Tuesday, November 24, 2015

JAMBERRY


~  JAMBERRY  NAIL WRAPS  ~

+

GIVEAWAY!


Unless you have been living under a rock then I have no doubt you have probably head all about
the famous Jamberry craze that seems to have swept the beauty community of late.

Jamberry is a US based nail wrap company which has just recently launched right here in Australia!



I was lucky enough to get the chance to sample these new nail wraps and I have to say honestly, they are so darn cute!

I much prefer to have my nails painted than not however being time poor and my priorities focused
95% of my time of my two little ones, it is almost impossible to comprehend sitting around for an
hour or so to give myself a mani/pedi.


What is so great about Jamberry Nail Wraps as you have probably already figured out is that they are
pretty much just like a sticker for your nails, and they look amazing, have zero drying time and last
just as long (if not longer) than some regular nail polishes!

As you can see Jamberry Nail Wraps come in a huge variety of patterns and colours. There really is
a style for everyone. They are such great quality and value, I think they would make some great
stocking fillers this Christmas, especially for young girls, teens and time poor mums like me. ;)



The super lovely Erin Steffan, an independent Jamberry consultant can be contacted through
http://www.erinsteffan.jamberrynails.net and has kindly supplied me with x2 sets of Nail Wraps
to GIVEAWAY to two of my loyal readers/followers. Hooray!

To enter the GIVEAWAY be sure to be following me either on Instagram or Facebook or both if
you'd like to increase your chances of winning & good luck!
Let's follow each other! 

*These products were kindly sent to me for consideration/review
*All photographs & opinions are all 100% honest & all my own

Monday, November 23, 2015

NATURAL SKINCARE


~  HARVEST GARDEN  ~
Pamper & Indulge
A Look At Natural Skincare!

Coconut Body Polish 150gm
I am so good when it comes to completely cleansing my body head to toe each day in the shower,
however honestly I don't often use a body polish or scrub as I just own a bundle more cleansers and
so that is what I reach for most often. In saying that I do notice the build up of dead and hardened
skin when I leave it go too long and my skin can begin to appear dull and less than smooth.

This Coconut Body Polish smells EXACTLY like a day spa! All natural and super relaxing!
Contains - Epsom Salt, Virgin Coconut Oil, Australian Pink Clay, Dried Rose Buds, Dried
Calendula Flowers, Sweet Orange Essential Oil & Rose Geranium Essential Oil.

How cute and handy is the little scoop in the jar?! I have been using between 3-5 scoops per shower
depending on how much I feel I need that day. This leaves your skin smelling gorgeous and I love
the soft feeling from the moisturising coconut oil and smoothness from the other ingredients blended
together. I don't even have to bother moisturising afterwards as it has all been taken care of in this
polish, clever little guy!

Harvest Garden Coconut Body Polish - RRP: $15.00AU (Shop!)

Gentle Facial Scrub 70gm
I love facial scrubs and always notice a significant difference every time I use one! Somehow I find
my skin tends to build up more on my face than on my body, that I notice anyway! So regular facial
scrubbing is a must for me otherwise the surface of my skin becomes rough, super dull and tends to
break out more frequently with blackheads being more noticeable than usual. Ew!

What I like most about this all natural, all Aussie made Gentle Facial Scrub is it's unique dry blend of
ingredients. These include - Powdered Goats Milk, Ground Oatmeal, Sodium Bicarbonate, Ground
Calendula Petals, Folic Acid & Olive Leaf Extract.

So you may be wondering how to use a dry facial scrub as opposed to a wet one? Well it's actually
really simple and you can even mix in pretty much any wet mix you like to suit you own personal
flavour. Harvest Garden recommends using water, honey, floral water or apple cider vinegar. I
personally find just using water to be the most convenient, however I have also tried using Manuka
Honey which is nice and thick and makes it really easy to apply.

I also have tons of Aloe vera growing in my back yard which I haven't tried mixing in with this yet,
however I am thinking about it as I figure it would feel quite soothing and add to the lovely natural
scent!

Harvest Garden Gentle Facial Polish - RRP: $15.00AU (Shop!)

