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About Me Hi, I am mum to 3 amazing kids and have the best husband ever. I work in pharmacy and love anything about make up and skin care. I love meeting people and Beauty Review is my addiction.

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Overall rating:
5.0/5
30th January, 2018 at 11:42 am
Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque 100ml and 250ml Review
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Love love love!

I have always used Theorie Shampoo, Conditioner and Mask for the longest time. However the Theorie mask (although good quality) needs to be in for at least 5 minutes to start the magic.

The macadamia oil mask in comparison to an already high-end product competes very well. The mask works wonders and is super fast to use in the shower. Makes your hair feel super soft and has relatively safe ingredients.

It is a tad bit pricey and the small bottle is much more affordable, but the investment is worth it. I will still always use my Theorie products since the ingredients are super good, however, this mask has almost permanently replaced my use of Theorie Mask.

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Sounds delish, must try it.

Overall rating:
5.0/5
7th February, 2018 at 7:52 pm
Maybelline Curvitude Angled Liquid Eyeliner Pen Review
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Maybelline curvitude Angled Liquid Eyeliner Pen

I will start by saying a huge thank you to Beauty Review for another chance to trial a product for free.

I was so surprised when this little marvel arrived with another trial product. I was only expecting a brow product and when this turned up I thought, mmmmm What am I going to do with this? I am not a fan of eye liners, probably because I am quite rubbish at applying them but I thought I have been given the chance to try this so I may as well give it the old Kiwi go.

Considering I am not a fan of eye liners I actually own a few. They just sit in my make up box and are never given a second look to be honest. This one though, wow. Such a simple tweek as a curve is an absolute game changer.

I go about my usual make up routine in the morning but now it includes eye liner. This is so, so easy to apply. You twist off the lid and it reveals a tip which is super fine and the colour is super black. The curve makes it so easy to apply. You dont find yourself kind of twisting your hand or head to get the perfect line.

The formula is really long lasting, it really stays all day and dosent budge. I do have a very oily eye area and have trouble with mascaras and panda eyes, but not with this. I love it and urge you to give it a go.

Tips: Just try it!

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The more I use this the easier it is to use, so love this!

I hope you love it Maree!

Awesome review Kim. I think I'll try this after I finish the Za one.

Overall rating:
4.7/5
20th February, 2018 at 11:54 pm
Maybelline Curvitude Angled Liquid Eyeliner Pen Review
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Yay for angled eyeliner!

I love the look of the classic cat eye winged liner and I have used many different products over the years to try recreate this look. Gel liner, felt liner, liquid liner, you name it and I've probably given it a go. And yet after nearly 10 years of applying makeup I've still never been able to do a perfect winged eyeliner... until now.

This product is revolutionary to the eyeliner world! Who would have thought something as simple as making the eyeliner handle bent, would improve my makeup game so much. Every eyeliner should come like this! I have quite long lashes and they would always get in the way of applying liner, but that's not an issue anymore.

The applicator tip is quite bendy and not stiff like other liners can be. This helps to make application even easier. There is a fine point at the end of the tip which is useful when doing a winged liner look. I just press this part next to my eye where I want the wing to be and then I have a guide to follow for the rest of the look.

In terms of the actual eyeliner liquid, I find that it's not as pigmented as others I've tried. It definitely comes out black, but I usually go over the line a few times to make it completely opaque. I also find the liquid can feather out into the lines in your skin, if you apply too much. However once it dries, it doesn't budge at all. I even slept with it on once (I know... very naughty) and it still looked fab the next day!

Another thing just to keep in mind is that this has a screw top and not a push top. So it will definitely stay secure, but sometimes it confused me when I tried to shove the lid back on and it wouldn't work.

Overall I really like this liner! I would definitely repurchase this and recommend it to anyone who struggles with eyeliner application.

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I enjoyed using this eye liner, I never usually use one as I found them quite difficult, this one is a breeze to use.

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5.0/5
24th February, 2018 at 5:46 pm
Maybelline Superstay Matte Lip Ink Review
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My Lips Are Sealed

My 'Pioneer' drenched lips defended themselves very well against cheesecake, copious coffee, and salty fries. The ink formula, with its nifty arrow applicator, is like a dye for your lips but entirely non-drying. It felt very light for a highly-pigmented product. 'Pioneer' is a bold pinkish-red. What set this apart from other red lippies is its definition, it is a loyal comrade and won't pass enemy lines (ie. messy bleeding outside lip line). The ink allows a more controlled application, unlike more creamy/thick lipsticks. Once it is set, you can trust it to stay in line (no awkward mid-street touch-ups necessary). Like the punk ethos of safety pins and d.i.y patches, using this is like colouring-in with a felt tip in detention. Very sleek packaging. It looks very high-end with its simple rectangular tube and contrasting white cap. The colours are easy to determine, in a line-up, as they saturate two-thirds of the exterior tube. I love the crimson colour as wearing it makes me feel strong, confident, and sexy. Red lipstick symbolises uncompromising femininity and sisterhood. The suffragettes wore red lipstick to marches, women in World War Two craved it, and this has carried on into feminist protest lately too. To have a lipstick, like Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink, which will not budge, only adds to this spirit of resilience and visability. The name of this shade, 'Pioneer" is particularly fitting to this spirit- long may it reign!

