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Stuff I’ve Been Loving – December Edition

Stuff I've Been Loving - October Edition

Hi Everyone!! I thought I’ll talk about some of the stuff I’ve been loving recently as I haven’t done one of these in a while. Currently, I’m typing this on a Sunday morning in my PJs and haven’t even brushed my teeth yet.

A lot of these stuff I did receive from PR but was under no obligation to post about it. I have tried it for at least two months now and find them great products so decided to write about it.

Stuff I've Been Loving - December Edition

Swisse Micellar Makeup Remover*

A few years ago the only Micellar Makeup remover on the market was Bioderma. Fast forward a few years later, almost every brand has their own version of Micellar makeup remover. I haven’t tried this with waterproof mascara so I don’t know how well it performs but it does remove all my eye makeup and foundation easily. The label on the bottle is a little deceiving because it says the makeup remover is fragrance-free but there is a heavy cucumber scent. I guess if you don’t like cucumbers then I wouldn’t advise you to get this.This product is free of synthetic fragrances, mineral oils, parabens, SLS, silicones and more.

Clay bead Necklace

I’ve been loving the clay bead trend recently and have started making a few necklaces myself. These are so easy to make, just buy the clay from an art store and mold it into whatever shape or size you like.

Stuff I've Been Loving - December Edition

Rosehip Plus Organic Daily Cream Cleanser*

I’ve used the organic daily cream cleanser every morning for the past 2 months and have loved it. The texture is thick & creamy and does not leave your face feeling dry or tight after washing. The cleanser is made with 88% certified organic ingredients and is free of parabens, sulphates, artificial colours, petro chemicals or synthetic preservatives or synthetic fragrances.

Stuff I've Been Loving - December Edition

Bioderma Sensibio Mask

I would say Bioderma is one of my favourite french skincare brands. I was introduced to Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution four years ago by a beauty blogger friend and have finished 4 bottles since. The Bioderma Sensibio Mask soothes dry tight skin and helps to combat redness. It is slightly thinner than a cream making it super easy to apply onto the face. I apply a thick layer and leave it on for about 20 mins. When I wash it off, my face feels smooth and hydrated. The mask is preservative-free and fragrance-free making it great for people like me with sensitive skin.

Skinstitut Enzymatic Micro Peel*

I was given a bottle of the Skinstitut Enzymatic Micro Peel while I was at the Australian Skin Clinics Emporium getting a Micro. Kat my beauty therapist recommended me this product as it’s good for sensitive skin. I alternate between this and the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant. Kat told me Enzymatic Micro Peel can be left longer than the recommended time on the bottle. I’ve left it on for an hour before and it pretty much melted away all my dry skin off. Leaving my face feeling ultra smooth. This peel contains Papaya extract, Chamomile Passionfruit & Grape seed oil and Niacinamide (Vitamin B3).

Stuff I've Been Loving - December Edition

Pilot Frixion Pens*

I received these babies on my door step sometime in November. These pens contain thermo-sensitive ink that will disappear with friction. Meaning if you make a mistake, you simply just rub it out and start again. I call them magic pens, you won’t have to use fiddly white out again. I use these pens to write Christmas cards, random note taking or highlighting notes for work.

What are some of your favourite products in December or January?

Some of these products were provided for consideration. This has not influenced my opinion in any way.

 

Winter Skincare Favourites


winter skincare favourites
Today I’ll be talking about the winter skincare favourites I use during the cooler months. As the weather changes, I also like to change up my skincare range to match the weather. Here are 6 items I’m loving this winter:

Apivita Express Beauty with Cucumber
In winter, I like to use a hydration mask once a week because my skin doesn’t quite get all the hydration it needs from my moisturiser. I’ve been loving Apivita Express Beauty Masks. They are great if you’re like me who changes new products and are not committed to buying a big bottle that you might use 2 or 3 times. I bought this from Priceline and they came with 2 sachets which are very travel friendly. Each sachet has more than enough to cover your entire face, you can even use a sachet twice but I usually like to apply it on really thick. As the mask is drying, there is a slight cooling sensation, I found it a little strange at the start but I’m actually quite used to it now. My two favourite masks from Apivita are the Prickly Pear and Cucumber.

Neutrogena Body Moisturizer*
I use Neutrogena Body Moisturizer straight after the shower, I find that it absorbs extremely well right after a bath or shower. This product has a mild floral fragrance and I was quite surprised at how amazing it smelled. The following morning when I woke up, my legs were slightly sticky but not too bad. The moisturiser itself really helps to reduce dryness on my arms and legs.

L’Occitane Hand Cream
This is my favourite hand cream for the last few months. I’ve been using this product throughout the day and my hands feel instantly soft and smooth. After I started using it, my hands no longer feel tight or dry.This hand cream is not sticky or greasy (can’t stand slippery hands). I am not surprised that this is one of L’Occitane’s best sellers!

Rosehip Plus Skin Boost Roll on*
I can’t believe someone has finally thought to make a roll on! I used to find the glass bottles quite delicate to handle and they were not travel friendly at all. The compact size of the packaging means it is very travel friendly and you can target specific areas you want such as around the nose and under the eyes. The roll on ball helps control the amount of product that comes out, I know when I used to use the dropper, I used a lot more product than I should have. Rosehip oil is great in winter since it can help reduce dry patches and scars whilst improving skin hydration.

Neutrogena Foot Cream*
I have to admit, I normally don’t really put much effort into my feet. In fact, I don’t really care about them :(. I got onto the Neutrogena Foot Cream when the lovely PR at Neutrogena sent me a care package which contained this product. Ever since I started using it, I’ve been hooked! I use this product when I’m sitting in front of the tv at home after work. It will work better if you put it on right after the shower but I always forget. My heels are not cracked or anything, they are actually in decent condition but in winter they do feel a tad dry. By using a small amount I started to notice my heels feeling softer. As my heels are not cracked, I can’t comment if it will help you with it (sorry). This product is greasy and I would recommend to use it at night and wear a sock so that it helps the product to absorb better.

Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Serum*
Dermalogica never fails to impress me, it is one of my all time favourite brands. The Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Serum is from their Age Smart range. This range helps to prevent premature aging, fine lines and wrinkles. As I’m approaching 30, I really need to start thinking about prevention. Most people start earlier but I was in denial for a while. The serum is light and velvety, and has a matte finish. After using it for a 3 months, I have noticed my complexion being brighter and smoother.

Do you change your skincare routine based on the weather?

Products denoted with * was provided for consideration. I was not obligated to blog about them but chose to because the products are awesome. The L’Occitane Hand Cream was initially provided to me however since finishing the tube, I have purchased another.

 

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