Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Sally Hansen Spring Colours 2015

Hi guys! Today I have 5 new colours for Spring from Sally Hansen to share with you from their Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear Collection. They are all beautiful pastel/sorbet colours, perfect for the upcoming warmer months! I had a few issues with some of the colours, with the formula being really liquid-y, sheer and unevenness. All swatches show 2 coats and no topcoat. These polishes retail for $6.95 and are available from Priceline, Target, Kmart and selected pharmacies nationally. Here's a look at them all.

Tickled Pink - A very light pale pink. This is super feminine and really lovely but I struggled with the formula the most on this one.

Bare All  - A medium toned beige/skintone colour. 

Giant Peach - One of my favourites from the five colours, a beautiful pink peach. The colour in the bottle translates a bit darker on the nails.

All Bright - My favourite from the collection, a stunning raspberry pink. It's very bright in person!

Babe Blue - This periwinkle blue with subtle blue shimmers reminds me so much of Essie's Bikini So Teeny. It's gorgeous though!

Which one is your favourite? Thanks for reading and see you all next time!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Marc Anthony - Hydrating Coconut Oil & Shea Butter Range

Hi guys! Happy Friday! Today I am reviewing some products by Marc Anthony, in particular the Hydrating Coconut Oil & Shea Butter Shampoo, Conditioner and Conditioning Treatment (RRP $16.99 and $6.99 respectively, available from Target). I was pleasantly surprised how nice these products made my hair feel. After the first use, my hair was super soft, shiny and smelled amazing! It lathers up really nicely, cleans the hair effectively and has made my hair look healthier - in just 4 weeks! I love how thick and creamy the conditioner is - it just locks in so much moisture! Unfortunately I was not impressed with the conditioning treatment. I guess it's hard to tell how good a product is with only using it once - but my hair didn't feel any better than if I were to use just the shampoo and conditioner alone. It really didn't stand out for me at all. I will definitely be trying the other ranges as this one is outstanding! Have any of you tried this brand before?

Monday, July 27, 2015

L'Oreal Collection Exclusive The Reds

Hi guys! How are you? Sorry for the lack of posts. I've been so busy lately! I have some exciting news to share with you soon - but for now I want to show you the limited edition L'Oreal Collection Exclusive Color Riche 'Reds' collection. I'm missing 1 red nail polish (the Doutzen shade). The lipsticks are far more interesting in shades than the nail polishes and the quality is really great on the lipsticks! I had a few issues with the nail polishes; the nail colours didn't really match their corresponding lipstick shade very well and the brushes are cut unevenly which made it hard to paint a perfect shape around the cuticle. The lipsticks retail for $21.95 and the nail polish retail for $7.95 and are available from Priceline. Here's a look at the shades!

Doutzen Shade Number 8 Pure Fire - A bright red-orange

Eva Shade Number 9 Pure Brick - A dark orange-red.

Freida Shade Number 19 Pure Amaranthe - A stunning bright pinky-red. This lipstick is my absolute favourite colour from the red collection.

The corresponding nail polish does not do the lipstick colour justice at all. The nail polish is more like a Christmas shimmery red.

 Jlo Shade Number 11 Pure Rouge - A very true classic red.

 Blake Shade Number 15 Pure Ruby - A slightly darker true red.

Laetitia Shade Number 14 Pure Garnet - A deep mulberry colour.

Thanks a lot for reading and I hope you find this post interesting!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

June Favourites!

Hi guys!! Today I have my June favourites to share with you! Lets jump right in to it!

KEVIN.MURPHY Balancing Wash (RRP $34.95, available online at adorebeauty) - This daily shampoo is perfect for me. I exercise at least 5 days a week and worry about my hair being constantly washed but I have found a shampoo gentle enough for daily use. This does a really great job at gently but effectively cleaning your hair, and it's boyfriend approved!

Charles Worthington Mineral Hair Rescue Masque (RRP $15.99, available exclusively from Priceline) - I LOVE this hair masque and am so sad that I'm all out of it. It is an amazing treatment for your hair where you actually notice a difference after the first use, and it is the first hair product I've ever used (shampoo's and conditioners included) that actually leaves a scent on my hair! This is a very good thing as I used to get jealous of other girls with beautiful smelling hair (kinda sounds creepy I guess) but now I'm one of them! I'm off to buy a back up!!

Molton Brown - Ylang Ylang Single Wick Candle (RRP $85.00, available from David Jones) - This candle smells absolutely amazing burning or just sitting in your room. I'm in love with Molton Brown candles - they are definitely worth the splurge!

L'Oreal - Miss Manga Mega Volume Mascara in the shade Black (RRP $21.95, available from Priceline) - This mascara made waves throughout the blogging/youtuber world and I can see why. It has a super flexible brush with a tapered end that coats your lashes really well and makes it easy to get right into the inner corner and on the lower lashes too. I really loved the way it made my eyes look!

