Friday, December 30, 2016

Top 5 Posts in 2016

I have not posted anything for the last few days, while all the bloggers are back from Christmas break and I am still on holidays mode, Sorry for that.
Here is my top 5 most visited posts in 2016.
It is the first drugstore cushion foundation in Australia and I really love it.

New zealand based skin care, it has great range of anti aging products.

David Jones offers two sampler bag each year, this one was released in Feb 2016.

Rimmel Kate Sculpting Palette in Coral Glow 

I love this cute palette, it is all in one products, can be used as eyeshadows too.

That's all for 2016.
Happy New year my beautiful readers, May the new year bring joy, peace and happiness to you and your entire family.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Boxing Day Sales 2016

Boxing Day Sales are on now, here is a quick round up of best bargains.

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  • 30% off on selcetd Bobbi Brown, Estee Lauder, Nude by Nature, Chi CHi, Natio, Grown Alchemist, Molton Brown, In Essence, Aromatherapy and Co, Sugar Baby, Evodia, Clarins, Elizabeth Arden
  • 30% off on full price Revlon and Trilogy.
  • 25% off on Natio,Burt Bees Nude By Nature, Julique , Sheseido
  • 50% off on OPI, Revlon gift packs, Skin Care and Fragrance.
  • 50 % off on Remington, Phillips, VS Sassoon
  • 30% off on Benefit Gift sets which include some full size products. I think this is the best time to stock benefit because you eneded up paying only 15-20$ for their full size product.
David Jones
  • Save 30% on selected products from Estee Lauder, and Clinique, Lancome and Elizabeth Arden, Bobbi Brown, Napleon Perdis, Blinc, Costa to coast , Red Earcth, Revlon, Weleda, Kora Organics, Lanolips, Grown Alchemist.
  • Save30% on all full-priced fragrance gift sets from Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Jacobs, GUCCI, Ralph lauren,  and Chloe.
  • Save 25% on all full-priced products from Natio,Dr Hauschka, Burt Bees, Mor
  • Save 20% on all full-priced cleansing oils and skincare from SHU UEMURA
  • Save 30% TO 50% on a range of nail lacquers and gift sets from OPI.
Chemist Warehouse
  • 50% off on all cosmetics including, Loreal, revlon, Maybelline, Rimmel, Sally Hanson, Nude by Nature. 
  • 3 for 2 on W 7
  • 50 % off on Sukin, Swisse,
  • 40% off on Loreal skin care, Skin Doctors, Garnier
Big W
  • 50% off on Australis, Nude by Nature, Revlon and Berry M
  • 50% off on Garnier, 40% off on loreal, 30% off on Olay and Aveeno
I love that Big W also jumped into boxing day bandwagon and comes with these irresistible sales.

  • 40% off on Revlon, 30% off on Bourjois, Sally Hansen,Rimmel
  • Australis selected products for 4$, Maybelline, and Loreal selected product on Clearance.
  • 50% off on Nip+Fab, Innoxa, Akin, Goodness,Modelco Skin Care,Transformulas, B Tan and Rimmel Tan.
  • 50% off on DR lewinns, LOreal Skin Care,Olay , Nivea, Alpha Kerri, Models Prefer, ST.Ives
  • 30%-70% off on selected Fragrances.
  • 40% - 50% off on selected cosmetics, skin care, Men's grooming and bath & body sets.
Selected products are on Sale, you will find them here.

Seletced products are on Sale , here is the link.

I hope you will get some good deals, Happy Shopping :)

Friday, December 23, 2016

Beauty Heaven December Discovery Bag 2016

Each month Beauty Hevan offers discovery bag for their members. If you do not know about BH discover bag, here is a little introduction.

"Discovery Bag is a nifty little package that contains products from brands that you may never have heard of before. We send off said Discovery Bag to a few members who road-test and review the products. It’s a situation where everybody wins – the testers get to try out fabulous new products, while the rest of the beauty heaven community gets to learn about them"

I was lucky to be a part of BH December Discovery bag. It contains 7 products including a feminine product and it is valued over 250$. It looks like a complete pamper pack for me and I was so excited to try them.  Surprisingly, all the products are wonderful even I can not decide my favourite. 

Here is quick round up of these products.

