Monday, December 5, 2011

Rene Memory's Giveaway! - Maybelline Goodie Bags!!

Each goodies bag consists of;

1. Maybelline's Total Clean Absolute Makeup Remover

2. Maybelline's Hello Kitty x Volum' Express Mascara

3. Maybelline's Lip Sensational Lipstick

4. Maybelline's Baby Lips - Lipbalm!!
 
 

Details on how to enter are HERE!

Lara xo

Sunday, December 4, 2011

BLOG SALE!!!

Only nail polish is up at the moment - but pretty much 1/2 of retail prices!!

NEW & USED
Chanel
OPI
Essie
and more!


Have a look please!


Lara xo

The best tissues ever!!!!

Kleenex 3 ply tissues
Totally expensive in my opinion but I love them!! I use other brands too, but when I can afford it, I get these!! Mega soft!!
What tissues are your fave?
Lara xo
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I hope these stick!!

Coles Smart Buy band aids!!
I have tried Home Brand ones, but never these before!
What band aids do you use?
Lara xo
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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Chanel Graphite is my NOTD

Super dim lighting but you get the idea lol!!
I will try take better photos another time!
1 day wear
Initial thoughts:
- fast drying
- only 2 coats
Have you tried this nail polish before? Yay or nay?
Lara xo
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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Bubble tea!!!!!

Me and my friend Nicole!!

Waiting for our bubble tea!

Photo taken by our other friend Sherry! Thank you Sherry!

Nicole- if you don't want your photo here let me know!!

Lara xo

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Me and my friends dog

First pic of me ever!!
Cute dog hey? =)
Lara xo
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The most trusted occupations in Australia

What do you think?

Lara xo

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Do not like the smell of these!!

David Jones lotion and creams!!

Ahhhh they smell bad!!

Will be reviewing David Jones products soon but this onr sticks out as being very unpleasent to me!!

Have you tried this?

Lara xo

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Wink wink!!

=D just purchased this the other day!!

I wanted the black one but they ran out! =(

Have you guys tried Dolly Wink makeup before? What are your thoughts?

Lara xo


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Dolly Wink eyeliner!!

=D just purchased this the other day!!

Have you guys tried Dolly Wink makeup before? What are your thoughts?

Lara xo

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I want these...

Too much though!!

What do you think?

Lara xo

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Bumble Bee Nails!!

My friend Nicole and my nails!! She is so talented!! =D I coloured in my bumble bees yellow! Nicole did the rest!!
Cute or what? =D
Lara xo
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Monday, November 21, 2011

Model Co Eyeshadows


Swatches coming soon! =D

Have you tried this brand before?

Lara xo
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Friday, November 18, 2011

Revlon to have nail polish bars in Myer!!


Image not mine. Source: here

News from Myer is that Revlon is about to have manicure bars in store!

$40 for a pamper pack and $15 for an express manicure!!


What do you think?


Lara xo

Fizzy Glitter


NOTD!
Chanel Orange Fizz & OPI Teenage Dream

Both 3 coats

Would you wear this?

Lara xo
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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Love smelling like... Lush Sweetie Pie Shower Jelly 100g




The pics above are when I first got them! Smelled soooooo good!! :D  Love this Shower Jelly!!

Thank you to my friend Christina who got this for me!! :D There was also a Glitterbar (Shimmy Shimmy Massage Bar) with this which I will review at a later date!

Pros:
- smells very good!
- Love the feeling of it on my body!! Slipperly and very nice!

Cons:
- ran out too quickly!! :(
- I had bits of it all over my shower floor! But that's alright - just wash it down the drain!
- I wish it came in a squeezy tube to be more hygenic. But that's ok! I washed the container after I used it and keep my lipglosses in it now!! Recycle! Reuse! :D Waste not, want not. ;)

More information of this product can be found from the official Lush website here!

Have you tried Lush products before? What did you think?


Lara xo

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Signs of a Bad Relationship: No. 1 - He/She makes you feel bad


This will be the first post of what I think are the signs of a bad relationship.

No. 1
- He/She makes you feel bad


What I mean by this is that you feel inferior to them, you feel like you are not good enough for them and that they will leave you for someone better.

You feel like although they are with you, they are only with you to pass the time - you are a filler boyfriend or girlfriend to them.

