Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Arid Garden

Skin care is a relatively new obsession for me, especially as I'm heading deeper into my thirties (yikes what, how did that even happen?) I'm desperately trying to reverse the damage caused by the sun, thank you to living in Australia! I am lucky that my skin only really gets hormonal breakouts around that time of the month so I don't really have to worry too much about those, but I do have some light scarring from my teenage years. Also wrinkles! Let's talk about those little buggers slowly creeping onto my face. My forehead is actually heavily wrinkled, I think it's from squinting all those years I didn't have glasses but needed them. Luckily I don't have to worry too much about those because they're hidden under my fringe haha! I do worry though, and I like to slather it up with night creams, moisturisers and daily sun protection! So when the folks at Activeskin got in touch with me to send over some samples I was very excited as I love testing out new skin care products to see what will and won't work on my skin. Activeskin is your one stop shop for all things skin care and below are my top pics from their vast range!

The perfect daily cleansing foam that works brilliantly with my Clarisonic. Removes excess makeup, oil and dirt for a really deep clean and is frangrance free which is perfect for my sensitive skin!

Lightweight and oil free this moisturiser is great for those with oily or combination skin as it combats oil whilst also moisturising the dry areas.

Sunscreen is such an important part of your daily skincare regime, I never leave home without it. I love this sunscreen as it doesn't leave my skin feeling sticky and greasy afterwards which makes it perfect for under my makeup.

I swear by my Clarisonic, have been using it for nearly two years now and see an incredible difference in my skin. However mine is the plain old white one, seriously considering upgrading to the pink because we all know what pink means to me!

Me and my newly refreshed skin went on a fabulous outing to the beautiful Arid Garden in Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens on the weekend. Cactuses, unlike your skin, don't need a whole lot of water or care in order to thrive so it is kind of an ironic place for a photo-shoot about moisturising haha!

However my dress was covered in this beautiful cacti print by local Melbourne label Rouda that I picked up at the recent Magic Designer Sale. Sign up to their facebook page to find out when the next sale is on, but basically it's a twice yearly sale of local designers old season stock. I always find something amazing at the sale, this year I bought the Poms Jewellery ring and bangel in this post as well as the dress and I spent a total of $180 which is a bargain considering the dress alone was originally well over that at full retail price! I do love a bargain!

Outfit details
Dress Rouda 
Pink pom pom earrings, ring and bangle Poms Jewellery
Purple backpack Shop in Noosa
Navy blue tights City Chic
Pink heels ASOS

Giving some good skin thanks to Activeskin!

I found this cute little lilac backpack whilst in Noosa at the end of last year for $10. I regret not also getting it in the pink but I'm pretty sure I'll find a cute little pink backpack in Tokyo next month (I'm headed there after Vietnam, eeep can't wait!). My new Poms ring and bangle are so cute they kill me!

Still getting much wear out of these seriously comfy heels. Definitely taking them with me to Tokyo!


  1. You DO NOT look like you're in your thirties!! your skincare regime must be working. So beautiful as always. <3

  2. You look so cute!! Love the pom poms :)
    Have you reviewed the Clarisonic on your blog ? I am Clarisonic curious.

  3. Awww,,,love it! Love your top and accessories too. Great choice!

  4. love your outfit!


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