Best Body Lotions



With Summer well and truly on its way Down Under i've put together a little something something of my favourite moisturising creams that i use daily and to prepare my skin for a tan. Or if i'm really feeling up to is and pampering myself.






I will freely admit that i adore anything that comes out of the House of Frank and this body cream is now one of my favourites.
I wish i could use it daily but because it's so expensive i'm a bit scared to use it all so quickly! It's got Frank's signature coffee scent to get you going first thing in the morning and added coconut oil and other oils to add back the moisture into your skin. It retails at $21.95


MOR Marshmallow Body Cream is an off white colored cream that is softly whipped designed for intense absorption. MOR is collaboration between Australian designers, Dianna Burmas and Deon St. Mor. I highly recommend this scented deep moisturizing product for those with very dry skin and would like the body cream to have a nice soft floral fragrance.Retails at $34 although i did get mine on sale for $10 from a cosmetic store.


Reef Sun has some of the nicest tanning oils that have been around for a very long time, so it is possible to say they've successfully done it again with their Coconut Body Butter. I use it daily (on my elbows) for soft and supple skin. It smells like heaven and really i just sit there smelling myself for about 5 minutes afterwards. It's thicker then the top two creams in my opinion and by far my favourite to date. contains vitamin E and aloe vera in a creamy non-greasy formulation that is moisturising and keep's skin soft, hydrated and supple. I'm pretty sure this tub retails at $12 or something like that. Quite affordable.

 


Nivea released their Q10 Moisterising cream a few years ago. I've found it helps when it get sun burnt. As it's such a light cream it goes on light and doesn't feel heavy on the burns. As for the firming side of the cream, i've never noticed it actually assist in firming my skin - although i've never used it routinely like you're supposed to to se the results. While i've seen and heard many reviews about the firming aspect i have heard this quote from Paula's Choice "This body lotion makes skin feel firmer and tighter due to its alcohol content. The drying effect of alcohol coupled with the high amount of glycerin this contains can make skin feel tighter as it dries, but it’s a fleeting, cosmetic sensation rather than your skin actually becoming firmer." Retails at $10



Bali Body's tanning oils have been a huge success - especially the cocoa tanning oil,  love it so much i just ordered another one today before my current one is out. The Bali Body's Luxe Moisturising Lotion is a bit of a rip off compared to others on the market at price value. You're paying for the packaging and the brand name - both of which i do adore. There's not much in the bottle (110ml), the smell isn't that great but it is light enough that i can put it on my face without breaking out - which is heaven for me and just about everything makes me break out. Free from artificial fragrance, parabens and synthetic chemicals this luxe body lotion will leave you with a fresh, light grapefruit scent, perfect for everyday use (but be prepared - it probably wont last very long if you use it daily and it is currently sold out). Instagram babes are raving about this product. Retails at $18.

Myra Swim Review

Trawling through Google trying to find a decent review on Myra Swimwear. I've found one, but it wasn't quite what i was after. If i'm going to spend so much money on a tiny bikini i want to ve reassured when i make that purchase i'm going to love it.
I've had an issue with their customer service in the past, unfortunately the owner threatened to block me after i asked another girl her size on Myra's instagram post. The other girl commented on how she believes "they're obviously made in Asia and the sizes were fucked". The owner - said if i couldn't just email her team my questions and kept asking them on instagram she would block me. I spoke to the other girl privately about the owners threat and the girl must have gone back to the owner because then the owner came back at me and had a go at me "for sending my friends after her".  I have not made a purchase from them again.  Seriously who would want to after that experience!

I have an Elle one piece in the medium and it barely fits my size 8-10 frame, i have also tried one of the older bikini styles and it looked fucking awful on me. I cried when i saw my reflection i was so disappointed. I had wanted this bikini for soooooo long. So now i'm torn between purchasing one of the newer bikini sets (but i have no idea what size to get, their sizes don't seem to be accurate) or sticking to my guns and not purchasing anything due to my negative experience with their customer service.



No Weigh In December

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 Can i just say that i don't normally weigh myself much at all, only when i feel like i've gained weight to i even look in the same direction as the scales at my mums, i don;t even own my own set. I am kinda a few days late, okay nearly two weeks late in sharing this BUT December is a month full of happiness, stresses and good food.. I believe that it's stupid to add to more stresses with trying to lose weight and reach your goal number on the scales. No matter what age you are, this time of the year you likely have a stress whether it be a bunch of finals or  targets at work, Christmas presents or  bills. There's no need to add to that stress with probably unreasonable expectations.

Don’t get me wrong, I am still going to work towards my goal and push hard towards it, but i'm not going to track it. If I don’t reach that goal - it will be ok as long as I know I worked hard and ate well throughout the month.

Join Me on my No-Weigh December? Do you think you can last the month without access to a scale? I know that i can!

 

Moana Bikini Paradise Found Review


Today i spent the afternoon at the river with Monty trying not to get too burnt, i now smell like chocolate thanks to my Bali Body Cocoa tanning oil (which is amazing and i just ordered more!)
I got to try out my new Moana Bikini. Moana doesn't come cheap at all and sometimes i feel like it's totally a rip off but then i remember how much i love the material on my skin and the colours and styles aren't like any other brand. Then i'm totally okay with forking out $175 for this bikini.


I'm wearing the currently sold out Skittel Bottoms but due to be restocked on the 10th of December, right on time for last minute Christmas shopping for your lovely ladies. Also not pictured in these photos was the matching mix and match Double Knot Vela top which fits just like a charm!


 There also may or may not have been some skinny dipping followed after these photos as well. Makes for a very risky swim, luckily for us, we were the only ones down this end of the bend.
I wear a medium in all of Moana's styles, they're made a lot small so the really petite and younger girls are able to wear them as well.


I've also ordered the Sushi Roll bottoms from eBay because it turns out there was a girl selling a few of the styles brand new for $10-15 less then Moana was. Needless to say i'm now folloing her for updates on other styles that she's going to upload. Seriously hate the fact that the tax isn't included in the advertised price! I thought it should be since it's owned and run by an Australian in Australia!
So the Sushi bottoms are only going to be $83 from eBay instead of $94 and they should actually arrive faster then this latest bikini because there wasn't a mad rush to buy them. Praise the lord someone was looking after my bank account.