Thursday, 23 October 2014

Impulse - Perfume in an Aerosol

Those were the days when I'd always carry a can of Impulse aerosol in my high-school bag! I'd always carry a can of Impulse with me to ensure that I'd have a pleasant scent lingering around me all day long! I've always been a huge fan of Impulse since I was a teen as I'd always feel confident everywhere I'd go and the variety of Impulse scents always smell naturally refreshing!

''Every woman can be impulsive. Impulse has been redesigned for everyday 'on-the-go use' by world-renowned fragrance experts. Get to know these light, delicious scents that you can spray whenever and wherever the mood strikes.''

This year, 2014, Impulse have launched an exciting range of Impulse Perfume in an Aerosol collection (A$4.99/75ml) featuring nine beautiful scents! You can view their range of scents by clicking on their webpage here. I have with me three of the nine scents and these are as follows:

Romantic Spark - with top notes of violet extracts and woody scents, Romantic Sparks is a lovely and pleasant fragrance that I'm sure all lovers of floral and woody scents will enjoy!

Merely Musk - top notes of lime and sandalwood combine to give you a clean and fresh scent!

Illusions - a fusion of rose extracts and sandalwood brings you the scent called Illusions that smells quite enchanting and reviving! 

Although all three scents are unique and pleasant, my favourite is the Romantic Spark variation! The intensities of the scents are somewhat strong, so you need to make sure that you allow some distance (~20cm) between the aerosol can and your body. The strong scent means that it does last during the entire day by leaving a subtle trail of fragrance and scents. 

Have you tried any of the new scents launched by Impulse?

xx Rose

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

Monday, 20 October 2014

The Sanctuary Spa 4 Day Moisture Oil Scrub

Now that winter is well gone, Spring has come to play and it's the perfect chance to rejuvenate skin that has lost it's moisture during the winter season. This is where The Sanctuary Spa has come to the rescue with the launch of their Body Oil Collection to ensure that your body looks and feels well hydrated and moisturised, so you could wear spring/summer clothes with confidence! The launch of The Sanctuary Spa's new and indulgent Body Oil Collection comes after the success of their skin boosting facial oils filled with the goodness of essential oils and vitamin E. I reviewed The Sanctuary Spa Therapist's Secret Facial Oil here and absolutely love how it made my skin feel revitalised and replenished!

The Sanctuary Spa Body Oil Collection features the following core ingredients: antioxidant gold of pleasure oil, omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin E. The products from this collection include the 2 Day Moisture Shower Gel (A$12.99/250ml), 4 Day Moisture Oil Scrub (A$17.99/150ml), 4 Day Moisture Oil Mist (A$12.99/150ml) and 5 Day Moisture Creamy Body Oil (A$12.99/250ml). These body products help to replenish and repair skin to leave it looking radiant, hydrated and soft to touch!

When I heard about the release of The Sanctuary Spa's Body Oil Collection, I jumped at the chance to try their new 4 Day Moisture Oil Scrub! I always feel at ease and relaxed when I pamper my skin with The Sanctuary Spa products, so the addition of the 4 Day Moisture Oil Scrub makes my showers a touch more pleasant! 

The 4 Day Moisture Oil Scrub is a refining body scrub that helps to exfoliate, smooth and polish the skin to leave it feeling soft, nourished and well hydrated. The scrub is made with a nourishing blend of organic olive oil, shea butter and antioxidising gold of pleasure oil with fine salt crystals. I've been using this scrub twice weekly whilst in the shower and I am totally obsessed with this 4 Day Moisture Oil Scrub! I love how the fine salt crystals in this scrub melts away on the surface of my skin and it feels very gentle when I'm exfoliating my elbows, knees and any other rough surfaces of skin on my body. The infusion of organic olive oil leaves my skin feeling very hydrated and moisturised that there is no need to apply a body lotion to soften and moisturise my skin.

 A little goes a long way, so I'll end up getting a lot of use and benefit from this 4 Day Moisture Oil Scrub over the Spring and Summer seasons!

Do you exfoliate your skin on a regular basis?
Have you ever used a body exfoliator that not only exfoliates your skin but also leaves your skin feeling hydrated?

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. 

