Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Down the Rabbit Hole

Any products you have fallen down the rabbit hole with or want to inspect a little closer?
Leave a comment and take us for a trip down your rabbit hole so we can all take a closer look at your favourite or curious product!
(keep it clean people)

Monday, July 31, 2017

Curious? Take a Peek...

Curious about Lipsense? So was I. It was not a brand I had heard of, but I thought it my duty as a Curious blogger to find out more. I mean, the answer to the dirty lipstick ring on the coffee cup conundrum? Of course I was curious!

I did not fall down this rabbit hole thinking that I would end up a distributor. Been there, done that, got numerous T-Shirts. I like variety in my cosmetics, despite what my blog might be called! Hence the disclaimer : Other Cosmetic Dalliances! After asking a few of the hard questions, I thought, why not?, drank the potion and opened the door to another Wonderland.

Now, everybody knows I am a die hard M.A.C girl, but I could see the sense in this product. Getting through meetings with no stained coffee cups and the remnants of lipstick stain looking like fruit punch mouth was not something I could ignore. Then there's the dollars and sense in the equation - if I only had to buy one tube of lipstick for every three or four of a regular tube? I would be Tweedledum not to sit up and pay attention.

Now are you curious? Head over to my Facebook page Curious Cosmetics where you can fall down the rabbit hole with me.

Curious Cosmetics

Monday, March 6, 2017

AllisonWonderland and the Search for Kabuki Magic

Monday, 27 February 2017

Pleasantly surprised to open up the MAC Cosmetics page in iPad browser to find the huge new cosmetics collection, including the long coveted Kabuki Magic dazzleshadow quad, now available for purchase in Australia.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017. Around 1.30pm , MAC Myer Melbourne

Somewhat disappointed to find that the collection is not available in store until Monday 6 March 2017.

Monday, 6 March 2017 1.00pm. Work Desk

Bubbles of excitement in the tummy whilst putting together my wallet with MAC vouchers saved up from Christmas in anticipation of the Kabuki Magic collection. Plus 10% off at Myer, what MAC enthusiast could ask for more?

Monday, 6 March 2017 1.15pm, MAC Myer Melbourne

Terribly disappointed to discover that the shipment from the warehouse has been delayed, and the collection will not be available until tomorrow, or worse, Wednesday. MUA suggests checking with David Jones next door. Unfortunately the little bubble of hope is rapidly popped. David Jones Melbourne is not carrying the collection. At all.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017 1.05pm, Work Desk

Call placed to MAC Myer Melbourne to ascertain the whereabouts of the Kabuki Magic Collection. Even more disappointing news that the shipment is further delayed and may not be received until the end of the week. Check 10% off voucher to make sure it doesn't expire at the end of the week. It doesn't. One piece of good news I guess. And that I didn't make the trek down to Bourke Street in the hot and stuffy tram and waste my time again.

Stay tuned for more updates on the hunt! Don't know what Kabuki Magic is? Go to http://www.maccosmetics.com.au

Wednesday, 8 March 2017 1.30pm, MAC Myer Melbourne

I entered the Cosmetics department with trepidation and steeled myself for more bad news. I couldn't see any magic happening and was afraid my visit would again be futile. Until... I rounded the corner and there it was. I had found my magic and it was beautiful.


Sunday, November 13, 2016

13 Nutcracker Sweet Minutes (feat. Puss Puss, a horse and Lily & King)

Finally the day came that I gathered my courage to pull out my coveted Nutcracker Sweet Pink kit, I mean, look at the lengths I had to go to get it, I didn't want a greasy fingertip near my crown jewel. But there is a time for everything and on Saturday the sun was out, the horsies were out, the puss was out and I decided to take my lipgloss kit out into the limelight.

This kit is everything and more. As I think I mentioned before, the kit is marketed as a mini, but the lipglosses are actually bigger than the standard size! I really shouldn't have told you that. Now I probably won't be able to get my hands on another. Yes, I am that selfish when it comes to makeup. Anyway, back to the subject at hand. There are 3 Cremesheen glasses and one Dazzleglass. The lightest colour I would probably use over a lippy but the others definitely stand their ground. They are vibrant, bold and packed with pigment. Come and take a further look down the rabbit hole with me...

Check out the awesome packaging!

Nutcracker Sweet Pink Lipgloss Kit

Nutcracker Sweet Pink Lipgloss Kit

L to R : Fashion Scoop, Rags to Riches, Charm, Twirling
Charm Cremesheen
Twirling Cremesheen Glass

Rags to Riches Dazzleglass

Fashion Scoop Cremesheen Glass

L to R: Fashion Scoop, Charm, Twirling, Twirling overlaid with Rags to Riches, Rags to Riches
Do you need any more convincing?? That's four lipglosses for the price of something like 1.5!! Plus, this on is online exclusive, so you won't find it in store.

Just for the fun of it, here are a couple of photos of the Peach Face compact, with an extra dimension skinfinish in Tutu and blush in At Dusk:
Top : Tutu (pale white peach)  Bottom: At Dusk (warm rose)

And I think our 13 minutes are up!