Thursday, 26 February 2015

PRODUCT LAUNCH: MUD (MAKE UP DESIGN) - KISS IT, NAIL IT, LOVE IT! NEW COLLECTION AND COMPETITION.


There is new MUD in town and its all pretty! In store in March, the new Autumn collection “Kiss It, Nail It, LOVE IT!” collection, exclusive to Woolworths.  Its super affordable so buying the whole collection won't break the budget!

Featuring a variety of lip creams, tints, cheeky glows and pretty polishes in ravishing colours, MUD’s NEW “Kiss It, Nail It, LOVE IT!” collection is the ultimate in femininity and sophistication, at an affordable price.


Luscious Lips
The new MUD Matte Lip Cream. Lightweight with a gentle matte finish, MUD Matte Lip Cream is a unique formula that hydrates and replenishes, while giving you a powerful pop of colour. The result is smooth, irresistible, ultra-kissable lips, with zero residue. 

Available in six (6) passionate shades and retails for $5.00 







A Hint of Tint
It’s glow-as-you-go with new MUD Lip & Cheek Tint - a multitasking crème in a cute compact, perfect for a quick, on-the-spot flush of colour. 

MUD Lip & Cheek Tint is super smooth, glides on easily, and can be worn lightly for a semi-sheer glow, or layered to achieve a brighter, bold finish.

Available in three (3) cheeky, highly pigmented shades – mauve, peach and pink and retails for $5.00.




BB-ecause you’re beautiful
The new MUD BB Colour Balm loves your lips as much as you will love how it looks. MUD BB Colour Balm features soothing properties of Vitamin E and Shea Butter, works overtime to provide your lips with skin-loving ingredients to rehydrate, replenish and protect. 

MUD BB Colour Balm is vibrant yet sheer, and gradually wears off to produce a lovely, subtle finish. 

Available in six (6) nourishing shades – from coral to fuchsia and retailing for $5.00



Polish Me Good, Please
Spice up your world and your weekend with the latest nail polish trends.

MUD Nail Polish range has solutions for a gentle, demure look through to outrageous, striking shades that will grab anyone’s attention.

Available in 10 lovable shades and retails for $2.00.



Now for the exciting bit! Click on the link below to enter for your chance to win this amazing prize. All you have to do is fill in your details and answer in 25 words or less what your perfect date is.  Easy peasy!




















The entire MUD “Kiss It, Nail It, LOVE IT!” collection is exclusive to Woolworths and is available from 4 March 2015, while stocks last.


MUD products were kindly provided

INSKIN Cosmedics 1TRUTH SERUM LAUNCH


Brand: INSKIN Cosmedics
When: 19 February 2015
Where: The QT Hotel - Market Room, Sydney

I was so excited to attend this media event for many reasons. One being, to meet and listen to Dr Bill Andrews talk about a revolutionary product that has hit the market and will change the way we age. 

The morning started with a relaxing breakfast of coffee (YESSSS!), pastries and chatting to other bloggers before we were escorted to the Market room to hear about this exciting product.

Dr Bill Andrews, an award winning molecular biologist and founder of Sierra Sciences, is also known as "the man who will stop time or die trying" captured the attention of everyone in the room about his discovery of Telomere.










Telomere, is a word I have never heard before. Andrews explained what it does and where it's found in the body, was amazing and truly exciting by this extraordinary discovery.


In his words, he described Telomeres as the protective cap (like the tip at the end of a shoelace) at the end of our DNA chromosomes. He explained that as we age, our telomeres shorten, leaving us susceptible to diseases and age-related health problems. 


Dr Andrews has dedicated his life’s work to what he called an “obsession” with curing ageing. His clinic, Sierra Sciences have already spent over $33 million into research on telomere.

The 1Truth serum is the first product in the world to contain the Telomerase Activating Molecule 818 (TAM818), a chemical that helps to prevent telomeres shortening and, in doing so, reverse the ageing process for skin.