Lanolips 101 Ointment in Apple (RRP $13.95, available exclusively from Mecca Maxima) - I actually hadn't used my original lanolips 101 ointment in so long so was so happy to rekindle my love again but this time in an amazing apple flavour! It contains added Vitamin E and is perfect for chapped lips and dry cuticles (my 2 most used areas).

Thanks for reading! See you next time.

Friday, June 26, 2015

OPI Brights Collection 2015

Hi lovelies! Today I have the latest OPI Brights Collection 2015 to show you. In Australia this Brights Collection is 8 shades; 2 glitters, 3 creme jellies, 2 shimmers, and a white "Put A Base On It" polish to be worn underneath these colours to make them stand out more (which I found was pointless and not needed at all). All polishes applied really easily and were fully opaque in 2 coats. No topcoat was applied in the photos. OPI Retails for $19.95 and is available from Myer and David Jones. Here's a look at the polishes!

I Sea You Wear OPI - A beautiful duochromatic blue/green shimmer with blue glitters through it. This polish is stunning and glows on your nails! This is one of my favourites from this collection.

Down To The Core-al - This beauty is my favourite colour from the whole collection. It's hard to see in the image below but it is a magical soft peach/coral with a pink duochrome and shimmers through it. It also glows on your nails! In love! 

Can't Hear Myself Pink! - A mid toned pink glitter. It is quite sheer and liquidy but builds coverage well with two coats. This also gives a glowing look.

Hotter Than You Pink - A bright barbie pink creme with blue shimmer undertones. I don't find this colour very exciting unfortunately.

I STOP For Red - A Red/orange jelly. Love this colour!

The Berry Thought Of You - A medium pink toned jelly. This is a beautiful shade.

My Car Has Navy-gation - A deep blurple creme. I'm a sucker for these types of colours. Ink in a bottle!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Red Earth - CC Cream & Lipstick Review

Hi all! Hope you are having a great week so far. Today I have two Red Earth products to share with you; the Colour Correcting Light Perfecting Cream in the shade 03 Tan (RRP $35.00) and a Pure Colour Pigment Rich Lipstick in the shade 20 Red Wine (RRP $24.00)

I really like this CC cream as it's lightweight and evenly corrects and hydrates your skin. It covers any redness you have and leaves you with a flawless finish. The only downside is that it doesn't photograph the best. It doesn't say it contains SPF in it or not, so I assume it doesn't, so I'm confused as to why it leaves a white cast on my face in flash photography? Anyone know how that happens?
PC: Red Earth Website

As for the lipstick, it's a beautiful deep red wine that you can dab on for a flush of colour or apply regularly and have a gorgeous creamy deep colour on your lips. I think this colour suits my skintone perfectly. It is really hydrating too! I'm in love with this colour and will be wearing it a lot this winter!
PC: Red Earth Website

Friday, June 5, 2015

My Skincare Routine

Hi lovelies! Today I have a skincare routine post to share with you. Since the colder months my skincare has been amped up and my skin is looking pretty good these days (minus the occasional hormonal blemish here and there). My skincare is pretty basic. I don't go too crazy with different products and methods to apply them but my general routine is as follows.

Every morning, in the shower I will use the Goodness Every Week Face Scrub (RRP $12.95) (which I find gentle enough for daily use). It's a really nice chia seed oil based scrub that gently exfoliates dead skin cells. Once I'm out of the shower I will put on a small amount of the Goodness Chia Seed Oil Every Morning Moisturiser (RRP $16.95), particularly around my chin area (which is my driest area on my face) and then once that has fully dried, I will use 2-3 drops of the Goodness Chia Seed Facial Oil (RRP $19.95) all over my face for extra hydration. This combination of the moisturiser (which is the first moisturiser I've used where I could definitely get away with just using it alone and feel hydrated, plus it smells like watermelon) and the Chia Seed Oil (instant hydration and glowy skin = win!) has dramatically reduced my chin redness and greatly helped the overall look in my skin's texture and appearance. Goodness is available from Chemist Warehouse, Priceline and selected Woolworths.

In the evening I use the Sanctuary Spa Ultimate Facial Cleansing Oil (RRP $19.95, online here), especially if I've worn makeup that day for super soft, clean skin. Once I have rinsed it off and pat my face dry, I repeat my morning routine of the facial moisturiser and facial oil combination. Once or twice a week, after I have cleansed my face, I will apply a face mask. I've been absolutely loving these two face masks together as I can put the Deep Pore Clearing Mud Mask by Red Earth (RRP $35.00, online here) all over my face, and I will use the Melt-Away Mask by Thalgo for Dry/Very Dry Skin (RRP $61.00, online here) just on my chin and around my nose and it perfectly cleans and hydrates parts of my face that need it most. They both effectively deep clean and hydrate perfectly and do exactly what good specifically targeted face masks should do! My skin is giving me a great big kiss!