Wednesday, September 21, 2016


VANI-T Beauty 
Tanning & Makeup Review!

It's that time of the year again when the sun shines a little brighter, the breeze feels a little warmer
and our clothes become a little.... well little! With that for a lot of us comes the desire to appear like
we have just come home from a Summer holiday somewhere exotic. For me, I love to tan because it
gives the illusion that my body is more toned, slimmer and healthier looking than it actually is!

I do suffer from varicose veins and cellulite on my legs and having a good tan on me seems to hide
and disguise these flaws quite a bit. I never, ever sun bake for real. I am extremely sun conscious
and only ever fake my bake all the way! With so many amazing products just like these ones
which are so affordable and readily available it makes being able to achieve this so easy!

Today, because I am such a fan of this brand and truly believe in these products I am going to chat to
you about them! So let's go!

There is no mistaking Vani-T's magenta pink and silver metallic packaging! It is very much my style
and this pump style bottle is so easy to use and doesn't get all drippy and messy at all! The deep
brown formula comes out in a light foam consistency and applied to the mitt then onto the skin
gently and evenly leaving a light caramel toasty layer which deepens in shade within just one hour
before washing off. Can be left on to develop a deeper tan if desired.

The formula is both hydrating, anti-ageing and dries almost instantly!
Some key ingredients include - Vitamins A & E, Certified organic Aloe Vera extract and Kakadu
Plum extract. - $39.95

Left leg natural - Right leg with one layer of Vani-T Brazilian Bronze Moouse!

This vanillary scented and generously sized body wash is by far one of the nicest I have used in quite
a while! The metallic pink and silver packaging is so eye catching and pretty! I really love how it
looks in my shower waiting for me each morning and night. I just love using it!

The formula is a magical shimmering light golden liquid which makes me feel like a bit of
a fairy queen. Made with natural and organic ingredients which not only cleanse, but hydrate, build
collagen and renew the skin. It is also anti-ageing, full of antioxidants and sulphate free! - $20.95

I have to admit when it comes to tanning, I can't always be bothered to use a tanning mitt. However
when I do you can really see the difference it makes when it comes to how my tan application turns
out. A bronzing mitt not only saves your hands from turning orange or deep brown, it is less mess
and applies a more even, streak free and better looking tan!

This mitt is made from polyester microfibre and can be simply rinsed out and used over and over
again. You can really tell it has been made with quality materials as the mitt is nice and thick and
feels strong and not likely to just fall apart which has happened to me in the past! - $11.95

Vani-T Lipstick - La Femme 3.5g
Vani-T also offer a range of mineral makeup and beauty tools including some incredibly beautiful floating crystal makeup brushes! This like other makeup by the brand is housed in the most eye
catching lipstick case I have ever seen! I am loving that this lippy shade is a great everyday colour!
It has a lovely satin finish and sheen to it which feels soft and moisturising to the lips.

Other lipstick shades by Vani-T include - Cupcake, Angel, French Kiss, Vamp, Undress, Scandal,
Frisky Business, Gossip, Enchantress, Peek-A-Boo & Screen Siren. - $33.95

Have you tried Vani-T products before?
What are your thoughts on mineral makeup?

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*These products have been kindly sent to me for consideration/review
*All photographs & video are my own work & my opinions are all 100% honest & all my own

Monday, September 19, 2016


ESJ Skincare 
Lady Gorgeous Review!

When it comes to skincare, being a girlie girl at heart I can't deny I am always drawn in by pretty
appealing packaging. Like this luxurious set by ESJ Skincare, there is no denying the presentation
of these products is second to none. Definitely something very special!

This sweet pink sturdy box keeps your womanly bottles safe and secure after purchase, or in
the post if shopping online or gifting to a friend. The rose petals and personalised note are a special
personal added touch that tells me this company goes above and beyond for their customers. This
product duo is the perfect pick for any woman!

To clarify these bottles are x1 Body Cleanser and x1 Body Moisturiser! Upon first glance I was sure
this was a perfume set! By far the most beautiful and luxe cleanser and moisturiser duo I have ever
owned or used! I am feeling very special indeed when using these lightly fragranced products!

Some of my favourite ingredients include -  Ylang Ylang Flower Oil, Macadamia Nut Seed Oil, 
Sweet Almond Oil, Blood Orange Oil, Shea Butter, Lemon Peel Oil and Kakadu Plum Fruit Extract.
These products are 79% (Cleanser) and 84% (Moisturiser) organic ingredients!

ESJ Skincare also offer a version of products for the men in our lives. Think deep navy sexy abs man
bottles. *sigh* Definitely something I know my hubby would LOVE! I am going to have to keep this
in mind for one of his Christmas pressies this year! Make sure you take a look at 'The Gentleman'
over on the ESJ website!

Each collection retails for $89.00 and can be purchased safe and securely directly from ESJ's website.
Are you into luxurious skincare or tend to stick to the basic budget buys?

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*This product has been kindly sent to me for consideration/review
*All photographs & video are my own work & my opinions are all 100% honest & all my own



Beauty Box Unboxing & Review!

You know how I love my subscription boxes and this time around I have a simply gorgeous Aussie
one! Honestly with all of the different beauty boxes there are around there are few which actually
give you full size products each time, every month!

This box is all about pampering yourself at bath time which is my favourite (and only) time to get 
some quiet 'me' time. I just love kicking back, lighting a scented candle, getting lost in a book and
playing with as many different products as the time will allow me! It is one of the most relaxing 
things to do and I believe truly does amazing things for both the body and mind.

For $39.99 per month (+ flat rate shipping of $13.40) you can treat yourself or your friends/family to
 a box just like this with locally sourced natural and cruelty free beauty bath products, because let's 
face it, getting fun mail is the best kind and when it smells this good it's bound to brighten the 
crappest of days! :)

Lyrio & Co also ship internationally (check website for specific countries) so you can easily &
conveniently purchase for your overseas family & friends!

So let's see what we get in this fabulous box which smells just like a huuuge bunch of flowers!

Soap Inspired - Spiced Valencia (130g)

Hand made soaps are my absolute favourite kind of soap! To me it looks like a delicious slice of cake.
There is just something about each individual slice which is slightly different from the other.

This earthy and spice scented all natural and vegan Aussie soap is full size and a definite treat I am
looking forward to! It is free from artificial colour, flavours and preservatives and is gentle on skin.

Ingredients include - Australian Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Organic
Unrefined Shea Butter, Organic Unrefined Cacao Butter, Sunflower Oil, Filtered Rainwater, 
Essential Oils of Sweet Orange, May Chang & Clove, Organic Paprika, Annatto & Organic Cacao

Salt & Glow - So Loved Rose & Milk Bath Teabag 80g

I think the idea for a bath teabag is so cute and pure genius! When you think about it, doesn't
it make perfect sense? When you make a cup of tea the aroma and flavour of the tea leaves soak
into the water. The exact same process happens where with the bath teabag and my goodness as
soon as I opened this packet the aroma of rose was so strong and intense and very very delightful!

I love that not only can you soak yourself within this Rose & Milk bath tea, once all soaked and
relaxed you can then open up the teabag and use the mix of pink himalayan, epsom and sea salts,
oat, milk powder, walnut shells and rose petals from one full rose to then exfoliate your body with!

Ah I am so excited to use this for sure! Goodbye plain old bubble bath, this is how to treat a grown up! ;)

Willow Tree Skincare - Hydrate (40g)

Moving on from pretty rose petals, keeping with the girlie theme we have this gorgeous pink clay
silk rose dry facial mask which I am planning to wear whilst I bathe in my teabag infused water.

If you aren't familiar with what to do when you come across a facial mask in powder form. You 
simply just mix a bit of water in a separate container with the powder to form a paste. You then
apply all over your face and leave for 10-15 minutes before rinsing off with warm water.

