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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

BLISTEX REFRESHES THEIR PACKAGING FOR THE ENTIRE RANGE & INTRODUCES THEIR INTENSIVE REPAIR LIP BALM


Finding the right product for your lips is now made easier with Blistex's packaging refresh. 

All of your Blistex favourites have undergone a packaging revamp which now means that they're easier to read and identify depending on which lip balm you're after. 

What you'll notice is that the packaging looks brighter and informative, so that you can easily decide which lip balm is best for you. As we get closer into winter, it's always a great idea to keep the lips well moisturised with a trusty lip balm. Occasionally, I would get dry lips so I always make sure to carry a lip balm in my bag whenever I'm out. (You just never know when it will come in handy). 

Of the products as mentioned includes: 
  • NEW Intensive Repair Balm, RRP $4.45
  • DEEP Renewal, RRP $6.95 
  • Lip Conditioning Balm, RRP $3.95
  • Five Way Protection, RRP $3.95
  • Raspberry Lemonade Blast, RRP $3.95
  • Ultra Lip Balm, RRP $3.95
  • Intensive Repair, RRP $5.95 
  • Lip Conditioner, RRP $4.95
  • Pearl Soft & Silky, RRP $5.95 
  • Pearl Ultra Moisturising, RRP $5.95 
The Blistex range are currently available at pharmacies around Australia. 



Introducing the New Intensive Repair Balm for Dry and Chapped Lips 

Blistex recently introduced their latest Intensive Repair Balm which repairs and relieves dry and chapped looking lips. This product is perfect for those who prefer an easy-to-use, quick swipe of lip balm which incredibly moisturises the lips. It has been formulated with rich beeswax, jojoba and lanolin formulation. 

The NEW Intensive Repair Balm, RRP $4.45 and is available at leading pharmacies around Australia. 

For more information, make sure to visit Blistex's official website here.

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Have checked out the new range by Blistex? 

Monday, July 30, 2018

TRIED & TESTED: SHEAMOISTURE'S RAW SHEA BUTTER BODY WASH & HYDRATING BODY LOTION REVIEW


SheaMoisture has been established since 1912, where they offer a vast range of nourishing skincare and body care products... 

All of the products from the SheaMoisture range contain certified organic and ethically sourced ingredients which are safer for the skin and health in the longer run. I looked to try out the Raw Shea Butter range which includes their Body Wash and Hydrating Body Lotion. All of these products smell amazing and do a great job in moisturising the skin which is perfect for the cold weather, especially if you suffer from dry skin. 

You will be pleased to know that the SheaMoisture range contains no parabens, mineral oils, petroleum and other nasties. They are all made with fair trade ingredients. 

Here are the products I checked out: 


Raw Shea Butter Body Lotion (with Frankincense and Myrhh extracts), SheaMoisture 

The Raw Shea Butter Body Lotion is a very deep and hydrating lotion which is made with natural and certified ingredients. It's a great daily lotion for the body especially if you have dry and flaky skin. After applying on the body lotion, my skin felt well nourished, supple and soft. The Shea Butter is an essential ingredient in looking to repair and deeply moisturise the skin. I felt that this body lotion really looked to keep my skin looking more firm and it absorbs really easily which is perfect for everyday. 

With continued use of the body lotion, you can expect your skin's texture to improve and feel more toned.


Raw Shea Butter Hydrating Body Wash, (with Frankincense and Myrhh extracts), SheaMoisture 

For a therapeutic and aroma experience, I've been loving their Hydrating Body Wash range. It works to deeply cleanse and nourish the body. Shea Butter, as an ingredient contains high Vitamin A which helps to fight dermatitis, eczema, wrinkles and blemishes. I quite enjoyed trying out this body wash because it left my skin feeling really cleansed and soft afterwards. 

All of the SheaMoisture products are available through their official website here

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Have you tried out SheaMoisture before? 

Saturday, July 28, 2018

MY FAVOURITE FACIAL CLEANSING DEVICE, FEAT.THE LUMISPA - ALWAYS REMEMBER TO REPLACE YOUR DEVICE HEAD EVERY 3 MONTHS


The LumiSpa is a must-have if you're wanting to enjoy more glowing looking skin.. 

