30 November 2013

November 2013 Lust Have It! Box

At long last my November 2013 Lust Have It! box has finally arrived. The contents were packaged in the new Lust Have It! collectible/re-usable boxes, which I am already using to store some of my blog's contact cards. 




This month had 10 lovely surprises with 4 of them being full sized.



  1. MARY KAY Pedicure Set RRP $38, Pack
    Received Pedicure Brush/Pumice Stone and Beauty Bag.

    The full pamper  kit contains a relaxing foot soak, foot scrub, foot balm and bush/pumice stone - all packaged in the clear cosmetic bag.

    I'm really happy I got the cosmetic bag. It's a decent size and I love that it's got some transparency  to it so I can see what's inside. This will definitely come in handy on short trips away.
  2. DAVROE Jojoba Creme Treatment RRP $11.95, 50ml. Received Full Size Product.

    Intensive hair treatment to help repair and seal damaged hair. Made in Australia and petrochemical and paraben free.

    I absolutely love Davroe hair products and I have LHI! to thank for introducing me to this lovely brand. The product sinks into the ends of my tragic locks without making them greasy or sticky. So far I'm loving this hair cream but the scent (or lack there of) could be improved. I'm used to the Davroe hair products having a sweet floral scent.
  3. PALMERS Gentle Facial Scrub RRP $9.99, 150ml. Received 15g sample.
    Contains micro-fine cocoa beans to gently exfoliate the face and remove dead skin cells.

    I haven't tried this scrub yet, but Palmers makes gorgeous body lotions so I'm sure this scrub will be just as good. It's unscented and the exfoliating granules look really small and refined.
  4. AVEDA Botanical Kinetics

    Gel Cleanser RRP $54.95, 150ml. Received 7ml sample.
    Hydrating Lotion RRP $79.95, 150ml. Received 7ml sample.

    Both products are suited for normal to oily skins. The really do smell "botanic" and natural. No harsh scents which bodes well for both of these products. Aveda has a large following, so many fans can't be wrong. I'll most likely be reserving these for my Christmas getaway as they are the perfect travel size.
  5. BENEFIT They're Real Mascara RRP $38, 8.5ml. Received 3.0g sample.

    "Long wearing black formula lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts and separates"

    I still have a lot of mascara's to go through, so I won't be using this for a long time. Excited to try this because this claims to really lengthen the lashes which is pretty much the reasons why I wear mascara. I'm not too fussed about curl and volume but I do love long flirty lashes =)
  6. MARY KAY Thinking Of You Eau De Parfum RRP $30, 29.6ml.
    Received 2 x fragrance towelettes.

    The perfume sampels are sealed titghtly so I have no idea what they smell like. I'll be throwing this in my handbag or gym kit. Perfume samples are super handy to have in your bags - You never know when you want to spritz up and the small and portable sizes make these perfect.
  7. LONVITALITE 24K Active Gold Yulan Eye Mask RRP $9.95, Single Mask.
    Received FS.
    "...Provides immediate intense cooling and soothing relief"

    I really enjoyed the LonVitalite face mask so I'm sure these eye masks will be a delight to use.
  8. LHI! CARD & SUBSCRIBER OFFERS/COUPONS

    Are you subscribed to Lust Have It! or other beauty boxes?
    What was your favourite product in the November beauty boxes?


    P.S. My International blog giveaway ends tomorrow, the 1st of November. 
    Enter my MISSHA Nail Polish giveaway here. Good luck❣



    This post was not sponsored.  All products mentioned were purchased with my own money. My reviews contain my  100% honest opinions . They are in no way intended to offend or malign any companies or groups. Please consult a healthcare professional if you are in doubt before using any of the aforementioned products. For further information on my disclosure and disclaimer policies please access the 'Terms and Conditions' tab on top. For enquiries please contact Sunshine via email: littlemissscb.inquire@hotmail.com 

28 November 2013

Violet Box November 2013

This month's Violet Box is rather exciting. It has products that I've never used before and 4 out of the 5 beauty products are full sized (yay!). The contents were packaged in the company's very pretty and reusable box. I really appreciate how Violet Box makes an effort in wrapping and packaging.

