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Sunday, November 18, 2018

SKINCARE REVIEW: THE HYDRA-CALM CLEANSING CREME BY LA MAV - ORGANIC SKIN SCIENCE


For a gentle and effective Cleansing Creme...

The Hydra Calm Cleansing Creme is infused with organic oils and natural extracts which are so nourishing for the skin. It's definitely a gentle cleanser for everyday and does a good job in helping to remove makeup, dirt and impurities on the skin. 

After using this product for a few weeks now, I can definitely feel that it doesn't leave my skin feeling dry. Furthermore, it helps to reveal a cleaner, brighter and radiant complexion. My skin feels softer, hydrated and more supple after using this cleanser and it's definitely become one of my favourite daily cleansers to use. 

Some features of the cleanser include: 
  • Camellia, Macadamia and Avocado Oil - all help to nourish the skin and restore the skin's lipid barrier, 
  • Aloe Vera Leaf Juice and Chamomile Extracts - helps to soothe and reduce any redness or irritations of the skin, 
  • Vitamin E helps to protect the skin from free radical damage

Overall, it's definitely a gentle and nice cleanser to use for everyday. I've definitely been enjoying how it doesn't leave my skin feeling dry or irritated which is essential for a daily cleanser. 

The Hydra-Calm Cleansing Creme - RRP $32.95 and is available online via La Mav's official website. 



La Mav's Hydra-Calm Cleansing Creme 

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Have you tried any of the products from La Mav as yet? 

Friday, November 16, 2018

THE PERFECT PHONE ACCESSORIES FOR UNDER $100 FOR THIS CHRISTMAS


Christmas is just around the corner...

For everyone considering a new phone case or cover, I've been loving the range from EFM - a local Australian tech brand that uses revolutionary impact material D3O to make their amazing range of phone cases.

Here are some of my favourite picks for less than $100: 



EFM Cayman D3O Case Armour iPhone X/XS in Gold Trim, RRP $59.95 

I'm loving this awesome phone case which looks sophisticated and bold. What I noticed about this case is how slim it is (11.2mm) and it's not too bulky which is great. Most importantly, it still looks bold and classy for a phone case.  

Some features of the phone case include: 
  • Super tough thanks to its polycarbonate backplate
  • Aluminium features - precision milled aircraft grade aluminium 
  • Stadium Screen Edge 




Sapphire Iphone X Screen Protector, EFM RRP $39.95

This is the BEST phone screen protector I've ever tried. It features a multi-layered construction with a sapphire coating to provide the best anti-scratch finish. (This is a must for me because I literally hate getting scratches on my phone) 

Some key features include: 
  • Scratch-proof Sapphire Coating 
  • Ultra High Impact rating
  • UV Resistant
  • Anti-Blue Light & Anti-Glare
  • Fingerprint & Smear Resistant
  • EFM Case Armour Optimise
  • 2 Year Free Replacement Warranty


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What's on your wish list for this Christmas? 

Thursday, November 15, 2018

TAKE MULTI-TASKING TO ANOTHER LEVEL WITH THE NEW LOGITECH MX ANYWHERE 2S WIRELESS MOUSE


Are you after a wireless mouse upgrade?
For those who love their tech gadgets, we're definitely on the same boat! When it comes to working with computers, it's essential for me to up to date with the latest gadgets and devices. I mean...new technology means better and efficient things to come right? 

I've upgraded my latest mouse to the Logitech MX Anywhere 2S which RRP $99.95 and so far I am loving how advanced it is for a mobile mouse. The fact that you can literally control this mouse up to three computers at the same time, it is certainlyis efficient and amazing. Furthermore, you can copy and paste text, images and files between them. It really takes this multi-device to a new level thanks to the Logitech FLOW. 

As for the design and hold of the mouse, it is supported by an ergonomic design which is great for your hands and wrists. I experienced no issues with using this mouse and it was very comfortable to work this device. Overall, it's such a handy and clever mouse to have if you're after that super-fast scroll, compact design and precision tracking. It has definitely helped to make my work much efficient and effective. I'm able to get things done in a timely manner and the best part of all - I get to enjoy the benefits of this super quick mouse. 

Some other features include: 
  • A fast rechargeable battery 
  • Offers a high precision tracking which means it tracks on any surface including glass 
  • Comes in a compact and attractive design 
  • Offers a hyper-fast scrolling feature - the navigation is super fast! 

Featuring the MX Anywhere 2S mouse by Logitech 


Charges quickly and gives you a full day usage within 3 minutes of no down time when charging it up....


Offers a hyper-fast scroll 



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Have you tried any mouses by Logitech as yet? 


Wednesday, November 14, 2018

PLAYING WITH SOME NEW BEAUTY PICKS BY ERRE DUE


Here are some new beauty picks by ERRE DUE that are long-lasting and pigmented.. 

Recently I stumbled across a new beauty brand called ERRE DUE and so far I'm quite loving the range after trying out out some picks. 

