Airwick Multicolour Black Edition Candle Review {sponsored}

Airwick Multicolour Black Edition Candle Review

Hey Beauty Babes!

This is my very first every sponsored post! No, I don’t get money for this, just a pretty sweet new candle. And I know it seems weird that I’m blogging about a candle, but hear me out, I wouldn’t be blogging about it if I didn’t like it (plus, it’s black, and you know how I like my black stuff).

So first, on to the facts. The candle I received is the crackling fire and cinnamon spice scented one. The other scented candles in the range are purple blackberry fig, and golden winter woods.

Discover a rich blend of cinnamon and nutmeg, finished with sensual amber and warm woods

As far as the scent goes, I had this burning for around half an hour, in a small-ish room, and it was kind of faint. Not that that is a bad thing of course. This is clearly not meant to be an over-powering scent, which is great. Nothing worse than only being able to burn a candle for a short amount of time because the scent is too strong. I think if you left it going for longer, the scent would build within the room.

Unlit candle

Unlit candle

The “multi-colour” aspect comes in with the candles colour changing ability. I have NO idea how this works, but it has something to do with the heat I’m presuming, as the colours change when the candle is lit. I managed to get photos of 4 discernable colours, although there is probably more as it shifts through the spectrum.

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greeny-blue

Blue

Blue

Purple

Purple

 

Orangey-red

Orangey-red

 

Overall, I do like this candle. It’s not necessarily something I would have purchased on my own, but now that I have it I will probably use it occasionally in the bedroom (not like that – dirty minded people).

The candle is available at most supermarkets, for around $12-ish dollars. It varies from store to store, which is why I refrained from list a price at the top.

Let me know in the comments section below if you enjoy reading me review things OTHER than the stock standard makeup stuff. I will happily review more “lifestyle” items if requested.

 

 

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My Skin Care Routine Blog Hop/ Lush review

My Skin Care Routine/ Lush Review

Hey Beauty Babes! This post is a bit of a two-fer. Not only am I participating in a blog-hop with these wonderful ladies on Facebook about our skincare routines, but this gives me a chance to show of my lush haul that I got ages ago and never ended up posting about! I have kept using all the products as part of my skin car routine, so pretty happy to post what I originally intended to.

Mask: BB Seaweed Fresh Face Mask, $16.95 75g

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Relaxing and reviving, mineral-rich mask to cleanse, soften and beautify all skins. This blend, inspired by the sea, contains fresh and nutritious seaweed and seaweed absolute. Cleansing kaolin, antiseptic honey, calming aloe vera and rose absolute make this a great mask for everyone. Apply to clean skin, avoiding the eye area. Leave for five to ten minutes, and then rinse with warm water. Keep chilled

This is the perfect start to a beauty routine, especially if you have been out of it for a while. I use this before I go for a shower, a couple of times a week, and I am loving it! Previously I had preferred using peel-off or clay masks, but I think my skin feels so much better after using this! It’s good for many different skin types, so a safe bet if you want to order it online because you can’t get into the store.

Cleanser: Angels on Bare Skin Cleanser $16.95 100g

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Angelic, medieval cleansing wash with rose and lavender. Angels on Bare Skin is the Lush version of an expensive medieval skincare recipe. Rare, precious essential oils were first brought to Europe by the crusaders who encountered Arabian medicine. The church immediately banned them because their ability to alter states of mind was considered the devil’s work! But the final result was Cosmetics 1, Church 0. Rose oil and lavender oil were discovered to do wonderful things for the skin, too. Almost a thousand years later, you’d be hard pressed to find a better all round cleanser and exfoliator than Angels.

I freaking LOVE this cleanser. I actually use this in the shower, as it is the most convenient time for me to cleanse my face. It has lasted me good couple of months, and the minute it runs out I am buying some more.

Just one tip I have learnt – Always double cleanse! Not just with this cleanser, but with all cleansers. Trust me, your skin feels amazing after you have double cleansed, and sometimes it takes two goes to really get rid of all that icky stuff on your face. On the second time around, I will usually use a cleanser that I am reviewing (so one that came out of my Lust Have It box), unless it really messes with my skin.

Toner: Breathe of Fresh Air, $9.95 100g

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Softening toner to soothe and revitalise the skin. Breath of Fresh Air is one of our seaside products, inspired by the Dorset beach coastline. You don’t have to live by the sea to appreciate it; all you have to do is get up in the morning! Sea water is full of mineral salts. Breath of Fresh Air makes your skin feel extra fresh and healthy because we add soothing aloe vera gel, rejuvenating rosemary and calming rose. Use it after cleansing, or refresh yourself at any time of day.

I will never be able to use any sort of harsh, chemical filled toner ever again. I use this twice during my routine – once after using the mask or cleanser (more about that later), and again to set my moisturiser (as suggested by the helpful guy at Lush).

Moisturiser: Imperialis Moisturiser $33.95 45g

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Imperialis is a finely crafted moisturiser for all kinds of skin. It’s made with lavender infusion to balance the skin’s sebum production. Lavender encourages dry skin to produce more natural oils and discourages oily skin from overdoing it. Imperialis has loads of helpful plant ingredients, like orange blossom water to tone your skin and St John’s wort to soothe irritations. It’s whipped up with a collection of butters and natural oils to make it not too heavy and not too light, bordering on perfect. If you’re not sure which moisturiser is for you, start here.

I tossed up between this one, and Vanishing Cream, and ultimately decided on this one. This one is great if you like that feeling of locked in moisture, almost like a film. The only downside is it doesn’t have SPF in it – which in the Australian summer is seriously needed! So I prefer to use my Sunsense moisterizer during the day, and let Imperialis do it’s magic at night. I will probably start using this full time in the winter (ha! winter! what is that!).

So that’s it beauty babes. If theres anything you think I may have missed in my review please comment below.

Also, please visit all these lovely ladies to see what they do for their skin: