Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Review: Vaseline Spray Moisturisers *

I moisturise. No, seriously, I moisturise, and by that, I mean I SERIOUSLY moisturise. Every day, after a shower, face and body, feet and hands... It's probably surprising that I don't just slide around like a seal, being this slippery!

However, what this means is that during my absolutely favourite time of the year, Summer, it does get a little sticky, not to mention humid, which means that I don't always enjoy how I feel after moisturing - a little bit ick. That never stopped me from doing my daily thing, however, I did wonder if there was a better alternative.

Believe it or not, there is! Vaseline now makes spray moisturiser, which has a twist cap on the top, meaning you can still pop it into your bag, even after opening it. Each can contains approximately 190g of product, and it comes in four flavours, one of which is for dry skin, which isn't pictured.

You had me at cocoa butter. This gorgeous spray smells heavily of cocoa butter, which means that after your shower, this would cause you to smell of someone that's been rolling around in chocolate. It's so delicious, this makes me a little hungry after application.  

For those seeking a fragrance free option, this is your baby. This also has twice the concentration of the usual moisturiser. I have noticed with this one that it does flake off a little, which makes me wonder if it's because of the thick formula. 

This is my favourite of the lot, and here's why - the scent. While I do love the cocoa butter smell, and who doesn't, incidentally, the aloe vera one is just so fresh and summery, it's hard to go past. It's my perfect Summer moisturiser - light, easy to use and isn't greasy once it's rubbed in.

The downside is that it doesn't last for very long, and therefore, cost wise, it's not the most ideal. However, comfort level wise - totally worth it. Also, you're meant to spray, then rub it in, which means that it can get a little slippery to hold on to and spray at the same time by the time you reach the last few parts of your body that you need to do.

The bottom line is that I love, love, love this stuff, but I don't see myself spritzing this on during Winter, as it could get a little cold, but come Summer, it's going to be in my basket every time I hit Pricelne!

Have you tried this before? Which one's your favourite?

* These products were provided, but in no way influenced my opinion.

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Current Mask(ed) Heroes

As a beauty blogger (and just a skincare addict in general), I generally have a zillion of everything open at any point in time. Today, I want to run you through all the masks I currently have on the go, and why I'm using them.

1) Sasy n Savy Vitamin Enriched Facial Recover Masque - I received this in a beauty box a while back, and I really like this as a gentle, non-tingling recovery mask. This is great for when your face has had a harsh time, and you're in need of a bit of a soothing mask, such as after spending lots of time out in the sun.

2) Formula 10.0.6 Pores Be Pure Skin-Clarifying Mud Mask - This mask is extra tingly! It's really great for getting in and cleaning out all of the gross.

3) GlamGlow Thirsty Mud - This is fantastic for when I need a little bit of a hydration boost!

4) Puretopia Purity and Revive Deep Cleansing Clay Mask - This, to me, is a bit of an in between mask - this is a gentler cleansing mask that does tingle a bit, but not much.

And there you have it - my current mask(ed) heroes! Do you just have the one mask tube? How many do you have on rotation?

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Violet Box February 2015

The arrival of my Violet Box last month was greeted with joy. After all, who doesn't like getting their monthly subscription in the mail? I tore into it pretty quickly once I got it in my hot little hands. Here's what they included in February.

Five very decent looking products! Here's what's on the list:

Doesn't it look like a great box? Let's go through it all!

1) Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser - I like exfoliating cleansers, and one that foams at the same time? Colour me intrigued!

2) Emite Make Up BB Highlighting Pen (full size) - 2014 was the year of highlighting and contouring for me, and it's carried through to 2015, so I'm really glad I got this to help me out with my current H & C needs.

3) Natural World Brazilian Keratin Treatment Oil (full size) - This is such a travel friendly size! I like the fact that they say it'll deal with fly aways. One can only hope.

4) Pretty Woman Magnetix Nail Polish (full size) - While I liked the whole magnetic trend when it first came out, I think it's had it's moment in the sun, like crackle. It's still fun, but not quite on point as it was.

5) Teeez Trend Cosmetics Easy On The Eyes Pencil (full size) - I already have this, and I have to say, it's not my absolute favourite, sadly, so it might find it's way over to a giveaway.

Overall, a good box with some things that I will be getting quite a bit of use out of, hopefully! For more information on Violet Box and their monthly subscriptions, head over to their site to have a look.

Have you tried their service before? What would you use from this box?

Monday, 16 March 2015

Review: So...? Fragrances Part 2 *

I was recently given the chance to try a different set of So...? Fragrances (see the original post here) and given that my first experience with them was brilliant, I was pretty excited to see what else they had in the range. I almost bought some a while back, but couldn't justify the space (or lack there of - I'm currently unable to fit more on the dresser, so I'm on a bit of a perfume ban). 

Indisputably my favourite scent of all those that I've tried, the body spray is a lighter version of the EDT. It has notes of pineapple, laced with vanilla and blackcurrant, ending with musky tone. The down side, as stated, is that this is a lighter version of the EDT, which I have finished a 30 ml bottle of, so don't expect it to stick around.

