Drugstore heroes: Face Of Australia budge proof eyeliners




One of my favourite drug store items released in recent times is the Face Of Australia Budge Proof Eyeliners. I’ve been wearing the bronze and the electric blue liners so much since I first tried them a month ago- it was hard having to hold off reviewing them until closer to the release date. They are an example of how you can find high end quality products in drug store brands if you know where to look.

The packaging is ingenious- the lid unscrews to reveal the eyeliner pot and a mini eyeliner brush. The brush itself is surprisingly decent quality for something included with product- it is dense and stiff enough to give you good control over the line.


FOA says..

The ultra-smooth, pigment rich formula provides the precision of a liquid liner that’s easy to apply with the built in fool-proof brush. Create thick or thin lines that are perfect every time.




Blackest Black: matte black, semi sheer, requires 2-3 coats for full opacity.

Brilliant Blue: metallic electric blue, opaque in 1 layer.

Espresso: metallic burgundy bronze, opaque in 1 layer.

Pure Purple: metallic lavender, semi sheer.


My favourites are ‘Brilliant Blue’and ‘Espresso’ – both beautifully vivid, highly pigmented colours.


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Posted by on Jan 29th, 2013 in Reviews, Swatches | 0 comments.

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Review: The Body Shop Vineyard Peach Bath and Body Collection

Review: Body Shop Vineyard Peach Bath and Body Collection


The Body Shop launched their limited edition Vineyard Peach collection at the end of 2012 to overwhelmingly positive reviews online and on social media. I was lucky to be given a chance to experience the collection for myself, and I must say the Vineyard Peach products are probably my favourite from the Body Shop thus far.

The scent is incredible- I adore the scent of peaches, and The Body Shop has done a great job of convincingly replicating the smell of freshly cut, ripe peaches. Sweet, but not at all cloying or heavy. 

On the skin, my favourite out of the collection is the Vineyard Peach Body Butter. It’s quite rich, absorbs well, and leaves a lovely scent behind.


 Availability: The Body Shop store, or www.thebodyshop.com.au


Review: Body Shop Vineyard Peach Bath and Body Collection


 The Body Shop says…

Vineyard Peach Body Butter $27.95

Butter up with our pick of the season! For peachy soft skin that smells as good as it is to touch, Vineyard Peach Body Butter delivers 24 hours of deep moisturisation and velvety softness.

 Vineyard Peach Body Scrub $27.95

Containing ground peach seeds, our Vineyard Peach Body Scrub gently exfoliates, leaving your skin velvety smooth, soft and fragrant.

 Vineyard Peach Shower Gel $12.95

Transform your shower into an intensely fragrant, peach-tastic experience. Vineyard Peach Shower Gel will carry you away to a Mediterranean holiday. Bliss!

Vineyard Peach Body Lotion $21.95

A superb body lotion which goes on light and smells divine. For every day moisture and feel good, peachy fragrance.


disclosure: these products were sent to me by PR for consideration.


Posted by on Jan 24th, 2013 in Uncategorized | 11comments

Black Diamond: A Shimmery Smoky Eye Feat. Chanel Mirifique

Black Diamond: A Shimmery Smokey Eye Feat. Chanel Mirifique


I was on my way out to dinner a few weeks ago and I felt like indulging in a little bit of sparkle. I hadn’t used my Chanel Illusion D’Ombre in Mirifique for a long time so I had a play with using Mirifique together with a little bit of MAC Reflects Glitter in Gold to heighten the sparkly effect.

I love my Reflects Gold and really don’t use this enough- it gives a beautiful sophisticated sparkle without chunky glitter, and adheres to the lid really well when used with a cream shadow like the Illusion D’Ombre. I’d love to try it on taupe shadow (it’s on the list of my 358 other things I need to try).



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Posted by on Jan 22nd, 2013 in Chanel, Eye shadow, FOTD | 24comments

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Hair Romance 30 Braids in 30 Days E-book Winners


We are very excited to announce that our two winners of the 30 Braids in 30 Days e-book are…

#8  Mandy

#12 Kimberly

I will contact you and get the ebook over to you both very soon! Have lots of fun with your braiding 🙂 Tweet, instagram, or FB me some pics if you can- I’d love to see how you go.



Posted by on Jan 21st, 2013 in Uncategorized | 7comments

DIY Hair Colour Update: Balayage correction part 1

Hi everyone!

Just a quick hair update. On friday, I decided that I wanted to do something about my hair colour, and (since I had somewhat of a shocking salon colorist experience recently), I wanted to try my hand at doing it myself at home. .

I had a snoop around Hairhouse Warehouse during my lunch break, and with some help from the instore colorist, I picked up some professional grade hair dye and developer (what they use in their own salon). I think it turned out to be just over $20 in total, and would last me 4-6 applications for my purposes.

DISCLAIMER: I’m not at all experienced in hair coloring, I’m just completely reckless and willing to take risks with my hair. If you are more risk-averse I suggest you go to a GOOD colorist instead of attempting this at home.

At my previous colour appointment I wanted to go dark brown, with a subtle balayage that started from the ear line. Instead my hair was over processed, over bleached, and I got blonde green patches starting from the eyebrow height. I got it corrected somewhat, but I was still a lot more blonde than I liked, and I just kept getting blonder as the brown pigment at the top faded. At the same time, the very bottom of my hair was darker than my midlengths- to me that is a failed balayage. 

I was going to make an appointment to get the top darkened down to my ear line, but I couldn’t get a week day appointment that suited so I though- TO HELL WITH IT. I’LL DO IT MYSELF.

On thursday night I did a test strand- it went well, so last night I went ahead and did the entire process.  It urned out pretty much how I wanted. Not a huge change, but now I’m more balayaged brunette (as I had originally wanted) rather than blonde with roots 😛




I basically just mixed half developer and half dye. Applied it with gloves to dry hair taking care to start at the top and slowly drag the colour down over about 20mins so that the colour transition is smooth.

Then I washed it and applied a colour locking conditioner in.

In the last few weeks since, my blonde at the bottom started getting a little bit brassy so I might get a blue toner to combat the orange tones. I might even consider lightening the bottom a little to make the balayage more dramatic.


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