Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Colourpop x Hello Kitty Hello Pretty Collection


Colourpop x Hello Kitty Hello Pretty Collection Review & Swatches - Sweetaholic Beauty

A little while ago, I made my first ever Colourpop Cosmetics order. Falling in love, I made another. And another. When they announced they were collaborating with world renown character Hello Kitty, I was beyond delighted. I'm a huge Hello Kitty fan so I knew I needed to grab at least one thing from the new collection. I ended up picking up a few bits and pieces, one of them being the Hello Pretty Collection.


Colourpop x Hello Kitty Hello Pretty Collection Review & Swatches - Sweetaholic Beauty

The Hello Pretty Collection came in a gorgeous Hello Kitty gift box that didn't feel tacky or cheap. The colour scheme they went with made the collection look more grown up and not embarrassing to own, without losing any of Hello Kitty's cute charm.
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Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Biore Baking Soda Skincare


Biore Baking Soda Skincare Review - Sweetaholic Beauty

A while ago, Biore released two new products - so of course, I had to grab them. The new products were part of a "baking soda" line, which I found very intriguing. I've been using them now for the past few months so I thought I would share my thoughts.

Biore Baking Soda Skincare Review - Sweetaholic Beauty

I got both of the new products, the Baking Soda Pore Cleanser and the Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub. At this stage, there are only the two products in the Baking Soda range.

I was a tad concerned when I saw these products used baking soda, however, as I had read a lot of interesting information about baking soda being a good exfoliant for the skin but also not being super healthy for the skin long-term. I believe that their baking soda products are pH balanced, though, which is good news as it's the high pH levels in baking soda that usually create problems. But, in saying that, I'm not great at the science side of stuff so I'll just share my honest opinions about the products.
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Monday, 19 December 2016

Five Face Mists To Try This Summer

Five Face Mists To Try This Summer - Sweetaholic Beauty

In the land down under, summer is well and truly here. We've had a few choice heat waves but the weather has been fantastic. However, it's only going to get hotter and for those of you who have to struggle through the heat without an air conditioner - such as myself - then you'll more than likely be relying on a fan and a face mist to save the day. I've put together a few of my favourite face mists to help get you through this Aussie summer.

Five Face Mists To Try This Summer - Sweetaholic Beauty

I'm a huge fan of a face mist if I'll be honest. For a long time, I considered it to be simply just water with no real benefit - plus a massive waste of money. But with age comes wisdom, and I soon discovered the many hidden benefits of facial mists. Well, most of them anyway. Some of them are just packaged expensive water. 

I've chosen five face mists - all of which double as toners - that I rely on either as part of my regular skincare routine or as a pick-me-up throughout the day. 
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Thursday, 8 December 2016

Priceline Your Summer Skincare Gift Bag

Priceline Your Summer Skincare Gift Bag - Sweetaholic Beauty

A few weeks ago, I popped into my now local Priceline store (I have moved houses so Priceline is now a five-minute walk from my house) and picked up the awesome gift with purchase deal, the Your Summer Skincare Gift Bag. This one is a bit different to their regular skincare, haircare and makeup bags and actually began just last year. You can read about last year's bag here.

Priceline Your Summer Skincare Gift Bag - Sweetaholic Beauty

This bag was jam packed with lots of skincare products. I was pleasantly surprised to see a lot of new products that weren't included in the bag last year. 
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Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Dupe Alert: Urban Decay vs. Maybelline - Setting Sprays

Dupe Alert: Urban Decay vs. Maybelline Setting Sprays - Sweetaholic Beauty

I've never really been a huge fan of makeup setting sprays - I had always been reluctant to spend big bucks on what I thought was just fancy water. Earlier this year, I splurged and purchased the Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray after hearing so many reviews. I was getting desperate as my makeup was usually melting off my face by the end of the day, and I knew there had to be some secret to it.


Long story short, I fell head over heels in love with the Urban Decay Makeup Setting Spray and begun to use it religiously. I experimented with others but all roads led back to Urban Decay.
 
Dupe Alert: Urban Decay vs. Maybelline Setting Sprays - Sweetaholic Beauty

I was perfectly happy with using Urban Decay but was a tad concerned about the amount of money I'd be spending on keeping my face in place. I really did want to find a dupe. Enter the Maybelline Master Fix Wear Boosting Setting Spray*.


