Sunday, July 16, 2017



 Wake Me Up Foundation & Concealer!

Let's be honest, putting on my makeup each morning is one of the highlights of my busy day. It's a
 few minutes each day where it's all about me. I like to take this time to relax and enjoy the process of
pampering, thinking about the day ahead, getting my thoughts together as I wake up. It's really quite
therapeutic for me. 

Rimmel London's classic Wake Me Up foundation has recently undergone a makeover and I have 
found myself reaching for it over all of my other foundations every single day over the past month
or so that I have just about finished them up!

Rimmel London Wake Me Up Foundation - Fine shimmer particles visible through the bottle!

I will begin with the foundation which contains Vitamin C, SPF 20 as well as some hella beautiful
radiance pearls mixed inside it! It comes in six shade varieties - (Ivory, True Ivory, Soft Beige, 
Classic Beige, True Nude and Natural Beige), an easy to use pump style clear glass bottle and
 promises a radiant glow to the skin making it appear more awake and anti-fatigued.

The formula is a good consistency being not too thick now runny. It just sits on the back of my hand
when I pump it out and doesn't drip or begin running down my arm before I can get a makeup brush
onto it! It blends easily and smooth on my skin. It covers my pores, however not my larger ones and
you can still see a little acne scaring after application. So I would say this foundation gives about a
medium coverage. It does look super flattering, natural and dewy though and does an impressive job
at lasting all day! Honestly, this is one of the best foundations I have found in terms of being long
lasting. It stays put amazingly well even on my longer 7am-5pm work days. 

Rimmel London Wake Me up Foundation & Concealer Swatched!
(Left - Concealer / Right - Foundation)

The contrast between the swatches of the above foundation and concealer is appearing much more
dramatic than it actually is in real life. My skin is not fair, but still quite light. What you can see in
the image with the shimmer in it is much more it's true to life shade. But anyway, let's get talking
about the new Wake Me Up Concealer!

Available in just three shades - Ivory, Classic Beige and Soft Beige. I would like to see a wider
variety of shades available, however the lightest Ivory shade does get the job done for me.

The consistency is only just slightly thicker than the foundation and conceals any redness, veins,
small blemishes and pores well. It is smooth and blends with ease. I have enjoyed using this duo
together as they seem to compliment each other well with their fatigue concealing and illuminating
glow particles.

Rimmel London Wake Me Up Foundation & Concealer swatches blended.

You can find Rimmel London's new Wake Me Up Foundation & Concealer and the rest of the 
Rimmel range from your local Priceline, Chemist Warehouse, Big W, Coles, Target and

Have you tried these products?
What foundation/concealer are you using at the moment?

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*These products were kindly gifted to me for consideration/review
*My opinions are all 100% honest & all my own
*I have included this article in Ingrid's weekly link up at The Fabulous & Fun Life! Click here!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017



Repairing Lace Anti-Ageing Hydromask



We all love and most importantly need our 'me' time and that just wouldn't be complete without
a face mask to complete the treat!

Trefiel have a beautiful selection of tempting 'black lace' modern hydromasks to choose from for
your monthly, weekly or if you even lucky enough, daily pamper sesh!

Their range of masks include:


You'd better be quick because Trefiel are currently running a competition to WIN a years supply of
their products from their newly introduced Pamper Club!

Trefiel masks retail for an RRP $9.95 each with x5 and x10 value packs also available if you're
looking to stock up.

If you're interested in joining Trefiel's new Pamper Club where every month you receive a
box containing 4 masks plus 2 luxe pampering gifts to treat yo'self! :)

JOIN NOW for just $42.00 per month!

Make sure you enter the discount code CANDICE10 at the checkout when you make a
purchase at 

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

Thursday, May 18, 2017





So you probably own at least one set of makeup brushes. You have your favourites, you know those
3 or 4 you reach for every single time you put on your makeup? How great are the quality of your
brushes though? Could be better? Softer? Less hairs falling out of them? I know personally for me
that stray hair which falls out of my blush brush every! single! day! I could definitely live without!

