Thursday 1 October 2015

Ross & Rachel

Ah friends. One of the best television shows for many reasons, one of them being the ability to watch any episode for the millionth time and no get sick of it. Another, is the infamous relationship between Ross and Rachel. Let's be real, they were my OTP from the get-go {He is her lobster for seafood sake?!}. Too Faced released two blushing bronzers, with the other couple being Carrie & Big from SITC. While the blush shade in Carrie & Big is a beautiful peachy shade, my heart belongs to the pinks which coincidentally happened to be Ross & Rachel. yay tho.

Firstly, this product was so difficult to track down. I went to the only Mecca Maxima in my city to find it and they didn't have any on their display. I hung my head and went to fill my heart with their new love heart blushes, opened the draw. LO AND BEHOLD. There it was, wait for me to buy it. So I did. This product is a limited edition item according to Mecca however, is still available on the site and the Too Faced Website - under bronzers.

The packaging is super cute with a flashy design of increasing hearts. Literally my first thought when I opened it was "Holy-crackamole?!". 1) Generous mirror! 2)The blush to bronzer ratio is kinda heartbraking as I'm more of a blush kinda gal, but I'll go with it Too Faced. For Rachel and Ross.

The deep bronzer portion of the blush leans quite orange which to be honest, scared me at the beginning {and secretly now too}. All I can say is that you definitely have to use a light hand with this product as it can take you to an oompla-loompa level in an instant if you aren't careful. However, I do think that the golden sheen to it will make me look like a bronzed goddess in the summertime. I CAN DREAM RIGHT?!

The thing that I love most about this bronzer/blush hybrid is that they both blend out seamlessly on the face. I'll admit when the blush and the bronzer are worn together, it can look a little too much. I'll keep it real. But I work around it and use the slightest amount of bronzer on a fluffy brush and go to town on blending it on the outer parts of my face. Then I apply the blush on the apples of my cheeks with a small brush because LOOK at how small that pink heart is. I really do not think I can get over the fact that the blush is so small.

We all know that Too Faced just have their bronzers down-pat and this one is no exception. Yes it was an impulse buy {packaging THO!}. But the product itself is pretty dreamy and I just can't wait to get more use out of it in the summer time!

Who is your favourite OTP from any TV show?
Mine is definitely Brooke and Lucas from One Tree Hill! FO SHO.


Wednesday 22 July 2015


I really hope you read the title is Lumpy Space Princess' voice because as soon as Maybelline released their Color Drama Velvet Lip Pencils, that was my first initial reaction. I went out and bought 3 of the possible 10 shades available in Australian Pharmacies and I've gotta say that their is some choice but I wish there were a few more variations of pinks like a nice mauve pink would be spot on.

First of all the packaging is quite NARS-esque being a lip pencil that's slim-ish and displays the shade on the base of the pencil for easy access to the shade you want. The color drama lip pencils do require to be sharpened which may be an issue for some due to loss of product but I personally don't find it annoying because how often do you ever get through a whole lip pencil so quickly?

I personally love slim line lip products as it makes application more easier for people who have small lips or have defined lips {le me, I have points on my upper lips which makes lipstick a task and a half}. But I found it a breeze to apply all shades, even the darkest one to my lips with little to no mess.

All the shades are insanely pigmented, creamy and feel so comfortable on the lips. The longevity differs from shade with the darker shades obviously lasting longer and the sheerest one fading quicker on the lips. I just can't get over the fact that they go on so easily {probs due to the pencil form eh?} and smoothly with a punch of colour. With the shades I had chosen, none of them fell into the cracks of my lips or accentuated any dry patches.

L-R: Pink So Chic, Love My Pink & Minimalist.

The name is totally misleading as its a deep boysenberry, a mixture of a plum and purple. I would definitely have to say that it is so similar to MAC's Rebel but more red tones. This is my favourite shade out of the ones that I bought. It suits my dark features and lasts a decent amount of time without eating. With eating is another story, it will fade in the centre of the lips and my chin copped most of what was on my bottom lip when I took a bite. That's the only gripe I have with this shade, but other than that, I LOVE!

