Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Herbal Essences Bio:Renew Naked Clean White Strawberry & Sweet Mint Shampoo & Conditioner

Do you love divinely scented hair care products?

Do you love naked & clean hair care products? 

Do you prefer to use shampoos and conditioners that have 0% parabens, 0% colourants and 0% gluten? 

And also 0% silicones in the shampoo?

Do you love your hair to feel oh so soft & be free flowing?

If you answered 'yes' to the above questions then you will absolutely love the brand new Herbal Essences Bio:Renew Naked Clean White Strawberry & Sweet Mint ShampooHerbal Essences Bio:Renew Naked Clean White Strawberry & Sweet Mint Conditioner


Herbal Essences Bio:Renew Naked Clean
White Strawberry & Sweet Mint Shampoo & Conditioner

Don't mind Ellie, my pet bunny, she insisted on photo bombing me and hopping into this photo too! 

Getting back on topic, I was recently introduced to these two Herbal Essences products at the Priceline Beauty Prescription Live event that showcased all the new release products that will be appearing in Priceline during the first six months of 2018.

Herbal Essences Bio:Renew range is the brand's first ever antioxidant hair care range which harnesses the power of nature and revolutionary science.

Histidine, a natural purifier in the body, is the core building block of the Bio:Renew ingredient blend, which also contains sea kelp and aloe. This combination of ingredients helps remove the build up of free radicals and revives dull lifeless hair after every wash!  

Every day your hair is exposed to air pollution and water that has been contaminated with impurities. This product range protects your hair from these pollutants and leaves it softer and healthier too.




It was the scent of this product that first attracted me to it however! I absolutely loved the divine scent of these products that wafted out to greet me as soon as the brand rep opened the lids to these products! It was love at first whiff!

I then appreciated the benefits that this product could offer my hair.

As a result these were the first products from the event that I used!

And I'm so happy with the performance of these products! Not only are they divinely scented but they have cleaned my hair beautifully and left it wonderfully soft, smooth and flowy.

The fact that they contain no colourants, parabens and glutens is a huge plus.



Herbal Essences Bio:Renew Hair Care Products

There are seven shampoos and conditioners in the Herbal Essences Bio:Renew range, each with different specific benefits such as hydration, repair, volume and shine. Each product is free from colourants, paraben and gluten. 

The focus benefit of the Herbal Essences Bio:Renew Naked Clean White Strawberry & Sweet Mint Shampoo and conditioner is clean!

To check out the other shampoos and conditioners in the Herbal Essences Bio:Renew range click HERE

Have you used any Herbal Essences shampoos or conditioners in the past?

What benefit does your hair most need?

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Ingrid.

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*These Herbal Essences products were kindly gifted to me for editorial consideration. 
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Monday, 26 February 2018

Love, Light & Pampering with Mabel & Co.

I was recently gifted the Mabel & Co. Vibrant Kit consisting of the:
  • Ylang Ylang & Sandalwood Body Scrub
  • Himalayan Rock Bath Salt &
  • Coconut & Lime Candle.
Mabel means my beautiful one, and no better words represent this brand's vision and products! They deliver love, light and pampering to those who receive them and use them!

Mabel & Co. Vibrant Kit

Last night, after a loooong day at work where I had been moving everything out of my office, I felt tired and my muscles were aching from all the heavy lifting I had done, these products were my absolute saviour!

If ever there was an evening that I needed pampering and refreshing this was it!

I dimmed the lights and lit the Coconut & Lime natural soy wax candle and instantly I was transported to a tropical island, sipping cocktails with swaying palm trees and the sound of the waves lapping on the beach! 


Mabel & Co. Coconut & Lime Candle

I may have indulged in an actual cocktail too! Trust me I deserved it!

Mabel & Co. Coconut & Lime Candle

The intoxicating tropical notes of coconut and zesty lime are such a blissful refreshing favourite of mine!

I then ran the bath and added a cup of the Himalayan Rock Bath Salts to the warm water and luxuriated in a good long soak until I could feel my muscle aches and pains alleviating and felt myself drifting into a wonderful refreshed and relaxed state. 

