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Friday, June 28, 2019

PROTECT AND NOURISH THE HANDS & FACE FOR THIS WINTER: MY MUST HAVE HANDBAG ESSENTIALS


This winter can wreak havoc with our skin especially with our face and hands. 

Look to protect and nourish the skin with some of my favourite must-have essentials including the Tough Hands by DU'It (there are two variations being the For Her - For Dry, Irritated Hands and For Dry, Cracked and Irritated Skin) as well as their Vitamin E Face Cream (which is a lifesaver when it comes to dry skin). 


Tough Hands For Her - For Dry, Irritated Hands (DU'IT) 

Since first using this hand cream, I am AMAZED by how effective it is for my dry hands. It's no doubt a potent and hydrating hand cream which contains anti-ageing properties. It leaves the hands feeling well moisturised and hydrated (even through washing hands) which is why I now carry a bottle of this miracle cream in my handbag. 


VE+ Vitamin E Face Cream (DU'IT) 

For a moisturising cream which contains about 12% of Vitamin E, it just means that it's super effective in looking to rehydrate and soothe the skin. This face cream leaves my skin feeling soft, radiant and supple which is a great everyday cream to use. 


Tough Hands - For Dry, Cracked Irritated Hands (DU'IT) 

Last but not least we have the Tough Hands - For Dry, Cracked and Irritated Hands. This bottle comes in more of a gel-lotion texture which feels light and more watery based after application. It's definitely considered as a heavy duty cream and it's ideal for incredibly dry hands. The hand cream acts a barrier against other harsh environmental factors which may dry out our hands. Overall, I felt that this hand cream felt super nice and comfortable - so ideal for those who are constantly washing their hands. 

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Which of these have you tried? 

Thursday, June 27, 2019

CREATE THAT SUMMER GLOW FOR WINTER WITH THESE MAKEUP DISCOVERIES BY BOBBI BROWN




Create that summer glow inspired by sun-drenched beach days and sultry city nights with the latest beauty collection by Bobbi Brown. 

Achieving the summer glow can be easily managed by using the right products. Some new beauty limited edition products I've discovered by Bobbi Brown includes their High Shine Liquid Eye Shadows, Highlighting Powder and Bronzing Duo. All of these products are so perfect for mimicking a summery inspired look especially for the face, cheeks and eyes. For the face you really want to achieve contoured cheekbones and use a highlighter to add that 3-Dimension effect to it. On the eyes you want to use a foil-inspired eyeshadow product to bring more dimension to it. Are you ready to hear more? 

I've been loving these new discoveries by Bobbi Brown...


High Shine Liquid Eye Shadow, Bobbi Brown, RRP $40 

Ready to leave your eyelids smouldering with shine and radiance? These limited edition High Shine Liquid Eye Shadows are so easy to apply and blend on the lids. There are four lovely shades available including Perfect Foil, Copperhead, Molten Petal and Gold Fusion (scroll down for swatches). The eyeshadows are water-based and they instantly give of a cooling effect leaving you with an ultra-reflective finish. 

The shades are absolutely stunning and are so wearable to various occasions. You can even getaway without being too 'overly-dressed up' for the face. For a summery-inspired look, you definitely cannot go wrong with these liquid eye shadows by Bobbi Brown. Be quick as they're only available for a limited time. 


Source image: Bobbi Brown 


I've swatched the High Shine Liquid Eyeshadows by Bobbi Brown which are super vibrant and pigmented. 

Shades from top to bottom: 

Perfect Foil 

Gold Fusion 

Copper Head

Molten Petal 

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Which is your favourite shade? 





Bronzing Powder Duo, Bobbi Brown, RRP $69 

You can't go wrong with Bobbi Brown's best-selling Bronzing Powder Duo which are available in both Golden Light & Maui and Medium & Santa Barbara. What you'll find in this duo is that there is matte and illuminating finish which help you to achieve a natural sun-kissed glow. I do love how natural it leaves my cheekbones looking after application and it's literally the most versatile palette ever. 




