Thursday, September 24, 2015

Summer Ready with RY Australia

Hi everyone! I'm quite excited for today's blog post as I've made a huugee haul from recently which has contained so many impressive goodies! is Australia's largest online hair care and beauty retailer, so I knew I was going to have access to a wide range of brands at my fingertips. 

I also find with beauty and hair products in general, it's cheaper online than buying locally in Australia. even have a price guarantee that they'll match any price in Australia, so you can always make sure you're getting the deals possible at Ry. They even had 120 days free returns which I thought was pretty generous and impressive!

I was able to try some brands I've always heard rave reviews about, especially Anastasia Beverly Hills and skincare brands such as Asap and Dermalogica, and was so thoroughly pleased with the results! I picked a wide range of summer essentials in beauty and hair care and you can check out what I got below. All the products were sent to me for free from but as always the reviews are 100% my own opinion.

L-R: Babyliss Pro Classic 19mm Ceramic Hot Air BrushGHD Curl and Hold SprayTigi S Factor Smoothing Lusterizer

Tigi S Factor Smoothing Lusterizer

Frizzy hair is something I've been trying to tame since birth and especially during every summer! I've tried many, many products that claim to eliminate frizz but mostly they just weigh my hair down with product and those crazy flyaways are still sitting at the crown of my head.

I read many great reviews for Tigi S Factor Smoothing Lusteriser so I decided to try it out myeslf. Apparently you can use it on wet or dry hair, and my hair was about 60% dry when I put this in. The product itself is a lotion-like cream that actually has tiny specks of shimmer in it which transfer into your hair. It can leave a bit of shimmer in your hands but it was easy to wash off.

My verdict- it tamed quite a lot of my frizz down, although there were still some flyaways at the top. The product itself smells amazing, like that strawberry Colgate toothpaste some of you may have had as a kid. I'm a huge sweet tooth so I definitely didn't mind applying this through my hair! :) I only used about a 50-cent piece amount (keeping in mind I do have a lot of hair) and I noticed slight sheen in my hair. It also definitely made it feel softer!

Babyliss Pro Classic 19mm Ceramic Hot Air Brush

I don't know how many of you girls have tried the whole blowdrying wet hair whilst brushing at the same time like they do at the hairdressers, but I have the worst body coordination as well as having thick, knotty hair so I've never been able to manage this myself. So I was really excited to try out a hot air brush from Babyliss, where you can actually dry and style your hair at the same time when you run the brush through your hair.

I've used this about 3 times now and I can't get enough of it! I have such long hair that takes forever to dry so it was a dream to be able to cut down heaps of time, and not get that crazy frizzy knotty mess I usually get from normal blowdryers. I was able to concentrate the brush at the very roots of my hair and work my way down, which helped avoid that flat hair look and add a bit of volume.

The second picture shows the results of my hair after running the hot brush through completely, and it already looks good enough to be able to go out like this. It left my hair looking neat, minimal frizz, and thoroughly dry. There are 2 heat settings so you can switch it up depending on the thickness of your hair or the wetness of it.

After having used the hot air brush, my hair was already tangle-free and dry enough for creating curls. I used my GHD Bird of Paradise hair styler which I've reviewed previously on my blog, and then ran the GHD Curl and hold spray through my hair. It was light, non-sticky and didn't weigh my hair down. I was very pleased to wake up the morning after and find that my curls were still as strong as ever, and I didn't have to re-curl a few sections like I usually have to on Curl Day #2.

L-R: Fake Bake Mistifier (I didn't review this one because the spray nozzle didn't work! :( I will be returning this one), Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in 'Ebony'Asap Daily Face CleanserDermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream

I've read so many rave reviews about Anastasia's brow products, so I decided to try the brow powder out. I usually use brow powder from NYX and a pencil from a Korean brand. I got the brow powder duo in Ebony which I felt matched my natural brow hair and black hair the best.

