TAG ARCHIVES: Aēsop
I feel like I haven’t done this in forever! Well, I’ve decided to bring it back this month. Here are my five favourite things things week!
Australis Nail Glitter Colour nailpolish in ‘Milky Way’
Although this isn’t a very “Autumn” shade but I’ve been obsessed with creamy nail polished lately. I’ve been eyeing this for a while and decided to pick one up on the way through Priceline one afternoon. It was easily the best decision. It does take a little while to dry between coats but it’s well worth it.
Model Co.’s Blush in ‘Peach Bellini
I don’t know why it’s taken me this long to realise that pink blush doesn’t suit me. It’s the peach and the corals that do! Point rectified.
I have been in love with the blush ever since I got it. It’s a deep peach with gold flecks through it but isn’t too chunky or chalky. It also isn’t very pigmented but you can build it up to the intensity you want.
Aēsop Oil Free Facial Hydrating Serum
I rely on this throughout the colder seasons because my skin dries out so quickly. I apply this after sunscreen but before moisturiser. Because it’s light it doesn’t make my skin too shiny, which is perfect for people with oily/combination skin.
Lip Love Lip Balm
I bought this at the Easter Show last month and I’ve been in love with it ever since. It’s made with organic rosehip oil, honey and virgin olive oil. It’s not thick so it doesn’t become sticky and cake your lips too much. It also doesn’t have a scent to it which I like, especially in the colder weather too.
Face of Australia’s Mineral Therapy Illuminator in ‘Angel Blush’
I’m so glad that I’ve finally got my paws on this. It gives the high points of my face such a dewy glow. Also, because of the shade it also frames my face a lot better than bronzer. The amount of product in this tube to what you actually need is ridiculous. This one tube will last you a lifetime.
What did YOU love this week?
I love finding tags and memes to include on my blog because I find that you get to know me a little better and I’m not so “textbook”. I copied from Natalia’s video on her YouTube channel, which I recommend everyone subscribe to immediately because she does some great reviews on there and is also part of the Lipstick Republic Beauty Squad family.
If you’ve done this tag or plan on doing it, please let me know so I can check yours out.
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How many times do you wash your face daily?
Twice a day. In the morning, when I wake up and in the evening, usually in the shower. I often do my five minute skincare routine in the evening, which I highly recommend everyone doing.
It’s Sunday! You know what that means! It’s FACE MASK SUNDAY!
Today I’m using Aēsop’s Primrose Facial Cleansing Masque.
So, here we are at the end of 2012. This year has flown by, hasn’t it?
Lots of great things happened this year; REESEATOMIC.COM.AU turned a year old, got invited to many different special events, took myself to Sydney IMATS for a third time (second year as a Beauty Blogger) and met so many YouTubers and other fellow Beauty Bloggers, as well as many readers.
I thought I’d write a wrap up post for 2012 and bring to you my Top 12 Hit & Misses of 2012. Not all are makeup-related, just FYI.
Thank you all for visiting my blog and following me on Twitter and reading my posts. It is much appreciated!
I hope to see you all again in 2013 for another year of fun, games and all things beauty.
What Five beauty products could you not live without?
1. Sunscreen. Living in Australia, you can’t afford to not use it everyday.
2. Liquid eyeliner. I use one from Models Prefer. It’s thick and lasts all day.
3. Bright pink lipstick. My favourite is #69 from Inglot.
4. Lengthening mascara. Lash Glamour Extreme Lengthening Mascara by Bobbi Brown.
5. Floral perfume. Like Vera Wang’s Lovestruck.
What’s your daily skincare regime consist of?
Morning: cleanse, sunscreen, moisturiser, primer and makeup.
Night: exfoliate, cleanse, rosehip oil, moisturiser.
What does your daily cosmetics regime consist of?
Eye primer, a basic neutral eyeshadows, liquid eyeliner, mascara, lip balm and a bright pink pout.
Favourite Beauty treat?
LUSH bath bombs. Once every two weeks or so for about an hour with my iPod in my ears with the latest issue of Grazia magazine.
What’s your favourite beauty store?
Favourite Premium and Budget brands?
Premium: KORA Organics, Aēsop and Urban Decay.
Budget: Essence, Revlon and Inglot.
And Hair Care?
Premium: Toni & Guy, O&M and Aēsop.
Budget: Organix, Schwarzkopf and Salon Only.
What Fragrances do you wear?
‘L’ by Gwen Stefani is my signature scent. I also wear Vera Wang’s ‘Princess’ and Lovestruck. Occasionally I wear ‘Love’ by Harajuku Lovers.
What’s your “every girl must own one” item?
A hot pink lippy. Everyone can get away with wearing it. I don’t care what anyone says.
And finally, best beauty tip?
Your face ends at your boobs, so don’t neglect applying skincare to your neck and décolletage.
I’ve been having a lot of trouble with my skin lately. It’s still Winter in Australia and my skin in particular has been struggling.
When my skin starts freaking out like this, instead of adding any more products to help with the breakouts or add any fancy serums, I’m usually one to take it down a notch and keep it really simple. In the last week or so I’ve been using these three products with a hydrating moisturiser.
This is my 5 minute skincare routine for struggling skin and that works for me.
My skin is usually oily/combination, but this is based on dry skin. Mix it up with products that is best suited for your skin.
So we’re at the end of the first month of Winter. I’m not sure about everyone else, but I’ve been struggling with dry skin so I can’t get enough of hydrating moisturisers.
I’ve been loving a lot of stuff this month, which is unusual because I’m usually one to stick with what I know. This month I’ve bought a lot of new products and I actually started liking.
Here are my favourites for June…
I’ve been reading a lot of tweets lately from followers and my friends how the cold weather is taking its toll on their skin and hair.
Let me tell you, my skin and hair really struggle in this cold weather. My skin is oily/combination and in some areas very sensitive. My hair is oily as well, and I’ve made it no secret that I don’t enjoy washing it on most days.
This is my Winter Survival Guide to healthy nails, skin and hair. This is what works for me, so adjust accordingly to suit your nails, skin and hair type.
I am thankful that it doesn’t snow in Australia (not in the capital cities anyway) which helps ever so slightly. Here are some things you can look into to help you Winterproof your skin and hair… READ MORE
Last month I posted a mini beauty haul from Aēsop, so I’ve been using this product for a little over a month now.
Firstly I will say one of my least favourite routines is washing my hair. My hair is is oily so I’m lucky that my hair doesn’t need to be washed that often. Twice a week, sometimes three, is all I need which suits me just fine.
I’ve always been quite particular about my skincare. I’ve been pretty lucky that I’ve never had acne scarring, except two chickenpox spots when I was a kid.
But what could easily pass as being obsessive about the skin on my face and how I routinely look after it, it’s extremely important to look after and maintain the largest organ of your body.
My skin isn’t perfect and I struggle with it constantly. I still get breakouts and I have very uneven skintone which makes it impossible for me to ever try and find a matching foundation that doesn’t make me look strange. I also have stretchmarks on my body and have keritosis pilars on my arms that I can never overcome, and just recently I was diagnosed with Rosacea which is just another thing to have to cater for.
So, with all these skin problems why wouldn’t you try your best to look after it, right? As I’ve been taught, your skin is like a sponge and will absorb anything you put on it, so make sure it’s something GOOD and healthy for your skin.
These are the products I use on my face at night when my skin at rest and restoring itself. Everyone’s skincare routine is different and as is daytime skincare vs. night skincare, so if you decide to start your skincare routine, make sure it works for YOU.
I will do follow up posts on body skin care and day time routine later.