Friday, December 30, 2016

Top 5 Posts in 2016

I have not posted anything for the last few days, while all the bloggers are back from Christmas break and I am still on holidays mode, Sorry for that.
Here is my top 5 most visited posts in 2016.
It is the first drugstore cushion foundation in Australia and I really love it.



New zealand based skin care, it has great range of anti aging products.



David Jones offers two sampler bag each year, this one was released in Feb 2016.


Rimmel Kate Sculpting Palette in Coral Glow 

I love this cute palette, it is all in one products, can be used as eyeshadows too.




That's all for 2016.
Happy New year my beautiful readers, May the new year bring joy, peace and happiness to you and your entire family.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Boxing Day Sales 2016

Boxing Day Sales are on now, here is a quick round up of best bargains.

Image : source

Myer
  • 30% off on selcetd Bobbi Brown, Estee Lauder, Nude by Nature, Chi CHi, Natio, Grown Alchemist, Molton Brown, In Essence, Aromatherapy and Co, Sugar Baby, Evodia, Clarins, Elizabeth Arden
  • 30% off on full price Revlon and Trilogy.
  • 25% off on Natio,Burt Bees Nude By Nature, Julique , Sheseido
  • 50% off on OPI, Revlon gift packs, Skin Care and Fragrance.
  • 50 % off on Remington, Phillips, VS Sassoon
  • 30% off on Benefit Gift sets which include some full size products. I think this is the best time to stock benefit because you eneded up paying only 15-20$ for their full size product.
David Jones
  • Save 30% on selected products from Estee Lauder, and Clinique, Lancome and Elizabeth Arden, Bobbi Brown, Napleon Perdis, Blinc, Costa to coast , Red Earcth, Revlon, Weleda, Kora Organics, Lanolips, Grown Alchemist.
  • Save30% on all full-priced fragrance gift sets from Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Jacobs, GUCCI, Ralph lauren,  and Chloe.
  • Save 25% on all full-priced products from Natio,Dr Hauschka, Burt Bees, Mor
  • Save 20% on all full-priced cleansing oils and skincare from SHU UEMURA
  • Save 30% TO 50% on a range of nail lacquers and gift sets from OPI.
Chemist Warehouse
  • 50% off on all cosmetics including, Loreal, revlon, Maybelline, Rimmel, Sally Hanson, Nude by Nature. 
  • 3 for 2 on W 7
  • 50 % off on Sukin, Swisse,
  • 40% off on Loreal skin care, Skin Doctors, Garnier
Big W
  • 50% off on Australis, Nude by Nature, Revlon and Berry M
  • 50% off on Garnier, 40% off on loreal, 30% off on Olay and Aveeno
I love that Big W also jumped into boxing day bandwagon and comes with these irresistible sales.

Priceline
  • 40% off on Revlon, 30% off on Bourjois, Sally Hansen,Rimmel
  • Australis selected products for 4$, Maybelline, and Loreal selected product on Clearance.
  • 50% off on Nip+Fab, Innoxa, Akin, Goodness,Modelco Skin Care,Transformulas, B Tan and Rimmel Tan.
  • 50% off on DR lewinns, LOreal Skin Care,Olay , Nivea, Alpha Kerri, Models Prefer, ST.Ives
  • 30%-70% off on selected Fragrances.
  • 40% - 50% off on selected cosmetics, skin care, Men's grooming and bath & body sets.
Mecca 
Selected products are on Sale, you will find them here.

Sephora  
Seletced products are on Sale , here is the link.

I hope you will get some good deals, Happy Shopping :)

Friday, December 23, 2016

Beauty Heaven December Discovery Bag 2016

Each month Beauty Hevan offers discovery bag for their members. If you do not know about BH discover bag, here is a little introduction.

