Estee Lauder Perfectionist Youth Infusing Makeup

When it comes to the foundation department, we all know that Estee Lauder does one of the best foundation in terms of delivering great coverage (DoubleWear!) so when they recently launched the Estee Lauder Perfectionist Youth Infusing Makeup, the first thought came to mind was, will the coverage be good?


This foundation promises to firm, brighten and hydrate skin whilst providing medium to full coverage.

To be honest, this came in handy to put to test because recently I have just gotten back on the pills and is still suffering from all the hormonal breakout episodes. As a result, I’ve been testing heaps of concealers and foundations to hopefully help conceal all the scarring and redness all over my face.


Packaging wise, this liquid foundation comes in a glass pump bottle packaging. Making it sturdy and easy to use but would be quite heavy for travelling so definitely need to depot this.

Texture wise, it is easy to smooth on skin with fingers and I find it can be quite streaky if applied with a foundation brush. So my recommendation is to apply this with fingers and blend/dab and smooth over skin. It sets pretty quickly without the need of powder as this is an oil-free formula that provides skin hydration and infused with Perfectionist serum formula that helps to nourish, reduce the look of lines and brightens skin.

There are a total of 16 shades to choose from and I am using #1N1 Ivory Nude which is a yellow toned light ivory shade. I find the shade sits well on my skin and doesn’t oxidise but coverage wise I’ll say this is sheer to medium as I find it quite efficient at evening out my skin tone but when it comes to redness, acne scarring and the likes, I still need a high performance concealer to cover those spots.

In case you are wondering, I am in love with Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place High Cover Concealer which also have SPF 30+ in it.


Once applied, I find that this foundation blends into my skin colour naturally however, it isn’t the best at oil controlling, so I find myself definitely need to blot and dab a layer of powder to help combat the oiliness (I have super oily skin by the way). Apart from that, I find this foundation perfect for those who have semi-good skin as this foundation does a great job at evening out basic skin tone concern and best of all it doesn’t smudge/oxidise.

Available in Estee Lauder counters now 


Everloc Solutions Hair Straightener Holder

For those who are unaware, EVERLOC is an Australian designed brand specialising with their powerful suction accessories.


Today, I will be reviewing the Everloc Hair Straightener Holder. It is a clever and elegant looking holder that helps to store your hair straightener or tong neatly and conveniently. There are also options for hair dryer, shaver and make up kit as well as shower toiletries in the range to choose from.

Best of all no screws required, so no drilling, no damaging of the wall, renters rejoice! Even though we own our own property now but I really hate drilling and putting holes in the wall, what if I don’t like it and change my mind later? During our minor renovation previously, it was such a pain to fill all the holes on the wall and painting over it. So less damages to the walls and holes the better in my opinion.


Especially if you curl or straighten your hair on a daily basis, you would hate to having to find a spot to cool your hot straightener and trying to balance it on vanity surfaces and so on. The Everloc Hair Straightener Holder is designed to store and hold onto your hot straightener/tong conveniently.

The patented dual action suction system also allows for the Everloc accessories to be installed very easily and can hold weight up to 15kg, making all our lives that much more easier!

RRP AUD$34.95
Available in counters now 


Chanel Le Vernis in #623 Mirabella


From their vibrant Spring collection, Chanel released collector’s worthy shades of pink, coral and orange. Today I will be reviewing Mirabella.


#623 Mirabella is a bright orangey shade that is fun and surprisingly it also helps to brighten my skin colour.


As always, the formula is beautiful and two careful thin coats is all I need for an even and beautiful pigmented finish. The longevity is quite impressive with Mirabella as it lasted a good 5-6 days of wear with no chipping.

Mirabella is definitely a must have colour as it is a brilliant orange shade to have that isn’t too shouty and in your face but still pretty and on trend for bright digits.

Available in Chanel counters now 


As its name suggest, this is an anti-ageing serum from Jurlique that focuses in firming and tightening of skin.


From the Jurlique Purely Age-Defying collection, this serum is packed with Active-Firm complex to not only help to rejuvenate face but also helps to smooth out visible lines and wrinkles.

Designed for those who experience loss of firmness, skin elasticity, uneven skin tone and showing signs of ageing (fine lines and wrinkles). All you need is pump two pumps of the serum onto palm, warm it up  between palms and massage all over face, neck & décolletage.


This helps with thorough absorption and help promote circulation to skin. Whilst I don’t have major sagging issue, I have to admit I have started to incorporate anti ageing skincare into my routine. Mostly in the form of serum layering, one for my skin concern (hydration, brightening, anti-acne, etc) and one anti ageing serum and this fits right into the bill to help take care of first sign of ageing and help to prevent pre-mature ageing for me.

The scent is quite soothing and it helps with keeping my skin hydration level up all day long with no signs of dryness or dullness. Texture wise, it absorbs into skin quite quickly without leaving my skin too greasy looking either.

If you are in the market for an anti ageing skincare, this is a good one to start with.

Available in counters now


La Roche Posay Redermic R & Effaclar Duo


Ah everyone’s favourite French skincare brand is back with a new anti-aging treatment product Redermic[R] focused in treating fine lines and wrinkles.

With just 0.1% concentration of Pure Retinol, this serum is okay to use day and night daily all over face under a moisturiser and of course sunscreen during the day. As this serum only contains 0.1% Pure Retinol, I am surprised that it doesn’t leave me with any irritation even upon first application. No redness, peely or dry skin in sight either.


Texture wise, this serum is very lightweight and velvety to smooth over skin. It doesn’t leave any greasy after feel and the finish is luminous and evened out.

Containing 0.3% Lipo-Hydroxy Acid [LHA], this serum helps to exfoliate skin surface whilst penetrating the Retinol Booster Complex [Retinyl Linoleate + Adenosine] into skin with enhanced retinol delivery minus the discomfort that common retinol products comes with.

Redermic [R] is recommended daily use to help prevent signs of aging and premature aging. Due to its lower concentrate of Retinol; this serum is great for both entry level and those who want results with low tolerance with active ingredients.

Alternatively, you can also team up Redermic [R] and Effaclar Duo and use both combo day and night for both anti ageing and problem skin sorted all at one go.

 Redermic [R] RRP $59.95
Effaclar Duo RRP $27.95


Lady Jayne Limited Edition Sports Luxe Collection


In celebrating Lady Jayne’s 86 years in market, this S/S14 Lady Jayne released the limited edition Sports Luxe collection. They even custom made a sports tee for me with my name and number on it. It is white and gold, so pretty too!


When it comes to daily work wear or casual wear I tend to lean more towards the blacks, greys and whites but when it comes to active wear, I am all for colours. Bring on the purples, pinks, orange, gold and neons.

Which is why when I saw the Lady Jayne Sports Luxe collection, I feel instantly in love. How can you not? Glad to see that hair ties don’t have to be boring dull colours with pops of fuchsia, navy, gold and white. They look not only stylish but practical as well.

Cool huh?

Pony Snap $7.99
Hair Bracelets $6.99
Elastic Ball Hair Ties $9.99
Sport Elastics $6.99
Hair Necklace $7.99
Laser Flaxi Band $7.99
Bobby Pins $6.99
All products are now available on counters 

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Almond is well-known for its ability to soften skin. L’OCCITANE has harnessed the exceptional toning power of almond from the south of France and integrated it in body treatments and toiletries that are both deliciously tempting and wonderfully effective. Skin looks and feels more smoothed and toned.


From their Almond collection, I will be reviewing the Firming and Beautifying Supple Skin Oil and Firming and Smoothing Milk Concentrate today.


L’Occitane Firming and Beautifying Supple Skin Oil

When it comes to hydration, I am not oppose to body oil because I shower in the evenings and I love a good thick layer of hydration to keep my skin soft and supple for the day. This skin oil is formulated with more than 50% of almond oil which is really lightweight and absorbs onto skin speedily. It also contains omega 6 and camelina oil for instant dry skin relief.

After application, my skin feel nourished, softer and firmer to touch with a satiny finish. It is also great for those who want to tighten and firm up skin as it contains silicium which helps with promoting skin support tissue synthesis and also to repair the hydro-lipidic barrier for skin to firm up.

If you are pregnant, this oil is safe to use and this body oil also helps to avoid stretch marks by daily application.


L’Occitane Firming and Smoothing Milk Concentrate

For those who are not a fan of oil (silly you!), there is also a Milk Concentrate formula which is creamy and comes in a jar. The texture is creamy yet lightweight and gives skin a silky skin finish without leaving a greasy residue. Skin feels satiny-smooth and leaves skin with a fresh almond scent.

As always massage from bottom to top in circular motion focusing in areas like thighs, stomach and bust for firming and toning these areas. I find that if you shave, apply some milk concentrate over skin helps to sooth and calm skin too.

All products are available in L’Occitane counters now 


Thalgo Reviving Marine Mist


When it comes to mists we all know the French know what they are doing with mostly French brands dominating this category. Today, I will be reviewing the Reviving Marine Mist from Thalgo, a French brand that has been around for some 40 years. Renowned for their work and research in Marine Intelligence, Thalgo has been one of those companies that as long discovered and focused in marine and algae way before it became an “IT” ingredient.

So if the heater and the dry air is creating havoc to your skin, here’s a sure fire way to give dehydration the boot.


After cleansing and toning, spray a thin layer all over face (keep your eyes and mouth closed). Leave this on for one minute, so whilst you are waiting for it to sink in, maybe comb your hair, and get changed in the meantime. Next, gently pat skin dry with a tissue or like me I’d always just massage the remainder into my skin and follow with my serum and eye cream steps.

I find that by doing this step, it helps for better absorption with my serum and moisturiser. My skin feels more hydrated throughout the day as my makeup do not dry up or appear blotchy towards the end of a long day.

Reason why Thalgo Reviving Marine Mist is better than your average thermal water mist is because it not only helps to hydrate skin but it also contains Sepitonic (assist cellular renewal) and Undaria Pinnatifida (oxygenating properties). Whilst this is leaning more towards the pricier end, I couldn’t be happier with the change to my skin this has helped improved especially during winter.

Available via AdoreBeauty now




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