Product Review: Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

People often ask me what would be the number one Dermalogica product that I would recommend they use, and my answer is always the Daily Microfoliant. Not only because it is suitable for all skin types (except for those using medically prescribed skin care), but because it’s one of the best skin care products I’ve ever used. I’ve heard so many people raving on about this product, and I agree with all of the positive reviews. The Daily Microfoliant is one of my skin saviour products, and I can’t live without a bottle of it in my beauty cupboard. The microfoliant is a rice based enzyme powder, and to use you simply tip a little bit of the dry product on to damp hands, massage onto your face and rinse. It leaves my skin looking clear and bright, and it’s one of the most gentle facial exfoliants I’ve ever come across. You can purchase the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant online for $75.15 AUD (currently on sale) at Adore Beauty.

Work Style Monday – Spotlight On: Modcloth

In today’s ‘spotlight on’, I have selected 10 work-friendly pieces from the amazing online store Modcloth. I often eye the goods over at Modcloth, but from what I’ve discovered recently if you are planning to order it might be a good idea to convince a friend to shop with you and split the shipping fees because the cost of postage to Australia is unusually high. Having said that I am yet to find another online store that carries so many pieces that suit my personal aesthetic. I think regardless of style, the work wardrobe options at Modcloth are endless.

Current Skincare Routine

I’ve been rather pleased with the state of my skin lately, and I’m not sure if I can owe that to the fact I’ve been eating clean for the most part (more on that later), or due to the fact I’ve taken it back to basics with my skincare routine. All of the products pictured above are what I would classify as ‘holy grail’ skincare items, and they are the ones I reach for when my skin is playing up. They are; Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel, Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant, Kora Balancing Rose Mist, Ole Henriksen Blemish Attack Roll On, Ultraceuticals Even Skintone Serum, Kosmea Organic Rose Hip Oil and Dermalogica Active Moist. I tend to use the Ultraceuticals and Kosmea products once or twice a week, and at night only. Everything else I use pretty much daily. Of course the Ole Henriksen blemish attack is only used when needed. What skincare products have you been using lately? Do you use any of the products pictured above?

Product Review: Lancome Hypnose Mascara in Noir

Finding the holy grail of mascara can be a long and arduous process. I went through countless brands and many different mascaras before finally finding mine; the Lancome Hypnose Mascara in the shade ‘Noir’. This mascara is something of a miracle product, and I’ve rarely reached for another mascara (except for the YSL faux cils as a backup/alternative) since discovering it’s magic. (I apologise in advance for the crappiest quality pictures in the history of swatch taking, my iPhone is not having a good week)

This mascara ticks all the boxes. It doesn’t flake or leave those gross gritty bits under my eyes throughout the day, it gives full & thick lashes without clumping or looking too ridiculous and it lengthens my lashes to the extreme. I find that the mascara works best after the first week or so of starting to use it, prior to that it doesn’t seem to thicken my lashes as much. Which isn’t ideal, but because it performs so well in all other areas I don’t mind that much. I do have naturally long lashes, so I’m not sure how well this would perform on someone with shorter lashes than I; but if you do have short lashes and have used this mascara in the past I would love to hear what kind of results you had. The Lancome Hypnose Mascara in Noir can be purchased online for $29.50 AUD from Strawberrynet.

Books!

It’s that time again! As always any future book recommendations will be taken on board and automatically added to my Book Depository wishlist, so let me know if you can think of anything I might like. Also, if you’d like to keep track of what I’ve been reading lately you can do so on the handy ‘Book List 2011‘ reference page. What are you reading right now? Would I like it? Does it contain zombies?