Sunday, 29 April 2012

NOTD: Essie Nail Colour in Apertif

Essie Apertif
Essie nail colour in Apertif is THE PERFECT classic red for nails! I keep staring at my nails as Apertif simply flattering and stunning.  The formula is relatively runny, but it has a pretty good consistency to give a smooth and glossy finish upon application.  One generous coat of Apertif gives my nails a completely opaque look. Apertif on my nails in the above doesn't show its true colour as the photo just doesn't do it justice. Apertif appears more towards red/orange in the photo, however, it is a true bold cherry red shade. If you're looking for an elegant classical red nail colour then Apertif is the one for you.

Do you love wearing red on your nails? What do you think about the shade Apertif?

xx Rose

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Lancôme Rouge in Love Lipcolour in Corail in Love

Lancôme Rouge in Love Lipcolour launched recently in Australia and has become one of Lancôme's best-selling and longest wearing lip product to date. I was so excited to hear about the launch of Rouge in Love as it has been awhile since Lancôme introduced a whole new range of vibrant lipcolours.

Rouge in Love is a luxurious brand new formula which features 'high potency lipcolor, 6 hour wear and featherlight'.

Rouge in Love is a collection of 21 lust-worthy lipsticks categorised into 3 moods which are identified by a letter shown in brackets:

Jolis Matins (M): Neutral and soft shades, perfect for everyday wear
Boudoir Time (B): Pop and vibrant shades, for a night out with the gals
Tonight is My Night (N): Intense and deep shades, to last all night under the moonlight

I had fallen in love with packaging of Rouge in Love when my eyes met the pretty sleek silver casing of the lipstick with the words 'Rouge IN LOVE' inscribed on the cap and surrounded by a basic and elegant looking silver frame. The Lancôme signature rose is embossed on the top of the cap and the base of the lipstick has the word Lancôme written across. The packaging is basic yet it does have intricate detail when looked at closely.

Lancôme Rouge in Love in '322M Corail in Love'
Removing the sleek cap of the lipstick revealed the shade Corail in Love (322M), which is a stunning soft pink coral colour. The tube appears to be more coral-red than coral-pink, however, on the lips the pinky shade is more noticeable.

The scent of the Rouge in Love lipstick formula has a pleasant and subtle rose fragrance which I love. However, the scent is only noticeable when the lipstick is held up close to my nose. During application, the lipstick seems scent-free.

Rouge in Love combines the characteristics of lipstick and lipbalm to give lips full and intensely coloured lips with good moisturisation that could be provided by a lipbalm. The formula glides on smooth and one swipe is perfect to achieve a nice layer of lipcolour. I always apply two swipes and use the tip of my fingers to achieve a slightly matte-finish. The colour is wearable, buildable and PIGMENTED! The lipcolour formulation feels very comfortable as it really is featherlight which is surprising for a lipcolour which provides such intense colour. 

Lancôme claims that the wear-time of Rouge in Love is 6 hours, however, this was not true for me. The longevity was relatively good, with the intense colour lasting up to about 3 hours and then my lips were left with a pretty stain for another 2 hours before I would do a full re-application. I love the fact that this lipstick stains my lips and make them look great from AM to PM. I had initially swatched my arm with Corail in Love and it took quite awhile just to remove the distinct stain!

I have relatively dry lips, so conditioning my lips is a must before applying any gloss/lipstick. In my opinion, Rouge in Love worn alone does feel very moisturising and my lips remain hydrated for longer than most other lipsticks I have use. The long lasting moisturisation and longevity of Rouge in Love lipcolour formulas make this an ideal lipstick during the cooler seasons. 

Rouge in Love is really mind blowing as I have not used any lipstick with 'staining properties' of this quality before. The great texture, excellent moisturising properties and very good staying power places this lipstick on top of my sky high lipstick collection! I will definitely look into other shades in the range!

What do you think of the shade Corail in Love? Do you have Rouge in Love in your lipstick stash? Which shade would you recommend?

xx Rose

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

April Bellabox: Be Fashion Foward with Bellabox!

