Thursday, 23 June 2016

RImmel Volume Colourist Mascara

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I don't think it needs to be said that I am a big Rimmel fan. Alright, a HUGE Rimmel fan! I was really excited to hear about this new offering because it's something quite unique. I'm pretty lucky that I have nice lashes to start with but everyone can use a little help, right?

This looks pretty much like any other mascara you might come across in Priceline (or Walgreens, Boots, Superdrug etc). It has a really nice tapered brush, making it easy to get right into the corner lashes and fully coat the bottom lashes too. The formula is quite wet but applied nicely. It doesn't give a huge amount of volume but looks good for everyday makeup.
The big selling point for this mascara is that it actually tints your lashes! I thought this was a pretty unique feature as I hadn't heard of anything similar before. I was pretty skeptical, especially as my lashes are black anyway. I decided to give it a go and wear just this mascara for two weeks to see if the claims were true. By the end of the two weeks, I was blown away. The very light tips of my lashes were definitely darker and even without any mascara, my lashes looked amazing. 

The only downside I found was that this mascara is quite easy to smudge. I almost never have problems with smudging, so I was quite surprised to find how easily I moved this around. Hello, panda eyes! 

Dani the Girl XO gives the Rimmel Wonder'full Volume Colourist Mascara:
Have you tried this tinting mascara yet?

Dani XO

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Keeping Summer Alive

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Winter isn't coming, Lord Stark. Winter is well and truly here! Not that I don't love hot chocolates, snuggles and big, fluffy jumpers, but I mean...summer! Here are a few of the products I've been using to keep that summer feeling alive. 

This is a dry oil meaning that it absorbs quickly and doesn't leave any oily residue. It looks great over the top of a tan but it also adds a beautiful but subtle golden shimmer on its own. Even just adding a drop to your normal moisturiser makes you look like you've been on the beach all day instead of snuggled up on the couch binge watching the new season of Orange is the New Black.   

2. Palmer's Cocoa Butter Rapid Spray in Natural Bronze ($13.99)

I've written about this one before and it's still a firm favourite. It's quick and easy to use and doubles as both a gradual tanner and a moisturiser. The tan it gives you is subtle and not orangey at all and it also has the classi Palmer's scent which makes everyone think of warm, tropical beaches. 

3. Biosilk Beach Texture Spray ($24.99)

It's so hard to find a texturising spray that isn't too heavy (for those of us with fine hair) and doesn't make your hair sticky. The Biosilk version is lightweight, smells amazing and gives a gorgeous, beachy bed-head look with absolutely minimal effort. 

4. Thin Lizzy 6-in-1 Professional Powder ($49.95 for kit)

Everyone automatically thinks of "those" infomercials when they think of Thin Lizzy but the 6-in-1 powder is possibly my HG bronzer. I use it for both contouring and bronzing and occasionally as an eyeshadow and it's amazing for all of them. It comes in two shades and in my opinion, it's the perfect bronzer, summer or winter!

What are your favourite summer products?

Dani XO

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Simple, Everyday Makeup

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Most ladies know the struggle of trying that is get ready in the morning with minimal time and effort. I've managed to get my morning routine down to a fine art. Even though I do occasionally switch things up and try new products, I've put together a few products that are pretty much fail-safe.

A fool-proof way to prime! Simply open, wind up, swipe over your face and use your fingers to blend.

Whether you only want a light base or whether you want something more robust under your BB cream or foundation, this tinted moisturiser covers imperfections and gives a healthy glow. Maximum results with minimum effort.

For a BB cream, this gives amazing coverage and lasts all day. It's specially designed for oily to combination skin. It's my favourite drugstore BB cream, you don't even need a brush to apply it, although I do prefer to use one. 

Not only does this keep your skin fresh and matte all day, it also adds just enough extra coverage. It's a mineral based powder that's excellent for anyone who suffers from breakouts.

Thin Lizzy 6-in-1 Powder ($49.95 for kit)

The perfect multi-tasker, this powder can be used for everything from contouring to eyeshadow to bronzing. Saves time and saves having to use different products! 

Another excellent multi-tasker, this palette contains a blush, bronzer and highlighter AND you can also use the colours for eyeshadows if you're in a rush. 

Big lashes in one swipe with the least amount of effort possible. 

Creamy pencil on one end to outline and define, powder in a foam dispensed on the other to fill in. The easiest, quickest way to get great eyebrows, fast!

This gel is tinted and contains tiny fibres to help plump out your brows. One quick swipe of this is all you need to fill in and keep your brows in place all day.

What are your everyday favourites?

Dani XO


Sunday, 5 June 2016

BioSilk - The Power of Silk

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BioSilk is a US hair care brand that has recently landed in Australia. If you couldn't guess from the name, all of the products in the BioSilk range are infused with silk which contains amino acids to keep hair soft, strong and shiny. Here are four of my favourites from the range:

I do love my Batiste but this dry shampoo is the nicest smelling one I've ever come across! It doesn't have a white colour to it either which means you don't have to work so hard at brushing it out and blending it in.

I've pretty much abandoned traditional conditioner because I can't seem to find one that doesn't make my hair immediately greasy. This is my current favourite hair product and the solution to my conditioner woes. It smells amazing and adds just enough moisture, all in a handy spray form!

Since my transition to shorter hair, texturising sprays have been a constant companion. This one is one of few I've found that give really nice texture without leaving hair feeling sticky or dry. Pretty much a must-have for anyone with short hair.

This is perfect for anyone with dry, damaged hair that's also fine or gets oily easily. Because the formula is so light weight and absorbs so easily, it won't weigh down fine hair or make hair too oily. I've also started using this as an overnight treatment and then washing it all out in the morning to leave me with amazing soft and shiny hair.

Although the BioSilk range is a little pricier than other drugstore brands, I think the products are well worth the price. 
Have you tried anything from the BioSilk range?

Dani XO 

Products in this post were provided as PR samples but, as always, my opinion is my own.

Thursday, 2 June 2016

NEW! Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette

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Australian beauties were hanging out for the release of the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette, which came out on the 24th of May. I personally decided to invest long before the palette was actually released, and I'm so glad I did! Not only is the packaging unique, the palette smells delicious and the colours are simply stunning.

Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette ($72.00)
If you were hoping to get your hands on the palette now, you'll be disappointed! The palette sold out almost immediately BUT there have been whispers that it might come back in stock closer to Christmas. The palette contains 18 beautiful, peach-inspired shades. Unlike the previous Chocolate Bar palettes, Sweet Peach has done away with the two oversized pans and moved to 18 equal sized shades.
The palette does have a very strong peach/lolly type scent (I personally quite like it) that is strong when you open the palette but doesn't linger. Stand out shades for me would have to be Candied Peach and Bellini, both are stunners! The two most disappointing shades are the purples, Delectable and Talk Derby to Me, which have pretty poor colour payoff. Apart from those two, I think the rest of the shades are creamy and wear beautifully.
I also like that Too Faced included some nice, earthy tones in this palette too. I feel like it makes the overall palette a lot more wearable.

Dani the Girl XO gives the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette:
Did you invest in the Sweet Peach Palette?

Dani XO

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