Monday, 2 December 2013

NEW Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in Maiden

Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in Maiden (A$22/7ml) is an admirable warm peach that is part of Illamasqua's 2013 Christmas Collection. Maiden is a lovely simple everyday shade for those of you who love nude lip colours. The non-sticky formula appears quite opaque, however, it applies on semi-sheer to suit any kind of makeup look. The shade is more of a nude peach shade, so you could layer this shade over lipstick or apply the formula on its own. The scent of the formula is quite strong, though very pleasant - reminds me of those love heart candies! My scent does linger for a short while on my lips, so no one would think I've been consuming a bunch of lollies all day!

Do you love wearing coral/peach lip colour?

xx Rose

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

Sunday, 1 December 2013

NEW Philips VisaPure Facial Cleansing Brush + Giveaway!

The latest beauty gadget to launch in Australia is the Philips VisaPure daily facial cleansing brush (VisaPure A$199, replacement brush heads A$19.95)! The sleek slender pink exterior is absolutely gorgeous and I love how easy it is to handle this brush to cleanse my skin! I've always been intrigued about these facial cleansing brushes as there have been quite a few devices popping up here and there when the much raved about Clarisonic made extreme headlines in the beauty blogosphere. This is the first time I've used a facial cleansing brush and boy oh boy was I blown away!  

The Philips VisaPure works to cleanse and clarify the skin without stripping the the elasticity of skin. The VisaPure is cordless/wireless and you could use this cleansing brush in front of the sink, in the shower or in the bathtub. I prefer to use the VisaPure while in the shower. The The VisaPure accompanies two different types of brush heads to cater for sensitive (pink/white bristles) and normal (white bristles) skin types. The bristles of both brush heads are incredibly soft to touch and gentle to my skin! My skin is sensitive and using the brush head which caters for normal skin (white bristles) suits perfectly well. 

To use the VisaPure, just moisten the brush head with warm water and apply a liquid cleanser directly to the brush head. I've found that liquid cleansers, rather than foam cleanser, work best with the VisaPure as the spinning motion of the brush head works best to exfoliate rather than to allow foam cleansers to foam up. 

The VisaPure operates under two different cleansing speeds for either a gentle or deep cleanse. The VisaPure takes about 6 hours to fully charge and can operate for 30 minutes. There are three 20 second intervals in which the VisaPure operates with a 0.5 second break in between, so each cleansing session takes only 1 minute to accomplish. The three cycles of cleansing allows you to cleanse one cheek at a time followed by cleansing the T-zone. This is such a clever function, as you would be able to cleanse parts of the face evenly. To clean the brush head, just run warm water through the brush and then invert the VisaPure on its stand ready for the next use.

I've been using the VisaPure once daily (even though it is recommended for use twice daily) and my skin feels well exfoliated, smooth and thoroughly clarified. The VisaPure allows efficient cleansing to areas of the face which, such as the corners of my nose and along the forehead. I love how mess-free and simple the VisaPure is to operate and love that it helps to deeply cleanse my skin to effectively remove residues on my skin.

The lovely PR team at Philips have kindly offered me an additional Philips VisaPure to give away to one very lucky reader! To enter this giveaway, simply submit your entry in the Rafflecopter widget below. Giveaway is only open to Australian residents. Giveaway opens from 1st to 14th December 2013.

Do you use a facial cleansing brush to cleanse your 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 Philips and did not receive remuneration to post this product review.