Friday, 20 November 2015

Trilogy CoQ10 Eye Recovery Concentrate.

My New Essential

I'm so excited to finally be back blogging, it can be a little difficult to keep to a schedule when I need to wait for my Internet to be renewed each month from my phone company. I have used it all up within in two weeks! Thats just me being disorganised.
I have wanted to review this product. I have been using it for about a month now and I feel its an adequate amount of time to really get a feel for this type of skincare.

I bought this eye concentrate at Priceline when I was looking for an eye product that would help combat the puffiness under my (too little sleep) eyes.
I really enjoy using the smart stainless-steel roller ball applicator because it makes it so easy to apply one handed without getting my fingers covered in product. 
I feel that the puff under and around my eyes has dramatically reduced and my eye area looks a lot brighter and awake. 
The consistency is like a thin oil that glides super easy onto the eye area and is quickly absorbed. I adore the cooling feeling this concentrate leaves on my skin and within a few minutes I can see results.  With an impressive list of ingredients such as Co-enzyme Q10, to help revitalise and protect against anti-ageing. Caffeine tones and tightens and horse Chestnut helps to prevent bags under the eyes. I am pleased that this products worked wonders for me and caused no sensitivities. As with all Trilogy products this contains the purest natural plant oils and botanical extracts, I feel like I'm putting quality ingredients on my skin which is really important to me.

I used this concentrate as a night treatment under my moisturiser. It can be used under makeup and as a - whenever- during the day. I cant say I can prove the reduction of fine lines with this product ( I don't have any), but during the last three days of preparing and writing this blog post, my eye concentrate has not been used while it sits next to my laptop. Already I am eager to use it again as I can already see the tired look under my eyes return.

The Trilogy CoQ10 Eye Recovery Concentrate is available at Price line, also online is the Trilogy Age-Proof Eye Recovery Concentrate:

Have Fun!

Renee x

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Irresistible Me Diamond Styling Iron

New Technology

I haven't owned a good quality hair straightener before I was offered to trial the Irresistible Me Diamond Styling Tool.* I succumbed to using cheap Velcro rollers as a hair styler, but now I am so excited to be trying a proper hair straighter for years. For someone who has very limited experience with hair styling tools when I opened the box I was impressed with the sleek look, colour and weight of this straighter.
This Diamond styler is a Smart-Iron with Celsius and Fahrenheit conversion, it adjusts  to provide perfect contact between your hair and the plates, and more! I found the long cord with a 360 degree swivel very handy for getting to every angle of my hair without the tugging and frustration of  short power cord.

 Some great features include:
  • Its has a display, so you can see what temperature it is.
  • The temperature is adjustable.
  • It is lightweight and it comes in  fun colour.
  • It heats up fast and turns off automatically.
  • It creates frizz free hair!
I am very impresses with the stylish and easy to use hair styling tool that straightens and curls. I would recommend this to my friends!

Be aware that the Irresistable Me Diamond Styling Tool requires a power adapter for Australian homes. Avaliable at Dick Smith, Harvey Norman, the Post Office. I got mine from Strandbags.

The Irresistible Me Diamond is normally $149 but at the moment they are having a Halloween sale for $112, get in quick! :

Have Fun!

Renee x

Monday, 19 October 2015

Trying This Spring...

In My Cabinet.

Spring is always an exciting time for me. I feel a lot more adventurous with trying new products and these are a few that I will be adding to my routine.

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse is a brand new item for me. This is the famous dry oil with 6 precious vegetable oils. It's suppose to soften and strengthen everywhere from your body, face and hair. I plan on using this in my hair and as an extra supplement when I get dry legs.

Its a no-briner that I will be using this tester size of the Adorn Illuminiser this Spring. It gives my skin such a pretty glow! I feel like I can put this on top of any base such as a BB+ Cream or a mineral foundation and it stays put and last most of the day.

