Sunday, February 26, 2017


El8te Rose Skincare

Pure! Natural! Australian!
I love being an Aussie, but the heat is getting ridiculous! I am so over it, anyone else? I have always
loved winter and the cooler months and this year I am looking forward to it more than ever!

Speaking of being Aussie, today I thought I'd talk about another totally awesome all Australian
made and owned company and a few of their products I have been trying out over the past couple of
months called El8te Skincare.

Moisturising Hand & Body Wash - ($24.95 - 250ml)
This delightful multi-use product smells different to anything else I have tried and is very uplifting
and pretty. The formula is an almost clear and not too running when you pump it out of the dispenser.

I have been using this both in the shower, in the kids bath and as a hand wash in the kids bathroom
which we as a family all use as some point during the day! This product has been well loved and used
by us all and I have heard no complaints! I am really loving it, plus the elegant packaging doesn't hurt
to turn the kids bathroom into more of a grown up space.... at least when you look at where it sits on
the side of the sink and nowhere else! ;)

El8te also offer a range of products in charcoal & spearmint, rosemary & citrus as well as a skincare range just for babies! This particular range of goat's milk and rose is especially formulated for suit even the most sensitive of skin types.

This hand and body wash is very gentle and feels soft and milky on the skin. The scent it deliciously
rose with that slight milky fragrance. All ingredients are 100% natural and Australian which makes me feel good about supporting our Aussie companies!

Nourishing Hand & Nail Cream - ($34.95 - 75g)
I always apply hand cream right before going to sleep. I find this the best way for those richer, thick
creams to really soak in, soften and repair my skin as I sleep. This particular hand cream not only
moisturisers deep within the skin, slowing down the look of your ageing hands. With it's goat's milk
which contains a massive 50 essential nutrients as well as vitamins A, B5, C & E and folic acid it also
softens your cuticles and hardens your nails keeping them healthy on the inside and looking youthful,
smooth and shiny on the outside!

This hand and nail cream isn't your overly super thick kind, however that's not to say it doesn't work
just as well or isn't as rich in ingredients, as the results I have experienced have been really quite
wonderful! Being 33, my hands are beginning to show their age much more than my face! Even with
applying hand cream each night. During the day I am either at work using my hands all day long or at
home looking after two young kids and cleaning all day. All those chemicals and hand washing really
dries them out and I never experienced this until becoming a busy parent. 

El8te Skincare are cruelty free and do not test on animals! 
Their products are also free from synthetic fragrances, petrochemicals & colour additives! 

You can kind and purchase these products and more from their various ranges mentioned above 
directly online from their website. El8te Skincare can also be found in selected stores and some spas
Australia wide. 

Have you tried goats milk in skincare?
Do you actively seek out to purchase Australian brands?

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*This product was kindly gifted to me for consideration/review
*My opinions are all 100% honest & all my own

Sunday, February 12, 2017


Vanilla Bean Scented 
 Jewellery Hidden Inside!

Time to get your romance on - it's Valentine's Day tomorrow!! If you've been following my Instagram
you may have noticed my love theme going on over there giving you a few ideas to get your prepped
and ready for the day of love. 

Today I am just bursting to tell you all about this romantic aromatic glorious soy wax scented candle 
which is packaged like luxury in this sturdy black box presented complete with an organza coloured 
ribbon and  neat little bow on the top. There are 11 different scents to choose from at The Treasury Of
 Candles and each is presented with a different coloured ribbon. 

Scents available are - Vanilla Bean / French Pear / Maple Syrup & Pumpkin Waffle / Lemon Vanilla
Cupcake / Lychee & Black Tea / Spiced Fruits / Blueberry Muffin / Warm Woods & Bonfire Nights /
Clean Cotton & Honeysuckle / Exotic Lychee / Chocolate Orange Truffle.

As I am a bit of a vanilla nut, of course I was drawn to choose the Vanilla Bean scented candle and my
goodness does it smell like a vanilla lovers dream!

Housed in a tall white recyclable glass with shiny gold lid. It really is a beauty! These Treasury candles
 have a super long burn time of up to 80 hours! That's at least 8 bubble baths long! ;)

Now for the fun part! What makes this candle so unique is that there is a hidden treasure inside!
In each candle there is a ring valued from between $25 - $7,500! 

Impatient as anything I lit my candle and waited for what seemed like forever until I finally saw 
something silver poking up from underneath the melted wax. Ok, so I only wait about an hour until I
saw something, grabbed my tweezers and started tugging and digging to get it out!

Low and behold as you can see in the image below, the ring is securely wrapped inside a snap tight 
clear plastic bag and then wrapped agin in some foil.

The tag on my ring says it is a size 7 which I guess is the average size for most people. However it is a
bit big for me and fits most comfortably on my pointer finger next to my thumb. 

It is a lovely ring with 5 emerald green gems set in silver and according to The Treasuring Of
Candles website is valued at $79!

So if you're interested in treating yourself, a friend or someone you love this Valentine's Day why not 
get them something a little different, unique, smells great creates a romantic atmosphere and well -

 Each candle is $59.95 each with FREE SHIPPING!

Also available which you can purchase directly from their website is their handy little gold plated 
Candle Snuffer and Wick Trimmer at $24.95 each.

Have you tried these types of candles before?
What are your thoughts on finding a hidden treasure inside?

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*This product was kindly gifted to me for consideration/review
*My opinions are all 100% honest & all my own

Friday, February 3, 2017



Far out, February already? Can you believe it! My daughter started prep this year hence my blog
being a little quiet during January. It has been a busy, emotional and exciting time for us all!

Hang on a tic, February, the month of luuuurve! I just love all the fun lovey dovey products which
jump out at you vying for your attention this time of the year. Even if you're single I personally
would make this time all about myself. Self love and appreciation for all that you are. There are lots
of ways to celebrate love, not just in the boyfriend/girlfriend kinda way.

So stay tuned this month for some fun Valentine's Day themed articles and piccies! Time to get
flat lay love creative, goody goody!

In the meantime if you want some Valentine's Day hair inspiration you can watch a few videos I
made last year HERE and HERE and HERE!

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Now let's get onto some fun new Rimmel London products! I cannot wait to see what else this brand
comes up with this year. Last year was amazing in terms of product releases. There were so many
and many the suit all ages and makeup preferences. I really love Rimmel because they are not only
highly desirably priced, their quality of products are also up there. Such great value!

Fresher Skin Foundation - #102 Light Nude
Rimmel London foundations in general are great for everyday wear if you are wanting a light to
medium coverage which doesn't look of feel as if it's caked on. This new release is the same. Light to
medium in coverage, a dewy finish (I assume from th SPF 15) and a fantastic shade selection to
choose from. (x6 in this case).

This foundation comes in a glass tub with screw top lid which you can apply with a foundation
brush, clean fingers or sponge. The formula can look a little oily in there, so I like to give mine a
bit of a mix with my brush before using it.

It does last pretty much all day with just a powder touch up required on these super stinking hot days
we've been having lately. I like how light if feels on my skin and how natural it looks. Kinda like that
naked skin look.

Magnif'Eyes Eye Contouring Palette - Grunge Glamour
I am beginning to hoard quite a little collection of these kinds of eyeshadow palettes without quite
realising it until now. Thinking about it, it really isn't that hard to figure out the reasons why. Just look
at these gorgeous velvety shades! Ahh I cannot get enough of how smooth and easy to wear they are.

If you have seen, used or own the Urban Decay Naked Smoked eyeshadow palette then you can
pretty much see why I call this my smaller dupe version of that. These shades take you safely from
day all the way to midnight with those vampy daring shimmering dark colours toward the right end
of the palette.

The first four shades are much more subtle and make great brow highlights and neutral bases or for
a natural barely there day time makeup look.

These swatches below are shown when applied with a wet brush which really bring out their
pigmentation and drama. I would recommend applying with a good shadow primer or white cream
base to bring out the most of these if applying dry.

What kind of makeup you do find yourself a collector of?
Have you tried these products?

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*These products were gifted to me for consideration/review
*Some affiliate links used. My opinions are all 100% honest & all my own