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The Beauty List | April Edition {featuring muk}

I’ve really jumped on the extreme skin care wagon as of late, probably because I’ve just celebrated a birthday and I’ve realised I’m not getting any younger. This girl isn’t 21 anymore so I’ve really made it my priority to focus on those problem areas and give them the added nourishment (and enhancement) they need! Focusing on a skin care regime has become a huge priority, but I’ve also been trialing a few new make up and hair care products I just had to share with you. Here is what I’ve been loving this month!

Seven beauty essentials you need to survive Summer

My beauty regime is pretty standard all year round, but come Summer the focus changes to brighter lips, hydrating my skin and covering those bags from last nights adventures. I’ve put together a list of the products I’ve gone wild for lately, the products keeping my eyes, skin, lips and face very happy this sunshine season. What do you go wild for in Summer?

BEAUTY REVIEW: Lush Cosmetics for sensitive skin 

As much as I love trying new beauty and skin care products it’s not always an easy process. Troublesome skin due to a pesky autoimmune syndrome can be a total hindrance especially because I’m one of those people who needs to try everything! When the lovely Annie at Lush Hay Street Plaza Arcade contacted me to pop down for a consultation I was little bit frightened – would Lush’s skin care products upset my skin? I don’t know why I was worried because the gorgeous global beauty company is pretty much nasty free in all senses. No animal testing. Organic products created from nature. Fair trade. The list goes on! Lush’s products can only be described in one word – luscious. The staff are friendly and very well educated on the range, the products are cute as a button, and my sensitive skin was forgotten because everything I tried (and I tried a lot of products) left my skin feeling soft, supple and sexy! No redness or irritation, I’ve found a new beauty heaven. I …

BEAUTY REVIEW: Muk Hair Care for a winter revamp

Dramatically changing your hair colour is not something to be taken lightly. Besides the obvious management of regrowth, fading colour and fortnightly top ups, you also have to consider who and what you’re putting in your mane. Thankfully my hairdresser was very specific with the products I can and cannot use on my hair. Or more so should and should not use. Because she’s not the hair police… (all of the time anyway)! One brand that made the “yes Em, you can use it” list was haircare specialists Muk. Known for salon quality products at decent prices, I was pleased to hear my hairdresser herself is a fan of the brand, so I was safe! After returning from a tropical temp vaycay in Vietnam and Cambodia, my poor hair was a mess. Already a little dry post strip and dip, I desperately needed help on arrival home. And with Winter weather creeping in I knew it’d only get worse. Dodgy weather = damaged locks, and there is only one way to fix it – hair …

DIY Beauty: Turmeric Fask Mask

Is it just me, or with the bizarre change in the weather lately has your skin been temperamental too? I’m very thankful that my face is usually pretty clear, but with the wacky wind over the weekend (besides suffering from the sniffles) I can now feel a few spots coming up. And the lovely one I found under my nose today totally needs banishing! Eww. When I can, I love creating magical potions from my own fridge and pantry. Why bother paying for a face mask when you can make your own at home? I used to love getting into the kitchen and creating my own DIY beauty products and getting back into it feels great! I forgot how easy it is to make your own natural stuff, plus it’s a good way to use up random food products like that Greek yoghurt you purchased for a recipe and used one teaspoon of! Turmeric is one of my favourite spices. When I’m not using it in a curry (yes I love to cook too), it’s …