Monday, September 22, 2008

An update from ME.

So this is just a little personal blog. I will be away for two weeks, I leave on SAturday.
Im going to Hawaii and LA for two weeks with my family and wont be able to post much, but when I come back there will be some BIG changes to my blog.

Expect videos, more product reviews, and maybe if anyone is interested a HUGE haul from all the stuff I will be buying. I've been saving up big time and I will be treating myself! I might also post some photos from my travels and start posting more stuff about myself.

I will try to get a few product reviews up before I leave but I'm gonna be SUPER busy for the next week with wrapping up all my university work!

Hope everyone is good and leave me some comments to let me know what you guys WANNA SEE!!!


Friday, September 19, 2008

Product Spotlight

Nivea Visage: Extra Gentle Eye Makeup Remover

This stuff is the business! The picture is the new packaging, I think they only recently switched the packaging over so it might look a little different when you buy it buts its the same product.

I have tried TONNES of makeup removers and this one is still the one I think works the best for the price.
It is super gentle, doesn't sting the eyes at all and it's not greasy like alot of makeup removers are.
It also really works! It gets all your makeup off and leaves your eye feeling fresh and clean and not like you just poured oil or alcohol on your face.

For the price I think this is one of the best makeup removers in the market, which is nice cause you can afford to buy two! I keep one at home and one at my boyfriends and never have to be worries about getting caught with panda eyes in the morning, if I drove I would keep it in my car! You also get quite a lot of product so it lasts a while but it deffinitley goes a long way.

I love the packaging because hole that the actual product comes out of is the perfect size for you to stick in a cotton bud (q-tip) squeeze on the bottle to coat the tip and then you have precise control for touchups or removal!

Product: 5/5
Packaging: 4/5
Value for Money: 5/5

Nivea Visage Extra Gentle Eye Makeup Remover retails for $9 for 125ml

Monday, September 15, 2008

Hair Aware

Ojon Hair: Hydrating Styling Cream

I am not as Hair product obsessed as I am for other beauty products, I put it down to my first job at a hair salon being more on the side of slave labour, but I really dig Ojon. 

This cream has little brown flecks in it which contain the Ojon, you basically squirt some in your palm, rub your hands together for a bit and then use it to style your hair. It has really good staying power, I use it to give my hair more volume through the back and smooth pieces in the front and it works a treat! It also smells really good but not like candy like lots of hair products.

I also really like it because it doesn't leave my hair feeling like its got product in it, it feels natural, not stiff or greasy which is quite rare for a hair product. It's also got a bit of the double whammy factor because while you can use it as a styling cream it also acts as a leaving in hydrating cream which is really nice to take away some of the damage if you are straightening or blow drying your hair.

Product Rating: 4/5
Packaging: 4/5
Value for Money: 3.5/5

Ojon Hair products are available at David jones in Australia and Sephora in the US.
The Hydrating Styling Cream retails for $30(US) and $37 (AUD) for 4.3 fl. oz.

Beauty Faves!

Lucas Paw Paw Ointment

I Love Lucas Paw Paw Ointment! In a tub or the tube I don't care; I love it all! I use it everywhere, on my lips, face, eyelashes, bites, cuts, bruises, burns, dry skin, my toast (not really but you get that point)

The packaging tells me that its made from "fermented papaya" which sounds sort of gross and probably should have been left off. It has no odour, fruity or otherwise and is super conditioning! In my humble opinion this is a better lip conditioner than the Laura Mercier Lip Silk which people rave about but that I bought and thought "hmm seems like overpriced Lucas". Lucas Paw Paw has a similar texture to the LM lip silk, sort of like a creamier Carmex.

Seriously Lucas Paw Paw is the business and if you don't have it you should and then you will think "How have i lived my life without this for so long, thanks so much Beauty Fill!" and I will smile knowing that I have done my job

Product Rating: 5/5
Packaging: 3/5
Value for Money: 100/5 (no joke that's how good it is)

Lucas Paw Paw Ointment retails for around $5 (AUD & US) for 25g

Product Spotlight

NARS: The Multiple in Copacabana

I picked up my first one of these a couple of weeks ago from Mecca Cosmetica (I love Mecca but that is a whole other post) because I had heard so much about them online.

I picked the most neutral shade which is Copacabana, it is a nude colour with pink pearls. initially I was a bit sceptical about how well it would work because the product itself comes in a  stick like a big lipstick, i couldn't imagine rubbing it all over myself.

Although it is called "The Multiple" I could only find two uses for the product, perhaps other shades are more versatile. It works really well as a highlighter; use the edge of the product to highlight the areas on your face that the sun would naturally hit, such as the bridge of your nose and your cheekbones, and then blend it in well with your finger or a Kabuki brush. You could also use it on your decolletage for a nice touch on a night out.

I also used it as an eyeshadow base which was nice because it is quite sheer but has a buildable coverage and it didn't crease.

I couldn't help but think how nice this would look on your skin after a day in the sun, you would just glow! Like down the front of your legs to make them pop when there nice and tanned, yowza!

Overall I think it is a nice product and would love to try some of the other shades!

Product Rating: 3.5/5
Packaging: 3.5/5 (the rubberized compacts NARS makes always show dirt so fast!)
Value for Money: 1/5 (but better in the Us)

 Nars the Multiple retails for $85.00 (AUD)/ $37.00 (US) for 14grams

Sunday, September 14, 2008

First Post!

Hi All!

First a bit about me - My name is Hannah and I'm a nineteen year old student that lives in Sydney, Australia.

I have no formal makeup training but I have a huge interest and a passion for makeup and beauty. My favourite makeup brands (and probably the ones I will talk about most often) are MAC, Nars and Stila, although I consider myself to be an equal opportunity makeup user and the makeup I use is in no way limited to these brands. Basically I love finding great products that get me excited about waking up and putting on my face.

I don't only love makeup but beauty products in general, from moisturizer to sunscreen, nail polis to shampoo, my aim is to deliver information about products that might not be the cheapest OR the most exspensive but that WORK!!

So let someone else do the dirty work and READ ON!!

Untill Next Blog