Monday, 14 May 2012

Avon Nail polish haul/review =)

Hi there my lovelies,

I hope you are well as you read this =) So a few weeks ago I bought some stuff from Avon and it included some nail polishes as I wanted to see what the quality of them was =)

And to my surprise I was actually quiet impressed..... Now the stigma that the brand Avon gets is that its an "old ladies" brand, and as I have just recently found out it most definitely isn't.

Some of the makeup and skincare is very much up there with department store quality. But that's a whole different post I think...... So I had bought about 4 different nail polish colours........ They were about $6.99 each was more then I would normally pay for a nail polish because I'm a cheap person haha joking lol but seriously who doesnt love a great bargin!!

1. Violetta Sparkle

Now when I first got this one out of the box I instantly fell in love because it was a beautiful dark purple with fine gold and holographic glitters throughout and honestly the above photos don't do this any justice when it comes to showing the colour...... but unfortunately that's where the raving ends for this colour =( as much as I hate to give anyone or anything a negative review I have to admit that I didn't like how this applied or wore on my nails at all =( the above swatch is 2 coats and I started to chip off after only 2 days =(

2. Sequined Turquoise

So when I saw this colour in the catalogue this turquoise polish was actually the 1 that made me want to buy the nail polishes hehe I was totally in love as I like turquoise anyways =) Now I have to admit that I wasn't too impressed when I pulled this out of the box =( It just wasn't what I imagined when I ordered it in the catalogue, its a turquoise polish with silver glitter haha to be blunt that's exactly how I would put it. Although total opposite feeling as compared to the Violetta Sparkles colour! I was so impressed with the way that this applied and how opaque the colour was =) thumbs up definitely with this one lol the above swatch was with 2 coats.

3. Cleaming Gold

4. Mercury Metal

Now these last 2 were just normal for me really...... because they did kind of have a metallic sort of look it was kind of hard to get a streak free finish :/ I wasn't too much phased by them at.

So I guess its safe to say that I do feel I kind of wasted a little bit of money on these polishes although if anybody was to ask if I would buy them again..... I would have to say basically the only 1 that I would buy would be the Sequined Turquoise...... Only because I like the way it has worn as well as the colour pay off and opaqueness (<---- is that a word? lol)

Hope you have a lovely day, night, afternoon or morning wherever you may be in the world =)

Peace Love n Beauty Nesiangurrl xx

Monday, 7 May 2012

Target Revlon Lip Butter haul

Hi my loves,

So mum and I went to get some 'coffee' the yesterday as we had run out, but before we walked into the grocery store we decided to go into Target........ not the wisest of  choices but hey what can you do? Lol

So as I was walking around aimlessly staring at all the little nic nacs they had for sale for mothers day, it happened dun dun dunnnnnn (queue dramatic music) I spotted the Revlon Lip Butter stand (hehe) and to my surprise it was fairly new because hardly any of the actual testers had even been used some of the hadn't been used at all...... So even though they do have a hefty little price tag on them especially in Australia oh well I have definitely let it be known that I didnt like it although that still deter me from purchasing multiple colours...... dang it I just wish I wasnt such a sucker for these then I would not have bought so many obviously o well I shall now shut up and get on with it shall I.

My first item that I purchased was an Essence Eyebrow Stylist Set, and it was a total bargin. I found it in the bargin bin because the actual brow brush was missing so instead of it being $4.95 it came down to $0.50 woohoo for me!

Next item in my little shopping basket was my Maybelline 24hr Concealer, I am currently on a little bit of a hunt for a good concealer because I have noticed that despite my best efforts to cover my dark circles with correctors under my concealer they always seem to peek through so I guess that I am just trying all of the drugstore concealers before I have to go looking for high end concealers :/ I got mine in the colour Deep Beige.

Next up on the list I have my newest nail polish to add to my collection which is the Sally Hansen Gem Crush in Bling-Tastic, I loved this colour and figured that I could use this colour as my nail accent colour and our little girl cause have glittery nails :). 

And now for my biggest haul of the whole shopping basket was 8 lip butters lol I definitely didnt mean to get so many and wouldnt normally spend this much in 1 go although I did have a couple of gift cards so I just thought why not? So I got the following colours:

So all in all I think that I have just about all the available colours lol but I think out of all the colours that I have I still do like my Berry Smoothie the best out of all them.

Well if you would like me to review any of the products then just let me know and dont forget to follow my blogs as I will be announcing giveaways via my blog and facebook =)

Love n Peace
Nesiangurrl x

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Ok so I am feeling like I have totally been neglecting my poor blog =( my bad lol but I guess the main thing is that I am back......

So I suppose I should say that the reason why I haven't been writing lately is because I have started a Youtube channel...... So I really need to find that balance between everything blog, youtube, being a mummy and wife and a student lol I know I should probably take something off my plate so that I can do all the others properly although I feel as if my blog and youtube is all about ME!! haha because it means that I can do whatever and write about whatever I want...... Not that I cant do that normally anyways but at least its about makeup n beauty and just stuff in general that interests me I guess.

