Friday, 25 November 2011

OPI: It's a Girl! swatch

I first got It's A Girl! back here, and was kinda looking for the perfect chance to test it out.

Just so we're on the same page, here's a bottle shot from last time:

Sunday, 20 November 2011

[Review] My Beauty Diary: Blooming of Beauty Hydrangea Sheet Mask

Melbourne weather is really not helping my skin at the moment. Even though I'm normally a dry/combination, over the course of a week the area around my nose started peeling, and would not stop no matter how much moisturizer I slapped on. 

The very night before I was to meet someone I actually WANTED to look good for, my skin was still peeling very obviously around the nostrils - mortifying. In desperation I pulled out this sheet mask I'd been saving up to try... My Beauty Diary Hydrangea.

Monday, 14 November 2011

OPI: Nicki Minaj Collection - Swatches (picture heavy)

Soooo. What was to be a nice, lazy afternoon became just a bit more exciting. After spending 10 minutes in my closet trying to choose a color, I finally sat down with a muted pink and was just about to open the bottle, when... the doorbell rang.

The Postman. Handed. Me. The. Nicki. Minaj. OPI. Collection. 

And timing could NOT be better.

Friday, 4 November 2011

[Review] Burt's Bees: Tinted Lip Balm

Once again I find it upon myself to renew my love for Burt's Bees. I've been using their hand creams/moisturizers and lip balms for at least a decade, and I don't actually remember a day in which I have not applied copious amounts of their addictive lip balm.

You would imagine my excitement when Burt's Bees set up shop in Australia a few years ago - no more pleading with friends to cart back tubes of balm from overseas! (I go through a lot.)

Today I've got two shades from their newest range of tinted lip balms to check out - Pink Blossom, and the front-runner color, Hibiscus. Are they enough to jolt the Original Burt's Bees Pomegranate Oil balm from its cushy spot in my lipcare essentials?

Thursday, 3 November 2011

OPI: mini haul - Color so Hot it Berns / It's a Girl!

New OPIs always make my day :)

H, glorious friend that she is, sent over two more shades:

Saturday, 15 October 2011

[Review] OPI: Simmer and Shimmer

Glitter polishes are something I truly adore. Almost nothing is too OTT when it comes to glitter - the more opaque the better. And I'm always on the lookout for more.

After a miserable week in which I googled the death out of every OPI glitter that is in existence, H (most patient and longsuffering of friends) gifted me with OPI: Simmer and Shimmer, from the Burlesque collection.

Although I didn't think much of the movie, one coat of this was enough to satisfy all the glitter cravings I had built up in the past week. RELIEF! Swatch NOW.

Natural lighting

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

[Review] B&C Labs: Mikan-chan Tangerine Hand Cream

I'm a sucker for cute packaging. And hand creams.

And what cuter packaging could there be, if not for fruit containers?! Featuring B&C Laboratories' hand creams!

[Note: these are not to be confused with the B&C Labs lip balm pots, which look like an exact replica of these fruity hand creams, except slightly smaller.]

Mandarin in front; Peach at the back. Cute, right?