14 December 2015

NEW ON COUNTER (DEC 2015): Max Factor, Beauty Theory, Colour Theory, Bourjois, Face Of Australia, MAC

Hello wello,

Only a bit less than 2 weeks and it'll be Christmas! What's everyone's Christmas' plans?

I personally haven't figured what to do yet. It's hard cause I don't even know what I'm gonna eat tomorrowwwwwww. And then I have friends asking me "What's your new years resolutions?". lol. Reaaaaally?! >_<

And I've got so many posts to catch up on. Please be patient!(*/∇\*)

MAX FACTOR Lipfinity Long-lasting Lipstick ($23.95)
These were launched last month. Don't think I've mentioned them in my previous post... These lippies claim to be long-wearing, moisturising and bold. Lasts up to 8 hours. I've managed to grab one of these at the markets for $2! Still need to blog about that... woops.

BEAUTY THEORY Make-Up Brush Cleaner ($10/200mL)
Beauty Theory, is a fairly new brand, so it's no surprise if you haven't heard of em. They're available at selected pharmacies (Amcal, I believe) and reminds me a lot of Ulta3 (as a brand). Their new Make-Up Brush Cleaner is a spray-on brush cleaner that removes dirt and make-up from brushes easily AND effectively. Lightly fragranced with French vanilla! ヽ(゚∇゚)ノ

BOURJOIS Air Mat Foundation ($27/6 shades)
The only foundation of this month! Offers even coverage and a matte finish that lasts up to 24 hours. The formula is infuseed with air to create a soft, and smooth texture, so hence, "Air Mat" as the name.

Also launched last month, were these two brow products. To be honest, their packaging looks really off from the usual FOA packaging. A bit different from the bunch, not sure what the team is up to~

  • Precision Brow Pencil ($7.95/2 shades)
  • Brow Sculpting Gel ($9.95/2 shades)

Alongside a few other [interesting products].. 

Kajal Eyeliner Stix ($5.95/6 shades)
FOA's latest limited edition, which are eye pencils that also work as eyeshadows. Creamy and "ultra pigmented", these pencils are described to be long-wearing and intense. They remind me a lot of Ulta3's range which happened not so long ago. 

Mascaras ($7.95/3 types)
Adding to the brow products, these 3 new [limited edition] mascaras are also what I meant when I said "they just don't seem very FOA-esque". So bright and bold. Thought they had a range of mascaras like these some time ago tooo..

  • Lashed Up Mascara, offers volume and curl
  • Max Xtend Mascara, promises length and volume
  • 90 Degrees Mascara, is the most interesting one of the bunch, offers thickness and length

Eyeshadow Palettes ($18.92/2 palettes)
Everyone has been hearing about these twooooooo! Another brand's play on neutral-shadow palettes. 

  • Naked Eyeshadow Palette, contains 15 warm and cool tones. Features a mixture of rich browns, shimmery taupes, soft neutrals and a matte black. Contains pearl, shimmer, satin and matte finishes. 
  • Nude Eyeshadow Palette, contains 15 earthy tones. Features soft nudes, pinks, darker browns, and taupes in pearl, shimmer, satin and matte finishes. 

Paw Paw Ointment Jar ($7.95)
A limited edition paw paw ointment jar. Simple as that, lol.

Stay On Eye Primer ($8.95)
Aaaaaaaand last product of the bunch, their eyeshadow primer. They had one before in a creamy-pot if anyone remembers.. This looks much more convenient to use! It is described to have a "creamy fomula, that helps eyeshadows adhere and last". Suitable for sensitive skin too! 

COLOUR THEORY Jumbo Lip Crayons ($8/4 shades)
Preeeeetty sure this is a new range by Colour Theory! New range, and new shades! Won't speak too much on these, they are what they are! :P 

Pecan Pie, Redy-Or-Not, Sweet Tart, Rose Wood

essie Summer 2015 Collection ($16.95/6 shades)
New season, new collection! So cuteeeeeeeeeee, these shades! (*/∇\*)

A week ago, MAC launched their latest [limited edition] collection, I believe -- Dark Desires. A run down of what it contains: 

Image from here >

  • The Well Eyeshadows ($35/6 shades
  • Mascaras ($42/2 shads)
  • Lipsticks ($36/4 shades)
  • Nail Lacquers ($22/2 shades)
  • MAC Studio Eye Gloss ($42/3 shades)
  • Kohl Fluidline Eye Liner ($35/1 shade) 
  • Kohl Power Eye Pencils ($32/4 shades)
  • Brush ($45), not pictured, but is available in 246 Synthetic Fluffy Eye Brush. 

