Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Priceline 40% Off Sale Haul and what's to come!

Sorry for no posts for such a long time! Just been super busy.

This weeks priceline sale has been a great reason for a haul post seeing as there are so many things that I want to try and need in my collection! Here is what I picked up: 

Maybelline Colour Drama Lipstick in Minimalist 
Max Factor Creme Puff Blush in Lovely Pink and Seductive Pink 
Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in Magnolia 
L'Oreal Paris Brow Artist Plumper in Transparent 
L'Oreal Paris Superliner Brow Artist Brow Pencil in Brunette 
Rimmel Idol Eyes by Kate Moss in Black 
Maybelline Super Stay 7 Day Gel Nail Colour in Rose Poudre 
Sally Hansen Hard as Wraps Nail Hardener 

So instead of going into each product in detail on the haul, in an effort to make myself do more posts I am going to post a little review about each product when I use them. 

I have already used the Sally Hansen Nail Hardener and the Maybelline nail polish, because I really had to test out the colour and I got my shellac removed for the first time in a while. I will do a post about these polishes/my favourite polishes and what I do with my nails soon. 

I will also be doing some fashion posts soon as I am doing my first teaching placement for university and I would like to share what I wear and how I fit my style into the professional setting. 

As well as this, I got engaged last December so I may start including more wedding based posts especially during my planning. 

So there are lots of new and exciting things to come! Feel free to suggest any posts that you might like to see or what you want to know about me! 

Love always, 

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Monday, 1 December 2014

Facebook Page!

I keep forgetting to tell you all that I have set up a Facebook Page. I am working out again how to create a new button to match my other ones on the side so it will be up their soon but in the mean time the link is https://www.facebook.com/beingalice92 so please go and check it out and like my page to keep all up to date with this blog, instagram and other daily posts. 

Love always, 

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How I Clean My Makeup Brushes.

This morning as I was cleaning my brushes I thought why don't I write a post about this and what brushes I use. So I am. This is just going to be a short post about the brushes I own and how I clean them. Also, sorry for the iPhone photos. Very last minute decision on the blog post writing. 

My brushes from top to bottom are: 

  • Models Prefer Professional Airbrush Concealer Brush - I use this to blend in concealer underneath my eyes
  • Kit Cosmetics Blender Sphere (above the brushes, the pink foam sphere) - I used this along with the concealer brush to blend in my concealer and also for liquid highlighters. 
  • MAC 266 Small Angle Brush - I use this to fill in my brows with powder and occasionally for eyeliner above my upper lash line. 
  • Real Techniques Your Eyes Enhanced Starter Set (all the purple brushes) this includes: 
    • Deluxe Crease Brush 
    • Base Shadow Brush 
    • Brow Brush - I don't actually use this on my brows but I use it to blend in eyeliner above my upper lash line. 
    • Accent Brush 
    • Fine Liner Brush 
  • Real Techniques Your Base Flawless Core Collection (First 4 orange brushes), this includes: 
    • Detailer Brush 
    • Pointed Foundation Brush 
    • Contour Brush 
    • Buffing Brush - this is my most used brush, which is why it was the hardest to clean! 
  • Real Techniques Your Base Flawless Powder Brush
  • Real Techniques Your Finish Perfected Blush Brush
As you can tell I absolutely adore the Real Techniques Brushes. I just think they are a great quality and affordable brush that get the job done really well in terms of applying and blending makeup. 

From the colour of the water you can tell that my brushes desperately needed a clean. To clean them I get  bowl of warm water (I replaced the water 3 or 4 times to clean all of the brushes) and I use the Pantene Classic Clean Shampoo. I dip the brush into the water then squirt a little bit of shampoo onto the top of my brush or my hand and swirl it around until you can see the water/bubbles from the shampoo are coming out completely clear. I also sometimes just wash the brush under the running water to see if the brush is clear. Then I just leave them to dry on a tea towel until they are completely dry and that's it! 

Feel free to share your tips on how you clean our brushes and I would love to get some recommendations on your favourite makeup brushes or tools. 

Love always, 

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Monday, 3 November 2014

Mecca and Lush Haul

If you follow me on Instagram (@being.alice92) you would of seen that I did some shopping on Saturday at my favourite makeup stores Mecca Maxima and Mecca Cosmetica. Today I also continued my shopping in Lush, definitely one of my other favourites.

In Mecca Maxima I finally purchased some new foundation. I picked up the NARS Sheer Glow foundation in Fiji. I have heard so much about this and have really wanted to try it and it definitely lived up to my expectations when I used it on Saturday night. It blends super well in the skin especially when using a beauty blender, which I also picked up from Kit. To go along with the foundation I picked up the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard. This is wonderful. I wore it today without any foundation underneath and it still covered everything I needed.

In Lush today I went a bit crazy (for my student budget haha). The only thing that is a repurchase is the Big Liquid Shampoo. This is a sea salt shampoo which my hair cannot live without. It makes my hair feel super clean and soft without feeling heavy as it isn't full of chemicals. I just use it along with a regular conditioner and thats my hair routine.

All the other products are new purchases that I am super excited to try out. 

Butterball Bath Bomb

Dragon's Egg Bath Bomb

You've Been Mangoed Bath Melt
Sunny Side Bubble Bar

BB Seaweed Fresh Face Mask
Lucky me got the face mask for free because I saved up 5 of the pots that Big comes in and returned them to the store so to receive the free mask. I'm excited to try this the most. I have never really done a face mask before and this one sounded the best for me. 

