Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Current Fave Beauty Products!

MUK Thermal Protector
Benefit Gimme Brow (Light/Medium)
Australis Fresh and Flawless Pressed Powder (Natural)
Chi Chi Eye Brightener
Loreal True Match Foundation (N3)
Savvy by DB Cheek Balm (heavenly highlight)
OPI Nail Lacquer ("it's a doozi, says Suzi")
Loreal Fasle Lash Wings Mascara

All products mentioned have been my 'go too' beauty products for a while now. Some have been my second repurchase however also contains new products that I haven't tried before which I am really excited about sharing with you all!

I have never been one to use a heat protecting spray on my hair (which is really bad). I had recently discovered the Muk Thermal Protector when I received the Muk Curl Stick Set which included 3 different sized curling wands, a leave in hair treatment and the thermal protector spray. (A review of the curling set is coming soon as well as an in depth hair care routine!) I have definitely noticed a difference in my hair by the way the style lasts throughout the day and also helps control fix and static by humidity. I love using this product, it smells really nice and fresh, and it ensures that my hair is no longer getting damaged by heat after so many years of it not being protected. Can also be used on damp hair before blow drying for the same effect.

After so long of looking for a new brow product to update my routine, I'd had my eyes on the Benefit Gimme Brow for quite a while, so I thought it was time to purchase and see what all they hype was about. I'm not going to give too much of my thoughts away as a review is coming very soon! But wow.. definitely worth all the rave. (Stay tuned for the review coming very soon!)

The Australis Fresh and Flawless Pressed Powder is a holy grail product which you have probably already seen in previous posts. The finish, the feel on your face and the lasting power is simply  amazing. It's been my second time repurchasing and I can assure you that it's going to be in my collection for a very long time!

The Chi Chi Eye Brightener Pencil is the perfect 2 in 1 combo used as an eyebrow highlight, inner tear duct highlight and a perfect flesh tone for the waterline. The pencil includes a matt pencil used for the waterline and a shimmer side used for highlighting. I use this product every single day to make me look more awake and fresh looking and I don't know what else to say! It is a dupe for the Benefit's High Brow Pencil so if your looking for a cheaper alternative but just as good, definitely check out the Chi Chi Eye Brightener as well as other Chi Chi products.

To see a full review on the L'oréal True Match Foundation CLICK HERE.

Walking through Priceline I saw a cardboard stand with products by Savvy selling for $3! Of course this caught my eye and had to have a look. The first thing i picked up was this 'cheek balm' highlighter in the colour 'heavenly highlight'. The colour is a light pink with a golden undertone.. absolutely stunning! The formula is creamy and easy to blend and gives a stunning natural glow to the cheek bones, bridge of the nose, cupids bow, and also for the inner tear duct to brighten the eyes.

A perfect nail colour for all those in Autumn is the OPI's 'It's a doozi, says Suzi'. A perfect dark red with a slight hint of purple undertone. OPI nail polishes are high quality and i found dries really quickly. Please excuse the sloppy application in the photographs shown below, but they give you an accurate idea of how the colour looks after 3 coats.

To see a full review on the L'oréal False Lash Wings Mascara CLICK HERE.


Monday, 28 April 2014

Tips For Clear Skin!

If you are having troubles with acne or just simply want to brighten and even your complexion than just follow these easy tips and you'll be sure to notice a difference in your skin in no time! These tips have helped me over the duration of my skin clearing up, so I wouldn't be sharing them with you all if  I knew they were only a myth.


Keeping your skin hydrated is what I think is most important to keeping your skin looking good! Don't think that drying out your skin does anything but cause more breakouts due to unhealthy skin. So make sure that you are moisturising morning and night after applying serums and cleansing (whatever your routine consists of).  A moisturiser does wonders as it holds in all the products you have applied to your face. 

Inside Out

Healthy skin starts from taking care of your insides first. Once you start this process you'll start to see results through your skin almost instantly. Simple things like drinking lots of water and obtaining a healthy diet is some of the easy ways to have you and your skin looking and feeling healthy. Staying away from greasy foods and alcohol is an obvious when it comes to staying healthy.

Mineral Makeup

The type of makeup products you are using on your skin is yet another major possibility to your skin breaking out. 99% of foundations (not including mineral) clog your pores which is the leading cause to zits forming. Applying a mineral foundation and powder to your face allows your skin to breathe

Stay Clear of Bacteria

As bacteria is the main cause to pimples forming, here are a few tips and tricks to stay clear of bacteria.
- Don't go touching your face with dirty hands through the day and make sure to wash your hands before starting your skincare routines.
- Changing your pillow cases every now and again can really help with your skin as a lot of dirt from your face or hands, and wherever the pillow has been can transfer onto your skin.
- Cleaning your makeup brushes regularly is really important as dust and old makeup can sit in the bristles of the brush.


It has been scientifically proven that dairy products such as milk, cheese, yoghurts, etc are prone to causing breakouts. If you have been noticing your skin breaking out, try cut back on the dairy products and test it out for yourself and see wether you notice a difference in your skin clearing up.

