Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Oil On My Face?!?!

I kid you not, that was my initial reaction when i started reading about using oil as a moisturizing agent. I wondered, who the hell would do that!!!
Now i do and i absolutely love the results.

So Rose Hip Oil has been getting the rounds in the beauty community as having various beneficial properties for the skin. I was always cautious about this  fad but also a small part of me was rather intrigued, So when i was given the opportunity to trial the Sukin Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil, i thought why not!

The Product
Now it is as what is says, an oil. I apply it every night , a few drops on the palm of my hands and spread gently onto my entire face including the neck. I find it does absorb pretty quick and there is no residual oilyness left on my sheets or pillow which i was a little vary about. In the mornings i cleanse my face as per normal and initially i have to be honest, i felt it did nothing. But i was persistent and after about a month only did i actually feel and see a difference to my skin.  Not only in texture but overall appearance was just to put it in simple words lovely ;) Smoother to the touch and an overall glowy look to the skin.

The Packaging
I do like how it comes with a dropper, could be the pharmacist in me but this just makes dispensing the amount of product easier. I generally use 2-4 drops for my entire face and whatever residue is left i just rub it into elbows, after all it is a moisturizer. Also i do find by having a dropper, i do not waste a lot of the product and trust me a little of this goes a long way.

I absolutely love it, all those images of clogged pores and greasy faces have been dispelled. I think i might just be addicted to putting oils on my face now, doesn't scare me anymore!!!

Have you tired any Rose Hip Oil products? Thoughts?

The Sukin skincare range can be found in most major pharmacies.

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

Friday, 15 June 2012

NOTD - Sinful Colors Cabana

Just a quick post today, I have several mid semester exams coming up and am extremely stressed! When will this end!!! I do find that when exams are around the corner, one way i tend to procrastinate besides watching a crap ton of beauty videos is to paint my nails every 2 days sometimes.

This was a shade i hadn't even used before, shame on me i know.

Pretty impressed with Sinful Colors, they are around $2.50 on Cherry Culture and i picked up a few shades when they had a 20% discount sometime ago. Gorgeous pinky berry shade, opaque in 2 coats and lasted the whole  2 days. I think for the price, they are  pretty amazing nail polishes.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Rekindling My Love for Moonbeam

I love highlighting. I'm pretty sure all you ladies out there do so to. It just brightens up not only my face but also my mood just by applying some highlighter to my cheekbones. During the day, i tend to not go the shimmery/glittery route but rather i prefer a more " I'm glowing and luminous" kinda look. 

Now i know i have talked about my recent love Mac Cream Colorbase in Hush quite a bit on my blog but recently while shopping my stash, I rekindled my love with Benefits Moon Beam which believe it or not was the first highlight I ever purchased. 

I remember the SA steering me to this as HighBeam was a teensy bit more pink for my liking and it was instant love.  It's definitely the most used highlight out of all the ones i own.
 Now liquid highlighters can be a little funny sometimes, how you ask? Well, as i apply it post foundation and blush routine i find  it tends to remove or rather slide some of my base makeup away. So the trick i found has been to pat it onto the skin which will gradually blend it evenly leaving a gorgeous sheen to the skin. 

Subtle yet gorgeous, what are your favourite highlighting products?

Saturday, 9 June 2012

BareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow Duos 2.0

I did some hauling recently!! This time i managed to stay away from blushers and lipsticks, surprise surprise. Hopefully I'm not heading into an eyeshadow craze!!! 

So BareMinerals have always been known as a lose mineral makeup company, basically everything they made, from eyeshadows, blush to face powders and foundations were all in loose form. That's great for those who enjoy them. Personally, i do like the occasional mineral powder and blush but when it comes to pigments, it's a hit or miss and most of the time a miss. Don't get me wrong, i have a couple of pigments from various brands but i generally tend to use them when i have a ton of time to play around with my makeup look, which recently hasn't been very often. So when BareMinerals launched their ready eyeshadow line, which is basically various palettes of pressed shadows, the beauty community was abuzz about it. It took me a while to check them out and I'm sure glad i did.

The Top Shelf and The Epiphany

First impressions, these shadows are super smooth and buttery to the touch. Pigmentation is fantastic and the shade selection is pretty awesome. I think they did a good job pairing a lot of the duos and quads. I purchased mine based on swatches i had seen on Temptalia and if your interested she has a very comprehensive review on all of the palettes they currently have out.

The Top Shelf: Mixologist and Cognac, The Epiphany: A-ha and Foreshadow

I'm guessing this is only the beginning for me, they also have blushers as well as their ever famous mineral veil in pressed form. I must resist!!!

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Another One Bites the Dust

I'm beginning to find mascaras are the easiest of the bunch to finish or rather get rid off.  But i was really sad to see my Mac Haute and Naughty go, as this might just be my Holy Grail mascara. I've had this for quite some time and absolutely love it.
Now Mac has not been very well known for their mascaras, but they do have a large range i believe.  The reason i picked this gem of a mascara up was due to a review done on Temptalias website  that piked my interest. I have to admit the wand rather intrigued me as i had initially thought it to be rather gimmicky, boy was i proven wrong.

Essentially it's one mascara wand with two openings, the larger opening picks up more product while the smaller opening is perfect for giving more definition to lashes as well as coating the bottom lashes. I personally tend to use the smaller opening for daytime wear and go the thicker end for a more dramatic look particularly for nights out.  I do believe Bourjois has a dupable version similar to this mascara which i might try as it probably is a fraction of the price when Priceline has a sale on them.

So here are my thoughts;
This really defines my lashes and just makes my eyes pop.  As I occasionally skip the whole eye shadow routine, all i tend to do is line my eyes and put this mascara on and voila my eyes looked amazing! if i say so myself;) 
It does not flake on me as some mascaras do leave residual bits under my eyes, not cute!
Overall, i can safely say this is one of the better if not the best mascara i have ever tried as it definitely ticks all the right boxes for me.

Have you tried Haute and Naughty?

Saturday, 2 June 2012

NOTD - Illamasqua Nomad

I can safely say this is by far the most expensive nail polish i own in my entire crazy obnoxious nail polish collection. I just had to have it after seeing numerous blogpost pop up within the beauty blogging community. I felt instant love for this particular shade.

How do i feel about a bottle of $26 nail polish. Well, awesome opacity and extremely vibrant colour but the downside, it chipped within a day. Not worth the money i would say, even with the 20% discount Illamasqua were having, its so not worth $26. Nevertheless a gorgeous colour which could really be dupable in any other cheaper brand i feel.

What are your thoughts?