November Monthly Favourites: 2016


Can you believe it's less than a month until Christmas? This year really has flown by and I am so looking forward to the holidays! As the weather gets warmer here in Australia, I've had to change up my beauty routine a little to ensure that my makeup lasts throughout the day. I've definitely had to seek out more long-lasting base products and experiment with my skincare combinations. I have also been trying out some new lip products that I am excited to share with you. To find out what I have been loving this month, keep reading!

Shanghai Suzy 16/17 Cocktails at Sunset Collection: Review & Swatches


If you have been following my blog for a while now, you would be no stranger to Shanghai Suzy, a Melbourne based lipstick-only cosmetics brand with a bold and bright range of seasonal, limited edition lipsticks. This brand was founded back in 2013, and I have been loving many of their collections over that period. I have previous reviews of their Autumn/Winter 2015 Collection and Autumn/Winter 2014 Collection. Needless to say, I was super excited to try the Shanghai Suzy 16/17 Cocktails at Sunset Lipstick Collection* that is filled with pinks, oranges and bright shades, taking inspiration from a beautiful sunset!


Christmas Gift Guide 2016: Beauty Lover



Well beauties, better late than never I am coming to you just a little more than 1 month away from Christmas! These are my picks if you have a friend, family member, sister, momma, fellow beauty junkie or someone you think would enjoy some presents from the beauty world. All of these are super easy to get your hands on, and will hopefully give you some ideas for someone special in your life or maybe even yourself! The best presents are signed to me, from me!!! Keep reading to find out my Christmas Gift Guide for the 2016 Beauty Lover!


Save or Splurge: Mascaras and Setting Sprays


As much as I support and often give in to extravagant makeup splurges, I have always tried to buy, test out and review affordable and drugstore products on my blog. Being someone who is constantly buying and testing out new products, I think I have a fairly good idea of the kinds of products that are worth investing in and those products that are not worth the money or that have equally good drugstore counterparts. Of course, at the end of the day, it all comes down to personal preference but one of my readers requested that I continue my Save or Splurge Series talking about different categories of products, and which ones I would splurge on and which ones I would choose drugstore! Today I thought I would discuss mascaras and setting sprays. If you're interested in other posts about saving money and beauty bargains click here. Stay tuned for lots of other categories in the series and let me know if there are any particular categories that you'd like to know my thoughts on!

September + October Coffee Break: 2016


Big apologies that I am so long overdue for a Coffee Break post and a big catch up with you all! If you haven't read these posts before, you can click here to read more updates from the series which has been a monthly installment. There has certainly been so much happening in my life over the past few weeks, and pretty much all good things, which I'm happy to report! From overseas trips, to visits from my parents, to even a new furry friend, there is lots to tell you about so keep reading to find out what I've been doing! PS: This is a long one, so you might want a coffee or a tea to accompany you :)

October Monthly Favourites: 2016

 

Hey guys! So if you have been following me on social media, you'd know that I just got back from a lovely two week trip to New Zealand with my parents who are visiting me from Canada! We had such a great time and I am hoping to catch up with you all soon in an upcoming September/October Coffee Break! I have been so busy with my parents visiting that I haven't had a chance to chat with you lately. I'm so sorry about that! Never fear, I made sure that my October Favourites post would be up and ready to go for you all! I have actually been doing really well with paring down my spending, and only one of these items is a new purchase. Some are new releases that were sent via PR samples but I am trying to save my money for some of the new Christmas releases I know I will want to purchase. Keep reading to find out what I've been loving this month.

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!