Monday, March 26, 2012

Mail of the week! 19 - 26 March!


First package was from Nzsale... a site I seem to be addicted to lately.
They were having a sale on Bershka jewellery, everything was $4 NZD - so thought I'd grab a few things..

Next came an awesome little black clutch from TVNZ, filled with U by Kotex goodies. It included a Flexinights Ultrathin pad, 2 Regular wing Ultrathin pads, 2 Breathable liners, 2 Xtra-thin liners and a pack of Regular tampons.
Love getting stuff like this for free - so useful. And the little black clutch is totally reusable! Be sure to get your own here.

A 5 day starter pack for combination & oily skin from Nivea.
I got this off their facebook page, by submitting a skincare tip - make sure you get yours too!

As part of the Nzgirl product review panel, I got sent this Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner in Blackest Black. I am so looking forward to trying this out tomorrow!

I have been wanting a Z Palette for a long time, so when I saw that Gracie Lou Ltd had a sale on them, I had to give in and purchase a leopard print one. So excited! I put my Venomous Cosmetics samples in it, just to see how cute it looks..

Butter London nail polishes are soo beautiful, but are so damn expensive... so of course, when I saw that nzsale had them for $17 NZD... well.. I couldn't resist..
Left to right: British Racing Green, Marrow, Pillar Box Red and Jaffa

Ok, last package from nzsale! I promise! Atleast until the next one arrives.. hahaha.
Essie polishes at $7 NZD each? Can you blame me?!
Left to right: Protein Base Coat, Shifting Power, Vermillionaire, Sexy Divide, Smokin' Hot and Pretty Edgy

Can't wait to see what I get next week!
Thanks for viewing!

Review: Venomous Cosmetics - I've been bitten!

Venomous Cosmetics was created by Tracy Porter, who combined her love of makeup with venomous animals. As a result, she strives to make colours that are as vibrant as their names suggest.

I first became interested in Venomous Cosmetics when I heard that they sell pressed eyeshadow samples. Who does that? At $2.00 USD a piece, they are very reasonably priced and are the same size as Yaby eyeshadows.

I picked up four eyeshadows: Fer-De-Lance (deep red-toned brown)

Chupacabra (medium plum purple with blue shift)

Gaboon Viper (cool toned smokey brown)

Caribbean Cruise (dirty teal with golden hints). Because the turn-around time was so long, Tracy actually upgraded my Caribbean Cruise eyeshadow to a full size one, and included some extras!

The extras she included were: Nightmare (periwinkle), Black Mamba (shimmery charcoal), Surfing the Gold Coast (bright medium blue with gold sparkle) and Purple People Eater (black with purple shift) loose samples, along with a pen. Yay!

Swatch time, left to right: Fer-de-Lance, Chupacabra, Gaboon Viper and Caribbean Cruise.

Left to right: Nightmare, Black Mamba

Left to right: Surfing the Gold Coast, Purple People Eater

I am really pleased with how pigmented all these shadows are. Both the loose and pressed varieties come out very true to colour, with a beautiful vibrant finish. The quality of these is definitely up there with Yaby and MAC in my opinion.
My favourite is probably Gaboon Viper, and I actually wore this to the Roger Waters - The Wall concert last month. Looked beautiful!
If you like the look of these, don't forget to check out their site and facebook page. I'm already planning my next purchase..

Thanks for viewing!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

NOTD: Egyptian!

Ancient Egyptian things have always fascinated me, so when I saw a youtube video on this design - I knew I had to replicate it.
I took the photo with my phone, sorry that it's a little blurry!

I finally had the excuse to use my Milani One Coat Glitter polish in Gold Glitz. I used two coats of it as the base coat. I did all the designs on the nails with acrylic paints. Really happy with how it turned out!
I think I might stick to using acrylic paints for any intricate designs I want to do in the future, it is so much easier to use.

I have a question for my amazing readers, what kinda things would you like to see more of on here? Comment below!

Thanks for viewing!

Monday, March 19, 2012

NOTD: St Pattys Day!

I hope you all had a great time celebrating St Patricks Day!
I knew I wanted to do a St Patty's Day theme for my nails, but I couldn't figure out what to do exactly. In the end I settled on a light green french manicure with a dark green four leaf clover design! Love how they turned out!

Here's what I used:
  • Kleancolor nail polish in Pink Sleepers as a base coat
  • Orly nail polish in Fresh as the french manicure 'tips'
  • Hello Kitty image plate, with Butter London British Racing Green as the four leaf clover
  • Orly Won't Chip as a top coat

Thanks for viewing!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...