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THE DRESS EDIT LOOKBOOK: HOW TO STYLE SPECIAL OCCASION OUTFITS (PRETTYLITTLETHING)

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Sunday, December 30, 2018

EXPLORING THE BEAUTY RANGE FROM PIXI BY PETRA, NOW AVAILABLE VIA TVSN


Pixi by Petra is now available via TVSN for those residing in Australia... 

Pixi Beauty by Petra offers a range of pure, awakening, skin-loving products that all help to create a natural and radiant look. The products range from beauty to skincare and it's all about looking to create that fresh and effortless complexion. In terms of quality, the range definitely lives up to its hype and my expectations. For example, I tried out their Glow-y Glossamer Duo which is super pigmented and natural looking. 

You can look to purchase these products via the TVSN official page here. There's a wide range of exciting products to choose and you cannot go wrong with their quality products. 

Here are some of their latest picks I've tried and tested recently... 


Endless Silky Eye Pen 

This waterproof eye pencil is long-wearing and doesn't leave any smudges throughout the day. I tested out the shade in RoseGlow which is a beautiful colour which naturally brings out the eyes. The eye pencil glides on very smoothly and effortlessly. 


Glow-y Glossamer Duo 

Perfect for a healthy and subtle glow, this luminous miracle powder duo is the perfect pick for this summer. I tested out the shade in Subtle Sunrise which helps to brighten and lighten your overall skin complexion. Simply dust it onto the cheekbones and cupid's bow to highlight the main features of your face. Overall, this duo palette leaves you with a natural glow which looks super gorgeous. 


Glow Tonic 

I love to use toners especially when it comes to my skincare routine. I tried out the Glow Tonic by Pixi Beauty and I must say that it's very gentle on skin. It helps to remove any dead skin cells, flaky skin and uneven textured skin which leaves your overall complexion feeling smoother and softer once again. The toner is hypollergenic and is made up with botanical extracts such as aloe vera and ginseng, perfect for those with sensitive skin. 


Liplift Max 

Look to plump your lips naturally with the Liplift Max by Pixi Beauty. This is a lip soothing treatment which leaves your lips glossy and hydrated. You can either use this product alone or with a lip liner to create a fuller effect. I just like to pop the lip product on its own as it's very natural looking! 

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Have you tried out any of the above? 

Friday, December 28, 2018

REPLENISH & CLEANSE THE SKIN WITH RAWW'S LATEST SUPERFOOD INFUSED BEAUTY SKINCARE RANGE


RAWW recently introduced their new Superfood Infused Beauty skincare range...

Whenever you feel that your skin is dull, dry or dehydrated, take some time for yourself to rejuvenate and cleanse the skin. Raww Australian Organics offers a fantastic range of organic skincare products such as their latest Superfood Infused Beauty Skincare range which are 100% vegan friendly and cruelty-free products. 

See which products I've recently tried out from the Superfood Infused Beauty range... 


Raww, Superfood Infused Beauty, Remove-ME Micellar Cleansing Water, RRP $16.99

The micellar water cleansing water is perfect for removing product build-up, dirt, oil and makeup off the skin. It contains a Wildberry Harvest concentrate, Witch Hazel, Coconut Water and Kakadu Plum which offers a great level of hydration for the skin. I love the fact that it effectively removes makeup and any excess oils from the skin and doesn't dry out the skin. 


Raww, Superfood Salad, Green Clay Detox Mask,
 RRP $29.99

This supercharged clay mask is perfect for cleansing deep into the pores of the skin. It contains Kaolin clay, Green tea and Spinach which helps to control any excess oils on the skin. It works to draw out any impurities, dirt and oil whilst looking to tighten the pores. The skin is left feeling super supple and soft after using the mask which is why it's highly recommended to use a facial mask for at least once a week. 

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Have you checked out the Superfood Infused Beauty range? 

Thursday, December 27, 2018

THIS SUMMER LOOK TO REPAIR DRY & DAMAGED SKIN CAUSED BY ECZEMA FEATURING SKINSTITUT PRODUCTS


Eczema can definitely prove to be uncomfortable for the skin which is why these products by Skinstitut are ideal... 