This shade is a cool mid toned pink which I'm still trying to get used to. Personally, this shade is my least favourite out of the ones that I have bought. I'm not a fan of the colour on my skin tone, it looks really barbie pink on my lips and that's something that I typically don't go for. From swatches I had seen online and in store, this shade looked completely different on my lips. This shade is something that my mum would wear, so it has a new home now.

A light pink that has golden glitters running through it making it very different to all the other shades available.  It looks healthy on the lips due to the intense sheen, I know that's an odd way to describe it but it's true. It's not a nude but rather a neutral that goes with any skin tone or eye look. For me it's almost like a my lips but newer and shinier. Obviously due to to this shade being so light, it isn't long lasting but it's light enough to apply without a mirror.

Overall, I really enjoy this collection that Maybelline brought out! I would have loved more pink shades, however there really is a nice selection to choose from anyways.

Have you tried these lip pencils before? I'd love to know what you think.


Thursday 16 July 2015

20th Birthday Haulage

Some may say that I have gone crazy with all these haul posts but today I bring to you a special haul post as it was my 20th Birthday on Saturday and I got some really interesting and exciting things that I wanted to share and look back on when I'm like super old. My family has been extremely generous this year and I appreciate everything that they bought and did for me to make my birthday one of the best I have had so far in 20 years of living. I could be wrong in terms of best birthday bc I did have some pretty rockin' McDonald's b'day parties back in the day.

I'll start with the most biggest and probably the most exciting present which was a brand spankin' new Iphone 6 in gold. I just got shivers down my spine. I didn't add it in the photo because it was charging from excessively playing the Kim Kardashian game {I'm obsessed again}. My fam actually had to renew our contracts and all got new phones but I asked if they could save mine until my birthday. So I had to wait like 2 months with the phone in the box just waiting to be used. The strug was real but it was all worth it!

My dad bought me a Winnie the Pooh Jim Shore Figurine. This is a thoughtful present as my name in greek means "Honey Bee" and Winnie the Pooh, honey, bees - it all goes together! So this one means a lot to me and I'm sure I'll always look at it and be like "oh yeah, 20".

At the moment, Mecca Maxima has like a deal going on where if you spend over $65 you get a free Kit Nail Polish where the shades were created by some pretty rockin' beauty bloggers/vloggers. I chose the shades "Heidi" which is a deep raspberry wine and then "Michelle" which is a greige shade.

I also got freaking OLAF PAJAMAS~!!!!! Those who know me, understand my love for Peter Alexander Jimjams when he collabs with Disney. It's honestly like a "shut up and take my money" type of deal every time I walk by his stores. Anyways at the moment there is a Frozen collection and my mumma was able to track down a set of pink PJ's with olaf all over them. They are super cute, super warm and super cuddly and I can't wait to wear them bc #bloggerprobs and I couldn't wear them until I took photos of them.

A while back I bought some pieces from MIMCO when they had a sale on back in late May/ early June and I waited until my birthday to open and wear them. I'm really weird about opening presents before my birthday, it can't be just me tho right?! I picked up this really pretty sparkly glitter pouch (Here in Black) and I'm obsessed. OBSESSED. I love the whole navy, purple and green iridescence thing going on. I need a moment. It doesn't have a handle which is a major bummer but I'm sure I'll make it work *snap in z formation*. And then from Mimco again, I got these gggggoooorgeous earrings which are actually my life. They are rose gold studs with giant dusty rose crystals in the centre. If you are in store, check them out and let yourself fall in love with them! (Online Here)

And then ONTO DA MAKEUP! As you can see from the pink bag, all of it was purchased at Mecca Maxima (و ˃̵ᴗ˂̵)و. Majority of it was from Too Faced as I had a few things on my list that I have always wanted to try from there but never really saw the need. I haven't tried anything yet because I had to take photos {#bbloggerProbz} but I'm sure you will see them floating around on my blog in the future. I got the Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in "Melted Peony" which is a gorgeous medium pink shade, perfect for everyday use. I then got the Better Than Sex Mascara because it was only a matter of time before I had this baby in my collection. There is a lot of fuss over how goooood your lashes look, so I can't wait to wear it.

