Currently Crushing On – #2

What a month August is shaping up to be!

I’ve just begun maternity leave and things have started to take off on this blog (thank you, supporters and lovely readers!), so hopefully I can invest more time on here – depending on my health. It’s been an exhausting time, but I have been spending lots of it browsing idly at pretty things I would love but can’t splurge on yet.

Just to tempt you with some pretties, here’s my list of things I’ve found around the net that I’m eyeing up. 

Junebug Eyeshadow by Sugarpill, on sale now at Gracie Lou!

Junebug Eyeshadow by Sugarpill, on sale now at Gracie Lou!

GracieLou have lots of Sugarpill (which is quite hard to get in NZ) on sale, which makes me happy. I LOVE Sugarpill and they have some gorgeous colours. Sadly, GracieLou don’t have Hysteria, my all-time favourite, in stock, but Junebug would be my second choice. I have Absinthe too, and it’s fantastic. Mine have lasted for ages, and at just $15 NZ for a 6.5gm pot, it is good quality for a reasonable price. Combined with good business ethics, and a lovely owner (Amy Doan, who is the perfect example of what a business owner should be), Sugarpill are a company I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend and to give my money to. 


Manic Panic Amplified Dye available from Sinister Boutique

Manic Panic Amplified Dye available from Sinister Boutique

Manic Panic Amplified Hair Dyes at Sinister Boutique – a great range of colours, makes me long for the days when I can have cool hair again. And I’m MOST excited that they have the new range of Manic Panic lipsticks and lip glosses (Lethal Lips), in an interesting range of colours including dark green, black and some gorgeous reds and purples. 



If you’ve got a slightly bigger budget than Manic Panic, then you might want to check out Kat Von D’s new “Studded Lips” lipstick collection. For the rest of us, hold onto your wallet! They feature 30 amazing new colours, including some incredibly beautiful and unique ones. 

Farmers have some $3 Australis Colour Inject Lipsticks and Lipglosses, and eyeshadow sets – stock will vary across all shops so have a look on their site, or go have a browse! Australis are a cruelty-free brand too, and affordably priced, so I’ve always had a soft spot for them. 

Vanilla Bloom are a great New-Zealand based online store offering beauty products that are good for your skin and the environment. They offer free shipping with orders as low as $25, AND currently have a 10% off discount code too (promo code is BIRTHDAY, expires Sunday 10th August 2014). I’ve got my eyes on so many things there, including the lovely Organic Surge Peach Shower Gel. 

The new Whittakers Hundreds and Thousands chocolate seems to be a real love/hate kind of thing, but I have to say I’m loving it! Sorbet have just released a limited edition cupcake soap inspired by it – it looks so beautiful! I don’t think I could trust myself to buy one, I’d probably attempt to eat it. 


I STILL haven’t tried EOS Lip Balms, but Martha’s Backyard (an American importer) have them for just $8.50 so I really must get go ahead and get one at some stage soon, there’s no excuse really.

If you have, or know of, a fabulous new product that I need to know about, don’t hesitate to let me know! I’m a total magpie, and love knowing about what’s new. I’m probably going to be on a “no-buy” til my boy turns 18, but I love to window shop, and spread the word about cool new stuff. 

Want more eye candy? Check out my list of July ‘Currently Crushing On’s



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