Makeup

BH Cosmetics Goodies!

Hi my beauties,

So today I received a package waiting for me at my front door which was a great way to start my day! 🙂
I love receiving packages in the mail. To be honest I think that’s the main reason I get a subscription box each month for the excitement of getting mail. I know… I’m sad haha.

Of course the contents of this box was makeup, would it be anything else!?!

A couple weeks ago I ordered a few things from BH Cosmetics.
If you haven’t heard of BH Cosmetics they are an online cosmetics store based in America of course (as is all good things in life) they have extremely great quality products and amazing cheap prices! Cheap makeup for us Aussies that pay millions of dollars for makeup compared to America. I’m not even sponsored by them but I make a good advertiser for them! haha.  You also cannot go past their SALES! They have the best sales and it seems like they are everyday!

If you have not already, you must go now and look on their site! I guarantee you will not be able to help yourself and will be buying everything!!!

I have shopped with them many times before and am never disappointed.

I made 3 purchases….

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Wild & Radiant Baked Illuminating & Bronzing palette
6 Colour concealer & Corrector palette &
Creme Luxe Lipstick

 

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6 Colour concealer & Corrector palette in Light
This one comes with 3 concealing colours on top and 3 colour correctoring colours on the bottom.

I am obsessed at the moment with colour correcting palettes, I have been using a cheapy one from eBay to try and loved the way it concealed my dark circles under my eyes and any blemishes.
The way it works is by neutralising the area by using colours, colours directly across from one another on the colour wheel cancel each other out.
The colours that come with a colour correcting palette are generally
Green used for neutralising red, any redness from rosacea, blemishes, acne scarring, birthmarks etc.
Purple/lilac used to neuralise yellow undertones, dullness.
Pink/peach/salmon used to neutralise blue/purple such as under eye dark circles, bruises, dark spots.
You cannot wear the colour correctors without makeup over the top or you will have pink and green patches over your face…. So make sure you put foundation over the top.

I am human just like everyone else and get pimples here and there and sometimes cannot help myself and irritate them and make them red and angry and the green concealer is a life saver. However my favourite is the peach coloured ones for my under eye area.

 

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Wild & Radiant Baked Illuminating & Bronzing palette

Contouring and highlighting is really popular at the moment.
And I have personally been lusting over the Mary-Lou Manizer compact from The Balm.
I have not yet got my hands on one but have decided to try this BH Cosmetics one first.
Although it is bronzing aswell I don’t know how I will go using as an actual bronzer because it is very glittery and I prefer more of a matte or slight shimmer bronzer.

But the lighter colours will be perfect for the top of my cheekbones!!!
I LOVE the look of highlighter on cheeks! Gives a beautiful healthy glow.

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I did a quick swatch of the colours and am happy with the colours and pigmentation they give. Can’t wait to try them out!

 

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Creme Luxe Lipstick in Moody Merlot

I recently saw a fair skinned girl wearing a deep plum lipstick and loved it, she pulled it off so well!
Being a pale fair skinned girl myself I thought I would give it a go, if she could pull it off why couldn’t I!?
It definitely isn’t a colour I would usually go for, in fact it’s one that I usually stay far away from.
I tried a couple different plum colours at work and decided I needed to get one.
I saw this colour when I was on BH Cosmetics site and had to get it!
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I love it!
I put it on and the texture was amazing it was super creamy and soft and felt so hydrating.
It was easy to apply and went on smoothly.
The colour was very strong and vibrant.
I have a photo of it straight on and one where I had pressed it onto a tissue to soften it a bit. I like both of the colours the lipstick was a great purchase.
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Very happy with my purchases from BH Cosmetics as always.
If you have used BH Cosmetics products before let me know down in the comments!
I would love to know what you use and how you are liking them.

Make sure you check them out!

Sammysbeauty xoxo

 


Disclaimer:
All opinions are my own.
All photos are my own, taken by myself.

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Makeup · skin

‘Lust Have It’ Unboxing/Review February 2015

Hello Beauties!

Firstly, I apologise that this post is a little late. As I had previously mentioned in earlier posts my laptop had officially died, no way of fixing it and I had to go without.
I borrowed my boyfriends laptop for the last couple posts and then his had to get repaired for other reasons and we were without again. So then I was waiting for today (it’s my birthday) to receive a new laptop which my boyfriend bought me for my birthday 😀
So now I am with technology again and posts will flow!

So late last week I received my February Lust Have It.

