A whole year of Bubbles & Blush. Can you believe it?! I am having so much fun, and have enjoyed every moment so far, so thank you to everyone who has supported me along the way.
But sometimes, words aren’t really enough. So I have a giveaway for you as well! I have 2 x fabulous skincare packages from Australian organic skincare brand La Mav up for grabs ♥ just click the image above or the giant shouty link below to enter:
ENTER THE BUBBLES & BLUSH ONE YEAR BLOGIVERSARY GIVEAWAY HERE!
The prizes include four products from La Mav’s Gentle & Clean range:
1 x DNA Phyto-Guard Pink Clay Mask
1 x Hydra-Calm Cleansing Crème
1 x Jojoba Beads & Argan Oil Exfoliating Scrub
1 x Rose Hydrating Mist
* Please note that the giveaway is open to Australian residents only. As this is to show my appreciation to readers of Bubbles & Blush, any competition accounts will be marked as invalid. The giveaway closes on Friday 15th August. *
HEY YOU! DON’T LEAVE BEFORE ENTERING THE BUBBLES & BLUSH ONE YEAR BLOGIVERSARY GIVEAWAY ♥
For more information about the prizes, visit La Mav’s website.
I was lucky enough to attend the launch of IVI ORGANIC at Chiswick restaurant recently, and I was immediately in awe of founder Jeanette Tolomeo and her two gorgeous daughters, Giulia and Dominique. These women clearly love what they do, and they embody their brand’s message of health, simplicity and versatility. IVI ORGANIC uses Australian native ingredients to enhance the natural beauty of your skin. I was lucky enough to chat with Jeannette, and learn a bit more about this luxurious new skincare brand.
There are a lot of things that I love about getting older. Confidence, freedom, wine. I’m much happier as an adult than I was as a teenager – I wouldn’t be 16 again for all the money in the world. However, I’m also at an age where my skin has started throwing curve-balls my way. It used to be sensitive and oily (very oily). Then, it slowly moved towards sensitive and combination. Now, if I forget to moisturise regularly, I get dry patches. Come on, make up your mind! So I have had to alter my skincare routine in order to adapt, and am now using a light, hydrating moisturiser in the morning and a heavy duty moisturiser at night. My two favourites at the moment: my custom-made Bespoque moisturiser* to get me through the day, and the John Plunkett Collagen Lift Moisturiser* to rehydrate while I sleep.
I’m sure we all remember when BB creams first made their way onto the market. It started slowly, as more and more people brought them back from Japanese holidays – and then, BAM. Western companies latched on and BB creams were everywhere! These were quickly followed by CC creams, AA creams, and we are now seeing DD and even EE creams. And no, they have nothing to do with your cup size. So what exactly do each of these creams do?
There’s something completely luxurious about hand wash that doesn’t come from a supermarket. I feel like a proper grown up using this! And it’s a brand new product from a wonderful Australian company who supply to some of the most exclusive spas around the world. The Subtle Energies Body & Hand Wash* invigorates while it cleans, and is the perfect pick-me-up throughout the day – I find myself making excuses just to wash my hands. Plus, it looks great in my bathroom!
Crickets chirping. Hay bales rolling past. Poor Bubbles & Blush has been a bit neglected recently, and that’s because I’ve lost my way a little bit. Life has become too busy and overwhelming, and I’ve lost my passion. Everything is feeling a bit pointless, and that really upsets me because I place a lot of importance on being happy and satisfied. So I booked an impromptu holiday to visit my parents in QLD, and have spent the past few days just unwinding and recharging, and trying to figure out what I want to do with this blog. I love it, but I feel like I need a slight change in direction. Maybe add a small lifestyle element as well? More ‘research’ posts to bring back the education element that I started with (because I’m no Chloe Morello, and it’s the learning part that I actually enjoy). I definitely love the Australian niche that I have, and I want to get out more and bring you posts that mean something. That show you things or teach you things that you haven’t really thought about before. I need a proper plan, and so it might be quiet for a tiny bit longer… but I promise, I will be finding my feet again soon.
Allow me to introduce you to three stunning Glamourflage ladies: Lotus Lily, Magical Mary and Molly Minx*. Lily and Mary are here to provide moisture, protection and a SMACK of flavour, and Molly wants to bring some sparkle to the colder months (unless you’re in that other hemisphere, the one we won’t talk about while I’m sitting in front of the heater in my pj’s!). They are also ridiculously sexy, and I find myself wishing I could take on their individual personalities whenever I use these products. Just check out Lotus Lily’s sass! I have included all three bio’s below, because that’s basically my favourite aspect of any Glamourflage product. And how cute are the little tins themselves? You need theme in your collection purely so you can show them off!