Sunday, 31 August 2014

Revlon Gel Envy Nail Polishes Review




I was selected to be part of the Beautyheaven 'Revlon Gel Envy Nail Polish Trial Team'.

I was so overwhelmed with the package (see left, I stared at it for a good 30 seconds with shock before I squealed with joy. It was delivered during the day whilst I had a day off from work because I was feeling unwell and what a way to be rewarded!

I was sent the entire collection of Revlon's amazing Gel Envy colours.  There are 30 colours and a Diamond top coat.





This new collection from Revlon is exciting, with fun names like Hot Hand, Pocket Aces, Royal Flush and Lady Luck, I feel like I've entered a Las Vegas Casino with James Bond eyeing me from across the room whilst I glide across the floor towards him.

The Gel Envy's were very easy to apply.  With dual brush heads, making it easy to apply with little error. Some colours required 2 coats whilst others only required one.



This was my ultimate favourite colour 

These polishes came at a brilliant time as I was having a girly night with some girlfriends the coming weekend.  We got to try different colours and experiment and had a fab time.

I have tried around 13 of the 30 colours and my favourite one so far is Checkmate.  Its like a latte-beige colour, stunning and very classy.

Out of the ones I tried only one colour stained my nails, a teal colour called Dealer's Choice. The rest all came off my nails easily leaving no residue of colour.

Duration of stay is about a week.  Considering I do alot of housework and washing (like everyone) this is a long time for a colour to stay on my nails.  Even if it stayed longer I would remove it after a week as I like change!

Here are some of my favourite colours







Thank you to Beautyheaven for inviting me to be part of this amazing trial.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Trussardi Fragrance MY NAME - The Australian Launch


Last week I attended the Australian launch of Trussardi's latest fragrance for women called 'MY NAME'. We were treated to champagne and canapes along with an introduction to the Trussardi brand and history behind it.

Following the release of the men's fragrance 'My Land', 'My Name' is the female counterpart. Both fragrances are inspired by Italian lifestyle and the city of Milan.  From the packaging to the finer details of the bottle, it oozes quality elegance and luxury.

My Name is fresh, floral and has a delicate scent with a strong impact.  Using it for the first time, I sprayed the perfume all over.  The floral notes are intense but soft at the same time. After a while the vanilla and musk comes through which I love.

The Bottle
Designed by architect Antonio Citterio, the transparent glass bottle is defined by a sequence of oval elements that evoke the distinctive shape of the Trussardi logo and reflect light from within. The greyhound is in gold at the centre of the bottle, while a feminine font is used for the words My Name. The elliptical cap in soft material enveloped in silver mesh evokes the memory of antique spray bottles with retro charm and releases the delicate notes of the fragrance.




The Packaging
The sleek, minimalist packaging comes in a refined pearly colour with a mesh pattern decorated with the same oval elements on the bottle.










The Fragrance
A symphony of noble and precious ingredients, showing a new facet of Lilac. A delicate composition of White Violet and Heliotrope Flower are on top of this addictive perfume. Emphasising the elegant power of Trussardi, a blend of enchanting Lilac and seductive Arum Flower makes her confident and irresistible. Wearing the perfume as a second skin, she exudes addictive note of Vanilla, enveloped by Musk and Ambroxan. It declares that there is no better time than now to be beautiful and radiant.




TRUSSARDI have also released My Name bath gel, body lotion and deodorant.


Bath and Shower Gel: this delicate pink crystalline shower gel was designed to gently cleanse the skin. The skin remains velvety, incredibly soft, and lightly scented with the vibrant notes of Trussardi My Name.

Body Lotion: this soft, rich lotion is perfect for daily body care. This luxurious light pink lotion leaves the skin extremely soft and delightfully scented with the unmistakable notes of Trussardi My Name.

Natural Spray Deodorant: this safe, effective formula ensures freshness all day long and leaves the skin fresh and fragrant with the refined notes of Trussardi My Name.

The Trussardi fragrance range is available at David Jones stores and select pharmacies nationwide.

Prices starting from $110 and bath extension line prices start from $60.00.


To find out more on Trussardi and their products visit www.trussardi.com/au

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Antipodes Anti-Ageing MINIs - The perfect travelling companion


This is my first experience with Antipodes.  I have recently read about it and was very interested in giving them a try.  This is the perfect way of giving products a go in purchasing a mini pack instead of the full size product.

Antipodes have released the Minis pack.  They have a day and night pack.  Each Minis pack contain an estimated two weeks supply,  These Anti-Ageing Minis are the perfect antecedent to their full size versions – the Anti-Ageing Duo – and the ideal travel companions.  I trialled the night pack only. Inside the night pack is a 15ml Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream and a 10ml Joyous Protein-rich Night Replenishing Serum.




Joyous Protein-rich Night Replenishing Serum
The serum is an intensive oil-based serum.  It contains Himalayan goji berry, red raspberry seed and blackcurrant oil – all rich natural sources of essential fats (gamma-linolenic acid or GLA) which restore life and hydrate the skin. I love how the serum smells and even more so on my skin.  You only need a couple of drops for the whole face. 








Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream
The cream has a nice thick consistency without the greasiness. It contains manuka honey, shea butter, vitamin E, calendula and coconut oil.  The scent is divine.  It's calming, refreshing and natural.  When I applied it on my skin it felt soothing and absorbed almost immediately.  This night moisturiser helps to hydrate your skin and acts as an anti-aging booster. My skin felt soft to the touch.  The following morning my skin felt supple and soft.  

After a week of using the night serum and cream, my skin texture felt smoother. I can see with long term use, improvement in skin's texture and conditon will be visible.

The products are suitable for most skin types, especially mature and ageing skin. While the minis are perfect to take travelling, the products are also available in larger sizes for every day use at home. 

They can be purchased separately or as a duo – the Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream comes in a 60ml tub and the Joyous Protein-Rich Night Replenish Serum is available in a 30ml bottle. 

The Anti-Ageing Minis are available exclusively at Priceline – RRP $19.95

The Anti-Ageing Duo is available at Priceline, Myer, David Jones, selected pharmacies, Terry White, Malouf and independent retail stores – RRP $49 for the 60ml Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream and RRP $59 for the 30ml Joyous Protein-Rich Night Replenish Serum

For more information including products and stockists visit www.antipodesnature.com


This product was kindly provided for review.  My review is based on my true and honest experience