Thursday, 1 October 2015

Ross & Rachel

Ah friends. One of the best television shows for many reasons, one of them being the ability to watch any episode for the millionth time and no get sick of it. Another, is the infamous relationship between Ross and Rachel. Let's be real, they were my OTP from the get-go {He is her lobster for seafood sake?!}. Too Faced released two blushing bronzers, with the other couple being Carrie & Big from SITC. While the blush shade in Carrie & Big is a beautiful peachy shade, my heart belongs to the pinks which coincidentally happened to be Ross & Rachel. yay tho.


Firstly, this product was so difficult to track down. I went to the only Mecca Maxima in my city to find it and they didn't have any on their display. I hung my head and went to fill my heart with their new love heart blushes, opened the draw. LO AND BEHOLD. There it was, wait for me to buy it. So I did. This product is a limited edition item according to Mecca however, is still available on the site and the Too Faced Website - under bronzers.

The packaging is super cute with a flashy design of increasing hearts. Literally my first thought when I opened it was "Holy-crackamole?!". 1) Generous mirror! 2)The blush to bronzer ratio is kinda heartbraking as I'm more of a blush kinda gal, but I'll go with it Too Faced. For Rachel and Ross.


The deep bronzer portion of the blush leans quite orange which to be honest, scared me at the beginning {and secretly now too}. All I can say is that you definitely have to use a light hand with this product as it can take you to an oompla-loompa level in an instant if you aren't careful. However, I do think that the golden sheen to it will make me look like a bronzed goddess in the summertime. I CAN DREAM RIGHT?!


The thing that I love most about this bronzer/blush hybrid is that they both blend out seamlessly on the face. I'll admit when the blush and the bronzer are worn together, it can look a little too much. I'll keep it real. But I work around it and use the slightest amount of bronzer on a fluffy brush and go to town on blending it on the outer parts of my face. Then I apply the blush on the apples of my cheeks with a small brush because LOOK at how small that pink heart is. I really do not think I can get over the fact that the blush is so small.

We all know that Too Faced just have their bronzers down-pat and this one is no exception. Yes it was an impulse buy {packaging THO!}. But the product itself is pretty dreamy and I just can't wait to get more use out of it in the summer time!

Who is your favourite OTP from any TV show?
Mine is definitely Brooke and Lucas from One Tree Hill! FO SHO.
xx

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Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Drama-Bomb

I really hope you read the title is Lumpy Space Princess' voice because as soon as Maybelline released their Color Drama Velvet Lip Pencils, that was my first initial reaction. I went out and bought 3 of the possible 10 shades available in Australian Pharmacies and I've gotta say that their is some choice but I wish there were a few more variations of pinks like a nice mauve pink would be spot on.


First of all the packaging is quite NARS-esque being a lip pencil that's slim-ish and displays the shade on the base of the pencil for easy access to the shade you want. The color drama lip pencils do require to be sharpened which may be an issue for some due to loss of product but I personally don't find it annoying because how often do you ever get through a whole lip pencil so quickly?

I personally love slim line lip products as it makes application more easier for people who have small lips or have defined lips {le me, I have points on my upper lips which makes lipstick a task and a half}. But I found it a breeze to apply all shades, even the darkest one to my lips with little to no mess.


All the shades are insanely pigmented, creamy and feel so comfortable on the lips. The longevity differs from shade with the darker shades obviously lasting longer and the sheerest one fading quicker on the lips. I just can't get over the fact that they go on so easily {probs due to the pencil form eh?} and smoothly with a punch of colour. With the shades I had chosen, none of them fell into the cracks of my lips or accentuated any dry patches.

L-R: Pink So Chic, Love My Pink & Minimalist.

110 PINK SO CHIC
The name is totally misleading as its a deep boysenberry, a mixture of a plum and purple. I would definitely have to say that it is so similar to MAC's Rebel but more red tones. This is my favourite shade out of the ones that I bought. It suits my dark features and lasts a decent amount of time without eating. With eating is another story, it will fade in the centre of the lips and my chin copped most of what was on my bottom lip when I took a bite. That's the only gripe I have with this shade, but other than that, I LOVE!

130 LOVE MY PINK
This shade is a cool mid toned pink which I'm still trying to get used to. Personally, this shade is my least favourite out of the ones that I have bought. I'm not a fan of the colour on my skin tone, it looks really barbie pink on my lips and that's something that I typically don't go for. From swatches I had seen online and in store, this shade looked completely different on my lips. This shade is something that my mum would wear, so it has a new home now.

140 MINIMALIST
A light pink that has golden glitters running through it making it very different to all the other shades available.  It looks healthy on the lips due to the intense sheen, I know that's an odd way to describe it but it's true. It's not a nude but rather a neutral that goes with any skin tone or eye look. For me it's almost like a my lips but newer and shinier. Obviously due to to this shade being so light, it isn't long lasting but it's light enough to apply without a mirror.

Overall, I really enjoy this collection that Maybelline brought out! I would have loved more pink shades, however there really is a nice selection to choose from anyways.

Have you tried these lip pencils before? I'd love to know what you think.
xx

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Thursday, 16 July 2015

20th Birthday Haulage

Some may say that I have gone crazy with all these haul posts but today I bring to you a special haul post as it was my 20th Birthday on Saturday and I got some really interesting and exciting things that I wanted to share and look back on when I'm like super old. My family has been extremely generous this year and I appreciate everything that they bought and did for me to make my birthday one of the best I have had so far in 20 years of living. I could be wrong in terms of best birthday bc I did have some pretty rockin' McDonald's b'day parties back in the day.


I'll start with the most biggest and probably the most exciting present which was a brand spankin' new Iphone 6 in gold. I just got shivers down my spine. I didn't add it in the photo because it was charging from excessively playing the Kim Kardashian game {I'm obsessed again}. My fam actually had to renew our contracts and all got new phones but I asked if they could save mine until my birthday. So I had to wait like 2 months with the phone in the box just waiting to be used. The strug was real but it was all worth it!

My dad bought me a Winnie the Pooh Jim Shore Figurine. This is a thoughtful present as my name in greek means "Honey Bee" and Winnie the Pooh, honey, bees - it all goes together! So this one means a lot to me and I'm sure I'll always look at it and be like "oh yeah, 20".

At the moment, Mecca Maxima has like a deal going on where if you spend over $65 you get a free Kit Nail Polish where the shades were created by some pretty rockin' beauty bloggers/vloggers. I chose the shades "Heidi" which is a deep raspberry wine and then "Michelle" which is a greige shade.


I also got freaking OLAF PAJAMAS~!!!!! Those who know me, understand my love for Peter Alexander Jimjams when he collabs with Disney. It's honestly like a "shut up and take my money" type of deal every time I walk by his stores. Anyways at the moment there is a Frozen collection and my mumma was able to track down a set of pink PJ's with olaf all over them. They are super cute, super warm and super cuddly and I can't wait to wear them bc #bloggerprobs and I couldn't wear them until I took photos of them.

A while back I bought some pieces from MIMCO when they had a sale on back in late May/ early June and I waited until my birthday to open and wear them. I'm really weird about opening presents before my birthday, it can't be just me tho right?! I picked up this really pretty sparkly glitter pouch (Here in Black) and I'm obsessed. OBSESSED. I love the whole navy, purple and green iridescence thing going on. I need a moment. It doesn't have a handle which is a major bummer but I'm sure I'll make it work *snap in z formation*. And then from Mimco again, I got these gggggoooorgeous earrings which are actually my life. They are rose gold studs with giant dusty rose crystals in the centre. If you are in store, check them out and let yourself fall in love with them! (Online Here)


And then ONTO DA MAKEUP! As you can see from the pink bag, all of it was purchased at Mecca Maxima (و ˃̵ᴗ˂̵)و. Majority of it was from Too Faced as I had a few things on my list that I have always wanted to try from there but never really saw the need. I haven't tried anything yet because I had to take photos {#bbloggerProbz} but I'm sure you will see them floating around on my blog in the future. I got the Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in "Melted Peony" which is a gorgeous medium pink shade, perfect for everyday use. I then got the Better Than Sex Mascara because it was only a matter of time before I had this baby in my collection. There is a lot of fuss over how goooood your lashes look, so I can't wait to wear it.

Again from Too Faced, I got the Natural Matte Palette which has an array of basic matte shades, not too light or dark which I like. I don't really like the glitter shadows from the normal Natural eye palette because they are chunky and the fallout is horrific. Buuut through the Chocolate Bar Palette, I have learned to love Too Faced Shadows so I cannot wait to give this palette a go! And finally, ah. The Clinique Sculptionary Cheek Contouring Palette in the shade "Defining Berries". Holy moly. I don't think I could love the shade of a blush so much. Very berry, very nice. Can't wait to sweep it all over my cheeks for the sculpting blush effect.

I'd love to know what's on your wish list at the moment! Leave a comment down below!
xx

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Sunday, 12 July 2015

The Nerd Files #6 | Supanova Weekend 2015 + Haul


Man, I love the season of nerd cons. Meeting stars from some of my fave tv shows and movies, looking at the detail that people put into their cosplays and the general atmosphere of like-minded people just makes me feel happy and comfortable. Can you already believe that this time last year, I was writing up a similar post?! I love nerd cons and Supanova holds a special place in my heart because they bring the best celebs.

I'll share the photos below but you're going to have to get through the haul first {or scroll down to have a nosey and come back, do what you please, I WON'T STOP YOU!}.


We walked to the Popcultcha stall which had a deal of 3 for $40 on POP Vinyl figurines, which is actually a pretty good deal considering that they cost $17AUD EACH! I couldn't pass it up! So I searched the disney section because really, do you know who I am?? And found Cogsworth {the clock}, Lumiere {the candlestick} and Mrs Potts with Chip {the real baes of beauty and the beast}. I'm still deciding if I should take them out of the box or not?? SEND HELp.


This year my cousin and I swore that we were not going to buy artwork from the artists this year because we really have no more walls. But my cousin caved with captain america posters and then I saw this really cool divider that was covered in Captain America comic strips. I just asked the lady if it was for sale and shoved my money in her face. Not really, but kinda really.. I was going to put eyeshadow palettes in it so I could see them all but it's a little bit too big so I'll just use it for uni books on my desk.


And then I purchased one of the most pointless things ever and I know it. A keyring with Chris Pratt's face from Jurrasic World {that movie tho, yaaas}. You don't need to question my thought process. But Chris Pratt. That is all.

THE WEEKEND
As for weekend roundup, my best friend and I went both days so we could split up meet and greets with shopping and looking at stores and cosplays. Looking back, I should have taken more photos but Saturday was madness and we walked around like sardines in a tin, so packed, everybody invading my personal space, so I didn't whip my camera out. And then on Sunday, I was running around like a mad woman getting photos and last minute autographs.

On Saturday, I met Elizabeth Henstridge from Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. If you follow me on twitter, then you would know that my fam and I literally binge watched this show about 2-3 weeks ago and obsessed would be an understatement. I was so nervous but she was so lovely and she had the coolest varsity jacket with the SHIELD emblem on it. I decided that I couldn't live without an autograph so I went and had a chat to her about nail polish and her jacket {someone made it for her} and she is just perf.


Then I met Danielle Panabaker who I was a fan of since I was young and first saw her on Disney Channel in a movie called Stuck in the Suburbs with Brenda Song. Now she is in The Flash, which is one of my favourite TV shows alongside SHIELD and Arrow so I just HAD to meet this woman and get an autograph. She had no wait line so I didn't have time to prepare myself so I stumbled across all my words bc I was talking to freaking Caitlin Snow. We talked about her time in my city, disney channel, supanova weekend and when she was going home. I walked away feelin' good.


Elizabeth and Danielle were definitely the highlight as I had more interactions with them, rather than just a photo, but I'll skim through the other people that I met. Also on Saturday as a last minute decision, I met Nathan Fillion bc once in a lifetime. What made me do it was the fact that he was in Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place and of course Castle. He was pleasant to meet, he shook your hand, asked you your name and was like "Nice to meet you (insert name here)" or "Thanks for coming out (name)". Really great guy who gives a nice squeeze cuddle {my awkward arms though}.


Sunday.. The day that was dedicated to all things Harry Potter. My friends have always been obsessed and then hooked me in one day when I was like 14 and I have never looked back. I think I've mentioned it before but I haven't read the series until this year, I'm currently on the third book and it is amaze *praying hands emoji*. And the movies are pretty good too so I met Jason Isaacs aka Lucius Malfoy and Bonnie Wright aka sweet Ginny Weasley.


Whoop, there it is. 
It's been two weeks and I'm having post supanova sadness, but It'll be back next year and I can't wait until then. Hope you liked this post, tell me about your nerd obsessions!

Also it was my birthday yesterday, the big two- ohh. I'm planning to do a birthday haul, would you be keen on it?
xx
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Thursday, 2 July 2015

Berry Obsessed

Since the semester has finished and I find myself lost without the constant tick on my mind to either study or finish a last minute assignment. I have been going out, for dinners and nights out with my friends which is a nice change to the usual weekends snuggling up into my toy story jim jams and binge watching tv shows and disney movies.

But I noticed that I have reached out to the same lipstick over and over again. Something that's new to me anyways and just the perfect amount of vampiness a gal like me can handle. I'm talking about the highly coveted {did I use that word right?! PAH-english tho}, MAC Rebel.

