Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Neglected Polish #6 Pink Glitter


I'm back with another Neglected Polish Post. Lately I have been painting my nails with a colour and adding random Glitter accents on random nails.

While deciding which Glitter to go with I realised a while back I went through a Rose Pink Glitter Phase and thought these polishes would be perfect for this Edition of Neglected Polish.









(1) Milani Disco Lights - This is a Beyond Gorgeous Rose Pink densely packed small hexagonal glitter. This is a seriously blinging nail polish colour. I usually apply 2 thin coats of this over Relvon ColorStay in Fall Mood (see my NOTD post here) or it applies opaque in 3 coats alone.

(2) Jordana Glitters Pixie Pink - This is a Clear based polish with Rose Pink small and larger hexagonal glitter. This polish is polish spreads the glitter out nicely with each brush stroke and does pack on a fair amount of glitter. I used 2 Coats in the swatches pictured above.

(3) China Glaze Material Girl - I originally bought this because of the name (I mean how could I pass that up). This is polish is densely packed with very fine Rose Pink glitter with some medium sized holographic Pink Hex glitter mixed in. This only needs around 2 coats for it to be opaque and drys rough so it does need a good top coat (as does most glitters)

(4) LA Splash Yours Truly - This is very similar to the China Glaze polish mentioned above except this one is a slightly lighter colour and it has small Silver Hexagonal glitter mixed through it. This polish takes about 3 generous coats to get it opaque.

(5) Orly Rage - This isn't actually a glitter polish but I thought it deserved an honorable mention as it is one of my favourite and go to Rose Pink Polishes. This is a metallic nail colour that people often compare to a Rose Gold nail polish but I feel this colour is to silver to be a Rose Gold. I personally prefer my Rose Golds to be more brassy.

Out of all of these Polishes my absolute all time favourite is definitely Milani Disco Lights and it is a colour I often reach for and probably the most complimented nail polish I own every time I have worn it I get so many people comment on it and it just makes me love it more.

What is your go to Glitter Colour? What are you wearing on your nails?



 

Friday, 26 April 2013

Addicted to Neutral #2 // Wet n Wild Nude Awakening

Recently on my blog I started a new series for my love of Neutral Based Eyeshadow Palettes and I was hoping to get a new post up every week but as usual life got in the way but I wanted to let everyone know that I am definitely still doing this and that I will try my best to get one up every week.

In my first post I reviewed my Too Faced Natural Eye Kit (see here) and since then I have acquired quite a few more affordable options for neutral palettes so I thought I would mix it up a little and alternate between reviewing my higher end palettes and my more affordable ones as most people who are interested in beauty know that just because it's affordable doesn't mean the quality is bad.

One of my favourite Brand for affordable Eyeshadows is Wet n Wild and their 8 pan Color Icon Palettes are highly raved about everywhere. I had seen pics of the new ones they brought out as apart of the new Spring Forward Collection and instantly knew I wanted them but they are not available in Australia so I pretty much stalked my go to websites that stock Wet n Wild for us Australian's (and any other Country who can't get them).

The Spring Forward Palettes are now available at Crush Cosmetics and Beauty Joint. I bought both the Nude Awakening and the Going in the Wild palettes.




 The Nude Awakening palette is a great palette for people who want to add more neutral colours in to their eyeshadow collection without spending to much money but still getting amazing quality product.

Their are 8 shades included with a mix of Matte, Satin and Shimmer shades. The colours are mostly warm toned with a few cooler toned shadows giving this palette a nice range to suit all skin types.

Even though these 8 pan palette always have labelled Eyeshadows to help guide how to create looks I never really follow them because if there is a colour you like then your not really going to restrict using it for example I love the lighter Browbone colour all over the lid.

Swatched in Sunlight

Swatched with Flash
  
Im going to start with the left side of the palette.