Tips: I recommend using water-proof make-up remover to take this off as it is truly ink-like.

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You really do need a make up remover to take this off, it truely stays! Great review

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5.0/5
27th February, 2018 at 7:59 pm
Maybelline Superstay Matte Lip Ink Review
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Finally met my matte!

I've tried a few matte lipsticks now and each time I was left wondering what the fuss is all about. All they've ever done for me is shrivel my lips up so that I look like I've been sucking on a lemon. After eating or drinking, the middle of my lips would be bare, leaving just an outline that had inevitably bleed. I've tried lip liners and primers to try to get them to work, to no avail. I just came to the rather sad conclusion that mattes are for younger lips than mine.

So when I was sent this to trial, I really had zero expectations. I have been pleasantly surprised. This works. This works on me! Application is an absolute breeze. I'm not the greatest at lining lips but the unique arrow shaped applicator on this means I get a near perfect outline every time (be sure to follow Maybelline's instructions for using this). Whilst this still has a slight tackiness to it even after it's dried, it never transfers. I drink tea constantly throughout the day and this never transfers on to my cup. Nor do I see lipstick on the food that I'm eating or on my chin afterwards. This is a revelation! I do reapply it after eating as it does fade slightly but evenly. No dreaded outline or bleeding lips. Or worst still, sand paper lips.

I chose the colour Lover which is a lovely pinky nude. I've worn this on no make up days and it just gives enough of a pop of colour to make me look more 'put together'. This does require an oil based cleanser to get it off. I do notice that I need to use more lip balm at night after I've removed it and my lips do feel drier the next day than normal. Whilst I will always prefer a satin finish lipstick, this is so great for busy working days so I don't have to worry about reapplying or finding lipstick all over my face, cup, paperwork etc. I would recommend this to anyone who is still unsure about mattes. This maybe The One for you too!

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That is the colour I got, I really enjoy wearing it.

I love Pinky nudes and I love a good title . You had me hooked from the start lol

Pinky nude sounds gorgeous soozie!

Overall rating:
4.7/5
27th February, 2018 at 7:59 pm
Maybelline Superstay Matte Lip Ink Review
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Maybelline Superstay Matte Lip Ink

Thanks again Beauty Review for the chance to trial this product.

I received this matte lip ink in the colour "Lover". It is a bit pink with a touch of purple. It is a bit different to what I was expecting but I am a bit of a lippy fanatic so its all good.

This lip ink comes in a 5ml square tube. The outside colour is similar to the actual product and it. The applicator is oval shaped and has a hole in the middle of it. It is hard, not like a foam applicator which makes it really easy to outline your lips, then fill them in. At this point I will say you do need to be quite careful doing your outline as this lip ink really, really stays in place. So, if you do make a bit of a mistake make sure you have something to wipe it away as soon as possible.

Once you have applied that is it. For the day. The whole day. Lips done.

I drank coffee, water, ate breakfast and lunch, went to the gym all without worrying about my lippy. Amazing!

I will be buying more colours to add to my collection.

This may well be the last lippy you buy, it will last an age.

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Thanks Maree, this is real value for money!

Great review Kim x

Overall rating:
4.3/5
3rd March, 2016 at 8:35 pm
[DISCONTINUED] L'Oreal Age Perfect Cleansing Milk
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Perfect age perfect

When I bought this product on special from Mighty Ape for $9.99, I wasn’t expecting much – I’m not sure why not. Maybe because the packaging didn’t offer much excitement? It is a white plastic bottle with L’Oreal Paris written on it, then a strange orange picture with the product name and description.

It has a flip top lid which is nice and easy to use, and the product is easily squeezed out of it. The product itself is white and creamy. It is soft and silky on application, and is virtually odourless. The bottle says it contains perfume, but I can’t detect any.

The cream absorbs quickly into my face, leaving a slightly waxy feel. Then when I wash it off my skin feels clean and soft. It far exceeds my expectations – but it’s L’Oreal? Should I be surprised???. and, you don't need to use much each time.

The product claims to de-crinkle, hydrate and nurture mature skin with Magnesium to cleanse the skin while vitamin C re-energises. Yes, this is a fair claim.

It leaves skin feeling strengthened with an improved appearance. Yes, it does.

The 200ml bottle retails at around $18 usually, and this feels like a luxury product for that price, and all the better for me buying it for $9.99! I do recommend it.

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This is one I will try next time I need a cleanser. Great review Maree

Overall rating:
4.3/5
18th September, 2017 at 3:26 am
fLash Amplifying Lash Serum
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It works, but your mileage may vary.

