Monday, April 11, 2022

Oh Deer Sugar Haul!

 


Hi guys! Today's post is just a quick one (edit - turned out longer than I anticipated lol) to show you my recent haul from Oh Deer Sugar. I used to love going into their Adelaide store in Regent Arcade in the city, and smelling all their gorgeous products in person, but they've since moved interstate, so online ordering it is!

Oh Deer Sugar are the 'first non-edible bakery' and make divine smelling bath and body products such as bath bombs, crumbles, soaks and bubblebaths, and body scrubs, washes and shower steamers. Their products are really fun, such as the delightful waffle and donut bath bombs and the chocolate block soaps.

However my all-time favourite ODS products are the Soda Pop Body Scrubs and the Shower Moose Body Washes. Let's take a look at what I ordered!


Popcorn Soda Pop Body Scrub (250ml) $24.50


From the website: Smells like 'fresh hot popcorn sprinkled with sea salt and drizzled with rich caramel sauce (new scent)'

This indeed smells exactly like hot buttered popcorn. I don't know how they nail these scents, but oh boy, this smells amazing! I love the texture of the soda pop body scrubs. They also make straight up body scrub from sugar crystals and almond or coconut flour that's a dry mix and more abrasive, but I always gravitate towards the soda pop scrubs, as they have a more whipped, foamy texture that still gives a good exfoliation effect.

Some of the other Soda Pop Body Scrubs I've tried and enjoyed are the multi-coloured Love Is Love (smells like candy, rainbows and equality, lol) and the delicious cocktail inspired Pina Colada. I've also used several ODS Scrubs, but I don't like the texture as much.


Ocean Eyes Shower Moose Body Wash (100ml) $16.00


From the website: Smells like 'botanical sage and ocean waves.'

You can get these products in 250ml or 100ml; for the two shower mooses (intentional spelling, because it's Oh DEER Sugar) I opted for the smaller sizes because then I can try two different products instead of one big one, haha.

This is a gorgeous blue shade and smells really fresh and clean. It does remind me of the beach. I can't wait to try it and get the full ocean experience. Some of the other Mooses I've tried and would recommend (if they indeed still make these varieties!) are: Rose & Passionfruit, Peachy Keen and Confetti Fawn.


Lemon, Lime & Bitters Shower Moose Body Wash (100ml) $16.00


There's no fragrance description on the website for this one. But I can tell you it smells so good! It's a lovely pinky orange colour. I forgot to say ODS products are handcrafted, vegan and cruelty free. I'll give you a How To Use from the website instead:

'I'M THICK LIKE MOOSE, SCOOP ME OUT & LATHER ME ALL OVER UNTIL I BUBBLE & FOAM'.

They also included a little free sample in with my order, a small pack of Mylk Bath.

Which one of these takes your fancy?

Monday, January 31, 2022

Nail Polish Declutter

 


Hi guys! In my ongoing efforts to declutter the house and reduce my possessions, I have embarked on (and completed!) an epic nail polish declutter. Do you like numbers? I do not like numbers, but nevertheless, here are some fun digits for you:

Number of nail polishes I owned pre-declutter: 340

Number of nail polishes I binned outright: 21

Number of nail polishes I'm getting rid of: 128

Number of nail polishes I'm keeping: 191 (lol, send help). Half of them are photographed below.....




Do I need 191 different bottles of nail polish? I mean, probably not. Maybe I'll go through my collection again and be a bit more strict at some point, but for now, I am done with this.

Here are the ones I binned outright....




The 21 I threw out were completely stuffed, like either super old, smelled off or really thick and just unusable. The 128 I'm getting rid of are still OK, they are just not my cup of tea. LOL imagine having 128 nail polishes that are not your jam. That's a lot. I don't know whether to bundle these in groups of 10 and sell them or just throw them out too. It's hard to know what to do because some are new, some are used, they're all variously aged, etc.




Anyway, I'm glad I decluttered my collection. I've come to realise that reds, dark shades and pretty hot pinks are my favourite shades, going by what I've kept. And that I have a lot of weird arse shit to get rid of, lol. Although I am keeping a few nudes, neutrals and light pinks because they don't require as much time and precision when applying. I need something for when I'm short on time!




Tell me in the comments, how do you store your nail polish collection? Just in a box? Is there a nice way to display the bottles? I'm open to suggestions!

Sunday, January 2, 2022

2022 Beauty Goals

 


Hi guys! Happy New Year! The last two years have been absolutely crazy, and it seems we are still in the thick of it. I hope you're staying safe. It's a struggle sometimes, but I'm trying to stay as positive as I can whilst we are in the grips of a worldwide pandemic. Some things I've been using as a distraction; baking/cooking, walking, watching movies, decluttering and focussing on my beauty routine. Here are my Beauty Goals for 2022!