Highlighting Powder, RRP $80 

For a high-impact and light-reflective powder you need to pick up the Highlighting Powder by Bobbi Brown if you haven't already so. It's such a gorgeous looking palette which features a silky powder which applies smoothly and evenly across your cheekbones for that extra glow. The highlighting effect is quite subtle and natural which is why it's a cult-favourite among many Bobbi Brown fans out there. 



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Available for a limited time only. 

Don't miss out. 


Wednesday, June 26, 2019

UNBOXING THE LATEST BELLABABY BOX FOR JUNE!


This month I was surprised by the choice of products included in my Bellababy box. Find out more below...

Hello all and welcome to another post featuring an unboxing of June's Bellababy box! Each month I am surprised by the choice of contents that are included in my monthly subscription box. It's such a great way to test and try out different brands. 

This month I received the following goodies: 
  • L'Occitane Shea Baby Massage Balm (sample size) - Wow, I was actually surprised when I noticed a L'Occitane sample of their Baby Massage balm. It's perfect for massage your little one as it contains 70% of shea butter which incredibly moisturises the skin - perfect for this winter. I will most definitely be repurchasing the full sized products as I'm so impressed with the overall quality. 
  • Mustela Hydra Bebe Body Lotion (sample size) - I've used the Mustela baby range before so for Bellababy to include a sample I was definitely happy with the choice. I love the sample size as it's perfect for travelling and it leaves baby's skin feeling so soft and supple. 
  • Mater Baby Wash (sample size) - Another familiar brand I've tried out before and I am so impressed with their products as they're gentle and effective on skin. This cute sample sized baby wash is a soap-free cleanser which is essential for those suffering from dry and eczema skin. 
  • Boon Nursh Silicone Bottle (full size) - Apparently this is Australia's first 100% silicone bottle which makes its unique. I'm actually curious to see how this bottle will work for baby Jordan, and whether this will reduce colic. 
  • Only Organic Mango Coconut & Quinoa (full size) - If your baby is on the puree and solids, what better way to introduce them to yummy foods. My bub completely loves tis range as it contains a delicious blend of mango, dairy-free coconut milk and super healthy quinoa. These sachets are perfect for feeding on the go - just remember your baby's spoon as it makes life easier. 
  • Pixi Shea Butter Tinted Lip Balm - Can I just say how much I love the PIXI brand especially when it comes to their cleansing oil?! I am amazed by how lightweight and moisturising their lip balm feels. It's definitely a must-have in your bag! 
  • Luiere Bio-Cellulose Mask - I love face masks as they're refreshing and contain a whole heap of product which is designed to leave your skin looking repaired and rejuvenated. 
  • QV Intensive Moisturising Cleanser - Another favourite product of mine, this cleanser is a must if you have dry, itchy skin. 

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The Bellababy monthly subscription box allows you to try out new brands and products that are baby and mother related. For instance in this month's Bellababy box, there are products I've yet to try. This is perfect for sampling new brands and products before purchasing the full sized products at the supermarket. 

To get started with the Bellababy box subscription, simply head over here to join in all the fun which is perfect for new mums. 

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Have you tried the bellababy box before? 


Monday, June 24, 2019

TAKING A DEEPER DIVE INTO MY SKINCARE ROUTINE FOR THIS WINTER


Want to learn more about my skincare routine? 

Recently I have been incorporating some brand new skincare products into my everyday routine featuring La Roche-Posay and Skinceuticals. 

My current skin falls somewhere between normal to acne-prone skin, and this varies from season to season. 

Here are some skincare newbies that have become a part of my everyday routine: 


Effaclar Gel Moussant Purifiant, Purifying Foaming Gel (For oil sensitive skin), 
La Roche-Posay 

I love everything about foaming gel cleansers which is why this product has made its way into my skincare routine. The Purifying Foaming Gel is actually ideal for those with acne-prone skin, and as I tend to get acne from time to time - this is the perfect cleanser for me. I found that this product left my skin feeling cleansed and refreshed. It doesn't leave the skin feeling irritated or dry and it's absolutely a gentle product which has worked for my oily skin. 


Effaclar Duo, Anti-imperfections, La Roche-Posay 

This product is perfect for those with acne-prone skin (like myself) as it helps to clear excess sebum and clogged pores. The Effaclar Duo (+) works as a corrective unclogging care product for acne-prone skin. Immediately after using this product you will notice that your skin feels nourished, hydrated and instantly mattified. Pop on this product onto your skin before you sleep and overnight you will notice less redness and improved skin texture. Plus, skin is left feeling super hydrated which is so perfect for the dry weather. 


