Tuesday, December 30, 2014



Goodbye 2014!

Goodbye 2014 and all of the trash that has gone with it!
Feels like a good time to start fresh with some new and exciting products!

Now let's dig through my last lot of trash for the year!
Looking forward to trying a whole new bunch of fun products in the new year!

Make sure you are following me so you don't miss out on anything!

Neutrogena Pore Refining Exfoliating Cleanser
Johnsons Hair Minimising Body Lotion
Bic Soleil Glow x3 Pack Razors
Velvet Goats Milk x2 Pack Soaps
Colgate Optic White Toothbrush + Built in Whitening Pen

Colgate 12hr Total Protection Toothpaste
Lush Rub Rub Rub Shower Scrub Sample
Aqua Marine Body Lotion
Schwarzkopf Essence Ultime Omega Repair Shampoo
x3 Sample Bottles of Pantene Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo
LaMer Moisturising Gel Cream Gel Sample Pot
Avon Light Brown Brow Glimmerstick Pencil
  x2 Vagisil Satchets

A nice kind of large lot of products and samples to say goodbye to as the
year comes to an end.

Time to start the year fresh and with a little more space made.

Many exciting changes coming next year both on and offline.
Can't wait to share it all with those who like to stop by here for a read!


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*All photos & opinions are my own



H  A  U  L 


Cash in your points for free beauty products by simply participating on Beautyheaven's
website. It's easy! Write product reviews, make comments, invite your friends to join,
chat in the forums, join the trial team plus heaps of other ways!

To find out more sign up here yourself and start earning to partake in the next
Beautorium. They happen a few times a year and it is so much fun!

Here is my latest haul!

Kora Organics Luxurious Rosehip Oil
RRP: $44.95 (15ml)

WotNot Naturally Nurturing Wipes Facial Wipes for Sensitive Skin
RRP: $7.95 (25 Pack)

Natures Organic Summer Mint Refreshing Body Wash
RRP: $5.49 (725ml)

Natures Organic Care Soft Vanilla Shea Replenishing Hand Wash
RRP: $3.99 (250ml)

Mode Nail Enamel in Lust Lovin'
RRP: $2.45 (15ml)

Sinful Colors Nail Cream Enamel in GoGo Girl
RRP: $4.95 (15ml)

Designer Brands Quick Dry Nail Enamel in Watermelon Gold
RRP: $7.99 (Does not state quantity!)

Schick Intuition Pure Nourishment
RRP: $12.69

Total Points Spent = 1870
Remaining Points = 167 (cringe!)

I actually also ordered the WotNot Facial Wipes for Oily & Sensitive Skin
but was later informed due to a glitch that these were actually sold out at the time I
ordered them. So Beautyheaven kindly refunded my points including an extra 100 points
for the inconvenience. Not a big deal, so happy days! :)

Bonus Items!
x3 Vagisil Wipes
x1 Planet Eve Facial Exfoliator Sachet

Are you a member of Beautyheaven?
Did you spend your points this time?
Let me know what you picked up!

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*These products were purchased using a points system on the Beautyheaven website + a small postage fee
*All photos & opinions are my own

Wednesday, December 24, 2014



December 2014 Box!

Sign up here to get $5 off your first box!

A few months ago I had a voucher to spend on http://www.isubscribe.com.au
and whilst browsing around I stumbled across BellaBox subscriptions so I thought
why not? I'm not a big fan of accumulating countless magazines, I'd rather a surprise
box each month with actual products I can use and enjoy, rather than just reading about them!

So I purchased a 3 month subscription and then waited and waited....and waited!
More than 3 months passed by. (They say to wait up to 8 weeks for your first delivery.)
So I was more than patient in my opinion, and sick of waiting, I figured something wasn't quite
right and I would probably be waiting forever. So I contacted BellaBox to chase it up.

Not 100% sure what went wrong. But it seems to me there must have been a glitch in the
system somewhere along the lines and they either never received my order from iSubscribe
or it just got missed.

Anyhow, a few days later it was all sorted and my first box was finally on the way!

