ZENMED REVIEW

So i wanted to film a review to go along side this but my camera has decided to be a rebellious teenager and mess with my audio so what bigger sign do I need than to put my words of awe for these products on my blog!

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#1 :: The Facial Cleansing Gel

This is a very gentle formula for all skin types, including sensitive skin, there are no added fragrances or chemicals. It is made of natural plant based ingredients so they leave your skin feeling super soft, fresh and clean without the dry, tight feeling of soap. The soothing botanical’s do not clog your pores and its ideal for all skin types. Now that the official stuff is said, this product is amazing, It removes every ounce of makeup in the first wash, including mascara (waterproof mascara needs and extra touch of product to get it off completely but for the most part it does a great job) Its also extremely gentle so it will not sting of irritate the eye area. I love this guy and you only need a small amount to wash every inch of your beautiful face!

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#2 :: Renewing microdermabrasion Complex

This exfoliating magic helps to minimize the appearance of scars, uneven skin tone and fine lines. Its a very fine grainy formula that leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth without feeling too harsh and scratchy. I love how fresh and new my skin looks after using this product, It doesn’t have a scent so its a very natural smell and you only need a small amount to do your entire face and neck.

 

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#3 :: DermaCleanse Acne Mask and Spot Treatment

This little guy.. We have a love hate relationship, him and I. Hes a purifying mineral clay mask that helps to clear clogged pores, draws out impurities and helps to speed up the healing process. Now he does all of the above, and he is phenomenal at his job, the only qualm i have with this product is that its stings like a bitch when i use it as a full face mask, now i will say that it only lasts 1 out of the 5 minutes your meant to leave it on for so it does go away, it just stings a fair bit so DO NOT apply it near the eye area! But i really do love the result and how effective he is at his job! So i would definitely recommend this product, just be careful around the eye area.

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#4 :: AHA/BHA Complex

This has to be one of my absolute favorites, no words can accurately explain (and if they can I don’t know them) What this product does for my skin, To apply you spray it onto a cotton round and use as a toner after cleansing. You can physically see this product wipe away any dullness in the skin and reveal glowing healthy skin. This product claims to prevent dead skin cell accumulation, prevent clogged pores and blackheads and help to balance oil levels without drying to reveal healthy, clear skin. and I say SPOT ON!

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#5 & #6 :: Skin Correct + and Glycolic booster

These little babies do the real down and dirty work, the Skin correct + Helps to permanently remove dark spots, scars and hyper-pigmentation and help to lighten the skin and boy does he do that, in 6 weeks i have noticed the tone of my skin become brighter and the scars from acne and whatever else have already started to fade tremendously, the only downside to this product is the smell, it has a bit of a coconut sort of smell, its hard to explain but its a bit overpowering when you first apply it, the good thing is it goes away completely within a few seconds, it doesn’t linger.

Then we have the Glycolic booster, This guys job is to fade fine lines and wrinkles, improve dark spots and balance combination skin types. He is a powerful little guy and we love each other dearly, There is no scent at all and with both of these products there is an easy to use dropper so you don’t use too much at a time. But these two are definitely the power kick to the range.

Following the products i have been using the Moreish Day cream and eye cream as well as the Simple night cream as i didn’t have a moisturizer or eye cream sent with these products but i will most definitely be a regular customer on this website because i am obsessed with all of these products.

Have you tried these products before? what did you think of them? I would love to see your results so please tag me in your social media so i can see.

Here is my 6 week before and after photo using these products. The differences are subtle but in myself they are huge. Overall my skin is brighter, and most definitely firmer, i have next to no breakouts, the scarring on my chin is pretty much gone, the hyper-pigmentation and dark spots on my cheeks and forehead are seriously diminished. I am so impressed with these products and i will most definitely be continuing to use them!

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Shop the range at www.zenmed.com and Take advantage of their 25% off Sale

Thank you Zenmed for allowing me to try out these awesome products, My Skin and I are so Grateful!

K x

 

Disclaimer: All opinions in this post are my own, I was sent these products for free but i am in no way sponsored to write this post, the asked me to try them out and do a post on what i thought and this is that.

Skinfood Mud Mask :: First Impression

For my birthday I finally treated myself to the Skinfood Mud Mask. I have seen so many raving reviews so i finally took the plunge and got it while it was on special at my local Countdown Supermarket for $10.49.

Obviously as soon as the kids were asleep in bed, I couldn’t have whipped the box open fast enough.. well not before taking an instagram pic of course!

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I took all of my makeup off with coconut oil, washed my face with my Benzac Facial Scrub to really clean my face and help with blackheads. The Instructions state to apply a thick layer all over the skin.

One warning i have with this product, is that if it is too close to the eye area it does tend to sting your eyes, so i recommend to only go up to the eye socket area.

I left it on for 15 minutes and then washed it off with a hot flannel. Instantly i noticed my skin was softer, my pores appeared smaller and my complexion felt smoother.

