Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Rimmel London The Only 1 Matte Review + Swatches!

Hello lovelies,

There's a new matte in town, have you heard? The Rimmel London The Only 1 Matte lipsticks finally launched here in Australia this month, and I've been blown away by how phenomenal they are! The original The Only 1 lipstick range was pretty awesome, but in my humble opinion, these are so much better. That could be because I'm a tad bit obsessed with matte lipsticks at the moment, but these truly are just a little bit special.

The brand has this to say about the lipsticks - "The perfect balance of high impact matte colour, moisture, all day comfort and staying power".

Let's take a closer look and see how it delivers, shall we?

Rimmel London | The Only 1 Matte Lipsticks.
As always, let's talk packaging. These are packaged in a slimline, distinctive red tube which is easy to identify in any makeup bag or handbag. The bullet is slanted, which makes getting a precise application a cinch, as it glides easily around the contours of your lips.

The lipsticks also have a distinctive floral scent which is pretty true to all the Rimmel lipsticks. I don't mind it too much (though I wouldn't say it smelled as good as my Kylie or Huda Beauty lipsticks) and it's not discernable once on the lips, but it's something that people with sensitive olfactory senses might want to note.

Keep reading after the jump!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Lush Cosmetics - Fall in Lush Valentine's Day 2017 Collection!

Hi lovelies!

Happy New Year! Yes, it does seem a bit late wishing you all Happy New Year in February (and how did we get here, anyway? It seems like it was just New Year's Day a couple of days ago), but seeing as I haven't blogged in a while, better late than never, right? I think my blogger resolution will be to blog at least once a week. I can't imagine how I used to work full time and get 2-3 posts out a week, when it's such a struggle now. Potentially a sign of getting *cough*older*cough? So if you've stuck with me this long, I really want to say a heartfelt thank you, because I value each and every one of you deeply. Also, if you'd like to hear more from me than on a weekly basis, do follow me on Instagram because I'm usually on there at least once a day and I'm super friendly, so come say hi!

Anyhow, I'm back with a bang because I have some beautiful, limited edition goodies from the Lush Valentine's Day Collection to share with you! In case it's slipped your radar, Valentine's Day is in 7 days, but luckily, Lush are here with lots of great gift ideas for your significant other (or it's fine if you want to just keep it for yourself). Isn't this a perfectly pink offering?

Lush Cosmetics 2017 Limited Edition Valentine's Day Collection.

Keep reading after the jump!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Barry M Vintage Violet and Cling Wrap Nail Art Mani!

Hi lovelies,

I recently picked up this gorgeous polish called Vintage Violet from Barry M, and it's completely captured my heart!

Vintage Violet is what I would call a smokey, blackened violet creme, and it's such uniquely gorgeous shade that would fit a lot of skintones.

Barry M Vintage Violet.
Keep reading after the jump!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

TBX (The Beauty Exchange) - Magnetic Brushes Review!

Hi lovelies,

I was recently sent some magnetic brushes and accompanying accessories (the Clique rectangle brush holder and medium cosmetic bag) from new(ish) Australian brand The Beauty Exchange, also known as TBX, and the nerd in me was super excited to try these! Something about the idea of magnetic brushes just gets me excited, and I also love that they're an Aussie company.

The Beauty Exchange - TBX Magnetic Brushes 

First up, let's talk about the brushes. Each brush is sleek, slim and black, all of which rendered them immediate hits with me! The bases of each brush are flat, which enables you to easily attach them to any magnetic surface (but more on that later). I was generously gifted with the six brushes below, namely the fan highlighter brush, foundation brush, eyeshadow brush, foundation buffer brush, stippling brush and concealer brush.

The Beauty Exchange - TBX Magnetic Brushes 
Keep reading after the jump!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Shu Murakami - Shu Uemura x Takashi Murakami Limited Edition Collaboration Review + Swatches!

Hi lovelies,

Did you know that Shu Uemura have collaborated with renowned Japanese artist Takashi Murakami for the cutest collaboration? This is actually the second time they've collaborated, the first time was back in 2013! This 2016 holiday collection focuses heavily on Takashi Murakami's 'Flower', which is meant to represent love, hope, peace and the wonder of poetry and magic in this world (aside from being intensely adorable, of course).

There are quite a number of things in the collection, of which I have three to show you in the photo below. I was kindly gifted with an eyeliner and a lipstick from the collection, and being the crazed Shu Uemura cleansing oil fan that I am (you can read my mini review on one of the Shu cleansing oils here), I also leaped at the chance to pick up a new cleansing oil in the limited edition packaging, so I dashed into the Shu Uemura counter at my nearest David Jones to snatch this off the shelf *ahem* buy the Anti/Oxi+ pollutant and dullness clarifying cleansing oil ($50).

Shu Murakami - Shu Uemura x Takashi Murakami Limited Edition Collection.
Isn't the collaboration just too gorgeous for words? Keep reading after the jump!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Halloween 2016 Makeup Look!

Hi lovelies,

As I mentioned in my Lush Halloween post yesterday, Halloween is one of my favourite times of year!

I wanted to do something simple this year, so here's what I came up with. I'm not very happy with it as I tried to use a glow-in-the-dark base underneath the makeup, and not only did it NOT glow, it also made it really hard for me to apply makeup on top, which is why some of it looks so blurry and smeary. The lighting was also pretty bad as I took it in the light of my vanity table after work, and natural lighting would have been much better! Never mind, more room for improvement next time!

 
Keep reading after the jump!
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