Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Asos Wishlist

Asos Wishlist

While ASOS is currently having an amazing sale, I'm holding back to see what things I'm still dying for in a weeks time.

1. TFNC cut out dress: I think this would be such a nice LBD to wear for my birthday in July
2. Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum foundation: This is so much cheaper on ASOS than in Sydney stores, however I'm not even close to running out of my current foundation. I should stock up though right?
3. Silver Choker: Barbara from ThePersianBabe on Youtube that I love wears a multitude of chokers and this one in particular, but I have just ordered some from ebay.
4. River Island Pattern Jeans: They are amazing and I've had my eye on them for some time. With the sale they're only $45. Worth it?

What's on your current wishlist?

Saturday, 23 June 2012

June Lust Have It!

So I'll be honest, I wasn't overly impressed with June's Lust Have It pack, and that's why it's taken me a while to post this. It arrived a bit late, maybe a week ago, this time in a PURPLE makeup bag.

LonVitalite - 24K Active Golden Yulan Oil Facial Mask
LonVitalite - 24K Active Gold Full Eye Mask

Both of these I'm on the fence about. They seem to be the highest value products in the pack with the 5 Packs being RRP $59 and $45 respectively. However not having tried them yet, I'm not sure if they would be products that work for my skin. I do have an event coming up though, so they work as great alternatives to getting a professional facial. If they're impressive, my feelings about the June pack will probably flip.

Batiste - Blush Dry Shampoo

I've seen Batiste products coming up in the Lust Have It packs before and honestly, although it's a convenient to have product (I'd just run out myself), I don't think it qualifies as a high end sample (I saw them in Coles for about $4).

Bloom - Glitter Eyeliner

This is a full size product and should be some fun. I like that it came in purple, which compliments brown eyes, however I don't personally get a lot of use out of glitter products.

Marc Jacobs - Daisy
Marc Jacobs - Daisy Eau So Fresh

As you'll have seen from my May favourites, I already own and love Daisy Eau So Fresh, so it's convenient to get a smaller sample size that I can stick in my handbag or take away somewhere. I was more pleased with the Daisy sample as I like trying new scents. Originally I never liked Daisy and I'm still not super keen, but I love the dry down. Overall I would have liked to receive a sample of something that I don't have anything like, like the Calvin Klein Sheer Beauty which seriously made me consider buying the full size. Also I don't really like getting perfume samples in these subscription boxes because I know I can just ask for them at department stores for free.

Sorry that this was a bit of a negative post, but that was genuinely  how I felt about it. I'll keep you guys updated with how the LonVitalite masks do and whether or not they changed my mind about the pack overall.

Edit: My boyfriend and I tried out the LonVitalite masks and the verdict is.... I liked it! It felt really refreshing on my skin and it felt like there was something going on underneath it (you know that tingly feeling). My skin was left soft and the appearance of acne scarring was better. It does say on the packet that continued use offers the best results, and I haven't seen any long term improvements so I'd say that's probably right, but with the price tag, I'd like to try out some cheaper alternatives first (I've seen a bunch in Priceline recently anyway). 

Monday, 11 June 2012

Nail of the Day | OPI Thanks A Windmillion

My mum came back from Thailand today and so in duty free she kindly bought some OPI nail polishes for me (as they're usually $25 for 2 instead of the RRP $19.95). I immediately wanted to paint my nails with the teal/green shade: Thanks a Windmillion from the OPI Holland collectioin.

I think that this is such a classic colour! It would be great for every day at work, or a retro 1950's look with a red lip!

Saturday, 9 June 2012

May Favourites!

So I know I'm a little late on the favourites schedule, but being a uni student, this time of the year is pretty busy! Anyway, better late than never right? Here are my May favourites:

Colour Cosmetics

Revlon Photoready Primer
I've been using this just around my nose and cheeks where I have larger pores; just smoothing it on my skin (rather than rubbing it in) to create a base for my foundation. I find it stops me from getting oily in this area too!

Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in Birthday Suit
I did a review on this a couple of posts back! I've been wearing it constantly ever since I got it because it's so quick and easy and it's all I need on lazy days.

MAC Mineralise Concealer
I wear this in NC15 and it's the only concealer I've found to really brighten and cover my dark undereye circles. I couldn't go without it really!

Top: Summer Haze. Bottom: Shale

MAC Mineralise Eyeshadow in Summer Haze
This came out with the Naturally collection, and I had the hardest time finding it because it was sold out everywhere! But it was so worth it in the end. The colour reminds me of MAC's All That Glitters.

MAC Shale Eyeshadow
This colour is just so lovely. It is a purply, greyish brown and a lot of people have said that MAC's Shale and NARS Lhasa are dupes for each other. (I still really want Lhasa though, I think it's slightly more grey). It also really compliments brown eyes!

Skin Care

Korres Wildrose Skincare (Exfoliating Cleanser and Moisturiser)

These two together have worked amazingly to really brighten my skin and help lighten some acne scarring I have. I owned the moisturiser for a little while before I bought the cleanser, but when I started using them together, I really started to see a difference (I think that's the trick with skincare sometimes). Truly out of all the skincare I've used I've actually seen a difference with these products.


Revlon Colorstay Base and Top coats
These nail polishes are amazing! Flat out they're great. They make any nail polish (it doesn't need to be a Colorstay one) last at least 5 days with no chipping whatsoever. I really recommend them if you can get your hands on them (I think they're due to hit Australia in a few months).

Daisy Eau so Fresh by Marc Jacobs
This scent is really nice! Fruity and fresh without being sickly sweet. I wear it pretty much everyday and would buy it again and again!

Sunday, 3 June 2012

My May Empties

So I've seen this type of monthly round up on a few blogs and Youtube, and as I've been trying to use up some of my makeup and skincare, I thought it would be a great encouragement! So on to the empties!

Clinique Turnaround Concentrate

I bought this on Wayne Goss' recommendation to try and combat backheads via salicylic acid. I don't think it was really that effective and I've definitely still got blackheads. It cost me $46 from a discount Estee Lauder shop and lasted about 5 months. I'm still on the hunt for something that'll get rid of blackheads without irritating my skin.

Revlon Colorstay Undereye Concealer in Light

I used to use this under my eyes, but I realised that it was just a shade or two too dark for me. I used it on my face after that and it works a treat. I now use the MAC mineralise concealer in NC15 for under my eyes and that is so much better (but pretty pricey)

Revlon Absolute C Radiance Moisture Cleansing Milk

This cleanser was really gentle and never left my skin feeling to dry or stripped. I don't think I saw any brightening or radiance effects though, so I've moved on to the Korres Wild Rose Exfoliating Cleanser.

The Body Shop Grapeseed Glossing Serum

I had had this FOREVER! literally about 5 or 6 years. The smell of it was really really nice, but I don't think it was that amazing in my hair. I think it might have had silicones in it too. I'm working through another hair oil at the moment, and then I want to try the Kerastase one.


The samples I used up were: Viva la Juicy Viva la Body Creme, Avene Skin Recovery Cream, Avene Eulage Rich Cream and the Elizabeth Arden Prevage Eye Advanced Anti-Ageing Serum.

The only product I would probably repurchase would be the Avene Eulage Rich Cream which was so hydrating and nice!

I'll be putting up my May Favourites soon, so look out for that!