Friday, 28 October 2011

Suzi Takes The Wheel!

Hey Beauties, 

I have been very naughty. For the last 2 years I have always had nail polish on my nails. But last week I had no colour Zero not even a hint of colour. I think it was me being lazy as I did lots of extra hours last week. 

But this week I do have polish on. It was hard to choose as Melbourne's weather is crazy one day nice and sunny the next day storms. So I went for a camouflage colour. 

  • OPI Natural Nail Base Coat.
  • OPI Suzi Takes The Wheel. (Nail Colour)
  • Sache Vite Dry fast top coat. 

Suzi Takes The Wheel. 

Dusty wanted to get involved in my NOTW.

Little Lion Man.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Hello Kitty exclusive to Priceline

Hey Beauties,

Priceline has realised a new Hello Kitty collection. So last weekend I was calling up all the Pricelines that where around me but nothing until I called the last place I thought would defiantly not have it. But guess what they did go figure (always try the one you never think will have any stock).

The hello kitty section was all the way down the back. The last stand on the back wall. If you blinked you would have missed it. They did not have everything in stock but most items where there. The only things missing was the eyeliners, sharpener, Loose Pigments and the black Compact.  

What shocked me is how small everything is and how big the price tag is. I was very let down by the Lipsticks. Only half the size of a normal Lipstick for $12.95. Of course I did grab some after all it is  Hello Kitty. As for there nail polishes they had some pretty summer colours also not a regular size Nail polish for $10.

My Thoughts:
As I was really let down hoping it would be like the Sephoras range. Also how much I love Hello Kitty  the next time I would by form this collection is if they had a huge sale. Other wise its just a waste of money. 

From $9.99-$14.95

Traget market:
I'm not sure how to explain it but Ill do my best. Its kinda In between kids and teenagers. Its in the makeup area and not where you would find little things for a 5 year old. Im not really sure who there market is. I'm thinking just everyone who loves Hell Kitty.

Compact Powder in Pashmina Rose

Lipsticks: Real Shin and Kiss in 07-03 Pink Floyd and Real Matt and Kiss in 08-04 in Bollywood

Pink Floyd and Bollywood
As for when I did some swatches on my lips i could not tell the difference between colours. But now looking at the photo I can tell that the colours are slightly different. 

Have you picked up anything form the Hello Kitty Collection? What's your thoughts? 


Monday, 24 October 2011

Fashion For Kiehl's

Hey Beauties, 

Three Of Australia’s Top Fashion Houses Collaborate With Kiehl’s This Holiday Season To Create ‘Fashion for Kiehl’s’ Limited Edition Creme de Corps with Proceeds of Sale Going to Australian Children’s Charities.

The Trio of designs will be available for a limited time only in all five sizes of Kiehl's Creme De Corps from November. You can purchase them from the Kiehl's flagship paddington boutique, as well as David Jones, Myer and Mecca Cosmetics. They will also be available in selected sizes in Ksubi, Zimmermann and Sass & Bide boutiques. 

What are the 3 Top Fashion Houses:

Sass & Bide

Sass & Bide:

Whats your inspiration behind the design?
The bright colours and strong geometric shapes were inspired by the imagination of children.
where colours clash and contrast each other. 

The Charity Sass & Bride picked was Barnardos.
For over 120 years Barnardos has bee at the forefront of child welfare service provision and has embraced the tradition of innovation and holistic approach in our quest to find the real, permanent solutions for Australian children in desperate need. 

By supporting Barnados you can create new dreams and outcomes to offer the adults if tomorrow a future free from neglect.


Whats your inspiration behind the design?
We wanted to make something raw and fun so we used black and white theme with had drawn illustrations that have a distinct child like quality. We were inspired by kids, game shows, tatts, pink flyers, our friends.

The charity Ksubi picked was War Child Australia.
War Children International is a family of independent humanitarian organisation which work together to help children and you people affected by armed conflict. 
War Child Australia is staffed entirely by volunteers and has minimal administration cost, allowing 99% of every dollar raised to be donated directly to aid projects around the world. 


What is your inspiration behind the design?
I chose this print because I love the mix of colours, it feels summery in a soft vintage way. 

The charity Zimmermann picked was Starlight Children's Foundation.
Since being formed as an Australian Children's charity in 1988, the Starlight Children's Foundation has brightened the lives of seriously ill and hospitalised children, and their family's.
Starlight provides programs integral to the total care of seriously ill children- while health professionals focus on treating the illness, Starlight is there to lift the spirits of the children, giving them the opportunity to laugh, play and be a child again.

What is Creme De Corps?
Creme De Corps is a body moisturise. It helps so nourish and moisturise the skin. Perfect for dry flakey skin. 
Sass and Bide

75ml $15.00
125ml $28.00
250ml $38.00
500ml $68.00
1L $98.00
Limited Edition Trio 3x75ml $45.00

Proceeds from Kiehl's sale of each product in Australia will benefit the charity chosen by the three fashion houses. 


EGPR sent me a 75ml Creme De corps to try out. 

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Kiehl's Price drop #2

Hey Beauties,

Yesterday I got some great new Kiehl's have dropped there prices for the second time :)

Price drop includes:

Kiehl's #1 Lip balm was $19 now $12
Gental exfoliating body scrub was $45 now $30
Creme de corps 500ml was $89 now $68
And so much more :) 

There is a competition going on with a few bloggers.
Winners get a $200 voucher to spend plus another $200 voucher for my readers. 

All you have to do is 

Like there facebook page
And say I heard about the price drop #2 from missmakeuplover1 and my favourite Kiehl’s product is ………… and because…

Then in the comments below let me know if you have done the following above and ill give you 2 extra entries into my christmas giveaway. Coming up soon. 


Tuesday, 18 October 2011

October BellaBox!!

Hey Beauties,

Today I received my first Bella Box :). Im extremely happy withe the items I received. The lipstick you will see below is worth $48 :). Shipping was quick my box was sent Saturday and I received it today (Tuesday). At the moment I have a subscription with 2 sample box companies. I will continue with BellaBox and LustHaveIt because so fare I am extremely happy with them both.

Items I received: 

  • Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Pre Foundation Primer.
Scientifically formulated to allow you'r makeup to glide over you'e skin. 
RRP: $49.50 50ml
(NP always makes me break out :(.)

  • A'Kin Lavender, Geranium & Jojoba hand and nail cream.
Hand and nail cream enriched with Vitamin E,B5,Shea Butter and Jojoba oil.
RRP: $17.95 75ml.
(Can't go past a hand cream.)

  • Alpha-H Gental Daily Exfoliant.
This features a unique new way to renew the skin using crushed fruit enzymes naturally sourced from Papaya and Pineapple. For instantly smoother brighter skin. 
RRP: $59.95 50ml.
(so far all Alpha-H products i have tried I have loved. So Im excited to give this a go.  )

  • Savoir Faire Lipstick in Miss You.
The Soft shimmery pink is understated yet playful. The ingredients such as beeswax will delight you with their nourishing quality and water-resistance. 
RRP: $48.00.
(I love the pink colour. I just did a swatch on my hand feels smooth and creamy.)

  • One Skin System Daily Hydrate. 
A luxuriously hydrating cream containing a superior system of moisture retaining agents and organic ingredients to super hydrate the skin.
RRP: $79.00 50ml.
(Perfect as I am always dealing with dry skin.)

  • Wine Wipes.
Now you can wipe the wine off your smile but not only that, clean you teether without interfering with the taste of our next wine. 
RRP: $13.95 for 20 wipes.
(I'm not a wine drinker so I may try this with other stain like foods/drinks. )

Savoir Faire Lipstick.

Miss You

BellaBox website.

So far how are you liking your samples boxes???

Friday, 14 October 2011

MAC Haul Part 2 (Vegas USA)

Mac Pro Caesers Placa Las Vegas

Hey Beauties,

Its been a while but I am finally putting up my second part of my MAC haul. My last stop was at the Mac Pro store at Caesars Palace Las Vegas. My main reason was to pick up Pro items. 

The lady must have heard me coming. As she came to me straight away (Never happens here). The lady was very helpful and extremely kind. But then again I was holding a LV bag as I just purchased my speedy. 

I knew what I wanted as I had a list with me. But of course I was so overwhelmed with the whole Las Vegas and being able too finally shop. I forgot my list :(. I also had john waiting for me and I hate making john wait as I start to feel really bad. 

Warning There will be lost of photos. Including Swatches. 

Fix +, Pigment in White.

Pigment in White. 

Makeup Bag (Can't see it online anymore :( )
Cream Colour bases in Shell, Luna and Pink Shock.

Shell, Luna and Pink Shock.

Lipsticks in Pink Plaid, Girl About Town and Snob.

Pink Plaid, Girl About Town and Snob.

Lipsticks in Fleshpot, Viva Glam Gaga 2 and Up the Amp.

Fleshpot, Viva Glam Gaga 2 and Up the Amp.

