Victoria Secret in Australia

22 November 2013

Hi Petals!

I could be the last person in the beauty blog community who didn't know about Victoria Secret in Australia?! Maybe.

I was on a mini-holiday (vacation that is) last weekend and went to Queensland for some much deserved RnR :)

I did some clothes shopping of course! which I'll show you a link at the end of the this post. But highlight shopping event was the Victoria Secret one obviously.

I saw a shop at the airport on my way back while looking for a Starbucks and I couldn't believe my eyes that there is a  physical shop in Australia. 

Anyway I didn't pass up the opportunity to shop!

I am a big VS body mist fan. I used to order mine online and buy in bulk and wait for 8weeks ah!

I saw old favourites but I thought it was time to venture out with new scents and this was my favourite!

It's not too sweet and not fruity...two things I am now off in the terms of scents. It's light and fresh and it makes you feel you are surrounded by daisies and freesia and sitting by the beach :)


Ingredients for your info ;-)
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I was told by the sales rep that there will some stores to be opened across Australia but not sure when.

Jumps for joy!

I hope that the shops brings a wide variety of lingerie selection and the cosmetics and more of the body mists :)

Are you a Victoria Secret Fan?

And oh before I finish this post, let me share the dress I got from the shop Dissh :) 



until the next post hope it's sunny where you are :)

xo
MsChikee

ps. this post is not sponsored.

Summer nails!

Hi lovelies!

So I finally got me my first Sally Hansen nailpolish! Thanks to Priceline's 40% off all cosmetics I now own one of the prettiest pink! Also joined in the "accent" nail trend haha I could be the last person to do this but hey better late than never :-) 

Here are the shades I got: Tickle me pink (410) and Golden Rule (121) for my accent nails :-)


I love the brush applicator! It is flat and sturdy so application is a dream!

I think I'm gonna get more shades while the sale is on :-) 

Have you tried this nail polish?


I wish I can put nail polish like a pro ;-) 

Until next post!

xo
MsChikee

First Impressions - BOURJOIS HAPPY LIGHT Foundation

07 November 2013

Hi Lovelies!

O-M-G did I just found my new favourite foundation!!

I've been whinging lately on how my face seems to be drier than usual (Thank you hormones!). I am currently using Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous foundation or Urban Decay Naked Skin which both worked for my skin during the warmer weather but recently both foundations are not giving my combo-skin any justice at all. My face looks so powdery, flat and dry. 

Cringe!

I was doing my usual night time routine of watching YouTube (makeup) videos about new products (as you do hehe) and a certain makeup guru talked about a new foundation from Bourjois, their Happy Light Foundation

I was so intrigued. 
Ok I lied. I wasn't intrigued. I WANT IT!

It promises a luminous and flawless complexion in ANY light!!

check!
double check!

And so I got it!


It's currently Spring in Australia and we are heading to warmer days now and this product is a Fall/Winter release from Bourjois so you'd think I am a little cray cray for getting it but hear me out sisters/brothers - this has got to be the most natural finish foundation ever applied on my skin! As in ever!


So what are my first impressions?
  • I absolutely LOVE IT! It is light on the skin that you don't even feel you are wearing a foundation. 
  • As promised, it makes your skin flawless and luminous without the shine / glitter
  • I love how natural it looks on skin and even if I put 2 coats it still feels lightweight
  • I am not sure about the claim on the 16hr longevity on your skin because I haven't really wore makeup for 16hrs straight or had the need to wear it for that long so I don't really care at this point.
  • It is pricey for a drugstore product but who am I kidding, there is no such thing as a  cheap drugstore prices here in the land down under
  • I am not a fan of the smell but it's not offensive. In fact if you've used Chanel foundations then it has that similar scent.
Things you need to consider before buying:
  • There is no SPF on this foundation which makes it a perfect foundation for photography. 
  • Remember to apply a moisturiser with SPF if you're using this during the daytime at this time of the year (ie Spring/Summer)
  • There is a limited shades available to choose from.

I really love it and glad I made the purchase.

It is official. I am a liquid foundation junkie.

Here's how it looks on my skin :)


FYI: For reference, I am using the shade Beige (54) and I am normally a NC42 on MAC or Golden Caramel on Revlon Colourstay.

Also in case you don't know, Bourjois is owned by Chanel so don't be surprised if the foundations are similar in scent, texture and finish :)

Until the next favourite, stay happy!

xo
MsChikee


ps. this post is not sponsored. I purchased this at Priceline :)

MsChikee Review: Nivea In Shower Rich Body Lotion

05 November 2013

Hi my lovelies

It is now November! Can you believe it? Where did my October go?

Anyway, this post is entirely dedicated to Nivea's In Shower Rich Body Lotion



I'm sure you've seen the ads about it on TV and read countless reviews online, so here's another one for you ;-)

I got this just over a month ago and I must admit I do have a love-hate relationship with it.

I do like the idea of it, I think it's brilliant. For someone who doesn't have the luxury of having enough time getting ready during the day, this is a great product.

Like I said, in theory it is awesome. You hop in the shower and do your routine and finish it off with this product and voila you're left with a soft skin and you're ready to just get dressed. So you basically skip a step and saves time. That's the theory at least.

It does work for me to an extent. I am someone who loves her moisturisers. I know some girls (and boys) who can't stand the feel of lotions in their body on daily basis. I am the opposite, I can't stand the feeling of no lotion. So while this In Shower Rich Body lotion does leave your skin somewhat moisturised and silky-smooth right after shower, I need more so I still end up applying my moisturiser but that's just me.

However, there are days when I feel this is enough moisturiser for the day and that's usually on hot and humid days and I say a silent hallelujah in my head because I don't have to feel sticky all day.

I would definitely recommend this to those who hates the greasy feeling of lotions but want that silky-smooth feeling after a shower. I think it is really a great idea..finally! 

As for the saving time, well I am not entirely sure about that because you may have skipped a step in your post shower routine (ie, applying your body lotion) but really you are just doing it in the shower.

All in all, I love this product for what it does to my skin. It's not a holy grail and for sure other brands will jump in this bandwagon and introduce their own version soon or repromote if they have it already.

Oh if there is one thing I hate about it is the squeeze-bottle. I mean you are all wet and after one application your hands are slippery as making it so hard to squeeze the bottle again for more product. In other words, I wish they have put a PUMP to dispense the product. It would have been much easier to work with.

Have you tried it?

Until next time, stay gorgeous!

xo
MsChikee