Shu Uemura Skin Purifier Blanc Chroma Oil Cleanser Review 5jul15 – Shu Oil1

As you may have read from my previous post, I’m a massive fan of oil cleansing, which has received quite the reception in the last year or so. Cleansing oils have been building huge momentum in relation to trending beauty products due to their ability to cut through dirt, grime and make up without harshly stripping the skin of essential moisturising oils.

In my previous post, I wrote extensively about the benefits, method and my own experiences of oil cleansing using natural oils such as almond, tea tree and coconut but I felt it wouldn’t be fair to dismiss store bought formulas without at least giving one a try.

So I decided to give this cult classic a go after stumbling across it at a beauty sale! Shu Uemura Skin Purifier Cleansing Oils have had a huge following as the pioneer and #1 oil cleanser since 1967. While there are 4-6 varieties on the market depending on what country you are in, I settled on Blanc Chroma for it’s skin brightening properties (I have tonnes of freckles!).

The claim?

Purifying Clay Extract and polishing Lipo HA lightens the skin tone by thoroughly removing accumulated melano-stains (dead cells containing melanin on the skin surface that cause uneven and dull skin tone).

The verdict? Overall a great product! It removed all dirt, oil and makeup extremely effectively. I like the way this lightweight, pleasantly scented oil feels as I give myself a mini facial massage every morning.

In terms of brightening, my complexion looks clearer and my skin more soft and supple. I didn’t see much of a difference when it came to fading my freckles but having only used this cleansing oil for a week, I’ve got my fingers crossed in the hope that this might be more of a long term effect.

The only drawback, and this might even be a positive depending on your skin type, was that the oil left my skin a little dry compared to the natural oil blends I had been concocting (please check out my previous post, Oil Cleansing 101 here).

All in all, with the Shu Uemura cleansing oil being more lightweight and purifying than my own natural blends, this would be a great repurchase for the summer when my skin requires less moisture.

  • Shu Uemura Skin Purifier Blanc Chroma Cleansing Oil 8/10

Hope this has been an insightful review! Please share your experience with this product or other cleansing oils!

Cassie xx

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Style: 2.6.15 Maple & Bark

Vest by unknown, top by LNA, dress by Monrow, shoes by Zara.

While I proudly declare myself a city sleeker born and bred through and through, sometimes a girl just needs a little time away, time to unwind, smell the roses and get in touch with Mother Nature…

So on a chilly morning the Sunday past, Mister J. and I decided to take a last minute drive to the Dandenong ranges for some lunch. Comfy jersey maxi? Check! Fine knit jumper? Check! A super fluffy vest to brave the cold? Check! A wild scramble for a few winter essentials and we were off!

An hour out of town lay the Piggery, an old pig farm converted into a rustic cafe. I love this place on a cold day. Sipping on my chai latte, spooning rich, gooey mouthfuls of dark chocolate tart and other treats in the warmth whilst peering out onto sprawling lawn, the dewy grass sparkling as it catches the sunlight.

An attempt to alleviate the guilt of a gluttonous lunch calls for a light stroll in the gardens, despite the bitter cold. It was at this point that I regretted throwing on this cut-out knit, I was literally spotting cold shoulders! But hey, all in the name of fashion am I right?

What are your favourite Winter staples or trends?

Cassie xx

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2015 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia: My Edit Of The Top Must-See Collections

Alas, in a chaotic scramble of designers, models, editors, bloggers and make up artists, Australia’s largest fashion event has come and gone again! In the midst of a hectic mid-week, I’ll keep it short and sweet but not without sharing with my fellow fashionistas, my favourite collections from the 2015 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, held in Sydney last week.

Fashion Week veteran and the godmother of the Australian fashion industry, Carla Zampatti kicked off the event with a burst of bright meadowy shades of yellow, pink and blue, coupled with clean lines to infuse a modern touch to classic silhouettes. Bubblegum pink heels peeking from under each ensemble added an adorable twist to this elegant collection… Photo: Lucas Dawson Photo: Lucas Dawson Photo: Lucas Dawson

In complete and utter contrast is the strikingly bold, unapologetically unique collection from Romance Was Born. An unlikely marriage of juxtaposing elements: tribal inspirations meets futurism, kaleidoscopic colours meets uniform black and angled sharp lines meets oversized, carelessly draped fashions, calls on all the eccentricities of a sci-fi, parallel universe, in a good way of course! Photo: Lucas Dawson Photo: Lucas Dawson  Photo: Lucas Dawson

…and finally a throwback to what you might now know as my favourite era in history. Johanna Johnson had us in awe of the grace and glamour of the old Hollywood charm. Cloche hats, feathered collars and effortlessly seductive gowns does justice to all the glitz of the 1920s… Photo: Lucas Dawson  Photo: Lucas Dawson Photo: Lucas Dawson

Which concludes the end of my super speedy edit of the top must-see collection of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia! Hope this has been an uplifting part of your mid-week and don’t forget to share your favourite picks from our Aussie designers!

Cassie xx