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June Favourites 2011

27 Jul

It doesn’t look like I will get around to doing a June Favourites video, just like it doesn’t look like I’ll be 5kg lighter this summer. Oh well. You win some you lose some. Some major tooth pain from a root canal procedure, coupled with a sense of blah has really put my mojo off this month. Being in a drugged up stupor wasn’t very conducive to blog writing/youtube videos either (that may work for some people, but not me). Hopefully the worst of it is behind me now, I don’t want to be mojo-less for much longer.

So I know it’s almost to the end of July, but better late than never right??! Here is the rundown of my favourite products from the month of June:

White D-Tox [Bright Cell] Cleanser – $49.00 (AUD) for 125ml

This instant brightening micro-scrub cleanser is formulated with Biotherm’s ‘Bright Cell’ complex and Pure Extract of Thermal Plankton to help minimise the appearance of pigmentation and dark spots on the skin’s surface. And it does just that! Don’t you love products that do what they actually say they should. Let me answer that for you, YES! Hence why it is one of my favourites for the month (and every month mind you).

Napoleon Perdis Blush Patrol – $60.00 (AUD)

The swirl of rich pigments in this baked blush creates a natural flush that lasts all day. The shimmering shades imbue skin with a ravishing pop of color – who doesn’t want that? Blush Patrol is enriched with Vitamins A and C. I love the fine gold flecks in this blush, that would suit any skin tone. The colour pay off is incredible, and gives your face that glowy gleam that we crave so much in Winter. I have been reaching for this blush a lot the past month to instil some colour and glow to my dull complexion.

NARS Orgasm Illuminator – $58.00 (AUD) for 30ml

Another shimmer inducer! This luminous cream magically transforms lackluster skin into a flawless, glowing complexion. I love the faint gold fleck combined with the peachiness of this, as I always like to wear coral blushes. The Orgasm Illuminator gives me glowing cheeks and a lit-from-within look that perks up my lack-lustre complexion.

Biotherm Skin.Ergetic Night Cream – $65.00 (AUD) for 50ml

Biotherm creates SKIN.ERGETIC NIGHT, its first overnight visible high-recovery moisturiser with five tea & seed fractions. A formula with a purifying complex that promotes the elimination of impurities generated by free radicals on the skin’s surface and diminishes visible signs of fatigue. As a non-user of night creams, this one was PERFECT for me. I was always scared that a night cream was going to be too oily and heavy for my skin, but this night cream from Biotherm is such a winner for younger skin. It hasn’t broken me out and I don’t wake up with a oil slick. Phew!

OPI Pirates of the Caribbean Minis Collection – $24.95 (AUD) for 4 x 3.75ml

A limited edition collection of four mini swashbuckling shades from the Pirates of the Caribbean Collection. The OPI Pirates of the Caribbean Minis Collection contains: Skull + Glossbones: a khaki gray shade; Planks A Lot: a lavender shade; Sparrow Me The Drama: a strawberry pink shade; Stranger Tides: a sage green shade. I love all the colours and they all apply like a dream!

Rahua Finishing Treatment – $65.00 (AUD) for 2oz

A finishing treatment that rivals the famed Morrocanoil (in my opinion). Super-fine Rahua oil molecules deeply penetrate the hair’s cortex to rebuild even the most damaged tresses – strengthens strands and leaving hair smooth, shiny and frizz-free. Silicone-free, it strengthens and allows hair to grow longer while providing a glossy, weightless finish. Rich with organic and 100% natural ingredients… oh and it smells nommy!

Have you tried any of these? 

Tell me, do you have any favourites that I MUST try?

[Image Source: www.bathingbeauty.com.au  www.clubbiotherm.com.au  www.adorebeauty.com.au  www.napoleonperdis.com.au ]

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Sunday Shopping Haul

5 Jun

So today I headed to the Shopping Centre in search of a friend’s birthday present, and of course there were a few things that caught my eye that I just HAD to get! I hadn’t done much all weekend, so I decided it was okay to treat myself.

So here is my Sunday shopping haul…

  • Cadbury Dairy Milk Mousse in Hazelnut (NOM!)
  • True Blood Comics #1, #2, #3 from Borders Bookstore at $3 each (they have their closing down sale)
  • O.P.I Pirates of the Caribbean on Stranger Tides mini nail lacquers $20.95
  • Models Prefer Professional Airbrush brush (large brush) $16.99 and Models Prefer Professional Cream Shadow brush (small brush) $15.99 from Priceline
  • Pink Pencil Cup down to $9.06 (30% off) from Borders which I will use as a brush holder
These brushes are cheap and really soft!!
How cute!? It’s PINK!!
Anyone buy anything over the weekend?

Shattered!

25 Jan

Not me personally. I’m talking about my new nail polish that I am totally obsessed with. And in turn – shoving in everyone’s face, saying “LOOK!”

What is it you ask? Only the most anticipated nail polish of the year… O.P.I Black Shatter (AU $19.95). A deep asphalt black with a ‘shattered’ texture. It works by painting a thick coat over nails with a dry (and preferably lighter) nail polish applied, and the lacquer slowly dissolves to produce a cracked or “shattered” effect, letting the bottom nail colour show through. The effect works best on light coloured polishes, especially metallic or glitter polishes.

This is the finished effect of the O.P.I Black Shatter (AU $19.95) over the top of a metallic bronze gold ROKK 96 nail polish that I picked up from Price Attack for $7.95 (so cheap and it’s darn good to apply too).

To achieve the consistency above, I applied fairly thick coats of the Black Shatter. But beware, you have to work fast as it dries REALLY quickly and gets all gluggy (is that even a word?) on the brush. But the joys of this polish is that you don’t have to be perfect or precise in the application. You can achieve smaller ‘shatters’ just by applying a thinner coat of the black shatter.

You can purchase Black Shatter from David Jones stores nationwide, but hurry as it’s only available for a limited time as part of the Katy Perry for O.P.I collection and the Serena Williams for O.P.I  Grand Slam collection. I find that it sells out really quickly, so if you need this in your life (and I’m telling you… you do!) then you can buy the Serena Williams Grand Slam set that includes the Black Shatter from Adore Beauty here for $29.95.

What do you think of the Black Shatter? I’m personally loving it sick as I can achieve a similar look to a leopard print effect without the hassle of applying nail foils. And we all know I go a little crazy for leopard print! 😛

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