Tuesday, 25 June 2013

NEW START; moving to a new blog!

With a new computer comes a new blog!

I haven't been active in the blogging community for 8 months, so I thought I would make a fresh start with a new blog. Pastel Rainbows will no longer be active, but will still be available to look back at and cringe.

I'm starting Jaunty Beauty because google reader will soon be gone and I will lose my followers there probably isn't any left  ... and I just want to make a new cool blog... 
Thanks to those who followed me here :D 

SO TO NEW BEGINNINGS! *raises imaginary glass*

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Mr. Bright Review

For my birthday last month I received the Finding Mr. Bright kit from Benefit! This is my first taste of Benefit cosmetics... since it super expensive over here and I've never been able to justify spending $50+ on tint or blush. This kit is $45 I believe... which actually isn't that much more from the US at $35 or so. I guess I am just really cheap.

Sorry for the blur :(

The kit includes Girl Meets Pearl Liquid Pearl 5ml, Erase Paste in 02 3.2g, Posie Tint lip and cheek stain 4ml and High Beam enhancer 2.5ml.

Everything is a nice travel size... and let's me test out some of the products before actually purchasing them. Though don't benefit sometimes give out some of these as actual samples?? Not quite sure..

Sorry again for the crappy photos! Just some swatches of them under natural light and with flash.

My thoughts?

Girl Meets Pearl
This is something I would wear only if I was going out clubbing XD It is a peachy golden shimmery colour that can be used lightly over the face or as a highlighter. I like it because it gives a dewy glow to the skin, however it can be difficult to blend sometimes! Not an everyday go to for me, but still lovely :) I wouldn't repurchase as I have other highlighters that I can use... since I rarely use them anyway.

A lovely milky pink! I have a similar tint from the Face Shop so I knew I would love it. It blends okay... since it does dries quite quickly, so it takes some getting used to. The colour gives a nice natural flush to my pale skin and a hint more colour to my lips! I wouldn't repurchase this... since a lot of Asian brands have similar products for much much cheaper.

High Beam
My favourite of the bunch! It is a lovely satiny pink high lighter that suites my pale skin really well! IT isn't over the top with shimmer, so I love using it in the inner corner of my eyes to give a pop and draw attention to them. I may repurchase this, especially if the price was right :D

Erase Paste
I was a bit scared at first since it is in a shade that looks too dark for me... however it applies well on my face. It is a bit thick... but then again it is a paste! However I find it creases in the lines and is sometimes difficult to blend. Not my favourite concealer, but not the worst either. It does the job of removing some of my dark circles! I would like to try the lighter colour... but probably wouldn't buy it again.

Altogether it is a lovely set! I think it is suited for fair skinned girls, as the colours are a lighter alternative to other high lighters and what not! It has made me enjoy using Benefit, so I hope to get more when I have the money! I am thinking of buying off the website since the prices are in US dollars and shipping is free internationally if the order is over $125... which would be totally worth it since I could probably buy twice as much for that amount as I could here!

What is your favourite Benefit product? Anything you think I should try?? Let me know!

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bar Review

Today I will be doing a very short review on the Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bar! Tony Moly is one of my favourite Korean cosmetic brands because of it's cute and bold packaging, as well as it being inexpensive!
I purchased these glosses off ebay, 2 for $10 (usually found on ebay for $5-6 each) with free shipping and they are available in 9 different shades. On the left is 03 Juicy Apple and right is 04 Juicy Cherry!

I think we all know why what drew me to these products! BUNNYS!!! They are the cutest things on my makeup shelf.
The packaging is a normal balm, you wind it up and down to dispense the product. I have found one of them can't wind down anymore so I have to push it back... which is annoying, but I have to do that with a lot of cheaper blams anyway that I own, so I'm used to it.
 Each colour smells like the fruit it is named after, but it is light and not overpowering at all.

top: without flash bottom: with flash
left: juicy cherry right: juicy apple

My thoughts?
I love them! They are a great mix of a balm and gloss. A balm that makes your lips softer and smoother, while adding a nice flush of colour. 
I have found it doesn't last a really long time... maybe 2 or so hours before it comes off. However, it does leave a slight tint on the lips well after the rest of the product is gone. Good for everyday wear to add a bit of colour and shine!

