Manuka Doctor Face Masks

Manuka Doctor Face Masks

This poor post took a back pedal when I had my bad skin reactiom a few weeks ago. So it has taken even longer for everything to get thoroughly reviewed. I have been lucky enough to have tried all four of the Manuka Doctor Face Masks, I have review two of them previously, but I thought I would bring them all together in one big post.

Face Masks have never really been a favourite of mine, I wind up being far too time poor to even remember to use them. I recently have started making time to look after myself and face masks have been a great part of this and have slotted themselves more naturally into my day than I thought. The Manuka Doctor masks have been amazing to work with and actually paired together better than I thought they would.Manuka Doctor Face Masks Read more

March 2016 Round Up

March 2016 Round Up

Good Morning Lovelies,

How was your Easter Holidays? I have been swimming, baking and generally taking it easy. Its that time again! I have had quite a number of products I have been trialing and thought I would roundup some of my faves for you.

Lets take a look at what has been on my face and skin for the last month!

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November Round Up

November Round Up

Its December!! *dances* I am so excited for Christmas. I get to see all my family, dish out presents and I even have holidays!

November disappeared, but even though I did not get many posts out I have been trying out quite a few products for the last month and can’t wait to share them with you 🙂

November Round Upedited

Back, Left to Right: Essence All Day Concealer, Maybelline Brow Drama, Simple Micellar Water and Manuka Doctor Hair Mask.
Front Row, Left to Right: Art Deco Magic Fix, Face Shop I Make You Brighter and Essence Lip Liner.

Manuka Doctor Restorative Hair Mask:
– Sent for Review
Website
– $29.95 NZD
– Available at Life Pharmacy (NZ) and Manuka Doctor website (international)

This stuff is great!! I use the mask about 1-2 times a week and my hair really looks good. When I still had some dry, damaged bits on my hair it really helped to hide the appearance of them. Now that my hair is shorter it still does a great job of making my hair soft and more manageable. It seems to be coaxing some life into my poor tired hair and it seems to be growing quicker. The mask is thick, but massages into your hair with ease. I would love to get more of it.

Essence Lip Liner in Transparent:
Website
– $2.50 NZD
– Available from Price Wise Direct(NZ), Farmers(NZ), Kosmetik4Less (int)

The concept of clear lip liners is not a new one to me, I have used Model Co one for years. I just wanted to try one that was cheaper and easier to get my hands on. I used the liner before I applied my lipstick as well as afterwards to help smooth out edges. It worked better than I would have thought to stop lipstick bleeding or feathering and to keep those crisp lines for longer. I enjoy using clear liners more as I have a heap of lipstick, some in colours that you can never find liners to match *cough* green *cough* There is a lot of product and I have still not had to sharpen it, so in the far future when I eventually use it all up, yes I would get it again.

Simple Kind To Skin Micellar Water:
Website
– $11.99 NZD
– Available at Countdown (NZ), The Warehouse (NZ), Pak N Save (NZ),

I had heard great things about this Micellar Water, heard that it was better than the famous Garnier one, but for me it was just ok. I feel like Garnier worked better for me. It doesn’t irritate my skin or anything like that and it removes my makeup well enough, but I feel like I’ve used better. If there was no others left and I needed some I would buy it because it does do the trick.

I would like to try Nivea and Loreal’s Micellar water next and Garnier’s Micellar wipes.

Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara in Dark Brown:maybelline20eyebrow20220and20lagirl20mascara_zpsehaxnqdzWebsite
– $15.00 NZD
– Available from Farmers (NZ), The Warehouse (NZ), Life Pharmacy (NZ), Beauty Bliss website (NZ), Makeup.co.nz website (NZ), Price Line (AU), Ulta (US), Boots (UK)

I have been filling my brows in for a good wee while now, I feel like I went from nothing to full drawn on really quick, so thought I would give then in between step of eyebrow mascaras a go. Its not bad, something I think I will use when I am going for a lighter look or a easy day at home. It is also pretty good to help set my brows if I am just using powder to fill them in. Application could have been a little easier, the brush was not the easiest. The brush had a ball of bristles at the bottom, which was quite unwieldy.

I don’t think I will replace this, I will try something else.

Essence Stay All Day 16 Hour Long Lasting Concealer in 20 Soft Beige:
Website
– $5.65 NZD
– Available from Price Wise Direct(NZ), Farmers(NZ), Kosmetik4Less (int)

Essence is a great brand if you have a smaller budget, but would still like to have good quality makeup. The colour matched me perfectly and blended in perfectly, coverage was pretty good and did last all day. It was not super amazing or super bad, just good. I would definitely get again.

