How To: Depot Your MAC Lipsticks and Make a Custom Palette

For the longest time I have wanted to melt down my lipsticks and create a custom palette that is much more travel-friendly than carrying around a bag full of lipstick bullets which is just impractical!!! As I have gotten more serious about building up my freelance makeup kit this year, I decided to finally bite the bullet (get it? haha) and create my custom MAC Cosmetics lipstick palette. This post is all about the process that I went through to create the palette. I used my MAC Cosmetics lipsticks because these are my preferred lipsticks to use for freelance jobs, however you can use any lipsticks you want! You could mix and match different brands, or use all drugstore it doesn't really matter. Keep reading to find out how I created my own lipstick palette!

My 3 Holy Grail Foundations: How I Achieve a Flawless Base

One question that I always get asked by my friends and fellow beauty junkies is what foundation is my favourite? For any fellow bloggers or beauty enthusiasts, you'd know this is a very hard question to answer! Foundation is such a personal thing. A foundation that works for one person, might look terrible on someone else. How a foundation performs really depends on the person's skin type, preferred coveraged and preferred finish. Even things such as the brushes/tools you use or the primer you wear underneath can vastly change the way the foundation works from person to person. Keep this in mind as you read through my recommendations. For me, I personally really like a medium-full coverage foundation that is demi-matte and somewhat hydrating while also not turning me into an oil slick. I have normal-dry skin on my forehead and cheeks, with an oily t-zone. I tend to be normal/dry in the winter and oilier in the summer. This post is about my top 3 recommended foundations, based on my personal preferences!

Rimmel Moisture Renew Sheer & Shine Lipsticks: Review + Swatches

With the matte lip trend being more popular than ever with King Kylie and Jeffree Star ruling the liquid lipstick world, some may turn up their nose at this new lipstick collection from Rimmel with the words "sheer" and "shine". Personally, I thought it was a breath of fresh air and I think a more natural, hydrating lipstick always has a place in my heart and in my beauty collection. Keep reading to find out what I think of the new Moisture Renew Sheer & Shine Lipstick Range from Rimmel!

Beauty Bin: July Empties

Another month, another chance to go through my garbage and see what products I have managed to finish up over the past few weeks! I kept seeing my beauty bin get more and more full and I couldn't believe it when I went to write this post how many products I actually managed to use up! I am definitely proud of my efforts this month, I have even managed to finish off several makeup items which is hard to do as you gals know! If you didn't catch my other Beauty Bin Posts, you can read them here.

July Monthly Favourites: 2016

Better late than ever, today's post is rounding up my favourite products over the month of July! So sorry for the delay but I promise you that this post is worth the wait! I have discovered lots of new goodies that I'm excited to share with you all! I've tried to be more adventurous this month and trial lots of new products to see what is worth recommending to you all. I've been digging a more natural base for my foundation, pastel nail shades and nude/pink lips. Keep reading to find out what products I've been loving!

July Coffee Break: 2016

Well, it's officially August and time for me to give you all a recap of what I've been up to over the past few weeks outside of my blogging world! Everytime I sit down to write these posts, I think I'll b left with nothing new to report and then once I begin writing, I feel like they go on forever! I hope you don't find them too boring. As long as you're still finding them interesting, I'll keep writing them! If you haven't caught my other posts from the Coffee Break Series, you can read them here.

My Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick Collection: Swatches & Demo

When it comes to Jeffree Star, you might recognize the name for his unique style, the copious amounts of drama in the press with other brands and content creators but their is no denying his amazing makeup talent on YouTube and that his Velour Liquid Lipsticks have become the #1 cult favourite among many beauty addicts. I have personally never experienced any product which has sold out as quickly, with multiple restocks and sellouts again week after week (except for Kylie and her lip kits). For quite some time, I ignored the hype as I've never really been a huge fan of liquid lipsticks, especially with an all matte finish. I have naturally pretty dry lips so they often just accentuate the dryness or require so much prep I find them too time consuming to wear. Eventually, when the Jeffree Star hype just didn't seem to die down, I ordered several shades and put them to the test myself. Keep reading to find out my thoughts and if these are worth all the hype they receive!

Certificate II In Retail, Makeup and Skincare: My Experience With AICD

I wasn't sure if I should write this post as a series, but now that I am only one week away from completing the course, I thought I would dedicate a post to the Certificate II in Retail, Skincare and Makeup and write about my experiences studying this course with the Australian Institute of Creative Design. If you are interested in doing a makeup course, perhaps you may want to work on a makeup counter or take the first step to start your own freelance career, keep reading to find out more about this course!

Just Released: Benefit Cosmetics Magic Brows Collection Review

Every beauty lover has been patiently waiting with heightened anticipation as the new Brow Collection is released from Benefit Cosmetics Australia today!!! With the addition of several new products, as well as repackaging and reformulation of old favourites, Benefit have definitely stepped up their brow game and it is seriously on fleek! I am an absolute brow fanatic and I can't leave the house without my brows filled in with some sort of product, so out of all the new collections coming out this year, this one has really caught my attention.

8 Wonder Products for Dry and Dehydrated Skin

Although I have combination skin, during the cooler months my skin tends to become more normal-dry and I often suffer from dehydration in my cheeks and forehead. I thought I would aim this post for anyone who is also suffering from dehydrated skin and also any dry skin types, you will love most if not all of these products!