Tuesday, 2 September 2014

The latest beauty deals from Myer!

#myer    #deals    




The Simpsons collection is now available from MAC’s Australian website! Products go on sale in select stores on the 4th, so since most products are already sold out online, visiting your local store/counter would be your best bet. 

#mac cosmetics    #information    




The custom nails I ordered from Never Too Much Glitter on Etsy for my 21st arrived! All of her nails are gorgeous, unique, and so affordable - if you like nail art, definitely check out her store. She also works closely with you to make sure your nails are just as you visualise them, and I’m so happy with how these turned out!

The custom nails I ordered from Never Too Much Glitter on Etsy for my 21st arrived! All of her nails are gorgeous, unique, and so affordable - if you like nail art, definitely check out her store. She also works closely with you to make sure your nails are just as you visualise them, and I’m so happy with how these turned out!

#personal    #nails    




Monday, 1 September 2014

From Sephora Australia’s new Instagram and Facebook accounts:

"It’s official - @sephoraaus will be serving up the best in beauty daily as we prepare for our first store opening on Pitt Street, Sydney this December! #SephoraInAustralia #SeeYouInDecember"

and

"Get excited! Here’s a sneak peek of some of the exclusive brands that will be launching in our Sydney store this December! #sephoraexclusive"

Brands not included in their press releases/the above image include NARS, Benefit, Hourglass, Urban Decay, Ellis Faas or Too Faced… Benefit have their own counters in Myer stores, it was rumoured that Myer would start stocking Urban Decay, and the other brands are all already sold at Mecca Cosmetica. I hope Sephora can work it all out and get the rights to sell those brands too!

#sephora    #information    




May, June, July and August Favourites
I forgot to do a favourites post while in the US, so now you get four months’ worth of favourites! 
Bobbi Brown Art Stick [review]
NARS Optimal Brightening Concentrate
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation
NARS Matte Multiple
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade
Marc Jacobs Beauty Eyeshadow Palette in The Siren [review]
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
Smashbox Master Class Colour & Contour Palette
MAC Pearlglide Intense Liner in Black Swan [review]
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
MAC Matte Lipstick in Enchanted One [review]
Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil
As you can tell, all of these (save for the two MAC products) were bought in the US. I don’t have reviews up for most of these yet, but expect them throughout the month!

May, June, July and August Favourites

I forgot to do a favourites post while in the US, so now you get four months’ worth of favourites! 

  • Bobbi Brown Art Stick [review]
  • NARS Optimal Brightening Concentrate
  • NARS Sheer Glow Foundation
  • NARS Matte Multiple
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Eyeshadow Palette in The Siren [review]
  • Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
  • Smashbox Master Class Colour & Contour Palette
  • MAC Pearlglide Intense Liner in Black Swan [review]
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
  • MAC Matte Lipstick in Enchanted One [review]
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil

As you can tell, all of these (save for the two MAC products) were bought in the US. I don’t have reviews up for most of these yet, but expect them throughout the month!

#favourites    #makeup    #personal    




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By Michelle Weyand

#makeup    #fashion    




Sunday, 31 August 2014

Sunday Night Links

#links    #makeup    




Allure Magazine and Beauty Bar’s Sample Society July Box
This beauty box is a collaboration between Allure Magazine and Beauty Bar, an online beauty store. Each box costs $15 per month before tax, and the subscription is only available in the continental US.
The July box included:
Fekkai PrX Reparatives Intense Fortifying Masque
Butter London Nail Lacquer in Champers
Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris Aqua Universalis Eau de Toilette
L’Oreal Paris Extraordinaire by Colour Riche Liquid Lipcolor in Coral Encore
Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder in Highlighter 01
I was quite excited when I opened this! The majority of the box is makeup/nail products, which I was thrilled about. The polish and lip colour are both full sized samples, and the masque and highlighter are deluxe samples. A deluxe sized Laura Mercier sample, how exciting is that! The inclusion of the L’Oreal lip color is great timing, as they’re a relatively new release. The perfume sample is lovely too - I tried Aqua Vitae from the same brand and loved it, so I’m always down for more Maison Francis Kurkdjian samples.
For $15, this box seriously floored me, and I just wish I could keep receiving it now that I’m back in Australia. It’s obvious that a lot of thought went into this box, which isn’t all that surprising since Allure is a trusted name in the beauty industry, but it’s impressive nonetheless.

Allure Magazine and Beauty Bar’s Sample Society July Box

This beauty box is a collaboration between Allure Magazine and Beauty Bar, an online beauty store. Each box costs $15 per month before tax, and the subscription is only available in the continental US.

