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?
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.

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!
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!

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