Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Myer My Beauty Book

Receive a bonus Marc Jacobs pouch when you purchase any Marc Jacobs fragrance 50ml or more.

Receive a bonus Natio gift (choice between Aromatherapy or Ageless gift) when you spend $35 or more on Natio products.

Receive a bonus 'My Sweet Vanity' gift when you spend $39.95 or more on MOR products.

Myer My Beauty Book will launch in-store on Wednesday 27th February 2013 with the gorgeous Jennifer Hawkins on the cover, her look was created by Yves Saint Laurent. To view the Myer My Beauty Book online click here or to view the pdf version click here.

The Myer My Beauty Book features new beauty products in-store featuring the MAC Archie's Girls Collection, Giorgio Armani matte and redefined Lip Maestro and the most talked about Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Shine Lipsticks! There is a fantastic number of beauty gift with purchase offers from Marc Jacobs, Natio, MOR, Clinique and more!

Offers from the Myer My Beauty Book will be available from Wednesday 27th February until Sunday 17th March 2013 at Myer department stores nationally. 


xx Rose

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Clinique GWP at Myer

It's Clinique bonus time at Myer! With your Clinique purchase of A$60 or more pick up  your bonus 8 piece gift with purchase - this time round, the Clinique GWP includes a cute mini Chubby Stick in Mega Melon!

The Clinique GWP includes the following:

Youth Surge Day SPF15 Age Decelerating Moisturiser, 15ml
Youth Surge Night Age Decelerating Moisturiser, 15ml
7 Day Scrub Cream Rinse Off Formula, 30ml
Take the Day Off Makeup Remover for Lids, Lashes and Lips, 50ml
Quick Liner for Eyes in Intense Black, 1.1g
Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturising Lip Colour Balm in Mega Melon, 1.2g
High Impact Mascara in Black, 3.5ml
Clinique Floral Pouch

Offer available at Myer department stores between 24th February and 10th March, 2013, or while stocks last.


xx Rose

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Aveeno Skin Relief Body Wash

Aveeno Skin Relief Body Wash (A$9.99/354ml) is a luscious creamy soap-free gel which moisturises dry, sensitive and eczema prone skin whilst it cleans.  The body wash is made from colloidal oatmeal and menthol ingredients to soothe the skin. Being fragrance-free, this body wash has a slight minty scent which is most likely due to the inclusion of menthol within the formula. All you need is just a dollop of the body wash onto a shower sponge and clean away. One of the great things about this body wash is that my skin loves this as it is so gentle, nourishing and calming; I experienced no skin irritations whatsoever. Also, the body wash doesn't just slip off my skin and run straight down the drain, instead it lathers up nicely and allows time for me to massage my body. I really enjoy using Aveeno Skin Relief Body Wash as it is a really great body wash for those with sensitive skin and it’s available in a huge bottle an affordable price tag too.

Do you have sensitive skin? 
Which skin care products do you use to relief dry and sensitive 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 Aveeno and did not receive remuneration to post this product review. 

Monday, 18 February 2013

Aveeno Intense Relief Hand Cream

My hands tend to lose their moisture from environmental elements, day to day activities and even whilst washing my hands at the tap. My skin tends to feel dry and irritated unless I use hand cream to lock in the moisture. Lately, I’ve been trialing Aveeno Intense Relief Hand Cream (A$9.99/100g) which aims to provide all day moisture and is in particularly an excellent hand cream for dry and sensitive skin.

Aveeno Intense Relief Hand Cream contains Silicone to nourish, Colloidal Oatmeal to hydrate and Petrolatum to create a barrier to lock in the moisture and prevent the hands from becoming dry and chapped. I enjoy using this hand cream is the formula is lightweight, absorbs well and doesn't leave a greasy layer to my hands. Once the formula is absorbed into my skin it leaves my hands feeling comfortable, moisturised and matte. The formula offers 24 hour moisturisation, however, my hands dry up so easily, so I tend to reach out for this hand cream regularly - up to three times a day. Overall, I’m very happy with the results as Aveeno Intense Relief Hand Cream has been very effective to relief my dry skin by providing adequate moisture and hydration. 

