Friday, 27 April 2012

Model co lip duo & freebies for you (aus only)

I was purging my make up drawer when I came across this model co's "the ultimate lip duo essentials" which is basically a lipstick on one end and gloss on the other. It was a freebie with a magazine, thought I might as well give it a shot because I love the novelty factor. The colour was so natural on me that I couldn't let this one go. 

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

20-25% off selected picture polish ranges

Till 27th April, picture polish will be having a 25% off sale on their Ozotic Multi Chromatic, Elytra, Mish Mash, Holographic & High Impact Holograhic shades! While $20 off for their new opulence range. Only for Australian dearies and no international orders will be taken during this time. 

So ladies down under, what are you getting? I'm going for the ozotics holographics :)

See you soon,

p.s hope you had a good break for ANZAC day and remembered those Australian and New Zealand soldiers who fought for our beautiful country. 

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Etude house shini star bb lotion review

Etude House Shini Star limited edition range was promoted by Korean boyband Shinee (You can say they are the one direction of Korea) in late 2011/early 2012. I bought the tinted lip balms which you can peruse here and 2 more colours are still up for review. 

Being a sucker for Shinee and bb cream, I had to try out their Shini Star bb lotion. The BB lotion claims to promote moisture and brigthen the skin to enhance the natural complexion. The use of oatmeal formula soothes, softens and promotes healthy tissue growth.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Clinique Mascara Exchange (Australia).

Dearies, letting you know that Clinique in selected David Jones and Myers across Australia is holding a Mascara Exchange till the end of April. I ran to my mum's make up drawer and grabbed two random branded, absolutely unusable mascaras (she likes to keep them...) and dragged my mother to our nearest Myer. 

We had two available choices out of clinique's high impact and high lengths. It is a sample size of 3.5ml and lasts 6 months of use after opening. Click here to find which stores are holding the Mascara Exchange. 

So who is going to run down to clinique's counter tomorrow? 

thrifty lashes,

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Chanel Peridot & Dupes

Well that's one off the wishlist. I have been obsessed with this colour because it reminded me of gold metallic nail foils. I was lucky enough to get this off Polish Haven's blog sale. Kristy was an absolute sweet heart who gave me a freebie nail polish and mints. Peridot (531) is a duochrome green and gold from Chanel's 2011 Fall polish line. It is one of the most unique nail colours I have ever seen but it makes me feel like a swamp monster or a gladiator. Sexy, I know.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Blog Sale update - starting from $1

Crazy prices on items, ladies and gents. Trying to find my pre-loved and unused items a new home. 
take care of them dearies! *sniff*

[insert witty saying],

Saturday, 14 April 2012

The Revlon Conspiracy: Where is Revlon NOT on sale?

[L-R] lip butters: peach parfait & strawberry shortcake
 nails : sheer blossom, lilac pastelle & cloud

Good day Dearies,

I picked up some revlon products from the "Buy One, Get One Free" (BOGOF) promotion for Revlon lips and nails range currently at priceline till the 23rd April. Except for cloud, I got that at Gloss for $4.95. Finally, this promotion makes the revlon lip butters much more affordable and lessens the rage I have for overpriced cosmetics down under. If you purchase $60 on selected brands at priceline you get a massive beauty bag of goodies for free. My wallet thanked me however for deciding to stop at 2 lip butters and nail polishes.

I strolled around for a while and noticed some sort of Revlon conspiracy. Everywhere I looked Revlon was on sale or it could be sale season. Here's the deals :
  • Target $5 off lip and nails range ( Ends 18/4)
  • Myer $8.95 nail polishes & BOGOF skincare (Ends 29/4)
  • David Jones ~25-30% off selected ranges (Saw this at my DJs, not sure when it ends)
  • K Mart $8 off colour stay range (Ends 18/4)

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Wonders of bb cream - my ramblings

[click image to enlarge] my bare skin vs. etude shini star bb lotion 

Blemish Balm (BB) cream is described as a multi purpose product which claims to be have skincare properties while being a cosmetic product. You can read more about it here in Labmuffin's post.

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Chanel's Peridot Nail Polish $15 on ozsale

Hey Dearies,

I just got Peridot off Kristy's blog sale but I couldn't keep this bargain to myself, ozsale is selling it online for $15 (RRP $39AUD at Myers/David Jones) with shipping at a flat rate of $11 in Australia. Sale ends on Monday 9th of April.

 If you haven't joined ozsale just click the link here, joining is free. By clicking the link it means I referred a friend and will recieve $10 from ozsale for your first purchase. There's no cost to you, so help a nana out but of course, no pressure. I'll still <3 you if you don't click it.

There's a couple of Chanel blushes, lipsticks and foundations on ozsale at the moment. Plus some other designer make up and skin care brands such as Shiseido, Lancome and Estee Lauder and ending Monday too.

Chanel's Peridot swatches coming soon :)

Happy Easter,


Friday, 6 April 2012

Battle of the sheer lippie. Fight!

L'oreal Nutrishine|Dior addict|Revlon Lip butter

Sheer lipsticks are a great way to look polished even when you are having one of those bummer days. 
An easy look for summer and spring. Doesn't require constant check up and easy to apply without a mirror. These lipsticks are the love child of lipsticks, lip glosses and lip balms.
 Don't ask me how that works. 

Who would be the champion in this lipstick jungle?!

Contender one : L'oreal Nutrishine in FR102 Shiny Grapefruit
shimmery pink with coral undertones
3.5g, RRP $22AUD, contains Royal Jelly and Shea Butter

Contender two: Dior Addict in 465 Singuliere
pale pink
3.5g, RRP $49AUD
less wax than a normal lipstick and a reflecting gel

Contender three: Revlon lip butter in 050 Berry Smoothie
medium pink/plum
2.55g, RRP $22AUD
contains Shea, Mango and Coconut butter

3,2,1 ......Fight!

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Nail Polish Sale in Myer & ....(Australia)

Myer has started their mid season sale today till the end of April. Some good beauty bargains on nail polish I found:
  • Revlon enamels $8.95 all range not just selected colours. Some discounted ones at $4
  • Chi chi products 50% off 2nd item. Their large nail polishes 15ml for ~$12, 10ml for $5.
  • Natio products 50% off 2nd item. They have minis and large nail polishes for around the same price as chi chi. 
  • Essie nail polish 25% off not including gift packs (RRP $18)
  • I found some Essie resort mini cubes clearanced for $10 in Perth

Target (Carousel, Perth)
  • Sally Hansen 25% off range
  • Chi Chi products 25% off range
Are you proud of me? I didn't get anything from the sale. I was struggling not to get myself some revlon nail polishes. I might get starry pink if I find it on sale at another Myer. (ssshhhhh! don't judge me :] )
Chi Chi nail polishes are quite decent in quality, I would try out the 10ml ones for $5 if you are new to the range.