"Discovery Bag is a nifty little package that contains products from brands that you may never have heard of before. We send off said Discovery Bag to a few members who road-test and review the products. It’s a situation where everybody wins – the testers get to try out fabulous new products, while the rest of the beauty heaven community gets to learn about them"

I was lucky to be a part of BH December Discovery bag. It contains 7 products including a feminine product and it is valued over 250$. It looks like a complete pamper pack for me and I was so excited to try them.  Surprisingly, all the products are wonderful even I can not decide my favourite. 


Here is quick round up of these products.

Simplicité Lemon Night Creme:It is great addition in my skin care, it makes my skin silky smooth, bright and fresh.

Trevor Sorbie Precious Oils Shine Oil: It is my new must have product for frizz free and shiny hair.

Emjoi MICRO Pedi Core: This is very gentle and easy to use device, it help to make my feet beautiful.

BIODERMA Sensibio AR BB Cream: I love this cream, it is hydrating and highly pigmented but only suitable for yellow skin tones.

Molton Brown Coco & Sandalwood Body Wash: It smells divine, feels refreshing and keeps my skin hydrated.

Vani-T Brazilian Mousse: I am not a fan of tanning products but I tried this. I found that it very gentle and effective product for tanning lovers.

Thanks you Beauty Heaven for such a thoughtful discovery bag, I enjoyed all the products. 

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Benefit Advent Calendar 2016 - Girls O' Clock Rock

  • Girls O' Clock Rock Benefit Advent Calendar is available only at Myer for 75$ 
  Girls O' Clock Rock - Benefit Advent Calendar

 First 6 days of Benefit Advent Calendar

Last 6 days of Benefit Advent Calendar

  •  Girls O' Clock Rock contain these 12 sample size products
  • Each year Benefit Cosmetics releases their Advent calendar which contains deluxe samples of their products. This year's calendar is called Girls O' Clock Rock and it has 12 benefit product. The gift pack has beautiful pink color with some drawings on it, it has 12 windows numbered from 1-12.  This Calendar also has music inside which starts when we open it. 
  • Girls O' Clock Rock contain these 12 products

  1. the POREfessional mini
  2. they’re real! mascara mini
  3. benetint mini
  4. posietint mini 
  5. they’re real! remover mini
  6. it’s potent! eye cream mini 
  7. lollibalm mini 
  8. hoola mini 
  9. dandelion mini 
  10. BADgal lash mini 
  11. high beam mini
  12. lollitint mini


Overall, I like this year's benefit advent calendar, it is great way to try their sample with out spending a big amount.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Makeup Must Haves for Party Season - Under 20$

Here is my picks for this party season, all of them are under 20$.


Face
Benefit Porefessional Primer: All time favourite primer, its mini is available for 20$ from myer and Adore beauty.
Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous Foundation: Perfect for hot summer days.
Artdeco Camouflage Cream: I am using it for the last 2 years, it perfectly cover every thing on my skin.
Models Prefer Soft Touch Mineral Powder: I recently start using it and l really like the luminous touch it gives to my skin.
Rimmel Kate Sculpturing Palette in Coral Glow: Highly pigmented, long lasting and versatile palette.

Eyes
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara: It is non water proof mascara and gives beautiful curls to my lashes
Maybelline Hyper Sharp Wing Eyeliner: Great for winged eyeliner application
Essence Make Me Brow: A perfect dupe of benefit  gimme brow
Nyx Auto Eyebrow Pencil: Pigmented and long lasting eye pencil


Lips
Rimmel Kate Moss Matte Finish Lipstick in Kiss of Life: Dupe of Mac Ruby Woo.
Essence Lip liner: Affordable and long lasting lip liner.


Have you tried any of these products? Love to hear your thoughts.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Beautorium Haul

In the month of November, Beauty Heaven hosted beautorium, where we can redeem our points to buy beauty products. I missed last three beautoriums and I had plenty of points for some expensive products. Still, I try not to spend much, I picked benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil and Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour liquid Lipstick for 1520 points.



When I received my parcel I was surprised to see four extra freebies which include two full size products. All of them were nicely packed and they reached safely on my door step.

