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Stuff I’ve Been Loving – July edition

Stuff I'm loving - July edition
Welcome to Stuff I’ve Been Loving – July Edition!! Mann.. July came and went so quickly. I don’t even remember what I did all month apart from work. I was sent some brilliant products in late June and I have used it throughout July. One of the perks of being a beauty blogger is that we get the opportunity to try different products. Even after two years of blogging, I still think about how lucky I am that brands are willing to send me their products.
.Stuff I'm loving - July edition

Frank Green X Those Girls Smart Cup* – I’ve been seeing Frank Green Smart Cups pop up quite regularly on Instagram and I’ve been obsessed with getting one. Out of nowhere one day, I came home from work and there was a package left on my front door. When I opened it, I was squealing with excitement and told the hubs ‘best week everrr‘. Inside the package was a Frank Green X Those Girls Smart Cup! The Frank Green Smart Cups are made with high quality materials so it won’t stain or make your coffee smell like plastic. The outer surface is rubbery so it won’t slip around and fits perfectly in my hand. They also come in a range of bright funky colours.

Fitbit Flex – I’ve had my Fitbit for over a year, I have an on and off relationship with this guy. I keep forgetting to charge it and would leave it sitting on my desk for months at a time. With a fully charged battery, I can get about 6 days out of it. During June and July, I’ve been wearing it everyday and tried to maintain an average of 14,000 steps. I’ve also been participating in some friendly Fitbit challenges with fellow beauty bloggers. I like to spend 40 minutes of my lunch time walking around and jog on the treadmill after work.

Nature’s Care PawPaw Balm* – Lately I’ve been loving multi-purpose products. The Nature’s Care PawPaw Balm can be used on all sorts of places such as dry elbows, knees, nail cuticles, lips, hands and on cracked heels. There are plenty of more uses for it but couldn’t name everything. The packaging is very hygienic and fits perfectly into my handbag.

Stuff I'm loving - July edition

Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask – I’ve been switching between this overnight mask and the Garnier Miracle Sleeping Cream. I love both of them but I decided to feature the Clinique overnight mask because I don’t think I’ve ever talked about how amazing this mask is on the blog. I’ve had this mask for around 3 or 4 months and have been using it a couple of days a week. If you are wondering how to use it, I do my usual night time face routine and then apply this mask. There’s no washing, scrubbing or wiping off with tissues. It’s like a night time cream but slightly thicker.

Vanessa Megan Natures Elixir Face Oil* – During winter I love facial oils, it helps to keep my face hydrated especially at night. I apply a few drops of the Vanessa Megan Natures Elixir Face Oil, dilute with a bit of water and apply it all over my face. If I use it in the morning, it helps my powder to look more dewy. I think if you have oily skin, you should only use this at night.

DIY beads on Emma & Roe Rice Bead Chain* – I was sent the Emma & Roe Rice Bead Chain together with the bracelets in July but I couldn’t think of a way to style the necklace. A couple of weeks ago, I was flicking through facebook and noticed people wearing clay bead necklaces. I thought it was a pretty cool idea so I tried to make it myself. I bought some clay from Spotlight, molded the beads into shape and chucked them into the oven. I was pretty impressed with how it turned out and it looks awesome on the rice bead chain. I’ve been wearing it almost everyday to work.

Carmex Jasmine Green Tea Lip Balm* – When I first used this lip balm, I was amazed at the scent. It seriously smells like jasmine green tea!! Jasmine and green tea are my two favourite teas. I literally drink it every night after dinner. I love how the balm is in a hygienic squeezy tube form, instead of the original Carmex pot.

Stuff I'm loving - July edition

Aveda Invati Thickening Conditioner – I’ve been using this thickening conditioner for a while but keep forgetting to include it in my posts. Especially during winter, my hair gets very dull and flat. Using the Aveda thickening conditioner, it has provided my hair with some extra ompf.

Imperial Leather Indulgence Body Wash* – I was sent the new Imperial Leather Indulgence body wash a couple of months ago. The body wash comes in three beautiful scents: Effortless, Beautiful and Precious. At the moment, I have only tried Beautiful which is a combination of jasmine, lychee and peony scents. Totally in love with the scent, it leaves my skin feeling amazing and my shower smelling devine.

Germaine De Capuccini Intensive Multi-correction Cream* – This cream has left my skin feeling incredibly moisturised and hydrated. It absorbs quite quickly into the skin and does not leave your skin feeling sticky or greasy. The texture reminds me of body butter but not as thick. It’s a good moisturiser but I didn’t notice any differences in terms of wrinkle reduction or firmness.

What are your favourite products for July?

Products marked with * have been provided for consideration. This has not influenced my opinion in anyway.

 

 

Current hair products I’m using

current hair products
Hiya friends! The last time I talked about my hair care routine was in May last year. So I thought it’s time to give an update on the current hair products I’m using. Just wanted to quickly say that at the time of taking this photo (6 weeks ago), I have only just received Kelapa Shampoo and Conditioner in the mail. The reason why I had to take photos first is because once you leave it in the shower, the packaging gets kind of gross and it doesn’t look good in photos anymore. As a blogger we always strive to better our photos so most of us always take photos before we actually use it. Pheww..glad I got that out of the way, just in case you were wondering why the bottles were still full.
current hair products

Kelapa Organics Shampoo and Conditioner

Kelapa Organics’ is Australian Certified Organic, vegan and vegetarian friendly. They are also made and owned in Australia. The products are free from sodium lauryl sulphate, synthetic fragrances, artificial preservatives, artificial colours and parabens. Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) is the stuff that helps shampoo lather and although this shampoo is free of SLS, it still lathers quite decently. Both the shampoo and conditioner are formulated with organic coconut oil and argan oil to help nourish and protect the hair. After 6 weeks of using this, my hair is tangle-free and incredibly soft.

current hair products

Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil

I got the Shu Uemura hair oil from a blogging event I was invited to sometime last week. Prior to the event, I didn’t know much about their hair care range. Shu Uemura are well known for their eyelashes and oil cleansers, they also have an amazing range of skincare too! The Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil is seriously a great product. It feels luxurious and light on my hair. I use it mostly on my ends and sometimes work through my head. I’ve used it on wet and dry hair, both works just as well.