Again from Too Faced, I got the Natural Matte Palette which has an array of basic matte shades, not too light or dark which I like. I don't really like the glitter shadows from the normal Natural eye palette because they are chunky and the fallout is horrific. Buuut through the Chocolate Bar Palette, I have learned to love Too Faced Shadows so I cannot wait to give this palette a go! And finally, ah. The Clinique Sculptionary Cheek Contouring Palette in the shade "Defining Berries". Holy moly. I don't think I could love the shade of a blush so much. Very berry, very nice. Can't wait to sweep it all over my cheeks for the sculpting blush effect.

I'd love to know what's on your wish list at the moment! Leave a comment down below!


Sunday 12 July 2015

The Nerd Files #6 | Supanova Weekend 2015 + Haul

Man, I love the season of nerd cons. Meeting stars from some of my fave tv shows and movies, looking at the detail that people put into their cosplays and the general atmosphere of like-minded people just makes me feel happy and comfortable. Can you already believe that this time last year, I was writing up a similar post?! I love nerd cons and Supanova holds a special place in my heart because they bring the best celebs.

I'll share the photos below but you're going to have to get through the haul first {or scroll down to have a nosey and come back, do what you please, I WON'T STOP YOU!}.

We walked to the Popcultcha stall which had a deal of 3 for $40 on POP Vinyl figurines, which is actually a pretty good deal considering that they cost $17AUD EACH! I couldn't pass it up! So I searched the disney section because really, do you know who I am?? And found Cogsworth {the clock}, Lumiere {the candlestick} and Mrs Potts with Chip {the real baes of beauty and the beast}. I'm still deciding if I should take them out of the box or not?? SEND HELp.

This year my cousin and I swore that we were not going to buy artwork from the artists this year because we really have no more walls. But my cousin caved with captain america posters and then I saw this really cool divider that was covered in Captain America comic strips. I just asked the lady if it was for sale and shoved my money in her face. Not really, but kinda really.. I was going to put eyeshadow palettes in it so I could see them all but it's a little bit too big so I'll just use it for uni books on my desk.

And then I purchased one of the most pointless things ever and I know it. A keyring with Chris Pratt's face from Jurrasic World {that movie tho, yaaas}. You don't need to question my thought process. But Chris Pratt. That is all.

As for weekend roundup, my best friend and I went both days so we could split up meet and greets with shopping and looking at stores and cosplays. Looking back, I should have taken more photos but Saturday was madness and we walked around like sardines in a tin, so packed, everybody invading my personal space, so I didn't whip my camera out. And then on Sunday, I was running around like a mad woman getting photos and last minute autographs.

On Saturday, I met Elizabeth Henstridge from Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. If you follow me on twitter, then you would know that my fam and I literally binge watched this show about 2-3 weeks ago and obsessed would be an understatement. I was so nervous but she was so lovely and she had the coolest varsity jacket with the SHIELD emblem on it. I decided that I couldn't live without an autograph so I went and had a chat to her about nail polish and her jacket {someone made it for her} and she is just perf.

Then I met Danielle Panabaker who I was a fan of since I was young and first saw her on Disney Channel in a movie called Stuck in the Suburbs with Brenda Song. Now she is in The Flash, which is one of my favourite TV shows alongside SHIELD and Arrow so I just HAD to meet this woman and get an autograph. She had no wait line so I didn't have time to prepare myself so I stumbled across all my words bc I was talking to freaking Caitlin Snow. We talked about her time in my city, disney channel, supanova weekend and when she was going home. I walked away feelin' good.