My Bellabox box arrived a few days ago and the theme of the Bellabox April edition is 'Be Fashion Forward with Bellabox'! The theme is to follow the lead up to the 2012 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, with the first official runway show to take place on Monday 30th April.

This month Bellabox has gone back to their original hard cardboard box, so the calico drawstring bag which contained the March Bellabox samples must have been a one off. I don't mind the original box, though I do hope they bring out those cute drawstring bags in future. 

A couple of weeks ago, Bellabox opened their doors to popular beauty brand BeneFit Cosmetics. Being a huge fan of BeneFit Cosmetics I was very excited to hear the news and was anticipating a sample of their new Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow foundation which launched recently. Well, indeed I was right and I received a deluxe miniature of their most talked about foundation which hasn't even launched on counters (in Australia that is) yet!

April Bellabox 2012
Ulta3 nail color in Bellabox's signature colour 'Jade'  (full size A$2)
OP therapy body hydration with Emu Oil (full size 75mL A$19.95)
Hollywood Feet Heel Cushions (A$9.95/2 pairs)
Benefit hello flawless foundation, sample size 5mL in 'Petal' worth $9 (full size 30mL A$55)
pureDKNY Verbena purse spray vial 1.5mL worth $4 (30mL A$80)
Comvita Olive White Moisturiser, Serum and Facial Exfoliant satchet samples (1.5 ml each)

April Bellabox Total worth ~A$45

BeneFit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation in Petal
I honestly have not tried any BeneFit Cosmetics liquid foundations in the past, so I was quite excited to test drive Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow which is packaged in this cute little miniature of the actual full size bottle. The foundation is a brightening oil-free makeup product which contains SPF25 PA+++ and that is super duper great as the sun factor is higher than most other foundations I have used. The shade Petal is yellow based and it is the 2nd lightest of the 9 shades available in the range. The consistency is very thin, however, it surprisingly provided full coverage with a nice smooth and matte finish. This is definitely the type of foundation that suits my combination/oily skin type and I will definitely purchase this in the near future!
Ulta3 Nail Colour in Jade
Ulta3 Nail Colours are probably the cheapest nail polish I have ever seen on the market! The metallic sheen of Jade isn't really a shade that I would wear alone, as I would rather use this shade when I am feeling artistic and want to do nail art.

pureDKNY Verbena
PureDKNY Verbene is a very fresh and light fragrance with top notes honeysuckle, peony, jasmine petals, with white amber, sea moss, and vetiver to balance the scent. The scent is relatively overwhelming, however, the scent does fade after a few minutes leaving behind a floral/sweet scent which lingers during the day. The scent is quit lovely!

OP Therapy Body Hydrator with Emu Oil
OP Therapy is a completely new brand to me, so I am glad that Bellabox has introduced this brand to me. I also have not tried any products containing Emu Oil, so I was intrigued to see how this Body Hydrator goes. The texture of OP Therapy Body Hydrator is almost similar to that of soft serve ice-cream! However, the consistency is much lighter and more along the lines of mousse. The body cream was very easy to apply and does not leave any visible marks, instead it absorbed relatively quickly leaving my skin feeling smooth and lovely. My only dislike for this product is the unpleasant scent which is quite strong considering the body cream is unscented. The scent must be from the core ingredient, Emu Oil. The nature of the scent was a huge let down as the texture of the cream was lovely when applied.

Hollywood Feet Heel Cushions
Hollywood Feet Heel Cushions are relatively smaller in comparison to the 'Party Feet' heel cushions that I have use previously. Though these Heel Cushions would still be put to great use for those long nights out under the city lights!

The April edition of my Bellabox also included 3 sachet samples of Comvita's Olive White skincare range. I would assume these are a bonus as Bellabox normally includes 5 deluxe samples to their boxes.

Overall, I am pleased with the products included in the April Edition of my Bellabox as the products included are products that I would use. I am especially happy to receive a miniature of BeneFit Cosmetics Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow foundation and glad to see that this foundation could be my Holy Grail foundation! Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow will be available on counter 25th April 2012, so I highly recommend checking out the range of shades and texture of this little beauty!

