Thursday, July 31, 2014

Review: Rimmel London Stay Matte Primer

Hey Guys

Priceline recently had 50% off all Rimmel products and of course I could not resist and had to have a look and see what caught my eye. I have heard good things about most of the Stay Matte range, I absolutely love the translucent Stay Matte powder. The BB cream and Mouse Foundation also have a large following. Mainly I was after another mattifying primer as my current one is causing breakouts. This primer was very cheap, it retails for only $13.95 and I purchased it for half price. The primer claims to perfect your skin whilst keeping it shine free for up to 8 hours.

The tube states that this is shade 003 however as far as I am aware this is the only shade available in Australia, I am unsure of whether there are different shades elsewhere. This is just a white colour primer that once blended becomes clear. I really like this primer, I think it does a decent job of controlling shine and I do not find any breakouts after having used this, however that could be because my previous primer appears to be the cause of my daily breakouts.

L-R: Blended Swatch, Heavy Swatch

This contains 30ml of product which is fairly typical for a primer, sometimes primers only contain 15ml so this is quite decent. You only need a pea size amount to cover the entire face. I don't think it is a holy grail product, but for the price I doubt you can find much better. 

Love Liz xx

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Review: Revlon Parfumerie Paradise Collection

Hey Guys

So a few weeks ago I was shopping in the city with my brother (shoutout to him, he told me to mention him in this blog post when I bought the item) and came across this Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Enamel set. The Paradise Collection contains two scented nail enamels, China Flower and Pink Pineapple. The value of these two nail polishes equals $31.90 RRP however the kit is offered at only $19.00 which is a great deal when you think about it, however at Target this was reduced to only $10.00 (I paid $9.50 after staff discount, them savings). $5.00 per nail polish for a Revlon nail polish is ridiculous, let alone their scented nail polishes. 

China Flower is a lovely vivid red shade, the scent of this one is floral but only lightly scented. The scent is a little disappointing but the shade is absolutely gorgeous. Opacity can be reached after two even coats but it is probably advisable to do three coats. 

Pink Pineapple is a very soft light pink colour, the scent of this one is absolutely amazing. It is a very very heavily fruity scented nail polish, I actually got a bit of a headache when I applied this as I had sniffed my nails so much. The formula of this one is a bit disappointing however, it takes three coats to get this close to opaque and even then in some places it was patchy. The scent of this one lasted on my nails for a good few days, I kept catching the scent whenever my hands went past my face. 

Izzy Helping!

I wish that the scent of Pink Pineapple was combined with the colour of China Flower as that would make one amazing polish. However for the price I paid for these I am not at all disappointed. I am very happy to welcome these to my polish collection.

Love Liz xx

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Life Update

Hey Guys

I am so sorry that I have not been keeping up with my blog. We started moving house yesterday but it had originally been planned for last week Friday so I had been busy packing things for the move. I forgot how much stuff we had until I had to start sorting it into boxes! Now I have moved we have no internet, I live with a bunch of techy guys though so I am sure they will want it running asap so hopefully I will be able to post soon for you, I have no prewritten confent for you as I just havent had any time. I will probably try to write some posts on my ipad and have pictures ready to go ob my computer (once I find my camera). Thank you for being patient! 

I can still post on my Instagram so feel free to follow me on there, @justalittlebitofliz

Love Liz xx

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Priceline Haul with 2014 Skincare Goodybag

Hey Lovelies

I have done a bit of damage to my wallet lately and one decent dent was my (not so recent) Priceline purchases. Priceline do a range of goody bags at certain times of the year, usually one cosmetic, hair are and skincare. The last goody bag was the cosmetic bag which I skipped as there wasn't a whole lot I wanted in it. The skincare bag came up though and considering I was running low on skincare I decided it would be the perfect opportunity to replenish my stash. The deal required you to spend $65 on selected skincare in order to receive the free gift, I purchased mine online and ended up spending $100 to get free postage.


I picked this cleanser up as a first cleanser for the nights that I double cleanse. I am not a huge oil fan so a cream cleanser seemed appealing and this one from SUKIN is sulphate and paraben free as well as suitable for all skin types. I purchased this for $7.99 for 125ml.

Lately my eye area has been really dry and concealer has not been going on well which is horrible because I have been in desperate need of concealer. I often forget to apply eye cream but my current eye cream has SPF in it which makes it more day than night. This 30ml serum cost $15.99. 

My current clay mask has all but run out so I picked up this thermal detox mask as a replacement. I have some high hopes for this mask as I have seen heaps of people on Instagram using it. I also like the fact that it is a warming mask, I have tried at home cooling masks but nothing that heats up! This mask cost $15.99 for 100ml.

If you have not used this brand's face masks before then you are missing out. The little single use packs were popular among sleepovers back in the day. I couldn't help but add one of these masks to my cart. This 80ml mask cost $7.19.

Palmer's Eventone Fade Cream

This was something extra to add to my purchase in order to spend the $65 on skincare.  I mainly picked this up as I saw it contained Alpha Hydroxy which is somewhat effective at reducing pigmentation. Unfortunately my skin gets hyper pigmentation from the majority of spots I get so I am hoping that with continued use this cream will lighten the pigmentation. This 75g tub cost $13.59.


Schwarzkopf Essence Ultimate Omega Repair Intensive Mask

I have just used up my Loreal hair mask which I was not all that impressed with so I decided to pick up another one which was on sale. This masks suits my current hair condition, damaged/depleted hair. This cost $11.99 for 200ml. 

Schwarzkopf Nectra Colour 

My hair is still partly ombre from my bleached ends not adhering to hair dye so I have picked up this hair dye in order to get my hair to be all one colour again! This was new and I am always intrigued by new hair dye, I have tried a lot of differnent ones. I picked up Chocolate Brown for $12.79.


Essence Longlasting Lipstick

I picked this up mainly just because it was cheap and I wanted to make up the $100 for free shipping. I grabbed this in shade 07 Natural Beauty which is a lovely muted pink shade. Absolutely gorgeous and only retails for $4.10.

Essence Quattro Eyeshadow

I have talked about this previously here, so I wont go on about it. Mainly I just needed a back up as I have already hit pan on my other one! This retails for $5.35 and is shade 05 To Die For. 

Chapstick Day and Night 

Purchased a back up as I absolutely adore the Night Repair Lip Treatment in this kit. Was on sale for $6.39.

Skincare Goody Bag

I tried to get everything in one photo and it was a bit impossible. Also this came with a silver tote bag with a zip which I forgot to photograph as I am in the process of moving and it has things in it! Sorry

For reference this was everything that would not fit in one normal photo!

Love Liz xx


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