Saturday, 23 July 2011

Revlon Color Burst - Review and (less rambling, more pictures)

Revlon Colorburst lipsticks. What do I think?
Note* Choosing a lipstick right for you really comes down to personal preference. I have quite dry and sensitive lips  so what may be good for me may suck for you!

Lovely packaging

(L-R) 040 Soft Rose, 035 Blush, 070 Soft Nude, 020 Baby Pink

Soft Nude, Blush, Soft Rose, Baby Pink
Revlon Color stays have really left me wanting for more. I really have been enjoying the colorburst range because of:
1.Simple yet the packaging looks high end quality. (yes I am a packaging whore)
2. Highly intense pigmentation
3. Creamy Formula
4. Fragrance Free
5. Wide variety of shades suited for everyone.
6. Long wearing
7. Does not bleed.

Soft nude, Blush, Soft rose, Baby pink (One swatch)

wearing BLUSH :)

*all Purchased with my own $

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Maybelline FIT ME (out this week at priceline and participating stores)

Im really excited about this one lovelies:)
Maybelline FIT ME has had some wonderful and whack reviews on their entire range.
Basically this range introduces a foundation, concealer and face powder and blushes and bronzers that "FITS" your skin! 
Need a foundation that does not cake, fake and bake?
Im going to try FIT ME.

.Maybelline’s FIT me idea comes from finding your correct shade my carefully placing your wrist under the cardboard cut and seeing which particular shade FITS you most! 

Priceline has 20% off all make up and skin care tomorrow so take that opportunity to swatch some shades and see what FITS you! 

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Whats in my uni make up bag??

My uni bag contains products that I would just use for touch ups or IF I am running late I would use these "on the go" products for a quick glam do! 
On uni days I mainly look for a simple neutral look with glowing skin! A simple brown or black winged eye liner look and a dash of color on my cheeks and lips!

Products I have in my uni bag~

shu uemura Eye lash curler

ELF - Golden Bronzer - Golden
I love this handy compact because it contains all my essentials. ( bronzer, blush, highlight and contour)
If you know me, I like a little sparkle in my life so I actually like the shimmer contained in the colors.
This product is cheap (about $8) and is readily available online!

Lancome Dual Finish Powder - Matte Neautral 01
This powder is my favorite matte powder and does not dry me out. Its very fine in texture and it sets my make up very well and also is great for the mid day touch ups! It is a matte finish but does not make me look cakey!
Revlon Colour stay lipstick -Mauve
Simple every day colour 
Creamy, pigmented, long lasting!

Becca - Beach Tint - Watermelon
Great pigmented tint that can be used on lips and cheeks!
The gel formula is extremely blendable and long lasting ( Must have for uni/work)

Burts Bee Replenishing LIP BALM - Pomegranate
Hydrating, Full of antioxidants, natural and extremely long wearing

Juicy Coutour - Viva la Juice roll on perfume

Smelling delcious any where, any time ;)

Lucas PAW PAW - We all know what this looks like right? 

NARS - Turkish Delight Lip gloss
Feminine and pretty lips! Long wearing with a beautiful subtle sheen

Rhoto V anti redness eye drops 
(best EYE DROPS ever ** note the menthol cooling sensation is very odd feeling)
Cute little bottle :)

Soap and Glory - Hand food
(reviewd) - best and prettiest hand crea (inexpensive, soft hands and my bf steals this from me when he has the oppurtunity too!)
Napolean khol eye liner - Brown
Great creamy and long lasting liner which actually stays on my waterline!

Whats in your uni/work make up must haves? I would love to see a response post 



Monday, 18 July 2011

Blush Collection & My top Winter blushing blushers --

Hello friends:)
Winter washes out my skin so I am always on the look out for the perfect winter blush.
I prefer my blushes with silver or gold reflexes because I have dry skin and matte blushes can sometimes accentuate my flakey/dry patches. Blushes with gold or silver reflexes can also add definition to the face and give your face that subtle winter glow. 
Here are my blushes and my opinion on my favourite top 5:)

Hope you enjoy xx

My blush collection

can you guess what my top 5 Blushers are?