What did you receive in your April Bellabox?

xx Rose

Saturday, 21 April 2012

L'Occitane Cherry Princess GWP

To celebrate the launch of the new and limited edition L'Occitane Cherry Princess Collection, L'Occitane boutiques and online stores are offering a fabulous Cherry Princess gift with purchase. Spend $80 or more on L'Occitane products, one being a product from the Cherry Princess, Cherry Blossom, Pivoine Floral (Peony), Fleur Cherie or Rose collection and receive your bonus three piece gift containing the following:

Limited Edition Cherry Princess Pouch
Cherry Princess Silky Body Gel 75mL
Cherry Princess Pearlescent Shower Cream 75mL

Offer is available until stocks last!


xx Rose

Thursday, 19 April 2012

L'Occitane Cherry Princess Collection

 The newest addition to L'Occitane is the Cherry Princess (in French it is termed Cerisier Princesse)  limited edition collection. The new cherry collection comes in at perfect timing for Mother's Day! The pretty floral red and pink design combined with the fruity and floral scents of the products in the collection will surely put a smile on Mum's face. 

The Cherry Princess Collection was inspired by French Princess Hortense de Beauharnais, (the daughter of Empress Josephine) who had a porcelain complexion, blue eyes and long golden hair, and would often blush when she received a compliment. Her natural beauty reflects that of a graceful cherry tree sitting on top of a hill in Provence with delicate small pure white petals and sweet lush vibrant fruits.

L'Occitane- 'A floral and fruity fragrance that blends the juicy scents of cherries with a delicate floral softness'. 

L'Occitane Cherry Princess Collection
  L'Occitane Cherry Princess collection features Cherry Princess EDT (50ml A$52), Silky Body Gel (250mL A$35), Pearlescent Shower Cream (250mL A$28), Solid Perfume (10g A$16) and of course the all-time popular Hand Cream (30mL A$12)!! The hand creams are my favourite as they are enriched with nourishing Shea Butter which melts onto the skin leaving them feeling all soft, supple, nourished and nicely scented!

I have here two products from the Cherry Princess Collection- Cherry Princess EDT and Silky Body Gel. The packaging is just oh so feminine and beautiful with cherry blossoms embossed on the glass EDT perfume and durable plastic bottle of the Silky Body Gel. The cherry blossoms embossed on the bottles really do add that touch of elegance. I currently have the two products sitting on my dresser table and they do stand out amongst the rest!

L'Occitane Cheery Princess EDT
L'Occitane Cherry Princess EDT is a lovely, soft and subtle fruity cherry and floral scent which has attracted my senses as I have a strong likely for floral scents. The top notes of the perfume are cherry extract, lemon and grapefruit and after a while I noticed a subtle lingering floral blossom aroma. The zesty fruit extracts add a hint of sweetness, however, the floral component still dominates. I must put emphasis that the scent is very delicate and not as near overpowering. I'm not a huge fan of strong EDT/EDP scents, so Cherry Princess EDT definitely suits my style.

L'Occitane Cherry Princess Silky Body Gel
L'Occitane Silky Body Gel is a luxury to use as the scent of Cherry Princess is really delightful. The Cherry Princess scent again is subtle and applying Silky Body Gel onto my skin makes the scent last longer. Not only is the scent just divine, but Silky Body Gel keeps my skin hydrated against the harsh elements during this Autumn season. My skin feels matte after a few seconds and very smooth and soft to touch. The texture is not thick as I thought it would be as most body lotions I have used tend to be a little thick and icky. Silky Body Gel is lightweight and has a nice thin consistency to easily apply onto the skin.

The collection is limited edition, so be sure to check out the collection before they become sold out!

Which floral scents are your all-time favourite?

 xx Rose

Products were provided for consideration only. This review is 100% based on my own thoughts and opinions. I am not affiliated with L'Occitane and did not receive remuneration to post this product review. 

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Review: Lanolips Lemonaid Lip Aid and Lip Ointment with Colour

A few weeks ago,  I received a lovely package from Primped! I had no idea what it contained and to my surprise there was a pair of Lanolips products for me to try as part of their loyalty program. I received the Lanolips Lemonaid Lip Aid and the famous Lip Ointment with Colour and SPF.

