By Anne-Marie Jones
Supporting local business is so important right now, and Beauty Bliss is a fabulous Wellington-based business bringing you the beauty products you want, from overseas and NZ. I was really impressed with their wide selection!
Beauty Bliss kindly sent me a box of goodies to try out, which was so exciting! They have also sponsored a fabulous prize - a Silver Bullet EasyCurl Curling Iron (valued at $150), see end of the article for how to win.
Here's what we tried:
Freeman Body Glow Mask Kit
This would make such a fun gift for a friend!
Containing Cheeky Butt Sheet Mask, Happy Belly Firming Mask, Perky Bust Boosting and Toning Mask and Lovely Neck Firming Mask (individual, single use sachets). I can honestly report my butt is 100% cheekier than it was before ;).
This is a limited edition set, so if you want one, get ya butt into gear and head over to Beauty Bliss' website.
Carousel Cosmetics Eyeshadow and Makeup Removing Puffs
These single eyeshadows are just $5.95 each and come in single pans, making it easy to create your own palettes. They come in a neat little black envelope so if you don't have an empty 26mm compact or palette you can easily keep it in there.
I received shade #224 which is a gorgeous matte red - I absolutely love red eyeshadows but they can be a tough colour to get right, often they don't blend well or stain or itch, but this was a nice, easy to apply shade that removed cleanly and had no irritation, definitely a unique shade in my collection and a new fave.
You can choose from matte, shimmer or glitter finishes in a wide range of colours. Carousel also stock lashes and brushes.
I applied fairly heavy eye makeup then used a Carousel Makeup Removing Wipe to remove (with warm water, no makeup remover), and was impressed how well it worked with just a gentle wipe. It was easy to rinse in warm water and dry. They come in a 3-pack in a handy little case and are very practical, especially if you want to reduce the amount of disposable wipes you use.
Freeman Grapefruit Mask
Freeman were popular when I was a teenager (err...20 years ago, but who's counting), and I'm pleased to see they're still around, they offer good products at a good price point, and they usually smell great too.
I removed one eye of makeup using the Carousel wipes mentioned above, then gave the cleansing bar a try. The bar isn't suitable for removing makeup (and can't be used on eyes) but can remove traces of makeup . As I said before, Freeman are known for their yummy scents, and I loved the fresh grapefruit smell. This is a rather solid bar that will last a long time.
California Mango Set containing:
This has such a fresh, summery smell - it's mango but not too sweet or over whelming - great for layering!. This set contained lots of mini-sizes, giving me a good sample of their range of products. The gift set is not currently available but you can see the selection of California Mango products here.
I was lucky enough to try their Lipbalm, Body Butter, Body Lotion, Cleansing Gel (which is shower gel), Exfoliating Scrub and Leave In Conditioning Spray. They are all such a wee treat to use, and perfect for a bit of pampering while travelling or at the gym. My fave would have to be the Exfoliating Scrub since it's a nice gentle one.
If you like your body products to be matching, you need to check this range out, there's so much to choose from!
MediK8 Retinol Night Cream and Day Cream with Sunscreen
This is a brand I've heard of and never tried, so was excited to try something new. I got sent a night cream with retinol, and day cream with sunscreen (which also works well with Vitamin A and C if they are part of your skincare).
Vitamin A is a good, anti-aging ingredient used commonly in high-end skincare. Medik8 recommend using Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and of course sunscreen, as a healthy skincare routine. (Please follow instructions carefully as Vitamin A needs to be introduced slowly, some women are warned not to use Vitamin A skincare in early pregnancy).
The day cream even helps protect against blue light (screen) damage, and as someone who works on a computer frequently, this is a big plus!
- No Artificial Fragrance
- No Synthetic Colours
- Paraben Free
- No Phthalates
- Alcohol Free
- Vegan & Cruelty Free
Foxglow x Beauty Bliss Perfume
This perfume is such a cool idea - this is a collab between NZ perfume creator Foxglow and Beauty Bliss, a unique fragrance with notes of blackberry, grapefruit and pear and accords of blue wisteria, jasmine, lychee, white woods, musk and coconut water, in a cute 10ml roll on bottle, perfect for your purse or travel! Absolutely lovely.
This feels luxurious but is just $24.99 for an oil (a little goes a long way with oil!). Plus it is cruelty-free, vegan and alcohol free.
So, if you want to get yourself in the draw to win a fabulous Silver Bullet EasyCurl Curling Iron courtesy of Beauty Bliss, head over to our posts on Facebook and Instagram.
The Silver Bullet EasyCurl Curling Iron is a revolutionary new tool with features like:
- 90-degree angle allows you to keep your arm in relaxed position rather than having to hold your arm in a high or unnatural position.
- Ergonomically balanced to help reduce sore arms when curling.
- Ionic ceramic barrel for super smooth, long lasting results.
- Heats from 120°C for curling fine hair and hair extensions, to 220°C for curling coarse or unmanageable hair.
- Digital display so you can see the exact temperature you are using.
Closes Sunday 20th Feb 2022. NZ addresses only.
Thank you to the amazing team at Beauty Bliss for sending these products for review and giveaway - I highly recommend checking them out!