Friday, January 20, 2017

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadows Review

I love it when I find a really good eyeshadow and this Too Faced chocolate bar palette is definitely beautiful in every way.  And of course it smells like chocolate!!

The eyeshadow colours are great for everyday! There are a few mattes which I love, when I just want to sweep one eyeshadow colour on and put some mascara on and I am good to go.
These eyeshadows are really pigmented and easy to use. They apply smoothly and there is not much fallout which is what I love.

Good quality eyeshadows and the colours are so wearable which last all day. I love them all except for the two dark ones in the top corners of the palette I haven't worn those.

It also has a big mirror which is great for travelling.

I bought this from Beautybay, they deliver to Australia for free. Definitely highly recommended if you are looking for that palette that has everything you need for beautiful eyelooks.

What eyeshadow palette are you loving at the moment?


Friday, January 6, 2017

M.A.C Fix Plus Review

It has literally taken me a few years before making the plunge and buying M.A.C's fix plus. I have always heard that it is a great product and finally decided to grab it a few months ago.

M.A.C says: A lightweight, mineral rich finishing mist that refreshes the skin and finishes makeup. Helps create an even surface for a smooth makeup application.

The product itself is a clear liquid that comes in a 100ml plastic bottle with a sprayer. Great for travelling as it has a lock system on the sprayer.

I like it as a prep spray before foundation, it really helps my skin feel refreshed and smooth ready for foundation application. Especially on those days where my skin just does not feel right. I spray it at least 25cm away from my face (don't spray it too close to your face) let it dry for few minutes and then apply my makeup.

I've heard it has natural ingredients in it like cucumber and chamomile which are great for calming and soothing the skin.

This is also great to make eye shadows work better, for example when I use a eye shadow that has a lot of fallout or isn't very pigmented, then spraying fix plus on the brush before picking up the product helps it look better on the eyelid.

This is definitely great for anyone that has the need to prep their skin before applying makeup with a spray product to give the skin a refreshed feeling.

I buy M.A.C online on the website here

Have you tried this product?

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Most used beauty products of the month - December 2016

Another month has past us! It is time for the most used beauty products of the month post. I have a variety of products and brands that I really like and have enjoyed this month!

1. Pantene Beautiful Lengths shampoo - This is a great shampoo that leaves the hair feeling smooth and moisturised with a beautiful clean scent

2. Pantene Beautiful Lengths conditioner - A great conditioner that leaves the hair feeling clean, healthy and strong.

3. Mum dry deodarant - I really like this one as it doesn't really have a scent but does leave me feeling fresh all day.

4. Clinique Take the day off makeup remover - This I got in a gift with purchase a few months ago and it does really work well. It removes all my makeup really well.

5. Rimmel Match Perfection foundation - I have been using this for the last few weeks and really like the dewy finish, yet great coverage and lasts all day foundation. I wear foundation every day and this has lasted well for me and the shade is a great match too ( I am very pale and find it hard to find the right shade)

6. The Rimmel Wake me up concealer - This is a really nice concealer that is great for brightening the under eye area. It is a light texture and covers under eye circles and puffiness well, whilst also brightening the area.

7. Real Technique face brush - This is a great brush for applying foundation. I usually use it when I have pretty good skin as it is a tiny brush but blends well and seamlessly on the skin.

8. Innoxa antioxidant lipglaze - I love these lip products, the texture is nice - not sticky - and they look great and last a good amount of time.

9. Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain - I really like this for those days where I don't want to wear anything too heavy on my lips and can reapply easily during the day. It has a minty feeling that goes away quickly and leaves the lips feeling nice and soft.

10. YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick - This is an amazing lipstick that is so beautiful and soft on the lips. I love the packaging too and would definitely recommend this for everyone's collection - amazing.

11. Jurlique Moisturising Cleanser - This is a beautiful cleanser that feels gorgeous on the skin. The texture is a silky cream cleanser, love it!

12. Aveeno positively radiant night cream - This is a nice night cream that leaves the skin feeling soft and hydrated in the morning.

13. Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Hardener - I get split nails and nails that peel so I have been using this one this month and I really like it. It has definitely reduced the amount of splitting I get.

14. Covergirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail polish - These covergirl nailpolishes are really nice with a nice glossy finish to the nails. They apply easily and last a few days and the packaging is adorable.

15. Elf Blush Brush - This is a nice brush for applying blush and inexpensive.

16. Prestige Mineral Blush in Terra Rose - I like this blush it has great pigmentation and looks really nice.

17. NYX eyeshadow in True Taupe - I really like this colour it is a beautiful taupe colour, great to wear on its own -it complements my blue eyes really well.

18. Mariah Carey Luscious Pink perfume - I love love love this perfume, it smells beautiful, lasts a long time and the packaging is adorable. Love!

Phew that is a lot of products, but I do like to change up my makeup everyday for work and so I do tend to go through many different products and brands throughout the month. Until next month........

What has been your 'most used' product of the month?

Monday, December 19, 2016

Essence lipliners Review

If you are looking for affordable lip liners then you may want to try these Essence lip
liners. They are soft and creamy and easy to use. They are in a wooden pencil form so you just sharpen and use them.

