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Friday, December 7, 2018


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. 


What's on your wish list for this Christmas? 

Thursday, December 6, 2018


Spectacular Shine Meets Bold Colour 

Get ready to be WOW'd by the luscious and beautiful range of bold and nude shades by L'OREAL PARIS Colour Riche Shine Lipsticks. 

There are 16 beautiful bold and nude shades available from the range which offer tremendous shine and intense hydration for the lips. Furthermore, they are definitely comfortable to rock on the lips for all day long and don't feel anywhere near as sticky. 

The Colour Riche Shine Lipsticks come ultra-rich, radiant and with a shiny finish to the lips. You can literally achieve high colour pay-off within just one stroke which is incredible. Also, did I mention how hydrating they feel? They don't make your lips feel dry or flaky which is essential when it comes to long-wearing lipsticks.

You'll be pleased to know that the lipstick's true colour formula has 60% more oils which ideally leaves the lips feeling comfortable and conditioned for all day long. It's a lipstick range which offers high performance, colour as well as amazing shine. The formula is perfect as it glides on smoothly with ease onto the lips. 

So if you're after high performance colour, shine and comfort - you will definitely be amazed by the L'OREAL PARIS Colour Riche Shine Lipsticks. Overall, these new lipsticks are incredibly nourishing and pigmented which I am highly impressed with. 

The Colour Riche Shine Collection by L'OREAL PARIS is now available in selected pharmacies, supermarkets and variety stores, RRP $23.95 each. 

Featuring an incredible range of luscious and moisturising lipsticks by L'OREAL PARIS 

Pops of vibrant colour perfect for Spring and Summer 




From top to bottom: 

Featuring the swatches from the NEW L'OREAL PARIS Colour Riche Shine Lipsticks: 



What's your favourite shade? 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018


Surprise your loved ones with the spectacular Christmas range by The Body Shop...

The Body Shop offers a wide range of Christmas gifts including skincare, body care, make-up, fragrance and hair care. The gift sets are great stocking stuffers for this Christmas especially when it comes to Kris Kringle or for your friends and family. You definitely can't go wrong with these gorgeous gift set as there is something for everyone... 

Here are some picks that I've been loving...

Drops of Youth Collection, RRP $80 

For healthy looking skin, the Drops of Youth Collection by The Body Shop is the perfect gift set to check out. It contains the Drops of Youth, Youth Concentrate (30ml) and the Drops of Youth, Day Cream (50ml). This duo is your answer to achieving youthful, healthier and glowing looking skin. The Concentrate is made from natural-origin ingredients and the whole range is 100% vegan. 

Berry Bonbon Body Scrub, RRP $29

This body scrub smells super fruity and juicy of luscious cranberry seed oil extract. It looks to leave the skin feeling smoother and softer than ever. If you're after a refreshing body scrub for yourself or as a gift idea, you definitely can't go wrong with the Berry Bonbon body scrub. Look to buff and exfoliate dead skin cells with a refreshing body scrub..

Mango Treats, RRP $12

If you have a smaller budget for Secret Santa this year, this is probably your best pick from the range. The Mango Treats Gift set includes a Mango Shower Gel (60ml) and a Mango Body Butter (50ml). This duo smells amazing of fresh juicy mangoes and what better way to feel revived! 

All of the above mentioned products are available at The Body Shop in-stores or online via their official website here


Have you checked out the Christmas range by The Body Shop?

Tuesday, December 4, 2018


I've changed up my skincare routine to incorporate Scout's Certified Organic Superfood Active skincare range, check out my thoughts below...

I recently tried out a certified organic, innovative and active skincare range called SCOUT's Nutraceutical Super Food collection. Some of their products include, The Super Fruit Exfoliating Wash-Off which is perfect for removing makeup, The Balance & Replenish Light MoisturiserVitamin C Brightening Serum and the Six Oils of Rejuvenation.

