In the UK I worked for a very popular and well-loved cosmetics and skincare brand which I absolutely loved – work never really felt like work, and one of my biggest passions is all things which are beauty related. Working for this brand also allowed me to test and try other products from the other company brands which was just heaven! So, I prepared and stocked up on most of my skincare and beauty essentials prior to my move to Melbourne, and so far my products have lasted me well – although there are constantly new products being launched and I’m a sucker for them!
The products listed are a mixture of skincare and cosmetics which I have been looking in to and researching, and I have found them through recommendations on popular beauty bloggers blog posts, YouTube channels, and some simply through shopping around, so here goes!
I remember discovering this product after watching a video post from Chloe Morello (click here to visit her channel) and thinking I need this product! I have oily skin and very open pores so cleansing is a must to help minimise and prevent build up and further stretching of the pore walls. The rage for clarisonic and other similar products had never previously appealed to me but I feel that the Foreo appears different in that it is perfectly simplistic. It is basically a device that boosts the cleansing step to your skincare routine. It is made from silicone with one side being partly covered in small ‘touch points.’ You cleanse as normal and use the Foreo to help further break down, loosen and remove dead skin cells, and cleanse the pores more efficiently through its pulsations. The reason this is on my wishlist and for me wins over other cleansing devices, is that it is completely waterproof, more hygienic as it is easy to clean, it is simplistic – there are no extra parts or need for replacing brush heads, and a single charge lasts up to 450 uses. Foreo also provides a two year warranty which is reassuring and gives you peace of mind.
GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment
I found this product whilst shopping in a Mecca Cosmetica store at Chadstone. I had briefly heard and seen it in a magazine back home but never looked in to it anymore. Personally, mud masks are a god-send as they help to withdraw excess oil and impurities from pores. The Glam Glow mask is the mud masks of all mud masks; it contains added benefits such as glycolic and salicylic acid, eucalyptus, aloe, liquorice and a blend of other ingredients including patented pore reducing and rejuvenating technologies. It promises for a better, more rejuvenated skin and many other benefits and I think it is important for all skin types to regularly include face masks in their skincare routine. The appeal of this mud mask to me is that the extra added technology promises of a more refined skin texture with pores minimized, and also works on photo and age damaged skin – which is a concern due to how much time I have been spending in the sun over summer here in Melbourne!
Becca Cosmetics Ever-Matte Shine Proof Foundation
I find that probably like most people I go through phases with which products I use. Foundation is pivotal as it creates the base for the rest of your makeup to be applied. Everyone wants to have that perfectly flawless face that looks natural but also helps to conceal any imperfections. I read about this foundation through a blog post on pixiwoo.com and immediately I knew I would have to purchase this foundation at some point! Trying to get a hold of it in the UK proved difficult, I could not find a counter nearby that stocked all of the Becca products and so I couldn’t get matched up for a colour! What appeals to me is that it is a soft focus matte foundation – I prefer a matte finish due to having oily skin but don’t want to have that overly powdered look. My skin tends to turn foundations shiny particularly on the nose and cheeks. It also means that foundations don’t seem to wear very long on me so I have to touch up throughout the day. Since moving here I visited David Jones and was able to test the foundation and I am just as impressed as I hoped I would be! There is a great range of tones to suit different skins, the feeling was velvety on the skin but not heavy, and it didn’t seem to move or ‘melt’ off! The only reason this is something that is on my wishlist and not something I have purchased is that I cant justify buying it yet as I bought three of my current foundations to bring with me to Australia which need using up first!
Kevin Murphy Angel.Wash and Angel.Rinse
After visiting the hairdressers today (I am going to do a post later on my new hair!) I was recommended the Angel range of wash and rinse by Kevin Murphy. I have become more conscious of what I am using on my hair and trying to protect it from heat and too many chemicals. I have been buying shampoo and conditioner that are free from sulfates, parabens and that are not tested on animals. My hair has also become a lot more fine over the years and can dry out at the ends regularly. As it was my first time at this salon I thought I would come home and do my research on the products a bit more, and have decided that I will definitely be treating myself to them on my next visit! The products are sulphate and paraben free and also cruelty free. The Angel range is perfect for me as it is for fine, colour treated hair to help add volume without weighing hair down or making it greasy. The list of gentle, natural ingredients and their benefits is amazing too, there is so much packed in to just the one shampoo!
I am so excited to hopefully purchase and try these products soon! I like to take care and do some research in to products before I buy to make sure they are right for me, as it is always a pain when a product goes unused and you usually end up giving it away because it doesn’t suit you! Hope everyone is enjoying the week so far and looking forward to the weekend! xo