5 Product Face

5 Product FaceI have been meaning to do this post since sometime in 2015 and I guess I kinda never got to it until now. I don’t know why it took me so long to be honest because I used to be such a minimalist when it came to applying my makeup and I actually found it incredibly easy to select which five products to wear. I wore this look on Saturday. I wasn’t doing anything or going out anywhere but it’s always nice to make an effort.

Note: I applied moisturiser prior to doing my makeup as usual as well as a few sprays of The Body Shop’s Vitamin E Face Mist.

5 Products Face Products#1. Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation in 010 Light Porcelain

I recently finished up my bottle of Match Perfection in the shade 081 Fair Ivory *sobs* which contained the old formula but I’ve got to say I am impressed with how much I am liking this replacement. It is a similar colour and still has everything going for it which made me fall in love in the first place.

(I recently compared both formulas of Rimmel Match Perfection foundation. CLICK HERE to see how they fared).

#2. Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – 1 Fair

This is another base product I have started using recently after finishing up a tube of Maybelline’s Fit Me concealer. As much as I loved Fit Me, I like the coverage and shade of this one better. I do think I preferred the Maybelline doe foot applicator but again, I am very impressed with how much I like this product. This concealer doesn’t emphasise lines or cling to dry patches and I can see why so many beauty bloggers rave about it!

#3. Max Factor Excess Shimmer Eyeshadow – Copper

Ever since I purchased this eyeshadow I have not stopped wearing it! It’s a lovely everyday shade if you’re not sure what to wear and this is great to apply over matte brown/taupe shades for an easy transition from day to night. The whipped formula is so nice to work with and application is literally a few swipes over the eyelids and you’re done.

#4. Rimmel Scandaleyes Lycra Flex Mascara

Hands up how many of you guessed this product would be one of my five? – I couldn’t not use my holy grail mascara. Funny story, I featured this tube of mascara in an empties post last November and I’m actually still using the same tube. I purchased a replacement a few weeks ago but I’m too attached to throw it away. I’ve got three mascaras on the go at the moment (I don’t like to have too many) and this is the pick of the bunch. I’ve had it the longest but it works the best – crazy! I will get around to binning this tube soon…

#5. Rimmel Oh My Gloss!  – 150 Glossaholic

This post has no association with Rimmel but this is the third Rimmel product to feature. I am a huge fan of the brand and I truly believe Rimmel is one of the best drugstore brands. I purchased this lipgloss a few months ago and I love wearing it when I want something minimalistic; a hint of pink comes through and gives the lips a beautiful colour. The gloss is not sticky or gloopy at all and lasts a good few hours.

5 Product Face Finished LookThe finished look!

I hope you enjoyed reading this post and seeing which five products I chose. Let me know what some of the products you choose would be.

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Small Collective Haul

Small Collective HaulI don’t know about you but haul posts are some of my favourites to read and write. Last weekend I popped into town and had a list of shops I wanted to visit and I came away with a few bits. I was disappointed in The Body Shop as I have a 20% off coupon and I normally always have something on my ‘To Try’ list but not this time – I came away empty handed. The voucher expires at the end of May so if you have any suggestions on products I should check out, leave them in the comments! I also ended up going to a huge makeup sale and didn’t buy one thing – I’m pretty proud! (That doesn’t mean I didn’t buy makeup at all last weekend though).

Small Collective Haul Items

1. Keira S/Slv V Tee | $10.00

I was browsing through the Cotton On website and spotted this simple, basic striped tee. I tend to come up with ways I could wear different pieces on the spot and this struck me as one of those casual, weekend tops that would look really good with a pair of jeans. The style of the tee is not fitted and it’s kind of slouchy and loose and hangs really nicely. The v neck on this is not too low and I like the slightly scooped hem and side splits. I am going through a real stripes phase in my wardrobe lately, it’s such a simple way to add impact.

Keira Tee

2. Living & Co Plaque | $5.00

This is one of those purchases you tell yourself you don’t need but want anyway. I saw this and thought it was so cute and I can really relate to the quote. “There is no place like home.” I am a homebody through and through and I much prefer staying in to going out. Home fills me with that happy, cosy feeling. It also reminds me of Dorothy’s line in The Wizard of Oz which used to be one of my favourite films as a kid. This plaque can be hung or leaned up against the wall.