Violet Box November 2013 | Packaging
Violet Box November 2013 | Box Contents
Body Armour, Tailor, Model Co., Guess
  1. BODY ARMOUR Face Cream 50ml RRP$32.00 (received full size)
    "Formulated as an after treatment moisturiser but can also be used as a daily moisturiser"

    I think I'll reserve this for at home facials =). I love the pump bottle with a turn-lock nozzle. The scent reminds me of Veet salon wax, and I love the scent of that so this is a non-issue for me. Really happy to receive this because it more than pays for the $22.95 per month cost.

  2. TAILOR Detoxifying Facial Treatment RRP $40.00 for a pack of 10 (Received 1 mask)
    "Unclogs pores and gently exfoliates sensitive skin"

    This mask smells divine and spa-like (you know that aroma-therapy/natural scent that spas have?). I can't wait to try this one out!

  3. MODELCO. Colour Box Eye Pencil in Black RRP $18.00 (Full Size)
    "High pigment and long wearing without dragging or pulling..."
    I love that this has an inbuilt sharpener!

  4. MODELCO. Blush in Amaretto Sunset 03 RRP $18.00 (Full Size)
    "Create a beaming and rosy glow on the go with a built in compact mirror"

    The dark dusty rose shade I got compliments my skin tone. I think it would suit medium-dark skin tones as it may be too bold and mucky looking for fair tones. I love that the blush's compact mirror swivels out so that the blush and mirror is both opened at the same time. The swivel mirror is also handy & hygienic because you can keep the blush covered if you just want to use the mirror. I have a lot of compacts and this is the first of it's kind. Very unique!

  5. GUESS Perfume Samples Guess Girl & Guess Night

    Guess Girl is a true glamour girl scent. It's fun, flirty and fruity. I would have loved it so much more if the perfume sample wasn't in a sachet. It's a little awkward trying to apply perfume when it oozes out of a packet. Not very clever packaging...

    Guess Night smells really masculine. It's got that sexy men's fragrance scent to it that isn't over powering. Definitely worth getting for the man in your life.


    I really loved this box! Seriously Violet Box just seems to keep impressing me. Definitely my favourite out of all my subscription boxes.
Are you subscribed to Violet Box? What did you think of this month's contents?

P.S. I'm currently running an international blog giveaway. 



This post was not sponsored.  All products mentioned were purchased with my own money. My reviews contain my  100% honest opinions . They are in no way intended to offend or malign any companies or groups. Please consult a healthcare professional if you are in doubt before using any of the aforementioned products. For further information on my disclosure and disclaimer policies please access the 'Terms and Conditions' tab on top. For enquiries please contact Sunshine via email: littlemissscb.inquire@hotmail.com
 

BellaBox November 2013

This month's BellaBox is a little underwhelming to say the least. Firstly, I received an email from the Bella Box team saying that the boxes would be late because they were waiting for some beauty products to arrive and also that the new packaging would be included. When my parcel arrived however, I noticed I didn't get the cosmetics bag, instead I got a disposable box. Not entirely a deal breaker but if you're going to promise your customers something, it should be delivered...

This month the box had 6 contents, 3 of which are full sized so that was definitely a goodie!.

Broken BellaBox Pout Pencil :(

  1. SIMPLE Eye Makeup Corrector Pen
    This removes eye makeup mistakes and is perfect for helping to create a perfect winged eye liner. I usually dip a pointed cotton tip in to an eye makeup remover so this is will be a handy tool to keep in my makeup bag.
  2. CARON LABORATORIES Bump Eraser Medi Paste
    I get a lot of in grown hairs so this will be interesting to use. The directions advise you to apply on to clean and dry skin after hair removal once daily for 7-10 days. Fingers crossed that this works because having to exfoliate daily to treat in grown hairs is a little tiresome.
  3. JOHN PLUNKETT COSMECEUTICALS Glyco Peel
    A night time exfoliate to help remove dead skin cells. Directions advise to apply this every 3rd night to begin with for 1 week and let the skin rest for a week and then repeat the process. Excited to give this a go!
  4. TIMELESS TRUTHS Deep Sea Moisturising Mask
    This mask helps to restore moisture in the skin. Definitely reserving this for my next DIY facial.
  5. BELLABOX Pout Pencils in Ruby Tuesday
    A highly pigmented lip colour infused with Vitamin E and beeswax.
    I was so excited about this but then disappointed that it pretty much broke off after I opened the cap. It's such a shame because the red is such a gorgeous shade *sigh*
  6. NAKED TAN Body Cleanser
    An alcohol-free body wash that removes oranges patches but won't ruin your tan. I don't apply false tan so I'm going to reserve this for a Summer giveaway I've got planned.

