Tuesday, October 30, 2012

New Blog Pramotion- The Beauty and Lifestyle Hunter

Hey ladies, I'm just doing a shout-out for one of my favourite blog named 'The Beauty and Lifestyle Hunter'. The blog's author name is Karina and she is from Danmark. Desite she is running this blog from last few weeks, she has shared so much with her followers. You would love her shared treasures, and possibly from time to time, her not-so-favourites on beauty, fashion, trends and interior design. :)

Oh and don't forget, she's having a welcome GIVEAWAY on her blog now a days. So make sure you enter here.


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Cosmetics Sale (over 90% Off) [Author Special]

Hey Beauty Lovers,

Thank you for your love and appreciation about my blog 'Beauty Trial Portal'. I am quite thrilled and in return, have decided host a cosmetics sale for you all beauty Lovers just because I understand how much we all HEART bargains. Here is the list of goodies are available for sale.

All, products are brand new, never tested. I will offer free standard shipping.

To participate all you have to do is comment below (including product name you want to buy, your name, your email address), so I can send you email confirming your buy.

Conditions to participate:

  • This offer is only for Australian Buyers. 
  • First come first buy. 
  • No spam. Only serious participates please. 
Let's shop and don't forget to follow my blog.

Love and Lipstick,

Beauty Trial Portal.

Sale is not sponsored by any brands. All products were purchased by my own money.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Polished London Magnetic Effects-Review

Price: 12.95

What it is:  Featured nail polish

Shop it from: Selected pharmacies nationally. stocklist number: 02 8709 8800

Brand Claims:  Polished London Nail Enamel is a collection of the latest colour trends from Europe in a world-class salon formulation all at an affordable price. Polished London is confident in its products; this is why they provide their customers with a satisfaction guarantee. Offering you assurance with your nail polish, because the last thing you want is to buy the ideal nail colour and be disappointed due to poor performance! Polished London nail enamel is quick drying, has greater gloss and is chip resistant. Polished London is free from toluene, formaldehyde, camphor and DBP.

My opinion: Are you so over with crackle nail polish, can’t even stand it or simply look for something new to try? If yes, then I have a good news for you. Thankfully due to Polished London now we have a new nail polish toy to play with here in Aust, named Magnetic Effects. This product is based on newest and most buzzed tread of nail art, which was initially invented Layla Cosmetics.

Polished London Magnetic Effects has effective bottle packaging. It's sort of chunky (due to nature of product) but functional and very nicely labelled.  The top cap with attached magnet, pulls off to reveal a smaller cap and the smaller cap has build-in brush ofcourse to paint nails. The attached magnet is large enough for even the longest and widest nails. Plus, there is a lip at the base of the magnet, almost 0.5 cm tall which meant to be placed on your cuticle to balance the magnet and keep you away from denting your polish with it.

The formula of polish is surprisingly thin even though it includes the metallic particles that react to the special design in the magnet. It lays down nicely and steak-free on nails. It's so pigmented that you can easily work with one coat only. However I personally prefer two coats just to be on safe side, specially with this product because it gives you extra opportunity to test your magnet holding skills and to get better results. Here is my two coated mani. 

The only downside is that (as it's a new innovation) it requires a fair bit of practice with the magnet. However after giving a old fashioned test, I would say it's a great concept and a working product.

There are 4 shades in total as displayed below in this range. I might buy other two shades polish to complete my collection. What about you? If you own this product, I’d love to hear what your thoughts are.!
(Source: Polished London Facebook page)

Both products were sent to me for consideration. Thank you Polished London.

Love and Lipstick,
Beauty Trial Portal 

Monday, October 8, 2012

So...? Sensual Fragrance 30 ml and Sensual Body Fragrance 150 ml -Review

Price:  14.95 for 30 ml Sensual fragrance
             4.95 for 150 ml Sensual body fragrance (body spray)

What is it: Fragrance and Body Spray

Shop it from: Priceline Pharmacy, Target and selected pharmacies. Consumer Hotline: 02 8709 8800

Brand Claims:  So…? Sensual is a rich fragrance of sheer passion. With top notes of mandarin, strawberry and orange flower, middle notes of rose and red fruit, and bottoms notes of vanilla and patchouli, the fragrance captures the pure essence of a woman.

My opinion:  UK based women fragrance brand, So...? is one of the fast growing fragrance brands in Australia with over 7500 fans. It proudly offers so many tempting yet budgeted fragrances, e.g So…?(Original), So..? Eternal, So..? Exclusive, So..? Kiss me, So..? Sensual, So..? Brit, So..? Sinful and So..? Superstar. All these fragrances has its own characteristics to serve different moods of women. I was given So..? Sensual 150ml body spray and So..? Sensual 30ml fragrance bottle for consideration (Thanks to So...?).