3. Rimmel Mascaras | 2 For $20

Rimmel is hands down one of my favourite makeup brands and my holy grail when it comes to mascaras. Their mascaras last for such a long time and their waterproof formula is so easy to remove. I have never experienced any irritation or sensitivity and I highly recommend giving Rimmel mascaras a go! I repurchased Scandaleyes Lycra Flex which is my favourite mascara that I’ve ever tried and while I may not have tried that many in total, using others made me realise why I love it and why it works for me. The brush has wire bristles (which I prefer to plastic) and despite being quite thick, product doesn’t clump and transfer onto my eyelids or below my eyes. This mascara provides length and volume all in one and doesn’t make eyelashes look spidery or brittle. I also purchased the Glam’Eyes Day 2 Night mascara. This one didn’t have the most favourable reviews online but I wanted to give it a go anyway. The two step application process is something I haven’t tried before and I’m looking forward to seeing how it performs on me.

4. Derma V10 Sorbet Body Butter – Strawberries and Cream | $3.26

I saw this little tub and I fell in love! I smelt this and it reminded me of strawberry yoghurt but in a good way. I am a huge fan of The Body Shop body butters but this cost 1/12th of the price. I don’t know if this will deliver on it’s claims but for the price I can’t complain!


There you have it, that’s everything I picked up! All of this cost me around $40 NZD and I think that’s reasonable for everything I got. Do you like the look of anything I picked up?

P.S. Don’t forget to leave me your suggestions for potential Body Shop products I can check out!

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Makeup Storage and Organisation

Makeup Storage and OrganisationHey everyone, hope you had a lovely weekend! I’ve had another four days off which has been bliss! It’s been nice and chilled compared to Christmas weekend which was busy with family, shopping and eating. I did some pampering (nails and face mask) and some planning with the new kikki.K stationery I got for Christmas. I also watched the cricket (a mere nine overs, it was rained off) and cleared out a drawer to organise my makeup. I’ve been meaning to do it for ages and what better time than the start of the year.

A month ago I purchased a white, metal jar for my makeup brushes and a couple of plastic baskets to keep my makeup in for next to nothing. I keep my makeup brushes on top of my dresser in the jar along with the hand cream I’m currently using, primer and a roll-on perfume. I spent Sunday clearing out one of my dresser drawers to keep my makeup tucked away and out of the sun.

Before:

Makeup Storage Before

Makeup Brush HolderMakeup brush holder

First I decided what to use each of the baskets for; one for nail polishes, one for lips and one for face products.

Nail Polish The back row is nail polishes I don’t use that often then I grouped the rest together by brand. There are no preferences to how the brands are organised, simply how the nail polishes best fit in the basket.

Klass Nails and Nail FilesAlso tucked at the back of the basket are my Klass nails and some nail files. The Klass nails are nail wraps I won in a Twitter competition a few years ago along with a signed card from Myleene Klass.

Lip CollectionFor my lip basket I put my most used and favourite lipsticks at the front (MAC obviously) and grouped the others by brand like I did for the nail polishes. I have kept my MAC lipsticks in their boxes so it’s easy for me to identify each shade without having to pick up each lipstick individually. Also in this basket are my lip glosses, and lip balms.

Face ProductsOrganising my makeup made me realise face and base products are actually what I have the least number of. I think that’s because when I find a product I like I tend to stick with it. In this basket I have my foundation and concealer, mascaras, Maybelline Colour Tattoos, eyeshadow palettes, my blushes and a 6 in 1 powder I don’t use very often.

Other MakeupI had a few bits and pieces left over so I put them into this clear cube which my nail polishes were in previously. These are products I don’t use but don’t want to throw away either. The Australis mousse and concealer sticks I did use regularly before I switched to liquid foundation and concealer. I will use these if I want sheer, light coverage.

Hand Cream etc.I have also made room in the drawer for my hand creams, my face mask, tweezers, jewellery pieces I keep in their boxes and the little Essie travel pouch for nail polish.

After:

Makeup Storage After

I’m so pleased with how everything looks and that my makeup finally has a designated place instead of being kept in makeup bags and scattered on top of my dresser. I love how neat and tidy it is and how refreshing it felt having a sort out. If there’s anything you want me to clarify or talk about further just let me know in the comments!

Hope you enjoyed this post, thanks for reading!

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Christmas Day Makeup Menu

Christmas Day Makeup MenuHey everyone! It feels a little weird doing a beauty post on a Wednesday but this has been one I’ve been excited to share with you for a couple of weeks. Whether you’re someone who has made last minute Christmas plans or you’re unsure how to do your makeup for the big day, sit back, relax and read on to see what I’ll be wearing come December 25th.

