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Kris Kringle, Secret Santa … whatever you call it, it can be painful to buy those christmas gifts. If you don’t really know the person you are buying the gift for it can be extra difficult. What do they like? What do they hate? You could spend days going crazy over what to get them and how not to blow your budget. Today our gift guide is just for those tricky situations. We have come up with the best Secret Santa/Kris Kringle gifts and all of them cost under $35. Continue Reading

 

On Wednesday 30th May, The USA will be treated to a very special Snow White and the Huntsman event on HSN. For those of you who don’t know what HSN is, it stands for Home Shopping Network, and it is one of the greatest home shopping companies in the world. In Australia we have TVSN and the UK have QVC. Well, the USA are lucky enough to have HSN and QVC. Spoilt!

Anyway, I wanted to share with you some of the awesome products that ybf have created for this new movie, starring that chick from Twilight that shows no emotion … Kristen Stewart! It also stars Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth who are far more pleasant to look at. Apologies for anyone who likes Kristen. I am sure she is a lovely girl.

I love fairy tales but I love them even more when they are brought to life in the form of beauty products. I don’t know if I will like the movie, but I will definitely like these cuties!

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My brows (and a face without make-up … eek!)

If you have met me, you are probably one of those strange people to compliment me on my eyebrows. Cheers for that, but it is a little strange. Although I do prefer that over you feeling me and complimenting me on my soft skin. And speaking of soft skin, seeing as though I spilled the beans on my skin secrets, I thought I should do the same for my eyebrows.

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A new player in the cosmetics game has officially entered the Australian market …. and I could not be happier to welcome them. MeMeMe Cosmetics is a brand that is known and loved in the UK. I knew very little about them until recently, but from the sounds of things, they are right up my alley!

I wonder what this is??

Who Are MeMeMe Cosmetics?

From the philosophies of Ancient Greece, to the beauty and elegance of the Renaissance, MeMeMe is a celebration of the free spirit found within us all.

The creation of gorgeous, distinctive and spirited cosmetics for their customers is their passion. MeMeMe formulates premium quality products that will always be as luxurious as possible whilst performing at a standard you would find from only the best.

They pride themselves on offering affordable luxury within an electric range of handbag essentials, on trend editions, classic lines and gift collections as individual and versatile as their customers.

Source: Excerpt from Beauty Directory Australia


Reviews and Swatches

Like every beauty brand that comes to our shores, I instantly wanted to try it. The draw card for me is that they offer on-trend items at around half the price. You know I love me a bargain. Today I am going to show you 5 of the key products I think you will love.

Blush Me! Blush Box

First thing I thought of when I saw these were Benefit Cosmetics boxed powders (I already told you about my love for Sugarbomb). The Blush Boxes from MeMeMe come in four variances, Bronze, Coral, Pink and Rouge. Just like the Benefit versions these also come with a little brush inside, but these are different in that Continue Reading

To conclude Foundation Week I thought it would be nice to share with you some of my must-know tips for buying foundation. Lets face it, it’s a horrible task. Hopefully you will have seen a foundation this week that made you wonder if would work for you, or maybe you just liked the look of it, either way the below tips will help you work out what is best for your skin and how to tackle the buying process. Continue Reading

Beauty blogger Kimberly Nissen of The Plastic Diaries reviews Dermaquest Stem Cell 3D Facial Cleanser

Face cleansers are seen as quite an underrated product in terms of our overall skincare needs, but they’re actually really important. The correct cleanser for your skin should remove dirt, debris and build-up that otherwise gets in the way of your other skincare products delivering their best results. A vast majority of skin issues can be activated simply by using the wrong cleanser. When it comes to anti-aging, it’s essential to not use a face cleanser that is drying or stripping. Hydration is key, and that’s one of the major claims behind the DermaQuest Stem Cell 3D Facial Cleanser.

As I continue my fight against aging and dry skin I’ve tested the DermaQuest Stem Cell 3D Facial Cleanser. Is it worth the price tag? Read on to find out.  Continue Reading

Female Hair Loss Before and After

Female hair loss and hair thinning are a growing sector within the beauty market. I used to think female hair loss was a beauty issue and as such could be treated with beauty products. Self-inflicted hair loss is my most common concern. I blamed my tight braids, hair irons and chemical damage. However, the fact remains that the leading causes for female hair loss are health related.

When my normal amount of hair fall dramatically increased, with noticeable receding of my hairline, I panicked. I didn’t know where to begin with treating it but I couldn’t understand why it was happening. I’d stop styling my hair in tight do’s, I rarely heat style and I haven’t dyed my hair in almost 2 years. I ruled out self-inflicted hair loss so I went straight to my GP (doctor) to ask for advice. It turns out that my female hair loss was completely reversible for less than $20!  Continue Reading

Beauty blogger Kimberly Nissen of The Plastic Diaries reviews Trefiel Lace Face Mask, Moisturising sheet mask skincare.

If you follow beauty on Instagram it’s highly likely you’ve seen the Trefiel Lace Sheet Mask. They look like a piece of black lace, often seen adorning the faces of cute beauty influencers. What they actually are is a range of sheet masks. Really pretty sheet masks.

The Trefiel Lace Sheet Mask is available in four formulations – Moisturising, Brightening, Repairing and Toning. Trefiel initially launched with just the Moisturising mask but later rebranded and added 3 more masks to the line-up. I chose to review their original Moisturising Face Mask.  Continue Reading

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