I am addicted to the Bijou Bec lip balm by Glamourflage at the moment… It is in my hand 24/7 it smells so yummy to..Leaves my lippies nourished and sweet. It’s a little sticky but in a good way. It’s a mid pink not a gloss just a blush style pout. It really is so divine on my lips. It’s a deep raspberry smell that makes me smile. Its in a round little tin that can pop straight into my pocket. I really haven’t used a lip balm in soooo long. But have returned to an old fave here.. It has Vitamin E in it which is so hydrating for my lips.
Beauties I have found the most amazing product ever!!!
I heard great things from Beauty Heaven about this Make-Up Finishing Spritz but was a little hesitant about its actual results. It’s a facial spray that sets your make-up for the day. When I first read about it, I thought how can a face spray work… But it does ladies and it smells like rose water… Its divine..
You just apply your make-up as per normal, spritz this miracle mist on your face and your good to go for the whole day!! It hydrates my face, and leaves it feel intensely hydrated (maybe because of the aloe vera) all day… It’s a low fuss, low maintenance step in my make-up routine. I just spritz in the morning, but you can keep it in your handbag for touch-ups during the day.. Actually might have to buy a few more one for my hand bag and one for the office. Plus it’s in a generous 150mls…
If any make-up diva has asked how to have their make-up hold longer, definitely give this product a go…
I now use it every day.. I don’t know what I would ever do without it… Fabulous… I love it… xox
I really only ever thought about eye liners in two colours.. Brown or Black…
I always skipped passed the coloured liners because that’s what eyeshadows are for… Well since experiementing a little I have found they just give such a different effect..
These two colours from The Natural Source’s Camouflage collection are fab. The blue really makes my eyes pop I also use this a lot on my lower lash line. And the light brown is great for smudging and blending. You can see where I have rubbed off the name from using it soooo much!! They are mini pencils because lets be honest who has ever used a whole pencil??
And I am now addicted to lining my bottom water line with a white pencil to make them look bigger.. Its amazing..
They really just add to my different make-up looks and can be so much fun… So girls try something different, add a splash of colour!!
I found this product a few years ago when my skin was more prone to spots. Its Maybelline Pure Concealer anti-acne treatment stick. It has ingredients that fight spots, which is great because I hate covering spots and not actually attacking the bacteria. So I just dab this little wonder stick on a spot and go on with the rest of my make-up. Sometimes girls try and over cover their spots only making them more obvious, but not actually treating the spot. This little dual purpose product is fabulous.
Bloom concealer in Undercover. This little stick concealer has been a saviour. It’s very creamy and lasts well under my make-up. The actually curved product makes it great for even easy application. It really offers great concealment, and covers the areas im trying to hide without drawing attention to them which I have found some concealers tend to do. My only criticism is there's not enough.
L'Oreal True Match Touche Magique- Anti Fatigue/Illuminating Conceal.. Great concealer. I se this under my eyes when they are dark, sunken and very tired. This hides all my sins from to much partying the night before. Great little brush for easy application. Can layer as light or heavy as required. Works well under my foundation. And really allows this area to be highlighted. Have at least 3 so I have it with me all the time.
Mirenesse Icon Sealer 24hr Concealer.. I received this little pocket rocket as a VIP gift. Its properties are to give your lines an extra little plump kick. I concentrate this between my brows and forehead where I have the most noticeable lines. So although I don't necessary need concealer in is area I want those lines to be diminished and less evident. It offers a good smooth coverage and blends well into my skin. I like the thought that I have an extra product under my make-up trying to assist me with my fight against the evil lines..
I am a big exfoliator I try and do it at least twice a week more during summer. It leaves my skin feeling so so so soft and nourished and then my moisturiser is more easily absorbed.