So having had short, Asian eyelashes all my life, I really wanted a chance to grow them so I could "complete" my look with mascara.

I decided on fLash (or Flash Lash) as it was the cheapest option compared to RevitaLash and other alternatives. I bought mine for $40 plus post from Once It.

I have been using it regularly for a month and a half, and I can say that there definitely has been results, though not dramatically so. My eyelashes are slightly longer (about 0.5mm), thicker and they now curl upwards. However, the growth seems to have stopped, so I believe my eyelashes might have reached their maximum length with this product. People with longer eyelashes might have better results.

I believe you get about 2ml (which is a 3 month supply), however, I'm not sure how much is left (the tube is opaque) and I apply it to both my top and bottom lashline. Occasionally, I do feel a bit of a slight burn and itchiness but it passes quickly.

I have also noticed my eyelashes are stronger and don't fall out as easily.

Overall, it is a good product and I believe it does work.

Tips: 1. Apply it as close to your lashline as possible. 2. Only apply it in areas that you wish your lashes to grow. I applied it too close to the inner corners and eyelashes are growing there too, which is a bit annoying as my curler can't reach that area.

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I have used this for about a year now, I love my lashes, this is amazing!

Overall rating:
5.0/5
10th October, 2017 at 4:56 pm
L'Oreal Paris Colorista Soft Bleach Review
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Definite Repurchase!

I bought this pack of bleach because a) my roots desperately needed a touch up and b) I was interested to see what it would be like. I paid the full $20 smackers for it, and it’s a purchase I definitely do not regret.

The bleach comes in an eye catching box, mostly white with the shiny silver. My magpie senses were tingling. Inside the box you would find the usual suspects – the applicator bottle, the color, conditioner and easy to read instructions. As this is bleach, instead of color it came with a sachet of powder and a tube of oil based bleach. This bleach does not contain ammonia. This is a fact I didn’t know when I purchased, so when I began applying I was pleasantly surprised!

To use, you mix the powder into the developing cream, and you then add the tube of oil based… stuff, I’m not sure the proper name for it and I’m not dumpster diving to find out. You roll it between your hands to mix, and then shake straight up and down to finish combining. The kit comes with an AWESOME pair of gloves – they’re thick and they fit my hands quite perfectly. I think if you had big hands you may have issues.

Application is easy, you just turn the bottle upside down and squirt the bleach where you want it. It’s just like using normal dye, except this will lighten your hair. To be honest, I wasn’t quite sure it’d work, as I usually associate bleach with an awful smell. 45 minutes later, though, my roots are definitely blonder.

I began rinsing and I was so, SO pleased to find that the bleach had not damaged my hair like it usually does. It was still soft and manageable in the water, so I was really happy. The kit comes with purple conditioner, and I guess if you stay blonde it’s supposed to be a 6 week treatment. I’m not planning on staying blonde for long, so I used half of the tube. You leave the conditioner in for 15 minutes so it can work it’s magic, and after showering it out I can definitely see a difference in the tone of my hair.

I will definitely be repurchasing this. 1 box was enough to do 4 months worth of regrowth. 4 months!!! I will admit though, my hair didn’t go platinum like it did on the box. At best, the hair closest to my scalp is platinum, and the rest is a blondey, orangey color. Mostly blonde though. It did miss a few spots where I very clearly went over with what was left in the tube, so it’s mostly a hit and not often a miss. It did not burn, which is fantastic as the last 2 times I've used hair salon grade bleach I've had burns from it. Regardless, this was a damn good experiment and I’m pleased to say it’s worked in my favour.

Tips: I used a hair dye brush to apply the bleach, it helped to disperse it more.

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This is a great review Shaz. This is sold where I work and I have never used it so this has given me some good information about the product. Thanks xx

Overall rating:
4.7/5
1st October, 2017 at 10:15 pm
Kat Von D Lock it Tattoo Foundation Review
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Lock it in!

I have wanted this foundation for the longest of time, so when Sephora bought out after pay that was me! But it really wasn't for me. I needed up purchasing 4 shades to go into my kit.

But of course I tried it out hehe!

The packaging! Boy oh boy, it is so beautiful. Old gothic is what it reminds me of. And the best part about the tube it's in? The sort of stamp seal button that you can re attach to the nozzle to keep the foundation in the pottle and not spilling out.

The formula is a medium consistency and is very lightweight on the skin, easily buildable for a fuller coverage. I did find using a brush to apply this foundation heaps easier to blend into the skin than a beauty blender.

The longtivity is pretty amazing too, I've worn this foundation about 5 times varying from 7-9 hour stints before I've noticed shifts on the skin.

I can only suggest if you have dry skin to hydrate it before applying this foundation! A good oil or moisturiser and not a matte primer! I found the dry patches around my nose stood out noticeably while wearing this foundation. It really was the only downfall I found with this foundation.

Tips: Dry skin? Be careful and hydrate before applying this foundation.

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I have ordered this for myself Amy, cant wait to try it