5 Star Products

 

Priceline Products Worth Buying

There are a few things I don't like in life. One of them is wasting my money, especially when you grow up and you realise you need every cent to go towards bills and mortgages. So when I'm looking at purchasing some new products, I go to online reviews and ask my friends for their opinions on products I'm interested in, to see if they are worth spending my money on. The things I ask myself  when looking to purchase new products are: affordability, does it perform, is it just a trend of the moment, will I use this more than once, and can I get it on sale. Continue reading to see the products I love from the Priceline store.  

Real Techniques

Real Techniques 2-pack Miracle Complexion Sponges RRP$26.99

I've tried many different sponges and this is an exact dupe for the Beauty Blender! But of course more affordable. I use my Real Techniques sponge every day, and I even have backups. It is a must buy! Great for those looking to create a flawless makeup look.

Eco Tools

EcoTools Brushes

I love EcoTools brushes, not just this the one pictured, but I love their whole range. They are incredibly soft and extremely well made. I have had mine for many years now and I haven't seen any shed any bristle. Their products are 100% vegan and their packaging and dyes used are earth- conscious 

Skin Republic

Skin Republic Collagen Eye Patches 3-pack RRP$9.99 

I thoroughly enjoyed using these patches, they made my under eye area look awake, refreshed and hydrated. For that price you cant go wrong! I can't wait to try more expensive versions available to see how they compare.

Models Prefer

Models Prefer Professional Style Curler RRP$19.99

OMG, now this device is amazing, not to forget how great the price is. I don't think you could find one cheaper anywhere else. I use this curler every time I curl my hair. It gives me tight curls which I then brush out, to have beachy waves for that effortless look. 

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Hailey Baldwin for ModelCo Glow RRP$49

This product is one of the more expensive products on my 5 star review. Though it is definitely worth the mention. This multitasking balm is suitable for everyone, simply apply before foundation to give your skin that glow. The light reflecting particles give your skin that blurred effect whilst giving your skin hydration throughout the day. I actually bought this product without reading any reviews. My skin was looking dry due to the weather and I thought I'd take a gamble. I'm so happy I did because I'm so in love with this product. 

Avene Thermal Water

Avène Thermal Spring Water RRP $19.99 150g

I have rosacea, dehydrated and sensitive skin, yes it's a lot. But this product is much more than water in a can. This product soothes my skin and calms my rosacea. I use this as a toner after cleansing, After using this  for more than a few days you will notice your skin is a lot calmer. This not only helped my skin, but it's extremely cooling on those really hot days!

Bondi Sands

Bondi Sands

 

Self Tanning Foam Ultradark RRP$24.99 200ML

I absolutely love this brand, and all their tanning products. I have tried many other tanning brands in my life but I always resort back to Bondi Sands. The colour is natural, the price is incredible for the size of the bottle and you can see the application once applied. Plus I got to meet the two creators of Bondi Sands and they were extremely genuine and passionate about their products. 

There are plenty more great products and brands sold at Priceline like NYX, Rimmel, Nude by Nature, Ego and my list could go on forever, but the ones listed above are just some of the products that stand out above the rest. 

 
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*Disclaimer: All opinions are based on personal experiences. Skincareblogger is not a skincare specialist and will not be held liable for any recommendations. Therefore try at your own risk. This product was sent for a trial, and does not impact my personal views. This is NOT a paid post. 
* Images were taken from the Priceline website. Click Images for Link. These are NOT affiliated
* Product information came from Priceline website.

Renew Medipa's Secret Weapon Exposed

 
CoolTech

 

CoolTech

Cooltech® is designed for treating localised pockets of fat located in various areas of the body. It uses process known as Cryolipolysis, the Cooltech system targets and eliminate fat cells permanently. This non-invasive procedure selectively targets fat cells without damaging the surrounding tissue. The current theory is that chilling fat triggers inflammation of the fat cells and then triggers natural cell death in the fat cells. The inflammation starts 3 days after treatment and the number of fat cells declining after 15 days.

A number of body contouring and fat removal techniques are promoted as noninvasive body contouring. Although these techniques don't involve surgery, The technique target body fat using energy, typically delivered by cold, to damage and shrink fat cells. This alternative is not intended for people who are obese, but rather for people who are normal weight and generally fit but still have some specific areas of fat that diet and exercise haven't eliminated. The technique might also be an option if you can't have liposuction because you have a condition that could complicate surgery. 

There are a number of devices on the market that can reduce fat in areas of the body. Cooltech may not be as widely used as other devices but it is one of the more effective. The devices do not work in the same way as liposuction, where the fat is removed surgically.  Rather they affect the fat cells in a manner that causes them to absorbed by the body over time.  

Nonsurgical fat reduction is a procedure that uses specialized equipment to create a controlled injury to small volumes of fat. If you are struggling with pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise programs.If you have undesirable but limited fat deposits on your abdomen, flanks, back or thighs. If you wish to achieve a trimmer appearance without having to undergo surgery.Keep in mind that results vary by individual and technique used, multiple treatment sessions might be needed, and complications are possible. 

Cooltech is effective in diminishing stubborn areas of unwanted body fat. The benefits of this treatment are little to no downtime and minimal discomfort. It is Scientifically proven safe and effective and No pain whatsoever associated with treatment. It does take time and just like the spa it builds on repeated use and the progress is gradual. Nothing is magic. It burns fat, smooths cellulite and tightens skin. You see the best results in places that need help, that is how this device works.

I, myself have had a Cooltech treatment at Renew Medispa at Hunter Plastic Surgery, and I cant wait to show some before and after photos in a few weeks time. I have also tried another fat freezing treatment called CoolSculpting, so stay tuned for my thoughts between the two treatments, and which one I'd prefer.

If you are interested in having a consultation with one of the lovely ladies at Renew Medispa at Hunter Plastic Surgery, then you can click here for clinic details or for additional treatment information.

 
*Disclaimer: All opinions are based on personal experiences. Skincareblogger is not a skincare specialist and will not be held liable for any recommendations. Therefore try at your own risk. This procedure was gifted to me, and does not impact my personal views. This is NOT a paid post.
* Images was taken from Hunter Plasstic Surgery website. Click Image for Link.
* Basic information came Hunter Plastic Surgery website.

Back To Basics

 

Here's my tips to a quick, yet effective routine.

Hundreds of people get confused about the necessary steps to improve their skin on a daily basis. With all the advertisements and recommendations facing us on a daily basis, it's now visible why many of us are using more than we should. Forget the 15 product routine of a morning/ evening. Let's get back to the basics, our skin needs to look and feel its best. Providing our skin with the best preparation will also give your skin the best results with makeup application. So keep reading to see how you can change your long skincare routine to something quick, easy and better yet cost effective. 

Step 1 - Cleansing

For a thorough cleanse - maybe you've been wearing alot of makeup or your skin needs extra attention, you may want to try a double cleanse, that doesn't mean you need to buy 2 cleansers. Simply by using your current cleanser with a wash cloth will give your skin that deep clean and exfoliation. I make sure my primary cleanse is with a cleanser that is specific for my skin type. So I like to use Avene Cleansing Lotion as this is really calming on my skin and doesn't aggravate my rosacea.

Tip: Always make sure to cleanse in circular upward motions.


Step 2 - Toning

Toning should be considered an important part of the cleansing process. A good toner will remove any remaining bits of oil, dirt and debris left behind by the cleanser. More importantly, toner will help soothe, nourish and hydrate the skin while restoring its delicate pH balance. This is an essential step for those with sensitive skin.

Tip: Try a toner without alcohol, otherwise you might find they make your skin feel tight, thats why I use Avene Gentle Lotion


Step 3 - Moisturise + SPF

Using the right kind of moisturiser for your face can help maintain balance in the skin. If your skin isn't balanced you can produce more oils which can lead to pimples, or you can get too dry which can cause redness and sensitivity.  Now remember, moisturiser isn't just for your face. It is equally important to moisturise your body including your neck and decolletage, as these areas show signs of aging quicker. The moisturiser I have included is La Roche-Posay Soothing Protective Cream. This cream is perfect for those with dry skin, free from parabens, perfumes and preservatives. When I use this product in the morning I made sure I follow with a SPF, which is an essential in everyone's routine.

Tip:  When you apply your face cream, take the opportunity to give yourself a facial massage, this will increase blood flow to the area and give your face a uplifted effect. 

Not everyone needs to add more products to their routine to get great skin. However some people looking to treat a specific skin concern may like to require more products suitable to their skin needs.


 

Dehydrated Skin 

If you suffer from dehydrated skin, you may need to look into incorporating some hydrating masks or some serums containing ingredients like Hyaluronic acid, Glycerin and Ceramides just to name a few, into your routine. 

 

Dry Skin 

Dry skin is unfortunately one of the skin types that age the quickest due to the lack of oils. This can result in rough, dry or flaky skin. Things you can do to help improve your dry skin is use products with minimal ingredients and free from parabens and fragrance. Using products with some of these ingredients could irritate the skin and cause redness.

 

Problematic Skin

Problematic skin can be caused by numerous different reasons, like your hormones, bacteria, stress, new skincare, menstrual cycle, abrasive clothing. I could go on and on, but the best things to do is wash your face morning and night, and regularly wash your pillowcases and don't pick at your skin. 

 

Hope you are able to get more of an understanding of the basic needs of skincare. If you're interested in where I buy most of my skincare from, then click the link to take you directly to the Priceline website. Priceline shops are heavily located in local shopping centres around Australia, which makes the products more accessible, plus Priceline always have great sales.

 
 

 

*Disclaimer: All opinions are based on personal experiences. Skincareblogger is not a skincare specialist and will not be held liable for any recommendations. Therefore try at your own risk. This product was sent for a trial, and does not impact my personal views. This is NOT a paid post. 
* Images were taken from the Priceline website. Click Images for Link. These are NOT affiliated
* Product information came from Priceline website.
 

Mother's Day Gift Guide

 

Need Idea's For Your Mother?

Make May 14th a day to remember for the mums and the mums to be with these gift ideas. If your mum has it all, make sure you check out some great ideas below, that might even surprise your mum from the regular gift giving of flowers and chocolates. 

 
 

Go-To Face Case (www.gotoskincare.com).  A silk pillowcase! Sleeping on a cotton pillowcase causes friction between your skin and the pillow, which results in sleep creases. Over time these sleep creases turn into permanent wrinkles. But with a silk pillowcase, crease lines don't exist. Since there is no friction, tugging or pulling with silk, your gorgeous face can glide effortlessly over the pillow all night. Hypoallergenic and made from 100% Mulberry silk, Face Case is a skin care essential, and your cute, crease-free face will prove it. RRP $65. Stockist www.gotoskincare.com

 

Tile App

TILE - A Bluetooth tracker and companion app that helps people find lost possessions such as keys, wallets, purses, cars, bags, luggage and more. Tile is an elegantly designed, tiny white square that pairs with a smartphone or tablet to become a homing companion for lost things. Users can simply open the app and ring any item that is in Bluetooth range or see its last known location on a map. Tile also works in reverse, allowing consumers to ring their smartphone with the push of a button on their Tile device itself even if the phone is left on silent mode. TILE SLIM is thin as two credit cards - perfect for wallets, purses, laptops and anything with a slim profile. RRP Single $44.95. or 4 Pack - $139.95. Available through JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, The Good Guys and select Bunnings Warehouse nationally. TILE MATE: Designed with a hole, Tile Mate easily attaches to your keys, luggage, purse—anything that matters to you. TILE MATE RRP Single $39.95. or 4 Pack - $119.95. Available through JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, The Good Guys and select Bunnings Warehouse nationally.

 

 

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TIFFXO (www.tiffxo.com) –  Give the gift of health! Be a healthy, happy and confident you. Daily workouts, meals and mindfulness, with health expert and trainer, Tiff Hall. variety of interval training exercises with a unique martial arts/boxing twist. Tiff’s workouts are easy to follow, fun and friendly to all fitness levels. They come supported by delicious + easy meal plans, self-defence and mindfulness tactics for modern life. Hall knows all about what it takes to stay in top shape both mentally and physically, and can’t wait to share what she knows with the women of Australia. RRP $49 per month. www.tiffxo.com

 

 
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Rachael Finch (www.bodbyfinch.com) -Give the gift of health! Transform your bod and your life, with Rachael Finch's signature health and fitness plan + dance-inspired cardio. Drawing on Rachael’s love of dance and cooking, Body Of Dance by Rachael Finch is guaranteed to inspire others to find their inner groove and dance their way to health and fitness.  With the three core elements to the program being Dance, Dine and Dream, Body Of Dance by Rachael Finch will teach you balance, rhythm and flexibility – not just on the dance floor, but in your life too.  RRP $49 per month. www.bodbyfinch.com

 

Hope this mini guide gives you some help finding your mum the best gift for Mother's Day.