Essie's Lollipop

My favourite shade of red nail polish

Can you tell I'm excited about this one?

To my surprise it was 50% off at Priceline. Should've bought picked up Mint Candy Apple.

D'oh!

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 :)

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 :)

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter

Ahoy! On one of my random offshoot ventures on the way home from work I zipped by Priceline.  And wouldn't you know, they now carry the much sought after Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters.  I swooped in like a vulture targeting it's next meal.  I played, I smelled (sugary sweet vanilla) and even got a little on my hand - silly shopper smushed the lippie into the cap.

Lucky for me, I got there just before they closed and it just so happened their 20% off sale on cosmetics was wrapping up for the day.  Colour me happy!

Review and swatches to follow later this week.