Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Colorburst Lip Butter by Revlon

There has been a lot of hype surrounding Revlon lip butters. I got my hands on one a few months ago and thought I would give you my two cents about it. A lot of people don't like these because the colour seems to disappear after a few hours. I have to agree, the pigmentation isn't particularly strong. Their texture is more like a balm than a lipstick.

The lip butter I have is in the colour Brown Sugar, and I like it a lot. It's the perfect sheer nude. I like pairing it with a peach blush and smokey eyes. Of course, it's a lip butter, so I understand that it's not going to last very long. I probably wouldn't repurchase at full price, because they have a rather expensive price tag here in NZ. 



YAY! It's holiday season, my favourite part of the year. It's time to whip out a tree, bake a mountain of festive goodies and light your stock of festive candles. Unfortunately, putting up the tree is not happening this year at my house - we're spending Christmas in India...

So, since I've no tree to decorate, I decided to make a wreath instead. This is a great craft to do with kids - all you need is a cereal box, old newspaper (or a magazine), a hole punch, ribbon, a pair of scissors and a stapler. The instructions can be found here. This is my version (modified, slightly). I'm very proud of it.

I'm so excited, I've been eating gingerbread cookies non-stop!


Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sleek Blush by 3 in Lace

I've been wanting this blush palette for AGES and I finally have it! I've heard so many great things about Sleek, from the pigmentation to the price of their products, and wanted to try out their a few of their blushes. So, a week ago, this little treat arrived in the mail and I ran all the way down the drive waving it in the air like an idiot. Isn't she a babe?

I know.

The first thing I thought when I opened the package was : "Wow, this is so...Sleek!"

Seriously. No pun intended. The casing is just so gorgeous, I love it!

My first impressions of the inside were that the mirror was a really handy touch, the blushes were beautiful colours and indeed, amazingly pigmented. Super soft, the blush is easy to apply and I can tell this will last me a long time, as you only need the slightest amount on a brush to make your cheeks look really great. At the moment, for a natural look, I really like blending crochet and chantilly as they are the two matte colours of the palette - guipure is a peachy colour with rosy gold shimmer in it.

At first, I actually wanted the Sugar palette, but many beauty reviewers had commented on how it was the least pigmented trio of all the Blush by 3's, and I didn't feel that the darker plum colours would suit my skin tone. Lace seemed like a safer option and I have no doubt in my mind that it was the right choice for me.

This is becoming a firm favourite of mine. Massive 10/10. Sleek, you are amazing. Good quality and inexpensive, this is a must buy! If this ever runs out, I will be repurchasing. 

xx Tina

Saturday, October 12, 2013


Be warned, there are MANY photos of sunsets in this post - they were amazing. Also, random pictures of food feature.
Kind-of disappointing, waaay over-priced frozen yoghurt...still good on a hot day, though!


Good old Macca's soft serve.

A very rich cake we made with our home-stay.

I tried to climb it but got queasy half-way up, so I cautiously made my way down and went snorkeling, instead.

The inside of the lighthouse
Gorgeous turtle <3
Hanging towels out to dry on the shade.
Saying goodbye to Phare Amedée, the island we relaxed on for a day.

I'm pretty sure I fell in love with New Caledonia while I was there. Everything was just so beautiful. 

xx Tina