Highlighter is such a guilty pleasure of mine. I often find myself with a cart full of highlighters and nothing else. You really do not have to talk me in to buying any highlighter and it wasn’t much different when it came to the Sleek Precious Metals Highlighting Palette. I had seen in reviewed so many times that I just had to get it!
Makeup Revolution is a great, inexpensive brand with many different products. I have been wanting to buy a million and one more things from them for a good while now and a sister brand of their’s Freedom Cosmetics has been tempting me as well. When they annoucned that all of their brands including their skincare and hair dyes ones were going to be available through one website I was so excited. TAM Beauty is the new website to purchase from and gets all of those brands in one place!
The last few weeks have been quite tough, I have been stuck at home watching bad romance movies and playing too much World of Warcraft. Yesterday I gave my hair a bit of a trim and treated my skin to a face mask or two and slapped on some makeup. I wanted to share with you my Makeup of the Day as I was quite pleased with how it turned out.
Not the most glamorous of faces, but not bad for my first face full in two weeks. I am really pleased with how well the my eye makeup turned out, the eye shadows really made my green eyes pop and Miss Manga Mascara is really growing on me, look at the my eyelashes.
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How has your last few weeks been? What have you been wearing on your face?
Its December!! *dances* I am so excited for Christmas. I get to see all my family, dish out presents and I even have holidays!
November disappeared, but even though I did not get many posts out I have been trying out quite a few products for the last month and can’t wait to share them with you 🙂
Back, Left to Right: Essence All Day Concealer, Maybelline Brow Drama, Simple Micellar Water and Manuka Doctor Hair Mask.
Front Row, Left to Right: Art Deco Magic Fix, Face Shop I Make You Brighter and Essence Lip Liner.
This stuff is great!! I use the mask about 1-2 times a week and my hair really looks good. When I still had some dry, damaged bits on my hair it really helped to hide the appearance of them. Now that my hair is shorter it still does a great job of making my hair soft and more manageable. It seems to be coaxing some life into my poor tired hair and it seems to be growing quicker. The mask is thick, but massages into your hair with ease. I would love to get more of it.
Essence Lip Liner in Transparent:
– $2.50 NZD
– Available from Price Wise Direct(NZ), Farmers(NZ), Kosmetik4Less (int)
The concept of clear lip liners is not a new one to me, I have used Model Co one for years. I just wanted to try one that was cheaper and easier to get my hands on. I used the liner before I applied my lipstick as well as afterwards to help smooth out edges. It worked better than I would have thought to stop lipstick bleeding or feathering and to keep those crisp lines for longer. I enjoy using clear liners more as I have a heap of lipstick, some in colours that you can never find liners to match *cough* green *cough* There is a lot of product and I have still not had to sharpen it, so in the far future when I eventually use it all up, yes I would get it again.
Simple Kind To Skin Micellar Water:
– $11.99 NZD
– Available at Countdown (NZ), The Warehouse (NZ), Pak N Save (NZ),
I had heard great things about this Micellar Water, heard that it was better than the famous Garnier one, but for me it was just ok. I feel like Garnier worked better for me. It doesn’t irritate my skin or anything like that and it removes my makeup well enough, but I feel like I’ve used better. If there was no others left and I needed some I would buy it because it does do the trick.
I would like to try Nivea and Loreal’s Micellar water next and Garnier’s Micellar wipes.
Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara in Dark Brown:– Website
– $15.00 NZD
– Available from Farmers (NZ), The Warehouse (NZ), Life Pharmacy (NZ), Beauty Bliss website (NZ), Makeup.co.nz website (NZ), Price Line (AU), Ulta (US), Boots (UK)
I have been filling my brows in for a good wee while now, I feel like I went from nothing to full drawn on really quick, so thought I would give then in between step of eyebrow mascaras a go. Its not bad, something I think I will use when I am going for a lighter look or a easy day at home. It is also pretty good to help set my brows if I am just using powder to fill them in. Application could have been a little easier, the brush was not the easiest. The brush had a ball of bristles at the bottom, which was quite unwieldy.
I don’t think I will replace this, I will try something else.
Essence Stay All Day 16 Hour Long Lasting Concealer in 20 Soft Beige:
– $5.65 NZD
– Available from Price Wise Direct(NZ), Farmers(NZ), Kosmetik4Less (int)
Essence is a great brand if you have a smaller budget, but would still like to have good quality makeup. The colour matched me perfectly and blended in perfectly, coverage was pretty good and did last all day. It was not super amazing or super bad, just good. I would definitely get again.
Art Deco Magic Fix:
– Available from Price Wise Direct (NZ), Farmers (NZ)
Along with the clear liners I use I also use lipstick sealers to help keep my lipstick where it is meant to be. Magic Fix is designed to stop your lipstick from coming off on things and help it last longer. I found this was better for my lipsticks that had a tendency to wear off within hours of applying it or bleed something chronic. If you are sold on keeping your lipstick glossy I would not recommend putting this on top, it does have a tendency to matte your lipstick a bit. I use this more for when I am going out and will not be able to bring my lipstick or a lipstick I adore but gives me toruble. I do not use this for every day lipstick wear as I do get a chance to reapply my lipstick at work. This is great to have and I will be getting myself some more.
