Monday, December 29, 2014

My Necessary Backups

Hey Lovelies

I was searching through my back up drawer and decided it was a good idea to do a post about the items that I currently never want to run out of. My forever repurchased but mainly these are not HG rather just the items I am seriously loving right now and isn't want to find myself without.

I have talked about this powder before in a blog post, it is ridiculously cheap especially when you can grab it on sale and it always gives a lovely finish to my foundation. It adds coverage but never looks too cakey, the colour, shade natural is quite a decent match as well. So far I have not found another powder that does the job as well and for such little price point so I will continue to repurchase this. This retails for $11.95 AU and can be found at places such as Priceline, Kmart, Target and Big W amongst others.

I love this primer as it helps to keep my skin less oily and also keep breakouts at bay. It is also inexpensive and can be found often on sale. This retails for $13.95 AU and can be found at Priceline, Kmart, Coles, Woolworths, Target and Big W amongst others.

I absolutely love this toner, it is relatively cheap and you get a massive 200ml! This has both sacilyic and gycolic acid which is great for my blemish prone skin. I find that this is a great every day toner for my skin but I do use something stronger once or twice a week. I probably would not recommend this for dry skin though, my skin is extremely oily so I don't have any issues with using this product daily. This retails for $14.99 AU and can be found at most chemists, Priceline, Target, Coles, Woolworths, Kmart and Big W amongst others.

I got a little worried a while back that Essence were discontinuing their lipstick in shade 06 Barely There! as I found it on sale. It is one lipstick that I can wear everyday as it is such a great neutral shade and I find it longlasting on my lips without over drying them. These retail for $4.70 AU and can be purchased from Priceline or Target.

Bad to the Bronze is probably my favourite eyeshadow shade ever. It looks fantastic layered or by itself as a wash of colour. I have used up half of the pot which is saying something as I own a heap of other products I could be using. It lasts all day and I always get compliments on the shade. These retail for $11.95 AU and can be purchased from most chemists, Priceline, Coles, Woolworths, Target, Kmart and Big W amongst others.

These are not necessarily my holy grail products as I don't really throw that title around but I do find myself needing to keep back ups of these products just in case! What are the items you always keep stocked up? 

Love Liz xx

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Festive Nails

Hey Guys,

Christmas is so getting so close so I thought I would share with you my options for festive nails. Just a bit of a forewarning, I own absolutely no glitter nail polish, whilst it looks amazing it is an absolute pain to take off and a year or so ago I threw away all my glitter nail polish and have not bought any since. Obviously glitter nail polish is a great choice during Christmas time and if I owned any I would share it with you in this post however I only own a few nail polishes with little bits of glitter in them. So this post is more of the options that I have for festive nails! 

One obvious choice for festive nails is red nails. I actually was unaware that I owned so many red nail polishes as it is typically not a colour I will wear. I have a few options to choose from, going from deep wine reds to vibrant red orange almost colours.

First up we have a nail polish from O.P.I in the shade Malaga Wine (RRP $19.95 AU) which is a lovely deep red wine shade. I absolutely adore this shade and whilst it is more of a winter time colour than summer I think it fits perfectly for this festive season. Another wine red I own is the Covergirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in shade Wine to Five (RRP $6.95 AU). This shade is ridiculously similar to my O.P.I one but I prefer the formula of the O.P.I nail polish, this is a great cheaper alternative however. The next nail polish I have to show you is the SinfulColors Nail Colour in shade GOGO GIRL (RRP $4 AU). In the bottle this looks like a very vibrant red colour however when painted on the nails it starts to lean a little bit towards pink. This is a very thin formula and it does take a few coats to build up to opaque. Another similar colour to the SinfulColors nail polish is the Maybelline New York Color Show Nail Lacquer in shade 250 Keep Up the Flame (RRP $5.95 AU). This colour leans towards pink and the formula is quite thin so does require layering. The last red shade I have to show you is the Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Enamel in the shade China Flower (RRP $15.95 AU). This is one is a gorgeous red that leans slightly towards orange which is great for my skin tone. This one also smells nice so there is that added bonus!

Another shade choice for festive nails that I own is green. Whilst these colours are not exactly green (more turquoise) I am sure no one will be disappointed.

