Product Reviews


Happy Tuesday all! I hope you guys have started your week off happy and full of positivity! I thought I would start off this week focusing on a post educating you guys on something I love, something I am passionate about and something I actually get to incorporate in my amazing job, Skin care. Ive been a skincare specialist now for over 2 years and I cannot put into words just how passionate I am about looking after my skin, and helping others look after theres. Today, I thought i would share with you some of my favourite skin care products and why Ive chosen them by giving you an insight into the ingredients and what they do for your skin.

My morning and night routine consists of 14-15 steps, so I thought instead of sitting here and making this posts impossibly long for you all to read, I would pick out some of my current favourites within all my routine and let you in on why they are SO good for your skin!

Guys, I suggest if you haven’t got yourself a skin care routine, to slowly start to educate yourself on the importance of having a routine and using the right products to benefit your skin. Everyone is different and each individual requires their own range of products/range of products to enhance their skin. If you feel lost or need some help with this, please do not hesitate to ask, I’d be more then happy to help you!

So, lets get started, I’m excited to introduce to you guys some of my all time favourites, maybe they will become yours too!

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I absolutely adore this product. I use the micellar water to remove the base of my foundation base, eye makeup and lipstick. The product is super soft on my skin and makes the removal of the rest of my makeup SO easy!

BENEFITS: refreshing, soothing and calming on the skin, leaves a beautiful glowing complexion!

INGREDIENT INFORMATION: This product contains rose flower extract and cornflower extract which not only soothes the skin, but helps with congestion and redness!

WHEN TO USE:  Morning and Night – Morning: to cleanse skin of dirt/sweat from sleeping and to prep the skin for other skincare/makeup.  Night: to remove foundation, eyes and lip makeup before thoroughly cleansing the skin with other products.

WHERE TO PURCHASE: Mecca Maxima and Mecca Cosmetica (

PRICE: $29.00 (150ml)

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This is hands down one of my top 5 favourite cleansers. Not only does it remove any excess makeup but it is super creamy and lasts forever. A small 5 cent piece size is all you need to remove any dirt/excess makeup and leaves the skin feeling so soft!

BENEFITS: This product is a large size, meaning you will get many months use out of it when using it 2 times a day. It is super soft and creamy on the skin and just by using circular motions with your hands on your face, the formula removes any excess dirt/makeup on the skin and prep you for your next skin care steps!

INGREDIENT INFORMATION: This product contains French green clay and Moroccan Rhassoul clay – these products will work to cleanse deeply and remove the excess oils/sebum to unclog the pores.  These ingredients also purify the skin. This cleanser is filled with Vitamin C and black pepper – these two ingredients work to tighten pores, brighten the skin and help leave it looking fresh and plump. They are also an anti ageing property as they enhance the skins natural collagen production. You will notice when your using this cleanser your skin is left glowing and SO soft.

WHEN TO USE:  Morning and Night – Morning: to cleanse skin of dirt/sweat from sleeping and to prep the skin for other skincare/makeup.  Night: to remove foundation, thoroughly cleanse the skin and to prep for other skin care.

WHERE TO PURCHASE: Mecca Maxima and Mecca Cosmetica (

PRICE: $66.00 (125ml)


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This has been my go-to eye cream for a while now! Its one of the only eye creams that dont irritate my eyes and leaves my under eye area looking brighter and much more hydrated! It also works so well placed under concealer to help with creasing

BENEFITS: Super creamy formula, and lasts forever as only a small amount is needed. The cream is super hydrating and brightening which is exactly what you want after them sleepless nights from too much coffee!

INGREDIENT INFORMATION: This product is PACKED with vitamin C and mineral manganese, these ingredients help to reduce any under eye dark circles, puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles and leaves the area looking fresh and prepped for concealer/foundation.

WHEN TO USE:  Morning and Night – Morning: to help hydrate and moisturise the eye area after a night of sleep, to help brighten the area and prep for makeup.  Night: Used consistently at night to benefit from anti ageing properties, to reduce fine lines and dark circles.

