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Top Ten Lip Products for 2013

Merry Christmas! This post should really be titled Top Ten Lipsticks but as I rarely wear them I'll just expand the category. So, in no particular order... Revlon Lip Butters I shouldda done a whole overview on this line for the amount of these that I bought. Anyho, you can see me singing their praises in this video. p.s. I'm really loving 'Pink Truffle' now. L'Oreal Colour Riche Balm Still on the sheer lip colour craze I gravitated to the L'Oreal version of the lip butters...and loved it. Jolie Cosmetics - Matte Raspberry #TeamModen is always raving about Jolie Cosmetics, that's why we've purchased  so many of their products  for ourselves and to share with you. It's absolutely no secret about my affection for Matte Raspberry. Jolie Cosmetics haul at  BMEX Matte Raspberry M.A.C Pro Longwear Lip Pencils If you are intimidated by bright lipsticks or hate the hassle of maintaining

Top Ten Brushes for 2013

Hands down, brushes have been the most expensive things I have purchased this year. Starting with Hakuhodo and ending with  Marc Jacobs  ( neither of which I have used yet so they're not on this list ). As  Wayne Goss  said, you can still achieve great looks with inexpensive makeup if you have the right tools. You gotta know by now that my focus is usually on achieving flawless skin so this will feature primarily face brushes. Here are a few of my splurges and steals. e.l.f Powder Brush I literally  just told you  that this brush was one of my standouts for the year. I'm impressed that e.l.f can make such a good brush at that price. Available from iMart and  Get Set posted on our  Facebook page  December 28, 2012 Louise Young Super Blusher Brush LY06 In my hunt for the perfect blush brush I purchased this one and I was not disappointed. This brush not only blends out highly pigmented blushes to perfection but it also layers softer/lesser pigment ones to g

A Few Of My Favourite Things

T'is the Season! We hope you're enjoying this special time of year. If anyone has any good black cake at their house just let me know when to swing by. Our Christmas give-away will be hosted on our  Facebook page , you can see the rules Heidi posted on her  Instagram  account yesterday. We wanted you to have a chance to try some of the products we've been raving about all year. Here are my picks:   NYX Black Label lipstick 'Sand', e.l.f Powder Brush, Milani Baked Blush 'Red Vino'. M.A.C Prep+Prime Highlighter 'Peach Lustre', NYX retractable eye liner 'Cashmere' (waterproof) and Orly Nail Lacquer Thinner You've seen how much  nail polish  I couldn't resist this year; it's always handy to have a thinner and this nozzle opening makes it very easy to dispense the product. Sand is still my favourite nude lipstick. For sure you remember me raving about this brush in our  YouTube  videos. It blends foundati

Top Blushes for 2013 (Lucinda's picks)

As the year draws to a close prepare for the onslaught of "Top..." whatever whatever whatever videos on YouTube. I'm just getting the ball rolling. If you follow me on  keek ,  Instagram  or keep up with our  Facebook  page you know that blush and concealer are constantly fighting for top spot in my heart. The following are the top cheek colours I've enjoyed for the year; in no particular order. Milani Minerals in 'Sunset Beach' Tried and true. You've heard me rave about how gorgeous burnt orange looks on our complexion, this gives that look. Make-up Designory 'Pumpkin' Same burnt orange theme, this one is just a smidge brighter. Sleek Blush by 3 'Sugar' Errrrrrrrrmahgad ! If you love to layer blushes you need this in your life. 'Flame' is gorgeous too . Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush 'Tipsy' I sang its praises in this  video , go check it out. Milani Baked Powder Blus

Why I Have Fallen Out Of Lust With M.A.C

Breathe Mafia. Breathe. Don't put the hit out on me just yet. As you can see from  this post  I still love M.A.C. So just hear me out. The boys would tell you, I'm usually either totally infatuated or completely disinterested...yet with M.A.C I'm somewhere in between. *cue music* Every time I thought that was that, they call me right back/Man they call me right back/Oh no! 10 points if you know that song. To be fair, I have to say I'm out of lust with the brand. You know, that gotta have it feeling. I used to be that customer spending $400+ at every Christmas launch but for the last two holiday collections I haven't purchased a thing. That doesn't mean I don't still spend my money there. As you can tell from our give-aways  this year, I clearly do; but I certainly shop a lot more wisely than I did three to four years ago. Here's why: posted on our  Facebook  page January 11, 2013 Knowledge IS power When I "graduated" from shop

Letting Go

From my  last post  in this series you get the idea of what's going on here. The more products I purchase to review, the more I can't be bothered with things that don't work/aren't what I expected. Here are the most recent offenders: Casualty : Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Darkspot Treatment Reason : 'Medium/Deep' ain't fuh me Available from Collins Anti bacterial sponge tip applicator What's worst, the undertone of the product makes it look extremely ashy on dark skin. Just to give you a colour comparison: posted on our  Facebook  page June 19, 2013 Yeah, ridiculous. Casualty : NYX Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer 'Orange' Reason : Doesn't "sink in" to the skin well Available from Exotica Makeup and Extensions The colour is great for correcting dark under eye circles but I just can't get this texture to mesh with my skin. Maybe it's my eye creams, maybe the