Monday, 19 June 2017

BOURJOIS HEALTHY MIX FOUNDATION AND CONCEALER


Bourjois have relaunched their iconic foundation with fresh packaging and new formula. Retaining it's creamy texture and natural uniform finish, it now contains a combination of vitamins C, E and B5 to help make your complexion look healthier, more radiant and appear less tired.

The Healthy Mix range are game changers in the drugstore makeup department. These light-medium-buildable coverage, even out skin tone and brighten complexions, while providing a vitamin-rich fruit therapy formula. It has a dewy finish, leaving skin feeling amazing.  Its thin consistency allows easy blending to the point it becomes undetectable on the skin.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

COVER FX CUSTOM ENHANCER DROPS REVIEW + SWATCHES


CoverFX new Custom Cover Drops is a game changer is the current market of highlighters. A liquid formula that can be used alone or added to your existing products - primer, concealer, foundation or moisturiser to achieve a highlighting, strobing, or bronzing effect.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

ACHIEVE AN EFFORTLESS FLAWLESS LOOK WITH NUTRIMETICS PROFESSIONAL FLAWLESS AIR SERUM FOUNDATION


Serum Foundations are currently trending in the beauty world and are the perfect product for the ‘no make-up make-up look’. Nutrimetics have released a market game changer with this muli-tasking serum foundation that has been designed to not only cover imperfections but also work to even skin tone and provide the amazing skincare benefits of an anti-ageing serum.

The Professional Flawless Air Serum Foundation formula is a serum based and contains a Marine Algae Extract which helps reactivate the metabolism of ageing cells and promote firmer skin, for a more youthful appearance. It also contains SPF 15 to protect against future ageing from the sun.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

NEW: ELIZABETH ARDEN TROPICAL ESCAPE + EYES WIDE OPEN SUMMER 2017 COLLECTIONS


Elizabeth Arden recently launched two Summer Collections – Tropical Escape and Eyes Wide Open Collections.

Beauty queen giant Elizabeth Arden has nailed it with their latest colours in their Eyes Wide Open collection. A bold eye look with dramatic lashes are so on trend.


As for their Tropical Escape Colour Collection, it's a bronzing goddess in the making! With their gorgeous collection of tinted lip oils and bronzing products.

Here's a preview of what's available in store.

Monday, 12 June 2017

REVIEW: DR BRONNER'S PURE CASTILE SOAP BAR AND LIQUID SOAP


Dr Bronner's soaps are renowned for their quality, versatility and eco-friendliness. A family run business that started 150 years ago in Germany. Dr Bronner's outstanding achievements include pioneering USDA certified organic personal care products, to creating Fair Trade projects across the world that ensure fair and just treatment of farmers and workers, while devoting profits to worthwhile causes and charities worldwide.

Quality soapmaking consists of choosing the right proportions of the right oils. Coconut oil is very high lathering, but can be drying. Olive oil gives a really soft and luxuriant lather, but in small amounts. By using both coconut and olive oils in the right ratio, Dr. Bronner’s unsurpassed soaps offer the best of both worlds: high lather with superb softness on the skin.

To top it off, their soaps also contain hemp and jojoba oils, which mirror the natural oils in the skin’s sebum, thus imparting a wonderful after feel once the soaps are washed away.

Saturday, 10 June 2017

REVIEW: ECOSTORE SHAMPOO + CONDITIONER RANGE - CARING FOR YOUR HAIR AND THE ENVIRONMENT


There are lots of things to think about when it comes to haircare and finding the right shampoo and conditioner is one of them. Finding the products for your hair is vitally important as this is the base for anything else you do to your hair like drying and styling and can alter your end results.

Ecostore products are made from plant based ingredients, has no parabens, and is designed to prevent hair breakage by gently cleansing the hair without stripping any unnecessary oils.  Also as there is no silicone, there is no product build up that can cause hair to look limp, dull and unhealthy.