1) Nars - Deep Throat
Five star packaging and five stars for the colour pay off. A little of deep throat is good for you (Obviously I am talking about this blush...) The peachy pink colour contains very fine gold reflexes which when applied on my cheek bone gives me a "sculpted" affect which ultimately makes my face slimmer and pinched with a healthy glow.  

2) Nars - Angelika
This beautiful Cotton Candy pink with silver reflexes is a blue tone pink blush and is INTENSELY pigmented. Angelika is really quite angelic. A gentle sweep over the apples of your cheeks and you will look like you have just been outdoors and pinched by the cold. In my opinion, I think this shade is very flattering on girls with quite a pale complexion. The shimmer is un-noticeable, but as I mentioned it would add a 3D dimension to the face sculpting and creating contours.

3) Maybelline Mousse Blush - Rose Petal 25

A natural smooth application which gives my face a very "friendly" rosey glow. The pigmentation of this mousse blusher is not intense but it gives you a rather natural pink glow. There is gold shimmers which are visible but it does not leave the face sparkly. The staying power is not very high so I would suggest that you set it with a matte blusher with similar shade.

4) MAC - Pink Swoon (Sheertone)
This is my ONLY favorite matte pink blush because firstly, it reminds me of Angelika by NARS and its also very blend-able, build-able and pigmented. The barbie pink blush is fairly blue toned and in my opinion is suited for more yellow / olive skin tone rather then people who have pink undertones! This blush works fantastically in setting my Maybelline mousse blush in rose petal! It goes on quite sheer on the cheeks so its up to you on whether you want to leave your cheeks looking natural or build up for a more sculpted dramatic pink cheek ;)

5) MAC - DAME (from Hark The Heraldry Face kit)
DAME - is in my opinion a sugared plum pink shade so in a color I would say it is a Mauve shade. It contains gold reflexes which look so beautiful on the the contours of my cheek. I say that because I most prefer to use this shade on the hollows of my cheek rather then the apples of my cheek to slim and add definition to my face! DAME could also be worn on the apples of the cheek but I would use it with a very light hand. I find that it adds warmth to my face and looks great with a bold winged eye liner look.  This shade is very special compared to other blushers because it is fairly dark and hard to use but the colour pay off is beautiful and warm.

The darkest shade - DAME

Saturday, 16 July 2011

June/July Day time and Night time Skin care product reviews (quick and snappy reviews inc)

my skin type: dehydrated/sensitive

1) Mario Badescu - Enzyme Cleansing Gel

This Fruit enzyme based cleaning gel contains papaya and grapefruit extracts (AHA) to help exfoliate dead skin cells whilst regenerating new skin cells for smoother brighter and more radiant skin! The apple green colored gel cleanser does not foam up but I feel like it works really well in conjunction with my face massage to remove dirt, oils and excess make up. I love how this product leaves my skin feeling extremely fresh and hydrated. It does not leave my skin tight at all and it leaves a fresh subtle scent which is non bothering.

2) Mario Badescu - Aloe Vera Toner

The Aloe Vera has a simple task for my skin! It protects my skin against moisture loss whilst keeping the nasties out of the houseeee!! It also cleanses excess debris and cleanses my pores gradually making them appear smaller. There is no subtle scent and the ingredients are simple. ( Aloe leaf juice + aqua) It also helps reduces redness and any face inflammations in control especially with winter being so unpredictable. A put a bit on a soft cotton pad and just dab my face with it and wait until moisture is locked in. Some say Toners are not needed but I disagree, I think since I have been using this one my skin has been less dry and prone to dryness and sensitivity!