Again full of natural ingredients from this Aussie company who do not believe in animal testing!
Some of my favourite ingredients include - Pink clay, Rosehip seeds, Flower oil, White tea extract, 
Quartz and Kaolin and Jojoba seed oil. 

Summer Love Body Scrub (200g)

If you know me then you know how much I love exfoliating and body scrubs! These days scrubs 
are becoming more and more popular in sealable packet form like this one and I have to say I have
fallen for the trend! The packaging is just the cutest and the smell is just delicious!

With a blend of 100% all natural ingredients including - Brown sugar, salt, coffee beans, cold
pressed macadamia oil, 100% pure lavender oil and 100% pure organic rosehip oil it is no wonder
this scrub smells good enough to eat!

Despite the name 'Summer Love' this product is suitable to use year round for both men and
women and would make a great addition to a gift hamper or basket. With Christmas just a few
short months away (don't we all know how fast that time of the year sneaks up on us!) I am keeping
this in mind as a super cute stocking filler!

Have you heard of Lyrio & Co?
Which product looks the most appealing to you?

Let's follow each other! 

*This box has been kindly sent to me for consideration/review
*All photographs & video are my own work & my opinions are all 100% honest & all my own
- I have included this video over at Fabulous & Fun Life's blog link up 'Monday Makeup Madness!' Check it out! 

Saturday, September 17, 2016


Whitening Range 

So we all know as we get older our skin ages along with us. This resulting in fine lines, wrinkles,
saggy skin, age spots and loss of collagen. I like many began my skincare routine in my tweens,
predominately almost always targeted toward acne and more recently anti-ageing products.
This is my first experience using whitening skincare products and learning more about the benefits
and seeing some great results!

I never really knew much about what 'whitening' actually meant when it came to this term used in
skincare. Initially I thought I heard somewhere along the line it was a product those with naturally
darker skin used to lighten up their skin's colour gradually. I am pretty sure these kinds of products
still exist, however these products from Elucent Skincare are more targeted toward lightening age
spots and brightening the skin - therefore the term 'whitening' makes complete sense!
In addition this range also evens out uneven skin tone, making it appear youthful, glowing and at it's
absolute best!

Let's take a closer look...

Elucent Whitening Exfoliating Cleanser

150g - $20.99

I don't just cleanse my face twice a day because it is just part of my skincare routine. I do this because I have had enough experience to know that if I don't then my skin goes crazy and I break out in spots, my pores look gunky and I can just feel the build up of dead skin upon the surface. For me, having
my face cleansed regularly makes a massive difference!

I particularly love exfoliants because these types of cleansers seem to work best on my skin. My skin
is neither oily nor dry, however does break out if I am not on top of it. I like to exfoliate my whole
body, especially my face every second day or so. This keeps my skin feeling smooth and soft by
gently cleansing away the skin cells we naturally shed everyday. Leave them there and that's when I
notice the rough skin and bumps coming up because the pores on my skin are being blocked and
cannot breathe.

This exfoliating cleanser is quite mild in terms of texture and feel. It is in no way harsh on the skin
and the tiny grains cleanse away at the skin gently leaving it feeling refreshed and new again.

Elucent Whitening Day Moisturiser

95ml - $34.99

More and more I am leaning toward moisturisors which contain some kind of SPF. I am even looking
for this more and more in my makeup I use everyday! Sun protection is imperative to keeping a
youthful appearance and long term health on both the surface and beneath the top layers of the skin.

This light wright hydrator not only contains a broad spectrum SPF 30 is also contains ingredients
such as Sunflower Seed Oil which soothes, brightens and moisturisers the skin as well as aiding in
the skins cell reproduction. This product also brightens the skin, increases elasticity, evens out the
skin tone and boosts collagen levels! That is a whole lot of power in just one simple daily product!

The pump bottle makes it so easy to use and gives you just the right amount of product per
application. The clear cap helps to keep everything protected, clean and stay fresh.