If you have been looking for a great sugar scrub then stop. Premium Spa have one that is amazing. I have been using it for 6 + years I promise you. I love the frangipani and coconut!! It smells divine and rubs over my skin with ease. I dig out a handful and then at my ankles and scrub all the way up to my shoulders. It takes me a good ten minutes to really scrub all around concentrating on my knees, elbow, and stomach. But if you want a spa experience at home, get this product. It is just as good as the products the spas use in the packages for a body scrub. You don't need to moisturise because the jojoba oils from the product stay on your skin and leave it hydrated. But for extra kick, I slather a moisturiser over my body after and leave a dressing gown on for half and hour.. Result= soft sexy skin!! Even for a quick exfoliator this product does the trick but it is so lush I keep buy more. I stock up because I can't get enough of it. I honestly couldn't get it for a while a few years ago and I went to 5 Priceline stores to find it.. But know its back in my life and its not going anywhere..
Another body scrub I'm addicted to Natio Wellness Body Scrub. It is a new find for me, have had it about a month and it’s a total winner. I like this in combination with my other scrubs because it’s a delicate scrub. It’s not a straight up granule scrubs it’s almost encased in a jelly style liquid which gives a softer exfoliation. Which I love.. It has a clean non-offensive fragrance to it and is really soft and fluid. I think it’s better to use in the bath or outside the shower to really get its full effects. The container says "Buff away dead skin cells and reveal a fresh, vibrant glow". It does exactly that. If you find some scrubs to harsh or leave your skin feeling red. I would recommend trying this, it’s a really soft yet effective product. I have it in a generous 450g tub, and if you’re a product 'over-user' like me this is a great size. I will definitely purchase again.
I alternate between sugar scrubs, exfoliating gloves and body scrubs and use one of each at least once a week to really buff my skin. Once you start, you won’t regret it. If you see ladies skin who really glow and you think wow...!! I wish I had skin like that, I bet you they exfoliate.
A cheaper and longer lasting alternative for those beauty babes on a budget is the old exfoliating glove. Lather up for favourite body wash or soap and scrub away….
These aren’t necessary essentials but they are helpful extras that I can’t personal live without.
Estee Lauder- Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher.. I have been using this since I was 16.. It reduces the visibility of my pores and leaves my skin feeling smooth its amazing.. I can’t live without it.
Olay- Total Effects Serum. Olay Total Effects 7 in 1 Anti-Ageing Serum as a prize on Beauty Heaven and I'm so lucky. Since using this wonder product I have fallen madly in love it. It’s a great nourishing serum and I team it with Olay moisturisers my skin feel gorgeous….. I love it. It is soooo hydrating and you only need the smallest amount to feel the effects. I apply this after washing my face before my moisturiser and really enjoy the effects. It gives me a smoother feeling face, less dryness and a silky appearance. My skin honestly feels tighter after using Olay products i really enjoy the feeling of my skin a few days after applying the products and can honestly say I have noticed a difference in my appearance.
BIO Ceauticals B12 Liquid- I suffer from chronic fatigue and anaemia. And my naturopath suggested B12 Liquid. I tried the injections and couldn't stand them they really hurt. So this is the next best thing. I love it... One quick squirt under your tongue once to twice a day is all you need. Plain taste, quick and simple. I honestly have found it makes a difference to my energy levels. I’m less exhausted and find I have more energy. I know one product alone can't give me boundless energy but it has definitely assisted me to feel more energised. I also read that Victoria Secret models take it during stressful times and big shoots... So it is definitely staying in my handbag!!
I love going to the salon, but I also love pampering myself at home. For most women it's not feasible to get to the salon whenever they please so here is my mini how-to: give yourself a quick facial at home!
Take off your make-up. I used Australis 3 in 1 make-up wipes. I really like them. I have found other make-up wipes make me break out in the past where-as these ones remove my make-up quickly and easily.
Cleanse. Now there are two options for cleansing, one: do a deep cleanse and apply cleanser and massage into skin for two minutes and then leave for three minutes to absorb into skin. Or two: to do a double cleanse and this is two quick cleanses after each other (either using the same cleanser or two different cleansers). Rinse.
Exfoliate. Depending on your skin type and schedule you can give yourself a light scrub and a more abrasive scrub. Rub exfoliator of choice onto the skin in circular motions for two minutes and rinse with warm water.
