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


22 Oct 2015

Beauty Review || Renewed Hope In A Jar. Dry...



Ever since I was a teenager, looking after my skin had never really been a thought of mine, until I finally started to realise I am now closer to 30 than I am the side of forever youthful skin! So insert the hunt for some skincare that no longer consists of the oil free, acne fighting, skin stripping ingredients I thought I needed back in the day.

Fast forward to now, I would say my skin is more on the drier side. I still get the odd blackhead or pimple in that crease below your bottom lip, but apart from that I now need the kind of skincare that is going to brighten, nourish and HYDRATE!

That's where this little gem comes in.

The Philosophy Renewed Hope In A Jar Dry found itself in my life to test out and try and I must say I was very much a fan from the moment I tried it on the back of my hand.

This is a super nourishing, lightweight, yet very hydrating creamy moisturiser with a really lovely scent. It sinks into the skin making it feel so plump and supple after you've used it. I think it definitely leaves you with glowing skin. It became a firm favourite in my nightly skincare routine.
It could definitely be used day and night but I prefer my SPF daily moisturiser for the daytime.

I think they have described it down to a tee on the packaging. Refreshing and refining. This cream contains a triple blend of AHA's which help to exfoliate and renew the skin cells. Don't be scared off by this! This is what gives you that beautiful glow!
I sometimes have a little skin sensitivity, when it comes to harsh exfoliators (even some cleansing wipes can sting my skin)
This cream has caused no redness, stinging or discomfort whatsoever. Just pure, lush, soft, yummy skin.

One important thing to note when using anything with AHA's is to make sure you wear an SPF out in the day time as you may burn a little easier with the fresh new skin being uncovered.

There are literally no negatives towards this cream for me. I did a little research online and did see that a few people didn't think it was as good as the original Hope in a Jar, but I cannot make comment on that as I had never used it.

This beauty is available online at adorebeauty.com.au for $55AUD for a 60ml jar.

I am super keen now to try other Philosophy products. I think the next purchase will be the matching eye cream.

Have you used Philosophy before? What's your favourite product? Drop me a comment, I'd love to know!


Xx

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


22 Oct 2015

Beauty Review || Renewed Hope In A Jar. Dry...



Ever since I was a teenager, looking after my skin had never really been a thought of mine, until I finally started to realise I am now closer to 30 than I am the side of forever youthful skin! So insert the hunt for some skincare that no longer consists of the oil free, acne fighting, skin stripping ingredients I thought I needed back in the day.

Fast forward to now, I would say my skin is more on the drier side. I still get the odd blackhead or pimple in that crease below your bottom lip, but apart from that I now need the kind of skincare that is going to brighten, nourish and HYDRATE!

That's where this little gem comes in.

The Philosophy Renewed Hope In A Jar Dry found itself in my life to test out and try and I must say I was very much a fan from the moment I tried it on the back of my hand.

This is a super nourishing, lightweight, yet very hydrating creamy moisturiser with a really lovely scent. It sinks into the skin making it feel so plump and supple after you've used it. I think it definitely leaves you with glowing skin. It became a firm favourite in my nightly skincare routine.
It could definitely be used day and night but I prefer my SPF daily moisturiser for the daytime.

I think they have described it down to a tee on the packaging. Refreshing and refining. This cream contains a triple blend of AHA's which help to exfoliate and renew the skin cells. Don't be scared off by this! This is what gives you that beautiful glow!
I sometimes have a little skin sensitivity, when it comes to harsh exfoliators (even some cleansing wipes can sting my skin)
This cream has caused no redness, stinging or discomfort whatsoever. Just pure, lush, soft, yummy skin.

One important thing to note when using anything with AHA's is to make sure you wear an SPF out in the day time as you may burn a little easier with the fresh new skin being uncovered.

There are literally no negatives towards this cream for me. I did a little research online and did see that a few people didn't think it was as good as the original Hope in a Jar, but I cannot make comment on that as I had never used it.

This beauty is available online at adorebeauty.com.au for $55AUD for a 60ml jar.

I am super keen now to try other Philosophy products. I think the next purchase will be the matching eye cream.

Have you used Philosophy before? What's your favourite product? Drop me a comment, I'd love to know!


Xx

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