First up is another Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Enamel in the shade Wintermint (RRP $15.95 AU). Finally we have some glitter polish, this is a turquoise shade with blue square glitter particles floating in it. This smells like mint and is such a lovely colour. The other green (not really) shade I have to share with you is Covergirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in shade Mint Mojito (RRP $6.95 AU). This is another turquoise shade however this one is quite bright in comparison.

I think come Christmas day, O.P.I's Malaga Wine will be on my nails. What festive nail polish do you plan on wearing?

Love Liz xx

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Life Update #02

Hey Guys

I am so sorry I haven't been able to post as much recently. I had my exams at the start of November and had been crazily studying and worrying about them as they were my last set of exams for my degree. I was terrified that I would fail and extend my degree even further so I had spent a lot of time worrying and stressing over that. 

Fortunately I found out recently that I passed everything and have completed enough units to finish my degree. I was unsuccessful in getting a graduate job, but I do have a plan for next year which will involve more studying and around 3-4 months of work experience. I am looking forward to what next year will bring as I believe it will be very different from the last couple of years at University. 

I am still currently working in retail which means that this time of year is absolutely crazy. I have been working some crazy hours and unfortunately there is no set routine so I have been struggling to plan my life around this. Hence being unable to plan posts. I am hoping that things will settle down after Christmas but I am also going on holiday at the very beginning of January.

Just a little update to keep you guys in the loop and to also explain my absence. I do love my blog and I hope that I will be able to continue to find the time to wok on it.


Love Liz xx

Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas Tag

Hey Guys

So the month of December is upon us and my family put up our Christmas decorations yesterday so it really is beginning to look a lot like Christmas in my mum and dads house! I found this tag on Tamara's blog, and I really wanted to join in and also see if anyone else wants to participate as well! If you do link your tag post in the comments :)

1. Do you prefer a real Christmas tree or synthetic?
We have a synthetic tree at the moment but we did used to have a real tree that we kept year round, I remember that it just grew too large and we had to stop using it for the Christmas tree. I love the idea of a real tree though and would love to try it again one day, but for now I will go with the convenience of a synthetic tree. 

2. You're in a coffee shop, it's December, what do you pick?
 It is summer time here in Australia so probably no coffee at all! Also here in Western Australia we have no Starbucks and I am not totally sure whether our regular coffee shops do Christmas drinks.

 3. Whats your favourite colour scheme for decorating the tree?
Gold and Silver. Quite boring but I think it looks lovely!

4. Giving or receiving?
If I have really put time and effort into a person's gift there is nothing better than giving it to them and seeing their reaction. I also get quite anxious opening gifts in front of people so I would much rather give. 

5. To mince pie or not to?
Blergh! No. 

6. What's your traditional Christmas lunch?
Salad, Turkey, Pork, Ham, usually some type of seafood, sometimes barbeque meat, and of course followed up with Christmas pudding made by my parents.

7. Christmas day fashion
This year it will be my cute Christmas shirt with a pug on it, shorts and my bathers underneath as there will be a pool!

8. What's your favourite Christmas song?
I have loved listening to the Michael Bublé Christmas album the past couple of years, and in particular It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.

9. What's your favourite Christmas film?
My family always tries to watch National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation every year, it just doesn't feel like Christmas without it.

10. Open presents before or after lunch?
Stockings first thing in the morning and presents after with the immediate family. But we do presents after lunch with the rest of the family. 

Love Liz xx

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Priceline Haul - 40% off Cosmetics

Hey Guys

In case you didn't know already, Priceline is having its massive 40% off cosmetics sale today and tomorrow so the 18th and 19th November. I wanted to get this post up super quick in case you were considering grabbing a few things so you can just have a peak at what I grabbed. I tried to be very restrained as I am trying not to buy too much before my holiday, it is so hard though. The amount of sales on today along is ridiculous! I only purchased the items this morning so this will just be a quick post.

Excuse the quality, I was so excited to do a post about it!

I had seen this pump bottle on Instagram and was thought it would be the perfect thing for my toner as I tend to pour out too much at once. This is just a simple push pump top which should limit spillage and all those kinds of things. This retails for $5.99AU and was not included in the sale.

This powder looked like a possible dupe for the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders which retail for $59AU, I was unwilling to part with my money for those but these powders retail for $16.99AU each but were on sale for $10.19AU. I could not decide between the two so I picked up both Luminous Glow and Soft Focus (luminous glow is not listed on the website however!). 

