Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Memebox Unboxing - Brightening Skin Care Special #24

This is my FIRST Memebox, so I'm super excited to open it and peek at the products!!!

I purchased this memebox as I'm not completely happy with my complexion, I have some hormonal pigmentation and some redness around my cheeks, that I'd love to reduce so I thought this would be the perfect box.

$23.00 + $6.99 Shipping

Makeup is not the whole truth.
There’s no denying that the gorgeous, even-toned and glowing complexion that we see on K-celebs comes from a great skin care routine. Before you can even consider choosing the perfect foundation or tackling those pesky hyperpigmented dark spots, you need to address how to even out and brighten up your complexion not matter what your skin color. So, learn the insider secrets to the latest Korean brightening skincare craze with skincare products that give you a smoother and brighter skin, minus the dark spots caused by sun damage and scarring! De-makeup and reveal radiant and even complexion without a hint of blemish

ISPREN - Magic Eye Solution Wise Pack  
Full Size 4.7g RRP$3.00

Have you ever stressed over dark circles and sagging skin under your eyes? Then, this eye patch is for you.
The hydro gel type patch works to soothed and lock in all the moisture and nutrition onto your eye contours, hydrating and brightening up "panda eyes"

I can't wait to try these out! 

DERMAHOUSE - Perfect Whitening Moisture Mask
Full Size 120ml RRP $29.00

Deeply nourish and brighten up your dull skin while having your beauty sleep, The niacinamide component of this pack helps treat red, coarse and uneven skin tone.

Now this is a product I need, have high hopes for this product!

YUFIT - Eon Wheat-Germ 97 Essence 
Full Size 50ml RRP 50ml

A whitening, anti-wrinkle, brightening and moisturizing facial essence all in one! This essence contains naturally derived ingredients which all work to deliver abundant nutrition deep down into your skin, for an overall brighter and healthier complexion.

I really like the sound of this product, you use it after your toner and pat it into your skin.

  CLEOSIS - All In One Shining Finisher
Full Size 45ml RRP $39.00
(Availible at Memeshop)

Combining a skin toner, an essence, a moisturizing cream, and a primer in one smart item, This product is used as the very last step in your skin care routine to hydrate, firm up, brighten, treat fine wrinkles and smooth out uneven skin tone texture AND prepare the skin with an extra glow before make up

WOW this product definitely promises a lot, excited to try this one!

 FINCO - Solution Spot
Full Size 25ml $42.00
(Availible at Memeshop)

This product specifically targets red, uneven spots or emergency break-outs on your skin.
It works to soothe and brighten up uneven reddish spots and acne scars.
It can also be applied on top of make up as its texture is translucent and gel-like.

Oooh another product I can't wait to try, I've been suffering with hormonal breakouts at the moment and would really love a fix around that time of the month.

I'm really happy with all the products in this box and can't wait to try them out, so much potential, excited that my next Memebox should be on my doorstep within the next couple of days.
I am definitely a Memebox convert :) 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Shiseido ULTIMUNE Power Infusing Concentrate

Recently I was lucky enough to be accepted to trial a new Shiseido product through their facebook page,

The ultimate concentrate for enhancing skin's inherent multi-defensive power against signs of aging, environmental factors and daily stress. Day by day, your skin becomes smoother and more resilient making wrinkles less noticeable and your complexion appears to glow with more radiance than ever. Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate is for all women of all ages. It works with your skincare to boost the benefits of your regimen, no matter your concerns.

Shiseido's exclusive Ultimune Complex helps boost defensive functions that have declined in Langerhans Cells, the cells that hold the key to promoting skin's multi-defensive power. Now your skin can achieve its greatest beauty potential.

  • Immediately, skin feels full and supple, with a silky-smooth surface.
  • In one week, skin appears to glow more than ever.
  • In 4 weeks: firmness and resilience are improved, making wrinkles less visible.

Price: $118 for a 30ml Bottle 

Scent/Texture: Light Gel consistency  and classic Shiseido skincare smell

How to use: Use as a "pre-serum" before you use your normal serum, eye cream and moisturiser,
Apply morning and night after cleansing and softening the face. When using other serums, apply Ultimune first to enhance the benefits of the following treatments.

