I first became familiar with MUSQ skincare roughly 5 years
ago after trying out their number 1 selling product the "Face and Body Exfoliant"







This amazing product is blended with elements of rice and
clay that gently buffs away dead skin cells and impurities and any time I would
use it my skin was so soft and glowing.




After then I tried out a few of their other products and I
loved them all just as much and all these years later they still have a place
in my skin care routine.




MUSQ aim is to deliver the key essentials for you skin care
routine in the simplest and fuss free way.




All their products are easy and effective with a real
emphasis on using all natural ingredients and no nasties




So below are a few of my favourite product from the MUSQ
range







Replenish Serum




I love using this serum both morning and night after cleansing
and will often add two drops to my moisturiser, blend it together and apply all
over my face leaving my skin feeling soft and glowing.




The serum includes natural ingredients such as Jojoba oil,
Rosehip oil, Camellia oil and sea buckthorn oil along with plenty of antioxidant
properties to help promote rapid healing, repair, hydrate and rejuvenate your
skin.




Another great tip is to apply a couple of drops pre-make up
to create an extra dewy glow and is perfect under MUSQ Crème foundation.










Crème Foundation




This light foundation is an amazing product to have in your
make up routine. Even though the foundation feels light it is perfect for both dry
and oily skin combinations and will still give you medium to full coverage.




It is easy to use and blends easily on your skin to really
helps even out your skin tone and delivers long lasting coverage.




The foundation is free from any nasty ingredients such as
parabens, fragrance, talc and Bismuth Oxychloride which means that it won't block
your pores.




MUSQ also offers free colour samples online so head to their
website to find your perfect shade.










MUSQ is also launching a new range next year which is very
exciting so to be the first to know make sure you sign up to their email list
via their website

www.musq.com.au


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Five years and two children later I can't believe that today is the launch day of my very own product collaboration with my long term brand partner, Eco Modern Essentials.


The journey throughout both of my pregnancies has been a crazy one filled with many amazing memories that I will cherish forever.

As most of you may already know, their Erase Body Oil helped me with my stretch marks and caesarean scars after both of my pregnancies and is a product that is very close to my heart.

Partnering with the Eco Modern Essentials brand and the process of creating this product collaboration has been an experience I am extremely grateful for.

The new and beautiful Eco Erase Plus is an enhanced version of their best-selling Erase Body Oil. The incredible Jasmine scent (hand-picked by yours truly) is combined with other original ingredients of sandalwood, rosemary, rosehip and sea buckthorn.

The enhanced, concentrated formula will really ramp up your results and help improve the appearance of stretch marks, scars and blemishes, leaving your skin smooth, soft and youthful-looking.
Looking good and feeling confident within your own skin is a feeling that every woman deserves to embrace.
For a full list of product directions and ingredients, head to the Eco Modern Essentials website now and shop the Exo x Rozalia Russian Erase Plus Duo now!
https://ecomodernessentials.com.au/products/eco-x-rozalia-russian-erase-plus
https://ecomodernessentials.com.au/products/eco-x-rozalia-russian-erase-plus-duo

This post is sponsored by Eco Modern Essentials.

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My teeth have always been something I have been self-conscious about and have been on my wish list of getting fixed.

When I was younger I knocked both of my two front teeth and chipped them in half.
My teenage and 20's were filled with different dentist appointments trying to fix my front two teeth with different temporary fillings which after a few years would need replacing as they became discoloured and had even fallen off a few times.
My bottom teeth on the other hand were perfect growing up however as I approached my 30's something I didn't know was like all adults my jaw moved again and my bottom teeth started becoming crossed over and eventually extremely crooked.


I was recommended to Dr Rueben by my make-up artist Karla who had her teeth fixed with veneers after experience similar issues.


I immediately booked in a consult at Dental Boutique and started my smile Journey.


Dr Rueben examined my smile and we spent a few appointments taking before and after pictures and working out how I wanted my new smile to look like.
My brief was to straighten all my teeth however I wanted them to look natural and not the fake Hollywood smile look.
After prepping my teeth and removing all my old fillings he placed temporary veneers for me to test out for two weeks.

A lot of other dentist don't offer this service which I think is extremely important as it gives you a chance to see what your new smile is going to look like and make sure you are happy with the size, shape and colour of your new teeth.


