Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Lust Have It December 2012

Its that time again my Lust Have It for December arrived  Monday morning.
Firstly I'm apologizing for the terrible photo but I'm using my phone for a little while as my sister is overseas  & we share a camera & of course she has it with her.

The one thing I prefer about Lust Have It over Bellabox is that it gets to me sooner. I find they a both posted on a Wednesday & the Lust Have It always arrives to me on a Monday where as the Bellabox arrives a whole week after it's been sent on a Wednesday



I'm SUPER pleased with the contents of my box & have absolutely no complaints Lust Have It have done an incredible job in my eyes. Here's what I received :

(1) Daisy by Marc Jacobs Perfume Sample - This is one of my favourite perfumes & I love these little samples to have in my purse (this is a added sample not listed on the card but listed on the front as a nice extra).
 (2) Catwalk by Tigi Sessions Series Finishing Hairspray 80ml sample - I'm not a big hairspray fan but my sister has been using this and she loves it plus its a really great sample size.
(3) Naked Tan Goddess Shimmer 30ml sample - I dont think I will use this as its not something I'm interested in but my sister said she would gladly take it of my hands.
 (4) Pelactiv Facial Refiner Deep Cleansing Scrub 50ml sample - I LOVELOVELOVE facial scrubs. I've used this once & so far I'm liking it a lot.
(5) 2x Glasshouse Frangrances Hand Creme 5ml sachet samples in Marseille & Kakadu - I'm not a fan of sachet samples but these look nice.
 (6) Benefit They're Real Mascara 3g sample - This mascara is My new addiction I got a sample sized one in my Benefit She's So Jetset Kit & I'm loving it mine has almost run out & I've ordered a full size one off the website but until that reaches me this will definitely come in handy :):)
(7) Lust Have It Exfoliating Glove - This looks good I already have a few exfoliating gloves but none that look like this so I'm very pleased with this.
We also got given a Candy Cane which I ate pretty much straight away it was very yummy :)

What did you get in your Lust Have It Box this month?


Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Blog Giveaway WINNER :)







I would just like to say a quick Thank You to everyone who has been reading my Blog & supporting it, It really does mean a lot to me. & I am very happy to announce that the winner is Kat over from KitchSnitch. Its actually pretty cool that she won as she was my very first subscriber ever. Thank You for all your support Kat & Well Done. I sent you an email if you could respond to it as soon as you can that would be great :)

Also for those who didn't win don't worry as I will Definitely be doing this again as it was so much fun so please keep an eye out for future giveaways

Thank You :)

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

REVIEW: Macadamia Natural Oil Haircare Part One

Its been about 2 & a half months since I have updated my hair routine. I used to not really care what types of products I used in my hair as long as it looked shiny even if it didn't feel so healthy. For years I have been colouring my hair from dark to light & back again as well as using many Heat tools (I pretty much used to straighten my hair everyday) . Recently I noticed my hair has been getting pretty bad with breakage, split ends & being extremely dry on the ends & oily at the roots. I would wash my hair every day as I hated the way it felt every morning which probably contributed to even more damage. I had been researching different brands for good quality hair products that could help me with my concerns. I was really interested in Hair Oils and was tossing up between Argan Oil & Macadamia Oil. The main reason I chose Macadamia Natural Oil over Moroccan Argan Oil is because the Macadamia Oil products consist of a mix of both Argan & Macadamia Oil. 

Macadamia Natural Oil Healing Oil Spray 125ml $25.03 (beautybay.com)

It all started with this Healing Oil Spray my sister brought home. The hair dresser recommended it to her (I'm not sure how much she paid for it) and she said we could share it as she wasn't liking it to much. I on the other hand fell in love with it.

The bottle says "Macadamia Healing Oil Spray is an ultra fine mist that instantly absorbs into hair, weightlessly infusing moisture, health, softness, protection, control & shine. A lighter solution ideal for fine hair yet excellent for all hair types"

I use this in my hair as a heat protectant when I want to blow dry/straighten my hair (which is about twice a week). You don't need to use much of this product for it to work which is great because this bottle will last you ages. I just spray this once onto my hands and run it through my damp hair & then blow dry it. This always leaves my hair feeling so soft & smooth & gives it a nice natural shine. since I have been using this product I have been getting so many compliments on my hair and how healthy it looks (& feels). This product I find doesn't weigh my hair down & it has a nice smell to it that isn't to ver powering like some oil smells can be. 