WHERE TO PURCHASE: Mecca Maxima and Mecca Cosmetica (

PRICE: $55.00


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This mask has become my best friend this winter! Applying the clay-like formula to the skin, letting it dry for 15-20 minutes and removing with warm water, leaves your skin feeling soft and gentle and reveals a plump, glowy complexion!

BENEFITS: This mask is cooling, easy to apply and gives instant results. I use this mask 2-3 times a week to prep my skin for upcoming work shifts when I know ill be wearing a full face of makeup and want my skin to be in the best shape for the products.

INGREDIENT INFORMATION: This product contains so many ingredients that are super beneficial on the skin! The chamomile extract and Balsam Peru is a natural anti-inflammatory ingredient which benefits the skin by helping with redness, sensitivity, and easily irritated skin. The product also contains Kaolin clay and wheat starch to help absorb impurities in your pores. This product is suitable for all skin types!

WHEN TO USE: You can use the mask morning or night depending on your schedule/requirements. Morning: After cleansing and exfoliating to prep the skin for makeup or to help with dehydration and redness  Night: To hydrate, replenish and soothe the skin after a long day of wearing makeup and building up dirt/impurities in the skin.

WHERE TO PURCHASE: Unfortunately, this product is not stocked at mecca anymore, however can be purchased on

PRICE: $25.50 (56g)


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This sheet mask has been one of my go-to’s on the weekly and always leaves my skin feeling plump, hydrated and so super soft! I love that it is so easy to apply, SO cheap at only $3.00 a mask, and the excess product once you remove the mask off the skin can be used as moisturiser to further hydrate and plump!

BENEFITS: This easy to apply sheet mask is easy to take travelling and a great option to place in the bag for a go-to mask when you need that extra skin hydration boost.

INGREDIENT INFORMATION: This mask is full of collagen enriched properties which work to restore elasticity within your skin, boosting your collagen production and helping increase the skins firmness. The hyaluronic acid will help hydrate the skin as well as soothe the skin for a smoother, brighter complexion. These ingredients are also anti-ageing helping to decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

WHEN TO USE: You can use the mask morning or night depending on your schedule/requirements. Morning: After cleansing and exfoliating to prep the skin for makeup or to help with dehydration, leaves the skin glowy and hydrated Night: To hydrate, replenish and soothe the skin after a long day of wearing makeup and building up dirt/impurities in the skin.


PRICE: $3.00 per mask or a pack of 10 for $20.00


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This has been my absolute life saver over winter! My lips get SO dry and I’m definitely a lover of lipsticks, especially matte finishes – this lip scrub helps to prep my lips, remove the dry skin and leaves them hydrated, perfectly preps my lips for any lipstick I choose! I also suggest using the frank lip balm with this lipstick for further hydration!

BENEFITS: this coffee based scrub is the perfect size to place in your bag for a long day, is super easy to apply and smells so delicious! The scrub removes any dead skin while also hydrating and plumping the lips prepping them for any balms, glosses, lipsticks and liquid lipsticks!

INGREDIENT INFORMATION: Ground robusta coffee and coffee seed oil worked together to buff away dead skin and hydrate the lips. Super natural ingredients that all work together to leave the lips plump and prepped for any lipstick/gloss choice. Cold pressed macadamia oil and ethically sourced beeswax will leave your lips feeling smoother than ever.

WHEN TO USE:  Morning and Night – Morning:  Use on clean lips to prep them for your day ahead. Using the scrub will prep your lips for any balms and lipsticks and will leave your lips hydrated and flakey-lip free. Night: to remove any excess lipstick and to hydrate, replenish and soothe the lips after a long day of wearing lipsticks. Use the frank lip balm after for further hydration

WHERE TO PURCHASE: Mecca Maxima ( and Frank Body (

PRICE: $12.95


This night oil has been my go to oil this winter and is multi use! Sometimes I will use it on its own or sometimes mix into my moisturiser or even my foundation before a night out! Super hydrating, soothing and leaves my skin looking brighter and plumper!

