Saturday, April 18, 2015

Kiehl's Rare Earth Pore Cleansing Masque Review

A face mask is always good to use at least once a week. I look forward to the weekend when I can use a face mask on Sunday night getting my skin ready for the week ahead.

So lately I have been trying the Kiehl's Rare Earth Pore Cleansing Masque and I am loving it. It is a clay mask which I love and my skin loves too!

Kiehl's says: This deep-pore cleansing masque may be used for normal to oily skin types to help eliminate debris and dead surface skin-cell accumulation that can clog pores and leave skin dull-looking. Helps eliminate surface impurities and toxins from the skin. After use, skin appears more refined with visibly minimized pores.

Amazonian White Clay helps purify and detoxify the skin. This clay is known to remove bacteria, toxins and excess oil and dead cells that can clog skin and result in enlarged pores.  
Bentonite - Natural, absorbent clay.
Oat Kernel Flour - Known to aid in the absorption of surface oil.   
Aloe Barbadensis - From the Aloe Vera plant; known for its soothing effect.

The ingredients in this mask are amazing calming, soothing and oil absorbing.  It is easy to apply, a layer over the skin and then you let it sit on your skin for 10 minutes and then wipe off with a wet towel and pat dry.

It instantly gives smoother, cleaner skin and helps to unclog pores. The formula is a nice, thick cream-like texture that sits on the skin well and is not harsh at all. I love this -  you really do feel it doing wonders for the skin. It comes in a 125ml tub and retails for $36.00aud.
The masque is a permanent product in the Kiehls range and in honor of Earth day this month (22nd April) Kiehl's is relaunching  its eco-loyalty recycling loyalty program  For decades, Kiehl’s has supported initiatives that preserve and protect the environment. Kiehl’s will be promoting its recycling effort that upholds the company’s longstanding commitment to the environment - Recycle and Be Rewarded Eco-Loyalty Program.
Bring in one empty Kiehl’s product and receive 1 stamp. The more stamps, the more you are rewarded! Bring in 3 empties and receive a free Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1, collect 5 stamps and receive a free Crème De Corps (75ml) and 10 stamps will get you a free full sized Ultra Facial Cream!

Have you tried this masque?

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Katy Perry: Spring Reign Perfume review - limited edition

I love perfumes and wear a different one everyday. So the latest I have tried is Spring Reign by Katy Perry. This is limited edition.

How cute is the box?! So pretty..

The bottle is a pretty pink colour which I love and the shape is a diamond shaped bottle with a crown shape for the top which is the same as a few other ones that Katy Perry has come out with it. This is the fourth one in this range of perfume bottles.
The fragrance is made up of:
Top Notes: Pink freesia, Violet, Blackcurrant blossom  
Middle Notes: May rose, Gardenia, Artemisia
Base Notes: Cedarwood, Cashmeran, Benzoin

The scent is a light, fresh, floral smell. It is a nice perfume that is not overpowering. It lasts a few hours. A great addition to the perfume collection.

Have you tried any Katy Perry perfumes? What perfume do you like at the moment?


Sunday, February 22, 2015

Skincare: Neutrogena Deep Clean Long-Last Shine Control daily scrub review

I am currently on a skincare hunt for great products and I have found a great exfoliator for my combination skin. The Neutrogena Deep Clean Long-Last Shine Control daily scrub is gentle enough to use everyday. I bought this when Priceline had their 40% off skincare sale and am so glad I did.

Neutrogena says: NEUTROGENA® DEEP CLEAN® Shine Control Daily Scrub combats the problem of sheen in two ways. It removes skin impurities and excess surface oil. Then, after rinsing, rice proteins are deposited on the skin to combat excess sheen for up to 8 hours. In addition Salicylic Acid targets blemishes at the source, cleaning deep in to pores to remove impurities. The result is long-lasting, clearer, shine-free skin throughout the day.
  • Non-comedogenic (won't clog pores)
  • Oil-free
  • Won't Overdry Skin
  • Dermatologist Tested
I have combination skin more so oily than dry (depending on the season).
The product comes out as a light blue cream consistency with exfoliating beads throughout the product. The scrub feels great, its not too rough on my skin which I love. I can feel the exfoliating beads doing their job of exfoliating my skin and making it feel smooth and soft.
I usually massage the product for a good 1-2 minutes on to my skin. This can be used every day however I like to use it every second day.
I really like this affordable exfoliator that really does exfoliate the skin well and leaves it feeling smooth and soft. The claims that this will leave your skin shine free due to its rice proteins, I think it does do a great job of doing this. I do find that my skin doesn't become shiny as quickly as it normally would.
Overall a great exfoliator! Available at Priceline for $14.99aud and it comes in a 125ml squeeze bottle.
Do you use a exfoliator? What are you using at the moment?

Other reviews on skincare products here


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Rimmel London Provocalips 16HR Kissproof Lip Colour Review

Who else wants to have long lasting lipstick?! I wear lipstick everyday to work and always think about how good it would be if my lipstick stayed on all day. Well Rimmel have done it with the Rimmel Provocalips 16HR Kissproof Lip Colours.

