Lips, Miscellaneous

My 21st Birthday Presents!

Hi guys,

So it was my 21st birthday the other week and I got some beauty products which I thought I would show you and review. They’re a mixture of moisturisers, lipsticks, lip glosses and perfumes.

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Michael Kors Wild Jasmine gift set.

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Perfume- This perfume has a very clean, fresh and pretty scent which has jasmine obviously and a hint of honey suckle. It reminds me of spring, it is quite subtle and there is not too much going on. Though they call it a glam scent I find it to be more classy and feminine. The staying power is good and tends to linger all day and the bottle is magnificent. I love how it adds a touch of class to my dressing room table.

Rating: 8.5/10

Moisturiser- The moisturiser is super nourishing though it does take a while to absorb into the skin which can be a little annoying if you are on the go and hate stickiness. What is good about it though is how long- lasting the scent is, you pretty much wouldn’t need a perfume with it. The smell is still very much present even after 3 hours. The scent is very much like the perfume but is a little creamier.

 Rating: 8.5/10

Estee Lauder High Shine Gloss Collection.

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Before I owned these I used to think that lip glosses were too sticky to wear comfortably. These glosses however settle perfectly on the lips, making them feel much better if they are dry or chapped.  While they absorb quickly the colour remains on the lips for up to 3 hours after application (even through eating or drinking). The red gloss which is called Wet Cranberry Shine is especially beautiful and pigmented and you do not even need a lipstick when wearing it. The 3 lightest shades are all very sheer and give a hint of colour to the lips. Raspberry Pop Sparkle is a bit more pigmented and is a fun, feminine colour while the purple one known as Plum Divine Shimmer is very pretty and unique. It would look particularly lovely with a plum lip liner to create a sort of ombre lip. Though they are all quite sheer apart except for Wet Cranberry they’re a great alternative for when you don’t want anything too opaque with but still want a hint of colour. I would recommend this to anyone who likes the natural look and isn’t ready to wear lipsticks yet. These would also be good layered on top of lipsticks to slightly alter the colour and give them some shine. While I don’t think it is necessary to buy all the colours it would definitely be handy to own one for the days when your lips need the moisture but you still want an added pop of colour.

Rating: 8.5/10

Here is what they look like:

Wire Copper Shimmer-

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Pink Innocence Shimmer-

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Magnificent Mauve Shimmer-

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Raspberry Pop Sparkle-

raspberry pop sparkle

Plum Divine Shimmer-

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Wet Cranberry Shine-

Wet cranberry shine

Mac Rihanna Viva Glam Frosted lipstick gift pack.

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Ahh yes. When I opened these up and saw the Mac logo I jumped for joy inside. I absolutely love the packaging and the velvet red casing of the lipsticks are so classy, they’re almost better than chanel. The sparkly makeup bag is an added bonus and great for storing your lipsticks or for travelling.

Viva Glam 1- This lipstick is beautiful and you can’t go wrong with this. It’s great for red lipstick first timers as it isn’t too bright or off putting  and is very classy. I could see it suiting most skin tones and is very similar to the deep red lip I always see Rihanna wearing on the red carpet. It makes my lips look slightly plumper than other red lipsticks I own possibly due to it’s frosted finish. It also last very long through eating and drinking and isn’t drying.

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Rating: 8.5/10

Rihanna Viva Glam 2- This is truly unique and I have never encountered a colour like it. It is like a mix of a frosted brown/ grey/ taupe and I couldn’t even name the colour when I first opened it. I have come to the conclusion that I like it and it looks much better on my lips than on the stick. While it’s not something you may wear all the time it’s perfect for night time and it definitely goes along with the whole 9o’s lip trend and is quite vampy. A suggested lip liner to go with it would be Night Moth by Mac as I researched an they’re a beautiful combination. Definitely an out there lipstick. I like it on light skin but think it would look particularly beautiful on dark skin. The only reason I’m not giving it a higher rating is because I don’t usually go for bold colours.

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Rating: 7.5/10

Fcuk Friction perfume.

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I had been wanting a vanilla scented perfume for a while now so was very happy I received this.  This is a perfect day perfume as its very light, sweet and fresh. It smells like vanilla, coconut and pineapple. It reminds me of a Pina Colada and summer. I also read the other day that surveyed men love the scent of vanilla on women so hey you could even wear it on a date. It is quite cheap (around 20 Australian dollars) and lasts relatively long for the price (a few hours).