After two weeks it was time to get my permanent veneers in.
I was extremely happy with the temporary and we didn't need to make any changes however when it came to putting in my new veneers Dr Rueben wasn't happy with a small gap in the front of my two teeth so did another set of moulds do get a new set made.
This just shows you how much pride the team at Dental Boutique take in their work, as they want to make sure they are perfect!


After my final set of veneers were made I came back in and luckily this new set were perfect!
Almost 5 months Later and I cannot stop smiling!
I receive so many compliments on my teeth and I have found I can smile more confidentially when I am filming or on set.


I cannot recommend Dr Reuben higher enough He is such a talented dentist who has transformed so many patients smile.

You can visit the team at Dental Boutique here…

AD: 76 Whitehorse Rd, Balwyn VIC 3103
PH: 1800 667 246
W: www.dentalboutique.com.au




Meanwhile I have also answered a few questions I have been receiving in regards to my experience below…


What will my temporaries be like?

Temporaries feel unusual and not as smooth as the final porcelain veneers. The colour may be lighter or darker than desired in the final result, but this provides an opportunity for you trial your new smile, make changes and to let Dental Boutique know your preferences for how you would like your final smile to be designed.


What are the benefit of temporary veneers?

This is the "try before you buy" stage! Benefits include:

● You will be able to preview your new smile and live life with your new smile for one-two weeks 
before the final porcelain veneers are inserted 

● Request desired changes so adjustments can be made before the final veneers are inserted 

● Helps to ensure that your new smile is exactly what you want 




Was it painful?


In my case, it wasn't painful at all! I had really minimal preparation as my case is an additive case (which means adding length or size to the teeth) so we didn't have to remove much of my natural teeth at all, which means under my permanently glued on veneers, they are exactly how my teeth were like before treatment. I was really worried the pain from getting an injection as I had to have a small gum lift to lengthen the size of my teeth, but Dr Reuben was so gentle and he even gave me a numb cream before the injection which made me feel at ease. I was so surprised I didn't feel anything!


Do you have to "shave" or "file" down your existing teeth before treatment?


This was one of my personal hesitations, but one of the reasons why I chose to go to Dental Boutique, is because they always aim to do minimal preparation with all of their veneer cases and in some cases, Dr Reuben told me, they have managed to do "prepless" veneers. This made me feel more comfortable with the whole process knowing that my natural teeth were not going to be damaged in the process.



How many visits did you have to go for?


After my consultation, I received a full treatment plan that explained everything I needed to know, including the price, number of appointments and length of appointments. Personally,! needed 5 visits in total:

1st visit: Comprehensive cosmetic smile examination and moulds and impressions for smile design

This included:
● Comprehensive dental examination and explanation of findings 

● Soft tissue and gum check 

● Oral cancer check 

● Bite Analysis 

● A series of dental photographs 

● A discussion about your dental concerns, goals and desires 

● An opportunity to view examples of previous real-life clients 

● An opportunity to ask a dentist any questions you may have about our treatments 

● A personalised treatment plan tailored to your specific needs 


2nd visit: Thorough dental scale and clean, teeth whitening consultation and in chair teeth whitening session completed


3rd visit: Wax up models shown to preview new smile and 10 temporary veneers and 10 gum lift completed 


4th visit: Cementation of 10 porcelain veneers handmade by Master Ceramist and impressions for night splint completed



5th visit: Smile review and night splint and take home kit collected 
The process was really simple and every step was explained clearly to me so there were no surprises. 



How much do porcelain veneers cost?

The price for porcelain veneers varies from case to case. From my research, Dental Boutique prices were very affordable for the quality of work they produce. They offer payment plan options which I find really helpful! As a guide, you could check out their pricing page on their website https://dentalboutique.com.au/fees/ . For a more accurate quote, you will need to attend a consultation appointment to find out your personalised quote. Make sure if you are comparing prices, you are comparing apple to apple as not all cosmetic dentists are the same.


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Does anyone else have flashbacks or hilarious photos of themselves as a child rummaging through their mother or older sisters make up bag? You know exactly what I mean, the purple eyeshadow, black eyeliner and red lip stick being applied to all of the wrong parts of our faces. We would call it a "makeover" however I'm sure our mums and sisters weren't too impressed with us at the time!


