26 August, 2010

NOTD: OPI Suzi and the Lifeguard (review & swatches)

Just a little something cute and girly =)

I used OPI's Suzi and the Lifeguard (3 coats). It's a pale cool pink with slight shimmer. It's pretty sheer hence I needed at least 3 coats to get it looking more opaque.

I love using nail lace stickers, so easy to use! All you need to do is cut the strips into size then stick them on!


By the way for those who are interested, the result for election is... there was no result LOL Apparently this hasn't happened since WWII! Basically the votes were sooo evenly split that no one was able to gain a majority of seats. So we have to wait a couple of weeks for the candidates to do a bit of wheelin' and dealin' before a result is determined. Crazy huh? (Don't ask me too many questions about this because I really don't know that much about politics lol)

Have a great night guys!

21 August, 2010

Election day...to the polls!

Image: http://sacfs.asn.au/images/photos/ballot_box.jpg

Today, Australians rushed off to the polls to vote. This was my first time voting in a federal election. These elections only come around once every 3 years and this was the first time I was old enough to vote. (In Australia it's compulsory to vote if you are above 18.)

I'm not really into politics and stuff and I guess it's also because I'm still young, don't have a job or my own family, so the policies that the parties are creating and promising don't directly affect me that much.

Anyway, this election is predicted to be a very close one. So who will be Prime Minister of Australia? Only time will tell =)

19 August, 2010

Stocking up on my all time favorite blush

My all time favourite blush is...
Revlon's Floral Affair Collection blush in Pinking of You


It was a limited edition range so it is no longer available *cries* So that is why I stocked up lol. The blush is huge (8.0g) so it would take me forever to use up but thought I would be safe and grab a few more off ebay.

I bought a set of the Floral Affair blushes from Camelliashop Cosmetics Wholesale UK . I had no problems or hiccups ordering from them. I received my package about 8-9 days after my payment was confirmed (UK to Australia). The blushes arrived in perfect condition and all wrapped up very well and securely in individual boxes.

The specific set of blushes I ordered came with 3 x Pinking of You and 1 x Hushed Blush. I haven't used or tried Hushed Blush and I am giving it away so I can't tell you much about it but I can definitely tell you about Pinking of You lol.

I love love love this blush. It is a vibrant matte pink colour with a hint of peach and it is just SO pretty and wearable! It is very sheer though so you do need to really swirl your brush in there the darker your skin is. It is buildable so it is very hard to mess up with this baby. The staying power isn't the best, when you get home after a full day, it definitely isn't going to be as bright and vibrant as in the morning. The packaging is sleek but sturdy and you get so much product!


There are definitely some cons to this product such as the pigmentation, but I am SO in love with the colour that I'm happy to let that go. If you know of a matte blush that is exactly the same colour as this, PLEASE let me know!

08 August, 2010

Cleo magazine + FREE ModelCo Lip Duo


Just letting you guys know, (this is probably only going to be interesting for Aussie readers), that August's edition of Cleo magazine comes with a free ModelCo lip duo worth $36!. The magazine is only $7.95 so it's a pretty good deal, I purely bought this magazine for the the lip duo lol.

The lipstick end is in the shade "Kitty". It's a semi sheer neutral pink shade. It resembles Revlon's Colorburst lipstick in Blush but slightly less pigmented. The lip gloss end is in "Boogie Nights" which looks pale pink in the tube but on, it's practically clear with a iridescent look. These are the kinds of shades I would imagine anyone can pull-off, kind of an everyday look.

This pic is just with the lipstick.

And this one is with the lipgloss as well. It isn't a great pic of the gloss, the camera couldn't really pick up the right colour. Oh and ignore the weird white speckly bits...I think the light was just reflecting off my lips and the camera picked it up funny lol.

Anyway talk to you guys soon!

03 August, 2010

Makeup Removers - Nivea v Inglot v Neutrogena


I am so backed up on posting and over the last week I was feeling really motivated to blog but my dad borrowed my camera since some of my relatives have come down to Australia. So I had to think of a post that didn't require photos.

Anyway, so I will be reviewing and comparing these 3 makeup removers on how they perform as waterproof eye makeup removers (mainly wp mascara). All of these are waterproof makeup removers.

Nivea Visage - 3 in 1 Waterproof Make-Up Remover

Price approx. $9
Size 125ml
Consistency cream
Claims Gently removes make up, eye make-up and long-lasting lipstick

This remover is absolutely hopeless and I very rarely hate a product. It does not remove a thing. After applying some of the product onto a cotton pad, holding it over my eye and then lightly rubbing, the pad was completely clean. Not even the slightest black smudge. When you start scrubbing at your eye, your waterproof mascara will just begin to come off. So really, the product does not do anything, it is the fact that you are scrubbing away that is removing the product. This remover leaves your face a bit oily.
I do not recommend this product at all.

Neutrogena - Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover

Price approx. $11
Size 112ml
Consistency liquidy
Claims Effective & gentle, removes even waterproof mascara, no oily residue

This is the most recent remover I've bought and I am very happy with it. It feels very light and removes wp mascara well. Of course you need to rub at your eye a bit but no dramas. I definitely agree that it feels gentle (but then again I don't really have sensitive eyes). Like it claims, it does not leave an oily residue. Maybe if you're being super critical, there is a tiny bit of residue.
Overall I highly recommend this, it is very effective and very affordable.

Inglot - Makeup Remover for Waterproof Makeup

Price approx. $15-20 (I don't quite remember)
Size 100ml
Consistency bit oilier than the Neutrogena remover
Claims (Nothing written on the bottle)

I really like this remover. It removes a bit better than the Neutrogena and feels a bit smoother when you rub your eye. However it leaves a really oily residue. I know a lot of people don't like this but I always wash my face with a cleanser after removing makeup anyway so it's no problem for me.

Overall I recommend both the Neutrogena and Inglot makeup removers. They both remove makeup effectively but the Inglot is slightly better. However the Neutrogena is much more affordable, accessible and doesn't leave an oily residue.

If you guys have any makeup remover recommendations I would love to hear them. I still want to find the ultimate wp mascara remover lol.

Anyway hope this post helps!


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