Wednesday, 26 December 2012


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It's Christmas Day which means it's also time to announce the winners of my two giveaway winners..
*drum roll*

Congratulations to the winner of my YouTube Christmas Giveaway:

and my Blog Christmas Giveaway:

You will be contacted via YouTube and Email so please check your inbox!
Thank you so much to everyone who participated and I loved all your video and blogpost suggestions!

Because I know the holiday season is a crazy time for everyone, I will give the winners up to one week to contact me with their preferred delivery address. I would suggest that you contact me as soon as possible as I am in the process of relocating interstate and if you get back to me after I leave, I will have to make alternative arrangements to sent the prize and may get to you later than I hoped!

Stay safe for the holidays! xo
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Saturday, 22 December 2012

TalkBack Thursday #2

(because I don't have the answers to everything)

Every Thursday I'm going to ask you lovely viewers a question. There may also be a chance to win something [:

Which reminds me, last week's winner has been contacted and she will be receiving her bottle of TN Dickinson's Witch Hazel Toner very shortly!

(Sorry, I haven't posted since last week! We've had people over from Perth and I've been busy showing them around Melbourne.. Even though I'm a tourist here myself)

Q: What are your current favourite TV shows?

So this question isn't exactly beauty related but I have been getting into some new shows recently I thought I would share with you and you can tell me what some of your favourite shows are. In no particular order at all..

1. Revenge 4/5
Set in the Hamptons, a daughter sets out to avenge her father's downfall and eventual death. In the midst of a story immersed in beauty, wealth and status, Emily Thorne, is anything but what she seems.
Season one is over in Australia but there's just enough time to catchup before Season two starts! I personally think season two is better but my friend disagrees so you can be the judge.

2. Arrow 4.5/5
Billionaire’s son, Oliver Queen has be living on a remote island for the past five years after his family’s boat capsized in a storm.
Latest TV show obsession! Only downside, not as many hot people as I would’ve liked.

3. Hart of Dixie 4/5
New York doctor, Zoe Hart (Rachel Bilson!) recently moved to small-town Bluebell, Alabama to work as a General Practitioner and finding love, lust and friends along the way.
MUST SEE if you’re a lover of the OC.

4. Nikita 5/5
Nikita is a rogue assassin set out to bring down the organisation who trained her. An oldie but a goodie. My friends actually don’t like this show for some reason but it’s awesome and almost everyone is hawt!

Other mentions:
• 2 Broke Girls - still funny but not as into it as I was before.
• New Girl – season 2 isn’t has funny. Jess should just get with Nick and be over and done with. Cece is hot.
• Modern Family – need I say more.
• Last Resort – JUST started watching this. So far so good!
• The Walking Dead – I almost forgot, but season two has ended and it doesn’t start up again until February so get catching up if you haven’t watched this before!

PS These are just my summaries and opinions of the shows, and I am by no means a qualified critique. Even amongst my friends, we argue about which shows are better. Also, I really didn't want to say a lot to spoil the plot. Please click on the link if you would like to know more [:

So, let me know your favourite tv shows and I look forward to reading your suggestions! :) xo
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Friday, 14 December 2012

TalkBack Thursday #1 (+ Giveaway)

(because I don't have the answers to everything)

Every Thursday I'm going to ask you lovely viewers a question. There may also be a chance to win something, as with today's post!

Q: Are there natural alternatives to pHisohex wash and/or Benzoyl Peroxide gel?

Background Story: Ever since I came down to Melbourne my skin has been absolutely freaking out. This isn't the first time either, last time I came down for three week, I suffered two and a half weeks of absolutely horrible skin! And by that I mean, clogged pores, irritated skin, bumps, breakouts, redness, blackheads (although they've always been there). When this happened I turned to my three HG anti-breakout products:

1. pHisohex anti-bacterial wash.
I was first introduced to this cleanser by my GP many many years ago in my high school years. I really enjoyed its effects but my curiousness got the better of me and I have moved on to 50 different cleansers since then. SO when my skin had a freak out last time I was in Melbourne, I turned back to my trusty pHisohex and saw great results.

