Friday, September 25, 2009
So here's an idea.
We all know MAC pigment/glitter samples are available for purchase in a lot of websites but they are all based in the US. I'm thinking to sell pigment samples on my blogspot for those of you who reside in Australia just to save all of us a bit on shipping and handling. I might even throw in some paintpot samples!
This is just an idea for now.
If you're interested or would like to see some Australia-based MAC pigments to be purchased, leave a comment below.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
So here I was browsing on eBay for some random stuff in hope to get them for a cheaper price than normal retail prices in stores and I came across these beauties ... so obviously I had a huge haul from an eBay seller (Check her out!) to test out these products! Reviews on these are coming up ...
Look familiar, no? Familiar again, no? If not, seriously think again!
Coming Up ...
Friday, September 11, 2009
"Pinctada Margaritifera – is a species of oyster that creates mother of pearl, which operates and presents great analogies with the skin tissues. The mother of pearl contains abundant organic and mineral components, and exceptional diversity of bioactive molecules. Directed by Dr. Evelyne Lopez, in close collaboration with the National Centre for Science Research (CNRS) and National Museum of Natural History in France, these molecules are patented under a cocktail formula named BIO-CRYSTAL and a remarkable cosmetic range Na©r.® is introduced.
Na©r.®stimulates dermis cells, and leads to epidermis regeneration, which acts effectively in the cutaneous protective tissues. It also acts on microcirculation and fibroblasts to promote skin dermal matrix activity. Its organic component stores a large quantity of molecules in facilitation of these activities:
- Proteins: provides resistance and firmness to skin
- Proteoglycanes: retains moisture and promotes hydration
- Cytokines: agents that stimulate cellular coordination
- Adhesion Proteins: restores cutaneous cohesion
- Polysaccharides: purifies and nourishes"
I have been using NACR for a couple months now to test out what my sister was constantly raving about! I bought their products from sasa.com (Australia) as a package deal - Gentle Cleansing Water & Gentle Facial Mask.
The Gentle Cleansing Water claims to ...
"Cleanses, Tones, Soothes
As pure as the water in lagoons, Gentle Cleansing Water is the first essential 3-in-1 beauty care. As gentle as milk, it removes make-up from the face, eyes and lips. It takes off all types of make-up including the last trace of mascara and does not irritate the most sensitive eyes. With BIO-CRYSTAL (Nacre) elements, and Panthenol Vitamin B5, it tones and harmonizes the skin and gently refines the texture of the epidermis. Rosa Centifolia acts as antioxidant to combat free radicals. "
NACR Gentle Cleansing Water
Does it do the job?
Hell yeah! Not only does it remove make up such as the foundation that you leave out when using facial wipes or normal makeup removers, but it also remove the sebum that build up on your skin through out the day! The toner has a slight fragrance smell to it but it doesn't smell bad at all! The bottle has a pump for dispensing the product, and all you need is 2-3 pumps on your facial pads to cleanse your face. It's awesome! What's even better, SASA always have these special promotions for NACR. I bought an extra 2 bottles as back up! It's got to be good right?
The Gentle Facial Mask claims to ...
"Regenerates, Hydrates, Soothes
The Gentle Facial Mask has a fresh, foamy and melting texture. Its rich protein content reinforces the firming effect, while Cyclomethicone offers extraordinary healing effects for scars, and meanwhile soothes fatigued skin, smoothes out stress lines, and enhance skin suppleness. Vitamin E protects the skin from oxidization and enhances radiance by oxygenation of the skin."
NACR Gentle Facial Mask
Does it do the job?
I can't even begin to tell you how awesome this facial mask is! I tend to have dry skin after my showers because of the dry weather in Australia, especially during winter! This stuff moiturises my skin and leaves it baby soft! I can't think of anything bad to say about their masks and I have been thinking about getting a few more during their promotions!
I'd definitely give both products a 5/5! Let me know if you have tried any of their products, and what you think of them!
I am in no way helping the company to promote their products or have any affiliation with them. These are purely reviews I'm doing at my own will. All extracts taken from sasa.com!
You can get their products from SASA! Click HERE to check out their products!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Urban Decay Primer Potion ($17)
Cliche Cosmetics Eyeshadow Base ($10)
In order to make a fair test on these two products, I used Urban Decay Primer Potion on my left eye and Cliche Cosmetics on my right eye. I didn't aply both products at the same time, but did them seperately. Applying primer/base, eyeshadow ... then repeating the same thing on the other eye so the primer wouldn't dry out while I'm doing one eye. I did not retouch on the colours that I have lost from all the blending to give you a good idea of how much effort it takes for each product to blend.
The eyeshadows I used are from the new MAC Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection quad in Photorealism.
What was my conclusion?
Cliche Cosmetics Eyeshadow Base, hands down!
The eyeshadows were so much easier to blend after applying the base, compared to UDPP. UDPP doesn't allow you to move your eyeshadows around as much as Cliche Cosmetics does. You will still have time to blend out those horrible harsh lines with ease without losing too much colour on the way! Because you don't have to blend as much, Cliche Cosmetics base can keep your eyeshadow colours intact without having to touchup! It's awesome! What's even better, it is $7 cheaper than Urban Decay!
The only downfall is it only comes in 'Light'. I'm a NC30 for MAC and it is alright for me ... but if you have much darker skintone, it may appear too ashy.WATCH THIS ON MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL HERE!
Hope this helped out those of you who are debating between UDPP and Cliche!
Good Luck! :)
Monday, September 7, 2009
- Cocomotion all over the lid
Sunday, September 6, 2009
MAC recently came out with their Graphic Garden Collection that included 2 eyeshadow palettes, 2 lipstick sets and 2 brush sets. It kind of reminds me of the Holiday collections that they come out with every year. These were originally exclusive to Nordstrome in the U.S. and I was shocked to see them released in Australia. The holograpic palette designs were neat and the colours were definitely different to the Holiday 2008 collection (which is a bonus)
Haven't had the time to play around with the colours but I am excited! I will definitely try doing a few looks with these when I am done with cramming two assignments that are due this week! School has been absolutely insane!!
So taking time aside from school work, I have been trying to rearrange my dresser/bookshelf. My makeup collection, especially MAC is growing like a kid hitting puberty. Weird anaology I know. ha! So here is what I came up with ... the purple/white drawer was the most recent purchase from the Reject Shop and I just mixed the colours around with my black/white drawer to make it look cooler. What do you think?
Ohh I'm excited about the new MAC Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection that's being released tomorrow in stores! They're already up on their website but I definitely have to go check out some of the colours before buying anything ... I already have a wishlist for what I want to get so fingers crossed I won't overspend! Any suggestions on what is good? The quads look tempting ... and definitely the pigments and technakohls ... oh dear!
Here are some facts about me ...
- I'm a double major student studying Architecture and Landscape Architecture in Australia.
- I used to play the piano but stopped after my Grade 6 exam
- I've moved out of home since the age of 18 ...
- I love food, except for pineapples and corriander (is it considered a food?)
- I love to shop and splurge money on things I probably won't use or need
I'm a typical girl who loves life, makeup and gossip ... what do you love?