NARS, MAC & YSL Haul!

Hello everyone! I’ve been buying quite a few things online and picked up a couple of things from Mecca Maxima! If you follow me in Instagram you may have already seen a sneak peak!

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The first thing I have is a YSL Glossy Stain, this is in the shade #7 Corail Aquatique! I am not usually a fan if coral shades haha, I’m not sure how this ones gonna go!

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Next I have some of my favourite goodies, NARS! From NARS I have a sharpener, Foundation, Multiple & Cream Blush!

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And lastly some MAC stuff! I got 5 lipsticks and a concealer (not pictured)

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For some swatches you can check out my video! Although I’ll be reviewing all of them over the next few weeks!

xx Amanda

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Orange Lips Alert! Innoxa Matte Lipstick in Tangerine & Invisible Lip Liner!

Hey everyone! If you already have Instagram you will already know how many competitions are held on there! So I entered an Innoxa competition, all you have to do is repost a picture to have a chance of winning, and I won!

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For anyone who doesn’t know, Innoxa was created in France in 1920. The brand prides itself by being hypo-allergenic and good for your face! The products are also paraben free & not tested on animals, yay! Innoxa is stocked in Myer, Priceline and various pharmacies in Australia and also in New Zealand.

So today my little package arrived with a letter stating what I have won and some pretty, colorful pictures, so many pretty colours… Back to what I was saying…

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The first product I have here is the Invisible Lip Shaper. According to the Innoxa website the Invisible Lip Shaper softens and contours the lips and can also be used as a lip primer. I’m super happy about this product because I don’t own a lip primer! I also like that this can be worn under any shade I like! The Invisible Lip Shaper has a baby pink pearlescent tube, the packaging is really pretty!

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The Invisible Lip Primer makes the lips appear matte, the texture is like a combination of soft wax and a balm! I really like the way it makes my lips look! I can’t really capture that in a photo since it is invisible, of course.

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And now for the best bit, new lipstick! I’m a serious lipstick hoarder and this lipstick is the reason I entered the competition! So here I have the Summer Matte Lipstick in the shade Tangerine! Innoxa Summer Matte Lipsticks contain Jojoba oil and vitamins C & E which will be great for my lips!

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The colour is no joke, it is seriously Tangerine, it’s like an explosion of orange and it makes my teeth look awesomely white! This is definitely not a “grandma orange” (unless you have a really awesome grandma)! The lipstick is housed in a square silver tube with Innoxa printed on the lid. There is a colour window at the bottom that shows the colour of the lipstick inside!

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If you live in Australia or New Zealand, I recommend checking out Innoxa! Both of these products retail for $14.95. The lipstick formula is so creamy and moisturizing! If you are from elsewhere in the world then I guess you’re just going to have to go without… Or wait for my awesome giveaway hint hint!

xx Amanda

* The products discussed In this post were won by me from the brand Innoxa (yay). The opinions are my own and this is not sponsored in any way!

Polish Picks For Spring

I picked up 2 nail polishes last week & I thought they would be perfect for spring. I chose some nail polishes that I think would be gorgeous this season.

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1. BE (I think) in Shade 14 – These nail polishes have popped up in K-mart, they have a huuuuuge selection of colours although I can’t find any info about them online! This colour is unexpectedly gorgeous! This colour is a creamy blue based baby pink/purple. This colour is the love child of Saint Germain & Viva Glam Nicki 2 in polish form!

2. Sally Hansen Hard As Nails in Bubblegum Pink – My nail polish never lasts long, maybe two or three days and its super chipped. I thought I’d give this a try to see the wear time! It is a creamy pearlescent bubblegum pink!

3. Australis Nail Colour in Today’s News – I don’t own any coral nail polishes, this is my first! I think corals can lean a little grandma depending how you wear them though, this nail polish is definitely not grandma! The colour is a creamy pinky coral and I am impressed!

4. Australis Nail Colour in #totesamaze – I think this polish as the most adorable name ever! I’ve had it’s nail polish for so long it’s nearly at that goopy stage, I have loved it that much! This polish is a creamy gel neon pink, love it for summer too!

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xx Amanda

Australis Colour Inject Mineral Lipstick in Hustle, Review & Swatches.

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I think it may be a little obvious by now that I like Australis! Especially the Australis Colour Inject Mineral lipsticks. The packaging is great, sleek and pretty. The newest Australis lipstick to my collection is Hustle. Like all of the other Australis lipsticks I own, Hustle has a creamy, semi opaque texture. There is, as always, a kind of plastic smell although it isn’t overpowering!

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Hustle is a gorgeous pastel apricot colour, originally I was a little worried the colour would look a bit ‘concealer lips’ but it doesn’t, yay! I’m really happy I bought this right at the beginning of spring, I can’t wait to wear it with glowing skin in spring & summer! I absolutely love and recommend Australis lipsticks and I can’t wait to get some more shades (when I’m not on a spending ban, of course!). They really do have a shade for everyone!

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xx Amanda

Is NARS Orgasm worth the hype? Dupes and swatches!

If you’re into beauty you have probably heard about or read about a certain blush by NARS. I feel like everybody raves about NARS Orgasm blush! If you don’t know, Orgasm is a peachy pink colour with gold shimmer and in the pan it looks stunning. When swatched, I get very little colour pay off, it mostly sticks to my finger which is really disappointing. To get a decent swatch I have to dig my fingernail into the blush! I found that most blush brushes also won’t show much colour payoff. The only brushes that worked well with this blush were goat hair brushes.

