A little Update…..

Hello Lovelies 🙂

First of all Thank You!! 100+ followers now! WOO HOO! I’m so excited and grateful! Thank you for reading, commenting, liking and following me! I really love this little community and networking/sharing with all of you. So again Thank you.

I know it has been a little while! I am in the process of moving house at the moment, so unfortunately have been busy packing, organizing and working (40hrs + this week!). Which has left me little time to blog!!

I will be getting back into the swing of things very soon ……because I have some great post and reviews lined up! I’m really excited to have the time to get back into it. Especially since it is now spring  and Christmas is on the way….. I will be having a good look at some Christmas ranges!!

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Hope you are having an  amazing weekend!

 

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Too Faced A’ La Mode Eye Shadow Collection Review

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Hello Lovelies,

My apologies for the lack of post lately. Work has been hectic and then I was sick for most of last week. Which was definitely not fun. I’m back now though and ready to give my review of these lovely eye shadows!

This is really my first purchase from Too Faced and I wasn’t sure what to expect. Especially since I have always bought eye shadows from drugstore brands like Maybelline and Revlon etc. I mean how different can they be? I’m still not sure if I can answer that question, but I do love this collection of eye shadows.

I think I mentioned in a previous post that I was tossing up between this one and the natural eye one they do. The A La Mode inspired by the French Riviera is a limited edition. The packaging is tin and nice and solid. I don’t feel super confident travelling with it, although it hasn’t come under on me yet. The magnets that hold the lid together just don’t feel as strong as they could be.

I really like the warmer tones and the pops of bright colour to choose from. The eye shadow is a lovely fine powder consistency and easy to blend. As you can see below, there are three “looks” however I find that the colours mix and match really beautifully. The collection comes with an instruction booklet (for those of you who are as clueless as I am!) which is helpful, although I find I don’t tend to use it.

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I tend to use the Classic and Day colours the most, with Riviera (which I generally use as a base), Cannes and Jardin being my favourites. I like to use La Croisette in the corners of my eyes just to brighten them a bit. I do like how you can build the colour so that you can have a softer look for day time or work. If I can’t be bothered with eyeliner Soleil or Cote d’ Azur are great for day or De La Me’ for a more dramatic/smoky eye look. You can  of course use the colours on their own as well.

I did try to get some swatches, but they are a bit hard to see on my pale skin! I will try and add some later.

I really love these colours and I have been having a lot of fun playing around with them. I also like that I can wear them day to day. They wear really well too. I have been using a primer underneath and I find that they will last the day this way. I tend to like gold, peachy and copper tones so this suits me perfectly.

I am really super happy with this purchase and cannot wait until I can afford another collection like this (still lusting after Urban Decay 3!!). I would definitely recommend Too Faced eye shadows and will definitely looking to add more to my make up collection.

Hope you are having an amazing day!!

 

 

 

Xx.

 

 

 

 

 

 

M.A.C Lipstick Review

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Hello Lovelies!!

As I said in my previous post, this is my first M.A.C Lipstick purchase. Can I just say now how impressed I am? Why did this take me so long? I’ve read the reviews and the raves and it seems any beauty blogger worth her salt has a least one MAC product.

So it took me awhile to actually pick a colour. I usually go for a “my lip colour but better” rose tone or a coral colour. But I was feeling daring and went pretty bold (for me). I have been wanting to try bold red lips and I think I just found my dream colour!

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M.A.C Matte Lipstick in “Ruby Woo’ (RRP:$36). Where have you been all my life? But seriously, this is a great red colour and I think would suit a lot of people. You can just wear a hint of colour or really build it to stand out. It has a nice cherry red to it and I really like the matte look. Makes it perfect for a dressed up/office day wear or heading out on the town.

It has really great staying power too. This is what really impressed me. The no marks on my wine glass test. Wearing it through the day I only really had to re-apply once. It did stand up to some food, although not deep fried Vietnamese, but it definitely lasted much longer and better than any other lippies I have owned.

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I know I look a bit serious! But that is how the colour looks. Loving it! The formula is nice too. Not drying in anyway.

Would I repurchase? Hell yes! In fact I will be looking to expand my M.A.C collection!

How about you guys? Do you have a favorite M.A.C Lipstick? Or something else you thing is better? I would love to hear from you!

 

Xx.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beauty Haul!! Lush, Too Face, MAC and Benefit

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Hello Lovelies 🙂

Well as you know I had a bit of a mini break and of course I need to get a few things! Well any excuse really! I’m actually quite excited because I finally got to purchase a few products that I have been lusting over.

