Friday, April 20, 2012

30 Lipsticks in 30 Days: Castle

30 Lipsticks in 30 Days
Day Twenty

Day 20 already! Wow already on the home stretch of my 30 Lipsticks in 30 Days challenge! What a fun month it's been so far experimenting with different colours and giving lots of love to some of the lipsticks in my collection that don't normally see the light of day! 

Today's lipstick is for the purple princesses... it's "Castle" from the NYX collection of Round Lipsticks. For a budget lipstick (drug store brand) the colour pigment of these lipsticks is very good. There is no fragrance to these lipsticks and they do feel very heavy on the lips, but for $4 you really can't go wrong with these lipsticks. 

NYX Round Lipstick  US $4.00

NYX Round Lipstick is our classic lipstick for all-year round. The mineral-based emollient formula offers a beautiful velvet texture, saturated color and it resists wear and smudging. It’s your go-to lipstick. From Pure Nude to Pink Lyric to Chic Red, Round Lipstick is available in a jaw-dropping 126 shades.

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30 Lipsticks in 30 Days: Beach House

30 Lipsticks in 30 Days
Day Nineteen 


I normally don't wear bronze lipsticks, but I recently received this new Lip Shine from Face  of Australia in a recent Glossy Box. It's a metallic light golden bronze called Beach House. Face of Australia is also cruelty-free! 


Face of Australia Mineral Lip Shine $12.99 



FACE OF AUSTRALIA has created the perfect go-between natural lip colour - not sticky or shiny like a lip gloss and not as heavy as a lipstick.
FACE OF AUSTRALIA Mineral Lip Shine combines natural mineral pigments and hydrating ingredients for lasting moisture and colour. The silky formula contains no synthetic dyes and shades range from light sheers to thicker creams.

Benefits:

FACE OF AUSTRALIA Mineral Lip Shine is infused with natural mineral pigments to deliver radiant shine and sheer colour with no synthetic dyes. FACE OF AUSTRALIA Mineral Lip Shine contains antioxidant vitamins and skin hydrating ingredients to keep lips soft and protected. Natural sun protection filters shield lips from everyday environmental aggressors and boosts the recovery. 
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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

30 Lipsticks in 30 Days: Angel

30 Lipsticks in 30 Days
Day Eighteen 


My favourite lipstick shades to wear are baby pinks, and this lipstick is 1 of my favourite pinks! Angel by M.A.C is a frosty very pale cool toned pink. It's a few shades lighter than my skin tone so I usually like to wear this colour with smokey eyes. M.A.C lipsticks are $36 in Australia, and yes you read that price correctly - much more than in the US! This is the only M.A.C lipstick I have in my collection, at the moment, but I can say I do like the huge colour range M.A.C have! 


M.A.C Lipstick  $36.00 (Australian dollars) 


Colour plus texture for the lips. 
Stands out on the runway. 
Simmers on the street! 
What made M·A·C famous.


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Monday, April 16, 2012

30 Lipsticks in 30 Days: Inspiration



30 Lipsticks in 30 Days
Day Sixteen


So it's Monday, again! I needed a little inspiration today... So I wore Mary Kay's Beauty The Counts limited edition lipstick in Inspiration - a gorgeous medium sheer rosy pink! 


This lipstick was from the 2010 Beauty That Counts campaign which Mary Kay raises money from the sale of these lipsticks and donates to various charities that help women in need. 

Sunday, April 15, 2012

30 Lipsticks in 30 Days: Fairytale

30 Lipsticks in 30 Days
Day Fifteen 


I'm now officially half way through my 30 Lipsticks in 30 Days challenge. Wow! I've had so much fun so far designing new makeup looks each day and trying new colours. Giving all the lipsticks in my collection a lil love


Today's lipstick is a mauve berry tone from Essence called Fairytale. I have paired this lipstick with Fuchsia lip pencil from NYX for more of a pink berry look! This lipstick is really versatile because you can pair this lipstick with a berry lipliner, a pink lipliner or a neutral lipliner to change the mood and tone of this lipstick shade. 


Essence Lipstick  (Fairytale 47) 

Soft, seductive and unbelievably creamy: the popular essence lipstick is available in ten new shades just in time for spring! Thanks to the new color-coded packaging, it's super-easy to reach for your favorite color and pick the right lipstick to go with your new spring outfits.