No matter what your age may be, make up as a whole can be a tricky task to master. To narrow things down slightly, I find lipstick to be one of the hardest beauty elements to learn, especially when there can be over 20 shades of just the one colour!

Even with the amount of variety available to choose from, unfortunately not all colours are suited for everyone. By giving you my three quick steps I go through before purchasing a new product, I hope to help you all find your perfect shade. A colour that can be worn day in day out and never fails to flatter your complexion.

As much as they have been shared across beauty bloggers pages recently, please never underestimate the power of a swatch. Testing colours on a patch of skin first (usually forearm) is a great way to see if:

You aren't allergic to the product. There is nothing worse than a reaction to a new product on your skin (especially your face) which is why I always test on a small patch of skin on my arm before applying to my lips. You can never be too safe!

How the colour suits with your skin tone. Depending on the undertone of your skin colour it really is a trial and error process to find the right colour. Try aiming for shades that make other features on your face really pop and avoid colours that can wash out your complexion completely.

Comparison. Having multiple shades of a colour all set out next to each other is a great way to compare them all at once, rather than applying and rubbing colours off your lips every minute.

Stick to these three tips and you will be on your way to finding your perfect shade. Pucker up and enjoy!

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This is a shout out to all the time poor ladies who still want to partake in a solid skin care routine, see results and feel beautiful within their own skin, and I believe I have found the answer in FOREO.


I have been using the FOREO Luna product for quite some time and the results speak for themselves. After recently partnering with this incredible brand to then discover the news about their latest product, the UFO Smart Mask Treatment, I couldn't wait to try and share my experience.

Whoever said face masks are a thing of the past clearly hasn't experienced the FOREO products and the benefits that come with them.

The UFO combines advanced dermal technologies with an exclusive Korean mask formula for a decadent facial treatment. Now I know when we hear the words 'facial treatment' we think of being stuck inside at home for hours on end, but thanks to FOREO those hours have been cut down tojust 90 seconds. Yes, you heard me, 90 seconds!

If you are early riser, the 'Make my Day' hydrating facial treatment made from Red Algae Hyalurunic Acid will brighten up your morning skin care routine. For the night owls out there, the 'Call It a Night' is a nourishing and revitalising night time facial treatment with extracts of Rich Olive Oil and Ginsend.

One of the reasons I believe FOREO has succeeded in the beauty industry is from their ability to create products with proven results, but without the extensive timeframe and stepsusually attached to these types of treatments.

Treat yourself this Sunday night with a glass of wine, your favourite meal, a movie and a UFO Smart Mark Treatment to ease yourself into the week ahead.

This post was sponsored by FOREO.

https://www.foreo.com

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After recently returning home from overseas, I started to notice a change in the way my skin was feeling and looking in a way I wasn't happy with.

Skin is the largest organ on our bodies and needs to be treated with care all year round between the harsh summer sun to the cold and dehydrating winter months.

With the countless options of skin care products available both in store and online at the click of a button, it is vital to do your research before purchasing. These products are a serious investment and not something to be rushed into. So after taking up my own investigative advice I am so excited to share with you all my experience with Clarins and their Double Serum anti-aging treatment.


Developed in 1985, Double Serum, has now entered its eighth generation of being one of this skincare industry's key anti-ageing serums and it makes me completely understand the reasons behind the brands ongoing success.

Created from a cocktail (not the type of cocktail we are normally used to) of 20 + 1 plant extracts help stimulate the skins 5 vital functions of regeneration, oxygenation, nutrition, hydration and protection.


Upon application this smooth serum simply glides over your face creating a perfect canvas for the next step of moisturiser and make-up application.


In the past I have been unsure about how much of a product I need to be using for it to really "work" on my skin. The new Clarins bottle has an adjustable pump feature which allows for a small drop amount for combination to oily skin, warm and humid climates in summer. Switch it over to a large drop amount for normal/dry-sensitive skin in the cold and dry climates of winter. No more excessive product wastage for me!


For highlighted skin improvements from clinically proven effectiveness against the signs of ageing, the Clarins Double Serum is my trusty sidekick and is absolutely worth its weight in gold.


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As most of you may already know, Curtis Collection is a brand I have followed, tested and loved for many years. A few weeks ago my amazing make-up artist Karla Roccuzzo and I were lucky enough to meet Victoria Curtis, the creator behind this incredible 100% Australia owned brand. Featuring a dedicated mineral collection, Curtis Collection products allow your skin to breathe while still maintaining a polished make up look.