MAC Pro Blush Palette. From Left-Righ
Pink Swoon, Breezy and Azalea
Breath Of Plum, Rhubarb and Fever

Pink Swoon, Breezy and Azalea

Breath Of Plum, Rhubarb and Fever
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1st Row: Deep Damson, Concrete, Indian Ink and Carbon.
2nd Row: Copperplate, Nocturnelle, Bronze, Navel and Trax.

3rd Row: Expresso, Kid, Soot, Ground Brown and Chrome Yellow.
I am missing one has a had a double and gave the spare to my good friend Emma.

Deep Damson, Concrete, Indian Ink and Carbon.

Copperplate, Nocturnelle, Bronze and Navel. 

 Trax, Expresso, Kid and Soot.

 Ground Brown and Chrome Yellow.
                                         USA          AUS            PRO CARD

Fix +                                $20.00        $27.00          $12.00                      

Pigment                            $20.00        $39.00         $12.00

MakeUp Bag                   $50.00        N/A             $30.00

Cream Colour base x3     $52.50      $108.00          $31.50

Lipsticks x5                     $72.50       $180.00        $43.50

Viva Glam Gaga             $14.50         $36.00        $14.50

Blush Palette                   $16.00        $28..00           $9.60

Pan Blushes x6                $99.00       $204.00         $59.40

Eyeshadow Palette          $16.00       $28.00            $9.60

Pan Eeyshadows x15      $172.50     $390.00        $103.50

Total Including Tax:       $570.00      $1,148          $351.97

Total saving of $796.03

=Melissa one happy Girl :D

Note: WIth the pan blushes and palettes I called the MacPro store in Melbourne as they do not sell them online. (yet)

I hope one day MAC has a build your own palette system soon for Australians. 


Thursday, 13 October 2011

Mermaid's Tears.

Hey Beauties,

Just a quick little post on Nails Of The Week.

  • OPI Base Coat
  • Sache Vite Top Coat 
  • OPI Mermaid's Tears form the Pirates of The Caribbean Collection.
          I would say this is a aqua green. A few shades darker then China Glaze For Audrey. 

  • OPI Crown Me Already? From The Miss Universe Collection.
          Silver glitter with big silver flakes.

Crown Me Already?, Mermaid's Tears.

Mermaid's Tears. 

Crown Me Already?

See Short and quick. 

Also I have reached 100 Followers. A huge Thank You to everyone who reads my blog. As a Thank You I'll be doing a giveaway. It will be a 100 followers/Christmas giveaway. Just to show you how much I appreciate you all. 

I have a few things in mind but if you have any suggestions please let me know :)


Wednesday, 12 October 2011

ABBW Lust have it box!!

Hey Beauties,

A few weeks ago while I was in Sydney for The ABBW. Lust Have It was one of our sponsors for the weekend :). Lust Have It created The ABBW Box.

I just want to say a HUGE thank you to Nicci From Lust Have It who created this box for the Beauty Bloggers :)

To learn more about Lust Have It please follow the link.
Lust Have It

  • Secret Weapon Mascara by Mirenesses.
Exclusive breakthrough water based natural formula gives you really full, curl, lush, thick sexy lashes. Extremely long wearing, smear-proof, smudge-proof, sleep-proof, flake free and water resistant.
RRP: 39.95 10gm.

  • I love my Muff.
    Individually wrapped feminine freshening wipes moistened with extracts of cucumber, chamomile flower, Vitamin E and lavender providing freshness and soothes whenever you need it, wherever you are. I love my muff wipes are vegan and 100% free of parabens, SLS and synthetic fragrances.
    RRP: 31.75 for a 25 pack.

    • Touring America Collection by OPI
    OPI news collection Touring America.

    • Coconut Milk Shower Gel by Pure Fiji.
    Gental and nourishing shower gel. Natural cleanser drived from coconut and sugar cane ease away accumulated impurities, while pineapple extracts gently brighten skin tone-leaveing skin replenishes and rejuvenated.
    RRP: $27.95 250ml.

    • Elixir Ultime by Keratease. 
    The alchemy of four precious oils to beautify hair: Maize, Argan, CamelLIa and Precaxi.
    RRP: $48.50 125ml.

    • Foundation Primer By Laura Mercier.   (My all time Favourite Primer)
    Creates a smooth even surface for a more flawless appearance. Just as a painter primes a canvas. The primer leaves your makeup looking fresh and colour-true for the entire day.
    RRP: $65.00 50ml.

