Saturday, August 27, 2016

Free Samples Update

In last few months I have received some amazing beauty product as free sample. These beauty samples were for all Australian women(not only for bloggers).  I just filled the form and they send me all these lovely goodies.

Natural Instinct
I accepted their 6 weeks challenge and they send me these four full size products.

La Roche Posay
I have never tried this brand, They have campaign  #ActOnAcne. These three full size products looks awesome, great way to try La Rochay Posay range.

I am already fan of Trilogy and used some of their products. These deluxe samples are great to try and they are cute too;)

I also want to share that it will be great if you join beauty heaven because there is a forum about free samples there. I got all the information about free stuff from this forum.

I have also posted about free samples in the past, you can check my post here.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Red Earth Pure Colour Lipstick

Price: 24$ from David Jones, Adore Beauty and Red Earth online store

Red Earth  Pure Colour Lipstick in Wild Rose

Red Erath is a new brand for me and I have never tried it before. Few months back, I bought Red Earth  Pure Colour Lipstick, I paid around 15$ for it you can read details here.  I am happy to share that I am pleasantly suprised with the quality of this lipstick. 

Red Earth Pure Colour lipstick comes in a stronge metal packing which looks sleek and attractive.It has creamy texture and and glides smoothly on lips. The lipstick is highly pigmented and one swape can show the intense colour. It is non drying lipstick but also not very moisturising if you have dry lips. It does last for long time and stays on my lips for up to 6 hours.  If you have dry lips its better to exfoliate and moisturise your lips before using this lipstick.

The only dislike is its availability, David jones is too far from my home. I wish it comes at priceline then every one can enjoy Red Earth products.

I like this lipstick and I can recommend it for those who want long lasting highly pigmented lipsticks.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

How to Chose a Facial Cleanser

Simple Facial Cleanser

Image courtesy: from Care2 website

Chose cleanser for your skin type: Knowing your skin type is moat important in skin care. Chose cleanser which suits your skin type. There are separate formulas of cleanser for oily and dry skin. If you have oily skin, look for foaming facial cleanser while dry skin people should look for cream cleanser. People with normal skin can use creamy cleanser because foaming can be too drying for them.
Look at the label: Spend a little more time in reading labels of cleanser. If you have normal or dry skin(usually dry skin is sensitive too), look for the words gentle, creamy, anti-aging, hydrating, milky, sensitive, moisturising. If you have oily skin ( mostly oily skin have problem of breakouts) , look for the words like, oil balancing, oil controlling, skin clearing, deep cleansing, anti bacterial, anti blemish. It is hard to find cleanser for combination skin, but their are still some cleanser that claim to be for combination skin. Look for the words like skin balancing. If you can not find cleanser for combination skin, you can try cleansers for dry skin because it will not over dry your skin.
Avoid harsh cleanser: Many cleanser have very harsh formula, they claim to be suitable for oily skin but they actually strip your skin. Avoid using them. There is a simple test for your cleanser, when you wash your face, feel that it does irritates your eyes, if it does then discontinue using it. Just think, if it is harsh to your eyes then how it can be suitable for your entire face. Our facial skin is so gentle and sensitive, it should not be treated by harsh chemicals.
Look for the Ingredients: Always read the ingredient list. If you have oily skin and pimples, you should use cleanser with Salicylic Acid or Glycolic Acid or both. If cleanser have irritant like Alcohol Denate  on the top of list, then do not use it. People with sensitive skin avoid cleanser which contain fragrances.
Avoid Exfoliating Cleanser: There are so many cleanser in the market which claim to perform as cleanser and as scrub. Avoid using them as cleanser, because if you use it on daily bases, it will damage your skin. Too much exfoliation is bad for your skin. You can use them twice or thrice a week as scrub.
Men and women both can use same facial cleanser: You do not need to buy separate cleanser for your partner, if both of you have same skin type.
Tape test: There is an other test which can tell you weather your cleanser strip your skin or not. Before washing your face put a small piece of scotch tap to corner of your face and then put it off.  You will find some stuff from your skin on the tap. Repeat the test after washing your face, if you find more stuff on the tape after washing, it means your cleanser is stripping your skin. If its same or less then your cleanser is doing good with your skin.
Sulphate free cleanser: The hype about Sulphate free skin care products is increasing. There are a number of sulphate free cleanser in the market.  I personally feel that sulphate free cleanser are gentle and non drying. But it depends on your personal choice, usually sulphate free cleanser are pricey but still affordable. 
Never use beauty bars or soaps on your face: Washing face with beauty bars and soap strips your skin. Do not be impressed by the fancy claims of beauty bars. They are still soap with too many harsh chemicals. Even do not use them on your kids. You can buy a gentle face wash for your kids.
I can recommend to try cleanser from different drugstore brands like Neutrogena, Nivea, Clean and Clear, Biore, Clearsil, Olay, Sukin, Trilogy, people for plants, Aveeno etc. 

Sunday, August 7, 2016

YSL Manifesto Perfume Review

YSL Manifesto:30/50/90 ml: 98$/125$/165$ from David Jones, Myer and Priceline

YSL Manifesto Perfume has beautiful glass bottle with purple and golden colour design. I do not have words to explain how much I like it. It has floral and woody smell which is very famine. A small amount goes long way, I do not need to keep spraying many time. It has unbelievable lasting ability and I feel that it last for ever on your clothes until you wash them.

I always got complement when I use this perfume. I really really love it and will surely repurchase it. I highly recommend it for everyone.

My Rating: 5/5

Friday, August 5, 2016

Illamasqua Powder Blusher Duo Lover and Hussy

Price: 45$ Myer, Illamasqua official website and Beauty Bay

Hussy and Lover

Illamasqua is not available in Canberra Myer store.I bought this blusher duo from Illamasqua official website during sale and I paid 25$ including shipping (still cheaper than Myer ).

Illamasqua blusher duo comes in a nice strong black packing with mirror. Lover is peach and Hussy is Candy pink colour blush. The pack contain 2g of each product which last for long time.

First of all I just want to confirm that they worth the hype. Here is a quick review of these blushes.

  • These blushes are incredibility pigmented and powdery.
  • I only need very small amount for my checks, I think it will take ages to finish them.
  • Both shades are suitable for all skin tones including very fair and very dark skin colours.
  • They are long lasting and stays on my checks for up to 7 hours.
  • They look very natural and blends into my natural skin tone.
  • They are matte and does not highlight open pore or scare of my skin.
  • They are powdery I highly recommend using a good quality brush for them otherwise application will be messy.
  • You need concentrate on blending as it will need some practice to work with highly pigmented blush.
  • Not suitable for beginners because if they apply on wrong place they can not remove it easily.
I like these blushes and highly recommend them for every one.  

Monday, August 1, 2016

Ultraceuticals Ultra B2 Hydrating Serum Review

Price:85$ available at David Jones,beauty Salons and online


Ultraceuticals Ultra B2 Hydrating Serum comes in a nice easy to use packing.  It has thick consistency and it is fragrance free. Few drops are enough for entire face. I used it at night for few days and I am impressed. The moisture level and overall condition of my skin improved a lot. My skin is soft and smooth, all dry patches are gone. It is one of the best serums I have every tried. The only one problem with this product is its price and availability.

This serum is great for my dry sensitive skin, I highly recommend it for every one. It will be suitable for all skin types and all age groups.

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