Jergens BB Body ($14.99). As you may have seen on our Instagram page in December, I picked up the new Jergens BB Body cream from Priceline to try. Holy mother of all things good, this is the best body moisturiser I have ever used. It lives up to it’s promises of “immediately Hydrates and Illuminates and works in just 5 days to visibly Even, Firm & Correct for flawless-looking skin”. My arms and legs had a healthyglow and I didn’t have any dryness. It actually got rid of a dry skin patch on my upper arm that I have had for quite a while and no other moisturiser I had used had successfully removed it.
2. Guinot Hydrazone Eye Cream Serum ($84) and Guinot Hydrazone Intense Moisturising Cream ($128). Guinot Hydrazone ensures deep and lasting hydration, enhances the complexion’s radiance, and leaves skin soft and supple. It plumps fine lines caused by dehydration, provides a continuous source of hydration for the entire face with Liposomes Hydrocyte, and establishes the proper moisture level within the cells. Guinot Australia kindly sent myself the eye serum cream and moisturising cream to try and I have been using them for a month now. I have dry, mid 40s skin and the Hydrazone products have made a difference to the overall appearance of my skin. My skin is plumper and smoother and isn’t dry anymore, which is great, as it can get quite uncomfortable at times due to the dryness. Highly recommend for those with dry/ dehydrated skin.
I had purchased a few dresses on sale in early December to wear to end of year get togethers and ChristmasDay, and to have a nice line under dresses (and stop chaffing), usually shapewear is required. I had somehow misplaced my shapewear to wear under them. In my defence, I wear pants a lot of the time and I can get away with wearing full briefs with skirts, which means I rarely wear shapewear. I have no idea where they could have disappeared too.
Being the end of the year, I didn’t want to spend a lot on new shapewear, so I headed to my local Kmart to see if they had any. I wasn’t expecting much to be honest but Kmart actually have a decent amount of shapewear options. From briefs, muffin top sucking in singlets, shaping shorts, slips and bodysuits, they had everything covered. All under $20 too. I bought the Everyday Cotton Blend Smoothing Brief ($5) and Smoothing Thigh Shaper ($12) and come in sizes 8 to 20. I got both in the nude shade, as they can be worn under anything and not be visible. They are also available in black.
As I mentioned above, I really wasn’t expecting much in terms of range and quality but I was pleasantly surprised. The Smoothing Thigh Shaper shorts were actually of better quality than a $50 pair I had. They didn’t lose shape or sag and were quite comfortable on a high 30 degree ChristmasDay. They weren’t restrictive either. Yay for being able to breathe! Suffice to say, I highly recommend these over the more expensive brands. Especially if you don’t wear them all the time, like I do.
I recently discovered French Knotonline, as I was looking for a Provincial style tray for our dining table. I had ordered a round wooden tray for my dining room table but, unfortunately, they had sold out. The French Knot team went above and beyond to try and find me another tray, but in they could find one. So I chose this gorgeous rectangle tray instead and I must say, I think it looks better than a round tray would have. I highly recommend French Knot for their amazing customer service and beautiful, affordable products.
Once of my favourite places to visit is the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie and their sister store, Yarra Valley Chocolaterie (they also have a store on the Mornington Peninsula). Well, because, hello… delicious chocolate made on premises, as well as delectable cakes, sweets and meals. You can’t go past their homemade ice cream either.
This month the chocolaterie celebrates their fantastic ice cream with a special festival. With 144 limited edition flavours for you to try (12 new flavours are released each day of the festival), you’re sure to find something to tantalise your taste buds.
The festival runs from the 12th -23rd Feb.
We hope you enjoyed our round up. Stay tuned for more of our fab finds soon!