Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Organic Makeup from World Organics



Hello Lovelies,

Long long long time no see ! Some of you may be wondering where I have been hiding or what I've been up to, given that I have been away from blogging and YouTube for quite a while now. No need to worry though, a post will be going up very soon explaining where I have been. The reason why I am here today is to introduce you guys to an incredible brand, World Organics.




L-R: Purely Primer, Cream Concealer, Luminizer

World Organics have added 3 brand new products to its range, including organic primers - certified vegan, organic luminizers and organic concealers.

The Cream Luminizer in "Lunar" creates a gorgeous natural glow across the high points of the face, but can also be built up for more of a sheen across the skin. I particularly love blending this product along my collarbones, when I'm wearing an off the shoulder top.

For those of you that suffer from redness, discolouration, or just prefer a high coverage base, their Cream Concealer is perfect for those areas that need a little more coverage. It's thick yet creamy texture, means it blends flawlessly across the skin, without looking cakey, or like you've applied it too generously.

When it comes to primers, I can be quite picky. I want something that hydrates my skin, doesn't react strangely with my foundation and gives a smooth texture to my skin. I can safely say that the Purely Primer in "Lunar" does all those things. It also has a really yummy orange scent when first applied to the skin, which slowly disappears as it's rubbed into the skin.

If you're wanting to check out any of the World Organics range, it can be found at the link below

World Organics


Xx

Monday, 11 April 2016

My Current Concealer Recommendations



Hello Lovelies,

I hope you're all doing well ! For this weeks post I have teamed up with Into The Gloss, to bring you my current concealer recommendations. I've included my top 5 with a mixture of high end to more affordable concealers, as well as what uses each one has for me.

Rimmel Match Perfection: Concealing the under eye / Highlighting the face
Nars Creamy Concealer: Concealing the under eye
Revlon Colorstay Blemish Concealer: Concealing blemishes / Treats blemishes at the same time
Urban Decay Naked Skin: Concealing blemishes / Covering discolouration
*FAVOURITE* Maybelline Instant Age Rewind: Concealing the under eye / Highlighting the face

My all time favourite two ways of applying concealer is either with my finger or with a beauty blender sponge. If I'm using a concealer to cover any kind of blemish, I like to use my finger - clean, of course - as it helps warm up the product and melt it into the skin. When it comes to highlighting the face or concealing under the eyes, I love to use a damp beauty blender. With the moisture in the sponge and using it in a dabbing motion, it gives the concealer an almost airbrushed look and prevents it from looking cakey and too heavy.

Personally I always stick to more yellow or slightly peachy undertones for my concealer, as I find they work best on my complexion and the look I'm trying to achieve. If you suffer from excessive redness or your current concealer doesn't completely conceal your blemishes, using a green colour corrector beforehand helps counteract the redness in the skin. If you'd like me to do a whole separate post on colour correcting, just let me know ! 

For more tips and tricks when it comes to concealers, head on over to Into The Gloss's "The Best Concealers"

I hope you all have enjoyed this weeks post and have been able to learn a couple of things to incorporate into your make-up routine !

Have an incredible week and I'll see you next time !

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Rimmel The Only 1 Collection Swatches


Hello Lovelies,
I hope you are all having a fabulous start to the week, I'm back today with a review and swatches of the new Rimmel The Only 1 Collection. I know I've said it before, but I just what to remind you all that these posts are not sponsored, I am just extremely lucky enough  to sometimes be sent new products to try out and I want to let you all know about them ! I received 5 out of the 12 shades from the range and honestly have to say, I would wear every single one !


The 5 shades that I currently own are:
120
200
510
600
700

Like I said above, I would happily wear every single shade I have. Due to the collection featuring 12 shades, there is definitely a colour for everyone ! The great thing about these lipsticks is that they can be built up to more of an opaque coverage but they can also be worn more sheer for just a tint on the lips.


The lipsticks go on as a very creamy texture, but eventually dry to a semi-matte finish. They are extremely comfortable on the lips and don't leave them feeling dry and chapped like some more matte lipsticks often do. The formula is super long lasting and doesn't require constant touch ups. They feature the same sweet Rimmel lipstick scent that previous collections have, though it's not overpowering. The lipsticks retail for $15.95 here in Australia and can be found at Priceline, Priceline Pharmacy, Chemist Warehouse, Target, K-Mart, Big W, selected pharmacies and selected Coles and Woolworths.

