Wednesday, 2 October 2013

(Mini) ELF Haul!

So this is a rather sad haul, not only is it a relatively small haul, it is also my last from USA Shopping Affair :(

This means that I will no longer be able to buy from America, that is until I can find another service that will allow me to buy from America (sneaky me!)

It appears that the company has gone bust, and will no longer operate.

And just as I get into MAC and want to purchase from MAC America :(


The first two things I got were the new Prism Eyeshadow pallets, which are a cream to powder formulation.
I got Smoke and Sunset


They feel really nice and are easily blend-able :D

I also got a 10 pack of the new Make Up Remover Exfoliating Cleansing Clothes.

I'm obsessed with wipes, and since they were having half off, I thought why not :D

NOTE: the exfoliating side seems a bit rough, but for USD$1.50 (sale price), I'm not too worried :)
NOTE: They were insanely good to wipe of the above swatches and just my hands in general :D

The second last item is the new HD Lifting Concealer in Balancing, which is a light purple colour, meant to conceal the dark circles under the eyes.


Lastly I got the ELF Brightening Eye Colour quad in 2007 Drama
Not too exciting, this was thrown in for free when I referred three email addresses :P
I'll chuck this in my "to sell" baskets for eBay x

So that's everything!
Hope you enjoyed reading my post.

Also, does anyone know of a reputable website I can use to buy from America online?
I know it's bad but everything in Australia is ridiculously expensive.
Even ELF is at least twice as much as America :/

With love,

Rik xx

Bellabox | September 2013

So this month has been a bit crazy for me!
Went to imats for the first time (post/haul will be up soon!) and received four beauty boxes this month, I have way too many blogs I need to. Write and haven't found time to write up/post :(

But without further ado, here is my post for Bellabox for September!


This month was a jaw dropper! Bellabox seems to kick Lust Have Its bootay most months, and this month was no exception!

I believe his month was a collaboration with Cleo magazine, which is why we were given a Cleo magazine with our box!
It also might be why we received the box a little late this month (boo!)

This month we didn't receive the normal Bellabox outer box, as there was so much stuff only about two of the things were packaged in the actual Bellabox and the rest were in a bubble wrap bag, I guess this was also to accommodate the larger package due to the Cleo magazine.

For those not familiar with Bellabox, or are thinking of joining, it is a monthly beauty subscription service costing $15 per month, and you normally get 5 deluxe samples of beauty and skincare items, but some months you can get up to 8, and there's usually a surprise full sized item :D

If you would like to join, you can join here xo


Anyway, enough talking!
Let's get into it:

Super exciting pieces of paper!

Montagne Jeunesse Blemish Mud Mask RRP $3.99 10ml
We received this brand in Junes box, whichever as also insanely packed!
I don't mind receiving this again as it's a different mask.
This is also the only item that isn't full sized :O
Sample sized received: 5g ~ $2

Elegant Touch Envy Wraps - Bling Candy Drops RRP $8.99
I'm so happy I got these! Others got a tie die patterned one, but I'm more likely to wear these ones :D
I just wish I had more places to wear them :(
Damn you hospitality.
Full Sized Received

Schick Hydro Silk Razor RRP $9.99
Not sure how I feel about getting this one as I'm one of those weirdos that uses men's razors.
Women's razors just don't do it as well :/
Regardless, this seems pretty cool! And I'll be happy to give it a go :D
Full Sized (1 razor and one cartridge received) received
Among the usual jargon we usually receive in our boxes, we also got a coupon for 25% off the refill cartridge, which I think is pretty neat :D

Manicare Glam Kelly Lashes RRP $11.95
As I mentioned in a previous post, I am actually allergic to most glues and usually only brave lashes when needed, so I'm a bit wary of using these.
They do however look nice, but I'm not sure what I want to do with these ATM.
Full Sizes Received.

Footcare Gel Ball of Foot Cushions RRP $8.99
These seem oddly named, but definitely needed! Thanks Bellabox :D
Full sized received.

