6 Jul 2016

Product Review || Healthy Food Subscription Boxes


I'm back with a foodie post!!

I'm here to tell you about 2 different healthy food subscription boxes!
Now I'm a massive beauty lover, but I love trying out new food more, BUT! at the same time, watch what is going into my belly and making sure its good for me.
That is why I have chosen food subscription boxes that contain HEALTHY products.

The two I purchased to try out are Goodness Me Box and The Sugarfree Box.

Lets start with the Goodness Me Box.

Full of yummy clean eats each month, this healthy box of treats is $25 per month with free shipping. You can also choose to purchase a quarterly, bi-annual or annual subscription which in turn, drops the price of the monthly box.

With all items, they must fall into at least two of the following categories to be included: organic, sustainable, raw, gluten free, dairy free, sugar free or vegan.

With 6-10 picks in each box each month, this one is definitely value for money (June box actually contained 11 items!)
Adding the RRP of all full sized items (only 2 were small samples) it was around $40 in value, so straight off the bat, you are almost getting double your money back in SNACKS! Who could be upset about that??



Inside were the following goodies.

1.   Hart & Soul: Coconut Lentil Soup. $3.99
2.   Dr Karg's: Organic Crispbread. (Classic 3-Seed) (200g pack) $6.95
3.   Flavr: All Natural Water Enhancer. (Vanilla Lime) $5.95
4.   Well Naturally: No Sugar Added Dark Chocolate. $2.80
5.   Qi Tea: Organic Relax Tea. (Orange Chai) $4.99
6.   Live Organic: Extra Gentle Shea Butter Natural Soap. (90g) $5.99
7.   Celebrate Health: Organic Coconut Water. $3.00
8.   The Health Food Guys: Raw Protein Bites. (Coffee & Wattleseed) $4.50
9.   Leda Nutrition: Banana Leda Bar. $1.90
10. Pure By Phytocare: Papaya Ointment. $8.95
11. Blue Dinosaur: Paleo Bars. (Mac' Lemon) $3.95

Sooooo, as you can see... REALLY great value for money! Lots of little goodies to snack on and try! I haven't tried any of these bits before, except the sugar free chocolate (which was mint flavoured and I wasn't the biggest fan of it)

For a first impressions box, I'm loving it! So many cool bits inside and nothing that I wouldn't try out! I will definitely be keeping this box for a while longer!


Next up is the Sugar Free Box.


Sugar free box is pretty self explanatory. It's full of healthy goodies that are close to or 100% sugar free!
All products need to contain less than 5g of sugar per 100g and be free of hidden sugars and artificial sweeteners.
You can also get a vegan version of the box.

Same deal as above, you can do a month to month sub or you can go quarterly, bi-anual or annual.
Although there is the exception of getting the jumbo box for $39 per month (free shipping) OR you can go for the mini box at $25 per month. Stated as "all of the faves of the jumbo box, packed in a little box"
I went for the jumbo box and inside I received the following:

1. Mingle Seasoning. 120g $12.95
2. Nutrition Warrior: Super Protein Blend. 50g $7.95
3. The Haus of Health: Bean Bonanza Food Toppers. 100g $5.50
4. Matka Organic Blend Tea. 75g $22.95
5. Crazy as a Coconut: Coconut Oil. $1.50 per sachet.
6. Caveman Food: Lamb Coconut Curry. 400g $12.50

RRP of this box adds up to $66.35, so again, great value for money!

If I were to choose between the two, I'd have to say I was far more impressed with the Goodness Me Box. I think it's because it's full of more snacks than anything else.
Although I thought last months Sugarfree Box was better than this months.

I think July will be the decider if I keep the Sugarfree Box or just stay with the one.
Goodness Me Box's July box is going sugar free! SO! it will be the ultimate battle!

Have you tried any kind of food subscription services before?

Do you have any you'd like me to review?

Leave me a comment below!

Xx


*Disclaimer:

These subscription boxes were paid for using my own money and are not a paid advertisement for either company. I genuinely like to read reviews on things before I purchase and get a little more info or insight into the product.

14 Jun 2016

Product Review || Royal Essence Candle



I'm back with something I'm pretty excited to tell you about!

I was lucky enough to be contacted by the lovely people at Royal Essence to try out one of their beautiful soy wax candles.

Umm... Of course I wanted to!! I consider myself a bit of a candle connoisseur. AKA i own and burn a lot of them.
The thing that makes these candles different from all of the others on the market?
THEY HAVE JEWELLERY INSIDE THEM!!

