Monday, 7 March 2016

A nice Aromatherapy blend to share with you all

3 drops Neroli
3 drops Tangerine
In an oil burner or diffuser 

Ishka had a 50% off storewide sale so I thought I would take advantage and buy some new oils. As I smelt each one I decided on Neroli and Tangerine as I didn't have either of them and I liked the smell. (If I don't like the smell I won't get it). Together the sale price came down to about $14! What a Bargain!! I am not a huge fan of orange but the Tangerine (also called Mandarin I found) is much nicer and not so much in your face and smelling of cleaning product like Orange is.

I did some research in my books and found that both oils were good for calming. Sure enough I put 3 drops of each into an oil burner and I LOVED IT. I didn't think about putting the oils together when I first bought them but now I know they work so well together. The smell is soft and calm and makes me happy.

Give it a try and let me know what you think :)

Friday, 15 January 2016

My Favourtie Green Products

Green Green Green

When I say green, I don't mean eco-friendly. 
These are just all my favourite things that just happen to be green.  

Formula 10.0.6 - Keep Your Cool Breakout Calming Mask 

Peppermint + Coconut. This unique gel mask instantly reduces the appearance of nasty breakouts. Peppermint purifies and refreshes to calm even the most angry of flare ups, while soothing coconut relieves blemishes. The result? Skin is cool, calm and under control.

If you get really bad pimples like me, this mask is a god sent! I use it every night. It's not a usual mask that hardens and you have to wash off. Its almost like a moisturizer. So light and creamy. I rub it into my skin and go to sleep thats it! It smells yummy too and it really works. So happy with this product! You can buy it from Priceline, Target and Big W.

Lush - Mask of Magnaminty

Deep cleansing, minty face and back pack. China clay and bentonite gel will pull the dirt from your pores, ground aduki beans and evening primrose seeds exfoliate surface skin cells, and peppermint oil will make you feel so fresh and minty that you'll forget you were ever grubby.

I am on my fourth pot of this in a year. This amazing smelling product does wonders for my skin. Mostly I use it as a scrub every second day in the shower, all over my face, neck and back. When things are really bad, or I want a pamper day, I will use it as a normal mask and leave it on for 10 minutes. This has really improved my skin and I notice when I don't use it. I love the fact that it uses real peppermint oil. It is very popular and twice when I have been to Lush to buy it, it has been sold out. It comes in a 125g tub for $16.95 and 315g for $35.95. I recommend the small tub because it does have a use by date.

Cover Girl - Clump Crusher Mascara

I found out about this mascara from one of my favourite youtubers jayykel. It comes in different versions but I usually go for the original. Its true, it does eliminate clumps. It makes my lashes perfectly how i want them, nice and long, with lots of volume. I have used lots of different cover girl mascaras and haven't been a huge fan but this is definitely an exception. It lasts a long time in the bottle too. I love it. You can buy this from pretty much any store that sells Covergirl makeup. 

Smart Skin - Scented Cleansing wipes

Cleanses, tones and removes make-up. For soft and refreshed skin. Alcohol and oil free.

These cleanser wipes are perfect for removing makeup, cleaning my hands, removing stains from clothes and freshening up in the morning if I don't have time for a shower. I stock up on these whenever they are on sale at Safeway. 

Tea Tonic - Apple Tree Tea

A full bodied smooth apple flavour tea that gives a delicate & crisp finish. Particularly delicious served as a dessert tea or with a cheese platter. A refreshing ice tea on a hot day. Caffeine Free.

I love all of Tea Tonics teas but this would be my favourite. It is almost a sweet tea. It has such a strong flavour and smell of apple, its so yummy. Its a nice treat to have this tea and watch my favourite TV show or read a book.

Tiffany & Co.

Okay so I know this might not be a true "green" but its close enough. Besides, Tiffany green is the best colour out there. I love Tiffany and have 4 items so far all bought by my amazing boyfriend Lachy who I love so so much! I have 2 rings, 1 bracelet and 1 necklace. I like going into their store too, everything is so sparkly. Especially at Christmas time and they have their beautifully decorated tree. Looking forward to see my collection continue to grow in the future. 

