Archive | August 2014

Collective Haul – Perfume, Nail Polish, Body Care

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Hi Guys,

I have been doing a lot of shopping lately (you might notice a lot of hauls) and here is some beauty items I have picked up from various places that I thought I would show you. If you would like to see reviews on any of these items, please let me know in the comments below.

– Pamolive Body Wash in Mango & Pomegranate

– I Love…Coconut & Cream Body Wash

– I Love…Raspberry & Blackberry Body Wash

– Nude by Rihanna Perfume

– Pacifica Perfume in Indian Coconut Nectar

– LÓccitane Hand & Foot Cream Set

– Revlon Colourburst Matte Balm in 230 Complex and 215 Shameless

– Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in 03

– Satin Care Shave Gel in Wild Berry

– Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Polish in 530 Double Down

– Revlon Colorstay  Gel Envy Diamond Top Coat

– Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in 420 Pacific Blue

– Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in 290 Bold Gold

– Rimmel London 60 Seconds in 504 District-ly Come Dancing

Makeup Forever Aqua Shadow 30E Review and Swatch

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Hi Everyone,

I have a really quick review that I wanted to do for you guys today and it is on the Makeup Forever Aqua Shadow Crayon in 30E.

I picked this product up last year at IMATS Sydney and have been absolutely loving it ever since and I can’t wait to go back to IMATS this year and hopefully be able to pick up some more shades. This is basically a cream eye shadow crayon and it is waterproof which is something I absolutely love about this product because it makes it totally budge proof!

This shade is a really pretty pinky/peachy champagne shimmer, it makes the perfect base for any champagne, pink or peach eye shadow and I have also used it under gold before and it looked gorgeous. The formula is very smooth and creamy and it blends out really nicely. I prefer these crayons to the Aqua eyes in the pots as I find them a little harder to get a nice thin even application with whereas with this it goes on perfectly. I find this lasts all day long and is waterproof so it is perfect for summer.

Swatch

The crayon does have to be sharpened and whilst it doesn’t overally bother me, I would prefer if it was a retractable as it is easier and wastes less product.

I really love this product and this it is such amazing quality and cannot wait to try more shades from the range. Let me know what shades you would recommend from the line in the comments below.

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.

Arbonne Haul – Skincare, Makeup & Haircare

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Hi Everyone!

If you are not already aware I am a consultant for Arbonne International and I recently ran out of some of my favourite products and decided to purchase some more and thought I would do a quick haul to show you what I purchased. If you are interested in any information on any Arbonne products or would like to purchase anything you can email me at abeautyobsession@gmail.com.

– Arbonne Perfecting Liquid Foundation SPF 15 in Buff

– Arbonne FC5 Shower Set which includes Daily Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner and Invigorating Body Cleanser

– Arbonne Pure Vibrance Texturizing Mousse

– Arbonne Intelligence Rejuvenating Cream

– Arbonne RE9 Ultra Soft Skin Set

 

Trashy Tuesday – Week Three – Product Empties

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Hi Lovelies!

I hope you are all doing well. It’s time for another Trashy Tuesday where I share with you products I have used up and what I thought about them so let’s get into it.

Arbonne FC5 Nourishing Daily Shampoo –

This is my Holy Grail shampoo along with the conditioner which I used up and showed in an empties a while ago. The brand is all natural and smells so delicious like fruit. This is a very gentle creamy shampoo that is free of sulfates so it does not lather like a normal shampoo but I find it still gets my hair really clean. This shampoo is very moisturising especially with the coordinating conditioner and I absolutely love them together. I desperately need to repurchase both the shampoo and conditioner as I miss them so much!

Messhead Hair Therapy Dry Shampoo –

I was not a huge fan of this dry shampoo, it smells fairly nice but did not do much for making my hair look or feel clean again. It does not have the strength of my beloved Batiste Dry Shampoo and also not the lasting power, I found I would have to keep reusing this throughout the day whereas with the Batiste I only have to use it once in the morning. I won’t be repurchasing this dry shampoo again.

