Wednesday, October 30

| All that Glitters |

Chi Chi 'Glitteratti'
♡ O.P.I 'Rainbow Connection'
♡ Sally Hansen Gem Crush '03 Big Money'
♡ Revlon '430 Whimsical'
♡ Revlon Top Speed '902 Celestial FX'
Flor Mar True Color '003'

♡ Chi Chi 'Glitteratti' is flat-hexagonal multi-coloured glitter polish with a subtle pink gloss.

♡ O.P.I 'Rainbow Connection' multi coloured small glitter and multicoloured hex glitter in a clear base.

♡ Sally Hansen Gem Crush '03 Big Money' is a gorgeous rose-gold hue. Created by combining very fine particles of gold with medium flecks of pink. It totally lives up to its name, too. After three coats my fingertips looked coated in crushed jewels.

♡ Revlon '430 Whimsical' A dupe of the popular Deborah Lippmann shade Glitter in the Air. A pale blue, pink and silver sparkles suspended in sheer baby-blue grey base. Sounds like the fabric of a figure skater's costume, right?. While it does have a certain winter-wonderland feel about it, the mix of very small and medium platinum glitter particles makes it sophisticated—and surprisingly unassuming on the nail.

♡ Revlon Top Speed '902 Celestial FX' a mix of holographic & silver stars, moons, and diamonds in a micro holo glitter base gel. 

Flor Mar True Color '003' although it appears the glitter is holo, it is actually a mix of blue and green with some red and yellow tiny square glitters. There isn't a lot of glitter in the clear base, so it is perfect for a more understated glitter nail look.

I have previously featured the Chi Chi 'Glitteratti' nail polish in a St. Valentine's Day nail tutorial that can be seen here.

Do you like wearing glitter nail polish? 

What are your ALL TIME favourites?

Have a beautiful week!


* These products were purchased with my own money, except O.P.I's 'Rainbow Connection' & Flor Mar True Color '003' which were received in a beauty swap. All thoughts and opinions are completely my own, and are always 100% honest & unbiased. Thank you!

Thursday, October 24

| The Apocalips |

The Rimmel Apocalips lip lacquers were released onto beauty shelves with much fanfare from beauty bloggers globally. For good reason. Attractive packaging. Great pigmentation. Affordable price. Impressive colour selection. Tick...tick...tick...and tick!

Australia got eight shades in total with only few variations to those available in the UK. Whilst "beauty researching" the Rimmel Apocalips collection I chose 'Big Bang' (a stunning true red) as my pick of the bunch. Sadly, this shade is not available in Australia. BUT save your tears, it is easily purchased from online retailer asos and FREE shipping!

I purchased the colours Apocaliptic (a bright blue-based fuschia pink) & Stellar (vibrant coral pink). I have had these two in my collection for some months now, but to be honest I haven't reached for them very often. They are a fantastic product, but I don't have complete confidence in them yet. After application on almost every occasion I have experienced either: transfer of product onto my teeth, smearing, or a slight bleeding of product into fine lip creases. 

After experimentation I have discovered some application techniques that do help. First, start by applying a light coat, dab excess with a tissue, and apply a second light coat. Also, lining the lips with a lip liner can help with product bleeding. Presto!

Okay, enough faffing about from me, let's get to the swatches shall we? :)

 Rimmel Apocalips in Apocaliptic

Rimmel Apocalips in Stellar

Which colour is your favourite? Team PINK or team RED?

I personally love the pink :) 

ABOVE: A light swatch taken in natural light.

TOP Stellar BOTTOM Apocaliptic.

BELOW: you can see the stain left behind on skin after removing the product with a tissue.

Reason #1: it’s got the colour of a lipstick

Are you like me and love a bright, bold lip? Then you certainly won’t be let down in this department. Pure colour pigments ensure your lips are coated in vibrant hues.

Reason #2: it’s got the shine of a lip gloss

If you’re a gloss girl this product if for you as well!The Apocalips offer the lips shine yet without the stickiness of a gloss.

Reason #3: it’s got the nourishing qualities of a lip balm

The creamy texture of the lacquer means your lips are being conditioned and moisturised.

Reason #4:  it’s got the staying power of a lip stain

A tip? Apply the lacquer and leave the formula to fully set before eating or drinking. It’ll make a huge difference!