All in all this box wasn't incredible for me this month. I've been going around the blogo-sphere and see that other people's contents were better. There should be more uniformity in what's inside the boxes because everybody pays the same amount. I do however like the SIMPLE eye makeup corrector and if the pout pencil wasn't broken, I would have loved that too. Hopefully next month's BellaBox is better.

Are you subscribed to Bella Box? What do you think of this month's contents?

P.S. I'm currently running an international blog giveaway. 

27 November 2013

Priceline 40% off Cosmetics Sale Haul

My Priceline Haul
My Priceline package finally arrived! I was super excited not only because I got stuff on sale, but also because I bought things I don't already have or haven't used before (with the exception of the Sally Hansen nail polish remover and the Prestige eyeliner). I'm glad I did my shopping online otherwise I could have done more damage with the 40% off sale.

So here's what I bought:
  • REXONA Clinical Protection Antiperspirant Deodorant.
    So this one wasn't actually for me and wasn't included in the cosmetic sale. I bought these for the bf. If your guy works out a lot or sweats a lot this deodorant is definitely worth a try. They're pricier than your average deo. but they work very well.

  • MODELS PREFER Brush Cleaner
    I recently bought the MAC brush cleaner so I wanted to try a pharmacy brand alternative. This smells like coconuts and acts as an anti bacterial spray so I have high hopes for it.

  • REVLON Top Speed Nail Polish in 305 Electric
    I can't wait to test out this yellow polish. I'm in a yellow nail polish loving phase at the moment.

  • ESSENCE Colour & Go Nail Polish in 137 Wanna Be Your Sunshine
    My friend Carmen loves Essence polishes so I thought I'd give this a go + the name is practically perfect for me! hehe.

  • SINFUL COLORS Nail Polish in 300 Easy GoingFrom googling swatches of this colour it seemed like such a pretty neutral pink shade, so I can't wait to give this a go.

  • ESSIE Nail Polish in Mint Candy Apple
    I actually already bought this colour and was meant to choose Ballet Slippers.  I haven't opened it yet so fingers crossed that Priceline accepts a swap in store.

  • ESSIE All In One Nail VarnishI wanted to give this base coat a go. It's actually an all rounder but I'll keep it as a base coat so it doesn't get colour contaminated.

  • PRESTIGE Eye Liner in Black
    I haven't used this eyeliner since I was around 10 years old (yes I started with makeup at a young age) so I'm excited to see if it was as good as I remembered it to be.

  • PRESTIGE Lipstick in Romantic Red
    I was clearing up my make up drawers and discovered that whilst I have a ton of lipsticks, I don't actually own enough reds so this is a new addition my collection. I love the vintage-esque script on the lipstick barrel.

  • BOURJOIS PARIS Rouge Edition Lipstick in 13 Rouge Jet Set
    I have the 07 Fuchsia Graffiti lipstick, and I love it so I wanted to get it in red.

  • FACE OF AUSTRALIA Lip Quench Lipstick in Malibu Barbie
    This is definitely a Barbie pink / Nikki Minaj shade of lipstick. I haven't tried it yet but I'm loving the feel of the packaging and the fact that it's SPF 30+. I wish more shades weren't sold out online.

  • BEAUTY ESSENTIALS Makeup Remover Wipes
    These were less than $10.00 for a 3 pack of 25 wipes so it was totally great value for money. The wipes are hypoallergenic and alcohol free so I know my sensitive face is going to love these.

    What did you get from the recent 40% off cosmetics sale from Priceline? 



Confessions Of A Beauty Addict Tag


Hello friends, I thought  I'd do a 'Confessions Of A Beauty Addict Tag' today. This tag is the sames as the confessions of a beauty blogger tag. I first learned of this tag from the very lovely Natalie. I've combined questions from Emma's and Chel's blog. So without further ado here are the tag questions and my answers.

