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March 31, 2013

HAPPY EASTER! Easter Nails of the Day with Tutorial

Happy Easter, everyone! I hope you have the most amazing choc-filled day. I know I am! Oh, how I love an excuse to pig out on chocolate. All day. There's no judging during Easter, right? Phew. 

Anyway, we're having a barbecue this evening with most of my Mum's family coming so I thought it would be nice to try and do some basic nail art. I'm trying to get a little more adventurous with my nail polish etc. so why not? My little cousins (girls, 9 and 7) are coming and they love all things girly, so I think they'll really like it also.

Little story: My nephew (almost three) has taken to walking into my room, selecting a nail polish colour (he considers his options, let me tell you!) and bringing it to me saying "Sophie, can you put this on my fingers? Preasseee?" Now I'm sure his father wouldn't appreciate this so I always find a way to distract him but I bet he wants bunnies today! 

Anyway, here's what I came up with. It's not super detailed or intricate but, given it's my first attempt at such nail art, I'm still pretty proud! If you want to find out how I created this nail look, keep reading!

March 29, 2013

March Favourites, 2013

This month I've been loving a few new products whilst rediscovering ones that have been in my collection for a while now! I was hoping to include a few skincare products in this favourites but, if you follow me on Instagram or have read my last post, you'll know that I've had the World's Worst Breakout. I started using a few different things at the same time a few weeks ago so I can't say what it was but if I end up identifying the culprit I'll be sure to let you know! 

For obvious reasons I only have one real face product this month but I think I have more than most months. Either way, let's get into it! 
The Essence Fix & Matte Translucent Loose Powder is an amazing product. I've used it to set my under eye concealer for months now so, to be honest, I'm not sure why I've not written about it already. It's a super finely milled product that sets everything. If you want to give this product a try, you need to be quick. Unfortunately this is one of the products Essence is discontinuing. To read all about it, click here.

If you've been following my blog for a while now you'll know that I did a beauty swap from EsteemBeautyxo earlier this month. Lisa spoilt me beyond belief (to see everything she sent me, click here) and sent me some amazing products. I'm absolutely love the Balm Jovi Rockstar Face Palette from The Balm. It has such a beauty selection of eyeshadows and I'm finding myself reaching for the highlighter more than my MAC Soft and Gentle Mineralised Skinfinish. Can anyone tell me if the highlighter is similar to the Mary Lou-Minizer by them? She also sent me a Revlon Colorstay Longwear Nail Enamel in #280 Blue Slate and I love it. I love the colour and the formula so much that I picked up another, #260 Bold Sangria. I really love both colours and I'm sure I'll be picking up more from the collection.

For my lips, MAC's Creme Cup is a winner. It's such a versatile and wearable product. Creme Cup is my fallback lipstick colour and I always gravitate towards it when I can't decide what to wear. I've owned my Korres Lip Butter in Quince for quite a while now but, for some reason, have never really liked it. I started keeping it on my bedside table and using it before bed and wow. How have I only just discovered it?! This keeps my lips moisturised so well and I've found that I've used my Maybelline Baby Lips a lot less this month, especially when I applied the Korres Lip Butter at the start of the day.

Finally, there's eyes. I've been loving tightlining my eyes (only the upper line, I don't look good with eyeshadow on my waterline). It makes me eyelashes a lot looker and adds intensity to any eye look without being drastic. For that I've been loving Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Zero. It's such a great black. I also really love the Essence Color Arts Pigment in #09 My Brightsmaid. It's a beautiful gold toned highlight colour and works well as an inner corner highlight for a gold look or as an all over lid colour. For swatches, click here.
I've started using a few new body products this month, Aveeno's Daily Moisturising Lotion and Sun Sense Ultra Milk SPF 30+. I've never been very diligent when it comes to wearing sunscreen and adding sun protection but, a few weeks ago, I decided enough was enough. As far as sunscreen goes, this is a nice one. I find it applies well and doesn't leave a gross finish. I've also finally added a body moisturiser to my routine. I'm so bad when it comes to remembering to moisturise but the Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion is lovely. It's left my skin so soft and that alone has been enough to encourage me to keep using it.

