Thursday, May 29, 2014

Scout Cosmetics

Hey guys! Today I have a few products from Scout Cosmetics to show you! Last time I posted about this brand I only showed nail polish but today I have a mixture of nail polish and make up! All scout cosmetics can be purchased online here. I'll be reviewing 2 nail polishes, 3 lipsticks, the Mineral Mascara and the Mineral Corrector Concealer. Here's a look at the products!

I couldn't wait to use the polishes (RRP $19.95) that were sent so I decided to do some nail art with them. I used 2 coats of Scout - November Rain (a gorgeous metallic silver creme) followed by some taped triangles using 1 coat of You Oughta Know (a stunning deep cobalt blue that seems to glow in the bottle). This mani lasted me 1 whole week and I was seriously impressed with how gorgeous and vibrant it looked in real life! I finished the look off with 1 coat of G&G.

Mineral Mascara in the shade 01 (RRP$ 35.95) - This mascara has a great brush and really good formula. It isn't a mascara that gives you full on volume and length, but a subtle, natural look which I love. It is also a non irritating formula which makes it perfect for people who wear contact lens.

Before Mascara
After Mascara

Mineral Corrector in the shade Skin (RRP $24.95) - This concealer is in a great pencil shape which makes it very easy to apply to spot cover blemishes or cover under the eye. It is very creamy and long wearing but I did find this shade was too light to cover blemishes but it worked well to hide dark circles under my eyes.


Mineral Lipstick in the shade; Delight (a coral/pink frost), Excite (a eggplant frost) and Destiny (a medium red creme) (RRP $35.95) - These lipsticks were the least impressive for me. The formula was a bit drying and wasn't very saturated in colour which made my lips look a bit blotchy. Destiny was the only one I found to not be drying and give great opacity.

Overall i'm quite impressed with Scout Cosmetics but absolutely love their nail polishes more than their makeup. Have you tried any Scout Cosmetics? I'd love to know!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

L'Occitane Hand Cream & Cuticle Oil

Hey everyone! Today I have 2 products from L'Occitane to show you. The Hand cream (RRP $42 for 150ml) and the Nail & Cuticle Nourishing Oil Pen (RRP $20 for 7.5ml) is part of their best sellers and I can see why! Both products are part of their Shea butter range and contain Shea butter to help nourish, moisturize and protect your hands and nails. It says Shea butter is the ideal beauty balm for dry or damaged skin, but also works well on normal skin too. The hand cream is in a gorgeous tube that has a soft scent of talcum powder. The cream absorbs relatively quickly but is a perfect treat for your hands, especially before bed. I keep mine on my bedside table and now apply it religiously! The cuticle oil pen is in a really handy, small tube which makes it ideal for storing in your handbag and applying it on the go or when you need a bit of extra nourishment. It is a great cuticle oil that absorbs quickly and helps to soften the cuticles and strengthen nails. Both of these products have been helping my hands and nails look so nice lately and I cannot wait to continue using them! Have you tried these L'Occitane products yet? I highly recommend them! L'Occitane products can be found at stores nationally and David Jones.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Metallic Half Moon French Tip Mani

Hi guys! Today I have another quick post to share with you. I wanted to do metallic nails so decided on doing a half moon mani with 1 coat of OPI - Barre My Soul as the base and free handed the metallic half moon with Scout Polish in the shade November Rain (review coming soon). Then I used OPI - Love. Angle. Music. Baby and freehanded french tips. I finished it off with 1 coat of G&G. I love this look and think it looks really striking! I hope you like it too!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Negative Space Nails

Hey guys! Today I have some super easy and cute negative space nails. I used 1 coat of Biosculpture Gel #167 with tape covering the cuticle area, followed by 1 coat of G&G. I love this look, it looks so gorgeous on long nails, but also works well on short nails to make them look longer.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Artsy Wednesday - Farewell

Hi guys! Today is the very last AW post. The theme is Farewell and I decided to do tear drop nails. I'm not entirely happy with these nails so i'm just going to make the excuse that i'm sad because it's the last AW post! Wahhhh. I'll miss doing themed nail art posts but for now will be taking a break! Sometimes life has to take control. So here's my nails. The polishes used were 1 coat of OPI - Alpine Snow, ELES - Dip In the Sea and Not A Cloud as well as Barry M Nail Art Pen in Black for the outline and China Glaze - Fairy Dust over the top, followed by 1 coat of G&G.

Make sure to check out the few other ladies doing their last AW post too!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Estee Lauder - Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Hey everyone! Today I have a new Pure Colour Envy Sculpting lipstick by Estee Lauder to show you. The shade of the lipstick is called 250 Red Ego; a gorgeous deep crimson red creme. I absolutely love the packaging on this line, it is a super sleek navy body with a magnetic lid. It's very simple and minimal but screams luxe. This lipstick is super creamy and highly pigmented, as well as being intensely moisturising like a lip balm. I'm officially converted and need to start collecting them all. Pure Colour Envy lipsticks retail for $50 and is available from estee lauder's website here.

