Thursday, 12 October 2017

1000 HOUR DIY EYELASH + BROW DYE KIT


I have never dyed my own eyebrows before, so I was a little nervous at the beginning.  1000 Hour Eyelash + Brow Dye Kit is an simple DIY brow pack. Apart from the instructions, the dye kit contains - developer, dye cream, application wand, mascara wand and dish to mix the dye. 


Each application will last up to 6 weeks. It is waterproof and smudge proof.  Each kit has 12 applications. So this kit will last you a year. 


Here is what you get in each pack.  Applicator wands - White wand for lash tint, mascara wand for lashes and brows, mixing tray, developer liquid and tint cream.


Instructions also include lash tint template.


This is the lightest in the range. It is recommended to leave the tint on for 12-15 minutes. Don't be alarmed when you see the cream colour, it may seem a little light but it does darkened as it develops. If you are unsure of your colour do a test patch on the brow tails.  This way if it is too light or too dark it isn't as obvious.

I love DIY kits, it's safe and easy to use and definitely cheaper than going to a salon and also you can control the results. 

1000hour Eyelash & Brown Tint comes in four shades - Dark Brown, Black Brown, Natural Black and Blue-Black. They retail for $18.95 and can be purchased at Chemist Warehouse, Priceline or online www.1000hour.com.au.


Have you tried DIY your brows before?



Samples were given at a media event.  

BATH TIME FUN FOR BIG KIDS WITH WELEDA KIDS 2 N 1 SHAMPOO + BODY WASH


My son gets just as excited as I do when packages arrive home, especially if it's for him to review.  Weleda have kindly sent two newly released KIDS 2in1 Shampoo & Body Wash products for Josh to try out. I have been using Weleda baby range on my son for years so he is familiar with the brand and was excited to give them a go. 

Weleda have created a range of gender-neutral shower products, which would appeal to all children equally.  Weleda believes children should have the chance to make their choices based on their own personality and individuality.  It's refreshing to see a brand like Weleda taking the first step to change.  Also keeping in mind the age of the children using their products, this 2in1 range is ideal for pre-schoolers and beyond who have outgrown Weleda’s baby range but still keeping to their natural production of no harsh synthetic detergents, mineral oils or silicone's, artificial preservatives, fragrances or colourants.

As well as maintaining a sustainable, responsible approach to nature and the environment, Weleda also runs a cultivation project for organic sesame oil in collaboration with the Mexican oil producer Sesajal since 2004 and this is where they we get the organic oil that is used in the new KIDS 2in1 Shampoo & Body Wash range, among other products.


These brightly coloured tubes are the perfect size for little hands to pick up properly. Only a few drops are needed to whisk up a gentle foam from head to toe. Skin and hair feel soft, comfortable and nourished after the shower or bath. The plant-based biodegradable detergents are made from coconut oil and fermented sugar. Organic sesame oil, rich in unsaturated fatty acids and vitamin E, preserves the skin’s natural moisture balance, leaving it feeling soft and smooth.

Very Vanilla, a subtle but delicious sweetness of vanilla and delicate fruity notes of mandarin. A gorgeous combination.


Happy Orange Tangy essential oil of orange is blended with a touch of vanilla.  This is my son's favourite!


Each tube is 150ml, easy for little hands to use and doesn't take up much space on the bathtub edge.  Comes in three yummy scents, Lively Lime, Very Vanilla and Happy Orange Tangy and retails for $14.95.

Available at David Jones, selected health stores, pharmacies, online stores and www.weleda.com.au Stockist enquiries: 1300 551 454

Friday, 6 October 2017

FIGHT THE FRIZZ WITH JOHN FREIDA'S FRIZZ EASE HAIRCARE RANGE


When it comes to taming, treating or styling hair, John Frieda are always on-point with their innovative haircare products. They recently relaunched their Frizz Ease range with a new look and new and improved formula.  There are 20 products in the range to cure all hair dilemmas and suitable for coloured and bleached hair.

Hair repair starts in the shower.  The Miraculous Recovery Shampoo & Conditioner is designed to combat porosity problem of frizzy hair.  This duo works from the inside out to help repair heat-damaged hair at the core, replenish lost moisture and goodness, seal split ends and help hair become resistant to frizz.  Infused with pure coconut oil your hair is left soft, manageable with a healthy shine and without the heaviness like some moisture rich products do.


