Friday, March 27, 2015

Kester Black - Autumn Collection

Hi guys! Hope you are well. Today I will be showing you the new Autumn collection by Kester Black which consists of 4 creme colours. As always the formula is perfect, needing 2 coats for full opacity and smoothness, and the brush is the perfect width to paint your nails effortlessly. Kester Black nail polishes retail for $20.00AUD and are available online here. Here's a look at the colours!

Perennial - the perfect salmon pink/coral. My photos make this look too orange for some reason but this is definitely a new favourite of mine and I'm so glad to see brights are still making an appearance in cooler month collections! 


Petra - This is a beautiful, soft, peach skin tone creme. I found it didn't suit my skin tone that well, but this colour would look beautiful on lighter skin tones!

Quartz - This is my least favourite colour from the collection, a mauve-purple-brown creme.

Rust - This is a fantastic colour for Autumn and Winter. It is a deep red/brown creme. It is so edgy and I can't wait to wear this as a nail and lip combo!

So which colours are you most drawn to? Thanks a lot for reading!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Benefit - Roller Lash Review

Hi guys how are you going? I hope you had a great weekend! Today I will be sharing with you my review of the newest mascara by Benefit called Roller Lash (RRP $38.00, available from Myer on the 18th April 2015). This new 'super curling and lifting' mascara has a patent-pending hook design that positions, catches, lifts and curls lashes into a dream curl. It helps to open your eyes and the formula holds them in place for 12 hours. The brush design has a curved, thick side (perfect for upper lashes) and a straight thin side (perfect for bottom lashes). The packaging is gorgeous. Very cutesy and barbie like with the textured wand handle in bright pink. 

I really looooove this mascara. When I first tried it I found it clumped up my lashes so much and gave me a thick, black spidery look but once the formula settled a bit and I figured out the best technique to apply it, it gave me such long curly lashes. I was actually very impressed as it looked like I was wearing false lashes! I had so many compliments when I wore this out. I've also found it can be a dual result mascara. When you use the curved, thick side on your upper lashes they are incredibly dramatic, but if you flip the brush  to the straight, thin side and use that on your upper lashes it gives you a more natural, everyday result which I preferred. Let's look at my results showing 1 coat on my upper and lower lash using the curved and straight sides respectively.


Before
After

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Clinique - 2 in 1 Beyond Perfecting Foundation & Concealer

Hi guys! How are you all? Today I am sharing with you my review of the new Beyond Perfect 2 in 1 Foundation and Concealer by Clinique (RRP $50.00, available online here and in Myer and David Jones). This foundation claims to give a natural, beyond perfected look that lasts all day. Lightweight, moisturizing makeup covers thoroughly without clogging pores. Skin breathes comfortably, colour stays true, even through sweat and humidity. It is ideal for all skin types who want moderate to high coverage.

On first application, I noticed the consistency was very thick. It applies on very smooth and blends really well and sets within 5 minutes. In my opinion I found this foundation too thick for me. I even used this product just for spot treatments on blemishes and it did conceal them nicely, but I found it was really thick and turned powdery once set, which set into my smile lines. It was very noticeable around my dry patches (near the sides of my mouth), not so much that it would look like it was clinging onto the dry skin, but instead it was very cakey looking.

I recommend this foundation to someone with very oily skin as it didn't budge at all (even when using an oil to moisturise) but do not use too much as it will begin to look very cakey and thick. This foundation didn't work very well with my skin but i'm interested to hear if anyone has had positive effects with this product? Let me know below! Thanks a lot for reading.





Blended in perfectly.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Youngblood - Brow Artiste Sculpting Pencil

Hi guys! Happy Monday! Hope you had a cracking weekend and ready to tackle the week! Today I will be showing you the new Brow Artiste Sculpting Pencil by Youngblood (I am reviewing the shade Dark Brunette, RRP $39.95, available from stockists online here). This new brow product has the benefit of a pencil, powder and wax in one. It creates naturally fuller, defined brows with a smear-proof formula. One end contains the product and the other ends has a useful brush to keep the hairs in line. This product does exactly what it says it does. It gives me natural looking brows and lasts all day! (including riding to and from work, working all day, and wearing a helmet!). I love that the product has a thin pencil to easily fill in any gaps and makes nice crisp lines, perfect for the tail of my brows. I have officially replaced my old brow powder to this amazing pencil! I highly recommend this brow pencil and can't wait to try more Youngblood cosmetics! Here's some pictures.


Left Pictures: Before, Right Pictures: After


Love having bold brows - it pulls my look together without needing any other makeup!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Rimmel Scandal'Eyes Mascara By Kate Moss

Hi guys! Today I have a quick review of the latest mascara by Rimmel to hit the shelves called Scandal'Eyes Mascara which is designed by Kate Moss (RRP $16.95, available from Priceline, Big W, Target, Kmart and selected pharmacies nationally)! It has a unique broken heart brush that helps to capture each lash and coat it evenly with the mascara to reveal big, voluminous, dramatic lashes. The shade I tried out was Eye Rock Jet Black (004). I used 1 coat on the eyes. I'm not a huge fan of this mascara to be honest. It didn't apply that well and it made my lashes look too clumped for my liking. I actually prefer brushes that are thinner and smaller as I feel they really coat the lashes deeper at the root! Let's take a look!

PC: Rimmel Australia website
Before
After

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Trippy Blurred Lines Nail Art

Hey everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. Today I wanted to show you some nail art I did last week using 3 colours (all Kester Black colours). This look was extremely easy to do but looked really cool in the end! All I used was a thin striper brush over a clear nail and did very messy lines of dark blue,then light blue and then the pink. The colours blended into each other slightly and added some extra dimension. I finished it off with 1 coat of SV.


Friday, February 27, 2015

Max Factor - Assorted Nail Polish Swatches

Hi guys! How are you going? I'm so glad it's Friday! Today I am showing you some random swatches of four Max Factor Glossfinity polishes (RRP $11.95) and two Max Effects (RRP $5.95) polishes. They are all highly pigmented and apply perfectly in 2 coats. I really love the brush on these polishes too. Max Factor is available from Myer, Priceline, Target, Big W, Kmart & selected salons nationally. Let's take a look!

Burgundy Crush - This is a stunning blood red polish with a hint of raspberry. I find this lighter on the nails than in the bottle.

Candy Rose - This is a beautiful mauve pink with brown undertones.

Hot Coco - For some reason my camera made this look too green. It is more of a lighter ashy brown. This colour would be perfect for camo print nail art.

Ivory - A stunning dense white gold shimmer.

Opal - This interesting shade is a grey creme with an opalescent white shimmer through it. It is gorgeous.

Sunny Pink over Opal - This combination is SO beautiful! Definitely dreamy and ethereal. In love!