Monday, November 24, 2014

Luma Cosmetics

Hi everyone! So sorry it has been so long. It was my birthday last week and I had lots of exciting events for my nail bar. I organised a pop-up nail bar on Saturday, and have many more pop-up events to come! Today I am showing you a few products from Luma Cosmetics, a new Australian beauty brand developed by the gorgeous Jess Hart. Today I will be showing you the Tinted Moisturiser, Mascara, and 2 Sheer Lip Colours. Let's have a look at how they worked for me!


Daring Curves Mascara in the shade Jet Black (RRP $24.95, available here). This mascara is long lasting and delivers thick, dark lashes. The brush is really nice and gives a precise application. I really enjoyed using this mascara as my "everyday" mascara. It didn't give me super bold, visible lashes, but they were still girly, thick and natural looking. 


Sheer Lipsticks in the shade Sheer Red and Soft Peach (RRP $19.95, available here). I love these sheer lipsticks. It not only has beautiful packaging in the sleek metal case but the colours are so creamy and soft on your lips, giving you a subtle hint of colour. The sheer red shows up a bit more of a watermelon pink on me but I absolutely love it. These are great lip products for summer.

Soft Peach has a very subtle colour on my lips but makes my natural lip colour look better and glossy.


Tinted Moisturiser SPF 15 in the shade 02 medium (RRP $24.95, available here). This moisturiser + sunscreen is super light weight and gives natural looking coverage and a gorgeous semi-matte finish. I wore this moisturiser over the top of my rosehip oil moisturiser all day on Saturday (30 degrees and higher) and it did not budge! It looked flawless in person and on camera. The only downfall for me, is because it contains an SPF, it gives you a slight white cast in photos. Love this product so much now!

Wearing the tinted moisturiser, mascara and sheer red lipstick.
 So have/will you try any of these beauty products out? The packaging is gorgeous and the products are really great if you want a natural look! Not to mention the price is very reasonable for the quality. Let me know if you try anything out! Thanks for reading and see you next time!

Friday, November 7, 2014

October Favourites

Hi everyone! How was your week been? It has gone all too fast! This time next week is my birthday and i'm excited! Today I will be sharing you my October favourites. I only really do a favourites post when I feel like I have products that are worthy enough - so here they are! It's a bit of a mix! 

Let's start of with nail polish. Orly's latest collection called Sparkle which included these two beauties: Tinsel; a glitter mix full of red and green bar glitters in a clear suspension. Shown below 1 coat of Tinsel over 2 coats of Kester Black - Buttercream, and Steal The Spotlight; a dense glitter packed full of pink glitters and aqua/green micro glitters (2 coats shown in photos). These are both PERFECT for Christmas - it has made me very excited for it, that's for sure! Orly retails for $18.95 and are available online at orlybeauty.com.au and selected Terry White chemists nationally.




Dr. Hauschka - Translucent Bronzing Tint. This product looks very intimidating but in all honestly is the perfect product to give you a natural summer glow. It goes on dark but blends out very well showing no trace of splotchy-ness but when mixed with your favourite moisturiser, it gives you a sun-kissed bronzed look which I think looks perfect on anyone! I mix this with some rosehip oil and it gives me a nice, dewy look. This retails for $56.36, a little pricey but a little goes along way. I use a 5c piece and have been using this bottle for over a month and have hardly gone down the bottle! Dr. Hauschka is available from David Jones.




Kevin.Murphy - Angel Range: This shampoo (rinse), conditioner (wash) and treatment (masque) are SO good. This range cleans my hair so well, leaves it feeling silky soft, and my natural hair dries with a beautiful bounce and shine to it. Plus, the subtle musk smell is so delicious! It does what shampoo and conditioner products are meant to do, but 2x better. Kevin.Murphy retails for $32.95, $33.95 and $49.95 respectively and is available to purchase from kevinmurphy.com.au and selected salons nationally.

  
Calvin Klein - Reveal EDP (RRP $120 for 100mL, available from Myer and David Jones). I love this fragrance. I've only had it for about 2 and a half weeks and it's already made its way into my favourites. The main notes in this fragrance are; Top: raw salt signature, pink pepper, black pepper, white pepper, Heart: orris, ambergris, solar accord and Dry: sandalwood, cashmeran, vetiver. It really smells peppery but in a beautiful exotic way that accentuates beautifully against my olive skin.