Effaclar Masque, Sebo Controlling Mask Anti-Shine, La Roche-Posay 

This mask works to cleanse any impurities from the skin and without leaving any excess sebum left on the skin. I love how this mask gives the skin a mattifying effect which is great if you have oily looking skin. It works to curb any 'shine' from the skin and leaves your skin feeling refreshed, cleansed and protected. 


Phloretin CF Gel, Serum in a Gel, Skinceuticals 

For a topical Vitamin C serum during the day, you definitely need to check out the Phloretin CF Gel by Skinceuticals. It works to provide protection against harsh environmental aggressors which can lead to skin discolouration, uneven skin tone and fine lines. This product is perfect for if you're looking to achieve smoother and refined skin, 

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Have you tried out any of these products before? 

Sunday, June 23, 2019

SNEAK PEEK AT THE REVLON CRYSTAL AURA COLLECTION



Create Your Aura.

Revlon has recently launched their latest makeup collection which encapsulates a crystal aura. Their latest ethereal 'Crystal Aura Collection' comprises of seven new products perfect for creating a soft and luminous look. You will be impressed with their reflective pearl pigmented products to translucent luminosity, all packaged beautifully inspired by rose quartz and topaz. I'm all about the dreamy and stardust look which is why this collection is well suited to my taste and preferences. 

For the eyes, I'm loving the Crystal Aura Putty Power Eye Beam, which is a silky eye shadow that's very pigmented and adds a multidimensional shimmer for the eyes. Also, their Crystal Aura Liquid Alloy Eye Shadows are another favourite of mine where there are four beautiful and stunning shades available. If you ever need to add a pop of metallic colour to the lids, simply apply using the easy applicator, leave for dry for about 60 seconds and gently smooth for a blended finish look. 

The new Crystal Aura collection is available from Priceline and Big W for a limited time only. Available until stocks last. 

Here are some of my favourite picks from the range x



Revlon Crystal Aura Liquid Alloy Eye Shadow, RRP $19.95


Revlon Crystal Aura Glow Gelee, RRP $19.95


Revlon Crystal Aura Glow Lip Oil, RRP $19.95


Revlon Crystal Aura Putty Power Eye Beam, RRP $19.95


Revlon Crystal Aura Crystal Lipstick, RRP $19.95

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Have you tried these new makeup goodies by Revlon yet? 

Friday, June 21, 2019

CIRCUS VIBES FEATURING THE LIMITED EDITION COTTON CANDY CLOUD TRIPLE SCENTED CANDLE, GLASSHOUSE FRAGRANCES


Indulge and spoil yourself with a limited edition Cotton Candy Cloud candle from Glasshouse Fragrances. 

Immerse yourself with some delicious cotton candy for this winter...and perhaps with a cotton candy inspired candle. Who doesn't love a cotton candy inspired candle? It's a must-have for every sweet tooth lover out there. Glasshouse Fragrances have finally released their final candle from their Nebulous Nostalgia Trio, featuring the Limited Edition Cotton Candy Cloud.

This delicious sweet scented candle features notes of creamy vanilla, sweet musk, cotton candy and candy. It definitely takes me back to being at a circus/theme park where you'll find me at the cotton candy stand. This candle features a delightful scent which smells fabulous, memorable and...it really is just the perfect sweet treat for winding down at home. 

Top notes: Cotton Candy, Sugar 
Middle notes: Anise, Creamy Vanilla 
Bottom notes: Sweet Musk 

Fragrance family: Gourmand 

If you've been collecting all of the latest candles from Glasshouse Fragrances' Nebulous Nostalgia Trio, you'll be surprised to learn that Cotton Candy Cloud is the third and final release for the fabulous trio of candles. 



A must-have featuring Cotton Candy Cloud by Glasshouse Fragrances 

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What's your favourite scent from the range? 


Wednesday, June 19, 2019

CRYSTAL RETINAL - THE NEW GENERATION OF VITAMIN A - SKINCARE THOUGHTS


The new generation of Vitamin A is finally here. 

