June 2013 | KITSCH/SNITCH

Another month, another empties post. This month I some how finished up a record number of products! I have no idea how I got through enough empties to fill up a basket! I had to be quite strategic this month, because if I had to write a post on all of the products and samples I used up, this will literally take me 5 hours to write! I decided instead to only review the full size products, and I also took out the boring things like roll on deodorants/toothpaste/dental floss etc. I did do an empties video where I went through everything in my empties basket, so if you want to see all of the products I reviewed, you can see them below.



Listerine: I love Listerine, I even used to love the Listerine toothpaste back in the day when it was available. Listerine just tastes good, and it is really strong so it feels like it cleans really well. I don't often buy Listerine mouthwash because its like double the price of normal mouthwash, but I bought this one in Japan and it cost under $3 which is about half the price of what it costs in Australia. I have bought a couple of small Listerine bottles since I finished this. Repurchase: Yes

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish: This is a super thick cream cleanser that smells strongly of eucalyptus oil. I thought that this cleans really well, and the eucalyptus scent really helps to wake me up in the morning. I did like using this and I would love to buy it again, but it is hard to get in Australia so I probably won't track this down just yet. See my initial review here. Repurchase: Yes

Swisse Shampoo and Conditioner: I bought these when they were on sale for around $9 for the two. These are full of good ingredients and are parabin free etc. These work well, and smell really nice and lemongrassy fresh, but they aren't very luxurious feeling. If I wanted a more natural shampoo and conditioner in the future, I wouldn't have a problem buying these again, but at the moment I like products that feel like salon quality products, and these aren't like that at all. Repurchase: Maybe

Lynx Anarchy For Her: This is a really nice smelling body spray, but sadly it's not an anti-antiperspirant. It it was an anti-antiperspirant, I would have no issue buying this again... but don't use body spays because I prefer an anti-antiperspirant with a perfume. This also has pretty bulky packaging so I can't just throw this in my bag and use it to refresh myself during the day. I did love the scent though. Repurchase: No

Escada Marine Groove Moisturising Body Lotion: This was a thin body lotion that had a very strong scent to it. This is supposed to match the perfume, so of course it will be quite strong scented, but I did like the scent so it was all good. The lotion itself wasn't anything special, so I won't track this down, but if you love the Escada scents you would like this. Repurchase: No

Urban Rituelle Organic Hand and Body Wash: This was a nice hand wash, it was really thin and watery, but it smells really nice. The scent was a herbal earthy vanilla scent which both my boyfriend and I both really liked. I would repurchase this, but I don't like spending much money on hand wash and I think this is around $25. Repruchase: No, too expensive

Batiste Dry Shampoo in Tropical: I have been using Batiste dry shampoo for years, and I have two travel size cans under my sink. When I need to buy more, I might start trying other brands, just for curiosity's sake, but I would buy this again in the future. Repurchase: Yes, but not in the near future.

Nivea Visage Pure and Natural Facial Cleansing Wipes: I bought these for traveling, and normally I don't like using makeup wipes because they make me really lazy with my skin routine. I only buy the travel size Yes To Cucumber wipes for my bag, in case I need to go to the gym or something like that. So I wouldn't repurchase these, only because I don't generally use them, and because the Yes To Cucumber ones are much better... they are more expensive, but because I rarely use them so it doesn't bother me. Repurchase: No

Lush Shower Gel in Ponch: I love Lush shower gels, but this isn't my favorite scent. This is very fruity and smells a bit like alcohol, which is a little weird. I happily used this up, but I would prefer to buy other ones instead of this. Repurchase: Maybe

Invisible Zinc Environmental Skin Protector: This stuff is amazing! I will have to write a review on it soon. This is a sunscreen that acts as a barrier and protects from UVA and UVB, but most importantly, it works better than a sunscreen AND I can wear it under my makeup and it does not make me greasy! This costs $35, which is crazy, but it works soooo well and this will easily last me 6 months to a year if I only use this every other day (which is what I do). Repruchased: Already have

Bourjois Healthy Mix in shade 51: This was way too light for me, but I got it last winter when I wanted to lighten some of my summer foundations. I also found this in the Priceline bargain bin for $10. I really liked this, it has a nice medium coverage, it smells nice, it has a nice finish, and it works really well with every foundation that I mixed it with. I would consider buying this again in the future, but of course in a different shade. Repurchase: Yes.

Bourjois Healthy Balance Unifying Powder in the shade 52: I love this powder, and will definitely repurchase it when it is on sale again. This is a finely milled powder that gives great coverage. You do need to buy this in a shade lighter than your foundation because once it hits your foundation it darkens. This shade was perfect for me. Repurchase: Yes.

Lush Melting Snow Man Bath Melt: I love using things like Lush bath bombs when I am having a bath. This melt was really good because I find bath bombs to be too big, but this is much smaller and still makes your bath smell great and feel really creamy. These only come out at Christmas, but I would repurchase. Repurchase: Yes.



The above products are the products that are almost full but I am throwing them out. I am throwing them out because I never really used them and they have been sitting in my cupboard for about two years, or more. The only one that I have used and didn't like was the Formula 10.0.6 No Time To Shine Mask, which I think stings too much and is too harsh for my skin... the other four are products that I barely used and can't say what I thought of them.

So that's it for another month of empties. If my empties basket is this full again in July, I will seriously be concerned about how many products I churn through.

Have you tried any of these products?

June 2013 Empties

June 29, 2013


Another month, another empties post. This month I some how finished up a record number of products! I have no idea how I got through enough empties to fill up a basket! I had to be quite strategic this month, because if I had to write a post on all of the products and samples I used up, this will literally take me 5 hours to write! I decided instead to only review the full size products, and I also took out the boring things like roll on deodorants/toothpaste/dental floss etc. I did do an empties video where I went through everything in my empties basket, so if you want to see all of the products I reviewed, you can see them below.



