Thursday, September 27, 2012

Review: Daiso Face Washing Brush

This week has been a drainer of a week, so many things going on at work. Anyway so last month I blogged about my adventures in Daiso. I showed you guys this nifty little tool called the Face Washing Brush, well tonight I will be reviewing it after trialing for a week.

The face washing brush claims to clears pores and remove dead skin, hence giving you a smoother face.


Additional info:
  • Made in China
  • RRP $2.80
  • Available: Daiso

Application: Place the brush in between your fingers and squirt some cleanser on the brush. Massage around your face in a circular motion.

What I like:
  • I quite enjoy this soft silicone massaging my face
  • Easy to hold
  • Soft bristles 
  • Mega cheap
  • It's pink and cute

Overall: I've been using this every morning with a bit of Cetaphil. I haven't actually noticed any difference in my face but then my face isn't ultra dirty lol. For some strange reason, I quite like the feeling of it on my face even if i don't see any results. If you have some huge ass pimple, I wouldn't use this might be a little too rough for it. This is a awesome little tool for $2.80. How good is Daiso hey??

It's a quickie of a review!
Thanks for reading =)
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Monday, September 24, 2012

HEAT sale haul

Happy Monday!!! Yesterday I ventured to the HEAT group clearance sale in Scoresby for the first time ever by myself. I was all hyped up expecting it to be mega cheap but I was a little disappointed in the prices. For instance, Ulta3 nail polishes were priced at $2 - would have been nice if they were cheaper than retail. Having said that, it didn't stop me from buying stuff lol I picked up quite a bit of Essence eye shadows, some coloured eyeliners and bits & pieces of other stuff.

I spent a total of $54 for all the goodies below. Here are some prices (in case you were curious)
  • Bourjois $5
  • Essence $2
  • Covergirl $5
  • Elite Kabuki brush $4
  • Covergirl topcoat $1
I've read a few blogs raving about Essence eye shadows. Personally I've never tried Covergirl, Bourjois or Essence myself, so I grabbed a few to see what they are like. One day when I'm feeling brave, I'm going to try the smokey eye look.
I'm not sure why I needed 4 coloured eyeliners (I'm not a very adventurous person). Someone will need to teach me how to use coloured eyeliners, feel free to leave your tips in the comment section because I'm going to need it lol I did manage to try the Essence metallic blue eyeliner quickly yesterday. For some reason it was very soft and crumbly. It ended up getting stuck all over my bottom eyelashes (not a good look).
I also tried the Covergirl Advance Radiance concealer, it was wayyy too yellow on me. Kinda funny how it's too yellow on a yellow person lol Out of all the stuff I bought, the only item that I really 'needed' was the lip pencil, I been looking for one but since this was only $5 I thought why not? I need to stay away from these sales, I always get caught up in the moment and buy a bunch of stuff.

Have you been to the HEAT sales before? 

IMATS this weekend, more spending!!!
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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Review: Dermalogica Skin Perfect Primer SPF30

A good few months ago, I was invited to a beauty bloggers event at Dermalogica. It was a great night held at their training centre in South Melbourne. One of the products introduced to us was the Dermalogica Skin Perfect Primer SPF30*. I have been using the Skin Perfect Primer since. 

According to Dermalogica "combines cutting-edge professional skin care technology with a polished cosmetic effect to smooth, protect and condition skin while correcting surface irregularities and creating a luminous finish".
Additional info:
  • Made in USA
  • RRP $79 (22ml)
  • Available: Online

Application: This can be worn alone or as a foundation prep.

Ingredients and what they do:
  • Silicones & Soy Protein to even out skin texture
  • Natural Minerals to give the natural tint
  • Petide to improve skin firmness
  • White Tea polyphenols inhibit collagen damage
  • Pearl Powder provides that slight glow

What I like:
  • Helps your foundation lasts longer, creates a smooth canvas
  • Works great with all types of foundation. I've tried it on liquid and powder foundation
  • I love the SPF in it, not many primers actually have SPF in them
  • Free of artificial fragrances and colours
  • The colour of this primer is similar to chocolate mousse. For me, it goes on with a very very slight tint so for girls with very fair skin you might see a bit more
  • It didn't break me out
  • Great for combination to oily skin types

    Overall: After 3 months of using this product, I'm still in love with it. Although the price is a little steep, a little product does go a long way with this primer. This is certainly a great product and you should definitely try it out for yourself.