Do your hands dry up constantly? 
Which hand products have you been using?

xx Rose

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

Sunday, 17 February 2013

NEW: Clinique High Impact Waterproof Mascara

Clinique High Impact Waterproof Mascara (A$38) launches in Australia today and this mascara is not just any ordinary waterproof mascara! Taking on board award winning Clinique High Impact Mascara, which is a cult favourite, Clinique developed the new High Impact Waterproof Mascara formula which offers dramatic lashes that lasts all day through humid/wet weather, tears or extreme workouts. Clinique High Impact Waterproof Mascara also provides volume and length to achieve dramatic wide eyes, while conditioning the lashes to make them appear lush and soft. The brush is made from solid and stiff fibres to help separate the lashes and the mascara formula contains a water repellent agent which provides even coating across the lashes and prevents transfer or even panda eyes.  

Are you excited about the launch of Clinique High Impact Waterproof Mascara?

xx Rose 

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion

A few weeks ago I was introduced to Aveeno which is a natural and organic skincare brand that caters for people with sensitive and dry skin. Recently, I've been using Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion (A$12.99/354ml; A$9.99/225ml) which aims to intensively moisturise, relieve and protect dry, chapped and windburned skin. Daily Moisturising Lotion is dermatologist recommended and formulated with natural colloidal oatmeal to nourish the skin. 

Aveeno - 'The natural properties of colloidal oatmeal (oatmeal that is milled to an ultra fine powder) are known for their ability to hold in moisture and relieve dry, sensitive skin. AVEENO® uses the whole kernel finely ground to retain the value of its entire composition. Natural proteins form a protective barrier from external elements locking in moisture for healthy, soft, hydrated skin.'

Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion is housed in a sturdy bottle with a pump to hygienically and easily dispense the product. Despite being fragrance free, upon very close inspection of the lotion, the lotion evokes quite a subtle sweet sugary scent. I would assume the scent is derived from one of the core ingredients. I could only sense the sweet notes while smelling the lotion right up close to my nose. The sweet scent reminds me of marzipan and almond cake! I actually really like this scent, though after applying the lotion to my body I could no longer sense the sweet scent.

Daily Moisturising lotion feels very moisturising, it's lightweight and absorbs quickly. Although the lotion absorbs quickly, I feel as if the lotion locks in the added moisture to my skin to hydrate and nourish for hours afterwards. The lotion is very gentle to my skin and my skin feels comfortable after lathering the lotion onto my skin. My skin feels soft and smooth without feeling greasy at all. The bottle is also huge, so I'm sure that this bottle will last me through the next few months.

Have you used Aveeno skin care products before?

xx Rose

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

Friday, 15 February 2013

The Sanctuary Spa Therapist's Secret Facial Oil

The luxurious unctuous consistency of Sanctuary Spa Therapist’s Secret Facial Oil has gotten me addicted! Therapist’s Secret Facial Oil is one of Sanctuary Spa’s secret step in a spa facial as this super food for skin works well to replenish the skin’s natural oil content and also provides skin rejuvenation.

Sanctuary Spa Therapist’s Secret Facial Oil is one that smooths and nourishes the dry patches along my cheeks. Credit goes out to the concoction of pure oils, Sunflower, Jojoba and Wheatgerm Oil, known to be rich in Vitamin E which aids skin hydration. The formula also contains Rosehip seed oil, one of my favourite healing ingredients, which helps to rebuild and strengthen the skin while Precious Rose and Frankincense both soothe and calm the skin.

It feels amazing when I gently tap a few drops onto my skin after serum or even alone. It takes a few minutes of gentle tapping and massaging to ensure the Facial Oil is evenly distributed and completely absorbed into the skin. The Facial Oil is housed in a simplistic glass bottle that makes it very easy to determine how much product is left and also the glass dropper appears to be more elongated than most other facial oils, so ensures neat application and easy handling. For me, it’s a wonderful therapeutic night treatment so that I could admire my glowing skin in the morning!

Which facial oils are you currently loving?

xx Rose

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

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Happy Valentine's Day with a Sweet Message!

I spotted these delectable Cherry Ripe bars at the local supermarket during the weekend. My Valentine will surely see one of these bars in his bundle of surprises!

Happy Valentine's Day!

xx Rose

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

GIVEAWAY: Physicians Formula Skin Care Collection

Physicians Formula has developed for the first time the clinically-tested, cosmeceutical skin care line! The three skin care collections are aimed towards three skin concerns: Aging, Moisture Balance and Sensitivity & Redness. Each skin care collection offers solution-based regimens featuring 3 simple steps: cleanse, moisturise and treat.

