Lizzie | Darwin Beauty

Hola! I’m Lizzie, Registered Nurse, wife, mama to two little blonde trouble makers (Levi & Rudi), sunseeker, adventurer and lover of all things beauty.

In the busy life I lead (& love) as ‘mum’ I decided to start a page dedicated to the things that I love, snd like to take time out to do including selfcare and skincare, practicing makeup, and all things that radiate beauty/happiness/wholeness from the inside out.

Darwin Beauty is my creative outlet to share another slice of the pie that makes up ‘Lizzie’.

IRYNA

Australian. Vegan. Natural. Clean. Cruelty Free

IRYNA
IRYNA means peace and that’s because it was designed to bring calm, joy and happiness to your complexion and your life. Pretty on the outside and pure on the inside.

An antioxidant rich three-step skincare range that absolutely feeds your skin with skin superfoods!

- Coconut & Matcha Cleansing Mousse with Coconut Oil, Coconut Water, Matcha Tea
- Rose Antioxidant Elixir with Rosewater, Rosehip Oil, Malachite Crystals and Marula Oil
- Apricot Butter Moisture Creme with Apricot Butter, Desert peach and Quince Leaf
96% natural ingredient. 4% natural preservatives to stop the natural ingredients oxidising in the packaging.

To celebrate their launch, IRYNA are giving away two $10 000 all inclusive festival experiences for you and your bestie to COACHELLA 2020. All you need to do to enter is SHOP the new IRYNA Skincare Beauty Bundle for your automatic entry. Multiple entries will be counted.

Link below ✨🍾🎡👯‍♀️🎉🥂✨

Nutrimetics

Who wants to buy their skincare and makeup full price?

Big. Fat. No.

I have been a home shopper with Nutrimetics for a few years now after growing up with it all my childhood. And it means I have a minimum 20% off the entire product range at all times! This discount extends itself to already discounted items sometimes that translates to 80% off depending on the monthly sales, and there are sales, every single month !!

Earlier this year though I decided to turn my personal shopping into my own side hustle as ‘preach what I practice’ to anyone that was interested in taking charge of their skincare and beauty.

I love love love that Nutrimetics, from its very conception, has ALWAYS been cruelty free and naturally inspired and derived. Cruelty free products are everywhere in 2019 but they certainly weren’t back in 1968 when Nutrimetics was born!!! Amazing!

Nutrimetics also boasts an amazing ‘No List’ including no alcohol in any of their products (yep face cleansers, toners, makeup remover wipes - o mean, why would any company use alcohol on your skin I didn’t know but they do!) and is mostly free from animal derived ingredients bar some beeswax in their mascaras!

The other amazing thing about Nutrimetics since I became a ‘Consultant’ as opposed to a home buyer is the bonus freebies on offer, especially in your first month of joining you can basically accumulate $1000 of high quality products with barely any effort.

DM for more info if you would like xx

Skincare

Just as the seasons change and the temps, conditions and environmental stressors that come with it, so too does my skincare.

Living in the tropical North it’s always hot the only thing that really changes is the humidity levels, mostly it’s a constant 30ish degrees year round.

Darwin is basically always in an extreme UV rating due to its proximity to the equator and the endless sunshine that comes with it so I am definitely very sun conscious in my choice of day products.

The heat is also very dehydrating and on top of that so is the added stress of aircon use in the change of seasons and throughout the wet season (Oct-March).

I have combination skin with a typically common oily T zone. My skin only really dries out in cold, windy temps so not usually in Darwin mainly if we travel south of where we live. However it can get dehydrated despite the copious amounts of water I drink naturally from the environmental stressors so I add in an extra hydrating product to rehydrate the skin cells when required.

I have day and night regimes that use various serums and creams for different purposes and targets and I like to mix these up often. For example for a period of time I might target dark spots and pigmentation and then I might change my regime to be more considerate towards preventing and reducing premature ageing.

I also break up my daily routines with weekly masks and treatments.

Wake up & Makeup

I love playing around with makeup alas I do not get to experiment with it as I once did now that I’m a mum as I usually have sooo many over things going on at once so my makeup can fluctuate from minimal coverage with a hint of colour to full coverage depending on the day & how much time I have.

I currently have three ‘go-to’ foundations... some may call me crazy but I love them all haha
1. Sheer Tint foundation which basically is not a foundation as it provides no coverage it simply comes in three shades light, medium and dark and provides a hint of colour or a subtly healthy glow I like to call it so I can walk out of the house feeling fresh without a face of makeup. I have it as a n.1 just for its sheer ease of application and effect!
2. Perfecting Oil Free Foundation - this gives a BB like matte coverage which I love. I can apply this with my fingers without having to smooth over with a brush or sponge although if you do brush over after it gives it the most beautiful airbrushes finish.
3. Flawless Air Serum Foundation is my favourite for a “flawless” finish as the name states!! It is lightweight and buildable so I can have a light coverage or heavy depending on the occasion. The reason I bough it originally was because I it is a SERUM with antiagaing properties, I mean seriously a foundation AND an anti-aging serum, sounds like a girls best friend! The reason I love it is because it gives me an even and radiant complexion! The only reason why it’s not no. 1 is because in the Darwin humidity I find it runs in the wet season. It’s definitely not a water proof foundation. But it’s my absolute favourite if the weather allows it.

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