Garnier Ambre Solaire Natural Brozner Spray RRP $14.95
This is probably the only thing from the box I won't be using, as I don't really tan and I have a heap of tanning stuff from ModelCo I need to get through if I do happen to tan.
I will be putting this on my eBay store here.
Full Sized Received.

ASAP Pure Mineral Eye Pencil - Brown
I don't have many brown eyeliners, so this could be a nice change.
I don't seem a bit hard at first, but does soften up a bit when using.
It doesn't look brown though, it's more of a charcoal grey.
Full Sized Received

Bonus Item: Cleo Magazine RRP $6.95
I do like getting Cleo every now and then! It's a good read, we did also get an email regarding a special offer on an annual subscription and a free Kora by Miranda Kerr gift set.
Unfortunately I'm a bit poor ATM so I won't be getting it. :(

Total Value: $83.82

So this months box was crazy good value!
I loved nearly everything in is months box, and look forward to next months!


Also, I'm selling a heap of make up items on eBay.
just trying to recuperate some funds after my super fun times in Sydney at IMATS. :P

With love,

Rik xx

Lust Have It | September 2013 (x 3?)

So this was an interesting month for me, I went to IMATs for the first time, (it was AMAZING), and managed to receive four beauty boxes...?

I went downstairs to check my mail (as per usual) and saw that I had two boxes waiting for me on the stairs, this confused me a little as I had received one last week and although I had used the coupon code (MISSYOU09) to get a second box at half price, I didn't expect a third box?

As I was writing this up, I had received an email from Stef, and it turns out that I had three monthly boxes going, but I appear to have only paid for the two?
I'm still confused but will just be getting the one box from now on, as well as my Eco Box.


For those that aren't familiar with Lust Have It, it is a monthly beauty subscription that costs $19.95c a month and you get about $50-60 worth of goodies per month, unless it's a really good month, as I've gotten boxes with $100 worth of goodies not including coupons.

This month I managed to receive not one, not two, but three boxes. And I'm still not 100% sure as to why, but I think it might have something to do with my annual subscription starting too early, my normal monthly sub (which I'm attempting to end) and an offer I took up of getting a second box for $9.95c.

I've contacted Lust Have It to see what happened but for now I'm happy to received a few extra goodies :D

In all boxes we received a teaser for next months box, which we will be all receiving a Full Sized Inika Cosmetic.
I don't know much about that particular brand but I hear it's all organic and vegan friendly and all that awesome sauce.
Box 1

Super exciting pieces of paper!


Box 1:

WotNot Natural Organic Facial Wipes RRP $7.95 for a pack of 25
I was super excited to receive these as I have seen these in boxes before and always wanted to try them!
They feel really moisturising on the face and have a light scent, which is good for those (like me) that are sensitive to smells.
Sample sized received: 5 wipes ~ $1.59

Mary Kay Oil Free Make Up Remover RRP $22 110ml
I'm not sure how I feel about receiving Mary Kay in my beauty box as it's one of those mail order brands that just aren't that exciting :/.
It smells ok, but I'm concerned with when you shake it up (it's a dual formula remover) that it doesn't quite separate back very well and looks like an oil spill?
Odd way to describe it, but regardless, looking forward to trying it.
Sample sized received: 29ml ~ $5.78

L'oreal Base Magique Primer RRP $29.95 15ml
I was excited to receive this in a Bellabox last month as loreal is fairly expensive for a drug store brand, and as annoyed as I was receiving a repeat product in a rival box, I'm more than happy to have a second one (and now I have four :P)
Sample Size Received: 5ml ~ $9.98

Loreal Infallible Make Up Liquid Foundation RRP $35.95 30ml
Again, happy to receive loreal, but this is a sachet.
I'm not sure what they expect us to get out of a single use sachet.
Sample Size Received: 1ml ~ $1.19
Death to sachets.

