Kosmetik 4 Less Haul

Kosmetik 4 Less Haul

Good Morning!

PARCELS!!

Some of my before Christmas and Boxing Day orders are starting to arrive. Parcels everywhere! *frolics through parcels*

I wanted to share my parcel from Kosmetik4less.de, as they are a website I have only just discovered. They have a selection of brands including: essence, Catrice, W7 and Makeup Revolution. They are one of the few reliable places I have found Essence for sale.

06-01-2015 K4L Haul BoxThe box came all nicely cushioned with air cushion thingies and tissue paper. They also included a cute paper bag. I ordered just before Christmas so I had no hope that it would arrive before Christmas, but shipping was about three weeks from Germany to New Zealand during the holiday period. I am quite impressed.

Their website is available in both English and German, so don’t worry about trying to find your way. Some of my confirmation emails were in German though, so just run them through translate.

Here is what I purchased.06-01-2015 K4L HaulAll the essence! Which I will be reviewing soon for you all 🙂 All of it is from recent trend editions, which despite NZ having stands we don’t keep up to date with trend edition *sob* So I am so glad I found Kosmetik4Less :3

I will definitely be using Kosmetik4Less again, their prices are really good, shipping is not too expensive and arrives in a timely manner. Make sure you check em out!

❤ MaSucree

Plantae Vanilla Bean Day Cream

Plantae Vanilla Bean Day Cream

Hello Everyone!

Christmas started early for me. I have been sent some awesome goodies to review. Today’s post is about the Plantae Vanilla Bean Day Cream.

I have never heard of Plantae before it turned up in my letter box, so I did some investigating. Plantae is a New Zealand company who’s whole entire range is certified organic. They have several collections, Flower Power, Lush Leaves and Berry Bliss.

Plantae Vanilla Bean Day CreamThe Vanilla Bean Day Cream is from the Flower Power collection. According to the website the day cream helps to Balance & Brighten and is recommended for Normal to Combination Skin.

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Max Factor Whipped Cream Foundation in 50 Natural

Max Factor Whipped Cream Foundation in 50 Natural

Hello!

How has your week been? My mine has been pretty quite.I have a few posts lined up for you. Today’s one is about the foundation I have been using the last few months.

So in recent months I have had to be a bit tighter on my budget and I haven’t been able to replace my foundation with my usual MAC one. I went out shopping looking for a reasonably priced medium coverage foundation that could get me through the months until I could afford MAC again. I’m not saying nothing else isn’t as good or I am snobbing things just because they are not MAC, but I just really love my MAC foundation that much.

I purchased Max Factor’s new whipped cream foundation. Farmers had a sale on it so it was only $30. I have to admit I did resist at first because it did not cover like my MAC did, but my skin was in a horrible way and once I got it sorted the coverage was enough.Max Factor Foundation

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Collection Concealer in Light

Collection Concealer in Light

Good Afternoon!

How is your week going? Just the usual for me so far 🙂 Today I bring to you Collection Cosmetics’Concealer.

Collection Cosmetics recently made their way to New Zealand and surprised us all with its range of cosmetics and reasonably low prices. I had heard a lot about their concealer and was also in the market for a cheaper replacement. If I remember correctly I paid $14 for it from Countdown. At that price and location you can sneak it into the groceries without anyone noticing.Collection Concealer Tube

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Black Robin Skin Care

Black Robin Skin Care

Good Evening!

How has your week been?

Today I want to share with you a new skin care range called Black Robin. Black Robin is a New Zealand made skincare range which is animal friendly, natural and gentle. The ingredients list is not a mile long and easily understandable. What is even better is the price tag, with the most expensive product priced at $16.00 NZD you can afford to get a few (or even all of them *need*).

Now lets talk about the packaging, if you have been following me for a while you will not how much I love packaging. The tubs and bottles are simple and classic with pretty labels. The sample bottles (I was lucky to get samples too :3) are cute too!

There lists of products are:

Hippy Shake Shake Rose Hip Moisturiser $16.00 NZD each.

Whole Lotta Rosie Refreshing Mist Toner $16.00 NZD each.

The Real Peel Sugar Scrub $11.00 NZD each.

Tingly Bits Sugar Scrub $11.00 NZD each.

Dragon’s Blood Hand and Body Cream $13.00 NZD each.

Peppermint Hand and Body Cream $13.00 NZD each.

Lucky Lip Scrub in Marshmallow, Black Cherry, Sour Cola and Peppermint. $6.00 NZD each.