LUSH's Catastrophe Cosmetic Fresh Face Mask is quite nice. I feel like it hydrates and brightens my face quite well and, in a time when I can't control much to do with my skin, it's nice to know I can fall back on this to make myself feel a little nicer.

My hair needs a haircut. Badly. To combat the 'my hair needs a haircut' hair I've been wearing it in buns and top knots heaps. Given that I have curly/frizzy hair, I have a few fly aways near my face and the Sexy Hair Health Sexy Hair Soy Touchable hairspray works great. This isn't a hair spray that I think could be easily brushed out but, to be honest, that's not what I look for in a hair spray so that doesn't bother me!

Last but not least, I'm absolutely loving my Personal Planner. This diary has helped keep me so organised this month. I often find myself using stationery I really like and this definitely fits into that category. If you want to win your own Personal Planner, click here.

So that's everything I've been loving this month. It's quite a bit, don't you think? What have you been loving this month? As always, please tell me below! Also, what would you say is a dupe for the Essence Fix & Matte Translucent Loose Powder. I've not run out yet but, with it being discontinued, I want to know what I can fall back on.

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March 28, 2013

I have sensitive skin? Whattt? Why didn't anyone tell me?!

My skin has always been somewhat troublesome, as chronicled in my LUSH Skincare Challenge Series. It's never been perfect and I've always been prone to blemishes, even when I found a skincare routine that I deemed to be working for me. The other day, however, I had a light bulb moment as my skin went nuts due to a product/concoction of products that didn't agree with me. You know those moments when everything just falls into place and you just sit there thinking 'ohhhhh'? Yes, one of those moments. You know what? It turns out I have sensitive skin! 

My skin often reacts unfavourably to new skincare products unless they working well for me. I know that's a given, but I guess I'm trying to get across the point that the product just doesn't not work for me, it makes my skin flare up. A lot. For the longest time I thought that's what everyone's skin did. I thought that's how people knew if a product was going to work for them or not and that was it. That is, of course, until I realised that so many beauty bloggers are able to change up a product in their skincare routine purely for review purposes, something that I would never do. 

I have sensitive skin!

March 27, 2013

Don't Blame Your Face On The Place: Applying Make Up On The Train

Picture this: I'm sitting on the train, minding my own business and making notes about a few posts I want to upload. I happen to look up and that's when I see her; the girl applying her make up on the train. Badly. Her foundation was oxidising before my very eyes and, in the process of applying it, she smudged her poorly applied black eyeshadow all the way from the outer corner of her eye to her hair line, just above her ear. It was not good.

Not only was I quite 'offended' by what I saw (let's face it, ain't nobody got time for that), but it got me thinking; surely she isn't the only person to apply her make up on the train? Post idea! I've basically thought about what I would consider to be the most 'train friendly' make up look, using tried and tested products, and I wanted to share it with you all today!

I'm going to talk you guys through a simple make up look that I think it train appropriate and, at the end of this post, I'll recommend products that I think would be perfect. Let's get into it! 

March 25, 2013

My Make Up Collection: Individual and Duo Eyeshadows

A while ago I started a new series here on Born to Buy, My Make Up Collection. I decided that I'd share a part of my make up collection with you each week until, well, you've seen it all. This series is not about reviewing products because that would take forever but, if I've reviewed a product already, I'll be sure to link it!

