A ‘Sheike’ Event for Brisbane Fashionistas

31 May

Two weeks back I was invited to attend the official opening night for the first SHEIKE Flagship Boutique in Queensland. Already well established in New South Wales, now it was Brisbane’s turn to fall in love with SHEIKE’s razor sharp tailoring, strong silhouettes and bold prints.

Fall I did. HARD. I’m still nursing a bump to my head… call it a fashion fatality, but whatever it was, I’m glad it happened. The clothes screamed “me” and the way that the clothing and accessories fell into both ‘work’ and ‘play’ – I just knew that I didn’t want to shop anywhere else for a long time. It was as if ASOS and Netaporter had a baby – and it’s name was SHEIKE.

With 17 retail stores already well established in NSW, SHEIKE Managing Director George Lazaridis decided that Brisbane’s new Wintergarden precinct was the ideal “next big move” for SHEIKE. Thank You George!! Brisbane fashionistas far and wide thank you. Not only is every single piece in-store sophisticated and bang-on-trend… they’re affordable too.

I didn’t even get to look at EVERY.SINGLE.PIECE on the shelves, there was just THAT much stuff. Luckily, there was a fashion parade on the night showcasing SHEIKE’s current collection. I want everything!

We were also spoilt with excellent service (thank you Karah! I know you will probably read this), great food (a massive cheese platter that would have easily occupied me for an hour or so, except I was too busy trying on the entire store) and a surprise performance by Paulini, who was amazing and also so down to earth.

Myself (left), Annica from Haute and Stylish (centre) and Yolanda from Shopping Intervention (right)

But wait! There’s more good news… SHEIKE will bolster its presence in Queensland with another new store set to open in August at Westfield Carindale and further sites soon to be announced (I have a sneaking suspicion it will be Westfield Chermside… You heard it here first hautees!!)

I of course picked up a few pieces on the night and I will do a post on my purchases for you all soon. I am already planning my next visit.

Check out the new store at Shop G04 Wintergarden Shopping Centre, Queen Street Mall Brisbane, QLD.

You can also shop online at http://www.sheike.com.au

[Images: courtesy of RedPR, Brisbane News and my own, please do not reproduce without permission]

Time Saving Hair Products for a Time Poor Girl

19 May

As my previous posts have indicated, I have recently become very time poor due to work. Lucky for a handful of genius hair products, my hair hasn’t had to suffer. Truthfully, I am very lacklustre with my hair routine anyway… so I really shouldn’t be blaming time constraints for my lack of interest in hair. Hair sadly falls down the bottom of my beauty pyramid.

So enough dribble, let me get on to the good stuff – the hair products that I use on a daily/weekly basis because they’re damn good and save me a LOT of time. I mean… what girl wouldn’t want to cut down time spent preening in front of the mirror each morning?

1. MOROCCANOIL FRIZZ CONTROL SPRAY*

Moroccanoil Frizz Control is formulated to protect against extreme weather and control frizz and static. Suitable for all hair types and styling regimens, the lightweight formula tames and relaxes hair prior to styling. Moroccanoil Frizz Control is best applied to clean, towel-dried hair and sprayed 25cm from hair and combed through, followed by heat styling i.e. blow drying.

The reason I love this spray over the Moroccanoil Treatment Oil is that:

  • it’s a spray for one, so it’s SUPER easy and quick to use, saving time on application. Just spray 1 – 3 pumps on fine hair and 2 – 5 pumps on thick hair and comb through.
  • it’s perfect pre-blow dry because it relaxes the hair and prevents frizz and flyways (reducing the need to use a straightening air and therefore reducing time spent on hair).
  • it’s a lightweight formula so your hair isn’t left feeling oily or weighed down.
  • regular use helps protect hair from humidity, excessive brushing/combing, chemical processing and excessive heat–styling.

Moroccanoil Frizz Control, 100ml, RRP AU $49.95 available from salons nationwide.

