SeaSource Detox Spa


It’s Monday. I sleep in, but the day isn’t over yet! I go for a ride with Mum and to my delight there is a box / package for me! I have been talking and collaborating with Arbonne’s very own Independent Consultant, Angelica Guttierrez in California. She just had a conference (retreat training) in Los Angelos, and it all sounds very exciting, and full of fun! Click HERE to view her profile. She talks about why she is so passionate about Arbonne and tells a little about herself. I think it is MORE than awesome to talk about why you are so passionate about certain things, and she is passionate about others having a healthy and exceptional lifestyle.

After I buy my Royal Life magazine, I head home to treat myself with these wonderful products I have received. I pop the kettle on, and to my amazement there is “Herbal Tea” in the package already!!!

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There is also a Herbal “DETOX” tea which is a dietary supplement that you can find on the Arbonne website under the Nutrition tab. The tea is made from milk thistle and will cleanse/detox your liver and kidneys. It is a part of their 30 Days to Healthy Living Program. It also has peppermint and dandelion in it which is purely botanical.

 

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The first thing I try is the Seasource Detox Spa – Sea mud face and body mask. I only put it on my face, and will try it on my body next time. It just glides on, and as I am typing, I can feel it tightening, and it feels wonderful on the skin. You can tell it is full of sea minerals, as it has a light feel and smells sea-like. Two more minutes and then I shall rinse it off, It feels like it is getting tighter, and more clay like now. I take a sip of my Arbonne Essentials herbal tea, which is caffeine free, and it makes me feel relaxed. I go to the bathroom to wash off the mud mask, and oh my goodness!!! As it comes off I feel my skin is SOOO soft!!! My skin has actually not felt this soft in a while!!!! I kid you not, this is the best mud mask I have tried, as it was easy to apply, is light but a thick paste.

 

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A MUD MASK is definitely worth it, and will leave you feeling clean, as it refines your pores.

And OMG – I step into the shower and put on the Foaming Sea Salt Scrub. I have never felt such a luxurious shower product in all my life!!!! You can feel the beads working on your skin, and you are meant to squeeze just a generous amount of it onto palms and briskly massage all over your body. I mainly did my chest, and arms just while trying the product and all I can say is, this is an AMAZING product. For a luxurious at home spa product, this is the way to go! It is full of citrus oil and you can smell it while putting it on!!! It smells heavenly and divine!!! and very tropical….

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Princess “Polyvore”


I recently came across a website called Polyvore. I have found a new love!!!

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You can create your own profile, and create your own collections and sets, so you can put together your own outfit choosing anything from tops, pants, dresses, accessories, shoes, bags, etc. I am currently a “Style Spotter” because I have created two sets so far. I need to create 23 more sets to become a “Style Setter”!!!

My second set that I created I called it an “All IT Pink Girly Outfit“.

I love what I have chosen, as everything that I have chosen is a soft pink colour, and it reminds me a bit of “Legally Blonde”! Except her colours may have been a bit too bright!

This is a collection of my favourite stylish pink stuff. Soft pink exemplifies femininity and I find that this is a very feminine collection. Have a look at all the things I have chosen below, and if you like, comment on what you think about it. I would love to hear what you think!

Chicwish Elate Pink Dress with Bow Decor – A Princess Finish. This is a favourite dress of mine that I have even shared with my friends on Facebook!
$75 AUD CHICWISH.COM

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Christian Louboutin So Kate white shoes – “So Kate” is in Honour of Kate Moss
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Christian Louboutin So Kate 120mm pumps

Alexander McQueen clutch – Swarovski embellished signature skull clasp to finish the look. This just screams “elegance”, and “princess” at the same time.
$795 AUDFARFETCH.COM

Alexander McQueen skull flap clutch

It is currently out of stock, so maybe try Bottega Venetta ‘Knot’ Clutch. It is handwoven in Italy, and is trimmed with water snake and is spacious to fit in a mobile phone, and all necessities for the day.

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If you want something on a budget, check out this Valextra Zipped Clutch on Farfetch. It is white calf leather, and the designer colour is white pergamena and is made in Italy.

The perfect everyday clutch!

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If you love pink clutches, check out this Saint Laurent Monogramme clutch at Farfetch. It has a gold tone logo plaque which is bound to make you look princessy. I particularly love the Bottega Venetta one that I handpicked, although it is in the 2 grand price level it would be sooo worth it!!!!

