Wednesday, 23 July 2014

How to Look Fresh and Healthy When You're Sick

I don't know about you guys, but when I'm sick the last thing I want to do is sit around putting on a full face of makeup! Don't get me wrong, when I'm at 100% I find it really enjoyable and somewhat relaxing to do my daily makeup, but when I'm sick or tired all I want to do is lay in bed and watch YouTube all day. Unfortunately we all have times when we have to face the world even if we're feeling less than spectacular. Today's video is a makeup routine I've worked out which makes me look a million times better than I did when I reluctantly rolled out of bed. It freshens up my complexion, makes me look more rested and most importantly is super quick and easy to achieve!

Hope you guys enjoy the video! Let me know what your sick day makeup routine involves or if you have any tips!

Sunday, 20 July 2014

What I'm Listening To [2]

I first heard about Mavis when Sammi from Beauty Crush mentioned them in one of her recent videos and I've been OBSESSED ever since. I love their sound, which I guess I'd describe as being alt. rock, although that's a very broad genre! Give them a listen and let me know what you think!

Don't forget to let me know what you've been listening to recently.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Milk & Co. Face Cleanser Review

I recently started using the Milk & Co. Face Cleanser* and have been testing it out for almost two weeks. This cleanser is paraben free made from 95% naturally derived ingredients which contain nutrients that are great for your skin. It's also made in Australia from 100% recyclable materials and it's not tested on animals (YAY!). I'm starting to use products with more natural ingredients as part of my skin care/hair care routine, so I was really interested in trying this cleanser out.

I've found that this cleanser is really gentle on my skin, while at the same time making it feel really deeply cleansed and fresh, I love using it in the mornings to help me wake up! It doesn't leave my skin feeling stripped or tight, which is nice because in winter my skin tends to be drier than usual. It's also great at removing make up, which saves so much time in my skin care routine! I've been using it on my Models Prefer cleansing brush and it foams up really nicely. It does have quite a strong fragrance, which is really fresh and reminds me of a lemonade icy pole, mixed with hibiscus (that's my best attempt at describing it!), something you might want to keep in mind if you have sensitive skin.

Overall, I've found this to be a really nice everyday cleanser and would definitely recommend trying it out, especially if you're trying to incorporate more natural products into your skin care routine. Milk & Co. can be found at selected Coles, Woolworths, Priceline and Terry White Pharmacies, Big W and Thomas Dux stores.

Have any of you tried this cleanser? Let me know your thoughts!

*This product was sent to me for review. 

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

DIY Coffee Body Scrub

Don't buy the Frank body scrub, make your own! This DIY scrub is super easy to make and only requires 4 ingredients. It leaves your skin feeling so silky and soft, oh and it smells delicious! Check out how I made it in the video below.

Let me know if you try it out!

Saturday, 12 July 2014

The New Suit

This lookbook from Nasty Gal puts a gorgeous, summery spin on traditional tailored suit pieces. I'm particularly loving the all white ensembles, which are so on-trend and absolutely perfect for the hotter months. Basically I'm just extremely jealous of all you northern hemisphere people at the moment, while I'm down here freezing in Australia. Pick up one of those beautiful cape blazers for me! You can check out all the pieces from the collection here.

Let me know what your favourite summer clothing trend is!