Art Deco Magic Fix:
Website
– n/a
– Available from Price Wise Direct (NZ), Farmers (NZ)

Along with the clear liners I use I also use lipstick sealers to help keep my lipstick where it is meant to be. Magic Fix is designed to stop your lipstick from coming off on things and help it last longer. I found this was better for my lipsticks that had a tendency to wear off within hours of applying it or bleed something chronic. If you are sold on keeping your lipstick glossy I would not recommend putting this on top, it does have a tendency to matte your lipstick a bit. I use this more for when I am going out and will not be able to bring my lipstick or a lipstick I adore but gives me toruble. I do not use this for every day lipstick wear as I do get a chance to reapply my lipstick at work. This is great to have and I will be getting myself some more.

This was actually a clear liquid when I got it, but because you use the brush to apply the product it slowly made it go pinky coloured. If you are just starting to use yours wipe the brush after every use to try and keep it from changing colour. From what I can tell it does not tint the lipstick you have on.

The Face Shop Lovely me:ex I Make You Brighter Highlighter in Pink Glow:IMG_7515edited
Website
– $15.00 NZD
– Face Shop (NZ)

I stumbled across Face Shop last time I was out shopping down Queen Street and I have such a weak spot for highlighters. The packaging is cute (but a little hard to open :/) and the colour is gorgeous. It looks awesome on and blends in very well without looking like I fell glitter. I want to go back for the gold toned one!

What have you been trying out? Have you tried any of these products?

❤ Miss T

September Round Up

September Round Up

Hello!

September is over and October is already upon us. I am already receiving emails about Christmas packs and themed products and it is a little sad. where has the year gone to? Oh well at least this means my semester will be over and done with soon XD

This month’s round up is here and very long, I am quite pleased with the track record of these products, they were all wins for me. Lets have a look.

September Round UpeditedOasis Beauty “Straight Up” (Blemish Control Serum)
– Sent for Review
Website
– $39.90 NZD
– Full list of retailers available here and International Shipping available through website.

“Straight Up is mixed to help control oil production and breakouts”

In lasts month’s round up I talked about fighting oil with oil and how strangely it works and here is another product to help with that. I tried using it in the morning, but I still found that I had to wait a little bit before putting my makeup on and sometimes I just don’t have time for that. So I moved to using it at night and the worked perfectly.

My skin looked good after a few weeks of using it regularly and I found that I was less inclined to get blemishes and if I did they did not last long. I would be really interested in giving this a go using the massage oil in and scrub off method to see how it works.

Would I replace this? Yes! I really like that it is created with sensitive skin in mind, but also fights oily skin and fights blemishes. It is not one of the cheaper oils, but the pump means you don’t get too much coming out which means there is not waste, it lasts for ages and you don’t over saturate your skin. I enjoyed the feel of it on my skin and the results it gave me.

Weleda Skin Food:
– Sent for Review
Website
– $13.90 NZD (30ml)
– $22.90 NZD (75ml)
– Full list of retailers available here , Spotted at Unichem (NZ) and International Shipping available through website.

“Weleda Skin Food’s unique formulation combines 100 percent natural (NATRUE certified) skin-rewarding ingredients that have been designed specifically to instantly soothe, restore and protect all skin types with deep nourishment and intensive hydration.”

When this little tube turned up on my desk my first thought was “but what does it do?” and then the lovely people who sent it to me gave me a list of some of the things it did; helps heal slow healing wounds, protect hands from winter, restore dry/sore hands, use as a primer, nail care, skin care. I used it on my hands and feet and it felt really good going on,  I felt my poor dry hands and feet being soothed right away. I usually use this just before I go to bed so I don’t wash or wear it off and I felt as thought my hands and feet looked and felt better the next day. Regular use meant all those dry scaly bits disappeared and my skin looked good, now to just remember to do it regular, I am so bad at remembering.

The cream was really thick so I don’t think you could use it as an all over lotion, but I think it is meant for more spot treatment.

Would I replace this? Yes! It fits well into my hand bag and works so well. I would love one for work and one for home and with the two different sizes there is always the perfect size. I had good results and enjoyed using it!

