A Day in the Life: July 2014

I haven’t been very good at keeping up with these Day in the Life posts, my last one was April where the new house and things just got in the way. I wasn’t sure I was going to post one for July or not and then I read Amanda’s post about how she’s feeling about the link up, blogging and life and realised I was feeling a bit the same about the series. I always forget the days and never take enough photos and then don’t really want to write about my breakfast. Hopefully a new idea is found and we can continue on with the series, for today though I decided to do something a bit different and highlight a great, unknown, Australian brand that I use every day (in my life) to link it back.

Happy Skincare

Up until about 12 months ago (maybe  a bit more) I used to only use a homemade facial scrub and Jojoba oil for moisturiser, I didn’t want to buy any products and thought my scrub and routine was fine. Having to mix up my creation a few times a week started getting really old though and I noticed a few Australian brands that were using natural ingredients and I thought I’d give them a try.

The one I really loved was a brand called Happy Skincare who I randomly found on YouTube one day. At the time I was using a cream cleanser and the directions weren’t really working out for me (I’ve never used a cream cleanser before) so I decided to google how to best use it. The video I found was an instructional video from Happy Skincare and as it really helped so I decided to check out their range of skin care. After a few days of wondering whether I should make a change I decided I might as well give their sample pack a try, as it was relatively cheap and came with free shipping (in Australia) and a $10 voucher off my next purchase.

Happy Skincare 4 step system

Happy Skincare 4 step system

The sample is for their 4 step system which includes a deep cleansing balm, a toner, facial oil and mineral mask. I’d never used a cleansing balm before but I really like it, it’s not harsh on my skin and is easy to use. Just don’t use too much water. Their sample pack claims to last about 2 weeks but as I don’t use the products every day I found it lasted me about a month, at which point I decided to use my $10 voucher and buy the full size (pictured above). When I went from my home made routine to buying stuff I was so concerned the products would be too drying for my skin but found that it wasn’t the case at all, if anything what I was making was more harsh on my skin.

Deep cleaning balm and Mineral Mask

Deep cleansing balm and Mineral Mask

Since using Happy Skincare my skin feels really soft and I’m noticing less blackheads on my nose (YAY) and although there are 4 steps the whole process doesn’t take very long.

The 4 step system – $97.90

Cloud 9 Deep Cleansing Balm – As pictured above it sort of looks like a putty, it’s the strangest cleanser I’ve ever used but as you rub it between your fingers and onto your face it starts to melt and becomes this nice texture that you massage all over your face. You then rinse off and pat dry, if you buy the full size pack you get a Konjac sponge to use to remove the cleanser and also to gently exfoliate your face.

Raindrops on Roses Hydrating Tonic – This is basically a mist you spray onto your face, it has a lovely scent and is really refreshing, when combined with the facial oil it makes my skin feel super soft

Good Vibes Omega facial Oil – Previously I used Jojoba oil directly onto my face as a moisturiser so I’m no stranger to oil based moisturiser, I remember about 10 – 15 years ago everyone was always going on and on about oil free moisturisers and how you never wanted to put oil anywhere near your face but I’ve found more recently that it is more accepted to use one and that people are realising just because you are rubbing oil onto your face it doesn’t mean your skin will break out. This oil is nice and light and keeps my skin soft and lovely.

Pig in Mud Mineral Mask – It has been a long time since I’ve used a mask like this so I forgot what they were like. The directions for this are to combine 1 teaspoon of the mask and 1 teaspoon of water or greek yoghurt or honey etc. I am yet to try honey (as I don’t have any) but use greek yoghurt each time. I found that I only need 1/2 teaspoon of each to get good coverage on my face. It’s really easy to use and rinse off (the instructions are also great) and doesn’t leave my face feel dry and tight.

Overall, I really like this brand and want more people to know about it so they don’t just disappear one day. What type of skin care do you use? Do you try to use natural products or not?

Please note: I wasn’t paid for this post, I paid for all the items myself and really just want people trying the brand as it’s one I quite like.

One comment

  1. Manda says:

    I love the packaging for Happy Skincare! I’ve never heard of them and am not likely to try them anytime soon, as I’m not in Australia, but I’m very intrigued by them. I tend to mix it up between “natural” and “regular” products for my skincare, but I do like mid to high end brands for my skin as the drugstore stuff doesn’t cut it for me.

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