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6 Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas For Beauty Lovers

Beyonce & Katy Perry perfumes

1.  Perfume & Album Combo!

Last Friday, everyone was buzzing over Beyonce’s surprise self-entitled album complete with some fierce videos.  Great gift to give the perfume and album combo together.  You might not be able to sing like Queen B but at least you can smell like her :P

Of course, there are plenty of singing celebrity perfumes out there which include Katy Perry Killer Queen – spray and sing “You’re gonna hear me ROARRRR!” at the same time, Lady Gaga (although her latest album was a flop IMHO) and if you’re into teeny boppers – 1D and Bieber…

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Advertorial : Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation

Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation

I’m going to start off today’s post with a bit of beauty trivia…

The Number 1 matte foundation in Australia is…*drumroll please*…  And do you know when it was launched?  It was launched in 2005 – 8 years ago!  Wow!

With that in mind, my expectations were pretty high before trialling this foundation so let’s see if it delivered…

(Oh…and there’s a $150 Maybelline prize pack giveaway at the end so do keep reading, ladies *winks*)

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Monthly Subscription Boxes : Violet Box, Her Fashion Box & Wantable

beauty monthly boxes, fashion monthly boxes

In the latter half of 2011, beauty boxes had just arrived in Australia and I subscribed to a couple for a few months for beauty blogging purposes but I wasn’t overly impressed and felt my money was better spent elsewhere (I am a hard one to please).

Then in 2012, I received a few beauty boxes for review and I was probably more impressed with the packaging and the cardboard boxes itself than the actual contents *oops* – but I did feel it was an improvement to 2011.

Enter 2013 and now there are monthly surprise subscription boxes for EVERYTHING – food, drink, underwear, sex toys…!!  But don’t worry, for the interests of this blog, I am referring to fashion and /or beauty boxes…

Recently, I received a few monthly boxes from different companies and I’ve decided to gather all my thoughts and package it all into one blog post :)

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Her Name Is Laura…

Laura Mercier Cheek Colour Brush, Pony Tail Brush, Smudge Brush, Flat Eye Liner Brush

No, I haven’t popped out my baby girl yet!  And no, we’re not going to call her Laura either.  But I’m talking about the Laura Mercier Touch Up Brush Clutch For Eyes & Cheeks which landed on my beauty desk recently.

*hehe*
But I fooled y’all for a second, didn’t I?
…crickets chirping…

Moving swiftly on…

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Review & Swatch : L’Oreal Paris Magic Nude Liquid Powder

L’Oreal Paris Nude Magique Eau De Teint Australia, Armani Maestro dupe, L'Oreal Paris Magic Nude Liquid Powder Australia, L'Oreal Paris Magic Nude Liquid Powder Natural Buff 318,

Another day, another foundation!  Hello L’Oreal Paris Magic Nude Liquid Powder!  But this one’s extra special because a) it was a gift from the lovely Norlin over at Baubles, Bubbles & Bags when she went on her US trip and b) it’s apparently a dupe for the more expensive Armani Maestro Foundation which was on my wishlist.

However, please note that L’Oreal Paris Magic Nude Liquid Powder is not yet released in Australia and it’s known as L’Oreal Paris Nude Magique Eau De Teint in UK…so who knows when and what it will be called when it is released in Australia…?!

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