Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Jurlique Super Serums!

Do you incorporate serum into your daily skincare routine? 

Serum is one of the most important steps prior to applying a moisturiser to deliver essential nutrients and vitamins deep into the skin, while a moisturiser acts as a barrier to hydrate and protect the skin. Serums are a fantastic skincare formula that help to replenish all the nutrients and vitamins your skin needs to look and feel gorgeous! 

Jurlique recently launched some luxurious serums that I've been experimenting with and I have to say, I absolutely love the texture, consistency and results these serums offer! Today I will be reviewing the Herbal Recovery Advanced Eye Serum (A$58/15ml) and the Purely Age-Defying Firming and Tightening Serum (A$95/30ml).

The Jurlique Herbal Recovery skincare collection is my most favourite from the Jurlique line! I've used the Herbal Recovery Night Cream (reviewed here), Antioxidant Facial Oil (reviewed here) and Advanced Serum (reviewed here) in the past and these products worked very well to help make my skin appear softer, supple and wonderful! I was pretty excited when Jurlique launched the new Advanced Eye Serum as this product makes the Jurlique Herbal Recovery collection feel complete. The Advanced Eye Serum helps to reduce dark circles around the eye area, minimise signs of fatigue and alleviate dehydration, while replenishing the skin around the eye area to achieve radiant and brighter looking eyes!

The Herbal Recovery Advanced Eye Serum brings to light an ingredient called Naturevive PB18+ which is a complex that helps to deliver potent antioxidants and essential fatty acids to energise, revitalise and protect the skin around the delicate eye area. The formula is infused with Persian Silk Extract to assist in strengthening the skin cell capacity and act as a barrier to reflect environmental stressors, Wu-Zhu-Yu Extract to help boost the smoothness of skin, and Sacchromyces Cerevisiae to help reduce the appearance of dark circles around the eye area.

The Advanced Eye Serum is housed in a sleek-looking glass bottle with a pump to allow hygienic dispensing of the product. One pump produces a small pearl-sized amount of product that is sufficient to gently pat and massage onto the skin around the delicate eye area. The Advanced Eye Serum is a non-greasy formula which helps to nourish the skin while concentrating on reducing the appearance of dark circles and fine lines over continual usage. I've been using this eye serum as a daily night treatment and I have seen noticeable improvements in hydration and appearance over the space of 4 weeks. My dark circles appear less prominent and the skin around my eye area looks a lot more hydrated than it was before. I am very satisfied with the result of using Jurlique's Advanced Eye Serum and I would definitely recommend this beauty if you are in need of an eye cream that helps to re-energise and revitalize the skin around the eyes!

The Jurlique Purely Age-Defying Collection is aimed towards those who wish to minimise the appearance of wrinkles/fine lines, improve skin tightness and boost the smoothness of skin. The latest addition to the Jurlique Purely Age-Defying Collection is the Firming and Tightening Serum, which is a wrinkle smoothing concentrate. 

The Jurlique Purely Age-Defying Firming and Tightening Serum contains a new Active-Firm Complex comprised of a blend of botanicals such as Oat Kernel extract, Beech Tree Bud extract and Tapioca starch to improve the appearance of skin while providing intense hydration for healthy-looking skin!

My skin lacks the essential nutrients and skin smoothing components to make it appear youthful, so using a serum that helps to provide a boost in these ingredients and prolong the aging process is something that I've found in Jurlique's Purely Age-Defying Firming and Tightening Serum. The serum is housed in a very convenient glass bottle with a pump and two full pumps is adequate to apply a thin layer all over the face and neck. The consistency of this serum is very thin, which allows for a quick and easy application over the skin. The formula absorbs quite quickly and doesn't leave any traces of product or sticky residues. My skin feels nicely hydrated, though not sufficiently hydrated. So, applying a moisturiser after applying serum helps to lock in skin hydration. Although I haven't noticed any dramatic changes in my very fine lines, I have noticed that my skin looks and feels more plump and soft. With continual use of this facial serum, I sure do hope my skin remains youthful and appear more radiant!