Rating: 7.5/10

Springfields Sleepy Lavender Massage and Body Oil.

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Springfields is an Australian skin care and aromatherapy brand which I had never heard before now. This massage oil is not too oily and works very well as a moisturiser. I find that it works well on legs after shaving as it’s quite soothing and calms down irritated skin. It isn’t sticky in the slightest and it has a lovely lavender and sweet almond scent which actually did make me sleepy. The springfields range is a little pricey but a small bit goes a long way.

Rating: 8/10

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The One Lovely Blog Award.

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Hey guys. So I thought I would take part in the ‘One Lovely Blog Award’ as I was nominated twice and everyone seems to be doing it right now. I would like to thank LouLaBelle and Gym Bag Makeup for nominating me, I enjoyed reading the answers you gave for yours and your blogs are great. Here are the rules with my 7 facts. 🙂

The Rules

You must thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.

You must list the rules and display the award.

You must add 7 facts about yourself.

You must nominate 15 other bloggers and comment on one of their posts to let them know they have been nominated

You must display the award logo and follow the blogger who nominated you.

My 7 facts:

1. I have never traveled outside of Australia though I hope one day I will.

2. I am currently studying media at university and will be beginning a makeup and skincare course in a few weeks as well.

3. This year for the first time in 5 years I have started reading fiction for non- school or uni related purposes. I guess with school, uni and life I forgot to read books for enjoyment? But my new year’s resolution was to start reading them again so I have stuck with it and read 6 books so far which has lead me to enjoy writing. This is partly why I began a blog. 🙂

4. I have to travel an hour and a half to uni because it’s on the other side of Sydney. :/ It’s only 2 days a week though so it’s not so bad.

5. My hair has been blonde, strawberry blonde, brown, dark brown and balayage in the past. I just love changing my hair colour and think it’s so fun.

6. I have had to work in a bear suit before. What a glamorous job I know. :/

7. I always have baths and never showers.

The 15 people I nominate are:

Cosmetics and Crumbs

Tiffany Cullern

Front Door Beauty

Micaela Nicander

Kels Kels Blogs

Making It Up

Living Disrobed

Kara Delfino

Captivate Your Beauty

The Chick Clique

Katlie’s Vanity

All things Amy

Jenny Adores Beauty

My Beauty Inspired Life

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The Liebster Award.

Hi guys.

The lovely Glitter and Gloss tagged me to do the Liebster award so I thought I would do it, here are my answers. 🙂

1. What is your favourite makeup look?

Bronze smokey eye with a nude lip.

2. What is your favourite skin care product?

Vaseline spray on moisturiser.

3. What is your favourite highlighter?

Nars Illuminator in Copacapana though I am yet to own it.

4. What is your favourite food?

I wish I could say something really unique and interesting but it’s burgers haha.

5. What is your favourite MAC product?

Mac Lipstick in Ruby Woo.

6. What is your one beauty product you can’t live without?

Mascara, I wear it every day when I leave the house.

7. How often do you wear makeup?

Twice a week, I like to let my skin breath.

8. Who is your favourite youtube guru?

Chloe Morello.

9. If you were in Sephora right now what would you pick up?

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit.

10. What is your favourite Foundation Brush?

BYS Foundation brush, I am not someone who believes in spending a lot on makeup brushes haha.

The bloggers who I tag to answer my questions are:

The Audrey Files

Izzy Batista

Bella Floresa

Enhanced Beauty

Blushable Me

My questions for you to answer are:

1. Which celebrities makeup do you admire the most and why?

2. What is your favourite makeup product?

3. What is your favourite eye makeup look?

4. Which celebrities hair style do you like the most and why?

5. Which clothing item are you wanting to buy right now and why?

6. What is your favourite lipstick?

7. What made you decide to start a blog?

8. What is your favourite thing about blogging?

9. If you could holiday anywhere in the world where would it be and why?

10. Which one do you like better, bronzer or blush?

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20 Inspirational Quotes From Cosmetic Brand Icons.

So the other day I went and saw the movie Yves Saint Laurent and it really inspired me. In response to this I decided to share with you his most inspirational quotes as well as quotes from other cosmetic brand legends, each famous for their contribution to fashion as well as makeup.