Listerine: I love Listerine, I even used to love the Listerine toothpaste back in the day when it was available. Listerine just tastes good, and it is really strong so it feels like it cleans really well. I don't often buy Listerine mouthwash because its like double the price of normal mouthwash, but I bought this one in Japan and it cost under $3 which is about half the price of what it costs in Australia. I have bought a couple of small Listerine bottles since I finished this. Repurchase: Yes

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish: This is a super thick cream cleanser that smells strongly of eucalyptus oil. I thought that this cleans really well, and the eucalyptus scent really helps to wake me up in the morning. I did like using this and I would love to buy it again, but it is hard to get in Australia so I probably won't track this down just yet. See my initial review here. Repurchase: Yes

Swisse Shampoo and Conditioner: I bought these when they were on sale for around $9 for the two. These are full of good ingredients and are parabin free etc. These work well, and smell really nice and lemongrassy fresh, but they aren't very luxurious feeling. If I wanted a more natural shampoo and conditioner in the future, I wouldn't have a problem buying these again, but at the moment I like products that feel like salon quality products, and these aren't like that at all. Repurchase: Maybe

Lynx Anarchy For Her: This is a really nice smelling body spray, but sadly it's not an anti-antiperspirant. It it was an anti-antiperspirant, I would have no issue buying this again... but don't use body spays because I prefer an anti-antiperspirant with a perfume. This also has pretty bulky packaging so I can't just throw this in my bag and use it to refresh myself during the day. I did love the scent though. Repurchase: No

Escada Marine Groove Moisturising Body Lotion: This was a thin body lotion that had a very strong scent to it. This is supposed to match the perfume, so of course it will be quite strong scented, but I did like the scent so it was all good. The lotion itself wasn't anything special, so I won't track this down, but if you love the Escada scents you would like this. Repurchase: No

Urban Rituelle Organic Hand and Body Wash: This was a nice hand wash, it was really thin and watery, but it smells really nice. The scent was a herbal earthy vanilla scent which both my boyfriend and I both really liked. I would repurchase this, but I don't like spending much money on hand wash and I think this is around $25. Repruchase: No, too expensive

Batiste Dry Shampoo in Tropical: I have been using Batiste dry shampoo for years, and I have two travel size cans under my sink. When I need to buy more, I might start trying other brands, just for curiosity's sake, but I would buy this again in the future. Repurchase: Yes, but not in the near future.

Nivea Visage Pure and Natural Facial Cleansing Wipes: I bought these for traveling, and normally I don't like using makeup wipes because they make me really lazy with my skin routine. I only buy the travel size Yes To Cucumber wipes for my bag, in case I need to go to the gym or something like that. So I wouldn't repurchase these, only because I don't generally use them, and because the Yes To Cucumber ones are much better... they are more expensive, but because I rarely use them so it doesn't bother me. Repurchase: No

Lush Shower Gel in Ponch: I love Lush shower gels, but this isn't my favorite scent. This is very fruity and smells a bit like alcohol, which is a little weird. I happily used this up, but I would prefer to buy other ones instead of this. Repurchase: Maybe

Invisible Zinc Environmental Skin Protector: This stuff is amazing! I will have to write a review on it soon. This is a sunscreen that acts as a barrier and protects from UVA and UVB, but most importantly, it works better than a sunscreen AND I can wear it under my makeup and it does not make me greasy! This costs $35, which is crazy, but it works soooo well and this will easily last me 6 months to a year if I only use this every other day (which is what I do). Repruchased: Already have

Bourjois Healthy Mix in shade 51: This was way too light for me, but I got it last winter when I wanted to lighten some of my summer foundations. I also found this in the Priceline bargain bin for $10. I really liked this, it has a nice medium coverage, it smells nice, it has a nice finish, and it works really well with every foundation that I mixed it with. I would consider buying this again in the future, but of course in a different shade. Repurchase: Yes.

Bourjois Healthy Balance Unifying Powder in the shade 52: I love this powder, and will definitely repurchase it when it is on sale again. This is a finely milled powder that gives great coverage. You do need to buy this in a shade lighter than your foundation because once it hits your foundation it darkens. This shade was perfect for me. Repurchase: Yes.

Lush Melting Snow Man Bath Melt: I love using things like Lush bath bombs when I am having a bath. This melt was really good because I find bath bombs to be too big, but this is much smaller and still makes your bath smell great and feel really creamy. These only come out at Christmas, but I would repurchase. Repurchase: Yes.



The above products are the products that are almost full but I am throwing them out. I am throwing them out because I never really used them and they have been sitting in my cupboard for about two years, or more. The only one that I have used and didn't like was the Formula 10.0.6 No Time To Shine Mask, which I think stings too much and is too harsh for my skin... the other four are products that I barely used and can't say what I thought of them.

So that's it for another month of empties. If my empties basket is this full again in July, I will seriously be concerned about how many products I churn through.

Have you tried any of these products?


I can't believe half of the year has gone! I can't wait to do my tax return so I can free up some more spending money :P

I loved a lot of products this month, but I decided to narrow this post down to the products that I consistently loved all month. I also did a video for my June favourites, and I mentioned a beauty fail and also some of my random favourites. If you want to check those out, then watch the video below, otherwise keep reading to learn more about my June beauty favourites!



Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 foundation : This is the stand out product of the month! I got this about three weeks ago, and I have been reaching for this pretty much every day. I have oily combination skin, and usually foundation either becomes quite oily after a few hours, or it starts to wear off my face. I love long lasting matte foundations because they tend to last the best on my skin. This foundation is a long lasting matte foundation that gives a medium-full coverage, and I can go all day without worrying about needing to powder this foundation, and it doesn't look cakey. I bought this on sale for around $13, but it is usually around $19-20 and it is much better than the much more expensive Estee Lauder Double Wear (which ends up looking cakey and also makes me break out), and also the Revlon Colour Stay (which doesn't provide as much coverage and ends up feeling quite tacky after a few hours). I recommend anyone who has oily skin.

Saucebox Single Eyeshadow in Oh La-La and Stila Custom Colour Blush in Self Adjusting Pink: I lump these into the same category because I have been loving bright pink blushes in general this month. I love these bright blue toned pink blushes in cooler months because they give a nice flush to the cheeks, and it really suits pale skin. The Stila blush is one of my all time favourite blushes, and I only recently bought the Saucebox eyeshadow (see review here). See swatches below
l-r Stila blush, Saucebox eyeshadow

Tigi Catwalk Session Series Hairspray: I have been really lazy with styling my hair this month, and generally all I like to do is wash my hair (or use dry shampoo) and then spray some hairspray to keep it from looking fluffy. Normally I'm not fussed about hairspray, but this one smells soooo good! It is like spraying a Brittney Spears perfume in your hair... which might not appeal to some people, but I personally love having hair that smells nice, so this is a great hairspray for me!

Nivea Pure Effect Clean Deeper Daily Face Scrub: This is a gel cleanser with a few exfoliating beads, and its designed for oily skin. What I love about this cleanser is that it cleans well, doesn't strip your skin, it isn't harsh, it smells really clean, and it is really affordable! A great basic cleaner!

One Skin System Vital Night Regenerate: Unlike the above skincare product, this one isn't as affordable. This costs around $80, but I bought it on sale for $20! This is an Australian organic skincare range, and this Night Regenerate is actually a night oil, which I apply under my moisturiser. This stuff smells really weird, like fresh cut parsley (which you get used to), but it works really well. Since using this, my skin is noticeably smoother and I have been having a really great skin month this month.

Korres Lip Butter in Jasmine: This is my all time favourite lip balm, and I use it before bed every night. It is nice and thick, really moisturising, and its smells really nice - like a soft caramel/toffee scent. The reason why this is in my favourites this month is because I have nearly finished this tub, and so I have been using this really sparingly because I will be heart broken when this finishes! I will need to buy a back up ASAP! I love this lip balm!

