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Featuring: Debra Lynn Meija

Hello everyone!

Today I’ve got a post featuring another ETSY shop: Debra Lynn Meija! She is a fellow blogger who also specialises in illustration and design – her ETSY shop is full of gift tags, post cards and paintings! I personally think they’re adorable and she is very talented, her work shows precision and is of high quality. Here are some works by her which are my favs (you can click on the title of each piece for a direct link to it in her shop):

Okay, so how cute is this post card? I just love the overall colour scheme and the perfume is amazing (sadly I don’t own it, but I have smelt it before, not to mention the packaging is gorgeous!). This is perfect for sending a post card or a gift to someone – you also get 10 in a pack with complimentary “pink lemonade” envelopes and pink ribbons as seen in the picture. This one is definitely my number one pick!

Ever in a dilemma of how to present & wrap presents nicely? (Story of my life.) These gift tags are cute and affordable. I love the illustration of the posh lady and even more so the birds eye view of a present behind her, which definitely accentuates the theme of the gift tags and just looks plain adorable.

Now onto the artworks:

I chose to feature this artwork (as well as the others) as they all would be perfect for decorating your vanity corner or even your room. I love the vibrant, eye-catching colours in this painting and definitely think it would add a little spice to your otherwise empty walled room.

This one would probably have to be my second favourite piece from Debra, as I am a nail fanatic – I absolutely love doing my nails and trying all the cool nail art out there (anyone else?). This work would look gorgeous above your nail polish cabinet/shelf (if you have one) or just anywhere around your room. I love how it has a variety of nail polish colours and just makes it fun to look at. These also are available separately, for example if you just wanted a painting of the red nail polish, it’s available in her store.

Lastly, a piece which truly show cases your love for makeup, especially lip sticks! This piece is cute and quirky, once again perfect for your vanity corner. I love the variety of colours depicted in the painting, which makes it aesthetic. These are also available in separate pieces.


If you’d like to purchase any of these of browse the rest of Debra’s wonderful work here are her links:

Also she has got an offer for the month of February, which offers free shipping to all US residents. The coupon code is: FREESHIP10.


Let me know which piece was your favourite!

Amy x

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* These pictures are not owned by me, they are owned by Debra Lynn Meija. This is a sponsored post.

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Violet Box: January 2015

Hi guys!

So this was my first ever beauty subscription box, the violet box (this box is only available to Australians and New Zealanders). To be quite frank, the box didn’t reach my expectations, especially because I was soo excited to receive it. Their customer service was cringe worthy, I emailed them & tweeted them asking if the violet boxes have been shipped out yet (around the 20th) and they did not even bother replying – I was just curious as their website states they ship mid-month. I have only just received the box on the 4th February, so it is in the next month. On the bright side, I did get $10 off this box and a free brush so that does make up to it a little.


Price: $22.95 (original price without discount)

How the box looked when it arrived:

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Overview

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Lonvitalite 24K Active Gold Yulan Eye Mask – RRP $25.95 (5 pack). Received a single pack = $5.

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The Cosmetic Kitchen Raw Chocolate Clay Mask – RRP $24.95 for 50g. Received the full size product.

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Real Chemistry Luminous 3-Minute Peel – RRP $67 for 50mL. Received a 5mL sample = $6.70

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Mellow Cosmetics Blush – RRP $14. Received the full size product.

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Emite Make Up Precision Eye Pencil – RRP $24.95. Received the full size product.

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A swatch of the eyeliner and blush.


So overall I am not so thrilled with the products as I am not that interested in skin care products (mainly because I am too lazy to use them!) but I think this box would definitely appeal to people who prefer to receive skin care in these boxes. The value was pretty good, it hit a total of $69.20. I am probably the most excited to use the eyeliner pencil as a inner corner highlighter or the under eye mask. I am also curious to see how the 3 minute peel mask works. The blush is a nice, natural looking colour. The least exciting product to me is the chocolate clay mask as I think it will be messy to use – it requires you to mix it in with water before applying it.

I have seen better violet boxes in the past which have been showcased by other bloggers and youtubers and am not that thrilled with this one. Not to mention their customer service was horrible!

Rate: 2/5

Just to let you all know I have already unsubscribed to this box because I don’t think I’d pay $22.95 for another right now also I wasn’t too impressed with their customer service – maybe in the future I will give it another go.

*UGH, quick update they said I can’t cancel until next month because it is past the 3rd… (I emailed them on the 4th, which was the day the box arrived). Super annoying! Also I just opened the longvitalite eye mask to find there’s only ONE in the packet. I think was a mistake though as the package clearly shows it has two – also who gives out eye masks for only one eye! Do not recommend this brand…

I have signed up for the ‘Lust Have It’ beauty box and am excited to try that one – I have high hopes (again)! Will definitely keep you all posted on how that one turns out.


Let me know your thoughts on this box if you’ve tried it before! Also what are your favourite beauty boxes? Am I being too harsh?

Amy x

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Creative Blogger Award

Hey everyone!

I was casually stalking Jen’s blog and came across her post about the “Creative Blogger Award”, I read it until the end and noticed she had nominated me, haha! Definitely go check out her blog she is such a sweetheart – thanks again Jen for the nomination! ❀

Rules:

  • Nominate 20 other blogs and their links
  • Thank and post the link of the blog that nominated you (very important)
  • Share 5 facts about yourself to your readers
  • Notify all nominees via their social media/blogs
  • Pass these rules on to them

I’ve actually done a similar nomination like this which was the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award” and the “Versatile Blogger Award” both contain more facts about me, so check them out if you’d like to know more about me ;).


Anyway onto the five facts about me (thinking I’ll make these facts beauty, hair and fashion related):

1. This is a sad fact, but my lashes NEVER stay curled! It’s so annoying, I’m too scared to try using heat on them though 😦 #asianeyeprobs.

2. I own so many lipbalms it’s crazy, but my lips are super sensitive so not all of them are suitable for me. My life saving one is Carmex and I am yet to find a better one – do any of you have recommendations? I will probably do a post about Carmex soon too, so keep your eyes peeled!

3. I am LOVING the romper trend right now! They are super comfy (feels like you’re wearing pajamas) and cute. I currently own 3.

4. I love having my hair curled (not like the pic though πŸ˜‰ ) – I am slightly tempted to get it permed!

5. My hair grows super slow, which is so annoying! I have been trying to grow it for like 5 years now but it’s still not the length I’d like it to be. (Obviously I’ve got haircuts but my hair does really grow slower than a snail moves -_-).


Hope you guys liked reading my answers and now on to the nominations:


Amy x

PS. Follow me on Instagram and Twitter if you haven’t already ❀ @amyxh_

iPhone 5s Case Collection

Hey everyone!

I’ve been looking forward to making this post to share one of my obsessions with you all – phone cases! I can’t refrain myself from constantly purchasing new ones, any of you feel me? Although I haven’t bought one for like a month now (I think). So, can you guess how many I have…?

I have thirteen, I used to have another but it broke so I threw it away. Crazy amount I suppose, I was shocked when I counted it myself to be honest, haha. At the moment I have the iPhone 5s in gold so these are all cases designed for that phone.


Anyway, here are my cases:

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This one is my fav (and matches my nails as seen in my last post πŸ˜‰ ):

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This one was super cute, could not leave without grabbing it!

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Can you guess what the pattern is? I only realised after a few minutes, hahaha!

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This case is stylish and super protective.

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This case makes me feel super glamorous, but I dropped my phone on the bathroom floor so it has a little crack 😦

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I actually got this one for free when I purchased the gold one, but I love how simple it is and it goes above the sides of my phone.

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Just a typical clear case.

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Ok, how cute is this? It looks even cuter on my phone because the cat is holding on to the apple logo! This one is ultra thin too.

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My flip case, this one is so handy because I can keep my cards in it.

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Not only that, the phone case is magnetic, so you can detach it from the outer case.

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Another cute flip case – I love the colour combo on this one.

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My friend gifted me this one, love the material on the back & it’s really protective.

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A simple floral case.


And those are all my phone cases! Let me know which one was your favourite & if you are obsessed as much as I am with phone cases – if not, what are you obsessed with?

