Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Mother's Day Picks w/ LUSH

As you would know Mother's Day is well and truly upon us (how is it May already)! 
For those who didn't know, Mother's Day is the first Sunday in May (falling on the 8th this year).

 As far as gift giving goes what more do mums want (besides from winning the lottery) than to pamper themselves where normally they either don't have time to or won't treat themselves to buying goodies for THEM!
Well I've got it covered I've selected my top 3 picks that your mum NEEDS this Mother's Day, For $20 or less and its at your local LUSH store NOW! 

1. Rose Bombshell BathBomb! 
As anyone would know Lush is THE go to place for bath bombs- there is nothing else like it! This bomb is pretty and perfectly scented, it contains rose petals and rose body oil to not only leave your bathroom and you smelling delicious but to nourish and hydrate your body! Retailing for $7.50

2. Lady Bird Bubble Bar! 
This little cutie is a good one, who doesn't love a lady bird that turns into bubbles! It's filled with geranium oil to aid in RELAXATION! Once dropping it in your bath you will be faced with a pool of bubbles...what says relaxing more than bubble bath, with maybe a wine and a candle? (classic) That's right, nothing.
Retailing for $8.95

3. YUMMY MUMMY shower cream!
The mother of all shower creams, not only does it smell beautiful, and leaves your skin feeling fresh and SOFT not sticky, it is also filled with Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter and Tonka Absolute!
This bad boy (or should I say girl) retails for $19.99 for the 250g bottle.

All these options are great gifts alone or perfect fillers to top up your gift or make up a pamper pack for your mum filled with bubble bars, bath bombs and shower creams! You'll never hear her yelling again she'll be so relaxed... A win for all! 
Let me know your favourite lush products on my Instagram or below! 

Thanks for reading, I hope you all have a fantastic Mother's Day with your loved ones, and for those who won't have their mothers with them this Mother's Day for many reasons my thoughts and love is with you.

Monday, 4 January 2016

Lycogel// Breathable Foundation & Tint

I was recently given the opportunity to review these two products, 

Lycogel 'Breathable Camouflage' & 'Breathable Tint'!
As I wear make up everyday for work or everyday living I was interested in seeing if these products were all they lived up to be in their write up. 

So what is this brand?
A valid question as I was in the same boat as you..I'd never heard of it but after doing some research (thanks Google!) I discovered that : Lycogel is the first breathable colour corrective foundation treatment that combines cosmetic and skincare technology to promote the healing of damaged or post- procedural skin, offering an immediate solution. 
Each lycogel product is designed with a variety of skin types in mind be it for anti-aging, blemishes, pigmentation, sensitive skin, everyday coverage or for post-cosmetic procedures.

The products contain the revolutionary LYCO-complet, a carefully balances set of 12 active ingredients that work together to deliver oxygen, moisture and nutrients to the skin including hyaluronic acid, anti-oxidants and peptides.
Their gel base is specifically formulated to deliver each and every one of the LYCO-complex's 12 active ingredients tot he skin for maximum benefits. PLUS its water resistant, providing long lasting wear. 

Entering into summer I am a lot more concious (even though we should be all year round) about sun damage to my skin, so the fact that not one but both of these products have an SPF 30+ is terrific, you may not even realise but even driving your car, sitting on the train..many everyday tasks is when your skin is still likely to experience sun damage which is one of the main causes of ageing!

These products are the first breathable colour corrective foundation treatments, they combine cosmetic and skincare technology to promote the healing of damaged skin, it provides a breathable base with powerful ingredients and vitamins to allow skin to breathe and is formulated with active ingredients that deliver oxyegen, moisture, and nutrients to the skin! 

Breathable Comouflage.. a build able coverage featuring a matte finish. Suitable for everyday use and people with sensitive skin trying to camouflage eczema, blemishes, rosacea and other skin conditions.  Containing SPF 30 and is available in 12 shades. $98 

THE VERDICT: I really enjoyed wearing this foundation, its medium coverage is great for an everyday wear. I received a fair few compliments on my base the day I wore this- saying it looked flawless and what was I using. On top of this it felt super light on my skin-like I was wearing a moisturiser. 
It lasted very well throughout the whole day and into the evening, going a little oily in my t-zone but that is normal for me as I have combination skin. 
I have been reaching for this more and more for an everyday work or running errands look! 
I have included a photo (to the right) of the foundation on! 

Breathable Tint.. A luminous light coverage that gives skin a visible glow, also containing SPF 30 and available in 4 shades. $125

I wore this when I attended a recent festival for 4 days (In 30+ degree weather everyday), I love that not only is this Tint light, but it covers up any scarring I need covered- plus the fact that it has a SPF 30+!
It lasted about 5-6 hours until starting to fade but I figured this was due to the fact it was so incredibly hot- any make up would come off when you are outside camping in 30+ degree heat. 
Overall I liked the coverage, the colour, the feel on my skin and the SPF in it is great! My face didn't burn once! 

