As much as I love to devote a lot of time to perfecting my beauty routine every day, sometimes during the hectic phases of our life all we want to do is just get up out of bed and go straight to work. Well, I’d love to. The thing is, I’ve become so fixated and obsessive over taking care of my skin, body and hair every day that going to work or going to bed without doing at least SOMETHING for my skin and hair is a thing of nightmares for me.
I’m sure all beauty enthusiasts in Adelaide have joined me at one stage or another in lamenting over the fact that South Australia doesn’t have a Mecca Maxima store. Sure, we have three Mecca Cosmetica stores all in fairly close proximity to each other, but us Adelaidians always wanted more. A bigger store, larger product range, more store features. It begged the question, “When is South Australia going to get a Mecca Maxima store?”.
Natura Siberica is a brand that has featured on my blog multiple times, mostly because I am drawn to their products that contain unusual ingredients sourced from unique and largely unblemished parts of Siberia and Russia. Although you can find a product for literally any aspect of your beauty routine under the Natura Siberica brand umbrella (they have 12 different collections!), their body products are what pull me in time and time again. After being an admirer of the brand for so long, I am so honoured and excited to be a part of their NS Crew program, so this post will help me in my initiation by talking about three of my most favourite Natura Siberica products that keep my body in top shape all year round. At the end of the post, you may just find special offer you can take advantage of too – so keep on reading!
Cleansing my face is one of my favourite times of the day. There is nothing like ridding your face of daily pollution, dirt and impurities at the end of a long day and it’s one of my top rituals in my beauty routine. True to my nature, I like to experiment with skincare, especially with cleansers. I love discovering new formulations and ingredients, and cleansers that come in a different form or have different ingredients to the usual cleanser we are all familiar with. Through my experimentation, I’ve been using some products that either made me scratch my head a little before using, or have a list of ingredients that I found unique and interesting. This post will explore four ‘cleansers’ that give a modern approach to cleaning our skin.
Unlike my other posts, this one is not going to be so glamorous. As we all know, beauty isn’t just about a flawless complexion, blended eyeshadow and winged eyeliner sharp enough to cut a biatch. Sometimes, beauty is about those things which are in our minds, not so beautiful. We all fight battles with conditions that can lead us to think our imperfections are not ‘beautiful, and that these don’t deserve to be talked about and shown off on our blogs. Truth is, I want to talk about these things because I feel like these battles and imperfections are what make us relatable. We can learn a lot from other people experiencing similar issues, and we can seek comfort in the fact that we aren’t alone. So I want to talk about a condition that plagued me in my teenage years, and to a certain extent even today. It’s not pretty, it’s not glamorous, and it’s not pleasant. I want to talk about sweat.
It’s time for another LUSH Cosmetics limited edition range, and this time we welcome the LUSH Father’s Day collection. I thought it would be insightful to get a realistic view and opinion of the range so that if you’re thinking of purchasing something for your father you can be more confident in your choices (and so you can stop asking your Mum for gift inspiration). I enjoy bringing my family into the mix here on The Beauty & the Geek. My partner Sam has been a guest reviewer on my blog before (read his ideas on the men’s Bellobox here), but it’s time for me to introduce my Dad to the blogosphere. I’ve asked him to trial and review the LUSH Father’s Day range, a challenge he graciously (and very surprisingly) accepted.
Winter is a time when my whole beauty routine goes slightly out of whack. I feel like it’s a period of time where the number of products increase, the number of steps in my routines increase, the amount of time I dedicate to maintaining my skin increases, yet still the overall health of my skin deteriorates. I know I’m not alone here, it’s a big struggle for everyone in these harsh climatic environments. Crafted from the best that Mother Nature has to offer, Embalm Skincare is filled with many Winter beauty essentials with ingredients I love to help you preserve your luscious, smooth and hydrated skin that you said goodbye to with the closing of Summer.