I got this product in a 30ml bottle, It does come in other sizes also. This serum is just what I needed to fit into my skincare routine at the moment. I have currently been using the Ibuki range aswell as a few products from the White Lucent range, as I am wanting to target some pigmentation and dryness in my skin

INGREDIENTS: Water, Sd Alcohol 40-B (Alcohol Denat.), Glycerin, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Peg/Ppg-17/4 Dimethyl Ether, Triethylhexanoin, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Peg-14m, Methylparaben, Tocopheryl Acetate, Peg/Ppg-14/7 Dimethyl Ether, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Fragrance, Disodium Edta, Potassium Hydroxide, Silica, Isoceteth-10, Linalool, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract (Ginkgo Biloba), Geraniol, Citronellol, Sodium Carboxymethyl Beta-Glucan, Bht, Thymus Serpillum Extract, Perilla Ocymoides Leaf Extract, Sodium Bicarbonate.

Overall: It feels lovely to apply to my face, it's very cooling and glides over easily, using the 2 pumps as recommended and made my skin feel instantly hydrated.
I've only been using this product for 4 days and my skin has started to feel softer but I haven't noticed any other differences yet, but so far I'm very pleased at the way my skin feels.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Bow Wow Box Unboxing

Bow Wow Box is a subscription box for your fur babies, that comes once a month and is $34.00 a month.

Bow Wow Box's goal is to provide healthy, nutritious treats to our BowWowBox dogs as well as to provide additional information for you so you can make informed decisions about the treats your dog receives.

If you sign up today here you can receive your first box free by using the coupon FREEBWB

I received mine today and was pleasantly surprised, I order a medium box as I have 2 dogs, a medium boy and a small girl

My boy was quite interested in his surprise my little girl, not so much no where to be found.......... 

This is the contents inside the box, a cute little monkey toy, 2 bags of treats, 2 piggy ears and a bag of bikkies.

Dog Treat Toasties - 100% Lamb (lung)100% Natural

Handmade and Oven Baked
Dog Bone shaped biscuits (My dogs loved these)

Turkey, Salmon, Duck and Omega Oils

Upon opening them, as I couldn't let my little fur babies wait, and I must say they loved every one of them, 
they even had good manners and waited patiently and rolled over .... 

In the first bag they were little bog bikkie treats and one lone ranger bikkie in the bag too :)

The little kibble biscuits which they will be enjoying for breakfast in the morning

I want to call these "lamb cracklings" as this is what they remind me off, are their absolute fave.

Overall my puppies enjoyed all these treats immensely, and there was quite alot in quantity size as I only ordered for 1 dog, so was greatful that there is definitely enough to share around, even my kitties all 3 of them, quite enjoyed the Now Fresh Bikkies.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Bella Vi Mineral Lipsticks

Over my next few posts I'm going to go over some of the Bell Vi Make Up range, I really love this brand, not only does it look good, it is good for your skin too.

So today we will go through some of there lipstick range, well the ones I have in my kit anyway, 
All Bella vi's lipsticks are naturally pigmented and dye-free, they have an amazing range of colours and are very moisturising as they contain natural oils like jojoba and castor seed oils.

First up we have the lovely classic packaging with beautiful script writing

 SET 1

                                                                  Above: Colours from left to right

Red Passion - Is a Red/Brown Shade and has a gorgeous shimmer to it
Nude - Is a beautiful Pinky/Nude colour
Mocha - Is a matte chocolate brown colour
Red Rouge - Is a delicious matte red
Tropical Melon - Is a matte watermelon colour

Mocha and Red Rogue are two of my favourite evening time shades 


 Above: Colours from left to right

Lily Rose - Is a shimmery light pink/rose colour
Pink Diva- Is a gorgeous vibrant pink shimmer
Orange Zing - Is a vibrant burnt orange
Summer Pink - Is a matte baby candy pink
Living Doll - Is a shimmery cool pink

Below are swatches of the colours


 Above: Colours from left to right

Raspberry Delight - Is a beautiful deep pink matte
Exotic Plum - Is a is a browny/purple colour matte
Misty Mauve - Is a shimmery lilac colour
Crushed Velvet- Is a shimmery mauve colour
Frangipani - Is a peachy/pink shimmer

Crushed Velvet is one of my absolute faves - it is perfect for day time wear.