Hopefully if I have enough time to paint my nails I will swipe on a couple of coats of the Sea Siren Nail Varnish in Sea Shells. Sea Siren is a company that makes Vegan polishes and is '5 Free'. I like this shade because its a classic taupe/beige and it's a lovely neutral shade to wear this spring.

 A while ago at the Perth Bloggers United meet I was gifted the ChiChi Chandelier Lips Lacquer in Brat Pack. I don't usually wear lip glosses in winter but as soon as the sun comes out, my make-up (on the days that I wear any at all, lets be real) gets a bit more shimmery. So I'm going to give this crystallised lip gloss a whirl. It comes in a pale pink base that has barely any pigment so it should be perfect for layering on a day out or I will probably wear it on it's own for a more understated look.

Chi Chi Chandelier Lips in Brat Pack.

When I dig the shorts out I also dig out the tanning body moisturiser. Being naturally pale is great, embrace your natural beauty! But there are some major benefits to the Pure Tan Gradual Tan. First it's SPF 15+, also it's gradual. So I can pop a bit on, get a healthy looking glow and then stop at that. I love being in control!

Papaya or Paw Paw Ointment really is an essential beauty item. I love this little tube with the simple lip applicator. I find this one is the best I have tried as it is unscented, pure and moisturises my lips to wonderful softness. A basic lip ointment like this will live in my bag this Spring.

One more item I will be using this Spring is the Moom Wax Kit. Waxing is a brilliant way to get longevity with hair removal, that's why I have never been a fan of shaving. It takes just a little more time to wax my legs but I get at least four weeks of hair-free legs. 

So those are the things that I am keen to add to my routine for this season.

Have Fun!

Renee x

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Jamberry Nail Wraps

It's A Wrap!

Ever since nail design smashed into the beauty scene there has been multiple products to help you get the best result, like fine-tipped polish applictors, nail pens and now Jamberry!
Jamberry Wraps* are an affordable nail art alternative to fiddling with messy polished and having a precision hand (which I have not, by the way). The wraps come in an array of designs and new ones are being released regularly. The application takes only a few minutes and the result is neat nail art!
The design I received for trial were white base with blue, pink and green dots on them, this design suits fun weekend wear. I have very short nails and tiny nail beds so I was keen to see how these nail wraps would stick.

 Surprisingly they were still easy to apply and suck to my nail just fine. The application is simple and can be completed in just a few minutes.
In a nutshell:
  • Push back cuticles and clean nails.
  • Match nail to nail wrap that best fits.
  • Peel off nails wrap and warm adhesive with mini heater or hairdryer.
  • When warm press nail warp onto the nail, apply firm pressure and use cuticle pusher to seal adhesive around the edge of the nail.
  • To remove excess, trim edge of wrap and file off the rest with nail file using downward strokes.
  • Apply heat and pressure to the wrap again.
Your tube videos are even available to watch for proper application and removal of the wraps:

Have Fun!

Renee x

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

ELF Blush Review

Blush or Illuminiser?

 Swatch straight from the compact onto the skin using no brush.

During a frantic order from iHerb for some soap and toothpaste, I got a little distracted and had a look at the makeup. I ordered the ELF Baked Blush in Peachy Cheeky because I didn't own a peach tones blush.
This blush comes in the basic ELF packaging with a clear lid, it's not an overly large blush but a decent size nonetheless. It certainly has a gorgeous peach tone with massive amounts of illuminating qualities to it. This could certainly be used as a two- in-one blush and illuminiser. I love that this blush gives my cool-tones skin a natural looking warmth which will be perfect in Summer, if I ever get a tan. One thing that I could say is that there is not a lot of colour pay-off when using straight from a brush, I would recommend using a damp brush or even blending the blush straight from your fingers. However if its just the lightest tint of shimmer your after, go ahead and use a dry brush.
My verdict is that for the price of $8.00 this makes a fantastic budget friendly highlighter, but not a blush.

Have Fun!

