Friday, September 12, 2014

Support Liptember 2014 - Mental Health awareness

Who loves wearing lipstick? I do, I love having something on my lips whether its lip gloss, lip balm or lipstick -  I just can't leave home without it.



Liptember is a great cause helping to spread the awareness of women's mental health issues with all funds being raised to be donated to the Centre for Women’s Mental Health and Lifeline.

Top colour is sex bomb and bottom colour is fuschia

All you have to do to support Liptember in the month of September, is purchase a official Liptember lipstick from participating retailers (Chemist Warehouse) with proceeds donated to the campaign.

I am wearing the colour Fuschia

What a fantastic cause! Mental Health is something that may have affected you, or someone you know. Depression, anxiety affects hundreds of thousands of women (and men) each year.

For more information on Liptember and to donate, checkout the website www.liptember.com.au

Follow me on Instagram to see more pictures of the fantastic lipstick I got for Liptember!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Detangle your hair with Lady Jayne's Tangleze brush - review

When I heard that Lady Jayne has launched the new Tangleze brush I was very excited to try it out. I have shoulder length hair and it can get tangled and break easily, so I am looking for something that will help make brushing my hair easier and better for my hair.



Lady Jayne says: New Lady Jayne Tangleze detangling brush makes for easy, lightweight handling for smooth, free flowing detangling. The innovative flexi-glide technology allows for speedy, gentle use to effortlessly glide through wet or dry hair.

 



I like the oval size of the Tangleze as it fits perfectly in my hand to allow comfortable and easy brushing. The Tangleze can be used on wet or dry hair and I have found that it does get my knots out with ease and minimal breakage of hair.

It does take a little getting use to the feel of the bristles as they are hard plastic and they don't flex, but if you go through the hair lightly it works well. I also use this on my five year old daughter who has really tangled hair and she likes it too.


It has different size bristles which would help the detangling of the hair and I love that it has a cap on it, so that it is travel friendly and protects the bristles. It comes in two colours -  pink and purple and is affordable at $12.99aud available from department stores in October 2014.

Have you tried a tangle brush before?


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Imperial Leather - new bodywash and handwash range!

Imperial Leather are celebrating the launch of the new Imperial Leather range of hand and body washes and I was asked to review and test them, which I was very excited about!

First of all the packaging is luxurious and looks so pretty in the bathroom. Here is what I received:




Left to right: No 19 Citrus Grove handwash, No 21 Cocooning handwash, No 30 Tahitian Retreat bodywash and No 26 Summer Bliss bodywash

I cannot choose which scent I like better -  because they all smell divine!

The Imperial Leather Master Perfumers have released the 70 Years of Fragrance Report revealing the power of scent and identifying that our mood can often be influenced by how we smell. From over 2,000 Australians surveyed in the report, an overwhelming 97% said they feel more confident when wearing a fragrance.

Psychologist Sabina Read says: “Our mood and behaviour can also be directly influenced by the properties of individual odours. Research has found that fruity notes can be stimulating and evoke feelings of happiness, vanilla is linked most strongly to relaxation; and jasmine is a natural sleep aid.”

 

Understanding the power of fragrance to evoke memory and emotion, the Imperial Leather Master Perfumers were challenged to create a new fragrance range as classic as the original Imperial Leather scent that has been synonymous with the brand for the last 70 years.

Utilising their decades of training, fine craftsmanship and expert skill, the Imperial Leather Master Perfumers marry age-old fragrance traditions with cutting-edge technology to successfully transform raw ingredients into evocative new fragrances. “Sourcing the finest ingredients from around the world, we’ve crafted a new range of hand and body wash scents to represent the five Imperial Leather fragrance families – classic, floral, fruity, citrus and gourmet,” says Imperial Leather Master Perfumer, Michelle Penny.

And a fantastic job they did. All of the products formulas have moisturizing properties with triple moisturisers and a rich, creamy lather to provide more people with more accessible luxury, everyday.


The handwashes are antibacterial and will leave your hands feeling soft and clean. The bodywashes are so moisturizing they feel amazing. These are available in supermarkets and I highly recommend you give them all a try  - you will love them too!.

Check out the Imperial Leather website for more information.

Have you tried any of these products? What is your favourite?

 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Offspring TV Series - is there a real Nina Proudman?

I am so sad that Season Five of Offspring on Channel Ten has finished I love the show!

If you didn't know - Offspring is a drama show that is set in Melbourne's Fitzroy area  - Nina Proudman (played by Asher Keddie) is the main character and we watch as her life unravels, with her messy family issues, her professional job as a obstetrician and her love life.

I love the storyline of the show, I love that it is made in Australia, Melbourne about 30 minutes away from where I live and I love the characters who are all unique in their own way.


I relate to Nina's character (played by Asher Keddie) so much that I think I might be the real Nina Proudman! I too am a overly-analysing person, who fantasises of how things might be like, organized and love to chat - too much sometimes.

I love Nina's fashion style and I am so impressed by the fashion stylist for his great choices of clothing and accessories. It has brought simple, bohemian, chic fashion to life through Nina Proudman. Of course, all the clothes fit perfectly on Asher Keddie!


