Thursday, May 31, 2012

May Favourites

May favourites time! Woooo!

Koji Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner
I've never really been a big fan of liquid liner, I've always felt that it never looked the way I wanted to, but this month I thought I'd give it a few extra chances and I fell in love. I think liquid liner gives a really bold and 'let's get down to business' look but also is very classic and timeless. I think it just really pulls together a look. 

Sephora 110 Foundation Brush (left)
I've always loved this foundation brush, it's not scratchy unlike the Sigma paddle shape foundation brush, but this month I've been really loving using this to apply my BB Cream. When I use this my face doesn't get dry in certain places by the end of the day and gives more coverage. 

Sigma F84 Angled Top Kabuki Brush (right)
I've always loved this foundation brush too, but this month I've really been loving using this to apply my Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation. It gives that same effects as I mentioned above. 

Lucas' Papaw Ointment
I've always used this to remove little eye makeup mistakes but I've realised that it's also really helpful for my little dry patches that pop up after I put on makeup. You can also use this as a highlighter to add a subtle natural glow 

Sigma Blending E25 Brush
I've noticed in pixi2woo's tutorials, that she often not only uses this brush for eye makeup, but also for blending concealer. I love it cuz the concealer blends so flawlessly, I use it with the Maybelline Fit Me concealer around the nose where I have redness. 

Artiste Professional Manicare Pointed Eyeliner Brush
After also watching Lisa Eldridge's tutorials, she often uses a pointed eyeliner brush to apply concealer precisely on imperfections, so I've been really loving doing that.

Clarisonic Delicate Brush Head
It was time for me to change my brush head and they ran out of the sensitive brush head so I ended up buying this one. Turns out this brush head is actually more suited for acne prone skin, so it's more suitable for me. But about a week after I bought this I saw an ad in Teen Vogue for the new Clarisonic Brush Head that is for just acne prone skin, so I think I'll try that out when I have to change brush heads again or something. 

Lush Aqua Mirabilis Body Butter
I ran out of my body scrub so I wanted to try a body butter from Lush because I thought the idea was really interesting. I absolutely love this body butter and I think I'm going to keep purchasing it when I'm finished. I love the nutty smell and my favourite part is that it doesn't leave an oily residue. It just really annoys me after I've used a scrub and I get out of the shower and my skin feels kinda slippery and that just makes me feel like I'm not fully clean, it's kinda weird. 

Kit Cosmetics Body Wash in Fresh Pear, Crisp Apple & Vanilla
I bought this a while ago and I only got round to using this this month. It's just like a basic shower gel but I really love the smell. It's a very fresh smell and makes me feel clean. The only downside is that the smell isn't very predominant and fades after a while, I wish it would last a little more post shower.

Maybelline Lasting Drama Eye Studio Gel Liner in Eggplant Aubergine
I've been really loving using this liner because it's fun but is also more natural than black liner as it's a softer look. But I don't think it's as creamy as other gel liners although I still use it because I just love the colour so much! 

Gap Legging Jeans
I've been absolutely obsessed with these legging jeans. They are just so incredibly comfortable but at the same time they are really flattering on me. 

Country Road Sweater
This sweater/jumper has been my go to sweater this month, I've just been wearing it so much! I love the mixing of the textures. The front is wool but the arms and back are cotton, so it's not really itchy. It's also sooooo warm!

Gap Flats
These are probably the most comfortable flats I own, I love em! I've just been loving Gap and I went to Gap for the first time this month. 

My Sweater Drawer!
I've been pulling this drawer out soooo much this month, especially as the weather gets colder. Sweaters/Jumpers are just so amazing because they're really warm and comfortable but can pull an outfit together really easily. 

My iPad!
Absolutely obsessed with this! I use to be the biggest iPad skeptic because I thought "what does the iPad do that a computer/iPhone doesn't do?" The reason I really love the iPad is because it's looks so much better to surf the web on a bigger screen than an iPhone but it's much more portable than a laptop! I love taking this to lectures because it's soooooo light!

