Archive | June 2014

Priceline Skincare Sale – $340 Worth Free Skincare!

Hi Guys,

I wanted to do a really quick post letting you know about an amazing deal going on at Priceline at the moment. If you spend $65.00 on skincare from a list of brands you can get this massive bag full of skincare which is valued at over $340 for free! I don’t know if this deal is still on, it says until stocks last so some stores may still have some left and I would suggest checking this out as it is such an amazing deal. There are some really cool products in the bag and many of them are from more natural brands which I love. There is quite a large list of brands you can choose from to purchase your $65.00 worth of product from in order to get the free bag. I wont list all the products but here is the link to the catalogue so you see what is included. If you want to see reviews on any of the products please let me know in the comments below.

 

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Sorry about the lighting on this photo! This is the bag with the picture on the front of what you get inside.

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Here is everything that comes in the bag, you get so much stuff!

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This is the tote bag it all comes in.

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These are the products I purchased to reach $65.00 so I could get the free bag (not all of them are part of the brands some are just extra things I picked up).

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

Milani Color Statement Lipsticks – Review and Swatches

All lipsticks

Hi Guys!

If you seen my last haul from www.beautyjoint.com you will have seen that I picked up some more shades from the Milani Color Statement lipsticks so I thought I would do a review and swatches of all the shades I own.

These retail for $5.69 on the beautyjoint website below so they are very affordable. Milani is not available in store in Australia so I purchase all of my Milani products from this website as they are not too overpriced.

http://beautyjoint.com/lips/milani-color-statement-lipstick

These lipsticks come in a gold tube with Milani written on the tube and bottom of the tube shows the shade and name of the lipstick. I love the packaging, I think it is very pretty and having the swatch of the shade on the bottom makes it so easy to find the shade you are looking for.

First 5

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The lipsticks all have a sweet watermelon scent to them. I really like the scent however if you are sensitive to scented products you may not like these as the scent is quite strong.

The pigmentation of these lipsticks is amazing! These glide on so smoothly and are so opaque and creamy. The formula of these reminds me of the Lime Crime lipsticks but these are much lower in price. I am obsessed with these lipsticks, I think they are such great quality at such an affordable price and I would highly recommend checking them out as they have a huge range of shades available.

These are the shades I have in my collection;

Swatches

Swatches from left to right – Nude Crème, Naturally Chic, Rose Amour, Hot Pink Rage, Fruit Punch, Raspberry Rush, Sangria, Violet Volt, Black Cherry

Nude Creme

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This is the perfect nude shade for my pale skin. It is a really nice pink/beige nude and is light enough for my skin tone without being too nude so that I look dead. I am really loving this one. This one has a cream finish.

Naturally Chic

25 Naturally Chic

This is a much darker rosey nude shade than the above one and I find it is too dark for my skin tone and looks quite brown on me. This would be a nice nude for someone with a medium-dark skin tone. This one has a cream finish.

Rose Amour

33 Rose Amour

This one is a really pretty bright pink shade in a cream finish.

Hot Pink Rage

15 Hot Pink Rage

This is another really bright pink in a cream finish. It is a little darker than the above shade.

Fruit Punch

11 Fruit Punch

This is a mid-toned warm pink shade. This is very pretty but I do prefer more cool toned pinks on me. This is a cream finish also.

Raspberry Rush

19 Raspberry Rush

This is a really pretty bright pink/purple shade with hot pink shimmer in it.

Sangria

21 Sangria

This is a stunning deep purple plum shade that is a great dupe for MAC’s Rebel. This is a cream finish also.

Violet Volt

34 Violet Volt

This is a gorgeous vibrant purple shade with shimmer in it.

Black Cherry

24 Black Cherry

This is a very deep vampy wine shade, gorgeous for the winter time

Let me know in the comments below if you have tried these lipsticks and what your thoughts are on them. Please also let me know if you have any shades from the collection that you would recommend.

 

Disclaimer:

All products mentioned in this post were purchased by me with my own money. I am not being paid or sponsored to do this review and all thoughts are my own.

50 Facts About Me!

Hi Guys!

So I thought I would do a post that is a little different today. I am going to list 50 facts about me because I think this is a fun way for you guys to learn a little bit more about me. Here we go…

1. I am Australian

2. My hair is naturally dark brown but I have coloured it blonde for years

3. I have two turtles named Timmy and Tammy but we don’t know how to tell if they are actually boys or girls!

4. I got married in October 2013

5. I am terrified of clowns and heights

6. I work for the Government

7. I live on a farm

8. I am 23 years old

9. My dogs name’s are Yogi Bear and Cole

10. My favourite movie is the Lion King

11. I have blue eyes

12. I love the Smurfs

13. My favourite foods are chocolate and cheese

14. I have two younger brothers

15. I am only 5, 1″

16. I have double jointed thumbs

17. My favourite colour is green

18. My dream is to one day have my own makeup line

19. I got engaged in Fiji

20. I am a travel junkie and want to go all over the world

21. I swear too much by accident

22. I have been blogging since February this year and loving it

23. I am a consultant with Arbonne International

24. I watch way too many beauty videos on Youtube

25. I love watching Real Housewives series (watching New Jersey and OC at the moment)

26. I grew up on a cattle farm half the time and spent the other half living in the city so made for a weird mix of city and country girl

