Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Beauty Favourites: Dec 2011

Leopard Addiction Polyvore

Hey all, 

I have been ill today, which is absolutely horrible the week before christmas!! So I have been feeling pretty useless, and have been playing with Polyvore (as always!). 

I absolutely adore this outfit, and I wish it wasn't so stinking hot in Brisbane atm, so I could wear some representation of it! It's edgy, elegant and feminine all at the same time, and definitely represents my personal style. 

I need those boots!!
Leopard Addiction



Camilla and Marc cut out dress
$414 - glassworks-studios.com

$550 - lagarconne.com

Christian Louboutin high heel boots
$995 - net-a-porter.com

Yves Saint Laurent black bag
$1,495 - cultstatus.com.au

A V Max heart jewelry
$62 - shoptwigs.com

Dannijo long necklace
$295 - dannijo.com

GIVENCHY Rouge Interdit - No.53 - Rouge Céleste
£20 - harrods.com




Of course I had to include a product list, just in case you happen to be tempted!!

Hope you all have a great day!! xx

Sunday, 18 December 2011

MAC Eyeshadow: Poison Pen

Hey all, 

I absolutely adore MAC eyeshadow's! They have some gorgeous colours, are highly pigmented and also tend to be easy to work with. Needless to say, I have built myself a bit of a collection over the years! But, I still have some stand out favourites, shadow's that I tend to keep going back to. 

This is most definitely one of them! 

Poison Pen 


Shade
Lavender grey purple 
Matte2

What I Love
- Absolutely gorgeous purple! Looks especially great with brown eyes. 
- It is a matte shade, with absolutely no shimmer.
- Highly pigmented - great colour payoff even with one swipe! 
- Blends like a dream. 
- Long lasting.
- Absence of any black undertones. 
- Can be used on the eyelids, in the crease, or as a liner. 

What I Am Not So Crazy About 
- Sadly, it has been discontinued! I am sure that you could find it somewhere and I will keep my eyes out for dupes! 
- A little bit pricey for those of us that are in Australia. 

Price: $33.00 AUD

Where to Buy: Myer, David Jones & From Various Online Locations.

Swatch


If you can't find it try Urban Decay's Cult 

This has been one of my favourite purple shadow's for quite a while, and I always find myself reaching for it whenever I create a purple look. It is great for the daytime, or for night and makes an amazing smokey eye! Although it is discontinued (which is such a pity!), I definitely recommend that you have a look online or on swaps for it! It is worth the search effort!

It is my aim to eventually work my way through sharing and reviewing all my favourite and most highly recommended shades through the next few months. I have always enjoyed playing a  a part (even it if is a tiny one) in the building of other's collections, so maybe I can tempt you a little! 

Hope you all have a great day! xx


Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Australis Intensifeye Liquid Eyeliner Review

Hey all, 

I'm a big fan of liquid eyeliner's, I just love the way that they look - defined, sexy and somewhat feline. Although I have my favourites (I will do a post soon), I am always on the look out for new products to try and can barely walk past a liquid eyeliner in Priceline without picking it up! 

I have been trying quite a few Australis products lately, and in general I have been loving them. The quality is amazing for the price! When I saw their liquid liner, I just had to pick it up and give it a try. After all, the bright pink and black packaging was calling to me! 


What I Love 
- Pigmented, darker than dark black.
- Brush is easy to work with - you can draw thin or thicker lines/it's also easy to wing eyeliner out with! 
- Flexible applicator. 
- Doesn't run and is quick drying. 
- Cheap!
- The packaging is stylish and super cute!
- Doesn't have a chemical smell. 
- Doesn't irritate my eyes, which is always a plus! 

What I Am Not So Crazy About 
- Not that long lasting - it does rub off, which is a pity. 

Where to Buy: Priceline, Big W, Kmart & Target. 

Price: $12.95


Swatch

Shiny and black! 
Although it isn't the most long lasting of liquid eyeliner's that I have tried, I absolutely adore the depth and shade of the black and have continued to use this eyeliner quite frequently. If you don't mind retouching eyeliner, don't rub your eyes, or don't have particularly oily eyelid's - I do recommend that you give it a try! It's absolutely perfect for creating dark, winged cat eyes!

Hope you all have a great day! xx

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Avon Super Shock Mascara Review

Hey all, 

The hunt for the perfect mascara continues...or does it?! 

We all know just how difficult it is to get everything that we want from a mascara; maybe we are asking for too much? And although I will forever continue to hunt for that perfect mascara, the one that makes false lashes obsolete (a girl can wish!), Avon Super Shock mascara is giving me everything that I want right now - and I am loving it! 

I have never been much of a fan of Avon products, and only tried this out because a friend left one at my house and I thought "Why the hell not?!". I am so very glad I did!

I have used it every day since, and am sure I will continue to do so for a very long time. 


Type of brush: Flexible rubber bristles. 

What I Love
- Improves length and thickness a great deal
- Separates lashes like no other mascara I've used before
- Holds the curl 
- Doesn't smudge or melt off (even in Brisbane heat!)
- Such a bargain! 

What I Am Not So Crazy About 
- Hard to find, I ended up purchasing it on eBay
- End of the brush can get a bit goopy - so you have to remember to wipe it off. 

Where to Buy: From Avon Representatives or alternatively I bought mine on eBay 

Price: I can't remember how much it was exactly, but it was under $10 (on eBay). 


