21 Sep 2014

My Current Night Time Skincare Routine



Today I come to you with my current night time skincare routine.

I'm the kind of lazy girl who has never really had a proper routine. I liked the last minute makeup wipe before bed and stayed away from night creams as I thought my skin was oily enough, until my skin went into meltdown and broke out into a crazy array of blackheads, cystic acne and blemishes.
Turns out I just needed some good exfoliators and moisturisers!

So if I have been out with a full face of makeup, I will come home and use The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Butter to remove all of that, wipe it off with a muslin cloth, then rinse. If it were a makeup free day (normally my work days) I will use the St Ives Blemish Control Green Tea Scrub. I will then follow through with the Nivea Visage Daily Essentials Refreshing Toner on a cotton round.

Around every 3 days I will use the GO-TO Exfoliating Swipeys. I am giving full credit to these new gems for helping improve my skins texture. Using a gentle Lactic acid, these little cotton rounds of goodness help clear pores, refine fine lines, remove dead skin cells and also moisturise with the added essential oils. My skin has never felt so soft and supple.

Next is the Trilogy Rosehip Oil. 3 drops onto the palm of my hand and I pat it across my face and decolletage. Following with the Trilogy Rosapene Night Cream.

I will then brush my fangs and finish with the Go-To Lips! Super Balm. Great for slapping on before bed time, the grapefruity smelling balm is super hydrating and great for keeping those kissers in good condition while you snooze.

And that folks is the way it goes down before bed!

If anyone can recommend a good eye cream, be sure to let me know in the comments. Maybe something that will try and attempt to dull the dark circles. I am struggling to find anything that ACTUALLY works.

Until next time...

Xx


12 Sep 2014

Body Shop Haul and Review



The Body Shop...

A well known brand around the world and definitely a brand that is all about spreading the love.
They are against animal testing, they support community fair trade, they feel very strongly about keeping our environment clean and green and are 100% committed to speaking out for people or animals without a voice. Numerous campaigns are kicking about helping raise money and well needed awareness.

What other reasons do you need to buy from such a kickass company?

Great products for one and the Body Shop never fails to deliver.

I made an online purchase a couple weeks ago to grab a few things that are being raved about in the blogging and YouTube communities.
I have used all of the products at least once so I thought I would do a bit of a review as well as a haul.

1. Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter
The first cleansing oil/butter I have used and I must say. I am converted! This stuff melts your makeup straight from your face!! I love the fact you just swipe some from the jar, rub straight onto your dry skin  and everything just comes right off. Far easier and less messy than gel/foam cleansers. (I'm one of those girls who gets water EVERYWHERE when I have to wash my face over the sink) It doesn't sting the eyes when I rubbed it in there to remove my mascara either. Also, NO OILY RESIDUE!! Perfect for combo/crazy skin like mine. Moisturises the dry patches and cleans up the oily bits. Win win!

2. Muslin Cleansing Cloth
The perfect duo. Once you have melted that butter into your face, rinse your cloth under warm water and wipe the grime away. The coarseness of the muslin gives a nice exfoliation without being too harsh.

3. All in One BB Cream (Shade 01)
I'd heard good things about this BB cream. It comes out of the tube white but once rubbed into the skin, it colour corrects to give you an all over even finish.
Having only used this once so far, I can't give too much of a comment on it. I'm not too sure whether there is enough coverage of redness for me yet, but I will have to use it a few more times to make more of a judgement. It feels great on the skin though, not oily. Sinks straight in, it didn't cause any blemishes to pop up like other BB creams have done in the past and didn't leave me looking orange.

4. Honey Bronzer (Shade 01)
A much loved bronzing powder raved about by Essie Button. I just had to give it a try. I can see the fuss. It's a really lovely bronzer that leaves behind just the right amount of colour. It's not orange, it's not too powdery and there's no crazy disco ball shimmer. Just a super easy to use everyday lovely bronzing powder.

I have to say I am super happy with everything I have purchased and now know The Body Shop have a lot more to offer than just moisturisers, shower goodies and lip balms.
Definitely have yourselves a look see and a tester if you are near a store, you won't be disappointed.

