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Thursday, January 24, 2019

THE PERFECT SET OF TRAVEL SPA ESSENTIALS BY LI'TYA

 


New skincare review featuring Pure Australian botanicals brand, Li'Tya. 

If you're on the look out for a nourishing set of skincare products for travelling, then you might be interested in Li'Tya - a Pure Australian Botanicals skincare brand I recently tried out. Also, it's perfect for gifting your friends and family or look to spoil yourself before you travel to the next place!  

The Nourishment (Nurong) Gift/Travel Pack, RRP $99.50 contains 4 x 30ml skincare products that are made to deeply nourish, provide moisture, hydration and protection for the skin. These products are perfect if you have dry and dehydrated skin which is definitely a must if you're constantly on the go. I find that when I travel to a new country, my skin tends to react differently to the weather - which is why I always look to ensure that I pack the right products to rejuvenate and nourish my skin. 

My impressions of the products include of the below:  
  • Lillypilly Cream Cleanser - I love its natural and botanical scent which smells refreshing and relaxing. This cleanser is full of Vitamin C which means that it works to give your skin a good cleanse as well as keep it moisturised. 
  • Kakadu Plum Vitality Cream Mask - This cream mask contains key antioxidants including Vitamins A, C and E. It brightens, nourishes and rejuvenates the skin after a day out. My skin felt supple and soft right after using this mask and leaves it feeling hydrated which is key to achieving healthy looking skin. 
  • Macadamia Hydrating Cream - So this hydrating cream provides an adequate level of moisture for the cream, plus is smells amazing. It does a solid job in looking to restore your skin back to its healthy glow. 
  • Quandong Hair Treatment Mask - I always forget to bring a hair mask with me when I travel which is why this is perfect for me. I felt that this hair mask left my hair feeling stronger and revitalised so it's definitely a thumbs up for me. 
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What's in your travel bag?

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

A LITTLE EXTRA TINT FOR THE LIPS - PERFECT FOR EVERYDAY - FEATURING THE LATEST SHADE BY BOBBI BROWN

 

Pick your perfect pout... 

For natural looking lip tints, Bobbi Brown have released three new shades to their Extra Lip Tint Collection, RRP $54. Pictured above features their newest shade in Bare Raspberry, which is this luscious rosy, berry shade. It looks very natural on the lips and essentially works with the natural lip tone to enhance a rosy tint shade. Furthermore if you're after a subtle look for the lips, then you may love this range. 

These are super lightweight, sheer and incredibly nourishing for the lips. It's the perfect pick-me-up lip balm for everyday as it adds a little tinge of colour for the lips. What I mostly love about the Extra Lip Tints is that they easily blend in with your natural lip colour which is amazing. There's no sticky feeling with these lip tints and I have been using it as an everyday lip balm, with the added bonus of the lip tint colour which I love. 

The Extra Lip Tints by Bobbi Brown is available in 6 shades and you can check them out on their official page here. They contain a blend Olive, Avocado and Jojoba Oils which nourish and condition your lips for everyday. 


Image source: Bobbi Brown 


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On the lips.... 


I am wearing Bobbi Brown's latest shade Bare Raspberry from their Lip Tint Collection. I love how natural and subtle looking it is making it perfect for everyday wear. It's not too heavy like lipstick which is why I always have this in my purse! 

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Have you tried these out? 

Monday, January 21, 2019

ACHIEVE A BRONZED AND NATURAL GLOW FOR THE SKIN FEATURING REEF'S COCONUT OIL RANGE


This summer look to lather your skin with some coconut goodness! 

What better way to escape to the beach and soak in some much-needed sunshine for this summer. If you're in the market for coconut oil you simply cannot go wrong with the Reef range, where they offer a variety of sun tan oils which are perfect for getting your bronzed glow on. Here are some of my favourite selections below: 


Sun Tan Oil, Coconut by Reef 

This product is perfect for someone like myself as I'm always in need of a bronzed healthy glow. Look to apply on the coconut oil onto the skin, sit out in the sun for about an hour and you'll definitely see the results. Each product comes in a 125ml plastic bottle which makes it easy for you to pack into your beach bag. 


Deep Sun Tan Oil, Coconut by Reef 

What I love about this sun tan oil is that it's very light, non-greasy and absorbs easily onto the skin. It does leave the skin feeling well moisturised as it contains Vitamin E which helps to leave the skin feeling so soft and supple. Pop some coconut oil onto the skin when you're at the beach as it helps to prevent further premature ageing of the skin. As for its fragrance, it smells of addictive sweet coconuts which is beautiful. 

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Are you getting your summer glow? 

Friday, January 18, 2019

BEGIN THE NEW YEAR WITH RADIANT AND HEALTHY SKIN


Want to achieve radiant and healthy looking skin for the new year? 

Jurlique have recently introduced two new limited edition products to their collection featuring the Rose Body Oil and the Activating Water Essence. Both of these products are made to refreshen and hydrate the skin, leaving it feeling healthy and amazing. Furthermore, they are infused with botanicals from the South Australian hills. 