Bioderma Seblum Foaming Gel RRP $29.95 500ml
AND Bioderma Seblum AKN RRP $24.95 30ml
The information card says or, but I seemed to get both. Whew!
I love Bioderma, I'm nearly out of the sample sized moisturiser we get in the June Bellabox and I'm sad to see it go, so I'll be keen to try this new one :)
Sample Sizes Received: 10ml ~ $0.60 5ml ~ $0.83, respectively

Baji Skincare Range
I received the Super Nutri Rescue Eye Serum RRP $39.95 15ml
I'm easily amused by the packaging! It's so fancy :D
My friend who also received the baji serum says it was a bit fiddly and possibly faulty so that's a worry :/
Mine appears to work fine though.
Full Sized Received

Lust Have It! Synthetic Precision Pencil Brush RRP $15
This is cute! We received the Kabuki brush at the start of the year/end of last year, and this is just as soft!
I love synthetic brushes, they are more hygienic and of course cruelty free.
Full Sized Received (obviously :P)

Bonus: TOM Organic Regular Tampons RRP $7.99 for a pack of 16
This is an odd edition, as we had also received this in last months Bellabox.
Yeah, not much to say about it. Haha.
It's a good brand, I do like these tampons, and I very much prefer cotton over rayon (TMI?)
Sample Sized Received: 2 ~ .99c
(But shit, it was 99c!)
(Sorry not sorry)

Total Value: $75.91


Box 2 and 3 (both identical):

2 x WotNot Natural Organic Facial Wipes RRP $7.95 25 Pack
Sample sized received: 5 wipes ~ $1.59 each

2 x Mary Kay Oil Free Make Up Remover RRP $22 110ml
Sample Size Received: 29ml ~ $5.78 each

2 x L'oreal Base Magique Primer RRP $29.95 15ml
Sample Size received: 5ml ~ $9.98 each

2 x L'oreal Nude Magique BB Cream RRP $26.95 30ml
Sample Sized Received: 1ml ~ 89c
Seriously, death to sachets.

Karpati Mask (Selection)
I received (four) of the Bio-Cellulose Anti-Age Mask RRP $240 for 6 Masks.
(According to the companies website)
I'm not sure I'm quite at that age to need anti ageing items but I suppose you can't never start too young ;)
As I received two boxes with the masks I have received four masks.
Sample Sizes received: 4 Masks ~ $160 :O

2 x GKMBJ One Minute Treatment RRP $26.95 200ml
I've received this brand before it haven't had the chance to use them yet, but this is a one minute treatment to repair damaged hair, this sounds exactly like what I need in my life.
Sample Sized Received: 30g ~ $4.05 each

2 x Lust Have It! Synthetic Precision Pencil Brush RRP $15 each
Full Sized Received

Bonus: 2 x TOM Organic Regular Tampons RRP $7.99 for a pack of 16
Sample Sized Received: 2 ~ .99c per 2 pack

Total value of both boxes: $236.56 (:O!!!)

So this month was a bit of a let down compared to Bellabox, but that was just with the first box I received, my 2nd and 3rd boxes definitely exceeded my expectations, $40 masks is crazy!

Let me know what you guys think!
I'm pretty happy with this months box, my friends are understandably jealous of my multiple boxes :P

With love,

Rik xx

Leibster Award / Tag

So this is exciting! I was nominated for the Liebster Award, which I'm not quite sure what it is exactly but it's a great way to discover new blogs with less than 200 followers.

I was nominated by the gorgeous Brodu-Soup, and I'm super excited to be a part of this tag :D

It will be a bit hard to do as my computer has gone Kaput with Ketut, so we shall see how I go using my handy dandy iPad :)

All thats needed to do is state 11 facts about myself, answer 11 questions from Brodie, create 11 questions of my own & then tag another 11 blogs!

I'm not sure if I know 11 other bloggers so I shall have to do some searching, I'm also not sure what the end result of this is? Is it there a prize?

My eleven facts about myself:

1. I turn 22 at the end of the year, and I definitely don't feel it.
I actually feel about 80 :(

2. I have a pet turtle, his names Axoloti and he's my world xo

3. I don't wear make up every day; if I cannot find the time in the morning, y'all can deal with my ugly.

4. I went to two different primary schools, 4 high schools and TAFE before finally starting Uni as a mature age student. It was an interesting journey, but a story for another time :)

5. I'm lactose intolerant, but I refuse to give up cheese and chocolate and sometimes yoghurt if I can't find alternatives. Milk however I cannot stomach. 

