Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Current faves

Hello! Here's some stuff I've been loving at the moment...

Revlon Colorstay + Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3in1
These foundations are great on their own (though Covergirl doesn't do a shade match for me), but I've been absolutely loving them combined. Great coverage and staying power! Good times.

Australis Colour Corrector in Green
This stuff dials down the redness in my skin and works really well as a primer (I feel like it helps my foundation to stick). Win! Just wish it came in a bigger size.

Essence Match 2 Cover Cream Concealer
Great coverage, smooth formula and excellent staying power. Plus, it looks cute. 

Essence Lash Mania Reloaded False Lash Mascara
Hello, looong, black lashes! I replaced my beloved Covergirl LashBlast Volume with this baby. That's how good it is.

Essence I LOVE PUNK Jumbo Eyeliner Pen 
Super easy to handle and control, and gives me a great line every single time.

Too Faced quad
Been using this pretty consistently for the last month or so. Totally Toasted is the big fave, but I enjoy the others, as well - Satin Sheets, Blonde Ambition and Teddy Bear.

Curtis Collection by Victoria Baked Matte Bronzer in Bronzed Goddess
So much love for this bronzer! It's super light (perfect for us fair skinned girls) and super matte. Gives my skin a warm glow without the dreaded dirt-face.

I was always pro-shower and completely anti-bath, but now I'm obsessed with the tub. So relaxing and so soothing. BATHS ROCK!

What have you been loving recently?


Monday, April 21, 2014

Rimmel Moisture Renew lipstick - As You Want Victoria

I didn't plan on buying this when I hit up Priceline a few weeks ago. It just happened. I had another lipstick in mind, but they didn't have it. I panicked. The room started spinning and then...a new product display! There were new things! NEW THINGS!

I'd heard that Rimmel were re-doing their Moisture Renew line, but to be honest, I didn't really give too much of a hoot. Still, when I saw them that day, I swatched. I'm human. These things happen.

As soon as I swiped As You Want Victoria onto my hand (am I the only one who finds this name a little odd?), I knew it was fate. Pigmentation was fierce. Tyra fierce. One swipe and it was over. Bright, punchy colour + high impact shine? Take my money. Gimme.

As you can see, As You Want Victoria is a stunning, reddish hot pink. So bright and so in-your-face. It's one of the most intense lippies I own. I'm used to brights on my lips, but the first time I applied it, even I was overwhelmed. Seriously - this lippie ain't for the lighthearted.

Shade, pigmentation and POW! aside, the feel and formula is divine. Really smooth, light and lush. Honestly beautiful. The only downside is that as soon as something hits your mouth, it's over. Grab a donut and by the time you're done, your lippie is nowhere to be found. I guess that's the price you pay when you enjoy a shiny finish! Lippie lasting power has never really been that important an issue for me, so I don't care. This one's a total keeper.

$13.95 from the usuals!

Thoughts? Did you give any of the other shades a go? Tell, tell!


Friday, April 18, 2014

VIDEO REVIEW! Sensationail Fuse Gelnamel starter kit

I made a little video review on the (kinda) new Fuse Gelnamel starter kit, a nifty little kit that allows you to do the whole DIY gel mani while you're at home. In your PJs. Watching cartoons. And fantasising about devouring the chocolate bunny that's currently residing on your desk.

Click play to see how I went and hear me thoughts!


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Sanctuary Spa Body Moisture Spray

One of my ultimate body moisturisers is the Sanctuary Spa Body Moisture Spray. It's a fave for many reasons. Let's do this in point-form, shall we?

* It's cheap - $9.99. Can you believe it? I was gobsmacked when I first spotted this at Priceline. Stuff those fancy French body oils that cost a bloody arm and leg - I want cheap! Cheap and good.

* It smells lush - Sweet floral. Sugary blooms! Not too flowery and not too sickly - juuust right. And the scent sticks. Wonderful.

* It feels good - Luscious. And because it's a dry oil, it's not overly greasy or slimy. It's got the perfect amount of slick.

* It's non-tricky - Trying to grip a slippery bottle without dropping it while simultaneously spritzing yourself with whatever's inside can be a battle. For some reason, I have absolutely no issues with this bottle. Maybe because the product isn't super oily? Or maybe it's the bottle itself? Dunno.

* It sinks in fast - So fast that I can actually get dressed and head out the door after applying.

* It's nourishing - This stuff makes me velvety smooth. And gives me a nice, healthy-looking sheen. My skin likes.

For a tenner, this stuff is definitely worth a try. Go forth and shop!


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sleep helpers

I don't really have too much of an issue falling asleep, but I've very much been into the scented sleep helpers recently. They just make me feel so much more...snug. Relaxed. Soothed.

My first purchase was the anatomicals cruisin' for a snoozin' sleep balm. It was practically free from ASOS with a code (came down to a few bucks) and is quite a nice, little product. It's a beautifully-fragranced, waxy balm that just melts onto the skin. It's got both Lavender and Lemon Peel Oils, so it's a weird, but effective combo of comforting/calming and peppy/invigorating. I find massaging it onto my temples, wrists and around my nose helps to calm me and send me to the land of nod pretty damn fast. I even use it when I have a headache or when I'm feeling a little frazzled and find that it helps. Nice 'n' cheap little multiuse!

After selling a few ASOS bits on eBay, I was faced with a tidy, little sum in my Paypal account. What did I decide to do? Jump back on ASOS to give them more money, of course. I'd heard great things about the this works deep sleep pillow spray from one of my favourite YouTubers, Lily Pebbles, so I decided it had to be mine. It's a little exxy at $31, so I suggest waiting for a code. Like I did. And do. Every single time I shop online. Tight asses Smart shoppers, unite! This thing is heaven. It's got Lavender (from Provence, mind you!), Vetivert and Wild Chamomile, so it's the ultimate in soothing. I spritz my pillow and/or my sheets a few times and voila! Sleep city. And it's always a deeeeep sleep. I wake up feeling incredibly refreshed every single time. this works has a few other products in their 'deep sleep' range, so...yeah. Soon.

What are your sleep helpers?


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