Showing posts with label Bourjois. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bourjois. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Pretty. Winter Favourites.

So Spring is definitely here in Australia and the weather is really starting to warm up. I am basically pretending it is Summer already as I will be missing out on a real Summer (not that I mind missing 40C days and insane humidity!). Lucky me, I get two Winters this year, albeit one far more extreme than the other.

I thought rather than doing a month by month favourites I'd fill you in on a few things I was hooked on over winter, though they are pretty much still in high rotation!

  1. My favourite body wash was Bathox Dry Skin Milk and Honey body wash. I cannot possibly convey how amazing this smells. Winter was a month in which I basically stopped eating sweets, and this became my sort of daily sugar fix. It smells like rich and yummy caramel sauce  and leaves the skin smelling oh so nice. Plus it is moisturising and managed to stop my legs turning into scaly ickyness over winter.
  2. For foundation I have been flicking between my long term favourites, Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum (read my review here) and Garnier BB Cream for those days when I want a light coverage that just evens out my skin tone.
  3. Pretty sure I found my holy grail mascara. By complete accident I found Rimmel's Day2Night mascara and I haven't used anything else since. I hate, like really hate, volumising mascaras. I think they make my lashes look clumpy and awful, so I tend to veer towards lengthening products, but even then I am not always that happy with the result. This is one of those gimmick products that claims to do both (it has two lids that when removed leave a different amount of product on the brush) but I only ever use the lengthening part. It has the perfect amount of product on the brush, leaves my lashes separated and long and holds a curl really well. I am seriously in love with this!
  4. I didn't realise what a difference makeup brushes could make until I got my hands on some amazing ones. Obviously the Real Techniques brushes are not new, but they are relatively new to me! They were recently launched in Australia but the price was so ridiculous I ended up getting them from iHerb (highly recommend this store!) I got the Core Collection which of course has the much coveted Buffing Brush but the other brushes have been amazing also. Using my two favourite foundations with the Buffing Brush makes my skin look amazing and pretty much halves the time I spend on my makeup. 
  5. With my oily skin a constant problem, I do tend to lose any powder eye shadows pretty fast, so I was excited to try the Maybelline Colour Tattoo cream eyeshadows to see if they would last longer. These shadows are a great consistency, though a little goes a long way and you need to blend fast before they dry. When they do dry though, they do not budge until I take my makeup off. I got the colour tough as taupe because I thought it would be a good matte base shade and I love the colour. It errs towards purple unlike some brownish toned taupes which I like. It is also one of the only matte colours they have released. I want to try the others but can't justify it right now!
xx Samantha Alice


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Monday, May 7, 2012

Pretty. Currently Loving #1

This week, whilst I am doing my favourite thing (teaching. Yeah I am a nerd) I thought it would be nice to share a few of my favourite things with you all. So here is the first of a few.

Bourjois Rose Exclusif
I go through fairly long stages where I cannot stand lipgloss or lipstick, and sometimes even balm (weirdo?) but when my sister palmed this off to me last week I was a bit excited! This is one of those PH response products that is meant to be a different colour on everyone, and who knows if that is true. This goes a very pretty rosy pink on me and I like it! Although really sticky, the colour and gloss payoff makes it ok in my eyes. Plus, the packaging is lovely and chic. Check out my pics, and maybe give it a go yourself and tell me what you think!

xx Samantha Alice

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

{Review} Bourjois Healthy Mix Vs Healthy Mix Serum Foundations

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation is all the rage isn't it? Beauty bloggers love the stuff. So I was keen to try it and see how it worked with my oily skin. I went through a bottle and liked it enough to replace it, but when my mum went to get it from Priceline for me because she was near the store, they only had the more expensive serum version so I have ended up being able to try both. So here are my thoughts...

Regular Healthy Mix:

  • Very light weight 
  • Light to medium coverage
  • Very blendable but can be blended too far out to nothing
  • Good shade match for my lightish olive skin- number 53
  • Doesn't last long- a few hours at most even with my Mattify Cosmetics Ultra powder
  • Has a slight dewy finish which isn't great for oily skin 
  • Doesn't really set that well on the skin
  • Great price for what it is
  • Smells ok- I have read about the fruity scent but really couldn't smell it
  • Did not make me break out
  • The packaging is annoying- the pump leaks and after a certain point no more product will come through even though there is loads left. Because it is a crazy plastic contraption, there is no way of getting to the dregs which is a waste.
Healthy Mix Serum:
  • Great texture
  • Light to medium coverage though more buildable than the regular version
  • Blendable but doesn't go as sheer as regular
  • Same shade as regular
  • Sets on the face better providing longer wear
  • I don't seem to need as much powder to get it to set/last longer
  • Has a very slight dewy finish but is much more suited to my skin 
  • Around double the price of regular Healthy Mix
  • No breakouts so far
  • The Packaging is a winner for me- it is glass and the top can come off providing access to the product directly, not just through the pump. The pump leaks a little but so far it isn't an issue.
Over all I like them both, but the serum formula seems to sit better on my oily open pored skin so for now I am happy with it. However, the price of the regular foundation may entice me back as I did like how it looked whilst it lasted.

xx Samantha Alice
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