Britney Spears - Believe Perfume

An inspirational fragrance made to believe. Contrasting sensual & fiery with delicate & feminine. Sparkling blend of exotic fruits, soft floral & seductive amber. Notes of guava pulp, golden tangerine, honeysuckle, linden blossom. Plus patchouli, amber, pink pralines. Ideal for all occasions.

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I am obsessed with all Britney Spears perfumes I have about 7 of them, This one was given to me as a birthday present by my friend Taylor and is now one of my many favourites. Its so bright and fruity, so much fun. It makes me happy.

NU.ME - Megastar Hair Straightener

A leader in cutting-edge styling tools, NuMe has designed a flat iron with an infrared heat strip built into its tourmaline-infused ceramic coated plates. The strip comes into direct contact with hair, emitting 1000% more negative ions for best-in-class shine and sleekness without damage or dryness. Megastar delivers ionic pin-straight tresses or tousled waves with an incomparable shine and lasting hold.

BEST HAIR STRAIGHTENER EVER!!! Way better than a GHD. I have very thick curly hair and a GHD did nothing compared to this. OMG it has changed my life. I had never had thin straight hair before, only thick. I had dreamed about have pony tails that were long and thin and sleek not one big thick frizz ball of crap straightened hair and my dream came true. I cannot recommend anything more highly than this. I would marry it if I could. I am so much happier with my hair. It actually looks healthy. Thank you!!!! It comes in black, pink, purple and turquoise. Here is the website:

Ayur -  Neem Face Pack

Ingredients: Contains Neem extracts with natural ingredients like Multani Mitti, Calamine Powder and Kaolin Powder.
Method: Mix 1 tablespoon of Neem Face with water to make a paste. Apply is evenly over face and neck. Allow to dry. Wash the face with cold water,
Effect: Neem is a natural antiseptic. It soothes skin and heals eruptions like pimples and black heads. It restores skin's natural oil balance and also stops scaring.
Ayur Neem Face Pack 100Gm

This face mask is great I use it once or twice a week and it gets rid of pimples and leaves skin looking fresh. It has a strong smell a bit like clary sage and the colour isn't appealing but it does wonders for my skin. 

Himalaya Herbals - Purifying Neem Face Wash

A soap free herbal formulation that gently removes impurities and prevents pimples. Neem, well known for its antibacterial properties, kills problem causing bacteria, and Turmeric effectively controls acne and pimples. Use regularly for clear, soft and pimple free skin.
Directions: Moisten face and neck, apply a small amount of  Purifying Neem Face Wash and gently work up into a lather using a circular motion. Wash off and pat dry. Use twice daily.

I use this every day in the shower along with my magnaminty. It is amazing. When ever I have some trouble days I am confident this will help calm down my skin. It is so gentle to my skin as well unlike other harsh chemical filled skin care products. Neem is really an amazing plant.

Peppermint Essential Oil

I am a very active user of essential oils. Peppermint is one of my favourites as it helps with nausea and migraines. All I have to do it open the bottle and directly inhale it or add it to a carrier oil and rub it onto my head or stomach. Peppermint has many other uses: Reduces stomach aches, Soothe digestive issues, Freshens bad breath, Relieves headaches, Antimicrobial properties, Improves mental focus, Clears respiratory tract, Boosts energy, Releases tight muscles.

Origins - Drink up Intensive Overnight Mask

Quench your skin's thirst with this intensive nourishing mask, which aims to restore moisture and prevent future dehydration. When your skin needs a little TLC, this gang of star ingredients including Apricot Kernel Oil, Avocado and Japanese Seaweed join forces to replace lost moisture and elasticity. It deeply nourishes, minimises the signs of premature aging, and creates a reservoir of moisture to ensure there's enough water in your skin for tomorrow.
Origins - Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask

First of all, this smells amazing! Kind of like mango, mandarin and peach. I bought this because I was having a really bad week of dry skin and it really helped. It must be applied at night because it leaves your skin feeling very sticky and tacky and you wouldn't want to try and put makeup over the top. I put a generous amount all over my face and neck and rub the extra into my finger tips which also get very dry. I then go to sleep and wake up with my skin feeling fresh and hydrated.