I'm sure I'm not the only one who has done a bit of sticky beeking around the social network
and seen a lot of mixed reviews and feelings about this months box as there was a bit of
variety of products which were sent out. I was very fortunate to receive a Kora Organics
product. Other boxes I have seen received the Kora Organics Hydrating Mask. If I'd have had
the luxury to have chosen, I would have picked that as I already have this Kora Organics
Day & Night Cream. However, it is a lovely product, so am also very happy to have a
back up as it is quite pricey.  Some others received a Fuse Gelnamel Starter Kit which I am
glad to have missed as I already have it and have no need for a second one.

It has me wondering what the following 2 boxes will hold as there have been a lot of
people receive boxes containing just sample satchets which is quite disheartening and I feel
bad for those people as I feel that that is quite unfair for the price you pay. 

RRP: $ (50ml)

Liquid Rollers Curl Balm
RRP: $29.95 (FULL SIZE)

Wella Professional
Luxe Oil
RRP: $42.00 (FULL SIZE)

Elizabeth Mott
It's So Big Mascara
RRP: $25.00

Coastal Scents
Revealed Palette Sampler Quad
RRP: $35.00 (FULL SIZE)

I really love these shades and will get a lot of use out of this sampler quad.
I would be interested in purchasing the full sized palette based on these shades so far as they
as quite pigmented and the shimmery ones are so so pretty and I love that it's mixed with some
basic wearable everyday mattes as well.


Superstay Better Skin Foundation
RRP: $23.95 (FULL SIZE)

Did you receive BellaBox this month?
Which beauty boxes do you subscribe to?
Let me know your fav!

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*Not sponsored

Sunday, December 21, 2014



Sensationail Starter Kit


When it comes to DIY manis and pedis at home, I am always stuck for the time it takes for my
polish to dry. Most polishes, no matter how pretty, just take way too long to dry and always end 
up getting completely ruined even before I get the chance to leave the house and enjoy them for
just one day!

I have heard so much hype around Gel manis this year and how amazing and long last they are,
that I knew, I just knew I had to try it out because it seems to be the perfect solution to all of my
nail nightmares! Taking only 30 short seconds to completely dry? How could I not love this?!

This Fuse kit seems like a great place to start. It comes with everything I could possibly need
to begin painting...

Fuse Gelnamel Polish in 'Na-No Way!'
Fuse Cleanser
 LED Lamp
Lint Free Wipes
Double Sided Nail Buffer
Manicure Stick
Easy To Follow Instruction Booklet

RRP: $49.99

What I find mind blowing about this whole kit, is the fact that no base nor top coat is needed!
The Gelnamel is an all in one formula that requires just one coat which in turn gives you a
perfectly polished, shiny, strong as 'nails' pop of colour finish! I can't believe how easy and
effective the whole kit is! Definitely worth what seems to be quite a hefty price tag for you
DIY mani/pedi. However think of it like this - It's salon quality at home. It's longer lasting!
The kit contains more than just your regular run of the mill nail polish as this contains your
base & top coat plus polish colour all in one! And most importantly to me, the dry time saves
you a bad mood for the rest of the day because you haven't ruined all your hard work waiting
around for it to dry! Nobody has time for that! Especially not me!

Apart from the fact that I can't paint my nails neatly to save myself, that aside,
you can't deny the vibrant colour and incredible shine this polish portrays.
I already know this polish is going to last because I've already tried to pick and
scratch at it, just to see if it passes the 'CandyFairy Blogs Test!'
So far so good!

Other incredibly gorgeous Fuse Gelnamel nail shades include -
E-Motion (Purple), Such A Laser (Gold Shimmer), Lightening Jolt (Magenta + Glitter),
Gone Fission ( Baby Pink + Glitter).

RRP: $14.99each

Have you ever tried a Gel nail polish at home?
What was your experience like?

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*These products were kindly sent to me for review
*All photographs & opinions 100% honest and are all my own!

Friday, December 19, 2014



($19.95 per month!)

Summer Edition!

