Friday, 13 December 2013

My first MAC eyeshadows!

L to R: Nylon, Naked Lunch, Amber Lights, Woodwinked, Candy Yum Yum (lipstick), Peaches (blush)

Recently my next door neighbour went to Hawaii/America so I jumped at the opportunity and asked for them to bring me back a few goodies home from MAC. It was sort of a rushed decision because I left it to the last minute but I knew I wanted to get some eyeshadows because I have never tried MAC eyeshadows before. I hoped onto the American MAC site to suss out prices and just to have a look at different things they offer which we don't get here, luckily for me, they do customised quad palettes for quite cheap. I had a list of the shadows that I'd always wanted to try so I went for those first.

I ended up getting the following products:

Eyeshadow Quad Palette
Eyeshadows: Nylon, Naked Lunch, Amber Lights & Woodwinked.
Lipstick: Candy Yum Yum
Blush: Peaches

All up this cost about $100 US dollars!

Let me know if you'd be interested in me doing a FOTD using these eyeshadows as I am still yet to try them on my actual eyes!


P.s. Sorry the swatches aren't so great - I don't have a great lens for taking swatch photos! Hopefully I will get a new lens soon so they will improve.


Saturday, 7 December 2013

I'M BACK!


























I am sorry I have taken such a long break from blogging! I am finally ready to (fully) re-commit myself to Crosswire Dreamers.

Thank you for sticking around. I am going to aim to do at least one post a week from now on.

I look forward to getting all your comments and product recommendations again.


Sunday, 5 May 2013

NOTD #4



Recently I decided to go and get my nails done in the "stiletto" shape. I decided to go quite short as I find long nails a little scary and annoying. This is only the second time I have ever had fake nails. I love how they turned out when I got them filled yesterday.

Would you get "stiletto" nails?


Sunday, 21 April 2013

Inspired By: Lemon Breeland

Something a bit different today, I want to share with you some fashion inspiration in the form of Lemon Breeland. If you don't know who that is, she is a character from the tv show Hart of Dixie. Megan actually got me into a few weeks ago and I've been hooked ever since. 

I absolutely adore the way lemon dresses, and constantly find myself saying I NEED that when she appears on screen.  I made this set on Polyvore inspired by Lemon. 


What TV show character inspires you?

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Naked FOTD #2



I am back with another face of the day using my Urban Decay Naked Palette. As I have said before, this palette is so versatile, you  can create almost any kind of look you like. I was trying to achieve a dark brown smokey eye and I actually like the way it turned out. I have also rediscovered this lipstick. I think it compliments a smokey eye perfectly.

Would you wear this look?


Sunday, 17 March 2013

Review: L'Oreal Mythic Oil Trio



I received these beauties from my boyfriend for Christmas and have been using all three for the past 3 months. I have never really been into hair very much until I realised my hair was quite dry and frizzy on the ends. I knew that I needed to do something about it so I put this trio on my Christmas wishlist. I thought these would be a bit more affordable and I had only heard good things about them. Onto the review...

L'Oreal Mythic Oil Shampoo & Conditioner:

These two on their own are fantastic. The shampoo cleans so well and the conditioner leaves my hair feeling silky soft.

Cost: $25.95 AUD

Packaging: I love they the both come with a pump. It makes it so easy to use in the shower.
Repurchase: Definitely will be repurchasing both once I run out.

L'Oreal Mythic Oil:

This oil is what I call L'Oreal's version of the Moroccan Oil. This oil is mainly made up of grape seed oil and avocado oil. The texture of the L'Oreal Mythic Oil is thinner than the well known (and loved) Moroccan Oil - I actually prefer it being a little thinner as I have quite fine hair. It doesn't make you hair feel at ll greasy or heavy and leaves it feeling soft and shiny.

Cost: $37.95 AUD

Packaging: Again, the packaging is a winner, it has a pump which makes it super easy to use.
Repurchase?: Of course.

As you can tell, I am quite taken with these products. I would recommend these to anyone who is looking for a bit of nourishment for their hair. These would be great for any hair type.

Have you tried any of these products yet?



Saturday, 9 March 2013

City Rain, City Streets: Wishlist


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I don't know wether it's winter coming up or the fact that I've been working out more but I'm kind of obsessed with sport and street apparel at the moment. Above are some things I'm absolutely lusting after, including some of the new Cotton On Exclusives range.

Are you a fan of sport and street wear? What trend have you been lusting after lately? 

Sunday, 3 March 2013

February Favourites 2013


What are your favourite products this month?


Wednesday, 20 February 2013

My Perfume Collection

Something a little different to usual beauty and fashion posts, I wanted to share my perfume collection with you lovely people. I've always loved perfume but it's something I would rather receive as a gift than buy for myself.

