Thursday, November 27, 2014

Priceline 40 % off Haul !

It was that time again, time for the most awaited Priceline 40% off sale, and yes, it will not come as a surprise that I hauled. 

This is a quick post to share my haulage.



I made my list a day before the sale and it was so much easier to shop, otherwise its like a mad house and can be confusing. I decided to mainly pick up stuff that I use everyday and get a good use of, which for me, is mainly eyeliner and mascaras. Since I am really enjoying doing my brows, I decided to pick up the Loreal Brow Artist and of course I got carried away and picked some other bits too. 

So here is what I picked up 

Eyeliners
Revlon Colorstay Skinny Liquid Liner Green Spark
Revlon Colorstay Skinny Liquid Liner Electric Blue
Revlon Colorstay Liquid Liner Black 
Maybelline Color Show Liner in Violet and Emerald 
Rimmel Scandaleyes Kohl Kajal in Black - I love this liner and decided this was a good time to buy a backup

Mascara 
I have been loving the Loreal False Lash Wings mascara and so picked up two Loreal mascaras to try.

Loreal Volume Million Lashes 
Loreal 4D Architect

Other bits
Maybelline Makeup Remover 
Revlon Gel Envy Wild Card
Loreal Lumi Magique foundation 
Loreal Brow Artist 
Loreal Color Riche Opulent Pink 
Rimmel Scandaleyes shadow stick Bad Girl Bronze
Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Ole Flamingo 

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Brow Wow !

I have never been a brow person, crazy but its true and that's how it's always been. I would say I am blessed to have reasonably thick and dark brows and always felt doing them would make them look too thick, dark and weird. But, hey, people change, their preferences change and I have really been enjoying doing my brows lately. So, in today's post I share with you the products that I use.





Brows done using MAC Espresso and Australis Brow and Lash extender

Closeup of brows before and after

Step 1 - Comb
I comb my eyebrows with a spoolie.


Step 2 - Filling In
I fill in my eyebrows with Mac espresso eye shadow using the Real Techniques brow brush. Its a matte cool toned dark brown eyeshadow . It can be used by gals with dark hair like me. Mac espresso can be used in multiple ways, its a good eye shadow to contour, to use in the crease or as an eyeliner or even for a dark brown smokey eye.

Step 3 - Setting
I set my eyebrows by using the Australis brow and lash extender. It does a good job at setting my brows and making them stay in place. I sometimes skip the step 3.

What's your favorite brow product ?

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Review - Antipodes Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream

I was looking for a night cream and after hearing a lot about the brand Antipodes, I decided to pick up the "Avocado and Pear night cream". I have used it for over two months now and am reviewing it today.


What the company says 

SCIENTIFICALLY SHOWN TO STIMULATE SYNTHESIS OF COLLAGEN PRODUCTION IN HUMAN CELLS BY UP TO 92%*

Nature's anti-ageing by night, beautiful skin by day! There's no better way to resurrect your skin than with the superior restorative qualities of 100% pure avocado oil. This facial night cream also features calendula oil from marigold petals, highly regarded throughout history for its healing and repairing properties. Active manuka honey soothes and moistens your skin, while potent antioxidant Vinanza Grape helps neutralise free radical damage.

PURE PLANT FRAGRANCE: Ylang ylang, jasmine & sandalwood


SUITED TO MOST SKIN CONDITIONS INCLUDING ULTRA-DRY



Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream is a really rich, thick cream and in my opinion, best suited for winters. I think it is good for dry skin type and not so much for oily skin. I have normal to dry skin and enjoyed using this cream. Let's look at the good and the bad


The Good
  • Super moisturising  
  • Leaves the skin feeling soft
  • Nice and relaxing spa like smell which I tend to like, though may not be for everyone
  • Little goes a long way 
  • Certified Organic
  • Attractive, glass packaging

The Bad
  • Its a lot of moolah 
  • Feels a bit greasy, but I don't mind it as I use it during night. 
  • Did nothing life changing to my skin.

The price
AUD 56.88

Where to buy
Priceline. Check out other stockists HERE

Overall, I thinks its a good cream for hydration. If you are feeling spendy and looking for a good organic hydrating cream, then this is a good one.   

Have you tried this cream ? Did you like it ? 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Monday's Meal of the Day - Healthy Whole Wheat Banana Blueberry Muffin (Sugarfree)

Its been ages since I have done a 'Monday's Meal of the Day' post. I felt like baking this past weekend and so this happened. This Monday's Meal of the Day features "Whole Wheat Banana Blueberry Muffin".

If you read my previous post about 'Healthy Wholemeal Banana Bread', you will notice that today's post is on the same lines. 





Ingredients

1 1/2  cup self raising wholemeal flour, 2 eggs, 1 punnet blueberries, 2 ripe bananas (mashed), maple syrup/agave/honey (3 tbsp), 1/2 tsp salt, 2  tbsp coconut oil, 1/2 tsp baking powder, some milk, sprinkle of chia/ flax seeds and chopped almonds

How To
  • In a bowl, mix all the dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking powder, blueberries, chia/ flax seeds and nuts)
  • In a separate bowl, mix all the wet ingredients (mashed bananas, sweetener, coconut oil and eggs)
  • Mix the wet ingredients into dry ingredients.  
  • Add some milk to make the batter less thick (optional)
  • Spray the muffin tray with oil or line the tray with paper
  • Pour the mixture into the muffin tray.
  • Preheat the oven at 180 degrees C. 
  • Bake for 20 mins or until the top turns brown

    This recipe makes 12 medium sized muffins. These are not that sweet. Sugar/ Sweetener can be added as per taste. I used the Queen flavored sugar free maple syrup.