Wednesday, 20 November 2013

A Lush Haul

My first lush haul! How exciting!

Almost every beauty blogger that I follow were making their little trips to Lush to get some goodies from the christmas collection. Everyone seems to love everything and I mean everything about lush - the way the products smell and the fact that everything is made from natural ingredients.

After reading about everyones thoughts and reviews, I felt like I had a good idea about what products that I wanted to buy. But as soon as I walked into the store, everything just went out the window and I just bought things that I thought looked the cutest and smelt the best. Being a Lush noob, I was basically picking up and smelling everything to the point where I had a headache by the time I was ready to pay for the things I was going to buy.

Magic Wand Bubble Bar

"Fairy Princesses of all ages will love this great value re-usable bubble bar for up to ten bubble baths. Swish it around in the water for a skin softening vanilla scented soak and a mound of candy bubbles."

I pretty much was going to buy this because everyone was raving about it but then when I saw it in the store and smelt it for myself, I was 100% sold on the concept. It is pink, star-shaped on a stick {which feels a bit flimsy} with a ribbon and a jingle bell. It smells absolutely amazing, like the snow fairy shower gel which smells very sweet almost like fairy floss.

Angel's Delight Soap

"If you'r a fan of the popular Angel's Delight dessert then you'll love this classic Lush Soap. A Yummy pink soap, adorned with stars, moons and all things glittery - tangerine oil, orange oil and gardenia oil provides the sweet, jelly baby fragrance and also really work to cleanse, refresh and detox the skin."

I smelt all the soaps and I definitely thought this one smelt the best. I couldn't put my finger on how it smells until I read the description on the website but it really does smell like a mixture of lollies and a hint of orange. After bringing the Angel's Delight soap home, it has been making my bathroom smell delightful.

 Green Bubbleroon Bubble Bar

"Green Bubbleroon is a foaming, meadow-sweet bath of grass and orange flower. This one embodies the essence of summer - so whilst your body is lying in the bath, your mind is on a tartan blacnket on the grass beside a lake enjoying the perfect summer picnic. Everything is here, the jug of homemade lemonade, the warm breeze through the grass, the smell of orchards in the air and the warmth of the sun on your skin. A fresh uplifting bath, with orange, lime and juniper berries, that could bring sun to even the darkest winter days."

Wow, that description pretty much speaks for itself! The Lush store that I went to had different scents of the bubbleroons on a cake stand which I thought was a nice touch. I also like how the bubble bar can be separated in the middle for two bubble baths instead of one.

Armandopondo Bubble Bar

"Lemon and rose to help you forgive and forget. Armandopondo is scented with rose absolute and a twist of lemon and orange oils. Each little cream pillow has a rosebud on top to symbolise an appeal for forgiveness. Present to one to anyone you have wronged; once they have bathed in its fragrant form, all should be forgiven as the rose, lemon and orange oils lift the spirits."

The Armandopondo Bubble Bar smells absolutely amazing! I have used this one already and I really liked it! It has just the right amount of rose, lemon and orange oils that leave my skin and the bath smelling wonderful without being overpowering. 

Pop In the Bath Bubble Bar

"Chipper little flower-shaped bar to fill you with enthusiasm. The Pop In the Bath Bubble Bar was originally inspired by Mary Poppins, who blew in on the East Wind to 17 Cherry Tree Lance to sort out a chaotic household. I'm sure we all have times when we could do with someone like Mary to sort out our problems. Be pro-active instead; take a calming bergamot, lemon and mandarin bath. They come in a variety of colour combos but they all smell equally perky."

The Pop In The Bath Bubble Bar is my favourite out of everything that I bought. It has a floral fragrance which I find relaxing and the bar itself is really cute!

Karma Bubble Bar

"Our signature fragrance for bath-time: oranges and multi-layered spices. Karma is a fragrance that keeps on giving. Each time you catch a whiff of its many-layered fragrance, you notice yet another thread in its multi-stranded personality. Top notes, middle notes, base notes and all the notes in between disentangle themselves before you. Bathe in a fluffy Karma bath and you'll generously perfume the whole house with its fragrance (and yourself too)."

The Karma Bubble Bar has a fairly strong orange smell which I can't really handle too well but I still like it. I think I was really immersed into shopping when I bought this because I don't know if will I end up using it any time soon. 

