Beautorium: Beauty Heaven's Loyalty Rewards Event

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Last week Beauty Heaven had their first ever Beautorium. It's going to be a quarterly event where members can "cash in" the points they earn for beauty products. You need to be either a Beauty Buff or Beauty Guru to participate. You earn points from participating on the forums, reviewing beauty products and commenting on posts. I decided to cash in my points to try out new products.  All you need to pay for is the postage. For only $5 it was sent to me by express post! 

Here's what I "bought" ...

O.P.I Nicki Minaj Collection - "Fly"
I don't really own much O.P.I nail polish. It's hard to buy at my local Westfield from a reputable store. They are available at a nail salon, but I've heard quite a few stories of salons selling fakes so don't want to waste $20 on a fake. And I don't really get to go to the closest David Jones, so I normally buy my nail polishes from Priceline for convenience. 

This is a gorgeous teal colour. OPI are such great quality and I can't wait to use this!

Youngblood Mineral Starter Kit
I was so excited to get this, but found out after I had processed my order that they only had medium (even though the website said there was light, medium or dark available). So I knew that the foundation and setting powder part would be useless as it is way too dark for me. There is also a mini Kabuki brush, a gorgeous blush in "Rouge" and a small sample of their Hydrating Mineral Perfecting Powder which you use as a primer or as a finishing powder. I love the packaging of the kit, and how they include information and tips on how to use the products. I hate buying a product and there is no information on how to correctly apply it.

I'm planning on purchasing the foundation in light since I really want to see what the quality is like. The other mineral powder I use is Nude by Nature, so I can't wait to see how they stack up against each other.

SAX Eye Delight Eyeshadow Palette
I haven't really heard much about SAX products, or seen many since the chemists around me don't sell it. The palette is absolutely gorgeous! The colours are really simple and perfect for everyday use. The packaging is really nice with the embossed packaging.

Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask
I am so thrilled to have scooped this up! I normally use either the O&M Seven Day Miracle Masque or the Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Mask, so I'm interested to see how different this is. I know a lot of people rave about Moroccan oil, but I wasn't that impressed. It didn't become my HG (holy grail) product, so hopefully I'll have more luck with the mask.

Innoxa Eye Shadow Compact in Gorgeous Gray
I haven't tried Innoxa products in years. I can't remember the last time I used their stuff. This palette has four gorgeous colours. There is a metallic white, metallic grey, a matte grey and a matte dark grey. I normally do a brown smokey eye, so I thought this palette is perfect for trying something new and different. I'm surprised at how bulky and thick the palette is. 

Nude by Nature Soft Focus Illuminator
I really like Nude by Natures products, but this is one of their products I haven't tried yet. I tried it on my hand under the Youngblood foundation and the illuminator was gorgeous. It shined through the foundation but didn't look greasy. It just had that beautiful glow to it. 

Montagne Jeunesse Dead Sea Anti Stress Mud Mask
I had always seen these at Priceline, but never had tried them, so decided to get one to try. My skin is a bit yukky at the moment, so this mud mask is perfect for getting rid of any impurities. 

Did you join in on the Beautorium event? What did you get? 

PS Sorry for the bad pic, I'll try to do better ones tomorrow 


  1. Awesome haul! I own and use the mask quite often so I'm keen to see what you think of it. I wouldn't call it the most awesome mask ever but I do love how my hair feels after using it. :)

    Can't live without my Youngblood foundation! Just make sure you get colour matched properly! I buy from Strawberrynet as it's so much more affordable!

    Kinda wish I had managed to take part! :)

  2. This sounds like a great event! Awesome way to try new products. They all sound like great products, hope they all work well for you!

  3. Such a score, how fun! I just find I don't have time to participate on websites anymore, I have to priorotise my fave blogs but I love that you get rewarded for participating xx Ingrid

  4. Nice haul! I stopped taking part in Beauty Heaven (it got a bit too bitchy!) so feel sad I've missed out on this new program. Also, I'd patch test the mud mask first, it gave me a huge rash a few years ago!

  5. I'm so down that I can't use the Youngblood mineral foundation. I'm thinking I might just try and pass it off to a friend or family as Tawnee is waaay too dark for me. Honey might have worked but I guess i'll never know now. I guess i'm just not meant to use Youngblood. Oh well.

    Your haul is really good, I was considering getting the Nude by Nature Illuminator and now think i'll definitely have to look into it. I've never used Nude by Nature as I always thought that they had crap in them, turns out they're actually pretty good quality - despite the cringe worthy tv advertisements!

    I've used a few of the Montagne Jeunesse masks in the past and found them to be pretty good and didn't irritate my sensitive skin which is a bonus. I just hate the sachets, I much prefer a tub or tube.