Multi purpose plant oils from Aveda, Crop, and A Bit Hippy


I love how so many brands are now offering a pure plant oils and blends in their skin care lines. I remember a time when all treatment oils- whether it be for hair or skin- were mostly mineral oil and silicones.

Keep reading after the jump!


Posted by on Oct 8th, 2014 in Skincare | 0 comments.

Mineralogie Spring Makeup Collection Giveaway

Mineralogie Spring Makeup Collection Giveaway


Mineralogie have kindly donated products from their new spring collection  – 1 lucky winner gets 2 eyeshadows, a blush duo, and the limited edition Purple Velvet lipstick!

I have reviewed this collection in the previous 2 blog posts- check them out for swatches and FOTD action.

This giveaway is open to to Australian residents and will run for 2 weeks. I will draw the winners using a random number generator and email the winners by the 17th of October  2014. If I am unable to reach a winner by 1 week a new winner will be redrawn. Good luck!


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Posted by on Oct 3rd, 2014 in Giveaways | 0 comments.

Minerologie Spring: New Blush Duos and Purple Velvet Lipstick

Minerologie Spring: New Blush Duos and Purple Velvet Lipstick


Minerologie Blush Duos:

Sunset/Riviera- Sunset is a apricot toned brown shade with medium pigmentation. It works well as a bronzer and for contouring. Riviera is a pale peach colour with sheer pigmentation.

Harmony/Wallflower- Harmony is a pale matte pink which leans cool. It has sheer pigmentation. Wallflower is a medium coral pink with high pigmentation.

Sunset and Wallflower both have great longevity and pigmentation- I have been wearing these together (Sunset to contour and Wallflower on the apples of my cheeks) for long days at work and they’ve both lasted really well to the end of the day. This combo is worn on the full face image above.



Minerologie Spring: New Blush Duos Swatch

Purple Velvet Lipstick by Mineralogie

Mineralogie Purple Velvet lipstick (RRP $38.00)is not for the faint of heart. It is a full on dark grape purple with a metallic finish- wear it with confidence or don’t wear it at all. Personally, I don’t think I could pull off this lippy- perhaps to a 90s dress up party, but not for everyday.

Pigmentation is medium but buildable- although it does tend to apply a little patchy, particularly if you’re lips are a bit dry- this is one of those lipsticks that you need to prep your lips for.

Purple Velvet is a limited edition release.

Purple Velvet Lipstick by Mineralogie

Purple lipstick bronze eyeshadow FOTD


For a review of the rest of the Minerologie Spring 2014 Collection, see my previous post.

note: these products were sent by PR for review. For more details on my editorial policy see PR tab.

Posted by on Sep 25th, 2014 in FOTD, Reviews, Swatches | 1 comment

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Mineralogie Spring Collection: Hustle and Orchid Eyeshadow Review


Mineralogie Mineral Makeup launched their Spring collection for 2014 in August, and I’ve been test driving these products since then.

The collection features two blush duos (Sunset & Riviera, and Harmony & Wallflower), Hustle pressed eyeshadow (a shimmery bronze), Orchid eyeshadow (velvet finish pale lavender), and an unusual lipstick colour for a Spring release- Purple Velvet. There’s a bit of unexpected Vivienne Westwood in this collection I think!

This is the first time I have tried the brand, and I’m pretty happy with the quality so far.




Hustle is a rich bronze with subtle shimmer. It has a soft, finely  milled texture and excellent colour payoff. I have worn this as a single eyeshadow blended on the upper lid, as well as part of a night time bronzey smoky eye- it works well both ways and I feel it is quite a versatile product.

It reminds me of the bronzey side of NARS Surabaya Duo, but Hustle is lighter and warmer.

Orchid is one of those eyeshadows that looks very different on an arm swatch compared with what it looks like blended on the eyelids. On the arm, it looks like a super bright lilac pastel. On the eyes it is a more subdued grey lilac- sheer but buildable pigmentation. This makes it a lot more within my comfort zone!

A good shade for Radiant Orchid 2014 Pantone Colour of the Year.

Both Hustle and Orchid stay vivid the entire day on top of my usual Too Faced Shadow Insurance. There is some creasing with Hustle at the 4-5hr mark but otherwise I’m impressed with the longevity and performance of both shadows on my oily lids.


Minerologie Spring Collection: Hustle and Orchid Eyeshadow

Minerologie Spring Collection: Hustle and Orchid Eyeshadow

Spring makeup Radiant Orchid


Price: $29.95


Stay tuned for my review of the Mineralogie Blush Duos and their Purple Velvet lipstick from this collection! Due to be posted 2 days from now.

note: products were provided for consideration by PR. 



note: these products were sent by PR for review. For editorial policy see PR tab.


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