I hope you enjoyed reading this, and learning a bit about Lycogel! 
If you have any questions please feel free to ask 

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

A New Addition To The Family// Rosehip Plus CLEANSER?

A New Addition To The Family
Rosehip Plus CLEANSER?

If you know me well, then you know when it comes to affordable skincare Rosehip Plus is highly raved about in my books.
 Initally when they first where released their range contained, a daily moisturiser, a night moisturiser, a rosehip oil and a rosehip oil pen. 
The one thing missing though was a cleanser to fully complete the range… so what did Rosehip Plus do?! Created a beautifully creamy, Organic Daily Cream Cleanser! 

Its super cute packaging is simple but effective as well as containing 150ml of product! 
The cleanser is actually mixed with their rosehip oil and contains jojoba oil and shea buckthorn to help maintain skins perfect moisture balance for radiance and comfort. 
It removes make up easily, especially the eye make up I found to come off very easily when using this cleanser. 
My skin felt extremely soft after using it which is so refreshing, unlike some cleansers where your skin feels tight after!

To summarise this product?
"Creamy, soft like a babies bum, glides on smoothly! A perfect everyday cleanser for me!"

For only $16.95 you cannot go wrong with this cleanser, and used in conjunction with the other products from their range your skin will be feeling and looking soft and glowing in no time!

Available to purchase online as well as in selected store http://www.rosehipplus.com.au

Want to have a stalk of RosehipPlus? 
Instagram: @rosehipplus

Have you tried this product? How did you find it? I would love to know your thoughts!

I hope you found this post informative and I've inspired to you go out and try the rosehip plus products! 

Friday, 25 September 2015


"One Miracle Drop For Your Precious Skin"
This is the worlds first skin supplement concept,created by Akiko Yokota. 
Their Mission: To ensure that the best and highest quality are delivered to cater to all skin needs!
Their Vision:Making V10 Plus a must-have skin care for everyone. 
Their Promise: Results are proven, being the main reason behind the recognition of V10 Plus serums over the years.

The V10 Plus skin supplements contain 5 KEY ingredients:
-Maullu Domestice (Fruit cell)
-Rose Damascena (Flower Extract)
-Ricebrand extract
-Seaweed extract

All V10 Plus products have…
No Parabens
No Artifical Colors
No Mineral Oils
No Chemical Fragnace 
Are Water Based
Are Dermatologist- Tested
Are Made In Japan 
Are customised serums for 10 skin concerns
Have Visible results in just 10 days
Provide colour therapy from colourful bottles!

Out of the 10 serums that V10 Plus provide, I tried out three, The Vitamin A eye serum,  The Collagen Serum, The Hyaluronic Acid Serum. I have tried out these serums over about 3 weeks, focusing on one serum each week. My top pick out of the three would have to be the blue bottle, Hyaluronic acid. Here is a snippet about each serum I tried out!

Blue Bottle? Hyaluronic Acid Serum..
Deeply Hydrates and Firms The Skin, hyaluronic acid is ideal for dry skin or anyone who suffers dry patches. I applied this serum as you would any serum, after cleansing on lightly dampened skin (this helps the serum to absorb faster and deeper in the dermis layer of the skin), after letting this dry for a few seconds I would then apply my normal eye cream and moisturiser. I used this for my night time 'treatment' whilst using my normal serum during the day..
I liked the feel of this serum, at first I thought it would be thick like an oil (from looking at the bottle- prime example of why you shouldn't judge a book by its cover) Once I unscrewed the lid and applied the product to my hands from the dropper I was surprised at how light the serum was and how quickly it absorbed into my skin. 

Pink Bottle? Vitamin A Eye Serum
Who doesn't need some vitamin A in their skin? As I've been working a lot lately without many days off I am really starting to see this on my face, particularly under my eyes! I do use an eye cream every morning & night but found it wasn't enough. Thats where a serum is the perfect step to add into your skin care routine. Applying this after your regular face serum, letting it absorb for a few seconds, then going in with your normal eye cream is the best order for maximum results. I have noticed my under eye area doesn't look as tired so far, I have only been using this one for a week but I will defiantly continue to apply it morning and night! 

Green Bottle? Collagen Serum
When you hear the world collagen a lot of younger people tend to think "oh I don't need that, thats for more mature people".. incorrect, its never to early to bring in a few anti-aging products to get ahead of your ageing. This particular serum Strengthens the skins foundation, it contains marine collagen, which is fresh sea breams scale, it also contains marine elastin, As collagen dominated about 80% of the dermis and keeps the elasticity of the skin, plus decreasing in your mid-20s its important to replenish your collagen to keep your skin looking fresh and young!
This product felt light on my skin, as well giving a slightly tightening feeling, without being uncomfortable. As I am only 20 currently, I will keep this product tucked away in my cupboard for when I hit my mid-20s so I can appreciate it fully!

