Thursday, 20 November 2014

Run, Don't Walk! (Unichem & Life Pharmacies) NZ

In the past 6 month's my local pharmacy was Unichem but it was taken over by Life. Since then I've noticed they're stocking a bigger range of product's.

I received a brochure in my letterbox this morning and there's so many great offer's I just had to share them immediately!

OPI (15ml) 2 FOR $30

OPI is usually sold for $20 to $25 per bottle so I think this offer is too good to pass on. OPI happen to be one of my favourite polish brand's. I'll definitely buy at least 2 bottle's before this offer expires 7th December 2014 (page 28).

Essie Color Icons Mini Kit (3 mini bottles) $19.99 each

I hardly ever go through an entire bottle of full size nail polish so I like these mini kit's because you get 3 polishes and not only are they travel friendly/bag friendly their cute and the range of colour's released in the mini kit's are usually right up my street. 

In this kit you get Mademoiselle (a ballet pink), Fifth Avenue (a vibrant red/orange/coral) and one of the classic best selling Essie shade's, Mint Candy Apple (mint). I think each bottle is 5ml or 7ml and considering a full bottle cost's $24 here $20 for 3 mini's is pretty fantastic! Essie are another favourite brand of mine. This offer expires 7th December 2014 (page 28).

Maybelline New York

Lip and Nail range BUY 1 GET 1 FREE (you can choose any lip lacquer or nail polish). MNY isn't exactly cheap even though it's a drugstore brand so this offer is also pretty good. This offer expires 7th December 2014 (page 28).

Revlon ColorStay Nail Envy 2 for $24

I haven't tried the nail envy polishes from Revlon. Colorstay nail envy polishes are long wearing gel polishes that you don't need to cure with a UV lamp. The range of shades are beautiful and considering these usually retail for $24+ each, this offer is ANY 2 colorstay nail envy (full size) and this offer expires 7th December 2014 (page 28).

Marc Jacobs Daisy [EDT] (50ml) $78 each

The original Marc fragrance is daisy with the white and gold daisy lid. I'm a fan of this scent but own the Eau So Fresh which is a pale pink daisy flower lid. I'm pretty sure this size retail's for just under $100 or somewhere up to $125 each. The 50ml is $78 which I think for a perfume it's fantastic! This offer expires 7th December 2014 (page 27).

Vera Wang Princess [EDT] (50ml) $55 each

Another perfume I've wanted to own for a very long time but just never got around to buying. This was the original princess fragrance and there's so many spin-off's now. When I was in Sydney I smelt the Preppy Princess and I really liked that one but restrained myself. However, seeing as this also usually sell's for around $100 or more in this size I'm definitely considering parting with my money because this offer is too good to pass on. This offer expires 7th December 2014 (page 27).

DKNY Delicious (30ml) $39 each

Another range of perfumes I've got on my wishlist. Included for this price is Be Delicious, Golden Delicious and Fresh Blossom. I'm a fan of Be Delicious but I've not smelt the other two. I'm seriously thinking I need Be Delicious in my life too! This offer expires 7th December 2014 (page 27).

Taylor Swift Wonderstruck [EDP] 100ml $55 each

My favourite of the Taylor fragrances. I remember buying mine and it was $75 for the same size as this one.  I definitely recommend this scent if you like deep woodsy scent's that also have a bit of a floral. I wear this during the day and at night. I think this price is fantastic. This offer expires 7th December 2014 (page 26).

Other celebrity fragrances are

Katy Perry Killer Queen and Purr (100ml) for $49 each. Kim Kardashian [EDP] and Gold [EDP] (100ml) for $39 each. Rhianna Reb'l Fleur [EDP] (100ml) $45 each. Selena Gomez [EDP] (100ml) $45 each. Jennifer Anniston [EDP] (85ml) $45 each. One Direction [EDP] That Moment (50ml) $59 each. Beyonce Heat and Midnight Heat [EDP] (100ml) $29 each and Eva by Eva Longoria [EDP] (100ml) $39 each. These offer's expire 7th December 2014 (page 26).

Australis Cosmetics

Spend $20 on the Australis Metallics ACME range & receive a Blackfest Black Eye Pencil FREE! In the ACME range are nail polish, Metallic Velour Lips and Glittery Eyeshadow single's. This offer expires 7th December 2014 (page 25).

Antipodes and Thompson's

BUY ANY 2 Antipodes or Thompson's products and get 1 FREE! Included in Antipodes is the Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream, the Jubilation Hand and Body Cream. Thompson's products are Glucosamine & Chondroitin, Immunofort and AstaMax. This offer expires 7th December 2014 (page's 1 and 12).

Bondi Sands

I've heard from so many people about this Australian self-tanning brand. It's salon quality and gives you a natural healthy bronzed look. 20% off all Bondi Sands products. This offer expires 7th December 2014 (page 2).