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Usually I would just move on to a new product but In Australia NARS is so expensive. Don’t worry, I’m here to help! I have found 2 dupes! The first dupe is a Face Of Australia powder blush in O Peachy! This blush is what I imagined Orgasm to be like! The only deference is that it is a tiny bit more pink. The second dupe I have is also Face Of Australia and it is the Mineral Therapy Illuminator in Angel Flame, I would compare this to the Orgasm Illuminator but I don’t own it! I think this is a perfect match in liquid form!

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NARS Orgasm is $45 AUD for 4.5g from Mecca Cosmetica, Face Of Australia powder blushes are $9.45 AUD for 5.g and Illuminators are $14.95 AUD for 50mL! I have owned this blush for about half a year and it kind of gets pushed to the back of my collection to be honest… I don’t think that it’s worth the hype at all which sucks because I really want to like it more! Although i love NARS I would definitely choose the Face Of Australia products, more product, waaaaay cheaper and better colour payoff!

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My Australis Lipstick Swatches & Mini Review!

I don’t think it’s a secret that I kinda like lipstick, who doesn’t!? One of the brands in my lipstick collection is Australis. Australis as I have mentioned before is an Australian cruelty free makeup brand with everything from foundation to nail polish remover. Australis lipsticks have awesome packaging, sleek black tubes with pink writing. There is a sticker on the bottom of the tube stating the shade, the shades are obviously thought out and not some generic “red, pink, nude,” they are fun which is refreshing to see.

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I own 6 Colour Inject Mineral Lipsticks, a Colour Inject Mineral Lipgloss and a Mint Condition Lipgloss. The lipsticks are all medium opacity but can be worn sheer or heavy to get the full colour payoff. The texture is creamy and not at all drying. I find these lipsticks last maybe 2 hours before they need to be built back up to full opacity. They smell like typical lipstick smell which is not good or bad. They are $12.95 not on sale but there is usually a sale at Priceline, bonus! The richer shades (tango & gangsta rap) stain the lips which I like because it means the colour lasts longer.

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Tango – bright copper orange with gold shimmer through. Frost finish, leaves a light stain. I love this colour and I think it warms up my complexion.
Waltz – cool toned brown with gold shimmer, odd combination! This colour doesn’t work on my skin, I actually grabbed it by accident! It might work on a darker complexion.
Twist – basic nude with silver shimmer, also a frost finish. Love this lipstick with dewy skin!
Mambo – cool toned glossy nude, cream formula, my new favourite! This colour could work for pretty much anyone!
Lick The Icing – bright blue based pink, and I mean really blue based! Have never seen a “drugstore” lipstick like it! I love this shade, it works on all kinds of skin tone!
Gangsta Rap – medium purple, beautiful!! Can not say enough good things!
Happily Ever Laughter – peachy pink with shimmer, makes lips look huge which I love! Gives a tingly sensation. It’s a little bit thick though.
Lambada – creamy, milky baby pink. Smells like peach! Not thick or sticky, perfect formula! My favourite lipgloss!

I haven’t tried the other Australis lip products but I’m sure I will in the future! xx Amanda

Avon Lipstick Review & Swatches!

So my last review post was on the Avon Ultra Colour Rich Brilliance Lipstick in Brilliant Ruby, I had so much good feedback that I decided to review the other 3 lipsticks I bought from Avon. Out of the other three lipsticks, two are also from the Ultra Colour Rich Brilliance range and the other is from the Ultra Colour Rich Mega Impact range.

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My favourite thing about these lipsticks is that they are different to what I already have. They aren’t sheer but they aren’t opaque. I like how they are glittery but not frosty. Aurora Rose, Pink Paparazzi and Brilliant Ruby all have iridescent glitter through them, I assume the rest of the Ultra Colour Rich Brilliance Lipsticks have the same iridescent glitter too. Pink pop has glitter, but it isn’t iridescent it’s gold! Some people aren’t a fan of glitter lipsticks but I think the glitter in these lipsticks make your lips appear fuller and kind of juicy!

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Can I just take a moment to appreciate the print on the lipstick, so pretty!

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Aurora Rose is a deep, dusky pink. It definitely has brown undertones although it doesn’t look like it while looking at it in the tube.

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Pink Paparazzi is a bright vivid pink with blue undertones. This colour looks pretty extreme in the tube.

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Brilliant Ruby is a beautiful pink based bright red! I fully reviewed Brilliant Ruby in my last post!

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Pink Pop is the most beautiful color, but I just don’t think I pull it off. This is Nars Orgasm in lpstick form. Beautiful!

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These lipsticks are so beautiful, not like anything else I have. For ages I thought Avon for much older women but these colors are definitely not old at all! I’m so glad I picked the colors that I did. Besides Pink Paparazzi I don’t have colors like these, that’s why i chose a red and I’m so glad I did! Pink pop is so pretty, it would be perfect for a cream blush but I think the glitter is a bit too chunky! I got hold of these through my mum, if you know anyone who does Avon or if you get the catalogue, have a browse! They usually have some good bargains!

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All of these opinions are my own, I am not sponsored or affiliated with Avon. These products were purchased with my own money!