1 Browbone - this is a nice creamy Matte Off White colour that has the tinest amount of shimmer in it but when applied to the eyes its definitely Matte so I don't know if the shade had shimmer in it to begin with or if its just from the other shade in the palette (if that makes sense). This shade is applies smoothly and evenly on the eye and is a buttery smooth Matte shade. All the Matte Wet n Wild Shades that I have tried are of such good quality.

2 Eyelid - This is a Satin finish Champagne colour that is so smooth and applies like a dream. This colour does look much deeper in the pan.

3 Crease - This is the 2nd Matte shade in the palette and like the First Matte shade this is an AMAZING quality shade. This is a medium toned Matte Brown shade with reddish undertones. It is extremely similar to the shade Buck in the Urban Decay Naked Palette.

4 Definer - This is a Deep Muddy Brown shade with gold shimmer running through it. This shade has slight fallout which is expecting with these kinds of shimmery shade but nothing to over the top.

Swatched in sunlight

Swatched with Flash


Now the right side of the palette. Im not sure why the photo I took in the sunlight didn't show the shimmers in these shades properly but the second image is a little more true to life with the swatches.

 5 Browbone - This is a very smooth Satin Light Copper Shade. This is not your typical Browbone colour and definitely not a colour I would use on the Browbone but it is still a lovely shade.

6 Eyelid - This is a warm toned Medium Satin Brown colour. Nothing to exciting or special there are a million shades like this but it is still very nice.

7 Crease - This is a Gun Metal Grey shade with tons of shimmer in it. I love the inclusion of these kinds of shades in Neutral Palette as it helps people creat looks with tons of definition or smokey eye looks. Neutral Palette I find are so versitille and can take you from Day looks through to Night Looks.

8 Definer - This is a deep cool toned soft black with what looks like Silver or Holographic Green Glitter in it. I'm not really sure how to describe the glitter in this but whatever the colour is in this makes the shade look stunning.

So far I have absolutely No Complaints with this palette and I pretty much LOVE Every Shade in this. I think It is really worth the price (especially for us Australians) as its hard to come by a complete "drug store" palette that ticks all the boxes. I know this is a limited edition palette so If you were thinking of purchasing this I hope this review help you out.

Have you tried any of the Spring Forward Wet n Wild Palettes? 


Thursday, 25 April 2013

Current Beauty Wishlist 25/04/13


Lately my mental wishlist's have been getting bigger and bigger so I thought I would make note of the main things I want so I can remind myself what I need to buy :)

This wishlist is more of a future to buy list as lately I know I've been spending money on things I don't need and it seems to be adding up. I'm hopeless at spending bans and honestly I don't need to go on one as money isn't an issue the issue now is the excess amount of stuff I own.

So I have created a list of things I want to buy/try out and hopefully in the next coming months you will see me slowly buying these.




(1) A Decent Brush Set - The nicest Make Up Brushes I own are my Real Techniques Brushes and as much as I love them I'm really considering investing in a good quality brush set only problem is I don't know which set to buy. I see a lot of people talk about brushes on you tube but I'm not sure which ones to buy so If any of you have any recommendations for me please do help as I trust your opinions :)

(2) Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation or Naked Skin Beauty Balm - I really want to try something from the Urban Decay Naked Skin range. I'm on the hunt for a nice light weight but still good coverage foundation as my HG foundation (NP China Doll) is quite expensive so I don't want to use it all the time so I've been trying out different ones to mix and match with on some days and so far I haven't found a nice one for my skin type.

(3) Stila Kajal Eyeliner in Topaz - I've seen so many reviews on this product and I've just been getting into nude eyeliners so I would love to try this out.

(4) Benefit Fake Up Concealer - This is another highly recommend product and I'm currently obsessed with finding a holy grail concealer.

(5) Urban Decay Setting Spray - I've never tried a setting spray before and I know this one is a very popular one so I want to give this a try as well as a few other. any recommendations for setting sprays would be very appreciated.

(6) Skin 79 BB Creams - I'm really getting in to proper Asian BB creams and I've read a few reviews and Skin 79 seem to be a popular and good brand so I'm going to buy some of these very soon.

