LUSH Christmas Wishlist

Recently I noticed that Lush has released it’s Christmas collection and after skimming their website, I’ve compiled a small little list of some of the items I would love to get or to give for the upcoming Christmas season.

1. Sikkim Girls Body Lotion

“Fragranced with ‘Sikkim Girls’ from Gorilla Perfumes, this decadent cream will perfume the skin like no other. Jasmine flowers infused with vanilla pods and Darjeeling tea creates the soothing base.  Unpreserved and beautifully rich, creamy butters and hemp oil nourish your skin while Tuberose, Jasmine and Frangipani essential oils entice others closer.  A sexy, nourishing cream that will leave you feeling seduced after the bath or shower.” – LUSH Cosmetics

2. Let the Good Times Roll Cleanser

“You can use this cleanser for your face and body – it’s gentle enough to polish and buff your skin all over. It’s scented with Pia’s popcorn perfume that’s in the sugary lip scrub of the same name. It’s smoothing and soothing and ever so slightly warming on the skin.” – LUSH Cosmetics

3. Sandy Santa

“Keep your skin looking and feeling amazing with this limited edition sugar scrub.  This year it’s even more beneficial for the skin, with added coconut oil and butters, such as murumuru and organic shea butter, to intensely moisturise.  Sugar and sand add the gentle polishing effect.  Fragranced with toning Brazilian orange oil as a nod to his exotic inspiration – the sand sculptures on Copacabana beach!” – LUSH Cosmetics

4. Angel’s Delight Soap (I really wanna get my hands on this one!)

“If you’re a fan of the popular Angel’s Delight dessert then you’ll love this classic Lush soap.  A yummy pink soap, adorned with stars, moons and all things glittery – tangerine oil, orange oil and gardenia oil provide the sweet, jelly baby fragrance and also really work to cleanse, refresh and detox the skin” – LUSH Cosmetics

5. Snow Fairy Shower Gel (And this one too!)

“No bathroom would be complete this Christmas without a bottle of Lush’s fruity, sugary and sparkly Snow Fairy shower gel.       

Candyfloss pink and with a sweet, magical scent of soothing and comforting vanilla, the flecks of blue glitter leave you shimmering.  Wash your hair and body with this sparkling seasonal must-have.” – LUSH Cosmetics

6. Celebrate Body Lotion

“Celebrate the festive season with this beautiful unpreserved hand and body lotion.  Rich and wonderfully emollient, the cocoa butter and almond oil will replenish and moisturise your skin, while the intoxicating cocktail inspired fragrance uplifts your spirits.  Brazilian orange oil and lime oil tones the skin and lifts you out of the winter blues while cognac oil gets you into the party mood.” – LUSH Cosmetics

Here’s where you can check out their Christmas Collection!
Would love to know your picks, wishes and wants!
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Pretty Pink Glitter NOTD

So university is nearly over and well I was so flippin’ bored last night because everyone was out enjoying the Fall Out Boy concert and I was home. I decided to layer my favourite nail polish which is OPI in Mimosas for Mr and Mrs with some pink glitter which I picked up from Forever 21 while I was in the states last year. I had to wait a super long time to allow for it to dry but i think it looks very pretty and not overwhelming, as sometimes glitter tends to be. Last night I also noticed that I am running very short on my Sally Hansen Dry and Go Drops and desperately need to go and buy more because I probably only have one good use left in them!
Hope you enjoyed! I would love to know what’s on your nails right now?

DIY or DFY Beauty TAG

(Image property of Vanity Rouge)
So I saw this new TAG over at The Happy Sloth and I thought it was such a cool idea as well as good way to share what I do myself and what I don’t. DIY if you weren’t aware stands for Do It Yourself and DFY stands for Done For You. Let’s get into the categories!
1. Brows
Suprise! I’ve never had my brows done by someone else before and I learnt off the internet. I have considered getting them done for special occasions but never got around to it. My eyebrows are somewhat sensitive so I like the fact that I’m in control of all the plucking motions. DIY for me!
2. Hair
Personally I’m a little bit in between the two, but I am definitely leaning more towards DFY mainly due to the many fails I’ve had when I’ve done stuff to my hair. A couple months ago I cut my own hair, and to be honest it was a big mistake I should’ve just gone to a salon.
3. Mani/Pedi
An infant could count the number of times I’ve had someone else do my nails; Once! It was for a special spa deal when I was on a cruise and to be honest there wasn’t much difference from when I do it myself, except my cuticles hurt. DIY all the way!
4. Body Hair Removal
I’ve considered getting it done at a salon, but never had the guts! So I’ve always done it myself. In my personal opinion if I was to get any of my body waxed, I would go to a salon, but I can shave my legs fine with a razor. I also think that this kinda varies in regard to which body area you are wanting to remove hair, let’s say it was a more delicate area (we all know what I’m talking about) I would definitely consider going to a salon since I wouldn’t want to mess it up! So this is undecided it’s a bit of both.
5. Makeup for a special Occasion
Half the reason I enjoy going to special occasions is the ritual of getting all dolled up so DIY all the way. I love creating a new look for a different occasion, it’s half the fun.
6. Skincare
Even when my skin was at it’s worse, I still preferred the routine and the control I get with getting to mix and match different items from varying brands so once again it’s DIY.
Alrighty, I TAG anybody and everyone who reads this! Would love to
see your responses!

