Thursday, February 27, 2014

February 2014 Violet Box Review!

Hi lovelies,

I have another subscription box review for you today, and that's the February Violet Box! Let's see what I received this month, shall we?

Ofra Cosmetic Laboratories Red Carpet Kolour All Over Body Glow in Medium (sample)

Nuxe Creme Nirvanesque (deluxe sample)

Be a Bombshell The One Stick in Girl Crush (full sized)

Be a Bombshell Lip Crayon in Some Beach (full sized)

WOTNOT Natural Organic Facial Wipes (deluxe sample)

Aphelia Oasis Acne Solution (deluxe sample)

A heart shaped lollipop (to celebrate the month of lurve)

There were also a couple of pamphlets in the box.

February 2014 Violet Box.

Keep reading after the jump!

Monday, February 24, 2014

February 2014 Lust Have It Review!

Hi lovelies,

It's that time of the month again, when the beauty boxes roll out!

I'm a bit behind on posting about the January LHI box, mainly because it arrived a bit late due to problems LHI had with their warehouse, so I thought I'd just do a mini-review right at the end of this post. I didn't mind the January box, but I'm pleased to say that the February box was much more satisfying!

The February box arrived in a simple cardboard box (LHI are changing their packaging again), so read on to see what I received (apologies for the photos but I lost daylight and had to take them in the rather jaundiced light of my bedroom).

Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive exfoliant mask (deluxe sample)

The Cosmetic Kitchen mineral eyeshadow in Watermelon (full sized)

The Cosmetic Kitchen makeup brush (full sized)

Vaseline Ultimate 10 anti-aging body lotion (deluxe sample)

Clairol Professional Color Radiance shampoo (deluxe sample)

Clairol Professional Expand Volume mousse (deluxe sample)

Hand Spa Bijoux hand wipe (sample)

So...? Sinful perfume (deluxe sample)

There was also a few discount vouchers and pamphlets. On to photos!

February 2014 Lust Have It Box
 Keep reading after the jump!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Love Thy Polish | Part 2 - Fauxreal Fuschia & Halo.

Hi lovelies,

Welcome to Part 2 of my Love Thy Polish swatchathon! You can find the link to Part 1 here, where I showed you Pink Sands and Spot the Pink. In this post, I'm going to introduce you to Fauxreal Fuschia (and yes, that's the name, I didn't spell that wrongly) and the gorgeous Halo!

Fauxreal Fuschia is a deep, fuchsia jelly polish with suspended black glitter. From the Speckled n' Freckled Collection, it looks a little muddy in the bottle, but translates to a gorgeous, sexy shade on the nails. It's a little sheer, so you could wear it over a deeper shade for full opacity, or layer 3 thin coats as I did for the photos below. Like all the others, I found this to be a dream to apply, the brush was extremely manoeuvrable and applied the polish well.

Fauxreal Fuschia by Love Thy Polish.
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Love Thy Polish | Part 1 - Pink Sands & Spot the Pink.

Hi lovelies,

It's the weekend, woot! To kick things off, I've got four gorgeous new polishes from Aussie indie brand, Love Thy Polish, for your viewing (and purchasing) pleasure! As these are going to be quite photo-heavy, I'm going to break them up into two parts and post them one after the other, so here's the link to Part 2.

In case you were wondering, all of the polishes from Love Thy Polish are 3-free (free from DBP, formaldehyde and toluene). The polishes I'm about to show you are from the Speckled n' Freckled Collection, and were only released for sale a few days ago, so run, don't walk!, before they sell out!

First up, we have Pink Sands, a soft pink creme with suspended black glitter. I found this to be a dream to apply, with the black glitter dispersing quite easily with each brush stroke. I used two coats for the photos below. Pink Sands reminds me a little of Scarce from the Illamasqua range (reviewed here), except it's a little stronger in shade.

Pink Sands by Love Thy Polish in direct daylight.
Keep reading after the jump!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Curtis Collection by Victoria | Mineral Shimmer Blush in Coral Queen, Baked Blush in Bombshell & Golden Goddess and Baked Matte Bronzer in Bronzed Goddess.

