Priceline Haul Nov 2014

Priceline Haul make up

Thought I’d just put a quick post up in case you didn’t know already! 40% off cosmetics at Priceline today (previous Priceline Haul post here!)and if you can’t make it to the stores then don’t worry you can always shop online! Perfect timing¬†to kick start your Christmas present shopping or stock up on your essentials ūüôā Let’s start with the pretty peach gift pack I bought for one of my KK’s!

Nude by Nature In the Spotlight Complexion Collection $49.95 down to $29.95 – I bought an NBN gift pack for myself last Christmas and I loved their mineral veil and powders so thought it would be nice for someone else to enjoy it! This gift pack comes with:
– Airbrush Mineral Primer 20ml
– Mineral Cover 3g
– Mineral Veil 3g
Limited Edition Shimmer Birck 12g
Mineral Lip Gloss Flirty 10ml
– a cute kabuki brush
– a 5 piece brush kit perfect for your handbag
– and a cosmetic bag to put all your goodies in!

Models Prefer Nude Eyeshadow Palette $10.00 down to $6.00 – another Chrissy present for a luck friend, I bought this palette as I had heard it is a good dupe for the Urban Decay Naked range. Didn’t get the chance to test the shadows in the store but 12 neutral shades for $6 is a pretty good deal!

Essence Silky Touch Blush in 60 Life’s a Cherry $5.10 down to $3.06 – very pigmented so you only need to use a little. Such a pretty pink colour to brighten up your face.

BE 2 pack black eyeliner with a pencil sharpener $3.00 down to $1.80 – found this little pack and I needed a sharpener so I though why not buy one that comes with two eyeliner pencils! Turns out the eyeliner is pretty good and doesn’t tug on your eyelid when you apply it! Just gotta test out how long it lasts but for $1.80 I’m super happy with it. Always need an emergency pencil in the car or your bag!

Nude by Nature Bright Eyes $19.90 – With lack of sleep lately (or should I say the past two years!), I feel my eyes have been needing a bit more TLC so I bought this soothing eye gel for some extra hydration and to soothe my eye area during those times they feel hot and irritated.

Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Dark Circle Corrector + Concealer $24.95 down to $14.97 – Another eye product I bought was this double ended corrector and concealer that covers dark circles with the yellow colour and brightens the eye area with the light colour. Applied with a cool steel roller makes my skin feel fresh and re-energized.

SkinVitals Eye Lift Eye Mask – $1.99 My go to eye mask. I use this every time I feel like my eyes are puffy and tired. I leave it on for 15mins before going to bed and it feels amazing!

 

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Australis Oh Hai Brow Brow Shaping Kit $16.95 down to $10.17 – Thought while the sales are on I’d try out this kit which I’ve seen a lot of beauty Youtubes and beauty bloggers recommend. I still currently use my FOA brow kit and love it but thought I’d give this one a go ūüôā It’s a lot bigger and chunkier that the FOA kit but it also includes a highlighter.

Australis Make-Up Finishing Spritz $14.95 down to $8.97 – Another Australis product I picked up was this finishing spritz. Again I’ve heard some good things about it here online so thought I’d give it ago. Will let you know how it goes once I’ve used it a few times. Hopefully it’ll really help keep my make up last longer. I don’t wear a lot but it always seems to have disappeared by the end of the day especially lately when I’ve been attacked by hayfever – the never-ending use of tissues etc has made me feel so dry and naked by the end of the day.

And lastly on to all the lip products! I didn’t buy too many lip products in the last cosmetics sales so there were a few colours I was looking for and ended up purchasing the following.

Essence Long Lasting Lipstick in 07 Natural Beauty $4.70 down to $2.82 – was looking for a nude lippy so I thought I’d try this one out. After watching some of MissTango2’s videos, I decided to check out more Essence products ūüôā

Australis Colour Inject Lipstick in Mash Up – $12.95 down to $7.77 –¬†I don’t already have a dark lip colour so I was looking for one to add to the mix! Love this one by Australis and can’t wait to wear it. I’ll post pics up on Instagram when I do so keep an eye out ūüôā @jacqfruit

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss in 112 $12.95 down to $7.77 – Love this brownish shade…when I swatched it it reminded me of Rachel from Friends in some of the first few episodes back in the day!

Maybelline Colour Sensational in 916 Neon Red $16.95 down to $10.17 – Love the Maybelline lipsticks particularly 635 Very Cherry (this red colour really pops and I’ve used it at various dance gigs and just for nights out with the crew) and 914 Vibrant Mandarin – a fun, bright orange shade. Can’t wait to use this neon red shade – it looks like it will be easy to wear, red but with a hint of orange.

