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Thursday, May 31, 2018

MOISTURISE WITH THE EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS BY MILK AND CO & LOOK TO REDUCE STRETCH MARKS


After a nourishing body care range that comes in the coolest packaging ever? 

I've recently come across Milk and Co for my everyday essentials such as their Revitalising Body Lotion and Body Scrub which are all very nourishing for the skin. The range which offers stimulating ingredients for the skin such as caffeine and black pepper. Their products are paraben free, vegan and made in Melbourne with 100% recyclable packaging, and have not been tested on animals. 

Here are some picks I've been loving by Milk and Co: 


Body Scrub, RRP $14.95 

This body scrub combines coconut shell, rosehip oil and turmeric which helps to maintain optimal skin health. This body scrub is amazing for exfoliating all of the dead skin cells on your skin and leaving you with smoother looking skin. Thanks to the rosehip and lavender essential oils, this body scrub smells so blissful and refreshing. It's a great way to pamper your skin with some much needed love. Also, if you suffer from stretch marks and scars, this is the perfect scrub to gradually reduce its appearance. 


Revitalising Body Lotion, RRP $19.95 

Next there's the Revitalising Body Lotion by Milk and Co, which contains natural antioxidants caffeine, black pepper and guarana which helps to stimulate blood circulation. Also, there are warming properties from the body lotion which looks to treat muscular aches and pains. 

Both of the Revitalising Body Lotion and Body Scrub is available via the Milk and Co official website here

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Have you checked out any of the Milk and Co products? 


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

GETTING UP CLOSE WITH THE LUXE EYE SHADOWS BY BOBBI BROWN (INCLUDING SWATCHES)


Get ready for the ultimate and rich pigmented eyeshadows by Bobbi Brown, featuring their Luxe Eye Shadow range. 

These Luxe Eye Shadow range by Bobbi Brown are an all-new, multidimensional metallic range of eyeshadows which looks beautiful and amazing. Its formula has been designed to give your eyes and instant incandescence. There are now three new lustre, metal and sparkle finishes which is ideal for different looks. The molten eyeshadows can be applied using a dry method which allows for more an impactful look or by using a damp brush - giving your eyes more of a liquid metal look. 

I found that the eyeshadows lasted more than 8 hours of wear, as well as being crease and fade proof. The fact that you can look to use a wet and dry application makes it fun to play with when it comes to achieving different looks, thanks to the rich lustre, metal and sparkle finishes. The colour payoff is definitely there as if offers an impactful look for the eyes. The eyeshadows have a smooth texture which consists of a hybrid formula which means that you get that nice, smooth and velvety texture that blends so easily. 

Furthermore, not only can these eyeshadows be used for an eye look but you can use the shimmery shades as a highlighter too. Multi-functional products are amazing when you know how to use them the right way! 

The Luxe Eye Shadow range is available at Bobbi Brown's official website here, RRP $55 AUD. 

                 

Featuring an array range of rich lustre, metal and sparkles.   


SWATCHES 


Swatches from the Luxe Eye Shadows by Bobbi Brown, 

From top to bottom: 

Posion Ivy 

Liquid Mercury 

High Octane 


Swatches from the Luxe Eye Shadows by Bobbi Brown, 

From top to bottom: 

Heat Ray 

Melting Point 

Moonstone 

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What do you think of the Luxe Eye shadows? 

Monday, May 28, 2018

PAMPERING TIME: TRYING OUT THE NEW DETOXIFYING CHARCOAL MASQUE BY LITTLE BLISS SKINCARE


When it comes to pampering, it's a must for me. 

At the end of the day, all I want to do is treat my skin to effective products whether it be an exfoliator, cleansing brush or even my favourite detoxifying charcoal masques. I decided to try out the all new 'Detoxifying Charcoal Masque' by a new skincare brand called Little Bliss Skincare, where they basically stock natural and plant based skincare products. 