Thanks for reading, love you guys heaps!

Amy x


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Quick update: Life & NAILS!

Hi everyone!

So this week it’s back to school for me and all my other Aussie friends, which kinda sucks! This is my final year though so I am kind of glad but also nervous for the HSC! Anyway, just wanted to update you all about my life – I just quit working at Dominos on Sunday which is so, so, so sad! I really love all the people there and loved working there. (also got dominos official to follow me on twitter, ya know πŸ˜‰ ).

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Then on Tuesday I sat for my P’s and passed on the first go! Wooohooo – except I did hit the kerb while parallel parking and really thought I failed but I am SO glad I didn’t!

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Last thing; my baby brother is now in high school as well! I cannot believe how quick he is growing up, as well as my baby sister! She is in year 10 this year which means she is starting the preliminary course next year, ahhh!

The only good thing about quitting work meant that I could finally start doing my nails again after a year and a half! Painting my nails and doing designs were definitely a favourite hobby of mine, so be sure to see many more nail posts from now on!

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I am obsessed with these nails! (My first time wearing fake ones – and funny story, during the driving test one of my nails actually fell off but I didn’t notice until after, HAHA! I never found it though…).

Keep your eyes peeled for a violet box unboxing (as soon as I receive it – it is taking forever!) and an iPhone case collection (another obsession of mine).

Ok, last thing for real! I’ve found so many great, catchy new songs, my current new favs are:

  • Talking Body – Tove Lo
  • I Don’t Mind – Usher
  • Time of Our Lives – Pitbull ft Ne-Yo
  • Sledgehammer – Fifth Harmony

What are your favourite songs & any life updates you’d like to share? I’d love to know! xxx

Amy x

PS. Also follow me on twitter and instagram if you haven’t already! @vogueinfatuation ❀

INSTAGRAMMIN’!

Hello guys, so I’ve recently become re-obsessed with instagram so you know, follow me if you like πŸ˜‰

Instagram: @amyxh_

Or: http://instagram.com/amyxh_/


Also I’ve recently got a facebook page so give that a like if you’d like! πŸ™‚

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vogue-Infatuation/409820855860589


Leave your usernames down below because I’d love to connect, follow and stalk (in the least creepy way) you too! ❀

Amy x

Review: Vaseline Spray Moisturiser

Hi everyone!

I’ve got another review from you with a product I’ve recently become OBSESSED with, like seriously, I want to buy 10 bottles. I believe that there are 3 different scents you can get this spray moisturiser in but I decided to get it in cocoa glow. Onto the review!

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How it looks when sprayed on.


Price: $10

Packaging: I love the simple packaging of this moisturiser – it is light weight and therefore perfect for travel. This moisturiser is so handy especially when traveling as you don’t need to lug around a bottle of lotion. It has a resealable lid which twists, ensuring that product isn’t unintentionally sprayed out.

Pros:

To be honest, everything. I am completely in love with this product. The scent of it is AMAZING – I’m not that great at describing smells but it has a sweet, light chocolaty scent to it (not over powering at all). This moisturiser makes me look forward to getting out of the shower just to use it – the smell is to die for! Most importantly, it is really moisturising (my boyfriend said my skin feels a lot softer without knowing I started using this, which is awesome and proves it works, hehe), however I still am required to use this everyday after my shower otherwise my skin does feel a little dry, but this may because I have very dry skin. This moisturiser is super easy to apply, absorbs lightning fast and does not feel your skin feeling sticky and doesn’t make you look like you just put tons of moisturiser on – definite pros!

Cons:

As stated above I do need to use this everyday after I shower if I want my skin to stay feeling moisturised, meaning that it’s probably has a 4/5 effectiveness (although my skin is really dry).

Recommend?

YES! This is by far my favourite product I have tried in the past few months – I think the price is reasonable as well, but if this goes on sale, I shall prepare myself for an empty wallet! This is a lightweight, beautifully scented moisturiser which absorbs unbelievably fast. It is perfect if you’re on the go, lounging at home or even before a date (I can’t express how wonderful it smells, you have to try it for yourself!).