Korean Skincare Samples – Winner Announced, And An Update

The winner of my recent giveaway, Angela B C, has been emailed! Congrats, I will send them out as soon as I’m able.

Not trying to make excuses, but life really is quite hectic right now. This is a very busy and exciting time, getting ready to build a whole new life in a big city. I love change and chaos, I find it keeps life interesting. This will be an amazing opportunity to do something different, and I can’t wait to see what it brings us. I probably won’t have internet for the next few weeks or so, and I’ll be pretty damn busy too, so I’ll see you (well, not literally) later in March.

When I return, I have planned…

– a review or two of Notoriously Morbid makeup

– another giveaway!

– a post about my first Iherb mini-haul (this is my affiliate link, if you click this and order, I get a small percentage from the sale to support my blog, thank you!)

– a post about my first Beauty Joint haul

– plus the Mizon Snail Repair review I’ve been meaning to get photos for soon!


February Giveaway – Korean Skincare Samples!



My new Rafflecopter giveaway has begun, and is going for 2 weeks! Due to being busy with my move, please forgive me if I’m slow to send out the prize or announce winner, might be without net for awhile.

Click here to visit my Rafflecopter page and enter – it’s quick and easy! 

A great chance to try some different Korean skincare products.

You will get samples of:

– Bottle samples of Missha Misa Gold Snow Toner and Emulsion

– Bottle samples of Missha Super Cell Moisturiser and Snail Moisturiser

– Sachet of Missha Super Aqua Cleansing Foam

– Sachet of TonyMoly Luminous Aura CC Cream

– Sachet of Missha Gold Snow Radiance Jin Essence

New Zealand only, due to postage, I’m really sorry! I would love to have an international one in the future. Please spread the word about this giveaway, the more entries the better (plus if I know people like ’em, I’ll be more likely to host another one in future). 😉

Bossy Cosmetics Brush Cleaning Set Review

This year I made it my goal to try to use brushes, and clean them more often. Well, today is the first day of February (it WAS when I started this review) and I’ll be honest – this is the first time I’ve gotten around to using my Bossy Brush Cleaning set! So much for ‘once a week’ like I should be using them.


Anyway, I received a Brush Cleaning Pad and Brush Cleaning Shampoo from Bossy Cosmetics to review, and I definitely would recommend them to anyone wanting to ‘brush up’ on their makeup application. I reviewed their brush set last month, and now I suggest buying the cleaning equipment to go with it. No, you don’t need fancy brush cleaning equipment but hell yeah does it make the process more enjoyable and easier!



The Shampoo is nice, and I think a little would go a long way. Personally I thought it smelled a bit too strong, and the Vanilla/Coconut scent was too coconutty for me since I don’t like coconut much, but it isn’t unpleasant at all!


The brush cleaning process is simple (honest disclaimer – the white brushes in the photo are from my lovely Bossy set, the black ones are ones I was using before discovering Bossy!).

Take your brushes and wet them with warm water. Put some Bossy Brush Shampoo on the pad, and run the brushes across it, lathering them up. You can use other brush shampoos, but I imagine the Bossy one will give the best results, it really did work awesomely for me! There are all kinds of cleaning pad out there, with ribs and grooves to give your brushes the ultimate in pleasure, and I haven’t used any others so I can’t compare. Once you’ve shampooed the brushes, rinse them thoroughly under warm water, then leave them to dry. Lie them down on an angle, not standing up, to dry – I positioned mine carefully on top of the cleaning pad and left them in a safe place in the kitchen for a few days, much to my husbands dismay.

I don’t think I’ll EVER commit to washing my brushes once a week. But I WILL be washing them much more regularly and taking better care of them, and the Bossy products are the perfect way to do so.  I am grateful to have had the chance to try them, and I would spend my own money on them as well.  They are currently on sale for just $20, so grab them while you can!

The lovely ladies at Bossy Cosmetics provided these for free for review. This is an honest review, and all opinions expressed are my own. I received free product, and no financial compensation, for the purposes of this review. 

NYX sale at Cherry Culture – and an announcement!

Cherry Culture are having a fantastic sale on NYX! This is the perfect time to stock up – unless you’re on a No-Buy like me.  NYX lipsticks are as little as $2.50 US, and there are 10 pages of sale stock… it’s beauty browsing heaven!

It sucks that I can’t buy anything this time, but it’s for a good reason – we’re moving town! Not only that but I’ll be finally able to start a small home business I’ve been dreaming about for awhile, as well as developing the blog. The best thing is I’ll be able to stay home with my beautiful baby – I never envisioned myself as a “stay at home mum”, but I’m going to make the most of it for the next few years. This is a fantastic opportunity to make my little business dream come true, and work on some other projects too.  Life is so busy and exciting right now, this is going to be an incredible year.  February and March will be a quiet-ish time on the blog but hang around, because I’ll be back with a vengeance! 🙂

Today I received a few more goodies from the lovely Notoriously Morbid, which I will be reviewing soon, and I am nearly ready to publish my review of Bossy Cosmetics awesome Brush Cleaning Set (spoiler alert – I freakin’ love it), as well as one of Mizon’s All in One Snail Repair Cream.  My draft box is getting pretty full! I’ve also made my first purchases from Iherb and Beauty Joint, so I do have lots to catch up on.

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