Monday, November 26, 2012

ALBUM REVIEW: Christina Aguilera Lotus

album review 

The most anticipated album of the year is finally here! Christina Aguilera is back! After the unfortunately failure of her previous album Bionic, due to low album sales which resulted in a cancelled tour. Christina proves that she is and will always be a fighter, rising up to deliver one of the best albums of her career, Lotus. 

Rise up Lotus rise this is the beginning.... 

To the sky I rise spread my wings and fly. 
I leave the past behind say goodbye to scared child inside.  
I sing for freedom and for love.  
I look at my relfection embrace the woman I have become. 
The unbreakable Lotus in me, I now set free. 

Mixing strong military style beats with classic Christina style empowerment ballads, this album gives the fans what we have been waiting for - the real Xtina! The lead single "Your Body" showcases Christina's flirtatious nature and sexy curves. 

My favourite tracks on the album include Lotus, Army of Me, Make the World Move, Sing for Me, Blank Page and Best of Me. There are so many truly amazing songs on this album proving Christina still has that legendary vocal ability that made her famous. Unlike Bionic there is only two tracks on the album that disappoint - Circles and Shut UpFans are expecting RCA to release the right singles from Lotus to help increase album sales. This will ensure that Christina can tour worldwide. 


VIDEO Christina Aguilera Lotus album review 

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

CURL REHAB: My Curly Hair Routine

After almost a year of straightening my hair, through daily struggles with my flat iron and blow dryer I've decided that enough is enough! As part of my 2013 Journey towards my Dream I'm embracing my natural curls by wearing my hair curly. 

My hair is very dry and damaged from the constant blow drying and flat ironing, so I'm putting myself into Curl Rehab. My mission to hydrate and revive my curl pattern! My hair type is 3A Curly Twirly and my hair texture has always been naturally very thick and curly with a strong "S" pattern. However lately after the damage of 10 months of wearing my hair straight I've lost my natural curl pattern - my hair has become dry, damaged and I have alot of split ends. So I looked for products that could help me restore my goldilocks style curls I was once known for. 

I recommend this website it's a great resource for curly/wavy hair:

In this video I share with you the products and techniques that I have been using for the last 2 weeks to help revive my hair back to curly! 

Products mentioned in this video:
  • Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil  {to nourish, hydrate and help with hair growth)
  • Organic Care Detangling Conditioning Spray {detangles and conditions}
  • Macadamia Natural Oil Detangling Comb {detangles hair and separates curls}
  • U Little Beauty Natural Shine Hair Serum {tames frizz}
  • Macadamia Natural Oil Nourishing Leave-In Cream {defines curls and adds moisture}
  • Macadamia Natural Oil Luxurious Oil Spray {adds shine to hair} 
  • Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque {deep conditions hair once a week}
* All the products above are cruelty free

CURL REHAB: My Curly Hair Routine 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

ALBUM REVIEW: Taylor Swift Red

album rewiew

Taylor Swift's recently released her 4th studio album simply titled "Red". I purchased the deluxe edition (which was only $2 extra) that includes a bonus disc with 6 extra tracks including 3 new songs! I am so glad I purchased the deluxe double CD because my favourite song from RED is The Moment I Knew which is only available on the bonus CD! 

My other favourites include the playful upbeat I Knew You Were Trouble, Everything Has Changed (a duet with Ed Sheeran) and the unique ballad Sad Beautiful Tragic. My least favourite songs are the 1st single We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together and Stay Stay Stay (the worst Taylor Swift song ever!) and The Last Time her collaboration with Snow Patrol. 

RED  {Hidden Messages from Taylor's Lyrics}
State Of Grace - I love you doesn’t count after goodbye
Red - Sag
Treacherous - Won’t stop till it’s over
I Knew You Were Trouble - When you saw me dancing
All Too Well - Maple Lattes
22 - Ashley Dianna Claire Selena
I Almost Do - Wrote this instead of calling
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together - When I stopped caring what you thought
Stay Stay Stay - Daydreaming about real love
The Last Time - L.A. on your break
Holy Ground - When you came to the show in S.D.
Sad Beautiful Tragic - While you were on a train
The Lucky One - Wouldn’t you like to know
Everything Has Changed - Hyiannis Port
Starlight - For Ethel
Begin Again - I wear heels now

VIDEO: Taylor Swift RED album review

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

FAVOURITES: October Favorite Products

October Favourites 

SUKIN Facial Moisturiser $9.95
  • Daily moisturiser provides fast absorbing, deeply penetrating hydration
  • Softens and smoothes skin
  • A lightweight cream which combines a delicate infusion aloe vera, rosehip, wheatgerm, jojoba and avocado oil
  • Promotes healthy skin renewal to help minimise the signs of ageing

125ml Australian made  | cruelty-free | organic | vegan

NATIO Fluid Make-Up $17.95
  • Natural finish makeup creates an instant matte coverage
  • Long lasting formula creates a satin smooth even coverage 

