Friday, July 3, 2015

Lust Have It June beauty box review (and special offer!)

If you think receiving products on a monthly basis to try is a great idea then you will also love beauty boxes! They are such a great concept and fun to receive.

This June Lust Have It beauty box had a theme 'head over heels' which means that it contained products that have you covered from head to toe. There were five full sized
products in total and they did cater for the whole body.

I was very pleased with this box as the products were fantastic and good quality.
First product is a hair product from Nak - a brand I have heard of but never tried. This is a thermal protectant to use when styling your hair.

Next is a body scrub and foot mask from the cosmetic kitchen - a cruelty free and vegan free Australian brand.

Next are two lip products - one from Chapstick the Hydration Lock dual action lip balm

And a Teeez lipstick in a caramel colour - which I love! How adorable is the packaging?!

Overall I really liked this box, great products to try and loved the theme. I love receiving a beauty box every month it is so exciting to receive products to try and not knowing what you will get makes it extra special. It's a great treat or would make a lovely present for someone.

The Lust Have It boxes are delivered monthly for $19.95 and if you enter the code DANNII1 you can get $5 off your first box. Check out the Lust Have It website here

Check out other reviews I have done on Lust Have it boxes here

Tell me which beauty boxes you like to receive?

Monday, June 29, 2015

Rosehip Nourishing Hand Creme by Essano Review

This is a product that I just happened to walk past in Priceline and decided to pick it up. The Rosehip ingredient is definitely something that caught my eye and I was ready to try a new hand cream. The packaging is pretty with the pink and gold theme and looks nice on the bedside table.

Essano says: Only the ‘essence of nature’ feeds your hands the nourishment they need to overcome the drying effects of daily life, for younger looking, beautifully supple hands. Certified organic Rosehip Oil works with active natural botanical ingredients; Shea Butter and Jojoba to intensively hydrate and lock in moisture.

The texture of this hand cream is a white cream more on the thicker side. When you rub it on to your hands it does require a good massage as the texture is thicker. It applies well on the hands and within a minute or so absorbs in to the skin. You can still feel the cream on your hands, but within five to ten minutes it is completely absorbed. It has a rose scent which is pleasant and does make the hands feel nourished and soft.

The ingredients are interesting, certified organic rosehip oil with active natural botanical ingredients shea butter, jojoba and lanolin ( the lanolin is why the texture is thicker) Its great that this product has no parabens, harsh chemicals, sulphates, phthalates or petrochemicals.

I use this every night and really enjoy the way it feels, nourishes and keeps my hands soft. Definitely recommend this as a great hand cream if you are after a natural product that works to keep the hands soft and nourished.

The essano products are available at Priceline, Safeway and Coles supermarkets. This retails for $14.99aud.

Have you tried this hand cream?

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Maybelline Matte Maker Mattifying Powder Review

It has been a long time since I have been able to find a affordable face powder that does everything I want it to and finally I have found it, the Maybelline Matte Maker Mattifying Powder!

I must say the name of this 'matte and mattifying' made me want to try it. It is what I am looking for in a powder that it is matte, mattifying and looks good on the skin.

The Maybelline Matte Maker Mattifying powder comes in a small round compact with a screw off lid. I personally like the flip top opening packaging as it is easier to use and carry around.

I have the lightest shade Classic Ivory which is a great match for my fair/pale skin. Usually I can't find shades light enough for my skin but this one is just right which I love.

The powder is a light silky powder that feels lightweight on the skin and does mattify the skin without looking heavy. It gives sheer, smooth coverage that covers the skin well. It does wear about six hours before needing a touch up, which is pretty good for an affordable powder.

I would really recommend this powder for anyone that is looking to set their foundation to create a smooth finish to their look.

I bought this at Priceline and is available at department stores. It retails for $11.95aud

What is your favourite powder at the moment?

Sunday, June 14, 2015

DanniiBeauty's favourite foundations for fair/pale skin (2015)

Today I wanted to tell you about my favourite foundations for my fair/pale skin. I love foundation and wear it everyday. I like full coverage foundation for the working week because I usually apply it at 7am and need it to last at least 12 hours.
These foundations have been on my rotation for the last 12 months. It depends on my skin on the day as to which one I will usually wear.
My skin type is combination and I have redness and uneven skintone. I always set my makeup with powder and because of my fair/pale skin I always buy the lightest shade in foundations.

So we will start with the foundations as pictured above left to right

Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous foundation in 810 - this is definitely a fantastic full coverage foundation. This covers really well and wears all day for 12 hours.This one I wear a lot. I do wish that the 805 shade was still around because that was better suited to my fair skin, but I can still get away with wearing 810.

Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous in 105 - this is a beautiful foundation that I wear usually on the weekend when I went good coverage for a few hours. This one I would say is light to medium coverage and lasts a few hours and I set it with a powder. The shade is a perfect match for my fair skin.

Max Factor Skin Luminizer foundation in light ivory - this is a pretty luminous foundation with light to medium coverage. This covers redness well and is great as a base too. I wear this on days where I want lighter coverage. The shade is a great match for my fair skin

LancĂ´me Teint Idole Ultra 24H - this is a beautiful luxurious foundation that is a must have if you are looking for a high end foundation that is full coverage, matte finish and wears all day. This is great for days where my skin is playing up and has a lot of redness and breakouts because it will cover them well and won't budge all day.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Maximum Cover Camouflage Makeup for face and body - this is full matte coverage. I love using this on my breakouts only for those days where they are really red and playing up, because this will cover them all up really well. This can be worn all day but its best applied with a beauty blender because it definitely does look like you are wearing makeup with this one. Definitely great to have and use a concealer rather than all over the face.

