Sunday, 30 March 2014

The Sunday Break #2

Here we are, another month, another Sunday break post! (this has slighty become a favourite feature on my blog for me). Are you enjoying this little series as much as me? This 'The Sunday Break' will be a little different as it won't be a collection of products, more so a  little outing to treat myself.

1. I love to read.
2. Summer weather = Iced coffees, iced lattes, iced mochas, iced chocolates, anything cold and sweet.

So for my monthly Sunday break I headed out to a lovely little café, ordered myself an iced latte and relaxed while reading my new book.

The read; Looking for Alaska by John Green.
Now, if you recall in my last 'The Sunday Break' I mentioned how I had my eye on this book. I didn't know what to expect while reading this, but so far I'm not disappointed with this book! It is just so brilliant! I found this book to be so engaging and I love how all the small things/mentions throughout the story led to ending.  John Green is an author, worth the hype. If you're wanting to get into reading more, definitely start with John Green books.

The treat;
Iced Latte. Delish. Need I say more?

The song;
What You Wanted - One Republic, now I bet certain people will instantly know where they have heard this song used before. Hint Hint. It is such a beautiful song, acoustic version, just as amazing.

What have you been loving during the month? What have you been treating yourself with?

Monday, 17 March 2014

E.L.F Total Face Brush

I was on the hunt for a new face brush. One day, on a whim a popped into a department store to see that some of the E.L.F range was now stocked in Australia! I now have a mini list of goodies from E.L.F I want to try out. The main thing that stood out for me were the make up brushes, now $3 for some brushes to get me by were what I was after.

I picked up a new powder brush as I was due for new one, and I'm pleasantly surprised! I think it feels quite nice and for the price I cannot complain it does the job well. I quite like the design of the brush, if I was to change anything, I would want the powder brush to be more circular, but I'm sure E.L.F would probably have another type of brush with that description.

What are your favourite brands of brushes? What do you recommend?

Friday, 14 March 2014

Bourjois Sweet Kiss Lipstick; 47 Rose Pare

Bourjois is the closest I'll ever get to a high end beauty product, as to what I've been told Bourjois is a sister company to Chanel! AMAZING.
I always used to avoid the Bourjois stand as I knew it would be too expensive and my purse would not allow me to spurlage on something, when there would be a perfectly good, cheaper priced dupe in another stand. However, on this occasion, something drew me to the stand - the beautiful sale sticker labels! I went straight to the lipstick (as it would be the closest thing to a Chanel lipstick, my logic). and discovered it was $11 from $20+, bargain right? Then at the checkout it turned out to be $8! EIGHT DOLLARS FOR BOURJOIS, YES PLEASE!

As usual, I was going to go for the light rosy nude shade, until a lovely beauty assistant suggested a deep rose shade. I instantly answered, oh no - I can't pull off a red, but she reassured me it isn't as red as a person would think. I swatched it and it was a beautiful deep rosy pink, to reassure me further she applied a sample on, and I must say I have never been so surprised by a lipstick! The shade was 47; Rose Pare, gorgeous, and the packaging is so lovely - who doesn't love a little purple.
It is perfect for all year round, but I love to break this out in the A/W. While everyone else is rocking the red winter lip, I'll rock the rosy red lip.
What are your favourite Bourjois products?

Friday, 7 March 2014

What's on my face? - Everyday Make Up Products

Hello there, something new here for you. My first what's on my face post, this installment will feature the everyday 'no make up' make up look I've been sporting.

Palmer's Lip Butter in Dark chocolate and cherry - Does wonders for the lips . Check out my review, here!

Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer in 101 Celestial - Divine, a natural nude pink shade. Check out my review, here!

Nivea Glamorous Gloss - just to add that touch of glam to my everyday make up.

Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation in 010 - Light Porcelain - This foundation is amazing! The shade range is brilliant for pale toned people as there is a variety of yellow toned pale, and pink toned. It's perfect as its a light enough coverage for me to work with, but also a buildable coverage. I like how the foundation lets my freckles shine through. I find it quite a good foundation for a 'no make up look', perfect if you're in school. If you would like a full review of my thoughts, let me know in the comments! :)

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Transparent - It's the best powder I have used, when I use this powder - I 'stay matte'. Perfect powder that everyone should have in their make up bag. Perfect for beginners too.

Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer in Brightener - This does wonders for those pesky under eyes, it's the only concealer I have used that actually hides my under eyes and brightens them so I look awake. This product is so lovely, I cannot speak more highly of it. It's a must have!

Rimmel Wake Me Up Instant Radiance Shimmer Touch (Cream Highlighter) - This is amazing to work with, add a touch to the top of the cheekbones blend it out and you're good to go.

Maxfactor Wild Eyeshadow Pencil in 05 (Bronze) - If I want less action on the eyes, I just sweep this across my eyelids, blend it out lightly and voilĂ ! It adds that little something to your eyes, by making them more awake, not too out there and defined. It's perfect for a 'no make up' make up look.

Rimmel 'Day 2 Night' Mascara - For this look, I just use the lengthening mascara wand, to give my eyelashes that long a luscious look. What I love about this is the two 'wands', a volume wand and a lengthening wand, its perfect to have one mascara that can do both. It's also perfect for layering.

What make up products are you loving at the moment? Please leave them below. :)