Australis: ‘Liquid Strobe’ illuminating drops

A few months ago a spotted the new Australis liquid strobe illuminating/highlight drops in my local Priceline and jumped at the chance to try them. Having dry skin I love trying new cream and liquid products. They retail for $19.95 so they are a bit pricey if you’re going to get them both, or if you’ve got an extensive highlighter collection. If you don’t or if you just want them anyway and want to know what I think about them, then read on, dear friend, read on.

First Impression: Pretty but eh..

When I was swatching them on my hand, I instantly fell in love with them, they give off the prettiest natural sheen, no chunky glitter at all, but after a little while of rubbing the product in, I noticed it started to separate especially in the spot where I’d had foundation on my hand from previous swatches, – not cute. This put a halt on me wanting to use them on my face. I removed them with a makeup wipe and did another test, this time I used less product, made sure there were no oils on my hand and swatched again – success!

I wasn’t blessed with beautiful hands, so just imagine they’re food network quality hand model hands. The two shades are so pretty, I hope they come out with more to suit everyone as I can really only wear the pink shade. I wear both because I do what I want! But the gold one looks good when I have some kind of tan.

How I use it: Daily glow!

This is my go to glow for days when I’m not wearing any makeup – work, uni, errands. On days such as this I only do my brows, mascara and highlight. So here is a pic of me in my ‘every day’ glory – dry skin and freckles galore!

that nose highlight tho…
I mainly go for the forehead, tip of the nose, cupids bow (my favourite), chin and then cheek bones.

#sneakymirrorselfie (;

Tips and Tricks: apply sans sponge!

I found that using a small amount and blending it in with fingers works best, and then with your brush or beauty sponge just *dab* around the edges to blend it into foundation or skin.

The Product // Final thoughts:

The product has a silicone/slippy feel to it but it doesn’t feel gross on the skin. It has a pretty good liquid time before it sets so it gives you plenty of time to finesse it and work it into place. Adding little at a time to build intensity is my favourite way to use it. Once it sets it is in place for good! Doesn’t transfer or rub off and because its a liquid it doesn’t have that layer of powder look / feel. – for me thats great, my skin is like the Sahara desert, the less power the better.

These also look beautiful mixed in with other products – foundation, tinted moisturiser etc. Work well on the face and the body.

While its no lie that I love Australis products – I could probably do a full face with all A/C products, this is another great one and I think its worth trying out! Plus, the dropper applicator is super fun. Products with droppers are almost guaranteed to go home with me.

Things I’ve noticed: I’m a detective.

  • No smell
  • Easy to work with
  • Good amount of product for price
  • Glass jars – be careful
  • Not gloopy – product is quite thin
  • No chunky glitter

Let me know if you’ve used these or are thinking about purchasing. I’m nosey so tell me your life stories (:

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Oh Deer Sugar – Product Review

Oh Deer Products!

If you remember back to this time last week or the week before, I posted about the store  ‘Oh Deer Sugar‘ moving from an online store to an actual place where you can go in and shop. Well this is the follow up post giving you a review about the products I purchased!

I’ve had these products for a while and I’ve since been back into the store to try out some more products. I’ve got for you the review of the first products I used. Obviously there are so many more products that I don’t have, but if you’re in store or having a gander online and happen to come across these things, I hope this helps in the buying process. (:

The products I picked up were: One of the bakehouse bath bombs in ‘Hubba Blueberry Bubba’: $8.00/$8.50

Two of the chocolate bar soaps ‘(oh) Peachy Keen’ and ‘(oh) Confetti Fawn’: $5.50 for the single block and $13.50 for the family size (the size of 3 singles)

Two of the Bubble Bar Macarons ‘Passionfruit & Floral’ $4.50 each

Chocolate Block Soaps: I picked up two of these, there were more I wanted but as a trial I just grabbed two different kinds. There is a more masculine scent called ‘Mountain Stag’ oh my goodness it smells delicious and I want it so much!

The two I picked up were Confetti Fawn and Peachy Keen. They both smell delightful, not overpowering at all. Confetti Fawn is very sweet with actual popping candy inside. I was not expecting that at all! Peachy Keen has some gold glitter but it doesn’t transfer onto the skin so much, because once you wash yourself, be it body or just your hands you obviously wash off the soapy suds residue, its not like a big old bath bomb where you get out of the bath looking like an extra from twilight.

The soaps lather up really well, but because of this, it results in the product being used up more quickly so if this is an all over body soap just keep that in mind. I only use them as hand soaps so I still get a decent amount of life out of them. They also leave a pleasant scent on the skin.

Bubble Bar Macarons: One of the things that I love about the store is that when there is ‘faulty’ product i.e product that is oddly shaped or ‘ugly’ is still put on sale but at a discounted price. It still works as well as the ‘proper’ product but basically half the price! I picked two of the ‘ugly’ macarons in the scent of Passionfruit  & Floral. They were only $2.00 each. So if they have more of the deformed ones when I go in store again, I’m going to pick up a heap of them!

You can get four good bubbly baths out of one of these macarons I think. You just simply run it under the bath water and it makes great bubbles. I used half of one and there were plenty of bubbles. So using a quarter of one per bath should provide sufficient bubbly goodness. Obviously if you want more bubbles, use more macaron, SIMPLE!! I didn’t smell the other scents, but I can tell you this one will be my favourite. Its so fruity and almost tropically tingly smelling? if that makes ANY sense at all…

Bake house Bath Bomb. This particular one is a ‘two or one’ product. The pink bit in the middle can be pushed out (in my case it wouldn’t wiggle out so when I chucked it in the bath the fizzing of the bath bomb shot it out so just pick it up when it does that) and used as a bubble bar so you have fizzy nice smelling bath bomb and then some great bubbles! YAY! I’m definitely going back and getting another one of these! This is the Hubba Blueberry Bubba bath bomb. It smells so lovely and turns your water a nice shade of aqua blue. It smells berry/fruity and sweet without being overpowering at all. When in the bath it coats your skin in a silky smooth layer of deliciousness. It doesn’t feel gross or slippery at all and when you get out of the bath there is no slimey residue and once you wipe yourself down with a towel your skin is left feeling super soft.

I am definitely going to go back to the store and pick up some more products and I really hope you check them out too. If you don’t live in Adelaide don’t worry! They have an online store and they have *INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING* 

I 100% recommend you get your shop on and pick up some goodies from ODS! They are always expanding their range and have great Christmas treats up for purchase so get in quick!

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