Monday, October 13, 2014

Max Factor Skin Luminizer Foundation Review

I love foundation and wear it everyday, so when I saw that Max Factor came out with a new one of course, I was very excited to try it.

The new Max Factor Skin Luminizer foundation is as the name suggests claiming to be a skin luminizing foundation that will give your skin a healthy looking glow.

Max Factor says: Want coverage that enhances your skin rather than masking it? Try skin luminizer foundation, which cleverly uses light-reflecting particles to create a gorgeous healthy-looking glow.
  • Subtle skin luminizers are specially designed to reflect ‘warm’ light tones.
  • Also contains a hydrator that helps improve skin’s condition to create a healthy glow from within.
  • Medium coverage with a dewy finish.
  • Handy pump dispenser

The foundation comes in a plastic bottle with a pump and the packaging allows for you to see the swirl of illuminizer throughout the foundation bottle which makes it interesting.

I use 40 Light Ivory which is a great match to my pale skin and the consistency is light, creamy and blendable. As you apply the foundation, it is great for covering redness and evening out the skin tone and gives a medium coverage. The finish is a nice dewy finish that gives you a pretty glow and sits on the skin a little sticky, so I have to use a powder to set it.
I am wearing two layers of the Max Factor Skin Luminizer Foundation

Overall this is a nice light foundation if you are looking for a medium coverage and dewy finish. I like full coverage foundations for everyday, however I have used this as a primer to cover my redness and it works well. For days where you don't want to use full coverage foundation or just want something light on your skin (like in summer) this is fantastic. (and I love that it is available in a shade that matches my pale skin)

The Max Factor Skin Luminizer Foundation is available at any department store or Priceline.

Have you tried this foundation?

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Schick Intuition Pure Nourishment Shaver Review

There will be many of you out there that like me, shave their legs. It's something we do and a part of every woman's life, so when I saw this new Schick Intuition shaver came out, I was curious to give it a try. It says it lathers and moisturizes whilst shaving, which means quicker and easier shaving. Yes please!

The Schick Intuition has visible ribbons of moisture strips ( instead of using shaving cream) and once you add water to it, you can just shave away. It really is that simple.  I love the concept - it really does make shaving easier.

The four blade razor is surrounded by the moisturizing bar that is infused with coconut milk and sweet almond oil. The solid bar lathers up on my legs as soon as it comes in contact with water. The lather is enough to get a smooth shave. The razor features a pivoting head which is great around the knees. I never experienced any cuts or shaving nicks which is fantastic.

The handle on the shaver is bigger and has a rubber grip on the sides, allowing for no slipping or accidents which I really like.

It comes with a shower hanger for easy storage and a spare razor.

After shaving with the Schick razor, my legs are smooth and felt soft. I save time using this as well which is fantastic when in a rush and great for travelling.

Overall, this product works a treat on my skin - makes shaving easier, convenient and gives me a closer shave.

Have you tried the Schick Intuition? 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Redken Color Extend Magnetics Shampoo and Conditioner Review

I have colored hair and it does require a lot of maintenance. Not only as I need to color it every 6-8 weeks, but I really need to find shampoos and conditioners that will help my color stay vibrant.

In the last few months I have been using the Redken Color Extend Magnetics Shampoo and Conditioner and I love them - these are definitely the best so far for keeping my colored hair vibrant and shiny.

The packaging is really stylish and a pretty purple/pink color bottle. The range is sulfate free.

Redken says: Our sulfate-free hair color protecting shampoo is a lightweight, gentle, conditioning & cleansing shampoo that uses Redken's IPN technology and amino-ions to leave your color treated hair 3x more fortified.

The shampoo gives a good lather even though it is sulfate free which is really good and it makes the hair feel soft. You don't need a lot of the shampoo and it works well.

Redken says: Our hair color protecting conditioner provides targeted repair to not only detangle your hair, but also leave it feeling smoother, softer and more conditioned. Additionally, color treated hair is 3x more fortified because of Redken's IPN technology and amino-ions.

The conditioner is the same as the shampoo you don't need much but applies well to the hair and leaves it feeling soft and manageable. It is a more creamier consistency than the shampoo.

After using both the shampoo and conditioner together - it really does leave my hair feeling soft, shiny and manageable. I feel that they really do help keep my hair color looking vibrant and shiny and doesn't fade as quickly which is why I love them.

If you dye your hair and want to try some that will help maintain your hair color than definitely give this range a try - this is a great buy.

Have you tried Redken products?

Friday, September 26, 2014

Love Lois - monthly subscription box for your period!

I love monthly subscription boxes!
They are so fun to receive and exciting to see what you get. A new and different subscription box that I was introduced to lately is Love Lois - a monthly subscription box for your period!
Yes it's true, a box every woman needs filled with tampons, pads and chocolate delivered every month. What a great concept!
 I received the 'Melina Regular' box.
The box is a simple white box, the cover slides up and off and is reusable which is great.
Yes chocolate!