Using a fresh, clean, brand new makeup brush is always a nice feeling and if you're after that kind of
satisfaction in your daily makeup routine at the moment, then let me temp you with these modern,
gun metal grey, shiny new, sooooft good quality brushes, available ever so conveniently as you do
you grocery shop at where else but your local Woolies!

There are 5 of these beauties in the Platinum collection and each with it's own essential role to play.
Let me run you through each of the 4 which I have been using in my collection over the past few

Contour Eye Brush
This tapered brush is perfect for creating definition and shadows to your eye's crease. Blend your
shadow into this area and blend with these super smooth, soft hairs. Within a few strokes I have
found my shadow to blend effortlessly, even when I use my cheaper branded makeup!
RRP $10.00

Eye Shadow Brush
Aside from the Blush Brush (which I will talk about soon!) this Eye Shadow Brush is my most used
brush! If your budget is tight, then you could probably get away with skipping on the Contour Eye
Brush and just using this one to complete your all over eye look. I still prefer to use both of these for
creating a more defined eye and precise definition, however this brush with a little practice can do it

The hairs on this brush are slightly shorter and the shape is more rounded. This makes it easy to pack
on your desired shadow shade all over the base of your lid. Then using your Contour Eye Brush (or
this one if you brush off the excess shadow shade before changing colours for contouring) blending in
your usual slightly darker shade into the crease and then highlighting along the brow bone, inner
corner of the eye and where ever else you feel helps you eyes to really pop and look larger and more
awake. RRP $10.00

Base Blending Brush
We all have our own preference when it comes to how we choose to apply foundation. For years I
just found it so much quicker and easier to just use my (clean!) fingers. This method works amazingly
well because there is no chance of leaving behind brush strokes and everything is blended and spread
out well and evenly from the warmth in my fingers. I do still use this method on occasion, however
since discovering the magic of the trusty makeup sponge, I pretty much apply my liquid this way.

So how does this Base Blending Brush come into it? Well generally I will use this brush with my
loose powder to set my liquid foundation as it seems to blend the powder out all over my face instead
of it just sitting where it lands so to speak. However this brush is also designed to use with liquid
foundation to blend everything out nice and smoothly and gives quite a flawless finish in the few
times I have given this method a try. RRP $15.00

Blush Brush
This brush is super light and nicely fluffy and just perfect for applying blush! The hairs on this brush
seem to just pick up the right amount of product to apply to the apples of my cheeks which I then
sweet slightly upwards towards my cheekbones. Then naturally following up with a little bit of
highlight. Everyone loves highlight right now! Including me, obvs! RRP $19.00

- - -

The 5th brush in this collection which I haven't yet had the chance to try is the Platinum Power
Brush. As the name suggests, this is to use to apply your powder foundation, setting powder and
banana powder, etc! RRP $20.00

Platinum Makeup Brushes are available exclusively at selected Woolworths stores Australia wide.

How do you apply foundation? Brush, sponge, fingers or another method?

Let's follow each other! 

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

Wednesday, May 10, 2017





Like many, subscription boxes are one of my many weakness'! That little surprise package you
signed up for and then forgotten about suddenly arrives when you least expect it and suddenly your
day is just that much better as you've received a little gift just for yourself for no apparent reason
other than for being your amazing gorgeous lil self! ;)

As sub boxes are a secret little obsession of mine, I always have my eye out looking for more boxes
full of new and exciting things, whatever the theme may be.

My latest discovery has me kicking my butt back into gear as I am reminded of one of my top new
years resolutions. - To look after my body on both the inside & out! Now, I do do quite a good job
already of taking care of my body, however the main areas I need to work on is eating healthier and
exercising more!

This box has inspired me like it's the new year all over again!

Watch My Unboxing Below!