Thanks so much for reading! Hope you enjoyed this post. xx


Monday, November 3, 2014

Kester Black X O&M Collection

Hi guys! how are you going? I hope you had a fantastic weekend! Today I have the entire Kester Black X O&M Collection to show you. If you don't know, or haven't heard of O&M before, they are a haircare brand that focuses on creating products that have no harsh chemicals in them but still deliver gentle yet effective results. Kester Black (one of my favourite nail polish brands of all time) has partnered up with O&M to release 12 gorgeous earthy and mineral toned colours. These two brands strive to prove that you do not need to use harsh chemicals to create professional quality beauty and cosmetics products. Let's jump right now! All images show 2 coats of polish with no topcoat. Formula and consistency was perfect on all polishes, except K Gravel was a bit watery/sheer with a bit of a mangled brush - but i'm assuming it's just my polish that was unlucky during the batch. All Kester Black colours retail for $20AUD and are available online here.

Atonic - A browny orange terracotta creme

 Bondi Rays - An egg yolk yellow creme

Bondi Sand - A yellow toned white creme

Conquer Blonde - A silvery blue/grey creme

Fine Intellect - A caramel brown creme  

Frizzy Logic - A liquid-y sun-kissed gold - My personal favourite!

Hydrate & Conquer - A beautiful burgundy wine creme

K Gravel - A deep black-emerald creme. This one reminds me of OPI - Here Today. . Aragon Tomorrow. The formula was a bit tricky on this one.

Know Knott - A beautiful buttery beige creme.

O&M Conditioner - A lighter caramel brown creme

Original Detox - A dark teal creme

Queenie - A mid toned rose pink creme

All of these colours speak earthy, natural, mineral tones and are inspired by O&M's colour scheme of haircare products too. My favourites are Frizzy Logic, O&M Conditioner  and  Know Knott. Let me know which ones you like the best! Thanks so much for reading and have a great day.


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Model Co X Tony Bianco Nail Polish Collection

Hi guys! Today I have 6 nail polishes to show you from the ModelCo X Tony Bianco collaboration. This collection is super gorgeous and perfect for spring/summer in Australia. There are 4 pastels, 1 metallic shimmer and a matte black. These polishes are available on the ModelCo website here and retail for $15.00. Each picture shows 2 coats and no topcoat. The formula on these were perfect and brush is nice and wide which makes it super easy to apply. Let's have a look at this beautiful collection!

First Up is Baby Cakes - A perfect cotton candy pink creme

Coachella Nights - A plain black creme - that surprised me when it dried matte!

Hot To Trot Apricot - Love the name and the colour. A flesh toned peach creme.

Oh My Goodness Greycious - A light blue/grey creme

Shimmer Me Timbers - A rose gold shimmery metallic polish. This one is seriously gorgeous on tan skin - perfect for the warmer months!

You & Me Are Mint To Be - A gorgeous green-y mint creme. 

I am really loving this collection and makes me want to do some pretty girly nail art with it! So stay tuned for that in the next week or so! Which colour is your favourite from the collection? Thanks for reading and have a Happy Halloween and great weekend! xx

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Sally Hansen - Miracle Gel Review

Hi guys! How are you all going? Today I have a review of the Sally Hansen - Miracle Gel system! It is very unique and it does not require a base coat OR light to cure it! The colours i'll be showing are Pretty Piggy; a gorgeous salmon pink, Street Flair; a grey toned purple and Pink Tank; a raspberry red! I followed the directions as specified on the website and applied 2 coats of colour onto bare, clean nails, followed by 1 coat of the top coat. It cures by using natural light - and I was pleasantly surprised to notice that it touch dries in about 8 minutes - similar to CND Vinylux. These retail for $16.95 and are available from Priceline, Supermarkets, Kmart, and Target nationally. Have a look at my results after 5 days below!


Pretty Piggy
Street Flair
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
As you can see, it only really lasted well for about 3 days on me - but my job does entail heavy hand/finger usage so this is actually really good results for me! I've seen some people have incredible results and am eager to try this again when i'm on holidays for a few weeks! Let me know what you think of this product and if you'll be testing it out! Thanks for reading and have a great week.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Model Co - Spring Racing Essentials (Red Lip & Black Mascara)

Hello everyone! Hope you are having a lovely morning so far! Today I have 2 make up products by ModelCo to show you - which are perfect for the Spring Racing season! You can never go wrong with lashings of mascara and a red lip so today that's what i'll be showing you! The Power Lash Long Wear Black Mascara (RRP $24.00 , available online here) is a brilliant mascara that thickens your lashes and noticeably lengthens them - without clumping! This was seriously hard to remove so is perfect for long days out in the heat! I've also been loving the Lip Lacquer Liquid Lipstick in the shade Fire Red, which is a gorgeous blue toned red which makes your teeth look whiter - and a bonus - this product smells like cherries, YUM!! It was really hard not to lick my lips but I managed to get a shot just in time. This is really easy to apply, but is slightly sticky on the lips, although it does leave a nice stain afterwards. This retails for RRP $17.00 and is available here. Check out how these looked on me below!





Left Eye: Without Mascara Right Eye: With Mascara