Snow White Makeup Look and Costume/Tutorial – #Bloggoween

This is my last one I swear (unless I get really creative in the next couple of weeks!) and this is my favourite and my personal pick for Halloween this year. I’ve always been in love with the Disney Princesses and although Snow White wasn’t my all time favourite, I am still quite fond of her and really wanted to try out a classic Disney look for this year’s Halloween.

I bought the costume off eBay and it was quite cheap but not the worst quality available. You can get full length gowns off the internet but I already knew the type of Halloween party I was heading too and if I wore a full length gown my embarrassment would be akin to Cady’s in Mean Girls!

So you wanna know how to do it?
  1. Full coverage foundation routine, including liquid or creme foundation, concealer, powder. Snow White has a flawless complexion and full coverage is one way to recreate her porcelain skin.
  2. Since Snow White has black hair I filled in my brows with black and it made a huge difference to the look.
  3. Take a lighter toned bronzer and put it around the hallows of your cheeks and temples. Then take a darker bronzer or contour powder and go over the other parts as well as the sides of the nose and the jaw line.
  4. Lightly highlight under the eyes, down the nose and on the chin.
  5. With a light pink blush place it on the apples of your cheeks and concentrate it quite heavily but try an avoid too round of a circle.
  6. Lightly line the upper lash line with a black eyeshadow or eyeliner. Apply mascara and white eyeliner to the waterline
  7. For the lips, moisturize with a lip balm then line the lips with a red lip liner. Apply red lipstick. If you make any mistakes take your concealer and define your lips.
  8. DONE!

The faux bob isn’t too difficult to achieve and there are heaps of tutorials around the internet to help with that!

So what are you doing for Halloween? If you want to know any specific products just ask in the comments or on Twitter. Feel free to leave a comment or share!

Doe/Bambi Inspired Makeup Look/Tutorial – #Bloggoween

 (with flash)
(with natural lighting)
This is by far one of my favourites that’s I’ve tried out for Halloween this year. I’d never done anything like this before but had seen a few people giving it a go and thought I’d give it a a try. This was my first attempt and I really like it, other than the white dots could’ve been a little more prominent. It wasn’t as tricky as it looks and was really simple, it’s mostly just contouring and eyeliner.
So you wanna know how to do it?
  1. Do a normal foundation or BB cream routine.
  2. Fill in brows
  3. Contouring Concentrate the bronzer on the apples of your cheeks and your temples and work around in a C shape. Also place the bronzer down the sides of the nose to create the appearance of a thinner nose. Pack on a highlighter under the eyes and down the nose.
  4. Eyeliner Do a simple winged eyeliner then place three small dots underneath the wing, repeat this on the inner corner down the nose. Draw on a small animal nose and connect it to your lips and put eyeliner on the top lip. Grab a white eyeliner and place small dots around the bronze areas.
  5. Eye Makeup I kept everything simple and used a matte brown in the crease and a white eyeliner on the waterline. Mascara of course!
  6. DONE!

You can obviously do more with this look but if you’re looking for a simple Halloween look, this will definitely do the trick.

So what are you doing for Halloween? Feel free to leave a comment or share!

Pop Art Inspired Makeup Look/Tutorial – #Bloggoween

 (Natural Lighting)

(With Flash)
Now don’t freak out, I did not cut my hair off, I was still wearing my hair in a bob from doing the Snow White makeup, which will go up in a post shortly after this one. Bloggoween is finally here and I know I might be a little in posting but because of time zones I think now is a pretty appropriate time to post the three looks I’ve prepared. 
This is my first look, a pop art inspired one. I opted out of doing a full face of dots and went for something a little simpler. I have to admit I didn’t do the best job I could’ve done, but unfortunately I was using one of my lesser quality eyeliners when I was doing this look and it started loosing pigmentation and I didn’t want to start again so I settled for this final result, as I think it gives the general idea and my personal interpretation of the popular look that’s going around.
So you wanna know how I did it?
Started off with my normal foundation routine and very simple contouring which I will mention more with the Snow White look since it’s more important for that makeup look. 
I filled in my brows with black and personally I think this will look much better on someone with brows that are less thick, but I’m not complaining.
Red lips are semi iconic for this style and I stayed with the tradition.
Now for the eyeliner! I liner around my lips then upper lash line, bridge of nose, around my nose, above my brows and in the hallows of my cheeks. You can totally add your own expression lines, it depends on what expression you want to convey, I went for mopey and sad. Then I marked the outline of the tears and filled them with a light blue eyeliner.
There’s nothing too complicated about this look and it’s very easy to make your own,  I love seeing other people’s interpretations!
So what are you doing for Halloween? Feel free to leave a comment or share!
 

Haul Time – Fashion, Makeup and Skincare

I believe I’d been a good little ducky the last couple of weeks with my finances and decided to go shopping. Although I could’ve been better with my saving and actually bought some high end products, I caved and bought a handful of stuff from Priceline. I’m also attending a 21st on the weekend and used that as an excuse to purchase a new dress.

I’d seen a handful of the Formula 10.0.6 products floating around the blogosphere and wanted to try them out. I really just wanted the cleanser but Priceline was having a deal where I could get all three for $19 and well, I just jumped at that. My first impression is that it feels amazing, foams up great and the smell is amazing.

The other three makeup products I got were the Essence Sun Club Bronzer, Essence Match2Cover Concealer Duo and Australis Colour Inject Mineral Lip Gloss. I only bought these today so I don’t really have a first impression other than the bronzer smells kinda like coconut and I can’t describe the scent with the lip gloss but it’s very fruity and smells gorgeous.

The dress and belt were from TEMT.