I’m going to admit I’m fairly new to using The Balm products, and the Mary Lou-Manizer was the first ever The Balm purchase I made. I absolutely love the whole concept behind The Balm, each product has such a fun name and all of the packaging is really pretty and unique. The products packaging have a 1950′s feel to them, and that era is a favourite of mine, so maybe that is why I am so drawn to this packaging!
Sleek Makeup is really becoming more and more popular in New Zealand, with many beauty gurus using these products. I’ve been trying out a few of the products in the range, and I’m excited to say I am very impressed with the products so far! Today’s review is on two lipsticks from the “True Colour” range. Since its spring and orange hues seem to be every where, I decided to get a two orange toned shades – Peaches & Cream, and Coral Reef.
I have been looking forward to writing this review ever since I first started using this product. I am a huge Trilogy fan, and I always get so excited when I get to try a new product of theirs. If you haven’t heard of Trilogy before, it is a New Zealand brand that was founded just over 10 years ago. Started by two Kiwi girls, the brand is based around the use of natural products in their skincare, and their Organic Rosehip Oil is used by thousands!
I’ve heard a fair bit about the Trilogy Instant Bronzing Gel lately, as it is raved about by many bloggers and reviewers, so I was extremely excited to try it for myself. The gel comes in a 150 mL squeezy tube. The packaging is of the same theme as the other Trilogy products, however the tube is brown instead of the usual white. It has a strong flip top lid that closes nicely, so there’s no need to worry about nasty leaks.
Today’s post is the Hydre Treatment from Sebastian. I’ve been using this product a lot lately, and it is a treatment that I am really liking! The smell and feel of this treatment is very similar to the Sebastian Potion 9. And yes this product is bright orange too! It comes in a 150 mL tube, and since it is a light cream a little does go quite a long way.
So what do Sebastian say about this product? That its “great for quenching dry or frizzy hair and bringing it back to health for intense nourishment, silky body and bounce” Sounds good to me!
If you haven’t heard of Oasis Beauty, then you need to check out their website pronto! They are a New Zealand based company that sell a wide range of skin care products, that are all created from natural and organic ingredients, and best of all they are cruelty free! One thing that sets them apart from other beauty companies is they offer free samples. That gives you the option to try a small sample of the product to check that it will work with your skin tone, or to ensure that you are not allergic to any products. I think this is fantastic, as I’m sure many of you will agree that it is disappointing to purchase something online and it just isn’t right for you!
One of the most talked about Oasis products is their BB cream. It comes in three different shades – Cream Tint (for light skin tones), Honey Tint (for light to medium skin tones) and Caramel Tint (for medium to darker skin tones). They each contain skin enhancing goodies such as Vitamins B5, C and E, pomegranate and red grape skin extract. These gentle ingredients make these creams perfect for those with sensitive skin.
So what exactly is a BB cream? It is one of the most multi purpose make up products you can own - it’s a sunscreen (SPF 25), moisturiser, mineral foundation, and anti-ageing treatment all in one. It can be worn alone, or under a foundation if you want a heavier coverage.
One trend I am already loving this summer is the chunky-heeled sandal. They are such a versatile little shoe that should really be a staple in every girls wardrobe. They go with dresses, pants, jeans, shorts – you name it! They are also the perfect shoe for outdoor events, as the chunky heel means you don’t need to worry about sinking in to the grass! The neutral shades of these shoes also make them versatile with many different outfits.
Here are a few of my favourites!