May 26, 2012

Photo Diary: Fun & Sun with friends in SoCal

Hello Beauteous Creatures!

Last week Julie, a friend of mine from Australia, came to LA on a 1 week holiday.

She won a contest to "live like Katy Perry for a week" or some such thing. I guess this means living it up around Hollywood, going on a shopping spree etc. She even got to shop with a celebrity stylist who helped her pick out some killer outfits! Sounds like a lot of fun huh? :)

We met up with her and her cousin and got to hang out a couple of times.

First we met them at Downtown Disney, after they had spent the day at Disneyland. We went and had dinner at House of Blues.

Julie and I at Downtown Disney.

May 14, 2012

Benefit Cosmetics House Party & Hello Flawless FOTD

My long overdue post on the Benefit Cosmetics House Party I hosted!

We received samples of all 9 shades of Benefit’s new Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow! Foundation, the new primer The POREfessional and Bad Gal Lash Mascara.

You can see my original post on Benefit’s Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow! Foundation with swatches of all 9 shades here.

These are the cute little sample bags my friend Dee and I put together (yes, the cardboard box makes for great presentation.. I know).

My lovely friends and I then set about testing the different shades and finding what worked for us. We were all pleased at the light texture of the Hello Flawless foundation and the smooth finish of The POREfessional primer.

Press Release: Red Carpet Manicure Shimmering Nights LE Collection

Hey Beauties :)

I received a press release this morning on the new Limited Edition summer collection from Red Carpet Manicure.

I really love my RCM at home gel system and these sparkly iridescent shades definitely caught my eye. Check out the info below:


- Iridescent gel nail polish adds new dimension to summer tones transforming color and adding a glossy glow -

Red Carpet Manicure, the innovative at-home gel manicure system touted by SELFmagazine as a “Best At-Home Gel Polish Kit” and a 2012 beauty award winner for Health and Essence, announced today the introduction of new limited edition special shade effects for summer 2012. The Transformative ‘Shimmering Nights’ collection adds a flirty sparkle to manicured nails and doubles your color pallet by transforming bold base shades to soft elegant tones with a light sheen. The revolutionary new Red Carpet Manicure gel polish dries instantly using a portable LED light for gorgeous, chip-free nails that last for weeks of wear.
Perfect for summer, the limited edition collection gleams in the sun on the beach and has an iridescent glow during a night out. These special effect shades add a totally new dimension to Red Carpet Manicure’s existing 54 shades.

  • Perfect High Heels” transforms to lime green
  • Dressed for Success” results in a shimmering Purple hue
  • My Shimmering Gown” gives the effect of teal
  • Make Up Time” gives your polish that perfect glitter finish.
Available nationwide at leading beauty retailers like ULTA Beauty, Red Carpet Manicure creates an affordable gel nail polish option.  Customers can purchase the starter kit with an exclusive Pro:45 LED light that cures the gel polish in seconds for weeks of wear.

I am most likely going to pick up My Shimmering Gown and Make Up Time, but possibly I'll give in to my terrible shopaholic nature and buy all of them.

From the information given, these seem to be more like sheer iridescent top coats rather than full coverage shades. You could use them on their own for a subtle shimmer, or over other RCM shades as a shimmery top coat. I'm excited to see a lot more variety in gel nail polish coming out this year.

Have you tried gel polish before? What do you think of the new iridescent shades?

May 10, 2012

Puffy 3 Tone/ Shinny Violet Circle Lenses Review

My favourite, favourite lens!

I am so in love with this lens series, the G&G/Dueba Puffy 3 Tone/Shinny series. All of the colours look gorgeous and I'm probably going to get them all. I know EOS also makes a Puffy 3 Tone, but I'm not sure what the difference is. I've only ever bought the G&G/Dueba lenses and they've been great.

This is the G&G/Dueba Puffy 3 Tone Violet, also known as Shinny Violet which I bought from Kiwiberry1 Collection. I have also reviewed the Puffy 3 Tone/Shinny Grey, which you can check out here.

They sell out of the different colours sometimes, but they restock quite often.

Colour: Violet
Dia: 14.5 mm
Base: 8.6
Water: 38%

Disposable: 1 year

L: Puffy 3 Tone Violet, R: No Lens
Puffy 3 Tone Violet

Puffy 3 Tone Violet, Natural daylight
Shinny Violet

Puffy 3 Tone Violet, Artificial light with flash

I love the pattern, it graduates from violet to a pretty gold colour that blends well with my natural brown eyes. The enlargement is quite natural looking but really makes your eyes stand out more.

White light with flash 

Natural daylight with flash

Yellow light with flash
Puffy 3 Tone Shinny Violet

These are so comfortable, I can wear them for 8 hours+ without applying eye drops. They aren't quite as flexible and comfortable as the Geo Berryholic lenses, but they are very, very close.

I am absolutely in love with these pretty lenses. They look as natural as violet eyes could ever look and really complement pink and gold shades, both clothing and makeup.

Some camwhore phone pics because you know I can’t resist.

All are in natural daylight, no flash.

I think I'm going to try a gold or pink lens next, Kiwiberry just got some pretty designs in.

May 8, 2012

Giveaway Winners - Le Edge and LifeSpa

Good Morning!

Here are the winners of the two giveaways.

The winner of the Le Edge giveaway is:
Leah Baird

The winner of the LifeSpa hair service giveaway is:

Congratulations! Winners have been notified by email :)

I'm planning another giveaway in the near future, so stay tuned!

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