Lanolips was created by Kirsten Carriol who spent her childhood in a sheep farm in Lucindale, South Australia. She was inspired by the natural substance called lanolin which is a natural moisturising wonder that can be obtained from freshly shorn sheep's wool. From there on, she created an all natural lanolin lip ointment. So here I am today using the amazing moisturising properties of lanolin from my new Lanolips products.

Lanolips products are 100% natural and contains the core ingredient Ultra Pure Medical Grade Lanolin. Lanolips formulas contain no chemicals and additives.

Lanolips Lemonaid Lip Aid and Lip Ointment are both housed in a plastic tube with a twist top cap. The tube has no applicator, in fact, the tip is flat and not ideal to directly use the product straight from the tube. I had to resort to using a lip brush, which in the end wasn't much of a big deal as the lip brush helped to evenly distribute the product across my lips. The formula has a rich and creamy consistency and there is no stickiness at all! The texture is actually dense (more dense than Blistex Lip Conditioner) and I sometimes found it a little difficult to squeeze out some product, however, once applied to the lips it melts and leaves a protective layer on the lips. 

Lemonaid Lip Aid is a lip treatment which contains organic lemon oil to naturally exfoliate the lips. The formula contains 70% of the core lanolin ingredient. The scent is a delicious lemonaid scent, however, it does disappear within a few seconds after application. There are subtle shimmers and it leaves my lips looking soft, smooth and very glossy. This is a great lip treament product which I slather on to heal cracked, dry or damaged lips. The balm is so gentle that calms and soothes sore and damaged lips. 

Lanolips Lip Ointment is one of the most popular products from the Lanolips range. This lip ointment contains 60% ultra pure grade lanolin, colour, vitamin E and SPF15. There are five different shades available: Rhubarb, Rose, Apples, Sunshine and Dark Honey. I have the shade Rhubarb, which is a nice red shade that enhances the natural colour of my lips. I prefer to use Lanolips Lip Ointment over Lemonaid Lip Aid when I'm out of the house as it contains SPF15 to protect my lips from the sun and natural elements.  My lips stay well moisturised during the day whilst leaving my lips appear glossy but non-sticky. 

Lanolips are seriously worth its weight in gold! I enjoy the benefits of the ingredient lanolin and the fact that this balm is available for use in a variety of ways. When my lips are dry  requires natural exfoliation and healing I reach out for Lemonaid Lip Aid and when I'm on the go to work I use Lanolips Lip Ointment to keep my lips protected from the sun and looking glossed up in Rhubarb. 

Lanolips Lemonaid Lip Aid retails for A$15.95 (12.5 g) and Lanolips Lip Ointment retails for A$13.95 (12.5 g). Lanolips is available at David Jones and Myer department stores, Priceline, Terry White Chemists and selected pharmacies.
Have you tried Lanolip products before? Which Lanolips product would you recommend?

x Rose

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Skincare Regime with Sukin

Sukin is an Australian organic natural skincare brand and their products are free from nasty skin irritants: sulphates and parabens. Sukin products are suitable for all skin types and they are formulated using a concoction of effective and natural ingredients such as rose hip oil and aloe vera. On a side note, Sukin products will not break your budget! The Sukin trio pictured above, Foaming Facial Cleanser, Hydrating Mist Toner and Facial Moisturiser, retail for a measly A$9.95 each. 

Most other skincare products I own are housed in either opaque and/or glass packaging and my problem with these types of packaging is being unable to determine exactly how much product still remains and being extra careful not to smash glass onto the floor. Sukin products are housed in a hard plastic amber bottle which allows me to see how much product is left. The amber bottle is a clever idea as it protects light sensitive ingredients whilst maintaining the natural composition of the product and prevent the product from deteriorating. You will notice the '6M' icon in the above photo, which implies the product expires after 6 months from opening. 

