Lush Tea Tree Water | Review

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Hello beauties!
Lush is known for their creative and scented bath bombs, which was the reason why I kept coming back. But ever since I became more interested in cosmetics and skin care, I've been steering towards their amazing range of makeup/skincare products. From YouTube to the blogging world, I've heard amazing things about the Lush Tea Tree Water which is basically a toner but also contains ingredients that can help tackle blemishes. There are two sizes, 100g for $9.95 and 250g for $19.95. I purchased the 100g bottle to test it out to see how I liked it before I proceeded to buy the bigger bottle and I can honestly say that I really do love this product.

"Comes to the aid of skin that has emergencies. Tea tree is a wonder antibacterial, antiseptic and antimicrobial ingredient for anyone with oily or spot prone skin".

NYX Powder Blush in 'Peach' and 'Pinched' | Swatch

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Hey there lovelies, welcome back to my page! I've been hearing from all different bloggers that NYX would be arriving in Australia soon and guess what? It has! I went to my local Target in Highpoint Shopping Centre and the lady there was still stocking the shelf and I knew I needed to get my hands on something straight away. I have never tried any face products from NYX before so I'm really happy that it's available in Australia since it's easier to access and I don't have to pay for shipping.

These blushes retail in Target for $9.95 which is a little more pricey than usual but I was willing to pay for it because I just wanted to try out something straight away! Both blushes have 4g of product which is pretty decent for a blush, seeing as you only need very little product when applying it to the cheeks. I picked up the shades 'Peach' which is a rosy pinkish pink with a matte finish and 'Pinched' which is a pinky shade with gold shimmer; kind of like a rose gold. Peach doesn't look like a peachy shade at all, but has more of a pink tone to it which is still very pretty. 

The packaging is made from plastic like most drugstore packaging and has a large window which is awesome because you can see the actual shade on the inside. The blush is very compact and smaller than a MAC blush which means that it's good for travel. 

As you can see from the swatches down the bottom, Peach is a very pinkish blush and Pinched is a very pinky blush with gold shimmer. When swatched and sheered out, they look quite similar in colour but Peach looks a little deeper. I haven't used these blushes yet but I'm so excited to try them out! 

Comment down below and tell me what you think of the NYX blushes and what else you would recommend from the brand!

(In all the photos) Left: Peach and Right: Pinched

Australis 'Tint My Brow' Brow Tint | Review

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Good morning/afternoon/night my lovely readers, welcome back to my blog! I will be reviewing the new Australis 'Tint My Brow' Brow Tint that just recently landed on the shelves of Priceline and Big W! I was really excited to hear this product getting released as it seems like a dupe for Benefit's new 'Gimme Brows' which I was ABOUT to get! They are exactly the same concept but the price tag is quite different. I picked up the Australis Brow Tint at Big W for I believe $9.95 and the Benefit Brow Tint is a whopping $22. Although Benefit comes out with amazing products such as their foundations and blushes, I think the price of the brow tint is a little much for such a small product (but this is just my opinion, I haven't actually tried it for myself yet!).

RiRi ♥ MAC Cream Colour Base in Diamonds | Swatch and Review

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Hi there beauties, welcome back to my page! It feels like forever since I've written up a post so today I thought I would share with you guys the latest product to hit the MAC counters in Australia. And yes, you guys have guessed it; it's the RiRi ♥ MAC Collection and I unfortunately only picked up one item (since everything here in Australia is a little over priced in my opinion!) This is actually my first MAC purchase in Australia so I'm a little excited even though many people do it on a daily basis haha.

Liebster Award | Part 2

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Hello my lovely bloggers, I'm back again to do the Liebster Award as I was tagged by the lovely Citra from Faithopeloving! Thank you so much for tagging me, you have a wonderful blog! (I hope you're reading this) Anyways, surely you guys know the go with the Liebster Award so I'll jump straight into it! You can read my first Liebster Award here! (If you're interested in reading)

