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    . 11/30/17 .

    Saying Hello to Summer

    . 11/30/17 .

    High-Waisted Bikini / TOSAVE.com
           be sure to check out their sister site BeautyInHair if you're in need of some extra length and
           volume this summer.
    Mesh Rose Embroidered Long Sleeve Top / TOSAVE.com
    Black Denim Skirt / Glassons
    Slides / NIKE
    . 11/21/17 .

    I know a lot of people sit on the fence when it comes to these teas and can be a little skeptical thanks to the big outrage that came out a few years ago now about these "weightless" branded teas putting laxative-type ingredients in their products. Thanks to the uproar that was caused by this, I find it's super rare to find a good brand of detox tea that uses anything like that anymore; in fact more and more are aiming to create these teas to be as organic and as natural as possible. One of those brands is Bondi Beach Tea, who sent me a few of their teas to test out, so today I'm going to share my honest thoughts on them with you.

    I received the Bondi B-Slim Detox 14-Day Program which contains a sachet of the Bondi Slim Tea and the Colon Cleanse Tea. For each tea you simply pop a teaspoon or two into a strainer (the lovely people from Bondi Beach Tea also sent me one of their adorable Silicone and Stainless Steel Leaf Tea strainers), pop the strainer in your cup and fill with hot water. Let the tea brew for 5 - 20 minutes depending on how strong you prefer your flavours to be, and then enjoy. With both teas I found a few of the little leaves and herbs would escape from the strainer, but would settle on the bottom of your cup meaning you won't end up getting a mouthful of herbs at any point.

    I'm going to quickly list the ingredients in both teas, so you can see for yourself there's no nasty laxative-type ingredients hiding in there waiting to upset your stomach. The ingredients for the Bondi Slim Tea are yerba mate, hibiscus, Garcinia cambogia, dandelion leaf, green tea, acai berry, schizandra berry and calendula. The ingredients for the Colon Cleanse Tea include flaxseed, rooibos, cinnamon, dandelion root, liquorice root, cacao nibs, fenugreek and rose petals. 

    The next big thing with teas like this is taste! I personally love the taste of the Bondi Slim Tea. The brew turns a nice red colour, and for me something red always signals something that's going to taste great. It has a nice summer berry flavour to it, but it's nothing to sweet or over powering. The Colon Cleanse Tea however was a flavour I wasn't a fan of. As soon as I smelt this tea as it brewed I knew it wasn't going to be for me. It's hard for me to describe the flavour, but it was a bit of a weird bitter taste that really lingered in my mouth, so unfortunately I wasn't really able to drink this one because my taste buds just weren't having a good time.

    I guess the last main question people have about products like this is, did it work? Obviously I can't give you a real review on the Colon Cleanse Tea because I wasn't able to stomach the taste, but I can have a little chat about the Bondi Slim Tea. Obviously these teas aren't going to work wonders on their own. You need to also be keeping a good balance with your diet and exercise to be feeling healthy, but a detox tea like this can help to give your system a little boost. While I didn't suddenly feel drastically different or healthier, I did feel, when I was remembering to drink this regularly, that I was waking up and generally feeling less bloated, which does result in my stomach looking a flater throughout the day. Also, I did just love the flavour of this tea, and it was quick refreshing to start my day with something a little different to my usual black tea.

    Products like this, I feel, are something that will be different for each individual because our bodies and the way they operate are all a little different. If you have been considering giving something like this a go, flavour wise, I would certainly recommend giving the Bondi Slim Tea a test. Bondi Beach Tea also have a range of other teas that you can buy on their website, which may also be of interest to you.

    . 11/18/17 .

    I know, it's been a while since I've reviewed anything beauty or skincare related on my blog, but today I'm back and I'm having a chat about Rodan + Fields. This is a new brand to Australia, it just launched here in September, and they are currently the number #1 skincare brand in the U.S. The brand has been created by the same dermatologists who brought us Proactiv, and I was sent a few sample products from their range to test out, so I thought I'd share my thoughts on them. They do have a full 60 day treatment that you can use, but today I'll just be sharing my initial thoughts on trying some of their products for the first time.

    I have been much more diligent about putting some sort of moisturising product on my lips when I finish my skincare routine each morning and night, so I was eager to give this stuff a go. I would definitely suggest using this product in your night time routine, because it's not a product that is going to sink into your lips all that quickly; but that doesn't make it bad. A little goes a long way with this stuff, and it aims to not only keep your lips hydrated, but also to reduce the appearance of any fine wrinkles. My lips honestly felt so smooth and hydrated after letting this product sit and sink in.

    I felt so odd using this as a cleaner because the consistency of this product is exactly something I would expect from a face mask (as the name suggests). I could feel some very, very fine exfoliating granules in this product as I rubbed it into my face, and because it did feel like a mask, I choose to let it sit on my face for a few extra minutes in the shower before washing it off. My face felt so smooth and clean after using this stuff! I'm honestly a little bummed I didn't have more because my skin felt so nice after using this, and it's not to harsh as an exfoliant so it was great for using day and night.

    This serum feels unlike any serum I've ever used before. If you've ever used Benefit's POREfessional, that is how I would describe how this felt when I put it on my skin, which was the oddest thing. However, this meant the serum sunk into my skin straight away and left my face feeling so damn soft!

    I thought my skin felt soft after using the Daily Cleansing Mask, but this product has taken face softness to a whole new level. This is a much more intensive and abrasive exfoliant, so you only need to use this 1 - 3 times a week depending on your skin, though honestly I would probably only recommend once. The directions also said I should use my entire packet, but I used maybe a quarter and my face was completely covered, so I think you don't need quite as much as they suggest. Using this on dry skin, you rub the product over your face for 30 - 60 seconds and then wash it off. I feel that having something like this once a week in your skincare routine to really get rid of any excess dead skin is perfect!

    . 11/7/17 .

    Top Tier Style Dress
    Cotton On Boots (no longer available)
    Quay On A Dime Sunglasses
    Earrings; Happiness Boutique Colourful Bold Hoop Earrings

    The clothing products in this review were provided by Top Tier Style. If you would like to purchase your own use the coupon code BLOG15 for 15% OFF everything on their store! 20% will apply to all boho style dresses through the link provided.
    . 11/6/17 .

    Riders by Lee Cut Off Trucker Vest; Emerald Dreams Collection
    Riders by Lee Girlfriend Shorts; Emerald Dreams Collection
    Quay On A Dime Sunglasses
    Jemma Hitop Sneaker; Rubi Shoes
    Happiness Boutique Colourful Bold Hoop Earrings

    This post is sponsored by Riders by Lee
    . 11/2/17 .

    It seems the 90s and early 00s are coming back with a vengeance in the world of fashion, and Rosegal has you covered when it comes adding these trends to your wardrobe (they also have an awesome sale on their website for the Halloween season; scroll to the end of the post for details). One of those trends is the camo top. I have to say I wasn't sure how I felt about this trend coming back at first, but after having a browse on Rosegal and finding some pretty cool pieces, I'm starting to come on board. I've complied some of my favourites below.

    1. Cropped Sheer Mesh Camo T-shirt
    2.  Round Neck High Slit Camo Print T-Shirt
    3. Camouflage Print Hooded Crop Top
    4. Fashionable Short Sleeves Scoop Neck Lace Camo Short T-Shirt

    1. Women's Camouflage Hollow Out Crop Top
    2. Lace Up Camouflage Long Sleeve T-Shirt
    3.V-Neck Short Sleeve Camo Print Women's T-Shirt
    4. Cut Out Raglan Sleeve Camo Tee