Thursday, January 26, 2017

Olay Ultimate Eye Cream* Review

Price: 48.99$ supermarkets and pharmacies

Olay Ultimate Eye Cream comes in a sleek packing, the little jar looks very cute in my skin care stash.  When I opened the jar for the first time, I was surprised to see that the cream looks like a foundation in a small pot. The cream is beige coloured but upon application it disappears into my skin tone.
The cream itself is fragrance free which is good for my sensitive eyes. It has thick consistency and feels silky on my skin. The application is very easy, I use my ring finger and the cream quickly absorbs with out leaving any greasy residue. Due to its rich texture I need a small amount, and I think that this jar will last for a long time.

I have dry skin and my delicate eye area always needs hydration. This cream instantly moisturises, makes my eye area smooth and hydrated. I apply it twice a day and in the morning, I always wake up with fresh eyes. Occasionally I do have puffy eyes, but during this trial, I have not notice puffiness at all.  I use contact lenses and this cream does not cause any negative reaction to my sensitive eyes.

I am using Olay Ultimate Eye Cream for more than 3 weeks. My eye area is very well hydrated and the fine lines look smoother. At this stage, the dark circles are still there not a huge improvement. 

Overall, this eye cream is a great addition into my skin care regime, but it does not work like a magic to disappear dark circles. 

*This product is provided for review purpose but it does not affect my opinion.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Makeup Favourites 2016

I have tried lots of new products in 2016, here is some of my favourites.


L’Oréal Paris Nude Magique Cushion Foundation: It is very easy to apply, great for time poors and ideal for no make up looks.

Maybelline Dream Pure BB cream: I bought its full size after using its sample and I am super impressed with pigmentation and coverage.

Loreal Infalibe Powder Foundation: This finely milled powder foundation works great with my dry skin.

Illamasqua Powder Blush Duo: This is my first Illamasqua product, I love the pigmentation and longevity. Sadly Illamasqua is not available in Canberra but their products are worth buying.

Artdeco Camouflage Cream: It covers all the imperfections on my skin, more suitable to cover brown spots and acne marks.

Rimmel Kate Moss Sculptng Palette: It is one of the best all in one palettes, its highly pigmented formula last for long time.

Benefit Hoola Bronzer: It actually worth the hype, perfect for contouring.

NYX Eyebrow Pencil: It is very similar to Benefit Goof Proof but with the friction of price.

Essence Make Me Brow: Cheap dupe of Benefit gimme brow.

Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil: Perfect for fuller brows.

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara: Love this macaara, it instantly curls my lashes.

Rimmel Scandal Eye Eye Liners: The new formula is awesome, I have used the old one and I am pleasantly surprised to use these new ones. They are highly pigmented and long lasting.

Rimmel 100o Kisses Stay On Lip Liner: Long lasting and highly pigmented lip liner.

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick: A new product by UD, it is not less than Mac Lipstick. I will post detailed review soon.

Red Earth Pure Colour Lipstick: It is creamy smooth lipstick with long lasting colour but only available at David Jones and Online.

Rimmel the Only One Lipstick: Best drugstore lipstick in 2016, Creamy, pigmented and long lasting with variety of colours.

I used this Palette a lot this year,it is all in one and perfect for time poors. Sadly this is a limited edition palette, and no more available.

What is your favourite product in 2016? have you tried any of these?

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Bio Oil Review*

Price: 15$-35$  from Priceline, Chemist Warehouse, Supermarkets, Big W, Kmart, Target and pharmacies

Being a mother of two, I have learned to live (and love) with my stretch marks. I am realistic about body changes after child birth, I do not expect that any product or exercise will work like a magic and bring back my previous body.

Bio Oil comes in a transparent plastic bottle which is very easy to use and even I can carry smaller size in my handbag too. I used it on my face and body, having dry skin, I always love to use oils on my face. I also used it on my body and specially focused on my tummy where I have most damaged skin. The oil has runny consistency and has light smell which disappears after few minutes. Upon application It feels greasy but after some time it just absorbs into my skin. It instantly moisturises my skin leaving it soft and silky, and It does not feel sticky or heavy. I only need small amount for each application, I think the bottle will last for long time. 

I used Bio oil on my face and body for few weeks but I used it on my face only at night. During trial period my facial skin feels well hydrated and soft, while dry patches also disappears. On my body, the results are almost same, my skin is moisturised and overall appearance of my stretch marks are improved.  The best thing about Bio oil is its ability to hydrate and calm down my skin. I suffer from dryness and itchiness on my stretch marks and with Bio oil, my skin is moisturised, calm and smooth. When it comes to appearance of stretch marks, the results are not very noticeable at that time but I hope to see improvement in the future. 