Thank you so much Beauty Heaven for hosting such a wonderful event. There were huge selection of products in the beautorium from our favourite brands including MAC, Benefit and Elizabeth Arden. I am enjoying all the products in my parcel and I will review them soon on my blog.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Australian Beauty Blogger Secret Santa 2016

In the last month, my fellow blogger Laura Tough organized Australian Beauty Blogger Secret Santa event. I also participated, we were paired with two different bloggers, we gave gift to some one while received from a different one. The limit of the gift is 30$ which is very reasonable. The event was very well organized, Thanks Laura Tough for all your efforts and time, I really appreciate your thoughtful idea to connect different bloggers.

On this Monday, I received a big box from postman, it was my gift from Secret Santa. After receiving the pack, I found that my Secret Santa is Bronte from brontesbeautyspot, she is very talented blogger with a huge selection of make up products.

Big Box of  goodies
She also sent me a beautiful greetings card 
 Love all the products
A closer look

I am pleasantly surprised to see the selection of products in the gift pack. I love The Body Shop skin care because they are very gentle. I got "Fuji Green Tea Treats" which include cute mini shower gel, body wash and green bath lily.

Face Masks are must have for this party season, I am happy to see Sugar Baby and EAU DE FEMMUE face masks in my gift pack. Both of them are made in Korea, I have never used Korean skin care but heard lots of good things about them.

Now come to the most beautiful make up products, Too Faced is a brand which is not available in Canberra. I am so excited to receive "Naughty Kisses and Sweet Cheeks" which includes love flush blush and lip injection lip gloss. They are gorgeous and worked very well on my light to medium skin tone.

Thanks Bronte for sending me such a wonderful gift.  I love all the products in this pack and I really appreciate your efforts to select them for me. I wish you Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, May you have a safe and fun filled festive season.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Christmas Gift Ideas 2016

Christmas is just there and it is time to shop for your loved ones. Here is my picks for Christmas gifts. I try to find best packs which are useful and  value of money


Under 25$ from Priceline
Christmas Cracker containing a range of La Roche-Posay products for sensitive skin: 10$


Klara Cosmetics Time for a Selfie 4 pack: 19.99$



Sukin Supergreens Facial Pack 3 pack:24.99$

Under 50$
Dr. Lewinn's Reversaderm Advanced Skin Correction Starter Kit 5 pack: 49.99$ from Priceline


Trilogy Repair & Protect Gift Set 3 pack: 49.99$ from Priceline



Clarins My Sparkling Lips Collection: 45$ From Myer 



TheBalm Appetit :34.95$ From Target and David Jones



Under 70$
Dior Diorshow Iconic Overcurl: 55$ from Myer



Estée Lauder Fragrance Treasures: $60.00 from Myer and David Jones




Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Miniatures Coffret: $59.00 from Myer and David Jones




Jurlique Precious Rose Duo: $49.00 from David Jones




Estee Lauder Daywear Starter Set: $60.00 from Myer and David jones



                                           

Estee lauder pure colour envy sculpturing lipstick collection; 60$  from David Jones

Under 100$
Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream Vault 36 pack: 79$ from Target and Priceline



Elizabeth Arden Holiday Blockbuster: $99.00  from David Jones and Myer


Benefit Sassy Lassie Kit: 78$ from Myer




I hope you will find some great presents for your loved one. Some of these products are currently on offer too.


Note: This post is not sponsored and I have not tried these products.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Rimmel Magnif'Eyes Eyeshadow Palette in Grunge Glamour* Review

 Price 19.95$ from Priceline, Chemist warehouse, Target, BigW and Super Markets 





                                                            Swatches from left to right

Rimmel is one of my favourite brands and I was so exciting when they released these eyeshadow palettes. In Australia , two palttes are available keep calm  & wear gold and Grunge Glamour. I got  in Grunge Glamour which is neutral greys and browns.

Rimmel Magnif'Eyes Eyeshadow Palette* comes in a strong plastics compact and contains 8 different eyeshadows. The pallette is small and also suitable for travelling. It has sponge applicator and small mirror, I use my own brush to use the shadows. The shades selection of Grunge Glamour is good for this party season but not suitable for everyday wear. 

The formula of these shadows vary in terms of pigmentation and application. The first 4 shades from left are not pigmented, difficult to apply and blend. In the above swatches, I needed to apply many time to see the actual colours. The number 4 shade is matte and it is least pigmented in this palette. Now come to the good ones, the last 4 shades are highly pigmented, easy to apply and blend. They are creamy, buttery and one swipe is enough to show intense colour. The case is same with longitivity, pigmented shades last for longer time while others faded quickly. All the shades have very little fall out which is Ok for me. My favourite shades are number 5 and 6 from left, both are wearable and highlly pigmented.

Overall, I am not over excited with this eyeshdow palette,  I can only use 4 colours, as others are just a miss for me. I think that other palette “keep calm and wear gold” will be better than this one.


*This products is provided for review purpose but it does not affect my opinion

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Current Hair Favourites

Here is my two favourite hair care and one hair styling item which I love to use.

VS Sassoon Curl Secret: It is with me for last 2 years and it gives me beautiful curly hair with little effort. Must have for this party season, it instantly transforms my looks.

Schwarzkopf Ultimate Oil Elixir Serum: Love this serum, it comes in a spray packing, it is very easy to apply and instantly makes my hair silky soft. It has very lightweight formula and gives luxurious shine, in addition it smells like a nice perfume.

Pantene Daily Moisture Renewal Conditioner: An other superstore favourite,I received it for a trial from Beauty Heaven and I was surprised with the results. For my dry, damaged  colour treated hair, it truly renew the moisture and makes my hair well hydrated.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Ebay Haul

Few days back, I got three make up products from Ebay, Clinique Pop Glaze Sheer Lip Colour + primer in Sprinkle Pop, Lancome Colour Sensational Effects Eye shadow quad and Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Black market. 

Actually I did not have any plan to buy anything, but Paypal sent me 20$ ebay voucher.I have created my Paypal account early this year and I have not used it much.The only conditions to use the voucher was to buy from an Aussie seller using paypal account. 



After doing some research on ebay, I decided to buy these make up minis, I was really interested to try Urban decay Eye pencil, it is one of the best liners in the market and UD is not stocked in my local Mecca store. Clinique Pop Glaze is an other new product, This travel size is great to try before buy full size. Lancome eye shadow quad was not in my wishlist but it was only 6$ and I can not resist to buy it. The seller was very kind and sent me some treats with hand written thanks note. Urban decay liner cost me 11.50$ and Clinique lipstick was 12$. I ended up paying around 10$ from my pocket for these three items.

In the past I have also received 20$ ebay voucher and I spent it on Benefit Christmas pack, details are here. I have very good experience with ebay shopping. I think ebay is good place to buy travel size products, as they are not available in markets, also there are less chances of fakes. 

Have you ever done beauty shopping on ebay?Love to hear your thoughts.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Rimmel Fresher Skin Foundation in True Ivory103 Review

Price: 19$ from Priceline, Chemist warehouse, Pharmacies, Big W, Target and supermarkets


Swatch in True Ivory 103
Rimmel Fresher Skin Foundation* is recently released in Australia, I am using it for last few days and here is my thoughts.

Rimmel Fresher Skin Foundation comes in a glass Jar which is bulky and not very easy to use for me. But it do look cute because of it's colour scheme. It comes in 8 shades which are suitable for light to medium skin tone.  I am using True Ivory which is lighter than my skin tone, normally i use beige or sand colours. But still it perfectly blends into my natural colour, I think it does oxidize on my skin. The foundation has light weight texture which is between liquid and cream. It applied and blended easily with out any extra effort. I used it with brush, sponge and finger but the results are same for me. It provides light to medium coverage and those who have dark spots, pigmentation, acne or very dark circle, they need to use a good concealer with it. I have dark circles, slight redness and faded acne marks but it do covers them well when I use finishing powder over it.

