Beauty & Wellbeing Crushes: Amazing Tinted Moisturiser, Punchy Lip Colour, Detoxing Bath & more.

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This crushes edition is pretty product-centric because there are just so many amazing things that have flown into my world in the past few weeks, I’m super excited to share ’em with you, so lets get started 🙂

Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturiser

I’ve been a longtime fan of the regular Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser, and probably a little reluctant to venture away from what I know and love! The illuminating version takes it to the next level, while you can wear it on it’s own (it’s SPF 20), my favourite way to use this is mix a dollop with my regular, fairly matte foundation and watch the compliments roll in.

If you want a fresh faced glow, this is going to go a long way towards getting you there! Add plenty of sleep, green tea and exercise in and you’re set. It also comes in 4 shades, I use ‘Bare Radiance’, am a total ghosty-face and I LOVE it. RRP $78 from Adore Beauty.

Seven Wonders Argan Oil Spray

This stuff makes sleek, shiny hair almost too easy to achieve. Having tested out the rest of the range in a previous crushes post, I was a fan, but I was finding that having to rub the oil on your hands and apply to the hair was putting me off a bit. And then swoops in this guy, all spray-nozzle and thinner consistency.

Through a bit of trial and error, I’ve found the best way to get shiny, but not oily, hair is to spray one pump onto your brush and then run through slightly damp hair. This goes against the key beauty rule of NEVER BRUSH YOUR HAIR WHEN IT IS DAMP EVER EVER EVER, but really, I think we all secretly do. If you don’t, comment below and I will heap some praise on you!

This method has given me a lot more control over rogue flyaway hairs & will also make the bottle last a looooong time. Approx. $32.

Franc Essential Serum

I’m loving this crazy right now. As a girl who is obsessed with her rosehip oil almost exclusively, this serum took me by surprise. It actually does contain rosehip oil, as well as: macadamia, apricot kernel, avocado, carrot, centella, evening primrose, vitamin e, geranium, lavender, rose & sandalwood oils. Quite a few of which are organic. The vitamins that make my skin react so well to rosehip are in here, as well as a whole party full of other good stuff as you can see.

The smell is also far superior, kind of a musky-candy scent, and a little goes a loooooong way. I’m still testing this out but I can safely say that my skin really enjoys drinking it up at night, and I am thoroughly enjoying the way it looks in the morning. Winnah. RRP $72.

Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Colour in Sweet Nectar

Before Sweet Nectar, I’d never worn a bright lip colour. Reds & multiple shades of pinky nudes yup, anything a bit out there – nup. I adore this, slicking it on gives me that little bit of extra confidence, even on a regular day at the office. It goes on super easily, and when worn with a glowy foundation (as above), some mascara and a little creme blush you’ll have the ultimate easy beauty look. It also contains an SPF of 12 which is handy!

While the RRP is $44, there are some awesome deals available on StrawberryNET with some of the other Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Colours from $14.50!!! Worth a look if you’re after some high-quality, but cheap, lippies.

Detoxing Clay Bath

At the moment I’m reading a detox book (more about that in the next crushes edition) and have become interested in possibly doing a light detox of my own. Nothing too full on, just a lot of healthy eating, green smoothies, yoga, quinoa salads, tofu and veggies, and no junk. The last part is the trickiest! Even though I do eat healthy the majority of the time, I am quite keen on my indulgences too.

When I heard about the detoxing Mojave Green Clay Powder, I thought it would be a good way to ease into a detox. It felt great to have a clay bath, though I didn’t have any symptoms of detoxing such as a headache afterwards, I’m going to keep up with them once a week or so and more frequently when I start my real detox and see how I go! $19.90 for 450 grams.

That’s it for this week, hope you enjoyed! If you have any questions or suggestions about my crushes then feel free to leave a comment below!

Be well,




  1. Oh yum the Franc serum sounds delicious. I cant get enough of rosehip oil based serums at the moment either. I love the idea of a spray on oil too. I also have the green clay in my next payday to buy list with the Tisserand detox bath oil, thought they would make a good combo with my existing macrobiotic salt from Echolife for all this detoxing I need to start come 2nd Jan. Did you have any problems mixing it into the bath water? I also read on No More Dirty Looks blog that they swear by a green clay paste on a spot before bed to clear it quick sticks.

  2. Suzanne says:

    where do you get the seven wonders stuff from? sounds intriguing!

  3. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    Me, my best and I: Oh it is seriously awesome! Ah lurve eet. And the spray on oil! I love all these things (of course)!

    Mmm the detox bath oil looks good as well, I might have to check that one out too. I’ve got some of the macro salt as well, and the magnesium / epsom salts – that is good for some serious relaxing!

    I didn’t really have any problems, I actually put the clay in at the start of the bath, so that the water mixed in with it as it went. Some of the clumps stuck to the bottom but I just stepped into the bath and swished it around with my feet and it was fine 🙂

    I might need to try that zit remedy, too!

    Suzanne: They have heaps of Perth stockists, cos it’s a Perth company!

    Or if you wanna do the online thang:


  4. Sabine says:

    I love the sound of the Bobbi Brown lipstick! Next year is the year I venture into brighter and bolder colours 🙂
    I’m so glad you are enjoying clay baths! I’m a big fan, especially since I’ve started to run (5K goal within 3 months!). You can mix clay, macro salt and magnesium crystals altogether for the mother of all relaxing/detox baths too!

  5. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    Hi Sabine,

    I’ve seen that mix on the site – I didn’t know if it would be a bit too crazy to have so much going on at the one time in the bath though?!

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