NEW Makeup you need to try from RY.COM.AU MUA Shop!

NEW makeup products you need to try from RY.COM.AU MUA Shop!

So if you didn’t know, RY.COM.AU (Yes, your favourite online haircare and skincare store) has finally dipped their toes in the cosmetic industry! They’re finally stocking makeup!!

I personally have loved ry.com.au for years! It has been a go-to store for me not only for the price point but for the amazing range of products and brands that they stock! Now that they’re also including make up, that’s even more reason to love them!

So it was only natural that when someone from the team contacted me about sending some products to test out, I was BEYOND excited! I received some amazing goodies from some of the new brands they will be stocking (namely Ofra, Jane Iredale, Garbo & Kelly, Sigma, Kryolan) and I wanted to run through some of the must try products for me! This is actually VERY timely as I have just noticed that they uploaded a 10% coupon code on their instagram – SO GET ON IT!

Gorgeous cosmetics

As soon as I tried the combination of the Base perfect foundation and primer I was in love! The primer is amazing and one that I’ll likely reach for again and again! Its made of a smooth creamy consistency that doesn’t feel like you’re just putting silicon all over you face. But for some reason when it sets, it leaves your skin feeling so velvety and soft! Its just amazing!

But wait, there’s more! I have to tell you about this foundation. It was WOW. I was matched to 11W and honestly it’s PERFECT for my NC40 skintone! I instantly fell inlove when I found how rich the yellow tones was on this foundation which is my ultimate goal in any foundation. If you’re asian like myself, you know how much of a struggle it can be sometimes to find yellow based foundations without looking orange! This foundation hit the nail on the head. Also the consistency is thick but light with great buildable coverage. Too good to be true? You have to try it out for yourself!!

Garbo & Kelly

Now I have never heard of this brand before, and after being sent quite a few palettes from them I’m really liking their stuff! Immediately what came to mind when I received the packaging was the beautiful rose gold on black. Talk about a classic combination. From their palettes to the brushes, rose gold on black was the colour theme.

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They sent me four palettes in total:

Master Of Illumination Highlighting Kit

Instantly when I opened the Illumination Highlighting Kit – I was in love! I literally gasped and knew I would love it! It comes with 4 different highlighters ranging from gold to icy to bronze, and also two lighter matte highlighting shades. The sizes of the pans are HUGE (and I mean huge!), and if you’re a highlighting addict you will need this in you collection! The colours are soft and builable which is something I prefer. I like to layer thin dustings of highlight so looks more natural and effortless!

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Millennial Girl Cream Contour Kit & Instagirl Powder & Cream Contour Kit

Now if you’re all about that instabaddie look, I feel like these two palettes will be the perfect addition to your arsenal! I don’t use contour on the daily, but when I do I love myself creamy ash-based contour! So many people don’t realise but contour is actually different from bronzer as they have an cooler/gray undertone which works like “shadow” on your face. Where as bronzer actually warms up your face and pulls to a more orange/reddish base. I am a huuuuge cream lover and the Millenial Girl palette was perfection! I loved how it had soooo many shade of contour, and those colour correctors are amazing! While the Instagirl contour kit is great, the Millenial girl is amazing!

Millenial Girl Palette (left to right) - Taylor, Betty, Hedy, Rita, Olivia

Millenial Girl Palette (left to right) – Taylor, Betty, Hedy, Rita, Olivia

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Millenial Girl Palette (top to bottom) – Donna, Louise, Lucille

Instagirl Palette (left to right) - Alice, Anita, Barbara, Beverly, Shirley, Vivien

Instagirl Palette (left to right) – Alice, Anita, Barbara, Beverly, Shirley, Vivien

Overnight Sensation Eyeshadow Palette

Now I like this palette, but compared to the previous it did pale a little bit in comparison. There are however some really pretty colours in here worthwhile trying, and what I do love is the fact that they included some matte colours. No palette is really complete without some matte colours are they?

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Kryolan

Way back when I was completely infatuated by makeup, I loved the theatre makeup brands like Ben Nye, Kryolan, Mehron just to name a few. I thought they were amazing makeup for the price, and still use so many of them today. However they were renounce to be a little bit thick though, being theatre makeup. But I do think that they’ve really come a long way and have been more and more suitable for everyday makeup. Take this kryolan concealer wheel for example. Now I’m almost 100% sure I’ve had a similar concealer wheel in the past, but for some reason this wheel is so much creamier and smoother than what I remember! But it still packs an incredible punch of pigment and coverage which is amazing! Definately another item I recommend especially if concealing is everything in your makeup routine! Check this one out!

