What’s the Deal with Facial Rollers?

By now you’ve probably seen Jade or Rose Quartz rollers all over Instagram. Sure facial rollers look gorgeous in flatlays, but what are they supposed to do for the skin? And, do they even work?

Facial rollers are little devices that are generally made from either Jade or Rose Quartz and using them can benefit your skin in various ways. They are designed to help your products penetrate deeper into your skin, reduce any puffiness, increase circulation and smooth out wrinkles. Although it may seem like facial rollers are an Instagram trend that appeared out of no where, they have been around for centuries and were used in ancient China. While some professionals doubt the anti-ageing effects of facial rollers, there is no question that they do help to reduce puffiness in the skin as they encourage lymphatic drainage.

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Elle Effect Self Tan Review

Australian digital entrepreneur Elle Ferguson is the ultimate cool-girl. The TheyAllHateUs blogger is not only talented – she has awesome style, never-ending blonde locks and the ultimate golden tan. When Elle created her own tan line Elle Effect, I had no doubt that it would be exceptional and was a desperado to try it. You know that saying ‘you only want what you can’t have?’ well, Elle Effect sold out almost instantly upon the first few product drops which meant it took me a while to get my hands on it. Obviously, as a beauty junkie this only made me want the tan more. So, just how well did the tan stack up against other fantastic ones I have tried?

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The Beauty Aficionados Series

On the surface, the beauty industry seems overly glamorous and plastic and is often criticised as being superficial. At the roots, beauty is all about self-confidence. Beauty has little to do with how that red lipstick makes you look – it’s how that red lipstick makes you feel. I spoke to four industry professionals who shared with me their passion for beauty and making people feel their best.

Erin Norden, Owner of Clean Beauty Market

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With her calming and personable nature, it was no surprise when Erin told me she enjoys being able to connect with people at her store, Clean Beauty Market. “Even though it sounds a bit silly when you talk about products, it’s actually really powerful when you help people find things that improve their confidence. It makes people quite happy when they find products that they love,” she says.

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Erin’s must-haves: Josh Rosebrook Vital Balm, Kjaer Weis Lipgloss, Osea Cleansing Milk, Hynt Beauty Concealer.

Signature look: an even base, a hint of mascara and natural-looking brows.

 

 

 

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Flat Day? Do This Beauty Routine

Sometimes things just don’t go your way and you have a pretty crappy day. We’ve all been there. Whenever I’ve had had a shocking day, one of my favourite things to do is try to relax and give myself a pamper. Here are a few suggestions you can do to try and make yourself feel a bit better…

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  1. Take a warm shower: you want to wash yourself from head to toe to cleanse off the day. Use a deep cleansing shampoo, hair mask, exfoliate and use a hydrating body wash.
  2. Post-shower, pop on the kettle and a hydrating mask: drink some herbal tea while you relax with a sheet mask on for a few minutes.
  3. Apply the rest of your skincare then put on a snuggly robe: the fluffier the robe the better.
  4. Dry off your hair: if you are a hair wizard*, do some nice blow out. I don’t know about you but if my hair is on point I feel a lot better. *I unfortunately am not but the feeling of dry, clean hair is nice enough.
  5. Binge-watch Friends: Friends fixes everything. Don’t fight me on this.

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How I get Glossier products shipped to Australia + Recommendations

Every time I upload a photo featuring any Glossier products I get several messages asking how I got the products to Australia. So, I decided to dedicate a whole blog post explaining how I do it since Glossier currently don’t ship to Australia *cries*. I also have a few Glossier recommendations for you guys, so keep on scrolling.

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Products Totally Worth the $$

As a beauty devotee, I see the value in cosmetics. I adore everything about luxe products from their formulation and packaging to that thrill you get when you purchase them. I don’t mean to sound like a major product snob (drugstores sell great products!) but I just really enjoy the full experience of buying and using luxe products. Since nobody wants to waste their money, I have curated a little list of some products that are totally worth their price tag and are not just a hyped-up scam. In my humble opinion, these products are worth every cent…

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