Life's a Climb... But the view's great!

Thursday, 31 January 2013






Just a quick post tonight beauties! I've just started my new job, so things are a little hectic at the moment, but I PROMISE many more blog posts are in the works!! 

In the mean time.. I've just filmed my January Favourites! Feel free to check it out below!! A full blog post is on its way xo





xo Lisa xo 

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Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Simple Summer Scarf Solution...


If your anything like me, scarves are one of you absolute favourite winter accessories. The perfect scarf, as you well know, has the ability to take an outfit from drab to fab. It's so sad that these miraculous pieces of material are seasonal... or are they??? 




Let me introduce you to my new best friend... The Scarf Vest!! In my opinion it is the perfect summer scarf solution! It allows you to have your cake and eat it too, so to speak, opening up an whole new world of possibilities for the humble scarf. 


Now, it's kind of difficult to describe the steps in writing, so I've filmed a quick video tutorial for you all! Trust me, it's worth a watch because this thing will change your life... no, seriously it will. 




Well, what are you waiting for??? I know you are dying to run and grab your favourite scarf and give it a go!!


I'd love it if you would post pics of yourselves looking amazing in your fabulous scarf vests.... Post them to me on Intagram, Twitter or Facebook!!


Have fun playing...
xo Lisa xo 
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Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Furless Haul, First Impressions & Giveaway



Oh My Goodness!!! I have reached 100 Subbies on My YouTube Channel!! YAY!! How exciting!! 

Please check out the video below and I would love it if you would enter my giveaway!! 

I know I have been a little behind the eight ball on my blog, but I PROMISE I have a few pieces in the works!! Most excitedly, I have a couple of Blog Tags coming up!!! 





Thanks so much for all of your support! You've made me smile so wide and I am completely blown away! 

xo Lisa xo 
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Thursday, 17 January 2013

Illamasqua Australia Rave





Being a Beauty Lover, I am always keen to discover new brands and products which could potentially change my life. Today, after hearing bits and pieces, I decided to check out the Illamasqua Counter at my local Myer. And let me tell you I was absolutely BLOWN AWAY!! I was inspired to blog a little about my experience and fill you guys in.... 

I was greeted by a beautiful girl called Victoria who was so friendly and helpful. She asked me if I had tried Illamasqua before and when I revealed my newbie status she was almost excited to share the brand with me.  She was more than happy to discuss the brand with me and tell me all about the fabulous products they have on offer. Also, and this is super, super exciting, she immediately gave me a voucher for two complimentary make-up transformations!!! This was just as an introduction to the brand, so that I could see the products in action... WOW!!! Now that's customer service!

Some of you may know that late last year Illamasqua stepped up to the plate in the fight for a fair price for beauty in Australia. Beauty products are ridiculously expensive in Australia, particularly in comparison with the rest of the world. Illamasqua has taken a stand against this by lowering their prices by 35% across the board! By doing so us Aussie pay essentially the same price as our friends in the UK. Finally, a company that cares about its customers and their needs! I am so impressed by this and I feel that Illamasqua deserves our support. In my opinion, if Illamasqua can demonstrate that it is viable for cosmetics companies to lower the RRP here in the land down under, then other companies may follow suit. Which means less hunting around online to find the products I want, at a price that wont completely break the bank. So, with that said, I strongly urge you to support Illamasqua in some way, shape or form and maybe, just maybe, some other brands will lower their prices too.

Anyway, moving right along.... I checked out a few of their products, but being a little poor at the moment I only picked up one. I grabbed their Cream Blusher in Dixie... and Oh Em Geee I am in LOVE!!! It is phenomenal. I am so impressed by it! It is so, so soft and creamy, out of this world pigmentation and it blends like a dream. Seriously, I literally dipped my finger in once, tapped it on to my cheeks and blended it out to cover my entire cheek. The tiniest amount goes the longest way. I am speechless! Truly an impressive product and I NEED more ASAP!!! 