27. I have completed a short course in makeup artistry

28. My favourite wine is Moscato

29. I collect LUSH bath bombs and have way too many of them

30. I am going to IMATS again this year

31. I carry at least 10 lipsticks in my handbag at a time

32. I have Carpal Tunnel in both of my wrists, it sucks!

33. My favourite flowers are lilies and roses

34. I cannot go to sleep at night unless I shower first even if its like 3am!

35. I am obsessed with leopard print

36. I hate guns

37. I am a clean freak

38. I have a terrible temper sometimes

39. I hate squeaky beans (like when they squeak in your mouth when you chew them, makes me cringe so bad!)

40. I am allergic to oysters

41. I will yell at anything even if it is not living – like my brush if it pulls my hair I will yell at it!

42. My husband and I are building our house and I can’t wait

43. I love anything citrus scented

44. I stress too much

45. I want to learn how to make my own bath bombs and candles and maybe sell them one day

46. I love Eminem and J Cole, might sound weird but their music relaxes me

47. I cannot blow dry my hair with a brush (ends up a disaster on my head!)

48. I break at least one nail every day

49. I am makeup obsessed – obviously!

50. I love my blog readers!

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Lorac Pro To Go Palette – Review and Swatches

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Hi Everyone!

Today I am going to do a quick review on the Lorac Pro To Go palette. If you are from Australia like me you will not be able to purchase this palette in stores as Lorac is not stocked anywhere here.

I got this palette off a makeup sale facebook page as someone was selling it brand new on there and had proof of authenticity so I just had a lucky find. I have heard of people getting it off Amazon or eBay but I don’t know if there are fakes on those sites or not. You may be able to purchase it somewhere online in America and use a shipping forwarding company to ship it to you but I am not sure about that either as I haven’t tried it.

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This palette comes in the same black cardboard rubber sort of packaging as the normal pro palette and besides the fact that it shows up finger prints really badly I really like this packaging as it is very sleek and compact. It folds out and has a mirror on the eye shadow side and also comes with two small brushes, one blending and one angled.

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This palette comes with six eyeshadows and like the original pro palette one row is all matte and one row is all shimmer which I love because you get a great variety of shades and finishes. This palette also comes with two blushes and a bronzer on the other side so it makes for a perfect travel palette because it is small but has so many products in one.

The top row of eyeshadows are all shimmers and it contains the following shades;

shimmers

Swatches from Left to Right – Pearl, Chai, Mink

Pearl – This is a pinky pearl highlight shade

Chai – I love this shade, it is a really pretty warm bronze shade, perfect for all over the lid

Mink – This is a cool toned dark taupey/gray shade

The bottom row is all matte and has the following shades;

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Swatches from Left to Right – Shell, Cafe, Black

Shell – This is a cream shade

Café – This is a warm mid toned brown that is perfect for the crease

Black –This is just a plain matte black which is perfect for smoking out looks or to use as liner

The two highlight shades, Pearl and Shell are larger in size than the other four shades. This seems to be becoming a trend in palettes now to make the highlight shades larger as most people use them more than the other shades.

The quality of these eye shadows will not disappoint, it is the exact same smooth, buttery and highly pigmented formula as the original pro palette and I have never found eye shadows like this anywhere before. They are so creamy and blendable it is amazing and I highly recommend Lorac pro eye shadows.

The blushes on the other side of the palette are also an amazing quality, very smooth and blendable. There are two blushes and one bronzer in the following shades;

Blushes

Swatches from Left to Right – Bronze, Pink, Coral

Coral – This is a peachy, pink coral shade with some very fine gold shimmer. It looks similar to NARS orgasm and would be a very flattery shade on so many skin tones.

Pink – This is a matte mid toned pink, I like this one as it is not too warm or too cool, it’s a nice in between.

Bronze – This is a matte bronzer that again like the pink blush is not too cool or too warm toned, it is a nice in between and I think it would look good on so many skin tones.

Overall I love this palette, the quality is amazing and the shades are beautiful and it is perfect for everyday or for travelling. Let me know in the comments below what your favourite Lorac products are.

Disclaimer:

All products mentioned in this post were purchased by me with my own money. I am not being paid or sponsored to do this review and all thoughts are my own.

 

Product Empties/Products I Have Used Up – Would I Repurchase? #12

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Welcome to the final day of product empties week. If you haven’t been following I have uploaded a new post everyday with products I have used up and mini reviews on each item. Product empty posts are one of my favourite’s to read so I really hope you guys have enjoyed all the posts this week. This is another Arbonne dense post so one again I apologise for that guys, I just love their products so much! Let me know if you have enjoyed product empties week in the comments below and leave me links to your product empties post, I would love to read them.

