Sunday, April 22, 2018

Lakes Bar Launch Party!




Hi guys! I was so thrilled to attend the Launch Party of the revamped Lakes Bar on Saturday night! It's located within the Lakes Hotel at West Lakes, right on the lakefront. The views across the water are stunning, and as the sun set, this was the place to be!



Hartway pumped out the tunes at just the right volume; no shouting to be heard or straining to hear conversations required. The live music really set the tone for an amazing evening filled with eats, drinks and beats!




I met the lovely ladies from Mercy Me Marketing who were so friendly and welcoming! I also met a few new folks and relished the opportunity to chat and get to know them.

Let's talk drinks! We were treated to an impressive array of alcoholic drinks on the night. There were beers, wines and gin cocktail/mixers (made from SA produced gins) to choose from. My recommendation if you're visiting Lakes Bar is to try their gin cocktails, you won't be disappointed! You can choose to mix and match from a list of garnishes or go with their recommended garnish combinations, it's up to you! Even though the bar area was quite full, I was always served quickly and with a friendly smile from the bar staff. You can't ask for more than that.





Still talking gin (lol, no I'm not obsessed), the drinks menu boasted the following options:

~ Ambra Lime Blush
~ 78 Degree, Peppercorn & Lemon
~ KI Wild Gin, Green Apple & Thyme




My absolute favourite was the Ambra Lime Blush gin cocktail, which citrus lovers will enjoy! It was pink, pretty, fruity and delicious, and I'll just say I had a few. If this is sounding a bit girly, don't worry. Lakes Bar has sport lovers covered with a giant 195 inch HD super screen, so you don't have to miss a minute of the footy action.




From the mini beetroot tarts, to delicious dumplings, tiny squares of juicy pork belly with crunchy crackling and cherry tomato & bocconcini skewers, the finger food was outstanding as well.








I had a wonderful night and will definitely be returning for another Ambra Lime Blush!

Lakes Bar and Hotel is at 141 Brebner Drive, West Lakes. You can follow their gin masterpieces on Instagram here



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Thursday, April 19, 2018

HAUL: Priceline 40% Off Makeup!


Hi guys! Another week, another haul it seems! And from Priceline again. Of course I'm referring to my last Priceline Haircare splurge, which you can read about in this post. I'm actually putting myself on a spending ban, because I also just dropped $100 on jewellery for an upcoming event, so I'm feeling a bit guilty. Anyhoo, let's see what I picked up in the recent makeup sale!




I picked up two Maybelline Masterliners (in black) as I use this eyeliner daily and go through them pretty quickly! I usually re-stock when they are half price, or 40% off in this case, which my maths-challenged brain pretty much equates to half price, because numbers.

Not pictured (oops!) is a Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Radiant Firming Makeup ~ this is my second bottle of this foundation, and obviously I love it or I wouldn't have repurchased! It looks really natural on, I love the finish and Creamy Ivory is such a good colour match for me.

I also picked up a Maybelline MasterCamo Color Correcting Pen in the shade Apricot, which is meant to hide dark circles.  I have yet to try this, but my fingers are crossed this will work well and not be drying under my eyes.

And now for the big one. I feel a bit weird that I bought the new Australis Kaleidoscope Eyeshadow Palette! God damn it, this just looked so fun. Don't judge me! I have not read a single review of this palette and I am a little scared to. Australis promise that these 12 shades, a combination of mattes and shimmers, provide great colour payoff and blend like a dream. We shall see!

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

April Beauty Favourites!




Hi guys! It's been a long, hot minute since I've shared my current beauty favourites with you, hasn't it? Well fear not, because today's post is resplendent with my most-loved products. It's a faves fest. It's literally (not literally) raining wonderful products, so throw away your umbrella and enjoy the downpour!






Revlon Ultra HD Matte LipColor in Seduction
I was lucky enough to win a set of these from Revlon a while back, and I've been meaning to swatch them ever since. It has now become a matter of urgency as I'm getting so much use out of my favourite shade Seduction that it's running low! I naturally made a bee-line for the nudes in the range, and Seduction definitely seduced me! Besides the my-lips-but-better flattering shade, the formula is unexpected for a matte. It actually doesn't fully dry down, so there's no uncomfortable dry feeling. This does appear matte, but it's easy to wear and feels smooth and somewhat creamy on the lips. So if  you're normally put off matte lip products because of that familiar 'dry' feeling, definitely give this range a go!





Antipodes Hosanna H2O Skin Plumping Serum
I'm onto my second mini bottle of this little gem after first discovering it in a Priceline Skincare Gift Bag (with purchase). Happily, they included two bottles, so I haven't needed to purchase the full size version yet. I love using this under my eyes to plump out the area, as sometimes it can appear hollowed out, especially if I'm not getting enough sleep (I'm blaming my March Movie Challenge and Netflix in general for that!). I have considered using this all over my face, but I've got a few other serums I'm also currently using, and besides, I like to get tricky and target specific serums to specific areas of my face, to treat that area's issues! I'll definitely be purchasing this Antipodes miracle-worker (only a slight exaggeration) once I've finished mini bottle #2.




Bio-Oil*
I was sent a bunch of Bio-Oil* products many months ago, and I hadn't got around to singing their praises until now! It's basically a versatile, multi-tasking product that contains PurCellin Oil, which happens to smell ah-mazing. I have been using Bio-Oil liberally on my arms and legs, and this super-fast absorbing oil has been keeping my skin soft, smooth, supple and moisturised throughout the changing seasons. It's a great alternative for someone like me who dislikes rich moisturisers that take forever to sink in, or worse yet, leave a film on the surface of the skin. Bio-Oil is specialist skincare that treats scars, stretch marks, uneven skin tone, ageing and dehydrated skin and is said to be a favourite for pregnant women wishing to improve the appearance of stretch marks. I love the light, non-greasy formula and the way it makes my skin feel after application.




Carmex Moisturising Lip Balm
As a beauty lover, I own a lot of different lip balms. Tinted, plain, flavoured, scented, stick form, pot form, with shimmer and without... you get the idea. However, when my lips are seriously chapped, dry or peeling, there's one I always reach for; my Carmex Moisturising Lip Balm. Aah that familiar fragrance (which some people are not fond of apparently!). It's like smelling your favourite meal cooking (in a completely non-edible, opposite of food type way). Comfort! And that's exactly what this hardworking baby provides for damaged lips. Comfort, nourishment and moisture. This little tub of goodness heals my lips quicker than anything else I've tried. I would have to say this is my Holy Grail lip balm. It's not the most exciting by any means, but when my pucker is being a right fucker, I'll whack on some Carmex because I know it works.




Skin Physics Advance Superlift Face Treatment Cream
After using this, I'm kicking myself for leaving it unopened in my beauty cupboard for so long. What else have I got in there? This cream is a delight from start to finish. It's a lightweight, luxurious-feeling, easily absorbed formula that feels amazing going on. It sits well under makeup (you do have to wait a few minutes for better results), so you can use it each morning, which is a big plus for me. And the results are excellent! My skin immediately looks plumper, younger, firmer and virtually line-free. It also seems to reduce pores, because when I wear makeup over this, my complexion appears more flawless and 'together' (if that makes sense) than when I wear another moisturiser underneath. If you're at all concerned with sagging skin, pores or fine lines/wrinkles, give this one a go!



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Do you love any of these products? What beauty products have you been enjoying lately?