30 September 2013

September 2013 Product Empties


I cant believe that we're already at the end of September this year. I really feel like this year has gone by so quickly. I thought I'd do a dedicated post on my product empties of the month. I've always loved reading these posts on other beauty blogs and watching my favourite gurus on Youtube share their thoughts on the products they've used up that month. Here are the 9 products I have used up and what I think about them.

Vaseline Total Moisture Body Lotion (Dry Skin)
I actually bought this after a recommendation that it helps to diminish the appearance of keratosis pillaris. I love that this lotion provided enough hydration without being too greasy. Would I buy it again? Yes and I already have. It's a great and affordable moisturiser.
Vaseline Total Moisture | Product Size: 750ml | RRP AU$11.59 | Available from pharmacies and supermarkets
Burberry Body Perfume
I received this as a gwp. Although this perfume smells pleasant enough, it did not entirely suit me. I found it to be too mature for my liking. I used it around the home and used it to soak cotton balls to give a nice scent to my drawers. Would I buy it again? I wouldn't purchase the full bottle of this perfume for myself.


Clinique All About Eyes | Eye Cream
I have a ton of these little pots because I take advantage of Clinique gwp offers and these always seem to be included in the gift packs. I have been using this for years now. I find that this cream is light but provides great moisture around the eye area.  Would I buy it again? No, only because I have so many sample pots and I get my supply from the gwp packs.


Dior Duo Express Eye Makeup Remover
Another product I received in a gwp offer. I didn't really find this product to be spectacular. A cheaper brand of eye makeup remover actually did a better job than this product. Would I buy it again? No, because I don't think it's worth the AU price. I will however keep the mini bottle because it's a great little size for travelling.

Clinique Dramatically Different Lotion
I have been using this facial lotion since I was about 15 years old. 10 years on and I'm still a fan. I love how easy the clinique cleansing system is and how efficient it is. I don't notice much of a difference between the original formula and the new formula. Would I buy it again? Absolutely!...but maybe not until there's another gwp offer...(haha I'm a sucker for gwp)


Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes Mascara
My HG in mascara. I have no bad things to say about this product (except for the AU price, but it's that good that I think it's worth it anyway). Would I buy it again? I need a new one but I'm waiting a bit because I heard that Lancome and Myer have some special offers coming up.


Lancome Miracle So Magic! Perfume
I absolutely love this scent. It's fresh, fruity and feminine without being too over-the-board. It's light enough to wear daily and it's a scent that does not offend anyone.  Would I buy it again? Definitely!


Priceline Beauty Essentials Nail Polish Remover
I can't get enough of nail polish removers. I change my nail colour so frequently that I find I go through 1-2 bottles per month easily. Would I buy it again? Yes. This remover works well and is very reasonably priced.
Priceline Nail Polish Remover | Product Size: 125ml | RRP AU$3.49 | Available from Priceline stores.
 That concludes my post. I'm glad I saved the empty packaging so I could do this post (I've been meaning to do it for ages, but I usually end up throwing out the packaging). What was your favourite product this September?.

This post was not sponsored. All products mentioned were purchased with my own money. My reviews are my 100% honest opinions. They are in no way intended to offend or malign any companies or groups. Please consult a healthcare professional if you are in doubt before using any of the aforementioned products. For further information on my disclosure and disclaimer policies please access the 'Terms and Conditions' tab on top. For enquiries please contact Sunshine via email: littlemissscb.inquire@hotmail.com

Say Goodbye to Flaky Scalp with Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic Shampoo Product Review

Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic Shampoo
 
Size 200ml
Price AUD $12.99
Available From Pharmacies and Supermarkets.
 
The shampoo claims to be an effective therapeutic treatment to help control scalp conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, seborrhoeic dermatitis and dandruff.
 
Directions For Use.
Wet hair thoroughly and massage the shampoo into your scalp. Lather and leave on your hair and scalp for several minutes. Rinse and repeat.
 
Product Caution.
  • Do not use for prolonged periods except on the advice of a doctor.
  • May increase your tendency to sunburn for up to 24 hours after application.
  • May discolour bleached or tinted hair.

Ingredients.
Contains NEUTAR solubilised coal tar extracts 2% (equivalent to 0.5% w/v tar) in a mild shampoo base and methyl hydroxybenzoate, propyl hydroxybenzoate and diazolidinyl urea as preservatives.