My Shade: Beige
50ml  cruelty-free | Australian made

SHE High Definition Mousse Foundation  $19.95
  • Oil-free medium to full coverage mousse foundation that covers imperfections
  • Provides a perfectly flawless finish
  • Innovative formulation contains photochromic pigments that adjust with all ambient lighting conditions to create a soft focus effect while special spherical powders help to fill in fine lines and pores. 
  • Complexion looks flawless and airbrushed even on close up
  • UVA/UVB SPF 15 offers extra benefit of sun protection 
30 ml  | not tested on animals | Australian company

My Shades: Soft Beige (light) and Medium Beige (medium)

Macadamia Natural Oil - Luxurious Oil Spray 
  • Ultra fine mist that instantly absorbs into hair, weightlessly infusing moisture, health, softness, protection, control and shine
  • A shine-enhancing blend of oils and silicones that rejuvenates and protects hair
  • Alcohol-free 
  • For styling and finishing mist into towel-dried hair 
  • For ultimate shine and protection mist onto hair after style is complete 

The InStyler  $119
  • 30 second rapid heat-up 
  • 1 1/4" (32mm) rotating barrel
  • 196C (degrees) ceramic heat
  • Auto safety shut-off 
  • Multiple heat settings (high, medium, low) 
  • Adds volume and shine
  • Straightens and curls  |  View my complete review of The InStyler here   

Essence XXXL Shine Lip Gloss  $3.99
  • Trendy and timeless - absolutely beautiful
  • Wonderfully shiny lip glosses in enchanting colours give your lips a gorgeous, pampered look and amazing shine. 
  • Glossy and light on your lips - simply irresistible! 
Colours: bubble babe, glamour to go. 

Made in Europe | cruelty-free 

Essence Lipliner  $1.99 
  • Clear contours and beautifully shaped lips
  • Smudge-proof and especially long-lasting lip liner. 
Colours: 07 Cute Pink, 01 Soft Rose, 11 In the Nude, Satin Mauve 

made in Germany | cruelty-free

Glo Minerals Camouflage Under-Eye Concealer   $54
  • Glo Minerals Under-Eye Concealer offers rich pigments to conceal and clinically advanced treatment ingredients to help improve dark circles and hyperpigmentation. 
  • Contains two colour tones, enabling you to customise the perfect colour match to your skin tone. 
  • Creamy formulation is designed for the sensitive under-eye area, allowing coverage without caking. 
  • Moisturizing formulation ideal for under eye area. 
  • Apply Concealer to under-eye area gently. 
  • Use regularly to help cover and improve the appearance of under eye circles. 
  • Also ideal for highlighting the eye area.

Made in USA |  cruelty-free |

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter
  • Buttery balm + shiny colour 
  • Buttery balm with beautiful shiny colour to give you baby soft, healthy glowing lips
  • 94% of women felt lips were softer, smoother, and instantly hydrated. 
  • Hydrating mango butter, shea and coconut butter formula boosts lip moisture by 156%
  • Pampering gel formula provides super charged hydration and glides on lips buttery smooth 
  • Sheer to medium colour with buttery shine
Colours: Raspberry Pie, Lollipop 075

VIDEO October Favourites 

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

MAKEUP TUTORIAL: Black Smokey Eyes

Black Smokey Eyes 
Makeup Tutorial
Too Faced Naked Eye Palette 

In this makeup tutorial I show you how to create a simple black smokey eyeshadow look. This is my most requested makeup tutorial everyone wants to know the secret to wearing perfect sexy black smokey eyes. With my easy technique you will be rockin' those sultry smokey black eyes in no time. Plus this makeup is perfect for date night or girls night out. 

Too Faced Naked Eye collection

Featured Products:
  • Too Faced Naked Eye collection
  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance
  • Too Faced Lipstick (Free Love)
  • Too Faced Pink Leopard Bronzer 
  • Glo Minerals Under Eye Concealer 
  • Natio Fluid Make-up (Beige)
  • Natio Liquid Eyeliner (black)
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil (black bean)
  • Benefit Brow Zings Brow Kit (Medium) 
  • Mirenesse Secret Weapon Mascara (black) 
  • Essence Lipliner Pencil (soft rose)
  • Essence XXXL Lip Gloss (bubble babe)
  • Face of Australia Loose Powder (translucent) 
  • Eco Tools Brushes 

VIDEO: Black Smokey Eyes Makeup Tutorial 

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

InStyler Review

The InStyler 
the rotating hot iron

Silver InStyler Review 
by Lauren Day 

InStyler Features: 
  • 30 second rapid heat-up 
  • 1 1/4" (32mm) rotating barrel
  • 196C (degrees) ceramic heat
  • Auto safety shut-off 
  • Multiple heat settings (high, medium, low) 

Benefits of using the InStyler: 
  • Adds volume and shine
  • Straightens and curls
  • Styles in half the time

Included with your InStyler:
  • 3-in-1 Styling Comb 
  • Heat Resistant Carry Bag
  • Thermal Shield Training Guard 
Also available in a smaller barrel version - 3/4" in pink or purple. Perfect for short hair or creating gorgeous tight curls. 

What I love about the InStyler is that it's very quick and easy to use. It adds volume and body to my hair and enables me to create different looks from straight to soft waves with flicks. The InStyler will not replace your straightening iron or blow dryer but it's a great styling tool for your beauty collection. 

VIDEO: InStyler Review First Impressions


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