Tuesday, November 7, 2017




Well, doesn't it seem like Rimmel have gone above and beyond this year with all of the fab new
products? I feel like I own just about every Rimmel London product out there and I use this brand
more than any other, really I do!

I honestly think they are one of the top drugstore makeup brands and have even dedicated one of my
videos showing you my makeup using just their products alone! Check it out here!

When it comes to doing my makeup, I have yet to get it perfect, but I have learned a lot over the
years and one of the most important lessons I now swear by is to get your base right! This begins
with your general health and skincare regime, but then it begins with a good makeup base. Get
that down pat and you'll be looking #Insta selfie flawless in no time!

Now this here is the kind of powder I have been searching for! I wear makeup almost everyday for
work and most of the time it can sit on my face for up to 10+ hours. My face isn't overly oily, but it
certainly isn't dry in the slightest either. By about the middle of the day my face naturally starts to get
that sheen and oil begins to build up on my t-zone.

This powder is sooo good to take with me on long days at work so I can touch up around mid
afternoon when you can really begin to see the shine coming through my makeup, ew! The snap
lock lid makes it really secure in my handbag and I just pack a little mini powder brush with me to
use with it. Works a treat and apparently you can also use this without makeup to soak up any excess
oil throughout the day. Pretty cool I say!

Rimmel London #Insta Conceal & Contour

These three shades from lightest to darkest are named - Highlight Illuminer, Conceal Corriger and
Contour Sculpter. "Conceal" and "Sculpter" yes, however I don't really see the lightest shade doing
much highlighting or illuminating. It is more of a light bronze/contour shade in my opinion. It doesn't
have any shimmer or glow to it at all and appears quite a few shades darker than my natural skin tone
so for me it's more of a shade to sculpt and define my features more than illuminating them.

The middle shade appears more of a skin toned colour as opposed to the first shade on the left which
has more of a bronze tone to it. This middle shade also seems lighter than the first and is very close to
my own skin colour. I have just been using this as an eyeshadow base which works pretty good
actually as I can't seem to use it for anything else.

The darkest shade is where we get to have some fun! It is a great shade for contouring and sculpting.
It similar to the Benefit Hoola in cream form.

Rimmel London #Insta Conceal & Correct

The three shades from this trio from left to right are called - Dark Circles Cernes, Redness Rougeurs
and Dullness Teint Terne. Honestly, I haven't had a a lot of experience playing with correcting
makeup. I am pretty lucky that my skin has been pretty good to me apart from a bit of acne which
seems to have finally settled down over the past few years.

But what do you do when you have something new to try? You give it a good cracker of a go of
course, why not!?

The first shade is a peachy pink which works to conceal dark under eye circles. I don't really get
darkness under my eyes unless I haven't slept at all but after trying this I did see it did brighten up
that area of my face which is a definite plus!

Isn't it weird how a shade to help with redness on the skin is actually green in colour? However
somehow it just works! I don't suffer any redness on my face, BUT I do get the odd red rash on my
neck for some reason for absolutely NO reason at all. The creamy texture of this makes it really easy
to work into my problem areas and conceals the rash instantly, it's really very discreet!

Something I have learned recently with my skin, is that with ageing comes dullness! Boo! My skin
especially gets dull when I am tired, haven't drunk enough water or when I am stressed. These
everyday issues aren't as easy to hide as they once were. Now I just dab a little bit of the violet
shade here and there on my face, usually just on the recommended areas like the middle of the
forehead, lower cheeks and sides of the chin. I use this under my foundation but over my primer.

Rimmel London #Insta Flawless & #Insta Fix & Go

I have already reviewed the #Insta Flawless Skin Perfecter HERE so if you want to learn more you
can check it out there.

I have been using the #Insta Fix & Go 3-in-1 Mist for quite a new months now and am quite
enjoying the experience. The scent with the cucumber extracts makes it smell extremely refreshing
and it is a light natural scent which is great for something you are spraying onto your face! If you
have tried the Rimmel London mascara with the cucumber extracts they released about a year or so
ago then it has the same scent as that!

The spray bottle distributes the formula quite fast and generously so you'll want to hold it a good arm
length away from you face when you spray it so you don't get too wet and ruin your makeup. Doesn't
 seem to matter too much for the priming stage however and if I get too much spray I just massage it
into my skin, let it dry and then go ahead applying my makeup. No dramas. It dries quickly too
which is great when you're on a time crunch in the morning! It does a minimal job at minimising my
pores, but does seem to keep my makeup in place throughout the day. I have not used this in the hot
 summer months when I am sure to be sweating so I will be interested to see how it holds my
makeup on those kinds of days!

