Wednesday, 27 June 2012

StrawberryNET haul came!

In a twist of fate this morning, I managed to wake up and get dressed precisely five minutes before my doorbell rang. The happy little post lady gave me the box and I literally shuddered with excitement...which is pretty sad. The only other thing in life that makes me this happy is ballet. I understand that this is also another sad piece of information.

If you've never heard of StrawberryNET before, here's the lowdown. It's basically a discount website for all things cosmetics. It has many wicked brands, however it only stocks SOME products, not all. If you're like me and check the site daily, you can pick up some good stuff. They even send you free gifts and give you extra discounts depending on how many items you purchase. AND free shipping world-wide!

So after a lot of ohhhh and ahhhhhh here's what I got...




From left: Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler, NARS Blush in Deep Throat, NARS Blush in Sin, Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer, MAC Eye Kohl in Fascinating, NARS Eyeliner Pencil in Mambo, Calvin Klein Delicious Light Glistening Lip Gloss in Pearly Peach*, MAC Lip Glass in Russian Red

 *I got this for free

I'm so excited to try this out! I was going to post a look with some of the colours, but my skin is looking absolutely mental at the moment. Will get it up in the next week, I promise, along with some swatches too. Please let me know what you think of StrawberryNET, or if there are any other sites that you use to buy cosmetics.

Until next time x 

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

And we're off and racing...

Hello inter webs! My name is Kristen and I love to learn. I mostly love to learn about all things makeup and cosmetics. I have been working around cosmetics for about five years now, but I am no professional. I pick up new tips and tricks everyday! I wanted to create THIS space (right here) to learn some more, and hopefully share some things with you guys. So feel free to teach me things and comment!!

RANDOM FACT. Did you know that some eyeshadow and blush colours are made using crushed up beetles and bugs?? I learnt this the other day and it absolutely freaked my freak! Not really sure how I feel about that to be honest.

To get me off and racing, I thought I'd share some recent purchases of mine that have also been freaking my freak...

First off...





THEY'RE REAL MASCARA by BENEFIT

This is my favourite mascara at the moment and it has been a real headache trying to find one that doesn't crack onto my cheeks. The brush on this is super cool because it's almost like a tiny ball at the end. You can really get into those fine lashes. It lengthens and makes my lashes the blackest black..
AND NO CRACKING!
It was a fairly pricey mascara, coming in at $38, but it is worth the price tag in this case. Very impressive!













CREAM BLUSH from ILLAMASQUA

A few weeks ago, I visited an Illamasqua counter and thanks to the lovely sales assistant there, I now have a crush on cream blushes. I don't really like to powder my skin that much, and this leaves an amazing dewy finish on my cheekbones that I really love. The colours I have are Promise (left) which is a candy pink and Libido (right) a beautiful bright orange. These are easy to apply with the swipe of a finger and can be used as a lip tint too. These come in a $42, but have really opened my world to cream blush..
Well I guess I'll leave it there for today. Sorry for the dodgy photography skills here, I hope to get better one day. I should be receiving a lovely package from StrawberryNet very shortly, so I will be back to update on that. Happy reading blogosphere x