Sunday, January 10, 2010

MAC Love Lace Collection

First things first, I owe you all an apology for being M.I.A.. my camera broke and I know that I only really like it when people add actual photos of products in their blog posts, but I don't think I will be buying a new camera for a few more weeks so I just decided to update pictureless.
MAC's Love Lace Collection and the Warm & Cozy Collection was released in Australia today. So first thing this morning I went to go get everything on my list..

- Sense of Style Kohl Power (Love Lace)
- By Candlelight MSF (Warm & Cozy)
- Warm Me Up (Warm & Cozy)
- Feelin Dreaming Lipglass (Warm & Cozy)

Well.. I was disappointed with the Warm & Cozy, I didn't end up buying anything from that collection. I just felt like the colours weren't anything special so I decided to save my money.

I only ended up buying the Sense of Style Kohl Power and the Raven Kohl Power both from the Love Lace Collection... I will probably go back for the Feline Kohl Power on pay day.

Kohl Power: Feline, Raven & Sense of Style (Picture taken from Temptalia)

I have a few things coming in the mail from online orders so I will be sure to keep this blog updated and review on all products. Have a nice day everyone!

Monday, November 9, 2009

MAC Haul

Backstory: I usually do not have the money to spend this much at MAC in one hit, but as one of my birthday presents Aaron (My fiance) gave me a limit and said "Go nuts".. he knows me well!

So this is what I got:

1) Magic, Mirth & Mischief 'Wave of a Wand' brush set- This has the 129SE, 190SE, 212SE, 227SE and 275SE in travel sizes.

2) Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light Medium.

3) Select Cover Up in NC20.

4) Studio Sculpt Concealer in NC20.

5) Prep + Prime Skin.

6) Penultimate Eyeliner in Rapidblack.

7) Eye Kohl in Smolder.

8) Naked Lunch Eyeshadow.

9) All That Glitters Eyeshadow.

10) Satin Lipstick in Brave.

11) Dazzleglash Creme in Soft Dazzle.
.. So this is the entire haul

The 'Wave of a Wand' brush set, it was in such pretty packaging that it saddened me to open it

This is the Mineralize Skinfinish, the Cover up, the Concealer, the Eyeshadows and the Prep + Prime.

This is the Eye Kohl, the Penultimate Eyeliner, the Satin Lipstick and the Dazzleglash Creme.

This is a closeup of Naked Lunch & All That Glitters.

Here is a swatch (It is horrid, I know) of Brave, Soft dazzle, Penultimate eyeliner & Smolder.

.. and this is me wearing all of it

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Coastal Scents 88 Palette

I am so excited! Last night I ordered two palettes from Coastal Scents (I know, I am very late in to the game).

This first palette I ordered was the Coastal Scents Warm 88 Palette, there is a combination of matte, shimmer and pearl shadows in neutral shades perfect for everyday looks and smokey eyes.

The second palette I ordered was the Coastal Scents Ultra Shimmer 88 palette, which are vibrant, highly pigmented shadows that are shimmery.

I ordered these last night and I am not expecting them to arrive for about a month as I only paid for standard international shipping, which I am kind of regretting now.. but I will definately do a swatches post when they arrive!

Friday, November 6, 2009

My Lush Wishlist

1. Love Lettuce Face Mask
I recently purchased the cupcake face mask from Lush and when I was in store they did a tester of love lettuce on my hand, when they massaged it off my skin was so soft and smooth.. I can't wait to see what it does to my face!
2. Dream Cream
I have read so many reviews on this stuff claiming that it has fixed some of the worst skin problems. It is a little more than I would usually spend on a product like this ($28.95 AUD) but I think it is a pretty safe bet that it will be worth the money.

3. Ceridwen's Cauldron
I actually saw this in the catalogue and thought it looked really neat. The idea behind it is that as the bath melt starts melting, you use the little bag as a body washer- I think it is really nifty!

4. Supernova
This isn't something that I would regularly use, but I would like to have one for New Year's Eve. I can just imagine sitting in the bath with a Supernova and a bottle of bubbly before I start getting ready for a night of celebrating.. not looking forward to cleaning up the confetti though.

5. Big Buffy
I don't even think this needs an explanation.. its Buffy, only bigger- who wouldn't want that?
6. Strawberry Feels Forever
I smelt this in store and it is so deliciously sweet, I love it! If I remember correctly it is strawberries mixed with hibiscus flowers.. it is heavenly, and it is also limited edition so I will definately be buying one soon.

... I am going to come out and say it, my name is Danni'Elle and I am addicted to Lush products.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Mini Ebay Haul

This is just going to be a very short blog as I have gone over my bandwidth for the month and my computer is running at dial-up speed.. I have watched way to many youtube beauty vlogs this month!

Anyway, as the title suggests I have purchased a few things off ebay so I will just do a quick haul, and possibly review them a bit later when I can upload more photos/swatches.

My haul includes:
  • OPI Summer Stunners Pack- 2 shades of OPI nail polish, "Brights Power" and "Greenwich Village", plus a cute little make-up bag. The RRP for this was $29.95, I got it for $15.00 plus $4.95 shipping, bargain!

  • MAC Dazzlelash mascara in "Black Dazzle"- A very nice, dark black but the teeniest little brush I have ever seen. I only use it for my bottom lashes, for which it works perfectly. The RRP is $25AUD and I paid $13.95 plus $6.00 shipping.

  • MAC Grand Duos Collection Blush- I purchased this in the shade "Grand Duo" which is a copper pink with plum. This is unavailable in Australia, and I paid $24.95US plus $6.00 shipping.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

What I Am Wearing On My Nails Right Now

OPI Most Honorable Red
I have spent the day treating myself to a home medi & pedi. I went with a fairly strong red tone because I am going out tomorrow night and am wearing a black dress with blue and gold accents. The red of the nails really pops in contrast to the colours in the dress.

I have had this colour in my collection for awhile now and I adore it. It is a great colour which applies very easily. Two coats and that is all you need (and a clear base coat and top coat). It really is one of my favourite OPI shades.

This is the colour on my nails under yellow lights

This is the colour on my nails in natural light

My Daily Face Routine

Over the passed year I have had alot of problems with my skin; breakouts, red rashes. dryness.. a whole lot of unpleasantness really.

I thought I would do a quick blog on my face routine and how effective it has been in overcoming my skin issues.
  1. I start by washing my face with warm water, and just gently give my skin a massage. I then pat my face dry with a clean towel.

  2. I use Dickinsons Witch Hazel (see below review). I use a cotton ball and apply generously all over my face. I allow the toner to dry.
  3. I then apply The Body Shop's Vitamin E Moisture Cream. I don't use to much as it is very rich and thick and I don't want to become greasy over the course of the day.


  1. I removed my makeup using Neutrogena Make-up Remover Cleansing Towelettes.

  2. I apply the Dickinson's Witch Hazel toner again.

  3. I apply The Body Shop's Vitamin E Moisture Cream to my cheeks and under my eyes.

  4. I use The Body Shop's Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion on the T-Zone.

Every second or third day I use The Body Shop's Tea Tree Face Mask. I find that this really dries up any blemishes and leaves my skin feeling very tight and firm. I would not use it every night as it is very strong, but it is definately a must for me atleast 3 times a week.