Friday, February 12, 2016

Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Mattes Review & Swatches!

Hi lovelies!

How's your week off to so far?

I must say that mine has been going quite well, because I've been busy playing road-testing all the new release lippies that Maybelline launched this month! You can read my review of the Color Blur Matte Pencils here, if you missed it earlier. As much as I loved those pencils, I have to say that the new Color Sensational Creamy Mattes had my heart beating just that tiny bit faster!

I have a love-hate relationship with matte lipsticks, because as much as I love the way they look on the lips and how long-lasting most mattes are, I hate how dry they can feel. As a result, I couldn't wait to see if these really lived up to the 'creamy' promise! Let's take a look, shall we?

Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte lipsticks.
I received three of the lipsticks in my little care package, but I believe there's a total of eight shades that will be available here. The colours I got were:

655 Daringly Nude - soft brown nude
670 Ravishing Rose - blue based pink
680 Mesmerizing Magenta - bright berry pink

Keep reading after the jump!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

January 2016 Lust Have It Review!

Hi lovelies!

It's been some time since I've been able to share a LHI review, what with being away and everything, so I'm actually happy to be getting back to it! It's quite the little treat to have a mystery bag of beauty goodies arriving every month, and I've fallen in love with some new favourites this way.

The January box arrived in a pretty pink mesh travel bag, as always. Here's what I received:

UNANI Micellar Water (full sized)

HIKARI lip crayon in Amour (full sized)

HIKARI blush in Sunkissed (full sized)

SKINYOGA Almond Orange face scrub (deluxe sample)

SKINYOGA Sandalwood Saffron face mask (deluxe sample)

There was also an ORCHID from Paradise Cherry Blossom hand cream, which was supposed to have been in the December box but was sent in this box instead.

January 2016 Lust Have It Box.

Keep reading after the jump!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Sally Hansen Complete Care 7-in-1 Nail Treatment Review!

Hi lovelies,

As some of you may know, I'm part of the BeautyDirectory Expert Panel of Bloggers, and I am occasionally fortunate enough to trial products as part of my involvement. The latest product was the revamped Sally Hansen Complete Care 7-in-1 Nail Treatment, which I was excited about as I adore all things nails! This treatment is enriched with avocado oil, sea salt, pomegranate extract and calcium, to protect and nourish nails.

Sally Hansen Complete Care 7-in-1 Nail Treatment.

 My nails are pretty healthy, as you can see here, but I occasionally experience splitting/breakage. The Sally Hansen 7-in-1 treatment sounds impressive because it presents the solution to dryness, dullness, ridges, breakage and peeling (or all of them)! It vows to restore dry, brittle nails, making them brighter, shinier, stronger, more moisturised and fills in ridges, with visible differences after just three days of use. Best of all, it can be used as a base coat and top coat with your choice of polish, though you can, of course, just choose to wear it on naked nails. Sounds pretty good, doesn't it?

Keep reading after the jump!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Maybelline Color Blur by Lip Studio Cream Matte Pencil & Smudger Review & Swatches.

Hi lovelies!

I was fortunate enough to be invited to a Maybelline pre-release event last year in December, but unfortunately, was unable to attend as I was away. I was pleasantly surprised to find a surprise parcel on my return, however, as they were kind enough to send me a fantastic goodie bag with a sampling of new release items since I had missed the event! It was makeup heaven just opening that bag and looking at everything!


Isn't that a gorgeous assortment of goodies?! I'll be reviewing items over the next week or so, so be sure to leave a note in the comments if there's something in particular you want to see reviewed ASAP! The first thing to catch my eye were the lipsticks, and I was especially intrigued by the Maybelline Color Blur by Lip Studio Cream Matte Pencils, which is why they're the first items to be reviewed!


The Color Blur Pencil is a dual-ended slim stick, with a thin, wind-up lip pencil at one end, and a softly pointed rubber smudger on the other end. What I found to be a little surprising is that the wind-up mechanism is actually located on the smudger end, not the lipstick end as you'd expect. 


Keep reading after the jump!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Clinique Pop Lip Colour & Primer - Party Pop Review + Swatches!

Hi lovelies!

If, like me, you suffer from dry lips, you will absolutely love the lipsticks from the Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer range! The lipsticks are amazing, smooth, weightless and creamy, providing intense colour without stripping moisture. The range promises to keep lips comfortably moisturised for up to 8 hours, and that's something I can attest to, as it feels like you're only wearing a lip balm on your lips. You know that feeling when you can comfortably rub your lips together? That's definitely achievable while wearing these lipsticks.

Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer in Party Pop.
Keep reading after the jump!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Review + Swatches (Bella Rouge, Bella Navy, Bella Emerald, Bella Gold and Bella Copper)!

Hi lovelies!

Woohoo for the first post of 2016! Where does the time fly?!

I've been dithering over which topic to post about first, as I'm brimming with beautiful products to tell you about, but I decided to just dive in and write about one of the products I've been loving of late, the Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadows! Whew, that was quite a mouthful, wasn't it?

Milani Cosmetics Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow.
What exactly IS a gel powder, you ask? According to the Milani website, it's thus named because the eyeshadow formula starts off as a gel that is then transformed by a 'special process' into a powder eyeshadow. It's quite a unique formula as it feels quite dry and powdery to the touch, yet applies beautifully to the eyelid without much fallout. It's incredibly pigmented, smooth and buttery! The formula is also designed to be used wet or dry, and applied either with your fingertips or with a brush. I'm generally not a fan of applying my eye makeup with my fingers (unless I'm using a cream shadow, that is) but I actually do like using my finger tips with these for a more subtle wash of colour, and a brush for when I'm after a more intense look!

Keep reading after the jump!
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