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HAUL: StrawberryNet & Priceline!

16 Feb

And here we go again!

I’ve done a couple of hauls recently – both cosmetics and clothes. So I’ll post up all the goodies separately in a make up post and clothing post.

For now, here’s what I got from StrawberryNet!

Korres Natural Powder in 52N

Korres Rice and Olive Oil Compact Powder in 52N

This Korres compact powder was a complementary gift and comes in a combination/oily skin and normal/dry skin formular . I think I might be discontinued unfortunately, but after a quick browse on the internet, it seems as though plenty other sites still have stock.

So you might be able to find some if you like.

It’s supposed to nourish and soften the skin whilst creating a flawless and healthy looking complexion… well we’ll see about that shall we!

Mac Powder Blush in Frost

Mac Powder Blush in Frost

*ahem* May I please present you my first MAC product!

At first, I was a little sceptical about why MAC was such a talked about brand. They can’t really be that magnificent that people would be willing to spend tens of dollars just for a brush for example!

But out of curiosity (and the need of a coral/peach blush) I got wrapped into purchasing one for myself.

First things first, out of the hand full of times I’ve tried it, staying power isn’t that magnificent. By the day’s half time, the colour would’ve faded and all that was left was a memory. But I must say that I love the colour. It brings life into the face without the dolled “pink” look to the cheeks.

I am intrigued though. I think I’ll be keeping an eye out for any MAC products I might want to try in the future.

Drop a comment if you think there’s any outstanding products that shouldn’t be missed.

Smashbox Soft lights Highlight

Smashbox Soft lights Highlight

And finally I purchased a Smashbox highlight from StrawberryNet.

Needed a new highlighter and came by this one so I thought I’d try it out. It’s not too fantastic though. After application, it provides a metallic pearl kind of highlight rather than a nice glow.

I haven’t tried to test it with different methods of application or before/after blush to see whether the results will be different.

But so far, not so good…

Now for my Priceline haul!

Did I ever mention that this store will be the death of me?

The constant sales, the convenience of locations all over Sydney and Australia. The lure of bright colours and pretty cosmetics!

My money has been pouring into this store, so see what I used it on!

Australias Lip Liner in Lady In Red

Australias Lip Liner in Lady In Red

I really needed a cheap red lip liner just for those occasions when you really need that defined red lip. I didn’t feel justified paying over $15 for any other brand, and whilst looking for something a little less expensive, I found something closer to home.

Have yet to try this though so I’ll have to get back to you on how well (or not too well) it works.

Nivea Invisible For Black & White

Nivea Invisible For Black & White

Nivea deodorant is the only deodorant I ever use now – especially their sensitive range. Not only is my face a princess and requires more time than anyone else to get it happy and looking fine, my skin in general is horrible to deal with as well.

All past brands that I have tried with deodorants has made my skin rash and burn just with a couple of sprays. And considering we all know where the spray is going, rashy sore skin is not the best thing to deal with under your arms.

Nivea though has saved my life and made me odour-free! And now also has an invisible range that doesn’t stain clothing.

Fantastic.

I approve Nivea.

Maybelline Cover Stick Corrector Concealer in Yellow

Maybelline Cover Stick Corrector Concealer in Yellow

Just out of curiosity, I wanted to know whether a yellow concealer really made such a difference to under eye circles.

Thought I’d give this one a try, but I’m not sure whether it’s the consistency of the product or the dry skin under my eyes, it ends up causing a cakey unattractive result that should not see daylight.

I might try this again when I finally find an eye cream that works well with hydration (Clinique All About Eyes is only good for puffiness!). Hopefully then we’ll see some improvements to results.

L'Oreal Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer

L’Oreal Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer

And here is another free gift!

Don’t I love free gifts. 🙂

When purchasing $30 or more under the L’Oreal range, I could get a full size of this L’Oreal Smoothing Primer for FREE!

