Monday, 27 February 2012

FOTN- Snob No More

I never considered myself a drugstore eyeshadow snob but i guess up until recently i have been. 
Confession: I would never bother to swatch drugstore eyeshadows whenever i would go check out whats new in the drugstore *eekss* Don't get me wrong, I love a whole crapload of products from the drugstore i.e lipsticks, gloss, foundations but somehow the eyeshadows never seem to interest me.

But obviously this has now changed. They're stepping up their game !!!  From Loreal to Australis and of course Wet N Wild, who i know for us Aussie ladies cant be found in the drugstore but is very much a drugstore brand from America which i love and somehow find a way to purchase  thank you eBay.

I can rave the whole day about them but for now all i shall say is.... smooth like buttah ;)

Face - Laura Mercier Mineral Powder Classic Beige, Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer Medium

Cheeks - Benefit Coralista, TheBalm Mary Lou-Manizer

Eyes - UDPP, Wet N Wild Comfor Zone Palette, Mac Haute and Naughty Mascara, Face of Australia LiquidLiner Brown

Lips - Bare Minerals Pretty Amazing Lipcolour Courage

Have you been a drugstore eyeshadow snob too? 

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

NOTD- American Apparel Port

I was in the mood for a vampy colour and pulled out a polish that i hadn't used since i purchased it. Yes i'm guilty about buying products and having them sit in my collection for some time before actually using them 
 * hides head in shame*
I have previously raved about the American Apparel range of nail polishes and this one doesn't disappoint either.  I love the contrast with my skintone, sometimes really dark shades just pop. It's even boyfriend approved ;) 

I have a feeling this is gonna be my go-to polish in the cooler months. 

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Holiday Haul: Part 5 Face Products

The final part of my mahoosive Malaysian/Singaporean haul. Ending with all the face products i picked up. Some are backups of my all time favs i.e powders, concealer etc. Some are new products that i've either heard about or just made me curious when i saw them in store.
I hope u enjoyed my haul post .I personally love watching./reading hauls. If you do want a review or have any questions on any products do let me know and i will get on to it :)

Shopping ban is in order me thinks!

The Face Shop Depuffing Eye Gel, Soap & Glory Hocus Pocus Instant Visual Flaw-Softening Lotion, Mac Strobe Cream, Stila One Step Correct, Origins Vitazing

Mac Select MoistureCover NC 42, Mac Prolongwear Concealer NC35, Revlon PhotoReady Concealer Medium

Mac Studio Careblend Powder, Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Medium Dark, BareMinerals  Warm Radiance

Dr Young 2P Blemish Base, The Face Shop Aqua Tinted BB Cream Natural Beige, The Face Shop Power Perfection BB Cream Natural Beige , Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua B40, Josie Maran Argan Matchmaker Serum Foundation

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Holiday Haul: Part 4 Eye Products

I finally got my hands on the Dolly Wink liner that's been raved about all over the beauty blogosphere. Once again Asian cosmetics brands blow me away with the packaging. So cute and girly, I admit i'm not a very girly girl but cant say no to a pink polka dotted eye liner rite ;) 
Picked up a couple of single Mac shades, unfortunately Vex broke on me *heartbroken* and a few palettes i had been eyeing for eons. Overall very happy with my haul. 

Urban Decay Primer Potion, Makeup Forever Aqua Cream 2, Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Shadow Pencil in Mercury, Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Koi, Stila Kajal Eye Liner in Topaz , Dolly Wink Liner

Top: Mac Pigment in Aurora, Stila Kitten, Mac Vex and Nylon
Bottom: Mac Patina, Shroom and Gorgeous Gold

Too Faced Natural Eye Palette, Majolica Majorca Jeweling Eyes Palette, Stila Endless Summer Eyeshadow Palette and  TheBalm Nude'tude Palette

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Valentines Day Glossybox

I have never tried any of the beauty sample boxes that are out there in Australia. I was always intrigued by them, but could never bring myself to sign up for one. There have been mixed reviews about them from my fellow beauty bloggers so when Amanda from Glossy Box Australia contacted me and asked if i was interested in this months Valentines special box, i was excited. I thought, perfect opportunity for me to suss them out:)

So the box arrived on a Friday and i was so eager to unbox it and check out the goodies that came with it. Now bear in mind i have yet to try out the products so this is a first impression based on just unboxing it.