1. Complete my Beauty Desk

It feels like I've been working on this forever! I'm still currently doing my skincare and makeup in the loungeroom on a small side table, from a beauty organiser that contains a mirror. But this is where the light comes in the best! Last year I bought the famous Alex Desk and Drawers from IKEA and started setting up my new beauty area. I love the look of it so far, but I still need to buy a pretty, but functional, makeup chair (preferably in pink, lol) and a large makeup mirror. I'm just starting to research these now, and I want them to be perfect (I think this is why it's taking me so long). Let me know in the comments if you have any recommendations! I'm also going to change over the flowers to pale pink instead of super bright colours and might buy a nicer rug, too.



2. Use Up More Beauty Products and Samples

Haha I do this one every year, it seems to be a never-ending job to get through everything. If I actually stopped to think about how many creams, palettes, lipsticks, etc etc I had, I'd get completely overwhelmed. I know the beauty cupboard is well overdue for a clean out. It's just a horrible chore that I keep putting off. So I'm going to pick out just a few products to focus on finishing, like these Elizabeth Arden assorted capsules (pictured), which I love. It feels so good when you finish something and can chuck out the empty product, right?



3. Consistently Take Supplements

For a few months now, I've been using Nature's Way Beauty Collagen Mature Skin Gummies (currently half price at Chemist Warehouse here). They are orange flavoured, 99.8% sugar free and each serve (you're meant to eat 3 gummies every day) contains 5g of Verisol collagen peptides. I quite like them although I'm not sure if they're making a difference lol. Last time I shopped they weren't available so I got the berry flavoured Nature's Way Beauty Collagen Gummies (pictured) instead. They're not as strong, are slightly cheaper and contain type 1 and 3 collagen, whatever the fuck that means lol. Both of these containers hold 40 gummies, and at 3 per day, one container lasts around two weeks, which isn't long.

The other thing I take is Silicea Gel, which is great for hair, skin and nails. I actually find it has the most noticeable effect on my hair. If my hair starts looking shit, I'll add a tablespoon of this clear gel to cordial or orange juice, stir until it dissolves and drink up. Within a week my fine hair is looking fuller, healthier and is stronger. I find it helps my hair grow too. If you're hair is getting thin I'd definitely recommend trying it. The one I buy is the twin pack of Original Body Essential Silicea Gel and the cheapest place I've found it is at Chemist Warehouse here. This is the one I'm not consistent with! I only tend to start using it when my hair looks bad. But I notice when I take it daily, my hair looks at its absolute best. Guys, I'm not affiliated with Chemist Warehouse, they're not paying me and I buy these products with my own money, they are not hashtag gifted! My goal this year is to take these products every day.



4. Stick With My Eye SkinCare Routine

Last year I was sent some Freezeframe eye products, one of which was the Revitaleyes Eye Solutions.* Yes, it was PR gifted, that's what the star means, haha. I have no obligation to write about this, but OMG, it has changed my life. It's a 3 in 1 multi-tasking miracle of a product that addresses deep wrinkles, chronic puffiness and serious dark circles and it works. If you're struggling with any of these issues, please give this a go. I use this morning and night, without fail and it's made such a difference. I think I've stumbled onto something fabulous with the trio of products I'm using actually. The effectiveness of Revitaleyes actually prompted me to jump on the Freezeframe website when they were having a sale, and buy the Boost Serum (along with a Revitaleyes back up!). The Boost Serum is really effective at improving the general appearance under my eyes (most noticeably smoother skin, reduced lines and more volume) and is another Freezeframe product I'm really impressed with. The other product I'm using is L'Oreal Revitalift Filler Intensive Replumping Eye Cream  (+Hyaluronic Acid) which is great if you have eye hollows in the socket area, which make you look older and tired af as they worsen the look of dark circles. I'm finding that these three products work really well together and yes, they are a great base for makeup too (no balling up effect). If you want to try any of these, please look out for frequent sales at Priceline, Chemist Warehouse and on the Freezeframe website, you needn't pay full price!



5. Post on Instagram More

I'd really like to post on my beauty IG account @shinyglitterbug more frequently. I admit I spend way more time on my foodie account @imhungrymax and sometimes this causes me to go for long stretches without updating on beauty. It's a struggle managing multiple accounts, and now I have a personal account too, but at least there's no pressure to post there! I would also kind of like Instagram to become fun again, although I suspect that might be asking too much, lol. If I could just post at least twice a week that would be a vast improvement on last year. But I'm really against forcing myself to do something, so we'll see what happens with this one. Meanwhile if you're into food, you can follow me here haha.


Disclosure - products marked * were sent from PR. No obligation to post. Opinions are my own.