Monday, April 29, 2013

A Little Beauty Haul #2

God I love sales, and I especially love make-up sales. So when Priceline had their 40% off all cosmetics sale I knew I had no choice but to jump on board. I think I kinda went a lil cray cray, but amongst all the hustle and bustle and people shoving each other around I practically grabbed whatever I could get my hands on. I couldn't miss out on a bargain right!!!?? These beauties cost me about $180 (and that amount will probably sound alot more to you non-Australians) but it is still a bloody bargain! Let me take you through some of the little gems that I managed to snap up. 

  • Foundation -  so I may or may not have gone a tad over board with the foundation but there have just been so many that I have been wanting to try for some time now and I figured this would be the best time to buy them all. My skin is what you would call 'problem' skin so I'm pretty much always on the hunt for a good foundation that works well with my skin. I purchased Rimmel Wake me Up, which I think is a bit too dark for my skin tone and Revlon colour stay in combination/oily skin, which I have been dying to try. I also purchased both versions of the Bourjois healthy mix. I personally love the 'normal version' (I think that's what you call it) so I wanted to give the gel one a go.
  • Powder- Again I have oily/problem skin so powder is always a must have for me. I wanted to give the Bourjois one a try simply because I love the liquid foundation so much I figured the powder must be good. I also got the L'oreal Nude Magique BB powder mostly because they had sold out of the liquid version and I really wanted to try out L'oreal's BB range. 
  • CC Cream- Another make-up miracle/brain child/wonder product. It is amongst the likes of BB cream, however CC cream is a colour corrector. This one comes out green (a bit weird I know) but from what I have used so far works well in concealing any redness.
  • Highlighter- I have heard some great reviews on the L'oreal Lumi pen so I had no choice but to buy this (that is what I like to tell myself anyway).
  • Eye products- You can't go to a make-up sale and not buy eye-liner or mascara, I mean seriously? I usually love Rimmel eye liners so I had my eye on their gel/liquid versions. I've also heard some nice things about this Max Factor mascara.
  • Lip Products - I am a fan of all Revlon lip products and my favourites are the Just Bitten Kissable Lip Balm Stain things and the Lip Butters so it was a no brainer to get some more. I got the Honey stain and the lip butter in candy apple 
Have you snapped up some beauty bargains lately?  What products have you been dying to try out? Comment below!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

When being 20 isn't living up to its perks


When I was younger, I had some grand master plan for my twenties, or what I fondly use to called being 'grown up.' I don't know when or how I began my diabolical plotting (I might just blame all those romance novels I would submit myself to) but somehow I had mapped out my entire future. You see, for my 16 year old self, turning 20 was a lifetime away, so far into the future that it was only natural for me to achieve so many awesome and life-changing things in that time. I knew I wanted to study, graduate with some fabulous degree, move out of home, travel all over the world, land some high profile job. I knew what age that I wanted to meet the perfect guy, how long we would be together before we would marry, and what age I would be when I had my first child.

I remember one day at lunch when I was in high school telling my friends that if I hadn't achieved most of that by 25 that I would adopt. Let me emphasise that again, by 25 years old I would adopt a child. I am now realizing what utter ridiculousness that was. I may only be 20 now but my GOD I will not achieve all of that in the next 4 years. I like to think it was because I was horribly naive or that I was some over achiever, but is being in your 20s really not what it is cranked up to be? I clearly thought that if I hadn't sorted out my shit by the time I was 25, obviously I was a failure.