First up Lush…

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You all know how much I love Lush. Or at least you should by now! I have run out of moisturiser instead of getting my beloved Vanishing Cream (RRP: $39.95), I decided to try something slightly heavier for winter. Imperialis (RRP: $33.95).

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I did have to restrain myself, but I like to get a bath bomb or two to try when I visit. Thanks to Dr Icecream and The Oxford Owl for pointing out that the Amandopondo Bubble Bar (RRP: $8.50) has the same scent as the Mother’s Day Rose Bubble Bar, which I loved, so I got that as well. I have been dying to try out a bath melt as well so I went with Ceridwen’s Cauldron (RRP:$9.95).

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Amandopondo Bubble Bar

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Ceridwen’s Cauldron Bath Melt

Next stop was Kit Cosmetics as I have been eyeing off one of the Too Faced Eye Shadow Collections for a little while.

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I bought the Too Faced A La Mode Eyes Collection. Which is inspired by the French Riviera. I was trying to choose between this and the Natural Eyes pallet that I heard Essie Button rave about. I went with this one in the end because it is a limited editon and I like the colours better. A little more pop, plus some nice gold tones.

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I also bought the Too Faced Shadow Insurance (RRP:$26.99) eye shadow primer. Which I believe is their best selling product. So I really wanted to see what the hype is about.

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Because I am a sucker for deals, I bought this nail file block so that I could get the Kit: Blender Sponge for free.

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I haven’t used one of these before but I have heard lots of blogger raving about the Real Techniques one. I thought I might as well try the Kit: Cosmetics version.

 

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From Benefit Cosmetics I got their Porefessional Pro Balm. Which I got as a sample when I bought the They’re Real Liner a little while back. I liked how it made my skin look smoother and felt softer. Plus I have only really used drugstore primers so it’s nice to try a more high end product.

 

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My first MAC Lipstick! Oh the excitement! After seeing all the reviews, colours when Bloggers have used one in LOTD posts, I now get to find out what all the fuss is about. I will actually post a proper review soon. I went for quite a bold colour choice for me. This is a MAC matte lipstick in Ruby Woo.

 

Ok, that is all for today. Have you tried any of these products? If so what did you think? Let me know in the comments below.

 

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Benefit Fake Up Review

 

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Hello Lovelies

I have wanted to purchase Benefits Fake Up Concealer (RRP:$35) ever since trying it at the Benefit Counter.  I really like how it brightens under the eyes and I was really impressed with the difference.

The packaging is really cute. Silver with pink detail and black writing. The good thing about this is that it is about the same size as a lipstick, so doesn’t take up a lot of room in my make up bag and a great travel product.

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Around the outside of the concealer there is a moisturizing balm that has apple seed and Vitamin E Extract. This formula around the outside means that it doesn’t dry out and gives you a nice dewy look. It can also be used on break outs as it doesn’t get flaky and I didn’t find it too oily either.

The formula is quite light and sinks in pretty quickly. I really like using it on it’s own when I am having a “no make up” day. It just makes the area around my eyes brighter and gets rid of any dark circles. It works well with make up as well. I will just say that I don’t have really bad dark circles, but if you do, this would be a great base for another product.

Benefit’s Fake Up Concealer is available in 3 shades: light, medium and deep. The staying power is pretty good and it’s nice and hydrating. It is so easy to apply. I just swipe it and then blend with my fingers.

This has become a complete staple product in my make up bag. I just love it. It meets all my criteria. Easy to use, travel friendly, last the work day (which can be long) and great results. If you don’t have this, I really think you need to try it. Big thumbs up!!

Hope you are having an amazing day 🙂

 

Xx.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Origins High Potency Night-A-Mins Cream Review.

Image from Mecca Cosmetica.

Image from Mecca Cosmetica.

 

Hello Lovelies 🙂

I heard a review of Origin’s High Potency Night-A-Mins on Goo Roo Beauty’s Youtube channel and it sounded pretty good. So I was a little bit excited when I found it in Mecca Cosmetica and I was able to take home a sample to try. Which is what I love about Mecca Cosmetica, because lets face it, who can afford to purchase every product we want to try! I know I can’t!! Yay for samples!

 

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Ok, So Origins High Potency Night-A-Mins (RRP $59) helps to repair damage done to the skin during the day and working it’s magic while you sleep to reveal brighter more youthful skin when you wake up in the morning.  This very Hydrating formula contains Vitamins A,E & C as well as B complex and heaps of other minerals.

