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Managing Makeup with Manic Menopause!

Managing Makeup with Manic Menopause!

It’s a part of life women have to look forward to…NOT! 

Our Mothers and Grandmothers have put out the warning to us, hot flushes, moodiness, fatigue, lack of sleep, headaches, extra hair growing where it should not, hormonal outbursts – unexplained tears or crying at the orphaned children in Uganda on tv! 

Yes, girls, we are all going to enter this manic realm!

So I decided to research what makeup was out there for Menopausal Women – it’s a common complaint I hear from women experiencing menopause.

Makeup doesn't last!

I sweat it off!

I feel too ugly for makeup

I believe that the beauty world emphasis so much on the perfect makeup – using highlighters, contouring, smokey eye look, winged liquid eyeliner, that the poor women powering towards menopause feel its all too hard to have a great look and resign to the fact that we are now going to have disastrous, slide off-my-face-before-I-leave-home glamour look if we even tried.  Remembering by the time we hit menopause, generally, our eyesight is not spot on either, unless we are wearing glasses – to do a close up liquid eyeliner needs nose-to-mirror and no glasses……BOOOM!!

Jumping onto Google (THE place to go these days)

I typed in Foundation for Menopause…

First search hit was Australian Menopause Centre with links to FAQs, Menopause Treatments, a free ebook and a free consultation. Mmm, yes helpful, however at this stage of looking for foundation we probably have pinpointed that THAT is what we are experiencing.

Second search hit was Revlon Foundation. Wooohoooo! Yes – AAHHH NO! – I clicked on the link and it produced all the selections of Revlon foundations that are available… For ALL skin types! Arrgghhhh – I have MENOPAUSE, what is good for MENOPAUSE????!!!

Ok, so I scroll further – ooooh Jean Hailes – click! Yes great information, however when I read her link to ‘Fifty Shades of Menopause’ I believe I still wasn’t on the right site! Go ahead and have a read if you desire!

Then it happened! FINALLY.

Woohoooo – an article from Daily Life on awesome beauty vlogger Lisa Eldridge had a handy tutorial for menopausal makeup! JACKPOT! Her tutorial is definitely worth the watch! I love the interaction from her model discussing her experience with menopause.

Lisa does gorgeous simple makeup – the only critique I would mention is the use of her fingers for application. As each of our own bodies produces unique oils, using our fingers to apply to another person’s skin, I believe can affect results.

Also, we are dealing with a woman who may be already experiencing sweating, excess oil issues, we certainly do not want to mix ours into that equation!

Here is Lisa’s fantastic tutorial for you to watch!

Great watch, wouldn’t you agree? 🙂

The unrealistic part, in my opinion, is all the different companies that Lisa used to showcase the products!

Some very reputable, excellent products: Dior, Mac, Lancome, Bobbi Brown, By Terry, Rimmel, Shu Uemura, Nudestix, just to name a few! I don’t know about you though, if I had to go to each of those companies to purchase 1 product, I think I would go insane AND give up!

So I have done some groundwork for you!

I have rewatched Lisa’s fabulous youtube video, and I have replaced all the lovely products she has used with products from Nutrimetics so you can achieve the exact same result!


Nutrimetics also has an extensive skincare range to provide a solution for pigmentation concerns.

One Stop Shop!

Every Nutrimetics equivalent for the menopausal woman in need of a quick and easy makeup fix!


Nutrimetics Nutri-Rich Radiance Beauty Balm

REPLACES: Embroyolisse Lait Crème Concentre 

Primer – Lips

Nutrimetics NC Face Prime Foundation Base

REPLACES: Urban Decay Anti Aging Primer Potion


Nutrimetics NC Mattifying Oil-Free Foundation

REPLACES: Estee Lauder Double Wear All Day Glow BB Moisturiser Makeup

Concealer – Liquid

Nutrimetics NC Liquid Cover Smoothing Concealer

REPLACES: Dior Hydra Life BB Eye Crème

Concealer – Powder

Nutrimetics NC Velvet Finish Mineral Foundation Powder

REPLACES: Laura Mercier – Crème Compact Tinted Moisturiser


Nutrimetics NC Colour Icon Blush 

REPLACES: By Terry – Hyaluronic Blush


Nutrimetics NC Colour Icons Eyeshadows (set of 3)

REPLACES: Becca Eye Tint


Nutrimetics Defining Waterproof Eye pencil

REPLACES: Lancome Khol Hypose Waterproof Eyelin


Nutrimetics nc Lash Impact Waterproof Black

REPLACES: Urban Decay Cannonball Ultra Waterproof Mascara


Nutrimetics NC Contouring Brow Pencil

REPLACES: Stila All Day Waterproof Brow Pencil

Lip Pencil

Nutrimetics NC Perfecting Lip Pencil – Nude

REPLACES: Chanel Lip Pencil – Natural


Nutrimetics nc Hydra Brilliance Lipstick

REPLACES: Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick


Nutrimetics Professional Concealer Brush

REPLACES: Sigma Concealer Brush

Nutrimetics Professional Lip and Angled Brush

REPLACES: Mac Lip Brush


You will often find these products in the Nutrimetics monthly discount brochure! Fill out the form below to contact me about getting a copy today!