Any other makeup or skincare you can recommend from The Body Shop? Let me know in the comments.

Xx

9 Sep 2014

Top 5 Fitness Apps




Something a little different from me today but I thought this would be a blog post I would click onto to read about.

So I'm going to share with you my top pics for fitness apps!




My Fitness Pal. This one is a great app for tracking your daily calorie intake, recording your workouts and water intake! You can also sign up and share all of your bits and pieces with other people to keep you honest or to help you along your way for some encouragement. For any of you that own a FitBit, you can also sync your workout info to the app. 



Map My Run. This is my go to app to track my distance when I take my dog for a walk. You can add playlists into the app so you can have your favourite music pumping while you tread the pavement. I like how it gives you updates throughout the workout, letting you know once you've completed each km and how fast you are going.
You can then save your workouts once you are done and it will email you a weekly statement of how far you've walked and the calories you have burnt.



The 7 Minute Workout. This is my number one favourite at the moment. The 7 minute workout is a HIIT (high intensity interval training) workout. 30 seconds of 12 different workouts (star jumps, squats, push ups, planks etc) with 10 seconds of rest in between. You go as hard and fast as you can for the time you get for maximum results. You might sit there thinking 7 minutes is nowhere near enough of a workout. But believe me. You will be feeling it afterwards! I have been walking my dog for around 3-4kms beforehand then coming home and doing this workout. I am in a massive sweat afterwards. I'm loving it! I'm also super keen to pull off a proper push up! (this girl has no upper body strength)




Zombies, Run! 5k Training. Let me put it out there straight away. I'm no runner. Like really. I can't run. At all. But I really want to learn. 
This app is SO much fun!! I had downloaded the couch to 5k app a long while ago and they start off with 60 seconds of running and 90 seconds of walking. I couldn't complete it. (told you I was no runner)
For those of you out there that struggle big time with running but want somewhere to start. GET THIS APP! The first day starts with a 10 minute brisk walk then moves onto 60 seconds of walking and 15 seconds of slow running. It really does start off for the zero running experience newbie. I was able to complete the first workout without stopping and completing every run in the workout! Major win for me!! All the while you get a story coming through your headphones about a zombie apocalypse. Those walking dead lovers out there will really enjoy it. You also get your music playlist playing in between so you still get the motivation from the music as well.



Zombies, Run! The follow on to the 5k training. Now I haven't actually finished the training app as yet but I purchased the full running app for when I do! After you have finished the training to become a "runner" (in the zombie apocalypse world, a runner leaves the secure camp to go out and find food and supplies to survive) you are let loose in the real world to help collect critical supplies and you must avoid the zombie hoards! 

The description sets the scene amazingly. "You tie your shoes, put on your headphones, take your first steps outside. You've barely covered 100 yards when you hear them. They must be close. You can hear every guttural breath, every rattling groan - they're everywhere! Zombies. There's only one thing you can do: RUN! 


I hope you have enjoyed a bit of a different blog post from me today. As my blog name suggests, it's going to be an eclectic mash up (or clash) of bits and bobs that I feel passionate about and what I enjoy reading. 
Does anyone else use any of these apps? Any you would recommend?

Xx

6 Sep 2014

August Favourites




I'm not sure I'm ready for September... I can't handle how quickly this year is passing me by. I keep telling everyone I'm going to start celebrating Christmas every 2 years instead because they are coming around far too quickly now a days.

But, before October is knocking on my door I better get on with the August favourites.



First up. The Sunsilk Longer and Stronger Shampoo and Conditioner.
I'm a girl that likes to change up her shampoo and conditioner all the time. When one lot is done I'm on the hunt for something else to try out. This one smells SO GOOD! kind of fruity, leaves hair smelling amazing for days. I find it doesn't weigh down my hair, it gets rid of the frizz and leaves it feeling silky smooth.

Next is the St Ives Blemish Control Green Tea Facial Scrub.
With Salicylic acid to help keep those blemishes at bay and the green tea extract helping dull any redness, this scrub is a real beauty! With super fine sand like particles in it, it gives a great deep down clean feeling and also smells really good.

