March Boxes: Bellabox and Glossybox

 

March Glossybox

March Glossybox

The March Glossybox is probably one of the best boxes I’ve come across. There’s quite a lot in there, and I would use everything except the Proactive cleansing bar. Very stoked about having a travel size Klorane for my upcoming trips to Melbourne.

price: $14.95 a month

availability: www.glossybox.com.au 

 

1. Absolutely Gorgeous Macadamia Face Cream

2. Dencorub Extra Strength Heat Gel

3. Eau Thermale Avene

4. Klorane dry shampoo

5. KMS Free Shape Hot Flex Spray

6. Practiv Cleansing Body Bar

 

 

Bellabox

Bellabox

 

The March Bellabox was no so much a box, but a muslin bag. There are a few nice things- I’m a fan of the Yes To Carrots Lip Tint, and it’s always good to have a travel sized body lotion; however, overall I think I liked previous Bellaboxes better.

price: $15.00 a month

availability: bellabox.com.au

 

1. Yes to Carrots Lip Tint

2. Pure Fiji Coconut Hydrating Body Lotion

3. U Little Beauty Natural Shine Hair Serum

4. Eyelift Kit bag

5. Bellamer eye balm.

6. Carmen’s Fruit and Nut Muesli Biscuit.

 

note: the boxes were sent to me by PR for consideration only.

Posted by on Mar 30th, 2012 in Miscellaneous, Reviews | 0 comments.

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FOTD inspired by Christian Dior S/S Haute Couture 2012

 

Christian Dior S/S Haute Couture 2012

Christian Dior S/S Haute Couture 2012

 

Pat Mcgrath’s work for Christian Dior S/S Haute Couture 2012 was an understated masterpiece. Together with the sleek bobs and the 1950s inspired gowns, the models evoked an updated Grace Kelly.

I had a little play the other day- here is my version of Pat McGrath’s beauty look for Christian Dior. I decided to swap the matte natural lip of the original for a bit of golden peachy goodness, aka  Hourglass Prodigy Lipgloss in Hypnotic. These photos were taken pre- hair colour.

 

FOTD inspired by Christian Dior Haute Couture with Hourglass Hypnotic Lipgloss

FOTD inspired by Christian Dior Haute Couture with Hourglass Hypnotic Lipgloss

 

FOTD makeup breakdown:

Base:

- Marie Veronique Everyday Sheer Coverage SPF 30+ Light Tint (reviewed here)

- Lancome Teinte Idole Ultra

Eyes:

- Two Faced Shadow Insurance on lids to prime

- NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk blended with finger on mobile lid

- Urban Decay ‘Buck’ eyeshadow from Naked Palette in crease (swatched here)

- Urban Decay ‘Virgin’ Eyeshadow from Naked Palette (swatched here) to highlight the inner corners of the eyes.

- Inglot Matte 351 (matte warm white, swatched here.) eyeshadow blended on top of Milk on mobile lid up to crease.

Brows:

- MUFE waterproof eyebrow corrector

Cheeks:

- MAC Bronzer in Golden to contour

- MAC Cremeblend blush in Ladyblush on apples

- MAC blush in Blushbaby on top.

+ Bobbi Brown shimmerwash eyeshadow in Champagne to highlight nose bridge and top of cheekbones.

Lips:

- Hourglass Prodigy  lipgloss in Hypnotic (reviewed and swatched here)

 

FOTD inspired by Christian Dior S/S Haute Couture 2012

FOTD inspired by Christian Dior Haute Couture with Hourglass Hypnotic Lipgloss

Posted by on Mar 28th, 2012 in FOTD, Inglot, Runway | 0 comments.

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Red she said: new burgundy hair!

new burgundy hair colour

new burgundy hair

 

A few weeks ago I paid the lovely folks at Oscar Oscar Salon Paddington a visit to add a little somethin’ somethin’ to ze hair- specifically, a bolder shade of burgundy.

