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Monday, 28 August 2017

Too Faced Peanut Butter & Honey Eyeshadow Review & Swatch

If you know anything about me then you know I'm a sucker for cute packaging, so when I saw the Too Faced Peanut Butter & Honey pallet I knew that I had to immediately get my hands on it. 

The Peanut Butter & Honey pallet is a limited edition Too Faced pallet which retails for $57.00 NZD at Mecca Beauty. The pallet itself comes in a yellow box with a piece of toast on the front, the description on the back and ingredients on the sides. The pallet itself is made out of tin just like all the other Too Faced 9 pan pallets.The pallet has a decent size mirror and because of it being made out of tin the pallet is great for travel as it is durable.  Also in the pallet you get a glamour guide that gives you easy step by step instructions to complete three different looks. There are 9 shades in the pallet in total that range from mattes to shimmers. Too Face claim to be a cruelty free brand but it doesn't state that the pallet is vegan. 

If you are someone that is allergic to peanuts then fear not this pallet doesn't contain any nuts so you can still go out and buy this pallet. However if you are someone who gets easily irritated by heavily fragrant beauty products you may want to give this pallet a pass as it is scented to smell like peanut butter & honey. 

This pallet contains a total of 9 shades 5 being mattes, 2 being satin and 2 being shimmer shades. All together this pallet contains 11.4g of product. The three highlight shades on the right are in a bigger pan which contain 2.0g of product each, while the other 9 shades are in smaller pans which contain 0.9g of product each. 

Creamed Honey: Creamed Honey is a beautiful shimmer shade which is the perfect brow bone shade. 
Bee Sweet: Bee Sweet is a pink matte highlight shade that can also be used on the lid for a cut crease. 
Queen Bee: Queen Bee is a satin finish highlight shade perfect for the inner corners. 
Peanut Butter: Peanut Butter is not a unique shade to the pallet as it is also featured in the Chocolate Bar Pallet from Too Faced. Peanut Butter is a matte rusty brown perfect as a crease colour. 
Honey Brittle: Honey Brittle is a matte shade that can be used as a transition colour. 
Honey Buns: Honey Buns is a beautiful matte deep yellow and gives you the perfect pop of colour. 
Going Nuts: Going Nuts is a satin finish brown with burgundy under tones that sparkle with a hint of gold. 
Bee's Knees: Bee's Knees is a rusty shimmer brown with specks of gold glitter. 
Feeling Nutty: Feeling Nutty is a matte brown perfect shade to deepen the crease and outer v. 

These eyeshadows are buttery to the touch and when swatching they glide on to the skin. When using a fluffy blending brush the eyeshadows blend seamlessly giving the perfect gradient.

The Too Faced Peanut Butter & Honey pallet is a great warm toned every day pallet that is travel friendly. Since it is a limited edition pallet I do suggest you get your hands on it before it sells out. 

Monday, 17 July 2017

Jeffree Star Androgyny Pallet Swatch & Review

When this pallet first came out I had no intent on buying it. It wasn’t till I was browsing through BeautyBliss that I had stumbled upon Jeffree Star Cosmetics range. The Androgyny pallet stood out to me immediately, Not only were the colours beautiful to look at but it also inspired me out of my makeup rut. After swatching the pallet I was sold on it even with the hefty price tag of $75.00NZD My Justification on buying this pallet was that it had unique shaded but also the pallet is vegan and cruelty free.

The pallet is beautiful packed in a deep maroon box with gold text & accent on the front. On the back of the box you have the fine print in white text with the ingredients & in pink text you have a brief description of the pallet. The actual pallet itself is in the classic Jeffery Star hot pink colour with a faux crocodile/snakeskin finish made from cardboard the gold text & accent is also is followed through onto the pallet itself. The back of the pallet has Jeffrey Stars social media links. Something that really stands out in this pallet is the fact that it had a beautiful big mirror. Even though the Androgyny pallet is big it is also perfect to travel with due to the big mirror and also the pallet is not heavy due to it being so thin. 