Don't pick

This was (and still is) a big one for me as I always used to pick at my face which I know was a hugely bad habit. I know it can be tempting to try and get rid of a new whitehead that has come up over night, but its really important that you try your hardest not to touch it. Once you pop a pimple, the white head not only bursts up out of the skin, but it also pops under the skin which spreads the bacteria. Almost always after popping a pimple, a new pimple will form around the same area where the bacteria from the last pimple (that you popped) was.
However you can get rid of the whitehead hygienically by applying a hot sponge over the area to soften the blemish. After a minute or two you can then grab a tissue and gently swipe over the white head, or you can get the tissue over two fingers and slowly try to bring the head to the surface. Its really important that you do these steps with clean hands!


incorporating an exfoliator into your skincare routine at least once a week is important as it gets rid of dead skin cells that are laying on the upper surface of your skin. Exfoliating creates a smoother surface for applying makeup products and also skincare products are able to get deeper within the skins surface as there are no dead skin cells trapping its path. If you have pigmentation, acne, or just want a brighter complexion, use an exfoliator ladies!


Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Best of Drugstore Foundations: Review

A perfect base is essential to creating a flawless makeup look. In this post I'm going to give my thoughts on the best four foundations (I think) at the drugstore that I have used and tested.
 Buying new foundations is my favourite product to purchase as I love the different looks a foundation can give you, either dewy, satin or matte finishes and also the way it covers redness, blemishes, etc (depending on the foundation and its coverage). As you may have read in my Skincare Routine Post I talked about how I had suffered from bad breakouts with my skin. Well now that my skin has cleared up I am confident and excited to start trying out more foundations and finding new products that I love.
The four products I'm reviewing are the Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Foundation, L'oreal True Match, Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 and the Maybelline Fit Me Shine Free Foundation Stick.
Note: I use all foundations with the Ecotools Buffing Brush.
Note: I set all foundations the same using the Australis Fresh and Flawless Pressed Powder. 

L'oreal true Match

I have purchased this foundation twice already, and lets just say that I'm never not going to have this product in my collection.. Ever. The finish is a natural satin feeling as it doesn't feel wet or sticky when you touch it after applied. The coverage is medium but can be built up to a full coverage without it looking cakey. The foundation includes SPF17 which is always a bonus as you will most likely have your foundation on during the day and will protect your skin from the harsh sun. As stated on the bottle, the formula is super blendable and can be buffed into the skin really well, leaving a stunning natural finish. As the packaging contains a pump, it makes it a hygienic transition from the bottle to your face without the product being contaminated which can cause breakouts.

Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme

I have found this foundation to be so long lasting and wears very well during the day. I have had this foundation on when at a water park and it has completely stayed after water has splashed on my face going down slides.. it was amazing! It leaves a natural dewy finish and the consistency seems to look quite thick in the container, but once spread across the skin and buffed in really well it doesn't feel so very thick on your face. This is another product that I have purchased twice and was a really impressive foundation that I absolutely love. As there is no pump to the packaging, I suggest scooping the product onto your face with clean fingers and then applying a brush or whatever method you use to apply it. This will allow the product to stay germ free from dirty brushes entering the container. Also contains SPF20 which again is perfect for all day wear when you know your going to be in the sun.

Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1

This is a slightly new product I have purchased. I had used it once when I first bought it (when my skin was really bad) and found I had to use a couple coats over the affected area for more coverage. By doing this the foundation got noticeably cakey and didn't look quite nice. It had been sitting in my bathroom cupboard ever since, up until a week ago when I thought I better give it another try. After applying to a clean, smooth base the foundation went on so nicely and looked really nice on the skin. It blended and spread well across the face and left a satin to matte finish. This product would suit women with oily skin as it is a shine free formula. The bottle states that it has the lasting power of a primer, coverage of a concealer and blendability of a foundation in one. Personally I would say the lasting power is quite good, the coverage doesn't cover everything but little things like redness and small blemishes are hidden well, and the formula isn't perfect for blending but does a good job when you have enough of the product.
A tip for using this product is to make sure you buff it in really well into your skin to give that flawless look as it can look a little cakey if not done well and too much product is used in one place.

Maybelline Fit Me Shine Free Foundation Stick

When I first saw this product being advertised it didn't catch my eye at all. I thought, if the formula is drying it will drag on the face when applied and will be so hard to blend and buff into the skin, etc. I originally wanted to look for a product to use for cream contouring, so I saw this and thought I'd give it a go. I purchased it in a darker shade then my skin tone (310 Sun Beige) but as it turns out, its not far off my skin tone if I was tanned. How do I start... This product is amazing! So easy and quick to apply. Blends super nicely and smooth. Contains an anti-shine core which is perfect for oily skin types. The size is so convenient to just chuck in your purse or put in your makeup bag for travelling as it is quite small and rounded. The coverage is light to medium so perfect for everyday wear. It doesn't contain SPF so make sure to apply SPF moisturiser before hand or if you are going somewhere special and don't want a white flash back than this foundation is perfect for that. And of course for $15 (in Australia) you can't go wrong!