Packaging, just gorgeous. The outer box has the company logo embossed in pink over a black background and when opened up all the goodies come in a cute pink box. Now pink and i go a long way back, so plus points there for me.

When opened, you get a pretty little card explaining about all the products inside which are wrapped around a bow. Everything was so pretty and cute and of course fit in perfectly with the Valentines theme.

So the products  i received this month were:
Carmex Moisture Plus Lip Balm
Proactiv Deep Cleansing Wash
Face of Australia Mineral Lip Shine in Beach House
Palmers Skin Therapy Oil with Rosehip
Star and Rose Floral Wonderland Emergency Nail Files

There was also some Love Heart Sweets with cute messages that ties in with the whole Valentines theme as well as two discount cards, one for a $20 discount on Proactiv products and another $15 offer on using the code GLOSSY15

So my thoughts:
For my first venture into the land of beauty sample boxes honestly i'm not vowed but neither am i dissapointed. I am excited about the Face of Australia lippy and the mini emergency nail files *uber cute* but thats about it.  I have to admit the Palmers Oil does intrigue me and i am keen to try it. I appreciate the discount coupons but i kinda want more products instead of coupons, after all that's the whole reason to a beauty sample box i would think. 

If your interested in these sample beauty boxes check out Glossybox for more information.

Did you get this months Glossy Box? What are your thoughts?

Disclaimer: Product was sent for consideration . This does not affect my thoughts and opinions on the product. I am and will always be 100% honest :)

Monday, 6 February 2012

Holiday Haul: Part 3 Lip Products

I finally got my hands on my first 2 YSL lippys. Trust me it's a great feeling to finally get my hands on these gorgeous lippys, well worth the money. They're absolutely gorgeous and so creamy. I think i may have started a new highly expensive addiction. Oh no!!
Unfortunately i accidentally threw away the outer packaging of the Rouge Volupte Perle and for the life of me cannot remember the colour *my bad
On with the haul now shall we:)

Mac Lipglass Pink Lemonade, Mac lipsticks in Costa Chic, See Shear, Syrup, Taupe, Shy Girl and Vegas Volt
Skin Food Vita Tok Lipsticks in PK03, OR03 and BR012, Etude House LUCIDarling lipstick 2 , Etude House Miss Tangerine Sweet Shower Lips 3 Miss Sunny Tangerine

Topshop Lipstick in All About Me and Lip Liner in Red

Korres Lip Butter, Stila Lipglaze in Kitten, Sephora Cream Lip Stain 04 Endless Purple and 05 Infinite Rose, Sephora Lip Attitude in Glamour

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Chance and Boy,YSL Rouge Volupte Perle, YSL Rouge Volupte 9 Pink Caress

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Holiday Haul: Part 2 Blushers & Highlighters

I can start this post by going on a rant about how us Aussies are totally ripped off when it comes to cosmetics but i shall not. I'm sure my fellow Aussie beauty lovers can vouch for that. Anyways, as Mac products are much more cheaper in Malaysia and Singapore, especially with the strong Aussie dollar, I managed to pick up a few new shades that i have always wanted.

I also decided to try out various Asian beauty brands as I've heard so much about them and have to admit, the packaging always sucks me in.

And of course, some high end beauty brands as they were a steal in duty free compared to what i would have to pay for them here. Boy was i happy to find the new Chanel blush from their spring collection in stock. It's simply stunning!

Mac Blushers Fleur Power, Style, Pink Swoon. Mac Cream Colour Base in Hush

Canmake Cream Blush 2,5 and 6. The Face Shop Blush OR202

Dior Shimmer Powder Amber Diamond, Chanel Blush Horizon de Chanel, Nars Taj Mahal and Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge Cabo Coral