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30 Lipsticks in 30 Days: Great Pink Planet

30 Lipsticks in 30 Days
Day Fourteen 


My 30 Lipsticks challenge would not be complete without including 1 of my all time favourite lipsticks shades. This neon milkshake pink is so bright it's illegal. 


Lime Crime Opaque Lipstick US$ 15.99
  • Great Pink Planet - pastel pink with a neon hue. 
  • Full coverage on all complexions from light to dark.  
  • Vegan and Cruelty-Free


Product Information:
http://www.limecrimemakeup.com/products/GREAT-PINK-PLANET-opaque-lipstick.html


Saturday, April 14, 2012

30 Lipsticks in 30 Days: Fame Game

30 Lipsticks in 30 Days
Day Thirteen 


For a natural pink nude, you can't go past one of my favourite prestige cruelty-free brands Benefit. Their full-finish lipsticks are rich and creamy and feel beautiful on your lips. My favourite shade is "Fame Game" - a dusty pink. 


Benefit Full-Finish Lipstick  $US 18.00   Fame Game


Your search for the perfect lipstick is over! From naughty nudes to red carpet reds, these rich, seductive full-finish lipsticks give you the coverage and color you've been longing for. This creamy formula with medium to full coverage. Leaves lips with a smooth finish. With 20 glamorous shades to choose from, you'll want them all!


Product information:
http://www.benefitcosmetics.com/product/view/full-finish-lipstick


Thursday, April 12, 2012

30 Lipsticks in 30 Days: Marilyn Red

30 Lipsticks in 30 Days
Day Twelve


Marilyn Monroe is the world most famous glamour icon. She made wearing red lipstick sexy and desirable. Her makeup artist was Ben Nye, one of Hollywood's most famous Makeup Artist. He worked with Marilyn on Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and after retiring from a professional career in makeup - he started Ben Nye cosmetics. 


Ben Nye Lipstick Marilyn Red LS 33




This shade of red, he name after Marilyn Monroe (of course) and it's a deep blue based red that's extremely long lasting and gives a semi mate finish to the lips. This red lipstick would have to be my all time favourite shade of red! 



Glamour Makeup Box Review



About 6 months ago I discovered an Australian small business that was selling these glamorous clear makeup storage boxes. I instantly fell in love, to say the least with many of their products added to on my Beauty Wish List. I started following The Makeup Box on Twitter and really enjoyed reading their tweets each day. 


I recently had the opportunity to try out their best selling Makeup Box. You may recognise this Makeup Box because it's has been featured on many episodes of Keeping Up with the Kardashians - just like the makeup storage system that Kim Kardashian uses in her bathroom! 


MakeupBoxShop - Flip Top Glamour Box (Kardashian Makeup Organizer) $153.00


Description:
Our Flip Top Makeup Organiser is the ultimate in Makeup Storage organisation. This unit is very similar to the Kardashian Makeup Organizer as seen on the TV Show Keeping up with the Kardashians." Our Kardashian Makeup Storage Organizer will store a massive makeup collection beautifully - you will be the envy of all your friends! 
The flip top section is 4cm deep, drawers two, three, four and five are 3.5cm deep and the bottom drawer measures 7 cm deep. This Makeup Organizer is a huge five drawer unit plus a flip top section making it a six compartment Makeup Organizer, one of the largest Makeup Organizers on the Australian market. 





I also love the Lipstick Stand from MakeupBoxShop. I love Lipstick and have so many it's great to have a place to store my lipsticks and lip glosses so I can see them easily.  


MakeupBoxShop - Lipstick Stand $14.00 




Description:
This lipstick stand holds up to 24 lipsticks and is a great product to accompany your makeup organizer or just by itself. Stores your lipsticks easily and looks great. It is made from clear acrylic. 


Buy online: http://www.themakeupboxshop.com/products/lipstick-stand


Makeup Box Shop links:
Official: themakeupboxshop.com
Facebook: Facebook.com/makeupboxshop
Twitter: Twitter.com/themakeupboxau




Check out my video review of TheMakeupBoxShop: 



Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6IAG0g2jaE

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

30 Lipsticks in 30 Days: Airy Fairy

30 Lipsticks in 30 Days
Day Eleven


For a natural look on a budget this lipstick is perfect. Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Airy Fairy (070) is my favourite shade from Rimmel, for a gorgeous rosy pink nude. It's a very natural colour just a few shades darker than my skintone. It's not too nude and not too pink, it's just the perfect colour! 