Kryolan Concealer Wheel

Kryolan Concealer Wheel (top to bottom) - PH, OH, BN, RN2, RN1, S.Y.H

Millenial Girl Palette (top to bottom) - PH, OH, BN, RN2, RN1, S.Y.H

Kryolan Concealer Wheel (top to bottom) - PH, OH, BN, RN2, RN1, S.Y.HKryolan Concealer Wheel (top to bottom) – PH, OH, BN, RN2, RN1, S.Y.H

So the above are honestly just to name a few of my favourites from the goodie bag that RY.COM.AU kindly sent me. I also received some Miranesse, Sigma, OFRA and Napolean perdis items which I do not have time to review here but stay tuned if you want to hear more about them! After all this I’m sure you’re curious to know what are my top 5 + 1 recommendations? Well here they are!

TOP 6 MUST TRY:

Don’t forget to use the code “EOFYDEAL” for 10% off or “MUA4RY” for $20 off orders over $99!

 

 

NEW IN: Celine Mini Belt Bag

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I’ve done it again guys. Say hello to my new-to-me Celine belt bag!

So this bag needs no introduction, but if you havent seen my youtube video yet, this gorgeous Celine Belt Bag is the latest addition to my handbag family!

Now I did already go into significant dept about this bag when I unboxed it on my youtube channel, but I cant tell you how excited I am to have this in my grubby little hands. I’ve honestly been obssessing about it for a few months now, and had initially contemplated between the Balenciaga and a black version of this. Luckily I decided on the Balenciaga because I was able to find this dune colour later down the line!

As I said in my video, I had first seen this last year when I was lusting very heavily for the Celine Trapeze. It had almost got to the point where I was going to purchase a brand new Celine Trapeze at David Jones in a tricolor (cobalt blue, white & black). I decided to pass in the end, but that was the first time I also saw the Celine Belt bagI thought it looked okay but didnt even give it a second glance. Until I discovered Lizzy Hadfield and her gorgeous blog, and of course her minimalist style.

I kept seeing the Celine belt bag and boy, it grew on me very quickly and I was obsessed! Ever since I’ve been stalking that bag on online consignment stores because I do find that Celine unfortunately do not re-sell as well as other brands I’m usually a frequent buyer of.

I just love the lines, the structure, and shape and silhouette of this bag! I think its a great shoulder bag, and pairs so well with so many outfits! I’m stoked to have a lighter beige bag like this in my collection, because it’s actually not something I have a lot of.

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MINI BELT BAG IN DRUMMED CALFSKIN
REMOVABLE SHOULDER STRAP. CAN BE CARRIED ON THE SHOULDER. FLAP CLOSED BY A HIDDEN METALLIC PIECE, EITHER ABOVE THE BELT OR TUCKED UNDER IT. ZIPPER CLOSURE UNDER THE FLAP. REAR ZIPPER OUTER POCKET AND TWO FLAT POCKETS INSIDE. PROTECTIVE STUDS ON BASE.
27 X 23 X 16 CM (11 X 9 X 6 IN)
CALFSKIN AND SPLIT CALFSKIN LINING
1.700 EUR

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First Impression?

So believe it or not, I’ve actually had this bag for a few weeks now, and I have useeeeed this bag! I took it with me to Sydney and it was great! It was the perfect companion for a weekend getaway in the city. I felt so city-chic because this is honestly the vibes the bag gives. The sleek minimalist style makes it look so premium and high fashion. I absolutely love it! I’m also so so so glad I got it in the drummed leather because to me it look so much more premium and expensive than the grained skin. The only drawback with wearing this bag was actually the shoulder strap – I tend to carry a lot of things with me, and when I’ve got a DSRL + 2 lenses + water bottle + makeup bag — the bag ends up weighing tonne! During these times I did worry sometimes when I wore it with the shoulder strap only that it would snap off and break! Luckily it didn’t… but it did play on my mind a lot!

Now I’m sure you’re curious about the closure? it wasn’t that bad! Honestly, I knew about the closure coming into this purchase so I was prepared, but all I did was lift a leg up to help it close and it was fine! Definitely not as bad as I thought anyways!

So what do you guys think of my new handbag purchase? 

