Monday, December 24, 2012

Starry, starry night.

Just a quick nail polish post.

This is China Glaze "Liquid Leather" (plain black) with Femme Fatale Cosmetics "Star's Lament" on top. Two coats China Glaze, one coat FFC. I did intend to do one coat of China Glaze and two coats of FFC to make it more glittery but I have baby brain haha.

Star's Lament is described as "a glitter polish filled with holographic flecks and small holographic silver hexes in a black jelly base". It really is pretty. It looks like a night sky.

You can buy "Star's Lament" here. It costs $9.75 for a 12ml bottle and you will be supporting an Australian owned business. 

Also, just a quick note to tell you that Kat from Kitsch Snitch has reached 200 followers and is hosting a giveaway with some lovely treats! Congrats Kat! Enter here to be in the draw!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Quick look using Bellabox goodies.

Here is just a quick look using the eyeshadows, eyeliner, mascara and lipgloss from the Savior Faire Limited Edition Kit in "Pour Etre Desiree" (Summer) which came with this months Bellabox.

I used all the colours - blending well and mixing others. I also used the blush on my eyes (not on my cheeks as it is a little dark for my pale skin).

If I was going out I would use more of the black to darken up this look.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

December Bellabox

My December Bellabox arrived today! Yay! One of my friends was wondering what exactly is a Bellabox. Well, it is a monthly subscription where you get skincare/cosmetics/haircare samples and usually one or two full-size products. It is $15 a month and is defiantly a little special treat for me.

So what was in this month box...

These are all samples sizes.

Compeed Blister Pack. - This is very handy as I often get blisters on my heels when I wear new shoes or heels (which is uncommon for me now). This prevents new blisters forming and heals existing ones and can stay place for 3 days! Strange how they only sent one sample... oh well, I'm sure it will still go to good use.

John Freide Frizz-Ease Secret Weapon Flawless Finishing Cream. - This is a cream to use on split ends and to tame dry strands and flyaways. I'm not a huge fan on haircare products but this one seems like one I will use for a special occasion when I actually straighten my hair - maybe Christmas? Very handy item to have.

EmerginC Multi Fruit Cleanser and EmerginC Photocell Cream - Plant and fruit based ingredients to product the skin. The cream is for fine lines (...I'm at that age where this is handy).

Allegra Rhodes Hand and Nail Cream - I got the scent Ocean Mist and it is beautiful! The scent is lovely but not overpowering (which I hate in a hand cream). It is lovely on the skin and isn't greasy - yay! Wish this sample was bigger, oh well. Bellabox made up with it with their next product...

And the main gift....

This beauty is the Savior Faire Limited Edition Kit in "Pour Etre Desiree" (Summer). It is amazing and just up my alley with both neural and colourful eyeshadows. This retail for $110!!! All this in a $15 box!

Let's delve further into this box. Although you can't see it in this picture it has a big mirror in the lid - a definite bonus!

It comes with a mini lipgloss, bronzer, 6 eyeshadow, a mini eyeliner and mini mascara.

As you can see this lipgloss in a gorgeous colour. It is in the shade "Cherish". It has some little sparkles in it and goes in quite sheer. It has an amazing Vanilla scent and isn't platic-y at all. I accidentally tasted some of it and it actually tastes quite nice (this must be sounding a little freaky right now haha).

Eyeshadows in "Whisper", "Embrace", "Intensity", "Desire", "Crave" and "Effigy".
These seem like really nice shadows, they feel smooth on the skin and not gritty. I especially love Effigy, which is a stupid name for an eyeshadow but is a brilliant deep brown shade. I can think of a lot of makeup combinations I could wear with this lot.

This bronzer is in the shade "Play" - I have rubbed it in my skin a bit so you can get the effect. I am rather pale and this bronzer is rather coppery so I probably won't use it as a bronzer - it would look amazing on someone with darker skin though. I will use this as a beautiful eyeshadow.

What an amazing box! You can sign up to Bellabox at

Monday, December 3, 2012

Femme Fatale Cosmetics - Winter Hyacinth

I got an order from Femme Fatale Cosmetics today. I order a few things for a friend for Christmas and ordered a couple of little things for myself.
One of the items I got for myself with this mini nail polish in "Winter Hyacinth".
The FFC website describes this shade as "a soft teal creme polish with white diamonds and hexes, as well as fuchsia and rose hexes both in metallic and holographic finishes."

I do love this colour. It is quite sheer. I am wearing 4 coats in the photos. I usually draw the line at 2, but I needed a little more intensity. Next time I may wear a pale blue or green under it so I don't need to use as much polish.

One thing I love about this polish is that it feels smooth on. Sometimes with glitter my nails can feel really rough and the glitter can catch on things, I find that really annoying!

In the shade outside. This is 4 coats, haven't put on a topcoat yet.

Indoors, natural light.

Femme Fatale Cosmetics in an Australia company! They sell beautiful loose eyeshadows, nail polish and blushes. They are very reasonably priced. I also got some free eyeshadow samples! They look lovely!

"Winter Hyacinth" cost me $4.10 for a 5ml mini, you can buy the full-sized for 12ml for $9.75.

Shipping was very fast and very well packaged!