Tuesday, 27 May 2014

I Cut My Hair!

Hey all! 
A few weeks ago I got my hair cut! I am now finally sharing my hair cut with you guys! I cut most of hair off as I was completely over the length. Long hair takes a lot of effort to maintain and more importantly brush!

Let me know what you think!

Briony xx

Friday, 23 May 2014

Sample Queen #9 NatraSan Instant Hand Sanitiser

Hey all

This NatraSan Antibacterial Instant Hand Sanitiser, I received in one of sample boxes I was subscribed to last year. It also made it's way into one of my favourites and most likely soon an empties. Chamomile & apple blossom is the scent I received, it smells amazing. There are other scents which I hope to one day find!

The Sanitiser is kind of hard to find online although I think I would be able to find it in an actual pharmacy. I hopefully will find some in an actual store and be able to share it with you. It is available on the bellabox website but that has a $8.95 shipping and the sanitiser is around $4.00. I hate when shipping is more expensive than the items I am buying, sigh.

The Sanitiser itself is amazing as it doesn't dry out your hands. I find if I use other ones too often I get sore fingers from over drying. You spray it one also which I think does help with not using more products than is needed.

Would I recommend it? Yes yes yes! Will I repurchase it? Yes as soon as I can find it as it is the best one I have tried!

Briony xx

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Sample Queen #8 Lonvitalite 24K Active Gold Eye Mask

Another Sample Week post!

I kind of spent most of the day sleeping so this post is being written pretty late. 

Hot look right? 

I took the picture after opening. lol. 
Today I tried Lonvitalite 24K Active Gold Eye Mask. It is a sheet mask for both your eyes. It is really wet in the packet that it comes in. The liquid is really wet and thick, it does make a mess. My first impression of the mask is that is has a cooling effect on the under eye area. It's cold but a pleasant and gives the impression that is doing something. 

There are a few problems I have with the eye mask. The little slits for the eyes are tiny. I feel like half my eyes are covered in the mask. I guess I could have my eyes closed while the mask is on, but why have the gaps if I shouldn't have my eyes open? I feel like there is a scent going on on the mask, which is not the best feature for eye products. 

Do I feel like my eyes are less puffy after using this? Yes I do slightly, I feel like it  makes the eye area look less wrinkled. Not that I have much wrinkles, I think it just makes the area look firmer. 

Would I recommend this product? If you have very problem eye areas I think it would be a nice product for you. Will I repurchase this product? Not likely as I don't think it is quite the right size for my eyes. 

Briony xx

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Sample Queen #6 Tigi Bed Head Elasticate Shampoo and Conditioner

Sample Week Day Two!!

Hey all!

I recently washed my hair using the sample of Tigi Bed Head Elasticate Shampoo and Conditioner. Not going to lie when I received this in one of my sample boxes I was not impressed. However I gave it ago and I really liked it! I used it after I got my haircut so I think I may used too much product as going from long to short hair it is easy to misjudge how much product you actually need.

I wish I had taken a picture but after I washed my hair with this my hair was so shiny! I made my hair look really healthy and nice. I was pretty impressed with the results of one wash. The shampoo and conditioner claim to designed to strengthen your hair. Which I can't really tell if that is true after one wash, but that is sounds like one amazing claim if it is true.

Overall I really enjoyed this sample of the shampoo and conditioner. I would be interested in trying the sample I received in the Recharge range.

Would I recommend it? Yes I would. Would I repurchase it? I would definitely purchase a Bed Head shampoo and conditioner but I would have to look at all the ranges they have to decide on the range I would purchase. Although Elasticate would be a high contender.

Briony xx

Sample Queen #7 Jurlique Lavender Hand Cream

Hey all

Sample week day 3! This one I am not sure if it really counts as a sample but I got it in a sample box, so I am blogging about it!

I have written about Jurlique before in my Intense Recovery Mask Post and I mention in that post that Jurlique is made in Australia. I really like Australian brands so I am happy to have this in my rather large collection of hand creams.

You may have guessed by the title of the post and the name of the product, it smells like lavender. I love lavender so much and this is a nicely fragranced hand cream, not fake smelling at all. The scent doesn't overpower you but it last for a reasonable time on your hands.

I think it is good moisturising hand cream and it really help transform your hands from dry to soft.

Would I recommend this product? Yes I would. Would I repurchase this product? Yeah I most likely would, they got me at lavender. 

Briony xx

Monday, 19 May 2014

Sample Queen #5 Bioderma Nourishing Cream

Hello Everyone and welcome to sample week!!

How cute is this little sample!
I am very happy to start this very special week with you all, as this is the first feature week I have done on the blog and I think it is just so much fun. What can I say, I just love writing my blog!

I recently tried the Bio Derma Nourishing Cream for Dry to Very Dry Skin. I can't remember which box I got this from but I had two little 8ml tubes of this product so I have been trying it out for a long enough time to decide whether I would like to continue with it. Pesonally I think the 8ml was a great size to get and the little tubes lasted over a week each! I find moisturisers a little goes a long way!