The Mario Badescu A.H.A Botanical Body Soap is Ah. May. Zing! I had never tried anything from the Mario Badescu range before but was reading a Women's Fitness magazine and seen an article for products that clear up various skin conditions. I have what they call "Keratosis Pilaris" Otherwise known as those annoying red bumpy bits on the tops of the arms...
This soap plus a loofa = a lot less redness. A lot of the bumps gone and much smoother skin! For those who aren't too sure what A.H.A stands for. They are Alpha Hydroxy Acids. They help exfoliate and cleanse the skin. Just remember when using skincare with A.H.A's extra sun care is important! Use that sunscreen yo!





Off to some makeups...

The Chi Chi Glamourous Eyeshadow Palette in NUDE. A Suggested dupe for the Urban Decay Naked Palette, I would say it is a pretty close interpretation for almost a quarter of the price. I really enjoy this palette. Most shadows are shimmer with a few matte shades thrown in for good measure. The picture speaks for itself really.

Bonne Bell Therapy Lip Treatment. My holy grail lip gloss. I will forever and always re purchase this. It's a nice gel like consistency. Not sticky. It's SPF 30+ BONUS! Just an all round great lip product. When some girls are all about Blistex pots. I had these. Also super nice to put over the top of your lippies!

Face Of Australia HD High Definition Brow Kit. Nothing but love for this kit. I normally just use the darker powder but if I'm feeling extra fancy I will use the wax over top for extra staying power.

AAAAND lastly the Rimmel Wonder'Full Mascara with Argan Oil. A late entry into the mix but I already know it's going to get a lot more use from me. I'm not going to say a whole lot about it as I have already written a blog post on it. Check that out here.

And that ladies (and maybe some gentlemen) is the conclusion of tonights post! Hope you all enjoyed. Feel free to leave me a comment! Say hello :)

Xx 

31 Aug 2014

Rimmel Wonder'Full Mascara Review



A quick review on the brand spanking new mascara from Rimmel! The Wonder'Full mascara with argan oil.

One word... LOVE!

P.S Did they know I am like a moth to flame with anything resembling copper coloring...
I really like the packaging. Quite different from anything else in the Rimmel ranges.



Now, I've never been a fan of mascara wands with the plastic bristles. I have never had much luck with them. I found they always used to leave too much product behind on my lashes and made them clump up. Until now!

This mascara is SO nice! Doesn't clump. Separates the lashes. Adds volume, curls AND defines!
Everything you could ask for in a mascara.
The wand is quite flexible which helps getting right into the base of the lashes. I found they didn't feel as "crunchy" as other mascaras make your lashes feel after they dry. I'm hoping with regular use the Argan oil will keep my lashes lovely and conditioned.


Lol at my lazy eye!


Right hand side of the pic is one coat of the mascara. I think its just gorgeous! It really does lift, separate, curl and define.

Now my natural lashes have been tinted and a curling treatment applied, but you can still see how much it has curled and lifted them again.

I am really impressed.


It also comes off easily when you want to remove it. I didn't find it transferred a lot (no more than any other mascara that isn't waterproof) I did get a bit of smudge after a workout but that's expected when you're sweating profusely.

Overall I would definitely recommend giving this one a try if you're in the market for a new mascara.
Priceline is currently selling it for the introductory price of $13.95. Full price is $17.95
Also at the moment, they have a promo going. If you spend over $20 you get a free gift.
Easy done to grab a sneaky nail polish to go along with your brand new mascara to get free things! Maybe one of the new colors from the Rita Ora range!
(I may or may not have purchased some "necessary" bits to receive said free gift)
Pretty happy all round!

Has anyone else got their hands on this mascara yet? or shopped the new Rita Ora range?
Leave me some suggestions. I'm yet to try any of them out. 

Xx



25 Aug 2014

My Top Fragrance List || Priceline's 40% Off Fragrance Sale



Priceline!! You're still on the massive sale bandwagon. This time it's 40% off all fragrance! For 2 days only. Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th August. I'm super excited about this one as I am quite possibly the worlds biggest perfume hoarder...