Because Sydney's humidity loves playing with our emotions by f*#king up our hair, John Frieda have an extensive range of serums, cremes and sprays to help combat frizz. 

Just like skincare your hair needs more than two products to help maintain healthy hair.  John Frieda have a range of products to choose from whether you want to have keratin straightened hair or frizz control. 

Frizz Ease 3 Day Straight is a semi-permanent styling spray that contains keratin to keep your hair straight for 3 days.  I use this after shampooing and conditioning on damp hair.  It is activated with heat so spray all over and then blow dry and then style as normal.  If I choose not to use a straightener afterwards, my hair still has its waves and bounce minus the frizz and flyaway's.


Secret Weapon Finishing Creme can be used in between washes and dry hair shampoo days. It's formulated with avocado oil to eliminate frizz and flyaway's by sealing in the moisture. It is to be applied on dry hair so you can apply anywhere, anytime you feel your hair needs some moisture.



Frizz Ease Extra Strength 6 Effects+ Serum is suitable for coarse to very coarse frizzy hair.  This is well suited to mum who have very thick coarse curly hair. Her hair drives her crazy and when I gave this to her, it was like godsend.  She no longer slathers cocoa butter cream on her hair!  

There are three types in this range depending on thickness of hair, so this range is suited for everyone. It works by instantly eliminating frizz and repelling humidity. The 6 Effects+ Serum is to be applied on wet hair for even distribution. It contains a blend of silicone's, silk proteins and algae extract to condition dehydrated hair .

Prices
Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery Shampoo - RRP $15.99
Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery Conditioner - RRP $15.99
Frizz Ease 3-day Straight Styling Spray - RRP $16.99
Frizz Ease Secret Weapon Finishing Creme - RRP $16.99
Frizz Ease 6 Effects+ Serum - RRP $16.99


John Frieda Frizz Ease range is available at all supermarkets, selected pharmacies and Priceline stores.  For more info on the range visit www.johnfrieda.com.au.




Samples were sent for editorial consideration

GILDED CAGE COSMETICS FEATURING CHARISMA LIPGLOSS, UNLEASHED LIPSTICKS + REVELATION EYESHADOWS


One of the perks of being a beauty blogger is access to an array of beauty brands no matter how big or small they are. I recently attended a Gilded Cage Cosmetics hands-on masterclass with expert makeup artist Michelle Cox.

Gilded Cage Cosmetics is an Australian brand which is designed in Paris and made in Italy. There are only 3 products in their range - Revelation Eyeshadows, Unleashed Lipstick and Charisma Lipgloss.  Their art-deco inspired packaging and design is so beautiful and classic. 


Revelation Eyeshadows


Revelation eyeshadows are beautiful to use. The wand has a soft but sturdy built-in felt tip applicator tip allowing for a precision application.  The liquid eyeshadows are lightweight, creamy and super pigmented and have staying power with no smudging or creasing. 

They are also buildable which is perfect if you're wanting to intensify the look. What I love about this range is that the shimmer isn't overpowering or glittery and there is no fallout.  

You can apply these eyeshadows with our fingers or brush. No primer is required to achieve 14 hour wear. The colours are also blendable. So if you want to blend two or three colours you can easily do so but you have to be quick. You have a 30-40 second window of play before this luxurious cream sets to a long wear luxe powder finish. I have three favourites amongst the collection - blue, green and rose gold.

Contains ingredients like Safflower Seed Oil which gives the skin a soft and smooth appearance, linoleic acid an essential fatty acid and brown seaweed extract which soothes skin.

L to R: Shades 30, 17, 8, 7, 25

Colours
30 - Periwinkle Blue
17 - Metallic Sage
8 - Jewelled Aubergine
7 - Vander Pink 
25 - Sheer Platinum 


L to R: 5, 12, 23, Gilded, 16

Colours
5 - Metallic Mahogany 
12 - Taupe Rose 
23 - Rose Gold 
Gilded - Signature Gold 
16 - Antique Silver


They retail for $27 each.


Unleashed Lipsticks


Unleashed lipsticks are super creamy and moisturising. They are highly pigmented except for the Gold shade, it is more of a sheer which is gorgeous.  What I love about these lipsticks is that the colours are are buildable.  You can achieve a subtle look for the day and transform for a bolder look for the evening, which is how I like my lipsticks. 

Contains moisture loving ingredients like Amino Acid, Wild Mango Butter, Water Lily Flowers extract, Orchid Flower extract, antioxidant Pure Vitamin E and Coconut Oil.

