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Lust Have It: October Edition

28 Oct

BAM BAM BAM!

Not sure why I started the blog like that, but I’m glad I grabbed your attention.
Another month is about to close off, which means I have another Lust Have It box to share!

Lust Have It October

Lust Have It October

First off, I am loving the new presentation of this box. The opening flap makes the box a little different to the Bellabox, and a change in packaging is always nice!

Le Tan Wash Off

Le Tan Wash Off in Bronze

Le Tan Wash Off in Bronze

Personally I don’t use fake tan. I’ve never felt the need to tan myself so I’ve never tried it. But this is a great deluxe size to try out and see whether you like the product.
Might need to find someone to gift it to though…

Inika Mineral Eyeshadow

Inika Mineral Eyeshadow

Inika Mineral Eyeshadow

Full size product alert! Love it when his happens.
Loving the colour this has come in – a shimmery emerald green that’s great for glamourous night looks.

Inika Mineral Eyeshadow Swatch

Inika Mineral Eyeshadow Swatch

Granted, this is a colour that’s a little out of my comfort zone – and I’m sure many of you are nodding your heads in agreement.
But let’s be honest here, who already has neutral eyeshadows? There we go. We all do. That’s why this is a great little taste of colour for anyone who’s too nervous to buy anything other than browns. Go Lush Have It!

Paula’s Choice Oil Blotting Papers

Paula's Choice Oil Blotting Papers

Paula’s Choice Oil Blotting Papers

I love my oil blotting papers. This oily T-Zone of mine has been the cause of one too many embarrassing photos, so any oil blotters are welcome in my collection.

I’m also really excited about these because of the brand – I’ve heard of Paula’s Choice for a while, but have never tried anything from her range. So this will be a nice introduction.

EVO Ritual Salvation Care Shampoo and Conditioner

EVO Ritual Salvation Shampoo and Conditioner

EVO Ritual Salvation Shampoo and Conditioner

This set sounds really good actually. According to the information card, it’s recommended for colour-treated, weak and brittle hair – which is great for me! My hair is in the most horribly dry and damaged condition, it’s ridiculous. Only problem is the giant backlog of shampoos and conditioners that are waiting to be used and washed down the drain.
So… I’m not sure when I’ll be getting to these.

Smitten Whipped Tinted Mousse Moisturiser

Smitten Whipped Mousse Foundation in Cappuccino

Smitten Whipped Mousse Foundation in Cappuccino

I LOVE FOUNDATIONS!
No idea what brand Smitten is. I’ve never heard of it. But gosh an I excited to try this one!
I’ll have to check the colour on this. See whether the Cappuccino shade fits my skin tone. But either way, I’m going to love trying this out!

Princess Skincare Hyaluronic Acid Mask

Princess Skincare Hyaluronic Acid Mask

Princess Skincare Hyaluronic Acid Mask

I’m always up for a good mask. This mask contains Hyaluronic Acid that helps with dehydrated skin and “reduces fine lines and wrinkles whilst maintaining elasticity”. Well we’ll see about that.
But masks are always welcome!

All in all, I’m pretty happy with the box this month. They’re definitely picking it up.
From first glance, it does look a little poor. But once you go through the products included, they really are good ones.
The tinted Moisturiser itself is a decent size and the shampoo and conditioner duo will last awhile. If you’re a self-tanner, the Le Tan wash would be a nice inclusion to your collection too.
$20 monthly subscription? I’d be happy about paying for it this month. They have had a few dud boxes in the past, so I’ll need to sit back and see whether they continue to hit the mark.
But if you’re looking to try it out, pop in the coupon code “REAN” at the checkout and till get $5 off your first month.

Enjoy!!

Lovelove,

Rean.

DISCLAIMER: Yes, I was sent his box by Lust Have It. But they did not ask me to review it, nor chuck in any good comments. So all the above is 110% my own opinion of this subscription.

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TALK ABOUT: S8E12 – FINALE!

24 Sep

OMG. WE’RE HERE!

IT’S THE FINALE!

Who’s sitting in front of their TVs, with their eyes glued to the screen like me?!
Well, if you were… you wouldn’t have Googled ANTM and ended up here… right?

