Get a Free Candle!!!

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Hi Guys!

Just letting you know I am having a huge deal for Valentine’s Day with my candle/bath product line!
From now until midnight on Valentine’s Day all orders over $60.00 (excluding shipping) will receive a free lolly jar candle of their choice valued at $19.00!
Simply include the scent you would like in the message to seller box at checkout.

This is an amazing deal and you should all go check it out!

Link to store – https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/decadentscents

Makeup Haul – Essence, Models Prefer & Chi Chi

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Hi Guys,

Just thought I’d share a quick haul with you of some products I have picked up lately.

– Essence silky touch blush in Autumn Peach
– Essence Be Loud Collection blush in Apricot
– Essence Blush up powder blush in Pinky Flow
– Essence beach cruisers collection blush in Summer Break
(Can you tell I went a little Essence blush crazy!!??)
-Essence Maximum definition volume mascara
– Essence beach cruisers collection waterproof liquid eyeliners in Sun, Fun & Copper and Keep Calm and go to the Beach!
– Modelsprefer Mineral Powder Soft Touch powder in Soft Focus
– Chi Chi mineral eyeshadow in Don’t Stop Believin

Let me know if you have tried any of these products and what your thoughts are or if you have picked up anything lately you would recommend I try.
If you would like me to do swatches or reviews on any of these products please let me know in the comments.

Disclaimer: all products were purchased by me using my own money. This is not a sponsored post.

New Candle Scents Available! Decadent Scents

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Hi Guys!

Just wanted to jump on here quickly to let you know I have a heap of new candle scents available in my Etsy store and I know some of you love candles so might be interested in checking them out.
Some of the new scents include Beachside Boardwalk, Amazonian Grape, Tuscan Vineyard, Pineapple Mandarin and Blood Orange + heaps more delicious scents.
If you guys enter the code ABEAUTYOBSESSION10 you can get 10% off your entire order.
Link to Etsy Store – https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/decadentscents

I would love it if you guys get a chance to check the site out.

Love yas! Have a great day xo

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Trashy Tuesdays – Products I Have Used Up

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Hello Everyone,

Once again I must apologise for the long timeframe between posts. If you have been following my blog for a while then you will know I have started my own business selling my handmade soy candles and bath products which has been keeping me extremely busy and unfortunately I don’t have as much time for my blog anymore. I promise to try my hardest this year and getting posts up a little more regularly again.

I have been saving up a lot of empty products lately so I thought I would kick things off again with a trashy Tuesday, which if you are new to my blog is where I give mini reviews of beauty products I have used up that are now ‘Trash’ and I upload this posts on Tuesday’s.

Enough rambling from me, let’s get into it!

Justin Beiber Someday 50ml Eau De Parfume – ok so I’m not a fan of the Beib’s but I must say I did enjoy this perfume. The bottle is cute and the scent is very sweet and pleasant smelling. If you don’t like sweet perfumes then you will hate this one but I didn’t mind it. Would I repurchase it again? Probably not just because I have way too many perfumes and always like trying new ones but if someone got it for me as a gift I would happily use it again.

Stridex Natural Control Triangle Pads – I got these off iherb after hearing the original version being recommend by a Youtuber but decided to go for the natural ones as I only like to use mostly natural skincare when possible. These are little triangle pads soaked in a solution containing salicylic acid amongst other things and are supposed to help clear up acne. I used one each night after washing my face and it made for a nice quick and easy toner but I didn’t really notice any difference to my skin so I probably wouldn’t repurchase again.

Bee Naturals Miracle Skin Creme – I also picked this up off iherb and this is basically an all purpose balm type product that can be used on cuts, dry skin, lips or anywhere that your skin needs soothing and moisturisation. This came in hand for dry skin patches that I sometimes get and this tub lated for ages! I would recommend this and would repurchase it again although now with me making my own bath products and some skin care I think I will have a go at making something similar myself.

The Body Shop Satsuma Body Purée – I got this moisturiser for free at a body shop party I hosted and first of all I must say it smells incredible! So fresh and fruity! However I did find this to be quite thin and watery and not very moisturising at all so for that reason I would not recommend this product. I would however like to try the body butter in this scent as the body shop body butters are pretty good and this scent alone would be worth trying it out.

So that’s all for this Trashy Tuesday, I will have more posts like this coming up showing more products I have used up. Let me know if you have tried any of these products and what your thoughts are on them or what you have used up lately.

Take care guys, love yas! Xo

My New Favourite Perfume? – Beyoncé Heat Wild Orchid

Hello Lovelies,

Just wanted to pop in quick to let you know about a perfume that has recently been released into the Heat line by Beyoncé that I think may currently have top place as my favourite perfume.

