Sunday, 22 April 2018

Favourite Beauty Products

Hey everyone,

For this post, I thought I'd share my all-time favourite beauty products.

I have been using these items for years now and they have become my trusted basics.

Wet Brush Pro I love this brush! It is the best brush I have ever used because it easily detangles your hair, even curls whilst being ever so gentle, so there's minimal damage. I find the Pro better than the original due to the flexible bristles that simply glide through your hair. I bought mine from my local hairdresser, but they are all over the internet and are a great price!

Pur Minerals HydraFluid Foundation and concealer I first used Pur Minerals foundation just over four years ago when I wanted to switch to using clean, natural ingredients, and my best friend got me onto Pur Minerals and I haven’t looked back since! Pur Minerals products are of high quality and glide on seamlessly. I loved their 4-in-1 liquid foundation from my first use but only started using the Hydrafluid, water-based serum foundation about 1.5 years ago. It is a lightweight formula, so you don’t get that thick, cake-y look yet provides great coverage, giving you a smooth, flawless, almost dewy finish. I'm so happy that Myer now stocks Pur Minerals as I previously had to order online, and more often than not had to wait and wait and wait until products were restocked (they would sell out fast!).

I really can’t boast enough about Pur Minerals products, so naturally I also use their concealer. Both products are easily blendable and buildable for greater coverage. I have even used their eye-shadows and lip-glosses and recommend them. That said, I haven’t used their glosses in a few years and back then they had limited colours. Nowadays, I use Bare Minerals lip-glosses – which brings me to my next two products… 

Bare Minerals Gen Nude Powder Blush and Lip-gloss – Ah, what can I say about Bare Minerals blushes and lip-glosses except, I love this stuff! I use the Bare Minerals Gen Nude lipsticks and glosses daily – my favourite lipstick colour is “Tutu” and lip gloss is “Can’t Even”. The only reason I didn’t include the lipstick in this post is because I have talked about this lipstick already and didn’t want to be repetitive. Gorgeous colours in both the lipsticks and glosses and the formula is smooth and creamy.

As for the blush, I use the shade called “Call my Blush” (cute title!) daily. It’s soft enough to wear during the day and you may layer it for the evening. Like their lipsticks, the formula is lightweight and long-lasting.

Jojoba oil – If you only buy one product, make sure it is Jojoba oil! I use this oil to remove my eye-makeup because it is very gentle as well as nourishing for your skin. Not only does the oil penetrate deep into the skin, keeping your skin hydrated, it contains powerful antioxidants, Omega 6 and 9 essential fatty acids and Vitamins A, D and E. Plus, it’s naturally anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and hypo-allergenic, making it suitable for all skin types. I have super-sensitive skin so I am very careful about the products I use, and this oil is just so good. I also gently massage the oil onto my entire face to keep my skin moisturised and feeling soft.

Nude by Nature Natural Illusion Eyeshadow trio – I use the “Nude” trio every day and just adore these natural shades. I can honestly say I use every single colour. Normally when you buy a compact of eyeshadows, you don’t use all the shades. You intend to and say you will, but never do. That is not the case with this trio. I use each shade daily and can honestly vouch this eyeshadow stays on all day long! It’s also the perfect pack for travelling.  

Hourglass retractable foundation brush – This brush has been an absolute convenience for me as I have been travelling back and forth to Melbourne for work over the last few months. It is a little pricey however, there are cheaper alternatives on the market. 

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"I don't have to wear any other make-up as long as I have blush." ~ Victoria Justice

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Always on time - April 2018

The weather in Sydney has been remarkably hot for this time of year. It seems Summer just doesn't want to let go - which is fine by me ;-)

I have been wearing my new Daniel Wellington watch every day since I bought it. I am sooo happy petite watches are on trend this season, as the size really suits my small wrists and arms. Plus, the smaller face and slim rose gold band looks elegant, making it suitable for both day and night wear.

Furthermore, the white face against the rose gold band is so fresh, and wears well with almost everything I pair it with. Given the warm temperatures, I have been wearing a lot of light and bright clothing hence, this watch has been the perfect finishing touch to my outfits.

I purchased mine from Myer and the style is called Classic Petite Melrose, size 28mm. It also comes in the black face.

"Better three hours too soon that a minute too late." ~ William Shakespeare