Review | Plantae Hydrate Rose Essential Water

This is a beautiful toner that is gentle on the skin and hydrating at the same time. Its uniquely formulated fragrance instantly reminds you of summer garden. It is suitable for all skin types, it helps to calm the skin, remove toxin and impurities. Because of its design in a spray bottle, you can spritz the Hydrate Rose Essential Water on top of makeup to brighten up dull skin throughout the day.

Ingredients:

-Rose Otto Oil & Steam Distilled Rose Water: makes up the beautiful fragrance.

– Auvergne Pine Bark & Blackcurrant Leaf: exceptional anti-oxidants and helps to repair and rejuvenate the skin.

My thoughts:

I love this toner. It’s handy as it comes in a spray bottle, there’s no need to worry about over saturating a make up pad (something that I always have trouble with). The fragrance is delightful.

Price Factor: 5/5

It is about $32.90 for 100ml which I think is great value for money. This bottle will go for miles even if you use it day and night.

 

Plantae Hydrate Rose Essential Water

Plantae Hydrate Rose Essential Water

Lookbook | Fleur

I haven’t done an outfit post for while but since it’s the first week of real summer I thought I would make an effort.

Living up north has its moments, the access to the outdoors is amazing but on the other hand you sacrifice luxuries of a bigger city like the night life, restaurants and shopping.  Though this is always curable with a mini trip back down to Auckland.

We are heading away to Noumea this weekend which will make a banger of a start to summer. Exciting times ahead!

What I am wearing today: Thrifted top and bag, ASOS soft shorts with scallop hem

What I am wearing today: Thrifted top and bag, ASOS soft shorts with scallop hem

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Wearing : Karen Murrell's Sugar Rush

Wearing : Karen Murrell’s Sugar Rush

Review | Weleda Everon Lip Balm

Summer is nearly and we know it. Living by the beach, it’s a countdown to Labour Day and Day Light saving. It’s been a long time coming to be able head straight out to surf after work or go for a light jog.

Weleda Everon Lip Balm is definitely a summer essential to ensure your lips are taken care of. It has a combination of essential vitamins and nutrients to keep your lips soft. It also acts as a perfect base for lip stick.

Its natural oils base aids to retain moisture and the cocoa butter helps to keep your lips conditioned. Natural waxes also acts as a natural UV barrier from the sun.

Price Factor: $12.90 (4.8g)

In a nut shell:

We take care of our skin moisturizing but let’s not forget about our lips too. In the harsh heat of summer and being constantly exposed in the sun, it’s important to condition our lips too. Weleda Everon Lip Balm is a great lip balm to have this summer to ensure hydration and nourishment for your lips.

 

Weleda Everon Lip balm

Weleda Everon Lip balm

Review | Trilogy Everything Balm

This is a sure winner and just a must have product in the hand bag. Trilogy’s Everything Balm is just what the name describes it to be, it’s good for everything.

I’ve been in love with this product for years,. Now reforumulated with high performance botanicals with antiseptic and healing properties, it’s the perfect rescue product to have on hand.

Ingredients:

Pawpaw – aids in skin healing and is an antibacterial. Rich in anti-oxidants to reduce inflammation.

Echinacea – promotes skin healing

Coconut Oil base- help repair and heal skin, also has antibacterial properties.

Contains a range of natural oils such as marula, jojoba, olive, avocado and certified organic rose hip.

Uses:

As mentioned above, it’s an amazing rescue balm that’s good for everything. I love having this in the hand bag as a lip balm, dry spots, cuticles and even when you get those itchy spots every now and again it does wonders.

Price Factor: From $24.90 – $39.90 (45ml – 95ml).

I love being able to have options in terms of pack size. A little pot will go a long way and both sizes are hand bag sizes anyway. The beauty of this balm is with the newer formulation of a coconut oil base, the balm is solid to touch but liquifies on your finger as you touch it. You need only the smallest amount and it will go very far and is not messy to use at all.

In a nut shell:

Trilogy’s Everything Balm is an absolute must have. There have been so many occasions I’ve felt relieved having had this tucked away in a side pocket of my hand bag. Trilogy Everything Balm fixes everything!

Trilogy Everything Balm

Trilogy Everything Balm

Review | Jua – a natural perfume by Trilogy

Introducing Jua a natural perfume by Trilogy.

This is a sunflower based perfume oil, with the name Jua meaning sun or sunshine in Swahili. This limited edition product was developed for So They Can, an Australisian charity working to educate and build local communities in Africa.

The fragrance is a beautiful fresh but subtle fragrance with a range of woody ,floral and fruity notes.

