Sunday, September 28, 2014

Essie - Mirror Metallics

Hi guys! Hope you are all well! Today I have some colours from the Essie - Mirror Metallics collection to show you, even though it has been out for quite some time, it's still a classic collection I wanted to try! There are 5 colours in this collection but today i'll be showing you 4 of them; Penny Talk (a bronze penny chrome shade), Blue Rhapsody (a mid silvery-blue chrome), Nothing Else Metals (a silvery lilac) and No Place Like Chrome (a silver chrome). As usual with chrome polishes, these dry very quick so you need to have a quick, light hand when applying otherwise you will drag the polish and it will be uneven. They are amazing colours and Penny Talk is so worth the hype! I applied 2 coats of each followed by 1 coat of G&G topcoat. Please excuse the different nail lengths in the photos, I had a break when I swatched the second half of these polishes. Essie can be found at Myer and Priceline (who have a really great sale on at the moment, selling these mirror metallic polishes for only $4.47!! - i'd suggest jumping online here now!)

Blue Rhapsody
No Place Like Chrome
Nothing Else Matters
Penny Talk
Which colour is your favourite? Hope you enjoyed this post! xx

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Opalescence Go Teeth Whitening Treatment

Hi everyone! Hope you are doing well and looking forward to the weekend! Today I have a product to show you by the brand Opalescence, that specialises in teeth whitening. The treatment I tested was the take home pack called Go 6%, an affordable whitening treatment that contains 6% hydrogen peroxide, and is so powerful and effective it is only dispensed by dentists. The way it works is that the powerful whitening gel comes in a prefilled, disposable tray that is simply inserted into the mouth and worn for an hour.

This product was super easy to use but did require a few tasks to be done before and after the application. The packaging says it must be refrigerated when not in use, but when you are intending on using the product you must let it cool to room temperature so you will need to plan in advance if you want to do it that night. It is ideal to do at night once you have finished eating because you need to brush your teeth straight after. Each tray has the letter T and B for top and bottom so you place them in your mouth, over your teeth and gently suck to make the gel adhere to the teeth. Once it feels securely placed you can take the plastic layer off the top of each tray and let it sit in your mouth for about an hour. After an hour it feels a bit funny as you're used to having something in your mouth restricting your teeth from fully closing but that quickly goes back to normal. I then brushed my teeth and examined my teeth. One thing I noticed actually was that some of my teeth had small whiter dots on them compared to the whole tooth, but this completely disappeared by the morning. I definitely noticed my teeth are much whiter than before and look great! It has been a month since I've used my last tray and i'm very happy with the results. Check out the website here to find out where you can try Opalescence in your area.

Before
Right after first treatment was applied, with visible whiter parts of the teeth showing
After, the next morning
I really enjoyed using this product and will definitely be using it when I notice my teeth start to become less white, it is a much quicker alternative to whitening toothpastes or pens and it caused me no sensitivity at all!

Monday, September 22, 2014

NCLA + Kester Black Nail Art

Hey guys! Today I have a really quick post to share with you. I used 2 coats of NCLA - Elegantly Punk and freehanded using Kester Black in Acid and Blueberry Tart. I finished it off with 1 coat of SV. I really enjoyed wearing this manicure! What do you think? I love these colours together!!



Friday, September 12, 2014

Bobbi Brown - New Products 2014

Hi everyone! How are you? I hope you are having a fantastic week so far! Today I have some cosmetics by Bobbi Brown to show you. I have 3 of the new long wear gel sparkle gel liners, as well as 2 brow products, a limited edition Creamy Matte Lip Colour from the upcoming Smokey Nudes collection and 1 nail polish. Let's jump right in! Bobbi Brown is available online at www.bobbibrown.com.au and at Myer and David Jones nationally.

