Priceline Haul – Skincare & Makeup

Hello Lovelies,

It is such a surprise that I had a little bit of money left over from the weekend and naturally decided to actually go to Priceline and get a few essentials. Lately my skin has gone haywire, I won’t go into too much detail, but it’s pretty crazy. I tried to avoid changing around any of my skincare products and now I’m running low on most skincare essentials. I heard a lot of rave about the St. Ives Apricot Scrub and I’m sincerely hoping that my skin doesn’t reject it since it smells nice and is relatively cheap. With the Formula 10.0.6 moisturizer I honestly wanted to spice it up a bit because all my moisturizers from the last couple months have been specifically for seborrheic dermatitis (which is unfortunately the crazy, haywire skincare and scalp condition I’ve been battling) and I really wanted a change. Previously I’ve bought from this brand so I hope all goes well.

Lately I’ve been a slacker when it comes to replacing mascaras, I’m aware that they only last about 6 months but I refuse to go buy a new one. I really couldn’t turn down Maybelline’s Great Lash since it was only $6.50!!!!! The matte maker is a new powder from Maybelline and I hope it holds up from their Stay Matte powder, since that was so amazing at doing it’s job, I have to say that off the bat the packaging is a lot nicer.

Can’t wait to start using these little lovelies and let you all know how they fair with my face 😀

What have you bought recently?

Sleek i-Divine Oh So Special Palette Review and Swatches

Boy has this little baby been on my wishlist forever! I honestly don’t know why I didn’t buy it earlier, especially seeing how cheap it is. There are so many looks in this palette and I’m finding it quite versatile, so much so it’s been replacing my usage of my Urban Decay Naked Palette. OOH SHOCK!!! Now before I start rambling on about my love and adoration of this product, I’ll show you some swatches.

Hopefully you’ll agree with me that the pigmentation is spectacular. These all had NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk underneath for a base. They show up incredible on the lid and I have to admit that they blend incredibly well. The packaging of the palette has a couple of pros and cons, firstly the mirror is amazing, I find myself constantly using it to do my makeup when I’m away from home. Secondly, it’s a very tiny palette and occasionally when I’m trying to open it, I find it a little tricky and I feel that I may break it.

Overall I would give it a 9/10 and would love to try out some other Sleek palettes for comparison.

What’s your favourite or go-to palette at the moment?

Since I’ve Been Gone: No Excuses, Life Happened

Life has been hectic. There are no other words to describe the last couple of months. I’m not going to start listing out all the reasons why I haven’t been posting, that’s pointless. We all know that sometimes life likes to make it’s way into the way we normally run things, and that’s exactly what happened to me. Since the last time we talked so much has happened, serious family issues, health concerns and the tedious day to day troubles.

About a week after my last post I was heading to a mate’s 22nd birthday party and to be honest I was quite excited about the night ahead, it was going to be interesting. As I rocked up to his front garden my phone began to buzz and it was seriously the weirdest thing, since I’d left home less than a half hour before then. My sister’s face pops up on the caller ID and I answer, she asks me if I’m alone, so I step away from my friends to listen. I’m informed that my grandma had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Everything else that night was pointless, I was a mess. Since finding out this news, she’s had surgery and is now on radiation, and I would have to say that this would be the main reason why not only my life, but everyone’s life around me has become a little different. Hopefully she’s going to be okay but for about a month after the initial diagnoses we were all just in a state of waiting which was emotionally tolling.

Hold on, there’s not only bad news there is good! I did amazing on my final assessment pieces at uni last semester and my 19th Birthday is coming up soon. My Black Milk Clothing collection has also been growing…rapidly, which has brought great joy to my life. Work has also been good, very stressful, but good and I’m finding it incredibly satisfying.

To try and get back into the swing of things, I’m going to do a couple more “Since I’ve Been Gone” posts, to catch you all on the things I’ve been loving, wanting and hating.