 Sukin Foaming Facial Cleanser is a transparent gel cleanser which has a lovely botanical scent. The cleanser is formulated with chamomile, aloe vera, witch hazel and green tea as well as macadamia and primrose oils to purify and balance the skin. The cleanser is housed in a very handy narrow pump. I always use a little less than one pump for each use. The cleanser is suitable for my combination/oily skin as it gently cleanses my skin without stripping the natural essential oils of my skin. I was surprised the gel cleanser didn't lather up to a foam as it is called a 'Foaming Facial Cleanser' after all. Through my experience, the gel only slightly foamed up but not to a great extent. My skin feels refreshingly cleansed, soft and smooth and the botanical scent disappears after rinsing. Sukin Foaming Facial Cleanser helps to maintain my skin keeping it free from breakouts and maintaining the skins natural appearance.

There are many great uses for toning mists and these include balancing the pH of the skin, setting foundation/makeup or even a pick-me-up refresher at the end of a hard working day. Sukin Hydrating Mist Toner contains rosewater and chamomile to soothe and tone the skin and is free from alcohol and parabens. The Sukin Hydrating Mist Toner is very refreshing and there was no obvious scent as all, despite the presence of rosewater. I very much prefer toners with a subtle rosewater scent, however, for those who dislike scented toners this may be the one for you. The mist was not as fine as all other mists I have used in the past. I was quite disappointed about this as no matter how close or far the bottle is held from my face, I always ended up with small droplets along the sides of my skin. Hence, I only sometimes use this mist after cleansing and prior to moisturising and just use the tips of my fingers to gently tap the droplets and allow it to settle onto my skin to give a boost in hydration and balance. Since the mist is not as fine as I expected it to be, I've have also been using the mist on the neck and body to cool the skin and give a little pink-me-up refresher. Heading towards the cooler season, I would find use in this toner to hydrate the skin between cleansing and moistursing. In essence, Sukin Hydrating Mist Toner is suitable to hydrate the face by gently tapping onto the droplets dispensed and also great to cool and soothe the neck and body.

Sukin Facial Moisturiser is an opaque white cream with a very thin consistency. The Facial Moisturiser is packaged in a bottle with a convenient pump top. I am an avid user of gel moisturisers as they effectively cool and soothe my combination/oily skin whilst leaving it feel soft and smooth. I was a little hesitant to use Sukin Facial Moisturiser as I realised it is cream based. However, after reading the fact that Sukin Facial Moisturiser is composed of aloe vera, horsetail, nettle and burdock was such super intrigued to see how these ingredients work on my skin. There is also a presence of rose hip oil, a skin healing ingredient, and wheat germ, jojoba and avocado oil to promote healthy skin renewal and minimise the signs of aging. There are are so many organic ingredients formulated within this cleanser and this is how Sukin Facial Moisturiser is so unique. The botanical scent is very similar to the Foaming Facial Cleanser and it disappears a little while after application. The thin consistency of the moisturiser made it very easy to evenly distribute across the skin and left a very thin trail which absorbed through the skin within about 30 seconds. My skin felts smooth and hydrated, however, my skin did feel a little uncomfortable and congested. It may be the fact that my skin does not tolerate the cream texture as my skin has adapted to gel moisturisers. As part of trialling this moisturiser, I only continued using Facial Moisturiser once each night to determine how effective the ingredients were to my skin. Ultimately, my skin appears healthy, clear and seemed to maintain this state during the time of using Facial Moisturiser. The ingredients of rose hip oil, jojoba and avocado oils and aloe vera are one of the many ingredients which helped to maintain my skin and keep breakouts at bay. Despite my skin felling a little congested, I am happy that this moisturiser did good to my skin! 

Do you strictly stand by organic and natural skincare products? Which skincare brands do you love?

xx Rose

Products were provided for consideration only. This review is 100% based on my own thoughts and opinions. I am not affiliated with Sukin Organics and did not receive remuneration to post this product review.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Review: Pevonia Botanica Ligne Myoxy-Caviar

If you are a regular of in-spa treatments, then luxury skincare brand Pevonia Botanica would instantly spark up in your mind. Pevonia Botanica was initally available at exclusive spas and over recent years the high quality product range by Pevonia Botanica is now available to shop at their online store (

Pevonia Botanica Ligne Myoxy-Caviar is an exquisitely luscious hand and foot cream formulated using a concoction of Caviar, Marine Collagen, Retinol, Vitamins A & E and Shea Butter (my utmost favourite skincare ingredient!). The name of the product Pevonia Botanica Ligne Myoxy-Caviar sounds just as divine as the rich ingredients it contains.

