Monday, March 24, 2014

Philips VisaPure - Love Your Skin

It's no secret that going to bed without washing your face is considered a cardinal sin in beauty circles.

While I've been guilty of committing this wrong in the past, I've come to love the routine of washing my face thanks to a few simple yet effective products and tools, one of which is the Philips VisaPure facial-cleansing device.

I'd never been sold on the idea of using a facial-cleansing brush as part of my beauty routine, until I was sent the VisaPure to trial. Initially only a part of my morning routine, after a few uses, I started to notice it was managing to find and get rid-of makeup residue I had clearly missed the night before. Coupled with the glowing results after each use, it fast became a part of my evening routine too.

The VisaPure is gentle, effective and easy to use... as simple as a 1-2-3 step process that will leave you with radiant skin.

1. Wet the brush and apply your preferred cleanser (mine is Sukin's Foaming Facial Cleanser).
2. Press the button and gently press the brush onto your face.
3. The VisaPure will prompt you to change sides and then move to your forehead to ensure a complete clean after rinsing.

Similar to other facial-cleansing devicess on the market, the VisaPure is easily rechargeable and replacement brushes can be bought separately, but for me the feature that makes it stand out amongst the others is it's shape. While other brushes are bulky, the VisaPure has a streamlined slim shape that won't take up all the room on your vanity or in a drawer.

Clean face and clutter free space? Double happy.

The Philips VisaPure is available to purchase at Myer, David Jones, Harvey Norman and the Shaver Shop.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Monthly Musing: In Defence of Men...

When I was in high school - I think it was year 10 PD/H/PE - I commented on the great new nose ring one of my classmates, Rachel, had got.

I was trying to be nice but failed.

You see, Rachel hadn't got a nose piercing. What I'd mistaken for a ring, was actually a zit that had dried up and she had tried to - poorly - cover it with makeup. 

I've been scratching my head trying to think of a more embarrassing faux pas and the only thing I can think of is asking a female "when she's due?"... when she's not actually expecting at all.

I catch a bus to work on a daily basis and often depending on the time of arrival, I need to stand. In this day of our ever expanding waistlines and where all men and women are not created equal, I for one forgive the men that don't immediately stand up for a female who may, or may not, be pregnant. 

Currently sitting pretty at the 17 week mark of my pregnancy, my girlfriend said it best when she told me I "look like I've had a big lunch" rather than pregnant.

This is the reason I wanted to write this post... in defence of men, because I've had to ask - on more than one occasion - "I know I look fat, but I'm actually pregnant, would you mind standing up please?" in order to get a seat.

Their eyes dart (non-perversely) from one female belly to another, the question in their eyes... 

Is she or isn't she? Do I offer my seat? 

What's the right thing to do here?  

Think about it. Would you rather be caught committing the ultimate faux pas, embarrassing yourself and said female on a bus load of people you will most likely see again, or would you rather just be labelled a rude so-and-so for not standing up without being prompted?

It's not just men either. Women do it but I feel there's less of an expectation for them to get up. 

So let's go a bit easy on fellow commuters and be a little more assertive in asking for a seat. If they don't get up after you've asked, then you can mutter sweet insulting nothings under your breath but until you've given them a chance to fail, let's play nice.