these babies. This lip balm will make your lips feel super smooth and moisturised. If there's one thing this lip balm reminds me of, it has to be of sweet candy. It's also highly addictive and I honestly cannot get enough of it for everyday. So if you tend to get dry lips from time to time, make sure to reach for a lip balm that leaves your lips feeling so hydrated. Also, the lip balm comes in SPF15 making it ideal for everyday wear and protection. 

For more information, visit Carmex's official website here.





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Are you ready to make your lips feel amazingly soft?