Sunday, 30 November 2014

A LUSH Christmas

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If you’re a regular KaBOOM! Cosmetics reader, you will know of the very strong feeling I have for LUSH. A quick recap for new readers: I love LUSH….like, a LOT! I always eagerly await the little e-mail in my inbox telling me that the Christmas realeases are out so I can shop to my heart’s content. This year, I got an extra little surprise when I was invited to attend the opening of the new Mt Gravatt store and pick out some complimentary Christmas goodies. Very unfortunately for me, I was away for work (as usual) and couldn’t make it but I did make a special effort to pop into LUSH and check out the limited edition Christmas releases. There are some fantastic new additions to the Christmas line this year and I wish my bank account could have stretched just a leeeetle further but here’s what I picked up this year.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

DIY Lip Balm

Today’s post is something a little different, I’m branching out into DIY! A little while ago, I put up a pic on Instagram of my newly made DIY lip balms asking if anyone was interested. Quite a few people said yes so I thought I would share my super easy recipe to make your own lip balm. It’s quite, simple and easy to customise so you can put your own spin on your lip balm. I’ve been making this particular lip balm for a few months now and I love tweaking the recipe to make slightly different versions.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Glitter Lips

When I first heard about Glitterlips, I was a little hesitant to try them out. I mean I like glitter as much as the next person, actually probably quite a bit more than the next person but I was really unsure about the concept. I don’t think I’d had that much glitter on my face since the early 90s when I got a makeup kit consisting solely of stacks of neon glitter. Thankfully for me, Glitterlips are several steps up from the makeup kit of my childhood and I was blown away by their product.

Friday, 21 November 2014

November Mail Haul

If y'all mosey on over to YouTube, you can check out my newest video. 
I posted a pic on Instagram yesterday of all the mail I had waiting to be opened and I got an overwhelming number of requests to see what was inside the packages. If you would like any more information/swatches/more detailed reviews of anything in this haul, please let me know!

Thursday, 20 November 2014

The Nail Files: OPI + Coca Cola

When I heard that OPI was releasing a collaboration with Coca Cola, I was probably more excited than most normal people would be. When I thought of all the amazing colours and flavours across the Coca Cola range that OPI had to work with, I admit that I had to sit down for a little bit. When the actual collection came out, I may have actually squealed a little! The shades were just as fabulous as I’d hoped and I was lucky enough to be sent a couple of them to try. 

Sunday, 16 November 2014

the Balm: How 'Bout Them Apples?

Apples are one of my very favourite fruits and when the Balm released How ‘Bout Them Apples, I just couldn’t resist! This is actually the first product from the Balm that I’ve bought which is very strange because I’ve long admired their cute packaging and funny names. I remember the anxious wait for this palette to be delivered and then being almost too scared to touch it because it was so pretty! There isn’t anything worse than biting into an juicy, crisp apple and getting a mealy mouthful but with this palette, you don’t have to worry because every apple in it is delicious!


About 6 months ago when I first started KaBOOM! Cosmetics, I had no idea how much of my life it would take up, in a good way of course! I've ended up meeting and working with some amazing people and I absolutely love the beauty blogging community. I've also re-discovered how much I adore writing and how much satisfaction I get out of it. A few months into launching KaBOOM! Cosmetics, I decided that I wanted to explore the world of beauty journalism, so I started searching for places where I could get a little more experience and work on my writing skills. Bear in mind that I have no professional journalistic experience at all, I work in the mining industry and any writing I do for work is mainly in the form of technical reporting. After a little searching, I found two online publications that were willing to take me on board and they are....

The Australia Times Beauty Magazine

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Battle of the Lip Creams

Isn’t is funny how certain products burst onto the market and all of a sudden everyone is bringing out a version? At the moment, every brand seems to have some variety of lip cream out and it’s hard to know which are fabulous and which ones are fails. I’m not a huge fan of lip creams, I find them a lot messier than regular lipsticks (goddamn doe foot applicators!) but they do tend to have amazing pigmentation. I’ve picked a two lip creams from my collection to go head to head in an epic Battle of the Lip Creams!

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Invisalign: Goodbye Vampire Teeth!

In case you missed the several hundred announcements from me via various social media platforms, I got Invisalign! I had been considering it for a while and when I found out that the amazing dentist who removed my terrifying mutated wisdom tooth (trust me, the less you know about that, the better) specialised in Invisalign, I knew I was in safe hands. Since it's now such a big part of my life, I thought I would do a few posts on what it's like to have Invisalign and try and answer any questions that you have.
Some Invisalign essentials

Thursday, 6 November 2014

My MAC Lipstick Collection

It’s pretty hard to believe but at the beginning of the year, I didn’t own a single MAC lipstick and now I own 8! MAC are renowned for their lipsticks which come in a (wide) range of formulas and enough colours to make a rainbow jealous.  I am definitely a bright lipstick kind of gal and that’s certainly reflected in my MAC collection and I also find it hard to say no to a limited edition! 
The Lipsticks

MAC lipsticks aren’t cheap, they retail for $36 AUD each, but I’m still a sucker for them! I have three from the permanent range and five limited edition lipsticks, so I think I’m doing pretty well for myself. Here are my MAC babies.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Sample Saviour Spending Ban: Update

It’s finally November which means that my Sample Saviour Spending Ban is over (you can read my original post here)! It was a real struggle for me, as I’m used to buying makeup and skincare products a few times a week. I was also hampered by the fact that my work roster changed at the last minute, meaning that I was stuck out bush minus most of my samples for the last half of the month. That meant that I really only had 2 weeks where I was regularly using samples. Given that my sample using time was halved, I think I did a pretty good job!


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