6. I have the weirdest allergy in the world: I'm allergic to most if not all types of glue. 
Lash glue, and band aids especially. Also stickers and sticky tape but I don't tend to find myself sticking myself to things very often. 
I do however brave false lashes on (special) occasion and obviously I do use bandaids if I can't find an alternative.

7. I've lived in more suburbs of Melbourne than I can count, before moving to Echuca when I was 10, but I refuse to say "I'm from Echuca". 
I've also since moved about 3 times since 2011, not counting moving back to places (Uni/TAFE)
I just can't stay put.

8. My favourite number is 3, and I tend to do things in 3s. It's just a perfect number.

9. I even have three favourite colours: pink, lilac and orange.

10. I have two first names, my first name is American, my middle name is Gaeilge, and my last name is technically English, but I'm actually Of Irish/Australian origin (two facts in one) 

11. My current partner is my longest relationship of currently 2 years and 2 months, the longest before that was 4 months. 


Eleven questions from Brodie:

1. Where did the inspiration for your blog name come from?

I did cover this in a recent post but I basically got the idea from a Queen song, and I also originally started a travel blog with a slighly longer title but never really posted so I ended up just ditching it.

It also pays tribute to my love of winged eyeliner.

2. If you could have any one person in the entire worlds closet and all of it's contents whose would it be & why?

Oh golly, my manager at one of my jobs is also a model and I feel weird for saying this but I love her wardrobe, and she's stunning! 

3. What's your favourite mascara?
Benefit - They're Real! 
I was legit asked if I had false lashes on while wearing it. Yeah buddy. Gonna repurchase that one!

4. Liquid or Pencil eye-liner?

Liquid! I can do a winged liner with a pencil but its just not as intense as liquid liner.
My HG is the ELF essential liquid liner, seriously, it's AUD$2, and it's amazing.

5. Where can you see yourself in 5 years time?

Hopefully finished Uni and out of McDonalds, I love my job, but it's not where I want to be.
Im studying marketing so hopefully something in that field, still figuring out exactly what I want to do.

6. What's your favourite childhood memory?

Trips to science works! Also going to see Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone, on the 9th of December 2001. I know this because I turned 10 on the 10th :P 

I was a bit of a nerdy child. Still am really. 

7. Signature Scent?

Taylor Swift - Wonderstruck or Echanted Wonderstruck <3

8. What is your favourite cruelty free brand?
Probably ELF and also ModelCo, but its really hard to know if I'm using 100% cruelty free products, especially within my budget.

9. What is your ideal night-in?

Eating Mi Goreng and watching YouTube in my pants. #Unilyf haha

10. Who is your favourite beauty-guru of all time?

I want to say Michelle Phan, but everyone says her, and I want to show some love for Australian beauty gurus and say MissTango2. 

She's gorgeous, she's so polite and professional in her videos, and she seems like she'd be a wonderful person off camera as she is on camera.

11. What's your favourite drug-store and high-end brand?

Drugstore: Maybelline. It was my first make up brand, at least from when I actually seriously started wearing it. 
High End: MAC, and I only just recently bought MAC too!
I'm so poor :(

My eleven questions:

1. Where did the name of your blog come from?
2. What three products can't you live without?
3. What is your No.1 holy grail product, and your worst, "product I regret buying" product.
4. Do you prefer high end or drug store more?
5. What was your most embarrassing make up fail?
6. First brand you ever used when you got into beauty/make up? 
7. Which beauty blogger would you most want to meet and hang out with?
8. What was the worst thing you ever received as a present (can be beauty related or just in general.)
9. What got you into make up/beauty?
10. High end or basic/budget friendly brushes/accessories? Eg. MAC vs ELF
11. Weirdest make up item you've ever found? Eg odd beauty tool.