ANYWAY. On with the show!

So the finalists are:

Shanali

16, Victoria

Shanali

Shanali

Melissa

16, Victoria

Melissa

Melissa

Duckie

17, Victoria

Duckie

Duckie

To start off the show, ANTM brought back all the losers – I mean past contestants that were eliminated in order of their elimination.

With giant headpieces and dresses flowing for ages, they were the best accessory for Rudimental’s opening!

And might I just add that Jade is absolutely gorgeous!!
(There was definitely going to bit a plug of my favourite ones…)

Done with the eliminated, the final 3 walk on stage with ridiculous outfits – Duckie in gold, Shanali in white and Melissa in black. Hmmm who will take home the crown tonight?
Either way, I hope it looks better than the ones they’re wearing… they left the worst outfits to last.

Out walks Jen Hawkins in a gorgeous low cut royal blue dress.
Introducing the finalists (just in case we live under a rock and didn’t know who they are), she also introduced the judges of the show.

Judges of ANTM S8

Judges of ANTM S8

Anyone see Didier walk out on the runway? Rather than strut his stuff, he began waving his hands whilst wedging his elbows to his waist, looking like a duck all the way…
Worst entry every. And dude, get rid of the beard and horrible hair – hot factor just dropped dramatically.

Now who’s supporting who?

Alex Perry singled out Shanali.

Didier singled out Duckie.

And who else would Charlotte support? Melissa.

Seeing as they’ve all got one each, I assume they weren’t genuine acts of support.
I wonder who they really think will win?

How Far They’ve Come

With quick clips of how each have dealt with going back to school and “back to normal life”, Jen Hawkins brings the girls back out (of course with a wardrobe change) for a quick Q&A – pageant style.

Notable points – I LOVE Shanali’s dress!
The sunny yellow colour definitely compliments her skin tone.

Meanwhile, Melissa stands there with her arms crossed, legs a part; definitely not holding herself up properly as a model.

*Cut to the clip of their Harper’s Bazaar shoot*

Harper’s Bazaar Photo Shoot

A nice little reel of their Harper’s Bazaar photo shoot, Shanali and Duckie show their true potential with some behind-the-scenes footage and proved themselves with our little preview of the final images. But Melissa fell short of impressing me in her cover preview (because I’m so important and everything). I really hope she doesn’t win. The other girls are much better model quality than Melissa!

Following that lovely snippet, we have all 3 judges and all 3 finalists on stage for another quick Q&A.

Shanali impresses me with her answer of wanting to meet Karl Lagerfeld – head designer of power fashion house Chanel, before she “hits the mark” and knows she’s made of model-gold.

Melissa continues to be standoff-ish with her closed stature and smug expressions.
Not cool.

And Duckie disappointed me with her lack of forward-facing (literally – she was looking sideways) and awkward short answers to Didier’s questions!
Poor Duckie had to receive a helping hand from Didier who kept asking the crowd to cheer, in an attempt to help her cover up….

Up next is RICKI-LEE!

Her performance is accompanied by a catwalk by the eliminated contestants, all wearing 80s-hyper real-candy house pieces by Romance Is Born. Loving the line actually!
And a quick shout out to Ashley for looking like a goddess that fell from the heavens. That girl might be annoying, but DAMN, she’s got a great face!

Quick plug from by Jen Hawkins about RICKI-LEE’s new single on iTunes… we’re whipping into another quick reel of each finalist praising the others.

And before we head over to the first elimination, another quick tear-jerking reel is presented with one of each finalists’ parents sharing some words about their baby.

But without further ado…

FIRST ELIMINATION

And without any more hindrance, Jen Hawkins announces the first girl to go through to the final. With my heart beating a million times an hour, along with those on stage; the girl going through to the finals first is….

SHANALI!!!

That was expected though. But congratulations to her!

And now… between Melissa and Duckie, the next girl going through to the finals is….

MELISSA!

WOW that was definitely unexpected! Who would’ve though little Melissa was going through to the end???
But that means Duckie has been eliminated 😦 Poor thing. She definitely had so much potential. I hope she pursues her career with modelling!