BENEFITS: This night oil is soothing, filled with Vitamin C and E and helps to plump the skin, removing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This serum keeps my skin feeling soft through the drying winter months and always gives me a hydrated, glowy complexion.

INGREDIENT INFORMATION: This oil is full of beautiful natural plant oils such as clary sage, pomegranate and cranberry seed which works while you sleep to lift dead skin cells, as well as soothe and plump the skin. This product is high in salicylic acid and vitamin C an E.

WHEN TO USE:    NIGHT: I use this oil in different ways. I like to use it nightly after cleansing, exfoliating and after applying a mask. I use it before my moisturisers to give my skin the extra hydration boost it needs. If i’m heading out for the night, Ill place 2 drops into my foundation for a more dewy, brighter complexion.


PRICE: $62.00


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Now that we have gotten through the tongue twister name, I NEED you guys to know about this product! This elixir is SO versatile and is sometimes the only skincare product I need, I ALWAYS take this life saver travelling with me when I dont want to weigh my bags down with too many products!

BENEFITS: This elixir is suitable for ALL skin types and is infused with the immense antioxidant power of one-day fresh Greek saffron to universally correct all visible signs of ageing. The elixir can also be used in foundation for a 12 hour glowy complexion.

INGREDIENT INFORMATION: A fun fact, Korres do 5 years of research when creating each product to ensure they are the perfect formulas with the most beneficial properties for each skin type. This elixir contains Organic Greek Saffron Extract: Rich in crocin, a potent antioxidant found in Krocus flowers that enhances the action of other antioxidants.  This product also contains Beta-glucans, these work to strengthen the skins resistance to daily damage, helping to improve the skins appearance and aid in keeping the skin stay younger longer, while correcting all visible signs of ageing.

WHEN TO USE: Morning and Night – MORNING: I use this product after cleansing, toning, exfoliating and after the use of a mask. I use it on my face as well as neck and chest. NIGHT: after cleansing, toning, exfoliating and after the use of a mask to prep my skin before bed and to help with dehydration and fine lines.


PRICE: $98.00


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One of the lightest serums I have ever used! Ive been using this serum daily for just over a month and I have been blown away by the hydration boost and the moisture the serum gives to my skin! Not to mention the high list of natural based ingredients!

BENEFITS: This serum is anti ageing and will help reduce the appearance of fines and wrinkles. It also helps to restore the skins hydration and radiance.


INGREDIENT INFORMATION: This product contains powerful botanicals and anogeissus which are anti ageing properties. The ingredients will help the skin and create a firmer, smoother and more radiant complexion.

WHEN TO USE: Morning and Night – MORNING: I use this product after cleansing, toning, exfoliating and after the use of a mask/oil – I use it on my face as well as neck and chest. NIGHT: after cleansing, toning, exfoliating and after the use of a mask and facial oil to prep my skin before bed and to help with dehydration and fine lines.  I also use this product to help boost my collagen production.


PRICE: $85.00


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Have you guys heard of the peel off mask craze thats been going around? multiple videos of poor gals and guys in tears trying to pull off masks that are stuck to their face like glue, and ruining their skin? Well this mask does NOT do that and is so easy to remove off the skin. What I love is that there are 3 steps that help you soften the blackheads, easily remove them and prevent them from coming back!


STEP ONE: HEATING GEL THAT OPENS THE PORES – This gel used in circular motions on the skin will help open up the pores preparing them for the black mask. You can physically feel the mask warming up your skin too!

STEP TWO: PEEL OFF BLACKHEAD MASK: Easy to apply, easy to remove and you can physically see your blackheads be removed once you peel the mask off!

STEP THREE: CLOSING PORE COOLING SERUM: I love this product most, its soothing, cooling and prevents the pores from being clogged up!

INGREDIENT INFORMATION: This product contains charcoal, black garlic and milk proteins which work to remove blackheads without drying out the skin. The 3 steps will help remove excess oil, unclog the pores and dissolve dead skin cells leaving your t-zone area fresh, cleansed and excess oil free.

