Sunday, December 29, 2013

If its on the internet...

It has to work, right?

As I was cleaning (aka moving one lot of mess to another part of the room) I found my old lazer pointer, and I remembered reading this: : How to make a macro lens from a lazer pointer!

Well, I gave it a try - how hard could it be?

Pretty damn easy.

All photos taken at 5mp on my samsumg duos using the lens from the lazer.

Before Macro

After Macro

Before Macro

 After Macro

Before Macro

 After Macro

I took some polish and glitter shots... I'm impressed.

Revlon Stunning over LA Girl Rockstar

LA Girl Rockstar

OPI The Impossible

Creeper Glitter Mix

Baby Boy Glitter Mix

Enderman Glitter Mix

Heavy Metal Glitter Mix

Tower Of Pimps Glitter

Creeper Mix with pigments

Just for sizing:  Each of those squares is about 1mm square.  

I think I might be taking more macro shots!

Monday, December 2, 2013

November Goodie Box!

It still counts as November if it comes on the 2nd of Dec, right?

Under the typical pink outer...

Is the brown box of goodies.

Pretty card with mason jar lights.

And a gorgeous variety of goods!

Onto the products!

QVS Glamour Lashes.
Full Size $13.

I've always wanted to have lush, full lashes.  I got extensions in April using a voucher and I ended up pulling them off after a couple weeks.

At least these I can reuse!

Veet Suprem Essence Hair Removal Cream.
Full Size $14 (90ml).  

Bikini and underarm... I wonder if I could use it on my legs.  Time for testing!  I'm looking forward to pretty smelling hair free-ness.

Full Size $14.50 (8 capsules).  Sample: $7.25 (4 capsules).

Tested on Australians.  LOL!  I guess they'd know if it was good or not!  I don't have as many late nights as I used to, but I'm sure these will come in handy.

Veet Wax Strips.
Full Size $17 (20 strips).  Sample: $6.80 (8 strips).

More Veet!  These are wax strips - my legs are a little too big for strips most of the time, but I'll try them all the same.  If they don't work, I'll hit them with the cream.

Hard Candy Painted Lady Lipcolour.
Full Size $18 (3.6g).

This is a pretty colour.  Hard Candy makes some awesome polishes but I'd never tried their cosmetics.  The tube is gorgeous, the colour is perfect, the application is smooth - even though my lips are very much not.

Burt's Bees Res-Q Ointment.
Full Size $14 (15g)

Burt's Bees is one of those products where everyone raves about them, but quite often the products are way out of my price range.  I would LOVE to try their cuticle balm.  This stuff will be fantastic in summer when the mozzies start biting.

Aveeno Daily Moisturiser.
Full Size $19.99 (354ml).  Sample: $1.63 (29ml).

I'm pretty sure I've had stuff from Aveeno before.  I honestly can't remember - I'll have to go back through the blog and figure it out.  

I cannot tell you how many moisturisers I have in my stash.  I'll have to add this to the rotation.

Total value for the box this month is $74.68.  Thats pretty decent.

I'm still loving Goodiebox.  I wish they would put the supplier details on the card with the rest of the info - I'd love to pick up more Hard Candy stuff!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Sample Bar Box: November

I'm slack, I know.

I did a video version for this one, and I'm having issues uploading it to youtube.

Once its up, I'll link it below.

Enjoy :)  

I've, um... lost the product list.

Samplebar is good, and its been better, but I'm still sticking in there!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Maybe it's Maybelline?

Snatch A Deal box arrived.

You have no idea how excited it was to see it come in the mail.

So... Many... Pretties...

Growth gel, strength gel and a treatment.  I'm doing everything I can to make these puppies grow!  They keep breaking on me.

Blues and greens






More pinks


First set of swatches are in number order from smallest to largest.

Ballerina is missing?  There is a story to that.  

After opening them all I transferred them gently into my laundry basket of clean clothing - where I promptly lost it into my clothes.
It has been found and will be swatched.  It is a less pink toned version of Icing Sugar.