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Review : L’Oreal Paris Skin Perfection 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Solution

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I’ve heard that L’Oreal Paris Skin Perfection 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Solution is making its way to Australia soon-ish, but meanwhile I got my cousin to buy me not one, but TWO bottles of this baby from Boots (UK drugstore mecca; Aussie equivalent is the beloved Priceline) when she came to Australia last October (yes, my review is nearly half a year late!).  I’m glad I got her to buy me TWO bottles because…(spoiler alert)…I love it a lot!

You may be thinking – Girl, it’s just a make-up remover!  What’s the big dealio?

Well, please allow me to waffle on and share my love…

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Check Out This Australian Skincare Range, ASAP!

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‘TGIF’ used to be one of my favourite 4-letter acronyms as it meant the weekend was round the corner…but nowadays, being on maternity leave with no set routine and also, suffering severe insomnia, has made all my days merge into one another and I am no longer looking forward to the weekends.  Instead, I am looking forward to when bubs pops out as soon as possible.  ’ASAP’ has now become my favourite 4-letter acronym!!!

Which leads me to today’s post on ASAP, an Australian cosmeceutical skin care company, which focuses on “the science of beautiful skin”.  I was sent a range of products from the ASAP range for review purposes and they came at the perfect time as my skin has been going through some pregnancy hormonal changes.  It was misbehaving and I needed something gentle yet effective… ASAP!!

During the ASAP skincare trial period (6 weeks and counting), my skincare profile and issues were :  hormone-related, dryness with flaky skin, increased pigmentation, clogged pores and blackheads especially around the nose, and an occasional zit on cheek affair.  If you are displaying similar skincare characteristics, this is a review you don’t want to miss ;)

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Genius Product! Nivea In-Shower Rich Body Lotion Skin Conditioner for Very Dry Skin featuring #NIVEAduckie

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At the start of my maternity leave at 34 weeks, I was doing lots of things from nesting activities to discovering a love for baking to going out to meet friends for lunch / brunch / dinner / shopping dates.  In between those busy moments, I still found time to blog.  But then, as soon as I reached the 36 week stage, all my best laid plans came to a halt as I physically could not keep up and I was cancelling dates left, right and centre and now, I am virtually a prisoner in my own home!!!  Luckily, my Mum flew in from Scotland just in time to take care of me and pamper to all my needs!  Yay!  All I have been doing these days is sleeping, eating, scratching my itchy stretch marks and playing Candy Crush (yes, I am back on that stupid addictive game again!!).  My energy levels are low but that is probably partially due to the low iron levels in my blood as confirmed by the doctor yesterday.  Le sigh.  Anyway, that is my pregnancy update for now…

As for today’s blog post, I was triggered to write about Nivea In-Shower Rich Body Lotion Skin Conditioner after receiving this cute rubber duck #NIVEAduckie in the mail this week.  I was like, “Oh, it’s a rubber duck from Nivea – how cute.  Oh wait a minute, I should write a review on that Nivea shower moisturiser if I have the energy tomorrow…”, so here I am today – Yay!!

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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas With Kiehl’s

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Here’s a little fact of today which will FREAK you out…  There are only 36 more sleeps till Christmas!!!  And in 6 weeks (plus 1 day), we start the NEW YEAR – 2014!!!  Isn’t that crazy?  Okay, maybe I’m the only one who has not registered this in my head till today… after all, I have been living a “hermit” lifestyle for the last couple of weeks since my maternity leave kicked in and I haven’t really gone out much so yeah, I haven’t even seen a Christmas tree yet!  Or maybe I have, but I have baby blinkers on…??  Anyway, I only realised that Christmas was round the corner when I received this Christmassy package from Kiehl’s – a beautiful red box wrapped in a white bow – which prompted me to sing “It’s beginning to look like a lot like Christmas…” and that’s all the lyrics I know to that song :P

So what was inside my special Kiehl’s box…?

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Tried & Tested Trio : Facial Cleansing Brushes

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Whether you’re an avid skincare lover who loves to splurge on expensive lotions and potions or a budget beauty gal who buys drugstore skincare products, you NEED to exfoliate regularly to remove dead skin and to allow potent ingredients to penetrate deeper and work their magic.  There are many ways to exfoliate effectively and today I’m going to review a trio of facial cleansing brushes – Clarisonic Mia, Skin Physics Derma Sonic and Philips VisaPure (psst – you can win one of these in my giveaway at the end of this post!)

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Beauty Newbies : Essie, Beyonce, Lancome & Tom Ford

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1.  Essie Madison Ave-Hue Collection

Reason #652 to go to Priceline (Australian drugstore mecca) is because they now sell Essie polishes!

And what’s new is the Essie Madison Ave-Hue Collection which are (from left to right) :

  • Bond With Whomever – pastel lilac creme
  • Maximillian Strasse-Her – sandy green creme
  • Avenue Maintain – French blue creme
  • Madison Ave-Hue – hot pink with silver flecks
  • Go Ginza – muted lilac pink
  • Hip-anema (missing shade from my collection) – a bright red creme

Essie nail polishes can be purchased at Myer or Priceline at RRP $18.95 AUD.

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