(7) Lioele Be My Skin Powder Pact - This has been on my wishlist for a long time and honestly I just love the way this product looks but I also hear it works nicely. This isn't really a wishlist item anymore as I just ordered it but I didn't remove it from my list as I'm currently waiting for it to arrive and I'm very excited.

(8) Stila All Over Shimmer Powder in Kitten - This just looks like a gorgeous product and I'm really starting to appreciate Highlighter's and I want to try this one out.

(9) Too Faced Boudoir Eyes Kit - I've really been enjoying my Natural Eye Kit by Too Faced and I think I'm ready to try another one of their Eyeshadow Kits and I really like the look of the Boudoir Eyes Kit


What products have you been lusting over lately?


Thursday, 18 April 2013

Bellabox April 2013


I received my Bellabox in the mail yesterday as I was leaving for work which is something that always brightens my day :) I didn't get a chance to look at it until I got home that night but I was super excited to see what I got.

For those of you who are not aware Bellabox is a monthly Beauty Subscription Service here is Australia and can be order from Bellabox.com.au. It cost $15.00 a month and every month you receive about 5+ products  (some sample size some full size).

This is what I got in the April 2013 Box






(1) Proplenish Marine Collagen Sachets (3pk Sample) - This is an odd sample. These Sachets need to be dissolved in water and you are supposed to drink them. I'm a bit funny when it comes to this stuff so I will be reading up on this before I decided whether or not I want to try it.

(2) Ayurda Silk Skin Firming and Toning Cream (5ml Sample) - This was not included in the card they send out with the contents of the box but it was stapled to a little pamphlet about Ayurda so I think it was just a bonus. I'm happy to try this product I've never heard of Ayurda but I like natural skin care.

(3) Ayurda Skin Perfecting Moisturiser in Almond & Saffron (10g Sample) - I think this product leaked a bit in travel as the little bag it came in was covered in a bit of the product but I'm great full that they packaged this in the bag as it did not get on any of the other items. I have more than enough moisturiser sample so I'm giving this one to my mum. Being Persian, my mum loves Saffron and she cooks with it all the time so I'm sure she will love this product.


(4) Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail Colour in 901 Golden Conduct - I'm really excited to have received this as I have always wanted to try a magnetic polish but I didn't want to spend to much money on one just incase I didn't like it. This is a gorgeous colour and I tend to reach for these during the Fall/Autumn time so I know I will get a lot of use out of this.

(5) Cedel Dry Conditioner (30g Travel Size) - I've seen this product around a fair bit but have not tried it. I'm not the biggest fan of dry shampoo but am willing to give this a go.

(6) Lash Card (2pk Sample) - I don't know if this is something I'll get use out of as I think it looks like an awkward product to use but I might try it out eventually.

(7) Cellilux Glacial Mineral Gel Facial Mask(7g Sample) - I've never heard of this brand before but I love trying new skin care items especialy Face Masks which this is. It says to apply this to your face wait 15 then rinse off. I will definitely give this a go and let you guys know what I think.

(8) Indio Skin Tonic (30ml Sample) - Another brand I'm not familiar with but I like Face Mist type products and I'm almost out of my Lush Tea Tree Toner so I will be trying this one out next. The full size product of this is rather pricey at $44.00 for 200ml so hopefully I don't get to addicted though these kinds of products do last a while.


Overall I don't know how I feel about this box. It contains quite a few products that I have never heard of and will use and hopefully like but I will admit this box did not WOW me so hopefully next month they start stepping up their game as there are a lot of Beauty Subscription Services out there and I know a few people have been deciding whether or not they want to continue receiving them so far I am tossing up between Bellabox and Lust Have It and hopefully soon I will decided which to keep :)

What did you get in your Bellabox? Where you happy with this months Box?




Wednesday, 17 April 2013

MUA Haul


I've heard so much about the brand MUA but I don't own anything from them (though I've had a few of their items on my wishlist for a while) so when I got an email notifying me they were having a Birthday Sale with 50% off selected Items I decided to check it out and see what was on offer.