Myself and Karla spent the day with Victoria discussing our favourite items and looks we love to create. Basically every make up fans dream day of trialling all the Curtis Collection products and creating three make up tutorials for your viewing pleasure.




The first video is what I like to call my "5 minute face" with the ever so popular no makeup make up look.







5 min make up look
- Primer
- Naked glow bb cream
- Eye concealer
- Powder
- Bronzer
- Blush
- Gel eyebrow
- Lip liner
- Lip gloss
- Mascara





Event day time look – building on from 5 min face
- Primer
- Naked glow bb cream
- Eye concealer
- Powder
- Bronzer
- Blush
- Gel eyebrow
- Lip liner
- Lip gloss
- Mascara
- Darker bronzer shade island goddess on eyes
- London Collection eye shadow palette
- Sunset Highlighter on face and eyes
- Lip liner
- Blush nude lipstick
- Xoxo lip gloss






Night time glam look
- Skin Refining Face Primer
- Hydra Primer
- Matte Perfection Mineral Foundation
- Airbrush Finish Mineral Concealer
- Deluxe Mineral Powder Foundation – Sunlit
- Eye Primer Shadow Magnet
- Brow Styler
- Bronzer – Shade Island Goddess
- Eye shadow palette
- Eye liner pencil
- Mascara
- Show stopper blush
- Lip liner
- Lip stick
- Lip gloss

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Attention to all the time poor women out there who, like me, has exactly 5 minutes (on a good day) to make themselves look a little less exhausted and a little more glam before heading out the door for the day.


I have been approached by Avon and lucky enough to team up with them to bring you my #5minuteface. This look is a very simple, untechnical look that is accessible and attainable for all women. Avon is a household name to many Australian women and pride themselves on the reliability, honesty and functionality of their products. They have just launched the Avon True Colour makeup range and with these new products, they continue to be the beauty brand that keeps its promise.

The Avon True Colour range provides honest and functional products that you can rely on and contains the must have essentials that most women would find in their make-up bag. If like me, multi-tasking, is something you do in your sleep, even the second's count when it comes to saving time throughout the day so here is my #5minuteface from this morning, I hope you enjoy and have the chance to try out the range for yourself.
The full Avon True Colour range can be purchased here

This content has been sponsored by Avon Australia.



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I first started using Proplenish after the birth of my daughter (it is safe to take whilst breastfeeding) over 3 years ago.
At the time I was looking for a product that was a 'pick me up' as I was completely sleep deprived, my skin felt dull and I was suffering from post partum hair loss.

About a month after I started using ProPlenish I really noticed a difference.
My hair had become fuller, my skin softer and was glowing!
I would receive so many compliments from friends asking me if I had just had a facial or which skin care products I was using.

I have always been a big believer in treating and looking after you from the inside first and taking ProPlenish enabled me to do that.
ProPlenish is a marine collagen that is sourced from deep-sea fish. It is the purest and highest grade of marine collagen in the world.

I take about 2 – 3 sachets a day and mix it in with water in a big bottle.
ProPlenish aims to restore collagen, which is naturally lost the older we get.
Collagen is responsible in keeping your skin tight and as we get older our collagen decreases, which means that our skin can start looking dull and fine lines, start to appear.

As I am approach my thirties I have definitely notice some find lines appearing and ordered the mask to use alongside the sachets.


The mask aims to boost collagen and elastin production, repair / hydrate the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines.
Unlike the sachets, the mask does not contain collagen as science proves that collagen cannot be absorbed effectively through the skin as a cream or serum.
This is why the mask has collagen stimulating ingredients, which is the perfect match to be used alongside the sachets.


I have been using ProPlenish marine collagen sachets for roughly three weeks and have just started using the mask to compliment the sachets.
I can feel my hair is starting to get thicker again and my skin is slowly getting its glow back.


For more information or to purchase the products head to the ProPlenish website here.

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To all the fellow Mums out there, 'our' day is almost upon us!


If this is not your first Mother's Day, then you'll know that even on Mother's Day you don't get much of a break, but I have made a point this year to take a 'me moment' - aka some time out to have a small moment for myself!
Getting dressed, doing your hair, attempting your makeup or even showering in the morning can be a challenge with small children at times. I am sure like many of you, with night feeds and both kids waking up at different times, you're up and down out of bed all night, so often my hair wakes up as tired as me.



