Friday, June 26, 2015

OPI Brights Collection 2015

Hi lovelies! Today I have the latest OPI Brights Collection 2015 to show you. In Australia this Brights Collection is 8 shades; 2 glitters, 3 creme jellies, 2 shimmers, and a white "Put A Base On It" polish to be worn underneath these colours to make them stand out more (which I found was pointless and not needed at all). All polishes applied really easily and were fully opaque in 2 coats. No topcoat was applied in the photos. OPI Retails for $19.95 and is available from Myer and David Jones. Here's a look at the polishes!

I Sea You Wear OPI - A beautiful duochromatic blue/green shimmer with blue glitters through it. This polish is stunning and glows on your nails! This is one of my favourites from this collection.

Down To The Core-al - This beauty is my favourite colour from the whole collection. It's hard to see in the image below but it is a magical soft peach/coral with a pink duochrome and shimmers through it. It also glows on your nails! In love! 

Can't Hear Myself Pink! - A mid toned pink glitter. It is quite sheer and liquidy but builds coverage well with two coats. This also gives a glowing look.

Hotter Than You Pink - A bright barbie pink creme with blue shimmer undertones. I don't find this colour very exciting unfortunately.

I STOP For Red - A Red/orange jelly. Love this colour!

The Berry Thought Of You - A medium pink toned jelly. This is a beautiful shade.

My Car Has Navy-gation - A deep blurple creme. I'm a sucker for these types of colours. Ink in a bottle!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Red Earth - CC Cream & Lipstick Review

Hi all! Hope you are having a great week so far. Today I have two Red Earth products to share with you; the Colour Correcting Light Perfecting Cream in the shade 03 Tan (RRP $35.00) and a Pure Colour Pigment Rich Lipstick in the shade 20 Red Wine (RRP $24.00)

I really like this CC cream as it's lightweight and evenly corrects and hydrates your skin. It covers any redness you have and leaves you with a flawless finish. The only downside is that it doesn't photograph the best. It doesn't say it contains SPF in it or not, so I assume it doesn't, so I'm confused as to why it leaves a white cast on my face in flash photography? Anyone know how that happens?
PC: Red Earth Website


As for the lipstick, it's a beautiful deep red wine that you can dab on for a flush of colour or apply regularly and have a gorgeous creamy deep colour on your lips. I think this colour suits my skintone perfectly. It is really hydrating too! I'm in love with this colour and will be wearing it a lot this winter!
PC: Red Earth Website

Friday, June 5, 2015

My Skincare Routine

Hi lovelies! Today I have a skincare routine post to share with you. Since the colder months my skincare has been amped up and my skin is looking pretty good these days (minus the occasional hormonal blemish here and there). My skincare is pretty basic. I don't go too crazy with different products and methods to apply them but my general routine is as follows.

Every morning, in the shower I will use the Goodness Every Week Face Scrub (RRP $12.95) (which I find gentle enough for daily use). It's a really nice chia seed oil based scrub that gently exfoliates dead skin cells. Once I'm out of the shower I will put on a small amount of the Goodness Chia Seed Oil Every Morning Moisturiser (RRP $16.95), particularly around my chin area (which is my driest area on my face) and then once that has fully dried, I will use 2-3 drops of the Goodness Chia Seed Facial Oil (RRP $19.95) all over my face for extra hydration. This combination of the moisturiser (which is the first moisturiser I've used where I could definitely get away with just using it alone and feel hydrated, plus it smells like watermelon) and the Chia Seed Oil (instant hydration and glowy skin = win!) has dramatically reduced my chin redness and greatly helped the overall look in my skin's texture and appearance. Goodness is available from Chemist Warehouse, Priceline and selected Woolworths.

In the evening I use the Sanctuary Spa Ultimate Facial Cleansing Oil (RRP $19.95, online here), especially if I've worn makeup that day for super soft, clean skin. Once I have rinsed it off and pat my face dry, I repeat my morning routine of the facial moisturiser and facial oil combination. Once or twice a week, after I have cleansed my face, I will apply a face mask. I've been absolutely loving these two face masks together as I can put the Deep Pore Clearing Mud Mask by Red Earth (RRP $35.00, online here) all over my face, and I will use the Melt-Away Mask by Thalgo for Dry/Very Dry Skin (RRP $61.00, online here) just on my chin and around my nose and it perfectly cleans and hydrates parts of my face that need it most. They both effectively deep clean and hydrate perfectly and do exactly what good specifically targeted face masks should do! My skin is giving me a great big kiss!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Orly - Adrenaline Rush Summer 2015 Collection

Hi everyone! Today I have the newest Orly collection to show you called Adrenaline Rush, and what a perfect name for this collection. These nail polishes are BRIGHT and very very beautiful, with the most perfect formula, only needing 2 coats!. Orly retails for $18.95 and is available from selected Terry White chemists and online at www.orlybeauty.com.au. Let's take a look at the shades!

Be Daring - A beautiful dusty grape purple creme. 

Fireball - A very unique red/orange creme with subtle blue shimmers. I adore this colour!

