Friday, May 31

| Fanciful Friday- Vintage Cosmetics Advertising # 3 |

| Max Factor | Bronze Angel | Hollywood Mask | Maybelline |

I hope you enjoyed today's post! 

Happy Fanciful Friday & try to put a little glamour into your weekend!

Take care,


Thursday, May 30

| Autumn in Hahndorf |

Hi everyone,

A few weekends ago I ventured on a road trip with Mr W and his family to a sleepy town nestled in the Adelaide Hills named Hahndorf. We had organised a lunch date in Hanhndorf that day for Mr W's sister, who was celebrating her birthday.

Hahndorf is a beautiful little town with its pretty, tree-lined street, and is the oldest non-British settlement in South Australia. The main street is filled with restaurants, cafes, lolly shops, ice creameries, as well as other quirky places like the German Cake shop (which we visited) with walls covered with cuckoo clocks and painted plates. Unique & fascinating to discover, Hahndorf is the little gem of the Adelaide Hills.

Hahndorf is heavenly in autumn & winter. Crisp cool air and a surprisingly busy hustle & bustle comes to the town on the weekends with the influx of tourists and city escapees (like me). I always associate a cosy feeling when I visit Hahndorf in the cooler months. It's a time to put of your warm winter jacket, scarf, boots, and do some exploring.    

Hahndorf's timeworn buildings tell the story of past to present

The Hahndorf Candle Barn had some of the most fragrant candles I have encountered to date. My favourite, was the 'Freshly Brewed Coffee' candle. Obviously.

The ever so quaint Hahndorf main street, perfect with autumn leaves

                                    Bunnies! Need I say more?

So many fudge varieties to choose from

What are your favourites?

The German Cake Shop

Beautiful antiques from all over the world

Time for cake, German Apple Cake

Afternoon cappuccino pick me up, it was perfect!

Among the Autumn winter leaves

"Hi" from Mr W & I

Outfit details - Dress: Cotton On / Tights: Wicked / Jacket: Target / Boots: Nine West 
                         - Accessories: Pink Pashmina scarf / Freshwater pearls / Saskia Handbag
  - Lips: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Sweetheart
    - Nails: Sinful Colours fuscia pink in the colour Feeling good

Winter is coming! :) 
What do you love the most about Winter?

Make your day beautiful! 


Tuesday, May 28

REVIEW | Arbonne Travel Makeup Brush Set |

Hi everyone,

It's review time again! Today, I am very excited to bring you a product from Arbonne. 

Arbonne Travel Makeup Brush Set

Arbonne is an international makeup brand who focuses on high quality products that are 100% animal cruelty free and won't break your budget either. 

Love this? Then keep on reading. 

The Arbonne Travel Brush Set includes 5 professional-grade brushes for face and eyes. This convenient clutch has a magnetic flap closure and is compact enough to slip easily into your purse or handbag.

It is just so handy!

The Arbonne Travel Brush Set is 100% synthetic.

Personally, I am a BIG fan of synthetic makeup brushes, as they help reduce any product wastage. It is common for natural hair makeup brushes to absorb more product when using lipstick or foundation for example. 

Includes: Applicator Brush / Eye Shadow Brush / Shading Brush / Slant/Angle Brush / and Lip Brush.

I love how each brush is individually stamped with what use they are for ie. lip brush etc. 

RRP: $25

Available: through Arbonne Australia's online store.

Don't forget to clean your makeup brushes ladies. I must admit I am not always a great role model for this, but there is nothing more satisfying (to me, anyway) than a fresh / clean set of makeup brushes awaiting use. 

Or is this my strange obsession?

Remember, brush cleaning doesn't have to be a big chore. If you are short on time or just want to multitask why not give them a quick shampoo whilst you are in the shower yourself! Rinse the brushes individually in cool water, then , give them a mini shampoo using a gentle shampoo. I interchangeably use Johnson's Baby Shampoo, or Klorane Gentle Shampoo with Oat Milk. Then a final rinse, dab dry, and leave to air dry. If you treat your brushes gently and with respect they should last for many years to come. 

It only takes a few minutes, your brushes & skin will thank you!

  • NOT tested on animals - do not contain any mineral oils or animal by-products
  • 100% vegan certified
  • NO parabens, petroleum or formaldehyde 
  • Hypoallergenic & pH correct
  • 100% synthetic brush fibers, creating ease of use
  • Compact & handbag-friendly, great for on-the-go touchups
  • Sleek & visually attractive packaging
  • Secure magnetic closure
  • High end feel
  • Super soft for use on delicate skin
  • Affordable price point.

  • Availability.


I love the beauty , portability, & high-end feel of the Arbonne Travel Makeup Brush Set. The brushes are super-soft and gentle on my face. The brushes provide excellent application of product. I especially love the 'Slant/Angle Brush' for the precise application of brow powder, it's perfection!

                                                             Rating: ★ / 5

Each brush is designed to enhance and compliment the Arbonne Cosmetic product range. You can view all Arbonne products in their online store & make sure to like Arbonne  on Facebook to keep updated with news, reviews, and new products releases! 

Have you tried any of Arbonne's product range?