I have been using this products for about 6 months now and the bottle just never seems to run out which is great because this really is great value for money. I also love the packaging for the Macadamia Natural Oil products they all come in either brown glass bottles or brown plastic containers that have this really cool floral scribble type pattern running through it & the labels are all bright green which just stands out so much against the brown & adds a lovely colour to it.


Macadamia Natural Oil Travel Set from BeautyBay

Using this oil spray had made me interested in trying other products from this range and even other hair oil brands but I wasnt sure I was going to like them all and for the price that they are I didnt really want to regret buying anything so when I saw this travel gift pack on beauty bay I thought this would be a great way to trial these products before deciding whether or not I wanted the full size items

The pack costs $52.46 from BeautyBay.com and contains 100ml of the Rejuvenating Shampoo, 60ml of the Moisturizing Rinse Conditioner, 100ml of the Deep Repair Masque, 30ml of the Healing Oil Treatment, 60ml of the Nourishing Leave-in Cream, an Oil Infused Comb & a Travel Bag to put all the products in.

Rejuvenating Shampoo, Moisturizing Rinse & Oil Infused Comb

This travel kit is a great way of trying all these products if anyone is interested in the range but not sure what products they need/like. The Shampoo lasted me about 5 washes & the conditioner about 3. I don't understand why the Shampoo size was larger than the Conditioner as I find that I use more Conditioner than I use Shampoo. The sizes however were big enough to see how I liked the product. I have purchased the full size (300ml) of these bottles and currently use them in my hair care routine.
Macadamia Natural Oil Conditioner 300ml $21.26 & Shampoo 300ml $17.48

I love that both of these products are Colour Safe, Sulfate Free & Paraben Free. They both smell amazing and very refreshing. The Shampoo has great lather and leaves my scalp feeling clean without feeling like its been stripped.
The Conditioner I find tends to run out much faster than the Shampoo. I have to use a lot more than I normally would & it isnt the most moisturizing Conditioner I've used (and I like my Conditioners to be moisturizing). I really wanted to like this Conditioner but I just don't think it is the best match for my hair.

I will continue to repurchase the Shampoo but I don't I would repurchase the Conditioner.


Tomorrow I will review the Healing Oil, Leave-In Cream & Deep Repair Masque

Have you tried anything from the Macadamia Natural Oil line?
Happy Tuesday Everyone & Dont Forget to Enter My Blog's Giveaway which ends tonight
xx















Saturday, 15 December 2012

Tag : Holly Jolly Holiday 2

I saw this tag over on Jaci's Blog & I Thought I would join in as I've always wanted to do one of these Tags.
As Christmas is vastly approaching I am Super busy (working in retail is the worst this time of the year) most days I come home from work to exhausted to even go on the computer let alone blog so I thought this would  be good to do until my next day off then I can start some of the other blog posts I've been wanting to do :)


1. Do you start your Christmas shopping on Black Friday or wait until the last minute?
As stated up there because I work in retail & usually work A LOT the days leading up to Christmas I like to get a big head start & have all my shopping done by the 1st of December and just leave a few things to get right before Christmas

2. If you could be in any Christmas movie what would it be?
This is an easy question as growing up Christmas Movies & Cartoons were my favourite thing about the holidays. My sister & I loved the Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen movie "To Grandmother's House We Go" & that definitely would be the one I would be in. (What kid doesn't want to run away & go on an adventure)

3. Which do you like better: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?
Both I'd say. Christmas Eve we would always do a Big Family Dinner with one side of the family then come home and watch Christmas Movies & on Christmas Day we'd open some presents & then have a Big Christmas Dinner with the other side of the family & open more present's. Who could say no to either of these days :)

4. When does your family put up your Christmas tree and who decorates it?
Depends on how busy we are bust as a kid I remember it being the 1st of December & it was a team effort :)

