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August 31, 2015

LUSH Ultrabalm All Purpose Balm Review

I think I'm one of the only people that doesn't love Lucas' Paw Paw Ointment, believe it or not. Being petroleum base, it's nowhere near as good as people say it is and I just think there's better products out there. Earlier this year I found myself in LUSH begging looking for a product to soothe the dry nose that we are all too familiar with when we become unwell.

The sales assistant I was talking to recommended their Ultrabalm, saying that it is their alternative to Lucas' Paw Paw Ointment so I threw caution to the wind and picked it up. I've found myself reaching for Ultrabalm quite a bit lately (I even mentioned it in this year's May beauty favourites post) so keep reading to see what I think! 

August 25, 2015

BLOGGERS UNITED PERTH | Part Two : The Goodie Bag

If you read yesterday's post, you'll know that every guest who attended the  recent Bloggers United Event was absolutely spoilt. Every person walked away with seven bags containing products from an insane amount of super generous brands and today I thought I'd share the contents with you all! 

If you like blog posts with a lot of photos, this one is for you. Due to the large number of products that I'm showing, I won't be talking about them in any detail. If you'd like any information on anything, let me know in the comments and I'll be sure to get testing!

My stash of goodie bags, minus the LUSH one because mine broke

August 24, 2015

BLOGGERS UNITED PERTH | Part One : Event Recap

PHOTO CREDIT: Bloggers United

Earlier this year, two interstate friends, Jasmine from Sweetaholic Beauty, and Nikita from NJT Reviews, contacted me and asked me to be involved in bringing their successful blogging event held in Melbourne, Bloggers United, to Perth and, of course, I jumped at the opportunity. Along with Jasmine and Nikita, Angie from Peplum and Prosecco and Samantha from That Little Beauty Blog, I have spent the two or so months working like a mad woman to plan the event;    scouting locations, contacting brands and doing everything else involved in organising a successful event.

We hosted the event on Saturday, August 15, and, if I can say so myself, it well really well. So much of my blood, sweat and, if I'm honest, tears went into the organisation of the day and I couldn't be happier with how it went. 

For all the gossip on the day, including a bunch of photos, check keep reading!

August 18, 2015

Celebrating The Body Shop's Tea Tree Oil 20th Anniversary

Beauty products can come and go but some last a lifetime. This year, The Body Shop's Tea Tree Oil celebrates its 20th anniversary. Yep, this iconic product has been around for twenty years; It's almost as old as me!

First released in 1995, The Body Shop's Tea Tree Oil is now part of a bigger tea tree line up for troublesome skin. Did you know that one bottle of the Tea Tree Oil is sold every eight seconds? I'm not surprised though. I've tried quite a few tea tree oil treatments in my time and I always find myself going back to this one from The Body Shop. It's definitely the most effective one I've found!

I've featured the Tea Tree Oil* on the blog a few times before, but I can't wait to give their Skin Clearing Facial Wash* and Skin Clearing Toner* a shot and report back. If you've tried any of these products before, let me know what you think of them.

Do you love the Tea Tree Oil as much as I do? What's your favourite long time love? 

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*This product was sent to me, however all opinions are my own. I was not paid for this review

August 17, 2015

WHERE HAVE I BEEN? Life and Blog Update!

It has been forever and a day since I sat down at my computer to type, well, anything for you guys and, with the madness that is the last month and a half finally coming to an end, it's time to update you on where I've been! 

If you follow me on social media you may know that I, along with Jasmine from Sweetaholic Beauty, Nikita from NJT Reviews, Angie from Peplum and Prosecco and Samantha from That Little Beauty Blog, had been working like mad on bringing a Bloggers United Au event to Perth, Western Australia. Over the past month or so, every free moment was spent organising the event and, unfortunately, Born to Buy Blog was neglected. The event was held yesterday and, if I can say so myself, it was a huge success, but we'll talk more about that tomorrow. 

Today I'm here to say sorry. Sorry for being so MIA, especially on the blog. I was around on Facebook and Instagram, purely because that could be done on my phone, but, if I'm honest, blogging was the last thing I could think about doing after I spent hours on end responding to emails etc.

With all that said and done, I'm back, feeling refreshed and so excited to share so many new products and ideas with you all. Before I get back into my daily uploads *gulp*, there are a few things I want to tell you about.

Firstly, you may have noticed that my url has changed. Thanks to the tireless work of a schoolfriend, Chris, Born to Buy Blog finally has its own domain again. If you had any shortcuts on your computer, don't forget to change them to www.borntobuyblog.com, though going to www.dontstopbuying.blogspot.com will still get you here. 

Secondly, this li'l ol' blog is so close to two million page views. Two million! CAn you believe it 'cos I know I can't! I should hit the milestone in just over a month, so get ready for giveaways galore. There'll be celebrations here on the blog, as well as throughout my various social media platforms, so be sure to follow me for all the goss! 

And that's it from me today. Don't forget to check back tomorrow for my Bloggers United Perth recap.

What have I missed while I've been gone? What have you been up to? Fill me in!

Tiny Hand With Heart