Thursday, September 27, 2012

MARC BY MARC JACOBS baby dave in rose gold


I was browsing on to see if they had any new style of watches in. I instantly fell in love with the new baby dave watches by MARC by MARC JACOBS. I've been wanting a rose gold watch for a long time now because all the ones I own are silver. I quickly added this to my cart and checked out before it sold out. I ordered this on a Friday night Sydney time and got it Monday afternoon! I'm quite impressed with the delivery. 

Here are some close up pictures of the watch. The watch face is quite big and takes up 90% of my wrist but I don't mind. It's a statement piece to me. 

In the box - New style I guess. I have another watch by MARC JACOBS and it's cylindrical.

Well packaged by Shopbop.

Back view and a look at how the clasp/band is. 

Love the little detail on the time adjuster.

I think these are all the available colours. (image credits to their original owners)

Do you guys like the new baby dave? Which colours do you like?

Friday, September 21, 2012

Spring Scent: CHANEL

Like any girl I love perfume. My favourites would be citrus-florals followed by fruity florals and vanilla. I've noticed that as I've gotten older I'm becoming more into sensual, woody scents. I use to dislike CHANEL No.5 but it's grown on me.

A few months ago I caved in and bought a perfume on my wish list. I've been saving it for spring because this scent definitely evokes spring.


I also managed to get Gucci by GUCCI SPORT pour homme. My local Priceline had it on sale for $10!! My boyfriend needed a new fragrance anyways so I picked this one over the BANG by MARC JACOBS. Now I wished I had picked up both. He did say that this Gucci one doesn't last long on his skin compared to his light blue by Dolce and Gabbana (my favourite mens perfume). 

Next on my list is DIOR addict 2 then maybe a more mature CHANEL when I'm older. 

What's on your perfume wish list?

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Review/Swatches: BOURJOIS PARIS Little Round Pots of Parisian Charm

I was browsing my local Priceline and stumbled upon this set individual eyeshadows by BOURJOIS. Individually they are $20 but all 3 was $25.

All these eyeshadows are mineral eyeshadows with a pearlescent finish. The set comes in a chocolate brown (74),  champagne beige (08) and pearly white (90). Each can be used individually or combined together to do a nice nude look. The colours in set son't have chunky glitter which I like. I especially like the white eyeshadow as it can be used as a highlighter. These are so smooth, blendable and well pigmented. 

Swatches on each finger
L-R: 74, 08, 90.

Blended out

Blended out but more and on my paler arm

Each pot has a lot of product

More expensive compared to other drug store products
Bulky container
Weird placement of applicator

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

NOTD: Belle Vista

Sportsgril NAIL IT! in Belle Vista on all nails. Covergirl disco dazzle on tip of ring finger

Saturday, September 8, 2012

NARS blush: Desire review

I've been accumulating matte blushes lately. My latest one is one by NARS in Desire.
I would describe the colour as a barbie pink bordering neon. The colour is a bit darker than the photo in real life. At first I was very surprised by the colour, but when I applied some it looked very natural.

I've applied some on my outer cheek bones. The camera has washed away some colour. I applied a tiny dab...that's how good the colour pay-off is. 

Highly pigmented 
Easy to blend and build up

Packaging gets dirty easily
Expensive...but a little does go a long way

Friday, September 7, 2012

Nail Polish Haul and some Sportsgirl nail polish swatches

Just a minor nail polish haul. This is what I got over the past 5 months. 

L-R: Sportsgirl NAIL IT! in Blossom, Belle Vista and Peachy Keen, CHANEL Gold Shimmer, Oroton mini nail set, ulta3 red glitter and Rimmel Aye, Aye Sailor. 

I'm unsure of the colour names of the Oroton set because I bought it in June at the factory outlets. The pink one is a bubblegum pink with tiny gold shimmers and the silver is a shiny matte shimmer...does that make sense? The clear one is a top coat. 

I've been buying more Sportsgirl nail polishes recently. It's an Australian fashion brand much like the UK's topshop. Personally I think the nail polish quality is great for the price and I usually don't put a top coat because they don't really need it. They apply smoothly and don't chip as quick, unlike some OPI ones I've had. 

Over the years the packaging has changed. They originally had black lids (the pink and sky blue one), but switched to the cylindrical bottles then back to the standard polish bottle but with silver lids. All the cylindrical ones are my sister's. 

This is my collection so far. 

Some swatches of my the most recent purchases. These are still available in store. 
L-R: Blossom, Peachy Keen and Belle Vista. Blossom and Peachy Keen are a bit darker than the swatch pictures in real life but the Belle Vista is true to colour. It has fine glitter and reminds me of clear blue skies.