WHEN TO USE: Morning or Night  1 x a week – I suggest using it after cleansing, toning and exfoliating before continuing with other skin care.


PRICE: $26.00


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Guys! If you haven’t heard of this product you have not lived! This is another one of my favourite go-to life savers for both summer and winter. The spray is super hydrating and can be used for a daily hydration boost or to set the makeup leaving a dewy, glowing complexion!

BENEFITS: Super beautiful, refreshing spray that hydrated the skin, helps with tightness and soothes the skin instantly. Can be used after moisturisers and creams for an extra hydration boost, to set the makeup or through the hair for extra moisture.  Safe for all skin types, gentle, non-irritating.

INGREDIENT INFORMATION: Completely Vegan, the rose water will calm, soothe and hydrate the skin while the fragrant herbal extracts will hydrate your dry skin, boost your makeup looks and help your dry hair!

WHEN TO USE:  You can use this product literally all day, every day, I use it first thing in the morning, after applying all my creams/serums. I use it to set my makeup, through my hair after using other drying hair products. I also use it during the day to keep my complexion looking dewy and fresh, then again at night to give my skin that extra refreshing hydration boost!


PRICE: 118ml: $9.00  |  236ml: $17.00


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Im absolutely adoring this cream at the moment! i use this formula for its anti ageing properties, as its clinically proven to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

BENEFITS: this super buttery formula is not only anti ageing, but hydrating and brightening on the skin. The hydrating cream leaves the skin looking youthful, radiant and plump.

Concentrated Restorative Treatment is a powerful anti-aging cream that helps to resurface the skin’s texture whilst visibly smoothing lines and wrinkles. Formulated with DMAE and Vitamin C Ester, elasticity is improved to firm and tone the skin, while wrinkles and fine lines seem to disappear. As skin is resurfaced, discolouration and pigmentation appear brighter while pores appear smaller. This hydrating treatment leaves skin looking more radiant, even and youthful.

INGREDIENT INFORMATION: This product contains DMAE and Vitamin C Ester – these products help with the elasticity and plump the skin. The ingredients in this product will also help resurface the skin, help with discolouration and pigmentation. This product will brighten the skin and hydrate, also leaving the skin looking fresh and radiant.

WHEN TO USE:  i suggest using this product at night on the face, neck and decollete in gentle circular motions before bed.

WHERE TO PURCHASE: Mecca Maxima/Mecca Cosmetica (

PRICE: $168.00


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Guys, this product is definitely a traveling essential as you can multi use it! This mask is used at night but is one you keep on while you sleep. Its basically a bottle of water for your skin and leaves it feeling soft, hydrated and super replenished!

BENEFITS: This mask is all about replenishing hydration. By using it your skin will restore moisture, leaving it plump and glowy! It is the perfect product to take traveling for the extra hydration boost!

INGREDIENT INFORMATION: This product contains apricot kernel oil, avocado  and Japanese seaweed which all work together as a team to replenish, hydrate and nourish the skin. They also work to minimise the signs of ageing, preparing the skin for the next day!

WHEN TO USE: I suggest using this product at least twice a week. right before bed, leaving the mask on to let the skin soak up the product. You will wake with soft, plump, radiant and replenished skin!


PRICE: $37.00 (100ml)


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Just a few of my current favourite skin care products that Im using and loving! Like I said earlier, skincare and knowledge on your skin is SO important and i hope you guys learnt something about some of these products and what the ingredients can do! Please do not hesitate on reaching out to me if you would like any further help with your skin or would like to know anything else about the products I use, I love talking about skin and love getting my brain picked when it comes to skincare so ask away!

I hope you all have an absolutely beautiful week filled with positivity and good vibes!

Until next time,



Hi Beautiful People! Hope the start of your week has been incredible! Today I’m doing a review on my June Bella Box, Yes I know its July but the box for June has only just recently been delivered to my house due to a mishap with my first box which I will explain, so I’m finally doing the review for My June Box!