As always you can purchase these products and more from Rimmel from your local Priceline, Target,
Chemist Warehouse, Big W and Woolworths.

What do you think of this #Insta collection by Rimmel London?

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*These products were kindly sent to me for review
*My opinions are all 100% honest & all my own

Sunday, October 22, 2017



I have not had a new pair of sunnies in yeeeears! Not since around the time of my wedding actually
which was seven years ago! You can check them out in a haul video I filmed back then if you're
interested! :)

So when I had the opportunity to choose and review a brand spanking new pair for you all, I just
couldn't say no! I mean just LOOK at these babies, that blue is gorgeous! Ah I am in love!

Optically offer such an extensive range of both sunglasses, prescription sunglasses and regular
prescription glasses. Their ordering process online is SO easy and fun too. Let me show you!

With pages upon pages of designs to choose from, it is so easy and heaps of fun to actually try on
the glasses you might be interested in in the comfort of your own home so you can get a good idea
of how they would look on your face.

Here are a few of the ones which stood out to me from their sunglasses range which you can choose
to order with or without your current glasses prescription. I don't wear glasses at all except sunnies,
so that is why I chose the pair I did. How much fun are all these bright colours?

Just for fun and to show you some of the other designs, here are some cool prescription frames I
tried on which I think are pretty cool too. But seriously, these four pairs are just the tip of the ice
burg. There are tons more styles to choose from! Which are your fav? I really like the Weldon 046 BLK.

There are heaps of mens and womens glasses styles, shapes and colours to choose from. They even
stock a stack of really affordable designer glasses! Prices start as low as just $39 and the quality is
way up there, especially for the affordable price.

This uni-sex pair I chose retails for a low $49 and is called the Xebec in a beautiful sky blue with
gunmetal frame. I love the shape of these and they frame and suit my face so well. I have been
wearing them every day in the car to and from work and to and from school pick ups and drop offs.

This pair was delivered to my house packaged in a hard protective case complete with it's own micro
fibre cloth and also bubble wrapped to ensure the glasses arrived in perfect condition.

Optically have an unconditional 90 day returns policy, with secure payment options including
PayPal, Visa and Mastercard. By far the best online shop for purchasing any type of glasses in
Australia in my opinion.

Which glasses style do you like the most?

Let's follow each other! 

*These sunglasses were kindly sent to me for review
*My opinions are all 100% honest & all my own

Sunday, October 1, 2017



Unboxing Review + Video!

I have always loved getting packages in the mail. The excitement of opening something up and
seeing what's inside has always been fun for me. It's like a little treat/pick me up for the day
especially when you get something unexpected. 

Treating yourself to a monthly subscription box is a great way to try new products if that is something
you're into or if you're searching for something new but aren't sure just what you want, then getting
something like The Good Green Box in terms of green beauty items if a great way to try some new
things out before you commit to purchasing something new you aren't 100% sure about first.

Watch my first impressions & unboxing below!
Please thumbs up the video, subscribe & leave me a comment letting me know if you've tried
Good Green Box before & if you think $10 for your first box is a good deal?

At the moment you can sign up to this beauty box for just $10 for your first box which really is 
amazingly cheap and pretty good value when you think of the range of product you get and compare
to other beauty boxes out there. This really is a steal!

To get your first Good Green Box for just $10 make sure you use this special code!

This day cream is really gorgeous! It is lovely smooth and fragrant, absorbs straight away and leaves
my skin ready for makeup without any greasy feeling.

This product has an SPF 20 which is great coming into these warmer months, I feel like I get a good
amount of SPF coverage when both my facial moisturiser and foundation usually both have some 
kind of SPF in them. Combining the two makes for a pretty high SPF on my face, so happy days.

Current RRP $19.99 (50ml)

This hydrating eye cream is white and creamy and even smells creamy too! (Reminds me a little bit
of the classic Nivea Creme in terms of the creamy scent and texture).

Eye cream is such an essential part of my daily beauty routine these days, so I am always glad to try 
some new ones and have some back ups stashed away for when I run out. Eye cream lasts me ages,
I know I will get loads of uses out of this super generous 7ml sachet!

Current RRP $22.99 (30ml)

Siberian Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil Extract
Here is a brand and product that is very interesting which I have never heard of before. This blend of
cold pressed extra virgin cedar nut oil and sea buckthorn berry have amazing healing properties for
the body including the skin, liver and treating the common cold.

To find out more about this product and how it might work for you go to

Cocobetty Coconut Oil Wipes
Hands up if you go through facial wipes faster than toilet paper? Yeah, me too! You can never have
too many wipes and I love individually wrapped ones like these from Cocobetty because it means I
can carry a few with me where ever I go and use them whenever the need arises.

These not only remove makeup, they are also hydrating, soothing and help to clear blemish prone
skin. Yipee! Vegan, palm oil free and not tested on animals!

Currently sell in boxes of x25 for RRP $21.95

Vapour Halo Illuminator in "Moonlight"
This is such a pretty, creamy highlight. Close to rose gold in colour, it has a fine shimmer with a
golden sheen in pale pink. It is soft and easily blendable with a light fragrant scent.

Can be applied to the cheek bones, shoulders, along the collar bones or decolletage.

Available full size for current RRP $36.00

I am constantly learning and being amazed by products such as this one. An all rounder as such,
this product can be used on the skin, hair and even nails to nourish, strengthen and protect.

Apply to your hair for anti-frizz, skin as a primer and moisturiser and your nails to strengthen them.

Available in full size 50ml for current RRP $44.00

I have absolutely fallen in love with this product! Both hydrates and tones the skin and fights
inflammation. I love this because toners in general seem to dry out my skin just a little too much,
but this product doesn't and I love the smell. Rose is always, always a sure winner scent!

To use, just apply to a cotton pad and wipe over face and neck. Made with certified organic rose
petals and water. Pretty much pure beauty in a bottle.

Current RRP $19.95 (100ml)

Do you subscribe to Good Green Box?
Which product would you like to try most?

Let's follow each other! 

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

Saturday, September 9, 2017




100% Certified Natural
Since 1921


Weleda have been around for nearly 100 years, so needless to say they really know their stuff when
it comes to skincare and other household, beauty products!

With a range from facial, skincare, oral health, deodorants and body oils to men's skincare, natural
medicine, hair care and a mother and baby range. Weleda have had a long time to think of the needs
of everyone, and they really have done it all.

If you're looking to jump on that all natural, cruelty free, ethically sourced product band wagon of
products for you and your family, then you have come to the right place. Weleda is all that and more.

Click below to hear my thoughts about Weleda and some of my new and favourite products from them!
(Like, comment & subscribe!)

Weleda Skin Food ($22.95 / 75ml)
When it comes to all rounder multi-use products which pretty much do it all. They are hard to come
by especially the really good ones. I can safely and confidently say Skin Food is definitely on of those
absolute winners!

Skin Food is packed full of all natural goodness which is fabulous for especially dry and even
sensitive or ageing skin. It is high is it's moisturising qualities and quenches you skin's thirst like a
dream. Can be used all over the body to smooth rough dry skin. I have been using this on my hands
lately as they have become SO dry over winter and were beginning to split the skin between my
thumb and fore fingers. :(

This is great for both men and women too. My husband has his own tube of this in the bathroom
and using this as his facial moisturiser daily. He has super dry skin which even gets flaky, but when
he uses Skin Food, it keeps his skin looking soft and flake free all day!

Weleda Firming Day Cream ($41.95)
I love changing up my skincare routine as often as I can and lately I have been using this Firming
Day Cream (along with the matching Night Cream below) and what I treat it has been!

This day cream is made for Mature Skin... to be honest, being almost 35, I'm not sure if my skin
really falls into this category just yet, maybe it does, who knows? Regardless of the rules, I have
just been loving this product!

With it's blend of delicious pomegranate seed oil and a bunch of natural oils from argan kernels &
macadamia nuts which work together to activate your skin's regeneration, soothes and protects the
skin. Firms and reduces fine lines, improves skin elasticity and smells so good as well!

Suitable for all skin types!

Weleda Firming Night Cream ($41.95)
There's nothing like that freeing feeling after a long day of work, coming home to a piping long hot
shower, removing the day's makeup and applying a generous layer of nourishing, soothing and
calmly scented night cream to get you relaxed for the evening. It is seriously one of my favourite
things and by far my most favourite time of the day!

Again, this product contains oils from one of my fav fruits, the pomegranate as well as borage seeds,
and argan kernels. It also has golden millet which aids in the skin's regeneration, helping us age
gracefully and helping our skin turn over new young cells, keeping our skin strong and protected.