This has become one of my ALL time faves, and I definitely recommend that you give it a try! I doubt that you will be disappointed!! 

p.s - The nail polish I am wearing is China Glaze Atlantis 

Hope you all have a great day! xx

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Cocktails & Laughs - OOTN 3/12

Hey all, 

I haven't done an outfit/face of the day/night post in a while, so here one is! I was planning to do one tomorrow on my shopping and lunch date outfit (and shall get some photos taken - I promise!), but I was looking through some photo's and I love my necklace in this outfit so much I just had to write a post!! 

So here is my outfit and face of the night from last Saturday; a wonderful girls night out, full of cocktails and laughs! 


Outfit 
Dress from Lucy in the Sky Online Store/ Lovisa Necklace and Earrings/ Pandora Rings/ Black Vintage Clutch (Not Seen)/ Black Therapy Wedges

Face 
MAC Studio Fix Foundation NC42/ Bobbi Brown Corrector in Med-Deep Bisque/ MAC Select Moisturecover Concealer NC42/ MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Med-Deep/ NYX Blush in Mauve

Eyes
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Pots & Pans/ NYX Single Eyeshadow in Gunmetal/ Benefit Smokin' Eyes Kit/ Savvy by DB Mono Eyeshadow in Pearl/ Wet n Wild Single Eyeshadow in Brulee/ Maybelline Line Stiletto in Blackest Black/ Maybelline Kohl Express Eyeliner/ Covergirl Lash Blast/ Avon Super Shock Mascara

Nails 
OPI - In My Back Pocket 


I am absolutely loving blues and oranges this summer! 

What are your favourite colour trends at the moment? 

Hope you all have a great day! xx

Friday, 2 December 2011

MAC Her Blooming Cheek Review!

Hey all, 

I'm definitely a sucker for bright shades, especially in summer! So it is no surprise that this blush excites me to the stars and beyond. It has been a favourite of mine for a while now; and although it was on the back bench during the colder months, it's out to play again! 

Her Blooming Cheek is a vibrant (and drop-dead gorgeous) hot pink, with the most subtle hints of purple through it. And although it does look almost terrifying in the pan, trust me - it looks amazing applied with a light hand! 

Just the touch of colour required now it's heated up! 


What I Love
- Applies evenly and smoothly
- Long lasting and doesn't turn patchy at the end of the day
- Gorgeous summer shade! 

What I Am Not So Crazy About
- Limited edition (harder to find)

Just a warning, this colour may be a bit too bright for those of you gorgeous ladies with very fair skin tones; it is definitely perfect for you darker beauties (like me) though! 

And sorry guys, I'm pretty sure it was a limited edition blush! But I am sure you will be able to track it down somewhere! 

Hope you all have a great day! xx

November Favourites!

Hey all, 

It's favourites time again! Has everyone had a good month?

 Honestly, I have been in love with so many products this month; it was super dooper hard for me to restrict my list! What can I say, I have a lot of love to go around!


What I Have Been In Love With

Avon Super Shock Mascara 
This is such an amazing find! The wand is brilliant, it separates and extends lashes like nothing else! 

Eco Tools Retractable Kabuki
Great for on the go touch ups! Fits in your bag perfectly! 

Ulta 3 Nail Colour in Watermelon
A cheapie, but isn't it the most splendid summer colour!? 

Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Hairspray
I have been in love with this for a while! Great for creating the perfect 'I don't care' look. 

Purr by Katy Perry
I am cat crazy! As hard as it is to admit, I did buy this fragrance for the adorable cat packaging...but it turns out that I adore the smell! 

Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick in 14 
Absolutely stunning nude lipstick that doesn't wash me out, or make my lips look dead! Perfect for everyday, or matched with a smokey eye. 

I highly recommend trying out all the products that made it onto my faves list this month. Christmas is coming up, some of these would make great stocking stuffers!

Talking about Christmas, I have some exciting festive posts coming up - so keep your eyes open! 

What is everyone loving this month? 

Hope you all have a great day! xx

In my life - The cat had a bit of a health scare today & now has to be kept inside for 2 weeks; she's already torturing me on day one! The man is also in Melbourne - he went down to see Eminem, so I have a few days to myself. It's funny how easy they are to miss! 

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Australis Eyeshadow Primer Review

Hey all, 

Until recently I hadn't tried much of the Australis range, I have always found myself staying away from cheaper brands (I have a phobia of bad quality, but who doesn't?!). But over the past couple of month's, I have been trying more and more Australis products...and I must say that I am beyond impressed! Genuinely good products that don't break the bank? I am definitely in! 

Their eyeshadow primer is definitely one of my favourites and it has ever overtaken Primer Potion and Shadow Insurance on my list! It is the first primer that I reach for when I am doing my make up and I definitely recommend that you give it a try! 


What I Love
- Glides on effortlessly and doesn't leave any residue
- Easy to apply with wand
- Smoothes
- Prevents shadow from creasing
- Long lasting effects (I have found that my shadow really does last all day!)
- Cheap *bargain dance* 

What I Am Not So Crazy About
- It always seems to be sold out at my local Priceline (I know that this is because it is a great product, but a girl does get frustrated when she is in need of primer!)
- I run out of this product quite quickly
- Large amount of unnecessary packaging 

Where to Buy: Priceline, Big W, Kmart and Target

Price: $12.95



I am in love with this product, and I definitely recommend that you give it a try! At 12.95, what do you have to lose? 

Hope you all have a great day! xx

p. s - It is GREAT to be back!!! 

The cat was 'helping' mummy. Ahh... it's love!!