Renee x

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

NS-5 Cuticle & Nail Complex

For A Speedy Recovery

Nails need a lot of TLC but often I forget to give them their much needed attention. In fact nails are the least of my beauty worries. I bite them, pick at them and if I get a hang-nail, I yank that baby off! Yes it sounds gruesome but quiet frankly I really can't be bothered with having pretty nails, it's never been my 'thing'. Until recently I rarely used hand creams, but my nails have been so tattered that the skin around them were red raw and extremely painful. I had to do something!
So I searched through my samples and found what I was looking for, NS-5 Cuticle & Nail Complex.* Given my past success with the NS range I knew that if this didn't work then nothing would. Thank goodness that after four short days of applying this twice a day my skin was on the road to recovery! The pain had stopped after the first full day and my skin almost immediately began to heal. NS-5 is a thick cream with  thin applicator so that precision application means no wastage.

  So what's in this nail cream that makes it work so so good? Urea, Shea Butter moisturisers,  Vitamin E, Aloe Vera and Allantoin conditions the skin and Vitamin B5, Silicea and Hydrolysed Keratin give added protection. I personally believe that the reason why Plunketts products work so well are the total lack of petro-chemicals and parabens and other nasties. These ingredients in skincare can be absolutely no help when skin is in trouble and needs to repair itself.
So would I recommend it? Er, yeah. For anyone who needs speedy recovery for painful cuticles and hangnails with no extra fuss, it should suit you well.

Have Fun!

Renee x

*absolutely my own opinions here.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Flora and Fauna Box Spring 2015

A Sneak Peek!

It happened again, my obsession with subscription boxes has taken over me and I caved and bought a Flora and Fauna Spring Box for 2015.

I don't know why but I have quiet high expectations on this box. I have read recent reviews on the  boxes and was very impressed so I hoped that the Spring box would be on par with those.

I was so so happy to receive a Kosmea Moisturising Lotion SPF 30 $44.50 in this box. I believe it to be so relevant to the upcoming weather and I can wait to get stuck into this! I will be using this as my day moisturiser before I head out the door. Kosmea is one of those brands that has a reputation for beautiful and naturally made skincare products, there is no difference with this moisturiser. Full of refreshing cucumber extract and aloe Vera this hydrating lotion staves off damage from the sun as well as great protection from harmful UV rays.

Adorn Cosmetics makes the most gorgeous illuminiser. With a rose gold tint, this shade is perfect for a complete fresh and dewy glow. I use this on my temples in a 'C' shape but it can be used to make brows more defined and lips can appear larger when used on the cupids bow.

I had been anticipating a product from Vanessa Megan in this box and I wasn't disappointed. We received the Darling Perfume trial size and I am completely in love with this scent. I have been using it everyday and it works perfectly on my skin. This is a sweet and very girly scent with hints of a warm and spicy undertone. I will be wearing this all spring and hopefully (if it lasts) Summer too.

My new night serum! The Tula Naturals Ultra Nourishing Facial Serum - phew say that 20 times!-is packed full of hemp, rosehip and macadamia oils to prevent moisture loss and regenerate the skins protective layers. This does all the work while I'm sleeping too!

Swatch of Adorn Cosmetics Illuminiser.

A couple of little sachets are always good, these are Weleda Sea Buckthorn Hand Cream and Dr Hauschka Rose Day Cream. I have already used the hand cream with these Eco Tools Moisture Gloves. To use these I lightly rubbed some hand cream onto my hands (they were still tacky) and popped the gloves on before I went to bed. I cant say I saw a difference straight away but I will continue to use the gloves because they didn't fall off during the night. However I have to find the other glove because my daughter got hold of them and I misplaced one. Haha.

This box is gorgeous, I love the wonderful quality brands that Flora and Fauna have chosen to add in the box. I can't wait to see what they have in store for us in Summer!

Flora and Fauna Box is avaliable here:

Have Fun!

Renee x