October 22, 2014

If you smoke... by Queensland Government

Launched in May this year, the If you smoke, your future’s not pretty
campaign focuses on the effects of smoking on young people’s physical
appearance. I have never been a fan of smoking. I don’t understand why that around 1 in 5
Queensland women smoke during pregnancy. How smoking has become a major cause of
preventable disease and death in Queensland. How smoking has become responsible
for over 3,400 deaths in Queensland every year.

Isn’t it crazy that female smokers aged 18-24 can smoke up to 20 cigarettes a
day. Not only it will affect your physical appearances, but the overall impact
on your health and wellbeing.

I received news that the campaign is doing the opposite of ‘make-up’ –
‘make-under’ – showcasing what you may look like being a smoker. I had missed
out on the actual opportunity of being ‘make-under’ but I thought I would still
share this campaign – I do think you have the choice to make.

For more information, visit www.qld.gov.au/ifyousmoke

The next road show is going to be at Sunshine Plaza, Maroochydore (Thursday,
23rd October)
and Westfield Garden City (Saturday, 25th October).

March 18, 2014

Review & Swatch | “Tanya Burr” Lip Glosses

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Dear Miss Tanya Burr,

I just want to thank you for creating such gorgeous range of lip glosses with beautiful colours for all occasions and all types of complexion. These are juicy, glossy, moisturising, and oozes elegance. I love them, all of them. Here’s a little token of appreciation of how much I love these lip glosses. A humble review and swatch of the shades that I now own. Perhaps someday I get to meet you. You are simply adorable. The lip glosses are adorable.


Keep reading to see swatches!

March 14, 2014

Lush goes EGG-static over EASTER-tastic Collection 2014

This Easter, Lush brings you a super cute, generous collection ranging from bunnies, eggs to carrots and all that jazz! I’m actually super keen to check it out when it is launched in store and online nationwide on April 3rd. Let’s get on to it shall we?

First, we have Golden Egg bath melt ballistic ($6.50)


This is a brand new invention – an egg shaped bath bomb coated in bath melt mixture. Its outer layer dissolves first when you first place it in the water. It sinks to the bottom of the bathtub at first, then pops to the surface as the fizzing centre is revealed. The outer bath melt mix is made using Colombian Peace Village cocoa butter and olive oil from permaculture project in Palestine. The scent is of the Honey I Washed the Kids. Definitely inspired by the chocolate cream eggs. Yum!

Keep reading to find out more in store this April!

March 12, 2014

Review | Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer SC-4

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Today I thought I would share with you my little secret weapon for the past couple of months ever since it landed on to my lap. I have not been able to put it down since, and carry it with me everywhere for those “just in case” moments. I really had to give it the full blown test drive, how could I not. It is the two-toned concealer by Laura Mercier.

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To find out more about it, read on…

March 10, 2014

Weleda March/April Promotion

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Weleda is having a promotion this March/April months with 25% off the One-Step Cleanser & Toner.

It is an easy step to remove face makeup before washing your face. This is what I am using it for, rather than a sole cleanser. I prefer to double cleanse and wash my face after wearing makeup throughout the day.

This contains witch hazel which is an overall clarifying toner for the skin. However it may be drying if you have dry skin.

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The scent is quite strong and I could straight away tell it’s an astringent type. My skin is not a huge fan of it generally, so take note. Hence why I avoid the eyes straight away when using this. It does leave the skin feeling clean and it works alright in the areas I am most oily (on nose especially). Although I think it still does not cleanse as thorough as some other facial makeup remover cleansers, due to the fact I do test this when using foundation etc.

It is milky look to it but very watery, so this is not one to massage into the skin like cleansing lotions or creams. It is not as gentle, unfortunately, as I could feel some kind of either menthol or that sort of feel to it. I feel that this would work amazingly for teenagers and early university days rather than at my age now and onwards.

On another note, Weleda is a lovely company that has been around way way longer than my mother or my grandmother have been around! There’s gotta be something there…

You can find Weleda at David Jones, and selected health food shops.

Available now

Have you tried any Weleda product? Which is your favourite? Any that is a must try?

March 9, 2014

Review | Lush “Rose Jam” Shower Gel–Why is it LE!

Yes, Lush, that’s my MAJOR question – Why is this shower gel a limited edition!? Why!? *sad face*

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Sweet scented, invigorating, creamy lusciousness… and the luxurious feel of rose petals bath without the mess.