Thanks to Physicians Formula, I am giving away three products from the Physicians Formula Aging collection to one of my lucky readers! The prize includes a Dark Spot Corrector & Skin Brightener, Deep Wrinkle Corrector Day & Night Cream and Firming & Lifting Booster, valued at A$90.

The products in the Physicians Formula Aging collection includes the following:

Wrinkle Corrector & Firming Cleanser (A$29.99): a rich cream which aims to remove both makeup and impurities while smoothing, firming and protecting skin’s moisture barrier. This cleans also aims to leave the skin clean, smooth and moisturised.

Wrinkle Corrector & Firming Moisturiser SPF15 (A$29.99): The moisturiser instantly enhances skin’s firmness, hydration and also radiance. The formula also contains SPF15 to protect the skin from UVA/UVB rays while decelerating the aging process. The moisturiser is lightweight and helps to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Deep Wrinkle Corrector Day & Night Cream (A$29.99): This day and night cream is rich in texture and works to encourage the skin’s cycle of repair and cell renewal. This cream also strengthen’s skin and protects collagen, which is the key protein which maintains firm skin.

Intensive Wrinkle Corrector Eye Cream (A$29.99): This eye cream targets fine lines and wrinkles to reduce their appearance on the eye area. The cream helps to boost moisture, elasticity and firmess to improve the appearance of crow’s feet and puffiness.

Dark Spot Corrector & Skin Brightener (A$29.99): This rich serum targets signs of uneven skin tone and helps to reduce the appearance of dark spots derived from sun damage, dark patches and skin stresses. The formula contains anti-oxidants to reduce the appearance of uneven skintone and pigment formation.

Firming & Lifting Booster (A$29.99): This skin firming serum helps to improve medium to deep wrinkles and fine lines. The serum delivers moisture to help plump the skin and reduce the appearance of sagging skin. 

To enter my giveaway, just wait for the Rafflecopter widget to load and follow the prompts. Giveaway is open from 13th February 2013 until 1st March 2013 11:59PM AEST. Open to Australian residents only.

Good luck!

xx Rose

Monday, 11 February 2013

Lancôme GWP at David Jones

Lancôme at David Jones are currently offering a gift with purchase when you spend $75 or more. This nine-piece beauty bonus includes the following:

Galatée Confort Cleanser, 50ml
Tonique Confort Toner, 50ml
Travel-sized Color Design Eyeshadow Quad
La vie est belle EDP (recently launched), 4ml
Éclat Mirale Complexion Illuminator, 7ml
Bi-Facil eye makeup remover, 30ml
Elegant Lancôme Pouch

Plus you can personalise your gift with a skincare night and eye cream duo from either the Hydra Zen, Renergie or Absolue Range.

This offer is available until 3rd March 2013 or until stocks last. See Lancôme's Facebook page here for more information.


xx Rose

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Jurlique Citrus Purifying Mist

Jurlique Citrus Purifying Mist (A$48.99/100ml) is one of my all-time favourite skincare products! This refreshing facial toner is a clarifying mist which is infused with Witch Hazel, Marshmallow and essential oils of Tangerine and Lemon to purify and energise the complexion. The mist also contains Glycerin, Aloe Vera, Vitamins E, C and grapefruit seed to soothe and hydrate the skin. The ingredients formulated  in Citrus Purifying Mist aims to balances oiliness and provides natural antioxidant protection. My skintype is combination/oily, so I was recommended the Citrus Purifying Mist to help prevent my shiny T-ozone from appearing partway through the day.

The Citrus Purifying Mist is packaged in a frosted, durable glass bottle with a pump atomiser to disperse the mist. The mist spreads just about right onto my face without making my skin feel too wet. The mist absorbed pretty quickly and I don't end up with any droplets on my skin. The mist can be used as a toner straight after cleansing the skin and/or to set makeup. I always use this mist as a toner after cleansing my skin in the morning and night. My twice-a-day skincare regime with Citrus Purifying Mist has helped to calm and soften my complexion. My skin feels a lot relaxed and also luxurious! The scent is very citrusy from the Lemon and Tangerine components, however, the scent disappears within a matter of seconds after application. 

I love the way Citrus Purifying Mist makes my skin feels and especially enjoyed using this mist during the summer to balance my skin complexion. The scent is just absolutely divine - it will surely remind me of the fun summer times I've had so far!

