Archive for March, 2012

March 31, 2012

Pantene Nature Fusion Giveaway

Liv Tyler for Pantene

If you’re anything like me you’re on the constant search for a product that will help you achieve ‘perfect hair’. Perfect hair for me looks healthy and glossy and is a rich shade of chocolate brown, pretty much exactly like Liv Tyler’s hair in the picture above. Pantene have offered 3 prize packs to give away to help you achieve your own perfect hair, each containing Nature Fusion Intensive Penetrating Treatment, Nature Fusion Leave On Crème and Nature Fusion Root Lift Mist. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post telling me what your idea of perfect hair is (and be sure to include your email address so that I can contact you if you are one of the lucky winners). Please note that this is open to Australian residents only and the giveaway closes April 28, 2012. Good luck!
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March 29, 2012

‘Bellabox’ March 2012

You just know I ate that cookie right away. Pictured above are the March offerings from Australian beauty subscription service Bellabox. This month’s theme was all about letting your true self shine with the help of these bare faced beauty products. Included in the box were: U Little Beauty Natural Shine Hair Serum $19.95 for 100ml, Yes To Carrots Lip Tint $9.95 for 2.6gm, Pure Fiji Coconut Hydrating Body Lotion $29.95 for 354ml (I am most excited about this product – except for the cookie of course), Bellamer Eye Balm $40 for 15gm & Eyelift (not pictured) $29 for 15 pots. What are your thoughts on this month’s Bellabox? Does this interest you enough to tempt you to subscribe? (note: this product was sent to me for consideration for review)
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March 25, 2012

NOTD – OPI for Sephora ‘Metro Chic’

I’ve literally had this colour on my nails non-stop since the beginning of March. My grandmother brought it back from me after her trip to the USA last year, and I’ve only just opened up the bottle as it’s the start of Autumn and time to start wearing these sorts of shades. This is pretty much the perfect mushroom purple/grey colour, so if you’re lucky enough to live in the US or are able to get someone to ship it to you – I suggest doing so ASAP!
March 24, 2012

J Crewsing

During the week I received an email letting me know that my favourite preppy, cashmere-loving, ballet flat-wearing store J Crew now ship to Australia. Not only that, but they’re offering free shipping to Australia until April 30th. J Crew didn’t bother to align this news with my pay week, so they’ve missed out on a massive happy-panic buying spree from me. Until next pay day you’re all more than welcome to buy me these things for autumn/winter –

PS: Guys, they have a god damn ballet flat boutique. I want to marry this store and have little rainbow coloured cashmere cardigan babies.
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March 19, 2012

The Go-To Face

Despite having more makeup than any one person could possibly need in a life time (honestly I’m not sure where it all comes from and I’m starting to believe that it breeds while I sleep), I tend to wear the same makeup every day. These are the products that I reach for when I’m a) feeling lazy b) in a rush or c) stuck in a makeup rut. Basically they’re my tried and true favourites and I’ve discovered that slapping them together on my face doesn’t leave too bad a result.

NP Set Calming Pre-Foundation Primer – A little of this primer goes a long way, as it contains slight shimmer particles that can leave your face looking like a disco ball. I discovered this when I caught a glimpse of my reflection in the train window one afternoon. Not a good look.

Givenchy Photo Perfexion Foundation (in Perfect Ivory) – This is my holy grail foundation and the perfect match for my temperamental skin. The foundation is light enough for medium coverage on average days and easy to build up for night time if necessary.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer (in Fair) – 6 months ago I would have said Benefit Erase Paste was my holy grail concealer, but it’s since been usurped by this little beauty. Lightweight, a good cover match, easily blendable and reasonably cheap. Everything I could possibly want in a concealer.

Face Of Australia Loose Powder (in Outback Translucent) – This is the only loose powder that I’m using at the moment and I really like it.

Urban Decay Primer Potion (in Original) – This eye primer has received mixed reviews, but I love it. It helps keeps eyeshadow on my grease & crease prone lids all day (or night).

MAC Eyeshadow (in Orb) – This is the perfect matte neutral eyeshadow for my skintone. It has a slight peach tint which makes it look like there is something on my lids, but it’s still very low key and neutral. I use this as an all over lid shade.

MAC Eyeshadow (in Dazzlelight) – This shadow has a slight sheen to it so I use this as a brow & inner eye highlight. It just helps to give a bit of dimension to an otherwise super basic eye look.

NYX Felt Tip Liner (in Jet Black) – Having finally mastered the art of liquid liner, I feel like a shark without it (hi beady little eyes). I also find that the thick black liquid liner adds a bit of drama to this very neutral eye look.

Lancome Hypnose Mascara – The best mascara I have ever used. Helps thicken & lengthen lashes and leaves no gritty fallout. Will repurchase forever and ever.

CK Brow Definition Crayon (in Brunette) – I only really started filling in my eyebrows at the end of last year, but I’ll never go back. In my opinion it makes a world of difference to any makeup look when brows are filled in.

NYX Powder Blush (in Peach) – I alternate my cheek and lip products the most out of everything, but lately I’ve been using this blush a lot. It gives a perfect sheer pink wash of colour an is dirt cheap.

MAC Tinted Lip Conditioner (in Petting Pink) – Quite possibly THE best lip product to grab and apply on the go. This was one of the first products I ever bought from MAC and I’ve been faithful to it ever since.

So what is your go-to face?

March 18, 2012

‘Lust Have It’ March 2012

The Lust Have It selection for March was pretty impressive and there are 2-3 products in here that I know I’ll get some use out of. I’ve been toying with the idea of of cancelling my subscription for a while now but I just can’t resist the lure of having a parcel arrive once a month, especially when I’ve cut back so much on all of the other online shopping that I do. Included in this month’s box were: Karpati Dito Nail Lacquer $19.95 for 8ml, Mirenesse Pearl Crush Creaseless Shadow $29.95 for full size, Davroe Moisture Senses Argan Oil $23.95 for 50ml, 1Skin Solutions Lip Balm in Vanilla $9.90 for 5g, Kosmea Replenishing Moisture Cream $49.95 for 50ml.