Each of the products have been formulated and manufactured in Australia, where they contain many active ingredients (such as Vitamin B3, Peptides, Hyaluronic Acid and natural AHA's) that help leave your skin looking refreshed, hydrated and healthier looking once again. 

Here's a little sneak peek of my thoughts on the range so far... 
  • Cleanse - I have been washing my skin using the Super Fruit Exfoliating Wash-Off Cleanser by Scout Cosmetics, RRP $34.95, which contains Blueberries, Grape Skin & Acai. I felt that it was very gentle for a cleanser and it even smelt refreshing and fruity. It works as a powerful cleanser to smooth the skin as well as reduce wrinkles by stimulating collagen production. With continued use of this cleanser, I can definitely anticipate my skin to look fresher and more youthful. 
  • Moisturise - Next I'd apply the Balance & Replenish Light Moisturiser, RRP $39.95 which contains Calendula, Red Mandarin & Pumpkin. It's so light for a moisturiser which is why it's perfect as a makeup base too. Otherwise, you can just use this as part of your regular skincare routine. I felt that this moisturiser looked to soothe out any redness or irritations on my skin which is great if you tend to get a little redness from time to time. As a moisturiser, it's more suited to those with oily, combination to normal skin as either a day or night time moisturiser. 
  • Balance - You can choose to use the serum either before or after you apply your moisturiser. It all depends on what suits your skin better of course. I checked out the Vitamin C Brightening Serum, RRP $45.95, which really looks to deliver more of a radiant and youthful glow to your overall appearance. Both the Kakadu Plum extract and Vitamin C, combine to protect your skin from radical damage as well as brighten up your skin. My skin definitely felt more plump and hydrated after using this serum which is amazing because I've been looking for a product that's full of active ingredients that work. 
  • Rejuvenate - Look to massage about 3-5 drops all over the face and decolletage with using the Six Oils of Rejuvenation (Avocado, Sunflower and Carrot), RRP $39.95. This packed vegan blend of oil looks to nourish the skin leaving it feeling moisturised and hydrated. The anti-aging Six Oils of Rejuvenation is formulated to concentrate and draw on the benefits of each individual oil to rejuvenate and improve the skin’s natural defences for a smoother and healthier complexion. 

Overall, I really enjoyed using these products as part of my everyday routine. With using these products to follow through for everyday, it has definitely suited my lifestyle. For a Superfood skincare range, I'm quite impressed with the active ingredients and formula of it all. My skin looks so much clearer and I would recommend the range if you're looking to try out effective and gentle products for the skin. 

All of the products as mentioned above is available via Scout Cosmetics' official website here and social media channel here


Have you tried any skincare products from Scout Cosmetics? 

Monday, December 3, 2018


Celebrate this Christmas with the gorgeous range by the Palm Beach Collection.. 

Featuring an array range of summery and fruity scents, the Christmas collection by Palm Beach Collection definitely brings some warmth to the home. Their range has been designed for the festive season and what better way to gift your loved ones for this Christmas... 

You can look to shop for the range via Palm Beach Collection. 

Here are some of my favourite picks... 

Summer Bellini Christmas Standard Candle,
 RRP $39.95 

For a fresh and fruity scented aroma, you cannot go wrong with the Summer Bellini Christmas Standard Candle by the Palm Beach Collection. It features top notes of Green, Orange and Mandarin; middle notes being of Peach, Strawberry and Apple; base notes of Vanilla, Raspberry and Tonka. I've been loving the aroma of this candle as I love my sweet scents.

As this candle already comes packaged in a gorgeous gift box, it's the perfect Kris Kringle or Secret Santa gift for a budget of less than $40.

You can look to purchase the candle here.  

Winter Pine, Christmas Mini Triangle Pack,
 RRP $16.95

Offering up to 15 hours of burn time, this Christmas Mini Triangle Pack by the Palm Beach Collection is a great gift idea for the holiday season. The mini candle is presented in a unique triangle box which is great if you have a budget of less than $20 for Secret Santa or Kris Kringle. 