5. White lights or colored lights?
White. I've never been fond of coloured lights on a green tree. But now that's I'm older I like the idea of the White Tree With 1 colour theme going through it Like this year It's White & Blue :)

6. Are you guilty of peeking at your presents or do you like the surprise?
Surprise for sure because either way I am happy with what I get I never complain :)

7. Would you rather live in a gingerbread house or in Santa's Workshop?
Santa's Workshop (maybe not making toys) I would just play with all the toys & who doesn't want to live in the North  Pole :)

8. Tell us your Christmas Eve traditions!
Normally to watch a Christmas related movie or two with the family :)

9. If you could be under the mistletoe with anyone who would it be?
JEREMY (Steven R McQueen) from the Vampire Diaries I mean who could say no to this face :)


10. What tops your tree?
Normally a Star of some sort

11. Can you name the 12 days of Christmas?
Nope not even going to try :)

12. Have you ever gone Christmas caroling?
Hahaha with my voice definitely not but when I was young I was in Choir and we would sing for the whole school =S

13. Do you countdown to Christmas? If so, how many days are left?
Not really I'm to busy to countdown but not long to go :)

14. What are some foods and treats you can count on having every holiday season?
The usual Christmas dinner nothing to flash & probably tons of chocolate :)

15. How has Christmas kept its magic for you as you've grown older?
Working in retail kind of ruin Christmas so the days leading up to Christmas I usually hate but then I quickly get over that when I finally get my days off. But I still enjoy waking up on Christmas day & opening presents and staying in my PJ's all day watching TV & just relaxing until it's time to get together with the Family for Dinner :)



Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Wednesday: Must Have It


There are so many products that I see & I'm just like I NEED TO HAVE THIS so I thought I would start posting about them that way if you own the items you can tell me if you think they are worth it :) .. 

Currently I am addicted to neutral based Eye Shadow Palettes & Kits. I think I some where like 7+ (insane I know) but they are the colours I'm drawn to on a daily basis and I do get great use out of every different palette I own.

This weeks current obsession is None other than Stila's In The Light Palette







The Stila In The Lights Palette consists of 10 Eye Shadows (Bare, Kitten, Bliss, Sunset, Sandstone, Champagne, Gilded Gold, Luster, Night Sky & Ebony) as well as a Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner in Damsel (Brown)

I just love the way this palette looks and how sleek and convenient it is the have all these shades in one place. I do have many palettes that contain similar colours but I don't think I would have any exact dupes after looking at swatches online. I love the quality of the Stila Eye Shadows and I'm sure this is no exception. To buy or not to buy is the important question.

You can purchase the Stila Palettes and more from their range either at BeautyBay or Mecca Cosmetica.
This palette costs $36.27 from BeautyBay or $62.00 from Mecca Cosmetica

Are you as addicted to Neutral Palettes as I am? Do you own this palette or any of the Stila Palettes? Do you think they are worth it?
Happy Wednesday Everyone
xx


Tuesday, 11 December 2012

NOTD: Essie Butler Please & Sally Hansen Salon Effects


 Not long ago I picked up Sally Hansen's Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips in the style Laced Up from my local Woolworths as they were in a clearance bin for $6. I'd only ever tried these type of Nail Polish Strips once before and I remember liking them just no the pattern I picked up (I think it was the Leopard Print one)
I do love the look of these and they are super easy to apply. They come with 16 Nail Polish Strips, A Cuticle Stick & a Mini File/Buffer as well as instructions on how to use them.


Essie Butler please & Sally Hansen Laced Up



I'm not one to just apply one nail design or colour to all nails I do enjoy mixing it up a little and I love the look of this pattern Mixed with Essie's Butler Please. Butler Please is apart of Essie's Winter 2012 Collection (I purchased mine off Ebay) & it is fast becoming one of my favourite blue nail polishes. It is very similar to Sally Hansen's Pacific Blue though it is slightly darker. I've seen a few review on this polish saying it is a very difficult formula to work with but I found no problems with it. I used 2 coats of Butler Please & 1 coat of Seche Vite Top Coat and this is what I came up with.