I've been literally relying on the LumiSpa as my daily cleanser device. It has a dual action skin refining system which looks to renew and deep cleanse the skin. I love the fact that you can enjoy a mini facial right at home with this device, and over time you can achieve amazing results for your skin's complexion. 

Some benefits to using the LumiSpa device I've found includes: 
  • Reveals softer and smoother looking skin 
  • The device head has a sweeping action which lifts loose cells and reduces the appearance of large pores 
  • Skin looks more renewed and refined 
  • Effective for removing makeup, dirt and oil 

And if you were wondering how long exactly does it take to cleanse the skin? The answer is just two minutes of your time. 

Every morning and evening, I'd moisten my face with water and apply a gel based cleanser over my face. Next, wet the Treatment Head and turn on the LumiSpa device. The device will automatically stop where it will reveal a smoother and softer skin complexion.

When it comes to owning a facial device, be sure to change your brush heads at least every 3 months or so to enhance its overall effectiveness. 

You can learn more at www.nuskin.com.au, the LumiSpa device RRP $299.00. 



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Have you guys tried out the LumiSpa device yet? 

Friday, July 27, 2018

PUCKER UP WITH THESE LATEST NEW LIPPIES BY MODELROCK


Look to rock your lips with MODELROCK'S latest lip range..

The new liquid lipstick range by MODELROCK is so worth checking out. They're long-wearing, ultra-light and are available in an extensive selection of either lipsticks or glosses. What I found by wearing these lippies is that they're highly pigmented and they leave the lips looking gorgeous and supple. They also have a sweet, buttery scent to it which smells so delicious. 

All of the MODELROCK's lip products are:
  • 100% Vegan 
  • 100% Paraben Free (which means that there are no nasties included) 
  • 100% Cruelty Free
Of their lip products I tried out from the MODELROCK range, they include: 




Forever Mattes Longwear Lipsticks in shade Cleo 

The Forever Mattes Longwear Lipstick are opaque in texture with an intense colour payoff. This lipstick is very creamy and smooth which comes with a matte finish. In terms of long wear, it lasts for hours so definitely ideal if you're after a long wearing lip product. I tried out the shade in Cleo and it's of a nude neutral which looks very natural and beautiful. It's perfect for if you're after a nude look. 



Liquid Silk Gloss 

These Liquid Silk Glosses by MODELROCK are extremely lightweight and don't feel heavy on the lips at all. These lip glosses are opaque and very pigmented in colour. You can simply wear these lip glosses alone or layer it over the matte lippies if you wish. If you're after some long-wearing lip glosses then you cannot go wrong with these newbies by MODELROCK. I'm loving their range of shades such as Sundae and Candy Lemonade. (You can check out my swatches below) 


Liquid Last Matte Lipsticks 


Last but not least, these Liquid Last Matte Lipsticks are my absolute favourite. They're 100% matte, long wearing and lightweight making it comfortable for everyday wear. They have a nice velvety-like texture on the lips and the colours are super pigmented. They are definitely similar to the Kylie Lip Kits, but I feel that these are longer wearing and much more comfortable on the lips, especially for an all day wear. 

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SWATCHES 


From to top to bottom: 

Forever Mattes Longwear Lipsticks in shade Cleo 

Liquid Silk Gloss in shade Sundae 

Liquid Silk Gloss in shade Candy Lemonade 

Liquid Last Matte Lipstick City Chic

Liquid Last Matte Lipstick Le Forde 

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All of the MODELROCK lipsticks or lashes can be found on their website here. 


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Have you tried any of the above lip products by MODELROCK as yet? 

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

HAVE YOU TRIED OUT THE AFRICAN BLACK SOAP SKINCARE RANGE BY SHEAMOISTURE?


SheaMoisture's African Black Soap with Shea Butter is made to cleanse, hydrate and calm the skin. 

Shea Moisture's Story:
Sofi Tucker started selling shea nuts at the village market in Bonthe, Sierra Leone in 1912. By age 19, the widowed mother of four was selling shea butter, african black soap and her homemade hair and skin preparations all over the countryside. Sofi Tucker was a grandmother and sheamoisture is her legacy. With the purchase of African Black Soap Body Wash it helps empower disadvantaged women to realize a brighter, healthier future.