So to now catch up on everything lol so here goes:

School - So since I don't want to fall behind at all I have decided to take on a full block of school, which means that because I am usually a correspondence student, I get to go onto school grounds and do practicals and meet the lecturers and basically take exams and stuff onsite.

Youtube - I have only just started this new little venture and am basically really nervous, happy at the same time about it lol happy because I finally got the confidence to get in front of a camera and nervous because I don't want to give anyone the wrong tip or advice, but I guess thats all in the process of learning?

Family life - Everything is awesome!! Just finished up easter holidays and mum has just left to go back interstate where she lives, babygirl had an awesome time with her nanny =)

So now that I have caught up on 90% of the information lol I promise to post more often hehe well as often as I can anyways!! I will be buying my tickets for IMATS (International Makeup Artists Tradeshow) in a couple of weeks and I totally cant wait i am so excited!

So until next time I will see and write to u guys later.

Nesiangurrl xo

Thursday, 12 April 2012

So as promised yesterday I went shopping today lol........ at priceline of course because I missed out on the beauty bag last time I wanted to make sure I got myself one this time. Needless to say hubby wasnt very happy about it at all lol. Although picked up some great stuff for my makeup kit though.......actually now that I think about it just about everything that I got was for my kit :-(........ O well at least I know that I will be using it for something aye hehe. So I ended up purchasing a few things but I will put up some photos of everything that I got as well as I ended up picking up 4 more of the lip butters :-O pricey lil things they are. But I tried my Raspberry Pie lip butter today and really loved the texture and colour pigmentation on it..... love love loved it!!! Also because I spent over $60 at priceline I got my beauty bag hehe I was sooo khappy when I got it although the look on hubbys face lol he wasn't nearly as impressed as I was lol. O well until next time ladies TTFN.

Hey there everyone went to the city today and picked up a few items ;-) lol by a few I mean I went and restocked on some Mint Julips lip scrub from lush and bought some of the new Latte lip tint. Then walked my way over to Priceline and found some of the Revlon Lip Butters omg I was so excited that they were finally in Australia...... Then I saw the price tag????? OMG nearly died on the spot lol $21.95 per lip butter???? Really Revlon??? Couldnt hike the price u any further for us Aussies lol.... But then me being me and the ever so nice Priceline lady telling me that all Revlon nail and lip products were 2 for 1 at the moment i grabbed a couple lol i mean why not right? Why pay for 2 of them when you could get them both for the price of 1??? Lol well that was my logic in it anyway lol. Then when I get home I see a video from MissTango2 on youtube that priceline has also brought their beautybag back OMG this is going to be a bad week for my budget lol so I swatched the 2 lip butters that I got and I will try them out tomorrow and get back to you on a verdict on them to see if they are actually worth the price tag that they have!!

Thanks Nesiangurrl xoxo

Monday, 2 April 2012

Heya everyone,

I hope everyone is doing well. I am so sorry that I haven't posted in a while have been extra busy and have a few things in the works. So I have been chatting to a old friend from school and we have decided to do a collaboration on makeup classes just to teach basic skills on applying and achieving certain looks. And along with that I am trying to get together some products just so that I can also sell the products along with our makeup workshops, so fingers crossed that I can get all these products in.

Along with everything else I am also looking at trying to go back to my old job lol I would be so happy to go back there but I will wait and see what happens there lol.

Have also signed up to Avon lol I swore that I never would though lol but they are actually coming out with some great products.

Then more on the personal side of things we are getting 2 gorgeous puppies hehe they aren't old enough to leave their mumma yet but I will definately post some pics when we get them. :-) But until next time if you would like to know anything just leave me a comment and I will be sure to answer as soon as I can :-)

Thanks for reading
Nesaingurrl xoxo

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Hello there,

So here I am again, I think its going to be an early night tonight although mind you my version of an early night is  most peoples late night lol. Only because hubby is starting his new job tomorrow and needs to get up early, and I would like to get up with him as well. So the thing is yesterday was St Pattys day lol and I did say to myself that I was going to do my makeup and nails and take some photos and post them but when it came down to it I really couldnt be bothered haha I was too busy being relaxed and spending quality time with our lil girl.

So we have been on this health kick for about 2 months now and it hasnt been too bad although in the last 2 weeks we have kind of lost our way. I think its purely out of laziness although we havent had a PT session in 2wks either....... due to our PT having a death in his family quiet sad really because they are such nice people...... so my starting weight in this whole thing was 116kg and as it stands today I am currently at 107.7kgs...... I mean i'm a tall girl dont get me wrong but I would to get myself down to a toned and lean 80kgs so I guess whilst hubby is at work and lil girl is in school its going to be running with our dog to reach my goal as well as look for some part time work.

So I am going to start doing some makeup looks and taking some photos and then I will post them up for whomever wants to look and read I guess........

Until next time xoxo