Step 4 (Optional):
Steam. A home steam can be done by filling your basin (or bowl) with boiling water (and adding essential oils i.e. tea tree optional). And then standing over the basin with a towel covering your head you allow the steam open up your pores. Warning: don't stand too close to your basin start almost standing straight and slowly lowering your head to where you feel comfortable. To close you can breathe in the steam to quickly or can cause burning so please be cautious if doing this step***
Step 5:Mask. Now every skin type is different and even skin on different areas your face can be different. Sometime I’ll apply up to 4 different masks at one time concentrating each mask on different areas of my face. (For the photos I only did a clay mask) And leave on as per directions (usually 10-20 minutes).
Notes: My hair looks odd because I have a conditioner mask in my hair. Before I started my facial I put conditioner into my hair dry and concentrated on the ends and put into a bun. This was left for 30 minutes while I had a facial.
Apologies for the state of my eyebrows. I am a firm believer that your eyebrows are one of the most important parts to your face, they frame your face. I am due to have them done this weekend, by my eyebrow specialist. I have very curly eyebrows and won’t touch them myself. I am in the process of growing them out and hence they are very messy. I will post before and after photos to show you the difference. I recommend you see an eyebrow waxer at least once to discuss your eyebrows and their shape. What might look good on your favourite celebrity, may not suit your face.
After I applied my mask, I sat and enjoyed a bath for 20 minutes before rinsing out the conditioner and washing off the mask.
I try and to this treatment at least once a week, maybe twice depending on what my schedule is like. I change the products depending on how my skin feels or what events I have on. If I have a big event on Saturday night I won't give myself a facial with a scrub on Friday. However I might just do a deep cleanse and a hydrating face mask with an eye treatment.
After my facial I spritzed my face with Jurliques Rose Water mist, and then applied UltraCeuticals Ultra A Eye Treatment Serum under my eyes, Mirenesse (high power )Gele to my neck, and Mirenesse High Lift to my face, and Mirensse Eyebrow serum to my eyelashes and eyebrows.
Lanolips – Rose Balm Intense for very dry hands and nails:
Along with the lip ointment I also got the hand balm for very dry hands in Rose from Santa. I do get dry hands. I always wash my hands and use hand sanitiser and therefore always use a hand cream. This is such a rich formula you don't need much to cover your hands. If you use too much it wont absorb and can leave your hands feeling greasy. The product is not greasy at all if you use the right amount. You really don't need much. And it leaves my hands feeling nourished for hours. It doesn't smell like roses more of a clean soap so this is good for people who aren't keen for synthetic smelling products and just want a good quality product. It contains rose oil and vitamin e which are both known for their moisturising properties. It comes in a small container perfect size for your hand bag and to whip out on the go.
MOR- hand and nail cream in Marshmallow... yum.. This wonder product is divine. Very nourishing hand cream with a sweet smell. I don’t think it smells exactly like marshmallows but it definitely has a yummy aroma that smells good enough to eat. I have dry hands because of my line of work. And I got this after hearing how good it smells and I wasn't disappointed. I love good smelling products and this one ticks the box. It’s a great rich formula that leaves my skins smooth. And you just want to keep smelling your hands after you have applied it because it smells so good! It really is sweet. Its top fragrance notes are white carnation and marshmallow. With a base of vanilla and sugar hence it’s so sweet. It’s a product that when I use it makes me smile :) (The packaging has had a fair beating, I use it all the time and it lives in my handbag, so the poor thing is a little worn out FYI)
Natio- Wellness Hand cream with SPF 15+. I am so happy to have found a good hand cream with SPF. In Australia our UV factor is high, and so when driving I am honestly so conscious about my hands being directly in the sun. I can feel the heat permeating through my skin. So when I found this I was one happy girl. I leave this in my car and as so as I go for a drive a pop a bit onto the backs of my hand. Its super soft and nourishing. I just have to make sure I really rub it in before driving because I don’t want slippery hands on the wheel. As far as hand creams go I like it. It gives my hands the moisture it needs and lasts well. But its definitely the added SPF in it that makes me a lover of this product....