So, I'm going to share with you my top picks that already live with me and that I would definitely repurchase, plus a couple of extras that I don't yet own but would like to sniff out and maybe take home.





And here are the few I am going to suss out tomorrow and have a smell of to see if I can find myself a new fun scent for the warmer weather that is on its way.


So I hope I have given you a little bit of insight into what is out there in the fragrance world and to help you out if you are in the market for something new. Maybe there is a new signature scent for you in this mix.

Let me know if you already own any of the above or if you have any scents you think I should check out!

Xx

22 Aug 2014

Top 5 Drugstore Foundations





As the name suggests I have for you today my top 5 drugstore foundations.

Now this is a little bit of a top 4 plus maybe number 6 on my list.

I'm missing the Revlon Colorstay foundation for oily/combination skin. A definite top 5 contender but I am all out at the moment and as you can see, have a few others to use up before I re-purchase.

So my number 1 fave at the moment would definitely be the Maybelline SuperStay 24HR Foundation.
My shade is Classic Ivory.
I would say a medium coverage but buildable to a full. Really creamy, easy to blend. Covers 90% of blemishes and pigmentation on my skin. I still need concealer and powder to cover the dark circles under my eyes, but I am yet to find anything that is a full blown miracle worker on those.

P.S! This foundation is currently 1/2 price at PRICELINE Right NOWS!! Normally $21.95AUD you can pick it up for $10.97AUD! Hurry though, sale ends Monday August 25th.

Second would be the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation in the shade 100 Ivory. I love this one for the day time. It has teensy tiny little shimmery bits in it, which, when you look in the bottle you think. "Oh man, I'm going to look like I've had a fight with the illuminator" But really, they are hardly visible... Trust me, you will not look like Edward Cullen when your skin hits the sunlight...

It gives fairly decent coverage, but not too heavy. Smells pleasant enough. Contains SPF 15. Bonus! Just remember if you're going out for a night on the town, it may be wise to choose another foundation if you don't want to look like Casper the ghost in your flash photography.

Oh, also! Priceline has 25% off ALL Rimmel at the mo', so grab this baby for $14.96AUD instead of the regular $19.95AUD.

NEXT!

3rd place goes to the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation. Shade No53 Light Beige. I would call this a "Your Skin But Better" foundation. Smells really lovely (clearly bad at describing scents) but lovely is as good as you're going to get from me.
Again, a light to medium coverage, but definitely buildable. It claims to "leave you looking flawless for 16 hours". Not going to lie, not sure if I've ever had makeup on for that long before. No SPF in this one so a sunscreen underneath is a must. (unless you're a night owl)

Number 4 is another Maybelline must have, the Fit Me Shine-Free Foundation Stick. I have the shade 220.
I really enjoy this foundation, the fact i can just smear it over my face and blend in with my fingers or my Sigma F80 Flat Kabuki.
Feels quite oily when you first put it on but when you blend it out it dries to a powder/matt finish.

The one thing I love about the Maybelline Fit Me range is that once you find out what number you are closest to, you then just have to find the matching numbers in the concealer and powder and you have the perfect set! This also comes in a liquid foundation, but I'm yet to try.

Again, pick it up half price at Priceline until Monday peeps!

Which leaves me at the lucky last...  The Max Factor Pan Stik.
This baby is the super heavy duty bad boy you need for MAXIMUM coverage. I'm talking, goodbye freckles, goodbye redness. It really does cover a lot!

Being for normal/dry skin, I find this needs a powder to set my T-zone. Max factor do say it will leave you with a dewy finish but because I am a bit of an oily girl, I always go for a matt finish. Definitely needs a good buffing into the skin so you don't end up looking like you've got a face mask on but if you're looking for a really good cover up, this is a gem! Also smells like baby powder! Lovely!

Well, I hope you have found this a little bit useful and have maybe found another foundation you like the look of trying out.

Be sure to let me know if you have tried any of the above and also drop me a line and let me know of any others you think I should know about!