I'm sure this goes without saying but please don't take this series of posts as bragging. That is not my intention at all. 
Essence #52 Olive Garden | Essence #45 Back to Khaki | Essence #59 Copper Island | Essence #60 Kermit Says Hello  | Essence #58 Cappuccino, Please 
Napoleon Perdis Private Garden | Napoleon Perdis Private Fairy | Napoleon Perdis Private Ocean | Napoleon Perdis Ultra Pearl #2 Purple Passion | Napoleon Perdis Colour Disc #79 Coral Spice | Napoleon Perdis Colour Disc #50

Many of my individual eyeshadows are stored in my Black Large Z-Palette which I purchased from Lipstick Republic. I love that they're all stored in one location and individual shadows aren't all over the place! To read more about my Lipstick Republic experience, plus my haul, click here.

March 23, 2013

Urban Decay Naked Palette Review and Swatches

In February of 2012, almost a year ago, I bought the famous Urban Decay Naked Palette. This palette is so hyped up in the beauty community that I almost didn't write this review. There's so many posts like this online and, to be honest, I didn't know whether I wanted to add to them. 

For a long time the Urban Decay Naked Palette had me feeling very indifferent. I didn't love it, nor did I hate it. I used it occasionally, but purely because it was there. Would I have missed it? No. After taking this away with me, however, I'm a total convert. I went from thinking it was a waste of money to a thinking it was a great investment and something that I wanted to share with you all! 

March 22, 2013

Discontinued Products: Why, Essence? WHY?!

It is with great sadness and a very heavy heart that I tell you that, yes, Essence is discontinuing some of their great products, including a few absolute favourites of mine. Before I continue and tell you what's going, I just want to ask why? Well no, I know why but, seriously, why? I know companies discontinue products to make room for new ones but, well, why can't they just keep the old and release the new?! I want to have my cake and eat it too, dammit! 

(Sorry, as you can see, I get far too attached to cosmetics and, therefore, sulk like my three year old nephew when I have to say goodbye to them!)

It's time for me to be a grown up and accept the fact that I'm not going to be able to repurchase a few of my favourite Essence beauty products, I know. I did, however, want to write this post so I could tell you what you won't be able to get for much longer. If you like anything written about below, it's time to head on to your local Priceline or Target (if you're in Australia, that is) and repurchase these bad boys before it's too late! 

The following products are being discontinued (I don't know the shade names for them but I do have the shade numbers, I hope that's enough for you to cross reference with products in your collection!) 

March 21, 2013

Project Pan #2: Update 3 - I DID IT!!

I set myself a Project Pan challenge in mid October (to see the full post, click here), meaning that I had to use up 15 beauty products (haircare, skincare, cosmetics etc) before I was allowed to purchase any more. I'm not going to go into the rules I get myself because, well, there's a lot. To see them, click here.  

In early December I uploaded my first Project Pan update. To see how I've been going, click here. To see how I went using up products since then (December), click here. You'll see that I also decided to increase my limit to 20 products, not 15.

When I first set myself this challenge I decided that it would mean I couldn't spend any money on cosmetic and beauty products. I've since changed my mind. Why? Because I'm weak! I haven't bought anywhere near as much, however, only buying replacements of things I really 'need' or taking advantage of fantastic deals.

Also, to see the product I've used up that I don't consider to be a part of my Project Pan, click here

So let's get into what I've used up, including the products featured in my last update!

March 19, 2013

My Make Up Collection: Loose Eyeshadows & Pigments

A while ago I started a new series here on Born to Buy, My Make Up Collection. I decided that I'd share a part of my make up collection with you each week until, well, you've seen it all. This series is not about reviewing products because that would take forever but, if I've reviewed a product, I'll be sure to link it! 

I'm sure this goes without saying but please don't take this series of posts as bragging. That is not my intention at all. 

