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Friday, August 26, 2016

MAYBELLINE COLOR SENSATIONAL BLUSHED NUDES LIPSTICKS


To carry on from their other Blushed Nudes range (an eye shadow palette & nail polish), Maybelline have released the Color Sensational Blushed Nudes lipsticks AUD$16.95, a collection of nudey-pink lipsticks.

There are 6 lipsticks in the collection, each one has very fine rose gold micro glitter so they sparkle a little, definitely not over the top obvious however. The formula is more sheer than what I am used to with Maybelline lipsticks so they take a little to build up, particularly the lighter shades. They are also quite heavily fragranced of a sweet scent. I've never really been one to be put off a product because of it's scent however these are quite over powering when first applied. The scent does wear off over time.

I have to say, this collection isn't as nude as I'd like it to be, with a name like "Blushed Nudes". However the colours are beautiful and I like how it's a wide range of pinks.


107 Fairly Bare - A very light warm baby pink. This shade would mostly likely only suit fair skin tones due to it being so light.
117 Tip Top Tulle - A light cool baby pink.
207 Pink Fling - The most nude of the bunch (and probably my favourite), Pink Fling is exactly what I imagine "Blushed Nudes" to be, a beautiful nudey pink.
157 More to Adore - This is one is more of a dusty watermelon shade.
137 Sunset Blush - A subdued coral.
407 Lust Affair - A warm reddy-pink.


WHERE TO BUY

  • Big W
  • Kmart
  • Priceline
  • Target
  • Chemist Warehouse
  • Coles
  • Price Attack
  • Woolworths
  • Terry White

xo Kahlia
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Tuesday, August 09, 2016

JULY FAVOURITES || MAKEUP, FASHION & ACCESSORIES


In July, I attended a few beauty events so I had the opportunity to try quite a few new products which made my July very exciting as I found some absolute gems!

 
NYX INTENSE BUTTER GLOSS
Whhhhyyyyy haven't I tried these sooner? Seriously! If you've been following me for a while, you will know that my favourite gloss is the NYX Butter Glosses....well move over! New favourite gloss! What's the difference between the two, you might say? The Intense glosses are 10 times more pigmented and creamier. The wand is more flat and quite flexible which makes very easy to apply. The only downside is there's not as many shades in the range as the original butter glosses but I hope NYX release more!

ESSIE "ISLAND HOPPING"
My love affair with Essie polish is growing with each purchase! The latest addition to my collection is Island Hopping which is a beautiful mauve. Just stunning for Autumn & Winter. Last year Essie re designed the brush to make it wider and the formula thicker & creamier. Literally the easiest application.

MAYBELLINE MASTER SCULPT CONTOUR PALETTE
If you can only buy 1 thing from the new releases from Maybelline, get this palette! It comes with a matte contour (not too orange YAY!), shimmery pink blush (similar to NARS Orgasm but less peach & not as intense) and a golden highlight (best drugstore/affordable highlight!). A great palette for beginners.

NYX TAUPE BLUSH
I've been wanting to try this product for years as it's been raved about by pale skin girls as a great contour. Well, when Priceline started selling NYX (hallelujah!!) they released a bunch of new products, the Taupe blush being one of them! So you can guarantee I was on the Priceline website the Saturday morning and making an order! Taupe is the perfect grey toned shade for a contour on pale skin. It's also pigmented, velvety smooth & easy to blend.

NYX HD FINISHING POWDER
This is a translucent powder to setting your foundation & concealer, which I always do due to my oily skin. The formula is really nice, smooth like velvet.

L'OREAL PARIS FALSE LASH SCULPT MASCARA
This mascara has a very different wand, one that I have never come across. Its a plastic, rubber wand that is supposed to not only apply mascara but also tight line your water line. I've played around with it, it can somewhat tight line however I would rather use an eyeliner for that. I have to make sure I wipe off the excess mascara on the tube before apply because the wand holds A LOT of product and it will apply big globs of it on your lashes. That all aside, its a lovely mascara. Lengthens & separates really well. It doesn't thicken however.

