Sunday, 27 April 2014

I'm back!!!

After a short hiatus, I'm finally back to blogging!

I'm not sure where the weeks went, but they slowly turned into months. I've been meaning to start up my blog again for a while now, but it just didn't happen!

Anyways now to some exciting shiz!

Earlier in the week I was delighted to receive my first iHerb order! If you haven't heard of iHerb, check it out at - you can purchase supplements, vitamins & beauty/bath products at great prices.

I have been wanting to try Real Techniques Brushes by Sam & Nic Chapman for ages & have heard great reviews about them. I had a look at them in Priceline a few times but the price just turned me off. I gave up waiting for them to go on sale, so this is where iHerb came into the picture.

I ordered the core collection set, powder brush & the eye starter set all for the grand total of $44.38, including shipping. The same items in Priceline would have set me back $109.97! So that was a saving of over 50% - woohoo! The order was shipped to me in a week, so that was another win!

I haven't had a chance to try out all the brushes yet, but so far my favourites have to be the powder brush - so soft & fluffy & the brow brush from the eye collection which made my eyebrows look amazing! These brushes are synthetic - so 100% cruelty free!

I will do a review of my faves soon, so stay tuned!

If you are a first time customer on iHerb, you can use the code SCR674 - for $10 off all orders over $40 or $5 off for orders under $40. Happy Shopping!

Sunday, 3 November 2013

October Project 10 Pan Empties - Part 1

Sukin Sensitive Facial Moisturiser: This pleasantly fragranced moisturiser left my skin feeling supple & hydrated. It worked well as a primer under my makeup & didn't leave my face feeling greasy. The moisturiser is made from natural ingredients & is Paraben free. I would recommend this for all skin types & will repurchase in the future when I finish my second bottle.

Rimmel Max Volume Flash Mascara: I found this mascara to be average. It created a natural look & thickened my lashes a little, but I prefer more length & volume. Will not repurchase.

Trilogy Rosehip Oil: This oil absorbs quickly into my skin, leaving it soft & supple. I usually use this at night & it makes my face feel hydrated in the morning. I prefer this to the one with antioxidants & will definitely repurchase.

Bourjois Flower Perfection Foundation: This is my HG foundation. I only discovered it earlier this year & have been repurchasing ever since! It has great lasting power, however it leaves your skin looking a bit shiny by the afternoon  But nothing a little blotting powder can't fix!

10.0.6 Deep Down Detox Mask: This is one of my favourite masks! See the review I did earlier this year. Will repurchase!

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Project 10 Pan - October

1. Unknown Brand Blush
2. Australis Lip Treatment Trio
3. 10.0.6 Deep Down Detox Mask
4. Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream with 2% Salicylic Acid
5. Rimmel Max Volume Flash Mascara
6. Sukin Facial Moisturtiser - Sensitive
7. Aveda Energising Oil
8. Trilogy Rosehip Oil
9. Bourjois Flower Perfection Foundation
10. Neutrogena Norwegian Hand Cream

September Project 5 Pan Empties - Part 2

Edward Beale Ultra Gloss Argan Oil: I received this argan oil free in the Priceline Hair Care Bag. It left my hair feeling smooth, smelling nice & looking glossy. A good substitute for Morrocan Oil. Will not purchase though as I prefer Morrocanoil or Redken's All Soft Argan 6.

Nivea Daily Essentials Regenerating Night Cream: A good night cream with a pleasant, but subtle scent which left my skin feeling hydrated. It is packaged in a small jar, but a little goes a long way as it is quite a thick cream. May repurchase when I finish my back up!

Saturday, 21 September 2013

September Project 5 Pan Empties - Part 1

Montagne Jeunesse Mud Pac Ultra Deep Pore Cleansing Mask: An average mask - will not repurchase as fragrance was too strong! See review here: Mask Review.

Formula 10.0.6 No Time To Shine Mud Mask: A great & inexpensive mask. Left skin feeling smooth & refreshed. May repurchase once I have finished my other masks. See review here: Mask Review.

Maybelline The Colossal Volum' Express Cat Eyes Mascara: One of my favourite mascaras at the moment is Maybelline Colossal Volum Mascara (link), but I saw the Cat Eyes version & thought I'd give it a go! The only difference I found was the curved brush, which made it easier to apply mascara to my bottom lashes. Would definitely repurchase!

Stay tuned for Part 2, coming soon.

Project 5 Pan - September

I'm a bit late with this post, but better late than never!

This month I only have 5 products to finish as opposed to my usual 10. Here they are:

1. Montagne Jeunesse Mud Pac Ultra Deep Pore Cleansing Mask
2. Formula 10.0.6 No Time To Shine Mud Mask
3. Edward Beale Ultra Gloss Argan Oil
4. Nivea Daily Essentials Regenerating Night Cream
5. Maybelline The Colossal Volum' Express Cat Eyes Mascara

Saturday, 14 September 2013

August Project 10 Pan Empties - Part 2

Nivea Light Feel Face Veil: This is my favourite facial sunscreen. It doesn't break me out or irritate my skin & is quickly absorbed. I usually wear this under my foundation, instead of primer. Will definitely repurchase.

Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss: I received this as a gift with purchase from Bobbi Brown. I found the lip gloss was really thick & sticky, which didn't really feel nice on my lips. Will not purchase full size.

Becca Eyebrow Powder: This eyebrow powder was pretty average, however lasting power was good. Will not repurchase as can use brown eyeshadow as a substitute.

Johnson's Baby Lotion: I used this lotion as an all over body moisturiser. It was easily absorbed in the skin & very pleasant smelling. May repurchase in the future, once I have finished my other moisturisers.

Stay tuned for my September Project 10 Pan!