Mabel & Co. Himalayan Rock Bath Salt

After my relaxing long soak it was time to use the Ylang Ylang & Sandalwood Body Scrub.

It was pure luxurious bliss!

It's such a sensual blend with the rich, deep scent of sandalwood paired with the floral aphrodisiac of ylang ylang.

Infused with natural oils it gently buffed away my dry skin, increased my circulation and skin suppleness, and gave me a beautiful natural glow.

Mabel & Co. Ylang Ylang & Sandalwood Body Scrub

After all this wonderful pampering I was ready for bed feeling beautifully rejuvenated and refreshed, and no longer feeling sore and tired!

If you are interested in discovering more products from the Mabel & Co. range you can click HERE to go to the Mabel & Co. website.

How do you ease aching muscles and how do you relax and pamper yourself?

Booktopia

xxx
Ingrid.

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*This Mabel & Co. Vibrant Kit was kindly gifted to me for editorial consideration. 
All opinions are my own. Full disclosure policy here.

Monday, 19 February 2018

L'Oreal Australia Beauty For All Goodie Bag

I was lucky enough to be invited to the L'Oreal Australia #BeautyForAll event last week.

It was an absolutely amazing event where 23 brands all under the L'Oreal Australia umbrella showcased their new products for 2018!

The event was located in the stunning Grounds of Alexandria. The event area was exquisitely decorated with the most glorious roses.

L'Oreal Australia #BeautyForAll Event

How amazingly divine is the above L'Oreal sign covered in fragrant roses!

My skirt matched the floral decor perfectly - lol!

There were so many beautiful and incredible new products on display with dozens of brand reps present to inform us all about them and to help us sample the products where possible! 

It's hard to know where to start sharing all the beauty news with you!

I felt like a kid in Disneyland!

I'm still processing it all in my mind, so I thought I'd share the contents of my goodie bag with you to begin with and ask you which brand/products you are most interested to hear about first as it will take me a while to trial and review everything!


L'Oreal Australia #BeautyForAll Event
Goodie Bag Contents

Hair Care Products


Matrix Biolage, Kerastase, Pureology, shu uemura, 
Redken & L'Oreal Professionnel Hair Care Products


Cosmetics Products



NYX Cosmetics, Giorgio Armani, shu uemura & Maybelline
Makeup Products


Skin Care Products - Masks



Garnier Face Masks


Skin Care Products


La Roche-Posay, Kiehl's, SkinCeuticals, Lancome
& L'Oreal Paris Skin Care Products


Fragrance Products


Yves Saint Laurent & Ralph Lauren Fragrances

So there you have all the contents of the L'Oreal Australia Beauty For All goodie bag. 

Please help me to prioritise which products to trial and review first by commenting below with your preference.

And before finalising this post I simply have to share one more photo of one of the amazing floral arrangements at the event! I'd love this rose decorated swing in my backyard!




  Which brands or specific products are you interested in finding out about first?

Edit: After reading your feedback about which product you wanted reviewed first I have now published a review of the L'Oreal Paris Sugar Scrubs. Click HERE to read it.

xx
Ingrid.

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*The above goodie bag contents were kindly gifted to me for editorial consideration. 
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Monday, 12 February 2018

Nutrimetics 50th Anniversary - Media Event

Nutrimetics are celebrating 50 years of beauty this year!

And I was lucky enough to be invited to their media event at The Star.

Nutrimetics is 50!

A lot of readers and friends ask me what goes on at media events so I thought I'd share with you a behind the scenes post of the Nutrimetics 50th Anniversary media event.

This media event started with time for mingling and taking photos at the photo wall. 


Having Fun At The Nutrimetics 50th Anniversary Photo Wall 
with Bernadette from Beauty Reign and Lily from Lily Not Louise 

Nutrimetics 50th Anniversary Photo Wall Props

Events always have the most delicious food exquisitely presented, and this Nutrimetics event was no exception. 