3 Beauty Things I suck at

  1. Hair styling.
    As far as hair styling goes, I can place my hair in a 'sock bun' and make a fierce pony tail  but anything beyond that I'll leave to the professionals 
  2. Sticking to a skin care regime. 
    The very reason why I love the Clinique 3 Step System. It's super easy and doesn't require much effort. I know I should be more diligent with applying all the lotions and potions I've bought but by the end of the day when I'm tired I want to spend less than 5 minutes on an evening routine.
  3. Applying blush.
    I'm attending a Chanel masterclass so I'll finally be able to perfect this fundamental skill! haha!

Qs & As

  • Why Did You Start Blogging & How Long Have You Been Blogging For?
    I wanted a space in the big www. to share what I know. I don't work in the beauty industry but my mum ran her own salon when I was younger so I've always been surrounded by beauty and cosmetics. It's always been a passion of mine and I wanted an outlet to express my interest.

  • What Makes Being A Beauty Blogger So Much Fun?Interacting with and learning from other beauty bloggers.

  • What Have You Learnt From Becoming A Beauty Blogger?
    I've learnt about new products and tried some things I wouldn't have ever considered.

  • Have You Changed Anything Since Being A Beauty Blogger?
    I've become a lot more adventurous in my selection of cosmetics. I used to only stick to certain brands but I'm so glad that through reading other blogs I've been introduced to so many new things!

  • What Advice Would You Give To A Beauty Blogger Just Starting Out?
    I guess I'm just starting out myself, but something I always think about before posting is asking myself "Why am I posting this?". Having a clear goal before posting really helps me. Also, stay true to yourself and the reason(s) on why you started blogging in the first place. Whatever motivated you to write is your own business, you don't ever have to justify yourself to other people as long as you're not hurting anyone and you enjoy what you do, keep doing it =)

  • What Do You Wear While Blogging?
    Most likely trackies or I'm in my PJs haha! It takes me a while to write a post so I enjoy being comfy.

  • Most Awkward Blogging Moment.
    I use blogger to upload my posts and I always press publish instead of save, so I end up publishing drafts sometimes haha.

  • Are You A Spender Or A Saver?
    Spender for sure. I always say I'm a marketers dream! I get sucked into campaigns even though I know what they're trying to do and all the marketing strategies they use to get customers. What can I say? I love shiny new things =)

    But having said that (^) I do still have my proud thrifty moments. There are things out there that you have to spend a bit more on if you want the results, but there are also things you can choose to save rather than splurge on. For example nail polish, I have $2 nail polishes that put my $20 OPI's to shame.

  • Who's your favourite blogger?
    There are sooooo many awesome bloggers out there but my favourite would have to be the Raeviewer. She's more of a youtube-guru but her blog is pretty awesome too. Her content is primarily luxury and designer brands, so If you're wondering about whether or not you should invest in that expensive makeup, chances are Rae's done an honest review on it on her blog.

TOP FIVES

What Are Your Top 5 Make-Up Must Haves
  1. Lancome Hynose Doll Eyes Mascara.
  2. YSL Le Touche Eclat Foundation
  3. Benefit  Boing Industrial Strength Concealer
  4. Christian Dior Pencil Eyeliner in Black
  5. Chanel Rouge Coco lipsticks.
Name Your Top Five Beauty Brands
  1. Christian Dior
  2. Chanel
  3. Lancome
  4. YSL
  5. Laura Mercier

What's One Quote That You Wish The World Could Live By?

Image from http://inspirationalpicturequotes.blogspot.com.au/2013/06/no-act-of-kindness-is-ever-wasted.html

I hope you enjoyed this post. Please do the tag as well and leave me a link of your post in the comments section so I can read your answer.

Also, I have a little giveaway running at the moment. Click here to enter. 



25 November 2013

Sunshine Yellow By Amuse Nail Lacquer. Photos and Review.

I first featured this polish here on the blog when I posted a Musical Notes Nail Design a couple of weeks ago. Sunshine Yellow by Amuse Nail Lacquer is a cheerful bright yellow shade that'll have you singing ♫ Sunshine lollipops and rainbows ...


The polish's brush made application easy because it was dense and not overly wide. The polish however is streaky and not self levelling. Opacity is also hard to achieve. I applied a white base coat and 6 light layers to achieve full opacity. Drying time is lengthy with full opacity but with a good fast dry top coat you can reduce drying time. Longevity for this polish isn't so good with the polish showing signs of peeling or chipping after 3 days.

