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Desert Island Beauty Packing List

I can’t count the amount of times I’ve been asked what my desert island beauty picks would be. My answer is always sunscreen. Hands down, it’s the most important because without it we would burn to a crisp, dehydrate and die. But what if you knew you were going to a deserted island for 4 days, with 3 of your friends, a heap of beer and delicious meals? What beauty supplies would you need then? Well, that’s the exact situation I faced when I jetted off to XXXX Island in Queensland.

As a guest of my friend, Helen of SASSYBELLA.com, I was challenged to live the good life for a few days on the XXXX private island along with our friends Sophia of Moulin Frock and Nicole of Confidant Liar. So what the heck do I pack? The battle between the lazy Kimmi and the prepare-for-any-situation Kimmi fought it out to come up with the perfect beauty pack list. These are the crucial items I packed in my suitcase.  Continue Reading

Goldwell Dualsenses Rich Repair Thermo Leave-in Conditioner

Not too long ago I was trialling a shampoo and conditioner that left my hair extremely dry and damaged. Despite the products stating they were to “repair” already dry hair, I seemed to have had a completely opposite reaction. My hair became so dry and knotty (even while using the conditioner) that not even a Tangle Teezer could get through it. It was upsetting and after 3 or 4 attempts at sticking to the products I decided I needed help from the outside in the form of a leave-in treatment just so I could put my hair into a somewhat presentable state. I had previously tried Goldwell’s Rich Repair shampoo and conditioner samples while travelling and found them to be too rich for my normal hair, so when this damage started occurring I instantly thought back to the Dualsense Rich Repair range as a potential solution.

I reached for the Goldwell Dualsenses Rich Repair Thermo Leave-In Treatment as a quick spray-in solution. Did it help me? My review tells all.  Continue Reading

August is nearly over but I couldn’t let the month fly by without sharing my favourite new release beauty products that went on sale. It was a big month for new releases, with over 75 new beauty products crossing my desk and for the first time in months I actually have favourites in all beauty categories!

This is going to be a big one so let’s just get straight into it ….  Continue Reading

We all know someone who just loves doing their hair. Male or female, they stand in front of the bathroom mirror for an hour just to style their hair to perfection. To be fair, I can’t really talk because I do just that with my makeup. However, this post is not so much about me as it is for those hair-fanatics we have to buy Christmas presents for.

Here are five gift ideas to suit any budget for the hair obsessor in your life.


You could give someone Katy Perry for Christmas ….. oh no, wait a second, that isn’t right.

ghd Scarlet Collection Deluxe

The newest release from ghd is this limited edition Continue Reading

The Sunsilk Co-Creations brand is continuing to grow and their latest addition release comes from parisian ‘style & length expert’, Teddy Charles. This new range, however, is no Teddy’s first with Sunsilk. In fact, he has previously released two other collections, ‘Plumped Up Volume’ in the green packaging, and ‘Longer and Stronger’ in black packaging. Now Teddy has come out with Frizz and Weather Defence, and I have to say that out of the 3, this one sounds just right for me.

I have fine hair. A lot of it, but it is fine. My hair is completely subject to weather conditions, and it doesn’t take much to turn it frizzy and limp. Living in Sydney means I get to experience multiple climates each week (sometimes even in the one day!), so it would be great to prevent that change before it happens. Let’s see how they went!

Frizz & Weather Defence Shampoo and Conditioner

Easily the first thing I noticed about these are the scent, which is slightly bubblegum-esque. It is a bit sweet but not overwhelming and once you rinse your hair out it is pretty much gone. I love that my hair doesn’t feel dried out after using the shampoo (even with two washes, which is unnecessary unless you have been rolling around in mud) and the conditioner makes my hair easy to comb almost instantly. Afterwards, when my hair is dry, there is a slightly noticeable reduction in frizz.

One thing that annoys me to no end is the packaging of the conditioner. Yes, it looks sleek, but because of the weird shape on the top it can’t be stood with the lid up (and no, it can’t lean against anything either because the bottle is too curved). You may be thinking that is such a lame annoyance, but I have to share my one shower with two other humans and 6 dogs. We don’t have any shelves/racks in the shower so everything has to be placed on the floor. One of those humans is male and works with greasy cars in a warehouse all day, so you can imagine how filthy he is. The last thing I want to think about is all that filth pooling in water around my beauty products, seeping in through the lid and eventually ending up being put in my hair (and don’t think it doesn’t happen, because it does, but I didn’t want to scar you by taking photos). Ye, not a good picture!

If you are blessed to have your own shower, or maybe even a shelf/rack to put your products on, than these products are superb.

The curved top of the conditioner causes me nightmares

Defence Frizz Control Light Cream

This product could be Continue Reading

Best Beauty Holiday Gifts 2017

The holidays are about showing our loved ones we appreciate them, and to treat ourselves to a little something-something too. One way to do that is by picking up some of the best beauty holiday gifts. I’ve rounded up some of my top choices for every budget.  Continue Reading

In-Home Massage Soothe App Review

Have you had a professional massage in your own home? It was a concept I thought was reserved for rich housewives and high-flying executives. To my surprise, however, massage is no longer a luxury as it’s becoming an essential part of self-care. Hunching over computers and mobile devices, less daily movement and exercise …. our bodies are suffering. Massage is one of the easiest ways to reduce pain and stress from mounting up in our body, but with busier lives comes less time for self care.

I’ve always dreamt of having a massage therapist come to me, and I’ve looked into it many times over the last few years. I tried to find a reliable and certified massage therapist who offered in-home massage and didn’t charge a crazy price but that always seemed to be just out of reach. Then, I heard that Soothe had launched in Australia. An app that turns massage into an on-demand service. Will my Soothe app review reveal an answer to my prayers? Read on to find out! Continue Reading

Priceline Cosmetics Sale 2017

A Priceline cosmetics sale is just what the doctor ordered before the Holiday season madness. This month, Priceline is giving you 50% off all cosmetics and makeup. You heard correctly, 50% off! You could buy all your holiday and christmas gifts at 50% off and use the rest of your budget to treat yourself. Read on to get my shopping tips, product recommendations and all the nitty-gritty details. Continue Reading

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