So I'll let you into a little secret…I often prep my hair using the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer the night before to ensure my mornings - especially a busy morning like Mother's Day - are as seamless as humanly possible. it is quiet and fast drying so great for those 4am morning pre coffee!


I have no doubt that you have heard and seen the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer and yes, it is as good as they say. I like to think of my Dyson Supersonic hair dryer as my secret hair glam squad - always there to help me look and feel my best.
It is super quick to dry my hair so another perk for a time poor Mum, and the intelligent heat control helps prevent extreme heat damage to protect the hair and give it more natural shine. Like this morning, I often wake up with flat hair so most of the time I give my hair a refresh and revamp to help smooth out any kinks, I use a big round brush with the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer to add back some much needed volume I've lost over night.
I don't know about you, but I think it's important to take a 'me moment' once in a while. Us Mums deserve a bit of luxury, whether that's reading a magazine or taking ten minutes to style your hair. For me, the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer is my luxury styling tool that makes me feel my best and it really is the gift that keeps on giving.

You can buy the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer HERE and in the lead up to Mother's Day you can also purchase it with a special edition blush pink case.

This Mother's Day post is sponsored by Dyson


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As I am now a mother of two who is approaching the big 30 I have noticed that my skin has really started to suffer.

It also took a real beating after my second pregnancy as I developed really bad pigmentation on my forehead.
On top of that after a few weeks of sleepless nights and the overall stress of being a new mum I decided to treat my poor skin to some much needed TLC.
I headed into VC Dermal clinic to inquire about my pigmentation and whilst I was there I also learnt about all the other amazing treatment options they have available.
From Acne to cellulite and unwanted hair, VC Dermal clinic have you covered.
With over 12 years experience and 4 clinics you know you are in safe hands.
Their new clinic which has just opened up in Camberwell and I headed down to the grand opening to join in on the celebrations.
Afterwards I sat down with one of their skin specialist who answered all of my skin questions and concerns.



Can you tell us a bit more about what kind of skin conditions you can treat at VC Dermal Clinics?

Due to our extensive experience in treating all skin types, we have been able to successfully treat a wide range of skin concerns such as:

Acne
Acne Scarring
Aged Spots
Blackheads
Broken Capillaries
Cellulite
Cold Sores
Eczema
Enlarged Pores
Excessive Sweating
Rosacea
Freckles
Ingrown hairs
Loose Skin
Post Pregnancy Body Shaping
Pigmentation
Unwanted Hair
Unwanted Tattoos



What would be the most common skin concerns you treat?

Acne & Acne Scars
Pigmentation
Unwanted Hair



Living in Australia, our skin is exposed to harsh sun and therefore a lot of women have severe sun damage. What treatments do you offer to help correct skin that has been exposed and damaged?


We use a combination of different treatments to get the best outcomes for our clients. The skin is such a complex and individual organ it is essential to tailor a solution for each client and not use a "one size fits all" approach when it comes to skin treatments.

Sometimes this will involve a multi-faceted approach including product recommendations and a course of laser treatment or dermal therapies; it really depends on each individual.

As a minimum we recommend all of our clients use a quality SPF sun block year round to help prevent premature ageing and sun damage from sun exposure.



Since giving birth I have experienced stretch marks across my stomach. What are some treatments that you offer that can help reduce the appearance of stretchmark's?

There have been some amazing advances in treating stretch marks over the last few years and we have some amazing transformations in our treatment 'before and after' booklets located at our clinics. We like to use a combination of laser treatment and skin needling to stimulate collagen re-formation and help heal the area.


I also suffered from pigmentation this pregnancy, what are some treatments that can help and are they safe whilst breastfeeding?

Hormonal pigmentation (such as during or post pregnancy) can be one of the most difficult skin conditions to treat. In many cases we may advise clients with hormonal pigmentation to simply wait until symptoms subside on their own once hormone levels return to normal.

In serious cases we are able to treat pigmentation using our lasers and they are completely safe whilst breastfeeding.



What treatments do you avoid whilst breastfeeding?

