Raving about makeup, skincare, hair and other little obsessions... A Beauty Blog

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Blog Sale: Shoes

Hey ladies, I'm selling three pairs of shoes for various reasons. They are all in good condition. All prices are in Australian dollars. They are all size 8. Please email me if you're interested: ty.blog.epi[at]gmail.com

1. Diana Ferrari heels: $40 + postage (original price $90)

2. Pink Forever New heels: $20 + postage (original price $80)

3. Grey Forever New heels: $30 + postage (original price $80)

Saturday, July 19, 2014

People for Plants Skin Care Review

I was sent some products from People for Plants a while back and I thought it's about time I reviewed it. There were 4 products and I've listed them in the order they are to be used/applied. I'm going to keep this short and sweet!

People for Plants Cleanser & Make Up Remover 
RRP: AUD24.95
Review: If you're after a gentle and organic cleanser, then this is the product you might want to try. It is extremely mildly scented so it does not irritate my sensitive nose. I usually use this with a muslin cloth to help scrub off my makeup. That way, I don't have to exfoliate with another product, cutting down the steps in my routine!

People for Plants Mist Toner 
RRP: AUD19.95
Review: Whenever I think of toner, the word "hydration" never comes to mind. This toner is very soothing and does not strip the skin at all. In fact, it claims to hydrate the skin. I use this my spray the product onto a cotton pad before swiping it over my skin. Alternatively, you can just mist it directly onto your face. This product is also very mildly but pleasantly scent.

People for Plants Face Oil 
RRP: AUD29.95
Review: Face oil! I've reviewed a few on my blog (you can read them here and here). This one is another excellent option. Perfect for moisturising the skin and regulating sebum production. I apply this a few seconds after the toner, really pressing it into my skin with my fingers.

People for Plants Hydration Gel 
RRP: $29.95 
Review: After 30 seconds or so, after the face oil has been sufficiently absorbed by my skin, I apply the hydration gel. This product glides on the skin smoothly and you do not need a lot to cover your entire face. Together with the face oil, I find that my skin stays moisturised throughout the day; no reapplication needed.

Overall these are really decent organic skin care products. Oh and let's not forget, they are Australian made! If you're after something really gentle for the skin, then I recommend this range. My only gripe is that the cleanser was too mild for me. Other than that, I think People for Plants is definitely worth considering when you next go shopping for skin care products!

Have you ever tried any People for Plants skin care products? What are your thoughts?
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Winter Makeup Tutorial

I had intended for this post to be publish two Fridays ago. Unfortunately, I got caught up with uni and packing for a trip. And last week, I was away at a conference. It's been a whirlwind of fun, craziness and adventure.

We're right in the middle of winter now, here in the land down under. If you love the dark lip look for the cold season but are not ready to sport a deep burgundy, then go for this oxblood red. I think that this look is perfect for a night out with the ladies. So here it is, the long overdue video. I hope you enjoy it!

Would you wear this look? What's your favourite winter makeup look?
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Green Smoothies - An App Review

When I offered the chance to try out an app filled with green smoothie recipes, I jumped at the chance. Let's face it, the green smoothie fad is not going to go away for a while. And that's okay because these green liquids are good for us!

Green Smoothies is an app created by Lauren Glucina from Ascension Kitchen. It is a collection of 30 healthy green juice recipes. It costs $3.79 to get it on iTunes. "Well, why can't I just Google for some free recipes and save myself $3.79?" you might ask. For one, I find that most websites only list 3 recipes at most. And even if they list 10, I find that most of them are not very exciting. Lauren uses an extensive range of ingredients, all of which are good for the body, to achieve a huge variety of flavours and benefits. From bok choy to passionfruit, you name it!

The app also contains a video on how to make "Kind Milk". Basically milk from a type of nut of your choice! I found it really fascinating and plan on giving it a go one day. Another cool feature is the Shopping List. You can select a recipe and add it to the Shopping List. That way, you can easily consult the list of ingredients that you need for a particular smoothie when you're out getting the groceries.

Recipe that I tried
Some of the ingredients
Tea Remedy I made
Yes, this all sounds exciting but what you if you don't own an iPad or an iPhone? Fear not, fair maiden! Lauren has got you covered. You can purchase the eBook version from her website. That's all I have to say about this neat little app. I haven't mentioned everything single thing that's in it because surprises are more fun! I'll leave the rest for you to judge if/when you try it out.

Are you fan of green smoothies? Do you have any tips on how to make green smoothies? Please do share!