Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Micellar Water

Loreal VS Garnier

Recently, I've heard amazing reviews on this All in one "Micellar" make up removing water product..
I've never heard of it before, but it has been flying off the shelves in NZ! 
I was lucky to find some!
Claims to Remove/dissolve face, lip & eye make up, cleanse, tone & soothe skin 
while unclogging pores & removing impurities with NO rinsing needed!
Sounds amazing right??



So as I said, this stuff has been absolutely raved about lately as being the best 
make up removing product on the market! And it's even great for cleaning makeup brushes
 like they're new again!
Micellar Water

What exactly is "Micellar Water"??

For the first time, Micellar technology is introduced in an all-in-one cleanser. 
starting with Garnier, & other brands are quickly following. 
Micells are an active cleansing ingredient which act as a magnet to capture impurities, 
make up & sebum (oils) on the skin, resulting in perfectly cleansed & refreshed skin 
without vigorous rubbing or rinsing. A soothing, crystal transparent water formula without fragrance to suit all skin types

How to use??

Simply wipe face, eyes & lips, morning & night, with a cotton pad soaked in Micellar water. 
No vigorous rubbing or rinsing needed
If you're cleaning your brushes, I pour some into a bowl, swirl the brushes in quickly rinse with hot water, and repeat until clean!
Comparing these two products, they do the same, they work the same, they have the same ingredients...
But, the Loreal Skin Perfection 3 in 1 is 200ml for $13.99 nzd
Garnier All in One cleansing water is 400ml for $15.50 nzd
I know what I'd go for!


LucyLoves! xx

Monday, 23 March 2015

JEFFREE STAR COSMETICS 714

(714) Velour Liquid Lipstick 

I am not ashamed to say, for this Limited Edition* Matte Lipstick, I jumped through hoops to purchase this baby. Waited hours for the countdown, asked multiple people what time it would be in NZ (got multiple different answers), the rush through the checkout, but $18usd later she was mine!

This peachy-coral dream was named after the area code in Orange county where I was I born & raised! This neon pastel looks divine on any skin tone! Our liquid lipstick goes on opaque, dries completely matte & stays on for hours! This product is 100% vean & cruelty-free!" - Jeffree Star

 I remember being in highschool & listening to "Plastic Surgery Slumber Party" by Jeffree & thinking he was just the coolest, carefree person! So to hear he had a new cosmetic line..well I HAD to try!
The website quickly sold out of every colour available, proving how popular he was.

A brand with similar Velour Lipsticks, Lime Crime with "Velvetines", recently had a security breech on their site & many customers are left feeling unsafe purchasing any more after loosing their credit card details, (but you can read more about that if you search on Google)
Jeffree Star had perfect timing for his range to become available! 
We now have a beautifully packaged, trustworthy & quality alternative to turn to!
My First Impression:
Ok, I will be honest here, when applied to clean, exfoliated lips..It was wish-washy, streaky & kind of ..dissapointing..
I applied NYX Butter Lipstick "Lollies" on top & it looked stunning! So I went with it..
But the next day, I was determined to make (714) work on its own, 
I applied - let it dry - applied - let it dry & applied again...

Perfect opaque Neon pastel peach.

So I am now on a mission to get "Celebrity Skin" (soft brown nude) to replace my Cashmere Velvetine from Lime Crime, can't wait for restock in April! 

This product was $18 USD with $10 USD International shipping to NZ 
($40nzd) & was delivered a week later :)



LucyLoves! xx

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

LUXIE BEAUTY BRUSHES !!

Vegan & Cruelty Free Makeup Brushes

This post has been a long time coming but I finally got around 
to writing about these beautiful babies
Vegan, Cruelty Free, Pink & Rose Gold
What more could a girl want?


I ordered the Rose Gold Synthetic 12piece Collection & 530 Flat Top Kabuki
This 12pc Collection contains -
Luxie Large Powder Face Brush 502
Luxie Large Angled Face Brush 504
Luxie Duo Fiber Stippling Face Brush 508
Luxie Foundation Face Brush 510
Luxie Concealer Eye Brush 211
Luxie Large Shader Eye Brush 209
Luxie Medium Angled Shading Eye Brush 207
Luxie Eye Shading Brush 213
Luxie Tapered Blending Eye Brush 205
Luxie Small Angled Eye Brush 215
Luxie Eye Liner Brush 219
Luxie Pencil Eye Brush 217
Luxie Brush Cup Holder
All for $110 USD
And $18 for the Flat Top Kabuki 
The site says "Coated with a revolutionary antibacterial solution for minimal brush cleansing, your brush remains fresh and clean for longer periods of time. The density of the brush allows for an even application without any wasted product and does not absorb the product into the bristles. "
Let me first say, these are some of the best Makeup brushes I have ever used!
The Flat Top Kabuki is my absolute favourite Brush to apply liquid foundation with,
it buffs & stipples perfectly without soaking up the product & feels so soft on the skin!
The 508 Duo Fiber Brush is perfect for highly pigmented blushes & the 504 Large Angled Face Brush I love for powder contouring! 

Check them out! 
These are high on my list of LucyLoves! xx