Sunday, 17 March 2013

Review: Sukin Cream Cleanser

Ever since I found out that my Simple facial cleanser was in fact owned by Unilever (WHY, SIMPLE?!), I went out to find a nice, cheap and cruelty free cleanser.
As I was browsing the internet I remembered a small brand called Sukin that Farmers stocked in their beauty department. I immediately rushed down to my nearest mall to check out the brands. They certainly had me in mind - cruelty free and organic skincare that was also affordable and effective. I decided to pick up the Cream cleanser instead of the foaming one, since cleansers that don't lather are less likely to irritate my skin.

Price: $12 (ish, I can't remember properly)

Packaging: 4/5

The cleanser comes in a small, cute little bottle with a pump for dispensing. The bottle itself is environmentally friendly and recyclable. The only trait that knocks a point of is the actual 'unscrewing' the pump - it took me a long time and help from someone else to open up the pump.

Product: 4/5

The cleanser has a strong herbal smell to it, but it's not a smell that will cause migraines. I like the smell - it makes the product feel very natural.

The product has of course, a whit cream-like consistency that's very smooth. It's got a lot of skin-friendly oils on it, but I discovered that one pump makes your face basically waterproof. Half a pump should be enough to cover the entire face and be able to rinse it cleanly.

What I really liked about this product is that it does not leave your skin feeling tight or oily. Skin becomes smooth to the touch and almost like it's been moisturised. I really the feeling it gives.

However, this product can only remove light traces of makeup - say, tinted moisturiser + pencil eyeliner. If you're wearing anything more, you're going to need makeup remover or wipes.

I would recommend this for:

Despite having oily combination skin, I still like this cleanser a lot. It's very gentle and I need moisture in my face because of my constant usage of a acne treatments. I would definitely say that this product will be wonderful for dry skin and normal skin in the winter. Those with combination skin might also like this product, depending on how oily your skin gets. Anyone with sensitive skin or easily irritated skin should probably stay away from this product - it has lavender oil in it, which is a common skin irritant. However, Sukin has their own Sensitive Skin range, so there's something for everybody!

All in all...

I really like this product! It's not too expensive and definitely worth trying out. It hasn't broken me out or irritated my skin which I'm thankful for. It's a wonderful little gem.

Have you tried this product? What did you think? Leave a comment below!

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Moschino + Moschino Cheap & Chic F/W 2013

New York Fashion Week has passed on by and made a lasting impression on fashionistas worldwide. I was catching up on some videos of those who were lucky enough to attend the event. Moschino and Moschino Cheap & Chic's collections completely stood out to me.

Moschino F/W 2013 Collection 

I can happily admit I liked everything from this collection and would wear every item from the collection. The show begins with an array of tartan in rich reds and deep greens. The style can be described as prep-school with it's statement  blazers, beautiful blouses and pleated skirts. Equestrian hats were seen on every other model. The hair was simple - swept back into soft chignons and ponytails. Giant gold earrings seemed to be part of the theme too.

After the plaid they go back to basics - with the ever-classic black and white, keeping with the same prepster theme.

The show rounds off with gorgeous reds. I must say I love, love, love the matching red suit and dress.

Moschino Cheap & Chic F/W 2013 Collection

UGH Moschino why so gorgeous? This collection is about statement brilliance! From a leopard print suit to fur to pops of pink, if you want to be seen this Fall/Winter, Moschino Cheap & Chic fits all your needs.

I tend to gravitate towards black, and if you're anything like me, you'll probably fawn over these couple of pieces.

Animal print also seemed to be a trend in this collection. The cut and wear of the leopard print suit almost makes it wearable. But I'd wear it nonetheless - and during the daytime too.

Pink is one of those colours that adds a fresh feel to an outfit. It's youthful and it's vibrant. Moschino makes femininity edgy. I adore shift /60's vibe as they give such a modern shape to the body.

In case you haven't noticed, Moschino also happened to create a creeper with a strap and a heel...embellished with little belts down the calf. It's fantastic. Rosella Jardini, you are amazing.

As for beauty, I love the dark lip most of the models rock. Others had a fierce black cat eye with nude lips. It was all about clean skin and statement one or the other. You can make it wearable for the cooler seasons with a deep plum lipstick, sheer foundation + pink blush for a 'just out of the cold' look, or go for the classic winged eyeliner and nude lips.

That concludes my outlook on both Moschino Fashion Shows! I hope you got some inspiration from these photos because I totally want to rock pink with leopard and black blazers now.

What fashion shows did you like in NYFW? Leave a comment below!

All images sourced from: Fashionising