The Secret to Flawless Skin?

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Tonight’s blog is about the new Mecca Maxima Banana Bake products that I was lucky enough to be sent to try. So I thought I would share my honest thoughts and review.

For $50AUD The products in the set include;

– Banana bake loose powder

– banana bake setting spray

– bake and set brush

Also available is the Banana bake pressed powder which is $24AUD.

I have tried and used each product available in the Banana bake range and here is what I think of them;

Banana bake loose powder

The banana bake loose powder is a lightweight slightly glowy setting powder, a little goes a long way and it leaves the under eyes area looking smooth and bright.

What I love about it;

It has a glowy finish to make them complexion look fresh.

What I don’t like about it;

I feel like it lowers my concealer coverage under the eyes slightly.

I rate it;

8/10

Banana bake setting spray

The banana bake setting spray is a great way to keep your makeup in place!

What I like about it;

I never get oily when I use it!

What I don’t like about it;

Its main ingredient is alcohol so not so great for any dry skin babes!

I rate it;

5/10

Bake and Set Brush

The bake and set brush is a two sided brush designed to pick up the perfect amount of powder.

What I love about it;

The bristles are soft and it’s so cheap to buy.

What I don’t like;

I wish the fluffy side of the brush was bigger.

I rate it;

8/10

Banana bake pressed powder

The banana bake pressed powder is similar to the loose in the way that it has a glowy finish. I find the powder to be softer and higher in pigment.

What I like about it;

It leaves the skin looking flawless.

What I don’t like about it;

Honestly nothing, the pressed powder doesn’t have the fault that I found in the loose. It doesn’t lower the coverage it actually makes it more full coverage.

I rate it;

10/10

Overall;

The products are beautiful, high quality and so cheap!

Are they worth the buy;

100%, especially either of the powders.

Below I included a picture of me using the powders lightly.

Has anyone had a chance to try the powders?

What did you think of them? Or do you have any other powders you recommend?

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Trying out Goddess Nutrition!

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Welcome back to my page! or welcome if your new here!

Recently, I was sent an amazing set of goodies from Goddess Nutrition. On their Site they offer supplements, accessories and also soon active wear!

In the pack they sent me they included the following;

BCAAs In Juicy Apple Flavour

Which is valued at 14.99 Pound or $26.75AUD

Pre Workout in Blue Slush Flavour

Which is Valued at 19.99 Pounds or $35.65AUD

Appetite Suppressors

Valued at 9.99 Pounds or 17.82AUD

Thermogenic Fat Burner

Valued at 14.99Pounds or $26.75 AUD

And a bunch of Sample size Proteins

Valued at 1.99Pound each or $3.55AUD

I wanted to make sure I gave them a massive try before I shared my experience with you so I tested them for the last 2 weeks; On my gym days I used the Fat Burner, Appetite Suppressors, Pre workout and then Protein. Then on my rest days I had the Fat Burner, Appetite Suppressors and BCAAs.

For this review, I will separately review each product; talking about the benefits of the products, what I like/What I would change and the taste.

BCAAS:

What are BCAAs’

  1. They Promote Protein Synthesis
  2. Stops your muscles breaking down and getting used for energy
  3. They can make you feel less tired

For the BCAAs I got the flavour, Juicy Apple.

The flavour isn’t very strong and is slightly powdery but still easy to drink, I definitely noticed a difference in my recovery time while using them as well.

What I love; Faster recovery time so I can get the most of my workouts!

What I would Change; I wish the flavour was a little sweeter

Taste; 7/10

Results; 9/10

 

Pre Workout:

What is the point of pre workout?

Pre-workout is made up from a combination of ingredients directly related to increasing performance. It is designed as a drink to have before training to give you more energy to be able to work out harder for longer.

Ingredients included;

  • Beta Alanine – 3g
  • Creatine – 3g
  • Caffeine – 200mg
  • BCAA – 1g
  • Arginine – 0.4g
  • Glutamine – 0.4g

For the Pre Workout I got the Blue Slush Flavour. Blue Slush made me think of Blueberries; it didnt taste like blueberries but it was really nice and actually tasted like those blue slush puppies you can get!

What I love; I felt a buzz really quickly and I didnt crash hard either! Plus I got multiple PBs while using it.

What I would change; took a bit of effort to mix through but thats not uncommon.

Taste; 9/10

Results; 10/10

 

Appetite Suppressors and Fat Burner Capsules:

What do appetite suppressors do?
Appetite suppressors help to increase the serotonin levels in your brain in order to suppress your body’s hunger cravings. Appetite Suppressors are useful for when you need to cut your daily calorific intake down. Combining appetite suppressors with a healthy diet and regular exercise regime will help you to reduce your caloric intake, and therefore lose weight as they help your body to stop thinking it needs to over-eat.

