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April 2013 BELLABOX

21 Apr

Hey guys!

Here’s the April Bellabox 🙂 (Sorry that it’s so close to the March Bellabox… Just wanted to post this whilst it’s relevant!).

See the opening of my Bellabox on Youtube!

This month’s theme is Innovative Beauty!

April Bellabox: Innovative Beauty

April Bellabox: Innovative Beauty

This month’s box is filled with things that I’m really excited about – a nice change to the last couple of month’s!

April Bellabox: Innovative Beauty

April Bellabox: Innovative Beauty

Cellilux Deep Sea Secret Glacial Mineral Gel

Cellilux Deep Sea Secret Glacial Mineral Gel

Cellilux Deep Sea Secret Glacial Mineral Gel

First off we have a product with the world’s longest name…!
This is essentially a face mask that’s supposed to draw out positively charged bacteria and impurities.

Positively charged… that’s new to me. I didn’t know there were positively or negatively charged particles!
Either way, I’m excited to try this simply because I’m looking for a good face mask. Hopefully this will help with my impurities and black heads!

Orofluido Hair Elixir

Orofluido Hair Elixir

Orofluido Hair Elixir

This elixir is apparently jam packed with argan, linseed and cyperus oil, giving your hair silkiness, lightness and shine! And apparently it’s supposed to work on any hair type in any condition.
This will be really good for my hair because I’ve been struggling with dry roots and a dry scalp.

I haven’t previously been too inclined towards using oils since I have oily hair and my skin is oily as well. But argan oil and all these other natural oils are the latest craze! It’s supposed to be really food for all skin and hair types and supposed to provide a nourishment. So… I’m EXCIIIITED!

Indio Multi-V Serum

Indio Multi-V Serum

Indio Multi-V Serum

This serum is supposed to be packed with vitamins A, H & F to keep skin healthy, beautiful and strong. That’s the marketing grab anyway.
I on the other hand I am entranced by the little blue, pink and white balls mixed in the serum! Not sure what they’re for, but it looks really pretty against the clear serum and silver packaging!

I’m also pretty excited about trying this since I just finished my Clinique Pore Minimiser and was looking for another serum to try.

Avene Micellar Lotion

Avene Micellar Lotion

Avene Micellar Lotion

Miracle lotion alert! This Avene Micellar Lotion is supposed to be a 3-1 product: removes make-up, cleanses and tones all at the time whilst not even requiring water to wash the product off!

I’m not sure about the whole “no need to wash after using this product” scheme.
Personally, if I’m trying to take off my make up at the end of the day, I’m thinking that I’d need more than a cotton pad soaked with a lotion. With the residue of the day and left over make-up that’s not mopped up by this lotion, I would normally prefer to give my face a good rinse afterwards.

I’ll give this a go, but I’m not quite the believer at the moment…

Rimmel BB Cream in Medium

Rimmel BB Cream in Medium

Rimmel BB Cream in Medium

With the increase of popularity with BB Creams in Asia, the western market is starting to bring out all sorts of versions of the BB Cream. Rimmel’s BB Cream has an SPF 25, containing 9 different skin properties to help smooth out the skin tone and impurities.

It doesn’t quite list what the 9 skin perfecting properties are, but this BB Cream is supposed to smooth, mattify, illuminate, brighten, minimise pores and protect with SPF.

It’ll be good to try this and compare it to the Asian BB Creams that I have tried, but I’m not sure about the colouring. It looks a little dark for my skin tone…

Lash Card

Lash Card

Lash Card

Now THIS is another product that I’m excited to try!
This has been on the market for awhile, but I haven’t gotten around to getting my hands on it.

Essentially it’s just a piece of cardboard that sits behind your upper or lower lashes to prevent the skin from being stained by the application of mascara.
This is great for anyone who has longer lashes or very curled lashes that might bend back and press onto the eye lid during mascara application.

I… do not have that problem. My lashes point STRAIGHT DOWN – it’s a miracle that eyelash curlers and waterproof mascara can hold onto any curl in my lashes.