I would love to hear what you thought.

Take care,


* I was kindly sent this product for review. Accepting a product for consideration does not guarantee a feature. All thoughts and opinions are completely my own, and are always 100% honest & unbiased. Any sponsored or affiliate links will be clearly stated. Thank you!

Friday, May 17

| Neutrogena Australia Facebook Sample Giveaway |

Hi everyone,

I discovered this exciting promotion from Neutrogena Australia on Facebook recently and wanted to share it with you. If you are like me and think everything is extra adorable in miniature form, then this sample giveaway is for YOU

All you have to do it head on over to Neutrogena Australia's Facebook page, and hit LIKE. Go to Neutrogena Gifts  - then along with the above products you can choose from a variety of discount vouchers to use when purchasing Neutrogena products at Priceline. 

It is simple as that! Within a few days a cute little package arrived at my door. 

What Neutrogena products do you get?

- Neutrogena Deep Clean Gentle Scrub (14ml)

-Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash pink grapefruit foaming scrub (14ml)

- Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash  (14ml)

- Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream (14g)

- Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Suncreen Lotion (14ml)

I do quite a bit of travelling, and these sample sizes are perfect for short trips away. 

I love to keep some hand cream in my handbag, especially in the cooler months. The mini Neutrogena Hand Cream is perfect for on the go application, as you only need a pea-sized amount.

Have you used any of these Neutrogena products? What did you think?

I am not sure how long the promotion will last, so get in quickly to claim your samples!


NOTE: this competition has now ENDED

I hope you got your Neutrogena samples. 


Thursday, May 16

| MILESTONE | 200 Subscribers | THANK YOU |

| 200 subscribers |
Thank you!

A special THANK YOU to each and every one of you who have subscribed / commented / or simply just read my blog. I LOVE connecting with other like minded beauty lovers all over the world

I have met so many beautiful & inspiring people since Profound Feline's inception in November, 2011.

Let's continue the journey together!


Saturday, May 11

REVIEW | The NEW Dove Pure Spray Deodorant |

Hi everyone,

It's REVIEW TIME! Today I am talking about the NEW Dove Pure Spray Deodorant just released in Australia.

|   Dove Pure Deodorant Spray   |

Just what your underarms need. Nothing more.

Let me tell you a little about my underarms :) I have overly sensitive skin, it reacts to everything. So when contacted by Dove to review Dove Pure I knew it was for me! It is especially created for those with sensitive skin, like me!

The new Dove Pure Deodorant is free from some of the most common irritants & contains only the essential ingredients to help keep your underarms feeling dry & looking healthy.

Dove Pure Deodorant contains:

 NO fragrance

  NO parabens

    NO colourants

NO alcohol

Dove Pure contains 1/4 moisturising cream which actively helps put back what shaving takes out. Skin-natural lipids help strengthen the natural moisture barrier, helping to prevent skin dryness, claims Dove.

Dove Pure is Dermatological tested and also Hypoallergenic. 

My experience with deodorants is usually one of love | hate. I often get skin irritation or itching when using deodorants, which drives me crazy. 

I am happy that Dove Pure Deodorant is a fragrance FREE product! I have read that fragrance is well known by dermatologists to be one of the MOST common causes of skin irritation in cosmetic products. In fact, whilst using Dove Pure Deodorant over the past 4 weeks, any skin irritations I once experienced have disappeared. 

Fragrance free deodorant is a new concept for me. Having zero fragrance to the skin is actually a cool and refreshing aspect to value in a deodorant product. By the end of the day my skin is just nice, clean, and fresh feeling. It also means I can wear my favourite perfume without having a clash of fragrances.

I found the Dove Pure Spray Deodorant packaging simple, functional, and in fact quite elegant in appearance.

Apart from minimising skin irritation, I found Dove Pure Spray Deodorant did the job all deodorants should do. Keeping me fresh throughout the day!

I love Dove Pure deodorant. It is my new deodorant.

My rating: ★ / 5

Dove Pure aerosol RRP AUD $5.25. 

It is also available in a roll on, RRP AUD $3.89.

Available from all grocery & pharmacy stores.

Make your day beautiful! 


I was kindly sent this product for review. Accepting a product for consideration does not guarantee a feature. All thoughts and opinions are completely my own, and are always 100% honest & unbiased. Any sponsored or affiliate links will be clearly stated. Thank you!

Wednesday, May 8

| BENEFIT Fake Up Launch & ABBM April Meet |

The April ABBM Adelaide Beauty Blogger Meetup was an invite to attend the LAUNCH of the NEW Fake Up Concealer by BENEFIT San Fransisco! The event was held in the MYER One lounge & hosted by the beautiful Benefit ladies Gemma, Joyce & ABBM's very own Kitty who is counter manager for Benefit in MYER Rundle Mall.  The girls not only highlighted the Fake Up concealer, but took us through the current product lines & even a soon to be released product! 

It was a night of Mystery, Intrigue, Fun, Food & Fake Up of course!

Image: ABBM

Admittedly, I am a newbie to BENEFIT, but I am a quick convert! I have long admired many of their products.....They're Real Mascara....Hoola Bronzer....Coralista Blush.....Erase Paste Concealer.....The POREfessional Primer just to name a few.

