Wednesday, 27 November 2013

I DON'T WANT NO SCRUBS! | My Favourite 'LIQUIDY' Exfoliators


Let's be honest, we all love to scrub our skin...scrub it so hard it hurts! The grittier the better right? Well apparently this is not the case. Thanks to a skincare genius called Caroline Hirons, I have recently learnt that a person with combination/oily skin that is prone to breakouts should never actually scrub their skin with manual exfoliants and should use a topical exfoliant, which is one that generally contains acids. I'm going to call them 'liquidy' exfoliants for the purpose of this blog because it makes more sense in my head. Seeing I have been giving my skincare products a bit of an overhaul recently due to the easy access and affordability of great products in the UK, I decided to try these two liquidy" exfoliators that give my skin love with fruit acids and enzymes.

L-R: Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel (purchased from Mecca Maxima AUD$18), 
Pixi Glow Tonic (purchased from the Pixie Boutique in Carnaby Street GBP£18)




Pixi Glow Tonic

Ahhh, the coveted Pixie Glow Tonic. This stuff is so popular, that you're lucky to even get a glimpse of it in the store.

Sunday, 28 July 2013

WHERE HAVE I BEEN? | LONDON & OTHER THINGS

Well blogosphere, I've been missing you. Apologies for my absence everyone. My excuse? I've moved continents and have just been generally trying to sort my life out.

So here I am, in merry old London town, sitting, thinking that I miss writing on here. I know this is a makeup blog, so here is just an update on some makeup-ey things I've been doing since I arrived in London.

I FINALLY made my way to the IMATS that took place in London, with a disgustingly painful knee injury and all! Nothing was stopping me from getting there. I got to see two of my favourite beauty YouTubers in the flesh, the lovely Louise from Sprinkle of Glitter and british beauty Ruth from A Model Recommends. A highlight for me though was watching the amazing makeup artists transform people in real time right in front of my eyes. The things that they created were incredible and....ah no words...let the pictures do the talking here!





Wednesday, 8 May 2013

APRIL EMPTIES | FACE, BODY, HAIR & MAKEUP


I realise that this is late (AGAIN) but this time I have a legitimate reason! This week, I moved to London, from Australia. It was a massive job and I'm pretty tired, but I finally feel settled enough to get back into blog life. I even took these pictures back in Australia because I knew I wouldn't be organised once I got here. So let's take a closer look...

Saturday, 20 April 2013

REVIEW | Arbonne Cosmetics

I've been trying out a NEW makeup brand (new for me, anyway) for a couple of weeks now and I wanted to share my thoughts and feelings with you guys on here.

(couldn't help the reflection, sorry!)

The hot brand of interest today is Arbonne Cosmetics, a company created in Switzerland and based from natural botanical ingredients. Arbonne Cosmetics is sold through  'at-home' consultants, similarly to Avon. Now onto the products!

Arbonne Cosmetics 'Blue Slate' Eyeshadow

Arbonne Cosmetics 'Lilac' Eyeshadow

These eyeshadows are mineral based and very soft to the touch.

Friday, 19 April 2013

Beauty Bloggers Blog Hop!

This weekend I'm co-hosting a blog hop with the lovely Jessi over at Jessi in Wonderland. Read her post below to get involved! It will be mad fun, I swear!

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Welcome to this week's Beauty Bloggers Blog Hop! The Blog Hop will be open from Friday - Sunday every week.
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I LOVE discovering other Beauty Bloggers, so I thought it would be nice to have a blog hop just for us, to share our posts & reviews and discover other blogs similar to ours!

If you would like to be a co-host for next weeks Beauty Blog Hop, please email jessiswonderland@hotmail.com


This week's co-host is Kristen from the very cool blog Canvasbag Kris Make sure you head over and check her out!





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Please share to say you've participated in this blog hop so others can join too! (Via social media, or by placing the blog hop button on your site).

Choose at least three other participants to follow along

Monday, 15 April 2013

Late March Favourites!



Sorry blogosphere! I once again uploaded my March Favourites video, but forgot to mention it on here! And just a heads up, I sound super AUSTRALIAN in this video. So sorry for that.

Thursday, 4 April 2013

'Goth' Inspired Look

This week was 'Goth' week over on Aqeela's weekly makeup tag. See the looks that the other girls created here. There is some beautiful works of art going on over there!

Here is my look..





Decided to inject some colour in there with a little blue and purple.

GIVEAWAY! Let's celebrate 100 Followers! (CLOSED)

I have reached 100 Google Friend Connect Followers and I am really so chuffed about it! Thanks very much to everyone for the support and love on here. The community is amazing and I'm so happy I made the decision to delve into the world of reviews, faces of the day posts and colour swatching on my arms. Haha. Incredible.

To celebrate and express my heartfelt gratitude, I'm holding this giveaway. Here's what you could win!




A MAC LIPSTICK OF YOUR CHOICE!



AND ALL OF THIS!

I'm so excited about this!