Nutrimetics does not permit animal testing and all ingredients are naturally derived from plants.


Happy Shopping!

 Kristie x

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It Pays to Clay!

It Pays to Clay!

One of my fondest memories as a child growing up in the bush was swimming in muddy dams to cool off!  Squishy, cool clay mud lining the bottoms of the dams, we would cover ourselves head to toe in mud, feeling the sun drying the silt for a tight, cannot move our face sensation!  Now, later in life, maybe this is the reason I never seemed to have many acne related problems as a teenager.


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Clay Treatment Masks certainly have secured their spot in the beauty market!

According to Euromonitors research, the face mask is a prominent part of a Korean beauty regime. The recent K-beauty phenomenon has increased their popularity enormously.  Add social media to the mix, and experts say the mask category is on track to grow further.

What is a Clay Mask For?

Designed to detox the skin, the clay draws the impurities to the surface (that is the tightening feeling we experience during treatment) and promotes a healthy glowing complexion. Excess oil and dirt are absorbed as the clay treatment dries.

Clay Mask Breakdown

The Tingle Effect

Feeling the impurities being drawn from the pores

The Colour Change

From black to grey – see it working!  This process is extremely interesting as parts of the clay on the face take longer to dry than other spots, initially you may think that you have applied the clay slightly thicker in that area, and this is simply not the case. Visible ‘wet’ areas or spots indicate that your clay treatment is working a little harder in that area – maybe the pore is blocked more than other pores.  I LOVE THIS STUFF!!!

The Result

Smaller pores, instant glow and ultra soft skin!

Clay Mask Step-by-Step


Apply a generous amount of the product onto a spatula, then using fingertips to gently apply a full coverage to the whole face.

Kristie’s Quick Tip

Using some Nutri Rich Oil (or similar product of Vaseline) around the hair line and around the eyes to prevent the clay becoming stuck in the sensitive hairier areas!


Leaving the product on for approximately 10 minutes, you will experience the full benefits of the  Clay Treatment.  Wash off with a cleanser either in the shower or with a warm face cloth.  You will need to cleanse a minimum of two times, once to remove the product, a second time to clean the remainder out of pores.


It is extremely important to complete your skin care regime, with a toner and suitable moisturiser!

Real Results

Now, I workshopped an ‘It Pays to Clay’ Day recently with Nutrimetics Ultra Care+ Clarifying Clay Treatment, and as you can see, this product was very suitable for all age groups as well as men and women!  Funny that – Men have just the same skin concerns as women!

Powerful Ingredients

Kaolin Clay
Draws impurities
Black Rice Powder
Gently exfoliates dead skin cells
Raspberry Fruit Extracts
Hydrates and tones
Natural Volcanic Clay
Absorbs excess oil

Playing with Clay can be lots of fun, and the benefits far out way the little bit of mess this product makes when washing off!  Clay Treatments can and should form a regular part of your skin care program. You will honestly never feel as firm or as clean as you will with these kinds of treatments.  There are many in the marketplace, however, Nutrimetics results have been tried and tested.

Jump online and order this amazing product.


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I have noticed you bbloggers……….

I have noticed you bbloggers……….

WOW – there are so many amazing bbloggers out there!  I have been consumed by reading so much information, hints and tricks, product reviews, application techniques – thank you for sharing your knowledge and fun! I have LOVED LOVED LOVED IT!

I am very intrigued by premium brands with their beauty products.  The Premium brands category is determined by result based feedback rather than sales based.  Premium Brands Category has a list of approximately 50 different and innovative companies. Names you will all know – Estee Lauder, Clinique, Clairns, Jurlique, Dermalogica, Dior, Aesop, Elizabeth Arden, Lancome, Ultraceuticals and Arbonne!  However did you know that Nutrimetics actually benchmarks in line with all of these amazing organisations. As well we are celebrating our 50th Birthday!!