The Androgyny pallet is described as a neutral pallet which can be miss leading to some people depending on your definition of neutral but if you follow Jeffree Star then you can completely understand his thought process as his personality shines through out this pallet and into each shade. 

There are a total of 10 shades each of which are 2.52g per shade giving you a lot of product in each pan as a standard M.A.C eyeshadow only has 1.5g. The 10 shades of eyeshadow are a mix of matte & metallic with 8 out of 10 being super matte as described by Jeffree Star himself. These eyeshadows are beautifully pigmented with a buttery texture that glide on with each swatch. Due to it being so highly pigmented a little product goes a long way with most of the shades. I do recommend tapping of the excess product. The only shade I had difficulty working with was swallow as it was a lot more stiff then any of the other shades and blending it out was difficult. There was no fall out with these shadow, though when you are picking up the product there is a lot of kick back within the pan but thankfully it dose not have the same effect when applied to the eye which makes it a dream pallet for people who like to apply foundation first. 

Colours left to right: Frosting, Safe Word, Charm, Deja Vu, Dominatrix, Androgyny, Fetish, Military, Poison & Swallow
Frosting is a beautiful warm tone gold metallic not only is this beautiful on the eyes but also can be used as a highlighter on the cheeks. Frosting is best used wet on the eye. 

Safe Word is the perfect crease warm tone nude matte colour and can be used as a matte highlight for deeper skin tones. Using this shade as a base can make blending out brighter colours on top easy. 

Charm is a soft warm tone orange and is perfect as a transition colour. This shade is highly pigmented and built up it can make this shade bright especially used on top of safe word. 

Deja Vu is a beautiful warm tone deep copper perfect for a all over lid colour. It is best used wet for a more intense lid colour. 

Dominatrix is a warm tone matte rusty brown perfect as a crease or all over lid colour. You can smoke Dominatrix out to a beautiful smokey eye. Dominatrix paired with Frosting can really make any eye colour pop. 

Androgyny is a unique muted matte purple. Androgyny is perfect as an all over lid and crease colour and also smoked out on its own all over the lids given a soft smokey eye. Androgyny is the perfect shade to use when you're in a rush or when you are having a lazy makeup day but need to look like you made an effort.

Fetish is a beautiful warm tone rusty red, this colour is very intimidating in the pan but paired up with Deja Vu it can give you a beautiful rusty eye look. Not only it is beautiful as it own but working it into your out V can really deepen a look giving it a more romantic touch. 

Military is the perfect army green colour though it looks cool tone this colour is defiantly warm toned. This colour is perfect all over the lid smoked out or paired with poison & safe word. 

Poison is a muted warm tone forest green.  Poison was the shade that really drew me into this pallet. This cool tone colour is the perfect shade for a smoky eye or an all over lid colour paired up with Swallow.

Swallow is a cool mid tone blue. Using swallow to deepen the outer V while pairing it up with poison can give a smokey eye. If you want to your eye makeup to stand out then defiantly try it with frosting all over the lid and swallow smoked out in the crease. 

Over all this pallet is a unique take on a neutral pallet and is worth the hefty NZ price tag. Not only can you get some classic natural eye but you can also get creative with this pallet and create some beautiful unique look to make your eyes pop. If you're in need of some eyeshadow inspiration why not give this pallet ago. 

Sunday, 14 May 2017

April 2017 Favourites

How did April go by super fast? I pretty much feel like I blinked & missed it. I was on holiday so I did miss out on posting but I back for May. However we can't just forget about April just yet it is only fitting that I share a few of my favourite products in the month of April.

Sub 24 - Fresh + Flawless Facial Scrub

I love using a scrub to remove a thick layer of makeup, Sub 24 Fresh & Flawless Facial Scrub really gets into your pores & cleans them without it being harsh on your skin. After using Sub24 it leaves your skin feel soft ready for your next step of skincare.