As this perfume has a roll-on application, it’s an ideal must have for the hand bag and for traveling.

Price Factor – 5/5
This little goodie is retailed at about $25 dollars so a great buy in deed. And for
every bottle sold, $2 is donated to So They Can.

 

Michelle

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Jua - a natural perfume by Trilogy

Jua – a natural perfume by Trilogy

Review | Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream

I’m on a bit of a Clinique roll here but I’ve just started using my Clinique CC cream which I had purchased a while back. I am a fan of tinted moisturisers particularly Chanel’s Hydramax tinted moisturiser but to my disappointment this has been discontinued. There is a growing trend in AA, BB, CC creams in the market and a decline in tinted moisturisers.

Basically the ‘CC’ in CC cream stands for ‘Colour Correcting’. In a nut shell , these tend to be light weight and correct a range of colour concerns such as redness or dullness. I guess on a scale this would be the half way point between a tinted moisturiser and a foundation. However, it’s not classified as a moisturiser as such.

I have used Clinique’s tinted moisturiser gel in the past so I didn’t hesitate to make this purchase. I was perfectly content with using a tinted moisturiser but the fact of the matter is that these are dying out in today’s market.

First of all, the main difference I noticed in this product compared with a tinted moisturiser is the coverage. The CC cream provides a lot more coverage than a standard tinted moisturiser. Although it is suppose to be lightweight, I feel that it requires a lot of movement to completely blend in the cream into the skin. As mentioned above, this is not a moisturiser so it’s vital to prep the skin with moisturiser before hand. Having a good moist foundation to the skin will help the application of the CC cream.

The beauty of this is that it is SPF 30 so it doubles up as a sunblock which is vital as even 10 minutes in the sun can damage the skin.

 

Cost Factor: 4/5

From memory I think I bought this from Changi airport last year so I don’t really remember the exact cost on the top of my head.

My thoughts:

I think it’s a great product for everyday where when you don’t need a lot of coverage but you’re wanting to even out your skin tone. Coming from being a tinted moisturiser user , the consistency of the CC cream does appear to be thicker than what I am use to. I would compare the coverage of the CC cream to my Benefit Oxygen Foundation. The fact that it is oil free is great for everyday wear and the added sunscreen is awesome.

In a nutshell:

The Clinique CC Cream is a light weight and provides medium coverage. It smoothens the appearance of uneven skin tone upon application and is relatively easy to blend in.  It’s oil free making it suitable for majority of people.

Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream

Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream

Review | Trilogy Age Proof Hydra-Tone Softening Lotion

This is just what I have been waiting for! I’m sort of at a stage where I’ve emptied 3/4 of my Chanel Beaute Initiale Nanolotion but I’m looking for something else. The ChanelBeaute Initiale Nanolotion is great, but I’m wanting something better and more economical.

New Trilogy Age Proof Hydra-Tone Softening Lotion is a beautiful botanical toner. It’s a toner that doesn’t strip away the moisture in the skin. Right away after using it the skin feels more plump, hydrated and smooth. The beauty of this non-astringent toner is that it doesn’t leave that tight skin feeling after application.

Now getting a bit more technical, let me reiterate that the Trilogy Age Proof Hydra-Tone Softening Lotion isn’t a typical toner.

Difference between Softening Lotion and Toner:

A softening lotion has the same properties as a toner (cleansing, refreshing, removing impurities). The main point of difference is that they are completely non-astringent (a chemical which shrinks body tissues and a common ingredient found in toners is alcohol).

Key Ingredients:

  • Hyaluronic Acid: Helps with tissue repair, smooth out appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Marshmallow: For conditioning
  • Ylang Ylang : Restores balance
  • White Tea: Antioxidant
  • Mulberry: To help brighten

How to use it:

Just like you would an ordinary toner, dampen a cotton pad with the softening lotion and sweep over cleansed skin twice a day. Finish off with a serum and a good moisturiser.

My thoughts:

I felt the hydration in my skin right away after using the Trilogy Age Proof Hydra-Tone Softening Lotion yet it still provides a smooth and refreshed feel to the skin. The softening lotion is noticeably thicker than a regular toner which makes it easy to figure out how much to pop on a cotton pad.

In a nut shell:

This new fad in the toner world has won me over. I love Trilogy’s new Age Proof Hydra-Tone Softening Lotion. It keeps the skin hydrated whilst doing what a toner should do, a wonder product. **Please note, this product will be released in September**

 

Michelle

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Trilogy Age Proof Hydra-Tone Softening Lotion

Trilogy Age Proof Hydra-Tone Softening Lotion