Thursday, 21 November 2013

Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation | Review!



If you've been following my blog, I've done a few hauls lately! This is a foundation I bought once my Max Factor Liquid Illusion foundation ran out a while ago. It claims to be a primer, concealer and foundation all in one and has SPF 20. It's in 825 buff beige and costed me $10 although usually retails for $19.95 at Priceline. Covergirl ALWAYS is having a sale at Priceline and even Big W or Target, so you never really need to buy it full price unless you want it ASAP. Just wait a week or two and usually someone is having a sale. Okay, onto the reviewy part of this post! 

I've used a lot of different types of foundations over my 19 years. From L'oreal to Maybelline to Max Factor. I've never really found one that I absolutely fell in love with though, I mean I liked them, but I was always on the hunt for something that I absolutely love and would repurchase. I'm a really indecisive person, so repurchasing the same foundation is actually a big thing for me. I think I'm nearly done this bottle but I can't actually tell.. but I'm going to be repurchasing this.

I live in Queensland so sweat is an inevitable thing that happens. During the winter months, this foundation stays on my face and it looks the same at the end of the day as it does the start of the day. Although during the summer it does come off a little bit but it's better than so many foundations I've used and it doesn't ever look streaky or patchy. I just can notice my freckles a bit more. 

It really does prime and conceal as well. I'm not really a big primer user, I own two but not really on purpose they came in sets but I do use it for eye shadow. I find that with this foundation I'm putting on a lot less concealer on imperfections. Which, sometimes, I can overload my face with concealer when I'm having a bad skin day. I also have dark circles under my eyes and this does really help with that as well. 

Overall, I love this foundation and it when it goes on sale for $10 again (I'm hoping) I'm going to buy two. Considering the price, this is really amazing foundation. I really love it.

Have you tried this foundation and what do you think? 

Sunday, 10 November 2013

NP Set Day-to-Night Palette | Review


A few weeks ago now I went to the Gold Coast (I was going to write a blog post about the trip but my mum has been quite sick due to having an emergency operation so I've been a bit busy with that) and at one of the Westfield shopping centres they were having a "spend $80 at any fashion, jewellery or cosmetic retailer and receive an NP set eye-shadow palette free" offer. I didn't purposely spend $80 so I could receive this but my mum did so she let me have it. This palettes RRP is $29 so I was more than ecstatic to get it for free. What I would describe the NP Set brand as is Napoleon Perdis in cheaper packaging. This is my first NP set product and I'm really glad I was able to try it.

Included in the palette is 8 eye shadows, 6 shimmery ones and 2 matte ones and in the middle is a bronzer and a blush.

ImageI swatched the four eye shadows that I tend to like the most which is the golden one, the 2 white ones and the purpley grey one on the right side. They are very pigmented which is what I love about them and there is a great variety to choose from. The thing I will say about the golden kind of one is that is scares the crap out of me. I've never worn it out because it's so... gold. I love the shade - don't get me wrong - but it's scary. I'm more of a natural eyes and bold lips kinda person. But I will wear it outside the house at some point - when I get a little more comfortable with eye shadows! 

The bronzer is really good for people with more pale skin because it's not too brown like a lot of bronzers tend to be. By that I mean I feel like some people who are quite pale when they put bronzer on look like they have dirt on their face. Dirt is not a look that I'm wanting to attempt to try so I found this bronzer worked really well with my skin. The blush is also really nice but I find I don't absolutely love it - it's just okay. 

I would definitely recommend this palette or other eye shadows by NP set. They're an okay price, I wouldn't say it's a complete bargain but I do think because of the quality the $29 price tag is okay. I'm assuming it's cheaper on other countries though. You can pick it up at Big W and Target. 

Have you tried this palette or similar ones in the NP set range? Do you like NP set? 

Saturday, 9 November 2013

University Stationery Wishlist! | Typo & Kikki.K

As you may or may not know, next year will be my first year of University. I'm really excited because stationery is one of my favourite things to buy! So I've put together a little wishlist/things I'll buy between now and Feburary when I start! 


The first thing is a yearly wall planner
I really like these so that I can write down important dates for things like exams and assignments. It's a lot easier when you can see the entire month so that you know when you should start something and how long you have to do it. Especially because my course is a double degree so I'll have a lot of work to do!
This one costs $24.95 and is a white board. 


2014 A6 Weekly Diary
Just a cute A6 diary that costs $24.95. As you may notice, when it comes to school work organisation is my main priority. As soon as I'm not organised, I freak out. This diary I've seen in there for a while and I think it's really adorable.

A6 Buffalo Journal
At the start of the school year I always buy at least 3 of these! They're good for writing lists down in and are light and easy to carry around. They're also really pretty.

Magazine Holder: Card

Magazine Holder
I really like to get a magazine holder for each unit that I'm doing so for next year it will be 4 or 5 classes. I use them for extra notes and assessment guides to put on my desk. They're really good for staying organised and on top of your workload! These ones are $12.95 each.


Rainbow Gel Pen 10pk
Pens! Obviously. I like to write all my notes in different colours for different sections so that when I'm looking over my notes for exams and assignments it's more fun and easier to read. I also buy just plain blue black and red pens for exams. 

For notes I just buy Spirax Lecture books and Marbig Display books from Big W to store any loose paper that I need for class. I also just buy a standard 5 pack of highlighters.

So that is my stationery wishlist/buy list thing. There are a few other things I'll pick up as well - I'm a sucker for stationery - but these are the main things on my priority list right now. I'll probably get a few of these for Christmas because they are on the pricey side.

Are you at Uni? Is there anything else I could use to stay organised?
What are you studying? 

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Garnier BB Cream oil free | Review!


(Left - No make up
Right - Make up)

As I said in my haul that I posted yesterday I wanted to try a BB cream that I can wear on really hot days when I hate full coverage foundation. I bought the Garnier BB cream for Oily skin (I bought the one for oily skin because I find that BB cream gets quite oily itself so my thought process was "if it's for oily skin - it can't be oily, right?").  I got really bored being at home by myself so I tried it tonight with a few other products just to see the coverage and how it feels.

It's definitely a really lightweight BB cream - it almost feels like there isn't anything on my face. It covers a little bit of redness and spots so if you're a bit self conscious about pimples and things then I don't think it would provide enough coverage. When I'm having a good skin day - I wasn't today - then I think this would be perfect for summer days! I definitely would recommend this BB cream and I am glad I bought the one for oily skin.

The only thing I don't like about it is that it's a little bit runny - when I first opened it I got a bit of a shock when product kinda fell on my pants and inside my christmas mug.

The product retails for around $12 - I bought it from Big W - but I got it on sale for $10. I really do like this product and I will probably be wearing it until the heat subsides.

Other products on my face in the photo
One-by-One Maybelline Mascara in Brown Black (review here)
Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Eyeliner in Jet Black
Maybelline Color Sensational in Shocking Coral (my favourite right now)
Bourjois Little Round Pot Blush in 34 Rose D'or

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Mini Haul | Big W & Priceline!



Today I went into the shops with the intention of getting the Simple Light Moisturiser.. but I got all of the products shown in the above picture, including the cup. So this is my spring skincare & Christmas haul.

Christmas Mug
A few days ago I saw these giant Christmas mugs in Big W and I just had to have one. It costed $4.97 which is pretty good and it's adorable.

Garnier BB Cream for Oily Skin
I don't actually have oily skin but I tried a BB cream a few weeks ago and it was super oily and I didn't like it so I bought one that is designed for oily skin in the hopes that it would be y'know, less oily. I needed a BB cream because it's getting into the summer time now so it's super hot and I can't stand wearing full coverage foundation in really humid weather. I'll definitely do a review on this product considering I haven't really boarded the BB train yet. It costed me $10 at Big W but usually costs around $12. 

Simple - Kind to Skin - Hydrating Light Moisturiser
I bought this moisturiser just because when I use normal moisturisers my skin doesn't absorb all of it - even when I use a little bit - so I thought I'd try a light one. It usually costs $9.99 but I got it on sale for $8.49.

Simple - Kind to Skin - Soothing Facial Toner
I needed an alcohol-free toner because the one I have really dries my skin out. I got away with using it for a while there but it just hasn't done much good in the long term for my face. I love Simple - I don't think I've ever disliked one of their products before so I thought I'd buy the 50ml Toner for $3.39 on sale but usually it's $3.99. I bought the small sizes of this toner and the eye make up remover just so I can have a try of it. 

Simple - Kind to Skin - Eye Make-Up Remover
My sister has this eye make up remover and I loved it so I bought it because I can't just keep using all of her product. It costed $3.39 on sale but usually it's $3.99 for the small 50ml bottle. 



Another thing I noticed at Priceline this week was the infamous Bioderma range! I'm not 100% sure whether or not I'll be buying anything yet - if there is an introductory offer I will but if not I'm not sure. But just posting this so that if you aren't aware, they are starting to sell Bioderma in Australia at Priceline. If I do buy anything it will be the Micellar water though. 

What skincare products have you been loving and are you excited about Christmas?