Friday, March 29, 2013

Daily Makeup Products - March 2013


It's interesting to see the variety of products you use on your face every now and then! I tend to use the same products everyday.

So far, I've noticed one consistent product from  2011 and 2012. (I bought a few of them!)




1. Australis HD Paparazzi Perfect Foundation
2. Stila Convertible Colour in Lillium
3. Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder in Natural
4. Shiseido Perfect Mascara Full Definition
5. Revlon Age Defying Concealer
6. Nivea Lip Care in Pink Grapefruit
7. Shiseido Eyelash Curler

Do you use the same products everyday? If you've made a post, please drop me a link, I'd love to visit!

Happy Easter - Rabbit in the yard!

We had a little friend visiting our backyard a few days ago ^_^

Hope everyone is having a chocolately Easter!

Where am I?!

O Hai Kitty... please don't eat me!




What's this?!


Hmm smells edible

This shall restore my energy!



COME AT ME CAT!



Sunday, March 24, 2013

Alpha-H Liquid Gold Smoothing and Perfecting Mask with Lavender



Product Information

An award winning salon resurfacing mask which acts as a powerful once-a-week, at home, mini-peel. The 15% Glycolic Acid exfoliates dead surface cells whilst Manuka Honey, Lavender and Vitamin E work to hydrate and plump the fresh new cells underneath to leave the complexion visibly more supple, dewy and radiant. Liquid Gold Smoothing and Perfecting Mask - Harper’s Bazaar Beauty Hot 100 Winner 2012!

 - Not suitable for delicate, sensitive skin. A mild tingling sensation may be experienced

*** Information from Alpha- H website and product packaing***

Price:  $63 for 100ml [Reviewed product received from Bellabox Annual Membership Gift]

Ingredients


Verdict

Smooth texture and consistency. Spreads nicely onto my face.
I have quite sensitive skin, so I use this product periodically... probably bi/tri-monthly. 
I leave it on for about 10 mins and wash it off in the shower. I did feel a slight tingling sensation but it quickly disappeared and no flares.

My skin would usually become dried up and flaky after cleansers and masks.. surprisingly my face felt supple smooth, and somewhat hydrated. I didn't feel any residue of dead skin on my face (which I usually do with cleansing products). I'm quite amazed with the technology used in Alpha -H 's products, another fantastic Australian brand!

Application



Repurchase?

Yes! It's hard to come across a satisfying mask. I'm currently looking into more products by Alpha-H. I wish that I received the serum in my last bellabox!

Website

http://www.alpha-h.com/

Saturday, March 23, 2013

The Procrastinating Beauty Blogger TAG

Thank you Jac ;)

Rules:

1. You must copy and paste these 'rules' onto your post when you write it, it doesn't take long!.

2. You must state that this tag was created by 'Matilly Rose' and link http://matillysthisnthat.blogspot.com.au

3. You must thank the person who tagged you at the start of your post (link their blog as well) - follow them if you're feeling nice!, and then at the end of your post state who you tag, and then comment on their blog on their latest post to let them know you tagged them, and link your post so they can see what to do.

4. Title this post 'The Procrastinating Beauty Blogger TAG' so everyone knows what it is about.

5. Have fun! :)

1.  Name a beauty regime you rarely do?
I've never got my nails done, my friend and I got nail art done on 2 nails for kicks.


2.  Is washing your makeup brushes something you do regularly?
I try! 

3.  How long will you last with chipped nail polish?
Forever. It doesn't bother me. I can have chipped nail polish on until every single bit of nail polish is chipped off my fingers - but I know it annoys everyone else ;P

4.  How long do you put off buying/replacing a beauty or nail polish product even if you need it?  (ie. purchasing a new topcoat or foundation etc....)
I really only buy/repurchase when I need something. However, having said that, I'm a bit of a hypocrite because I'm subscribed to Bellabox and LHI eco box (and recently LHI monthly)... :\


5.  What is your worst beauty habit?
Not shaving my legs.

6.  Name something non-beauty related that you put off doing all the time?

Fitting my doona in their covers

7.  When going out somewhere, do you leave getting ready until the last minute or not?
I'm usually pretty good with planning and organising time, so I don't tend leave it till the last minute

8.  Can you commit to spending bans?

Mmmmm.. depends. If it's on food and eating out... no.

9.  How organised is your makeup and nail polish collection?

Not very organised! All my makeup are in boxes. But I still have a lot lying around (and collecting). My nail polish is pretty organised. I only have about 4-5.

10.  What is the longest amount of time you have gone without writing a blog post?


A year? Two years? I'm not sure.


Now... I know I'm suppose to tag people but I'm super lazy, but I'd like to see everyone's answers... please link me your post if you decide to do this tag :)

Mode Nail Polish in Rave'n


Product Information

Mode Nail Enamels are fast-drying and simple to apply. Mode offers an extensive range of nail enamels to suit every occasion, and the nail polishes have been designed to provide even coverage that is chip-free. The flat-edge applicator brush ensures application is mess-free.
**information from Mode Cosmetics Site**

Mode is a part of Heritage Brand (Sub-brands : Australis, Revlon, Innoxa, LeTann, In Essence etc)


Price: $2.45 AUD -- received from Bellabox January 2013

Pack size: 15mL
 
Shade: Rave'n
Ingredients

Unknown :( Not written on bottle.