The pot contains two shades so you can use both on your eyebrows for a more natural look. I like to use the lighter shade on the inner areas of my brows where the hairs are sparser, and the darker shade for the middle and the tail. The shades were quite pigmented which made it easy to work with! I was quite happy with the results I got from the duo but I think I still prefer having that super neat, streamlined look on my brows. I think I might try out the Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade which is also available on Ry, for a more defined and precise look.

I was also on the hunt for a new face cleanser as I've been using the same one for a few years and I'm not sure if it's even good for me. Asap is another one of those brands I've been meaning to try out so I was happy to give this one a go.

As you can see the product has a milky consistency, and felt super gentle on my face. I applied this to wet skin and rubbed it in for 30 seconds, as per the instructions. Apparently it also helps remove traces of makeup, which is so nifty as having bits of makeup left on your face is pretty bad for your skin!

I was really pleasantly surprised to find after just 1 night of use some of the redness on my face had toned down. I generally don't get acne anymore but I do have spots of slight redness on my face. I was really happy to find that the redness had reduced and my skin's pigmentation more even. I think with my previous cleanser it was a bit too harsh with the microbeads, but the Asap daily face cleanser was very gentle on my face and left it feeling hydrated and looking more radiant.

(The other amazing thing I noticed was that although I have pimple-free skin, during that time of month there's always 1-2 that pop up in some inconvenient spot on my face. I used this in the week before it was due, and surprise! Not a pimple in sight!) 

This was another product I've heard great things about! I felt it was very moisturising on my face but not in a heavy, oily way. It also absorbed quickly into the skin and felt light which is perfect for summer, to avoid that feeling of moisturiser and foundation sliding around all over your face.

I'll need to keep using this regularly for the results to shine properly, as I have switched to a new face cleanser at the same time (the Asap facial daily cleanser above!) so I can't yet separate the improvements in my skin between the two products. 

In addition to beauty and hair products, also stocks a range of beautiful and popular branded candles! I've been under quite a bit of stress this year and have found that having a several candles all around my room with the lights turned off, has been quite soothing and I've really appreciated all the beautiful scents.

Copper is the biggest trend in homewares nowadays it seems, and I fell in love with the beautiful copper vessel on Cocolux's candles which you can even reuse. The frangipani scent is simply divine, and uses coconut wax which burns cleanly (great for the environment!)

Hope you guys have enjoyed my review! Do you prefer to shop online for beauty and hair products? Have you used before?


  1. looks like you got a lot of goodies! I'm really interested in the skin care products :)

  2. I've heard a lot of good things about Dermalogica, too! You got some amazing stuff! I'd love to try the frizz taming lotion one day - my hair is just so frizzy, especially when it's a bit rainy outside, which it is a lot here in Denmark, haha :)

    Hugs from Denmark x
    Mathilde | MATHILDE JULIE

  3. Adorei! muito legal os produtos! gostaria que tivesse aqui no Brasil!

  4. Great blog post! Your vanity table is gorgeous <3

    Check out my blog <3 | ANASOFIACHIC

  5. I didn't know this store! How many goodies wow! Your hair looks fantastic! Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose fashion blog - Valeria Arizzi

  6. First off, I think you'd make a very great model for these products! You look stunning and the hair is gorgeous! :D The products all look promising, too!

    Mimi Gonzales | Chasing Bleu

  7. Your hair is amazing and the styling turned out beautifully!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  8. Love this hair product post!! So perfect!!

    xx Olivia

  9. your long hair is beautiful now i miss my hair long! :( :))

    xoxo, rae

  10. I love your hair!!! such pretty pictures! and I need the candle in my candle collection :-D it looks so cute♥
    Selina | Selinas Inspiration

  11. lovely review dear, I adore your beautiful hair <3

    nice to visit your blog for the first time

  12. I have been looking a ceramic brush like that! Such a great demo and love your hair! :)

  13. Omgoshhhh your hair is goals!! So long and pretty!


  14. I love your hair!!!
    Is the Asap cleanser really help to clear up your skin ?
    Been hunting for a cleanser that can help to clear up my skin~


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