Saturday, 4 August 2012
Korea's Missha is having their Summer sale online at www.misshaus.com. There are some amazing deals so if you're interested in something take a look! There is no better time! I've hauled a ton of products in hope to switch up my skin care routine a little bit. I'm particularly looking forward to testing Missha's 'Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence' and 'Time Revolution Night Repair Science Activator Ampoule' which have been compared to SKII's famous 'Facial Treatment Essence' and Estee Lauder's 'Advanced Night Repair'. Yes I just hit 20, but prevention is key right?
Hopefully I can report back on some hit products!
Friday, 3 August 2012
|'Foreplay Cheek Palette' by NARS|
NARS 'Orgasm' blush has got to be the most raved about cheek product ever in the history of make-up. No, really. It continuously tops annual beauty editors' choice lists and those of consumerists around the world. I remember when I first laid my eyes (and fingers) on this cult product. It was in the Mecca Cosmetica of Pitt St Mall's Myer in Sydney. It was such a big deal when Mecca Cosmetica introduced NARS cause the brand was not readily available in Australia. I was only at the NARS counter for a minute or two (sale representatives of high end cosmetics intimidate poor teenage students) to swatch the beloved shade. And guess what? I was not impressed. Highly pigmented yes, but I deemed it way too glittery. It was a chunky, disco-ball mess. And the price? My jaw dropped and I ran away. Quickly... to the Natio counter which my wallet liked a lot better. It was something like $60 Australian dollars. Uh, no thanks.
When I made my first trip to the States a friend asked me to pick up 'Orgasm' at the fair price of $28. I had another chance to play with it at the many Sephora counters but ultimately left the country with just one pan for my friend. I decided that the universal shade just wasn't for me.
Nearly two years later, the 'Foreplay' palette was announced. It was love at first sight, and I knew I needed it. I figured it would be a great way for me to try some other blush shades by NARS, and really, I kinda just wanted to own 'Orgasm'. Petty, I know. Who knew this time I would actually fall in love with the shade? It is absolutely beautiful and I think it is my favourite blush that I own! It isn't super glittery like I remembered, and instead creates a gorgeous, natural glow.
The coral, cool pink, and gold shades are also lovely, although I have to admit, I have cast those aside for now and haven't given them the attention they deserve. In hindsight, if I had known that 'Orgasm' was so amazing, I would have just purchased the single shade. $49 is a lot of money for a palette, but I don't regret it too much. Plus, for the amount you get, it's like owning two NARS blush pans. Four shades for less the price of two!
If you like what you see, grab it when you can! It is a limited-edition Sephora exclusive.
And there we have it, that's my long story of how I finally joined the 'Orgasm' bandwagon.
Wednesday, 27 June 2012
|'Aquaphor' by Eucerin|
I've unfortunately suffered cracked lips for most of my life. It's not painful so it could be a lot worse but it has always been very annoying. Until recently, it never occurred to me that others would be suffering this problem as well so I was extremely pleased to find recommendations for this product when I was researching online. I put a nice slick of this on my lips right before I go to bed and in the morning my lips are unbelievably soft. Nothing has worked better! I'm uncertain if this will treat my lip condition permanently but it has made things a thousand times more manageable. It is a multi-purpose product and is generously sized which is wonderful. And cheap. Don't forget about that.
Monday, 25 June 2012
|'Mia 2' by Clarisonic|
I've been using this award-winning device for nearly two months and I'm so glad I splurged! Retailing at over $100, this isn't your cheapest beauty buy, but you'll see results from the first use. My face always feels so much cleaner (removes every last trace of make-up) and softer after I use this, and blemishes have definitely been reduced. The Mia 2 has a self-timing function so you know exactly when to move the brush around your face, and it automatically switches off after a minute. I love mine in the colour 'Mango'! I just ordered a duo set of 'Deep Pore Cleansing' brush heads to replace the 'Sensitive' brush which I will be throwing out in a month. Add this to your wish list now!
Wednesday, 30 May 2012
|'Eyebrow Shaper' by NYX|
I've really enjoyed using this wax stick in my daily brow routine so far. Just a few swipes and your brows will remain well-groomed for the day! Not a hair out of place! They will be soft to touch with the infusion of Vitamin E. Cute packaging and an even sweeter price ($8.75!) means this product is a keeper in my makeup bag. Anastasia 'Brow Fix'? No need!
Saturday, 26 May 2012
|'Snow White and the Huntsmen Rare Beauty Set' by Benefit|
After fawning over images of this set online for a while, I'm pretty close to snatching it up for myself... before this limited edition set leaves the shelves! The beautifully embellished train case is what I want the most but I've been pretty impressed with a sample of the primer, so I'd be happy to get a full size of it! I'm a relative newbie to the world of Benefit but have enjoyed what I've tested so far, so this set might be a good way for me to try some more of Benefit's cult products.