Nail polish

Review/Swatches: OPI Pastels Collection 2016

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Hey guys!

Today I’ve got a review and swatches of the new OPI Pastels collection. If you’d like to see pictures and hear my thoughts please keep reading (PS, how nice did the cover photo turn out, I’m super proud, haha!).


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.

Lust Have It!: January 2015 Unboxing

*UPDATE AS OF NOW: I’VE BEEN CONSISTENTLY DISAPPOINTED IN LHI’S SERVICE. Please click here to see my review of  their terrible service & be aware!*

Hello guys! So after my disappointing violet box, I still had some hope when I signed up for the Lust Have It! beauty box. In case you’re unsure of what a beauty box is, it’s a monthly subscription to a box filled with 4-6 samples (some full sized) of products which is delivered directly to your door – pretty cool, huh! Anyway, I signed up for the box on 1st of February, but their January boxes were SUPER delayed so I got sent one, which arrived on the 17th February (I wouldn’t be too impressed, however I was expecting to just receive the February box – so it was a bonus for me). This box exceeded my expectations and I was so thrilled to see what was in the box!

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The “box” came in this cute red bag, the material is gorgeous.

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Marsk – Certified Organic Eyeliner in “Pitch Black”. RRP $33.50

I’ve actually used this and the colour pay off is amazing – it is super pigmented and well, black.The only downside to this is that it smudges TERRIBLY after a short amount of time, won’t be getting any use out of this as I tend to steer towards liquid and gel which last longer.

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Designer Brands – Chubby Lipstick Crayon. RRP $7.99.

I LOVE the colour of this lip crayon! It’s like a pinky nude (I’ll have a swatch at the end of the post) – gorgeous colour. I was contemplating whether to buy one in this shade at the shops, but didn’t; instead I opted for a redish one by covergirl, which mind you, absolutely sucks – the colour is way too sheer and was just a big disappointment. Super happy with this product!

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Marsk Mineral Eyeshadow in Vanilla Frosting. RRP $24.95.

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This is how the actual colour looks.

The colour of this eyeshadow is super pigmented, shiny and it just beautiful – once again, a product with great colour pay off! Love this one too.

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Avcodo Organic Avacado Oil. RRP $15.99.

Okay, I’ve got a really sad story with this product. I was super stoked when I got this in the box so I was going to use it that night, when I took it into the bathroom I was carrying one too many things in my hands and I dropped it onto the bathroom floor and it completely smashed. I was sooo disappointed because I was looking forward to trying this out :(.

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Urban Skincare Co – Infuse Body Balm. RRP. $12.95.

This body balm smells pretty nice, sort of herbal and lemony. Not too excited about this, but it’s still a reasonable product.

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Colour by TBN. RRP $2.50.

Least excited about this polish as I’m pretty sure it’s a cheap brand and I’ve got the exact same colour already.

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Swatch of the eyeshadow, eyeliner and lip crayon.

I’m totally kicking myself for dropping that avocado oil, ahh man. But I am SUPER impressed with this box and will definitely be continuing my subscription with Lust Have It! I cannot wait to see what the February box has, hopefully that one is not late! My favourite item in the whole box would probably be the lip crayon, I am just obsessed with the colour. Although, I also love the eyeliner and the mineral eyeshadow.

Total value: A whopping $97.88! That’s an amazing value and all the product sizes are pretty big – according to the card only the nail polish and the avocado oil (sob) are full sized though. I would definitely recommend this box (sadly it’s only available to Aussies at the moment) if you’re looking for a new beauty box! I am thrilled to use all the products in this box, with the exception of the nail polish.

* UPDATE: I discovered that the avocado oil was actually expired (I found this out as I was browsing through their facebook page & saw others posting about it) – this is thoroughly disappointing. Would say think twice about getting this box – if this happens again it’s a definite unsubscribe. I have also found this company to be super dishonest and dodgy, in the other box I got they didn’t even send all the items on the card that we were meant to receive – dodge! I have undoubtedly unsubscribed to this box.

Hope you guys enjoyed this post!

Amy x

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