I hope Bio Oil will introduce more products in this range.

*This product is provided for review purpose but it does not affect my opinion.

Simplicité Lemon Night Creme Review*

Price:53.50 at Myer and online

 Simplicité Lemon Night Creme

Simplicité Lemon Night Creme comes in sleek white jar with silver lid. The cream is rich and has thick consistency, but surprisingly it just melts into my skin beautifully with out leaving greasy residue. It has strong lemon smell which I like, it feels very refreshing especially in the summer season. The smell disappears after few minutes of application. 

I am using this cream for the last few weeks and I am satisfied with the results. It is very light weight cream and does not feel heavy. I have normal to dry skin in summers, it moisturises my skin instantly with out making it oily or greasy. In the morning I can feel that my skin is well hydrated, and looks nourished and healthy. All the dry areas on my skin are improved and dull skin also looks much better. I have sensitive skin and this cream works very well with my skin type. It does not break me out and does not cause any negative reaction.

In these few weeks of use, I can see that my skin looks bright and clear. I have few acne marks and they just disappeared, also the overall appearance of my skin improved a lot.My dull and dry skin feels nourished, firm and well hydrated.

Overall I am very happy with this product and it works great with my skin. The only dislike is the price and availability, it is only available at Myer which is too far from my place.

*This product is provided for review purpose but it does not affect my opinion.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Five lipsticks - For long lasting lip colour

Being a lipstick lover, I have tried a number of lipsticks from different brands, Here is my 5 favourite lipsticks for long lasting lip colour.

From left to right 
Red Earth Pure Colour (Wild Rose), Rimmel Kate Moss Matte Finish (Kiss of life), , Revlon Colour Stay Ultimate Suede lipstick (Preview),Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick (16) Loreal Colour Riche Serum Inside Lipstick (Radiant Rose)
From Left right
Red Earth Pure Colour (Wild Rose), Rimmel Kate Moss Matte Finish (Kiss of life), Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick (16), Revlon Colour Stay Ultimate Suede lipstick (Preview), Loreal Colour Riche Serum Inside Lipstick

Red Earth Pure Colour Lipstick (Wild Rose): It is a creamy and long lasting lipstick, its packing looks beautiful too.

Rimmel Kate Moss Matte Finish Lipstick (Kiss of Life): It has highly pigmented formula and one swipe is enough to show the intense colour. This shade is a perfect dupe of Mac Ruby woo.

Revlon Colour Stay Ultimate Suede lipstick (Preview): Truly long lasting lipstick and comes in a variety of shades.

Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick (16)An other favourite from Rimmel, these are my first Rimmel products and I repurchase them many times.

Loreal Colour Riche Serum Inside Lipstick (Radiant Rose): Sadly this is discontinued, I actually love this more than original Colour Riche. I hope that Loreal will bring back these kind of lipsticks again.

Thanks for reading, have you tried any of them? love to hear your thoughts

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Collective Haul - Priceline and Mecca

Few months back I visited Priceline in Canberra Center to buy hair colour but ended up with some makeup goodies (and forget to buy hair colour). First, I was surprised to see some stalls out side Priceline containing clearance Items. There were not massive crowd around so I easily looked at those products.

There was huge reduction on selected products, and even I was curious why they are on such a low price. Sales assistant told me that they need space for Christmas stuff so they are clearing their stock. She also confirmed that these products or the shades are discontinued by the brand or Priceline. Being a beauty blogger I can confirm that the sale stuff is really discontinued.  Also I want to mention that all the products are brand new, sealed and in perfect condition, I opened their seal to take photos. I really appreciate Priceline for this massive reduction unlike other retailers who put them in clearance bins on higher prices and they stay there for ages.

Finally I choose some products, I have kept these for me and others I have already given as gift.The Maybelline powder was discontinued, I like this old version, sadly the new one does not work for me. I bought two different shades because testers were not there, I hope one will work for me.

My local Mecca store does not stock Urban Decay and I was dying to try their new lipstick. I hate to pay 10$ for shipping, so I waited for Mecca free shipping offer. Some of the shades were already out of stock, I selected the Shade Menace in Matte comfort (28$). I am pleasantly surprised with the fast shipping, but unfortunately it was very hot day and my lipstick was sweating when I received it. Even I thought that by mistake I ordered the creamy version, but after some time the lipstick got better. 

 I love this beautiful packing of Mecca

 Urban Decay Lipstick and free samples

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Menace

Thanks for reading, I hope you got some good bargains too in this festive season.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Serums for Every Budget

Here is my favourite serums, They are different from each other and suitable for different skin types

Ultraceuticals Ultra B2 Hydrating Serum: Great for dry skin with anti aging properties, It gives intense hydration and improves the moisture level of the skin with in few days.

