Thursday, 8 October 2015

September Favourites | 2015

I'm a little late this month, but it's still early in the month so I'm deeming it acceptable to post my September favourites. Last month I picked up a few birthday treats for myself so I have a few new discoveries to share with you.

Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara in Beyond Brown - This one had been on my wish list since the launch earlier this year. I wanted a brown mascara for a more natural everyday look and this one has been perfect. It has a great colour that is close to my natural hair/brow/lash colour and the mascara gives a decent lift and holds a curl amazingly.

MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Global Glow- Confession time. I didn't really "get" highlighter till I came across this one. Maybe I hadn't found the right one for me but this one brings out my cheekbones and gives an amazing glow (as the name suggests!).

Lush Ro's Argan Body Conditioner - I've had a small pot of this once before and put off purchasing it again because of the price tag. It's a product that isn't necessary but is amazing to use. I splashed out for my birthday and am using it sparingly but enjoying it thoroughly. It smells incredible and leaves the skin feeling so soft.

Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Forever Perfume - I'm not usually one for lighter scents so I don't tend to gravitate towards Marc Jacobs fragrances but this one has a deeper, richer scent that is closer to the fragrances I normally choose. It also has notes of jasmine which is one of my all time favourite scents.

I Am Watermelon Soothing Gel - As soon as the weather heats up a little the mosquitoes come out and I seem to be a magnet for them. I've since learnt my lesson and have been toting around repellent but this gel has been keeping me from scratching the bites I did get and helping them heal a bit faster. I keep it in the fridge for extra soothing power.

Yankee Candle Fresh Cut Roses - This candle is spring in a jar. It smells so fresh and isn't too sweet. I've been burning it every day while enjoying the fact that the sun can now stream through my open windows without freezing to death.

Too Faced Natural Matte Eyeshadow Collection - I pretty much exclusively wear matte eyeshadows so it's surprising that this is the first all matte palette I have picked up. I was eyeing off the one from The Balm but I saw this on Instagram and fell in love with the shades. It's perfect for every day, being neutral but having enough variety to keep things interesting. The middle row is definitely my favourite.

What did you love in September?

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Friday, 2 October 2015

Priceline Haul

Yesterday's trip to Priceline was typical. I went in for two things and came out with nine, but there were too many good deals to pass up. Rimmel was 3 for 2, Waxaway buy one get one free and the ModelCo wipes free with any ModelCo purchase. It was basically irresistible! Here's what I picked up:

Tweezerman Eyelash Curler - My curler was wayyyyy overdue for a replacement and I wasn't sure which type to pick up. When I saw that Priceline was stocking Tweezerman I was excited, but when I saw they had an eyelash curler I had to pick it up. Tweezerman makes great quality products so I figure I couldn't go wrong.
ModelCo Exfoliating Cream Facial Scrub - Facial scrubs are probably my favourite skincare item and I've been curious about the ModelCo skincare line since it came out so I thought it was about time I gave some of it a go.
ModelCo Double Sided Facial Wipes - This is the product I really wanted from the ModelCo range but since it came free with another purchase, I had to grab something else too! I've been curious about double sided face wipes for a while now so I hope they live up to my expectations.
Rimmel Stay Matte Primer - The primer was actually what I went in for. Mine is nearly out and I use it pretty much every day so it has become an important essential.
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder - Another essential that I always grab when I see Rimmel on sale. I go through these like crazy.
Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner in East End Snob - 3 for 2 can't be passed up and I've been in need of a pinky nude lip liner. I've read great reviews from other bloggers on this particular colour so it was the perfect time to try it out.
Simple Kind To Skin Cleansing Face Wipes - These were a repurchase and are my new staple face wipe. They aren't too wet or too dry and they don't feel harsh on the skin. I use them to wipe makeup off my hands when I do my makeup too so the value pack will come in handy.
Waxaway Ready To Use Wax Strips & Sensitive Mini Wax Strips - With summer coming up a restock of these was essential. Waxaway is my go to brand and I always have these in my cupboard ready to go.

Have you picked up anything special lately?

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Desk Friendly Hand Creams

I love hand creams and I definitely need to use them but I can't stand waiting for the product to sink in or any creams that are even the slightest bit greasy so I've rounded up three hand creams that are perfect to use and get on with the day in seconds. These live on my desk because I can hydrate my hands any time then go back to typing, writing or using my phone right away with no problem at all. Aside from being moisturising and grease free these three products are quite different from one another so read on to see which one might be the one for you!

Elucent Whitening Hand Cream - This is the most quick absorbing hand cream I've ever used and it sinks in without leaving any trace behind. It's fragrance free but the fruit extract and safflower seed oil give it a light scent. It contains vitamins B3, C & E and keeps skin feeling moisturised and soft for a decent amount of time. The 50g tube is perfect for popping in your handbag as well!

TonyMoly Banana Hand Milk - Aside from the fact that this product has ridiculously cute packaging and smells like banana candy, it also contains shea butter, coconut oil and macadamia oil for some serious hydration. I had seen this before but had no idea where to get it so when it landed on my desk in a package from Bonjour HK I was beyond excited. When you convert the price into Aussie dollars it comes in at under $6 so I will be ordering a couple more when I run out. Something to note is that while I do adore it and your hands feel very nourished right after use this one keeps hands feeling moisturised for the shortest amount of time. But it is the best smelling and the cheapest!

Lanolips Everyday Hand Balm - At 120g of product this one has much more product than the other two. It contains lanolin and rose oil and keeps hands moisturised for the longest amount of time. The powdery rose scent tends to linger for a few hours so it's a good idea to check it out before buying if you are sensitive to scents. The formula is thinner than the other two but still absorbs quickly and easily.

Which beauty products do you love to keep on your desk?

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Saturday, 5 September 2015

3 Affordable Under Eye Brighteners

Everyone loves a product that makes them look more fresh and awake and under eye brighteners are the perfect way to do that. I've been trialling these three under eye concealers for a while now so it's about time I let you know what I thought. These products are all available at Priceline and won't break the bank.

Physicians Formula Nude Wear Touch of Glow Concealer - This one definitely wins for cutest packaging but it also has the lightest coverage of the bunch. It acts as more of a salmon toned highlighter than a concealer but if you don't have any major under eye issues then this may be the one for you. It also doubles as a highlight for other areas of the face without being cakey. The windup tube with a brush tip applicator makes application pretty easy but it does tend to dispense a lot of product even with one wind. The formula is also less creamy in comparison to the other two concealers. It's not a bad product but it is the most expensive and my least favourite.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
Another wind up tube, but this one has a nifty sponge tip and doesn't dispense too much product in one go. The sponge tip saves time on blending by giving you a head start while you are applying the product. It's a neutral concealer with a slight pink undertone and the consistency is creamy and easy to blend. This concealer has the best coverage of the bunch. Something great about this product is that the dispenser pushes the product down as it begins to run out so you can clearly see when you are done. My only concern would be the hygiene of the sponge because I do break out close to my under eye area occasionally, but I'm going through it so quickly that I'm sure I'll have a new one every second month!

Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer
While the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind has better coverage, this concealer is more suited for natural makeup days as it gives less of a contrast between the under eye area and the rest of the face. It's a yellow toned concealer with light-medium coverage and has a regular tube + doe foot applicator packaging. This is also one that's pretty creamy and easy to blend but I find that it sheers out quite quickly if you over blend so a gentle patting motion works best to avoid smearing it all away.

What's your go to under eye brightener?

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