Thursday, October 29, 2015

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed, Spotlights and The One Brush Review + Swatches (and Giveaway)!!!

Hi lovelies!

Boy, do I have a fun treat in store for all of you! I've officially been running this blog for about 4 years now, so thank you all for sticking with me through everything. In keeping with tradition, I've got a review of some fab goodies, and then a blogiversary GIVEAWAY to share!

I've been obsessed with the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfectors since I tried the pressed highlighter in Opal (reviewed here), so I was thrilled when I was given the opportunity to trial the pressed highlighters in Moonstone and well as the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Spotlights (a trio of mini cream highlighters in shades Opal, Pearl and Champagne Gold). Champagne Pop is the collaboration shade that Becca released in conjunction with popular YouTube Guru Jaclyn Hill (which I bought as soon as it hit the market), so I thought I'd include swatches of that shade too.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Moonstone, Champagne Pop, Opal and Topaz, and Spotlights in Opal, Pearl and Champagne Gold.
I was also provided with the Becca The One Perfecting brush, a multitasking makeup brush that's supposed to be perfect for applying everything, including primer, foundation, highlighter and contour! Read on to see what I thought of these products...and then enter the giveaway that the lovely people at were kind enough to provide for my readers to help celebrate the blog birthday!

Keep reading after the jump!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Halloween 2015 Nails!

Hi lovelies,

I do apologise for the lack of posts on the blog lately...somehow time has just gotten away from me! I promise to do better, and I have something very exciting coming up in the next couple of do keep an eye out for it!

In the meantime, I couldn't let Halloween pass by without doing my nails in a simple look I'll call an arty take on your typical Halloween shades. I chose Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy colours in Hot Hand (orange) and BlackJack (black), using this technique described here.

Keep reading after the jump!

Friday, September 18, 2015

August 2015 (Birthday Box) Lust Have It Review!

Hi lovelies!

In case you've been avidly following my blog and are wondering where the July LHI review went...I'm afraid I ran out of time to write it before the birthday box showed up. *shamefaced look* (read why here). The August box marks LHI's birthday, so it's extra special! Here's what I received in my August box:

Red Carpet Kolour Body Glow in Medium (full sized)

Reed Orange and Poppy Seed Scrub (full sized)

Mellow Cosmetics Baked Eyeshadow in Olive (fill sized)

Mellow Cosmetics Mineral Auto Twist Liner in Navy (full sized)

Ulta3 Volume & Length Mascara (full sized)

All in all, with five full sized products in this month's box/bag, I think it's great value, and has a fun selection of products too! Let's take a look at some photos.

August 2015 Lust Have It Box.
Keep reading after the jump!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

M.A.C. Haute Dogs Collection Review.

Hi lovelies,

This post was meant to go live late last week, but I've been busy battling a few things that haven't left much energy for blogging! My credit card was compromised while traveling interstate so I lost almost $3k to scammers, I'm still in the process of trying to sort out a dispute with my bank. I also had a guy in a hire van hit my parked car a couple of weeks ago, so I've been busy trying to sort out car insurance/car repairs...and then my shower sprung a leak and I didn't have hot water, and naturally it had to happen over a weekend so I couldn't get it fixed until the Monday! There were also a few other niggling little issues that happened in between, so it's been a bit eventful of late!

Anyhow, without further ado, did you know that M.A.C. came up with a cute collection called Haute Dogs, which launched in Australia on the 7th of September? I thought it was the most adorable thing ever, and as a dog lover, I was thrilled to receive a few products to play with! The Haute Dogs Collection is from the Mineralize range, there are baked eyeshadow quads, fluidline liners, nail lacquers, lipsticks, lip pencils, lip glasses and brow pencils, as well as several face products and brushes. I think the cover photo is really interesting, don't you?

Image sourced from M.A.C. Cosmetics Australia.
I was fortunate enough to be sent two eyeshadow quads, Posh Pedigree and Pure Bred, as well as a nude lipstick in Rare Breed. A word of warning, this is going to be a very photo-heavy post!