Elizabeth and Danielle were definitely the highlight as I had more interactions with them, rather than just a photo, but I'll skim through the other people that I met. Also on Saturday as a last minute decision, I met Nathan Fillion bc once in a lifetime. What made me do it was the fact that he was in Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place and of course Castle. He was pleasant to meet, he shook your hand, asked you your name and was like "Nice to meet you (insert name here)" or "Thanks for coming out (name)". Really great guy who gives a nice squeeze cuddle {my awkward arms though}.

Sunday.. The day that was dedicated to all things Harry Potter. My friends have always been obsessed and then hooked me in one day when I was like 14 and I have never looked back. I think I've mentioned it before but I haven't read the series until this year, I'm currently on the third book and it is amaze *praying hands emoji*. And the movies are pretty good too so I met Jason Isaacs aka Lucius Malfoy and Bonnie Wright aka sweet Ginny Weasley.

Whoop, there it is. 
It's been two weeks and I'm having post supanova sadness, but It'll be back next year and I can't wait until then. Hope you liked this post, tell me about your nerd obsessions!

Also it was my birthday yesterday, the big two- ohh. I'm planning to do a birthday haul, would you be keen on it?

Thursday 2 July 2015

Berry Obsessed

Since the semester has finished and I find myself lost without the constant tick on my mind to either study or finish a last minute assignment. I have been going out, for dinners and nights out with my friends which is a nice change to the usual weekends snuggling up into my toy story jim jams and binge watching tv shows and disney movies.

But I noticed that I have reached out to the same lipstick over and over again. Something that's new to me anyways and just the perfect amount of vampiness a gal like me can handle. I'm talking about the highly coveted {did I use that word right?! PAH-english tho}, MAC Rebel.

Swatch with one layer in artificial lighting bc gurl cannot catch the sun

MAC Rebel looks beautiful in the tube like a boysenberry shade but when actually on the lips, it translates to an even prettier deep purple wine with slight fuchsia tones. The formula is a satin finish which really lovely, it is creamy, sheeny and feels smooth on the lips while being decently opaque. This lipsticks staining power is unreal. I wore it to dinner and the only thing that happened was that it faded into a stain which praise the lord for no outer rim business going on! And I literally couldn't get the stain off when I went to remove it. I just gave up and woke up with berry lips.

I do love the versatility of this lipstick. I can easily get away with it slightly pressed into the lip to look like it's worn in. Or go full on with two lipstick layers to make it a deep purple wine. Either way, the shade goes really nicely with dark features {thank sweet lemondrops, I didn't want to regret this purchase} but I think it would look nice on anyone, it's just one of those shades. It does feather due to the formula as it's not matte but I don't mind - it just means swooping in with a lip liner beforehand.

Also can I say this lipstick paired with cool toned shadows, a flick of liner and big lashes is just ٩(♡ε♡ )۶.  yas.

Have you tried MAC Rebel? Or have any dupes that you love?


Wednesday 24 June 2015

How I Store Long Lip Products

Something I have always struggled with is storing long lip products such as crayons, pencils and liquid lipstick because:
A) I have many, and
B) They look so odd with the rest of my lipsticks which are like half of the size.

But at last, I have found a SOLUTION *Points finger in the air*

In my latest homewares haul, I mentioned that I picked up this copper canister which is actually the perfect size to keep all of the crayons and lip pencils that I own. It looks like a pretty bouquet of lipstick flowers which is really unique and gives a nice touch to my room. I like the fact that I can just see the caps without the writing {I'm all about aesthetics}. It currently store about 15 lip products in there at the moment which is a little worrying but fear not, there is room for more ;). {I'm kidding, I have too many and need to stop buying LIP PRODUCTS! I have only one pair of lips!!!}

As for the lip products that are stashed in there, majority of them are from Revlon as I went zero to crazy on their release of the MATTE and LACQUER balms. I did do posts on them, full reviews and swatches but I culled a few colours that I wasn't just diggin'. So of course all the ones that survived were pinks, oranges, corals and one lonely red shade.

