Hauling Time!!!

Hello Lovelies,

Well it has been a little while, so I felt I was due for a little Lush/ Make up Haul! I think I mentioned that I changed my hair colour recently and what’s the point of having a new colour if you can’t use it as an excuse to buy new products to try? Exactly, no point! Also it was my birthday recently so I had a little extra moolah to burn.

So here is what I bought:

 

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Daddy – O Shampoo

RRP: $12.50/100g, $22.95/250g, $32.95/500g

Lush’s purple shampoo used to keep the brassiness out of Blonde or Grey hair. Using Violets and Lemons for shine. It smells a little heady and very sweet. It reminds me of lollies, but not in a bad way and I don’t find it too over powering. It is very purple and I am interested to see how it stands up to the salon purple shampoo I have. Or is my hairdresser can tell the difference….

 

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Blousey Shampoo

RRP:$25.95/240g.

I will admit that the first few times I tried this I didn’t like it. I mean I liked the smell. It smells amazing, but it didn’t win me over. I decided to give it another go since my hair is a little more fragile at the moment and so far I am actually really liking the results. It is made from bananas and is quite thick in consistency, but I find I don’t need to use much.

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Turkish Delight Shower Smoothie

RRP:$32.95/200g

Happy Birthday to Me! Yes this was a birthday present to myself as I have been wanting to purchase it for awhile. Beautiful Rose scent!!!

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King of Skin  

RRP: $12.95/95g

Another one of Lush’s products I have been wanting to try for a little while. Since spring is now here, it’s a good time to get my skin into  top shape for summer! King of Skin is a solid Body Butter that you apply to wet skin.

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 Catastrophe Cosmetic Fresh Face Mask

RRP: $16.95/75g

Love Love Love this!! My face has been feeling a bit yuck so I picked this up to fix it. Works a treat. If you haven’t tried this, run don’t walk to your nearest Lush store!!

 

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SAMPLE : H’Suan Wen Hua Hair Treatment

RRP: $19.95/225g

Another product I have been wanting to try. I just used this today and I can honestly say that it feels AMAZING. I can’t say the scent is my favourite ever, but since you put this in first then shampoo your hair it doesn’t really matter. Come payday I will definitely be adding this to more hair care routine. Leaves the hair so lovely and soft. I wish I had longer hair just so I could enjoy the results more.

 

I also went  to Mecca Maxima to pick up some new products.

 

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Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream

RRP: $52

I am in need of a new BB/CC Cream and this was the one recommend to me by the girl at Mecca Maxima. I find it hard to match my skin tone as I am pale, but not pasty. I also can’t be bothered to mix foundations etc. This is a good match and looks dewy on the skin. I’ll see how I go and whether I will repurchase. So far so good though.

 

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NARS Larder than Life long-wear eyeliner in VIVA APPIA.

My first NARS purchase! Which I am a bit exited about. I haven’t had the chance to wear it yet, it is a nice bronzy rose gold colour. A little fancy for work. A nice colour all the same. Not too out there, but a bit more interesting than just brown or black.

 

That’s all from me today! Let me know if you have tried any of these product’s and what you thought or if there are any in particular you would like me to review. Have an amazing day!!

 

 

 

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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!

 

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Soap & Glory and a Few Origins Samples!!

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Hello Lovelies,

So I really couldn’t resist going back to Mecca Cosmetica and getting a few more samples before my last training day. I was tempted to buy a few things, but unfortunately (or fortunately for my husband maybe) it’s not pay day yet so I couldn’t go too crazy.

I did want to try some Soap & Glory products after hearing about them on some YouTube channels. Essie Button mention it in one of hers if I remember correctly. Anyway Soap & Glory are a UK company that make bath and skin care products. Essie mentions the Orangasm in her blog, but they didn’t have that one (plus I couldn’t remember which one she said until later anyway).  I didn’t realize that Mecca Cosmetica stock it so I was happy to find it.

I did end up buying the Sugar Crush Fresh & Foamy Body Wash ($14.99/500ml).

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I love the retro style packaging on the Soap & Glory products. It’s really fun and girly. You can’t help but be cheered up by it. The scent is really citrusy. Reminds me of, and this is probably for the Aussies, a Lime Splice Ice-cream. If “Fizz” was a smell, then that’s how I would describe this. It foams up ALOT which is a good thing. Obviously it has Lime oil in it as well as lemons, vanilla musk, kiwi fruit and coconut oil.

You can also use it as bubble bath. After the way it foamed up in the shower, I will definitely be trying it out in the bath! You can also layer up the scent if you like, by using it with the body butter.

The samples that I ended up buying were:

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Origins High Potency Nightamins Moisturizer : I heard about this on Goo Roo Beauty’s YouTube channel. I haven’t been using a particular night cream, but since winter is upon us, I felt I need to get something more moisturizing or something for my skin. So I am trying this one out. It is heavily fragranced, but it’s a lovely orange scent so I don’t mind too much.

Origins Ginzing Eye Cream: I don’t use eye cream either as they tend to be a bit heavy sometimes. I get little bumps under my eyes, you can’t see them but I can feel them. The girl at Mecca recommended this one for me to try. See how I go.

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Philosophy Hope in a Jar Night Cream: I forget where I saw this, but I just liked the look of it. The girl who served me said it was quite similar to the Origins, but it doesn’t have a fragrance. I will be interested to see how they compare.

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In the store they have a Sample of the Day so naturally I got that too. It was a sample of the Hourglass Veil Foundation in No 1/Ivory. I have never used Hourglass products before so I am interested in trying this. They are pretty small samples though.

As you can tell I love getting free samples (who doesn’t right), but I like the fact you can try these products out before you buy. They aren’t cheap and I don’t exactly have the cash to just throw away on it and I’m sure lots of you are in the same boat (if not, lucky you!). So it’s nice to know whether a product works for you or not before you commit to it.

From a shoppers point of view, being able to try the product before I buy it means that I am probably going to go back and buy it from that store – assuming the customer service is good as well. I also like it when the shop assistants offer the samples, just so I don’t feel like such a cheapskate 😛

Has anyone else tried any of these products? What did you think? Or can you recommend a good night/eye cream?

I will post a review of all of these products as soon as I have used them up. Hope you have free samples aplenty and an amazing day!

XX

 

 

 

 

GlamGlow Tingling Exfoliating Mud Mask

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Hello Lovelies,

I have been away training for work and while I was walking around on my lunch break I was super excited to find a Mecca Maxima Store nearby. I have never been into one of these stores before and I was really exited to find heaps of the US brands that I have heard so much about from other bloggers. Too Faced, Smashbox, Hourglass, GlamGlow to name just a few.

Oh yeah, I was in a happy place. Then the girls who were working (who were lovely) asked me if I wanted any samples. Umm….Hell Yes!! Hello Heaven.

So, I got a little sample of the GlamGlow Mud Mask that I have heard so many people raving about. I’m excited to see if lives up to expectations and if it’s worth the hefty price tag.

Well, that is my night set! Hope you are having an amazing day/night  🙂

Xx