I am really excited by Illamasqua as a brand and as a company. I am looking forward to exploring them more and sharing my experiences with you all. I will definitely be taking advantage of the complimentary make-up transformation and I will be sure to let you all know how it goes. If you have an Illamasqua counter nearby I highly recommend that you stop by and check out this awesome brand. In the mean time do check out my Illamasqua Australia Rave Video and subscribe to My Channel so you can keep up to date with my discoveries. 

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Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Since starting this blog I have given a lot of thought to what I want to do with it and what I hope to share with you all. I truly love writing this blog and I find so much joy in it. I want to be able to give a little something back to you all. Being a beauty lover, it is a given that I am also a bit of a beauty collector... I wanted to utilise this in someway so that I could share with you all my thoughts and opinions on a few of the products out there.


I have decided to create a series of in-depth reviews on various products; I am calling them "Day2Night Impressions". Essentially, I will vlog and blog about my experiences with particular products over a full day of wear. You will join me from the initial application to the end of the day, giving you a first hand view of the products in use. I want to be able to provide you all with an insight in to the products, as well as sharing with you all my views. 

I have decided to start by testing some foundations. I feel that foundations can be rather tricky to purchase; it's really difficult to get a good impression of the product from a simple swatch. Hopefully these Day2Night impressions will help make the selection process a little easier. 



I have done a quick introduction video which explains it a little more and reveals the first few foundations that I will be testing!! 

Let me know in the comments below what you think of this new project!! 

xo Lisa xo 

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Tuesday, 15 January 2013

My Makeup Collection & Storage

Some of you may recall my Beauty Bar Bliss blog post from late last year when I was toying with the idea of starting a blog. This new venture of mine has blossomed since then an grown beyond my wildest expectations. Thank you so much for making my dreams come true!! xxxxxx




I have just uploaded another video for you guys, this one features my Makeup Collection & Storage! My collection is not too fabulous, but it's growing and i absolutely love it!!! I hope you enjoy.....


Also, I just wanted to say that I am not intending to brag through this video. I feel very fortunate for what I have and my husband and I work very hard so that we can treat ourselves occasionally. 

If you have any questions about any part of my collection or storage, feel free to ask!!! 

xo Lisa xo 
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Monday, 14 January 2013

TAG - Summer Lovin'

YAY!! I was tagged in another video on YouTube!! How Exciting!!!



This tag is called the Summer Lovin' Tag! I was tagged by the lovely Ainsley from TheAinsleeyx. You can see her her video here.




You Can see my video above, or you can check out My Channel! I'd love it if you subscribed <3

AND GUESS WHAT.... 

TAG YOU'RE IT!!!

 I tag you all to do this video!! Here are the questions....

1. Top 3 Summer Beauty Must Haves

2. Perfect Summer Scent

3. Must have Summer accessory

4. Your summer nail polish colour

5. WYR swim at the beach or in a pool?

6. Over summer WYR give up late nights or sleep ins?

7. You are spending the day at the beach/pool do you wear makeup? (If yes what?)

8. Favourite summer holiday/vacation spot?

If you make videos please leave your Tag as a video response. If you don't comment below either here or on the video! I'd love to hear all of your answers!!

Thanks so much for reading!!

xo Lisa xo


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Sunday, 13 January 2013

Essence Haul & First Impressions

The other day I did a little bit of 'Whoopsie' shopping at Priceline... But it totally wasn't my fault!! I had been seeing heaps of Aussie Gurus raving about some Essence Products and I just HAD to have them!! I am blaming this spending spree on my lovely friends DOMMsmilesJordy from Jordy's Beauty Spot and Sophie from Born To Buy, pop on over and check 'em out, tell them Lisa sent you <3





Here's a list of what I purchased.... 

