Monday, 28 August 2017

In The Spotlight: Essano

Essano, New Zealand beauty, skin care, body care, hand & nail care

Hola mi amigas!

As you guys might've seen from my recent Priceline skincare haul post, I picked up a bunch of skin & body care goodies from New Zealand organic* beauty brand Essano & today I'm going to share with you my thoughts on them. Bear in mind that these thoughts are largely based on my first few uses of these products, although I have been using one of these products on & off for a while.

For those of you who have never heard of Essano before, this hair, skin & body care brand is all about natural & effective products that are neither expensive nor exclusive, hence why they're stocked in supermarkets & pharmacies across Australasia. They're also focused on sustainability & ethics making sure that all their packaging is recyclable, yet at the same time not compromising on ingredient selection for their products. They also claim to be cruelty-free, however I can't find a certification on their website (and I admit I didn't email them to ask), so maybe take that with a grain of salt.

Monday, 7 August 2017

What I Hauled From Priceline's 40% Off Skincare Sale

Priceline, skincare, sales, hauls, Essano, Lanolips, The Ordinary, Carmex, Uriage

Hola mi amigas & happy Monday!

Last Wednesday I made my bi-annual pilgrimage to Priceline for their famous 40% off skincare sale (aka the only sale I live for) & lemme tell you, it was a little stressful & painful (only by the end of the day, when my right bicep was sore from carting my haul + other stuff home), but also fun. Thankfully for me, I got in early so there wasn't much of a crowd at all the stores I went to; but that said I still didn't get everything I wanted. *curses The Ordinary for being über-popular & selling out of the Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% before I or anyone else could get their hands on it 😢*

So....betcha itching to know what I got right? Well mi amigas, here's everything I hauled:

Friday, 4 August 2017

The Monthly Happy List (July)

Hola mi amigas & happy Fri-YAY!

So another month is done & dusted & we Aussies are hurtling towards the end of winter, which I for one am rather happy about. I've mentioned before how winter isn't my fave time of year (even though I've found some good things to say about it too), but this year its felt a bit rougher than usual. Maybe that's due to me being sick several times in the last few months (including last month) or maybe I've just felt the cold a bit more than normal; but whatever it is, right now I'm like "roll on spring"!

Personal feelings about winter aside, let's focus on July & see what made me happy last month: