Wednesday, 27 August 2014
As a month has rolled on by, it's time give the July Violet Box a good ol' grilling and review the products inside. Sadly, this is going to be my last VB for a while as I cancelled my subscription purely as I want to try out a couple of different boxes (I'm eyeing up Meme Box next). But that doesn't mean that I didn't enjoy the service; I think it is one of the better ones available to NZ and I've loved the majority of the products that I have got in the boxes over the past four months or so. For more in-depth photos and swatches from the July box, go over and read my Unboxing + Initial Thoughts for July here.
Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Beauty Joint Haul I finally got around to ordering a few of the Wet N Wild Mega Last Lipsticks that I have had on my 'to buy' list for a little while now after hearing some amazing things about them. There are 26 shades available, and the best part about them - they are only USD $2.75 each, just over $3 NZD!
Monday, 25 August 2014
A big old bronzer is a must in anyone's makeup stash. There is something very satisfying about swirling your brush in a large pan of bronzing goodness that can then easily be swept onto the face to give you that natural looking tan, like you've been sunning yourself on the beach (when in reality it's winter and you have been sitting on your laptop all day!) This Big Bold Bronzing Powder from NYC gets the faux-tan thing going on and it won't break the bank!
Sunday, 24 August 2014
#016 edition of the WPC, and now we are at the end of this week already! The past week on CM was packed with posts again and I covered lips, nails, eyes, cheeks and even snuck a haul in there too.
Saturday, 23 August 2014
There are a few things that take up quite a lot of space in my makeup stash, and one particular thing is blushes. I just love the things, I feel they give back some much needed colour to the face after using foundation, concealer etc, and you can experiment with a lot of different shades, whether they are red, pink, peach, coral; there are just too many options out there. I own a lot of single blushes across a variety of brands but there are only a couple where I own more than 2 or 3 - these Studio Blushes from e.l.f. (Eyes Lips Face) sit in this category and I have six out of the ten available.
Friday, 22 August 2014
Sometimes in the middle of Winter, you just have to pull out the brightest of nail polish colours, and that is exactly what I did for this manicure. Go big or go home right? (or in this case, go bright or go home!)
Thursday, 21 August 2014
As a blogger of predominantly all things beauty related I feel like I know or could recognise a lot of different beauty brands, but there are those oddities that come along, such as Lollipops Paris and the lipsticks I scored for only $3 - I'd not heard of the brand but they really impressed. The particular brand in question today is Jelly Pong Pong, and yes that is actually the name of the brand!
If you are new to these parts, you may not have seen my previous posts from last year all about Sample Bar which was a beauty subscription box service here in NZ that closed down at the start of this year. As they were shutting down I decided to use up some of the points/reward dollars I had accumulated and got a few things from the online shop and this interesting palette was one of them.
Wednesday, 20 August 2014
drugstore.com and beauty.com and doing a bit more shopping on these two amazing websites. About a month or so ago I went ahead and did my first order from the site and was so impressed with it (see the haul post here), I've gone in for round two! This was helped along by a $10 discount and a few other offers that were far too enticing for a shopaholic like me!