Friday, November 30, 2012

The Holiday Gift Guide 2012 - Part 6: Stocking Stuffers for Men

Hey everyone

Here is part 6 of my holiday gift giving series - Stocking Stuffers for Men!

1. 4 Piece Home Tool Set. Target
2. Quiksilver Slimmer Wallet. Surf Stitch
3. Nivea Shave Gel. Priceline
4. World War Z. Dymocks
5. Guitar Pick Punch. Think Geek
6. Spalding Neoprene Dumbell. Big W
7. Archer Season 1. JB Hi Fi
8. Billabong Belt. Surf Stitch
9. Wegner Classic 07 Knife. King of Knives
10. American Crew Citrus Mist Moisturisng Body Wash. Adore Beauty
11. Zippo Lighter. Engraving Plus
12. The Ultimate Combo Shirt. Threadless

What are you putting in the men in your life's stocking?


Thursday, November 29, 2012

November Favourites!

Hey everyone,

The year is almost over! How ridiculous is that? Here are another month of favourites for you!

Innoxa Naturally Nude Eye Shadow Quad - This is such a great little eye shadow quad. I don't want to spoil you on the colours because I have written a full review that will be up early next week ;D

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion - You know when you get a huge, painful pimple that makes you want to kill youself? You need this little spot treatment. This isn't as effective on small spots but for large spots it really dries them out so that they aren't as unbearable. I would recommend!

Revlon Just Kissable Balm Stain in Sweetheart - This is a product that truly delivers. The stain from this balm lasts on and on and on and it is such an easy product to throw in your bag and reapply throughout the day. However I have tried out some of the lighter colours and I was not as impressed with the staying power, so do keep that in mind.

Mirenesse Velvet Lip Lift Moisture Shine in 47 - It is a combination of two things, the smell and the opacity of this lipgloss that make it a winner in my books. This product is meant to be a lip plumper but I have noticed no such effects on my lips at least. But as a lip gloss that applies like a liquid lipstick and smells of cookies and cream I love it! I am very interested in trying more lip products from Mirenesse now!

Lush Ponche Shower Gel - This is such a lovely shower gel in the morning. It smells kind of like mandarins and tequila and fruity deliciousness. This is Christmas item so snap it up now while you can!

I am also going to start including some non beauty favourites in these posts from now on!

My favourite TV show this month has been The Office. I know I am so late getting on this train but this show is so funny. I would recommend checking out at least the first season if you haven't seen it yet. Also leave me a comment telling me who is your favourite character if you watch it! I love Jim but my boyfriend likes Michael the most.


In terms of music I have been still really enjoying The Presets new album, particularly this song.

I have also been playing a whole load of Playstation All Stars Battle Royale this month. It's a really fun brawler game featuring much loved characters from the Playstation franchise. It's essentially the Smash Bro's of Playstation, but the play style is quite different. You beat the crap out of one another to build meter which in turn gives you 3 levels of super attacks that kill the other players. As someone who grew up with Playstation I have been loving this game this month and I would highly recommend it. Oh and I have been playing as this guy. Ten points if you know who he is.

I gotta believe!


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Prize Mail Unboxing! - Video Post

Hey everyone!

Yesterday I received my prize from Kate's 50 followers give away and I wanted to make an unboxing video! So here it is :D


I do want to apologize that I look like a hot mess in this video. I was too excited to dig into these goodies to bother doing my hair or touching up my 6 hour old makeup, hahaha.

Go and follow Kate's blog La Beaute et le Blogueur!


Monday, November 26, 2012

Holiday Gift Guide Part 5: Deluxe Gifts for Men

Hey everyone

Here is part 5 of my holiday gift giving series - Deluxe Gifts for Men!