Swatch with one layer in artificial lighting bc gurl cannot catch the sun

MAC Rebel looks beautiful in the tube like a boysenberry shade but when actually on the lips, it translates to an even prettier deep purple wine with slight fuchsia tones. The formula is a satin finish which really lovely, it is creamy, sheeny and feels smooth on the lips while being decently opaque. This lipsticks staining power is unreal. I wore it to dinner and the only thing that happened was that it faded into a stain which praise the lord for no outer rim business going on! And I literally couldn't get the stain off when I went to remove it. I just gave up and woke up with berry lips.

I do love the versatility of this lipstick. I can easily get away with it slightly pressed into the lip to look like it's worn in. Or go full on with two lipstick layers to make it a deep purple wine. Either way, the shade goes really nicely with dark features {thank sweet lemondrops, I didn't want to regret this purchase} but I think it would look nice on anyone, it's just one of those shades. It does feather due to the formula as it's not matte but I don't mind - it just means swooping in with a lip liner beforehand.

Also can I say this lipstick paired with cool toned shadows, a flick of liner and big lashes is just ٩(♡ε♡ )۶.  yas.

Have you tried MAC Rebel? Or have any dupes that you love?
xx

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Wednesday, 24 June 2015

How I Store Long Lip Products

Something I have always struggled with is storing long lip products such as crayons, pencils and liquid lipstick because:
A) I have many, and
B) They look so odd with the rest of my lipsticks which are like half of the size.

But at last, I have found a SOLUTION *Points finger in the air*


In my latest homewares haul, I mentioned that I picked up this copper canister which is actually the perfect size to keep all of the crayons and lip pencils that I own. It looks like a pretty bouquet of lipstick flowers which is really unique and gives a nice touch to my room. I like the fact that I can just see the caps without the writing {I'm all about aesthetics}. It currently store about 15 lip products in there at the moment which is a little worrying but fear not, there is room for more ;). {I'm kidding, I have too many and need to stop buying LIP PRODUCTS! I have only one pair of lips!!!}

As for the lip products that are stashed in there, majority of them are from Revlon as I went zero to crazy on their release of the MATTE and LACQUER balms. I did do posts on them, full reviews and swatches but I culled a few colours that I wasn't just diggin'. So of course all the ones that survived were pinks, oranges, corals and one lonely red shade.

And of course more lip crayons; Rimmel "Keep Mauving", Bourjois "Orange Punch" and Nyx "Honey Nectar". These are crayons that are quite sheer but buildable and I pretty much wear on days where I cannot be bothered with anything too fancy. And then my beloved NARS "Red Square" which is bright orange red. Me gusta :} And also another lip pencil from NARS called "New Lover" which is a velvet gloss and is more comfortable to wear and has a sheeny finish on the lips.

I also have some matte liquid lipsticks such as "Suadeberry" from Lime Crime and a vintage red matte from Klara Cosmetics. And I also have a dupe for Lime Crime's Red Velvet which I'm testing out from Savvy in the shade "Miss Monroe".

How do you store awkward lip products? I'd really love to know!
xx

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Thursday, 18 June 2015

End Of Semester Makeup Haul

I must admit that my makeup shopping has significantly reduced during the course of my semester. Like my bank account has been so chilled and happy with this new habit of not buying new makeup every week. So to celebrate getting through the semester of highs and lows, I decided to go makeup shopping. I did splurge on some high end things, but instead of adding in the haul, I decided that I want to play around with them first {before taking photos, the bblogger in me cries}. So I thought since there was way more drugstore products that I would do a little haul post because I do LOVE a good ol' haul. Some things I have tried and will share my thoughts but most of them I haven't had a chance to put all over my face yet.


The main product that I was after was the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation and I've gotta say, I am impressed. Now the gripe I have with drugstore foundations is that they are never light enough with yellow undertones. This foundation was sent from the heavens above and matches my skin PERFECTLY! Yas, and then of course it looks pretty dewy and healthy on my skin and lasts a fair amount of time. Overall, I'm getting on great with this foundation.

I'm actually surprised that I didn't get as my lip products as I did. Like I only picked up the Maybelline Color Drama Velvet Lip Pencil in "Minimalist" which I have only swatched in store. It looks like a sheeny light pink shade that is super wearable and easy to apply. I'm sure I'll report back with my thoughts. I can't even get over the fact that I only got one lip product. When does that ever happen?!

Even though I have like 5 mascaras that are waiting to be used, I picked up the L'Oreal False Lash Telescopic Mascara which is waterproof {my fave for not getting the panda eye effect}. I have short, stumpy lashes and I normally like using volumising mascaras to get va-va-voom lashes but for every day wear, I like the look of natural long lashes. Hopefully it delivers.

In terms of eyes, I thought I would try a L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow and I got the shade "Forever Pink" because it swatched so creamy and pigmented in store. I have played around with the shadow maybe once or twice and I still feel torn. I don't like how it looks so foily on the lid, it's beautiful don't get me wrong but it doesn't sit well on my eyes. And then I picked up the Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in "Nude" which is perfect for brightening the waterline.


I didn't realise in store that nearly everything that I bought is by L'Oreal but gotta utilise them sales if you know what I mean ;). I picked up the Nude Magique Blur Cream which is a primer that is supposed to create a blurring effect to prep for foundation. I don't really get the fuss with primers, as long as they make my foundation stay on longer - I'm a happy chappy. Another product that I haven't tried yet it the Lumi Magique Touch Of Light Highlighter which was influenced by youtubers. I mean what isn't these days right?

In the past, I have owned a few of the L'Oreal Colour Riche Nail Polishes and really enjoy the cream formula and easy application due to the curved brush. It was only a matter of time before I tried one of their glitter formulas and can I just say that this is one of the prettiest glitters that I have seen. It's name is "Sequin Explosion" which is justified with the amount of glitter bombs in this polish. Overall it has a silvery lilac undertone of glitters with blue micro glitters and small pink chunks. Pretty much a sequin explosion. Again, I will report back.

Have you tried any of these products before? Tell me your thoughts!
xx

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Sunday, 7 June 2015

Cute Stationary? Shut Up And Take My Money!

I truly am a sucker when it comes to stationary. Kikki K has some of the sleekest designs so when I discovered that they had a yellow collection going on, I was like YAAASSSS KIKKI K YAAAASSS! Hands in the air and everything!


I knew Kikki K had these Set of Bowls and I was keen but not really keen because what am I really going to do with not one, but three tiny bowls?! I saw that one of them had a gold robotic bee detail inside the bowl and I was sold. Plus they look super cute stacked together so I'm sure I'll find a spot for them. And then because I like everything to match, I bought a hexagonal Small Dish Plate that follows with gold detailing saying "Life is sweet". Life will be sweet now that I own this thing so I can place cute rings and stuff on this dish. The aesthetic is real!

