Mini Review: Models Prefer Infinite Colour Eye Pencils

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Hello My Lovelies!

As promised, I’m back with a review of the Models Prefer Infinite Colour Eye Pencils. I used three of the colours on my last post so feel free to scroll down and check that out! And let me just say, I LOVE THESE PENCILS! Seriously, all this time I’ve walked right past the Models Prefer display at Priceline and never thought of giving this brand a chance! It’s Priceline’s own brand and I’m impressed! These liners are the boss. They retail for $8.99 but they are worth every penny. Easily comparable to higher end brands like Urban Decay. They are extremely pigmented, super smooth but still firm enough not to break on application. The best part is that they dry quickly and does not smudge at all! On my last look, I used one of them to make a winged liner and it stayed on all day and did NOT transfer to my lids! Throughout the day, the color didn’t stay as vibrant but that’s just a very minor concern. They are waterproof as they say and stay in the waterline pretty well too! The color selection is to die for aswell! They offer 12 beautiful shades and I bought 6 of them. Check out the swatches below!

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From Left to Right:

Blue Lagoon: my favorite of the bunch! Such a rich shimmery royal blue shade! LOVE IT!

Teal Maybe: if you ask me, a teal eye pencil is a must in everyone’s collection. Teal looks amazing on the waterline or on the bottom lash line just to add that beautiful pop of color during spring and summer!

Lime Tart: love the name and love the color! I don’t own anything similar to this color so I had to have it!

Gold Star: beautiful gold shade, just amazing for the waterline or as a inner corner highlight!

Nude Appeal: the photo could not capture the true essence of this color. In reality, this is a softer champagne shade and again a staple for everyone! Perfect for the waterline!

Silver Lining: a really nice silvery charcoal, great for cool smokey eyes. I’ve actually used it on a look I posted a couple of days back.

*None of these shades are matte….they are all beautiful shimmery shades…I’m inclined to say most of the shades in the collection are shimmery except for maybe Brown Suede and Black Cat (which has tiny flecks of shimmers) but I may be totally wrong so don’t quote me on that ! LOL ^_^

 

Overall, I”m in love and I’ve never expected this brand to produce such great quality products. I’m definitely keen to try more stuff from Models Prefer. Kudos to Priceline for creating such a great line! I urge everyone who can get their hands on these eyeliners to try them out!

~XO XO~

 

 

 

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Fragrance Favorites: Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Eau De Parfum

Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy

Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy

Hi Sugar Plums!

I know I’ve been MIA for the last few days and I apologize for that. I’ve been so so busy with uni, assignments, work, trying to stay fit and trying fitting in all my other daily chores in my schedule! To make up for my absence I’ll hopefully have a couple more posts up by tonight!

Since I own a lot of perfumes and I’m always buying more, I figured I will start a series called Fragrance Favorites  and review perfumes that I love and recommend! Anyway, without further ado let’s get going with the highlight of this post, which is one of my favorite perfumes of the moment: Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy! 

I’ve seen this perfume around but I never really wanted to purchase it until I heard mouldyfruit talk about it in one of her favorites videos. I loved the packaging and she mentioned it was a ‘sweet’ smell. I’m a sucker for anything sweet! The only problem was the pricetag! It costs $145 (AUD) for the 100ml bottle !!! I’m a poor uni student on a budget and since my love for makeup and perfumes knows no bounds, I always have to keep myself in check and look for specials sales and deals. So I opted for a 30 ml bottle at first. As I started wearing this perfume, I got so many compliments from complete strangers. People were asking me what perfume I was wearing. I didn’t realize this perfume would have such an impact, so when I saw that the 100ml bottle was reduced to $69 in Priceline, I was ecstatic!!! The sale should still be on till the 11th of September so if you’re in Australia, you can still get this perfume for a steal!

Packaging:

I really like the packaging. Its quite heavy and feels expensive. I love the fuchsia colored ribbon and just love all the gold bling!!! (You  can see some close up shots in the collage above.)

Notes:

This perfume is often characterized as a floral fragrance but when you break down the notes, you will see that there is a blend of various different elements.

According to fragantica.com , the notes are as follows:

Top Notes: wild berries and mandarin

Middle Notes: honeysuckle, gardenia, and jasmine

Base Notes: amber, caramel, vanila, sandalwood, and pralines

* (top notes comes first, then middle notes, and finally settles into base notes)

Personally, when I first spray this perfume, I right away pick up a citrus scent which I’m assuming comes from the mandarin.

It quickly moves onto the floral scent and I could primarily smell the jasmine.

Finally it settle downs to predominantly the caramel scent.

I can’t stress how beautiful this perfume smells. I will say it’s more of a daytime perfume. It’s youthful and very chic. Not overly girly though, yet still feminine. I just completely love it!