Ecostore products are kind to the environment. Their shampoo and conditioner bottles are made from renewable sugarcane plastic, which is 100% recyclable and helps to reduce our carbon footprint. The ingredients used in their haircare are suitable for our septic tanks. If you have proper grey water systems in place, the wash water from your shower or bath can safely be re-used on your flower gardens, lawns and trees.

The Volumising Shampoo gently cleanses to protect against breakage and replenish fine hair, while building body and shine. The shampoo is transparent and has no colour. It does have a gorgeous natural fragrance of bergamot & orange that is simply divine. It lathers up nicely leaving hair feeling clean without the dry stripped feeling. Hair feels light and incredibly clean.  What's really nice is that my hair had the subtle fragrance of bergamot and orange for two days

The Volumising Conditioner is enriched with Argan and Avocado oils to protect and nourish fine hair, while building body and shine. The conditioner has a thick consistency, conditioning hair leaving it soft and tangle free.

Even though the conditioner is quite thick it didn't leave my hair heavy or limp instead it gave it body without any frizziness.



The Dry, Damaged & Coloured Hair Shampoo formulation uses a unique blend of ingredients to nourish and protect dry or chemically treated hair and help prevent colour fade.  It scent is the same as the other range, orange and bergamot.

I colour my hair every 6 weeks and my hair from mid to ends tends to get quite dry and I can often see split ends forming. The shampoo cleanses leaving scalp felling extremely clean and hair feeling soft even before applying conditioner.  

The Dry, Damaged & Coloured Hair Conditioner has a unique blend of ingredients that help prevent tangles while adding body and shine and providing natural conditioning and protection.

Ensure you apply the conditioner mid to ends as it can be quite heavy for the roots. Hair is left feeling soft and healthy without any loss of body.

My personal tip, as the colouring at the roots is not as harsh as the ends I use both shampoos.  I use the volumising shampoo at the roots and the dry, damaged & colour care shampoo for mid to ends. This way I get the best of both!

Ecostore's shampoo and conditioner's retails all for $10.99 each.  Products are available at Chemist Warehouse, Priceline as well as on their online store shop.ecostore.com.au.


Samples were provided for editorial consideration

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

RIMMEL WAKE ME UP SKIN BRIGHTENING FOUNDATION + CONCEALER PLUS #INSTA FIX & GO 2IN1 PRIMER

There has been a lot of hype around Rimmel's Vitamin C Foundation and Concealer range and I was super excited to have these land on my desk for review. As a mum and working full-time, being and looking fatigued is a regular part in my life. Hallelujah I say, to products that would fade the fatigue away! I also received the #Insta Fix & Go 2 in 1 setting spray, which is a first for me as I have never used a setting spray before.


REVIEW: DR HAUSCHKA'S NEW NATURAL MAKEUP RANGE


This year Dr Hauschka is celebrating it's 50th Anniversary and they have given their makeup range a makeover, and let me tell you, their packaging is the prettiest I've seen around.  The shape which resembles a guitar pick and the colour, a deep violet shade is just simply divine.  To top it all off, the entire range smells amazing.

Sunday, 4 June 2017

BRAND FOCUS: FREESTYLE HAIR WRAP TOWEL + THE DETANGLER BRUSH


I love hair wraps. I have been using them for years. Before discovering hair wraps I used to wrap my hair in a big heavy towel that used to pull my hair as well as constantly fall off. After a visit to the hair salon and winging to my hairdresser, she told me that drying my hair wrapped in a towel causes hair breakage which results in frizz and that I was better off buying a towel turban.  That is when my hair wraps became a permanent part of my hair routine.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

REVIEW: HAVING FUN WITH VIXEN HAIR COLOUR CHALKS


Vixen Hair Graffiti Chalk recently redesigned their packaging, with a fresher and more eye-catching look.  You can create a variety of temporary effects/art on hair. From dip-dyed ends, veiling, highlights or even drawing fun emoji's.  This is a great way to change up your look in an instant without a trip to the salon.