The polish is packaged with 18ml of product. The unique distinction of the packaging  is the diamante ring line on the brush handle, however the bottle shape is pretty standard and similar to the OPI bottles. I received this product in a Lust Have It! box (not sure which one though) so unfortunately I'm not sure how much it retails for.

Would I re-purchase this? Honestly no. As much as I love the polish's vibrancy it's not a polish that I would be 100% happy with, only because multiple layers are needed for opacity. I can however recommend this polish for use in nail art designs.


What's your favourite vibrant nail polish? I'm still in search of a perfect yellow nail polish so if you have any suggestions please leave them in the comments section below.



This post was not sponsored.  All products mentioned were purchased with my own money. My reviews contain my  100% honest opinions . They are in no way intended to offend or malign any companies or groups. Please consult a healthcare professional if you are in doubt before using any of the aforementioned products. For further information on my disclosure and disclaimer policies please access the 'Terms and Conditions' tab on top. For enquiries please contact Sunshine via email: littlemissscb.inquire@hotmail.com 

24 November 2013

First Blog Giveaway. Win 2 Missha Nail Polishes

Hello my lovely friends. Today I have my very first ever blog giveaway.
So here's what you can win:


To enter:
  • You must be over 18 years old or have your parent's permission because I'll need an address to send the prize. (Your details will not be shared with a third party)
  • Follow @LittleMissSCB on Twitter
  • Follow @LittleMissSCB on Instagram
  • Leave a message in the comments section below saying you've followed me on those two social media platforms.
T's & Cs
  • Competition is opened to International readers.
  • The competition starts today (24th November 2013) and is opened for 1 week only. 
  • The winner will be announced here on the blog, on twitter & facebook on the 1st of December 2013, 8pm AEST.
  • The winner must email littlemissscb.inquire@hotmail.com by the 8th of December otherwise a new winner will be announced.
  • Entrants must adhere to the conditions of entry as listed above.
  • The winner will be selected using an online random selector. Results will be posted on the blog along with the winner announcement.
  • The prize will be sent via Australia Post registered mail. All care will be taken to ensure that the prize is well packaged, however I am not liable for loss or damage during transit.

Good luck! x

Quote of the week


22 November 2013

Get fabulous nails with Epic Nail nail foil kits

I love nail art but sometimes I'm deterred by it because it can be time consuming and often difficult to do. The Epic Nail Nail Foils Kit is the perfect solution to an easy and fast nail art design. Epic Nail has generously given me a nail foil kit to review. I chose the Essentials Nail Foil Kit because the 'All Laced Up' foil design really appealed to me.The kit contains 6 foil designs, 10 orange/cuticle sticks and nail foil glue. Applying these foil designs can get addictive because it’s so quick and easy to create gorgeous nails. Luckily the kit contains enough foils for over 60 manicures.
 
All Laced Up | Nail Foil
Application
Application is a breeze once you get the hang of it. Instructions are included in the packaging but if you’re more a visual kinda gal just do a quick YouTube search. The foils can be applied after a coloured manicure or on your bare nails. Just apply the opaque white foil glue (included) and allow it to dry clear before placing the nail foil on your nail, design side up. Press on the foil and rub the surface firmly. Use a cotton bud or the slanted end of an orange stick (included) to press out any air bubbles. Gently peel back the foil and voila! You have a fabulous nail design. Apply a clear top coat to seal the design, but don’t use a fast drying top coat because they can alter the foils design.
Nail Foil Application
The Result

My Tips
When I first tried applying these it ended up being a fail, not because of the products themselves, but because I was waaayyy too eager and 
didn't follow the instructions properly. Make sure that the glue dries clear, this takes about 1 – 2 minutes, before you put the nail foil on top.

If you find that after removing the foil, the design 
didn't completely transfer over on to your nails, don’t panic because fixing it up is a cinch! Just apply the design over the bare spot and repeat the surface rubbing procedure again.

The glue remains tacky for a while but if it does dry out and you still have some bare spots to fill, just apply a light layer of glue, wait for it to dry and repeat the process.

Pre-cut the foil strips to make application easier. I recommend approximately 3cm pieces.


