Monday, 23 June 2014

FOTD ft Wet 'n' Wild & Too Faced

Today I'm testing out a lot of new (to me) Wet 'n' Wild' products in this look including their Coverall Cream Foundation in the shade "Fair" which I applied with a Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, their colour icon blush in the shade "heather silk" and their Mega Volume Mascara! I used the "Walking On Eggshells" trio also from Wet 'n' Wild that I have loved for a very long time and for my lips I applied the Too Faced Melted Lipstick in the shade "Melted Peony" which is such a beautiful soft pink. That's all of it as well!

Super easy, quick and simple and excluding the lipstick, incredibly cheap too. You can pick up Wet 'n' Wild in Australia from websites such as Beautyjoint, I buy Real Techniques from Iherb and Too Faced from Ebay, American forwarding websites or websites such as Beauty Bay, Tarazz or Mecca Comsetica. (I usually wait for sales on those websites as they are quite expensive compared to American pricing!)

As always, thanks for reading! XO

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Top Red Vegan Lipsticks - Part 1!

The main question I get when it comes to vegan makeup is lipsticks and even more specifically red vegan lipsticks so I thought today I would share with you some of my absolute favourites from a range of different prices, brands and finishes. I have so many more in my collection that I wanted to include or I just forgot about so there will more than likely be a part two to this!

Australis - Velourlips Matte Lip Cream | Shade: NY-CEE | Price: $9.99
Let's start with what I think is my all time favourite lip product! A very pigmented, long lasting and matte red shade that applies super smoothly, doesn't dry my lips out and is really creamy in formulation. Velourlips are incredibly affordable (I actually don't think the other shades suit me but this one rules!) and they can be found at priceline. Also another great dupe for Lime Crime's velvetines!

Shanghai Suzy - Semi-Matte Lipstick | Shade: Miss Hannah/Blood Red | Price: $12.95
I'm sure you've read me rave about these lipsticks before and this is just another shade that I love. Shanghai Suzy lipsticks are all very opaque, smooth and long lasting with Miss Hannah being no exception and living up to the expectations. You can read another review I've done on these lipsticks here!

Australis - Colour Inject Lip Gloss | Shade: Bollywood | Price: $11.95
Another Australis lip product that you can't go wrong with! These are often on sale at Priceline and I usually pick up a couple then. Bollywood is quite pigmented (not opaque) and can be worn both on it's own or over the top of another lipstick to add some glossiness!

Aromi Beauty - Liquid Lipstick | Shade: Flamenco Red | Price: $17
Are you sick of me talking about these lipsticks yet?! I've recommended these to every person I know and two shades were recently in my favourites post here! This applies as a lip gloss and quickly dries to a very opaque matte lipstick that is absolutely beautiful! It's a cool, blue-toned red that I can guarantee will look great on almost everybody!

Silk Naturals - Vegan Lipstick | Shade: Vroom! | Price: $5.75
This is a brand I've only recently gotten into after finding and falling in love with their eyeshadows, I then picked up a whole bunch of lipsticks because they looked incredible and you can't go wrong with those prices! The only negative I find with these lipsticks is that it's in a very weird packaging and the application can be tricky but it's usually fine and the formulation of these are great! Vroom is described as a crimson red and it has absolutely no shimmer and is extremely comfortable to wear!

Too Faced - La Creme Color Drenched Lipsticks | Shade: Stilleto Red | Price: $22
This is similar in shade to the Silk Naturals Vroom but this feels and applies more like a lip cream than a lipstick, it has good pigmentation but can be worn sheer or built up with a few small swipes. Another very comfortable product to wear!

Too Faced - Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipsticks | Shade: Melted Ruby | Price: $21
I recently picked this up with 3 other shades and I absolutely love them! The melted lipsticks are suppose to be a liquid lipstick that has shine similiar to a lip gloss and leaves a lasting stain and I feel they are exactly that. Melted ruby is a beautiful red, slightly deep pink shade that smells delicious and looks even better when applied! I'll be doing a full review on all 4 melted lipstick shades I have in the future!

Anyway! That's all of them! I was planning to do swatches on my lips but after attempting that twice and ending up with very sore lips, the pictures just did not work out at all. Hopefully you found some new lipsticks or shades that you want to try out and there will definitely be a follow up to this post with more.

As always, thank you for reading! XO

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Petit Vour May 2014 - Products & Reviews

Hello friends! I'm here with a review on Petit Vour which is a monthly subscription service that comes with mini and full sized samples from a range of wonderful brands and all products are cruelty free and vegan. I was very kindly sent this May box to try and after testing out the products for a week or so, I'm ready to share them with you!

Firstly, I must say I love the packaging of the box itself and it comes with a card with details about each individual item inside which I appreciate. This month's box came with two full sized items and two mini samples.

Paula's Choice | Resist C-15 Super Booster | Full-size: $45
This claims to repair visible signs of aging and provide smoother, brighter and firmer skin. I'm not sure I'm looking any younger but my skin has noticeably felt a lot more smoother since I started applying 2 drops of this to my face each morning and night for the past week. I don't find it to leave any residue on my face like a lot of oil/serums I've tried before and it (thankfully!) doesn't have a distinct smell. I'm not convinced if I'll buy the full size product yet but we'll see when I finish the bottle!

Deep Steep | Hand Cream | Scent: Brown Sugar + Vanilla | $10
I'll be honest when I say I wasn't that excited to try this out as hand cream is definitely a product I usually skip on but it is winter and I thought I may as well take advantage of it and luckily I'm pleasantly surprised! I'm not sold on the scent (vanilla and I don't get along that well) but the product itself is lovely and makes my hands super, super soft. After I run out of this, I'll be looking into the other scents of this.

Harvey Prince Perfume | Scent: Hello | Full-size: $55
As soon as I opened the box, all I could smell was this and was instantly excited. I have literally one perfume in my collection since going vegan and I cannot for the life of me find any that I enjoy or any brands at all really so once I sprayed this in the air and smelt it, I was hooked. I am hopeless at describing fragrances but it smells like warm spring, not too sickly and the scent stays for a really long time. I've finished this little bottle and I've already bought the full-size. I'm in love and finding a nice vegan perfume has been high on my search list for a very long time!

Aromi Lip Gloss | Shade: Rouge | $17
Besides the wonderful smell when I opened the box, I was happy to see this lip gloss from one of my new favourite brands Aromi, two of the brands liquid lipsticks were in my last favourites post which you can read here. Like the lipsticks, the lip gloss applies smoothly, evenly and is very pigmented. This shade does have more of a metallic finish but nothing I can't work with, definitely a fan of Aromi lip products.

And that's everything! As I said, Petit Vour is a vegan beauty subscription service ($15 p/month for Americans and $30 p/month for international) and if you're interested in any of the products I mentioned, you can shop the month here. I'm ready to try more after testing this box out!

Let me know if you use Petit Vour or maybe there's another vegan subscription service I haven't heard about that you can share with me

As always, thank you for reading! XO