You feel like you are NOT 'the one' to them and that they do not truly love you because they love themselves more.

This may stem from personal issues such as low self-esteem. But a loving bf or gf will not make you feel worse. They would love you for who you are and for what you look like.

For girls:

He would love you and think you beautiful to him with or with out makeup. He would not make you feel ugly and unattractive when you have no makeup on, or say that you should wear makeup more often.

Let me just say... 
Almost all girls wear makeup and guys DO NOT even notice it.

Guess what? Guys always go after all the 'hot' girls who wear a lot of make up all the time. Maybe it is just me. But I don't want a guy to love me only when I have a mask on. Without getting 'discrete' cosmetic 'enhancements'.

I want him to love me for me.

Un-enhanced.

Un-photoshopped.

Raw.


What do you think?

Lara xo

I Fall For Paris!


Cute key ring of the Eifell Tower was a souvenier from my bbf from her trip to France!!
So nice of her!! =D

I have been wanting to add it to my keys but mine is bulky enough! =(

Have you been to France?

Lara xo
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Monday, November 14, 2011

Hello Ms Kitty!


(Late) Birthday pressie from my bff =D

Hello Kitty looks super cute!! She is my new bed buddy!!

Are you a HK fan?

Lara xo

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Bvlgari Engagement and Wedding Rings/Bands - Ad


Pretty!!

I wonder how much they cost?

What are your thoughts on these?

Lara xo

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Minnie Mouse Inspired Nails


My friend Nicole's nails!

Super cute nail art!

Would you try to do this yourself?

Lara xo

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Theme: Love - Rings of the Day


Both from Sportsgirl

Would you wear these?

Lara xo

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Jo Mercer VIP Shopping Event in Qld, Australia


Ladies!

Jo (or Joanne) Mercer has an exclusive VIP event!

Lara xo

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Peacock & Bracelets - Arm of the Day


Hey everyone!!

I am hoping to do more posts on fashion and makeup since my blog seems to be consumed with nail polish posts lately lol

At uni today! This is my Arm of the Day!

Would you wear this?

Lara xo
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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Southbank - Queensland, Australia, Photography


Just wanted to share with you a piece of the state I live in. :D


Have you been here before?

Lara xo

Sephora by OPI Charge It! Swatch (NOTD) & Review


2 coats:




How many coats did I use?
2

How was drying time?
Super quick!! :D Thumbs ups Sephora by OPI!! :D

Wearing time?
Pretty good! Pictures show 2 days wear. By the 3rd say still minimum wearing.

Would I repurchase?
I like this colour, but not love. It is a subtle colour, and I ahve only worn it once so I may love it in the future.
We will see!! For now, now, but I would love to try more Sephora by OPIs! :D


Have you tried Sephora by OPI nail polishes?
What did you think?

Lara xo


10 Signs You are Falling In Love (For Guys and Girls)


Image Source: Here


Love. What exactly is it? How do we know when we are in love?

I know there are a lot of people who claim to be in love every other day. But is that truly love? Or just simply lust?


According to Wikipedia, love is:

"an emotion of strong affection and personal attachment"

to someone or something (I am assuming).



People can go through life never truly falling in love.
Or they can confuse love for other emotions - like lust. Or simply satisfying an ego, or sexual need.


10 signs you are falling in love...
 (when you are in a relationship/dating/other):

1) You spend a lot of time thinking about him/her. Everyday!

2) When you buy something for yourself you wonder if they would like something too.

3) You NEED to see them almost everyday. You miss them otherwise. And it just feels weird.

4) You put their needs in front of yours. This is a toughie and not everyone pasts this hurdle. Can you be in love and still thinking about yourself first? That is truly debateable. But in my opinion. Yes, you can be in love with them, but you just love yourself more.

5) You cannot imagine life without them.

6) You would do things for them without them asking.

7) You know what their daily /weekly schedule is.

8) You know what they want to do in  life and want to be a part of it.

9) You can see a future with them.

10) You miss them when they are not around. You text them/ call them a lot because they are on your mind continuosly. When you do no hear from them you get anxious and wonder how they are. (This is an extension of number 1!)


How do you know you are falling in love?

Lara xo


Chanel 307 Orange Fizz Swatch/NOTD


3 Coats

Perfect for Spring and Summer here in Oz!! =D

This is on my toes now too!!


