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6 Luxurious Hand Creams You Should Try Today

 

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I never understood my girlfriends’ obsessions with hand creams.  You know the girls who :-

  • Carry hand creams in their handbags
  • Have hand creams in their own car AND in their partner’s car AND next to the bathroom sink AND on their bedside table AND in the fridge (okay, I made that last one up!)
  • Apply hand cream every hour on the dot

Well, I finally get it.  Kinda.

Now that I’ve had a baby (it’s ALWAYS about the baby!), I can truly appreciate a luxurious hand cream which will not only keep your hands lovely and moisturised like baby soft skin but also, keep the dreaded hand wrinkles at bay!

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Her Name Is Laura…

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No, I haven’t popped out my baby girl yet!  And no, we’re not going to call her Laura either.  But I’m talking about the Laura Mercier Touch Up Brush Clutch For Eyes & Cheeks which landed on my beauty desk recently.

*hehe*
But I fooled y’all for a second, didn’t I?
…crickets chirping…

Moving swiftly on…

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Review : Shu Uemura Art Of Hair Cleansing Oil Shampoo Gentle Radiance Cleanser

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Shu Uemura, quite possibly my ultimate all-time favourite beauty brand, were the first to introduce cleansing oils as part of a skincare routine.  Well, did you know they have brought out cleansing oil for hair too?  No, I didn’t know either until a few months ago when I was invited to the opening of Maison Tsumiki, a luxurious hair salon which is one of 4 exclusive Shu Uemura Art of Hair stockists in Victoria.  I got chatting to salon owner Linda Nishimura and she raved about Shu Uemura Art Of Hair Cleansing Oil Shampoo Gentle Radiance Cleanser and my interest was piqued after that night.  Needless to say, I was super delighted when I got a chance to try the product myself 🙂

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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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NEW! Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder

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I am pleased to showcase another BRAND NEW & COMING SOON tried, tested and loved beauty product which was sent for review – Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder.  You heard it here first, but I declare that it is TOTALLY THE BEES KNEES and you will see why later when you see the unedited before and after photos because high res photos (taken with my awesome new Canon 40mm pancake lens – thank you hubby!) tell no lies!!!

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Beauty News : Shu Uemura Price Drop in Australia

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Haven’t you heard already?  My all-time favourite beauty brand Shu Uemura has recently had a major price drop in Australia – with up to 40% off across half the range!!  Wowee!

As you may remember, I usually stock up on Shu Uemura products when I go to Hong Kong because it works out to be cheaper there.  But now with no plans to head to Asia in the foreseeable future and with the reduced prices, I can just get my Shu Uemura fix in Australia – YAY!

Let’s take a look at the lower prices…

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