Friday, 29 May 2015

3 Mini Reviews - Catrice Make-Up Edition 01

 Hi guys. Happy Friday ! 

A while back Catrice send me some make-up goodies to try (and I bought some new ones the moment Red Square stocked them online... so be on the look-out for a few reviews on the brands in the next week or two ) , and I'm slowly testing them out at this stage. Today I'm sharing three of those products with you , and my thoughts on each one. 

Catrice Prime & Fine Eyeshadow Base
The Catrice Prime & Fine Eyeshadow base is a nude eyeshadow base / primer. I really had high hopes, since I LOVE the Essence Eyeshadow base ... But this was a little bit of a let down personally for me. It's a good primer, it does help my eyeshadow last longer, but it's not mind blowing in my opinion . If you're looking for a great eyeshadow base though ... I would recommend the Essence one rather. 

Catrice All Round Coverstick Concealer 
I'm a big fan of this concealer. The rounded tip makes it easy to apply on trickier places (like to cover the redness around my nose ... glide smoothly under my eyes )The formula is great too , doesn't look cakey at all , and works great to even brighten under your eyes. It's hard to find a concealer that will work to cover redness, pimples AND cover dark circles without looking cakey yet still blends easily , and this little gem I will surely replace once I finish it. I have mine in the colour 010 Nude - but it does come in different skin tone colours. 

Catrice Matt Mousse Make-Up
It's no surprise that I love testing out new foundations. So when this mousse make-up arrived I was so excited to try Catrice's version . So far I'm SUPER happy... It applies smoothly , blends easily ... And this colour suits me PERFECTLY . This foundation has quickly become my favourite, and even replaced my favourite everyday foundation . If I'm not sure what my day will be like -  I just reach for this foundation . 

This isn't a full coverage foundation, but it gives great medium coverage and lasts all day and really helps keep you matt. I do still use powder ( I'm using Catrice All Matt powder, and in combination with this I stay oil free for most of the day )

I'm in the colour 025 Light Beige. 

What's YOUR favourite Catrice product at this stage ? Any fun weekend plans ??

*This product/s was send to me in exchange for my honest opinion*

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Essence - I ❤️‍ TRENDS The Nudes Pure Soul Nail Polish

Hi guys ! Hope your having a great week so far. My week started a little bumpy, I was a super sick but finally feeling a little bit better.

Today I'm sharing a fun new Essence polish with you . I LOVE the Trend edition ranges, it's usually my favourite and limited edition .  The Nudes trend range is fantastic and includes a range of nude lipsticks (I have some swatches for you of them and the lip glosses next week too ) .

As you guys know, I'm a huge fan of Nude nail polish , so I was delighted when Essence send me this polish in a press pack. I love that nude polishes are always season appropriate, and work appropriate - not everyone is lucky or bold enough to wear super bright nail polishes to work .

Essence Pure Soul is a nude / pinkish polish with the most gorgeous subtle shimmer, that was surprisingly enough really opaque . Nude nail polishes are notorious for sometimes giving trouble, and this polish was super creamy and buttery and opaque in two coats. Yeah  - That makes a happy Lynette. 

So onto the swatches - 

So what do you guys think ? Do you love nude nail polishes and make-up ? Or are you a brights kind of girl ??

Have a great Wednesday lovies.

*This product/s was send to me in exchange for my honest opinion*

Monday, 18 May 2015

Morgan Taylor Give-Away - CLOSED

Hi guys ! Hope you all had a great weekend.

First off... I feel so bad for not regularly blogging the last two months, work had been super hectic , and I really wish I could be blogging more. 

So today, to say thank you to everyone sticking around... I am giving away a small Morgan Taylor hamper to one lucky person ... Because everyone needs a mani fit for a princess. 

The Prize will consist off :

  • Morgan Taylor Ella of a Girl {Read my review here } 
  • Morgan Taylor If the Slipper Fits 
  • Morgan Taylor Party At the Palace 
  • Morgan Taylor Need For Speed Topcoat
  • Morgan Taylor Stick With It Base coat
  • Gelish Nourish Cuticle Oil

This give-away is open internationally ... So all my international followers.. This one is open to you guys too. The give-away starts today and ends next week Friday (29th May 2015 )

Winner has been contacted , she has until Tuesday 2 June to reply or a new winner will be picked. 

Have a great Monday guys !

Monday, 11 May 2015

Morgan Taylor - Ella of a Girl

Hi guys ! Hope you had a great weekend and had a lovely Mother's Day . 

A while ago Morgan Taylor released the Cinderella collection .. And I rushed to Dischem to get a few of the shades. In the end I picked up Ella of a Girl & If the Slipper Fits (a gorgeous blue glitter polish ) . These types of pink are so me and just look how pretty the colour is *swoons* It's such a princess pink . 

As always the formula is amazing. I used two coats of Ella of a Girl in the photos below -

Did you get any of the polishes ? Do you love these types of pinks ?? 

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

May Test Box Unboxing

Hi guys ! Hope your having a great week . 

Today I'm unboxing the May Test Box for you guys. This month theme is Plumping Up the Volume. I'm a BIG fan of bigger hair ( I hate it when my hair looks so flat and sad ) , so this was perfect for me to test out . 

For those of you who are not familiar with The Test Box, let me first tell you a little more about them -  it's a subscription service where each month you are sent a few products . The thing that makes The Test Box different from other subscription boxes, is that it does not believe in sachets and teeny tiny samples that do not allow you to properly test if you like a product or not. I'm one of those people that need to use a product more than once to see if I really like it or not. 

A subscription costs R160 a month (which includes delivery) . 

So let's chat about what's in this months box... 

The Kevin Murphy Plumping.Wash (shampoo light pink ) & the Kevin Murphy Plumping.Rinse (conditioner darker pink ) R100 each 

First off... The scent of this shampoo and conditioner is AMAZING ! The scent also lasts a decent amount of time, I could still catch a wiff of the gorgeous scent throughout the day.  I have to say, I've been testing this out for just over a week, and my hair stays more bouncy for longer.  These little containers pack a punch , since a little really goes a long way. 

Testbox Soy Body candle (Mini Edition)  R40 
This is a mini handmade soy candle that melts into a luxurious oil when heated up.  These types of candles are an indulgent moisturiser perfect for soothing dry itchy skin. This doesn't have a strong scent at all , making it a huge bonus . I love to use the candle on my hands especially at night when they feel super dry . 

Again, this is a great bargain for R160  , and I can't wait to see how amazing next months box will be. 

*This product/s was send to me in exchange for my honest opinion*