Priceline Skincare Haul

priceline skincare haul

Happy Friday folks! #TGIF

Did you go to the recent Priceline 40% skincare sale? On Tuesday & Wednesday, Priceline had 40% off all skincare, both in store and online. I wasn’t planning on going but on Tuesday morning, I saw everyone’s purchases on instagram and … I caved. I didn’t just go on Tuesday, I went Wednesday at lunch time too. If you are on a budget, stay away from instagram. It’s like a crazy tornado that sucks you right into the hype haha.

Because I wasn’t planning on buying anything, majority of my purchases were ‘grab whatever I could get my hands on’.

Here’s what I got:

  • La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Eye Contour
  • La Roche-Posay Pigmentclar Serum
  • La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+
  • La Roche-Posay Sensi White Foaming Cream
  • La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL
  • Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution
  • Bioderma Sensibio Mask
  • NUXE Nirvanesque Contour Des Yeux
  • Neutrogena Triple Protect Face Lotion

The Anthelios XL, Effaclar Duo+ and Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution were re-purchases. The Neutrogena Triple Protect Face Lotion was also a repurchase but for the husband. This one works well on his combo/oily skin, doesn’t block pores or cause any break outs.

What did you buy from the Priceline sale? Let me know in the comments below!!

Garnier Miracle Sleeping Cream Review

Garnier Miracle sleeping cream review
Happy Tuesday folks! Today’s post will be a review on the Garnier Miracle Sleeping Cream!

Garnier recently launched their own sleeping mask called the Miracle Sleeping Cream. I was lucky enough to be able to try this sleeping cream as it was included in the goodie bag when I attended the Garnier welcome breakfast for Voices of 2015. According to Garnier, the Miracle Sleeping Cream contains 7 anti-ageing actives to help improve quality of sleep and signs of ageing. The 7 anti-ageing actives are LHA, Adenosine, Glycerin, Hyaluronic acid, Ruscus, Jojoba Oil and Pure Lavender Essential Oil.

Not getting your beauty sleep? Miracle Sleeping Cream’s innovative formula combines the power of a mask with the lightness of a cream to fight signs of fatigue.

Garnier Miracle sleeping cream review
Additional info:

  • Made in Germany
  • Size: 50ml
  • Price: $19.95
  • Available at leading pharmacies and supermarkets

Application: Used like a night cream after cleansing, apply generous amount to the face.

What I like:

  • The texture of the cream is quite fascinating…it’s bouncy!
  • At first I thought the cream would be sticky but once applied, it’s not sticky at all
  • The cream absorbs quickly
  • It has a nice fruity scent but can be a bit overpowering if you are sensitive to scents
  • Leaves my skin feeling fresh and plump the following morning
  • It’s lightweight so you can use it every night and won’t have to worry about clogging pores

Overall: I’ve been using this 3 times a week for 4 weeks and it’s a great night cream. I can’t say that the cream has improved my sleep as such but my skin does feel more smooth and hydrated. It’s a lovely addition to any beauty enthusiast skincare collection.

Have you tried sleeping masks before?

Product was provided in a goodie bag. This has not influenced my opinion in anyway.

 

Creating Memories with Emma And Roe

Emma & Roe

Happy Monday folks!

In the last few years, charm bracelets have been increasing in popularity. There are hundreds and hundreds of charms to choose from to personalise your very own special bracelet. Some choose to decorate their bracelets based on travel destinations, romantic sentiments, favourite animals or even food. I jumped on the charm bracelet bandwagon fours years ago and I fill my bracelets based on milestones or special events in my life. I find it’s a really good conversation starter if you run out of things to talk about with friends or random people you just met. These days there are a few companies that specialise in charm bracelets and one of these is Emma and Roe.

The Emma and Roe range was initially sold in Michael Hill stores but they became so popular, they branched out online and opened free-standing stores. What’s cool about the Emma and Roe website is you can build your very own charm bracelets directly online by choosing the type of bracelet and adding on different charms. You can see instantly how the bracelet looks and chop & change charms as you please.

One of the good things about charm bracelets is that even if you’re on a budget, you can still afford good quality jewelry for family or friends without breaking the bank. If you’re feeling lazy, you can even buy a charm for every birthday and Christmas..you will never have to think about what to buy again!

Emma & Roe

I was super spoiled by Emma and Roe, they allowed me to choose a few pieces to feature on my blog. The charms and bracelets that I received were made from 925 sterling silver, were high quality and had fantastic craftsmanship. Both bracelets can be opened and closed easily with one hand.

Here I chose the starter bracelet Pink Glass & Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet. This starter bracelet comes with a bracelet and 7 charms to help kick start my Emma and Roe charm collection. This bracelet feels light and does not weigh down my wrist. I totally love the feature pink Murano glass charm. I accidentally dropped my bracelet onto my floorboards and can safely report back that nothing was broken, you can be assured that the charms are sturdy and does not break easily.

Emma & Roe

The next item I picked was the Purple Triple Wrap Leather Charm Bracelet (52cm) and I also added 2 individual charms to it. I have tiny wrists and this leather bracelet fits perfectly. So if you have a slightly wider wrist, I would suggest buying a bigger size. I’ve been wearing it everyday since I received it a couple of weeks ago and it’s still in perfect condition. Emma and Roe also provides a care instruction card to ensure that the product is kept looking good for longer.

The first charm I selected is the Pink Cubic Zirconia Pave. I chose this because it would look good on it’s own or combined with my pink Glass & Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet plus it was pink and sparkly so I could not resist.

The second charm I picked is the Eiffel Tower. I’ve always wanted to visit Paris and I seriously loved how cute this charm looks. One day when I finally get to go visit Paris, this charm will have a special meaning.

Did I tell you that Emma and Roe provides complimentary gift wrapping for each purchase? How good is that!!

I have to admit this charm collecting business is quite addictive. Just like the Pringles slogan, “Once you pop, you can’t stop”.

Do you own a charm bracelet? 

This is a sponsored post.

 

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