The lipstick packaging is very boring, not appealing at all. There is also not much product compared to the size of other lipsticks, but as the old saying goes you get what you pay for! 



Blonde Ambition: Another Hair Update

Blonde Ambition 
April Hair Update


Today I had the pleasure of spending a few hours at a local hair salon with 1 of my favourite hair dressers. I got a rich red/brown colour (6.4) put through the underneath section of my hair. I really like having the contrast between the light and the dark colours it gives my hair dimension. 


I asked my youtube subscribers to vote last month on what colour they would like to see me put through the lower section of my hair. Well I am pleased to say that many people did vote for my favourite which was the red. Alot of people voted for blonde too, but I felt going back to all blonde would have been a little more maintenance in the long run. 


I hope you all like the final result! 


Blonde Ambition: April Hair Update

watch video on youtube.com 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

30 Lipsticks in 30 Days: Sweet Tart

30 Lipsticks in 30 Days
Day 10


I am now a third of the way through my Lipstick Challenge! For my 10th lipstick I'm wearing one of my new beauty obsessions - Revlon Lip Butters! 


Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter  Sweet Tart
  • Buttery balm + shiny colour 
  • Buttery balm with beautiful shiny colour to give you baby soft, healthy glowing lips
  • 94% of women felt lips were softer, smoother, and instantly hydrated. 
  • Hydrating mango butter, shea and coconut butter formula boosts lip moisture by 156%
  • Pampering gel formula provides super charged hydration and glides on lips buttery smooth 
  • sheer to medium colour with buttery shine
  • available in 20 luscious shades
Product information: 

Monday, April 9, 2012

30 Lipsticks in 30 Days: Candy Pink

30 Lipsticks in 30 Days
Day Nine


Candy Bling!
For today's bright pop of colour I created this fun pink lip look using some of my favourite Revlon lip products.


Today's Lipstick Love look:
  • Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Candy Pink (008)
  • Revlon Just Bitten Lipstain + Balm in Passion 
  • Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Pink Pop
  • Model Co lipliner in Pomegranate 


This lipstick combination is featured in my Sweetheart Makeup Tutorial:


Watch Video on Youtube.com

30 Lipsticks in 30 Days: Soft Nude

30 Lipsticks in 30 Days
Day Eight


This lipstick by Revlon would have to be one of my all time favourite nude shades. It's a classic creamy pale peachy nude, perfect for the ultra sexy nude lips. 


Today I paired this look with smokey silver and navy eyeshadow for a pretty Sunday autumn afternoon at the beach. 






Revlon Colorburst Lipstick (Soft Nude 070)

  • Elasticolor™ - technology hugs lips with a burst of virtually weightless color
  • Innovative formula provides a high-pigment colour release in just one swipe
  • Film-forming polymers for longer wear and lip conditioning
  • Moisturisers and anti-oxidants, including Sweet Almond Oil to improve lip texture
  • Available in 15 shades
product info:
http://products.revlon.com.au/lips/fashion-shades#


Lauren Reviews Revlon's Colorburst Lipsticks: 

Sunday, April 8, 2012

30 Lipsticks in 30 Days: Free Love

30 Lipsticks in 30 Days
Day Seven


One of my all time favourite pale nude pink lipsticks is by Too Faced cosmetics, it's called Free Love. The texture is really creamy and light and the pearlised shimmer is beautiful matched with smokey eyes for the perfect blonde bombshell look. 


TOO FACED Lip of Luxury Champagne Essence Lipstick  (Free Love)





Luxurious, long-wearing lipsticks come in 18 shimmering, sparkling and classic matte shades with serious staying power. Drenched in shea butter, rich color, and diamond shine, our exclusive silky smooth formula smoothes out fine lines and creases while it pampers your lips with a flavorful moisture surge of pure champagne essences. 