Snow Fairy Sparkle Massage Bar

"Snow Fairy fragranced sparkle in a bar! With a soft heart full of moisturising butters, oils and shimmering silver lustre to leave you smelling candy sweet and ready for your party dress. Smooth this bar over your arms and shoulders for soft shimmering skin that catches the light as you flutter."

I didn't realise it until I got home but the lady that served me chucked in a little sample of the Snow Fairy Sparkle Massage Bar which was really nice of her. However, I don't like message bars because they are so messy and slimy. But the full size Snow Fairy Sparkle Massage Bar is really cute!!

Have you been to lush recently? What's your favourite product from there at the moment?


Thursday, 14 November 2013

Review: Chi Chi Glamorous Eyes Bronzes Palette

Hi everyone!

Today I thought I would do a review on one of my absolute favourite products in my make up collection which is the Chi Chi Glamourous Eyes "Bronzes" Palette. My cousin bought this for me for my birthday one year and I have loved it ever since. There are 8 palettes in the Glamour Eyes Collection which include Classics, Brights, Sultry and the very popular Nudes which happens to be a perfect dupe for Urban Decays Naked Palette.

The packaging of the palette is very simple, with metallic writing on a clear lid keeping the focus on the shadows. The case is very lightweight, feeling a bit cheap and not sturdy as I would like it to be. It comes with 2 foam eyeshadow applicators which is not really my cup of tea however, they do pick up quite a lot of the product with one swipe.

The Glamourous Eyes Bronze Palette contains 12 shades which can be used to create various smokey eye looks. The eyeshadows themselves all have a bit of shimmer to them - not one is a matte shadow- and I find that some shades are not as pigmented as others but they are the colours that I don't really use so it doesn't really matter to me. In my experience of using this palette, they are easy to apply and blend out and I never get home with fall out under my eyes or on my cheeks which is fantastic for a cheaper brand on the market.


The Glamourous Eyes Palettes cost $22.95AUD and can be found at Target and Myer.
Overall, I'm very impressed with this eyeshadow palette and it will have to do until I can save up to get an Urban Decay Naked Palette. If the pigmentation of the Chi Chi shadows in the "Nudes" palette is anything like this one, I think I definitely will be buying that one as well. 

Have you tried anything from Chi Chi?

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Priceline Haul

A couple of weeks ago, I went on another spontaneous trip to priceline and picked up some goodies that I am rather happy about. Some products I bought were on special at the time, some were an in the moment kind of buy and some were ones that I felt that I needed. I'm not going to lie when I say I spent well over 45 minutes just standing with my basket swatching almost everything I could get my hands on.

From Left to Right: 
Rimmel London Apocalips Lip Laquer { Celestial},
Essie Nail Laquer {Sole Mate}
Essence Lash and Brow Gel Mascara
Essie Nail Laquer {Fishnet Stockings}
Real Techniques Blush Brush
Max Factor Wild Mega Volume Volumising Mascara
Max Factor Wild Shadow Pot {Savage Rose}
Revlon Nail Art Moon Candy {Galactic}
Essence Studio Nails Ultra Strong Nail Harder.

Rimmel London Apocalips Lip Laquer {Celestial}
It's no secret that everyone has one of these bad boys in their lipstick collection. Although all the colours are really nice, I decided on "Celestial" because I had seen some bloggers that have the same skin tones as me swatch it and I thought it looked amazing! 

Essie Nail Laquer {Sole Mate | Fishnet Stockings}
When I went to priceline not long ago, they had a sale on Essie Nail polishes 2 for $20AUD which I thought was the most amazing thing in the world. I'm not sure if that sale is still going on but is it worth giving your local priceline a quick look to see. I know its spring blah blah blah but as soon as I saw these berry toned polishes, I knew that I wanted them! Perfect for fall!

Essence Lash and Brow Gel Mascara
A friend got this in one of her trips to priceline so I thought I would give it a go to keep my eyebrows in place! I have never even head of clear mascara until when I picked this up so I was really intrigued to try this out.

Real Techniques Blush Brush
Every beauty blogger either knows about the brushes by Real Techniques or owns most of them. Basically I needed a blush brush and this was one I knew would be good quality.

Max Factor Wild Mega Volume Volumising Mascara & Wild Shadow Pot {Savage Rose}
I can't remember exactly why I got these, but I think it was because it was a special for 2 for $20 out of the new range. Either way, I'm excited to try out both of these products.

