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Nail of the Day – Orly Coffee Break

Another Monday has rolled around and it’s time to introduce another nail polish – Orly’s Coffee Break.. This is one that I can foresee using quite often.

I bought this nail polish quite some time ago but have been staying away from it because I thought it was too much of a “dull” nude.  With all the rain/stormy weather from the week before, I was leaning more towards a subtle colour.  Lo and behold, this nail polish has surprised me.  The nude colour is a beautiful nude colour, almost similar to OPI Dulce De Leche.  The OPI nail colour has a little bit more pink in it while this Orly nail polish has a little more brown in it.  For my skin tone, this colour very suitable and gives a great nude finish – definitely brings a little something.  It’s also great for weddings or formal events.

Application of this nail polish is smooth and not streaky.  One coat is sufficient to get enough of a light nude colour.  The 2nd coat gives the same colour as in the bottle, a brown nude.

Picture time!

Orly Coffee Break
1st coat of application
Orly Coffee Break
2nd coat of application

Conclusion:

The pigmentation of this nail polish is fantastic.  Application is smooth and easy.  Great nail polish for a formal event.

Price:

AUD$18.95 for 18ml

Where to buy:

There are a few places that stock this brand (have seen it in a pharmacy) but the best place to buy it is online.

What’s your favourite nude nail polish?

Stay Beautiful!!

xx Sam

TheBalm Nude Tude Palette

I’ve been doing a couple of looks using TheBalm’s Nude Tude Eyeshadow Palette.  Here are a few: Eyeliner Art look and the Summer look I’ve been loving this palette as it has a couple of matte and shimmer eyeshadows.  All the colours are in the Nude range – browns/pinks (with one yellow/gold eyeshadow).  Pigmentation of the eyeshadows in this palette is fantastic, although it does become powdery when you dip your brush into it.   This can get a little annoying as it can make your palette quite messy (you’ll see from the picture below).   You can do a daytime look and build on top of that and create a night time look. I lean more towards the shimmers because I have got monolids.  Monolids can tend to look a bit “flat” and shimmers help with creating a bit more dimension than matte eyeshadows.

The names for the eyeshadows are fantastic.  I think the names for all the products from this brand are pretty cool.  It’s definitely different to the usual “Raspberry colour” or “Shocking Pink” .  This palette comes with a brush which, I must say is pretty useless.  I do not like the brush at all and feels quite “plastic”.  There is a nice big mirror that comes with this palette, which is awesome for looking at yourself! (LOL! what else would you do with a mirror!)

Picture time!

TheBalm Nude 'tude Palette

TheBalm Nude 'tude Palette

TheBalm Nude 'tude Palette

TheBalm Nude 'tude Palette
Swatches on my hand was with only one swipe. Also note the eyeshadow has “spilled” all over the palette

Conclusion:

I love this palette!  This palette can pull of a day look and a night look.  Currently, it is my go-to palette for most of my looks. Comparatively to Urban Decay, this eyeshadow palette is slightly more expensive (Urban Decay comes with 1.3g for each eyeshadow while the eyeshadow in this palette is roughly 0.92g each).

Price:

AUD$49.95

Where to buy:

I bought this online, direct from the US website but you can buy this from David Jones

Would you get a palette like this?

Stay Beautiful!!

xx Sam

CLOSED!! One Year Anniversary Giveaway!!!!

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Winner has been contacted via email.

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GIVEAWAY time!! who likes a giveaway! *jumps up and down* I do! I do!

So, what’s the reason for this Giveaway? BeautySavior is now one year old (well, on 25th May)!!! oh, how time flies.  To celebrate, I’ve decided to have a Giveaway!

Here’s what I’ve bought for the Giveaway:

1. The Balm Cosmetics Nude ‘tude Eyeshadow Palette

Eyeshadow palette with 12 eyeshadow colours: Sassy, Stubborn, Selfish, Sophisticated, Sexy, Serious, Snobby, Stand-Offish, Sultry, Seductive, Silly and Sleek

Nude Tude Palette

2. Illamasqua Lip Twin Set

Lipstick in Obey and Intense Lipgloss in Plentiful

Illamasqua Set

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Like me on Facebook or follow me on Twitter or Instagram (@beautysavior) – you can do all three and make me a very happy person!
  2. Provide in the comments below or send me an email on (make sure to include your email!):

What do you love about Beauty Savior?

Here are a few nitty gritty points (T&Cs):

  1. Open to all Australian Residents only
  2. Be 18 years or older.  If you’re not, that’s fine, just get your parent’s permission as I will need your address to post the prize!
  3. Most creative answer will be picked by me
  4. Prizes are not exchangeable for cash
  5. Giveaway will end at 11.59pm on Friday 31th May 2013
  6. Make sure to provide your email address in the comments as I’ll need it to contact you for your address
  7. If there is no response within 48 hours from the chosen winner, another winner will be chosen.

Good luck!!!

p.s. Pictures taken above were from my personal set.  The prizes have not been opened and definitely not used.

Stay Beautiful!!

xx Sam

NEW HAIRCUT!!

Juuuust kidding!!  Well, I have not chopped off my long locks yet.  yet..  The length is almost up to my waist now and the ends have all split.  Plus, I also notice I lose a lot more hair.  I know we’re supposed to lose 100 strands a day but seeing it is just so painful!  I know, I know, I should not be complaining..

Choosing a hairdresser is a big big thing (for me, anyway).  I have not found a hairdresser that I loved yet.  I thought I did but when I went back the 2nd time, he did the exact same haircut and guess what.. his “apprentice”/assistant (different person from my first visit) said the exact same thing: “WOW, love how you cut it so it shapes her head” etc etc.  To be honest, I saw nothing special, but I am no professional.  Now, I’m still looking for a hairdresser who can cut my hair the way I like it…

I’m thinking of cutting some side-swept or wispy bangs, like my new-actress crush, none other than the lovely Rachel McAdams (pictures taken from Google):

Rachel McAdams Wispy bangs

Rachel McAdams Side bangs

What do you think?  Should I do it?

Stay Beautiful!!

xx Sam