So another subscription box landed at my door this month and how excited am I?
Almost as excited as opening all my presents of Christmas Day! That's how excited I
was to receive this box!

Packed to the max with full size products with brands I love and all of these products I have
never tried so I am so impressed that they have managed to do that!

Make sure you are following me here on the blog so you don't miss out on
any of the reviews I will be posting about these products in more detail at a later date!

BYS 'Sugar Baby' Lashes
RRP: $9.95

Maybelline Color Whisper Lipstick
'Oh La Lilac'
RRP: $14.95

Designer Brands Outrageous Volume Mascara
RRP: $9.99

LeTan Wash Off
Dark Bronze
RRP: $14.99

Nicole by OPI Nail Lacquer
'Some Hearts'
(Carrie Underwood Collection)
RRP: $14.95

Australis Crayon
'Alluring Virtue'
RRP: $8.95


Overall a fantastic mix of products and almost all are full size!
This is such amazing value and I am 101% happy with my box!
Even though this is aimed at readers of Girlfriend magazine, so those much younger
than me, I still really enjoyed the box and very much love all of the products chosen to go into it.
So I am very glad I took the plunge and signed up! Probably the best and most exciting subscription
box I've ever received!

Have you signed up for either Girlfriend's or Marie Claire's
The Parcel? Which products are you loving the most?
Let's follow each other! 
*Not sponsored

Sunday, December 14, 2014




RRP: $59.00 (30ml)

Most of us have been there some time or another. We buy the perfect foundation,
it gives a flawless finish, looks either matte or dewy and fresh and never cakey or drying.
We wear it to death and when we go to reach for our trusty back up we realise it is not longer
Winter, but Summer and our skin tone has warmed from the sun and fake tanning and now our
perfect foundation is completely the wrong shade! Whaaa!

Here's where I come in to let you in a few simple tips and tricks to make your foundation work
for your skin tone. No matter if it is too light or too dark. Most of the time, it can be easily fixed
with a bit of tweaking with just one product!

My skin tone is naturally pretty light. I'm not totally pasty, but I'm definitely not super tanned either.
So when this incredibly lust worthy foundation landed on my desk to dry I knew I had to make
it work!

This Laura Mercier Moisture Supreme Foundation is in the shade Golden Beige and is about
 2-3 shades too dark for my skin at the moment. I have been fake tanning a lot recently
 so it doesn't look too far from the rest of the skin on my body, but I do still need to lighten it up a bit.

To lighten up a darker foundation simply find your favourite moisturiser or sunscreen.
The richer and thicker the cream the better chance of it lightening up your foundation and giving
your skin a dewy, fresh and natural finish whilst also moisturising and protecting your face
from the sun! Bonus win!

Here I have blended equal amounts of the Laura Mercier Moisture Supreme Foundation
with my favourite daily moisturiser of the moment. Puretopia's Instant Moisture Daily
Face Moisturiser which contains SPF 15 which aids in the lightening process.
As you can see the result is a much better match to my skin's colour!

This particular foundation is easy to work with with the pump dispenser. The product is a great
consistency. Not too thick or runny. I found it blended out onto my skin better when I used my
beauty blender as opposed to my fingers as the product did not want to move around once applied
with my fingers. However once I added the Puretopia Instant Moisturiser, it blended much easier
and gave my skin a dewy finish as well as added hydration as this foundation already contains
an amazing hydrating formulation.

The coverage of this foundation is quite good, it conceals fine lines although it
does not conceal pores at all. I would recommend using a good primer underneath!
The Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Radiance is on my wish list!

The packaging of this bottle is gorgeous is it's glass bottle. I love foundations in glass bottles as
opposed to plastic ones as I find they store and last much better and longer this way. They also
look much better quality, you just need to be careful not to drop them!
That, as any beauty addict would agree, is a makeup tragedy!

fragrance, silicone & paraben free?!

On the flip side, if you find you seem to be stuck with a foundation too light for your current
skin tone, either mix a bit of a darker shade if you have it, or blend a bit of fake tan into it!
Just play around with different quantities to get your perfected DIY shade!


