Saturday, February 6, 2016

WINNER ANNOUNCED: Huge Deluxe Beauty Samples Giveaway!


Thanks so much to everyone who entered my Huge Deluxe Beauty Samples Pack Giveaway! I want you all to know I really appreciate the support, and I'm very grateful for the likes, shares and comments on the Max The Unicorn Facebook page, and here on the blog.

Here's a reminder of the prize:

I won't list every single sample again, suffice to say it was over 50!









And the winner is.....

MARY PRESTON!!


Congrats Mary, I hope you enjoy your prize! The lucky winner has been contacted by email.

Don't worry if you didn't win, because I have some brand collaboration Giveaways organised, so make sure you keep reading Max The Unicorn. You'll have more chances to win soon!

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Friday, February 5, 2016

MAX My Web Week: 05/02/16


Photo credit -SweetbodySoaps via popsugar.com.au (see Etsy Beauty Shops below)

I hope my fellow South Australians survived the first week back at school (and commiserations to the Aussie states that started a week earlier!). It's been a busy, stressful time, but thankfully we're now settling into a familiar routine. Also, TGIF! Despite the chaos, I still managed to find some cool shit on the web this week. Make yourself a coffee, grab a Tim Tam, and check this lot out.....





Don't forget to enter my Deluxe Beauty Samples Pack Giveaway as it ends tonight!

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

January Beauty Favourites




It's exciting when you find products that you fall in love with! Some of these lovelies I reach for every morning, so I really wanted to share my thoughts with you. All these products were bought whilst they were on special, because I have kickarse shopping skillz.

First up is the Bumble & Bumble Thickening Hairspray which I added to cart during the recent online Mecca sale. It's a super cute 50ml spray bottle, which is the perfect size for trying out an unfamiliar brand. I spray this into my damp roots after a hair-wash and scrunch it through whilst blowdrying. I'm happy to report it gives me a good amount of non-crunchy volume and I kind of wish I had a bigger bottle, because I'll be sad when I run out. A great find purchased during this Mecca Haul if you're interested!

My original photo, when the Max Factor Shimmer was brand spanking new.
How much I've used! And it's still soft and creamy.

Next, the Max Factor Excess Shimmer Cream Eyeshadow in Copper (see photos above). Oh My God. I love this. I've had some bad experiences with cream shadows drying out really fast (I'm talking about you, Maybelline 24 Hour Color Tattoo) but this little baby is very creamy, soft, highly blendable and smooth, with not even a hint of the formula hardening up. I've been using this pretty shimmer cream as a base over my lids every day, because it's flattering and super easy to apply. I then work a darker shade into the crease and outer edges. I really should pick this up in some other colours, because I love it that much. I got this during the Priceline 40% Off Cosmetics Sale.

The reason Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Pink Tank made my faves is predominantly because of the shade. I adore this gorgeous colour; it makes me think of watermelon for some reason! I've been sent some Sally Hansen Miracle Gel to trial before, but this is a bottle I picked up myself whilst going bonkers at the Chemist Warehouse 50% Off Makeup Sale. These are great quality gel polishes that wear well and have a shiny finish, so when they get marked down, I can't resist buying a few different shades. So pretty!

Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Pop in Berry Bomb

With the Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Pop (pictured above), I already had the shade Pink Shock, but read a few reviews where people raved about the scary-looking Berry Bomb, so I had to get it! It's a deceptive little balm, because despite looking dark purple in the bullet, it doesn't apply as solid colour, instead giving a sheer hint-of-colour finish. It's very nourishing, moisturising and super fun! I use it every day to moisturise my lips at the start of my makeup routine, then blot it off near the end to apply my chosen lippie. I also wear it around the house on weekends as it's perfect for those no-fuss, minimal makeup days!

My original photo, when this gorgeous blush was brand new and untouched.

Lastly, the oh-so-pretty Happy Booster blush from Physicians Formula in Rose. Here goes with the full name (it's a mouthful): Physicians Formula Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Blush (pictured above). Look at all those love hearts! I've been using this every single day. I love that it's nearly impossible to apply too much (which I have been known to be guilty of), since it has a subtle effect that can be gradually built up. And I love swirling my blush brush over the different shades of pink before sweeping it across my cheeks. And I love that it's flattering. This is indeed a Happy blush that Boosts my Mood!

I'm adding this post to the Fabulous And Fun Life Monday Makeup Madness Linky Party!

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What's your favourite beauty product right now?