Essence Eyeshadow in #58 Cappuccino, please! $3.25

Essence Stay All Day Long Lasting Eyeshadow in #09 For Fairies. $5.50

Essence Stay With Me Longlasting lipgloss in #08 Deep Rose $3.95

Essence Stay With Me Longlasting lipgloss in #02 My Favourite Milkshake $3.95

Essence Lip Liner in #11- In The Nude

Essence Gel Eyeliner in #01 Midnight in Paris $5.95

Essence Silky Touch Blush in #10 Adorable $4.95

Essence 50’s Girls Reloaded Eyeshadow Duo in #03 Come On Board Captain! $4.95

Essence 50’s Girls Reloaded Eyeshadow Duo in #01 I’m A Marine Girl $4.95

Essence 50’s Girls Reloaded Nail Polish in #04 Love Me Tender $3.50

Essence 50’s Girls Reloaded Eyepencil in #03 Love Me Tender $1.95

Essence 50’s Girls Reloaded Eyepencil in #01 You’re A Heartbreaker $1.95

Essence 50’s Girls Reloaded Eyepencil in #02 I’m A Marine Girl $1.95



Stay tuned for further reviews and impressions of these products!! 

I have posted a Video of my haul and my first impressions. Please check out my My Channel and I'd love it if you subscribed!! 

Until next time ...

xo Lisa xo 


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Saturday, 12 January 2013

TAG: Six Products I Couldn't Live Without


Hey Guys!! Just a quick post to let you all know that I have posted a new video on My Channel.

It is my first ever TAG video!!! YAY!!! How Exciting!! I was tagged by the lovely Nikki at nikkev19. I definitely recommend checking her out! she's an absolute doll!!

I am working on a detailed blog about the Six Products I Couldn't Live without, so stay tuned for that!!!

What six products couldn't you live without???

xo Lisa xo


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Wednesday, 9 January 2013

New Video!!

Hi my lovelies!!



Just a quick post to let you all know that I have just uploaded a new video to my YouTube Channel ! I'd love it if you would pop over and check it out! Feel free to subscribe, thumbs up and share, share, share.

My new video is a Beauty Babble featuring the Balm Jovi Palette that I recently blogged about. To read my full blog post Click Here.

Thanks heaps for all your support!
 
xo Lisa xo
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Guess Who's on YouTube...???

Hi guys!!!

I am so excited to say that I have just uploaded my VERY FIRST video to YouTube.

I have uploaded a video all about my Favourites of 2012! You may remember reading about my Top12 of 2012, all of these, plus more amazing products feature in my video. Click here to watch my video!



I would absolutely love it if you could pop over to My Channel and subscribe so that you'll always know when I upload!

Thank you all so much for your support so far and I look forward to embarking on this exciting journey with you throughout 2013.

xo Lisa xo
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Beauty Babble Featuring Essence Lip Liners

First of all.. A MASSIVE SHOUT OUT to the amazing DOMMsmiles for introducing me to Essence Lip Liners in her Best of Essence Video. She raved about these Lip Liners, so I thought I'd better get right on to checking them out! And let me tell you, they didn't disappoint. Stay tuned to find out why...




 Being a poor uni student, I am always on the hunt for inexpensive makeup products that are of exceptional quality. As discussed in my first edition of Beauty Babble, I recently started using Ulta3 lipsticks. They are a prime example of a cheap product that is of fantastically high quality. So I am pleased to announce that once again I have discovered an remarkable product, which comes with an even more remarkable price tag!

Essence Cosmetics can be found at your local Target and Priceline, and trust me when I say that their stand is worth a glimpse. I picked up a whole range of delightful goodies, which I am currently playing with and I'll keep you posted on my thoughts.

Initially, I just purchased on of the Lip Liners... why I don't know, I think I was trying to be sensible. Well that didn't last! I wore the In The Nude liner out for dinner and I was sold. I headed straight back to Target the next day and bought the entire collection. These Lip Liners are sensational. And... are you ready for it??? They have a RRP of $1.95!!! Can you say Bargain??? And to top it off, I got them on sale, these babies cost me $1.45 each. WOW. I now have an amazing collection of lip liners and it cost me well under 15 bucks.

But there are more to these lip liners than just an attractive price point. They are so creamy and glide effortlessly on to the lips. I enjoy wearing them either as a liner or as an overall lip colour, as a base or on its own. I find that they blend seamlessly, are not drying and are very long wearing. In my opinion these are as good as, if not better, than my other lip liners which cost me at least ten times the price.

I could find 8 colours in the range at my local Target. I am really impressed with the colour varieties. There's a decent range, and I am finding that there is a liner to suit any look I am going for. Let's take a closer look at the range....


