March 30, 2012

The 30 Days of Beauty Challenge

Miss Jaime Chew from Miss Chew blog is challenging YOU a 30 Days of Beauty Instagram Challenge. However, in my case, since I don’t have Instagram (**sad, I know**) I will just be posting it via twitter using the hashtag #30daysofbeautyapril – and make sure you put the hashtag when you post it on twitter or instagram!

Here is the challenge… are you ready?

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This will be fun – and I notice Sparkle is on the 21st April (it’s my birthday!) but I have a mid semester exam on 26th April…

What do you have to do?

See the guideline above and take a different picture every day. For instance, day 1 is lipstick, you can take a picture of a lipstick you love or the lipstick you are wearing on that day.

Who will be taking up the challenge?

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March 27, 2012

Review: Australis Voluptulash Mascara

After using waterproof mascara to hold my curled lashes ever since I started my obsession with makeup and skincare, I never thought I would be able to use a non-waterproof mascara. Awhile ago very few brands made some amazing non-waterproof mascaras that held my lashes very nicely in the names of Hourglass, NARS and some Japanese brands such as Coffret D’Or, Majolica Majorca and Shiseido. However, I did not expect a very budget brand such as Australis to come up with a similar technology. The tubing formulation – have you heard of it?

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What they say:

Silicon curved brush for the ultimate building mascara.
Simple brush through to ensure separationg and no clumps.
Easy wash-off tubing formulation for no ‘panda eyes’

Ultimate volume and building mascara! The curved silicon brush tapers to evenly coat each lash, even in the inner corner of the eye. Delivers natural looking, defined lashes.

Survey (based on consumer Facebook Trial Team with 70 respondents) says that 100% of people found lashes were thicker and volumised.

Let the photos speak for themselves, shall we?

March 26, 2012

And the winner is…

To follow my recent giveaway HERE – where you could win a Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Rose…

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I have the pleasure to announce the winner TODAY! (**CHEERS!**)

Apology for the delay…

Without further a due…

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CONGRATULATIONS to ZOEEANGELAA !!!!!!!

 

A big THANK YOU

for everyone who participated. It turned out way better than I though it would, with a total of 125 entries!

Stay tuned for more ^^

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March 25, 2012

The week that passed

Another weekend has gone… It has ended before it had begun, maybe someday there will be a grant for more time… in times we ever need them more. My apology for the lack of posts, I have been rather caught up with university workload that keeps me occupied. In fact, I have 2 assignments due this week. Wish me luck and perseverance.

On a brighter note, the past week made my lips speak of the re-opening of Lush Queen St store (of Brisbane), the release of more MAC collection this time Chen Man, the launch of Napoleon Perdis new collection fittingly named Nude and my love affair with Red Velvet Whoopie Pie started with a bite from On A Roll Bakery at The University of Queensland, St Lucia. I’ve also managed to cook kangaroo meat without burning it (not that I have ever) and tonight I am patting myself on the back for a nice first attempt at making Chicken Laksa.

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The re-opening of Lush Queen St store with such an incredible queue confirms that Lush is still very much in demand. Me – happy to know.

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The Red Velvet Whoopie Pie

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Unfortunately I could not attend to Napoleon Perdis appearance at David Jones, Queens Plaza, on Friday afternoon due to university commitments. However I managed to pop in store afterwards and the lovely Sophie (Diploma Make Up Artist from Napoleon School) polished my worn-out face with the new collection that includes:

Tinted Moisturiser – Light/Medium

Blush – Double Agent in Nude

Lipstick – Iris

Lipgloss – Caramel Kiss

Eyeshadow – Loose Eye Dust in Star Light (Coming in My Wishlist now)

Mascara – Mesmer Eyes

Eyebrow – Eyeshadow in Espresso

I have to say – it does photograph well. It felt nice, however I’m still uncertain about its performance as I have only worn it for a few hours once. Anyone else has tried the new tinted moisturiser and powder etc?

I be honest, that was my first time trying a ‘red velvet’ anything.

Many posts are on hold – coming out your way in the weeks to come.

Have another good week, everyone!

Thank you for sticking by…

I shall announce the winner of the last giveaway real soon – my apology, I need to tally up the entrants and pick a winner (randomly).

Much loves…

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March 23, 2012

Marie Claire James St Up Late Event on March 29th

I like Marie Claire, I do. There’s just so much more content and substances in it that makes me always want to hold one in my arm every month (more like staying at home with a cup of tea in the other hand, because their latest edition is amazingly how many hundred of pages thick that was delivered straight to my door – squeal!)

Here we have Marie Claire teaming up with James St at the Fortitude Valley to hold one of the biggest Fashion Party – right here in Brisbane!

The best thing is – you are all invited!

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Sass & Bide’s Heidi Middleton, Easton Pearson’s Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson, Camilla’s Camilla Franks are all going to be there. And guess what, Marie Claire editorial team. That means… The Jackie Frank is coming too!!

So who’s going to be there? Me! I’ll try and dress decent, I promise. And in heels…

Toodles and hope to see you there! Say hi if you somehow spot me :)

March 5, 2012

GIVEAWAY TIME **CLOSED**

The month is March and I cannot believe how fast the year has gone. With the new year and the change of season, how’s everyone feeling? Apology for being a bit MIA lately, and I will be for the next few months, just because uni(versity) semester has started and I’m pulling my hair already. **cough stress cough** and I am literally coughing at the moment. I’ve been coughing for the past a week, getting better, thank heavens!

By the way, the main point of this post is really for you.

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GIVEAWAY TIME!

Mizspa has been very kind to be sponsoring this giveaway. I have chosen the prize specially, because I thought it would be a very nice addition to your collection.

What is it?

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If you thought it’s the ever-most-highly-talked-about Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick, you are correct!! This one is the shade Rose. Beautiful glowing colour, let me tell you that!

Now how to enter – curious? curious?

  1. Must be a follower of this blog and comment please, letting me know who you are (1 entry)
  2. Like Mizspa.com facebook page (+1 entry)
  3. Follow Mizspa twitter (+1 entry)
  4. Follow twitter (@blushfully) and retweet (+1 entry)

Open Internationally!

One last note from Mizspa

Customs policies vary from country to country. Some allow free trade over the internet without duty, while other countries will charge a duty. Please check your country’s customs policies prior to receiving a shipment with us. You may be subject to import duties, taxes, or VAT which are enforced once a shipment reaches your country. Charges for customs clearance must be paid by you, we have no control over these charges. Every country has their own import duties and these change, so we are unable to provide you with this information for your country. We ask you to please review your country’s import duty policy prior to placing an order or agreeing to a shipment from us, to avoid any issues. Thank you for your kind understanding.

This giveaway is now open – until 18th March 2012 Midnight Brisbane Time (+10)

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Hope you like it!