DUCKIE – ELIMINATED

FIRST ELIMINATION: DUCKIE

FIRST ELIMINATION: DUCKIE

A great little fuse of models, Cirque du Soleil and Michael Jackson’s back track follows on stage for a TV first performance!

The girls really didn’t’ have much to do besides fill the background, but it was still great to have them be involved in the performance! Imagine that: “I performed on stage with Cirque du Soleil”. That’s sounds amazing enough.

Oh and of course out struts over-accessorised Melissa and Shanali in AMAZING DRESSES.

*insert shameless plug of Cirque du Soleil’s current tour…*

And now for the FINAL ELIMINATION!

FINAL ELIMINATION!

Again another quick reel of Shanali and Melissa’s journey throughout ANTM, we’re now onto the final elimination and announcements of the WINNER OF AUSTRALIA’S NEXT TOP MODEL!

*cue another wardrobe change* – whoa aren’t they tired of all the glitz and glamourous clothing?!
Suppose not.

Now… for the ultimate announcement that we’ve been waiting MONTHS for…

The winner of Australia’s Next Top Model is…..!

MELISSA!!!

WHAT? REALLY. WHOA. NO WAY.

I DID NOT EXPECT THAT!

WINNER: MELISSA

WINNER: MELISSA

Which means Shanali – the judge’s favourite and my bet, was eliminated from the competition.

I’m sure Shanali will already be receiving calls from designers and editors, wanting her to be working on their sets.

ELIMINATED: SHANALI

ELIMINATED: SHANALI

Well that’s all from me! Hope you enjoyed this series 🙂

Let me know if you have any other suggestions for future posts.

Lovelove,

Rean

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TALK ABOUT: ANTM S8EP11

17 Sep

And here comes another week with a brand new episode!
But what…? IT’S THE SECOND LAST EPISODE!

By the end of today, we will know who our final 3 are and who will be in the running to be season 8’s AUSTRALIA’S NEXT TOP MODEL!

CRAAAAZY!

First exciting piece of news:

2 PHOTO SHOOTS!

Second piece of exciting news…

AFRICA BABY!

The girls are shipping straight off to Mauritius, Africa, which is totally exciting because I don’t think I’ve seen ANY season of Next Top Model which has lead the competition to Africa. And let me tell you, I have seen a lot…

Epic house?

Tick.

Crystal blue waters?

Tick!

Hottie judge Didier Cohen??

TICK!

What could be better than that?

Challenge: Walking Under Water

WOWZERS. What an awesome challenge!

The girls are asked to pop a giant bubble on their heads (with oxygen and glass and everything) and tossed into the water to pose pose pose!
Whoever is best at “posing with the fish” and walking under water, wins the challenge.

1st up: Shanali

Fabulously model-esque as always. But really… it’s just because she LOOKS like a model…

2nd up: Abbie

Awkward moves? Definitely.

3rd up: Duckie.

Poor girl. Got too distracting by the colourful fish that she couldn’t concentrate.
Must be an African thing. As she said, they just run fast. Not swim. Might not have gotten used to all the sea-life.

4th up: Melissa.

Well actually she wasn’t 4th up. Or down. Because she didn’t descend to the waters of doom where unimaginably colourful fish would trap her there forever. With Didier. Forever.
… I would’ve gone down there if he was with me!

Friendly Fish

Friendly Fish

*insert shameless advertising plug of some sort of tablet*

Didier visits the girls at their crib to announce the winner.
And the girl who gets a luxurious body scrub in the midst of their crazy ANTM journey is… SHANALI!

What a surprise…!

PHOTO SHOOT #1: Sci-Fi Mermaid

Theme for today: sci-fi mermaid.

Ariel

Ariel

No idea what that is, but hey it sounds good!

THE Jez Smith is back for another round of breath-taking photos and first up is Melissa!

The first thing I noticed though was the recycling of Alex Perry’s lace up boots from Episode 9. Err Alex… didn’t you have anything else on your shoe racks?

