All About Cleansing & How to Choose a Gentle Cleanser

What Makes a Gentle Cleanser? All About Gentle Cleansing

Gone are the days of harsh cleansers that dried out your skin – everyone’s getting into gentle cleansers! What’s the science behind gentle cleansing, and how do you pick a gentle cleanser? Here’s the scientific background behind this skin-loving trend! Want more about the science behind choosing and using the right cleansers, moisturiser and sunscreen for your skin? Check out …

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End-of-Year Empties


I really didn’t get through as many products as I’d hoped to this year – I’m hoping 2016 will be better! Here are my final empties for the year: Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar – I used this for my Aztec Secret clay masks, but I’ve switched to citric acid instead to avoid the vinegar stink. I don’t think I’ll be …

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Gradual Tanners: Bondi Sands, Dove, Fake Bake & St Tropez review


You can’t tan without exposing yourself to wrinkles and melanoma, so fake tan is the way to go if you want to go brown. I’ve recently tried 4 gradual tanners widely available in Australia: Bondi Sands Everyday Gradual Tanning Milk Dove Summer Glow Gradual Self Tan Body Lotion (Fair to Medium) St Tropez Gradual Tan Everyday Body Mousse Fake Bake …

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Sunsilk and Dove: My Favourite Drugstore Shampoos


My hair has semi-fancy taste – it’s OK with some drugstore shampoos and conditioners, but some will make my scalp scabby and disgusting for no apparent reason. I’ve never gone wrong with Sunsilk or Dove though. Here are my current favourite types: Sunsilk Perfect Straight (shampoo and conditoner both $4.79 for 200 mL) was designed in conjunction with Yuko Yamashita, creator …

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Shampoo and Conditioner Road Test: Moroccanoil, Yuko, Dove and Aldi

I’ve always had trouble finding a good shampoo. I’ve had a nice run with conditioners, but good shampoos have always eluded me. No matter which shampoo I use, my scalp is always an itchy, oily mess by the end of the day. For two months I tried washing my hair every second day, on the advice of many people on …

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Project Pan Empties #21-30

More Project Pan empties! I’ve loosened up a bit with the No Buy, and it’s now a Low Buy, but I’ve kind of lost the urge to BUY ALL THE THINGS so it’s been a pretty successful venture in my opinion. 21. Lux Luminous Touch Body Wash – The “luminous” mica flakes aren’t really that noticeable, but I love the …

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