Monday, 31 August 2015

Caving In

Have you ever been pressured into buying something because you were too shy to say no and had already gone too deep to back out of buying the thing? Well rest assured you are not alone.
I can’t believe I’m actually going to write this but the other day I was on a FB makeup swap and sell page. It’s all very fine on there I haven’t had any bad experiences bar one and that was covered by Paypal. Low and behold I come across Mac’s Giggly Blush, for those who don’t know the beauty I am talking about I will post a photo below.

However since I had just done a bunch of online orders, my card was now in debt by $25. So I simply took a screenshot, hoping that by the time pay day had come around, it would still be available. To say that I was interested but not yet committed to buying it, I commented ‘F for the Mac Blush’ on the post. F meaning ‘following’ for those who don’t use swap and sell pages. Almost instantly I got three notifications, one saying the buyer liked my comment, one saying she had also commented, and a personal message, which read - “Hi Amber, if you were interested I can do the mac blush for $35 posted :) a little bit cheaper.” Albit it was cheaper by about $3 but she was so sweet about it that I didn’t want to say no. I feel like this has happened to at least everyone like when a shop assistant has helped you for about 30 minutes straight but the item you originally wanted wasn’t what you thought it would be but it’s too late to back out now.

So ashamed of myself, I didn’t look at the message until today and responded back saying that I would get it. Goddammit. I’ll let you guys know when I get it and do a review etc etc.

Here's a photo of it that I posted on Instagram (@16ambermarie) - It's the one in the middle.

It's so beautiful.

I’m so annoyed at myself.



Friday, 28 August 2015


Some New Releases of the 2015 Holidays That Have Our Panties in a Twist:

So I know that these ones are already out so please bare with me and comment any updates that I should add or anything I’ve missed :)

I would add photos of each individual items but this post would be waaaayyy to long, so I scraped that idea. If you want to see some of these, some great Instagram accounts are @Trendmood1 and @lipstickjunkieforever

Already Released:
  • Jeffree Star’s liquid lipsticks in Posh Spice and Blow Pony
  • Limecrime ‘Cry Baby’ unicorn lipstick
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipsticks in ‘Dusty Rose’, ‘Trust Issue’ and ‘Veronica’
  • Nyx Pro Bush Collection and Liquid Suede
  • YSL rouge Pur Collection Kiss and Love collection (4 colours) - $36 at Sephora US but they only have 2 colours.
  • Too Faced Most Loved Set - $25 at Sephora US
  • Sephora Favourites Give me some lip
  • Colourpop Strobing collections x2 - $39 USD

New things I’m excited for:

  • Covergirl Star Wars collection (Coming 4/9 - may be US date)
  • Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette
  • Dose of Colours ‘Truffle’ (Coming 24/8 US) and the Terra Collection
  • Too Faced Melted Kisses and Sweet Cheeks available Sept/Oct
  • Urban Decay Vice 4 (Coming Sept/Oct) - It's inspired by oil slicks, how cool is that?
  • Lorac Pro Mega 2 - exclusive to Ulta
  • Hourglass holiday palette (Available in Oct US $80, Nov AUS $117) Includes: Luminous finish, mood exposure, luminous bronze light, dim light, diffused light, iridescent strobe light (new shade)
  • Jeffree Star liquid lipstick in Androgyny (Coming Nov)
  • MAC Selena collection
  • Colourpop 90’s Collection (Coming Fall 2015 US)
  • Kylie Lip Kit. Okay I can’t be the only one who is super duper excited about this coming out. She said on National Lipstick Day that she was making something and then posted a photo on instagram with dark brown lips tagging it #KylieLipKit
  • Louboutin Silky Satin, Velvet Matte and Sheer Voile lipsticks. $90 USD at Saks in Sept
  • ASOS exclusive Nars lip and nail set
  • Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca eyeshadow palette and lipstick set (Lipstick set $42 - includes I think 7 minis and then one limited edition white full size lipstick)
  • Kat Von D Lolita Set (2 different Lolitas) and the Vault
  • Sephora favourites Superstars and Lashes
  • Bite Lip Set
  • Fresh (lip?) set
  • Bobbi Brown lip palette
  • Charlotte Tilbury Gold Highlighter
  • Marc Jacobs Free Spirit style eyecon palette and Sofia Lip set
  • Too Faced Le Grand Palais De Foo Faced - $59
  • Too Faced Doll House $39 (Ulta Exclusive)

Thursday, 27 August 2015

To Start Or To Not Start A Makeup Blog?

That’s the big question isn’t it. I’ve already started a Youtube channel but Australia’s internet is so stupid that it takes forever for anything to upload. WE LITERALLY CREATED WIFI. HOW IS OUR INTERNET SO SLOW?!
Anyway, back to the blog eh?
I will be posting on here when a new video is up and I’ll be posting on Instagram when I’ll be posting on here.

Also please excuse the boring look at the moment, I'm still editing the blog's fonts, backgrounds and sidebar etc.

I will mostly be doing reviews, swatches, hauls, MOTD’s and an overview of my monthly bae’s and hell no’s seeing as I do videos on those anyway. If you want to check out my youtube, that's down the side under 'social media'. Please, please don’t be afraid to show me some love by leaving a comment or just spreading the word.

*Edit, all posts are going up at 12:30 (GMT + 10:00) Eastern Time.