Swisse Manuka Honey Detoxifying Face Mask Review | For Combination Skin!

If you missed the hype about the Swisse Manuka Honey Mask, let me bring you up to date. This is one natural skincare product you must try!

I can never say no to a bargain, so when I found the Swisse Manuka Honey Detoxifying Facial Mask on sale at The Chemist Wharehouse for $9, I had to pick it up.

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NYX Total Control Drop Foundation Review

During a routine Priceline shop, I came across the NYX Total Control Drop Foundation for $24.95. The sleek yet simple packaging was intriguing enough for me to pop it straight in my basket. 

I’ll be honest I’m not a huge foundation girl, I would much rather pop on some concealer and head out the door but there was something about the NYX Total Control Drop Foundation that caught my eye.

I liked the idea of a using a dropper to apply the foundation. I colour matched myself with the shade ‘light claire’ which has a yellow undertone to match my skin tone.

The NYX Total Control Drop Foundation claims to give you total control with the dropper. It says to drop 2+ drops for a light coverage, 3+ for medium coverage and 4+ for full coverage.

It claims that you can “fine-tune this velvety, matte foundation with the included dropper. Simply adjust the number of drops until you create the look you’re feelin’ today. Want more coverage? Add more drops! Buff expertly using the Total Control Drop Foundation Brush for a seriously smooth finish.”

The NYX Total Control Drop Foundation Brush 

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The NYX foundation comes with a makeup brush with an indentation to drop the foundation into. The hole in the brush is designed to hold the foundation while you buff it into the skin. However, after watching review I decided not to spend my dollars on the brush because people have said it seems to eat the product.

I decided to test the foundation to see what MAKEUP tool applies it best, the real techniques expert face brush vs a damp beauty blender.

NYX Total Control Drop Foundation Packaging

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I am all about simplicity – so the sleek and simple design was definitely a packaging tick from me. I like the glass bottle and the sleek black writing and dropper. However, the bottle is quite small and because the product is watery, it is quite messy.

Pros of the NYX Total Control Drop Foundation

  • Extended shade range for every undertone and complexion.
  • Easily blendable and easy application.
  • Love the texture and semi-matte finish.
  • Doesn’t accentuate pores or cause breakouts.
  • Sheer to full coverage, depending on how much product you use.
  • Fragrance-free formula!
  • Suitable for normal, oily and combination skin types.
  • Natural-looking foundation and lightweight on the skin.

Cons of the NYX Total Control Drop Foundation

  • The bottle gets messy because the product has a watery consistency.
  • No SPF included!
  • Expensive – you only get 13ml for $24.95 for a drugstore brand.
  • Instructions are not accurate – 2+ drops are not enough to cover entire face (especially with a brush).

Would I repurchase the NYX Total Control Drop Foundation? 

Yes, I am loving this foundation for everyday use because it is light yet buildable depending on my coverage needs. It is a versatile product because you can use it as a foundation, I use a few drops as a concealer or as custom drops to make other foundations lighter or darker.

Brooke xo

End of Winter Empties and Product Reviews

I have a confession, I am a hoarder. After I finish a product I keep it in a little box in my office to review for a Youtube empties video. 

Whilst that’s all good and well, there no better feeling than finally throwing away that empty bottle so, here is my end of winter empty products. I tell you whether I will be repurchasing the product and why.

The Clinique Clarifying Lotion

I use The Clinique Clarifying Lotion as a toner, I picked this one up because it is alcohol-free which is a lot more gentle on the skin. It’s hard to tell how much of a difference a toner makes because you use products before and after a toner.

This toner did not irritate my skin and was also calming on my sensitive skin so, I would repurchase.  Continue reading “End of Winter Empties and Product Reviews”

Clarisonic Mia 2 Review | Worth It?

I’ve struggled with my skin since a teen. One thing no one tells you as a teen is that, unfortunately, your skin doesn’t magically clear up when you hit your twenties or even your thirties! 

I decided that if there was one thing I was going to invest my money into, it was skincare. So I purchased the Clarisonic Mia 2 a couple of years ago because I’m always on the lookout for something that will help improve my skin. Was it worth it?

How the Clarisonic works

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Eyebrow Routine For Thick Eyebrows + Benefit Goof Proof First Impressions

Having full eyebrows has been a blessing since they have become quite popular in recent years. I often get people asking ‘how do I get my brows looking so thick?’ So I thought I would film my eyebrow routine.  

Here is my eyebrow routine, as well as a review and my first impressions on the Benefit goof proof brow pencil.

Whilst my eyebrow routine doesn’t take long, I wouldn’t say this is a super quick and easy routine when using a pencil. I consider quick and easy to be a quick slick of tinted brow gel through my brows before running out the door.

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This eyebrow pencil tutorial shows you step by step how I draw out my brows to achieve thick yet natural looking eyebrows.

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Huge Morphe Haul | They Sent Me The Wrong Thing?

Since collaborating with Jaclyn Hill, MannyMUA and a range of other beauty influencers, Morphe has become the company on everyone’s lips. There’s been good and bad speculation about Morphe, so I decided to try them out for myself. 

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I purchased 5 Morphe brushes, a corrector wheel and the infamous 350 palette, to try out for myself (despite shipping to Australia being near $30!).

Watch my video or keep reading for more information on the products I bought and my first impressions.

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MODELS PREFER Rainbow Highlighter & Unicorn Brushes! Review & Swatches

Rainbows and Unicorns and Models Prefer, Oh My! Ignoring my terrible Wizard of Oz reference, how magical are the new Models Prefer Unicorn Brushes and Rainbow Highlighter?

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We all love a good highlight so if you haven’t seen the new Models Prefer Rainbow Highlighter and Unicorn Brushes, I have an exciting unboxing and first impressions video for you.

I was so excited when I first saw them in the Priceline catalogue. I went into Priceline the very next day to purchase these little beauties.

I filmed my first impressions of these products, with swatches included. You can watch it below!

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The Pros and Cons of Eyelash Extensions | Australian vs Japanese Lashes

Eyelash extensions are one of the quickest ways to achieve everyday effortless glamour. However, getting eyelash extensions also means having glue and tweezers on your eyes which, can be extremely daunting. 

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In my Youtube video I talk about the good, the bad and the ugly (or in this case beautiful!) of eyelash extensions. Determining whether or not you should invest your money into eyelash extensions.

Click below to watch or continue reading my review below and enjoy!

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