              They all glide on beautifully and have quite a decent wear to them I got at least 4-5 hours before they started to fade 
Overall Bella Vi make absolutely beautiful lipsticks and as you can see many shades to choose from and these are not all of them, I would still love to get Tangerine and Hot Ginger, which are both different shades of oranges.

Have you tried Bella Vi Lipsticks before? Let me know what you think in the comments

Friday, August 1, 2014

Violet Box Unboxing July 2014

Well it's that time of the month again,  I haven't done an unboxing of my previous ones, 
but thought I would start :)

The box was different this time, very similiar to how you would open a match box, and filled with lovely strips of purple paper, reminds me of digging for lucky dip bags when I was a child, the box was a little bigger too, so was great that all the product wasn't squished in.

You will have to excuse the quality of my pictures, it was late at night and my camera was dead :(

I was acutally pleasantly surprised with all of the items in this months box, as I know I will use all of them.

First up we have 


Full size in Ivory Lace
This is the perfect shade for highlighting for my skin colour so was very pleased with this, 
This highlighter pencil is very creamy in texture and it blends very well too.
Also works perfectly on the inner eye as an eye widener.
Was designed to brighten and visibly lift your eyes when lightly applied on the brow bone, dark circles, blemishes and red spots., have yet to try it as a concealer.


There were 2 satchets of this mask, I did find on the internet that for 2 of them is $2.95
I haven't tried this mask before so I am looking forward to it,
It's designed to leave skin feeling refreshed, nurtured and completely clean.
 I've always picked up Sukin products in store but never actually purchased one, will be great to try out!


This lip pencil is full size.
I think this colour is Stranger Danger, as it doesn't say anywhere on it 
This is a very bright shade of pink, I'm not a very pink girl at all, but this has a lovely creamy consistency and glides extremely well over the lips. 
May become a convert to pink you never know.....


This mascara is full size.
It has lovely packaging, it is designed to seperate lashes but give you voluminou, dark curvy lashes
I have yet to try this, I have so many other mascaras to get through before I even get the chance.


5ml Sample Size
Designed to help skin fight free radicals and help hydration, reduce fine lines and wrinkles 
I'm really excited to try out this product as I suffer from dry skin and of course I have a few pesky wrinkles that I'd love to see diminish.


60 ml Sample Size

These smell absolutely divine, and the packaging is gorgeous aswell.
Made from all natural ingredients - what could be better!
Can't wait to try them 

This is my third box from Violet Box since they released them in New Zealand and I must say I have loved every one of them so far, definitely worth the $29.95 NZD a month, especially after added up the individual items the box is roughly worth $105.00

Keep it up Violet Box! xxx

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

New Year, New Start, New Blog

Isnt it amazing how you can become so busy you lose track of all the little things, i had planned to start blogging again at the beginning of the year but of course not all things go to plan,
Since i no longer scrapbook, well i do occasionally this blog is just going to be everything and anything now..... :)
Sooo where to start... In the past year so many things have happened, ive qualified as a nail technician and absolutely love it, will post a few pics at the bottom,
Still doing cakes too and continously learning with each one :)
We had a wedding on the weekend at the Redwoods for some friends of ours, i was in charge of make up for the bride and 2 bridemaids aswell as the 70 cucakes and cutting cake for the wedding and also had to attend so had an awesomely busy weekend, the wedding was absolutely gorgeous as was the whole Bridal Party heres a few pics from the day

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Long Time No Blog

Well its been well over a year since i blogged last guess i better get my a into g, with the school holidays finally at an end its time to get back to business,

Ive been a busy girl with cakes, but ive also started looking into soap making and other body treats, cant wait to get stuck in a try, just waiting on the postman to deliver all my goodies, also i started my acrylic nail course too and must admit its really good fun and not as easy as it looks lol:D

Well ive made a few cakes lately but been experimenting with different cupcakes too, i made these cookie and cream cheesecake cupcakes, they were delish and terribly bad for your waistline, but i must stress were soooo unbelievably yummy!

heres a bit of a cupcake montage of some of the cupcakes i have made over the year, i had so many picks so might aswell do a big upload :)