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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.

 

 

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.

 

Winter Skin Care and Giveaway

How cold has it been in Melbourne lately? Lucky for me, I have two weeks off work but I can still feel the icy cold winds when I’m walking to the gym at night. The harsh cold weather really dries out the skin so today I’m going to show you what I use to keep my skin hydrated.

winter skin care

winter skin care

Moisturiser – At night, I use a thicker and more rich moisturiser to help give that extra bit of hydration. A good moisturiser will absorb quickly and doesn’t feel heavy. I wake up with smooth refreshed skin.

Rosehip Oil – There are many benefits of using rosehip oil such as diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as improving skin elasticity and texture. I mainly use rosehip oil in winter as it can really help with dry skin and evening out my skintone.

Eye cream – It’s amazing no matter how many hours you sleep in winter, it’s always a struggle to wake up. That’s why in the cooler months, I switch to an eye cream that helps with dark circles.

Face masks – I use plenty of face masks in winter. It helps to give you that extra boost your skin needs. Plus, it’s always quite relaxing doing a face mask while watching your favourite youtuber.

winter skin care

Body Conditioner – Have you ever got out of the shower with super tight skin? I have! To prevent that from happening, I like to slather body conditioner all over my body and rinse it off before getting out of the shower. A body conditioner will leave your skin smooth and sliky, definitely a treat for your skin.

Body Moisturiser – After the body conditioner, I then moisturise my skin with body cream for dry skin.

Hand Cream – Especially in winter, I always carry a hand cream around in my bag. As I mentioned in my other post, my knuckles would crack and it gets quite painful.

winter skin care lips

Lips – People with dry lips such as myself always ensure we carry at least one lip balm around in our bags or at our work desk. Carmex is a winter must have product because it’s known for it’s deep moisturising benefits. I still remember the first time I used the original Carmex lip balm – I got the famous ‘Carmex tingle’, it really feels like it’s working magic.

winter skin care giveaway

So onto the giveaway! Thanks to Carmex, I will be giving away a full range of Carmex products (see above). Of course you will get unopened products, I just took a photo of what I have.

To win this fabulous prize, all you have to do is tell me in 25 words or less “What’s your winter must have?”

Terms & Conditions – click here
  • Open to Australian Residents Only
  • Must answer the question
  • One entry per household
  • If you are under 18yrs old, please make sure you get your parents permission
  • Winner will be chosen by me and an email will be sent to the winner
  • Winner must respond within 2 days or a new winner is selected
  • Giveaway ends on the 3rd of August at 5pm Melbourne time
  • Winner will be announced on this post within a few days – please check back
  • I will not be held responsible for lost or damaged mail
  • Beauty & Things reserves the right to change the terms of this giveaway at any time

The winner is….Anna M! Congratulations, please check your email!

This is a sponsored post. I received Carmex products as part of the blogger program.

 

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