August Beauty Picks – Product Review

August Beauty Faves

I’m really excited to announce the latest chapter in the journey of Outback Revue. We’ve officially moved the website, and I must admit it looks more professional (but still with a friendly, down to earth feel).

The blog continues to grow, and with it the product reviews do as well. To reflect the steady growth since I first started this blog, I decided to present to my readers a monthly segment of my fave products. The month of August is all around beauty products.

Australian Bush Flower Essences – Intensive Eye Serum

Intensive Eye Serum


Australian Bush Flower Essences is a company that want to promote more than just organic skin & body care products, they wanted to create something which they believe is far more valuable and respects who you are at a very deep level.

They have called it the LOVE SYSTEM, because this best reflects the values & philosophies that imbibed the creation of what they believe has never been created before. This is a system of beautiful organic formulations to Care for, Love & Respect your Body  to encourage you to Connect with, Inspire and Grow your Soul – to Love and Express Who and What you Are – to Love & Respect your Planet – to Express Love and Respect for those who Live upon it.

This is more than mere skin & body care. This is a philosophy for the way you choose to live your life, and a philosophy for choosing skin & body formulations that add value to you, to the planet, and all those who live upon it.

The LOVE SYSTEM won the coveted Natural Health Organic “International Beauty Award” for 2015 so you can be sure that these range of products have been recognised for organic formulation & performance excellence in the global beauty industry.

I’m personally rather fond of their Intensive Eye Serum. It is a gentle yet intensive Organic Eye Beauty Treatment containing Australian Bush Flower Essences and Rose Stem Cells to care for delicate skin tissues around your eyes. This exquisite organic formulation nurtures, rehydrates & refreshes tender skin with nature’s anti-oxidants and stem cell ingredients.

This product is great for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, whilst gently soothing dark circles, redness and puffy eyes, leaving the skin around your eye zone velvety smooth, supple & radiant.

I especially love the aromatic scent from this product. I feel like I’ve stepped into a Day Spa when I’m applying this formulation to my eye zone, such a pretty and relaxing aroma, and the serum feels great as I’m applying it to the eye zone area as well.

To find out more about Australian Bush Flower Essences range of products and stockists, please click here.

AVON Femme Eau De Parfum

Avon Femme

Avon was born as the California Perfume Company. David H. McConnell founded it in 1886, a book salesman who realised his Customers were far more interested in the free perfume samples he offered than they were in his books. He made these fragrances to serve as ‘door openers’ when he travelled from home to home. Today, Avon still opens doors with fragrances, some of which have been worn and adored for over 35 years.

Introducing Avon Femme, the alluring new fragrance that captures the very essence of glamour. As cameras flash and stars sparkle, captivate from day to night with this passionately rendered fragrance that releases your inner elegance and lets you shine like a star. Opens with the freshness of pink grapefruit and pear set against the sexy tones of jasmine petals. At the heart of the fragrance sits a delicate bouquet of pink petals, dew-kissed magnolia, gardenia blossom and water lily creating a glamorous and feminine scent. Delectable amber woods and peach mingle with silky musk notes to enhance the scent’s depth and feminine finish.

At Outback Revue, this has quickly become a favourite fragrance and features this month as one of our “must have” items. The scent is absolutely delicious, and carries gently across a breeze. This scent is great during the day, but very alluring at night as well. You’ll be sure to turn heads when wearing this scent!

AVON Extra Lasting Lipstick with SPF 15

Avon Extra Lasting Lipstick

Makeup has been a flagship category in Avon’s product portfolio for over 100 years. Synonymous with high-quality, innovative and iconic beauty – Avon makeup is the brand of choice for millions of women all over the globe.

Avon’s Fresh Wear complex keeps lips feeling moisturised for up to 24hrs. Transfer resistant colour lasts up to 8hrs.

I’m loving this lipstick! I purchased it in the colour “Always Rose” and found it to be quite a feminine colour; even though it is slightly darker to most colours I wear it seems to work well with my skin tones and hair colour. It gives me a slightly bolder look, whilst still making me feel very feminine wearing it. I normally stick to ‘classic’ colour tones, but I’m venturing outside my norm to try out other colours to see if they work better for me.

This lipstick glides on so smoothly, and lasts a long time. One of the things I love most about it is that it contains SPF 15 – in the hot (and overcast) climates of our Australian weather, we can tend to forget to protect our lips from the harsh UV rays. I know if I’m wearing this, that my lips will be protected, and still enjoy the moisturising protection of the lipstick as well. It’s another fave product for us here at Outback Revue this month!

If you’d like to find out more about either of the AVON products mentioned (or more about their full range), you can contact your local friendly AVON Representative, or check out the AVON website here to arrange for a Representative to provide you with the latest brochure.

SCENTRELLE Body Dew Moisturising Oil


SCENTRELLE is an Australian brand of skincare handmade in Melbourne. What differentiates them from other brands is their fusion of western science with eastern medicine (Ayurveda).  This results in a unique skincare product that delivers the highest quality ingredients for maximum effect.

SCENTRELLE skincare ensures that your skin receives all the nutrients needed to create a healthy hydrated glow that will leave your skin feeling super smooth and nourished.

Ayurveda – the science of life – is the oldest medicinal science in existence. According to Ayurvedic principles, our bodies are made up of three Doshas (types) with usually one dominant Dosha present:

Pitta Dosha – for Sensitive/Combination Skin
Vata Dosha – for Dry Skin
Kapha Dosha – for Oily Skin

What we love here at Outback Revue is that this product uses the best of two worlds in their formulation of skin and body care. I’ve been using this product for a while now, and truly love the Body Dew’s – the oils absorb into your skin so well, and has a beautiful scent.

I’ve been using the Pitta Dosha lately, and finding it has quite a nice balance for my skin type. My skin feels so soft and supple after using the body oil, and I find I don’t need to use a body spray when I’ve applied this as the aroma from the oil carries throughout the day. It’s been especially great during the cold winter we’ve had here, nourishing my skin and keeping it well hydrated throughout.

The Pitta Dosha uses Apricot Kernel, Hemp Seed, Chamomile and Calendula oils and combine well together to produce a truly delicious scent. What I also love about this product is that it’s rich in soothing and anti-aging oils, something we tend to forget about when it comes to our bodies (usually applying anti-aging products to our faces and hands, but forgetting the rest of our body).

To find out more about SCENTRELLE and their full range of products, you can view their website here – you can purchase online via their site, or check out their list of stockists to see if there’s one near you.



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