I loved the acting between Patrick Reid (played by Matthew Le Nevez) and Nina Proudman (Asher Keddie). It's team Patrick all the way, and team Lawrence and team Leo!



So stay tuned to see if the rumours are true and there may be a Season 6. The screen writing is brilliant, would love to see what more can come out of it. The best Australian drama show by far........I may just have to go for a stroll in the Fitzroy area and check out some of the places that the show was filmed at....stay tuned!

Are you a Offspring fan? What is your favourite TV Show?


Photo Credit - all picture are from the Nina Proudman facebook page

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Playboy Makeup Review

Recently I was introduced to the Playboy makeup range that is new to Australia. I was intrigued to see how good the products were. I was sent a Blush and Lipstick and I must say straight up I am impressed. They are great products!


First of all is the sleek black packaging with the Playboy writing and bunny picture on them, cute!



The lipstick is a pink colour called bubblegum - this is a really bright 'barbie' pink colour.

The pigmentation is really nice, it has a creamy texture when applied and feels nice on the lips. With this colour you really need to have exfoliated lips. The lipstick lasts a few hours, overall really nice.

The blush is called 'Blushing Bummer Shimmer' and it is a gorgeous mixture of brown and pink. This is a beautiful combination of colours. It's kind of a blush/highlighter as it comes out as a brown with a pink shimmer to it. This is really, really pigmented. You only need the smallest amount and you will get a beautiful result.



These are available at Chemist Warehouse stores and at affordable prices.

Have you tried any Playboy makeup?

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Phillips VisaPure Review

We all know that looking after our skin is very important so if there is any way we can do this better then I would love to try it. This is where the Phillips VisaPure comes in to it, a gentle, easy to use facial cleansing device that massages the skin to remove makeup and dirt and is ten times more effective than cleaning the face by hand.

I was sent the Phillips VisaPure to the test over the last few weeks and I must say the results feel great on the skin.


First of all the device is a pretty pink colour, so chic and classy!

It is a wireless and waterproof device that comes with two interchangeable brush heads. One for normal skin already attached to the device and then a pink one that is for sensitive skin. These brush heads are so soft and that is what I love about them. The really do feel so soft on the skin.


You have to charge it for six hours and it can then be used for thirty minutes. It only takes a minute to use it, so one charge will last for a few weeks.


It has two speed levels - you press the silver button once for he first speed level and then when you press it a second time it vibrates and rotates even faster. The device has a internal timer, once you press the start button it'll do its work for twenty seconds, after this it will stop for a second and then start again giving you time to move around the face.


Phillips says: The brush rotates and vibrates. The vertical pulsating movement gently breaks up surface impurities including dirt, dead skin cells and make-up residues. The rotating movement sweeps the impurities away, leaving the skin more deeply cleansed. The coordinated movements of the bristles give you a thorough and comfortable cleansing experience.

Overall I am quite surprised how well this feels on the skin. It is not abrasive or harsh, but rather soft and gentle on the skin. It does remove dirt and makeup well from the face. I do wish the brush heads were a little bigger but the current sizes of them does help to work around the face well.

If you have tried other cleaning devices and found them too harsh on the skin, you will definitely want to try the Phillips VisaPure - soft and gentle on the skin!

The Phillips VisaPure is available exclusively to the Shaver shop here in Australia and retails for $199aud

Have you tried a cleansing device before?

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Body Shop Vitamin E Sink-In Moisture Mask Review

A few months ago I felt like my skin needed more hydration overall. I needed something to put moisture back in my skin. I normally have combination skin and no matter what I tried I didn't find the perfect product until I tried The Body Shop Vitamin E Sink-In Moisture Mask.


 
The Body Shops says: Chilly winds and indoor heating zap moisture from your complexion. Hydrate and replenish lost moisture with a weekly treatment. The Vitamin E Sink-In Moisture Mask is a light, creamy gel-type mask that instantly relieves the uncomfortable feeling of dry, tight skin and restores the skin’s optimum moisture level. It smooths out the appearance of fine lines caused by dehydration and leaves the skin feeling soft and supple.
 
I just happened to find this whilst browsing in my local body shop store. I liked that the main ingredient is Vitamin E -  as this is great to nourish and protect the skin leaving it soft and smooth exactly what I needed.
 
It comes in a 100ml tub and the mask is easy to use. It applies as a light moisturizer that sinks in to the skin well. Within minutes you feel your skin feeling hydrated and soft. It feels luxurious on the skin and moisturized.
 
 
The instructions say to apply it on for ten minutes and then wipe off, but I usually leave it on all night and I wake up feeling soft and smooth. I am using it at least twice a week and love it.
 
The Body Shop Vitamin E Sink-In Moisture Mask is the first face product I have tried from The Body Shop and I am definitely happy with it. 
 
I would recommend this to anyone that needs to add moisture to their face and want to feel hydrated. This retails for $28.95aud and is available from The Body Shop in store and online.
 
Have you tried this product? What do you like as a hydrating skin product?