December/Boxing Day | Haul

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Happy holiday my lovely readers! I'm sorry I didn't say it earlier but Merry belated Christmas everyone, I hope you enjoyed the day with your family and loved ones like I did. I seriously can't believe that it came and gone in a blink of an eye and now we're just a few days away from the New Year.

During this period, I received some wonderful gifts from my family, friends and boyfriend. As much as I love my gifts, I wish they didn't spend money on me because they should be saving it for themselves! Nonetheless, I appreciate all of their hard efforts and hope they loved my presents as well. Let's get started guys!

Hourglass Veil Primer | Review

Sunday, 22 December 2013

We've all heard of the famous veil primer from Hourglass and have heard a million positive reviews on it and let me just say .. here's another one. I've used MAC's Prep and Prime, Maybelline Instant Age Primer (First Impression - here) and Australis Matte Face Base and none of them compare to Hourglass' Veil Primer. I purchased this at Mecca Cosmetics several weeks ago and they come in two sizes. Let's just say the bigger bottle's price tag is ridiculous for a primer so I settled for the smaller one which is 10ml and retailed for $25 (from memory) and since then, it's been one of my best decisions ever. It's described as a 'mineral-based, water-resistant primer with SPF15 that neutralises the skin, minimises shine, and creates a smooth, uniform canvas for flawless makeup application.' I couldn't agree with the description any more than that. 

The Christmas Tag

Monday, 16 December 2013

Put your hands up if you love Christmas! (-puts hand up-) I am back again to do another tag post, I love reading other bloggers and YouTubers tag post/videos so I thought I would participate in The Christmas Tag! I wasn't tagged by anyone in particular but I thought, what the hell, this do it since it's my favourite time of the year?
What's your favorite holiday movie?
What's my favourite holiday movie hey .. I would have to say Love Actually! It's funny, romantic and festive which is why I love it. I don't really watch Christmas movies on the actual day nor leading up to Christmas but when I do, Love Actually wins :)  
What's your favorite Christmas colour?
I would have to go with red, white and gold. Something about these three colours are really mesmerising and festive when I look at them. When I have my own house, I will definitely be incorporating these colours into my colour scheme during the Christmas period. 
Do you open your presents Christmas Eve or morning?
Hahaha I open them during Christmas Night to be honest! 
What's your favorite winter fragrance?
It's currently not Winter here in Australia but I love my Marc Jacobs Daisy and Sunshine perfume for any season or occasion. It smells delightful and fresh!
Favorite Christmas smell?
I like really sweet scents such as caramel, frosting, cupcakes or just something sweet in general! It makes me feel really warm and fuzzy inside and I could literally smell it forever.
What's your favorite holiday drink?
I don't have one really, I guess anything that's there is good enough for me!
Candy cane or gingerbread men?
Candy Canes all the way, gingerbread men smell really yummy but I love the taste of Candy Canes way better! 
Favorite Christmas song?
Definitely 'All I Want For Christmas' is my favourite of all time!  
Have you ever made a snowman?
I've made one when I travelled to the snow but that wasn't during Christmas! Does that still count? Haha :D 
What is most important to you about the holidays?
Spending it with my family and friends is more than I could ever ask for. I don't care about not receiving presents, I just really love the company of my close ones and would do anything for them! 

I tag YOU to do this as well! I would love to get to know you so if you've done it or thinking about doing it then comment down below! Thank you for reading lovelies, and Merry Early Christmas! Mwah xx

