Drugstore Wishlist #1

Another wishlist for you, and today’s is my first ever drugstore version. These products are all beautiful (and affordable) and are from some of my favorite drugstore brands. What drugstore products are you lusting after right now? Have you tried any of these ones?


Drugstore Wishlist November 2014


Physician’s Formula Nude Wear Glowing Nude Blush in “Rose”: How pretty is this blush? The four different shades can be used separately or swirled together to create another shade. This is designed to illuminate your skin and give you that “from within” glow. Available at iHerb for $12.50 USD

Chi Chi Baked Eyeshadow in “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” – I seriously LOVE olive toned eyeshadow, and this one from Chi Chi is stunning. I’ve swatched it in store and it has just the right amount of shimmer and it’s so creamy. Available at Farmers or online for $21.99

Australis Cosmetics “AC On Tour” Coutouring & Highlighting Kit – This has to be THE most anticipated drugstore makeup release this year. It’s already sold out in stores in Aussie, and the NZ release is expected to be around the 28th November – you’ll need to be quick to grab this one! It will be available at selected pharmacies and Farmers stores for $18.90
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Chi Chi Fabulous & Flawless Foundation #1

I’ve really been trying to step out of my Revlon Colourstay Foundation bubble, so lately I’ve been making a point to try out some new foundations. While I love my Colourstay, it’s always fun to try out new products and being a beauty blogger offers the perfect excuse as I have to try them out, right?? One foundation I purchased a few weeks ago was the Chi Chi Fabulous and Flawless Foundation. People in NZ went crazy about this stuff after Shaaanxo mentioned it in a few of her videos, and for a while it was almost impossible to get in Farmers! I must have been lucky, as I came across it both when it was in stock AND on special, so I decided to give it a go and see if it really lived up to the hype. I’ve tried a few of Chi Chi’s products before and most of them have been pretty good, and many are current staples in my collection.

Chi Chi Fabulous & Flawless Foundation 1 #2
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New to NZ: Anatomicals

Anatomicals is one of the newest skincare brands to hit NZ shores, and while it is extremely popular in Britan and Australia, little has been heard about it here. I’ve seen this brand on so many British websites, and I’ve always always wanted to try it, so I am seriously excited that it is now available here! Anatomicals (does anyone else sing this word to the Anamaniacs theme song? No, just me?) is a quirky, fun brand who’s slogan is “We only want you for your body”. Their packaging is bright and fun, and I love the witty slogans and descriptions that appear on each product. The brand offers a huge range of skincare products including body cleansers, hand cream, hand soap, face masks and more!

I tried out two of the products from the Anatomicals range, the “100% Not Chanel but Cocoa all the Same Body Cleanser” and the “Silly Twits Ignore Their Mitts Peppermint & Lemon Hand Soap”… read on to see what I thought!

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Karen Murrell “Racy Rata”

The latest addition to the Karen Murrell lipstick lineup is “Racy Rata”, a beautiful rich berry-red shade. I’ve already spoken many times about how much I love the Karen Murrell collection of lipsticks. They are vegetarian, cruelty free, and completely natural  – even the packaging is recyclable. They are full of loads of natural goodies to help keep your lips hydrated, as well as being extremely creamy and pigmented.

Karen Murrell Racy Rata

Racy Rata was inspired by the beautiful Rata trees that were in bloom when Karen took a trip through the beautiful South Island. Their bright berry coloured flowers was a huge influence in creating this stunning raspberry shade. I usually find red lipsticks to be quite hit or miss on me, but this one I am absolutely loving. I think it compliments my pale skin and darker hair perfectly! The wear time is around 3 hours before it starts fading to a pretty red stain.
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MAC Powder Blush in “Melba”

I’m going to start this review off by saying that if you don’t own this product, you need to get it in your life… pronto! It’s the MAC Powder Blush in the shade “Melba” and it is one of the most flattering blush colours that I have come across recently. I’ve always been a little unsure of MAC Powder Blushes, as the price point is so high (especially here in NZ), and I’ve found myself trying so hard to justify their purchase. There are so many fantastic wallet-friendly blushes available on the market now, so are the MAC ones really worth the hype? Well, Melba totally is!

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Savar Advanced Hand Repair

If you’ve read my reviews on previous Savar products, you will know how this brand ticks all the boxes for me. Pretty packaging? Check. Quality products? Check. Natural ingredients and cruelty free? Check and check. So, it’s no surprise that I absolutely love the newest product that has ended up in my possession, the Advanced Hand Repair. I’ve already mentioned this product briefly in my review of the Savar Luxury Travel Set, and I was so excited when the full sized version turned up in all of its limited edition packaging glory.

While this product is part of Savar’s permanent collection, they are currently stocking it in these gorgeous limited edition bottles. The white plastic bottle, with a black pump and black and pink writing is so pretty, and it matches my Savar Nourishing Body Lotion. I think the little pink heart is such a cute touch!

 Savar Advanced Repair Hand Cream
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2014 Holiday Collection Makeup Wishlist

There are so many amazing holiday makeup collections available right now from some of my favorite makeup brands. Many brands have really outdone themselves with their limited edition packaging, and part of me wants some of these products just for the gorgeous packaging! Here are my top picks from this years holiday collections. Which ones are you hoping to pick up?

2014 Holiday Collection Wishlist

NARS “Laced With Edge” Algorithm Laguna Bronzer
NARS “Laced With Edge” Roman Holiday Gift Set
Bobbi Brown “Pink Glow” Highlighting Powder || Too Faced Bronzer Wardrobe
Burberry Beauty “Gold Glow” Luminising Powder || Too Faced “Under The Mistletoe” Set
LORAC “The Royal” Lip Lustre Set || NARS “Vitrual Domination” Face Palette