This review is for the 'Streak Free Tanning Spray". This product definately lives up to its name - it gives me a very even, very natural, streak-free tan. 10/10 for natural/believable colour! It is a tinted formula so you can see where it has been applied. I prefer not to get any fake tan on the problem areas of my legs (knees/ankles/toes) so I always wear short anklet socks and put a thick moisturiser on my knees (and elbows). I apply this in the shower and it doesn't leave a huge mess like some tinted sprays can (dark bath mat placed on shower floor & residue rinsed off tiles with water once I finish application). I blend the product in (wearing disposable gloves) and instantly, I have a very even glow all over. The smell is not overwhelming and the product doesn't stain my clothes/bedsheets. All huge pluses!! The colour is perfect! I use this once a week during summer and the Natio Gradual Tanning Lotion daily and my skin remains soft and even until I exfoliate in preparation for the next application. I usually get approx 3 applications out of one can, so for $9AUD this is excellent value for money. The result is as good as any professional salon spray tan I have tried so I will definately continue repurchasing! I have tried many self-tanning products over the years and I think I have finally found my winning formula - this and the Natio Gradual Tanning Lotion. For a small price and very little effort, I have a lovely light tan and healthy skin. Highly recommended!
Self Tanners -Natio - Sun-Kissed Glow Gradual Tan Lotion
Stylemummy 1/18/2012 11:22:00 PM
Out of all the self tanners I have used (and I have tried almost every product on the Australian market!!) this is the only product that doesn't have develop that awful DHA smell. For me, this makes it THE BEST gradual tan lotion. I have been using this daily this summer and my skin has been loving it. It has evened out the skin tone on my arms (which have some freckles) and given my body a nice touch of colour and glow. It would be nice if it didn't contain mineral oil, however, it has not irritated my very sensitive/reactive skin and it feels light and fresh. I found this on sale for about $9 AUD so it is great value for money. Excellent product.
Lip Gloss -BeneFit Cosmetics - The Gloss - Rave Reviews [DISCONTINUED]
Stylemummy 1/18/2012 11:03:00 PM
I absolutely adore this lip gloss. It is the perfect mix of berry/gold shimmer that adds just the right amount of colour and shine to my usually pale, dry lips. I wear it almost everday - either on its own or over lipstick. On the downside, it doesn't have great staying power so it needs to be reapplied quite frequently. It is quite expensive, however, is readily available from strawberry net at a good price (I have been purchasing it from here for the past couple of years). Highly recommended product.
A lovely blush. The colour looks quite vibrant but is lovely and soft on my fair skin (for reference I wear MAC NC25). I don't have the best skin (freckles, large pores, some acne scarring) and most blushes that I have tried tend to accentuate these problem areas but this just gives me the perfect hint of colour and glow. I will always have a pot of Pinch O'Peach in my makeup bag!
Although I have been an avid fan of MakeupAlley for many years, I have never found a product that has impressed me enough to write a review about it - until now! This foundation is amazing! For years I have been buying high-end foundations (mainly MAC, Aveda, Benefit, Giorgio Armani) as I had never found a budget-brand foundation that matched my skin tone/colour well. While browsing the makeup isle at my local chemist whilst waiting for a prescription to be filled, this foundation caught my eye so I had a little play. First I put some on my hand. The texture was divine. The smell was light and fresh. The colour was lovely. So, I dabbed a little on my cheek. It looked and felt so nice so I quickly applied it to me whole face. I then added some of the Rimmel translucent powder and bronzer, got my prescription and went home. As soon as I walked through the door, my 10 year old daughter exclaimed that my makeup looked really good! Given that, I went back to the chemist and purchased these products (for less than I would normally spend on just a lipstick) and went home hoping to recreate the magic achieved in the chemist. I have been using this foundation (colour purchased 'True Nude' - usually wear MAC NC25) for 2 weeks and the amount of compliments I have received have been outstanding! Mind you, I have recently experienced a severe acne outbreak and have been feeling awful about the state of my skin, so to have people tell me that I am glowing and look great was totally unexpected. I therefore recommend this product to anyone who is looking for a lovely foundation that is non-irritating and just gives your skin a gorgeous glow. The packaging is not the best but the product is amazing (especially for the price). So, if you are feeling like trying something new, definately give this a go!