Intensive Facial Cream 60gm
This Intensive Facial Cream can be used both day and night, however as it is rich in intensive hard
working skin loving ingredients it is recommended to use more as a night cream for best results as
our skin works it's hardest healing the skin and regenerating new cells as we sleep.

This smooth light, whipped, creamy blend smells divine and is a dream on the skin with ingredients
including - Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Vitamin E, Green Tea Extract, Lavender Essential Oil, Rose
Geranium Essential Oil & Patchouli Essential Oils.

Like many other Harvest Garden products you will find your own little scoop inside to use to scoop
out your product to minimise contamination and prolong the life of the product.

With the weather being so hot lately (I am sure many of you can relate!) sometimes Harvest Garden
products can melt a little as they aren't bound together nor contain with any toxic chemicals, synthetic
fragrances, artificial colours, parabens or palm oil. However popping then into the fridge will quickly
being then back up to a less runny consistency. :)

Harvest Garden Intensive Facial Cream - RRP: $20.00AU (Shop!)

Herbal Balm 110gm
This Herbal Balm is one of those clever little must have multi-use products which come in handy for
the whole family for different reasons and you find yourself thanking your lucky stars you own it at
times when you need it the most.

With a solid melt in your hands creamy natural oil based consistency this balm does a whole
multitude of things including healing the skin from nappy rash, minor burns, scabs, dry skin, minor
cuts and grazes as well as dry chapped lips!


Ingredients include a blend of all 100% natural Australian Virgin Coconut Oil, Calendula Infused
Olive Oil, Calendula Infused Sweet Almond Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil, Beeswax and
Vitamin E.

I have been using this mainly as a dry skin and chapped lips moisturiser and even used it on my son's
cheeky little butt-butt with no irritation or flare ups. This stuff is so gentle to even baby's skin!
I have found this to also deeply moisturise the dry brittle ends of my hair, so really you can go to
town experimenting with what works for you with this multi-use product. I highly recommend
having a jar in the house. I keep mine in the fridge as it gives an ultra cooling effect to the skin this
way and feels super refreshing on hot days like the ones we've been having lately!

Harvest Garden Herbal Balm - RRP: $20.00AU (Shop!)

If you're interested in Harvest Garden products either for yourself or someone else this Christmas,
I suggest first signing up to their VIP club for 10% off + special member only benefits.

Harvest Garden provide FREE gift wrapping & FREE shipping with orders over $60!

Will you be gifting any Harvest Garden products this Christmas?
Did you know they also have some fabulous gift packs?
Let's follow each other! 

*These products were kindly sent to me for consideration/review
*All photographs & opinions are all 100% honest & all my own

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

PRICELINE MAKEUP SALE


~  PRICELINE  ~
2 Day
40% Makeup Sale!



By now every beauty lover on and off the land of social media knows by now that Priceline is 
having another one of their annual 40% makeup sales this week beginning tomorrow!

Of course this always seems to happen around the time when I am completely strapped for cash
and ahem... may have already had a bit of a spending spree over the past couple of weekends so I
really cannot justify heading to this very temping sale, even if it is at the top of my guilty pleasure list!

Anyhow, whenever any kind of sale comes along I like a lot of other people tend to flock to Google,
 Youtube videos or blogs for ideas, recommendations and inspiration on what to put on their
shopping lists. So here is what I would get if I were to go on a splurge as well as products I already
have or have tried which I think are worth picking up to try! Hope it's helpful lucky ducks! ;)

I Want!
I Recommend!
Be quick! Wednesday 18th & Thursday 19th November only!

Will you be doing any shopping at this sale?
Let's follow each other! 

*Affiliate links used, thank you for your support!
*All photographs & opinions are all 100% honest & all my own

Monday, November 16, 2015

PEARLESQUE


~  Pearlesque Box  ~

California Edition

Review!
Watch My Unboxing Video Above!

Use PEARL10 for 10% off your first box!
Follow Pearlesque Box on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter!