If you would like to give V10plus some social media love..
Instagram: @v10plus

So thats my review on the products! I would love to know if you have tried them and hear your thoughts.
Thank you for reading, I hope you found it interesting and learnt something new! 

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Haircare.. Whats new with Vo5!

Todays post is all about my current hair care routine which consists of these 4 main products (among many others) which I go back to day after day, week after week. 
A super affordable brand which is easily accessible (priceline, chemist warehouse etc), super cute packaging and providing quality products which are available in different ranges depending on your hair concerns… Mine? Dry & Damaged hair! I love curling and straightening my hair but HATE getting it cut.. Ooops! 

VO5 Smoothly Does It – Tame & Shine Spray 100ml
After blow drying my hair it tends to look like a fuzzy animal of some sort…not cute! So this Tame & Shine spray is fantastic to help calm it down and make me look human again. I read online that the best way to use this is to spray it onto my hairbrush and then brush it through once I have finished styling my hair, and I would have to agree, it creates a smooth look WITHOUT the oily looking shine some 'frizz' products give you. 

VO5 Smoothly Does It – Styling Spray 200ml
Im a user of straighteners and curling irons so this is a heaven sent!
You can create styles until your hearts content with this fine spray which protects the hair from damage up to 230°C! It contains a heat activated complex that helps protect from the heat of styling tools.

Smoothly Does It Shampoo & Conditioner (Heat Defence) 300ml
I have been loving the smell of these products as well as the way its making my hair feel! It feels healthier on the ends and looks more radiant once I've washed and dried it! 

So where can you get your hot little hands of some of these products? Good question… heres the answer:
As well as Woolworths! 

Follow them?
Instagram: @vo5loveshair

I hope you enjoyed this little hair care post! 

Monday, 24 August 2015


So…? Kiss Me
eau de toilette

Today I am posting a mini review on an AFFORDABLE fragrance I've been enjoying recently.

This perfume is the perfect size for your handbag, at 30ml with a well sealed top you don't need to worry about any leakage!
The packaging is super cute and simple which I love for an everyday on-the-go fragrance. 

Soooo… The smell? The top notes of this fragrance are pineapple, blackcurrent and citron. The heart notes consist of Muguet and Freesia, and the base notes include musk and vanilla! 
To me the smells of the musk and vanilla really come through which I enjoy as I am a vanilla lover. 
Also available is a body fragrance & dry shampoo in the same line with the same scent!

This is available at priceline and online for a very affordable price! 

So...Follow them?
Pintrest: sofragrance
Facebook: au.sofragrance
Twitter: #sofragrance
Instagram: @sofragrance
Youtube: sowithattitude

I hope you enjoyed this mini review, if you have tried this fragrance before I would love to hear your thoughts 

Monday, 17 August 2015


Recently I have tried out a few items from a brand called "Jax Coco", if you haven't heard of it here is a bit of background information..
"The Jax Coco story began in Adisa after four coconut water enthusiasts- Jane, Jason, Alex and Max- noticed that while there were plenty of young coconuts (and even more coconut water lovers), there didn't seem to be any coconut water products packaged easily for consumption. In Asia, coconut water has traditionally been drunk straight from the nut. Envisioning a product that could make coconut water more prevalent in an industry filled with sugary sodas and artificial beverages, the found coconut water devotees, who all incidentally had the letters J, A or X in their names, formed the Jax team- a group with the intention to produce the freshest and best coconut water in Asia." - taken from the 'About Us' section on the Jax Coco website.
I personally have never found myself to be a huge fan of PURE coconut water and the taste just doesn't do it for me.. HOWEVER the Jax Coco drinks are combined with flavours such as Chocolate are a lot more appealing! 
I found the best way to drink these is to use them when creating a smoothing or juice in the morning, where instead of water you add in some coconut water. 

Jax Coco is 100% natural coconut water extracted from premium young coconuts at their optimal stage of growth. The extracted coconut water undergoes a micro-filtering process to ensure its smooth taste and is subsequently flash-heated to preserve its nutritional value. 
With no fat, cholesterol or added sugar, and super refreshing! It contains only 70 calories per 330ml as well as being naturally isotonic with 5 essential electrolytes (potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium and phosphorous).

I have also been loving the Organic extra virgin centrifuged coconut oil which is premium and raw, as a  first step makeup remover. Its easy to use, and leaves the skin feeling extremely soft and glowing! 

If you are living in Victoria, Aus like myself there are plenty of little cafes that stock Jax Coco! If you are interested head to their website to find names and address' http://jaxcoco.com/hk/en/buy-jax-coco/store-finder.html

Instagram: @jaxcocoau

I hope you enjoyed reading about something a little different from my normal skincare and makeup!