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!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

How To: Create Goddess Waves.

Hi lovelies!

Welcome to my first ever hair tutorial! This is going to be a bit photo heavy so do bear with me. Before we start, I most commonly wear my hair straight and sleek, so here's what it normally looks like.

Lately, though, I've really been loving wearing my hair in curls and waves, so I thought I'd share my technique on how to get voluminous waves. I asked a friend for suggestions on what to call this look and she went with 'Goddess Waves', so that's what I'm sticking with!

It's quite simple and all you will need are these five simple items; a curling iron (preferably one without a clamp, I'm using the Remington Tribal Tong), a good hair treatment (*muk Argan Oil), a salt spray (DeLorenzo Elements Ocean Mist), a shimmer spray (*Kevin Murphy shimmer shine) and a large comb.

Products needed for this look.

Keep reading after the jump!

Monday, June 30, 2014

A MeMeMe Fire Eyes Makeup Look.

Hi lovelies,

I realised that I've really missed doing makeup looks, it's been SIX MONTHS since my last one! Where has the time gone?! I'm going to have to make sure I do them more often.

Here's a look I created before I left on my trip (but didn't have time to post) using MeMeMe products. If you're no stranger to my blog, you'll know I'm a huge fan of their products; they're so pigmented and easy to work with.

The *Fire Eyes quad was one that caught my eye as soon as I saw it, and I jumped at the chance to try it. While some of the shades might look a little bright, I couldn't wait to create a wearable look with it.

MeMeMe products used for this look.

I used all the shadows from the *Fire Eyes Catwalk Quad, *Arch Angels, *Long Wear Satin Lip Cream (lipstick) in Persian Pink, Light Me Up gloss in Lustre and Blush Box in Coral.

Keep reading after the jump!

Friday, June 27, 2014

*May 2014 Her Fashion Box Review!

Hello lovelies,

I've got one last Her Fashion Box review to show you...because I've unsubscribed for now! My last reviewed box was the January one, as the February box arrived after I had left on my travels. I then asked them to skip March and send out April, which arrived only a couple of weeks before this *May box turned up on my desktop!
While I've enjoyed subscribing to Her Fashion Box for the most part, there are a couple of issues I had with my subscription, which is what led to me deciding to take a break for now. Firstly, the necklace I got in my December box was missing several parts, so HFB offered to send out a replacement pair of earrings instead. Keeping in mind this was all discussed in January...the earrings simply failed to arrive for one reason or another until they finally showed up with this box! Four.Months.Later. To be fair, they did try to make up for the stuffing around by sending me this complimentary box, but it was a bit inconvenient having to send multiple emails back and forth when the earrings kept failing to arrive.
The boxes have been arriving later and later, often well into the month after, which sometimes feels a little annoying. I think I'd have kept subscribing if they had a pure accessories box, but as a beauty blogger and product junkie, I'm pretty much on overload with beauty products as it is. I may decide to take it up again in the future, or I may not. It's all left to be seen. Anyhow, let's take a look at the contents of the *May 2014 HFB. This box was part of a collaboration with Aussie designer Nicola Finetti, so all subscribers received a collaboration cosmetic bag in the satchel. Here's everything I received in this box:

Nicola Finetti for Her Fashion Box Cosmetic Bag (full sized)
House of Holland Heart Breaker False Nails (full sized)
Bioderma Crealine & Sebium H20 Cleansing Water (deluxe samples)
label.m Texture Wax Stick (full sized)
CLOVA body scrub + bath sprinkle (deluxe sample)
Her Fashion Box Feminine Spring Gold Cuff (full sized)
Her Fashion Box Feminine Immortal Ear Cuff (full sized)

On to photos...

May 2014 Her Fashion Box.
Keep reading after the jump!
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