I'm sure you've heard of one or ALL of these beauty gems. We were lucky enough to have the array of beautifully packaged BENEFIT products laid out on the table in front of us. Heaven! Such fun!

After having the opportunity to learn more about the brand/products & even have a play with the aforementioned goodies I could see & definietly feel the quality! 

The STAR of the show was definitely BENEFIT Fake Up sitting pretty at the front. Isn't the packaging just stunning? In fact, it could be mistaken for a high end lipstick. Sleek packaging and beautifully embossed with pretty pink scrolls all over, Fake Up is almost too pretty to be a concealing product isn't it?

Here is a close up of the Fake Up concealer with its stunning and sturdy metallic casing!

Fake Up was only just released in Australian BENEFIT stores on April 20th & retails for AUD $35.

Source: Benefit

After enjoying some of the delicious treats provided it was down to business. Beauty business, that is!

We were introduced to Gemma - the BENEFIT detective. It was then we were asked to solve the mystery of the missing Fake Up concealer.......

Our clue:

"Find something in this room to quench your thirst and the missing Fake Up will be hidden nearby...Oh and forget about the water cooler : that's too easy!"

We found it! Hidden in plain sight - right under our noses. In the handle of beauty mirrors on our table.

It was now time to meet Professor PINK aka Joyce from BENEFIT! Joyce guided us through the components of BENEFIT's Fake Up that actually 'benefit' (no pun intended) and nourish the skin, with the help of vitamin E & apple seed extract. 

Demonstration time! Here we had the chance to get hands on. It's always fun and helpful when getting to know a new product. Basically it was a visual representation of the hydrating affect of Fake Up concealer upon the skin.

Spot the 'hidden' Fake Up concealer in the handle of the beauty mirror. Can you see it?

Hydration to the max! Yes please! Anything to help add more moisture to my skin. Thanks BENEFIT!

"The Benefit Fake Up concealer is a hydrating crease control concealer that instantly hides dark circles & diffuses fine lines for silky smooth coverage"

Fake Up contains both vitamin E & apple seed extract and is proven to keep skin hydrated for 6 hours, says BENEFIT

Fake Up does what it says, my delicate under eye area does feel more hydrated. In the past I have had issues with the creasing of my under eye concealers, but not with Fake Up! After setting the concealer with a light weight transparent powder, it is good for the day & does not budge. Thumbs up, I say! 

All bloggers in attendance at the Fake Up launch were lucky enough to be gifted a sweet little goodie bag containing the Fake Up concealer in Medium & BENEFIT's They're Real Mascara! I am honestly head over heels in LOVE with both products already and have incorporated them into my daily makeup face. 

BENEFIT's Fine ONE ONE is a product that also caught my eye on the night. Again, I am a sucker for pretty packaging - I know this, you know this. In this case a rose gold wind up stick that does a 3-in-1 job.

Fine ONE ONE is a sheer brightening cheek & lip colour - offering 3 shades - pink champagne / sheer watermelon / & soft coral. Giving your look an instant LIFT, SHAPE and POP!

RRP AUD $44.

Source: Benefit

Below you can see BENEFIT makeup artist Kitty (right) applying Fine ONE ONE to the stunning Amy from Bottled Beauty (left).

...........all the pretty things.

Then it was Brow Makeover Time! Makeup artist Kitty can be seen teaching us how to shape & fill in the brows. This is a key step in framing the face and creating an overall polished look. Brow makeover volunteer was Suki from Suki's Tsunami. Suki loved the final results!

At the launch I also learnt that for BENEFIT, it all started with the brows! They are most popular globally for their 'Brow Bars' where you can get a brow makeover and learn what products will 'benefit' your brow look!

'Raising Eyebrows' is a book solely dedicated to "your personal guide to fabulous brows". I think this would be a great reference book for someone starting out in makeup or any brow obsessed individual. 

Another secret on the night :) We got a sneak preview of an upcoming NEW release from BENEFIT


The Creaseless Cream Shadows come in 7 shades.

Source: Benefit

The Ultra plush Lipgloss come in 6 shades, with cute names like; Lollibop | Fauxmance | & Poutrageous!

Source: Benefit
Source: Benefit
The Longwear Powder Eyeshadows come in 12 shades. From light nudes to deeper hues.

The Colour Collection has something for every taste & releases May 11th 2013.

The beautiful Adelaide beauty blogger Kate from Seduced by Beauty  filmed the nights festivities, and it can be seen via Youtube here.If you would like to learn more about BENEFIT & Fake Up you can head to their official site at

A special THANK YOU must go out to the wonderful BENEFIT team of Gemma & Joyce who travelled all the way from Sydney, & of course the one & only ABBM'er Kitty from Miss Kitty Charms

I can safely say that all the ABBM girls had an absolute blast! It was a special treat for BENEFIT to host our monthly meet & provide an evening of such fun, entertainment & laughter. 

Just remember.............

" Laughter is the best cosmetic...

so grin and wear it! "

Make your day beautiful! 



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