Sunday, 27 October 2013

Recreate Yourself: ry.com.au*

Recreate Yourself is an Australian based online beauty & haircare store offering products from a wide range of brands - Clarins, Benefit, Redken, and GHD just to name a few. It is always nice to discover Australian retailers because I hate waiting two weeks for deliveries. I was very excited when I was given the opportunity to try out their service as I was actually contemplating whether to spend or not! So here's a little bite more about the company :)

RY is based in Queensland and they actually have a salon in Burleigh Heads, if anyone is interested. They offer free shipping on all purchases over $99 (or flat rate of $6.95 for orders below $99) as well as two free samples with every order. RY does offer international shipping as well as in-store pickup if you're from Queensland. If you are unhappy with your purchase you have the option to return your product within 120 days :)

If you ever find a product at a cheaper price on a competitor's website they will price match it (see Terms and Conditions). There is also a Loyalty Program where for every $1 you spend you will receive 2 points and 200 points can be redeemed for $1. Essentially for every $100 you spend you can redeem $1 later, which isn't all that rewarding in my opinion.



So what about my order?

Friday, 25 October 2013

My first Wantable Makeup Box: October!

I have been bitten by the Wantable bug and joined the bandwagon. For those who haven't heard of Wantable before, they offer personalised beauty and fashion boxes for $36 per month or a one time box for $40 plus shipping where you will receive 4-5 full sized products! By completing a survey, you will be able to choose which products you want and don't want to receive which ensures you will hopefully love every product you receive. You also have the option to skip a box for a particular month if you don't want to receive a box.

As the company is based in America, shipping to Australia costs an extra $9. Unfortunately they currently only ship to the US, Canada and Australia. There are currently three boxes available to choose from: makeup box, accessories box, and intimates box.


Despite it being a bit more pricey, I honestly think you will receive your money's worth. I am so excited to share with everyone what I received because I haven't been this satisfied with a box in ages. Shipping does take a while but it is worth it in the end!

Thursday, 24 October 2013

October Lust Have It - Spring Race Carnival Edition

The arrival of the October LHI Women's box took me by surprise since my annual subscription ended already and I haven't resubscribed either! After emailing their customer service, apparently my last box was supposed to be the September box. However I did not receive that box last month so maybe this was to make up for it??? I'm not too sure and neither is LHI :/

This month LHI has changed the design of their boxes to match the design on their website. It's pretty much the same size except a tiny bit taller and still features the magnetic closure. Since I wasn't expecting this box, I honestly had no idea what was inside which made it a bit more exciting.


To start off I received information cards from Princess Skincare and Smitten Cosmetics, as well as vouchers from Le Tan, Naked Wines Australia, and The Iconic. Don't think I would take advantage of any of those aside from maybe The Iconic.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Suvana Organic - Paw Paw & Honey Balm*

Today I wanted to share with you a recent product I have been using, courtesy of Lucy from Plunketts. I am sure many of you are familiar with the Lucas' Pawpaw Ointment but how familiar are you with pawpaw ointments from other brands? I'm not and I know some of these ointments contain petroleum jelly which may or may not be a deal breaker.

Petroleum jelly can be found in many cosmetics since it is used to 'seal in' moisture in products and your skin but it doesn't actually have any healing properties. Because of this property, bacteria from wounds or cuts could also be sealed in if you use products such as pawpaw ointment containing petroleum jelly. I'm not an expert so I won't elaborate any further but do note that petroleum jelly is a residue of crude oil which is not a renewable resource nor environmentally friendly.

So what makes Suvana Organic's Paw Paw & Honey Balm more special?

Saturday, 19 October 2013

October Wish List

Hey ladies, sorry for being all deep and emotional in my previous post but it was something I wanted to get off my chest for so long. Reading your comments definitely made me feel so much better and I am so grateful for your support. I just wanted to say thank you for reading and for hearing me out. The topic isn't something I like to bring up or confide to my family or friends about; I'm the type of person who doesn't like to show my weakest points or let others see me cry. But enough of this emotional talk, lets get movingggg! ... but yeah, THANK YOU for being there for me! I love you :) <3

So moving on... I feel like I haven't posted a wish list in forever, probably since July. Since I came back from overseas there hasn't been much I've been interested in and if I was I would have purchased it already. As I am trying to save money for Melbourne and I just spent $240 for a music festival (Stereosonic) I am going on a spending ban until December! However here are some items I have been lusting for a while and recently!