Packaged in a silicone-like tube, I found that it was very easy to dispense small amounts of the cream at a time. The caviar is a white opaque and lightweight formula which penetrates incredibly fast after massaging onto the hands and feet. My skin feels smooth and supply and I feel like I’m being pampered as if I was being treated at a spa! 

The scent is no ordinary scent, instead it is a very soothing and delightful scent. The scent invokes a sumptuous and invigorating aroma which is very unique and comforting. The beauty of using Pevonia Botanica Ligne Myoxy-Caviar is quite lovely as my hands and feet feel hydrated, nourished and relaxed. This caviar is definitely a luxury hand and foot cream which contains nourishing ingredients which my hands and feet have been thirsty for!

Pevonia Botanica Ligne Myoxy-Caviar is available at exclusive spas and online and retails for A$90 (50ml).

 Which hand and/or foot products are your go-to solution for de-hydrated skin?

xx Rose

Product was provided for consideration only. This review is 100% based on my own thoughts and opinions. I am not affiliated with Pevonia Botanica and did not receive remuneration to post this product review.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Review: Bobbi Brown Marrakesh Chic Collection Rich Color Eye Shadow

This Autumn, Bobbi Brown has launched the new Marrakesh Chic Collection in Australia with new and limited edition shades of smoky and shimmery eye shadows and berry lip colours which were inspired by her trip to Morocco, capturing the beautiful rich colours and bohemian vibe of the country. 

Bobbi Brown- ‘A few years ago, I travelled to Morocco with my husband for our anniversary. It was an amazing trip and I was inspired by so much that I saw there, especially the rich, earthy colors that dominated the cityscapes and the rural vistas that we travelled through. As soon as I got home I started developing ideas for a seasonal collection featuring a new eye shadow, based on what I had seen and experienced there.’ 

The Marrakesh Chic Collection features 4 new lip color shades: Creamy Lip Color in Pale Plum (soft rose), Rich Lip Color in Desert Rose (heather rose), Lip Color in Desert Plum (rich berry, limited edition) and Metallic Lip Color in Violet Glaze (bright pink orchid, limited edition) and 8 new and limited edition Rich Color Eye Shadows in Rich Slate (deep silver grey), Pink Silk (heather pink), Wine (brown plum), Rich Kashmir (slate brown),  Coffee Bean (rich brown), Royale (rich purple), Desert Lily (light violet) and Sand Dune (pale silver grey).

Top L-R: Wine, Rich Kashmir, Rich Slate, Coffee Bean Bottom
L-R: Desert Lily, Sand Dune, Pink Silk, Royale 

Bobbi Brown eye shadows have always enthralled me with their wide variety of shades and finishes that I was utterly amazed that they released the Rich Color Eye Shadow with a new eye shadow formula. The formula of these new eye shadows is a hybrid powder-to-cream eye shadow which gives a sheer wash of intense color and a satin finish. These eye shadows have been claimed to maintain their color intensity and last for 12 hours. 

I have the Rich Color Eye Shadow in Sand Dune, one of the lighter and common base shades in the range, and I am seriously impressed with this eye shadow! The formulation is unique and the quality and overall staying-power is fantastic! Sand Dune is an intensely pigmented oyster grey shade which applies on smooth and gives a beautiful shimmery silky satin finish. I sometimes apply Sand Dune to the inner corners of my eyes, along the lower lash line or as an all-over eye shadow. Sand Dune is a versatile shade that it compliments almost all other eye shadows I own to create a gorgeous smoky eye. I have worn this eye shadow a few times for up to 10 hours and at the end of the day there were no signs of creasing or smudging. The eye shadow just stays put, didn’t budge nor fade/smear.

