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Beauty hacks, tips and tricks

Hello beauties,

Today I’m going to share some of my favourite beauty hacks, or you could call them tips and tricks.

Those who know me well know that I am obsessed with ‘hacks’! Life hacks, beauty hacks, cleaning/organization hacks you name it I’ve probably tried them all!
I will happily sit for hours and watch hacks videos on YouTube, well.. because I have no life obviously… There is just something so entertaining about them.
So without further rambling, lets get onto it…..

 

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Using baby powder for oily hair instead of dry shampoo

Now I definitely love me a good dry shampoo however this is a goody and an oldy that I have been doing since school days (that’s a long time ago for those wondering) well and truly before ‘dry shampoos’ were even a thing.
The tip with this one is to put the powder onto a brush and brush it through your hair.
You want to make sure you don’t have any visible powder anywhere on your head of course. And don’t use too much you don’t want to look like you are going grey!

 

Drying nails under cold running water 

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When I first started doing this I hadn’t read about it anywhere I was just in a rush one day and thought why not try drying them in cold water.
This hack is obviously great for those people like myself that do not have the patients to sit around and wait for nails to dry and even when I do spend the extra time drying I still always manage to knock them on something and ruin all that hard work!

 

Hairspray on a spooly to tame and set brows in place

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Now you could just use a brow gel or something along those lines but when your all out or want to try something else then this one works great.
Using a clean spooly (which you can buy in bulk at most drug stores/pharmacies) spray some hair spray onto the spooly and then comb through your eyebrows, style them the way you want and they should be good to stay like that all day long.

 

Line your waterline with a white eyeliner to make your eyes appear bigger and brighter
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Using a white eyeliner in your waterline can create the illusion of bigger eyes, just as using black eyeliner on the bottom waterline can close your eyes in and make them look smaller. So try accentuating your eyes with this hack

 

Clean your makeup brushes often

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Okay so this tip really is a no brainer but I myself cannot even take this tip on board, I definitely do clean my brushes… but often? Nope! Just being honest!
I clean my brushes when I notice they need washing this could be around every 2 to 3 months. However I don’t use my brushes daily.
One of the main reasons you should clean your makeup brushes is they harbor bacteria and then you go and use that brush and wipe it all over your face! And that ladies and gentlemen is how you get breakouts! So go get cleaning!!

 

Fixing broken makeup with rubbing alcohol

Now this one I have not yet tried but have been meaning to do so. I have a broken eyeshadow that I want to save. And I think this is an awesome trick to save any powder product that could crack and break.
The idea is to break your product up into a fine powder and then add some rubbing alcohol and press back into container and let it dry. I am going to attempt this myself one day soon and will make a post on it so stay tuned for that one.

 

Well that’s it for my favourite beauty hacks, hope you enjoyed the read and even try some out yourself, if you do let me know in the comments or if you use these hacks already let me know.
If you have any other great hacks I’d love you to share them with me in the comments, I’m always on the lookout for more hacks!

 

Sammysbeauty xoxo

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‘Lust Have It’ Unboxing/Review September and October 2015

Hello Beauties!

So my life has been fairly hectic lately, amongst working hard with Christmas coming up, moving house and personal/family stuff going on I have not found time to get my posts up in time 😦 I’m sorry for being a bad blogger xx

So this post as you can guess from the title is going to be a combined September and October lust have it unboxing review.
Because I should have my November box by next week… hopefully.

So on with the first one….

September

 

 

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This months box came with a black mesh zip up bag, something a little different. However mine was broken and has a tear down the side 😦
I’m not jumping with joy over this bag this month as I have received doubles and some of the products just didn’t work for me.

For those who are unfamiliar with Lust Have It, It is a monthly subscription box with 5-6 deluxe sized beauty items and sometimes full size products. Priced at $19.95 a month including postage and handling.

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Designer Brands, Twist n Go. RRP $4.99. Full size.

I have already received one of these in a previous box. It does work well if I want to quickly remove my nail polish without putting remover onto a cotton ball.
However make sure you never let it tip on the side as it will leak everywhere and the smell is impossible to get rid of :/

 

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White Glo, Proffesional Choice toothpaste, 24g. RRP $5.49. Sample size.

Toothpaste…. The whole cosmetics/makeup that Lust Have It is supposed to have seems to be getting few and far between 😦
I guess it’s good that its whitening toothpaste but it’s not really going to help people with discoloured teeth they are better off going to get it professionally done.

 

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Your Tea, skin magic tea, 1 tea bag. RRP $35 USD. Sample.

Got this magic skin tea and to be honest I have no idea what it does apart from being a tea to drink because when I went on their website they had no information on this tea and the benefits of it ? Plus they don’t have anything in stock of any of their teas or teaware.
It also says on the info card that I should have received 6 tea bags however cannot find the other 5 :/

 

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Ofra, Lip Liner Wine. RRP $19.50. Full size.

To be honest I would be annoyed if I had paid almost $20 for this lip liner. I saw the name of the colour (wine) and got excited because I’m really into dark red/plum/wine colours at the moment but when I saw it I realised how light it is, I swatched it and was disappointed that it came out a more nude/brown colour.
I then put it on my lips, at first it didn’t go on it was so dry it pulled across my lips and was like dried chalk, just wasn’t working.
As you can see from the photo below the colour on my lips is not very dark and wine like at all it is more of a nude shade.

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Kerastase, shampoo and hair masque. RRP $42 (shampoo) $62 (masque). Sample.