And for a limited time only, their gorgeous packaging is decorated with lucky Rose and Peony flowers which is so perfect for the Lunar New Year. So why not make a promise this year to achieve healthier skin? 

For more information head over to Jurlique's official website

See below for my thoughts... 


Rose Body Oil, Jurlique, RRP $59 

The Rose Body Oil is a silky, smooth oil which works to rejuvenate and relax the skin at the same time. It's very calming thanks to lavender and chamomile extracts from the product which is perfect for winding down at home. If you're looking for a body oil which helps to re-balance your skin's natural oils, then this is the product for you. 


Activating Water Essence, RRP $73 

Featuring a highly concentrated water essence for the skin, it includes Marshmallow Root which works to deeply hydrate the skin, whilst improving its ability to retain moisture. After using the Activating Water Essence by Jurlique, my skin felt more supple, soft and smoother. It does a really nice job to boost hydration levels for my skin and I'm incredibly amazed at the benefits of using this product on a daily basis. You can look to follow through with your moisturiser and serum after using the Activating Water Essence for an enhanced performance for the skin. 

*****

Have you tried out any products by Jurlique? 

Thursday, January 17, 2019

MATERNITY/NURSING BRAS & NEW SWADDLES FEATURING THE LATEST BRANDS I AM LOVING, NOW AVAILABLE VIA THE STORK NEST


This month I've rounded up some of my favourite discoveries that I've come across featuring L'il Fraser Collection (which make the most adorable swaddle designs) and Bravado Designs (for some good comfortable maternity bras). 

All of the below mentioned products are available via The Stork Nest (your one stop shop for everything baby/toddler/mummy related)

Check them out below: 




L'il Fraser Baby Wrap in Archie, RRP $34.95 

Available here



L'il Fraser Baby Wrap in Arlo, RRP $34.95 

Available here


These come in a generous swaddle size (120cm x 120cm) for their 100% cotton jersey stretch wrap - making them great for a feeding shawl, cot/pram blanket, cot sheets, floor rug and many other purposes too. The size is just perfect as you can fold it to whatever size you prefer. The quality feels amazing and there's a wide range of patterns/colours to choose from. 





These maternity/nursing bras are incredibly comfortable and the quality is excellent. I have tried out many brands out there but the range by Bravado have certainly stood out for me. 

Their bras are very consistent in terms of quality and you'll be amazed by how stylish their collection is. Furthermore, they're so soft and breathable for everyday wear. When it comes to maternity and nursing bras, you always want to ensure that they're comfortable especially during the cold or heat. The bras all come wire-free for a comfortable wear as well as the clip-on straps for ease of nursing your baby. 

Bravado actually started with two Mums, 26 years ago in the UK. Basically they were looking for a nursing bra that was not only stylish but super comfortable to support Mum on her breastfeeding and pregnancy journey. 


Black Original Nursing Bra, Bravado, RRP $49.95

Available here. 


Charcoal Heather Body Silk Seamless Bra, RRP $69.95

Available here. 


Silver Belle Body Silk Nursing Bra, Bravado, RRP $69.95

Available here

*****


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

KICKSTART 2019 WITH THE NEW YEAR RECOVERY KIT, AVAILABLE VIA TVSN


Here are some essentials that's guaranteed to kickstart 2019 for you...

If you're feeling like you're in need of the perfect pick-me-up products, then be rest assured that TVSN is the perfect place to start shopping. 

Switch on, log on, click on - TVSN


Image source: Instyle 


Sand & Sky - Brilliant Skin Purifying Pink Clay Mask, RRP $79.95 

Awaken the skin with this effective Australian clay mask, which essentially works like a magnet to draw out any impurities on the skin. Skin is left feeling soft, nourished and refined thanks to its detoxifying essential ingredients. This is perfect for if your skin is looking dull, dry and dehydrated. 


Wrinkles Schminkles, Forehead Smoothing Kit, 
RRP $39.95 

These babies work while you sleep which means that when you do wake up, you'll notice visibly softened wrinkles and skin. Each pack contains two medical grade silicone pads. They're reusable, self-adhesive and hypoallergenic which is perfect for an everyday use at home. 


Latte Active, Health Foundry, RRP $24.95

This is the perfect cup of tea to start the day featuring the Turmeric and Spice Golden Latte blend. I usually opt for other tea flavours but since tasting this particular brand out, I am simply addicted to it. It's 100% caffeine free and contains only 4 calories per serve which is perfect for my meal plan. 

*****

Look to feel better this month by treating yourself! 


Monday, January 14, 2019

LOOK TO PROTECT YOUR LITTLE ONE'S SKIN DURING SUMMER


Sun protection is a must for all little bubs heading out to the sun... 


If you're looking for the perfect sunscreen for your little one, Milk & Co offers their Protect Me SPF 30+ Sunscreen, RRP $22.95. It helps to protect their skin and face from the harsh UV rays. The sunscreen is water resistant of up to four hours and is suitable for babies aged 3 months and over. 