1. Herschel Backpack. Urban Oufitters or Kaeho
2. Aesop Soar Gift Set. David Jones or Myer
3. Remington Dual Foil Men's Shaver. Myer
4. Vans Canvas Shoes. Surf Stitch
5. Playstation Vita. EB Games
6. WeWood Odyessy Black Watch. WeWood
7. Ray Ban Wayfarers. David Jones or Myer
8. Star Wars Jedi Bathrobe. Think Geek
9. Eternity for Men by Calvin Klein EDP. David Jones or Myer
10. Urban Ears Headphone. Myer
11. The Walking Dead Season 1 and 2 Bluray. JB Hi Fi or Sanity
12. Game of Thrones Book Set. Dymocks

What are you buying for the men in your life this Christmas?


Sunday, November 25, 2012

Golden Eye, Tags and Christmas Decorations :)

Hey everyone,

I hope that you all had a lovely week. It's one month until Christmas today, how crazy is that? I can't believe I have almost been moved out of a home an entire year. It is at this time of year, when I am getting excited for Christmas that I always have to step back and appreciate how quickly time flies. Life is what happens whilst you're busy making plans.

I got my bottle of Golden Eye by OPI in the mail earlier this week and I finally tested it out on Friday. This is one of the colours from the James Bond Skyfall Collection, it is such a beautiful colour that really captures the essence of gold on the hands. This is the best gold nail polish I have ever seen. It is the ultimate festive nail polish. I am considering picking up a second bottle.

OPI Goldeneye

I was also tagged by two wonderful ladies - Ellie from Ellalogy and Mandy from Make Me Up Mandy, to list seven facts about myself. So here they are:

1. I really enjoy long walks listening to music, but I have to force myself to go most days.
2. My name means 'One who is like God', which is slightly ridiculous because I am an atheist.
3. I really enjoy video games but I am not very good at a lot of them.
4. I would like to eventually move to a milder climate. WA is too hot for me.
5. I really, really, really love Doctor Who, and I have seen every episode of Desperate Housewives.
6. My curly, frizzy hair drives me completely mental on a daily basis.
7. I talk too much.

Thank you for tagging me and you should definitely check out both of their blogs if you haven't already :D

I also put up my Christmas tree this week and I wanted to share a picture of it with you :D

Yes there's a Totoro in our tree.

I got a new job this week which is really exciting and I know what my first paycheck will be going towards...

Alhambra Duo EyeshadowKalahari Duo Eyeshadow
Nars Eye Shadow Duos in Alhambra and Kalahari

I hope you are all having a lazy Sunday :)


Friday, November 23, 2012

The Holiday Gift Guide 2012 - Part 4: Skincare Stocking Stuffers

Hey everyone

Here is part 4 of my holiday gift giving series - Skincare Stocking Stuffers!

1. Natio Daily Skincare Pack. David Jones or Myer
2. Popcorn Lip Scrub. Lush
3. Triology Anniversary Christmas Pack. Priceline or Myer
4. OPI Avonjuice Collection. David Jones or Myer
5. Natio Wellness Scrub. David Jones or Myer
6. Burts Bees Tips and Toes Kit. Priceline or Myer
7. Garnier BB Cream Set. Big W or Target.
8. Philosophy Mini Hope in a Jar. David Jones.
9. Benefit B Right Skincare Set. Myer or Benefit
10. Sukin Purifying Facial Mask. Priceline
11. Ginger Sparkle Mini Cube. The Body Shop
12. First Aid Beauty Soothe and Smoothe. Adore Beauty

What stocking stuffers are you buying for your friends/family?


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Bellabox November 2012 + October Reviews

Hey everyone

I finally received my Bellabox today and I just had to share what I got in my box :)

I just love the boxes these come in.