I was lucky enough to have scored some samples for Whole Lotta Rosie Refreshing Mist Toner and Tingly Bits Sugar Scrub.

BRS Samples copyI have been using my samples for two weeks now and I need to get the full size. I have such super sensitive skin and these products are so gentle and smell amazing.

Whole Lotta Rosie:

The Whole Lotta Rosie Toner is an amazing addition to my care routine. I wash my face, dry it, spritz on some Whole Lotta Rosie, let it sink in and then add my moisturiser. I find that my face gets very dry and raspy after I wash it and sometimes moisturiser afterwards just doesn’t cut it. I also have very sensitive skin, which is easily aggravated so I don’t often go near anything which says “toner” because they usually dry my skin out even further.

Before I started using Whole Lotta Rosie I looked into toners, because I was a little worried about using something that may strip my skin of all that is bad and good in it. Supposedly there are several different types of toner that range from heavy duty oil strippers to face refreshers, just all using the word toner to describe them. How did I not know this? The super duper drying, stinging ones usually have high alcohol content, whereas this product is alcohol free.

When I used this that horrible, stripped dry feeling vanished and my skin felt refreshed.I found that my skin looked brighter and clearer while using it. I suffered from no skin irritations when using it (I even got some in my eye and it was really no bother).I also smelt pretty damn good too. The smell is really nice, crispwith a hint of rose and it is not over powering.

What I was also impressed with, was how 10ml lasted me just over two weeks while being used two times a day. The full size bottle is 100ml so in theory should last twenty weeks. I may be a little heavy handed so it might even be even longer than that. Not bad when 100ml costs $16.00 NZD.

I will definitely add this permanently to my morning and night skincare routine and will be making an order next pay day for my very own full size bottle 🙂

Tingly Bits Sugar Scrub:

BSR scrub

Omgosh! First of all the smell!! Its the most amazing, true peppermint smell. Its not overpowering, just refreshing. Then when you use it you get that nice, just brushed my teeth tingly feeling but on your skin (not in your mouth). That cool tingly feeling lasts for a good wee while after your shower too.

You really don’t need a lot of this scrub, as a little goes a long way. The coconut and grape seed oil help to spread it all about as well nourish your skin, so you aren’t left a dry, crispy mess afterwards. Even better is because it is made with sugar and not little stones, its very gentle. No nasty little stones scratchy your skin.

I found that I could use this scrub a few times a week instead of the usual once every two weeks. My skin felt smooth and soft with an amazing tingly freshness. I will also be purchasing myself a full size tub of Tingly Bits, which is $11.00 NZD for 150 grams.

So if you are after some lovely, inexpensive and gentle face care make sure you stop by Back Robin Skincare’s website and have a look. At this time Black Robin only ship to New Zealand and Australian addresses, you are free to contact them to find out about shipping internationally.

Thanks for stopping by!

❤ MaSucree

SAX Eye Delight Eye Shadow Palette

SAX Eye Delight Eye Shadow Palette

Good Evening!

Since I’ve been going through my make up box I’ve been trying hard to try different combinations, one of my favourite eye shadow palettes at the moment is my  Sax‘s Eye Delight Eye Shadow Palette. It’s an awesome combination of nude shades with shimmery shades of brown, pink and purple. I’ve had this palette for a couple of months now and it was my first SAX purchase now I have quite a little mountain of SAX products.

So take a look at my swatches and review of my current fave 🙂

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W7 Candy Floss Face Illuminator Review

W7 Candy Floss Face Illuminator Review

Hello groovy darlinks!

Enough of the lipstick (for now) and now it’s time for a blush swatch and review. Today’s post is all about W7’s Candy Floss Face Illuminator. Sadly W7 hasn’t got a website that I can send you to, however if you live in NZ you can get loads of W7 from Makeup Direct.

The last couple of lipstick of the day faces have had this blush/illuminator so I thought I would whip it out and show you some fancy photos of it.

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Maybelline Dream Smooth Primer Review

Maybelline Dream Smooth Primer Review

Hello Lovelies!

It is time for my first ever MaSucree’s Make-up Musings post!

So today’s post is all about the new Maybelline New York Dream Smooth Primer, which supposedly doesn’t exist on the New Zealand or International Maybelline website O_o It does however exist on the Australian Maybelline website. Who knows why?

Here’s what the website says about the primer:

“Smooths and perfects the skin to create a flawless canvas for effortless make-up application. 100% Smooth Perfection”

And does it deliver? Well keep reading and you’ll find out.

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