Since we are well into the beginning of 2015, I’ve decided to up my blog game – to strong instead of mediocre, in 2014 i had planned on doing a lot more with yahpeep.com and then fell somewhat short, as i bowed to the pressures of school and life in general. However i personally have high hopes to up the anti this year. So without further or do. I’m going to share with you my go to cosmetics that i absolutely love and adore, i literally use most of these everyday, they are products that i love and i want to share them with you! My lovely readers.
A. Beauty Blender – RRP $4 AU , K-mart
Up until recently, i had never used one of these before until my best friend pointed out to me just how practical they are. I use a lot less product than what i did previously because of this bad boy. Now i found mine in K-mart for about 4 dollars. It does take a while to get used to, but it is a must have. I use this to blend out my BB Cream and also for my foundation. It helps to give that illusion of knowing how to use make up efficiently, because i’m going to be blatantly honest. Love Make Up; But quite lack luster in application/skills.
B. Rimmel Matte’ Pressed Powder in Peach Glow – RRP $12.95 AU, Priceline
I use this powder every day, to set my BB Cream and my foundation. It’s a great little powder that evens out the yellow tinge in some of the products i use. It’s quite compact, and easy to slip into your bag for touch up’s through out the day. I opted for the peach glow opposed to translucent because my skin has a grayish undertone a lot of the products sold here are yellow based, but i find that this powder tends to even it out and bring it closer to my natural coloring. Definitely a must have, especially if you can grab it on sale.
C. Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation 30.0 ml- 010 Light Porcelain – RRP $17.95 AU, Priceline
I have been looking for a foundation that matches my skin tone for years, and years. I literally found this several day’s ago and i am absolutely positively in love, This comes in a pump bottle and i only need about one and a half pumps to get enough coverage. This being said, i rarely have blemish’s so it may vary for others. It goes on smooth, it’s build-able and it’s not yellow based. It’s also super light on my skin, which is great. I don’t enjoy it when you put foundations on and it feels like you are running around with some kind of mask on. The price is reasonable considering the amount of use i will get out of the product, but if you are looking for it cheaper it definitely can be found. Try Chemist Warehouse, that’s always a great place to pick up some cheapies and you can get your prescriptions filled at the same time. Bonus.
D. Rimmel BB Cream Matte SPF 15 30.0 ml- 01 Light – RRP $9.75 AU, Priceline
This has been an absolute must have since i discovered it about a year ago. This particular BB Cream has a matte’ finish and you are able to use it as a foundation. It has excellent coverage as well as the additional SPF factor. Not only that but this one is build-able. It can be set with the powder and it last’s all day long, without the need for touching up. I’ve tried many variations of the BB Creams, but this one has come out on top. The only issue i had with it personally is that it’s a tad too yellow for my skin, Having said that though – i have strange coloring. A pit of powder and blending it out, it worked. Eventually.
E. Rimmel Lasting Finish Primer 30.0 ml – RRP $ 13.95 AU, Priceline
I haven’t been huge on primers in the past purely because i just hadn’t found one that worked for me, however i did stumble across the Lasting Finish primer recently, and it feels good on my skin, it makes my make up last longer and it isn’t clumpy or gluggy feeling, it’s also not so watery it slides of my fingers before i can rub it into my skin. This was a good find and an impulse purchase. It doesn’t affect my skin at all though i have heard some people do have break outs after using it. Having said that though, i do try to wear minimal make up to avoid doing damage to my skin. It’s a good primer considering the price and it does what it says it will do. Which is ultimately what you should expect of the product.
F. E.L.F Essential Liquid Eyeliner, RRP $3 AU, Kmart
I have been using this particular eyeliner for the better half of two years and i love it, The applicator is flexible and gives you the ability to do extremely thin lines, but you can do the dramatic wings if you so desire. It’s a terrific find for three dollars, the only issue I’ve had with it is that it does tend to gray out through out the day, so if your looking for jet black eyeliner this one probably isn’t the right choice for you. But if you are in a bind and need one to last the day, this one is definitely one worth looking at.
