Sunday, 29 November 2015

One year on YouTube!

Isn't it crazy how quickly time flies by? Celebrations and occasions pass and before you know it, it's Christmas and then the New Year begins again.

Today, (to the day, actually) marks the first anniversary of my YouTube channel. It has been an absolute whirlwind of a year and I have made so many new friends through this little community of content creators. I am so humbled by the fact that there are some of you who actually tune in and actively watch my videos every week. 

I'm a little bit mushy sometimes and the nostalgia waves can sometimes hit me like a tsunami (90s kids problems) so I decided to put this little clip together to reminisce on my first YouTube anniversary!



Friday, 27 November 2015

S/S Nail Picks '15



For each season, there is a new trend for anything. From hairstyles to makeup to nails, the weather change generally indicates what's in style at the moment.

As we are approaching the 'Summer months' here in Australia (a.k.a. 'Hotter than Hell') I thought I might sit back and share with you what shades I'm going to be wearing on my nails for these upcoming months of torture- I mean, happiness.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

BotanicES Review




Hands up if you like a cup of coffee to wake you up in the morning? How about a coffee body scrub? 

Well, have you ever thought about including coffee in your skincare regime? 

The BotanicES natural caffeine skincare range claims to rejuvenate, hydrate and balance your skin in an environmentally sustainable way. Their gentle creams contain natural caffeine which provide a rich source of anti-oxidant properties for tighter, firmer skin with a supple complexion. 

Sounds interesting? Read on.

Sunday, 22 November 2015

NEW Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation Review


Being a (slightly-obsessed) lover of beauty, I'm always on the hunt for the next big product to make a break in the market. Testing products is almost a religion to me and something I love to do in my spare time. 

So naturally, when one of my favourite foundations decided to change their formulation and packaging, I wanted to be the first to critique it! I have tested, worn and put this foundation to work, so here are my thoughts on Rimmel's new Match Perfection* Foundation.

Friday, 20 November 2015

#NOTD | Sally Hansen's Miracle Gel in 'Geo-Mint-ric'



Kickin' it old schol #NOTD today, I have recently been obsessing over this shade from the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel collection in 'Geo-Mint-ric'*. Not only is it a cute play on words, it is also a cute colour to wear if you want to get showered with compliments and praised about how beautiful your nails look. 

I am absolutely digging this formula too, it's super easy to apply because it has a wide brush and it also dries so much quicker than any of my other nail polishes. Plus, it 'cures' to this gel polish look in natural sunlight. I want one in every colour, please!

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Tea for your Bath?

I love to enjoy a nice cup of tea from time to time and I am a huge fan of drinking a warm mug of my  favourite herbal 'sleepy-time' tea right before bed to wind me down for the evening.

What I had never imaged however, was dipping a tea bag into my bath! Thinking about it, it honestly doesn't sounds so crazy- as long as you imagine your bath to be one giant tea cup, I think you'll get along with the idea just fine...


Sunday, 15 November 2015

Glowy/Festive Makeup Tutorial

You might be already familiar with my most recent obsession of highlighting my face into a glittery disco ball. If not, 'Welcome' to you!

Ever since stumbling across the highlighter combination that is Mary-Lou and a certain liquid Skin Tint, I have been envisioning this glowy, illuminated makeup look that will take your ordinary daily makeup to epic, highlighted proportions. 

The best thing about this look, is it can be worn with absolutely any lip! Whether you prefer a sultry nude or a beautifully, bold lip- any combination will work for you. I was undecided which lip choice I wanted to go for so I ended up picking out a new lip product and viola; we now have a festive spin on this glowy makeup. 'Tis the season for highlighting...




After first stumbling across Lush's new range of makeup items, I was quickly entranced by these liquid lipsticks. Decisive* is one of the many gorgeous array of colours they currently offer both in store and online and boasts a gorgeous cool-toned red, perfect for the upcoming festive season!