First of all Thank-You to everyone who follows my blog I am so grateful… As most of you are aware I am super new at this only been blogging a week, so I’m still learning all the ins and outs… Please email me with any tips and advice J
Now… I am sorry for the terrible quality photos… I have been taking them with my i-phone… My poor sister cringes and scolds me every time I ask her to look at my blog… Telling me, I should be embarrassed of the quality of my images…. Sooooo….. **drum roll** I just bought a new camera online, with her money $$, woops…. So hopefully this will = better pictures. Hahaha really soon I will be able to take ‘blog-worthy’ pictures… But in the mean time, because I love blogging so much you will have to put up with my lame excuse at photography….
I hope it will make my blog a bit more user friendly…. Thank-you beauties for being so patient..
I was introduced to Mirenesse through Beauty Heaven and I'm so glad I was. I am now a VIP member and love their products. I can't get enough. Their cleansers, masks, serums they are all so great..
Their D-Blemish Gel Cleanser was sent to me as a VIP gift as part of the Power Clear range. It’s a clear gel cleanser and you only need smallest amount for deep cleansing. It’s a very runny product and applies easily. It leaves my skin a little dry because it’s a blemish clearing product (& I'm prone to dry skin). It leaves my skin feeling so clean and tight which I like before applying my serums. It has a sweet peppermint aroma to it, and I know the formulation really works deep into my pores. I have really enjoyed using it. And find it an easy shower product to wash away the days dirt of my face.
Mirenesse Power Clear Thermal Pore Mask is a great product. I got mini samples of these and knew I wanted the full size. You leave it in hot warm for two minutes to activate the product before scrubbing onto your face and then it keeps warming up as it is activated with your skin. This sticky formulation really gets into the pores of your skin, and the warmth of the product is so revitalising. I was enjoy this fun product I lie waiting while it warms up and rubbing it into my skin. It’s a little stocky to rinse off, but I usually do it in the bath while I have a hair mask in and then rinse it off under the shower. But it really prepares my face for a mask. I sometimes get small break outs after using this product, but for me I like this because I know its removing dead skin cells and allowing impurities to be drawn out of my skin.
Mirenesse Power Clear Hydration Serum:
This little wonder product is fabulous. I use this daily on my décolletage. I am so concerned about my chest looking 80 when I'm 40 so I make sure I am taking care of that area now when I'm 24.... Prevention is key for me... So I love this for this area. I know it’s exposed to the sun more than it should be and because I live in a country with one of the highest UV ratings in the world and make sure that the area’s most prone to sun damage are taken care of. So really feel this wonder serum is assisting me with my endeavour. It’s a really rich thick formula that is easily absorbed into my skin and I can’t instantly feel results from this serum. Another winner from Mirenesse..
I just recently received the Mirenesse Power Clear Treatment Gel as a VIP gift and use it after applying my serum. I really feel that this compliments the serum and gives it an extra powerful kick. Again I just use this product on my décolletage is it is one of the most sensitive and important areas of skin on the body. And I want to ensure if it really well protected and covered and with these two products I know I'm right :)
I this I use on my neck. I noticed light lines around my neck area they go horizontal across my neckline and I can't stand them. I bought this product as a solution as its description say is does what I want to minimise on my neck. And in the first week of using this product and have noticed a decrease in the appearance of the lines. They are less noticeable and appear to have thinned out. I am so happy with the results of the wonder gele. I will definitely purchase again when I run out. It is so soft and easy to apply. It’s clear leaving no residue. Its key ingredients are Maitake Mushroom, Gold Hesrt Extract & Collagen Hyaluronate and this little gem has done wonders for my neck line.
Mirenesse Power Lift Super Line Peel 24 Hour Gel.
This came as part of a power face package I ordered. tingles when you first put it on, and it gave me a little fright but within 3 minutes the tingling subsides. You leave this mask on overnight and wash off in the morning. Result smoother tighter skin. It leaves me with a slight glow, and I feel my morning products are better absorbed into my skin. At first did give me little spots but I didn't worry because I think it will be just dirt trapped that the product has removed. It’s a clear gel and doesn't rub off on your pillows, you can barely feel it when its only if you think about it. There is mornings I forget it’s on, until I wash my face. It’s still early to tell the long term benefits of the product but I'm satisfied with its results and will keep using it.