Let me know what you think. Have you tried any of the Nail Polish Strips let me know.
& something really exciting, well it is to me =P, I won a Formula 10.0.6 starter kit through twitter thanks to Princeline. This is the first thing I've ever really one & I'm super excited as I love formula 10.0.6 :)
xx

Sunday, 9 December 2012

NOTD: Essie Tart Deco & China Glaze I'm Not Lion

Image taken with flash
This is my first ever NOTD post well more like Nail of the Week post as I don't change my nail polish that often. I normally stick to painting my nails one colour or doing a single accent glitter nail but I thought I would branch out a little slightly as I'm experimenting for the holidays :)

It's not very neat but I love the way it turned out in the end. I Used 2 coats of Essie's Tart Deco and then using the China Glaze I'm Not Lion Nail Polish I did a thin line sweeping across the top of my nail. Once this was dry I went over the line with one of my new Dotting Pens (I'll do a post about this soon) I used one of the smaller tools and packed on some more of the I'm Not Lion Glitter (which happens to be one of my favourite glitter polishes ever). I used Seche Vite as my top coat & Viola this is what I ended up with :)


Image taken without Flash

From L to R: China Glaze I'm Not Lion, Essie Tart Deco, Seche Vite



Hope you guys like what I've done here. I'm not very good with this nail art stuff but I have been having a lot of fun experimenting with all my new nail art tools & expect more post's like this to come.

What nail trend have you been Loving/Practicing. Feel Free to link your latest NOTD post so I can check it out.
Happy Sunday
xx 

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Rose-Hip Vital Rosehip Oil

 I've had so many blog posts that I have been meaning to type up but I've been super sick lately with the flu and I just haven't had the energy or motivation but I'm trying :) . So I thought I would begin with a quick post on my Recent Purchase from the Bellabox store. I'm loving the Bellabox store this is only my second purchase from them (click here for my first post). For quite sometime now I have been  looking in to buying a Rosehip Oil and after seeing and reading so many reviews I decided to go with the Rose-Hip Vital version.





I bought a 50ml from the Bellabox website fore $29.95 (you can also buy a 30ml bottle) I also picked up a 10pk or Yes To Cucumbers Facial Towelettes as I wanted to used 100 of my Bella points but to do so the balance had to be minimum $20 so in total I paid like $23 and got free shipping as this was one of the products in the Bellabox this month.

What I really liked about this one is that it's Australian Certified Organic Cold Pressed Oil the box mentions "The oil is extracted from the seeds without using heat, solvents and chemicals" which I think is fantastic I'm really starting to take notice with the types of products I use mainly on my face. I also like that it is 100% Rosehip Oil so it doesn't contain any nasties or anything else so you know exactly what you're putting onto your skin.

The bottle looks amazing. It's a dark brown glass bottle with white and orange writing. Its simple yet elegant & it has a droplet applicator.

It comes out onto the skin with an orange tinge that soaks right into the skin. Rosehip oil is used to help reduce the appearance of stretchmarks and scars, help improve dry & sensitive skin, help maintain the skins natural hydration & softness and also help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

I have been using this oil for about a week and so far am loving it. I have oily skin on my face and my legs and arms tend to be more on the dry side so i use a few drops of the oil and rub it onto my arms and legs at night and I add a small drop mixed in with my moisturizer and apply it to my face every night. So far the results have been great my skin feels softer and smoother. I have this weird dry patch on my arm and the oil has really been helping with that. I love this product and will keep using it and hopefully the results will keep on coming :). 



So I bought the Rosehip Oil & the Yes To Cucumber Towelettes and as usual with ordering with Bellabox they threw in a handful of samples. I'm really pleased with the ones I got this time. I bought the items in the last week of November they still had the free necklace offer and I'm so glad I got the blue one as that is the one I originally wanted in my first order.


 They also threw in a full sized Australia Mascara which I thought was fantastic as I've never used any mascaras from Australis and this was a nice surprise this one retails for $14.95. 


For $23 I think this is all great value and I do love the Bellabox Store.
Have you picked up anything from the Bellabox Store or Have you tried any of the Rosehip or other Oils available let me know :)
xx

Monday, 3 December 2012

Christmas Giveaway over on Mishelle's Sleepy Time

The weekend is over & I'm back into blogging & what better way to start a Monday morning then with a friendly reminder that Mishelle over on Mishelle's Sleepy Time is hosting a Christmas Giveaway that ends in 1 day.





