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Within the last month, news broke that many beauty lovers had spotted MAC Cosmetics products being sold at their local Target store for a surprisingly reduced price. Many of you would realise that this is a very strange occurrence because MAC have very strict distribution rights, and in Australia it is ONLY sold at MAC Counters (in David Jones and Myer stores, MAC Pro Stores and on the MAC Australian website. Target has never been known as a stockist of MAC Cosmetics. Many savvy bloggers instantly put on their investigation hat and started to look into the how and why of this new MAC stockist.

The biggest concern for most consumers is if the products are from the Grey Market (fraudulent copies that look like the real thing). Many of you have asked for my opinion on the matter and before I made any comments I wanted to hear what both MAC Cosmetics and Target had to say on the matter. Yesterday I received an updated statement from Target and before I share it with you, I want to run you through the story so far.  Continue Reading

Wrinkles on your face are super scary. Your skin loses its shape, its fullness, its youthfulness ….. but there is so much to fix that. One area that never gets as much attention is our neck and décolletage. We can do all we want to make our faces look young but if your neck and chest is wrinkly I promise you that you will still look old and haggard. The only way to keep a fresh, youthful face looking that way is to keep your neck and chest just as fresh and youthful. Today I am sharing my skincare secret tips to avoiding the ‘young face, old neck’ look.

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Getting a flawless finish with makeup is not so easy, even for many seasoned professional makeup artists. As I have always said, the best way to get flawless makeup is with a flawless canvas, but we can’t all be blessed with the skin of Emma Stone (damn her milky clear skin!). Laura Mercier is a makeup brand that believes all good makeup starts with flawless base makeup, so their complexion products are some of the best in the business.

Today I am going to show you my attempt at creating the ‘Flawless Face’ as per Laura Mercier’s 4-step technique. Continue Reading

I am ashamed to admit this but I had never tried a Molton Brown product until just a couple months ago. I won’t say I had a good excuse, because I didn’t. Frankly, I thought the product packaging looked so good that I couldn’t possibly afford it so why should I try it only to get addicted to something I cannot afford. But I got over that when Molton Brown launched their Australian online store because I love to support a beauty brand that realises the important of having a good e-commerce site in Australia (for those not Australian, you would be shocked how rare it is!).

So here is my first review, Paradisiac Pink Pepperpod in one of the famous Body & Shower gels.

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The month of May seems quieter on the new products front, but I have a sneaking suspicion it is because June will be a big one. But don’t you worry, there are still lots of great products to tickle your fancy this month. The following ones got me jumping for joy.

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NIVEA Cooling Sunscreen review

Aerosol sunscreen is becoming a more popular choice but in this NIVEA Cooling Sunscreen review I’m introducing you to a sunscreen feature you never knew you needed. It’s life changing and I love it, but does this one benefit counteract NIVEA’s Ultra Sport Protect Cooling Aerosol SPF50+ defects?  Continue Reading

End of Year Sales Fashion Shopping Inspiration

The Boxing Day and End of Year sales are in full-swing. While this can be a fab time to pick up a great deal, it’s not such a money saver if you buy things you don’t need or really want. Having a shopping list of what to buy is one of my most valuable tips for being a savvy sale shopper. However, I’ll admit that sometimes there are things out there I didn’t know I needed. Sometimes, I need someone to introduce me to the things I didn’t know (or forgot) I needed. That’s what I’m offering you some end of year sales shopping inspiration by sharing some of the great goodies I picked up during the Cyber Week sales.

These are the beauty and fashion goodies I got during Black Friday, Cyber Weekend and Cyber Monday.  Continue Reading

Deciem Hylamide High Efficiency Face Cleaner

Finding a good face cleanser shouldn’t be difficult but for me it’s one of those things I’m always looking to improve. I was recommended the Hylamide High Efficiency Face Cleaner as an all-in-one solution for makeup removal and skin cleansing. I have dry skin and I’m lazy, so I want quick and easy without compromising on quality results.  Continue Reading

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