Urban Decay Blackmail Lipstick Palette: Review and Swatches (Darker skin)

Haii,

A while back (around mid-year), Mecca Maxima started stocking the Urban Decay Vice lipstick and liner range. It features 100 colours in a range of finishes and are $28 each – a great price for top notch lipsticks. Now, for Christmas, Urban Decay have come out with lipstick palettes featuring 12 shades of the Vice range. Urban Decay released 2 – Blackmail (available from Mecca and the one I have today) and Junkie (available from Sephora US).

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NYX Strobe of Genius illuminating palette: Review and Swatches (Darker Skin)

Guess what I haaaaaave?! The NEW (to Australia) NYX Strobe of Genius (like stroke of genius – ha ha) illuminating palette! I posted a photo on Instagram and some swatches on Snapchat and you guys were super intrigued so here is a review with swatches and the works.

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The Parcel by Marie Claire: Spring Edit 

YASSS! My Spring edition of The Parcel has arrived! To be honest, as I have an annual subscription (paid for up front), I totally forgot that it was coming! What a pleasant surprise!!

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The Wooden Watch: ft. JORD Watches & Competition Details

Hey frands!

So today’s blog post is a little different to the usual – it’s about watches. Just a simple timepiece can lift your overall look and give it an extra oomf. Over the past few years, watches have become a popular accessory, either as a statement piece or an accompaniment. I own a range of watches – both leather and metal – but have never seen let alone owned a wooden one. So, I was super excited to see what the Jord wooden watches were like!

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Maybelline: Top 5 Faves

Haiii,

So Maybelline is 50% off at Priceline (Australian Drug Store) and I’ve been meaning to do this post for a while so I thought now would be the perfect timing!

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3INA Haul

Hey guys!

I’m back with a 3INA (pronounced “mina”) haul! This brand is new to Aus and has been popping up in their own stores all over the place. I took a stroll around their perfectly colour-coordinated store the other day and picked up a few things that I thought you guys would be interested in!
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ABOUT 3INA
Firstly, I want to talk about the brand and the stores themselves. 3INA is all about “freedom of expression” and stocks amazingly bright coloured mascara, polish and lipstick. All their products are under AUD$30 and are cruelty free. Most are vegan, with only the lipsticks containing beeswax.

3INA aren’t available in any other store other than their own stand-alone stores. These stores are completely white and all the products are broken up into categories – eyeshadows, blush, foundation etc, and then broken up once again according to colour. It is so, so satisfying to walk in and see everything so organised. It also makes it easier to shop. If one lipstick colour doesn’t work for you, it’s easier to find a shade lighter or darker. The atmosphere in there is great to shop in as well. I went in with friends who are very un-makeup-y and even they mentioned how much they enjoyed the space. There is no loud, pumping music like in Sephora or butt loads of people like in Mecca. Also, the prices are so reasonable!

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Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipsticks

Hiya friends!

Today’s post is in conjunction with a swatch video on my youtube channel which you can watch here: https://youtu.be/GIirp2bChBQ
Swatch video on my instagram!: https://www.instagram.com/p/BIXEGVuDWOI/?taken-by=bymeneka

So there are 8 colours in the range (in Australia) with each priced at RRP AUD $17.95. They have already started popping up in supermarkets and will be rolling out into Priceline and other chemists soon/ should already be there!
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