For my Christmas makeup I had two things in mind: sparkle and a red lip. I kept everything traditional and relatively simple. I believe this look would also suit a range of outfits from dressy to casual.

Base:

Christmas Makeup - BaseIf you’ve been a reader of my blog for a while now, you’ll know all about my base products for my face. I use these three every time I wear makeup and I’m always impressed.

1) Simple Kind To Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser – This moisturiser gives such a lovely base for the foundation to adhere to and keeps my skin nice and soft throughout the day. I didn’t use a primer for this look but this moisturiser works well with or without one.

2) Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation – If it’s more of a light coverage you’re after this foundation mixes really well with moisturiser and gives you that tinted moisturiser look and feel. On this occasion I applied the two separately as I wanted slightly more coverage. Side note: I recently discovered Rimmel have re-branded their Match Perfection foundation (I have the old formula). I use the shade 081 Fair Ivory and I hope that’s still part of the range otherwise I’ll have to try 010 Light Porcelain or find a completely new foundation.

3) Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in ’15 Fair’ – I don’t use the wand to apply this concealer, I dab the product onto my finger and pat it into my skin. Normally I just apply it to my chin, the sides of my nose and the corners of my eyes to eliminate redness.

Eyes:

Christmas Makeup - Eyes

1) Maybelline ‘The Nudes’ Palette – I have used this eyeshadow palette so much since I purchased it and it is one of my favourite purchases of the year! I used the palest, whitest shade in the palette as a base all over the lid then applied the gold shade over top of that.

Christmas Eye Makeup

2) Rimmel Super Curler Mascara – I recently mentioned purchasing this mascara in my HUGE Me Spree post. The mascara wand is smaller than what I’m used to using with Rimmel’s ScandalEyes Lycra Flex and shaped to mimic the natural curl of eyelashes. The size of the wand doesn’t detract from the mascara by any means and I do find this mascara does a similar job to the Lycra Flex; it adds a nice voluminous, fluttery look to my lashes.

Lips:

Christmas Makeup - Lips

1) Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick in 107 – I have come to the conclusion I don’t wear this lipstick enough. It featured in my Winter Essentials due it’s dark, berry tones which look especially gorgeous in Autumn/Winter. This shade screamed FESTIVE to me so it was the obvious choice when it came to choosing a lip colour for my Christmas look.


Christmas MakeupI hope you enjoyed this post and seeing what makeup I’ll be wearing on Friday! Let me know what you think of my Christmas look and if this post has inspired you at all. Also, don’t forget to tell me what makeup you’ll be rocking!

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HUGE Me Spree

Me Spree, Real Techniques, makeup brushes, mascara, Rimmel London, Rimmel Super Curler,Hi everyone! I’ve got a huge (by my standards) haul to share with you today. I’ve been excited to do this post and the final items arrived this week so it’s perfect timing. Anyone would think with the amount of new arrivals and purchases lately it was already Christmas but everything so far has been for myself… oops! We all deserve to treat ourselves once in a while though, don’t we?!?!

This is the post where I lose my make up brush virginity, step out of my comfort zone with sexy dresses and of course share what other beauty bits I’ve picked up. Sit back and relax, I have a feeling this is going to be a long one!

I have also linked as many products available online as I can find if you’re interested in checking them out.

Fashion

Ralphie 2 PulloverRalphie 2 Pullover – $20 | I picked up this cream pullover sweater because I don’t have anything like this in my wardrobe already and I thought it looked so comfy and cosy for winter time. This will look super cute paired with jeans and leggings.

Dannii For Target DressesDannii Minogue Petites One Shoulder Dress – $35 | Asymmetric isn’t a style of dress I thought would suit me but this dress does. I love the pattern and how it transforms this dress from an ordinary LBD. The fabric is comfortable to wear and holds you in all the right places.

Dannii Minogue Petites Metallic Cocktail Dress – $30 | I didn’t think strapless would suit me either but how wrong I was! I love the little pockets in this dress with the faux leather trim. The material is so light and the gold flecks make this dress look stunning. I can’t wait to wear this one out or for a special occasion.

Petites Dresses

Beauty – Makeup

Real Techniques, Rimmel London, Mascara, makeup brushes, nail polish, rose gold,Real Techniques Makeup Brushes | I have been looking at purchasing some of the Real Techniques brushes for months and I finally decided on a few. I picked brushes I thought would be useful for a beginner like me and make a good starter set. Prices as follows:

1. Setting Brush $12.28

2. Shading Brush $9.20

3. Blush Brush $13.81

4. Expert Face Brush $13.81

Total = $49.10*

*I received an additonal discount of $4.91 as part of a November special and ended up paying $44.19 instead of $49.10. My brushes were purchased from iHerb.