Once again it is late this month, they are still trying to catch up since they were late in December, I don’t think March’s box will be getting here any time near March at this stage.

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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It came in the usual pink see through mesh bag

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Natural glamour illuminating foundation. 40ml.

RRP $29.95. Full size.

So I got the Foundation in the shade ‘Medium’ which of course was far too dark for my pale skin, as you can see in the photo above. It has a very grey tone tone to it, it looks very dirty in colour and when I rubbed it into my skin more it went more brown in colour. I am not a massive fan of receiving this product as I won’t be able to use it.
However I liked the packaging as it was a squeezy bottle but has a pump top on it.

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Natural Glamour 2glo line treatment concealer. RRP $27.95. Full size.

This is a dual ended concealer promises to treat and hide flaws, tighten and moisturise, reduce the appearance of redness and under eye dark circles, pigmentation and other imperfections.  Sounds like a miracle stick!!

I used the concealer which came in shade ‘light’ and suited my skin tone, yay! It did the job of slightly concealing my under eye circles but it wasn’t great. I have found no difference when using the line treatment as of yet.

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Designer Brands Black Liquid Eye Liner. RRP $8.99. Full size.

I love eyeliner, but I am terrible when it comes to applying liquid eyeliner! it’s like all of a sudden I can’t hold steady and draw a straight line. I can never make the wing symmetrical or even similar on both eyes, and I give up to quick and go back to gel or pencil. However I managed to get his on really well it went on smoothly and didn’t leave a mess all over my eyelid. I will be sure to try this out again.

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ULTA3 Plum lip liner. RRP $2.95. Full size.

I don’t usually go for a plum lip colour, but I like this colour on my skin tone. The colour wasn’t too over powering and bright or too dark and it looked really nice when I put a clear gloss over the top.
I was a little skeptical at first knowing that Ulta3 is a cheaper brand and I was worried the quality would be lacking, but to my surprise it wasn’t! It went on smoothly, it was moisturising as much as a lip liner can be. It is a smooth crayon that was easy to apply and the colour lasted quite awhile.
I will definitely be using this again.

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Paula’s Choice skin perfecting 2% BHA liquid exfoliant. 30ml. RRP $12. Deluxe sample size.

Lastly the exfoliant was something I was interested to try as I am currently on the look out for a new exfoliant, however was slightly disappointed at the fact it left a sticky residue on my face and it was unpleasant feeling. I will give it another try but I don’t think I would go out and purchase the full size just yet.

Overall I was satisfied with the contents of this months ‘Lust have it’ however I’m a little disappointed that we couldn’t choose the colours of the foundation, I know a lot of people would have had this same problem, with the concealer as well. I’m also a little disappointed at the late arrival.

If you have any questions or opinions/personal experiences with any of these products or would like a review, I would love to hear about it in the comments below!

Sammysbeauty xoxo

Makeup

Makeup Brushes

Hello,

Today is a post on the makeup brushes I have, and the ones I use frequently.
My makeup brushes are from M.A.C, Napoleon Perdis and Estee Lauder
I had always wanted makeup brushes for years and then I finally got these, I have had them for about 3 years but don’t always use them as I don’t always wear makeup.

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These are the ones I use frequently whenever applying makeup

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Foundation and concealer –

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This is my love!!!
Beauty Pod! This is a cheaper version of the ‘Beauty Blender’ it is cheaper and works the exact same as the beauty blender.
If you don’t have one of these you need to go buy one, right now!
I swear by this little sponge, it’s amazing! BEST thing I have ever used!
It gives your foundation/concealer an absolutely flawless air brush finish, every time!
It’s easy to use, and easy to clean and is just an all round amazing product.
I use the larger rounded end for applying foundation and I use the pointed end for getting into those hard to reach spots, such as around eyes and sides of nose etc.

Blush, bronzer, contouring and mineral foundation –
These two brushes aren’t M.A.C brushes

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I use the Angled contouring brush for exactly that, contouring.
And I use the Powder brush for mineral powder foundation and blush.

Eyeshadow –

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I use all these brushes for applying eyeshadow.

Eyeliner –

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I use either of these brushes to apply eyeliner and to smudge/blend.

Lashes and Brows –

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If you would like any info specifically on the brushes I have posted, or any of the other brushes in my kit that I don’t use frequently then leave me a comment and I will gladly get back to you.

What brushes do you like to use ?
** I would like to apologies for the terrible quality of the photos **

Sammysbeauty xoxo