The reason why I'm hesitate to go back to this cleanser again this time is because of its ingredients, including Triclosan, Sodium benzoate and Benzyl Alcohol. Triclosan is an antibacterial and antifungal agent used in many consumer products including deodorants, toothpastes, mouth washes and obviously skin cleansers. Health concerns include increased allergic reactions, hay fever, disrupt functioning of thyroid hormone and oestrogen and there has been some research which says that it can be absorbed into the bloodstream to accumulate your body "/. Sodium bonzoate is a preservative which has been used for more than 100 years (mostly in foodstuff) and does not seem to have many adverse side effects, especially when not consumed. The chemical does react to heat, so be aware of that. Benzyl Alcohol is an organic compound used as a preservative in soaps and perfumes, among other products. Side effects includes itching, redness, irritation, site anaesthesia and hypoesthesia and is not approved for use on children under six months and pregnant/new/trying/breastfeeding mothers as it can have negative effects your foetus, your breast milk and your newborn. (some scary thoughts there)

This is obviously very basic information about the ingredients but if you would like me to do a separate more in-depth post of them, let me know, or you can do your own research if you like. Although, having said that, reviews on the actual pHisohex wash have been mostly positive, apart from those who found it too harsh, to whom I say, start by using it only once a day for 30 seconds. So, if there are no alternatives, I have to go back to using this wash but only for when I have really bad breakouts.

2. T.N. Dickinson Witch Hazel
I use this product as a toner and it works amazingly to cleanse and tone without irritating or drying out my skin AND it's all natural. Enough said. Of course you can use any witch hazel but this is the most accessible for me. Witch hazel is a plant and the liquid is distilled from dried leaves, bark and twigs. When used on the skin it can help tighten the skin and treat inset bites, stings, itching and irritations. If you want to try this or already love it as much as I do and you would like to win a free bottle, just leave an answer to my question in the comment box. If you don't have a solution to my dilemma, I'd still love to know any skincare tips you have!

3. 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide
There is so much controversy with PB that I won't even try and get into it. Basically I started using it as I found it to be effective for my breakouts and so did the makers of, Proactiv etc. However there seem to be many negative effects including dry, flaky, red, swollen, painful skin, itching, peeling, burning sensation, bleaching and possibly cancer-causing. This is obviously fairly scary, especially since I do use the 2.5% all over my face to prevent and cure breakouts. I would definitely like to find an natural alternative to BP so give me a holla if you have any tips!

Now I know I've said all these negative things but I am a realist and I can't just hope that if I stop using these two products or ALL products with chemicals/parabens/preservatives etc. that the world will be a better place and we will all live happily ever after. I just want to know if there are indeed more 'natural' alternatives to my HG breakout-fighting products and if there isn't and you love pHisohex and BP as much as I did then I'd love to hear from you as well!

So, let me know your thoughts and I look forward to reading your comments :) xo
Don't forget, leave an answer to enter the giveaway for a bottle of the T.N Dickinson Witch Hazel. Rafflecopter will be used to draw a winner on Wednesday midnight (Sydney time) to be announced on next week TalkBack Thursday blogpost. Good luck!

All products were purchased by yours truly.
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Saturday, 8 December 2012

New Year's Resolutions & Wishlists

So it's the end of the first week of December and it's time to start thinking about New Year's Resolutions. There have been a few recent events which have made me create this preliminary list:

- Find a job
- Get on top of my finances
- Create a daily to-do list and actually do them
- Eat better
- Exercise more
- Embrace organics, ban chemicals
- Try and keep the house as tidy as possible
- Write more
- Create a wishlist and stick to it

Speaking of a wishlist, I have created a blog page, here, which is exactly that. I have tried to do this many times before in the past but I never seem to be able to stick to it .. A sale always pops up and totally side-tracks me! However, after observing my behaviour at the recent Black Friday and Christmas sales, I have learnt that I have no self-control what-so-ever and I really must do something about it. That is not to say that I can't add to the wishlist as we go along but hopefully it'll keep me in check a little bit and remind me that I DON'T NEED ANOTHER LIPSTICK/EYESHADOW/FOUNDATION. The words 'Limited Edition' will always come to haunt me but if that is my only vice then I should consider myself lucky.