That’s where 1Truth 818 comes in. The lipid-based and fast-absorbing product is applied on top of cleansed skin. The silky-smooth solution works on the appearance of pigmentation and wrinkles, and can be used as a spot-specific treatment for those who wish to target areas like the eyes or neckline.

Enna-Cocciolone, founder of INSKIN Cosmedics, said the product was ground-breaking. “When I had the opportunity to stock 1Truth818, I jumped. We’ve left the smell good/feel good approach behind. Instead, we want to change the qualities of the cell and see immediate results.”




The event was educational and inspirational, leaving me with certainty and hope that one day invasive beauty treatments will be a thing of the past! 

We were lucky enough to score a bottle of the new 1Truth818 Anti-Ageing Serum to take home and try and Dr Andrews book 'Curing Ageing'.




You can hear Dr Andrews talk about Telomeres here on his YouTube clip.

With prices retailing at $299, it certainly not cheap but if this product does exactly what it says, then it's worth every penny.

To find stockists in your area visit INSKINCosmedics website to find your nearest salon.



Photographs were kindly provided by Publissimo PR

Monday, 23 February 2015

INDEED LABORATIES - NANOBLUR & EYSILIX REVIEW

Indeed Laboratories products have received a lot of attention for their products for doing exactly what they promised to do. With their ever growing list of miracle products, including the ever popular Eysilix, Hydraluron, Nanoblur, Pepta-bright & Snoxin.  Not only are they affordable but they deliver on their promises as well.

I have road tested the following two products.



Eysilix – $34.99
An Instant Eye Rescue is a contour eye treatment, aimed specifically at targeting skin issues around the eye area that include lines and wrinkles, delivering long-term results.. Box says it instantly lift and reduce lines and wrinkles, the appearance of and dark circles while targeting fine lines, wrinkles and tired eyes. It contains 10 active peptides as well as botanical extracts.




Eysiix comes in a 15ml tube. The cream is colour and scent free and a medium consistency. The eye cream spreads and absorbs immediately into the skin in a matter of seconds. 

First I applied it to one eye only and took a photo to see the difference. Then I applied it to the other eye and took a photo. You judge for yourself. 

Applied only to the right eye
  
Applied to both

Once applied, I noticed my eye area seemed more ‘awake’.   After two weeks of using it I can say this definitely works.

The dark areas under eyes are less visible that I no longer use a concealer.  I don't really suffer from puffiness so I cannot comment on that.  The lines under my eyes have softened as well.



Nanoblur - $29.99
A high technology product said to work in seconds, promising to make you look up to 10 years younger by erasing the appearance of ageing, lines, wrinkles, saginess and enlarged pores. 

Comes in a 30ml tube. This product is based on advanced optics technology and is not makeup.  Whether you use makeup or go fresh faced, Nanoblur is perfect.  If you are going sans makeup, make sure this is the last step of your regime.

If applying makeup Nanoblur goes after your liquid foundation.  If you are using powder foundation, then Nanoblur is applied before the foundation.

I have been using this product for just over a year.  I first read about it on Beautyheaven and was intrigued I went to Priceline and bought it.  It was the first time I discovered Indeed Labs as well.

I have applied it to only the right side of my face so you can see the difference.  As you can see around the jaw line, cheek and high cheek area, it looks more defined and smoother.  The forehead is not that noticeable in the photo.


I am onto my second tube and that says a lot .  It's not common for me to buy repeat products unless they are really special and mainly due to something better is released by the time I finished the product.  I've have tried, purchased, been given numerous amounts of products and by the time I go through them there is another one on the market.

So, Nanoblur is great especially when your having a shit day and skin looks anything but decent. Applying Nanoblur gives that instant radiance and boost that my skin is desperate for.  It doesn't really have any benefits except giving it an optical illusion that the skin is radiant.  I do not use it everyday only when I feel like I need a boost or when I'm going out and I know there will be photos taken.