Revlon Nail Art Moon Candy {Galactic}
First, I was drawn in by the stand that had all the different colours laying on it's side. Then the sparkles! It's exactly the type of nail colours that I would normally go for and I am extra excited to review this soon, so keep yo eyes peeled.

Essence Studio Nails Ultra Strong Nail Hardner
This was a product that I needed to get because my nails are peeling and chipping like no tomorrow. I haven't tried this out yet because I have just been wearing normal nail polishes all the time, So hopefully it does it's job.

And thats all the things that I got from Priceline a couple of weeks ago.
Has their been any products that you have seen in Priceline that have stood out to you?
Have a lovely day! 



Sunday, 10 November 2013

Review: Crabtree & Evelyn Citron, Honey & Coriander Body Scrub

Not long ago, I discovered a cute shop in Perth called Crabtree & Evelyn which sells a whole bunch of really nice smelling body soaps, creams and scrubs. I picked up this body scrub which is apart of the Citron, Honey & Coriander Collection. All the products in the Citron, Honey & Coriander Collection have a spicy lemony scent which is one of the main reasons I decided to give this product a go.

First off, the product came in a box which makes everything a little more exciting. The design on the box is very simple and vintage inspired. The tube is a perfect size and it stands on its lid which is fantastic because it means I won't waste any product because the product travels down naturally.

The body scrub is a thick, creamy texture which is jam packed with exfoliating sunflower seed wax granules to remove dead skin cells, leaving the skin smooth. The instructions said to "Apply generously to dry or slightly damp skin, then rub in circular motions". I tried both on different days and found that applying the scrub on dry skin was very scratchy. I personally found it was easier to spread the product on my skin when I quickly splashed some water on my legs before I used the scrub. I also found that this way of applying the scrub was more gentle than scrubbing on dry skin so I would recommend that way if you have sensitive skin.

After massaging the body scrub onto my legs for about five minutes, I hopped into the shower to rinse it off and I was so surprised with the results. My legs felt very soft and smooth and there wasn't an overpowering smell {it smelt oh so lemony}.

I paid $30.00 AUD for this product and at first I thought it was a little bit pricy. However after trying the product for myself, I was extremely impressed with how it left my skin feeling and I think its worth it.

Have you tried anything from Crabtree & Evelyn?


Thursday, 7 November 2013

Would You Rather Tag

I was tagged a couple of days ago by Amelie from All Things Glitter and Beauty to do the "Would You rather Tag". Definitely check out her lovely beauty and fashion blog if you haven't already!

{1} Would you rather lose all of your mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks and lip glosses or lose all of your palettes and eyeshadows?
I think I could live without my palettes and eyeshadows more than I can without my mascaras, eyeliners and lipsticks.

{2} Would you rather chop off all your hair or never be able to cut it again?
WHAAA?! It's taking forever for me to grow my hair but if I don't cut it, it won't grow..this is such a difficult question. omg. fine, chop it off. :'(

{3} Would you rather have a coral cheek or a pink cheek?
I'm definitely a pink cheek kinda gal. I tried a coral cheek once but I think I put a bit too much on and it put me off coral cheeks for good.

{4} If you had $1000 to spend, would you rather buy clothes or makeup?
OUUUUUi! This is a toughie too because then I could buy a lot of high street make up brands or I can buy loads of clothes. I'm going to say clothes because I'm the kind of girl that looks at her packed out wardrobe and sobs because she doesn't have anything to wear.

{5} Would you rather apply lipstick as eyeliner or eyeliner as lipstick?
Either one as the other would be a complete disaster so I'm going to go with option 3 which is neither. But if I had to choose, probably lipstick as eyeliner!

{6} Would you rather only shop at MAC or Sephora?
Believe it or not, but I have only been to one MAC counter in my life and it wasn't even for me! SHOCKER! A BEAUTY BLOGGER NOT SHOPPING AT MAC?! WHAT MADNESS! Just thinking about the products at MAC is making me and my wallet cry. I have never been to a Sephora either {We don't have it in Australia which is really sad for the beauty community here}. So, Which ever one has the most range of products is my answer!

{7} Would you rather only use one eyeshadow colour or one lip color for the rest of your life?
I basically use the same eyeshadow everyday anyways so I know I can live with the same shade of eyeshadow that I know will suit both day and night.

