Friday, March 31, 2017

Peptides & Skincare with Rivet - TRENDING

Peptides are not a new concept in skincare; they have been around for a few decades, but they are starting to trend as anti-aging miracle workers. A peptide is merely a building block made from short chains of amino acids (anything containing less than 50 amino acid bonds is considered a peptide). Proteins make up anatomical tissue structures, including the integumentary system, where our skin protects us from the outside world.

Illustration including a Tetrapeptide chain (four amino acids).

In this story, we will go into detail about three popular types of peptides used in skincare and anti-aging formulation, which include the old and trusted Matrixyl (plus its newer generation adaptations), Copper Peptides, and the topical Botox alternative, or "Faux-tox", Argireline.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Australis LIQUID ELIXIR Serum Foundation - #RivetReview

Australis are back at it with a new foundation formula, Liquid Elixir, the new way to get the NO MAKEUP look and feel!

Liquid Elixir Serum Foundation.

I've been using Australis products for as long as I can remember, and being able to regularly feature their products on my blog is a great privilege. They are a brand who give easy access to hot beauty trends with quality products and great prices. The new sheer cover Liquid Elixir Serum Foundation found itself on my desk this week, and it's something I am totally wanting to tell everybody about!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

*SPONSORED* RIVET RANT: Minimum 3000 followers to make $$$?!?!

My follower count is small because I keep it honest.
I get rid of the bots and the MLM representatives on Instagram.
I do everything on my blog without deception.
My worth as an influencer is minimal because of this.
I don't have that sociopathic trait that decimates everybody in the way for advancement.
I am a terrible liar.
If it's not the truth, I cannot say it.
I won't do it just for the money.
I wanted to do it because I related to it.
I tried to do it because I could have a small double-digit amount of dollars to put away for financial emergencies.
I tried so damn hard to stay awake and ready to do this.
What am I talking about?

Friday, March 17, 2017

Favourite Budget Makeup Essentials - LOOK AMAZING AND SAVE!

Makeup can cost a pretty penny, but that doesn't say anything about the quality, does it? The budget and drugstore level brands are really stepping up to the hype with quality products for less! No, really!

Assortment of budget and drugstore products under $25 each..

Make yourself look amazing with my special favourite picks of makeup products where no single item is over $25AUD! Some of these are even dupes of your high end cult faves!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

My Perfect Facial Kit + Application Tutorial - #RivetReview

Today we take another look at some "instant results" cosmetics that have predictable and visible results every single time. My Perfect Facial is no exception, because it comes straight from the salon and clinic, right to your very home. A professional facial, sans the professional therapist.

My Perfect Facial Kit.

A few weeks back, I reviewed My Perfect Eyes from The Perfect Cosmetics, a really hot "instant results" product on the market. My Perfect Facial is another from the line created by Penny Lane. It was previously called "The Lift" by Eternal Essentials.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017


I can think of several brands who make a stock standard line of products, then release a line of "naturals" or "botanics" into the range and use those buzzwords to attempt to sell a product that's supposed to be better for you or the environment. Stick a tree or a leaf on the packaging, and voila, you have a green product!

Greenwashing is rampant.

Tying in with the theme of chemicals = bad and natural = good, here are some terms that definitely don't have a say in how eco-friendly a product is.

Friday, March 3, 2017

How to to get that post-facial glow at home! Facial Massage Technique

Have you ever had a really good facial where your skin looks and feels amazing, and you feel like you have been floating on a cloud? A facial involves more than just a therapist applying skincare, there is also the aspect of relaxation via human touch and a serene environment. Okay, so our homes may not be a sanctuary, but I can definitely give you a few pointers to get that glow, with your very own hands and products already in your arsenal!

Facials are more than they appear.

Why does your skin glow after a facial? One of two things - firstly, your skin is stimulated with products and touch. Secondly, you probably weren't aware about how dehydrated your skin may have been prior to treatment. Dehydration is a major contributor to dull looking skin, even when you drink the recommended amount of water per day. Hydration is a very hot topic on my blog because I experience TEWL (trans-epidermal water loss) very easily due to having unsubstantial oil flow (dry skin).