Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Genie Exfoliate 3

Genie Beauty

Genie Beauty is a brand that specialises in instant skincare with instant benefit driven products. It uses advanced technology, techniques and ingredients that end with the long-term benefits of repairing and transforming your skin. No more waiting months, weeks or even days to see results - just minutes! 

Genie Beauty is instant skincare, instant benefits!

Thus I was super excited to receive the brand new Genie Exfoliate 3 to trial and review for you.

Genie Exfoliate 3

Genie Exfoliate 3 

Genie Exfoliate 3 is a triple action microdermabrasion exfoliant face scrub.

This extraordinary product works in 3 ways, in under 3 minutes, using 3 key ingredients!

This triple action formulation offers mechanical and enzymatic exfoliation with peptide reparative action! How good it that for just one product!

1. Double Exfoliating Action

Japanese Pearl Powder gives you gentle luxurious exfoliation with gentle buffing.

Broemalin (pineapple) extract works with enzymatic exfoliation to lift away dead skin cells.

It also minimises the appearance of dark spots and pigmentation, revealing a clearer, more luminous flawless complexion.

Using Exfoliate 3 also has the huge benefit of boosting the absorption and performance of your daily skincare products.

Genie Exfoliate 3

In case you were wondering, the chocolate isn't completely random -
they're pineapple lumps in celebration of the Broemalin (pineapple) extract

2. Anti-Ageing

Peptide Complex provides the reparative action helping to boost collagen production.

Antioxidant rich vitamins A, C & E improve the appearance of skin affected by environmental damage.

The result is greater skin clarity, younger looking skin and the diminished appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

3. Unique Dual Phase Thermo Formulation

Once activated with water the warming sensation of this product allows maximum penetration of all the skin loving anti-ageing ingredients.

The product has a cooling effect as it is washed off resulting in an invigorated, smoother more radiant complexion.

Genie Exfoliate 3

My Experience

I've been using this product twice a week in the shower in the evenings. I love how quick and easy it is to use.

In addition to the mechanical exfoliation I love the heating and tightening sensation as I feel the enzymatic exfoliation working on my skin. 

My skin always feels super soft and smooth, and looks more radiant, fresh and glowing after using the Genie Exfoliate 3.

Whether the appearance of my fine lines and wrinkles have diminished or not is hard to say at this stage.

I always follow up with my serum and night cream happy in the knowledge that my skin will soak up these products more effectively after using Genie Exfoliate 3.

I'm really happy with the performance of this product and will continue using it as part of my evening skincare routine twice a week. 

I'm also happy that the Genie Exfoliate 3 is free of parabens, preservatives & aluminium, is mircobead free and is hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested and fragrance free.

A little of this product goes a long way. I only use a pea sized amount each time so at this rate my tube of Exfoliate 3 will last me a very very long time and is excellent value for money!

Genie products, including the Exfoliate 3, are available to buy exclusively from TVSN.

I have previously reviewed the Genie Line Smoothing Concealer in my blog post 10 Concealer Tips, Tricks and Hacks!


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*The above Genie Exfoliate 3 was kindly gifted to me for editorial consideration. 
All opinions are my own. Full disclosure policy here.

Monday, 19 March 2018

W7 Very Vegan Makeup

Vegan makeup and cruelty free makeup is growing in popularity with more and more beauty lovers choosing to use such products based on their ethics and love of animals but to date there haven't been that many certified vegan makeup brands or ranges in Australia. 

It is thus exciting to see W7 Cosmetics introduce their Very Vegan cosmetics range into Australia! 

W7 developed their Very Vegan range according to the rules and regulations of The Vegan Society, which has allowed W7 to successfully have this range vegan certified.

In order to officially be certified vegan makeup, the products must be produced and manufactured using non animal derived ingredients and must not have been tested on animals.

The W7 Cosmetics Very Vegan range is comprehensive and includes vegan foundation, vegan powder, vegan highlighter, vegan bronzer, vegan eyeshadow, vegan mascara, vegan eyeliner and vegan lipstick! 

That's a lot of certified vegan cosmetics items!

W7 Very Vegan Makeup

Vegan Foundation 

The W7 Very Vegan HD Foundation comes in a glass bottle with a pump dispenser which I really appreciate from a hygienic point of view.

I believe it also increases the longevity of this product as it reduces the contents exposure to oxygen.

The shade I received, Natural Beige, is actually a perfect match for my skin and gives me a beautiful flawless complexion.