Top to Bottom: #10 Femme Fatale, #08 Red Blush,
 #04 Honey Bun, #05 Soft Berry, #06 Satin Mauve,
 #03 Hot Chocolate, #07 Cute Pink, #11 In The Nude

Top to Bottom: #10 Femme Fatale, #08 Red Blush,
 #04 Honey Bun, #05 Soft Berry, #06 Satin Mauve,
 #03 Hot Chocolate, #07 Cute Pink, #11 In The Nude
(With Flash)

Top to Bottom: #10 Femme Fatale, #08 Red Blush,
 #04 Honey Bun, #05 Soft Berry, #06 Satin Mauve,
 #03 Hot Chocolate, #07 Cute Pink, #11 In The Nude
(Without Flash)


So, if you're looking for a great quality product with a price tag that's kind on the bank account I highly recommend that you check out the Essence Lip Liners. In fact, I would suggest that you explore the entire range that Essence has to offer. It's refreshing to discover a product, that is of such amazingly high quality, with an exceptionally low price. Essence is doing a great job and I can see myself as being a very happy customer of theirs for a long time to come.

Have you tried any Essence products?? Let me know in the comments below what you think! Or Tweet me @EsteemBeautyxo, I'd love to hear your thoughts and recommendations.

xo Lisa xo 
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Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Beauty Babble Featuring Ulta3 Lipsticks

Welcome to Beauty Babble... A series of blog posts featuring products I've tried and tested. I'll be giving you the 4-1-1; all the details you need on some of THE most talked about products.

Following MissTango2 on Instagram led me to discover Ulta3 Lip Sticks. She posted this amazing picture of the Ulta3 Stand at her local Terry White Chemist. Initially, I noticed the impressive colour selection. There were just so many colours to choose from! But then, after studying the photo, I saw something rather alarming. The price. The display advertised the lipsticks as being $2.95 each for the regular and $3.95 for the matte varieties. I was shocked and excited all at once; obviously I NEEDED to have them immediately.

Exploring the Ulta3 stand is like a dream come true. I went swatch crazy. The colours were all so amazing, it was almost impossible to choose. I ended up decided upon 5 shades that I feel in love with on first swatch. I know, very tame of me :)

L to R:
031 Misty Mauve, 034 Brown Sugar, 019 Forever Fawn, 026 Rosa, 040 Coral Reef

L to R:
031 Misty Mauve, 034 Brown Sugar, 019 Forever Fawn, 026 Rosa, 040 Coral Reef
All I can say is WOW!!! These lippys literally make me speechless. They are phenomenal!!!

The first thing that strikes you about these lippies is the packaging. Ulta3 has done an exceptional job. The bargain price certainly doesn't mean low quality, in fact the packaging of these lipsticks is among some of the best I've ever seen. What I really love is the fact that the colour is clearly visible. It makes it easy to store and even easier to select the colour you desire when reaching for it. I give Ulta3 a massive two thumbs up; they've clearly thought about the packaging and more importantly about their consumers and their needs.

I absolutely LOVE the colours I purchased. I have been wearing them non-stop since I got them in late December, 2012.

031 Misty Mauve is a beautiful deep pink tone matte lipstick. I have been thrashing this one and I am really enjoying it. The Matte formulation is not drying at all; it goes on the lips beautifully and has impressive staying power.


031 Misty Mauve

031 Misty Mauve

034 Brown Sugar is another matte shade. It's a gorgeous deep nude brown and once again the formula is so creamy and feels amazing on the lips. I have really loved this colour for night time looks, when I'm after something a little more natural.

034 Brown Sugar

034 Brown Sugar


019 Fawn Fever is lighter brown tone nude shade. I absolutely adore this lipstick. For me it is the perfect nude shade lipstick. It glides on effortlessly and gives the lips a stunning glow. I have been reaching for this quite frequently, I enjoy wearing it on a daily basis or when I've created a more dramatic eye.


019 Fawn Fever 

019 Fawn Fever 

026 Rosa is a deep brown-pink tone nude with a gorgeous sheen. It's lovely for giving your lips a touch of pink colour, while still maintaining the dignity of a nude and natural. It's a fabulous tone and works really nicely with a smokey eye.

