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Summer Beauty Routine

19 Jan

So I’ve decided to do my version of the Summer Beauty Routine that Jess of the belle lumiere did here

Feel free to re-post (as I did) on your blog as well.

Without further ado, here is my current beauty routine:


Cleanser: Alternating between L’Occitane Foaming Rice Cleanser and the Clarisonic refreshing gel cleanser with the Clarisonic Plus Sonic Skin Cleansing System

Toner/Mist: Natio Rosewater and Chamomile Gentle Skin Toner

Exfoliant: ASAP Daily Exfoliating Face Scrub with AHA

Moisturizer: Ultraceuticals Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF 30+

Facial mask: Lush Cosmetics Cupcake mask

Makeup Remover: Nivea Visage 3 in 1 Waterproof Makeup Remover

Night Treatment: Ultraceuticals Ultra A Smoothing Complex/ Trilogy Rosehip Oil

Eye Cream: Trilogy Rosehip Oil

Spot Treatment: Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum


Shower Gel: Palmolive Naturals Nutra-Fruit Shower Gel Pomegranate

Body Lotion/Cream: The Body Shop Spiced Vanilla Body Lotion / Dove Summer Glow Body Lotion for Medium to Dark Skin

Anticellulite/Firming Treatment: PriceLine Body Essentials Body Brush (dry body brushing)

Body Exfoliant: The Body Shop Spiced Vanilla Body Scrub

Hand Cream: Vaseline Dry Skin Conditioning Lotion (at work) or HissyFit Handy Work SPF 30 (at play)

Lip Balm/Treatment: Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector (day) and Lucas Paw Paw Ointment (night)

Perfume: D&G No 10 La Roue De La Fortune (day) and Kim Kardashian EDP (night)

Nail Polish: Essie Haute As Hello, Essie Ballet Slippers, Essie California Coral


Shampoo: Care Shampoo by Nak

Conditioner: Lush Cosmetics American Cream

Leave-In Treatment: Moroccanoil

Mask: Wella System Professional Luminous Hair Mask

Heat Protection: Nak Sea Potion Leave-in Repair Treatment

Volumising Product: Juice xagerate styling and volumising mousse

Shine Product: Wella System Professional Luminous Hair Mask

Hair Spray: Sunsilk Co-creations Plumped Up Volume hairspray


Primer: Clarins Beauty Flash Balm

Foundation: Maybelline Mineral Power Liquid SPF 15 Foundation in Creamy Natural (day) / Napoleon Perdis Foundation Stick in Look 1 (night)

Tinted Moisturiser: HissyFit Saving Face SPF 50 in Sand

Concealer: Benefit Boiing in Medium (02) and Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Double Face Perfector

Powder: Napoleon Perdis Camera Finish in Look 4

Cream Blush: Bloom Cosmetics Sheer Colour Cream in Coy

Powder Blush: MAC Blush in Peachykeen / Benefit Coralista / Benefit Dandelion / Benefit Hoola (Bronzer)

Liquid Highlighter: Revlon Age Defying Spa Face Illuminator in 020 Pink Light

Powder Highlighter: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle / MAC Highlight Powder in Rose Olé

Mascara: Maybelline THE FALSIES mascara

Eyeliner: Napoleon Eye Pencil in Brown Sugar

Cream Eyeshadow: Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in RSVP

Powder Eyeshadow: Napoleon Perdis Colour Disc in Irid Taupe and Napoleon Ultra Pearl Shadow in Champagne

Highlighter Shadow: Napoleon Perdis Loose Dust in White Gold

Lipgloss: ModelCo Lip Lights in Pink Sea Shell

Lipstick: YSL Rouge Volupte in Lingerie Pink #7

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1 minute wonders

26 Nov

Hair masks that you can do for less time than it takes to make 2 minute noodles? I know which one I would rather be doing (the one that doesn’t involve the sodium bloat, duhh). I’m pretty lazy when it comes to my hair (I know, tsk tsk), so my ideal hair mask is one that I can do in the shower and leave on for a minute or two whilst I wash my body. Am I not alone? So in my lazy girl quest, I have come across a few you-beaut ‘minute’ wonders you might want to consider:

Stefan Alive One Minute Nourishing Keratin Treatment ($32.95) – I used this treatment in conjunction with the Stefan Alive Nourishing Keratin Shampoo and boy was my hair silky smooth. Keratin naturally occurs in our skin, hair, nails and teeth and can be broken down by heat and external damages. By replenishing the keratin lost in your hair, you can counteract the damage to your hair’s cortex and get frizz-free, straight and silky locks. Being that I already have pretty straight hair, the most noticable results I get from this treatment is silky smoothness and manageable hair, especially during blow-drying.


Schwarzkoph Extra Care Oil Nutritive Repair Butter Mask for Anti Split-ends ($9.95) – I grabbed this mask with the allure of reducing the split-ends I’m getting from a) trying to grow my hair out, and b) getting a light balayage on the lower half of my hair. The rich ‘butter’ formula with argan & shea oils restructure the hair and protect from further split-ends by up to 97% and get this, works in 1 minute! This hair mask is a rich butter texture, which I really like because my ends are so dry from colour damage and this mask really nourishes my hair. Call me crazy, but I have noticed a drastic reduction in the occurence of split-ends. Just be sure not to put this mask on your roots or you will have oily roots to deal with.

Dove Damage Therapy Intensive Repair Treatment Conditioner ($7.99) – this little beauty is a conditioner and treatment in one so you can use this everyday in place of your daily conditioner (or weekly if you prefer). Dove hair products never fail and this one is no exception. The super conditioner makes tresses feel so smooth and silky and takes under 2 minutes to work. And the price is so cheap.

Is anyone else super lazy like me when it comes to hair treatments? It’s funny how I’m so lazy with my hair but I spend so much time everyday applying lotions and serums to my face. 🙂

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