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. 

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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

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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Sunday, 3 August 2014

What's in my makeup bag?

Makeup bag - Vera Bradley
So I thought this would be a perfect post to enter my blog into the beauty world. First thing first my makeup bag is a medium cosmetic bag from Vera Bradley. I have had this makeup bag since I visited the United States in 2010. They don't have this colour/pattern available any longer (I linked to a similar colour above) but I did just visit the website and they now ship to Australia. Hooray for pretty things but not for my wallet (haha)! So onto the contents (all links to Australian website, where possible). 


MAC 266
Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush
Real Techniques Blush Brush
Real Techniques Buffing Brush
Real Techniques Powder Brush
I have just recently fallen in love with the Real Techniques Brushes by Sam Chapman. I was lusting after them for a long time then finally got my hands on them for my birthday. I own the Core collection, which the Buffing brush comes in. The Enhanced Eyes Starter Kit, which the base shadow brush comes in and then the two single brushes shown above. I use the blush brush for both blush and bronzer and yes I know, they REALLY need a clean. The MAC 266 brush I use for filling in my eyebrows and the occasional liner. I definitely love these brushes! 
PSA - If your in Australia Priceline currently have a 3 for 2 sale on all Real Techniques Brushes! 


I absolutely love this product. It is so versatile and works wonderfully for my skin colour. You can use the two colours together for an all over bronze or use the matte side for contour and the shimmery lighter side as a highlighter. It also works well as an eyeshadow (the shimmery side) using in the inner corners and over the brow bone. I first found this in the UK but in Australia you can find it in the Kit/Mecca stores in Myer and their websites. 

This is my current foundation of choice. My skin is quite dry and tired and this just gives it the perfect coverage and sheen to make it look more alive. The concealer covers up my dark circles under my eyes, which every working uni student must have. I don't really use this concealer to cover blemishes but luckily at the moment my skin is being kind to me! 

I have been using this product for years now and still wouldn't use anything else (definitely open to suggestions though!) It sets everything perfectly and makes my makeup last for the day and also covers well if I can't be bothered with foundation and just use a tinted moisturiser. 

This was one of my splurges in my spending (I am a university student) and I have fallen in love with it. I love the colour payoff of this blush and this pigmentation is amazing. Definitely want more of the NARS blushes. 


MAC Custom Palette
I created this palette when I was on holiday in the UK last year. The colours included are (L-R): 
Top - Gleam and Tempting (both shimmer/glitter)
Bottom - Swiss Chocolate and Charcoal Brown (both matte)
The top two I just use for shadows. Swiss chocolate I use for both a basic shadow and a liner when I'm doing a natural eye. Charcoal brown I use (with my MAC 266 brush) to fill in my brows. Hopefully someday soon I will be able to create a larger MAC palette! 

I really enjoy using the Maybelline Colour Tattoo Eyeshadows. They are a cream shadow with fantastic pigmentation. I love using these as they are easy to apply and I can use it on its own when I am in a hurry. 

This is my other splurge item in my makeup bag (and its almost all gone, boo). I love this mascara, it creates wonderful volume and thick eyelashes. I'm super sad that it's almost gone because I cannot afford another one at the moment.

Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Liner - Blackest Black
This liner is perfect for creating both a thin line along the top lashes or a strong cat eye line. Its like a felt tip pen thats not too thick or too thin. Really it makes eyeliner easy for people like me who are rubbish at it.

Rimmel Scandal'Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner - Black
I use this liner to line my waterline on both my top and bottom lashes. Its perfect and thick and glides on easily. I wouldn't say that it is amazingly waterproof as it does slip off my eyes quite easily (but my eyes also have a tendency to water). This liner is also great to use with a brush to create a dulled effect on the upper lash line. Love it!

So there you go, that is what is in my makeup bag. As you can see I haven't included lip products as they are constantly changing depending on my mood. I will be doing a post on my favourite lip products to round off what's in my makeup bag.
Feel free to leave me any suggestions in the comments of what you think I might like!

Love always,
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Saturday, 2 August 2014

New Day

So I have been slacking a little lately with the blog and I am sorry. I just haven't had any inspiration or focus on what I want to write about. Today I decided to sit down and plan a few blog posts to come.
Today is that new day to start again and continue on this journey so bear with me!

Also, I have set up a new instagram just for this wonderful blog so you get to see an insight into my life. I will also be completing Fat Mum Slim's photo a day challenges on this particular instagram. If you don't know what that is head over to her wonderful blog here.

Love always,

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