Alex Perry's Lace Ups

Alex Perry’s Lace Ups

Melissa: again… what are you doing. Girl, you need to change it up and you know that! Shame on you for not even working on that.

Abbie: no matter how much I dislike her… she did so well! Besides a bit of the leg spread, she well selling that Goth Mermaid!… I mean Sci Fi Mermaid?

Shanali: whoa whoa whoa she slipped! And what does Jez care about the most right now? The shoes. Shocking. Fashion comes first right?
But she got back into business straight away and rocked the shoot.

Duckie: slow start, but with some reassurance by Jen and Dider that the boots weren’t that precious, she got into it and WHOA. Glow like a goddess girl!

Before we hit the breaks (get it? commercial break?), Jen delivers some letters from the models’ families over a lovely luncheon in the middle of paradise.
Oddly enough, each girl was given another girl’s letter. So that they could read it out. In public. In front of the cameras. So they’d all cry and be filmed.

That’s reality TV for you.

PHOTO SHOOT #2: COLOUR VOMIT

Okay maybe it’s not colour vomit. But it definitely looked like it!
The amount of crazy colours with this styling was clown like.

Duckie: girl friend was really distracted again. A prop trotted on set (a local pet dog) and she couldn’t deal with it professionally. A little bit disappointed to be honest.

Melissa: Little Melissa here made a very interesting comparison between her clothing and those from the Capitol in the Hunger Games.
Spot on? Spot on!

Capitol Hunger Games Fashion

Capitol Hunger Games Fashion

But her performance wasn’t spot on – all she did was flick her hair and didn’t bring anything new to the table.
Odd how Jez suggested hair flicking is an art though. Meh, it’s not that hard.
I do it all the time! *flick*

Shanali: Her task: to strut sidewards and show some great legs for the shot.
Great legs? Tick. Good strut? Not so much.
Shanali couldn’t walk without looking like a drunkard at Kings Cross (google it…). Poor thing look like a giraffe walking for the first time and it wasn’t attractive. But hey, if Jez finally loved it, I guess I’ll love him – I mean her too!

Abbie: Firstly, this is definitely cray cray make up. This girl looked like she got punched in the face. And then again another 3 times from different directions.
Note to self: never self-tan or wear pigmented orange blush.
Otherwise, she was definitely working her gown (if you’d call it a gown).
She’s definitely improved since day 1.

Elimination

Melissa’s pictures weren’t that great. She nailed the hair flick, but meh to the gothic/scifi mermaid.

Duckie’s scifi mermaid blended into the background. But that’s not really her fault… She can’t shine if she’s darker than the dress.
The other image was great. But not a WOWZA.

Abbie: LOVE her mermaid shot! Strong, sexy, LOOOOOOOONG LEGS. Clown/coloured picture…. meh. Not strong. Not sexy (but she did look like an odd ball). Not for me.

Shanali: amazing amazing amazing! I LOVE her mermaid shot!

>> Insert: THANK GOD DIDIER. You’re not only a looker, you’ve got the brains as well! He pointed out that Duckie has been consistently a great model, but Abbie has only had great shots at the end of the season. SO TRUE. You got it dude!

And now for the winner of the episode….

Shanali!

Well that was expected.

The one who’s eliminated though and will not get through to the finale for the public vote is…

*super long cliff hanger*

ABBIE!~

Eliminated: Abbie

Eliminated: Abbie

YESSSSS! Finally! We see eye to eye!

Abbie has been great in the last couple of episodes, but she hasn’t performed well throughout the whole competition, whereas Duckie has been hovered at the top of the mountain throughout the whole of Season 8.

Good choice!

Before I sign off though, it would’ve been better if Melissa and Abbie were in the bottom 2. I don’t think Melissa did that well to be above Duckie. But hey, Duckie got her spot, so I’m not complaining.

That’s it for this post guys!

Tune in next week to see who gets crowned AUSTRALIA’S NEXT TOP MODEL!

Lovelove,

Rean.

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TALK ABOUT: Australia’s Next Top Model Season 8, Episode 6! [Lesson: TEAM WORK!]

14 Aug

OK… So I may as well get it out there now.