As per usual I had to pick up yet another blush, these looked really cute but I was surprised at how small they are. I grabbed Autumn Calling, all of the shades looked gorgeous however. This retails for $12.99AU but was on sale for $7.79AU. 

I wanted to try a brow powder and wax rather than my typical pencil. I chose the kit in shade medium to dark and inside the compact it contains a wax, powder, brush and mini tweezers! This retails for $12.99AU but was on sale for $7.79AU. 

I wanted to try another cream to powder foundation as it has been a while since I have owned one. I picked up this one by Australis in the shade Nude. This retails for $14.95AU but was on sale for $8.97AU.

 The store I went to was out of stock of my typical Rimmel Stay Matte Primer and so I picked this primer up on a whim. It retails for $13.95AU but was on sale for $8.37AU.

I figured now would be a good time to purchase a backup of the lipliner I have been wearing ever other day. I grabbed the shade 06 Satin Mauve which goes perfectly with their Longlasting Lipstick in shade 06 Barely There! This retails for $2AU (anyone else notice the price increase on essence products?) and was down to $1.20AU. 

Another backup as I have been absolutely loving this mascara. This is the only mascara I have been wearing since I purchased it! It retails for $17.95AU but was on sale for $10.77AU.

OPI Top Coat

I was not aware that Priceline sold OPI products but it must have been fate as my original top coat from OPI has gone a bit gluggy so could not have been better timing! This retails for $10AU but was on sale for $6AU.

Loreal Infalliable 24H Stay Fresh Foundation

Lets just say it, I get sucked in by social media reviews and particularly those on foundation. I could not resist picking this up after reading some very positive reviews on it! I picked up the shade 140 Golden Beige which I am hopeful will be a decent match. This retails for $31.95AU but was on sale for $19.17.

My little terror had to investigate everything ;)

Did you pick up anything in this sale? If you had your eye on something then now is definitely the time to grab it!

Love Liz xx

Friday, November 7, 2014

90's Lips

Hey Guys

So I jumped on the Kylie Jenner bandwagon a month or so ago and have been completely obsessed with 90s lips ever since. A really cheap alternative is this duo by Essence Cosmetics. A lipliner in shade 06 Satin Mauve and the longlasting lipstick in shade 06 Barely There!. Ultimately you could just buy the lipliner and wear that on its own but I find it a bit too drying for my lips and so I prefer to layer it with a lipstick over the top. 

The packaging of these are fairly standard, silver cap on the lipliner and a black tube with a round circle of the colour on the lipstick which I quite like. They last a decent amount of time as well if you put the lipliner all over the lip rather than just the edges. Just make sure that you prep your lips beforehand if you suffer from dry lips like myself. 

The lipliner retails for only $1.80 AU and the lipstick for $4.10 which is ridiculously cheap for the quality! 

If you are as obsessed with the Kylie Jenner lip as I am I definitely recommend that you check this duo out. I have been trying out a bunch of other cheap alternatives so I will report on those as soon as possible. 

Are you loving the 90s lip look?

Love Liz xx

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Review: Rimmel London Wake Me Up Concealer

Hey Guys!

 I have been non stop purchasing and will be hoping to do a lot of reviews for you guys. I have been mainly doing reviews lately as I have been coming up a bit blank on new material. If you have any suggestions please comment down below and let me know what you would like to see on Just a Little Bit of Liz. 

On to today's review, Rimmel London Wake Me Up Concealer. I purchased this Concealer in shade 030 Classic Beige a while ago from a Chemist Warehouse sale which had it for 50% off all Rimmel products. I have found that this is the perfect shade for my under eye area, it would be terrible for use anywhere else (unless as a highlighter) as it is just a tad light for my skin colour. This concealer claims to give an anti-fatigue effect & radiant glow, I think that this is fairly accurate as I always look ten times more awake when I wear this concealer. I suffer from terrible genetic (thanks dad) undereye dark circles and this gives fairly high coverage and manages to brighten up my eyes and make me look wide awake even when I am feeling dead. The packaging states that this concealer will cover spots and other blemishes however I have not tried the concealer for this purpose as it simply isn't the correct shade for that. 

The packaging is fairly standard, contains a wand with a doe foot applicator that I use to dot on and then blend with a brush or my finger. I do like that the packaging is clear and so you can see how much product is left, I hate running out of a product without realising it because you cant see through the packaging.