026 Rosa

026 Rosa

040 Coral Reef is a stunning bright pink toned coral which gives your lips an amazing pop of colour. I love it for summer and I can see this being my go to shade of the season. This colour is so pigmented it's insane! I have been enjoying applying this colour to the lip, blotting, then applying a second coat to ensure the colour is long lasting.

040 Coral Reef

040 Coral Reef

Finally, let's talk formulation. It's gorgeous. All of the lipsticks, both matte and normal, are so very creamy and moisturising. they honestly feel so very luscious on you lips, making them ideal for all day wear. The colour pay off and pigmentation is a good as any lipstick I've used. All in all, an amazing product that is absolutely worth a look.

Overall, the Ulta3 lipsticks are a great way to add to you lipstick collection. There are wide range of colours to choose from, making them an excellent option when wanting to try out a new/unusual colour. Furthermore, at just $2.95 for the normal and $3.95 for Matte they are unbeatable in terms of value for money, you seriously can't go wrong. If you haven't already checked them out, I strongly suggest that you do.

Hit me up on Twitter @esteembeautyxo and let me know what you think of Beauty Babble and what products you would like to see featured throughout 2013.


xo Lisa xo 
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Sunday, 6 January 2013

The New Love of My Life... theBalm: Balm-Jovi

First of all... So sorry I haven't been around the last few days. I finally returned back home from 9 weeks aways from home. I am so happy to be back home, but there is so much to do!! But I'm back now and I am planning to be a lot more focused now that life is returning to normal. So, please stay tuned!

Anywho... Today I wanted to share with you the new love of my life... Balm-Jovi by theBalm Cosmetics. I first heard about this little pocket rocket when my Top YouTuber of 2012Jodik76 from Goo Roo Beauty, mentioned it in one of her amazing Collective Hauls. I was intrigued by the concept; a complete face solution in one handy, compact palette. As a frequent traveller, I am always on the look out for an easy solution that I can quickly reach for as I'm packing at the last minute.

Lucky for me, I managed to pick up this palette in the after christmas sales. I was walking through David Jones in Adelaide and I noticed a Clearance Bin... obviously I stopped and to my absolute delight there it was... Balm-Jovi on sale at a steal of a price, just $31.45!! How could I say no??? I rummaged through to find one in perfect condition, and I now have a new love in my life. I absolutely adore this palette, and I thoroughly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a great, versatile, high quality, value for money and unique face palette. Keep reading and I'll tell you why...

Let me break it down for you...


Presentation




The first thing that jumps out at you with this palette is the art work. It's such a clever design. Reminiscent of a Rock Concert Poster, your mind immediately filled with images of the music industry and the sounds of your favourite rock beats. Their attention to detail is second to none, right down to the clever play-on-words used throughout the entire palette. Now, I know that presentation doesn't make a palette, but I personally love that theBalm takes the time to design a product with such detail. It shows that they have pride in what they do and, more importantly, that they love what they do. They don't just pick a few colours and chuck them in a palette; there is a very thorough process at play, right from the initial concept idea through to the design and execution of their products.

As with all of theBalm products, the Balm-Jovi palette has a slip cover. I'm kind of 'meh' about these. They don't really make a huge difference to me; honestly, I could live without it, but I don't mind living with it. The palette cover is cleverly split in to two, with the top part opening to reveal the powder products and the bottom section protecting and separating the cream products. Both covers are magnetised and snap shut, which I love. Once again that adds to the transportability of the palette, so another big plus in my book! The palette also features a decently sized mirror which is in the shape of a love heart; A-dor-a-ble I know!!!! The bottom flap gives 4 look suggestions, which, in my opinion, is a nice touch.




Overall, for presentation I give this palette 5 stars. To be honest, It's hard to fault and theBalm should be very proud of their achievements.



Products

Eye Shadows 






Heavy Metal Collection - Shimmers 








Metal-ica is a beautiful snow-white colour which has a gorgeous sheen to it and almost a silver-ish shimmer. I love it as an inner corner colour; I find it is very blend-able and easy to work with. The only negative is that it can be slightly powdery, but if I just tap off the excess it's absolutely no problem at all, so kind of a moot point.