My box contained five large pads, three medium pads, a pack of five liners, two packets of 16 tampons - regular and mini size, two samples of pukka tea, a Cadbury chocolate bar and two Lindt ball chocolates.
I love the colours, the variety and the cute treats ( the tea is delicious!)

The Melina box is $23 per month, there is no locked contracts and there are few plans to choose from. You can check out the website here
Vivienne Poznanski, founder of pad and tampon delivery service LoveLois, says “The average woman will have around 350 periods in her lifetime, with most experiencing some form of discomfort each month"
Research has shown that PMS could be the cause of forgetfulness among women. Love Lois allows you to enter personalized details about your monthly cycle into a web platform and a discreet box of pads, tampons and treats are delivered to your door 3-5 days before your period arrives.
Love Lois has a variety of plans to suit heavy, medium and light periods as well as a range of organic and regular products, plus free delivery!

This is great for every woman of every age!
Have you heard of Love Lois?

Friday, September 12, 2014

Support Liptember 2014 - Mental Health awareness

Who loves wearing lipstick? I do, I love having something on my lips whether its lip gloss, lip balm or lipstick -  I just can't leave home without it.

Liptember is a great cause helping to spread the awareness of women's mental health issues with all funds being raised to be donated to the Centre for Women’s Mental Health and Lifeline.

Top colour is sex bomb and bottom colour is fuschia

All you have to do to support Liptember in the month of September, is purchase a official Liptember lipstick from participating retailers (Chemist Warehouse) with proceeds donated to the campaign.

I am wearing the colour Fuschia

What a fantastic cause! Mental Health is something that may have affected you, or someone you know. Depression, anxiety affects hundreds of thousands of women (and men) each year.

For more information on Liptember and to donate, checkout the website

Follow me on Instagram to see more pictures of the fantastic lipstick I got for Liptember!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Detangle your hair with Lady Jayne's Tangleze brush - review

When I heard that Lady Jayne has launched the new Tangleze brush I was very excited to try it out. I have shoulder length hair and it can get tangled and break easily, so I am looking for something that will help make brushing my hair easier and better for my hair.

Lady Jayne says: New Lady Jayne Tangleze detangling brush makes for easy, lightweight handling for smooth, free flowing detangling. The innovative flexi-glide technology allows for speedy, gentle use to effortlessly glide through wet or dry hair.


I like the oval size of the Tangleze as it fits perfectly in my hand to allow comfortable and easy brushing. The Tangleze can be used on wet or dry hair and I have found that it does get my knots out with ease and minimal breakage of hair.

It does take a little getting use to the feel of the bristles as they are hard plastic and they don't flex, but if you go through the hair lightly it works well. I also use this on my five year old daughter who has really tangled hair and she likes it too.

It has different size bristles which would help the detangling of the hair and I love that it has a cap on it, so that it is travel friendly and protects the bristles. It comes in two colours -  pink and purple and is affordable at $12.99aud available from department stores in October 2014.

Have you tried a tangle brush before?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Imperial Leather - new bodywash and handwash range!

Imperial Leather are celebrating the launch of the new Imperial Leather range of hand and body washes and I was asked to review and test them, which I was very excited about!

First of all the packaging is luxurious and looks so pretty in the bathroom. Here is what I received:

Left to right: No 19 Citrus Grove handwash, No 21 Cocooning handwash, No 30 Tahitian Retreat bodywash and No 26 Summer Bliss bodywash

I cannot choose which scent I like better -  because they all smell divine!

The Imperial Leather Master Perfumers have released the 70 Years of Fragrance Report revealing the power of scent and identifying that our mood can often be influenced by how we smell. From over 2,000 Australians surveyed in the report, an overwhelming 97% said they feel more confident when wearing a fragrance.

Psychologist Sabina Read says: “Our mood and behaviour can also be directly influenced by the properties of individual odours. Research has found that fruity notes can be stimulating and evoke feelings of happiness, vanilla is linked most strongly to relaxation; and jasmine is a natural sleep aid.”


Understanding the power of fragrance to evoke memory and emotion, the Imperial Leather Master Perfumers were challenged to create a new fragrance range as classic as the original Imperial Leather scent that has been synonymous with the brand for the last 70 years.

Utilising their decades of training, fine craftsmanship and expert skill, the Imperial Leather Master Perfumers marry age-old fragrance traditions with cutting-edge technology to successfully transform raw ingredients into evocative new fragrances. “Sourcing the finest ingredients from around the world, we’ve crafted a new range of hand and body wash scents to represent the five Imperial Leather fragrance families – classic, floral, fruity, citrus and gourmet,” says Imperial Leather Master Perfumer, Michelle Penny.

And a fantastic job they did. All of the products formulas have moisturizing properties with triple moisturisers and a rich, creamy lather to provide more people with more accessible luxury, everyday.

The handwashes are antibacterial and will leave your hands feeling soft and clean. The bodywashes are so moisturizing they feel amazing. These are available in supermarkets and I highly recommend you give them all a try  - you will love them too!.

Check out the Imperial Leather website for more information.

Have you tried any of these products? What is your favourite?