So, if you're interested, click here to checkout my wishlist and feel free to recommend any holy grail products of yours which you feel should be on the list!

If you have any questions, suggestions or requests please feel free to leave me a comment! xo
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Tuesday, 4 December 2012


I hope you have already entered my YouTube Christmas Giveaway :) If not, just click here to check it out!

1 x entry | Leave a blogpost telling me what posts you would like to see in the future & your email address so I can contact you
1 x entry | Follow my blog publicly on Google Friend Connect in the right side bar
1 x entry | Follow @peachsbeauty on twitter
2 x entry | Tweet about this giveaway & let me know the link
5 x entry | Blog about this giveaway & let me know the link
3 x entry | Link this giveaway on your blog side bar & let me know the link
* If you're under 16, please get your parents permission, as I will need your address if you win.
* WINNER drawn and announces on CHRISTMAS DAY - 25TH DECEMBER, 2012.
( Sydney Time )

| Sweet Boudoir Retro Beauty
| Fashion False Nails & Glue
| Christmas Luxury Bar Soap
| Solace Triple Milled Soap - Summer Berries
| False Lashes
| Nair Mini Wax Strips
| Revlon Pink Happiness - Delicate Moments
| B&BW Japanese Cherry Blossom Fragrance Mist
| NYX Round Lipstick -
| LUSH Bath Ballistic -
| HO Design Unbreakable Mirror | get you some
| IKEA Vanilla Tea Lights
| IKEA Berry Tea Lights
| Australis Eyeliner - Black
| Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss
| Inouvi Liquid Lip Colour
| Revlon Lip Creme
| BYX Cracked Nail Polish
| Samples e.g. Beauty Diary Masks; Pantene Hair Treatment; Hand Cream etc.

All products were purchased by yours truly :)

If you have any questions, suggestions or requests please feel free to leave me a comment! xo
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Click on the image to watch the Giveaway Video!

To celebrate Christmas this year, I'm going to be having TWO giveaways! One on my YouTube channel and one here on my blog. This post is to tell you about the giveaway on my Youtube channel and how you can enter!

* SUBSCRIBE to my channel - peachsbeautyfamily.
* LIKE the video - just click on the image above!
* COMMENT on the video - What video would you like to see next?!
* ENTER as many times as you like!
* If you're under 16, please get your parents permission, as I will need your address if you win.
* WINNER drawn and announced on CHRISTMAS DAY - 25TH DECEMBER, 2012.
(Sydney Time)


| Sweet Boudoir Retro Beauty - Good shine Girl Shimmer Lotion & Gloss
| Fashion False Nails & Glue
| Christmas Fragrant Effervescent Bath Fizzies
| Luxury Bar Soap - Warm Vanilla
| Julienne Soft-Feel Wax Strips for Legs & Body
| Revlon Pink Hapiness - Little Secrets EDP
| B&BW Sweet Pea Fragrance Mist
| LUSH Melting Snowman Luxury Bath Melt | get you some
| HOLI Design Unbreakable Mirror | get you some
| IKEA Vanilla Tea Lights
| IKEA Berry Tea Lights
| ELF Total Face Brush
| Jordana Fabuliner Liquid Eyeliner - 01 Black
| NYX Liquid Crystal Liner - 106 Crystal Hip
| Lancome Colour Design Lipstick - Ooh La La
| Lancome Le Lipstique Lip Colouring Stick with Brush - Charme
| Inouvi Liquid Lip Colour - Mod Squad
| Revlon Lip Crem - Sass Mauve
| Samples e.g. Beauty Diary Masks; Lancome Juicy Tube; Neutrogena Hand Cream etc.

What's on ma face?
Revlon ColorStay Velvet Creme - 002 Buff
Physician's Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Bronzer - Light
Bourjois Blush - Lilas D'or
UD Primer Potion
Estee Lauder Signature Eyeshadow Wuad - 01 Sand
Estee Lauder Pure Color EyeShadow - 01 Pink Ice
Ardell Invisiband Lashes Glamour - Demi Wispies Black
Daiso Eyebrow Pencil - Brown
NYX Color Lip Balm - Merci

All products were purchased by yours truly :)

If you have any questions, suggestions or requests please feel free to leave me a comment! xo
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