So basically the masque works very easily, you'd simply mix one tablespoon of the masque powder into a mix of 1 tablespoon of warm water. Next, mix this in with raw honey so that you create this lovely masque mixture. Then, by using a face mask brush, apply this all over your face. Let the masque sit for about 10-15 minutes and look to remove using a damp face cloth. 

Overall, this masque really left my skin feeling cleansed and refreshed. I could definitely see an improvement with my skin within weeks of trying it out. I tend to get congested skin from time to time, so this was the perfect product to detoxify my skin. My pores were getting clearer and my skin looking much brighter. After using the masque, I would follow through using a moisturiser and serum to ensure that my skin stays really hydrated. I loved how it really helped to leave my skin feeling soft and supple afterwards. 

I'm really happy with the Detoxifying Charcoal Masque as it does an amazing job clearing up the skin. It's perfect for pampering days at home, because who doesn't love to relax and rewind with a face masque on. It helps to restore and balance the skin which is important if you're after glowing and healthy looking skin. 

In case you were wondering what the ingredients were: 

  • Organic bentonite clay – With strong absorbant qualities, perfect for oily or acne prone skin, this clay draws out impurities from pores for the deepest of cleans. 
  • Kaolin clay – All natural, Australian clay is ideal for sensitive skin, binds small particles and bacteria to itself to be easily removed.
  • Organic activated charcoal – Has a calming effect for very oily or acneous skin.
  • Organic raw cacao – High in antioxidants and anti-ageing compounds. Need I say more?
  • Organic matcha powder – Containing polyphenols and the anti-ageing compound catechin, this powerful antioxidant rejuvenates the skin and prevents damage from the sun.
  • Organic seaweed powder – Mineral-rich microalgae full of antioxidants to leave the skin soft as a baby’s.

The Detoxifying Charcoal Masque is available for RRP $25 for 40g via the Little Bliss Skincare's official website here


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What's your pampering routine like? 

Saturday, May 26, 2018

HYDRATE YOUR SKIN'S APPEARANCE WITH JURLIQUE'S ROSEWATER BALANCING MIST INTENSE - DELUXE EDITION


If you're wanting your skin to feel smoother, softer and deeply hydrated...then you may love Jurlique's Rosewater Balancing Mist Intense. 

Jurlique has recently released their Deluxe Edition, Rosewater Balancing Mist which is their global #1 bestseller. It works to hydrate, refresh and soothe the skin leaving it feeling smoother and softer. The Mist Intense also includes extracts of four unique Roses and one Hibiscus which smells so divine. 

I would light spray the mist onto my face everyday after cleansing so that it feels hydrated and refreshed. Alternatively, you can spray the mist into your hands and gently press this onto your skin. 

Some key benefits include: 
  • Intense natural Rose fragrance that uplifts the senses 
  • Hydrates, refreshed and soothes the skin 
  • Limited Edition packaging of soft pink and rose gold 

Overall, the bottle is just gorgeous and getting that rose fragrance everyday feels so uplifting and refreshing. It almost reminds me of going to the spa! 

The Deluxe Edition, Rosewater Balancing Mist, RRP $79 | 200ml and is available online here at Jurlique's official website, otherwise it is available in-stores Myer, David Jones and selected Sephora stores. 



Featuring Jurlique's latest Rosewater Balancing Mist Intense | Deluxe Edition 

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Have you tried out the latest Mist Intense by Jurlique? 


Thursday, May 24, 2018

TESTING OUT THE SALLY HANSEN COLOR THERAPY NAIL RANGE FEATURING ARGAN OIL FORMULA


Sally Hansen introduces their new Color Therapy range which features so many gorgeous shades. 

The patented argan oil formula by Sally Hansen combines intensive nourishment so that your nails stay healthy looking for longer. I've definitely felt a slight improvement in my nails after wearing these Color Therapy nail polishes for a few weeks now. These nail polishes offers up to 10 days of fade-proof and chip-resistant wear. There are 30 beautiful shades available which is definitely a wide range to choose from. 