The consistency of the moisturiser is very wet/ Liquid is is not a firm cream and it can be a little messy when squeezing the product out. Though I it's thinnest means the moisturiser is lighter and don't take forever to sink into the skin. I used this as a day time moisturiser although it could easily be used as a night time one as well, although I tend to prefer thicker creams or oils at night time.

I feel that even though this is a moisturiser targeted towards dry skin that it good to use as a sort of primer for makeup, in the sense that when you only use moisturiser to prime your face for foundation then this is a great option. I didn't find that it made my face feel oily later in the day while wearing this foundation.

Would I recommend this moisturiser? Yes I would. Would I repurchase? Now this is the tricky part. I really enjoyed the moisturiser but the cost of this is a lil cray in Australia. I will definitely consider it and when Priceline do their 40% off skincare I can say I am 90% sure I will purchase it then.

Briony xx

Sample Queen Week! May 2014

This week I am aiming to have a full week dedicated to Samples! So Sample Queen Week!! I need to get rid of lots of samples so this week I am battling the challenge of writing several Sample Queen posts to truly show you that I am The Sample Queen!

I tried to find an excited face!!
Yay I am super excited! What is your favourite kind of post? Let me know and maybe there will be a week focused on that next!

Briony xx

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Lust Have It - Bonus Box - New Products #5 May 2014

Hey darlings

I recently re-subscribed to Lust Have It and signed up for a three month subscription. Since I paid for the three boxes upfront I got a free box. I'm not sure if I got two boxes free haha but more on that in another post. There was no Card so I don't have the most details on all the products.

I am super grateful for the free box but some of these items I can't feel but think they are left overs that they just couldn't get rid of. 

Nude by Nature Papaw Ointment
This product I got in a box months ages ago and I was not that big of a fan of it then. I will eventually use it, as papaw ointment is a staple for the winter months here in Melbourne. Dry and chapped lips are not a good look on anyone! So this will be in my handbag or car to insure that I have smooth, hydrated lips all year round. 

Nicole by O.P.I 
For one this is the third time I have been given the purple colour in a box. Seriously this one colour seems to be in every box is it one of their best sellers or something? Or is it just one of the least popular colours. The silver is a pretty interesting colour but one that I doubt it is one that I will really use but it may make a cute accent nail. 

Camouflage Colour Lip Gloss 012 White Cherry
This is one of the ugliest coloured lipglosses I have ever seen! White gloss I'm not sure why anyone would wear this and I do not plan on using this. I will most likely see if someone is interested in it but I find that is highly unlikely. 

Seacret Buffing Block
This is the best thing in this box! My house mate Jess gave me this a few months ago. Everyone in the house loves this! Even Kale, mine you I have to do it on him and he just likes that this makes your nails so shiny. Seriously could not recommend this buffing block enough not that I have any idea what the price is! 

Paula's Choice Clear Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution
I have also recieved this product before and I didn't use it. Kale actually did. He was complaining about his skin and while looking through all my samples this is what we decided he would try. He enjoyed so I might give it ago this time or give it to him. 

Briony xx

Friday, 16 May 2014

New Products May 2014 #4 Beauty Joint Order

Hey all

So I made a Beauty Joint order the other week and it arrived in the mail! It was a lot quicker than I was expecting so that was great. So many of the products I bought have been on the lust list for months!

Jordana Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara
Okay so if you can't guess why I bought this you are living under a rock. Lauren Cutris is forever raving about this mascara so I had to try it and it is so damn cheap I couldn't say no!

Jordana FabuBrow Eyebrow Pencil
I have heard a bit about this on Youtube recently and this is so cheap also it was hard to say no. I have the jordana eyebrow shadows which are great quality, I so knew it wouldn't be a waste of money.

NYX Blush in Angel
I have also heard so much about this blush! Rachael Jade on Youtube would be one of the biggest fan of the blush because it's supposedly a very neutral blush that can go with all looks. I need a blush to go with everything in my life it would be super helpful!

NYX Lipstick in Violet Ray
I am into the dark lips at the moment and it is the right weather for it in Melbourne! So this colour looked really nice when I saw the colour online but you know what it is pretty identical to one of my other lipsticks! So annoyed with myself!

NYX Lipstick in Harmonica
I'm really into light pink lips at the m moment and I couldn't find the black label one in India that Shaaanxo raves about so I thought this colour looked like a beautiful like pink. No! I was so wrong!!!! I am not a fan of this lipstick at all!!!!

Wet n Wild Mega Shield Lip Color SPF 15 in Lolly popstar
I pretty much just thought that this was a cute colour and I hadn't tried any Wet n Wild. Also so so so cheap so couldn't go wrong really. I am happy with this colour so far but may be a bit too meticalic for my liking.

