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Stuff I’m Loving – February Edition

Stuff I'm loving february edition

Oh my gosh, its been almost a month and a half since I last blogged… there goes one of my 2016 goals. I’ve been spending a lot of my free time baking cakes and cookies. There’s just something about baking that helps relax the mind. Actually with all this baking… there’s also the eating part of it which is contributing towards my muffin top. Anyway back on topic, today’s post will be on Stuff I’m Loving – February Edition.

Stuff I'm loving february edition

First up we have the Bőr Organics Eye Love Skin that I’ve been using for the last four weeks and have been very impressed with. Bőr products are 100% certified organic and formulated with natural and locally sourced ingredients. This eye cream contains ingredients such as white tea, coconut, avocado and rosehip to assist with hydrating the area around the eyes. I’ve found this eye cream to be hydrating (no more tightness around the eyes) and it has also helped to reduce puffiness.

Stuff I'm loving february edition

I’ve been really into anti aging as I’m almost at the age where wrinkles will be popping up left, right and centre. So when I was sent the A’kin Purely Revitalising Brightening Day Cream I was pretty excited. I’ve used this cream for just over four weeks and it has left my skin feeling brighter and more moisturised. The texture of the cream is slightly thicker and the scent is not overwhelming. It absorbs into the skin quite quickly and doesn’t leave the skin looking greasy or shiny. A’kin products are vegan friendly and does not contain any nasties like sulfates, parabens and mineral oils. They also don’t test on animals!!

Stuff I'm loving february edition

I’ve been using a few Lady Jayne hair accessories that were sent to me recently. The tangleze is the perfect size to put in handbags or gym bags. I mainly use mine twice a week after I’ve washed my hair to get rid of any tangles. The bobby pins and leather bow hair tie is great for the gym. My usual gym hairdo is a super high pony tail and bobby pins to pin down any pesky hairs.

Stuff I'm loving february edition

I’ve previously reviewed some Dusty Girls products and have said how great they were. A few months ago, Dusty Girls released four shades of Natural Vegan Lipstick and four shades of Natural Mineral Eye Shadow. I was sent Natural Vegan Lipstick in Guava Pink and Natural Mineral Eye Shadow in Paper Bark & Summer Tan. Both the eye-shadows are quite neutral toned and have great pigmentation. The lipstick shade is a tad too light on its own but when paired with the right lip gloss, it looks amazing.

What are some products you keep going back to?

 

Some products may have been sent for consideration. This has not influence my opinion in any way.

 

Stuff I’ve Been Loving – December Edition

Stuff I've Been Loving - October Edition

Hi Everyone!! I thought I’ll talk about some of the stuff I’ve been loving recently as I haven’t done one of these in a while. Currently, I’m typing this on a Sunday morning in my PJs and haven’t even brushed my teeth yet.

A lot of these stuff I did receive from PR but was under no obligation to post about it. I have tried it for at least two months now and find them great products so decided to write about it.

Stuff I've Been Loving - December Edition

Swisse Micellar Makeup Remover*

A few years ago the only Micellar Makeup remover on the market was Bioderma. Fast forward a few years later, almost every brand has their own version of Micellar makeup remover. I haven’t tried this with waterproof mascara so I don’t know how well it performs but it does remove all my eye makeup and foundation easily. The label on the bottle is a little deceiving because it says the makeup remover is fragrance-free but there is a heavy cucumber scent. I guess if you don’t like cucumbers then I wouldn’t advise you to get this.This product is free of synthetic fragrances, mineral oils, parabens, SLS, silicones and more.

Clay bead Necklace

I’ve been loving the clay bead trend recently and have started making a few necklaces myself. These are so easy to make, just buy the clay from an art store and mold it into whatever shape or size you like.

Stuff I've Been Loving - December Edition

Rosehip Plus Organic Daily Cream Cleanser*

I’ve used the organic daily cream cleanser every morning for the past 2 months and have loved it. The texture is thick & creamy and does not leave your face feeling dry or tight after washing. The cleanser is made with 88% certified organic ingredients and is free of parabens, sulphates, artificial colours, petro chemicals or synthetic preservatives or synthetic fragrances.

