Saturday, December 27, 2014

Loreal Skin Perfection Serum Review

Do you ever buy a product because of it's gorgeous packaging? Yes I was definitely drawn to the packaging of the Loreal Skin Perfection Concentrated Correcting Serum because of its beautiful pink/white packaging which looks luxurious and so girly!

I have tested this out over the last few months, I had never tried a affordable serum so I was really keen to see how this worked out.

Loreal says: In your 20's and 30's your skin is still young but not always perfect. Stress, fatigue and an unbalanced lifestyle can affect skin quality causing irregularities to appear: imperfections, enlarged pores and an uneven skin texture.

New Skin Perfection Advanced Serum, a powerful formula enriched with Perline-P and patented LR 2412, helps transform the appearance of skin quality, as if perfected.  Designed to penetrate through the skin's epidermis layers.

Pores look virtually undetectable, tone looks more even, skin texture feels silky-soft. The satin-touch serum helps boost hydration and refine skin texture.

I have to say that this is a beautiful luxurious product that has helped even out my skin texture and brighten the skin. The serum itself is a white/pink pearlescent colour and applies so smoothly and blends easily on the skin. It absorbs quickly too - the skin definitely feels smoother and softer straight away.

It does have a nice scent to it, which you can smell when the product comes out of the bottle but it doesn't linger once applied to the skin.

Using this every night over time it has done what it claims to: evens out the skin texture, skin appears brighter and has helped reduce my pores slightly. I really love this as it feels beautiful and silky on the skin and has helped to make my skin feel amazingly evened out and corrected.

I would definitely recommend this for anyone looking for an affordable serum to help correct the skin. It is available at Priceline or department stores and retails for $29.95aud.

Have you tried this serum? Which serum do you use at the moment?

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Seven Wonders Moroccan Argan Oil Dry Shampoo Review

Over the years, dry shampoos have become a popular product for keeping your hair fresh in between washing days and to give the hair a refreshed look.

So recently the Seven Wonders Moroccan Argan Oil Dry Shampoo landed on my desk, which I was excited to try because this one is a little different to all the other dry shampoos I have tried.

The design on the packaging is cute!
Seven Wonders says: Seven Wonders Argan Oil Dry Shampoo refreshes and revitalises hair between shampoos. Infused with cold pressed organic Argan oil to ensure that hydration is retained and restored. Simply spray, fluff and then brush - no water required. Aluminium free, Paraben free and SLS and SLES free.

The first thing that intrigued me is that it is aluminium free and paraben free which is always a great thing to be able to use products that are the natural alternative.

The Seven Wonders Moroccan Argan Oil Dry Shampoo is used simply by spraying your roots, work the product through your hair with your fingers and then brush out.

The mist on this is fine and comes out white but when you work it through your hair it disappears. This result is amazing because the hair feels soft and shiny which I am guessing is from the Argan Oil in the product. It does not weigh the hair down, has a subtle nice scent and my hair looks great all day.

If you are someone that has oily or fine hair, dry shampoo is great. Also great for after exercising or on hot days or any day that you want refreshed hair without having to wash it.

Before dry shampoos I use to wash my hair every day, but not anymore. Dry Shampoo is something I use every other day and I love it. And I am now so in love with this Seven Wonders Moroccan Argan Oil Dry Shampoo - for the great results it gives me, I definitely recommend it.

Seven Wonders Moroccan Argan Oil Dry Shampoo is available at leading pharmacies such as Terry White, Chemist Warehouse, My Chemist and online at the Seven Wonders website retail price is $12.95aud for 150ml.

What is your favourite Dry Shampoo? Have you tried this one yet?

Friday, November 7, 2014

Australis - AC ON TOUR Kit - Contouring and Highlighting Review

I love face products especially foundation and to complement a good foundation, you have to try contouring and highlighting. Australis have come out with the AC ON TOUR Contouring and Highlighting Kit which is amazing.

The kit is a six shade powder palette, with three shades for highlighting and three shades for contouring, so everyone no matter what skin tone will find a shade that will suit them.

The three highlighting shades - the first one a pink beige shade, second one has a yellow undertone and the third one is a shimmery highlight with golden undertones. I like them all and can use them all well on my fair skin.

The three contouring shades  - first one is a matte warm brown shade, the second one is a light brown shade and the third is a matte red/brown shade. I mostly am able to use the middle one for my fair skin and the first one if I use a light hand I can get away with it on my fair skin. I have used these brown colours as eyeshadows or to use as a inner corner eye colour (so I still find a use for them!)

The pigmentation is so good and they apply smoothly on the face. A little goes a long way with these amazing powders.

The kit comes with a step-by-step guide on how to apply these as contours and highlights, to add shape and definition to the face, definitely a great guide to use.

I really like that this kit has both highlighting and contouring shades (great for travel). You will definitely get great use out of this kit with the beautiful highly pigmented powders.