What does Thermogenic Fat burner do?
Thermogenesis is the process of burning calories to produce heat. Taking thermogenic fat burners increases your natural level of burning calories and therefore increases your metabolic rate. This means you will be burning more calories than you would have done naturally. Thermogenic Fat Burners are also known to help give you an energy boost!

How were they;

I use them both in conjunction and really do notice a difference; the capsule form is easy to swallow and doesn’t give me heart burn like I have experienced with other fat burners or appetite suppressors before. The fat burner has a detox effect I find, which I think makes it more obvious its working.

Taste; no taste but easy to swallow

Results; 10/10

 

Protein Samples;

How does their protein effect the body?
Protein is essential in the human body and for overall health and well-being. It is a nutrient that breaks down to repair and grow strong bones, muscles, hair, skin and organs. Protein is one of the major structural components found in every cell of your body. It expends more energy digesting than carbohydrates or fats which means that people consuming more protein may see faster fat loss than someone on a low-protein diet. If you find yourself hungry all day you are potentially not eating enough protein. Protein takes longer to digest then carbs or fats so should keep you feeling fuller for longer. While you can get protein from meats, dairy, eggs and fish (or legumes, nuts and seeds for vegetarians) it is widely believed that an active person requires more protein than the average person, particularly for muscle recovery. This is where Protein shakes come in!

Flavours I tried;

Banana Marshmallow, Belgian Chocolate, Coconut Ice-cream, Strawberries and cream and Vanilla milkshake for the Complete recovery shakes and Gingerbread cupcake and Raspberry cheesecake for the slimming meal replacement. They are all easy to drink and mix well, they keep me full and don’t make me bloated! They are also Vegetarian friendly and gluten free.

Favourite Flavour; Strawberries and cream

Least Fave Flavour; Vanilla milkshake; still delicious but a lot more boring compared to the other flavours.

Taste; 9/10

Results; 9/10

 

Thank you so much for reading! I hope you enjoyed this post! Massive thank you to Goddess Nutrition for sending me these goodies, I am in love with the Pre workout!

Let me know if you’re planning on trying any of these products, or want to, in the comments section below! I can also answer any questions. 

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Sugar Baby Beauty Skincare and Makeup Review!


Hey Lovelies, welcome back to my blog, or if this is the first time here welcome! Ive been trying out a bunch of products from Sugar Baby Beauty including sheet masks, body scrubs, hair treatments and some cosmetics.

This review will focus on the skincare side of the products I have used. There are six sheet masks Lets be clear, Express glow, Peeling great, Goodbye to dry, Never confuse the moment and Are you a firm Believer.

I was really impressed with all of these masks the Lets be clear was definitely my favourite, I will definitely be re-purchasing. After using them my skin was left feeling amazing, soft, clean and just over all refreshed. The smell of the masks isn’t the best, but this is common with sheet masks. If i had to explain how they smelt I would have to say it reminds me of chlorine but honestly it isn’t a big deal and doesn’t put me off wearing them. These masks retail at $6.95 each which is a pretty good price for a sheet masks as they normally range from about $5 to $15 each. I am a big fan of sheet masks and I am really impressed with the quality of the Sugar Baby ones.


The second products I have tried from them is the Coconut scrub, which I am absolutely in love with, it smells nice, leaves my skin soft and leaves very little mess because it is a sugar scrub rather then a Coffee scrub. It has a sweet smell and leaves a bit of coconut oil on the skin even after the sugar is gone, I like scrubs that do this because you can feel an instant difference in your skin.

The Hair treatment smells lovely, I have used it once, it was hard to tell much difference after one use, I find i prefer pure oil treatments and I was expecting an oil. But this one is a cream. I will continue to try it and can hopefully give a better review later.

If you have tried these, I would love to know what you think of them.

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Current skincare regime ✨

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Today I will be telling you about my current skincare regime, if your anything like me, you are constantly searching for the perfect skincare products. Whether it be the perfect cleanser, that cleans deep without drying out your skin or even the perfect spot cream or serum to get rid of those annoying hormonal pimples. I myself suffer from mild acne, I have my good skin days and my bad. My 19th birthday was just over a week ago and for my birthday I got a few vouchers, so I did some shopping! My first stop was Mecca maxima, while I was there I got some help from staff on skincare products they recommend. Luckily the lovely lady I got also had combination skin like me, so she told me what she used. Long story short I ended up buying; philosophy skincare purity cleanser, which is currently a cult favourite. Mario badescu drying lotion and buttermilk moisturiser. I had heard of the drying lotion before and was pretty eager to try it.  All three of the products I bought were cheap for higher end brands. They were all about $20 each, which isn’t a lot compared to drug store products which can be close to the same price, but no where near the quality. 

I have been using these since the night I got them, after three days I could already see a big difference in my skin. 

I would definitely recommend these products to anyone looking for some new products to try. I will definitely be buying them again. 

Has anyone tried these before?

If so what did you think of them? 

If not, will you consider trying them now?