Friday, April 30, 2010

I want one!

How great are these!? I came across this photo (not sure where) and wish i could get my hands on one of these stands

I really need to organise my nail polishes. At the moment they are all over the place. How do you girlies store your polishes?

Thursday, April 29, 2010

April Favs :)

April favs time!

 ♥ Mac cream colour base in virgin isle
I only got this recently but so far have been really liking it. It looks pretty bright in the pan but adds a really nice colour to the cheek which instantly brightens up my face.  Review and swatches for this coming soon.

♥ MAC blot powder
My skin has been so temperamental recently. It has been really oily especially around my t-zone so this has been a lifesaver in  combating the shine. I'm nearly out of this so if anyone has any suggestions for a great powder that fights oil let me know :)

♥ MAC studiofix concealer
As i said my skin has been crazy, not only has it been oily but it has been breaking out like crazy which is really unusual for me. I have been using this so often and it has done a great job of covering everything. 

♥  Sigma 224 brush
I have been using this for applying concealer rather than blending eyeshadow and i am really impressed. I am a convert to this brush for applying concealer, it blends it in really well giving a flawless base.

♥ Revlon eyelash curler 
I've not been wearing a lot of eye make up lately as i have been stuck at home doing uni work but one thing i always do no matter what is curl my lashes. It was only a $5 cheapy but it does the job. I love how curled lashed make me instantly look awake. I really want the gold shu uemera one, if only i had enough money!

♥ Lucas paw paw ointment
This is a miracle worker. I use it on my lips, elbows, cuticles, anything really. It has been especially great for my lips which have not been in great shape lately. I have been using this forever i think this is about my 10th tube.

♥ Hamilton hand cream 
With the weather getting colder my skin, especially my hands, become really dry. This is a great handcream, my doctor recommended it actually. It quite thick but soaks in quickly not leaving my hands all creamy and greasy. If anyone has dry hands or is just looking for a great handcream i would definitely recommend this one

It's getting cold (boo hoo) but luckily my mum bought me these very cozy pink slippers which i'm loving!!

Hope you all had a great April :)

Monday, April 26, 2010

NOTD White!

I am currently sporting white nails with a touch of pink. I don't mind them but i don't know if i would go so far as to say i love white nails

I used two coats of Ulta3's lily white and over the top of that i used Revlon's Sweet Nothings in Please me pink (not that you can really tell from the photo!)

What do you guys think? Love them or hate them?

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Aspirin mask

I first stumbled across the idea of an aspirin mask ages ago on makeupalley. So many people were raving about how it gives you gorgeous, clear and smooth skin and i have to say it's pretty good! Aspirin is salicyclic acid which is the main ingredient in heaps of face and body products currently on the market. It is an anti inflammatory which is great for breakouts and healing blemishes and red spots. It's  also good at removing blackheads and making pores appear smaller. Overall it gives my skin a great glow.

I do it about once a week sometimes as a mask or sometimes just in the shower as more of an exfoliator. One of the best things is the price. I get the cheapest aspirin and it costs me less than $1 for 24, it's so cheap!

So here is how i do it. Firstly i get the cheapest aspirin i can find. Make sure its uncoated aspirin as if they are coated it will takes ages to dissolve  

I ususally use about 3 or 4 for my entire face, but you can use as many a you like really

I break them along the groove just because i find they dissolve much quicker which is good as i'm impatient (my mum calls me 'im' and she always jokes around that she should have given me the middle name patient so then she could call me im patient, haha)


I then cup them in my hand as i find it easier and less messy than using a bowl or container. I then add a few drops of warm water and mix them around so it dissolves. It only takes a few seconds and becomes a grainy sort of texture. I then mix in some of my facial cleanser but i have read a lot of other ways to do it on MUA. Some people suggest honey, aloe vera or yogurt. I am yet to experiment but i'll get around to it sooner or later


I apply it to my whole face and leave it for about 10 minutes or if i use it in the shower i just rub it all over my face like i would an exfoliator then simply rinse off and just like that i have clearer, cleaner and smoother skin. My verdict is that this stuff is brilliant!

If you have already tried it or are going to let me know what you think

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Black black black

Here is a very quick NOTD. It's another Ulta3 polish from my rapidly growing Ulta3 collection! It's just a plain black polish which I love as it matches any outfit.

Happy Saturday :)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Dollymix loving

I had an exam today and was feeling a little glum so i figured what better way to brighten my day my before the exam than with MAC Dollymix.  


Dollymix is the first MAC blush i bought i'm not really sure why as i'm usually more of a peachy girl but Dollymix looked fun. This is a vibrant blush which has a bit of shimmer in it. If you're scared don't be it can be a gorgeous sheer pink or definitely built up for bright pop of colour.

It is super pigmented and as i am quite pale i have to use a light hand otherwise i end up looking like a barbie but then again its name is Dollymix!

Here i am looking looking very bedraggled (it was the end of a long day!) trying to show you the colour. Sorry for the dodgey webcam pic i couldn't find my camera but you get the idea (i hope).

For some reason i don't find myself reaching for it that often, i kind of forget about it, but when i do use it i'm reminded how great it it so i really need to remember it!

Anyway if you have been thinking about Dollymix or are in need a new bright blush i would recommend giving it a shot.