I’m more excited to use this for my lower lashes though since when applying mascara, the product tends to get onto the skin beneath my eyes. The card has a small curve and large curve on both sides to fit either to top or bottom of your eye area.

The edges of the card can also help separate lashes and remove clumping from excess mascara!

It can also be a great shield of flaking mascara or any pigments dropping down to the cheek area when loose eye shadows are applied.

I’m evidently going to crack straight into these babies the moment I’m done blogging!

Eylure Naturalites Falsies

Eylure Naturalites

Eylure Naturalites

And last but not least, the April Bellabox had Eylure Naturalites falsies!
YAY! Yet another product that I’m super excited about!

These false lashes are great since they’ve got a nice natural look and volume – unlike some that are marketed as “natural” but looks more drag than anything else…

This set also comes with glue so it’ll be great for anyone that is just starting out on trying false lashes and haven’t got any materials to work with.

Just a note to those who are starting out with falsies: If you have dead set straight lashes like myself, you’ll want to give your lashes a good curl first before you apply any falsies. This will help your lashes curl similarly to the false ones and blend in a whole lot better 🙂

That’s it for the April Bellabox!
Let me know what you guys got and whether you’re happy with your Bellaboxes!

For now though…

Lovelove,

Rean.

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Mini HAUL: Priceline (again)

22 Mar

Hi guys!

If you guys follow me on Twitter (@reanspeaks), you’ll know that I did a mini haul at Priceline on Friday.
I was in there to buy a recommended shampoo and conditioner, but I’m so glad this only ended up being a mini haul! – there were ridiculous sales on everything!

DermaVeen Oatmeal Shampoo & Conditioner

DermaVeen Shampoo & Conditioner

DermaVeen Shampoo & Conditioner

I’ve been experiencing a very VERY dry scalp lately which grossly causes flaking and occasional itchiness. It’s not only inconvenient, it’s frustrating, embarrassing and down right EW!
After chitty chatting with a cousin of mine though, she suggested this DermaVeen Oatmeal Shampoo & Conditioner. She apparently experienced the same issues and after using half a bottle of this combination, now sports a nourished and healthy scalp!

Well, it definitely sounds good but let’s see how it is on me!

Burt’s Bees Natural Anti-Blemish Solutions Spot Treatment

Burt's Bees Natural Anti-Blemish Solutions Spot Treatment

Burt’s Bees Natural Anti-Blemish Solutions Spot Treatment

Okay this isn’t so much for myself as for my boyfriend. I’ve currently got 2 other spot treatments lined up (Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Spot Treatment Gel & Mary Kay Acne Treatment Gel), so I won’t be purchasing another anytime soon. But le boyfriend needed something to tackle those baddies! So after some reviews I thought I’d pick this up for him to try.

I’m not sure about Burt’s Bees since I haven’t really used their products before (though you’ll see that it takes up majority of this post…), but I read pretty good things about this treatment hence the decision.
If you guys have tried this before or have any Burt’s Bees product recommendations, please drop a comment below. I’d gladly try items from their range – I’ve just never really known what was good or whether it was good.

Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Rose & Hibiscus

Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Rose & Hibiscus

Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Rose & Hibiscus

I did mention that Burt’s Bees overtook this post, didn’t I?

After having this in possession last time, using it once and then LOSING it… I was so disappointed that I needed to get them again.
I’ve again heard HEAPS about these balms but haven’t had (much of) an opportunity to test out their magic, so I needed to get my hands on them!

I ended up settling on the colours Rose and Hibicus and haven’t tried it on my lips to know what the colourings are, but have swatches in the image above.
Funny how Hibiscus looks a little coral whereas Rose is looking pink. Those outer packaging colourings are very deceiving!

Anyhow, that’s the end of my mini haul at Priceline.
I’m thinking of doing a lip tint/balm battle to compare some or the moisturising yet coloured lip products on the market. Thoughts?
Let me know whether you have any suggestions on particular products I should test and stay tuned for the post!

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For now though…

Lovelove!

Rean

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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