Batiste Dry Shampoo (200ml) $12.99 each

My love of Batiste is well documented. My favourite is Coconut & Tropical and also Blush. I'm keen to try the Wild scent and the Mamba. Considering the 200ml can's are usually $17.99+ depending where you shop, I think this price is fabulous. I'll definitely be picking up at least one, possibly in the Wild scent before this offer expires. This offer expires 7th December 2014 (page 6).

There are heap's more offer's especially on men's fragrances and Revlon nail polish and lipgloss kit's etc. I've featured the product's and brand's I think were the standout's based on price and what's included. I definitely suggest going to Unichem or Life Pharmacy near you and pick up a brochure in-store (it should be outside or just inside the store). This is the brochure expiring 7th December. 

What I also like about shopping at these pharmacies is your buying legit item's and for every $25 you spend you get 1 Fly Buys Point. Life Pharmacy have a store reward card you can join for Free. I'm a Member and I've nearly racked up 200 point's so I'll be checking to see if I've got enough point's to redeem on my next shop and let you know what I spent my point's on.

Please forgive the lack of pictures on these item's but I wanted to post it asap and sourcing the pictures would've taken up a lot of time. I figured if you haven't heard of these brand's you can see them in-store or look them up online and not posting pictures here has been a timesaver for me.

Please let me know if you buy anything from the current brochure I didn't mention or anything I have mentioned. I'll post one or two more of these possibly from other stores in the next few week's so you can get these deal's in time for Christmas.

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Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Chi Chi Cosmetics : 5 Professional Looks On The Go

A little while ago this Chi Chi product popped up on Instagram. I instantly felt drawn to it because it's pretty and has a lot of wearable looks. I'm pretty sure it's a Christmas 2014 release and once it's sold out, it might be gone forever. It cost's A$30 + Shipping which is amazing!
This would make a fantastic Christmas gift, the choices of shades is amazeballs!
Each palette is easy to remove from underneath and put into the compact, don't try lifting them out by the sides because they fit snuggly into the base, you don't want to damage the product.

Each palette comes with a full length lid mirror, 6 eyeshadows, a blush or contour shade and a lipgloss. You can swap with a lipgloss you prefer, the lipglosses are all the same size, the selection of shades is amazing so you can get a lot of use out of these shades all year.
Here's a palette up close so you can see the mirror and how it looks in the palette holder.
I think I'm in love with every single palette!
So here's what you get for your money:
30 eyeshadows, 3 bronzer face powders, 2 blush powders and
5 lipglosses in Chi Chi's Best of Shades

No matter where you are in the world this clever, pop-out make up palette system will have every fashion look requirement covered. You can either take all 5 looks away with you on holiday or place any one of the five individual fashionable colour compacts into your individual travel palette case (included inside the larger palette) touch up anywhere, it fits neatly in the smallest of handbags.

If I could change two thing's about this palette:

1) I'd like that they had shade names;
2) It'd be even more handy if you had a palette eg. with a contour shade and
you wanted to swap it out for a blush that you could do it as easily as
pushing the palette from underneath, but you can't swap anything except the
lipgloss - other than these suggestion's I think it's outstanding!

ChiChi Cosmetics are an Australian brand, they ship Worldwide. If you happened to have read my post on the Chi Chi Ace Your Bases palette here I've written about Chi Chi before and probably will be in the future because it's Australian, cruelty free, affordable and easy to find in Australia and New Zealand stores or you can order from anywhere in the world online.

This palette is exclusive to Target stores Australia but it's also available online, that's where I bought mine. If I find it in Farmers NZ I'll post an update but I don't expect to see it on the Chi Chi display.

If you like the 5 Professional Looks On The Go, you can order it from Chi Chi here.

Choose Chi Chi (Only Tested on Family & Friends)

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Monday, 10 November 2014

[Review] Nivea Stress Protect [Roll-On] (50ml)

Way back in February I reviewed Nivea Stress Protect Deodorant (spray) here, which was sent to me by Beauty Review NZ. I liked the protection of the spray so I switched to using it on rotation with the Nivea Pearl & Beauty and I've been doing this since February.
Recently, I was surprised to find a roll-on version of the stress protect. I bought it purely because it's a handy size and I like the formula of the spray. This deodorant is my new favourite. It's such a handy size, it's super affordable and available in most supermarket's, pharmacies/chemist's etc. I like Nivea because their product's are affordable, I get good result's from them and Don't Test on Animal's!

I'm pretty clumsy at applying deodorant cream under my arm's. I usually end up with the cream catching my clothes as I pull them over my head despite being super-careful, not this little guy - he seem's to like me and work's like a treat. I feel protected, it's not a too-wet formula. I've never had to re-apply it during the day but having said that I'll let you know if I require re-application in the heat of Summer. I think it has a clean fresh smell and I can't fault this product.
dare I say I've given this "holy grail" status!

I'd say if your looking for a handy little roll-on for on-the-go, then this one is the shizz (I can't believe I just said shizz) it's an awesome little product and I have since swapped from using the spray stress protect to this one and I like it so much I think the cream version is a better choice for me.

Have you tried the stress protect formula? If not give this one a try.

