Saturday, 29 October 2016

BRAND FOCUS: THE BEAUTY EXCHANGE MAGNETIC MAKEUP BRUSHES

Image source TBX

The Beauty Exchange, aka TBX, is a Melbourne based brand that has created a collection of functional beauty tools that inspire an exciting, fashion-forward lifestyle. Their online store is equipped with a fabulous range of makeup brushes, hair styling, manicure tools and much more. 

TBX offers exceptional quality beauty tools at affordable prices as well looking stylish on the dresser.

With my makeup box on my dresser and all the drawers neatly organised, the one area I seemed to have neglected was my makeup brushes. They are all bunched up in two cylinders.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

EVENT: BOBBI BROWN WINE & CHOCOLATE HOLIDAY & CHRISTMAS COLLECTION

I recently attended the Bobbi Brown's Wine and Chocolate Showcase, which was held at J&M Bar in Sydney.



Bobbi Brown holiday 2016 collection was inspired by two of Bobbi’s guilty pleasures, dark chocolate and red wine.

Display stations were scattered around the bar for us to play with the products, I love these types of showings because not only you get to see the collections before they are released but you also get to touch and feel the products.

I lusted over every single piece and as you can see from the photos you will understand why!

Sunday, 23 October 2016

REVIEW: ULTA3 TRIBAL TALK MATTE LIP COLLECTION


Long wearing lip creams are all the rage now and Ulta3 have embraced this with their latest collection 'Tribal Talk'.  These tropical shades are inspired by the contrasting colours of the jungle .

This collection is the new go-to-look for Spring/Summer and the perfect way to switch up your beauty style. The collection consists of five UltaMatte Longwear Lip Creams with 5 lip liners to match.  I have three lip creams and four lip pencils to swatch and tell you my thoughts.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

SCENTS OF SPRING: THE FRAGRANCE EDIT


With Spring in the air, it’s time to do the switcheroo, packing away the Winter fragrances and bringing out the fresh, light floral and citrus scents.

With many designers going back to their roots and adding a unique twist to their existing scents or reintroducing a classic, here are my Spring picks of fragrances.


Tuesday, 18 October 2016

REVIEW: BOURJOIS PUSH UP BLACK SERUM MASCARA

We know Bourjois do some of the best affordable mascaras in the business especially when it comes to their mascara tubes, I love the shape of them. I've pretty much tried the entire range as well as other brands over the years and I do have my favourites.



Sunday, 16 October 2016

REVIEW: WHITE GLO DIAMOND SERIES ADVANCED TEETH WHITENING SYSTEM


Teeth whitening has been on the market now for some time now and are becoming more effective and less abrasive, as breakthrough technology assists in achieving whiter teeth with minimal side effects.

My partner and I been using teeth whitening toothpaste for several years and I'm always scouring the dental hygiene section in supermarkets for the latest products to try.  Hubby is a heavy smoker and coffee drinker and moi coffee and tea drinker, so it is extremely important to me and my family that our teeth are healthy, clean and white.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

MY TOP SKIN HEALTH TIP FOR PREVENTING PREMATURE AGEING

I was recently contacted and asked if I would like to take part in Ego's Skin Health Tips campaign, by providing a top tip that I would like to share with consumers.

I have loads of tips but I picked my most important tip to be shared with everyone.

I believe I have pretty good skin for my age and it's all down to my dedicated beauty regime that I have in place which I started in my early 20s and my one must-have product in that regime is sunblock.

What's the point of spending loads of money on an anti-ageing skincare if you are outdoors without protection. The majority of damage is caused by the harmful rays and without protecting our skin, the damage can be irreversible.

I've seen people on the beach applying sunscreen so fast that it looks like they are slapping their face and arms! Take the time to apply as doing it so vigorously you'll end up missing parts of your face and body. It only takes that little unprotected spot for the damage to start or even skin cancer to develop.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

REVIEW: CELEBRATING 15 YEARS OF RIMMEL LONDON AND KATE MOSS

Kate Moss and Rimmel London have released their latest collaboration celebrating Kate's 15 year relationship with the brand. The collection comes in the prettiest, most lust-worthy rose gold tubes.


The lip collection was created in a special edition metallised rose gold bullet case, a favourite colour of Kate’s and making each lipstick a perfect collectors item.

This collection consists of six highly pigmented shades - three nudes, three reds, that lasts up to 8 hours. Formula infused with Black Diamonds, reflects light like never before.


The texture is smooth and creamy and has great staying power without drying out the lips, making it comfortable all day long. 



The Reds

#53 Retro Red - a sumptuous berry red that reflects the revamped ‘40s and ‘50s retro style that Kate adores


#51 Muse Red – evokes Kate’s effortless elegance on the red carpet


#52 Idol Red – a lush, vibrant red for a daring, cutting edge look


The reds swatched. Vibrant pigmented colours. My favourites are Idol Red and Retro Red.


The pigments are so amazing that even after wiping the lipstick off the pigment was still visible on the skin giving a stained look.  It's even nicer on the lips. I think it's sexy when the lips are stained.



The Nudes

#54 Rock N Roll Nude – a peach tinted neutral for party girls everywhere.


#55 My Nude – a beige nude shades for understated casual chic inspired by Kate’s everyday street look.



#56 Boho Nude – a warm caramelised nude that complements Kate’s laid back boho look.


The nudes swatched. Highly pigmented colours. My favourite is Rock'n'Roll Nude.


The nudes also pigmented well after being wiped off.  The colours lasts ages on the lips without drying them.


The Rimmel London x Kate Moss Lip Anniversary Lasting Finish Lipsticks retail for 13.95 each.

Rimmel London is available from Priceline, Chemist Warehouse, Variety Stores, and Selected pharmacies, Coles and Woolworths.

To find out more info on Rimmel London, head over to their website here.



These products were sent to me for consideration