Chemist Warehouse Haul

Chemist Warehouse haul

Hiya peeps! Long time no speak or see. I’m not going to make excuses on why I haven’t blogged, I’ve simply been too lazy and procrastinating about anything and everything except blogging.

This week Chemist Warehouse had 50% off all cosmetics (not sure when the sale ends) and I decided to stock up on my favourite eyeliner, the Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner. While I was at the Maybelline stand, I managed to chuck a few extra items in my basket. I’ve read some positive reviews on the HyperSharp Wings a few months ago and thought why not since it’s on sale. Random purchases of the day were the Instant Age Rewind Eraser Concealer and the Color Drama Lipstick. I’ve tried the concealer yesterday morning and it exceeded my expectation! The coverage is great and the consistency is very smooth and blend-able. I’m still deciding if I like the sponge applicator though. The next product I bought is the Color Drama lipstick in ‘Love Me Pink’. Occassionally, I do love a bright lip that’s easy to apply with minimal smudging. The pencil itself is relatively small and made of wood. The pencil is thick enough to cover the surface area of the lip quite quickly. So far I like this lipstick but will need a couple more weeks to really get to know this lippie. If you want to see what the colour looks like on me, I was wearing it in my recent selfie on instagram.

Did you buy anything from the sale?

Purchased with my own money. Sorry if there are grammatical errors, the hubs haven’t proof read this.


Irresistible Me Hair Extensions

Irresistible me hair extensions

Happy Monday folks!! A few weeks ago, the lovely people at Irresistible Me asked if I wanted to try out their hair extensions and I was like HECK YEAHH. I’ve always wanted to try hair extensions but have been too indecisive about which to purchase.

Irresistible Me offers two types of hair extensions: Silky Touch (starting at $79) and Royal Remy (starting at $129). The difference between the two is that Royal Remy is softer and has finer hair. Royal remy is the highest quality hair extensions available. Because they are human hair, you can colour, wash and dye them.

I was umming and ahhing at which length to choose and finally decided on the 24 inch Royal Natural Black. My natural hair is already quite long (I think about 20-22 inches) and it made sense to go slightly longer. Although the longest length offered by Irresistable Me is the 24 inch.

Irresistible me royal remy natural black hair extensions

I thought shipping would take about two weeks because it was shipped directly from China but I was so surprised that it arrived within a week via Fedex. The hair extension came in a smallish black box and inside contained a two part zip lock bag. The left side is where the hair extensions are located and on the right contained one piece of weft. The right side of the bag serves two purposes, one to make sure it’s the right hair colour and two the length is what you expected. If you don’t feel like it’s the right one for you, you can return it back to Irresistible Me as long as you don’t open the left side of the bag.

The Royal Remy in 24 inch (200g) comes with 10 pieces:

  • 1 with 4 clips
  • 2 with 3 clips
  • 5 with 2 clips
  • 2 with 1 clip

This combination allows you to add as much or as little as you need to create the look desired. By adding a few pieces of extensions, it can instantly transform lifeless boring hair to Victoria’s Secret hair. In the pictures below, I curled my hair first then curled the extensions separately and attached them on.
Irresistible me hair extensions

Irresistible me hair extensions

I did my homework on Youtube prior to the hair extension arriving and found it relatively easy to clip in. To clip in, simply bend the clip so it pops open and slide it into the hair and snap it closed to lock clip in hair. I usually use about 5-8 wefts and place them strategically around my head as I find it gives me the perfect amount of volume. I was swaying my hair side to side and did not have any issues with extensions falling out.

The texture of the hair was very similar to mine. I couldn’t distinguish my natural hair to the extensions. I almost forgot to say the colour “Natural Black” is an identical match to my natural hair colour (perfect for Asian hair colour).
Irresistible me hair extensions
Overall, I’m totally in love with these hair extensions. I’m not saying this because I was sent this but I genuinely believe so. Within the last 3 weeks of using these gorgeous extensions, I have experienced minimal fall out. From what I’ve read from other hair extension reviews, there are usually a lot of fall out and hair gets all knotted up which I did not encounter at all. If you’re looking to add volume or length, you have to check out Irresistible Me.

Do you have hair extensions and do you wear them everyday?

Product was provided for consideration. This has not influence my opinion in anyway.


Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection

eal techniques bold metals collection

The Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection is finally available in Australia!! I have been eagerly waiting for these babies to come out. I’m a real fan of Real Technique, I currently own two core sets and the blush brush. I was MEGA lucky to have been invited to the Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection launch in Melbourne a couple of weeks ago. When I saw the email come through, I literally choked on the water I was drinking.

real techniques bold metals collection

The Bold Metal Collection consist of 7 brushes and are colour coded into 3 categories:

  • Base (Gold) – 100 Arched Powder & 101 Triangle Foundation
  • Eyes (Silver) – 200 Oval Shadow, 201 Pointed Crease & 202 Angled Liner
  • Finish (Rose Gold) –  300 Tapered Blush & 301 Flat Contour

These brushes are so LUXE! The bristles are so soft because they are made with the highest-grade synthetic brush fibres. The brush handles have been designed so that they won’t roll around your makeup table while providing comfort and precise application. When I first picked up the brushes at the launch, I noticed they felt solid and heavier compared to the standard Real Technique brushes.

real techniques bold metals collection

100 Arched Powder – This brush is not very dense so it’s great with loose or pressed powder. The shape of the brush is flatter compared to your normal powder brush which means it is also good with blush or bronzer.

101 Triangle Foundation – This brush is ultra funky, it’s actually in a shape of a triangle. The flatter side is good for large surface area on the face while the angled side is good for hard to reach places such as under the eyes or around the nose.

real techniques bold metals collection

300 Tapered Blush – The Tapered Blush is a lot flatter than the original blush brush. The original blush brush covers more surface area whilst the tapered brush requires precision application. As the brush is denser, it will pick up more product so a lighter hand is required.

301 Flat Contour – This brush is really soft and mega dense. It makes contouring so easy on the hollows of the cheeks. As with what I mentioned above, this brush will pick up quite a bit of product. So if you’re into bruised cheeks, make sure you are not heavy handed.

real techniques bold metals collection

200 Oval Shadow – Out of the seven brushes, this is my least favourite brush because it’s too big to be used on the eye lids (well my eyes anyway). When I was playing around with this brush, I tend to only use the tip to pick up eye shadows and again use the tip to apply it. So instead of using this on the eyes, I have used it to apply concealer under the eyes which it is perfect for.

201 Pointed Crease – This brush reminds me of my Sigma Pencil Brush (E30S) but twice as chunky. It’s quite a large dense crease brush and I find that it doesn’t really suit my asian eyes. However, it is a nifty tool to create the smokey eye.

202 Angled Liner – Although this brush is designed for lining the eyes, you can also use it for filling out the brows or lining the lips. Because the brush is so small, it provides a very precise application.

My favourite brushes out of the entire collection would have to be the 202 Angled Liner and 101 Triangle Foundation Brush. Both brushes are like incredible. The 101 Triangle Foundation Brush can reach any corner or hidden spots on the face because of the triangular shape of the brush. I just love how many uses you can get out of the 202 Angled Liner brush.

A fellow blogger asked me if the handles attract smudge marks or finger prints, I have only noticed a very tiny amount and it’s not noticeable if you’re not full on staring at it. Having said that, I’ve only used these brushes for the last two weeks so I don’t know if the smudging will get worse.

The Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection is available online now on the Real Techniques Australian Website and will be available in Priceline late August.

Do you own any Real Technique brushes? Which one is your favourite?

Products were provided for consideration. This has not influenced my opinion in anyway.


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