Monday, 29 April 2013
Today I was a little bit excited to have this delivered to my desk at work - this haul includes a couple of things I have used before and love, and a few new products I have been wanting to try.
Prep & Prime is one of my favourite everyday products, this is my third or fourth bottle and I find it really works for my skin. If anyone wants to know more about this product I will definitely do a more in depth review.
MSF Natural - I have used this powder once before and I liked it but I didn't really find it as great as everyone says. I have a few powders I always swap from whenever I feel like a change and I heard this powder is great with Face and Body foundation so decided to give it another go.
Face & Body Foundation - I have been wanting to use something more sheer for an everyday foundation, and since using my Clarisonic (review coming soon) I finally feel like my skin is getting to a point where I can start using less coverage. I will definitely let you know what I think of this product because I was always getting questions on my old blog about which MAC foundations I recommend. The first thing that is a big difference between this and any other I have tried is the packaging for one, but the consistency is like none I have ever tried before. If you have tried the Maybelline BB Cream, the consistency is very similar.
Select Cover Up Concealer - I got this because I really wanted to start using a liquid concealer for under my eyes. I have been using cream concealers such as; Studio Sculpt, Benefit Erase Paste & Boing and just felt like it was time for a change.
Eyeliner (210) Brush - I got this brush because for the last few months I have been using more and more liquid eyeliners. I have Blacktrack Fluid Line and haven't quite mastered using this yet so I am hoping this will help.
Powder Brush (134) - This was very pricey for a brush ($109AUD) which I would normally never spend on one brush but thought this was definitely a staple brush to have in my collection as I don't have a brush like this. I feel like it is so dense I won't be wasting as much product like I would on brush with more sparse bristles.
Fulfilled Plushglass - This is my first Plushglass and my first impression is a very very good one. It smells amazing, the colour is just gorgeous and I love the way it makes my lips tingle. Plushglass lipgloss are made to make your lips look more full by "plumping" them. I have used some strong lip plumpers, such as Napoleon Perdis Love Bite (which I find ridiculously painful). However this one definitely isn't painful at all.
If you want to know any more details on any of the mentioned products, feel free to leave them in the comments but I am more than likely going to talk more about these products after using them a bit more.
Wednesday, 17 April 2013
My new absolute favourite hair products minus one that I'm going to do a seperate post on in a few weeks after I have used it a little bit more so I can give more of an informed opinion. These however I have been using much more often, and I absolutely love them. I used to love KMS and used Silk Sheen religiously until I found these Goldwell products.
My hairdresser had been using this in my hair and each time I noticed that my hair felt like silk for days after wards. When she told me what it was, I brought both the shampoo and conditioner as well as a spray that is like a moisturising heat protectant spray for Blonde and Highlighted hair.
Basically the Shampoo makes my hair feel so clean, and the conditioner makes it feel extremely soft and silky. My hair definitely looks silkier and shinier after using it and they smell like passionfruit so I have absolutely no complaints. I always use the spray after towel drying my hair and I am really liking it paired with my Moroccan oil for keeping it soft and shiny.
Will definitely be repurchasing these products!
After a good month of waiting since purchasing this kit on OzSale, it finally arrived yesterday and I couldn't wait to use it. As you can see above I got extra nail polishes than the three that come in the starter kit. The Starter kit usually retails for about $99AUD and each extra nail polish is $19AUD. I got the Starter Kit for about $50AUD and then the nail polishes came in sets of three for $12AUD so ofcourse - as a nail polish addict, I got all of them.
Above is a picture of everything that comes in the Starter kit - but basically it comes with a small portable lamp, three nail polish colours, a base and a top coat. You also get a "Three in 1 Cleanser" and a "Remover", some instructions, nail files and a instructional DVD.
First impression when opening the box was that the UV Lamp was really small, much smaller than I imagined - and it does need batteries but doesn't come with them. I didn't have any batteries so I couldn't use the lamp, but I had already brought a UV Lamp off eBay a little while ago so was mostly guessing with the time I had to set each nail. While waiting for it to arrive I did look up a couple of other reviews just so I could see what I was getting and a lot of people said one thing they didn't like was the time it took, as you need to set each coat for a couple of minutes. I didn't have this problem so much because I was using a bigger lamp, so they weren't in for as long of a period and my thumb fits in with my other fingers, but in saying that if you were to go to a salon they usually take 20 - 30 minutes too so I guess it isn't too bad really.
I used the light purple which I really like, the first time using its a bit hard to get used to because you have to be really particular not to get it on your skin as it will burn - which I did too my pinky a little bit. So for a first time I think they are pretty good, they are nice and shiny, I don't think they feel as hard as they usually do when I get them done but that might just mean next time I will need to cure them longer.
I am definitely going to post some more NOTD's with these colours, and I will do a post later on letting you know how long they lasted without chipping as it does say they should last up to 14 days.