The best part is it's finish, it gives me naturally matte fresh skin, looks like I am not wearing any make up. It does not look cacky, does not cling to dry patches and does not enhance pores or fine line. It does last for up to 6+  hours on my skin which is decent time of wear. 

Overall, I like Rimmel Fresher Skin foundation, it is great for everyday no make up looks. This foundation is ideal for those who want natural looking foundation with matte finish and light coverage. Those who need full coverage, they can use a good concealer over it. 

In Australia, summer is just there and I think this foundation is great for this upcoming season. Have you tried this foundation, and what is your favourite face product in summers.

*This product is provided for review purpose but it does not affect my opinion.

This post is also linked up to  Makeup Monday Madness Link Up Party  on Ingrid's Blog  Fabulous And Fun Life

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Priceline 40% off Cosmetics Haul

Piceline recently had 40% off cosmetics sale, this time I try not to spend much. I only bought those products which I really NEED (still Loreal lipstick was just an impulse buy). I was also interested to buy NYX lip lingerie but only one shade was available even at early morning, still I manage to get 3 brow products.

 Natio, Savvy and Loreal lipstick
 Models Prefer Soft Touch Powder in Soft Focus
NYX eyebrow Cake Powder, Esence Make Me Brow and NYX Auto Eyebrow Pencil

I bought 3 lipsticks, Savvy, Loreal Colour Riche Moisture Matte and Natio Lip colour. Savvy lipstick in Sweet Guava costs me 90 cents only.

NYX Wonder pencil, auto eyebrow pencil and eyebrow cake powder were included in my wishlist. Nyx cake powder is my first brow kit, for last few years, I am using brown matte eye shadow as brow powder.

Essence make me brow is an other cheap buy, some bloggers describe it as Benefit Gimme brow dupe.

Models prefer soft touch powder was in my previous wishlist but it always get out of stock, finally I got it in shade soft focus.

Have you purchase anything on this sale, and have you tried any of these product? Love to hear your thoughts.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Rimmel Scandaleyes Mascara and Eyeliners Review


From left to right Rimmel scandaleyes precision Micro eyeliner,  precision thick and thin eyeliner and reloaded Mascara
Swatches of Rimmel scandaleyes precision Micro eyeliner (Black) and  Rimmel scandaleyes precision thick and thin eyeliner(Black) - both are highly pigmented
Rimmel London Scandaleyes Reloaded Mascara and Rimmel scandaleyes precision Micro eyeliner

Rimmel Scandaleyes Reloaded Mascara* : $17.95 
Mascara comes in round tube packing with traditional wand. It is very easy to apply and it does not clumps or smudges. The formula is not very wet, and it quickly dries when I apply it. It's intense black colour and thick texture makes my lashes more prominent. It is long lasting and stays on my lashes for hours. It is water proof but it is also easy to remove, I use my normal cleanser + make up remover, and its completely gone without making my under eyes dark.

This mascara gives me natural looking eyelashes and it is good for everyday use.

Rimmel Scandaleyes Precision Micro Eyeliner* & Rimmel Scandaleyes Precision Thick and Thin Eyeliner*(12.95$):
Both eyeliners are highly pigmented, opaque and very easy to apply. The formula is not very wet, they dries in few seconds. They are smudge proof and does not budge,  even I rub my eyes, they still do not smudge or flack . They are really long lasting and last up to 8 hours on my eyes with out fading. Micro eyeliner is great for winged eyeliner, as I find that thick and think eyeliner is little bit difficult to handle at the end of flick. 


I wear contact lenses and sometimes eye make up irritates my eyes, but all of these products works well with my contact lenses. Also they are easy to remove, and I do not need to rub my eyes to take them off.

*This products is provided for review purpose but it does not affect my opinion.
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