First impressions: Hydra skin tint and Flyer face mask

I’ve been limiting my skincare purchases in recent months thanks to A) a new mortgage and B) a new baby on the way. So, it takes a lot for me to commit to a new product at the moment. I depend on a lot of reviews and ask a lot of questions of my favourite…

What’s your favourite Mecca Cosmetica product?

I first got properly hooked on Mecca Cosmetica products when a Mecca Maxima opened in Canberra about two years ago and I’ve never looked back! It has become one of my favourite skincare brands because the quality is so consistent, there is an impressive variety of products and the packaging is to die for. But…

Travel essentials: simple skincare and beauty steps

Packing isn’t my strong suit. Don’t get me wrong, I’m organised and almost never forget anything. My problem is I often over-pack. I always add in an extra dress or top, some sandals, or another jumper just in case. So I try to keep my skincare needs and beauty routine to a minimum when I…

Beauty Poll: Benefit Cosmetics brow products

The winner of the most recent Beauty Poll, by popular opinion, were the Benefit Cosmetics’ brow products. The vote was between the brow products and the Kevyn Aucoin Volume Mascara, which was featured in my list of the best tubular mascaras here. I have been using one Benefit Cosmetics brow product for about five years…

First impressions: Too Faced’s Peach palette

I’m not afraid to admit that I play it pretty safe when it comes to eyeshadow. My typical colour choices range from a matte beige to a slightly shimmery beige! So I totally blame the Mecca Maxima Instagram account – @meccamaxima – for convincing me that I need to branch out and experiment with colour….

Beauty Poll: Go-To Skin Care’s Face Hero

This week’s beauty poll was so close that it came down to just one vote! But we have a very deserving winner… The vote was between Drunk Elephant’s D-Bronzi serum and Go-To Skin Care’s Face Hero, with the Face Hero claiming the top spot. I am so happy Face Hero was chosen because it is…

The best of the best: Tubular mascaras

You know a beauty product is good when, once you’ve tried it, you can never go back to what you used before. That’s exactly the way I feel about tubular mascara. I have been using tubulars exclusively for years now and unlike normal mascaras that paint your eyelashes, tubular mascara creates water-resistent ‘tubes’ around each…

Beauty Poll: Isle de Paradise’s self-tanning water

By popular opinion, the winner of our second Beauty Poll was Isle de Paradise’s tanning water. The vote was between the self-tanning water and the Mario Badescue cucumber and green tea face. I was introduced to this tanning water by a good friend of mine who had been using while living in London and raved…