Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Product Review: Too Faced 'Better Than Sex Mascara'


#30DaysofJune comes to a close today, so I thought I would leave you with a product review of a new mascara that is soon to become my Holy Grail!

I've mentioned before that I'm not one to give into product hype.

So when everyone started raving about this mascara from Too Faced, I steered clear. 

That is, until now.

Monday, 29 June 2015

Essie 'Mint Candy Apple' | #NOTD


I'm really having a thing at the moment with bright nail colours. 

I think it's because I have a primarily monochromatic colour scheme in my wardrobe that I like to brighten up my nails with fun colours like this one from Essie.

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Everyday Winter Makeup Tutorial | 30 Days of June



Brr... It's cold in here!

Winter is upon us my friends and there's nothing more I like than changing up my makeup look from season to season.

I've really been loving a gorgeous red/berry lip at the moment, so I have incorporated that into this look for you today!

Saturday, 27 June 2015

My Week in Pictures #4 | 30 Days of June


In my vanilla life, this week was scattered with sprinkles of fun. 
On Wednesday, I attended a new Lancรดme store opening in Myer over on Bourke St Mall. It was buzzing with flowing champagne and even had a string quartet! My friend Athena and I had an impromptu evening at the ballet on Thursday and we saw Cinderella at the beautiful State Theatre.

Here's the final installment of my My Week in Pictures for my #30DaysofJune challenge!

Thursday, 25 June 2015

The Best Chocolate Cookie Recipe... Ever. | 30 Days of June


You know how everyone thinks they have the key to the best cookie recipe?

Well, they're wrong.

So undeniably wrong.

But that's okay, because I have the key to the best damn cookies you will ever eat in this lifetime and I'll even let you in on the secret- for free.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Am I A Concealer Hoarder? | 30 Days of June


Short answer, yes.
I have needs, OK?

Okay, so I'm a beautyholic- what's new? This latest installment of 'Anjelique has too many products in her makeup collection' features some of my favourite concealers which I have tried, tested and reviewed for you!

I have everything from light to full coverage and categorised them with a multitude of uses.

Come shop my stash!

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Essence Gel Liner Pencils + Swatches | 30 Days of June







Put your hands in the air if you love eyeliner!

You might remember these bad boys from my May Favourites, which are a current staple in my makeup wardrobe and general all round miracle product.

Prepare to be mesmerized!

Monday, 22 June 2015

Lips of The Day: Shanghai Suzy Lipstick in Amethyst | 30 Days of June



Sometimes the gloomy Winter weather gets you down. 

Yes, even me- the lover of all things cold and Wintery can even get down about Winter! Ha.

So I thought why not inject a bit of colour into my Monday and kick off the week with a bold, purple lip!

Sunday, 21 June 2015

HOW TO: Wash Makeup Brushes




Look at your makeup brushes. Now back to me. Now back to the brushes.

Are they dirty, grimy, or even looking a little worse for wear? Never fear, we'll have them looking brand spanking new in no time!

Friday, 19 June 2015

5 Things: The Small Things


You will always remember the BIG moments in your life. 

Weddings, the birth of your first child, the day you move out of your family home, etc. but we often forget it's actually the small things that count, the seemingly insignificant moments of every day life that lead us up to these big moments and define who we are. 

I decided I wanted to give this a try and have come up with a list of five 'small things' I am grateful for this week.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

The Winterlicious TAG | 30 Days of June


Hey-o!

Since it's really beginning to get into Winter time here in Melbourne, I thought I would do a fun little Winter -themed tag to start off the season.  So grab a mug of Hot Chocolate and let's get into it!

The above picture is actually one I took myself a couple of years ago as Sarah and I were travelling through the Swiss alps- it's such a breath taking view!

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

The Ultimate Nude Lip Combo | 30 Days of June


I have found the Bonnie and Clyde of lip pencils.

It's a combination of Nars' Lip Pencil in 'Sex Machine', a Velvet Matte Jumbo Lip Pencil and Chalotte Tilbury's Lip Cheat in 'Pillow Talk' which I have most recently acquired. Together the make one the master of the Pinky Nude Lip. 

For the most part of my makeup wearing life, I have been attracted to bold and bright lipsticks and never gave a second thought to natural, nude colours- in fact, I thought they were a bit stupid. Fast-forward a few years to when I first discover my love of warm tones and the understated nude lip and I can't imagine my life without them.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Assorted Primers | 30 Days of June


It's prime time!

I am all too familiar with the slip and slide of makeup throughout the day and before I discovered primers, I thought makeup would never work for me.

I've mentioned once or twice (or three thousand) times that I have oily skin and I never really understood how important primers were in my everyday makeup routine. Over the last year I have tried a lot of primers out myself and these were my top primer winners and picks I will keep repurchasing and coming back to. 

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Sunday, 14 June 2015

Cookies & Bloggers & Caricatures... Oh My! | 30 Days of June


Hello and Happy Sunday friends!

I enjoyed vlogging so much the first time I thought I might give it another try!

This week I purchased a new camera for my blog  so I could take photos when I'm out and about without having to lug around a DSLR (sigh) and I decided to double it as a vlogging camera. Say 'Hello' to my new Sony A5000...

I had a pretty fun week- I caught up with some of my fave bloggers, make THE BEST cookies in the world and soaked up the moonlight at the QV Night Market with my bestie, Sarah!

Want to know what else I got up to?

Friday, 12 June 2015

Flashback Friday | 30 Days of June


Oh yeah, today we're kicking it old school with a cute snap of me when I was a wee little bub! Although I look about five years old in this picture- I'm only a few months shy of my second birthday. 

What even?

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Healthy Breakfast Smoothie Recipe | 30 Days of June


Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. 

You know that, I know that- yet we're all found guilty of skipping it when we're in a mad rush, but I have found the perfect solution; a smoothie.

Typically, smoothies are made with lots of fruit, yogurt and milk and while that's all well and good it's not a very well balanced liquid breakfast. 

The key ingredient here that turns this ordinary smoothie into a 'breakfast' smoothie is the addition of rolled oats! Delicious, nutritious and Low GI, oats compliment this smoothie well and are perfect for those folks who are on the run and tend to skip breakfast!

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

My Foundation Collection | 30 Days of June


Foundations, foundations, foundations.

I probably have more than the average beauty consumer but as far as beauty gurus go, I'm sure I have very few in comparison to others, but I do like to have an assortment of colours and formulas in my arsenal because you just never know.

I also like to spend most of my free time testing out new products and formulation because my skin is just too damn picky. Throughout my teens I suffered with a lot of pimples/ blackheads but for the most part I would say my skin was combination/oily. As soon as I entered my 20's everything changed, my skin started to get oilier and I started breaking out like a pre-pubescent teenager again! 
SHOCK HORROR!
Since then, I have made it my mission to find the ultimate foundation which would last on my very oily skin and would not slip off during the day. 

Don't get me wrong, yes I may have quite oily skin, but I don't like to limit myself to foundations/ makeup specifically formulated for my skin type. Every body's skin is unique and don't feel disheartened if foundation's that work for my skin don't necessarily work for yours. Skin types go so far beyond Dry, Normal, Combination and Oily, so make sure you do what's right for you.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

DIY Deep Cleansing Face Mask | 30 Days of June


READY, SET, GO! FOR GREAT LOOKING SKIN.


We all love a good face mask but I think they're even better when made fresh using ingredients you can find in your kitchen cupboard.

This face mask is perfect for every one, it's just your own skin type which determines how often you use it. For example, I have quite oily skin so I can use this mask on a daily basis whereas someone with normal/ drier skin might prefer to use this monthly as a deep cleansing mask.

Take care when using this mask though, it's binding ingredient is honey so make sure your clothes are protected when sporting this mask, there will be no spillages on my watch!

Sunday, 7 June 2015

High-End Beauty Haul


So we've made it through the first week of 30 Days of June!

How did you go?

I'm totally loving this everyday blogging thing at the moment- it seems the more I write, the more ideas I get! I'm not sure if I'm prepared to take it on as a full time commitment though- at least, not yet.

Today I come to you with the another ever-so popular haul video. As it was my birthday last month, I put some money aside to splurge on some products that I have been lusting over the past couple of months. It's a pretty restrained haul- trust me, I could've done a lot more damage!

My only problem now that I have all these new products- I just want more!

Thursday, 4 June 2015

The 'Me-Time' TAG | 30 Days of June


Aloha!

I saw this tag as I was browsing through Caz's blog, Style Lingua and I thought, why not? It's all about some of the things I like to do in my spare 'me-time' and I thought it might be nice to share! So sit back in your chair and grab a cup of tea, let's get to it!

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

My Top 5 Red Lipsticks: Drugstore Edition | 30 Days of June


Searching for the right red for you? 

From orange-toned reds to raspberry reds, I've got you covered!

These lipsticks are all ones you can find in your local chemist/ drugstore/ Priceline and I promise they won't break the bank! I have hand picked some of the best formulas and shades which I think are two key elements to the perfect bold lip!

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

HOW TO: Stop Your Concealer from Creasing | 30 Days of June


Are you frustrated with your concealer not lasting all day?

Are you tired of your concealer creasing under your eyes?

Do you wonder why your concealer sets into your fine lines and wrinkles?

Never fear, Anjelique is here!
 I've got all the steps, tips and tricks you'll ever need!

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