Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Review: Lush The Sacred Truth Fresh Face Mask

Whoa man it's Wednesday!! That means exam tomorrow!!!!! I haven't had time to prepare a post this week so this is a something I prepared a month a go (reminds me of those cooking shows and here's what we prepared earlier lol).
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The other day I was in the city, I walked past the Swanston St Lush store. I thought to myself that I haven't bought any Lush face mask in a while so I picked up The Sacred Truth Fresh Face Mask. The lady at Lush said this was the best seller of the day so I gave it a go.

According to Lush "The truth is, we all need protection from ageing. The vital antioxidant action of wheatgrass, ginseng and green tea combines with fresh papaya, cleansing clays and nutritious butters to defend the skin. This mask delivers live, fresh, active ingredients, which enhance and refresh the complexion. Apply to clean skin, avoiding the eye area. Leave for five to ten minutes, and then rinse away with warm water. Keep chilled."
Application: Apply a thick layer on a clean face avoiding the eye area. Leave for 10 mins then rinse off with water.

Additional info:
  • Made in Australia
  • RRP $15.95 75g
  • Not tested on animals

What it feels like: A smooth thick texture. From the photos it reminds me of black sesame ice cream.

What I like:
  • Does not irritate my skin
  • Leaves skin feeling soft

What I dislike:
  • My face felt oily the following morning
  • Not a fan of the scent of this face mask, smell lingers for a while
  • A little harder to wash off, I had to use a wash cloth to get most of it off

Overall: This face mask isn't for me but everyone's preference and skin type is different. Personally I wouldn't buy again. My all time favourite Lush face masks is still Love lettuce and BB seaweed, they are so awesome my face felt so smooth and clean.

Thanks for reading!!!
♥ kerker 
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

JETS Swimwear Lauches 'You Can' Collection with Katies & Sony Foundation

Happy Tuesday!!! Two more days until freedom (in other words exams will be over)! I normally don't post about fashion but today I wanted to share a collaboration JETS will be launching with Katies and Sony Foundation’s key charity program, You Can.

What is the You Can Campaign?
The You Can campaign is all about donating your old mobile phones to raise funds for building specialised youth cancer centres around Australia. The phones collected are refurbished and resold which will translate into funds for the Sony Foundation You Can Campaign. Any phones that cannot be used will broken down and recycled. Jets is supporting the You Can campaign by raising awareness.



The Jets You Can collection has been design with Katies featuring tropical florals, leopard prints and trendy block colours. You Can envelopes will be available through Katies stores and will be received by every customer who purchases from the JETS You Can Collection. You can also visit the You Can website for alternative options to donate.

The collection will be available at Katies from Wednesday 24th October with a view to raise awareness of the You Can Campaign.

Thanks for reading and I do hope you donate your old mobile phones!

♥ kerker 

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post, I wanted to help raise awareness for the You Can Campaign.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Blogiversary Giveaway! (Closed)

My blog officially turned one last week!!!! I can't believe it has actually been a year since I started this blog. To celebrate this milestone, I am running a giveaway to celebrate. Over the last few months, I have been gathering prizes for this giveaway and it's finally here!! You might be thinking why there is only one beauty product? Well I did buy a bunch of nail polishes but found out yesterday we're not allowed to send nail polish internationally so accessories it is!
What's in this giveaway:
  • Forever New Envelope Lock Clutch
  • Bloom Pure Mineral Eye Shadow & Brush Set in Emerald
  • Equip Bangle
  • Diva Bow Hair Clips in Black & Red
  • Lovisa Bird Cage Necklace
  • Korean Pearl Earrings
  • Forever New Floral Ring
  • Forever New Bow Pearl Earrings
  • Forever New Pearl Diamante Earrings

Terms & Conditions:
  • Open internationally 
  • Must be a follower
  • Fill in the form below
  • The Giveaway runs for three weeks and will close on the 9th of November at 5pm Melbourne time
  • All entries will be checked and verified before drawn via random.org
  • Winner will be contacted via email & a reply must be received within 2 days or new winner is chosen
  • I will be using standard mailing and will not be held responsible for lost or damaged mail