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Commander in Chic and Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in Brick Wall: These have been my go to nail polishes this month, as they are great for cooler weather. These suit the gloomy Melbourne weather, and looks great with jackets, beanies, scarves, and all those winter accessories. These are also great work appropriate shades. I bought both of these half price during the half price Chemist Warehouse sales.

So that's it! Another month down, and another month closer to Christmas *groan*

What were your favourites this month?

June 2013 Favourites

June 28, 2013



I can't believe half of the year has gone! I can't wait to do my tax return so I can free up some more spending money :P

I loved a lot of products this month, but I decided to narrow this post down to the products that I consistently loved all month. I also did a video for my June favourites, and I mentioned a beauty fail and also some of my random favourites. If you want to check those out, then watch the video below, otherwise keep reading to learn more about my June beauty favourites!



Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 foundation : This is the stand out product of the month! I got this about three weeks ago, and I have been reaching for this pretty much every day. I have oily combination skin, and usually foundation either becomes quite oily after a few hours, or it starts to wear off my face. I love long lasting matte foundations because they tend to last the best on my skin. This foundation is a long lasting matte foundation that gives a medium-full coverage, and I can go all day without worrying about needing to powder this foundation, and it doesn't look cakey. I bought this on sale for around $13, but it is usually around $19-20 and it is much better than the much more expensive Estee Lauder Double Wear (which ends up looking cakey and also makes me break out), and also the Revlon Colour Stay (which doesn't provide as much coverage and ends up feeling quite tacky after a few hours). I recommend anyone who has oily skin.

Saucebox Single Eyeshadow in Oh La-La and Stila Custom Colour Blush in Self Adjusting Pink: I lump these into the same category because I have been loving bright pink blushes in general this month. I love these bright blue toned pink blushes in cooler months because they give a nice flush to the cheeks, and it really suits pale skin. The Stila blush is one of my all time favourite blushes, and I only recently bought the Saucebox eyeshadow (see review here). See swatches below
l-r Stila blush, Saucebox eyeshadow

Tigi Catwalk Session Series Hairspray: I have been really lazy with styling my hair this month, and generally all I like to do is wash my hair (or use dry shampoo) and then spray some hairspray to keep it from looking fluffy. Normally I'm not fussed about hairspray, but this one smells soooo good! It is like spraying a Brittney Spears perfume in your hair... which might not appeal to some people, but I personally love having hair that smells nice, so this is a great hairspray for me!

Nivea Pure Effect Clean Deeper Daily Face Scrub: This is a gel cleanser with a few exfoliating beads, and its designed for oily skin. What I love about this cleanser is that it cleans well, doesn't strip your skin, it isn't harsh, it smells really clean, and it is really affordable! A great basic cleaner!

One Skin System Vital Night Regenerate: Unlike the above skincare product, this one isn't as affordable. This costs around $80, but I bought it on sale for $20! This is an Australian organic skincare range, and this Night Regenerate is actually a night oil, which I apply under my moisturiser. This stuff smells really weird, like fresh cut parsley (which you get used to), but it works really well. Since using this, my skin is noticeably smoother and I have been having a really great skin month this month.

Korres Lip Butter in Jasmine: This is my all time favourite lip balm, and I use it before bed every night. It is nice and thick, really moisturising, and its smells really nice - like a soft caramel/toffee scent. The reason why this is in my favourites this month is because I have nearly finished this tub, and so I have been using this really sparingly because I will be heart broken when this finishes! I will need to buy a back up ASAP! I love this lip balm!

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Commander in Chic and Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in Brick Wall: These have been my go to nail polishes this month, as they are great for cooler weather. These suit the gloomy Melbourne weather, and looks great with jackets, beanies, scarves, and all those winter accessories. These are also great work appropriate shades. I bought both of these half price during the half price Chemist Warehouse sales.

So that's it! Another month down, and another month closer to Christmas *groan*

What were your favourites this month?

I had no idea what photo to put with this tag... but whenever I think of the seven deadly sins, the first thing that comes to mind is the movie Se7en. Onto the tag!

I tagged myself to do this... so if you haven't been tagged (like me!), then I tag you!

1. GREED: What is your most inexpensive beauty item? What is your most expensive?
My most inexpensive beauty items would probably be any of the MUA £1 range. I bought a bunch of liners and powders etc when they were having 30% off and free shipping, so that makes each product around $1 each. Mind you, I hated their liners and their lip products, but I loved their pressed powder and eyebrow pencil.

My most expensive makeup product is the Tom Ford blush which costs $85 (see review here), but I did get it through a friend who had a discount. My most expensive skincare item is the Shu Uemura cleansing oil. I am nearly finished my first large bottle (which retails for around $110), and I have a backup that I bought from Japan for around $75.

2. WRATH: What beauty products do you have a love/hate relationship with? What product has been the hardest to get?
I have a love hate relationship with contouring, I love it when you get it right, but I often get it wrong. I tend to apply too much (which doesn't suit my face) because the lighting in my bathroom is pretty bad and I go from applying too little to applying too much! I also have a love/hate relationship with Illamasquas cream pigment in Hollow (see review here), because this is an amazing contour shade if you can get it right, but I haven't yet been able to find a brush that picks up enough product (it is a really firm cream product).

The products that have been the hardest to get are anything by Tarte. I have been wanting their blushes for aaaaages, but nowhere ships to Australia (except for ebay). I would also love to try Kat Von D makeup, which is also really hard to get.

3. GLUTTONY: What are your most delicious beauty products?
I can't stop smelling the Bourjois blushes when I use them... There is something about the scent that I love! Also my Korres Lip Butter in Jasmin has the BEST scent, it has a soft caramel toffee scent...mmmmm

4. SLOTH: What beauty product do you neglect, due to laziness?
Highlighter! I pretty much apply a full face of makeup each day, except for contour (because I am bad at applying it) and highlighter. I can apply highlighter well enough, but I go through stages where I apply it often, and then looong periods of time where I only apply it when I am going out. I have no excuses why I don't use it more often!

5. PRIDE: What beauty product gives you the most self confidence?
Probably a bright or bold lipstick. No matter how bad I feel or how little makeup I have on the rest of my face, I always feel that a bright lip makes me look like I have put effort into my look. I also think it makes it look like the messy hair or boring jeans and a t-shirt was a planned part of my look.

6. LUST: What attributes do you find most attractive in the opposite sex?
Strange question... I think it would have been better to ask what product I you have been lusting after!

To answer the proper question: humour and humbleness... arrogance is my most hated characteristic of any person, so I guess I like humble people.

To answer my question: I have been lusting after one of the YSL Glossy Stains, the Tarte blushes, the Lorac Pro Palette, and for skincare the Emma Hardy Cleansing Balm

7. ENVY: What items would you most like to receive as a gift?
A house! ...if the question is referring to beauty, then probably a perfume... because I can't justify buying new perfumes for myself since I have quite a few and they take ages to get through... and because they are generally pretty pricey!