The formula is free of any chemical nasties and looks to provide a high broad spectrum protection from UVA and UVB rays which is perfect for the hot and humid weather. Furthermore, Vitamin E and Aloe Vera look to nourish and moisturise the skin leaving it feeling softer and hydrated at the same time. Overall, this a great product to pick-up as it's super gentle on baby's skin and gives some form of sun protection whilst they're out and about. 

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Have you checked out the sunscreen by Milk & Co? 

THE PERFECT LUNCH BOXES FEATURING THE ULTIMATE BACK TO SCHOOL PACKS BY SMASH, NOW AVAILABLE AT COLES, BIG W & OFFICEWORKS!


It's back to school season and what better way to mix up the lunches for the kids... 

Here are some new lunch boxes that have launched in-stores and online at Coles Supermarkets, Officeworks and Big W featuring the SMASH lunchbox and cooler range. These are super handy to store sandwiches, fruits, snacks and cool drinks for the summer season especially with the kids heading back to school very soon. Furthermore, these are on-trend products which allows your child to stay ahead of the pack. 


Insulated Lunch bags by SMASH - You can't go wrong with these adorable lunch bags which help to keep sandwiches and drinks fresh and cool. They're made of amazing quality which makes them durable to have for a period of time. Also, they come in fun styles and designs which make it interesting and too cool for school. 


Purple Insulated Lunch Bag - This handy lunch bag is perfect for those who love to keep their snacks and drinks neatly packed in the one spot. It can look to fit all of the food and snack essentials for the day such as the Freeze Me Snack Pot, Glow Bottle (super fun bottle which glows and will keep your kid entertained) and the Freeze Me Snack container. 

*****

Do you love packing lunch boxes for your little ones? 

Friday, January 11, 2019

EXPLORING THE LATEST SKINCARE & BEAUTY ESSENTIALS BY SHU UEMURA FOR THIS SUMMER


Don't you just love summer? 

Summer is probably my most favourite season of the year. It's an exciting season because you can choose to dress up your look in so many ways. I explored the latest skincare and beauty essentials by Shu Uemura (one of my favourite makeup brands that never ceases to disappoint me), featuring some of their latest additions. 

All of the below mentioned products can be found available on their official website, David Jones or Sephora stores. 

Check out my thoughts on the latest beauty and skincare essentials below: 


The Lightbulb Fluid Foundation, RRP $80 

For a luminous and natural glow, I've been really loving how the Lightbulb Fluid Foundation by Shu Uemura feels on my skin. It gives you a high coverage which means that it blends away any redness, blemishes and other skin discolourations well. This product really looks to leave you with a natural and even coverage which is great for everyday or even on special occasions. It's a very lightweight foundation that doesn't leave you with the caked or dry look which is so important when it comes to coverage. Furthermore, it leaves you with a subtle nice glow which really enhances that healthy look of the skin. 


Waterpaint:Ink Liquid eyeliner 

Featuring a calligraphy style pen with a precise tip which allows for a mistake-free application. If you're looking whip cat-shaped winged looks, then this is your best friend! I found this liquid eyeliner to be very pigmented (in shade pure black) and it really helps to line the eyes for a dramatic look. 


Pictured above I've used the Lightbulb Fluid Foundation and Waterpaint:Ink Eyeliner 
by Shu Uemura. 


Anti/Oxi+ Pollutant & Dullness Clarifying Cleansing Oil (for dull complexions) 

So this cleansing oil works to remove any impurities and stubborn makeup without leaving any residue behind. What makes this cleansing oil unique is that it focuses on a 3 green-trio which includes green tea extract anti-oxidation, moringa extra (which helps to remove pollutants) and papaya extract which effective polishes away any protein stains. This is a refreshing and nice cleansing oil I've used so far and it smells amazing too. Not only does it look to restore dull skin but it leaves it feeling refined, supple and more radiant. 

I've used this cleansing oil with my waterproof mascara which works so well considering that it's quite stubborn to remove without a makeup remover. However, this cleansing oil does a great job in looking to leave your skin feeling well cleansed. There's no need for any rubbing here because all you need is this cleansing oil in your life! 



Stage Performer, All in 1 Minute Instant Makeup Prep Mask 

This mask is perfect for those who are constantly rushing out the door.. It looks to leave your skin feeling so soft and fresh - ready for your makeup application. Alternatively, you can pop on this mask after you've cleansed your face. It's super relaxing and very simple to use as part of your skincare or makeup routine. 



Petal 55 [pink] Foundation Brush 

This is probably the best foundation brush I've used to date. Most importantly, it fits comfortably in my hands allowing me to apply foundation without any hassles and also with an easy grip to it. So if you're in the market for a new foundation brush, you may be interested in the Professional Foundation Brush by Shu Uemura, where it helps you to achieve a smooth and poreless finish. 

I can easily achieve an even and smooth coverage with just using this brush because I don't require as much foundation as I'd usually need. It's a very soft brush which is presented in a unique hexagon shape. The bristles are ultra-soft and dense which means you don't need to use up as much foundation as you usually would. Plus, it comes in my favourite shade, pink! The whole design of the foundation brush is so you can look to achieve a smooth stroke from different angles while applying the foundation easily onto your skin. 

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What are your favourite picks from the Shu Uemura range?