This was actually a clear liquid when I got it, but because you use the brush to apply the product it slowly made it go pinky coloured. If you are just starting to use yours wipe the brush after every use to try and keep it from changing colour. From what I can tell it does not tint the lipstick you have on.
The Face Shop Lovely me:ex I Make You Brighter Highlighter in Pink Glow:
– $15.00 NZD
– Face Shop (NZ)
I stumbled across Face Shop last time I was out shopping down Queen Street and I have such a weak spot for highlighters. The packaging is cute (but a little hard to open :/) and the colour is gorgeous. It looks awesome on and blends in very well without looking like I fell glitter. I want to go back for the gold toned one!
What have you been trying out? Have you tried any of these products?
❤ Miss T
September is over and October is already upon us. I am already receiving emails about Christmas packs and themed products and it is a little sad. where has the year gone to? Oh well at least this means my semester will be over and done with soon XD
This month’s round up is here and very long, I am quite pleased with the track record of these products, they were all wins for me. Lets have a look.
“Straight Up is mixed to help control oil production and breakouts”
In lasts month’s round up I talked about fighting oil with oil and how strangely it works and here is another product to help with that. I tried using it in the morning, but I still found that I had to wait a little bit before putting my makeup on and sometimes I just don’t have time for that. So I moved to using it at night and the worked perfectly.
My skin looked good after a few weeks of using it regularly and I found that I was less inclined to get blemishes and if I did they did not last long. I would be really interested in giving this a go using the massage oil in and scrub off method to see how it works.
Would I replace this? Yes! I really like that it is created with sensitive skin in mind, but also fights oily skin and fights blemishes. It is not one of the cheaper oils, but the pump means you don’t get too much coming out which means there is not waste, it lasts for ages and you don’t over saturate your skin. I enjoyed the feel of it on my skin and the results it gave me.
Weleda Skin Food:
– Sent for Review
– $13.90 NZD (30ml)
– $22.90 NZD (75ml)
– Full list of retailers available here , Spotted at Unichem (NZ) and International Shipping available through website.
“Weleda Skin Food’s unique formulation combines 100 percent natural (NATRUE certified) skin-rewarding ingredients that have been designed specifically to instantly soothe, restore and protect all skin types with deep nourishment and intensive hydration.”
When this little tube turned up on my desk my first thought was “but what does it do?” and then the lovely people who sent it to me gave me a list of some of the things it did; helps heal slow healing wounds, protect hands from winter, restore dry/sore hands, use as a primer, nail care, skin care. I used it on my hands and feet and it felt really good going on, I felt my poor dry hands and feet being soothed right away. I usually use this just before I go to bed so I don’t wash or wear it off and I felt as thought my hands and feet looked and felt better the next day. Regular use meant all those dry scaly bits disappeared and my skin looked good, now to just remember to do it regular, I am so bad at remembering.
The cream was really thick so I don’t think you could use it as an all over lotion, but I think it is meant for more spot treatment.
Would I replace this? Yes! It fits well into my hand bag and works so well. I would love one for work and one for home and with the two different sizes there is always the perfect size. I had good results and enjoyed using it!
I have been using this for so long that I almost forgot what my skin was like before this. I feel like my skin looks and feels great and has had such huge improvements while using this moisturiser. I use this mainly in the mornings and every other night when I am not using one of my oils, this works really well as it sits underneath my makeup perfectly. It soaks in very quickly and leaves my skin feeling soft and ready for the day. Despite what I have had to eat or the amount of sleep I have had for the last week, my skin doesn’t seem to take as much of a knock while I am using this. I’m currently sitting here feeling my face and I feel as though it feels good! I even think the few lines I have started to get (-_-) are looking better!
Would I replace this? YES! I am going to swim in this!!
MAC False Lashes Extreme Black Mascara
– $22.00 USD
– Available from MAC website (US) or MAC in store (International)
Dammit MAC! I made a purchase a month a go and was able to choose a free sample and this was it. Now I need it, I need it so much. It looks great on my lashes, it makes them so dark and full without clumping. It also applies really easy and the brush is just perfect T_T Why did I do this to myself?
Tresemme Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo
– $14.50 NZD
– Available from Countdown (NZ), Life Pharmacy (NZ), Pak N Save (NZ), The Warehouse (NZ) Chemist Warehouse (International)
I have used an older version of Tresemme’s dry shampoo for ages and have always sworn about it, suddenly it became hard to find and now I know why. An even better one came out. For quite a few years now I have been part of that crazy group that tries to wash their hair only two to three times a week. It took a long time before my hair looked any good, but I am never going back. Dry Shampoo was really my savior when I first started out.
