A Few Isolation Beauty Favourites

Wow, hasn't it been awhile since I wrote a post on here! Almost 6 months! In all honesty, having the motivation to write lengthy blog posts has been sparse lately. Obviously, with everything going on in the world currently, my year has not gone to plan along with a lot of other people's. Unfortunately, I think a few of my goals for the year will have to be pushed back to next year. One of them being that I wanted to go part-time in my job as a veterinarian to focus on building my creative digital business. Currently, my job is stable, and I have continued to work full-time hours through all of this which, while I am very grateful for, has also taken a lot out of me. And I know I'm not alone. All of my colleagues, too, are feeling extra strained as we work hard during the pandemic and extra stresses of everyday life currently.

However, I miss sharing my favourite things with you guys and making beautiful images for you. I am a lot more frequent with doing both of these on my Instagram (@anneinthedollhouse), so if you're keen to see more I'd definitely check out my account there. Otherwise, I hope you enjoy this short and sweet round-up of a few beauty pieces I'm currently loving.

1. Youth To The People Superfood Cleanser - such an amazing cleanser that deeply cleanses but leaves the skin hydrated. Packed with heaps of antioxidants and no nasty ingredients such as synthetic fragrances or SLS!

2. Youth To The People Superfood Firm & Brighten Serum - This is my THIRD time repurchasing this product! I haven't used it for months now because it's always such a splurge but while it's pricey it sure works! It brightens any acne scarring I have lingering and just leaves the skin glowy and plump. I have been loving using this every morning again recently.

3. Aesop Ressurection Hand Balm - I have talked about this SO much on my Instagram lately! Obsessed with this to keep my hands hydrated during all the extra handwashing, plus it smells divine.

4. Summer Fridays Jetlag Mask - okay so I've liked this for a while now but recently I have rediscovered it. instead of using it as an overnight mask, I've been using it as a 10-minute mask and then rinsing it off (as it is supposed to be used per the instructions). And guess what, I actually love it so much better this way! It gives the skin a quick pick me up and can be used at any time of day this way!

5. Bare Skinfood Multivitamin Creme - another product I've already talked a heap about on Instagram. Just a super nourishing cream which has been perfect for autumn, giving me that little bit of extra hydration I need coming into the cooler months.

Tell me in the comments below, what's a current favourite beauty product you've been loving during this time of isolation? I'd love to hear!

Hope you guys enjoyed!
Speak again soon,

Little Balm Holiday Collection Review

Today I have a post sharing my thoughts about all the new products just recently released by Little Balm. If you didn't already know, I'm a huge fan of the brand that hand makes all their products in Sydney so am super excited to be finally sitting down to write this post for you guys today!

Oatmeal Cookie Sugar Scrub - If you want to get into the Christmas spirit in the shower then look no further! This scrub smells just like Christmas in a tub. The scrub contains raw sugar, oats, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, vanilla, cinnamon and vitamin E so that your skin is super soft and smells good enough to eat! This scrub truly smells like a tin of Christmas cookies and is an experience you need!

Double Shot Eye Serum - With sweet almond oil, castor oil, rosehip oil, fairtrade coffee, vitamin E and carrot seed oil this serum will have your tired under-eyes looking refreshed and awake instantly which is a lifesaver for the party season! As a bonus, while I've been using this eye serum for the past month, I've also noticed that my eyelashes are longer and stronger and I really can't think of any other reason for this except for this eye serum! And even after a solid month of use, it looks as though I've hardly touched the bottle! Such great value for money and an amazing product, it's a win-win!

Lemon Pie Lip Balm - Any of Little Balm's lip balms are great as an essential in your handbag and beauty kit but this limited-edition flavour is such a beautiful scent perfect for summer. My go-to lip balm for this warm festive season! My lips feel plump and moisturised after every application.

So there you have it, a review of Little Balm's limited edition holiday collection! I would 100% not hesitate to purchase any of these products and they also make lovely stocking fillers for those in your life who are interesed in all natural, organic, handmade beauty. If you are interested in any of these products be sure to head to Little Balm's website here or just click on the product name in this post.

Do you guys enjoy trying natural beauty brands? Let me know your favourite natural beauty brands in the comments below!

Speak again soon,

Kelly Anne xx

Must Have Products for a Glowy Summer Complexion

Hi guys, back here with a quick little post today on my 3 must have products for a glowy summer complexion! So here we go!

1. Kosas Tinted Face Oil - this amazing buildable tinted face oil is perfect for thos lazy summer days when all you want to do is lie by the beach. It can give a light to medium coverage depending on how many srops are used on the face. I find 3 for light coverage and 4+ for medium coverage personally. I love how this also has a subtle glow and just feels light and nourishing on the skin unlike a heavy foundation. Just everything you need for some coverage in the summer time!

2. Mecca Cosmetica To Save Face SPF 50+ Superscreen - This is a no brainer! I apply this after moisturiser and before my Kosas tinted face oil. It does not feel like a sunscreen at all! It's thin, pleasant smelling and moisturising. I am now finally in the habit of applying this daily under my make up! All of my make up seems to sit well over the top of it too.

3. Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Serum - Not only does this product give you the most amazing bronze glow but it's also got anti-pollution properties to fight free radicals that cause ageing in our skin on a daily basis. My favourite way to apply this is mixing it in with either my moisturiser or sunscreen. Just on pump gives a beautiful glow that is visible through the tinted face oil. It's such a magical product!

With all three of these products combined I have a good skin day everyday and I am obsessed with how glowy and radiant my skin looks whilst feeling as though I have noe product on my skin at all. I highly recommend all these products for summer! They can all be found on the Australian Mecca website.

Hope you enjoyed this little post!

Speak soon,
Kelly Anne x

My Evening Relaxation Routine with Awake Skin

Finally back with a skincare post today and I'm so excited to share with you my evening routine and talk about this brand! Awake skin recently launched at the end of June this year and is Tarte's sister skincare brand. So of course when they offered to send me a few of their products to review I jumped at the chance! All of their products have quickly been incorporated into my nightly routine after a long day of work so I thought I'd talk through how I use them in my routine. Enjoy! xx

1. Awake Keep Calm & Roll On Clarity Cream - this little cream has come in handy, especially when I'm feeling a little tense after a long day. As soon as I walk through the door I apply this little gem to all my pulse points. It smells like peppermint and is perfect to rub into your temples, wrists and neck when getting home from work. I've never used a product like this before, but I have to say I think this may be the biggest surprise for me out of this collection. I was sceptical that a little cream would help me relax but truly just a few minutes after applying this cream I feel the peaceful vibes settling in, helping me to start the process of winding down after a long day. Such a great product!

2.  Awake Lip Sleeping Mask - This mask is amazing! Very comparable to the Laniege Lip Sleeping mask that I have recently run out of and was using this past year. As soon as I've had a long shower, eaten a healthy dinner and watched a little Netflix I am more than ready for bed. I apply this beautiful thick balm as I get into bed and find that it lasts until you wake up in the morning, sealing all the moisture in your lips while you sleep. I literally can't get to sleep without my lip mask now, it's become such a staple in my routine!

3. Awake Dream Mist Pillow Spray - ahh this is the kind of product that makes me wish smellagram existed! This scent is so dreamy, hands down my favourite ever sleeping mist I've dried. Not too overpowering, and has a more fresh lavender scent that lasts all night. Just as I'm about to let my head hit the pillow I spritz my pillow with gorgeous spray.

4. Vegan Pillow Case - I have used this pillowcase EVERY night since I received it! It's just as soft and functions just as well as my silk pillowcase but is a good vegan alternative. It also holds the scent of the pillow spray all night long. Such a dream to sleep with!

Safe to say I've been having some of the best sleep of my life recently thanks to these guys. If you're interested in checking out Awake skincare I highly recommend every product I've reviewed here! Click here to check out their website!

Back with a new post soon,
Kelly Anne xx

The Coffee Scrub (& Some Other Gorgeous Products) You Need for your Most Amazing Skin Yet!

Hi everyone, today I am back with a review of some more Little Balm products. Little Balm is a brand in Sydney that hand makes all-natural and sustainable beauty products to incorporate into your daily skincare routine, and as with my previous review, these other products of their's did not disappoint!

Mocha Body Scrub
Wow, what can I say? This is my favourite body scrub I've ever tried! Firstly, it smells amazing. I love coffee and this smells just like a coffee shop. Secondly, I love how fine the actual granules are. I've tried a few different coffee scrubs in the past and this one gives me the most gentle yet effective scrub. It's also super moisturising and my skin feels sooooo soft! The scrub contains organic raw sugar, virgin coconut oil, sweet almond oil, fair trade coffee, raw cacao and vitamin E. The perfect combination for amazing skin.  I've been using it twice a week coming into winter and I love how fresh and soft it's keeping my skin! This body scrub is one of my winter skin must-haves! Hopefully, I'll be doing a post on my winter skin essentials soon, and you can bet this will be included on that list!

Restore Face Mask
Ahhh this mask smells like chocolate and leaves my skin feeling smooth, clean and refined! Just like the Glow mask, mixed with a few drops of water and this mask is ready to be popped straight on to your face for a luxury home spa night. With kaolin clay, bentonite claw and raw cacao, my skin is left feeling smooth and the appearance of pores and blackheads is significantly reduced. Oh, and did I mention it smells like chocolate?

Rosie Face Toner
I love this mist for refreshing my make-up. This mist contains bulgaria rose water, alcohol free witch hazel, aloe vera extract and rose geranium oil. It smells so beautiful and adds such a lovely glow to my finished face! Unfortunately, I can't use this as a toner during my skincare routine as it seems to sting slightly when I use it on my bare skin. However, this beautiful calming mist works well for me as a mid-day refresh over make-up and allows me to enjoy a moment of peace during a busy day. I can 100% recommend this face mist for this purpose!

If you are interested in trying any of these amazing products from Little Balm, I currently have a 15% off code you can use on their website to save you some money! Just pop the code KellyAnne15 in when you checkout to save you some dollars! Click here to visit their website!

And if you'd like to see my previous review on their Unicorn Multipurpose Face Oil and Glow Face Mask be sure to click here!

That's it for today my lovelies, I hope you enjoyed this review post. Until next time,

Kelly Anne xx