Priceline 40% off Skin Care Sale!!

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It’s that magical time again when Priceline have their 40% off of skincare, suncare, and tanning sale! The sale starts tomorrow and finishes on Thursday so this is the perfect time to make your lists (and check them twice) and stock up on skincare for the year. I hope that you enjoy this post!

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Review: Natural Supply Co.!

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Today I want to talk about a fantastic website that I only recently had the pleasure of interacting with. Natural Supply Co. is a website filled to the brim with gorgeous organic and natural skincare, hair care, beauty, and more. This website is especially excellent for those of us who don’t have certain brands like Bite Beauty, Hurraw!, Kester Black, or Frank Green easily accessible in physical stores. I wanted to talk about this website and what I recently bought from them, because I was pretty blown away both by the sheer amount of products they sell and by the amazing customer service they provide! I hope that you enjoy this post and consider checking them out!

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Review: Kismet Jardin Hydra Gem

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I’ve been feeling a little terrible about my skin and makeup as of late. I’ve been wanting find a way to make my makeup look nice and sort of skin-like, while still being flawless but no cake face. During the Bloggers United event, I got to meet Kismet Jardin and learn about their luxurious products and today I wanted to share my favourite product, Hydra Gem with you all! I did receive this product at the event but I will, as always, give a completely honest review.

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My Skincare Routine

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Seeing as Priceline are having their 40% off skincare sale today and tomorrow, I thought it was a good idea to talk about what I do to keep my skin in tip top shape. Since switching up my skincare for cleaner products, I thought I’d talk about what I’ve been using to clean my skin and keep it in good condition. I mainly stick to one brand but I change it up for products that I use every other day. In case you are unaware, my skin is quite sensitive and it is prone to blemishes from hormones and from excess oil production. My routine caters to that so if you have a similar skin type, I hope that you find this useful!

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Think Dirty, Shop Clean!

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I hope that everyone has had a good holiday so far! On my Instagram and my Facebook page, I posted about how I was using a new app to help me learn which of my products were not doing such good things for my skin. Ever since I had my facial at Y Natural (post can be found here), I’ve been trying to become educated about what ingredients are harmful to the skin and how I can make more educated decisions about my skin care. I had been using the Y Natural – Ingredients to avoid page but I recently found an app that can help you log the products you have and it tells you whether the ingredients in the product are safe for your skin and if they aren’t, it is able to give you an alternative! If you’re interested in having happy, healthy skin, I think you’ll really love this app!

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This app is free on the App Store at the moment and I believe that there is an Android version on its way, so look out for that if you have an Android phone. This app analyses both beauty, hair and skin care products.

You’ll need to make an account when you get the app, this will help to track your barcodes and products that you own. In the future, it will help you when you want to connect with your friends on the app and see their shelves. I’m very excited for the social aspect of this app because when you’re all in this together, it makes the journey a whole lot easier.

This app has three different stages that each ingredient in a product can fall into:

Dirty

Half ‘n’ Half

Clean

Each product is given an overall rating based on the ingredients found in their products. I find that most of them are rating according to the worst ingredient in their product but it is important to know because lets say one ingredient in a food is poison, just because its a small amount, doesn’t mean that the product as a whole won’t be damaging to you. Often, the killer ingredient in a product that gives it the dirty rating is parfum or fragrance.

This app is really great because you can check up on brands that you’ve maybe thought were ‘more natural’ than others, for example, LUSH. I am not about to go and hate on LUSH, I think that everyone is well aware of my love for this brand. However, you’ll find that a lot of LUSH products fall into the DIRTY category because they use a lot of fragrance in their products, which can be extremely irritating to sensitive skin and is not good for any skin type. Frangrance is definitely a drawing point for a lot of people, myself included. LUSH are very open about which ingredients in their products are not natural and they don’t claim to be completely natural so they’re definitely in no trouble, but if you are someone who needs to look out for certain ingredients or certain ingredients give you an allergic reaction, this app might help you find out what that might be.

A surprising discovery was that the Revlon Super Lustrous lipsticks and Balm stains are actually a clean product. It’s just too bad that I’d rather not buy from the brand because of the racial issues that they’ve had but if you are still happy to buy from them, those two lip products are very safe to wear.

I always say that the CoverGirl lipsticks taste kind of like soap. I’m not intentionally eating them but when I am eating something or I lick my inner lip, I notice it. I don’t remember if this is a feature of the older lip products but in the recent formula, it is definitely an issue for me. This might be due to the fact that the product being pretty toxic. So, it really pays to look into this sort of thing.

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So, now I’m going to be a lot more mindful about which skincare and makeup that I’m going to buy. Makeup, to me, isn’t so bad because you don’t put it on with the hopes that it’ll soak into your skin and you take it off at the end of the day, so I won’t be too picky about it. I’d probably be picky for lipsticks because you’re consuming them as you wear them. So, I’m definitely going to be mindful of my skincare because I really want healthy skin!

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The Best Place to Get a Facial in South Australia!