  • Pigment-Rich: One stroke is all you need to deliver the perfect amount for rich color payoff. 
  • Jewel Case Chic: Ultra-feminine tube is a jewel, topped with a sparkling rhinestone accent as the ultimate touch of luxe.


More product information:
https://www.toofaced.com/p-501-lip-of-luxury-champagne-essence-lipstick.aspx?


For my look today I have paired my Free Love Lipstick with my favourite "Natural" lipliner by NYX. 


PART 3: 30 Lipsticks in 30 Days video

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Friday, April 6, 2012

30 Lipsticks in 30 Days: Think Pink

30 Lipsticks in 30 Days
Day Six


Pink Power for Fitness Friday! After enjoying a great workout this morning I put on my pink Everlast t-shirt for a casual pastel pink look. 


For day 6 of my 30 Lipsticks in 30 Days challenge I am wearing my new favourite pink lipstick obsession. Think Pink by Wet and Wild. 




Wet and Wild Mega Last Lip Color 


Lips take center stage! This 4-hour, longwearing lip color leaves a semi-matte, crème finish in one stroke. Glides on easily with rich, velvety color that doesn't cake, feather, or bleed. Made with hydrating skin-care ingredients: Hyaluronic Microspheres provide extraordinary adhesion to lips, an exclusive polymer complex offers cushion-like feel and texture, and natural marine plant extracts Coenzyme Q10 and Vitamins A and E help smooth lips.


My Lipstick Love combination today:
  • Wet and Wild Mega Last Lip Color in Think Pink (901B)
  • Prestige Lipliner in LOVE (207)
  • NYX Megashine Lipstick in Salsa 
More Mega Last lipstick information can be found on the Wet and Wild website

Thursday, April 5, 2012

30 Lipsticks in 30 Days: Whipped Berries

5th day of my Lipstick challenge it's time for a little berry sparkle! Today's lipstick is Whipped Berries by Mary Kay. 


Mary Kay Creme Lipstick  $27  

Deep, delicious shades of wild berries are ripened with a sheer frost - just the right hint of steaming sparkle - just one of the many glamorous shades from the Mary Kay® Creme Lipstick collection. The long-wearing, stay-true colour glides on with a lightweight, creamy texture for maximum colour impact that lasts. Plus, it won’t feather or bleed. It’s even enhanced with vitamin E and a vitamin C derivative to help defend against wrinkle-causing free radicals. And it’s enriched with emollients and moisturisers, providing a veil of protection against moisture loss. Fragrance-free with a hint of vanilla flavour, the lipstick is perfect for combining with Mary Kay Lip Liner and NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss. 

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30 Lipsticks in 30 Days: Coquette


30 Lipsticks in 30 Days
Day Four




My look for Day 4 is orange shimmer eyes with nude lips, a very natural look for me. My all time favourite "nude" lipstick is Coquette from Lime Crime. 


Lime Crime Opaque Lipstick  US$15.99 Vegan + Cruelty-Free


Lime Crime describes Coquette as pale peachy-nude. The pigment of these lipsticks is out-of-this-world! 
Coquette
"a woman who flirts"

Product Info:



 
I first blogged about Coquette last August when I first bought it from LimeCrimeMakeup.com. Read more here

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

30 Lipsticks in 30 Days: Hess

30 Lipsticks in 30 Days
Day Three


Today's look is silver and black smokey eyes with nude lips! One of my favourite nude lipsticks is by Napoleon Perdis. The DeVine Goddess Lipstick collection is stunning and this shade "Hess" is a rosy nude creme which gives a very pretty natural look to the lips. 


Napoleon Perdis DeVine Goddess Lipstick  (RRP $35)

From subtle to sassy, DeVine Goddess empowers you with sophisticated and chic colours. This signature series is enriched with herbal extracts and antioxidants to pamper your pout - leaving lips colour saturated for seduction. Transcend to timeless beauty with DeVine Goddess. 


Product info:
http://napoleonperdis.com/aus/makeup/lips/lipstick/devine-goddess-lipstick.html


Lipstick Love for Day 3:

  • Napoleon Perdis DeVine Goddess Lipstick in Hess
  • Napoleon Perdis Lipliner in Sand
  • Napoleon Perdis Luminous Lip Veil in Sienna Shimmer

Monday, April 2, 2012

30 Lipsticks in 30 Days: Airborne Unicorn

30 Lipsticks in 30 Days
Day Two

Today it's Jersey style.... with a Snooki poof in my hair, loose curls, purple lipstick, large hoop earrings... well really the only thing I'm missing is the black smokey eyes. 