L to R: Singular Red, 117, 112, 107, 108, 105, 125, 130

Colours
Singular Red - Signature Red
117 - True Orange
112 - Bold Coral
107 - Sparkling Mauve
108 - Burnt Coral
105 - Nude
125 - Peachy Pink
130 - Sparkling Bronze

I love all the colours they all are quite flattering with my skin tone especially the red which is usually a difficult for me to pull off.  I do have my favourites though - 130, 107, 105 and 112.

They retail for $28 each.


Charisma Lipglosses


Charisma lipglosses are soft and easy to apply.  I'm not one to favour shimmer lipglosses but these contains the right amount of shimmer which give a gorgeous glow without the sparkly effect.  

There is definitely some serious staying power, lasting up to several hours on your lips without it drying out.  There is no stickiness either.  You can wear them on their own or over an opaque or matte lipstick.

L to R: 86, 85, 87, 82

Colours
86 - Seductive Plum
85 - Sparkling Pink
87 - Cheeky Fuscia
82 - Mirror Mauve


L to R: 81, 84, 83, Aurora

Colours
81 - Shimmering Coral
84 - Copper Rose
83 - Natural Shimmer
Aurora - Signature Gloss

Contains Kendi Oil, a plant based oil which is rich in fatty acids (Omega 3), which helps improve the health of skin cells.

They retail for $21.00 each.


Gilded Cage's collection is amongst one of my fave brands of makeup.  They have definitely nailed it when it comes to colours and textures of the products.  Limited fuss with maximum glam.  All their colours and shades are all on-point.  

I would love to see highlighters from this brand.  I can't imagine what it would be like if they release a range!

For more info on Gilded Cage or to purchase visit www.gildedcage.com.






Samples were given at a masterclass

Monday, 2 October 2017

RESPECT EAU DE TOILETTE FRAGRANCE BY DAVID BECKHAM RESPECT


David Beckham latest release Respect, is a fragrance for men and developed by perfumer Nathalie Lorson. Beckham's inspiration came from his love of sports.

Respect is a fresh fragrance with strong sporty temper and natural shades of the morning forest, citrus and pink pepper, an aromatic, multi-dimensional and modern perfume that relies on a contrast between fresh, spicy, clean and earthy tones.

Saturday, 30 September 2017

INDI EAU DE PARFUM BY KATY PERRY


Katy Perry the queen of pop has released a fragrance that is unique as her style. A surprising scent that differs from the usual celebrity fragrance that is sweet and fruity, but instead it's more towards a milky, woody, crispy musk scent. Displayed in a gorgeous simple black and white pillar bottle it's name INDI is short for Individual and this bottle and scent represents all that and more.

It is neither a feminine or masculine scent more of a gender neutral fragrance and smells amazing on either sex.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

HOW TO TAKE YEARS OFF YOUR FACE IN 3 MINUTES FEATURING INSTANTLY AGELESS


This is my first introduction to the brand Jeunesse. I have heard of it before but never tried or seen their products so when I was sent this box of Instantly Ageless, I was immediately curious and excited to try it out.

Instantly Ageless is an anti-ageing product designed to reduce bags under the eyes, diminish fine lines and wrinkles, firm saggy skin, and minimise pore appearance within three minutes and can last for up to 6-9 hours!

We all know that repetitive muscle movements like smiling, frowning and laughing naturally lead to the formation of lines and wrinkles over time, unless you opt for botox as a preventative but as most of you who know me I have a fear of needles going anywhere near my face. Jeunesse Instantly Ageless is a non-invasive way to relax facial muscles, reduce the appearance of existing lines and wrinkles, and preventing new ones.

ACHIEVE THE PERFECT SELFIE WITH RIMMEL #INSTA COLLECTION


Rimmel are always on point when it comes to latest beauty products. Instagram and selfies are so now and Rimmel have created a collection dedicated to help you capture the perfect selfie. Their new Insta Collection consists of concealers, contour products, highlighters and setting products.


#Insta Conceal & Contour Palette – $18.95
This palette contains three creamy colour correcting shades. Peach to neutralise dark circles and illuminate features, green to cover blemishes and redness and lilac to correct sallowness and yellow tones. . The consistency was lightweight and pigmented and all were very easy to blend.


#Insta Conceal & Correct Palette – $18.95
This palette contains three creamy concealers to highlight, conceal and contour. They are really creamy, making them easy to blend out.

