Monday, November 23, 2015

500 Posts Celebration Giveaway

image by Jean Jullien

This post was scheduled to go live last Monday, but in light of the tragedies that had occurred over the past week and a half, I decided to postpone. What has happened in Paris (and is continuing to happen), together with the bombings in Beirut, and closer to home, the death of 4 people in the bushfires in the south of my state, shows more than ever that as communities, we need to band together in hope and solidarity.
My daughter's class recently held a multicultural assembly, and together they read out this poem which could not be more appropriate for the world we are living in.

Different colours, different faces.
Different cultures, different races.
Different religions, different names.
But in our hearts we are all the same.

Just because I’d different and I might seem strange to you,
Please don’t treat me differently that’s not the thing to do.
Just take the time to know me, we might just become friends,
Cause difference makes the world go round and helps our cultures blend.
If we accept and celebrate what others have to give,
The world will be a better place for all of us to live.

And now, back to regular programming!

500 Posts Celebration Giveaway

I don't know how I missed it, but my last post was number 500!! To celebrate, I have 2 Lucky Dip Beauty Bags to give away, filled with samples and full size products that I have received from my various beauty subscriptions.

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Monday, November 9, 2015

Mask Monday: REN Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial

Welcome to another Mask Monday!  As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I am really, really into masks right now, so I thought I would share another review with you, this time for REN's Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial.

I love REN products for their natural products, but made with a

scientific approach, and because so far, every product I have tried from them just works.  As a busy mum, the whole concept of a mask that works in just one minute just seems screams,  "Too perfect to be true!" But since it was REN, I was willing to give it a try. This is their product description:

Reducing signs of fatigue, photo-aging, and skin imperfections, skin instantly glows with renewed health and radiance. Breakthrough technology locks 10 percent vitamin C in a silica/glyceride matrix to maximize effectiveness. Stabilized vitamin C supports natural collagen synthesis, improves skin elasticity, and evens out skintone while boswellic acid relaxes muscles and fights facial fatigue, diminishing appearance of lines and wrinkles. Lastly, magnesium energizes the complexion and boosts radiance for a glowing complexion.  
Sounds fantastic, right? And guess what, it really is! This is an excellent choice when you are seriously short of time, but really feel like your skin needs a quick pick me up. And if you are anything like me, it is when I am short of time that I start taking some shortcuts in my skin care routine, combined with not getting enough sleep, and my skin shows it.

This mask really couldn't be easier to use. The mask is a slightly gritty, celadon green gel that you massage on to a dry (but clean) face. I don't know if it is intentional, but the slight grittiness gives an instant exfoliation as you massage it in. After the quick massage, wet your fingertips, massage the water in (you will feel the texture change) and then leave for the magic minute. Rinse off, and reveal some seriously glowing skin. I'm talking smooth, fresh, and luminous!

Honestly, I'm not sure what long term benefits I am getting from a mask only left on for a minute and then rinsed off, but I can definitely vouch for the immediate results, which makes it completely worth it in my book! Recommended for use 3 times per week, and is not recommended for sensitive skins as it is a highly active product.

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