The original Heat is one of my all time favourites and the one in the Orange bottle (sorry can’t remember the name) is also one of my favourites so I was super excited when I seen a new scent released in the line in a pretty pink version of the bottle.

This one is quite different from the others bring more floral and sweet. I usually don’t like floral perfumes but there is something about this one that I just love, I think it is because it is combined with the sweetness and a little warm as opposed to a more in your face, nana floral this one is quite sexy and I love it!

The notes of this perfume are;
” Top notes of Pomegranate, Coconut Water and Boysenberry. A bold floral bouquet of Butterfly Orchid, Blooming Magnolia and Honeysuckle. Blonde Woods, Skin Musk and Amber contribute to the overall impression of a sensual perfume”.

You can get this perfume anywhere that sells the Beyoncé line, I got mine at Priceline but I have also seen it at Chemist Warehouse. I would highly recommend if you are in stores and see this to go and give it a whiff.

Let me know if you have tried this one and what you think and also what your favourite perfume is.

Have a good weekend guys, thanks for reading xo

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Lorac Mega Pro Palette – Review & Swatches

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Hi Everyone!

Hope you are all doing well.

Today I am going to be doing a quick review and some swatches of the limited edition Lorac Mega Pro palette. I purchased mine from Amazon as Lorac is not available in stores here in Australia and it has been in and out of stock since it was released so I am not sure how easily you will be able to get your hands on this palette. Because it is limited edition and could be difficult to get I debated whether or not to post about it but I really wanted to show it to you guys and give you my thoughts.

I am not going to go into full detail about every shade as I am sure you all have probably read heaps of blog posts or seen a tonne of YouTube videos going into great detail on this palette already. I just wanted to do some swatches and give you my two cents worth.

Lets start with the packaging; So this palette comes in the same thin but sturdy cardboard packaging that the Lorac Pro 1 and 2 come in and is a festive maroon colour with gold writing. There is a large mirror inside which is great especially if you are travelling and there are 32 eye shadows in total inside the palette.

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The packaging does show up finger prints and marks terribly as you can see from the pictures. You may also see from the pictures where I have tried to clean off the marks and it has almost made it worse. Whilst I love the compactness of the palette, how dirty it looks is a downside for me.

As with the Lorac Pro 1 and 2 half the shades are matte and half the shades are shimmer so you get a great range of shades and finishes. This palette is twice the size of the 1 and 2 and therefore has two rows on the top that are all matte shades and the two bottom rows are all shimmer shades.

Again following the theme of the two permanent palettes the shades are mostly neutral although there are a couple of pops of colour however to me these are still quite neutral shades….I guess it depends on your definition of neutrals! 😉

The formula of these shades is just like the other two pro palettes (well I only have the first one but apparently the second one is the same formula as the first and as this palette), the shades are extremely buttery and smooth and blend like a dream. Because they are so pigmented and creamy they do give off a lot of kick up when you put your brush into the pan which does result in a lot of wasted product which is the only downside to the formula. However you can not expect eye shadows to not give some kick up when they are so pigmented and creamy and despite the wasted product I still absolutely adore the formula especially for how easily the eye shadows are to blend out.

This palette would be fantastic for a makeup artist as it contains such a great variety of shades but is also great for any makeup enthusiast and I would highly recommend picking this palette up if you can get your hands on it.

Top Row – Matte Shades

Swatches from left to right – Cream, Fawn, Camel, Sepia, Dusty Plum, Orchid, Mulberry, Espresso

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Second Row – Matte Shades

Swatches from left to right – White, Khaki, Brown, Stone, Lilac, Wisteria, Gray, Black

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Third Row – Shimmer Shades

Swatches from left to right – Opal, Sand, Copper, Sienna, Apricot, Blush, Merlot, Indigo

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Bottom Row – Shimmer Shades

Swatches from left to right – Vanilla, Cashmere, Smokey Topaz, Dusty Rose, Granite, Maroon, Deep Teal, Caviar

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Let me know if you have tried this palette and what your thoughts are on it, I would love to hear from you.

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All products mentioned were purchased by me with my own money.

My Coconut Cream Brown Sugar Emulsified Body Scrub

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Hello Lovelies,

I hope you are all doing well.

Most of you should know by now that I have started my own business selling my hand made Soy candles and my range of bath and body products which are now available for sale in my Etsy store.

I want to keep my blog primarily related to reviewing beauty products as it always has been and I don’t want to bombard you with posts promoting my new business however as many of my products are beauty related I thought that some of you may be interested in seeing the occasional post showing some of my beauty products that I have available given this is a beauty blog after all.

Today I thought I would tell you about my emulsified sugar body scrubs in particular my deliciously scented Coconut Cream brown sugar scrub.

