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Absolute April Beauty Product Favourites


At the end of this month I decided to work a bit more on my beauty side of my life. I have been thinking in the back of my mind what I need to get and do to look after myself, and practice not only ‘self-care’ but my beauty look. I am no beauty professional, but when I lived in Melbourne I became very familiar with products, and brands that I have become fussy over time. Everyone is different when it comes to choosing brands for makeup, but I have always stuck to one – L’Oreal – for everything. So, recently I shopped at Priceline pharmacy in Karrinyup shopping centre and the one thing that I wanted to focus on getting was a new eyeshadow palette.

When I was in the L’Oreal section my eyes peeled open when seeing a $7 eyeshadow palette on sale, and I was like, what could be better! It was a natural beige coloured one, and only had about 4 eyeshades to choose from, until my mum found the perfect one for me. There was a 10 shade eyeshade palette on SALE for $9. What could go wrong! and what could be better than that!!??? As soon as I saw it, I knew it was the one. So, I bought it!

It is the L’Oreal Paris LA Palette Nude in Rose.

I had to choose from Beige or Rose, and once looking at the colours (and knowing what I wanted) I chose the rose. It is inspired by makeup designers ‘must have palettes’  and is available in 10 elegant rose tones in 3 sleek shadow finishes. You can allow your creativity and artistic flair to unleash when blending and contouring the eye when putting and dabbing on the shimmery satin, or lustrous sheen.

The 3 different finishes – satin, sheen and matte leave a fantastic look for everyday wear, and I believe the rose colours are better than nude, because it has more of a variety and doesn’t have JUST brown tones, it has pinks and light colours along with a dark brown that is used for the eye lining.

The lipstick that I chose was $21.95 which was an investment. I know, anything can be an investment, but this truly was an investment! I have been looking for the perfect pinky but not too pink colour that makes me look like a clown, that I had a look through all the choices, and came across number 131 – Color Riche Matte – Mistinguette. This lipstick is enriched with a combination of Omega – 3 oils and Vitamin E and helps to protect your lips from drying. It’s soft and creamy texture leaves lips moisturized and smooth with a perfect finish. I love the gold tube that it comes in, and it leaves a classy look for when you go to touch up throughout the day. It is totally matte, and that was what I was looking for. If you want the complete matte look and feel I totally suggest this collection, and this colour in particular as well. It has become my favourite lipstick as of late, and I have been wearing it everyday to every event I go to. The texture is comfortable and light, and it leaves such a glow, and it lasts very long, but I have noticed when I eat or drink it does come off, but I suppose that goes with any lipstick. I have found with Covergirl lipsticks they are 24/7 stay on, but when I had my coffee it came off easily, so that was the only ‘negative’ thing that I had with it. Positive – it leaves my lips feeling moist. All in all, my favourite lipstick of the year.

So, a few of the pro’s of this lipstick are:

  • it leaves the best matte finish
  • good pigmentation

I bought the Ardell Natural Demi Wisps  (false eyelashes) for only $11, for a complete natural look that doesn’t create an over glamorous look, but that you can wear through out the day, and look great anyhow! I have never done this before, and I was excited about getting my first false eyelashes! haha! and it was fun deciding on which ones to get. I wanted a natural daywear look, so these were just perfect, and exactly what I wanted.

I have had a bit of a struggle getting them on, and I still need a lot of practice, but next time (from a friends piece of advice) I will use tweezers to put them into place from the inner eye to the outer corner of the eye. Plus next time I may cut it to fit my eye properly. I wasn’t sure if it needed to fill out the entire eye. But I was happy with the result and outcome of the entire look of the day. Next time I will remember to watch the Ardell Strip Lash Application for beginners which can be found on the internet, and just what they say you achieve a natural looking full lash experience! It creates such volume, and offering full and fluttering results.

The best mascara I have been using lately is the Revlon Ultimate All in one mascara. I have all but good news about this one. The wand may seem short and mini, but it really flicks up the lashes, and helps create a full look. I don’t suggest wearing the mascara with the false eyelashes, even though some girls do that, only if you want to look like a Kardashian girl, then yes, do it, But for me because I have long lashes it would make me look like the lashes are going past my eyebrows! I thought I had short lashes, but I have been told they are long, so being careful with mascara and lash products is my way to go.

The high impact formula has:

  • great length
  • definition
  • volume
  • intense colour
  • lift

This is my new favourite mascara, and I have been wearing it everyday on all occasions.

I thought I would share with you photos from videos I took on Instagram videos, here I was sharing how I did my eyes with the eyeshadow palette in rose, and I am not sure which colours I used, but I used the first white colour as a highlighter, and then a pinky colour for the middle, and then the dark brown as an eyeliner.