LUSH Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner –

This product is made from Argan Oil and is designed to be used in the shower after washing your body. You put it all over and then rinse it off and pat dry and it is supposed to remove the need to moisturise after you get out of the shower. This smells so delicious like roses and I do find it is very hydrating and I don’t need to moisturise afterwards. My only gripe with this product is that it is very expensive, this is a smell pot I got in a set but the full size pot is over $30 and I find I went through this very quickly. I would consider repurchasing though as I do really like this product. I am going to keep this pot as if you return 5 empty pots to LUSH they will give you a free fresh face mask.

Orion Body Sync Woman Sport Deodorant –

This deodorant is from Aldi and was very inexpensive (less than $2) and I did find that it worked quite well. This is still about half full but I am getting rid of it as I decided to move onto more natural aluminum free deodorants as aluminum has been linked to breast cancer so I don’t want to use deodorants with it in them anymore. I won’t be repurchasing this because of this reason and I also won’t be finishing this product.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser in Brightener –

I really like this product especially the one in fair/light. This is the pink toned one designed to brighten and it was nice for highlighting. This is a very creamy thin formula but it still gives about a medium coverage. I do prefer the one in light as it is more yellow toned and I like it for my under eyes and for a subtle highlight so I will probably repurchase that shade again instead of this one.

Azelique Age Refining Skin Polish –

I purchased this product off www.iherb.com and didn’t expect to fall in love with it as much as I did. This is a microdermabrasion scrub that is designed to be used 2-3 times per week to clear pores and remove dead skin cells like a microdermabrasion treatment would do. I absolutely love this product! It is very gentle to use but OMG it makes my skin so smooth and soft! I find it really helps clear my pores and keep my skin clear. I am obsessed with this product and have repurchased another one, I would highly recommend it.

Whitening Lightening Zero Whitening Pen –

I am really inconsistent with these whitening pens so I can’t really comment on how well they work because I always forget to use them. This is basically a pen that you click and teeth whitening gel comes through the brush on the end and you brush it on your teeth and leave it on and it is supposed to whiten your teeth. I have noticed a very slight improvement in the whiteness of my teeth with this but like I said I am very inconsistent with it so if I was to use it more consistently I am sure I would get better results. I have a couple more of these so I will try and use the next one more regularly and report back.

That sums up this week’s Trashy Tuesday, let me know in the comments if you have tried any of these products and what your thoughts on them are. Have a great week guys J

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.

Iherb Haul – Skincare, Haircare, Cleaning

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Hi Everyone,

I recently placed an order with http://www.iherb.com and through I would quickly show you what I purchased. Iherb is an American site that sells a huge range of personal and household products such as skincare, haircare, cleaning products, makeup and vitamins that are more on the natural side. I prefer to try and use more natural products both on my body and with cleaning my house wherever possible so I absolutely love Iherb and have ordered from them countless times. The prices are very reasonable and the shipping is fast if you choose express which is only about $8.00. Here is a list of what I picked up this time, let me know in the comments below if you would like to see reviews on any of these products.

– Jason Natural hand soap in Glowing Apricot

– Jason Natural hand soap in Antioxidant Cranberry

– Hurraw Lip Balm in Coconut

– Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay

– Method All Purpose Cleaner in Pink Grapefruit

– Sierra Bees Bumpy Road Salve

– Method Antibac Toilet Cleaner in Spearmint

– Stridex Natural Control Triangle Acne Pads

– Aveeno Nourish & Condition leave in treatment

– Earth Science Avocado & Olive Hair Masque

– Sierra Bees Calendula Soothing Skin Cream

Disclaimer – All products were purchase by my with my own money, this is not a sponsored post.

