Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Review: Rimmel Mascara - Idol Eyes by Kate Moss


Before I even start my review, I just wanted to express my joy for Birdman winning best picture and best director at the Academy Awards. This movie was nothing like how I imagined a superhero movie to be. If you haven't seen Birdman already, I suggest you to do so!












Rimmel rolled out the first ever mascara made by global supermodel Kate Moss. I've thoroughly enjoyed Kate Moss' previous lipstick collection so I was excited to try her mascara!

Product Claim

- Broken heart shaped brush designed to reach lashes of all sizes
- Carbon black formula, providing dramatic volume and intense lash effect
- No clumps
- Volumise with one stroke

Shade: 004 Eye Rock Jet Black
Size:  12ml
Price: $16.95 AUD

Ingredients (Thanks to Priceline.com.au)

AQUA/WATER/EAU, SYNTHETIC WAX, GLYCERYL STEARATE, PARAFFIN, PVP, COPERNICIA CERIFERA CERA/COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX/ CIRE DE CARNAUBA, CERA ALBA/BEESWAX/CIRE D’ABEILLE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, POLYSORBATE 20, POLYESTER-5, STEARIC ACID, RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL, AMMONIUM ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, PANTHENOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, TALC, GLYCERETH-18 ETHYLHEXANOATE, GLYCERETH-18, PEG-26- PPG-30 PHOSPHATE, ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDE, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, GOSSYPIUM HERBACEUM (COTTON) POWDER, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, HYDROLYZED WOOL, SERICA POWDER/ SILK POWDER/POUDRE DE SOIE, RETINYL PALMITATE, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, ACRYLATES/CARBAMATE COPOLYMER, HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL, PHENOXYETHANOL, SILICA, GLYCERIN, HYDROGENATED OLIVE OIL, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, ETHYLENE/ METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER, COLLAGEN, PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL, COLLOIDAL GOLD, SACCHAROMYCES/ PLATINUM FERMENT, SACCHAROMYCES/SILVER FERMENT, CERAMIDE 2, HYDROLYZED KERATIN, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL UNSAPONIFIABLES, SODIUM SULFATE, TOCOPHEROL, ISOPROPYL TITANIUM TRIISOSTEARATE, PHALAENOPSIS LOBBI EXTRACT, POTASSIUM SORBATE, BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA LEAF EXTRACT, SODIUM BENZOATE, CHLORPHENESIN, SORBIC ACID, [MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR/+/-:IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), D&C BLACK NO. 2 (CI 77266)].


Curled Lashes

 Mascara on top lashes

10 mins later, mascara applied on bottom lashes


My Verdict
  • I quite liked the broken heart shaped brush much better than the usual gigantic brushes from drug store brands. The brush was able to reach all lashes, big and small.
  • The formula will eventually smudge if you have watery eyes, it is not waterproof. However, you can easily remove the mascara by rinsing under warm water.
  • Unfortunately, the formula is not quite designed for straight lashes, the mascara weighed my lashes down and my cur was immediately eliminated after application. Miraculously, a fraction of the curl re-appeared after 10 mins. 
  • No clumps, however I can see how this formula may clump after 2-3 months of use. At the moment, I'm able to brush out any wet clumps with no issues.
  • This mascara is quite similar when compared to Rimmel's Wonderfull Mascara. Not a bad mascara to keep in your stash for everyday use.
Which Rimmel Mascaras have you tried?


Disclosure: This product was provided for my consideration, all opinions are my own. 


Friday, February 20, 2015

Lust Have It January 2015



Lust Have It! is finally here! The delay in this pack angered quite a few people. In a work environment, I focus on being punctual, getting things done correctly and to the best of my ability. Since I am so laid back, I didn't mind my pack being 20 days late, as long as I get my pack and it's of quality!
Before I even start... I am thoroughly impressed with this month's pack.

 Natraganics Avado Organic Avocado Oil
$15.99
FULL SIZE

 My sun spots and freckles are running wild, this is absolutely perfect. Even though I can never part from my high end products, I've become a lot more health conscious this year, certified organic is right up my alley.

 Urban Skincare Co Infuse Body Balm
SAMPLE SIZE

I enjoyed my last Urban Skincare Co body product, so I'm quite pleased to see this again :)

 Marsk Mineral Eyeshadow in Mudcake
$24.95
FULL SIZE

I fell in love with Marsk after my initial encounter with their Rich List eye shadow in one of the previous LHI packs.  I am THRILLED to see TWO Marks products :) We had the option to pick a shade; Mudcake orVanilla Frosting. I forgot to pick... but thankful that got the shade I wanted.


Marsk Certified Organic Eyeliner in Pitch Black
$33.50

I recently ceased mascara use and jumped back onto the black eyeliner wagon. The liners I am using are not certified organic, I have no idea what I am putting on my eyes but I get random itchy bumps here and there. I can't wait to give this a go and see how it works on my skin!

 Colour by TBN
$2.50
FULL SIZE

I love neon colours. I'm a little disappointed that the purple is not exactly... neon. I'm hoping that it'll look different on my nails.

 BONUS PRODUCT: Designer Brand Chubby Lipstick Crayon 
$7.99
FULL SIZE

This was our bonus product from LHI as a way of saying sorry for the delay. This is my first Chubby Lipstick Crayon!! Very exciting. I adore the shade, a very wearable pink. I'm looking forward to trying this!




This is the third time I received a Hello Fresh voucher... I might consider giving it a go this time.

Overall... I absolutely loved this month's pack, it's high quality, excellent value for money and filled with a lovely range of products. More Kudos for all the certified organic products :) Great work LHI! Looking forward to my Feb pack!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Yoga with Benefit Cosmetics @ Sydney Tower

Early Thursday morning, I dragged my zombified  body out of bed at 5am to attend a free event held by Benefit Australia.

Ideally, I would like to sleep in till 8am everyday but some thing's got to give, it goes without saying that attending Benefit's Yoga session was highly prioritised, more so than sleep. I was paranoid that my friend and I wouldn't be the first 30 to enter the session, as a result, we boarded the train with other sleepy souls and arrived in the heart of Sydney at 6:30am,

We were instantly awaken after seeing the breath-taking views! 

Photo by Benefit Cosmetics Australia

As a partial office worker, back pain and discomfort is no stranger to me. A good 60 mins stretch/yoga session before work really made a difference. I felt relaxed (a little sleepy to begin with) and surprisingly energetic for the rest of the day.

Other than a couple of giveaways via blogspot/instagram, I have never been fortunate enough to win lucky draws. So it must've been my lucky day, I walked away with a lovely Benefit prize pack :)

Photo by Benefit Cosmetics Australia
Photo by Benefit Cosmetics Australia

Apart from the awesome yoga and amazing views, everyone went home with some generous memorabilia from Benefit Cosmetics. Everyone received a Benefit singlet, beach towel, water bottle, visor and some They're Real samples!

Below is a picture of my amazing prize pack- all full size products :) YAY! I'm so excited to try everything. To date, I've only tried They're Real Mascara and it is among my favourites.

- Majorette Blush
- Hoola Bronzer
- They're Real Mascara
- The Poreferssional primer
- The Porefessional agent zero shine


Below is a picture of the sample pack that we all received :)