The Nut-Free Trail/Scrummy Mix

A few weeks ago I wanted to buy some healthy snacks and nibbles for nights when I’m watching movies, or for afternoon snacks at work, so I took a trip to the supermarket to pick up some prepacked trail mix. I was really surprised to see that many of the pre-packed trail mixes or the snack mixes in the bulk food bins contain nuts and I absolutely HATE nuts. There were hardly any nut-free options, and the ones that were available were actually extremely expensive and contained very little variety of fruits and seeds. Instead I opted to make my own little mix…..

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I Try The Tangle Teezer

A couple of years ago the Tangle Teezer was THE must have product. I’ll admit that I always wanted one, but I wasn’t 100% sure about spending so much on a hairbrush, as I’ve always just purchased those cheapy ones from the supermarket. While there were a lot of positive reviews, I wasn’t sure if a Tangle Teezer was really that much better than a regular hairbrush…. so I never ended up purchasing.

Just before Christmas, I was kindly sent a Tangle Teezer to try (and I mentioned it in my Gift Guide of Things I’ve Tried). While it is one of the limited edition Twinkle Teezers, I still thought it deserved it’s own post, as the Compact Tangle Teezers all seem to be similar, it’s just the pattern and colours that differ.

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REVIEW || Nutrimetics Chic Colour Nail Polish in “Nude”

Nutrimetics is a brand that I have heard of, but have never tried until I was contacted by their PR company. After doing a bit of research, I discovered that Nutrimetics is kind of similar to the Avon brand – where anyone can become a seller of the products, and host parties. While I’m not a huge fan of this kind of selling process, I had read some reviews where the product appeared to get a fairly high rating, so I was keen to try them for myself…. and I’m so glad I did!

I have a few different Nutrimetics product reviews coming up for you, but today I want to talk nail polish. I’m super fussy when it comes to nail polish, as it never seems to last that long on me! Some of the most popular nail polish brands like Orly and OPI last no more than two days without chipping…. and once nail polish starts chipping I always inevitably make it worse by picking at it! For me, a nail polish needs to last at least 4-5 days without chipping for me to bother with it.

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The Shop Miss A Haul

I have a haul post for you today, and these have to be some of my favourite posts to write! Today’s haul is from the website, Shop Miss A where EVERYTHING on the website is $1 USD…. how crazy is that?! (that’s about $1.50 NZD for my Kiwi girls!) They sell a huge range of products, including makeup, jewellry, accessories, and even charms!

I was lucky enough to be allowed to choose a selection of products from the website, and I chose a selection of accessories, jewellery, and of course makeup. I was pretty excited to see that they sell popular brands like e.l.f, LA Girl, and Klean Colour…. all for just $1!

Since I picked out quite a few things, I’ve split them into different catergories. I’ve also tried to link to each product where I can.

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BEAUTY PICKS || The Pink Lip Combo

Today’s post is just a quick one, but I had to share with you a lip combo that I am loving at the moment! It’s a lip colour that I’ve been wearing pretty much all week, and best of all its super long lasting so you don’t need to touch up throughout the work day

I’m all about the “My Lips But Better” shades, as they are perfect for work and they go with pretty much any makeup look. I tend to go for a more dramatic or smokey eye, so I often like to keep it simple on the lip colours. I also love a good matte lip, as it helps to offset the usually sparkly shadows that I wear on my eyes. Therefore this matte pink combination is pretty much perfect for me!

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Bella Vie Loose Mineral Foundation + Pressed Powder Foundation

Over the past month, I’ve been trying out a few products from New Zealand makeup company, Bella Vie. In all honesty, I hadn’t heard of this brand before, but after having a look around their website, I was definitely interested to try their products. They specialize in Certified Organic and Naturalceutic makeup, which basically means that the makeup is all natural. Their products are all dermatologially tested, and are all designed to be gentle, even on the most sensitive skins. As well as covering imperfections and enhancing the natural beauty, Bella Vie products are designed to help benefit the skin through the inclusion of natural and skin loving ingredients. Their makeup is also cruelty free (big bonus points).

While I’ve been trying out a few products from this brand, today I really wanted to talk about the Loose Mineral Foundation Powder and the Pressed Powder Foundation.

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Estee Lauder Pure Colour Envy Liquid Lip Potion

Just before Christmas, I was sent three of the stunning Estee Lauder Pure Colour Envy Liquid Lip Potions to try out. Now, I have been wanting to try these for an awfully long time, so you can imagine the smile that was on my face when I unwrapped these babies!

I must just say that I LOVE the imagery for the publicity of this campaign, and it features the gorgeous Kendall Jenner. Kendall’s favourite shade is Lethal Red, and I was pretty excited to see that it was one of the colours that was included, as well as the stunning shades Quiet Riot and Pierced Petal.

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