Can you tell the difference? OCC's NSFW versus Australis Pout Paste

OCC's NSFW (left) and Australis' Pout Paste in Love Bites (right)

OCC's NSFW (left) and Australis' Pout Paste in Love Bites (right)

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The first three people to guess correctly will win Australis' Pout Paste in a colour of his or her choice!

Be sure to vote and leave a comment below for your reasoning :)

Have you ever tried OCC's Lip Tar or Australis' Pout Paste?

**Update**

The giveaway is officially closed. Congratulations to Rachel, Emma & Jaci!

The Rules:

  • Enter to win (1) tube of Australis' Pout Paste. Estimated prize value is $12.95 AUS per winner.
  • How to enter – leave a comment below and vote.
  • This giveaway is open to adults aged 18 years and older and limited to Australian Residents only.
  • I will happily accept entries through Friday, 31 May 2013 by no later than 11:59 PM local time.
  • Serial giveaway entrants need not apply.

Take this waltz: Australis' Colour Inject Mineral Lipstick

Australis Colour Inject Lipstick in Honky Tonk, Salsa and Samba

Australis Colour Inject Lipstick in Honky Tonk, Salsa and Samba

Last month during Priceline's Australis sale I picked up a couple of their eye and lip products. Today I've got three of their Colour Inject Lipsticks to show you, Honky Tonk, Salsa, and Samba. I love how Australis named their Colour Inject lip products after dances! I'm a total sucker for anything with a cute name.

Australis Colour Inject Lipstick label
Swatches of Australis Colour Inject Lipstick in direct sunlight (from left to right) Honkey Tonk, Salsa and Samba

Swatches of Australis Colour Inject Lipstick in direct sunlight (from left to right) Honkey Tonk, Salsa and Samba

Swatches of Australis Colour Inject Lipstick in natural light

Swatches of Australis Colour Inject Lipstick in natural light

Honky Tonk is a nude pink shade with a creamy finish.

Salsa is bright medium pink with a creamy finish.

Samba is a mauve-y pink with a creamy finish.

The lipsticks were all comfortable to wear, but if my lips are extra dry or flaky, the lighter shades (Honky Tonk and Salsa) are not very forgiving and highlight any dry spots. They do have a faint "lipstick smell" reminiscent of the lipsticks my mother owned in the '90s, but the smell doesn't linger or bother me. The colour is buildable and takes a couple of swipes to achieve full opacity. They last about 4-6 hours on me and also leave behind a bit of a stain after the sheen wears away.

Bare and Honky Tonk
Salsa and Samba

The lipsticks do contain SPF 15 (although it's not written on the packaging or the website -- I saw it written on the display at Priceline and even emailed Australis' customer service to double check). This is a huge plus for me since I usually wear a clear SPF lip balm underneath my lipsticks; with these I can skip that step.

I highly recommend these lipsticks. I love the fun names, the wide number of shades available and the fact they contain SPF 15.

You can purchase these (18 shades in total!) for $12.95 at Priceline, Kmart, Big W and select pharmacies. Keep an eye out on Australis' Facebook and Twitter page for any information about sales.

Australis is cruelty free :)

Christmas Inspired Mani

Christmas mani

Christmas mani

Christmas is nearly upon us! I love painting my nails for holidays and other special events and I decided to do a Christmas manicure. The more I look at my nails, the more I can see it also working for a Chinese New Year manicure (it reminds me of the red envelopes that children receive!) I used two coats of Essence's Nail Polish in 01 Snow White from the Snow White collection topped with one coat of Australis' Nail Glitter Top Coat in Eureka.

Snow White has a flat, wide brush that I'm not yet accustomed to using; I made quite the mess around my nails and cuticles. The formula was good -- it was almost opaque in one coat, but had a bit of a visible nail line so I decided to paint on a second coat. The finish on its own is quite shiny and almost looks like a jelly polish but isn't as sheer as other jelly polishes. Eureka was easy to apply; it wasn't thick and distributing the glitter particles evenly was not a problem.

Essence's Snow White

Essence's Snow White

Australis's Eureka

Australis's Eureka

I purchased Snow White from Target for $2.62. Essence is available at Target as well as select Priceline stores.

I purchased Eureka from Priceline (on sale) for  $4.95 (full priced it is $7.95). Australis is available at Target, Priceline, Kmart, and Big W.

Both Essence and Australis are cruelty free :)

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Australis sale at Priceline

Australis Priceline Sale

Australis Priceline Sale

Priceline is currently having a sale on Australis products - buy one, get one free for all eye and lip products until 17 Dec 2012. I thought it would be a great time to try some Australis products and picked up a couple of items to do a complete eye and lip look. I haven't gotten a chance to play with everything yet, but here are some swatches in case anyone is interested in the same products I am..

Australis swatches in indirect sunlight

Australis swatches in indirect sunlight

Australis swatches in direct sunlight

Australis swatches in direct sunlight

Australis products

Australis products

Eyeshadow Primer, 10HR Wear Pencil in Bombastic Bronze, Brow Pencil in Light Brown, Colour Inject Lipstick in Salsa, Multi Mega Lash Mascara, Paparazzi Perfect High Definition Eyeshadow Compact  in A-Lister Sista (on the compact it says "Sista" but on both Priceline's and Australis' websites, it says "Sister").

Did anyone haul anything? Or do you have any recommendations?

Australis is cruelty free :)