Not all the products I purchased were 50% off but the prices are so cheap anyways I decided to buy a few things that weren't on sale because I really wanted to try it. This is what I picked up.







MUA 12 Shade Undressed Palette £3.00/AUD$4.44
MUA 12 Shade Undress Me Too Palette £3.00/AUD$4.44
MUA Love Heart Lip Balms in Sweet Kiss, Sugar Lips and Kiss Me £1.00/AUD$1.48
MUA Kiss Proof Lip Stains in Fabulicious, Fruitilicious and Kissalicious £1.50/AUD$2.22
MUA Power Pout in Broken Hearted and Irreplaceable £3.00/AUD$4.44
MUA Extreme Felt Liner in Black £1.00/AUD$1.48


if anyone would like to see swatches or review for any products let me know and I'll try to get to them as soon as I can.

Have you tried anything from MUA before? What do you think of their products?


Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Neglected Polish #5 Mint-acular


Firstly I'd like to apologise that I haven't done one of these post's in what seems like AGES! I've been super busy in the past couple of weeks but I'm back today with a new post on this series :)

For as long as I can remember I have been on the hunt for what I believe is the perfect Mint Green Polish. I feel like Mint Polishes are a complete personal preference when it comes to what people look for. I think some people like the colour to be more of a light pastel green toned polish were others prefer more of a blue toned green and some people prefer darker polishes.

Today I have a few contenders on what I thought would be the perfect Mint Green Polish. Lets see if they met my expectations.








 (1) Essie Mint Candy Apple
This is a polish I have included in the past I think it was my First Neglected Polish post and honestly this is one of my most frustrating polishes I own. I find the formula of my bottle to be horrible and hard to work with no matter how I apply it. I find it extremely streaky and the more layers of this you put on I feel like it just gets worse. Now I could just have a dud bottle I don't know as I seen many reviews on this polish & I know a lot of people love it. In my opinion this is not a "Mint Green" polish I find it to be to blue for that and it isn't something I grab when I want a Mint Green Manicure however it is a very pretty colour just not green enough for me!

(2) Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear Mint Sorbet
This is a Gorgeous Milky Mint Green Polish. To me this is the perfect Mint colour that I have been searching for. The application of this polish wasn't the best but it wasn't to bad. The first to coats can be a little streaky but it was all smoothed out when I applied a 3rd coat.

(3) China Glaze Re-Fresh Mint
This polish is extremely similar to the Sally Hansen one mentioned above. They are both light Mint Green polishes though I do find this to be ever so slightly lighter but I would consider these to be Dupes of each other. This polish was a dream to apply I had absoloutley no issues with it and it was very opaque in 1 coat but I applied 2 coats for a flawless finish

(4) Lioele #38 Mint Green
This is another Gorgeous Mint Green Polish i own. I used this in my previous Neglected Polish Post (see here). This polish like most pastel/lighter creme polishes was a little hard to work with but definitely worth working with as the colour is amazing. This is slightly darker than the CrG & Sally Hansen polishes mentioned in this post but is a great Mint Green polish to own.

(5) Jordana Mint Candy
This is a suepr sheef Mint Green polish that has fine gold glitter running through that gives it a subtle pearlescent finish. This polish needs a lot of coats to get it opaque (minimum 4) but it does look better with each coat and the polish isn't to thick so it doesn't look weird when applied with multiple coats.

(6) Orly Ancient Jade
This polish isn't necessarily your typical Mint Green polish as the name suggests its more of a Jade Green colour but I wanted to include this polish as I think it is such a Gorgeous colour. This is more in the category of people who prefer darker but still pastel Mint/Aqua Green Nail Polishes. This polish has been one of my most worn polishes this month and I got it for my Birthday and just love it so much so wanted to include it in this post.