For more information, you can check out Sally Hansen's official website here

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Check out some of the shades below x


192 Sunrise Salutation 


210 Re-nude 


150 Steely Serene 


194 Burnished Bronze 


142 In My Element 


372 Wine Therapy 


370 Unwine'd


402 Plum Euphoria 

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What's your favourite shade from the new Sally Hansen range?  

Monday, May 21, 2018

CHECKING OUT THE SMOOTHING FACE SERUM MADE TO RESTORE YOUTHFULNESS, AGEING & DEHYDRATED SKIN


For a natural alternative to botulinum, there's the 'Smoothing Face Serum' by polish skincare brand, resibo. 

The Smoothing Face Serum by resibo works to visibly firm, tightens and brightens to restore youthfulness and clarity back to the skin. Apparently it contains potent ingredients right around the world such as Europe, and the effects are instantly observed after 24 hours of application of the product. How this serum works is that the serum works to stimulate beta-endorphins which helps to relieve facial muscle tension. 

Key ingredients include: Stoechiol, Lakesis, Marula Oil, Vegetable Squalane and Vitamin C.

After a few weeks of trying out the Smoothing Face Serum, I could definitely note my skin feeling more plump, soft and supple. It really does an effective job in smoothing your skin's texture which is ideal if you have dry, flaky and rough textured skin. Furthermore, I found my skin's overall appearance to look so much brighter and it felt more hydrated which is great as it balances both my skin tone and moisture levels. 

The Smoothing Face Serum RRP $59.99 for 30ml, available online via resibo's official website here

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Have you tried out this serum yet? 

Saturday, May 19, 2018

TREATING MY SKIN TO BOUTIQUE AUSTRALIAN OWNED AND MADE SERUMS - FOOD FOR YOUR SKIN


Esmi is a boutique Australian owned and made products range that's catered exclusively to feed the skin with the necessary vitamins and nutrients. 

I looked to trial and test out three new skin treatments featuring Esmi's Detoxifying Exfoliator, Pigment Brightener and an Anti-redness treatment. These newbies join their popular selling Hyaluronic Hydrator, 24K Gold Nourishing Oil and Anti-Ageing serum. 

Esmi defines their Skin Treat, as a highly concentrated serum that looks to treat one specific skin concern such as brightness, redness and full looking skin. 

Prior to trying these skin serums out, I was definitely curious to see whether it would look to tackle some of my skin concerns being dull looking skin, the occasional redness as well as dry and flaky skin. 

All of the products as mentioned below are available via Esmi's official website here

To hear more about my thoughts, check out the below x 


Detoxifying Exfoliating Charcoal Serum, RRP $65

With continued use, this Charcoal Serum works to gentle exfoliate the skin leaving it feeling smoother and softer. How it works is that it looks to draw out any impurities from deep under the skin, decreasing the appearance of blackheads and clogged pores. Essentially, this boosts the effectiveness of using other skincare products as you're actually refining the skin, and allowing other products to absorb better. 


Anti-Redness Minty Green Smoothie, RRP $65 

If you suffer from redness and dry looking skin, the Anti-Redness Minty Green Smoothie may be your best bet. It's perfect for those who do undergo laser skin treatments as it helps to fight redness and hydrate the skin once again. Any puffiness is instantly reduced so it feels more plump and healthy looking again.

This serum is very lightweight which makes it easier to use on the skin. It doesn't look to clog the pores and it has a really nice minty aroma to it. 


Pomegranate Brightening Serum, RRP $65 

The Pomegranate Brightening Serum is infused with Q10 Spheres which boosts more energy to your skin leaving it feeling healthier and looking much brighter. It also has some skin lightening peptides which helps to brighten up your appearance for that glowing look. All of the ingredients contained in the serum are suitable for all skin types out there. 

Ideally, I would be using this serum to brighten up my skin's appearance and also to tone my skin. 


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Have you tried any of the products by esmi before? 


Friday, May 18, 2018

KATY PERRY X COVERGIRL RELEASE THE NEW KATY KAT PALETTE NOW EXCLUSIVE TO PRICELINE STORES IN AUSTRALIA


Cat lovers...this one is for you guys! 

Katy Perry x COVERGIRL have brought us these gorgeous cat imprinted limited edition eyeshadow palettes that look super adorable. There are ten shades per palette where each was designed by Katy Perry. For each of the shades, you get a really pigmented colour payoff which offers an intense look and payoff.

The Katy Kat Palettes are exclusive to Priceline stores nationwide. 
Katy Perry says, “I collaborated with COVERGIRL to create my own make-up collection, The Katy Kat Collection. I was involved in every part of the process – from packaging to the colour palette to the shade names...even the campaign creative. Everything is very personal to me. I made the Katy Kat Collection for my fans and any girl who is willing to experiment with colour. I am so proud of the collection.”


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Will you be getting your hands on one of these palettes? 

Monday, May 14, 2018

TRIED & TESTED: REVAMPING MY SKINCARE ROUTINE WITH THE ELUCENT WHITENING AND ANTI-AGEING RANGE


Looking my best has never been so easy...when it comes to personalising your skincare regime with the right products....

Recently I tried and tested some products from the Elucent Whitening and Anti-ageing range as I was in need in looking to revamp my skincare routine. Prior to using these products, I've found that my skin started to show more sun spots/pigmentation due to sun exposure and started to notice more of an uneven skin tone which I wasn't happy with. 

So I decided to tweak my skincare regime and integrate more of the Elucent Whitening and Anti-ageing skincare range as it supposedly has a richer feel which helps to reduce dehydration, dullness and pigmentation. One of their products I've been loving for a while has to be their Anti-ageing Gentle Cleanser as it really leaves your pores cleared and skin being refined. I didn't feel any signs of dryness after cleansing my skin with this product and personally it's a must have in my beauty cabinet. 

Furthermore, I've started to use Whitening Spot Corrector by Elucent which has definitely left my skin feeling more toned and even once again. It looks to leave your skin complexion looking brighter and feeling so much smoother. If you're after a product that targets uneven skin tone, then you definitely need to get your hands on this product. 

For more information regarding Elucent, check out their official website here

Products are available via Chemist Warehouse, My Chemist or Elucent's Ego e-shop

To give you an idea of the products that I integrated into my skincare routine, they include of the below in no specific order: 


Elucent Anti-ageing Gentle Cleanser with 2% AHAs 

This is a must have for those looking for a blend of cleanser that doesn't dry out the skin or strip it from its natural oils. Thanks to the combination of AHAs and vitamins B3 and E, they all work synergistically so that your skin feels and looks more revitalised the day after. I really enjoyed using this cleanser as it left my skin feeling refreshed, cleansed and ready for the day. 


Elucent Whitening Spot Corrector 

I felt this Whitening Spot Corrector did a great job in looking to even out my skin tone, leaving it feeling smooth and silky. Although my dark spots haven't completely disappeared, it will certainly take some time to see clearer results. However, I do like the fact that the Whitening Spot Corrector looks to leave your skin looking much brighter and healthier (all thanks to its powerful antioxidants). 


Elucent Whitening Night Moisturiser 

This is a very rich night time moisturiser which helps to leave the skin well moisturised and hydrated. Another great aspect of the moisturiser, is that it works to reduce the appearance of dark spots and discolouration of the skin. After using the moisturiser on my skin every night, the next morning I did feel that my skin felt softer and looked so much brighter. This moisturiser definitely comes in hand especially for the cold season, as the weather can look to leave our skin feeling dry, dull and flaky. 


Elucent Whitening Day Moisturiser SPF 30+ 

I've been using the Whitening Day Moisturiser daily for the added skin protection (thanks to its SPF30+) as well as its powerful moisturising agents. This product definitely left my skin feeling very hydrated and smooth. Once again thanks to its whitening skin benefits, the day time moisturiser works to even out the skin tone as well as reduce any skin pigmentation cells. Most importantly, it's made for all skin types out there and it does not clog the pores which is ideal. 