Removal
Once you’re done with your design, removal is super easy with nail polish remover. Alternatively soak a cotton pad with acetone polish remover, place the cotton on your nail, wrap with a piece of aluminium foil, wait 10-15 minutes and your design should be cleaned right off.


The foil kits as well as other awesome goodies are available from www.epicnail.com.au.
The kits cost $73.98, but are currently on sale for only $36.99



The wonderful team at Epic Nail has alsokindly given me a special voucher code for my readers. Enter BLOGLITTLEMISS at check out to get free shipping on all orders over $30.00 (Valid until December 31, 2013). 

Have you tried nail foiling before? 


This post was not sponsored.  All products mentioned were sent to me for review consideration. My reviews contain my  100% honest opinions . They are in no way intended to offend or malign any companies or groups. Please consult a healthcare professional if you are in doubt before using any of the aforementioned products. For further information on my disclosure and disclaimer policies please access the 'Terms and Conditions' tab on top. For enquiries please contact Sunshine via email: littlemissscb.inquire@hotmail.com
 

Flashback Friday! Five Ol' Skool Tracks

Right In The Night | Jam & Spoon


Into The Groove | Madonna


I Touch Myself | Divinyls


Every Little Thing I Do | Soul For Real


The Brick Track Vs. Gitty Up | Salt 'n' Pepa ft. Rufus Blaq


What's your favourite Friday track?

20 November 2013

Milk & Co. Haul


When Vogue hosted the online shopping night last week, I took advantage of the great sales. Luckily for me, Milk & Co. had an awesome 50% off sale so I picked up a few items. I haven't tried anything from this brand before so I'm super excited to try these things out.

The items were wrapped in a parcel-like packaging with brown paper bag and white twine. Before I even opened the packaging I could smell the gorgeous and natural aromatic scent coming from these gorgeous products.

Milk & Co. is a company by Olympic swimming champion Michael Kim and his wife Lindy Klim and they offer natural products for the whole family. I bought 3 x beauty wipes, a body scrub and the nighty night room spray. I've only tried the room spray for now and it smells absolutely divine! I can't wait to test out the rest of these beauties.

Have you tried any Milk & Co. products?

This post was not sponsored. All products mentioned were purchased with my own money. My reviews are my 100% honest oppinions . They are in no way intended to offend or malign any companies or groups. Please consult a healthcare professional if you are in doubt before using any of the aforementioned products. For further information on my disclosure and disclaimer policies please access the 'Terms and Conditions' tab on top. For enquiries please contact Sunshine via email: littlemissscb.inquire@hotmail.com 

19 November 2013

NARS and MAC cult beauty favourites haul


 

Last week I finally caved and bought a few cult favourites that I've been eyeing for a while. I ended up buying the Orgasm blush from NARS, the Girl About Town lipstick and a brush cleaner both from MAC. I've been putting off buying these for awhile, but seeing as it was my birthday week I thought I'd spoil myself a little, I also had a $20.00 gift card and a double points offer from Myer so I thought I'd take advantage. I'll just post a quick intro about each item because I'm going to review them in depth.☺ 

NARS Orgasm Blush
As a self confessed make up addict I can't believe that I just got my very first NARS blush. There is a whole heap of hooplah around these blushes, in particular the Orgasm blush. With a name like that, this blush was going to get a lot of talk from the start but its not the name that made this blush a cult favourite. The shade, the formulation and wearabilty of this blush is close to perfection.

M.A.C. Brush Cleaner
This is super handy to have on your make-up shelf or table. Keeping your brushes clean is imperative and this product makes brush cleaning a breeze.

M.A.C. Girl About Town Lipstick 
The lipstick is creamy, comfortable and has super excellent longevity. I absolutely  pink lippies! I've been wanting this since I saw this image of Kim Kardashian:
Image from Google.com

I also got two foundation samples from NARS and MAC. I have a lot of good foundations already but if these ones work out, it can't hurt to add a couple more to my collection 

Have you tried any of these products? What's your favourite cult beauty product?

17 November 2013

Sunday listenin' for the exciting week ahead!

Over the weekend I've been multi-tasking a few things including reorganising my make up vanity and scheduling some posts for the week ahead.
Next week please be sure to check in for my first ever international give-away! 