Over the past year to two years I have felt like my skin has lost some of that firmness and elasticity,
particularly on my cheeks and upper neck under my chin. So finding a firming skincare duo I can
use morning and night I feel like it just perfect for me right now!

Weleda Age Revitalising Hand Cream ($18.95)
Going back to the beginning of this blog article to where I mentioned using Skin Food as my hand
cream. I also keep this one in my handbag at all times and use it multiple times throughout the day
whilst I am either at work or out and about doing everyday mum things!

Designed for mature skin, again it can't hurt right? Sometimes I feel like in general if a product is
designed for more mature skin, then it will probably work harder at anti-ageing my skin before it
really begins to look tired and worn out.

With a blend of primrose oil from the beautiful evening primrose flower, the oil works to get rid of
those dry rough spots on your hands which I have been getting on the tips of my fingers lately! It
also has oils from macadamia nuts to protect the skin sealing in the moisture into the skin for softer,
hydrated hands. There is also something in there called Centella which stimulates the collagen in
your skin which to be honest, I had never even thought about collagen in my skin past my face
before. So there is something to think about!

Weleda Citrus Deodorant ($21.95) & Weleda Citrus Roll-On Deodorant ($16.95)
If ever there is a deodorant scent, the citrus from lemon makes the most sense to me. Not only does
lemon smell super zesty and refreshing and clean. It's also a natural antiseptic which neutralises body
odours naturally without blocking your pores. It also doesn't contain any nasty chemicals a lot of
deodorants have in them including aluminium salts!

I have used other natural deodorants before with not many being all that effective. I have found
Weleda's Citrus roll-on deodorant in particular to be really good at keeping me fresh throughout the
day.  The roll-on provides 24hr protection however I only use it for about 10-12 hours before
showering again, so I can't say if it does last that long, but it does seem to last me the day no worries.

Weleda's citrus deodorant in the larger glass spray bottle is my favourite in term on packaging. Even
though it is glass, so I wouldn't carry this around with my in my handbag, it is a really nice product to
have at home to use throughout the day. I also love to use this as an air freshener throughout my
house. Particularly in my laundry where I have the cat's kitty litter tray and the bathrooms. It just
gives the rooms a lovely fresh boost, it's great!!

Weleda Salt Toothpaste ($9.95)
Just the name of this product sounds so cool to me! A salt toothpaste? That certainly is unique!
When you think about it though it makes perfect sense. The tiny salt particles work to gently buff
away the build up of plaque and tartar on your teeth giving them a good clean. Kind of like an
exfoliation on the skin, this works the same way only on the teeth. I love this idea, I think it is

You can rest assured this product is completely safe and effective for daily use as it was made
together with actual dentists. It doesn't contain any harmful chemicals like bleach, detergents or
preservatives. (It has enough salt in it for preservation).  It also does not contain fluoride.

The formula of this toothpaste does look a little weird. Reminds me of blended up red grapes. But it
does actually have a minty taste and scent to it, so it still feels much the same as any other toothpaste
you would normally use. I am absolutely LOVING this!

Weleda Children's Tooth Gel ($7.95)
When it comes to my kids and I am sure most parents are the same, you want what is safest and best
for them no matter the cost. Regardless, this children's tooth gel is completely affordable anyway,
which just makes it all the more appealing!

The pale blue formula contains no nasties, colourants, mineral oils or flavour enhances. It is naturally
flavoured with minty spearmint and fennel. It has calendula flower extract for healthy gums and silica
keeps teeth clean. My kids didn't even noticed I'd changed their toothpaste for a few days and then
they decided it was alright and gave me the OK to brush their teeth with it! Cheeky little

Again as with all Weleda oral care products, this product has been developed with dentists to ensure
safety and effectiveness for the health and wellbeing of you and your family.

Weleda Kids 2-in-1 Shampoo & Body Wash
This product is so cute and one of the newest range of products by Weleda. (They really do think of
everything!).  Available in Lively Lime, Very Vanilla & Happy Orange. How cute is the packaging?!
My kids just love the little hippo on the front of the tube having his own little bath just like them!

As a mother, this 2-in-1 product is great because it makes bath time quicker and easier. The more kids
you have the longer bath time takes. So having a multi-use product is what I look for. The fact it is
also 100% certified natural and gentle on little bodies and doesn't sting the eyes is a great bonus!

You don't need a lot to wash little kids hair and as I wash their hair because it's a 2-in-1 product as the
formula drips down from their hair onto their skin they can wash themselves as I'm washing their hair
with the same product! Saves time and money because the suds from the hair also wash the body!

The lime scent is really refreshing and a creamy white colour. My kids really enjoy using this, next I
would love to try the Very Vanilla (Even for myself!) as that is such a calming scent and one of my
absolute favourites! Vegan and cruelty free, that is what I like to see!

Weleda Baby Calendula Face Cream ($14.36)
Yes, I know this is a product designed for baby's skin, however I have to admit I couldn't resist
giving this a try for myself as well! What drove me to want to try this the most was actually the
creamy soft scent of the Calendula. It is slightly vanillary and lightly floral which as I mentioned
above is my weakness when it comes to scents. It smells absolutely gorgeous!

I don't think I have ever seen or heard of a facial care product especially just for babies. But when
you think about it, it is pretty clever. Babies have beautiful new born skin, yes. But it is also brand
new to our world. It isn't yet used to the polluted air, wind, air conditioning, etc. Babies skin can be
easily irritated and needs protecting as it adjusts and grows.

This facial cream is ultra soothing and great if you notice dry patches on your babies skin. I have
been using it on my and my 6yr old daughters face and it is so nice to bond together as girls
putting on our day creams together.

If you're keen to try some Weleda for yourself you can buy directly from their website online.
You can also find them online on a wide variety of websites. See them here!

If you prefer to shop in store Weleda is available at your local David Jones, some pharmacies and
selected health food stores. Find a stockist in your area here!

Have you tried any products from Weleda before?
Which are you most interested to try?

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*These products were kindly sent to me for consideration/review
*My opinions are all 100% honest & all my own

Sunday, September 3, 2017




Healthy Mix Foundation & Concealer
(New Formula!) 


I have recently been trying out this foundation and concealer in the Bourjois new and improved "Healthy Mix" anti-fatigue formulation for everyday use for a few months now. I have never used a Bourjois foundation or concealer before however I have heard a lot of hype and positive reviews on the original formula of this foundation over the years so I was very keen to
get starting using this!
I have the foundation shade in number #52-Vanilla which is a pretty good match for my skin tone. I feel like I could maybe go one or even just half a shade darker though because this foundation is quite light on the coverage and this shade is quite light in shade as well. I tend to mix it with one of my other darker foundations in the meantime and it seems to be working well enough. :)
The pump style bottle is one of my favs in terms of foundation bottle designs. It is the easiest and quickest way to use foundation and minimises the mess and excess product wastage as well. The finish has a nice dewy glow without being too shiny and lasts throughout the day really well even though the coverage is on the lighter side.
I am sometimes off at work for up to ten hours a day at the moment and this still looks alright when I get home at night!
If your skin usually gets a bit oily though out the day then I would suggest you might need touching up with some power or blotting papers throughout the day, otherwise you should be alright.
When a foundation does more than just cover my face like this one going the extra mile with it's "mix" of vitamins including C, E and B5 than that's a great bonus and makes me feel good wearing it!
If you're after a light weight everyday foundation in both feeling and coverage that looks youthful, glowy and natural than this one might be for you. In my opinion I think this would make a great first foundation for young girls or for those who like to keep it natural, light and simple for day to day use.

This concealer is also quite light coverage in terms of hiding blemishes and pores. It does highlight well especially under the eyes though and makes a good contouring highlight without the shiny sparkle of some illuminators which when you're going for a fuss free everyday work look you don't really want.
I have this in the shade number #51-Clair Light. This matches well with the foundation above, again perfect for those with very light skin tones. If I purchased this in the future I would go one darker with the foundation, but stay with this concealer shade. 
The packaging is simple, clean and easy to use. The formula isn't too thick or runny, but just the right consistency to apply and blend with the doe foot applicator.
Overall I would say this is a good budget friendly, day to day concealer which would be ideal for those with good skin without many flaws as it is too light to cover big blemishes, pores or dark circles. A fair price though and a product which I am happy to continue to use on a day to day basis for work, running errands on the weekends and spending time with the kids.
Together this due is nice and simple. It doesn't appear cakey or heavy and lasts throughout my long days as a working mum.

You can pick up your Boujois Healthy Mix foundation and concealer from Priceline for currenly
RRP $20.30 (Foundation) 30% off!RRP $14.00 (Concealer) 30% off!

Have you tried these products?
What foundation & concealers are you currently using?

Let's follow each other! 

*These products were kindly sent to me for consideration/review
*My opinions are all 100% honest & all my own