Monday, May 30, 2011

And now we return to your regularly scheduled programming...

Some of you may be aware Blogger has had some issues lately. As far as I can tell (on my blog) these seem to have been resolved ... finally. This means I can log in, read blogs on my dashboard again and most importantly comment.

I'd also like to say welcome to some new followers - hope you enjoy my take on things :)

Watch this space for more cos I'm baaaack!

Jac x

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A tale of Hauling and a girl called Jac.

Let me tell you a story. It's a story of a girl (me) who likes to spend money on sparkly things. And along the way I found a lot of little things to pick up and share with you.

So firstly I went to Priceline where they had a 3 for the price of two special on Bourjois.
Pictured: Healthy  Mix Foundation (51),
Healthy Mix Concealer (light) and Blush (Lune D'Or).

Next I went past Kmart and they had some pretty nail polishes from Face of Australia's Molten Metallic collection. So I got 3 for myself...

Pictured:Bronze, Iron Ore, Flaming Lava

And 3 to give away to others (more on that to come).
Pictured: Titanium, Verdigris and Amethyst

Excited by nail polish purchases at Kmart I came home and made polish purchases online. This time from the China Glaze and Color Club Summer Collection releases.

Pictured:Otherworldly, Wink Wink Twinkle
and Starry Temptress (top coat)

Pictured: Blue Iguana and Senorita Bonita

Satisfied with my purchases I then decided to rest.

A few days later at work I was offered the opportunity to do some higher duties which I happily accepted. The bonus being that my fortnightly salary goes up significantly during this time. So in a plan hatched between T and I we decided to split the spoils of my first increased pay. 

Around the same time as this was happening, I went into Mecca where I had some Nars foundation and blush applied. I was immediately put off by the prices though with the foundation being $99 alone.

Hours or days later I became aware that I could order the same items from KissandMakeupny for a fraction of the price and enjoy their capped $9.95 shipping rate. So I did...
Pictured: NARS Sheer Glow Foundation (Mont Blanc),
Blush (Madly), and Velvet matte Lip Pencil (Bettina)

I also picked up a beauty blender as I have been interested in these for ages...

Because I managed to acquire these items at US prices online I had moneys left over to spend on myself. I decided it was finally time to try another mail redirection service in HopShopGo and order from Sephora (can you hear the angels singing when I type that or is that just me?)

Now let's face it - if you are ordering from Sephora then there must be one item on your list...
Pictured: NAKED palette, Too Faced Caribbean in a compact
(Snow Bunny) and Stila Long wear lip colour (Darling)

Let's just have a slightly closer look at that Naked palette shall we...
Ooooh so pretty!

Now this is where things start to get stupid. I happen to be born on the same day as T and this year that day also happened to be Mother's Day.

So after getting all of that stuff in came the Birthday/Mother's Day pressies. Thankfully some were gift vouchers -HopShopGo from Dee and Steggers, while T gave me one for David Jones (which I used last weekend - but I haven't taken pics of that stuff yet). Now for some pictures...
Pictured: Sigma Synthetic Face Kit

Pictured: Katy Perry Purr perfume.

God I love that bottle so much - almost more than what is inside it. It is the most offensive cat-lover kitsch piece of fabulousness ever... let's take a closer look...

Pictured: pretty much every bath bomb/melt that Lush makes.

So after all of that I felt completely pampered, spoilt and very loved. Now I need to have a blog sale for all of my items that are sitting unloved but I'll need to work up to that.

Hope you are all having a great week, I'm off to try all my new fancy stuff x

The End.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Haul: China Glaze, Color Club and Essie.


I must have lost my mind because I ordered even more nail polish this time from Head2Toe.

 I've realised I don't have many pinks in my collection and at the time (I assume) I wanted to rectify that in one order lol.

China Glaze Something Sweet

China Glaze Empowerment 

China Glaze Something Sweet and Encouragement

Essie Tarte Deco


Color Club Magic Attraction

Color Club Sheer Disguise

Now the only colour I have tried so far is Encouragement and it was super sheer. It would probably make a great French Manicure colour.

God all this hauling it tiring. Unfortunately there is more... and we haven't even got to my birthday stuff yet.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

HAUL: Zoya and Essie Nail Polishes

And then I thought to know what I need more of... you guessed it Nail Polish! This was an order placed through Nailsetc. Imagine how excited I was to unwrap this bundle of GORGEOUSNESS!

Zoya Reece

Zoya Rica

Zoya Zara

Zoya Julieanne

Essie Coat Azure

I tried Coat Azure and it chipped quickly but it was a rough application, so I'll need to test it again to be sure but the colour is just lovely.

Has anyone tried these?

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

HAUL Face of Australia and Physicians Formula (again)

As I mentioned recently I was interested in trying out more of Face of Australia's face products so when they had a free Kabuki offer I wandered over to my local Priceline to have a closer look.

Imagine my delight when Physicians Formula was having a 40% off sale as well so I picked up Baked Sands - an eyeshadow trio I have wanted for positively AGES. 

Translucent Loose Powder:

Face Base Primer 3 in 1 SPF 15

Free Kabuki - thanks FOA!

Physicians Formula - Baked Sands


Monday, May 16, 2011

HAUL: Physicians Formula

I have always liked this brand but prices here are a bit steep for my liking. Enter a sale a Kmart where everything was about $12. Enjoy!

Baked Eyeshadow -Oatmeal

Baked Eyeshadow - Spices

Simmer Strip - Vegas Strip

I have been using these on and off for a couple of weeks now and I love them all. Good quality drug store item.

And how many items do you have to purchase for something to be a haul? Is three enough people?

Hope you're all having a great Monday :)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

NOTD: Zoya's Marley

It's a creamy light purple with no shimmer and applies like a dream. I wore 2 coats with a top coat (almost a 100% sure) although you could certainly skip it as the finish is shiny.

Now you may think I've been a bit slack here as there is minor chipping but have no fear there is method to my madness readers. This picture shows Marley at DAY 5...after a week of tapping on keyboards at work, my iphone at home, as well as doing that annoying 'living' thing. DAY 5 and all I had was some minor chipping at the end - this polish is an outstanding performer.

 I also just have to apologise for my cuticles - when I am stressed I tend to nibble them (remnants of when I was a nail biter I am sure). I think I might need to book in for a manicure pronto to sort this hand out - my right hand is so much worse because you don't get to see it lol. Anyone with any cuticle remedies please leave a comment below.

And now on with our show...

I purchased this polish on eBay but I have also purchased Zoya from Nails etc... like a couple of days ago *blush*.

How gorgeous is this colour???

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

NOTD: Zoya's Jules

This lovely metallic piece of perfection is from Zoya's Intimate Collection. You can see my thoughts on that here.

What I most love about this colour is that it is a mild, dare I even say demure gold polish. I love this colour but on my skin it was really hard to pull off. Give me some olive-golden undertones or even a slight tan and this would have gone off for sure.

All pictures shown are 2 coats in natural sunlight with no top coat.

I got this polish from eBay but now purchase mine from Nails etc.

Thoughts ladies?