Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Update: Brisbane, Bright Eyes & instagraming...

Hi! Just a quick update to show you girls a bit of what Katelyn and I got up to while we went away to Brisbane to see the amazing Bright Eyes.
Hope you enjoy.

  1. Katelyn driving us into the city
  2. Eyebrow threading..
  3. Quick OOTD
  4. Us before going to see Bright Eyes
  5. Pre-drinks with Katelyn & Jade
  6. Bright Eyes!!!
  7. Jade and I
  8. Simple NOTD
  9. Brunch with Jade
  10. My first macaroons
  11. Self portrait....ha
  12. Flying home at sunset
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Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Stila Naturaleyes Eyshadow Palette

A while ago my sister went overseas and I gave her a list of things I wanted her to get me I asked for the Urban Decay Naked Palette and it was sold out at the Sephora she went to. So she got me the Stila Naturaleyes Eye shadow Palette instead and I'm so glad she did. This palette is seriously amazing, I'm a really big fan of neutral eyes and a bold lip so this is the perfect palette for me. As you can tell by the pictures this palette gets a fair bit of use, in fact they're the only eye shadows besides my Buxom shadow that I actually use anymore. (picture time)

TR L to R top row: Bare, Kitten, Bliss, Sunset, Sandstone
BR L to R: Champagne, Gilded Gold, Luster, Night Sky, Ebony & Smudge Stick Eyeliner in Damsel
The best part about these shadows are that they are so pigmented I can use a really tiny bit on a brush and it will show up perfectly on my eyes. All the colours are amazing as well especially 'Night Sky' I love that it has little bits of blue glitter mixed with the charcoal eye shadow it looks extremely pretty used  for a smokey eye and I love that it's not such a matte finish. Another great thing about this palette is that it comes with a little book that teaches you how to do different looks using all the different eye shadows, it is really handy especially for beginners who are just getting into playing around with different things. I love the fact that this palette has some of the most coveted Stila colours, and the smudge stick it comes with are constantly talked about. I have to say I absolutely love the smudge stick, it is extremely waterproof and it's so smooth and creamy to apply and, I definitely want a few more of these. The only thing I disliked about the smudge stick was that I wound it too far and it broke off so I lost a bunch of product which I was pretty gutted about. 

I have compared this to my sister's naked palette (which was so conveniently in stock at the other Sephora she went to) and I'm going to say I am so happy I have the Stila palette. I think the Stila palette works a lot better in it's natural form because the eye shadows are quite soft, where as the UD Naked Palette works best when the product is used wet (that's my opinion anyway). I think the only thing that get's points down on this product for me is the packaging, I just think it could be a little more sturdy. But in saying that I definitely 100% recommend this palette to anyone who is looking for a neutral eye palette. It comes with everything you need and if you can get your hands on one I'd say do it! It's perfect for beginners as well as it does come with the book and it has a decent amount of shades. It comes at a price of $39 US with a huge $118 value, you can get it at Sephora or if you're an Aussie like me with no friends or family in the states I'm afraid it's going to cost double just like everything else. You can get it from Mecca Cosmetica for a massive price of $80 AUD. It is quite expensive in Australia but honestly it is so worth it, and I'm glad my sister got it for me.

Has anyone else tried any Stila products? What did you think, or would you buy this? 

Friday, 11 November 2011

OOTD: I've Got A Crush On You!

Hi Girls, this outfit is just something fun and comfy I threw together on Sunday when I was out and about. I blogged about it awhile ago but I bought some Wildfox shirts and they finally arrived and they are amazing, the one I'm wearing in this outfit is so lightweight, comfy and it's  the perfect size, totally in love. I've worn this shirt so much lately, and washed it so many times and it hasn't lost shape or anything so I was really pleased. 
I'm wearing it with this bright panel skirt from Temt and my leopard loafers which I'm also in love with. 

I entered this outfit in a competition that Dotti is running called 'style nation' where you upload your outfit to be in the running to win a voucher for Dotti. It would be so so awesome if you could vote for me, to vote go to 'Style Nation here' it would mean a lot. <3

Shirt: Wildfox, Skirt: Temt, Loafers: Dotti, Necklace: Diva, Sunglasses: Equip, Lipstick: Hello Kitty

Hope everyone else is having a lovely week, it's almost the weekend yay, what is everyone up to this weekend? 