    • Rejuvenating Hand Polish by Nougat.
    Luxurious moisturising base of sweet almond oil, cocoa butter, shea buter and aloe vera to sooth and clam your hands. 
    RRP: $39.95 40ml.

    • Skin Hydrating Mas by Dermalogica
    A refreshing, oil-free gel masque of calming botanical and antioxidant vitamins that restores critical moisture to stressed skim. Contains no artificial fragrance or colour. 
    RRP: $70.00 50ml.

    • EFG-Bioeffect
    The next generation anti-aging serum containing the Nobel Prize winning ingredient, Epidermal growth factor. EGF is a protein with the ability to increase the rate which new skin cells replace old ones.  Resulting in great complexion, hydrated and overall younger looking skin.
    RRP: $180.00 15ml. 


    Tuesday, 11 October 2011

    Meet our new family member!

    Hey Beauties,

    I know this is off the beauty topic but I must share this with you.
    Before America I was nagging and nagging John fo us to get a dog. He said after America and of course I did not forget what he said. So after we got back I had been looking and looking for a certain breed. That was a Pomeranian I had been looking every where but all I could find where dogs outside of Vic or had just been sold.  

    So I saw this one add In the trading post. The drive would be around 4 hours. So at first I did not call. But then I was like why not. Turns out the day after I got back form IMATS he would be in Melbourne for the day :)

    So my aunty and my cousins went to go pick him up. When I got there I could see this small little fluffy thing from a mile away. I fell in love with him straight away how could you not right?
    Both John and I found the perfect puppy to complete our family (will grow one day)

    Meet our new Pomeranian DUSTY.

    He can be a crazy little thing. During the day he is quiet and sleeps but at night the inner dusty comes out and goes completely nuts. We have a big yard so he just runs and runs :)
    Dusty is at the puppy stage so he is naughty but we are slowly training him. 
    John is so smitten by dusty that while Im not here john gives him a few snacks lol. John has told me he only gives dusty a tiny piece. But its so hard trying to teach him to stay away from our food. So now we eat at the table. 

    At the moment its been so hard blogging as Dusty takes up most of my time. Also every time I try to blog he just gets into everything. I have had some time tonight as he is asleep :) 
    But I love him so much ill have try to And find a new spot to blog besides my beauty room. 

    Saturday, 8 October 2011

    Chanel Haul

    Hey Beauties,    

    My first every Chanel purchase was the Bronzer Universel that cost me $80. I felt sick afterwards blowing that much on one item. But it did end up being my best bronzer of all time. 

    So when I was in America I picked up some items I had on my list. Some I got form Macy's its the same as Myer or David Jones. Then some where form Duty free :) 

    Everyone know's Chanel has a big price tag for cosmetics. But with all the items I have brought I have been loving. Im having a hard time finding a price list for Australia. For this post i have left out the AU prices as Im not 100% sure but I'm going to give them a call asap and try to find prices. I have a rough Idea. I know Eyeshadow Quads are around $90, Foundation $80-$100, Nail Polish $40 and Lipsticks are $50-$60

    Warning There will be lot of photos for you as I have swatches as well. :)

    Chanel Les 4 Ombres (quads) in 31 Rose Envolee and 93 Smokey Eyes.

    31 Rose Envolee swatches.

    93 Smokey Eyes swatches.

    Less Tissages De Chanel (Blush) in 10 Tweed Pink.
    10 Pink Tweed swatch.

    Rouge Coco in 11 Legende and Rouge Coco Sine in 56 Chance.
    11 Legende and 56 Chance swatches.

    Precision Lip Definer in Tulip.
    Tulip swatch.

    Travel Makeup Palette Exclusive to duty free.

    Palette Eyeshadow swatches.
    Lipgloss swatches.

    VitalLumiere Foundation 07 Ivoire

    Chanel Nail Polish in 483 Vendetta.


    Les 4 Ombres (Eyeshadow Quad) in 31 Rose Envolee   $57.00
    Les 4 Ombres (Eyeshadow Quad) in 93 Smokey eyes    $51.00
    Les Tissages De Chanel (Blush) in 10 Tweed Pink         $45.00
    Rouge Coco (Lipstick) In 11 Legende                             $32.00
    Rouge Coco Shin (Lipstick) in 56 Chance                       $29.00
    Lip Definer in Tulip                                                          $29.00
    Travel Palette                                                                    $65.00
    Foundation                                                                        $55.00
    Nail Polish                                                                         $23.00

    Total Including tax:                                                           $401.00

    I hope your having a great weekend.

    Whats your best Chanel product?