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Friday, December 13

Innisfree Eye Primer Review

Innisfree Eye Primer
One should never underestimate the power a primer can do for your makeup. Well, I know I definitely won't again. I always wondered what the point of using one was. Sure, it makes your shadow last longer, but forking out quite a bit of money on something like that didn't make any sense to me. Everywhere I go eye primers all seem to range from 40-60 dollar mark, Urban Decay, Smashbox, Too Faced. I couldn't make myself part with that money, especially when there were so many other things I wanted for the same price. So when I found Innisfree's eye primer on RoseRose's Store for as little as $4 I decided to give it a go. Here are the before and after shots:

Innisfree Eye Primer before/after
An eye primer really does help enhance the longevity and colour of your eye shadow, and I really wished I had found this out sooner. You watch tutorials on youtube and they always tell you to apply primer, but they rarely tell you why. Oh well, now I know!

Overall, I've been extremely happy with this primer. My shadow lasts all day when I use this, with very little fall out. For someone with oily lids, this has been my saviour. There's nothing particularly showy about the formula either. I know some primers can be a different colour, scent and glittery, but Innisfree have gone with a creamy, light pink shade that blends into the skin easily and doesn't feel heavy. It also smells like peach ice tea (nomnom). For someone on a budget, I highly recommend this!

Monday, December 9

Innisfree Creamy Tint Lipsticks Review

Innisfree Creamy Tint Lipsticks in Raspberry Red & Cocktail Orange

Recently I've been seeing these lip tints everywhere. Everyone seems to be going mad for them, so I decided to try out a couple for myself to see what all the fuss was about.

These tints really do feel like lip balms, but they give a pop of colour you would expect from a lipstick. They last up to two hours for me before they need a little topping up.  Unfortunately, they do tend to mattify slightly on my lips so I always make sure to apply lip balm beforehand. Otherwise it can become quite flaky. On a slightly better note, depending on your tastes, these tints smell amazing! While some may not like the idea of smelling like a candy factory, I happen to love the sweet, bubblegum scent. Mmmm, candy… Here are the swatches for the two I bought:

I do love the formula, but it's the colour that irks me. These are the brightest lipsticks I have ever tried! They're ridiculously bright, and I'm not sure if I'm game enough to wear these out. Ever. So far I've just been trying them in the full enclosure of my home. Cocktail Orange is a little too much for me to wear often but the Raspberry Red is lovely. And I think, I repeat 'I think', I may be able to pull it off. But it will take some time to convince myself to step over the threshold of my front door with it on.

Friday, December 6

Xmas Wishlist | Dec '13

With Christmas looming on the horizon, 18 days to be exact, we've been rushing out frantically trying to find presents for our friends and family. I like to think I'm pretty good and picking out presents for others, but when someone asks me what I want I blank. I honestly don't know, but last night I decided to compile a list of things I would love to receive. 

1. Kath Kidston Notting Hill Rose & Spot PJ Set - $90
Your probably thinking 'pijamas? Really?' Well, I think their cute. Unfortunately they can only be purchased online from the UK for £50 (not including shipping). $100 for PJs? Yeah, I know...

2. Tiffany's Toggle Bracelet - $370

Honestly, I'm not the biggest fan of Tiffany's jewelry (don't hurt me!). I find the majority of their collection a bit tacky. This bracelet in particular, is simple and elegant. Alas, I could never ask anyone to spend that much on me. I am thinking of saving up to purchase one myself though sometime in the near future.

3. Aesop's Parsley Seed Masque - $29

I feel ashamed, being a Melbourne girl, having not tried Aesop before. I've heard great things about their products, especially the parsley seed mask.

4. The Killing Season 1 - $15

I'm not one for crime shows but I am obsessed with this show. Great characters, and an incredibly moving story. I recently just finished watching the third and final season, and I refuse to believe it's the end. I think a rerun is in order.

5. Adventure Time Canister - $15
Who doesn't want an Adventure Time canister? Really. BMO in particular is my favourite.

5. Arcade Fire's Reflektor LP - $50

Ever since their first album 'Funeral' was released back in '04 I've been an avid Arcade Fire fan, and with the whole vinyl resurrection going on right now I've been collecting their LPs. It's not a bad investment for a music lover, considering how expensive vinyls can become over time.

6. Ayra Stark & Jon Snow bobble heads - $10 each

All I want is to sit these two together on my bookshelf for reasons I'm too scared to publish on the internet in fear of angering unsuspecting fans. Fans of the book series will know what I'm talking about.