¬†Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Pop in Berry Flavour $3.95 down to $2.37 – Super momoisturizingn fun packaging and a fruity scent. Will be using this heaps especially in the air-conditioned office – “8 hours continuous moisture”.

So there you have it! Hope this post was helpful! Happy shopping and let me know in the comments what things you end up buying!

My April faves

 My April 2014 Favourites

I just read over my blog post below before hitting publish and it seems as though “smoothness” is the theme of the month! From a smooth body to a smooth face thanks to my new skincare fave from Brown Skin Secrets, I hope you end up using one of the below favourites and if you do make sure you let me know what you think and what your April or May faves are ūüôā xx

 SkinVitals Eye Brighten cloth eye masks
  Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm
¬†Sally Hansen’s Triple Strong nail strengthener
 Brown Skin Secrets Balancing Moisturiser
 Brown Skin Secrets Pink Clay and Jojoba Exfoliant
 РLady Jane Metal Ponytail Bow
  Manicare Exfoliating Gloves

Eye Mask:¬† I used to apply SkinVitals eye masks¬†after a late night out dancing. These days I use them after a restless night of no sleep due to a teething toddler – around once every couple of months! With puffy eyes that feel hot and tired I apply them soon as I jump into bed and the coolness of the cloth masks feels so good it’s puts me to sleep almost instantly!

Nail Strengthener:¬†I bought this nail strengthener when it was on sale at Woolworths and my nails grew so strong and fast!¬†Of course maintaining a good diet and protecting your hands from detergents also helps with healthy nails. I was surprised at how well Sally Hansen’s Triple Strong nail strengthener worked! I ran out of my Revitanail strengthener a couple of years ago now and haven’t found anything as effective til now.

Exfoliating Gloves:¬†One time at dance rehearsals earlier this year, I brushed past one of the dancers in our crew and her skin was so soft. When I asked her what moisturiser or body butter she used, she explained that she exfoliating gloves. I got onto these bad boys straight after that and have been enjoying the same smooth sensation. Even though I want to use it every single day, I’ve been told that it may be a little too harsh on the skin and to limit my use to once a week.

Lip stain/balm:¬†I love Revlon’s lip stains, balms and lip butters because they don’t leave my lips feeling sticky and heavy like other products so when Target had 40% off all Revlon items I bought 3 of the new lacquer and matte Colorburst range. I’m trying to be extra mindful of the household budget these days so I’ve chosen to purchase¬†these Revlon balms over the Clinique Chubby balms and Tarte Pure Delights.¬†Revlon’s Colorburst balms are easy to apply and leave my lips feeling soft and moisturised. And now with the extended range of lacquer and matte options there are so many more shades to choose from. Check out my Instagram (@jacqfruit) to see the other shades I bought ūüôā

Hair ties:¬†I was super excited when I won a Lady Jane gift pack on Instagram a couple of months ago and from the pile of products I received I have been using Lady Jane’s metal ponytails never every day! Totally crushing on how cute they look not only as a hair tie¬†but also as an accessory on my wrist!

Face moisturiser and exfoliant: I was searching for a new face moisturiser to try for a while and it was just fate when I ended up with a gig for a fresh, new brand called Brown Skin Secrets by Skin Naturale. After receiving a few little sample pots I was hooked. Ever since then I have been buying the Balancing Moisturiser and more recently the Pink Clay exfoliant and using them as part of my daily skincare routine. I have combination skin and also have eczema so I love how Brown Skin Secrets uses all natural ingredients (see here) from green tea, rosehip oil, aloe vera and cucumber extract to avocado, sweet almond and manuka honey Рit sounds almost good enough to spread on my morning toast and eat for brekkie! The scent is mild and pleasant and after using this product for a few months my pores appear smaller and my face feels soft, smooth and hydrated. Founder Lynn Ross is an inspiration with her research and development of this unique product Р this is a skincare range borne of pure passion and commitment to finding and embracing natural beauty with natural products. If you want radiant and healthy skin, then check out the new Brown Skin Secrets range online here or at a reputable day spa near you. For daily tips on beauty and skincare you can find Brown Skin Secrets on Instagram (@brownskinsecrets), Twitter and Facebook.

What were your April favourites? Let me know if you used anything awesome enough worth sharing.

Happy Monday everyone!