As a BIG fan of LimeCrime’s Red Velvet Velvetine, I never thought I’d say this, but … Jeffree Star’s latest offering is VASTLY SUPERIOR. The colour is divine, the formula feels just ever-so-slightly waxy and it’s easier to apply, with just a tiny bit extra wiggle-room to fix up errors before it dries matte. It lasts ALL DAY and doesn’t feel nearly as drying on your lips as the Lime Crime does. Also, I found you can apply a tiny bit more over the top after eating, and it doesn’t “ball” like the Lime Crime version can. Also, you can moisten your lips a little bit and moosh them around (technical makeup term) to redistribute it a bit. It also can’t hurt that its 100% cruelty free, vegan, gluten free and paraben free
Karen is BOSS! I get a solid 50% of my ideas from her, she cracks me up, & is an amazing blogger in her own right- check out her blog here for all things beauty & pin up: http://mumptystyle.com/
I first got these when a family I was babysitting for in New York came home from a function with a goodie bag that they didn't want, which included a 14 day trial pack of the peel pads. The pre-moistened towelettes are very simple to use. You rub Step 1 all over your face and neck and then follow two minutes later with Step 2. At the time I didn't know that they were the Holy Grail of skincare, but after two weeks of use my skin was noticeably brighter, my pores were drastically smaller, my skin tone was overall much more even and plump looking AND any products I used afterwards (such as moisturizers or oils) would sink into my skin far better than they ever had before. I'm now using the extra strength formula and my skin has continued to improve remarkably (like Kylie Jenner's lips). The pads are suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin! They contain all sorts of good acids (glycolic, lactic, mandelic, salycylic, citric, etc) to resurface your skin and make it look fab. My face now feels softer and smoother than a freshly-waxed baby's bum. If you want the best skin of your life, Mecca sells them in both 30 day and 60 day packs. You can also find them on Strawberry Net.
Amelia makes me laugh every single day, is a complete babe, and has the voice of an angel. Interestingly, she also possesses the filthiest sense of humour, & I love it. You can follow Amelia at your own risk here: https://instagram.com/ameliacberry
This little winner is hands down my favourite eye cream of life! It is super creamy and emollient, which nourishes my under eye area, and allows my concealer to glide on perfectly overtop whilst minimising creasing! It's one of those skin care items that actually feels as though it's doing something amazing for your skin, so it's an absolute treat to smear this on each morning and night! 10/10 would recommend x
Arna has the honour of being one of the only two YouTubers I bother to watch- she has makeup skills that I could only ever dream of having, & is probably the best driver in NZ/AUS. She's also ridiculously beautiful. Check out her YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/NZBrunetteBarbie
Ok so this product seems to be one which is either loved or hated, but let me tell you – I LOVE it!
It removes ALL my makeup – even the really really stubborn, thick mascaras which are my favourite to wear but most detested to remove. I just soak a cotton pad with the Micellar Water, and hold it for 10 second over each eye, before wiping off. I don’t rely on it as a cleanser, and still wash my face with a hot washcloth afterwards, but you CAN if you wish. And the best thing is you can buy this product from your local supermarket for super cheap!
Additional tip – use this product to remove stubborn makeup stains on your dressing table or bathroom counter ;)
Ashleigh has been an admin since the beginning of time, loves her two bengal cats, & has hair so fabulous I could cry. Ash is one of the coolest, best humans I know- hands down. She also likes beer, like me.
Okay, so friends, I first must state that my alarm is set for 3:30am thanks to working on the Paul Henry show this week. So my Friday favourite is fool-proof for an impatient female, effortless for a tired lass and lasts all day for someone who doesn’t take their makeup off until 7pm. Winged liner is an absolute staple in my makeup routine, so when I bought this at Sephora a month ago I knew we’d have a long and beautiful relationship. The formula just lasts, flawlessly, all day as the name ‘tattoo’ would suggest and is so beautifully, deeply black that my inner emo just sings with delight to Fall Out Boy every time it touches my eyelids. I know for a fact that other admin completely feel the same, I can’t live without this. It is life.
Lauren Kate Went is known to us as LKW- always. I had a girl crush on her when I first met her, and I still do. The only way I could love her more is if she gets me that date with Paul Henry. It's not too late. Follow LKW on Insta here: https://instagram.com/laurenkatewent & you MUST check out her inspirational blog here: http://tea-oats.tumblr.com/
Some of you may have seen me post and comment about this product already on MUO, so if you have it should come as no surprise that this is absolutely my most FAV product of the moment…Benefit’s Roller Lash mascara!
Playing on the look of the original 50’s pink hair rollers, Roller Lash mascara claims to grab, separate, lift and curl – AND IT DOES!!! OMG, it’s so amazing on my short stumpy lashes, you have no idea! Previously I was using Benefit's They’re Real, and whilst I loved the lengthening qualities of this mascara, I found that what little lift/curl it did give me just didn’t last. Roller Lash on the other hand does just that – and it lasts ALL DAY LONG! This is the perfect mascara for me (that I’ve found so far) that not only makes me look like I have great natural lashes, but manages to make my eyes look more open, which I really LOVE because my hooded lids are getting heavier with age.
Other fab things about this mascara – it contains lash conditioning benefits with Provitamin B5 and Serin, is water-resistant (so perfect for those soppy girly chick flicks), and has a gorgeous ink black colour with a satin finish. The curled wand has shorter hooks on the inner curve perfect for your lower lashes, and longer hooks on the outer curve for wiggling through your top lashes.
I have absolutely zero hesitation in recommending this mascara - I mean, look...I have long, curled, natural looking lashes!!!! LOVE! xx
Vanessa is my beautiful sister from another mister, and has probably the BEST lips ever- she also has infinite amounts of patience, luckily for us all. Check out these before and after pics of the mascara!
My hair and I have a complex relationship; I guess you could call it needy – which is tough when you have a full-time job, Netflix habit, boyfriend and kitten to tend to on the side. With moving house and having so little time at the moment, I’m keeping it happy with the Moroccanoil Restorative Hair Mask. It’s so easy to fit into my routine - after working it all through my hair, I put my hair in a bun and forget it about it while I do the dishes/work out/watch three episodes of Orange is the New Black and then shampoo and condition my hair as normal. In return, my hair rewards me by staying soft, shiny and not breaking – all important if you’re obsessed with having mermaid hair like I am!
Zoe is frickin unbelievable! She manages to balance having a hugely stressful job with being an uber-admin, is a FREAK about cats, & I don't know what I'd do without her quite frankly.