Application





Verdict

I did notice some difference in the brush, I'm very messy when it comes to nail polish but this was quite easy to apply and did not clump.

The colour is true to the bottle, neon orange, i love it.

As for fast drying... hmm not quite... it took about half an hour to dry completely.

Repurchase?

Maybe, it takes forever for me to finish nail polish... or any product for that matter. But for less than $3 per bottle. Definitely a great buy!

Website

http://www.heritagebrands.com.au/mode/nails

A Taste of Sydney 2013 - Centennial Park

This was a highly anticipated, newly discovered event. It's like a food festival comprising some of sydney's finest and most popular restaurant as pop-up stores serving sample sized dishes at an affordable price + food demo + snack stores + sampling + wine sampling + every thing food! I got to try out a few restaurants that was on my list.

 You can purchase tickets at the door (MASSIVE LINE - AVOID! I recommend ticketek - pick up- I had some major delays when I ordered them to be delivered.)

No cash is accepted at stalls.  "Crowns" is their form of monetary exchange. $1 = 1 crown. You can purchase at the door and in the venue, or pre-buy it at ticketek and go pick it up at the booth on premises.

We got 2 tickets for $40 deal. And purchased $60 worth of crowns in total and used it all up!


@Longrain
Tumeric Chicken with rice noodles, wild ginger and thai basil
8 Crowns ($8)

Not bad, but it wasn't mind blowing. Very tumeric-y haha. Hardly any chicken.



@Longrain
Vanilla and coconut tapioca with seasonal fruit
6 Crowns ($6)

This was AMAZING, the most delicious dessert I've ever had. Very refreshing, we went back for seconds!
 

@The Cut Bar & Grill
Baked baby beetroot with red radish, heirloom tomato, goats-curd, pine nuts and endive leaf
6 Crowns ($6)

A good dish, very fresh. Nice combo with the goats curd and pine.
 

@Porteno
BBQ Cheese with honey, lemon and herbs
8 Crowns ($8)

This was really nice, not sure what sort of cheese it was, tasted something like chewy buffalo mozzarella.    

@Three Blue Ducks
Chocolate, Yuzu curd, Miso butterscotch + Orange
6 Crowns ($6)

My apologies for my inability to take clear photos :( This is a must have dish.. so unique! You won't taste the miso at all. 



 @Australian Pears Restaurant By Maggie Beer
Chocolate and fresh pear pudding
6 Crowns ($6)

This would've been a nice dish but the plain yoghurt they splattered on top tasted "off"... it was a really humid day. Otherwise the dark chocolate pudding would've been quite nice. Unfortunate.
   

We attended one of Bertolli Taste Kitchen session. We saw Shimpei Hatanaka from Sake Restaurant and Bar. He taught us how to fillet a fish and smoke the fish using tea. It was a really informative session, a great end to our night.

This was one of Dilmah's venue.. we were getting endless supply of warm tea as we sat for the 20min session. We discovered rose with vanilla and acai with pomegranate tea!

Really looking forward to next year! Did you go to Taste this year?

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Eye of Horus Eyeliner- Bronze Amulet Goddess Pencil




Product Information

It is uniquely formulated with waxes and oils.  The formula is waterproof and glides on without tearing and stays on without imprints on eye lids. Perfect for day wear to accentuate eyes, or evening wear to get that sensual smokey look. Smudger on tip allows to define or smoulder as much as you like.

Ω Gloriously glowing copper/bronze – prized as a precious Amulet accentuates eyes like a sun goddess
Ω Pencil on one end, smudger on the other
Ω Creamy rich formula that’s easy to apply, waterproof, smudge-proof and long-lasting
Ω Resists oil and perspiration with no fading
NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS 

** Most information above retrieved from eyeofhorus.com.au***

RRP $30 AUD -- Received from Bellabox February 2013

Ingredients: 





Verdict

This product glides on beautifully, doesn't tug on my lids. I love the colour, it's much more natural and subtle than the usual black.

I've been trialing cream, gel, powder, liquid and pencil. So far, every one of them creased or smudged.

This is the first liner I've used that didn't go anywhere!!! It's definitely long lasting.

I have sensitive eyes, experienced no irritations. I think I found my favourite eyeliner!!!!!!!!!!
Another fantastic Australia brand! Great price and value for money!


Application





Re-purchase?

Definitely! I'm keen to try out more products from Eye of Horus, probably the mascara next :D

Website:  http://www.eyeofhorus.com.au/

Monday, March 18, 2013

Bellabox March 2013 - Delicious Beauty




Glamourflage Daisy Delight Lip Balm - Cherry
RRP $10.95
FULL SIZE 

Dammit, I was looking forward to a Yes to Carrot lip product. I'm very specific when it comes to lip balms as most tend to dry my lips out. Touche..