Xx






21 Sep 2014

My Current Night Time Skincare Routine



Today I come to you with my current night time skincare routine.

I'm the kind of lazy girl who has never really had a proper routine. I liked the last minute makeup wipe before bed and stayed away from night creams as I thought my skin was oily enough, until my skin went into meltdown and broke out into a crazy array of blackheads, cystic acne and blemishes.
Turns out I just needed some good exfoliators and moisturisers!

So if I have been out with a full face of makeup, I will come home and use The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Butter to remove all of that, wipe it off with a muslin cloth, then rinse. If it were a makeup free day (normally my work days) I will use the St Ives Blemish Control Green Tea Scrub. I will then follow through with the Nivea Visage Daily Essentials Refreshing Toner on a cotton round.

Around every 3 days I will use the GO-TO Exfoliating Swipeys. I am giving full credit to these new gems for helping improve my skins texture. Using a gentle Lactic acid, these little cotton rounds of goodness help clear pores, refine fine lines, remove dead skin cells and also moisturise with the added essential oils. My skin has never felt so soft and supple.

Next is the Trilogy Rosehip Oil. 3 drops onto the palm of my hand and I pat it across my face and decolletage. Following with the Trilogy Rosapene Night Cream.

I will then brush my fangs and finish with the Go-To Lips! Super Balm. Great for slapping on before bed time, the grapefruity smelling balm is super hydrating and great for keeping those kissers in good condition while you snooze.

And that folks is the way it goes down before bed!

If anyone can recommend a good eye cream, be sure to let me know in the comments. Maybe something that will try and attempt to dull the dark circles. I am struggling to find anything that ACTUALLY works.

Until next time...

Xx


12 Sep 2014

Body Shop Haul and Review



The Body Shop...

A well known brand around the world and definitely a brand that is all about spreading the love.
They are against animal testing, they support community fair trade, they feel very strongly about keeping our environment clean and green and are 100% committed to speaking out for people or animals without a voice. Numerous campaigns are kicking about helping raise money and well needed awareness.

What other reasons do you need to buy from such a kickass company?

Great products for one and the Body Shop never fails to deliver.

I made an online purchase a couple weeks ago to grab a few things that are being raved about in the blogging and YouTube communities.
I have used all of the products at least once so I thought I would do a bit of a review as well as a haul.

1. Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter
The first cleansing oil/butter I have used and I must say. I am converted! This stuff melts your makeup straight from your face!! I love the fact you just swipe some from the jar, rub straight onto your dry skin  and everything just comes right off. Far easier and less messy than gel/foam cleansers. (I'm one of those girls who gets water EVERYWHERE when I have to wash my face over the sink) It doesn't sting the eyes when I rubbed it in there to remove my mascara either. Also, NO OILY RESIDUE!! Perfect for combo/crazy skin like mine. Moisturises the dry patches and cleans up the oily bits. Win win!

2. Muslin Cleansing Cloth
The perfect duo. Once you have melted that butter into your face, rinse your cloth under warm water and wipe the grime away. The coarseness of the muslin gives a nice exfoliation without being too harsh.

3. All in One BB Cream (Shade 01)
I'd heard good things about this BB cream. It comes out of the tube white but once rubbed into the skin, it colour corrects to give you an all over even finish.
Having only used this once so far, I can't give too much of a comment on it. I'm not too sure whether there is enough coverage of redness for me yet, but I will have to use it a few more times to make more of a judgement. It feels great on the skin though, not oily. Sinks straight in, it didn't cause any blemishes to pop up like other BB creams have done in the past and didn't leave me looking orange.

4. Honey Bronzer (Shade 01)
A much loved bronzing powder raved about by Essie Button. I just had to give it a try. I can see the fuss. It's a really lovely bronzer that leaves behind just the right amount of colour. It's not orange, it's not too powdery and there's no crazy disco ball shimmer. Just a super easy to use everyday lovely bronzing powder.

I have to say I am super happy with everything I have purchased and now know The Body Shop have a lot more to offer than just moisturisers, shower goodies and lip balms.
Definitely have yourselves a look see and a tester if you are near a store, you won't be disappointed.