As it is really hard to find new blogs, and I'm still only new, the 5 blogs I'm nominating are

Hey Landy:
Kate Flint:

With love,
Rik xx

Monday, 26 August 2013

IMATS 2013 Tag

I was scrolling down my newsfeed and found a video by an Australian Girl, Daynnight25, who had the IMATS 2013 Tag

Since I'm going to IMATS this year, I thought why not :D


Have you been to IMATS before? 
Nope! this is my first time 

What day/s are you going to IMATS? 
Both days :D Since I'm not from Sydney, there's not point in going just the one day.

Who are you going with? 
My mate couldn't go, so I'm going with my mumsy :D

Who are you excited to meet?
Lots of people! I'm not 100% who is going but I'm pretty excited to meet a lot of the Australian beauty bloggers.

Are you from Sydney, if not how long are you staying for? 
No I'm not from Sydney, so I will be staying two nights on the weekend.

We're leaving the Thursday night and taking an overnight train there and back to it saves us two overnight stays :D

What stalls are you excited for? 
MAC Mostly, I'm mostly just excited to go :D

Do you have a spending limit? 
I haven't worked it out yet :O
Not too much though.

What do you want to get out of IMATS?
Just the experience of being around people who like make up like I do :D

With love, 

Rik xx

Monday, 19 August 2013

The Beauty Blogger Tag

I wasn't tagged to do this, but I saw it on The Minted Beauty and since I haven't yet made an about me post, I thought I'd do this.

Hope you enjoy :)

1. Is your hair naturally curly or straight?
Curly! And Frizzy, I wont show you pictures of me when it was short, I had an afro. It was tragic.
2. What is your natural hair color?
Well, technically it's chocolate brown. I say another type of brown.
I lighten my hair every now and then and it currently has blonde streaks in it.
3. Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon?
I used to dye my hair myself (I was fire engine red for nearly two years, I miss it)
I've been every colour except full blonde, now THAT, I will do in a salon.
4. How often do you wash your hair?
My hair is thin, but I have a lot of it. I can get away with not washing it for about 3-4 days.
Any longer and I feel like singing this.
5. Do you wear the same style every day or change it?
I'm not sure if this means hair or clothes!
Hair: Lately I have, I'm growing out my fringe and badly want to change my hair style, but ATM it is just a pinned back 'coif' fringe with a bun.
Clothes: My outfits vary on my mood, I'm at Uni so I'm usually in a jeans and t-shirt kind of mood, coz ain't nobody got time for that, otherwise I'm in my work uniform.
6. Do you do your own mani/pedi or go to a salon?
If I wasn't a poor hobo Uni student, I would go to the salon, but that and due to work restrictions (I work in food), I'm unable to get a mani, so I opt for wearing nail polish on my days off :)
7. How often to you change your nail polish?
Every week! wearing the same colour would be boring.
I'm loving blue atm though.
8. Do you polish your toes in the winter, too or just in the summer?
I don't usually paint my toenails, I don't really see the point of it.
9. How long does it take to put on your makeup?
My record is 15 minutes. My friends should know by now if they want me out at a specific time, they need to give me notice so that I can put my face on.
I have very oily acne prone skin, I need my oil control and my pore minimiser, before I can worry about other things like my signature winged eyeliner.
10. What do you do first? Face or eyes?
Face, I don't get how some girls can do eyes first, then foundation, I'd just mess up my eye make up if I did that.
11. Do you “collect” makeup or just buy what you need when you need it?
I used to buy as I needed, but since I got into make up I seem to have acquired a bit of a collection. :/
12. How often do you wear false eyelashes?
I'm allergic to the glue, but I have worn them before and besides the irritation I seem to go okay, but they can be a bit daunting.
So only for very special occasions.
13. Do you do a full face of make-up every day?
Not everyday, I'm a Uni student with a part time job, so it really isn't that necessary for me to put my face on everyday.
I did used to though, I somehow thought I was brilliant for being able to put my make-up on the hour long train ride to school back in year 12.
Oh God.
14. Do you wear make-up when you are home alone (or with family)?
Sometimes if I play around with different things and new techniques I will, otherwise not really.
15. Will you leave the house without make-up?
Yes, I like my sleep and if I don't have time to put make up on, I wont.
I need to let my skin breathe anyway, so all is well :)
16. How many high end products do you have?
I don't have that much, I do have a Benefit under eye concealer and some Mac eyeliners but I do worry that they are fake (Mentioned in previous posts, there is a store in my town that sells discounted make up)
The only high end products I own are perfumes.
17. How often do you wash your makeup brushes?
Spot clean after each use, but depending on how often I use them I will deep clean them every week or so.
Oh God, also in my year 12 days and going into my first year of TAFE, I didn't even know to wash my brushes, I just threw them out when they weren't doing the job properly anymore.
(Costly mistake, in more ways than one)
18. Do you plan your OOTD every night or decide when you are getting dressed?
I usually decide when I'm getting dressed, but if I know I'm doing something important or I'm going out, I do have a mental image of what I want to wear.
19. How often do you change your handbag?
Usually once a year, I mentioned the Jenna Marbles Goo Hoarding episode in an earlier post, she said what I usually think about handbags, if I switch out my main bag too often, I'll forget my Batarang, then we'd all be screwed.
I did buy a new bag this year, but I abused my large bag too often and the straps broke under the weight of my junk. :(
20. What time do you get up & go to sleep?
At least an hour before I need to go to Uni, or enough time to get ready and catch the bus to work.
I like sleep.
I go to bed... at some point...
21. How often & when do you workout?
I detest gyms.
I do walk absolutely everywhere and I carry either a heavy backpack or my handbag, and I wanna say I do heavy lifting at work, but it's mainly boxes of fries and coffee beans, so it doesn't really count haha
22. Left-handed or Right-handed?
Right handed.
Left Footed.
I'm weird.
23. How tall are you?
I'm 168cm/5'7" (5 feet and 6 9/64 inches says Google)
24. Do you speak a foreign language?
I can barely speak English.
I can speak a few phrases in Italian, Indonesian, Irish, French etc.
25. How many pets do you have?
I have an Eastern Snake Necked Turtle, his full name is Axoloti Cabbage, but I call him Axol
And two cats, Stevie and Bunny, who live with my mum while I'm away.