    What primer do you use?
    Thanks for reading!!!
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    Thursday, September 20, 2012

    Vanity Box Jewellery

    Happy Thursday!! Today I will be reviewing accessories from Vanity Box. A month back, I received an email from Vanity Box asking if I would like to review their products. Prior to the email, I've always looked around their site thinking how cute their stuff was but never purchased anything. Vanity Box asked me pick a few items to review. One thing that really surprised me was the quality of their jewellery.
    This is my favourite piece - The Mirabelle. I wore this to work and one of my coworker kept complimenting, she even took it off me for a while and claimed it as her own lol I love the chains with the added crystals.
    Blueberry Heaven is a very pretty looking bracelet. Blueberry Heaven comes with 3 pearl and crystal stretch bracelets. The weight of this bracelet is light but not flimsy. I haven't worn these out yet mainly because it's winter and I wear too much black clothing. I'm just waiting for warmer weather so I can whip out these babies to wear.
    Kate's bow ring is awesome. Initially when I picked it, I thought it was plastic but this ring is made out of metal. It's a little heavier but very sturdy. As you can see from the photos, the quality of this ring is fantastic.

    The package arrived within a few days and the packaging was really secure. There were even 3 pieces of chocolate attached. I ate them straight away, chocolate never lasts long around me. Overall, I'm loving the items that were sent to me! Thank you Vanity Box!!! If you find extra bad grammar and typos in this post, I'm really sorry. Been working really long hours and by the time I get home, I just want to sleep which is what I'll be doing after this post goes live. Good night!!

    Have you shopped at Vanity Box before?

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    Sunday, September 16, 2012

    Arbonne Makeup Primer & Perfecting Liquid Foundation

    Oh my gosh, how fast does the weekend go by?? Sorry I haven't posted much this week, work has been rather hectic and I haven't had time to write up anything. For the past week, I have been trialing Arbonne's Primer* & Perfecting Liquid Foundation*.

    What they say

    Foundation: "Arbonne's Perfecting Liquid Foundation SPF 15 is the ultimate in liquid foundation technology with polypeptides, gliding seamlessly onto the skin creating an even smooth tone."

    Primer: "Prepare your skin for a flawless foundation application, with Arbonne's Makeup Primer, packed with antioxidants and moisturising properties that help to prepare a canvas for flawless makeup application, by reducing the appearance of pores and fine lines."
    When I wear foundation, I always make sure I'm wearing a primer underneath. Why? Because primer as a barrier between your skin and makeup which helps to protect your skin. Using a primer will also make your foundation lasts longer and gives you a flawless look. The texture of the Arbonne Makeup Primer is a clear gel. The pump dispenses just enough for the whole face, only a thin layer is sufficient. My skin felt silky and smooth to touch. I left it on for about a minute just so it can settle before I applied the foundation. This is a great primer, I been using it everyday since I got it.

    Free of Parabens, Phthalates and Talc

    RRP: $50 AUD
    For the Perfecting Liquid Foundation SPF15, I chose shade Honey Beige which suited my skin tone quite well. The tone of this foundation is yellow base. The shade blends really well with my skin tone and also covers up any imperfections. You don't need to use a lot of product, half a pump will cover one cheek. It was quite easy to remove this foundation, I used my usual cleanser and it came off almost immediately. One thing I did notice is that this foundation is probably more suited for Combination to Oily skin. Whilst it did work really well, if you have dry patches on your face like me, the foundation sticks to the flaky skin. 

    Free of Parabens, Phthalates and Talc

    RRP: $55AUD

    Arbonne products are available at www.arbonneinternational.com.au

    Have you tried Arbonne products? What did you think?
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    Giveaway Winner: Bobbi Brown Beauty Rules


    I would like to say a big Thank You to all those who entered this giveaway! The winners have been drawn via Random.org.

    Congratulations to:

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    geekskin
    Hannah_S

    I have sent you both an email, please ensure you respond within 2 days or new winner will be chosen. If you didn't win this time, don't worry! I have my blogiversary giveaway next month and it's open internationally! Stay tune for that!


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    Monday, September 10, 2012

    Giveaway: Bobbi Brown Beauty Rules

    Happy Monday!!! As promised, here's my next giveaway!! This giveaway opportunity is sponsored by Stockland!! I will be giving away two Bobbi Brown Beauty Rules book valued at $36.95 each.