Jurlique skincare products are all developed from natural and organic ingredients to compliment the skin, which is why it is important to ensure that you use their products before the expiry date printed on the base of each bottle. Natural-based formulas made by Jurlique have worked so well with my skin in the past, which is why Jurlique is one of my favourite skin care brands!

Have you tried any of these wonderful Jurlique Serums before?
Which serums are your most 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 Jurlique and did not receive remuneration to post this product review. 

Monday, 15 September 2014

Imperial Leather No 42 Rockpool + No 19 Citrus Grove + No 26 Summer Bliss

Imperial Leather Master Perfumers have just launched their brand new range of handwash and bodywash that have been formulated with a delicate mix of exotic and invigorating scents! Scent is a crucial characteristics in handwash and bodywash as it really does effect your mood and make you feel relaxed, content and stress-free. Well, to me that's how I usually feel! 

Psychologist Sabina Read explains, ''fragrance is commonly linked to our mood and behaviour via learned emotional responses associated with smells and past experiences. If we smell roses while visiting a sick loved one in hospital, the smell may evoke sadness or grief; however if we first smell roses after giving birth, we will most likely associate that smell with feelings of joy and love. Therefore fragrance plays a powerful role in mood and emotion across the lifespan.''

I love scents that are formulated with floral and plant extracts as it always reminds me of my favourite teas, which subsequently makes me feel soothed and relaxed on the inside. Furthermore, I also love fruity scents as it reminds me of all those times that I prepared crazy concoctions of fruit smoothies and salads during summer!

Imperial Leather have been around for over 70 years to give people a sense of happiness and luxury with the use of their wide-range of luxurious handwash and bodywash collections. The Imperial Leather range is categorised into five Imperial Leather fragrance families and these include: classic, floral, fruity, citrus and gourmet. These past few weeks, I've been loving and indulging in the Imperial Leather No 42 Rockpool and No 19 Citrus Grove handwashes (A$3.99/250ml pump pack, A$5.99/500ml refill pack) and the Imperial Leather No 26 Summer Bliss bodywash (A$6.49/500ml pump pack, A$8.99/1L refill pack). 

Imperial Leather No. 42 Rockpool Anti-bacterial Handwash features a luscious blend of Indian Lotus and Waterlily, and base notes of Iris, Musk and Spearmint flower, which invoke quite a decadent, bold and strong woody and floral fragrance. The bottle shown in the photo above is a huge 500ml refill bottle that can fill up 2 smaller pump bottles. The pump bottle on the right hand side is the Imperial Leather No.19 Citrus Grove Anti-bacterial Handwash that has a very citrusy scent made from Lemongrass and Ginger, and base notes of Orange, Red Berries, Peach, Jasmine and Amber extracts. My favourite between the two would be the citrus variation as it does leave me hands smelling citrus-fresh! The consistency is quite lovely as these handwashes gradually lather up from a gel to foam texture. Only a small dollop is sufficient to thoroughly cleanse my hands whilst leaving them feel moisturised.

Imperial Leather No.26 Summer Bliss Bodywash features a luscious blend of Mango Butter and Frangipani. This wonderful fruity and floral scent really does fell indulgent and soothes my senses whilst in the shower. This bodywash feels super creamy and luscious that it sits nicely against my skin whilst cleaning my skin with a loofah. My skin feels wonderfully soft, smooth and well hydrated. Plus, the scent lingers for a short while before it slowly dissipates.

Overall, the luscious and creamy texture of these handwashes and bodywashes are truly incredible! I love these divine and invigorating scents as they make me feel like I'm living in luxury! I love the fact that Imperial Leather have created an extensive range of handwashes and bodywashes so that you could try different scents and fragrances each time you need a refill. The only problem in this is deciding which scent to try out next!

