I did a little shopping a couple of weekends ago with my friend Sophie and picked up some new beauty products and a few items of clothing. I thought I’d share the beauty bits I bought as well as some others that I’ve acquired over the last couple of weeks.
First of all the gorgeous OPI nail polishes were a gift from Sophie. Aren’t the sparkles stunning?! I’ve been alternating the three and pairing them with my beloved OPI Lincoln Park After Dark for a sparkly autumn manicure.
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Up until about four years ago I didn’t really own any makeup brushes. I was the kind of girl that applied foundation with my fingers and used the eyeshadow brushes and sponges that came in the palette. While that is all fine and good it wasn’t really giving me the results I wanted. I wanted to improve my makeup skills and I knew the best way to start was to buy some good makeup brushes. When I say good I don’t mean expensive. We all know how I feel about a bargain. If a product/tool/anything can do what you need it to at a great price then don’t go forking out a whole lot of money for the more expensive brand.
This little beauty is proof that you don’t need to spend a lot of money to get a great foundation. If you look around you can absolutely find a product that works for your skin type, your complexion and your budget.
I first discovered Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation when watching one of Tanya Burr‘s makeup tutorials. It looked like it brightened the skin, covered imperfections and kept the skin looking dewy. Just what a girl with dry skin needs!
I first tried it for myself in Sydney last year and have loved it since. I recently got my hands on another bottle* and can’t see myself switching to anything else anytime soon.
As I’ve said before I have really sensitive, really dry skin so often find products either break me out or make my skin extremely dry. Having such sensitive skin is often a good test of what a product can and can’t do.
Moment: I had a wonderful lunch at the Food Truck Garage this week with my boyfriend and my niece. Great company and great food! The Food Truck is one of my favourite New Zealand tv shows. It was wonderful to spend good old quality family time at such a fun restaurant!
Product: I got the Covergirl Crump Crusher Mascara* this week and so far so good. It lengthens, thickens and certainly doesn’t clump. I’ll do a full review when I’ve played with it a bit more! This week I’ve also loved playing with my M.A.C lipsticks.
Food: This week I discovered something awesome! The video store next to my local Chinese takeaways sells American candy! I picked up a few of my favourites and some new treats too. YUM! I also had a go at baking peanut butter cookie dough slice.. three letters… O M G!
Read: This article was hilarious! Such a witty insight into the life of a twenty-something and why we’re not quite adults yet.
Link: I discovered gemsmaquillage.com this week and it’s one of the best blogs I’ve read. It’s a British beauty blog run by Gemma Tomlinson. She’s witty, talented and very inspiring.
Featured: I uploaded my first ever beauty tutorial and put it on nzgirl - yesterday it was even featured in the nzgirl daily newsletter!
My Friday Favourites post is changing a little bit – each week I’m going to share my favourites from the above categories. You may have noticed that I stopped my Lovely Links post – I’m now going to include just one or two of my favourite links in this post. In this post, I’m also going to share any articles or videos I’ve done elsewhere on the internet.
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Concealer is one of the parts in a beauty routine that is often overlooked. It’s a lot simpler than it looks. This season it’s all about gorgeous, flawless skin so I thought I’d film a little tutorial to show you how to use concealer and incorporate it into your everyday routine.