The packaging of both products is efficient, light-weighted and easy to carry. The glass bottle of fragrance is simple yet very elegant. Brand very cleverly represents it's claim of 'the pure essence of woman' on packaging, Both fragrance box and body spray bottle has 3D image of very sophisticated and sensual lady in pink. Further instructions like, HOW-TO use, ingredients and cautions listed on the side back side of packaging for whom it may concern.
I'm normally not the one who enjoys strong floral scents, but the one who prefers more subtle fruity scents. For that particular reason, these products isn't fall but definitely winter for me. It has ultra-sensual formula that blend soft flowers scents with fruity scents to give very sweet but feminine results. You can easily sniff the synchronised scent of strawberry, red roses, orange and vanilla. As I live in fantasy world, for me these products smell like strawberry cupcakes with vanilla icing served with lots of red roses. Simply delicious and very gorgeous.

The only downside of the fragrance is that (more than likely due to the very low price), it lacks in lasting-power and seems to be short lived and faded away quickly...to avoid this, I would recommend to use the Sensual body spray along with the fragrance because body spray will enhance fragrance lasting ability and keep you fresh throughout the day.

You can visit So...? Fragrance on Facebook here and you can also signup to their website to get exclusive access to any upcoming giveaways, offers and latest news.

Love and Lipstick
Beauty Trial Portal 

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Carmex Moisture Plus Ultra Hydrating Lip Balm in Pink Sheer Tint-Review

Price: 8.95

What is it: Lip balm

Shop it from: All good pharmacies. Tube available from selected Woolworths and Safeway supermarkets. Jar & tube available from selected Coles supermarkets and selected BIG W retailers. Consumer Hotline: +61 7 54702708

Brand Claims: Carmex® Moisture Plus Ultra Hydrating Lip Balm contains shea butter, vitamin E and aloe as well as protective SPF 15. Now available in a sheer pink tint, the lip balm can protect your lips while adding a sheer hint of colour. It is easy to apply, with its sleek, slant tip.

My opinion: I am sure many of you will be familiar with the Camex brand as it's been in a market for ages. In last month Carmex introduce to us it's new family member, Carmex Moisture Plus SPF 15 Hydrating Lip Balm. It comes in two variations in Australia.

The packaging of stick itself is quite fun but there is quite lot of cardboard around the stick which would probably shout for recycling. The stick twists up to reveal very bright color balm with slanted tip for quick, easy, precise and even coverage. At first glance, Lip balm looks over the top and too bright. But once applied, it gives a lovely faint colour.

After few seconds of application, My lips feel a tingling sensation, it isn't irritating but notable. It gives nice cooling and smoothing feeling but disappear in couple of minutes. Instantly after few swipes, my lips instantly feel silkly and baby-soft. It leaves feminine tint,sheer pink colour on lips with a glossy finish. The balm lasts for hours on end and there is no need to reapply every half an hour like other balms. It has very delicious smell and SPF+ protection is great for everyday use as it protects your lips from bad sun rays.

Overall, I am fairly impressed by this balm and can say for sure that will be in my bag for quite some time, or at least for this summer.. how about you?

Love and Lipstick
Beauty Trial Portal

Australis Face-A-Holic Compact [Limited Edition] Review

Price: 19.95

What is it:  Blush, Pressed Highligher and Bronzer.

Shop it from: Priceline, Big W, Target , Kmart, Australis and Heritagebrands online site.

Brand Claims: Bringing you ultimate kit for face junkies. Your three face favorites are now combined to create an on-the-go-must-have with a jumbo mirror for those Face-A-Holics.

My opinion: It was very lucky for me to win 1 of the 25 Australis Cosmetics Face-A-Holic Compact few weeks before in their 25 years anniversary Facebook competition . Seeing the product for very first time in my mail box, I was completely overwhelmed and incredibly impressed by the size of the product I received.

The outer box packaging has quick 3 step tutorial including pictures describing HOW-TO use compact accurately. Just perfect for newcomers. The inside packaging is as simple, elegant and cleverly designed as other Australis Cosmetics. As always I am big fan of Australis Cosmetics in-built compact mirror. You'll love the fact Face-A-Holic compact jumbo mirror it's incredibly helpful to apply powders on cheeks.

This compact launched in the time of Christmas last year and therefore contains Australis cosmetics' top 3 best selling cheek products from 2011 year, rose coloured blush, a matte pressed powder and a very pretty shimmer bronzer. The texture of blush and pressed highlighter is somewhat sheer on face once blended well but it looks just perfect if you apply face primer underneath the product. I am very impressed by the velvety and shimmery texture of bronzer. It's very pigmented and has long lasting effect. I personally think it could be used as eyeshadow in the time of Spring (Bonus.!).

 No wonder why Australis Cosmetics is very reputed brand compared to other budget cosmetics brands exist in the market of Australia. I completely adore this compact as my prize. It 's so sad that this product is no longer current but if find it too tempting(just like me.!), then you can still buy similar sort of product, Face-A-Holic- Touch and Glow (compact contains Paparazzi Perfect Blush in Flash It, Pressed Powder in Deep Natural and an Illuminator) from Australis Cosmetics online store for 19.95.

Love and Lipstick,
Beauty Trial Portal