Archive for September, 2009

September 15, 2009

Product Review – Pantene Nourished Shine Collection

Pantene recently launched their new Nourished Shine Collection and the wonderful people at Pantene were kind enough to send me out some of the products to try & review.

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What is great about this product…

Simply put, they work! I tested out the Nourished Shine Shampoo, the Nourished Shine Conditioner & the 3 Minute Miracle treatment – and they are all products that I would repurchase. After a week of using both the shampoo & conditioner on a daily basis (necessary for my hair type) the appearance and feel of my hair has really improved. One major improvement is a lot of my flyaways (from blowdrying my hair nearly every day) have been tamed.

My favourite of the three is definitely the 3 Minute Miracle. I tried this out before heading out for the night, and I literally could not stop touching my own hair. This treatment makes your hair feel like silk. My friends even commented on how nice my hair looked – which is always a good thing.

Another great thing about these products is that you get excellent value for money, and a little bit of product goes a long way. The shampoo left my hair feeling clean but not squeaky, the conditioner was nourishing but still easy to rinse & the treatment did everything that it promised to do and more than I had expected.

What’s not so great about this product…

To be honest, I can’t think of anything I didn’t like about any of the 3 products that I tried. I will purchase all 3 again.

The Pantene Nourished Shine Collection is available from supermarkets, speciality stores and pharmacies throughout Australia. I would definitely suggest you try them, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed!

September 10, 2009

Want!

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I fell in love with this Elizabeth & James Alexandra Blouse as soon as I spotted it. Everything about it is perfect, especially the colour. I think I might just have to purchase this soon! Available from Shopbop.

PS: Don’t forget to enter the giveaway!
September 8, 2009

Spring Prep – The Wardrobe

It’s that time of year again! It’s now officially spring in Australia, and it’s time to clean things out and get ready for the new season. I spent most of last night cleaning out my wardrobe, and digging through the items I had put away at the beginning of winter this year. Now for some reason, at the start of every new season I am always inspired by a minimalist wardrobe – I only want a certain number of items that I can mix and match to make a few different outfits. But somehow at the end of every season I end up with a wardrobe bulging with items that still have the tags on them, and that don’t really suit the feel of what I was wearing that season anyway! So once again I am inspired by minimalism, and I’m going to try and keep this post in mind when I shop for things for my wardrobe… I don’t want to end up at the end of summer with a whole bunch of clothing that I’m never going to wear!

So I’ve drawn up a list of pieces that I think I want to work with this season, I have about 50% of them already in my closet, and I’m now on the hunt for…

peep toe flats (suitable for both work/casual)
peep toe wedges (in a nude shade)
flat sandals (in a brown/tan shade)
2 x pencil skirts (in shades other than black)
5 x sheer blouses (in light shades)
3 x lightweight cardigans (again in light shades)
above the knee shorts (preferably black)
leather bag (in a shade other than black – preferably nude)

One other thing I’ll be keeping in mind is a quote that I read last night. “The most beautiful colour in the whole world is the one that looks good on you” I have been favouring nude shades for this season, but it’s going to be important for me to find the RIGHT shades to suit my fair skin. It can either look lovely, or I could look like a walking corpse! So hopefully I pick the right ones…
September 7, 2009

Product Review – Trilogy Rosehip Oil

The lovely folk over at Adore Beauty were kind enough to send me out a sample of the Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil to review for their website.

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What is great about this product…

The rosehip oil is Certified Organic, which means there are no added preservatives, colours or fragrances. It is also good for all skin types, which was surprising to me as I have oily skin and didn’t realise that oil could be good for the issue of excess oiliness! I have noticed a huge difference in the softness of my skin since starting to incorporate the product into my daily routine. I actually touched my face in the shower one morning and was shocked at how soft my cheek was! I have also noticed that my skintone in general has become more even, and the areas where I had some redness (sides of nose & chin) seemed to have calmed down a lot. I’m not sure if this is purely because of the rosehip oil, or because I’ve also been using the Skinceuticals Phyto Corrective gel. Another bonus is that you only need a couple of drops per application, and at $35 AUD per 45ml, it’s definitely value for money!

What’s not so great about this product…

The only real problem I had with the oil was the fact that it left my face incredibly shiny. Even when I used the smallest amount of product, and spent some time really massaging it into my skin, it left a lot of shine. So personally I would only use the oil at night, never in the mornings.

The Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil is available for purchase from Adore Beauty. (and they ship internationally – bonus!)

PS: Don’t forget to enter the giveaway!!!