Sugar is an excellent exfoliator and perfect for scrubbing away that dead winter skin ready for Summer here in Australia! Especially important if you are self tanning to exfoliate really well beforehand to ensure the tanner does not stick to any dry patches which can look horrible, dark and patchy.

My scrubs are formulated without any harsh chemicals or preservatives and contain an abundance of skin loving oils which will leave your skin feeling baby soft. I have dry skin and I find I do not need to moisturise after using this scrub as the oils and Shea extract do a wonderful job at hydrating my skin.

These scrubs contain a whopping 900g of product so will last you for ages and with the addition of the cute wooden scoop and ribbon they make a perfect present for Christmas.

Can be purchased here, use the code ABEAUTYOBSESSION10 to get 10% off your order.

Let me know in the comments below if you would like me to do some more posts showing you some of the great beauty products that I have in my line.

Thank you for reading xox

This entry was posted on November 26, 2014. 2 Comments

Australis AC on Tour Contouring & Highlighting Kit Review & Swatches

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Hello Lovelies!

Today I am going to do a really quick review on the new limited edition Australis AC on Tour Contouring & Highlighting Kit.

I purchased this kit from Priceline here in Australia but I believe it is available from anywhere that stocks Australis products. The cost of this kit is $16.95 and you get three highlight shades and three contour shades.

I have heard people are having trouble finding this in stock still but I have also heard that it is due to be re-stocked again in the coming weeks so keep an eye out for it if you are interested in getting it as it is limited edition.

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The packaging is made from black plastic that is fairly sturdy, there are six pans inside and no mirror which is unfortunate, I would have preferred to see a mirror inside but this is not a deal breaker for me.

This palette is supposed to be a dupe for the more expensive Anastasia Beverly Hills contour palette which I don’t have but by looking at pictures they do look very similar.

Shade descriptions – Top Row – Left to Right

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First Shade – Matte pink toned highlight

Second Shade –  Matte yellow toned highlight

Third Shade – Shimmer pink toned highlight

Bottom Row – Left to Right

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First Shade – Matte neutral brown

Second Shade – Matte cool toned brown

Third Shade – Matte warm toned brown

The formula on these powders is very smooth and creamy. They blend out fairly easily and are very pigmented so I have to use a light hand with any of the contour shades as I am very pale.

I love to mix the two matte highlight shades together and use them to set my under eye concealer. I do not find the powders to settle into the fine lines under my eyes, they last all day and give a lovely subtle highlight effect. These two shades are definitely my favourites from the whole kit.

The shimmery pink highlight shade is nice but definitely not my favourite highlighter. It is not too overpowering so is nice for an every day look and the pink tone is perfect for fair skinned girls. I like this highlighter but I prefer a more intense champagne shade highlighter for most of my makeup looks.

The first contour shade I haven’t got a lot of use out of as I find it looks quite muddy on my pale skin tone. The middle shade is a nice cool toned shade for contouring but I also find this one to look a bit muddy on me if I am not careful with it. These shades may be better for medium to dark skin tones and if you are fair I suggest being careful with these two by using a light hand when applying.

The third contour shade is very warm toned and surprisingly actually suits me the best out of the three but only if used for bronzing not contouring. Again it is very pigmented and I have to use a light hand with it.

Overall I think this is a great palette and would make a great addition to any makeup lovers kit at an affordable price. Despite not being a huge fan of the contour shades I think this palette was worth the money for the highlight shades alone. The contour shades will still be a great addition to my professional makeup kit as I am sure they will be great for many other skin tones despite them not looking that great on me.

Let me know if you have tried this palette and what your thoughts are on it and/or if you also have the Anastasia palette and how you think they compare, I would love to hear your thoughts.

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All products were purchased by me with my own money.

I have an online store now!

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Hi Guys,

I have some super exciting news that I wanted to share with you guys in regards to my business I have been working on over the past few months.
If you don’t already know I recently formulated and released my own line of Soy candles and bath & body products. I have a stall at many local handmade markets in my area and have also been sellingThe my products on my Facebook page which you can find by searching Decadent Scents in the search bar but now I also have an online store that you can purchase from!
I have a range of my candles, body scrubs and bath bombs available in the store and will be adding new products all the time.
As a special thank you to all of my loyal blog followers I have created a coupon code that you guys can use that will give you 10% your entire order. The code is ABEAUTYOBSESSION10 and you just need to enter it at checkout to get 10% off.
I would love it if you guys would check out my store and let me know what you think of it as I really value your opinions.
The URL for the store is https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/decadentscents

I promise I will have some more product reviews and the like up soon for you guys, I’m sorry I haven’t been able to upload much lately I am still really busy with the new business but will get my butt into gear soon!

Have a great week my lovelies 😀