Have you tried the AC ON TOUR Contouring and Highlighting Kit?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Banana Boat Sport Cool Zone SPF 50+ Spray Review

With Summer just around the corner here in Australia, it's time to start checking out the sunscreens we will be using to protect our skin from the sun.

I am a huge sunscreen wearer because I am fair and have really sensitive skin, I will burn even if out in the sun for a few minutes. So I really like to make sure I am well protected with the best sunscreens.

Recently I tried out the New Banana Boat Sport Cool Zone SPF 50+ Spray and can I just say it is the most easiest way to apply sunscreen ever!

Banana Boat says: Ideal for sport enthusiasts, this sunscreen enriched with Aloe instantly cools and refreshes skin on contact, leaving you feeling invigorated. This non-greasy 4 hour water and sweat resistant sunscreen will ensure you’ll be covered no matter how hard you play. For the best application and no missed spots, hold the can approximately 20cm away from you skin.

This is a spray sunscreen, that you just shake the bottle a few times and then spray the sunscreen on your body. It sprays on clear and feels cool on the skin when you apply it, which I like because you can feel where you have sprayed it. It absorbs within a minute and you don't need to rub it in the skin.

It really is great for everyone to use - adults and children (my eleven year old loves it!) It has SPF 50+ Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Protection, which is excellent. It is 4 hours water resistant and doesn't feel greasy. Definitely the easiest way to apply sunscreen - highly recommended!

Check out the Banana Boat website for more information.

What sunscreen do you like to use?

Friday, October 24, 2014

Urban Rituelle Soy Candles Review

I love candles! There is just something about them - they light up the room and make it feel cosy and luxurious.

Urban Rituelle have some Limited Edition Festive Favourites Soy Candles released  - which I just had to try because they look and smell amazing!

I have the Fresh Fig and Sugar Plum and the Warm Cinnamon and Cranberry - both scents are beautiful. Out of the two I would probably say the Warm Cinnamon and Cranberry is my favourite.

I love how cute the candle looks in it's glass bottle and pretty lid - these are the 45gm candles with 15 hours burning time.

They are true to scent as they are named - The Warm Cinnamon and Cranberry has a warm, sweet scent and the Fresh Fig and Sugar Plum has a sweet plum smell - they have a subtle scent and is not overpowering - just right to fill your room with a beautiful scent.

The glass is reusable which is great and being that they are a soy candle they are great for the environment. These 45gm candles retail for $17.95aud - there is more you can check out on the Urban Rituelle website here

Do you love candles, which is your favourite?

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Pantene Ultimate 10 BB Creme for Hair Review

We have all heard about BB creams for our skin, right? Well this is the first time I am hearing about the BB cream for your hair! That had me very intrigued to learn more about the Pantene BB crème for hair.

It comes in a cute bottle 135ml with a pump, I squirt out the product which is a white lightweight cream consistency and then work it through my hair - this can be used on damp or dry hair.
Pantene says: Helps prevent split ends, Strength against breakage, Smoothes, Moisturized feel, Shine, Manageability, Detangling, Frizz Control, Heat Protection, Softness

So what do I think? I actually do like it very much, I think it does make a difference to my hair as it leaves it soft, detangled, stronger and frizz free. It absorbs in to the hair quite quickly and does not weight it down. I like that I can use it on damp or dry hair.

Overall a great affordable leave in treatment, that is easy to use and you get the results you want from it. A definite must have!

Have you tried the Pantene BB cream?

Monday, October 13, 2014

Max Factor Skin Luminizer Foundation Review

I love foundation and wear it everyday, so when I saw that Max Factor came out with a new one of course, I was very excited to try it.

The new Max Factor Skin Luminizer foundation is as the name suggests claiming to be a skin luminizing foundation that will give your skin a healthy looking glow.

Max Factor says: Want coverage that enhances your skin rather than masking it? Try skin luminizer foundation, which cleverly uses light-reflecting particles to create a gorgeous healthy-looking glow.
  • Subtle skin luminizers are specially designed to reflect ‘warm’ light tones.
  • Also contains a hydrator that helps improve skin’s condition to create a healthy glow from within.
  • Medium coverage with a dewy finish.
  • Handy pump dispenser

The foundation comes in a plastic bottle with a pump and the packaging allows for you to see the swirl of illuminizer throughout the foundation bottle which makes it interesting.

I use 40 Light Ivory which is a great match to my pale skin and the consistency is light, creamy and blendable. As you apply the foundation, it is great for covering redness and evening out the skin tone and gives a medium coverage. The finish is a nice dewy finish that gives you a pretty glow and sits on the skin a little sticky, so I have to use a powder to set it.
I am wearing two layers of the Max Factor Skin Luminizer Foundation

Overall this is a nice light foundation if you are looking for a medium coverage and dewy finish. I like full coverage foundations for everyday, however I have used this as a primer to cover my redness and it works well. For days where you don't want to use full coverage foundation or just want something light on your skin (like in summer) this is fantastic. (and I love that it is available in a shade that matches my pale skin)

The Max Factor Skin Luminizer Foundation is available at any department store or Priceline.

Have you tried this foundation?