Nivea Q10 Antiwrinkle Serum Pearls: This is a multipurpose serum and works as primer too. On my dry skin it works well but I feel that it is more suitable for normal and combination skin.

Natural Instinct Plump and Renew Serum: Great for normal, combination and oily skins, I prefer to use it in warmer days of the year when my skin is not very dry.

Antipodes HOsana H2O Skin Plumping Serum: An other serum for dry skin beauties, It gives intense hydration, after few days of use my skin looks and feels silky soft. I have used its 10ml sample bottle, no doubt, I will buy its full size.

Have you tried any of these serum? love to hear your thoughts.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

New Year Resolutions 2017 - Beauty and Blog

Happy New Year everyone, Hope you are having great time in these holidays.

Here is some of my beauty and blog new year resolutions
  • I feel that I ignored my skin care last year, being in thirties, I need to focus on anti aging products. I will take care of my hands and feet as well, I have more than 8 hand creams but I forget to use them.
  • I am planning to regularly declutter my collection, like I have 70 lipstick but some are more than 3 years old. I will donate my extra make up and keep only those which work for me.
  • I need to avoid impulse buys specially when it comes to makeup. From now I am buying only those products which I actually need instead of what I want.  If I behaved well, I will treat myself with a single high end item.
  • I have tons of skin care samples which are roaming around in my house, I need to use all of them. 
  • Like all the beauty bloggers I have lots of products in my stash which need to be reviewed but I just kept buying new ones. Now  I have decided that before buying new ones, I will review 5 product which I already have.
  • I will shop my stash more often, specially when I am lusting some thing. I will try to find similar ones in my collection as it is useless to own two similar products.
  • This year I hope my life will be more settled so I try to post more on my blog and work to improve photography skills. We recently broke our camera at Wollongong beach, so we are buying new DSLR for better pictures.
  • I am planning to work more on my Instagram account and I will try to give a well organized new look to my Insta feed.
Thanks for reading, do you have any beauty resolutions for 2017?

Monday, January 9, 2017

Skin and Hair Care Favourites 2016

I have tried lots of new products in 2016, here is my skin and hair care favourites in 2016.

Skin Care Favorites

It is such a refreshing and soothing product, I just start using it in this summer  and I am fell in love.
It makes my skin fresh and hydrated, in addition it is very easy to use. 

Neutrogena Deep Clean Micellar Gel to Foam Cleanser* (for dry skin)
All in one product and saves my time at the end of the day

Dermalogica Microfoliant
It does worth the hype, I am using it for last few months and my skin is loving it. It instantly removes dead skin leaving it soft and hydrated.

Simplicite Lemon Night Cream*
I start using it in the last month and it makes my skin bright and well hydrated. It is not too heavy and perfect for summers.The only dislike is the packing, I wish it comes in a pump bottle or tube.

Natural Instinct Dark Circle+ Wrinkle Correction Eye Cream*
My favourite product from Natural instint, It hydrate under eye areas and I feel that it also lighten my dark circle. It is not very noticeable for others but I can see it.

LA ROCHE-POSAY Effaclar Duo Plus*
Who do not have break outs, I have dry skin but still I have some occasional breakouts. For me this little tube has solution for all types of acne. I apply it at the night and in the morning the pimple is shrink and just gone quickly after some days with out leaving any marks. It is must have in my skin care stash.

Hair Care Favourites

Models Prefer Paddle Brush
It is a big paddle brush and it saves my time a lot, I can quickly style my hair with this. I got it in Priceline 50% Priceline Sale, It cost me 4.50$ and I was not expecting much from it but it does its job really very well.

Herbal Essence Honey I 'm Strong Shampoo
For me it works like a magic, Frizzy hair is the only issue I have and this shampoo sorted it very well. The packing is changed now and new one is more beautiful.

Loreal Excellence Creme Hair Colour
Actually I am using it for last five years but never mentioned it on my blog, so I decided that I should share this as a part of 2016 favourites.

VS Sassoon Curl Secret
Luckily I have almost problem free hair and I only need to wash them and that's all. But I am just getting bored of the same hair sytles, so for a change it started using it this year and I fell in love with this hair tool.

Schwarzkopf Ultimate Oil Elixir Serum*
It is very easy to use and instantly makes my hair silky soft. with its lightweight formula, it gives luxurious shine, in addition it smells like a nice perfume.

Thanks for reading :) , Have you tried any of these products, Love to hear from you

*This product is provided for review purpose but it does not affect my opinion.
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