June Favourites | 2015

It's that time of the month again, to share the products I've been reaching for the most! I realize know that all of my picks this month are makeup choices, so I will be sure to include my most recent skincare, haircare or lifestyle loves in my next monthly favourites since I don't want them to be forgotten! I had a pretty good mix between new favourites and rediscovering things I already had in my beauty collection this month. Keep reading to hear some more in depth reviews!

How-To: Keep Your Skin Hydrated This Winter

When the weather gets colder, we sometimes forget to adjust our skincare routines accordingly. Many people believe that just simply slapping on some extra moisturiser is enough to combat the colder months, but this is definitely not the case! There are lots of ways you can switch up your skincare routine to keep your skin feeling happy and hydrated! This post is all about my favourite products to keep my skin feeling soft and supple and to fight off those pesky dry patches.

5 Blush Shades You Need In Your Makeup Bag

Blushes are one of the most prettiest and appealing makeup products to own! There isn't anything more feminine and appealing than a bright pink blush swept over the apples of the cheeks. With that being said, I thought it was time that I talk about the blushes that I use the most in my collection and some of the more neutral and often overlooked shades that can often transform your look. If you'd like to know what 5 blushes I'd take with me to a desert island, keep reading!

Brand Spotlight: Dunkle Authentic Review

I have been meaning to put this post up for a while now, and I am so excited that it is finally ready for you! I have been really loving this new innovative Australian brand, ever since I was introduced to their amazing products at Obsession 2015 which you can read about here!

I had the pleasure of meeting Molly, the founder of Dunkle Authentic herself, and the master behind all of these beautiful, hand-crafted products. I was instantly impressed by the gorgeous, luxurious packaging and bright colours, and I appreciated the careful packaging of each item.

6 Luxury Beauty Buys Worth Splurging On

I love a good beauty bargain as much as the next person, and it's great to discover affordable drugstore products that everybody can afford. However, I do believe that sometimes there are products worth saving up for, and splurging on! Not all high-end or luxury items are worth their pricetag, but sometimes you do get what you pay for and I have a collection of some high end products that I wanted to share with you today because I really do feel that they are worth the money! If you're wondering what items you might want to add to your "splurge wishlist", keep reading!

Brand Spotlight: A Bit Hippy Review

Today I'm talking about a natural skincare brand that is right in my backyard here in Queensland. I love finding and promoting Australian brands and think it's always nice to support good quality, local products when possible! A Bit Hippy were kind enough to send me some of their products to review for my lovely readers, however all opinions stated here are honest and my own.

A Bit Hippy are based in Burleigh Heads, Queensland, Australia and pride themselves in using all natural ingredients. They also believe in minimising the environmental impact on their product packaging and the way they ship their orders. If you'd like to hear more about this brand and my thoughts, keep reading!

Frugal Fridays: Spotlight on Essence Cosmetics

Being a beauty lover, I can often get caught up in finding “the best of the best” in every beauty product, and can sometimes forget that the most expensive products don’t always translate into the best quality products. I can be guilty of having this mentality every now and then, expecting higher-end items to always beat drugstore dupes. For all these reasons, I have created this Frugal Friday series so I can keep updating you all on my favourite drugstore and affordable makeup products that I think are great quality without costing you too much! I haven’t done one of these posts in a while, but if you’d like to read through some previous Frugal Friday posts, you can click here.

Today I’m taking you through one of my favourite drugstore brands, and I couldn’t narrow it down to just one favourite product, so I’m doing a brand spotlight on Essence Cosmetics! They are well known for having some of the most affordable makeup products at Priceline, and their products are distributed all around the world. They are also Europe’s #1 cosmetic brand*. The Essence philosophy is access to great products that inspire you to express who you are with style, confidence and fun. As a bonus, they have extremely affordable prices, with almost all products available coming in under $10 AUD. If you’re interested to have a look through some of my favourite items from the brand, keep reading on!

*Info from http://www.essence.eu/au/

May Favourites | 2015

Another month has flown by and it's time to review monthly favourites! This was an awesome month for me since it was the month I started my blog last year and it's also my birthday month!!! I hope you're all doing well as the weather starts to get colder here in Australia, I've been embracing darker lips and more hydrating base products and skincare. I've come up with some new discoveries to share with you all this month, and some of them have been amazing finds so if you're interested to know what I've been loving, please keep reading! 

ColourPop Haul & First Impressions (Lippie Stix, Blushes and Super Shock Shadows)

Happy Tuesday to all my gorgeous followers! Today I am doing a highly requested blog post all about my first ever experience with the super hyped brand ColourPop who you may have recently heard many Beauty Bloggers and Youtubers raving about lately. They seem to me most well known for their Lippie Stix and Shadows. So of course, I made sure to order lots of those to review for you! 

ColourPop are a US brand from Los Angeles, that specialize in providing their customers with good quality products that are available in a huge array of different colours! They even welcome feedback from their customers if you have an idea for a new shade for them to create. They do not test their products on animals and lucky for us, provide international shipping so you can get your hands on their products if you live in USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Guam, or the US Virgin Islands! According to their website, ColourPop are working on expanding their shipping to include more countries as well.

ColourPop have recently released a line of blushes and highlighters as well! When I made this order, their highlighters were not yet released but I did pick up some blushes to review for you as well!

Okay! Picture time! Let's get into it!!! 

Shanghai Suzy Autumn/Winter Wardrobe 2015: Review & Swatches

Shanghai Suzy Autumn/Winter Wardrobe 2015: Review & Swatches

Nothing beats an Australian owned company that exclusively sell lipsticks!!! What's more is that Shanghai Suzy sell highly pigmented, long-wearing and comfortable lipsticks at an amazing price point of just $12.95 AUD each! I have already raved about their Autumn/Winter 2014 & Spring/Summer 2014 collections here (including full swatches), and it is one of my most popular posts to date!

So now that I know you all love lipsticks as much as me, I thought today I'd share my thoughts on the Autumn/Winter 2015 Winter Wardrobe which includes 8 new shades and a new formula as well! I've tried on all 8 shades for you lovelies, so if you're keen to see what they look like on, you've come to the right place! Grab your morning tea or coffee and let's get into it!