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Outfit Details:

| RED TRENCH COAT: PRIMARK | FAUX LEATHER MINI SKIRT: COTTON ON | BLACK MULES: ZARA | DISNEY T-SHIRT: COTTON ON | SUNGLASSES: RAYBANS CLUBMASTERS | BAG: CELINE MINI BELT BAG |

SHOP SIMILAR:

Celine Handbag Unboxing

NEW IN: Chanel Wallet On Chain

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The addiction is real.

As a special blog-exclusive reveal, I wanted to share it with my fellow blog followers first the latest addition to my handbag family. I got myself the chanel classic WOC also known as wallet on chain. Isnt she gorgeous?? Believe it or not, this was another one of my amazing pre-loved/pre-owned scores! I did actually get it a while ago in July for my birthday! (I know, i know, what the heck. This is like the third bag I bought myself “for my birthday”…but I was in a spendy mood ok!! haha)

I have actually been eyeing this bag for a while as can been seen on my birthday wishlist, but I just could not ever pull the trigger considering that brand new this costs roughly $2800 AUD. Ouch! (Especially considering that it’s technically a small leather good!) But everytime I saw it in videos or in pictures, I couldn’t help but want it more and more.

Fast-forward a few months and I stumble upon this little number from a well-known Japanese consignment seller called Gallery Rare. It was in amazing condition and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect as ebay had 10% off circulating at the time – I mean, its a no brainer!

So here she is! My NEW TO ME, Chanel Wallet on Chain in Black Caviar Leather and Gold hardware.

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First impression?

I fricking love this thing. Having never tried it on before or even seen it in person, it was a bit of a risk purchasing online. Thankfully Japanese consignment stores have a pretty good return policy, so I felt pretty secure knowing if I changed my mind I could send it back. On first inspection, I was so suprised by how big it actually is! Everyone says it’s so small, but I was actually able to stuff it with a tonne of items! I think that because my bag was made in 2014, the leather feels like it’s softened a bit making it more malleable for extra things? Maybe? But I do admit, I like to overstuff my bag because I like that look more. Also because it’s pre-owned, I’m not as fussed about wearing it out! The length was probably the biggest deterant for me (apart from price), but I figured that if I tie the strap with some leather cord I was actually able to shorten it! And honestly, it’s a game changer and I love it so much! It definately feels different from the chanel square mini because the chain is more dainty, the shape is different, and I’m glad I got the gold because it adds the perfect amount of dainty glamour to any boring outfit!

I’m such a sucker for an amazing deal, because it feels like buying Chanel on sale. And who can say no to that? But yes, what can you do! All I know is, I’ll have to sort myself out and get my blog sale started soon!

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Outfit Details

TOP: ZARA | DUFFLE COAT: MISS SHOP VIA MYERS | JEANS: DIY | LOAFERS: WITTNER | BAG: CHANEL

SHOP SIMILAR

So what do you guys think? Do you own the Chanel WOC? How does it work for your lifestyle?

Ecotools Fresh & Flawless complexion set

Ecotools Fresh & Flawless complexion set





HI there everyone! This is just a follow up post to give an overview of the Ecotools Fresh & Flawless complexion set that I used in my most recent Chit Chat getting ready / vlogtorial video.

So I bought this set from iherb which is where I’ve bought all my real techniques and ecotools brushes. It’s an amazing place to find the cheapest rates for these brushes (which let’s be honest, can be a little overpriced in Australia). You can purchase the set of brushes for $16 AUD here: CLICK

Full Powder Brush

So I’ll start of with the powder brush. It’s a nice fluffy and soft little brush that you can use to apply any of your powder products – blush, bronzer, finishing powder. It’s a little less dense than I would have liked, so when you apply bronzers and blushes it applies the colour quite sheer.Also because it has a lot of give and flexibility it’s sometimes hard to blend out face products. So if your bronzer/blush applies patchy, it would be difficult to blend out the hard lines using this. The density of this brush is truly more suited towards applying setting powders/finishing powders than blush and bronzers. Nonetheless, a beautifully soft brush and that still gets the job done.




Complexion blending brush

This is by far my favourite brush from the set. It’s a small paddle-shaped fluffy but dense brush. I’ve been using this brush for the past few weeks as my foundation brush. It works wonderfully despite it’s small size. According to ecotools, you use this brush primarily to blend the foundation after applying it with the precision foundation brush. That being said, you can just skip the foundation brush all together and apply foundation straight with this. It really does just buff the foundation out creating a lovely flawless finish. The application reminds me of something like the MAC 109 brush, but in the shape of the real techniques expert face brush. You can use it for liquid, cream and powder foundation! As you can see from the pictures below it’s pinched on the sides giving it a paddle shape, This means it also works great to contour under the cheeks.  I really rate this brush and hands down the best from the set.