With a number of different scents to choose from, there's something for everyone. From sweet desserts, to juicy fruits and earthy freshness. Such decisions!

My final choice of fragrance was based on the fact that I had never seen another candle that was scented with WHITE CHOCOLATE!!!
I mean come on, how could I resist??




The Royal Essence candles are Australian made (big plus!) and hand poured with 100% soy wax with a natural cotton wick.
Now the jewellery (rings, necklace or earrings) hidden inside these candles can be anything from a $10 piece of costume jewellery made from alloys (lead and nickel free) to sterling silver pretties to a 14K gold ring with a value of up to $2000!
Pretty frickin' impressive!

I was literally like a child looking out the window, waiting for the postman to deliver this package so I could light it up and get to that buried treasure!!

The white chocolate scent is to die for! I wouldn't say it smells like a block of Milky Bar, but it's definitely a chocolate/vanilla swirl that isn't sickly and leaves a beautiful scent around the home.




Now I don't know if i was just a lucky one, but I read that some people had to burn their candles for days before the little silver parcel inside was revealed. Total burn time for this monster is up to 80 hours!!
I'd say mine was burning for around 3-4 hours before the top of the silver foil was showing (It was only around 2 cms from the top) All it took was a pair of tweezers and a little wiggle and out came the gift!




I'm going to be 100% honest. I wasn't expecting much when it came to the gift inside. But when I unraveled that little silver parcel, I was SUPER chuffed with what I found!!




Hidden inside a little clear ziplock bag wrapped in tin foil was this absolutely beautiful silver ring!! 

Enclosed was a little note that read: "CONGRATULATIONS! YOU'VE WON A $100-$500 JEWEL! POST THIS TAG WITH THE RING ON OUR FB FOR THE RRP"

I quickly snapped a pic and inboxed Royal Essence on Facebook to ask for the details in private, as I wanted the reveal to be left for the blog!

I couldn't believe it when I heard back, that this ring is 925 Stirling Silver with Swarovski elements with a RRP of $325!!!

I actually couldn't believe it... This is genuinely a ring that I will definitely wear and I was so shocked  that I received it! 
And even more exciting was the fact that it fits my chubby fingers!! haha




These would make absolutely amazing birthday presents for friends and family. I am really impressed with the quality of everything and will definitely be buying more of these in the future. 
The cinnamon donut and strawberry cheesecake scents sound so good.

If you would like to try these out for yourself, Royal Essence have a weekly giveaway on their website! They give out 1 ring candle a week and also have some other neat prizes like:

* 4 x jewellery candles valued at $44.99 each (with free shipping)
* 12 x rings valued at $25 each. 
* 50 x 15% off gift vouchers. 

All you have to do to join is head to www.royalessence.com.au/giveaway 
It's as easy as that!!

Be sure to check out the website www.royalessence.com.au and their Facebook page for sales and other peoples cool ring reveals!! http://www.facebook.com/royalessence.com.au

Have you tried any of these Ring Candles before? What is your favourite scent? Or which would you choose? Leave me a comment below!

Xx

* This product was kindly gifted for my consideration. I am under no obligation to share this if it was not something I was genuinely interested in. Anything that makes it onto Eclectic Clash is 100% awesome in my opinion! 

12 Mar 2016

Product Review || Rimmel The Only 1 Lipstick


I love a good drugstore product and I'm a huge fan of Rimmel. So there was much excitement when I was kindly sent the newest lip editions to their collection.

These are "The Only 1" lipsticks. With 12 shades in the line, there is bound to be something in there to catch your eye.
I am absolutely loving all 6 of these shades, especially the two red hues.



The formula is extra moisturising on the lips, containing rosa fruit oil and vitamin E.
It glides on easily and doesn't feel heavy on the lips.

Pigmentation get an A+. These colours are all intense and definitely high impact, super fun and very true to the colour of the bullet. One swipe and you are set!

It is also long lasting and does a pretty good job of staying put while you eat.
I would say it is a semi matte formula, it doesn't dry on the lips but doesn't feel like it's going to slide around on your face either.

A little negative I have with them would be the scent. In my opinion they're quite strong smelling. It's not an offensive smell by all means (it smells like the Rimmel wonderlash lift me up mascara)
The cucumber (ish) fragrance is just a little overpowering when you take off the lid.

You can't smell it once on your lips and you can't taste it, so it really is only a tiny little downer.


The colours I have tested out are:

110: Pink a Punch
What I can only describe as Barbie pink. Bright, vivacious and perfect spring summer colour.

