Thursday, 22 September 2011

Dr Lewinns Revitanail Base Coat (Nail Polish Routine)

Over the last few months I have really gotten into Nail Polish and I have gotten into a pretty good routine of repainting and all that Jazz, but I ran out of my Base coat a while back, and I don't know, I Guess I just didn't repurchase it, or any base coat for that fact. So when I came across Dr Lewinns Base Coat, I thought I would give it a shot.
 For those who aren't aware of Dr Lewinns, it is a brand of Skin/Nail care that mainly works on anti-aging. They have there original Revitanail Nail polish which is a clear nail hardener routine that makes your nails healthy and strong, and as someone who used to bite their nails, I can assure you, it works. So when I saw the base coat I wanted to give it a shot, and I have really been loving it. I have most defiantly noticed a difference in the length of time my polish stays on, I have had no stains and my nails feel less brittle when the polish comes off, all good things! 
I also wanted to talk Briefly about my nail routine. I normally apply my base coat, then two coats of polish (give or take), then my top coat (just so you know). Hopefully you have read my post on the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri top coat (seem above), but my opinion of this has some what changed since then. At first I loved the effect of this Top coat, and found it help my polish to last, but the more and more I use it, the more I dislike it. hmmm the jury is still out on this.

Revlon Lipsticks (oranges)

So welcome to my first Spring/Summer lip product post. As I have been following the Youtube/blogging scene as well as the trends, I know that the Coral/Orange lip is a MASSIVE trend for this Spring Summer season, so a while back I started to collect a few products that I think are right on trend this season. 

I decided I would make this post a Revlon post because not only do I adore there lip products, but I know that Revlon is readily available all over the world and that is far easier for everybody to relate to. So lets get started!

 I have four lipsticks to show you today, all Revlon, The First (the one in the Gold tube) is a Revlon Living Lipstick in 'Blase Apricot' (215), for those not aware, these are in fact Revlon's most expensive Lipsticks (RRP is around $26.95 here in Australia). The Second is a Super Lustrous Lipstick in 'Melonade' (180), which has sadly been discontinued for now. The Third is again a Super Lustrous Lipstick in 'Kiss me Coral' (750) and Finally again a Super Lustrous Lipstick in Siren (677). All of the Super Lustrous Lipsticks RRP at around $21.95.
 Swatched Left to Right: Blase Apricot, Melonade, Kiss me Coral and Siren. 

Blase Apricot is a very nice Colour, being a muted Coral-ly Pink, This is the Perfect colour for someone who is fine with wearing a Bright Bold lip, but is having trouble with the Orange colour and want's to ease into it. This Lipstick is very Creamy and thick, so if you like to be able to feel your lipstick this is for you. I feel like this coulor would suit a lot of people who have more yellow toned skin, but may be slightly harder to pull of for people with rosy undertones. 

Next, Melonade is a Slightly more Orange Pink, but still only slightly working its way towards the Coral Trend. The lipstick is a whole lot thinner consistency, and although it is a very pigmented Lipstick, it can be Built up, so for someone who isn't totally comfortable with the Bold lip as of yet, this colour is a great place to start. This colour would work well on all skin tones. 

Kiss me Coral is a richer colour then the previous two, being a redy-orange. This Lipstick is perfect for people who want to work their way into the Orange Trend, but they normally wear Reds, so this subtle blend of the two colours will surely help with the transition. This is a very similar to the consistency of Melonade, but is not Build-able in the same way, and can look a little washed out unless fully applied. I feel this colour could work on the majority of skin tones, but may look a little dull on people who have Caucasian Skin, but have a tan, as it may blend in slightly. This colour would look sensational on darker skin tones. 

Finally we have the most Orange Of them all, which is Siren. Siren was released a few months back, as apart of Revlon's Spring/Summer lip Campaign. This is a very True Orange-Coral Colour, that is the most on trend now. I feel like this is the Hardest colour to pull off, because it is so Orange toned. People with Fair, yellow under toned skin can pull this off easily, as well as people with Caucasian skin and a tan, as it would really just ad that wow factor. If you have Darker skin tones, but aren't super dark, I would be weary because it may wash you out and that is not something you want in a lipstick. 
 I thought I would also include two of the Products I like to use in conjunction with these lipsticks. The first is the Revlon Super Lustrous Plumping Gloss in Rosy Pout. The second is the Lanolips coloured lip ointment in Sunshine, which is also stunning.
 Left to Right: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Rosy pout, Lanolips Lip Ointment in Sunshine. 

