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Thursday, 15 September 2011

Product Review: Dove Foaming Make Up Remover

A while ago I've won a Dove Foaming Make Up Remover from Dove Remove Me competition being one of first one hundred entrants. My prize is a very generous full size product!

My new love of make up remover!

What Dove Said

Alarmingly, nearly 75% of women will sleep with their make up on at least once a week, even though most of us know it’s bad for our skin. The reason? It’s a hassle to remove and we can’t be bothered. As a result, we suffer through rough skin, stinging eyes and even make-up stains on our pillows. That’s why we invented our new super-easy-to-use Foaming Make Up Remover to use as part of our 3-step skincare routine.

Step 1: Simply squeeze three pumps of Foaming Make Up Remover into your hand and apply to your face (dry or wet) to remove the heaviest make up.

Step 2: Wash with a gentle moisturizing face cleanser, such as Dove Beauty Moisture Facial Cleanser, to remove traces of dirt and restore your skin’s moisture balance.

Step 3: Moisturise after washing, with a lotion or cream, to help prevent future dryness and allow your skin to regenerate and recover while you rest.

My experience

When I first pumped the remover I was surprised with the generous amount of foam on my palm but I continued with another 2 pumps as per direction. Then I apply the foam onto my dry skin, gently massage my face thoroughly with extra attention to my eye make up area just to make sure I take the eyeliner and mascara off completely. When the foam start drying up a bit, I’ve added a bit of water to foam it up a bit more. Once I feel the make up should be all dissolved by the cleanser, I rinse my face with water. Oh la la, I can't believe how great this remover is! It washed all my make up off. My skin does not feel dry at all and there is a hint of mild scent left on my skin.

Although this remover has done a great job removing my make up, I still continue with my normal double cleanse routine. Yes I wash my face twice as I learned from Dermalogica workshop. First wash to remove any make up or dirts. Second wash to cleanse the skin and remove any remaining dirts or excess oil. Trust me, your skin will be properly cleansed and ready for moisturising products after the double cleanse!

What I Like

I like how easy to use it is, hassle free, pump straight out of the bottle and you get the perfect consistent foam every single time!
This remover is gentle and mild to the skin, yet it does a great job on removing make up including eyeliner and mascara!
Retail price $10.99 for a bottle of 155ml is just such a good price. Definitely worth your investment!
What I Dislike
Honestly this is so tough for me to think of one thing I don't like about this make up remover as I really like it! Only thing is just the foam tend to dry up after 1-2 minutes of massaging. It would have been nice if that does not happen. But I'm fine with just adding some water to foam it back up again!
What's your favourite make up removal products?
Would you be keen to try this one?
If you'd like to find out more about Dove, their website is
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Tuesday, 13 September 2011

BioEffect Brisbane Launch Night

I have the pleasure of attending the launch of BioEffect's EGF Serum in Brisbane on 24th August 2011. It's a warm and cosy launch which I got to mingle with BioEffect's Australian representatives, Kym and Robyn, and some fellow Brisbane beauty bloggers, Joy, Julianna and Sarah.

Me, Sarah, Julianna and Joy

Robyn, me and Kym

What BioEffect said:

BioEffect EGF serum is a revolutionary anti-aging serum that has been developed in Iceland based on 10 years of biotech research and contains Nobel Prize winning ingredient Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF). It is the first skincare product to contain cellular activators made in plants. The serum is naturally forged in barley seeds grown in volcanic pumice and watered with pure Icelandic spring water (how luxury!) in the renewable geothermal energy greenhouses. It contains only nine ingredients and no known allergens

EGF is natural to human skin which stimulates cell renewal. Benefits of using the serum:
  • reduces wrinkles
  • diminishes dry spots
  • radiates and firms skin
  • moisturises for an even look
  • instant visible results
The legendary BioEffect EGF serum.

Gifts kindly prepared by Kym & Robyn for the guests.
I took home with a cute gift box containing a sample of the serum.

My cute little gift box!

The BioEffect EGF serum sample (worth more than gold per weight!)

What I think:

I like the design of the clear bottle that you can see exactly how much serum is still available to use. It also represents the simplicity and pureness of the brand in my opinion.

My skin type is normal combination and without clear signs of fine lines or wrinkles just yet. So I can't make any comments on whether it gives instant visivle results on reducing wrinkles or not. However I do feel the serum is quite moisturising and it does give my skin a glow soon after applying it. With the price tag of $180 for 15ml, it's definitely an expensive investment for the ladies.

Would you be interested in trying this serum?

If you'd like to find out more details about BioEffect EGF serum or make a purchase, please visit their website

*Sample provided by BioEffect Australia for consideration and review. All opinions made are 100% my thoughts or experiences.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Product Review: Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Gloss

Last week I got sent a new Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Gloss to review. The one I've got given to review is Bellini - a warm light pink colour. It comes with a lovely black cosmetic bag (lucky me!! Thanks to Bobbi Brown).

What Bobbi Brown said:
High Shimmer Lip Gloss is Bobbi Brown’s new lip gloss combining gorgeous, light-catching shimmer with lasting, non-sticky shine. Made with fine pearls and clear pigments, High Shimmer Lip Gloss stays color-true and gives lips beautiful, brilliant dimension. Plus it’s enriched with emollients and Vitamins C and E to moisturize, condition and protect lips, so they feel as good as they look. Whether you wear it on its own or on top of your favorite Lip Color, the new tapered applicator lets you apply it like a pro.

Here's a picutre of the swatch of it. As you can see, it's just a very light pink shimmering lip gloss.

Let's see what it looks on my not-so-sexy lips, hahaha. I can see the very fine pearl shimmers in the gloss.

Do you like it? I do.
What I think:
I really like this lip gloss personally. It's glossy, shimmering and doesn't give you the stick feeling like some other lip gloss does. I find it pretty long wearing in turns if the shimmer effect as I can still see heaps of shimmering pearls on my lips after a lunch meal yesterday. However you do need to apply after drinks or meal to keep your lips look glossy and sexy! Bellini is a light warm pink colour which I think it'll suit most people.

Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Gloss 7ml is $42 and available in 15 colours. To get yours, just head to your nearest Bobbi Brown counter or you can purchase online from

Product(s) sent to me for consideration and review but all opinions made are 100% my thoughts or experiences.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

GIFT WITH PURCHASE: Origin Greatest Skin Hits Giveaway

From Monday 5 September through to Sunday 18 September 2011 (or while stocks last), you can score a personalised Origins Deluxe Sample Kit valued at over $40 with any Origins purchase at Kit Cosmetics.
Don't you want to get one too?

You get to choose three of the following greatest skin hits to create your Deluxe Sample Kit:
  • Origins Checks and Balance Frothy Face Wash 30ml
  • Origins Modern Friction Nature’s Gentle Dermabrasion 30ml
  • Origins A Perfect World Antioxidant Moisturiser with White Tea 15ml
  • Origins Starting Over Age-Erasing Moisturiser with Mimosa 15ml
  • Origins Plantscription Anti-Ageing Serum 7ml
  • Origins Ginzing Refreshing Eye Cream to Brighten and De-puff 5ml
  • Origins A Perfect World Skin Guardian Serum 5ml

We all love Gift With Purchase, but sometimes we got gifts or products that will not be suitable for us. How good is this offer!? The Deluxe Sample Kit can be personalized completed by ourselves to make sure we love every single product we are getting. Don’t want to miss out on such great offer? Head to your nearest Kit Cosmetics next Monday to get your hand on your very own sample kit!

*Offer limited to one kit per customer and strictly while stocks last.

Visit or phone 1800 705 800.