For me the Winner/Best Mint Green Polish would have to be CG Re-Fresh Mint followed closely by Sally Hansen Mint Sorbet but I prefer CG Re-Fresh Mint simply because it has a better formula and for me and is the perfect Mint Green Colour in my opinion. For me the Worst would definitely be Essie Mint Candy Apple I'm sorry but I hate the formula and the colour just isn't Mint Green enough for me. Every swatch of this polish that I had seen on the internet before I bought it showed this to be a beautiful Mint Green colour so that probably why I dislike it so much it's just not what I expected which makes me think either they changed the formula or I really do have a dud bottle.

What is your perfect Mint Green Polish?

Sunday, 14 April 2013

This Week in Samples #1


I, like most bloggers I'm sure, Have an overwhelming amount of samples that I seem to have collected. I either get samples from Beauty Subscription Boxes, as extra gifts with online shopping, free gift with purchase packs or just from going into a department store and receiving them when I'm looking at buying/trying new products.


I've recently begun organizing my Entire Makeup Collection and Storage Area in my house & while I was sorting through everything I decided that I need to start using up some of my samples. I'm sure we all like getting samples as it is a way for people to try products & see if they are going to work for your personal needs to eventually buy the products being sampled. As I'm always on the hunt for finding new products to buy I thought I may as well start using my Samples as it seems such a waste to let them sit there.

I've seen quite a few people starting some series/blog posts about reviewing their samples, Jasmine from Sweetaholic Beauty & Dawn from See It, Love It, Swatch It to name a few, and I knew a while back I wanted to do something similar so I have decided to do a New Series on my Blog titled "This Week in Samples". Hopefully I'll be able to keep this going for a regular posting on Sundays.

This weeks samples are:










Skinmiso Pore Beauty Nose Pack I pretty much loved this sample. I have never heard of the brand Skinmiso before. It is a Korean Skincare Brand and I know people are very fond of Korean Beauty and Skincare Brands so I had high hopes for this product. I received this product in a Bellabox a while back. This is basically a 3 step pore nose strip system. In this sample i got 2 sealed pore strips and 1 sebum removal stick (which basically looked like a cotton swab) the 3rd step which I have googled is a Pore Beauty Essence.

The first step is a Black Head and White Head Removal Mask and step 2 is a Contraction & Calming Mask. Each of these steps take 10 mins so it can be a lengthy process but I didn't mind.

What I Liked about this product was that it wasn't like your usual pore strip that dries on your nose and you pull off. This was a wet pore strip that doesn't dry but still works just as well as other pore strips without hurting. I did notice a difference when using this product and am definitely going to purchase the full sized product of this. There was nothing I Hated about this product but it is a bit of a lengthy process and I know a lot of people don't like that.

Avene Cleanance Gel Soapless Cleanser
This is a sample I received in a Lust Have It box (I think it was the first ever LHI box I got). I was not to fond of this product. This is a Soapless Gel Cleanser for oily and blemish prone skin which I tend to have. This is a very thick product and I found that you don't need to use a lot of this product and It lasted ages. I think I used this a couple of times a week for about 2 months which is pretty good considering it is a small 25ml sample. This have a lovely fresh scent to it which is one of the things I liked about this product & it did help to clear my skin up a little.

The main thing I disliked about this product was that after a while It started giving me some random dry patches on my skin and left my skin feeling really weird now this was probably just a weird reaction from my skin which is a shame because it really is a lovely product and I did want to like it but Unfortunatly my skin did not so I will not be purchasing this anytime soon.
Klorane Nourishing Treatment Shampoo with Mango Butter & Klorane Nourishing and Untangling Conditioning Balm with Mango Butter both for dry damaged hair
I love switching up my hair care routine every now and then and am always on the hunt for new Shampoos and Conditioners to try. I believe I got these samples in a Lust Have It box and was pretty keen on trying them as they smell amazing. If there are 2 scents in the world I love they are either Coconut or Tropical Fruit and these smell like Mango with a hint of Pineapple which smells AMAZING to me.