FOREVER NEW TESSA FAUX FUR PUFFA GILET
This vest comes in many different colours but I went with the Roseberry shade because I am just loving this colour for Winter. It is made so well and keeps you so warm! The furry hood is just amazing! It adds a luxe factor to it.

FOREVER NEW LEILA ANKLE BOOTS
Tan boots have been very popular this Winter season. I've been seeing girls everywhere wearing them so I went out on a hunt to find a pair. I'm quite particular when it comes to booties, no too tall of a heel (I'm already the height of an Amazonian warrior) but not flat. I found the Leila Ankle Boots from Forever New and fell in love the instant I tried them on. They also have a gorgeous gold detail around the heel.They also come in black & silver.

TIFFANY & CO RETURN TO TIFFANY & CO HEART TAG CHARM BRACELET
I have been saving up to buy this bracelet from Tiffany's. I knew I wanted to get something from Tiffany's but I wanted to make sure it was a piece that I would wear often, given the high price tag. I settled on the "Return to Tiffany & Co" Heart Tag Charm Bracelet and have been wearing it almost everyday since.

LUSH MINT JULIPS LIP SCRUB
I've been wearing a lot of liquid lipsticks as of late and there is one important thing when it comes to liquid lipsticks, you can't have dry, flaky lips! I've owned this lip scrub in the past and LOVED it so I knew I had to buy it again as my own concoction just wasn't doing the job.  


What have you been loving in July?

xo Kahlia 

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TOO FACED CHOCOLATE BON BONS PALETTE


Today  I'm sharing with you one of my favourite palettes.....ok my FAVOURITE palette! Ladies & Gentlemen, I introduce to you the Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette.


Let's first talk about the packaging....perfection! It's a baby pink tin style with a magnetic closure, just like the previous Chocolate Bar palettes. I personally love tin palettes, more than cardboard because they feel so sturdy.


The is the back of the cardboard slip that comes over the palette. I just thought I'd show you it so you can read the ingredients and what not.


Next comes the actual eye shadows. How cute are the heart shaped pans?! At first I didn't really know how I felt about them but now I think they're quite adorable. The palette is mostly cool tone themed and also on the lighter side which makes this palette GREAT for pale skin.

Out of the 16 shades, there are 6 matte which is a great ratio. There is also a metallic & matte highlighting shade which is FAB, love that they introduced that. There are a few colourful shades as well if you're feeling a little brave. Al round, I think this is an excellent palette!


ALMOND TRUFFLE is a matte muted mauve. This is the shade I use through my crease the most.
SATIN SHEETS is a frosty off white with lots of gold shimmer. I LOVE this shade, so so pretty.
SPRINKLES is a gorgeous frosty strawberry milk shade with gold shimmer.
MOLASSES CHIP is a metallic warm bronze.
MALTED is a dark cool brown with a mostly matte finish, just a little bit of shimmer.

CASHEW CHEW is a cool pinky nude with a satin finish, very very pale.
COTTON CANDY screams 80's to me haha! A frosty light pink.
CAFE AE LAIT is a metallic cool greyish champagne. Such a stunning colour and a buttery smooth formula.
BORDEAUX is a matte deep burgundy brown.
MOCHA is a matte medium brown with neutral undertones.
BLACKCURRANT is a deep purple, blackcurrant shade with pink flecks on shimmer throughout it. This one is definitely the driest in the palette, quite gritty and not the best pigmentation.

DARK TRUFFLE is deep chocolate brown with a shimmer finish.
PECAN PRALINE is a light taupe/grey with a matte finish and cool undertones.
TOTALLY FETCH is a bright fuchsia pink with a blue sheen, so pretty! I'm still trying to work out how I can wear it haha!
EARL GREY is a gorgeous muted emerald green with a satin finish.
DIVINITY is a matte cream.


The Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette can be purchased from Mecca Cosmetica for AUD$72.


xo Kahlia

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

MAYBELLINE VIVID MATTE LIQUID LIPSTICKS


The latest liquid lipstick from the drugstore is the Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipsticks* which retail for AUD$17.95. These are available in store now from any of the retailers listed below.

Watch my swatch video below where I try on each shade!


PROS
  • Pigmented
  • Great range of shades
  • Last a good amount of time on the lips
  • Comfortable moussey texture

CONS
  • Quite strongly scented of floral
  • Hard to get a crisp line
  • Hard to get them to dry matte
  • A little too slippery 

WHERE TO BUY
  • Big W
  • Kmart
  • Priceline
  • Target
  • Chemist Warehouse
  • Coles
  • Price Attack
  • Woolworths
  • Terry White

OVERALL OPINION

The fact that they don't exactly dry down matte doesn't really bother me at all. What does bother me however is the strong perfume scent they have, kinda like wearing perfume on your lips. I also find it quite hard to get a perfect, crisp line because the formula is so moussey & slippery. I think the way I'll wear these is over the top of a lip liner. That being said, they are a great gloss, very pigmented and has good lasting power.

xoxo Kahlia


*Products marked with an asterisk have been provided for editorial consideration.
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Thursday, July 07, 2016

MAYBELLINE NEW RELEASES || END OF 2016

The other week I was invited to a Maybelline blogger event where they shared all of their new releases for the remaining part of 2016. I was very excited to say the least! It was wonderful to catch up with blogger friends as well as meet new ones! Always great to put a face to the name :)

Now on to the NEW products!!


Today I'm just giving you a quick run down. Let me know which product you would like to see an in depth review first!

LASTING DRAMA GEL 24HR AUTOMATIC PENCIL
AUD$16.95
High intensity pencil creates smudge proof, waterproof & crisp lines for 24 hours.

THE FALSIES PUSH UP DRAMA MASCARA
AUD$21.95
The first ever brush with cup shaped bristles that push up your lashes to a dramatic 45 degree angle. Available in waterproof & non-waterproof.

MASTER PRECISE CURVY LIQUID LINER
AUD$16.95
We were not given this one however I did have a good play with it at the event. Quite a different liner with a tip that resembles a texta. You can create two different lines, thick & thin by holding the pen different ways.

DREAM VELVET FOUNDATION
AUD$25.95
A unique gel whipped consistency hoping to ban dry, powdery & rough matte foundations. With twice the amount of water than other foundations, the dream velvet is to leave your skin hydrated for up to 12 hours. Comes in 10 shades.

THE BLUSHED NUDES PALETTE
AUD$25.95
The newest 12 pan palette to Maybelline curated from backstage runways, this palette boasts shades of rose gold & taupe featuring matte, satin & metallic finishes.

THE BLUSHED NUDES COLOR SENSATIONAL LIPSTICKS
AUD$17.95
New range of 6 nudey-pink lipsticks with a rose gold shimmer.

THE BLUSHED NUDES NAIL COLLECTION
AUD$5.95
Gorgeous range of 4 neutral nail polishes.

MASTER CONTOUR FACE CONTOURING KIT
AUD$19.95
An easy 3 step contour, blush & highlight palette with a light/medium and medium/deep shade..

BROW DRAMA POMADE CRAYON
AUD$14.95
Maybellines first pomade crayon for the brows. Comes in 3 different shades, dark blonde, medium brown & dark brown.

VIVID MATTE LIQUID LIPSTICK
AUD$17.95
Highly pigmented creamy liquid lipsticks with a matte finish that comes in 8 diverse shades.

BABY LIPS BALM & BLUSH
AUD$9.95
A lip & cheek tint to create a natural flushed look that comes in 4 shades.

MASTER FIX SETTING SPRAY
AUD$15.95
A setting spray to finish off you just-applied makeup to help the longevity.

MASTER CONCEAL CONCEALER
AUD$15.95
Full coverage concealer in a squeezy tube which comes in 5 shades.


Let me know which new release you would like to see an in depth review on first!

xo Kahlia
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