Thursday, March 29, 2012

Nonpareil Boutique Haul

Quite some time ago I took advantage of 20% off purchases from Nonpareil Boutique (I say quite some time because standard shipping from the US is painfully slow).

Nonpareil Boutique is a great one stop shop for drug store brands NYX, Milani and Wet n Wild, just to name a few and they also stock selected products from Urban Decay, NARS and Tarte.

What I Purchased….

Wet n Wild Colour Icon 8 Pan Eyeshadow Palette in Comfort Zone

This palette contains 8 complementing shades each clearly marked as browbone, eyelid, crease and definer – quite fool proof.

As with most Wet n Wild palette reviews I now understand the hype surrounding these shadows, for a cheapie the colour payoff is amazing and the consistency of the shadow is silky smooth. Although I only received this haul today, I cannot really comment on the durability however I’m sure teamed with a primer these shadows will go the distance.
Look A: Using left side of palette

Look B: Using right side of palette
Swatches left and right down the palette eg. browbone L and browbone R

Milani Baked Blush in Berry Amore

This is a second addition to my Milani Blush collection. I chose Berry Amore for its pretty swirl of berry pinks and gold shimmer.  Again, Milani blushes are amazingly pigmented and soft to apply – great value for approx $7.99(USD).

NYX Bronzer & Blusher Combo in Phi Phi Island

Taking me back to my 2008 Thailand holiday, this combo cries the beach, sun tans and cocktails. Containing a bronzer and coral blush both with gold shimmer, these colours will look great together as a blush and contour duo.

NYX Round Lipstick in Twist

Yes, another lipstick to add to my growing collection. I’ve posted about NYX Round Lipsticks before and they are another great product for their price point. I chose Twist because it was around $1.00(USD) and the colour looked quite nice from the online swatch. Just a side note the online swatches can be deceiving as most often the lipstick I receive swatches different to what is online however I’m still happy with the colour twist, will look great as a casual evening lipstick.

What have you hauled throughout March?

First Birthday Giveaway!

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

First Birthday Giveaway - CLOSED

Beauty Soiree is hasturned one! Oh how fast time flies when your having fun! Thank you for sharingthis fun filled year and supporting my beauty posts through Beauty Soiree.

To celebrate Beauty Soiree’sFirst Birthday that was the 27 March 2012 I’m sharing the love and the presentswith this first birthday giveaway.

One lucky subscriber willreceive:

Bloom Shimmer LiquidEyeshadow in Neptune
Bloom Sheer Colour Cream(multipurpose eyes, lips and cheeks) in Coy

Face of Australia MineralTherapy Illuminator in Angel Blush
Face of Australia LipQuench Lipstick in Lychee Crush
Face of Australia LipQuench Lipstick in Malibu Barbie

Conditions of entry:

This giveaway is open internationally.

Winner must be a publicfollower of Beauty Soiree through Google Friend Connect (GFC) and will beeligible for 3 entries in the giveaway.

Additional entries:

Tweet about this giveawaymentioning @BeautySoiree (additional 2 entries)

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Get Cheeky

Yes, this product had me at looks alone.

Encased in a rose gold pan, Sportsgirls newest Get Cheeky cheek & eye shimmer in Candy is gorgeous with two complementing shimmery taupe/champagne shades as well as a pop of fuchsia pink.

The product has a cute fish like scale to it which almost makes you want to think twice about swirling your brush into the product and ruining the gradient pattern.

The colours are shimmery and nicely pigmented and work well on both cheeks and eyes.

At $9.95 (AUD), this multi purpose product is a steal and is available in store or online at

Thursday, March 8, 2012

March Lust Have It!

To welcome in the new season, Lust Have It! have embraced the Australian beauty industry with their latest box.

Containing 5 beauty samples I have been very impressed with the March box as it contains decent sized (and full sized) beauty products.

March Lust Have It! contents….

Davroe Moisture Senses Argan Oil

As Moroccan Oil exploded on the beauty scene last year everyone has wanted a piece of the Argan Oil action. As a fan of both Argan Oils and Davroe hair products I’m really excited to try this product.  

Karpati DITO Nail Lacquer

Now this polish deserved its own photo… I’m so intrigued by the funky bottle design in which you wear as a ring as you paint your nails… Think it will catch on??

1Skin Solutions Lip Balm in Vanilla

A delicious and moisturising lip balm that I’m sure will become a handbag stable as we head into the cooler and windier months.

Replenishing Moisture Cream from Kosmea

Loved this cream after the first use, its moisturising without leaving behind sticky residue and smells fresh as the scents of green tea and rose hip linger on your skin.

Pearl Crush Creaseless Shadow from Mirenesse

I’m a huge Mireness fan and actually already own this palette. The eye shadows are highly pigmented, smooth to apply and last all day without creasing (however, I always wear a primer). I wish I had received a different coloured trio….

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Sunday, March 4, 2012

TAG - Seven Deadly Sins of Beauty

What is your most expensive beauty product?

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation – I paid $77(AUD) for this foundation however I have been really enjoying the light weight feel, buildable coverage and soft rose scent.
…..and what is your most inexpensive beauty product?

NYX Round Lipsticks – Purchased online for a mere $2.00(USD) each. I love these lipsticks for their affordability, colour range, moisture and longevity.
What beauty products do you have a love and hate relationship with?

Sigma Brushes – For their price range they are great quality and I love their large range however what pains me is when they shed while in use – ugh! Nothing is more annoying.
…..and what product has been the hardest to find?

Urban Decay Naked Palette – O.M.G when this palette was first released I don’t know which was harder: finding a online store with palettes in stock or finding an online store that shipped to Australia.
What are you most delicious beauty products?

LUSH Bath Ballistics and bath melts – nothing beats a warm relaxing bath after a long day, delicious ;)
What Beauty Product Do You Neglect Due To Laziness?

Facial Masks – Unfortunately masks take the backseat in my current skin care regime; not because I don’t like them but because life takes hold and I never find myself time to enjoy a good facial mask.  
What product gives you most confidence?

Fake Tan – I always feel better with a tan (something that I find shameful to admit sometimes). As well as being the healthier alternative to sun baking I find fake tan great for evening out your skin tone, disusing wobbly bits and making you feel slimmer and concealing blemishes, scars ect.                  
What product makes you feel more attractive?

Mascara – I love long and voluminous eyelashes and I believe a great set of lashes can be so beautiful.  
What beauty item would you most like to receive as a gift?

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette – I have been struggling to resist temptation however I would never turn down a gift…

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February Favourites

I feel like I havn’t done a favourites post in a while but they are always one of my favourite posts to write and read. I have gathered together some of my most loved products throughout February, hope you enjoy :)

The February Lineup

Australis Paparazzi Perfect High Definition Blush in Shoot to Thrill
As well as the gorgeous speckled pink colours, this blush has a range of cool benefits including light reflecting pigments and pore-invisible technology.  

Benefit Box Powder in Hervana
The most recent Benefit powder to my collection, Hervana’s four pastel berry shades are so beautiful blended together and so easy to wear.

Bottom swatches L-R: Watts Up and Bare Study

Benefit Watts Up
This soft focus highlighter provides a soft golden glow wherever applied and application is a breeze with its handy stick packaging

MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study
Can’t get enough of this champagne cream shadow, I have been using this almost everyday as an eyeshadow base.

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua
This was a repurchase while overseas; I love the lightweight feel, dewy finish and buildable coverage given by this foundation. For more information visit my review from the archives here.

Face of Australia Lip Quench in Pink Champagne and Lychee Crush
This lipstick line has really exceeded my expectations and I have been alternating these two colours for my everyday lip wear and I’m in love with the moisturising formula.

L’Oreal Gentle Make-Up Remover for Eyes & Lips
A two toned oil and lotion solution, I have been loving this make up remover as it’s effective and gentle…. Oh and I also love shaking it up to mix the solution :)

Sally Hanson Insta-Dri Anti Chip Top Coat
My new favourite top coat! The slightly thin formula glides over nails making them dry to the touch in just 30 seconds!! Gives manis a nice shine and makes even the cheapest polishes last for days.

Have I included some of your favourites too? If not, what were your most reached for beauty items of the month? Leave a comment below :)

Disclaimer: The Australis Paparazzi Perfect High Definition Blush was provided as a sponsored gift however this did not sway my opinion whatsoever :)