The top notes features Bergamot, Orange, Cassis, Fig and Green; middle notes features Lily of the Valley, Jasmine, Strawberry, Fir, Lavender; base notes features Musk, Vanilla, Clove, Cardamom, Cinnamon and Pine. 


Have you checked out the Christmas collection by Palm Beach? 


What are sugar scrubs made for? 

Sugar scrubs are a skincare product that's made to exfoliate the dead skin cells from the surface of our skin. They're part of a face scrub which is made up with sugar granules. When we start to exfoliate our skin, this helps with creating a skin appearance which feels smoother and softer. Usually it's not recommended to exfoliate every day but instead only a few times a week. However, sugar scrubs are super gentle and a great way to leave the skin complexion feeling well smooth, rejuvenated and refreshed. 

L'Oreal Paris have launched a line of sugar scrubs and it all comes down to your skin's type and what benefit you're after when it comes to selecting the right scrub for you. 

The Sugar scrubs by L'Oreal Paris, RRP $19 and are available at Priceline pharmacies in-stores or online. 

Here some picks below: 

Sugar Scrubs, Nourishing Scrub - 
Softens and Soothes Dryness, RRP $19 

This scrub combines 3 fine sugars which effectively looks to soften and soothe out dry or flaky skin. It has the scent of cocoa butter which provides a nourishing benefit for the skin. This scrub is not only used for the face but you can even look to use it on the lips too. I love using sugar scrubs on the lips as they leave it feeling soft and smooth. 

Sugar Scrubs, Purifying Scrub - 
Purifies & Clears, RRP $19 

The Purifying scrub contains kiwi seeds which helps to instantly reveal a clearer and smoother skin complexion. It's ideal for if you have clogged blackheads or blocked pores as the kiwi seed extract will look to clear out the gunk. The kiwi scent isn't too overpowering which is great as it only has a light scent to it. 

Sugar Scrubs, Glow Scrub - 
Brightens & Boosts Radiance, RRP $19 

This sugar scrub works to brighten and smooth out the the skin, leaving your complexion looking radiant. Ensure that your hands are completely dry before using the scrub for an effective result. 


Have you tried these scrubs by L'Oreal Paris before? 

Sunday, December 2, 2018


Some essential oils that have just launched includes of the Oil Garden range, perfect for babies... 

When it comes to assisting babies to sleep (usually from the ages of 3 months to 12 months), essential oils can be a helpful product. Here are some new essential oils from the Oil Garden range which have recently launched, featuring 'Baby Sleep', 'Baby Protect' and 'Baby Play' type of essential oils. 

Find out more below: 

Baby Sleep Assist, RRP $19.99 

This essential contains Sweet Orange, Mandarin, Lavender and Roman Chamomile - which have nee used in aromatherapy to assist with insomnia, stress and mild anxiety. This particular oil will no doubt assist the baby with their sleep. 

Baby Protect, RRP $19.99 

This essential oil contains Lemon, Eucalyptus, Lavender and Myrtle - which all help with the relief of cold and flu like symptoms. It's perfect for those who are experiencing mucous congestion, sinusitis and more. 

Baby Play, RRP $19.99 

For an uplifting feeling, the Baby Play essential oil is the perfect product for your child. It contains Sweet Orange, Lime, Lemon, Grapefruit, Spearmint and Bergamot, which have all been used traditionally in assisting with the health and wellbeing. Most importantly, these essential oils are made for those with gentle and sensitive skin! 

Baby Cloud Vapouriser, RRP $39.99

This is an easy to use vapouriser that has been designed with ultrasonic wave technology. It works based on the vibration of waters instead of a heat mechanism, therefore you get the purest quality of the baby oils being released into the air. I love this humidifier as I feel that it cleans the air effectively, leaving a nice aroma for the room. 

It's completely safe to use for the nursery and it comes with a multi-night light setting. This vapouriser comes with 3 hours of run time, giving you plenty of time to set a relaxing mood at night. 


Have you tried out this brand before?