Monday, June 27, 2016

I recently picked up 4 new lipsticks from the AW16 Shanghai Suzy collection.  This isn't my first purchase from them and to be straight up with you I'm a big fan of the brand.  Shanghai Suzy is a lipstick only cosmetics brand with a new range coming out each season.  Each colour is limited edition, not tested on animals and vegan-friendly (they contain no animal-derived ingredients).

 Each shade I picked uses the Whipped Matte formula - it's basically a matte finish without the typical dryness of a matte lipstick.  The lipsticks are all creamy to apply with a great pigmented colour and I found them to last a good 4-5 hours before needing to reapply.  An added bonus to these lipsticks is the scent.  Whilst previous ranges have been scented with grape this new range smells like strawberries and is just delish!

Priced at $14.95 it's perfectly reasonable to pick up a couple of new lipsticks each season without feeling like you're blowing your budget and in my opinion the formula is comparable to much higher end brands.

Monday, June 20, 2016

These are my favourite base products I'm loving at the moment and yes just like the title suggests I love to jump on a good bandwagon.  I'm pretty sure the Nivea Post Shave Balm shot to fame due to one of the Kendall/Kardashians but I have to say it really is an awesome primer.  It's silky smooth and provides the perfect base to apply foundation onto.  It does have a masculine scent to it which may or may not put you off, I sometimes can still smell it on my skin hours later but it doesn't bother me at all.  If you have oily skin you could probably use this as both a moisturiser and primer in one but us girls with drier skin probably need to still chuck on a good moisturiser underneath.  Priced at just over $11 this really is a bargain primer.  My tip would be to get your boyfriend hooked on it and then just use his!