TAG ARCHIVES: skincare
OK, let me start off with saying… when I heard that this collection was coming soon to The Body Shop, I literally stalked their website and the stores every day in the last week of September because I knew it was coming out before October.
For those who know me, I’m a MASSIVE fan of Lush’s Honey I Washed The Kids soap. I always have a bar in my shower and I’ve also had the shower gel that I’ve even bathed LC in once a month (it’s animal-safe). So, wanting these products shouldn’t be any real surprise.
I looked at the products on the American website first and had already made the decision to buy every product in the collection. But when I got into the store I didn’t buy the Honeymania Bubble Bath Melt because I don’t have a tub, but I got everything else because I absolutely could not resist them.
Oh my goodness, September has flown by! I celebrated a birthday earlier this month, paid off all my debt, became a beach bum AND vegetarian. A lot has changed this month and here are the things I loved…
So, I haven’t done these in a while and I thought I’d bring it back this week because these have been my go-to products ALL week. These posts are very rarely all beauty related (like this post) but that’s where I’ve found myself this week. Enjoy!
Sportsgirl’s Nail It! nailpolish in ‘Silver Glitter’, $7.95
This is the most glittery nailpolish I’ve ever come across. Usually glitter polishes take a few good coats to get enough pay off on the nail, but this product doesn’t need much. One coat is plenty for me, just to accent an otherwise plain manicure. I put this on the tips of my nail on top of a neutral shade and I’ve gotten so many compliments from it. I picked up this look off Pinterest, often found under bridal because of the neutral base, but I just think it works anytime.
1 Skin Solution lip balm in ‘Mojito’, $8.50
The beautiful Raylene from 1 Skin Solution recently sent me this along with two of the tinted lip balms and this – by far – rocks my world! No words can actually describe its awesomeness and it simply must be bought and used to really appreciate it. As if the word “mojito” isn’t enough to get you to buy it already! It’s got a beautiful smooth texture to it and it glides on your lips effortlessly and melts into the lips, leaving it feeling like cashmere.
Grown’s Rose Absolute, Ginseng & Chamomile Facial Toner, $29.95 (200mL)
Lately I’ve been opting using this instead of a facial mist. I only apply this just before bed, along with my night skincare routine. I just find that it works best for my skin. After I’ve cleansed my skin, I apply this on a cotton ball and dab it around my face, concentrating it mostly on my T-zone. This toner has really helped with my pores and while it’s not a miracle cure, it has helped with oil and ultimately with pore size.
Models Prefer Infinite Colour Lip Liner in ‘Forever Pink’, $7.99
I thought I’d retire my all-time favourite lip liner from Illamasqua and give this one a go after hearing so many good reviews on it. Models Prefer have really stepped up in terms of quality in their beauty products and find that they’re highly underrated also. This lip liner is AMAZING! Highly pigmented and also extremely smooth and soft on the lips. I’ve had lip liners before that are so dry and just grab the lips as you’re attempting to line them – yuck – but this one doesn’t. I’m keen to try their clear lip liner next (a perfect dupe for Urban Decay’s ‘Ozone’ 24/7 Lip Liner).
Nivea Sun Light Feel Daily Face Veil Sunscreen SPF 30, $12.99 (50mL)
This product was introduced by one of my closest friends and fellow beauty blogger Chelsea when I went to visit her last month. Sunscreen has always been part of my morning skincare routine but I’ve never found a sunscreen that had a decent SPF without the white cast, til NOW! This has SPF 30 and is light on the skin and doesn’t leave your skin white like other sunscreens too. Works really well with oil/combination skin, so it doesn’t leave your skin greasy either. Now there is absolutely no excuse NOT to apply sunscreen before your makeup every morning.
The colder seasons are my favourite time of the year. I love wearing woolies, walking around in Uggs and sipping mulled wine in the evening. Not to mention the overnight snuggles.
Last year I wrote a Autumn/Winter survival guide and threw in a few products that I love to help winterproof myself. This year I thought I’d do an updated version and include a few new products I’ve found works wonders on me.
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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.
During the Winter I love to slather on the thick, nourishing and moisturising products to help keep my skin healthy, soft and hydrated throughout the colder seasons.
One of the few brands I like to use during these seasons are Kiehl’s and recently I’ve fallen in love with their skincare range all over again.
I’m currently using their Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Body Polish and Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Body Butter, which I highly recommend to everyone who wants to try out a few of their products.
Here are a few other products I’ve got my eyes on… READ MORE