Elucent Whitening Spot Corrector

30g - $34.99

I feel like I have either been partly lucky or just super sun smart throughout my life to as yet am to
discover any sun spots on my skin. However I am still fairly young so who know what time will do
to my skin in the years to come. I figure prevention is key and so I figure whilst I have this I might as
well just use it anyway!

I apply a pea size amount of this product all over my face and neck a few times a week. If I do have
any age spots just beneath the surface than hopefully this product filled with the skin whitening
benefits of Vitamins B3, C & E as well as Emblica Fruit Extract and Safflower Seed Oil will keep
any spots from appearing.

Elucent Whitening Eye Cream

15g - $34.99

Using eye cream is usually a step within my skincare routine I tend to forget which is really slack
since around the delicate eye area where the skin is thinner it really is so important to give that part
of your face some extra love. I have a few light crows feet which I feel like has surfaced due to not
always remembering or misplacing where my sunnies are therefore not wearing them all the time
when I am in the sun or driving. Squinting is not cute. >_<

Having a whole collection of skincare products from the same range makes it nice and easy NOT to
forget to use this! I have these all lined up and ready to use in my bathroom every morning and every
time so it is impossible for me not to see them and so I can't forget which is fantastic!

This eye cream is very gentle and feels quite soothing both in the morning when my eyes are a bit
puffy and at night when they are just plain tired! The thin tube and small hole gives great control to
make sure I don't over do the amount of product I use each time.

Elucent Whitening Night Moisturiser

50g - $34.99

Ah night time moisturising! Lathering on a thick layer of moisturiser after a relaxing hot shower
after a long day is a simple yet favourable habit I savour each day! I don't get a lot of time to myself
so it's nice when I do get to indulge in something nice for myself for 10-15 minutes each day.

Although this is just a facial night moisturiser (I have others for the body) it it so important to me to
let my face soak it in and let it work to help replenish my skin whilst I sleep each night. Again, this
moisturiser helps to reduce dark spots and evens out skin tone. I feel like since using this whole
entire range of products over the past few months my skin really does seem to have a brighter,
more even and youthful appearance. It is amazing how having some uneven skin tone can really
make a huge difference to your overall appearance and I feel like it was ageing me!

Elucent Skincare can be purchased from Chemist Warehouse & My Chemist both in store and
online! Elucent also offer a whole entire Anti-Ageing Skincare range! (I have my eye on this!)
Make sure you check them out!

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*These products have been kindly sent to me for consideration/review
*All photographs & video are my own work & my opinions are all 100% honest & all my own

Wednesday, September 7, 2016




Lipsticks have to be one of my biggest weaknesses. I have especially fallen in love with liquid lippies
over the past few years and have quite a few different varieties in my collection of all kinds of shades
and finishes. 

This two step collection glide on like buttery silk and together with the moisturising balm attached to
the other end of the doe foot applicator it keeps my lips feeling smooth and soft throughout the whole
day with the colour also lasting the distance. 

You gotta love when companies bring out a collection where there is always a shade to suit everyone.
I love these because there is such a great variety of shade suitable for both day and night. Special 
event or just slick on before going out to do the shopping!

From deep dark sexy berry and red tones, there is also my signature bright magenta pink as well as 
the very 'now' nude shades as well as an understated your lips only better barely there touch of pink.

Available in a total of 8 shades. I currently have these 6. :)

These liquid lipsticks are very affordable as well. You can pick these up currently on sale at Priceline
with 40% off at only $11.37! Also available to purchase at Big W, Coles, Woolworths, Chemist
Warehouse and Target.

Swatches below shades from left to right are -
Dare To Pink / Skinny Dipping / Make Your Move / Little Minx / Play With Fire / Not Guilty
Also available in "I'll Call You" & "Kiss Me You Fool" (Not Shown)

Which shade is your favourite?

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*These products have been kindly sent to me for consideration/review
*All photographs & video are my own work & my opinions are all 100% honest & all my own