Have you tried any mists by Jurlique? Which hydrating mists do you love using during summer time?

xx Rose

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

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

David Jones Beauty Book 2013

It's that time of the year again and David Jones has just released their bootylicious Beauty Book filled with new beauty products on counter such as the Burberry Beauty Spring Summer Runway Collection, Chanel Printemps Precieux Chanel Collection, MAC Making Pretty Collection, Giorgio Armani Matte Lacquer Lip Maestro and Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Shine plus many more beauty bonuses! Oh, and make sure you check out the David Jones Deluxe Sampler Tote filled to the brim with 10 beauty products!

To access the beauty book online click here


xx Rose

Monday, 4 February 2013

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Eyeliner Trio

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Eyeliner Trio for Brown Eyes (L) and Blue Eyes (R).
Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Eyeliner Trio (A$24.95/set) contains three waterproof and pigmented eyeliner shades to define and enhance the eyes. The range is available in three different sets to compliment Brown Eyes, Blue Eyes and Green Eyes.

These automatic eyeliner pencils are super thin and slender, so they do not take up much space in my makeup bag. Just pop off the cap, twist up the eyeliner and apply away! I also just realised that these eyeliner pencils also come with an in-built sharpener on the other end, so if you need precision, you could always sharpen the tip of the eyeliner to line the inner rim of the eyes. I typically use the sharpener on the darker eyeliner shades more often than the coloured shades.

Blue Eyes (top) and Brown Eyes (bottom) set.
Blue Eyes set:
'Dramatic' Black - a charcoal black with subtle blue shimmers
'Playful' Brown - a metallic golden bronze
'Natural' Blue - an intense midnight blue with a hint of blue shimmers

Brown Eyes set:
'Dramatic' Black - a deep black matte
'Playful' Purple - a vibrant matte purple
'Natural' Brown - a dark chocolate brown

Brown Eyes (L) and Blue Eyes (R) set.
The shades of these eyeliners are just gorgeous and the longevity is just brilliant! These eyeliners glide on so smoothly and are pigmented to the point where I didn't need to re-apply - just one stroke provided intense colour. The only exception was for the two black shades, which I found were not as pigmented as the coloured shades. The black eyeliners lean more towards charcoal or a soft black shade. Although some of the eyeliners appear to contain shimmers in them, I didn't really notice the shimmers from a short distance or while looking in the mirror. These eyeliners are long-wearing and surprisingly they did not smudge at all. I usually wear the brown and purple shades for everyday wear as these shades make my eyes pop. Through the times that I was teary, the eyeliner did not smudge. So, if you are a regular gym junkie, you wouldn't need to worry about smudging or fading after a gym session. To remove, I apply cleansing oil onto a cotton pad and gently wipe away. The quality of these eyeliners are definitely impressive and to receive three eyeliners for A$24.95, I would call this set a worthy purchase!

Have you tried Physicians Formula Eyeliners before?

xx Rose

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

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Estee Lauder GWP at David Jones

It's the last month of the Summer season and Estee Lauder has just started their GWP offer at David Jones. There are two skincare kits to choose from and each kit contains four deluxe samples:

Lifting Essentials: Advanced Night Repair 7ml, Resilience Lift Creme SPF 15 15ml, Resilience Lift Eye Creme 5ml, Perfectly Clean Cleanser 30ml


Protection Essentials: Advanced Night Repair 7ml, DayWear Creme SPF 15 15ml, Advanced Night Repair Eye 5ml, Perfectly Clean Cleanser 30ml.

In addition, you will also receive full-sized and deluxe-sized products from the Deluxe Colour Collection: Full-size Pure Color Lipstick in Rose Tea, Full-size Deluxe Pure Color Gloss in Mod Poppy, Travel-size Sumptuous Extreme Mascara in Black, Estee Lauder Signature Cosmetics Bag.

Gift with purchase offer is available at David Jones department stores between Sunday 3rd to Sunday 17th February 2013, while stocks last.

For more information please see Estee Lauder's Facbook page here.


xx Rose

Friday, 1 February 2013

Dermalogica Price Harmonisation

The amazing people at Dermalogica have just announced that from the 1st February, 2013 Dermalogica will be reducing its Australian recommended retail prices by an average of 20%! Dermalogica Cleansers, Moisturisers, Masques, Concentrated Boosters, Eye Treatments, Body Therapy, Daily Groomers, Skin Kits and Travel Kits and products from the Age Smart, ChromaWhite TRx and mediBac Clearing and Shave skin systems are all reduced for good!