I originally got this in my December Bella Box last year, and i have to say i was impressed from the moment i tried it. It’s literally the only mascara that doesn’t clump my lashes together or feels like I’ve covered them with glue. It lifts and separates and my favorite part is the formula, it isn’t thick and feels light while giving the desired effect of longer lashes. I have naturally long curled lashes, and hey are prone to forming into clumps. Though this could be in huge part of the fear of digging myself in the eye. It’s super easy to apply and compact as well. The wand makes it easy to get into the corners and push the lashes up, it doesn’t irritate my eyes either which is an added bonus.
H. Chi Chi Watermelon, Eau Du Parfum, RRP $19.99 AU, Myers Or The Chi Chi Website
This perfume is absolutely divine, it’s light weight and the packaging it comes in is vibrantly colored and fun. I’ve always been impartial to scents that smell like food, particularly watermelon so when i stumbled across this when i was in Myers i picked it up immediately. It’s light, and can be worn all year long. The bottle is a little chunky to carry around in your purse all the time, but you are able to get a travel size which i carry with me everywhere. You are able to get it in sets at the moment from the chi chi website, this includes a travel size and some body wash and lotion. All for 15 dollars, so if you like watermelon, definitely pick one up and give it a try. It doesn’t last all day but considering the price, it’s easy to spritz and go.
I. Chi Chi Eye shadow Pallets in Bases and Elegant, Gift Set, RRP, $19.99 AU, Myers or the Chi Chi Website
Late in the year i had to make the conscious decision to throw out all of my make up that had been sitting around for years and have a bit of an upgrade, since i have hazel eyes – The best bet was to try purples and some light pinks, These pallets are pigmented and apply well, with several different kinds, you have shimmers and matte’s and the in the middles. These were the only two i picked up and i have been able to get a lot of use out of them, they are slim line and easy to store as well. The only downside of these are that they come with the standard eye shadow applicators, not brushes, so i popped them straight into the bin, they also don’t have names for the shades but for a gift set and two gorgeous pallet’s to play with you can’t really complain.
J. Lime Crime Lipsticks, Babette and CosmoPop , RRP $24.00 AU Each, Signature Make Up
After finding out that Lime Crime will no longer be stocked in Australia, i immediately brought up the two colors i have been eyeing off for over a year. It wasn’t disappointing when they arrived either. I got two colors Babette which is a pastel pink, These are super pigmented and the colors are build able the other one i got was CosmoPop which is a vibrant pastel orange, Pastel shades aren’t for everyone as they do tend to wash people out, however i do believe that because of how much color you can get out of these that you are able to pull them off. The other thing i adored about these besides the unicorn and the super cute packaging was that they actually smell like vanilla. It’s not heavy wearing on your lips and moisturizes them as well. So if you were thinking about purchasing some, definitely get on it before they all sell out.
I also discovered this around the same time as i found the watermelon perfume, I had been on the market for rose water beauty products, This was mainly because it held sentimental value for me – as a young child i always recalled how fresh my Granny’s skin looked and how she always smelt of rose water. After searching for a while, My Bunny came across this product and it literally smells like rose water, but not only that the difference it made in my skin was substantial not to mention i went to bed smelling like a rose garden. This tightened and it hydrated my skin. All it took was a few spritz after washing my face and it was done. This has become a must have for me. Though it does sound fairly pricey, the amount of use you get out of one bottle, lasts for months. Your skin will thank you for considering rose water.
L. Maybelline, Baby Lips, RRP $3.95 AU
The holy grail of all moisturizing lip products. I’ve been using this one for YEARS, Now let me tell you why. Due to my fair skin and how sensitive i am to the sun, i headed out on a warmish spring day, only to come home with burnt lips. After that every time i went outside they would continue to get burnt. I used all the lip products i had at my disposal at the time, nothing worked. Baby lips had just been brought out on to the shelves at this time, and i decided to give it ago. Within a few days my lips had gone from severely burnt to hydrated and soft, Since then i have brought up every flavor i could get my hands on including the slightly pigmented electropops (Watermelon is gorgeous). You can often find these on sale for half price and they are handy to have all year round, particularly if you are living in Melbourne, where we literally have four seasons in one day.
Phew, so there it is. I hope you enjoyed reading through my ramblings of my favorite products and what i use daily; If you have any suggestions or products that you think i should try i’d be happy to hear about them.
Make up is an expense in Australia so i try to stay on the cheaper side of cosmetics, well as much as i can. But i’m always on the look out to try something new.
Have a lovely day Peeps