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Monday, 19 February 2018

Welcome to 2018

Welcome to 2018 - Sweetaholic Beauty

2017 is finally over. Well, it's been over for just over a month now. I've been working overtime trying to catch up with myself, so my blog has been on the backburner for a little while. 

2017 was both one of the worst years of my life, and one of the best years of my life. To start with, my partner and I got engaged. We've been together for nine years, and we'd been talking about finally getting hitched anyway so it wasn't too much of a surprise. 


Unfortunately, as the year went on, my partner's health deteriorated very quickly. My intuition saved his life in October as he suffered a major neurological event that could have led to his death, and if I hadn't discovered him just as I did, he would have absolutely lost his life. He spent a lot of time in hospital after that, luckily recovering in almost every way. He lost the use of his legs, but over time has regained them to almost full strength. For those of you who have been following me for some time, you'll know that he's struggled with his health for the past few years. This year, we discovered a life-changing diagnosis. Although he will now live with two chronic illnesses that are both incurable, he at least has the right medication and we are more prepared. 


Due to this, we decided there was no time to wait. We applied to get married at the Treasury Building in Melbourne, and we finally tied the knot on December 16, 2017. I didn't want to have the cookie cutter wedding - I did things my own way. I had my closest friends and family by my side, and we went and had a delicious meal afterwards. That's all we needed. Married life is not really much different; aside from learning to call him my husband instead of my partner. 

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Now that 2017 is over, my husband and I have been enjoying life. It feels as though we have something fun on every single weekend, and we always have something to look forward to. This means less time for me to work on my blog, but more time to live my life. I've decided now that things have calmed down and are moving in the right direction, it's time to start blogging again. I'll most likely stick to one post a week, to ensure I still have plenty of time to have fun and relax. 


For those of you still reading, I thank you for sticking with me on my journey. I originally started Sweetaholic Beauty as a creative outlet for when I was suffering from depression. Life has changed so much since then, but my blog will always be here as a wonderful outlet to share my love of beauty. 

Here's to 2018 and all the wonderful things to come.
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Sunday, 10 December 2017

Elucent Skincare - Review*

Elucent Skincare - Review - Sweetaholic Beauty


Recently, I was offering the chance to try out some select products from the Elucent Skincare range. I have tried a few products from this brand before and had mixed feelings, so I thought I would give these babies another go.

The products I received were based on my own personal skincare concerns; pigmentation and uneven skin tone. I used these four products for the total month, so my skin has well and truly made up it's mind about each product.

Elucent Skincare - Review - Sweetaholic Beauty

I received the Anti-Aging Gentle Cleanser, the Whitening Day Moisturiser, the Whitening Spot Treatment and the Whitening Night Moisturiser

I have tried the Whitening Cleanser before, which was not my favourite product, so I was a bit hesitant about the Whitening range altogether as I was worried my skin may not like it too much. In saying that, I was excited to try as the Whitening range helps with brightening and evening out skin tone. 

Elucent Skincare - Review - Sweetaholic Beauty

Anti-Aging Gentle Cleanser

This was definitely my favourite of the products. My skin absolutely loved it. Because it includes a combination of AHAs and vitamin B3 and E, the product gently exfoliates and revitalises. I felt as though my skin was smoother than usual, and I could skip my usual exfoliation steps without too much worry. I felt as though after using this, my skin felt clean but still supple. 

Whitening Day Moisturiser
I have tried this one before but didn't try it long enough to see any results. This moisturiser also contains SPF 30 which is a very high SPF for a moisturiser - which I love. At first, my skin didn't exactly love it, but after a while, my skin started to work with it. My skin was feeling plump, hydrated and clear. 

Whitening Spot Corrector

I decided to use this one under my eyes, as I usually have dark circles. The corrector had a really nice consistency so it felt very luxe to apply. I didn't use it for the entire month, as I wanted my skin to get used to the other products first. I feel like prolonged use of this product would have better results, but so far I'm liking it. I feel like my eyes are brighter and my skin looks far less sallow. I will definitely be continuing with this product.

Whitening Night Moisturiser

I think my skin didn't like this one much, unfortunately. I kept with it, but it felt too heavy on my skin so I had to use far less than I usually would. I felt as though I needed to cleanse again in the morning due to the heaviness of the product. My skin didn't break out when using it, at least, but it wasn't my favourite night cream. I think this would work so well for those with dry skin. 

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Overall, I loved almost all of the products. I will be continuing on with the cleanser, and the spot corrector. I may use the day cream on and off along with other products, but I'll be passing the night cream along to someone I believe would love it. 

After using the products for a month, my skin is looking clearer and brighter. I would definitely love to try more from this range. Have you tried the Elucent range before? If so, what is your favourite?
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*Sponsored*

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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

My Current Autumn Fragrances

My Current Autumn Fragrances - Sweetaholic Beauty

Autumn has hit Melbourne again, so of course, it's the perfect time to start changing up your beauty routine. Mine usually starts with changing my fragrances. I love fruity and light scents, but sometimes when it comes to the colder weather, I like something a little heavier.

I thought I would show you three gorgeous fragrances I've started loving now that the weather has cooled down. 


