Wednesday, July 22, 2015

L'OREAL | INFALLIBLE 24H - MATTE

As I write this post, this foundation is nestled in my lap like a much loved pet.  I purchased this tube of pure joy last week and have been wearing the foundation every day. It ticks all the boxes for a combination to oily skin type.

I tend to suffer from a very oily t-zone, and it only worsens with the stress of daily corporate life. I've always had an issue with my foundation wearing throughout the day. The L'Oreal Infallible 24H Matte lasts on the skin like nothing else. It trumps all my other foundations including Make Up Forever HD , L'Oreal True Match and Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24.  #FoundationGoals.



The consistency of the foundation is in between a gel and a liquid, it's extremely blend-able and easy to work with.It's definitely full coverage with a completely matte finish, not even a little satin. I blend it in with a Real Techniques buffing brush and because the tube has a small tip (oh the innuendos), it makes it easy to distribute evenly among the bristles.

I'm completely head over heels in love with this foundation, the only thing is in Australia the colour wave is not extensive, but I'm happy mixing colours for the quality.  Definitely one to try out, if you are like me have issues with foundation lasting on your combination/oily skin.

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Saturday, July 18, 2015

GERARD COSMETICS LIPGLOSSES | BUTTERCREAM, CORAL CRAZE AND CANDY KISS




It currently feels like the antractic in Melbourne and I know people from UK and Canada are laughing at me because an Australian winter is never really that cold. However, this weather has  caused me to hiberate and online shop. 

While browsing through the pages of Gerard Cosmetics' website, I decided I needed a little injection of summer by buying pastel and bright lip glosses, my kind of logic. A few months back, I  wrote a post all about my love for these gems and the love hasn't changed, it's only grown. 

Coral, Lipgloss, Youtube, Gerard Cosmetics.
Coral Craze - A true orange coral.    



This thing I've always adored about these lip glosses is they last an incredible amount of time on the lips.  While the formula gets some getting use to, as they are incredibly tacky, they're worth the momentary discomfort, because they end up melting into the lips and locking in for the rest of the day. At times, I'll be wearing this lip gloss over a lipstick and am constantly stocked when by lunch it's still on the lips and as an added bonus not feathering.
Gerard Cosmetics, Lipgloss, Butter Cream
Butter Cream - Midtone pink, perfect for every day.
They're also highly pigmented and exactly like what's shown through the packaging, which I love! There is nothing I dislike more than a beautifully pigmented lip gloss in the package, that ends up sheering out on the lips.  For me, these are very much a lipstick/lipgloss hybrid without being a liquid lipstick.
Coral Crazy, Shanxo, Youtube.
Candy Kiss - Beautiful neon/pastel peach created by Shannon Harris
The packaging is also extremely sturdy, so you don't have to worry about finding lipgloss all over your handbag. Overall, if you're looking for a highly pigmented gloss, I'd recommend giving Gerard Cosmetics a go. There's always a discount code floating around, so you can always snap them up when they are on sale. 



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Monday, June 22, 2015

ROSEHIP BODY OIL BY ESSANO

ROSEHIP BODY OIL BY ESSANO 
I've always been a bit apprehensive about using a body oil. The moment I hear oil, I think greasy, non absorbent and messy, which of course are the least favourite things about moisturising one's body. 

However, this little treasure deifies all the odds, while it is a pure oil, it absorbs so fast into the skin it must have some sort of magical powers. It must be the power of quality certified organic ingredients. 

Rosehip oil has always been my favourite, not only does it smell like a fresh bouquet of roses from the market, but there are significant benefits to using it.  It improves skin tone and firmness, minimises the appearance of lines and wrinkles, hydrates the skin, reduces the appearance of stretch marks, scars and promotes skin elasticity. While, I've only been using the product across the last week, which makes it hard to see improvements in skin tone etc, it has done wonders to those pesky dry patches of the skin including my elbows, knees and feet! The great thing about this oil is it can be used all over, from top to bottom!  

Overall,  this product has given my high end moisturisers a run for their money. Each morning, I'm reaching for this vs anything in my beauty cabinet.  That's a feat for someone who is very lazy at moisturising their skin. 


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Thursday, June 18, 2015

TOO FACED | THE LITTLE BLACK BOOK OF BRONZERS


I am ridiculously obsessed with bronzers, contouring and highlighting. The moment I heard about this release I squealed for joy. Prior to purchasing this beauty, I had never owned a Too Faced Bronzer, but I had been pining for them for months. Every time I saw them in store I'd eagerly sniff them,  weird I know, but can you blame me? They smell like chocolate. 


This delightfully compact book, which is the width of an A4 sheet of paper, houses the 8 most loved bronzers by Too Faced. The great thing about this book, is you can try out all 8 colours and figure out which is your favourite to purchase in full size. Each bronzer is 0.08 oz, for comparison's sake a Mac eyeshadow is traditionally 0.07 oz and a ColourPop eyeshadow is 0.07oz, it's definitely enough to try out multiple time to give you a taste of each shade. 