I am impressed with how beautifully this foundation blends. It feels creamy yet lightweight and results in a matte medium coverage.

W7 Very Vegan HD Foundation, Sheer Loose Powder,
Highlighting Powder & Matte Bronzer

W7 Very Vegan Sheer Loose Powder

This vegan sheer powder is effective at reducing shine and giving my complexion a smooth matte finish.

It has a translucent finish so it doesn't add any extra colour.

I love the inclusion of the powder puff inside the packaging which makes this a fabulous vegan powder to pop in your handbag for touch ups whilst out on the go!

W7 Very Vegan Highlighting Powder

OMG! This Nature's Glow shade of highlighting powder is gorgeous! It's a light champagne shade and is super pigmented giving a beautiful, brilliant glow! 

The packaging is also lovely with a heart embossed in the product and grass embossed along the bottom edge of it!

I apologise if this sounds a little snobby, but to me this vegan highlighter feels and looks like a high end highlighter, not an affordable drug store vegan highlighter! 

I love, love, LOVE this product!

W7 Very Vegan Matte Bronzer

The packaging of this vegan bronzer in the shade Sun-Kissed is identical to the packaging of the highlighting powder.

It also has the same lovely touch of a heart embossed into the product with grass embossed along the bottom edge of it.

This vegan matte bronzer is also super pigmented. The first time I used it I admit I was a bit too heavy handed so my tip is to start off lightly. 

I should also add that the packaging of these products is wonderfully sturdy and I'd be happy to throw these products into my makeup bag in my handbag without any worries about the packaging.

W7 Very Vegan Eyeshadow Quad 

The W7 Very Vegan Eyeshadow Quad in Autumn Ambers is, as the name suggests, perfect for Autumn. 

These shimmery warm tones are stunning and the shades are absolutely beautiful to use.

W7 Very Vegan Eyeshadow Quad in Autumn Amber

I found all four shades to be beautifully soft to use, well pigmented and easily blendable.

Unfortunately my photographed swatches don't do justice to these glorious shades! But trust me when I write that they look absolutely beautiful in real life. 

I am definitely going to have this vegan eyeshadow palette on high rotation this Autumn.

W7 Very Vegan Eyeshadow Quad in Autumn Amber Swatches

W7 Very Vegan Mascara

W7 Very Vegan Eyeshadow Quad,
W7 Very Vegan Very Black Mascara
& W7 Very Vegan Liquid Eyeliner.

The W7 Very Vegan Very Black Mascara is easy to use and gives me a lovely natural looking mascara result with one coat.

It gives my lashes a lovely natural lift and definition and I experience no clumping from this product.

This is a wonderful everyday vegan mascara.

W7 Very Vegan Liquid Eyeliner

To be honest I don't usually use a liquid eyeliner and I didn't get an amazing result with this vegan eyeliner but I think this was more due to my lack of skills with a liquid eyeliner and my unsteady hands than any deficiency of this product.  

W7 Very Vegan Lipstick

I love wearing nude lipsticks so I was very excited to receive these two W7 Very Vegan lipstick shades in Marvellous Maple and Happy Hazel.

The embossed W7 in the tip of the bullet is a beautiful touch you'd expect from a higher end lipstick rather than such an affordable drugstore lipstick.

W7 Very Vegan Lipsticks:
Marvellous Maple (top) & Happy Hazel (bottom)

I find these lipsticks to be very creamy and moisturising.

They are comfortable to wear and surprisingly long lasting too!  

If you are wanting a certified vegan lipstick with good lasting power and nourishing on your lips I highly recommend these ones!

Below are some quick swatches of these two vegan lipsticks. 

W7 Very Vegan Lipstick Swatches:
Happy Hazel (left) & Marvellous Maple (right)

Overall I found the W7 Very Vegan collection to be a stunningly beautiful yet affordable vegan makeup range. 

And I am totally in love with that vegan highlighting powder!

All the above vegan beauty products retail for between $4.99 and $9.99, with the majority priced at $4.99.

W7 Very Vegan cosmetics are available exclusively at Chemist Warehouse, My Chemist and My Beauty Spot Australia wide.

Do you use vegan makeup and vegan beauty products? 

Is cruelty free makeup something you aim to use more of?




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*The above W7 Very Vegan cosmetic products were kindly gifted to me for editorial consideration. 
All opinions are my own. Full disclosure policy here.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

New Product: L'Oreal Paris Sugar Scrubs Review

Do you have dry skin?