The July box included:

  • Fekkai PrX Reparatives Intense Fortifying Masque
  • Butter London Nail Lacquer in Champers
  • Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris Aqua Universalis Eau de Toilette
  • L’Oreal Paris Extraordinaire by Colour Riche Liquid Lipcolor in Coral Encore
  • Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder in Highlighter 01

I was quite excited when I opened this! The majority of the box is makeup/nail products, which I was thrilled about. The polish and lip colour are both full sized samples, and the masque and highlighter are deluxe samples. A deluxe sized Laura Mercier sample, how exciting is that! The inclusion of the L’Oreal lip color is great timing, as they’re a relatively new release. The perfume sample is lovely too - I tried Aqua Vitae from the same brand and loved it, so I’m always down for more Maison Francis Kurkdjian samples.

For $15, this box seriously floored me, and I just wish I could keep receiving it now that I’m back in Australia. It’s obvious that a lot of thought went into this box, which isn’t all that surprising since Allure is a trusted name in the beauty industry, but it’s impressive nonetheless.

#review    #makeup    #skin care    #subscription box    #allure magazine    #sample society    




Saturday, 30 August 2014

Glossybox July Box
My review of the June box can be found here. Glossybox subscriptions cost $21 a month and although this is the American Glossybox, they can be purchased in over 16 countries (unfortunately not Australia yet!)
The July box included:
Philip B. Detangling Toning Mist
Skin Inc. Custom Blended Soothing Serum
Mitchell and Peach Body Cream
GlamGlow YouthMud Treatment Masque
Malin+Goetz Mojito Lip Balm
I was primarily excited by the inclusion of a GlamGlow sample! I’ve never tried it, and I’ve heard great things, so it’s a fantastic opportunity to try it. I’ve been using the serum, and it’s good, and my skin has been looking less red lately, although I’m not sure if that’s the soothing serum or another product I’ve been using… The body cream smells lovely, and the detangling mist works well. I don’t really like mojito flavoured things, but Malin+Goetz is a reputable brand, so its inclusion is definitely a good thing!
For $21, you receive five generously sized samples - so generous, in fact, that I don’t even mind that there’s no makeup in this box! 

Glossybox July Box

My review of the June box can be found hereGlossybox subscriptions cost $21 a month and although this is the American Glossybox, they can be purchased in over 16 countries (unfortunately not Australia yet!)

The July box included:

  • Philip B. Detangling Toning Mist
  • Skin Inc. Custom Blended Soothing Serum
  • Mitchell and Peach Body Cream
  • GlamGlow YouthMud Treatment Masque
  • Malin+Goetz Mojito Lip Balm

I was primarily excited by the inclusion of a GlamGlow sample! I’ve never tried it, and I’ve heard great things, so it’s a fantastic opportunity to try it. I’ve been using the serum, and it’s good, and my skin has been looking less red lately, although I’m not sure if that’s the soothing serum or another product I’ve been using… The body cream smells lovely, and the detangling mist works well. I don’t really like mojito flavoured things, but Malin+Goetz is a reputable brand, so its inclusion is definitely a good thing!

For $21, you receive five generously sized samples - so generous, in fact, that I don’t even mind that there’s no makeup in this box! 

#review    #subscription box    #glossybox    #skin care    #hair    




Birchbox July Box
Birchbox is widely considered the original beauty box, so I subscribed for two months while in the US. Boxes cost just $10 a month and only ship to the United States, although there are other boxes for France, the UK and Spain. My review of the June box can be found here. 
July’s box included:
Harvey Prince Hello Body Cream
Number 4 Super Comb Prep & Protect
Supergoop! CC Cream
Cynthia Rowley Eyeliner
Smarty Pants Gummies
I feel like for $10 I can’t really complain, but I really prefer boxes that focus on makeup rather than skin care or hair care. The eyeliner is decent, and a good size to travel with, but you can’t really get many uses out of the CC cream sample, which is a shame. The hair spray protects hair colour as well as protecting hair from heat and UV rays, so I may actually make an effort to use a hair product for once!
Overall, I think Birchbox is a solid, established subscription service that you can rely on to expose you to different products for a very affordable price, and some months are just going to be more exciting than others, and that’s okay!

Birchbox July Box

Birchbox is widely considered the original beauty box, so I subscribed for two months while in the US. Boxes cost just $10 a month and only ship to the United States, although there are other boxes for France, the UK and Spain. My review of the June box can be found here

July’s box included:

  • Harvey Prince Hello Body Cream
  • Number 4 Super Comb Prep & Protect
  • Supergoop! CC Cream
  • Cynthia Rowley Eyeliner
  • Smarty Pants Gummies

I feel like for $10 I can’t really complain, but I really prefer boxes that focus on makeup rather than skin care or hair care. The eyeliner is decent, and a good size to travel with, but you can’t really get many uses out of the CC cream sample, which is a shame. The hair spray protects hair colour as well as protecting hair from heat and UV rays, so I may actually make an effort to use a hair product for once!

