Tuesday, 29 May 2012

MOTD - Everyday Gyaru


Products used:
Face: NARS sheer Glow foundation in Fiji, Candy doll mineral powder 01, Revlon blush n bronzer duo 02
Eyes: Canmake gel liner in black, Loreal Million lashes mascara in black, Maybelline Line master eyeliner in black, Dolly wink No. 11

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Lust want items! - New Season Mimco

I walked into a Mimco store the other day just to have a browse, BIG mistake! I absolutely love some of their new season stock. I thought i'd share some of the bags that i am totally drooling over, and who knows with EOFYS just around the corner...... 
Lucrezia teensy handbag AUD 199

Square TUX Clutch AUD 249

Anarchy Hip AUD 349
Soho Cocoon AUD 349

Crescent tote AUD 499
Lustre Button Wallet AUD 169

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Invisalign - Introduction, What are they??

As some of you may know, a few months ago i finally took the plunge and got Invisaligns.

I have never had braces or any dental work done as my teeth really aren't that bad and I could never justify spending all that money and time on fixing a few problem teeth.

I was been looking into Invisaligns for about  a year before i actually went ahead and got them. I spent so long umming and ahhing because of the price and also the relatively small amount of information on the net about them. It was so hard to find before/after pics, pricing and testimonials, Because they are still a relatively new product and i was a bit sceptical about how well they would work.

Monday, 21 May 2012

Lust Have it - May items

Last week i received my first Lust Have it Box. I have wanted to sign up to one of these sample boxes for awhile but was really unsure which one to go with. And with the two brands i was tossing up between joining forces last month, Glossy box and Lust have it, I finally decided to sign up.

So for those of you who don't know what these sample boxes are, Lust Have it offers you 6 'Luxury' samples a month. They call them 'Luxury' because they are usually larger sample sizes or even full size items.

You do have to sign up for a 12 month subscription, but this is paid monthly and can be cancelled at any time. Which is perfect! so if you find you don't like/use any of the products you can cancel your subscription.

I was pleasantly surprised by my first box, which came in a cute pink make up pouch with:


Sunday, 13 May 2012

What is Formaldehyde? And why should i avoid it?

What is Formaldehyde? And why should i avoid it?
Definitely avoid any nail hardeners with Formaldehyde in them, this chemical is usually used as a preservative (for embalming bodies) or glue (like in ply wood) also known as methanediol, it is a known carcinogen (linked to throat and nasal cancer).

But wait it gets worse, Formaldehyde will actually cause long term damage  to your nails (so why the F* do they put it in nail hardeners???!) in two ways:

  1. It can cause your nails to peel off in layers after the preservative/glue effect wears off and 
  2. It May cause nail lift, where the nail lifts off the nail plate which can take years to repair and lead to fungal nail problems.
So you may think you are helping your nails grow stronger but you may be doing more long term damage to your nails then you realise.

It is a chemical that is usually only used by lower end cheaper brands, so if your going for a cheap or unknown brand read the label first!

** It can also be found in Brazilian Keratin Hair treatments, solid perfumes and body lotions as a preservative**

Some products to watch out for:

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Review - Nicole by OPI nail strengthener

I bought this bottle of Nicole by OPI nail strengthener when I was in Hong Kong, I have never seen this sub brand back here in Aus and was keen to give it a try.

The polish is thick and creamy coloured, giving you a nice nude semi gloss look when worn by itself. So you can hardly tell you have anything on, would have been perfect for back in the day when i wasn't allowed to wear polish to school.

 It goes on nice and easily, no streaks, bubbles or clumps. And it stays on really well, with no flaking or peeling off.

After a few weeks of use the splitting/cracking at the ends of my nails has reduced, so i am growing them nice and long now ( which is hard because I keep breaking my thumb and forefinger on my invisaligns, grrr!!!)
No Flash

Best of all, like all OPI nail polishes it doesn't contain: FormaldehydeDibutyl Phthalate (DBP), or Toluene. The three toxic nasties usually found in nail polishes.

Product rating: 5/5

Thursday, 10 May 2012

FOTD - All Black

nubby knit cardigan - Spiral Girl, shirt dress - Witchery, Fleece lined leggings - Supré, Ankle boots - Target, Cross necklace - Mouche