Stuff I've Been Loving - December Edition

Bioderma Sensibio Mask

I would say Bioderma is one of my favourite french skincare brands. I was introduced to Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution four years ago by a beauty blogger friend and have finished 4 bottles since. The Bioderma Sensibio Mask soothes dry tight skin and helps to combat redness. It is slightly thinner than a cream making it super easy to apply onto the face. I apply a thick layer and leave it on for about 20 mins. When I wash it off, my face feels smooth and hydrated. The mask is preservative-free and fragrance-free making it great for people like me with sensitive skin.

Skinstitut Enzymatic Micro Peel*

I was given a bottle of the Skinstitut Enzymatic Micro Peel while I was at the Australian Skin Clinics Emporium getting a Micro. Kat my beauty therapist recommended me this product as it’s good for sensitive skin. I alternate between this and the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant. Kat told me Enzymatic Micro Peel can be left longer than the recommended time on the bottle. I’ve left it on for an hour before and it pretty much melted away all my dry skin off. Leaving my face feeling ultra smooth. This peel contains Papaya extract, Chamomile Passionfruit & Grape seed oil and Niacinamide (Vitamin B3).

Stuff I've Been Loving - December Edition

Pilot Frixion Pens*

I received these babies on my door step sometime in November. These pens contain thermo-sensitive ink that will disappear with friction. Meaning if you make a mistake, you simply just rub it out and start again. I call them magic pens, you won’t have to use fiddly white out again. I use these pens to write Christmas cards, random note taking or highlighting notes for work.

What are some of your favourite products in December or January?

Some of these products were provided for consideration. This has not influenced my opinion in any way.

 

Laura Mercier Golden Mosaic Shimmer Bloc

Hello Chickas!! Today I’ll be talking about an awesome product from Laura Mercier and it’s their Golden Mosaic Shimmer Bloc. This lovely treasure was sent to me by . If you’re a beauty fanatic, you would have definitely heard of Adore Beauty. Adore Beauty was created in April 2000 by Kate Morris and they are one of Australia’s first beauty online store. Since starting with just two brands 15 years ago, they now have over 130 brands and have more than two million visitors a year. Isn’t that impressive? For every purchase, they also offer samples and free shipping.

Here’s a bit about the Laura Mercier Golden Mosaic Shimmer Bloc:

Shimmer Bloc is a unique baked formula that applies effortlessly while brightening the eyes, cheeks and body with a hint of natural colour and light. Light-reflecting properties blend together to give the skin a healthy all-over glow. The modern wearable pearl leaves skin gleaming without being too frosty or metallic. Layer over Bronzing Gel or Tinted Moisturizer for a natural sheen.

Laura Mercier Golden Mosaic Shimmer Bloc
Laura Mercier Golden Mosaic Shimmer Bloc Laura Mercier Golden Mosaic Shimmer Bloc Laura Mercier Golden Mosaic Shimmer Bloc
How to use?
I usually use my angle or powder brush and swirl it around the pan to pick up all four colours. Then apply it around my face for the glowly look.

Why it’s fab?

  • Blends easily – Using my Sigma angle brush, it blended so beautifully on my cheeks and around the face.
  • Great pigmentation – This highlighter has good pigmentation, a few strokes on the cheeks is all you need and you’ll see the “glowiness”
  • Multi purpose product – I’ve used this product as a blush, highlighter and eyeshadow. All work amazingly well.
  • Texture – The powder is very fine and super creamy. When I swirl my brushes around the pan, there is no fall out.
  • Travel friendly –  The packaging comes in a plastic square compact case with a mirror on the inside. It’s very compact so it’s perfect for travelling or in your everyday makeup bag.

Additional info:

  • Made in Italy
  • Price: $60 AUD for 0.21 oz / 6.0g
  • Dermatologically and allergy tested
  • Available at

Guys if you are looking for the dewy summer look, this product is for you. It gives your face that healthy glow and I’ve been getting some compliments at work on how healthy my skin is looking. You can use the colours separately or blend them all together. It works beautifully as a highlighter or a blush. I have pretty dry skin and this has not settled on my dry flakey spots so a winner for me!

Product was provided for consideration. This has not influenced my opinion in any way.

 

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