Sunday, 15 December 2013

Lancome, Mecca Cosmetica & Chanel - November Beauty Haul Part 2

I've been a little busy and haven't been able to put time aside to show my second part of my November beauty haul. Being so close to Christmas I have barely found time to pamper myself and use my wonderful products until now.

In the month of November I spent a fairly large amount of dosh on prods, mainly on higher end brands. Check out my November Haul Part 1 for brands I purchased on the cheap.

Lancôme Dreamtone & Limited Edition Beauty Case
I attended a VIP event at Lancôme for customers and purchased a couple of items.  First up is Lancôme Dreamtone.

On the night for any purchases made, customer were able to buy the makeup case for only $110. Normally it is only available with fragrance purchase, so I took advantage of the deal and bought it.

Came with this cute brush set as well!

The makeup palette is stunning, it is what caught my eye and convinced me to purchase the kit.

Estée Lauder Modern Muse
I really love this scent. It is so soft and delicate and compliments my skin.

I purchased the 50ml and received a gift with purchase a large vial to carry in my bag, 2.9ml of perfume.

At the beginning of the year I did a post on Glamglow Youthmud (you can read it here), I was truly impressed by the product and disappointed at the same time as I found it to be too active for my cheeks. As the result were amazing, I couldn't give this product up so I only apply it around my face and avoid the cheeks. 

I wanted to also try their other mud mask called Supermud. It wasn't yet available in Australia at the time, so when it arrived I went straight to Mecca Cosmetica to pick up a tub for $75. What I did get for an extra $5 was the pack, which included a small tub of Youthmud. Bargain!

Here is a lovely photo of moi, with Youthmud on my face and Supermud on the more sensitive areas.

The results, slightly pink cheeks, a better result from the Youthmud and glowing skin.  Love this product.

Lastly, my favourite luxe brand Chanel No 5 Hair Mist.

Lightly fragrances the hair.  It doesn't flatten, dry out or make the hair look oily or dirty.  It is weightless, and dries instantly.  When I use this I get a whiff of the scent every so often and I love that my hair smells like No 5!

The month of November has been pretty bad in the spending department.  There has been so many specials and great deals that I couldn't resist the opportunity snapping up my favourite products.

I have a few items still on my wish list but I will leave it for Santa to surprise me.  Until my next haul update, have a wonderful Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Friday, 13 December 2013

Australian Certified Organic Review

In recent years consumers (including myself) are becoming increasingly more aware of the items we purchase and the food we eat.  We are constantly searching for products that are cruelty free, free range, hormone and GM free, with hours wasted scanning labels and rummaging through shelves.

There is a lot of confusion around food and their organic nature.  Some products claiming that they are organic but not certified or are partially organic.  It is not only daunting but confusing.

That is why it is important when selecting the right items we need to look out for the 'Australian Certified Organic' Logo.

In November, not for profit organisation Australian Certified Organic launched a new campaign fronted by celebrity chef and Australian Organic Ambassador Pete Evans.  This campaign educates Australians about how to purchase 100% honest organic products and what certified organic really means.

The One Logo Says It All campaign shows Australians what to look for when purchasing organic products to ensure we can be confident in our choices.

Purchasing products that carry the Australian Certified Organic' Logo not only saves us time at the store but guarantees the product to be free range, GM free, pasture-fed, water efficient and biodiversity friendly as well as grown free from synthetic pesticides, herbicides, hormones and antibiotics.

Here is an example of some amazing products that carry the Australian Certified Organic logo.

The Australian Certified Organic logo can be found in all major and independent retailers across the country.

For more informaiton check out the video and/or visit their website

Sunday, 8 December 2013

LUMINESCE for Face and Body by Jeunesse Review

Seeing signs of fine lines, skin sagging and pigmentation can be depressing and we automatically go on the hunt for products to delay the ageing process. So when Jeunesse Luminesce arrived at my desk I was super excited to give it a go.

The Jeunesse Youth Enhancement System uses DNA repair and antioxidant ingredients to improve cell performance and longevity. Our patent-pending Stem Cell Innovation helps generate new, vital skin cells in the first place.

New cell growth is an essential part of life—it’s how we grow from child to adult. But as we age and our growing decelerates, so does the production of new cells. At the same time, our body’s cells themselves age and their functions begin to slow. When it comes to our skin, it can lead to a dull, sagging complexion on the outside and cells that can’t efficiently accept nutrients and remove toxins on the inside.

Luminesce Advanced Night Repair combines the expertise and technologies of renowned physicians, to works while you sleep. This powerful cosmeceutical is designed to enhance specific metabolic pathways involved in the ageing process. It includes naturally derived ingredients that combat the appearance and signs of premature ageing.

I road tested Luminesce Advanced Night Repair for three weeks and the first thing I noticed was how soft and supple my skin felt and looked in the morning.  The texture felt smooth and soft.  The moisturiser absorbed within minutes leaving no residue.  It comes with a spatula so you don't have to dunk your dirty little mits into the jar keeping it free from bacteria.

With my skin being less irritated, especially in the morning, there was little redness on the cheeks and chin to deal with.  The fine lines around my forehead and mouth have noticeably softened as well.

As you can see in the photo, the consistency is quite light and transparent-like.

Luminesce Advanced Night Repair is suitable for all skin types and anyone who is concerned about signs of ageing.  It retails for $79.15.

Luminesce Essential Body Renewal delivers the ultimate in deep hydration. This exclusive body lotion has been specially formulated with optimal ingredients under the expertise of world-renowned dermatologist Dr Nathan Newman to help boost collagen formation, improve skin elasticity, and protect against the signs of premature ageing. It gently nourishes, restores, and softens all skin types, particularly in rough and dry areas, without clogging your pores.

The tall slim tube is sleek and elegant with a twist lid that disperses the product out of a small hole, love it! There is no fiddling with lids that fall under the dresser or attempting to put it back on. The lotion has a thin consistency and is lightly fragranced. You only need a small amount to cover a large surface area and the lotion is absorbed almost immediately. There is no residue left on my skin. 

I have to admit, moisturising my body is one of those things that I tend to neglect or forget as I'm over it after having to do my hair, face and then moisturising my hands and feet. I found that even though I sometimes forget to use Luminesce essential body renewal, my skin still felt soft and smooth.  It retails for $48.35.

Overall I have been very pleased with these quality products.  

To find out more about Jeunesse Luminesce range of products or find a stockist visit their website by clicking n the logo below.

Products were kindly provided for review