August Hat Pastel Wool Fedora – 100% wool
$82 AUDNORDSTROM.COM

August Hat Pastel Wool Fedora

Fendi Pompom Fox Fur Key Chain – Made from Fox Fur
$345 AUDSTYLEBOP.COM

Fendi Pompom Fox Fur Key Chain

Sephora Collection lipstick – A rich, velvety, utra-hydrating lipstick that completes the rest of the look.
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SEPHORA+PANTONE UNIVERSE Color of the Year Layer Lipstick

You could also try the By Terry Hyaluronic Sheer Nude Bare Balm which is only $46 AUD. I particularly love the tube which looks like a gold slick packaging, and makes it look so pretty!

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I hope you like my pink “Princess Polyvore” outfit collection plus a few other things to look at. It is hard to keep up to date with stock, and I will up date posts when I find out that things are out of stock. It can be quite hard to keep up to date because you have to manually click on links, and then realise, oh its not there! So, I will hopefully keep you updated with some new outfit ideas when I get inspired, and share with you my favourites.

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What do you think?

Do you like this outfit?

 

Beautiful February Products


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To me, blogging is all about talking about your favourite things and what you are most passionate about. As you have seen so far, I am a lover of skincare and using natural products to enhance your outer beauty. Since moving to the country, I have met a lady that makes her OWN skincare range, which I have previously mentioned but only mentioned it a little bit. I love women who are creative in what they do, and Kirsty does just that! She has been a Beauty Therapist for 20 years, so she knows what she is doing!

Follow her company at:

Beauty Bus

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She does waxing, facials, tinting, massage, manicures and pedicures for those who are in Merredin, Tammin, Cunderdin and the rest of the Central Wheatbelt of Western Australia. Follow her Facebook page if you would like to make an appointment for that Deluxe Facial or massage you have been dying for! I want to try the Hot Stone Massage!!!! She also does Microdermabrasion Facials which has a lot included such as exfoliation, steam, microdermabrasion, head neck and shoulder massage, cooling mask, tone, Vitamin C Serum and moisturise.

I recently tried her Mineral Clay Mask which was just heavenly after it is rinsed! It dries up really well, and you leave on for about 10-20 minutes, and scrub off with warm water and a flannel. It comes in a powder form as per below, so you just put a few drips of water in and voila, let the magic do it itself!!! It has natural herbs in it, and there are different types, for normal skin to combination, and oily skin and it is ONLY $25. This is on my “TO BUY” list.

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Here is the “Enter the Sandman bath soak” which is $20, and the “Dead Sea Float” is $35. – They are both for muscle and joint aches and to also help you sleep which has relaxing essential oils. I am in need of this after a work out at the gym, especially after using a Jari Love fitness DVD! It really works your thighs! I feel like I need this now!!! Both these products (when used together) will soothe your body and leave you floating on a cloud!!

Pure Magnesium oil – to replace the salts you have lost from exercise and help prevent cramping.

Pain Relief Butter – for muscle pain and inflammation

Ease a Cramp lotion – to prevent and ease cramps.

Owie stick – to help relieve any blisters, cuts, bruises, insect bites, etc

Sassy Detox Oil – Helps detox away cellulite and tone the skin, which I am in NEED of!

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I also love the look of this Luxe Nights package. It is a total “pampering session” in one little box! and is also on my “TO BUY” list. I’ve always known that I want the package with the “milk bottle”! and the powder fluff with the blue ribbon….

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Soothing Milk Bath – This has natural ingredients that will soothe your senses, and give you that pampering luscious luxury feeling.

Angry Skin Balm – To put on after, I am sure this will give you extra sootheness and softness to your skins body

Head on over to Obsessive Creative Design for tips and advice on lifes how to, and for some inspiration. Kirsty is a great writer, and I felt like I learnt quite a bit from her writings.

If you are interested in any of these products, head on over to Kirsty’s Facebook page, and she will help you further!

I also just came across a favourite blog of mine, it has a few favourite products in it!!

Inspiring Wit – She talks about “tontouring”! Find out what it means here!!!

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When was the last time you had a massage or a facial? Think about it, you may be in need of it now!!! Especially after a hard days work!

Click on the logos below to find out who I think are great models for this generation! These words speak to me everyday.

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My Mary Kay Blog


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I am a Mary Kay fanatic, and I have been using the skincare and makeup for about several years. I was a consultant for a little while when I was 23-24, but never got around to hosting classes. I gained a lot of knowledge and absolutely loved the $5 book on how Mary Kay started her company. It was very inspirational. I still have the TimeWise collection for the face but don’t use it as often, as I keep to my daily ritual of Neutrogena cleanser and Sukin moisturiser, and it seems to be working for me! I like how Mary Kay likes to “THINK PINK“. I collected so much stuff from applying as a consultant, and LOVED all of the makeup. I used a lot of things as gifts as well and adored the packaging.