Look to repair dry and damaged skin with the right products for this Summer. I've been trying out the Repair Balm and Moisture Defence Ultra Dry by Skinstitut, which has benefited my skin from further dryness and irritation. 

Learn more below to see if they're made suitable for you... 


Repair Balm, Skinstitut 

Ideal for dry, cracked and extremely sensitive skin. This product works to increase moisture and hydration which essentially looks to improve your skin's protective barrier. By ensuring that your skin is well hydrated, this will lead to a healthier skin complexion. Also, the Repair Balm is perfect for a post-facial treatment such as a chemical peel, microdermabrasion and even cosmetic tattooing. 

I've been using the Repair Balm for everyday as it's great for a boost in moisture of the skin. If you happen to suffer from dry and cracked skin, then by simply applying a pea-sized amount will definitely help to soothe the skin's surface area. 


Moisture Defence Ultra Dry, Skinstitut

This daily lightweight moisturiser is made to hydrate and smooth out any rough surfaces of the skin. I experienced no breakouts with using the Moisture Defence Ultra Dry and I love how it leaves my skin feeling well hydrated for summer. 

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Have you tried out any of these products by Skinstitut before? 

Monday, December 24, 2018

FIRST IMPRESSIONS ON AN AGE-DEFYING RETINOL CREAM BY MEDIK8


Medik8 introduces their latest Night Ritual Vitamin A cream into their range. 

The all new Night Ritual Vitamin A Cream contains 0.2% retinol which helps to fight the visible signs of ageing, whilst looking to improve your skin's elasticity at the same time. As this cream incorporates their Time Release Technology, it actually helps you to reduce any signs of redness of irritation on the skin. Additionally, it actually combines dragon fruit extract is high in antioxidants, making it perfect to keep your skin glowing and looking healthy. 

For the Night Cream Ritual Vitamin A Cream, it's actually designed to be used in combination with the Daily Radiance Vitamin C cream. The fact that it contains 0.2% retinol, this is perfect for boosting the collagen levels on your skin so that you look more youthful. 

After cleansing and your usual skincare regime, look to massage a small amount of the Vitamin A cream across your face, neck and décolletage. Look to use twice a week for the first two weeks. Then every other night for the next two weeks, then every night.

Overall, I've really enjoyed the texture of this cream as it's very rejuvenating, creamy, soft and simply melts upon application. I prefer to apply this product onto my skin at night just before I sleep because you can reap all of the skincare benefits overnight. As you wake up, you'll instantly feel your skin becoming so nourished and strengthened. With continued use, you can look to expect a smoother appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

Night Ritual Vitamin A Cream by Medik8 RRP $87 and can be purchased via www.medik8.com.au or via Advanced Cosmeceuticals. 

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Have you tried any similar products before? 

Friday, December 21, 2018

SKINCARE REVIEW FEATURING THE MICELLAR MOUSSE BY MEDIK8


Medik8's latest Micellar Mousse offers a faster and effective way to achieve cleansed and glowing skin... 


The Micellar Mousse by Medik8 RRP $49 works to remove any makeup, dirt and grim from the skin's surface. The mousse is very creamy and it doesn't contain any nasties such as sulphates. Also, it melts away make-up and dirt quicker than traditional foam cleansers and micellar waters alone. This product is extremely gentle on the skin and it's even made suitable for those with sensitive skin. 

Overall, I quite enjoyed using the Micellar mousse to remove my make-up. It felt lovely on the skin and I didn't experience any irritations or redness when cleansing with this product. I love how it lathers up really nicely as it feels comfortable on the skin. I would use this product after removing my mascara and lipstick with a make-up wipe first. The Micellar mousse does a solid job in cleansing my skin - leaving it feeling fully refreshed and rejuvenated. If you're after a mousse based cleanser that's super gentle on the skin, I'd highly recommend the Micellar Mousse by Medik8. 

The Micellar Mousse by Medik8 is available via www.medik8.com.au


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Have you tried this product out as yet? 

