Friday, 14 February 2014

Feel the love: Giveaway 5 Win a Philips VisaPure Cleansing Brush

Just before Christmas I reviewed the Philips VisaPure Cleansing Brush. It is a nifty little cleansing brush, a bit like the Clarisonic, but with a smaller brush head. I found the smaller brush head made it much easier to get in and cleanse around my nose - which is my real problem area for blackheads.



Now it is your chance win a Philips VisaPure (worth $199.95!!!) for yourself. Yes, I know, it is not the most romantic gift. However, your skin will absolutely love you for using this and today is the day of love, after all!

How to enter
I will use Rafflecopter again for this giveaway so just follow the directions below. This one is only open to Australian residents.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Well, this brings an end to my week of Feel the Love giveaways. If you haven't entered the other giveaways then hurry up because they are closing soon. And, if you are a super lucky person, it is possible to win more than one prize so make sure you enter them all.

Want more prizes?? Don't forget to enter the other Feel the Love Giveaways:
Win one of 15 Pamper packs
Win one of 3 Schick Quattro Trimstyle packs
Win one of 2 chocolate indulgence packs from Bodytrim
Win a BYS nail polish and delicious Romy body butter

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Feel the love: Giveaway 4 Win something for your nails and something for your bod

I was sure I had a Jurlique Love Balm set aside for a giveaway this year but I have just looked in my giveaway stash and, alas, the Love balm has gone AWOL. My sister came back from Japan for a surprise visit over Christmas and I let her go nuts in my beauty stash and take whatever she wanted/needed so we can all blame her, whether she is guilty or not!

Not to fear, my giveaway stash is still substantial so I have another great prize to offer you guys! One person will win the two following products:  BYS Caviar for Nails in Hot Talent and Romy Cinnamon & Cocoa Butter.

To get your nails ready in spectacular style for your hot Valentine's Day date (please ignore the fact that the comp is drawn after Valentine's Day!!), I have a BYS Caviar for Nails in Hot Talent (a super awesome pink!). Textural nail art is really on trend and this pink is HOT. The BYS Nail Caviar has previously been reviewed here.



The other prize you will receive is a Romy Cinnamon & Cocoa Body Butter. Holy moly does this smell delicious. It is one of those beauty products that you just don't know whether to use on your body or to eat! In fact, I don't know whether to suggest that you use it on your significant other or just hog it all for yourself! Romy products have previously been reviewed here and here.


How to enter
Your dodgy pickup lines from Giveaway 2 have really brought a smile to my face - a few out loud laughs as well! So, I am going to continue along that theme. I want to hear your best Roses are Red poem. It can be dirty, funny, dad joke lame - whatever you can come up with (or find online). The one that amuses me the most, wins! This comp is open to everyone and closes at 8.30pm on 20/2/14.

Best of luck and make me laugh, once again!

Want more prizes?? Don't forget to enter the other Feel the Love Giveaways:
Win one of 15 Pamper packs
Win one of 3 Schick Quattro Trimstyle packs
Win one of 2 chocolate indulgence packs from Bodytrim
Win a Philips VisaPure Cleansing Brush

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Feel the love: Giveaway 3 Win a box of chocolates that won't make you fat!

Aside from beauty products, what do you most want for Valentine's Day? Chocolate I hear? Me too! But if you are still suffering from the post Christmas bulge, or are avoiding sugar for Feb Free, or are just watching you weight in general then a box of chocolates is probably not the best gift to receive. Luckily, Bodytrim have a snack that is virtually carb free and is perfect for curing your chocolate and cake cravings - their new Molten Mudcake Chocolate Brownies. You just microwave it for 15 seconds and it becomes a bit gooey like a moist chocolate brownie. I have bought myself some of these and, although not quite as good as a real chocolate brownie, they do make for a tasty chocolaty treat when you are trying to watch your weight (they are much nicer than protein bars!). The brownies are $59.40 for a pack of 12 and can be purchased here.



You might have followed my Bodytrim journey last year. In case you missed it, I lost nearly 12kgs following the Bodytrim diet and went from being 6kgs overweight for my height at 72.5kgs to right smack bang in the middle of the healthy range and ended up 60.7kgs. I wrote a weekly diary style report of my progress which you can read about here. Over Christmas, I did relax my eating a lot (and let sugar back into my life) which means that I have put on a couple of kilo's - but now I have the tools to get back on track so expect to be back to my target weight by the end of February.