L-R: 120, 200, 510, 600, 700




I hope you all enjoyed my review and swatches of the new Rimmel The Only 1 Collection, if you have tried any of the range, I'd love to hear your thoughts on them !

Have a lovely rest of the week and I will speak to you very soon !



*Post contains products that were gifted. NOT SPONSORED

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Stay Lean Tea 14 Day Detox Program Review


Hello Lovelies,

I hope you've all been well and are enjoying the new year so far, today I'm here with a review on a recent "teatox" I did. Now before you say anything, I know, I know, everyone and their mother have seen these promoted on Instagram - myself included ! So when I was first contacted by Stay Lean Tea, I was a little apprehensive to say yes at first.


Being the person I am, I immediately jumped onto their website to see why they thought their tea was so beneficial. I had constantly heard of other well known tea detoxes giving people horrendous stomach cramps, not to mention the even worse side effects people experienced - yes, I am speaking about the toilet kind ! I was surprised to see on the Stay Lean Tea website, that their teas don't contain any laxatives.

The 14 Day Detox comes with the "Lean Burner Blend" and the "Lean Cleanse Blend". The Lean Burner is to be consumed every morning, where as the Lean Cleanse Blend you drink every second afternoon. The teas contain different ingredients, to target the body in specific ways, but both teas contain "Longjing Green Leaf" which is packed full of antioxidants and amino acids, to help stimulate fat loss and detoxify the body. There is heaps of information on the Stay Lean website about the ingredients and benefits of their programs, as well as a FAQ section to find out more. Both teas have a very pleasant herbal tea taste, the only difference is the Cleanse Blend, has a slightly more fruity taste to it.


Anyone that knows me in real life, knows that I HATE speaking about toilet habits. I don't want you to know about mine, just as much as I don't want to know about yours. I did realise that doing something like this, I would have to speak about it somewhat and I'm glad to say, I had no negative side effects.... not one ! I have tried various cleanses in the past, which have given me HORRENDOUS stomach pains and having to run for dear life to the bathroom, but thankfully, I had none of that with the Stay Lean Tea. In terms of positive side effects, I definitely noticed that I felt a lot less sluggish. I suffer with incredibly low iron and constantly feel tired, though the tea didn't completely stop that, it definitely made me feel less lethargic. I also noticed that I felt and appeared a lot less bloated around my stomach area, particularly that lower belly area, below my belly button which is my problem area.

Stay Lean Tea deliver internationally and all postage  - yes, ALL - is free ! The tea is also gluten free, for those of you who have an intolerance or just don't consume it.


The lovely people over at Stay Lean Tea gave me a coupon code for all my lovely readers, so if you're interested in trying out any of the products, simply use the code: botrc3 at the checkout to receive 10% off your entire order. Just a heads up, I don't make any money from you guys using this code, it's just to make your order a little bit cheaper !

For more information, check out the Stay Lean Tea website

If any of you have ever tried a tea detox, I'd love to hear your experience with it - good or bad :)

I hope you all have a fabulous week and I will speak to you all soon !



*Post contains products that were gifted. NOT SPONSORED

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

MY CHRISTMAS IN PHOTOS #1


Hello Lovelies,
I hope you all had an amazing festive season, no matter what you celebrate. In the past I have seen people do "my week in photos" type posts and thought I could use the idea to share what I got up to over Christmas with all of you !


CHRISTMAS EVE


1. My family ♡ There is nothing I love more than spending time with my family.

2. Dips, crackers and bread *Insert heart eyes emoji*

3. Hello Dinner ! In my family, food is often what brings us together. Whether it's family dinners every Monday night at my dad's house, or various events and celebrations throughout the year, you can always find my family huddled around a dinner table chatting and laughing, and Christmas is no exception.

4. A glass of Champagne at Christmas, need I say more ?


CHRISTMAS DAY


1. Each year Christmas Day lunch is held at a different family members house, this year it was at one of my aunts and her families house. Celebrations through out the year with my family are always a happy and sad time for me. I love being able to spend time with my aunts and uncles and my gorgeous cousins, but it's still hard that my mum is no longer with us to be able to experience the laughs and love shared between all of us at Christmas time.