1. What is your holy grail make up product?
I would have to say .. my Nivea Lip Balm in Milk and Honey (as boring as it sounds), it really moisturises my lips and I don't think I can't live without it.
2. If you could only have one type of hairstyle throughout your entire life, what would it be?
I would probably rock loose curls! It's effortless, gives a little volume and looks fabulous for any occasion! I wouldn't mind doing my hair like this right now actually ..
3. Favourite part of doing makeup?
I think it would be .. contour, blush and highlight!
4. High end makeup and drugstore skincare or drugstore makeup and high end skincare?
Hard choice .. but I would probably choose drugstore makeup and high end skincare. It would be awesome to use high end makeup but I think skincare is most important especially in creating a prefect canvas before applying makeup true?
5. Do you read blogs, magazines or both?
I read magazines occasionally or when I want that exact issue but usually I read blogs more so as I find it more informative and accessible and I don't have to pay for it haha :)
6. What products are always in your every day makeup bag?
Hmm, Crabtree and Evelyn Handcream, Maybelline Colour Whisper in Lust for Blush, Revlon Lip Butter in Peach Parfait, Marc Jacobs Daisy Roll On Perfume, Neutrogena Naturals Lip Balm, Panadol .. hair ties and bobby pins!
7. If you could be an animal, what would you be?
I would probably be a dog haha. As typical as it sounds, I love how dogs are loyal and trustworthy, which is something I believe (or I hope!) I have.
8. If you had to change your blog URL, what would you change it to?
Never really thought about this but if I had a choice, I wouldn't change it cos I really like it the way it is. But if I had to then maybe .. I don't know! Hahaha I will get back to this ..
9. Do you ever dream about a romance between you and your celebrity crush?
Totally, Ryan Gosling is amazing! And Zac Efron. And Ian Somerhalder. But my boyfriend beats all of them! Hahahahahaha.
10. Favourite food?
Another hard question .. it would probably have to be pasta/pizza. I love me some carbs and both of them fulfil my needs!
11. Currently, what is your favourite blog?
I love all blogs but I guess right now I would have to say 'Chelle from Cosmetic Cupcake!
12. What have you learned from blogging?
I learned that the beauty community is huge and there are sooo many products out there to try. Everyone is so helpful in voicing their own opinions about certain products which really helps me before I buy an actual product :)

I hope you guys enjoyed getting to know me a little better! I hope ya'll having a great evening and I will chat to you in my next post! xx

Essence, Rimmel and Lush | Collective Haul

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Hello there my lovely bloggers, how are you today? Daylight savings has finally changed in Australia meaning that the sun stays out for much longer which is a bonus! So I haven't been too crazy with going shopping lately, but I did pick up a few things in the last month so I thought I would show you! 

Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation | Review

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Hello my darlings, welcome back to my page! Today I will be doing a review on the newest foundation by Revlon called 'Nearly Naked' as it claims that it's '.. so light, it melts right in, working in harmony with your skin's unique tone and texture for an even, fresh finish.' When this product hit the shelves in Priceline, I had to pick it up straight away since there were a fair few YouTube gurus raving about it and also comparing it to Urban Decay's Naked Skin Foundation (which isn't available in Australia!) so I was like 'gotta get my hands on that'.
When these products were released, Priceline was having a 'Buy 2 for $30' sale so they were $15 each which is pretty good in my opinion! For the foundation, I picked up the shade 160 Fresh Beige and in the powder, I picked up the shade 30 Medium. I think the foundation is a TAD too light for my skin but using it in conjunction with the powder, it looks flawless as it adds a little coverage. Let's start off by talking about the foundation shall we?
The packaging of this foundation is standard, class case with a screw off plastic cap. Downfall of this foundation? Yes you've guessed it, NO PUMP which is an absolute let down. Aside from that, the formula itself is great! It has an SPF of 20 which is great for the upcoming Summer but not too good for flash photography. You'll see later that even on my hand and taking a photo, it leaves a white cast which is a NO-NO for photography!
As you can see, the consistency of the foundation is quite liquid-y and because it doesn't have a pump, it's hard to distribute the right amount of product without pouring too much or too less (plus, it gets so messy!) but despite that, when it's applied on the skin, it blends wonderfully and smoothly. I would say this foundation CAN be built to the lower end of high coverage but it would defeat the purpose of it being 'nearly naked'. With one layer on my face,  I would say it is a medium coverage which I'm happy with as that's what I'm used to with most of my foundations. Once applied, I felt as if it was really heavy, like I just applied MAC's Studio Fix but once it's settled into the skin, it feels and looks very natural. It leaves a dewy finish to the skin and if you have dry skin, I would say to skip the powder and move on to blush or bronzer! But for the people who have oily skin, I recommend you apply powder after the foundation has set unless you love the 'disco ball' effect, haha!
The packaging again is standard which you might have seen within the Revlon range already (like their bronzers). They have a small mirror on top of the window and also comes with a small puff so that you can use it on the go! You guys .. I absolutely adore this powder. It's a pressed and finely milled piece of art and works great with ALL foundations, not just the Nearly Naked. But I really like it because it adds coverage yet feels lightweight on my skin. It has a smooth texture and sets my foundation perfectly. I love the end results as it doesn't cake up the rest of my makeup, but mattifies exceptionally well which was surprising as I've never tried any powders from Revlon.

Overall, I really do like the Nearly Naked collection and I heard that Revlon is releasing a Nearly Naked Mineral Foundation soon (might have to get my hands on this aswell!) I think it's a great duo for people who have oily to combination skin but for dry skin, I recommend just the foundation which will do!

I hope you guys enjoyed this post!

Please comment down below telling me your thoughts on this foundation and powder or if you're interested in trying it! 

Popular Posts