With so many subscription boxes out there available to us from around the globe is can sometimes
seems a bit overwhelming trying to decide on the perfect one that best suits you. As a lover of all
things beauty and above all natural beauty when I happened to stumble across this box and
discovered it's vast variety of surprises and monthly themes I just couldn't look away!

This natural beauty box comes from the US, however does ship internationally so if you like
something you see and something you think someone you know might be interested in make sure
to sign up or let them know about it. Better yet why not surprise them with a box as a special gift
for your sub box loving friends this Christmas?! I know I would be happy with a gift that just keeps
on giving every single month for a whole year! Annual subscriptions are a no brainer. (Santa are you
listening?!) ;)

Anyway I am so into this box right now, if you add up the total value for everything you definitely
can see the value for money here. Pearlesque Box is $39.95 per month with free shipping if you are
in the US. Each month your box will be filled with products from a different country from around the
world of natural beauty items! No more stingy foil packets or little tiny sachets, Pearlesque Box is
quality and supplies you with only full size or deluxe samples!

___ Pearlesque October 2015 Box - California! ___

Bambu Earth Pumpkin Oatmeal Facial Glow - $18
I am pretty sure if you wanted to you could probably quite safely eat this product, that's how natural
it is! Contains Pumpkin Powder, Pumpkin Seed Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Colloidal Oatmeal & Non
GMO Gluten Free Cornmeal and smells really yummy! You can really smell the almond oil!

The consistency is thick and grainy which works to gently exfoliate your face without stripping it of
moisture. I love how soft and smooth my skin instantly felt after using this.

For more info about Bambu Earth and their range of all natural hand made products why not check
out their website right here! They even have an amazing range for men!

Bambu Earth Dead Sea Mud Facial Mask - $8
Another product from Bambu Earth, this relaxing and refreshing mud smells very spa like with
ingredients like Lavender & Tea Tree Essential Oils this powerful duo help to fight acne with anti-
bacterial and astringent properties. Then the only other ingredient, the Dead Sea Mud which contains
in itself 21minerals all beneficial to our bodies. Be sure to check out Bambu Earth's website to learn
more.

This mask is truly amazing and feels so so nice! You can even use it all over your body which I plan
on doing once I get a few hours without the kiddos for a bit of selfish time out! (Can't wait!)
I have used this on my face already and considering this is just a travel size, it is very generously
sized as the mud spreads out really far and only takes about a minute to dry. Does say to leave on for
10-15 minutes though for maximum results 2-3 times a week.

Bambu Earth Pumpkin Seed Facial Serum - $32
One ingredient - Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil. Amazing! Who knew something so simple sitting right
under our noses all our lives could be so beneficial to our skin. Contains Vitamins A & E, Zinc,
Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids. All you need to do is apply a few drops, gently massaging it into your
face and neck after cleansing morning or night.

The formula is actually not greasy at all and is easy to spread out into your skin as it soaks in very
fast! Only the slightest natural smelling scent, barely noticeable unless you really sniff in deeply with
your nose attached to the bottle opening. A lovely product I never knew existed, but now I am so glad
to have learnt about it though Pearlesque Box!

Puresol Konjac Facial Sponges in Bamboo Charcoal & Original (BONUS ITEMS!) - $20
These all natural pure Konjac Root sponges initially feel quite hard and rough when you first get
them out of their packaging, however once you soak them in water when using them with your
regular body wash or cleanser in the bath or shower they are actually quite soft and absorbent and do
 a fantastic job at exfoliating not only your face and neck, but your whole body as well.

These Puresol products are biodegradable, naturally sustainable and vegan. To purchase or learn
more about natural and eco friendly brand be sure to check them out on their website here! :)

Have I convinced you yet? If you love what you have seen and read about here I have very cool
news! This very same exact California Box is still available to purchase along with their Hawaii,
Italy & Brazil boxes also available throughout the holiday season up until 5th December which you
can sign up for either for yourself or as a gift! So why not get cultured with natural skincare from
around the world! I find this stuff so interesting and if you are any kind of beauty obsessed creature
like myself, then you will most likely love discovering some new brands and products as well. :)


Do you tend to sway more toward natural skincare?
What's on your wish list this Christmas?
Let's follow each other! 