In a nutshell, Nanoblur is a 'blur' cream, it blurs all appearances of skin ageing, lines, wrinkles, crows feet and enlarged pores. You will see all of these skin conditions and imperfections appear lessened and your skin smoother and more refined, instantly, almost blurred. 

So instead of layering 10 products on your skin to prepare it for foundation, looking almost like a drag queen, you only require one product for the whole face leaving you more time to perfect your makeup and leaving you lighter on the skin and giving you a better finish.

I would love to hear feedback on your thoughts on these products.

INDEED LABORATORIES – HYDRALURON RANGE REVIEW

I have posted a few reviews on Indeed Labs products, mainly because their range is different to what is currently on the market.  Targeting problems by repairing damage or giving our skin the prep up that we need when we age.  There are hundreds on products on the market that promise results but Indeed Labs not only provide products that aid in skin rejuvenation but also provide cosmetic enhancements without being invasive.

Here are three products from the hydraluron range that I have road tested and provide you with honest results. Please refrain from being afraid from my selfies.

Hydraluron Moisture Jelly– RRP $34.99 
Hydraluron is an all over facial skincare product that was created to boost hydration levels within the skin. From this reinforcement of hydration, skin structure is said to improve, look plumper and more elastic while any rough skin soon becomes smooth. Containing hyaluronic acid and a bio-engineered strain of red marine algae, blood circulation in increased in a controlled manner which then stimulates cell turnover and allows deeper penetration of the product to the skins deeper layers.

After using this product for two weeks, I did find that my skin has become smoother and rough bumps have smoothed especially on the forehead.  It is still a little early to see the long term benefits but I really like this product.


Hydraluron Moisture Booster - RRP $34.99
This serum was inspired by injectable hydration treatments employed in Swiss clinics. A fine needle that is used to administer hundreds of micro-injections of hyluronic acid into the skin. Ouch!

Hydraluron is less invasive, a more affordable treatment that can be incorporated into any daily regime. It uses the world's purest grade of hyaluronic acid, which can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water. With hyaluronic acid and a bio-engineered strain of red marine algae, blood circulation in increased in a controlled manner which then stimulates cell turnover and allows deeper penetration of the product to the skins deeper layers. 

I have used this serum for two weeks.  Hydraluron is of clear gel consistency. A small, pea size amount is all that is needed to use to cover a whole face.

It is fragrance and colour free and absorbs into the skin immediately leaving it with a soft velvet feel, and look refreshed and hydrated.

Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Mask 
RRP $29.99 (pack of 4)
It is the ultimate facial moisture boosting mask that uses 3D timed release hyaluronic acid. With its 3D enzyme structure, it allows for a slow release hyaluronic acid over time, for longer, lasting relief from dry skin. Intended to be used 1-2 times a week, the Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Mask is the perfect product to use on a pamper night or when you just need a little pick me up for your skin.

It comes in a foil bag. Rip it open and the mask is soaked in all moisture goodness.  Gently unwrap the mask and place in on your face, moving it around until it fits nicely. 

See instructions below.


Now relax for 15 minutes, read a good book or catch up on some trashy tv.  

got my mask look on!

The mask has a cool soothing feeling when applied.  After 15 minutes, I took the mask off and the sheet was almost dry, my skin had sucked all the juices out of it which was fab. My face was still slightly damp with some residue of the serum.  I massaged until it completely absorbed and applied Hydraluron moisturiser. My skin felt cool, soft and super supple and plump.   Slightly pink but that is normal for me, any facial, mask or treatment leaves my skin a little pink.  The day after the mask my skin still felt smooth and supple and hydrated.  

Following my two week trial on the moisturiser and serum, I used the mask twice a week.  The combination of all three has given me optimum results in my skin.

Another glam selfie, no makeup or hair done, just moisturiser.  


