The Best Beauty Products I’ve Ever Reviewed

The Best Beauty Products I’ve Ever Reviewed

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Over the past five years, I’ve reviewed more beauty products than you’ve had hot dinners. Whilst I wholeheartedly endorse you buying any of  the products I’ve given a favourable nod to, there are some that stand out as must-have-can’t-live-without-beauty-hall-of-fame prods. The products I buy again and again.  So, here’s my list of the best beauty products I’ve ever reviewed. Note, these products may not be suitable to your skin and hair type. I have combination skin which can get very dry or over hydrated with the wrong products; I have very dry hair after a misspent youth with one too many packets of supermarket hair dye; and fair skin with cool/pink undertones. [ Cleanser ] Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution is the only milky cleanser I have come across that leaves my skin feeling clean, yet hydrated. Many milky or cream cleansers don’t strip my skin, yet they don’t leave it

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Most Coveted :: The Beauty Musts and Lusts

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Guest Contributor :: Melissa Koutoukidis [ JURLIQUE CALENDULA REDNESS RESCUE RANGE ] As someone who suffers from sensitive skin, redness on the cheeks is probably the symptom that gives me the most strife. As a result of irritated cheeks, I usually also get quite congested in that area and end up looking dull and lack lustre. The beauty of this range is not only how it targets redness, but within a week of use I could see noticeably less redness and my naturally blemish-free skin fighting to burst through. Right off the bat, the Restorative Treatment Serum is my favourite of the bunch because it instantly smooths the texture of my skin. [ DERMALOGICA SKINPERFECT PRIMER SPF 30 ] I have a confession to make: I don’t regularly use primer. I know, I know, it’s a crime not to prime, and it increases the longevity of your makeup BUT sometimes

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Build a Fragrance Wardrobe :: Scents for All Outfits & Seasons

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Guest Contributor :: Melissa Koutoukidis Every lady needs a go-to fragrance for the evenings when the Moet is popped open and the red lipstick comes out to play. For a sophisticated scent that will announce your arrival in the best possible way, seek light floral notes with a more seductive base of vanilla or musk. Elizabeth Arden | Untold EDP Yves Saint Laurent | Manifesto EDP Whether it’s brunch with your gal pals or running off to Westfield in the middle of the day, you want a casual fragrance that captures your femininity but isn’t too overpowering. Light yet feminine floral scents of peony and freesia usually fit the bill but if you like a stronger sillage, an earthier scent with the warm undertones of vanilla or patchouli may also suit. Giorgio Armani | Si EDP Chloe | Chloe Signature EDP There is nothing more off-putting than sharing a cubicle with

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AGING GRACEFULLY :: TWEEZERMAN & AVEENO PRODUCTS REVIEW

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Suzana Milan, Aging Gracefully beauty reviewer has recently tried a set of Tweezermans to see if they are worth the extra investment, and as a devotee to not only aging gracefully, but also as holistically as possible, she undertakes an Avenno products review- Jennifer Aniston thinks they’re the business, but does Suzana? [ Aveeno Active Naturals ] Oats, some of you love them for breakfast, me, not so much. When I have oats I like them smothered all over my body. That’s right, all over my body, daily, and I use a body wash and moisturiser containing the natural properties of colloidal oatmeal, Aveeno Active Naturals. This product piqued my interest from the moment I read the words colloidal oatmeal. Knowing a little about the historical use of oats in the treatment of skin ailments and finding out that to produce colloidal oatmeal, the entire oat kernel is ground to

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HOW TO DO YOUR OWN GEL NAILS AT HOME :: ORLY SMARTGELS REVIEW

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:: How to Do Your Own Gel Nails at Home I love sporting the perfect manicure, yet sometimes I just don’t get time to get back to the salon and end up with less than fabulous nails in between appointments. I’m also a big fan of shellac and gel for its long lasting poweress, so when I was asked if I’d like to review the Orly smartGELS at home system, I said yes quicker than an aging supermodel contemplating her first Botox injection. Gels are not damaging to your nails like acrylics, and they take a lot less time to do. They say under 20 minutes for the Orly smartGELS, but I found once I’d done it a few times, I could easily do it in around ten minutes. Really, it’s similar to doing a normal manicure, but by curing with the LED lamp in between you can do your

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MOST COVETED :: BEAUTY & LIFESTYLE LUST-HAVES GIVEAWAY

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:: Elizabeth Arden Untold EDP It’s not often that one becomes completely enamoured by the narrative surrounding the launch of a  fragrance. Yet as soon as I read the caption behind Elizabeth Arden’s newest perfume- “There is an untold story behind every modern woman who is thriving in her life’s journey“- I had to sniff this scented mantra of the modern woman, quick smart. If you only add one new bottle to your fragrance wardrobe this year, let it be Untold. :: OPI The Bond Girls Nail Polish Collection If you’re new to the nail art trend, OPI’s liquid sand formula is the perfect way to dip your toes (and fingers) into something a little more special than your average lacquer. When applied, the formula transforms into a textured layer of colour that is rich with glitter and depth of colour. This particular range of liquid sands pay homage to bygone Bond Girls, from

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