I have recently been saving up some bits and pieces to tell you about. Some things you might have seen posted on Instagram, others I’ve been waiting to share with you. Hopefully you tell me about some of your new favourite things in return!
Natio Tinted Lip Balm
It’s been no secret how much I love Natio cosmetics. They are made from natural ingredients, cruelty free and budget friendly. I picked up these in our local pharmacy one day for $5 each. There are about eight colours to choose from, and they add a hint of colour. I’m not a big lipstick or lipgloss wearer, so these are a perfect middle ground, especially for day time. The shea butter and aloe will leave your lips soft, which is great towards the end of Winter when they might be dry and sore.
Lady Jayne Tangl-eze Brush *
This is the perfect go-to handbag brush. It’s egg like shape means that it is easy to hold and fits snuggly in your hard. It glides easily through the hair, and even my toddler will let me brush her hair with it (and you know what a fuss they can kick up!). If you’re tired of the little travel flip brushes that always end up collapsing on you, try one of these babies. You don’t regret it!
Unlock Your Style by Nikki Parkinson
Nikki’s blog Styling You is one of the first style blogs that I read. It gave me the confidence to step outside my comfort zone a little, and add more colour and accessories to my outfits. Since I started blogging I have been lucky enough to be able to call Nikki and the other lovely ladies on the cover my friends and mentors. Unlock Your Style encourages you to look at your wardrobe and work out what really suits you. This is the book I needed a year ago when I started my own blog! It’s available at all good book stores.
EmerginC Skin Care*
EmerginC skin care is a skin care brand that uses active natural ingredients where possible, including a great dose of vitamin C. The brand is well known world wide, and can be found in more than 700 spas and speciality stores. I was sent the Protocell Eye and Protocell Combat Cream, with apple stem cells, to try. The creams are designed to combat fine lines and wrinkles. I have been using the creams as a night cream and they feel lovely on my skin. The Combat Cream is nice and thick, and perfect for night time. I don’t think I have been using the creams long enough to give a definitive answer on whether the wrinkles around my eyes have lessened, but I do know that my skin feels soft and hydrated, and that has to be a good thing!
A pair of eye lash curlers used to be a beauty bag staple of mine, but somewhere along the way between kids and work and the business of life they slipped by the wayside. When I had my makeup done a few weeks ago, the makeup artist used a pair in conjunction with lots of mascara and some false eyelashes. I loved the result, and reignited my love of the curlers. Teamed with a good dose of mascara, you will have stand out lashes every time. I picked up my pair in Coles for about $7, and you can find them in most supermarkets or pharmacies.
Rimmel London Colour Rush Lip and Nail Collection by Rita Ora*
Rita Ora’s new collection for Rimmel London is perfect for Spring. The colours are fresh and bright. I love the lip crayons – they are easy to apply and last for a long time. The top colour featured in the picture is perfect for night time or a date night, and the bottom one is well suited to work. The nail polishes are quick drying, which is perfect for a manicure on the run, or when the kids are around. The range is available in all good pharmacies, and some supermarkets.
Please note: Items marked with a * were given to me to review. All opinions are my own.
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