Which scents would you love to sense in handwashes and bodywashes?

xx Rose 

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

Sunday, 7 September 2014

One Direction - That Moment EDP Fragrance

That Moment EDP (100ml) by One Direction
That Moment Eau de Parfum (A$39/30ml, A$59/50ml, A$79/100ml) by English-Irish boy band One Direction is the second fragrance that launched after their popular and very first fragrance 'Our Moment'. The scent 'Our Moment' was a huge success when it was launched in August 2013, so this year, One Direction decided to launch a special edition fragrance called 'That Moment'. The fragrance also coincides with One Direction's 2014 World Stadium Tour, 'Where We Are'.

Harry Styles - ''The response to Our Moment was amazing! We are so pleased that so many of our fans liked it so much. Some people have already been asking 'what's next', so we've created a new version of Our Moment that takes some of the original notes, like creamy musk and patchouli and combines them with new scents such as refreshing cucumber, green apple and violet. We hope you like it as much as we do.''

That Moment is housed in an alluring intricate baby pink glass bottle with an extravagant silver glass diamond crown lid. The bottle looks so beautiful and very girly, so it really does stand out from my other fragrance bottles sitting on my dresser. That Moment invokes a soft lingering scent with top notes of green apple, refreshing cucumber and sparkling tangerine, middle notes of delicate muguet, peony and violet and dry notes of patchouli, creamy musk and cedarwood. Although a soft and gentle scent, the lasting power goes through most of the day when sprayed to the hair, neck and wrists.

If you love fruity, floral and musk scents and have sensitive olfactory senses, then That Moment is definitely one to try out! 

That Moment is available at Amcal, Chemmart, Malouf, Priceline, Terry White Chemists and all good pharmacies and perfumeries.

Are you a fan of fruity, floral and musk based scents?

xx Rose

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

Friday, 5 September 2014

Revlon GWP at David Jones

Image source: David Jones
I've just received news in my inbox about the latest promotion by Revlon at David Jones in-store and online. Revlon are always so generous with their gift with purchase promotions! When you spend A$39.95 or more on Revlon products between the 29th of August until the 21st of September 2014, you will receive a fabulous 6-piece gift containing 5 full size products and a gorgeous clutch! Happy shopping ladies!

xx Rose

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Lady Jayne Tangleze

The latest innovative hairbrush to hit shelves this month is the new 'Tangleze' by Lady Jayne. Tangleze is an on-the-go detangling hairbrush that assists in the ease of brushing detangled hair. The Tangleze is a sleek-looking oval-shaped hairbrush with a hard-case lid, which makes it very compact and practical as a handbag-essential. In addition, due to it's lightweight body, the Tangleze hairbrush is a very convenient hair tool to bring along whilst traveling out and about. 

Brushing is made easy as the oval-shape of Tangleze fits perfectly in the palm of my hand to allow brushing with comfort and ease of control. The Tangleze can be used to detangle hair that is wet or dry. After towel drying my hair, I found that using the Tangleze made brushing through all the knots so easy with minimal breakage of hair! 

The bristles are made of sturdy plastic, so unlike most brushes, the Tangleze can help to detangle hair with its strong bristles. Due to the structure and nature of the bristles, the Tangleze is best used with a light hand to brush through the mid-length to ends of the hair. For very difficult knots, using swift and light brushing movements will help to gently detangle hair.

As you can see in the photos below, the Tangleze has dual-length bristles to help minimise any damage to hair, especially when you're trying to tackle knots that are difficult to breakthrough. The bristles are also distanced equally from one another, which helps to allow ease of brushing.

The compact, lightweight and very easy to use detangling Tangleze now sits comfortably in my day bag ready for any hair emergencies when I'm on-the-go!

Lady Jayne's Tangleze (A$12.99) is now available at Priceline, Big-W, Target, K-Mart and selected pharmacies nationwide. 