Any other makeup or skincare you can recommend from The Body Shop? Let me know in the comments.

Xx

9 Sep 2014

Top 5 Fitness Apps




Something a little different from me today but I thought this would be a blog post I would click onto to read about.

So I'm going to share with you my top pics for fitness apps!




My Fitness Pal. This one is a great app for tracking your daily calorie intake, recording your workouts and water intake! You can also sign up and share all of your bits and pieces with other people to keep you honest or to help you along your way for some encouragement. For any of you that own a FitBit, you can also sync your workout info to the app. 



Map My Run. This is my go to app to track my distance when I take my dog for a walk. You can add playlists into the app so you can have your favourite music pumping while you tread the pavement. I like how it gives you updates throughout the workout, letting you know once you've completed each km and how fast you are going.
You can then save your workouts once you are done and it will email you a weekly statement of how far you've walked and the calories you have burnt.



The 7 Minute Workout. This is my number one favourite at the moment. The 7 minute workout is a HIIT (high intensity interval training) workout. 30 seconds of 12 different workouts (star jumps, squats, push ups, planks etc) with 10 seconds of rest in between. You go as hard and fast as you can for the time you get for maximum results. You might sit there thinking 7 minutes is nowhere near enough of a workout. But believe me. You will be feeling it afterwards! I have been walking my dog for around 3-4kms beforehand then coming home and doing this workout. I am in a massive sweat afterwards. I'm loving it! I'm also super keen to pull off a proper push up! (this girl has no upper body strength)




Zombies, Run! 5k Training. Let me put it out there straight away. I'm no runner. Like really. I can't run. At all. But I really want to learn. 
This app is SO much fun!! I had downloaded the couch to 5k app a long while ago and they start off with 60 seconds of running and 90 seconds of walking. I couldn't complete it. (told you I was no runner)
For those of you out there that struggle big time with running but want somewhere to start. GET THIS APP! The first day starts with a 10 minute brisk walk then moves onto 60 seconds of walking and 15 seconds of slow running. It really does start off for the zero running experience newbie. I was able to complete the first workout without stopping and completing every run in the workout! Major win for me!! All the while you get a story coming through your headphones about a zombie apocalypse. Those walking dead lovers out there will really enjoy it. You also get your music playlist playing in between so you still get the motivation from the music as well.



Zombies, Run! The follow on to the 5k training. Now I haven't actually finished the training app as yet but I purchased the full running app for when I do! After you have finished the training to become a "runner" (in the zombie apocalypse world, a runner leaves the secure camp to go out and find food and supplies to survive) you are let loose in the real world to help collect critical supplies and you must avoid the zombie hoards! 

The description sets the scene amazingly. "You tie your shoes, put on your headphones, take your first steps outside. You've barely covered 100 yards when you hear them. They must be close. You can hear every guttural breath, every rattling groan - they're everywhere! Zombies. There's only one thing you can do: RUN! 


I hope you have enjoyed a bit of a different blog post from me today. As my blog name suggests, it's going to be an eclectic mash up (or clash) of bits and bobs that I feel passionate about and what I enjoy reading. 
Does anyone else use any of these apps? Any you would recommend?

Xx

6 Sep 2014

August Favourites




I'm not sure I'm ready for September... I can't handle how quickly this year is passing me by. I keep telling everyone I'm going to start celebrating Christmas every 2 years instead because they are coming around far too quickly now a days.

But, before October is knocking on my door I better get on with the August favourites.



First up. The Sunsilk Longer and Stronger Shampoo and Conditioner.
I'm a girl that likes to change up her shampoo and conditioner all the time. When one lot is done I'm on the hunt for something else to try out. This one smells SO GOOD! kind of fruity, leaves hair smelling amazing for days. I find it doesn't weigh down my hair, it gets rid of the frizz and leaves it feeling silky smooth.

Next is the St Ives Blemish Control Green Tea Facial Scrub.
With Salicylic acid to help keep those blemishes at bay and the green tea extract helping dull any redness, this scrub is a real beauty! With super fine sand like particles in it, it gives a great deep down clean feeling and also smells really good.