Copper is the bees knees in homewares at the moment, and I had my eye on this Copper Canister since the last collection. I bought it thinking that it could be a cool brush holders but then I thought that it might get destroyed with water and scratches. I currently store all my lip crayons in it because they used to kinda lay awkwardly in my drawers but now they are all together and look like a bunch of lipstick flowers.


I bought the Hello Yellow Feature Journal because this girl likes writing lists like nobody's business and yellow is one of my favourite colours and I JUST LIKE JOURNALS OKAY? okay.  Plus every once in a while, the design of the page changes which is super cool and unique to have in a notebook. And then I saw a Postcard Set with the same theming and my mind switched straight to #bloggeraestheticstho

You can ask mama lemon but back in my primary school days, I was really into scrapbooking. Like I had drawers full of papers, ribbons, tapes, decorations ETTICKA ETTICKA. It was insane, and everyone thought it was not cool to scrapbook, and well well well, what do we see here?! Things like smash books and project life are in with the cool crowd. I'll stop myself there because I could go into so much detail and that's not what you came here for. Long story short, I'm getting back into scrapbooking. I saw this Paper Lovers Book which is exactly what it is. A book filled with different papers, stickers, labels and more!


And then I picked up the Life is Sweet Vision Board Kit for the times where I need a bit of motivation and inspiring things to get myself back on track. I would be fibbing if I didn't say that the paper purchases weren't for the blog. Ya know what I'm sayin'?! winky wink, nudgey nudge ;)

I walked out spending too much money, but no regrats. NO REGRATS. If there is cute stationary infront of my eyeballs, I'm going to buy it.
xx

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Thursday, 7 May 2015

The Nerd Files #5 | Comic Con 2015

Oz comic con was on the 11th and 12th of April this year but I only went on the Sunday during the weekend, which is really unusual as I always go both days to look around at the stores and the cosplays properly. As I was there only on one day, I had to work quick as this year, comic con was even bigger than last year. I had to line up earlier to skip lines as I literally had to leave by 4pm as I had another event to go to, which you might see a post on if I think the photos look ok to post {they look awful, but I want to share the event}.


I spent the day with one of best friends, and going to these nerd cons are sort of out thing that we do together and look forward too every year. We walked into the con knowing that we wanted to get a photo with Billie Piper who plays a companion called Rose from Doctor Who. We waited in line and got out token and then we waited until like 2 o'clock for our photo.

I walked in and she said "Hello gorgeous" in her cute British accent, she was wearing what I can only describe as a grungy picnic rug. It was a quick chat and photo but she was so lovely and friendly. She had a full on chat with my best friend about her hair and where she got her jacket from! So overall, we are quite pleased with how our meet and greet went. Unfortunately I didn't have time to get an autograph so I could talk to her more because I had to leave. That's why I like going both days of the weekend as you can literally do everything without stress.


As for the stuff that I bought, I had these in mind before the convention started as I knew that they were there from last year. No not the lego town, Disney Traditions figurines by Jim Shore. I cannot even begin to explain how cute these figurines are. My heart kinda died when I looked at the prices because they cost an arm and a leg but they only sell them at conventions in Australia. I have tried looking online but I cannot find any australian stores that sell them. boo. But at least that I have something to look forward to at every convention!

I actually walked up to the store like WHWHWHAT?! I knew that I had to have this Little Mermaid sitting on a rock figurine! I mean come ON! The little details are what make it so special in my opinion. I have never been so obsessed with a figurine in my whole life. Funny story, some lady was creeping up behind me and looking at it so it was all or nothing so I screamed out to the worker lady and got the last one in the box! Risk it to get the biscuit. I LOVE IT!


The next one that I bought was the most expensive out of all of them because look at it, it's kinda massive. But no REGRATS {none at all}. It's called "Wishing upon a star" which has some of the characters from pinocchio. Pinocchio is such an underrated film, the songs are so cute and all the characters are so quirky! It's incredibly lighter than I thought it would be so thank the lawd as I didn't want to be carrying a heavy box all day. I love that they included Figaro {the cat!} and a mini Jiminy and the over all quality of the characters are amazing.


I then bought this little Peter Pan bc Peter Pan is life. Even though I sort of favour Return to Neverland over the original, my love for peter pan is always strong. I picked up this little figurine of him and I just love his little cheeky face. YOU CAN FLYYYY <- literally my fave line ever.


Now I have all these disney figurines in my room and I just love how they brighten my boring room! Overall, I had such a great time at Comic Con {would recommend out of 10}. I can't wait for the next one, but until then I have supernova to look forward to {another nerd con!}.

What's your fave disney character?
xx
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Saturday, 18 April 2015

Current Faves

Sorry for that massive break AGAIN!! I seriously don't know why I haven't had my ish together for the last couple of months. Maybe because second year uni is way more difficult that first year {thats what I tell myself anyways to make myself feel better for neglecting the blog}. I'll try my very best to post often, but the end of the semester is in my sights which means 10000x more assignment deadlines and the exams are close. I'LL MAKE IT WORK *snaps in window wiper fashion*

I thought that everyone would appreciate a good ol' faves post because I know that I love them. I've had some time to experiment with both old and new makeup that have literally been on my face most of the time. I like to stick to what I know, ya feel?


MAC "Mocha" Blush
omg. this blush tho. It's a matte pinky-plum blush that just looks incredible on my face. It's one of the blushes that I like to refer to as a "sculpting blush" as it works to chizzle my cheekbones without the whole contour thing. Heart eyed emoji all up in here!

Bare Minerals The Magic Act Palette
gah I know I mentioned palette in my last faves post but I couldn't leave it out. My go-to everyday eye makeup involves most of the shades in this palette. I use the pink on the lid to brighten the eye and then go in lightly with the last shade on the outer V and crease. yes, me likey. Paired with a subtle wing too? YAS GIRL YAAAASSSSSS.

Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil
If there has been one hair care thing that I have been using religiously, it's been this baby. I use it after I wash my hair so it absorbs into the strands while my hair dries. It makes my hair feel SO soft, like a soft teddy bear! My hair feels so much healthier after getting da big chop, and this oil is helping maintain that healthiness during the visits back to the hair dressers.


Maybelline Pumped Up Colossal Volum' Express Mascara
I picked this mascara up on a whim during the price line 40% off sale and I have two words. Me Gusta. It is everything that I love in a mascara and I am so picky when it comes to how my lashes look. This mascara gives phenomenal volume at the base while making the ends a little longer. I'm not too keen on length, I'm all about that volume and the curl holding all day. And it's waterproof which is pretty much a requirement in mascaras for me these days.

