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Little Balm Glow Face Mask and Unicorn Oil Review

Today I have a quick review of a couple of products I've been testing from this small natural skincare brand called Little Balm. All of their products are handmade from natural ingredients in Sydney and they have the cutest packaging! I've been incorporating these two products into my routine for two weeks now so thought I'd share my thoughts.

The first product is the Glow Facial Mask. The ingredients in this mask include Kaolin clay, bentonite clay, rose clay, rose petals and rose geranium oil. Just mix it with a couple of drops of water and you have the perfect mask for combating problem areas without drying them out, leaving my skin clear and glowing. I've used this a few times now and have noticed my break out clear up fairly quickly after this. Another thing about this product that I'm obsessed with is the delicate rose scent this has. It reminds of a perfume I've smelt at Mecca but I can not put my finger on which one, either way, it's an extra bonus that makes using this product feel luxurious.

I also tried the Unicorn Multitask Oil. The ingredients include coconut oil, sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, vitamin E, jasmine oil, lavender oil and carrot seed oil. This also has a very pretty botanical scent and the instructions on the back claim that it can be used to remove make-up, as a cleanser or as a moisturiser. Personally, my favourite way to use this product was as a moisturiser. When applied overnight I would wake up with hydrated and super-glowy skin. To be honest I didn't find it worked well for me as a make-up remover and left behind some traces of mascara. For that reason I will probably stick to my usual Bare Minerals oil-obsessed make-up remover or Clinique take the day off balm for removing make-up and cleansing. However, I love the results when used as a moisturiser and I will continue to use it in my routine this way!

I hope you guys enjoyed this little review of two of my current favourite products from Little Balm! Be sure to check out their website here and Instagram (@littlebalm) if you're interested in purchasing these products!

Speak again soon,
Kelly Anne xx

Where the Wildflowers Are

White Lace Dress from Dissh (similar ones here), Shoes from Famous Footwear, Hat from H&M (similar one here)

So I know this look has already been all over my Instagram (@anneinthedollhouse) already but thought I would post it here too because I am obsessed with this dress! Details above!

And that's it from me today! Just a short little post as I have a longer post to write for later this week on some new natural skincare bits I've been trying. Stay tuned!

Speak soon,
Kelly Anne xx

What's in my Bag for a Night Out?

Happy Sunday evening! Tonight I have a fun little post providing a checklist of essentials every girl needs for a night out. While I don't go out very often anymore, I ALWAYS find that whenever I do I forget something absolutely essential! So here's a little bag spill flatlay and a list of my favourite beauty products and accessories so that you too don't forget something super essential on a big night out!

1. A pretty clutch - like this one from The Daily Edited. I'm so obsessed with this brand and love that you get your initials embossed onto any of their products!

2. Lash curler & an amazing mascara - currently this Caution mascara from Hourglass is my favourite! Available here from Mecca Maxima.

3. Lipstick - especially for touch ups as you drink through all those cocktails over the night!

4. A portable comb or brush - no one likes their hair becoming a bird's nest. This one is from Seed Heritage.

5. Hair accessories to put hair up - VERY essential in my experience. You never know when you or your friend might need their hair swept up in an instant! I am obsessed with this scrunchie and hair clip from Scrunchies Australia. So practical, yet so cute!

6. Blush for a pretty pop of colour - like this one called Chilli Mango from Fenty Beauty. Available here from Sephora.

7. Bronzer - so you can fake beautiful sunkissed skin. My favourite at the moment is the Hourglass Ambient lighting one in Luminous Bronze Light. Available here from Mecca Maxima.

8. Glittery eyeshadow - and these ones from Stila are SO EASY to apply! This shade is called Bronzed Bell. Also available here from Mecca Maxima.

9. Some stylish earrings - a must to finish off your look.

10. And finally your phone and cards! Obviously.

Hoping you guys enjoyed this cute little post! What else would you add to your night out beauty essentials checklist?

The Two Key Products you NEED for Effortless Beach Waves

Summer in the Southern hemisphere may have drawn to a close, but that doesn't mean I'm giving up effortless beachy waves. Yesterday I FINALLY got my hair cut after almost six months (I know, I know, I'm shocking!) And my hairdresser styled my hair into some effortless beachy waves using these two products above: Kevin Murphy Hair Resort Spray and Kevin Murphy Doo Over - and my waves just looked perfect all damn day. So I knew instantly that I needed to go back and purchase these products and then write a blog post about them!

