Spring has officially sprung and that means a total product overhaul, gone are the dark lipsticks and intense moisturisers of winter and in with a new batch of hot weather friendly products. This month it has been less about the gloss and pretty factor of products and more about the practical to prepare for summer. So here’s the round up of products I have been loving so far this Spring!
Models Prefer Cream Blush in Dream $10.99
This cream blush is incredible!!!! A total dupe for the NARS Multiples and a fraction of the price, Dream is very similar to the NARS multiple in Malibu in very possible way. It is all I have been wearing on my cheeks this month and I have had so many compliments from people which is always nice. The shade range is great and features both matte and shimmer colours for whatever floats your blush boat!
Max Factor Eye Shadow Pots in Burnt Bark, Savage Rose and Pale Pebble $12.95 each
These little Max Factor eye shadow pots completely surprised me, the shadows are buttery soft and have amazing staying power on my very oily eyelids. Great if you are a one shade of eye shadow kinda gal and cannot be bothered with a technical smoky eye.
Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in 02 $24.00
Wowzers I thought I had tried all of the lipsticks ever as a beauty blogger but then a brand goes and makes a lipstick like the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet and you are totally blown away. The formula is very smooth when applying and the colour is beautifully placed onto your lips and isn’t messy at all. The colour is gorgeous and bright but not too loud and in your face. Definitely a must try for any lipsticks addicts.
Glow Inner Beauty Powder by The Beauty Chef $59.00
My skin freaked the f**k out over the last couple of weeks of winter, breaking out and being a general mess, as well as stepping up my cleansing routine I switched up my diet. Making sure I was drinking lots of water and eating a ton of veggies, I also added The Glow Inner Beauty Powder to any smoothies or just downing it mixed in with water. My skin is has cleared up and is even better than normal, so along with my diet I am thanking the Glow powder for the quick skin recovery. This is what Glow Inner Beauty Powder claims to help with:
▪ Replaces beneficial flora and nourishes the skin from the inside
▪ Contains prebiotics and probiotics
▪ Rich in a variety of nutrients
▪ Tastes berry delicious – (NO IT TASTES GROSS!)
▪ Contains twenty four skin loving super foods
▪ Fermented using our unique natural mother culture
▪ Lasts for up to 30 servings
▪ No artificial colourings, flavourings or preservatives
▪ Dairy Free – (Why would it contain diary?)
Available from www.thebeautychef.com
Bio Elixia Night Renew Complex $69.95
I have been a bit scared of night creams firstly because they are super expensive and secondly because I didn’t want to admit that I was old enough that I needed one. But the Bio Elixia Night Renew Complex is a game changer, it uses dermal delivery technology to take the ingredients below the surface layers of the skin to help hydrate at a deeper level. My skin has been loving this night cream and I’ve been waking up noticing the difference in texture and appearance.
Available from www.bioexlixia.com
Solar D 50+ Vitamin D Friendly Sunscreen
What an amazing innovation, finally a sunscreen which protects you from the suns harmful UVA and UVB rays but allows you to absorb natural vitamin D. With the worrying amount of people being prescribed Vitamin D supplements because of the amount of time spent indoors and sheltered from sun because of the obvious dangers, Solar D is an amazing product which will be slip slop slapped all summer long.
Available from www.priceline.com.au
Naked Tan Goddess Gradual Tan $28.00
Fake tanning is a scary process which I have been hesitant to try in fear that I will end up looking like an orange mess, but Naked Tan’s Gradual Tan has been a fantastic first timers experience with fake tan. The tan applies evenly and gives a great bronzed look to the skin. On the first attempt I did go slightly overboard on my feet and knees which I took to with an exfloiator to get rid of the dark patches. But the second application was smooth sailing and I am not completely hooked.
Available from www.nakedtan.com.au
La Mav Coffee Bean Body Scrub $29.95
Ok so I don’t drink coffee because it gives me the shakes and makes me feel like I am loosing my mind but I am willing to rub it into my thighs if it is going to help eliminate cellulite even slightly! I don’t know if this is working but I am going to keep trying because even if it makes a tiny difference its totally worth it!
Available from www.lamav.com
John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Shampoo and Conditioner $17.99 each
In breaking news I have decided to stop dying my hair and grow out my natural colour, the only problem is that I don’t look like I have that cool gradient balayage I just look like my roots are really bad. So I have been using the John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder range in my transition period to help with the whole situation. Oh god, it is taking all my will power not to walk into the closest salon to get a full head of blonde foils, in the long run having my natural hair colour will look better, not cost me a small fortune every 8 weeks and also be a lot healthier.
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