Thursday, December 20, 2018

CHRISTMAS STOCKING STUFFERS FOR HIM & HER - SKINCARE ESSENTIALS


What better way to gift some new skincare essentials...
Here are some stocking stuffers that are ideal for that special someone in your life...especially if they're in need of some new skincare essentials...


LUMA, Crushed Pearl Facial Polish, RRP $34.95

Featuring a gentle facial polish designed to rid any dead skin cells or dry skin on the face. It leaves you with a healthy and smooth complexion - perfect for the New Year. The polish comes with crushed fine pearls which works very gentle on the skin. Your skin will look illuminated and brighter looking! 

Available here



Nu Skin Nutricentials Celltrex Ultra Recovery Mask, 
RRP $53

You simply cannot go wrong with face masks especially with the Ultra Recovery Mask which helps to revitalise the skin. The masks are made with 100% cotton which helps to product to absorb easily onto the skin, without any hassles. Your skin will be left feeling incredibly hydrated and refreshed. The masks are best used after your skin is cleansed for the day. 

Available here


Nu Skin In The Rau Dry Body Oil

This nourishing dry body oil is perfect for seasons, especially with Christmas around the corner. It's super hydrating and leaves the skin with a surge of moisture after application. It also leaves the skin with a natural sheen which is perfect if you're after that 'glow' effect. 

Available here


KLIM Wash 2 in 1 Shampoo and Conditioner,
RRP $17.95

For the man in your life, look to stock him up with the KLIM Wash, 2 in 1 Shampoo and Conditioner. If he tends to forget using conditioner, then this is the perfect pick! It's a nourishing hair product which works to cleanse, nourish and revitalise the hair. 

Available here


KLIM Shave Aqua Cool Shave Gel, RRP $10.95

Featuring a refreshing shave gel which is different to your usual foam based shaving products. Designed to minimise lathering, it's made to help with precision shaving at the same time. It contains naturally active ingredients such as coconut oil and peppermint. 

Available here

C Lab & Co Coffee Scrub with Coconut Travel Pack, RRP $9.99

Scrub away dry skin with the coffee scrub by C Lab & Co. I've been using this product religiously and it's definitely a favourite scrub so far. 

Available here

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What will you be picking up for your Christmas stocking stuffers this year? 

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

THE SUMMER SUN PROTECTION ESSENTIALS FEATURING INVISIBLE ZINC


Look to protect your skin with the summer essentials... ]

Summer brings high UV rays so make sure to protect your skin with the best sun protection possible. I've been loving Invisible Zinc as my go-to sunscreen range as it contains naturally sourced Zinc Oxide - which is a mineral reflector that creates a physical barrier on the skin's surface, providing a protective shield from the sun.  

Here are some top picks for this summer... 


Invisible Zinc, Sheer Defence Tinted Facial Moisturiser, SPF50 


This is a lightweight moisturiser which comes in a tinted version (light, medium & untinted) and offers a high protection mineral sunscreen with a sheer tint to it. What I love about this tinted moisturiser is that it comes with a light scent and it's too overpowering which is great. Furthermore, the consistency is quite light and not too thick which works well for my skin.  


Invisible Zinc, Facial Moisturiser, SPF30 

This soft and creamy moisturiser has been one of my favourite daily products for everyday. It doesn't leave any marks or white cast on the face which is amazing. It leaves my skin feeling moisturised and protected for all day long. 

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Have you tried out any sunscreen products from Invisible Zinc? 

Monday, December 17, 2018

TRIED & TESTED: GIORGIO ARMANI'S NEW TONE UP CUSHION & ROUGE D'ARMANI MATTE LIPSTICKS


Armani Beauty have released their latest Tone Up Cushion as well as the Rouge D'Armani Matte Lipstick range which are so perfect for gift giving...

For a touch of elegance and luxe, you guys will love the NEW My Armani To Go Tone Up Cushion as well as the Rouge D'Armani Matte Lipstick range by Armani Beauty. 

We all know how popular the 'My Armani To Go New Iconic Cushion' has flourished in the beauty market. It truly is the perfect to go cushion foundation product that brings together an advanced formulation which leaves you with supreme coverage. But what if you wanted a product for a much lighter coverage for whenever you're on the go? 

