Moogoo and Dusty Girls review


I recently had the opportunity to try out some products from natural Australian brand Moogoo, and their associated cosmetics line Dusty Girls. Moogoo are a cult brand for people with sensitive skin, so I was excited to try it out for myself. Moogoo and Dusty Girls are on the natural marketing side of things, but they’re relatively sensible – though …

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IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream review


IT Cosmetics has landed with Sephora in Australia recently, and I’ve been pleasantly surprised by their base make-up products. IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream is the product that got me researching snail slime science recently. It’s not actually the first snail slime product I’ve tried – that was actually a tiny sachet of Skin79 Snail Nutrition BB …

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New Foundations for Oily Skin: Elizabeth Arden and Nude by Nature


Foundation is always a bit of a struggle for me – as someone with combination skin, sometimes it’s just easier not to try. I’ve recently had the chance to road-test two foundations tailored for oily skin, and I was pleasantly surprised! Here’s what I thought of them. Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Perfectly Satin 24HR Makeup SPF 15 PA++ ($50 for …

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My New Favourite Packaging! Dr Lewinn’s, Code Glokolor


I’ve recently tried two products that have the most handy packaging I’ve ever used. I’m hoping this will be the next big thing, because: 1. It’s handy 2. It’s budget-friendly 3. It’s hygienic The two products were Dr Lewinn’s Line Smoothing Complex S8 Hydrating Day Cream and Code Glokolor N. All-uid Foundation. Dr Lewinn’s moisturiser comes in a standard tub. …

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What’s a CC cream? (and DD, and EE…)

All the way back in April 2012, I wrote a post on BB creams. Fast forward almost two and a half years and the “alphabet cream” market has exploded! What does it all mean? What’s a BB cream again? BB stands for beauty balm, blemish balm or beblesh balm. They’re multipurpose products that provide colour and coverage, as well as …

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Korean cosmetics haul

I’ve been skeptical of Asian cosmetics and skincare for a long time, mainly because I can’t read the ingredients labels. But I recently discovered CosDNA, a database which contains the ingredients listings for thousands of Korean products, and armed with that info, I went on a haul just before I left Australia. The main thing I like about Asian cosmetics …

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Project 100 Pan: Empties 41-50

I’m halfway through getting 100 products in my attempt to get rid of all the half-used stuff in my life. Here are my latest 10 empties: Sportsgirl Butter Dream Body Butter – I’ve had this forever, and it’s really good for an under-$10 body cream, though not really rich enough for me to class it as a “body butter”. The …

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Foundation success!

Ever since I discovered the usefulness of trying out foundation on black paper, I’ve been obsessed with trying them all out! Here are 5 foundations I’ve recently swatched on black paper, and taken for week-long test drives: 1. Sally Hansen Natural Your Skin Makeup in Ecru Beige* – This is one of my favourite foundations I’ve tried. Fashion Addict sent …

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