Australis Powder Cream

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Hello there. Long time no see. What have you been up to? I had a baby four months ago so both beauty and writing about beauty have been low on my priority list. Since giving birth to my second son, I’ve resembled a crazy lady. Now I’m slowly finding my way out of the baby fog with the goal to spend more time doing things I enjoy. It’s good to be back …

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Innoxa Perfect Lash Mascara – Brown

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Brand/Colour/Price: Innoxa Perfect Lash Mascara in Brown. It costs $19.95 from Myer, Priceline or shop online.

I’m so pregnant right now, as in only-six-sleeps-away-from-my-frikkin-due-date pregnant. For weeks and weeks now I’ve been feeling crap. I’m both restless and tired, hungry and nauseated, grouchy and excited. Most the time I just feel like this:

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Dallas Buyers Club wins Oscar for Best Makeup

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Robin Matthews has nabbed the Oscar for best makeup. Turning healthy Hollywood stars into dying AIDS carriers sounds intense to say the least. But on top of all that she was working on a $250 budget.

During her acceptance speech she thanked Jared Leto and Matthew McConaughey “for letting us transform and torture you”. She also said, “For all the victims of AIDS, we are honoured and blessed to bring your story to the forefront of the younger generation that doesn’t understand AIDS.”

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Lush Sikkim Girls Body Lotion

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Ed’s note: Even though we were given this at the Lush Christmas blogger event, our reviews are honest opinions. We don’t believe in sugar coating unless it’s on our food. Our guinea pig today is our awesome contributor, Andrea Reitano.

I’ve been on the lookout for an everyday, light, cruelty-free moisturiser. Body butters don’t have the same results in summer as they do winter. In winter they make my skin feel nourished and revitalised, but in summer they don’t absorb as well because of the heat and I wind up feeling slick and greasy.  I’ve loved all the Lush lotions Emma has thrown my way so far, so I was excited to try out another bestseller.

Brand/product: Sikkim Girls Body Lotion by Lush. Lush says, “Jasmine flowers infused with vanilla pods and Darjeeling tea creates the soothing base. Unpreserved and beautifully rich, creamy butters and hemp oil nourish your skin while Tuberose, Jasmine and Frangipani essential oils entice others closer.  A sexy, nourishing cream that will leave you feeling seduced after the bath or shower.”

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Lush Ultrabland Cleanser

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Have you noticed we’re on a bit of a Lush roll at the moment? Maybe it’s a subconscious New Year’s resolution, but I’m determined to get the reviews up of the products we have been given at the 2013 Lush blogger events. And yes, they are all honest reviews.

At last year’s May event we were given a facial cleanser called Ultrabland. Unfortunately, after a few trials I realised that it wasn’t going to suit my skin type. My skin is sensitive and the texture of this is quite thick which means you need to wipe it off with a flannel. Flannels (or face washers if that’s what you call them) are too rough on my skin. Usually I just wash my hands and then use water to splash the cleanser off my face. So, ultrabland sat in the cupboard for a while. I really didn’t want it to go to waste. As a beauty blogger I’m very conscious of using the products we are given – it’s more environmentally sustainable. So I passed this on to one of our contributors to review instead. Our guinea pig today is the divine Lisa Ginnane. Continue reading

Lush Snow Fairy Shower Gel and Candy Mountain Bubble Bar

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Ed’s note: Even though we were given this at the Lush Christmas blogger event, our reviews are honest opinions. We don’t believe in sugar coating unless it’s on our food. Our guinea pig today is our awesome contributor, Andrea Reitano.

So Christmas has come and gone (Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all) and with the festive season came the Limited Edition Christmas range products from Lush. It’s disappointing some of these products aren’t available all year round, but you still have time to make a quick pit stop and pick up the last of these babies – and best of all, they’re half off! These are two of my personal favourites.

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Lush Santa Baby Lip Tint and Santa’s Lip Scrub

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Ed’s note: Even though we were given this at the Lush Christmas blogger event, our reviews are honest opinions. We don’t believe in sugar coating unless it’s on our food. Our guinea pig today is the lovely Lisa Ginnane. However, our contributor Andrea Reitano just sent through her thoughts as well (she bough the Lip Tint during a Lush shopping spree). So double the reviews today.  YAY!

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