If you're keen on fruity scents, then this one would be ideal for you. This spray bottle retails for $4.95.

So...? is one of the more prominent scents from the entire range (I say this as I always see this in pharmacies and Target when I'm out and about), and while it's quite pretty, this feels a little mature for me once it dries down.

I catch freesia with some cedarwood, which is more noticeable on dry down. While it's meant to smell of orange, lilies and passionfruit, I don't sense any of it on my skin. Instead, when reacting with my skin chemistry, this feels like quite a grown up scent. 

This 30 ml bottle retails for $14.95.

You can find these fragrances are Priceline, Big W, Target, as well as other pharmacies.

Has trying a fragrance from one brand caused you to branch out? What's your favourite So...? fragrance?

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

7 Wonders of February 2015!

February has been a fantastic month for products. So much so, I suspect that there will be spill over to this month. Without further ado, here's what I've been really into in the last month.

1, 2 and 3) Tresemme 7 Day Keratin Smooth Shampoo, Conditioner and Treatment - see here for the full review. I've used this a few cycles over now, and I'm still really loving it. If you're after something that could help make your hair a little more manageable, this should be a consideration.

4) NARS Digital World Palette - How is this not gorgeous straight off the bat? There is a bronzer and four blushes, including one that could double as a highlighter,

5) Catrice Prime and Fine Mattifying Powder Waterproof - This is an excellent powder that I use only a little bit of every time, because it can get a little cakey, if too much is used in one go. 

6) La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Tinted SPF 50+ - A very decent tinted moisturiser that, while it does start of quite sticky, you can powder over it very nicely. This doesn't ball either! AND it also has SPF 50+ in it - just a winner all around, really!

7) NYX Radiant Finishing Powder in Sunkissed - As you can very well tell from the amount of wear on this palette, I've been running through it! I love this for a bronzed dewy finish that also seals the make up on my face. The only thing that makes me sad is having to give it up once I'm back in Winter.  

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Lust Have It January 2015!

Lust Have It! Late, but always lovely to see you. I did see a couple of sneak peeks before I got mine, seeing as I was away from work last week, so I was aware of what I was getting - and looking forward to it!

As always, despite their tardiness, they are excellent value! Going monthly (mostly) for $19.95, it's certainly still one of my favourite boxes.

1) Natraganics Avado Organic Avocado Oil (full size) - This is meant to be avocado oil, and nothing but that, and it's meant for use on the skin. This also makes me feel like it could double as an excellent salad dressing.

2) Designer Brands Chubby Lipstick Crayon in Enchanted Rose - I already have this one, and really quite like it.

3) Urban Skincare Co Diffuse Body Balm - This brand seems to be quite popular with Lust Have It, and I know of some people really liking it, which makes this a bit of a bonus. 

4) Colour by TBN Neon Nail Polish in Pash Tasch (full size) - When they say neon, they mean NEON! This is one very bright coral/orange - yeowzas!

5) Marsk Organic Eyeliner in Pitch Black (full size) - Black eyeliners are a necessity! I'm always on the look out for the next big thing when it come in eyeliners, so I'm happy to see this in the pack.

6) Marsk Mineral Eye Shadow in Mudcake (full size) - I got it in the colour I wanted. It's a beautiful dark shimmery brown.

Excellent value at around $90, as one would expect from LHI! If you're looking to try it, use 'TPRINCESS' to get $5 off your first box.

Are you happy with this month's box? What would be your pick from the selection?

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Sephora Event with Ole Henriksen and Chloe Morello!

I had the luck, recently, to win a ticket to attend an event held at Sephora in Sydney. It was a brunch with Ole Henriksen, and there were 19 other lucky ducks who had the chance to be present as well.

Due to my inability to get my shit together on a Saturday morning (why, oh why, do I insist on sleeping late on the weekends?), I arrived as the brunch was well underway, but I did manage to grab a very healthy looking drink, and even got the chance to mingle with some of the lovely ladies there.

Incidentally, Ole made the rounds and was incredibly friendly! Which, let's be honest, made me feel like buying tons of his products, simply because he was so very nice! Also, for a 63 year old, his skin just GLOWED, which made me want to just stuff a ton of products into my shopping basket!

We were given our assigned seats and that's when things got really fun. Chloe and Ole went through a few questions, and he was just so enthusiastic and pumped about skin care - it was just fun to sit back and watch everything that took place. 

Chloe looked amazing and was also very lovely. I liked that, despite the fact that she's got a huge following, she was really warm and had a great laugh. She ran through a number of questions with Ole, and had some excellent points to make. Also, it didn't hurt that she liked Daniel Craig! 

A few of us in the audience even got the chance to ask some questions. I asked about using face masks, and he reckoned that a weekly usage would be sufficient. 

I was just so chuffed to have had the chance to take pictures with the two of them - it was an unbelievably great way to kick start my weekend! 

Of course, we were also given goodie bags at the end of the event, and I was itching to have a look at what's inside! Luckily, Ole went through everything in the bag and gave us instructions on how to use everything in them,

Have you tried anything from the Ole Henriksen before? What's your favourite?