It Takes 10 Special Products To Reveal A Secret Little Sister

Don’t let the title confuse you.  I have a special treat for you all today which is why I am blogging at the early hours…I’m about to reveal something I have been working on for the past few weeks.  You know how Buffy had Angel…and Grey’s Anatomy had Private Practice…and Friends had Joey?  Like a spin-off.  Well, The Best Beauty Blog has a spin-off or in more endearing terms, a little sister!  How exciting, right?  So if you’re interested in finding out where she’s hiding, read on.

We’re going to play a mini game hidden amongst ten special products.  Take the first letter of every beauty brand featured here and you will spell the name of The Best Beauty Blog’s little sister.  Add a dotcom to the end of the word and I hope to see you all over there.  If you’re not interested, I’ll be back here tomorrow for our 3rd Urban Decay date.

Lanolips Lip Ointment with Colour in Mulberry* – Only 5000 of these babies were made so get your paws on them quickly! It’s a beautiful sheer plummy shade on lips and contains lanolin to soothe dry chapped lips.  Perfection!

Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Faux Pas* – You saw my nails yesterday.  Need I say more?

Prestige Liquid Eyeliner in Black – This is the first liquid eyeliner I ever used and I think I’m on my 8th bottle.  It’s not the best liquid eyeliner out there, but it reminds me of my younger days when I use it.

Schwarzkopf Straight & Glossy Anti-Frizz Serum* – Tames my flyaways and makes my hair shiny; not greasy.

TriShave 3 in 1 Shave Créme for Women* – My armpits have been happily moisturised, rash-free and smelling like roses since using this.  Cheers to TriShave for being an ABBW sponsor.

AUM Line Minimising Cream* –  Organic skincare product which helps protect against photodamage – what’s not to like?  Check out their entire range.

L’Occitane Rose Lip Gloss Délice des Fleurs* – Deluxe lip gloss in a tin and smells delish and looks fab on my lips!  Check out L’Occitane’s new Aussie website.

Kiehl’s Cucumber Herbal Alcohol-Free Toner* – A refreshing and non-drying toner to soothe my dry skin.  Kiehl’s are the best for having another awesome price drop in Australia – don’t forget to enter the competition to win $200 worth of vouchers.

Endota Lavender & Alpine Pepper Hand Cream* – Great handbag companion.  Endota Spa have a spa-cation competition right now.

Revlon Beyond Natural Defining Mascara – I use this for my subtle “no make-up” make-up days.

(Note : All products not marked with * were purchased by me.)

Okay, so did you get the name of my new blog?  If you really cannot be bothered, please click here and it will magically take you there!

endota GLYCOLIC Polishing Mask & Nourishing Oil Changed My Life Forever

Every skincare lover knows how important it is to have AHA’s (alpha hydroxy acids) somewhere in their skincare routine.  AHA’s penetrate the dead surface cells of the skin and loosens them up to expose newer skin.  I never used to worry much about maintenance because I had fornightly facials with the Babor Lady, who did my wedding make-up, and I had weekly visits to the beauticians who did threading of my facial hair and body waxing, etc.  Fast forward a couple of years and I’m living in Melbourne and enjoying married life, but lost the luxury of my previous lavish lifestyle and resorting to DIY hair removal creams and DIY facials.  So my DIY facials consisted of a few face masks here and there with no sign of AHA’s till endota GLYCOLIC products – Polishing Mask and Nourishing Oil – entered my life and changed it forever.  And the story goes like this…