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?


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Pantene Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo and Conditioner Review

I have spoken a lot on here about my hair and the fact that it is 'damaged'. I colour it a lot and so it does get dry and damaged. Any Shampoo and Conditioner that will help me with my damaged hair is definitely something I want to try.

So I have been using the Pantene Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo and Conditioner lately which was sent to me for review.

Pantene's Newest Ambassador Robyn Lawley on the cover of Marie Claire has gorgeous hair, so of course more the reason to try the new and changed range from Pantene.

credit David Gubert


Pantene says: HELPS REVITALIZE HAIR WITH 4X THE DAMAGE PREVENTION. YOU HAVE: Dry, brittle, damaged hair YOUR IDEAL: Healthy, moisture-rich soft hair Pro-V formula with Keratin Damage Blockers helps improve hair's retention of natural vital keratin with every wash. Your once dry, damaged hair becomes moisture-rich, soft, and shiny.
 


The shampoo lathers really well and is thick and creamy. Works well through the hair. It leaves the hair feeling hydrated and soft which not many shampoos do for me ( they usually just leave the hair clean and then I must condition for it to be soft) Definitely great results with the shampoo.

Then the conditioner which needs to be used in conjunction with the shampoo.

Pantene says: HELPS REVITALIZE HAIR WITH 4X THE DAMAGE PREVENTION. YOU HAVE: Dry, brittle, damaged hair YOUR IDEAL: Healthy, moisture-rich soft hair
Pantene’s system features micro-nourishers that moisturise, help seal cuticles and repair damage from root to tip. Your once dry, damaged hair becomes moisture-rich, soft, and shiny.


The conditioner is luxuriously creamy and lathers really well. It really does work straight away at leaving the hair feeling soft and moisturizes the hair well. I leave it in for a minute or two and once rinsed, it leaves my hair feeling soft and smooth.

I feel after every wash with this shampoo and conditioner my hair gets better - soft, hydrated, smooth and silky exactly what I need for my dry/damaged hair.

Have you tried the Pantene range of shampoo and conditioners?



Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Schick Intuition Pure Nourishment Shaver Review

There will be many of you out there that like me, shave their legs. It's something we do and a part of every woman's life, so when I saw this new Schick Intuition shaver came out, I was curious to give it a try. It says it lathers and moisturizes whilst shaving, which means quicker and easier shaving. Yes please!



The Schick Intuition has visible ribbons of moisture strips ( instead of using shaving cream) and once you add water to it, you can just shave away. It really is that simple.  I love the concept - it really does make shaving easier.


The four blade razor is surrounded by the moisturizing bar that is infused with coconut milk and sweet almond oil. The solid bar lathers up on my legs as soon as it comes in contact with water. The lather is enough to get a smooth shave. The razor features a pivoting head which is great around the knees. I never experienced any cuts or shaving nicks which is fantastic.

The handle on the shaver is bigger and has a rubber grip on the sides, allowing for no slipping or accidents which I really like.


It comes with a shower hanger for easy storage and a spare razor.

After shaving with the Schick razor, my legs are smooth and felt soft. I save time using this as well which is fantastic when in a rush and great for travelling.

Overall, this product works a treat on my skin - makes shaving easier, convenient and gives me a closer shave.

Have you tried the Schick Intuition? 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Australis Velourlips Matte Lip Cream Review (New shades)

At the beginning of this year I reviewed the original Australis Velourlips Matte Lip Cream that are beautiful vibrant colours. Now Australis have come out with five more shades which are pastel type shades. They are the exact same product as the original ones, only difference is the colours.


Australis says: Highly pigmented lips are the look of the moment, and this lip cream takes it to the next level with its beautiful matte finish! The creamy long-wear formula glides on easily with its doe foot applicator, finishing to a velvety matte look with intense, full coverage colour payoff. Perfect for when you want lasting, matte colour that moves with your lips without flaking.Time for a change from gloss! It applies creamy, lasts all day and finishes with a soft suede look. A matte lip cream that moves with your lips so you don’t have to worry about caking and flaking.


Left to right: MI-LANO, MI-A-MEE, LUN-DUN, HON-O-LOO-LOO, HO-CHEE-MIN


The colours are definitely beautiful, very pigmented and they stain the lips well. The packaging is a sleek tube with a doe foot applicator which I like as it makes it easy to apply the lip product.
 
They apply creamy -  you only need one sweep of the product and you are right to go. They take about ten seconds to dry and the finished look is matte. They do last a long time at least a few hours and you do feel them on your lips. As they are very matte, I like to apply a clear gloss on top of them(or you can apply a lip balm on your lips before applying them).

If you like highly pigmented, stained lip products then you will love these. You can check out my review on the original five Australis Velourlips here. They retail for $9.95aud from Priceline.

Have you tried the Velourlips? Do you have a favourite colour?

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