I need to take a moment to apologise for the quality of these photos! It's definitely not the best. Today was a ridiculously hot day and, as I'm sure you can tell, I've started taking my photos outside. What am I thinking? The first set of photos has been taken from another post so yes, you might recognise them.
Essence Color Arts Pigment in #02 Smell the Caramel | Essence Color Arts Pigment in #03 Box of Chocolate | Essence Color Arts Pigment in #04 Broadway Starlet | Essence Color Arts Pigment in #06 WOW it's Orange | Essence Color Arts Pigment in #09 My Brightsmaid | Essence Color Arts Pigment in #10 Fairy Dust
Essence Color Arts Pigment in #12 Miss Piggy's Lollipop | Essence Color Arts Pigment in #14 Strawberry Smoothie | Essence Color Arts Pigment in #18 Little Mermaid | Essence Color Arts Pigment in #19 Kiss the Frog | Essence Color Arts Pigment in #20 Black Sparrow

These pigments are absolutely fantastic. They all came out in the same Trend Edition, Color Arts, and are probably my most used loose dusts/pigments. Whilst some are bright and vibrant, others are quite neutral and great for everyday. 

March 18, 2013

Australis Curve Ink Eyeliner Review

Liquid and gel eyeliner is something that, for the most part, I've basically given up on. I go through phases with them but, for the most part, it's something I really can't be bothered with. I love the effect, sure, but I find it takes a great deal of concentration and I often struggle to perfect the eyeliner 'flick'. 

I was recently sent one of the newest products from Australis, their Curve Ink Eyeliner, a product that's help me change the way I look at liquid liner.
"An ergonomically designed curve grip liquid eyeliner that makes applying liner mistake-proof for those eyeliner beginners! Formula is quick drying and water resistant which means no smudging. Provides intense colour pay-off for bold one stroke intensity and is super longwearing meaning there's no need to reapply"
- Australis Cosmetics 

March 16, 2013

LUSH Ro's Argan Body Conditioner Review

I received a small pot of LUSH's Ro's Argan Body Conditioner in my August Bellabox. Given that it was a product I've wanted to try for a while, I was thrilled to be able to try it. As I'm sure you all know by now, a big fan of LUSH's products (especially their skincare), so it's always exciting to have an opportunity to try yet another of their products!
"A beautiful, rose jam scented body conditioner that's full of the most emollient, moisturising ingredients possible to feed and nourish the skin. There's cypress oil, capuacu butter, Brazil nut oil, cocoa butter, shea butter and super softening almond oil, along with Argan oil of course, which is rich in vitamin E and incredibly moisturising and smoothing on the skin. There's also a touch of spring water to cool the skin down. The 20% glycerine locks in all this moisture, leaving your skin soft, smooth, supple and the fragrance leaves you delicately scented like a rose bush being kissed by the first rays of morning sun." 
- Lush Australia  

March 15, 2013

Empties and What I'm Throwing Out: November, 2012 - March, 2013

I haven't uploaded an Empties post in a long time (since November actually) so, as I'm sure you can imagine, I had a lot waiting to throw out! There's only one beauty product and a couple of nail ones, all of which have been replaced. Any other cosmetic and beauty products will be featured in my next Project Pan Update post. 
LUSH Aqua Marina Cleanser (x3) | LUSH Ocean Salt Facial Scrub (x2) | LUSH H'Suan Wen Hua Hair Moisturiser | LUSH Gorgeous Moisturiser | Tea Tree Water Toner (x2) | LUSH Dirty Toothy Tabs

Aqua Marina, Ocean Salt and Tea Tree Water and a LUSH moisturiser are all part of my Skincare Routine. I'm looking at trying some new products as my skin's started losing the plot but, 'til then, this is what I go to. I really enjoyed the Gorgeous Facial Moisturiser but, at $99.95 a pot, I can't justify the lucrative price tag. A friend gave me a half empty tub of H'Suan Wen Hua Hair Moisturiser as she wasn't a fan and I totally forgot about it. The label suggests that it expired at the end of July, 2012, so I'm not willing to put this on my hair. I'm also throwing out an almost empty box of Dirty Toothy Tabs. Yes, it's the same box I featured on my blog a long time ago but I just can't get used to them. No matter how hard I try, they just feel weird and, after almost two years, it's time for them to go! 

