Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Foundation: Review + Demo



If any of you are already following me on Instagram, you're probably already sick of hearing about how much I love the Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation ($60.50 USD). Over the past 6 months, it has definitely become one of my Holy Grail foundations and a must-have item in my beauty wardrobe. Some of you have asked me to share exactly why I love it so much and show you what it looks like on me, so if you're interested to hear more - keep reading!



Makeup Look: Dramatic Lips & Winged Eyeliner







Today I thought I'd share a look I've been enjoying lately for something a little special like a dinner out with friends or a date with someone you love! I love breaking the rules and adding a winged eyeliner to my eyes with a bold lip for some added drama. This look could even be a daytime look depending on your job or lifestyle! It's pretty simple to do but it will definitely get you noticed! If you want to know how I achieved this look and what products I used, keep reading!



My USA Haul: Sephora & MAC Cosmetics





Well, I tried to restrain myself since the Australian dollar has taken quite a hit in the last few months, but there were some things I just HAD to pick up while overseas, and other things that just somehow found their way into my basket and I'm not sure how they ended up in there ... oops. If you'd like to know what I picked up on my most recent trip to Hawaii, keep reading!!!




What's In My Travel Makeup Bag?


I'm back from my holidays!!! I went away for 2 weeks to Hawaii to visit with my Mom and Dad who flew down from Canada to meet with my fiance and I. We had a blast!!! I thought it would be a good idea to write this post so you can see what I decided to take with me on my trip. I always struggle to figure out what makeup items to bring with me when I go away because I never want to overpack (because we all know that I will be buying new makeup while I'm away), but then again you don't want to forget anything important!!!

Keep reading if you want to see what I brought with me in my travel makeup bag!



My Top 10 Beauty Products of 2014!


Just incase you aren't sick of seeing these posts, I definitely wanted to share with you my most loved beauty products of last year. You will notice that some of these products are ones you may have seen or heard of before since some of these have been very hyped within the beauty community, but fortunately for you I can confirm that they are worth the hype!!!

I've used most of these products consistently throughout 2014 and they haven't failed me. They have officially received Holy Grail status at Bows & Pleats HQ so I thought I'd share them with you & maybe you'll discover something new to try or be reminded of something you already own!



My Beauty Resolutions for 2015

Bows & Pleats HQ



I apologise for the lack of posts over the past few weeks, but never fear, Bows & Pleats is back in action and I'm really looking forward to an amazing year with lots of fresh content and exciting new beauty finds!!! I got engaged last year, and this year I'll be getting married! I'm so happy and full of excitement, and I'll definitely have some wedding-related posts coming up for you later in the year. I'm still working full time, but I am committed to having a fresh blog post up for you once a week, with more posts and content whenever possible!!!

Please let me know in the comments below if there are any particular types of content, tutorials, reviews, or how-to's you'd like me to cover on here. I'm happy to talk about anything including fashion, health & fitness, hair, skincare, wedding planning, home decor, DIY, and of course makeup!!!

Now, onto my beauty resolutions for the year. I never like to take on too much when it comes to resolutions, but as a makeup fanatic, there are definitely some things I'd like to do more of throughout the year ....



NYE Beach Glam Look


Chunky Sparkly Necklace - H&M ($48 AUD)
Diamonte Black T-Strap Sandals - Famous Footwear ($30 AUD)
Black Halter Dress with Sequins - UStrendy ($53 AUD)
 Black Polish with Sparkles - Sally Hansen available at Priceline ($11 AUD)




Review + Demo: Australis Stayput Foundation



I have had a few requests to review this foundation from Australis, called the Stayput Foundation. It claims to last for 16 hours on the face, as well as being smudge-free and moisturising. If you’re wondering if I agree with these claims, and whether or not this drugstore foundation is worth trying out, then keep reading!



Nars Audacious Lipsticks Review + Swatches




The NARS Audacious Lipsticks have been flooding social media sites for a couple of months now, but I thought it was worth doing a full review of the lipsticks on my blog! Keep reading to hear what I think of this new range.



November Favourites | 2014

Sooooo, I know I said I wasn't going to do a blog post about my favourite products of November, and technically that is still true BUT I made a video instead!



Hope you all enjoy it! I am hoping I will have more regular videos up soon so I would really appreciate if you subscribed to my channel!

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