7 Deadly Sins Tag

June 26, 2013


I had no idea what photo to put with this tag... but whenever I think of the seven deadly sins, the first thing that comes to mind is the movie Se7en. Onto the tag!

I tagged myself to do this... so if you haven't been tagged (like me!), then I tag you!

1. GREED: What is your most inexpensive beauty item? What is your most expensive?
My most inexpensive beauty items would probably be any of the MUA £1 range. I bought a bunch of liners and powders etc when they were having 30% off and free shipping, so that makes each product around $1 each. Mind you, I hated their liners and their lip products, but I loved their pressed powder and eyebrow pencil.

My most expensive makeup product is the Tom Ford blush which costs $85 (see review here), but I did get it through a friend who had a discount. My most expensive skincare item is the Shu Uemura cleansing oil. I am nearly finished my first large bottle (which retails for around $110), and I have a backup that I bought from Japan for around $75.

2. WRATH: What beauty products do you have a love/hate relationship with? What product has been the hardest to get?
I have a love hate relationship with contouring, I love it when you get it right, but I often get it wrong. I tend to apply too much (which doesn't suit my face) because the lighting in my bathroom is pretty bad and I go from applying too little to applying too much! I also have a love/hate relationship with Illamasquas cream pigment in Hollow (see review here), because this is an amazing contour shade if you can get it right, but I haven't yet been able to find a brush that picks up enough product (it is a really firm cream product).

The products that have been the hardest to get are anything by Tarte. I have been wanting their blushes for aaaaages, but nowhere ships to Australia (except for ebay). I would also love to try Kat Von D makeup, which is also really hard to get.

3. GLUTTONY: What are your most delicious beauty products?
I can't stop smelling the Bourjois blushes when I use them... There is something about the scent that I love! Also my Korres Lip Butter in Jasmin has the BEST scent, it has a soft caramel toffee scent...mmmmm

4. SLOTH: What beauty product do you neglect, due to laziness?
Highlighter! I pretty much apply a full face of makeup each day, except for contour (because I am bad at applying it) and highlighter. I can apply highlighter well enough, but I go through stages where I apply it often, and then looong periods of time where I only apply it when I am going out. I have no excuses why I don't use it more often!

5. PRIDE: What beauty product gives you the most self confidence?
Probably a bright or bold lipstick. No matter how bad I feel or how little makeup I have on the rest of my face, I always feel that a bright lip makes me look like I have put effort into my look. I also think it makes it look like the messy hair or boring jeans and a t-shirt was a planned part of my look.

6. LUST: What attributes do you find most attractive in the opposite sex?
Strange question... I think it would have been better to ask what product I you have been lusting after!

To answer the proper question: humour and humbleness... arrogance is my most hated characteristic of any person, so I guess I like humble people.

To answer my question: I have been lusting after one of the YSL Glossy Stains, the Tarte blushes, the Lorac Pro Palette, and for skincare the Emma Hardy Cleansing Balm

7. ENVY: What items would you most like to receive as a gift?
A house! ...if the question is referring to beauty, then probably a perfume... because I can't justify buying new perfumes for myself since I have quite a few and they take ages to get through... and because they are generally pretty pricey!

I bought this mini Revlon nail polish for about $7 while I was in Japan. I had heard a lot of good reviews of this Whimsical shade, and since it is not available in Australia, I was really happy that I found it. There was a lot of hype around this polish because it's a cheaper dupe for Deborah Lippmann's Glitter In The Air.


This is a very sheer milky light blue (almost grey toned) jelly base with light blue and light pink glitter (both large and small flecks).

One coat... meh
Two coats... eh
After FOUR coats!

This nail polish is hard work! It is so sheer that you need at least four coats to make it look ok. At four coats you can still see your nail underneath... and if you have stained nails, this looks hideous!
This reminds me of what it looks like when you are really cold and your nails go blue.


The overall effect can look really nice, and I like the concept, but I refuse to put more than four layers of one nail polish, so I think I will have to wear this over a opaque pastel shade when I use this next.

What do you guys think? Pretty and sparkly or dead fingers?

Revlon Whimsical....... meh

June 25, 2013


I bought this mini Revlon nail polish for about $7 while I was in Japan. I had heard a lot of good reviews of this Whimsical shade, and since it is not available in Australia, I was really happy that I found it. There was a lot of hype around this polish because it's a cheaper dupe for Deborah Lippmann's Glitter In The Air.


This is a very sheer milky light blue (almost grey toned) jelly base with light blue and light pink glitter (both large and small flecks).

One coat... meh
Two coats... eh
After FOUR coats!

This nail polish is hard work! It is so sheer that you need at least four coats to make it look ok. At four coats you can still see your nail underneath... and if you have stained nails, this looks hideous!
This reminds me of what it looks like when you are really cold and your nails go blue.


The overall effect can look really nice, and I like the concept, but I refuse to put more than four layers of one nail polish, so I think I will have to wear this over a opaque pastel shade when I use this next.

What do you guys think? Pretty and sparkly or dead fingers?

Aaaand the giveaway winner is.......

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congratulations Melissa!

Thanks to everyone who entered, and I will do another giveaway very soon :)

Clarisionic Giveaway Winner!


Aaaand the giveaway winner is.......

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congratulations Melissa!

Thanks to everyone who entered, and I will do another giveaway very soon :)

A couple of weeks ago I ordered a Saucebox single eyeshadow from Lipstick Republic. These retail for $8 but these are on sale from Lipstick Republic for $6 (also use the discount code RepublicVIBs for a further 10% off your order).  I love Saucebox eyeshadows (see my Creme de la Creme palette review here, and my Midnight Blossoms palette review here), and I thought it might be interesting trying to use one of their bright pink single shadows as a blush, because if it works well, then it would be really affordable way to buy a new blush.

I ended up ordering the Oh La-La shadow, which is their brightest pink shadow and it is supposed to be an affordable dupe for the Sugarpill Dollypop eyeshadow. Also Saucebox is vegan and cruelty free... in fact, Lipstick Republic only sell cruelty free products. I decided to take a risk on their brightest pink shadow because one of my all time favourite blushes is Stila Custom Color Blush in Pink, which is also a super bright shade. Note to self, review the Stila Custom Color Blush soon!


The container is a nice compact cardboard circular box. These shadows are actually really large, so it can easily be used as a blush. Normal eyeshadows contain around 1.5g or product, but these eyeshadows from Saucebox contain 4.9g of product. Below is an old photo from my Creme de la Creme palette review, and this is the size comparison with a MAC shadow.


The shadow is a very pigmented bright blue based pink. It is very smooth, super super pigmented, and very long lasting. The above photo is one swipe of the shadow!

