Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Favorite Looks from the 2012 Oscars

Every year, the celebrity and fashion world goes gaga over award shows occurring in America, with the Oscars being one of the most popular. Now I didn't watch it myself, but I've looked over the winners, as well as looked over some pictures, and I've chosen some of my favorite looks and outfits worn by the stars to the award show and after parties.

Monday, 27 February 2012

Holy Grail of The Week: Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Illuminating Concealer (Mini Review)

So this may be a little cliche, as this baby has been making away around the beauty blogging community for a while, but one of my recent, new loves has been the Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Illuminating Concealer. 

Holy Fail of the Week: OPI's Black Cherry Chutney

So this week, after having a bit of rough time, I decided I needed some therapy - so of course I decided to do my nails! I had a bit of a look through my collection, and finally settled on a colour my mum had given me. A colour that looked super pretty in the bottle and I was excited to put on, OPI's Black Cherry Chutney.

Friday, 24 February 2012

What's In My Manicure Kit

So first of all, I greatly apologize for my lack of posting this week! I've been working heaps this week so  so I haven't been able to post as much as I want, which is suuuuuuuuuuuper frustrating. But I've tried.
Anyway, onto this post. I was trying to think about a simple post (reviews take ages, and I'm sorry I haven't done one in a while) whilst I was doing my nails, and ahead of my lay the tools that I often could not live without, so I thought I'd share it all with you.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Holy Grail of The Week: Lush Fresh Face Mask in Cupcake

So keeping with the skincare theme, my Holy Grail product for this week has to be the Lush Fresh Face Mask in Cupcake. I've spoken about this mask before, and it is definitely (as mentioned in my Seven Sins of Beauty tag) one of my most delicious, and most favorite, beauty products.

Friday, 17 February 2012

Holy Fail of The Week: Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Cleanser

So here it is: The first post in my new weekly series of Holy Grail's and Fail's of the week(s). Considering how you probably haven't seen my opinion of these products before, these posts. will not only have my opinion but a mini review.

Now, onto the first failed product - the Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Cleanser.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

New Beauty Series on Makeup and Me

So a little while ago, I asked you all what you wanted from a beauty blog, and I was really grateful to all the people who responded! Many of the people who responded said they liked seeing beauty product reviews and fails, so it got me thinking of a new series that I could do every week, to showcase what products I am loving and what I am hating. I am calling it The Holy Grail/Holy Fail of the Week.

It's pretty self explanitory, but each week I will be doing two specific posts: One product I have been loving that week, and one that I have been disappointed with. That way, I'm going to be a bit more regular with blogging and you all get to see some of my collection and experiences.

If you've seen anything on my blog you'd like me to review,  just let me know!
Love Gianna

Monday, 13 February 2012

Tag: 7 Deadly Sins of Beauty

So a tag that I've been seeing floating around lately is the 7 Deadly Sins of Beauty, and it looked like a bit of fun, so I figured I'd give it a go.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Review: Maybelline DreamMatte Powder

For ultra fine, natural, matte perfection

So I caved - I bought the Maybelline Dream Matte Powder. This is a cult favorite on youtube, with many of my favorite bloggers claiming to love this as a setting powder. Unfortunately, in Australia, we only have two shades available, but I picked one up which seemed to be a close match, and dove in from there.

Monday, 6 February 2012

Haul: Thai Tales Giveaway

I have never won anything in my life - I've always been one of those people who came in second best or overlooked, which as you can imagine, would be slightly frustrating. Since I've started blogging however, I've won two giveaways from two amazing Aussie bloggers, each for their 100 follower giveaway!

Last week, I got an email from one of my favorite Aussie bloggers, Amanda, saying that I had won third place in her giveaway, which was a Sportsgirl bronzer, but little did I know she would be so much more generous!

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Review: Maybelline Limited Edition Baby Lips in Protecting Berry

I've never used a BabyLips before, but these little Maybelline lip balms have quite a bit of support within the beauty community. I've been tossing up whether or not to get one, and when I noticed this eye-catching packaging, I thought it was time to finally take the plunge.

Friday, 3 February 2012

What do you beauty readers want from a blog?

Hello my lovelies, I have a problem - I'm stuck.

I have a beauty blog that I absolutely love, and I have products to review which I'm sure you've read numerous posts on, so I'm putting out a question to you all:

What do YOU all want to read?

Are there products you've seen on my blog you want reviews on, tags you want me to do, or anything else you'd like to read, such as guess blog posts or collaborations?

I'm really just interested in making my blog more enjoyable to you all, so any feedback would be highly appreciated!

Oh, and when I get to 100 followers, I'll be having a blog giveaway, so keep your eyes peeled for that.

Thanks for all the support my dears! I love you all.
love Gianna

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Review: The Speck-Tacular Australis Crystal Colour Top Coat

The Australis Special Nail Effects Crystal Colour Top Coat is a holographic light reflecting foil top coat that adds a new glitter dimension when applied on top of a base nail colour. 
It is a nail transformer bringing out the bery best in ever nail colour! Works best over a black nail colour.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

2 Makeup Brushes I Can't Believe I Ever Lived Without..

Towards the end of last year, the US went crazy over something called 'Black Friday' - a day, much resembling Boxing Day, is full of immense and intense sales. Sigma, an amazing makeup brush company, had an incentive of free world wide shipping, and considering how cheap the prices of such famed brushes,  the only thing that had been stopping me was the shipping cost, so this was the day I decided to buy a few brushes. I ended up picking up 3, and when you spend over $30, you get a free gift.