Hello Hair - Hydrating Mask (Island Escape Edition)

Hello Hair Mask have become a staple in my weekly pamper routine. This mask leaves my hair feeling soft and full of life. If you want to learn more about it check out my blog post: http://www.priyanandani.com/2017/05/hello-hair-mask-review.html 

Smashbox - Photo Finish Primer

Now I did a first impression on the Smahbox Photo Finish Primer & I kinda brushed it off as an okay primer, turns out I've been reaching for this primer more then I thought it would. Now this primer I normally pair it with a matte primer as matte primers can be really drying near the eye area I find the Smashbox Photo Ready Primer fills in the little lines under my eyes and keeps it hydrated leaving my concealer last all day long.If you want to check out my first impression check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gup90f4Bv6c&t=189s

L.A Girl -  Pro Conceal (Pure Beige)

When I first tried L.A Girl Pro Concealer I hated it mainly because I had gotten a dud, I went to go use it and oil just came out. So i pretty much dismissed it all together until recently when I noticed it was every beauty gurus favourite concealer, so I thought why not give it a whirl. So my second time around it was everything I was expecting. It is full coverage concealer that blended out beautiful with other products like foundation. What also stood out to me is that the Pro Concealer comes in a wide range of shades to the point that they even have colour correctors.

Australis - Velourlips (Buda-Pash)

Since it is finally Autumn I've been really into rocking my darker lips & Buda-Pash is the perfect Autumn shade when it comes to lips. It's a dark burnt red that goes well with any complexion & with it being a matte finish it doesn't budge. Though it can be drying at times paired with a hydrating lip balm this is the ultimate Autumn shade.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Hello Hair Mask Review

When it comes to hair care there is nothing more relaxing then putting on a hair mask after a long week of work or school, not only is it therapeutic but it's beneficial to your hair. Hello Hair Mask are hands down my favourite oil based hair mask to use as they contain Coconut, Argan & Almond these are just some of the oils listed in the ingredients that leave your hair feeling nourished, soft & full of body. 

You can pick up your very own Hello Hair Mask online at: https://hellohair.com.au/collections/hair-masks. It retails for $15.00 AUD for a 100g pack. It's great for the price as you can use one packet up to 3 times for medium to short hair. It's easy store away with out worrying about spilling it everywhere as it has a cap you can screw back on unlike other hair mask where once you rip it open you have to use all of it. 

Something I really love about Hello Hair Mask is it is so simple to use, you massage it through your hair & scalp. Leave your hair wrapped up in a towel then after 30mins (sometimes I leave it in longer) rinse it out and then you'll feel the difference instantly. I tend to use my Hello Hair Mask once a week on the weekend as I don't have time during the week after work, I find it a great way to destress & pamper myself.

Not only is this mask affordable but it actually dose what it is meant to. It hydrates your hair keeping your hair soft and feeling repaired from all the damaged you put it through. Also Hello Hair Mask smells amazing. 

Have you tried Hello Hair Mask? What do you love about it? 

Monday, 24 April 2017

March Favourites | 2017

Antiopdes Moisture-Boost Natural Lipstick - Oriental Bay Plum

Since summer is finally over it was now the time to bring out the berry plum colour lipsticks. Oriental Bay Plum became a staple every day lipstick for me because it was a beautiful berry/plum lipstick that drew the right amount of attention to my lips. Oriental Bay Plum is a demi matte lipstick but unlike other lipstick it is hydrating and is comfortable to wear throughout the day. If Oriental Bay Plum is too much of a bright colour for you then why not check out the other colours in Antipodes Moisture-Boost Natural Lipstick range.

Freemans Clay Mask - Avocado

Photo was provided by allur.com

I love doing a facial mask every second day and one that I've really been loving is the Avovado mask From Freemans, It kept my skin soft which made my makeup go on smoothly. If you want to know more about why I love mask, Just check out my pervious review: http://www.priyanandani.com/2016/11/freeman-avocado-oatmean-facial-mask.html

Lip Glam

With the weather getting colder lips tend to start drying up and cracking but I found something that keeps mu lip hydrated at night and that is Lip Glam before bed every night I apply Lip Glam and the next morning I wake up with beautiful soft lips.

Sukin- Energising Body Scrub

Along with dry lips I've been dealing with dry skin especially my legs. Something I found that helps me fight that is The Sukin Energising Body Scrub. It scrubs the dry skin while hydrating the new generated skin leaving your legs baby soft. 

