Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Do These Makeup Tools REALLY Work? - TRENDING - #RivetReview

There are always some kind of "revolutionary" tools that become available, often sprouting as fads that fizzle out into oblivion, but some are successful and game-changing. We all know those little beauty hacks, such as using household items to do perfect winged liner; but then there are tools that are made specifically for the task, like the original Beauty Blender sponge – the most popular tool for applying foundation, based off the old faithful, disposable makeup triangles. 

In today's post, I will be testing out some tools I picked up that are meant to make applying (and removing) makeup easier. But do they *REALLY* work?

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

L'Unico Luxury Skincare: Product Range + Press Launch

It's rare that I get to trial the highest of the high-end products, mostly because I could never afford anything of this kind. What sets L'unico apart from the rest of the Luxe echelon of skincare (think La Mer or Sisley Paris, $400 for a jar of cream) is that it is not coming out of a luxe beauty house in France, but from a small business based in Sydney's south.

L'unico flat lay.

L'unico is your high-end, luxury formulation, designed by Sutherland Shire based compounding pharmacist, Magdy Sedrak, who has been working on bespoke formulations catered to his clientele from his laboratory in Miranda. I think I can just stop here and say, career goals.

Monday, May 15, 2017


I only deal with cruelty free brands, so I omit a lot of brands on the basis of animal testing (such as for sales in China), but there are also brands that are cruelty free that have had enough drama to put me off ever buying/repurchasing or endorsing the products on my blog. I had been following the Oh Dear Doe Deere Tumblr (and forums) for a few years, and the amount of brands that come up as dodgy definitely put things into perspective.

I'm open.

I have purchased from some brands that have recently been under fire for dodgy practices, but I won't mention them because of their previously clean track record, but I have recently been gifted some products from questionable brands that I would never have otherwise purchased or accepted as PR samples. I'm here to set the story straight and test out these products behind the controversy for quality and hype factor.

Friday, May 12, 2017

#RivetEmpties Week - LUSH EMPTIES & PURGE - January To April Empties!

Welcome to #RivetEmpties Week!

Day 4

Today is an ultra special day, because I am going through a bunch of Lush products. I found a heap at the back of my bathroom cupboard, and decided that there needs to be a special "purge". Well, I can at least trade in a few for face masks!!!

Items that are being purged were ones I found in the cupboard.
Some of the the purge items were empty, or I used them to store other items.
And of course, the empties used up between January and April will be clearly stated!


Thursday, May 11, 2017

#RivetEmpties Week - HAIR & BODY - January to April Empties!

Welcome to #RivetEmpties Week!

Day 3

I'm not huge on body products, I mean, I hardly take care of the skin on my body as well as I do my face. My hair is also neglected a lot, so I live off dry shampoo. Now that I have chopped most of it off, I won't be using much product either, so this will probably be the last separate category for Hair & Body.


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

#RivetEmpties Week - MASKS AND TREATMENTS - January to April Empties!

Welcome to #RivetEmtpies Week!

Day 2

Today is all about the masks and treatments. I went through several sheet masks, hydrogels and such. There are so many to choose from that can treat any condition you can think of!


Monday, May 8, 2017

#RivetEmpties Week - SKINCARE - January to April Empties!

Welcome back to #RivetEmpties week!

Day 1

Over a period of a few months, anything between 3 and 6, I collect all the products I use up in that period (or products that go rancid) and do a theme week to show what I have managed to use up! This week will only have four posts, as I'm not really purging anything, so we'll start off with our week's favourite, SKINCARE!


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Touch In Sol IN THE SKIN RENOVATION BB Cream - #RivetReview

I'm not sure whether the market was just saturated with Western ideas of KBeauty, with most of the big players offering some kind of product, and many of the cruelty free brands not doing it very well, that it took until KBeauty brands became mainstream amongst Westerners to actually find a BB Cream that I REALLY LIKE!

Touch In Sol In The Skin Renovation BB Cream.

Touch In Sol has been mentioned many times on my blog, but it is now going to be the star of the show.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Winter Goth - Beauty & Fashion Essentials

The weather is cooling down and we rejoice. I am staying indoors more often, but it's a relief that I can sleep with a blanket on and not wake up in a pool of sweat. This is also the time of year where I get more pain and fatigue, but it takes nothing out of my dark heart.

Rivet Licker's Winter Goth Beauty & Fashion Essentials

It's already May, and the heat waves seem to have finally died down, so it's on with the jackets and the deep leafy browns. Surely, I am not into Steampunk subculture, so I don't own any brown clothing, however, my face WILL wear shades of brown. Black is still a major player, but with the cool winds upon us, there are many cosmetic changes that need to be made.