So if you haven't already (though i'm sure you have) checked out her blog please do as it is AMAZING!! I love everything about her blog and ever since I have found it I'm pretty sure I have been stalking it waiting for new post's everyday haha but seriously it's amazing and if you want the chance to win all these great prizes go over and check it out

Happy Monday Everyone :)
xx

Friday, 30 November 2012

From Me, To Me: Benefit Haul

Another Haul online shopping haul this time from Benefit Cosmetics.
I love Benefit make up & I used to buy it a lot when I was younger but I don't love the prices we have to pay for it here in Australia. I only recently found out that Benefits website ships all over the world and since then I have been planning what I thought i would like to buy from them & finally I decided.



Shipping from the website cost me $13.95 but it is free for purchases over $125. I was planning on spending that much but the main item I wanted was out of stock so I decided to see how this shop would go before I would go back and purchase more. The shipping took just over 2 weeks which is pretty good in my books :)



The first thing I picked up was the Cabana Glama Kit which I had been eyeing for quite sometime at my local Benefit counter. I picked this up in the sale section of the website for $18.99 (RRP $36.00)



Cabana Glama is a Gorgeous get ready for Summer kit it contains:

- Some Kind A Gorgeous Mini in the shade Medium (3.5g)
- Hoola Bronzer (4g)
- Mini Posie Tint (2.5ml)
- Eyeshadow Palette in the shades Peach Fizz, Bronze Buzz & Cocoa Pizzazz (3.5g)
& 2 different Brush Applicators.


The next thing I picked up is the I'm Glam.. Therefore I Am Kit. This has a few things I've always wanted to try. This kit cost me $36.00



This kit contains:
-  Girl Meets Pearl Mini (7.5ml)
- Glamming Face Powder with Brush (2g)
- Life on the A List Lipgloss (5.2ml)
- Mini Bad Gal Lash (4g)
- Eyeshadow Palette with the shades Pink Fancy, Icy Lilac, Posh Amethyst & Precious Pewter (5g)
 - Double Ended Sponge Aplicator



The last thing I picked up was the She's So Jetset Kit. This is main reason I placed an order online. I have been lusting over this for so long but at $89 in Myers I have never been tempted to buy it. On the website it is $36.00 which is definitely a price I was willing to pay. I'm so glad I got this It is amazing and packaged so nicely (as is all of the products produced by Benefit)





This kit contains:
- Mini  Porefessional Tube (7.5ml
- First-Class Face Powder with Brush (3g)
- an Eyeshadow Palette in the shades Champagne Please, Gold Card, Pretty in Mink & Elegant Espresso (7g)
- a Mini They're Real Mascara (4g)
- Life on the A List Lipgloss (5.2ml)


As always Benefit have great offers for free sample with all purchases. With every order you get to choose from 2 packet samples I chose the Stay Put Primer Sample & the Triple Performing Facial Emulsion Sample. I also used a code to get a Girl Meets Pearl Deluxe Sample & Total Moisture Deluxe Sample.
Currently the offer they have on is for a Free Mini They're Real Mascara & a Free Mini Sugar Bomb Deluxe sample for all orders over $50 using the code LILSUGAR at checkout(offer valid until 6/12/12)
What are some of your favourite Benefit Products?
xx

November Favourites 2012



This is my Very First Favourites Blog Post. It'll probably be very rushed as I'm off to work soon but I really wanted to get this up :)

Things I Have Been Loving For November 2012:

(1) Swisspers 80pk Cosmetic Square Pads - I love all the items in the Swisspers Range & this is no exception. I use these to clean my eyes at the end of the night but dabbing a little of either my Bioderma Crealine or any Liquid Make Up Remover I'm using at the time. These things are super handy & multi purpose & the are not messy as I have found cheaper alternatives to be.

(2) Essie Nail Polishes in the colours Fiji and Turquoise & Caicos - These are such pretty colours and as the weather is slowly warming up here in Western Australia they are my go to spring nail colours. Fiji is a nice opaque pastel pink colour and Turquoise & Caicos is a creamy opaque Blue/Green colour that is more on the Green side of the colour wheel.

