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About Me I'm a skin care & hair care obsessed, curly haired busy 40-something wife & mum. Squeezing a crazy fun life into 24hrs each day. On the constant quest for those favourite beauty products that make my skin glow, my hair shine, and my smile beam!

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Overall rating:
5.0/5
9th February, 2018 at 4:11 pm
Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater Review
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It's Love!

I bought this spray after reading just one review. Its as good as everyone says! Yay!!

A great price at $18 for the large bottle. The packaging is so simple, and pretty! The shade of pink of the spray is perfect rosy pink....

The first day I used it was at bedtime. I put on my night moisturiser and spritzed my face. Oh my word the smell is glorious - so beautiful, floral and restful. On my skin the light mist felt a little damp and tacky, but very nourishing. I had a great nights sleep! I woke up the next morning with a healthy glow to my skin, and to touch it was so soft and plump! I was impressed.

In the morning I applied this over toner, and before my serum. My BB cream went on like a dream over top of the facial spray and I liked the healthy look happening with my skin! When I'd finished putting on makeup I lightly spritzed again, and I was ready to go.

I love that my skin looked great all day. I don't have dry skin at the end of the day. My BB cream is still hanging in there too! I felt like I had a nice natural look happening. I spritzed when I got home after lunch, and didn't touch up my makeup - I felt that confident with how my skin was looking, thanks to this spray.

I have since gone and bought the smaller bottle for the handbag/office and one for my mum. I'm truly hooked and obsessed with this product. Amazing. Cruelty Free Beauty, and no nasties as well - it's a win-win product for me!

Tips: ....the scent is so soothing, and the spray so nourishing, I recommend this for a night time boost for your skin ....it's great!

Try to half spray with the pump for a lighter application - you can build on it if you need more, otherwise a full spray is quite a lot of droplets and more drying time...

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It's one item I can't live with out! I have multiple bottles haha !

Sounds like a winner

It sounds awesome. I haven't heard of spraying over a moisturiser before.

Overall rating:
4.7/5
11th February, 2018 at 3:17 pm
Maybelline Brow Tattoo Gel Tint Review
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Even tinted brows that stick around

I get my eyebrows tinted. Something I'd rather not do but my brows are so thin and non-existent I have to! When I read about this product - it sounded like a replacement for my salon tint - and time saver and great for the budget

The gel comes in a tube similar to a mascara container, just smaller. Colour for me was Light brown. Reading the instructions, they've kept to 3 steps and simple. Brush it on, let it dry, and peel off after at least 20minutes.

The product goes on in a similar consistency to PVA glue. It goes on easily and smoothly. I painted the whole brow until hairs were well covered and sitting flat. The thinner outer edge of the brow was harder to paint to a thinner line, but I used a cotton bud to clean up the edges, plucked a couple of stray hairs around the edges once I liked the application, and the brows looked great! Waiting for it to dry I barely noticed the product on, and it didn't feel like it was tightening as it dried, which I liked. It dries to a touch quite quickly too.

I left the gel on for about 40 minutes. When it came to remove - it came off surprisingly easy, I picked up an edge of the gel with my fingernail and then pulled the gel off, which came off in mostly one long piece, to reveal a perfectly shaped and filled in brow. Very little product was left behind, and again a finger nail can remove any little strands left behind.

My brows looked really good. I was impressed. My eyebrows looked a little darker, the gaps filled with colour and they looked even! I don't have thick eyebrows, so you could definitely see the product between the brows - but no different than using another brow product to fill the gaps, or straight after a salon brow tint. The next morning - I checked the mirror and they were as I left them, perfectly formed and filled. They didn't appear to have really faded (I hadn't washed my face since application).

That morning after washing my face I did notice a little fade. I hadn't taken great care to avoid the brows with my face wash. Despite the fade they looked filled still. The more noticeable aspect of the fading was that with the light brown, it was fading off to a slight auburn/orange tint on me, which I toned down a little with my bb cream over my brows. The next day I took more care with washing my face, but again the fading was continuing, and I knew I'd be needing to do the tint again the next day. In my experience the product lasted 2 days well, and 3rd day I was wanting to re-do it. The fade shade I wasn't totally fond of, but I could fix that I imagine by choosing a different shade - maybe medium brown or grey.

The fading aside - I love the product, and it's probably enough to give up the salon tinting to do it at home instead. I get a nice tidy brow each day without fumbling with pencil and other products. I can do it at night and have lovely brows ready in the morning! I really like it and will continue use.

Tips: Leave it on a good 40 minutes or so for a good starting point with the tint as the fade happens quickly

Take care with cleansing and try and avoid brows so they don't fade too much - I imagine a gentler cleanser than what I use would help with slowing fade

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Update:I ran out of product, so used 1-2 times a week it seemed to last just under 8 weeks.At about the 8 week mark I noticed the product got a little gluggy & hard to use. I've since repurchased Grey Brown, no salon tinting at al l-I love it

There’s a lot of product in the tube so assuming every 2-3 days you reapply you should get maybe 4-6 weeks, at a guess. I’m going to keep applying every 2-3 days till empty and post an update with how long the tube lasts!