Worth a mention - remember results do not happen overnight. What you do see and feel immediately is the hydration, softness and plumpness of skin. After two weeks I started to see a difference but to see full results it can take up to 6 weeks to see a huge difference. It's not hugely vital to use the complete range to achieve results. If you have a preferred moisturiser and do not want to change that's fine. The serum is your number one as well as treating the skin regularly by exfoliating and using masks to give the skin a boost.

As we age we start to realise that basic products don't cut it anymore, we need products that target our problems with active ingredients to assist us slowing the ageing process in our skin.  I have mentioned many times in previous posts that I do not like invasive beauty and I think ageing gracefully is beautiful.  So having products to give our skin a helping hand is OK especially since the world we live in have so many premature ageing factors.

I would really love to know what you think of Hydraluron and which products you use or have tried. Whether it is a good experience or not I will post all your comments.


Quick links to other Indeed Labs reviews

The Exfoliator & Snozin

Friday, 20 February 2015

Indeed Laboratories welcomes Fillume to the family


Brand: Indeed Laboratories
When: Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Where: Vine | 2 Short Street Double Bay





I was invited to the media launch to welcome the latest member of the Indeed Laboratories family, Fillume at a lovely location in Double Bay.





With a welcoming much needed coffee and mini muffins and other assorts of brekkie delights, guests were treated to a tour through Indeed Laboratories’ existing product range. 

The swish skincare display looked stunning.  A long table of cult-like following products like the powder Exfoliator, Hydraluron, Nanoblur and Eysilix, with hanging plant baskets along the entire table.  It was very pretty.







Dia Foley, (VP of Sales + Marketing) along with Portobello PR hosted this lovely event. Dia is petite, pretty and down to earth. She took small groups into an intimate space to talk about the latest and greatest addition to the Indeed Labs family, Fillume. The range is made up of a moisturiser and a serum. Both products have been formulated to improve the visual signs of ageing, such as loss of firmness, moisture and elasticity in the skin.

Dia took us through the effects ageing has on our skin, that over time skin loses its density due to loss of collagen, elastine and hyaluronic acid making skin appear thinner and less firm and explaining how Fillume fits in.  It counteracts the forces of gravity to help fight facial volume loss by visibly plumping trouble zones such as furrow lines, nasal labial creases and crow's feet.  With results leaving you skin feeling firmer and brighter while helping to restore facial contours.

The volumising serum is a multi-peptide serum designed to help improve the visual signs of ageing including loss of firmness, moisture and elasticity.

The volumising moisture jelly is a topical cream that helps to restore the look of facial contours, plump the appearance of furrow lines and smile/laugh lines as well as improving the tone and texture of the skin.



Indeed laboratories range are available at all Priceline stores, chemistwarehouse, For a full list of stockists visit their website www.indeedlabs.com.

Friday, 13 February 2015

Z'KIN BRIGHTENING & HYDRATING MASQUE REVIEW



Zk'in is a fairly new organic skin care brand on the market and I am always excited in trying new brands and products.  It perfect for our hot summer days when our scorched skin is in need of extra TLC.  The Brightening & Hydrating Masque is your go-to skin rejuvenator. The unique antioxidants found in organic Cocoa smooth and improve circulation to temporarily brighten skin tone, while organic Aloe Vera increases hydration to restore summer damaged skin back to health. 

Zk'in has a zero tolerance policy (hence the ‘z’ in the name) to unnatural ingredients, unsustainability, animal cruelty and dishonest marketing. The range includes skin care items (and a few body care products) for every stage of women’s life, through your 20s and 30s, through pregnancy, 40s, 50s, menopause and beyond. Their formulations are based on clinically tested active ingredients and exclude all the nasties (including preservatives – instead they actually have a patented set of natural ingredients that works in a similar way).

Every Zk'in product is dermatologically tested and approved non-irritant by a dermatologist so you can trust Zk'in to naturally care for your skin without irritation keeping you honestly beautiful regardless of your type of skin.

On first impressions of this product, the packaging is really lovely. The masque comes in a medium sized tube for easy use.