The two colours I have tried are 'hot chocolate' - a brown colour and 'satin mauve'- a wine plum colour, both of which are great to outline your lips and then add your lipstick.

They are $2 each from Priceline and definitely worth checking out.

What lip liner do you use?

Friday, October 14, 2016

Alpha-H Micro Cleanse with Glycolic Acid and Rice Bran Review

If you're looking for a good exfoliant cleanser, then you need to try the Alpha-H Micro Cleanse with Glycolic Acid and Rice Bran. It really is amazing and you realize this as soon as you use it.

I like a good exfoliator that I can feel is making a difference and this definitely will do that for your skin.

The Alpha-H Micro Cleanse with Glycolic Acid and Rice Bran has 12% glycolic acid which is great for acne/blemish skin to remove impurities and exfoliate dead skin cells.

Alpha-H says: Known as “Microdermabrasion in a tube”; this facial scrub doesnt dry out or damage your skin with any abrasive exfoliants but delivers a new freshness to your skin. Left on the surface, a build up of lifeless skin cells can slow down the skins renewal cycle, leaving your complexion dull and rough. Micro Cleanse restores radiance by unveiling the skin trapped beneath the surface. The micro beads are finely milled to be round for gentler buffing action and the Cucumber Extract provides post-cleanse skin brightening. A beauty essential, which helps to treat skin-texture imperfections, pigmentation, acne, enlarged and decongested pores and the signs of sun damage.

Dual action exfoliation scrub
Invigorating, stimulating and anti-bacterial properties
Deeply cleans blocked pores, stubborn dead skin build up and viscous oil
Smoothes the skins appearance by softening fine lines, pigmented areas and a dull complexion
Reduces pore size, congestion, blackhead and other blemishes
Removing surface layers, encourages a faster result from further use of active ingredients by promoting faster and deeper penetration into the skins layers

The product has a thick creamy consistency with cleansing particles that you can feel on the skin. I use it for about a minute circulating it on my face. It smells like peppermint and has a cooling effect on the skin.

This is great if you want a deep exfoliation that will leave your skin feeling smooth and polished. I use this once or twice a week. It has also reduced the redness on my skin and reduces the appearance of pores.

Definitely a product I recommend if you are looking for a exfoliator that will really work. The Alpha-H Micro Cleanse with Glycolic Acid and Rice Bran is available from

What is your favourite exfoliator?

Friday, September 9, 2016

Book review: Ripples on a Pond by Joy Dettman

Today I am doing a book review on the book -  Ripples on a Pond by author Joy Dettman. This is the 5th novel in the Woody Creek series and portrays Australian life.

The book is about the characters of Woody Creek and the adventures of the past and present, that have you wandering what will happen next. At the start, the book takes you back in time and relives the lives of the characters so that you know the history and then seamlessly goes forward into the story.

I really enjoyed reading this book, as it is written in a way that is easy to follow the story and the adventures that it goes through, are so real.

Synopsis:  Woody Creek is preparing for its centenary celebrations - bur for many of its townspeople it's just another reminder of the old days, before so-called progress roared through the town, altering everything in its wake.
Not for Georgie though. As the clock ticks over to 1970's, she's determined that the new decade will be the one that sees her finally break free.
For Cara, Woody Creek will forever be tied to a devastating mistake that cannot be undone. She's vowed never to set foot in the place again.
Meanwhile, Jenny's estranged son, Jim, has inherited an estate in the United Kingdom and is trying to make a new life for himself. If only he could shake off his one terrible attachment to Australia.
As Woody Creek draws Joy Dettman's much loved cast of characters back into its grip, confessions, discoveries and truths seem certain to explode in the most shocking of showdowns......

I love that the book is based on events in Australia and interwines so well with the events that happened decades ago and are challenging the characters in the story as they encounter love,  jealousy and deception. The book keeps the reader encapulated in the story - that you won't want to put it down, until you have read the whole book!

Have you read any of Joy Dettman's books?

Monday, August 1, 2016

Movie Review: Confessions of a Shopaholic

I know this movie has been out on DVD for a while, but I like watching it and wanted to do a review.

Its a movie set in the glamorous world of New York City, Rebecca Bloomwood (played by Isla Fisher) is a fun, loving girl who is really good at shopping. Actually she is obsessed with shopping.

She dreams of working for her favorite fashion magazine, but can’t quite get her foot in the door until one day, she lands a job as an advice columnist for a financial magazine published by the same company.

As her dreams are finally coming true, she goes to ever more hilarious and extreme efforts to keep her past from ruining her future.

That's right she has credit card debts well over her head, from all that shopping she loves to do, that she is now being followed by a debt collector.

The movie takes you through all her lies, and avoidances to not get caught by the debt collector. This movie has a good storyline and a good lesson to learn from.

If your a shopaholic, you need to stop now!

It shows how out of control a shopping addiction can get, but also shows that you can change your habits.

Its one of those movies that you will either love or hate, there has been a mixed response on what people think of this movie, from what I've read.

Its based on the book by Sophie Kinsella, which I haven't read yet. For me I think its a entertaining, funny, and catchy storyline.

What is your favourite movie?