Verdem Skincare Launch – QVB, Sydney

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Would you try a snake venom creme as an alternative to Botox? Or have your face covered in 24 carat gold or liquid diamonds? Well i did. I went to launch of Verdem the other day where you get the chance to try all the expensive skincare and treatments. Verdem combines multiple high end (and new to our market) brands such as Origani, Lionesse, Celestolite,Venofye… to name a few. The launch was amazing with delicious canapes and Chandon to celebrate the opening of something new and bit different at QVB.

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The first treatment i have tried was the Black Pearl’s 24k gold facial mask on one side of my face so i could tell you the difference later. Cannot tell you exactly the RRP was over $1000 for a jar of liquid gold.

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We all have heard of similar masks and treatments with use of 24K gold BUT here is one little twist that made me speechless, you do not remove this mask the same way you do any other! You use a real magnet that comes with the jar and it, literally, sucks out all the gold that has been absorbed in your pores, it takes out the gold particles and also all the dirt and impurities from your skin. Just check it out, the beautician did not even touch my skin with it and here is the result of what came out!

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This is by far the most expensive brand i have ever came across, complete skincare range will cost you a fortune or few grand to say the least. But results were amazing! My skin looked so clean and flawless for days after that quick treatment. My pores were very clear too. So if you do have that kinda money, by all means go ahead and spoil yourself because is absolutely worth it!

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The other side of my face tried the snake venom mask by Venofye. This mask supposed to work the same way  botox does, but obviously without the needles involved. It gets very hot once you put it on you face but once you take the mask of you can see the result instantly. I mean there is nothing drastic, but skin looks tightened and more plumped.

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Verdem have amazing range of products to try, to me, they are quite unique. Like for exactly the Diamond peel from Lionesse. Liquid diamonds are put on your skin, then easily peeled off revealing the smoothest, brightest skin. Very impressive1-13

I only tried it on my hand as i had no space left on my face from all the treatments applied, but this is what it looks like

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Another great brand i have tried at Verdem is Gaya cosmetics. Which is natural make up line. I am going to be honest, i am yet to find a good natural make-up brand and this one did not impress me much to commit to it.

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I loved the lipsticks and mascara ( that we got to take home) but once again i am disappointed with the foundations and facial powders, uneven consistency and pores are even more visible after the application. So yes to everything in Gaya collection except for the foundation/powders.

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I did get a quick make over and my skin looked amazing after all the treatments, as you can see

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The event was a lot of fun. Thank you Verdem for inviting me and treating me like a queen.

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Dessert came with little gold leaves, how sweet 🙂

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Pure Hair Food for Your Hair

Pure hair food hair care range is like a green smoothie for your hair. It doesn’t contain any nasties or paraben and sulphate , it is natural, it is organic, it is nourishing and it makes your hair smell amazing. Pure hair food is all about health and mindfulness, it does not support animal testing and it’s Australian made.

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Pure Hair Foods have a large selection of product to suit any type of hair. Some natural shampoos leave you feeling like you have some residue  left on your hair after you wash and dry it. But not Pure Hair Foods! Hair is soft and silky and full of volume. My hair is fine so they sent me Boost Your Hair shampoo and conditioner along with some styling products such as Curl Your Hair Antifreeze  and Smooth Your Hair Blowwave Creme. Which is perfect as i blow dry my hair all the time for shoots and on day to day basis. So far i am very happy with the result and i love knowing that i am using natural and cruelty free products.

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Nothing negative to add about this product except the pump on one of the products doesn’t seem to be working, it just won’t pop up, but i think that’s a lot of products out there anyway.

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ASI – The Immortal Mask

They call it immortal for a reason. This is Dermal Face Lift Mask from Australian Skin Institute, developed specifically to combat aging.

The Dermal Face Lift mask dramatically reduces the visible signs of aging on the entire face and ensures 24 hour lasting hydration. An instant wrinkle filling, rejuvenating and plumping effect is provided by boosting collagen, elastin, and hydration.

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I’ve tried it and i absolutely love it! It truly does reduce fine lines ( and you get a bit of them when you are over 30 ),plumps up your skin, improves skin tone and hydrates. Whilst on, it felt like any other sheet masks but the result was drastic! So if you are looking for a quick result and instant skin improvement especially if you are going out for an event, this is the way to go.

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The key ingredients are Copper Tripeptide-1, sh-Oligopeptide-1, sh-Oligopeptide-2, sh-Polypeptide-1, sh-Polypeptide-2 and you can purchase this mask either in a packet of  five ($208.95) or single sheets ( $54.95 per sheet).

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Grown Alchemist – Review

Real beauty and anti-aging results without harmful chemicals is what this brand is all about.Grown Alchemist is another great organic skin care range that i would highly recommend to anyone looking for a natural approach to prevent ageing.You can read more about their philosophy and what they use in their products  here.

Grown Alchemist is a very stylish and chic brand. I love how they incorporate cool and trendy appeal with natural ingredients. I absolutely love their clean and simplistic packaging. These products not only look good on your skin but also on your bathroom shelf. It is worth mentioning that Grown Alchemist is very affordable, some of the serums might be high end in terms of price and ingredients, but this is the case with most brands.

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Cactus Skin Care Review

In case you are wondering whether this skincare is made of an actual cactus, it is. Or cactus extracts to be more specific. The reasons for that are the anti-oxidant and anti-aging properties found in cactus plant.

Last Spring and most of the Summer i changed my skin care routine a little bit and went for non-toxic ,chemicals free and organic skin care. What you put on your skin will end up in your blood stream so going with natural creams and serums seemed like the right thing to do.

Cactus skin care is relatively new so I gave it a go as it started to become a big thing in the world of Instagram and a lot of girls I knew were using it.

A big selling point was that the company does not test on animals and also that you can order a small trial pack before purchasing full size products. That’s a pretty good way to see whether the product is right for you!Back when they started, the trial pack was free, it is now $5. Trial packs are gorgeously presented in a cute envelope filled with dried flowers and a very personal hand written letter .  After I’ve used my trial pack I’ve purchased full size products for Combination skin.

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My Trial Pack

Lemon Myrtle Cleanser was by far my favourite product of all, it literally makes your skin feel squeaky clean and it smells divine. White Clay Mask is also pretty good and feels very gentle on the skin. All cream and serums are super hydrating and don’t leave your skin feeling greasy. As you can see from the picture above, I still have Cactus Intense Hydrating Cream and Intense Eye Cream. Those products lasted me forever, they are so rich in consistency that i think they will also be pretty great for the colder seasons.

If you are looking for a natural, organic skin care – Cactus Skin Care is perfect for you and suitable for any age category.

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