Do you have foundations stuffed away in draws no being used because the shade is
either too light or too dark?

Let me know your tips below!

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*This product were kindly sent to me for review
*All photographs & opinions 100% honest and are my own






Weather it's a work Christmas party, family get together, New Years celebrations or just
your typical Aussie summer beach day, then chances are you don't want to have to worry
about any unwanted hair poking out in inappropriate places!

This is where products like these from Andrea (listed below!) come to your rescue!
They've got you covered from head to toe with both their Face & Body depilatory cream

Super effective and best of all PAIN FREE!

Gentle Hair Remover
RRP: $18.95
No one will ever have to know you get that pesky stray hair here or there or even if there are more,
keep it a secret by using Andrea's Gentle Hair Remover depilatory cream. It comes complete with an
easy to use small, white plastic spatula to make application precise and clean. Simply apply
generously to your unwanted hair and dampen the skin. Leave to sit for approx 5 to 8 minutes max.
Gently wipe cream and hair away for a warm damp cotton ball, wipe or facial washer and
then apply the Skin Smoothing Creme immediately afterwards to soothe and moisturise the area.

I have personally found this works perfectly on my upper lip and stray eyebrow hairs that grow
awol out toward my hairline. The cream feels completely fine on my skin and I wasn't sensitive
to it at all which is imperative when dealing with the delicate skin around the face!
It completely took care of my stay hairs and left my skin smooth and soft after the Skin Smoothing
Creme was applied. The hair has been gone for weeks! This is so much better than waxing!

Gentle Hair Remover
RRP: $18.95
If you prefer to dodge the pain of waxing, especially if you've been cursed with an uber amount
of unwanted body hair, even if it is course then this is your saviour! Specially formulated to remove
even the most stubborn of hairs with ease, this cream is so amazingly good!

I love how easy it is to just smooth the product over the hairs and all you need to do is
just sit back, have a cuppa and wait 3 to 5 (15 minutes max!) minutes and wa-la!
You are totally hair free! Too easy!

The Skin Smoothing Creme also comes in handy to help restore the pH balance to the skin in the
area where the hair has been removed and also moisturises and soothes. It feels great!

There is barely any smell to these products. No hot or cold sticky mess and absolutely no pain!
I am loving this alternative to waxing during the Summer time, and for the bargain price, this is
much cheaper than most waxing products and definitely many coins cheaper then baring
 all to a complete stranger in a beauty salon!
DIY has never been easier!

For more about Andrea products check out their website below!


What is your hair removal process for the silly season?

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*These products were kindly sent to me for review
*All photographs & opinions 100% honest and are my own

Thursday, December 11, 2014


~ S W A R O V S K I ~

Luxe Gifts For Her...!

In case you didn't know, I have the most amazing husband in the world who knows how much
I adore the Swarovski brand. So after my regular must have look in their store and drooling for a bit
I was off to do some damage at a few other stores I was eager to get to and could actually spend
money at! So being a typical guy, it didn't surprise me when he told me to go ahead and that he
 would catch up with me soon. Bless him, taking the kiddly winks and giving me some much
needed alone time to shop! (By the way, this is a very rare occurrence!)

Upon meeting up again of course he was all casual and said nothing as my jaw hit the floor
when I saw the navy blue and shiny silver Swarovski bag hanging so calmly off the pram!

Far out, this man knows how to score mega points!
Merry Christmas to me!

Baron Earrings
RRP: $219.00

Baron Bracelet
RRP: $349.00

The Barron Collection also contains an amazing necklace, however to avoid being too
OTT, these two (well actually 3 pieces as there are two earrings and one bracelet but
let's not get all techie here!) pieces will do me just fine! :)

Shop Swarovski For Christmas!

Are you a Swarovski fan?
Which pieces are you lusting for this Christmas?

Miranda Kerr - The Face Of This Stunning Collection!

See How They Are Made In More Detail!

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*Videos are credit to Swarovski's official website & Youtube channel
*All photographs & opinions are my own