Clinique High Impact Mascara
RRP $38 for 8g
3.5ml@ $16.67

Very excited to try this!


Swisse Active Energy Bar
RRP $2.39 per bar
FULL SIZE

I wasn't too sure about this product when I saw it on other blogs, but umm.. guys.. it's chocolate and coconut!!! How can you resist?! Who cares about Kj ...

EDIT 21/3/13: My goodness, I retract my previous statement. I ate my bar today because I was dying of hunger in class. This bar tastes like cardboard. I hope I won't be seeing anymore protein bars in boxes again...


Ocean Essence Pink Diamond Face Mask
RRP $39.95 for 3 masks
1 mask @ $13.31

This is very interesting...and I'm keen to try. I'm not sure if its a one use product. The card said it will make your skin feel revived and alive.... hmmm

Designer Brand Lip Pencil - Pink
RRP $4.99
FULL SIZE

Never tried DB. But I do use lip liner every now and then. My current lip liners cost over 7 x the price of this one, so I'm really interested to see the quality and consistency.

Ocean Essence Coconut Body Milk
RRP $4.95 for 20ml
FULL SIZE

A small product for your purse. I probably will use it as a hand cream. I love the smell of coconut!


Try Harvest box for half price - $3.97
Register at www.harvestbox.com.au/bellabox


Total box value : $53.26

Not a bad box, some good products I'm curious to try.

Thoughts?

Friday, March 15, 2013

SBS : Love in a Puff (Hong Kong)

I love SBS and I love foreign film. So I thought I might just post up some random SBS movies I watch and thought might be interesting.

Blurb

After Hong Kong implements an indoor smoking ban, an impulsive seven day affair begins between two people who meet at a popular gathering spot for the office smokers


Friday, March 8, 2013

Shiseido Perfect Mascara Full Definition - Black


Product Information
  • Maintains a just-applied 16 hour look
  • The dual-textured brush is designed to coats every lash; firm tip captures smaller lashes 
  • Volumnise
  • Lash separation 
  • Non Clumping formula
  • Allows smooth, multiple coats
  • Fibers for lash extension
  • Contains Camellia Oil Complex to nourish and condition lashes
  • Shades: Black and Brown
Size : 8ml

Shade for Review: Black

RRP: $50 AUD




Ingredients

Water, Sucrose Tetraisostearate, Iron Oxides, Microcrystalline Wax, Polyethylacrylate, Dipropylene glycol, Polyvinyl acetate, isopropyl acetate, isopropyl alcohol, hydrogenated polyisobutene, sucrose stearate, Sorbitan stearate, Carnauba Wax, Batyl alcohol, Polyvinyl Alcohol, poentarythrityl tetrabehenate, polyethylene, Nylon-12, Polysorbate 60, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Alcohol, Bentonite, Arginine, Sodium Polyacrylate, Camellia reticulata Seed oil, simethicone, Isobutylene, Pantheyl ethyl ether, silica, BHT, CI 77492.

The Brush







Application- Before and After

** Note: Lashes were curled using Shiseido Eyelash Curler in "After" pictures***
Before
 

After

Before

After


Verdict


  • The formula is wet, therefore it doesn't clog, but you may still get chunks on your lashes, however you'll be able to spread them out with the brush. Easily build-able.
  • To be honest, I didn't find this brush to be any different. I get all the smaller lashes just the same.
  • Due to the wetness, it takes longer to dry, avoid blinking after application
  •  I hate the fibers. They will fall out throughout the day, I often find random fibers on my face after a few hours. I usually try and avoid brushing it onto my lashes or pick them out before the mascara dries.
  • It's long-wearing to some extent. Bottom lashes are prone to smudging half way through the day  - but it's easy to clean.
  • Product is not waterproof, therefore easy to clean, rinse under lukewarm water. 
  • As for lengthening and volumnising... refer to the pictures. 
  • In comparison to their original perfect mascara.. I think this mascara lengthens more and doesn't weigh your lashes down as much.  


7 Hours later....





 Repurchase?

No, I don't think this is the "perfect" mascara for me. I like that it's easy to wash off but I think Shiseido Perfect Mascara Defining Volume is still my favourite out of all their mascaras.


Website

http://www.au.shiseido.com/





Thursday, March 7, 2013

Anime Fixation

I officially survived my first week back at uni after Three months of "me-time" and 5 weeks of placement. We were bombarded with various individual and paired assignments. My partner and I now have a stroke patient on board that we'll be working with for the next 3 months (which should be interesting!). Two hours into the first day back, my friend and I fell into a depressive spiral and had a mini panic attack. Literally a burnout from work overload.. the thought of it at least. I guess that's what happens when you get thrown back into uni after doing nothing but leisure.

Anywho.. I think I found my dose of relief.

Mm..

She fights evil by moonlight... win love by day light.. she's the one you can depend...


I'm up to episode 81 and it's great. Filled with corny moral speeches stating the obvious, time travel, magical powers energised by different planets, cute cats, cool weapons and some epic parenting moments. Re-living my childhood fixations!

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