At first I didn't like the smell, I thought it was way too intense. I have super sensitive senses so I smell things a lot more than the normal human. It smelt like a cross between chocolate and Vegemite. I love chocolate but I dislike Vegemite so at first I was very confused about the scent.

I cleansed my face and then applied the masque all over except under my nose. Using my fingers I spread a thin layer evenly avoiding eye and lip area.

It is the colour of chocolate & Vegemite!  It felt cool on the skin which was quite refreshing.  I normally use masques that produce a tingling or heat sensation so I really enjoyed using this one. After a minute the chocolate smell was definitely coming through and I felt like licking my face but had to refrain as I do not think it would taste the same!




After ten minutes I remove the masque with a wet cloth, compressing taking care not to pull at skin.  I used slightly colder than lukewarm water. 

I was very impressed with the quick results.  As you can see in the photo my skin looks bright and smooth, a tad of redness on cheeks and chin but I'm naturally red in those areas.  I haven't applied any moisturiser on yet and my skin felt cool, supple and extremely smooth.

I normally apply masques in the evening due to the amount of redness on my skin due to any active masque I use.  I was really surprised that my skin was a lot calmer than before the masque.



My overall impression and rating of Zk'in Brightening & Hydrating Masque is 4.5/5. I really liked the results.  Retails for $39.99, affordable and good value. This is definitely a must-have to prep skin for those special night's out.  I truly recommend it for everyone.

Zk'in Organic Skincare is available on their website www.zkinorganics.com.au and at health food stores across Australia.  For a list of stockists visit their website.


This product was provided for review

Friday, 6 February 2015

CELEBRATING VALENTINES DAY IN STYLE WITH FABY COLOURS

Pantone's colour of the year 'Marsala' is by far the most sensual colour yet. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors. Enriching our minds, bodies and souls. A subtle yet seductive shade, one that draws us in to its warm embrace.

FABY is My Boss, a warm rich dark red with an earthy brown hue, is the Pantone Nail Lacquer Shade for 2015.  It compliments all skin tone and is perfect for any outfit day or night.

Styled and designed in Italy and made in France, FABY Nail Lacquer has just launched in Australia and come in an array of fabylous colours and textures. The quality of the lacquer is high and with lasting results. With each brush stroke intensifies the colour, leaving you with smooth professional looking nails.

FABY is a product based on principles that mix tradition with innovation. The lacquer itself is durable and long-lasting, offering high levels of performance. The bottle is a soft and sinuous shape, with a practical ergonomic head that matches the extraordinary flat brush containing 400 DuPont fibre bristles. The brushes offer flexibility which allows you to apply the nail lacquer or treatment product easily and precisely.

Every nail lacquer has its own title, a name inspired by its colour, whether it’s a short story or a tribute, cinema reference or literature, music or fairytales.  There are 205 stories to tell.

The lacquer shades are styled and designed in Italy. FABY works in partnership with Milan’s leading garment houses who design and produce all the exquisite fabrics and textures for the world’s more recognised Italian fashion labels; including Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Salvatore Ferragamo and Fendi.

FABY Nail Lacquers are the BIG 5 FREE. Made without DBP (DibutylPhthalate), Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin and Camphor.



For Valentine's Day you can choose between these three scrumptious shades. Available in leading salons or purchase on-line at www.faby.com.au, $19.90RRP, For your nearest FABY stockists contact Bright Beauty Solutions on 1800720807.

Colours - Valentine's Day, Innocent Fantasy, Faby is the BOSS








Wednesday, 4 February 2015

HAIR 2 GO GIVEAWAY





Hair2GO is currently running an amazing giveaway for a muk Deep Muk Pack valued at $71 via their weekly giveaway on social media and online store!

The prize pack contains full sized Deep Muk Ultra Soft Shampoo 300ml, Deep Muk Ultra Soft Conditioner 300ml and Deep Muk 1 Minute Ultra Soft Treatment 200ml.


Entering is easy and there are two ways;

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Hurry and get in with a chance to win one of these amazing packs.