There were tasty antipasto and fruit platters and the special Nutrimetics 50th Anniversary mini chocolate caramel tarts tasted so rich and decadent! 


Nutrimetics 50th Anniversary Mini Chocolate Caramel Tarts

Also, how amazing does the gold leaf on top of these mini lemon meringue tarts look!

Let me tell you these tarts tasted every bit as good as they looked!


Nutrimetics 50th Anniversary Lemon Meringue Tarts 

We were then honoured to hear Nutrimetics founder and entrepreneur Mrs Imelda Roche speak about the beginnings of Nutrimetics.

What an absolutely amazing woman!


Mrs Imelda Roche

Mr and Mrs Bill Roche were the founders of Nutrimetics in Australia 50 years ago and right from the start their company was a trail blazer and different from other companies.

Nutrimetics aimed to create female empowerment. It provided women with an opportunity to contribute to the financial well-being of their families and start a business in the days where there were not too many job opportunities for women let alone business opportunities.

Nutrimetics was also the world leader in using effective natural ingredients prior to other companies following their lead.

The Nutrimetics founders discovered Apricot Kernel Oil, the secret of the ancient Hunza tribe in the Himalayas. In spite of extreme weather this tribe enjoyed wonderous health, longevity and remarkably youthful complexions. 

Thus Nutrimetics' first product, Nutri-Rich Oil, was born and became an overnight sensation.

The photo below is of the original Nutri-Rich Oil in it's original packaging. This wouldn't look out of place in stores today.


The Original Nutrimetics Nutri-Rich Oil & Packaging

Nutri-Rich Oil remains largely unchanged to this day.

I love the 50th Anniversary packaging of this oil.

Nutrimetics Nutri-Rich Oil in its 50th Anniversary Packaging

We were then introduced to Nutrimetics new and improved Micro-Dermabrasion Kit which was generously gifted to us in our goodie bags to trial at home, together with the Nutrimetics 50th Anniversary Nutri-Rich Oil. 

Nutrimetics 50 Years Of Beauty Media Event Goodie Bags

Here's a photo of the contents of the Nutrimetics 50th Anniversary Goodie Bags given out at the media event.


Nutrimtics 50th Anniversary Goodie Bag Contents

The event concluded with a group photo of all the media in attendance with Mr and Mrs Bill Roche and the spectacular Nutrimetics 50th Anniversary cake.


Nutrimetics 50th Anniversary Media Event

Yes this is actually a cake and not a giant jar of Nutrimetics!

Nutrimetics 50th Anniversary Cake

Nutrimetics 50th Anniversary Cake


Thank you so much to Nutrimetics for inviting me to your media event.


Happily Swinging at the Nutrimetics 50th Anniversary
Media Event with my Goodie Bag

If you are interested in Nutrimetics you may also want to read my article listing 50 Uses For Nutrimetics Nutri-Rich Oil. Click on the link to read.

Lily Not Louise has also shared her account of this media event. She has a beautiful photo of the founders Mr and Mrs Bill Roche in her post. Click on the link to read.

Do you have a favourite Nutrimetics product? Did your mum use Nutrimetics?


Edible Blooms Chocolate Bouquet
Numerous different styles & sizes are available.
Click HERE to buy.

xxx
Ingrid.

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*I was invited to attend this media event and I received the above described goodie bag. 
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Monday, 5 February 2018

Grampians Olive Co. Gourmet Gift Packs & Skincare

The Grampians Olive Co. is home to the historic Toscana Olive Plantation and is renowned for producing some of Australia's best and most exquisite organic olive oil. 

Grampians Olive Co. have a philosophy of quality over quantity and undertake every process from tree to bottle with great care.


Grampians Olive Co.
Photo Credit: Grampians Olive Co.

Their quality processes allow the olives to retain the antioxidants and fullness of flavour that sets their olive oil apart.

This is reflected in the multiple industry awards and accolades they win every year!


Grampians Olive Co.
Photo Credit: Grampians Olive Co. 