These newbies include of the below: 


Black Magic Eye Marker in Shade 101 Black Eva 

For a precise line, intense black and long wearing eye marker I've been loving the Black Magic Eye Market. It comes in the form of a pen (exactly the same form of pen marker) which makes it super fast and efficient for application.


Full Colour Lipstick in Shade 408 Sweet Poison

For that extra plumping and moisturising quality of a lipstick, this product definitely looks to offer that. It feels incredibly nourishing on the lips and gives a subtle hint of colour to it which looks pretty. As for the extra 'plumping' effect, it's not too obvious looking but you can tell that it adds a hint of 'plumpness' to your lips. 






















Silky Eye Pencil in Shade 102 Ink

Featuring the softest eye pencil ever! This long-wearing eye pencil works to leave you with dramatic looking eyes or when you want to simply bring out your eyes. It comes with moisturising ingredients such as Vitamin E and jojoba oil which essentially makes the eyeliner glide easily when it comes to lining the eyes. 


Xcess 3D Mascara in shade 01 Black 

For extra volume and length, this mascara look to leave you with voluminous looking lashes. It's super buildable and the brush tips works easily to evenly coat each lash. 


Silky Lip Pencil in shade 217 Blushing 

Featuring an incredibly smooth and silky lip pencil, this product is very long-wearing and offers a high colour payoff. 

For more information regarding ERRE DUE, simply head over to their official website here

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Have you tried ERRE DUE ?

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

MEDELA Q&A: A LITTLE INTRODUCTION ABOUT MYSELF & MY PREGNANCY JOURNEY


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Pregnancy is truly a beautiful experience and I can definitely say that it has been very surreal and rewarding. I've collaborated with Medela to share with you all of my pregnancy and breastfeeding experiences. Hope you guys enjoy...

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Medela Q&A 

Share a few lines introducing yourself
I'm Livia and a new mother to a healthy baby boy. I've had my ups and downs throughout these past 9 months, whether it was morning sickness, tiredness or painful leg cramps...but it's all worth it in the end (I'd do it all over again). Up until the final weeks of pregnancy, I was beginning feel more tired and heavy, but overall pregnancy was definitely a life-changing experience for me. 


Congratulations to you and your partner on the birth of your first baby! How are you feeling? Nervous, excited?
Thank you! I remember feeling very excited and nervous because I was about to meet my little man for the very first time who has been in my womb for the past 9 months. 9 months of being pregnant is definitely a long time and so being able to meet your child for the first time is definitely an exciting experience. As for being nervous, it's more of expecting the unknown, i.e. Am I ready to be a new Mum? How will this affect my current life situation? 


Have you done much research into breastfeeding? Do you have any expectations/hopes?
I've definitely looked into breastfeeding as well as attend the classes being offered at the hospital. From my perspective, breastfeeding gives babies the best start for a healthy life and provides many benefits for the health and wellbeing of mothers and babies. During pregnancy, I hoped to breastfeed as much as I could and so I was exploring the Internet and trying to educate myself as much as I could before I give birth. 


What made you want to use Medela products on your breastfeeding journey?
From research I know that Hospitals use Medela Symphony breast pumps  and other Medela products,  and I've heard great things about the brand from friends and family. I've compared products and brands and I have to say that I'm really impressed with the technology behind the Medela breast pumps. 


Have you received any motherhood/ breastfeeding advice from your friends/ relatives?
I've heard from friends and relatives that breastfeeding can be a challenge, but it's a matter of giving it your best from the very start. I guess my favourite advice has to be, 'Know that newborns nurse ALOT'...




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Stay tuned for Part 2...

Sunday, November 11, 2018

A CLOSER PEEK INTO SOME OF THE HOLIDAY 2018 COLLECTION BY MECCA COSMETICS


Are you ready to preview some limited edition Holiday collections from MECCA'S exclusive global brands? 

Then you're definitely in the right place because I'm so excited to share some of the Holiday 2018 collection by MECCA. Christmas is all about spending time with friends, family and also sharing the joys of gift giving. #MECCAHoliday @meccacosmetica @meccamaxima 

You can never go wrong with MECCA because you can find some of the exclusive global brands being stocked at their shops and online. From skincare to beauty, there's definitely a product for everyone... 

Check out some of their Limited Edition Holiday collections below x 




Shade in 'At Night' 


Shade in 'My One Desire' 

Confession Refillable Lipstick by Hourglass, RRP $49 

For an ultra slimline lipstick by Hourglass, this product looks to deliver a pigment-rich long-wearing colour with a satin finish for the lips. This refillable lipstick duo can be used interchangeably with the refills which is quite handy. 

Overall, the packaging is luxury and sleek which definitely makes it a gorgeous little gift for Christmas. 


Terry, Trio Compact Gem Glow, RRP $TBC

How gorgeous does this limited edition compact powder look? The powder was actually inspired by the gemstones' reflection illuminates eyes, face and lips. Also, the powder contains light-reflecting mineral pigments which feels super silky to touch and is super pigmented. Essentially, this gorgeous looking palette helps you to create a beautiful and healthy glow for the face. 


Too Faced, Melted Matte Longwear Liquified Lipstick, Limited Edition in Gingerbread, RRP $30

This liquid lipstick by Too Faced is a new and exclusive shade inspired by gingerbread (it even smells like it too which is amazing and definitely puts you into the Christmas festive spirit)

The product is infused with Volulip™ which looks to give you a plumping and smoothing effect for the lips. What I love about this lippie is that it comes in a creamy, matte and super pigmented formula which feels so comfortable when worn on the lips for all day. Not only that...it's very lightweight and long-lasting on the lips. 


I am wearing the Limited Edition Melted Matte Liquified Lipstick in the shade Gingerbread by Too Faced. 


Source: Too Faced 


Source: Too Faced  



Some Stila newbies 


With Flying Colors, Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Set by Stila, RRP $57

For a thoughtful gift idea, the 'With Flying Colors, Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick set' by Stila may be of interest to you. This set features a range of six vibrant matte liquid lipsticks (1.5ml each). They're so lightweight and offer your lips with a full coverage wear which looks beautiful and stunning. Also, they're water resistant which is great for long-wear especially when you're drinking and eating. I have to say that these are incredibly comfortable and hydrating for the lips.


These mini liquid lipsticks are a great gift idea for Christmas coming. 


I've swatched the Stay All Days Lipsticks by Stila. 

From top to bottom: 

Fia - Neutral nude matte 
Baci - Nude pink matte 
Patina - Dusty rose matte 
Fiery - Deep red matte 
Rubino - Beet red matte 
Vino - Deep Blood red matte 

What's your favourite shade? I simply love all of these shades because they're unique land beautiful looking...but if I had to choose a shade, it'd have to be Patina - Dusty Rose matte. 



Written in the Stars, Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow Set, RRP $TBC

Bring some glitz and glitter to your eyes for this festive season with this gorgeous set by Stila. This set includes a range of pearl and glitter liquid eyeshadows which would be so perfect for the party season. They're super pigmented and come in handy mini sizes which makes it ideal for travelling. I'm in love with these liquid eyeshadows as they're long-wearing and you can create many glamourous looks with it too. 

Of the liquid eyeshadows which come in this set, they include: Diamond Dust, Kitten Karma and Smoky Storm. My favourite picks have to be Kitten Karma and Smoky Storm. 





NARS, Chaos Velvet Pencil Lip Duo, RRP $42

Featuring a limited edition duo with NAR'S best selling Velvet Lip Matte pencils. This duo contains two limited edition colours in shades Decibel (more of a mauve nude) and Zipped (Dusty orchid shade) which are perfect for the Holiday season. 

These lip pencils are incredibly rich, pigmented and come with a velvety matte finish. The jumbo size provides the application of a lipstick, making it easy to apply it on without any issues. The formula is non-drying as it contains Vitamin E so that you get to feel this creamy texture on the lips. 




NARS, Powermatte Lip Luster, RRP $38

For a long-wearing and smudge-resistant matte lipstick, the Powermatte Lip Luster by NARS is definitely a must. The applicator comes in a custom doe-foot applicator which allows you to apply on the lip product with precision and control. You can literally achieve full coverage within one swipe. 

It's definitely a super lightweight product to wear on the lips. There's no sticky texture or feeling to it which is definitely a must for me when it comes to wearable lip products for the day or night. 


Some skincare gift sets by Dr Dennis Gross and Perricone MD which you can find at MECCA. 


Flawless Five, Perricone MD, RRP $145 

For a flawless and no-makeup look, the Flawless Five gift set by Perricone MD may be your best bet here. The set includes a 5 piece collection that leaves your skin looking luminous, youthful and healthy. This is a range of makeup that's infused with skincare and looks to leave your skin looking firmer and smoother. It's perfect for those with all skin types being normal, combination, oily, dry and sensitive. 

The set includes: 
  • Cold Plasma Advanced Serum Concentrate 
  • High Potency Classics: Face Finishing and Firming Moisturiser 
  • No Foundation Serum 
  • No Makeup Mascara
  • No Makeup Lipstick 

Dr Dennis Gross, Hydration Celebration, RRP $TBC

For the perfect holiday stocking stuffer either for your friends, family, workmates or even yourself...the Hydration Celebration is perfect! You receive deluxe sizes of their Hyaluronic Marine best sellers which includes: 
  • Hyaluronic Marine Hydration Booster (3ml)
  • Hyaluronic Marine Dew It Right Eye Gel (3ml) 
  • Hyaluronic Marine Oil-Free Moisture Cushion (15ml) 
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Do you see any picks above that's on your wish list for this Christmas?