Showing posts with label Dusk. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dusk. Show all posts

Monday, July 29, 2013

July Favourites

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Dusk Mood Diffuser - I had a cheap $20 diffuser that I bought from Target about a year ago, it lasted 2 months then died. I've thought about buying another one for ages but was so unimpressed with the Target one that I didn't bother. For some reason (I blame pregnancy), I got the urge to have a nice smelling house so went and spent $90.00 on a Dusk one and it's bloody amazing. My Target one would only run for about 45 minutes before it ran out of water, so it was pretty useless. The Dusk version runs for over 8 hours!

1 Skin Solution Almond Biscotti Lip Butter - I've always loved my 1 Skin Solution Lip Butters, but have fallen in love with Almond Biscotti lately. When I placed an order for goodies to go in my hospital bag Raylene sent me the reformulated lip butters, telling me they were better than the original version. I didn't see how that could be possible but she was right (of course), the reformulated version is amazing. They are so smooth and creamy. Almond Biscotti is a gorgeous, nude colour with a heavenly taste, I've been wearing it constantly since I got it. 
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Audra James Nipple Balm - I regularly get dry, flaky patches on my eyes that hang around for weeks and just won't go away. I got them a few weeks ago and as usual nothing was getting rid of them so when my nipple balm arrived I put a bit of it on the dry patches. Within two days they were totally gone. Magic. 
Swisspers Spa Face Wipes - I've been super lazy and using face wipes to remove my make-up. My all time favourite wipes are WotNot, however the Swisspers Spa wipes are nearly as good as the WotNot wipes and as an added bonus they are coloured, which makes them way cooler. The first packet I had was pink and the ones I'm using now are yellow. That makes me like them so much more. 
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Weleda Skin Food - My winter skin loves this, it's so hydrating and can be used all over. I've been using this as a night cream and dry spot treatment. 


Designer Brands Raspberry lip pencil and Maybelline Juciy Bubblegum lipstick - I love this lip combo, it's a beautiful pink that's not too bright so appropriate to wear during the day and brighten my face making me look alive when I feel totally exhausted. Case in point, in the photo below I was totally exhausted.
 

Monday, October 17, 2011

Candles

I saw this post on Karen's blog, thought it was a great idea and decided to copy her :)

Aside from all things beauty, another one of my loves is candles. I always have candles burning and am constantly seeking out new brands and scents. I love finding new candle brands and was really excited a few months ago when I discovered a Yankee Candles stand at my local shopping centre. They have some beautiful scents that I haven't been able to find in other brands.

I've been burning their melts and have to say they are the best melts I've ever used. Other melts are only good for one or two uses, but the Yankee Candle melts last me for weeks. I have them on all day (in an electric oil burner) for at least seven days before the scent fades. The scent is really strong too, enough to make my whole house smell nice.


Some of my favourite scents are Fluffy Towels, Clean Cotton, Lavender Vanilla, Stress Relief and Creamy Caramel. I've been looking for a Lavender Vanilla scented candle for years so was really excited when I found this one. For those of you who remember the Origins Lavender Vanilla scented body products, this smells exactly the same. 

We use the Macintosh Spice Yankee Candle air freshener in our car. They cost $7.99 or you can get three for $15.00. Ours last for around three months before they need to be replaced. 


Yankee Candles melts cost $3.99, the tea light candles cost $4.95, the small jars cost $19.99 and the large jars cost $49.50.


Two of my newest candles are from the Dusk Temptations range. They have some amazing scents, I had trouble choosing just two.  I purchased Grandma's Spice Cookie and Liquorice Heaven. 
Licorice sounds like a strange choice for a candle but it smells lovely. (As a side note, licorice lip balms are amazing too!)
These cost $15 each or two for $25 and have a thirty hour burn time.

My other favourite candles are by Glasshouse. They have an amazing range of scents and the smell is beautiful, enough to scent my whole house. We used the limited edition Leura candles as our wedding candles.  
The large jars cost $36.95 and have a burn time of eighty to one hundred hours.

Yankee Candles Fluffy Towels, Clean Cotton and Ocean Blossom were sent to me for consideration. All other products I purchased myself.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Last minute Mothers Day gift ideas

Stuck for idea's on what to buy Mum for Mother's Day tomorrow? Here are a few suggestions:

MOR Mother's Day gift tin. Or anything else from MOR for that matter. All their products are lovely.

A subscription to her favorite magazine.

The Body Shop Sleep Mist.

Dusk Candles.

Or lastly, breakfast in bed and a nice bunch of flowers.