Product Review
This product is heaven sent for those who suffer from itchy flaky scalps because it actually works very well at removing the flakes and soothing the scalp. The packaging is clear thus showing exactly how much product is left. It's also recyclable which is great because every little bit we can do to help the environment is good. For the amount of product you get, this product is priced well.
The product claimed to have a pleasant fragrance, but unfortunately it does not. My bf describes it as petrol-y. It definitely doesn't smell "natural" but with a pleasant conditioner it's not so bad. My hair was left rather dry and more prone to tangles if I didn't use A LOT of conditioner. The product warning about not using it for a prolonged period was a little ambiguous for me (How long is too long and why can't you use it for a long period of time?).

 
Overall
Despite the scent, I love this! It's the first product that has effectively removed the flakes on my scalp. If you suffer from embarrassing flakes I highly recommend you give this a go.

Have you tried this shampoo before? What do you use to treat flaky scalp? I'd love to know.
 
This post was not sponsored. All products mentioned were purchased with my own money. My reviews are my 100% honest opinions. They are in no way intended to offend or malign any companies or groups. Please consult a healthcare professional if you are in doubt before using any of the aforementioned products. For further information on my disclosure and disclaimer policies please access the 'Terms and Conditions' tab on top. For enquiries please contact Sunshine via email: littlemissscb.inquire@hotmail.com

Daily Inspirations #6


29 September 2013

This or That Tag


Hello lovelies. I hope you're all having a relaxing weekend. Today I wanted to do a tag called "This or That". As I was chilling at home and catching up on my followed blogs from Bloglovin' (Follow my blog here) I came across this post from The Drugstore Dreamer and I thought it'd be a fun (and quick) post to do. Here are the questions and my answers to them.

Makeup
  1. Blush or Bronzer: Bronzer
  2. Lip Gloss or Lip Stick: Lipstick. I'm a bit of an addict.
  3. Eyeliner or Mascara: Mascara. The longer the lashes the better in my opinion.
  4. Foundation or Concealer: Concealer.
  5. Natural or Coloured Eye Shadow: Natural. You can create so many looks with them.
  6. Pressed or Loose Eye Shadow: Pressed shadows. I find them easier to work with.
  7. Brush or Sponge: Brushes definitely.
Nails
  1. OPI or China Glaze: OPI
  2. Long or Short: Short
  3. Acrylic or Natural: Natural, I like changing my nail polish often.
  4. Bright or Dark: Lately I've been digging bright colours.
  5. Flower or No Flower: No idea what this means, but I choose no flower...
Body
  1. Perfume or Body Splash: Perfume.
  2. Lotion or Body Butter: Lotion. Body butters are too heavy for daily use.
  3. Body Was or Soap: Body wash.
  4. Lush or Other: Other.
Fashion
  1. Jeans or Sweat Pants: Sweat Pants.
  2. Long Sleeve or Short Sleeve: Long Sleeve.
  3. Dress or Skirt: Skirt
  4. Scarves or Hats: Scarves, I look a little silly in hats.
  5. Studs or Dangling Earrings: Studs.
  6. Necklace or Bracelet: Bracelets.
  7. Heels or Flats: Since I started Nursing, I've worn mostly flats.
  8. Cowboy Boots or Riding Boots: Riding Boots.
  9. Jackets or Hoodies: Jackets.
  10. Forever New or Bardot? Forever New.The original question was: Forever 21 or Charlotte Russe? We don't have these stores in Sydney so I changed it.
Hair
  1. Curly or Straight: Straight
  2. Bun or Ponytail: Bun
  3. Bobby Pin or Butterfly Clips: Bobby Pin
  4. Hairspray or Gel: Hairspray
  5. Long or Short: Long
  6. Dark or Light: Dark
  7. Side swept bangs or full bangs: Full bangs (even though they don't suit me)
Random
  1. Rain or Shine: Shine (haha of course!)
  2. Summer or Winter: Winter, I love cooler weather.
  3. Autumn or Spring: Autumn. I get allergies in Spring and it's Magpie season in Spring.
  4. Chocolate or Vanilla: Vanilla! :)
Thanks for reading and I hope you'll leave me a link of your post if you end up doing one too, because I love reading people's answers to this question. Sunshine x

27 September 2013

Lust Have It September 2013 Box Review



Hello lovelies here's another Lust Have It! beauty review. I opened the box and was pleased at what I saw was included this month. Last month they said that the new collectible packaging was going to be included this month, but they still had a lot of these boxes in storage. I personally didn't mind because I love these pretty and useful boxes.