Products Mentioned:

Skindinavia Makeup Primer Spray*
Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
ABH Dip Brow Pomade
NYX Eye Primer Skin Tone
Coastal Scents Hot Pot S03
Sephora Smart Liner
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Bourjois Chocolate Bronzer
Sleek Blush in Chantilly
Lush Lipstick in Decisive*

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I feel like the more and more I play around with highlighting, the more obsessed I become. Does anyone else feel that way about highlighter? Just me?

What is one makeup trend you are loving at the moment?

Friday, 13 November 2015

The New Rosehip Oil Craze

I'm not sure if you've noticed but I certainly have, Rosehip Oil has taken over the beauty world by storm. Rosehip Oil has been used for centuries for it's potent skin regeneration properties, helping to nourish the skin and achieve a radiant glow, but it first popped up on my radar when I saw some of my other blogger friends talk about it in their video and blog posts. One friend even raved about how Rosehip Oil helped grow her eyelashes longer and thicker! You could say I was definitely intrigued, so I wanted to find out what this 'miracle' oil could do for me. 

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Mini Sephora Australia Haul




Ever since I first got into watching beauty gurus on YouTube, I have not stopped hearing about the coveted 'Sephora' store. If anyone here watched American beauty gurus back in 2010, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about. The black and white stripes soon became an obsession and a need I had to fulfill.

Now here's where living over in good ol' Australia definitely has it's downs. It takes approximately 2345018 years for trends to catch on and brands to even think about shipping here before anything exciting happens. With the announcement of the first ever Australian Sephora store last year I got my hopes up that my city would be picked to host the flagship store. Alas, Sydney was chosen over Melbourne and this is truly why the rivalry runs deep between these two cities as it's always a battle of which city is 'better'. I'm born and raised in Melbourne and trust me, this rivalry mindset starts young! Eh, you win some you lose some- we were the first city in Australia to get H&M, so I suppose it's only fair.

Without any real need to go to Sydney other than to visit the Sephora store, I decided to patiently wait until a Melbourne store was announced... Thank the makeup gods it launches this month! Also launching this month was the Sephora AU online store and oh my, it's fabulous. They are still adding new brands to the site every day but I was only really interested in one thing, the Sephora Collection.
I decided to purchase a few things (that weren't already sold out) to try out and I'm so excited to actually have these products in my hands.

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Empties #2 : Products I've Used Up & Review

I have a habit of hoarding empty containers and products under the premise that I will actually get around to filming an Empties video...eventually. At the same time, I also have a pet peeve of clutter and disorganisation so I end up getting frustrated hoarding these containers and they usually end up in the recycle bin.

Before the clutter got too much again, I thought I would quicker gather my empty containers together and film this video so I don't drive myself absolutely mad.

Friday, 6 November 2015

5 Healthy Breakfast Ideas


I always find that I'm in more of a mood to eat breakfast as the weather starts to warm up. Here in Melbourne, we are slowly but surely approaching some much nicer Spring/ Summer weather, which has definitely gotten me in the mood to get back into the kitchen and get creative.

I absolutely love breakfast, (more specifically brunch) but some days I can't be arsed coming up with new ideas of what to eat and it can be somewhat draining to think of a breakfast that makes you excited to start your day. 

So I've decided to put a twist on a few oldies; here are my 5 Healthy Breakfast Ideas to help kickstart your morning!

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

I'm a Top Beauty Blogger?

Apparently my little blog, which was born in the middle of my quarter-life crisis, comes in at number 20...I'm super stoked to say the least! I just wanted to make a quick post and share will you how grateful I am to have joined the blogging community and thank each and every one of you for your ongoing support of my blog. I'm also thankful for the wonderful friendships I have made along the way, especially in this past year! I have come across some seriously creative, talented and like-minded people and I am ever so blessed to be faced with such open-ended encouragement. 

Check out the infographic below to see where all your favourite blogs have placed! Congratulations to all bloggers mentioned, well done! 

Top 50 Beauty Bloggers In Australia 

Sunday, 1 November 2015

October Favourites

It's that time of the month again...favourites time! This past month has been all about rediscovering old product favourites and experimenting with oils and moisturisers. Dry skin girls, I think I finally feel your pain and I have a solution just for you! Make sure you check out the video in the post below for my tips on dealing with dry, flaky patches when it comes to applying foundation.

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