Beauty Bin: August and September Empties

Well, it's been a little longer than I was hoping since I last did a Beauty Bin post, but never fear! I have combined my empties for August and September so we can have a look at what I have used up as we edge closer towards the end of the year.

This Beauty Bin series has been one of my favourites this year and it truly has been amazing to see the things that I go through the most and the items which I thought I would get through and have been struggling to use up. If you're keen to know how I have gone with my Project Pan Project for 2016, you may want to check out my recent Project Pan Update on the blog which shows what I was able to finish up in around 6 months.

Dupe Alert: A Drugstore Sponge Better Than The Beauty Blender?

This post may seem like blasphemy, and as a lover of the original Beauty Blender, it does almost feel sacrifical to say that I have found a dupe that I prefer to the original, however it is true!!! With such a great find, I had to dedicate a post to this awesome dupe and share with you all. If you're a big fan of the Beauty Blender but maybe you don't like the pricetag, or if you haven't yet tried the Beauty Blender due to it's price, you will love this post! Keep reading to find out the dupe that I've found and where you can get your hands on one as well.

Skincare 101: The Importance of a Good Skincare Routine

As you can probably tell, I have been really focusing in on my skincare lately. I thought today I would share with you some of the things that I incorporate into my skincare regime for healthy, clearer and more radiant skin. It's important to understand that everyone is different, and some of these things may or may not work for you. I think that often our routines are even more important than the products we use. Unfortunately for me, I was not blessed with perfect skin so it's always been something I have had to work hard to maintain and be diligent with each night when I do my routine. I've teamed up with Ego Skincare* for this post who offer lots of skincare advice on their website here where these tips have also been featured. Ego are an australian owned and manufactured skincare company that have products available exclusively in select pharmacies.

September Monthly Favourites: 2016

I struggled a little to compile this month's beauty favourites since I have definitely been sticking to the wide array of amazing products that I have discovered over the past few months. I have found some great base staples that really work for me, and have been sticking to the same lip and mascara combinations. This month I have mostly been trialing out a few new skincare bits here and there and dabbling in new eyeshadows. Keep reading to find out the products I've been enjoying this month!

Save or Spend 2016: Project Pan Update

Bows & Pleats: Project Pan Update

7 months onwards from my original Project Pan Post and here we are! I thought I was definitely due to update you all on how I went with my little beauty project with the aim of using up more of what was already in my collection. I think overall I did better than expected, but I definitely didn't follow all the "rules" that I set out for myself. Keep reading to find out how I went!

Jaclyn Hill: Ride or Die Makeup Tag

The Ride or Die Makeup Tag created by Jaclyn Hill has been one of my favourite tags going around lately. I loved her video which you can view here, where she goes through a list of products she would choose to take with her if she was on a deserted island. You can only choose one single product from each category which makes things extremely difficult! #firstworldproblems. Keep reading to find out what products I chose for this tag!

Makeup Mixology: My Favourite Foundation & Illuminator Combos

If you have dry, normal or combination skin it may be worth considering ways you can add some extra glow into your daily makeup routine. Something I have been really loving lately is mixing in an illuminator with my regular foundation to add some more dewyness and luminosity. This seems to work really well to break down a really matte, full-coverage foundation and make it into something a little more light and natural. Today I'm going through my favourite foundation and liquid illuminator combinations and hopefully this will give you some inspiration to try this with products you have in your own makeup collection! Generally this isn't a good idea for oily-skinned gals but I'm all for trying things at least once, so don't dismiss this for your skin until you've tried it for yourself!

My Favourite Products from Skinstitut: A Guide to Flawless Skin

With my obsession for Skinstitut skincare in full swing, I thought I would dedicate another post to the brand and update you all on my favourite products. I started using Skinstitut products about a year and a half ago and I haven't looked back since. I was really tired of my skin constantly breaking out, and no skincare brands or regimes seemed to be doing the trick. I was walking past an Australian Skin Clinics in my local shopping centre, and the brand caught my eye, offering 3 products for $99, so I began my journey with Skinstitut and haven't looked back since. I'm sure not every product will work for you, but I can promise you that you will find at least one product that you love from this brand as they have products that cater to every skin type and skin concern. If you'd like to read more about some of my favourite Skinstitut products, I have an older post you can read here.

How-To: 10 Minute Spring Makeup Look

With September being well and truly here, it's starting to feel like Spring in Australia! I thought it would be a great chance to share some of my makeup favourites for a super quick and easy makeup look. These products always help to make me feel more put together and help my skin to look fresh and glowy! This routine is super easy and literally only takes me 10 minutes in the morning and then I'm out the door and ready for the day. If you're looking for a quick and easy morning makeup routine, keep reading to find out what products I use and how I use them!

August Coffee Break: 2016

This month has definitely been a bit of a blur for me. It's all happened so quickly. I've definitely had my share of ups and a lot of downs but I still remain optimistic and it was a month where I learned a lot about myself. I like to be honest with you guys and every month doesn't always go as planned so I won't be sugar coating anything or pretending I live a fake and perfect life! I think it's good to keep things real and that is hopefully why you have all told me you have enjoyed this series so far this year! Keep reading to find out what has been happening throughout August for me.