Kerastase Touche Perfection

The Kerastase Touche Perfection was featured on my post last year. This is a much loved product but I did stop using it for almost half a year and found it in my beauty cabinet a couple of months ago. It gives my dry bits an extra something.

Aveda Dry Remedy Moisturizing Masque

I love using hair masks once a week and this one is seriously good. I usually leave it on for 5-10mins while I’m showering. It leaves my hair super soft and bouncy. I almost forgot to mention how amazing this masque smells, actually all Aveda products smells this amazing.

current hair products

GHD Heat Protect Spray

The GHD Heat Protect Spray was also featured on my post last year. I love the black sleek packaging and it fits perfectly in my hands. It’s a super lightweight spray and the scent is not annoying. I think I’m up to my 3rd or 4th bottle now, it’s that great! One bottle will last me a year and it’s about $22 purchased online.

Toni & Guy Cleanse Dry Shampoo

Washing my hair is a chore to me. Sometimes if I’m feeling ultra lazy, I can go without washing my hair for 5 days straight with the help of my trusty Toni & Guy Cleanse Dry Shampoo. The husband thinks I’m gross haha but seriously I really can’t be bothered. This dry shampoo smells amazing. Every time I use it, feels like I’ve just stepped out of the hairdresser.  Can you believe it leaves no white residual??? Spray and spray and nothing!!

So tell me how often do you wash your hair?

Kelapa products were provided for consideration and Shu Uemura hair oil was part of a goodie bag. It has not influenced my opinion in anyway. The rest of the other products were purchased by moi.

 

 

Christmas Gift Guide 2014

Hiya folks! Oh my gosh I can’t believe Christmas is around the corner again. 2014 has gone by so quickly, felt like I just celebrated Christmas a few months ago. For some reason, I thought I’ve done a Christmas gift guide before but realised this is actually my first ever! Items in this post are things I really love or want.

Lets start off with this beauty – Aurora Spa Holiday Glow Hand Kit

This lovely gift pack contains 500ml Botanical Hand Wash and a 100ml Rose & Shea Hand Cream with a total value of $59 for just $49. I was sent this lovely gift pack and placed this in my downstairs bathroom. Everyone who has used it kept asking me where it was from and how amazing it was.

2014 christmas gift guide aurora spa

 

The Body Shop – The Schoolbook Of Peace 

The Schoolbook of Peace is one of the many schoolbooks The Body Shop has released for Christmas. The products are made from fair trade suppliers in Nepal and ingredients are ethically sourced. I just love opening the book and smelling the lovely apple scent. This gift pack contains 20ml Lip Balm, 50ml Body Butter, 60ml Shower Gel & 25g Soap. The price of this gift pack is $36.95.

2014 christmas gift guide the body shop schoolbook of peace

 

 Clinique Party Lips and Nails

Ok peeps, how pretty does this gift pack look? If anyone bought me one of these, I would love them forever…well maybe not forever but a good few weeks haha This gift pack features 2 A Different Nail Enamel for sensitive skins in Hi Sweetie & Hot Date, 2 Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Pudgy Peony & Voluptuous Violet and a makeup bag. This party pack retails for $45.

2014 christmas gift guide clinique Party Lips and Nails

 

Aveda A Gift Of A Little Relief

People who love hand cream would appreciate this (me me me!!). This beautifully wrapped gift pack contains 3 travel size moisturising hand creams featuring 3 different types of aromas (original, shampure & rosemary mint). This gift set retails for $45.

aveda a gift of relief

 

Invisibobble With Love Styling Box

The ultimate hair styling box, limited edition too! This pack comes with 3 Invisibobble from the With Love Edition bands, 2 styling donuts, 1 invisibobble hair clip and a step-by-step updo guide. Someone needs to buy this for me asap! You can buy these at Phoenix Nationale.

Invisibobble With Love Styling Box

 

 

stocking fillers

Stocking fillers!

  1. ORLY’s latest limited edition collection – Sparkle. Comes in six fab colours and costs $18.95 each.
  2. EcoTools Konjac Facial Sponge in ‘Deep Cleansing’ and ‘Sensitive Skin’ –  $14.99 each
  3. The Body Shop Watermelon Lantern – Contains a Watermelon Lip Balm and also fits a tea light candle – $10.95 each
  4. The Body Shop Geisha Doll Lip & Cheek Stain –  Comes in a red shade and has the cutest special edition packaging – $32.95
  5. Rimmel  Provocalips 16HR Kiss Proof Lip Colour – Available in 8 shades – $17.95 each
  6. Tangle Teezer Limited Edition Baublelicious – Only available for Christmas 2014 – $34.95

I hope you enjoyed my Christmas gift guide/Kerri’s wish list haha

What’s on your Christmas wishlist?

Some products may have been provided for consideration. I’ve only included the stuff I genuinely love.

 

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