I am… the BIGGEST FAN of Australia’s Next TOP MODEL!

Not just the Australian version, but the whole entire format!
(<3 Tyra!)

I thought I’d channel this addiction for the show and discuss the episodes as they come – so here goes!

The Challenge

So okay, this episode is all about team work, and if you’ve already seen the show, certain actions are definitely NOT team-work-worthy…

But after watching the episode, I’m a little confused about the challenge that they organised for the girls.
What has painting got to do with team work? To me, that’s a bit of a stretch – seemed like they really wanted to tie in the local landscape with the show, and someone in pre-production just came up with the idea of providing 2 giant canvases that a whole bunch of teenagers can toss paint and dirt on it.

Oh and of course, pick one poor chicky from each team and make them “model” in the same position for 45 minutes. Just to make it more of a “model” challenge.

Overall, challenge was a 6/10. Not interesting and I really didn’t find it was much of a lesson for the models to better themselves. But wait…

20/10 for the scandals that came from it!

Taylah choking Ashley over paint on a shirt? Brilliant! Totally TV worthy.

Tayleh vs Ashley: AusNTM scandal!

Taylah vs Ashley: AusNTM scandal!

Poor Taylah though – getting disqualified and made the ‘bad guy’ on national television. Oh and not to mention all the media that’s come from it – the news articles, the radio interviews and basically a whole stink-up around Australia about reality TV. All because of her.

But it’s definitely made the episode and that boring challenge interesting…!

The Photo-SHOOT! 

[Theme: Girls On The Run!]

Check out the pics here!

I. LOVE. THIS. THEME.

Gosh, the outfits, the make up, the strong looks that they had to portray – it was amazing!
And all in pairs!

This definitely did make up for the dodgy challenge that was set for the episode.

Best outfits? I must say I’m loving Madeline’s wrap pleather skirt and Shanali’s overalls. Those were definitely stand out pieces of the photoshoot, and definitely something that I would rip off their bodies and toss onto my own! – that’s if I could fit a size 6.

TREND ALERT: Wrap Skirt

TREND ALERT: Wrap Skirt

Places to find these skirts:

ASOS Wrapped Leather Skirt with Zipper: $135.90AUD

ASOS Wrapped Leather Skirt with Zipper: $135.90AUD

ATMOS&HERE Dagger Leather Look Mini @ The Iconic $79.95AUD

ATMOS&HERE Dagger Leather Look Mini @ The Iconic: $79.95AUD

I’ve always loved this punk/grunge trend and the lasting obsession with pleather/leather has definitely fuelled the livelihood of this look on the market. It’s also going hand-in-hand with the sudden craze of hair chalk. Great idea, and great look, but I would never be bothered to chalk my hair with a different colour every day.

Not that it’ll show up on pitch black hair.

Smokey Eye + Hair Chalk = Latest Punk Trend!

Smokey Eye + Hair Chalk = Latest Punk Trend!

But personally, I’ve never been attached to cut outs and ‘holes’ in clothing.

That’s always been a bit of a borderline… shall I say trashy look??

Don’t get me wrong – women who having rockin’ bods can pull it off. No dramas.
But when you start introducing your every day size 12 woman into the picture, the picture starts to get a little less appealing for those that need to look at it.

Cut outs and holes. Not a great trend.

Cut outs and holes. Not a great trend.

Alright, wear what to want to the next Stereosonic or equivalent music festival. But when it comes to day to day attire, there shouldn’t be a need for extra holes in your shirt. Or cut outs that reduce the amount of material on our top by 50%.

Back to the photoshoot though – who loved the props?

The car? The dilapidated windmill?
They were definitely the best ones that the models could’ve worked with.

Feeling a little bad for Dajana and Shannon who had the awkward clothing line that caused way to many hanging limbs in the picture. And Shanali and Taylah who had NOTHING.

Elimination

So there wasn’t much of an elimination this week.
All the media hype around someone getting disqualified, definitely brought down the level of surprise when the moment aired. And considering they did a double elimination of Brooke and April last week, it wasn’t much of a surprise when they didn’t flick off an extra girl at the end of the episode – especially when it was a battle between Duckie and Melissa. Two of the judges’ favourites!

Looking back at Taylah’s photos right at the end though, it’s not such a bad thing that she got disqualified.
She wasn’t the best out of the bunch, and would’ve eventually left if she kept up the “one-trick-pony”. Same face. Different dress.

Still. There were others that are worse *cough* Abbie *cough*.

Favourite of the Week

Jade. Hands down.

Jade - Favourite of the Week

Jade – Favourite of the Week

Actually, she’s always been a favourite of mine, but this week especially was when she shone!

The outfit fit her perfectly, her poses during the photoshoot, her general attitude? – just top stuff!

Hope she goes through to the end. I really do.
Seems like one good girl who is great at taking direction and mature about criticism.

GOOOOOOOO JADE!

SO.

That’s it for this episode run down.

Love the photo shoot theme. Love the looks and the wardrobe!

Let me know whether this post floats your boat for more critique on Australia’s (and maybe other versions… of) Next Top Model!

Lovelove,

Rean

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June 2013 Favourites!

15 Jul

HELLO WORLD!

Finally writing another post and it feels like a breath of fresh air!
I have a whole lot of stuff coming up, so stay tuned! Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube… if you would like to keep up to date with all my going-on-isms…

SO. Favourites. Favorites. However you spell it.
It’s late – yep I know. But better late than never!

LETS BEGIN!

FAVOURITES!

Johnson’s Daily Essentials Refreshing Facial Cleansing Wipes!

Johnson's Daily Essentials Refreshing Facial Cleansing Wipes

Johnson’s Daily Essentials Refreshing Facial Cleansing Wipes

There are some amazing facial wipes right here.

Not only are they affordable (drug store prices) and came in a handy pack of 3; as per the packaging, it really does remove waterproof eye makeup!

It takes off my long lasting foundation oh-so-well and is gentle and doesn’t make me break out.
On top of everything, it doesn’t tear and stretch like other cheaper brands.

The only thing that isn’t too great about these cleansing wipes is the oily residue that’s left behind on my skin after use. This is especially evident when I pull a wipe out of a freshly opened packet!
It’s definitely a little inconvenient when I use these wipes just before a work out session at my local gym. But after a little while, the extra moisture does dry and lessen on my face, so it doesn’t pose too big of a problem.

Australis 4-in-1 Conceal Corrector Palette

Australis 4-in-1 Conceal Corrector Palette

Australis 4-in-1 Conceal Corrector Palette

WOW. Now this has definitely been a favourite of mine throughout June, and will CONTINUE to be a favourite I’m pretty sure!

I have not seen a corrector palette like this before amongst any other drug store brands.
You can always find the occasional stand-alone corrector stick (in yellow or green etc), but I’ve never seen it come in a palette amongst more affordable brands!

I’ve only spotted something similar within Make Up Forever’s range, Ben Nye and Napoleon Perdis (though I’m pretty sure other companies out there produce these palettes). But all I’ve come across have been either quite expensive or hard to get my hands on considering I live on an island, surrounded by 3 oceans. i.e. Australia.

In particular, I am loving the lavender shade in this palette. When applying a thin layer underneath my eyes, my dark circles are immediately highlighted and concealed! And with some standard skin tone concealer straight over the top, my dark circles are the last of my worries throughout the day.

Australis Make Up Finishing Spritz

Australis Make-Up Finishing Spritz

Australis Make-Up Finishing Spritz

Behold, it’s another Australis product in my favourites!
They’re definitely killing it recently, aren’t they?

This is again another product that I have mainly seen amongst high end brands, so I was super surprised when I found this sitting in the Australis section of my local Priceline drug store.

Not only is it inexpensive and comes in a decent size bottle (150ml to be exact), it also WORKS!

Just a light layer of this spritz all over your foundation keeps it staying on for longer throughout the day, and reduces the “cakey” and “powdery” look of loose powder foundation.

Besides having to let you know that this spritz is more than half the price and 5 times the size of the famed Urban Decay De-Slick Oil-Control Make Up Setting Spray, there’s really nothing more I can say…

Sasatine Blotting Tissues

Blotting tissues to the rescue! Who needs them? Because I definitely do.