(3) Stila Palette in Wonderful in Waikiki - I received this last week in the mail from my Beauty Bay order & have not been able to put this down since I bought it. The colours in this are very nice neutral toned colours that can be used to create lovely island bronzed type of looks. For swatches of this palette check out my Beauty Bay Haul Here.

(4) Mint Julips Lip Scrubs from Lush - I have terribly horrible dry lips and over this winter (that seems to never want to end here is WA) my lips have gotten really bad so a couple of months ago I picked up this lip exfoliating scrub from Lush & I love it. It smells like Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream which happens to be one of my fave ice cream flavour EVER & this stuff tastes amazing and because it is made from sugar and all natural ingredients you can lick this stuff right off after exfoliating your lips. I use this about 3 times a week and follow with my Lip Service Lush Lip Balm or any kind of lip treating balm. This thing will last you a very long time & is worth the $9.95 price tag.

(5) Green Tea Tree Toner Water from Lush - Another Lush product I have been loving is this Tea Tree Toner. I just spray a little of this onto a Swisspers Cotton Pad a wipe across my face after Cleansing ever night. I quite like the smell of Tea Tree and It is supposed to help soothe skin and redness and works well for oily skin. I have the 100g bottle and it has lasted me about 2 months & it's not even half empty yet.  I'm a Huge fan of this stuff and will continue to repurchase this every time.

(6) Burts Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream -
I Love this. It Smells Great and really does what it is meant to. There isn't much to say about this cuticle butter other than It truly is AMAZING. As much as I love nail polish and painting my nails I've never really looked after my nails so I thought it was about time I did and I was tossing up between this and Lemony Flutter by Lush but went with this instead as its so cute & compact and easy to travel with.

(7) Rose Gold Arrow Bracelet from Lovisa - This is just so cute and I'm really loving the rose gold trend at the moment. This was a gift from my sister & I love it and have been wearing it all month.

(8) Revlon 3D PhotoReady Volume Mascara - I got this free in my Revlon GWP (See Post Here). This mascara was the whole reason I wanted to get this Free Gift With Purchase from Revlon & I'm so glad I did as I am loving it so far. The brush reminds me of the Benefit They're Real Mascara and it seperates my lashes nicely and makes them super long. It isn't doesn't give as much volume as I would like it to but I always pair my mascaras up & I use this with my L'oreal Extra Volume Collagen Mascara (Which is an ALL TIME FAVE of mine). Together the 2 look amazing and are my current fave combo.

(9) Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman Powder Brush - This is one of the nicest brushes I have ever owned. It's so big and soft and it just feel amazing on the skin and works really well on all kinds of powder. I bought this and quite a few others from the same range from amazon.com about a month ago & so far and loving all of them.

Well I survived my first Favourites post. Hope you all enjoy it & I would love to see all yours.
Tell me what your favourite products for November have been :)
xx

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Click Frenzy: Priceline Haul

  So recently Priceline did a Click Frenzy Sale with up to 40-80% off selected brands and the site was running really slow as so many people were trying to get in on it but I managed to pick up a couple of things. Here is what I got :)

One of my Ultimate Cosmetic Organisers with all my new purchases
The first sale I took advantage of was 50% off Models Prefer. I have been eyeing off their Acrylic Make Up Organizing Systems. I decided to pick up 2 of the Ultimate Cosmetic Organiser which I paid $14.99 each (RRP $29.99each) & 2 of the 3 Piece Stackable Mini Organisers which I paid $7.49 each (RRP $14.99 each) ..



These things are FANTASTIC I just wish I picked up the whole range as they also do a separate Lipstick Holder & a separate Make Up Brush Holder. They are light weight and hold a lot of stuff in them i just wish the Stackable Organiser was a bit bigger as each section is about the size of the palm of my hand. If these things go on sale again I will definitely be being more :)




I also bought the Revlon Kissable Balm Stain in the colour Honey, a Revlon Colour Stay Liquid Eye Liner Pen, a Rimmel Match Perfection Blush in the shade Light/Medium & an Australis Eyeshadow Primer. I also picked up 2 other Kissable Balm Stains in the 2 for 1 deal on all Revlon Nail & Lip products in store. I got the colours Cherish & Smitten.

