It is almost the most wonderful time of the year and what better way to finish it off than to have a giveaway?! It has been a long year for me, finally finishing my course work for my undergraduate degree with all the associated pain and stress and it has also been an amazing beauty blogging year! I haven’t been blogging long but I’m so happy that I have my few regular readers!
I hope everyone has had a good year this year and as we wrap up for the year, I wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season!
On to the main reason for this post: The Giveaway!
I bought this a while ago from Priceline for 50% off as I believe it was discontinued stock. It wasn’t a bad buy considering I only paid a few dollars for this and quality wise I can’t complain. This is the first quad I’ve bought from Essence (the other eyeshadow I bought was a single colour) and it is promising enough that I would purchase another quad from Essence.
I bought this awhile ago because I was interested in the brush applicator and it looked so sleek! It would take up almost no space in my make up kit and I so wanted to love this liner but I just couldn’t! So much sobs, but! This product could work for you, read on to find out more!
I’m alive! My last exam was a few days ago and I’ve just been in a haze – you know, the post exam/extreme stress period where you have no idea what you’re doing. It’s just starting to sink in that I’ve completed my undergraduate course work! So, today instead of a review post I’d like to share a hobby (outside of blogging!) with you all.
Just a short update on my blog! It’s been three weeks since my last post and I’ve missed blogging so much! Uni work is just piling up like crazy and I’ve got my finals in a month so everything has just been ignored in favour of good grades =[ I’ve been studying so much and reading my textbook so much that I’ve actually found an error in Gray’s Anatomy for Students! It was an achievement unlocked moment for me haha – picture for proof!
There are so many things I need to get around to reviewing but nothing is going to get done until I finish my final exams and it won’t be until late November that I’ll be done. So for now just expect things to be ghost town quiet around here. I’ve recently bough a few nail polishes that I’m so excited to show you all and I’ve started to get into really trying different sunscreens so I can throw in my two cents regarding those soon too!
I hope you are well and I’ll see you all soon!
I’m sure many of you are familiar with the brand Essence and today I bring you a review on their eyeshadow called Cappuccino, please! It had cost me about $2.70(ish?) at Priceline and I was quite surprised at the pigmentation and appearance when I used it. It turns out to be a pretty good highlighting shade and its possible to use it with another colour so you get a two coloured eyeshadow look that is extremely wearable in the day time.
Ah mascara, possibly one of my favourite make up items just because it makes so much difference to my made up face. There are a myriad of options to choose from with mascaras, lengthening, volumising, tinted, ones with straight brushes, ones with curves brushes, and so on but the most important factor in a mascara is probably it’s ‘clumpability’. This is a deal breaker for most people and I know it’s an instant rejection for me if the mascara gives me spider leg lashes. Not the most appealing appearance I know, but I’ve figured out a new technique to make almost any mascara into a clump free mascara!
Whatever mascara you choose, you have to give this a try and let me know if it reduces the clumpability of your mascara! Just as a warning to mobile users, this is a picture heavy post!
Finally! A review post! Uni has been winding down and while the last few weeks were difficult I’m just glad its over now.
I bought these eyeshadows from Vanity box’s closing down sale (the store is now defunct and the website no longer exists) a month or so ago and I bought them for about AUD $2 each (plus $6 shipping). From my last Ameli eyeshadow post you all should know how much I like this product and I was pretty excited to be able to buy them for such a discount! This time, I bought two eyeshadows from the sweet diamond line and one from the sparkle spot line – true to name, the sweet diamond line has shimmers while the sparkle spot is just… well, sparkly.
I’ll be dividing this review into two sections, one for the sparkle spot colour and one for the sweet diamond colours. Also, picture heavy post ahead!
Like I mentioned in my intro post to the starting off project series, I’ll only be participating in certain weeks and this week is all about blush! I know there are many different types of blushes ranging from powder, cream and liquid but for today’s post on blush I’ll be focusing on liquid blushers.
I prefer liquid blushes over powder or cream simply because it gives a more natural glow that is hard to do with powder or cream blushes. Which ever type of blush you pick, it is important to be able to apply it correctly and well. In this post I’ll be sharing with you a technique to apply liquid (or cream) blush without having to use your fingers and it will look more natural simply because it’s easier to blend with a brush. I learnt this technique from Paris of My Women stuff and the original post can be found here.
This is a pretty easy technique and all you need is your liquid blush and a blush brush.
You might have noticed my absence and lack of posts this last week and just simply, uni has just taken over. I will resume regular posting in two weeks and I hope (fingers crossed) I will manage to put up my next starting off project post in two weeks. The regular mid-semester break I get to prepare and study for mid-sem exams are unfortunately placed very late in the semester (after week 9 in a 12 week semester schedule) and everyone is still adamant on having their assessments within weeks 5-7 so here we are – two assessments a week for 3 to 4 weeks consecutively.
Loving uni lyfe.
Enough of my depressing ‘uni is ruining my life’ story – here are some pictures of things I’ll be reviewing!