On The Edge - This is my absolute favourite colour from this collection and has already made its way into my top 10 favourite nail polishes of all time! I have been wearing it non stop on my nails and feet. The most perfect vibrant indigo shade ever.

Push The Limit - A very pastel sherbet orange creme. Not quite neon but not entirely pastel either. I love it.

Risky Behaviour - A beautiful deep pink creme. Very classic.

Thrill Seeker - This polish is somewhat similar to Push The Limit, in that it isn't entirely a neon, but it's not a pastel either. It's definitely more of a sherbet/borderline neon lime green. My photo does not do it justice - it is much brighter in person!

So which colour is your favourite? Let me know below. Thanks for reading and see you soon!

Friday, May 22, 2015

ghd V Gold Max Kit Review

Hi lovelies! Today I want to share with you my review of the ghd V Gold Max Kit which includes a ghd paddle brush, iconic ghd style heat protect spray and two sectioning clips for RRP of $269 (the usual price of the styler alone). I decided to trial this product on my mum's hair as she has very thick, very curly (at the roots) hair and thought she was a very suitable candidate. A few details about the straightener; it heats up ridiculously fast (i'd say about 5 seconds and I couldn't touch the plate any longer). It has a really sleek designs and makes it very easy to use with the swivel cord at the base. I did not use the heat protector spray on my mum's hair, but I did use the brush and clips to section the hair whilst straightening. One thing I did notice was that I had to go over the same section of hair a few times if that section had a few grey hairs in it (I guess grey hairs are a bit stubborn), so I grabbed any obvious individual grey hairs and straightened them. I think this straightener definitely lives up to the hype and gives you a gorgeous shiny glow to your hair in the end! ghd is available from ghd-approved salons or at www.ghdhair.com  Here's some pictures to compare. Thanks a lot for reading!

Before & After
Before & After
Before & After

How gorgeous does my mum's hair look?! So shiny!
 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

OPI - 2015 Soft Shades Collection

Hi everyone! Today I have the new OPI 2015 Softshades Collection to share with you. This collection consists of 6 colours; 2 sheer cremes/jellys, 1 shimmer, 1 metallic and 2 glitters. They are all beautifully soft and feminine shades, which makes this a perfect wedding collection in my eyes! All swatches shown are 2 coats with no topcoat and all applied relatively well. I had a few issues with some of the brushes (perhaps a faulty batch) and some nails looked a bit streaky in result. Other than that issue I have been loving wearing nude shades in autumn/winter as I feel it just refreshes your look. Let's jump right into the colours!

Chiffon My Mind - A beautiful milky white with a hint of blue shimmers. (Note the ring finger looking streaky due to the brush).

Make Light Of The Situation - A sheer glitter with duo-chromatic glitter and blue shimmer.

Petal Soft - A sheer mix of super small white glitters, small pink glitters and large flower glitters. This polish did not requite any fishing for the flower glitters which was amazing! I do really like this glitter as it's very unique but I find it almost too young for me.

 Act Your Beige - A super sheer light beige jelly creme.


Put It In Neutral - A darker beige/pink jelly. This colour clashed with my skintone and made my nails look like they were a bit sore and red.

This Silver's Mine - A pearlescent green based metallic silver. This leaves visible line strokes on your nails.

All these colours are really pretty and complement each other really well. They aren't colours I usually gravitate to when choosing what colour to wear next, but they are timeless classics. Thanks for reading.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Laura Mercier Lip Product Review

Hi guys! I hope you are doing well. Today I have 3 new lip products by Laura Mercier to share with you; 2 Lip Glaces (RRP $30.00) and 1 Paint Wash Liquid Lip Colour (RRP $35.00) both available from David Jones nationally. I'm a huge fan of Laura Mercier, every product being consistently good and today's products are no exception!

To be honest, I'm not a huge fan of lipglosses/glaces in general but I gave these a Lip Glaces a try anyway! They were really moisturising and applied very smoothly onto the lips. They had a sheer/medium opacity but gave a really nice tint to the lips - nothing too dramatic, so perfect for everyday wear. I really loved the scent of them! The shades shown below are: Pink Pop; a beautiful light pink with subtle shimmers through it, and Orchid; a stunning dark wine/berry colour.



Pink Pop
Orchid
I was very intruiged by the Paint Wash Liquid Lip Colour, hoping it would be somewhat similar to liquid lipsticks that dry to a matte finish. It didn't try completely to a matte, i'd say more semi-matte but I really loved wearing this product. I was pleasantly surprised that the shade I wore (Rosewood; a beautiful brown/mauve colour - similar to Kylie Jenner's famous lip colour!) suited me so well! I wore this product all night where I went out for dinner, ate lots of food and even had gelato afterwards, and this baby stayed put! I highly recommend this lip product to anyone wanting to try something that has great opacity, as well as being very hydrating to your lips. Can't wait to wear this more and now i'm convinced I need more colours!


And me being a big poser wearing Rosewood. . but hey at least my lips look good don't you think?!

Thanks for reading! Let me know if you try/have tried any of these lip products!