Friday, December 2, 2016

Neko Box!

Hey there!

I was lucky enough to be one of the people to get the first box from Neko Box!  It's from Japan, and I was so excited to see what it was.  

The box has a very cute cat face stamped onto it.

Black tissue paper with a Neko Cat face sticker. 

Under the paper you get a note card telling you all about the box.  This one is Tokyo Brunch.  The card also lists what you get in the box, and the blue magazine has a list of amazing looking places to get a traditional Japanese brunch in Tokyo.

Under the paper is the goodies!  
Bowl for food, smaller dish for a dipping sauce, a cup for tea and chopsticks.

I threw together some Teriyaki noodles and some Orange infused tea.  How amazing does that set look!  

Once again, thank you, Neko Box, for letting me be one of the people to celebrate your launch box.

Check them out on Facebook and Instagram!

Box sent for review.  All opinions are my own.

Monday, October 3, 2016

LHI August Birthday box!!

I've been very late with this box.  
My month filled up so quickly!

This is the Lust Have It August Beauty Box, and unfortunately it is also the last in the affiliate program.  

This flatlay will just NOT rotate, no matter what I do with it.

It's their birthday!

The Cosmetic Kitchen Raw Cacao Bath Salts
Full Size: $24.95

I've had these before and they are pretty awesome.  If you have the face mask and the foot mask, make them both up and while those do their magic, run your bath.  By the time the masks are ready to wash off, you can soak in even MORE chocolate!

OFRA Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick - Mocha
Full Size: $27

Try saying that 10 times fast!

It's a moisturing lipstick with a matt finish.  It's not gonna hold through eating or drinking though.  Make sure that you are able to apply it throughout the day if you're going out for a lunch or dinner date.

Manna Kadar Radiance split pan bronzer and highlight
Full Size: $28

It is very sparkly!  I'm not a huge contourer, so I will probably use this as an eyeshadow duo.  

GOSH Mineral Pigments - Pink Melon
Full Size: $14

This is an interesting pigment.  It looks pink in the jar, and pink on the skin, but it has a very orange flash.
It is very sheer though.  I need to experiment with using this wet.

This is what I mean by pink and orange... it has a pink/orange thing going for it.  

Baimeni Eye & Face Serum.
Full Size: $42 (30ml).  Sample: $3.57 (3ml)

This was listed as being a full size item on the info sheet, with a value of $25, so I have NO idea what actually happened between the info card being printed and the box being shipped.  I'm not really sure what it is, or how to use it.  It's not a hell of a lot of oil - even the body shop oil of life is twice the size, and that's only 7ml.  

There was meant to be bonus "affiliate" gift, but it was missed out.  I kinda wish that it was there!

Cost of the Box: $19.95 AU
Value of this box: $97.52.

It claimed to be "OVER $100 value" but mine just falls short.  I'm not unhappy with it.  

Click on the image to get your first box $10 off.  It's pretty good value!

I had a lot of fun with this affiliate program and got to experience a tonne of new products that I would of never seen before!

Thanks so much for letting me be part of it for the last 2 years!

Box provided for review by Lust Have It.  All opinions are my own.

Thursday, August 25, 2016


I love getting boxes like this one - a full face of makeup!

Lets start with the face.  Because it's actually not too bad looking!

Eyeshadow, mascara, blush and lipstick all came from this bag.  The base was a Za powder.

The brush on the mascara was a little hard for me to work with personally, so it went on the lash line, and I tried to hide it with a smudge of the darker purple from the eyeshadow duo.  Didn't really work.

I like the blue mascara though!

(Gosh my nose looks huge in these photos!)

Onto the products!

GOSH Matt Duo Eyeshadow - 008 Dusty Purple
Full Size: $14.99

It's a pretty duo.  It's a little chalky but the colour payoff is ok.  I haven't tried it wet, but it might improve the colour intensity.

MPrincess Mineral Blush - Peach Fuzz
Full Size: $15.45 (1.2g)

Orange blush?  Shimmery orange blush?!

It's not too bad!

The shimmer acts as a nice highlight, and the orange actually blends out quite nicely to a pinkish finish.    On my hand I have it blended out (on the left) and applied roughly with my finger (on the right).

If you threw it over a base, it would make a great eyeshadow.

Teeez Cosmetics Desert Metals Mascara - Sapphire Nights
Full Size: $32.50

I've never used a coloured mascara before, so this intrigued me.  It's dark enough that I can totally get away with wearing it on a normal day-to-day basis.  It would look amazing with they grey-blue eyeliner from the previous box.

