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!




July Favourites



Sometimes I can't believe how quickly a month flies by! August is already here (and I'm a few days behind) so it's definitely time to tell you about my favourite products throughout July! Keep reading to see what they were!



Bite Beauty: Luminous & Matte Crème Lipstick Collection & Swatches



Bite Beauty is a very creative and innovative brand from Toronto, Canada! Being from Canada, I've known about this awesome brand for a while, but I don't hear much hype about it here in Australia which is what led me to write this post about my Bite Beauty Lipstick collection.  Read on to find out more about the brand, which lipsticks I own, and where you can buy Bite Beauty in Australia!



How-To: Going Out Makeup Look





Everyone loves a good Going Out Makeup Tutorial! They are always my favourite to watch on Youtube or to read on other blogs. A few weekends ago, I was heading out to have some drinks with friends and I put together this look in about 30 minutes! Not too bad :) I was really happy with how it turned out so I thought I'd put together a quick post about it so you can see how easy it is to achieve this look. All products mentioned are linked for easy reference!