Saturday, 14 December 2013

Essence Ticket to Paradise collection exclusive to Priceline

Hey guys,

I was wandering around Priceline in one of the shopping centres in the eastern suburbs when the new Ticket to Paradise collection by Essence caught my attention. The bright colours of summer pulled me into buying a few things. I had read a post by Sophie from BorntoBuy talk about this collection in one of her posts in November and fell in love with all the products. You can read her post here.

The collection consists of 

4 nail colours RRP $2.95 each
2 glossy lip pencils RRP $2.25 each
3 lip glosses RRP $3.50 each
1 shimmer powder RRP $5.35 each
3 cream eyeshadows RRP $4.95 each and
2 hair mascaras RRP $5.35 each

I could get hold of only a few of the products so I don't have the whole collection to show you.

I bought the shimmer powder in 01 Tropical Heat which is a bronze gold highlighter. It is a beautiful highlighter especially for the summer. I love Essence Highlighters overall so this is no exception too.

The two lip glosses I got are in 01 Sun said red which is a clear lip gloss with a teeny tiny hint of orange through it. On the lips it shows up clear. It smells exactly like the other Essence lip glosses, wish it was a little pigmented instead of completely clear. The other lip gloss I bought is in 03 Dive with me to the island which is a blue clear lip gloss with shimmer. This is a great lipgloss to top off a matte lipstick or to wear on its own because the shimmer looks beautiful and is not too overpowering.

The glossy lip pencils in 01 Sun said red and 02 My Treasure Island are basically lip crayons in a thin pencil form. They glide on smoothly and do stain the lips a little. Since these are not matte they do keep your lips feeling hydrated and you can wear these on their own or under lip glosses.

The cream eyeshadows in 01 Dive with me to the Island02 Deep Sea Baby and 03 Tropical Heat are gorgeous shimmery cream eyeshadows that look great on their own or use them as a base. They have a plush pillow like consistency and are super smooth. 

Over all I love the products of this collection. It is available at selected Priceline stores right now but by January most of the Pricelines in Australia will stock this trend edition. 

Have you seen this collection at your local Priceline yet???

Friday, 13 December 2013

La Roche-Posay Lipikar Baume AP

Hey guys,

Today I have a skin care product to share with you that I think is totally worth all the money. La Rochey- Posay is a french skin care brand that is available to us Australians at Priceline and Terry White Chemists. This particular product I recieved in a Lust have it! pack. 

My skin is really weird. I have an oily face and a dry body. My hands in particular get dry and patchy very fast. I have tried numerous hand creams till I found the lipikar baume- my holy grail. My problem area lies between all my fingers. It could be heriditary as my mom suffers from psoriasis. 

About Lipikar Baume AP : 
24 hour anti scratching efficiacy. Quick dress texture for fast absorption into the skin. Adapted for babies and children. Fragrance free, paraben free lipid replenishing care, specially formulated for very dry, irritated skin prone to itching.

Fortunately I don't suffer from itching, its only dry white patches for me. I have used a number of hand creams and lotions, even resorted to oils but nothing has helped calm my skin like the Lipikar. It is non greasy and fast absorbping into the skin. I usually use it morning and night after my face routine. Most hand creams effects wear off after you wash your hands but with this product I found that even if I wash my hands every hour it did not dry my skin up completely. I have been using it for about three weeks now and have noticed a difference in my skin. You only need a pea sized amount for both your hands and it hydrates the skin all day long. I have completely used up the sample and can't wait to buy the full size. Also since the ingredients are suitable for babies all you sensitive skin girls and boys can use it without any fear. 

The full size retails for $37.95 and you get 400 ml of product which will last you a long time. I plan to buy mine from Priceline but you can find it at Terry White Chemists too.  

If you suffer from dry patchy skin like I do then I totally recommend you to try this product out. It has honestly worked wonders for me and I highly recommend it.