Manuka Doctor ApiNourish Firm Skin Facial Moisturiser
– Sent fr Review
Website
– $49.95 NZD
– Available at Life Pharmacy (NZ) and Manuka Doctor website (international)

I have been using this for so long that I almost forgot what my skin was like before this. I feel like my skin looks and feels great and has had such huge improvements while using this moisturiser. I use this mainly in the mornings and every other night when I am not using one of my oils, this works really well as it sits underneath my makeup perfectly. It soaks in very quickly and leaves my skin feeling soft and ready for the day. Despite what I have had to eat or the amount of sleep I have had for the last week, my skin doesn’t seem to take as much of a knock while I am using this. I’m currently sitting here feeling my face and I feel as though it feels good! I even think the few lines I have started to get (-_-) are looking better!

Would I replace this? YES! I am going to swim in this!!

MAC False Lashes Extreme Black Mascara
– Sample
Website
– $22.00 USD
– Available from MAC website (US) or MAC in store (International)

Dammit MAC! I made a purchase a month a go and was able to choose a free sample and this was it. Now I need it, I need it so much. It looks great on my lashes, it makes them so dark and full without clumping. It also applies really easy and the brush is just perfect T_T Why did I do this to myself?

Tresemme Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo
Website
– $14.50 NZD
– Available from Countdown (NZ), Life Pharmacy (NZ), Pak N Save (NZ), The Warehouse (NZ) Chemist Warehouse (International)

I have used an older version of Tresemme’s dry shampoo for ages and have always sworn about it, suddenly it became hard to find and now I know why. An even better one came out. For quite a few years now I have been part of that crazy group that tries to wash their hair only two to three times a week. It took a long time before my hair looked any good, but I am never going back. Dry Shampoo was really my savior when I first started out.

I don’t have to use dry shampoo as much any more, but sometimes you just need a bit to help your hair in the morning. Tresemme’s dry shampoo works really well for me, it makes my hair look less greasy and helps give it some volume back. I can get quite oily and lank hair if I am careful so this is best for me. I would not personally use this more than once before washing my hair. I usually use this on day three when I am pushing it out between washes. It does whiten your hair a little bit, even when you brush it out. This doesn’t look too bad if you have lighter hair.

Its really inexpensive and a good product, that is easy to find, I would buy it again.

Maybelline Touch of Light Luminizing Face Glow
– Discontinued
– $8.00 NZD
– No longer available in stores, but you can find it on ebay and makeup clearance stores like buymemakeup.com

T_T I didn’t know this was discontinued till I fell in love with it. So if you can get your hands on it get a tube or two! Its a really nice subtle, liquid, golden highlighter. It blends in very well and looks best over liquid foundation. I would love to get more, but I think I will just have to live with the two tubes I have XD I can’t be the only one who has fallen in love with something discontinued right?

Thanks for reading!

❤ Miss T

July 2015 Round Up

July 2015 Round Up

Good Afternoon,

Where has July gone?!

Today I have for you the July round up of products I have been trialling. Some were sent to be for review, some I grabbed and some I have been wanting to tell you about for ages.

So lets have a look.

July Round Up

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June Round Up

June Round Up

Good Evening,

How has your weekend been? I have spent mine trying to figure out how to use my new camera. DSLRs involve a lot of homework XD I think I am getting there.

Anyway! Today I wanted to share with you some of the products I was trialling in June. Some of these were products I purchased for myself and some of them were sent to me for reviewing.
June Round Up

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Manuka Doctor Brightening Facial Oil

Manuka Doctor Brightening Facial Oil

Good Morning,

How has your week been? Super busy again for me, work has really picked up and all of a sudden my day is over XD Oh well, I have been quietly beavering away at getting things reviewed.

I have a blog post for you today that has long been neglected. I received the Manuka Doctor brightening oil some time ago and I am only writing about it now. Woops 😮 So here it is finally!

MD Bightening Facial Oil

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Manuka Doctor ApiClear 3-in-1 Purifying Facial Wipes

Manuka Doctor ApiClear 3-in-1 Purifying Facial Wipes

Good Afternoon Lovelies,

How is your weekend going? Mine took forever to get here, but it is nice and relaxing and I finally got near my laptop. Today’s review is for a product I was sent back in February, (woops!) Manuka Doctor’s Purifying Facial Wipes.

 

I have reviewed Manuka Doctor before and was excited to try something else for them. I had also been on the hunt for a makeup remover. So lets see how it did.Manuka Doctor Face Wipes

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Manuka Doctor Apirefine Illusionist Rapid Lift Mask

Manuka Doctor Apirefine Illusionist Rapid Lift Mask

Good Morning!

I have a review for you today of the Manuka Doctor Apirefine Illusionist Rapid Lift Mask. I was sent this to review a month ago and I have been using it at least once a week to get a feel for it. Even Mr Gabby has helped me out with my trials 😉

Lets see what its all about.

DRM Face Lift Mask Box

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