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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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Estee Lauder Haul!

Hello Lovelies,
Hope you are all doing great!
Today I wanted to do a quick haul on some Estee Lauder products I purchased a couple weeks ago. I love Estee Lauder products and it has been one of my favourite ‘high end’ brands for quite some time now, we are talking a decent 7 years or so. I am that passionate about the brand that I now work for them also. My job requires me to wear a full face of Estee Lauder makeup, which I definitely have no problem at all with as I love the products. So this haul mainly includes some replenishing of main products I use for my daily face of makeup and a few skincare products that I had run out of.

So here is some of the products that I picked up,

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Day Wear Moisturiser creme Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Creme

This is my all time favourite moisturiser for my face, I use this morning and night. It has SPF 15. It smells amazing, has a slight cucumber scent. It is not heavy or greasy on your face and is really hydrating. I use this after applying Advanced Night Repair Serum over my face, the Hyaluronic acid helps the moisturiser to penetrate deeper into my skin.

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Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum

Apart of the advanced night repair range this is a great product, helps to reduce the look off every key sign of aging around the eye area, such as fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness, dark circles, dryness and uneven skin tone.
I use this along with Advanced Night Repair Serum all over my face at night before moisturising.

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Double Wear Foundation Stay In Place Makeup

Double Wear is Estee Lauder’s most popular foundation and with good reason, it has 15 hour staying power which is great for long days at work as it doesn’t move at all. It has a beautiful natural flawless matte finish, with full coverage. However it doesn’t look cakey and is oil free. It also has SPF 10.
I wear the colour Ecru, which is in the intensity 1 because I’m so white with skin tone neutral.
Estee Lauder’s Double Wear comes in many shades with cool, neutral and warm skin tones to suit everyone’s different skin tones.
If you go into a counter I’m sure they will be more than happy to sit you down and colour match you so you get the correct foundation colour for you skin.

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Double Wear Liquid Concealer, Stay In Place Flawless wear Concealer

Estee Lauder have a ‘double wear’ range that is long wearing ‘stay-in-place’ makeup.
Estee Lauder do two concealers at the moment, one is this liquid concealer I use and the other is a cream compact one that gives a thicker fuller coverage.
I use the liquid concealer in 01 Light, because I’m still white! It doesn’t crease and stays all day!

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Pure Colour Blush in 02 Pink Kiss Satin

The packaging of this product is so classy and beautiful, it comes in a rectangle gold compact with the Estee Lauder symbol on it.
This colour gives a sheer natural glow it is buildable but I like to start with it light and build it up if I need. It is very blendable.

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Sumptuous Infinite, Daring Lenght + Volume Mascara

This is my ultimate mascara, my favourite, most used, most purchased mascara, i simply love it. I love the lenghth it gives and how it separates all my lashes making them appear much longer and fuller then they actually are. I also love that it doesn’t clump my lashes and I don’t get any fall out or flaking under my eyes. And it is easy to remove.

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Double Wear Stay in Place Eye Pencil in Onyx (black)

Another one that is apart of the Double Wear range is this pencil eyeliner that I use everyday! It is so smooth and creamy which makes for easy application. It stays on all day.
And on the other end it has a smudger, which is great when you want to smooth things out or blend and smudge to create a smoky look.

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Pure Color Envy Lipstick in Tumultuous Pink 240

Estee Lauder do a couple different lipsticks this one is from the Envy range which are a pure colour not matte but give strong pigmented colour. This one is 6 hour wear however I can sometimes get away with longer. It is very creamy which makes for easy smooth application. and it covers evenly and my lips feel moisturised when wearing it it doesn’t dry out my lips at all.
This one is not usually a colour I would generally go for but it is great for work to mix it up and add a darker but bright pink colour to my lipstick collection.

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Pure Color Envy Shine Lipstick in Suggestive 220

Apart of the new Shine range of lipsticks it is a lighter pink lipstick similar to the Envy lipsticks however with more shine.

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Pure Color Envy Lipstick in Desirable

I also got this lipstick and gloss pack,
A light pink with more of a nude look to it, beautiful creamy and moisturising.

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Bronze Goddess The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

I literally have saved the best for last!
When I saw this come out in stores I knew I had to have it!
I love nudes and browns for my eyeshadows and that’s generally all I wear and these colours are perfect for me.
During the Summer season in America (winter in Australia) Estee Lauder releases a ‘Bronze Goddess’ range, It is a limited edition thing. Within the range they have the ultimate ‘summer’ collection (the smells and colours remind me of warm holidays by the beach *drools*) Bronzer, Illuminator/highlighter compact, blush stick, gel liquid bronzer, eyeshadow palette, perfume (that is to die for! smells amazing! current favouorite) a shimmering body oil and a perfumed body creme that smells similar to the perfume.
This palette has 5 nudes and 3 high intensity metallic shades they are all beautiful colours and they are all really blendable and long wearing. I personally find that the 3 high intensity colours are more pigmented then the other 5 but they all still go on great.

So apart of my job is to try the new products and see the results for myself and to educate myself so I know what I’m selling.
And we have had a few new releases and a heap more coming! Cannot wait!

Some of these products were given to me to try for myself.

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New Dimension Shape + Fill Expert Serum (not in stores yet)

This is a new serum that is yet to hit stores that I will be trying out.
After using this you’ll see more defined looking facial contours and cheeks and jawline are visibly more lifted. Skin will be more plumped and refined.

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Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Transformative Energy Creme

Re-nutriv is Estee Lauder’s ‘luxury’ range and this new product is the definition of luxury!
Starting with the packaging… I mean look at that packaging! I don’t even need to explain, it’s clearly luxurious with glass surrounding the gold that the product sits in. the glass creates a diamond look.
This creme is infused with Black Diamond Truffle Extract, one of natures rarest treasures. And is great for multiple signs of aging, lifting, contouring, loss of radiance, loss of firmness, tone, dryness and dehydration. However it comes at a price.

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Modern Muse Le Rouge Perfume (not in stores yet)

This new beautiful fragrance is now my new favourite.
It is a Fruity Floral Oriental scent
Following on from the original Modern Muse and Modern Muse Chic this is a beautiful sweet fragrance.

Well we have come to the end, I hope you enjoyed reading, I spent alot of time on this one as you can tell by the amount of photos etc.
It seems like a lot of products however I didn’t get them all at the same time, I have been gathering them in the last couple months and thought I would do it all in one big haul for you guys.
If you have gotten this far like this post for me so I know you read it! 🙂
I would love to hear if you have used any of these products and what your thoughts and opinions are on them, so leave a comment below and let me know.
Also if you would like me to do a more in depth review on any of these products let me know.

Have a wonderful day!

Sammysbeauty xoxo


Disclaimer:
All opinions are my own.
All photos are my own, taken by myself.
Some excerpt’s taken from Estee Lauder website.

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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