Thursday, October 31, 2013

Appearances Can Be Deceiving...


See how insanely awesome China Glaze's Too Yacht To Handle is???  Well, admire from a distance Polish Queens cause this baby is DREADFUL.  I don't really bag a polish (very much) but this was truly terrible formula wise, completely streaky and patchy and required 4 coats to look anything halfway decent....I did 5 to try and even it out a bit.  See that tiny chip on my little finger?  That happened IMMEDIATELY  and within a few hours all nails had chipped.  UGHHHHH, this color went straight into the BIN.  Sorry China Glaze, your colors rock but you missed out big time with this one.


I stamped with Konad Warm Black and the glitter is China glaze Full Spectrum.
 
Did anybody else think this polish sucked big time? 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Review: Biore Blemish Clearing Scrub



Get clearer, healthier-looking skin in just two days.

Bioré® Blemish Clearing Scrub, with Skin Purifying Technology, exfoliates to target deep down dirt and oil that can cause blemishes without disturbing the skin's natural moisture barrier.
Formulated with polishing beads and fresh Mandarin Mint scent, this power scrub improves skin’s condition by cleansing for a clearer, healthier-looking complexion without damaging your skin.
 
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Over the last 3 days I have been testing the Bioré® Blemish Clearing Scrub.  I was especially interested in trialling this product as pimples are, unfortunately, an issue I still have to deal with at 36 years of age.  Actually, I think I get them more often now than when I did as a teenager......what is UP with that?  


It contains small and soft beads in a fruity Mandarin base.  I was very surprised to find a Menthol cooling sensation on my skin, which felt very nice!  I then changed my routine from night to morning as it worked very well on clearing the cobwebs first thing in the morning shower.


Squeeze it out, and get it on!
 
In my opinion, this was more of a cleanser to me than a scrub.  I put my skin through a heavy workout every week with Microdermabrasion scrubs and monthly Acid peels, so this product was very tame for my skin. 


EEK, I'm naked!  Seriously, this was quite hard to show my freshly scrubbed makeup-less face.
 
My initial review after only 3 days of using it are quite positive.  It completely washed off all my makeup and waterproof eyeliner residue, so I fully intend on using it daily as a cleanser until the tube is empty.  My skin feels very soft immediately after washing and the cooling sensation leaves me on a little bit of a high.  It also smells nice and the beads are soft so it would appeal to all skin types.  I did not get any more breakouts in the 3 days while testing and the few I previously had seemed to dry up and disappear very quickly.   I am extremely interested in seeing how my skin goes in the next few weeks and if my dreaded hormonal blemishes clear up entirely.  
 
Would you like to know more? 
Please visit Biore's Facebook page for more information. 
Please visit Biore's Blemish Clearing Scrub's information page on their WEBSITE.
 
 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Double Fisted.......




Double fisted Bakelite that is!  Bam, Pow!




 
Dress: Trashy Diva.
Shoes: Miss L Fire

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Ulta3 Color Game Collection



Ulta3 sent me their new Color Game Collection.  How could I resist a funky, striped design with some Konad stamping?  Swatches of each color below.

 
The Color Game Collection can also be found with a beach bag included.
 


Palette Play, 3 coats.
 


Tone It Up, 2 coats.



Emerald Inten-City, 3 coats.



Block It Out, 2 coats.



Bright Me, 3 coats.
 
The Color Game Collection is on counters now with a RRP of $2.  Why wouldn't you buy them all for only $2??!  If you can't find them at your local stockist, please call Ulta3 on 1800 181 040.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Ulta3 Candy Couture Gift Set

 
 
Ulta3 have released several gift sets just in time for the holidays.   The Candy Couture Lipstick pack contains 2 colors in Wet Red and Sahara Rose and a limited edition Ulta3 Candy Couture cosmetics purse.  
 
Instore November with a  RRP of $12.00 AUD and stockists can be found by calling 1800 181 040.
 


 
Wet Red on the Left and Sahara Rose on the right.


Let me know if you see these instore anywhere soon as there are a few sets I would love to nab, like the Candy Couture Nail Art Kit!


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Electrify Me!


Instead of purchasing another backup bottle of China Glaze's Electrify Me recently, I mistakenly purchased another Riveting.  So understandably, I need to do lots of orange themed manicures STAT.



Stamped with Konad Yellow and yellow rhinestones were in a bulk lot from eBay.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Mexican Skirt, New Shoes and Bakelite!





Argh, Miss L Fire's sale started!  Which means necessary purchasing of shoes.  Absolutely.


 

See more of my ramblings on Instagram @konadlicious

50's Mexican Skirt: Facebook sell page
Top: Freddies of Pinewood
Shoes: Miss L Fire
Brooch: Local Handmade Market
Snood & Hair Fruit: Etsy

Friday, October 18, 2013

Nabi Magnetic Wine



Oh I know, I know......magnetic polish is SOOOOOOOOO old news......but doesn't it look FAB on nubbins??

Nabi Wine is rather yummy with a few black flowers stuck on there.



Thursday, October 17, 2013

AVON Calling! The Ultra Glazewear Lip Glosses


Second batch of swatches from my HUGE box of Avon that arrived the other day.  I am a matte lipstick girl through and through but color swatches are extremely handy for those girls not sure of the booklet color chart.


From left to right:
Fiery Red, Pink Watermelon, Intense Plum, Mauve Movement, Nude Muse, Tickled Pink, Nude and Clear.


 


Same order as above, but swatched on skin then on white paper.  Anything catch your eye?

Please contact your Avon representative for ordering information or visit Avon.com.au for further details.