That's a great recommendation if it can replace salon tinting. How long would one tube last do you think?

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5.0/5
18th February, 2014 at 8:15 pm
Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask Review
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Must buy!

I’ve been using this mask 3-4 times a week for the last month – This is the first cycle EVER where I’ve not had awful skin (hormonal breakouts are the bane of my life!). So yeah, to say this stuff works is an absolute understatement!

I mix it up with apple cider vinegar, which turns it into a mousse like paste. Not going to lie, all you are going to smell is vinegar! If you are using vinegar, don’t use anything metal to mix – I use an old spatula, which works well to smooth out any pockets of dry clay. The instructions overestimate the amount you need, if you load heaps on it’ll drop off as soon as you move once it’s dried. It dries very tight, as in you will struggle to talk. That may or may not be a con for you, but I don’t mind it. I haven’t had an issue with redness on my face, but my neck/chest always looks angry after. This subsides within 10 minutes.

Here’s the downside… It’s messy to take off. Best to remove either in the shower or the bath, where you can contain the mess. For the sake of the plumbing I would STRONGLY suggest putting muslin cloth over the drain to catch as much as you can… it’s clay after all, so can build up in your drains.

But the upside... Clear, happy skin!

Tips: Buy from iHerb, so cheap! If using regularly, be mindful that clay in drains isn't a good thing.

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Great review!! I love this mask - thanks for the tip re. The cloth over the drain - I never thought about that but will be doing that from now on

I also have dry skin Kellie, and no problems for me either :-)

More iHerb goodness! Thanks for letting me know - I'm going to up my maskage :)

I'm prone to dry skin (albeit not on my face so much) due to eczema, but no issues with dryness. Have been using a chemical exfoliant in the last week too, which I recommend using straight after the mask. (Red Stridex box from iHerb :) )

Have you had any troubles with dryness using it so often? I really want to use it more than once a week but a lot of the reviews I've read have said using it often caused overly dry skin. Great review btw :)

Overall rating:
5.0/5
4th February, 2018 at 11:59 pm
Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater Review
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My All Time Favourite!

I cannot praise this product enough!!! I use this everyday and it is the best thing I have ever done. It is a reasonably affordable product, costing only $18 at Mecca, which I really like. It also makes my skin feel so so smooth after applying it, which is a great base for foundation and other make up product. I Spray the product all over my face after washing it to tone my skin before moisturizing. Ever since I have started using this product, my skin has become way more glowy and healthy looking. This product reallly brings out a nice natural glow from your skin. I use this as a primer before make up, and a setting spray afterwards. It makes my skin look so so smooth and leaves me with a flawless finish, which I have never ever gotten before using this product. It also soaks in really quickly so you don't spend ages waiting for it to soak in before starting your make up. This product smells so good and it does not affect sensitive skin as well, adding to the other great attributes I would 100% recommend this to anyone, it has done a truly amazing job for me.

Tips: Use before moisturizer, It helps it soak in better.

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On this review alone I sent hubby into Mecca and bought this today... already love it!! Thank you!

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3.7/5
4th February, 2018 at 10:30 pm
Benefit BADgal Bang Review
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Mystery Mascara - Review

I was super excited when I saw the invite to this trial in my inbox and I immediately accepted the invite. Not knowing the brand or price of the mascara takes away the bias that we all have while trying out cosmetics - but I still can't wait to find out what brand this mascara is from! The mascara came in a mysterious black tube, but what I really want to talk about is the wand. The wand is plastic, quite long and tapers a bit to the end with lots of bristles. It is also VERY bendy - I'm not quite sure how this could be helpful in mascara application, but it still applies fine. I personally prefer plastic wands so I was very happy when I saw the wand.

The consistency of this mascara is quite wet, and I had to wipe the excess off the brush before applying as it can become quite thick/clumpy otherwise. It also took a while to dry - I sneezed about 3-5 minutes after applying it and it got all under my eyes and on my eyelids. But it left my lashes so long and lifted even when I didn't use a curler, which was very impressive! They also weren't heavy or sticky which are things I hate in mascaras. However, I found that after a few hours of wear there was a bit of smudging at the corners of my eyes and on my eyelids - I have quite oily skin and eyelids, so this wasn't surprising, however it would have been nice if it didn't smudge of course. It still wore nicely and my lashes looked the same as they did when I first applied it at the end of the day, and despite this mascara claiming to be water resistant I didn't find it hard to remove with micellar water at the end of the day.