The Mario Badescu A.H.A Botanical Body Soap is Ah. May. Zing! I had never tried anything from the Mario Badescu range before but was reading a Women's Fitness magazine and seen an article for products that clear up various skin conditions. I have what they call "Keratosis Pilaris" Otherwise known as those annoying red bumpy bits on the tops of the arms...
This soap plus a loofa = a lot less redness. A lot of the bumps gone and much smoother skin! For those who aren't too sure what A.H.A stands for. They are Alpha Hydroxy Acids. They help exfoliate and cleanse the skin. Just remember when using skincare with A.H.A's extra sun care is important! Use that sunscreen yo!





Off to some makeups...

The Chi Chi Glamourous Eyeshadow Palette in NUDE. A Suggested dupe for the Urban Decay Naked Palette, I would say it is a pretty close interpretation for almost a quarter of the price. I really enjoy this palette. Most shadows are shimmer with a few matte shades thrown in for good measure. The picture speaks for itself really.

Bonne Bell Therapy Lip Treatment. My holy grail lip gloss. I will forever and always re purchase this. It's a nice gel like consistency. Not sticky. It's SPF 30+ BONUS! Just an all round great lip product. When some girls are all about Blistex pots. I had these. Also super nice to put over the top of your lippies!

Face Of Australia HD High Definition Brow Kit. Nothing but love for this kit. I normally just use the darker powder but if I'm feeling extra fancy I will use the wax over top for extra staying power.

AAAAND lastly the Rimmel Wonder'Full Mascara with Argan Oil. A late entry into the mix but I already know it's going to get a lot more use from me. I'm not going to say a whole lot about it as I have already written a blog post on it. Check that out here.

And that ladies (and maybe some gentlemen) is the conclusion of tonights post! Hope you all enjoyed. Feel free to leave me a comment! Say hello :)

Xx 

31 Aug 2014

Rimmel Wonder'Full Mascara Review



A quick review on the brand spanking new mascara from Rimmel! The Wonder'Full mascara with argan oil.

One word... LOVE!

P.S Did they know I am like a moth to flame with anything resembling copper coloring...
I really like the packaging. Quite different from anything else in the Rimmel ranges.



Now, I've never been a fan of mascara wands with the plastic bristles. I have never had much luck with them. I found they always used to leave too much product behind on my lashes and made them clump up. Until now!

This mascara is SO nice! Doesn't clump. Separates the lashes. Adds volume, curls AND defines!
Everything you could ask for in a mascara.
The wand is quite flexible which helps getting right into the base of the lashes. I found they didn't feel as "crunchy" as other mascaras make your lashes feel after they dry. I'm hoping with regular use the Argan oil will keep my lashes lovely and conditioned.


Lol at my lazy eye!


Right hand side of the pic is one coat of the mascara. I think its just gorgeous! It really does lift, separate, curl and define.

Now my natural lashes have been tinted and a curling treatment applied, but you can still see how much it has curled and lifted them again.

I am really impressed.


It also comes off easily when you want to remove it. I didn't find it transferred a lot (no more than any other mascara that isn't waterproof) I did get a bit of smudge after a workout but that's expected when you're sweating profusely.

Overall I would definitely recommend giving this one a try if you're in the market for a new mascara.
Priceline is currently selling it for the introductory price of $13.95. Full price is $17.95
Also at the moment, they have a promo going. If you spend over $20 you get a free gift.
Easy done to grab a sneaky nail polish to go along with your brand new mascara to get free things! Maybe one of the new colors from the Rita Ora range!
(I may or may not have purchased some "necessary" bits to receive said free gift)
Pretty happy all round!

Has anyone else got their hands on this mascara yet? or shopped the new Rita Ora range?
Leave me some suggestions. I'm yet to try any of them out. 

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25 Aug 2014

My Top Fragrance List || Priceline's 40% Off Fragrance Sale



Priceline!! You're still on the massive sale bandwagon. This time it's 40% off all fragrance! For 2 days only. Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th August. I'm super excited about this one as I am quite possibly the worlds biggest perfume hoarder...

