Saturday, May 29, 2010

Bad gal!

I know everyone and their Grandma has heard about Benefit Bad gal lash mascara but i thought i would add my two cents worth. 

I really like this mascara. It adds great volume and length and the black colour is great. The brush is huge and coats and separates my lashes really nicely. One of the main things i like about this mascara is that it is one of the only mascaras i have used which never clumps which is a massive plus.

I use it as my everyday mascara. I like the look it gives for the daytime however if it's masses of volume you're after i think there are better mascaras out there. It reminds me of Diorshow with the big brush and all, i think i like Diorshow a tad better though. I think Diorshow adds more volume.

The only downside to this mascara is that i find it smudges a bit throughout the day but overall it's a good product. I really like this mascara but i probably wouldn't buy this mascara again straight away simply because there are so many others that i want to try first!

I'm longing for lash extensions at the moment, why do they have to be so expensive!?

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Ins & Outs ♥

Here are my currents ins & outs


♥ Green tea - lots of beautyfying anti-oxidants.
♥ Going on holiday to New Zealand in about a month, not long now!
♥ My flannelette sheets which are so warm & cosy during the increasingly cold nights.
♥ Packages - I have been doing quite a bit of online shopping lately so have had a constant stream of packages arriving. Love it, they seem like presents. Haul coming soon.
♥ Lucas Paw Paw ointment - it's my staple lip product, it's especially great now the weather is cooling down.


♥ Uni work - it's coming to the end of the session which means crazy amounts of work, essays and exams, yuck!
♥ My way too long makeup wishlist, my wallet can't handle it.
♥My phone - my trusty old pink nokia is so broken. I have had it for so long i really can't complain but really don't want to spend money on a new one.
♥ Crazy skin - i have been having major skin issues. Not so much breakouts but dryness & redness. I went to see a dermatologist last week so hopefully it will start to behave.

Anything in particular you girls have been loving or hating?

Friday, May 21, 2010

NOTD - Bubblegum

Here is my NOTD. It's Maybelline Mini Colorama in Bubblegum. It caught my eye the other days so I picked it up.

Here it is again; 

When i first applied it i found it a bit thin and streaky so i decided to try it over a white polish which seemed to work okay. I applied one layer of white and then two layers of bubblegum. The colour is alright but i'm not blown away. In the shop it looked a more pinky which is really what i wanted but hey it was only around $5. It was a bit of a hassle to apply but having said that that it still is quite a pretty purple.

What i used 
My hunt for the perfect pinky purple polish continues!


Sunday, May 16, 2010

Blog award :)

I was tagged by the gorgeous Ariel with a sweet blog award. Thank you so much Ariel. Check out her blog if your not already a fan.

 Gorgeous Blogger Rules:

- Accept and thank the person who gave it to you!
- List 10 things about yourself
- List 5 additional things you DON'T like
- Then pick ten people to give this lovely award to!

Things about me;

1. I drink way too much diet coke. I think i have a very unhealthy addiction :P
2. I love wearing rings
3. When i get nervous i can't help giggling which is really inappropriate sometimes!
4. I love wearing tracksuits in winter. If i could i would wear one everywhere
5. I eat a banana everyday for breakfast. I just really like them
6. I like doing pilates, not that i do it nearly as often as i would like to or should for that matter
7. I am really indecisive. I hate it
8. I'm in my third and final year at uni woohoo
9. I always know how to waste an extraordinary amount of time
10. I'm pretty sarcastic so i found myself using way to many :) and ;) online so people don't think i'm being mean

Things i don't like; 

1. Leggings worn inappropriately.
2. The cold weather - my hands become like icecubes!
3. Black Sambuca 
4. When women wear high heels that make a really loud clomping noise when they walk
5. People who don't close their mouth when they chew gum

Seeing as i'm a bit late to jump on the bandwagon for this tag i'm not going to tag anyone in case people have already been tagged but if you like the look of it do it!

Friday, May 14, 2010


I am over the moon that Illamasqua is coming to Australia yay! They are opening in Myer  in Sydney in June and i think i will have to make a special trip as soon as they open. Anyway i just thought i would share my little wish list with you all.

♥ Gleam Cream
♥ Bronzing Duo
♥ Cream blush in rude
♥ Powder blush in lover
♥ Lipstick in brink
♥ Liquid metals
♥ Nail polish in Phallic

Oh if only i has an unlimited budget the list could go on and on. I will have to get my bank account ready

I would love to know your thoughts on Illamasqua and if there is anything in particular i should keep and eye out for?


Oh it's love!

A little package arrived on my doorstep last week and inside of it was Pearl cream colour base!

This is my first cream highlighter and after reading reviews i knew i had to get it. I have used it everyday since it arrived and i absolutely love it. It's the perfect highlighter and really brings out the glow in my skin. 

It's a beautiful gold toned highlighter which is perfect for my pale complexion. In the pan it reminds me a bit of NARS albatross but it is not quite as golden. I guess you could say Pearl has more of a pearly undertone (it figures!)

Albatross on the left and Pearl on the right. Excuse my very beaten up Albatross!

What i love about Pearl is the creamy texture. It blends in beautifully, looks good under or over foundation and really gives you that natural glow. It's gorgeous. It's like a less shiny version of MAC By Candlelight MSF which i found made my skin look shiny instead of glowy like i wanted. 

 Albatross on the top and Pearl on the bottom

If you're fair to medium skin toned, you'll love this as a beautiful gold toned highlighter. What more can i say apart from move over Albatross!

Anyone else a cream highlighter fan?

Monday, May 3, 2010


I bet you can all guess what colour this is. Yep it it's OPI's Mod about you (very dodgely applied might i add!)

 I'm sure you have seen it all before but I love this colour. A pale pink which I always get compliments on whenever i wear it.

I have a question for you all. I really want a light pinky purple colour nail polish, I'm thinking OPI's Lucky lucky lavender looks good. Has anyone tried it or have other suggestions for me check out?

Thanks :)