120: You're All Mine
A touch more of a rosy pink but still packs a punch! I think its a perfect everyday pink.

510: Best of the Best
A gorgeous blue based red. A traditional classic and my standout pick of the bunch.

620: Call Me Crazy
A zesty full on orange! Loud and proud this is a perfect summer shade.

710: Easy Does It
The nudey brown of the group. This is a beautiful pinky/brown nude with a slight shimmer, another everyday fave.

810: One-Of-A-Kind
A beautiful deep cherry red. Perfect Autumn shade!

A great affordable lippie that you can find almost everywhere! RRP is $15.95 but Chemist Warehouse and Priceline always have sales on.
Well worth the purchase in my eyes.

Let me know what you think in the comments or give me a shoutout if there are others you think I should try out.


Xx

26 Jan 2016

Celebrate Australia Day In Style || With Farfetch.com

Hey guys!

I'm back and I'm still alive!
The festive season left me with zero time for sitting on my behind and getting creative. The new year hasn't been much kinder to be honest. 
My job is literally eating up 95% of my day, leaving me with a few hours of a night to catch up on everything else that needs to get done.

Some serious organisation skills will need to be acquired to keep some sort of flow going. I will try my best!

Today is all about Australia Day. A day of celebration. Getting together with your mates, having a few cold bevvies and a BBQ and if you're anything like me, you will have Triple J blaring, counting down the Hottest 100 songs of 2015!

This year, because I've been away the last few days and having to work tomorrow, today has consisted of grocery shopping, house work and food prep. WOO! At least I've got the countdown to keep me pepped up!

Lets just pretend for a minute that I had some really fun party to go to today. I'm thinking in Melbourne, some hipster pub listening to the count down in the arvo then onto a club after sundown..

I've teamed up with farfetch.com to pick out my ultimate Australia Day outfit. 

Drumroll...


I am obsessed with this whole outfit!! Everything screams luxe but still casual enough for a backyard party or a night out in the city. The mesh skirt teamed with the casual T is definitely my style. the gold accessories and over the shoulder bag all top it off and make for a sweet combo. The sunnies need to be mine! I am crushing on these guys so bad!!

I had so much fun putting these pieces together. 
If you're interested in some luxe pieces for yourself check out farfetch.com


6 Jul 2016

Product Review || Healthy Food Subscription Boxes


I'm back with a foodie post!!

I'm here to tell you about 2 different healthy food subscription boxes!
Now I'm a massive beauty lover, but I love trying out new food more, BUT! at the same time, watch what is going into my belly and making sure its good for me.
That is why I have chosen food subscription boxes that contain HEALTHY products.

The two I purchased to try out are Goodness Me Box and The Sugarfree Box.

Lets start with the Goodness Me Box.

Full of yummy clean eats each month, this healthy box of treats is $25 per month with free shipping. You can also choose to purchase a quarterly, bi-annual or annual subscription which in turn, drops the price of the monthly box.

With all items, they must fall into at least two of the following categories to be included: organic, sustainable, raw, gluten free, dairy free, sugar free or vegan.

With 6-10 picks in each box each month, this one is definitely value for money (June box actually contained 11 items!)
Adding the RRP of all full sized items (only 2 were small samples) it was around $40 in value, so straight off the bat, you are almost getting double your money back in SNACKS! Who could be upset about that??



Inside were the following goodies.

1.   Hart & Soul: Coconut Lentil Soup. $3.99
2.   Dr Karg's: Organic Crispbread. (Classic 3-Seed) (200g pack) $6.95
3.   Flavr: All Natural Water Enhancer. (Vanilla Lime) $5.95
4.   Well Naturally: No Sugar Added Dark Chocolate. $2.80
5.   Qi Tea: Organic Relax Tea. (Orange Chai) $4.99
6.   Live Organic: Extra Gentle Shea Butter Natural Soap. (90g) $5.99
7.   Celebrate Health: Organic Coconut Water. $3.00
8.   The Health Food Guys: Raw Protein Bites. (Coffee & Wattleseed) $4.50
9.   Leda Nutrition: Banana Leda Bar. $1.90
10. Pure By Phytocare: Papaya Ointment. $8.95
11. Blue Dinosaur: Paleo Bars. (Mac' Lemon) $3.95

Sooooo, as you can see... REALLY great value for money! Lots of little goodies to snack on and try! I haven't tried any of these bits before, except the sugar free chocolate (which was mint flavoured and I wasn't the biggest fan of it)

For a first impressions box, I'm loving it! So many cool bits inside and nothing that I wouldn't try out! I will definitely be keeping this box for a while longer!