1. Skinmiso Nose Pore Pack - Sample Pack
2. Palmolive Strawberry Smoother Exfoliating Body Wash - Sample 50ml
3. Bioderma Crealine H20 - Sample 20ml
4. 4me Nail Polish Remover Pads - Full Size 30 Pads
5. Bloom Glitter Liquid Eyeliner - Full Size 4g
6. John Plunkett Essentials Anti Aging Moisturiser - Sample 20ml
7. Swisse Hand Cream - Sample 30ml

The October Box Product Reviews

1. Carmex Moisture Plus Lip Balm with Pink Tint - This is such a great little product! I carry this around in my handbag constantly. I would repurchase :D
2. Klorane Gentle Shampoo with Oat Milk - This was a nice shampoo :) I am not sure if I will repurchase this or not, I might if I see it on special next time I run out :)
3. Klorane Treatment - Sorry guys I haven't used this one yet!
4. Estee Lauder Resilience Lift Treatment - I love the smell of this. The only place I need lifting is under my eyes, and I'm sad to say it didn't make any difference that I could see. I won't repurchase.
5. DKNY Fresh Blossom Eau De Parfum - This perfume smells beautiful however it disappears in about 15 minutes on me! I have Eau De Toilettes that last longer. Would not purchase the full size.
6. Bourjois Smoky Effect Eyeliner in 72 Dark Purple - Meh. This is a very average eye liner. The Australis purple liner is my go to. Would not repurchase.
7. Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail Polish in Petal Pusher - I like this nail polish and it does dry quickly! The only thing I could flaw about this is that it dries a different colour than in the bottle. I may repurchase :)
8. Clinique Turn Around Concentrate Serum - I really liked this as a primer under makeup. It felt really nice but I don't know if I like some of the ingredients. I may repurchase.


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

First Impressions of the Revlon Just Kissable Balm Stain

Ahh yes they are finally here, the much hyped Revlon Kissable Balm Stains. I was lucky enough to win one off Priceline's Twitter, yay! These balm stains contain 2.7grams of product and they retail for $17.95. Not all of the colours have been released here sadly :( no Rendezvous (bright orange) for  us. Atleast there is ebay!

The shade is a bright pink called Sweetheart :D

When I received this in the mail the first thing that struck me was the very strong mentholated/peppermint smell. I am not going to lie, I don't like the smell in the tube, it reminds me of medicine. However, it is not noticeable once it is on the lips and it is very comfortable to wear even if you dislike the scent.

The top swatch is swiped once. The bottom swatch is to full opacity.

Swatched on the lips.

So far I am impressed :D I like how they fade on the lips in quite a flattering way. They are very easy to take in your bag and reapply too. The shine lasts a couple of hours on me and the stain lasts up to 6 hours on me. I think these could definitely become my summer essential! I am going to pick up these in a couple of other colours :)


Edit: I forgot to mention these are NOT kissable at ALL. My boyfriend has big pink lip marks on his cheek, like some kind of cartoon character.

Monday, November 19, 2012

The Holiday Gift Guide 2012 - Part 3: Deluxe Skincare Gifts

Hey everyone

Here is part 3 of my holiday gift giving series - Deluxe Skincare Gifts! 

1. Clinique Total Moisture Set. David Jones or Myer
2. Benefit Let There Be Bright Kit. Myer or Benefit
3. Clarins Skin Essentials Gift Set. Myer
4. 'Twas the Night Set. Lush
5. Clarisonic Mia. David Jones or Myer
6. Shiseido Bio Performance Super Corrective Serum Xmas Set. David Jones or Myer
7. Crabtree and Evelyn Rosewater Ultimate Luxuries. Crabtree and Evelyn.
8. Philosophy Great Skin is in. David Jones 
9. Aesop Preen Kit. David Jones or Myer
10. Jurlique Herbal Recovery Essentials. Jurlique or David Jones
11. Peter Thomas Roth Blemish Buster Kit. Kit Cosmetics
12. Soap and Glory Shower Trip. Kit Cosmetics

What is your main skin concern?


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Bits and Bobs and Giveaways :D

Hey everyone!

Today I was having a play around with my Vice Palette again and I did a rainbow EOTD :D

Sorry about the mascara!