Precision Foundation Brush

Now if you see this in real life, almost would not believe that anybody would be in their right mind suggesting to use this as a foundation brush. It’s absolutely TINY! It would be almost impossible to apply foundation with this! However, I wouldnt give this a miss just yet! It actually is amazing at applying concealer under the eyes! It has a wonderfully pointed tip, which gives you absolute precision. And even though it’s too small as a foundation brush, it actually is the perfect size for a concealer brush! It’s really quite a wonderful little brush.



Flat Concealer Brush

Now this was supposed to be the brush used to apply concealer – and it works just fine for that. However I’ve actually been reaching for this to apply shadow on the lid (like how I use most of my other flat concealer brushes). It’s just your classic synthetic stiff flat brush. There’s really not too much more to say about this brush, but it’s hard to really go wrong with brushes like this.4



Concealer Buffing Brush

And finally the last brush but certainly not the least, is the concealer buffing brush. Now for those familiar with the sigma mini flat top concealer brushes and the sedona lace buffing concealers, this is very reminiscent of those. It’s purpose is similar to the foundation blending brush, which is to buff and blend out the concealer once it’s already on the skin. It’s flat top also makes it perfect for stippling on concealer to your blemishes for spot concealing. It’s quite a small brush so I’ve also been able to use it in my crease to blend out my shadows. Very versatile!



What’s the verdict? 100% recommend!

If you guys couldnt already tell, love this cute little brush set, and for the price available on iherb it’s totally worth it! A wonderful brush set that is compact and travel friendly, but still very versatile and functional! 



And it all fits in this cute little pouch here!



Believe it or not, there’s 13 brushes in there! Stay tuned for my post on the othere brushes in this pouch! 😉

Covergirl 3-in-1 Outlast Stay Fabulous Foundation Review

Covergirl 3-in-1 Outlast Stay Fabulous Foundation Review

Behold, the highly covetted, and much hyped foundation: Covergirl 3-in-1 Outlast Stay Fabulous Foundation




Foundation comparisons (L to R): Covergirl Outlast Stay fabulous foundation (Golden Tan), MAC Matchmaster Foundation (5.0), Mac Prolongwear Foundation (NC 40)



F.O.T.D:

Face:
Eyes
Lips

So that is what the foundation looked like on initial application. If you watched my review on it, then you would know what I think about this foundation however I’ll do a recap for those who havent:

PROs:

+ cheap cheap cheap! At $20 RRP, this is a steal! Compared to the much dearer price of $39 for the Revlon, this literally craps all over revlon for the great quality at such a low price point!
+ Matte (currently a plus for me as my skin has been horrendous – however I feel like its almost a rarity to come across a nice oil-controlling matte foundation at the drugstore!)
+ Amazing blendibility. It’s a much much thinner consistency than the revlon colorstay so I feel like for beginners, this will work to your advantage as it would make it easier to blend out and therefore reduce cake-yness!
+ Pump. nuff said.
+ Good colour selection (available overseas…)
+ Decent longevity. I believe the selling point of this is as a “longwearing” foundation formulation (hence outlast, stay fabulous) and it does do a decent job at staying in place and not disappearing. Mind you in the video I did say I noticed some oilyness happening, but when I actually touched my face i couldnt actually feel any oil! So whether that was just my highlighter, I dont know! But I think the longevity is good as a drugstore longwear formulation, however it certainly does not exceed other higher end brands.

CONs:

– Poor colour selection (in Australia…)
– Can be overly drying for normal/dry skin girls!
– I’ve heard it oxidises (nothing too drastic that I’ve noticed though)
Ridiculously hyped up – but it’s not like I can blame that on the foundation right?

Literally I’m racking my brains out trying to find cons for this foundation and I cant find any! It’s really quite a good great foundation especially for being only $15 AUD from the drugstore! Well done Covergirl for keeping costs low, unlike a certain other braind *coughrevloncough*

Foundation after 8 hours (as if you didnt already have enough pics of my face right? LOL)

I swear to you, it looks sooo oily here but barely any oil transferred! It was crazy weird!


So thats it, no more pictures I swear!! haha. Hope you guys enjoyed that, and if you havent seen the video yet please do check it out. I show you how I put the foundation on and my first impressions!