Monday, 24 September 2012

Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bar Review

The reason I bought these was just because the packaging was so cute haha. These gloss bars are supposed to be a sheer lip stick + gloss in one... I think.

I got colours 5 peach and 6 orange.

Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bar - 5 Peach

Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bar - 6 Orange

L to R: 5 peach, 6 orange
I don't really like these to be honest. I thought I would use them a lot since they are sheer and glossy in the colours I like. But they are a bit too pigmented for me haha I like really sheer lip products. And these gloss bars tend to accentuate the wrinkles in my lips so whenever I put them on my lips look really wrinkled..I also don't like how they can't twist back down the tube. So if I accidentally twist too much product out I won't be able to push it back in unless I force it back which is quite annoying. 

These gloss bars smell like the fruit flavour which is quite nice. But still won't be using these much.

Figs & Rouge - All Purpose Balms

Hello another lip balm review today. I bought these Figs & Rouge balms off a while ago because I'm always on the hunt for new lipbalms. They are also sold in Australia David Jones but the price is more than double the price on asos. I decided to try these because I heard it was Emma Watson's favourite lip balm haha and I got sucked in. Turns out they are actually really good and moisturising.

The scents I got were Rambling Rose and Aloe & Mint.

The Aloe & Mint one came in a 17 ml tin whereas Rambling Rose was only 7ml. They both have a really natural and fresh scent to them. At first I really hated the smell of the rose one because you could taste the essential oils after you applied the product to your lips. The Aloe one didn't have this problem. But after using the rose one for a while I got used to the smell and actually like it as it makes me feel relaxed. The texture is a little strange because it feels lumpy when you first apply it... slightly gritty. Once you rub it onto your skin the balm melts and it becomes really smooth and moisturising. 

I liked these so much I have used a significant amount of the rose one. I only recently started using the Aloe one since I didn't want to have too many open tins of lip balm lying around. But I really couldn't resist haha. The Aloe one also has a bit of a tingling sensation after you apply it since there is mint as well. The product is marketed as being an all purpose balm but personally I think it is a bit too greasy to apply this to my skin so I just stick to using it as a lip balm. 

Overall these are a really good lip balm and quite a cheap option too. 

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Kanebo Media Blush Review

I discovered Kanebo Media when I went to Hong Kong last summer. They have a whole range of cheaper priced makeup. But only the blushes really caught my eye since there were so many colours and they all looked so natural.

The packaging is kind of and clear plastic. But the brush that is included is SO soft and is really all you need to apply the product.

I only got 2 colours: PK2 and RD1

L to R: PK2 , RD1

I don't remember the price but I think they were around $6 each which is quite cheap I thought. PK2 is really nice dusty pink colour with slight shimmer which are not really noticeable. RD1 is a bright coral colour and is more pigmented than the pink. I have to be careful when using the RD1 since a little goes a long way. I use the pink one on a daily basis so it's slowly running out. These are really silky blushes with good colour payoff. Definitely worth the money.
Top to bottom: RD1, PK2
Hmm I can't seem to rotate the photo haha. PK2 looks really sheer in that photo but it actually shows up really well on my face.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Lancome Tendre Travel Palette Review

I really wanted the Urban Decay Naked Palette a while ago but didn't want to spend $50 plus shipping getting it since I probably wouldn't use all the colours in the palette as there are some really dark ones included. While browsing on I saw the Lancome Tendre Travel Palette and I decided to get it since it was quite a lot cheaper and also had eyeshadows that I could get better use out of. I think I paid around $36 for the palette including shipping. It seems to have sold out on right now.

It comes in a super pretty black plastic case with a magnetic closure plus a velvety pouch. It tends to get fingerprints on it though.

The palette comes with 4 eyeshadows, a blush, 2 lipglosses and some brushes. I really like this palette since the colours are so soft and natural. I have only tried the 4 eyeshadows and love them all. I got the palette knowing that I wouldn't really use the 2 lipglosses just because I don't like lip gloss. I will try the blush soon though as it is a colour that I can see myself using every day.

The eyeshadows are soooo creamy and also very pigmented. They are nearly all shimmery though. The least shimmery one is the dark brown. I'm really happy I got this palette instead of the Naked palette because these 4 colours are basically all the ones I need :)

Nude pink nail polish

I have always loved pale nude pink nail polishes as they always look so classy and polished. I looked for the perfect one for ages and couldn't find one that suited my skin colour until I came across Essie Made To Honor. This colour makes my nails so clean looking and is very work appropriate. It is quite sheer so I usually need 3 coats or more for it to be opaque. I have found that Essie polishes give a really pretty jelly glossy finish when I layer the polish on. Essie Made to Honor is from the 2011 Wedding collection.

In the photos I only put on 2 thin coats without base/top coat because I was feeling a bit lazy :P

Crabtree & Evelyn Haul

Hello. Recently I bought the Pomegranate Argan & Grapeseed Oil body lotion from Crabtree & Evelyn because they are doing a facebook promotion where you get $10 off plus a free mini hand cream :D I really like this scent and was running out of my 25g size so I decided to use the coupon and save some money haha. I got the body lotion one since it's not as thick as the hand therapy and it's getting warmer in Australia now so the hand cream would be a bit too much.

The body lotion works really well and absorbs nearly instantly leaving my skin feeling so smooth <3

So after the discount the body lotion cost $18 aud which is still quite a lot... but it is 250 ml and absorbs really well so I guess it's still worth it. Plus I got a free 25g citron honey and coriander hand cream :)