{8}Would you rather wear winter clothes in summer or summer clothes in winter? 
I do enjoy my winter clothes more than summer clothes.. And I think I could live inside during the summer with the air-conditioner on! 

{9} Would you rather have dark nails or bright nails all year round?
I think I would have bright nails all the time because brighter colours tend to make me feel more happier.

{10} Would you rather give up your favourite lip product or your favourite eye product?
I think I would give up some of my lipsticks because I can't live without a good cat eye! ;D 

{11} Would you rather only be able to wear your hair in a ponytail or a messy bun?
I would rather wear my hair in Ponytails because they take little to no time to put it up and they show off how long my hair is {which is not very long}. Plus, I can't bull off messy buns like most people can.

{12} Would you rather never be able to paint your nails again or never use lip gloss?
Probably never be able to wear lip gloss again because I have way too many nail polishes that I am in love with that are in different shades and brands that I need to use up.

{13} Would you rather shave your eyebrows and have none at all or sharpie them in everyday?
I can't even fill in my eyebrows properly now, how do you expect me to sharpie them in everyday?! HAHAH omg but I would never shave my eyebrows off.

{14} Would you rather line without makeup or nail polish?
Finally, an easy one! I would rather live without nail polish because "makeup" consists of basically everything like foundations, eyeliners, mascaras, blushers, bronzers etc {The list goes on}. I think I would get more out of makeup than nail polish because I have problematic skin that I need to hide.

I hope you enjoyed my answers, it was a fun tag to do and the questions were more difficult than I thought.

I Tag:
Sofia at Sofia Dot
Ashleigh at Makeupbyashh
Sarah at More Than Adored

and to anyone else who would love to do this tag!

Thanks for reading,
Hope you have a lovely day!


Monday, 4 November 2013

Top 5 Spring Lipsticks

Today I thought I would share my favourite 5 lipsticks that I like to wear in the spring time. It's this season of year that I like to steer towards the lighter shades of lipsticks in my collection and find myself reaching for these lipsticks over and over again. 

1. Rimmel London Lasting Finish {Pink Blush}
2. Maybelline Color Whisper {Petal Rebel}
3. Maybelline Color Sensational {Ice Tea}
4. Maybelline Color Sensational {Born with It}
5. Maybelline Color Whisper {Orange Attitude}

Wowza, I didn't realize that all my favourites at the moment are Maybelline {This ISN'T a sponsored post, I just genuinely love the brand of lipsticks at the moment}. They are moisturising enough for my semi-chapped lips that need a lil boost of colour and I am loving lipsticks that have a lustre finish at the moment!

What are your favourite lipsticks for spring?


Saturday, 2 November 2013

October Favourites 2013

Hi everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful October and enjoyed getting into the halloween spirit. I can't even believe that it's November already like where did the time fly?! Nothing extra interesting happened in the month of October for me which is kind of sad {I was probably recovering after the one direction concert I went to in September}. And I was super bummed out that I didn't get the chance to try out any "new" beauty products because I was trying to save my money, nonetheless I recovered some oldies and discovered a couple of newbies that I have been using and loving in the month of October.

Vineyard Peach Body Butter 
I nearly forgot that I had this body butter in my collection but it has always been my favourite. It smells like fresh peaches and boy does it make me hungry because it smells SO good! I usually use it on my arms and legs and it sinks in so quickly, hydrates them and leaves them so smooth. I was so devo when I found out that it was a limited edition body butter and is not sold anymore! :'(

Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara
I have been using this mascara everyday this month because it gives my short, stubby lashes a nice lift {with the help of Mr eyelash curler}. It's also waterproof which is fantastic because I don't get home after work looking like a racoon.

Australis Eyeshadow Primer
I have been using this eyeshadow primer ever since I got it {First haul here} and have been loving it. It makes my eyeshadows stay in place all night which is it's main purpose. Definitely loving this one. 

Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm {Pink Blossom}
I have always loved Burt's Bees lip balms and I decided to try the tinted lip balm. They give a nice pigmented colour which is build-able which is perfect for adding a little colour to the face without going overboard in heavy lipsticks. Love it!

Yes to Cucumbers Facial Towelettes
These towelettes remove dirt, sweat and make up AND they smell like cucumbers! They are also Oil-free, non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic which is wonderful for my acne prone skin. What I like about these face wipes are that they actually get all my makeup off so easily leaving it feel fresh.

And these are my favourite beauty products for the month of October. What were your beauty favourites? 

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