So here's what was in the September 2013 Lust Have It box:

Lust Have It September 2013

  1. WOTNOT Natural Organic Facial Wipes RRP $7.95, 25 wipes (received 5 wipes)

    Suitable for sensitive skin, these wipes contain Australian certified organic aloe vera, rosehip and sweet almond oils that gently cleanse and hydrate the skin. The cleansing cloth does not contain synthetic materials. These wipes promised a lot...and it delivered :) I have been suffering from extremely sensitive skin lately and these wipes did not sting my face or leave them feeling itchy and dry. Sized at 200 x 180mm these were large enough to remove makeup from the entire face and neck. When I tested this, I was wearing 3 layers of waterproof makeup. Unfortunately it didn't full remove the mascara so I had to use my HG eye makeup remover (Lancome's Bi Facil).
  2. BIODERMA Sebium Foaming Gel RRP $29.95, 500ml (received 10ml sample)

    Gently cleanses and reduces sebum secretion whilst purifying the epidermis. This is formulated for combination or oily skin types. My skin has been a little hyperactive and super sensitive lately so I won't be trialling this for a while. Sebum reduction properties of this gel make it sound very promising...
  3. LOREAL Nude Magique BB Cream RRP $26.95, 30ml (received 1ml sample in Medium)

    Micro-pigment capsules that self adjust to match your individual skin tone. A 5-in-1 BB cream with an SPF 12 protection.
    I haven't had much luck with BB Creams so hopefully this works out well because I'm fond of the Loreal CC Cream.
  4. MARY KAY Oil Free Eye Make Up Remover (Mini Version)

    G
    ently removes eye makeup without tugging or pulling at the delicate skin area. I was really excited when I saw this in the box. I used to order and use Mary Kay products. I received a travel-friendly sized bottle (29ml). I really hope that there will be more Mary Kay products.
  5. BIODERMA Sebium AKN RRP $24.95, 30ml (received 5ml sample)

    Preserves sebum quality, preventing deterioration and thickening, thus effectively reducing the appearance and development of imperfections.
    I'm not entirely sure what this product is (if it's moisturiser or serum). It smells pleasant enough and applies evenly (due to skin sensitivity I tried it on the back of my hand).
  6. LOREAL Base Magique Primer RRP $29.95, 15ml (received 5ml sample)

    Minimises pores and creates an even surface for a flawless makeup that lasts.
    I've been very aware of my pores lately and I'm currently trying a couple of primers from different brands. I'm very keen to try this primer.
  7. LUST HAVE IT! Synthetic Precision Pencil Brush RRP $15

    A synthetic precision pencil brush for eye shadow application.
    A while ago Lust have it! included a kabuki brush and I absolutely love it! I use it almost on a daily basis to buff in my foundation or blend my blush. This pointed brush feels dense yet flexible. This will be perfect for applying eye shadow to the outer 'v' of the eyes and building colour for dramatic eye make up looks.
  8.  BAJI Skin Care Range

    I received the Super Nutri Eye Rescue Cream. Free from parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances, preservatives and colour. Reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dark eye circles. This eye cream is made in Australia and contains Carotenoids to help protect the skin from harsh environmental conditions. The bottle is a twist top which pops out a pump dispenser which I think is quite awesome. I've not seen this type of packaging before so I think it's quite genius and super handy (no more losing bottle lids/caps).
  9. TOM Organic Regular Tampons RRP $7.99, 16 Pack (received 2 singles)

    Organic pure cotton and chemical free tampons.
    I personally don't use tampons, so I'll give this away. The small package makes it great for carrying in the purse.
Overall, I was very pleased with this month's contents. This month contained 9 samples (one of which was the "full sized" eye shadow brush. I'm excited to try some of the skin care products when my skin calms down again and also very pleased to have tried the WOTNOT facial wipes because I love them. If you're interested in subscribing head on over to www.lusthaveit.com.au. Subscription costs AU$19.95 and includes postage.

What did you think of this months box? Have your tried any of the items above?