Iron Maid-In is probably one of my favourite eye shadows in the entire palette. It is a stunning neutral, almost nude colour with gold-ish undertones and sheen. Being a gold girl, I absolutely love this colour. I find it to be very versatile; I've been able to wear it all over the lid, in the inner corner, under the eye as an eye liner or even as a highlighter on the inner corner or the brow bone, depending on the look. The shadow itself is very buttery and is a pleasure to work with.

Lead Zeppelin looks lovely in the pan; a deep moss colour with gold shimmer. While its colour payoff is not the best, I still love this colour. I find that it works well and is very wearable. It looks nice all over the lid or as a crease colour. I enjoy the gold shimmer and I find that it works well will Iron Maid-In. It's brilliant as a transition colour to take a golden-glow day time look to a more dramatic night time eye.

Alice Copper is a sensational plum-burgandy colour. I love using it with my Maybelline Color Tattoo in Pomegranate Punk. I recently used this colour in the crease to create a smokey plum coloured eye and it was absolutely gorgeous. In my opinion it is the perfect shade for those who love bright colours but are a little afraid to use them. It is a great shadow to work with and I find it blends seamlessly.

Classical Collection -  Mattes








Adagio is an amazing matte skin tone colour with a subtle pinkish undertone. It is a lovely brow bone or inner corner colour; I also enjoy using it on the inner third as, with it's buttery consistency, it blends like a dream! It's not even funny how much I've been using this colour since I got this palette.

Allegro is an impressive mid-tone matte brown which is similar to Buck by Urban Decay. I actually think I prefer Allegro as it has more of a gold undertone and therefore works nicely with gold-tone colours such as Iron Maid-In or Half Baked, which is my all time favourite and most worn eye shadow, period. I love Allegro as an all over the lid colour, in the crease or as a blending out colour. Let's be honest, you can never have too many matte browns...

Moderato is a deep purple-brown matte colour which is lovely for creating a deep brown smokey eye. It looks amazing in the outer corner or in the crease. Colour pay-off is not exceptional but it's very build-able, which I like; once again it means that I can work with it with confidence, slowly creating the deeper look I'm after.

Presto is an elegant deep reddish-brown with a similar colour payoff to Moderato. Fabulous in the outer corner, in the crease or all over if you're wanting a more dramatic look. In my opinion it's a very wearable colour; it looks more intense in the pan than it does on the lid. Love it.


Alternative Collection - Shimmers







Blink 1982 is a stunning mauve colour with the slightest gold shimmer, that is so amazingly beautiful on the lid. I have literally used this to bits already. I adore it. It looks dazzling all over the lid, in the crease, as a liner, in the inner, middle or outer third, pretty much any where you want to use it and how ever you want to use it. What a colour, what a texture, WOW, love it.. my pick of the palette.

The Stroke is a deep navy blue, almost black colour with a hint of blue shimmery glitter particles. Great for creating a smokey eye or for using as a liner; it has exceptional colour payoff and is an all round good quality shadow.

Rem is a spectacularly soft lilac colour which has the slightest sheen. I've really been enjoying this colour on the inner corner when using the purple tones in the palette to create a smokey eye. It's a great colour to work with and it's very blend-able. Watch out for fall out though; it is quite powdery. I tap it off on my hand before applying to the lid to avoid any messy situations.


Face






Disco Disco Solid Gold is my new favourite highlighter. Its a gorgeous gold tone luminizer which just gives the most sensational glow to the top of your cheek bones. It blends seamlessly and sits beautifully on the skin, not looking powdery or cakey. It is fabulous as an inner corner or brow bone highlight if you want to give those areas a glorious gold glow. It works well with my skin tone and is extremely pigmented, a definite winner and a new go-to product.

Pop! Pop! Don't You Want Me is the most pigmented blush I think I have ever used- you literally need the tiniest amount to give your cheeks a healthy, luscious glow. It blends well and easily buffs in the the skin. As with all Balm blushes it can also be used as an eye shadow, and I have really been enjoying it to add some warmth when blending out the crease.