I LOVED the Shampoo. It had a really nice Silky texture that lathered up nicely and left my hair feeling clean and smelling lovely. This 25ml sample size lasted me about 3 washes which gave me a pretty good idea of how this would work on my hair and is definitely something I would purchase when I run out of my current Shampoo.

but unfortunately I pretty much HATED the conditioning balm. To begin with there wasn't enough product in the packet (only 10ml) for one use. It barely cover the ends of my hair. On the back it says to apply this to towel dried hair after using the Shampoo and leave it in for 2 mins the rinse. I thought that was an odd process but I feel like this did nothing to my hair. It didn't leave is nourished or untangled though it did leave it soft but the ends felt dry so I definitely think this is not a product for me. That is just my honest opinion let me know if you have had a better experience with this or if there is another conditioner from the Klorane Range you like as I would like to try a different one and see if it is better for me :)

Benefit They're Real Mascara
This is a mini version of the Benefit they're real Mascara that I got with my purchase of the Full Size product from the Benefit Website a while back. I absolutely LOVE This product. This Mascara does a great job of Lengthening & Separating my Lashes. I love the brush on this Mascara & how the end of the wand has a ball with rubber bristles that help coat every lash to make it look like you have a million lashes. Mascara is probably my FAVOURITE makeup item ever and I tend to layer my mascara's & use at least 2 at once. With the Benefit They're Real Mascara I feel like I don't need to do that & can pretty much wear this alone & every time that I have I've had someone complement me on my lashes and ask me if I was wearing Falsies.

The only issue I have with Mascara's is though they do not work the same on everyone. My natural Lashes are pretty dark and quite thick, they have a nice curl to them. This mascara helps define them and lengthen them while maintaining (and enhancing) my natural curl. depending on your natural lashes I can see this Mascara clumping a little which would be the only downside if you have slightly thinner lashes.

Have you tried any of these products before? Let me know what you think about this series & if I should keep going?


Friday, 12 April 2013

Priceline Haul + Makeup Beauty Bag



Currently Princeline are having their (I think its annual let me know if i'm wrong) Annual Makeup Beauty Bag Offer when you spend over $60 on Cosmetic & Cosmetic Accessories across participating brands you get a Free Goodie Bag with a value over $220. Every year I miss out on this fantastic offer as I never really know when it's on but now that I always checkout the Priceline catalogue when it comes out I know I wont miss out on these offers (I know I'm a dork).




The brands you can purchase from to qualify for this Beauty Bag are:

Models Prefer
Rimmel
Nude by Nature
Revlon Manicure
Savvy by DB
Australis
Kiss Nail Dress
Natio
Ecotools
Press & Go
Sally Hansen
Bourjois

The local Priceline I went to is a fairly small Priceline & a few of the things I wanted they did not have but that's ok because I had a huge list of things I needed to buy & they had some of the products I needed.

To qualify for the bag this is what I purchased



Revlon had a Deal for 2 Revlon Colour Stay products for $45 which for us Australians is a bargain.
I've been wanting to pick up a Revlon ColorStay Foundation (shade 220 natural beige) ever since I saw they had the new pump bottles out & I recently ran out of my Revlon ColorStay Pressed Powder (in light/medium) which I love & as they both cost $34.95 each I figured $45 for the two was a good price.

To make up the last $15 of my purchase I bought a Rimmel London 60 second nail polish in 800 Black Out ($6.36) this is one of my most used nail polish colour & I'm almost out of the one I have so I bought a back up & I also picked up a Rimmel London I Love Lasting Finish Nail Polish in 193 Black Cherries ($4.76) which is my FAVOURITE nail polish colour ever & I just recently saw it on Claire's Blog Sailor Klerr which was a kind reminder that I needed a new one :) and lastly I got a Rimmel London Soft Kohl Eyeliner in 071 Pure White ($6.80) which is one of my favourite white eyeliners.

All the Rimmel London products I believe were on sale for 15% off & my total bill came to $62.92.

Now on to the Goodies :)



All the products came in a large leopard print Tote which is not something that I would use but I gave it to my mom for when she goes to the markets she can put her shopping in :)



Press & Go pack of 24 Press-On Manicure Nails (Red)
Kiss Everlasting French False Nail Set
Manicure Cuticle Therapy


The nail press on's & false nails I have no interest in but my sister liked them so I've given them to here but the Cuticle Therapy is something I would love to try & I'm very happy that this was included in this gift bag.



