Saturday, 24 October 2015

FOTD: Spring Night Time Look

I admit I'm pretty slack as It's been a while since I have posted a face of the day, but last night my partner and I had a date night so I decided to play around with a little colour to embrace the warmer weather. Here are the products I used to achieve this look;

  • Benefit Porefessional Primer
  • Mac Prep and Prime Skin Refined Zone
  • Bare Minerals Bare Skin Foundation sample
  • Mac Prolong Wear Concealer 
  • Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
  • Benefit Hoola Bronzer
  • Too Faced Love Flushed Blush In 'Justify My Love'
  • Becca Moonstone Skin Perfecter
  • Australis Velourlips in 'Lun-Dun'

  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer sample
  • Maybelline Colour Tattoo In 'Fierce and Tangy'
  • Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
  • Nars China Seas Duo
  • Nars Long-Wear Eye Liner in 'Gratis'
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil in 'Zero'
  • Favourite $1 Liquid Liner Found Here
  • Benefit They're Real Mascara
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade In 'Taupe'
  • Lash Control Clear Gel

My hooded lids usually distort any eyeshadow pictures I try to take, but hopefully you can see the contrast of orange on the lid and the beautiful Nars Gratis on the lash line. I really enjoyed wearing this makeup look and I have been adding bright colours to my lash line a lot lately.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and here's a little reminder that It's only 2 months until Christmas today! I'm way too excited and started wrapping Christmas presents yesterday… Let me know If you are prepared for Christmas or not!

Monique xx

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Mecca Brisbane Myer Opening Haul

The Saturday just past was the opening of a new Mecca store In the Brisbane CBD Myer store, they had some fun promotions and giveaways happening so my best friends and I headed Into the city early to pick up some new makeup goodies!

The attention grabber for me with the opening of the new store was that If you spent $65 or more you would be able to spin a barrel full of makeup prizes and gift cards up to $500 and pick one out - need I say more? To qualify for the spin I picked up the Too Faced Love Flush Blush in 'Justify My Love' ($38) which Is a pretty pink/berry colour which I can't wait to rock this summer. It's going to be hard for me to use though as I don't want to destroy the adorable little Imprinted bunnies! I also grabbed the Hourglass lighting powder mini In 'Ambient' ($32) as I haven't tried any of the raved about hourglass powders and thought the mini size would also be great to throw in my handbag. With a total of $70 spent I qualified for a spin and win!

My barrel spin won me a Kit Blending sponge (opened It and threw out the packaging before blogging whoops) and although It wasn't the $500 gift card I was still glad as I am yet to find a decent beauty sponge- hopefully this one Is a winner! And funnily enough my partner also came along to the opening (may have forced him) as he wanted to pick up one of my christmas presents and In doing so he also qualified for a spin of the barrel. He won the Mecca 'To Save Face' mini sunscreen which will come in super handy for the hotter weather coming up.

When purchasing our products my partner and I both signed up to the Mecca beauty loop service and we both received a gift box. Thankfully my boyfriend Isn't Interested In makeup/skincare so I scored double - yay! Inside was a mini Ciate nail polish, a Ren Detox Mud sample and some Too Faced samples. While I was there I also asked for a few foundation samples to try, Including the Urban Decay Naked Skin, Nars Weightless and Too Faced Born This Way all which I'm very excited to try. 

Overall we had a great time and I definitely thought It was worth the trip Into the city. Oh and how could I forget, the most exciting part of the day was that they were handing out free lollipops - woohoo! Thanks so much for reading and let me know if there are any beauty products on your current wish list! 

Monique xx 

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

September Empties

I got through a decent amount of empties in September, slowly chipping away before the gifting season comes. Here's my thoughts on everything I got through;

1. Lux Fine Fragrance Body Wash: I loved using this body wash, the scent 'Magic Spell' was sweet and rich, so perfect for the cooler months. I'm definitely going to try some of the other scents when I make a dint in my beauty stash.

2. Diggers Acetone: I bought this to remove acrylic nails but It also works great as a standard nail polish remover. It can be a bit more harmful on the nails, although I am definitely not patient when It comes to removing nail polish (especially glitter) and acetone removes it quickly and easily. 

3. Makeup Remover Wipes: Not too sure on the brand of these wipes but they were only $1 from Target so I thought I would try them out. I actually think they work really well and don't irritate my skin at all so I went back and picked up some more.

4. Solace Mineral Spa Body Scrub: I purchased this body scrub a few years ago when I went to some markets in Melbourne, so It was definitely past It's use by date. It smelt like lemongrass and It scrubbed really well, I liked using it before fake tanning.

5. Schwarzkopf Extra Care Blonde Toner: This toner has been In many empties posts as I love It and I will continue to repurchase.

6. Schwarzkopf Hair Repair Treatment: This caught my eye in my local Reject shop and for $3 I picked It up straight away. This In shower treatment actually worked really well for my damaged hair and smelt amazing. I wish I had picked up a couple of more bottles!

7. Nak Ultimate 60 Second Repair: Another fabulous In shower hair treatment. If you want a quick fix for your dry or damaged hair this Is the treatment to buy, I love it. 

8. Schwarzkopf Ultime Crystal Shine Conditioner: I recently reviewed a full size bottle of this conditioner and Its just 'meh'. I'm still trying to use up the full size shampoo so I thought I might as well use up the sample conditioner I had lying around to match.

As for samples/sachets I used up another Biore pore strip which doesn't do anything for me, some Estee Lauder Day Wear cream which Is beautiful and some perfume samples that weren't really my taste (I think one of the ones I tried was actually mens haha). So thank you so much for stopping by my blog and I hope October Is treating you well.

Monique xx