The 411 on Exfoliating | MAYhem #7

I remember a time when I only thought you could exfoliate your skin by using abrasive scrubs – how young and naive I was. Exfoliation is the key to beautiful glowing skin because it sloughs off dead skin cells and allows for better product absorption. The questions most people ask me are: how often should I be exfoliating, and what type of exfoliator should I use? I always say this truly does depend on your skin type and concerns. For most people exfoliating 2-3 times per week is more than enough, however for me I exfoliate more frequently as I suffer from congested skin. There are several types of exfoliation methods: chemical, enzymatic and physical – which can be a bit confusing, but I will explain all.

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The Faux Glow | MAYhem #6

If you walk around almost anywhere in Australia right now the most heard phrase would probably be, “it’s bloody cold!” A few degree drops in temperature sends us into meltdown. I personally love this weather but I’ll admit it does take a toll on the skin and can make you look a little dull. If you think because it’s winter you can slack off in the beauty department sorry but you are wrong my friend – now is when the real work begins. The only way to scrape by in the chill is to faux the glow.

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Caroline Hirons x Pixi Beauty Double Cleanse Review| MAYhem #3

I have a lot of time for people like Caroline Hirons. I appreciate her honest, no-nonsense, non-gimmicky and serious approach to skincare and beauty. Caroline, like myself, is a firm believer that double cleansing is key so when I heard she was creating a cleanser with Pixi Beauty I knew it was going to be good. Caroline Hirons is a qualified advanced aesthetician that has worked in the beauty industry for many years – which is why I trust her so.

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Caroline’s cleanser is a two-step process to be used at nighttime. Step one is a solid cleansing oil to remove makeup, SPF and other dirt and grime that the skin has collected throughout the day. Step two is a cream cleanser to gently cleanse the skin and keep it supple and nourished.  Read More


New From NYX Cosmetics | MAYhem #2

Last month I was so lucky to attend the NYX Cosmetics Cosmic Party in Melbourne to celebrate their brand new launches hitting the Australian shelves in May. At the event I was so fortunate to have been gifted some of the brand new products to try and test out before they are released. Just a disclaimer, this is not a sponsored post and I was not asked to feature any of the new products on my blog – I always stay true to my beliefs and only ever feature products and brands I genuinely like!

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