I followed it up with my new Rose Hip Oil Serum  and my Simple Vital Vitamin Night Cream and Nutrimetics Sensitive Eye Cream

My skin has never glowed like this before nor did it feel as soft and smooth. I have used this mask 3 times now and each time my pores look smaller and my skin feel softer. My Make up applies so much nicer and overall i just feel better in myself. I definitely recommend all of these products. I will also do a follow up of these items including the rosehip oil after i have used them for a little while.

Have you tried these products before? Did they work for you?

K x

Every Day Makeup

Well this is a first! I have never done a beauty post before but im really getting back into my make up and what better place to start than with my everyday products.

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Primers :: She Pure magic primer & Nutrimetic line prime

Foundation :: Za BB Cream and Thin Lizzy Concealer cream

Concealer :: Natio Natural Concealer & LA Girl Pro Conceal

Powder :: Rimmel London Stay Matte Powder

Bronzer/Contour :: Thin Lizzy 6 in 1

Blusher :: Nutrimetics Pure Touch Blush in Plum

Highlighter :: Dollar store brand “Shiny Powder”

Then onto eyes and brows!

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I like to keep it very basic for my eyes,

Brows :: For my brows i use the Nutrimetics Glam Colour palette and i like to use the brown eyeliner shadow, it gives a nice bold brow that lasts all day

Eyes :: If i use eyeshadow i reach for the Nutrimetics eye brow kit. It has all the perfect shades for an all over colour, browbone and inner corner highlight as well as a great light brown for the crease and darker brown to either darken the outer corner for a smokey look or to use on the lash line as a smudged liner

Lashes :: I use the Nutrimetics liquid eye definer for a cat winged liner and for mascara I am obsessed with the Za Perfect Action Waterproof Mascara, it literally does not move! For a little extra volume i will usually layer that with my Nutrimetics 4 in one Ultimate Mascara, followed by that, depending on what mood i’m in i will use the Nutrimetics Defining waterproof eye pencil in my waterline to give my eyes a more sultry look

Then for lips ::

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Lips :: I stay very neutral with my lips as i am a chronic lip smusher so lip products dont tend to last well on me when im alway rubbing my lips together, so my fave it the Natio Long Lasting Lip liner in Nude, But unfortunately i am coming to the end of that one so I have been reaching for my Nutrimetics Perfecting Lip Pencil in Nude, and if i feel like gloss I will reach for my Nutrimetics Lip Lightening Gloss in Blush rose.

Now I now there is ALOT of Nutrimetics products so I will tell you here that I used to be a consultant for Nutrimetics, so i still have alot of their products left that i tend to use, they are very nice products but there are definitely alternative products out there that you can use instead. These are just what I use right now.

I have filmed a get ready with me video to go alongside this post so you can see how I apply these products, when that video is live I will add a link HERE.

I hope you liked this kind of post as it is a new one for me, let me know your thoughts in the comments, and if you have any products to recommend then please let me know 🙂

K x

 

 

It’s the small things

Last week i had one of the most productive “good mom” feeling days I have had in a while, we had plans to meet up with a friend of mine for a picnic at the lake so our children could run around and play while we chat!

So we got up early, packed a huge lunch and even condiments to make sandwiches, we had all kinds of fruit and snacks and set on our way.

Immediately the kids bolted to the playground and daddy was first round spectator while I prepped some sandwiches and played best fiends to pass the time till my friend and her family arrived.

Mid streak of my green leaves in level 66 I heard a lady whisper “excuse me” behind me, it was a gorgeous blonde haired woman in a dilemma, Her daughter had filled her nappy and they had forgotten their baby wipes, Of course I responded with a “Oh my gosh of course, I have been there plenty of times” And handed her the whole packet so she could use as many as she needed.

It made me think about times where I have forgotten something as simple as the baby wipes, I felt useless, the mean girl voice would tell me that i was a bad mom for forgetting something like wipes. Now i’m definitely not saying that she felt this way but we never know what people are feeling or thinking. I would have loved to have had the courage to ask a random person for wipes, for me: I would have just accepted defeat and gone home, despite having only just arrived. So to be able to do something like help a new mom out with a few baby wipes could have helped her make the most of her afternoon in the sun.

Look out for one another, even the smallest thing could change someones life

K x

Luxe Fitness – First Impression

My Instagram has been inundated with encouragement and likes in regard to my post about my Luxe Fitness Protein Powder Purchase, So I wanted to give a little first impression on my order experience and first taste etc.

Ordering and Shipping: The process was easy to follow and super quick, it arrived really quickly too, I ordered on Friday night and it arrived 3 pm on Monday afternoon.

Packaging: It came in a cute small box and everything was packaged safely in bubble wrap. The label and the presentation of the actual product is super modern and appealing, I’m obsessed with the overall presentation. It is definitely Aesthetically pleasing!

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Taste Test: I got the Vanilla Flavor, purely because i thought it would be more universal in different flavored smoothies and would taste great with various fruits etc, But obviously I wanted to try it on its own first. I mixed it with milk for the first try as i find protein shakes tend be a lot creamier mixed that way and boy was it good!! OMG it was super creamy, and so yummy!! And I’m not a huge Vanilla person but i really enjoyed it, It mixed really well, it wasn’t lumpy or grainy and it was enjoyable right to the end of the cup. I have yet to try it with water or mix it in a fruit smoothie but I’m excited to experiment with different fruits and flavors.

As for any progress or the fat-burner, I will be keeping a journal of how I am doing and any progress I make, but overall, So far I am super impressed and i’m excited to see where it takes me!

K x

 

 

Why all the Envy!?

Honestly the amount of false hatred caused by envy that I hold in my Heart makes me wonder why I’m not having heart attacks! I have a friend who is an AMAZING blogger ( like i have wanted to be a blogger/vlogger for over 5 years with zero motivation, and here she comes with a goal and boom she does it!) Then I know other people who have been vlogging on YouTube for 5 minutes compared to my 5 years and they are BOOMING! and here i am with my small outreach but instead of using that to drive me to do better, im moping about how everyone i know is better than me at things i have been wanting to do forever compared to their 4 minutes!

I feel hatred, i feel jealousy, i feel mad but the only thing i know for sure is those feelings are just a mask for depression and frustration toward myself for not getting off my now VERY fat arse and doing something about it, not fueling that desire by the negative feelings, instead i wallow… Yeah, real smart Kristy!

Side note: if you are or know who im referencing please try to see this as my journey towards self improvement because if i really look deep down, i feel those things towards myself, not you. My true and honest feelings toward you as a person is pride, pride that you are able to succeed at things im not, pride that you are achieving your goals and pride that you are walking your path.

Now back to inner rage… I sit here full from eating 2 pies, 1/4 bag of snake lollies, 1/8 block of chocolate and a late lunch of KFC and knowing that ive expressed this rage before and nothing, I have set goals before and nothing, i have even written goals in a previous post and still reverted back to where i was, i lose weight and reward myself with food i crave like a little excited puppy. So how do i change, how do i force myself to kick this inner lazy unmotivated bitch out of my head so i can start to feel pride for myself and reach my own goals!

I want to be a mediating, yoga doing, vegan who vlogs and writes her blog, I wanna receive products and items to review for people who care about my opinion, i wanna be able to jump on a trampoline with my kids and not sit on the sidelines watching my sister-in-law play with my kids instead because i exceed the weight limit and don’t wanna break it. but most of all i want to love myself, i dont wanna hate who i am, i dont wanna set goals and just not do them.

Have you experienced this, do you have any tips to help me, or do you just want to share your story too? don’t be shy, knowing you are not alone when you feel the most isolated is the best feeling ever.

K x

 

#1 Breakfast Crepes!

I found this recipe from Maria at Happy Mum Happy Child (Do we see a pattern here) Shes popular for a reason guys!

This recipe is amazing! It made enough for our family of 4 and left us feeling 100% satisfied but not gross and bloated like some recipes can do

All you need is ::

1 ½ cups of milk

4 Large eggs

1 cup of Flour (we used Gluten free but you can use any all purpose flour)

3 Tablespoons of butter (we didn’t have a lot of butter left so I used 1 ½Tablespoons of butter and 1 ½ Tablespoons of Rice Bran oil)

¼ Teaspoon of Salt

2-3 Teaspoons of sugar (I like mine sweet so i used 3)

Mix all of your ingredients together in either a blender, Kitchen-whiz, hand-mixer or by hand if you have none of the above, we have a kitchen-whiz mixer thing so i threw all of the ingredients in the bowl provided and let it mix together for about 5-10 minutes until the mixture was foamy/bubbly

Don’t panic if its really runny- its meant to be like that!

Place your mixture into the fridge for 30 minutes (i forgot about mine so it was there for about 45 mins)

Once chilled- place your frying pan of choice on a medium to low heat (you don’t wanna burn them) and using whatever utensil you desire place a small dollop ( i love that word!) into the center of your pan and the idea is to tilt your pan like Gordon Ramsey to spread the mixture to the edges of the pan so your left with a very thin, almost transparent circle of goodness. During each cooking time DO NOT leave its side, they are very delicate and emotional Crepes and should not be left alone! ios_emoji_face_with_tears_of_joy they shouldn’t take any longer than a minute each side. Once they are cooked I like to place them on a plate in the over at a VERY low temperature, no higher than 50°c to keep the warm till your are ready to serve.

If you make this recipe don’t forget to tag me @spillsnserenity and @happymumhappychild or send me your photos! Id love to see your creations and what you thought!

Enjoy!

K x