I really liked the effect this gave my lashes, however I have found other mascaras before that give a similar effect and don't transfer with my oily lids/face. I will still be using it, hopefully I can figure out a way for it to not smudge, as I quite like the wand aside from its bendyness. I can't wait to find out what brand this mascara is from and how much it costs! If you're looking for a mascara that lengthens and lifts your lashes without being heavy or sticky, this is the mascara for you (unless you have oily skin maybe)! I really enjoyed this mystery trial even though the product didn't workout as well as it could have for me, so thanks BR!

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Thank you, I will have to do some research and testing and if I find a way to prevent it from happening I will let you know! :)

Great review - thank you - my biggest problem with most mascara's I try is the mascara transferring to my eyelids before I've even left the house..will be interested to hear if you find a way around that!

Thanks Maree :)

Sounds amazing! great review eringracem

Overall rating:
5.0/5
27th January, 2018 at 12:08 pm
Mita TanglePRO Review
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Awesome TanglePRO

I was a bit dubious when I first received it as the bristles aren't as long as a lot of brushes and I didn't think it would get through my 10 year olds thick hair, but it proved me wrong. My 3 girl's love it. It's the first brush that they haven't complained about or told me off because it hurt. My 3 year old twins are already fighting over who gets to use it and we have only had it for 2 days. Miss 10 loved it because it brushed her thick hair faster than any other brush we have used and it doesn't pull and hurt on knots.

I used it on my wet hair and liked it but wasn't overly impressed. It took a bit off work to get my knots out (shoulder length hair) but I'll keep using it and see if things improve.

Would definitely recommend for children, the colour is perfect for girls off all ages. Handle is nice and easy to grip to.

Tips: Not really, just use more on wet hair to get used to it.

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Thanks for a great review - my little girl is 3yrs and has amazing long ringlet hair, but the tugs and knots make brushing it painful for everyone involved. I think I'll buy this brush and see if it helps us too! She's also a big pink fan

Overall rating:
4.3/5
5th January, 2018 at 3:40 pm
L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Laser x3  - Intensive Anti-Ageing Regime Review
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My skin liked these products!

Prior to this review I had used the serum before, but none of the others.... I changed completely from my usual routine

Serum: The first morning and night I put this on I got a very slight tingling to it. It went on very smooth and my skin felt fantastic. Over time my complexion has definitely brightened and looks clearer with use. I LOVED the previous serum and this one doesn't disappoint either.

Eye-cream: I love the applicator. I've had another brand of eye cream with the same applicator and I love it. It feels cool on the eye area. The actual tube it’s in is quite firm and I felt I had to squeeze well and truly to get product to the applicator and sometimes I'd then have too much product - so recommend storing the tube on its lid on sloped towards the lid to have the product waiting when you squeeze. Eye area wrinkles and puffiness aren't a big problem area for me, but it was a lovely product on and certainly made the eye area feel moisturised and soft.

Day Cream: this one was a problem for me - it goes on lovely, and is super nourishing, and you definitely don't have dry skin, but it felt greasy and extra shiny..... and that was fine except when it came time for makeup, and using a BB cream rather than foundation I found the BB cream slid around my face and caked in places - I'd have to use my fingers to smooth it out and powder to de-shine me.... The BB cream is a separate dilemma for me so maybe a different one would work better for me - but it was probably my biggest issue with the products for this review

Night Cream - YES! A nourishing night cream/mask that my skin LOVED! IT is heavy, but it is a mask, but with that it is super nourishing and from Day 1 I woke up with lovely baby soft skin, that with time looked smoother and clearer (likely a combo of serum and the cream! With having the night mask in my routine, I found I was less critical of the dryness of my skin during the day which was a big flaw in my previous routine as I always felt dry and aged by the end of the day - obviously I didn't have the right night product until now. I really like this night cream and will keep it in my routine.

I enjoyed all of these products - some more than others. The night cream was probably the big win for me in helping with my on-going dry skin – it turned around my skin very quickly. My skin overall has a much better texture and is super soft. Without makeup, it looks brighter. I'd possibly switch out the day cream for another, it just left me feeling to shiny/greasy - but I didn't feel I had dry skin end of the day so it certainly does its job.

I will say re. packaging that the day and night cream containers are so heavy! I dropped one into the porcelain sink and thankfully it didn't break and the sink lived too, but I was worried! Very attractive looking packaging etc. though. Have always liked the serum pump bottle.

If you are particularly bothered by dry, ageing skin I think these products are a great regime to change that!

Tips: Store the eye cream on the lid or sloped so the product is in the lid when you use it.

Give the Day cream some reasonable time to soak in - I'd do my skincare then go and get dressed etc. and maybe dry off my hair before doing makeup to let it really soak in.

The serum is a Must-Have in any regime. I've always liked that product and it's got great ingredients to keep your skin looking fresh and bright and it lasts a surprisingly long time!

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That's true - the humidity/heat has probably been a bit of a factor - I did just this week switch to the Chi Chi BB cream raved about on here and it worked much better with the day cream

I have the same issue with the day cream but only since the weather got hotter!