*This box was kindly sent to me for consideration/review 
*All photographs & opinions are all 100% honest & all my own

Sunday, November 15, 2015

FACE AND BODY


~  Australian Bush Flower Essences  ~

Love System

Gentle Purifying Mask & Exfoliating Cream!


It seems quite common now a days to find a wide range of different multi use products, however
I don't recall coming across too many exfoliating/mask products for both the face and body do you?

I am a big fan of this certified organic, Australian brand having previously tried and loved a range of
their Love System products already and honestly, simply can't get enough of them! All of their 
products give off this amazing natural aroma which you can't mistake for anything but smelling like
Australia! I am proud to be fourth generation Aussie and both of my children make fifth in our family.


Australian Bush Flower Essences travel the country sourcing a diverse range of beautiful native
Australian flowers to use their essence in their products. I cannot stress enough how beautiful their
products feel on the skin, their are all so gentle and soothing, each with their own specific benefits, 
their wide range means you are sure to find something that will work for you. See the full range here.
There is even a samplers pack if you just want to try out a few things first. :)

The latest I have been trying out has come at such a good time as I have gone far too long without 
exfoliating my face and body, and I love the feeling of removing all those dead skin cells which build
up daily! I religiously cleanse and moisturising my whole body twice daily, however before using this
I knew it was time to start investing some of my time to scrubbing as my skin was beginning to feel 
rough, a bit bumpy and just feeling a little bit blah. 




This is a creamy formulation with deep red grains of natural bush flowers contains a mix of 
Angelsword, Bauhinia, Billy Goat Plum, Bottlebrush, Five Corners, Flannel Flower & Fringed Violet.

This multi use product also moisturises your skin which is such an important factor after
exfoliation! Can also be left on longer as a mask
for a deep cleanse.  Win win win!







Both the tube & box can be recycled and are available to purchase directly from the ABFE
website here for $22.95.

Also available at Planet Health in NSW and
a few select Practitioners nation wide.

How often do you conduct a full body exfoliation?
Have you tried anything from ABFE?
Let's follow each other! 

*This product was kindly sent to me for consideration/review 
*All photographs & opinions are all 100% honest & all my own

Saturday, November 14, 2015

OCTOBER EMPTIES


~  October Empties! ~


Wet Ones Be Fresh Original Antibacterial Hand & Body Wipes (Shop!)
These are awesome to have especially if you have grubby kids who somehow always seem to attract
a bucket load of germs. I have picked these up a few times during Beautyheaven's Beautorium and
with the much eagerly awaited event set to kick off again on the 23rd Nov, I cannot wait to pick up
a few new things to try!

Batiste Wild Dry Shampoo (Shop!)
Another great product thanks to Beautyheaven. This was one of the many products included in my 
Blogstar award winning prize box back in 2013. Finally finished it and highly recommend it. Also
gave it a little mention in one of my previous favourites

Vaseline Dry Skin Moisturiser
As you can probably tell by the packaging this is one oldie I am glad to finally finish. It was a good
product, but geez it took forever to use and the pump died some time ago which made the last few
weeks of it's life annoying me with having to dig around to find it a temporary lid. :/

Organic Care Soft Vanilla Shea Replenishing Hand Wash (Review!)
Another product picked up in the last Beautorium. A very family friendly handy product to have 
around. The smell is my favourite feature of this product. I am a complete sucker for Vanilla and this
is just so yummy and it makes your hands feels so smooth and moisturised!

Hello Kitty Bubblegum Perfume Body Mist (Shop!)
Who doesn't love Hello Kitty? This body mist is just too cute and smells very girlie and sweet.
This is nice to day time touch ups or for lazy days around the house when I'm not too concerned 
about the scent wearing away after a few hours.

Avon Clear Skin Blemish Clearing Foaming Cleanser
How many bottles am I up to with this product now? 5 or 6? I have mentioned this one before and
yep you guessed it, I am currently onto my next one and you will probably see it again next month.
This is so cheap only a few bucks and kills acne if you use it morning and night. Has worked amazing
for my skin!