These colours can be used on there own to just ad that slightly Orange effect, or can be used in conjunction with any of the lipsticks. The Gloss is stunning over any of the Lipsticks to ad a polished look to them, and the Ointment is perfect to have as a lip balm underneath (as it is super hydrating), over the top for a subtle gloss or to help make a sheer coat of the lipstick look a little more finished.

MAC's Lipglass in Pink Lemonade would also work well with any of these lip sticks. 
I hope you enjoyed this Post and hope your all well. X

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

St Ives Soothing Oatmeal and Shea Butter

 Recently I have had rather dry skin, I was using my Aveeno Body Butter, but wanted a change, And after I heard Barbara (thepersianbabe) and someone else mention this on Youtube, I thought I would give it a shot. This is a very affordable Product the Retails for around $6.00 which is very good for the amount of product you get. The cream itself is soft and creamy, but not too thick, and not greasy at all. It doesn't take very long to absorb into the skin, so it can be used day and night and leaves a very sheer sheen to the skin. After a few uses my skin was notable softer!

Im not the hugest fan of Shea Butter Scents, but I don't hate this one, it has a very clean element to it. It also has No parabens which other St Ives products do have, so if you are concerned about that, try this on. I am almost out of this tube so im going to repurchase it tomorrow, I might try the Vanilla one! Highly Recommend you give it a shot!

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

SPLURGE: House of Harlow 1960 Chelsea Sunglasses

 About two months back I decided that I wanted to treat myself to one of the things on my Lust List, Now I dont do this very often, but thought it was about time. So after some careful consideration and a great deal of searching for the best deal, I decided on the House Of Harlow 1960 (Nicole Richie) Chelsea Sunglasses. 
 I wear sunglasses every single day, come Rain, Hail or Shine, but had never considered buying a pair of 'High End' Sunglasses, because, well, I tend to break them, But considering that I wear Sunglasses every day, and i LOVED them I did it.
 The Sunglasses them selves are a Black Cat eye sunglass, with the exaggerated edge. They are made of a very thick Plastic, which means they are incredibly stable. All round they are a very good Quality Sunglass. I know the look isn't to everyone's tastes but I love something a little Quirky, and I love big shades! The RRP is $180.00 I think (it may vary from country to country), but I happened to find them in a sale (lucky me), I also cannot remember which website I got them from because it was a while back (sorry)!
Finally this is a picture of me wearing them, sorry its a bad picture, but I wanted to get a quick one up because its better to see sunglasses on, rather then just in images. 

Monday, 12 September 2011


My Favourite Curler is on its last legs, and I needed a replacement, I wasn't looking for a curler like this (in fact  I was looking for a standard 1inch barrel) but my Local Target had a discounted VS Sassoon Curl Magic and I thought, why not.

 It is From the Premier Collection Line, so Slightly up market ( haha). It Features a Barrel that decreases in size to create tight, ringlet like curl's.

 The Packaging is nice, Black and Silver with red Accents that match the Wand itself. I felt like I was opening a present when I opened the packaging. 
I have only used the wand a few times, but I am liking the curl's it creates. I think I will use it to create tight, feminine, Spring curl's (similar to Taylor Swift), in the coming months and then use it to ad a bit of definition to a beachy wave over summer. I do like it but I am still in the market for a 1inch! 

Sunday, 11 September 2011


So in recent months (I don't have the exact date), ELF Cosmetics touched down in Australia, and I couldn't wait to try some of there thing. So I waited around to see where I could get it from, and im sure you can imagine my surprise when I found a whole range of ELF in a Chemist very close to where I live (yay).

Now I couldn't Justify Buying a lot of the stuff (plus im getting some more high end things soon), So I was very fussy and only picked up two things, The Elf  Essential wet Gloss Brow and Lash Clear Mascara and the Elf Essential Hyerpshine Lip Gloss in Flirt.
 The Main reason I was Excited for Elf was for the Brow Setter. I have heard people talk about it time and time again and Really wanted to try it. I fill in my Brows everyday but had never used a setter so i was very interested in the concept. And I love it.

