Thursday, April 30, 2015

Alpha-H Micro Cleanse with Glycolic Acid and Rice Bran Review

If you're looking for a good exfoliant cleanser, then you need to try the Alpha-H Micro Cleanse with Glycolic Acid and Rice Bran. It really is amazing and you realize this as soon as you use it.

I like a good exfoliator that I can feel is making a difference and this definitely will do that for your skin.

The Alpha-H Micro Cleanse with Glycolic Acid and Rice Bran has 12% glycolic acid which is great for acne/blemish skin to remove impurities and exfoliate dead skin cells.

Alpha-H says: Known as “Microdermabrasion in a tube”; this facial scrub doesnt dry out or damage your skin with any abrasive exfoliants but delivers a new freshness to your skin. Left on the surface, a build up of lifeless skin cells can slow down the skins renewal cycle, leaving your complexion dull and rough. Micro Cleanse restores radiance by unveiling the skin trapped beneath the surface. The micro beads are finely milled to be round for gentler buffing action and the Cucumber Extract provides post-cleanse skin brightening. A beauty essential, which helps to treat skin-texture imperfections, pigmentation, acne, enlarged and decongested pores and the signs of sun damage.

Dual action exfoliation scrub
Invigorating, stimulating and anti-bacterial properties
Deeply cleans blocked pores, stubborn dead skin build up and viscous oil
Smoothes the skins appearance by softening fine lines, pigmented areas and a dull complexion
Reduces pore size, congestion, blackhead and other blemishes
Removing surface layers, encourages a faster result from further use of active ingredients by promoting faster and deeper penetration into the skins layers


The product has a thick creamy consistency with cleansing particles that you can feel on the skin. I use it for about a minute circulating it on my face. It smells like peppermint and has a cooling effect on the skin.

This is great if you want a deep exfoliation that will leave your skin feeling smooth and polished. I use this once or twice a week. It has also reduced the redness on my skin and reduces the appearance of pores.

Definitely a product I recommend if you are looking for a exfoliator that will really work. The Alpha-H Micro Cleanse with Glycolic Acid and Rice Bran is available from

What is your favourite exfoliator?

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths Review

We all know about the fantastic Cetaphil Oily Skin cleanser that I love right?! If not you can check out the review here. Now Cetaphil have released the new Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths to remove makeup.

Cetaphil says: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths will leave skin feeling fresh and clean - without drying out or disturbing skin's natural pH balance.
* Convenient, pre-moistened - perfect for when you're on the go
* Ultra soft and gentle
* Thoroughly removes makeup and dirt, leaving skin clean, refreshed and balanced
* Mild, soap-free formula cleanses without irritation - it won't strip skin of its natural protective oils or emollients
* Moisturizes without leaving residue that can clog pores
* Fragrance-free and ophthalmologist tested


These are definitely fantastic cleansing cloths, they remove all makeup and leave the skin feeling soft. They are easy to use, feel soft on the skin when removing the makeup and they don't irritate the skin. The packaging is great as it keeps the cloths moist with the resealable lid. They can be used on the eyes too.
I would definitely recommend these as they are great for sensitive skin and will leave your skin feeling soft, clean and all your makeup removed.
Have you tried these makeup remover cloths?


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?

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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?

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