Savvy by DB Make Up Remover Wipes with Vitamin E
Ecotools Bath Sponge

I always need makeup wipes so these will be handy & I love Ecotools & was actually  going to pick up one of these bath sponges so this is great now I don't need to buy one :)



Nude by Nature Undercover Airbrush Mineral Primer
Wake Me Up Instant Radiance Shimmer Touch in 004 Shimmering Sand
Australis Paparazzi Perfect High Definition Concealer in Medium/Dark

I'm excited about all three of these products & can't wait to try them. I was a bit worried that the shade Medium/Dark for a concealer would be wrong for me but It's a lot lighter than it seems so I'm going to give it a go.






Models Prefer Brow Highlighter
Revlon Color Burst Lip Butter in 085 Sugar Plum
Nation Lip Color in Flutter
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Midnight in NY
Bourjois Volume Glamour Max Black Mascara
There was also a voucher for $5 of a Revlon Photo Ready BB Cream which I believe is a new product.


As usual whenever there is Sally Hansen involved in a Freebie I seem to always already own the shade. I have Midnight in NY & I love it so I might save this bottle for my next giveaway. I like the look of the brow highlighter & I've never used the Models Prefer one before so this is a good item to have. I don't currently own any Lip Butters as they are so expensive in Australia but I'm glad I got this as now I remember why these are so good. I'm super excited to try the Mascara & I have given the Natio Lipstick to my Mum as it was a colour she liked.

So that is everything I picked up. If there are any items you want me to Swatch or Review please let me know.

 Have you picked up this special offer? The offer is valid from now until the 22nd of April 2013 or until stocks last.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

The 'This or That' Tag



I was Tagged to do this by the Lovely Meesha over at Strawberry Hearts Chocolate Darts.
I love being Tagged in things but Honestly find my self never having time to complete them so even though they take me a while I do like to eventually get them done :)


Makeup

Blush or Bronzer?
 I would have to go with Blush. I find that I don't use Bronzer as much as I feel it looks weird on my skin as I have Tan skin I haven't quite been able to find a shade that compliments my skin tone.

Lip Gloss or Lipstick? If you asked me this a year ago I probably would've said neither as I was never into lip products but now that I'm getting in to makeup I would pick Lipstick.

Eyeliner or Mascara? This is like the hardest thing for me to decided on because I use both of these products on a regular bases but I would have to say Mascara as It is the only makeup product I can't live without. I do have pretty long lashes & can get away without Mascara but I love how it makes my lashes even better and I feel like you can wear Mascara without Eyeliner but the other way around just looks odd to me :).

Foundation or Concealer? Foundation. This is an easy one for me as I find my foundation is pretty heavy coverage without being to thick or cakey but it works well at concealing a lot of my 'flaws' so I don't always use a concealer with it.

Neutral or Colour Eyeshadow? Neutral. No doubt about it I am Neutral Eyeshadow OBSESSED

Pressed or Loose Eyeshadow? Pressed. I'm not very good at applying pigments or loose shadow so I do prefer pressed eyeshadow & powders for that matter. I'm horrible at applying loose powder foundations.

Brushes or Sponges? Brushes. I would say Brushes as they are so versatile and can be used with multiple items but for foundation I use a sponge (Like a Beauty Blender).

Nails



Opi or China Glaze?
I think both brands are great but I would say China Glaze as I own more of them & they are more affordable as OPI nail polish retail for around $20 each in Australia.
Long or Short? Short (or more like medium length). I do cut my nails often & find I can't let them grow past a certain point as they bother me.

Acrylic or Natural? Natural. I think the last time I had false nails was for a friends wedding back in 2010. I was never fond of them & haven't had any since.