Cutest little bastard.
Spawn of Satan.
Real name: Bunny Boo Boo Child

Mr Fatso himself: Stevie

26. How often are you on Blogger?
Nearly everyday, to check view counts and such.
I post maybe once a week.
27. Do you read the comments posted blogs?
I'm only new! But yes I do love receiving comments :)
28. Do you keep a list of products to try as you see other posts?
I keep a mental list, which I usually forget.
Probably a good thing.
29. How did you come up with your blog name?
I had originally wanted to write a travel blog on WordPress, but after I created the blog I stopped travelling as much.
I called is Spread Your Little Wings and Fly, after the Queen song, but had to shorten it when I came here.
It was originally meaning spreading my wings and travelling, but now its more for my winged eyeliner, as well as 'spreading my wings'.
Your was also already taken, so naturally it's now Spread Yo Wings.
30. What kind of camera do you use for photographs?
I don't have an actual camera, I'm stuck with either my iPad or my iPhone, until I can get a proper camera.
31. How often do you clean your house? (Daily, weekly, other)
We have a cleaning roster, so I have a week every 5(or 4?) weeks (house of 5 girls).
Otherwise I do just clean up after myself and as I go.
My room however....
32. What is your favorite color?
Pink, Lilac, Orange... and currently Blue.
33. What is your favorite beauty/fashion magazine?
Instyle or Vogue, but I don't normally buy or read magazines, I find them to be rather annoying to keep around and end up donating them to Vinnies.
I generally also buy them when they have free stuff ;)
34. Do you swear?
Straya kents.
35. What are you doing with the rest of your day?
Technically it's 3am, so my day hasn't started yet.
I do have a tutorial today and then a lecture tonight.