Monday, July 7, 2014

Face Of Australia Carnivale Manicure!

This Mani Features:
FOA Carnivale in 'Between The Flags'

I fancied a red mani, so my son and I collected all my red-hued polishes, then I let him choose a bottle. He was most excited by the red glittery 'Between The Flags' from FOA's Carnivale range. Good choice! I am admittedly a little behind with my Face Of Australia nail polish collections, having completely missed the Screen Siren range. But I bought Ferris Wheel and Between The Flags a while back, and still hadn't given them a whirl.

Carnivale nail enamel is textured, giving it a sandy, matte finish that's certainly interesting. On the bottle it says 'gloss finish' but FOA said at the time of release this was a packaging/labelling error. These polishes are 3 Free (Toluene, Formaldehyde, Dibutyl Phthalate free). I'm thinking a top coat would ruin the unique textured finish, and it's really not needed.

The bottle says to apply 2 - 3 coats; I only needed two. I really love how this looks. It feels somewhat sophisticated and stylish, and it's just different to anything I've worn before. I can't stop feeling it to be honest. I think it will wear well, because there's no gloss finish to smudge. The tiny glitter particles shimmer in the light and I'm really digging the red hue. I'm even loving the modern and stylish bottle design. Between The Flags is a winner in my book, and I can't wait to try out my Ferris Wheel Carnivale enamel next!

Disclaimer: This products was bought by me and opinions are my own. This is not a sponsored post.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Sample July!

I don't know about you, but I'm swimming in a sea of samples! These photos only show the samples I can find easily, but I know there are plenty more in my cupboards and various beauty-filled boxes. So I dedicate this month to samples. I'm going to use as many as I can and make notes along the way, so I remember if the products are any good. I've got sample sachets from Benefit, Philosophy and Dermalogica, among the usual Palmer's and Garnier. I actually can't wait to try the Montagne Jennesse Mud Pac mask which apparently contains Dead Sea Mud; the Philosophy Full of Promise For Eyes firming gel and creme; and in particular the Manuka Doctor samples that came in the the recent Priceline Skincare Goody Bag. I have a Skin Treatment Serum, a Targeted Wrinkle Filler and a Rejuvenating Face Mask that all contain purified bee venom! Scary stuff. I'm looking forward to testing out small amounts of different products and simultaneously decluttering a tiny amount of space in my house!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

WINNER ANNOUNCED: Nivea Lip Love Giveaway

Thanks so much to everyone who entered my Nivea Lip Love Giveaway! I was so happy with the response, plus I love giving things away to my readers, so there will certainly be more fun giveaways in the future!

A big congratulations to the winner KARINA L!! Karina has been notified.

She has won:
Nivea Lip Butter Caramel Cream
Nivea Lip Butter Raspberry Rose
Nivea Fruity Shine Pink Guava
Nivea Fruity Shine Strawberry

Thanks again guys, and keep reading for more beauty giveaways!

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