The last time I was at Oscar Oscar, I ended up with a very subtle burgundy violet tint that was lovely in the sun (but not really visible indoors). This time I wanted a little more colour- burgundy violet again, and still conservative enough for work, but I wanted the colour bold enough to be visible all the time.

 

Oscar Oscar salon Paddington

Oscar Oscar salon Paddington

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Posted by on Mar 27th, 2012 in Hair | 0 comments.


Fit For Fall 2012: Dietlicious 5 Day Cleanse review

 

 

I must thank Jade of jademusing.tumblr.com for thinking of the catchy feel-good phrase ‘Fit For Fall’ (tweets will be hashtagged #FitForFall ) to replace ‘Healthy Summer’. She’s not just a pretty face!

‘Healthy Summer’ updates have really dropped off the last 2 months or so, mostly due to straggling motivation. I’ve been making regular, but not frequent trips to the gym (around 1-3x a week) but not really pushing myself very hard like I was during in the first few months of ‘Healthy Summer 2011/2012′. Just staying afloat really.

Food-wise, I was in desperate need of a detox and a rethink of my portion sizes.

When I read the rave reviews about the  Dietlicious 5 Day Cleanse on Ms Critique and Me vs The Bulge blogs, it got me very curious. I ended up contacting Dietlicious, and was very grateful when Emily from Dietlicious offered to sponsor a trial of the 5 Day Cleanse for the Fit for Fall series.

 

Dietlicious Gourmet Food Service say…

Rebalance and re-vitalize your body with our 5 day dietician designed cleanse and detox

Eliminate chemicals and toxins with our preservative, additive, dairy, wheat + red meat free menu

Included in the Cleanse package is everything you need: healthy breakfasts, lunches, dinners, fresh seasonal fruit and superfood smoothies made with natures wonderfoods – acai, chia and cacao.

$180.00 excluding delivery, www.dietlicious.com.au

Dietlicious 5 Day Cleanse breakfast smoothies

Dietlicious 5 Day Cleanse breakfast smoothies

 

Dietlicious 5 Day Cleanse

Dietlicious 5 Day Cleanse

 

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Posted by on Mar 26th, 2012 in lifestyle and health | 0 comments.

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These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things: March 2012

I finally got some time to indulge in some major blog reading the last couple of days, and I’ve forgotten how much I enjoyed reading  ‘what’s in my bag’ and ‘monthly favourites’ type blog posts.

I decided to photograph and list some products which have been staples in my makeup bag recently.

1. Z Palette with some MAC and Inglot shadows that I use almost daily.   2. Make Up For Ever waterproof eyebrow corrector.  3. Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in Illusoire  4. MAC Bronzer in 'Golden'

1. Z Palette with some MAC and Inglot shadows that I use almost daily. 2. Make Up For Ever waterproof eyebrow corrector. 3. Chanel Illusion D’Ombre in Illusoire 4. MAC Bronzer in ‘Golden’

 

1. Z Palette with some MAC and Inglot shadows that I use almost daily

(I have swatched and listed them below)

2. Make Up For Ever waterproof eyebrow corrector.

This gem of a product is all I use on my brows now. It’s the only thing that will last all day on me and will even stay on during a sweaty gym session. I reviewed and swatched this in my waterproof makeup post.

3. Chanel Illusion D’Ombre in Illusoire.

Such a versatile product- I use it during the day to dress up a neutral work look, and during the night to add sparkle/dimension to a smoky eye. I swatched it here, and featured it in a taupe and purple FOTD here.

4. MAC Bronzer in ‘Golden’

Hello cheekbones! I’ve discovered the joys of contouring and wild horses can’t drag me away from bronzer.

 

5. Becca Beach Tint in Peach 6. NARS Chihuahua lipgloss 7. Burberry Lip Mist in Blueberry 8. Make Up For Ever HD Blush #8 PDA , 9. Kosmea Replenishing Moisture Cream

5. Becca Beach Tint in Peach 6. NARS Chihuahua lipgloss 7. Burberry Lip Mist in Blueberry 8. Make Up For Ever HD Blush #8 PDA , 9. Kosmea Replenishing Moisture Cream

 

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