Reason #5: it's all about choice!

A shade to suit just about everyone. With eight shades to choose from, there is something to help you achieve whatever look you are after. Nudes, pinks, reds! I dare you to just try and choose one!

I would recommend you try them out in store OR pick one up and see how it works for you! Love or hate them, you cannot deny they are a beautifully packaged and pigmented products. Enjoy! 

 Do you own any of the Rimmel Apocalips

I would love to hear of your experiences with this lip product!

Take care & love,


* These products were purchased with my own money. All thoughts and opinions are completely my own, and are always 100% honest & unbiased. Thank you!

Thursday, October 17

| A Walk in the Park |

I took these photographs on a recent Sunday evening walk through Adelaide's beautiful Linear Park. It is a park that follows beside the Torrens River from the foothills into Adelaide's CBD, roughly 20 kms. So, you are coming along with me today. I hope you enjoy the views :)

Today's post is straying a little from the norm here on Profound Feline. We are talking holistic health, your mind, body, and soul as a whole. It isn't often we take the time to remember how one's outside beauty and physical body as a system are related. But it is true!

When they say: 
"You are what you eat" 

"Take care of your body, it is the only place you have to live"

"Health is a relationship between you and your body"

Don't get me wrong! I love a delicious slice of chocolate cake as much as anyone and I can VERY successfully convince myself I am just too tired to go for that evening walk :) 

BUT when YOU make the effort YOU get the rewards!

Stress hormones are known for increasing your skin’s own oil production, which leads to clogged pores and unsightly whiteheads *shudders* So release some of that tension through exercise and your skin will repay you with a clearer, happier complexion.

Also of note, physical activity, even just walking can substantially reduce a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer. Encouraging new science has found, in part, it seems walking and low impact exercise can change how one's body deals with estrogen.

I like to view moments on nature walks into two types:

  A thinking walk where you can work out your problems    AND

A stress-busting walk where you go with the flow. 

Rhythmic exercise can have an immediate meditative effect, so it is just another chance to practise mindfulness, awareness of the moment, and our body. 

Once getting in touch with mindfulness, you notice subtle aspects, like the breeze on your cheek, your lungs breathing in the fresh air, and birdsongs, those are my favourite. 

Stunning Rainbow Lorikeets I discovered on my walk with Mr W the other weekend. 
I am a BIG bird-nerd!

Baby ducklings!

If you are finding it difficult to muffle the 'mental chatter' we all get, try counting your breaths or look up at the clouds in the sky 
(just watch where you tread).

 It works for me!

                                    Relax those shoulders, take a deep breath, and just be calm.......huuuummmm *zen* 

Enjoy your weekend!

What do you love to do for relaxation? Be it exercise or other hobbies :)

Chat with me in the comments section below!

Take care,


Monday, October 14

| R E V I E W | Pevonia Botanica | Your Skincare Solution Combination Skin Kit |

Pevonia Botanica

Your Skincare Solution Combination Skin Kit

Recently, I was contacted by Pevonia Botanica to review some skin products. After some guidance from fellow beauty bloggers and a little research on my behalf I knew I wanted to try the Pevonia Botanica Your Skincare Solution COMBINATION SKIN Kit

Since moving on from my teenage years to adult life, many things have changed, my skin being one! I use to have oily acne prone skin, now, I lean more towards combination, with the usual problems of dryness here and breakout there! Eeek! I have used each product from Pevonia's Combination Skin line to the last drop and now I bring you my thoughts in review.

Pevonia Botanica products. Here is what you need to know: 

100% Organic Extracts


Cruelty free

Alcohol free

Paraben free

Lanolin & Urea free

Mineral-Oil free

Absolutely NO:

Artificial colours

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or Formaldehyde

Make Oily "T" Zones A Thing Of The Past With Pevonia's Combination Skin Care Line

it's THREE Easy Steps to Balanced Combination Skin

Combination skin requires products that normalise skin deficiencies whilst combating dryness and dehydration. The Pevonia Botanica Combination Skin Care line contains the most effective ingredients for balancing skin's oily secretions. 

The simple morning and evening cleanse, lotion & cream system had my skin feeling balanced and nourished in no time.

Your Skincare Solution Combination Skin Kit: rrp $105

The price point for Pevonia Botanica products may seem high for the budget conscious beauty lover. BUT you are getting good 'bang for your buck'! The Your Skincare Solution Combination Skin Care Kit allows you to try the whole range without outlaying for the more expensive full-sized items. If it works for you, then purchase the full-size and be rest assured in knowing your purchase will work for you!

So, what do you get in the Kit? Read ahead for a breakdown of each product.........

Combination Skin Cleanser  50ml    | Full size RRP: $65.50 |

The cleanser is an important primary step to balance the skin and control "T" zone oiliness. This light textured cleanser lifts off all impurities, leaving skin clean, fresh and soft.

Lemon, Grapefruit Essential Oil, Beta-Carotene and Rosemary combine to refine pores, brighten the complexion and hydrate the skin.

As the cleanser is a cream formula, I found it was perfect for winter as it was ultra-hydrating. Creamy, though water soluble, the Combination Skin Cleanser rinses without leaving any residue on the skin. 

Combination Skin Lotion  50ml   | Full size RRP: $65.50 |

The Combination Lotion is an important secondary step to a perfect facial cleansing.

With Rosemary Essential Oil, Witch Hazel and Aloe, it balances the sebum secretion and regulates the skin's pH, whilst brightening and hydrating the skin.

Alcohol free, this plant extract lotion controls oiliness and prepares the skin for further treatment.

Combination Skin Cream  20ml   |Full size RRP: $88.00 |

My favourite step in the 3-step-system! I adore the soothing Lemongrass scent that lingered on my skin. Zesty & refreshing for morning & night! 

Packed full of natural ingredients like Arnica, Cucumber and Lemongrass Essential Oil, this face treatment cream helps balance the skin's "T" zone oily secretions and regulate the skin's pH.

Hazel Nut Oil and Vitamin E help to fight fine lines, delaying the aging process, repairing and healing the skin. Pores are left refined and the skin's surface smooth.

The Verdict: 

The Pevonia Botanica Combination Skin Care line is a beautifully thought out cleanse & nourish system for your skin. I have noticed the visible results of extra plumpness to my skin, and a definite decrease in blemishes. The Combination Skin Care line has calmed and soothed my skin. It now appears less 'angry' and just looks brighter! If I could use 1 skin care line for the rest of my days, this would be it! I LOVED the fresh and uplifting scents of grapefruit & lemongrass. It left my skin feeling plump, thoroughly cleansed, yet not stripped of natural moisture. BONUS you get a beautifully quilted white makeup bag that contains the kit! I have been using the makeup bag for overnight stays and have found it to be a perfect size and oh so pretty.

                                                           Rating: / 5

Pevonia Botanica products are available online or in selected beauty salons and day spas Australia wideIf you would like to find out more, click on the below link:

 Pevonia Botanica Australia

I hope you enjoyed a look into my current morning/night skin care routine using Pevonia Botanica products!

I would love to know what favourite products are in your daily routine.
Please leave your hot product recommendations in the comments section below :)


* I was kindly sent these products 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, October 2

| Pretty in Pink |

Breast Cancer Awareness Products 2013

Statistics tell us that one in eight Australian women will be affected – in some way or another by breast cancer. This is a pretty scary reality, right? 

The question is, how can we help? 

October is National breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is a time where anyone and everyone can help show their support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) by fundraising, donating or buying Pink Ribbon products. The NBCF’s hopeful goal is that by 2030 there will be zero deaths caused by breast cancer. 

So girls, if you are like me and beauty products are your guilty pleasure, pick up a product that helps support the NBCF during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month! 

Here are some of the beautiful products that are available in stores NOW!

Bobbi Brown’s Pink Blush Set has been designed to introduce Breast Cancer Awareness. The limited edition blush set contains a Pink Blush and Brush. Approximately 20 per cent of sales go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

  • rrp: $85

Jane Iredale Bright Future Compact is a mirrored compact that features five eye shadow shades and a travel-sized eye shadow brush for touch-ups on the go. The compact is adorned with a rose-coloured Swarovski Crystal. For every Bright Future Compact sold, Jane Iredale will donate $1 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation
Shades include: Peach Sherbet, Pink Glaze, Red Carpet, Pink Cloud, and Dusk.
  • rrp: $36

Clinique Pink with a Purpose is a limited edition lipstick and cosmetic case. The limited edition shade is named Pink Ribbon Honey, and is housed in a pink cosmetic carrying pouch. $5 from every sale goes towards the National Breast Cancer Foundation, while supplies last.

  • rrp: $36

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Pink Hope is a pink lipstick shade. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick with LiquidSilk technology evenly unifies pure colour with moisturisers and vitamins. Vitamins A, C and E protect and condition so that colour wears evenly. 

ALL proceeds will be donated to Pink Hope!
  • rrp: $21.95

Sukin Limited Edition Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil is a limited-edition rose hip oil. Rose hip oil promotes healthy skin and has been formulated with cold-pressed seeds of wild grown rose hips. It can be used regularly to soothe skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and rosacea and assists in skin renewal to help maintain healthy skin. 

The packaging is pink with a ribbon design to support the McGrath foundation.
  • rrp: $19.95 / $32.95
  • Pack size: 25mL / 50mL

Clinique Great Skin, Great Cause is a jumbo sized Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion +. The limited edition bottle is nearly twice the size of the original bottle. It has been adorned with a Clinique key ring with a ‘C’ shaped charm in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
  • rrp: $75
  • Pack size: 200mL

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II is a facial serum that supports the natural night-time anti-ageing purification process. The formula also delivers vital levels of hyaluronic acid to create the optimal conditions that the skin needs to maximise the natural repair process whilst deeply hydrating and comforting the skin. This product is ideal for ALL skin types. Oil- and fragrance-free, non-acnegenic, dermatologically and opthalmologically tested. 

The Night Repair Serum features a Pink Ribbon Bracelet charm in support of the McGrath Foundation.
  • rrp: $95 / $140
  • Pack size: 30mL/ 50mL

ghd Proud to be Pink is a limited-edition ghd pink diamond set that includes a pink hair straightener and diamond encrusted hair brush. The ghd styler is a versatile styling tool. With a curved barrel it curls hair as easily and effectively as it straightens. Its advanced features include sleep mode, a built-in safety feature which turns the styler off if it is left unattended for 30 minutes, worldwide voltage, innovative digital temperature control and advanced ceramic heaters for a static-free sheen. 
  • rrp: $289

Nioxin Hope-Full Hair pink pack is a limited-edition pack that has been created to raise funds for charitable beneficiaries. With each sale of the pink pack $5 will be donated to the McGrath Foundation, while each sale of a blue pack will see a $5 donation go to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. I love this product and have been using it for years!
Each NIOXIN kit includes a Cleanser (300mL), Scalp Revitaliser (300mL), Scalp Treatment (40/50mL) and Hair Booster (30mL). Pink packs are available in System 1, System 2, System 3, System 4, System 5 and System 6.
  • rrp: $89

Cedel Blow Dry Faster Heat Protector is a heat protecting spray that has been formulated to reduce the time it takes to blow dry hair. The unique formulation contains silk protein to help protect the hair against the heat, leaving it looking and feeling smooth and shiny. 
The packing features a pink ribbon to support breast cancer awareness. ALL Cedel hair products will feature a pink ribbon on the packaging to support Breast Cancer Awareness. Cedel kindly donates $25,000 to the NBCF every year! 

  • rrp: $7.99
  • Pack size: 165mL

Goldwell Super Hold Hair Lacquer provides mega hold to give lasting control and manageability to any hairstyle. The hair lacquer features a micro-fine spray system that delivers hold effects evenly over the hair. It has a hold factor eight and brushes out easily. 

The packaging is pink to support the McGrath foundation.
  • rrp: $7.95

OPI Pink of Heart’s 2013 is a Pink Ribbon gift pack that includes two shades of nail polish, More than a Glimmer, and Pink-ing of You. The pack also includes ten pink ribbon stick-on decals and crystals. So pretty!
  • rrp: $24.95

ModelCo & Ecoya Limited Edition Metro Jar is a soy wax candle that is scented with fragrant notes of sweet pea and jasmine. Both brands have combined in a bid to raise awareness and funds for The National Breast Cancer Foundation.
  • rrp: $29.95

Have you bought a Breast Cancer Awarenss product that contributes to NBCF?


Do you know of other products I can add to this post?

I would love to hear from you! 



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