Bourjois Healthy Mix in 50 - this is a beautiful foundation for a nice glowy finish on the skin. This is medium coverage that I like to use in the warmer months. The shade is right for my fair skin.

Revlon Colourstay foundation in Buff - This one is a great full coverage matte foundation that lasts all day. Its a affordable version of a lot of high end foudations. Definitely a great one for those days where I want flawless makeup look. Matches my skintone very well.

So there you have it my favourite foundations at the moment that match my fair/pale skintone.
( usually the lightest shade)

Here I am wearing Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous in 810
There are so many other foundations that I would like to wear however they don't come in my shade.

What is your favourite foundation?

Friday, June 5, 2015

Lust Have It May beauty box review (and special offer!)

I love beauty boxes! They are such a great concept and fun to receive. This month is the May Lust Have It beauty box, which contains eight products  - a mixture of makeup, hair and skincare. Most of these I have never heard of which makes the box interesting.

A closer look at the products:

I've never heard of the brand Soak so this is exciting to try, there are three deluxe sample sizes one is the skin booster body lotion, hair shine shampoo and hair revive conditioner.

Next up is Coconut Revolution Coconut deluxe sample hand cream, another brand I have never tried or heard of.
The LonVitalite 24K Active Golden Yulan Oil Facial Mask is interesting, these masks have appeared in beauty boxes before and are great.

I didn't know that LonVitalite had eye masks so I am very excited to try these.

Another product I have never heard of is the full size HOLA seaweed moisturizing mask. This one is to be kept in the fridge, would be great for the summer time.

And last of all is a full size makeup product the Bloom foundation stick which I have never used before.

I think this was overall a great box with decent size samples and some interesting products to try. I love receiving a beauty box every month it is so exciting to receive products to try and not knowing what you will get makes it extra special. It's a great treat or would make a lovely present for someone.

The Lust Have It boxes are delivered monthly for $19.95 and if you enter the code DANNII1 you can get $5 off your first box. Check out the Lust Have It website here

Check out other reviews I have done on Lust Have it boxes here

Tell me which beauty boxes you like to receive?

Monday, May 25, 2015

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Moisturiser Review

This is a product that I bought simply because the packaging appealed to me. The Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel moisturizer comes in a pretty blue jar that stood out to me and I really wanted to try.
Neutrogena says: NEUTROGENA Hydroboost Water gel has a refreshing, silky gel formula that’s doubles your skin's moisture in just 1 hour. With innovative Progressive Release System, this intense moisturiser continuously releases moisture for a full 24 hours. Its light-weight gel cream formula with Hyaluronic Acid and Olive Extract doubles your moisture levels in just 1 hour, for soft and supple skin with a healthy looking, radiant glow.
*Dermatologist tested
*Allergy tested
*Oil free
This really does what it says it will and that is - that it will provide hydration to the skin! As soon as you put it on the gel like consistency feels so cool, nice and smooth on the skin and is quickly absorbed within a few minutes, leaving the skin feeling soft and hydrated.
It is not heavy and can be used morning and night. When my skin feels dry or just needs hydration this is a great affordable product to use. It is a simple product that gives my combination skin type great results.
I would recommend this to anyone who wants a moisturizer that will make their skin instantly smooth and soft.
It is available in Priceline and Chemist Warehouse for $24.95aud. There are other products in the 'hydro boost' line such as the night moisturizer and eye cream.
Have you tried this moisturizer?

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Alpha-H Micro Cleanse with Glycolic Acid and Rice Bran Review

If you're looking for a good exfoliant cleanser, then you need to try the Alpha-H Micro Cleanse with Glycolic Acid and Rice Bran. It really is amazing and you realize this as soon as you use it.

I like a good exfoliator that I can feel is making a difference and this definitely will do that for your skin.

The Alpha-H Micro Cleanse with Glycolic Acid and Rice Bran has 12% glycolic acid which is great for acne/blemish skin to remove impurities and exfoliate dead skin cells.

Alpha-H says: Known as “Microdermabrasion in a tube”; this facial scrub doesnt dry out or damage your skin with any abrasive exfoliants but delivers a new freshness to your skin. Left on the surface, a build up of lifeless skin cells can slow down the skins renewal cycle, leaving your complexion dull and rough. Micro Cleanse restores radiance by unveiling the skin trapped beneath the surface. The micro beads are finely milled to be round for gentler buffing action and the Cucumber Extract provides post-cleanse skin brightening. A beauty essential, which helps to treat skin-texture imperfections, pigmentation, acne, enlarged and decongested pores and the signs of sun damage.

Dual action exfoliation scrub
Invigorating, stimulating and anti-bacterial properties
Deeply cleans blocked pores, stubborn dead skin build up and viscous oil
Smoothes the skins appearance by softening fine lines, pigmented areas and a dull complexion
Reduces pore size, congestion, blackhead and other blemishes
Removing surface layers, encourages a faster result from further use of active ingredients by promoting faster and deeper penetration into the skins layers


The product has a thick creamy consistency with cleansing particles that you can feel on the skin. I use it for about a minute circulating it on my face. It smells like peppermint and has a cooling effect on the skin.

This is great if you want a deep exfoliation that will leave your skin feeling smooth and polished. I use this once or twice a week. It has also reduced the redness on my skin and reduces the appearance of pores.

Definitely a product I recommend if you are looking for a exfoliator that will really work. The Alpha-H Micro Cleanse with Glycolic Acid and Rice Bran is available from

What is your favourite exfoliator?

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