Hello my little banana muffins! I am so happy to bring this post to you due to the fact that I’ve been able to try out so many new things this month and it’s been really fun.
Of course, once gain, January completely sped by and I started school last week too, which means I’ll be living the Year 12 life, joy. Nevertheless, its been really fun playing around with makeup looks and all of that good stuff.
Covergirl || XL Nail Gel
I just did a post about these and I’m not going to say too much about them. However, I have been loving these two colours in particular lately.
I think that 850 in round raspberry is the most gorgeous colour for the winter time. I absolutely love the consistency and finish of these so if you want to check out my review on them click HERE.
Pantene || Intensive Treatment Program – 3 Minute Miracle
I’m sure nearly everyone has seen this in stores. Most of you know that my hair is currently in a balayage/ombre style and I have blonde ends to my hair. Therefore, it’s been so dry and dead lately. I got sent this a while ago and whenever I use this on my hair, it feels amazing and keeps it nice and shiny. One of the reasons that I’m such a big fan of this is because it’s so affordable. I’ve tried many hair treatments from both the higher end and lower end of the price range and this has been one of my favourites. I believe you can purchase this from pretty much anywhere such as Coles, Safeway and Priceline. This retails for only AU$3 for each one, which is pretty amazing considering you get about 3 uses out of this one little bottle.
Olay || Regenerist Luminous Brightening Cream Cleanser
I was reading a magazine the other day and it had a little article on skincare DO’s and DON’Ts and I remember one of them saying to double cleanse. Meaning to cleanse your face at night to get all the extra oils and makeup off that your makeup remover couldn’t get. Then to cleanse again to strip off any bacteria or germs that are leftover.
I actually received this in the mail from Olay which was really great but I am not getting paid to say good things about it, I’m being completely honest and saying that this has improved my skin so much. For those of you who don’t know, I have acne prone, combination & sensitive skin. It really isn’t as bad as it used to be but I think that I’m still classified as that. However, after sticking to the same skincare routine for ages, I’ve been seeing so much improvement. This is of course in combination with what I eat and the amount of sleep that I get the night before.
The cleanser also exfoliates lightly because it has micro beads in it which is something that I personally really like due to the fact that my combination skin does get quite dry sometimes so it’s nice to get all that dead skin off.
There’s also a cream and serum that comes in the same line. I have just started using the serum so I will probably be doing a review on the whole skincare system. But this cleanser has been so helpful in clearing my skin. It’s currently available at Priceline for 20% off which is awesome.
Rimmel || Lasting Finish Primer
For those of you who don’t know, I have been using the Hourglass finished veil primer for the longest time, I have been loving it and it has been my holy grail. However, I actually ran out of it a while ago and never got around to purchasing it again due to the fact that it is quite expensive and I honestly haven’t been able to bring myself to spend that much since I’m not working anymore.
So I opted to try out the other primers that I had lying around in my collection and nothing really worked for me. But I wore this primer for the first time a few weeks ago when I went out with a friend and my makeup stayed on from morning tonight, I was honestly really surprised at the results due to the fact that I don’t use drugstore products on my face due to the fact that my skin is really quite sensitive and a lot of them break me out. This however did not and do I dare to say that it even matches my hourglass primer? Maybe. But I’ve been using this for the past three weeks or so and can’t get enough of this. It really makes me want to try out the Lasting Finish foundation but one step at a time!
Urban Decay || NAKED Flushed Palette
This has probably been one of the most useful products I have ever owned. I am all for “all in one” type of products and the fact that this is by Urban Decay really excited me.
I was gifted this by my brother’s girlfriend for my birthday last year, she went on a month long trip with my brother and bought me a bunch of goodies from Sephora and a few other places which made me really really really happy.
My favourite part about this palette is the highlighter in the middle, it gives the most gorgeous glow and highlights the face really well especially on a special occasion. Overall, the palette is so useful to carry around when I want to remove all my makeup halfway through the day and start over for a night out. The packaging is so sleek and gorgeous, plus it fits in my annoyingly flat makeup bag which is always a bonus.
Rimmel || Scandaleyes Eye Shadow Stick
Bulletproof Beige, Paranoid Purple, Blackmail & Bad Girl Bronze
I have been obsessed with the Maybelline Colour Tattoos for the longest time but one of the things that I did’t really like was the fact that you had to dip your finger in it and it would get really messy. However, with that said the pigmentation in the Colour Tattoos are much better.
I have been loving these Rimmel Eyeshadow Sticks for an everyday makeup look. I’m not the best at putting on eyeshadow and I always get so frustrated but these have been so fast and convenient. I kept on trying to figure out which one was my favourite but I couldn’t pick, I love them all so much and I would love to try the other colours too. I think there is a shade called “whitest white” which looks amazing and I think it would look really pretty in the inner corners of the eyes.
Savvy Lipstick + Rimmel Lipstick || Cinnamon + 103
Savvy Lipstick || Cinnamon: I actually have never tried any products from SAVVY before and I never really noticed it until I stumbled across the 3 for 2 sale that they were having in Priceline a while ago so I purchased this along with another dark purple lipstick and a nude lipliner but this has got to be one of my favourites. I’ve been really getting into pinkish brown type of shades.