Longevity:

My only complain is the longevity of the perfume. For the price, you would expect it to stay on longer especially since its an eau de parfum. It’s however has a medium longevity. It doesn’t go away instantly but it’s not long lasting either. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to test the sillage (scented trailed left behind) of the perfume, but according to other users, it’s also moderate.

Hope you guys enjoyed this post and are convinced enough to try this perfume! Till then XO!

Priceline Haul and Drugstore FOTD

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So if you’re living in Australia, you would know that Priceline is one our more well-known drugstores. They are always having awesome weekly/monthly sales. I’m a huge fan of the place, and if you sign up to their sister program, you gain points which you can eventually redeem. So that’s a bonus! Over the weekend, they had an amazing sale on some of the brands they carry and I just couldn’t help myself, ofcourse! They had half price on all maybelline products! Maybelline being one of my favorite drugstore brands, except for one, all of the things I got are from Maybelline!

So let’s start of with the non-Maybelline product. I purchased the Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara. I’ve heard a lot of good things about this mascara. I liked their lash blast and lash blast fusion mascaras aswell, so I thought I should give it a try. Right now it’s just chilling with my stash of backup mascaras but I think I’ll try this one next.

So now on with the Maybelline stuff:

I just got a back up of my trusty ol’ eye studio gel liner. Makeup in general is so expensive in Australia. Some of the drugstore products are very similar to high end prices in the US so I never pass a chance to stock up when there’s a sale on.

I got the hyper glossy liquid liner. It was on sale for around 6 bucks so just wanted to try out. I’m on the fence about this product. I like the color payoff, I don’t mind the glossiness, I like the tip of the applicator (shown below), BUT its not smudge-proof or water-proof. It’s winter out here so its still okay or if you’re gonna be indoors most of the time. During hot weather it will just be disaster. It comes off so easily with any contact with liquid. Also I’ve noticed the way it dries, it has a tendency to peel off so you gotta be careful with that aswell.

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Next up is the Dream Pure BB cream for oily skin. This is the newer one. The other one is for all skin types. I do not have oily skin. I’m a normal to dry skin girl. I was debating between the two but I finally decided to get this one become of one thing: the 2 percent salicylic acid it contains. That’s a rare occurrence for a foundation/bb cream type product, let alone a drugstore one. I’m a mere mortal so I’m not immune to breakouts so I think its perfect for those days when my skin isn’t performing so well.

I also got the Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch highlighting concealer. Take note of the fact that it says highlighting concealer. This does not have great coverage, but it’s meant to brighten up your under eyes, the bridge of your nose etc. I got the color in 03 sand, but I do wish I got a lighter color just because I like dramatically bright underyes.

Next I got the Super Stay 24 Hour Waterproof Powder. I got the shade 021 Nude, which was a mistake because it’s a bit too pink for me. I’m still trying to make this work. I really like the texture and coverage though.

Lastly I got the Color Whisper lipsticks. I got two shades: Pink Possibilities and Lust for Blush (shown below). The swatches aren’t coming completely accurate. I love Pink Possibilities since its like this neon coral pink. The photos aren’t doing any justice to the color. Lust for Blush is a nice pinky brown nude. A nice nude for my skin tone. They are more like a balmy texture. Kind of like the Revlon Lip Butters. They have a sheer coverage, but can be built up. They are very moisturising on the lips.

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I’ve used some of these products on my face today. Everything else on this face of the day is also from the drugstore:

I can hardly keep my face straight lol

I can hardly keep my face straight lol

Here’s a rundown of the products I used:

Face: Loreal Base Magique Primer, Maybelline Dream Pure BB cream in Medium, Dream Lumi Touch highlighting concealer in 003 Sand, Maybelline Super Stay 24 Hour Powder in 021 Nude, Australis Ready Set Go Finishing Powder in Transluscent (under eye)

EyeBrows: Elf EyeBrow Kit in Dark and Nyx Above Beyond Full Coverage Concealer in Beige

Eyes: Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Branded on the lid,
Maybelline Eye Studio quad in Copper Chic – Shimmery Nude on the lid and Copper shade the lower lash line,
BH Cosmetics 26 Eyeshadow and Cheek Palette (Soft Brown) on the crease,
Maybelline Hyper Glossy liquid liner, Maybelline Falsies Mascara, Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof liner in Nude

Cheeks: Rimmel London Blush in Spring Flower, Rimmel London Natural Bronzer in Sun Bronze, Shimmery beinge shade from the Maybelline quad to highlight

Lips: Essence lipliner in cute pink, Maybelline Color Whisper in Pink Possibilities

Close up of eyes:

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I hope you enjoyed this post my lovelies! I think the Priceline sale may be still be on tomorrow, so if you are in Australia, you should go check it out! Till next time XO!