Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Ethereal Light

In my Post-Meccaland Wishlist blog, I said I wanted to purchase one of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting minis when they launched in stores. Unfortunately the minis only come in four out of the six full-sized shades, so I decided to spend the extra $30 a pick up a full-sized Ambient Lighting Powder in Ethereal Light (that turned out to be much better value if you look at the cost per gram). Here are my thoughts on the most expensive finishing powder I own!

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Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Chamomile and Lavender review

I’ve tried and loved Mario Badescu Rosewater and Green Tea facial sprays, so when Mecca Maxima released the third installment, I was one of the first in store to pick up the Lavender spray!

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Australis Oh 2 Glow Foundation Review

The two foundations I currently own aren’t cheap – my Nars Sheer Glow set me back $68, and my Josie Maran Vibrancy Argan Oil cost $66, so I’ve been wanting to find a drug store alternative that’s just as good, if not better. I purchased the Australis Oh 2 Glow Foundation at 50% off a few weeks ago for about $12.50. Even at it’s full price ($23.95), it’s still almost a third of the cost of my Nars or Josie Maran! Here are my thoughts on this new foundation.

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Mario Badescu Aloe Vera Toner Review

I’ve been struggling with breakouts for a little while now, and while I think it could be mostly down to too much sugar, I’ve wanted to reassess my basic skincare routine and gradually try new products. I noticed I was lacking a toner in my routine, so I decided to pick up one from one of my current favourite cruelty free skincare companies – Mario Badescu!

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IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+

I received this sample as the Sephora Robina store opening, and was very surprised to receive the shade ‘Fair’, since most freebies at these types of events are usually for medium skin tones.

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Marc Jacobs Cream and Sugar Nude Lip Trio

The 20% off private sale saw me add this to my basket at the Sephora counter the other week, especially since Marc Jacobs is a little out of my price range currently!

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