Recently, Armani Beauty have launched their 'My Armani To Go Essence-In Foundation Tone-Up Cushion' which offers a dewy and light glow for your overall skin complexion whilst being on the go. The Tone-Up cushion leaves your skin feeling so hydrated and refreshed. The idea of this cushion is so that you can touch up in between breaks for that refreshing look. 

As for the beautifully packaged Rouge D'Armani Matte Lipstick range, they offer an intense matte lipstick coverage for the lips. Essentially you can achieve maximum comfort and colour payoff within just one stroke. You'll be pleased to know that the matte lipstick contains 50% more pigments than their traditional lipstick. I am loving the overall magnetic packaging of this lipstick as it feels so durable and luxury.

For more information, check out the Giorgio Armani Beauty page here

Excited to hear more about what I thought about these? Check out the below. 



My Armani To Go Essence In Foundation Tone-Up Cushion, RRP $105 

How trendy is this light pink case? This is really a must-have accessory for the face. If you're after a natural and dewy foundation glow, then this is the perfect product for you. Not only does it offer a light foundation coverage but it also comes with the anti-ageing benefits and anti-pollution protection. 

There are 6 tone-up shades available and each of the Tone-Up Cushions come with a cushion applicator which makes it easy for you to apply on the go. The product comes in a light and creamy texture which makes it feel so comfortable and natural looking on the skin. It doesn't feel too heavy or anything like that which is ideal for a touch-up and go foundation.

What I love about this cushion foundation is that it glides on the skin very easily leaving you with a natural glow and finish. Skin feels super soft and it's perfect that natural makeup look. I can literally wear this product on my skin for all day long without it feeling too heavy or caked on. It's super comfortable to wear on a daily basis which is why I've been touching up with the Tone-Up Cushion whenever I'm out and about. 


Featuring the Tone-Up Cushion Foundation by Armani Beauty. 


Armani Beauty, Rouge d'Armani, Matte Finish Lipsticks, RRP $55

There's definitely something amazing about these new matte lipsticks by Armani Beauty. They're intense matte looking, comfortable to wear and you can achieve full coverage within just one stroke. You'll be pleased to know that the lasting matte finish contains up to 50% more pigments than their traditional matte lipsticks - which means you get full beautiful coverage for the lips. 

Most importantly, they last all day long making them ideal for a day or night wear. The fact that they're comfortable to wear all day, they give of a smooth and supple lip colour for the lips. The product didn't bleed during application which is incredible for a luxury matte lipstick, making them super pleasant to wear on the lips. 

SWATCHES 


From top to bottom shades featuring 
Rouge D'Armani Matte Lipsticks by Giorgio Armani: 

600 - Altitude - Love this berry and mahogany shade that looks stunning with a neutral coloured or white outfit.

201 - Nightberry  - For more of a warm and deep berry shade, Nightberry works for those who want to achieve a sexy look for the lips. 

102 - Androgino - This shade is definitely a nice coral shade to rock on the lips, perfect for work or even a day look. 

500 - Fatale - More of a deep coral shade that lies more on the warm tones. 

400 - Four Hundred - For a vibrant pink/red look, you'll definitely make a statement with this gorgeous shade. 

402 - Red to Go - More of a red/orange youthful shade which would suit all skin tones out there.  

What's your favourite shade from the above? 

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Have you tried any of the latest beauty range by Giorgio Armani as yet? 

Thursday, December 13, 2018

NEW TRU FACE SKINCARE RANGE BY NU SKIN TO RESTORE A HEALTHY, YOUTHFUL GLOW TO THE SKIN


Look to embrace the look of youth with the new skincare essentials by Nu Skin, Tru Face...

For ageless looking and brighter skin, the Tru Face skincare range by Nu Skin offers their Essence Ultra, Uplifting Cream as well as their Essence Duet, Neck & Decollete. Both products I recently trialled out to see what it can actually do for my skin. Their formulas are very effective and powerful, which means that you're able to achieve a youthful and healthy glow for your skin. The Tru Face range mainly focuses on anti-ageing and hydration of the skin. AgeLOC technology have been incorporated into their products which essentially helps the skin appear more sculpted, defined and toned. 