Rimmel says: Up to 16 Hours of lip liberation. Wild without a trace!
• Kiss proof, transfer proof, food proof high impact endless colour.
• No tight feeling or dry lips. Lips feel smooth and moisturized all day long.
• Easy removal with Oil based makeup remover

STEP 1: Apply colour and keep lips apart for 60 seconds until the product sets.
STEP 2: Apply topcoat to lock the colour, moisture and add shine.

First of all the packaging is cute. I like that you can see the colour of the lip product.

The applicator is a doe foot applicator which I like as you can cover your lips easier. This product when applied on your lips is smooth, well pigmented and after about 60 seconds sets to your lips as a matte finish.

Once it is set, you then apply the lock and shine balm. The colours are all so beautiful, however I do like the darker colours more so than the nude/light pink colours as I find them too light for me.

These last on the lips for 16 hours! They will wear off towards the inner part of the lips which is normal but the actual colour on the lips does last long. I wear these all day and they look great.

I am wearing the colour "I will call you'
To take them off does require quite a bit of scrubbing, I use the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

Overall I love the  Rimmel London Provocalips 16HR Kissproof Lip Colours - a great long wearing, beautiful lip colour.

These are available in Priceline, Target, Big W and most supermarkets and retail for $17.95aud.

Have you tried these? What is your favourite colour?


Friday, February 6, 2015

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water Review

Taking off your makeup everyday is a must, we all know that! There are a few ways to remove makeup - using makeup wipes, using makeup remover cleanser or using cleansing water. I have heard lots about the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water but never tried it until now.

This is a great makeup remover if you want to remove your makeup without having to wash your face with water.

Garnier says: For the 1st time by Garnier, Micellar technology is introduced in an all-in-one cleanser.
Micelles are an active cleansing ingredient which act as a magnet to capture impurities, make-up and sebum on the skin without vigorous rubbing.
The result? Perfectly cleansed and refreshed skin without vigorous rubbing or rinsing. A soothing formula without perfume to suit all skin types, even sensitive.

It is easy to use, just put some of the cleansing water on a cotton pad and remove your makeup. This will remove all types of makeup no matter how heavy and feels soft and gentle on the skin.

I have even removed long lasting lipstick with this ( a little extra rubbing and cleansing water required - but it does the job)

This is also great if you want to refresh your face at the end of the day.

This does not irritate my sensitive skin and leaves if feeling clean and soft. The Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water comes in a 400ml bottle and retails for $12.99aud from Priceline.

How do you remove your makeup?

Check out reviews on other makeup removers here

Monday, February 2, 2015

Max Factor Facefinity All Day Primer Review

I wear foundation everyday and am always on the look out for a good primer to help prepare my skin for the all day wear of foundation that I want to last all day. Recently Max Factor released a new primer called the Max Factor Facefinity All Day Primer which I was very eager to try.

Max Factor says: Max Factor Facefinity All Day Primer is the ultimate skin preparation essential in professional make-up artistry kits, transforming the way foundation sits and lasts.The patented flexi-hold technology creates a flexible and comfortable film on the skin to deliver an even surface, while micro correctors work hard to absorb sweat and sebum, expertly extending the wear of your favourite Max Factor foundations for an all-day flawless finish. The super-silky SPF20 formula melts into the skin beautifully, smoothing on application for a mattified finish.
The primer is in a glass pump bottle which is great for easy storage and easy to use. The primer itself is white and when applied feels like a moisturizer on the skin. It is easy to apply and blends well on the skin. I wait a few minutes and then apply my foundation. It gives me a matte, dewy finish and definitely helps keep the foundation on longer. I have tried this with many different foundations and it definitely works well.
I am really happy with this primer and love that it works so well, definitely something I need for my combination skin type. I would recommend this to anyone to try, this has to be one of a few primers that I actually really love and notice that it makes a difference.
This is available at Target and Priceline for $31.95aud.

Have you tried this primer?

Other product reviews on Max Factor products here

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Antonym Cosmetics Brushes Review

I was recently introduced to a brand I have never heard of before called Antonym. After researching and reviewing some of their products, I am definitely impressed.

Antonym is a  USA brand created by professional makeup artist Valerie Giraud and has now launched in Australia - available online or at the Sephora Sydney store.

Antonym have a line of vegan makeup brushes that are made of sustainable bamboo, aluminum ferules and synthetic bristles. All of their products are cruelty free. I have of five of them and all I have to say is that they are absolutely fantastic.

Prices: Lip Brush $14, Powder Brush $30, Small Angled Brush $12, Large Pencil Brush $15

When you buy the individual brushes they come in a drawstring bag so you can see the brush and the back gives you information on the brush.

Kabuki Brush $24 with pouch

All of the brushes are so soft and easy to use. The handles are sturdy, the brushes pick up product well and they are so beautiful to blend with. They are easy to clean and do not shed at all.

What makes these brushes different is that they are so soft and perform really well. If you are looking for soft brushes that are vegan and cruelty free, then these are definitely great. There are more brushes and makeup products you can check out on the Antonym website here

Have you tried Antonym products?