I didn’t even need to swatch this in person when it released in stores. As the proud owner of last year’s holiday palette (Volume 2), I knew I had to pick up this year’s Hourglass Ambient Lighting palette. Volume 3 is the same as it’s predecessors – it’s got luxurious packaging and powders to match, and of course its steep price tag of $117 AUD ($80 USD).
While in Japan, I picked up the Candy Mountain Bubble Bar from Lush Cosmetics, to treat myself to a relaxing bubble bath after two exciting days in Disneyland. Since we don’t have a bathtub at home, every chance I get to have a bath, I run to Lush to pick up something new to try!
I discovered this little bottle of skin-loving goodness when at the Brisbane Mecca Maxima Grand (re)Opening. I’ve used almost a third of the bottle in just over a month, so that’s a good indication of how this review is going to go!
Don’t think I’ve used up so much of a skincare product so fast!
Mario Badescu is a cruelty-free skincare brand that has pricing close to drugstore products, but performs as well, if not better than high end items! I selected the smaller sized bottle (118mL) and paid only $9 AUD, which is really cheap for what you get. They also have a 236mL size for $17, which I’ll be purchasing next time.
The most important ‘must-have’: cruelty free status
It smells of rosewater and feels beautiful against the skin. I love using this as an all-over mist throughout the day, and I definitely feel like it boost my skin’s appearance. I’ve also noticed less breakouts while using this product.
If you love good, easy, cruelty-free skincare, I highly recommend trying this. It can be used to set makeup, soothe or give skin a quick boost. You can spray it on your face, hair or body, making it the perfect all-rounder skincare product.
I love a good pink highlighter, in fact, I’d pick it over a traditional champagne or pale gold one! But there are so many other shades out there too that make for a fun pop of colour. Here are mine:
My best friend got married last week, and one of the “to-do’s” as a bridesmaid was to find a pink or red lipstick to wear, that wasn’t too bold, but also wasn’t nude. Her MUA suggested MAC, but as I’ve gone cruelty-free, MAC wasn’t an option.
As you may be able to tell from the title of this blog, I added one of the prettiest shower jellies to my stocking this year!
In celebration of Aussie makeup giant Mecca turning 20, this quarter’s Beauty Loop contained one or more full sized products, depending on which level members are on. As a Level 3 member, I was blessed in receiving two full sized Mecca products!