Friday, May 16, 2014

OPI - Muppets Most Wanted Collection

Hi guys! Today I have 3 colours from the newest OPI - Muppets Most Wanted collection to show you. The collection consists of 8 soft shades, glitters, duochromes and sheer irridescents. Today I am showing you Gaining Mole-Mentum, Int'l Crime Caper and Kermit Me To Speak. Here's a look at the collection and swatches afterwards!

Gaining Mole-Mentum - A very pretty pale pink and gold shatter glitter topper. This is 1 coat and applied effortlessly (no fishing for glitter required!).

Int'l Crime Caper - A sheer white opalescent colour with red and blue hidden in it. This is quite sheer even after 2 coats but would look gorgeous over a black colour. Perfect formula.

Kermit Me To Speak - A really interesting duochrome polish of olive, and purple but when on the nails it's a really gorgeous purple with subtle green accents. This looks really pretty IRL! 2 coats applied here and the formula was perfect as always.

Which colour have you picked up from the latest collection? My favourite is definitely the glitter top coat! Thanks for reading.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Orly - Baked Collection

Hi guys! Today I have the latest Orly collection called Baked, which is inspired by hot days and balmy nights that have baked colour pigments in each shade, milled into a micro fine particle. Super vibrant and gorgeous shades. Here's the swatches!

Ablaze - A super gorgeous, bright orange with gold shimmer. This shade reminds me of Illamasqua - Marquise but a creme version. Stunning IRL! This is 2 coats, applied effortlessly.
Hot Tropics - A Bright purple with heaps of silver shimmer through it. I love this shade and it is so vibrant and girly. This was 2 easy coats.

Lush -  A lime green jelly with holographic bar glitter and silver shimmers through it. This colour is my least favourite of the collection. For me, it was too sheer on its own and was a bit tricky to apply. This was 2 coats.

Neon Heat - An intense bright hot neon barbie pink. Classic, but perfect formula in 2 coats.

Saturated - A super bright grape purple creme. This is, as the name says, super saturated in colour and is such a pretty purple colour (and no staining, yay!). This was 2 coats.

Tropical Pop - This shade is a really pretty sherbet orange creme but actually reminds me of the fake cheese in hamburgers. It is effortless to apply and only needed 2 coats.

So which colour from this collection is your favourite? I'm seriously loving Hot Tropics and Ablaze best but they're all so unique! Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Ideas!

With Mother's day quickly approaching us (I can't believe it's May already!) we need to start thinking of what to get our most dearest person in the world! I always opt for something girly that will make her feel pampered - so here are my favourite picks for this year's Mother's Day Gift Ideas!

Balenciaga - Rosabotanica EDP (RRP $125.00 for 50ml from Myer and David Jones). This gorgeous new scent by Balenciaga has main notes of experimental rose, fig leaf and white amber and is along the more citrus side. It smells so feminine and makes a lasting impression!

I can't recommend this product enough. Laura Mercier is the queen when it comes to bodycare and their bath salts and body souffle duet pack is not only a bargain but is amazing. Any mum would be so happy with this gift which is why it made it onto my last minute gift ideas! (Bath & Body Crème Brulee Duet RRP $59.00)

De Lorenzo has released an exclusive range of gift packs for mothers day with 3 different hair types to choose from; Rejuven8, Accentu8 and Allevi8. These hair care packs are perfect, coming with a shampoo, conditioner and a body wash in a really cute gift bag that can be reused. These packs retail for RRP $49.99 and can be found at and at selected salons nationally.

I'm sure this product will make it into many lucky mother's hands this Sunday. The highly coveted and utterly amazing candle range by Glasshouse is a treat for your nostrils. All candles are triple scented with my personal favourite being Monte Carlo (fig & guava) - but every scent is amazing! Available from David Jones and retail for RRP $39.95

What do you have in mind for your mum this Mother's day? I hope they all have a great day and you spoil them! Thanks for reading.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Scout Cosmetics Nail Polish Review

Hi guys! Today I have the brand Scout to show you. They are an Australian luxe eco-beauty brand and today I have 2 nail polishes to show you, with the added bonus that they are 5-free! Their nail polish retails for $19.95 and are available on their website here. Check out their gorgeous colour selection!

Come As You Are - A gorgeous salmon neon creme that applied super easily in 2 coats.

Invisible Touch - A skin coloured biege creme which was perfect in 2 coats.

I'm super impressed by these two colours and can't wait to try more - including their make up as it all looks gorgeous and luxurious for affordable prices! Thanks for reading and have a great weekend.