Thursday, 30 January 2014

Maybelline Color Tattoos

Oh my how I love this product. I bought these as part of my recent Adventure Agoraphobe outing and have been searching for more ever since. Today, I present: Maybelline Color Tattoo Cream Gel Shadow.

Monday, 27 January 2014

Bellabox January 2013: Product Review

I've had a wonderful weekend sampling all of the great products I got in this month's Bellabox. I am so super moisturised right now you guys.

Here's a more detailed look at the products I received, and how they worked for me.

1) Model Co. Fat Lash Volumising Mascara

This is a great little mascara! As any long time readers may know, since my discovery of Covergirl Clump Crusher it takes a lot to impress me when it comes to mascara, but I was really surprised with how much I liked this one.

The wand is tapered towards the middle, then flares out with a bulb-style at the end. This feature allows you to reach those little lashes at the corners of your eyes, and also makes it easier to apply mascara to the lower lashes.

The formula is nice, not too heavy so there weren't any pesky clumps, and the mascara lifts and lengthens very nicely. I'm very happy to add this product to my arsenal!

Saturday, 25 January 2014

The Terror of Tuscan Tan

TEST SUBJECT: Tuscan Tan Wash Off Bronzing Mousse

Subject claims to be "Designed to provide that instant tan every one needs to look great before an event, party or special occasion, Tuscan Tan Wash Off Bronzing Mousse is a light-weight velvety mousse that delivers amazing, natural colour, instantly. The mousse is tinted for effortless, even application and dries immediately for glamour on the go. Apply a little for a light glow, or apply more for a deep, rich 24 hour tan. Contains skin conditioning ingredients to keep skin soft and hydrated so you can skip the moisturiser, while a subtle fragrance of vanilla eliminates any fake tan odour."

Friday, 24 January 2014

Bellabox January 2013: First Impressions

Woot! I received my very first Bellabox today! This post will be my 'First Impressions' of the box and it's contents, and my next post will be a more in-depth review of the individual items. I got 7 little goodies so I need to take the weekend to try them all out!

So, here in all it's glory, is what my friendly neighbourhood postie handed me today:

Upon opening you find a nice little leaflet explaining the theme of the box. January's theme is "New Year, Small Changes". On the reverse of the card is a rundown of the contents of the box, including their recommended retail price and where you can purchase the full sized products.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Adventures at the Grocery Store

Adventure Agoraphobe strikes again!

Today I received an awesome labret spike, and was having a good ol' look at myself in the mirror, admiring my new face bling, when my husband suggested that I go with him to the shops to show it off. Now normally I would have automatically declined, but today, feeling confident and rockin' the spike, I felt like maybe I could do it.

So off we went in the car, and before I knew it I was wandering around looking at the groceries. This was my first trip into a supermarket in around 2 years. 2 YEARS. But I did it! We picked up some bits and bobs, and I even restrained myself from going into the cosmetics section!

Very proud of myself, and I felt I should share my good news. Bonus pic of my 'going out' face, complete with labret spike:

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Rimmel London Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick

Part of my most recent Adventure Agoraphobe haul was two Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipsticks from the Kate Moss line. Recently I've been loving the bold lip, but fancied something a little different than the rocking reds I usually wear, so I decided to pick some of the more 'unnatural' shades and give them a try.

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Avon Smooth Minerals Eyeshadows

Loose eyeshadows can be pretty hit-and-miss. You can get great pigmentation but sacrifice staying power, or amazing longevity at the cost of bold, vivid colouring. Today I'm going to be doing a review of Avon's Smooth Minerals Eyeshadows, which manage to straddle that line and give great colour payoff.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

NYX Round Lipsticks: Reds

As you may know, NYX Cosmetics recently landed in Australia, filling shelves in Target stores across the nation. Huzzah! I managed to get my hands on three gorgeous NYX Round Lipsticks in various shades of red, and could not wait to try them out!

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Flashback: Mascara in the 20th Century

In 1915, a 19 year old Tom Lyle Williams noticed his sister, Mabel, applying a (rather scary sounding) mix of Vaseline and coal dust to her eyelashes. Using his trusty chemistry set, he produced a formula that would go on to be one of the best selling beauty products of the early 20th century: Maybelline Cake Mascara.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Adventures At Kmart

Today I went to Kmart! Now that might not sound very exciting at all, but to me it is huge. I have been agoraphobic for quite a few years, and any trip outside is a big deal for me. This has been the first time I've left my street since...probably August. It was scary, but so so rewarding.

I buy most of my makeup online, and as such, I don't really get to try stuff out at all until it shows up at my door. So it was wonderful today browsing the aisles, swatching my little heart out. I got to swatch Revlon's Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain, some Revlon lipsticks that caught my eye (well hello there Va Va Violet, you are just so pretty!) and a handful of Covergirl and Maybelline lipsticks and shadows.

Here is how my hand looked after 10 minutes in the cosmetics aisle:

Monday, 6 January 2014

Sephora Instant Radiance Foundation

Today I had the chance to try out some Sephora Instant Radiance Foundation.

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 I managed to get my hands on a groovy little sample card, with a little sachet of Light (Cream) and Medium (Apricot Beige) to try out.

Friday, 3 January 2014

Bellabox: The Beginning

Today my fantastic, wonderful, lovely father was generous enough to gift me a 12 month subscription to Bellabox.

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Makeup Resolutions for 2014

A New Year is upon us, and it's time to look forwards and make some resolutions for the year ahead. Here are my Makeup Resolutions for 2014:

1) Don't be so afraid of 'breaking in' new products, especially eye palettes. 
Most of the time, when I get a new product, I won't use it for quite a while. I don't want to smudge the top of the lipstick, I don't want to put a dent into the smooth, pristine surface of the shadows. But I buy makeup to be used, not to be admired in it's little container. So I need to promise to use my products, get the most out of them, and not be afraid to 'ruin' them.