Rimmel Super Curler Mascara – $14.99 | I’d seen Rimmel’s new Super Curler mascara on Instagram recently and wanted to try it ever since! I’ve mentioned before that Rimmel mascaras are my favourite, they are so easy to remove, last all day, don’t irritate my eyes and are good value for money. I think the reason I like Rimmel mascara so much is because wire bristles do more for my lashes than plastic bristles. I love the purple tube too – this certainly won’t get lost in your makeup bag!

Rubi Nail Polish in Rose Gold – $3.46 | Like a lot of other people I have jumped on the rose gold trend and think the colour is absolutely beautiful! I tried this on my nails last week and the formula lasts surprisingly well. The polish isn’t streaky and doesn’t chip easily. The only downside would be how strong this polish smells but for the price I can’t really complain.

Beauty – Hair

TRESemme, Salon Silk, Shampoo, Conditioner,

1. TRESemmé Salon Silk Shampoo 500ml  – $4.97

2. TRESemmé Salon Silk Conditioner 900ml – $12.00

“The TRESemmé Salon Silk shampoo and conditioner system delivers intense moisture where your hair needs it most, calming frizz and flyaways without weighing hair down. Light enough for daily use, this advanced smoothing system with argan oil cleanses and helps tame unruly hair, leaving it smooth and salon-soft.”

I wanted to change up my usual shampoo and conditioner and I’d read about TRESemmé’s Salon Silk range online. I’m going to the hairdresser tomorrow and I’m looking forward to using this on my freshly cut hair.

Homeware

Typo, Industrial lamp, rose gold lampRose Gold Industrial Lamp – $48.99 | I’ve been thinking about getting a lamp for my room for a while now. About a year ago I saw a standing spotlight lamp and thought it looked really cool but didn’t think it would be practical for my room and the space I had. I saw a lamp similar to the one I picked up in a magazine and knew it would be perfect. I was torn between rose gold and silver but went for rose gold as I thought silver may tarnish (#practical).


Disclaimer: All items are in New Zealand dollars and were purchased by me. Prices include discounts which may no longer be valid.

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Empty Products #1

Empty Products #1Hi there, happy Friday! Today I’m very excited to bring you my first ever empties post! I will try and make this a regular feature on the blog but I don’t know how frequent the posts will be. I don’t find I go through products that quickly so I’ll probably end up keeping a little bin or a stash. Let’s jump straight in?!

1. Simple Kind To Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser

I have used Simple moisturiser for years and I absolutely love it. My skin can be sensitive and never has this irritated it. The moisturiser does everything it says on the bottle and is so affordable.  There is no artificial scent or colour and the light texture is perfect for the face because it doesn’t feel heavy on the skin and is good to use as a base before applying foundation. I imagine this would also be good for other areas on the body with sensitive/dry skin.

Repurchase: Yes, in fact I already have.

2. Impulse Into Glamour Body Spray

I first bought this body spray after The Saturdays became brand ambassadors for Impulse and it was one of the new scents launched in conjunction. I have used this product for a number of years as well and always repurchase whenever I run out. The scent is feminine and slightly floral and features a blend of sandalwood and vanilla. They’ve recently changed the size of the cans and although there is less product, it is more handbag friendly.

Repurchase: Always.

3. The Body Shop Almond Hand & Nail Hand Cream

I purchased this hand cream in August and it lasted me about two months. I really do think it made my nails stronger, they weren’t weak but they seemed to look and feel more nourished. When I first started using this hand cream I found the scent rather sweet but after a few days I got used to it and grew to like it. I like to apply hand cream before I go to bed so it has plenty of time to soak in during the night.

Repurchase: I think I will go back to this scent but I have a few others I’d like to try first.

4. The Body Shop Shea Body Butter

I have been saving this empty up after finishing it a few months ago, partly because I thought the tub was cute and it might come in useful for something. I really like the shea scent because it’s feminine but relatively neutral and doesn’t interfere with perfume or anything like that. Some people question The Body Shop’s prices but I think once you work it out, they’re reasonable as the products last a good few months and the quality is so good.

Repurchase: Like the hand cream, I have a list of other scents I’d also like to try.

5. Rimmel ScandalEyes Lycra Flex Mascara

I’ve certainly saved the best till last! Technically this mascara isn’t an empty yet, but it’s pretty damn near. I didn’t realise how much I loved this mascara and what it does for my lashes until I tried others and didn’t like the effect as much. I think this may just be my ‘holy grail’ mascara, the volume and length it gives my lashes is amazing. This mascara really opens up my eyes and holds a decent curl throughout the day while still making my lashes look fluttery. This must be the easiest waterproof mascara to remove which is always a bonus.

Repurchase: Definitely!

There you have it, my first empties post done and dusted. All five of these products come highly recommended and I’d love to know if you’ve tried them yourself or if you’d like to!

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Review: Maybelline ‘The Falsies’ Mascara

Review: Maybelline 'The Falsies' MascaraHi there! For this week’s second review I’m talking about Maybelline’s ‘The Falsies’ waterproof mascara. I bought this mascara the same day as Patisserie funnily enough and I’ve really come to enjoy using it in my daily makeup routine.

I picked this mascara up as part of a 3 For 2 deal on Maybelline products a little over a month ago. I’d heard good things about The Falsies and needed another product to make up (pardon the pun) my three. I have been using Rimmel mascaras for over two years with no problems and I love them so at first it felt like I was cheating on Rimmel.

Claims

“False lash glam, instantly!”

  • Patented Spoon Brush fans out lashes from corner-to-corner, while our Pro-Keratin formula instantly builds volume without clumping.
  • Unique flexible wand helps to lift and separate lashes to provide the look of 300% more visible, fuller lashes, no gaps from any angle.
  • Contact lens safe and ophthalmologist-tested.
  • Waterproof, also available in Washable formula.

(Source: Maybelline)

Impressions: Then and Now

I like to do these review type posts after I’ve had the product for a little while so I can test it out and give you a fair opinion. Interestingly, my thoughts when I first started using this mascara are different to what they are now.

Formula. The first few times I used The Falsies the formula seemed very wet. It wasn’t messy to apply but personally I prefer my mascara less wet. It took a couple of uses before air got into it. Now, I like the formula, it’s not too wet, dries quickly and doesn’t clump.

Come Clean. Another gripe I had was how difficult it was to remove. I know it’s waterproof so it’s not meant to budge but the Maybelline website says easily washes off with soap and water. One, I have sensitive skin and two, I wouldn’t put soap near my eyes. I was simply used to my Rimmel mascaras and it just means when I remove it I use a separate cotton pad soaked with micellar water for my eyes. I have to rub a little more vigorously than the rest of my face but the micellar water doesn’t irritate my eyes so it’s fine. As long as you use a good makeup remover or eye makeup remover you won’t have any problems.

300% More Volume? The Falsies claims to provide up to 300% more visible, fuller lashes but sadly I don’t think this claim is true. It definitely makes my lashes more fuller but let’s face it, not 300% – how is that even measurable? My lashes aren’t very long and are rather thin but I do find this mascara does a good job at separating them and gives a nice bit of length. Wearing glasses I don’t like too much length as the mascara can dirty the lenses and actually push the glasses off. I prefer voluminous lashes to lengthened lashes.

Mascara ComparisonI wanted to show you a comparison of no mascara vs. 2 coats of The Falsies. As you can see it makes my lashes darker making them more visible and adds more volume and length. I find two coats to be the optimum amount. More than that and my lashes can start to look clumpy.

Overall Verdict

The spoon shape of the brush makes application easy as it mimics the curl of an eyelash and helps to coat more lashes in one hit. The only thing that I’m not such a fan of with this mascara is the price, (it ranges from $24-$27 NZD). I didn’t mind so much this time round as I got it as part of the 3 For 2 deal but both my Rimmel mascaras have been half that price. I do really like this product though and I’m not ruling out a re-purchase. I’ve bought a few Maybelline products lately and the quality has impressed me so it’s definitely a brand I’ll be looking out for more in the future!


Have you tried The Falsies? What do you look for when it comes to purchasing a mascara, are you all about the length or do you prefer thick, voluminous lashes?

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Weekend Haulin’

Weekend Haulin'Happy Monday lovelies!… Another week has begun! Over the weekend I went on a little shopping trip and wanted to share what I bought with you all. Most of the items I picked up are beauty related but I also purchased a lovely journal from kikki.K and finally decided on a phone case.

MAC PatisserieMAC Patisserie

One of the first stops had to be the MAC counter. Ever since I got Syrup a few months ago I’ve been hooked and couldn’t wait to pick up another gorgeous lipstick! I almost went for Patisserie over Syrup last time so naturally it had to be my pick this time round. Patisserie is described as a ‘sheer creamy neutral pink’ and has a lustre finish. It looks a little brown in the bullet but shows up lighter when swatched. This colour aims to be quite nude and close to a natural lip colour – I can’t wait to try this out!

MaybellineMaybelline 24Hour Color Tattoos and ‘The Falsies’ mascara

Maybelline’s 24Hour Color Tattoo creme eyeshadows are a product I’ve had on my beauty wishlist for a while and I finally picked some up over the weekend. I picked up two shades from the Metal collection: 55 Inked In Pink and 70 Barely Branded. Inked In Pink is a beautiful shimmery pink with a hint of copper and rose gold. Barely Branded is a more neutral everyday, champagne type shade. I prefer shimmery shades over matte (most of the time) as mattes can make my small eyes look heavy and shimmer helps to brighten and open them up.

I hadn’t planned on buying a new mascara but there was a 3 for 2 deal on Maybelline products so I thought why not take advantage of it? I only ended up having to pay for the mascara and one of the colour tattoos. I’ve heard good things about ‘The Falsies’ and look forward to giving it a go!

The Body ShopThe Body Shop Strawberry Lip Butter and Vitamin E Body Butter

Ever since I fell in love with The Body Shop at the beginning of the year I’ve been dying to try a product from the Strawberry range. Strawberries are one of my favourite fruits and the sweet smell of this range reels me in every time. I purchased a Strawberry Lip Butter and the smell is incredible – not overpowering and lingers when worn on the lips. I have to admit I couldn’t wait to try this one out and put some on on Saturday night.

A couple of weeks ago I used up the last of my Shea body butter and replaced it at the weekend. My skin is prone to dryness so I need a body butter that provides plenty of moisture. One of the sales assistants mentioned the Vitamin E range and as soon as I smelled the body butter my mind was made up. The scent is a little floral but relatively neutral so won’t overpower perfumes. This body butter also comes in the prettiest pink tub and even though it says normal skin on the tub it is in fact great for all skin types!

These purchases meant I reached 100 points on my Love Your Body card and I now have a voucher for $10 off my next item from The Body Shop.

kikki.K Journalkikki.K A5 Life Journal

I’m sure you all know by now how much I adore cute stationery! I regularly browse through kikki.K’s website and spotted this beautiful light blue journal. I’m a member of the mailing list and I had a coupon for $10 off so I just couldn’t resist. My goal for this journal is to write in it everyday and use it for my thoughts, feelings and anything else I want to record. The cover is soft bonded leather which I thought would make the journal stiff and hard to lay flat but this is not the case. There are over 250 pages intertwined with quotes throughout.

Lili Price phone case(Image credit).

Lili Price White Geometry Chaos phone case

I saw Lily Pebbles post a picture of this phone case on Instagram and I instantly fell in love. I’ve been looking for the perfect case and nothing really jumped out at me until I saw this one. I like the simple pattern and monochrome colours and think it will make my phone look really classy. This case also comes in black with white lines and is available on Lili Price’s website here. If you use the discount code ‘LILYPEBBLES’ you get 10% off!

I’d be interested to hear your thoughts on the items I picked up in my weekend haul. Be sure to let me know what you got up to this past weekend as well!

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Mini Rimmel Haul

Rimmel primer and mascaraI was going to wait until today (Tuesday) to pick up Rimmel London’s Fix & Perfect Primer but my brother wanted to go to town yesterday so I ended up getting it a day early.

I also decided to buy a new mascara. I’ve had my current one – Rimmel’s Extra Super Lash – for a while and even though it hasn’t run out yet I thought I’d take advantage of the sale. I wanted another Rimmel mascara as I’ve never had any problems with the one I’ve got and the brand caters for sensitive eyes. I don’t think my eyes are that sensitive but it’s always better to be on the safe side. I wanted something a bit more dramatic to create volume so I opted for Scandaleyes Lycra Flex. I nearly chose Glam Eyes Day To Night but it only contains 9ml of product as opposed to Lycra Flex’s 12ml.

Scandaleyes Lycra Flex: “A big volume mascara that won’t leave your lashes stiff or brittle, so you can build drama from day to night! Lycra Technology formula makes lashes look full and voluptuous while remaining soft. MaxDensity brush covers whole lash line with one effortless coat to reveal and plump every lash.” – Rimmel Website

All Rimmel cosmetics were 25% off so I paid $12.38 for the primer and $15.38 for the mascara. (All prices are in NZD).

Can’t wait to try these out!

Chanelle x