As a sufferer of excessive-oily-skin syndrome, I am a constant believer of blotting tissues.

I mostly find that cheaper alternatives are very bad quality, leaving oily residue on the hand you employed to put the blotting tissue into action…
And more expensive brands are really not worth it! (In no way can I justify spending $18 AUD on 75 Mary Kay blotting tissues – no matter how great they are!)

But. I have found. The ONE.

These blotting tissues are not only about $2 on sasa.com.au, they’ve got one plastic-like side and one tissue side, which ends up stopping any oils transferring onto your fingers after use!
They’re great 🙂

I approve.

Exfoliating Glove

Exfoliating Glove

Exfoliating Glove

Now if you don’t exfoliate your body already, you need to get on the bandwagon.

I just picked up these gloves from my local supermarket – it set me back about $4 AUD max, and use it about 2 times a week.

After ever use, my skin feels ridiculously soft and smooth and all the grime, dirt and… dead skin cells… are washed away, leaving me baby smoooooth!

Word of warning: try not to get too addicted and use these gloves too often.
They are exfoliating your skin at the end of the day, and this shouldn’t be happening too regularly otherwise your skin may start to get sensitive from excessive abrasion.
But team it with your favourite body wash a couple of times a week, and you will not stop touching yourself!… Your SKIN that is. In a completely non-sexual way…

*awkward*

Dermaveen Shampoo And Conditioner

Dermaveen Shampoo & Conditioner

Dermaveen Shampoo & Conditioner

For dry scalp and dandruff sufferers, please read on.

I have been experiencing an extremely dry and dandruff-filled scalp lately, causing me to run to different GPs crying for help.

After some prescribed shampoos and even recommendations to visit a scalp specialist, the only thing that’s worked for me is Dermaveen!

I was recommended this by a cousin of mine that was experiencing the same thing (to a lesser degree) and after picking up the bottles from my local Priceline, I have never had a dandruff problem since.

What used to be a low self-esteem and self-conscious Rean, is now a loud and proud individual who is unafraid of letting down her hair and shaking her head around like a wild woman!

This has definitely been the biggest help to my journey of scalp recovery, and I’m pretty sure it’ll be a favourite for awhile yet!

There is also a lovely almond scent that is refreshing against all the floral scents that you get from other hair care products.

This has definitely saved the day.

Manicare Cuticle Oil

Manicare Cuticle Oil

Manicare Cuticle Oil

I AM A BELIEVER! (Wow, aren’t I particularly passionate about my favourites this month???)

This product has gotten me through autumn (fall) and majority of winter, without painful dry skin appearing around my nail beds.

Have you seen The Black Swan?
Do you remember the scene where she was picking at the dry skin around her nail, started to pull it and…. okay lets just leave it at that.

Well I used to get the same dry skin around my nails when winter rolled around each year, causing the skin to peel and snag against clothes (knit especially) and bring tears to my eyes.
After applying this before any fresh mani though, my skin stayed moisturised and peel free!

There is no need for Black Swan moments. Just a (nut) cracker of a mani without the distractions of sore dry skin.

MISSES. (BOO!)

4ME Nail Polish Remover Pads

4me Nail Polish Remover Pads

4me Nail Polish Remover Pads

There is only one miss in the month of June for Miss Rean, and it’s the 4ME Nail Polish Remover Pads that I got in a Bellabox a few months ago.

Don’t get me wrong – this is a great concept!
Nail polish remover on the go, without the hassle of liquids, spillage, and a travel disaster waiting to happen.

The only problem is that it doesn’t work!

I’m not sure whether it’s the actual design of the product or whether it’s just this particular brand, but it takes about a MILLION YEARS to try and remove any nail polish residue with these remover pads.
If I’m going to have the risk of turning into the Wicked Witch of the West with these frustratingly incompetent remover pads, I may as well just stick out the horrible nail look and wait till I get home to take off what’s left with proper polish remover.

I better stop my rant now. I’m feeling myself turn green already.

Well that’s it for my June Favourites!

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Lovelove,
Rean

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