Bobbi Brown Rich Color Eye Shadow has a unique formula which provides a beautiful and long lasting finish with outstanding results. The Rich Color Eye Shadow line is limited edition and I really hope this new formula will be seen again in future with a wider range of shades available.   

Bobbi Brown Rich Color Eye Shadow retails for A$48, Creamy Lip Color, Rich Lip Color, Lip Color and Metallic Lip Color retails for A$44. The Marrakesh Chic Collection is available online and on counters.

What are your thoughts on the new Marrakesh Chic Collection? Which Rich Color eye shadow shade would you love to try?

xx Rose

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Event: UP LATE on James St to Celebrate Marie Claire 200th Edition Magazine

Last Thursday I attended to the most talked about Up Late event on James St., Fortitude Valley, to celebrate Marie Claire's 200th edition magazine. I had an amazing time shopping through Brisbane's most popular fashion precinct whilst keeping an eye out for Marie Clarie editor Jackie Frank. I was either too late or too early to have sadly missed her at the event, so that was such a bummer!

The music was pumping in every direction, stores were filled with fashion savvy shoppers, special promotions were on offer in each store and did I mention the bubbles, cupcakes and goody bags?! 

I didn't take as many photos as I wanted as each store I went into was crowded and there was just a lot of excitement going on. However, I did manage to take a few window displays which I captured during the night.

Easton Pearson

Mod's Hair
Did you attend the Up Late event on James St. to celebrate Marie Claire's special 200th edition magazine?

xx Rose

Review: Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk

I'm not so much of a morning person and I really don't have any time to the things I wish I could do before work such as going for a morning power walk, indulge in a bowl of corn flakes & strawberries, consume pieces of fruit and a enjoy a little tub of yoghurt. So basically, to avoid running late for work I walk out the door with an Up&Go in hand whilst travelling to work. However, there isn't so much that I can do with minimising the time it takes for me to blow dry my hair, spritzing some hydrating mist and applying a hair serum to ensure my hair stays smooth, shiny and smelling great throughout the day. 

It wasn't until recently, I discovered  Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk, which is a great little product that keeps my hair looking and feeling clean. Dry shampoo is ideal for people like me, who don't have a lot of time on their hands and need a quick fix product to clean their hair. Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo effectively cleanses my hair due to the absorbent particles it contains which binds onto sebum and becomes easily removed by brushing the hair. The oat milk extract is a protective and softening ingredient which is a great bonus. 

I spray the dry shampoo approx. 30cm from the hair and lightly brush my fingers through my hair to distribute the dry shampoo right through to the roots. The mist is very fine and you will notice a white powdery mist which disappears when in contact with the hair. The scent is very light and delightful and does not leave any form of scent lingering after application. The dry shampoo is very gentle and did not irritate my scalp. My hair looks very fresh and there is no evidence of greasy or oily hair! 

Besides from finding Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo convenient for use in the mornings, I find the travel sized version very handy for my gym bag! It's a great product to transform oily hair to squeaky clean hair! If you haven't used dry shampoo before, I would highly reccomend giving it a go as it really is a super handy product!

Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk is available in two sizes 50ml (A$8.95) and 150ml (A$16.95). 

Are you usually running late in the morning to attend work/school? What are your 'quick fix' beauty products to help you save time?

xx Rose

Monday, 2 April 2012

Estee Lauder GWP at Myer

Estee Lauder at Myer has just started their gift with purchase offer! Receive your 9 piece bonus with your Estee Lauder purchase of $70 or more at Myer.  

You can select your skincare set from 'Protection Essentials' (includes DayWear moisturiser and Even Skintone Illuminator) or 'Anti-Wrinkle Essentials' (including Time Zone moisturiser and Perfectionist) then add the following Estee Lauder skincare, makeup and frangrance favourites: Take It Away Total Makeup Remover, Cleanser, Pure Color lipstick in Crystal Baby, Pure Color gloss, Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara in Black and Beautiful Eau de Toilette.

Offer is only available at Myer between Monday April 2 to Sunday April 22 2012.


xx Rose