This post has been a long time coming! When I first started on this skincare journey, I struggled a lot with finding a good sunscreen that didn't break me out. I grew up in a time when sunscreen was disgusting and not cosmetically elegant (See Labmuffin's posts - she's amazing). And getting older meant more sun-damage … Continue reading The Search for Sunscreen
If you follow me on Instagram (@sithrunz) you may have seen this gem of a product I found at The Warehouse (I see that countdowns in some areas stock this too but not in my local one). The first impressions were given in the Insta post. To recap, it had no white residue, no harsh … Continue reading PANTENE | Dry shampoo – a mini review
I just had the opportunity to finally get my hands on The Ordinary Foundations - The coverage foundation and the serum foundation. I know one of them was around for a while and the other is quite new. However, they both go out of stock pretty fast and therefore, I know many of you have not … Continue reading THE ORDINARY| Foundations review
I am so stoked to finally get my hands on the Morphe x Jaclyn Hill collaboration. this palette a few weeks ago. It was a little hard to get hold of it on the Morphe website because, you know, they sell out really quick. The first release was gone within hours (I actually woke up … Continue reading MORPHE|Jaclyn Hill Palette
The day I heard that Wet ' n Wild (WNW) is coming to Farmers, New Zealand (it was available before via online retailers like La Femme Beauty, but Farmers has a full display and affordable prices), I had to check them out at my nearest Farmers store. For the makeup lovers, WNW needs no introduction. … Continue reading WET ‘N WILD| Treasures from the drug store
Hello Lovelies, Just like Sithru, things have been hectic! But it didn't stop us spending money! Please pop over to Sithru's post on The Ordinary skincare and what she thinks about them. She also has a handy explanation of who they are and their ethos. We love skincare but it gets a bit difficult - especially … Continue reading THE ORDINARY | affordable skincare – Part 2
Hello everyone, I am back after a while 🙂 ... Sorry for going AWOL but I had to do quite a bit of travelling during last few months. Anyway, now that I am back, let's talk about some affordable skincare... Those of you who follow me on Instagram know that I recently bought a few … Continue reading THE ORDINARY | affordable skincare – Part 1
Phew! It's been a hot minute since I posted last... My PhD sometimes get's in the way 😁 Anyway, finally, I am going to talk about the Sunday Riley power couple. If you remember, I bought this about two months ago when I was at Mecca Maxima. These are probably two of the most hyped products … Continue reading SUNDAY RILEY| Power couple
I always hunt for affordable but good quality makeup. Last week, I grabbed a few items from Postie+ and The Warehouse. I haven't had the chance to wear all of these long enough to test their longevity, but I definitely swatched them and wore them a bit. Below is what I think... LA Colors eyeshadow palettes These … Continue reading Mini Haul | Treasures from the drugstore
One of my pregnant friends asked me, what she should avoid during pregnancy in term of skincare and makeup. So I did a little digging. Here is a summary of everything I read. I will provide links if anyone needs to read further about any of the compounds given below. High risk (Scientifically proven to … Continue reading Should you care, what you wear on your skin during pregnancy?
I went on a mad hunt last weekend to find the best shampoo for my oily hair with dry ends (combination hair). Believe it or not, there are not many shampoos in the supermarkets in NZ - Pak n' Save, Countdown, New world or even in Farmers (I did not try the high-end shops like shampoo … Continue reading GARNIER | Oily Roots Dry Ends
Essence Lash Princess mascara is a cult favourite. There are two types of mascara in this line - one is volumising, and the other is lengthening (false lash effect). Because everyone raves about this and because it is quite affordable in NZ too, I bought the lengthening one (the green one) to test out if it … Continue reading ESSENCE| Lash Princess Mascara
I am huge eBay fan! Whenever I need to buy a tool, electronic item, or even beauty accessories, one of the first places I search is eBay. Although one need to be very careful when buying off eBay because of false advertising, counterfeit items as well as piracy, it is a buyers' paradise if you find … Continue reading eBay finds| Makeup mixing palette
I just got back from the makeup heaven :D... AKA Mecca Maxima. There is a Mecca (cosmetica) in almost all the major towns in NZ. But only one Mecca Maxima - in Christchurch. This place needs its own post (probably soon!) but let's move on to see what I bought. I had several things shortlisted … Continue reading Beauty Hunts – Episode 1
Hello! I have a massive nail polish hoard so my compulsive need to 'collect them all' abated after a few years. I had all the colors, finishes, glitter, holos I wanted. One thing that still keeps me interested are indie and boutique nail polishes (and the occasional Chanel release). Yeah...look at that pile! See those … Continue reading Nail polish 201: A brief history of indie & boutique nail polish
I first heard of Coty Airspun loose powder from Tati. Since she raved about it so much, I had to try it. Unfortunately, then NZ did not have this powder to purchase in-store or online. So I searched eBay and found one for about NZ $15 with free shipping. The powder is finely milled, soft … Continue reading Coty | Airspun Loose Powder
As a teenager, I had pretty thick, long and healthy hair. All I did then was to use a shampoo that my mum bought and oil the hair pretty often. But as the years go by, I have lost quite a bit of it, and also the texture has changed; Oiling is not that frequent … Continue reading Do you know your hair?
Hello! So before posting about my nail polish hoard, I thought I'd cover the basics: the basecoat and topcoat. I'm a bit old school so I haven't shifted over to UV gel or dip gel or any of the multitude array of more permanent solutions. It was a frustrating (and expensive) process but I found … Continue reading Nail polish 101: which base coat & top coat?
Hello, consider this my obligatory introductory post! Sithru kindly invited me to do the occasional guest post - so I guess you can expect to see some random thoughts on my 'makeup hoard'. Things to know about me: I hoard pretty nail polish, fragrances, and eyeshadow You might find I throw in some skincare stuff … Continue reading Hello, I’m Picon!
Follow my blog with Bloglovin When I first swatched these in store at Postie+, I knew I had to try them. So I bought three of the 5 shades of W7 Eye dream shadow creams. I am not sure if these are new to the W7 line, but they are definitely new in Postie+. Out … Continue reading W7 | Eye dream shadow creams
I am brown skinned (for reference, I'm a MAC NC44), do I still need to wear bronzer? The answer is... It depends! (my favourite answer :D).
We all have been there at one point. The picture below shows one of my many, many, ashy-looks! However, the question is why does this happen, especially on darker skins? There are several reasons; Wrong foundation shade: It's either we don't get out colour matched before buying a foundation or just using the … Continue reading Is your foundation looking ashy?
Hello fellow beauty lovers, Welcome back to Sithru Beauty! In my previous post, I shared with you what dry shampoos are and how they work. Today I am going to talk a little about the different dry shampoos I have used which I bought in-store in New Zealand. The choice is very limited in NZ … Continue reading Dry Shampoo showdown!
Dry shampoos are used in between washes to keep your hair refreshed and oil free. This is one of those products that has become a necessity in any beauty-junky household. However, selecting the perfect dry shampoo is an ordeal especially if you have darker hair like I do...