There isn't much more to say... it is just a really nice simple product that works really well. They don't taste bad, they are cheap, not sticky at all and they give your lips colour, which is all I look for!
The only downside is they are hard to get a hold of... but that's what I get for loving Asian cosmetics :(

Have you seen these before or tried them? What did you think? Let me know! :)

Tuesday, 18 September 2012


So it was my birthday the other week, and I thought I would share the presents that I received!
I was a bit spoilt... I didn't expect anything at all!

Here's what I got:

*Benefit Finding Mr Bright Set My first ever Benefit product because it is super expensive here!!
*Revlon ColourStay Quad Eyeshadow
*Rimmel Glam Eyes HD Quad Eyeshadow
*K Palette 1 Day Tattoo Liquid Eyeliner
*Tony Moly Tony Tint in Cherry Pink reviewed here
*Dolly Wink Eyeliner Pencil in Black
*Essence Ready For Boarding Eye shadow Palette
*Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara
*Essence Get Big Lashes! Volume Curl Mascara
*Rimmel Extra WOW Lash Mascara
*Rimmel Scandal Eyes Mascara
*Holika Holika Petite Aqua Jelly BB Cream
*Rimmel 1000 Kisses Lip Balm and Stain  review here
*Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bar in Juicy Apple and Juicy Cherry
*Revlon Lip Butter in Brown Sugar
*Etude House Cherry Tint
*Ulta3 nail polish in Orchid, Sunset Pink and Hollywood
*The Face Shop polishes in.. pastel colours? 
*Revlon Polish in Popular
*Rimmel Polish in Hot Shot.

I am so thankful for all the presents... Everyone knows me so well! And everything will go to great use :D

Tell me if you want any reviews on the products! I'm open for suggestions!

My next review will be on these cuties!

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Tint it!

Oh goodness, I am so so sorry. I haven't posted in over a month... almost 2!! I'm not going to make up an excuse...I was just super lazy and didn't feel like it :(
BUT I AM BACK! For who knows how long... I have a few new products so that means a few reviews at least :)

It was my 20th birthday yesterday, and with that came celebrations and presents! However, I was sick. Really really sick. A mix of drinking a bit more than I should and the beginning of Spring gave me a killer sore throat and stuffed nose! I am feeling a bit better now though~ and I got some presents that I love :3

People who know me know that I love Lip tints. Give me lip tints over lipstick or lipgloss anytime. I think it is because I am super lazy at constantly re-applying, so I like tints for their long wear. 
I received two new ones for my birthday to add to my collection!

The Rimmel Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses Lip Tint and Balm in 300 Perpetual Plum (long name is long) and the Tony Moly Tony Tint in Cherry Pink.

I bought the Rimmel one out of interest from Priceline... it has only just been released in Australia (WHY SO LATE?!) and it was a cheap alternative to the Revlon and Maxfactor ones I had seen. It was something like $10.  The Tony Moly tint is off ebay, since it is a Korean brand. It is easily available all over ebay for less than $10.

Sorry I am not using my lips in the photo since it's hard to test two tints at a time because of the staining, and also my lips and face are realllly dry from being sick :( Hands will have to do!!

Above is the Tony Moly tint (left) and Rimmel tint (right) when first applied. 

The Tony tint is very watery, it looks almost like ink in the packaging. You can see it applies with a strong pinky/red colour and goes on really smoothly to the lips, as the colour is spread evenly through its light consistency.

The Rimmel tint uses a design shaped like a felt tip pen...and applies just like one. I felt like I was colouring in my lips bit by bit. From what I have read, it is difficult to get a strong colour payout and I had this problem. It felt as though the the tip was drying up, so applying the colour was harder and more time consuming, as well as making it harder to have even colour.

This was around 40 seconds after applying. If I had left it a bit longer the colour would have stained almost completely :P

I am too lazy to write more... T_T I am sorry. I will just sum up some of the pros and cons of each.

Tony Tint:
  • Easy to apply, strong colour, dries quickly, cheap, can see how much product you have used, long lasting and smells nice.
  • Can over apply colour easily, doesn't taste mouth friendly :P

Rimmel Tint:
  • Lovely colour payout, has a balm on the end for moisturising, available in many colours, fast drying and long lasting.
  • Hard to apply, less colour payout, drying without balm and can't see how much product you have used.

Overall both work well for what they are, a lip stain/tint. They both last a few hours (from what I can remember... I was drinking when I wore them ><). However, I find the Tony Tint is a lot more reliable, as well as inexpensive. The rimmel just may have a few too many annoying cons that out shine the pros.

Have you tried any of these Tints?? What did you think?? Also, what is your favourite tint you have used?? LET ME KNOW! I love tints soo much :3