And of course more lip crayons; Rimmel "Keep Mauving", Bourjois "Orange Punch" and Nyx "Honey Nectar". These are crayons that are quite sheer but buildable and I pretty much wear on days where I cannot be bothered with anything too fancy. And then my beloved NARS "Red Square" which is bright orange red. Me gusta :} And also another lip pencil from NARS called "New Lover" which is a velvet gloss and is more comfortable to wear and has a sheeny finish on the lips.

I also have some matte liquid lipsticks such as "Suadeberry" from Lime Crime and a vintage red matte from Klara Cosmetics. And I also have a dupe for Lime Crime's Red Velvet which I'm testing out from Savvy in the shade "Miss Monroe".

How do you store awkward lip products? I'd really love to know!


Thursday 18 June 2015

End Of Semester Makeup Haul

I must admit that my makeup shopping has significantly reduced during the course of my semester. Like my bank account has been so chilled and happy with this new habit of not buying new makeup every week. So to celebrate getting through the semester of highs and lows, I decided to go makeup shopping. I did splurge on some high end things, but instead of adding in the haul, I decided that I want to play around with them first {before taking photos, the bblogger in me cries}. So I thought since there was way more drugstore products that I would do a little haul post because I do LOVE a good ol' haul. Some things I have tried and will share my thoughts but most of them I haven't had a chance to put all over my face yet.

The main product that I was after was the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation and I've gotta say, I am impressed. Now the gripe I have with drugstore foundations is that they are never light enough with yellow undertones. This foundation was sent from the heavens above and matches my skin PERFECTLY! Yas, and then of course it looks pretty dewy and healthy on my skin and lasts a fair amount of time. Overall, I'm getting on great with this foundation.

I'm actually surprised that I didn't get as my lip products as I did. Like I only picked up the Maybelline Color Drama Velvet Lip Pencil in "Minimalist" which I have only swatched in store. It looks like a sheeny light pink shade that is super wearable and easy to apply. I'm sure I'll report back with my thoughts. I can't even get over the fact that I only got one lip product. When does that ever happen?!

Even though I have like 5 mascaras that are waiting to be used, I picked up the L'Oreal False Lash Telescopic Mascara which is waterproof {my fave for not getting the panda eye effect}. I have short, stumpy lashes and I normally like using volumising mascaras to get va-va-voom lashes but for every day wear, I like the look of natural long lashes. Hopefully it delivers.

In terms of eyes, I thought I would try a L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow and I got the shade "Forever Pink" because it swatched so creamy and pigmented in store. I have played around with the shadow maybe once or twice and I still feel torn. I don't like how it looks so foily on the lid, it's beautiful don't get me wrong but it doesn't sit well on my eyes. And then I picked up the Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in "Nude" which is perfect for brightening the waterline.

I didn't realise in store that nearly everything that I bought is by L'Oreal but gotta utilise them sales if you know what I mean ;). I picked up the Nude Magique Blur Cream which is a primer that is supposed to create a blurring effect to prep for foundation. I don't really get the fuss with primers, as long as they make my foundation stay on longer - I'm a happy chappy. Another product that I haven't tried yet it the Lumi Magique Touch Of Light Highlighter which was influenced by youtubers. I mean what isn't these days right?

In the past, I have owned a few of the L'Oreal Colour Riche Nail Polishes and really enjoy the cream formula and easy application due to the curved brush. It was only a matter of time before I tried one of their glitter formulas and can I just say that this is one of the prettiest glitters that I have seen. It's name is "Sequin Explosion" which is justified with the amount of glitter bombs in this polish. Overall it has a silvery lilac undertone of glitters with blue micro glitters and small pink chunks. Pretty much a sequin explosion. Again, I will report back.

Have you tried any of these products before? Tell me your thoughts!

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