I was a Tad Sceptical at First because I don't love the packaging and the fact that one side is set for Brows and one is for Lashes, But it was only $3.99 so I thought I would give it a go. I first tried it at night (like a seem to do often) and it seemed to hold my brows, but I wasn't totally convinced because I hadn't seen it last all day, but I have used it every day for the last 5 days and I LOVE it. It Holds my Brows in place and keeps the colour fill strong, I just feel like there isn't enough Product. 

The other thing I got was the Hypershine Lip Gloss in Flirt. I Originally wanted Some of the Studio Range Matte Lipsticks or the Studio Lip stains, but the Studio Range isn't available at the store, so I thought I would give it a shot.

Flirt, the colour i Chose is a soft baby Pink, that in the tube looks very Pigmented, but unfortunately, they are not. I find this so sheer that it might as well be clear. I think the colour would only be of use over a similar toned lipstick to give it a little extra colour. 
 The Packaging again is very tacky and dated, but it is a cheap brand so I will let that slide, I also do not like the applicator, it is too time consuming and didn't apply evenly, I would much prefer a doe foot applicator. They smell sweet and Sugary and taste very similar, but I do not like the Taste.

I found that my lips slightly tingled like a plumping gloss and noticed my lips looked slightly fuller, although it says no where that it has any plumping properties, so im not sure what that is very undecided on this brand. 

Nail Swatches

So I Finally got my hands on some nail swatch things (for the lack of a better description). So it looks like I will soon be doing Nail swatches for you guys instead of dodgy pictures of the bottle. YAY

 For any one interested I got mine of Ebay and paid a whole $1.99 so you can find some really good bargains. The pack I Purchased includes 10 wheels, so I have plenty to tie me over. 
 Just so you can see what they look like plain!

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Celeb Fashion Crush: Elizabeth Olsen

So she has been around for a little while now, but was previously known as the Olsen Sisters Little sister, with not a whole lot of time spent in the lime light. But now it seems baby sis is having a go at this tough business, and having a shot at not only the acting stakes, having taken a much more 'grown up' approach to acting then her sisters, after graduating from Tisch, but is also making best dressed list every where she goes.

As seen at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Luncheon 2011, she is hitting all the right notes!
(as seen on Click HERE)

 She shares so many Features similar to her older sisters, yet has a fresher, less mature, fun look to her, and that shows through in her fun and quirky prints and colours she chooses to work with. 
 Though she claims she dose not have any interest in Fashion as a lifestyle or a Job, she seems to be working hard and keeping up with Couture, Seen at the Cannes Film Festival in head to toe lace. 
Whats not to love? to someone who has enjoyed following Mary Kate and Ashley over the many years they have been around I am rather excited to see what she has instore.

Until next time x

Monday, 5 September 2011


Well I am sitting at my computer contemplating what to post, and I realised that I didn't really feel like posting any of the ideas I have come up with (not to mention that fact that they are not prepared), and I mean, this is meant to be something I like to do, so why not just talk, everyone likes that!

I've been really quite ill lately, I thought I was over it but it just wont go away, so that's not fun! But I have been loving work! Im so glad to get back into the work force, and so happy to be making my own money, I don't know about you but I always feel better when I am earning the money that I spend and when I can save as much or as little as I like! My very first pay day is tomorrow so I will be Picking up some Lay Bys that I have had on for a while (yay) so I will be doing a Mini Lay By haul (I think) oh as well as my Ebay Haul, although some of the things haven't turned up yet.

I have also been thinking about doing like a Nail Polish collection, even though I don't have a whole lot, I think I have a wide range of brands that range from the very affordable to the not so affordable, so keep your eyes out for that.

I would also like to ask you if you Blog, or if you just like reading them, please join my Blog and leave me a comment telling me about your Blog because I would love to check it out and get in contact with a few other Blogger's and get their opinions, so please do that.

Well that's all for now, I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Bye Dolls X

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Nutrimetics: Soul Renewal Review

Hello Everyone, hope your all well. Just before I head out into this beautiful weather we are having here in Victoria I thought I had better get this post up which I have been extremely slow at doing. I would like to introduce you to the Nutrimetics Soul Renewal hand polish. 

I Purchased this Product from a Nutrimetics Party my Neighbour threw and have done a post on the other things I Bought, so click HERE for that.  And I feel this is the one really exciting Product! 

