Reviews

Vaseline Intensive Care Spray Moisturiser Review

A spray moisturiser you might ask? Say hello to the Vaseline Intensive Care Moisturiser! I’m definitely guilty of being lazy in the body care department so I was up for anything that would make my post-shower routine a little easier. There are three different types of this one of a kind product – Dry Skin Repair, Cocoa Glow and Aloe Smooth. So far I have only tried Dry Skin Repair as I was on the hunt for a basic fragrance free moisturiser and this was the best out of three.collage
At first it felt like I was applying sunscreen, which didn’t exactly give me the best first impression. However I decided to still give it ago, and let’s just say the idea of spraying on your moisturiser grew on me, it seemed to make moisturising… enjoyable? I have far too much fun with this product but it is definitely an incentive for me to keep up with the oh so tedious task of moisturising daily. This moisturiser is quick drying and non sticky, which avoids the dreaded task of walking around aimlessly waiting to dry before getting changed. The 360 degree spray allows for reaching those hard to get places, with the product being dispensed onto the skin lightly and evenly. If you’re interested in a heavy duty moisturiser then this is not for you, however if you’re on the look out for one to be used everyday then I would recommend this. It comes with a price tag of $9.99, which although isn’t too expensive I feel you’re paying a bit extra for the fact that it’s in a spray bottle and is different to other moisturisers on the market. If you’re not fussed about the spray component, I would suggest you go for something like the Vaseline Total Moisturiser Dry Skin that’ll give you a better deal. The Total Moisturiser is currently half price at Priceline for $5.79 for a 750mL bottle.

Overall I am quite happy with this product and will continue to use it, however I will probably be more inclined to try something different next as it’s not something I would race back to buy. I love the innovative idea and think it’s a great way to encourage looking after your skin.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this product if you’ve tried it!

Sarah x

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Mani Monday: Essie Big Spender

With winter fast approaching here in Australia I thought it would be appropriate to treat myself to a perfect cold-weather nail polish.

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I decided on an Essie Nail Polish in Big Spender (that name sounds like something I would refer to myself as) from H&M in Sweden, who knew H&M sold lots of makeup goodies as well as great clothes!

I have tried out Essie Nail Polishes before but this one is by far my favourite. The formula seems to be a lot better than the others, and the colour is just gorgeous. The only way I can think to describe it as is a pink magenta with violet undertones.

After applying two coats that seems to be enough to achieve the desired colour, and on top I used the OPI Top Coat which I find works well. The major problem I have with Essie Nail Polishes is that they don’t wear very well. After around 3 days there is noticeable chipping – especially with darker colours. This is disappointing especially considering the price, however the colours are just too pretty to resist.

Overall, I was very impressed with this colour as my past experiences with Essie haven’t been that great. I’ll definitely have to look into trying out some more colours, let me know if you have any suggestions below.

Sarah x

Review: Stila In The Light Palette

I’ve had my baby, and by baby I mean the Stila In The Light Palette, for a good six months now. What a wonderful six months that has been. After eyeing it off for a while I finally caved and purchased the palette off www.beautybay.com for around $44. The palette consists of 10 gorgeous neutrals, featuring the famous kitten shadow. Also included with the palette is the Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner in Damsel, which is a matte chocolate brown colour.

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The packaging is compact, light and perfect for travelling. It’s a rose gold colour so it fits in nicely with the neutral theme. The palette has a magnetic lid and inside there is a nice sized mirror, which is an added bonus.

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As you can see, this palette is well used and well loved, especially kitten.

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At first I wasn’t that impressed with the pigmentation of the shadows, particularly bare and bliss. After playing around with it I have found the colours that work best for me which means I don’t tend to use every colour in the palette. My favourites are kitten, bubbly, sunset and sandstone. If I’m doing a smoky eye then ebony is perfect for a slight touch of black in the crease. What first drew me to this palette were the beautiful shimmery golden colours that are perfect for a neutral eye.

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Kitten all over the lid, bliss in the crease, Sunset & Sandstone in the outer corners, Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Liner in Black on the upper lashline, Stila Smudge Stick in Damsel as an eyeliner in the waterline

When applying the shadows you will find that the shimmery/lighter colours are more opaque and the darker matte shadows need to be built up, which makes for a very full proof look.

My final thoughts on Stila In The Light are that it is worth the money if you’re looking for a go to neutral palette. The kitten shadow alone is around $18, so for an extra $26 you get 9 more eyeshadows and a brown eyeliner. If you’re into extremely opaque, bright colours then this isn’t the palette for you but if you’re a neutral girl like me you need this in your life. Currently on beautybay the palette is on sale for $38.10AUD, so what are you waiting for!

I’d love to hear your thoughts below if you’ve tried it, or if you’ve chosen to pass on it.

Sarah x