2. CEDEL DRY SHAMPOO FOR DARK HAIR

Cedel Dry Shampoo is a waterless shampoo spray that instantly refreshes dull, greasy and lifeless hair between washes. The special formulation for dark hair removes dirt and excess oil leaving your hair looking, feeling and smelling fresh. Cedel Dry Shampoo banishes oily roots and adds volume and texture.

Perfect for use on the go,  second/third/fourth day hair, after a day in the office to spruce up your blow dry, travelling, or after the gym. It sprays like a hair spray and is tinted a dark colour for all the dark haired lasses.

The reason I love Dry Shampoo is that:

  • it is tinted for darker hair to avoid the white powdery residue the normal formulas leave.
  • it soaks up oil AND adds volume! Awesome for fine haired people like myself.
  • you can add texture to hair for up dos, and the dry shampoo extends hair styles by days.

Shake the can, spray evenly in the roots from about 20cms away, focusing on the roots. Leave it to soak up oiliness for a minute or two and then brush your hair.

The only thing I don’t like about dry shampoos (of any brand) is that it leaves a powdery substance in your brush from brushing it out.

Cedel Dry Shampoo for Darker Hair, 70g/110ml, RRP AU $7.99 available from Supermarkets, Priceline, Big W, Kmart, Target and selected pharmacies.

3. NEW CEDEL DRY CONDITIONER*

A NEW revolution in hair care, Cedel Dry Conditioner is a waterless leave-in no-rinse conditioning foam that instantly revitalises and hydrates hair without the use of water – saving precious time! With the addition of Vitamin E to nourish hair, this moisturising foam reduces dryness, controls frizz, and helps to protect hair from the effects of the sun.

Suitable for all hair types, Cedel Dry Conditioner is perfect for use on the go, after a day in the office, travelling, after the gym, or if you are not able to shower. Ideal for use with Cedel Dry Shampoo.

I like the dry conditioner because:

  • it’s the perfect companion to the dry shampoo, replacing moisture to the middle and ends of your hair.
  • it gives your hair a refresh
  • it smells good
  • it’s a non-greasy conditioning foam
  • it controls frizz and protects hair from the drying effects of the sun
  • I use it on frizzled ends (after being twisted up in a top knot) to reset the hair, give it a boost of moisture and add some shine!
It is a mousse formula, so make sure to shake can well and only use a small amount of foam, working your way from the ends up to the mid-lengths. I don’t use this on my roots.

Cedel Dry Conditioner,  70g/110ml, RRP AU $9.99 available from Priceline and selected pharmacies from May 2012.

4. LARGE HAIR DONUT

The hair donut is a genius tool to create a full, quick up style in no time. This is my go-to for when I have dirty hair and have no time to wash my hair before going out. It creates a flawless ballerina bun or a perfectly-messy “fairy floss” bun. See the two styles as done on my own hair…

ballerina bun using hair donut

messy “fairy floss” bun with hair donut and lots of teasing

The hair donut helps gives the illusion of fullness, which I need with my fine and short hair. It’s so easy to use, I don’t know how I lived without it. Both styles above took me 5 mins max to create. I used dry shampoo, hair spray, a teasing comb (for the fairy floss/ricki lee style bun), hair tie and a few bobby pins.

I bought mine from Pricecutters salon for about $11. But I know you can get them at Price Attack, Hairhouse Warehouse and other selected retailers.

So tell me hautees, do you have any brilliant time-saving tips in the hair department?

Who else skimps on time and tender loving care when it comes to their hair? Please tell me it’s not just me!

Products marked with a * were kindly sent these products for consideration, as per my disclosure statement, this did not influence my opinion in any way and all reviews are of my own honest opinion.

The Real Beauty in Life

4 May

This isn’t a beauty post per say, but I thought that I should share this with you all, so that you could all savour the “real beauty” in life… and that is family, friends and unconditional love. Please take a moment to appreciate what you have in life. As it could be all over in a second. I want you all to take the time to stop what you are doing and tell your closest family and friends just how much you love them.

I have my Mum to thank for this little burst of sappiness. I am running in the Mother’s Day Classic Fun Run this Mother’s Day and I urge you all to check it out and help out or even participate if you can. It’s a great cause and I love how it celebrates not only Women, but Mums in particular. I have my Mum to thank for a lot in my life. So Mum…. I LOVE YOU! Thanks for being you. And to all my dear family and friends, I love you too.

Here’s an email my Mum sent out yesterday that really brought a tear to my eye… I hope you don’t mind me sharing Mummy.

……………..

“To my dear friends

I am running the 8km event in the Mother’s Day Classic Fun Run… as a tribute to a wonderful friend who lost her battle with breast cancer – her bravery was amazing – her attitude was astonishing in the face of pain and suffering. If you feel inclined to support a worthy cause please follow this link 

Miss Sarah Cook and I will be running together this year; it is a proud moment for me to have my eldest daughter entering this event to be with her mum. I would rather she run with me and than “for me”…

I hope you all have a wonderful mother’s day – whether you are a mum or have a beautiful mother that you cherish. Every special person in your life will enjoy the gift of being together as a family on Mother’s day.

PS attached is a story I wrote about the loss of my friend”

Wake Up & Glow!

26 Apr

If you didn’t know, I started a new job about 7 months ago… a FULL on job. It’s fast paced with long hours and sometimes I find myself up at the crack of dawn and need to make myself presentable for the 10-12 hours ahead, without the aid of my beloved 8-hours beauty sleep.

Thank heavens for the new Wake Me Up Foundation from Rimmel London, a liquid foundation that instantly re-awakens skin with a healthy, radiant looking glow,whilst also helping to minimise signs of premature ageing. No matter how little hours sleep I had last night, this anti-fatigue foundation immediately helps to eliminate visible signs of tiredness. I should know… it’s been my saviour many a time.

The other reason I love this foundation is because it’s a multi-tasking beauty product, as the foundation is also imparted with illuminating particles. When I only have 15 mins to get my face on in the morning, this foundation is all I need to look “alive” with its radiance pearls to help illuminate skin with a gorgeous, healthy-looking glow. And not an oil slick kind of glow… no no no. It’s a natural ‘I look this good when I wake up’ kind of glow. I sometimes I even wear this foundation without powder over the top to take advantage of the dewy glow (SHOCK HORROR!), and I’ve never looked in the mirror and thought, ewwww look at that oily t-zone.

The foundation’s light, smooth texture glides on easily to give a 100% pore-less coverage with an even, flawless, natural-looking finish, not mask-like. Effortlessly easy to blend and immediately moisturises so skin feels hydrated all day, Wake Me Up also feels so lightweight and comfortable that I don’t even notice I’m wearing it.

But wait! There’s more… the high-tech formulation features peptides, which helps increase skin elasticity, so it can recover and bounce back more quickly. As a result, my skin looks more radiant and fresh. Finally (and most importantly), Wake Me Up Foundation is the first Rimmel foundation to contain an SPF 15 to help protect skin from the sun’s damaging rays. BIG TICK!

There are 5 shades in the range, and I found that I matched well to 103 True Ivory AND 303 True Nude, which is a little bit darker but would be a summer colour for me. The glass bottle is a little bit on the risky side (as in slip and smash risk :P), but it gives it a luxurious feel, and with the added advantage of a pump top (my fave) I am very very impressed with the overall packaging and performance of this product.

Wake Me Up Foundation is AU $19.95 and available now from from David Jones, Kmart, Target, Coles, Big W, Woolworths, Chemist Warehouse, Priceline, Priceline pharmacy and selected pharmacies nationally. For stockists please call 1800 812 663.

I was kindly sent these products for consideration, as per my disclosure statement, this did not influence my opinion in any way and all reviews are of my own honest opinion.

Sally Hansen Salon Effects for Easter

17 Apr

Before Easter, I was sent some of the NEW Sally Hansen SALON EFFECTS Easter edition nail strips to try out. I have tried “nail strips” before with not much to say. They were okay, but they didn’t last past day 2 without chipping.

However I have not had the chance to try the Sally Hansen SALON EFFECTS until now… Sally Hansen’s revolutionary nail design product SALON EFFECTS introduces new designs to celebrate Easter. These 5 Easter themed looks for your nails, are easy to achieve at home and offer incredible, ten-day staying power.

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I received the cute and chirpy Not A Peep, along with Pink a Dot and All A Flutter, but Not A Peep was chosen for the honour of my “Easter Mani” on the Easter long weekend just past. And boy was it KAH-UTEEEE!!! Check ‘em…

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I was due for the removal of my CND Shellac so after the tedious task of removing my shellac, I got to work on applying the nail polish strips… which surprisingly were very easy to do once you get a hang of it. They were the easiest strips I’ve ever tried to apply so far and fit my nail shape perfectly as you can see in the above photo.

The prep of your nails is the most important.

  • Start with clean dry nails
  • Push back cuticles with wooden stick (supplied)
  • Shape free edge of nail with hot pink side of file (supplied)
  • Gently smooth nail bed with white side of file (supplied)
  • Give nails a good once over with nail polish remover (preferably containing acetone) to remove any excess dirt and oil. This is extreeeemmmely important as it helps the nail strips last longer as it ensures there is no trace of oils or residue on the nail bed that may ultimately cause the nail strips to lift off the nail.

Follow the instructions on the leaflet contained in the pack and hey presto! Nail art in minutes that would take ages in a salon.

Each Salon Effects™ Easter kit includes 16 nail polish strips, a cuticle stick, mini file/buffer and instructions for easy, at-home application – everything you need for fun themed nails. When you’re ready to change your nail strips, simply swipe nails with your favourite Sally Hansen polish remover for an instantly clean slate.

Because Salon Effects is made from real nail polish, be sure to use all strips immediately upon opening otherwise they will dry out.

My mani lasted 7 days and still looked as perfect as day 1. If I hadn’t taken them off to do my shellac again, I would confidently say that they would have lasted well over 10 days! So very impressed!

Recommended Retail Price: $14.95

www.sallyhansen.com

Sally Hansen Easter Salon Effects are available 1st March 2012 from Priceline, Priceline Pharmacy, Target, David Jones and selected pharmacies nationally for a limited time only. For stockists please call 1800 812 663.

I was kindly sent these products for consideration, as per my disclosure statement, this did not influence my opinion in any way and all reviews are of my own honest opinion.

Up Late with Marie Claire and James St

27 Mar

Timed to coincide with the launch of Marie Claire’s 200th edition issue, the Marie Claire James Street ‘Up Late’ event will see a myriad of shoppers descend upon James Street to take advantage of an array of special offers from the likes of Mecca Cosmetica, Endota, St Barts, Calexico and more… Think discounts, gifts with purchase, and designer meet-and-greets. Basically, one big stylish fête!

Not only are there over 70 fantastic special offers for you to access on the night, but Editor and Publisher Jackie Frank and her team will be in stores and walking the street, dishing out style advice and meeting shoppers. There’ll also be a special marie claire lounge opposite Harveys where you can nab a great goody bag, (crammed with an amazing array of products) and maybe a slice of their 200th birthday cake?

And here’s something even sweeter than cake… not only are stores offering delightful discounts and gifts with purchase, they’re also transforming their spaces, and hosting store parties (think champagne, cupcakes and macaroons).

Oh and did I mention some of Australia’s best designers will be there too? Heidi Middleton of sass and bide, Easton Pearson’s Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson, Camilla Franks of Camilla, the boys from KSUBI and Bec Manning of Rebecca Manning, are just a few of the designers that will be in their stores on the evening.

And if that’s not enough… cru bar + cellar will be transformed into the Louis Roederer champagne bar, where you can take five, and experiences the “Artistry of Champagne”. Plus if you’re feeling a little peckish while you shop, there will be tantalizing street food options, like Mexican at Press, dumplings, steamed buns filled with pork belly, mushrooms and Middle Eastern pita pockets, dotted throughout the street. YUMMMMYYY!

I’ll be there, scoping out the new Mecca Cosmetica store and buying up big, saying HELLO! to 25% off all SOOT. garments, checking out the beautiful designer goods at Frockshop (they will have 20% off on the night), trying on gorgeous dresses at Jules & Roc (20% off store wide, including labels such as Shakuhachi, Manning Cartell and Shona Joy ), checking out the trendy shoes on offer at Zomp (enjoy 15% off store wide), having a squiz inside the new Ksubi store, and grabbing some dumplings and steamed pork buns from the street stalls.

There will be a few great beauty deals on for the one night only. At Endota Spa, book in for an hour treatment with dermalogica products, and take home one of their exfoliation duo packs. It’s filled with products that will give you the most polished skin possible.

Mecca Cosmetica are offering complimentary Smokey Eye Lessons to help you to master this timeless trend. Mecca’s Makeup Artist will teach you the secrets to creating the perfect smokey eye in just a few simple steps. Bookings are essential and subject to availability. Please contact the store on 07 3852 6960 to reserve your appointment.

So come and stay up late at the Marie Claire James Street ‘Up Late’ street party this Thursday March 29, from 5pm on James Street, Fortitude Valley Brisbane. The event is free to attend. Head to www.jamesst.com.au for more info.

Who is coming along? Let me know, it would be great to go shopping with you. 

 

[images source: james street via jessy cameron]

New goodies that will sparkle your pants off

18 Mar

Friday. 12:00pm. For some reason, I had my heart set on getting a sparkly eyeshadow. I think it’s because I saw the new L’Oreal Paris Infalliable eye shadows in Shop Til You Drop. Off I headed to Priceline, and as soon as I walked into Priceline I spied the new Gucci Westman for Revlon collection… MY OH MY! The Revlon Expressionists Collection for Fall 2011 is a collaboration with Revlon Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman. The 17 piece-collection introduces the new Revlon Diamond Lust Eyeshadows. For some reason Australia is only getting this now?? It was a Fall 2011 collection. WEIRD. Here’s some of the products from the collection.

I challenge anyone to walk past that display and not be captivated by the sparkly goodness. So then I went to work swatching. Here’s what I got…

The Revlon Diamond Lust eye shadow in 110 Starry Pink. If you know me, you know I have a current obsession with pink glitter, and this does not disappoint! It has glitter pay off ahoy and the colour is gorrrrgeous. Oh and it was down to $15.96 from AU$19.95. WIN.

The Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in 025 Sky Line Pink (AU$21.95), which will most certainly become my new favourite nude lipstick… it’s a really light pink with a pearlescent shimmer in it. So pretty, and so in keeping with the pink sparkle obsession. I think I may layer this over a nude lippy thou… it packs a pearly shimmer.

The new Face of Australia Barbados nail enamel collection has hit shelves… and Priceline had 20% off Face of Australia. So I picked up ‘Bright Lights, Pink City’ and ‘Orange You Glad You Came?’ for the neat price of AU$3.96 each. These are such summery pastel colours and they have a pearl shimmer through them which gives them a point of difference.

I also just grabbed a Batiste Brunette Dry Shampoo (AU$7.99)… an absolute must have. Oh and heads up, they must have changed the design on the can to this ugly retro pattern sometime ago. I was confuzzled. It says NEW… but I think they’ve just redone the packaging. Not a fan Batiste… hire a new graphic designer.

Oh and just quickly… I want to show you my new wool cardigan (how nanna of me). It’s super cute and I foresee it becoming a winter staple. It will just layer so well with other things (i.e. clothes LOL). It’s from Sportsgirl.

It looks better on. :P

I also have some new Benefit goodies that have just arrived but I will save them for another post or else this will go on forever. :)
Alright I’m off to go dance to this song… Snoop Dogg’s Drop It Like It’s Hot. The boy asks me “Why do you listen to this music?” AHHHHUMMMM is he kidding? With lyrics like “so don’t change the dizzle, turn it up a little, I got a living room full of fine dime brizzles. Waiting on the Pizzle, the Dizzle and the Shizzle. G’s to the bizzack, now ladies here we gizmo”  who wouldn’t, fo shizzle?

[Image source http://www.fashionison.com/2011/10/revlon-expressionists-collection-for-fall-2011/]

NOTD: Valentine’s Day

16 Feb

How was your Valentine’s Day hautees? I got very spoilt. :)

I’m floating on cloud nine still and I have a bit of love brain going on, so I’ll keep this post short and sweet.

In my previous post, I mentioned that I was going to try my luck at a Valentine’s Day nail art mani. And I did it! The glitter feature nail wasn’t exactly what I wanted (because I couldn’t find Essie A Cut Above anywhere!) and I decided last minute it would be fun to add some dots and love hearts.

So what did I end up using??

I headed to the shops in hope that the Nicki Minaj for OPI collection was on shelves,… AND IT WAS! Booyah! I have been waiting for the Pink Friday creme pink for sooooooooooo long. I also liked the look of the glitter and the turquoise, so I snapped up the mini collection set. I couldn’t get my hands on the Essie A Cut Above pink glitter polish (thanks Katy for the heads up on that colour, now I’m craving it so bad), so instead I got the OPI Muppets Collection Excuse Moi pink glitter. I also grabbed a nail art pen in white – these things are a god send for nail art amateurs like myself.

Here is my first attempt at nail art – the Valentine’s Day mani.

I was quite pleased with my first attempt, although the application of Pink Friday was a bit horrible and I had to do three coats just to cover up my bad application. Actually…. I blame it on the OPI Chip Skip. Anyone tried this? I didn’t get a good first impression. You can’t apply nail polish over the top of it as it is so sticky and the polish gluggs (yep I just made that word up) on top. Disastrous!! And I’m totally hating the OPI base/top coat. Time to move on to greener pastures me thinks. CND here I come.

Anyways… want to see what my love sent me on Valentine’s Day? Sure you do! It’s not Valentine’s Day anymore, so you shouldn’t still be mumbling and throwing dagger eyes at me for gloating. The cutie sent me a huge delivery to my work… a dozen long stem roses, a teddy bear and Lindt chocolates! And it was all a surprise. *cue love heart eyes emoticon*

The boy was away at work (hence why he sent me something) so my Valentine’s Date was my beauty therapist/cousin/shellac genius Angela who owns Lotus Wellbeing Beauty at Nundah! I see her to get my CND Shellac done… so we penciled in a hot V Day date on the Tuesday night… nails and a bit of Thai food and cupcakes. PERFECT! So in actual fact, I had 2 x NOTD (‘nail of the day’ in case you were wondering). Here is the second NOTD. CND Shellac Rose Bud with Moonlight & Roses over the top and diamontè flower detailing on each ring finger. Gosh… and here I was completely smitten with my CND Shellac Gotcha over Tropix combo… and then this combo comes along and BLOWS.MY.MIND! Look at it! It’s so pretty…

You have to see it in real life, because it’s so much better than in the photo. The Moonlight & Roses throws a golden shimmer and actually turned the flat pink Rose Bud into a warm coral pink. Gorgeous.

This post wasn’t so short and sweet was it? Oh well.

Let me know if you’ve done a Valentine’s Day nail art (post a link to it in the comments). Or just let me know if you’re a bit of a CND Shellac-aholic just like me?? I’m thinking of starting a support group. LOL.

Be my Valentine

8 Feb

I’m getting a little bit (<–understatement) excited about all the Valentine’s Day makeup I’m seeing around. I really want to try out a Valentine’s themed nail art (this coming from someone who has NEVER attempted nail art) and I’m a sucker for all things pink, girly and adorned with love hearts, so all these latest makeup items are getting me REALLY EXCITED! Like when you hold a bone out for a dog. Yep, I’m drooling and all!