I will eventually try this shampoo and Conditioner after I finish the other Kerastase hair products I have received. Have heard that Kerastase is a good brand for hair products.

 

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UB Cosmetics, Tint Stick. RRP $23.00. Full size.

I swatched this and it is nice for a light pink stain to your lips however is slightly drying, but the colour definitely stayed.

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October……

Came with a pink mesh zip up bag.
When I opened this one I was rather excited as there were a couple good products I was interested in.
Unfortunately this months box didn’t include the info card 😦 but I have managed to track down the info for you anyway.

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Hair & Me hair rejuvenation treatment. RRP $19.95. Full size.

I have not heard of this brand before but am always willing to try hair treatments.

 

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Flormar nail polish. RRP $12. Full size.

I got excited for the nail polish because a girl can never have enough nail polishes right!?
I got the colour 228 it is a dark maroon/purple colour? something I would definitely use especially on my tootsies as I love dark colours on my toes.
I have not tried it yet so I don’t know how the quality is but fingers crossed it’s good.

 

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Bioderma Sensibo light. RRP $32.99 full size 40ml. Sample size.

According the bioderma website this is a daily moisturising and protecting treatment for sensitive skin that increases the tolerance threshold.
I always like to try new moisturisers and the small sample sizes are perfect for trips away from home. Will definitely try this moisturiser.

 

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Flormar eyeliner pencil. RRP $19.95. Full size.

Slightly disappointed with this product as I got the colour green… a colour I would never wear or ever be able to pull off with my skin tone and eye colour.

 

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Lust Have It Highlighter compact. RRP $29.95. Full size, Exclusive.

When I saw this I was super excited. I am really into highlighters at the moment and am obsessing over theBalm’s Marylou Manizer and my new BH cosmetics highlighters I recently got.
When I saw this I instantly thought it looks just like Marylou manizer and was so excited to try and when I swatched it was fairly happy with the result. The next day I put it on with my work makeup and was sadly very disappointed… I could not see it at all! I don’t know what happened to the shine and glow but it was just not there and I tried looking in many different lights.
I haven’t bothered using it since.

 

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Atkins chocolate candies. RRP $9.00 in 5 pack box. Bonus.

Yes you read that correctly I got candy in a beauty subscription box, they must have run out of makeup…….
Even worse it’s ‘diet’ ‘low carb’ chocolate 😦

 

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Your Tea, skin magic tea, 1 tea bag. RRP $35 USD. Sample.

Same as my september box I received only 1 teabag and am still missing the other 4? Maybe they are going to give me one each month. (my subscription’s almost finished) I’ll only end up with 3 tea bags lol.

 

That brings me to the end of my 2 lust have it unboxing’s. As usual, if you have any questions or opinions/personal experiences with any of these products or would like a review on any specific products let me know, I would love to hear about it in the comments below!

 

 

Sammysbeauty xoxo

Hair · Makeup · Nails · skin

Beauty Boxes

Hello Beauties!

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So a while ago I found this beauty box here in Australia called Bellabox!

If you are not familiar with beauty boxes let me give you a quick run down…
It is a beauty subscription box that you receive in the mail once a month full of sample sized goodies, sounds amazing right? It is!
Every month they give you either 4 – 6 products that are new to the market, highly recommended, classic products or up and coming products, all for $15 a month.

You can get many different themed subscription boxes from all over the world shipped to your door.
Bellabox is the only box that I have tried and I love it! I’ve been subscribed now for about 7 or 8 months I think.
You can find boxes to suit everyone with themes such as,
Womens, Mens, Childrens, Babys, Pets, Gardening, Beauty, Food, Home, Clothing, Craft etc. the list is endless.

It gets delivered straight to your door which is exciting to come home to and you get a surprise box of fun new beauty products to try out before going and purchasing the full product.

They are a great gift idea aswell!

So stay tuned for some reviews on some of the products I have trialed since receiving bellaboxes.

 

Sammysbeauty xoxo

I have no affiliation with Bellabox and all opinions are my own. 

Nails

Nails of the week

Hello girls!

So here is my nails of the week.

This week I wore a bright coral colour

I only recently got this polish and it’s from sinful colour and I am already in love with it.

It looks very dark in this picture (sorry about the quality) but in day light out in the sun it is a much orange coral colour and less red pink.

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Okay so I know your thinking ‘what the!! that polish isn’t even the same colour on the nails as the bottle’
I know, like I mentioned it’s not a very true to colour photo as it was dark and I had bad lighting but it’s the only photo I could get at the time.
The colour becomes brighter and more orange/pink during the day with the sun on it.

If you have any questions leave me a comment! 🙂

Sammysbeauty xoxo

Makeup · Nails · Personal

30 days of beauty and fashion! & mini haul

Hello
So today I went to Priceline!!!

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and purchased two essence products,
white eye liner

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Gel-look top coat

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I then went to have a look at the 30 days of fashion and beauty.
I donated money and got a goodie bag full of many different Priceline beauty products and I also got my nails done 🙂

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Oh and this is the makeup I wore for the day 🙂

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But now I’m a bit annoyed as I spent my whole afternoon yesterday preparing a post it was so long and time consuming and I’ve gone to post it today and it’s gone it only saved the tags and heading!! ‘save draft’ failed me 😦
Whaaaat!!!?!! I’m very frustrated, I have to do it all again!

Hope everyone else is having a great day!?

Leave me a comment if you are planning on going to one of the 30 days of fashion and beauty events, or if you have already been to one ?

Sammysbeauty xoxo