Sunday, November 13, 2016

Australis fake eye-d limited edition holiday palette

Hi lovelies, today's post is on the new limited edition palette that Australis cosmetics brought out recently, I believe its for the holiday makeup, but I picked up this bad boy, in the 40% off sale last week at Priceline, it was something I wanted as I had seen it on their website and was like, I will break my eye shadow palette spending ban for this! and I did.

I was lucky in the fact that my Priceline store had this in stock at all, I picked up the last one, and was so happy. I took it home hoping it would perform well, and so far I am very happy with all of the 15 shades. The lightest ones in particular are actually great, they show up well on my pale arm!
 I believe the packaging is quite decent,if you have felt the Morphe palettes it feels better quality than that style of packaging. but there is no mirror. You get the names of the eye shadows written on the back. You get 15 different shades ranging from mattes, to shimmers and a couple of foiled eye shadows as well. Also the pigmentation on these shadows are very good, they feel soft and buttery too.

 These swatches are great because one swipe. no primer and all the colours actually show up the way they are meant to. Wearing on the eyes the eye shadows performed very well, didn't crease and lasted on my oily eye lids a good 10 hours, so I was pretty happy about that.The range of shades are also pretty unique for a drugstore palette, Earthy greens, taupes and a few pops of colour.
 Over all I'm rather happy with this palette and can't wait to try it out more! I think the price point of $25 is pretty good, considering the size of the pans and the quality over all. I also love Australis for being cruelty free and an affordable brand here in Australia. They have brought out some interesting things in the last few months.
have you brought this palette?


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Lush soaps Rockstar

Ah Lush, I do adore a good lush soap, sadly I can't use the bathbombs because I don't have a bath in my home *sobs* but I can use soaps and shower gels, yay! So on today's agenda is the Lush Rockstar soap.
 It may look like a pink rock, but that's because its Lush's one and only Rockstar soap! It smells so pretty and sweet, like a candy shop on overload! I love it it's been my go to soap for months, one of the few I'll actually keep repurchasing. Lush describes it as bubblegum, with a touch of Vanilla absolute, I love how its alost a musk lolly scent because that's what it reminds me of. As you guys might know by now, I am a huge sucker for pink, which is funny because when I was younger I loathed the colour! The soap is a very hydrating soap because it contains oils, and currently I am obsessed with oils! I use them on my face, my hair and I recently purchased one specifically for my body as well, you can say I'm a little bit addicted to oils.
 What it contains
Aqua, Propylene Glycol, Rapeseed oil, coconut oil, Sodoium Lauryl sulfates, Sodium Stearate, sodium hydroxide, Fragrance, Titanium Dioxide, Vanilla absolute, Glycerine, Sodium chloride, EDTA, tetrasodium editronate, Methyl Ionone, D&C Red no. 33

So as you can see its not all natural, but most soaps aren't because of the making process that soap is. If you haven't made soap, lets just say you need to be quite careful in the process (I have done a soap making class or two)

But this soap I didn't have any bad skin reactions to, as I have sensitive skin, I have to be careful of certain ingredients like fragrance, but this one I tried out and I had nothing bad to say about it! It perfumes my whole bathroom, and I love that! For an oily soap it lathers well and it doesn't take much product in one go to do so. I tend to cut a bit off and use that a couple of times and the rest keeps fresh, for longer.
 How to use it
I cut off a bit, and use it directly onto the skin, after the skin is moist (sorry I hate this word) rub gently, into a lather, rinse off. It leaves the skin highly perfumed for a little while after, and very moisturised.
I adore the scent, its not over powering but it does linger, and the soap is moisturising

it does contain sulphate and fragrance which you might not like to use

you can purchase the soap for your soaping pleasure, at lush for $6.95 per 100gram

Have you tried this soap?
what others are your favourites that I should try?


Friday, November 4, 2016

w7 Naughty Nine eye shadow palettes Bangkok nights and Midsummer Nights review

Raise your hand if your a fellow eye shadow hoarder!

Hello all, I'm Jess, and I'm an eye shadow palette addict, ok well a makeup addict in general, however my obsession has been for years, collecting eye shadow palettes, drugstore and highend, I want them all. But my bank account tells me I sadly can't have them all *sobs* but today I wanted to delve into two eye shadow palettes that are so affordable and that have really blown me away, they look great in any makeup collection/flatlay and I think I need to collect all of them, best of all they only cost $5 so I can! 

 W7 cosmetics have really upped their game in my opinion, recently I have been enjoying the w7 photoshoot foundation to the point I've nearly finished the bottle, which basically never happens! and I picked up two eye shadow palettes that caught my eye. The naughty nine palettes, which I believe are a dupe for the mac eye shadow 9 pan palettes, I can't say for sure as I don't own them but I have seen pictures and swatches. I have two palettes, I picked up Midsummer nights which is trending on so many levels because of all the warm toned palettes that are coming out right now, and I was literally blown away by the pigment, these swatches are one swipe, no primer, and in natural window lighting. I have worn them both on my eyes and they wear very well, no creasing and no fading, also very pigmented on the lids.
 So if you are wanting to delve into an affordable warm toned palette but can't afford the ones such as Huda beauty Rose gold addition then this one is for you. The packaging is a standard cheapish plastic casing but it is sturdy enough for travel, I took the midsummer nights one when I wen't house sitting and it travelled well in my makeup case. Would also be suitable for taking to work/school or as needed for touch ups.
 I actually fell in love with Bangkok nights purely on the taupe purples and mattes in this eye shadow palette. Similar shades I have seen in the Tarte in bloom palette when I was last in Sephora, and a heck if a lot cheaper.  I love in both palettes that you get a range of finishes, mattes, shimmers and glitters. The Bangkok nights has amazing shades ranging from purples to dusty pinks and plums so great to play around with and create so many looks
 I'm going to be purchasing more in this range, I think there's two more to collect so I may as well get them all I am intrigued in the Arabian nights palette as its mostly all earthy tones I believe, but these two spoke to me the most. I will be adding these palettes to my daily makeup bag, and with the size of the eye shadow pans themselves I think its really good value for the price.
Have you tried any of these at all? let me know! I highly suggest you go now to get them!


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Is the new Bath and body works worth it? shopping day in pictures and a vlog!

Hello all! I thought I would share with you my experience, checking out the new Chadstone shopping centre which reopened for the first time as of last week. I wen't with my friend Kiera and we had so much fun! Also at the end of it I will post my vlog about it so you can watch it, if you would like to! Be warned these are snapchat photos but they are still fun and capture the great time we had at the new complex. We checked out the new Sephora and Bath and body works, the Bath and Body works are so over priced in store, in our opinion, if you splurge on that then go you! but we still had lots of fun and laughs.

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It started out as a beautiful sunny day but not too warm which was lovely! travelling there by bus however took for ages and was not as lovely but we still entertained ourselves and had a good time.

 Travelling to Chadstone took forever but I loved seeing the Kfashion that was on the bus it was so cool.
Chadstone new section looks amazing!
 and interesting new fashion ugg heels!
 Of course you need a screaming reindeer from Daiso this cracked us up so much!

 The food we had was from Muffin break and it was actually really yummy and very fresh as well so check out Muffin break.

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my chadstone shopping vog

let me know if you check out the vlog! where have you been shopping lately?


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