Simplicité Lemon Night Creme:It is great addition in my skin care, it makes my skin silky smooth, bright and fresh.

Trevor Sorbie Precious Oils Shine Oil: It is my new must have product for frizz free and shiny hair.

Emjoi MICRO Pedi Core: This is very gentle and easy to use device, it help to make my feet beautiful.

BIODERMA Sensibio AR BB Cream: I love this cream, it is hydrating and highly pigmented but only suitable for yellow skin tones.

Molton Brown Coco & Sandalwood Body Wash: It smells divine, feels refreshing and keeps my skin hydrated.

Vani-T Brazilian Mousse: I am not a fan of tanning products but I tried this. I found that it very gentle and effective product for tanning lovers.

Thanks you Beauty Heaven for such a thoughtful discovery bag, I enjoyed all the products. 

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Benefit Advent Calendar 2016 - Girls O' Clock Rock

  • Girls O' Clock Rock Benefit Advent Calendar is available only at Myer for 75$ 
  Girls O' Clock Rock - Benefit Advent Calendar

 First 6 days of Benefit Advent Calendar

Last 6 days of Benefit Advent Calendar

  •  Girls O' Clock Rock contain these 12 sample size products
  • Each year Benefit Cosmetics releases their Advent calendar which contains deluxe samples of their products. This year's calendar is called Girls O' Clock Rock and it has 12 benefit product. The gift pack has beautiful pink color with some drawings on it, it has 12 windows numbered from 1-12.  This Calendar also has music inside which starts when we open it. 
  • Girls O' Clock Rock contain these 12 products

  1. the POREfessional mini
  2. they’re real! mascara mini
  3. benetint mini
  4. posietint mini 
  5. they’re real! remover mini
  6. it’s potent! eye cream mini 
  7. lollibalm mini 
  8. hoola mini 
  9. dandelion mini 
  10. BADgal lash mini 
  11. high beam mini
  12. lollitint mini

Overall, I like this year's benefit advent calendar, it is great way to try their sample with out spending a big amount.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Makeup Must Haves for Party Season - Under 20$

Here is my picks for this party season, all of them are under 20$.

Benefit Porefessional Primer: All time favourite primer, its mini is available for 20$ from myer and Adore beauty.
Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous Foundation: Perfect for hot summer days.
Artdeco Camouflage Cream: I am using it for the last 2 years, it perfectly cover every thing on my skin.
Models Prefer Soft Touch Mineral Powder: I recently start using it and l really like the luminous touch it gives to my skin.
Rimmel Kate Sculpturing Palette in Coral Glow: Highly pigmented, long lasting and versatile palette.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara: It is non water proof mascara and gives beautiful curls to my lashes
Maybelline Hyper Sharp Wing Eyeliner: Great for winged eyeliner application
Essence Make Me Brow: A perfect dupe of benefit  gimme brow
Nyx Auto Eyebrow Pencil: Pigmented and long lasting eye pencil

Rimmel Kate Moss Matte Finish Lipstick in Kiss of Life: Dupe of Mac Ruby Woo.
Essence Lip liner: Affordable and long lasting lip liner.

Have you tried any of these products? Love to hear your thoughts.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Beautorium Haul

In the month of November, Beauty Heaven hosted beautorium, where we can redeem our points to buy beauty products. I missed last three beautoriums and I had plenty of points for some expensive products. Still, I try not to spend much, I picked benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil and Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour liquid Lipstick for 1520 points.

When I received my parcel I was surprised to see four extra freebies which include two full size products. All of them were nicely packed and they reached safely on my door step.

Thank you so much Beauty Heaven for hosting such a wonderful event. There were huge selection of products in the beautorium from our favourite brands including MAC, Benefit and Elizabeth Arden. I am enjoying all the products in my parcel and I will review them soon on my blog.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Australian Beauty Blogger Secret Santa 2016

In the last month, my fellow blogger Laura Tough organized Australian Beauty Blogger Secret Santa event. I also participated, we were paired with two different bloggers, we gave gift to some one while received from a different one. The limit of the gift is 30$ which is very reasonable. The event was very well organized, Thanks Laura Tough for all your efforts and time, I really appreciate your thoughtful idea to connect different bloggers.

