Monday, November 29, 2010

REVIEW & NOTD: Essie Lilacism (Spring 2010 Collection)

Hi all!
Essie's Lilacism!
A nice pastel kind of purple or lilac.

This was requested by a follower! :)

I used 1 base coat - OPI for natural nails

2 coats of colour - Essie Lilacism

1 top coat - Seche Vite (I think that's how you spell it?)

Sorry about the lighting in the photo - will update later!

- I love to colour! :)
- glossy
- dried reasonably quickly
- no streaky finish

-The consistency of the nail polish leaves a lot to be desired.. too liquidy - & applied thinly, it was still not opaque in 2 coats! So I used 3 coats!
- easily peeled off (but this MAY be because of either the base or top coat... hmmm)
- the applicator was too small IMO

Have you tried any Essie nail polishes before? What did you think?
What are your favourite shades?
Let me know!

- Lara


Hey all

Ok, actually you don't need a discount code

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and you will get 30% the products automatically... ends soon

Check it out!

Are you guys tempted to get anything?

- Lara

Sunday, November 28, 2010

GIVEAWAY by Ericaleung13!

Who doesn't love a give away?

The Youtube Video is here!

Enter here!

Goodluck everyone! :)

- Lara

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Sigma Discount Code!! Black Friday

Hi all!

Memoirs of a Shopping Addict posted this first~

Sigma makeup...

It is free shipping ANYWHERE!

here is her post: CLICK HERE

CODE: BF2010


- Lara

E.L.F. Back In Australia for 2010!

I made a video for ELF coming back to Australia!


There's info on shipping etc...

Just wanted to share the good news!


- Lara

Cherry Culture 20% off Discount Code for Thanksgiving!

I did posted this on Youtube so more people would know about it!

20% off Discount Code for

valid from 24 November 2010 until 28 Novemeber 2010.



Tuesday, November 23, 2010

DEBATE: How Long Does Make Up Last? Does it expire?

Does makeup expire? Yes!

Like most other things, for example food, drinks, nail polish, shampoo...

it DOES expire... contrary to a few people's opinons...

I don't know about you guys but here are my guidelines... what I usually go by!
I know many people keep theirs for less or more though!

When to throw out?
Signs you need to throw your makeup out:
- when there is a 'bad' smell
- when the makeup is all crumbled or when you touch it, it crumbles
- when it has hardened (and it was not like that before!)
- when you use it and you get itchy skin!

I roughly keep makeup for about this long for my items:

Liquid foundations: < 1 yr
Powder foundations/blushes/bronzers: < 2 yrs
Powder eyeshadows: < 2 yrs
Liquid/Mousse eyeshadows/blushes/bronzers: <1 yr
Lipsticks: < 2 yrs
Lipglosses: < 1 yr
Pencil Eyeliners: < 3 yrs
Liquid Eyeliners: < 1 yr
Eyeshadow primers/bases: < 1.5 yrs

Do you agree? Disagree? Comment below!

- Lara

Friday, November 12, 2010

DEBATE: How Long Does Nail Polish Last?

So... the best resource for questions?

Google? I hear you say? YES...
But there's also Yahoo Answers!

So... let's see what they say to the question: How long does nail polish last?

1 yr
8 yrs
until the colour separates

until it goes chunky
until it dries up
2-3 yrs

Funny thing when I Googled? I cam across a website that said 1 MONTH! Can you believe that?
Can anyone use up a whole nail polish in 1 month? Well, unless you paint other people's nails... insane... I was going to get the link then my browser went funny. Lol.

Personally, as I have stated in my last post - I only have two at the moment.
I gave/sold/threw away most of my other polishes because:
1) I couldn't open them - as much as I tried... stuck... dead stuck!
2) They got gloopy & wouldn't apply properly
3) I didn't like the colour on me

And today as I was trying to use the nail art ones... I had 8... they wouldn't dry on my nails.. can someone tell me why?

Yea, so I'm not keeping them now.

In addition to my 2 coloured nail polishes I also have clear ones as well.

I think using your best judgement on nail polishes is the way to go - some brands might last longer than others - i know I had some cheap ones from overseas that dried up within a few months of opening. Whereas ones I bought here, I think a year? They were no more than AU$5 each, which is cheap for Australians! I can't believe USA-ers get them so much cheaper!! LUCKY!!!!

We pay like AU$20.00 for good brands here! HUMPH!! lol.
Essie & OPI fall into this category I believe... correct me if I am wrong anyone?

How many nail polishes do you have?

How long do you keep your nail polishes for?