April 25, 2012

YSL Glossy Lip Stain Swatches & Mini Review

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3!! Oh my gosh! I am in LOVE with this stuff! I can not believe the lasting power, the vibrancy of the colour and just how beautiful the product is. The YSL Glossy Stain is a relatively new product and it took me awhile to get it because I was waiting for it to be available on Strawberrynet, but I ended up getting a voucher from work and so I splurged! I was meant to only get one as they are $50 here in Australia, and the voucher for for $50 but I couldn't help myself! 

I got the shades #9 & #15, one is a vibrant true red (definitely one of my favourite reds now!) and the other is a wearable, muted down blue based pink.
  • Amazing colours
  • Long lasting
  • Very comfortable and light on the lips - I know some people have said that it was sticky but to be honest, I don't find it that sticky and sometimes I forget that it's on my lips. It actually feels very watery when it is first applied which was a bit odd.
  • Very pigmented - The swatches below are 1 swipe of the product. 
  • The packaging is to die for!
  • Stays VERY glossy which I wasn't expecting
  • Love the application wand
  • Expensive - It is available at any YSL counter but it is $50 a pop
  • My lips may be a little sensitive to this because sometimes I get a weird drying feeling the day after if I use it a few days in a row

 (L-R (in sunlight): #9, #15)

 (L-R: #9, #15)

I can not rave about this product enough and I'm definitely going to buy some more shades when it starts being available on Strawberrynet because these are the bomb!!

Hope you're having a great day ladies! 


April 22, 2012

Laneige White Plus Renew Review - Eeeeek!!

Oh where do I start with thee... I really wanted to love this line, I really did, and I even stuck it out and used it for a few weeks but what it did to my skin, I can't even grasp how I could remotely tolerate it. Don't you girls worry, I've heard many success stories with this line, but it is just not for me. Sorry for the very ugly photo below but this is what my skin looks like at the moment. 

I've always prided myself to have nice skin and at the moment I can't even stand looking at myself, that's how bad it's gotten. I've never broken out like this ever in my life and actually have like 6 pimples at a time. This is the worst that my skin has looked, EVER. I usually do get the odd spot here and there, but ONLY and ONLY EVER on my chin, this has spread to under my nose, on my cheeks and on my forehead. This is has such a blow to me, and it's probably why I haven't done so many proper FOTD posts lately, because I hate having so much concealer/base make up on.

I'm not really too sure what particular ingredient within this particular line made me breakout like this and I'm still researching although I think it was just a case of it not agreeing with my skin. 

This product did smell nice and fresh but that's all as far as the positives. I didn't see any particular lightening or brightening effect but that may be due to the fact that I did only use it for a few weeks and this line needed more time to address the pigmentation issue. 

I'm just super bummed because this line wasn't exactly cheap and I wanted to love it so much but I couldn't :( At the moment I am ordering Mario Badescu products and am just waiting for that order to process because I HATE having terrible skin and this is just so bad (for me personally). My Purity cream cleanser also arrived today so I will start using that as well. I know I should count my lucky stars that I don't have skin as bad as other people but doing make up and looking presentable is part of my job so it's been really hard for me to deal with. 

And with that note... I hope all of you girls are well! I will do a post updating what my skin is like once I start using the Mario Badescu line! 


YSL Belle Du Jour Clutch

You are mine mine mine mine mineeeeee!

April 19, 2012

Work To Onesie

My onesie is one of the best purchases of my life! I purchased the Fluffy Pink Duck from Jumpinjammerz and it is AWESOME!! It got here super quick by FedEx as well, it only took a few days which I was very impressed about!

The best feeling in the world is getting changed into a onesie after a longggg day at work :)

April 18, 2012

Love Package

I am so lucky to have such a bf who has the loveliest mom! As you all know, my boyfriend and I do live in Australia but he is originally from America so his mom and dad are still there, because of this, I am very lucky that his mom sends us love packages all the time! We don't have Sephora or Ulta here so if I ever want anything I just get it shipped to their address and she'll forward it to me!

This time, she surprised me with lots of little goodies! (and also a few shirts for my bf and lots of chocolates!) I am in complete love with the Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips! I don't usually like shimmery bronzers and all that sort but this one I do like. It gives the nicest glow to your cheeks and the shimmer isn't too overbearing. 

Hope you are all well! <3

April 16, 2012

Behind The Scenes: MonsterAlphabets S/S 13 Lookbook Shoot

I did a lookbook for the amazing Sarah Watanabe for MonsterAlphabets the past weekend and oh my gosh, I fell in love with so many pieces!

Here are some behind the scene shots I took from my phone!

Designer - Sarah Watanabe for MonsterAlphabeta
Photographer - Shirin Carter for Ragdoll Photography
Lighting - Craig Williams for Craigmadephotos
Model - Steph Wood
Hair & Make Up - Me!

April 12, 2012

Princess Mimi Grey = <3

I forgot how nice grey lenses look with make up on! I just got these in my Honeycolor haul yesterday and I'm in love with it already!

April 9, 2012

FOTD: Bold Liner

Funnily enough, this look started out as a mistake, I made my liner a little too thick and it was just one of those days where it wasn't working out so the liner kept getting thicker and thicker! I do like the end effect though!

Bobbi Brown University Palette

You are finally mine!!! ($350 later :()

April 8, 2012

Quick OOTD: Movie Night!

I went to the movies tonight to American Pie Reunion and I loved it! I thought it was funny and ended the saga well :D

Top: Country Road
Pants: Jeggings from F21
Shoes: New Look
Bag: Burberry

Happy Easter everyone!!

April 6, 2012