My Hair Philosophy
So in case you couldn't already tell - I am very lazy when it comes to my hair. Skincare? Sure, I'll apply a 20 layer skincare routine no questions asked! But ask me to blow dry my hair and I will straight out refuse. So I've never really put much effort into styling my hair on a daily basis. However, I feel these products make styling your hair daily effortless and provide such amazing results that I think I might just start spending the extra minute on my hair. The results look as though you've definitely spent more than a minute on your hair!

This is the star product - it gives your hair a bit of grittiness to help give it that beachy texture. My hairdresser used this on my hair before blow drying as it also has heat protectant in it, but it can be used on wet or dry hair. This morning I used it on my dry hair to help revive the curls from yesterday and it worked an absolute treat! I'm obsessed with this and can not recommend it enough! I'll most likely be using it daily to keep my hair looking super beachy and fresh, even in autumn.

This is the ultimate multi-purpose hair spray you've been looking for. Part dry shampoo and part finishing spray, it prolongs the life of curls while removing excess oiliness - perfect for lazy girls who like to wash their hair as little as possible a.k.a. me. 

Did I also forget to mention the Kevin Murphy packaging is also so sleek and gorgeous? I don't know about you, but I'm completely sold and so grateful my hairdresser opened my eyes to such amazing hair products!

I'd love to hear in the comments, do you have any lazy hair day products that instantly pep up your hair? I could really get into hair products like this!

Kelly Anne xx

Review: Why You Need the Zudoya Rose Quartz Beauty Roller

Hope you guys have been enjoying my beauty posts because I have another one here for you today! Today I am reviewing for you the Zudoya Rose Quartz Facial Roller that I have been trying out in my night time routine over the past two weeks, I hope you guys enjoy!

Link to the Zudoya Home Page here.

First Impressions
The roller comes beautifully packaged in a little luxurious white box with satin fabric on the inside. The roller itself feels quite heavy too! I do have another facial roller that I purchased myself awhile ago, but it feels nowhere near as heavy and luxurious as this roller! I'm also obsessed with rose quartz and I found this roller to be very visually appealing.

How I Use the Zudoya Rose Quartz Beauty Roller
I use the beauty roller once a day, usually in my night time routine. When using the roller, I roll gently on my face in an upwards and outwards motion to encourage lymphatic drainage and counter-act the effects of gravity on my skin. I use the large end on my cheeks, chin and forehead and the smaller end under my eyes and over the bridge of my nose. I will also occasionally use the large end to roll on my neck in an upwards motion. Another great way I've used my roller a few times is by placing it in it's special plastic bag and putting it in the fridge for an hour so that is super cooling and soothing on my skin.

How I Incorporate My Zudoya Rose Quartz Beauty Roller into My Routine
I've been incorporating the beauty roller into my nighttime routine two different ways. I've been using it either after applying my facial serum or after applying my facial oil. I love applying it after serum as I feel it helps to blend and press the serum into my skin so that my skin absorbs my serum more quickly.

The other way I've been using the roller is after applying my night time moisturiser and facial oil to give my face a nice gentle massage. I find this technique is great for the end of a long day when you need a little stress relief. By using it this way I am also able to roll on my face for longer, as the oil takes much longer to absorb than a serum and this is at the end of my night time routine (my only other step is to apply a lip balm or lip mask). Both ways I find useful, and I like to mix it up between these two routines nightly.

My Favourite Serums and Oils to Use With the Zudoya Rose Quartz Beauty Roller
Some of my favourite serums to use with the beauty roller include Glossier Super Pure, Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Serum and the Youth to The People Hyaluronic Acid & Vitamin C serum. Some of my favourite oils to roll into my skin include Drunk Elephant Marula Oil, Salt and Hendrix Mermaid Oil and Herbivore Phoenix oil.

The Results
One main benefit I've found while using the Zudoya Rose Quartz Beauty Roller is that my skin appears more toned, and the puffiness, particularly under my eyes has noticeably reduced. Every morning I also notice that I have less oil residue on my skin and my skin appears to be brighter and more moisturised.

Going beyond the skin, I also find that the daily massage to my facial muscles is amazing for helping to relieve tension in my face. I instantly begin to feel relieved of stress as my face begins to be soothed and massaged by the roller. I'm so glad I've been able to add this little procedure into my nightly routine!

My Final Thoughts
If you couldn't already tell, I am completely obsessed with the Zudoya Rose Quartz Beauty Roller and love how it is both great for my skin and great for switching off and releasing tension at the end of a long busy day. I highly recommend adding this step into your daily beauty routine! And if you'd like to check out the beauty facial rollers from Zudoya, simply click here! Do you use a beauty roller? If so, I'd love to hear your experience with a beauty roller and how you incorporate into your routine in the comments below!

I hope you enjoyed this little review and speak soon,
Kelly Anne xx