Rimmel Match Perfection Blush in the shade Light/Medium - I paid $8.97 (RRP $14.95)
Rimmel Match Perfect Blush in Light/Medium - I haven't really tried many products from Rimmel before but I picked this up because I'd never seen it before & it just looks so pretty. It has 3 Blush colours in it which kind of makes it look like a little compact contour kit as it has a light shade a medium pink shade and a dark coral/ deep orange toned shade. I haven't had much of a play around with this but all the colours are nicely pigmented and blend well together I can't wait to start experimenting with this as I'm fairly new to the whole Blush/Bronzing scene :)



Revlon ColourStay Liquid Eye Pen in the shade 01 Blackest Black - I Paid $15.57 (RRP $25.95)
Revlon ColourStay Liquid Eye Pen in 01 Blackest Black - I have to admit I have always been afraid of any type of Liquid Eyeliner & I'm a huge fan of Gel Eyeliner so I never felt the need to even try anything else until I saw the Revlon ColourStay Liquid Eye Pen. I have been lusting over this for a while & have read a few reviews on it but have not been liking the price of this thing because I'm afraid I wouldn't like it so as soon as I saw this was 40% I had to buy it & let me tell you I LOVE IT. It's super easy to use and looks great on. It isn't as black as some of my gel liners but it gives such a smooth flawless finish that I always find hard to get when using my gel liners & It's super precise. I Don't regret buying this at all :)




Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains in Honey, Cherish & Smitten - Anyone & Everyone who is Beauty Obsessed knows about these Bad Boys & YAY they are finally Available in Australia though they are quite pricey. I picked up one in the colour Honey during the sale for $10.77 (RRP $17.95) and then 2 instore in the colours Smitten & Cherish in the 2 For 1 deal that is currently still going on in Priceline (Ends 3 Dec 12).




From Back to Front: Smitten, Cherish & Honey
From Left to Right Without Flash & With Flash: Honey, Cherish, Smitten & the Revlon ColourStay Liquid Eye Pen


I was pretty overwhelmed by the colour choices as there are so many to chose from (10 in Priceline) so I looked at countless amount of swatches online and settle for these 3. I'm really bad at describing colours so hopefully you will be able to see in the pictures above but Honey is Neutral toned Mauve/Pink colour, Cherish is a Light Bubblegum Pink & Smitten is a Deeper Raspberry Pink kind of like the colour your tongue turns after drinking raspberry cordial :)


Australis Eye Shadow Primer - I paid $7.77 (RRP $12.95)

Australis Eye Shadow Primer - I haven't tried this out yet but I love Eye Shadow Primers I honestly don't know what i did before these came along and my collection is growing everyday so I thought why not give this one a go plus it's pink how could you say no to that. All Australis products are currently $3 off at priceline (ending on the 3 Dec 12) so why not check out some of there other products as they tend to have really great affordable Make Up.


My total Order came to $88.06 with Free Shipping & I Saved a Total of  $73.70 which I am totally pleased with.

Priceline also threw in some awesome samples I think I got 2 lots of everything because my package came in 2 boxes and each box had an envelope full of goodies




Have you picked up any good bargains lately?
xx

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

My Christmas Wish List

So with Christmas time getting closer I have seen so many of these Christmas gift ideas and wishlist & I LOVE reading all of them so I thought I would share some of the things I'm hoping to find under my Christmas Tree :) All these Items are either sold in Australia or can be shipped to Australia.




1) Benefit Sugarlicious Lip & Cheek Kit from Tarazz.com.au - 
Who doesn't want something from benefits gift set range. I've always wanted to try Sugar Bomb Blush so i think this would be a really cool way of trying it out with all the other extra's in there.

2) Benefit Confessions of a Concealaholic from Benefit - 
I've also always wanted to try erase paste by Benefit and I just love the look of this kit.

3) Marc Jacobs Dot 50ml EDP Gift Set from Myer -
I don't have a large collection of perfumes I only have around 2 at a time as I tend to find a scent I love and stick with it but this looks like such a nice bottle I would love to give this a try & I do love Marc Jacobs Perfumes.