And that's all of my recent shopping. Tell me what your favourite stores or Lush products are and I will go and check them out. I love getting recommendations from others! 

Love always, 
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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Long Time No See | A Catch-Up Post

Sorry I have been so absent recently. University is taking over my life and I don't have the best time management skills. I am the queen of procrastinating. Really I'm procrastinating from my assessment now by writing this post. But here are a few things that I have been up too since the end of August. 

 I got myself some new glasses and I absolutely love them. I use them when I am reading or doing computer work or at university. I don't need them all the time which is lucky. These are the Ray Ban RB 5286 2034 and I got them and my eyes tested at the NIB Eye Centre in Chatswood. I would recommend visiting them if you are with the health insurance provider and what quick and fantastic service. 

Ben and I completed the Blackmores Running Festival Bridge Run! This was a 9km run from Milsons Point to the Botanical Gardens over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It was great to run over the harbour bridge plus I completed the run in just over an hour which was a whole load faster than I thought I was going to be! 

 These pictures are just a whole load of celebrations that we have done. From R - L: 
We celebrated two of our good friends engagement, a friends birthday at the Soda Factory and there's just a selfie of me thrown in for good measure. This was before an afternoon tea for visiting family. 
Last but not least me and my friends went to our good friend, Lizzie's leaving party. She is moving to America indefinitely so the theme was Americana. We went as the stereotypical American tourists. I cannot believe I wore Crocs with socks out in public! It was a fun night and I will miss the gorgeous Lizzie but hey it gives me an opportunity to visit her in the Big Apple! 

Thats all for now! Sorry I have been so absent and its been quiet, I have a whole load of posts up my sleeve for the coming weeks so I'm going to try and get into the habit of posting more regularly again. 

Love always, 
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Saturday, 30 August 2014

Boots Haul

So my parents have just been on a holiday to the UK so I to advantage of that and got them to pick up some things from Boots. I'm so excited to be able to get my hands of some of these products. I was going to try and get things that weren't available here in Australia but Benefit is so much cheaper over there I made sure I got my hands on the products I have been loving. Here's a brand by brand overview of what I got. As I try these products I might to some reviews on the ones I love. 

Soap and Glory

I'm most excited to try the Archery Brow Tint just to change up my routine and try something new. I have heard so many good reviews about it (especially from Zoella!) Also super excited to try the Sexy Mother Blusher in Pinkerbell. It's my first cream/stick blush so it will be something completely different for me. If you are looking for Soap and Glory in Australia head to Mecca Maxima or the Kit concession stands in Myer's. The only product of these that you can get here is the Heel Genius but try out some of the other delicious bath and body products you can get. 


The They're Real! Push-up liner and the Porefessional were the two Benefit products I have been wanting to try out for quite a long time. The Fake Up concealer was a freebie with my purchases. You can get these products here in Australia but they are more expensive which is why I chose to get them from Boots. 


I have been wanting a Sleek eyeshadow palette ever since my sister bought one back from the UK last year. I have one of their cheek sets (with blush, highlighter and contour) and its amazing. I got the Oh So Special (pinks) and the Au Naturel (nudes). Super excited to try these! 
I think there might be some places online to get these shipped to Australia. I might need to do some research! 


Revlon is available here in Australia in Priceline and other stores but these particular lip products aren't available yet. I have heard so many wonderful things about them that I couldn't pass up the opportunity to get my hands on them. I'll post pictures on my Instagram when I first use them so go and check me out over there. 

And that's everything! Let me know what you like that you can't always get in Australia or products you like from Australia that you can't get in other parts of the world. 

Love always, 

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Monday, 25 August 2014

My Favourite Lip Products

Sorry for the delay in posts, going back to university for the semester has been a bit crazy. Anyways back to it. These are some of my favourite lip products at the moment. 

Lip Balms 

Korres Lip Butter
Nivea Hydro Care
These are my current favourite lip balms. They are the Korres Lip Butter in Wild Rose and the Nivea Hydro Care. The Korres one is a new purchase (in this colour) and it is amazing. I love the colour, the sheer tint of pinky red and it is is super hydrating on the lips. Nivea makes an amazing range of lip balms but this one is by far my favourite. As you can see in this photo mine is wound all the way up and I have now finished. This will be a definite repurchase for me. 

Lip Glosses 

Tanya Burr Lip Glosses
I have never really been a lip gloss girl until I got my hands on Tanya Burrs lip glosses in Chic (Nude) and Picnic in the Park (Pink). I love this addition to my lip collection. They last for ages, look good on the lips and feel really nice. I purchased these off the website feelunique.com

Lip Sticks 

Kate Moss Rimmel Matte Finish Lipsticks
MAC Creamsheen Lipstick
So from left to right (or top to bottom on the swatches) my favourite lip sticks are Kate Moss for RImmel in 206 and 207 and MAC Brave Red. The two Kate Moss for Rimmel are wonderful matte lipsticks with amazing pigmentation. 206 is a bright pink with cool undertones and 207 is a dark red, almost plum colour. The perfect winter shade in my opinion. The MAC Creamsheen lipstick in Brave Red is my go to red lipstick. I love the consistency of the creamsheen and I feel like it hydrates my lips really well whilst I'm wearing it. 

So there you go, my favourite lip products and again sorry for the delay between posts. Hopefully I can get back into the swing of things now. 

Love always, 
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