    How to Enter:
    1. Open to Australian residents only 
    2. Must be a follower
    3. Fill in the form below
    4. The Giveaway runs for one week and will close on the 16th of September at 5pm AEST
    5. Winners will be drawn through random.org
    6. Winners will be contacted via email & a reply must be received within 2 days or new winner is chosen
    7. Once winners have been confirmed, details will be forwarded to PR who will then arrange for prizes to be sent out to an Australian address


    Giveaway opportunity provided by Stockland, Australia’s largest diversified property group, with a range of home, land and retail developments across Australia. From houses for sale in Illawarra to homes for sale on the Sunshine Coast, there is sure to be a place to build your perfect home. And, as a leading sustainable organisation, Stockland’s developments are designed to enhance the environment – not to spoil it. Stockland gives your family a place to truly call home – a place where your family can live and grow.


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    Sunday, September 9, 2012

    Giveaway winners!






    Hi all! Thank you to those who entered my giveaway, winners are as follows:

    Everyday Umbrella Giveaway
    xoCatox

    Garnier Dark Spot Pack Giveaway
    Jasmine1485
    Ira S.
    ivvvvvy
    Mum of Aussiekids

    I have sent you all an email, please ensure you respond within 3 days or new winner will be chosen. If you didn't win this time, don't worry I have another giveaway next week =)

    ♥ kerker 
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    Review: Toni & Guy Creative Texturising Glue

    Happy Sunday!! Today I will be reviewing Toni & Guy Creative Texturising Glue*!! I'm sure you all know how important hairstyles are, not only they do improve your look it also helps with improving self-esteem. If I'm feeling down, I always head straight to my hairdresser and do something different. It always cheers me up! I was introduced to Toni & Guy Texturising Glue which gives you the edgy new look to style up your new cut. I got B (my hubby) to trial this product because my hair is too long to do anything with it lol

    According to Toni & Guy "Contours and separates layers for firm hold whilst adding texture. Perfect for fringes, textured lengths or layers. Work product through dry or towel-dried hair with fingers and spread from root to tip".

    Additional info:
    • Made in USA
    • RRP $15.99
    • Availability: Woolworths, Coles, Priceline and Big W

    Application: Squirt a bit of product onto fingers and work through hair from root to tip.

    What he likes:
    • Hair looks soft but firm when you touch it
    • Natural looking
    • Hair moulds easily to how you want to style it
    • A little product is sufficient
    • Doesn't make your hair sticky and easy to wash off
    • Strong hold
    • Lovely scent

      Overall: B says this is a good product, he was surprised at how this creamy textured product can hold so well. To put this product to the test, B styled his hair and he went to play tennis. Two hours later, his hair was the same as when he left the apartment. B gives it a thumbs up, if you have short hair and want something that has a decent hold, definitely try this out!

      What hair styling products do you use?
      Thanks for reading =)
      ♥ kerker 
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      Thursday, September 6, 2012

      Review: Necessity Fixaderm 100% Natural Skin Repair

      I dunno about you but I quite enjoy hot showers but I was reading that if you take long showers it softens and removes the protective oils that our skin naturally produces. So this explains why my back is so dry and patchy. Some days are worse than others. Sometimes when I'm asleep at night, im scratching like crazy. Since I can't control the itching at night, it leaves me with scars. I was received an email asking if I wanted to try Necessity Fixaderm*. I read through the benefits and thought I should give it a go on my itchy back lol 

      According to Necessity "Fixaderm is made from the finest quality essential and plant oils. The blend of 11 oils has been tested and refined over several years, resulting in a unique formula that may alleviate skin discomfort, help prevent infection and help promote healing. The five active oils, Calendula, Lavender, Patchouli, Rosehip, and Tea Tree are well known for relieving a range of skin problems. These active oils interact with the six excipient oils, Almond, Camellia, Jojoba, Evening Primrose, Niaouli, and Rosewood to provide a comfortable skin repair solution for damage caused by a wide range of conditions."
      Necessity Fixaderm may help:
      • Relieve itching, discomfort and may promote healing for cuts, and insect bites
      • Clear up range of skin problems including rashes, prickly heat, tinea, nail infections
      • Keep skin clear of infections
      • Provide immediate relief and may promote healing of minor burns and sunburns
      • Reduce the appearance of stretchmarks and scars
      • Restore sun-damage skin
      • Clear up dermatitis

      Application: I apply it straight out of the shower because I believe its the best time for your skin to absorb the oils. I use about 4-5 drops directly from the bottle and rub it onto my back (try to reach as far back as I can lol)