So, some of you may think I’m crazy and be wondering what the hell a ‘Bella Box’ is. I was the same when I first heard about it. A Bella Box is a small box of beauty products that is mailed to you each month to try for less than $15.00 a month. The boxes are sent out every month to subscribers for you to test, review and then you can even purchase the full size products from the website. I know that in different countries, there are different types of company’s who do these types of subscriptions, but In Australia, Bella Box supplies the products/service. So about a month ago I decided to subscribe to Bella Box, for obvious reasons, I love to try new products and review them, plus I work in the Beauty industry and its my profession so I definitely wanted to keep up with what is hot and what isn’t currently. I paid for my first June Box direct debit from my account and received it after about 1.5 weeks after ordering. I was so excited and I opened the box straight away, but as soon as I opened the box I was very disappointed, their shower gel product had cracked through all of the products, and they were all ruined! I had nothing out of all the products that I could salvage, they all had the shower gel soaked through them and I had to throw the whole thing out. The good news was, I emailed Bella Box and they sent me a new box out free of charge because I sent them photo proof of my damaged products. They were very prompt and quick with their service, I’ll give them that! So, I received my new box last Friday and immediately opened it up because I wanted to check to make sure everything was intact and not broken ha-ha! Thank god, it wasn’t.

I was very pleased with the products in the box, they may be small but they do give you the right amount of product to be able to test things and see if you do like them enough to buy a full size. The sign up process was very easy as well. They keep you up to date via email as to where your box is when its being delivered so you know exactly when you are going to receive it. Their website is the steps will take you through exactly how to sign up and how to custom your box and order. Okay, let’s move away from the boring stuff and move onto what I received in my June Bella Box and what I thought of these products!



Burt’s Bees Beeswax lip balm tube:

RRP: $6.95 also available at

I adore this lip balm! So the one I got in my Bella Box has Vitamin E and peppermint in it, and if you know me you know I love peppermint! Peppermint chocolate, Peppermint Tea, Peppermint candles, Anything! I adore peppermint so I love putting this balm on my lips! Its incredible! The balm is also loaded with coconut and sunflower oils and essential fatty acids and its perfect to keep your lips hydrated and soft. Its obviously very compact too so it fits in your bag or makeup bag so easily and it bright yellow, so its not hard to find when you need it!


– Compact

– Easy to find

– 100% Natural

– Very beneficial, I noticed a difference in the health of my lips within 3 days of using this.

– Long lasting


  • I believe paying almost $7 for a small stick is a bit steep.
  • The Peppermint can be a bit overpowering, if you aren’t use to it, it will feel like your lips are burning a little.


I would recommend this product to others for sure, Yes I don’t agree with the price, but it is such a popular product and you do get what you pay for, Burt’s Bees is 100% natural and you can tell that it does exactly what is says it does. My lips felt amazing after just 3 days of using this product. Its long lasting too so you aren’t using tubes and tubes of it all the time. Burt’s Bees balm also comes in different flavors so done worry if you aren’t a peppermint lover like myself. If you are looking at hydrating your lips and bringing back the softness, then this product is definitely for you!


Universal Beauty Cosmetics Siren Tint Stick:

RRP: $19.99 Available at

I’m half and half with this tint stick. On one side, I think it’s a great idea and an awesome way to tint your lips, however on the other side; I feel like the colour option provided is way too bright and fake for the colour to ever look somehow natural or correct. The first time I tried this product, I tried it wearing no makeup, and I looked ridiculous, it obviously just didn’t suit, The second time I tried it was when I was just about to go out with my friends and my makeup was done, and it did look a lot better that time. I personally, don’t use this product too much, But for others who love a tint and pop of colour on their lips that’s lasting for a night out, then this is a product you should definitely try.


-Compact stick

-Easy to apply


-Does exactly what it says it’s going to do.


-Price. I personally wouldn’t spend $20.00 on this product.