#Insta Fix & Matte Translucent Powder – $13.95
This micro-fine translucent powder is formulated to remove shine without making skin looking cakey. It can also be used to set and fix foundation as well as blur imperfections and pores.



#Insta Fix & Go 2 In 1 Primer and Setting Spray - RRP $13.95
I love products that multi-task, especially when they smell so good! This 2-in-1 primer and setting spray can be applied underneath makeup to work as a primer, or on top to lock makeup in. It's quick-drying and doesn’t leave skin feeling sticky or tight. It's formula is oil-free and contains cucumber extract to help keep skin fresh all day long.


#Insta Flawless Perfecting, Radiant Skin Tint - $13.95
This tint has a medium consistency. On application it seemed to be quite thick, as I blended it in the consistency thinned out leaving my skin feeling lovely and soft with a sun-kissed glow. Insta Flawless has light to medium coverage and wore well throughout the day.

Rimmel #Insta Collection is available from Priceline, Priceline Pharmacy, Chemist Warehouse, Target, Kmart, BIG W, selected pharmacies and selected Coles and Woolworths. For stockists please call 1800 812 663. For more info check out au.rimmellondon.com.


Let me know in the comments what product you've tried from this collection!



Samples were sent for editorial consideration

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

MARK BEAUTY LAUNCHES IN AUSTRALIA FEATURING BRAND AMBASSADOR MIA PIA

Image Source: Avon

The much anticipate beauty brand Mark was launched at Pitt St Mall Sydney in August, with special guest Pia Mia, who is the face of the makeup brand.


With it monochromatic packaging and bold colours, mark. makeup brand is set to make heads turn.

Monday, 25 September 2017

CRABTREE & EVELYN SYDNEY QVB STORE MAKEOVER + CHRISTMAS PREVIEW


I recently attended the Crabtree & Evelyn Christmas 2017 gifting preview at the newly renovated QVB store in Sydney. As you walk inside there is an instant feeling of excitement and warmth.


The layout is homey with all their products displayed beautifully throughout the store.


Re-designing and re-packaging  Crabtree & Evelyn's Everyday Nature's Care range.  Included in this range are two new fragrances Lavender and Espresso and Rosewater and Pink Peppercorn.




The shop fittings and flower arrangements were gorgeous and I felt like buying everything!


The lovely Vicky Kalofolias, National Brand Manager from Crabtree & Evelyn talked me through the story behind the renovation as well as the Christmas collection.


These limited edition room difusers and scented candles smell absolutely divine. There are four in this collection with Noël back again this Christmas,   Frosted Spicewood a truly zesty scent, Red Berry & Fir (my favourite) is rich and fruity and White Cardamom with a delicate combination of spicy cardamom and sweet mimosa. 


Christmas isn't Christmas without some festive biscuits!   These keep-sake tins are stunning and what's inside is even better.


Apart from their usual delicious Christmas biscuit and tea assortments there are some new additions and are super delicious. I tried the Dark Chocolate and Hazelnut biscuit.



This years Christmas packaging is the most beautiful so far. It's gold illustrations with marbled paper box linings and book-like gift sets are so cute.




There is also a selection Kris Kringle / Christmas tree / stocking filler gifts to suit everyone's budget. A great selection of hand and shower creams available.


If Christmas is not your thing, then there is a large array of amazing Body Care Gifts available as well.  These are perfect for any type of celebrations.




With Christmas a few months away you can start planning your shopping list, starting with gifts from Crabtree & Evelyn. The Christmas collection will be available from mid October, so keep an eye out in store or online. I have my list ready and waiting!

Price List
Christmas Candles 67g - $25
Christmas Candles 200g - $55
Set of 3 x 67g - $65

Room Difusers 200ml - $70
Room Spray 100ml - $22

Lt Ed Hand creams 25ml - $12
Christmas Cracker 3 x 10ml - $15
Christmas Shower Bauble 100ml - $20
Set of 3 3 x 100ml - $48

Trio Gift sets - $40
Christmas Gift boxes - $48

Body Care Gift totes - $80
Deluxe Jewellery Gift Box - from $130
Travel Jewellery Bags - from $110

Food
Biscuit Tubes 175g - $18
Biscuit Tins 110g - 520g - from $24
Christmas Cracker 300g - $30
Christmas Bauble 150g $20



For more information about the Christmas Collection visit www.crabtree-evelyn.com.au.

Have you started with your Christmas shopping?



Beauty Reign attended as a media guest