First of all The Fit Girl Box like
myself, has it's very own Youtube
channel which you should go check
out and if you want to really get
an inside view of the lovely girl,
Brittany who is the brains behind the
 box, she also has her own channel
full of fun and interesting videos
which you can watch HERE!

So on with the box! This healthy
subscription gives you more than
$200 worth of product and between
6-8 products for just $39.99.

If you sign up annually which gives
you 4 boxes you can save yourself
10% and pay just $144.

I really enjoyed discovering each and every product in this box, beginning with this bonus NW

"You Won't Believe It's Sugar-Free!" magazine full of healthy, inspiring and really easy to follow
recipes! I am not the best cook, however sweets are difinitely my weakness so to be able to create
some delicious AND healthy desserts is a mega win for me!

As you can see here there are also
some quick and easy meal options
inside which give detailed and
step by step instructions to easily
follow for your lunch and dinners.

I especially find fresh salads like
these super convenient to take to
work with me so I'm not tempted
to grab fast food on the run!

This magazine can be purchased
for current RRP $9.99.

First up in the box is this PT grey sports towel. I was instantly drawn to this in the box as not only
 was it the largest item in the box, I was also curious to what it was inside the draw string storage bag!

I adore grey and neutral colours at the moment so that was an instant 'Like' by me. The micro fiber
material is that quick absorbing and quick drying kind which would be perfect to take to the gym,
yoga, running or any sport in general to keep you fresh and dry. This towel is huge by the way,
100 x 40cm in fact! I am surprised it fits into such a small bag! Very cool indeed.

 Available in a range of colours including - Blush, Citrine, Mint & Pink at your local Pillow Talk
store for current RRP $14.95 each.

Pillow Talk Energize Sports Towel in the shade 'Dove'.

Vigour Skin Therapy is an Australian company which specializes in natural goodness for your skin.
This products have been made by two Aussie skin theropists with more than 25 years experience in
this field. Their products are so healthy for your skin and really let your best skin shine through!

I originally discovered this brand through my Schkinny Maninny pressed juice subscription (You can read all about my 3 day juice cleanse HERE!) and fell in love with their Treatment Cleanser so I am
allll over this Collagen Eye, Lip & Line Fix!

Just as the name suggests, this product is a hard working, time saving, multi tasker! Not only smooths
out your fine lines, it also hydrates, soothes and plumps up the skin fading wrinkles and giving your
lips that extra bit of pout which most of us desire as thin lips can quickly age you!

Current RRP $39.00

Blue Dinosaur Paleo Bars are one of those products I have seen around but never purchased. Just for
the plain fact that chocolaty and sugary treats win me over in the sweets isle without me ever thinking
about it and that fact that I should probably choose something to snack which is better for my body
and won't stick around on my thighs forever!

As you can see below, these come in a range of flavours (If this seems up your ally, keep an eye out
for their latest 'Sour Cherry', 'Banana Bread' & 'Blueberry' flavours!) with the one which I received in
 my box being the 'Ginger Nut'. Have no added sugars and contain just 5 natural ingredients!
(Make sure to watch my unboxing video to find out the 5 ingredients!)

Current RRP $2.90 each

I am beyond excited to try out these Amazing Magnesium 'Pain Relief' & 'Recovery' wipes!
Not only has my back taken a hit to the sudden cold here and tensed up and is now doing that
awful 'click' and 'crunch' sound every time I move my shoulder blades but I also get aching feet
at the end of the day since returning back to work this year. (Hence the lack of blog posts lately,
sorry!) Also, my husband gets really intense back and neck pain from working 24/7 on his laptop,
so if these work out well, I'll be jumping online to purchase a box or two!

Current RRP $15.60 (Pain Relief) $19.50 (Recovery). Per box of x25

Hydration is sooo important and during the cooler months I forget even more often than ever to
drink enough fluid throughout the day! Let's face it water can get boring real quick and when you're
already dehydrated is can be hard to down a good litre your body is probably needing in one go!