Great deal. I bought 2 lipsticks from their range but due to excessive compulsive purchasing of lip products lately, I’ve decided to feature them in a separate post.

So far I haven’t tried this primer yet, so I can’t comment. But I will let you know when I do!

Revlon PhotoReady Powder in #20 Light/Medium

Revlon PhotoReady Powder in #20 Light/Medium

Again another powder, and again another product that I have yet to try.

The Revlon PhotoReady range is a much talked about one, and I had to get my hands on this whilst it was on sale (see what I mean by Priceline being the death of me)?

I can’t comment too much about how well it works, but I’m looking forward to seeing the results considering I can spot a little gold shimmer mixed in with it.

Should be interesting!

Obviously I have been spending way too much money lately and managed to haul half of Australia back home.

So look out for more haul posts in the near future where I’ll detail my clothing expenses and recently grown lip range!

For now though…

Lovelove,

Rean.

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JANUARY 2013 FAVOURITES!

1 Feb

Hi guys!

I’m really excited about today’s post – it’s my first “favourites” post EVER.
I haven’t been trying many new items lately. Been quite caught up with Christmas, New Years and my birthday (yay for me!). So all my favourites this month will be….

*drum roll*

…tools of the trade: Make Up Brushes!

 

Sigma Essentials Brushes: Mrs Bunny!

Sigma Essentials Brushes: Mrs Bunny!

Apologies if they look a little dirty… I hadn’t washed them before the photo!

Besides the fact that they have the most adorable name: Sigma Essentials Kit – Mrs Bunny, these brushes really are as soft and as amazing as everyone’s been raving about.
Up until the introduction of Sigma to my life, I’ve been putting up with harsh, prickly brushes that’s had bristles fall out left right and centre. But after getting these in the mail, my make up application process has been better than ever!

My favourites from this kit:

Sigma Brush: F50 Duo Fibre

Sigma Brush: F50 Duo Fibre

The F50 Duo Fibre brush is perfect for foundation application. Though the feeling was odd at first as I’ve only ever used the traditional foundation brush, the F50 really made the finished look flawless and airbrushed. Not only was it making me feel completely refreshed about make up, I was taking on a more positive look towards my previously “cakey” foundations.

Definitely a lifesaver.

Another favourite from the Sigma Kit is the E55 Eye Shading brush.

Sigma Essential Kit - Mrs Bunny: E55 Eye Shading Brush

Sigma Essential Kit – Mrs Bunny: E55 Eye Shading Brush

My eyelid space is only so limited and as I don’t like bringing darker eye shadow shades too high up towards the brow, this E55 brush is the perfect tool for both increased shading and blending.

After testing the E40 Tapered Blending brush within the same kit against this E55, I definitely prefer the stiff and short bristles for a more controlled blend.

 

Now for another brush favourite that’s NOT apart of the Sigma collection (I’m was brush-happy last month!).

Ecotools Blush Brush

Ecotools Blush Brush

This Ecotools Blush Brush has brought me towards loving cheek cosmetics even more!

Not only is it soft and durable without any bristle-loss or damage, the cruelty-free and recycled handle is a great way to help the environment.

You can get this brush at Priceline for $16.99 – but WAIT (*sales pitch*), I’ve just checked the website and they’re having a 20% off sale. Which makes the brush now $13.59 for a limited time only!
If you’re outside of Australia, Ecotools distribute to quite a few international locations. So just check their official website and see whether you can spot your country on the list.

I must say though, I’m VERY jealous of those who live in the States. Why is everything so much cheaper there?!?

Ecotools is selling this same Blush Brush in America for $6.99USD. If you compare the current exchange rate between Australian dollars and US dollars, I would’ve saved more than $10 just to get the same brush!

Must schedule a trip to the states sometime soon and bring back a great big haul of products.

 

But for now, I must stay in Australia where prices are inflated and products limited…

Lovelove,

Rean!

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