Thursday, 25 August 2016

Lush Father's Day Collection 2016


Lush is one of my favourite companies coming from an ethical standpoint, so when I discovered that their new Father's Day Collection this year was using ethically and sustainably sourced Sandalwood, I had to check it out. Sandalwood is extremely valuable and has led to the rise of illegal smuggling. Lush use approximately 600-700kgs of certified organic Australian sandalwood per year which is sustainably farmed in collaboration with Indigenous communities in the Kalgoorlie region of Australia. For every kilogram of sandalwood bought by Lush Australia, $50 AUD is then contributed towards an Indigenous working fund for sandalwood.

"Aboriginal custom dictates that wealth should be shared around the community, so helping harvesters make money from sustainable sandalwood is a positive way to support the community."

Sandalwood oil has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties and the rich woody aroma invokes a sense of calm and deep relaxation. It's also a fixative and help keep perfume and allow the scent to develop more naturally on the skin.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

How to Curl Your Hair: 3 Different Ways



I am #blessed with naturally curly hair which can sometimes be the envy of many sleek haired beauties and while I love my natural hair, I didn't always have this mindset. In fact, I used to cry and beg my mum to straighten my hair (most times she refused to) because I wanted to have gorgeous straight locks like the rest of my friends at school. Oh I was a fool.


Now that I've grown up, I have come to love my natural curls but every now and again I do fancy a little bit of a change and there's nothing like a new hairstyle to make you look and feel like you can conquer anything the world throws at you.


So I've teamed up with the good folks over at RY to bring you a tutorial for 3 different curly hairstyles using some of the Babyliss Pro range.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Why You Should Start Wearing Eye Cream In Your 20s



I know that for me, wrinkles and smile lines will be inevitable. I mean, I usually spend half of my day laughing and creasing up my face so I know that I will be nice and wrinkly in the years to come, but my theory is that prevention is better than cure and so I have made it my mission to slow down the 'ageing process' (lol) at the tender age of 22. I have devised a solid skincare regime which has been in the works over the past few years in order to look after my skin and make it beautiful on the inside and out.

I never really thought about incorporating an eye cream into my skincare until one birthday I woke up with fine lines under my eyes- this is no joke. After freaking out (and finding a grey hair under my chin- wtf?!) I decided the best course of action was to get onto the under eye care bandwagon and I haven't looked back since. Today I want to share with you my three favourite under eye creams to date.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

What's In My Bag?



I've recently become more accustomed to bringing around a handbag with me everywhere I go. As much as I would like to leave all the extra 'baggage' at home, there are certain situations where I have found it inevitable to carry around an 'extra 5 kgs of death handbag'.  I'm sure if my shoulders could talk they would be bitching about me, but what can you do?

Well it turns out, apart from being shoulder death traps, handbags are a really great way to keep all of your necessities together when you are out and about. I discovered just how useful it was to keep antibacterial wipes on hand when I travelled to Adelaide earlier this month...

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

NEW Maybelline Lipstick Releases + SWATCHES


Around a month or so ago, I was so kindly invited into the Maybelline head offices here in Melbourne for the offical launch of all of the products they will be releasing for the second half of 2016. There are definitely some releases I am very excited for and we will be finally getting the Blushed Nudes Palette which I have to admit, I have waited quite a long time for.

In this post, I want to share with you the lip releases which I know most of you will be super excited about- because yes, there is a liquid lipstick line!

Sunday, 7 August 2016

July Favourites



I swear I say the same thing every time I sit down to write one of these posts, but where has the time gone? August marks the start of another month closer to Christmas (what?) and also the last 'official' month of Winter here in Melbourne. We're not too far off from warmer Spring days and actually feeling the sun on our faces- YAY!

July has been a busy month, with uni assignments (ew), the running of #CollabmasInJuly and lots of new product releases, I have been testing and trying some new makeup and skincare which I'm ready to share with you!

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

PLUS SIZE FESTIVAL #OOTD ft. Boohoo


Festival season is upon us now and whether you are in a sunny city or not, I'm sure you know just how unpredictable the weather can be! From clear skies one minute to a downpour of rain, it's almost as if someone knew that I had chosen this day to shoot for my Festival Lookbook. Bitter thoughts aside, I am all for the authenticity of this OOTD and so have decided to share with you some outfits that I have styled in collaboration with Boohoo to get you through this festival season- come rain, hail or shine.

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