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Beauty Sample Box gift idea tutorial

A thoughtful gift is always the best kind of gift to give and receive. It shows a person that you really have thought about them, what they like and what would bring them joy. One of my go-to gift ideas for special occasions and the holidays is to assemble gift bags or gift boxes containing little bits and pieces the person will like. In 2011 I showed you my DIY Mother’s Day gift bag but after seeing Kendra of Citizen of Beauty share her cute Christmas gift idea I thought I should give you an update on what I’ve been doing currently.

I have a lot of girlfriends who don’t really keep up with the latest and greatest in beauty (if only they had a friend who wrote a blog about it!) so I take the opportunity to introduce them to awesome new products with my DIY beauty box gifts. Assembling something personal for them becomes less about dollar value and more about the time and thought you spent on them. While I was wrapping one up for a friend, I thought I would share with you exactly how to create one.  Continue Reading

Skincare Application Video Tutorial

Learning how to apply your skincare products is an important part of looking after yourself. Not all products should be applied in the same way and unless you were instructed on how to apply the products you’re using, you may actually be assisting your skin to form lines or lose elasticity at a faster rate. This is why I’ve created a quick video tutorial on how to apply skincare products.   Continue Reading

Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyebrow Powder

Eyebrows are a current trend that are demanding a lot of attention, but having well-kept brows isn’t a new thing entirely. Whether it had been the pencil thin, straight brows of the 1920’s or the out-of-control bush of the 1980’s brows have always been a defining part of our face.

Admittedly, I didn’t realise how important eyebrows were until my twenties. I actually think I verged on having a monobrow at one stage in my early pre-teen years. But none of us have an excuse to ignore our brows now that the likes of Cara Delevingne has them plastered everywhere. Today I’m not going to carry on about how important groomed brows are (you can see my many posts brows), instead I’m just going to show you what difference can be made with a little product and a couple of tools.  Continue Reading

Day to Night Makeup Tutorial

This post is sponsored by Uniformdating.com

Did you know that Australia is a nation of uniform lovers? A recent survey by Uniformdating.com found 82% of Aussies would consider entering into a relationship with a man or woman in uniform – and of course we would, they’re not only sexy but they are heroes. They are the nurses who treat us when we are sick, the flight attendants who will save our lives if our plane loses an engine and we plummet from the sky, the lifeguards who drag tourists from the water at Bondi Beach who didn’t realise you need to know how to swim. Many of my friends work uniform jobs and the one common complaint I hear amongst them is that the thing they least feel like doing after working a 10-12hour shift is dressing up and going out to meet and mingle at a bar to find a partner.

I may not be able to help you find a hot date – that’s what Uniformdating.com do, my matchmaking skills are shocking – but I can help you once you have lined up a date with a uniformed hottie. The majority of my uniformed friends are nurses, doctors, paramedics and army personnel. They work tough jobs and have to keep their beauty look functional – hair off the face, no flamboyant colours, etc. With this in mind I’ve created a quick makeup tutorial for the gorgeous ladies who are going from the end of a long shift out to meet their date. These simple tricks will turn your conservative life-saving look into smoking-hot, may-need-to-call-another-uniformed-hero show stopper.  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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