Save or Spend: Project Pan 2016

In the next installation in my Save or Spend Series in collaboration with fellow beauty blogger Melissa, from Loads of Lifestyle we are both committing to a Project Pan this year! If you haven't read my last post from this series about 5 Ways to Spend Less When You're a Beauty Junkie, you can read it here.

If you are not familiar with the concept of Project Pan it is an awesome idea to help beauty enthusiasts get through more of their collection and to assist them to spend less money on makeup, and focus more on using up products in their existing collection. Typically for a Project Pan, most people choose 10 products that they have to use up completely before buying any more makeup products (besides necessities) although there are lots of variations to these rules. Read on to find out what I will be doing!

Malouf Pharmacies: Australian Brand Showcase Event

Although my dream is to one day become a full-time blogger and MUA, at the moment I'm still working full time and blogging on the weekends. Fortunately though, I was recently invited to attend the Malouf Pharmacies VIP Australian Brand Showcase Event where they were featuring lots of aussie beauty brands and giving bloggers, youtubers and other social media gurus the chance to meet with brands and see what new products will be launching over the next year, and giving all attendees a chance to network and share our love for some amazing Australian brands!

Beauty Bin: January Empties

Hi Beauties!!! Now as you would have noticed that my blog has taken more of a beauty-conscious direction this year, meaning I want to use up more products in my collection, get through all my extras and backups and start rotating more of my beauty products as well. I am trying to put an end to my beauty hoarder ways, sell and give away items I don't use and have a collection that only contains the products that I love and use. Last year I seemed to post my empties posts sporadically but this year I am hoping to have a new empties post for each month, so I can keep track of how many products I am getting through each month. I want to review at the end of the year and see how many products I managed to get through. Let's see what I've managed to use up!

Sally Hansen 7-in-1 Nail Treatment Review

Sally Hansen is one of my favourite brands when it comes to nails and nail care. They have such a great range of formulas including Miracle Gel, Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear, and Complete Salon Manicure, all of which I really love. Recently, I was sent out the new Sally Hansen Complete Care 7-in-1 Nail Treatment* to trial, which claims to help restore dry, brittle nails and make them look healthier, shinier and more moisturised in just 3 days. I suffer from fairly brittle nails myself which I have been trying to work on and find products to give my nails more TLC, so I have put this treatment to the test. Read on to hear my thoughts!

January Coffee Break

Hi beauties! Welcome to the first Coffee Break of 2016! I decided to start this series, so you guys can get to know me better over the next year. As much as I love writing about makeup and beauty, there are also lots of other areas that I'm interested in, and just personal news I'd love to share with you guys so we can feel like friends and not strangers :) If you already follow Sarah from More Than Adored or Ebony from The Black and White Guide, they both have awesome little features where they talk about what's happening in their lives and I love reading them, which prompted me to create my own monthly series! Keep reading on to hear what I've been up to this month!

January Monthly Favourites: 2016

Welcome to my first monthly favourites post of 2016!!! How exciting. Since there will be a big focus this year on shopping my stash and rediscovering old favourites, I've decided to create some dedicated posts to my beauty rediscoveries highlighting items I've forgotten about and now love again. I am going to try to keep my monthly favourites to new items I've purchased or come across, or items I haven't had a chance to try yet. Let's see what I've been loving!

Save or Spend: 5 Ways To Spend Less When You're a Beauty Junkie

When I was reflecting over My 2015 Beauty Favourites, I realised how many new products had been released over the past twelve months and the immense pressure we often feel to purchase each new collection, sometimes just to say we have got it in our hands, other times because we want to provide a review for our readers. I was having a chat about all of this with my good friend and fellow beauty blogger, Melissa from Loads of Lifestyle and we decided to do a blog collaboration series about smart ways to shop, strategies for buying less and incentives for using up what is already in our existing collections, the Save or Spend Series!

Today's post is all about 5 strategies you can use to spend less when you're a beauty junkie like us!

Australia Day Outfit Ideas

Although I'm originally from Canada, I've always loved celebrating special events and holidays, and Australia Day is definitely a new favourite of mine! It's always fun to dig through your closet and see what blue, white and red pieces you can put together to create an aussie day inspired outfit. This year, I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to collaborate with one of my favouirte online stores
I seriously shop here all the time, so when I was offered the chance to create an outfit from their online selections featuring the australia flag colours, I was excited to put something together to share with you all!

BH Cosmetics x Carli Bybel Palette: Review & Swatches

You may have already heard of this relatively new release which is a collaboration between BH Cosmetics and famous Youtuber Carli Bybel. This palette immediately appealed to be since it contains a lot of warm toned neutrals, including some gorgeous shimmers and some very pretty highlight shades for a point of difference. These are the type of shades that I am drawn to straight away and I knew I would get a lot of use out of this palette as long as the eyeshadows were blendable and decent quality. Keep reading on to hear my thoughts on this palette and see some swatches!

Real-U Skincare: Review

Real-U Skincare Range Review Australia

Real-U is an Australian skincare brand with a well-developed but simplistic view towards skincare, three steps without the nasty chemicals. I was recently offered the opportunity to try out the range by the lovely owner Ebony, and was happy to trial these products which are specifically aimed at acne-prone and problem skin types like mine. Read on to find out what I think of this new skincare brand!