Award Winning brand Medik8 recently launched two new strengths (0.01% and 0.03, which are much more gentler on skin) for their brand portfolio featuring the Crystal Retinal range. Crystal Retinal works synergistically with the skin to help promote cell turnover. The product has been clinically proven to be 11x faster than retinol. 

Recently I tried and tested their Crystal Retinal 1 (which offers a strength of 0.01% and of a gentle strength retinaldehyde) and basically it works to fight the signs of ageing of the skin. Furthermore it works to give your skin more of a toned complexion. To apply on the product, after cleansing my skin in the evening, I would blend a small amount over my face and d├ęcolletage right before my moisturisers/hydrators. When it comes to using the Crystal Retinal, it's best to use it on a gradual basis. So for instance when I first used the product, I applied it onto my skin once every week. Also, please note that it's essential to wear sunscreen during the day while using the product. 

Both of the new Crystal Retinal 1 and 2 range is now exclusively stocked in professional outlets, skincare clinics and medical spas.

For more information, head to their official website here


Featuring the new generation of Vitamin A by Medik8

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Have you checked out any products by Medik8? 

Sunday, June 16, 2019

SKINCARE ESSENTIALS TO HELP FIGHT ROSACEA

"Rosacea is a challenging skin condition to treat and often goes undiagnosed for many years. Within Australia current estimates show that approximately 5-10% of the population has some form of rosacea (not including those that are undiagnosed or more mild cases)."
Zoe Devine, Skinstitut Expert. 

For those after a rosacea solution, it's difficult to prevent rosacea from occurring, however there are topical solutions that are ideal for red, sensitive and inflamed skin which all help to de-stress and strengthen the skin over time. 

A great skincare tip in helping to target visible capillaries is trying to incorporate the Skinstitut Vitamin C 100% into your daily skincare regime. Doing so helps to strengthen the capillary walls. Look to mix a small amount into the Moisture Defence Normal Skin and apply to the skin on a regular basis. This helps to keep your skin hydrated and moisturised for all day long. It's full of the much needed antioxidants which help to leave your skin feeling tamed and comfortable. 

Should you be experiencing any burning or red sensation, simply use the Laser Aid by Skinstitut which helps to cool and reduce any irritations and swelling of the skin. Alternatively, you can use it as a daily moisturiser which leaves the skin feeling cool and less stress. 

Each of the products RRP $49 or less and you can find them available from selected clinics and online here

The essential products which help to fight rosacea: 


Vitamin C 100%, Skinstitut 


Moisture Defence Normal Skin, Skinstitut


Laser Aid, Skinstitut 

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Have you tried any of these products? 

Saturday, June 15, 2019

MY THOUGHTS ON THE LIMITED EDITION BURT'S BEES CHAI TEA MOISTURISING LIP BALM


Care for some chai flavoured lip balm anyone? 
Get ready for this cold and chilly season because it's all about protecting and moisturising the lips. Burt's Bees recently launched their newest limited edition Chai Tea Moisturising Lip Balm. It features a spicy and sweet flavour which rejuvenates and moisturises the lips, perfect to prevent any flaking or drying lips for this season. 

With just one swipe you can instantly feel how conditioning this lip balm leaves the lips feeling. I have literally placed this lip balm on my desk to remind me to moisturise on a regular basis. What I love about the Burt's Bees lip balm range us that they're enriched with 100% natural ingredients and they don't contain any nasties, so definitely a plus for me. 

Overall, it leaves my lips feeling smoother and nourishing every time I apply it on. It's the perfect chai-scented lip balm for me as I'm a huge chai tea lover also! 



To celebrate the launch, Burt's Bees Australia have partnered with Hong Kong Miniature Sculptor, Maysum to create the World’s First Ever Miniature Lip Balm Sculptures. Handcrafted over two days and only measuring 1.5cms in height the unique pieces of art bring to life a tea cup and saucer, Sydney Opera House, a honey bee, honey comb and honey pot— all representative of the newest Chai Tea Lip Balm addition to the iconic range of Burt’s Bees’ 100% natural lip balms.


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Have you tried out the new lip balm by Burt's Bees?