Thursday, June 26, 2014

Orange & Blue Dotticure

Hey everyone! Today I have a cute dotticure I did on my nails the other week. I used 3 coats of Orly - Melt Your Popsicle and then dotted Kester Black - Forget Me Not over the top! I finished it off with a coat of G&G. Loved this combo! What do you reckon of this?

Monday, June 23, 2014

Current Skincare & Haircare Favourites

Hey guys! Today I want to show you some new skincare and haircare products I have been using over the past few months and that have now become quite regular in my routine.

I have never used the brand People for Plants until about a month ago and I am so in love with their range now! Their Cleanser & Makeup Remover (RRP $24.95) is such a nice, creamy and hydrating cleanser that removes make up very easily. It has white tea, aloe and witch hazel properties to help give a gentle but thorough clean. Plus it smells like lavender! Another product I just started using is their Body Scrub (RRP $19.95) which is a scrub full of papaya, quillaja and apricot properties that gives your skin a vitamin boost and helps to gently remove and slough off dead skin cells all over the body. The scent is citrus-y. Lastly from this brand is the Organic Lip Balm (RRP $9.95) in the flavour vanilla and cocoa butter. Holy moly. . .this lip balm is seriously the best I've ever used. I love super hydrating and moisturising lip balms that I feel working instantly. Besides Carmex (or Blistex with menthol) I haven't found a non menthol lip balm that works like they do, until now. This lip balm is so so good. I use it all the time and it gives my lips a really healthy glow as well as restoring and smoothing out any dry, chapped skin. It is quite oily (sunflower seed oil being the highest ingredient on the list) but it works so well and my boyfriend said it smells like cake batter. . . winning! People for Plants are available online here.

I've heard of so many great things about Jojoba oil and finally got my hands on some of the Jojoba Company products. I've been using the Jojoba Bead & Bamboo Facial Exfoliant (RRP $39.95) for weeks now and love the way it makes my skin feel after using it. It has helped my blemishes diminish and even out my skin tone. It doubles as a face mask as well but I usually just clean my face with it at the end of the day. It smells like butter with bamboo essence. The 100% Natural Australian Jojoba Oil (RRP $29.95) is very different to what i'm used to. I'm no stranger to face oils (using rosehip oil for so many years now) but the texture and feel of this oil surprised me. It is really loose and oily. It has a similar consistency to water rather than rosehip oil which has a thicker consistency. I have been using jojoba oil over my rosehip oil, by applying 5 drops of rosehop oil and waiting for it to absorb and then applying 1 pump of jojoba oil after. It has helped my skin stay moist, look dewy, and heal my blemishes more quickly. The only thing I don't like about this product is the smell. It's nothing too strong to deter me from using it though. This product can also be used on your body, hair and nails too! Multi tasking products are such great value! The Jojoba Company stockists can be found online here for your nearest supplier.

The latest collection by Schwarzkopf is the Essence Ultime range which was developed with the help of supermodel Claudia Schiffer. I got to try out the new Omega Repair Intensive Hair Mask (RRP $14.99) which helps rebuild and control split ends, infused with omega oil. I didn't notice any significant changes using this mask but hair was very soft and smelt amazing after each use.This can be found a Priceline and other selected pharmacies nationally.

Have you tried any of these products? I'd love to know what your favourite products currently are!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Fudge - Make-A-Mends Shampoo & Conditioner

The newest collection by Fudge has a shampoo and conditioner tailored to your needs. I chose the Make-A-Mends shampoo and conditioner; enriched with Marula, Argan and Grape seed oils to help give your hair optimal balance of moisture in the hair, flexibility and eliminating frizz. The ultra rich and creamy formula gives your hair immediate hydration as well as super shiny locks. It is also Paraben and Sulphate free but surprisingly gives great foam performance! My hair has never felt better since using these two products and the smell is lovely and subtle, smelling like candy! These babies are now my favourite shampoo and conditioner to use (and that's saying a lot for me as I go through so many of them!). Fudge is available from Priceline, Warehouse Hairhouse, Price Attack and Just Cuts and retail for $19.95 (300ml) or $39.95 (1 litre). What's your favourite hair products at the moment?

Monday, June 16, 2014

Casino Inspired Nail Art

Hey everyone! Today I have another quick post for you. I was doing nail art one night and didn't really know what I was going for when I did these but once I had finished it really reminded me of something from the casino or playing cards! I used striping tape on clear nails and painted the triangles with OPI - Black Onyx and ELES - Casanova Red. I finished it off with 1 coat of G&G. Do you like this manicure?

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Laura Mercier - New Attitude Colour Collection

Hey guys! Today I will be showing you a new nail polish from the latest Laura Mercier - New Attitude Colour Collection

The polish called Attitude is a gorgeous very pale pastel blue creme polish and has such an amazing formula. I've never tried Laura Mercier polishes before but now I am hooked - this applied so effortlessly in 2 coats. Laura Mercier nail polishes retail for $18 and are available for purchase from David Jones.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Block Gradient & Leopard (Inspired By BlogNailedIt)

Hi guys!! I have a quick post tonight. This look was inspired by Katy over @ blognailedit who did this amazing summer leopard nail art that I just had to recreate! The colours I used where OPI - Alpine Snow, In My Back Pocket and I Just Can't Cope-cabana for the black I used OPI - Black Onyx followed by 1 coat of G&G! I love this look! Thanks for the great inspiration Katy!


Monday, June 2, 2014

New Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipsticks

Hi everyone! Today I have 4 shades from the new Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick collection (RRP $13.95, available from Priceline, Target, Kmart, BIG W, selected pharmacies and selected Coles and Woolworths.) I am in love with these lipsticks. They are a new and improved ester-based formula with pure colour pigments to deliver bright, fresh, intense colour. All of the colours are super creamy with a soft texture that moisturises the lips. They are also enriched with vitamins A, C, E to help and care for lips. On a side note, these are not long lasting. They transfer like crazy which is a shame as you need to re apply a few times throughout the day/night. Today I will be showing the shades Sloane's Plum, Diva Red, Amethyst Shimmer and As You Want Victoria.

Sloane's Plum - A stunning mid range wine plum creme.

Diva Red - A gorgeous bright red Marilyn creme.

Amethyst Shimmer - A pink berry creme with silver micro shimmers in it.

As You Want Victoria - My favourite colours from the 4, a stunning rose pink creme.

Which shade do you like best? These are such amazing lipsticks!