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Wednesday, 23 December 2015



Hello again and Merry Christmas :)  

I'm sure we all know just how important your eyebrows are. They frame your face, have the ability to either make or break you and being on fleek is probably something you hear too often. I've had my fair share of terrible eyebrow experiences and it's these eyebrow mishaps that have shaped my eyebrows into who they are today, in the literal sense. Understanding what eyebrow shape best suits you is one thing but with the diversity of brow products up on the market it can be just enough to convince you to neglect your brows altogether. But not to worry because with a lot of trial and error you will get there and it'll be worth it! I've come up with a few products that work for me and hopefully can help you on your brow journey. Enjoy!

Products
  1. Tony Moly Auto Eyebrow Pencil (#03)
  2. Heavy Rotation Colouring Eyebrow (Natural Colour)
  3. Benefit Brow Zing (Dark) 

Review: Banila Co. Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm

Saturday, 21 November 2015


Hi again!

So this time I'll be reviewing Banila Co's highly popular Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm. I'm sure some of you may or may not have heard of the double cleansing method. This is something I have been doing religiously and it is safe to say, I can no longer live without. It was during some online shopping on sokoglam that I realised that double cleansing was a major part of regular skincare. Before this I had no idea that double cleansing was something that was so frequently practiced by many other people. This short two step process involves throughly removing all make up, dead skin and sebum. To be truthful this simple method has changed my skin a lot and in a good way. Now, I can no longer live by cleansing just once. Once a double cleanser always a double cleanser and it be me!

Features 
  • 100ml
  • Removes make up

Review: Mario Badescu Buttermilk Moisturiser

Saturday, 24 October 2015


Hi :)

So if you've read my previous blog post, I had travelled overseas last month which pretty much centres the purpose of this skin care review. I travelled to South Korea and the Philippines and as usual it was hot, the Philippines in particular. The weather was almost nothing like the cold I'm use to in Australia. For this reason I wanted to invest in a new moisturiser that would be suitable for the places I would be visiting. I was originally using the Innisfree Olive Real Power Cream, a heavy day moisturiser I had been using for the cold and dry winter weather in Australia. But for this trip I decided that I would try something different that wasn't as thick or heavy for my skin. I eventually decided to try the Mario Badescu Buttermilk Moisturiser after reading a few reviews and recommendations from in-store beauty advisors.

Features
  • Suitable for combination and sensitive skin 
  • Lightweight 
  • Minimises fine lines and wrinkles 
  • Not tested on animals 

Korea Skin Care and Make up Haul

Tuesday, 29 September 2015




I recently visited South Korea and knew that I would go on a massive shopping spree in none other than Myeongdong. Unfortunately my trip was a little short. There is just so much to see in Korea and if you're thinking of travelling somewhere I highly recommend South Korea, it is damn beautiful!

So here's a little haul of some the beauty products I picked up on my trip.  Products as listed below:

Etude House I need you sheet mask (Honey), Innisfree It's real squeeze mask (Green tea and Cucumber), Etude House My Beauty Tool Eyelashes (Longlash 02), Nature Republic Soothing and Moisture Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel, Innisfree Jeju Sparkling Mineral Essence, Too cool for school art class by Rodin (Bronzer), Innisfree Mineral Shading (7), Etude House Color Play Nail Polish (68 & 383), VDL + Pantone Expert Color Eye Book 6.4 (no. 1), Skin79 Super Plus Beblesh Balm Triple Functions (Hot Pink), VDL Moisturising Primer, Etude House Play 101 Pencil (4 & 5), Innisfree No-Sebum Mineral Powder, Clio Full Cover Cream Concealer, IOPE Lipstick (24), Etude House Bling Bling Eye Stick (09 shooting star & 09 golden tail star)

Travel Beauty Essentials: Skin Care

Monday, 24 August 2015



Own what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag 


- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn 

So I'll be will be travelling overseas next month for two weeks and I thought it would be appropriate to share some of the skin care products I will be bringing and in addition how I will be taking them with me. I also wanted to do something different, instead of the usual skin care/ make up review so I hope you'll enjoy this post and maybe even learn something!

Why is travel Skin Care important? 

Travelling to other countries means potential changes in your skin's condition. In order to address your skin's needs during travel it's important that you are prepared. Be prepared for your skin to lose moisture whether it be on the plane or in harsh tropical conditions, to prevent this bring skin care products that will nourish and deeply moisturise your skin.

