Friday, March 28, 2014

Maybelline Colour Tattoo's by Eyestudio | Swatches + Review

Hello my beautiful readers! 

First off let me apologise for only having five of these wonderful babies, however I did buy these with my own money and I'm blowing my budget enough as it is! So my opinion of these products will solely be based on the colours I have as they are the ones I have used.

Now if you watch my YouTube videos (especially my makeup tutorials, my channel can be found here: ) you will know that I absolutely LOVE these cream eyeshadows especially when used as a makeup base.

Don't get me wrong, if you're a one shade lid kinda gal these are fantastic however I like to go all out here when it comes to eyeshadow colours and these create the perfect crease-free base that keeps me eyeshadow in place all day/night.

Left to Right: 45 Bold Gold, 70 Barely Branded, 05 Too Cool, 50 Edgy Emerald, 20 Painted Purple.

Would I recommend these? Definitely, great for newbies to makeup and experts alike. If I had to pick just one I'd definitely go for 70 Barely Branded, it is the perfect shimmery beige shade that really brightens up your eye. 

Left to Right: 50 Edgy Emerald, 20 Painted Purple45 Bold Gold, 05 Too Cool, 70 Barely Branded.

What do you think of the Maybelline Colour Tattoos and which colour is worth getting next?!
-Katerina xxx

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Frank Body Scrub Review

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After my (and surely every other Aussies') Instagram blew up with naked pictures of women covering their lady parts with a brown bag I thought I would check it out and let you all know if I think it is worth the hype WITHOUT the nudie pics, sorry guys. 

I am of course talking about the Frank Body Scrub. 

Frank is an Australian company producing (currently) two coffee exfoliating scrubs. I grabbed this one in "Original" however they do have a coconut and grapeseed scrub that I would love to get my hands on too in the near future.

Firstly I would like to say I admire Franks marketing tactics with their cheeky lingo and chilled out attitude, it really suits the target market and has had a great response! 

Frank claims to help clear up cellulite and stretch marks, now I do not have cellulite and haven't really noticed a difference in my stretch marks but what I can comment on with this scrub is the difference in the texture of my skin!

After using this your skin really does feel like a "babies bottom" from all the delicious essential oils nourishing your skin! I have pretty dry skin and suffer from psoriasis on various parts of my body and I have definitely noticed how much smoother and softer my skin has become! It does help to rid the flaky patches of my psoriasis (but not get rid of it sadly, but nothing in this world has so far) however I found it can be a little too harsh on my elbows (my worse psoriasis spot) and can leave them a bit raw if I scrub too much. 

Now on to the smell, I was expecting it to smell more like freshly ground coffee and whilst it does smell like coffee it does smell strongly of orange (due to the orange oil in it) which I am not really a fan of, now its not a BAD smell, it's just not up my alley.

Now is it really worth all this hype?

...YES! It really is a fantastic scrub and makes your skin feel AMAZING afterwards! 

Have you used this scrub? What were your thoughts?

-Katerina xxx

P.s. Two little tips for you, make sure you wash yourself afterwards otherwise you'll probably feel a little "buttered up" and make sure you use this close to the shower head as it gets EVERYWHERE!

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

February Favourites | 2014

WHY YES I HAVE BEEN SUPER ACTIVE THIS WEEK THANKS FOR NOTICING! I thought I'd sneak in a "February Favourites" post before february is too far gone!

Now I haven't been trying out too many new products lately as I am supposed to be "saving" and "budgeting", two adult terms I am struggling to grasp. But from what I have been using this month these are a few things I kept reaching for time and time again.

Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer 01 Ivory
Miss Dior Cherie Perfume
Benefit The POREfessional Primer
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Anastasia Beverley Hills Eyebrow Gel Clear
Anastasia Beverley Hills Brow Wiz Pencil Ebony
Lanolips Tinted Lipbalm

Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer:
I was surprised by this little gem as I don't normally reach for any Rimmel face products! This lovely little concealer is great for highlighting/brightening and doesn't break the bank either.

Miss Dior Cherie Perfume:
One of my all time favourite scents. Sweet and floral without being too overpowering, perfect for living in the tropics!

Benefit The POREfesional Primer:
There is much hype behind this product so I don't need to tell you that it's great. But I will anyway. It is great.

Benefit Hoola Bronzer:
OH LORDY. I have found my holy grail bronzer. Perfect shade without being too ashy or too orange. Perfect for bronzing up my face or contouring, I am sticking with this product for life.

Anastasia Beverley Hills Eyebrow Gel and Anastasia Beverley Hills Brow Wiz Pencil:
I have finally found the perfect combination of products for the ultimate eyebrow. Great pencil colour, smooth texture, precise application, then kept in place ALL DAY with the gel.

Lanolips Tinted Lipbalm:
My go to lip product for lazy days (most days). Ultra hydrating and a pretty soft pink colour.

Did you have any stellar products this month? If so let me know and I'll try them out!

Monday, March 3, 2014

MASSIVE Makeup Haul!

Greetings again lovely viewers! Now if you watch my YouTube videos (which you totally should by the way you'll know I am super late at uploading this post as I got these roughly two weeks ago! But better late than never hey?

If still pictures and words are too much for you, check out the video of this haul here:

Products Pictured:
Sigma 45 Blending Brush
Sigma Lip Brush
Sigma Brow Power Duo Dark
Benefit PoreFessional Primer
Benefit Eyecream
Benefit That Girl Face Brightening Primer
Benefit They're Real Mascara
Benefit Erase Paste
Anastasia Beverley Hills Contour Kit
Anastasia Beverley Hills Brow Wiz Pencil Ebony
Anastasia Beverley Hills Clear Brow Gel
Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Maybelline Eye Studio Colour Tattoo Barely Branded
Maybelline Colour Sensations Lipstick 902 Hot Plum
Maybelline 14 Hour Lipstick 05 Perpetual Peony 
Rimmel Lipstick 120 Cutting Edge
Rimmel Lipstick Kate Moss Collection 106
Rimmel Lipstick Kate Moss Collection 107

Another item that I couldn't photograph that I picked up is what I took the photograph with! My brand new Canon 70D! FYI I love it and it is amazing. I think we are soul mates.

What goodies have you picked up lately?

-Katerina xxx

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Skincare Routine for Clear Skin

Hello my beautiful viewers! Today's post is a video of my skincare routine! Now if you read my previous skincare post I know the products are pretty similar!

I would just like everyone to know I AM NOT ASSOCIATED WITH ANY OF THESE COMPANIES! I just really like these products, the work well with my skin and I would recommend them to anyone with similar skin to mine! I DO NOT sell Mary Kay, my mother got me on to their skincare products when I was 14 and I have never looked back! That was almost 10 years ago now!

Mary Kay 3 in 1 Cleanser Oily to Combination Skin
Mary Kay Age Fighting Moisturiser Oily to Combination Skin
Clinique All About Eyes Rich Cream
Jurlique Moisture Restore Face Mask
Lancome Advanced Recovery Night Cream
Mary Kay Microdermabrasion Kit
Mary Kay Oil Free Makeup Remover

I LOVE absolutely all of these products. My skin is getting oily with the Australian humidity at the moment and these products really do help keep everything under control. I also have sensitive skin and have not had any issues with these products, I highly recommend each of them.

Let me know if you want a more in-depth review of anything and I will post one!

-Katerina xxx

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