L'Oreal Collection Exclusive Color Riche Nude Couture Lipstick "Julianne's Nude"
I am so late on the bandwagon with this lipstick line from L'Oreal. I had my eye on Julianne's nude lipstick for ages so I waited for the price line sale which was a total risky move. To my delight, I saw the last two shades hiding above an essie stand so I also picked up "Eva's Nude" because it was beautiful too! I love the sheer, sheeny finish on the lips. I always feel like they make me look alive. Super comfortable on the lips, perfect nude for me, well worth the hype imo!

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner "Trooper"
This liner is almost as good as my Maybelline Master Precise Liner! They have identical thin felt/brush hybrid tip which allows for sharp wings. The Kat Von D liner is very pigmented, very black which is what I love in a liquid eyeliner as I love that bold pin-up cat eye! You do have to work quick with this liner but it lasts ALL DAY without fail! It doesn't budge on my eyelids even in the hotter months or if my eyes get watery. I really love this eyeliner but the maybelline one is a good alternative if you aren't willing to fork out the dough.

I hope you enjoyed my current faves as much as I have, I would love to know what you are loving at the moment so I can trial some new things! :)
xx

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Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Holy Brows, BATMAN!

It was only around this time last year, where I really got into my brows and actually started putting effort into how they looked. It's been a long and stressful journey, but I got there in the end and I love the way my brows look on my face {a sentence I never thought I would say}. I have been lucky that my brows are quite thick and bushy which is both a blessing in terms of shape and a curse in terms of upkeep however, I do find that I need a little help with sparse areas on the head and the tail of the brow.

To achieve natural and polished brows, I found two budget friendly products that work a treat together. After I brush my brows through with a clean mascara brow wand hybrid thing, I use the L'Oreal Super Liner Brow Artist brow pencil/wax duo in "Dark Brunette". I know powder is supposed to make your brows look more natural, but I find I have more control when I use eyebrow pencils or crayons. I draw little lines to mimic "hairs" and fix up one of my wonky brows and then fill in the ends. The other end of the pencil is a wax crayon so you can lock the colour in, however I skip this side and move straight to the next product.


I then brush through my brows again with the mascara wand to blend it all together and then I go in with the Maybelline Brow Drama sculpting brow mascara in "Dark Brown". This brow mascara has been life changing for me, something about it just works so well in my brows. It's dark, but not black. It's tinted so it gives the effect of fuller brows when you brush through them and it stays put all day - no smudges. I also love the wand because it has a little sphere mascara wand to get all the hairs on the brow without getting any product on your skin. I rarely use this product on it's own as it doesn't really "sculpt" the brows, it just provides extra colour to sparse areas.

Overall, I have been loving these two products to do my brows. What I love the most is that the colours are just on point for my brows which is usually a struggle with most products having red undertones. If you have dark brown brows like me, check these products out and you might love them as much as I do.

What prodz do you use to fill in your brows?
xx

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Monday, 9 February 2015

Summer Blushin'

The summer weather has me all cooped up in the house with the air con on and I rarely go out with a full face of makeup. You would think that I would go outside to get some rays but the cold is where my heart lies. Is that weird? Even though my makeup has been pretty minimal during the day, I had noticed that I was reaching for the same blushes over and over again.


TheBalm Frat Boy Blush
I can't believe that I didn't put this into my 2014 faves as this blush has been my most used blush since I bought it! Frat Boy is a gorgeous peachy pink which looks incredible with every lipstick I own. It's pigmented, looks natural and lasts ages on the cheeks! An all around great blush that you should definitely swatch next time you are at TheBalm display!

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in "Fearless"
This is the blush that has been used the least out of all of them but still used!!. This is because this baby is SO PIGMENTED for this shade so if you put too much, you'll definitely look like a clown. That's probably the reason that it looks like that I haven't put a dent in it! I use the tiniest amount on a duo fibre brush and it gives such a nice warmth to the face for summer.

Josie Maran Watercolor Cheek Gelée in "Pink Escape"
This blush tint thing is one of the newest blushes that I own and I took it out for a spin a couple of weeks back and I have been wearing it ever since. Pink Escape looks like a bright hot pink in the pot which looks really scary, but when swatched, this shade is a sheer watermelon shade which is so gorgeous. I really love the look of this against my skin tone which is saying something as I rarely find nice bright blushes that suit me. I don't know if it is me but I feel like my cheeks look more plump and healthy when I wear this blush! Either way, LOVIN' IT!

What are your favourite blushes for the summer weather?
xx

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Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Orange Reds To Spice Up The Summer

Burnt orange is by far one of my favourite colours! Something about the orange undertones adds a freshness to the classic staple red which I personally love. Just thinking about the shade is making me feel giddy, so I have collected some of my fave hot orange red products that put a smile on my dial and a tap to my finger nails.



Rimmel 60 Second "Sun Downer"
This polish is the truest burn't orange you ever did see. The application isn't the best in terms of the brush creating dented streaks {possibly coming down to the way I apply it + it being kinda old}. BUT if you are looking for a nail polish that won't break the bank and gives bombin' pay off, this is it.

Essie "Geranium"
oh man, I have been on the hunt for this shade for a while and I could never justify paying full price for Essie Polishes here in Aus {$17AUD?!}. You wouldn't believe that I finally tracked it down and it was half price! What are the odds?! Looks amazing on your hands as it provides a fresh alternative to red. Anyways, you guys should know by now that I am a fan of the formulation of Essie polishes and this one doesn't quite hit the nail on the head as it is a little thin but they can't all be perfect right?

MAC "Lady Danger"
ah, my fave! You guys know that lady danger is a staple in my collection. I'll keep it short and simple. The prefect orange red to be honest! It has a matte finish that I will admit that can be drying at times but for the most part, it is creamy on application and is only drying towards the 4/5 hour mark!  Perfect dupe for this baby is further down, keep reading ;)



Chi Chi Viva La Diva Lipstick in "Femme Fatale"
I purchased this baby during boxing day sales and I resisted to wear it as it was a matte formula that I thought would be soooo chalky. Nope, I couldn't have been more wrong. The formula is incredibly creamy on application, feels so comfortable on the lips {for a matte formula} and  it wears beaut-i-ful-ly, leaving a lovely stain with no lip liner effect, heck yeah. I managed to go through pasta and ice-cream without reapplication! Also I bought it on sale and it was quite affordable! What more could you want?!

Lime Crime "Suede Berry" Velveteen
Suede Berry looks more corally than hot orange red through the tube, but I assure you this the brightest red orange that I have ever seen in my whole life. If you want to make a statement, this is it! It is a liquid lipstick that dries matte and it lasts 5eva. Seriously, it stains your lips and doesn't transfer when it's dry! I'm still iffy about if I like the formula or not. Some times my lips are fine if I prep them hardcore but most of the time, it makes my lips feel a little tight and dry. oh well!

I love dedicating posts to specific colours, especially if it happens to be my absolute fave colour in the WORLD. I don't wear the lipsticks during the day unless I'm going fancy but for every day, I find nails is the best way to rock a bold colour without looking over the top!

Do you have a thing for orange reds too?!
If not, what is your favourite go to shade when you are feeling bold and daring?!
xx

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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

January Faves 2015

Although January has been exciting month with all the new beauty products that I received and bought for Christmas, I haven't really left the house and makeup has been pretty minimal and repetitive. I had heaps of spare time to get some blogging things done and I hope you guys have liked the new blog design, photo layout and regular posts! I am STOKED with my blog right now!! :D

Bare Minerals The Magic Act Palette
Aside from my mono shadow from The Body Shop, the eyeshadows in this holiday palette have been my go-to. I am literally obsessed with the last three shades in the palette as they look amaZING together. The quality is superb, they blend like a dream and they last all day. I will admit that I haven't used the blushes to their full potential this month as I have been using others. But I have used them each once and I really like how they have a sculpting effect to them. I have to build up the lighter shades but all around, great blushes!

Toni & Guy Sea Salt Texturising Spray
Ever since I cut my hair short, I have to put more effort into how it looks as some days it looks great and others, not so much. I love using this spray after I pop out of the shower and let my hair air dry more than using it to add texture when it's dry. For me, this works best as my hair is out of control wavy and curly and it needs a bit of somethin' somethin' to tame it while making the curls look like nice waves. I hope that made sense.. Either way, wonder product dad-daa-daaaaaa.


Mecca Cosmetica To Save Eyes SPF 30 Hydrating Eye Cream
I got this product in one of the Mecca Beauty Loop boxes and it was pushed away to the sample drawer. As it is summer in Aus, I thought I would whip it out for a little sun protection under my eyes. I love this thing. It has a roller ball application which feels sooooo lovely under the eyes. The coldness makes my eyes feel soothed, moisturised and more awake. I haven't gone a day without using this eye cream!

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser
I actually haven't used this concealer for ages and brought it out again when my under eye bags were not up to chanel standard. I like how it conceals like a boss and then brightens the area for faking awake peepers. Fave drugstore concealer for under my eyes!

MAC "Lovelorn"
Again, every time I have worn makeup this month {like twice a week} I have reached for this one majority of the time and other times I have worn a bold lip. I think this lipstick is what I would describe as a toned down barbie pink. Perfect for every day as it has a lustrous finish.

Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Dark Brunette
I have been obsessed with this brow pencil like no tomorrow. The lightest touch and BAM, instant brows! The colour is a perfect match and the spoolie is the perfect firmness to make my brows look incredibly blended and natural.

Yaaaaaahoooo! First favourites done and dusted for the year!! I had heaps of spare time to get some blogging things done and I hope you guys have liked the new blog design, photo layout and regular posts! I am STOKED with my blog right now!! :D
xx

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Wednesday, 21 January 2015

The Christmas Splurge

Mecca. Mecca. Mecca.

I promised myself that I would save my Christmas money, but that all went out the window when I placed an order with a few treats. Everything that I bought were things that I have had my eye on for a VERY long time, but didn't see the need to purchase it at the time. But lo and behold, I was like "new year, new makeup" and bought all the items on my wish list.


First into the basket was the Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Dark Brunette. I am such a fan of crayon brow products as most of them have a flat, angled thing going on which is so easy to apply. This brow "pencil" isn't really a pencil, it's retractable and reminds me of a more expensive version of my trusty smash box brow pencil. The colour match is pretty spot on for my brows which is a relief as it was kind of expensive and the colour range was a bit iffy. It also has a spoolie on the other side to brush those brows into place and the packaging in general feels so luxe.

I also picked up the NARS Eyeshadow Duo in "Kalahari" which has been on my wish list since before it got really popular with all the in crowd. There is a vintage bronzy gold which reminds me a little of my MAC "Woodwinked" shadow {and you guys KNOW how much I love that one} and the other shadow is more of a brownish shade with plum undertones which looks incredible when swatched. No matter how many times I took photos, the shades wouldn't show true to colour with this one!! D:  WHY UNIVERSE, WHYYY!??! They are more darker in real life!

The next product was an in store purchase which was the Hourglass Femme Rouge Lipstick in "Edition". I walked in and asked the lady about a nice nude with pink undertones specifically from Hourglass as I'm weird like that. She talked through some of them but my eyes kept reverting to this bad boy. She offered to try it on me and I was like "HECK YEAH" and then it was love at first mirror sight. It has micro glitters in it which give with amazing shine on your lips, making them look plump and healthy. The shade suits my skin tone really nicely and it looks GREAT with an attempt of a smokey eye or wings, always wings.


Another lipstick, as if I don't own enough already. But hey, the heart wants what the heart wants. I purchased the Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color in "Calypso" which I would describe as a bright pinky coral. MMMHm, I be loving coral lipsticks at the moment and dang this one is so nice. I haven't had the chance to wear it out yet as I've been either at work or at home {#sociallifelvl9000} BUT I'M EXCITED TOO! I've heard great things!

And lastly Bare Minerals bought out some nice sets for the holiday season and I had been eyeing The Magic Act Palette which has a combination of 6 eyeshadows and 4 large blushers. Holy moly. I haven't tried anything from Bare Minerals before, but every time I go into mecca, the display tries to reel me in. The eyeshadow side is what excites me the most as I'm an eyeshadow gal, the third and fourth shade are so pretty!! They all are so creamy and pigmented and blend sooo nicely together! I love how the shades are more on the rosy side with the darker shades having plum undertones. ohhhyeah. There is also one blush that I can't stop looking at with purple/mauvy undertones and can't wait to brush it all over my cheeks too. PLUS the packaging is pure cuteness, black and white with fold out windows!

This will probably be the last time in a while where high end makeup will be hauled like this. I made a beauty resolution to make a serious conscious effort to get through the makeup in my stash! #savethemonies

Have you done any hauling recently?!
Link me up baby, I would love to read your post! :D
xx

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Sunday, 18 January 2015

Caramel Flirt

Lately I have abandoned the big ol' bulky palettes and switched to using mono shadows for every day use. One in particular that I can't get enough of is from The Body Shop and it is one of their Color Crush Eyeshadows in "Caramel Flirt". When I swatched this shadow in store, it was pretty but I honestly didn't think much of it. That was until I took it home and tried it on for the first time and holy moly. It was love at first sight. Gettit, eye jokes. PAAAAh. 