Oh La-La swatch
Oh La-La light application with a blush brush

The first swatch photo above shows the boldness of the colour as an eyeshadow (it is intense!), and the second photo shows how it can be applied as a blush. I won't be using this as an eyeshadow, so I will only talk about using this as a blush. When I apply it as a blush, I very lightly tap my blush brush into the shadow, and then I blend it onto my cheek. You can also tap it on your hand first to remove some of the product, if you are worried about applying too much product to your cheeks. Since this product is so pigmented, it lasts longer than most other blushes, and since you need the tiniest amount, this eyeshadow will last me years and years.

I know this shade looks really crazy and won't be for everyone, but I love these bright blue based pink blushes for winter, so I am really glad I took the risk about tried out this eyeshadow as a blush. Also, I know there are heaps of people that love crazy bold eyeshadow colours, if you do, then I really recommend trying out Saucebox, because their shadows are amazing quality and they are really affordable!

Check out Saucebox at Lipstick Republic, or of course at the Saucebox website.

My new blush... the Saucebox Oh La-La Eyeshadow - swatches and review

June 24, 2013


A couple of weeks ago I ordered a Saucebox single eyeshadow from Lipstick Republic. These retail for $8 but these are on sale from Lipstick Republic for $6 (also use the discount code RepublicVIBs for a further 10% off your order).  I love Saucebox eyeshadows (see my Creme de la Creme palette review here, and my Midnight Blossoms palette review here), and I thought it might be interesting trying to use one of their bright pink single shadows as a blush, because if it works well, then it would be really affordable way to buy a new blush.

I ended up ordering the Oh La-La shadow, which is their brightest pink shadow and it is supposed to be an affordable dupe for the Sugarpill Dollypop eyeshadow. Also Saucebox is vegan and cruelty free... in fact, Lipstick Republic only sell cruelty free products. I decided to take a risk on their brightest pink shadow because one of my all time favourite blushes is Stila Custom Color Blush in Pink, which is also a super bright shade. Note to self, review the Stila Custom Color Blush soon!


The container is a nice compact cardboard circular box. These shadows are actually really large, so it can easily be used as a blush. Normal eyeshadows contain around 1.5g or product, but these eyeshadows from Saucebox contain 4.9g of product. Below is an old photo from my Creme de la Creme palette review, and this is the size comparison with a MAC shadow.


The shadow is a very pigmented bright blue based pink. It is very smooth, super super pigmented, and very long lasting. The above photo is one swipe of the shadow!

Oh La-La swatch
Oh La-La light application with a blush brush

The first swatch photo above shows the boldness of the colour as an eyeshadow (it is intense!), and the second photo shows how it can be applied as a blush. I won't be using this as an eyeshadow, so I will only talk about using this as a blush. When I apply it as a blush, I very lightly tap my blush brush into the shadow, and then I blend it onto my cheek. You can also tap it on your hand first to remove some of the product, if you are worried about applying too much product to your cheeks. Since this product is so pigmented, it lasts longer than most other blushes, and since you need the tiniest amount, this eyeshadow will last me years and years.

I know this shade looks really crazy and won't be for everyone, but I love these bright blue based pink blushes for winter, so I am really glad I took the risk about tried out this eyeshadow as a blush. Also, I know there are heaps of people that love crazy bold eyeshadow colours, if you do, then I really recommend trying out Saucebox, because their shadows are amazing quality and they are really affordable!

Check out Saucebox at Lipstick Republic, or of course at the Saucebox website.

I got home from worth this evening and had a shower, and I decided to use my cloth mask that I got in the Priceline skincare gift bag (see post here). I wasn't going to review this, but I was really impressed with the way the mask is designed so I decided to take some last minute photos... sorry about the poor lighting!

This is a cloth mask which is soaked in a gel like liquid that is supposed to hydrate the skin etc... My skin does feel quite nice and plump after using it, but I really wanted to show the shape of this mask! I normally don't like these types of masks because they end up falling off or the parts around the jaw and chin start coming loose from your face... not this one!


The above photos shows how to apply this mask. You apply it to your face and then you loop the holes, on the side of your mask, over your ears. After that you smooth out the long part at the bottom of the mask under your chin, and then loop those holes over your ears. This ends up holding the mask in place really firmly, and it also acts as a mask on your chin and jaw!

The mask after I removed it


I though this was a really smart design, and I would say that this is the only cloth mask that I have actually enjoyed using!

This is sold at Priceline and retails for $14.99 for a 3 pack, but they are currently one sale for $11.99.

SkinVitals Hydraflex Multi-Peptide Flex-Cloth Mask

June 22, 2013


I got home from worth this evening and had a shower, and I decided to use my cloth mask that I got in the Priceline skincare gift bag (see post here). I wasn't going to review this, but I was really impressed with the way the mask is designed so I decided to take some last minute photos... sorry about the poor lighting!

This is a cloth mask which is soaked in a gel like liquid that is supposed to hydrate the skin etc... My skin does feel quite nice and plump after using it, but I really wanted to show the shape of this mask! I normally don't like these types of masks because they end up falling off or the parts around the jaw and chin start coming loose from your face... not this one!


The above photos shows how to apply this mask. You apply it to your face and then you loop the holes, on the side of your mask, over your ears. After that you smooth out the long part at the bottom of the mask under your chin, and then loop those holes over your ears. This ends up holding the mask in place really firmly, and it also acts as a mask on your chin and jaw!

The mask after I removed it


I though this was a really smart design, and I would say that this is the only cloth mask that I have actually enjoyed using!

This is sold at Priceline and retails for $14.99 for a 3 pack, but they are currently one sale for $11.99.

I posted yesterday about the skincare gift bag that Priceline are giving away from the 20th-22nd of June in store and online... you can get it after the 22nd until stock runs out, so if a store has sold out then you're out of luck!


So the way you get this bag (that is valued over $220) is by spending $60 or more on skincare by the following brands (see photo below). I wasn't going to get this, but my friend got it yesterday and she was telling me how great it is, so I looked in my bathroom and realised that I do need body butter, a body scrub and makeup remover... that's a good enough reason to run out and spend $60 at Priceline right?!? I ended up also getting my friend a mosituriser and my Mum a cleanser, so I didn't have to spend the whole $60 on skincare for myself.

Click to see a larger photo

The above products are the products that I got in the bag. Look how many there are! I have only tried the Biore Combination Skin Balancing Cleanser, so this not a review it's just a list of the products that I got in the bag. I know some of the products vary from bag to bag, as far as I can tell the Puretopia product varies, the Nude By Nature product varies, the Nivea lip gloss type varies... and maybe the Formula 10.0.6 vaired between each bag.

