Beauty

Friday Favourites: Candle, Cream and Cashmere (I wish…. about the cashmere)

Welcome to the second edition of Friday Favourites! This week I showcase four of my favourite things from the week that has gone (and also one from the week before….)

IMG_4868Art Deco Nail Polish in 152 and 84,  $18.99 ea from Farmers.
Was looking at getting some new nail polish in a shade that I don’t own (I own far too many pinks and reds! Some even pretty shockingly similar! o_O) and decided I really liked the OPI No Room For the Blues. Was taking a look-see at all the major affordable brands like Revlon, Chi Chi etc and they either didn’t have it or was a bit more than I wanted to spend… saw Art Deco and lo and behold, they were having a buy one, get the second half price! SOLD!! And here we are. Coming on Monday, I’ll be wearing and posting one of the shades. Really like the colours! More to come Monday!~ 😉

Kate’s Homewares Orange Burst 87mm Glass Candle, $3.99 from Pak N Save.
Suuuuch a bargain and smells sooo subtely good! It’s got about 1/3 of the candle left or maybe just under half as the candle wasn’t completely full. I really do like this one. And soo cheap too! Though it doesn’t quite last as long as my first candle that I got from Stevens (that lasted about a week with approx 6 hours burning each day) but that’s pretty reasonable for the amount you pay! Would really highly recommend this. They come in other scents too, which I may try just so can have pretty candle photos~

Blueberry Cotton Knit, $10and Glassons Coral Fluffy Knit, $29.99
Tis the cold wintry weather that requires knits and sweaters! Layering up is the way to go in this weather… picked up two (and thinking of more especially the $10 one in another one or two colours!) sweaters. As you can see, they are so very versatile! Expect to see an upcoming post on ways to style a sweater (from my closet) soon!

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Egoderm Cream, $8.99, Countdown (Pharmacy)
For the past week I have been itching like there’s no tomorrow and it was just unbearable. So, I went down to the pharmacy to see what’s available. I was originally going to get an Aloe Vera gel but then saw some actual anti-itch cream and well, bought the cheapest one. This other one was about $20 but that’s cos it’s a natural formula. If I had more income, would have possibly gone for that. This stuff is good. I apply it in the morning and for the next 4~5 hours I’m not itching… there is still some itching but not as hard core. Oh, there is a semi-strong medical smell upon application but does go away after applying it. I would definitely recommend this. 🙂

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Nivea Lip Butter in Raspberry Rose Review

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On my weekly grocery shopping, I picked up a new lip product from Countdown. It was on special and I just can’t resist stuff that are on special! It is usually $5.49 and is currently on special right now for $4. This is their new flavour and I just can’t say no to pink and raspberries!

The Verdict (aka. short version): I loved the smell in the tin, the rich formula in which I could use just before bed to combat the dry lips feeling in the morning. Though, because of the rich formula, it does feel a little heavy on the lips so probably something to keep in mind if you don’t enjoy that feeling.

First Impressions: It has a really lovely light scent and is a dream to use. It has no obvious colour other than what is in the tin. I’ve only used it a couple of times since purchasing it…. yesterday, so don’t have anything deep to say about it. But will definitely let you know after using it for a month or so. From the first use, it feels quite light on the lips and the scent is really mainly in the tin. Definitely a little goes a long way if you don’t enjoy that strong product feeling/build up on your lips.

I did happen to use it just before bed and in the morning, my lips felt very moisterized and was not dry. Not that it usually is because I use Maybelline Baby Lips in Antioxident Berry but I think with this Nivea Butter, it is much more moisterizing and I can definitely feel the difference! The website mentions that it leaves “a soft shine of color… and a silky gloss” on your lips but for me, I could only see the gloss. Not a biggie for me as I see it as something extra to make my lips not so dry~feeling.

Last Words: So it is somewhat a little heavy (as described on the website as a “rich formula” but not too much that you feel a difference. I think you would only feel a difference if you were constantly licking your lips or rubbing them together. I would like it a lot more if it were in stick form but the little tin is pretty cute and could be re-used when it’s finished!

Available in other flavours (Unscented, Caramel Cream and Vanilla and Macademia) at Countdown supermarkets and online here via Countdown online shopping.

L.A. Colours Liquid Liner Review

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Last week I went on a small make up shop at The Warehouse because for some reason I felt like playing with make up… possibly could have had something to do with completing 2 mystery shops and was feeling a little rich =_=

But anyways. I picked up a $5 liquid and pencil eye liner set from L.A. Colours to test out and to use the liquid liner for the first time to see if I liked it and such.

It took me a good couple of days to perfect a simple winged liner on my second eye of using liquid liner! It looks so very easy but is actually so hard! I now know and can definitely relate to how it can go oh-so-wrong and the little thought of “it’s okay, I can fix it with just a tiny little addition”… which turns out to be five million more “tiny additions” T____T

The Verdict (aka. short version): I would definitely recommend purchasing this, if only for the liquid liner. It lasts, easy to remove and really easy to use with its fine tip brush! More details and specifics below…

First Impressions: So. Onto the review of the actual product. I found the tip to be very easy to use although I had to trim off this little bit that was sticking out of the brush.. hopefully was just my one but after doing that, I really enjoyed using it, the fine tip brush was soft but not too soft that you couldn’t draw a good even line with it.  I found it to be useful to take off any excess product by touching the tip on the side of the tube how you would with nail polish or else I think you’d end up with too much product and therefore it wouldn’t give a clean smooth line. You can always dip it back in for more product if you need more, I think.

The longevity of the product was pretty good. If you don’t touch/rub your eye. I did and had to touch it up. Pretty easy to take off just a little tiny bit. I’m not sure how it would go down if you use setting powder but I’m just a casual and basic make up user so don’t use any of those products. By the end of the day (approx. 8 hours later), I found that the liner looked just as it was done 8 hours ago. Still perfect and dark in colour. As long as you don’t touch it during the day, but even if you do, it’s not a big deal to touch it back up. The thin tipped brush makes it easy to do so.

Oh, and nearly forgot! It was quite easy to remove, it wasn’t too hard or required any or much pulling though some bits didn’t want to leave, I found that a few swipes with make up remover on a cotton ball worked fine. (I used Maybelline  Clean Express Total Clean – review of that in another upcoming post~ :))

If you want to know further details or have questions, comment below.

I haven’t tested out the pencil yet but will definitely put up a post when I do 🙂

Retail Therapy

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I bought some stuff today. I shouldn’t with my little income but I wanted to play with some new make up today.. so in comes Warehouse! …where everyone gets a bargain! 🙂

All up it was less than $20 for 5 items! Thanks Warehouse for being sooo affordable!!

What I Bought…

  • L.A. Colours Liquid and Pencil Eye Liner in BC136 Black ~ felt like testing out liquid eyeliner… and this was cheap -$5! AMAZING!
  • L.A. Colours Bronzer in BBR441 Glowing ~ felt like trying some bronzer too
  • Purple Paper Scissors Rock notebook ~ hoping to start using it as a Bullet Journal or possibly a slight variation of it.
  • Revlon Retractable Face Brush ~ for use on the go

So, look out for some posts coming up in the next few days! ♡

 

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