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With the products I used, I used a lot of pinks and browns as I always wanted to create a “natural day wear” look. I don’t know about you, but I love those two colours the MOST! Here is attached the CURRENT Catalogue of Mary Kay where you can explore what’s in at the moment with their makeup.

 

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Amazing Arbonne Addiction


It’s the weekend!!!! And I can’t wait till 2 o’clock for a Makeup course with Arbonne held at the Merredin Recreational Centre. I have always loved my makeup, especially Mary Kay, and checking out new brands is fun! I have been using Arbonne skincare products especially the little samples I received from a consultant that I previously talked about in a recent blog.

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I recently received some beauty products. A MUSK Travel Pack that included a loofah, shampoo and conditioner, and a body wash and body lotion. It can be found on EBay.

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For a wide range of products to choose from, check out Adore Beauty. It has Aesop, L’Occitane, Skintitute and so much more!!!

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It’s 2 o’clock and I arrived in a grey and white striped maxi dress with a coral blazer jacket. Makeup is displayed on tables along with catalogues and mirrors, eyeshadow palettes and MUCH more.

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At the start the makeup lady asked us all what our makeup routine was (I have been a bit lazy since moving to Merredin) and she explained that Arbonne is a Swiss company that started 35 years ago and is botanical based.

We started the makeup routine off with a primer, then applied liquid foundation…. The foundations were SPF15. After that we put on “light” creme concealer, like under the eyes to get rid of some bags…. and then a bronzer to highlight the cheeks and even the face!! I topped the look off with “Blossom” blush which left a soft, sweet natural look.

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We then put a base eyeshadow on, named “Linen“, I then used “Indigo” eyeshadow at the end of the eye and above the eye as well, and blended it along the crease of the eye.

We then finished off with a “Setting Pretty Translucent Loose Powder Broad Spectrum SPF 15” and “Sheer Glow Highlighter” which you only put across the cheekbones.

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To complete the makeover look, I then put on “It’s a long story” mascara, and used the “Hibiscus” lipstick which is $28, for a glamorous effect.

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The Arbonne makeup is a lot of fun! and I enjoyed dabbing my face with these simple products. I bought, or should I say, ordered the “Ebony” eyeliner as I had run out of black eyeliner for everyday use. It was so nice to do classes as it is fun sharing with other women.

If you like Estee Lauder, I came across a CHEAP eyeshadow palette for only $18.95! Surprisingly, Ebay has quite a few cheap palettes that you will love!!! I hope you have enjoyed the makeover that I have shared with you as much as I have loved sharing it!!!

 

 

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Do you have a makeup routine happening? Is it daily? or once a week?

Are there any makeup classes you can do in your area?

9-DAY BEAUTY PROGRAM


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At the moment my bible is “The mind-beauty connection” by Amy Wechsler. It is a guide to reduce stress in your life, to make you look young, and feel more beautiful than ever before. I borrowed it from the library, but if you want to buy it, go here.

The best chapter is Chapter 4, which is a program that runs for nine days. There are 5 types of stress profiles. Each profile has a tailor made program to suit your individual needs.

I chose profile 5 because I have gotten back into the habit of biting my nails, and need to create new habits.

The following is an example of a nine-day program you can choose from:

Day One:

SIMPLIFY

Out with the old, in with the new. Toss out all old skincare products, and start a fresh with a gentle facial cleanser, daily moisturizer and night cream. Refer to my blog, “How to be a lady – Personal grooming” or “3 Step pampering session” for a daily grooming routine. The book also has examples of skincare products such as Dove, Aveeno and Clinique, etc.

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You need to establish a regular sleep schedule. Simplifying your bed and beauty routine is easy. It says that it is best to wash your face twice a day, once in the morning when you get up, and just before bedtime. I try to do this religiously but sometimes am lazy. 4 to 6 hours before bed, don’t drink ANY caffeine. Have dinner early, and turn off the TV and all electronics about an hour to half an hour before bed. The light stimulates the brain, and can keep you awake. Dim the bedroom lights and have warm milk or chamomile tea just before bedtime. You will feel refreshed in the morning.

Day Two:

RELAX

Establish daily breathing exercises. A five-minute breathing exercise can help keep cortisol levels in check and psychologically prepare you for the day. Google some breathing exercises. There are plenty to choose from!!!