Overall, by revamping my skincare regime I was able to see better results in terms of achieving a brighter and clearer complexion. My sun spots have gradually reduced which is amazing because it's all about focusing on whitening skincare products that works for your skin. I've found that by simply taking charge of my skin and giving it the care that it needs, you can definitely look to achieve results for the better. 

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Have you tried out any of the Elucent products before? 


Wednesday, May 9, 2018

LAST MINUTE MOTHER'S DAY BEAUTY & LIFESTYLE GIFT GUIDE


Don't forget Mother's Day is just around the corner, to be exact, 13th May 2018. 

If you're struggling with ideas when it comes to Mother's Day, you've come to the right page. If you're after some beauty and lifestyle gift ideas, there are a few selections below which you may be interested in purchasing for your Mother. (Just remember...it's the thought that counts). 
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Mother's Day Gift Guide Ideas 


1. Makeup bags 

How adorable are these beauty makeup bags by Designer Brands? You can neatly pack all of your to go essentials in the one spot and keep them neat and tidy. Price ranges from $9.99 to $14.99 and you can view their whole range here


2. Home natural soy candles 

Surprise your Mother with an all natural soy candle by Essano for this Mother's Day. The candle contains a 100% Cotton Wick and the scent is simply divine. The soy candle range is completely free from any nasties being mineral oils, artificial colours, etc. Pictured is in scent Sweet Pea and White Orchid which smells blissful and so relaxing. 

You can view Essano's full soy candle range here


3. The Ultimate Hand Cream Gift Set 

This is the Ultimate Hand Cream Gift Set by Lano if you're wanting to treat your Mother to a gift set. In the pack there are three much needed essentials being: 1 x Rose Hand Cream (Intense), 1 x Lemon Hand Cream and 1 x Rose Hand Cream (Everyday). I love Lano's range of hand creams as they keep my hands well moisturised and hydrated (thanks to the hydrating boost of Lanolin). 

Keep your Mum happy with a fresh set of hand creams!

Lano Hands The Ultimate Hand Cream Gift set is available at David Jones or Adore Beauty 


4. Surprise Mum with the Mon Paris Eau De Parfum by Yves Saint Laurent 

If you're looking to splurge a little, then you can definitely say yes to the Mon Paris Eau De Parfum by YSL. It's absolutely divine if your Mother loves fruity type of scents (such as strawberry and raspberry).. plus the bottle is super elegant. If there's one luxury scent I'd recommend, it would have to be the Mon Paris by YSL because you can easily wear it on for everyday without it being too overpowering. (It's a huge thumbs up for me)  

For more information, head over to YSL's official website here to learn more. 


5. For those Mothers who love the outdoors 

If your Mother loves the outdoors, then get her sorted with the latest essentials kit from the Feel Good Inc range. The Signature Sunscreen Lotion RRP $24.95 is the best way to protect your skin as it offers a protection of up to SPF 50+. Next, it's always useful to have the Pawpaw Nectar, RRP $13.95, which is ideal for treating any burns or rashes. And last but not least, have your Mother try these Sticky Zinc Face Wipes, RRP $9.95, which looks to cleanse dirt and sweat off the face. 

Products can be purchase via their official website here


6. Add a luxurious sugar crystal body scrub to the gift list for Mum 

This body scrub by MOR is enriched with pomegranate pearl and conditioning blackcurrant, rosehip and neroli oils. It's perfect for gently polishing and moisturising the skin so that it looks and feels smoother and softer than ever. You will be pleased to know that this product is not tested on animals! 

As for the scent, it's rich and consists of fruity perfumes which integrates the scents of pomegranate and blackcurrant berries. It's such a beautiful body scrub which I'm sure your Mum will appreciate. 

The Pomegranate Sugar Crystal Body Scrub RRP $39.95 and is available here


7. Create a spa pamper pack for Mum 

Last but not least, look to gift your Mum with a spa range of products by Nutrimetics...because who doesn't want to relax and indulge after a long day at work?! Nutrimetics offers a wide range of products such as hand creams that you can look to personalise, depending on your Mum's taste and preferences. 

More of range is available via Nutrimetics' website here

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What will you be getting for this Mother's Day?