Wishlist | December/Christmas 2013

Hello loves, back to do another wish list! I enjoy making these lists even if I don't actually get them (a little weird, I know) but nonetheless, I'm sure everyone has their own wish list for the upcoming holiday. Christmas is my definitely one of my favourite times of the year and I love nothing more than celebrating with my family and friends. But what makes me happiest most is having the opportunity to spoilt them with presents. Is Christmas your favourite holiday as well? Comment down below! Now let's get started :)
1. Canon 600D Digital SLR Camera
I've been wanting a Digital SLR for years now and it's still on my wish list. I guess I never really got around to purchasing myself since they're quite expensive but because I have a job now, there isn't anything stopping me from buying one! I love Canon Cameras but I wouldn't mind a Nikon either!
2. Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
Surely this palette is on every girl's wish list, I've seen many YouTube gurus rave and talk about this particular palette and I've wanted it ever since. I love the rose undertone of each shade and would think they would compliment my skin tone perfectly! I love my Naked 2 palette and I can't imagine that I wouldn't love the Naked 3 as well! It's finally available on BeautyBay for about $80 with free shipping but it's still very expensive.
3. Glass House Candle in 'Taaha - Vanilla Caramel' 
This scent is my absolute favourite out of the Glass House candles because it's so sweet and smells exactly like caramel. My boyfriend bought me a mini version of this candle and I fell in love with it. They retail for $40 dollars at Peter Alexander and David Jones which in my opinion, is crazy for just a candle but I think I would spend every penny on this scent because it's divine!
4. Miranda Kerr 'Empower Yourself' 
Last year for Valentine's Day, my boyfriend bought me Miranda Kerr's Treasure Yourself novel and I really enjoyed reading it. She's an inspiring young woman and is insanely successful for her age. I really can't wait to get my hands on her new novel and reading it this summer.
5. Michael Kors Satchel - Selma Large Top Zip
I've been eyeing this bag for sometime now and really love the simplicity of it's design. It's a great accessory to add on to any outfit as it's black with gold hardware. From looking at photos, the bag seems very spacious and I'm the type of person to carry her whole life in just one purse/bag. This bag is a little on the expensive side but I think it would be a great 'splurge' item!
6. Pandora Christmas Tree Charm
I love my Pandora bracelet! If you guys aren't familiar with Pandora bracelets, I suggest you guys jump on their website and look at their beautiful designs and intricate details on each of their charms. As Christmas is coming up, I wouldn't mind treating my bracelet to a Christmas charm to end 2013. It's so adorable!
7. Hourglass 'Dim Light' Ambient Lighting Powder
Last but not least is another make up product. The sales assistant at Mecca Cosmetics lightly dusted this over my face and I fell in love with the finish and look it gave to my face. It blurred out imperfections and added a beautiful silky texture to my skin. I am looking forward to purchasing this in the near future despite it's price!

That concludes my wish list guys! I hope you enjoyed reading. Comment down below with your wishlist so I can read them! Until next time, please follow me on Bloglovin' to receive updates and also my Twitter and Facebook! Toodles!

Monthly Favourites | November

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Okay, so I lied, they're not monthly because I've been neglecting these types of posts! But I will get better at them in time .. hopefully! But today I'll be sharing my November favourites with you guys and what I've been loving!

  1. Firstly is the L'Oreal True Match Powder in W3. You guys, this pressed powder is so amazing, I brought this on my Sydney trip and it just worked wonders for my oily skin and it added a little more coverage to my face without looking cakey. It's smooth, fine and a little goes a long way and it also is the perfect shade for my skin. I has a great mirror on the inside and I just love it. I really recommend it. I would personally buy this as a cheaper alternative to my MAC Studio Careblend Pressed Powder (since it's cheaper)
  2. Next up is the MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Soft and Gentle. I'm sure all you bloggers and readers out there have seen and swatched this beautiful highlighter and have fallen deeply inlove with the shade and pigmentation of this product. I had my cousin buy this for me whilst he was in America and it was the best decision I've made! Not only was it cheaper over there, but the product itself is divine. The colour payoff is beautiful and gives the most natural glow to the skin without making you look like a walking disco ball. 
  3. My Sleek Face Form Kit is another favourite for this month because of it's versatility. It comes with a lovely highlight, matte bronzer and a peachy blush with golden shimmer. It comes with a decent amount of product which in my opinion, will last me for awhile! I took this travelling with me because it had everything I needed in one compact. It matches my skin perfectly and afforable as well! Great pigmentation, I suggest you guys pick up any of Sleek's blushes or bronzers because I'm telling you now, you won't be disappointed.
  4. A new item to my collection is the Maybelline theCOLOSSAL mascara in Black (Waterproof). I'm not the biggest fan of Maybelline Mascaras because I think their brush designs are too much for my short, sparse and little eyelashes. But when I saw my cousin using this mascara, I knew I had to try it out for myself. If you read in one of my previous posts, I recently picked up the Shu Ueruma Eyelash Curler and using that in conjunction with this mascara is a winner, winner, chicken dinner! I am inlove with this mascara because: 1. It's waterproof and 2. It holds my curl all day and night. I really recommend it, plus, I really love the wand for this mascara.
  5. Last but not least is my L'Oreal BB Cream in Light. Usually I'm in the shade Medium but when swatching both shades in store, they seem to oxidise quickly so I opted for the Light. At first I wasn't a fan of this BB Cream, I felt like it added no coverage whatsoever and had a weird concept of containing small beads which contained the shade and would pop when you rubbed it into your skin. But now, I am loving this BB Cream, it gives me the right amount of coverage and feels super lightweight! 
Another month has come and gone and now we are in December, a month full of joy and happiness. I hope you guys enjoyed reading my post and please, comment down below with your November or any favourites you may have! 