I don’t have to use dry shampoo as much any more, but sometimes you just need a bit to help your hair in the morning. Tresemme’s dry shampoo works really well for me, it makes my hair look less greasy and helps give it some volume back. I can get quite oily and lank hair if I am careful so this is best for me. I would not personally use this more than once before washing my hair. I usually use this on day three when I am pushing it out between washes. It does whiten your hair a little bit, even when you brush it out. This doesn’t look too bad if you have lighter hair.
Its really inexpensive and a good product, that is easy to find, I would buy it again.
Maybelline Touch of Light Luminizing Face Glow
– $8.00 NZD
– No longer available in stores, but you can find it on ebay and makeup clearance stores like buymemakeup.com
T_T I didn’t know this was discontinued till I fell in love with it. So if you can get your hands on it get a tube or two! Its a really nice subtle, liquid, golden highlighter. It blends in very well and looks best over liquid foundation. I would love to get more, but I think I will just have to live with the two tubes I have XD I can’t be the only one who has fallen in love with something discontinued right?
Thanks for reading!
❤ Miss T
How is it going? I have had a busy week with work projects and study research proposals being handed in, but I feel like I am up to date finally! Now I have the weekend to take photos and prepare more blog posts! Yay!
Today I went out for brunch and shopping with my BFF, which resulted in me coming home with a wishlist a mile long. I was strong and purchased nothing but food and coffee. So I thought I would share with you my current wishlist. Some of the things on it are new and some of them have been on it a while. So take a look!
Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara
– $14.95 NZD
– Available from Ulta (US) makeup.co.nz (NZ), Farmers (NZ)
I am all about the brows and making sure they look perfect, this looks as though it promises to make life easy. I also love being able to give it a go and it not cost me and arm and a leg.
Rimmel London Kate Moss Dare to Go Bare Collection
– Available from Superdrug (UK) Feel Unique (Almost Worldwide), Farmers (NZ)
Nuuuuude lipstick! :3 Also the tubes look very cute! 42 and 48 look right up my alley.
L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24Hr Matte Foundation
– $39.99 NZD
– Available from Farmers (NZ), Life Pharmacy (NZ), Ulta (US)
I have seen this foundation every where and I just want to give it a go, but the colour I want is always out of stock. T_T please give a chance NZ girls.
Australis Matte Me Lip Mattifier Stick
– $13.95 AUD
– Available from Farmers (NZ) or Australis Website (International)
I am just so curious to see if this works. I have some great colours that I would love to see if I could rock them matte as well. It would mean I could wear all those lipsticks in so many more ways.
Sleek Precious Metals Highlighting Palette
– $14.00 USD
– Available from Sleek (International), Kosmetik 4 Less (International)
I love highlighters and these look so pretty! It has been forever since I purchased Sleek products, but I have always had such good luck with them.
Color Club Oil Slick Collection
– $10.00 USD
– Available from Color Club website (US, UK), head 2 toe beauty (International)
This whole entire collection, I just need it all! Who does not love a good multichrome??
MAC Lipstick Men Love Mystery
– $17.00 USD
– Available from MAC website (US)
Oh man, I saw this in store today and swatched it on my hand. I loved it so much that I could not try it on my lips, I knew I would purchase it. Its just so pretty :3
Makeup Revolution Salvation Palette Give Them Nightmares
– $6.00 GBP
– Available from Makeup Revolution website (International), Kosmetik 4 Less (International)
I have had my eye on this for such a long time, I just love all of those colours. I feel like I need to coax some of my friends into a group buy to get this in my life soon.
So anything from my list also appear on yours? Have I enabled you to go shopping *wiggles eyebrows* Hopefully I get to add these pretties to my collection soon and then blog about them :3
Thanks for stopping by!
❤ Miss T
I saved one of my biggest lemmings for the first review of 2015. MAC’s Pearlmatte Face Powder in Flatter me from the Archie’s Girls Collection.
I am a huge MAC fan, but the collection that started it for me was the Archie’s Girls Collection, which came out in 2013. It of course quickly sold out because it was awesome and in super cute, limited edition packaging. I managed to score Ronnie Red lipstick and the limited edition packaging of Black Swan. I also was lucky enough to find the last tube of Strawberry Malt lip glass in Auckland.
The cute pearl matte face powders with hearts in the powder were something I desperately wanted, but could not find for the life of me. It was only in the last few months I found them in a MAC facebook group I am in for sale. I bought Flatter Me first, because it was my favourite and I now have Veronica’s Blush on the way soon.
So lets see just how amazing it is.
Good Evening Lovelies,
How has your weekend been? Mine has been a little underwhelming, still sick and I have had enough hmph! Though I finally have for you the last product from my Makeup Revolution Haul, the Goddess of Love Highlighter from the Blushing Hearts range. I also may have ordered a few more things this weekend while they had free shopping :3 Read more
How has your week been so far? Mine has been pretty good, looking forward to that weekend already though. M.A.C’s Kelly and Sharon Osbourne collections finally released in New Zealand this week so I managed to score the Kelly Yum Yum, Dodgy Girl lipsticks and the Peaches and Cream blush. So excited to get those swatched for you.