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Beauty Bites featuring Canon, Laura Mercier, Eylure, Ulta3 & Daiso

Hello my lovely peeps!  When you read this blog post, I will probably be bleeding from the surgical incision from my mini op.  Damn, I wish I was having something “glamourous” like plastic surgery but alas, it’s not even remotely close to that.  I have a blockage in my salivary gland… Yeah, how boring is that, right?  I won’t be emerging with new eyelids or a lovely new nose or big boobies…I will just have a swollen mouth for days which means I can’t eat.

Anyway, enough boring chat from me and let’s have a look at this week’s Beauty Bites post.

My 1st DSLR :  First up, please welcome my new toy!  Like OMG!  This is the best early birthday present EVER!  (Psst, my birthday’s this coming Monday!!)  Yes, the Husband got me a Canon 650D because I have been looking at improving my photography skills – all for the sake of this beauty blog!  It is the bomb dot com.  I know a lot of beauty bloggers say that it is not necessary to have a DSLR to have great photos…but I can really see the improvement in my pictures already.  It’s a super amazing camera and I could go on all day about it!  I was gutted to discover that 4 days after we bought it from JB Hi Fi, the price dropped by $200…but apparently, you can get a backdated discount…but guess what?  We lost the freaking receipt!!!  Anyway, just a side note – I am officially on a shopping ban because of this exxy purchase so no more hauls for a while.  Le sigh.

Laura Mercier Power Couple :  AKA Laura Mercier Foundation Primer + Laura Mercier Oil Free Supreme Foundation (courtesy of PR)!  Super duper love!  A full review will be coming shortly but I thought I’d give you all a sneak peek.  I don’t know what it is but I have stopped using BB creams at the moment and I have turned into a Foundation Queen!  Love love love foundation!

I Love Katy Perry :  There you go!  I said it on my blog so it is now official!  I don’t know what happened but I was never into Katy Perry or her songs and then when she got divorced from Russell Brand, something changed.  Yep, her hair colour changed a lot…but there was just something different about her.  I thought she looked sad, but she was strong too.  Anyway, I wanted to go watch her docu-movie Katy Perry : Part Of Me but I couldn’t blackmail the Husband to go with me.  I will patiently wait for the DVD.  Meanwhile, I have been playing the music video for Part Of Me on repeat and I have been drooling over the falsies she has created with Eylure.  Yup, that’s another review you have to wait for.  Review is ready! Falsies are courtesy of Eylure PR.


Lunch Break & Lipsticks :  So during one of my lunch breaks, I went shopping (this is before my ban) and bizarrely, my Husband knew exactly what I was doing!  He knows me too well!  And people think we got married because I wanted an Australian visa.  Pfft!  Anyway, I was so excited to see a big shelf of ulta3 lipsticks and I ended up choosing this magic green lippy (it’s not green though because it comes out pink-ish) and a matte black lippy.  Ahhh, I still have to swatch it but look out for it on LipStalker.

Daiso Delights :  Just a teeny tiny shopping haul from Daiso.  I bought chalk to see if I can chalk my hair and make it colourful like the Kevin Murphy Color Bugs and I bought a new eyelash curler just because I couldn’t splash out on the new Shu Uemura Gold Eyelash Curler so I bought a Daiso Gold Eyelash Curler instead.

That’s me over and out.  Are you still enjoying Beauty Bites or is it time to say bye bye and return to my usual posts?  Let me know please 🙂  And please send me your positive vibes so I can heal real fast and get back to blogging ASAP.

Would You Rather Be A Whale Or A Mermaid?

ulta 3 nail polish, NOTD, green nail polish

I was wondering what colour to paint my nails last night as I received quite a few in the #ABBW2011 goodie bag from the generous sponsors, when I came across this beauty – ulta3 Mermaid Green.  As you can see, ulta3 Mermaid Green is a pretty green-blue creamy colour (yes, I know my shade descriptions suck!) and while I was painting them, I was reminded of this Whale vs Mermaid?  Fat vs Thin? forwarded email I got a while ago and I thought I’d share it with you..

[Start email]

Recently, in a large French city, a poster featuring a young,thin and tanned woman appeared in the window of a gym.

It said: “THIS SUMMER DO YOU WANT TO BE A MERMAID OR A WHALE?

A middle aged woman, whose physical characteristics did not match those of the woman on the poster, responded publicly to the question posed by the gym.

To Whom It May Concern:

Whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, sea lions, curious humans). They have an active sex life, they get pregnant and have adorable baby whales. They have a wonderful time with dolphins, stuffing themselves with shrimp. They play and swim in the seas, seeing wonderful places like Patagonia, the Barren Sea and the coral reefs of Polynesia. Whales are wonderful singers and have even recorded CDs.

They are incredible creatures and virtually have no predators other than humans. They are loved, protected and admired by almost everyone in the world.

Mermaids don’t exist. If they did exist, they would be lining up outside the offices of Argentinean psychoanalysts due to identity crisis.  Fish or human?  They don’t have a sex life because they kill men who get close to them, not to mention how could they have sex? Therefore they don’t have kids either. Not to mention who wants to get close to a girl who smells like a fish store?

The choice is perfectly clear to me; I want to be a whale.

The email concluded with this :

We are in an age when media puts into our heads the idea that only skinny people are beautiful, but I prefer to enjoy an ice cream with my kids, a good dinner with a man who makes me shiver and a coffee with my friends. With time we gain weight because we accumulate so much information and wisdom in our heads that when there is no more room it distributes out to the rest of our bodies. So we aren’t heavy, we are enormously cultured, educated and happy. Beginning today, when I look at my butt in the mirror I will think, “Good gosh, look how smart I am!”

[End of email]

Interesting right?  What do you think?  I’m happy having ulta3 Mermaid Green on my nails, but as for being a mermaid, I can’t swim so, no thanks!  Oh…that means I can’t be a whale either…  Hmm…need to rethink this…LOL

ulta3 Spring Fling

Following on from yesterday’s Peachy Passion post full of gorgeous coral colours, I bring you my NOTD – ulta3 Spring Fling which I bought a few weeks ago for $2AUD.  It’s a pretty peachy colour but the formulation itself was a bit gloopy making application difficult.

Apparently, ulta3 is the number one nail polish brand in Australia.  They do have a nice range of colours and it’s cheap cheap.

Have you tried any ulta3 nail polishes?