Top Beauty Products of 2016 – Part 2

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Here is Part 2 of my top beauty products of 2016. In Part 1 I focused more on my base and face products and found I am a bit of a creature of habit when it comes to my favourites. Today I’m sharing eye and lip products along with a bit of skincare. There’s a real mixture of brands here, are you the same or do you tend to stick to the same brand for a particular part of the face? Continue reading



Colourpop X Hello Kitty Haul

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My Colourpop X Hello Kitty haul is finally here! Okay, and yes I got a few other bits and pieces too! The new limited edition collection went live on the 1st of November (Hello Kitty’s birthday)  and some of the range is still currently in stock. There is a selection of lip, eye and face products in the collection along with a super cute makeup bag. I grabbed the ‘Mama’s Apple Pie’ eyeshadow quad set, two of the lip products and the ‘School is Fun’ highlighter from the Hello Kitty Collection. I also bought two super shock shadows and a new brow pencil to try out.  Continue reading



Colourpop X Hello Kitty Collection

Colourpop Hello Kitty Collection

The Colourpop X Hello Kitty Collection is almost here! This collection of 14 different products along with a makeup bag will be released on the 1st of November in the US on the Colourpop website. Just in time for Hello Kitty’s birthday!! Did you know she has a birthday once a year but never ages?!

For more information about what we know so far about the individual products in the collection and a few Hello Kitty facts, read on!! Continue reading



Posie K dupes

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After playing around with my new Lip Kits by Kylie I’ve discovered some Posie K dupes. Both are cheaper than buying the original and are shipped worldwide. So, if you are loving the dusty, mauve pink by KJ but are wanting an alternative have a look at the comparisons below! Continue reading



Colourpop Haul using YouShop

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Last week I had a Colourpop haul arrive via YouShop. I decided to use YouShop to ship my Colourpop products to NZ because the Colourpop shipping price was way too expensive! There were mixed reviews online about whether using YouShop would actually end up any cheaper, and I was a little concerned about the length of time the package would take to get to me. After a few tiny hiccups however, I have a bunch of new beautiful Colourpop products to play with.  Continue reading



Makeup cravings (or addictions)

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I’m having makeup cravings. There’s really no rhyme or reason, and I didn’t just win the lottery either. I just want all the makeup. Two nights this week I have sat on the couch filling up online shopping carts and then having a little laugh to myself when either I see the total cost in USD, or I see the shipping price to get the goods to NZ. To date, I have made one actual purchase based on these cravings and currently have two full shopping carts open in my browser. I’m also tweeting my makeup friend Elese, as she has offered to let me ship some things to her place in Australia which she will forward over to me. As I said, makeup cravings, major ones…. Continue reading



New arrivals on my makeup desk – colourpop and whitening lightening

Colourpop

I’ve had a few new things arrive recently and I wanted to share them with you, I’ve jumped into the Colourpop trend and decided to try something new to whiten my teeth.

My gorgeous friend Candy and I decided to go halves on a Colourpop order. I have been seeing this brand everywhere! And although I don’t want to be all same old, I had to try it for myself.

I grabbed a lippie stix, a lippie pencil, two eye shadows and a blush. So controlled right? I just wanted to order a few things that would give me a feel for the products and the brand (plus I am trying to not go overboard on the spending as holiday plans are unfolding!).

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Above are the two lip products I bought. On the left is the lipstick in the shade ‘Brills’ and on the right, the lip pencil ‘pepper’. I really like the consistency Continue reading