Overall, I think Birchbox is a solid, established subscription service that you can rely on to expose you to different products for a very affordable price, and some months are just going to be more exciting than others, and that’s okay!

#review    #subscription box    #birchbox    #skin care    #makeup    




Thursday, 28 August 2014

30 Days of FAB includes:

  • Main Event on 16th September at Martin Place and Priceline stores all around Australia
  • Shopping Events where you can meet magazine beauty editors and shop up a storm
  • Free makeovers at Priceline stores all over the country
  • Giveaways every single day!
#priceline    #information    




Priceline Catalogue

Started Thursday 28th August, ends Wednesday 10th September
(Full catalogue can be found here)

Makeup 

  • Spend $20 or more in one transaction across the Rimmel Cosmetics range & then receive a free gift set
  • Spend $29 or more in one transaction across the Almay range & then receive a free gift
  • Purchase any 2 products from the Essie range & then receive a free Miniature gift set
  • Spend $10 or more in one transaction across the Savvy range & then receive a free makeup remover
  • 3 for 2 on entire L’Oreal Paris cosmetics range
  • 3 for 2 on all Manicare, Glam and Artiste products
  • 3 for 2 on entire Physicians Formula cosmetics range
  • 3 for 2 Models Prefer Brushes and Comb ranges
  • 3 for 2 on entire Ardell range
  • 40% off the entire Revlon cosmetics range
  • 30% off entire Max Factor cosmetics range
  • 30% off entire Nude by Nature range
  • 30% off Beauty Essentials Beauty Tools range
  • 25% off Revlon Lashes range
  • 25% off all Lady Jayne products
  • 25% off entire Nailene range
  • 25% off entire Bourjois cosmetics range
  • 25% off Revitanail products
  • 20% off entire Dermablend and Numasque ranges
  • 20% off entire 1000 Hour range
  • 20% off entire Scunci range
  • 20% off entire Real Techniques range
  • 20% off entire Tweezerman range
  • Selected Covergirl eye and lip products $10 each
  • $3 off selected Sally Hansen products
  • $5 off Models Prefer High Impact range

Skin Care

  • 3 for 2 on entire Burt’s Bees range
  • 3 for 2 on entire Trilogy range
  • 30% off entire Puretopia skin care range
  • 30% off entire Pond’s range
  • 30% off entire Nivea skin care range
  • 30% off the entire Sanctuary Spa range
  • 25% off entire Skin Doctors range
  • 25% off selected Palmer’s skin care products
  • 20% off entire Indeed Laboratories range
  • 20% off entire L’Oreal Paris skin care range
  • 20% off entire Antipodes skin care range
  • 20% off entire People for Plants skin care range
  • 20% off entire Aveeno range
  • 20% off Garnier Blur and Moisture Match ranges
  • 20% off entire Sukin range
  • 20% off entire Yes To skin care range
  • 20% off entire Avene range
  • 20% off entire La Roche Posay range
#priceline    #catalogue    #deals    #budget beauty    




Having a bit of fun with these @sallyhansenau Miracle Gel polishes, thank you @cotypraustralia! 💅 #OMGel

Having a bit of fun with these @sallyhansenau Miracle Gel polishes, thank you @cotypraustralia! 💅 #OMGel

#personal    #nails    #sally hansen    #press sample    




Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Covergirl Bombshell Volume Mascara by LashBlast in Very Black

This is one of Covergirl’s newest products, and as you can see, it’s a double sided mascara. I bought this in the US, but it’s available from Priceline for $21.95.

The first photo of my eye is my lashes with just the mascara from the ‘1’ side on, and the second is my lashes with just the mascara from the ‘2’ side. The bottom two photos are my lashes with 1 applied, followed by 2. 

While you can just apply one or the other, applying both definitely yields the best result. The lashes look longer, more voluminous, blacker and generally more gorgeous! I’m quite impressed with the results - like Covergirl’s other mascaras, this one doesn’t disappoint. 

#review    #makeup    #swatches    #mascara    #covergirl    #eyes    




Tuesday, 26 August 2014

I had these nail stickers from Elegant Touch but the sizes were odd and not all of them were patterned so I just put them on my thumbs and pinky fingers and painted the rest to match. Quite happy with the result!

I had these nail stickers from Elegant Touch but the sizes were odd and not all of them were patterned so I just put them on my thumbs and pinky fingers and painted the rest to match. Quite happy with the result!

#nails    #personal