Monday, 27 February 2017


If you have been following my blog for a while, you would know that I am not a fan of invasive beauty treatments but am all for non-invasive beauty improvements.

Botox Injections has comfortably settled itself amongst the norm and included as part of beauty upkeep for the beauty conscious. I remember the days when the word 'botox' was mentioned, whispers and gossip would spread - today its thrown in a general everyday conversation.

Botox is not for everyone. So it only makes sense to create a range of products to mimic botox but without the need of needles or chemicals.

Linda Meredith has been in the industry for over 40 years. She noticed a dramatic change in how our skin is evolving, researching the cause of these changes and finding out that toxins were a major factor, so she decided to develop a skincare range to deal with skin problems not skin types. The entire range has been developed to overlap and each product work in harmony to address individual issues. All of the products work to increase hydration levels and help slow down the ageing process.

Photo source of Linda Meredith website

Linda Meredith's aim is to get the best from your existing skin. Looking after what you were born with is much more important than trying to change it. 

I was asked to road-test VTOX. - Hell yeah!  I know I need a little help in some areas but I just can't bring myself to take the injection or filler route.

VTOX is a unique botanical cream designed to relax the skin and de-stress the wrinkled areas. Naturally derived from algae, VTOX helps to block the skin’s reaction to stress, which is the major cause of most frown lines. The skin will appear more relaxed; less lines, less wrinkles. VTOX is like Botox without the poison or freeze.

Over the years I have noticed my jowl area slowly going south, creating a crease as well as turning the sides of my mouth down.  I also recently noticed vertical lines between the brow, (all that frowning/squinting as the eyesight weakens!)

I used VTOX over the last 3 weeks.  Below is a photo of my mouth area before I commenced VTOX.

Over the 3 weeks, I have noticed the lines have softened around the mouth area, especially the jowl area.   It is still too early to see a huge significant change but there is enough of a difference for me to be pleased with the results.  Even the texture is smoother.

After using VTOX

With long term use of VTOX my results will continue to improve and I can't wait to update this page with a further image of the area.

VTOX retails for $209 and is available on along with the rest of Linda Meredeith's range.  

Product was provided for editorial consideration

Monday, 20 February 2017


L'Occitane recently hosted an intimate event at the Hacienda Bar, Pullman Hotel down at Circular Quay.

Overlooking our gorgeous harbour, Hacienda Bar was decked out with amazing floral arrangements and pretty Terre de Lumière displays scattered throughout.

Friday, 17 February 2017


Image Source: Treaclemoon

You can never have enough body products in your bathroom especially when they are so esthetically pretty and smell divine.

Treaclemoon launched in 2007 in the UK. Offering a wide range of bath and shower gels, body scrubs, hand washes, hand lotions and body butters.

The brand does not test on animals and their formulations do not contain any animal derived ingredients, making them suitable for vegetarians.

Monday, 13 February 2017


Lets just take a moment amd admire the stunning packaging. Eye catching peachy toned boxes with holographic print, and it doesn't stop there.  The lipstick casing, also with holographic text  exudes luxury and the lipstick bullet is inspired by the cut of luxury jewels.  The richness of the colour, super pigmented with iridescent pearl flecks, leaving a dazzling metallic finish. It's impressive and exciting, inside and out. 

Friday, 10 February 2017


Rimmel London have started 2017 with a sensational bang with the launch of "The Only 1 Matte Lipsticks". Available in 9 amazing shades - ranging from nude to purple, there is a colour to suit everyone. 

The Only 1 Matte lipsticks are semi-matte and are super pigmented, creamy and non-drying. These velvet-matte finish lipsticks have all-day staying power and add an explosion of colour. 

Friday, 3 February 2017


I‘m one of those people who always gravitate to dental products that have 'whitening' printed on them. Opalescence Go is the specialised alternative to over-the-counter teeth whitening systems.

Opalescence Go is a teeth whitening kit that contains 10 pre-loaded upper and lower mouth trays for an easy and mess-free application. The trays include heat-activated material that moulds to your teeth from the heat of your mouth.  The tray technology moulds to the teeth while it is whitening, which makes for a more comfortable experience and effective whitening experience.

How opalescence tooth whitening works

Stains on teeth can be classified in one of two ways: extrinsic teeth stains or intrinsic teeth stains. Extrinsic stains appear on the surface of your teeth. Intrinsic stain causing substances infiltrate into the micro-cracks in your enamel and stay there.

Teeth whitening toothpastes and mouth rinses may remove some of the extrinsic stains on your teeth. Stubborn extrinsic stains can be removed by teeth whitening agents. But since intrinsic stains are not on the surface of your teeth but deep within the enamel, they can only be removed using teeth whitening agents.

Opalescence gels contain an active whitening ingredient, either hydrogen peroxide, that penetrates your enamel to get to discoloured molecules causing teeth stains. The oxygen molecules from the whitening agents react with (oxidise) the discoloured molecules in your teeth. As a result, the discoloured molecules are broken down, leaving your teeth bright and sparkling white.

Each packaged tray come pre-filled with the whitening product so there is no room for error in applying too much or too little.

Application is super easy.  Open up one of the sachets, pop out the green mouth piece, put your teeth into the correct tray - each one is labelled top and bottom. Bite down and suck the tray securely and then remove the outer green tray and the inner white tray will stick to your teeth.

You do this for for one hour each day over a course of 10 days.  After one hour, all you need to do is remove the trays and throw them out.  That's it!   Ensure you brush you teeth afterwards to remove any gel residue.

Opalescence is available in different concentrations and flavours: Peach, Melon, and Mint. Opalescence retails for around $175 and can be purchased from your local dentist.

This product was provided for consideration.