Saturday, 30 March 2013

REVIEW | Stila Stay All Day HD Beauty Balm

Recently a brand spanking new Mecca Maxima store opened near to where I work. For those who don't know, Mecca is a store in Australia that stocks a lot of international cosmetic brands like NARS, Smashbox etc. It's pretty much heaven! You may have remembered me mentioning Kit Cosmetics before? Well Kit and Mecca are the same company and the Maxima stores are like both combined to create a fantastic SUPERSTORE! Yep, I got your attention now, didn't I? I thought the opening of this store would instantly be the most dangerous thing to happen to me, but surprisingly I have controlled myself well.

While I was having a wonder in the store the other day, completely awed and mystified, I spotted this...

And what a mouthful of a name! Stila Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Beauty Balm. Woah!

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Archie's Girls 'Betty' Inspired Look

Here is another look for the makeup tag on Aqeela's blog. We did this one a couple of weeks ago, but I still thought I'd share. The theme was 'Archie's Girls' to pay homage to the new limited edition collection by MAC. For those who aren't familiar with the comic or the range, here's a little bit of background I found on the MAC website:

"The ravishing rivals for Archie's affection inspire a colour collection celebrating their iconic personas. Smoulder in deep and seductive tones inspired by spoiled rich girl Veronica or beam like blonde-next-door Betty in soft and innocent shades for eyes and face." 


Left: Betty | Right: Veronica
(images & description found at www.maccosmetics.com.au)

So, I decided to take the sweet innocence of Betty and run with it! Here's the look I came up with.


Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Makeup Tutorial | Samantha Jade (Australian X-Factor Winner)


Here is my latest look inspired by Australian X-Factor Winner, Samantha Jade. I included a picture of the original look that I was going for too!



My look

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

'Peacock' Inspired Look

I'm so late with this post, but I really wanted to share it on here. A few weeks ago the theme for the makeup tag, hosted on Aqeela's blog, was peacock inspired. It turned out to be one of the most creative and diverse weeks yet. Click here to check out what the other girls came up with.

But here is my look...




Sunday, 10 March 2013

February Empties (maybe a little Jan & Dec also)



I haven't written an empties post since way back in November, so this has been a long time coming. Surprisingly, I haven't finished many things in the last three months. Onwards and upwards, let's talk about what I hated and what I would definitely repurchase!

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

February Favourites



My favourite products for February are finally here! They included a good mix of skin care, hair care and makeup this time, so I hope you enjoy. Watch the video below.




Products Mentioned:
Natio Spa Green Clay Face Mask
Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner - Black
L'Occitane One Minute Hand Scrub
Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Mask
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil - Electric
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder - Translucent
Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara
Clinique High Impact Mascara

Sidenote: please go and see Django Unchained! ;)

What were your favourite products for February? Please comment below, I would like to discover something new!

Friday, 15 February 2013

Valentine's Day Swap


Recently I took part in a product swap for Valentine's Day, hosted by the lovely Jasmine. So this means that I gott paired up with someone from another country and then we sent each other products so we can try something more 'international' and receive a heartfelt prezzie on V Day too. I got paired up with Natalie who writes The Science Of Happy in the UK and boy did I get spoilt!


Saturday, 9 February 2013

Make Brown Eyes POP! | A Quick Makeup Tutorial

I recorded a quick makeup tutorial on how I make my brown eyes stand out using neutral and gold tones on the eyes. Please watch below! I made sure to use some truly AWESOME music for this one (haha).


This is a look that I like to wear all the time because it defines my eyes well, but also makes them look big. The brown liner/shadow colours are perfect for daytime too because they are not as harsh as normal black rimmed eyes.


Let me know in the comments section if you like my quick tutorials. Please subscribe to my YouTube channel too, it would mean a lot! Thanks for reading/watching x



PRODUCTS USED:

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Disappointing Products of 2012

When I began to go through my makeup stash in preparation for my 2012 Favourites video, I found some hidden treasures right at the bottom of my makeup case. When I say 'treasures', I'm being very nice. These makeup products are at the bottom of my makeup case for a reason. So I give you...

(triumphant drumroll)

...my most disappointing products of 2012!


I feel really bad to name and shame these products, but sometimes I just need to vent.

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Best of 2012 | Makeup, Fragrance, Nails etc..

I finally got around to uploading my 2012 favourites video a few days ago. A little late I must admit, but I explain why at the start of the vid. What are my favs? Well you will just have to watch and find out...




What were your favs for 2012? Leave a comment below. And thanks for reading/watching
x

Sunday, 6 January 2013

INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY | You can win (CLOSED)

Over the weekend I was delighted to find out that I had reached 50 Google Friend Connect Followers on this blog. My first milestone! So to celebrate and say thanks, I thought I would do a bit of a giveaway of some of my favourite things. This giveaway is open internationally so everyone can win it!

Here is the prize, you can win ALL of this...

Thursday, 3 January 2013

All gone! | December Empties 2012

Welcome to my first ever empties post! I used up a hell of a lot of products during December, so I thought it was time to jump on board and tell you all about them. And here they are...




This worked out really well because I managed to finish off a bit of everything including skincare, makeup, bodycare and haircare.


Let's start with skincare...