This post was not sponsored. All products mentioned were purchased with my own money. My reviews are my 100% honest opinions. They are in no way intended to offend or malign any companies or groups. Please consult a healthcare professional if you are in doubt before using any of the aforementioned products. For further information on my disclosure and disclaimer policies please access the 'Terms and Conditions' tab on top. For enquiries please contact Sunshine via email: littlemissscb.inquire@hotmail.com 

 

Daily Inspirations #5


26 September 2013

NOTD & Review of Savvy by DB Nail Polish in Brown Sugar

Savvy by DB Nail Polish in Brown Sugar
Brown Sugar is a lovely nude shade with a slightly dusty pink hue. The polish has great coverage and drys pretty quickly. I applied 2 light layers and got excellent coverage. I think this shade would suit most skin tones. It's packaged in a cute bulb-like design bottle and includes 13ml of product. Savvy by DB nail polishes can be purchased from Priceline stores and retails for AU$3.00.

Have you tried this shade or other polishes from Savvy by DB?



This post was not sponsored. All products mentioned were purchased with my own money. My reviews are my 100% honest opinions. They are in no way intended to offend or malign any companies or groups. Please consult a healthcare professional if you are in doubt before using any of the aforementioned products. For further information on my disclosure and disclaimer policies please access the 'Terms and Conditions' tab on top. For enquiries please contact Sunshine via email: littlemissscb.inquire@hotmail.com 

Daily Inspirations #4


22 September 2013

Littlemissscb.com is live!


Hello friends. Just a quick update. My lovely and tech savvy cousin has helped me launch this blog as littlemissscb.com! I'm so excited to finally have my own domain for this blog. I hope you're all having a wonderful weekend. Come back on Monday for the launch of a new daily addition to this blog as well as more beauty reviews. Sunshine xo

19 September 2013

Max Factor Glossfinity in Cute Coral Swatch and Review




Today I'm wearing one of my favourite colours for Spring, Max Factor's Glossfinity in Cute Coral. Cute Coral is a gorgeous shade. It's got a slightly soft orange tinge to it which is both flattering and unique. I think this shade would suit most skin tones as it is quite muted. In the photos above I applied 3 light layers of polish, allowing about 10 minutes drying time in between each layer. The polish was longevity was reasonable (4 days). It's packaged in a clear glass bottle with 11ml of product. It retails for AUD$11.95 and is available from pharmacies. I bought mine from Priceline.

What's your favourite Spring-time polish colour?

15 September 2013

Quick Update

Hello lovelies. Apologies for being MIA lately. I'm currently in the process of updating my blog and I'm trying to figure out how to move the contents of my blog on to a new domain name (if it's at all possible). I'll post more updates as I progress with my blog change.

Sunshine xo


9 September 2013

Say Good Bye To Winter Skin with Lush Rub Rub Rub Scrub | Review







Sydney siders rejoice! Winter's over and the sun is out again. Summer's just around the corner so it's time to prep our skin for those tanks and dresses. If you've been keeping up with your skin care throughout winter - well done! - the transition in between winter to spring won't be such a shock to your skin, but if you've been hiding under trackies and cardies all winter long, fear not because there's a simple solution for sexy summer skin (maxed out on the alliteration).

I love scrubs. They're simple, affordable and effective. My current favourite is Lush's Rub Rub Rub Scrub. Like all of Lush's products, this scrub contains natural ingredients that are suitable for sensitive skin. This can be used before showering for a deeper scrub or in the shower for gentler exfoliation. Although the granules aren't refined, this scrub won't tear into your skin or cause abrasions. If you want to take extra precautions however, I recommend you use it in the shower. Don't be put off by the scrubs colour, it won't tint your skin and leave you looking like a Smurf. It also smells so lovely and fresh with the lemon and mimosa blossom scent. It leaves a light pleasant layer on the skin. The scrub dissolves in water so don't worry about it plugging up your shower drain.

The Rub Rub Rub scrub is available from Lush stores and retails for AUD$12.95. It's packaged with 330g of product in a recyclable black tub with instructions for usage and ingredients on the label. It also has a handy expiration label so you don't have to second guess when to throw it out.


Have you tried any the Rub Rub Rub scrub before? What's your favourite body scrub?
Sunshine xo

This post was not sponsored. All products mentioned were purchased with my own money. My reviews are my 100% honest opinions. They are in no way intended to offend or malign any companies or groups. Please consult a healthcare professional if you are in doubt before using any of the aforementioned products. For further information on my disclosure and disclaimer policies please access the 'Terms and Conditions' tab on top. For enquiries please contact Sunshine via email: littlemissscb.inquire@hotmail.com