4) Dermalogica Oily Skin Set from David Jones -
During summer my skin tends to get really oily and I'm always looking for great skincare products aimed at oily skin & I love Dermalogica
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5) Lorac Ooh La Lace Baked Shimmer & Matte Eye Shadow Palette from Tarazz.com.au - 
Lorac is such an amazing brand but I find it really hard to find there products so as soon as I saw this I new I needed to have it :)

6) CHI CHI I Love Chi Chi Blockbuster Set from Myer - 
I love Chi Chi make up it's so cute and this set is no exception.

7) Soap & Glory The Best Things In Life Are Three from Kit Cosmetics - 
A lot of the stuff on my wish list is stuff I've read about but never used and I love how around Christmas time all these brands do such amazing gift sets & they are great ways to try out new brands and things you've never tried before.

8) Soap & Glory Shower Trip Kit from Kit Cosmetics -
 
Another great gift pack from Soap & Glory

9) Friends the Complete Series Box Set from Target  - 
I love TV shows and the amount of them I own on DVD is insane but somehow I don't own Friends and it is by far one of my Favourite TV Shows Ever.

10) Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit from BeautyBay - 
Another thing I've always wanted to try is Mario Badescu Skin Care as I have seen & read many great reviews on this stuff & this looks like a nice way to get started.

11) Marc By Marc Jacobs Rock Watch from David Jones - 
Who can say no to a Marc Jacobs watch.

12) Marc by Marc Jacobs Amy Watch from David Jones - 
same as above :)

Now I Don't expect any of this as gifts this year but a girl can dream :)
What are you hoping for most this year?
xx

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Lust Have It November 2012



Lust Have It Bag November 2012

I got my Lust Have It November Bag in the mail yesterday. For those who don't know what Lust Have It is, it's an Australian Beauty Subscription that costs $14.95 a month and each month you get a bag with 4-5 beauty related items. This is my 2nd Lust Have It Bag and I know a lot of people were disappointed with last months bag but since it was my first one I had no expectations and I quite enjoyed it as I didn't have any of the samples we were given. I'd already seen a few blog posts about this month and as soon as I saw the blue bag I knew which pack I had been given & this is what I received.



(1) Lomasi Ginger Lime Body Creme (30ml Sample Size) - This such a cute little sample of body cream that would be good for travelling.  This cream smells amazing just like a mojito on a summers night and feels amazing on the skin so far I'm loving this one. The card says you can also get this in a Mango Scent and a Pomegranate Scent.



(2) Davroe Straightening Balm (50g sample size) - I know a few people were disappointed with receiving a Davroe product because it is something they have previously received but I didn't mind it. Davroe is an Australian made & owned brand which is something I like about this product and also I don't have anything by them. I haven't tried this yet but I do often straighten my hair so this type of product would be good for me. This product it smells nice I don't exactly know what the smell is but on the pack it says the fragrance is Wild Iris so i guess that must be it. I look forward to trying this out.


(3) Model Co Fibre Lashxtend Mascara (Full Size) - The card says this brand new break through formula that isn't available for sale yet. I love the fact that we got a full size make up item this month but I'm very picky when it comes to mascara's and I only really like certain type and fibre ones were never one of them but I will try this out and hopefully I will like it.



(4) Star & Rose Hologram Tweezers (Full Size) - These are just a some tweezers by Star & Rose. There isn't too much to say about these except they have a holographic print on them which I think is kinda cool but i haven't tried these out yet but i guess it's always handy to have a spare set of tweezers


(5) Face Of Australia Purifying Cleansing Wipes (Full Size) - I think this a nice item to recieve as I'm always on the look out for some great face wipes I've never really found any that i really love so I love trying new ones & I've never tried these ones. I always tend to run out so it's nice to have a spare pack for when that happens or when I misplace mine & these are nice an affordable that if i do end up liking them I can repurchase them over & over again.

Over all I'm very happy with my Lust Have It Bag for November 2012 but because I'm fairly new to the service I can see were other people are becoming more and more frustrated with the selections they are given.

xx