My all time favourite purple lipstick is Airborne Unicorn by Lime Crime makeup. Lime Crime describe this colour as a medium violet-purple with a neon note. 


Lime Crime Opaque Lipstick $US15.99   Vegan + Cruelty-Free


Airborne Unicorn
Product Information:
http://www.limecrimemakeup.com/products/AIRBORNE-UNICORN-opaque-lipstick.html


My Dreamy Lavender look featuring Airborne Unicorn Lipstick:

Sunday, April 1, 2012

30 Lipsticks in 30 Days: JIVE

30 Lipsticks in 30 Days
Day One


I am starting the 30 Lipsticks in 30 Days challenge. The rules are simple just wear a different lipstick each day for 30 days. I am documenting my Lipstick Love Challenge on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and via this Beauty Blog. 


For day one I decided to wear my favourite lipstick from 2011. Colour Inject Mineral Lipstick in "Jive" from Australis. 


 


AUSTRALIS Colour Inject Mineral Lipstick  "Jive"   (RRP$12.95)

  • Long lasting, moisturising and nourishing lip colour. 
  • It’s an injection of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. 
  • Contains Kakadu plum which is the world’s highest known source of Vitamin C
Active Ingredients
Vitamin E: Powerful antioxidant, moisturises and enhances skin smoothness
UV filters: Absorb, reflect, scatter and block ultraviolet radiation
Peptides: Stimilate cells to produce collagen. Smoothing, defining and moisturising qualities
Kakadu plum: Contains vitamin C aiding in the formation of collagen. Soothing and antiseptic properties
Mica: provides a natural luminosity and soft silky feel
Titanium dioxide: Good covering power and natural sun protection

For more information I have a product review of the Colour Inject Mineral Lipsticks.


  

REVIEW: Macadamia Natural Oil



It's been such a long time since I have found a product that I have really enjoyed using on my hair. It's seems as if it's a constant mission to find that perfect product range. Well I think I have finally found the secret to beautiful hair. The Macadamia Natural Oil range is my new holy grail hair care system and has made a huge improvement to the quality of my hair. 


In this review and product demonstration video, I talk about the 3 products that I have been using from the range.


Macadamia Natural Oil: 

  • Healing Oil Treatment 
  • Rejuvenating Shampoo
  • Deep Repair Masque 
  • Healing Oil Infused Comb



Product Information from MacadamiaHair.com



Rejuvenating Shampoo is designed to add moisture and protection to all hair types and is excellent for dry, damaged hair.
  • sulfate and paraben free
  • gently cleanses chemically treated, damaged hair
  • replenishes moisture with no heavy build-up
  • builds protection from harsh daily environmental elements

Deep Repair Masque is a hair reconstructor that will penetrate and rebuild damaged hair for improved shine and elasticity.

  • combines Macadamia and Argan oils with chamomile oil, aloe and algae extract
  • deep nourishment and long-lasting conditioning
  • ultra-conditioning hair reconstruction
Healing Oil Treatment is a therapeutic hair oil perfect for all hair types and is especially beneficial to dry, damaged hair.
  • intense nourishment for tangle and frizz free hair
  • hair that is ultra-smooth, manageable & shiny
  • natural UV protection extends the life of color treatments
  • reduced drying time by an amazing 40-50%
Healing Oil Infused Comb blends our Healing Oil Treatment with a specially formulated resin for a detangler infused with our special oil.
  • hassle-free nourishment and tangle maintenance
  • detangles hair while adding shine and smoothness
  • oil treatment benefits with no residue on your hands
  • provides even distribution of Healing Oil Treatment

Macadamia Natural Oil™ products meld the lightweight and nutrient-rich properties of Macadamia nut and Argan seed oils to revitalize even the most problem hair, nourishing from root to tip for effortless health and beauty.

 

Macadamia Natural Oil is Cruelty-Free. They do not test their products on animals. 

Official website: www.macadamiahair.com

VIDEO Macadamia Natural Oil Review + Hair Demo: