Posts tagged ‘echolife’

September 23, 2012

Current Skin Care Routine

My face has finally settled down after it’s typical ‘oh god a new season, time to freak out!’ episode, and I’m really happy with my skin care routine at the moment so I thought it would be a good time to share it with you all.

Cetaphil Gentle Cream Cleanser – I slather this over my face and wipe it off it with cotton pads to remove my makeup before hopping in the shower at night and properly cleansing with the Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel.

Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel – I’ve mentioned this quite a few times before, and it’s really the only cleanser that I use. I now buy the giant pump top bottles because they last a longer than the smaller bottles (obviously) and the packaging makes it so much easier to use when I’m in the shower. I only ever cleanse my face at night, so I use this in my shower in the evening.

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant – I’ve really cut back on the amount that I exfoliate my face and my skin seems to be thanking me for it. This is my holy grail facial exfoliant and I use it once or twice a week in the morning or evening – depending on when I feel that I need it most.

Echolife Lavender Face Mist – This is such a gentle and soothing face spray, I think I’m going to cry real tears when I run out of it. I use this every time I get out of the shower before putting on my serum/moisturiser.

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturiser SPF 15 – This is my favourite warm weather daily face moisturiser and I wear it every day.

Weleda Almond Soothing Facial Oil – I use this at night after I’ve spritzed my face with the Echolife Lavender Mist. I pat a couple of drops of the oil into my skin and let it sit for a couple of minutes before applying my moisturiser.

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Creme – I use this as a day time moisturiser in the cooler months of the year, but when it gets too hot to have anything heavy on my face I stick to using it as a night cream only. I layer this over the Weleda Almond Oil in the evening and I swear to god it is the most soothing and nourishing combination that I’ve ever come across.

Benefit It’s Potent Eye Cream – I really like this eye cream and I use it every morning and night, but I think that when I run out of this little deluxe sample jar I’m going to switch to the Kiehl’s Creamy Avocado eye cream instead.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Blemish Stick – Why do all spot treatments have to smell so flipping bad? I like this product, it does the job pretty well. I don’t break out that often so to be honest I’m not really that phased on what spot treatment I use.

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June 5, 2012

Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick Winner

The almighty Random.org has spoken, and I’m happy to announce that the winner of our Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick giveaway is Alison! Congratulations Alison, I will be contacting you shortly for your postal details. As always, a big thank you to all who took the time to enter the giveaway, and if you’re feeling lucky please head over to the Wella and Herbal Essences giveaways and enter those too.
April 23, 2012

Product Review + Giveaway: Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick

Let me introduce you to miracle worker. No word of a lie, this is probably the best anti-blemish skin treatment that I’ve ever used. But, as they say ‘promise small, deliver large‘ I’ll try not to gush too much. The first thing I noticed about this product was the smell, which I happen to hate with the fire of a thousand suns. It has a very strong herbal scent that to me smells distinctly like licorice. The smell does linger after you’ve applied the product, so I tend to only use this at night. The Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish stick is 100% natural, vegan friendly and is free from parabens and animal testing. To use the product you basically dab it on to any spots that you might have on your face and let it work it’s magic. I tend to apply it to either my fingertip or a cotton bud instead of directly to the skin to prevent any bacteria getting into the product itself. As far as performance goes, this stuff is pretty amazing. The liquid dries almost instantly on the skin and has literally cleared up a few of my blemishes overnight. The Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick retails for $19.95 AUD and can be purchased online from Echolife. (note: this product was sent to me for consideration for review)

If you’d like a chance to win a Burt’s Bees Blemish Stick of your own, simply leave a comment on this entry. Please be sure to include your email address so that I can contact you if you’re the winner and note that this giveaway is open to Australian residents only. Entries close May 23, 2012. Good luck!

February 26, 2012

Burt’s Bees Beeswax Handcreme Giveaway Winner

Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter the Burt’s Bees Beeswax Hand Creme Giveaway, and my apologies at drawing the winner so late. Congratulations to Kimberley, as Random.org has deemed you the winner of the giveaway! I will be emailing you soon for your details. Thanks again to everyone for participating and of course to Echolife for hosting the giveaway.
February 22, 2012

Product Review: Echolife Rose Facial Mist

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say this is a perfect product. A holy grail even. I love rose mists, and have been using them in place of a toner on and off ever since I started getting serious about skin care. The Echolife Rose Facial Mist is in the top 3 of all of the floral mists I have tried over the years, and that is saying a lot. The ingredients are pure and simple (nothing but purified water and rosa centifolia oil) and the smell is subtle and refreshing. The Echolife Rose Facial Mist is beneficial for all skin types, but for my combination skin I find that it helps out most with redness and general skin irritability. This particular mist gets bonus points for being all natural (vegan), paraben free and free from animal testing. It gets double bonus points and a free life for being the creation of Echolife, one of my favourite Australian online health stores on the web. The Echolife Rose Facial Mist retails for $19.90 (with free shipping within Australia) and can be purchased online from the Echolife store. (note: I was sent this product for consideration for review)
January 14, 2012

Product Review: Burt’s Bees Beeswax Hand Creme [+ giveaway]

My current summer nighttime routine consists of showering, washing my hair, lighting a candle and sitting down to watch an episode of The X Files while letting some of this amazing hand cream sink into my paws. The Burt’s Bees Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Creme comes packaged in a beautiful and fairly heavy glass jar (not only does it look good sitting on my desk, but it doubles as a handy paperweight). The cream itself is also quite heavy, and it takes quite a while to settle into the skin once it’s been rubbed into my hands. For this reason I would suggest only using this cream when you have the time to let it sink in before having to do anything. It smells amazing and has a soft almond scent that is natural and not too sweet or overpowering. As with all Burt’s Bees products, this hand creme is not tested on animals. The Burt’s Bees Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Creme retails for $19.95 AUD and is available for purchase from Echolife Australia. (note: this product was sent for consideration for review) To coincide with this review, Echolife Australia have offered a jar of this amazing cream to giveaway to one of you lovely readers. To enter, simply leave a comment on this entry and be sure to include your email address so that I can contact you if you’re the winner. Please note that this giveaway is open to Australian residents only, and will close on February 14, 2012. Best of luck!