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You'll be pleased to know that the SheaMoisture products include ethically traded ingredients and they have never been tested on animals. The products are originally made in USA and has been established since 1912, so they've definitely been around for quite some time now. The fact that they're now in Australia makes it exciting for us consumers as we're exposed to what African Black Soap really is as well as what benefits it gives to our skin. 

Some products from the SheaMoisture African Black Soap range I've recently tried out include of the below: 



African Black Soap, Acne-Prone Face and Body Bar (RRP $9.95)

This face and body bar looks to cleanse, hydrate and calm problematic (acne-prone) type of skin. In a way it helps to balance oily looking skin so that it looks and feels clearer. Skin is left feeling so refreshed and detoxified. 

What makes this soap bar so special is that it's made with natural and organic ingredients, including African Black Soap which is essentially a natural remedy for those with troubled skin as well as blemishes. 


African Black Soap, Soothing Body Wash with Oats, Aloe and Vitamin E 

This is a very gentle soap with a light scent to it. It's an all-purpose balancing wash does a wonderful job in leaving your skin feeling cleansed and refreshed. Also, it's super hydrating on the skin so I've been definitely loving this product for winter as it leaves the skin feeling well moisturised. 



African Black Soap, Clarifying Facial Wash and Scrub (RRP $29.95)  

This gentle face exfoliator works to smooth out the skin's texture as well as controlling any breakouts on the skin. If you suffer from blemishes, this may be the ideal product for you. It works to absorb any impurities on the skin, controlling excess oil as well as detoxifying the skin. Skin is left feeling calm and refreshed right after use, so it's definitely ideal for those with oily to combination skin. 

For more information regarding of the SheaMoisture skincare range, head over to their official website here

All of the SheaMoisture products are available at Priceline stores nationwide. 

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Have you tried out any products from SheaMoisture? 

Sunday, July 22, 2018

SEPHORA'S EXCLUSIVE BRAND SHOWCASE - CHECK OUT MY HIGHLIGHTS & WHICH NEW BEAUTY BRANDS ARE COMING INTO SEPHORA STORES THIS SEASON


Firstly, a BIG thank you to the beautiful team at Sephora & Onedaydream for having me at the spectacular Exclusive Brand Showcase x

Sephora recently previewed their latest beauty, skincare and haircare brands that are currently or will be available at Sephora stores (and online) this season. Who's excited? 

You will be pleased to know that some of the new brands includes: Allies of Skin, Artemes Lashes, Clinique Fit, Dior Backstage, Foreo, Fresh, Kopari, Marie Dalgar, Pretty Vulgar, Star Skin, UMA Oils and Votary. Of some of these brands, I'm so excited for them to be stocked at Sephora such as Artemes Lashes, Dior Backstage and Allies of Skin. You can now shop an extensive range of Australian and international brands which are available at Sephora stores. 

Also being showcased includes brands such as: beautyblender, Becca, Bite, Blithe, Caudalie, Commodity, CoverFX, Dr.Jart+, Givenchy, IGK, It Cosmetics, Kat Von D, Marc Jacobs Beauty, Murad, Natasha Denona, Nest Fragrances, Nudestix, Ole Henriksen, Ouai, Peter Thomas Roth, SEPHORA COLLECTION, Smith & Cult, tarte, Youth to the People, Yuni Beauty and Zoeva. Do you recognise any familiar or favourite brands that you've tried out before? 

If you're interested in learning more about the brands, simply hop onto Sephora's online store here


Let's begin! 


Sephora Collection's Matte Perfection Foundation Powders will be making their way in-stores and online. They're super lightweight and come in a handy compact case, making them perfect for travelling on the go. Time to powder up beauties


Otherwise, there's the option of Sephora Collection's Matte Perfection Foundation which come in these adorable squeezed sized tubes. 


You cannot go wrong the Sephora Collection Pineapple scented make-up remover wipes. They're super bright looking and so fun to have in your makeup bag. 


Their collection just keeps on getting better such as their beauty sponges and matte lipsticks - all from the Sephora Collection. 


Some other much needed accessories by Sephora Collection catches my eye, especially with their brush set which is so perfect for gift giving. 