This is the finished look, with a L’Oreal Paris True Match Super Blendable liquid foundation, the eyeshadow I share with you, the Ardell Demi false eye lashes, and the Mistinguette L’Oreal Matte Lipstick.

To top off the rest of the day, I decided to unwind with a “Pride and Prejudice” novel by Jane Austen. I used a quote of hers in “How to be like Kate in a Kardashian world“. I hadn’t read it before, and did try to read it when I was in Merredin but never finished it. I have been wanting to read more period costume time books, yes, I know, I have been reading regency period books, but this is a world renowned classic and the type of english used is quite old, and I have been told that you have to concentrate on reading it, but since getting through the first chapter I have felt like I have been going through it like a breeze! I am still working on Library Studies – currently working on ‘Circulation and Customer Service’, and working on Assessment 1 from doing Session 1 – 5 that I need to work on it tomorrow to get it in on time.

So, I thought I would leave you with a link for “Best beauty blogs to follow in 2017”

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10 ways to practice self-care PLUS a Book Giveaway!


When was the last time you did something JUST for yourself?

Has your daily routine been too much and you just need time to learn to relax ?

I have been longing to do this post for a very long time. Not only did someone recommend it, But I have been wanting to come up with ideas and tips for a life filled with mindfulness, peacefulness and serenity. The things that create a time for spending some “you” time. At the end of the day I almost (daily) spend some “me” time.

I get home and pop the kettle on, and just do things to let myself rejuvenate, and renew my mind so that I can sleep better and smash the next day.

The following may work for you, may not, but I have not only researched, but put together my own ideas to cultivate building-blocks of self-care. This is not just something you try and do once and then just forget and get on with a busy hectic eventful life. You need to do these things consistently if you want to have a healthy, mental and physical well-being.

Here are some tips to go by that I think will benefit you in the long haul if you’re a busy person, (Mum, Wife, Entrepeneur, Business Woman, Full-time worker):

1. Listen to classical music or any easy listening (evening) type of music!

I recommend Jackie Evancho, Andre Rieu’, Kathleen Battle, Greta Bradman, Katherine Jenkins and composers like Bach, Tchaikovsky, Mozart and Beethoven. I trained as a classical music pianist for 8 years, so classical music is my escape. That’s why I basically put it as number One! But if you don’t particularly like classical music, whatever kind of music you think is relaxing for you!

2. Book a massage 💆🏼 or an ultimate day spa in Perth. Or a Luxurious Pamper Package at a High End Day Spa. 

 

 

3.Read a novel such as Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, or an inspirational/motivational book to get even more ideas on looking after yourself.

4. Breathe – Sit on your bed (or even lay) and concentrate on your breathing. Inhale and exhale slowly, feeling and making sure you are relaxed.

5. Try a different kind of tea – Opt for herbal green, or chamomile tea is also known as a relaxant.

 

6. Another idea is to just lie on your bed for five minutes and close your eyes. Not necessarily taking a nap, although a power snooze for 5 minutes is excellent! I just think lying there and closing your eyes is a time to renew.

7. Organise a Girls Getaway to escape, relax and indulge……

8. Create your own aromatherapy without the expensive candles with Little Finch Candle and Co.

 

 

Some oils to use can be the Aromachologie Relaxing Essential Oil Blend which is only $25 through L’Occitane which is a great lavender oil to soothe yourself and create a healthier you. For some more ideas on oils visit my Doterra Party page and get an idea of what oils would be your favourite or type.

9. Make a cup of tea and pull out a chick flick! Something like “The other woman” with Cameron Diaz is a laugh! Or “How to lose a guy in 10 days” even if you’ve watched it 100 times like me! To me it is a classic! And will always be a favourite!

 

10. Be selfish. Not in the wrong way, but do that one thing today just because it makes you happy. If there’s something you’ve always wanted to do and something stopped you from pursuing it, I say, GO FOR IT! If you have that gut instinct feeling about pursuing a career, going in a different direction in life, changing courses, then, one thing I always have believed is “Trust your gut!!!!!!”

I am a firm believer in self-care, and am learning new and more ideas from other bloggers who love to post things similar.

Another idea is to have an early nights sleep. That’s always been a top tip!

Go shopping.

Priceline has a fantastic product from Essano which is a Rosehip Certified Organic Mist Toner which is enriched with Kakadu Plum and Green Tea. I only got it for $10.39.

Tonight I sprayed it on after putting on my night cream and it is just soooo soothing and refreshing. I feel it doing wonders! It’s more of a day spray to hydrate your skin but it’s still nice to spray on before bedtime.

This time I am doing a giveaway. If you comment your favourite tip and why, you will receive this delicious story of a book!

❤️
Exquisite Emmalisa

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How to emphasise your gorgeous lips


The pout is everything, especially when paired with a gorgeous set of pearly whites and an attitude that will sass out any competition in the way. Everything you are is read through your body language and facial expressions, which is why almost every single detail you’ve got going on means one thing or the other. No, nobody’s saying be fake to make it! Rather, we are suggesting be who you are and let the world see the beauty you are hiding by carefully manipulating your given gorgeousness.
For all you queens out there who are looking to show the world what you are made of, here are some tips on how to “use” your already beautiful lips and turn them into your shield and armor!

Here we go.


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Completely Cosmetics (Part 4) Eyeliners


The function of the eyeliner is to frame and define the eyes.

I love the 60’s look with the BOLD eyeliner to accentuate the eyes. 

You can use either pencil or liquid. I tend to use pencil for everyday use and liquid for evening and special occasions. 

Liquid eyeliner can be a bit iffy and hard to apply. It only looks effective if you can create a VERY thin line. 

I think you need to be picky when choosing liquid eyeliners.

Today I bought a Savvy By DB Kohl eyeliner in Granite. 


It is a great everyday use eyeliner and only $5 at Priceline Pharmacy.


I will be using this NON – STOP!!!!! And there are more products on my shopping list. 


What is your favourite eyeliner?

Do you like using eyeliners?

                                          ❤️

                          Exquisite Emmalisa

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Completely Cosmetics Part 3 (Eyeshadows)


Eyeshadows are used to highlight the eyes. They can be available as powders, creams, liquids that make you SHINE!!!!!

A line of eyeshadow is softer and easier to blend than a pencil. 

Liquids and creams contain more preservatives like salt, brine, vinegar which can cause a negative reaction.

It is best to use POWDER shadows, especially matte powder eye shadows. 

Apply foundation, then powder to the eyelids so that the eyeshadow will set better and not crease.

A woman’s eyes are her most naturalistic facial feature. 

When we talk to people, we look into each other’s eyes. 

The colours you choos express your creativity and shows who you are. Naturally, if you are a girly girl you choose pinks! 

For a “day look”, you usually would opt for earthy browny tones. Once you choose a favourite brand, look at ALL colours to determine your BEST colour.

I recently bought a 88 Matte Colour Eyeshadow Palette from BH Cosmetics.


It has a WIDE range of colours to choose from!!!! 

Thanks to BH Cosmetics for such a wonderful range of product!!!

                                     ❤️

                     Exquisite Emmalisa

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Completely Cosmetics (Part 2) Lipsticks


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Lipsticks add a sheer touch by setting the tone and adding colour to the face. What colour you wear is vital and is key, for when you are either out shopping or dining out at a restaurant. You can choose so many different types of lipsticks, from L’Oreal, to Revlon, Mary Kay, Chanel, MAC, Sephora, Charlotte Tilbury, the list is endless.

I love to wear pinky tones, because I am really girly-girl, I could have pink everything but my room’s not pink! I am just definite at wearing pink lipstick, as it shows my personality. I hardly wear red, only for really special occasions.

The most luminous lipstick I love is the Queen Lipstick / Matte Revolution. It gives a full plump look and the colour is pretty and bright. It has a great matte lip effect, and is totally flattering.

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Completely Cosmetics (Part 1) Finding the right foundation


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When choosing a foundation you need to take into consideration your skin type and shades available. The colour you choose is VERY important. ALWAYS make sure that you test the foundation in natural light. When in a store or pharmacy the bright lights may not show the colour right.

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If you have oily skin, it is best to use OIL-FREE foundations, such as:

Revlon’s New Complexion Oil Free

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The light weight formula gives you a perfectly smooth, even tones skin.

I love using MAC STUDIO FIX which I always buy from either the Myer or David Jones department store. It gives a total matte finish, which gives a flattering, natural look, and is $50.

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Completely Cosmetics (Introduction)


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Australian consumers spend well over $20 million a year on cosmetics. Studies show that physical appearance plays an important part in our social interactions, interpersonal relations and job success.

Traditionally, cosmetics were used simply to beautify or decorate the skin.

Cosmetic counters are now stocked high with potions and creams that will rejuvenate our skin, prevent wrinkles or modify the ageing process.

Cosmetics have actually been used for over 4000 years! Greeks used lanolin (which is sheep’s wool) as a moisturizer in AD 100, Romans took milk baths and also used powder to make themselves whiter! Powder was also used in the Elizabethan era.

The purpose of cleansers is to remove dirt and makeup from the skin. There are three types of cleansers available. Soaps should not be used on the face, although soaps are very effective for cleaning the skin.

For example, you can use Neutrogena – Liquid Fresh Cleanser and Makeup remover.

