Friday, April 30, 2010

Happy second birthday, blog!

As of yesterday, my blog is now two years old! I've enjoyed writing this blog, and will continue to do so. Expect more info on new products and brands, product reviews, and more!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

A’kin PureMAN range

It’s been around for a while in Australia, but the A’kin PureMAN range has only recently arrived in New Zealand (well, recently in Wellington anyway, I can’t speak for the rest of the country). The products are:

Energising All-In-One Hair + Body Wash 150ml $20
Invigorating Daily Face Wash 125ml $27
Dual Action Face Wash + Scrub 75ml $25
Calming After Shave Balm 75ml $25
Visibly Fit 24 Hour Moisturiser 50ml $30

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Stuff that smells like lemon

For a tangy burst of citrus, try these lemon-scented products.

Vrindavan Lemon Certified Organic Lip Balm 5g $9.00

Avalon Organics Lemon Hand and Body Lotion 350ml $25

Dr Hauschka Lemon Body Wash 150ml $29

Saturday, April 17, 2010

New Trilogy Sensitive Skin range

Trilogy have three new products designed for sensitive skin:

Very Gentle Cleansing Cream 150ml $39.90
Very Gentle Moisturising Cream 50ml $46
Very Gentle Calming Fluid 30ml $43

All three products are fragrance free, alcohol free, and have been dermatologically tested for sensitive skin.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Product review: Beautiful Skin by Renee

Renee Blackwell sent me her product, Beautiful Skin, to try out. It’s a blend of six oils: rosehip seed oil, vitamin E. oil, macadamia nut oil, hemp seed oil, carrot seed oil, and essential oil of rose.
Size: 50ml
Price: AUD$45
Packaging: A glass bottle with a screw-on lid.
Available at:
The verdict: This is really good for dry skin. I have been applying it at night, on some of the marks on my face (from previous acne), on my elbows, and on an annoying dry patch of skin on my left foot. After using it for a few weeks, I think that it has been helping the marks, my elbows are a lot less dry, and the annoying dry patch is almost gone, which is great, because nothing else would make it go away. I would recommend this for turning dry bits of skin back into normal bits of skin, or just generally providing some moisture. All the oils are great for moisturising, and it also smells really nice.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Jurlique now in New Zealand

Australian natural skincare brand Jurlique is now available in New Zealand, at Kirkaldies. The range is pretty extensive, and again I’m feeling a bit too lazy to list all the products. To check out the range, go to, but bear in mind that the prices are in Australian dollars.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

For every budget: Body butters

Body butters are great for super hydration, particularly now that the weather is getting colder.

Low-cost: Skinfood Body Butter 250g $15.99

Mid-range: Antipodes Jubilation Ultra Nourishing Body Cream 200ml $48

High-end: Origins Calm to your Senses Lavender and Vanilla 200ml $60