 I have had some issues previously with this concealer, when I had not set the concealer with a powder I did find that it creased. However if I remember to set the concealer with powder then I do not have any creasing issues. Ultimately I think that this is a really good concealer and well worth purchasing if you suffer from dark undereye circles like myself. This 7ml concealer retails for $14.95 and comes in three different shades.

Love Liz xx

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Review: Australis Fresh & Flawless Pressed Powder

Hey Guys

I am a bit behind the times, I only just got my hands on the Australis Fresh & Flawless Pressed Powder. I know I know, I am very behind on the times with this but I try to use up all the other powders I own before I allowed myself to purchase this. I am so happy that I finally own this and a little bit disappointed I didnt try it out earlier! This powder is fantastic! 

I picked up shade Natural which seems like a decent match for my winter pale skin. This powder goes on flawlessly, extremely smooth on my skin and just glides over. It is absolutely amazing. Typically powder can make my skin feel quite cakey or dry but not this powder. My skin looks amazing when I use this powder. I still have to touch up every so often (depending on the primer and foundation) but I definitely think that this helps rather than hinders. The website also claims that this powder helps to treat existing breakouts and stop further breakouts. I have not really noticed whether this is accurate at all but it is a nice addition to the powder. I definitely have not experienced any breakouts as a result of using this powder. 

Really the only thing that I can complain about is the bulkiness of the packaging. It is housed in quite a large black plastic container, with the powder in the top section and underneath is a mirror and compartment with a sponge. Ultimately I could do without the clear packaging on top and have the mirror there and no room for a sponge as I prefer to use a brush, even for touchups. But hey the powder is so fantastic that this is a non issue!

This powder retails for a measly $11.40 AU but I purchased mine for $4 off on sale at Kmart. I would highly recommend purchasing this powder and will be buying back ups for myself!

Love Liz xx

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Review: Revlon Highlighting Palette

Hey Guys!

A few weeks ago Priceline had a 50% off Revlon cosmetics sale and I had to take advantage. I don't own a lot of Revlon products (the colorstay foundation is an exception) as I have always considered Revlon to be a little out of my budget for drugstore makeup. I have been crushing on the Revlon Highlighting Palette since seeing it on a lot of UK blogs a while back. I waited patiently but still could not justify spending $26.95 on essentially a blush/highlighter. 50% off came around and I knew that I had to own one of these. I was deciding between the Rose Glow shade and Peach Glow, can you guess which one I picked? Peach Glow of course! 

Peach Glow is a stunning five shades set in one single palette and can be used separately or blended together. Personally I just swirl my blush brush in this and apply as a highlighter/blush/bronzer. This creates a stunning peachy shade that looks gorgeous on the face. This is really pigmented which is something I wasn't expecting so you have to be seriously light handed when applying this. You could also use the shades separately as eye shadows. 

The packaging is simple, black plastic with a clear plastic window showcasing the palette. The whole thing is fairly reminiscent to the Bobbi Brown shimmer bricks. I do really love this highlighting palette but I am not 100% convinced on whether I would have spent the whole $26.95 on it, fortunately you don't have to as Chemist Warehouse currently has 50% off all Revlon cosmetics. If you have been eyeing this up I would definitely recommend picking it up whilst on sale!  

Love Liz xx

Monday, October 6, 2014

First Impressions: Savvy by DB Ultra Matte Lip Colour

Hey Lovelies!

So I purchased the Savvy by DB Ultra Matte Lip Colour in shade Lights... Camera, after a recommendation on Instagram by the lovely @brittney_saunders who compared this lip shade to Mac Velvet Teddy, which is of course a similar shade to the one sported by Kylie Jenner. I think everyone is a tad obsessed with Kylie Jenner and her wonderful lips at the moment, with reason to! She has been looking stunning lately. I am definitely full on the kylie lip bandwagon and have been buying up some purchases (not Mac unfortunately though :( ), hopefully I can do a post on my picks for you soon! 

On to the Ultra Matte Lip Colour, the shade is a dusty pink but bordering on a netural brown, it is a bit darker on my lips than I expected but I actually quite like the colour. The formula is matte which typically means drying and this is no exception to the rule. Oh my gosh! This made my lips feel so tight and dry, however I did not prep my lips beforehand so I definitely need to try that before I put this on again. It was still bearable however there is just no way that I would of been able to smack my lips together as they were just so dry. The product did crease a fair bit on my lips as well which made it look a little unnatural however I am sure if I had prepped beforehand this would have been avoided. As a matte formula this definitely does not budge once set. I drank a tea around 5 minutes after applying and was amazed to see that it was still on. It actually took a lot of effort to remove as well, a simple makeup wipe did not do the job and I had to thoroughly cleanse and partially scrub it off! 