Reviva Microdermabrasion Pomegranate Scrub –

I got this off Iherb after I heard Makeup by Ren Ren on YouTube rave about it for removing blackheads. It is quite inexpensive, doesn’t really have a scent and it a very gentle exfoliant that you use 1-2 times per week. You rub this over your skin for 2-3 minutes to really scrub away the dead skin cells and then rinse it off and your skin will feel baby soft. I did like this one but I have a similar one that I also got off Iherb that I like much better, it just makes my skin feel that little bit more soft and smooth. This one is way cheaper than the other so I would maybe repurchase it in a pinch as I did still really like it.

Arbonne SeaSource Fortifying Hair Mask –

I really liked this hair mask, my only gripe with it is that it ran out too quickly. It is very thick and moisturising and made my hair super soft when I used it. I would repurchase this one again in the future, I am just trying to use up some other masks first as I have way too many at the moment.

Arbonne SeaSource Detox Spa Purifying Sea Soak –

I won’t talk too much about this as I have already featured it in another empties but I do really like this product for removing toxins from the body and relieving sore muscles. Will repurchase.

Arbonne Pure Vibrance Fortifying Shampoo and Conditioner –

I am on the fence about this shampoo and conditioner, they were nice but I don’t love them as much as the FC5 ones from Arbonne which are my holy grail. This line is designed for colour treated hair but I find the FC5 ones make my hair so much softer and smell much nicer so I will probably repurchase those instead of these. This was just a deluxe sample size of each so was a good way to try them out.

Arbonne Aromassentials Awaken Sea Salt Scrub –

This scrub smells like lemon and coriander and is very fresh and great for use in the morning to help wake you up. It is quite a harsh salt scrub but it mixed in with oils so it is great for removing the dead skin really well but the oils help to keep the skin moisturised. I would repurchase this one in the future however I have a couple of scrubs to use up in the meantime and I am think of recycling this tub and making my own scrub to put inside it.

Disclaimer:

All products mentioned in this post were purchased by me with my own money. I am not being paid or sponsored to do this review and all thoughts are my own.

Product Empties/Products I Have Used Up – Would I Repurchase? #11

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Almay TLC Foundation in Buff –

I quite liked this foundation when I first got it but then I stopped using it and now it has gone off so it is time to toss this one. This has about medium coverage and lasted pretty well throughout the day. I only really use my Arbonne Perfecting Liquid foundation now as it is my holy grail and I can’t find anything that competes with it so I probably wouldn’t repurchase this one.

Almay Line Smoothing Foundation in Buff –

As with the above foundation I used to quite like this one but I stopped using it and now it has gone off so time to get rid of it. This also had medium coverage and lasted quite well throughout the day. I did find this filled in my forehead lines quite well but it was a very sticky foundation so it was a pain to apply. I probably won’t repurchase this one either.

Ecopure Honey & Shea Lip Butter

I don’t know where I got this lip butter from but it was nothing special and I didn’t really use much of it and now it looks weird so I think it has gone off. The Nivea lip butters are my holy grail and I will continue to repurchase those so I wouldn’t repurchase this one.

I Love…Coconut & Cream Lip Butter –

I did like this lip butter when I first got it but then it got forgotten about in the back of my drawer and now has a slight chemical smell to it so I think it has gone off as well. This smelt exactly as the name implies, like coconut and cream and coconut is one of my favourite scents so I really liked this one. I would consider repurchasing this one.

Essence Stay All Day Long Lasting Eye Shadows –

These three eyeshadows from Essence are in a cream format but they are all very dry and patchy so I have never really worn them. One was so dry when I purchased it that the entire contents fell out of the pot when I opened it. I would recommend these and I definitely would purchase anymore. The consistency of these is so bad they are useless so they are going in the bin.

Arbonne RE9 Night Repair Crème –

I love this night cream, it is thick and moisturising without being too greasy and my skin is always smooth and hydrated when I wake up in the morning. It has a pleasant scent and I am already using another tub of this. I would repurchase it.

LUSH Turkish Delight Shower Smoothie Sample –

This is a thick consistency and is designed to be rubbed into your skin and then washed off whilst in the shower and it is supposed to be really hydrating. I did not like this product, I found it made my skin feel kind of sticky and tight and it was not that moisturising. I would not purchase the full size of this, it’s a weird product.

EOS Lip Balm in Pomegranate –

I purchased this off Ebay as we don’t have EOS in Australia and I wanted to try it out as I had heard a lot of hype about these lip balms. I later found out that there are a lot of fakes of these on eBay so I am not sure if mine was fake or not but I did not like it. It is just a waxy balm that does nothing for moisturising the lips and like the other lip balms above it now has a chemical smell to it so I am tossing it as I think it is off. I would not repurchase this.

Arbonne RE9 Smoothing Facial Cleanser –

I love this cleanser! It has a really nice light fresh fruit scent, it’s all natural and it removes my makeup really well and doesn’t sting my eyes. What more can I say? I love it and would definitely repurchase it again.

Disclaimer:

All products mentioned in this post were purchased by me with my own money. I am not being paid or sponsored to do this review and all thoughts are my own.