Friday, August 1, 2014

Teeez Trend Cosmetics - Carmine Craze.

Hi lovelies!

Happy Friday! It's freezing, hailing and thundering here in Melbourne, so I hope you're staying warm and dry if you're based here too! And if you aren't, lucky you!

A couple of weeks ago, I introduced you to Carmine Craze by Teeez Trend Cosmetics, which I received in my June Lust Have It Box. In case you weren't aware, Carmine is a deep red pigment which is found in a lot of food/cosmetics/paint products. In this case, it's quite an apt name as the shade is what I'd call a deep rusty red. A couple of readers asked to see it on my nails, so here it is!




The colour was really pretty, but unfortunately, this polish was a little hard to work with. The design of the bottle (while gorgeous), is quite slim, and unfortunately, the brush wand was a little too thick. This meant that quite a lot of polish built up on the neck of the bottle each time it was pulled out. The polish itself applied quite well, but I did notice early tip wear within a day or two even with the use of my regular base and topcoat (which I use for all my manicures).

Overall, it's quite a pretty choice for our current winter conditions, particularly if you don't mind only wearing it for a day or two.

What do you think of this, lovelies? Are you a fan of the shade?

Much love,
MM.
x

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

July 2014 Lust Have It Review!

Hi lovelies,

Apologies for having two subscription box posts one after the other, I usually try to space these out a bit but they arrived so close together that I thought you might want to see it ASAP! Fortunately, this box (or is that bag) arrived in time, unlike the June box! The packaging has changed from the clear, plastic makeup bag we received last month to this gorgeous pink mesh bag, which I actually prefer!

July 2014 Lust Have It Box

Here's what I received in my July box:

MARSK Mineral Eyeshadow in Black Comedy (full sized)

La Mav Organic BB Creme (full sized)

Ardell Self-Adhesive Lashes in 109S (full sized)

Designer Brands Nail Polish in Shimmer 136 (full sized)

Aveda Botanical Kinetics Gel Cleanser (sample sized)

All in all, not too bad a box with four full sized items! Let's take a look at the photos:

July 2014 Lust Have It Box.
Keep reading after the jump!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

July 2014 Violet Box Review!

Hi lovelies!

My July Violet box arrived today and I decided I had to jump on immediately to share the contents with you! Ready to see what's in this month's box?

VB released new packaging this month, so it's now in a 'slide-out' white box instead of the sleek black flip-top boxes previously used. I do like the new packaging but I will miss the old ones, the boxes came in very handy! Here's what I received in this month's box:

Skin & Co Truffle Therapy Serum (deluxe sample)

Sukin Skin Purifying Facial Mask (deluxe sample)

KMS California Hair Play Molding Paste (deluxe sample)

LAQA & Co Sheer Lip Lube Pencil (full sized)

Dr Hauschka Lavender Saandalwood Calming Body Wash (deluxe sample)

So Susan Flutter Mascara (full sized)

Beyonce Rise perfumed sachet (this wasn't on the description card so it's just an extra)

There was also a sneak peek of an item in next month's Violet Box, a Be a Bombshell eyeshadow quad! I, for one, can't wait for that, I love Be a Bombshell products!

July 2014 Violet Box with new packaging.

Keep reading after the jump!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Introducing Playboy Five Shades of Grey - Velvet Party Collection!

Hi lovelies,

Everyone has heard of the famous Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy; which, incidentally, I didn't actually find particularly interesting, did you? Anyhow, I digress. While I knew that Playboy make some lovely body sprays (which I'm totally addicted to spraying on after my shower and before applying perfume), I didn't know they had polishes in their range! I couldn't resist when I was offered the chance to try them, so here are five gorgeous shades from the Velvet Party Collection, aptly titled, Five Shades of Grey*!

Playboy Five Shades of Grey - Velvet Party Collection

Each of the shades have been given a sexy Slavic name, which is pretty apt as some of the shades are simply stunning, dark and mysterious, much like something a spy would wear (my imagination might be getting a wee bit carried away here). Word of warning, this is going to be a very photo heavy post, so pull up a chair and get comfy, as I take you through the five shades of grey from the Playboy range.

Keep reading after the jump!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

June 2014 Lust Have It Review!

Hi lovelies,

June review, I hear you ask? Isn't it mid July now? You'd be right, lovelies, and I'm not sure what happened but I somehow only received my June LHI Box and FaB box yesterday! I think there was some mix-up with my boxes, which is admittedly a little frustrating, but since LHI were excellent with their customer service regarding the delay and the boxes were provided for review, I think we can overlook it. I'm going to separate the reviews and do an abbreviated post for each box, because I'll probably have two more reviews to share shortly when the July boxes go out! Here's what I received in my June box:

Teeez Trendy Cosmetics Head Over Heels Nail Lacquer in Carmine Craze (full sized)

John Plunkett Glyco Peel (full sized)

La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo (deluxe sample)

ORLY mini nail files (deluxe samples) and toe separators (full sized)

Nuxe Creme Nirvanesque and Creme Nirvanesque Eye Contour (sachets)

Everything was packaged in the cute Lustre Beauty beauty bag, and there was also a discount code for $20 off a Lust Have It branded makeup brush set and another discount card for $30 off a Hello Fresh subscription.

Moving on to photos:

June 2014 Lust Have It Review.
 Keep reading after the jump!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Essence Limited Edition Dark Romance Collection and Product Reviews (plus details on an Instagram giveaway)!

Hi lovelies!

Another day, another gorgeous limited edition collection from our favourite budget brand...Essence Cosmetics! The Dark Romance Collection is exclusive to Priceline, and truth be told, I wanted it even sight unseen purely because of the name! Fortunately, I managed to fall in love with most of the products just based on how beautiful they were, and purchase my pick of the lot. It was really exciting to see the whole collection available, as the limited edition collections sell out so quickly, but disappointing to see that the store had only received a couple of each item, which explains why the collections sell out so quickly! They did say they'd be receiving new stock in again soon, so do check back often if you missed out on the first batch.

(Taken from the Essence Australia website)

Anyhow, without further ado, let me introduce you to a few items from the Dark Romance Collection. I actually purchased these before they had been set up on the display stand, so I don't have any photos of the stand. I also didn't purchase all the items available from the collection; there are two different eyeliners, three other polish shades, another eyeshadow quad, body tattoos and a different blush available in addition to the products I'm about to show you.

I purchased the cream highlighter in Light Up! ($5.35), nail art decoration kit ($4.50), lipsticks in Red Romance and Painted Love ($3.50 each), lipglosses in Light Up! and Black Shadow ($3.50 each), polish in Dark Night Starlight ($3.25), velvet mousse blush in Red Romance ($4.50) and eyeshadow quad in Mystery Glam ($5.35).

Items purchased from the Essence Dark Romance Collection.

Keep reading after the jump!
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