Avoid the use of thick creams in hot humid weather not only will this be uncomfortable for you but this could also clog your pores. If you're going to a country that is highly polluted come prepared, bring skin care that will purify and exfoliate your skin from all the dust and dirt that can accumulate and cause you to break out. Lastly make sure to narrow down your products, travel smart. Think about what your skin will need during the trip and don't over pack.


Review: Missha Time Revolution, The First Treatment Essence

Sunday, 19 July 2015




Hello!

Today I will be doing a in-depth review of the Missha Time Revolution, The First Treatment Essence. I've been using the mist bottle for about 3 months now and recently purchased the 150ml bottle online, which I've also been using for about a month now. After hearing that this product was similar to the highly popular SK II Facial Treatment Essence, I was willing to give it a try. Despite not yet trying the SK II essence, the price difference alongside positive reviews convinced me to buy it. The 150ml SKII Facial Treatment Essence is priced at $138 AUD as appose to the 150ml Missha Time Revolution, The First Treatment Essence for $75 AUD.


Main ingredient: What is fermented Yeast Extract?
Fermented yeast is a naturally derived source of vitamin B that encourages skin regeneration and maintains healthy glowing skin. This is achieved by the fermentation process. This process enables yeast extracts to naturally produce various vitamins and antioxidants that are beneficial for skin renewal. The many benefits of fermented yeast includes anti ageing, moisturising and reduces the appearance of fine lines and skin pigmentation. Fermented yeast also happens to be the main ingredient that SK II uses in their products.

Features
  • Soothing
  • Contains 80% fermented yeast
  • Smoothing 
  • Balances sebum levels 
  • Moisturising 
  • Improving skin tone 
  • Firming 
  • Wrinkle repairing     
  • Boosting

           
               

Review: Hera UV Mist Cushion, Ultra Moisture

Sunday, 28 June 2015



Hello again!

So, after hearing so many good reviews about the Hera UV Mist Cushion Ultra moisture, I decided that I would finally give it a chance. Moisture cushions are known for their convenient and easy application and this product was no exception. As usual the shades selection is not broad, ranging from 13 Cool Ivory, 21 Cool Vanilla and 23 Cool Beige. The one I purchased in is 21 Cool Vanilla.

Night Skin Care Routine

Monday, 4 May 2015




Skin care is a crucial and yet often overlooked part of our daily routine. Establishing regular skin care habits and an awareness of your skin's needs is essential in maintaining healthy skin that will last you a life time. 

Hi everyone!

At the end of each day I like to thoroughly clean my face from all the make up, dust and dead skin that may have accumulated throughout the day. It is quite a lengthy process but it is one that is well worth it. Bare in mind I have combination skin so this routine will differ from other people's skin care routines, not in anyway is this the only way you should care for your face I'm sure everyone has a different way of caring for their skin condition. 

Make up removal & Double Cleansing 

I don't like to wear make up very often nowadays but on days that I do, I make sure to thoroughly remove all remaining make up on my face. I do this with an overall make up remover and a soft cotton pad. Most make up removers are very gentle and will often get the job done. But the best make up removers are cleansing waters or anything oil based.

I usually use the Bioderma Sensibio H2O but you can also you the Bioderma Crealine H2O, it's a cleansing water that very gently removes all the make up. This cleansing water is a beauty cult favourite as it is affordable, easily accessible and is suitable for all skin types. However if you have acne prone skin this might not be for you.
After using the cleansing water I'll usually use my cleansing balm (Banila Co. Clean it Zero) in order to achieve a deeper clean. This will remove any remaining make up that was not removed by the cleansing water alone. This is the most gentle way you can cleanse your face without irritating your skin's natural pH levels.
Once I've washed off my cleansing balm, I will then use a gentle soap cleanser. I prefer to use very basic face cleansers something that is suitable for sensitive skin and does not create foam. One that is suitable for all skin types is the  The QV Face, Gentle Face Cleanser it claims to be very gentle and gentle it is! It removes any remaining dirt or residue of make up leaving the face feeling extremely clean and smooth. This cleanser is particularly great for dry, acne prone skin but I still highly recommend this for all skin types.

Exfoliate 
Exfoliating is something that should be done at least 2 times a week, 3 times at the most if you really feel that there is an accumulation of dead skin cells and other dirt blocking your pores. Not exfoliating will prevent any skin care products properly absorbing into your skin and can often result in larger pores and break outs.

I'm currently not using any exfoliating products so, for the time being I have been making my own exfoliating scrub. I usually mix a little honey and brown sugar and use this as the method to exfoliate my face 2-3 times a week. It leaves my skin feeling much smoother with visibly brighter and clearer skin.
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