Next up is the Sugar Free Box.


Sugar free box is pretty self explanatory. It's full of healthy goodies that are close to or 100% sugar free!
All products need to contain less than 5g of sugar per 100g and be free of hidden sugars and artificial sweeteners.
You can also get a vegan version of the box.

Same deal as above, you can do a month to month sub or you can go quarterly, bi-anual or annual.
Although there is the exception of getting the jumbo box for $39 per month (free shipping) OR you can go for the mini box at $25 per month. Stated as "all of the faves of the jumbo box, packed in a little box"
I went for the jumbo box and inside I received the following:

1. Mingle Seasoning. 120g $12.95
2. Nutrition Warrior: Super Protein Blend. 50g $7.95
3. The Haus of Health: Bean Bonanza Food Toppers. 100g $5.50
4. Matka Organic Blend Tea. 75g $22.95
5. Crazy as a Coconut: Coconut Oil. $1.50 per sachet.
6. Caveman Food: Lamb Coconut Curry. 400g $12.50

RRP of this box adds up to $66.35, so again, great value for money!

If I were to choose between the two, I'd have to say I was far more impressed with the Goodness Me Box. I think it's because it's full of more snacks than anything else.
Although I thought last months Sugarfree Box was better than this months.

I think July will be the decider if I keep the Sugarfree Box or just stay with the one.
Goodness Me Box's July box is going sugar free! SO! it will be the ultimate battle!

Have you tried any kind of food subscription services before?

Do you have any you'd like me to review?

Leave me a comment below!

Xx


*Disclaimer:

These subscription boxes were paid for using my own money and are not a paid advertisement for either company. I genuinely like to read reviews on things before I purchase and get a little more info or insight into the product.

14 Jun 2016

Product Review || Royal Essence Candle



I'm back with something I'm pretty excited to tell you about!

I was lucky enough to be contacted by the lovely people at Royal Essence to try out one of their beautiful soy wax candles.

Umm... Of course I wanted to!! I consider myself a bit of a candle connoisseur. AKA i own and burn a lot of them.
The thing that makes these candles different from all of the others on the market?
THEY HAVE JEWELLERY INSIDE THEM!!

With a number of different scents to choose from, there's something for everyone. From sweet desserts, to juicy fruits and earthy freshness. Such decisions!

My final choice of fragrance was based on the fact that I had never seen another candle that was scented with WHITE CHOCOLATE!!!
I mean come on, how could I resist??




The Royal Essence candles are Australian made (big plus!) and hand poured with 100% soy wax with a natural cotton wick.
Now the jewellery (rings, necklace or earrings) hidden inside these candles can be anything from a $10 piece of costume jewellery made from alloys (lead and nickel free) to sterling silver pretties to a 14K gold ring with a value of up to $2000!
Pretty frickin' impressive!

I was literally like a child looking out the window, waiting for the postman to deliver this package so I could light it up and get to that buried treasure!!

The white chocolate scent is to die for! I wouldn't say it smells like a block of Milky Bar, but it's definitely a chocolate/vanilla swirl that isn't sickly and leaves a beautiful scent around the home.




Now I don't know if i was just a lucky one, but I read that some people had to burn their candles for days before the little silver parcel inside was revealed. Total burn time for this monster is up to 80 hours!!
I'd say mine was burning for around 3-4 hours before the top of the silver foil was showing (It was only around 2 cms from the top) All it took was a pair of tweezers and a little wiggle and out came the gift!




I'm going to be 100% honest. I wasn't expecting much when it came to the gift inside. But when I unraveled that little silver parcel, I was SUPER chuffed with what I found!!




Hidden inside a little clear ziplock bag wrapped in tin foil was this absolutely beautiful silver ring!! 

Enclosed was a little note that read: "CONGRATULATIONS! YOU'VE WON A $100-$500 JEWEL! POST THIS TAG WITH THE RING ON OUR FB FOR THE RRP"

I quickly snapped a pic and inboxed Royal Essence on Facebook to ask for the details in private, as I wanted the reveal to be left for the blog!

I couldn't believe it when I heard back, that this ring is 925 Stirling Silver with Swarovski elements with a RRP of $325!!!

I actually couldn't believe it... This is genuinely a ring that I will definitely wear and I was so shocked  that I received it! 
And even more exciting was the fact that it fits my chubby fingers!! haha




These would make absolutely amazing birthday presents for friends and family. I am really impressed with the quality of everything and will definitely be buying more of these in the future. 
The cinnamon donut and strawberry cheesecake scents sound so good.

