28.10.14

Current Sunscreen Love


I've only recently been strict with mydaily  sunscreen protection. It came about after a sales assistant from Mecca (City Cross in Rundle Mall) found it difficult to colour match me for some Nars foundation. 

My casual sun protection = different skin shades on neck, forhead (with new freckles), arms, chin, chest and checks.  

So yes, here I am talking about sunscreen because since then (and my first laser hair removal treatment, which I'll talk about later), I've been researching  anything hyperpigmentation related. For the past 4 months (when I've been bothered) I've been using the QV Moisteriser Day Cream spf30. Since both Christian and I have been using Tretinoin for this period (and continuing it) I wanted a gentle sunscreen that wouldn't break me out again. A lovely sales assistant from Priceline Gawler Place told me she swears by the QV, and she was right. 

It's not until yesterday, I went back to Priceline in Gawler Place to purchase a Natural Instinct branded one but randomly found the Cancer Council Sensitive Sunscreen. It was on sale for $11.99, so I thought why not! It's funny, I was actually after a "chemical" free, mineral based sunscreen, thus the Natural Instinct, but I was curious.

On a side note, before yesterday's purchase and after a load of research, I purchased Replenix Sheer Physical Sunscreen Cream SPF 50 online. Apparently it does leave a white cast but considering the high amount of zinc oxide it's not so bad, and at $40, it's quite pricey. Unfortunately I can't review it  since I'm still eagerly waiting for it to arrive.

Below I will compare my new purchase with the QV Face Moisterising Day Cream.


Sunscreen Comparison 

QV Face Moisturising Day Cream spf30 75ml :
rrp $14.99, purchase here,  
https://www.priceline.com.au/health/medicines/medicated-skin/moisturising-cream-75.0-g

- a favourite for the last 4 months (between C and I, we have 3 of bottles - all are half empty)
-  thicker than CC, and it heavier, so it feels like you're wearing sunscreen but this never bothered me
- didn't break me out
- no white cast
- dries to a natural matte finish
- 4% zinc oxide

Cancer Council Sensitive Sunscreen spf50 150ml: rrp $14.99, purchase here, https://www.priceline.com.au/index.php/skincare/sun-and-tanning/sun-protection/sensitive-sunscreen-spf50-110.0-ml

*note, I've only used this for a day and I love it already! Fingers crossed it won't break me out. I'll keep you updated.

- more fluid like. I feel like I need to shake it before use.
- for the same price as the QV, you get double the amount
- dries matte, feels lighter to wear and isn't as sticky.
- supports the Cancer Council.
- for body and face - though I was using the QV on my body anyway. I don't have to be stingy with this as there's more
- both a physical and chemical sunscreen like the QV but with 5% zinc oxide.

So.. as you can see, I'm already leaving the new Cancer Council Sensitive Sunscreen. It's apparently a new formula. I've never used the old one so I can't compare the improvement.

What sunscreen do you use?

What can you recommend for someone with breakout prone skin and after a physical based formula?

<3 Anne x

*Please note, I'm no expert. This is only based on my personal opinion based on my skin.


9.10.14

Skin Haul


I must admit, I'm a bit obsessed with skincare. Ever since the horrible acne spell earlier this year I have been searching  for my perfect (acne treatment) skincare regime - which I will save for another post.

If you follow me on Instagram you would have seen me share my Myer haul. I suggest you visit Melody at the Bobbi Brown counter in Myer Rundle Mall. A while ago she worked her magic on me. Honestly at first I hated it. I've never been a foundation girl. The reasons being, 1. I always look cakey and fake, and 2. I gave up, stuck to my Makeup Forever HD concealer & haven't looked since. Needless to say, when I got home my skin looked amazZZzing. It just had to settle in? 

Anyway, since I've been rewarding myself for officially becoming a teacher I've been spending a lot of money. Money that I don't have... yet. ;)

4.8.14

Polyform Photography is Live

I'm so proud of my baby. We started out as "fashion" bloggers and have since ventured into our own areas of interests. Christian has always wanted to take his photography more seriously but starting a new job has made it difficult until now.

For a glimps of what he can do, check out his website: polyformphotography.com
or christianpolychronis.com

For photography enquiries, he can be reached at info@polyformphotography.com.au 

Anne x


Round Stack Rings



I've had this silly chest infection for over a fortnight. It's now a lousy cough but I'm feeling a lot better. 
Slowly but surely, I have been working on some new ring designs. What do you think?

Anne x

8.3.14

Mystic Colour


I have an obsession with anything rainbow, colour-change, iridescent, metallic green, jade [anything green - my favourite colour!], hologram, mystic, titanium-rainbow-colour-coated-whats-it-called blah blah, stuff. 

The first couple of photos are colour changing mood rings that I make, the mystic topaz stones are STILL waiting to be set and made into jewellery [when I can be bothered], 5th and 6th photo are iPhone cases that I've been eyeing [the are Adopted - pricey for plastic], the 3D Yoda watch is a collectable [I like Yoda, and Star Wars characters but find the movies boring - sorry C], and then there's my fave CDG jewel wallets. Yes. I have a back up.

To be honest, I don't wear a lot of colour (even green), and jewellery but its something I like making. Its my hobby. It makes me happy.

5.3.14

DIY Diary Cover


I wanted a large diary this year, larger than A5 and smaller than A4. You don't know how picky/annoying/diaryzilla I was!

Last year I had a Star Wars Moleskine. It would have been perfect as it had the week ok the left and ruled lines on the right, but it was too small! I contemplated numerous other brands including; Teneues Cool Diary (from the year before), and a Japanese brand from Notemaker.com.au (I forget the brand, but it was made of linen with vinyl slip cover). I was even close to purchasing the Moleskine Professional XL hardcover diary but forking $70+ is too much for a poor student who budgets for $3 max lunches.

So behold, the solution to all my problems; the Moleskine XL diary Softcover. SOFTCOVER?? How I got over that hurdle, is my little DIY above. I stitched a plastic sheet (clear vinyl from SpotLight) onto it with wool. It took me forever, and my fingers are still hurting. My tip is to firstly pierce larger holes using a pin tack (the pins for cork boards) so that the needle can squeeze through easier.

What do you think?

4.2.14

I'm eating but still here


Instagram is my choice for daily meal inspiration (or envy) and for most other inspirations. What I do is search for a hashtag (eg. #adelaide #foodie #burger #sweetpotatochips), scroll down and ta da - instant tummy rumble. So next time while you're drowning your phone in drool, say hi to me @annesanchorage !