Friday, 28 September 2012

Face of the Day

Product listing

Skin 79 BB Cream / Coastal Scents flat top buffer brush 110

VS Sassoon Hot Rollers

Tangle Teezer

Garnier Age Rewind Concealer / Furless brush

Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder in Transparent / Coastal Scents buffer brush

Physican's Formula Blush in Rose Pearl / Coastal Scents blush brush

Savvy by DB Eyebrow pencil in light brown

Model's Prefer eye primer

Essence Lash and Brow gel

Naked Palette -

Buck / Model's Prefer blending brush

Hustle / Model's Prefer blending brush, Coastal Scents flat brush

Naked / Coastal Scents brush

Virgin / Coastal Scents brush

Essence gel liner in Midnight in Paris - Coastal Scents liner brush

Simple Eye Makeup remover pen

Max Factor Xperience Mascara

Nivea Essentials Lip Balm

Essence lipstick in All About Cupcake

You can watch the getting ready with me video below :)

Sleek i-Divine Oh So Special Palette

Hey Pretties

My Sleek order came today yea!

I ordered back on the 10th the Sleek i-Divine Oh So Special Palette from and it arrived today :)

I purchased this palette for $9.99 with $2.77 postage.  Super cheap right!  A great price for 12 eye shadows.

There are several different palettes in the i-Divine series but this is the one that caught my eye and demanded I buy it and give it a new home in my collection.  This palette contains a mix of matte and shimmer shadows, perfect for creating loads of different looks.

I love how the palette comes with an overlay so you can see the shadow names.  It also comes with a double ended sponge tip applicator and a weighty mirror.  The mirror is huge!

I'm really looking forward to giving this palette a whirl and I think it will be great for spring!

So tell me, have any Sleek palettes demand you purchase them? 

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Unsubscribing from "the boxes"

Hi Pretties

Today I wanted to talk about my decision to unsubscribe from "the boxes".  By the boxes I mean Bellabox and LustHaveIt.

I have been subscribed to Bellabox since March and LustHaveIt since around June and was initially elated with the boxes.  I've gotten some great stuff in each box, and really enjoyed many of the products.  BUT, I have not tried one product that I wish to repurchase, and have more lotions and skin scrubs than I can poke a stick at.  I'm not wanting to sound ungrateful as I really appreciate what each of these boxes are doing, but I have decided they are not for me.  The novelty has worn off.

Cancelling both my memberships has left me with an extra $30 each month which I am now spending on a gym membership at the cost of $32 a month.  My body will thank me for it!

From my experiences with Bellabox I have really enjoyed their boxes.  They seem to be focused on more natural, skincare type products.  Again, I have not wanted to purchase anything I have tried and I have received a hell of a lot of brown lipsticks from them.  No so fussed on the brown.  Another complaint I have with Bellabox is the shipping.  Now I know they can only do so much and Australia Post does the rest, but for some reason I get to read all the blog posts on a Friday about what people have received, and I don't get my box until the following Monday.  If only they would ship out all the boxes on a Monday, everyone would receive them in the same week.

LustHaveIt seems to be a bit more of a fun box.  I've gotten more hair care and makeupy type items from LustHaveIt.  Although lately the boxes seem to be lacking a little in terms of content.  Possibly due to the takeover of Glossy Box and the new Eco-Boxes it may have all become a little too much for them to handle. In terms of shipping I seem to be one of the first to get the LustHaveIt box, but they do come later in the month.  I don't really have complaints about the box coming later as it still comes in the month it is expected.

If I had to chose between the two I would chose Bellabox.  They are more consistent and seem a little more stable, but if skincare is not for you then avoid this box!

Tell me, are you still subscribed to the boxes?

Sunday, 16 September 2012

BYS Eyeshadow Palette in Neutral Charm

Hi Pretties

I just wanted to share with you a really cute eyeshadow palette I picked up yesterday from KMart for $7.75!

The colours are gorgeous and while I was not expecting much from this palette the colours swatch really nicely, have great pigment and are long wearing with an eyeshadow primer.


Open - Comes with 2 double ended applicators and a tiny mirror under there

Top row swatched

Bottom row swatched

I think this palette is great for the price.  $7.75!  A bargain!  While the colours are not very 'springy' they are certainly beautiful and I think I will get a lot of wear out of this palette.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Sukin Moisturiser Bonus Offer at Priceline

Hi Pretties

I just wanted to share with you today a little bonus offer I found at my local Priceline at is in fact advertised in the current catalogue but I had missed it and maybe you have too!

It's the Sukin Rose Hip Oil with bonus full sized moisturiser.  This pack is valued at $29.98 and on sale for $19.99 in the catalogue.  I'm not sure if it was only the new Priceline near my work (Maitland), but I actually got this set for $16!

I've been using it for two days now and I am in love!  The smell of the moisturiser is amazing, and my skin seems plumper and more refreshed already.

I recommenced checking it out to see if you can get this bargain as well!

Friday, 7 September 2012

Avene Gentle Eye Makeup Remover

Hey pretties

I'm just full of empty product reviews at the moment!  I've finished off yet another Bellabox/LustHaveIt sample and this time it is the Avene Gentle Eye Makeup Remover.

I actually really disliked this product when I first tried it as the consistency is really strange.  It is quite gel like and it really put me off at first.  I have really grown to like this product though as it does a great job at removing eye makeup.  I tend to judge my eye makeup removers by whether or not they will remove Essence Gel Liner and this actually managed to do this.

It is very gentle and doesn't sting the eyes at all.  If I didn't have a spare of this product I would be purchasing this straight away.

A great product.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Empty Product Review - Pure Fiji Hydrating Body Lotion

Hey Pretties

Today is another empty product review for you.  This time it is on the Pure Fiji Hydrating Body Lotion in Orange Blossom infusion.

I received this product in a LustHaveIt and it smells amazing.  I have heard a lot of great things about the Pure Fiji brand and I quite enjoyed.

The disappointing thing about this product is the cap broke and it required quite a bit of effort to secure it back on.  It was also difficult to get the product out of the container and took a bit of effort to get the last bits out.

As far as the product itself it is a nice lotion.  I love the smell and it is hydrating enough without leaving any kind of sticky residue.

I will definitely repurchase this product or another product in the Pure Fiji range if not for the smell alone!

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Empty Product Review - Dove Sensitive Skin Nourishing Body Wash

Hi Pretties

Hope you are having a great weekend!  Today I have an empty product review on the Dove Sensitive Skin Nourishing Body Wash that I received a couple of months ago as part of the trial team.

This product retails for around $6.99 at Supermarkets and Priceline etc and is readily available for purchase.

I really liked this product and the smell is very inoffensive which I think would be great for those with fragrance sensitive skin.  I study seasonal eczema and this product didn't irritate my skin at all.  I didn't improve it, but it didn't make the situation worse.  I also found this product great to use as a shaving cream.

I would definitely repurchase this product.