I was ecstatic with the results I achieved last year and was actually quite surprised at how easy it was to lose the weight in the end (once I had changed my mindset and ditched my sugar cravings). Now I would like to share the Bodytrim love. So, for my third Feel the Love giveaway, I have two prizes up for grabs:

To get you started on your Bodytrim journey, the winner will receive the Bodytrim kit values at $219 plus to help you on your way you will also get a box of 12 Molten Mudcake Chocolate Brownies worth $59.40.

One runner up will receive a box of 12 Molten Mudcake Chocolate Brownies for some guilt free chocolate indulgence this Valentine's Day.

How to Enter
Entering is simple - just follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter widget. Entry is open to Australian residents only and closes at 12.00am on 20/2/14.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Chocolate is a major weakness of mine. I could give up just about anything else - booze; bread; pasta, but not chocolate. That is where these brownies come in handy as they keep me sane and minimise the tremors associated with chocolate withdrawal until I can indulge a little on my free day!! What is your area of weakness? The one thing that you could never deprive yourself of?


Want more prizes?? Don't forget to enter the other Feel the Love Giveaways:
Win one of 15 Pamper packs
Win one of 3 Schick Quattro Trimstyle packs
Win a Philips VisaPure Cleansing Brush
Win a BYS nail polish and delicious Romy body butter

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Feel the love: Giveaway 2 Schick Quattro For Women Trimstyle - 3 packs to be won

The other day I posted a step by step guide on shaping your bikini area. In my second Feel the Love giveaway of the week you now have a chance to win one of three Quattro Trimstyle packs containing the Quattro Trimstyle plus a packet of refills.

Schick Quattro For Women Trimstyle is a handy four blade razor and waterproof bikini trimmer in one, that will that will leave legs and bikini line looking smooth. It’s gentle on skin with conditioning strips enriched with Acai Berry and Jojoba extracts. The Trimstyle is battery-powered and waterproof, so you can use it in the shower. The adjustable comb features three length settings to help get a precise trim. Price of the kit is $14.99 4pk refills are $19.99


How to enter
I thought that we could have a bit of fun with this competition. Enter by answering the following question either in the comments below or on The Science of Beauty Facebook Page:

What pickup line would be successful in getting you to show off your artistically manicured bikini line?

You can enter as many times as you like. They can be real pick up lines that have been used on you (and if that is the case then you HAVE to tell me the story...and whether it worked!!) or lines you have read online or even lines you have been dying to use on someone else. The top three lines that make me laugh the most will win one of the above packs. This competition is open to Australian residents only and closes at 9.00pm on Tues 18th Feb.

Good luck and make me laugh!

Want more prizes?? Don't forget to enter the other Feel the Love Giveaways:
Win one of 15 Pamper packs
Win one of 2 chocolate indulgence packs from Bodytrim

Get $500 the E-One at home Laser Hair Removal machine

I have been trialling the E-One at home laser hair removal machine and so far the results are amazing. I have been using it on my legs and bikini line and there are already bald, hairless patches visible and this is after only two session. I have had salon laser hair removal before and this feels very similar. You get the same 'flicking rubber band' stinging sensation and then the hair all starts die off and to drop out about a week later.

I will be writing a full and in depth review but just needed to get a quick post out to let you all know that E-One currently has a HUGE Valentine's Day promotion where they have knocked $500 off the price of the E-One. Normally the E-One retails for $2495 but until 18/2/14 you can get it for $1995.

Hopefully I will get my full review up tonight.



The E-One can be purchased from www.e-one.com.au. They have a few different payment options as well, so if you don't have $1995 at your disposal at the moment can still take advantage of the great deal - you can also pay in 3 monthly installments of 50% - 25% - 25% or 5 monthly installments of 20% per month.


Would you prefer to be permanently hair free or do you not mind a bit of fuzz? I want hair free legs, underarms and bikini line so that I don't ever have to remember to shave again!!

Monday, 10 February 2014

Feel the love: Giveaway 1 Palmolive Pamper Pack - 15 prizes to be won

Valentine's Day is this Friday and to celebrate I will be hosting a giveaway every week day this week. Tonight, I am kicking it off with one for the single ladies; or the ladies who won't receive anything as their partners don't believe in Valentine's Day; or any lady who loves to pamper herself. Fine - this giveaway is for everyone!