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Thursday, 6 November 2014

LustHaveIt : September 2014

I recently subscribed to LustHaveIt. They've been around for a while in Australia but only recently started shipping to NZ but I knew it was happening approx. 18 month's ago.

I'm happy to receive my first parcel (it comes in a makeup bag for NZ subscriber's and not a box) well at least this first one did and I like the colour and size of it so that was a bonus.

All the brand's accept ModelCo I've not tried before so I thought that was great.

Model Co Lip Lacquer (Fire Red) 3g/0.10 fl oz - full size
On LustHaveIt's Facebook before this month's goodies were being put together, you were asked to give 3 choice's of lip lacquer shade you would like to receive. I was well within the cut off time I said apricot/peach/coral, pink or nude - maybe they'd run out of those so I received the red, it's gorgeous but I don't think I'm ready to rock such a bold lip and if I did want to step-out-of-my-comfort-zone I'd probably wait for Winter which isn't until next year and I'd like to use the lip lacquer in 2014.

I'd like to swap my Fire Red ModelCo lip lacquer!
(if you'd like to swap with me, please comment below)

Dr Hauschka (Bain Amande) Almond Soothing Bath Essence (10ml) 0.34 fl oz

Dr Hauschka is a German brand and I know you you buy it at the Dr Hauschka counter at Smith & Caughey in Auckland (it's the only place I've seen it) they have a NZ web shop too. I'm a newbie to Dr H. I'm going to be soaking myself in this almond scented goodness tonight (my new flat has a bath).  My only negative is I wish we'd received a bigger size but I guess if you bought a bigger bottle of this and if it's decantable then you can fill up this vial to take traveling and that's a bonus. The full size is 100ml and costs NZ$44.00 here. I like that Dr Hauschka is a cruelty free brand.

Glam by Manicare Express 3 in Popping Pink (22177) 5ml
I'm a magpie for pink and sparkles/glitter/shimmer so this is right up my street. It contain's a pink nail polish some pink gem's and a nail stencil so you can put the gem's into the stencil to create a design. I guess you add the gem's to wet nail's to set them as there's no glue in the box but the top of this product has a fine tip. I haven't played with this yet but I'll definitely create a mani and post a picture either here and/or on My Instagram in the next few week's. Glam By Manicare site here.  

Uriage Surgras Liquide Dermatologique Gel Mousse
Cleansing Gel Face and Body for Sensitive Skin and Hypoallengic (8ml) 0.27 fl oz
This is a sample from a French Skincare company and it's a nice little sample. I have to admit the French skincare product's I've tried have been amazing so far so I'm excited to try this one. 

It has a light floral scent. I haven't looked at the ingredient's but I can smell Lavender and scented face product's don't bother me, sniffing this is calming and it feel's cool on your skin which is also okay with me. 

I'm definitely going to use this product. I'd have to do some research into all the other brand's. At the moment only Dr Hauschka, ModelCo and The Cosmetics Kitchen are cruelty free.

The Cosmetic Kitchen Macadamia Wax Creme Highlighter (6g) AU$24.90
This is an Australian brand so we've got quite a good mix of Countries represented in this month's bag. I've never heard of a creme highlighter but I do like macadamia scented product's and I like the different shaped packaging of this product. It comes with an applicator under the lid. I didn't receive a product card in my bag so I had to go to The Cosmetics Kitchen's site for information on this product. It's a skin highlighter that contain's some shimmer but once you put it on your skin it leaves a nice glow (no glitter visible). I definitely will give this product a go and report back. Having been to the cosmetic kitchen website it has cruelty free on the main page and that's important to me. 

My initial thought's on my first LustHaveIt is pretty good. I like they've included product's from different countries but I'd also like to see more Australian and New Zealand product's in the future because we have amazing beauty, skin and haircare companies etc. I also like a full size ModelCo Lip Lacquer was included, it's NZ$28 so this one product paid for my subscription $17.21. I received $5 off my first bag as a new subscriber through a code on Lena Talks Beauty's site here which is where I first heard about LHI now shipping to New Zealand, thanks Lena. 

My first favourite in the September bag is the Dr Hauschka Almond Bath Essence, then Glam by Manicure nail art pen, the Uriage Cleansing Face & Body Gel and then the Cosmetics Kitchen Highlighter. If the ModelCo Lip Lacquer had been in a shade I'd requested it'd be my favourite because I do like all of the ModelCo product's I've tried in the past and this is a full size product. This isn't by any mean's a fault by ModelCo or LustHaveIt - I guess it was the luck of the draw for the shade's and I missed out on my preference. 

I'm really looking forward to the October bag which I hope arrives soon. The September bag was late so hopefully the November bag will be arriving in the first half of November. I hope in November I receive a product card or the Lustre magazine or both. I like the card's with product info and price's.

LustHaveIt also have an ECO box, a Bridal box, a Fashion & Beauty Box and mine is the Women's Beauty Box. The prices quoted on the website are Australian $ - add about an extra $10 for NZ.You can be a monthly subscriber or they have a 6 monthly price and a year price.

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