Friday, 10 October 2014

Dose Of Colors - Matte Lipsticks!

Hello friends! I'm sure by now you can tell lipstick is my thing (and by thing, I mean something I spend a ridiculous amount of money on even if I have the same shade and finish from 10 other brands) so once I saw Dose Of Colors had released four matte lipsticks, I was typing in my details faster than the website could load. 

Dose Of Colors is a brand that gets a lot of attention from beauty bloggers/youtubers and the best part is that all their lipsticks/lip glosses are cruelty free and vegan! I have a few of the original lipsticks that I'm sure I'll review sometime for you but today let's focus on these.

I got all four colours including a (very scary) purple!

Let's start with Kiss Of Fire that was featured in my monthly favourites and one I've been wearing constantly since I got these, nice orangey red that has a hint of red in different lighting. I've worn this both with and without a lip liner and had no issues with feathering or smudging!

Second is Merlot, a slightly deeper red shade which could have been a lot darker because there isn't that much difference between the two reds although, you definitely can't go wrong with good, long lasting reds so I'm not complaining that much!

Next is Berry Me, which completely surprised me how much I ended up liking it as it's super far away from my usual shades I enjoy but I love it and especially if you're somewhere that it's getting colder, I think it would be perfect!

Lastly is Purple Rain, one you'll most likely never see me wearing out of my own home as it's completely out of my comfort zone (and I don't think it looks flattering on me) but if you're into these, it's really pigmented and just as nice formula wise as the others!

All shades are super smooth and pigmented, they apply evenly and dry to a matte texture without being overly drying or cracking the lips. They are definitely long lasting however I don't find them to last as long as the Aromi Beauty liquid lipsticks through eating or drinking but I actually like these better because they don't feel as heavy and apply a lot more easily without smudging!

If there's any vegan lipsticks, you think I should try out or want to see a review on, definitely let me know!

As always, thank you for reading! XO

Monday, 6 October 2014

September Beauty Favourites!

Hello friends! I know we're already way into the month of October but I have a few favourite products that I just had to share with you, most are new to me items and even brands I've only just found out about so here we go!

Oh Deer Sugar - Watermelon & Chia Body Scrub | $12.00
Let's start with this very delicious smelling product first! Oh Deer Sugar is a brand that I stumbled on recently and couldn't wait to try. They are an Australian company with a range of body butters, face masks, body scrubs and bath bombs and it's all completely vegan. I picked up this scent and have been absolutely loving it, it really exfoliates my skin without being too rough or leaving it feeling "gritty" like other body scrubs I've used before and it leaves my skin feeling so smooth afterwards. I can't wait to try more from the brand especially with how cute the packaging is!

Zoeva Luxe Cream Lipsticks - Shade: Floral Crown | $12.25
Now I've heard all about the Zoeva makeup brushes and decided to check out their website only to find they had vegan lipsticks and of course, couldn't control myself. I bought 3 out of the 6 shades with this beautiful pink being my favourite! They are all super rich, creamy, pigmented and wear so nicely on the lips. A full review on them all will be up soon for you!

Dose Of Colors Matte Lipstick - Shade: Kiss Of Fire | $18.00
Dose Of Colors released 4 liquid to matte lipsticks and you know I snatched them up ASAP, I love this shade and the forumla is so nice! It glides on smoothly, dries to a beautiful matte and doesn't leave them dry or cracked looking. I think I like this formula even more than the Aromi Beauty liquid lipsticks and that's definitely saying something!

My Daughter Fragrances - Scent: "Joyful" | $85.00
This was actually gifted to me very kindly by my mama and I loooooove the scent. I've only been using it for a couple days and already have had compliments from friends and family how nice it smells! It's described as "a fragrant love letter of orange flower, lime blossom, rose, jasmine and creamy sandalwood" and it smells so fresh and perfect for spring. Vegan perfume is one thing I've struggled with hard so finding brands like this makes me extremely excited!

 Innoxa Hydrating Creme Cleanser | $18.00
After absolutely loving the Day & Night Creme that I posted about here, I decided to try out more from the line and picked up this cleanser. It's so creamy and really cleans my skin but still leaves it moisturized and smooth. Perfect for dry skin and even better when used with the matching exfoliator and day & night cream!

Limelily 6 Pan Blush Palette | $59.00
My absolute favourite purchase in a long time. I picked up this palette from and I could not be happier, all shades are soft, smooth, pigmented and blend AMAZINGLY. They can be worn on their own or I've been mixing a few shades together and I honestly can't get over how good they look when applied! Easy to travel with and 100% worth the money.

And that's all! I hope you enjoyed reading a few of my favourite things, I would love to hear some of yours!

As always, thank you for reading! XO