FB_IMG_1519003724779So here it is, if you have not been fortunate enough to try our gorgeous products I challenge you to jump on and grab yourselves a product or two to review! View our sales brochures under the ebrochure tab 😉

Check out this YouTube clip with our new & improved Microdermabrasion!
(pssst a free gift with MD set sold by end of Feb 2018) OMG – you need this!

Take advantage of our celebration $10 Icon Welcome Gift or our $165 Icons kit
to receive 20% off your purchases.  You want it!

2018 is the year Nutrimetics is getting LOUD!
Grab your opportunity!

Would you love a sample of our Iconic Nutri Rich Oil – send me a message!

Do you want what I have 🙂  – pop me a message!

I would be excited to chat with you! Kx

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Is it Wheelie Bin day yet!?

Is it Wheelie Bin day yet!?

Stop for a minute……..when did you last have some ‘Me’ Time – I am not just talking about sitting quietly and enjoying a cup of your favourite brew, I am saying for us girls, when did you take the time to enjoy applying your makeup, stopping to paint your nails (and toe nails to match), using a hair masque or enjoying a nice hot tub with some gorgeous products.  For most of us getting to the bathroom without a child or animal following you seems to be a major achievement! 🙂

Life just gets busier and busier, demands and deadlines, dates and times! images-39 Go there, pick up this, a loooong line up at the bank and would you mind being on the local volunteer group!  Breathing……we generally say ‘Yes sure’……afterall we do not want to disappoint people.

Why then when someone suggest some self care we find it so difficult, why do we say ‘I wish, have no time’?????  Have you peered in with envy at those Nail Cafes and seen people indulging in a foot spa!  Oooooh, I wish!!!

Self Care is an essential ingredient for survival in this fast paced World.  We need to pull ourselves back from the brink, the emotional breakdowns and the life crushing burnouts. Self Care does not even need to take you 20 minutes, BUT Self Care DOES require practise! So I hear you saying – well yeah it sounds lovely, but when!!!????

Here is the secret……… not ‘shush it’…..instead GET LOUD and share it!! Its a funny little trick, but it works……….are your giggles ready…………. 🙂 🙂 🙂


The day the Wheelie Bin goes out……is the day we practice our
Self Care!

Yep, you have a WHOLE 24 hours, to practice a 5 or 10 minute Self Care essential!  Create yourself a menu of quick, sweet delights for your busy lifestyle!


<3 Lather in an enriched glorious enticing Nutri Rich Shower Oil
<3 Exfoliate your heels/elbows in the shower with a firm sensual
Nutri Rich Hand and Body Polish
<3 Give yourself a sexy shimmer with a spray of our luxurious Nutri Rich Body Satin to          ensure your GF are Self Caring as well! (pssstt…….a ridiculous $39 each)
<3 Grab a box of botanically enhanced Shower Gels (psstt only $40 for 5 box set)

Replenish, Refresh and Relax with a Wheelie Bin Day Essential Self Care!

Find these Self Care Essential products and more at

Cornflakes, Raisins & Grapes

Cornflakes, Raisins & Grapes

Food! Food! Food! It is the one concept that most humans understand and love!  And until we saw shows like My Kitchen Rules, Great Australian Bakeoff and Masterchef, our repretore of food language was pretty limited! However, I am sure everyone would know what a simple cornflake, raisin and grape was 🙂

In my last blog I spoke about ‘the experience’, people receiving the <3 warm and fuzzy <3 when dealing with a business when they want to purchase product.   To give a reason for the need of a beauty product, I have found is a sure-thing for a customer to buy.  Lets look at the idea of using food in explaining why the need for a complete skincare regime would benefit our skin.  Remembering our skin is the largest organ in/on our bodies that needs to be looked after just as much as the lungs, heart and kidneys.

The first layer of our skin is called the epidermis!  The epidermis provides a waterproof barrier, protects the inner layers and creates our skin tone. Our second layer is the dermis, this is where hair follicles and sweat glands hang out, and our third layer is deeper tissue known as the hypodermis – made from fat and connective tissue!


Got it???? – Yeah right the average person is going to remember that as soon as they leave the room! Lets change it now into laymens terms or in this instance FOOD – simple glorious FOOD!

The first layer of our skin we are going to recognise as cornflakes, our second layer raisins and our third layer the grape. You can see the image I have posted, that will stay in your mind – its easy to remember.

Putting this concept into play with beauty now!  Cornflakes can represent the dead layer of skin on top.  If we ever tried to put a mosituriser or foundation on a cornflake you will find it is never going to sit flush on the skin.  If you have ever complained about a premium handcreme that has never absorbed and sits ‘wet’ on top of the skin, it is more than likely you have this layer of cornflakes (dead skin) sitting on top. An exfoliation designed for the sensitivity of the face or body is what will remove this gross layer.

🙁 A little gross (but fascinating) fact – each of us will loose a two-storey home full of dead skin over our life time!!  Ewwwwwww………………..

🙂 A little hint – if you exfoliate your legs before shaving, you will find it will last up to two weeks longer – because you are taking away the dead skin and your razor will only catch hair.

Removal of the cornflakes exposes our second layer affectionately know as the raisin!  The raisin is the skin exposed, vulnerable and where our aging process can really get comfortable – you know like a couch potato!  It needs stimulation and motivation! hahahah 🙂 🙂 If we do not look after this layer with our skincare regime of cleansing and toning, it becomes shrivelled up like a raisin.  We need to ensure that we moisturise our raisin, so our next layer of skin can be nice and plump like a juicy healthy grape!

Cornflakes, Raisin and Grapes = Cleansing, Exfoliation, Toning and Moisturising

Products I can recommend from Australias Number 1 Skincare Company – Nutrimetics!

NO animal testing
Vegan products available (message me)
Plant Based


Nutrimetics Heritage Collection (Apricot Packaging) – Skin Clean, Skin Fresh and Nutri Moist complimented with Honey & Almond Scrub for exfoliation – enriched with Apricot Kernel Oil, Vitamin E and Shea Butter.images-28Restore Skincare (purple packaging) – Softening Cleansing Creme – Foaming Cleansing Lotion, and Anti Ageing Day Creme, complimented with Grape Seed Powder Exfoliating Creme.  Our restore collection is enriched with Grape See Oil (we grow our very own crops in NZ) and have Vitamin A, C and E to address the ageing process.

All over bodycare products also available.

Order your Cornflakes, Raisin and Grape solution here for Australia (only $8.95 postage) or internationally please message me!

Its about the experience!

Its about the experience!

Once upon a time, a very immaculate, perfect hair, perfect makeup lady (with matching skirt and suit jacket) would appear at your door, carrying just about everything except the kitchen sink, she would set up shop in your lounge room and bore the ‘crazies’ out of you flicking page by page through a brochure! An escape plan was nearly needed for the looooong drawn out process of listening to her scripted voice and made view ALL the products she had bought along!  PHEW – hard work honey! Thank goodness the party plan gods realised that women are able to read these days and we can see that page 3 has mascaras on sale!!

Lucky for us time brings along necessary changes, connection with ladies has become personalised, relaxed, quick, one on one if need and ultimately about a pleasant experience.  So here we were thinking party plan had shrivelled up and died, when in fact it has really become the opposite.

This method of shopping has become THE preferred way people would like to shop – it is now about the experience! Big retailers like Myers and David Jones have discovered what Direct Selling has been doing all along.  Their customers are now wanting to feel, touch, smell and try the product before purchasing.  Myer has clued up to offering Makeup Classes with their MAC products at $120 per head for a 1.5 hour tutorial. You will receive hints/tricks for makeup application and personalised Makeup colour chart. Once the session has been completed, the customer then is able to place their order. Of course it works!!! A great concept that is for certain. See above advertisement taken from the Myer website.

Direct Selling company like Nutrimetics has been offering this complimentary experience for 50 years. Grab your girlfriends, then relax with some bubbles and nibbles in the comfort of your own home!  As with Myers, you receive all the product information, sample everything and receive the personalised colour chart!  The only catch is it WILL NOT cost you $120! I know I would love the experience of the workshop AND my $120 to spent how I choose on product 🙂

Direct Selling is very much alive and happening! Party plan attracts 10 sales per minute across Australia. Just think about that for a minute……..not in a store………rather an in-home sale!

Australia is punching above our weight in regards to direct selling sales per capita”Gillian Stapleton, Executive Director – Direct Selling Association. Australia has been ranked 20th in the World for Direct Selling sales – our population is 24.5 million people, compared to 82 million in Germany, 127 million in Japan, 324 million in the USA and over 1 billion each for India and China!  Not a shabby result for Australia at all!  Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oi Oi Oi!

Here’s a thought to leave you with now you have some of the facts.  Support the in-home businesses!!! These woman are just like you and me, some are Mums with young children, some have only casual/part time hours and need more income, some people because of physical restrictions can only work a few hours a day – if you know someone in party plan – whether it be Nutrimetics, Tupperware, Envy Jewellery, Lorraine Lea Linen or the many other opportunities out there – book in a relaxed time with the girls!  We are always saying ‘We must catch up’ – shopping, pamperings and the girls – what more could you want!

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