March 13, 2013

Personal Planner Review and Giveaway!

I am one of those super freaks that loves stationery. I love the feeling of writing on new paper, especially the when both sides are unused (I know you know what I mean). I love buying it, I love using it and, well, I love running out so I can start the cycle again. 

Much along the same lines as stationery, I love being organised. If you know me personally or follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you'll know that I like to write my blog posts in advance and schedule them to upload so I can be sure they're going up. To keep track of my post uploads, I have months ruled out on pieces of paper with posts and ideas penciled in. On top of that, I like to keep a diary that fits my personal dates and plans, as well as blog commitments. 

Finding a diary that meets all of my requirements can be hard (I'm a woman, and a picky one at that), which is why I love the idea behind Personal Planner so much. Personal Planner is an ingenious company designed so people can customise their diary to the greatest detail. Thanks to the lovely people at Personal Planner I had the opportunity to order my own planner recently. I've looked into these planners so many times before but never actually placed an order, so I'm so excited to have ordered one! 

For the process of ordering a planner, keep reading. Also, as this post's title suggests, I have a giveaway at the end of this post so let's get going!
Personal Planner home screen. Doesn't it just make you want to be organised?
If you have a chance, read the About Us section. It's really interesting.

March 11, 2013

My Make Up Collection: Cream Eye Shadows and Bases

A while ago I started a new series here on Born to Buy, My Make Up Collection. I decided that I'd share a part of my make up collection with you each week until, well, you've seen it all. This series is not about reviewing products because that would take forever but, if I've reviewed a product, I'll be sure to link it! 

I'm sure this goes without saying but please don't take this series of posts as bragging. That is not my intention at all. 
Essence Stay All Day Creme Eyeshadow in #02 Glammy Goes To | Essence Stay All Day Creme Eyeshadow in #06 Rock Chic* | Essence Stay All Day Creme Eyeshadow in #07 Jim-Me Blue* | Essence Stay All Day Creme Eyeshadow in #08 The Magic Must Go On* | Essence Stay All Day Creme Eyeshadow in #09 For Fairies

After taking this photo I added one final Essence Stay All Day Creme Eyeshadow to my collection, #02 Raise The Curtain For.. from the Circus Circus Trend Edition. Sorry it's not included in the post but swatches can be found on my Instagram, Borntobuy.

The Essence Stay All Day Creme Eyeshadow formula is one of my favourites. It's absolutely beautiful. The texture is quite different to a MAC Paint Pot but it's beautiful. They definitely do stay all day too! I'll be writing a full review on these quite soon. At $5.50 each, I recommend these to absolutely everyone! 
Maybelline Color Tattoo by Eye Studio in #05 Too Cool | Maybelline Color Tattoo by Eye Studio in #15 Audacious Asphalt | Maybelline Color Tattoo by Eye Studio in #25 Bad to the Bronze | Maybelline Color Tattoo by Eye Studio in #40 Tenacious Teal

Out of all the cream eyeshadows I have, this is definitely my least favourite formula. I find the Maybelline Color Tattoos by Eye Studio to be quite hard (for lack of a better word). I don't think they blend well, needing a lot of work in the finger tips to become warm enough to apply. They look nice once applied, but it takes a lot of work to get them there.

I'd love to get some of the limited edition shades offered to people in the US, purely because the colours look beautiful. 
Illamasqua Liquid Metal in Solstice, MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study | Designer Brands Whipped Mineral Eye Shadow in Blue (can't find a colour name) | NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils in #604 Milk* and #617 Iced Mocha*

The Illamasqua Liquid Metal is one of the most beautiful products ever, both in colour and formula. Thank you again, Lizzi! MAC's Paint Pot is a great neutral base that I often accidentally overlook. 

Once again, after taking these photos I added another cream shadow pencil to my collection; NARS' Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Corcovado. Again, check out my Instagram for swatches.