I also wanted to remind you all about the giveaway I am hosting 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

It has been going for 2 weeks now and it ends in another 2 weeks :)

Also some people have been spamming the entries so rest assured if you spam I will disqualify you.

I also got an email from Kate this morning to say that I won her giveaway yay!

I'm so excited to receive these amazing prizes :3 thank you Kate!

If anyone in the Perth area feels like being overloaded with cute, the Perth Zoo has baby meerkats right now and they are the a big bag of awww! I spend a good amount of time on Wednesday oohing and aahing over them rolling around and digging in their little tunnels. He's a picture!

They're only 4 weeks old

I hope you are having an amazing weekend!


Friday, November 16, 2012

The Holiday Gift Guide 2012 - Part 2: Beauty Stocking Stuffers

Hey everyone!

Here is part 2 of my holiday gift giving series - beauty stocking stuffers!

1. Korres Lip Butter. Kit Cosmetics
2. Too Faced Beauty Edior Darlings Set. Kit Cosmetics
3. Face of Australia Lip Crayons. Priceline or Kmart
4. OPI Skyfall Minis Set. David Jones or Myer
5. Innoxa Eye Shadow Quad (I recommend the nude one!). David Jones or Myer
6. Maybelline Color Tattoos. Priceline or Kmart
7. Revlon Lip Butter Set. David Jones or Myer
8. Mecca Cosmetica Nail Polish Bauble. Mecca Cosmetica
9. Ulta3 Nail Polish. Terry White Chemists
10. Clarins Natural Light Lip Perfecter - David Jones or Myer
11. Natio Rosy Reflections Terracotta Bronzer - David Jones or Myer
12. Australis Creme Color for Cheeks and Lips - Priceline or Kmart

What beauty products are you hoping show up in your stocking?


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Another trip to Mac ft. Hug Me Lipstick

Hey everyone!

So I was at Mac the other day picking up something for my upcoming swap and I kind of accidentally left with a lipstick for myself too...

Mac Lipstick in Hug Me

This is my first Mac Lipstick in the Lustre formula. It is semi sheer and very moisturising on the lips. It is a brownish pink nude and I chose it as a shade to mute down my pigmented natural lip colour, and it works very well in my opinion :)

Super fun swatchy time

On the lips!

The Lustre formula does not last as long on my lips as the Amplified or Satin formulas. It feels a lot more like a lip balm with a strong pigmentation. I think the texture is very, very similar to the texture of the Face of Australia Lip Crayons. Overall I think this is a good lipstick for every day or for the work place :)

Which is your favourite Mac formula?


Monday, November 12, 2012

The Holiday Gift Guide 2012 - Part 1: Deluxe Beauty Gifts

Hey everyone!

Today marks the beginning of my new blog series - The Holiday Gift Guide 2012.

This series will run from now until Christmas, and will be posted every Monday and Friday.

Mondays posts will focus on deluxe gifts, and Fridays posts will focus on stocking stuffers.

I really hope you enjoy this series and that it helps you to organize your gift giving this holiday season!

1. bareMinerals Buxom Time to Shine 6 Piece Collection. Beauty Bay or Kit Cosmetics
2.  Too Faced Natural Eye Kit. Beauty Bay or Kit Cosmetics
3. Smashbox Complexion Perfection Kit. Kiss N Makeup NY or Mecca Cosmetica
4. Laura Mercier Glamour Wardrobe. Kiss N Makeup NY or  David Jones
5. Lancome Hypnose Mascara Set. David Jones or Myer
6. Stila All is Bright Lip Glaze Set. Beauty Bay or Mecca Cosmetica
7. Urban Decay Vice Palette. Beauty Bay or HQ Hair
8. Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclait and Luxurious Mascara Set. David Jones or Myer
9. Viva Glam Holiday Kit. MAC or Myer
10. bareMinerals Spark a Trend Light Show Palette. Beauty Bay or Kit Cosmetics
11. Nars Wicked Attraction Kit. Kiss N Makeup NY or Mecca Cosmetica
12. Benefit Primped for Takeoff! Myer or Benefit

What is on your Holiday Wish List?