There are not many treatments to avoid whilst breastfeeding however we do not treat any breast feeding mums with Chemical Peels as some of ingredients can be re-absorbed by the body. Most of our laser and skin treatments though are perfectly safe whilst breastfeeding.


Skin needling has become extremely popular; can you please explain what this involves and the benefits?

Skin needling has become very popular simply because when done correctly, it works! And works amazingly well. The basic principle is that the needling device is used to gently cause micro-trauma to the deep layers of the skin. Our bodies sense this trauma and compensate by stimulating collagen re-formation and sending repair and remodeling chemicals to the area to help heal the micro wound. The end result is a much more youthful, plump and rejuvenated appearance. This same principle applies to pre-existing issues such as scarring or stretch marks where there has been a breakdown in collagen production.



For a lot of women cellulite is a big area of concern, what treatments are available to help?

Cellulite treatments can be a touchy subject for many women and the industry is much the same. There are many devices out there claiming to be able to treat cellulite effectively however not many have withstood the test of time.

We use the gold standard in cellulite reduction, and it is called the Velashape system. This device is gentle and non-invasive and best of all is pain free. Treatments can take anywhere from 20 to 60 minutes depending on the size of the area to be treated and involves the use of a combination of modalities to even out the appearance of cellulite. The Velashape system uses Infrared Heat, Vacuum, Massage and RF heat all in the one device to deliver immediate results.



After my first pregnancy I suffered from hormonal acne, what treatments would you recommend for those still suffering from pesky spots.

Acne can be treated in a variety of ways and whilst not all acne is the same, there are some go-to treatments that we love to use at VC Dermal clinics. They include: Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels, Laser treatment and also a combination of safe home care to use.



Laser hair removal is something that I have always wanted to do. I would love to get it done all over, are you able to share the process and how long different areas would take?

Laser hair removal is what we are known for as we built our reputation on making our clients hair free…for good!

Each individual will have different levels of hair growth and there are many factors which can affect the duration and course length of treatments required. These factors can include things such as ethnicity, hormonal profile, age, genetics and even some medications.

Usually we recommend a course of 8-10 treatments every 6-10 weeks to permanently destroy unwanted hair follicles. We use the latest in technology when it comes to our laser hair removal and so some areas can take as little as 5 minutes to complete and very large areas such as the entire legs or upper body for males can taken up to 45 minutes.


Thank you to the wonderful team at VC Dermal Clinic for having me and answering all of my skin concerns.
VC Dermal has 4 locations across Victoria. To find your nearest location and to find out more on any of the treatments they offer you can visit their website here
https://victoriancosmetic.com.au/


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With summer finally upon us it is definitely one of my favourite seasons!

Tanned skin, salty water and beach hair, it really doesn't get much better.
As much as I love the warmer climate, the summer months are very harsh and our skin/hair can take a serious beating.
It is over the next three months that we really need to look after our selves so I have put together my 6 'Summer Must Have's"In summer my beauty routine is pretty simple and fuss free so I look for products that are easy to use and help me get ready in a speedy way.






Frank Body Coconut Scrub



If you are like me and spend most of the long summer days down at the beach then you will agree how dry our skin can become from all the sun and salt-water exposure. In order to get your skin ready for all the cute summer outfits you need to make sure that you really spend time exfoliating and getting rid of the dead skin.
This will ensure beautiful and subtle skin especially if you are then going to use a tan on top, which will otherwise be uneven if your skin is flaky.
I love the Frank body Coconut scrub, as it is super powerful without damaging your skin.
The product is a blend of hydrating and nourishing ingredients that will scrub away dry and flaky skin whilst giving it a boost all at the same time.
It is also nut free, which is perfect for sensitive skin.
I like to use this product a couple of times a week in summer and before every spray tan to make sure I have a beautiful even glow.
Frank Body Coconut Scrub available here




Moroccan Oil Original Treatment


As I dye my hair lighter I really have to make sure that I look after not only the colour but also the condition of my hair during the warmer months.
The intense sun exposure along with chlorine and salt water can really leave my hair dry, frizzy and full of split ends.
I make sure that I give my hair an extra boost by using a nourishing oil treatment such as the Moroccan Oil Original treatment.
I have been using Moroccan Oil for a sold 7 years now and its no wonder that this treatment is a global phenomenon.
Moroccan Oil treatments are the product that pioneered oil – infused hair care and started the worldwide buzz on argon.
I find I don't need to spend as much time (I cant be bothered) styling my hair in summer if I use the right products such as the Original treatment.
After I wash and condition my hair, I will apply a small amount into my damp hair only focusing on my ends and a little through out the middle section.
(Avoid applying any on your roots)
I will then tie my hair in a loose bun and just let it dry naturally.
It dries in soft loose waves and my hair is nourished and frizz free.
The ingredient in the treatment also speeds up drying time and boosts your hair shine so it really is miracle oil.
Moroccan Oil Original treatment available here




