Friday, July 26, 2013

Neutral Eyes with Bright Lips | Collective Makeup Looks

Hello lovelies! Today is a collection of, as the title suggests, recent Neutral eye looks with bright lips. I'm sorry that I'm not going to go into too much detail but I will list the main products used! Hope you enjoy <3


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Herstyler 1" Titanium Hair Straightener

This was from a sale on Ozsale where I saved $200! I was wanting to buy a straightener to take traveling anyway, and when I saw I could get one, particularly the Herstyler Titanium hair straightener, for $50 I thought I may as well give it a go. I've only ever owned a Remington straightener before, and I've used GHD's quite a few times thanks to working in a salon. When I saw that it looked comparable to a GHD where I could easily curl as well as straighten, I didn't have much to lose.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Stila Counltess Colour Pigment & Turquoise Smudge Stick | Review & FOTD

The last couple of items I got in my Stila Festival of Colour haul are these two, the Countless Colour Pigment in Lyric & Smudge Stick in Turquoise. They are both limited edition along with the After Glow Lip Colours, and I couldn't resist any of them. Whether you're into understated colours, used as a pop along the lash line or go all out wearing anything you desire all over your eyelids, these two products would be suitable for everyone.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

What's in my Travel Makeup Bag & Fairwell for now

The time has come for my partner & I as we are finally going on a holiday we have wanted to go on for a few years now, to the land of the U.S, where we can escape the rest of winter and return in spring! I wanted to make a post of what I was going to bring, so I could decide on the products I thought I would need the most.  but I cut out as many items as I thought I could be deprived of, because I will be able to replenish my stock. I am always an over packer but it wasn't as hard as what I thought it would be to choose these items! However I'd actually organized everything I was going to bring makeup-wise a little while back so some things have actually changed now.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Youtube Inspiration #3: Shaaanxo

So by now it's probably no secret that I love Shaaanxo from Youtube. I love her style and wish I could keep my makeup looking so polished from day to day. What I've done here is not a recreation but actually an inspiration, using similar products from brands she likes & colours she would use.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Stila After Glow Lip Colours | Review & Swatches

This post is as I promised in my Stila Haul Post  I wanted to do the review before I go away especially as they are limited edition & I have no idea how long they will be around for!

The Stila After Glow Lip Colours are not really lipsticks, not really lip stains but like a jumbo lip pencil with a balmy, lipstick-type texture. Something that makes them different to other lip products are that they glow in UV light, which is what suckered me into them in the first place. Although I don't go clubbing as often as I used to, this would make for a nice surprise once the UV lights go on!

I was going to have to wait to take a pic under black light but then I remembered that I had a UV light that was in an "invisible pen set" many years ago so I could test it out sooner rather than later.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Stila Festival Of Colour | Haul

So I stated in my July wishlist that I had cut down on my spending, and I think I've been pretty good with it! It feels like forever since I've bought any new products, but when I heard about the Stila Festival Of Colour collection, I knew I had to get in fast.

The main reason I wanted to buy from this collection were the Stila After Glow Lip Colours. I was going to wait until my holiday until I found out that they were limited edition. It was something I didn't want to miss out on, even if they were still available I mightn't be able to get the colours I wanted, so of course when Beauty Bay had them in stock I placed an order. Unfortunately a few other LE items caught my eye too!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

July Summer Holiday Wishlist

As if I haven't mentioned it enough, my holiday to the US is fast approaching in just over 2 weeks! It's something we have been planning for so long so it's almost unreal that it's nearly here. Obviously we are going to do all the touristy things, but I am also excited to shop up, taking advantage of the huge price differences, so I wanted to make up my first wish list with some products that I intend to buy.
 I have slowed right down on my makeup spending in the last couple of months on makeup & other materialistic items so that I wouldn't feel too bad in how much I would be spending but I wasn't going to let that happen anyway! I'm also hoping I won't need to purchase anything other then essentials for a long time afterwards.

1. MAC Face & Body Foundation: I think out of all the MAC foundations I'd like to try their F&B because it sounds like a natural glowy foundation perfect for summer. Other higher-end foundations I want to look at are the NARS Sheer Glow & YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat, I've only ever used cheaper ones so I can't wait to try higher end ones!
2. NARS Satin Lip Pencil: After seeing this on Heather I knew I wanted to try these, I haven't used any higher end lip products except for MAC (which isn't technically high end) and the quality looks amazing.
3. MAC Fix + Spray: I have needed a proper setting spray & mixing medium so I may as well get something that costs an arm & a leg back home to try out.
4. Stila Highlighting Duo in Kitten: I love Kitten as an eyeshadow and it would make a gorgeous highlight, I want this as well as theBalm's Mary Lou-Manizer as I've mentioned before.
5. Maybelline ColourSensational Vivids: Considering the price difference & the colour range, I will feel the need to buy most of these. I also want to pick up a few more Colour Tattoos.
6. Sonia Kashuk Undetectable Creme Bronzer: I haven't heard much about these but from what I have heard, they are comparable to the Chanel Tan De Chanel & at a much cheaper price, why not. It only comes in two shades, a bronzing one & a contour one so I might try both. Also Sonia Kashuk can only be purchased at Target in the US from what it looks like & is too expensive on ebay.
7. Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush: Looks too pretty not to have, I'm sure it will leave the most beautiful glow!
8. Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush: I've heard soo many good things about these blushes, and they look amazing! I'm also planning to pick up some more NARS blushes & have a look at Benefit's.
9. Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Stick Colour: These look amazing and come in many beautiful colours, perfect for a base to any eyeshadow look.
10. Benefit POREfessional : I don't exactly have the most visible pores but I've heard what a great primer this is, I can't wait to try other Benefit products, too!
11.YSL Glossy Lip Stain: Why not splurge a little bit, and considering these are $16 cheaper then in Aus then I think I can allow that ;)
12.Essie Nail Polish:I haven't tried anything from Essie before and all the colours look so beautiful so I'm going to find it hard to pick just a few shades!

So obviously I will be looking at a lot more but these are just a few of things I hope I get the chance to buy. If anyone from the US has any shopping tips, please let me know! 

I'm unsure if I should be posting a haul when I get back as I don't want it to come across as bragging or sounding greedy?, but please let me know if you would like to see one, or should I just post about the products as I use them?

Have you tried any of these products? What is on your makeup wishlist at the moment?


Monday, July 1, 2013

June Empties & Product I'm Chucking Out

Is it really over half way through the year already?! Well I know I said I would do this bi-monthly but I figured I don't want to keep the post too long with too many products, & I'm trying to be more ruthless with using products up, so here are my current empties!