Wet n Wild Colour Icon Palette in Comfort Zone
I got this palette as I love my walking on egg shells palette and really love it. I think Wet n Wild are such great quality for the price you pay!

E.L.F High Definition Undereye Setting Powder
Shaaanxo once again talks about this all the time so I knew I had to have it. So seeing as it is way cheaper in online than at Kmart I thought I would get it. This is one of their more expensive products but so far I enjoying it. As I had to start using it straight away!

E.L.F Blush in Gotta Glow
It's a highlighter and meant to be like the Nars one. Need I say more?

Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner in Nude
This is forever sold out in any of the sales and majoirty of the time whenever I got into Priceline. I have been wanting this for the longest time so I finally bought it and can't wait to start using it!

NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Powder
This I heard is a good 'drug store' bronzer and they don't sell it in Australia. So I thought I would try it out as I am in need of a cheaper bronzer and since I broke my Nars one :(.

Milani Bake Blush Luminoso
This is talked about so much on Youtube so I had to get it!

I really need to stop shopping this month! I am on 4 already and have so more things to haul!

Briony xx

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Who Has Been a Bad Blogger This Week!

Me! I have been such a bad blogger this week! I haven't posted since monday!! I had been on such a roll and then my computer died. I know this lame but I have a few posts that I am planning and a lot more New Product post (someone stop me from shopping please!).

I have a feature week coming soon! I am so excited about this but alas I want it all planned before the week so I can't skip a day or anything. I think next week will be the week though!

I  am planning another post tonight though, so keep a look out! Also just downloaded my video editing software so new videos should be finally coming out too!

Briony xx

Monday, 12 May 2014

Makeup Wipe Monday #14 Simple Kind to Skin Exfoliating Facial Wipes

Hey all

Simple Kind to Skin Exfoliating Facial Wipes are this weeks focus! I have already focused on Simple twice before here and here. These wipes however are completely different to the other two.

They are exfoliating wipes and I believe that they do just that. One side of the makeup wipe is smooth while the other side has small exfoliating groves in the wipe. It's good at removing makeup while also giving a nice smoothness to the skin.

I like to use these a few times a week to make sure my skin is nice and smooth if I don't feel like using my Micheal Todd face mask. I think if your skin is feeling crap and needs a perk up this are really useful, to make your skin as well as foundation look better.  There is nothing worse than dry flaky and bumpy skin making your foundation look bad.

Would I recommend this? Yes! Will I repurchase them? Yes I will. I am more than willing to pay full price for them as well but I'm sure I will stock up when they are one sale!

Briony xx

Sunday, 11 May 2014

New products may 2014 #3 social eyes lashes

Hey Everyone!

No spotlight Sunday post today! During the week my Laptop actually broke so I didn't get the chance to write up a post for today. I now have a new Computer yay!!  So now that I have seemed to setup most of my laptop I can Blog for you all. Last week I ordered from Socialeyes Basically Karissa Pukas aka Saturdaynightsalrite released her own Vegan Lash line and when they had their presale I had to but them! They are really affordable and delivery is only $5 for Australians which is lovely. 

I am not a big false lash person but that is because I am not very good at using them, so this will hopefully help me improve. I mean having pretty new lashes will motivate me right? They are longer that what I was expecting but I bet they will look amazing on! 

Briony xx

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Shameless Selfies #6

Hey all

I sharing more selfies as I like selfie Saturdays this week has a lot of different hair styles which I hope you enjoy! 

Milk maid Plaits on my head!

Zoella inspired hair and my house warming. 

Date night! 

The insta I took when I finished season 3 Game of Thrones and I had to wait ages for season 4. It's back now finally!!

Before filming Princeline Hair Care Bag Hau

Sneezed with with mascara on! Oops

Looking crazy but look how good the YSL shocking mascara is!!

Velour lips Australis in MA-LI-BOO.

Until next time.

Briony xx

Friday, 9 May 2014

Flashback Friday #9 My 2005 Self!

Hey all!

This week I am taking you all the way back to 2005! When I was in year 7! This was the year that I met most of the bloggers that I am forever raving about on my blog, Brodie and Tara. However this has nothing to with the friends I made in year 7 at all, just a little shout out to my gal pals. 

Today's post is actually a photo shoot my sister and I did. She decided she wanted to make her own magazine, who wasn't guilty of this, I was going to be the cover model. I am wearing a second hand cheese cloth dress that she wore to 60's or 70's theme party, we though it screamed high fashion clearly. You can see my stick on bra (please excuse that!) There is also cleavage because even at 14 I was busty, but I think we did use bronzer to make them look bigger as it was for the cover after all! 

I don't think I am wearing very much makeup but mainly bronzer. My sister did all of the makeup anyway. I find it funny to think that now my hair looks basically the same since I cut it Monday, so very suited to this week! (blog post or video will come soon about my new hair!)

Cover material? What  do you think?

 Briony xx