Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Merry Christmas!!

I hope everyone had a great Christmas or whatever holiday you celebrate at this time of year :) We had a roommate Christmas this year as my mum was away and my bf's mum had to work Christmas day. To make up for that we had Christmas dinner at Roki's parents last night. I took some snaps of the amazing food she made. Happy holidays!! 

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Alice in Wonderland makeup

Hi guys, I know it's been a while but I wanted to share this make up look from last night. A friend of mine had a costume party and wen't as Alice in Wonderland! It was such a fun and creative look to do and I love he way it turned out :)

DIY Alice socks!! <3

Let me know what you think and thanks for reading!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

CoverGirl Lash Blast mascara

There's not many mascara's that I have tried so far that from the first application has amazed me. I'd heard so many good things about this mascara and finally got around to purchasing it. I have to say, what everyone says is exactly right! I looooove this mascara, it makes my lashes look long and full and very black. I also love that it is build-able, as you add more and more layers it doesn't get clumpy or make your lashes bunch together, it just adds beautiful length and volume. It's definately my new favorite everyday mascara :) I will say I do prefer a different mascara from ModelCo for when I go out at night, which makes you seriously look like you have fake lashes on as it has fibers that add you your natural lashes. I will do a review on that in a separate post. 

The CoverGirl lash blast is the mascara I use everyday now, it is absolutely amazing and so inexpensive! I give it 5 stars and can't believe didn't purchase this earlier :)

Let me know if you have use/like this mascara or what you fave mascara is!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Study and bowling...

I'm wondering if this assignment will ever endddd. And then I have 2 more to go after this. Thankfully they will be easier :)

This is my desk at this stage lol.....

I did get to go ten pin bowling on the weekend for a friends birthday though, which was so much fun :)

Bowling shoes are so comfy, and this place had fluro lights so they glowed!!

It's back to work for now :( I'll have a more interesting post up this weekend when my assignment is all done!!

Thanks for reading!

Rachel xo

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Mini Lip Haul!

So Revlon had a buy one get one free sale on at target for lip products... which for me is exciting because in Australia it costs like $25 for a Revlon lipstick >.< I picked up 3 lipsticks and 1 lip-stain and I also grabbed a CoverGirl lipstick and 2 lip balms. 

Here's what I got....

In order from top to bottom: CoverGirl's Rapture, Revlon's Coralberry, Revlon's Soft Nude, Revlon's True Red

Revlon Just Bitten Lipstain in Twilight

Nivea lipbalm in Fruity Shine Pink Guava (left) and Pure & Natural Milk & Honey

Let me know what you think and any of your favorite lip products!

Rachel xo

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sally Hansen Salon Effects

I know its probably old news to most but Sally Hansen has only recently brought out the salon effects nail strips in Australia. I finally got a couple of boxes today to try and I've only just put them on so it's too early to comment on how long they last but so far I'm quite impressed with the quality! They have a nice smooth finish which is great because I was a bit worried they wouldn't feel very smooth.

When I was first applying them it was a little awkward but after you do a few nails I got the hang of it :)

The two colours I got are 280 Blue Ice (left) and 350 Misbehaved (right)...

Blue Ice is a really pretty sparkly blue and Misbehaved is gold with like a black fishnet pattern.

Today I chose to do Misbehaved and this is how it turned out...

Let me know what you think and any colours you've tried and really love :)

(those are lipstick swatches from today on my hand by the way lol)

Rachel xo

Monday, September 19, 2011

Louis Vuitton Neverfull

I've wanted a LV bag since I was like 14 so I'm (finally) starting to save my pennies!! I think I've decided on the Neverfull in the GM size :) What do you think??

Rachel xo

Saturday, September 17, 2011

An early summer...

I can't believe its so hot already!! looks like were going to have an early summer, it got up to 33 degrees yesterday :S Makes me worry a bit about how hot it will actually get this year.

Yesterday I had my 5th birthday to attend in the past month, seems as though September is a popular month for birthdays lol. It was my cousin's 30th birthday and her husband organised a surprise party which was sooo cute :)

Today I'm back to study, I cant wait until this semester is over and I can enjoy the summer! 

Here's a few pics I took yesterday to share with you...

I wore minimal makeup yesterday seeing as it was so hot!
Thanks for reading :)

Rachel xo

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Revlon nail polishes

TGIF!! Well, in Australia it is anyway... Being a student it's sometimes hard to find a good life balance so I have a rule that unless I have assignments due I don't study on weekends. I think its good to give yourself a break :)

Today I wanted to share my current favorite nail polishes. I started buying Revlon polishes a few months ago and have fallen in love with them. The brush isn't too big but it's not teeny tiny either, and they have one of the longest no-chip life of all the polishes I have. So here's the colours I've collected so far....

The Peach Smoothie and Bubble Gum colours are also scented which I love! The Peach Smoothie one make you want to eat your nails haha.

I also took Molly to the groomers like 2 weeks ago for the first time and I just wanted to share this picture...

The bow didn't last long but it was soooo cute! >.<  I think I'm going to take her again in 2 weeks.

Let me know what you think of Revlon's nail polishes and any colours you recommend.
Thanks for reading!

Rachel xo

Coffee & Flowers

Another busy day of cleaning, grocery shopping and laundry. What a glamorous day lol.
To cheer up my study space for all the assignment work I have to do this weekend I bought myself some flowers :) I went with yellow roses because they're just so bright and cheerful... like a little pot of sunshine haha. 