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Face of the Day - Job Interview Makeup

Hey everyone!

Just have a quick FOTD for you today. I was going to a job interview so I was very made up haha.

This is the same makeup I did here in my video tutorial here if you want to check it out or know what products I used. 

Just a little update as well, I am starting my holiday series tomorrow - It's called The Holiday Gift Guide. So you can probably guess what it's going to be about haha. There will be new posts from that every Monday and Friday from now until Christmas so that will be a lot of fun :D

I hope you had a lovely weekend.


Friday, November 9, 2012

Essence Twilight Collection Swatches!

Hey everyone!

Today I have swatches of some of the items from the new Essence Twilight Collection. This collection is available at Target. I really not a fan of the Twilight series but this collection seemed really nice :D

The colour cosmetics I picked up were 3 of the pigments and the highlighter.

Pigments in A Piece of Forever, Jacob's Protection and Alice had a Vision Again

Shimmer Powder in Bella's Secret

Pigments in Jacob's Protection, Alice had a Vision Again, A Piece of Forever 
and Shimmer Powder in Bella's Secret

These pigments are a little flyaway in nature. I think you may want to use a good base with these. The effect of Jacob's Protection and Alice had a Vision Again upon application is quite beautiful, very rich and metallic. A Piece of Forever is pretty much pure gold glitter with not much of a base colour. I can imagine patting this over a gold cream shadow to create a very glittery look.

The shimmer powder in Bella's Secret is quite subtle but very beautiful. This would be a great highlighter for every day wear, as it is not overly metallic or intense as some highlighters can be. The texture is very smooth.

I also picked up all four nail polishes in this collection.

Nail Polish in  Edward's Love, Jacob's Protection, Alice had a Vision Again and A Piece of Forever

Nail Polish in A Piece of Forever, Jacob's Protection, Alice had a Vision Again and Edward's Love.

Nail Polish in A Piece of Forever, Jacob's Protection, Alice had a Vision Again and Edward's Love.

The formula of this nail polish is a delight! It is a thicker consistency but it is very easy to work with and it is completely opaque in 2 coats :) I would highly recommend these nail polishes!

I would highly recommend the shimmer powder and the nail polishes from this collection :)

Are you planning on picking up any items from this collection?


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Bourjois Priceline Gift With Purchase :D

Hey everyone

I have another deal to let you know about today! Priceline is currently offering a Gift with Purchase on the Bourjous range. Spend $19 or more in one transaction across the Bourjois range and receive a free gift!

The mini haul :)

I purchased the Blush in 37 Rose Pompon. The gift with purchase contained Bourjois Delice de Soliel Bronzer in 14, Bourjois 3D Effect Lipgloss in 03 and  Bourjois So Laque! in Beige Glamour 27.

Onto the swatches!

 Bourjois Delice de Soliel Bronzer in 14 and Blush in 37 Rose Pompon

Bourjois 3D Effect Lipgloss in 03

Bourjois So Laque! in Beige Glamour 27

Which gift with purchase deals have you been taking advantage of lately?


PS: Sorry to the ladies who have been waiting for the swatches of the Essence Twilight Collection, it will be up tomorrow!

NOTD: Coral and Gold

Hey everyone

I just wanted to share with you a quick Nails of the Day (really it was night) post.

Ulta3 Polishes in Watermelon and Antique Copper

These are 2 of my all time favourite Ulta3 nail polishes, they both have amazing formulas and at $2 each they are a very cheap way to add some more summer colours into your collection!

I love the looks of using metallics and bright colours together :D I might do a powder blue with silver next!

Yes sorry this was taken the other night, I only just remembered to share it with you guys :D


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Confessions of a Beauty Blogger Tag

Hey everyone!