The packaging is quite nice, it is contained in a frosted glass (plastic?) tube and has a doe foot applicator which makes application easy. This retails for $7.99 AU and there is also a range of High Shine Lip Colours with obviously a different formula than the matte version. 

*UPDATE*  This has a tendency to crack and crease on my lips as it is just so drying. I will  need to try different methods of wearing it to see if I can get away with it outside of the house. 

Love Liz xx

Friday, October 3, 2014

September Monthly Favourites

A little late but better than nothing hey? September was an awesome month for me, it started with a whole heap of assignments due at once and then ended with a birthday long weekend which included best friend sleepovers, my favourite food, tequila and of course, the Royal Show! I also have been loving a lot of new things this month, many of which have yet to be featured on the blog. On to the favourites for September..

Neutrogena Pore Refining Toner

I picked up this toner after realizing that I had not been using enough acids in my skincare routine (thank you Mrs Hirons), I was occasionally using Clarins Gentle Exfoliating Toner and the Alpha H Liquid Gold but on a weekly basis rather than a daily basis. I picked up this massive 200ml toner from Priceline on sale for around $12 (however it retails for $14.99), it contains salicylic and gylcolic acid and has been doing wonders for my skin. If you have oily and blemish prone skin I do recommend that you check this toner out, it is quite strong however!

Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream

I received this in the massive skincare goody bag from Priceline earlier in the year. This smells aboslutely amazing and has been doing a great job of fixing up my cuticles and my poor dry cracked nails. It probably isnt the most nourishing cream on the market but it does the job for my hands and I think that this 17g tub will last me a very long time. It retails for $14.99 at Priceline.

Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm

This 15g lip balm is seriously luxurious. It costs $19.99 (I purchased it for $12 while there was a skincare sale on) and comes contained in a frosted glass tub. It is quite a thick texture but I have been using this every night and it has been doing a fantastic job of keeping my lips lovely and not gross and dry and cracked. It also has a really nice subtle scent that I cannot put my finger on, citrus maybe?

Revlon Highlight Palette

I picked up the Revlon Highlight Palette in shade Peach Glow during the Priceline 50% off Revlon sale. I absolutely love this highlighter as it works as a highlighter, blush and bronzer all in one. The shades can be used separately or mixed, I prefer to mix personally. This item has graced my cheeks a lot this past month and probably will for the next few months! My friend picked me up the Rose Glow palette so I have that to look forward to as well.

Australis Fresh & Flawless Pressed Powder

This powder is absolutely amazing. I have used it every time I have worn makeup since I purchased it, it retails for a very low $11.40 but I purchased it whilst it was $4 off at Kmart. I think I will be repurchasing this over and over again, I very much understand the hype surrounding this product. It adds coverage while not being cakey and helps to control shine throughout the day.

Essence Longlasting Lipstick & Lipliner

Ah the Kylie Jenner lip look. If you haven't been obsessed with this lip look then you probably haven't been on Instagram, it is everywhere at the moment. I have been obsessing and have purchased a fair few products that are deemed as dupes of the Mac products used by Miss Jenner. The Essence Longlasting Lipstick in shade 06 Barely There! and the Essence Lipliner in 06 Sative Mauve are, in my opinion, a great dupe. They do last a long time on my lips and don't dry them out or accentuate any cracks, they are very flattering and I have been wearing this combo non stop which is amazing for someone who rarely wears anything more than lipbalm. The lipstick retails for $4.10 and the lipliner for $1.80 so they are definitely worth checking out.

What were your favourite things in September?

Love Liz xx

Photo Friday #03

All pictures were taken from Pinterest.

Love Liz xx

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Review: Models Prefer Nude Eyeshadow Palette

Hey Lovelies!

So I purchased this on a whim after seeing a gorgeous photo of it on Instagram. I can hear the collective groaning, another nude palette, really?! Yes really! I am standing by my choice as I truly love this palette. Warning, this gets a bit picture heavy. 

