Sunday, October 26, 2014

Ulta3 Strawberry Sundae Manicure!

From my recent Colourful Ulta3 Mini Haul comes this fun, flirty, feminine candy-like pink, Strawberry Sundae. A bright, cheery, pretty colour perfect for the warmer weather, it comes at a pretty perfect price tag, only $2. I love picking up new Ulta3 polishes, because of the great formula, extensive range of colours and low cost. 

I applied two coats and completely forgot about a top coat. Oops!

You can rifle excitedly through the Ulta3 bin at selected Target stores, Terry White Chemists, Blooms the Chemist, Good Price Pharmacies and other selected pharmacies, such as Chem Mart, where I get mine!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Colourful Ulta3 Mini Haul!

I have been itching for a haul lately, in particular a really large Lush one, but I picked up some pretty Ulta3 stuff in the meantime, basically to quell the incessant urge to spend. No, I do not need nail polish. Of course I don't. But rifling through the Ulta3 nail polish bin is the closest I will get to touching a rainbow, and at only $2 a bottle, who gives a fuck? Besides, the promotional sign said spend $10 on Ulta3 and get a free 250ml Nailpolish Remover. It goes without saying that the sales assistant knew nothing of this deal and had never seen this sign before in her entire life. Of course she hadn't. By all means, let me explain your offer that you display prominently in your place of employment to you. Please.

So for the grand cost of $10.95, I got:
Sahara Rose lipstick
Carrot Top nail colour
Strawberry Sundae nail colour
Blossom Fever nail colour
Hearts Desire nail colour
Nailpolish Remover (Free!)

What have you bought lately?

Friday, October 10, 2014

REVIEW: Skin Doctors EyeTuck

Skin Doctors say: "Reduce under eye bags without surgery! Containing Eyeseryl, a tetra peptide, this cosmeceutical strength formula has been designed to painlessly reduce the appearance of puffy bags in just weeks. Eyetuck will give your under eyes a smooth, tighter appearance whilst also conditioning and moisturising the delicate eye area."

EyeTuck contains Shea Butter to moisturise, Apricot Oil to revitalise dry or ageing skin and Eyeseryl (Tetrapeptide-5) that drains and decongests water that has pooled in the under-eye region.

My Experience and Thoughts
I've been using this 'anti-bag technology' eye cream since the beginning of September, and to say I'm impressed with the results would be an understatement. I saw a dramatic improvement in the first few days of use, and my results have stayed consistent ever since. I was completely fed up with continuous puffiness and bags under my eyes, so I started looking into products that might be able to help. I hit up my local Priceline and bought a couple of SkinVitals Masks (Eye Brighten Anti-Dark Circles Brightening Invigorating Cloth Eye Treatment Mask - I also suffer from dark circles! and SkinVitals Eye Lift Anti-Puffiness Anti-Wrinkle Firming Cloth Eye Treatment Mask - I've yet to try either of these) and Skin Doctors EyeTuck, which I was quite sceptical of, but at the same time, desperate for anything to work! I had grown to despise my under-eye area, which has a few fine lines and dark shadows, both of which I can disguise with various creams and concealers, but most worryingly, ridiculous puffiness resulting in eyebags which I just couldn't reduce, no matter what I tried. This cream really seems to 'drain' the liquid, leaving my under eye area looking flatter, tighter and less puffy, which results in a younger overall appearance.

Skin Doctors EyeTuck can be worn under makeup, and really, what's the point if it can't! I want a treatment product that will reduce my bags during the day, when I'm out and about, with my makeup on. So it needs to be something that doesn't rub off as soon as I apply concealer, and thankfully this doesn't happen. I would highly recommend anyone with puffiness or eyebags giving this a go.

This lightweight, easily-absorbed cream will not reduce the appearance of fine lines or dark circles, however it does do as it claims (for me, anyway!), and that is to "reduce under eye bags without surgery". Keep in mind, though, that results may vary from person to person, so this product may not work wonders for everyone.

* impressive results, significantly decreasing my eyebags and puffiness
* can be worn under makeup
* absorbs quickly and easily
* comfortable, lightweight formula
* pump packaging means it's sanitary and hygienic

* expensive at $49.95 RRP (although you can usually get it discounted)
* can't see when the product is low and you're about to run out
* it doesn't address other under-eye concerns, such as dark circles or fine lines

$49.95 RRP (15 ml bottle) from the Skin Doctors website, however you can get it on special from Priceline and Chemist Warehouse for a lot cheaper. I paid $35 for mine from Priceline.

Priceline, Chemist Warehouse, Terry White Chemists, Chemmart and other selected chemists.

Disclaimer:  I bought this product with my own money. All opinions are my own.