Jelly Pong Pong Lip Blush - Marshmellow Pink
Full Size: $15

A cool leaning blue-based pink.  Not really my colour - I think it looks a little too barbie on me.
It claims to be a stain, but it doesn't stain nearly as much as the other JPP lip blush that I got a while back.

I think if I was to sheer it out a little, or wear something darker mixed with it, I could pull it off a little better.

Essenzza Face Mask
Full Size: $4.99

This brand is amazing.  I love their wipes, I love their masks, and this one has a mask pattern printed on it, so you don't look quite as weird sitting there with a sheet of paper on your face.  

I tend to collect these up and save them for pamper nights with the girls, or the day after a big night out.

Total cost for the box: $19.95 Australian money.
Total value of this box: $82.93.

Considering I'll use every product, this is a great box.

You want in on this?  Click the banner below to get one for yourself with a discount!

Box was provided for review by Lust Have It.  All opinions are my own.  Cheers!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Handbag from StyleWe - Product Review

The lovely Lemon from StyleWe sent me a handbag to review!

I selected the basic style I wanted, and left it to be a mystery.  


It's a pale purple cross body bag with gold toned clasps and buckles.  

Loving the stitch texture on the top of the bag.

It's big enough for two cans of soft drink.

And fits my cellphone, work shirt and small essentials.

It also fits my cellphone, battery bank and a few other bits and bobs.

Whats in my bag?  Phone (Samsung Note 1), Battery Pack (Apacer 11000mah), hairbrush, The Body Shop Mango hand cream, flash drive, Great Barrier Island Bee Co. Manuka Honey lip balm, Blamtastic Balm, hairties, headphones and keys.

Lots of space for such a tiny bag.  I can fit quite a bit into it!

It was pretty awesome to get this bag in the mail, and I love being able to test and review these kinda things.  

It makes a perfect going out bag - everyone has black bags and you can get them lost in the dark, at least with the bright colour you can see it!  

Thanks again, StyleWe, for giving me the chance to review one of your bags!

DISCLAIMER:  Bag was provided for review by StyleWe.  All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Lust Have It June


I look forward to my Lust Have It box every month.

It arrived at my parents PO Box, so I went down to obtain it, and I was hoping that it would contain some makeup items so I could give my mother a mini Birthday makeover.

Lets get into it!

Not quite makeup... but maybe there is something awesome in here.

Paulas Choice Intensive Wrinkle Repair Serum.
Sample Size: 7ml.

This is a repeat!  It's my "mystery item" from the LHI team.  Because it was a mystery item, I have no pricing on this one, but it is the same that I've had before.

Sasy N Savy Revive Bath N Shower Gel
Full Size: $35 (250ml).  Sample size: $4.20 (30ml).

It smells soooo good.  It smells like something you'd use as part of a pedicure - I guess the peppermint just screams feet, as opposed to body.

Neutrogena Deep Clean
Full Size: $12.99 (125ml).  Sample size: $1.55 (15ml)

I've used this before.  It's a decent product and I've gone back to it again and again, when I'm not trialing something else.

Everyone needs a good gentle scrub in their life, and this one is pretty good.

Neutrogena Cleansing Towelettes
Full Size: $12.99.  Sample: Estimated $3.64 (7 towels)

Another staple from Neutrogena.  These are great for taking on holiday - small, portable and very useful!

Edgy Tempting Cosmetics Eye Liner - Blue Grey.
Full Size: $15

This is gorgeous colour.  I don't have anything like it already.  It matches my eyes so well.

The formula is a little dry, but it's workable.

June box cost: $19.99
June box value: $24.39 (disregarding the Paula's Choice).

Give Lust Have It a chance and get your own box!  Click the image!

I wasn't overly happy with the box this month.  Only 1 full sized item and the value of the box is barely worth the cost of the box + postage.  I guess it varies per person depending on what the bonus item is.

If this was someone's first box, I'm not sure I would continue the subscription, but because this is NOT my first box, I know that there are, and have been, better ones.

All opinions are my own. Lust Have It supplies me a box every month as part of their affiliate program.  All opinions are my own.

Monday, July 11, 2016

200th post!

200 Posts!  Such a milestone for this little part of my world.

Ollie Says "Sup!"

What's coming up?

** I'm gonna run a competition on OlliePop and Luci when I hit 300 likes.
** I've got cosplays underway, which I will post up here when they're done.
** MORE NAIL POLISH!!  I have a couple of Polish Parties in the making.
** Some new stuff to review, to test, to play with.

Thanks for being a part of this crazy experience!