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New in Australia : RiRi Hearts MAC Fall Collection

Initial Impressions : Lime Crime Alchemy Collection

Lime Crime purple box, Lime Crime packaging, unicorn sticker, purple unicorn

I got unicorn mail!!!  I was so excited when I saw the Lime Crime purple box in my mailbox this afternoon.  I snapped some quick pics to show you all the beautiful Lime Crime Alchemy Collection I ordered.  I am super impressed with the Lime Crime packaging from the cardboard box to the contents as it’s funky and bright and it made me feel all happy and warm and fuzzy inside!  Yes, product packaging does that to me!!!

Okay I’m going to shut up now and let you feast your eyes upon the Lime Crime Alchemy Collection

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An Awkward Review of Lelo Smart Wand

Lelo, Smart Wand, Lelo massager

The reason for the awkwardness?  Well, you can jog your memory { here } on how I acquired the Lelo Smart Wand and laugh at me again for my naivety.  Yes, I did think it was a very odd shape for a back massager but look at the luxurious box it came in.  I didn’t think it was anything dodgy until a lot of people commented on it when I posted a picture on Instagram (which was deleted swiftly as soon as I found out!)  I was just extremely embarrassed and mortified for my lack of knowledge on such gadgets 😛  And this review is going to be slightly awkward as it will be full of un-intentional sexual innuendoes – you have been warned!

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New in Australia : Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hr Eyeshadows

Maybelline Color Tattoo in Australia, Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hour Cream Gel Eyeshadow

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hr Eyeshadows launched in Australia last week.  About time, methinks!!!  It reminds me of the time when we waited so long for the Revlon Lip Butters.  Anyway, I have seen them in Priceline (introductory price AU$10.15 but it will be AU$11.95 later) and at Chemist Warehouse (currently AU$9.99 as the Maybelline range has 15% off).

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hr Eyeshadows, Maybelline Color Tattoos in Australia

There are 10 shades available for Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hr Eyeshadows :  Too Cool, Fierce and Tangy, Audacious Asphalt, Painted Purple, Bad To The Bronze, Pomegranate Pink, Tough As Taupe (always sold out), Tenacious Teal, Bold Gold and Edgy Emerald (never any testers for that)

Audacious Asphalt, Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hr Eyeshadow

I umm-ed and ahh-ed, swatched and re-swatched and then decided on Audacious Asphalt – this is a pewter shimmery shade.

Audacious Asphalt swatch, Maybelline Color Tattoo swatches

Don’t be fooled by my swatch of Audacious Asphalt.  It may look quite tame, but it can be layered to get to your desired intensity of dark grey.  I like it because as a dark eyeshadow base, it can transform and create lots of lovely colour combos.

Once upon a time when I was a young thing, I may have worn make-up for 20+ hours, but nowadays, I’m an old married granny so I have no need to wear make-up for more than 10 hours max.  But yeah, Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hr Eyeshadows are really impressive in that these cream gel eyeshadows really do not budge after they dry.  I have to use a little bit of elbow grease to remove them with my make-up remover.

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hr Eyeshadow looks

Here are some photos of my eye with Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hr Eyeshadow in Audacious Asphalt alone, green layered over it and then some on top of that.  Don’t laugh at my amateur make-up skills please.  😛

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hr Eyeshadows do live up to the hype.  They are quite lovely, if I say so myself.  I like that I can use them as an eyeshadow, a base and for eyelining purposes – and at the end of the night, there’s no creasing.  Yay!  Also, kudos to Maybelline for keeping the price of these babies reasonable and not making them rocket sky-high.

Have you purchased any of the Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hr Eyeshadows?  Which shade did you get? 

Revlon Lip Butters Have Finally Arrived In Australia!

Revlon Lip Butter in Australia

Do you live in Australia?  Have you been lusting over Revlon Lip Butters after I blogged about Pink Truffle and Macaroon in January?  Do you want to see what all the hype is about?  Well, you can finally get your hands on all the Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters you want as April marks their launch here!

There are 20 shades to choose from :-

  • Pink Truffle (swatch)
  • Sugar Frosting
  • Raspberry Pie
  • Tutti Frutti (swatch)
  • Brown Sugar
  • Peach Parfait (swatch)
  • Fig Jam
  • Candy Apple
  • Red Velvet
  • Cotton Candy (swatch)
  • Berry Smoothie
  • Cupcake
  • Gumdrop
  • Creamsicle
  • Cherry Tart
  • Lollipop (swatch)
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Sugar Plum
  • Sweet Tart (swatch)
  • Crème Brulee
Awww!  I don’t see Macaroon on the list!  I am so glad I bought that in Hong Kong!

The Australian RRP for these babies are…wait for it… $21.95!!  Did someone say “Ouch?”

Revlon Lip Butters in Australia Priceline

I was sent 5 Revlon Lip Butters to review and swatch : Cotton Candy, Lollipop, Sweet Tart, Tutti Frutti and Peach Parfait.  The swatches are here and I have previously shared my thoughts on them before – here and here.

If you can’t be bothered reading through my lengthy review, I’ll give you a quickie right now.

Likes :  Pretty packaging even though I didn’t fancy them at first, lots of colours to choose from, faint vanilla scent but no chemical taste, doesn’t bleed, fades beautifully, not sticky

Dislikes : Not that hydrating even though it is packed with mango, shea and coconut butter, must prime lips beforehand, squelches onto sides of tube after a few uses

I will say that I didn’t particularly love Revlon Lip Butters at first.  I was confused with the lipstick and tinted lip balm hybrid…but they have grown on me, especially Pink Truffle.  And now that I have more colours to play with, I can’t wait.

Anyway, are you going to check out Revlon Lip Butters?  Word on Tweet Street is that they have been popping up in Priceline here and there.  And I’ll edit my photos of the swatches of the Revlon Lip Butters and have them up in the next few hours.  Gotta eat my dinner first.

UPDATE :  Swatches are ready.  Check out my Revlon Lip Butter Swatches

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