DIY Coffee Body Scrub/Face Mask

I'm back! And I know I keep going and disappearing! I'm currently teaming up with a friend of mine whom will be partnering up on my blog as well as also posting reviews for as well. I've been super busy so... having another person on Just Plain Delirious to also be apart of this new 'team' will be something special! We're hoping to post more given that we have another person on board, so stay tuned for that!

Anyways, So let's get into this DIY! I don't think I've ever done a DIY on my blog before but let it be one of the first DIY project I'll ever do.

Lately I've been recovering from the flu and even after the flu, I realised my eyes were puffy and also my skin was kind of dry and red. Puffy eyes have always been an issue for me, not only do I try to drink enough water but for some reason I just always tend to have them.  I was bored one night and was inspired by one of Michelle Phan's Coffee Scrub Video that she did yoinks ago and ... went and dug up some things I could find in the kitchen and voila!

Benefit Stay Flawless 15 Hour Primer

So I’ve been MIA, once again. But I'm back! Over the summer I did buy some make up but not as much as I normally would. I think over the past year I saved a lot of money compared to the previous year as I would just splurge all the time with make up, so now I’ve behaved with that and this collective haul I’ve gathered up over summer will depict the damage I made over the span of 3 months or so?

But today, I'll start off with a Benefit primer I purchased during my trip to Melbourne. 

So I got from Benefit is a primer and I’ve been on the hunt for a new primer since I’ve ran out of my previous primer. I got the Stay Flawless 15 Hour Primer and I did love it at first but after a while I found it made my foundation really patchy and it was horrible.

Beauty Favourites of 2013

Hi All! Happy 2014 and also it's my first post on this blog - this year! Hurrah! It's been a while and to be honest I've been lazy with blogging - so I'm gonna try and keep up since I do have some spare time right now.

Anyways... this will be a quick and sweet post! I've complied a bunch of beauty products in which I deemed to be my beauty favourites of 2013. I've seen many other bloggers who have done this post or in a video form, so... I thought I'd share my own version!

Organic Goodies for Summer Loving Skin with Kalastyle & Weleda

I love anything organic, from food to cosmetics particularly. The fact that nothing was harmed during the process or that it's taken straight from natures source - as well as supporting local farmers is something that is always rewarding to know. You know what goes into the products, and also there's no nasties that could potentially harm or irritate you.

My Top 5 Things on my Christmas Wishlist!

I'm back! Yes, I'm Uni Free on a three month Summer Break and also I'm hoping I can squeeze in some blog posts for you guys to read because I've been here and there and then disappearing again!

Anyways, I thought I'll compile what I've had my eyes on and I guess you can say this is my Christmas Wishlist. Not much beauty yet, there some are just things I've had my heart on for a while... so take a peek!

Do let me know what's on your wishlist and if you have any items on my wishlist that you've been eyeing too!

Summer Favourites

Yes, it's summer! And I've been waiting all year for summer... despite the fact that I'm kind of missing the winter chill but nevertheless, this means.. trips to the beach, endless days of sunshine (of course!), ice cold drinks and most importantly slapping on that sunscreen!

So... since summer in Sydney is getting pretty humid and sticky. Make up wise, I've been keeping it minimal and natural.. as usual! Here are a few things I use / carry along with me on the regular.

The 'Alternate' Clarisonic - Olay Regenerist Cleansing System

When it comes to exfoliating my face, I could say I tend to get really lazy... and my track record on exfoliating isn't the best despite the fact that you should be exfoliating once a week.

BUT having a motorised cleansing brush makes exfoliating a little less boring and also a little more exciting and weirdly it's something I'm looking forward to adding to my non-existent skin care routine and by non-existant I mean, I just cleanse my face in the shower... yeah, talk about lazy.

The fact that you're getting a deep clean and getting into places on your face where a manual brush can't reach seems way more convincing than just using a buffer sponge/manual brush.

Like many girls, I've been eyeing the Clarisonic Cleansing Brush for a while now but I couldn't really justify if investing around $150~ (depending on the model - which can go up to $300!) and if it is worth the spend. I know people out there who swear by it and some say that it didn't do any wonders to their skin - hence why I haven't purchased one myself.

Luckily, I was given the opportunity to try out Olay's Regenerist Cleansing System which is the 'poor girls version' of the Clarisonic and put it to the test to see if it really made a difference.

This cleansing system includes the 'The Beauty Device' aka the motorised brush, a pair of AA batteries (Yes, batteries included!) and also the brush head which 'acts like tiny hands and fingers'. Also enclosed with the system is a generous sized sample of their 'Skin Perfecting Cleanser'. 

The sample is pretty redundant for me since I don't really need the anti-aging properties - so I passed on that. Instead I used my Clinique Liquid Facial Soap since I use that stuff quite regularly, along with my miscellaneous bundle of exfoliators I have from both Clinique and Neutrogena in my bathroom.

My skin isn't really problematic in general but I do get the occasional zits and blemishes along with the whole list of blackheads, pores etc. Despite my skin needs, it's the perfect time to put the brush to the test and also get a routine going. If you're wondering, I currently have Dry Combination skin.

I wish I could compare this to the Clarisonic but sadly I don't own one, so I'm just gonna go with my instincts and also on what my thoughts are on this brush.

The brush itself is pretty average, nothing special. The system itself is waterproof which is always a plus. I tried this on my face a couple of times already and I could say I've instantly noticed that my face feels so much more polished and smoothed out. But I wouldn't say the brush is a versatile brush as it may irritate those with sensitive skin.

It's recommended that you approximately use the brush for a minute which is more than sufficient to get that deep clean. The cleansing brush itself, reminds me much of a giant toothbrush. Don't get me wrong the bristles are super soft and the brush head is really gentle against the skin. But... I would limit this to either once every one to two weeks if you have super sensitive skin like me.

In terms of speed, the device itself has two speeds (slow and fast) which is easily interchangeable by just alternating between the two buttons. Great for where you want to focus on problematic areas and can get right into the crevasses to get rid of all those blackheads and what not.

The downside, you have to keep purchasing/replacing batteries which is a nuisance. Also, I wish there was a case to cover up the brush and the brush to me could've been more unique it terms of the design of the brush like having a combination of bristles or something? I'm just saying.

As for the design, I'm not really a fan of the way the brush is designed as the brush head sticks out and I find that it's kind of bulky?

Other than that, I felt like the system is pretty good for the price you pay so I'm pretty content for what the product is offering. I would definitely say it's a step up from your traditional sponge/manual brush and if you're in the market for a cleansing brush / Clarisonic alternative.

Deep cleansing is something I don't really do that often (yes I am ashamed!) and I think i'm going to get into the habit a bit more with this brush.

If you're interested, do check it out in store - I believe Priceline and leading retailers like Big W, Target etc. carries this cleansing system. So check it out!

Love, J 

*Disclaimer: This product was kindly sent by a PR. All of the companies mentioned were mentioned on my behalf and I was not compensated to mention the my opinions and thoughts are mine and are unbiased. For more information please see my Disclosure Policy. 


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