This is where Pure Electrolyte Hydration comes in to make life just that little bit more exciting and
easier! Available in a range of flavours (I got the Lemon one!) including Lemon, Raspberry,
Pineapple and Super Fruits. I cannot wait to try this! Sounds absolutely delish!

Current RRP $29.99 (500g)

To continue to help me with my sweet tooth and quick sugar fix addiction, is this enrGIsustain
dark chocolate, coconut and cashew bar. Yum! This not only sounds delicious (Hello chocolate!)
but I love this companies punch line as well. - "Bite Me. I'm Good!" :D

High in protein, gluten free and containing 18 essential vitamins and minerals. This is the kind of
snack bar I need to help me through my busy days! #happyenrGIpeople

Current RRP $4.95 each

Another natural, healthy snack alternative you could go for is this Go Natural Active Protein Choc
Acai bar! With a 4.5 star health rating, this gives me confidence in what I am putting into my body is
a good choice! I love that this not only provides me with a good old choccy fix, but it is actually
giving me the natural unrefined version filled also with sunflower seeds, honey, almonds, pepitas,
peanuts, brazil nuts and whey protein to help sustain my energy throughout the day and keep me full
for longer between meals.

Current RRP $2.41 each OR $40.00 (Per box of x16 bars)
Also available in 'Super Berry' flavour.

I am pretty proud of myself for completely cutting sugar out of my daily cups of coffee, however
when it comes to baking cookies, cake and other sweets, sugar is an unavoidable main ingredient
of these delicious dishes! Having a healthy and all natural sugar alternative to use like this Natvia
100% Natural Sweetener is genius!

I have actually used this product before which also comes in the canister form, however these little 2g
sachets are brilliant because it makes hopeless cooks like me look like pros by already having the
portions measured out for me to easily add together when mixing ingredients together when baking
cakes, etc.

Current RRP for this box below $4.49

This is one of the things I love about this subscription box. It has a good variety of products to help
us look after ourselves on both the inside and out. Moving on from that food related items, are these
x2 sample sachets of Lemon Tea Tree & Mandarin Bondi Wash Body Wash!

Be sure to take advantage of their 15% off offer when you sign up to their newsletter!

Current RRP $1.00 per sample sachet (You can purchase pretty much any or all of their products for
just $1.00 each contains 10ml each) or $35.00 (500ml bottle)

So there you have it, a great mix of products in this Autumn "Mix Box!"

Do you treat yourself to any subscription boxes?
Which ones are your style? - Beauty, health, lifestyle, pets, etc!

Let's follow each other! 

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

Sunday, February 26, 2017


El8te Rose Skincare

Pure! Natural! Australian!
I love being an Aussie, but the heat is getting ridiculous! I am so over it, anyone else? I have always
loved winter and the cooler months and this year I am looking forward to it more than ever!

Speaking of being Aussie, today I thought I'd talk about another totally awesome all Australian
made and owned company and a few of their products I have been trying out over the past couple of
months called El8te Skincare.

Moisturising Hand & Body Wash - ($24.95 - 250ml)
This delightful multi-use product smells different to anything else I have tried and is very uplifting
and pretty. The formula is an almost clear and not too running when you pump it out of the dispenser.

I have been using this both in the shower, in the kids bath and as a hand wash in the kids bathroom
which we as a family all use as some point during the day! This product has been well loved and used
by us all and I have heard no complaints! I am really loving it, plus the elegant packaging doesn't hurt
to turn the kids bathroom into more of a grown up space.... at least when you look at where it sits on
the side of the sink and nowhere else! ;)

El8te also offer a range of products in charcoal & spearmint, rosemary & citrus as well as a skincare range just for babies! This particular range of goat's milk and rose is especially formulated for suit even the most sensitive of skin types.

This hand and body wash is very gentle and feels soft and milky on the skin. The scent it deliciously
rose with that slight milky fragrance. All ingredients are 100% natural and Australian which makes me feel good about supporting our Aussie companies!

Nourishing Hand & Nail Cream - ($34.95 - 75g)
I always apply hand cream right before going to sleep. I find this the best way for those richer, thick
creams to really soak in, soften and repair my skin as I sleep. This particular hand cream not only
moisturisers deep within the skin, slowing down the look of your ageing hands. With it's goat's milk
which contains a massive 50 essential nutrients as well as vitamins A, B5, C & E and folic acid it also
softens your cuticles and hardens your nails keeping them healthy on the inside and looking youthful,
smooth and shiny on the outside!

This hand and nail cream isn't your overly super thick kind, however that's not to say it doesn't work
just as well or isn't as rich in ingredients, as the results I have experienced have been really quite
wonderful! Being 33, my hands are beginning to show their age much more than my face! Even with
applying hand cream each night. During the day I am either at work using my hands all day long or at
home looking after two young kids and cleaning all day. All those chemicals and hand washing really
dries them out and I never experienced this until becoming a busy parent. 

El8te Skincare are cruelty free and do not test on animals! 
Their products are also free from synthetic fragrances, petrochemicals & colour additives! 

You can kind and purchase these products and more from their various ranges mentioned above 
directly online from their website. El8te Skincare can also be found in selected stores and some spas
Australia wide. 

Have you tried goats milk in skincare?
Do you actively seek out to purchase Australian brands?

Let's follow each other! 

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

Sunday, February 12, 2017


Vanilla Bean Scented 
 Jewellery Hidden Inside!

Time to get your romance on - it's Valentine's Day tomorrow!! If you've been following my Instagram
you may have noticed my love theme going on over there giving you a few ideas to get your prepped
and ready for the day of love. 

Today I am just bursting to tell you all about this romantic aromatic glorious soy wax scented candle 
which is packaged like luxury in this sturdy black box presented complete with an organza coloured 
ribbon and  neat little bow on the top. There are 11 different scents to choose from at The Treasury Of
 Candles and each is presented with a different coloured ribbon. 

Scents available are - Vanilla Bean / French Pear / Maple Syrup & Pumpkin Waffle / Lemon Vanilla
Cupcake / Lychee & Black Tea / Spiced Fruits / Blueberry Muffin / Warm Woods & Bonfire Nights /
Clean Cotton & Honeysuckle / Exotic Lychee / Chocolate Orange Truffle.

As I am a bit of a vanilla nut, of course I was drawn to choose the Vanilla Bean scented candle and my
goodness does it smell like a vanilla lovers dream!

Housed in a tall white recyclable glass with shiny gold lid. It really is a beauty! These Treasury candles
 have a super long burn time of up to 80 hours! That's at least 8 bubble baths long! ;)

Now for the fun part! What makes this candle so unique is that there is a hidden treasure inside!
In each candle there is a ring valued from between $25 - $7,500! 

Impatient as anything I lit my candle and waited for what seemed like forever until I finally saw 
something silver poking up from underneath the melted wax. Ok, so I only wait about an hour until I
saw something, grabbed my tweezers and started tugging and digging to get it out!

Low and behold as you can see in the image below, the ring is securely wrapped inside a snap tight 
clear plastic bag and then wrapped agin in some foil.

The tag on my ring says it is a size 7 which I guess is the average size for most people. However it is a
bit big for me and fits most comfortably on my pointer finger next to my thumb. 

It is a lovely ring with 5 emerald green gems set in silver and according to The Treasuring Of
Candles website is valued at $79!

So if you're interested in treating yourself, a friend or someone you love this Valentine's Day why not 
get them something a little different, unique, smells great creates a romantic atmosphere and well -

 Each candle is $59.95 each with FREE SHIPPING!

Also available which you can purchase directly from their website is their handy little gold plated 
Candle Snuffer and Wick Trimmer at $24.95 each.

Have you tried these types of candles before?
What are your thoughts on finding a hidden treasure inside?

Let's follow each other! 

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