Wednesday, 25 December 2013

End of Year Giveaway - Winner has been Announced and Notified!!

As promised, I am posting a giveaway to thank all my wonderful followers for your support :)

The prizes:
1. Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire So Crazy! Perfumed Shimmer Powder
2. Chanel Limited Edition Le Vernis in Magic
3. Dior Addict Extreme in 536 Lucky (Sample size)



a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck and enjoy!

xoxo Cindy

Merry Christmas to You!

Hello everyone, merry christmas to all who are celebrating this festive holiday today.

I just wanted to give a quick update on my blogsale, I think I have purged most of my items currently sitting sad and unused. I hope that you guys have a look and browse and find something that you will enjoy. More will be added if, and when, I find things I no longer use.

I will be posting a giveaway soon to welcome 2014. Please stay tuned for that as well!!

xoxo Cindy

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Holiday Collections 2013 - Hits and Misses

Its that time of the year again- the weather is warming up here in Australia and you can bet that we will have to put up with an unbearably hot 42 deg C on Christmas day! Honestly, if it wasn't for the Turkey and Trifle that we get on Christmas Lunch, you'd never know we are in the middle of this festive season.

Makeup. Yes! I'm back lovelies, and I have a lot to share with you! I have been lucky enough to be sent away on a work assignment to the US and that means that I had access to ALL THE BRANDS at a much affordable price. Yippee! As you know, I do love holiday collections the most and I am going to share my thoughts on what I did purchase and maybe this will help someone out there make a decision.

Lets start with the misses shall we?
Chanel
Completely underwhelming. This was a huge disappointment for me - I will be getting rid of that quint palette ASAP. The nail polish (Rouge Rubis) is excellent but one polish does not make a collection. The blush is so yawn as is the rest of the collection.

Dior
Ditto. What is with the really boring colours? Nothing I haven't seen before and I was very disappointed with the quality of the eyeshadows.

Luckily for me, there were far more hits this round than there are misses!
Guerlain
Love this collection. The packaging and the theme is superb and so exciting from Guerlain. I especially love the body and hair perfumed spray. If I had to pick one item from this collection, this would be it.

Shu Uemura
Shu Uemura never disappoints me when it comes to their holiday collections. The new silk smooth eyeshadows are super soft and very buttery; which was why the palettes came to me in less than perfect condition. However, nothing a few drops of rubbing alcohol can't fix. I highly recommend the Heart-Full Pink Parallel palette (I think? anyway, the pink palette!)

Le Metier de Beaute
Le Metier de Beaute knocked it out of the park with the release of three new kaleidoscopes; La Strada Eye Kaleidoscope, The Total Look Face Kaleidoscope, and Cheeky Chic Blush Kaleidoscope. Personally, I do not care for Cheeky Chic - however you MUST at least play with the Total Look face kaleidoscope. I mean, that baby is of superb quality and I can not recommend it enough to you guys. My second pick would be the new Hydra Creme lipstick in Cardinale - what a gorgeous bright pink!

NARS
The Guy Bourdin collection is so sublime, I want to cry. No, really. I do.
The must have item from this collection would be the Fling Lip Kit. I mean, that makeup case alone is worth the price of the set in my opinion. It is so... aargh perfect! Then there is the limited edition blush palette in One Night Stand and Cinematic Lipsticks (in particular, Last Tango, my personal favourite).

Hope you have enjoyed my post. Do tell us what you purchased recently - I love hearing from you!
I will be updating my blog sale page for my end of year makeup clean out. Please stay tuned if you are interested - it will be posted this weekend ;)

xx Cindy

Saturday, 3 August 2013

July Empties

Hi guys!!

I'm back, finally, after a long hiatus. It has been a hectic month for sure, with work taking a significant amount of my time but I hope to be back in the blogging world this month.

Today I have a very belated post, I actually planned this to me my June empties but I didnt get around to it!


1. Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation in Sand Beige

I love this foundation!! I think this is my third finished tube and I have a backup at all times just so I never run out :) It has been two years that I have been faithful to this foundation (even though I have others that I use from time to time) and I will never not have this in my makeup collection.

2. L'occitane Almond Milk Concentrate

This is another old favourite of mine. This is my 6th tub of this body lotion and I can't get enough! I have tried other products from this line but I keep coming back to this. Its moisturising yet not sticky and it makes my skin super soft!

3.Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb

This travel version was a gift from a friend and I have since purchased a full bottle :) Its definitely a beautiful scent, very gourmand and very warm. I love wearing this in the winter months.

Hope you enjoyed my short post today. I have a few exciting things to share with you in the upcoming weeks, stay tuned!

xx Cindy

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

The Accessory Post - Chan Luu Bracelet in Natural Leather with Mixed Beads

Evening everyone, just a short post today to fill the lull in my blogging. I have been obsessed with my Chan Luu bracelet lately and have been wearing it everyday to the office. Here it is...




What have you been loving lately? Just a reminder that my blog sale is now live and there are some new products including limited edition/vintage Suqqu and Shu Uemura palettes. 

Cindy

Saturday, 8 June 2013

2013 Blog Sale is now LIVE!

Hi everyone, 

I've been doing a bit of purging over the past few weeks, and I have accumulated enough items to update my blog sale page :) . You can also access the sale on the Blog Sale tab above. 

I have some other items that I am thinking of purging so please continue to check back over the next week or so. 

Have a good night and hope you enjoy!

Cindy x

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Makeup for Autumn and a New Direction for the Blog

Happy Weekend Everyone!!

Just wanted to share a quick post about the makeup I have been wearing for this new season :) Obviously with the seasons being reversed here in Australia, the new collections coming out are more summer themed. While I have bought a few items, I haven't really had a chance to review them since they aren't appropriate colours for the fall. One of these days, I might just go "F*ck it" and wear them out anyway haha



I realise the bronzer is not the most natural pick for everyone, but for me, it is a must. My body is quite tan all year round and having a ghostly white face for me is not an option.

I have started a resolution recently to limit my makeup purchases to what I will wear a lot, instead of just buying it because it looks pretty. From this point on, you will probably start to see a lot of old favourites making appearances in blog posts, with the occasional new buys. 

I've been having a secret relationship with beautiful handbags lately - that has also been helping me curb my makeup spending :) With that in mind, I've attached my latest handbag purchase... an Alexander Wang Rocco in Mustard.



Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and talk to you very soon!

Cindy x