To buy on the Neutrogena website click HERE. I use this product daily even if I don’t wear makeup that day!

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Appealing AVON Anew Skin Products


So I went to Burracoppin (the wheat belt of Western Australia) for Daffodil Day, and there were many stalls there. I didn’t look at many stalls which is UNLIKE me! I think I just wanted coffee! But I stopped by the Avon stall and had a lovely chat with the consultants. 

I couldn’t believe that they were so kind to give so many samples to me! I was interested to try as I hadn’t heard of Avon for SO long! I remember the brand from when I was little! I took a catalogue so I could check out the products for when I get home and received the following samples.

Avon Advance Techniques Colour Protection Shampoo and Conditioner

It gently cleanses and protects helping to extend the life of your hair colour! I can’t wait to wash my hair next, as I have a surprise blog coming up! 

Femme Perfume 

An elegant spray with sparkling freshness and opulent florals. 🌸 It has magnolia and amberwoods and rich jasmine petals to refresh yourself with radiance! The full bottle is $30.

ANEW Clinical Absolute even multi-tone Skin Correcting Cream

It helps to moisturise skin and even it out as a anti aging serum containing vitamin C. It helps get rid of dark spots, brown patches, freckles, and reduces post acne marks. It is oil free and allergy tested and dermatologist tested. This is $35 to buy the full bottle.

ANEW Clinical E-Defence Multi-Shield Lotion SPF 15

It is an anti ageing lotion formulated to provide high level protection and targets at repairing visible signs of ageing. It also contains advanced blend of anti-oxidants and improves the look of skin tone, texture and clarity. It is best to put on after cleansing and the SPF is protection from the sun.

AVON Solutions Hydra Beyond Detox Hydrating Gel Creme


ANEW Rejuvenate Revitalizing Night Cream 

Wake up to smooth, radiant, younger looking skin with the lightweight night cream. Skin looks rejuvenated with pores less noticeable.
This lightweight gel cream works while you sleep to help replicate the rejuvenating results of a professional anti-ageing facial. Wake up with fresher, younger-looking skin.

In just 7 days, Reduces fine lines and visible pore size, smoothes texture and evens skin tone. In just 2 weeks, dramatically reduces the look of fine wrinkles & skin appears younger and fresher.

AVON Anew Age-Transforming Foundation

The benefit is that it contains an antioxidant complex and helps fight premature signs of ageing. 

It minimises the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, pores and age spots. Results show that after a week, there is improvement in skin texture and clarity. It is a full coverage and has a natural luxurious finish. I am looking forward to using this product and will use in my next blog! 

And,

AVON Ideal Flawless Invisible  Coverage Liquid Foundation

This full coverage foundation leaves the skin feeling moisturised and is 100% natural. It is suitable for normal, combination, dry and oily skin. This liquid formula gives a beautifully natural semi matte finish. 

Invisibly flawless finish



You can check out AVON’s website and find other similar products.

You can find out all about their company here.

Also, another bonus is I have a friend, Naomi Borg who is a consultant who can help you with things like choosing the right shade for your foundation, etc…..

She has been with Avon for two years now and finished in the Top 10 Leaders and is a Platinum Advanced Leader. 

Here are her details:

Mobile: 0402 530 610

Email: natural_beauty2014@outlook.com

And if you’re living in Melbourne, contact her if you want to do something like a party! 

Happy Shopping Avon, darlings!!!

❤️ 

Exquisite Emmalisa

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Northam Skin & Body Care Centre (Ella Bache)


Tuesday 11.15 – Nail Appointment in Northam….. Yay!!!!!! I have been wanting to have nice clean fresh nails with a French manicure polish for quite sometime! I decided to get it done at Ella Bache. 


Ella Bache is a professional salon dealing with waxing, massage, facials, and so on. There are a number of them in Western Australia and can be found in Ellenbrook, Mount Lawley, and Belmont. 


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The young lady that did my nails was exceptional, and I would love to have her again!!! We had great conversation while getting them done!

So, I am set!!!!

This was one of the important things I wanted to get done this week, so I feel like I am ready, as a lady, for my week! 

Next time I go there I am definitely getting a facial or massage done!!!! Would be heavenly!!!!! 


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I walked about Northam town and browsed through a few shops! It is a city but part of the country as well….. Let me just say, there’s much more here than Merredin!!!! 



And I love browsing antique collectibles!!!! Especially if it is Royal Albert! This isn’t Royal Albert but is still a nice set in white and blue. 



Then, I drove back home with a stop off at McDonalds cafe for coffee for an extra hit! 

It was nice to get home and unwind with a magazine and the telly on! 


❤️🌹❤️

Exquisite Emmalisa 

When was the last time you got your nails done?