Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New blog launch - Beauty & Things

Hi Everyone! Happy New Year!!!

A little over a year ago, I started blogging here. It started off as a lifestyle blog and slowing turned into a beauty blog. Three months ago, I started to feel the name of my blog was not really appropriate for a beauty blog.

After careful consideration, I have decided to start a new called blog Beauty & Things. 

Link to Beauty & Things: http://www.beautyandthings.com/

If you guys can be super awesome and update your RSS Feed to: http://feeds.feedburner.com/beautyandthings

Hope to see you all on my new bloggy! 
xx Kerri

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

December Bellabox

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas! I know this post is a bit late but better late than never hey? December Bellabox is jam packed with goodies. When I opened the box, I was shocked at what was in my box.
John Frieda Frizz-Ease Secret Weapon Flawless Finishing Creme ($16.99 for 113g - Received 30ml sample size) - This smells quite pleasant, it's my first John Frieda product. I've used it once but haven't noticed any improvement but I'll need to use it more before I can comment properly.

Allegra Rhodes Hand And Nail Cream ($32.95 for 175ml - Received 5ml sample size) - This hand cream smells amazing! The rich ingredients moisturises skin and strengthen nails. It absorbs quite quickly into the skin. Loving this so far.

Emergin C Multi-Fruit Cleanser ($55 for 240ml - Received 3ml sample size) & Protocell ($119 for 50ml - Received 3ml sample size) - I haven't tried these yet but according to Bellabox "containing super healthy and fresh plant and fruit derived miracle ingredients to nurture and protect your skin".

Compeed Blister Patches ($11.95 - Received one patch) - These patches are used to prevent blisters and help to heal existing blisters. They are said to repel, water, dirt and bateria. The other day I was walking around in the 38 degree heat and my feet had ugly blisters, I should have used it! Wish I read it earlier. 

Savoir Faire Limited Edition Kit ($110 - Received full size) - This wowed me the most! When I opened my Bellabox, I thought my eyes were playing tricks with me lol I can't believe they actually included a full size kit in the December box! I think my kit is the summer edition which has a bronzer instead of a blush. Each kit contains: 6 eyeshadows, bronzer, eyeliner, mascara and a lip gloss.

Bellabox is a monthly subscription box, delivered to your doorstep for $15 a month. If you would like to sign up to Bellabox, please visit www.bellabox.com.au.

I'm currently working on a new blog. I've finally decided to move over to Wordpress and I'll be changing the name as well. I'll still be blogging here for the next few weeks.When I'm closer to finishing, I'll link you guys so you can update the your feeds.


♥ kerker 
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Disclaimer: I was sent the December Bellabox but was not obligated to post. Thought it was a pretty cool box so I did. This has not influenced my opinion.


Monday, December 17, 2012

Palmer's BB Cream


Recently Palmer's have expanded its Eventone range to include BB creams. According to Palmer's "This all-in-one beauty balm replaces the need for multiple products by targeting discolouration and preventing hyperpigmentation from recurring, protecting against and preventing sun damage, providing lightweight coverage to conceal imperfections, instantly improving radiance and reducing redness". The tone enhancing complex with natural pigment works to prime, perfect and protect you skin.
Available in 2 different shades: Fair/Light and Medium/Dark.
What I like:
  • Very smooth consistency (even though it is quite thick)
  • Afforable, pretty good compared to other brands
  • Covers redness and even skin tone
  • Dewy finish
  • Lovely fragrance 
  • Paraben & Sulphate free

RRP: $9.99 (30ml)

Overall: This is a good BB cream, I would have preferred if it had a little more coverage. I have a lot of pigmentation just below the eyes and this doesn't cover much of it. I found that the medium BB cream is too dark whilst the fair is too light. I mixed a bit of medium with the fair and I got the perfect shade! So if you're an inbetweener like me, buy both and mix til you get the right colour for you. I haven't used this as a primer so I cannot comment on how well it works. This BB cream is good if you are looking for something similar to a tinted moisteriser.

Available exclusively at My Chemist and Chemist Warehouse, remaining stockists from January 2013.

What do you think of BB creams?
♥ kerker 
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Disclaimer: I was sent both products for reviewing purposes, this has not influenced my opinion.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Grown facial masque and facial serum


Grown is an organic skincare range, proudly owned and made in Australia. Their philosophy "Beautiful healthy looking skin comes from a profound understanding of nature's power. With ingredients derived directly from nature... grown, not manufactured". Grown products are free of lauryl sulfates, glycols, petrochemicals, artificial fragrances, animal derivative, synthetic colours, silicones and parabens. Grown products are not tested on animals. I was mega lucky to have received the facial masque and facial serum to review. 
Facial Masque - Deep Purifying: Wheatgerm, Ginkgo & Cranberry*

This is a clay masque help detoxify and improve firmness of the skin. I applied a generous amount onto my face (avoiding the eye area), waited a good 10-15mins then wash off. This masque does not give you that tight drying feeling but leaves your skin silky smooth and ready for moisterising. At first, I wasn't too fond of the scent but now it's growing on me. I used this masque 2 times a week usually after I exfoliate ensuring my skin remains hydrated. If you are looking for a clay mask, this one is a must.