      Additional info:
      • Made in Australia
      • RRP $14.95 AUD for 30ml
      • Availability: Health stores and chemist or online www.necessity.net.au 

      What I like:

      • Non-greasy
      • 100% natural no chemicals
      • Reduce itchiness
      • Reduces the appearance of my scars
      • The scent smells good
      • Great price 
      • Design of the bottle - If you look at my photo, it looks like it's reversed but it actually quite a nifty design - it stops bacteria from getting inside and it also prevent spills

        Overall: I have tried this product on my back and 1 pimple. I had this weird acne thing a week ago and it was hurting like anything so I thought I would rub some fixaderm on it, the next morning it was painless and it even shrunk a bit!! What I love about this product is that it has this cool and calming effect on your skin. I would buy this once my current bottle runs out. It's a handy little bottle to have around the house, never know when you're going to need it.

        Thanks for reading =)
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        Wednesday, September 5, 2012

        Review: Bloggy Personal Planner

        A month ago, the awesome peeps at Personal-Planner asked if I wanted to create my own customised planner*, seriously who wouldn't want a personalised planner? Timing was good too because I recently went back to studying. 

        This site is great for creating customised planner. The designing process is so easy and it takes you through step by step in creating the look you want and need.
        You can select different sizes for your planner from small to large and now they recently added A5. I chose the A5 because it's perfect size for the handbag. I made pretty much everything pink. It comes with a ruler and plastic sleeve which I'm currently using it to store my business cards.
        Then you select the way you want the pages to look e.g date layout, colour schemes, todo list, gym workout. The best feature would be that you can add birthdays and anniversaries. An even niftier option is you can import it straight from facebook.
        Delivery time took about 2 weeks, it came exactly how I expected it. The paper quality is great, thick and durable makes writing on it very easy. Overall, I am very happy with this planner and would love to order another one next year.

        If you guys are interested in creating your own planner or notebook, Personal-Planner has offered a coupon code. Use D-GRNT-RUXI for 20% off your order, expires on the 14th of September so get in quick!!!


        Thanks for reading =)
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        Monday, September 3, 2012

        Cetaphil Restoraderm Skin Restoring Body Wash & Moisteriser

        This week is Eczema Awareness Week. The aim is to raise awareness of eczema and as a source of help and support for those affected. Eczema affects one in three Australian at some point in their lives (mostly commonly occurring in infants). Symptoms of Eczema are itchy skin, reoccuring rash, thick skin and lesions.

        Currently there is no cure for ezcema but it can be kept under control by treatment and maintaining a daily skin care routine. Treatment include tropical corticoteroids, antihistamines and antibiotics. It is also important to find a good soap and moisturiser for eczema prone skin.

        Cetaphil Restoraderm skin restoring body wash* and moisteriser* work together to improve skin hydration and maintain skin barrier integrity in children and adults.

        The body wash is fragrance free and soap free which helps with the skins natural barrier and restores moister back to dry skin. The body moisturiser is the perfect compliment to the body wash. It is a light, creamy and non-greasy moisteriser which helps to moisturise very dry, itchy and sensitive skin. Because it is non-greasy, it will absorb quickly into the skin leaving it soft and soothed. By using these products, it doesn't guarantee that dry itchy skin will completely disappear, it will only lessen the severity.

        Additional info:
        • Price: 
          • Body wash $19.99 (295ml)
          • Moisturiser $25.99 (295ml)
        • Availability: Pharmacies and large retailers 

        Do you or know anyone who suffers from Eczema? 
        Thanks for reading =)
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        Source: Eczema

        Saturday, September 1, 2012

        Giveaway: Garnier Dark Spot pack

        What better way to start September off by announcing a giveaway!! The lovely people at Garnier has kindly offered 4 Garnier Dark Spot packs to giveaway!!! You might have read my previous post about attending the Garnier Dark Spot event, well here's your chance to try it out for yourself!

        Garnier has 4 packs to giveaway! 

        How To Enter
        1. Open to Australian residents only 
        2. Must be a follower
        3. Fill in the form below
        4. The Giveaway runs a bit over a week and will close on the 9th of September at 5pm AEST
        5. Winners will be drawn through random.org
        6.Winners will be contacted via email & a reply must be received within 2 days or new winner is chosen
        7. Once winners have been confirmed, details will be forwarded to Garnier who will then arrange for prizes to be sent out to an Australian address (unfortunately cannot post to PO Boxes)



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