A blog all about beauty from a New Zealander; you'll find skincare, makeup, nails and hair care. From one beauty obsessor to another. On cassandramyee.com you'll find a lot of beauty talk, with reviews, hauls, tips, trick, you name it. There might also be the odd lifestyle ramble thrown in there too.
I am a little behind on my monthly bellabox* unboxing so I will be posting both March and April quite close together. I still wanted to share the March box even though you can no longer get it as it gives you an idea of the variety of brands you can receive from this subscription box service. Read More >>
I have been pretty slack when it comes to getting these Empties posts up, and even though it is nearing the end of April I still want to share my thoughts on all of these products. I find reviews of people's empty products the most helpful as they should have a pretty clear idea of how the product worked for them and if they'd use them again. So without further ado, here are my thoughts on a whole bunch of beauty products.
I realise that Valentine's Day is very much over, but I still wanted to share this gorgeous essie Valentine's Day Collection* with you all as it's still available in New Zealand stores and really we should be celebrating love every day! I don't think I've ever seen essie do limited edition designs on the bottles themselves, so this collection is a super unique one and if you are an avid essie fan, it is one you won't want to miss.
I've introduced the luxury organic skincare brand Vestige Verdant on my blog before back in November 2017; it was my first experience trying their products and you can read more about them here. Since then, they have been expanding the brand further with new products being added to the line; the Pure Brilliance Micellar Cleansing Water, the Absolute Hydrance Day Cream and the Complete Recovery Night Cream. The new products are welcomed additions and are ones that I am sure a lot of people would love to add to their skincare regime.
It has been a while since I have done an old school haul post, so I thought I would share a few things I have acquired over recent months and share my thoughts on them as I have been using them over this time. Even though I am lucky to get sent a variety of different products to try, I still love buying beauty and makeup products and always get a thrill when I peruse the beauty isles (both online and in stores!)
The latest bellabox has just arrived at my door and should be on its way to all the subscribers too! The February box is themed 'Sun Kissed' and contains some exciting brands that haven't been included before. Read More >>
Back in March last year I reviewed the Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lips*, and now they've released a brand new Satin formula of the same line with a bunch of shades available. I was kindly sent the full range of shades that are available here in NZ to try out and swatch for your all.
I have always loved affordable makeup, of course, I love luxury products but my bank account doesn't, so I tend to always go for the 'drugstore' brands. In all honesty, I think some of these brands have some stand out products, and they definitely shouldn't be overlooked. Designer Brands is what I would classify as a 'drugstore' brand that is sold in pharmacies here in New Zealand and Australia. It's an Australian brand and has been around for ages! Their range is vegan and cruelty-free and basically, all of the products are under $30, if not under $20. They recently released some new eyeshadow palettes* and liners* that are well worth checking out.
A brand new essie* collection is hitting shelves now and this one has blown me away. Inspired by New York, the Fall 2018/19 Collection contains a range of super unique shades in creams and metallics. New York is at the very top of my travel wishlist so this collection already gets a huge tick from me.
In October last year, I wrote a post simply titled 'Losing My Blogging Mojo'. I don't think I planned to publish it nor did I have the guts too, but it was more of a cathartic brain dump for me. Now it's 3 months later and I found the post in my drafts and reading it just made me feel a little sad for myself. At the time of writing I wasn't feeling my blog at all, but now it's 2019 - I've redesigned my site and I feel SO much more motivated to get back into this and really give it my all (or as much as I can while still keeping a good balance). I am so glad I feel as those I have a bit of my mojo back.