Mother’s Day with Weleda

Mother’s Day is coming up this weekend, and if you’re looking for some lovely products to help your mum feel pampered this Mother’s Day, Weleda’s Evening Primrose range might just fit the bill. Weleda offered me the opportunity to have my mum to try out a couple of products from the range, and when I asked mum if she would be interested she jumped at the chance to try something new. I did a little Q&A with mum to see what she thought, and here it is –

Q1: Have you ever used Weleda products before? What do you know about the Weleda brand? No I don’t think I have used this brand before. I don’t know much about the brand other than it uses natural ingredients.

Q2: What do you look for in an eye cream? What did you think of the Weleda Evening Primrose Age Revitalising Eye and Lip Cream, did it suit your needs? In an eye cream I look for a creamy hydrating and soothing product. I thought that the cream itself was a little runny and I was not a huge fan of the smell. Especially when you apply it to your top lip it was a bit smelly. It was a strong medicinal smell. The cream itself seemed to work well but I would prefer a thicker texture and a different scent.

Q3: What do you look for in a body lotion? Did the Weleda Evening Primrose Age Revitalising Body Lotion live up to these requirements? In a body lotion I like an easily absorbed cream. This was great as it dispensed well and was easily absorbed. Did wonders for my dry and wrinkled skin. Only downside was the perfume. It was not particularly appealing.

Q4: What three things did you like best about the Weleda Evening Primrose products that you tried? Of the two products I tried I preferred the body lotion to the eye cream. I liked the way it dispensed the cream, great for travelling as well. I liked that it made a difference to my skin and my skin condition did improve using this product. I was not a big fan of the eye cream. It was runny and difficult to control how much came out of the tube. And the scent was very strong as well.

Q5: What else would you like for Mother’s Day? Is this a generic question or a genuine query? Lol.

The Weleda Evening Primrose Age Revitalising Eye and Lip Creme ($43.95) and Age Revitalising Body Lotion ($25.95) are both available for purchase from Weleda online. I’d love to know what you’re getting mum for mother’s day this year! Let me know in the comments below.

Product Review: Weleda Iris Hydrating Facial Care Pack

My skin has been moody lately, and I’m blaming it on the change of weather. I’ve had dry patches popping up on my forehead but the skin on my cheeks and nose seems to be staying as oily as always. My skin needed some heavy duty moisturizing, and I found it in the form of the Weleda Iris Hydrating Range. I’m a huge fan of the almond range from Weleda, so I was excited to try these products out. I expected the scent to be a heavy floral, but both the day and night cream have a light citrus-floral fragrance that I quite like. Now, despite my face being quite dehydrated, the day lotion is too much for me to wear during the daytime due to the jojoba oil content. Having said that, I feel like this lotion would be a Godsend for the truly dry skinned girls out there. I’ve been wearing both the day and night cream in the evening, and I love the luxurious feeling of applying the night cream after my Clarisonic. Both of the creams contain nourishing oils (day: jojoba, night: almond), with the night cream containing shea and cocoa butter for additional softness. If you’re in the market for a heady duty hydrating cream, either one or both of these are definitely worth checking out. The Weleda Iris Hydrating Facial Care Pack retails for $49.90 AUD (currently $37.40 as the duo pack is 25% off until the end of march), and is available for purchase from Weleda online (please note: this product was sent for consideration for review). Additionally, in March/April you can save 25% when you purchase the One-Step Cleanser & Toner, and in April/May you can purchase the Wild Rose Smoothing Day Cream and receive the Wild Rose Smoothing Night Cream free.

Beauty News / Weekly Roundup

> Good news for fans of Lanolips, with their amazing Lemonaide Lip Aid being announced as part of the brands’ permanent range.

> Nivea announced the release of their new ‘Invisible For Black & White Deoderant’, which they are calling the first deodorant to prevent unsightly yellow stains on white clothes and ugly white deodorant marks on dark clothes. Sounds impressive! It is available in two feminine scents and one masculine scent in roll on and aerosol. Prices range from $3.79 – $6.29 AUD and the product will be available in supermarkets and selected pharmacies from August 2011.

> Clinique announced the release of their Anti-Fatigue Cooling Eye Gel for men. It’s a hydrating pick-me-up in a tube, retails for $52 AUD and will be available for purchase as of August 7, 2011.

> Estée Lauder released images from their upcoming Modern Mercury collection (Tom Pecheux, Estée Lauder’s Creative Makeup Director), which looks to die for gorgeous and a perfect way to round off Winter. Molten metallic eyes become the focus with daring eye shadow duos to define and illuminate the eyes on a soft shimmering canvas and are complemented by edgy matte lips of rich crimson reds, brazen beiges and fierce fuchsias. A twisted shade of green on the nails completes the seductive look. The ‘Pure Color Modern Mercury Collection’ is limited edition and will be available from August 7, 2011. You can view images of the collection here: 01, 02, 03 & 04.

> Beauty brand Jane Iredale have a new collection out, the Naturally Confident colour range. The collection includes the new Complete In Touch Highlighter, EyeSteppes & three new Lip Fixation shades. The new collection will be available in September, but in the mean time you can sneek a peek at the new products here.

> ghd have announced the release of their Pink Orchid limited edition set, to help raise funds for breast cancer awareness. This year’s limited edition features the new ghd Gold Series Classic styler with a pink twist – a vibrant shade of hot orchid pink styling plates and a beautiful pink and black lace styler bag to match. The set also contains the following styling accessories: protective plate guard, ghd Pink Orchid styler clutch bag, step by step hair guide and two ghd sectioning clips. The new ghd Pink Orchid limited edition set is available from approved ghd salons from 25 July 2011. It retails for $289 AUD, with $20 from each sale donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation Australia.

> Weleda is turning 90(!) and to celebrate they are releasing a set of six unique Weleda body oils. Each oil is 10ml, and included in the Well-Being pack is: Arnica Massage Oil (strengthens and warms tired, aching muscles), Birch Cellulite Oil (purifies and detoxifies, ideal to tone and firm cellulite problem skin), Citrus Body Oil (invigorates, stimulates and refreshes your skin), Pomegranate Body Oil (stimulates cell renewal and restores a youthful radiance), Sea Buckthorn Body Oil (restorative intensive care for tired, dry skin) and Wild Rose Body Oil (a luxurious and pampering treat for your skin). The set retails for $29.90 AUD and will be available in selected pharmacies and health food stores while stocks last.

> For a limited time, Dermalogica stockists are offering an amazing deal where you spend $100 or more on Dermalogica, and receive a voucher for $30 towards your next purchase. The vouchers are available at 700 stockists throughout Australia, and are valid until 31 March 2012.