July 21, 2012

NEW Lush Cosmetics Emotional Brilliance Collection


This morning I had the opportunity to check out Lush new products, their take on creating amazing makeup that are animal cruelty free and vegan free in all natural packaging that look as through they come straight off the lab.

The collection is quite big, ranging from cream eyeshadow, liquid lip products, mascara, eyeliner, face powder and face/skin tint (bronzer and illuminator). I’m impressed!!

July 13, 2012

Benefit NEW Box O’ Powder Lip Glosses

It’s Friday the 13th again! How’s everyone doing?

For those who are familiar with Benefit their box o’ powder are their famous blushes namely Bella bamba, Coralista, Dandelion, Dallas and the cult favourite Hoola. Do I own any? Nope. It does not mean I would not recommend them, they are gorgeous gorgeous shades, I just have a tad a plenty of blushes and bronzers to last me another couple of years.

They have now come up with another ingeniously cute idea of turning these shades to lip glosses!

Check them out~


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Let me know if you may be picking up one or two of these ^_^


July 10, 2012

Hydrate your lips with Jane Iredale Lip Drink

I don’t encounter too many Jane Iredale but this one that fits snuggly in my palm in my pocket is one little gem.


July 9, 2012

Hair Crush Inspiration Alert–Rumi Neely

Rumi Neely of fashiontoast
(All photos are from her blog)
Hair crush alert. Two tone and fringe aka bangs. And the effortlessly chic shuffled textured hair.
I want.
My current state of hair – very dark discreetly two tone and overgrown bangs. Flat.
Mission – trim the bangs. Use styling tools to create the waves. “Perhaps” do a DIY colour on hair.
Ok perhaps I did manage to create the look I wanted… as shown in the two photos above.
But, to my dismay, they only last… perhaps FIVE minutes or half an hour if I’m lucky.

So tell me, how can I help keeping the style to last longer and to last the whole day?

Yes I did use hair spray… but perhaps… there’s something I need to know for the secret behind keeping the hair as is. My hair especially my bangs seem to have a mind of its own that it starts going everywhere else except where I want them to be.
Now that I think about it… I think I now have had this sort of hair for about a year! Wow!
Well, I still love it.

Winner of Kiehl’s Crème de Corps Pack

Time to… announce the winner of the recent Kiehl’s Crème de Corps Combination Pack!!
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Congratulations Di Childs of Max the Unicorn blog!!
Winner will need to email your postage address to arrange for delivery of prize
to dearblushfully@gmail.com
Please let me know which of the 3 you would like,
either the lightweight body lotion, the body butter or the standard.

and thank you to everyone, I mean it, every-one who participated.
I wish I could have a pack for each of you!
Stay tune for more giveaways in the future ^_^

July 6, 2012

The week that’s been through my Samsung Galaxy S3

Ever since I got the Samsung Galaxy S3 the view I have of the world kind of altered a little. I looked through the lenses a lot more and things that may not be much look just as inspirational through the tiny lens inbuilt in my phone. The following photos you will see were taken with the phone and no further editing, except those Instagram-med, which you might have already seen in my Instagram by the name ‘cendanablush’.

Perhaps I should call this a photolog or perhaps just an update of what’s been happening. Either way I like this sort of posts in other blogs especially from Adeline at Through Beauty Eyes and Roseanne from Roseannetangrs.

I shall let the photos do the talking.


From top left going clockwise:- The Nut Market Crunchy Peanut Butter (From James St Market); Shin Ramyun (without soup) with Korean Mayonnaise and Fried Egg; Grill’d Lamb Burger with Herbed Hummus and Goat’s Cheese; Grill’d Chicken Caesar Salad; The Coffee Club Mocha (on a cold evening…)


The kinds of boots I have my eyes on – but have not obtained! Yet!
A hot bright pink coat – it was cute, but I didn’t get it…
And you can see the phone here (with the charm inclusive haha)


Rama getting fluffier by day as I didn’t groom him this winter to keep him warm
Amazing how they seem to know your emotions…

Next few photos are taken from Instagram – boy I love the effect and the editing it provides!
Some of my fav photos taken by … blushfully me ^___^


My current favourite tinted lip balm – Hue No. 30G – super!


Current skincare range to trial – the new L’Occitane Angelica
Love the texture and the feel of the Exfoliator, first impression was good-o-good!


Delicious Roast Pork Laksa at Laksa Hut
I shall attempt to make again – I love my own laksa…


I’m not usually a fan of Tiramisu but this Movenpick Tiramisu ice cream just changed my mind, completely!
The creaminess – it is to DROOL for!


If you have not seen this, these are some of my current favourite makeup products that I can literally wear everyday everytime anytime anywhere – done deal!


And I LOVE LOVE LOVE this photo – I took it from a store called Bed Bath ‘N’ Table
Even I surprised myself at how wonderful it turned out! So vintage yet so chic and so… I don’t know… there’s a character to it that screams to me.


Alright… that’s all folks! Till next time~

July 2, 2012

WIN a set of Kiehl’s Crème de Corps

I have been lucky to be given a chance to hold this giveaway sponsored by Kiehl’s. Perhaps some of you might or might not have heard of the cult classic, Crème de Corps – this is the perfect time for you to give it a try. No matter what your skin type is. Kiehl’s got it all covered providing different kinds of texture and consistency. You have to smell it and feel it to believe it, but the body butter smells seriously delicious. Like pudding or vanilla mango butter or something…


You will receive:

  • Body wash (aka Nurturing Body Washing Cream)
  • Body scrub (aka Soy Milk and Honey Body Polish)
  • Moisturiser of your choice (could be the body lotion, the lightweight lotion or the body butter)

So in case you’re now wondering… how can I win a pack?

Tell me… in 25 words or less, why would you love a Crème de corps combination pack?

There will be 1 (one) lucky winner – selected at the end of the giveaway which will end in 5 days time on the 7th July 2012 at midnight Australian Standard Eastern Time (I’m in Brisbane).

Open to Australian residents only. (sorry International readers!)

One entry per person.

Thank you for participating~!! Good luck =)

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