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Advertorial : Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation

Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation

I’m going to start off today’s post with a bit of beauty trivia…

The Number 1 matte foundation in Australia is…*drumroll please*…  And do you know when it was launched?  It was launched in 2005 – 8 years ago!  Wow!

With that in mind, my expectations were pretty high before trialling this foundation so let’s see if it delivered…

(Oh…and there’s a $150 Maybelline prize pack giveaway at the end so do keep reading, ladies *winks*)

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Review & Swatch : L’Oreal Paris Magic Nude Liquid Powder

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Another day, another foundation!  Hello L’Oreal Paris Magic Nude Liquid Powder!  But this one’s extra special because a) it was a gift from the lovely Norlin over at Baubles, Bubbles & Bags when she went on her US trip and b) it’s apparently a dupe for the more expensive Armani Maestro Foundation which was on my wishlist.

However, please note that L’Oreal Paris Magic Nude Liquid Powder is not yet released in Australia and it’s known as L’Oreal Paris Nude Magique Eau De Teint in UK…so who knows when and what it will be called when it is released in Australia…?!

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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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Review : Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder

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One of my makeup mottos is that… Primer, foundation and powder go together likes birds of a feather.  Primer preps my skin, foundation provides coverage to even out my complexion and powder helps hold everything in place.  Of course not everyone will agree, but each to their own skin 😉

Anyway, today’s review is basically a sequel to my review on Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation – it is indeed Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder.

Before I continue, let me tell y’all the truth – I prefer loose powder to pressed powder… but seeing as I was sent the Revlon Nearly Naked range for review, I had to be an open minded beauty guinea pig blogger.

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L’Oreal Paris Nude Magique CC Creams – Anti-Redness, Anti-Dullness & Anti-Fatigue

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L’Oreal Paris recently released not 1, not 2, but THREE Nude Magique CC Creams to address different skin colour-correcting issues :-

  • Anti-Redness (the green tube)
  • Anti-Dullness (the purple tube)
  • Anti-Fatigue (the orange tube)

(For the uninitiated, read all about CC Creams here.)

I am a big fan of the Nude Magique BB range so when I was offered these products for trial, how could I say no?  Read on for my reviews, more photos and swatches…and then go shopping 😉

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