A blue throw!
Sorry I don't remember where I got this throw, I have so many throws but this is just the one that I've had over my quilt on my bed because it's just been getting sooooo cold!

I'm also going to do May Wants this month because they've been quite a few things that I've really been wanting so I'll put that post up really soon!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Haul - Lush, Gap, Clarisonic & etc

Lush Jumping Juniper Shampoo Bar. I've never tried this one before but I have tried 3 other Lush Shampoo Bars that I love so I thought I might give this one a try too, especially because I do have oily hair but I don't want something that will absolutely strip my hair and make it dry. 

I got my Mum a Clarisonic Mia for Mother's Day and it came with a free gift and my Mum said she didn't need it so she'll give it to me haha. So it just came with a Clarisonic Makeup Bag and a Deep Pore Cleansing brush head. 

Miss Shop White Singlet to wear underneath clothes. 

Country Road Sweater. I absolutely love this jumper because the front is wool but the arms and back are cotton so it's not too itchy or anything and it just mixes the two different textures, I love it! 

So I went to Gap for the first time and I absolutely love it! Their jeans are amazing and it's so comfortable and works really well!

They had these flats on sale at Gap and they're so comfortable! They fold and can be put in a cute little pouch that they came in so they're fantastic for travel as well or to throw in your handbag if you are wearing heels and want to have a break after or something. 

These flats from Gap are the same concept as above.

These jeans from Gap are legging jeans and they are sooooo comfortable! They're also really warm for legging jeans which I love and they just look really flattering but are comfortable at the same time!

I also got from Gap a pair of coloured jeans, these are the skinny jean fit. I absolutely love the colour, it's a really nice pastel lavender colour. I also got a size up from what would fit my body in the most flattering way because they didn't have it in this colour and the other size, even though it was flattering on my body, it felt a little tight and I'm not a big fan of that, so this size looks fine on me and is still flattering but isn't that skinny fit. 

Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner in Eggplant Aubergine. This colour is absolutely gorgeous, I looooove it! It's a really fun pop of colour but looks softer than basic black gel liner. 

I freaked out when I discovered that T2 now have biscuits! I bought the Sencha Quince flavour and I love them! Honestly, they are quite expensive for only around 15 biscuits that have a diameter of around an inch/3-4 cm. But they do taste ahh-mazing and also has a really nice fresh after taste that I love. They taste quite buttery being shortbread but they're not mega sweet which I really like. 

Lastly, I just got these new iPod speakers from Logitech because the speakers in my bathroom are starting to break as I've had those speakers for longer than 5 years. 

Friday, May 11, 2012

Day 04 — Your favorite foundation (Mini Reviews)

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15 in Warm Beige 3.5
Source: Bobbi Brown Australia
This is my favourite conventional foundation for multiple reasons. First, in my opinion, it gives me the best natural finish but still covering imperfections, it has medium coverage. I just love how natural it feels, much like the way that the Chanel Vita Lumiere Aqua foundation feels. It is a really perfect foundation for combination skin as it is hydrating but not to the extent that my face looks oily or anything, it just feels very comfortable. I also looooove the shade selection the Bobbi Brown provides, there is always a shade for every skin tone! My shade is Warm Beige 3.5, this shade is perfect for me, even when I'm at my palest and in the summer when I naturally tanner. I do have the Chanel Vita Lumiere Aqua foundation and I prefer this one as it is my perfect shade (the Chanel one I have is in the shade B40 and it's a bit dark for me in the colder months) and I think the Bobbi Brown foundation lasts much longer on the skin.

Skin 79 Super + Beblesh Balm Triple Functions - Hot Pink
Source: skin79northamerica
I just had to include this as well. This isn't a typical foundation, but a BB Cream. It is the most natural looking and feels the lightest. It is also very build able and can be used to dab on spots for a bit more coverage. I still prefer the Bobbi Brown foundation but I love using the BB Cream for school, it doesn't even look like I'm wearing makeup but my skin looks much more radiant and better looking, haha. I also quite like using this in the summer as it is even lighter feeling than the Bobbi Brown foundation, which already feels very natural on the skin.