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Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide

Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide

Flawless Fluide is the newest addition to the Smooth Finish Collection by Laura Mercier, joining the much loved Smooth Finish Foundation Powder. Both foundations are ultra modern with cutting edge technology to deliver a light weight finish that blends seamlessly into your own complexion. You couldn’t ask for any more.

I was pleased to discover not only 24 shades in the collection, but also to see it broken down into undertones (cool, warm and neutral) and levels of shade intensity. It’s these little things that make all the difference when choosing foundations. A lot of big brands produce … Read More

Waterproof Makeup That Works All Year Round

Waterproof Makeup That Works All Year Round

Summer might be over but that doesn’t mean you should stop using waterproof makeup. You may not be going to the beach and swimming as much as you did during July, but we still need protection from wet weather. Plus, a waterproof formula helps to stop make-up meltdowns. If you use a non-waterproof formula and shed a few tears after smelling someone’s too strong perfume, you will end up with black smears running down your face which is not a good look. To help keep your make-up looking fresh in rain or shine, add these waterproof formulas to your make-up … Read More

QVS Cosmetic Accessories Essentials

QVS Cosmetic Accessories Essentials

The QVS (Quality Value Style) brand is the brainchild of designer Kate Deegan. It came into being back in 2004 as her response to a gap in the market for cosmetic accessories that were aesthetically appealing. Her QVS designs combine form, fashion and function. Perusing the QVS website the girlie girl in me was all a flutter at all the cute functional beauty tools the brand has to offer. I recently trialled three products from the brand: the Essential Cosmetic Tool Kit, the Glass Nail File and 3 Mini Nail Shapers; I essentially, was pleased with their performance.

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Avene XeraCalm AD Cream

Avene XeraCalm AD Cream

I suffer from the Atopic Syndrome – simply put it means that I suffer from Asthma, Eczema and Hay Fever, all together known as the Atopy Triad. It can be tricky finding products that don’t irritate the skin on some part of my anatomy. Some things agree with my face but irritate my hands and vice versa. Enter Eau Thermale Avene’s XeraCalm AD Cream. This cream can be used on both the body and face. It’s also gentle enough to be used on babies.

There are three products in the XeraCalm range: a balm, oil and the cream. I … Read More

Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips

Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips

I’ve used my fair share of nipple creams in the past, being a mother of two. Happily, I’m now passed that phase of motherhood. However, I was excited to try the cult beauty staple, Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips. The consistency is like a nipple balm but pleasantly softer than what I’ve used in the past. Since trialling Dr. Lipp’s Original Nipple Balm for Lips I can confidently pucker up, this balm is the business.

Believe the hype, Dr. Lipp’s Original Nipple Balm for Lips lives up to its beauty claims. I confess I’ve not tried it on … Read More

Homemade Face Masks

Homemade Face Masks

There’s one beauty thing we can all agree on: we all want perfect skin. We’ll spend money of every lotion and potion that promises to clear up spots, minimise wrinkles and make pores shrink. While the shops are stocked with a brilliant variety of skincare buys you can also find a number of products to improve your skin in a more unlikely place – your kitchen. Your pantry is probably already stocked with all of the ingredients you need to make an effective mask. Forget about going out to the store, and make your own mask instead with one of … Read More