The products I got are:

Avene Thermal Spring Water 50ml
Beauty Essentials Sorboline Cream 500ml
Sanctuary Spa Body Scrub
Swisspers Cucumber Facial Wipes 25 pack
Biore Comination Balancing Cleanser 200ml
Skinvitals Hydraflex Face/Visage Mask
Chapstick Ultra SPF30
Nude By Nature Super Antioxidant Foaming Cleanser 125ml
Puretopia Clay Mask 125ml
Palmer's Daily Calming Facial Lotion 100ml
Formula 10.0.6 Down To The Pores Strips 6 pack
Yes To Blueberries Travel Cleansing Towlettes 8 pack
Dove Visible Revitalising Beauty Lotion 250ml
Vaseline Dry Skin 400ml
Dermaflex Adult Eczema Repair Cream 100g
Nivea Lip Care Hydro Care
Palmer's Twin Pack Lip Balm
Dr Lewinn's Essential Bio Care Oil 100ml
Aveeno Positively Radiant Eye Illuminator 15ml
Palmer's Even Tone BB Cream 5ml sample
$5 off Avene coupon



This is what I bought to get the pack. The Lanolips products aren't included as part of the $60, but they were on sale :P I also bought a moisturiser by Dermaflex that I got for a friend.

I bought:

Palmer's Cocoa Body Scrub 200g
Aveeno Postitively Radiant Skin Brightening Daily Scrub 140g (for my Mum!)
Palmer's Cocoa Butter 400ml plus a bonus Palmer's Daily Calming Facial Lotion 100ml
Sanctuary Spa Hot Scrub 550g
Swisspers Aloe Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover 100ml
Nivea 3 in 1 Waterproof Make-up Remover
Lanolips Triple Buttermilk Body Balm 170ml (on sale for $5 down from $23.95!)
Lanolips Herbal Treatment Body Oil 60ml (on sale for $5 down from $18.95!)

Here is my video where I go through whats in the bag:




So that's it! No more skincare shopping for me for a year! Did you end up getting this gift bag too? 

I ended up getting the Priceline skincare gift bag!

June 21, 2013


I posted yesterday about the skincare gift bag that Priceline are giving away from the 20th-22nd of June in store and online... you can get it after the 22nd until stock runs out, so if a store has sold out then you're out of luck!


So the way you get this bag (that is valued over $220) is by spending $60 or more on skincare by the following brands (see photo below). I wasn't going to get this, but my friend got it yesterday and she was telling me how great it is, so I looked in my bathroom and realised that I do need body butter, a body scrub and makeup remover... that's a good enough reason to run out and spend $60 at Priceline right?!? I ended up also getting my friend a mosituriser and my Mum a cleanser, so I didn't have to spend the whole $60 on skincare for myself.

Click to see a larger photo

The above products are the products that I got in the bag. Look how many there are! I have only tried the Biore Combination Skin Balancing Cleanser, so this not a review it's just a list of the products that I got in the bag. I know some of the products vary from bag to bag, as far as I can tell the Puretopia product varies, the Nude By Nature product varies, the Nivea lip gloss type varies... and maybe the Formula 10.0.6 vaired between each bag.

The products I got are:

Avene Thermal Spring Water 50ml
Beauty Essentials Sorboline Cream 500ml
Sanctuary Spa Body Scrub
Swisspers Cucumber Facial Wipes 25 pack
Biore Comination Balancing Cleanser 200ml
Skinvitals Hydraflex Face/Visage Mask
Chapstick Ultra SPF30
Nude By Nature Super Antioxidant Foaming Cleanser 125ml
Puretopia Clay Mask 125ml
Palmer's Daily Calming Facial Lotion 100ml
Formula 10.0.6 Down To The Pores Strips 6 pack
Yes To Blueberries Travel Cleansing Towlettes 8 pack
Dove Visible Revitalising Beauty Lotion 250ml
Vaseline Dry Skin 400ml
Dermaflex Adult Eczema Repair Cream 100g
Nivea Lip Care Hydro Care
Palmer's Twin Pack Lip Balm
Dr Lewinn's Essential Bio Care Oil 100ml
Aveeno Positively Radiant Eye Illuminator 15ml
Palmer's Even Tone BB Cream 5ml sample
$5 off Avene coupon



This is what I bought to get the pack. The Lanolips products aren't included as part of the $60, but they were on sale :P I also bought a moisturiser by Dermaflex that I got for a friend.

I bought:

Palmer's Cocoa Body Scrub 200g
Aveeno Postitively Radiant Skin Brightening Daily Scrub 140g (for my Mum!)
Palmer's Cocoa Butter 400ml plus a bonus Palmer's Daily Calming Facial Lotion 100ml
Sanctuary Spa Hot Scrub 550g
Swisspers Aloe Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover 100ml
Nivea 3 in 1 Waterproof Make-up Remover
Lanolips Triple Buttermilk Body Balm 170ml (on sale for $5 down from $23.95!)
Lanolips Herbal Treatment Body Oil 60ml (on sale for $5 down from $18.95!)

Here is my video where I go through whats in the bag:




So that's it! No more skincare shopping for me for a year! Did you end up getting this gift bag too? 

A few weeks ago I was asked by Nick, from Salon Cosmetics, to sample some of ICON India range that they have currently launched. I have never heard of this brand before, but I love trying out new hair products, so of course I said yes! I was sent a travel size shampoo, conditioner, healing spray and the oil. These products are supposedly used by celebrities such as Penelope Cruz, Madonna and Avirl Lavigne... so they can't be too bad right?


These claim to combine the miracle of moringa (to add shine and strength), the essence of argan (to nourish) and the scent of amber (to evoke peace). I just want to say now that these smell AMAZING! Each of these products have the same Indian spicey amber scent, which I adore! It is the nicest scent to use on a cold Winter day if you want to feel cozy and warm. If you are the type of person who loved the idea of a spiced scented candle, then you will love these! If you aren't a big fan of warm amber scents, then you may not like these because they are pretty strongly scented. I personally would buy these just for the scent!

I love this range! The shampoo lathers really nicely and makes my hair really clean and volumised, the conditioner makes my hair really smooth. After I have washed my hair I spray the healing spray into my damp hair, which acts as a leave in conditioner, and then put some of the oil on my hands and I work it through my hair to add extra shine. I love hair oils, but I am quite picky with them because I hate oils that make my hair greasy. Luckily this oil absorbs really well and doesn't weigh my hair down!

l-r shampoo, conditioner, healing spray

I wanted to include a photo of the shampoo, the conditioner and the healing spray, because I was surprised to see that each product looks really different! You can also see from the photo above that the healing spray is actually a cream that you spray into damp hair and it works as a leave in conditioning treatment. It looks a bit strange that it is so thick, but it does spray quite evening into your hair, and then you comb in through.

I have been using this range for a few weeks now, and I look forward to washing my hair because my hair ends up feeling super clean, super soft and it smells amazing!

The full ICON India range contains a shampoo, a conditioner, a healing spray, an oil, a curl cream and a hair masque, and you can buy them all at Hair2Go. These products aren't the cheapest hair products, but on the Hair2Go website you can get some amazing packs! I am eying off the Duo Pack or the Discovery Pack! You can also get everything that I have mentioned in this review by buying the Travel Pack... I might get another one of these packs when I go traveling next!