Hard at work on the blog.
This picture makes no sense because I am short-sighted. My whole life is a life.

I was tagged by Mandy from Make Me Up Mandy. She is a really wonderful person and I think you should all follow her blog. She is such a kind and thoughtful person and her posts are always so interesting and informative. Her FFS posts never cease to make me smile, even if they are at her expense :P I'm just kidding of course, I <3 you Mandy.

Onto the tag!

1.  How many hours a week do you spend planning/writing/uploading posts?

This is a tricky one. Lately I have been posting most days, especially because I am currently on a 4 month university break. Lately I have been spending maybe an hour a day on my blog, so maybe like 7 hours a week? Whilst I am at university, I try to post maybe 4 times a week, so maybe only 4 hours or so a week. I don't really plan my posts more than a couple of days in advance.

2. Are you a spender or a saver?

I am a spender! I was brought up in a pretty thrifty family so once I got older and got my own money I have a tendency to go a little bit crazy. I do always put my bills first though, and I don't have a credit card. So maybe just I think I'm a spender...

3. When is it easiest for you to write your posts?

Whenever :) I live in a very peaceful household, just me and my boyfriend, and I have my own computer. During the semester, it's easiest to write my posts when I do not have anything due the next day haha!

4. What makes writing posts comfortable for you?

I always enjoyed writing at school, I was the top of English class. Writing is very easy and relaxing to me, I actually enjoy writing essays. It's one of those things I don't really have to think about too much.

5. What's your worst make up/hair habit?

The fact that I don't bother with my hair! My natural hair is absolutely mental. Use picture above as example. I literally scrunched and pinned it on top of my head. I spend so much more time on my makeup and skincare than my hair!

6. What's one quote you wish the world would live by?

Stop worrying about everyone else and worry about yourself. I used to be one of those people who always got caught up in other people's drama. Focus on the things that effect your life and your loved ones. Using your time and energy improving your life and being kind to the people who love you back and I can 100% guarantee you will be a happier person.

7. How long do you spend getting ready everyday?

Maybe about 40 minutes? It depends on the day!

8. What's your favourite post on your blog?

I really like my post on the Urban Decay Vice Palette - check it out here!

9. Who is a beauty blogger that you think deserves more subscribers that they have?

Firstly, Kate from La Beaute et le Blogueur. Not only is her blog well written but her photos are beautiful. I would also like to mention Mia from Tea with Mia. She is so kind and I love that she also posts about non-beauty related stuff :D I think you should check out both these ladies and tell them I sent you!

10. What's one this you're excited about in the coming year?

Well I am very excited about Christmas :) starting a new uni course next year also.

11. What's been your favourite blogging moment?

Reaching 100 followers was very nice :D

12. How long does it take to prep for a post?

Usually photos and editing take about an hour :)

13. Are you wearing jeans/skirt right now or are you wearing pajama bottoms?

I am wearing a paisley skirt that I thrifted recently.

14. What are you most proud of in your life?

I am proud that I worked hard at school to get into university, I worked hard in my gap year to pay to move from a country town to the city with all my own money, and I am proud that I now live here and pay my own expenses. I know it doesn't sound that exciting but I did it all with virtually no help and I am glad that I succeed at being an adult. A lot of my friends still live with their parents where as my entire life is independent and I can basically do whatever I want, whenever I want. :D

I would like to tag the following ladies!

Mia from Tea with Mia
Kate from La Beaute et le Blogueur
Shell from Love with Shell
Jen from The Shopping Queen
Julz from Julz Perri Nails

I want to tag more people but then I may as well list every blog I follow because you're all amazing.
If you're not here I tag you anyway!

Thanks so much for tagging me Mandy!


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Free Mirenesse Velvet Lip Lift Moisture Shine with Women's Day Magazine!

Hey everyone!

