Archive for February, 2012

February 28, 2012

Project 50 Pan: Taking Stock (blushes)

Inspired by Dee, I’ve decided to take stock of the products that I have squirreled away in my beauty cupboard. I feel that this will help me stay on track with Project 50 Pan, as it’s already been a huge “wtf why” experience just by looking through what I own to decide what to start taking stock with. Nevertheless the decision was made, and the decision was BLUSHES. My weakness (alongside champagne coloured eyeshadows), I just can’t say no to a pretty pink blush.

Stila Convertible Colour in Gerbera (a replacement and still unboxed), Benefit Cha Cha Tint, By Terry Liquid Blush in Fresh Rose, Elf Cream Blush in Flirt, LimeLily Cream Blush in Radiant, Stila Convertible Colour in Petunia, Becca Lip & Cheek Creme in Rosebud, Becca Creme Blush in Wild Orchid, b Collection by Bloom Cheek Tint in Yarra Valley, MAC Blush Creme in Ladyblush, MAC Cremeblend Blush in So Sweet So Easy & NYX Creme Blush in Rose Petal.

NYX HD Grinding Blush in English Rose, MAC Beauty Powder in Alpha Girl, MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Porcelain Pink, NYX HD Grinding Blush in Georgia Peach, Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso, Face Of Australia Blusher in Outback Primrose, YSL Touche Blush in Rose, MAC Mineralize Blush in Two Virtues, MAC Mineralize Blush in Dainty & MAC Sheertone Blush in Springsheen.

SAX Complexion Blusher in Coy, Estee Lauder Blush in Rose Nuance, Chanel Irreelle Blush in Tea Rose, NYX Powder Blush in Peach, NYX Powder Blush in Angel, Estee Lauder Blush in Peach Nuance, Elf Blush in Glow & Elf Blush in Innocence.

Step 1: admitting you have a problem.
February 26, 2012

‘Lust Have It’ February 2012

Lust Have It took a sabbatical at the beginning of the year, so I was happy to return from my Bali trip to find the the Lust Have It February box delivered and ready to be opened. It was filled with annoying shredded paper (as always) and the following beauty goodies: Taut Collagen Infusion Mask $44.95 for 5 pack (I am wary to try this after receiving the Taut shark cartilage drink in an earlier box. Just… no.), Davroe Tame Lemongrass Detangler $21.50 for 315ml (probably the most interesting product for me in this month’s box), Sasy N Savy Rose Lavender Hand N Nail Repair Cream $25 for 100ml (worst brand name ever), LUSH Sugar Scrub $6.50 for 100ml (I am looking forward to trying this, despite the botanical scent) & Lancome Juicy Tube $46 for 14g (the only product I’ve tried previously, and look forward to using again). What are your thoughts on this month’s box?
February 26, 2012

Burt’s Bees Beeswax Handcreme Giveaway Winner

Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter the Burt’s Bees Beeswax Hand Creme Giveaway, and my apologies at drawing the winner so late. Congratulations to Kimberley, as Random.org has deemed you the winner of the giveaway! I will be emailing you soon for your details. Thanks again to everyone for participating and of course to Echolife for hosting the giveaway.
February 22, 2012

Product Review: Echolife Rose Facial Mist

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say this is a perfect product. A holy grail even. I love rose mists, and have been using them in place of a toner on and off ever since I started getting serious about skin care. The Echolife Rose Facial Mist is in the top 3 of all of the floral mists I have tried over the years, and that is saying a lot. The ingredients are pure and simple (nothing but purified water and rosa centifolia oil) and the smell is subtle and refreshing. The Echolife Rose Facial Mist is beneficial for all skin types, but for my combination skin I find that it helps out most with redness and general skin irritability. This particular mist gets bonus points for being all natural (vegan), paraben free and free from animal testing. It gets double bonus points and a free life for being the creation of Echolife, one of my favourite Australian online health stores on the web. The Echolife Rose Facial Mist retails for $19.90 (with free shipping within Australia) and can be purchased online from the Echolife store. (note: I was sent this product for consideration for review)
February 20, 2012

Project 50 Pan (part 3)

11 – Original & Mineral Fine Intellect Shampoo
12 – The Body Shop Aloe Calming Toner
13 – Wella Enrich Moisturising Treatment
14 – Bloom Vanilla Bean Scented Soap
15 – Haus of Gloi Litchi Milk Tea Pumpkin Butter

I’m plodding along gradually with the products that I’m using up, and I slipped and ‘accidentally’ purchased a few things, so I’m not doing that well with sticking to the plan. Having said that, my spending has slowed down a LOT in regards to beauty products since starting this challenge. So far, so good!

February 20, 2012

Pantene Aqua Light Giveaway Winners

A huge thank you to everyone who took the time to enter our recent Pantene Aqua Light giveaway, it was the most popular giveaway that I’ve had the opportunity to host so far. Random.org has done it’s work, and the following people were selected as the lucky winners:

#16 – Roberto Colombi
#1 – Beauty Snippets
#2 – Therese
#32 – Belinda Robins
#78 – Vija

Congratulations to the five of you, I will be contacting you all via email shortly. Once again, a big thanks to everyone who entered and keep your eyes peeled for more giveaways on The Belle Lumiere in the near future.