Have you heard of this brand before, or have you tried any of their products? What did you think?

ICON India Shampoo, Conditioner, Healing Spray, and Oil review


A few weeks ago I was asked by Nick, from Salon Cosmetics, to sample some of ICON India range that they have currently launched. I have never heard of this brand before, but I love trying out new hair products, so of course I said yes! I was sent a travel size shampoo, conditioner, healing spray and the oil. These products are supposedly used by celebrities such as Penelope Cruz, Madonna and Avirl Lavigne... so they can't be too bad right?


These claim to combine the miracle of moringa (to add shine and strength), the essence of argan (to nourish) and the scent of amber (to evoke peace). I just want to say now that these smell AMAZING! Each of these products have the same Indian spicey amber scent, which I adore! It is the nicest scent to use on a cold Winter day if you want to feel cozy and warm. If you are the type of person who loved the idea of a spiced scented candle, then you will love these! If you aren't a big fan of warm amber scents, then you may not like these because they are pretty strongly scented. I personally would buy these just for the scent!

I love this range! The shampoo lathers really nicely and makes my hair really clean and volumised, the conditioner makes my hair really smooth. After I have washed my hair I spray the healing spray into my damp hair, which acts as a leave in conditioner, and then put some of the oil on my hands and I work it through my hair to add extra shine. I love hair oils, but I am quite picky with them because I hate oils that make my hair greasy. Luckily this oil absorbs really well and doesn't weigh my hair down!

l-r shampoo, conditioner, healing spray

I wanted to include a photo of the shampoo, the conditioner and the healing spray, because I was surprised to see that each product looks really different! You can also see from the photo above that the healing spray is actually a cream that you spray into damp hair and it works as a leave in conditioning treatment. It looks a bit strange that it is so thick, but it does spray quite evening into your hair, and then you comb in through.

I have been using this range for a few weeks now, and I look forward to washing my hair because my hair ends up feeling super clean, super soft and it smells amazing!

The full ICON India range contains a shampoo, a conditioner, a healing spray, an oil, a curl cream and a hair masque, and you can buy them all at Hair2Go. These products aren't the cheapest hair products, but on the Hair2Go website you can get some amazing packs! I am eying off the Duo Pack or the Discovery Pack! You can also get everything that I have mentioned in this review by buying the Travel Pack... I might get another one of these packs when I go traveling next!

Have you heard of this brand before, or have you tried any of their products? What did you think?


I was at the shops today and I saw this gift bag at Priceline. It is jam packed full of some great skincare, and I used a lot of self control to stop myself from buying $60 worth of products to get this bag... I am sure I will cave soon and go get it.

But I thought I should let you guys know about it! This is what the Priceline website says about this free gift:

Spend $60 or more in store or online in one transaction on Skincare across these brands to receive a FREE Skincare Gift Bag. VALUED AT OVER $220. HURRY! Available 20th-22nd June or while stocks last. Love your skin with this Free Gift. ACTUAL PRODUCT & SHADES MAY VARY FROM THOSE SHOWN.
Starts Today - Ends 01 Jul
 
The reason why I didn't jump at the offer was because I recently tidied up all the products under my skin, and I realised that I really don't need any more skincare...


Are you going to get this bag? What are you going to buy to get it?

Priceline skincare gift bag!

June 20, 2013


I was at the shops today and I saw this gift bag at Priceline. It is jam packed full of some great skincare, and I used a lot of self control to stop myself from buying $60 worth of products to get this bag... I am sure I will cave soon and go get it.

But I thought I should let you guys know about it! This is what the Priceline website says about this free gift:

Spend $60 or more in store or online in one transaction on Skincare across these brands to receive a FREE Skincare Gift Bag. VALUED AT OVER $220. HURRY! Available 20th-22nd June or while stocks last. Love your skin with this Free Gift. ACTUAL PRODUCT & SHADES MAY VARY FROM THOSE SHOWN.
Starts Today - Ends 01 Jul
 
The reason why I didn't jump at the offer was because I recently tidied up all the products under my skin, and I realised that I really don't need any more skincare...


Are you going to get this bag? What are you going to buy to get it?

I decided to try something a little whacky today. I love polka dot nails so I decided to use the Natio nail polish that I got in the June Bellabox to create a red and white nail look. I get my polka dot effect by using the Konad m79 plate (see my post about how nail stamping works), which is by far my most used Konad pattern. To make this a little more interesting, I decided to also add a bit of sparkle, and I  used the jewels from the Sportsgirl nail art pen to create a feature nail (see my post of this pen here). It didn't quite turn out as good as I had hoped, but from afar it looks pretty cool!


So to start off with, I will do a quick mini review of the Natio nail polish. This is an Australian brand, and this nail polish costs $9.95. This is in the shade Valentine, which is a sheer red shade that gives an almost "jelly" look to the nails. Since it isn't a white based opaque nail polish, then you do need two coats of this to build up the red shade, but this is easy to apply and doesn't apply streaky. What I love about this sheer red colour, is that it applies quite bright and vibrant, and would be a great red shade to wear in warmer weather.

Two coats of Natio Valentine

To create my nail look you mainly just need the products above. I also used a base coat, a top coat, and I used tweezers to apply the jewels. In the above photo I just showed what Konad plate I used for the design, but if you want to use the plate you will also need the stamper tool (der).... or you can just use a dotting tool.

To begin with you need to apply two coats of the red polish (over a base coat is preferred). I then used my Konad stamping tools to dot on the white pattern. If you don't have nail stamping tools or this particular plate, then you can use a dotting tool/toothpick dipped in white nail polish, but this stamping way is a bit quicker and gives a more even design. I used the Konad white nail polish because you need a very pigmented polish for stamping. Lastly I used the Sportsgirl nail art pen to squeeze a small amount of nail polish on each of the stamped dots on my feature nail (I did around 4 dots at a time), and with my tweezers I picked up a jewel and placed it on the dot. Lastly I applied a top coat to help keep it all in place.

Polka dot nail look using Natio Nail Colour in Valentine


I decided to try something a little whacky today. I love polka dot nails so I decided to use the Natio nail polish that I got in the June Bellabox to create a red and white nail look. I get my polka dot effect by using the Konad m79 plate (see my post about how nail stamping works), which is by far my most used Konad pattern. To make this a little more interesting, I decided to also add a bit of sparkle, and I  used the jewels from the Sportsgirl nail art pen to create a feature nail (see my post of this pen here). It didn't quite turn out as good as I had hoped, but from afar it looks pretty cool!


So to start off with, I will do a quick mini review of the Natio nail polish. This is an Australian brand, and this nail polish costs $9.95. This is in the shade Valentine, which is a sheer red shade that gives an almost "jelly" look to the nails. Since it isn't a white based opaque nail polish, then you do need two coats of this to build up the red shade, but this is easy to apply and doesn't apply streaky. What I love about this sheer red colour, is that it applies quite bright and vibrant, and would be a great red shade to wear in warmer weather.

