Monday, August 29, 2016

Beauty Expo Australia - Haul

Beauty Expo Australia is the industry-only trade show for all things salon, spa and clinical aesthetics. I went as an opportunity to write about the experience of my first Beauty Expo for my last story in this round of The Australasian College Student BlogHERE.
I picked up some great deals that I thought I'd like to share with all of you!

Friday, August 26, 2016

#RivetReview Archive - Part Two

These reviews started to get a little more detailed, but still aren't up to the standard paragraphs that I tend to write these days.
I assure you, this is a different post.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Sunday Riley Power Couple Kit - Good Genes & Luna - #RivetReview

Two best-sellers, one box, complementary actives.
Sunday Riley is a brand that resonates with cult beauty fiends because of its luxe status and powerful actives. The Power Couple, which was available at Mecca Cosmetica for a limited time, featured the two most popular products, Good Genes All-in-One and Luna Night Sleeping Oil.

These two were designed to be used together to assist with your skin's brightness, texture and cell turnover, using the AHA, Lactic Acid (in Good Genes) and Trans-Retinol Ester (in Luna). Simon Proietto of The Skincare Obsessive had told me about Good Genes a few years ago, and how his obsession with Retinol makes Luna one of his HG products, but what about my findings?

Friday, August 19, 2016

#RivetReview Archive - Part One

Once upon a time, I started reviewing products on Instagram. I didn't actually review them a formal sense, I just stated what I thought, and those thoughts were very vague (but honest). I give you the archive - Part 1 - my early #RivetReview posts.

#RivetReview had to start somewhere!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Lush - Avocado Co-Wash - #RivetReview

Avocado Co-Wash from Lush is a new product, being the first of its kind in the haircare range. Much like the oil cleansing method in skincare, this method of hair 'washing' (although not a new concept) has captivated me so much that I just had to try it out.
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I've heard of people doing the 'no-poo' hair cleansing method, one which really can create an uncomfortable environment for your scalp, and the 2-in-1 shampoo with conditioner saves time and space but is horrid for hair; haven't touched one of those since the 90s! Lush sent out 'Ideal Hair Day' kits to beauty media, and we got to chose between a few different packs. I chose the 'Quench' box which included a slice of the brand new co-wash product.

Monday, August 15, 2016


Welcome to my new official blog!

Posts here are more article-like in structure and will commence in a few days (or weeks, depending on how busy I am with college).

That fancy new logo I designed and stuff.
#RivetReview AND original content!
So I enjoy this writing thing way too much, and I finally motivated myself to get on the real-deal blogging bandwagon. I am slowly going to write new articles (1 or 2 per week for now) and in the mean time, archive my #RivetReview posts from Instagram on here and add to them! I have close to 150 posts under that hashtag, and I intend to get them all up here! I want to keep delivering product reviews!

What else will I be posting?
I hope to get some inspiration and write about all the awesome things that I see in Beauty Therapy, give the low-downs on how stuff works, in my own words. This blog will mainly be product focused, however, you'll see my mug here a lot! I'll be doing beauty event recaps.

What is happening to Instagram? 
It will continue, however, I will post links to new posts in the bio! I will aim to post everyday and have it become more of a casual type deal, rather than exclusively for product related content. I really love doing this, and it has taken way too long to get this happening. I really want to go across platforms to keep my options open, and staying only on one is not an ideal place to stay, have to keep moving!

See you when it starts!