You know how I am about products and hitting pan, it’s kind of the best thing ever! And so I decided to do a video on all the products I have hit major pan on 😀 Enjoy!
This palette reminds me of my first trip to the USA back in 2013. I was staying near the Beverly Center and I just so happened to timed my trip along with the 20% bi-annual sale Sephora has. So whilst there I naturally went a little crazy, what with the fact I was in Los Angeles and the AU dollar was so strong! I remember seeing this palette, I placed it in my basket, and then decided to put it back given the hefty price tag I was always paying!
Then I went home and immediately regretted it… deep huh?
So I made sure to snap up any other Laura Mercier palettes I could find throughout the years but I was always sad this was evaded me. And then! It came back! 😀 So I ordered it online the minute I saw it and I’m so happy I did~
The quality is amazing, just as I had imagined. It’s soft, pigmented and buttery. All elements of the perfect eyeshadow palette 😀
You can tell from the swatches that even the lighter shades are amazingly pigmented, the perfect indicator as to the quality of this palette. And with 12 different shades ranging from light to dark, cool to warm, you can pretty much create whatever look you need 🙂 All in all, I’m a happy camper and so glad I finally picked it up 😀
If you’re interested, you can pick this up for $55USD from Sephora.
Wow! It’s been a pretty insane week! I’ve had 3 nights in a row where I only managed to go to bed close to 3am, waking up at 6am the following day and I can tell you by the end of the week I was pretty zoned out. It’s been pretty crazy at work trying to get a few last minute deadlines closed off, but on top of that I’ve started a small shop on Etsy that has been a lot more time consuming (but oh so rewarding!) than I had expected! Certainly not complaining because things are going great right now, but certainly wanted to let you guys know so you’d understand why things seem a little delayed.
Anyways! Rather than not filming anything for this week I decided I didn’t want to fall back into old habits of just “skipping” a week, nope! I promised myself I would try and maintain a regular schedule because sticking to plans and schedule actually does make me feel good and so I threw together a really simple no talking makeup tutorial 🙂 Not as informative as most of my other videos, but hopefully it’s interesting to watch none the less 😀
I really didn’t want to like this product, because it seemed so gimmicky! A lot of the makeup products nowadays go all out on packaging and often their product quality suffers as a result.
But not in this case! I saw it online and though I’d give it a go just to satisfy my curiosity… now I want to go back and buy all the shades! (which is worse because the US dollar is so strong against the Australian dollar!!)
The name describes this product perfectly, it gives your cheeks a beautiful flush rather than a strong hit of colour. Of course a lot of that comes down to application, but I found it so easy to great a gentle flush of colour without the need to over blend. As for lasting power, I managed to wear this for around 12 hours straight and it held up very well for me! It did tend to fade just a touch after 8 or so hours, but I never really believe any product that claims to be 100% fade proof (I’ve become bitter after trying one too many products with broken promises!)
If you’re thinking, “this is just another blush” well probably, but it’s another awesome blush that I love! And when I make it over to the USA later this year you can be sure I’ll be stocking up!
If you’re interested, you can pick up your own from Sephora.
I’ve never done a first impressions video before, so I thought I’d give it a go since I love watching them 😀 Hope you enjoy!
As part of my little Chanel Fall 2015 haul I decided to pick up some nude lipsticks because who doesn’t love nude lipsticks? Okay, I know of plenty of people who hate them, but personally I love them! They are my safe go to option for adding a touch of elegance and class to any makeup look without being too overdone and over the top. If I’m looking for something sweet and a little more relaxed then I’d reach for a pinker shade.
For those not familiar with the two lipstick ranges, the first is the Rouge Allure ($52AUD / $36USD), one of Chanel’s more pigmented and creamy lipsticks, leaving your lips with a satin finish. And then we have the Rouge Coco Shine ($52AUD / $36USD) which tends to be a lot less pigmented than the Rouge Allure line, but far more shiny and moisturising. For this post, I picked up Rouge Allure in Pensive and Rouge Coco Shine in Melancolie.
So if you’re familiar with my history then you’d be forgiven for making the assumption that I’d gravitate towards the Rouge Coco Shine, and that’s what I thought when I initially ordered these online! But after trying these in person, I’d say Pensive won hands down. Melancolie was far too shimmery for me and resulted in really just a bunch of shimmer sitting on my lips. It was quite the letdown, Pensive on the other had has quickly become a staple for my makeup bag this month 🙂 Highly recommend!
It’s been a little while since I last did a Makeup Rotation post, and that’s mostly because I went into a bit of a shopping ban phase which meant I wasn’t feeling inspired to try new products or change up my routine! But I’ve fallen in love with some the products from Chanel’s Automnales Fall 2015 line. The eyeshadow palette Entrelacs and their Rouge Allure lipstick in Pensive. I also started using my YSL Youth Liberator Serum Foundation, which is quickly becomnig one of my favourites again 😀
Today I decided to get ready for my lunch out on a Sunday and just chat about some of the thoughts in my mind regarding Youtube and videos in general~ Nothing seriously but it does feel like it’s been a while since I got a chance to sit down and just talk 🙂 Hope you enjoy the video!
Safe to say for the last six months or so I’ve been obsessing over the shoes from Aquaazzura and Stuart Weitzman. I desperately want to add a couple of their pieces to my small designer shoe collection, but as you may know I’m a little funny with expensive shoes since mine wear down so quickly (though that’s also because I buy very cheap shoes to wear daily!) so I tend to do a ton of research and then even more umming and erring before I make the plunge.
Part of my research was to pick up a “look alike” pair from ASOS. I am in love with the “laced” up look, but I wasn’t sure if I’d find the shoe very comfortable to wear or not so I decided to pick a cheaper version up to try first. Safe to say I love the design and have no real issue with the wear (esp once the material softens with more wear). Now to spend a few more months being unsure before I take the plunge 🙂 Do you guys do similar things for big purchases?
If you want to go for the ASOS version then you can pick it up online.
I had seen this in a backstage photo taken at the Chanel Fall Fashion show earlier this year and knew instantly that I had to try it for myself! I went as far as to keep a note in my planner to remind me that come August it should be released to the public, and I have no regrets despite the price!
This beautiful palette is as mentioned part of Chanel’s Fall 2015 makeup collection called Entralacs. It’s a beautiful neutral palette that contains 4 satin shades and one matte shade and can be worn as a very natural look all the way to something sultry and smoky. The amazing embossing design is intended to reflect the stained glass windows of Aubazine in France, a place Coco Chanel spend time in during her youth.
As terms of quality, you couldn’t ask for something with such amazing pigmentation and quality! They go on smoothly, blend amazingly well. In fact I filmed a first impressions video which hopefully will be up some time next week. Safe to say I love it and know it’s something I could get a lot of use out of! A great purchase for those who have a taste for quality designer makeup 🙂