Friday, May 13, 2016

My Top Make Up & Beauty Picks For April

April came and went like a violent windstorm, bringing with it 1 too many Make Up & Beauty Products. 

Not that I'm complaining. 

Because boy did I pick up some amazing goodies! 

If you're looking for some new products to score this month, hold onto your Visa Card & Paypal Account because I'm going to unleash my hits for April. 

1. The Kylie Lip Kits 

Of course these little devils sit at number 1. I have wasted too much blood, sweat & tears for them to be any further down the list. 

The shades I picked up in April: Candy K, Dolce K, Posie K, Koko K & Kourt K 

2. Nivea Men Aftershave Balm | Sensitive 

Okay. I don't even know where to begin. But seriously, where the eff were you when I needed you!!! I have been primer hopping for so long. And then out of the blue you show up - and on sale. It's all just too much for me. 

This is the hands down best primer I have EVER used. And I have had my fair share of primer trying. 

3. The Kylie Liquid Metal Lipstick :  King K 

I had high hopes for the next Kylie Jenner creation & boy did she deliver. So in love with this metal liquid lipstick. 

4. Shaaanxo x BH Cosmetics Palette 

9 Eyeshadows AND 9 Lipsticks. All in 1 palette. This is serious make up heaven. 

5. Carli Bybel x BH Cosmetics Palette 

Created by one of my favourite Youtuber's this palette does not under deliver. If you're a highlighting goddess & love yourself some matte shades, you've found your must have palette. 

6. Olive Oil Skincare Jupiner Orange Facewash

I'm currently going through an organic & natural skin care obsession so when I received this face wash, it really rocked my socks off.  If your face is crying out for some hydrating, grab yourself this bottle of liquid gold. My skin has never been so healthy since using it! 

7. Jessup Brushes 

If you haven't read my eBay best buys, I suggest doing so (click here). If you have, then you already know how obsessed I am with my new Jessup brushes. They're cheap, they're synthetic & they're amazing. 

8. LA Girl Concealers :  Porcelain & Orange Corrector 

These concealers really stirred up a tidal wave in the Make Up community. And in a seriously good way. I bought mine for $8.99 AUD each and they knock all high end concealers out of the ball park. 

9.  Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment Shimmer

So this one may not count as it was concealed within my April Mecca Beauty Loop Box, but let me just tell you - this highlighter is craayy-zee. I beg you to try it. It seriously lights my face up like a disco ball being spun in front of the sun in outer space. 

10. Karuna Skin Clarifying Mask 

If you are following my Instagram account then you'll know how head over heels obsessed I am with face masks. I don't even need a reason to do them. My must have, go-to face masks are the Karuna Skin ones. If you're skin needs some TLC, hydration & clearing, then definitely pick up one of these! 

11. Pro Beauty Blender 

I've always been a pink fan however when I saw the black version of this life saving sponge online, I just had to try it. And thank my cotton socks I did because it was the best decision I've ever made. 

The Pro version makes the Pink one look like a try hard knock off of One Direction. Enough said. 

12. Real Techniques Dupe Brushes 

These bad boys are also mentioned in my eBay best buys post - and for a good reason. If you're not down for spending $60 AUD on 1 brush then spending $11 AUD on 7 of them will make your heart swell. Plus the quality is actually pretty damn good. 


Disclaimer: I do not own any business or personal names mentioned. All original content and attached images are © Monique Glasby Blog 2016 

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Kylie Jenner Lip Kit & Metal Lipstick 'Drugstore' Dupes

Ahh the Kylie Lip Kits. 

If you've been hiding under a rock for the past 6 months you may not know what they are. 

However if you've been strapped to your computer, furiously checking restock times and planning the next world domination then you're definitely aware of the pain and suffering that entails with purchasing one of these bad boys. 

If you have the patience of a hungry crocodile and cannot be bothered fighting with 100,000 other girls and guys around the world, then this post is the answer to your prayers. 

I give you... 

The Kylie Lip Kit AND Liquid Metal Dupes. 

And not only are they dupes, but they are also 'drugstore' priced dupes - meaning that by purchasing them you are actually saving ca$h moolah to spend on some other products that you most certainly need!

Lip Kits 

1. Candy K

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lips 'Clueless'

NYX Slim Lip Liner 'Nude Pink'

Milani Matte Lip Créme 'Adorable'

BH Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick 'Sorbet'

2. Dolce K
Colourpop Ultra Matte Lips 'Beeper'

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lips 'Teeny Tiny'

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream 'Abu Dhabi'

NYX Suede Lipstick 'Sandstorm'

LA Girl Matte Flat Velvet Lipstick 'Snuggle'

BH Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick 'Muse'

Australis Velour Matte Lip Cream 'PA-REE'

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lips 'Chi'
3. True Brown K

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lips 'Limbo'

LA Splash Lip Couture 'Untamed'

4. Koko K
Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip Midi

NYX Lip Lingerie 'Embellishment'

BH Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick 'Samantha'

Australis Velour Matte Lip Cream 'HON-O-LOO-LOO'

5. Mary Jo K
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream 'Monte Carlo'

LA Girl Matte Flat Velvet Lipstick 'Gossip'

LA Girl Matte Pigment Gloss 'Obsess'

Australis Velour Matte Lip Cream 'NY-CEE'
6. Posie K

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lips 'Clueless'

NYX Soft Matte Lipstick 'Prague'

BH Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick 'Jeannie'

Australis Velour Matte Lip Cream 'LUN-DUN'

7. Kourt K

Maybelline Colour Sensational Matte Lipcolour 'Possessed Plum'

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream 'Transylvania'

LA Girl Matte Pigment Gloss 'Blackcurrant'

BH Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick 'Icon'

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Colourpop Ultra Matte Lips 'Succulent'

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream 'Morrocco'

LA Girl Matte Pigment Gloss 'Instinct'

BH Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick 'Glory'

Australis Matte Lip Cream 'BAR-THA-LONA'


1. Reign

Milani Metal Matte Luster 'Materialistic'

2. King K

NYX Wicked Lipstick 'Mischievous'

3. Heir

Milani Metal Matte Luster 'Chromatic Addict'

LA Splash Lip Lustre 'Athena'


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