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14 Beauty Tools to try in 2014

It’s a new year and time to set some new goals. Despite my obsession with looking and feeling my best, it’s my laziness that gets in the way of looking after myself as much as I should. I may own all the beauty products in the world but when it comes to using them I slack off after a couple of uses. This year I aim to take better care of my body and one way I’m contemplating doing that is by making use of some high-tech beauty inventions. 2014 will be the year I embrace the beauty tool.

Let’s take a look at 14 revolutionary beauty tools that could change your body (and your life) this year. Continue Reading

Remember how I went to Cosmoprof North America way back in August last year? Don’t worry if you don’t, I forget things too. In fact, I kind of forgot to finish unpacking my luggage until … oh let’s just say …. Christmas! Despite having already shared my hauls from Milani, CVS, Ulta, MAC Cosmetics, and Sephora Part 1 and Part 2, there are in fact a lot more products I haven’t shown you yet. Yes, yes, I am sick and I have issues. I know.

Today I am going to show you the mega nail polish haul. To be honest, I don’t know what I was thinking collection all this nail polish because even if I painted my nails everyday for the next 100 years, I will never get through it all. On the plus side, they are all just soooooooooo pretty.

Some of the polishes you will have seen before as I pulled those out in the early days, but the majority were buried deep in a bag. Here I go ….

One of the many lacquers I picked up in this haul

Zoya

Zoya create beautiful nail polishes all individually named with female names. I have always wanted to try their polishes but had never seen them in person until I went to Cosmoprof. Continue Reading

Ok peeps, I am back and ready to rumble!….. and by rumble, I mean share drool worthy images of my US hauls. Oh, you thought they were over? Tsk tsk tsk. You should know me better by now.

I have chosen today to reveal a new series in posts for TPD, Welcome To My Beauty Cupboard. The basic idea behind these posts is that I want to share with you when I discover a new brand. Often, this will happen when I am on a crazy hauling spree, but sometimes I just stumble across a brand I have never tried before. They may be huge and well known, or they may be niche and unheard of, either way, they are new to me and I am sure new to some of you too.

Today it is Milani Cosmetics, a brand I have heard about for years, wanted to own something for just as long … and finally got to see it in person at Cosmoprof North America!

What Is Milani Cosmetics?

The Milani team is constantly inspired by fashion and color. The Runway Eyes Fashion Shadows were developed with a fashion designers eye in mind with a sleek, innovative design and superior baked formulas; Milani creates couture color at off the rack prices. Women have looked to Milani for their small slice of the impervious world of high-end fashion.

If you couldn’t tell by the official quote above (courtesy of Milani Cosmetics), Milani is all about on trend, fashionable cosmetics. The US owned, Italian made cosmetics are of amazing quality, with ridiculously low prices. Officially known as a ‘drugstore brand’ in the US, they are hugely popular among beauty fanatics around the world.

Oooo, what did I get, what did I get?!?!?

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I won’t lie. The morning may have started off a little rusty after a little dinner session with Katie Cazorla the night before. I totally blame Katie. She is a bad influence. However, I had no time to be rusty because Day 2 of Cosmoprof North America kicked off bright and early at 8:30am.

Day 2 was all about brands. I wanted to see some brands, experience some of the products and get a glimpse of new releases. Nails seemed to take centre stage on this day and I will be doing a separate post to show just all the amazing stuff we can expect to see over the coming months.

Deborah Lippmann

Manicurist extraordinaire, business maven and surprisingly talented singer, Deborah Lippmann, was extremely kind to offer up her morning to sit with us beauty bloggers to discuss her new collection. If you aren’t familiar with the Lippmann Collection of nail lacquers than you are missing out big time. They are just beautiful!

Deborah talked us through her inspiration behind how she comes up with colours, and it is crazy. Here are some things I learnt that I never knew.

  • Deborah started out in life wanting to be a Jazz singer. She still sings and has released an album, but it is more of a recreational focus.
  • All the names of her nail lacquers name are actually names of songs.
  • She will often have to create colours for celebrities or fashion designers based on their outfits … sometimes with only hours notice.
  • All her lacquers are 3 free (free from Formaldehyde, Toluene and DBP)  and not tested on animals.

Aside from all that, the most refreshing thing about Deborah is how down to earth she really is. She is entertaining, amusing and genuinely sweet. Go girl!

Details: Deborah Lippmann lacquers are available in the US and Internationally. You can purchase online from Beauty Bridge (International Shipping available) or visit the website to find your nearest stockist.

 

Deborah tells us some amusing stories

NYX Cosmetics

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Cleanliness is one of those things I get really finicky about. Toothpaste outside the tube, towels not hung up after using and makeup brushes horribly bent out of shape. They are all as bad as each other.

A few months ago I was browsing one of my favourite Aussie online beauty stores, Crush Cosmetics, and I came across these things called The Brush Guard. It sounded nifty, something to guard my brushes. Self explanatory right? Well, I had to buy them and give them a try. Could these little plastic sleeves keep my brushes in tip top shape? I decided on the variety pack which comes with 6 sleeves, in a selection of different sizes.

The variety pack

What I Say ….

  • Buying the assorted sizes pack was nifty because I could get an idea of what sizes fitted what brushes comfortably. Now I know exactly which ones I need more of without having to buy lots of different sizes.
  • The Large size is perfect for my DMK Powder Brush which is the biggest brush I own. It is usually super gigantic after washing, but now using the guard after washing it gives my brush a new lease on life.  Continue Reading

Best Beauty Holiday Gifts 2017

The holidays are about showing our loved ones we appreciate them, and to treat ourselves to a little something-something too. One way to do that is by picking up some of the best beauty holiday gifts. I’ve rounded up some of my top choices for every budget.  Continue Reading

In-Home Massage Soothe App Review

Have you had a professional massage in your own home? It was a concept I thought was reserved for rich housewives and high-flying executives. To my surprise, however, massage is no longer a luxury as it’s becoming an essential part of self-care. Hunching over computers and mobile devices, less daily movement and exercise …. our bodies are suffering. Massage is one of the easiest ways to reduce pain and stress from mounting up in our body, but with busier lives comes less time for self care.

I’ve always dreamt of having a massage therapist come to me, and I’ve looked into it many times over the last few years. I tried to find a reliable and certified massage therapist who offered in-home massage and didn’t charge a crazy price but that always seemed to be just out of reach. Then, I heard that Soothe had launched in Australia. An app that turns massage into an on-demand service. Will my Soothe app review reveal an answer to my prayers? Read on to find out! Continue Reading

Priceline Cosmetics Sale 2017

A Priceline cosmetics sale is just what the doctor ordered before the Holiday season madness. This month, Priceline is giving you 50% off all cosmetics and makeup. You heard correctly, 50% off! You could buy all your holiday and christmas gifts at 50% off and use the rest of your budget to treat yourself. Read on to get my shopping tips, product recommendations and all the nitty-gritty details. Continue Reading

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