This entry was posted on August 11, 2014. 1 Comment

Haircare Haul – David Babaii

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Hi Everyone,

I have a quick haircare haul I wanted to share with you today. I recently picked up some items from David Babaii’s haircare line off www.ozsale.com.au which is a site that has flash sales on a variety of brands and products that run for a few days. Recently they had David Babaii on their site on sale and I have always been curious to try some things from the line since hearing good things from Jodie on her YouTube channel Goo Roo Beauty (jodik76).

David Babaii can be found in Priceline here in Australia but it is quite expensive which has always made me hesitant to purchase anything. The products seem to range from $25-$35 roughly and they were running for around $8-$9 on Ozsale so I couldn’t pass up that great deal.

I have been playing around with these products but I am still forming my opinion on them however if you would like a review on any of the products please let me know and I’ll do that for you once I have tried them out a few more times.

Here is a list of the products I purchased;

–          David Babaii Blow Out Rapid Blow Dry Spray

–          David Babaii Finished Styling Spray

–          David Babaii Instant Miracle Hair Volume Powder

–          David Babaii Miracle Elixir Nourishing Oil Spray

Let me know if you have tried any products from the David Babaii line and what your thoughts on them are, I would love to hear from you.

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.

Arbonne Blushes – Review and Swatches

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Hi Everyone! I hope you are all doing well.

Today I am going to be doing a review and swatches of the Arbonne blushes. I have four shades to show you guys today however there are eight shades in the range in total. These blushes retail for $41.00 AUD and can be found on the Arbonne International website below however you will need to contact a consultant in order to be able to purchase them.

http://www.arbonneinternational.com.au/shop_online/showCatalog.asp?category=152

These blushes contain 4.5g of product and come in a black square compact with a clear top which I really like because it makes it easy to see the shade inside. The compacts have a push button closure which are my favourite kind for compacts because it means you’re not breaking your nails trying to get into it!

Arbonne International is an all-natural brand and none of their products contain any parabens, mineral oil, animal bi-products or any nasty chemicals at all which is what I really love about this brand. They are also cruelty free and 100% vegan.

Now onto the blushes; the blushes come in a variety of shades and finishes and I have two matte finishes and two shimmer finishes. These blushes are very pigmented but without being insanely pigmented and more difficult to work with like the Tarte or Sleek Makeup blushes can be. They are very smooth and blend beautifully and I really love the texture of these blushes. I find the staying power to be very good and they last on my cheeks well throughout a standard working day.

Onto the shades that I have;

Taffeta

Taffeta – This is a matte bright pink shade and I really love this one. This shade I think will look good on all skin tones however if you have very fair skin you may just need to use a light hand.

 Blossom

Blossom – This is a beautiful peachy pink shade with gold shimmer that looks quite similar to Nars Orgasm or Sleek Rose Gold and looks absolutely beautiful on the cheeks. The shimmer is not chunky and this blush gives a beautiful healthy glow. This shade would look beautiful on all skin tones.

 Ballet

Ballet – This is a very pale matte muted pink shade. You will need to be very pale to pull this shade off as it will barely show up on my NW20 skin tone. I don’t know if they changed the colour or if I got a dud because I have had this shade before and it was nowhere near as pale as this one is. If you are very fair thought this will be a gorgeous blush on you.

 Dusty Rose

Dusty Rose – As the name suggests this is a dusty rose shade. This shade has a very vey subtle shimmer in it and could pass as a matte unless you look extremely closely so this gives a really pretty satin finish on the cheeks. This is a really beautiful natural shade of blush that would be perfect for medium to dark skin tones. As with Taffeta fair skinned girls can wear this if using a light hand on application.

 Swatches

Swatches from Left to Right – Taffeta, Ballet, Blossom, Dusty Rose

Overall I really love these blushes and my only complaint is that they don’t have more shades available!

Let me know in the comments below if you have tried any of the Arbonne blushes and what your favourite shades 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. I am a consultant for Arbonne International however they are not aware I am doing this review nor am I being paid or compensated in any way for doing this review.