Sunday, May 19, 2013

Get Ready With Me! Makeup for a daytime wedding

It's been awhile since I've done a "get ready with me" video so here is one for you today! We attended a wedding yesterday and I wanted to share what makeup look I wore ;)  The ceremony was in the morning so I opted for natural makeup with some colour on the lips.  This is probably one of my go-to looks!

Let me know what you think of the video!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Healthfood Haul!


I LOVE healthy food and learning all about nutrition! I believe that we are definitely what we eat and it is so important to put an emphasis on eating healthy, wholesome and nutritious food so we nourish our bodies and ensure we are functioning at our optimal best.  That's not to say that you can't have days where you eat take-out or indulge in your guilty pleasures (egg tarts!!)...but I do favour a balanced lifestyle of eating healthy, moving everyday and also enjoying an occasional indulgence :)

Anyway, this post is about a healthfood store haul and what I bought! I love buying my snacks from this store as well as supplements.  This is the list of my purchases, or if you prefer, watch my video below.  I really do apologise for the yellow lighting - it is horrible but I filmed after work (no makeup touchups either so excuse my face) and it gets pretty dark really early now :(

1) Vitalgreens - a vitamins, minerals and all-that-good-stuff supplement I add to my green smoothies every morning (yes I'm incomplete without my smoothie)

2) Pukka tea in Revitalise - a DELICIOUS tea made of organic cinnamon, cardamom and ginger. I also love their three tulsi tea.

3) Loving Earth chocolates - the best organic raw chocolate ever. Seriously.  And I was a chocaholic! I especially love their dark chocolate mint sweetened with evaporated coconut nectar (no agave!).

4) Loving earth kale chips - amazing tasting chippies! They are also really filling and great for an afternoon (or morning) snack :)

5) Maca Powder - I add Maca powder to my green smoothies.  Maca is highly nutritious with minerals, vitamins, amino acids and trace elements.  It also helps with hormonal balance!

6) Pitted dates - I never bought dates before but I wanted to try these in my smoothie as a natural sweetener, for making raw desserts and also as a topping on oats

7) Quinoa - giving this grain a second chance hehe

8) Almond Brazil Cashew nut butter - ALL TIME FAV! This does not last long in my house. I love eating it with raw cacao and honey. Too good.

9) Raw Organic Cacao Powder - my substitute for cocoa.  I use this in smoothies and raw desserts. It tastes amazing.

What are things you like to pick up at your local healthfood / vitamin store?

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Review time! Lancome's Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate

I was super excited to trial this product (thank you beautyheaven) as I have seen the product in nearly every magazine I was picking up!

Lancome's Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate says it will make your skin look more smoother and luminous from the first drops, younger and rejuvenated after seven days.

First off, my skin type is normal combination which means my T-Zone gets oily by the end of the day (particularly my forehead and nose) but I don't have any major problems with other areas of my face in terms of oiliness.

I have been using Genifique now for about a week and a half, every morning and night time, after cleaning and before I apply my moisturiser. Here are my thoughts:

* Once applied, the serum is absorb instantaneously into my skin. My skin feels very soft upon application.

* After a few days, my skin begins to feel softer and my skin tone looks more even.

* After a week and a half, my skin feels much softer, has more elasticity and the texture is smoother. I also noticed that my skin felt like it was luminous and glowy :)

* My skin did not feel any oilier after applying the serum, it did feel hydrated.

* The serum has no scent - thank goodness!

* Very easy to apply - the pump ensures the serum remains hygenic.

Overall I would give this serum 5 out of 5, I could defintely see a difference in my skin tone and texture :) I especially recommend this during winter when skin can typically look dull, this product could help rejuvenate and provide a dewy look to your skin!