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Brand Review – Snow Fox Skin Care

Brand Review – Snow Fox Skin Care
http://www.snowfoxskincare.com

Last week I was privileged enough to receive a sample pack of the newly launched Snow Fox Skin Care line. This amazing skin care line is completely vegan, which makes me extremely happy. I love how businesses are recognising and becoming aware that people don’t want to purchase goods that have been tested on animals, and going one step furthers – purchasing goods that sell in countries that require testing by law.

Snow Fox Skin Care is the baby of Phoebe Song who suffered from her own skin issues and wanted to create a product that was natural, pure and potent. Phoebe took her brand to the next level by ensuring her products aren’t sold in China which require testing on animals to be sold there.

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There are 3 products to the line;
* Soothing Facial Cleansing Mousse
* Arctic Breeze Detox Masks
* Defence Mutli-Cream (being multi use, you can use this as a primer, day/night cream and even a blender with foundation)

Soothing Facial Cleansing Mousse
This fun cleanser removes dirt and grease without drying the skin. One of the ingredients is organic peppermint oil and this provides a cooling zing when rinsing off the skin.

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Arctic Breeze Detox Mask
The Arctic Breeze Detox Mask is made with 100 per cent organic cotton. It provides added moisture and is the perfect mask to complete a freshly cleansed face. It’s easy to use and does not leave any mess. While masking, this provided a tingling sensation and you could feel the magic ingredients working away. Once removed, my skin felt instantly hydrated and smooth.

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Defence Multi-Cream
A cream that you can use as a primer, day/night cream or even to blend your favourite foundation? How convenient. I love finding multi use products to try and cut down my skincare regime. There is definitely no cutting corners with this cream. It has a lovely light weight feel to it and went onto my skin effortlessly.

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Some people may find these products heavily scented, however it is scented with organic oils. I personally love the fresh scent of peppermint and recommend this line to all who are looking for an alternative skincare line that has some great values.

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Brand in Focus: Pure Nut Macadamia Skin Care

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I have written about my love for Pure Nut Macadamia Skin Care several times on Instagram. I met Ann at the LifeInstyle event held in Melbourne. With The Happy Organic Girl concept still just a baby, I was nervous to talk with stallholders there. I’m not actually sure why, perhaps it was due to feeling like a fraud amongst all these amazing businesses. I had only just started my website and I actually didn’t sell any products. However Ann was just so lovely and put my mind at ease, taking the time to explain her products in detail and with such passion.

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Ann and her family moved from the city to her Husband’s hometown in country Northern NSW to live on a 50 acre macadamia farm. Ann soon took an interest in the healing properties of the macadamia nut and from there her business was born.

Macadamia oil is very nourishing and brings much needed moisture to the skin. I have been using the Man Oil on my tattoo’s and the colour it brings back to them is amazing. I also smooth a tiny bit on my hair when I’ve finished straightening it to help with frizz!

I also adore the exfoliating body scrub with orange and lavender, this smells divine and has such a lovely texture. This leaves your skin feeling extremely refreshed.

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Be sure to pop over and have a look at Ann’s Instagram (@purenutskincare), it is serious goals with gorgeous styled photos.
http://www.purenut.com.au

Enjoy!

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Lip a little!

Lips are always overlooked in the beauty stakes yet I believe they are the second most important feature on the face, second to the under eye area!

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As part of my #selfcaresunday I always do a little lip treatment at the same time as my masks and cleansers. Living in Melbourne my lips tend to become quite chapped very easily. Here I will share with you my easy to follow lip care steps!

Step 1 – Scrub it
Lip Scrub, Frank Body – http://www.frankbody.com

I recall being in my early teens and using a little toothpaste on the toothbrush to scrub my lips, the horror! The younger Renee did not realise but the toothpaste is actually drying. What is needed is a highly moisturising scrub, like Frank Body!
This coffee infused scrub is heaven, the scent subtle and it tastes great. A little goes a long way, it’s also affordably priced at $12.95.

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Step 2 – Mask it
Rose Lip Mask, Sephora  – http://www.sephora.com.au

These super handy, one time use Rose Lip Masks by Sephora are heavenly. The scent again is subtle and they leave your lips feeling plump and hydrated.
I was happy that once removed it didn’t leave any sticky residue.
The only disappointing thing is Sephora, although stating they are cruelty free they do sell in China which technically does not mean they are cruelty free.
Good price point at $4.00 per single mask.

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Step 3 – Protect it
Rosehip Seed Lip Cream, Aesop – http://www.aesop.com

I am a big fan of the Aesop brand as they are a cruelty free brand that originated in Melbourne, Australia.  I love this brand due to the fact they don’t sell in China therefore can actually say that their products are cruelty free!
The Rosehip Seed Lip Cream has a pleasant scent and although it is a cream, absorbs well into the lips. It leaves a nice texture, however I find the taste unpleasant. I still use it often though due to how it leaves my lips feeling.

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Step 4 – Nourish it
Beauty Fix Balm, The Beauty Chef – http://www.thebeautychef.com

Ah the magical Beauty Fix Balm by The Beauty Chef. Honestly, this fixes everything! I love it, and did you know it has chickpeas in it! This is a multi use balm, I use it on my lips and cuticles and sometimes even on my elbows.
This is a non drying balm and is super hydrating. You also get heaps of product, this jar is 30g so will last for ages. I purchased this through Adore Beauty for $24.95, I highly recommend this balm.

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What is your favourite face and body treatment! I would love to hear!