Hi lovelies!

Have you heard of Curtis Collection by Victoria before? In case you haven't, it's an Australian-owned, boutique makeup brand that's been in the beauty news a fair bit of late...the brand promises high quality products with incredibly staying power, and also features a mineral collection that promises to add a touch of luxury to your day while the ingredients work at treating your skin.

I'd been aware of the brand for a while, so I was thrilled when I was offered the chance to trial some of the products. I was sent two baked blushers in Golden Goddess and Bombshell, a mineral shimmer blush in Coral Queen and a baked matte bronzer in Bronzed Goddess.

L-R (clockwise from top): Curtis Collection by Victoria baked matte bronzer in Bronzed Goddess, baked blush in Golden Goddess, mineral shimmer blush in Coral Queen and baked blush in Bombshell.

First up, let's discuss the packaging of all four compacts. I really liked it; it was simple, yet functional and sturdy, with the clear window allowing you to see which product you were picking up. The 'click' closure ensures that the compact wouldn't accidentally open if you carried it in your handbag.

Keep reading after the jump!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

January 2014 Violet Box Review.

Hi lovelies,

My apologies on the lateness of this post, but hey, better late than never! I wanted to space out the box reviews a bit so as I wouldn't inundate all of you with an array of subscription box reviews, but then time ran away from me! Without further ado, here's what I received in my January 2014 Violet Box.

So Susan Water-based Pure Luminizer (full sized)

So Susan Nail Lacquer in Pink Guava (full sized)

LUSH Gorgeous Facial Moisturiser (deluxe sample)

MOR Essentials Collection Hand Cream in Black Current Iris and Basil & Grape (sachets)

Villainess Soaps in Scintillating (deluxe sample)

Acorelle Eau de Parfum (sample)

There was also a voucher for free shipping with LUSH on orders over $40.

January 2014 Violet Box.
Keep reading after the jump!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Spring Nail Art Tutorial.

Hi lovelies,

Happy Friday!

I just wanted to let you all know that I have another feature up on the Lipstick Republic Blog (here's the link to the first, if you missed it). This one is a nail art tutorial and it's really easy!

Here's the look I came up with, it was inspired by the Jacaranda tree!

Click here to head on over there and check it out, it's a really easy step-by-step! Don't forget to check out what the other girls came up with too, they are such a talented bunch!

What do you think of it, lovelies? Are you keen to give this tutorial a go? Tag me if you do, I'd love to see it!

Much love,

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Valentine's Day Lip Ideas with Burt's Bees - Blush Orchid Tinted Lip Balm, Summer Twilight Lip Gloss, Rhubarb Lip Shimmer & Lip Balm with Mango Butter.

Hi lovelies,

The day of lurveeee, Valentine's Day, is almost upon us! Now, if your day goes to plan, you're probably going to be doing some smooching, so you're going to need to keep your pout in perfect condition! Never fear, lovelies, because I've got the perfect solution for you. *wink*

These gorgeous goodies from Burt's Bees are the perfect thing to help you to a kissable pout.

Keep reading after the jump!

Monday, February 3, 2014

January 2014 Her Fashion Box Review!

Hi lovelies,

I'll be honest, my January Her Fashion Box arrived almost a week ago, but it took me a while to blog about it because it left me feeling...well, a bit underwhelmed. I truly loved the first few boxes I got, but the December box left me feeling a bit uninspired and this box did not help matters any. Before I continue, let's take a look at the contents of the January HFB. I received:

A little leatherette black coin purse
Fashion necklace
Urban Rituelle Lip Balm in Guava
Babe No 3 Pink Salt Scrub
Ulta 3 Lipstick in Cherry Wine
Lightweight fashion scarf
JBronze by Jennifer Hawkins shimmer illuminiser (x2) and face tan (x1) sachets
Leopard print manicure set
Green Smoothie Co 'Green Is Good' smoothie samples (x2)
Cantik Palms Notebook
Muesli for Me sample
Discount vouchers for Adore Tanning and Muesli for Me

On to photos...
January 2014 Her Fashion Box
Keep reading after the jump!
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