Suzette Cassie, General Manager Dermalogica Australia – ‘Many people are seeking cheaper product online, often from unknown sources. This is a huge risk for consumers as they are not protected if the product is expired, faulty or if they develop a reaction.’

Here is a list of some of Dermalogica’s popular products:

PreCleanse (150ml) is now A$51 (was A$65.50)

Special Cleansing Gel (500ml) is now A$69 (was A$89)

Multi-Active Toner (250ml) is now A$46 (was A$51)

Gentle Cream Exfoliant (75ml) is now A$53 (was A$67.50)

Skin Prep Scrub (75ml) is now A$46.50 (was A$51)

Daily Microfoliant (75g) is now A$69 (was A$83.50)

Daily Resurfacer (35 pouches) is now A$93.50 (was A$118)

Solar Defense Booster SPF50 (50ml) is now A$60 (was A$63)

Intensive Moisture Balance (50ml) is now A$57.50 (was A$70)

Skin Hydrating Masque (75ml) is now A$55 (was A$61.50)

Skin Refining Masque (75ml) is now A$55 (was A$59)

Skin Hydrating Booster (30ml) is now A$77 (was A$100)

Soothing Eye Make-Up Remover (118ml) is now A$36 (was A$48.50)

UltraCalming Cleanser (500ml) is now A$69 (was A$87)

AGE Smart Skin Resurfacing Cleanser (150ml) is now A$55 (was A$70)

Multivitamin Thermafoliant (75ml) is now A$71.50 (was A$90)

ChromaWhite TRx Tri-Active Cleaner (150ml) is now A$56 (was A$80)

mediBac Clearing Oil Free Matte SPF30 (50ml) is now A$60 (was A$68.50)

Sheer Tint SPF20/Cover Tint SPF20 (40ml) are now A$60 (was A$77/74)

Shave Clean Bar (142g) is now A$29 (was A$39)

Shave Daily Clean Scrub (120ml) is now A$35 (was A$42)

Exfoliating Body Scrub (150g) is now A$48 (was A$53)

Skin Kit AGE Smart is now A$71.50 each (was A$90 each)

Skin Kit mediBac Clearing is now A$57.50 each (was A$68 each)

Skin Kit ChromaWhite TRx is now A$258.50 each (was A$311 each)

Skin Kits Dry/Normal Dry/Normal Oily/Oily is now A$50.50 each (was A$68 each)

If you have any queries with regards to the drop in Dermalogica product pricing, just comment below.

xx Rose

December/January Empties

TONI&GUY Dry Shampoo (reviewed here) -  The only dry shampoo I've tried that does not leave any white residues!  

Nutrimetics Nutri-Rich Foaming Bath Oil with Apricot Kernel Oil (reviewed here) - I love the nourishing benefits of Apricot Kernel Oil! Makes my skin feel smooth and moisturised and it has such an amazing invigorating scent! 

Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF35 (reviewed here) - I love the high SPF and light/medium finish Bobbi Brown's new BB cream has to offer. Bobbi Brown BB Cream conceals small imperfections and is perfect to use for a natural everyday look. Definitely going to repurchase this little beauty!

Nivea Sensitive Protect Roll-on Deodorant (reviewed here) - Nivea's range of sensitive protect deodorants are absolutely gentle and non-irritating. 

Kiko Cosmetics Mat Base Corrector Primer (reviewed here) - For a quick drying face base, Kiko's  Primer is the one that leaves my skin prepped and ready for foundation and makeup application. If only Kiko products were sold in Australia. You will know where I will be heading if I travel back to Europe!

Organix Hydrating Macadamia Oil Intensive Moisture Mask (reviewed here) - This Organix hair mask is infused with macadamia oil, sugar cane extract and bamboo extract to nourish and hydrate my hair. I only need to use this mask once a week to keep my hair well hydrated and moisturised.

L'Occitane Hand Cream (reviewed here) - These purse-sized L'Occitane hand creams always come in handy when I'm on the go! 

Sally Hansen Healthy Cuticles - Housed in a neat little jar, Sally Hansen's cuticle cream is full of nourishing ingredients such as vitamins and soy proteins which leave my cuticles looking soft, supple and healthy.

Have you used up any beauty products during the summer holiday?

xx Rose