– The colour of the lip tint isn’t personally my first choice, I toned down colour would be a lot better and definitely more natural

-The smell and taste of it when you either accidently lick your lips or smell the stick. Others may love this smell, but I personally didn’t.


I would suggest this product to a MUA or a Beauty blogger. Someone who is always buying the latest products or someone always experimenting with makeup and loves stand out lips. I would not suggest this product to someone who wears make-up just on the weekends, or has a set way they love their make-up to look or who is not confident in making their lips bolder and more noticeable. I personally won’t buy this product again, unless I can see a colour that I would like as a base.


Original Source Skin Quench Watermelon and Jojoba Oil.

RRP: $4.99 Available at Coles, Woolworths or Chemist Warehouse.

Okay so when I started this post I wrote about an issue with my first bellabox and needing to get a second one delivered due to a complication, My issue was that my box was not secured properly and this product had snapped and all of its contents had ruined all my products in the box. The team at Bella Box obviously replaced my box thank god, but I could not get the watermelon smell off my floor and kitchen bench for days, It was so funny, Well-Not funny then but funny now. Moving on. I do love this product though, I’ve used it in the shower the last few times, and it smells amazing. Its really soft on the skin as well and when using a sponge or luffa the soap really builds up making it so easy to clean your body. The product is also really moisturizing and leaves my skin feeling nourished right before I place my moisturizer on. The product has Jojoba oil in it and it definitely helps nourish your skin throughout winter which is always dehydrating for my skin.


-Super, Super affordable! $4.99 for a 250ml bottle.

-Lasting. A small amount will clean your entire body

-Smell. The smell of this product is amazing, and It does come in different flavours.

-Super Nourishing on the skin and so easy to use and apply.


The container is a cheap plastic and can break very easily (trust me I know) Ha-ha! Just be careful when using it in the shower, you don’t want to drop the Soap. Ha-ha, Get it? Okay ill stop now.


I would definitely recommend this product. The price is incredible, crazy cheap. The branch offers such a variety of different smells to suit your liking and is super lasting. I love this product and how easy it is to use. It does exactly what the bottle says it does and nourishes and hydrates the skin perfectly, and you smell amazing after using it too! Highly recommend to all!


Romy Nouveau Moisturising Body Balm.

RRP: 300ml $38.00. Available at

This Body Balm is used to nourish and hydrate your skin, To test it, I started to use it on my legs after applying the above shower wash. So once I dried off, I would apply this balm to my legs, and I must say It is such a great product! The Product combines eucalyptus and lemon grass as well as super moisturising ingredients to keep your skin hydrated, moisturised and soft. The bottle they give you makes it easy to apple aswell.


-Easy to apply

-Natural ingredients

– Not much product is needed to hydrate the skin

– Smells amazing


-Price.  All though I love the product, I personally don’t agree with it costing $38.00.

– Website. As stated on the card Bella box gives you with product information, there are similar products available online. It is very hard to find this exact product on their website.


Model CO Double Sided Facial Wipes:

RRP: $7.99 For 25 Wipes. Available at Priceline and

These wipes are to remove makeup, exfoliate and cleanse. I felt like for the price of 25 wipes, they should have been a lot better unfortunately. I don’t think the wipes are moist enough, which causes the makeup to not come off as easy. I found that with one wipe, not much makeup was coming off my face, I was actually pretty disappointed with them. One side it used to exfoliate and the other to cleanse, however you can use both sides of many different wipes to do so. I personally believe that the $2.00 facial wipes you can get from Target (Target brand) that come in exfoliation form, sensitive form, combination form, and are only $2. They work a wonder, so I would definitely suggest them over these.


-Smell Nice

-Soft on skin.



-Not as effective as they lead on.

-Don’t take all your makeup off as easy as they lead on.

-Do exactly what cheaper brands do.

So these are the products received in my June Bella Box, Im currently awaiting my July box! I hope this little review was helpful for you all and you took some great information away from this. I hope I save you guys some money on products that aren’t worth buying aswell guys! If you have any questions, feel free to tweet me @teganaudrey.

Until Next time

Tegan Audrey