Friday, 17 October 2014

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Colour in B Girl and Blacky O

Sally Hansen recently launched their innovative Miracle Gel Colour (A$16.95/14.7ml) nail collection featuring a hybrid lacquer/gel formula that delivers lasting gloss, shine and colour! Another key attribute of this new gel formula is that you could achieve long lasting colour without the need for a light source! Available in 18 gorgeous shades, all you need is a coat or two of Miracle Gel polish and then a single coat of Miracle Gel Top Coat to protect the colour surface of Miracle Gel polish. 
The two shades of Miracle Gel Colour that I used to create the nail look in the above image are 'B Girl' and 'Blacky O'. B Girl is a gorgeous creamy and pastel Tiffany green shade and Blacky O is a solid black glossy shade. These two shades are my favourite shades from the range and are perfect to wear during this Spring season! If you're looking for some Miracle Gel nail inspiration and you have an Instagram account, be sure to check out the mesmerising nail art under the hashtag 'OMGel'.

I love love love the new Miracle Gel range by Sally Hansen as the Miracle Gel Colour polish lasted on my nails for more than 7 days before small chips start to become visible. This is the longest time that I've applied nail polish/top coat and my nails remain bold, glossy and full of colour for a full 7 days!

What is your opinion on Sally Hansen's brand new Miracle Gel formula?

xx Rose

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

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Violet Box (September 2014)

My Violet Box arrived and I am feeling super excited to experiment with some new beauty goodies! The September edition of Violet Box came packaged in their signature white box with a black drawer. This is the 3rd time I've received my Violet box in this form and I really love it as the drawers are very useful for organising my makeup, stationery, hair accessories etc.

The contents in my September Violet Box included a selection of dry shampoo, nail treatment, nail polish, eye-shadow and eye pencil. It's great to see a wide selection between hair, makeup and nail products!

Scandalous Fabulously Flirty Dry Shampoo (A$16.95/150ml, full-sized product received) - I enjoy the convenience of using dry shampoo after a workout at the gym or when I'm in a rush and don't have the chance to wash my hair. Scandalous Fabulously Flirty Dry Shampoo is an interesting type of dry shampoo that is formulated using corn starch to absorb excess oil from the scalp. The scent is quite strong and has a woody-based scent, which isn't a scent that I would call my favourite. Despite the scent, my scalp and hair feels fresh and clean after a couple of sprays from this spray can.

Foltene Nail Treatment (A$29.95/10ml, full-sized product received) - I was first exposed to the brand Foltene when I received their Eye Lash and Eye Brow Treatment, in my August edition of Violet Box, that I am still using 'til this day. My nails are dry and somewhat brittle, so this Nail Treatment is definitely one that I would use to strengthen and lengthen my nails. The sponge tip applicator makes it very easy to apply a thin layer over the bed of my nails. You could also use this formula over nail polish. Fingers crossed that my nails become stronger and healthier!

I love playing with colour cosmetics, which is why I was feeling super excited when I opened up my Violet Box to reveal 3 colour cosmetic products!

Polished London Nail Enamel (A$8/10ml, full-sized product received) -  I received the shade 'Big Ben', which is a gorgeous pastel blue shade. This shade is perfect to wear during this Spring season!

Girlactik Eyeshadow (A$23/2.5g, full-sized product received) - This cute and compact eye shadow in the shade 'Pink Ruffle' is a pretty metallic baby pink shade. I've been using this cute shade as a highlighter by applying a tiny amount to the inner corners of my eyes and below my brow bone. I love how this shade can be used to highlight areas of my eyes. Due to the metallic sheen of this shade, I wouldn't suggest to use it as an all-over eyeshadow.

Starlooks Ultra Olive Gem Pencil (A$21.50, 2.4g, full-sized product received) - The shade I received is an Olive Green shade that applies on to appear like a metallic gold shade. Starlooks eye pencil is an amazing eye pencil as it provides intense pigmentation, has good lasting-power and is very easy to give eyes a dramatic look!

I am very happy with the contents I received in my September Violet Box. I've already started using every single product since I received my Violet Box subscription, so double thumbs up!! The products I received were all full-sized products, which is very generous of 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

Have you subscribed to Violet Box? 
Did you received the same contents/shades?

xx Rose

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