Do you have dull skin?

Do you have blackhead troubles?

If you answered 'Yes' to any of the above you should try the brand new L'Oreal Paris Sugar Scrubs.

Every day dirt, makeup and oil builds up on our face which can lead to dull or problematic skin.

Often cleansing alone is not enough. This is where using a face scrub comes in to play.

You've probably heard of multi-masking, now you can multi-scrub as well thanks to L'Oreal Paris' new collection of three Sugar Scrubs.

Each of these Sugar Scrubs contain 100% natural exfoliants for an instant skin transformation.

They combine three naturally sourced sugars (brown, blonde and white) to provide deep yet gentle exfoliation.

L'Oreal Paris Sugar Scrubs Range

These Sugar Scrubs have a light gel-like consistency that gradually melts away to avoid harsh scrubbing.

They are extremely easy to use merely by scooping some scrub out of the jar with your fingers, applying it to dry skin, massaging it around in circular motions and then rinsing it off. 

They result in lovely bright, smooth, soft skin! Exactly what I'm looking for from products such as these!

I tend to use them at the start of my shower, once every two or three days.

These Sugar Scrubs come in a stylish square glass jar with a screw cap lid.

Although I love the luxe feel and classiness of the glass jar, as opposed to a plastic one, I am a bit concerned that I will drop one in the shower, but all good so far, I haven't dropped them once!

There are three variants of these Sugar Scrubs each targeting specific skin concerns: a Purifying Scrub, a Glow Scrub and a Nourishing Scrub.

L'Oreal Paris Sugar Scrubs Purifying Scrub (with Kiwi Seeds)

L'Oreal Sugar Scrub Purifying Scrub 

This sugar scrub is designed to purify your skin and clear blackheads.

In my opinion this is the most divinely scented of the three scrubs with a delicious kiwi fruit scent. I absolutely love this fruity scent!

I concentrate my use of this Purifying Scrub on my nose which is where my blackheads are located and then use either the Glow Scrub or Nourishing Scrub on the rest of my face where I prefer those benefits.

This scrub contains kiwi seeds to exfoliate the skin and visibly reduce blackheads.

The purifying formula also contains peppermint essential oil which soothes the skin and reduces blemishes, as well as lemongrass essential oil to purify the skin further.

After using this scrub for a couple of weeks my skin looks revived with a clearer complexion and feels baby soft.

Click HERE to find out more information about this scrub including it's current price.

L'Oreal Paris Sugar Scrubs Nourishing Scrub (with Cocoa Butter)

L'Oreal Sugar Scrub Nourishing Scrub

This Nourishing sugar scrub is designed to soften skin and soothe dryness.

It has a lovely cocoa scent which had me craving chocolate.

It contains cocoa butter rich in fatty acids to soothe dryness making it perfect for my maturing dry skin. 

The nourishing formula also contains coconut oil to protect the skin's barrier and exfoliating cocoa grains to remove dead skin cells and soften skin.

This buttery scrub left my skin feeling so nourished, supple and soft after use!

Click HERE to find out more information about this scrub including it's current price.

L'Oreal Paris Sugar Scrub Glow Scrub (with Grapeseed Oil)

L'Oreal Sugar Scrub Glow Scrub

The Glow Sugar Scrub is formulated to brighten skin and boost radiance.

It contains grapeseed oil enriched with Vitamin E to illuminate dull, tired skin.

The radiance boosting formula exfoliates and cares for the skin, with Monoi oil to moisturise and protect skin from dullness.

It also contains acai powder to refine skin's texture for a visibly smoother finish.

After use my skin looked radiant and felt baby-soft!

Click HERE to find out more information about this scrub including it's current price.

Not only are these three Sugar Scrubs perfect for your face, they are also brilliant for your lips. 

The benefits are smoother lips and a refined lip line which both in turn improves the wear of lipstick!

All three of these scrubs are stocked in Priceline Pharmacies. Click on the pink links above to find out more.

Please note I was lucky enough to receive one of these Sugar Scrubs in my L'Oreal Australia Beauty For All Goodie Bag and the other two at the Priceline Pharmacy Beauty Prescription Event. These Sugar Scrubs were the products most requested by you for me to review first.

Which of these Sugar Scrubs, the Purifying Scrub, Nourishing Scrub or Glow Scrub appeals to you the most?