Eco Oil Erase Oil



I have been raving on about this product ever since I had my daughter 3 years ago!
My skin therapist introduced me to this product when I was showing her my post baby stretchmark's and C-section scar.
After only a few weeks of using this amazing product my stretch marks and scar had reduced in appearance by 50%!
Even my husband who never comments on things like that was amazed by the results.
The Erase Body oil is 100% natural and works to improve the appearance of stretch marks, scars and blemishes.
Since becoming pregnant for the second time I have started using the oil again on my tummy, bum and thighs to help reduce the appearance of any new stretch marks.
I apply the product twice a day, once after my morning shower and then again at night.
I have also given it to my brother and other friends to use on their scars and it has helped reduce the scars enormously!
I cannot rave on about this product highly enough.
Eco Oil Erase oil available here



Curtis Collection Matte Perfection Mineral Foundation



The Australian summer can be really hot and dry especially in Melbourne when we experience our infamous weeklong heat waves!
During these times when I am out and about I never want to wear a super heavy foundation.
Firstly when I am sweating up a storm and I really dislike the heavy foundation feeling on my skin.
Secondly I go for a much more minimal look during the warmer months.
I have freckles so in summer time I like nothing more than wearing a light feeling foundation that doesn't leave my skin cakey. A little bit of mascara and filled in brows complete my ultimate summer make up look.
To achieve the flawless complexion without the cakey look I used a mineral light foundation from Curtis Collection.
It feels and looks super light on my skin but will still cover any blemishes and red uneven skin.
The Matte mineral foundation uses ingredients such as Vitamins A, C and E to provide antioxidant rich protection for your skin. Whilst the micro diffusers reduce the appearance of pores and lines.
The Matte mineral foundation come in 9 hypoallergenic shades which makes this perfect for sensitive skin as they are free from any parabens, oils, talc, dyes and fragrances.
The foundation also has an SPF 15, which is perfect, as you don't need to apply sunscreen underneath.

The Curtis Collection Matte perfection Mineral foundation is available here



Smiles of Melbourne Whitening Treatments and Home Treatment Kit



We spend so much time looking after our skin and hair in summer that we sometimes forget to look after out smile.
When I am not pregnant I love having my teeth whitened by Dr Ramy Georgy from Smiles Of Melbourne.
Unlike some other Whitening studios, Smiles Of Melbourne is amazing clinic founded and operated by Dr Ramy who is a dentist himself.
That means that a trained dentist professional does all your whitening procedures! You know you are in good hands.
Being performed by a dentist also means that the formula Dr Ramy uses is a higher concentration formula that other professions such as beauty therapist don't have access to.
The formula that Dr Ramy uses is one that he has developed himself and has been rates as one of the lowest rates of sensitivity available on the market.
With two clinics in Melbourne Dr Ramy really is the best in the business.
When I am not pregnancy I tend to go twice a year and then I have a at home kit which helps maintain my teeth in between visits.
With summer being the party season, all the yummy cocktails, wines and sugars can really affect our teeth so no summer is complete without a beautiful white smile.
Smiles of Melbourne as also running an incredible special at the moment with the treatment now $297, which is down from $650
Be quick though as the offer is only valid until the end of December.
For more information and to book an appointment you can visit Smiles of Melbourne Here





Mimco Black Make up Bag.



With all my must have summer goodies listed above the next step is store them in a stylish and practical cosmetic bags.
I'm summer time we head down to the beach a lot for weekend getaways so I look for a bag that is big enough to fit all of my essentials yet small and practical enough to fit in my over night bag.
I love the mimco large cosmetic bag as not only is it super stylish it is so durable and can really take a beating.
I use mine to death and cram my product in there and yet my bag looks brand new with minimal signs of wear and tear!

To view my Mimco cosmetic bag visit their website here

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