I've only reviewed a couple of products featured above but, as I said, I've added links to those I had. If you would like to see a review of a product, please comment below. I'd be happy to add it to my list of products to review! 

Have you tried any of these Cream Eye Shadows and Bases? What did you think of them? I don't need anymore cream bases/shadows but is there any you'd recommend? I really want to pick up a couple from Sigma. They look and sound fantastic. 

* - Indicates products that were provided for review or as a PR sample. These products have remained in my collection, meaning that I have not yet posted about them, I genuinely like them or both. 

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March 10, 2013

The Body Shop Shimmer Cube in #20 Blue/Grey Review and Swatches

In my opinion eyeshadows are something that you can never have enough of, especially when they're in the form of palettes and quads. I love the idea of complementary colours all being in the one place. They're also fantastic for lazy days when you don't want to think of eyeshadow combinations, don't you think?
I recently added The Body Shop's Shimmer Cube #20 Blue/Grey to my collection and was very happy to do so. The Shimmer Cube contains four beautiful eyeshadows designed to be used together or separately, depending on what you're after. As you can tell from the name of the Shimmer Cube, the shadows are in shades of grey and blue and perfect for a smokey eye!
Left to right: #03 Snow White, #02 Starlight Silver, #01 Indigo Blue and #04 Midnight Black

The Shimmer Cube is a selection of four colours that fit neatly into a small plastic container. Each colour is individually packaged in clear plastic cubes as well, meaning using the product is mess free. Whilst it may sound inconvenient that there's cubes inside the cubes, I really like the design and I think it ensures that no fall out interferes with the other colours. 

These eyeshadows have great pigmentation, as I'm sure you can see from the swatches above. Whilst Snow White and Starlight Silver look quite similar in the photo, they aren't. The photo of the whole cube is a much better representation of the difference between those two colours. My favourite colour is #03 Snow White, but I think #01 is the most unique. It's what I would call a navy blue with a blue and purple duo chrome. Beautiful. Many people say they can be applied wet or dry, however I've not tried applying them wet. 

am really impressed with the formulation of these eyeshadows. Given that they're super shimmery I assumed they'd have a fair bit of fall out but, surprisingly, they don't! I honestly don't understand how. They're also very soft eyeshadows, making application super easy. I found each colour glides onto the lid.
This look was created using The Body Shop's Shimmer Cube in #20 Blue/Grey. To see a video of how I created the look, click here

The above look was created using The Body Shop's Shimmer Cube in #20 Blue/Grey. The blue wasn't that visible in the photos which is a little disappointing. Either way, it was a lot more blue in real life. 

I can honestly say I'm surprised at how much I like this quad. When I received it I wasn't sure what I would think, especially considering I tend to shy away from blue eyeshadow. As you can tell from the review, however, I'm very impressed and considering picking up other Shimmer Cubes and cosmetics from The Body Shop.

Have you ever tried one of the Shimmer Cubes from The Body Shop? If so, what did you think? Would you recommend any other products from The Body Shop? I haven't tried out their cosmetics in some time so I'm interested in delving back into it.

** This product was sent me for review, however all opinions are my own. I was not paid for this review.

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March 08, 2013

Beauty Swap with Lisa from EsteemBeautyxo

In January I contacted Lisa from EsteemBeautyxo, a blogging and vlogging friend of mine, to see if she wanted to do a blog/beauty swap with me. I absolutely love Lisa and her videos. She's such a lovely person so I'm so glad she wanted to do this with me!

Lisa and I set ourselves a limit of $50 each and I'm sure we both went over, however the amount she gave me is insane! Lisa, I know you said you're just a good 'bargain hunter' but I fail to believe you got everything you did within the limit or even near on. You're too lovely. 

I'm sure you're all interested in knowing what she got me, so let's get into it!

