Read My Lips: Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Moisturising Lipstick in Rose Petal Matte

Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Moisturising Lipstick in Rose Petal Matte

I’ve used lipsticks from countless brands for more years than I’d care to remember but y’know something? I’ve never tried any from the classic brand that is Elizabeth Arden. For some reason, I’ve always steer cleared of that brand when it comes to makeup because, okay let’s be honest here, they don’t exactly have the most exciting makeup to check out compared to other departmental-store brands like Estee Lauder and even Clinique.

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of checking out some of Elizabeth Arden’s new range of foundation and lipsticks and I must say, I was impressed. In fact, I was very impressed and while their colour range to me is still rather mediocre, their new Flawless Finish Perfectly Satin foundation and the new range of their Beautiful Colour Moisturising Lipsticks are really good. I’ll do a proper review on the foundation soon but today, I’d like to show you one of my instant favourite lipsticks and that’s the Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Moisturising Lipstick in Rose Petal Matte.

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Tim Talks: I’m Stressed about Stressing Out! (First Aid for Stress and Anxiety Management)

A note from Tine: Welcome to another edition of Tim Talks! For those who are new to Beautyholics Anonymous, Tim Talks is a new series on the blog where my husband, Tim, will be sharing his knowledge to help raise mental health awareness. Tim is a psychiatrist who works in metro Melbourne. His area of interest is child, adolescent and youth psychiatry.

This month is Stress Awareness Month in the US and while it’s not “celebrated” (I can’t think of a better word) here in Australia, stress awareness is something all of us could learn a thing or two on. On today’s Tim Talks, Tim would like to share with you several tips on coping with stress.

Fight Stress

I don’t know about you, but the first part of the statement holds through for me on numerous occasions. I’m sure you have had those moments when everything that could go wrong is heading in that direction. For me, I remember having been caught up in heavy traffic whilst on the way to one of my clinical exams (thank God those are done and dusted), and then to find out later that the intended patient I was meant to interview didn’t show (another half an hour delay), and whilst presenting in the exam a mobile phone started ringing! (not mine, by the way). Tine can remember that I needed a lot of debrief and support after that ordeal, not to mention the repeated use of some of the relaxation strategies to cope with such anxiety.

In this blog post, I’d like to debunk some of the perceptions about stress and anxiety and share with you the tools we could use to manage these in our busy lives. We should never underestimate stress, which is a very significant contributor to poor mental health if it is not properly managed.

Again, not everything I mention here will work for everyone, but I’d strongly encourage you readers to give them a go, and to keep an open mind about it.

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The Body Shop Drops Of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask: It’s Memory Foam In A Jar!

The Body Shop Drops Of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask

When this sleeping mask first launched in the UK, boy was it talked half to death. So many British beauty bloggers and YouTubers waxed lyrical about this and even though I read so much about it, you’d think I’d be bored to my eyeballs about it, right? Nope, it made me want to try it out even more. What the heck is this strange, pillowy texture that they kept talking about? I must find out!

When I found out that The Body Shop in Australia has finally launched the Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask, I was very excited. When a jar of it landed on my desk for review, well, let’s just imagine that level of excitement going on overdrive. Yes, I do get excited over the littlest things. :P

By now, a lot of you would probably already know what a sleeping mask is. If you’re unsure, it’s something that was made very popular by the Korean beauty brand, Laneige, when they came up with their sleeping mask years ago. Basically, you apply the cream product on your face like you would a mask but instead of rinsing it off 15 minutes later, you keep it on like you would night cream. Essentially, you sleep with it on. This is what the Bouncy Sleeping Mask is about too.

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My Newly Revamped And Updated “A Beauty Blogger’s Media Kit” Ebook Is Finally Here!

A Beauty Blogger's Media Kit Ebook Special Offer

A few years ago, I released a free ebook called “A Beauty Blogger’s Media Kit” to assist beauty bloggers in creating their media kit for when they’d like to start working with brands/PRs. I’m very happy to say that it was well-received and many of you even emailed me to thank me for the resources to help them get started.

Fast forward a few years later, I’m afraid that ebook has become rather outdated so I decided to revamp the whole book, update it properly and in the process, I added a lot more content to the book compared to the previous one. I’m so excited to finally launch the ebook today!

If you’re subscribed to my weekly email newsletter, BA Insider, you’d have seen sneak peeks of the ebook weeks ago and participated in the soft launch of the ebook last week (*sneaky cheeky plug starts* if you’re not subscribed already, do join in the fun and the BA community as I post a lot of content in there that aren’t available on the blog*sneaky cheeky plug ends*).

Today’s the proper launch on BA and I’m so excited about it! :D

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