There are a whopping 16 mono shades available from The Body Shop and the packaging is super cute being clear so that you can easily spot the shade you want. Like I said before, I bought the shade "Caramel Flirt" which is what I would call a light bronzy brown shade. The eyeshadow is richly pigmented with first swipe, it also has a pearlised finish and looks incredibly natural on the lid. I use this shade alone {swatched above with a primer underneath} but sometimes I use a dark brown with grey undertones on the outer corner to add some extra dimension. Add some mascara and a red lip. Boom, done.

You can use the shadow wet or dry but I prefer to apply it dry but I'd assume that if you apply it wet, the colour would be more intense. What I was impressed with the most is that these eyeshadows are so silky and creamy when you use them, as a result, they are so easy to blend. I honestly can't fault anything with this shadow, I will be using and repurchasing this shade forever!

Have you tried any makeup from The Body Shop before?
I would love to know your thoughts!
xx

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Monday, 12 January 2015

The Big Ol' Lush Sale Haul

Everyone seems to go nuts over the Lush 50% off selected items sale every boxing day so last year I decided to give it a look to see if there were some real good deals. I am going to start off with how incredible BUSY the store was, holy moly I underestimated how crazy it was going to be. It wasn't like there were people stabbing each other with their heels to get the prodz that they wanted, but the store was so tight and full of people. I ended up waiting in line for 45 minutes. yep. let's not talk about it anymore.

SO I DID SOME SHOPPING, yaaaaay!!

I never know what I want from there so I ducked and weaved through the crowd looking at things while trying to read labels {Note for next time, have an idea of what you want to buy}. I picked up a few things that sounded interesting to me and not really if they were popular or not.


The Ocean Sea Salt Scrub was a repurchase as mama lemon and I really enjoyed it the first time we bought it. I would describe the smell as being a sweet salt as it's not like the Big Shampoo where it smells like straight up salt. The texture is so lovely, it's fluffy and you can feel the granules work to remove dead skin. It leaves your skin feeling instantly refreshed and smelling great!

The only product that I kinda wish I didn't buy was the Strawberry Feels Forever Massage Bar. I will say that it does smell like strawberry milk and the whole aesthetic of it being in a strawberry shape is really on point. But when I use it, I can't help feel like I'm like an oily seal which is really sad. It makes all the water droplets just roll of my skin and I can't work with it. BUT it does make your skin feel amazingly soft when you pop out of the shower. Minusing point due to the oiliness.

I managed to get a Rose Jam Shower Gel which I had been waiting to go on sale since the christmas collection came out. Good things come to those who wait, amirite?! It smells like straight up roses and it fills up the whole bathroom with the scent. It lingers on my skin and it somehow makes me feel a little relaxed after I use it.

I saw a tub of the Turkish Delight Shower Smoothie sitting on the shelf next to the Rose Jam Gel and took a whiff of it and then put it straight in my basket. The smell of this body stuff smells like roses too but less strong. The texture is a thick whipped cream which is divine to work into the skin as it goes on so creamy!

Did you manage to buy anything from the Lush sale?
xx

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Friday, 9 January 2015

The Nerd Files #4 | Nerd Faves 2014

Just like the beauty products that I love and talk about, I have some nerd things that I have been loving during 2014 and wanted to share. I won't ramble too much about everything because I know it's not everyone's cup of tea but here are my faves!

I have definitely over indulged in over 20 million gazillion television shows this year so it was difficult to pick a few favourites. I narrowed said 20 million gazillion shows into my top 3 faves.

First up is Arrow, you guys know I have discovered this show at the beginning of the year and have LOVED IT. It's action packed and just sooooo intense {in a good way}. I think I love it even more as I met a couple of cast members which makes my heart burst when I watch the new episodes!

Once Upon A Time is another show that is pure perfection. If you love fairy tales and all that jazz, this is the perfect show for you. It shows the twisted side which makes it 2342345678 times more interesting and when you meet Hook *emoji with heart eyes*

O.m.g brace yourselves. The third show that I have loved this year is Parks and Recreation. This show is SO underrated AND I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY?? It's hilarious but I must admit that it did take me a couple of episodes to get into it, give it a chance! You won't regret it! PLUS the characters are just brilliant {"BERT MAKLIN. FBI." *puts sunglasses on*, *explosions* okay not the last bit}.



I have read a couple of books and graphic novels this year however one reigned supreme over all of them which was Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. If you like John Green's books, you will loveeee Rowell's novels too!! I mean, perfect title for self proclaimed fangirl such as myself! It is an incredibly easy read about twins that move to college however one grows up while the other is stuck in this "fangirl" way of life. As you read the book, you see the adventures that the "fangirl" goes on and it was pretty funny too! I would recommend to anyone who has a "young heart" and likes the really good books, boom.

On with the theme of books, this thing would have to be the most random thing I could ever talk about. For my birthday in 2014, my best friend made me this laminated Benedict Cumberbatch Bookmark which is out of this world hilarious and creative. I use it every time I read a new book and I love it.

And of course I had to chuck in a beauty favourite, BUT IT'S THE SHADE not the fact that it is a nail polish {does that count?!}. I have mentioned a million times on this blog before, Essie "Butler Please" is a royal blue shade that instantly reminds me of the TARDIS {the blue box from Doctor Who, for the non nerdy people}. UGH I LOVE THIS SHADE! Every time I wear it, I always get compliments too so winner winner chicken dinner, amirite?!

What has been your favourite nerdy thing OR TV SHOW this year?!!? I would really love to know!!
xx

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Tuesday, 6 January 2015

2014 Beauty Faves

2014 has been a year with experimenting with new and exciting beauty products. With the amount of makeup that I own now, it became extremely difficult to narrow my faves down into one tiny post without it being the length of the longest Harry Potter book. I chose a couple of products from each "beauty department" if you will, e.g. skincare, nails, eyes etc!


EYES
The Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette has been a staple shadow palette in my collection. I use it on the days where my eyes need a minimal lift with a coat of mascara. The colours are just perfect as they are on the warmer side but overall, work great with all of my other shadows. Like all Urban Decay Eyeshadows, they are buttery soft, greatly pigmented and extremely blendable.

MAC "Woodwinked" has literally been my favourite gold eyeshadow since I discovered it earlier last year. It's not overly gold and shimmery, it's what I would describe as a vintage gold {having brownish undertones}. This shadow makes my heart sing, definitely swatch it next time you are at the MAC counter.

2014 was the year of finishing all my open mascaras so that I would only have two open at once. One mascara in particular was the L'oreal Volume Excess Mascara which served my lashes well. It makes my lashes look amazing with how it separates, gives volume and doesn't clump. LOVE.

My go-to brow product this year has been the Smashbox Brow Tech To Go and the reason why I love it so much is that the colour is just perfect for my cool toned dark brows! It's easy to apply and makes your brows look natural. It also comes with a brow gel on the other side which i'm not too fussed about as it makes my brows feel a lil crunchy but it stays on all day without moving which is the main goal with brow products RIGHT!?


LIPS 
There has been LOADS of lipstick favourites for 2014 and it pains me to only pick a couple. But one of my most used lipsticks this year has been MAC "Sweetie" which is a lovely pink shade which is perfect for everyday as it has a lustrous finish.

One drugstore favourite lip product has been the Revlon Lip Butter in "Sweet Tart" which I have talked about non stop this year, I'm surprised that I'm not sick of it yet! I love the lip butters for when you literally don't want to put too much effort in or your lips are in a state where lipstick won't go down too well. Love, love, love.

Another lip favourite has been the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creme in "Milan" which is more of a girly pink with a matte finish. I have a few different shades of these and I cannot believe how amazing they are. Paired with a Korres Lip Butter, it's not as drying and the colour lasts longer.

The bold lip award goes to the duo of NARS Matte Lip Pencil in "Red Square" and MAC "Lady Danger". You guys know that I love this duo with a passion. There is something about a hot orange red that is just my cup of tea. Also, considering that both of these products are matte, it doesn't feel that drying on the lips when you prep hardcore a couple of days before.


NAILS
Essie "Lilacism" has been a solid favourite polish for 2014. It's the perfect pastel purple and from what I can gather, it pretty much looks flattering on all skin tones. Also, it's one of those polishes that suit all the seasons!

Another polish that I love especially in the spring/summer months is Essie "Watermelon". I'm not normally one for pinks, but there is something special about this one. It makes my hands look incredibly tanned for starters, and I think it is the perfect fuchsia pink for the non-girly girl.

Oh hey, another Essie polish aye, well yes. I own TOO many {OH THE SHAME}. My hands down FAVE POLISH EVER in terms of colour is definitely Essie "Trophy Wife". I can't believe I haven't confessed my love for it before until now but yES! The perfect metallic mermaid blue and the formula is so on point, it makes me and my nails VERY HAPPY! 



SKINCARE
One stand out skincare product of 2014 was the REN Radiance Perfection Serum which has made such an amazing difference with my skin. It works to reduce the redness on your face while also subtle fading hyper pigmentation. I have used it since I bought it a couple of months ago and I literally can't go a day without using it as it makes my face look healthy and alive.

Another Skin care product I have been loving is the Sukin Hydrating Toner Mist, which again, I can't live without. A single spritz calms my skin and doesn't cause any irritation whatsoever. Overall, great product for those that have easily aggravated skin.


FACE
I have a feeling that the NARS Sheer Glow Foundation will be a solid favourite in most beauty bloggers favourites and I definitely would have to agree. There is something about the way that this foundation sits and looks on my skin that is just so natural and it's SO NICE.

Concealer wise, I would have to say that the Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer would reign supreme. It has the perfect amount of coverage to cover all my hyper pigmentation without looking cakey or creasing. I'm glad I discovered this concealer, it has changed up my whole foundation routine {however, I don't use this and Sheer Glow together - story for another day}.

YAS, favourite blush of the year is hands down the Clinique Cheek Pop in "Ginger Pop". This blush is the perfect muted peach shade that blends seamlessly and looks so natural on the cheeks. It gives such a nice warmth to the face during the colder months but looking at it now, I want to whip it out during summer!

Another blush that I have LOVED in 2014 was the Bourjois Baked Blush in "Rose Frisson". Apart from the smell {which doesn't transfer}, the shade of the blush is second to none. It must be one of the few blushes that I own that are the perfect pinky shade for my skin tone. Every time I wear this blush, it sculpts my face without too much effort and is so versatile with anything I pair it with.

PHHEEEWWW! That was a lot of faves to get through. If you made it this far, kisses. Obviously there were so many more that I didn't include because this post would take you a million years to read. HUZZAH, onto the new year and discovering, trying and loving new {and old} products!

I would love to read your yearly faves, link it below so I can take a sticky beak! :D
xx

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Saturday, 3 January 2015

Festive Faves 2014

Hope you enjoy the few products that I have loved and used for the second half of December which happen to be more on the festive side. When I say festive, I didn't mean the colour red, COINCIDENCE! I mean the prodz that I generally enjoyed using during the festive season! :D

First up is what I would gladly say is my favourite red lipstick of all time!! I don't own that many reds but NARS Audacious Lipstick in "Rita" knocks them out of the park. I literally wrote a whole post dedicated to this baby {It's HERE}. The perfect scarlet red that suits my skin tone properly without making my face look like a tomato or dull. ALSO, the perfect Christmas Lipstick!


I wouldn't say that I normally match my nails with my lipstick but for some reason the Holiday season brought the wild out of me! I have had the Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear Nail Color in "Cherry Red" in my collection for ages but use it during the party seasons during the year as it again, is the perfect cherry-ish red. Looks great with glitter too might I add. As it was like Christmas week with my whhhoolleeee family, I needed something that would last and this baby did a good 4 days without chipping!

And finally, the last product that I have been obsessed with this month has well and truly been The Body Shop Frosted Cranberry Body Polish. It smells amazing, fills the whole bathroom with sweet cranberries. The jelly texture mixed with soft granules make the perfect scrub for every day use! 

Dat's it homeslice. A full year of monthly faves done and dusted!
I'M READY FOR THE NEW YEAR!
{also the full 2014 sha-bang of faves will be uploaded soon}
xx

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Thursday, 1 January 2015

The Blog In 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Wishing you all a safe and happy 2015!
It's two thousand and fifteen. 

At the beginning of 2014, I did a post with some personal goals to complete during the year. I managed to fulfil some of those goals which I am proud of, but this year I wanted to do something different. I wanted to make some goals in regards to this little blog. Some may call it their "blogging resolutions" blah blah and they all type the same thing. I have come up with some different goals for my blog that hopefully you really enjoy!


1. Posts: Okay so this may be the most common one, but I really want to make a solid commitment to uploading posts more often. I haven't come up with a schedule or anything because THE PRESSURE! But I'm planning to post regularly!

2. Experiment: I don't know about you, but I'm getting sick of the way my blog photos look. I always battle with lighting and my photos just look a bit flat. This year, I want to mix my blog photos up by adding more textures, different backgrounds and angles {#fotofancy}. 

3. Nerd Files: YASSS, 2015 will be the glorious return of The Nerd Files which, for those who don't know, is a series on my blog where I talk about all the nerdy things in my life. It's one of my favourite types of posts to write and I'M BRINGING IT BACK!

4. Blog Design: Another common one, but I have had the same blog design since I started blogging. I have tried redoing it multiple times and didn't like the outcome, but I will attempt to do it again and see how I go! But if you recommend any blog designers who are budget friendly, let me know! :)

What are your blogging resolutions for this year?
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