Monday, 11 August 2014

FOTN: Cultural gatherings

My family is Bengali, as some of you may know, but it's not very often that I get to dress up in traditional clothing. The Bengali community had a gathering over the weekend and I wore a sari, of course it goes without saying that I had some fun with my makeup too...

Sleek Vintage Romance palette
MAC Lipstick in 'Rebel'
Elf blush in 'Berry Merry'
Ardell Demi Wispies
Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation
Mary Lou Manizer

I've used a few barely used products here. The Sleek Vintage Romance palette and MAC lipstick are ones I hardly reach for, not because I don't like them, but because I don't find them suited to everyday use for me. I love the lipstick, its such a beautiful colour and it lasted all night, through eating and drinking. The palette is also lovely, I've used the 2nd shade as the main lid colour and a mixture of the purple and black to deepen the crease/outer corner. Now as for the Ardell demi wispies, these are definitely my favourite falsies that I've ever tried! Application is easier than with others (in my opinion) and they feel light and natural to wear. 

Me and a friend rocking our sari's!

I included a full body shot so you can see my sari :)

Thanks for reading! xx

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Lust Have It! July 2014

I have been absent for a little while as I was away doing my rural placement for uni for 2 weeks, but now I'm home and exams are looming :( anyway, I'm glad to be able to blog again! I'm not sure when this bag/box arrived as I wasn't home, but apparently it did arrive in July so that's a bonus. Let's check out the contents...

This bag is actually really cute! It's much better than the previous plastic ones. I took one of those away with me for my makeup and the zip was super annoying. The improvement is definitely welcome.

Box contents

Ardell Self Adhesive Lashes
Aveda Botanical Kinetics Hydrating Lotion
Mary Kay Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover
Marsk Mineral Eyeshadow
Designer Brands Nail Polish

Ardell Self Adhesive Lashes RRP $9.99
I love Ardell lashes! Admittedly I haven't worn falsies in quite some time because I do struggle with applying them, but maybe these ones will be easier to apply. I always find myself carrying glue and mascara in my purse when I'm wearing falsies so I hope these will eliminate that need! 

Aveda Botanical Kinetics Hydrating Lotion (sample)
I've seen this before...I wasn't sold on it last time, so I'm not too excited to see it again. 

Mary Kay Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover RRP $22
I remember getting a sample size of this in the past? Anyway I gave that away so I might keep this one and give it a go. My current mascara is waterproof (I accidentally bought waterproof) and I find its so annoying to remove so hopefully this will ease my pain.

Marsk Mineral Eyeshadow RRP $24.95
Never heard of this brand, but I'm always happy to give new brands a go :) I received the yellow-gold colour called 'Rich List'. It looks really pretty and sparkly which I like. I haven't been wearing eyeshadow much at all lately so maybe this will motivate me to start using it again.

Designer Brands Nail Polish RRP $6.99
Ok, I have to admit that DB makes me cringe a little. I've never tried their polishes and it reminds me of polishes I used when I was younger. The colour I received is called 'Glitterama' and it's actually quite pretty and something I don't have in my collection so I'll definitely give this a go.

Overall I think this box is decent with the inclusion of several full size items. I'm most excited about the lashes and eyeshadow which I feel I will definitely get some use out of. 

What are your thoughts on this box?

Don't forget, I have a discount code which will take $5 off your first box if you wish to subscribe :)

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