Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Face of Australia Face Base Primer SPF 15 3 in 1

Hi guys! just a quick review on the Face of Australia Face Base Primer SPF 15 3 in 1. I'm loving this primer at the moment!

"Face of Australia Face Base Primer SPF 15 3 in 1 is a moisturiser, primer, and sunscreen in one. The primer has been specially formulated to smooth skin tone, fill lines, deliver instant hydration to the skin, and control shine. The primer also improves the lasting power of foundation and is oil free, so it won’t clog pores."

So just quickly.. 
1. The smell of this primer is great! i can't think of a particular thing it smells like but it smells very fresh. It is quite a powerful smell so if you want something with little or no scent then maybe this isn't for you.
2. It is very lightweight, and dries quite fast.
3. Even though in the tube it's white, it is clear when you apply it.
4. In some reviews i read about this, people had mixed emotions as they felt it made their skin a little oily, but i have no issue with it.
5. I have quite sensitive skin, and so far i have not have any reactions, so i'm a happy camper :)

PLUS it doesn't hurt that it has SPF in it for us pale people ha ha.

The downside is that i don't feel that it fills in lines. I don't have any lines (yet), but mum and i have the same primer and it doesn't really do anything for her lines.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner

"Only our oil-free formula can hold highly concentrated pigments in a clear gel base.

-So color is more intense and lines resist wear for 24 hours. 
-Smudge-proof and Water-proof. 
-The most intense line for lasting drama."

Before i get started, ill just add that i haven't bought a gel liner before, because i thought they would be annoying to work with, and i love my liquid liners so i was a little reluctant to believe anything was better than then- I'm so small minded.

  • PROS: It is easily blendable. It does dry, but not quick enough that you cant blend it out or get rid of any little mistakes. The colour goes on very nicely, and it quite opaque on the first application, although you may want to go over it again to make it even bolder. I think i have finally found a great eye liner that doesn't smudge when you don't want it to! i slept with it on the other night (naughty, i know) and i woke up with it still in tact!
  • I have found the formula to be smooth, and goes on very nicely. And even though i have seen some other reviews on this saying that the brush was rubbish, i honestly think the quality of the brush is great and makes the gel easy to apply. It would make more sense to have an angled brush for it, but no biggy, i like the one it has.
  • I also like how much this cost. I think they're around $18, but i got mine from a discount warehouse (thank goodness for them!) and it was close to $14.
  • I found it easier than a liquid liner to hold because it is a brush and I'm not trying to hold on to a fiddly little lid, and left like i had more control over what i was doing- far less mistakes!

CONS: The only con i have is that it doesn't come off unless you use a face scrub, but even then it gets all under your eyes and you look like a drowned Panda. But, it not coming off easily isn't really a bad thing, i mean, aren't we always looking for that magic eye liner that just stays on?

PACKAGING: The packaging is quite plain, but nice and simple. It comes in a small glass jar with a black lid with silver writing on it, and a black brush. At first i was a little annoyed at the size of he jar (it didn't seem like there was much in there) but as i examined it i realised for what you use it for, there is plenty- its size also makes it easy to keep it in your bag if needed.

There are some really nice other colours, like a dark saphire blue, and an eggplant pruple that i also have my eye on!

..Sorry liquid liner, i think you may have just been replaced!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Christian Dior "Chambord" Dress

Oh my! does anyone else think this Christian Dior dress is the most beautiful dress ever?


House of Dior  (French, founded 1947)

Christian Dior (French, 1905–1957)
fall/winter 1954–55
silk, simulated pearls, beads, sequins, rhinestones, plastic
Length at CB: 54 in. (137.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Byron C. Foy, 1957
Accession Number: