Christmas Gift Ideas: bHave De-Stress, Restore & Shine Pack (Under $70) + Giveaway

Monday, 23 November 2015

I've featured bHave products on the blog more times than I can count!! I've had 2 children in under 5 years and the effects of pregnancy has really affected my hair. 

In my pregnancy with Adeline I had serious hair loss about 3 months after her birth. I lost a lot of hair, especially around my hairline and I had 2 awkward bald patches on my forehead that left me with a slight "widows peak." 


Tuesday, 17 November 2015

On Wednesday and Thursday (the 18th and 19th of November), Priceline are having their 40% off make up sale. I've previously posted my make up suggestions here, but there are some new favourites that I've been trying since the last sale that I wanted to recommend to you.

Here are some of the products that you should pop in your basket...

Reviewed: Lush Limited Edition Christmas Products (2015)

Monday, 16 November 2015

Lush release many products over the year but my favourite launch has to be their Xmas range. It's the biggest (and in my opinion), the best. 

This year they have a great mix of old favourites (like Snow Fairy Shower Gel, Rose Jam Shower Gel and the Snowcake soap) along with some new limited edition products.

These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things: September/October Favourites 2015

Monday, 9 November 2015

With my husband being away last month and having no time to blog, I'm finally getting around to my favourite products. While there's not a lot of them, 5 of them are new products that I can't wait to share with you.

I've been going through my stash and have gotten rid of A LOT of products. I've given a lot away to charity (new and unused products) and went through my opened products and threw away ones that have been sitting there for months (or in some cases 2-3 years!)

Getting rid of older products has given me the opportunity to try out some new products. 

One of those has been the Palmer's Facial Cleansing Oil. I picked this up from the supermarket when it was 50% off and after the first use, I regretted not picking up more. This has kicked my beloved Dr LeWinn's 4 Fusion Cleansing Oil off of its number 1 place as my favourite cleansing oil. 

It has that gorgeous Palmer's cocoa scent. It works amazingly at getting rid of make up and doesn't leave any oil on my skin. It's also one of the few drugstore/supermarket oil cleansers that doesn't contain mineral oil. You need to pick this up if you've never tried an oil cleanser before.

Some products you instantly fall in love with (like the Palmer's cleansing oil) and then there are other products that take a while to warm up to. When I first tried the Trilogy Botanical Lightening Treatment,* I liked it but it wasn't until I started seeing results that I fell in love with it. After using it for about 4 weeks I noticed that my hyperpigmentation was reducing and my complexion has more of an even tone. The more that I use it, the more that I adore it.

I also like the fact that it's a lightweight cream. It sits under my make up nicely and it will also be great for summer as it's light on my skin. 

Continuing on with brightening products, I was sent some products from the Jurlique "Purely White" range. I've been slowly introducing them into my skincare routine over the last month and have really seen a difference to my skintone. I've been using the Jurlique Purely White Skin Brightening Day Cream* every morning and the Jurlique Purely White Skin Brightening Night Cream* every second night (I use the Alpha H Liquid Gold on alternate nights). Once I've finished the Trilogy serum, I'll start using the serum from the Purely White range. 

I was also sent the cleanser from the Purely White range, but I've found that sometimes it feels a bit too dry for my skin. The weather in Adelaide has been very strange with one day 30 degrees and sunny then the next day it's 18 with rain, so I'm not sure if that's affecting my skin and that's why sometimes the cleanser feels dry on my skin. I just bought the Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Daily Moisturiser Cleanser last week and have been switching them around depending on how oily or dry my skin feels. 


I picked up the Natura Siberica Oblepikha Hair Mask For Severely Damaged Hair from Chemist Warehouse back in September and instantly fell in love. It leaves my hair feeling so incredibly soft and smooth. I've ran out of it and will be picking up another one this week. I'm tempted to purchase more from their haircare range (they also do body products too) but I really need to finish some of the hair products that I already have.

Make Up

If you follow me on Instagram (see here) you'll notice that a lot of my MOTD posts contain the same things and that's because I'm trying to use up my make up and finally finish them!

So I don't have a lot of make up favourites as I'm a bit sick of wearing the same products day in, day out. But one product that I still love is the ModelCo Lash & Line Superlash Mascara + Liquid Liner.* I don't use the liner often as I'm normally rushing around trying to get ready with a baby in one hand, but I've been using the mascara nearly everyday for the last 2 months. I really need to buy a new one as this is starting to clump up and go past the 3 month mascara use by date.  

Hopefully you enjoyed hearing about some new products! Has there been anything that you've loved recently?
Amy, XO

*I was kindly sent this for consideration. All thoughts and views are completely my own, and are always 100% honest. See my disclosure policy here.

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Adelaide's IMATS: Adelaide Hair & Make Up Show Review + Haul

Saturday, 7 November 2015

It's been a while since I've been able to blog. My husband was overseas most of October, so I found it impossible to get much downtime to blog. Now that he's back I'm able to finally finish this post that has been sitting in my drafts folder for weeks!

Back in September Adelaide hosted the closest thing that we'll get to IMATS... the Adelaide Hair & Make Up Show. 
Being the first event it was smaller than IMATS but they were able to bring some fantastic brands with them. Brands like Inglot, Crown Brush Australia, Besame Cosmetics, Inika, Bosa Beauty, Musq Natural Cosmetics and more. 

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