March 06, 2013

Name Born to Buy's Lip Balm Competition WINNERS

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram you'll know that Born to Buy is in the process of getting lip balms. These lip balms in the production stage at the moment and I'm really looking forward to giving them a try!

On Facebook, Twitter and Instagram I asked people what their favourite lip balm flavours were and, after much deliberation, I decided on vanilla, wild berry, pink lemonade and watermelon. I knew choosing the flavours would be hard but I didn't consider how hard it would be to name the flavours!

Yep, that's where you guys come in! A week or so ago I uploaded a post asking people to suggest ideas for the names of the Born to Buy lip balms. Thank you so much to everyone who contributed ideas. I loved them.

It was difficult to decide which names won but I got there in the end and the winners are as follows!

March 05, 2013

Lipstick Republic Giveaway WINNER

One of my favourite parts about hosting giveaways here on Born to Buy is being able to announce the winner. I get such a thrill out of it! My readers are all so kind to me and provide me with such great feedback so it's always nice to have an opportunity to give back. I know that sounds like a cliche but, hey, it's true!

Before I announce the winner, I want to say a big thank you to Lipstick Republic for providing me with the goodies featured in the giveaway. This company went above and beyond to give you guys a fantastic prize and I'm so grateful. If you haven't checked out their store, www.lipstickrepublic.com.au, you should! They stock brands that aren't readily available here in Aus and at great prices!

Thank you to everyone who entered this competition! It's been so nice to see some regular readers entering, as well as some new people. Either way, welcome and thank you. I hope to see you around. 

And now let's get into announcing the winner!

March 03, 2013

My Make Up Collection: Eyeliners

A while ago I started a new series here on Born to Buy, My Make Up Collection. I decided that I'd share a part of my make up collection with you each week until, well, you've seen it all. This series is not about reviewing products because that would take forever but I'll be sure to link reviews if they've been written. 

I'm sure this goes without saying, but please don't take this series of posts as bragging. That it not my intention at all.
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Empire | Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Demolition | Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Uzi | Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero | Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Smog | Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Manline

March 01, 2013

Sigma 10% OFF March, 2013 and Shopping List

Sigma is one of my favourite make up brush brands so I decided to share this month's 10% off discount code with you. Whilst I'm still unemployed and looking for a job I can't exactly spend up big but I'm making one hell of a shopping list, let me tell you! 
On February 4, 2013, Sigma released nine eye shadow bases. These are tinted/coloured cream products that can be used on their own as a cream eyeshadow or as a primer/base. Not only can these be bought individually, but a trio of the bases can also be bought in three kits to correspond with three of their make up palettes; Bare, Dare and Flare. Not only do these kits contain three of the bases, but they also have an F70 brush to aid in application! Last month I added the Sigma Bare palette to my shopping list so I'd love to pick up the Bare Eye Shadow Base Kit too. This kit comes with three bases; Pose, Persuade and Sculpt. These eye bases are $13.00 individually or $36.00 for a kit.
Last month I added a few individual items from the Expert Brow Kit to my shopping list and, this month, I'm adding another. This dual ended pencil has two ends (obviously), with one being matte and the other being shimmer. I think this product would brighten up the brow area beautifully and, at only $12.00, I think it's a steal! 

Along with the Eye Shadows Bases, Sigma released the Spa Brush Cleaning Glove this month. This glove has five different textures designed to provide your make up brushes with a deep clean in record time! This glove comes in four colours (black, aqua, purple and pink) and is available for $36.00

Now that I've told you all about the products I want, I bet you're wanting to kill me.Yes? Well I hope you want to kill me a little less when you see that I have a 10% off discount code for you! Yes, for the month of March, 2013, get 10% off your Sigma order by entering the Coupon Code at the checkout! 

For direct access to the Sigma Beauty website, click here. If you buy any brushes, comment below to let me know! I'd love to hear what you've bought! If you already own Sigma brushes (or cosmetics, for that matter), comment below telling me what you think of them! You all know how I love my recommendations. 

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