What have you guys been loving? 

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Autumn Boots

Autumn is finally here in New Zealand and I am soo excited that I can finally start wearing all my favourite boots not that I didn't rock them in summer. Boots are a key item in my wardrobe, I wear them with any and everything. I find boots so comfortable to wear in my every day to day life, So I thought why not share my most loved boots.


Investing in a pair of statement boots is actually worth it in the long run especially for the girls with a more simple chic style. These patent pair of boots are great not only for rainy days but because they standout with out distracting, They can be paired with distressed jeans or if you want a polished look to be bold they look amazing with a pair of well tailored pants. 

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Suede boots never go out of trend, not only are they comfortable but they can make any outfit look put together and polished which makes them the ultimate investment piece. These pair start a little bit higher then the ankle so they actually give your legs more of an elongated look. These are great for a night out on the town or even a shopping date with your bestfriend they go with everything and anything. 

Similar Boots: 


Most of us live in jeans through out the colder months so it's always handy to have a pair of boots that will go with any pair of jeans in your closet. These boots are simple yet they have a rocker vibe with the distressed leather look. I alway tend to buy boots with a thicker heel as they are the most comfortable to wear, they don't hurt your feet if you're standing for a long period of time and you don't have to worry about tripping because they are more stable. Wearing a simple leather ankle boots with a pair of ripped black jeans gives you the carefree look rockstars have. 

Similar Boots: 

Buying the perfect pair of boots can be hard, so make sure you find ones that are timeless and comfortable as boots can be really expensive and they really are an investment.
Also to help you guys out I've linked similar pairs of boots incase you wanted to have a look online.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Antipodes Moisture-Boost Natural Lipstick Review & Swatch

Lipstick so healthy you could almost eat...

I'm someone who can't leave the house with out lipstick on my lips and when I think about it I'm also someone who consumes a lot of my lipsticks through out eating and drinking so when I was sent these lipsticks from Antipodes I was not only over the moon but also curious how something this healthy can be a makeup product & on top of that they are certified vegetarian.

How are these lipsticks soo healthy? Well they contain all types of hydrating oils like avocado oil, calendula oil, jojoba oil, evening primrose oil & argan oil which keep your lips hydrated. To keep your lips nourished these lipsticks have shea butter & vitamin E. 

If these lipsticks are soo healthy you can eat them, how do they taste? Well I haven't really taken a bite of it but while eating or drinking I haven't really tasted anything odd. 

There are 12 shades in the collection and I was sent 3 of the new Autumn shades & as soon as I saw them I was in love not only with the packaging but also with the lipsticks colours itself. 

South Pacific Coral

South Pacific Coral is a beautiful coral leaning more on the pinky side this is a perfect shade to wear during the day or as a summer to autumn transition shade. 

Forest Berry Red 

Forest Berry Red is a beautiful blue based red that suits any skin tone. It's the perfect classic red lipstick.

Oriental Bay Plum

Oriental Bay Plum is a beautiful berry plum colour that is perfect for a statement lip and is my favourite colour out of the entire collection as I love rocking the bold lip.

Theses lipsticks are beautiful and they glide on your lips. I find they keep my lips hydrated through out the day & I don't have to worry about cracked lips. My favourite part of these lipstick is you can wear them as a sheer lip stain or build it up for a more bold lip. You will still need to reapply after eating and drinking but that isn't really a big deal. 

I definitely think everyone should really go out and try these lipstick as they are great for everyday wear. I love these lipsticks & can't wait to complete my Moisture-Boost collection with the rest of the 12 shades. 

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Monday, 13 March 2017

Elegant Claws

There is something about a soft blush nude & gold that makes nails look elegant they also go with any outfit. 

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Tag me on Instagram with your nails of the week. :)

Monday, 6 March 2017

Outfit Of The Day: Burnt Orange

Chocker: www.farmers.co.nz
Body Chain: www.farmers.co.nz
Top: www.dotti.co.au
Jeans: www.dotti.co.au
Shoes: Converse
Bag: www.forevernew.co.au

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Work Outfit Of The Day