Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Colourful Ulta3 Mini Haul!

I have been itching for a haul lately, in particular a really large Lush one, but I picked up some pretty Ulta3 stuff in the meantime, basically to quell the incessant urge to spend. No, I do not need nail polish. Of course I don't. But rifling through the Ulta3 nail polish bin is the closest I will get to touching a rainbow, and at only $2 a bottle, who gives a fuck? Besides, the promotional sign said spend $10 on Ulta3 and get a free 250ml Nailpolish Remover. It goes without saying that the sales assistant knew nothing of this deal and had never seen this sign before in her entire life. Of course she hadn't. By all means, let me explain your offer that you display prominently in your place of employment to you. Please.

So for the grand cost of $10.95, I got:
Sahara Rose lipstick
Carrot Top nail colour
Strawberry Sundae nail colour
Blossom Fever nail colour
Hearts Desire nail colour
Nailpolish Remover (Free!)

What have you bought lately?

Friday, October 10, 2014

REVIEW: Skin Doctors EyeTuck

Skin Doctors say: "Reduce under eye bags without surgery! Containing Eyeseryl, a tetra peptide, this cosmeceutical strength formula has been designed to painlessly reduce the appearance of puffy bags in just weeks. Eyetuck will give your under eyes a smooth, tighter appearance whilst also conditioning and moisturising the delicate eye area."

EyeTuck contains Shea Butter to moisturise, Apricot Oil to revitalise dry or ageing skin and Eyeseryl (Tetrapeptide-5) that drains and decongests water that has pooled in the under-eye region.

My Experience and Thoughts
I've been using this 'anti-bag technology' eye cream since the beginning of September, and to say I'm impressed with the results would be an understatement. I saw a dramatic improvement in the first few days of use, and my results have stayed consistent ever since. I was completely fed up with continuous puffiness and bags under my eyes, so I started looking into products that might be able to help. I hit up my local Priceline and bought a couple of SkinVitals Masks (Eye Brighten Anti-Dark Circles Brightening Invigorating Cloth Eye Treatment Mask - I also suffer from dark circles! and SkinVitals Eye Lift Anti-Puffiness Anti-Wrinkle Firming Cloth Eye Treatment Mask - I've yet to try either of these) and Skin Doctors EyeTuck, which I was quite sceptical of, but at the same time, desperate for anything to work! I had grown to despise my under-eye area, which has a few fine lines and dark shadows, both of which I can disguise with various creams and concealers, but most worryingly, ridiculous puffiness resulting in eyebags which I just couldn't reduce, no matter what I tried. This cream really seems to 'drain' the liquid, leaving my under eye area looking flatter, tighter and less puffy, which results in a younger overall appearance.

Skin Doctors EyeTuck can be worn under makeup, and really, what's the point if it can't! I want a treatment product that will reduce my bags during the day, when I'm out and about, with my makeup on. So it needs to be something that doesn't rub off as soon as I apply concealer, and thankfully this doesn't happen. I would highly recommend anyone with puffiness or eyebags giving this a go.

This lightweight, easily-absorbed cream will not reduce the appearance of fine lines or dark circles, however it does do as it claims (for me, anyway!), and that is to "reduce under eye bags without surgery". Keep in mind, though, that results may vary from person to person, so this product may not work wonders for everyone.

* impressive results, significantly decreasing my eyebags and puffiness
* can be worn under makeup
* absorbs quickly and easily
* comfortable, lightweight formula
* pump packaging means it's sanitary and hygienic

* expensive at $49.95 RRP (although you can usually get it discounted)
* can't see when the product is low and you're about to run out
* it doesn't address other under-eye concerns, such as dark circles or fine lines

$49.95 RRP (15 ml bottle) from the Skin Doctors website, however you can get it on special from Priceline and Chemist Warehouse for a lot cheaper. I paid $35 for mine from Priceline.

Priceline, Chemist Warehouse, Terry White Chemists, Chemmart and other selected chemists.

Disclaimer:  I bought this product with my own money. All opinions are my own.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Furless Grunge Manicure!

I won't ramble on too much because I caught my son's virus, so now I'm sick, too. Two Birthdays ruined now, woe is me, and so on and so forth. Anyway, right now I'm wearing Furless nail lacquer in Grunge. It's a very dark green, but it comes off as black in these photos, because I've been too sick to leave the house for some actual sunlight (where it may have appeared greener). Also, this is two coats. I applied a second coat to even it out, however in the future with this polish I will just apply one thicker coat, so the green hue can be picked up.

Products Used:
Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream
Furless nail lacquer in Grunge*
Max Factor Nailfinity Glossy Top Coat

I don't wear dark nail colours all that often, but I must say, I love this modern, sexy look. Other polishes in the cheekily-named Furless Grunge range are Rogue (grey), Trashy (dark red) and Bitch (black). Hehe.

Disclaimer: The Furless Grunge range of polishes were provided for consideration. I did not receive any payment. All opinions are my own.