Sunday, 29 July 2012

Battle of the products: Cream Eyeshadows! Part 1

Hello lovelies!

As you can see from the title, this post is going to be about cream shadows.
Cream shadows have been a huge hit the past few years as it a product that can be used many different ways. They are shadows which are made into a cream formula so unlike powder shadows they last a lot longer and can combat a lot better with facial oil and normal daily life. Just a swipe of cream shadow on to the lids and it can be a colour on its own or you can put powder shadows on top for a more intense look.

Over the past year or two I have made a small collection of cream shadows which I use all the time.
I don't have a huge range of colours but I am planning to increase my stash as these have become a staple in my everyday life. 

I use cream shadows mostly as a base so my eye look can last the whole day and also using them makes the shadows look more vibrant and crisp.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Lust Have It!-July

Hello lovelies!

Finally Lust Have It's July box has arrived on my bed ready to give you my first impression.

My first impression? Very pleased compared to last months which was an utter failure which other LHI members also agreed to.
They must have realised that they had disappointed quite a number of people and stepped up their game to impress us again.

This months bag is a bright orange which brightened up my mood (since I'm sick with a cold in bed) and at first feel I could feel that it was jam packed with a lot of goodies to try.

So what exactly is in this months bag you ask? Lets open it up and see.

Nail It! :)

Hello lovelies!

There has been so many different nail art designs that I wanted to try out but I have just been busy with useless things.

Another quick post on the design that I have on at the moment.

I recently purchased a nail art stamping kit online so I decided to give it a go as soon as I received it.
The good thing about it was that I can use any polish that I own and it doesn't need to be specifically made for nail stamping.

Products used
Base coat: Essie protein base coat
Base nail colour: Butter London Yummy Mummy
Stamping colous used: Models Prefer Sprinkling Violet, Love to Shop, Role Model
Top coat: Essie super duper top coat
Rhinestones from eBay.

I used a few of the floral designs to stamp onto the nails.
I already have a few Konad plates which are easy to use but my gosh are these ones hard.
I don't know if its the plates that are bad or the fact that I am using polishes that are too thin to use for stamping.
Either way it took me ages to get a clear image stamped on to the nails.

I also decided to add some rhinestones to give the design some bling. 

Konad plates seem to be the best plates out there but they are just so expensive.
I hope to find cheaper alternatives that are easy to use with normal polishes.

Ciao lovers xx

Monday, 23 July 2012

Nail It! :)

Hello lovelies!

Another quick and simple nail it post!
This is the second polish I got from the US thanks to my lovely friend.

Uh oh roll down the windows.

This deep medium dark moss green is creamy and opaque in just two layers.
The color reminds me of army and combat colours and at first I regretted getting this polish, but the more I see it the more I seem to like it. It definitely won't be a color everyone else will like.

Ciao lovers xx

Monday, 16 July 2012

Review It! :)

Hello lovelies!

Don't you just hate it when you spend time in the morning making yourself all pretty and flawless to end up realising that by the end of the day most of your makeup has disappeared? I certainly do.
I want my makeup to stay put all day and all night until I take it off at the end of the day.

The two products I will be reviewing are makeup finishing sprays.
- Australis Makeup Finishing Spritz (~$10)
- MAC Fix+ (~$30)

There are a few reasons why you would use a finishing spray.
1. To set your makeup for that final flawless finish
2. To set your makeup to keep it last longer
3. Keep your skin and makeup looking fresh throughout the day

 Australis Makeup Finishing Spritz
I have always been interested in finishing sprays and wanted to try out the Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Setting Spray but of course its hard to get in Australia unless you buy it overseas.
This seemed like a great alternative and at a cheaper and affordable price too.
At first I regretted buying this product as I couldn't get used to the floral lavender fragrance since I really don't like anything that smells like lavender.
Disregarding the scent, the product itself worked very well. It sprayed evenly on the face and dried to a finish where it actually felt like the makeup had a protective shield over it.
It also added a bit of moisture to the skin helping it feel softer.
I have just run out of this product which lasted me a very long time and I will definitely repurchase it again.

MAC Fix+
This product is a beauty cult within the makeup community. I think anyone who is into makeup would have tried or purchased this product.
It is what the name says it is. It fixes the makeup to the skin and helps keep the makeup stay put and look flawless.
Unlike the Australis spray, the Fix+ has a subtle fragrance that was not at all overwhelming.
It sprays a fine mist and dries very quickly giving it a quick fix. If I had a small spray bottle I would carry it around with me and spray it throughout the day just to give myself a bit of a fresh lift.

Both products work just as well and are quite comparable.
If the Australis spray fixed the scent then it would be the perfect spray I will place this as my HG(holy grail) product.

Do you guys use a finishing spray? If so which one?

Ciao lovers xx

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Nail It! :)

Hello lovelies!

Just a quick and simple nail it post showing off my new polish I received from my friend while she was in USA. I cannot remember where I saw a swatch of this polish but I was hooked on it and couldn't wait to get it.

I eat mainely lobster is a beautiful creamy pinkish, coral red with a golden sheen. The gold looks like ever so tiny glitters which you would easily missed when not looking at the polish close up.
I wore this polish yesterday with my ASOS skirt which I got from my haul a while back and the colour match is pretty identical from afar.

Ciao lovers xx

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Skin Care Routine - Night

Hello lovelies!

Just like my day time skin care routine, my night time skin care routine is just as simple.
I just cannot be bothered standing around putting layer upon layer of products which really... who knows if its really that beneficial?