Stila Ltd Ed Love At First Sight Blush Palette

It’s PINK! It’s Sparkly! And it’s Limited Edition! Of course I want this… who wouldn’t? And at AU$25 the Limited Edition Stila Love At First Sight Blush Palette is a steal! You can get it here 

 

Orly I Love Nails Collection

 

Gahhhh more PINK (yes yes yes). ORLY brings a touch of romance to your fingertips with the I Love Nails Collection.  The Collection includes Passion Fruit, Cotton Candy, Forever Crimson and Butterflies. These 4 shades are timeless and a must have for any collection and are perfect for that romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner. I want them all!

I think I want to make myself red velvet cupcakes for V day… better than choccies I say…

 

And which of these should I try to do as my Valentine’s nail… help me decide…

 

Tell me hautees… do you LOVE Valentine’s Day. Or do you shun it?

And tell me which of the above nail looks I should do!?

 

[Image Source: http://www.meccacosmetica.com.au/shop/stila/ltdedloveatfirstsightblushpalette/  www.orlybeauty.com.au    pinterest.com ]

Mario Badescu Haul

30 Jan

I saw on Facebook that my friend Yolanda (from Shopping Intervention) had been to Kit Cosmetics and picked up a Mario Badescu product, and she also told me that our other friend Dana (from Blushfully) was a huge fan of the stuff. I had been wanting to try this line of skincare for ages, and when the girls said that the prices had recently been reduced thanks to the strong Aussie dollar, I was hell bent on getting my hands on some MB. So off I headed on Saturday to Kit Cosmetics to get me some goodies!! So here is what I got… 3 products and a small surprise gift with purchase which were cute sample size products.

I had asked Yolanda and Dana what they recommended and they both agreed that the Drying Lotion was a must and Dana loved the Enzyme Cleansing Gel, so I got both these and the Buffering Lotion which the sales assistant said is really good at getting rid of those pesky little ‘under-the-skin-bumps’ that aren’t quite at the surface, which immediately grabbed my attention. She also said it would help get rid of those blind hormonal pimples under the surface… I hate those! So far, I have used the cleansing gel and the buffering lotion and absolutely LOVE them. The cleanser is low foaming and it makes your skin feel clean without the tight feeling. I used the buffering lotion on some small bumps on my cheek area (most likely caused by rubbing sunglasses) and it almost cleared them up overnight, the area was smoother and the bumps reduced. Amazing.

The samples I got were a Super+ Eye Cream sample, a Kit Cosmetics Bronzing Lotion, a sample size of the Mario Badescu cleanser I bought, and an Origins anti-ageing moisturiser.

I’m so glad that I bought these Mario Badescu goodies, I have a feeling I should stock up… as some of these may become permanent fixtures in my skincare routine. The prices for Mario Badescu at Kit Cosmetics are so reasonable now too, the Enzyme Cleansing gel cost me $18.95 and the Buffering Lotion and Drying Lotion are both $26.95.

I popped into Colette Accessories as well and ended up finding this cute neon pink necklace for a bargain price of $7.95! I just had to grab it… and I thought it would look cool underneath the collar of a black sheer top I own. I thought right…

Kit Cosmetics
www.kitcosmetics.com.au

QUEENSLAND

Brisbane CBD – kit at Myer
Queen St, Brisbane
(07) 3232 0168

Pacific Fair – kit at Myer
Hooker Blvd, Broadbeach
(07) 5595 8316

NEW SOUTH WALES

Sydney CBD – kit at Myer Sydney
Pitt Street, Sydney
(02) 9238 9861

Chatswood – kit at Myer Chatswood
Albert Ave, Chatswood
(02) 9412 0463

VICTORIA

Doncaster
Westfield Doncaster Shopping Centre, Shop G002, 619 Doncaster Rd, Doncaster VIC
(03) 9840 7624

Melbourne CBD kit at Myer
Bourke St. Mall
(03) 9661 1277

kit at Chapel
530 Chapel Street, South Yarra
(03) 9827 5988

Chadstone – kit at Myer
Chadstone Shopping Centre, Dandenong Rd, Chadstone
(03) 9567 6448

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Perth CBD – kit at Myer
Murray St, Perth
(08) 9265 5872

Enex100 Perth
Shop H121, 100 St Georges Terrace
(08) 9486 7610

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