Monday, 6 July 2015

Bon Voyage!

By the time you read this, I will (hopefully) be on my way to England, wooooo! I'm heading over for a wedding and to finally see my fiancé (who has already been over there for about 2 months) again so I'm pretty damn excited! I'll be away for 3 weeks and I don't have any posts planned, mostly because I just want to enjoy the break. If the mood strikes me, I might share some of the goodies I pick up over there, yay for English shopping! 
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Stay tuned for more exciting contest when I get back, don't miss me too much!

Dani xx

Sunday, 5 July 2015

MAC Nudes

Just to clarify, the title refers to nude coloured lipsticks ;) I thought that since my MAC nudes have become two of my most worn lipsticks, I'd give you a little rundown on both of them. 
MAC Hug Me

I originally went in internment to purchase Velvet Teddy, but it was sold out and ended up being sold out for weeks (more on that later). So I swatched and tried on a few nudes and ended up with Hug Me, a fleshy pink-toned nude. Hug Me is from the Lustre range and I find it last really well and is a bit more moisturising than Velvet Teddy. It's one that I like to throw on when I know I'm not going to be able to touch up because I like the way it lasts. I also like it for quick trips like running errands because it makes me look a lot more put-together than I actually am!
MAC Velvet Teddy

Since the Kylie Jenner craze, everyone seems to know about Velvet Teddy. It was a shade I wanted to try for aged but (see above) it was always sold out (thanks Kylie!). After several fruitless trips to my local MAC counter, I managed to track one down and it was the very last one in stock too, meant to be right? Velvet Teddy is more of a cool toned nude and I like to wear it with a darker brown lip liner (I like Rimmel's Cappuccino). I do find it slightly drying, so I tend to wear a lip balm or gloss with it, or even layer Hug Me over the top. 
Swatches: Velvet Teddy (top) and Hug Me (bottom)
What are your favourite MAC shades?

Dani xx

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Rimmel Wake Me Up Range

Rimmel is quite possibly my favourite drugstore brand. Although I don't love everything they have, it's probably the brand I own the most of and I do find myself reaching for Rimmel products more frequently. The Wake Me Up range wasn't always a favourite of mine, owing to the more dewy finish, but my skin has recently become a lot less oily, so I'm enjoying reaching for some new products. Rimmel also recently launched the new Wake Me Up mascara in Australia, so I thought it was high time for a review of the whole range.
1. Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation ($19.95) in 100 Ivory

I did a little review of this foundation as part of my Ace Yo' Base series a little while ago and my opinion hasn't really changed. Even when my skin was oilier, this foundation gave a nice glow without making me too greasy. It's the perfect winter foundation as it contains peptides and a vitamin complex to leave skin looking fresh and radiant. Now that my skin has dried out a little, this has been a regular favourite of mine.
2. Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer ($14.95) in 010 Ivory

Who doesn't love a good concealer? Especially one that hides dark circles and makes you look fresh and flawless. Like the foundation, this contains peptides and a vitamin complex to help hide under-eye bags. It's a little thicker than I like in a concealer and does tend to crease if it isn't set but I love it because it really does mask the dark circles that are the bane of my existence. With this concealer, less is definitely more!

I don't think I'll ever get sick of BB creams, they're perfect for me because I love lighter coverage but still want something that's going to even out my skin tone and hide any redness or blemishes. This is a fairly new addition to the Wake Me Up range but it's a favourite of mine. I do find that it tends to separate through the day if you set with powder so I just leave it to do it's radiant, glowy thing. I also love the shade range. I find a lot of drugstore BB creams come in a range of orange shades but these are more natural, it's refreshing to see some actual skin tone shades!

This is the latest addition to the Wake Me Up range and has only been out in Australia for a few weeks. It's so new that I couldn't find a link on the Rimmel Australia website! I love everything from the packaging (which is similar to the Rimmel Argan Oil Mascara but in green), to the wand to the fresh cucumber scent. The brush is a little tricky to get used to because it's got an hourglass shape but it's good for getting into the smaller lashes. The formula is clump free and easy to layer and I think that this mascara is an all-round winner. My favourite part though is definitely the cucumber scent, most mascaras smell a lot like burnt rubber so it's a nice touch.
What are your favourites from the Wake Me Up range?

Dani xx

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Maybelline Fit Me - Matte & Poreless

Maybelline has FINALLY launched their new collection in Australia (hurrah!) and that collection includes both The Nude eyeshadow palette and the Fit Me: Matte & Poreless Foundation. I decided to take the new foundation on a road test over on my YouTube channel so head on over there to find out what I thought.
If you have any questions on the new foundation, let me know and I'll do my very best to answer them. Also, if anyone would like a review/swatches of The Nudes palette, leave me a comment too. It would also mean a lot to me if you would subscribe to my YT channel, it's still a baby channel but I'm really trying to upload more regularly and make it a fun, exciting place to learn about beauty.

Have you tried the new Matte & Poreless Foundation yet?

Dani xx


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