Today I wanted to quickly let you know about an awesome freebie with Women's Day Magazine this week. With each magazine they have attached a Mirenesse Velvet Lip Lift Moisture Shine. These are worth $40 a pop and the magazine is only $4 so I would highly recommend taking advantage of this offer.

There are 10 colours to collect, so naturally, I now have 6 copies of Women's Day XD

I also had to go to two Woolworths to find these colours, and I may also check another one tomorrow.

Clearly I bought this because I care so much about the frivolous lives of celebrities.

Colours Top to Bottom - 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 50

Number 43

Number 44

Number 45

Number 46

Number 47

Number 50

These glosses wear very well on me. I put one on a couple of hours before writing this post, and I can still see the colour and feel the product on my lips now. They also smell like cookies and cream, so so delicious!

Thank you so much to the lovely Amy from Beauty in a Bottle for posting about this offer.

Let me know what colour you pick up if you take advantage of this awesome offer!


Monday, November 5, 2012

My Christmas Giveaway! Benefit, Australis, Essie, Makeup Forever + More!

Hey everyone!

So today I have for you my first ever giveaway! This is my Christmas gift to you ladies and I really hope that who ever wins enjoys the prizes as much as I did picking them out :)

This giveaway is for my followers. If you are new to my blog, maybe you'd like to check some of my posts out before you go ahead and follow. There is an archive over on the right, feel free to click away!

Enough talking, onto the good stuff!

The Prizes

Benefit Skincare Gift Set - This gift set contains minis of the Benefit skincare line. I thought this would make a great Christmas gift!

Australis Totes Smokin' Eye Shadow Palette - This palette I have swatched here. It is a beautiful mix of coppery neutrals and purples and browns.

Essie The Resort Collection Nail Polish Cube - This contains four mini Essie nail polishes. Yay for nail polish!

Makeup Forever Aqua Black Cream Eye Shadow - I thought that I already reviewed this on my blog but I just realised I haven't! I use this both as an eye liner and an eye shadow. I will post a review up before the give away is over for sure!

Essence Twilight Collection Shimmer Powder - The highlighter from the new Essence Twilight collection. It is a beautiful shimmery gold highlighter :)

Natio Skin Brightening Balm - This is one of my new favourite primers. It smells lovely and it makes makeup glide on very smoothly.

Ulta3 Lipstick in Harem Pink - This lipstick is a dupe for Mac's Impassioned. You can see my comparison here.

Maybelline Baby Lips in Pink Glow - Who couldn't use another baby lips? This one changes colour to match your lips! Ooooh, fancy :D

The Rules:

1. This giveaway is only open to Australian residents. I am sorry international followers, in the future there will be a giveaway that includes you guys too! I just want to keep it simple since it's my first giveaway.

2. You will have to give me your address for you to claim the prize.

3. You have to follow my blog via Google Friend Connect and leave me a comment with your email address and the answer to my question to enter. The other entries are entirely optional :)

4. This giveaway will be open for one month until the 5/12/2012. I will announce the winner on my blog and contact them via email. You will get your package in time for Christmas :D

Good luck!


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Australis Totes Smokin Palette - Swatches

Hey everyone

So today I have for you swatches of the new Australis Totes Smokin Palette.

I found this yesterday at Target - it's not up on the Australis website yet so I'm not sure when the actual release date is :)

First Impressions

These shades are taken from their permanent eye shadow quads in Choc-a-block, The Big Smoke, Bees Knees and Fancy Pants. They can be applied wet or dry.

Nice packaging :)

The shades

Swatched Dry / Wet

Swatched Dry/Wet

My picks for colours are the copper and violet shades :D

I believe that the formula of these shades is very consistent with the regular Australis eye shadows. The texture is quite dry and soft in consistency. I wore these on my eyes for 6 hours yesterday and the colour in the crease faded a little in intensity but the lid colour was great and there was no creasing :D I think this is very, very similar to the Australis Nude Palette in texture and performance so if you liked that you should definitely pick this one up!

This retails for $10, I found it at Target.