All of the Nu Skin products can be found on their official website here


Nu Skin, Tru Face Essence Duet, RRP $157

This dual chamber system incorporates two powerful formulas which looks to benefit the neck and décolletage. It comes with a silky smooth formula which reduces the loss of skin elasticity, as well as helping to contour and lift the skin - all at the same time. This powerful product works to absorb right into the deep set creases on the neck - so that you can achieve brighter and younger looking skin.  

For application, simply apply every morning and evening after you cleanse the skin onto the neck and décolletage. 


Nu Skin, Tru Face Essence Ultra Uplifting Cream,
 RRP $142 

The uplifting cream looks to hydrate, contour and strengthen the skin whilst leaving it looking luminous and more youthful looking. You can look to expect to see visible results within half an hour of application. I started to notice that my skin looked more sculpted, dewy and defined. The texture of the product is in a silky-based texture which feels really soft and nice upon skin application. Most importantly, this product leaves the skin feeling hydrated which is important if you're after a healthy glow. 

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Have you tried out any products from the Nu Skin range before? 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

ADORABLE STOCKING STUFFERS FOR THIS CHRISTMAS FEATURING OTTERBOX & LIFEPROOF


After some stocking stuffers for this Christmas? 

You can never go wrong with phone accessories especially when they look to protect the phone. Otterbox and Lifeproof offer vast options of style and protection for their phone cases which makes it perfect for the holiday gift giving season. 

Global innovator of premium protective products for smartphones and tablets, Otter Productshas announced an attractive line-up of cases for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. For the first time, LifeProof SLɅM will be available with an array of stylish clear graphics that complement any style while accenting the sleek lines of iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone XR.
OtterBox, the No. 1- selling smartphone case, announces a full lineup of protective cases for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR, with Symmetry Series, Defender Series, Pursuit Series, Strada Series Folio and Commuter Series offering a wider range of styles, colours and graphics for iPhone devices than ever before. 
Here are my favourites below from the range:


Defender Series, Screenless Edition Case for iPhone X/XS, RRP $84.95

This gorgeous style comes in Coral Dot which gives you direct screen access to your phone. The style is quite feminine and would suit those who have a liking for polka dots and vibrant colours. Also, it features a non-slip grip and an included holster which makes this phone case very durable and convenient to hold. This is a lovely stocking stuffer to include for your loved ones because it will definitely be put to good use. Overall, it's a tough phone case which will protect your phone from dirt, dust and even drops. 

Features include: 
  • Multi-layer defense 
  • Screenless cover 
  • Port covers - prevents dirt, dust and lint from clogging the ports. 
  • Holster - looks to function as a swiveling belt clip and a hands-free kick stand.


NEXT for iPhone X/XS in Cactus Rose, RRP  $84.95

Look to amplify your phone with these stylish clear phone cases by Lifeproof, featuring the NEXT in Cactus Rose. They're made to defend against drops, dirt, dust and snow making them solid protective phone cases. The sleek style comes with a screenless front, transparent back and colour halo. What's more is that you can easily rely on wireless charging with the QI wireless charging base. If pink isn't your jam, then there are four other colours to choose from the range. 

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Are you looking forward to Christmas? 

Friday, December 7, 2018

CHRISTMAS BEAUTY & HAIRCARE GIFT SETS FOR LESS THAN $80




Who's excited for the holiday season? 

With just under a month to go till Christmas, what better way to shop early and avoid the crowd. If you're shopping for under a budget of $80 or less, here are some beauty and haircare gift sets that you might consider for your family, friends or yourself....



Harper + Arlo Moisture Trio Pack, RRP $49.95

This lovely natural haircare trio pack is formulated with certified organic extracts that leaves your hair feeling softer and smoother. There are no nasty chemicals contained in the products which is amazing and what better way to gift your loved ones with this haircare set. You'll also be pleased to know that the products are cruelty-free, vegan-friendly, paraben free, silicone free and biodegradable. 