Good luck and thank you so much for all your support.
♥ kerker 

Disclaimer: Everything in this giveaway has been purchased by me. All items are brand new with tags.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Guest post: Char reviews Garnier BB cream

Happy Tuesday All! Today I have a special guest, my cousin Char from Foodprints!! This is the first ever guest post hosted on my blog, quite exciting and I got to share it with my cousin. You also get a break from all the grammatical errors that I usually make lol Char will be reviewing the new Garnier BB cream Oily & Combination skin.
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This is my first time guest blogging and reviewing make up (as my blog is just an outlet for my food adventures) but I was excited when asked by Kerri of The Ugly Moments (also known as my dear cousin) if I wanted to guest blog, of course I was more than willing!

I've been a long-time user of Garnier's BB Cream but have always found the old formula very dewy once applied and I would never leave the house without applying some powder foundation over it. Once it ran out, I was ready to switch BB creams until Kerri asked if I wanted Garnier's New BB Cream and of course I couldn't say no. And I'm glad I didn't!
The new formula is a great improvement from the old. It is now oil-free; leaving you with a matte finish. It's great if you're in the rush and don't have time to do your make up each morning which I'm guilty of most days. And on days I do have time, I find it is a good alternative to using a primer. It also doesn't have an obnoxious and over-bearing fragrance to it anymore. It is lighter than the old formula yet it doesn't compromise on coverage, as I've found this new formula to give much better coverage and much easier to blend in.
I've been using this product for over a week now and I've found that my pores have minimised and my skin is more hydrated. I highly recommend this product to everyone and anyone!
Char, of foodprints
Instagram: @Chargh
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I hope you all enjoyed this guest post from Char. I would like to start monthly guest post on my blog for the next for months as a trial, it's nice to have someone different once in a while. Let me know if you would like to guest post on my blog next month, send me an email or tweet me! I'll try to schedule one guest post per month!
♥ kerker 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Review: Clinique Stay Matte Oil Free Makeup

The last few months, I have been on a search for a new base product. When I was offered to try the Clinique Stay Matte Oil Free Makeup*, I was so excited. I thought great something for my greasy forehead!!

What it claims "This lightweight gel-cream texture provides all day coverage with a mattifying finish and feels as comfortable as wearing nothing at all. Controls oil breakthrough and keeps skin shine-free, even in extreme heat and humidity all day. Contains shine absorbers to refine the look of troubled areas. Skin looks and feels flawless all day long."

Additional info:
  • RRP $50 (30ml)
  • 20 Shades ranging from very fair to deep
  • Available: Clinique counters or Online
  • Made in Belgium
  • Medium coverage

What I like:
  • It covers without clogging pores
  • Texture is creamy but light
  • Blends easily
  • Feels quite comfortable on the skin
  • Simple and clean packaging in a squeezable bottle
  • Great for summer

Overall: As this is a matte foundation, I wouldn't recommend this for people with dry skin. If you have normal to oily skin, this foundation is great. It doesn't eliminate all shine but it does reduce quite a bit. Definitely worth a try if you're looking for a matte foundation!!

Have you matte foundation before? Love/Hate it?
♥ kerker 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Rose-Hip Vital Rosehip Oil

I first discovered Rosehip Oil 2 years ago on the Vogue forums. All the girls on there were raving on about how awesomely good this product was. The curious me, had to try it out. After finishing the bottle, I forgotten about it until the lovely PR for Rose-Hip Vital asked if I wanted to try out their recently launched Rosehip Oil Organic Cold Press*. You might be thinking what's cold press? It means that it's extracted without using heat or chemicals so the product is more beneficial for you.

Why use Rosehip Oil?
  • Reduce appearance of stretchmarks and scars
  • Maintain skin hydration
  • Improve the appearance of dry skin
  • Diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Promote skin elasticity and texture
  • Repair sun damage and skin tissue
  • Reduce pigmentation

Additional info:
  • RRP $19.95 (30ml)
  • Available: Leading pharmacies and health food stores

Application: I like to have my face and hands damp when using the oil. Add 3 drops of the Rosehip Oil onto hand and rub it around the face. I use this once every 2-3 nights. I find that if i start using it every night, it starts to clog my pores. This replaces my night moisteriser on the nights I'm using the oil.

What I like:
  • The smell is not as strong as other Rosehip Oil
  • Face look clearer with reduce red blotches on my face
  • Great for all skin types
  • Excellent price

    Overall: Great product and price. Only downside is if you use it every night, your pillow might get a little stinky lol If you're looking for something that will improve your skin condition, this is a must!

    Have you tried Rosehip Oil? Love/Hate it? Tell me!!
    ♥ kerker 

    Wednesday, October 3, 2012

    IMATS and stuff

    If you read my post on Ladurée, you would have known I went to IMATS in Sydney!!!! I've been looking forward to this event for a while. This was my first time going and I really didn't know what to expect. I had the weekend pass but only went on Saturday, I pretty much covered it in half a day (would be quicker but I waited a lot). I was a little disappointed that NYX wasn't there, I was sooo looking forward to finally getting their stuff.
    I got there at around 11, it was really busy and I felt kinda overwhelmed by the amount of people. Being the newbie I am, I stood around for ages trying to get closer to the MUFE stand. It doesn't matter how long I wait, chicks kept pushing in so I started to do the same - Tip #1 Push in!
    Friday night we had KFC for dinner, they gave us a bunch of wet naps which I didn't end up using and I took it with me to IMATS in case I needed to clean my hands...SMARTEST idea ever!! lol I was swatching so much I had no room left on my hand, these KFC wet naps saved me from walking to the toilet - Tip #2 Bring wet towels!
    Andddd here's what I bought!! If I bought more money with me, I would have kept going (lucky I didn't). Tip #3 Don't bring so much money or you'll spend it all!

    List of what I bought:
    • MUFE HD Foundation in 120
    • MUFE HD Primer in 5
    • MUFE HD Concealer in 325
    • MUFE HD Powder
    • MUFE HD Aqua Shadow
    • MUFE flat steel palette
    • Inglot Lipstick 259 - This colour washes me out, looked nice swatched on my hand
    • MAC blush Peachykeen
    • Design Brush Cleaner
    • 3 Beauty Pods - These guys are very cute, it was 1 for $10 or 3 for $24

    So there you go, hope you enjoyed my post. I would have loved to taken more photos but couldn't get any more decent looking photos. I'm hoping next year, I can go to IMATS again and stay longer in Sydney. I've always wanted to visit the Blue Mountains but timing has been always off.

    I'm getting my new camera this weekend!!!!!! Hopefully my photos will be better quality and I can post more photos for you guys!

    Did you go to IMATS? What did you buy?
    ♥ kerker 

    Monday, October 1, 2012

    Ladurée Sydney

    Last weekend, I went up to Sydney for IMATS. Sunday morning, I woke up with this massive urge for macarons and since so many people has been saying how awesome the macarons are at Ladurée Patisserie, I wanted to try it for myself! I'm a real fan of sweet stuff, I usually need to eat something sweet everyday or I get grumpy. Look how excited I got when I got some! This photo was taken near the toilets in Westfield, a few girls walked past and gave me the wth look lol.
    When I first rocked up at Ladurée, I was surprised at how many people are actually lining up. We were in the queue for about 15-20mins, the queue was long mainly females. I guess females are the ones with the sweet tooth lol.
    They have these cute little candle sets available for purchase, a little on the pricey side but so cute. The lighting at Ladurée wasn't great so I ended up taking a million photos of everything and I had to select the better photos to stick on this blog.
    I got myself 5 yummy macarons - almond marshmallow, raspberry, pistachio, strawberry marshmellow and the salted caramel. The macarons are priced at $3.20 each, a little expensive compared to others but still quite reasonable. All the good stuff is always in Sydney, why doesn't Melbourne ever get anything good?  Next time, I head to Sydney I will treat myself to more macarons! These are delicious little gems.

    Are you a macaron lover like meee?
    ♥ kerker 
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