Two coats of Natio Valentine

To create my nail look you mainly just need the products above. I also used a base coat, a top coat, and I used tweezers to apply the jewels. In the above photo I just showed what Konad plate I used for the design, but if you want to use the plate you will also need the stamper tool (der).... or you can just use a dotting tool.

To begin with you need to apply two coats of the red polish (over a base coat is preferred). I then used my Konad stamping tools to dot on the white pattern. If you don't have nail stamping tools or this particular plate, then you can use a dotting tool/toothpick dipped in white nail polish, but this stamping way is a bit quicker and gives a more even design. I used the Konad white nail polish because you need a very pigmented polish for stamping. Lastly I used the Sportsgirl nail art pen to squeeze a small amount of nail polish on each of the stamped dots on my feature nail (I did around 4 dots at a time), and with my tweezers I picked up a jewel and placed it on the dot. Lastly I applied a top coat to help keep it all in place.


Happy Bellabox day! After a meh Lust Have It box, I was instantly happy to see that this months Bellabox box was pretty heavy and full of goodies! If you are interested in joining Bellabox, this is a monthly subscription box that costs $15 per month and you can join up here.

Here is my opening video if you can't be bothered reading through this post!



The theme is Girls Night In... Girls Night Out, so I guess these are products to use for a night in, or to wear on a night out. I don't know if the "OR" at the top of the page means you get either one of the top two products, or if it means you get the Nuxe oil or the Sigma brush. I didn't get the Nuxe oil, but I was fine with that because I have a large bottle of it. Onto the products...


Streetstar Cosmetics Streetgloss Lip Gloss in the shade 102 - full size product: I know most people love lip glosses, so I am sure a lot of people will be loving this! My shade is a light sheer pink that has a lot of shimmer and glitter (see swatch below). This looks like a thick sticky gloss, but it surprisingly isn't sticky! It smells quiet fruity.


Emergin C Vitamin and Retinol Mask and Hyper-Vitalizer Cream - both 3ml samples: There are quite high end products, with the mask full size retailing for $65 and the cream retailing for a whopping $99. The mask is a clay mask that is supposed to remove dead skin cells, and the cream is an anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory moisturiser. I have heard good things about the mask, so as soon as I try them I will hopefully remember to add in a little review here. 

Toni and Guy Creative Texturising Glue - full size: The bottle says this can be used on long or short hair, but I am sure that a lot of people with long hair will groan when they see this. I personally am over the moon to get this, because I have short hair which isn't damaged, and most other hair products that I get in these boxes (besides shampoo and conditioner) don't really suit my hair needs. This is perfect for me because I do need to style my hair each day. If anyone doesn't like theirs, you can definitely give it to me! (or your boyfriend).

Natio Nail Colour in the shade Valentine - full size: I love nail polish, and this is a great bright shade that will suit anyone! This is a bonus product and this retails for $9.95, and this comes with a card that gives details for a nail competition where you can win one of three black diamond rings. I might enter that one!

Montagne Jeunesse Passion Peel Off Mask in Passion Flower and Pomegranate - 5ml trial size: This is the second mask of the box, but this one is a peel off mask. I love peel off masks and I love fruity scents, so I look forward to using this.

Brazilian Butterfly Assortment - seven sample sachets: Even though I hate sachets, I love the idea of being able to try a huge range of products from one brand. It's a great way of trying out a brand that I haven't ever used before!


Sigma Beauty Brush E05 - full size: I have always wanted to buy Sigma brushes, so this was an exciting find in the box.  This is an eyeliner brush, and this may encourage me to order some Sigma brushes!

Overall I loved this box! There are four full size items, and some great samples. I am also really happy to get a hair product that I will use on a daily basis. Well done Bellabox!
If you want to join Bellabox, you can join up here

Do you get Bellabox? What did you get in your box.
Also don't forget to enter my Clarisonic giveaway

Bellabox June 2013

June 19, 2013


Happy Bellabox day! After a meh Lust Have It box, I was instantly happy to see that this months Bellabox box was pretty heavy and full of goodies! If you are interested in joining Bellabox, this is a monthly subscription box that costs $15 per month and you can join up here.

Here is my opening video if you can't be bothered reading through this post!



The theme is Girls Night In... Girls Night Out, so I guess these are products to use for a night in, or to wear on a night out. I don't know if the "OR" at the top of the page means you get either one of the top two products, or if it means you get the Nuxe oil or the Sigma brush. I didn't get the Nuxe oil, but I was fine with that because I have a large bottle of it. Onto the products...


Streetstar Cosmetics Streetgloss Lip Gloss in the shade 102 - full size product: I know most people love lip glosses, so I am sure a lot of people will be loving this! My shade is a light sheer pink that has a lot of shimmer and glitter (see swatch below). This looks like a thick sticky gloss, but it surprisingly isn't sticky! It smells quiet fruity.


Emergin C Vitamin and Retinol Mask and Hyper-Vitalizer Cream - both 3ml samples: There are quite high end products, with the mask full size retailing for $65 and the cream retailing for a whopping $99. The mask is a clay mask that is supposed to remove dead skin cells, and the cream is an anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory moisturiser. I have heard good things about the mask, so as soon as I try them I will hopefully remember to add in a little review here. 

Toni and Guy Creative Texturising Glue - full size: The bottle says this can be used on long or short hair, but I am sure that a lot of people with long hair will groan when they see this. I personally am over the moon to get this, because I have short hair which isn't damaged, and most other hair products that I get in these boxes (besides shampoo and conditioner) don't really suit my hair needs. This is perfect for me because I do need to style my hair each day. If anyone doesn't like theirs, you can definitely give it to me! (or your boyfriend).

Natio Nail Colour in the shade Valentine - full size: I love nail polish, and this is a great bright shade that will suit anyone! This is a bonus product and this retails for $9.95, and this comes with a card that gives details for a nail competition where you can win one of three black diamond rings. I might enter that one!

Montagne Jeunesse Passion Peel Off Mask in Passion Flower and Pomegranate - 5ml trial size: This is the second mask of the box, but this one is a peel off mask. I love peel off masks and I love fruity scents, so I look forward to using this.

Brazilian Butterfly Assortment - seven sample sachets: Even though I hate sachets, I love the idea of being able to try a huge range of products from one brand. It's a great way of trying out a brand that I haven't ever used before!


Sigma Beauty Brush E05 - full size: I have always wanted to buy Sigma brushes, so this was an exciting find in the box.  This is an eyeliner brush, and this may encourage me to order some Sigma brushes!

Overall I loved this box! There are four full size items, and some great samples. I am also really happy to get a hair product that I will use on a daily basis. Well done Bellabox!
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