The Models Prefer Nude Eyeshadow Palette contains 10 neutral shades which are a combination of matte and shimmer formulas. Perfect nude palette alert? The shades are named and I will give each a quick description below.

Bare - this is a great highlighting shade as it is a yellowy beige matte shadow. Not hugely pigmented but not chalky. 
Sand - a lovely shimmer light golden brown colour. Minimum fallout and well pigmented.
Golden - a yellow gold shimmer shade. Minimum fallout and decently pigmented.
Glisten - a brown shimmer shade. A bit more fallout but great pigmentation. 
Earth - a dark brown matte shade with a tiny bit of shimmer particles. Bit chalky and somewhat pigmented.

Bliss - a champagne coloured shimmer shadow. Great pigmentation and buttery texture. 
Natural - dusty pink matte shadow. Medium pigmentation and no fallout.
Desert - deeper champagne coloured shimmer shadow. Great pigmentation and minimum fallout.
Nature - dark brown matte shade. Good pigmentation and minimum fallout.
Willow - dark brown shadow with red glitter particles. Decent pigmentation and slight fallout. 

I actually quite like the packaging of this palette. Black sleek outside which is not too bulky and quite a small size in comparison to the shades inside. There is a eyeshadow applicator inside which annoys me as who even used those anymore anyways! There is a large mirror which is handy if you had to apply this on the go or if you took it with you travelling. This would be great to travel with as it is such a small size and has so many shades which you could create many great eye looks with. There is even a guide on the back of how to create a great eye look. 

This retails for $12.99 AU at Priceline but is not listed on the website but I have seen it in several stores. I really cannot recommend this palette enough if you are a lover of neutral shades. Almost all of the shades have great colour pay off and minimum fallout, there is 10 shades to choose from, with a combination of matte and shimmer, all for under $15. Not sure what else you could want really (apart from the removal of the horrible eyeshadow applicator, grr!). 

Love Liz xx

Monday, September 22, 2014

Review: Essence Bloom Me Up! Shimmer Powder (LE)

Hey Lovelies!

Every Aussie blogger or Instagrammer has surely seen the new range out in Priceline from Essence Cosmetics. Included in the new range is a lovely highlighter called the Essence Bloom Me Up! Shimmer Powder in shade 01 Rose It Up! Essence seem to bring out a new highlighter in every other new trend edition, all of them are lovely quality for the low low price, this shimmer powder is no exception.

This is a lovely champagne leaning towards pink coloured highlighter that has very fine shimmer/glitter particles in the powder. However you manage to not look like a discoball when you apply this highlighter. This highlighter works for anywhere on the face, above the cheekbones, cupids bow or anywhere else you could possibly want to put it. 

The packaging is simple, clear plastic outside which feels sturdy but I still would not want to drop it. The powder has a flower pattern embossed on the top of it, however in mine it is already starting to rub away. Not really an issue but I would almost want to not use it but the powder is so lovely I stress that it is ok to ruin the flowers!! 

This retails for $5.75 AU and is limited edition, so if I were you I would run to Priceline and grab yourself one of these babies while you still can! GO!

Love Liz xx

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Review: ChiChi Nudes Palette

Hey Lovelies

I purchased this ChiChi Glamourous Eyeshadow Palette in shade Nudes a while ago at Target when it was on sale. I was originally after the Naturals palette but they were sold out, and how many nude coloured palette's can you own?

The palette contains 12 shadows, some matte and some shimmer. There is a slight amount of fallout from some of the shadows but nothing drastic. None of the shades are chalky and all are very well pigmented and have a decent pay off. They are easy to blend and wear for around 5-6 hours on my eyelids without primer/base (keep in mind I also have oily lids and poor shadows tend to crease, these don't). I think that these palettes are gorgeous, when they go on sale again I would consider picking up another palette. Unfortunately I am barely plain and boring and mainly the neutral palettes only appeal to me but there is I believe 12 palettes in total to choose from. For the price I don't think you can get much better. These retail for $22.95 AU and can be purchased online or in participating stores. 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Review: Loreal Paris True Match Liquid Foundation

Hey Guys

This is more of a first impressions review than a full blown review as I have only worn this foundation a handful of times. I picked up the Loreal Paris True Match Liquid Foundation in shade N3 Creamy Beige which was perfect for my face at the start of winter, however now at the end of winter my face is amazingly pale and only one foundation I own actually matches my skin right now (time for a tan I think!), hence why I have only tried this foundation a few times. 

