Olay Regenerist Advanced Cleansing System a Review

The Olay Regenerist Advanced Cleansing System claims to cleanse skin better than basic cleansing alone, up to four times better.  But did it work for me?

Olay Regenerist Advanced Cleansing System

Olay Regenerist Advanced Cleansing System Review

  •        Packaged neatly in a box complete with batteries, device, brush head, and a small cleanser the cleansing system is ready to use immediately.  (Awesome for me since I have a terrible time remembering to buy the correct batteries).
  •         There are two rotating settings on the device, one slow and one a little faster. There isn’t a timer on it though so have to guess how long you use it for. The recommended time is 60 Seconds.
  •         After using the device on my face my skin feels very clean but not tight. I did have issues with the cleanser breaking me out and I actually tried the cleansing system with a number of cleansers with varying     results. I’m putting this down to my skin acting up to certain things while being pregnant.
  •        The device easily removes my makeup but I do prefer to wipe the majority off with a makeup wipe then to follow with the The Olay Regenerist Advanced Cleansing System for a really good double cleanse.
  •         The brush heads are meant to be replaced every 3 months and retail for $9.99. They are fairly easy to keep clean by washing after use but once a week I also went over it with my brush cleanser. Can’t be too clean right?
  •        The Olay Regenerist Advanced Cleansing System is water resistant so while it can be used in the shower it cannot be submerged in water. (Not that you would want to)

Although the pack actually comes with batteries a few months or so after I started using the device I thought it would be a great idea to replace them with Aldi re-chargeable batteries. This was a great idea until they ran out of charge and I tried to take them out. They got stuck (due to the batteries having a thick skin coating) and I absolutely could not get them out and ended up accidently flinging the device across the room trying to do so. So moral of the story, Aldi re-chagables are too thick!

Would I buy the The Olay Regenerist Advanced Cleansing System again, I was actually planning on it after the battery debacle but I saw that the newish Olay Fresh Effects Va-Va-Vivid Contoured Cleansing System and caved and bought that instead to see the difference, I’m using it now and report back at a later date.

Price: Device and cleanser $32.49 AUD RRP

            Replacement Brush heads $9.99

Where to buy: Priceline, Target, and most large retailers.

For more information visit the Olay Website here

Madame B Fatale

xoxo

Disclosure: Cleansing System was sent to me for review consideration. As always opinions are my own.

88 Warm Colour Eye Palette – a Review

More than likely you’ve seen the 88 Warm Colour Eye Palette all over  blogs and YouTube for a while now, today I’m going to share my thoughts on the palette that was sent to me by Crown Brush Australia.

88 Warm Colour Eye Palette

88 Warm Colour Eye Palette from Crown Brush Australia

 

  •        When worn over a primer the majority of the shadows are well pigmented and easy to blend
  •        Great selection of wearable shades from light, mid, to dark tones.  So the 88 warm colour palette is ideal for not only makeup beginners but enthusiasts as well.
  •         Nice slim black packaging and I would take this with me whilst travelling as I can easily create many different eye looks from the one palette.
  •         Has a built in mirror.
  •         Very affordable at $35 AUD and because of the sheer amount of shadows the palette will last a very long time.
  •      The sponge applicator, why do any brands include these. I very rarely find them useful other than for swatches.
  •        There were a few of the darker shades that I got a bit of fallout from, but if I do my eyes first and being more careful when I’m laying down the shadow on my eye this can be helped.

Although I’m not likely to run  through all the shadows a problem I find with these palette is I’m likely to find favourites and I can’t repurchase them unless I buy a whole new palette if I run through them. But I suppose at such a low price that’s not too bad!

So with great colour payoff, easy to wear colours, affordable price, and nice slim packaging I would definitely purchase the palette.

Price: $35 AUD RRP

Where to buy: Crown Brush Australia

 

Madame B Fatale

xoxo

 

 

Disclosure: Palette was sent to me by Crown Brush Australia for review consideration. As always opinions are my own.

 

Must Haves for Summer: Bright Lips

 

Makeup wise I can’t think of anything that screams summer to me more than bright lips. I know some people would argue and say bronzer but to me (being on the paler side) it’s always bright lips.

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Must Haves for Summer – Dry Shampoo

 

My current must have for summer dry shampoo hands down has to be the Rusk Deepshine Colour Care Dry Shampoo.

Rusk deepshine color care dry shampoo (more…)

Rusk Deepshine Colour Repair System

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Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer’s – Lip swatches and review

Finally I have swatches of all of the new(ish) Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer’s, I had actually been waiting for these to hit our shores for a while and they have been on high rotation in my bag since they arrived in my letterbox.

Generally  I get 3 hours out of the lighter shades and about 4-5 hours on the brighter ones, with shine really fading at 1-2 hours for both. I would say this is average for me with a liquid lip type product that isn’t a long wearing formula. These do leave lip marks, but not all the colour comes off at once.  The Apocalips feel smooth and rather light on the lips, very comfortable to wear, and as long as I don’t apply too much I don’t have any feathering issues. Great bendy doe foot applicator with a little dip in the middle that actually does scoop out the perfect amount for me. They retail at $15.95 and I have seen them on sale at Priceline quite a bit so you’ll no doubt get them cheaper.

The below swatches are straight from the tube with the applicator. (more…)

GHD IV Violet Styler–a review and tutorial

GHD Box

Back with another video, (I’m on a roll this month!), and todays is on the newish GHD IV Violet Styler from the Candy Collection. I demonstrate in the video (below) a few ways how you can easily use the styler for straightening or curls. If I was actually going out I would have paid more attention to making both of the sides of the curls even but the video is meant to be more instructional than a trying to achieve a polished look (like the ones on the website). (more…)

New Rusk MiraCurl–a Tutorial and Review

rusk miracurl hair tutorial results hairAs soon as I first used the new curling styling tool from Rusk, the MiraCurl, I have been dying to share it with you all.  I have never seen anything quite like it before,  its pretty much magic!

But in all seriousness I have been experiencing awesome results with the tool on not only myself but on my mothers and sisters hair as well.  I’ve included a few pictures of the results from the below video and this was just on the lowest setting. I’m sitting here in my Pj’s typing this up a few days later and my hair is still curly.

In the below video (besides rambling on about how great II think it is)I show you all how easy it is to use and the Rusk Styling products I have been using as well (more…)

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