What's New - Diptyque Skin Care

Now this is a skin care line which I am very excited about. 

I'm sure by now you're probably all sick of seeing Instagram photos of Diptyque candles slowly burning away (I still can't bring myself to spend $80 on a candle, no matter how good it smells!) but I think this skin care line is something that more of us can get behind, maybe? This range of products is described as botanical based skincare inspired by traditional herbal medicines to uplift the senses and bring out skin's natural radiance.

I'm particularly interested in the Cleansing Balm and the Radiance Boosting Powder which lathers into a creamy cleanser. The Infused Facial Water also sounds lovely and would be great for freshening up throughout the day. I can already image how incredible everything in this line is going to smell! Obviously being from Diptyque this is still very much a luxury range of products, with prices ranging between $72 and $89 for us Aussies. Although it is pricey I think skin care is something which a lot of us like to invest in and, in many cases, you get what you pay for. 

Will you be trying any products from the new Diptyque range? Let me know!

Goldwell Dual Senses 60 Second Treatment Review

I love trying out new hair masks because over time I have put my hair through a lot of suffering! From bleaching and colouring it over and over again to heat styling it on a regular basis, my hair has definitely gone through its fair share of abuse. The hair mask I've been trying out recently is the Goldwell Dual Senses 60 Second Treatment*.

I use this mask from the mid lengths to the ends of my hair after shampooing and conditioning like usual and leave it in while I wash my body. As the name suggests, you only have to leave the mask in for 60 seconds to get its full effect, which is great because it means you don't have to stand around in the shower waiting for the mask to do its thing. After rinsing it out it leaves my hair feeling much more nourished and hydrated and once I've dried and styled my hair my ends are much smoother with less frizzy flyaway hairs. Although I can't really judge this mask on how well it maintains my hair colour because I haven't dyed my hair in months, it definitely does make my hair look a lot more glossy and I have noticed that it brightens up even my natural hair colour and adds dimension. It also smells amazing and the colour is a really pretty bright pink. I know that the colour doesn't really make much difference in how well it works, but it's just cute okay? Overall I think this is a really nice hair mask at a pretty affordable price and I would recommend trying it if you have colour treated hair or even if your hair is just damaged like mine.

This mask retails for $24.95 and is available from Hair House Warehouse and Price Attack. You can check out the full range of Goldwell products and salons here.

What's your favourite hair mask or treatment? Let me know in the comments!
*This product was sent to me for review.

Guess who's back...

FINALLY! It's been much longer than I anticipated (really, over a month already?!) but I'm now settled in my new place with working internet and at least some sort of daily routine, which is still a work in progress but I'm getting there! So here's my explanation of why I have been MIA this past month. I'll try to keep it brief!

As I mentioned in my previous post, the Uni session was just finishing up meaning that I was snowed under with assignments (four due on the same day to be exact!). Not only did I have 3 essays to write but I also had to complete my digital media project which was a fully functional website written entirely in HTML and CSS. Now, to say that I've never been so stressed out about an assignment before is an understatement. Essays are never an issue for me, I can churn them out fairly easily (not to toot my own horn) but I have never experienced frustration on the level which I did trying to write HTML. Despite all that, I'm happy to say that I completed my website and I'm extremely proud of the result. Understanding HTML and CSS is a massive part of my degree, so I'll most probably be taking more advanced subjects on them in the future.

University aside, I also moved out of home this month, all the way from the Illawarra to Melbourne! This was probably one of the most difficult decisions I've ever had to make but it was a necessary one. A 10 hour drive later and I've moved in with my boyfriend who recently started a job here. Other than missing my family and friends I am extremely happy to be here, I never felt attached to the city which was my 'home' and I always imagined myself moving elsewhere. Leaving my Mum was probably the hardest part of this whole process. We are extremely close and I consider her my best friend, not seeing her everyday has been a massive adjustment to make. But I'm 22 years old (almost 23, ugh) and I figured I needed to start acting like a grown up sooner or later, even though I definitely don't feel like one!

Oh, and it also took a while for us to get the internet hooked up at our apartment but now it's up and running, so you can expect much more consistent posts! I am very excited about that :)

Anyway, I think that about sums it all up. Thank you so SO much for sticking with me and for everyone who has just started following me, I really appreciate it.