RRP $39.95
Facial Serum - Radiance Restoring: Borago, Rosehip & Buckthorn Berry*

This is a certified organic facial serum using a blend of antioxidants and nutrients. This little bottle of goodness helps to reduce signs of aging and improves skin elasticity. It will leave your skin feeling smooth, hydrated and looking firm. I used this every night after cleansing and before moisterising. This product does not clog pores and did not break me out. I have not noticed my skin looking firmer but it does feel softer. It's an awesome product and I definitely recommend it!

RRP $59.95

Have you tried Grown products?
♥ kerker 
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Disclaimer: I was sent both products for reviewing purposes, this has not influenced my opinion.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Urban Decay Naked Palette and more..

Happy Tuesday!! If you follow me on twitter and instagram, you would know how excited I got when my BeautyBay ordered arrived last week! I was pretty much spamming all social media lol I couldn't blog about it right away because I had to wait until the weekend so I could get some decent lighting for photos. I didn't go crazy during the Black Friday sales, I bought what I desperately wanted for ages. As you can see, I got both the Urban Decay Naked palettes! I've always wanted these palettes since they came out!! I couldn't decide which one to get so to prevent myself from regretting later on, I got both lol. I always say to myself 'buy now, think later'.
Shimmery goodness!! Such beautiful palettes, they are so beautiful that I don't want to ruin them so after I took photos I put them back into the original packaging lol.
New primers I purchased are the Pore Perfecting and Eyeshadow. I've been using the sample size eyeshadow primer than came with the Naked Palette, all I can say is you must try it!! My eyeshadows now lasts 12hrs+. I've tried the pore perfecting primer once and I don't really see any difference, but I'll definitely need to use it a few more times before I can say more.
I've read some good reviews on the Touche Éclat so I was curious to see what it was like. I haven't used it yet but the packaging sure feels luxe. This was $22, how could I pass it up?
This curling wand was a real bargain, I got it for $26 and I saw it on Ry for $70ish. I've used it twice, first time was a total fail. I couldn't get my hair to curl. Second time was pretty good, I got the loose beach waves so I'm pretty happy with this purchase!

Did you score any awesome bargains from the Black Friday sales?

♥ kerker 

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Trilogy Age Proof - active enzyme cleansing cream & night cream

Trilogy Age Proof Active Enzyme Cleansing Cream*
As described by Trilogy "A non-drying velvety cleanser to gently smooth and refine for fresher, younger looking skin. Enjoy the light sophisticated fragrance as you gently remove all make-up, exfoliate and brighten your complexion. Your skin feels renewed, smoother, refined and perfectly prepared for maximum serum and moisturiser absorption."

This was my first time experiencing an enzyme cleanser so when I received this in the mail, I was pretty excited. Fruit enzymes are suppose to help soften and refine skin for a smoother look. I've used this cleanser for a few weeks, as a primary cleanser in the morning and secondary at night as I have makeup on. If you're wondering what the cleanser looks or feels like, it's a silky soft cream that isn't heavy at all.

I haven't noticed any dramatic differences in my skin after using this cleanser, however, the cleanser did not irritate my skin or caused any break outs so it's a keeper for me.

What I like
  • It glides over the face so smoothly
  • Cleans without making your face tight and dry

RRP $39.95 (150ml)
Availability: MYER, Priceline and selected pharmacies 

Trilogy Age Proof Replenishing Night Cream* 
As described by Trilogy "Replenish your skin while you rest and wake up to a noticeably rejuvenated complexion. This unique blend of nourishing bio-actives assists the skin's natural process of regeneration to help restore your skin's elasticity and suppleness while smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. Wake up to a noticeably rejuvenated complexion."

This is my second favourite product from the Trilogy range (first being their Rosehip Oil). This product is designed to help rejuvenate your complexion while you sleep. I have used the replenishing night cream in conjunction with their cleanser for a few weeks. You only need a pea size of moisteriser for the entire face. I love the scent of this moisteriser, it absorbs so well into the skin. I would definitely repurchase this night cream!

What I like
  • The following morning face is not oily but really soft
  • Goes on matte and non greasy

RRP $53.95 (60g)
Availability: MYER, Priceline and selected pharmacies

I don't have any wrinkles yet so I can't tell if the cleaser and moisteriser helps to reduce wrinkles. I'm using this for prevention purposes.

Have you tried Trilogy products?
♥ kerker 
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Disclaimer: I was sent both products for reviewing purposes, this has not influenced my opinion.
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