So, I'm going to share with you my top picks that already live with me and that I would definitely repurchase, plus a couple of extras that I don't yet own but would like to sniff out and maybe take home.





And here are the few I am going to suss out tomorrow and have a smell of to see if I can find myself a new fun scent for the warmer weather that is on its way.


So I hope I have given you a little bit of insight into what is out there in the fragrance world and to help you out if you are in the market for something new. Maybe there is a new signature scent for you in this mix.

Let me know if you already own any of the above or if you have any scents you think I should check out!

Xx

22 Aug 2014

Top 5 Drugstore Foundations





As the name suggests I have for you today my top 5 drugstore foundations.

Now this is a little bit of a top 4 plus maybe number 6 on my list.

I'm missing the Revlon Colorstay foundation for oily/combination skin. A definite top 5 contender but I am all out at the moment and as you can see, have a few others to use up before I re-purchase.

So my number 1 fave at the moment would definitely be the Maybelline SuperStay 24HR Foundation.
My shade is Classic Ivory.
I would say a medium coverage but buildable to a full. Really creamy, easy to blend. Covers 90% of blemishes and pigmentation on my skin. I still need concealer and powder to cover the dark circles under my eyes, but I am yet to find anything that is a full blown miracle worker on those.

P.S! This foundation is currently 1/2 price at PRICELINE Right NOWS!! Normally $21.95AUD you can pick it up for $10.97AUD! Hurry though, sale ends Monday August 25th.

Second would be the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation in the shade 100 Ivory. I love this one for the day time. It has teensy tiny little shimmery bits in it, which, when you look in the bottle you think. "Oh man, I'm going to look like I've had a fight with the illuminator" But really, they are hardly visible... Trust me, you will not look like Edward Cullen when your skin hits the sunlight...

It gives fairly decent coverage, but not too heavy. Smells pleasant enough. Contains SPF 15. Bonus! Just remember if you're going out for a night on the town, it may be wise to choose another foundation if you don't want to look like Casper the ghost in your flash photography.

Oh, also! Priceline has 25% off ALL Rimmel at the mo', so grab this baby for $14.96AUD instead of the regular $19.95AUD.

NEXT!

3rd place goes to the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation. Shade No53 Light Beige. I would call this a "Your Skin But Better" foundation. Smells really lovely (clearly bad at describing scents) but lovely is as good as you're going to get from me.
Again, a light to medium coverage, but definitely buildable. It claims to "leave you looking flawless for 16 hours". Not going to lie, not sure if I've ever had makeup on for that long before. No SPF in this one so a sunscreen underneath is a must. (unless you're a night owl)

Number 4 is another Maybelline must have, the Fit Me Shine-Free Foundation Stick. I have the shade 220.
I really enjoy this foundation, the fact i can just smear it over my face and blend in with my fingers or my Sigma F80 Flat Kabuki.
Feels quite oily when you first put it on but when you blend it out it dries to a powder/matt finish.

The one thing I love about the Maybelline Fit Me range is that once you find out what number you are closest to, you then just have to find the matching numbers in the concealer and powder and you have the perfect set! This also comes in a liquid foundation, but I'm yet to try.

Again, pick it up half price at Priceline until Monday peeps!

Which leaves me at the lucky last...  The Max Factor Pan Stik.
This baby is the super heavy duty bad boy you need for MAXIMUM coverage. I'm talking, goodbye freckles, goodbye redness. It really does cover a lot!

Being for normal/dry skin, I find this needs a powder to set my T-zone. Max factor do say it will leave you with a dewy finish but because I am a bit of an oily girl, I always go for a matt finish. Definitely needs a good buffing into the skin so you don't end up looking like you've got a face mask on but if you're looking for a really good cover up, this is a gem! Also smells like baby powder! Lovely!

Well, I hope you have found this a little bit useful and have maybe found another foundation you like the look of trying out.

Be sure to let me know if you have tried any of the above and also drop me a line and let me know of any others you think I should know about!

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