They also have new products I believe! Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong though, cause I'm pretty much a newbie when it comes down to these higher-end brands, haha. (⊃‿⊂)

Huggable Lip Colours ($40/15 shades)

Fluidline Pen ($35/3 shades)

Aaaaaaaaaaand that's a wrap for this month's! The last new items for the year of 2015... Hmmmmm. What do you think?

I'd love me some Huggable Lip Colours by MAC, but I'd also love me some moola in ma pockets for Christmas, so... rather not.

Besides that, I can't wait to try the Max Factor lippy that I picked up from the markets!

Let you know about it soon!

Meanwhile, remember to SLIP SLOP SLAP and keep hydrated for the recent hot temp Aussie darlings!


26 November 2015


It's that time of the year again!

Yeap! Christmas, is what I'm talking about.

The festive season guarantees lots of sales around the corner, some of which I've spotted in stores and from catalogues. Thought I'd be cute and compile a post to share with y'all! (*/∇\*)

I won't take responsibility for enabling you though!


1. BIG W: 40% OFF all cosmetic brands, except Boe Beauty, Thin Lizzy, Barry M and Christmas gift sets. Ends 2 December.
TIP: If you've missed Priceline's recent 40% cosmetics deal, then this one is one to look out for. Brands like essence, Physician's Formula and such won't be there, but if you need something from the regular brands (such as Maybelline, Revlon, Australis, FOA), then now is the time to snag! If you're thinking of buying lots of back-ups, then perhaps just wait for Chemist Warehouse's 1/2 deal which actually happens more than occasionally. 

2. WOOLWORTHS: 40% OFF L'Oreal Skincare and Maybelline. Ending date unkwn.

3. WOOLWORTHS: 25% OFF MUD Make Up. I know this is a cheap brand, but if you've spotted something from them that you like, then now's the chance, as they rarely do sales. Ending date uknwn.

4. WOOLWORTHS: If you've been eye-ing COVERGIRL's latest Star Wars collection, then I'm pretty sure this $10 deal on the limited edition's products would be cheaper than Big W's 40% off deal. Ending date uknwn.

5. WOOLWORTHS: All NIVEA Suncare 1/2 price. Prepare for this heaaaaaaat! Ending date uknwn..

6. PRICELINE: 1/2 PRICE on selected fragrances -- if you need to do Xmas shopping, do it now! Ends December 1.

7. PRICELINE: 30% off GARNIER. Ends 1 December.

8. PRICELINE: 1/2 PRICE on Simple's wipes -- the value pack of 2 drops to $5.49 each! That's less than $2.80 a pack! (lol, do I sound like an ad?) Ends 1 December.

9. COLES: HALF price on Rimmel London -- already restocked on my fave Wake Me Up Foundation, hehe. Ends 1 December.

10. SEPHORA: Aaaaand I'm just gonna leave this here, with special thanks to Tez on TMUS.

Thank Buddha, I've already done my Christmas shopping, and took advantage of all the deals that's been happening recently.

Big W's 40% sale happens today, and goes for the next 6 days. However, I've already got what I needed from Priceline's 40% sale (which I'll blog about soon!) so... count me out! ヽ(゚∇゚)ノ

Which shopaholic will be browsing Big W today? Tell me! 

Let me know!


02 November 2015

NEW ON COUNTER (NOV 2015): Rimmel London, Australis, Natio, Clinique, Bobbi Brown, MAC, Nutrimetics

Hope everyone had a spooky non-pukey Halloween!

This month's launches will also include some Christmas listings, as these Xmas specials are set to launch in November anyways. Thought I'd include them here.

I've only included SOME that I found appealing (mainly make-up too, cas that's what I'm all about heh), because there are 325165653 products! ◑.◑

Nevertheless, it'll still be a loooooooooong post, so get ready to scroll!

RIMMEL LONDON Match Perfection Foundation SPF20 ($18.95/8 shades)
I'm such a big fan of Rimmel's foundations. It is probably my go-to brand for foundations, so I do wonder what this one's like as it's claimed to be "designed to be perfect" by providing protection and hydration for the skin. It's apparently weightless, traceless and provides skin caring coverage. Formulated [somehow] to provide 24 hour moisture and SPF 20 protection! However, the shade range only seems to cater for the very light to medium/dark. Eep. 

I also wonder if it's a revamp of the range, or a brand new range?

RIMMEL LONDON Fix & Protect Makeup Primer with SPF 25 ($13.95)
A make-up primer that helps skin stay matte for up to 7 hours. Claims to protect the skin against pollution, filters out UV rays and has SPF25 to help prevent hyperpigmentation.

