Obsessed with Obsession 2015





Although we may not always talk about it, being a blogger/vlogger can be lonely at times. There is such an engaging and interactive beauty community out there who we can connect with behind our computer screen and I am grateful to have met so many lovely people online through my blog. However, I've always wanted a chance to meet and network with these fellow bloggers who share my passion and get to actually hang out with them in the flesh!


(L-R): Dani from Kaboom Cosmetics and Kate from The Minted Beauty
Photo Credit Bobby Rein Photography


Someone obviously was listening to my subconscious, because this month I had the pleasure of being invited to attend Obsession 2015 which is Brisbane's first beauty blogger exclusive event, organised by Kate from The Minted Beauty and Dani from Kaboom Cosmetics, both with amazing blogs themselves. Clearly they understood that there was a need for some sort of event in Brisbane where all these passionate beauty bloggers could get together and share a fun day of networking with brands and learning from the best in the industry.




Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation: Review & Demo

If you've been wondering about the new NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation and if it's worth trying, then this post is for you! This has been one of my most highly requested blog posts, and given that this foundation has been consistently talked about for the past month or so, I thought it would be worth writing to anyone who hasn't tried this product yet! If you want to know more, keep reading!


Sarah Goes Shopping: MAC & Mecca Maxima



So with my wedding not too far away, I really need to start going into a super saving mode! In order to motivate myself to do this, I've done one last splurge at my two favourite makeup spots, MAC & Mecca Maxima. These are all items that I have been eager to get my hands on. This will (hopefully) be one of my last big hauls besides any PR samples I may receive or products from The Parcel which I am registered to receive quarterly. Also, I think some drugstore products here or there are okay to help ease me into the saving process! Keep reading if you'd like to hear about what I picked up recently.



Beauty Bin | Empties #1



Can you believe I've never done an Empties post before??? Don't worry though, I've been saving them up for a couple of months and now I have lots of empties to share with you. If you've read these kind of posts before, you'll know I'll give a brief review of each product and let you know if I would repurchase it or not. I LOVE the feeling of finishing up a product. I think it helps reinforce the fact that I am actually using what I buy, but it definitely takes longer to finish some products than you would imagine! Keep reading if you'd like to know what is currently in my Beauty Bin!




February Favourites | 2015



I surprisingly re-discovered a lot of products I already owned for the month of February with a few new faves thrown in the mix. If you'd like to know what products I've been loving, keep reading - because who doesn't love reading about monthly faves?


Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Foundation: Review + Demo



If any of you are already following me on Instagram, you're probably already sick of hearing about how much I love the Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation ($60.50 USD). Over the past 6 months, it has definitely become one of my Holy Grail foundations and a must-have item in my beauty wardrobe. Some of you have asked me to share exactly why I love it so much and show you what it looks like on me, so if you're interested to hear more - keep reading!



How-To: Dramatic Lips & Winged Eyeliner







Today I thought I'd share a look I've been enjoying lately for something a little special like a dinner out with friends or a date with someone you love! I love breaking the rules and adding a winged eyeliner to my eyes with a bold lip for some added drama. This look could even be a daytime look depending on your job or lifestyle! It's pretty simple to do but it will definitely get you noticed! If you want to know how I achieved this look and what products I used, keep reading!



My USA Haul: Sephora & MAC Cosmetics





Well, I tried to restrain myself since the Australian dollar has taken quite a hit in the last few months, but there were some things I just HAD to pick up while overseas, and other things that just somehow found their way into my basket and I'm not sure how they ended up in there ... oops. If you'd like to know what I picked up on my most recent trip to Hawaii, keep reading!!!




What's In My Travel Makeup Bag?


I'm back from my holidays!!! I went away for 2 weeks to Hawaii to visit with my Mom and Dad who flew down from Canada to meet with my fiance and I. We had a blast!!! I thought it would be a good idea to write this post so you can see what I decided to take with me on my trip. I always struggle to figure out what makeup items to bring with me when I go away because I never want to overpack (because we all know that I will be buying new makeup while I'm away), but then again you don't want to forget anything important!!!

Keep reading if you want to see what I brought with me in my travel makeup bag!



My Top 10 Beauty Products of 2014!


Just incase you aren't sick of seeing these posts, I definitely wanted to share with you my most loved beauty products of last year. You will notice that some of these products are ones you may have seen or heard of before since some of these have been very hyped within the beauty community, but fortunately for you I can confirm that they are worth the hype!!!

I've used most of these products consistently throughout 2014 and they haven't failed me. They have officially received Holy Grail status at Bows & Pleats HQ so I thought I'd share them with you & maybe you'll discover something new to try or be reminded of something you already own!