To keep me motivated here are some of the tracks I've got on my play list.  






What song is your weekend tune? 

Quote of the week


13 November 2013

NOTD Musical Note Nails

As today is my birthday I thought it'd be fitting to incorporate two of my favourite things on my nails, music and the colour yellow. Here is my musical notes nail design.

Musical Notes Nail Art | Nail Polish: Sunshine Yellow by Amuse Nail Lacquer
Musical Notes Nail Art | Nail Polish: Sunshine Yellow by Amuse Nail Lacquer
Musical Notes Nail Art | Nail Polish: Sunshine Yellow by Amuse Nail Lacquer


What do you think of this design?
Sunshine 

11 November 2013

Movember Mustache Nails

This November you may have noticed a few mustaches sprouting on the faces of male friends and co-workers. While it could be a new look they're trying out, chances are the dudes in our lives are growing a mustache in support of Movember. For 30 days men become walking billboards in support of raising awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health. 

We ladies can do our bit to support this cause by donating online and also raising awareness. Growing a lady mustache isn't for me (hello weekly waxes!) so instead here's a cute and easy nail art solution. I bought mustache nail art stickers and nail art transfers to create this look. The base colour I used is Topless & Barefoot by Essie.

Movember Mustache Nails | Nail Polish: Topless & Barefoot
 To find out more about this great cause head on over to au.movember.com


This post was not sponsored. For further information on my disclosure and disclaimer policies please access the 'Terms and Conditions' tab on top. For enquiries please contact Sunshine via email: littlemissscb.inquire@hotmail.com 

My Halloween Makeup Look

Hi lovlies, I realise that Halloween has long passed but I wanted to show you what I used to create my 2013 look. If you follow me on Instagram (@LittleMissSCB) you would have seen my Abandoned Doll look. This look was inspired after I attended the Halloween Party hosted by The Australian College Broadway.

I started off the look by rolling up my hair in sponge curlers  and I felt very retro chic
I wanted to use a white face base but going Halloween makeup shopping at the last minute was not a smart idea because as expected, most of the Halloween themed makeup was all sold out. I used two foundations instead to create a porcelain-like base. Here is what it looked like:

"Abandoned Doll"
Halloween Look
By the time I was painting on the black cracks on my face I was admittedly very tired. This look took over an hour to do because I had to keep re-touching the base and fixing things up. I would have liked the cracks to be more intricate but by that time I just wanted to leave the house haha!

Here are the products that I used to create my look.

Halloween Makeup
I didn't get a picture of all the brushes I used but it was ALOT. My advice for creating themed makeup is to have a few flat-dense brushes because they seem to be the best for creating themed makeup looks. I would also suggest having a large glass of water and a straw (so your lip makeup isn't disturbed) to keep yourself hydrated because these types of looks could take a while to complete.

I hope you all had a very happy and safe Halloween. If you created Halloween makeup send me a link in the comments section below or tag me on Twitter and/or Instagram @LittleMissSCB, I'd love to see your makeup looks too xox.



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6 November 2013

The 2013 Halloween Party At The Australasian College Broadway

Last week I was very lucky to have been invited to attend the Halloween Party at the Australasian College in Broadway. The runway was decked out with Halloween themed decor and the cobwebs with spiders that hung from the ceilings created the perfect atmosphere for the show. The show's hosts were Dr Evil and his Mini Me. To start off the show Dr Evil led everyone to a group dance of the Time Warp.

Australasian College Broadway
The Halloween themed decor
The host "Dr Evil"
The event showcased the works of current students. Earlier on that day they were given a category at random and had to create a look based on that. The four categories were

  • The Freak Show
  • Creepers Of The Night
  • Evil Doll House
  • The Living Dead
All were amazing but my favourite was the Evil Doll House, there was something hauntingly beautiful about the looks created in this category. The amount of detail that came from all the looks in each category was nothing short of awe-inspiring. I have to admit that being around all that talent made me think about dropping everything and starting a makeup course haha! Everyone from the college was so lovely and it all looked really fun!

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This was the very first event I was invited to as a blogger and I met some very lovely people whilst I was there. As you know I'm a VERY shy person and I was inwardly freaking out but thankfully everyone there was so nice and friendly. I did get the chance to do a card swap with Theresa from theladida.com (My first card swap yay!) We were also given a very generous gift of a pamper voucher worth $300. The certificate is so pretty I almost don't want to hand it over
 
I'd like say a big THANK YOU to the Australasian College Broadway for a fun filled night. I can't wait to come back for my pamper session 

Image courtesy of Australasian College Broadway
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5 November 2013

Halloween Beauty Swap With Cotton Candy Diva

A few months ago the lovely Jasmine {Sweetaholic} hosted a Halloween themed beauty swap. Beauty swaps are a wonderful and fun way to make new blogging friends and try products you may not get for yourself. I was matched up with the very lovely Evelyn {CottonCandyDiva}. After filling up a quick questionnaire to better get to know each other and know what products we would prefer, Evelyn and I got busy on putting together our Halloween swap. I chose to theme my box a Glamourous Halloween. Check out what I got Evelyn here.

Evelyn and I decide to send out our packages 1 week before Halloween. When I received the package I was super excited! Evelyn wrapped up everything so well and placed all the products in a Halloween bag. She also included a personal note on a gorgeous personalised stationary (very shnazzy!). 
Evelyn wrapped everything up in orange and black and stuck super cute Halloween stickers on them. I absolutely ♥ the packaging. 


Halloween Beauty Swap 2013
Beautiful personalised stationary from Cotton Candy Diva
Halloween Beauty Swap: Too Cute Packaging!

Halloween Lollies
Evelyn got me so many cool things and she wrapped the goodies up so well I almost didn't want to open them up. She also got me these super cute skeleton lollies (photo above) that my God sister loved!
The Halloween cosmetic goodies from Evelyn
In the questionaire I filled out, I mentioned that Teal and Turquoise were my favourite colours and Evelyn was very thoughtful to have included these colours in the makeup she picked out for me. I didn't picture any swatches because (a) I was too excited playing with my new makeup and (b) I want to do some reviews of these and I'll include the product swatches then.

Here's a list of all the lovely things Evelyn got for me:
  • ELF Cream Eyeliner in Teal Tease
    I had actually had my eye on this for a while - Thanks Evelyn! 
  • Chi Chi Eyeliner in Caribean Queen
    A gorgeous and very beautifully pigmented teal liner.
  • Chi Chi Fab Five Eyeshadow in Wake Me Up Before You Go Go
    Not going to lie, I had a big grin and got all giddy when I saw this! It's pretty like a rainbow (could I be any more Asian than that? lol) and with a name like "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go" It was set from the start that I would be in love with this. I don't actually own any Chi Chi products so I loved that Evelyn got me the shadow palette and the eyeliner from the line.
  • Australis Colour Inject Lipstick in Gangsta Rap
    A lipstick very fitting for me in shade and in name haha!
  • Model Rock Lashes in Side Swept
    These lashes are ultra glam and dramatic so I might save these for a night out in Oxford Street.
  • Maybelline Color Show Nail Laquer in 420 Wine & Dined.
    A lovely plum/mulberry shimmer shade polish.
  • Essence Eyeshadow in Here I am & Shrimp Me Up
    Blue and Pink shimmer shadow which would work well as blending shades for smokey eyes.
  • Revlon Nail Stickers in 08 Python & Petals
    These nails stickers are super pretty and a design that I would get myself! I can't wait to use them.
  • Burt's Bees Honey Lip Balm
    I actually lost my one and wanted to get a replacement - Now I don't need to hehe.
    I have no idea where all my lip balms go, they must be in the same place as lost hair ties and bobby pins...
  • Diva Skull Earrings
    Cute for Halloween...and I forgot to wear them to the Halloween party I attended on the weekend Oh well...next year.

As you may know I like to keep cards/notes that are given to me so I stuck the stickers from the packaging on the card so they wouldn't go to waste and I could keep this lovely memento from Evelyn.


I'd like to say a big thanks to the very lovely and friendly Jasmine for organising the swap for all of us &  of course to my new blogging friend Evelyn for all the lovely goodies she got me. I absolutely loved everything and I loved that she carried the Halloween theme through the packaging. Check out her blog post on our swap here. ♥ ♥ ♥ 


Did you do the Halloween swap organised by Jasmine? I'd love to see what you got so please leave me a link in the comments section x.