My favourites are hands down Milk Chocolate Soleil for a subtle contour, Snow Bunny to place on the cheek bones as a highlighter and Sun Bunny for that sun kissed look when dusted across the cheeks.

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Friday, May 29, 2015

COLOURPOP & KATHLEEN LIGHTS | WHERE THE LIGHT IS PALETTE


I was so excited to finally receive this little treat in the mail after I ordered it the day of release. I have been an avid fan of ColourPop , and knowing the beautifully vibrant Kathleen Lights was once again collaborating with them just gave me such joy! After all, Lumiere 'til this day my favourite lipstick from the ColourPop range. 

The palette has a perfect mix of shimmery and matte shadows, and is a beautifully curated for any lover of neutrals. All the colours are blend able, pigmented and long lasting. The perfect trifecta whenever we talk eyeshadows.  Let's just say, it was definitely love at first sight. 



KathleenLights (Peralized) - Let's start off with the eyeshadow named after the Queen herself. This eyeshadow is delightful to use and the one which I reach for on a daily basis. It's a beautiful golden coppery satin, which is a hat tilt to the everyone's much loved MAC eyeshadow Amber Lights. Amber Light was one of my very first eyeshadows in my collection and this colour is even better. It's more coppery vs. orange and looks great all over the lid on those lazy make up days.  This colour is hands down my favourite in the collection.


Blaze (Metallic) - This colour is gorgeous and very unique. It reminds me of ColourPop's Amira, but  darker. This shadow is a dark bronze, with multi dimensional glitters throughout which makes for a statement on the eyes. In certain lights it looks bronze and in other lights it looks more purple. It's buttery and blend-able, which is a nice surprise for a colour which is darker.

Cornelious (Matte) - I adore this colour! Just adore it! It's a mid-tone brown/caramel colour, which is perfect for defining the cease. I have used this colour every since I've received it. FLAWLESS.


Glow (Matte) - I have to be honest and highlight that this colour is not my favourite. It's a pure off-white matte eyeshadow which I personally have never been a fan of, because I find them too harsh. However, for those of you who love highlighting under the brow bone, this colour is perfect. The formula is also flawless and easy to blend!

For $20US dollars, this palette is a must buy for any beauty lover and I've said this before but ColourPop eyeshadows can rival any high end shadow any day. They are truly a beauty lovers dream.


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Saturday, May 23, 2015

OH MY GLOSS! | RIMMEL LONDON




When I saw these glosses at Priceline, I knew I had to pick them up! Not only was the name adorable, but the colours were perfect for every day wear. 

Recently, I've been wearing gloss on the centre of my lips on top of my lipsticks to give the illusion of fully and juicer lips. The formula of these lip glosses are beautiful, they give a magical sheen to the lips, don't dry your lips out and are long wearing. The gloss promises to stay on the lips for up to 6 hours, but mine lasted no longer than 2, but then again if you've seen me east lunch you'd understand why. 



The actual texture/formula of the gloss itself is very smooth, and doesn't feel sticky on the lips. They go on the lips very similar to YSL Gloss Volupte, but slightly thicker.  Be mindful when picking out the colours the lighter ones are less opaque then the darker colours. Overall, these are a great drugstore alternative to some of the higher end high performing lip gloss.

P.S On a final note, there is nothing I hate more than taking off the tape that stores place around the lipgloss to stop people from getting in. It's a terror to take off haha. My little Sunday rant.






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Friday, May 22, 2015

GIVE ME BROW | BENEFIT COSMETICS & ADORE BEAUTY MUA SEARCH


For someone who is obsessed with perfecting their brows every morning and is always late to work because I'm fussing over them, I'm surprised I haven't purchased this product sooner. 
This eyebrow gel is seriously no fuss, and cuts down the brow process like a boss. The product is a brush on fibre gel, which plumps up and volumizes your brows like a mascara would to your eyelashes.  I layer it over my Anastasia Brow Wiz, and it effortlessly fills in all those pesky gaps between the grow hair. The formula is certainly build-able, so you can swipe it over your brows for a light wash of colour, or build it up for those Cara Delevingne brows. 
The other great thing about this brow gel is the brush is miniature, which means it gets into every nook and cranny of your brows to make sure no  hair is missed. 

For those of you who can't get this delightful product at a Myer beauty counter, be sure to visit Adore Beauty! Plus, for your budding make up artists, Adore Beauty is actually running a competition to win a full Adore Beauty make up kit worth over $1000, an Adore Beauty gift voucher worth $1000 and a money can't buy one on one session with make up artist, Max May of Max Made. Just tickle me jealous for the lucky winner. While, I love beauty products, I'm certainly not a make up artist - so I wanted to share with my readers you might want to win this amazing prize! 

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