I'm not usually a coffee drinker but to help me get motivated today i drank 2 cups in like half an hour... not a good idea! lol. I ended up in like hyper-speed and now I've gotten all the cleaning out of the way I'm sitting down to work on my criminal law/evidence assignment ready to fall asleep haha. 

I hope everyone had/is having a fabulous day :)

Rachel xo

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Colourful Nails

Just another day of study and classes. I thought I'd brighten up my day by painting my nails :)

I looove painting my nails one colour and then painting random nails a different colour. Makes things more interesting and a bit more unique :)

These are the colours I did today...

Revlon's Peach Smoothie; Blue colour from a Japanese brand Canmake

Back to work for now... :(

Thanks for reading!

Rachel xo

Monday, September 12, 2011

Recent favorites

Hi guys!

I was going to do a monthly favorites but being the 12th already I thought it was a bit late haha. So, seeing as I haven't posted in a while I thought I'd just make it a recent favorites :)

So here's what I've been loving makeup-wise lately!

Urban Decay Naked Pallet. I use this everyday!

Revlon Illuminance Creme Shadow in Not Just Nudes. These colours are sooo pretty and blend really well.

Revlon lipstick in Petal (096). This is just my daily lipstick :)

M.A.C blush in Margin which is a really pretty peachy bronze frosty colour.

M.A.C 219 pencil brush. I bought this kinda recently and I use it everyday I do my makeup, it's such a handy brush.

M.A.C Magically Cool Liquid Powder in Truth & Light. This was a gift from Wakako, you can use it as an all over face powder but I love to use it as a highlight. It gives your skin a gorgeous dewy look, and it feels like water when you put it on!! <3

That's all the products I've been loving lately, let me know what you think in the comments below :)
Thanks for reading!

Rachel xo

Sunday, September 11, 2011

IKEA trip

Hi guys!

Once again it has been forever, I'm so sorry! Just the usual things, uni, study etc. I've been working really hard to stay on top of all my study this semester. But I'm back now! And I'm working on more than one post at the moment so I have some back up haha.

My boyfriend, my mum and I went for an adventure to IKEA yesterday! I loooove IKEA, we spent like 5 hours wandering around and having lunch. I got a few things, best of all I finally got bedside tables (it only took me a year lol). So I thought I'd share my new tables and how  have them set up :)

Here's some pics! 

Thanks for reading! I'll have another post up, probably tomorrow :)

Rachel xo

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Japan haul 1!!

Hi guys!

Ok so I know its been FOREVER since I did a post :( im so sorry. I took on a very heavy load of subjects last semester and things were just crazy busy. But I'm on holidays now so I have plenty of time to catch up :) After my 3 weeks of exams I went back to Japan for the 4th time to visit my friends/host family. In particular I went to see Wakako! I think I have explained before but Wakako was my host family for only 3 days in Japan but we caught up on weekends and we've stayed in touch for almost 4 years now. 

I think I might post some random pics of the trip in another post, but today I have my first Japan haul to show u :D I'm not sure how many posts it will take to show everything but I'm hoping only 2 lol.

Just before I show everything, let me say, when I go to Japan I go to see friends etc but also to stock up on Japanese things me and my bf can't get in Australia. My bf is Japanese and we both really love the quality of Japanese products and theres some things you just cant get here. So i don't shop for this much stuff all the time lol.

These I got from Tokyo Disneyland, I got a plastic folder for uni, a hair band to keep hair off your face, an Alice in Wonderland tin (it came with sweets inside but I really just wanted the tin lol), and the daisy duck egg thing was a gift from the girls I went with :)

Pore strips, Pore's Care which if you put on before the pore strips gets so much more out (I bought 2 packs lol), thanks for the tip Wakako!!, and a Rikkuma chap stick which I just thought was so cute >.<

Blotting Paper, 3 sets of eyelashes, lash glue and Nanoce BB cream (recommended by Wakako, she was so helpful with what brands etc to buy <3)

Hair wax (for my bf and his brother), 4 packs of eye drops (Japanese eye drops are awesome... I love the "Cool" or "mint" ones), and Gatsubi refreshing face wipes for my bf.

I finally got to get some more FANCL!! Its my all time favorite make up remover, it is a little pricey but its so worth it. Also, I got a new camera case cos mine was kinda old and not very cute :P

The latest ViVi magazine, cooling gel strips (for when u have a head ache or fever), Rikkuma gel sticky things (I put them in my bathroom hehe)

Cotton face masks. I ended up getting like another 3 or 4 packs of these, they're so expensive in Australia and in Japan they make them really well and its only like $4 or something for 5 sheets!!

Well, that's all for now, I'll be back soon with lots more products!

Thanks for reading :)

Rachel xo

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Hand Writing Tag!

Hi guys!

I was tagged by Wakako to do the hand writing tag :) Thanks wakako!


1.) What's your name or blogger name

2.) Your blogs url
3.) The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog
4.) Favorite quote
5.) Favorite song
6.) Favorite band or singers
7.) Anything else you want!

I spend all day studying and writing so I'm pretty lazy with my writing, this is my attempt at neat writing haha! I will tag Anna SacconeSuperficial Girls and Chaigyaru.

This paper is actually really cute....

I got this Miss Bunny paper at Tokyo Disneyland when I went with Wakako in 2007. It was the best trip ever :) 

I've got the house to myself tonight so I'm doing a mud mask and getting some study done. Ahhh the life of a University student -_-

Thanks for reading!

Rachel xo