Favourite Products: Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics

Hi Beauties! Today I thought I'd share with you some of my favourite products from the brand Lush. Lush is a great brand that believe in using fresh and organic ingredients in their products, so that when you look at their labels, you can see exactly what each product is made from, without any nasties or chemicals. Lush are probably most well known for their amazing smelling bath bombs and soaps which fill their stores with delicious scents!

My personal experience with the brand has been a little hit or miss, but I still thought it was worth writing a post about since the products that I do enjoy from Lush, I like a lot!!! I have been disappointed in the past from some of their cleansers (such as herbalism) since I found them to be very messy and ineffective in application (lost product everywhere). I also really did not like their fresh face mask in cosmetic warrior. I bought it to combat some of my blemishes when I was having a breakout, but the scent was absolutely nasty and the product just did not work for me!

However - there are lots of other products available at Lush and here are some I would definitely recommend you check out!





Frugal Fridays: NYX Eye Shadow Base




Happy Friday!

Today I felt like doing another installment in my ongoing series called Frugal Fridays. I love high-end products as much as the next beauty babe, but sometimes there is just something so satisfying about finding a great quality product at a bargain price. This series is all about showcasing some of my favourite beauty products which won't break your bank account!



September Favourites ♥





Well, I'll be honest, I almost completely forgot about my favourites this month! I've had a very challenging few weeks within my personal life, including being in the midst of moving house as well as a family member passing away. I've been so homesick to return to Canada, I've found it hard to stay up to date with my blog. My apologies for not getting as much content out as I would have liked to this month.

Now on to the faves! Being such a crazy month, I've been generally keeping my makeup pretty simple. These are the products I've turned to the most to help me feel put together without being very time-consuming.



Mini Strawberry Net Haul + First Impressions!

Hi Lovelies!

I was so happy after a busy work day on Friday to come home to my beautiful goodies from Strawberry Net!!! I thought I'd share with you today to brighten up your Monday blues.

I haven't done too many orders from this website, but I do find that shipping is relatively fast (3 days via australia post regular mail) for me, and everything was well-packaged. I was actually only going to buy one product (who ever really buys ones one thing though?) which was the Estee Lauder Matte Perfecting Primer, but then I sneaked in some last minute products that have been on my wishlist! Keep reading to find out more about these products! All prices quoted are from the Strawberry Net website, and are given as a guide only.



My Top 5 Skincare Tips For Clearing Acne Prone Skin



Hi lovelies,

So although I was avoiding writing up this post for a while, due to the nature of posting not so pleasant pictures of myself for all to see, but I realise how hard it can be when you're experiencing tough breakouts and nothing seems to help. I wanted to share with you all, some things that I've discovered throughout my life, but mostly over the past four months which have really helped to get my skin clear.

Some people are blessed with naturally amazing clear skin and an even skin tone, but others like myself will probably never have "perfect" skin but we can achieve skin that we feel confident in which is my personal goal! I am much happier with how my skin looks now and I will continue to work towards better skin with my current tips & tricks.



August Favourites ♥




Time for the monthly roundup! These are all the products that I've been loving this month! Keep reading for mini-reviews of each and why I've been loving them lately.



Frugal Fridays: ELF High Definition Undereye Setting Powder


Hi lovelies! I thought I'd do another instalment of my Frugal Fridays Series for you beauties, where I talk about a favourite beauty item, that is also conveniently affordable without sacrificing quality.

Today I'm talking about the ELF High Definition Undereye Setting Powder - this can be purchased through the ELF Cosmetics Australia site, as well online through iHerb and in Kmart stores. This great product is only $8.00 AUD on ELF's website!!! That's an awesome price for a setting powder, and it's great quality as well.



How To: Soft Smokey Eye & Nude Lips (+ Life Update)




So I apologise for my lack of posts lately. I have been a little swept away by the recent news of my engagement! Last weekend my long-time boyfriend got down on one knee and proposed! How exciting! It was totally unexpected, and a very lovely surprise! We were walking his family dog along the beach, so I was very surprised!!! I have been busy meeting up with friends, as well as starting some planning for the big day. We want to get hitched next year so there is already lots to do!

Now, on to this makeup look! This look was not planned at all but I loved the way it came out. This weekend just past I was heading out to celebrate our engagement with some close friends and I whipped up this makeup look when I was playing with my custom palette from Inglot.



Frugal Fridays: Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Foundation




Hi lovelies! Today I thought I'd start a new series on my blog called Frugal Fridays where I introduce a beauty bargain that won't break your bank account but still offers a great quality product.

I've already mentioned Maybelline's Superstay Better Skin Foundation in my most recent July Favourites, but I thought it was worth doing a separate post about since it is currently 50% off at Priceline (in store & online) until Monday, 25th August!



What I'm Loving Lately: Face Mask Edition



So I don't know about you girls, but I love a good face mask. Sometimes they may look strange enough to scare off our partner/roommate/family member/pet ... but if they do the job, I'm keen to try.

I honestly have an embarrassing stash of face masks, but since I generally will only use a mask once or twice a week, I do like to change them up fairly often and rotate new brands into my routine. Here are some face masks that I have really been enjoying lately!