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.

Makeup · Uncategorized

Just a quick makeup look

Hi Beauties,

This is a makeup look I wore the other day.

If you would like me to go into detail on the products I used let me know in the comments.

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I’m trying to grow out my eyebrows so I can reshape them
Please excuse the terrible photo quality and the unflattering angle.

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Sammysbeauty xoxo

Makeup

Orange!

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Hey guys!
So I’m not sure if your aware or not already but the colour orange is ‘in’ this coming summer!

So I’ve been trying to hunt down the perfect orange lipstick.

However I am not a massive fan of orange… And I cannot pull off the bright red lips look so I don’t know how I will go with orange.
Anyway I have found a few different ones I kind of like but I am still avoiding buying any because I am worried I won’t wear it and I’ll look awful.

So these are just a couple that I swatched recently whilst trying to choose which one to buy.
However I am stupid and forgot to get the names/brands of each one and can’t remember because it was a week ago now, so I’m sorry about that.
But if you desperately want to know any of these colours I can probably go back and have a look for you, I know what most of the brands might be.
They were just from priceline, so major drugstore brands. Leave me a comment if you want to know.

I’ve just done some close up pics here of each swatch.

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So as you can see some of the colours are a bright orange some darker, and some are more peachy and some more pink.

Which one do you like? and which would you wear?

Have you got any orange lipstick? And do you like wearing it?

I’d love to hear from you, so leave and comment and let me know!  🙂

 

Sammysbeauty xoxo

Makeup · Personal

Mini Haul / Red Lipstick!

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Hello everyone!
So the other day I went out to purchase Grand Theft Auto 5!!! I was so excited about this as I’ve been waiting for it for 5 years! I am a massive GTA fan!

I then had a look at some clothes and ended up making a few purchases.
I needed some cotton tips and went to Priceline.
While there I overheard a lady telling some people they were having a sale on covergirl products and I have been wanting to get the LipPerfection Jumbo Lip Balm for awhile now.

From Priceline I purchased a new wide toothed comb, cotton tips, red lipstick and a jumbo lip balm.

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Deciding what colour Lip Balm I should get.
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I have also been wanting to try out a red lipstick for awhile, I’m not sure if I am able to pull it off. And I’m not really a massive fan of bright red lips but I wanted to give it a go anyway.
I swatched a coulple of reds and an orangey red to help decide which one I should get, and then found a red lipstick from the brand Savvy and bought that instead as it was much cheaper only $4 compared to $12 and I was almost out of money.

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Deciding on red lipsticks

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I ended up choosing a different lipstick all together, so indecisive haha.
I really liked the Make a wish colour but I didn’t get it I might go back one day soon and get it, I think it would be a great summer colour as orange is apparently ‘in’ this summer!
I’m not usually a fan of orange but I really do like this colour!

Can you pull off the red lips look?
I’d love to  see your red lip look!
Leave me a comment!

Sammysbeauty xoxo

Personal

SALE!!!

ATTENTION!!!

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Attention Australian girls,
Priceline is having a sale on all Covergirl products

Everything is $10!!!!

I’m not sure how long  the sale is on for and I’m not sure if there is another brand that also has everything for $10 that’s what I heard but I couldn’t find anything else, but there are a lot of other sale items also!
Things that are much cheaper than they usually are!

So quick go make the most of it!

Sammysbeauty xoxo

Personal · Tags

TAG – 40 Beauty question!

Hello everyone!

Thought I would do this tag to give you a bit of an insight into my world.
You might learn a few things about me through this.
And I tag all my readers to do this tag also.
Enjoy!

SKINCARE –
How many times do you wash your face daily?
Usually once, in the morning. But it depends if I have been wearing makeup that day, if I have then I’ll wash it at night to get rid of the makeup.

What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo)
Combination skin, dry around the mouth/chin and middle of forehead and oily everywhere else. With extra oil on my nose! 😦

What is your current facial wash?
Estee Lauder Perfectly Clean Splash Away Foaming Cleanser

Do you exfoliate?
My face? Yes, I will exfoliate my face about every 2 weeks. The rest of my body? I don’t do often enough, I need to start exfoliating my legs more, that’s something I will be doing more of over the summer.

What brand do you use?
I make my own face exfoliator with sugar, oil and salt. (I know sounds nasty, but it isn’t)

What moisturizer do you use?
Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion

Do you have freckles?
Yes, just a few

Do you use eye cream?
Yes, I use Estee Lauder intensive age renewal eye crème, I have also used other Estee Lauder eye creams before this one.
Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
I wouldn’t exactly say I have acne! But I do get the occasional pimple here and there. But I don’t get as many as I use to when I was younger. It’s never really been an issue for me.

Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?
No.

MAKE-UP
What foundation do you use?
It depends what I’m doing for the day, the makeup look I’m going for and how much coverage I’m after, I change between 3 different foundations.
For a thick coverage I will use Revlon Age defying (not that I really need to defy age just yet)
For a lighter coverage I will use Face of Australia Lasting looks natural foundation
And if I’m just after a quick light foundation I will use a powder, Face of Australia mineral therapy foundation.

How about concealer?
I will use either the Essence cover stick or Estee Lauder double wear stay-in-place concealer

Do you know your undertone color?
No.

What do you think of fake eyelashes?
I don’t really like them, I prefer not to use them, they irritate my eyes and I find it difficult to put them on.

Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?
Yes. All makeup has a use by date.

What brand of mascara do you use?
I use lots of mascaras, depending on the look I am going for.
But I usually stick with my Clinique high lengths mascara it is the weirdest brush I have ever seen! With only one row of bristles but it is the best mascara I have ever used! It’s just amazing.
I have also been using Essence I heart Extreme crazy volume mascara a lot lately.

Sephora or MAC?
I’m not sure as I have never been to Sephora and don’t own any mac makeup

Do you have a MAC Pro-card?
No.

What makeup tools do you use in make up application?
Makeup brushes. Beauty Pod sponge, tissues.

Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
Yes sometimes, I use the bh cosmetics eye primer.

For the face?
Not usually but I have recently tried face base primer from Australis and am loving it, but I only wear it occasionally.

What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?
Oh really!? I have a lot of favourites but I generally love using browns/gold/bronze colours or neutral shades

Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
I don’t often wear eyeliner at all because I suck at applying it but if I do wear it it’s usually pencil.

How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
Very often!! I love this question, because I am terrible with this, I don’t know how I manage to do it all the time 😦

What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
I haven’t really used many to form an opinion yet, but I think they are harder to use.

Do you use mineral makeup?
Yes, refer to what foundations I use.

What is your favorite lipstick?
I have a few favourites, but at the moment I’m loving Avon’s ‘kiss me pink’ N06 from their totally kissable line.

How about lipgloss?
I love Lancôme Juicy tubes!

What is your favorite blush to use?
I don’t often wear a blush but when I do I always go for the same one Estee Lauder 01 Petal

Do you buy your makeup on ebay?
No.

Do you like drugstore makeup?
Yes! I usually always buy drugstore makeups.
I like high end products also though.

Do you go to CCO’s? (cosmetic company outlets)
No.

Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
Yes, I want to do a diploma of beauty therapy and learn all the ins and outs of makeup.

Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
Sometimes I can be.

Name a makeup crime that you hate?
Really!? I have so many 😐
Badly drawn on or filled in brows, foundation that stops at the bottom of chin and doesn’t blend into neck, over lined lip liner, bright colours that look tacky and don’t match, bad bronzer, orange fake tan on the face,

Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones?
I like neutral more but I like coulourful shades if done properly and they work together.

Which celebrity always has great make up?
I love Kim Kardashians makeup look, it’s always neutral, nude colours.

If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item, what would you use?
lipgloss or mascara I don’t know
Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
Yes, I always go out without makeup, as I mentioned earlier I don’t always wear makeup.
I will usually go out with only moisturiser on my face and pawpaw ointment on my lips 🙂

Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
I think so? Natural beauty? I don’t feel like I need to put makeup on to make myself pretty or look good.

In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?
Oh that’s very hard.
Maybe Estee Lauder, probably because most of my products are from Estee Lauder, and I genuinely think they have great products.
I also like Avon for their lipsticks though and I like FOA for their foundations… I can’t choose just one!! D;

Sammysbeauty xoxo

Makeup

$20 makeup challenge!

In Australia!? Is that even possible???
Yes, almost, kinda..

Yes, I attempted to do the $20 makeup challenge and if you live in Australia you can understand just how difficult this actually is.

I set off to Target as I heard that’s where they sell the brand Essence. Essence is a very cheap affordable brand and believe it or not they do have some nice products considering the price.
Apparently the mascara I got ‘I love extreme crazy volume’ is very popular in the UK and USA so I was told.

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As you can see I didn’t purchase a foundation as I couldn’t afford it with the $20 budget, so instead I got a concealer.
The eyeshadow I chose is in a pink shimmery colour and I chose that colour because I didn’t own anything like that colour.
I chose the lightest lip liner they had in ‘hot chocolate’ and the lipstick is from a different brand, Lips and the colour is ‘Auburn’.
I chose the mosaic compact powder as I could use it as both a bronzer for contouring and a blush.

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And the total came to $21.40!
Just over budget but not by much. So it is possible to get a makeup look for under $20 but you might want to cut back on something like either a lipstick or lip liner not both and do what I did and buy a concealer instead of a full face foundation.

So this is the look I created with using these products,

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The completed look

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Let me know if you have tried the $20 makeup challenge and how you went.
I’d love to hear you feedback.

Sammysbeauty xoxo