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Chanel Revelation Le Blush Creme de Chanel Review

Chanel Revelation Le Blush Creme Review


Chanel Revelation Le Blush Creme de Chanel is a medium warm petal pink when swatched, but appears a little cooler and paler on my cheeks against my skin tone. I’ve swatched Revelation below, next to Le Blush Creme in Destiny, which is a golden peach matte. It is creamy in the pan, and turns to powder when blended on skin- with a glowy delicate matte finish. Layering to build up pigmenat

Lasting power before noticable fading is about the 2-3hr mark, not quite a good as Destiny but better than most cream blushes on my skin.

I’m a big fan of the Blush Creme de Chanel, and would purchase all of them if I didn’t have that pesky mortgage.


Chanel Revelation Blush Creme Review

Swatches: Chanel Le Blush Creme Revelation (left) Blush Creme Destiny (right)

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Posted by on Aug 18th, 2014 in Chanel, FOTD, Reviews, Swatches | 0 comments.

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Jurlique Daily Moisture Balancing Serum, Jurlique Advanced Eye Serum review

Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Daily Moisture Balancing Serum

Jurlique Rose Plus Daily Moisture Balancing Serum Review


I have been trying a few Jurlique serums in the past month, and my favourites are their lovely Daily Moisture Balancing Serum and their Advanced Eye Serum.

The Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus has been fantastic for my parched skin during winter. I use it after cleansing, and before applying my moisturiser- the humectant (water retaining) properties of this serum gives the skin a hydration boost and seems to make subsequent skin care products sink into my skin better.It also incorporates lovely botanical extracts like rose hip oil, hibiscus extract, camellia leaf extract, and green tea extract. My skin feels more plump and happy when I’ve used this consistantly underneath my usual skin care.

It is light in texture and absorbs pretty fast, although there is a slight residual tackiness (from the glycerin), that will disappear when you add the moisturiser on top. I use a pea sized amount- morning and night.

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Posted by on Aug 13th, 2014 in Reviews, Skincare | 0 comments.


Makeup Box Shop Organisers: Review and Giveaway

I’ve wanted a Makeup Box Shop organiser since I saw it featured on The Belle Lumiere years ago. It’s become somewhat of a beauty blogger dressing table fixture, and being late to the party on most things- I’ve only just acquired one (thanks to the generosity of the people at The Makeup Box Shop). After using flimsy plastic organisers from Big W/officeworks/Kmart, I can appreciate why people will spend the money on a good quality, solid acrylic organiser.

The Original Makeup Box is a 5 drawer organiser with 4 smaller draws (3cm high) and a deeper draw (7cm high) at the bottom. The acrylic is thick and the unit is heavy (in a good way), sturdy, and well constructed.

I’ve organised my most frequently used makeup items in this box for easy access in the bathroom. The top drawer houses my powder eyeshadow singles, in the second drawer I have my cream eyeshadows, in the third drawer I have blushes, fourth drawer is for lipsticks and glosses, the deep bottom drawer I have put my small eyeshadow palettes. The rest of my makeup collection lives in my bedroom.

Price: $118





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Posted by on Jul 2nd, 2014 in Reviews | 0 comments.


Dietlicious Gourmet Delivery Service: Review

Dietlicious is an Australian company that specialises in home delivered healthy gourmet meals. I blogged about their 5 day cleanse a couple of years back, and was recently contacted by Dietlicious a few weeks ago about reviewing another one of their meal plans. It couldn’t have come at a better time- Phil was working interstate in the coming weeks and I was facing the prospect of cooking for one for an entire fortnight (realistically eating out more often than not).

I tried the 1800 calorie 7 day menu - which is designed to provide a healthy daily calorie intake for an average male (or a greedier than average female). I was delighted with how tasty and interesting the menu was- with wholesome breakfasts like Rye toast with hummus; hearty dinners like Arabian beef with sweet potato, tahini and almonds with side of herb couscous; and yummy smoothies and nibbles in between. My time-poor friend Jeff told me that he ended up ordering a 7 day meal plan after I told him about it)- he said everything was delicious and surprisingly filling.

It works well as a meal plan for busy individuals who want a balanced diet, and also works well as healthy ‘emergency’ meals to be kept in the freezer.

A couple of important things to note with these meals- you will need adequate freezer space for the 7 day meal plan. I couldn’t fit everything in my smallish freezer and ended up thawing 2 days worth of food in the fridge to begin with. Unless you have a humungous fridge don’t order a 7 day meal plan for two people. Also- don’t make my mistake of putting the veges in the freezer (I didn’t read the clearly marked instructions on the front of the packet)

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Posted by on Jul 1st, 2014 in Food and Drink, lifestyle and health, Reviews | 0 comments.

Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita Eyeshadow Palette: Review, Swatches, FOTD




I had heard good things about the Charlotte Tilbury makeup line, so when Indigo Kir Royale told me that she was going to pick up a few things from Selfridges, I jumped at the chance to do a combined order (haul post here).

The Dolce Vita palette ( £38.00) is inspired by  screen sirens Sophia Loren, Monica Belluci, and Penelope Cruz,  featuring rich burgundy and golden shades that I love wearing in autumn. It is quite a versatile palette if you have a few neutral mattes on hand- you can do a bold editorial styled volcanic smoky eye (a la Gucci S/S 2014), a soft rosy eye look, or a garden variety warm bronzey eye (like I did below).


Apart from the glittery copper shade, the 3 other shades in the palette have a lovely buttery texture and blend easily. The glittery shade has a hard texture that is difficult to pick up with a brush- it is  best applied by pressing it on the lid with a finger.


Longevity is not amazing. I find that the eyeshadows in this palette do have a tendency to fade after about 5 hours unless I build up the colour with multiple layers- I would recommend priming well before applying to ensure all day wear. Disappointing, but not a deal breaker for me.


Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita Eyeshadow Palette: Review, Swatches, FOTD


Colour (clockwise:

Top left: pale pink champagne in a frost finish and sheer to medium pigmentation.

Top right: bold rusty burgundy in a shimmery metallic finish and full pigmentation.

Bottom right: khaki brown with subtle gold shimmer and medium buildable to full pigmentation.

Bottom left:  Copper glitter on a transparent base. I was hoping that this shade would be more pigmented/ dense (like a pressed version of Illamasqua Ore)

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