Safflower Oil. Olive Oil can also be a substitute for putting on your body.

Day Three:

Step out into nature. Make it a goal to get outdoors for twenty minutes everyday. Walking in nature can be extremely therapeutic.

Have a milk bath. Use Bee Naturals, Queen Bee Milk Bath. Try Honey Sugar Scrub right before doing it.

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Day Four:

EAT CLEAN

Avoid fast food and processed foods. Drink water or green tea throughout the day. I have started drinking T2 Indian Spice. It feels like it really cleanses the insides of my body. Check out the range on the T2 WEBSITE!!!!

Honey Mask. Honey is a natural humectant. My friend Kirsty of The Beauty Bus makes a honey mask, and I will upload the recipe in the next blog. 🙂

Day Five:

GET ACTIVE

Schedule 30 minutes of exercise daily. You should engage in physical activity at least three times a week to get your heart rate up. Borrow exercise DVD’s from the local library.

Manicure/Pedicure.

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Day Six:

FOSTER FRIENDSHIPS

Plan a dinner with family and friends. Your social life is important. If you love to cook, invite your friends over for a delicious meal or go out to a favourite restaurant.

Day Seven:

PAMPER YOURSELF

Learn to meditate. I’m a spiritual person, and I believe whatever you read or listen to affects your brain. Put on some classical music to unwind, or your favourite slow music.

Spa Treatment. Save up for a girl’s day out to a DAY SPA. They are expensive, but you won’t regret it. Or just sprinkle Divine Calm Serenity Milk Bath Powder in the bath, and light some candles, and create your OWN spa treatment. Check out RED BALLOON‘s DEALS.

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Day Eight:

SLEEP-IN BEAUTY

Sleep in or try napping. Naps can improve heart function, and repairs cells to help you live longer.

Exfoliate. Buy a body exfoliation such as Goddess Body Exfoliator for $20, or try making one. I will put a recipe for this in the next blog as well to help save you money.

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Day Nine:

REFLECT

Reflect on your week. Do you feel physically and emotionally better than last week?

Back to basics. Get back to “Day One” and read the book I recommended. If you read Chapter 5 and 6, it has everything to do with the skin, and will leave you feeling your BEST ever!!!!

Enjoy reading!!!

Exquisite Emmalisa

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How to be a lady – Personal Grooming


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To achieve an elegant look, your personal grooming has to be immaculate.

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How you dress, and how you carry yourself is important if you want to be elegant. Dressing elegantly is a whole other thing, and I will blog about this specifically in a separate blog. We need to think about our personal appearance and what we can do to make ourselves look good.

Self-care is vital in this instance, and a woman that does not love herself will not be able to become a lady. You need to love, care and look after yourself and love your feminine side.

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What’s important is that you devote time and energy to refine your image and character. I may reflect more on this in another blog.

When in the shower I cleanse my face with Neutrogena Deep Clean Facial Cleanser. It penetrates deep into pores and improves the complexion. Then I moisturize my face with Sukin Rose Hip Hydrating Day Cream. It has a combination of pomegranate, Kakadu plum and rose hip oil. The ingredients are fruits and oils, such as jojoba oil, lavender, vitamin E and vanilla, and the cream is suitable for all skin types, so any one can use it!!

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After a shower I use Crabtree and Evelyn Pomegranate Argan and Grape seed Oil Skin Indulging Body Cream. It is the best body cream I have ever used!!! I love to indulge in Crabtree & Evelyn’s body lotions. They always smell divine, and the cream is so silky and moist and has rich botanical ingredients including natural antioxidants. It smells of pomegranate with a burst of citrus and fresh fig leaf.

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This luxurious body cream will pamper and replenish your entire skin and leave your skin feeling soft and supple.

Having a clean and pleasant look radiates to others, and people like to see fresh and polished looks. So, moisturize your body, have a cup of tea and read a book, or a magazine!!! Take some time out for yourself. Don’t feel guilty when it comes to your needs.

I just used a skin-clarifying mud mask, and it is strawberry and yarrow. It works on clogged pores and clarifies your skin. If you leave it on for 10-15 minutes it will enrichen your skin, and when rinsed it feels divine!! It was only $1 at Priceline Pharmacy.

Also, exercising helps you build your self-esteem and confidence, and make you feel good about yourself. Aim to work out 2-3 times a week. Exercise also helps with good posture. Do either pilates or yoga. I am going to start doing this as Kate Middleton does this in her fitness regime, and look at her body! She also does a lot of rowing, and using the rowing machine at the gym will also help with great posture.

