22 Mar 2014

Latest Project Pan empties

Hello lovelies!
Welcome to my very small Project Pan post. I keep forgetting to keep my empties, hence the tiny post lol

First is the Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Energizing Bath and Shower Gel.
Hubby bought this for me for Christmas, it came in a pack with some perfume and body cream.  Its a nice body wash, but nothing special. if i saw it again in the pack I would buy, but only because I love the perfume that comes with it. Would not buy it buy itself.

 Next is one of the Original Source Shower gels, in lime.  I can't smell much of a scent on this one.
I love the Original Source shower gels though, and would rebuy this, and any of the Original Source shower gels.

Last is the Cellilux Glacial Mineral Gel. I loooove this mask!  I got this sample in one of my BellaBoxes, and just had it sitting around, till I saw Kitsch Snitch's review on it, and remembered I had it and dug it out. Its amazing. My skin felt so soft after I used it. It is not cheap though, $69 from the BellaBox website. I will definitely be buying the full size though, once I save my pennies!

Till next time!

18 Mar 2014

Sportsgirl Matte Grey & feathers

Hello lovelies!
I am trying to get back into the swing of blogging, so I thought I would share todays mani with you. 
A bit of background first.. some of you may remember last year I started Paint It Blue, a month long 'event' for Autism Awareness. After it was done quite a few of the group members mentioned they would like to continue on doing theme and cause manis, and thus Paint It ALL The Colours was born!  This fortnights theme is 'feathers'. 
I decided to go for a delicate look, so for my base I used Matte Grey from Sportsgirl. Yes, Sportsgirl. Definitely not a store I usually go in, but this is proof I will go anywhere for nail polish.  ;)

The formula on the polish wasn't fabulous, but I find that alot with matte polishes. The second coat evened it all out, and I think a couple of drops of thinner will help. Once I put on the decals I top-coated it anyway. The grey does have a lovely shimmer, but sadly I couldn't seem to capture that in the photos.
I am very happy with how this turned out, the feathers seem to be floating in the breeze. I also just received some actual nail art feathers, so can't wait to try them out!

Till next time.

16 Mar 2014

Heart Of The Ocean from Pretty Pots Polish

Hello lovelies!
Sorry it has been a while since my last post. I go through stages of blogging all the time, then nothing for a few weeks lol
Today I have the last of my review posts for Pretty Pots Polish. This is the amazing Heart Of The Ocean, inspired by the necklace Rose wore in the Titanic movie. 

I love the contrast of the turquoise, neon green, garnet, and holo silver glitter!  Definitely one of my favourites from the The Cinematic Collection.

Pretty Pots Polish can be found on Etsy, and you can also follow them on Facebook and Instagram

Till next time!

3 Mar 2014

Lust Have It - February 2014 ~ pic heavy

Hello lovelies!
After the epic fail that was my Feb Bellabox you would think I would be over beauty boxes. But I just cannot resist getting surprise mail.. lol  
I know a few people who receive the Lust Have It box, and they always seem happy, so I decided to give that one a go.  I must of managed to subscribe just in time to get the Feb box, and boy am I happy I did!

Lets get right into it! 

This is how I received the box. You can see below there is a note from the CEO explaining that they are in the middle of revamping, and the new boxes should be ready in a month or two.

Like most beauty boxes, you get a little card detailing what you have received. I never read these till last though, as I think they spoil the surprise!

This was interesting.. there was a coupon for a buy one get one free snack box, home delivered. I have never heard of this company, but I will definitely be checking it out!

Onto the products! First up was a Juice Beauty Green Apple peel.  I love peels, masks etc so I was very happy to see this!  This is a deluxe sample size of 7ml. Full size is 60ml and costs $65. I would not spend that amount of money on something I hadn't tried first, so I am looking forward to testing it out.

Next is a Clairol Professional Color Radiance shampoo. Now this says its a shampoo on the front, but on the info card it says it cleanses and conditions. So is it a 2 in 1? I am not sure. I am not a fan of 2 in 1's, I find it impossible to get the comb through my hair if I don't condition it as well. I will still give this a try though. I received a 50ml bottle, the full size is 250ml and retails for $13.95.

Also included was another Clairol product, a Transition Creative Spray. I am looking forward to trying this. I don't usually use alot of hairspray, but this says it remains flexible for up to one minute after application, and leaves it with a touchable texture. We shall see. ;)
This is a 50 ml sample, full size is 300ml and sells for $9.95.

This next item is something I am looking forward to trying. It's a make up brush from The Cosmetic Kitchen. Not a brand I have heard of, but if this brush is anything to go by I am definitely going to be checking them out. This brush is soooo soft!  The info card says the brushes are certified vegan and certified cruelty free, which I love. This brush is full size and sells for $22.50.

Next is a Vaseline Ultimate 10 Anti Aging body lotion.  It contains anti-ageing ingredients such as AHA, pro-retinol and, vitamin B3 and says it will protect, restore, brighten and tighten skin while giving immediate relief from dryness. Sounds good to me! This is a sample size, the full size is 750ml and costs $16.29. Quite the random price there lol

An odd inclusion was this hand wipe, the Hand Spa Bijoux.  The sample is a single hand wipe that supposedly provides a deep nourishing and moisturizing effect.  It contains hyaluronic acid, royal jelly, glycerin and soy bean extract. I have already tried this, and surprisingly really liked it!  My hands felt lovely and soft.
Info card says RRP is $1.50.. I presume that is just for one?

Last, but not least is a mineral eyeshadow from The Cosmetics Kitchen.  I will be honest, this is not a colour I would of bought for myself, but I actually quite like it. I swatched it on my arm and a little went a very long way, I can't wait to try this properly! The eye shadow is certified vegan and certified cruelty free. Full size retails at $22.50.

I am super happy with my first ever Lust Have It box, and can't wait for my next one!

Till next time!

2 Mar 2014

5k Giveaway!

Hello lovelies!
I finally have my giveaway organized!  I still can't quite believe I hit 5k 'likers' on my Facebook page, so I had to do something to celebrate. :)

Here is a pic of what you can win.  Two of the Julie G textured polishes, one Orly, and two of the new Speckled n Freckled collection polishes from Love Thy Polish. Thank you so much to the lovely Emma from Love Thy Polish for donating two of her pretties to this. :)

Click below to enter!  Good luck. :)

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