Monday, January 30, 2012

Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick

Hey girls,

Im really into lipstick lately, its the product of the moment for me- if i can only choose one thing, a lipstick will win the race.

I finally picked up a lipstick from the Maybelline Coloursensational range the other day. I had alot of trouble picking out one, because nothing really stood out for me except for one- which is obviously the one that i bought lol.. I just felt as though the whole range was very 'blah' and neutral and too pearly and shimmery for my liking. But the good news is, that if you like pearly and shimmery lipsticks- this range was made for you ! Theres a huge colour selection which was also fun to be able to swatch a billion of them when looking for one to purchase.

The one i picked up is in a medium pinky shade, with a slight shimmer. I was really happy with my choice cause when shopping for pink lipsticks I usually buy a light pink or a bright pink, so im now looking to build it with all the pinks inbetween.

I love the pretty packaging, its quite sleek and it smells like playdough which reminds me of when i was little and would play with my mums lipstick. Its just got that kind of playdoughy, classic lipstick smell to it.

Its a pretty sheer lipstick and im quite happy with it and im not hating the idea of shimmery lipsticks anymore.

Have you ladies tried this range ? What are your thoughts and what other colours should i get ?

Love S xx

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Top 5 bronzers for every budget !!

Hey girls,

I love bronzer and i wear it every single day but ive realised that it doesnt always mean paying big dollars is necessary. I mean i do love to splurge on some pricier items but i still find that a standard bronzer i find at Target is usually the one i reach for every day.

So here are my top 5 most reached for bronzers...

1. Rimmel Natural Bronzer

2. Benefits Hoola

3. Mac coppertone

4. Australis Duo's

 5. Stilas Sun Bronzing Bronzer

So tell me, What are your favourite bronzers ??

Love S x

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Spreets Voucher Giveaway !!

Hey girls,
So today I have a bit of a treat for you all- A guest post by  Becki Chester ( Senior Copywriter at digital marketing agency, Cayenne Red, based in Reading) aka a lovely lady who works with Spreets has written an article of why make-up is magical through her eyes.

Whats even more exciting is that there is a $25 Spreets voucher up for grabs. I don’t know about you guys but ive used Spreets a hand full of times and there are so many bargains and Daily Deals in Sydney to get your hands on.

 Why Make-Up is Magical
When I was little I used to watch my glamorous Auntie prepare for evenings out. I sat on her bed and witnessed the steady transformation from lovely lady to incomparable beauty.
Firstly, using a soft cotton pad and some lotion, she would gently wipe the day’s residue from her face. Then she would apply a clear tonic called toner to: ‘tighten the skin and reduce the pores.’
After that a creamy, rich moisturiser mixed with a hint of foundation was smoothed evenly across her features making her already clear skin look flawless.
Eye-shadow was then swept across her lids. She layered it, lightly by the top lashes and darker in the sockets which made her appear enigmatic and other-worldly.
A smudge of liner and thick, black mascara completed her look.  Instead of eyes she now had glistening oceans hinting at a million secrets but revealing nothing
Blusher was now swept across her cheekbones, lifting them so they almost kissed her bottom eyelashes; a touch of nude lipstick filled her mouth and made it irresistible.
A naturally pretty woman had sat before me half an hour before but a goddess now claimed her place.
This began my love of make-up.
Make-up can transform a pock marked complexion into an unblemished plane.
Make-up can turn tired eyes into clear, sparkling diamonds
Make-up can make the hung-over seem tea-total.
Make-up refreshes even the most work –weary face
Make – up allows the apprehensive to be confident.
Make-up lets the wearer be whoever they want to be.
Make-up is magical.

Spreets offers so many Daily Deals at

All you guys have to do is answer the question- "What would you like to spend your $25 Spreets voucher on?"

Entries close on the 8th of February, so get your entries in !!! Dont forget !! Daily Deals Sydney !!

Love S x

Monday, January 23, 2012

Tanning safely and maintaining your glow !

Hey girls,

Im so happy to be back blogging, but cause im still on holidays im a bit all over the place and feel like i have had some trouble finding time to blog- so here i am on Sunday night at midnight writing a quick post.

I always love going away and especially if im on a beach holiday, i love the golden tan that comes home with me but somehow i always end up crispy no matter how much sunscreen i use. I even went for the 50+ option and still managed to not be able to move my legs for two days..

So here are my tips..

1. Exfoliate your skin- now i know what your thinking, this is usually what you do before a fake tan.. After some careful research and by research i mean Google lol, if you exfoliate your before you head out to the sun, it removes all dead skin cells which prevents you from peeling after and getting yourself an even tan. But if your like me and are already tanned this is probably a completely void point, but keep it in mind for next summer :)

2. Sunscreen- yes i know what your thinking, well done Einstein lol but layer it on because burning means an uneven skin tone after. And more importantly it prevents premature wrinkles, which is a hot look in your bikini next summer lol

3. Water- you need to drink ridiculous amounts of water, to keep your skin hydrated and prevent peeling afterwards and also because a long day of tanning means you have had nothing by the pool to drink but that water bottle that then becomes a billion degrees after its been in the sun for 5 minutes.

4. Moisturise- this should be done every day- morning noon and night ! Lather your body up with a rich and creamy moisturiser to keep your skin nice and hydrated seeing as its gotten a tad damaged from tanning. This will also prevent peeling, because we all know theres nothing worse than looking like a giraffe !

5. Tan extenders- use a tan extender to keep your nice glow going for weeks later. I usually go for moisturisers with fake tan in them so you can slowly build the tan and stop when you start to look a little orange. It gives you that subtle glow which just blends in with yor natural tan most the time.

What are your tips on prolonging your tan ??

Love S x

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Im backkk :)

Hey dolls !!!

Im really excited to be back. I took a little break from blogging after Christmas Day cause its such a crazy time of year with so much to do.. I havnt spoken to you in a while so ill give you a quick update on my whereabouts !

So Christmas Day was such a nice day, which was celebrated at my house this year and was just so relaxing with so much food- which im not complaining about ! My sister had me as her Kris Kringle so i got such cute things, becaused she got most of her ideas from my blog posts, so obviously i loved everything i recieved haha..

Boxing Day was spent with my parents and my sister in Darling Harbour. Its a little ritual we have had for a few years now, we head to the city to have lunch and pass by a few shops in the area to see if we can pick up some sale items. I actually bought quite a few things, but obviously nothing i wanted was on sale lol

Then on the 29th of December, i went to Cairns with 10 of my friends and spent the next eight days there, it was an absolute ball and i got to get myself a nice bronzed tan which was pretty exciting cause i am quite pale.

I just thought id share what i got to look at for eight days :)

I also celebrated my 22nd Birthday in Cairns on the 2nd of January which was fun but i hate the mention of my birthday, id just rather celebrate someone elses than my own. But yayyy Happy Birthday to me. i am officially old.

And besides all of that, i had to go back to work as soon as i got back which as been super busy and full on and i also need to go back to uni for my final year in March. But the most exciting thing is that i can get myself back into blogging and i still need to locate myself a camera for posts.

What have you guys been upto ? Were you all lucky enough to spend your holidays with family or get away ?

Love Sxx