3) Dior Hydra-life skin Energizer Serum

A gel like serum which works fabulously in conjunction with my toner in helping my skin restore and capturing moisture when it  is needed. I love this serum because I can feel how plump and smooth  my face is after two pumps! I feel like because of this serum my foundation application is so easy and I do not have to worry about dry spots and rough spots etc!After almost 4 weeks of usage my skin has become plump, radiant and my skin is well nourishes. two pumps of this baby in the morning and night and your on your way to better skin:)
4) Shiseido White Lucent - Brightening eye treatment

HIGHLY recommended: HIGHLY hydrating, INSTANT brightening affect and LINE diffusing. The treatment is formulated in a thicker type of lotion which is easily absorbed into the skin and it contains light reflecting properties that instantly help boost any type of dark circles and fine lines whilst helping skin combat the issues.! The only thing I have to complain is that it dispenses way too much product. Half a pump is more then enough for the under eye area~ ( Prevention is better then Curing)

5) Shiseido Sun protection Eye cream SPF 32 PA++

A lightly YET powerful eye cream which helps with protecting my eyes against the sun! I have a few sunspots under eyes and that is due to my own ignorance about skin care ( regret regret regret ). Not much needed to be said but it is my MUST have. I like the squeeze tube :) Note: This is not a "treatment" this product is purely for protection purposes.

6) Nivea Daily Essentials - Rich Moisturising Day Cream

I honestly feel like this cream does high end quality wonders. Its hydrating, smells fabulous, long lasting and protects my skin from harmful free radicals AND inc. SPF 15 which is crucial crucial crucial for all young and mature ages women in the WHOLE of Australia! I purchased the tube which is targeted for dry and sensitive skin and I love this product! Contains Natural Almond Oil & Calendula Extract. ( Def will be repurchasing)

Ok you guys must be bored out of your titties minds so BREAK TIME! DING DING DING-
Question: What would you guys want from me for my first giveaway! I love giving things to people because it makes me so happy so see other people being happy.
Face masks, Skin care products?, Glass house Candles?, Nail polish? please please leave a response!
When I reach to about 50 Subs (still far away) Ill throw you guys a nice giveaway

Night Time
1) Make up Remover - Nivea Daily Essentials - Gentle Facial Cleansing Wipes

I do enjoy using these wipes as they do remove make up very well whilst also providing  my skin with the nourishment that it needs without irritating my eyes and lip area. The only thing I would complain about is that the towelettes are not moist enough. In fact they almost feel dry. On nights where I am out till late and the last thing I want to do is do my night skin care routine, I simply use these wipes and go to bed. I would wake up the next morning without feeling tight and irritated! 

2) Estee Lauder - Idealist Pore Minimising Skin Refinisher.

The first month of using this product, I swear it did wonders for my skin. My skin was smooth, radiant and most importantly my pores were shrinking shrinking shrinking but this month it did nothing for me but because this product is so expensive I am just going to finish it off because it is a waste. The silicon gel texture does feel quite amazing and smoothing but I feel like I have to use it for a month, stop for one month and then start again for the full affects to kick in. I cannot be bothered :(
3) Trilogy - Age Proof Replenishing Night cream

I have read some positive reviews on this night cream so why not try it myself. I was excited because it is natural and contains omega 3, 6 and 9, hyaluronic acid and olive oils and I thought this would be great because my skin needs to be pampered with goodness when I sleep. ok here we go.. I was dissapointed after the first week of using this because I feel like its SO drying for my skin. It did not replenish my skin and it also did not rejuvenate my skin. The texture of this cream is also extremely thick so you must warm up the cream between your fingers before you put it on ( which I did) and I felt like the cream was extremely hard to spread out evenly all over my face. The smell is very pleasant and smells like citrus. Im trying to use this cream up quicker so I also use it on my body as well as my Cetaphil moisturiser. -- After reading everyone elses reviews, I have a slight suspicion my one is a dud...=[

So here is my day and night skin care reviews

Hope y'all enjoyed reading this and stay OUT of the sun ;)

Next Review: Top 5 Blushes

The lazy bakers guide!

Sometimes shopping for ingredients for a specific recipe can be time consuming and sometimes very expensive! I was at David Jones and came across something quite exciting and yummy! I love cooking for my friends and family and seeing their smile is worth every effort BUT I am sometimes lazy.... 


Only costing 7.99 (price may vary depending n where you shop I guess) You can stock up and make wonderful little delights for everyone ! 

I think Gourmet foods just went up a notch with Donna Hay new cake mixes :)

Now everyone become master-chief!! hehe