2. There's something about table settings at Christmas that I just absolutely LOVE ! I don't know whether it's the fact that you can go all out with gorgeous decorations, or that it represents you and your loved ones spending Christmas together, but I always just think they look so beautiful and festive.

3. Presents ! Even though Christmas isn't about what gifts you receive, but rather spending quality time with your friends and family - Cheesy I kno, but very true ! - I still feel incredibly lucky that my family and I are able to spoil one another with gifts.

4. Lots of food........ Again !


I also wanted to include this post from "thecrimsonalchemist" on Tumblr, which I think is something people should keep in mind over the festive season ♡

Source: thecrimsonalchemist


I hope you all enjoyed this post and having a little sneak peak of what I got up to over Christmas. Sending all my love to every single one of you over the festive season and new year.

I hope you all have a fabulous week and I will speak to you all very soon !


Sunday, 20 December 2015

Winterise Your Beauty with Adore Me




Hello Lovelies,


all my northern hemisphere readers, I seriously envy you at this time of the year. I envy the fact that you have cold weather over the festive season. I envy the fact that you can wear big over sized jumpers to hide the food baby that it looks like we're having from eating too much food at Christmas and I especially envy all the gorgeous Winter ranges that are coming out at the moment from companies like Adore Me !

Though this post is more aimed at my American and Canadian readers, if you happen to live else where, don't fret, you can still get some gorgeous lingerie inspiration !

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The first look I chose is this gorgeous peach bra and underwear set, which I think would pair lovely with a soft neutral smokey eye and lashes and a natural pink flush to the cheeks. To keep with the simplicity of the pieces, yet still having the extra detailing of the lace, I thought it would tie in really well with the soft eyeshadow look, but still have some oomph with the addition of false lashes.




Next up is this incredibly vibrant blue set, which I thought would look absolutely bomb with an intense cranberry eye, and a glowly highlighted base. I kept it quite natural when it came to the lips and mascara, as I really wanted the jewel tones from the eye and the opaque highlight to be the focus of the look. My inspiration for the look was that the intensity of the cranberry eye would pair really well with the vibrancy of the lingerie pieces





For more gorgeous sexy lingerie inspiration or just to admire the incredible pieces, check out the image below for some more takes on wintery makeup looks paired with various pieces.

Click the link below to find out more about Adore Me's gorgeous pieces

Adore Me

I hope you all enjoyed this weeks post, I'd love to hear how you'd pair these pieces with different makeup looks !

I hope you all have a fabulous week - especially during the festive season - and I will speak to you all very soon !






*Post is NOT sponsored*

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Rimmel Nude Collection by Kate Moss Swatches



Hello Lovelies,

I hope you are all doing very well ! Today I bring you a full review and my personal thoughts and opinion on the Nude Collection by Kate Moss from Rimmel. Quick Disclaimer - I was lucky enough to be sent the range to try out, but i am in no way required or being paid to review them, just letting you know ! So with all that being said, let me tell you about the range !



The collection is made up of 5 different shades, which are meant to cater for a large variety of skin types.

#40 - Pale pinky beige
#42 - Peach beige
#43 - Apricot nude
#45 - Mauve nude
#45 - Deep nude

Personally I love all the shades with the exception of #40, as it too pale for my complexion particularly when I've got fake tan on. The great thing about the variety of shades is that they can also be customised by layering the shades over one another.


The lipsticks have a creamy texture, with the same subtle sweet scent that the previous Kate Moss lipsticks feature. They are extremely comfortable to wear because of the moisturising finish they provide. Due to the formula being quite creamy, they do wear off fairly quickly, but fade quite evenly instead of being left with that lip liner like ring around your lips like some lipsticks do. The lipsticks retail for $12.95 from Priceline, here in Australia, so are definitely on the more affordable end of the drugstore range.


If you were wanting to see what the lipsticks look like when applied, I filmed a swatch video which can be viewed below !




I hope you all enjoyed my review and swatches of the Rimmel Nude Collection by Kate Moss, if you've tried any of the range, I'd love to hear your thoughts on it and if you enjoyed the lipsticks

Have an incredible week and I will see you all soon !




*Post contains products that were gifted. NOT SPONSORED

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