Brights or Darks? I don't have a preference for nail polishes I pretty much like all colours for all times of the year. I just wear whatever I feel like :)

Flower or No Flower? I'm terrible at nail art though I don't mind it. I probably stick to easy stuff like dots & using my nail guide stickers. I have never attempted floral printed nail as I doubt I'd be any good at it.

Body



Perfume or Body Splash? Perfume is a clear winner for me. I like to spray a little on & find the scent softly lingers all day. I hate anything that smells to over powering or that I have to drench myself in just to get a scent.

Lotion or Body Butter? For everyday use I would say Lotion though I do like Body Butters for my legs when I hop out of the shower so I'd probably go with a nice balance of both.

Body wash or Soap? Body Wash & Body Scrubs for the win. It only ever use soaps to wash my hands with.

Lush or other Bath Company? I am OBSESSED with Lush though I do use products from a Variety of brands but If I had to choose I would either say Lush or the Body Shop as my go to shops for stocking up my bathroom.

Fashion



Jeans or Sweat Pants? at home I would definitely answer Sweat Pants. I pretty much live in them when I'm not going out but to leave the house yes I definitely throw on a pair of jeans or shorts.

Long Sleeve or Short? Honestly I prefer both depending on the weather or my mood I have more than enough of both style tops to choose from

Dresses or Skirts? again both I love Dresses & Skirts depending on what I feel like wearing.

Stripes or Plaid?
Neither. I'm not really one for prints though I don't mind the occasional floral printed dress.

Flip Flops or Sandals? Sandals. I only ever wear Flip Flops to the beach.

Scarves or Hats? Neither.

Studs or Dangly Earrings? Studs. I have fairly long hair that I hardly ever tie up & any sort of earring that dangles gets caught in my hair! =S

Necklaces or Bracelets? I like both but I find myself always wearing Necklaces & every now & then I'll wear bracelets.

Heels or Flats? as pretty as heels can be unless I'm going to a sit down event I always wear Flats. Nothing worse than wanted to leave an Event early because your Feet hurt.

Cowboy Boots or Riding Boots? Neither.
Jacket or Hoodie? I'm a sucker for a good Hoodie :)

These next few Questions I Changed because I beleive they were Aimed at Americans so I just replaced them with Store found in Australia.

Cotton On or Valley Girl? (original question - Forever 21 or Charlotte Rousse?) Half of my Wardrobe is from Cotton On. I love how Affordable their clothes are & they can work for both Winter & Summer.

Forever New or Portmans? (original question - Abercrombie or Hollister?)
I love everything from Forever New from their clothes to their Handbags & Accessories though I do admit they are slightly over priced.

David Jones or Myer? (original question - Saks 5th Avenue or Nordstroms?) Myer is one of my Favourite Department Store. I feel that David Jones just doesn't have the same level of customer service I find every time I have ever shopped their I get a horrible sales assistant (that is just my personal opinion)

Hair




Curly or Straight? I have Naturally wavy hair but I often wear it Straight. I loved my GHD & can't function without it :)

Bun or Ponytail? I hardly ever tie up my hair but if I do it's in a Bun

Bobby Pins or Butterfly Clips? Neither.

Hair Spray or Gel? Neither. I pretty much never use hair spray or gel in my hair If I need to style my hair I use a heat protectant or a hair oil.

Long or Short? Long Hair. It has taken me awhile to grow my hair to the length it is now & I hate having to go in for hair cuts.
Light or Dark? Dark Hair. I have always had dark hair but now it is slightly more of a golden medium brown but I would never go light as I don't think it would suit my complexion.

Side Sweep Bangs or Full Bangs? Neither. I grew out my "bangs"or as we call it Fringe ages ago & have never gone back since.

Up or Down? Down. The only time I really put my hair up is when I got to bed or when I'm relaxing at home.


I Tag all of these Lovely Ladies & Anyone else who would Like to join in :)

Claire from Sailor Klerr
Mishelle from Mishelle's Sleepytime
Jasmine from Sweetaholic Beauty
Ashii from Beauty For Thought
Brooke from The Honours Student Life
Betzy from Betzy's Makeup