Monday, August 31, 2009

NYX Round Lipstick - Power #629

Bought another NYX Round Lipstick since I'm on a roll. So far I have five of these cheap thrills and will be collecting more.

I have a thing about finding the perfect "smear it on anytime, anywhere" nude lipstick. Otherwise I would'nt wear lipstick at all because bold colours are too high maintenance!

At first I thought Thalia was too pale and now Strawberry Milk is the new "too pale". I was hoping that Power would be the medium.

It applies as velvety and creamy as Thalia. More wearable than Strawberry Milk as it is a touch darker although not the perfect nude since it's overtly pink lilac. Word of warning: if Power was anymore blue toned, you could look like you have hypothermia!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Nuffnang Freebie Pack Arrives

My freebie box arrived today and look what's inside!

While I was'nt particularly enthralled with the tuna and beans, I was happy with the $10 AUD gift card from the Coles/Myer group.

Not a bad incentive to sign up to Nuffnang, bloggers! Read the details of the offer in my previous post here.

Monday, August 24, 2009

NYX Round Lipstick - Strawberry Milk #595

Was feeling depressed on the weekend so I bought a little something to pick me up.

Remember my post on Ulta3 Allure 2 nail polish? If you wanted a lipstick that looked like the one Wendy James was wearing in I Want Your Love, or one to match the nail colour, then NYX Strawberry Milk is for you.

The colour resembles strawberry milkshake. It is paler than my skintone and when I first tried it, I was disappointed. The lipstick was very pale. Looked like I painted my lips with white zinc! Oh well, nevermind since it was only $2 AUD.

I've seen pics of girls who can pull the colour off but I looked like a freaky clown! The lipstick was streaky which only emphasised my dry lips.

After reading reviews in Makeupalley, I learned that the trick was to apply on primed lips with a light hand.

So after I applied Vaseline on my lips, I softly dabbed the lipstick on and indeed it made a pleasing difference. My lips were a pretty pale pink and looked fuller than normal.

A smidge of Strawberry Milk is all that was needed. It lasts well and there was no problems with streaking when applied this way. Love the fun nude pink colour. This is definitely a lipstick which I can wear everyday!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Because I'm Bored...

Took out all my nail polishes for a family photo.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Top End Slingbacks, Vicenza Wedges and Vintage Necklace

Please excuse these dodgy photos as I was too impatient to wait for daylight before taking them.

Summer's around the corner. Today I was melting in my beloved uggs so its time for warm weather shoes. Here is my latest op shop haul.

Top End Snakeskin Leather Heels $6 AUD - In pink nude and cream which goes with everything. I never had a chance to indulge in the nude heels trend until now! Unfortunately the straps keep slipping off my heels so I need Foot Petals and strappy strips.

Vicenza Red Slingback Wedges $4 AUD - comfy shoes made in Brazil and these were pristine. The leather is super soft calfskin.

Vintage Goldtone Necklace $5 AUD - Not usually a fan of wearing gold but when worn with a plain outfit, it blings the look tastefully. I like how unique it is :)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Freebie Alert! PS-I've Sold Out (Some More)

In a bid to gain new blogger memberships in Australia,
Nuffnang is running a competition which ends on Friday 11th of September 2009. If you are a member and inspire new members to sign up, you have a chance in winning a $500 Red Balloon voucher for some serious adventure or culinary indulgence.

Regardless of whether you win or not, if you sign up to Nuffnang before the deadline, you will receive a FREEBIE pack from their sponsors, Coles Group & Myer Gift Cards, Redken, John West, Leggo’s, and Spring Valley.

I've seen pics of the pack (I have yet to receive mine) and it's a generous parcel full of goodies including a $10 Coles/Myer gift card!

I've sold out (even more so) because I've placed Nuffnang ads in this blog in the hope that I will earn a few extra pennies. If you have a blog, you can do this too!

Anyway if the freebie pack is incentive enough for you, by all means sign up to the website and please kindly mention that I send you! ;)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Charles & Keith Grey Satchel Handbag

I was in Singapore recently to attend a friend's wedding.

On my way back to Sydney, I decided to use up my Singaporean currency at Changi airport. Came across a Charles & Keith store and was impressed with their range of shoes and handbags. Their style mimics European designer fashion and their items are affordably priced.

Most of their handbags are made of a synthetic but believeable leather-like material resembling lambskin. It was actually a plus because I needed a bag which can take rough treatment!

This bag is the perfect size to carry everything around in with ease. Hope it gets slouchier with use. It was $56 SGD duty free.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Brunswick and Chapel Streets

I was in Melbourne and managed to sneak in some shopping from my two favorite places of the city.

Could'nt indulge as I'm going to Singapore next week. As a token souvenir, I bought these black chatoyance (has a luminous sheen) faceted drop silver earrings for $2 AUD from Brunswick Street.

The triple strand long necklace was a bargain too. I bought it from Chapel Street, which I thought was for half price. I asked the sales assistant if it was $9 AUD to confirm and she said it was for $5. Whoopee, even better!

The necklace has a strand of chain and glass beads, and two strands of black acrylic beads and ribbon. I untied the ribbon strands so they can be worn separately so it's not too heavy looking for work.

Skin Benefits Anti-Wrinkle Under Eye Gel Patches

I'm hoarding sixteen packets of these.

I was in Newcastle and came across a cosmetic warehouse store in Hunter Street Mall. There were lots of cheap beauty items but the best purchase were these under eye patches. Each box were $1 AUD each. I bought one and after the first use, I got my friend to buy lots more!

A box contains 4 pairs so I'm set for the next two years.

The product is from Skin Benefits. It's from the UK and they sell for £2.50-£6 online.

They are "hydro-gel" patches which you stick under your eyes to moisturise and refresh them.

Advertising says the product "effectively reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while giving a revitalising cooling sensation on contact. Also helps with puffiness and dark circles.

Contains vitamins A & E, Green Tea and Gingseng extract. Ideal for travel, including long haul flights that dehydrate the skin."

These patches work (atleast cosmetically) although I use them differently than instructed. You're supposed to wear them for 15-30 mins whereas I wear them overnight. The next morning the skin under my eyes are moisturised, refreshed and don't crease when I smile. A huge plus!

The patches are comfortable to wear because they are soft and flexible. They certainly feel like they are made of gel.

If I'm tired looking, I'll use these to perk up. They were especially useful during my recent trip to Melbourne where I had long days. Makes me look like I've had sleep when I've actually had very little.

For the price and effectiveness-they are a STEAL! I would buy more but they might not have a shelf life longer than 2 years.


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