Lips








Milly is the perfect nude lip colour. It provides just the right amount of pinkness to the lips while still maintaining the beauty of the natural lip. I have been wearing it endlessly; it has decent staying power, is extremely moisturising and give the lips a subtle glowing sheen.

Vanilly is a rock star worthy bright red; it has the same formulation as Milly, full of moisture and feels beautiful on the lips. In my opinion it looks very different swatched than in the pan, but still a great lip colour.

What I love most about these lip products is that you can layer them and create your own unique colour to perfectly match you look. Also, they are also usable as creme blushes. I am yet to try them out, but given their creamy consistency I am confident that they will blend nicely and look lovely on the cheeks.


The Final Cut


A definite winner for me! The whole palette is well thought out and executed. It is very versatile, there are so many different looks that you can create with this palette; the possibilities are endless. If you're a person who love makeup and enjoys playing around with different looks then you definitely need to check this palette out. Similarly, if you are looking for a great all-in-one solution then this baby is worth a look.  I can't recommend theBalm's Balm-Jovi Face Palette enough and I am actually thinking of grabbing a couple extra for presents for family and friends. At just over $30 at David Jones you can't go past this palette in terms of quality and value for money. 







Thanks so much for reading. If you enjoyed this blog please follow me, much more to come.. I'm just getting started!!

xo Lisa xo 



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Thursday, 3 January 2013

Current Sales... Too Good To Miss!

For us Shopaholics this is the best/worst time of year.... You guessed it... once again it's Sale Time!!! That amazing time of year that you absolutely love, but your bank account dreads. If you're like me you are subscribed to EVERY single VIP list possible, which means your inbox is currently overloaded with a huge variety of sales and offers from all of your favourite shopping destinations.

I wanted to quickly draw your attention to one which you simply cannot afford to miss! Chemist Warehouse  has up to 60% off a wide range of beauty products!! Wow, Wow, Wow!!! Wait... it gets better. They have.... deep breath.... a MASSIVE 50% off their complete range of  Maybelline, Revlon and Rimmel. Eeeeekkkk!!!

Needless to say I wanted to go a little crazy.... but I didn't. I had to restrict myself. I picked up a few bits and pieces I'd been wanting, but I definitely could have bought more.... Luckily the sale is still on, so I may pop back and grab a few extra things I've been lusting over!

Check out what I bought....


As you know from my Top12 of 2012 I absolutely love the Maybelline 24 Hour Color Tattoos, so it's no surprise that they are my pick of the sale. Selling at just over $5, you can't go past this bargain! I grabbed #30 Pomegranate Punk, #25 Bad to the Bronze and #05 Too Cool. I absolutely love these, so I was excited to find them in Australia at such a great price.  

Rimmel London Kate Moss Lipstick in colour 03

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles in colour 60 Brightener

My obsession with Revlon Lip Butters continues... picked up colour 095 Creme Brulee. 

Another gem from Revlon... Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Adore. 

A Revlon Romance...??? Couldn't leave behind MakeupByTiffanyD's recommendation of this Revlon Colorstay Smoky Shadow Stick in colour 201 Torch. 

I recently watched MakeUp Geek's How to Look Fresh & Dewy Tutorial, in that she recommended using a creme blush for creating the best dewy effect. So I had wanted to grab one... figured at 50% off I would give the Revlon Photoready Creme Blush in colour 100 Pinched a try... 



I remember hearing Goo Roo Beauty mentioning the Rimmel London Scandaleyes range in one of her recent videos, so I decided to pick up a couple of products to try out. First I got the Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl in colour 004 Taupe. 

And, I couldn't go past this Waterproof Gel Eyeliner in colour 001 Black, also from Rimmel London. 




So what are you waiting for!! I know you're itching to get down to your local Chemist Warehouse and go a little crazy! You've got to be quick though... according to my local, the sale finishes this Sunday, 6th January 2013.

Be sure to let me know what you pick up! Please comment below as to what blogs you would like to see from me in 2013. I would love and appreciate your input.

Thanks for reading!

xo Lisa xo 



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