Mirensse Endless Youth Ocean Milk Mousse Mask
This mask is amazing, it definitely is a unique product. You apply a thin, even layer of the runny gel over your face and within 10 secs it begins to foam on your face. It is fabulous, a truly amazing mask. Once the initial tingling subsides which is the activation of the product on your skin, it relaxes into a calming deep penetrating mask. My skin feels completely renewed after I wash it off. You feel as if it has lifted your face. I adore it and recommend to those who what a mask that assists with the reduction of fine lines.
At the moment I have this really cute tangerine colour on my nails from She… It lasts really well, and just glided onto my nails. The colour on the label says SNOW. Which I think is odd for this colour. I have emailed She to see if this is correct, and tried to research on their website but am yet to receive a response. So I don’t personally understand why you would call this colour snow?? But that’s what the label says! But whatever the name is, the colour is so lovely. xox
Products that smell so yummy, you will want to eat them...
I have to tell you about one of my favourite shower gels, & I only get this for the fragrance. I don't care about its washability or cleanability only its aromability. Its Lush's Snow Fairy!!!! (**Drools**) It smells like candy. Literally it’s like washing yourself in lollies. Its divine, the down side it is only available at Christmas :( so I stocked up this year I bought 3 x 500 grams bottles. I love it that much its pink and has sparkles in it and is fun fun fun... Like I can't tell you how much I love this wash.. I also use it as a bubble bath and it turns my bathroom into a lolly store but without the calories. It's also vegan which I think is cool. And Lush has a picture & name of the person who made the product as well as the date which I think is really great. But at Christmas time if you want a special gift for a friend or yourself, Lush's Snow Fairy will not disappoint.
In Essence; Tahitian Monoi- Body Bar... One of my favourite flowers in the world is gardenia. It has the most magnificent fragrance that words cannot describe. A friend knows how much I adore them and come December she brings me cuttings from her garden. So when I found this body bar that smells as good as the real thing I got excited. And got a second one to put in my underwear drawer.. Its rich formula does wonders for my skin. I love using this on my exfoliating glove or before I exfoliate. I smother and lather my skin with this creamy soap and then exfoliate into my skin. It leaves my skin feeling really nourished and smooth. It is very indulgent, but if you enjoy bathing as much as I do then spoil yourself. It really creates a wonderful bath experience.
<**Tip** put nice smelling soaps or finished fragrance bottles in your underwear & sock drawers!!>
Premium Spa Coconut and Vanilla Body butter.. Yes yes & yes. Yes it's nourishing, yes it smells good and yes I will buy it again. I purchased this product because I loved their sugar scrub so much so it had big shoes to fill. And boy has it filled them. I love rich body creams. I slather this on my semi wet skin after exfoliating and robe up for at least 20 minutes. It absorbs well into my skins and works well as a nourishing skin saviour. The sweet coconut flavour adds to my joy, and I feel it complements the coconut from the scrub. I love products with tropical aromas, it reminds me of beaches and holidays. If you don't like lots of cream (unlike me) this product is fine, it absorbs easily and leaves skin smooth. It’s free of artificial colours and animal derived products. It’s also made in Australia :) yay...
1.Great Brush’s- every beauty must have some good brushes in hand. My favourites are:
Aveda Flat Paddle Brush
2.Great shampoo and conditioner for your hair type.
·I love Kerastase products they are so rich and lush and my hair just loves them. In particular their Nutri-Thermique And VOLUMINTENSE ranges.
·I also adore Bumble and Bumble shampoos and conditioners
·And for deep conditioning I love big bottles of TRESemme' conditioners and put them into my hair dry and leave it for hours..
3.Morrocan Oil girls.. If you have not tried it yet, do!! After you wash your hair you need to get some of this onto your precious locks…
4.GHD straightener… Love them but make make make sure you use a heat protectant it is so important otherwise it’s like you’re putting heat straight onto silk!! Not smart girlies.. I personally adore RPR's Protect my Hair its devine.
5.Velcro Rollers and Clips.. I know you’re thinking old school. But you get fabulous and long lasting results…