I have 15 pamper packs up for grabs, each containing:

  • Palmolive Ayurituel Joyous Body Wash: infused with the extract of Indian Mulberry and Lotus Flower, this vibrant gel has a delicate flowery scent that uplifts your senses allowing you to bask in mother nature’s more simple pleasures. 




  • Palmolive Body Butter Strawberry Smoother: The Palmolive Naturals Strawberry Smoother Body Butter Body Wash uses small exfoliating particles which work to scrub away old cells and leave your skin’s surface looking soft and supple. Gentle enough to be used as part of your daily beauty regime, you’ll be blown away by the gorgeous berry fragrance that lingers on your skin after each wash.


  • Palmolive Natural Intensive Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner:  is enriched with luscious ingredients of 100% natural pure milk proteins and luxurious coco cream, which will help transform your hair into gorgeous locks that look and feel beautifully moisturised and hydrated. With an exotic and alluring fragrance to boot, Palmolive Naturals Intensive Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner restores softness and manageability back into your hair by penetrating each hair strand from root to tip.



How to Enter:

Simple - just follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter widget below. Entry open to Australian Residents only. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Do you have any plans for Valentine's Day or are you not a fan of day? We don't tend to celebrate it in our household but I might be able to convince hubby to get a DVD and share a box of chocolates!


Want more prizes?? Don't forget to enter the other Feel the Love Giveaways:
Win one of 15 Pamper packs
Win one of 3 Schick Quattro Trimstyle packs
Win one of 2 chocolate indulgence packs from Bodytrim
Win a BYS nail polish and delicious Romy body butter
Win a Philips VisaPure Cleansing Brush

Monday, 3 February 2014

A step-by-step guide on how to shape your bikini area

My vajazzling skills are non-existent; mostly because I am too scared to try! I maintain my bikini line but that is about the extent of my creativity downstairs! Schick have just released the Trimstyle which makes keeping your bikini area neat and tidy, and perhaps even artistic (if you are more adventurous than me!) a breeze:

Schick Quattro For Women Trimstyle is a handy four blade razor and waterproof bikini trimmer in one, that will that will leave legs and bikini line looking smooth. It’s gentle on skin with conditioning strips enriched with Acai Berry and Jojoba extracts. The Trimstyle is battery-powered and waterproof, so you can use it in the shower. The adjustable comb features three length settings to help get a precise trim.

To encourage creativity, Schick sent me a how to guide for shaping your bikini area. I just had to share:


What You Need:
  • Stencil of shape or design
  • Quattro For Women Trimstyle
  • Shaving cream or gel
  • Thick, unscented body cream or lotion

Get Started:
  1. Trim. If hair is long it may be difficult to get a precise shape. Trim down and dust off any excess hair with a towel.
  2. Take a warm bath or shower. Let hair get softened by warm water for a few minutes, so it’s easier to shave.
  3. Apply stencil. Put an unscented thick lotion or cream on the underside of the stencil, and place it on the hair where you want the design.
  4. Trim again. Holding the stencil down firmly, trim the hair outside the stencil down using the Trimstyle clipper end. The cream will help you keep the stencil in place.
  5. Shave. Apply shaving foam or gel to the hair you're going to shave. First, remove the hair that's outlining the stencil using the blade end of the Trimstyle. Once you have that hair shaved outlining the stencil, you can remove the stencil and shave the rest.
  6. Detail. Now that you have your design in place, you can take the hair that’s in the shape down shorter if desired using the Trimstyle clippers.
  7. Moisturize. Apply a light, unscented lotion to the area shaved.

Tips:
  • A simple shape like a heart or arrow will be much easier to design, but there is no limit to fun designs you can do – try a lightning bolt, or a diamond
  • Keep all products on the outside of your body.
  • If you are going to colour your pubic hair, make sure you do so before you shave. Colour may irritate freshly shaved skin.
  • You can also use a red lip liner to outline the shape instead of using a stencil. (You might want to keep the lip liner for your bikini area only, and not use it back on your face). Use a somewhat clear shaving cream like that doesn't foam so you can see through to shave only where needed.


Schick Quattro for Women Trimstyle is available at Woolworths, Coles, Priceline and pharmacies nationally. Price of the kit is $14.99 4pk refills are $19.99.


So, I am dying to know, who out there likes to be creative with your pubes?? What shapes or designs have you done?