Saturday, October 13, 2012

October BellaBox

I received my October Bellabox on Friday - I was so excited.
It was pink themed due to October being breast cancer awareness month.

October BellaBox

My favourite thing in the box was the Carmex Moisture Plus Ultra Hydrating Lip Balm Sheer Pink Tint (this is full-sized and not yet available for sale). I love it. It has buildable pink pigment that is hydrating to the lips and is SPF 15+ in it - a must for summer. It will retail for $9.

I also liked getting a full-sized nail polish! It is Sally Hansen's Insta-Dri in Petal Pusher, which is a nude colour. I haven't tried it yet but I know it will be amazing. This retails for $13.95

The other full-sized item is Bourjois Smoky Pencil in Dark Purple. It retails for $20 - I love my Bourjois foundation so I'm guessing I will love this too.

There are also hair and skincare samples as wells a DKNY perfume sample which is great for the handbag. Oh! And a chocolate!!

I really love this lip balm.
Looking forward to next months box!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Bourjois Flower Perfection Foundation Review.

There has been a lot of chatter on Australian beauty forums about how great Bourjois Foundations are. Now, naturally I wanted part of this action. Most people got Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation but some said that Bourjois Flower Perfection Foundation had a little more coverage - just what I like.
I did some investigation at my local Target and matched myself to the shade "Vanilla (number 52)" - for reference I wear MAC NW20.
I then went online and got the foundation as it was cheaper (there were no sales for Bourjois at Target or Priceline at the time).

Bourjois Flower Perfection Foundation claims "smooth and beautified complexion for 16 hours". It states it is an "SPF 15 formula with wild azalea, a flower resistant to extreme climate conditions, protects skin cells for a long-lasting youth extension effect on the complexion."

The first thing I noticed about the foundation is this weird sponge that is held in the lid - it is attached to the plastic lid and has little airholes. I did try it but honestly it soaks up a lot of foundation (such a waste) and I prefer my brush or fingers.

I love that it is a pump foundation, so much more hygienic then jars you have to dip into. YAY!

The scent: Hmm there is a light scent but I actually like it, once the foundation in on, you can't smell it though.

The foundation applies like a dream and I would say it is medium coverage and has a semi-matte finish. Now, I didn't wear it for 16 hours, however for the 10 or so hours I did wear it I didn't need to touch up or blot at all. I did use a little powder to set the foundation once I applied it.

OMG - No eyebrows!! - This is with foundation and I added  my eyebrows, eyeliner and mascara. Click the picture to expand view.

Now to add some colour to my skin - a little bronzer and blush!

This foundation retails for about $32 in Australia…however, Priceline and Target often have sales. I got mine from (free shipping) for $18.63

ps - Sorry that the text is highlighted. I have no idea how to get rid of it...

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Makeup Review: Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara

About two years ago I first purchased Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara from Myer. I couldn't remember if I liked the mascara or not. Anyway, it was my birthday a while ago and my friend gave me this as a gift. I thought I'd take the time to review it.

Firstly, the brush is quite large, and even though I have been wearing mascara for about 12 years it is easy to make a mess.

This mascara is BLACK! It's not a little grey or dull, it is pure black. I love this.

It has been quite warm today in Melbourne and I have been out and about and it has stayed put.

It doesn't flake - yay!

I wouldn't recommend this to people who aren't steady with their hands, as I said, it is easy to make a mess.

Price - It costs $38 in Australia, this is defiantly a con especially since in the USA you can get it for $19. Don't get me started on Australia marking up the prices of cosmetics....

This product is one Benefit's Top Sellers.

This mascara also comes in waterproof, brown and plum.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Having fun with nails

China Glaze "First Mate" and "Aqua Baby"

Just playing around...