Would you wear this shade?

Lara xo


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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship Shampoo


Review coming soon!

As you can see I have used about half the bottle!

Have you tried this shampoo or this line before?

Lara xo

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Shiba Inu puppies are the cutest!!


Image from Google Images.

Sooo cute! This is the kind of puppy I want! and also a german shepard =)

Are you a dog or a cat person?

Lara xo

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Need pregnant style inspiration? - Hilary Duff


Photo from Celebuzz

What do you think of her maternity style/fashion sense?

Lara xo

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Aromatherapy Co. - New Zealand hand and body lotions - Upcoming reviews


Look out for reviews of these soon!

I'm on my 2nd tube of the lavender one and it is nearly finished!!

200mL each

Made in New Zealand!

EDIT: Check it out their website: HERE

:D

Have you tried these before?

Lara xo

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Monday, November 7, 2011

More accurate swatch of Essie's Bobbing for Baubles


2 coats
I will post more swatches of these at a later date =)

What are your thoughts on this shade?

Lara xo

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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Essie Case Study Swatch & Review (NOTD)


* I used 2 really thick coats

* definately not a one-coater

* formula was a bit difficult to work with

* a dupe for this shade could be Sally Hansen's Extreme Wear in Flirt (IMO)

* perhaps this shade would look better if it didn't look so black in low lighting =(


What do you think of this shade?

Lara xo

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Essie Bobbing for Baubles Swatch & Quick Review


* After 1 day's wear
* 2 coats
* opaque formula - could be one coat if applied carefully!!
* Nice dusty navy shade
* After wearing for 1 day there are signs of wear =(

What do you think of this shade?

Lara xo
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Sephora by OPI Nonfat Soy Half Caff Swatch & Review





How many coats did I use?
OMG.... 5-6 coats!!

How was the formula?
TOO thin & watery for my tastes. It is a sheer - EXTREMELY SHEER nail polish.

How was the drying time?
Too long for my liking. I am impatient hahah!

How is the shade?
I think this shade would be a perfect office shade. It looked a bit weird on me though,so I owuld say if you were a bit tanner, it would be the perfect nudey colour! :D

Where can I purchase this from?
The USA. I got this as a birthday gift from my friend who went to the States :D She also got me 2 more, so look out for them in future posts! :D

Would I repurchase this?
NOOOOOOOOOO! WAY too thin. Not worth it!!

What do you think of this shade?


Lara xo

Sneakpeak of OPI Holland 2012 Collection!! (LINK)

Fashion Police has a sneak peak of the OPI Holland 2012 collection!!

Check it out! :)

I really like the look of OPI Thanks a Windmillion - looks like a dupe of Chanel's Jade!!

Are you liking any of them?

Lara xo

Monday, October 31, 2011

Essie School of Hard Rocks Quick Swatch & Review



Hi everyone!

Quick swatch! Will post better pics later ! =)

* 2 coats
* Coverage is amazing!
* could get away with just 1 coat if you were really careful - I actually prefer thinner formulas than this because I feel like I have more control
* formula was kinda goopy but not difficult to work with at all

What do you think of this shade?

Lara xo

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Essie Size Matters Swatch (NOTD)


Quick upload of my NOTD!

I'll post more pics later!

SM is a deep red/maroon nail polish!

Shown is 2 coats!

Lara xo

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Monday, October 24, 2011

My new Chanel nail polishes!



Left: Chanel 307 Orange Fizz
Right: Chanel 520 Graphite

Look out for swatches & NOTDs in the future!


What do you think of these? Would you wear them?


Lara xo

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Galaxy Nails: Deborah Lippmann Happy Birthday & OPI Yoga-ta Get this Blue! NOTD/Swatches!

Bottle pics:


Beginning of swatch pics! :)


With the OPI bottle:



With the DL bottle:






Do I love this combo?
Yes!! It looks like a rainbow spewed up on my fingers hahaha! Love love!!

How many coats did I use?
2 coats of OPI & 1.5 coats of DL
(by 1.5 I mean I used one coat, then had to go over several parts of the nail that had no glitter!!)

Would I wear this nail polish combo again in the future?
Yes! For sure! Unless removing it is a bigger pain than normal! Lol! But all glitters are a pain to remove unfortunately! :(


Do you like this combo? Would you wear it?


Lara xo