Saturday, 30 April 2016

Autumn Favorites 2016


Autumn has been an exciting season for me. We had our Baby Shower (which was so much fun!), the rain has made an appearance a few times and I have made a concious effort to try a few new things on my face; including new lip colours.

I have to mention my #1 favorite product ever which is the Organic Hemp Washable Makeup Remover Wipe from Juniper Seed. These bad boys don't come cheap but throughout Autumn I have been making a collection on washable essentials to save money and the environment. These are so easy to take care of and I have a nice washing routine with them too.  I would highly recommend investing in these as they great for the environment and your wallet in the long-run.

The Australis MixIt Foundation has been a pleasant surprise for me. I don't have the best experience with foundations and tend to avoid them, sometimes they make me break out, other times they never match my skin colour. But this foundation blends in nicely, has a medium coverage with a natural satin finish. This water based foundation is great for those gals who suffer from oily and combination skin. It contains colour corrective pigments and has a 25+ SPF. It is such a simple foundation that feels so natural on my skin.

Models Prefer were having a sale on a few of their item so I just had to nab myself a couple of the 6 hour Liquid Lips from the stand. I have been reaching for these two during Autumn because they are so easy to apply and the satin finish is just so pretty. Practical: is an orange based colour that really brightens up my fair skin-tone. Resilient: A cool berry toned lip colour perfect for a deeper and richer look.

Models Prefer Liquid Lips.
 Top; Practical, Bottom; Resilient

I really love using oils and serums at night and this Autumn I have been reaching for 
Scentrelle Reverse Time Face Serum*. This lightweight, honey coloured serum has been wonderful at giving my skin that extra hydration. Natural ingredients include Tsubaki oil (Japanese Camellia), Maracuja Oil, Rosehip and Caffeine. With this awesome combination it means that I can put it on my face and expect firmness and a natural youthful glow. I can't say I'm disappointed, it truly is a lovely addition to my skincare routine.

A Bit Hippy Don't Act Your Age Moisturiser* was a PR sample given to me to test but it has become a firm favorite of mine to use as an everyday moisturiser. The airless pump bottle makes it easy to get just the right amount of product on my fingertips and the illustrations on the packaging always delights me. Containing natural ingredients and packed full of powerful antioxidants I can really tell that the combo of this moisturiser and the serum has made my skin feel softer and look brighter.

The Franc Essential Body Melt is luxury in a tub. I have seen Franc at my local health food shop and wanted to try some so after a rotten day I decided to treat myself and picked up this tub. I love the ultra-thick consistency and delicious day spa scent. The natural ingredients come with a blend of shea butter and cocoa butter to soften the skin to perfection and the scent belongs to a blend of Almond, apricot, olive and rosehip oils. I only use this on my growing belly and around my shoulders because considering the price- $24.99, I don't want to use it up too quickly!

At the start of Autumn I fished out my Dr Hauschka Translucent Bronzing Tint*. I knew that the sun would be in hiding so I decided that I would need a little help to get that sun-kissed glow. This is such an easy bronzer to use, I just mix a drop in with my daily moisturiser. It is seriously the ultimate lazy-girls answer to uneven skin-tone, a natural looking tan and concealing pigmentation. It is on the pricey side but it lasts forever.

The Sukin Micellar Cleansing Water was something I bought out of desperation because my Body Shop Toner was stinging my face. I needed something gentle that would clean off excess cleanser before I applied my serums and moisturiser. This budget friendly alternative to a toner is just the ticket if your have sensitive/reactive skin. The natural ingredient base doesn't wipe off all of my makeup, but I never expected it too. But, I love how this water doesn't have a strong smell, makes my skin feel cool and fresh, and doesn't sting!

What have you enjoyed this Autumn?

Have Fun!

Renee x

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