Taking it back to their super pigmented lip glosses from the Sephora Collection. They're now available in more vibrant colours. 




How can we not miss the Lip Stories by the Sephora Collection?! These lippies come in either a matte or cream finish which look super gorgeous. 


New to Sephora, we welcome Pretty Vulgar, a Florida based beauty company that has finally arrived to Australia. Their makeup packaging is unique, cute and adorable. And you definitely need to check out their eye palettes and vibrant blushes. 


Taking a deeper look at Pretty Vulgar. 



Smith & Cult offers an amazing and good quality range of nail polishes. They have released their Forever Fades Fast which will be coming to Sephora stores. 



*Drumroll*...IT Cosmetics have just launched their Oil-Free Matte CC Full Coverage creams. It's absolutely long wearing with a matte finish. I was mostly excited for this particular reveal because I'm already loving their CC Colour Correcting and Full Coverage Cream. 


The new CC Oil-Free Matte Poreless Finish Full Coverage Cream (Anti-ageing and Hydrating Serum) by IT Cosmetics. 

This product will be on counter at Sephora stores and online, 26th September 2018, RRP $61. 





I have to show some love for this brush cleaner by IT Cosmetics, featuring It's Your Brush Love Instant Brush Cleaner, as it instantly cleanses your brushes and leaves them with a light and refreshing scent. Plus it contains collagen, peptides and vitamins - all of the good stuff essential for your skin.
How amazing is that? 


Something that also caught my eye has to be the Kopari skincare range. This range features a natural skincare range of products which are all coconut based. Their products are super hydrating especially with their glow body oil which is a must try. 



Tarte Cosmetics always seems to impress me, especially with their Maracuja range of concealers. It offers a full creamy coverage, along with the skin nourishing benefits which don't leave your skin looking or feeling caked. 


I tried out the 'quench' Hydrating Primer by tarte and it's incredibly nourishing. It sets the perfect base for your foundation giving the much needed hydration to your skin. It's also super lightweight and doesn't weigh your skin down which is a plus for your everyday makeup wear. 


A closer look at tarte's adorable range of brushes. 


tarte's adorable range of makeup brushes 


The Artemes Ready-to-wear false lashes will definitely surprise you here if you're into good quality silk lashes. These lashes can be re-used for up to twenty times. They feel incredibly soft and comfortable on the eyes and I wore these for the entire day. 
I'm so highly impressed with the overall quality and style, especially with Desert Sun (which has to be my all time favourite). 


Pictured above - I am wearing the Artemes Lashes in Desert Sun. They're not overly dramatic looking and still has that subtle and natural look to them which I really love. The quality of these lashes are AMAZING and they feel very natural for the eyes.  


Artemes Lashes in Desert Sun - RRP $29 

Available at Sephora in-store and online here

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Tarte's Maracuja Creaseless Concealer (RRP $37) at Sephora is a must have. I came across this product at the showcase and I was completely surprised at how creamy and how much coverage it offered as a concealer. It will not flake or crease which is so important when it comes to concealers. The texture of this concealer is quite thick but it's just a matter of blending it out using a makeup brush or even with the micro beautyblender. This concealer literally covered my dark circles and I'm so amazed at what it can do for tired looking eyes. Definitely a must have guys! 


Becca's range of makeup never ceases to disappoint. 



Their lip glosses are highly pigmented and long wearing.


BECCA Cosmetics will be launching their Be Fearless Highlight and Contour Palette aka Be a Light Palette in beauty. It's a full face, finishing palette where it is infused with innovative Light Diffusing Technology that softly scatters light to blur, smooth and even out the skin. In effect it helps to create a photo filter effect in real life which is perfect for your selfies and photos. 


How PRETTY does this palette look?



Kat Von D's range of makeup is long-wearing, highly pigmented and cruelty free. You can't go wrong with their Lock-It Foundation because a little goes a long way. There are mixed reviews for their foundation but honestly, I've found no issues with it. As long as you don't go overboard with the amount you use, you'll definitely look to achieve a flawless base for your makeup. 



 Also being showcase are their Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks. They have an extensive range of shades to choose from and how pretty do they look? 


Thank you so much SEPHORA and OneDayDream for having me! 



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Let me know which brands you would like for me to review next x