This was gifted to me as part of the Maybelline Winter Releases earlier this year. I was excited to try it but honestly didn't expect miracles. But after using it for the last six months, I believe this is par with the Urban Decay Makeup Setting Spray. 
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Tuesday, 6 December 2016

New Garnier Skin Active Products*

New Garnier Skin Active Products - Sweetaholic Beauty

A little while ago, I was lucky enough to receive this gorgeous gift pack in the post from Garnier Skincare. I adore Garnier and have always used their products, so this was pretty exciting for me. The three products I received were part of the Garnier Skin Active range.




New Garnier Skin Active Products - Sweetaholic Beauty

The first product, and my absolute favourite, is the Garnier Skin Active Pure Active 3 in 1 Charcoal Anti-Blackhead Wash, Scrub and Mask. Phew, what a mouthful. Because it's loaded with charcoal goodness, it helps to draw out impurities. As my skin isn't so bad these days, I love using it as a mask once a week. As I'm washing it off, the scrubbing action takes effect and helps exfoliating my skin. Afterwards, I'm practically glowing.
 
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Monday, 5 December 2016

My Beauty Advent Calendars 2016

My Beauty Advent Calendars 2016 - Sweetaholic Beauty

Guys... I'm back! It's been about a month since I actually blogged. I think the stress of the new job, being sick and the looming idea of Christmas just stressed me out to the point where I lost all motivation to hop onto the computer. Thankfully, my work is becoming second nature now, I'm not sick anymore and I can actually enjoy the idea of Christmas coming up. I can't believe we're already in December - this year truly feelings like it's just swept by.

I decided since I didn't treat myself to any of the beauty advent calendars last year, I was going to get this all this year! Well, not all of them but some of them at least. I settled on three major ones for the entire month but also caved and grabbed a smaller "12 days of Christmas" one. 


My Beauty Advent Calendars 2016 - Sweetaholic Beauty

The advent calendars I grabbed are almost too cute to open. It's already the 5th of December and I still hadn't documented any of my new goodies on social media until today. Make sure you're following along on my Snapchat (sweetaholic01) to find out what's inside each day. 

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Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Colourpop x Hello Kitty Hello Pretty Collection


Colourpop x Hello Kitty Hello Pretty Collection Review & Swatches - Sweetaholic Beauty

A little while ago, I made my first ever Colourpop Cosmetics order. Falling in love, I made another. And another. When they announced they were collaborating with world renown character Hello Kitty, I was beyond delighted. I'm a huge Hello Kitty fan so I knew I needed to grab at least one thing from the new collection. I ended up picking up a few bits and pieces, one of them being the Hello Pretty Collection.


Colourpop x Hello Kitty Hello Pretty Collection Review & Swatches - Sweetaholic Beauty

The Hello Pretty Collection came in a gorgeous Hello Kitty gift box that didn't feel tacky or cheap. The colour scheme they went with made the collection look more grown up and not embarrassing to own, without losing any of Hello Kitty's cute charm.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Biore Baking Soda Skincare


Biore Baking Soda Skincare Review - Sweetaholic Beauty

A while ago, Biore released two new products - so of course, I had to grab them. The new products were part of a "baking soda" line, which I found very intriguing. I've been using them now for the past few months so I thought I would share my thoughts.

Biore Baking Soda Skincare Review - Sweetaholic Beauty

I got both of the new products, the Baking Soda Pore Cleanser and the Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub. At this stage, there are only the two products in the Baking Soda range.

I was a tad concerned when I saw these products used baking soda, however, as I had read a lot of interesting information about baking soda being a good exfoliant for the skin but also not being super healthy for the skin long-term. I believe that their baking soda products are pH balanced, though, which is good news as it's the high pH levels in baking soda that usually create problems. But, in saying that, I'm not great at the science side of stuff so I'll just share my honest opinions about the products.

Monday, 19 December 2016

Five Face Mists To Try This Summer

Five Face Mists To Try This Summer - Sweetaholic Beauty

In the land down under, summer is well and truly here. We've had a few choice heat waves but the weather has been fantastic. However, it's only going to get hotter and for those of you who have to struggle through the heat without an air conditioner - such as myself - then you'll more than likely be relying on a fan and a face mist to save the day. I've put together a few of my favourite face mists to help get you through this Aussie summer.

Five Face Mists To Try This Summer - Sweetaholic Beauty

I'm a huge fan of a face mist if I'll be honest. For a long time, I considered it to be simply just water with no real benefit - plus a massive waste of money. But with age comes wisdom, and I soon discovered the many hidden benefits of facial mists. Well, most of them anyway. Some of them are just packaged expensive water. 

I've chosen five face mists - all of which double as toners - that I rely on either as part of my regular skincare routine or as a pick-me-up throughout the day. 

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Priceline Your Summer Skincare Gift Bag

Priceline Your Summer Skincare Gift Bag - Sweetaholic Beauty

A few weeks ago, I popped into my now local Priceline store (I have moved houses so Priceline is now a five-minute walk from my house) and picked up the awesome gift with purchase deal, the Your Summer Skincare Gift Bag. This one is a bit different to their regular skincare, haircare and makeup bags and actually began just last year. You can read about last year's bag here.

Priceline Your Summer Skincare Gift Bag - Sweetaholic Beauty

This bag was jam packed with lots of skincare products. I was pleasantly surprised to see a lot of new products that weren't included in the bag last year. 

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Dupe Alert: Urban Decay vs. Maybelline - Setting Sprays

Dupe Alert: Urban Decay vs. Maybelline Setting Sprays - Sweetaholic Beauty

I've never really been a huge fan of makeup setting sprays - I had always been reluctant to spend big bucks on what I thought was just fancy water. Earlier this year, I splurged and purchased the Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray after hearing so many reviews. I was getting desperate as my makeup was usually melting off my face by the end of the day, and I knew there had to be some secret to it.


Long story short, I fell head over heels in love with the Urban Decay Makeup Setting Spray and begun to use it religiously. I experimented with others but all roads led back to Urban Decay.
 
Dupe Alert: Urban Decay vs. Maybelline Setting Sprays - Sweetaholic Beauty

I was perfectly happy with using Urban Decay but was a tad concerned about the amount of money I'd be spending on keeping my face in place. I really did want to find a dupe. Enter the Maybelline Master Fix Wear Boosting Setting Spray*.


This was gifted to me as part of the Maybelline Winter Releases earlier this year. I was excited to try it but honestly didn't expect miracles. But after using it for the last six months, I believe this is par with the Urban Decay Makeup Setting Spray. 

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

New Garnier Skin Active Products*

New Garnier Skin Active Products - Sweetaholic Beauty

A little while ago, I was lucky enough to receive this gorgeous gift pack in the post from Garnier Skincare. I adore Garnier and have always used their products, so this was pretty exciting for me. The three products I received were part of the Garnier Skin Active range.




New Garnier Skin Active Products - Sweetaholic Beauty

The first product, and my absolute favourite, is the Garnier Skin Active Pure Active 3 in 1 Charcoal Anti-Blackhead Wash, Scrub and Mask. Phew, what a mouthful. Because it's loaded with charcoal goodness, it helps to draw out impurities. As my skin isn't so bad these days, I love using it as a mask once a week. As I'm washing it off, the scrubbing action takes effect and helps exfoliating my skin. Afterwards, I'm practically glowing.
 

Monday, 5 December 2016

My Beauty Advent Calendars 2016

My Beauty Advent Calendars 2016 - Sweetaholic Beauty

Guys... I'm back! It's been about a month since I actually blogged. I think the stress of the new job, being sick and the looming idea of Christmas just stressed me out to the point where I lost all motivation to hop onto the computer. Thankfully, my work is becoming second nature now, I'm not sick anymore and I can actually enjoy the idea of Christmas coming up. I can't believe we're already in December - this year truly feelings like it's just swept by.

I decided since I didn't treat myself to any of the beauty advent calendars last year, I was going to get this all this year! Well, not all of them but some of them at least. I settled on three major ones for the entire month but also caved and grabbed a smaller "12 days of Christmas" one. 


My Beauty Advent Calendars 2016 - Sweetaholic Beauty

The advent calendars I grabbed are almost too cute to open. It's already the 5th of December and I still hadn't documented any of my new goodies on social media until today. Make sure you're following along on my Snapchat (sweetaholic01) to find out what's inside each day. 

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