CATEGORY ARCHIVES: Top 5
It’s pretty well known that I’m a lip balm addict. I have a drawer full of them (along with fifty shades of pink lipsticks). So, after finishing my Jack Black Lip Balms – which again, is no secret that I’m obsessed with – I decided instead of buying more lip balm, I’d shop my own stash and see what I find. Here are some of my favourite organic lip balms…
About a year ago I wrote about what was so good about rosehip oil and it has continued to be a popular post week after week.
Since then I’ve been asked many times which rosehip oil I prefer and to be honest, I don’t have a favourite one. I’ve always varied the brands depending on which one I see first. I’ve used all of the following rosehip oils by each brand and I thought I’d also throw in a few others I’ve trialed in the past.
All of these rosehip oil variations are priced $30 or less, which won’t break the bank. It’s also well-known that other than sunscreen – which is something everyone should be using everyday – rosehip oil is a great anti-ageing product. It’s nothing fancy, with all sorts of ingredients thrown into it and promising to do something it won’t, it’s oil in it’s simplest form which is the closest pH level to your own skin and will not only help with fine lines, it’ll help with pigmentation and scarring. If you haven’t tried it yet, DO IT – like, yesterday!
Here are my previous posts where I’ve featured rosehip oil… my night skincare routine and my five minute skincare routine that usually happens in the shower.
I will be doing an updated post on the above posts also, so please stay tune to the blog for those.
I’ve always been quiet serious about skincare because our skin is our largest organ and needs to be taken care of it the best we can. I also suffer from chronic skin problems, so looking after my skin is something I’ve been doing since I was a kid. Having said that, my skin is far from perfect and I struggle with it daily.
If I didn’t love makeup equally as much as skincare, this blog would entirely about skincare products. True story.
I’m one of those people who constantly washes their hands. It’s not OCD but years of working in a place where it is imperative to wash your hands.
Because of this practice my hands constantly get too dry. The soap provided have a pH balance that’s just a little too harsh for me, so I’m always carrying a tube of hand cream wherever I go.
Although I will never understand why cosmetic companies insist on making products smell like food, I will admit this is probably the only exception where I don’t mind if it does.
I LOVE skincare that smell like citrus. It’s fresh and smells clean – you simply can’t fault it.
These products range from under $15 up to about $40. These also cover a range of skin types and requirements as well.
These are my favourites…
Other than fresh flowers, I love with having scented candles around my home. It’s very comforting and I find that it creates a beautiful, peaceful atmosphere.
When it comes to scents around my home, no matter what season it is I love floral fragrances. It’s feminine and very relaxing and when it comes to a home – your sanctuary – you want to feel relaxed, calm and smelling of something you love.
Personally like my candles in glass jars, simply because they’re not as messy and they look very elegant when sitting on a desk or bedside. Simple pleasures such as a fragrant scented candle in the home is a must for me.
Here are my favourite picks… READ MORE
So, we’re winding down to the last week of Summer. We’ve had some crazy weather, haven’t we?
As much as I love the sun, I’m not a fan of the heat; I don’t sleep as well (and I’m one of those people who can sleep anywhere quite easily), I don’t like the sticky sweaty feeling and I don’t like how my makeup feels like it’s melting off my face. Summer, a fan. The heat, not so much.
Today I thought I’d share with you my Top 5 products that I loved this Summer…
I was asked recently what my favourite perfumes were this Summer. When it comes to perfumes I really don’t venture out a small circle of fragrances and stick with what I know.
I LOVE scents by Vera Wang, Chanel (obviously), some Dior (I started wearing Dior – just the best for me) and of course, my signature fragrance.
When it comes to perfumes I don’t like scents the resemble food, so nothing too sweet. Definitely florals are my favourite and what I prefer to wear.
Here my favourite scents this Summer… READ MORE
We’re half way through Summer and it’s been drilled into our minds how important it is to protect our skin from harmful UV rays. As we know the harsh UV rays burns our skin, damages skin that makes us look older and increases your chances of getting skin cancer. No one wants that, so let’s keep our skin happy this Summer.
I’ve road-tested five daily facial moisturises with SPF to make our lives a whole lot easier. Because if you’re like me, always on the run, I don’t have the time to be putting on masses amounts of product everyday.
These are my drugstore picks that should be available in most Priceline stores and chemists and all priced well under $20, so they’re very affordable and also cruelty-free. Pretty sure you’ll be winning this Summer. READ MORE
So, we’re now at the tail-end of the Australian Winter 2012. In less than a month it’ll be Spring and the sun will be out in full force.
Did anyone else have the Winter Blues? I’m glad to say this year wasn’t too bad, enough my skin did suffer a lot because of the cold weather.
Here are my Top 5 Winter blue nailpolishes that will soon be perfect to cool down the warmer weather.
L to R: BL60, For Audrey, Artful Dodger, You Belong To Me, Poseidon (LE)
It’s now Autumn in Australia and one of the most important things we need to do is keep parts of bodies warm and hydrated. In Australia we all love pawpaw ointment. It’s a basic staple in anyone beauty bag.
The most common on is Lucas’ Papaw Ointment, but for a while now there has been much stigma behind since it was recently discovered that its petroleum based.
Today I decided it would be a good time to road test a few pawpaw ointments on the market and compare them. Some of these I bought online and others I bought from a pharmacy in Australia.
Hi everyone! I got asked this on Twitter recently about how I do my nails.
I just want to start off with saying that my nails really suck! They’re extremely thin (thin like paper) and they split constantly! So most of the time I wear fake nails.
I don’t go to the nail salon and get them done because I’m allergic to the acrylic liquid (I’m sure there’s a proper name for it) they use with the powder to fill in the nails.
I find that they the DIY nail routine I do doesn’t last as long as the one in the salon (mine last a week) but it doesn’t bother me. I usually do my nails whilst watching TV on the weekends.
So, this is my basic nail and hand routine. Takes all of about 30 minutes to do whilst watching TV and sipping my morning coffee.