Long-Wear Gel Sparkle Shadow + Liner (RRP $42.00, on counters October 5th) in the shades; 1 Night Sky (a gorgeous deep blue-black with blue and purple sparkles in it), 2 Thunderstorm (a dark gunmetal with silver sparkles) and 4 Sunlit Bronze (a beautiful deep copper/bronze with copper and red sparkles). They are all magnificent products to see in person, with their shimmering sparkle that catches the light beautifully. When applied, they are quite sheer (which is perfect for the 'shadow' part of the product, but in terms of the 'liner' part of the product, it was difficult to build opacity for a strong lined eye look. The products are super creamy and glide on very well. I am yet to test it's long-wear capabilities. 
Night Sky
Thunderstorm
Sunlit Bronze

Creamy Matte Lip Colour in the shade 21 Warm Nude, a nude peach creme (RRP $44.00, available here). This shade suits my olive complexion perfectly. It is just on the dark nude side but compliments my eyes and brown hair really nicely. It is creamy, as well as being a matte and lasts for about 4-5 hours before I notice it needs to be reapplied. It's so soft when it's on your lips! I'm in love!


Natural Brow Shaper & Hair Touch Up in the shades Clear and 6 Rich Brown (RRP $44.00, available here). This product is very straight forward and tames the brows in place effectively. The rich brown colour is slightly too light for my eyebrows and make them look a bit ashy but on the right colour, it would definitely make them appear more precise.


Nail Polish in the shade Roza, is described on the website as a pink grey, but is more of a gorgeous sheer beige nail polish which applies perfectly in 2 coats. (RRP $23.00, available here)

What's your favourite Bobbi Brown products? I'm hooked on their creamy matte lipsticks and nail polishes!! Thanks for reading. xx
 

Monday, September 8, 2014

OPI - Coca Cola Collection


Hey guys! How are you going? I hope you had a great weekend! Today I have 5 out of 9 polishes to show you from this awesome Coca-Cola collection! I really like this collection and think it's a clever idea the inspiration they used for the colours so here's a look at a few of my favourites! I used 2 coats of each polish in these photos and all had amazing formulas as always!

Get Cherried Away - A very pretty dark plum purple creme polish inspired by Cherry Coke!



Sorry I'm Fizzy Today - A mid tone pink/peach creme inspired by Vanilla Coke.


Today I accomplished Zero - A black base jelly with heaps of red glitter through it, inspired by Coke Zero.


My Signature is "DC" - A stunning silver foil that is so so shimmery and beautiful in person, it is inspired by Diet Coke.


You're So Vain-illa - A light biege creme, inspired by Vanilla coke also. This is a great staple to have in your collection!


My obvious favourite is definitely My Signature is "DC" - it is so so so so so stunning in real life and I recommend you try it out for yourselves!! Which colour is your fave? Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

NCLA - Anarchy Collection

Hi everyone! Today I have 2 out of 4 colours to show you from the new NCLA Anarchy Collection. I will be showing Lead Vocals, Me, a stunning dark navy blue base with a duochrome glitter that shifts from a light green to dark green/blue. It is absolutely stunning and only needs 1 coat for full opacity! The second colour is called Elegantly Punk, and is a silver polish with lots of big and small silver hexagonal glitters through it. It dries slightly textured and really shines with a topcoat. The formula on both of these NCLA polishes were really good, very easy to apply and dry really quick. All images are shown with 1 coat of polish and no topcoat. NCLA retails for $21 and has only just become available in Australia. The main stockist in Australia will be peppermayo.com.au (who will be receiving their stock later this week) but i've also found that luxola stocks it too. What's your favourite NCLA shade? Let me know below! Thanks so much for reading.

Lead Vocals, Me


Elegantly Punk
Flash On.


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Spring Beauty Guide!


Hey everyone! With just under a week until Spring, it's time to bring out the brighter colours, florals and start warming up! I cannot believe how quickly time is going this year - it will be Christmas before we know it! Today I am sharing with you my top beauty product picks for Spring this season! So let's take a look!