Have you tried using the new Tangleze before? 
Which detangling hair brushes have you used in the past?

xx Rose


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

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Violet Box (August 2014)

Receiving my monthly Violet Box beauty box subscription waiting for me on my doorstep always brings a smile to my dial as I always feel eager to discover new beauty products and brands. The August edition of Violet Box was presented in a sturdy white box with a black drawer, just like the July edition last month. I love the presentation of this drawer box as it looks very appealing and useful as a storage option for my on-going collection of beauty products! 

This months Violet box contained a fabulous selection of eye makeup, eyelash & eyebrow treatment, lipgloss, hand cream and body soap. There were 4 full-sized products and a deluxe sample of the hand cream that were beautifully wrapped in hot pink tissue paper with shredded purple paper. 

Foltene Eyelash & Eyebrow Treatment (A$20.95/10ml, full-sized product received) - I was intrigued when I saw an eyelash & eyebrow treatment by Italian brand Foltene, as I've never thought of trying to enhance the growth of the lashes and eyebrow. If you have thin and fragile eyelashes and eyebrows then this formula may assist to give you stronger, thicker and longer eyelashes and eyebrows. The core ingredient is Tricalgoxyl which is a common ingredient, used by expert scientists at Foltene Laboratories, that is used to prevent hair loss. The colorless formula is applied to the lashes/brows using the mascara wand and overtime the formula will help to encourage the growth and strengthen your lashes/brows. The scent of the formula is a tad overpowering for my liking, so if you have sensitive eyes, be sure to use this formula with caution.

Appelles Rosemary Body Bar Soap (A$5.95/100g, full-sized product received) - I love using bath and body products by Appelles as their products smell so divine and help to relax my body in luxury! I received a full sized Appelles Rosemary Body Bar Soap and the scent is utterly invigorating! This Appelles body bar soap is formulated with Australian essential oils, blue mallee eucalyptus, niaouli, rosemary and lemon myrtle. 

Camille Beckman Glycerine Hand Therapy (A$18.95/180ml, 7.1g sample sized received) - This sample pot of Camille Beckman Glycerine Hand Therapy is housed in a cute little black jar with a cute fabric peach coloured rose adorned on its lid. The light pink coloured hand cream smells a little overpowering for my liking, however, the consistency is just about right to hydrate and moisten my dry hands. This cute little pot looks so pretty on my dresser, so I'll be reaching out for this when my hands are in need of TLC!

Evelyn Iona Lipgloss (A$20.50, full-sized product received) - Evelyn Iona is a brand that originated in the United States. This lipgloss was received in the shade 'Val', which is a gorgeous nude colour gloss that is gluten-free, preservative-free and are not tested on animals. I love how the brand Evelyn Iona focuses highly on using natural ingredients and formulating their products in an animal-friendly way. This nude gloss would be great an an everyday lip shade that is hydrating with a smooth and glossy finish.

Be A Bombshell Eyeshadow Quad in the shade 'New York City' (A$22, full-sized product received) - This sassy eyeshadow quad comes with four sultry and sexy shades that will help to give you a dramatic smoky eye look on your night out! The shades are highly pigmented, though I would definitely suggest using an eye primer to prolong its longevity. The white, grey and dusty green shades have metallic finishes while the black shade is matte. 

These are swatches of the pretty nude lipgloss shade of 'Val' by Evelyn Iona and the eyeshadow swatches of Be A Bombshell Eyeshadow Quad in 'New York City. I am in love with the nude gloss as the texture is not too sticky and the formula feels very hydrating on my lips. The eyeshadow shades look so pretty as well, though they do lack staying-power. 

Overall, my August Violet Box was quite an interesting one with a generous selection of eye, lip, hand and body products. I will definitely continue using each and every one product in this months Violet Box!

Violet Box beauty subscriptions cost A$22.95/month, A$68/3 months, A$137/6 months or A$250/year and you will receive a surprise Violet Box containing 5-6 beauty treats (full/sample size) at your door step every month. For more information on Violet Box, please click here.

Which products in the August edition of Violet Box do you find most intriguing?

xx Rose

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