Yves Saint Laurent.

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1. “The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.”

2. “Fashions fade, style is eternal.”

3. “We must never confuse elegance with snobbery.”

4. “The most beautiful clothes that can dress a woman are the arms of the man she loves. But for those who haven’t had the fortune of finding this happiness, I am there.”

5. “Isn’t elegance forgetting what one is wearing?”

Coco Chanel.

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6. “Women must tell men always that they are the strong ones. They are the big, the strong, the wonderful. In truth, women are the strong ones. It is just my opinion, I am not a professor.”

7. “There are people who have money and people who are rich.”

8. “Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.”

9. “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”

10.“Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.”

Christian Dior.

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11. “After women, flowers are the most lovely thing God has given the world.”

12. “Bright reds – scarlet, pillar-box red, crimson or cherry – are very cheerful and youthful. There is certainly a red for everyone.”

13. “Women, with their sure instincts, realized that my intention was to make them not just more beautiful but also happier.”

14. “Deep in every heart slumbers a dream, and the couturier knows it: every woman is a princess.”

15. “By being natural and sincere one can often create revolutions without having sought them.”

Giorgio Armani.

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16. “To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail.”

17. “War taught me that not everything is glamorous.”

18. “I love things that age well – things that don’t date, that stand the test of time and that become living examples of the absolute best.”

19. “I wanted to dress the woman who lives and works, not the woman in a painting.”

20. “Elegance is not standing out but being remembered.”

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The Autumn Tag 2014.

Recently I was tagged by Izzy Batista to do the Autumn tag and like her I am also in spring here in Australia, but I decided to do it anyway because my birthdays in autumn so it has a special significance for me and also because I really like Izzy Batista’s blog. Here are my answers.
 1) Ok we’re talking coffee- what’s your favourite seasonal drink from starbucks or another coffee shop?
Don’t like coffee! I only drink it when I’ve had like no sleep and have to work and can’t find an energy drink.
2) Accessories- What do you opt for, scarf, boots, gloves?
I would say boots as I wore them all during Autmn and Winter, I can’t stand getting cold feet, both literally and figuratively haha.
3) Music – what’s your favourite music to listen to during Autumn?
Hmm I don’t know? I didn’t know music was seasonal haha.
4) Perfume – what’s your favourite scent for this time of year?
I spend all my money on makeup and tend to hold back with fragrances haha but lately I have been wearing Beyonce’s ‘Heat’. Oh yes I do love a bit of ‘Bey’ she is queen after all (sarcasm).
5) Candles – what scents will you be burning this season?
I love vanilla and it is pretty much the only scent I buy, so yeah I would burn that.
6) What do you love most about Autumn?
My birthday’s on the first day of autumn in Australia. 🙂
7) Favourite makeup?
Bronze smokey eye with a berry or nude lip and a warm glow using a gold or peach based bronzer and blush.
8)What are you looking forward to most in Autumn?
Well next year in Autumn I will be turning 21 and  finishing uni forever, but I’m probably more excited about finishing uni. I think all uni students can relate to the collective sigh of relief we all know we will have once uni is completed. 🙂
The bloggers I tag to do the autumn tag are:
Anyone else can also feel free to do it as well. 🙂 xo
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10 Of My Favourite Makeup And Beauty Quotes.

Need a little beauty inspiration for your next makeup look? Here is my 10 favourite beauty and makeup quotes…

1. “I always think that less is more. There’s a point where you look in the mirror and say ‘Is this too much?’ and if you even have that inclination then it usually is.”- Kim Catrall, Sex and the City.

2. “Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful”- Sophia Loren.

3. “The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.” – Yves Saint-Laurent.

4. “You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful. -Amy bloom.

5. “No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.” – Eleanor Roosevelt.

6. “Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.” – Sophia Loren.

7. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched they must be felt with the heart.”- Hellen Keller.

8. “To me, beauty and makeup and colour is like the finishing touch on everything.”- Marc Jacobs.

9. “I’m not saying that putting on makeup will change the world or even your life, but it can be a first step in learning things about yourself you may never have discovered otherwise. At worst, you could make a big mess and have a good laugh.”- Kevin Aucoin.

10. “I think women should wear whatever makeup they want for themselves. Makeup should be fun.”- Emma Stone.

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