AUSTRALIS Tanning Collection 
I don't know why, but it's no longer surprising to me when cosmetic brands take on tanning products. I guess, after seeing Rimmel and Face Of Australia doing it, it kinda died down for me? Haha, not a tanner anyways, so it never really appealed. It might to you [for this summer] though!

  • Tanning Let's Go Steady Face Moisturiser ($19.99) -- a streak-free tanning lotion for the face, with a streak free finish. A lightly-tinted and non-sticky lotion that gradually builds over the next days. Suitable for all skin types, fast drying.
  • Tanning Let's Go Steady Body Mosturiser ($19.99) -- claims are same as above. 

  • Tanning One Night Tan Off Mousse ($19.99) -- a no-commitment wash off tan with a streak-free finish. Suitable for all skin types, Water and transfer resistant, fast drying. 
  • Tanning Rapid Aerosol ($22.99) -- A streak-free self tanning spray. 

  • Tanning Rapid Lotion ($22.99) -- Streak-free tanning lotion, suitable for all skin types. Provides a chocolate coloured tan.
  • Tanning Rapid Mousse Chocolate Base ($22.99) -- A chocolate-coloured tanning mousse. 
  • Tanning Rapid Mousse Purple Base ($22.99) -- A purple-tinted chocolate coloured tanning mousse. The blend is [apparently] ideal to counteract orange tones in medium/olive skin tones.

  • Tanning Mitt Application ($22.99) -- Aaaaaaand how could we miss a tanning mitt! A pack of three tannning mitts, designed with micro-sponge technology. Includes an exfoliating mitt, body application mitt, mini-face application mitt. 

NATIO Blushing Blooms - Cream to Powder Blushes ($13.95/4 shades)
These are blushers which accentuates the cheekbones with a pop of radiant colour. Offers a dewy tint, and also builds easily. 

NATIO Blush Blooms - Rich Lip Colours ($12.95/4 shades)
Lip crayons which promises opacity and moisture. Convenient packaging, as they are retractable and offers a sleek velvet finish. 

CLINIQUE Quickliner for Lips Intense ($32/12 shades)
A mechanical lip liner promises a creamy texture, convenient application and intense colour. Water resistant.

ESTEE LAUDER Double Wear Makeup To Go Liquid Compact ($68/12 shades)
A foundation that is, supposedly, ideal for all skin types as it features a-lot-of-things-that-even-if-I-list-em-we-probably-won't-know-what-they-are (lol) to hydrate the skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. 

REVLON Fiery Temptress Collection
Limited edition collection, by Revlon! Park of their Summer/Spring for 2015/16. 

  • Highlight Palette ($26.95/1 quad)
  • Nail Polish ($13.95/2 shades)
  • PhotoReady Primer + Shadow ($25.95/1 quad)
  • Matte Balm ($17.95/4 shades)
  • Kajal Eye Pencil ($23.95/1 shade)

"Ho ho ho," says Santa, but my pocket be like.. no no no! (ノдヽ)

BOBBI BROWN Sterling Nights Limited Collection (available from 1 Nov)
  • Eye Palette ($125): Features Ivory, Moon Glow Shimmer wash, Thistle Metallic, Dove Grey, Pink Moonlight Metallic, Smoke Shimmer Wash, Midnight Sparkle, Caviar and Pewter Chrome. 
  • Sequin Eyeshadow ($52/4 shades)

Nights Face Highlighter ($72/3 shades) - Gel Eyeliner ($37/2 new shades) - Lip Color ($44/4 shades)

CLINIQUE Make-Up Gift Packs
Clinique, at this time of the year, is setting off so many gift packs. I'll just leave em here for anyone who's interested -- the photos and prices only. 

All About Nudes Gift Pack ($49)

Chubby, Chubbier, Chubbiest Gift Pack ($49)

Power Up The Drama ($38)

Pretty Wow, Pretty Now ($85)

Primed, Pink & Plush ($70)

I'm not exactly sure what these products placed under. I think, they may just be random Christmas pop-up products, but I may be wrong. Feel free to correct me in the comments below, if you know! 

  • Enchanted Eve Warm Eyeshadow Compact ($80): Shades include Seasonal Split, Moodmaker, Sax Appeal, Bewitchin', Charcoal Brown, Retrospeck.
  • Irresistibly Charming Mini Patentpolish Lip Kit/Nude ($65): Contains Patentpolish Lip Pencils in Revved Up, Innocent, Mojo-Maker and Sultana. On counter 16 November, and exclusive to MAC Online.

NUTRIMETICS Vibrant Liquid Eyeliner ($26/4 shades)
Liquid eyeliners with a high-impact colour. 

NUTRIMETICS Nude Eyeshadow Palette ($65)
Yet another brand's play on Urban Decay's NAKED palette~ 

Aaaaaaaaaand that's the story of why I've only got $20 in my pocket for this holiday season, lol.

No, I'm kidding.

There are so many items this month, but not really intrigued by any. Are you?

online polls

Let me know, ha! 

15 October 2015

NEW ON COUNTER (OCT 2015): Australis, Rimmel, Sally Hansen, Innoxa, Benefit, Natio, Burt's Bees, Colour Theory

YEAP. I know.

I never posted this month's #NOC post.. Sorrrrrrrrrry! I also haven't been updating my YouTube channel! Meeep. 

For uni students, we are currently heading towards the end of the semester, and so, this is assessment season. I'm so loaded with uni work, and I've also been going through some rough patches within my personal life... so yeah. Haven't been able to update this blog as much as I'd like. 

I'm so sorry.. (⋋▂⋌) but I hope you still enjoy today's post! I wanted to merge both October and November products, but some NOV products were available towards end of Nov, so it didn't seem too right to merge em' anymore. Either way, I hope you like this post!

BENEFIT Air Patrol BB Cream Eyelid Primer ($50)
"A BB cream eyelid primer that protects the delicate eye area against environmental stress while locking in eyeshadow and hydrating the skin". Moistursing and contains SPF20. My first thoughts: what? lol. Funky packaging though, haha.

RIMMEL LONDON 24HR SuperCurler Mascara ($17.95)
A volumising mascara, which claims to thicken and curl the lashes. Contains a curling polymer (don't ask me what that is, I ain't no expert) which helps deliver a long-lasting curl. 24 hour curl and volume, they say~

SALLY HANSEN Airbrush Legs Makeup ($26.95/4 shades)
Ok, kinda make-up, but not really. Somewhat, I guess. This is a liquid version of their Airbrush Legs spray. Lightweight, but full coverage and applies easily. Water and transfer resistant, that lasts all day. 

BURT'S BEES Intense Hydration Nourishing Facial Water ($24.95)
WHAT. IS. THIS? -- my exact thoughts when I first saw this product, haha. The name and the packaging! Looks so appealing, to me at least. Haha. It's described to be a "facial water that hydrates and smooths the skin", of course, whilst balancing its pH levels and all that. In other words, it's a toner.. yeap, a toner. 

COLOUR THEORY Gelato Dreams Collection
This collection was launched on 28 September (so yes, they are in-store already) so I thought it'd be fair to place them in this post, instead. 

  • Bronzer Highlighter Duo ($10)
  • Lip Gloss in Frosting ($8) -- NEW shade
  • Lipstick in Citrus Sorbet, Waffle Cone and Cotton Candy ($6) -- NEW shades
  • 5 Step Eyeshadow in Tropical Daze ($10)
  • Define Mascara ($8)
  • Nail Polish in Cool Capri, Creme de la Creme, I Love Bubble Gum, Pistachio Paarty ($4) -- NEW shades

INNOXA 2 in 1 Blush & Cheek Sticks ($18.95/3 shades)
Blush sticks, seems quite appropriate for this Spring/Summer season! Hehe. These blush sticks offer subtle colour and soft and dewy finish. Can be used on the skin AND the lips. As you can see, it is in a stick applicator form for convenient touch ups on the go. 

INNOXA Concealer Face Palette ($24.95)
An all-in-one palette for the face. Features colour correctors and two skin-tone concealers. Of course, as we know, the yellow shade neutralises purple discolourations, green reduces redness and purple neutralises yellow undertones, along with apricot which can be used to brighten. 

NATIO Limited Edition Radiant Mineral Blush & Bronzer ($19.95/ea)

  • Blusher: A blush palette featuring 5 rosy hues, including a light peach and 4 other dusty rose shades.
  • Bronzer: A bronzer palette of 5 shades which offers a warm bronze. Features a light mocha, golden tan and cocoa brown hues, providing the skin with a golden glow!

Yes. This shall be a new section of these New On Counter posts. This section includes all the products I've seen as I pranced around stores or on Instagram, etc. Meaning, I have no information about them, except for the.... PRICE! Maybe the price, lol. 

INNOXA Pollution Protection  Foundation ($36.95/4 shades @ Priceline)

AUSTRALIS Those Shmokin Eyes & Matte Bronzeyed Girl Eyeshadow Palettes
(Available soon, exclusive to Big W and Kmart)

That's it!!

OK. Sorry, gotta cut this short. Back to assessments I go..  Do let me know what you're eye-ing though!

Looking forward to reading your comments! =)

P.S. If you've spotted any new items that I haven't list, please do share with us!

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