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*These L'Oreal Paris Sugar Scrubs were kindly gifted to me for editorial consideration. 
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Monday, 12 March 2018

50 Uses For Nutrimetics Nutri-Rich Oil!

Nutrimetics are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year!

Over these 50 years their values and philosophies have always remained the same.

"Pure, potent naturally enriched ingredients, the best home grown beauty, cruelty free and real visible results, guaranteed."

Nutrimetics 50th Anniversary Cake

The very first product in the Nutrimetics range was Nutri-Rich Oil, and it was a runaway success! 

The core ingredient of Nutri-Rich Oil is Apricot Kernel Oil.

The early founders of Nutrimetics discovered this amazing ingredient high up in the Himalayas among the Hunza tribes people. 

In spite of the extreme weather conditions the Hunza people enjoyed remarkably youthful complexions. 

The secret to their smooth and youthful skin was Apricot Kernel Oil which they applied daily for protection against the harsh environment and sun damage.

From this discovery Nutri-Rich Oil was developed.

The Original Nutrimetics Nutri-Rich Oil & Packaging

Today Nutri-Rich Oil's unique scent and smooth texture remains largely unchanged. Why change a winning product! It remains Nutrimetics' most successful skincare product of all time.

Nutri-Rich Oil is the 'Crown Jewel' of the Nutrimetics range. It is their most treasured and timeless beauty icon. Click HERE to see the current prices and product sizes of Nutri-Rich Oil.

It is a highly concentrated blend of specially selected Apricot Kernel Oil and Vitamin E which intensively nurtures and protects the skin for a soft, smooth and supple feel.  

Although the directions on the Nutri-Rich Oil box merely state: 

"Apply at night after cleansing and toning" 

I have come up with 50 uses for this iconic multi-tasking product in honour of Nutrimetics 50th Anniversary!

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Nutrimetics Nutri-Rich Oil 50 - Uses

50 Uses for Nutri-Rich Oil

Facial Uses

1. Night Treatment Cream to Achieve Soft, Smooth, Supple Skin!

2. Minimise Fine Lines 

3. Help Reduce Skin Pigmentation

4. Help Even Out Skin Tone

5. Give Skin a Beautiful & Healthy Glow

6. Reduce the Signs of Premature Aging

7. Makeup Remover

8. Neck & Decolletage Treatment                                                   

9. Soothe Chapped Noses

Lip Uses

10. Prevent Dry Chapped Lips

11. Treat Dry Chapped Lips

12. Lip Gloss

Hand / Arm Uses

13. Cuticle Cream

14. Treatment of Dry Cracked Hands

15. Promote Strong Nails

16. Dry Elbows

Leg Uses

17. Rub on Tired Aching Feet

18. Dry Cracked Heels

19. Dry Knees

20. Dry Ankles

21. Soothe Skin After Bikini Wax

Hair Uses

22. Styling Hair Gel 

23. Hair Wax

24. Smooth Down Flyaway Hair

25. Hot Oil Treatment for Scalp - Good for Dandruff

26. Hair Treatment - Use on Split Ends

27. Taming Eyebrows

28. Soothe Skin After Eyebrow Wax

Soothing Skin Condition Uses

29. Soothe Eczema

30. Soothe Psoriasis

31. Soothe Rosacea

32. Soothe Dermatitis

33. Soothe Windburn

34. Soothe Heat Rash

35. Healing & Minimising Scars

36. Soothe Grazes

Pregnancy & New Mum Uses

37. Aids in Preventing Stretch Marks During Pregnancy

38. Treatment of Stretch Marks

39. Prevention of Dry Cracked Nipples When Beast Feeding

40. Treatment of Dry Cracked Nipples When Breast Feeding

Baby Related Uses

41. Prevention of Cradle Cap in Babies

42. Treatment of Cradle Cap in Babies

43. Prevention of Nappy Rash in Babies

44. Soothe Nappy Rash in Babies

45. Prevention of Cheek Rash in Babies

46. Soothe Cheek Rash in Babies

Other Uses 

47. Bath Oil

48. Lubricant Oil

49. Heated Oil Brush Massage Treatment

50. General Massage Oil

Happy 50th Anniversary Nutrimetics!

Note: I have previously written about the Nutrimetics 50th Anniversary Media Event HERE.

Have you tried Nutrimetics Nutri-Rich Oil?

If yes, what have you used it for?



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*This Nutrimetics Nutri-Rich Oil was kindly gifted to me for editorial consideration. 
All opinions are my own. Full disclosure policy here.