If you would like to try these out for yourself, Royal Essence have a weekly giveaway on their website! They give out 1 ring candle a week and also have some other neat prizes like:

* 4 x jewellery candles valued at $44.99 each (with free shipping)
* 12 x rings valued at $25 each. 
* 50 x 15% off gift vouchers. 

All you have to do to join is head to www.royalessence.com.au/giveaway 
It's as easy as that!!

Be sure to check out the website www.royalessence.com.au and their Facebook page for sales and other peoples cool ring reveals!! http://www.facebook.com/royalessence.com.au

Have you tried any of these Ring Candles before? What is your favourite scent? Or which would you choose? Leave me a comment below!

Xx

* This product was kindly gifted for my consideration. I am under no obligation to share this if it was not something I was genuinely interested in. Anything that makes it onto Eclectic Clash is 100% awesome in my opinion! 

12 Mar 2016

Product Review || Rimmel The Only 1 Lipstick


I love a good drugstore product and I'm a huge fan of Rimmel. So there was much excitement when I was kindly sent the newest lip editions to their collection.

These are "The Only 1" lipsticks. With 12 shades in the line, there is bound to be something in there to catch your eye.
I am absolutely loving all 6 of these shades, especially the two red hues.



The formula is extra moisturising on the lips, containing rosa fruit oil and vitamin E.
It glides on easily and doesn't feel heavy on the lips.

Pigmentation get an A+. These colours are all intense and definitely high impact, super fun and very true to the colour of the bullet. One swipe and you are set!

It is also long lasting and does a pretty good job of staying put while you eat.
I would say it is a semi matte formula, it doesn't dry on the lips but doesn't feel like it's going to slide around on your face either.

A little negative I have with them would be the scent. In my opinion they're quite strong smelling. It's not an offensive smell by all means (it smells like the Rimmel wonderlash lift me up mascara)
The cucumber (ish) fragrance is just a little overpowering when you take off the lid.

You can't smell it once on your lips and you can't taste it, so it really is only a tiny little downer.


The colours I have tested out are:

110: Pink a Punch
What I can only describe as Barbie pink. Bright, vivacious and perfect spring summer colour.

120: You're All Mine
A touch more of a rosy pink but still packs a punch! I think its a perfect everyday pink.

510: Best of the Best
A gorgeous blue based red. A traditional classic and my standout pick of the bunch.

620: Call Me Crazy
A zesty full on orange! Loud and proud this is a perfect summer shade.

710: Easy Does It
The nudey brown of the group. This is a beautiful pinky/brown nude with a slight shimmer, another everyday fave.

810: One-Of-A-Kind
A beautiful deep cherry red. Perfect Autumn shade!

A great affordable lippie that you can find almost everywhere! RRP is $15.95 but Chemist Warehouse and Priceline always have sales on.
Well worth the purchase in my eyes.

Let me know what you think in the comments or give me a shoutout if there are others you think I should try out.


Xx

26 Jan 2016

Celebrate Australia Day In Style || With Farfetch.com

Hey guys!

I'm back and I'm still alive!
The festive season left me with zero time for sitting on my behind and getting creative. The new year hasn't been much kinder to be honest. 
My job is literally eating up 95% of my day, leaving me with a few hours of a night to catch up on everything else that needs to get done.

Some serious organisation skills will need to be acquired to keep some sort of flow going. I will try my best!

Today is all about Australia Day. A day of celebration. Getting together with your mates, having a few cold bevvies and a BBQ and if you're anything like me, you will have Triple J blaring, counting down the Hottest 100 songs of 2015!

This year, because I've been away the last few days and having to work tomorrow, today has consisted of grocery shopping, house work and food prep. WOO! At least I've got the countdown to keep me pepped up!

Lets just pretend for a minute that I had some really fun party to go to today. I'm thinking in Melbourne, some hipster pub listening to the count down in the arvo then onto a club after sundown..

I've teamed up with farfetch.com to pick out my ultimate Australia Day outfit. 

Drumroll...


I am obsessed with this whole outfit!! Everything screams luxe but still casual enough for a backyard party or a night out in the city. The mesh skirt teamed with the casual T is definitely my style. the gold accessories and over the shoulder bag all top it off and make for a sweet combo. The sunnies need to be mine! I am crushing on these guys so bad!!

I had so much fun putting these pieces together. 
If you're interested in some luxe pieces for yourself check out farfetch.com



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