On this Monday, I received a big box from postman, it was my gift from Secret Santa. After receiving the pack, I found that my Secret Santa is Bronte from brontesbeautyspot, she is very talented blogger with a huge selection of make up products.

Big Box of  goodies
She also sent me a beautiful greetings card 
 Love all the products
A closer look

I am pleasantly surprised to see the selection of products in the gift pack. I love The Body Shop skin care because they are very gentle. I got "Fuji Green Tea Treats" which include cute mini shower gel, body wash and green bath lily.

Face Masks are must have for this party season, I am happy to see Sugar Baby and EAU DE FEMMUE face masks in my gift pack. Both of them are made in Korea, I have never used Korean skin care but heard lots of good things about them.

Now come to the most beautiful make up products, Too Faced is a brand which is not available in Canberra. I am so excited to receive "Naughty Kisses and Sweet Cheeks" which includes love flush blush and lip injection lip gloss. They are gorgeous and worked very well on my light to medium skin tone.

Thanks Bronte for sending me such a wonderful gift.  I love all the products in this pack and I really appreciate your efforts to select them for me. I wish you Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, May you have a safe and fun filled festive season.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Christmas Gift Ideas 2016

Christmas is just there and it is time to shop for your loved ones. Here is my picks for Christmas gifts. I try to find best packs which are useful and  value of money

Under 25$ from Priceline
Christmas Cracker containing a range of La Roche-Posay products for sensitive skin: 10$

Klara Cosmetics Time for a Selfie 4 pack: 19.99$

Sukin Supergreens Facial Pack 3 pack:24.99$

Under 50$
Dr. Lewinn's Reversaderm Advanced Skin Correction Starter Kit 5 pack: 49.99$ from Priceline

Trilogy Repair & Protect Gift Set 3 pack: 49.99$ from Priceline

Clarins My Sparkling Lips Collection: 45$ From Myer 

TheBalm Appetit :34.95$ From Target and David Jones

Under 70$
Dior Diorshow Iconic Overcurl: 55$ from Myer

Estée Lauder Fragrance Treasures: $60.00 from Myer and David Jones

Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Miniatures Coffret: $59.00 from Myer and David Jones

Jurlique Precious Rose Duo: $49.00 from David Jones

Estee Lauder Daywear Starter Set: $60.00 from Myer and David jones


Estee lauder pure colour envy sculpturing lipstick collection; 60$  from David Jones

Under 100$
Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream Vault 36 pack: 79$ from Target and Priceline

Elizabeth Arden Holiday Blockbuster: $99.00  from David Jones and Myer

Benefit Sassy Lassie Kit: 78$ from Myer

I hope you will find some great presents for your loved one. Some of these products are currently on offer too.

Note: This post is not sponsored and I have not tried these products.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Rimmel Magnif'Eyes Eyeshadow Palette in Grunge Glamour* Review

 Price 19.95$ from Priceline, Chemist warehouse, Target, BigW and Super Markets 

                                                            Swatches from left to right

Rimmel is one of my favourite brands and I was so exciting when they released these eyeshadow palettes. In Australia , two palttes are available keep calm  & wear gold and Grunge Glamour. I got  in Grunge Glamour which is neutral greys and browns.

Rimmel Magnif'Eyes Eyeshadow Palette* comes in a strong plastics compact and contains 8 different eyeshadows. The pallette is small and also suitable for travelling. It has sponge applicator and small mirror, I use my own brush to use the shadows. The shades selection of Grunge Glamour is good for this party season but not suitable for everyday wear. 

The formula of these shadows vary in terms of pigmentation and application. The first 4 shades from left are not pigmented, difficult to apply and blend. In the above swatches, I needed to apply many time to see the actual colours. The number 4 shade is matte and it is least pigmented in this palette. Now come to the good ones, the last 4 shades are highly pigmented, easy to apply and blend. They are creamy, buttery and one swipe is enough to show intense colour. The case is same with longitivity, pigmented shades last for longer time while others faded quickly. All the shades have very little fall out which is Ok for me. My favourite shades are number 5 and 6 from left, both are wearable and highlly pigmented.

Overall, I am not over excited with this eyeshdow palette,  I can only use 4 colours, as others are just a miss for me. I think that other palette “keep calm and wear gold” will be better than this one.

*This products is provided for review purpose but it does not affect my opinion
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