Rimmel London Sexy Cuves Full Figure Mascara 
Had this for a bit too long. Was a bit dry when I first got it so after adding a few drops of warm water
to it to bring some life back into it, it's now time to say see ya later. Was an alright mascara. I love the
shiny red packaging. :)

Maybelline The Falsies Volume Express Mascara (Shop!)
Another mascara I have decided needs to meet the bin. Honestly, I am pretty happy with most
mascaras I have ever tried and most are fairly similar and this one just sits amongst the average.

Colgate Advanced Whitening Toothpaste 
Nothing special here either. We usually just purchase whatever is on special and I'm pretty sure this
one was. Sometimes I splash out on something more fancy and expensive, as does the hubby who
has terribly sensitive teeth. But this was just one to get the job done. Normal taste, minty & fresh.

Olay Regenerist Revitalising Hydration Cream Moisturiser (Shop!)
I have made my way through a few of these sample moisturisers and randomly found this one I 
didn't realise I still had. Used it up in about 3 days. I am crazy obsessed with moisturising so this
was an easy one to use up. Was nice, not crazy smell. Just a white cream that soaked in pretty well.
I liked it. :) (Review!)

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Medium2 (Shop!)
After hearing soooo much hype around this product I was super excited to try this sample! 
Nars is a luxury item to me and I only own one of their products, however after trying this, I really
want to own 2! Even though the consistency was really runny, this tiny sample lasted me about 4 or 5
applications!! It went such a long way and felt velvety smooth on my skin, was the perfect shade and
gave great coverage and made me look like a doll the the day! Love this!!! Want.Like.Now!
(Please Santa?)


Have you tried any of the above products?

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*Some of these products were gifted as prizes or through Beautyheaven's Beautorium rewards program
*All photographs & opinions are all 100% honest & all my own

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

GIFTORIUM


~  Myer  ~

GIFTORIUM 2015!
Find 'Wonderful' by shopping Giftorium online! - http://www.myer.com.au/shop/mystore/gifts

Yesterday on the 10th November I was invited to attend the annual unveiling of the Myer Christmas
animated window displays in Brisbane's CBD. I have in previous years taken my family in to see the
displays, however I have not had the chance to explore the past two years since having my youngest,
my life has gotten a little crazy, so it was nice to be able to wander around with my two toddlers in
tow .....well mostly, mostly my two year old, Rory just kept on wanting to run away from me and 
explore on his own! Yep fun, NOT ALWAYS, just trying to make it through without losing a child 
and keeping my sanity (To which as my sister who kindly tagged along with me said 'I think my 
sanity is still at Myer.' Yep, mine too!

The event begun at around 11am where we were greeted upon an inviting display of personalised
jars of Nutella and gift bags. As we lined up I spotted mine right away and I have to admit, it was
a pretty cool thing to have my own name displayed on my very own jar of Nutella! Oh YUM!

Nutella was not the only personalised gift available throughout Giftorium. This year Myer has
thought outside the box and really done a great job at making this Christmas something extra
special. Who doesn't love their name on a keyring, xmas stocking or mug? If you want to give your
loved ones something extra special this Christmas, be sure to check out the range of gifts you can
have personalised with their name or initial for that added touch!

If you have little ones who need a photo with Santa, even though you pay a premium price, I think it
is worth it as I took my eldest for her first two Christmas photos and they far stand out from the
more convenient/cheaper ones we have had since. The whole experience isn't just waiting in line for
a photo with impatient kids in tow. There is a whole room dedicated to the kids when you go to meet
Santa at Myer. You can now even book your time with Santa in advance to skip the queue! YES!

The set up is full on and is really magical including Santa's Express train FREE for the
kids to ride over and over again and the staff are really fun and make the whole experience really
enjoyable for them. There is also a photographer there to take pix which you have the opportunity
to purchase if you like or even instead of a Santa photo if like mine now they are a bit older get a
bit freaked out when it comes to sitting on his knee. A really fun (scream free) alternative! :)
Rory (2) & Imbi (4) have got their golden tickets & are ready to ride the train!