This is a hand scrub that is meant to give you salon perfected hands at home, without the hassle, and the long treatments. 
As you can see it comes in a large container with what appears to be not a whole lot of product in it, but in actual fact they up size the container so you can mix in the product as it separates into like a sugar consistency and a thinner watery consistency. So firstly you have to mix it in with a spatula.
When your first open the container it doesn't look very nice at all, it almost looks like a very old nail polish when it has separated and it just not very nice, but on the other had, it smells glorious. To me the scent of this epitomises summer and it just makes me happy. There is a strong Pineapple/Coconut scent which to me smells like Malibu, but if you haven't smelt Malibu, it is also like the Carmella Perfume from Benefit. 
Im not sure how well the image is showing up but the second picture is before it has been mixed and the third is after it has been mixed, to a thicker, nicer consistency. 
As you can see it is quite thick, and rich in consistency. It reminds me of any old body or hand scrub except for the fact that it contains essential oils that make it much smoother to apply to your hands. The way I use it, as directed on the packaging, it to first mix the separated product together before removing a small amount (as seen above) with my had. I have dry hands. I rub the product all over my hands for 2-3 minutes. I then wash of the remaining product in Luke warm water, and pat dry my hands. it is important not to use hot water as it is not good for the softened skin. 
You must also be careful to pat dry your hands, because you are left with a layer of oil that will absorb into the softened skin, and make you hands extremely soft, but if you rub the oils off, you will not get the full result.
(sorry about the bad nails, I was in a hurry)
As you can see, your hands will look shiny for a while (about 20 minutes for me) and I refrain from touching to many things to give it time, so I would say use the product at night time, before bed. 

I believe I paid around $15 for this, which is well worth it, although it was on special. To view the Nutrimetics range click HERE.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Lust List: Perfumes

Ok so I have always liked perfume, but was never obsessed, but in recent months, I have lost the plot and am craving scents like there is no tomorrow, but unfortunately I have not been in the right financial state to purchase   any, so here is my current perfume lust list:

Dolce and Gabanna 'The One'
 This perfume is so similar to to the scent of Orofluido (linked HERE) that I just had to have it. This Scent is Described as 

"Warm, oriental floral, with modern sensuality - a fragrance with a strong personality, and a contrasting golden sweetness. Created for the ultimate diva, The One is at once tempting, modern, and glamorous, embracing a touch of classicism. The top notes radiate a vibrant luminosity, with a sun-touched citrus, while warm fruity notes of luscious lychee and succulent peach add to the delight. The passionate heart evokes an exploding femininity, with an opulent floral soul, creating a distinct, audacious signature. An unexpected hint of plum glows as the base finally blooms with luscious allure into the lasting warmth of vanilla and sweetened ambery-musk notes."

I crave that scent, and sadly it doesn't last very well, so when I first smelt the way that this settled on my skin, I was in love. It is pricey RRP$100, but I think I may be able to fork out on this in the near future, lets hope there is a Fragrance Sale!

Juicy Couture 'Viva La Juicy'
This Scent is Sweet but if applied Lightly is not over powering. It has strong Floral Tones, which settle to a softer blend of Amber and Vanilla. This is very nice Trans-seasonal Scent that Lingers very well, but does not scream with warm or cool weather. The bottle is Stunning and a really nice additive to any collection. This is currently on sale so I believe I shall be picking it up very soon.

Chanel 'Chance Eau Tendre' 
This Scent is Described as a light and soft, subtle 'day in the meadow' scent, which is exactly what I need. This scent still has undertones of Amber (which by now im sure you know I LOVE), but in a much gentler way. I really need a summer scent and im hoping this will soon be it. 

And Finally

Vera Wang 'Lovestruck'

This is the only scent I haven't had the pleasure of smelling my self, and I know its a little hasty to put a perfume on my lust list when I haven't even smelt it, but I mean come on, just look at the bottle. I am almost tempted to by this just for the bottle, but before you overreact, I love Princess, but haven't purchased it because I felt like something was missing, maybe it was a little sickly for me, or maybe it just want grown up enough, and I think that might be the mix of Pink Guava, Tube Rose and the strong woody base will do for me. I simply cannot wait!

August Favourites

 So August was more of a 'get to know' month, where I used products that I had previously purchased in different ways, so I knew there full potential. Sorry if you have seen these products in other recent posts, but they have been what I have been using religiously. 

Left to Right: Eco Tools Powder Brush, Revlon Colour Stay Foundation for Normal to Dry skin in Buff, Elnett Satin hairspray by Loreal and Orofluido Hair elixir. 