Makeup:
Rimmel London Colour Rush Lip Balm by Rita Ora in the shade 100 Give Me A Cuddle; a beautiful soft peachy pink shade and 500 Redder The Better; an opaque vibrant marily red. The formula on these are beautiful and so easy to apply with the crayon tip. These are perfect for spring and will get you wanted to bring out the bright, fun shades! (RRP $12.95, available from Priceline, Target, Kmart, Big W and pharmacies nationally)








Scent:
You can never have too many perfumes, because everyday we feel like something different right? So I think these 4 options will suit most people! From left to right: Ralph Lauren: Midnight Romance, Marc Jacobs: Daisy Dream, Chloe: Roses and Vanessa Megan: Autumn Afternoon (huh?).

Midnight Romance by Ralph Lauren (RRP $85 for 30ml, available from Myer and David Jones) is a gorgeous perfume with its main notes of pink peony and black vanilla. It isn't too sweet but has the perfume amount to leave you smelling fresh. 
Daisy Dreams by Marc Jacobs (RRP $60 for 30ml, available from Myer and David Jones) can do no wrong in my eyes. I adore all Marc Jacobs perfumes and this one is no exception. It's main notes are jasmine, white woods and musk and is perfect for Spring.
Roses by Chloe (RRP $80 for 30ml, available from Myer and David Jones) - This perfume. . is literally roses in a jar. It is intensely sweet, smelling of roses and is so perfect to wear in the spring time. It's main notes are bergamot essence, rose damascena and grey amber but all I really smell is roses. It's perfect.
Autumn Afternoon by Vanessa Megan (RRP $29.95 available here) - I know this perfume even says Autumn in it, but for some reason I find it very appealing for Spring. It is very musky and warm with notes of mandarin, lavander, patchouli and peru balsam. This perfume is more like a spray and sprays at a wider diffusion. I love spraying this perfume just before bed and i've been having amazing sleeps during the night!

Nail Polish:
The Rita Ora collection by Rimmel has such great colours in it for Spring and here are my 3 favourite nail polishes from the collection. (RRP $7.95, available from Priceline, Target, Kmart, Big W and Pharmacies nationally).
 

Breakfast In Bed - A stunning aqua blue creme with micro silver shimmer. Stunning! This is 2 coats with no topcoat.

Lose Your Linger - A light pink creme with silver micro shimmer. This shade is so girly and pretty I love it. 2 coats here with no top coat.

White Hot Love - A bright white with silver shimmer undetones. Clean, simple yet done really well with great formula. This is 2 coats and no topcoat.

Here's some simple nail art I did using Rimmel - Breakfast in Bed over OPI - Turn On the Haute Light. It is super pretty and very Spring appropriate!



Skincare:
It's a change in season which means my skin is recovering from the cold, dry months and needs love! I couldn't go past trying a face tanner and this one by ModelCo is amazing. It has a 2-in-1 technology for an instant golden glow and a long lasting, natural self-tan. It is super hydrating and absorbs really quickly. I just pump the two pumps at the same time and rub the product together in my hands then evenly distribute it all over my face and neck. I have noticed how much healthier I look with a natural face tan and I love it! I can't wait for the warmer months now with this little gem! My tan usually lasts about 3 days until I have to re-apply again. (RRP $29.00, available here).

QV Face Gentle Cleanser - This bad boy is something I take with me everywhere, whether it be down to the Gold Coast for the weekend or on a weekend trip interstate. It is a holy grail skincare item that gently cleanses your face leaving it incredibly smooth afterwards. It's perfect to gently slough dead skin cells and can be used daily too! (RRP $12.95 from chemists nationally).

Shiseido Perfect Cleansing Oil - I have now introduced cleansing oils into my skincare routine as a regular thing! I have noticed immediate results from it and pimples occur less often and they heal much quicker now (going down over night and pimple scars diminishing over 2 days). I've been loving this lightweight cleansing oil from Shiseido because it effectively removes all my makeup and any dirt and grime left on my skin from the day. It can also be used on dry or wet skin which is great to use in the shower! (RRP $40, available in October from Myer and David Jones).


So what are your Spring beauty products you will be using? I'd love to know if you have any handy tips! Thanks so much for reading.