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Anyways, I am going to go back to my cup of tea, and reading of “The taming of the Queen” by Phillipa Gregory.

Exquisite Emmalisa

13th RULE OF A LADY

What can you do to keep your joy and motivation up?

is there something you can do to spoil or pamper yourself?

Is there a body cream that you use daily? Maybe try something from the Body Shop!!!

5 MUST HAVES TO GO IN YOUR HANDBAGS


A friend, Priscilla requested for this blog, and she wanted to know what necessities to put in her handbag for every day use, and item’s you can not go without!!!! I have put together some items that you will need to use when out for dinner, lunch, or breakfast.

Some of these items are:

  1. REVLON ColourBurst Matte Balm – I chose number 205 because it is a light pink and looks very soft and pretty on the lips. It is like a crayon and easy to apply, leaving your lips feeling moisturized and matte. There are a heap of different colour ranges from cherry red to even purple!!!

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2. REVLON ColourStay Mineral Blush – You need blush in your handbag because through out the night makeup washes away. You will need this to top up, and refresh your face for the rest of the night. Every girl needs at least a blush in their bag for whenever they go out. This is great because it’s Colour Stay!

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3. Christian Dior Curl Up Mascara – This is my new favourite mascara, and I am always on the look out for mascara that curls the lashes right up!! This is perfect for a refresher through out the day. I have been taking mine everywhere, but too much can make it look gluggy; just a quick little touch every now and then, makes the lashes look longer and longer. You can buy a set along with the 5 Couleurs Couture Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette.

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4. REVLON Colour Stay Lip – I haven’t been using this 24/7, and you need to apply it right. Don’t put it over or under any lipstick. I made this mistake recently when I was out shopping and it made my lips looked cracked, flakey and were peeling. It’s best to put just a little bit on, and leave, without any lipstick, because it’s a colour stay it will dry, and when putting on other products it can go yucky.

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5. Christian Dior Addict Lipstick – I bought it for $50 in the Dior Shop in Melbourne. My choice of colour is called “Lucky”, number 536, and the reason why I love it is because it’s a contrast between pink and red. it is not too pinky and not too red!! It’s the right colour for me, (it suits my olive skin colour) and is the perfect lipstick, that I have been carrying around with me to touch up when it starts to disappear. Christian Dior is a FAVOURITE brand of mine, and when I purchased the lipstick and lash plump primer I got two products for free with a Christian Dior Make Up bag. They are a world renowned brand with a marvellous reputation of customer service. The lash primer is the BEST product/innovation ever made!!! It helps curl the lashes, and leaves them primed to help the mascara work better.

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These are great beauty products to chuck in your bag when in a rush or for going out anywhere! Whether you’re going out to the shops, beach or restaurant. These products are a few of my “favourite things”… and I hope you will enjoy using them too!! Click on the highlighted words to buy what you want. Life’s too short, so buy your girly stuff, and live a little!!!

Exquisite Emmalisa

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STATE OF GOLD

ITS ALL ABOUT THE BASE

3 step Pampering Session


Today I spent most of my day in the city of Melbourne, and towards the end of the day I walked into the Swarovski jewellery store and looked in the mirror and was horrified with the way I looked… Because I looked quite tired and at the end of the day my makeup didn’t look fresh.

When I got home I was happy with one of my purchases from a store in South Melbourne. I felt like I needed a total pampering session, so I have put together some products for you to try. For a complete skincare regime I recommend you use the following products:

1. Exfoliation – Neutrogena Deep Clean Invigorating Foaming Scrub. It has blue energising microbeads that sweeps away dead skin cells and removes all dirt and makeup that has been on your skin all day.

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2. Clay Purifying Mask – Kora Organics by Miranda Kerr refines and purifies the skin leaving it feeling soft and moist. It is for all skin types.

3. Night Time Moisturiser – Arbonne RE9 Advanced Night Repair Creme – I totally swear by this product at the moment, I have been using it every night on my skin before bed, no matter what other products I have been using.

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This skincare regime will leave you feeling totally pampered, relaxed and clean. I have only just made this regime up, but if you feel like it doesn’t work for you, no pressure!!! I believe a good step by step skincare program is beneficial for great skin.

Happy Shopping and enjoy being pampered. You deserve it!!!

Exquisite Emmalisa

What is your favourite night cream?

Do you have a skincare program happening everyday?