Tonic Skincare Review

A while ago I was sent a range of skincare products to try out, if you’ve read some of my previous beauty posts, you’ll know how I have struggled with my skin and the up’s and down’s (mostly downs) I’ve gone through with trying to make it better. When I was asked if I would like to try these products I said I would be happy to try them out because I am open to trying anything (well mostly anything).

I’ve been using these products for a couple of months now and I think it’s fair to say that I have been enjoying them and the results they have given my skin. So the products I am talking about are called Tonic, the range includes facial cleansers, exfoliants, moisturisers, night creams, eye creams, serums and more. With a name like Tonic, they are bound to be filled with some ‘good for you’ ingredients right? Yes! They sure are, some of their ingredients include avocado oil, bentonite, macadamia nut oil, witch hazel extract, rosehip oil, lactic acid, ribose and more. Also, all of their ingredients are certified organic and all products are made in Australia.

Since I’ve been using these products I have noticed a significant decrease in the amount of breakouts I get, they have honestly reduced to next to nothing, which is so amazing to me, I actually can’t believe it! In terms of using them on a daily basis, they are easy to use and apply, I use the facial cleanser and moisturiser every day and the exfoliant every couple days, I find the exfoliator quite rough so I mix a little in with the cleanser and then it feels comfortable on my skin. The only downfall for me is that the pump on my moisturiser feel apart, but it’s still useable and if the only problems with a product is the packaging, then it’s still a winner.

I highly recommend that you check out some products from Tonic, if you want to try them out first before buying, Essential Beauty offer facials where they use the Tonic products, so it’s a great opportunity to try the products plus have a nice pamper sesh!

Tonic Skincare

Essential Beauty

Collins Bar: Summer Cocktail Menu Launch

“With over 15 years of bar experience working in Tokyo, London, New York and having been named one of the Worlds Greatest Bartenders, Grant will exclusively create a new summer menu for The Collins Bar that is most definitely out of the ordinary.”

I was recently invited to a very special cocktail mixing masterclass with the owner of Collins Bar; Grant Collins, who is known as the Heston Blumenthal of cocktail mixing.

Collins Bar is located within the Hilton Hotel, Adelaide, and is a high end, yet relaxed bar which has an amazing menu of cocktails.

This masterclass was  held in celebration of the launch of their new summer cocktail menu, available from the 19th of January 2015. The new menu is truly spectacular, from bubble baths to doughnut inspired cocktails, it’s a feast for the senses.

Grant Collins is an expert in what he does and works different flavours together to create an experience rather than just another plain old drink.

You’ll see below the variety of cocktails available, not only are they instagram ready but they actually taste delicious also!