The Eco Tools brush is amazingly soft, and I cannot believe the subtle yet glowing effect it leaves on my skin and the Quality of the Bristles, Highly recommend this brush to anyone. I have been wearing my Revlon Colour stay foundation to work and it has been lasting all day and well into the evening. I am in love with Elnett Hair Spray since trying it, it hold the hair all day without looking like it has hair spray in or being stiff, and it brushes out easily. And to read about the Elixir Click HERE, but i swear this has been keeping my hair healthy and shiny. 
BYS Blush in Powder-puff, Savvy by Designer Brands eye shadow Duo in Star Light

This blush is a recent Purchase, and at only $4 who can turn it away, it is the first blush colour I have felt compliments my skin tone perfectly and also works with bronzer, The only problem is the not so nice ingredients. and finally, something that I have posted about many times before, this eye shadow duo I have been wearing every day, the light colour all over the lid, as well as a highlight and the Taupe in my crease, outer corner and up to my brow bone. 

Friday, 2 September 2011

Magical Moment

I need to share the most extraordinary thing that just happened to me with you. I was just Listening to Lady Gaga's Born this way Album (because I am a fan), and when I got to the last page, which I hadn't read previously and turned it over a whole pile of glitter came whirling out around me from with in the pages, and it was just so amazing, the sun was warm and glowing and the sky was literally sparkling, and as I read on I found the most amazing and sincere dedication i have ever read, so I hope to share the beauty of this message with you all. So from the last page of the booklet from Lady Gaga's Born this way Album we have

" I would like to thank The Road, The Highway and the wind in my Hair as we surged down the freeway of life. I would like to thank little monsters, most of all, for their loyalty, commitment and bravery to my artistry. Fernando, Paul and Dave Russell; the Labor of love and blood fight you put into every moment and sounds of the music is a true testament toy your brilliance, and my gratitude to you is eternal. You are the brothers I never had, you are a breed of epic kindness and genius that I am blessed to witness and b a part of. The Banditios will love on in the memory of gas station disco, and late nights with whiskey and strange Tequila music. Thank you to Vincent Herbert, for always believeing in me and protecting my vision. Thank you to troy Carter for being the warrior leading my darkness into the light. To Laurie Ann Gibson for nurturing me with her wisdom, and pushing me to believe in myself and become the words of this album. Thank you to Redone for my first true experience with magic in this business, You and I share a chemistry that will live on. To Jimmy Iovine for being my New York Partner in Crime. To the Haus of Gaga: Nicola, you are my kindred, without you I cannot be free. Starlight, we it through fire together, now lets make some more flames, you are a real friend. Frederick and Tara, your harness and inspire me at the most critical time: when I'm looking in the mirror  Thank your for reminding me that I can do anything. Todd, Thank you for your commitment to my art direction . Brandon and Anna, you are my fashion rainbows, Semiprecious Weapons thank you for letting me open for you years ago, and for opening for me now. You inspire me. Wendi and Sonja, thank you got helping me through all the late nights and helping me surge through. Bo and Arianna thank you for always being true friends. To my Family and the Cast of Monsterball, and all the crew who makes it happen ( then she names a heap of other people). I truly believe this album is as important to all of you as it is to me. Thank you everyone for believing in me

To Mum, Dad, and Natali. You are my strength. Our Love is unbreakable "tonight I will return, the fame and riches earned, with you I'd watch them all be burned

And to Grandpa Germanotta, who padded The Edge of his Glory"

She is such and inspiration to all, and if all the dramatics inst your thing, the just understand that inspiration doesn't have to be superficial, how sincere can someone be in there life, it is a true understanding and a true belief!

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Pamela Love for Topshop

The Pamela Love for Topshop collection was released quite a long time ago now, and I cant believe that it is still available  Now it was slightly pricey when it was all first brought out, but now ITS ON SALE. the 'Dream Catcher' Trend it slowly catching on, but in a few months when summers in full swing and the festivals get going, I see this becoming a major trend, so while these stunning items are on sale I highly suggest you snatch it all up!

Topshop Weekly Picks

Talk about jump into Autumn, only a week or so ago Top Shop was reeling off the end of there summer stock and now it looks like Autumn/Winter has been hear for months, so that im complaining. Although it is the end of my Winter season and Spring it swinging in, I love the mixture of textures and patterns that come out at this time of year, and im loving it. So here are a few of my Favourite pieces.