Monday, 21 October 2013

Nivea In Shower Body Lotion Conditioner

Like this product could get any more positive feedback but here I go-

Nivea In Shower Body Lotion Conditioner - (this is a mouthful and will henceforth be known as just "product").

I had serious doubts about this product, much to other bloggers dismay, I just plain refused to jump on board.

I finally signed up on Facebook to get a free sample sent out so that I could try it once and for all and know for sure that my disinterest in this product was warranted...

It wasn't. I was wrong.

Apart from a first dislike of the strong smell, I really have come to love this product (I bought it in the blue "very dry" version) and now when I get out of the shower I sit and smell my skin for ages to get high off the moisture fumes.

It took me a few goes to love the smell but I have realised that once you've been out of the shower for an hour or so, it's actually nice to get the occasional whiff of cleanliness.

I've been using it for a fortnight now and I have to say that life is a lot simpler not having to moisturise my legs after I shower every day...haha (like I have EVER bothered to thoroughly moisturise my body after a shower...). But at least now I don't have to feel bad about not doing it right?!

My only tip is to make sure you let a bit of water swish around the shower once you have rinsed because damn that stuff is slippery when you go to step in the shower the next day!

Oh, and because I made this rookie mistake I thought it might be worth mentioning - don't use this moisturising product if you plan on using any sort of fake tan cream after your shower. I used the Nivea moisturiser in the shower then tried to slap on a coat of gradual tan product and couldn't figure out why I woke up the next day as white as ever (for those playing at home that haven't picked up on my error - if you moisturise before using fake tan, the colour won't penetrate the skin).

You can buy this product from any leading chemist as well as larger supermarkets. I got mine from Priceline for $8.

Louise x

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Indeed Laboratories Eysilix Instant Eye Rescue Review

Indeed Laboratories have been taking the market by storm lately, especially with their Hydraluron Moisture Boost Cream (which I am yet to try), and I wanted to try out another of their products to see if it lived up to the hype.

Eysilix Instant Eye Rescue
Eysilix is the first under eye cream in the world to contain 10 active peptides and was designed to instantly reduce signs of ageing by "freezing" the muscles. Eysilix claims to instantly lift, minimise the appearance of dark circles, reduce the appearance of puffiness, diminish the appearances of fine lines and wrinkles, and help eliminate signs of stress and fatigue.
Indeed Laboratories chief scientific officer, Dr Adel Rammal, said: “eysilix is a first generation advancement using superior technology and the world’s first ever combination of ten clinically proven peptides. With 40% of its composition being made up of actives, this is a non-surgical eye rescue cream unlike any other and with immediate results.”

My Experience:

I'm 28 and am definitely starting to get some laughter lines around the eyes, I have slight puffiness and rather dark circles.

I have been using this product morning and night for many many weeks now (I use a small pea sized drop which is plenty to cover both under eye areas) and whilst I have not noticed a dramatic changes to any of the above issues there have been some slight changes that I am hoping, with time, will become more obvious.

My under eye skin is definitely less fine and has a lot more elasticity which is improving week by week. Puffiness is now very minimal and whilst all the small wrinkles are still visible they seem to be more of a surface issue rather than anything deeper set into the skin. Unfortunately, the darkness under my eyes has only changed a very minimal amount but when I use this cream under my eyes (after I put on primer/sunscreen),  I do find that it helps lift the area more efficiently, especially in conjunction with concealer. Using the Eysilix before concealer has also made the application of concealer much more fluid. It goes on a like a dream now with no caking!

You can buy this product from Priceline for $34.99 which is a pretty standard price for these sort of creams :)

Louise x

Friday, 4 October 2013

Ultraceuticals Ultra Brightening Foaming Cleanser Review

Hi All,

I have been using the Ultraceuticals Ultra Brightening Foaming Cleanser in my night time cleansing regime for just over a month now and wanted to give you my thoughts.

Ultra Brightening Foaming Cleanser

What the product claims:

This silky foam cleanser is formulated to gently remove daily residue and all traces of make-up, leaving the skin brighter, refreshed and more radiant. Featuring a potent complex of Vitamin B3, Provitamin B5 and brightening ingredients, this formula works to balance moisture levels within the skin whilst giving it a luminous glow. With soothing Cucumber Extract this cleanser is ideal for all skin types especially sensitive skin.
Paraben Free. Fragrance Free.

My Thoughts:

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Beauty Blender Review

Ok, I realise the Beauty Blender has been out for a long time but I was never willing to pay $20 for a sponge until I did a makeup class and fell in love with sponges!

For those of you that haven't heard of the Beauty Blender, it's a sponge applicator that is used to apply foundation and concealer :)

Friday, 30 August 2013

August 2013 Favourites

I've introduced a few products into my regime this month and have some fav's to rave about!

August Favourites

First up is my beloved Carmex. This stuff seriously fixes up my lips and has done so all winter. Its amazing and at only $6 from chemists its easy on the pocket too! There isn't much you won't know about it...its just great so give it a try if you are having "lip issues". Here is a longer post that has absolutely nothing else to add except that Carmex is great.

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