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Benefit: Finding Mr Bright

Awhile ago I got the Benefit Finding Mr Bright kit, if you know me well enough you'll know that I'm obbsessed with Benefit products and the packaging so this was a must have for me. Inside is four sample size Benefit products. Posie Tint, High Beam highlighter, Erase Paste concealer and Girl Meets Pearl liquid pearl for face. It also comes with a little book with ideas and tips for product usage. I want to go through these products individually to let you all know what I think. (see below for individual review)

Posie Tint: This is the pink version of the famous 'Bene Tint' I find this product is perfect on both lips and cheeks but you do have to be quick to blend otherwise it will dry and won't be too forgiving as it is a stain. I also love the little brush and it's perfect for applying to both lips and cheeks and the colour is absolutely gorgeous. 

High Beam: This is probably my favourite product of the pack. To apply it's simple as, inside it has a little brush and you can just dab it on your face in a few different places and then blend. It blends really easy, and the colour of it can either be really bright or quite subtle. I like to wear this with a bit of bronzer for glowing skin. 

Erase Paste: I've always wanted to try this product, when I first opened it I was a little disappointed and scared at the colour of it. It came across quite orange in the pot something I don't need in a concealer. After actually using the product I discovered it wasn't so orange and was actually quite nice and it covers blemishes really well. It is quite thick, which is what I like in a concealer but if you are really pale or like a lighter concealer I wouldn't recommend this product in this shade. 

Girl Meets Pearl: The first thing I want to say about Girl Meets Pearl is it smells amazing, like a weird sour candy or something I really can't pick what it is but I love it. It's a pearly pinky/peachy colour and looks great over the cheeks and I've actually used it all over my face once and it made my skin really glowy. Even though it is pink/peach when it comes out it doesn't necessarily make your face that colour when you put it on, which I really like and it's nice and thin and leaves my skin with a pretty glow. 

Overall, I am in love with this kit and I am so glad I decided to get it, I use one or more of these products every day and I would definitely buy the full size of every single one of these. I also can't get over how gorgeous the packaging of Benefit products are it makes me want to buy so much more. If you want a kit that is for highlighting I would definitely recommend you try this one out. 

Does anyone else love Benefit as much as me? Or has anyone else tried any of these products or some other great Benefit ones? Let me know I love hearing what other people think of brands I love. 

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Lust Have It October!

So it is the last day of October and I am finally getting around to doing my Lust Have It post. I couldn't do my September Lust Have It box because one of the nail varnishes broke while it was on the way to me and went everywhere! Luckily there were no nail varnish in this box. Anyway, onto what IS in this months box....

Lancome - Genifique Youth Activator
Limelily Cosmetics - Cream Blush in "Naked"
Lush - Honey I Washed the Kids soap
Taut - Collagen Orange Drink
and six assorted Kerastase sachets which include shampoo, treatment & reconstructor milk.

I'm mostly looking forward to the Honey I Washed the Kids soap - as soon as I opened the box it was all I could smell, I've wanted to try this for ages and it smells so yummy. There are a few other products I am looking forward to in this box and that is the Lancome samples and the Kerastase sachets. I have always wanted to try Kerastase after hearing all the good reviews about their hair products. Katelyn said she had tried the Kerastase samples and really liked them so I'm excited to see what I think about them. 

I like that Lust Have It included a blush, I think it looks really pretty and I'm always looking forward to trying new makeup brands. 

Now about that Collagen Drink, apparently Dannii Minogue swears by it. But I am not so sure, I think it smells a bit off...I will probably end up trying it just because I can but it's not something I would go out and buy, the thought of drinking shark cartilage kinda freaks me out.  

All in all, once again I am very impressed with the products in this months box, it's probably almost time for my November box - haha. 

Did you get this months Lust Have It Box? What was your favourite sample?

If you missed out and would like to get next months go to Lust Have It! website and order yours!