The bottle is quite nice, glass and heavy which I actually enjoy. There is also a pump which makes it an A+ in my books. I also like that you can see how much foundation you have used so you are never caught running out without knowledge.

This foundation definitely gives a medium-high coverage, which I found very odd considering that the texture of the foundation is very liquid and runny. I found that it tended to dry powdery, rather than staying as a liquid. I disliked this as I found that it somewhat accentuated my pores, but in all fairness that could be the primer I was using with it, I will have to test it out and try with different primers. It lasted 4-5 hours on my skin without needing touchups, which is fairly decent for my oily skin. If you like liquid to powder formulations then this could be a big hit with you, it has quite a large shade range for a drugstore foundation and that includes neutrals, cool and warm toned shades. This foundation retails for $29.95 AU for 30ml but if you wait for the right time you can pick it up for cheaper, like I did! 

Love Liz xx

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Review: BYS Blush Trio

Hey Guys

Sorry for the lack of posts, my house was meant to get the internet set up this week (after a 6 week wait) but they couldn't find the line so someone else has to come in and check it out!! We have been using a pay as you go wifi modem for internet but we try to use it predominately for Uni as it is quite expensive (racked up almost $400 in the past 6 weeks :S).

Anyway on to a review of an awesome blush trio I wanted to share with you! I picked up BYS's Blush Trio in On the Brightside which contains three lovely pink blushes.

I found the packaging to be fairly typical from BYS, cheap quality plastic but you get what you pay for, ultimately the packaging is less important than the product and that's what I found with this blush trio. The colour pay off is fantastic like most of the BYS single blushes, you really need to be careful and apply with a light hand and fluffy brush or you will end up with far too much product on your face... Unless that's the result you want ha.

The colours are absolutely gorgeous and not at all similar when on the face. The first is a pink with shimmer throughout it but only a little shimmer transfers onto the skin. The next is a super bright fuchsia pink which is gorgeous but a bit scary for me to use! The last is a slightly lighter pink colour with no shimmer. All shades have good colour pay off and are very pigmented (particularly the middle colour) and last a good 4-5 hours on my oily skin. I think that this is good for travelling with as you have three different blushes in one palette and the take up little room and are fairly sturdy so unlikely to smash. 

Have you tried any BYS blushes? 

Love Liz xx

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Review: Maybelline New York Fit Me Blush

Hey Guys

This was a cheap chemist find, I found this blush from Maybelline New York  for only $4.50!! The blush I purchased is in the shade Deep Coral which I cant find on the Australian Maybelline website which could mean it is discontinued or not typically released here in Australia. I think that this is an absolutely stunning winter shade (I would wear it at any time of the year however), I can see this will quickly become my new daily blush shade.

This compact comes with a small fluffy brush which I don't personally use but it would be great for touch ups or applying this on the go. The blush lasts a good 5-6 hours on my oily skin and the formula is easy to blend in with a fluffy brush. This blush retails for $14.95 AU at Priceline, however they don't have the shade Deep Coral (at least not online). I recommend checking out your local Chemists beauty clearance bin to find some bargains, I found a lot of goodies!

What have you found on sale recently? 

Love Liz xx

Monday, August 4, 2014

Savvy by DB Pocket Rock It Duo

Hey Lovelies

If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen that a while ago I picked up this $5 Pocket Rock It pack from Savvy by DB from Priceline. These $5 packs were all over Instagram about a month or so ago.

My Priceline finally got them in stock and so I picked up the blush and cheek balm duo in shade Plumage. This shade appealed to me as I don't really have anything similar already, I am more of a coral/peach blush wearer typically. Both of these blushes are a pinky red/reddy pink colour which is absolutely stunning. The blush has a fair amount of shimmer particles in it though unlike the balm which has a more iridescent glow to it. 

Wear time for both is around 4-5 hours on my oily skin, I just have to make sure to fully blend out the balm and set it with a powder. I usually pick a powder over a cream formula however I actually prefer the cheek balm to the powder, mainly because it is just a bit too much with the powder thanks to the insane amount of glitter.

For $5 you really cant go wrong, there are numerous packs which include eye products, lip products and face products. I am interested in the loose pigments and looking online it seems as though they are still available so I might just have to drop into my local Priceline to pick them up!

Love Liz xx

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