My Current Autumn Fragrances - Sweetaholic Beauty

I usually rotate three fragrances at a time - a beautiful everyday scent, a night time scent and then an "I'm feeling a tad special today" scent.  
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Monday, 19 February 2018

Welcome to 2018

Welcome to 2018 - Sweetaholic Beauty

2017 is finally over. Well, it's been over for just over a month now. I've been working overtime trying to catch up with myself, so my blog has been on the backburner for a little while. 

2017 was both one of the worst years of my life, and one of the best years of my life. To start with, my partner and I got engaged. We've been together for nine years, and we'd been talking about finally getting hitched anyway so it wasn't too much of a surprise. 


Unfortunately, as the year went on, my partner's health deteriorated very quickly. My intuition saved his life in October as he suffered a major neurological event that could have led to his death, and if I hadn't discovered him just as I did, he would have absolutely lost his life. He spent a lot of time in hospital after that, luckily recovering in almost every way. He lost the use of his legs, but over time has regained them to almost full strength. For those of you who have been following me for some time, you'll know that he's struggled with his health for the past few years. This year, we discovered a life-changing diagnosis. Although he will now live with two chronic illnesses that are both incurable, he at least has the right medication and we are more prepared. 


Due to this, we decided there was no time to wait. We applied to get married at the Treasury Building in Melbourne, and we finally tied the knot on December 16, 2017. I didn't want to have the cookie cutter wedding - I did things my own way. I had my closest friends and family by my side, and we went and had a delicious meal afterwards. That's all we needed. Married life is not really much different; aside from learning to call him my husband instead of my partner. 

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Now that 2017 is over, my husband and I have been enjoying life. It feels as though we have something fun on every single weekend, and we always have something to look forward to. This means less time for me to work on my blog, but more time to live my life. I've decided now that things have calmed down and are moving in the right direction, it's time to start blogging again. I'll most likely stick to one post a week, to ensure I still have plenty of time to have fun and relax. 


For those of you still reading, I thank you for sticking with me on my journey. I originally started Sweetaholic Beauty as a creative outlet for when I was suffering from depression. Life has changed so much since then, but my blog will always be here as a wonderful outlet to share my love of beauty. 

Here's to 2018 and all the wonderful things to come.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Elucent Skincare - Review*

Elucent Skincare - Review - Sweetaholic Beauty


Recently, I was offering the chance to try out some select products from the Elucent Skincare range. I have tried a few products from this brand before and had mixed feelings, so I thought I would give these babies another go.

The products I received were based on my own personal skincare concerns; pigmentation and uneven skin tone. I used these four products for the total month, so my skin has well and truly made up it's mind about each product.

Elucent Skincare - Review - Sweetaholic Beauty

I received the Anti-Aging Gentle Cleanser, the Whitening Day Moisturiser, the Whitening Spot Treatment and the Whitening Night Moisturiser

I have tried the Whitening Cleanser before, which was not my favourite product, so I was a bit hesitant about the Whitening range altogether as I was worried my skin may not like it too much. In saying that, I was excited to try as the Whitening range helps with brightening and evening out skin tone. 

Elucent Skincare - Review - Sweetaholic Beauty

Anti-Aging Gentle Cleanser

This was definitely my favourite of the products. My skin absolutely loved it. Because it includes a combination of AHAs and vitamin B3 and E, the product gently exfoliates and revitalises. I felt as though my skin was smoother than usual, and I could skip my usual exfoliation steps without too much worry. I felt as though after using this, my skin felt clean but still supple. 

Whitening Day Moisturiser
I have tried this one before but didn't try it long enough to see any results. This moisturiser also contains SPF 30 which is a very high SPF for a moisturiser - which I love. At first, my skin didn't exactly love it, but after a while, my skin started to work with it. My skin was feeling plump, hydrated and clear. 

Whitening Spot Corrector

I decided to use this one under my eyes, as I usually have dark circles. The corrector had a really nice consistency so it felt very luxe to apply. I didn't use it for the entire month, as I wanted my skin to get used to the other products first. I feel like prolonged use of this product would have better results, but so far I'm liking it. I feel like my eyes are brighter and my skin looks far less sallow. I will definitely be continuing with this product.

Whitening Night Moisturiser

I think my skin didn't like this one much, unfortunately. I kept with it, but it felt too heavy on my skin so I had to use far less than I usually would. I felt as though I needed to cleanse again in the morning due to the heaviness of the product. My skin didn't break out when using it, at least, but it wasn't my favourite night cream. I think this would work so well for those with dry skin. 

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Overall, I loved almost all of the products. I will be continuing on with the cleanser, and the spot corrector. I may use the day cream on and off along with other products, but I'll be passing the night cream along to someone I believe would love it. 

After using the products for a month, my skin is looking clearer and brighter. I would definitely love to try more from this range. Have you tried the Elucent range before? If so, what is your favourite?
-- 

*Sponsored*

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

My Current Autumn Fragrances

My Current Autumn Fragrances - Sweetaholic Beauty

Autumn has hit Melbourne again, so of course, it's the perfect time to start changing up your beauty routine. Mine usually starts with changing my fragrances. I love fruity and light scents, but sometimes when it comes to the colder weather, I like something a little heavier.

I thought I would show you three gorgeous fragrances I've started loving now that the weather has cooled down. 


My Current Autumn Fragrances - Sweetaholic Beauty

I usually rotate three fragrances at a time - a beautiful everyday scent, a night time scent and then an "I'm feeling a tad special today" scent.  

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