Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Brand Focus- Natralus Australia*

Hey guys,
Today I am going to be reviewing a couple of products from the brand Natralus. Natralus is a wholly Australian owned and operated family business located in South Australia. Their products are created with natural and organic ingredients leaving no place for chemical ingredients.
After the success of the original Natralus Natural Paw Paw ointment and lip balms, they have now introduced Lip Butters made with organic papaya, free from petroleum jelly and enriched with Shea butter, Vitamin E and and natural flavours like Coconut and Strawberry.

These lip butters come in 4 flavours, Coconut, Strawberry, Honey & Vanilla and Cocoa Butter. I personally loved the Coconut and Honey & Vanilla flavour but they all performed the same way. The product itself is a bit thicker than normal lip balms and you only need a tiny bit. I have been using it at night time to give my lips a bit of extra moisture. Some lip balms I have tried dry my lips out after a while but with these I did not experience that, infact my husband uses them on a daily basis and loves them too.
If you are looking for an affordable, natural lip balm that provides long lasting moisture and nourishment I would highly recommend you to try these out.

Next up, Natralus have released a Moisturiser that is again made out of organic papaya and its called the Natralus Paw Paw 95% Pure Moisturiser. They say it is an all-natural moisturiser for the face and body that captures the benefits of organic paw paw while keeping the skin hydrated and soothed for hours. All these benefits without any petrochemicals, petrolatum, parabens, silicones, mineral oil, alcohol, fragrance or colour.

This moisturiser also contains the goodness of Aloe Vera and Vitamin E, both really good to keep the skin hydrated. I have been using this moisturiser everyday since I received it on my body and to be honest I absolutely love it. It is non sticky and absorbs straight into the skin. Because it is free from nasty chemicals I use it on my belly to relieve the itchiness caused by my skin stretching due to pregnancy. The lotion itself is very light and can be used on the face but I have personally not tried it.
If your in the market for a body lotion that is fast absorbing and hydrating you should give this a go.

Natralus products are available from leading pharmacies and independent supermarkets.
The lip butters retail for $5.75 and you get 10g of product and the moisturiser comes in three sizes 30g for $5.95, 75g for $9.95 and 200g for $15.95.

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Rimmel The Only 1 Lipstick review*

Hey guys, I have been lucky enough to trial the new Rimmel lipstick collection called The Only 1.
This range consists of 12 lipstick shades and 3 lip liner shades. The colors vary from wearable nudes to deep berry shades. 
I have 6 of the lipstick shades that I tried and tested; and I must say I am very impressed with the quality and wear of these lipsticks. 

First let's talk about the packaging, these lipsticks are housed in a sleek black case with a band that shows the color of the lipstick. 
All of the shades were very pigmented and true to the color in the tube. The formula is very smooth and creamy that glides on easily. 

Enriched with Vitamin E and Rosa Fruit oil they leave the lips feeling moisturized and do not dry them even after wearing away like most lipsticks do. They have a very obvious fruity scent which doesn't linger on the lips thankfully as it can be quite strong for some people. The formula reminds me of the YSL Rouge Volupte Lipsticks, creamy and pigmented. Once applied on the lips they literally feel like you have nothing on. The nuder shades don't leave a stain like the darker and brighter colors do but they stay on a for about 4-5 hours after which they fade evenly. I found that after a meal or a drink they made my lips a little tacky, I didn't mind that much as I reapplied and it was fine but some people may not like that feeling. The overall look is shiny but not completely glossy and wears down to a satin finish. 


The shades I have are Naughty Nude- a midtone pink nude, It's a keeper- a mauve pink, Listen Up- deep pink, Cheeky Coral- pink toned coral, Revolution Red- Warm red, Pink a Punch- vibrant pink. My favorite shades out of these 6 are Naughty Nude and Listen up. 

The Exaggerate lip liner is slowly becoming my favorite type of lip liner as it is retractable, smooth and stays on for hours. I have tried heaps of lip liners and some are very drying (*cough *MAC* cough*) but this one was easy to apply without pulling or drying my lips out. I am excited to try out other shades and hope Rimmel comes out with more shades in this formula.
The lipstick retails for $15.95 and liner for $12.95. Considering Rimmel goes on sale often you can grab these for cheaper and I highly recommend you do.
The Only 1 Lipsticks and Lipliners are available at all the places which stock Rimmel like Priceline Pharmacies, Chemist Warehouses, Target, BigW, Kmart and selected Woolworths and Coles.

Have you tried The Only 1 lipsticks? What do you think of them? Let me know in the comments below.