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Last Wednesday, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to be pampered by organic skincare brand Y Natural at their head office and skincare clinic in Glenelg. After months of stress and minor health problems, my skin had really taken a hit. I was definitely due for some deep cleaning and pampering! I had an absolutely amazing experience and I wanted to share it with you because I think that everyone deserves to have a pamper day in a relaxing atmosphere where you can just sit back and let the magic happen! This would make for a great present for a loved one for a special occasion!

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All of the products at Y Natural are organic, vegan and cruelty-free, which is fantastic and is fantastic for your skin.

I’d been booked in to have an hour-long facial from Celia, who was super friendly and made me feel very comfortable. My mum came in while I was having my facial and took a few pictures on her phone so anything you see here is from my personal photographer and Blog Momager, Margot hahaha.

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This was me, all hot and bothered on a 40+ degree day, so ready to get my facial.

The first step of my facial was to cleanse my skin of any nasty things that I had in there from skincare products that contain nasty chemicals or from any dirt in my skin. For this step, Celia used the 102 CLEAN, which is a foaming cleanser. This product is really great for oily skin or skin that is prone to break outs, which is exactly what my skin is. This product contains Lavender and Rosalina that provide mildly astringent and antiseptic benefits.

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The second step of the facial was exfoliation. For this step, Celia used the 200 BUFF, which is a skin polish. This product is suited to all skin types and can be used once or twice per week to exfoliate, detoxify, purify and vitalise the skin. This product contains Cypress, Nettle and Cedarwood Atlas for smoothing and balancing skin for glowing, healthy looking skin. This exfoliator doesn’t use those nasty synthetic microbeads that are ruining our environment. This product uses brown seaweed extract to help exfoliate the face. If you want to read a bit more information on this exfoliater, check out this page from the Y Natural website! You apply this product to dry skin and apply a little bit of water to your finger tips and massage it gently into the skin. I absolutely love this product especially because it was super gentle on my skin.

The third step of the facial was to moisturise. For this step, Celia used the 403 REFINE skin conditioner. This product is for oily/acne prone skin and is 100% free of alcohol and acetone that can be damaging to the skin. This product is clarifying, soothing and has balancing benefits. Rosalina, Niaouli and Lemon Scented Tea Tree give gently antibacterial, antiseptic and astringent benefits.

The fourth step of the facial was a facial massage. For this step, Celia used 603 BALANCE, which is organic Jojoba. Jojoba looks and feels like an oil, but is actually a wax that is liquid at room temperature. Very few people react badly to jojoba because it has a similar composition to the skin’s sebum. This product is a great alternative to moisturiser and a great way to remove waterproof or stubborn makeup. This was my favourite part of the facial because I usually hate having oil-type substances on my skin because I just hate my skin feeling greasy, which is unfortunate for me being oily/combination skinned. This product didn’t feel greasy at all while it was on my skin and while it was being massaged into my skin, I was very very relaxed and almost fell asleep!

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The fifth step of the facial was a mask. For this step, Celia used 301 GENTLE, which is a Rose Otto and Hibiscus clay mask. This mask is suited to dry, mature and dehydrated skins. I have dehydrated skin from over cleansing but I don’t think that’s why Celia used this mask on me. I think she wanted me to try the Rose Otto, which is a very luxurious product. The mask contains Bulgarian Rose Otto, Chamomile, Sandalwood, Frankincense and Gotu Kola to soothe, strengthen and rejuvenate for fresh, velvety skin.

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The sixth step of the facial was an anti age serum. For this step, Celia used 600 SMOOTH, which was made for normal, dry and mature skins. My Mum uses this product regularly and really loves it. This product makes the skin feel a little bit tighter and tingly. This product has Bulgarian Rose Otto and extract of Hibiscus esculentus. This product helps to improve collagen formation, naturally, and helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

The seventh step of the facial was a moisturiser. For this step, Celia used 502 HYDRATE, which is an antioxidant moisturiser. This product is suited to normal, oily and combination skins. This product lightly moisturises, revitalises, soothes and balances the skin. Cypress, Bergamot and Rosewood are used for gentle astringency and antibacterial qualities for a clear complexion.

The eighth step of the facial was a hand and body moisturiser. For this step, Celia used 700 SOFT. She massaged this product all over my arms and into my hands. Then she shook my hand and placed it back on my stomach and it felt like my hand went to sleep haha. This product is suited to all skin types and it contains Bulgarian Rose Otto, Grapefruit Pink and Cocoa Butter.

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I felt incredibly pampered and so relaxed after the facial. I also noticed that the next day when I applied my makeup, it applied flawlessly, more so than usual! I definitely recommend coming to Y Natural to get a facial and picking up some of the amazing and luxurious product. Your skin will thank you for it! I receive a few products to keep using at home and I will probably come by and pick up a few more of the products. The managing director, Barbara Gare, told me what she recommend for me for when I’m travelling about the place. I feel very fortunate to have been able to having this experience with such luxurious products.

I’d encourage everyone to have a look at their website and have a look at the Ingredients To Avoid section because it was very interesting and very informative.

I hope that you are having a great day!

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