Wednesday, 30 November 2016

REVIEW: ALPHA-H GENTLE DAILY EXFOLIANT


My first encounter with Alpha-H was with Liquid Gold. I used the Liquid gold on my arms where I had pigment and scarring from Keratosis Pilaris to fade the marks and loved the results. So when I was offered to trial the Gentle Daily Exfoliant, I promptly replied, yes please!

Alpha-H Gentle Daily Exfoliant is a zero-abrasion micro-exfoliating treatment. It lifts away dead, dull and tired skin cells ensuring a smooth fresh canvas each and every day. Suitable for all skin types and is free of synthetic and artificial ingredients.

REVIEW: RIMMEL FRESHER SKIN FOUNDATION


I love makeup, but tend to keep my foundation to a minimum during the working week as foundation can at times feel heavy and bothersome, especially in the warmer weather and the fact that it's on my face for at least 10 hours of a day.  

I was super excited when Rimmel finally released a product that is lightweight, breathable, ideal for combination/normal skin and wearable all day long, and an added bonus has SPF15 protection.

My first impressions of the Fresher Skin Foundation is that it smells amazing.  It's fresh scent is due to the Aloe and Chamomile extracts.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: A LUSH HOLIDAY/CHRISTMAS 2016


Christmas shopping could be either a stressful time of the year or a fun one.  Shopping at Lush I would say is the latter. Walking into their store is like a candy shop for the body, the colourful displays and gift boxes on show melt away any anxiety you have about Christmas.  Lucky for me my sisters and family love Lush, so it makes my Christmas shopping so much easier.

The only hard decisions to make is which gift sets to buy!  There are so much on offer to suit everyone's budget with products starting from $6. There are a large assortment of gift packs with pre-selected items and already gift wrapped for the time poor peeps and with packs starting from $13.95 you'll finish your shopping in no time.

Friday, 25 November 2016

BRAND FOCUS: ULTA3 CHRISTMAS COLLECTION



Christmas is getting closer and it's time to think about Christmas gifts, whether it be for someone else, or let's be honest, for yourself! Ulta3, have released a range of exciting Limited Edition Christmas Kits to make present buying a little bit easier, especially if you have a makeup/nail polish loving friend or family member!

Ulta3 have taken a different approach this year with their Christmas Gift sets, catering for occasions other than Christmas. Here are two sets currently available.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

REVIEW: ELLA BACHE RADIANCE FOAMING CLEANSER


I love Ella Bache products, I have had at least one product from their range in my skincare regime for at least three years and I would have to say it has never disappointed.

A skincare regime is vitally important to start as soon as you can in life, with our harsh damaging rays and environmental factors our skin ageing process is accelerated at high speed if no skincare plan is in place. The first product you need to start with is a good cleanser. If you skin isn’t cleansed properly any residue of oils and dirt will clog the pores and not allow your skincare do it’s work.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

REVIEW: RIMMEL SCANDALEYES RELOADED MASCARA & EYELINER


Rimmel have smashed it again with their latest releases - Scandaleyes Reloaded Mascara and Eyeliner collection.  They know how to bring all the cool girls into the yard!


Scandaleyes Reloaded Mascara
I own around 15 mascara's and out of those I actively use 9 of them. Ranging from different colours to black and subtle to dramatic lash effect. I do discard my mascaras every 6-8 weeks, I guess more so because I get so many and for me to provide an honest and detailed review I need to be using the mascara on a regular basis.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

REVIEW: REAL TECHNIQUES BY SAM & NIC COLLECTION


Real Techniques have been hitting the mark on releasing hugely successful brush set combinations as well as sponge sets. Their current collection - By Sam & Nick is a more affordable collection in their extensive brushes range.

Here are two sets that I will be reviewing - Releasing Ultimate Base Set & Eyes & Miracle Mini eraser Sponge set.


Sunday, 13 November 2016

BRAND FOCUS: SUN BUM THE SMELL OF SUMMER


Sun Bum products smell like summer. That deliciously tropical sunscreen coconut smell reminds me of holidays and being by the beach.  Sun Bum is a lifestyle brand of sun protection formula's for the outdoors enthusiast. Created in 2010 they have a large array of UVA/UVB sunscreens products.

Recently joining the Priceline family, their extensive range consists of lotions, sprays, sticks, tinted moisturisers and five flavoured lip balms, with SPF choices ranging from 15 to 70. Sun Bum also have a range for the kids called Baby Bum!

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

BRAND FOCUS: DERMAVEEN FOR SENSITIVE SKIN - NATURAL OATMEAL SKINCARE RANGE


DermaVeen have been around for over 20 years and have provided Aussie families with a comprehensive skincare range that is gentle enough to be used on infants and effective enough to clinically benefit dry, itchy or sensitive skin conditions in adults and elderly.

Each DermaVeen product is formulated with the brand philosophy to proactively care for all skin types with nature’s super food for sensitive skin.

All DermaVeen products are made with Colloidal Oatmeal, is pH balanced, hypoallergenic and free of lanolin, parabens, artificial dyes, fragrances and alcohol.  they are also all fragrance and colour free.  I have three products here that my family and I roadtested and here is my review.