There are a total of three quads in this collection, and I received Pure Bred, which is a collection of brown/plum shades, and Posh Pedigree, which is a collection of taupes/greys. Both quads are gorgeous and I'm hard pressed to pick a favourite. Rare Breed is a pretty rosy nude brown lipstick.

Keep reading after the jump!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Eye of Horus Babylon Brown Liquid Define and Nile Dual Brow Perfect Review.

Hi lovelies,

I apologise for being a bit quiet on the blog over the past couple of weeks. A friend of mine got married interstate and so a few of us made the trip out, it was such a gorgeous wedding!

Anyhow, I wanted to share a gorgeous parcel I received from one of my favourite beauty brands, Eye of Horus Cosmetics (you can read my review of their eye pencils here). They sent me a pack containing two beautiful necklaces, as well as two of their recently released products; the Babylon Brown liquid define (liquid eyeliner) and the Nile Dual Brow Perfect (dark brown pencil and brow gel).

Now, if you know me at all, you'll know that I never leave home without having my brows done and eyeliner on. I also have an obsession with liquid liner, so I was really excited to try these!

Eye of Horus Goddess Pack.
Keep reading after the jump!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

July 2015 US Haul.

Hi lovelies!

I have a US shopping haul to share! I'd bought a few little bits and bobs over the past couple of months and just left it at my parcel forwarder until I was ready to ship it, as it works out cheaper to ship in mass. I also picked up a couple of things for a few friends so everything is pictured in the first photo below, but the rest of this post will be on everything I purchased for myself.

Here's the combined haul, and yes, we picked up four Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighters (gosh, that's a mouthful) between us!

The mass haul.

Now, here's everything that I picked up for myself.

Coastal Scents had a big sale a couple of months ago so I picked up 28 eye shadow hot pots for just under $1 USD each. I also picked up an empty eyeshadow palette to store them in. I do have quite a few z-palettes but I prefer palettes which are built to size, as it's much easier to keep clean and just looks a lot nicer. I added a single eyeshadow brush to my order because I like having several base brushes on hand when I'm doing my eye makeup. Shipping to Australia would have been quite pricy for the weight, so I sent it to my parcel forwarding address and stored it there until I was ready to ship a few orders in one consignment.

Coastal Scents hot pots, empty 28 pan palette and  eyeshadow brush.

Some of the shades do look quite similar, but unfortunately that's what happens when you pick shades based on swatches you've googled online! I tried to get a good selection of colours and neutrals. I'm not entirely sure what happened to one of the shadow pans (second from left on the second row) as it looks like it had a good chunk gouged out of it, but luckily, the rest arrived intact.

On to the gorgeous Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop Highlighter. I love Jaclyn so I really wanted this highlighter shade. I've been totally obsessed with my Becca Highlighter in Opal (reviewed here) since I got it, so I want to collect all the shades that Becca have!

 Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Pop.

Aside from the box, there's nothing to differentiate this highlighter from the rest in the Becca shimmering skin perfector pressed range, so you have to flip it over to check the name on the back.

 Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Pop.
Overall, though, this is a simply gorgeous shade and I'll have swatches of the different shades in a separate post coming shortly. I have absolutely no regrets buying this!

 Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Pop.
Last but not least, I've been longing for several MAC lipstick shades so I picked up these five lipsticks, Steam Heat, Girl About Town, Brick-O-La, Craving and Mehr. I initially purchased Steam Heat from the Limited Edition Wash and Dry Collection when it first launched, but I was fortunate enough to receive the same shade as a PR gift, so I'll either sell this one or keep it as a backup. Swatches and review here, if you'd like to check it out. I absolutely love this collection, the packaging is just so bright and summery!

MAC lipsticks.
MAC lipsticks.
I can't wait to play with my new lovelies, they look so gorgeous!

Let me know if you'd like to see reviews of anything in particular! Here's one last photo of everything I picked up!

What have you hauled recently? Let me know in the comments, I love a good haul!

Much love,
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