Don't forget to check out the spectacular Christmas window displays down at Myer's Queen St Mall
if you're in Brisbane. This years animated theme is based on the children's book 'Little Dog & The Christmas Wish' by Corrine Fenton and illustrated by the mega talented Robin Cowcher.
You won't be disappointed! You can shop the book here

If you would like to learn more about this years Christmas animated windows, then be sure to take a
peek over at Myer's official blog from Melbourne's official opening featuring the always flawless
Jennifer Hawkins! Click here! 

Do you have any special activities you & your family do for Christmas each year?

Let's follow each other! 

*Some of these products were gifted from Myer for the opening of Giftorium
*All photographs & opinions are all 100% honest & all my own

Friday, November 6, 2015

NUDE LIPSTICKS


~ RIMMEL LONDON ~

NUDE

KATE MOSS LIPSTICK COLLECTION

http://au.rimmellondon.com
Left to right! - 40, 42, 43, 45, 48 (Shop!)

Honestly, nude lipsticks have never been my thing. I am just naturally drawn to bright and vibrant
colours, however now that I am getting older and my style is going through a major change (E.g My
home decor has gone from pink everything to neutral tones of black, white, grey & silver) I have
come to realise that wearing brights when it comes to lipstick all of the time probably isn't always
appropriate.

I am delighted to have had the opportunity to try out this range by a makeup brand I know well and
love as I probably wouldn't have gone out and purchased these myself. However now that I have had
a good play around with these I am completely addicted to them and love the natural statement look
they give. Plus the range of shades are perfect for every occasion and there really is something for
everyone.

The shades are designed to suit fair, medium & dark skin tones. Let me explain a little of each one.

Swatches! :)

Shade #40
This is the lightest shade and designed to suit fair skin tones. Having naturally light skin myself 
although not fair I have found this shade to suit me quite well. It doesn't look too light or make me
appear washed out which I did fear at first.

Shade #42
This shade along with #43 & #45 are suited to medium skin tones which I feel like is more where I fit into and what would be most popular as it is in the middle. This colour is much more pink 
toned than the nude #40 which is almost skin colour which could almost match a very light 
foundation shade. Out of all, this is my favourite pick of the bunch.

Shade #43
Also suited to medium skin tones this more browner toned lipstick I feel like is great for contoured,
bronzy looks win a slight tan kiss to the skin. I feel like this shade really suits my dark brown hair's
roots I have going on at the moment! Reminds me of Kylie Jenner's lips for some reason!

Shade #45
The third shade for the medium toned skin type is my other favourite. This with it's pink with
purple under tones is completely my style. I love how subtle this is from my usual shocking hot pink
I usually reach for. It is just enough to make me look put together and grown up to go about my day 
do day life. This shade is really gorgeous!

Shade #48
This last shade for dark skin tones is really dark when it comes to lipsticks and I never wear this
colour as it's a little too extreme for me. However I can see myself wearing this for one of my 
Youtube videos as I like to keep my looks different and interesting for each one so this would be a
fun one to wear in an upcoming one just to see how it looks on camera. Who knows, it is kinda 
growing on me and again reminds me of another member of the Kardashian/Jenner clan, this time
Khloe! (I hardly ever watch the show btw, how many do they have now anyway? Yet somehow I 
know all the lip colours they wear...?) #makeupgeek This is a lovely chocolate brown with deep red 
under tones. For the bold & beautiful ones! 

Rimmel London Moisture Renew Transparent Lip Liner #001 (Shop!)
Here is a new and innovative product which I have had an interesting time playing with and
trying to figure out! This product is completely new to me, I have never before seen another
transparent lip liner. Am I the only one? It can be used to line your lips when you wear any
lipstick shade which I think is a great idea so you're not having to search around for the perfect
match! It helps keep lipstick from bleeding around the lips and onto the skin, contains shea butter
for added moisture unlike a lot of lip liners I have used in the past which can be quite drying. 
Lasts up the seven hours! RRP $12.50

How often do you go nude? ;)

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*These products were kindly sent to me for consideration/review
*All photographs & opinions are all 100% honest & all my own