In the set you receive:
  • Moisture Shampoo (300ml) 
  • Moisture Conditioner (300ml) 
  • Moisture Treatment (150ml) 

Furthermore, the hair products smell so refreshing and natural. The scent isn't too strong which is good and it's suited for those with medium to thick coarse hair. If your hair is in need of moisture, the Moisture Trio pack by Harper + Arlo is perfect for you! 

The Moisture Trio Pack by Harper + Arlo is available here



Hydrating Rose Duo, Jurlique, RRP $60 

This luxury gift set includes a Rose hand cream (125ml) and a softening Rose lip balm  (15ml) by Jurlique is perfect for busy loved ones for this holiday season. Their products features botanical ingredients which is made to hydrate, soften and nourish the skin and lips. The gift set comes beautifully designed and packaged so it's all ready to go..

The Hydrating Rose Duo by Jurlique is available here or in-stores at selected Myer or David Jones counters. 




Brush Goals Set, Real Techniques, RRP $45

Get set to glow, shimmer and sparkle through the party season with the lovely 'Brush Goals' set by Real Techniques. It features five limited edition brushes which is definitely a must-have for every beauty lover out there. This set is affordable and perfect for those in need of some new and good quality make-up brushes.

The brushes include: 
  • Correcting brush 
  • Blending crease brush 
  • Deluxe concealer brush 
  • Full coverage eye brush 
  • Fan brush 

The Brush Goals set by Real Techniques is available here or via Priceline stores/online




Tropical Glow Beauty Kit, Eco Tools, RRP $30

For an affordable beauty kit, Eco Tools have released their latest Limited Edition Tropical Glow Beauty Kit which features 100% cruelty-free and vegan-friendly brushes and beauty tools. This kit is perfect for a summer vacation or whenever you're travelling abroad. Give this gift for the ultimate travel buddy as they'll definitely find this kit very helpful. 

The Beauty Kit includes: 
  • Travel Perfecting Blender 
  • Powder/Blush Brush 
  • Highlighting Fan 
  • Shading and Smudge Brush 

The Tropical Glow Beauty Kit by Eco Tools is available at Priceline pharmacies nationwide and online. 



The Ultimate Gift for Coco-Nutters, Lanolips, RRP $38 

This is a must have set for those who loves the sweet smell of coconut. It comes with an ointment, hand cream and body milk which are the perfect skincare essentials for everyday. Look to restore your skin's hydration with these amazing products especially with the Coconutter Hand Cream, which is infused Coconut Oil, Lanolin and Vitamin E. 


Beach Ready Gift Set, Essano

For the perfect haircare essentials, get yourself stocked up with the cute Beach Ready Gift Set by Essano. The set contains a Coconut Oil Lightly Moisturising Body Lotion (75ml), Pure Defence SPF15 Moisturiser (75ml) and Argan Oil Hair Recovery Serum (50ml). These products are cruelty-free and are made in New Zealand. 





Pure Silk Pillowcase, Slip RRP $85

If you feeling like splurging a little on good quality pillowcases, I highly recommend these by Slip. These pillowcases are incredibly soft and silky to touch. Slipsilk™ can help to reduce friction, allowing skin to glide along the pillow while reducing extra pressure on creased skin.
Also, they come nicely and conveniently packed so that you can wrap and place it under the Christmas tree for that someone special. 



Blessed by Nature skincare products 

Look to spoil your friends and family with a selection of non-toxic and cruelty-free Australian skincare. Blessed by Nature is based out of Melbourne that are made with natural and organic ingredients that nourishes the skin while caring for the environment. 

Some of the skincare picks I've been loving include: 
  • Wild Harvested Organic Rosehip Oil, RRP $19.95 - Looks to repair and rejuvenate the skin whilst improving the skin's texture (protecting the skin from further ageing).
  • Micellar Pure Cleansing Water, RRP $11.95 - This product gently removes makeup and dirt from the skin. If you're looking for a quick and gentle way to cleanse the skin, then you'll love the Micellar Pure Cleansing Water. 
  • Retoning Facial Scrub, RRP $12.95 - This lovely and gentle facial scrub works to leave your skin feeling smooth and soft. 
The range is available via Priceline in-stores or online here. 


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What's on your wish list for this Christmas?