Empties | November

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

 Hi guys! I haven't done an Empties post in the longest time because it takes me ages to finish one product! But over the past month and a half, I've accumulated my used up products and finally have enough to talk about. It may seem like a lot but remember, it look me awhile to finish these items and I've had them for quite awhile. But anyways, besides that, let's get right into it!

Benefit Custom Makeup Kit

Benefit Cosmetics has came up with a custom makeup kit system which is exclusive to their website! Basically they offer you a variety of items ranging from face to cheek to eye products plus a free gift and you can choose one item from each category. It retails for $79 dollars which I think is an amazing price for a variety of products.
 I chose the Some-Kind-Of-Gorgeous foundation in Medium, Fake Up Creaseless Concealer in Medium, boxed powder blush in Rockateur and a Hydra-Smooth Lip Colour in Air Kiss. It also comes with the free makeup bag (which I adore) and also you can choose 2 samples (such as, Stay Don't Stray, POREfessional etc.)
I first used the Some-Kind-Of-Gorgeous foundation when I purchased my 'Primping with the Stars' kit which you can read my review here. I really love this foundation because it's easy to apply, creates a flawless canvas, semi-matte finish, blendable and buildable. I can't wait to try out this product with my new Beauty Blender! If you guys are looking for something lightweight with coverage, I recommend this product instead of the Hello Flawless Oxygen foundation.
 I've never tried nor tested this product in stores but from reading reviews and watching YouTuber's talk about this product, I was interested in picking up this concealer for my under eye area which can sometimes get dry. I can't say much about it now because I haven't tried it yet but if you guys want a review on it then I will gladly do one for you guys! And by the way, the packaging is superb!
You guys .. I have wanted the Dandelion boxed blush but when I found out that they offered the Rockateur blush in this kit, I had to get it straight away! At first glance, it's a beautiful deep rose blush with gold shimmer and it appears like that when swatched as well. I loved the embossed design in the blush, it adds so much character but the problem is, I don't wanna touch it because it will get ruined! Another plus is that it smells like roses, I love Benefit's blush scents. If you guys haven't smelt it, I suggest you go and smell it now!
Last but not least is the Hydra-Smooth Lip Colour in Air Kiss which is a beautiful rosy pink lip balm (in my opinion it feels like a lip balm). I'm loving this colour, it suits my skin tone and it's wearable for everyday. I also love the packaging for this product as well, it's innovative, fun and cute which is my style!

That's the end of my post my lovelies! I hope you enjoyed reading and got a little more insight on the Custom Makeup Kit from Benefit. I've been eyeing it for awhile and decided to take the plunge and thought I could spoil myself to some new products. This was my first time ordering with Benefit and I can safely say that they had an easy check out system, shipped out quickly (it arrived at my house within 2 weeks) and packaged neatly. Benefit Cosmetics in Australia is on the pricey side so I think this custom kit has really saved my wallet haha. There are so much more choices than this so please take a look at their website if you're interested in a particular item. I would totally recommend this to people who are new to Benefit Cosmetics or has been a long lover of them because it's just a great addition to anyones makeup collection.

Do you have this kit as well? Comment down below what you chose! If you're interested in this kit, tell me down below what you would choose! 

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