If you recognise any of the perfumes below, you'll probably realize that my favourite types of perfumes are the sweet, fruity and floral ones. Below I'll include a little more information on each perfume in case any of you are looking at buying any of these particular perfumes. 
Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh: This scent a fresh fruity one, which is really inoffensive. The packaging is similar to the original Daisy, just with a mix of pink flowers instead of white. Eau So Fresh is probably my go to everyday perfume, it lasts a good few hours too which is nice.

Escada Sentiment: Another sweet girly one, this can actually be quite strong so one or two sprays is plenty for this perfume. I actually forget how this perfume came into my possession but I do enjoy wearing it every now and then. I also love the tall bottle with the heart shaped lid, I think this is a fairly reasonable price now too. 

Victoria's Secret Candy Baby: A classic cotton candy sickly sweet body mist. I bought this on an impulse at the Sydney Airport a while ago, you can probably tell I haven't used much of this. It's nice every once in a while but I think it's a little too sweet for most occasions. 

Vera Wang Lovestruck: This is my newest perfume, my boyfriend got me this for Christmas actually. I was immediately drawn to the gorgeous packaging, the big square bottle, the ribbon and flowers on top all look beautiful. This is a nice fruity/floral/woody scent but at the same time is not overpowering. My only gripe with this perfume is the staying power, I wish it lasted just a little bit longer. 



Anna Sui Rock Me: I've seen people describe this as floral, but to me it smells like citrus. I'm almost out of this perfume, I've had it for over a year now and I'm definitely thinking of repurchasing. I absolutely love the ombre bottle.

Lush Karma Solid Perfume: This is really different to everything else in my collection, it's a blend of spices, citrus and definitely has a hint of patchouli which I know isn't for everyone but I love it. The packing of this is really simple and you only need a tiny bit because the scent is really quite strong.

Jean Paul Gaultier: Another perfume which randomly appeared in my collection, think I may have snagged this from one of my sisters to be honest. This is quite a strong scent and probably a little heavier than most of my other perfumes. I absolutely love the classic packing of this perfume too.

Burberry Touch For Women: I couldn't accurately describe the scent of this perfume, it's quite a mix of different scents and I love the way this settles on my skin. The packaging is quite plain and small but it's really sturdy and great for travelling.

Brittany Spears Fantasy: I swear everyone owned this perfume when I was in high school, and the scent will forever remind me of that. I would compare this to the scent of candy it's nice and sweet but not sickly like VS Candy Baby. I'm not a massive fan of B Spears but the packaging of this perfume makes me really happy.



Thought I'd include some of the samples I've received in beauty boxes over the past few months.


Marc Jacobs Daisy: I don't love this anywhere near as much as Eau So Fresh, it's not as fruity so I wouldn't buy the full size.

Lancome Tresor Midnight Rose: I really don't like the smell of this perfume, it's a little old for me and I think buying the full size would be a waste.

Marc Jacobs Dot: I love the full size packing of this perfume, and I really quite like this scent. It smells like berries and is quite different to other perfumes I have - I definitely want to pick up a full size.

Calvin Klein Sheer Beauty: This is fruity and floral which you'd think I'd like but it just doesn't hit the mark for me.

I'm so sorry for the ridiculously long post, so I wouldn't blame you if you didn't read it all. I am going to follow up this post in a few weeks of a wish list of some of the perfumes I've been lusting after recently.

What are your favourite perfumes? Have you tried any of the ones in my collection? 

Monday, 18 February 2013

Accessories Haul


I've gone accessories mad lately, I've been getting absolutely great deals so I think it helps this little addiction. Above is some things I've picked up recently from Sportsgirl, Diva, Asos and Brands Exclusive

Have you bought any new accessories lately? What are you lusting after? 

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Valentine's Day Inspired Looks




























































































































































































































Katelyn - Dress & Necklace: Sportsgirl / Socks: Cotton On Body / Shoes: Asos
Megan - Top & Shorts: Sportsgirl / Shoes: Rubi / Necklace: Diva

This is our idea of cutsie girly Valentine's Day inspired outfits. Frilly socks and floral is what we immediately thought of when we decided to do this post. We even added some heart bokeh throughout the post to make you all to feel the love!

What will you be wearing on Vday?


Friday, 8 February 2013

A Bug's Life



Dress: Fairground | Belt: ASOS  | Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell via Nasty Gal  

A quick OOTD to show you what I wore last weekend, I've been obsessed with this dress lately and have found it can be worn so many different ways surprisingly.  

The dress is from the brand Fairground, and it was available for purchase on Princess Polly a little while ago but it was super expensive so I never bought it. Then I saw it pop up on a sale on Brands Exclusive for $40 and I knew I had to have it. 

I paired it with my classic black cut out Jeffrey Campbell Everlys which I've seriously worn so much already even though it's summer and a black western buckle belt.
Let me know if you would wear this dress and what is your favourite accessory at the moment? 

I hope you guys are having a lovely week! 

Sunday, 3 February 2013

January Empties



Just a few products that I have used up recently. I find it hard to fully use up products for some reason.