My skin did feel really good when I woke up after using this product. It felt smooth and hydrated. I didn’t have any reactions, which sometimes happens as my skin is quite sensitive. Sometimes even a moisturizer that is too heavy doesn’t work for me. It does have a very strong orange smell, which is pleasant and if it was a day cream I would really like it. For me though, I don’t need a strong smelling product on my face when I go to bed. Especially something as invigorating as a citrus/orange scent. If it was a more relaxing fragrance, I’d probably feel differently about it.

Overall I think that this is a really good product and I don’t think you could go wrong with this or Philosophy’s Hope In a Jar, which I also reviewed. I think they are as good as each other, though I prefer Hope in a Jar, mostly due to the fact that it doesn’t have a particular fragrance. It would be good to have the full size just to see the results over a long time using the product, but I liked it and I did notice a difference in my skin after one use.

Image from Mecca Cosmetica

Image from Mecca Cosmetica

Origin’s Ginzing Refreshing Eye Cream (RRP $45)

Another little sample I got. I’m not big on eye creams, just because they are usually really quite rich and it seems to make my skin come up in little bumps around my eyes. Not fun. However this didn’t happen with the Origin’s Ginzing Refreshing Eye Cream so I was happy about that. I can’t say I loved the texture, I found it a bit thick and it didn’t sink in straight away. It was difficult to get just a little bit at a time, I felt that I was using more than I really needed. The sample pot itself might not have helped.

In the end, I just wasn’t wowed by it. It is a good product and it did help a little. I just wasn’t convinced enough or impressed enough to want to rush out and buy it. I think when you are looking at more high end products (and spending more money), you want that feeling.

 

I hope you are having a beauty filled day!

 

Xx.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BellaBox June

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Hello Lovelies 🙂

Another Bellabox! I did get mine pretty late this month, due to problems with BellaBox’s Shipping or something. I’m not too cranky, they did let me know. Was it worth the wait? Well due to the fact mine wasn’t in the first batch they sent out, I didn’t get a Kora product. I can’t say I am too bummed though, I’m pretty sure I have tried it before.

Anyhoo… here is what I did get:

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With this month’s Bella Box everyone got a copy of InStyle Magazine. Not complaining about this! I have a serious glossy mag problem/obsession and was looking to buy this any. So winning.

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Garnier BB Cream Original in Light RRP $13.95/50ml. (Full sized Sample)

For those of you who have read my previous posts you will know that I love this product. I’m actually starting to run out of it, so despite the fact that this is something I already have, I am pleased about getting it. It’s the exact one I like too!

This is one of my staple products and I always have it in my make up bag. I have been using it since it first came out. I think that this is definitely one of the best BB creams out there. Especially out of the drugstore brands. I haven’t tried a lot of high end BB creams yet. It matches my skin colour really well and is a great “no makeup” look product. It can be used on it’s own, under make up or with powder over the top. Love it.

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Herbal Essences Naked Shine Shampoo & Conditioner RRP:$6.99/300ml.

These are a nice travel sized sample at 40mls each. They smell pretty nice too. I have used and really liked Herbal Essences in the past, but have since found other products I really like. The Naked Shine products are silicone, paraban and dye free which is good. I have been moving towards more natural products and I am interested to try these.

 

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Designers Brands Nail Polish in Hot Pink RRP: $6.99/12ml (Full Size Sample)

This is a pretty fun colour. It is meant to be long lasting and chip free. I am yet to find a nail polish that can last through a day at work. I’ll be surprised if this does, but it is a nice colour, in a Barbie kind of way. Actually it is probably the nicest colour nail polish I have gotten so far from Bellabox.

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Designer Brands Twist & Go Instant Nail Polish Remover RRP: $4.99/45ml.          (Full Sized Sample)

Well if I don’t end up liking the new nail polish colour, at least I can remove it quickly! This is meant to remove your polish in one second. Hmm. Dip then twist it to remove the nail polish. I like the idea of this and hopefully it works as well as it claims to. It is a full sized sample which is nice.

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Innoxa Eye Brow Tint in Brown RRP $19.95 (Full Size Sample)

The universe seems to really want me to have eyebrow products. I have gotten a lot of them recently and I don’t actually do anything with my eyebrows usually. I know. I’m lazy. Apparently the make up goddesses think so too.

I am interested in this product. I have had my make up done at Benefit last week and when they used their “Gimme Brow” I actually liked how that looked. So I will be giving this a go and see how I like it.

 

Not a lot of products in this months, but a lot of full sized products. I’m pretty happy with it all. I think it’s a good one. I’ll let you know how I find it all!

 

 

Xx.