Friday, 23 November 2012

Holiday Season! Lets get spendy…

So it’s the end of November. How did that happen?? And November means
it’s almost Holiday Season. And Holiday Season means amazing Holiday Gift Sets! 

If you read my blog you will know that I’m overly obsessed with Benefit Cosmetics. It’s purely due to the fact that everything that they come up with is so damn amazing plus their products are great.

Needless to say they have released an amazing Holiday Season collection. Here are my favourite picks…

perk up & away
Perk Up & Away $64
fast train to fabulous
Fast Train To Fabulous $34

she's so jetset!
She's So Jetset! $36

away we glow
Away We Glow $36
You can get all these bad boys from the Benefit Website or from a Benefit counter here in Australia (in Myer and they have a few stand alone stores). Prices vary depending on where you buy them, but online is free international shipping with orders over $110. And trust me it’s easy to spend that much on Benefit!

Nat xoxo

Friday, 16 November 2012

The Product Review I can’t believe I haven’t done yet…

This is a product that I’ve been using for about 4 years now. I have always been into Beauty and especially skincare, but I guess you could say this product launched my pure unrivalled passion for it.

It’s SK-II’s Facial Treatment Essence. I was introduced to SK-II when I started working and they were one of my clients. So I got to test out a lot of their product and also learned a lot about their products and the brand in general.

What makes the Facial Treatment Essence, also known as The Miracle Water, so different to so many other products is the fact that it’s 90% Pitera. Pitera is an ingredient that was found in during the fermentation process in the Sake Breweries. The workers were quite old however their hands were youthful and flawless.

This is pretty much what the Facial Treatment Essence aims to do for your skin, make it flawless. It helps with the hydration of your skin, skin tone, firmness, clarity of your skin and the ageing. Pretty much does it all.

In terms of application (people generally get confused about this part), I always use it after my toner. Toner is designed to level out your skin, so make it a perfect base to absorb other products (i.e Facial Treatment Essence). If you use a serum  you apply it before that or any other moisturiser  So cleanse, tone, Facial Treatment Essence, then everything else you do.

Now if you know anything about SK-II you will know their that products aren't cheap. The Facial Treatment Essence goes for about $100 for the 75ml. My bottle is the 150ml, which goes for $150. But I have had that same bottle for over a year as you only need a few drops of it, so really it’s a great investment.

And can you put a price on having skin like Cate Blanchett?!

Nat xoxo

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Product Review: Shu Uemura UV Underbase Mousse

While I was overseas I needed to buy an SPF 30+ cream because well lets face it I’ll turn into a red lobster in about 15 mins if I don’t.

So I was having a look around at the Airport in Korean when I can across Shu Uemura’s UV Underbase Mousse. This product really intrigued me because it was a mousse and also because it was a UVA and UVB under make-up cream.
It was a weird sensation putting mousse on my face, but it is quite light. It’s like putting a light air cream on.

The base is a really nice colour as well. It doesn’t add much, just enough to even out your skin tone a little but and it really works great under make-up (both powder and liquid as well as concealer and highlighters).

I have been wearing it pretty much every day since I bought it and I’m pleased to report I’ve had zero burn/colour on my face. It’s done a great job of keeping UV rays at bay.

I’m not sure how much it is here, but you will be able to buy it from the Shu Uemura counter.

Also I got mine in this super cute limited edition bottle! There are a range of them at the moment...

So if you are looking for a great base with SFP/UV filters this spring/summer I really can’t recommend this product enough.

Nat xoxo