They also hand make luxurious and richly moisturising olive oil skincare products. 

An ideal gift for many of us for Valentine's Day would be a relaxing weekend away with our partner in the Grampians enjoying the majestic scenery and visiting the Grampian Olive Co.

However as this isn't possible for a lot of us, the next best gift for the beauty lover would be a gift pack of handmade olive oil skincare products, and for the sweetheart that loves to cook, a gift set of the taste of the Grampians Olive Co.

I was lucky enough to be gifted both a Grampians Olive Co. Skincare Pack and a Picnic Gift Set of Organic Olive Oils, Infused Olive Oils and Artisan Vinegars to review for you.


Grampians Olive Co. Skincare Pack

The Grampians Olive Co. Skincare Pack is handmade with love and includes:
  • Hand & Body Butter 200ml
  • Organic Olive Oil Soap - Unscented &
  • Organic Olive Oil Soap - Lavender.
Grampians Olive Co. Skincare Pack

When I opened the box my Grampians Olive Co. Skincare Pack arrived in the most delightful scent of lavender wafted out of the box instantly embracing me with it's calming aroma.

Lavender oil, in addition to its antioxidant and antibacterial properties, also has wonderful sedative and calming properties.

Using this soap in the bath or shower before bed time is so soothing, helping to reduce the anxieties and emotional stresses of the day and significantly improve your sleep quality!

Thanks to the inclusion of the organic olive oil this soap is also beautifully moisturising and non-drying.

I've loved using it every night since I received it!

Grampians Olive Co. Skincare Pack

The Grampians Olive Co. Hand & Body Butter is made with Grampians organic olive oil and organic shea butter. 

It is luxuriously thick yet absorbs quickly and easily into the skin. 

It leaves the skin feeling soft and moisturised.

According to Grampians Olive Co. this hand & body butter is ideal for people with dry and sensitive skin, psoriasis and/or eczema. 

The Grampians Olive Co. Skincare Pack is priced at $35 and is available for purchase from the Grampians Olive Co. website.

Grampians Olive Co. Picnic 100ml Gift Set

The Grampians Olive Co. Picnic 100ml Gift Set is made up of 6 x 100ml bottles of infused olive oils, organic olive oils and/or vinegars of your choice.

My 6 bottles included the Grampians Olive Co.:
  • Truffle Infused Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Lemon Pressed Agrumato Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Garlic Infused Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Shiraz Organic Vinegar
  • Golden Orange Caramelised Balsamic Finishing Vinegar &
  • Signature Organic Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Grampians Olive Co. Picnic Gift Set

This gift set is the perfect Valentine's gift for a food lover, cook or chef!

The saying "A way to a person's heart is through their stomach" is so true! 

Oh Grampians Olive Co. "Olive You"!

The flavours and aromas of these olive oils, infused oils and vinegars are absolutely exquisite!

Ranging from the earthy flavour of truffles, to the zesty taste of lemon to the rich flavour of shiraz.

These oils and vinegars have definitely elevated my home cooking up a couple of notches! 

The flavours of my pastas, salads, fish, meat, stirfries, bruschetta, well you may as well say EVERY DISH I COOK, is so much better with a drizzle of Grampians Olive Co. organic extra virgin olive oil, infused oil or vinegar! 

And it would be remiss of me to not let you know how amazing the Golden Orange Caramelised Balsalmic Vinegar tastes drizzled over strawberries and ice cream! 

Such a simple but sensational dessert!

Grampians Olive Co. Shiraz Organic Vinegar &
Garlic Infused Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil from the Picnic Set

The Grampians Olive Co. Picnic 100ml Gift Set is priced at $40 and is available for purchase from the Grampians Olive Co. website.

What would you add these Grampians Olive Co. ultra-premium organic extra virgin olive oils, infused oils & vinegars to?

Booktopia

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Ingrid.

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*The above photographed Grampian Olive Co. products were kindly gifted to me for editorial consideration. 
All opinions are my own. Full disclosure policy here.