Monday, 27 October 2014


As you may know from one of my past posts I am in love with this Rimmel Glam Eyes quad - it looks amazing, doesn't it?! It contains a gorgeous combination of colours and yes, I managed to smoosh all 4 shades on my eye lid. I finished the look off with the darkest lipstick I own to give it a vampy winteresque look.

Estee Lauder Illuminating Primer
Estee Lauder Double Wear Light - 01 Light
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer - Vanilla
Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
Estee Lauder Sumptuous Infinite Mascara
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette
Mac Eyeshadow (Brows) - Charcoal Brown
Mac Eyeshadow (Eyeliner) - Carbon
Mac Mineralize Blush - Warm Soul
Rimmel Glam Eyes Quad - Smokey Brun
Estee Lauder Pure Colour - Plum Couture



Monday, 20 October 2014

THE BODY SHOP Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter

I have been wanting to try out a cleansing balm for a long time and I was initially going to buy the Clinique Cleansing Balm, because I had heard lots of good things about it. But instead I picked up The Body Shop, Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter (can I eat it?) I saw a fellow blogger talk about it.. (I went through all the blogs I follow and I cannot find who blogged about it. Please comment below if you remember! - I bought it because of you! ;D ) The Body Shop one was less then half the price at AU$21.95 for 90g, compared the Clinique one for AU$55 at 120g.

I have tried this a few times & I must say I'm very impressed! You only need a small amount to melt off a full face of makeup. It barely leaves any residue after and your skin doesn't feel stripped of its oils. This would be great for travel, even though it looks bulky, its extremely light and the container is thin.

On the other hand, when I went into The Body Shop to purchase this, the lady who served me suggested I try the Cleansing Oil from this range, because in her opinion she thought it did an even better job then the butter! So, after this butter I told her Ill be back to try that as well. :)

Have you tried out any cleansing balms/butters? 


Thursday, 16 October 2014

ESTEE LAUDER Illuminating Primer

I have been looking for a new primer to try out, and seeing as that I was using the Estee Lauder Illuminating Perfecting Primer (AU$48) on customers, I thought I may as well give it a go myself!

Like the name suggests, it illuminates and perfects the skin. I use this primer whenever I want my foundation to sit on my skin more evenly and last all day/night long. 

I wear it most the time with my L'Oreal True Match foundation as I don't think the foundation looks the best on its own. But on the other hand I sometimes wear it underneath my EL Double wear Light foundation to make look that teeny bit better and last a tiny bit longer.

So the moral of the story is; if  I want L'Oreal True Match to look just as nice as Estee Lauder Double Wear Light, I have to wear a primer.

Whats your favourite Primer? :) 


Sunday, 12 October 2014

Makeup Haul - First Impressions

The other day I was in the cosmetic section at Target. I had no intention to buy anything but I just thought YOLO and this happened... 

Maybelline Colour Tattoo Pure Pigments - Buff & Tuff & Downtown Brown (AU$11.95ea)
When first applied, colours are very flattering on the eye and easy to use but within an hour or so, the colour faded quite a lot. (I always use Mac Paint Pot in Painterly to prime my eye lid because my eye shadows fade and crease quicker, due to having an overhanging lid.) So even with some sort of primer underneath they still faded! The colour may last longer if I use my Nars Eyeshadow Base underneath, but to be honest I shouldn't have to prime my eye lid.

Rimmel Scandal Eyes Eyeshadow Stick - Bulletproof Beige (AU$12.95)
My Initial thought was soft, creamy and easy to apply. Colour wasn't as intense as I thought it was going to be but it is called 'beige' so I guess its supposed to look beige not gold-ish - like the packaging would suggest. (Darker colours may be more pigmented) It didn't do anything for me on its own, so I used an eyeshadow over top, which did intensify the colour of the eyeshadow and made it last a little longer throughout the day. 

Maxfactor Colour Elixir Gloss - Polished Fuchsia 
Personally not for me as I am not a gloss gal, but why did I buy it? you may ask.. The girl on the advertisement was wearing one and it appeared to look like one of those highly pigmented, super glossy lip lacquers every make up brand is coming out with. But I was wrong - its just a lip gloss. (False advertising, I guess?) The formula is very good though, not sticky at all and it does have a good amount of colour for a lip gloss. But not enough colour for me, unfortunately! 

Rimmel Glam Eyes Quad - Smokey Brun (AU$14.95)
Probably the best and most affordable eye shadow purchase I have made for a long time! First off, the colours are all super easy and wearable, whether its all four at once for an intense look or one or two shades for a 'slap on an out the door' look. They have the perfect level of pigmentation - build-able and easy to blend. I am really keen to try out other colours from this range!

There is a reason why I don't normally go out and buy a bunch of things I haven't researched.. Because there's usually only one gem amongst a few duds.. = wasted money. If I could turn back time I wouldn't pick up the Maxfactor Colour Elixir gloss & Rimmel Scandal Eyes Eyeshadow Stick. But the Maybelline pigments are average & I still was curious to try them and the Rimmel Glam Eyes quad, like I said I want to try more. :)

Hope you enjoyed my first impressions!
Have you found any gems lately?! 


Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Raspberry Bite - Face of the Day

Lately, I have been really into red/berry/coral lips, as you can probably tell from this post and my last. Even though winter has pasted and its Spring now in Australia, I have really been loving reddish lips with bronze eyes and cheeks. 

Estee Lauder Double Wear Light – 01 Light
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette
Nars Creamy Concealer – Vanilla
Nars Smudge Proof Eye Shadow Base
Estee Lauder Sumptuous Infinite Mascara
Mac Eye Shadows – Wedge & Carbon
Mac Eye shadows (brows) - Charcoal Brown
Mac Mineralize Blush – Warm Soul
KIKO Colour Sphere Eye Shadow – 04
Revlon Lustrous Lipstick – Raspberry Bite

Whats your go-to lip colour at the moment? Red, pink, purple, coral, berry, orange, green, blue, yellow?.. 


Thursday, 2 October 2014

The Little Pantry

Two of my friends & I went on a little brunch date to the The Little Pantry in Shenton Park.
I chose to have the pancakes as I had been craving them for weeks!

Estee Lauder Pure Colour Envy Lipstick - Impassioned
Stella By Stella Mccartney
Top - ASOS
Shorts - Sportsgirl
Sunnys - Collete Dinnigan

How much do you love brunch?! ;)