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!



Nars Dual Intensity Blush in Fervor: Review & Swatches



NARS have recently released their Dual Intensity Blushes which I have been drooling over for the past few weeks! They resemble their Dual Intensity Eyeshadows in both formula and packaging so if you're a fan of those, you may be interested in these blushes! I finally bit the bullet last week and purchased one of the duos in the shade that really appealed to me the most - Fervor. This duo contains a shimmering soft pink paired with a coppery rose gold. I was actually mesmerized (insert heart-faced emoji) by the rose gold coppery shade as I thought it would be a perfect addition to my beauty regime for the colder months, and would also look amazing on the eyes as well!


How-To: Special Occasion Makeup (My Engagement Photoshoot)



Today I thought I'd do a bit of a different post for you about a recent makeup look that I achieved on myself for my engagement photoshoot. As some of you may know, I am getting married in October of this year ... the countdown is on! 6 months to go!!! So in line with that, the photographer we hired to capture our special day was kind enough to offer us a complimentary engagement photoshoot, where we got together for an hour in a beautiful scenic location on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and had a practice shoot. The whole idea is to get used to working together, posing, trying different angles so we can feel more comfortable for the big day. 

I thought it would be worthwhile to show you all what products I used for the photoshoot and how the photos actually turned out! I hope it might be beneficial for anyone who is planning a special night or occasion coming up where you want to take nice photos and may be wondering what makeup to wear and what you should do! 

WARNING: Picture Heavy Post & Mooshy Photos <3

Top 5 My Lips But Better Lipstick Shades by MAC



I'm a huge fan of an understated lipstick and think that it is a great way to rock a more sophisticated look. Natural lip shades are ideal for a minimal makeup look or to pair with a fierce smokey eye. MAC Cosmetics make some of the best lipsticks I've ever used, and with such a diverse shade range as well as various finishes, I thought I'd share my top five "My Lips But Better" (MLBB) shades of lipstick from this brand with you. If you're interested in pretty lipstick pictures and swatches, this one will be for you (WARNING: picture heavy!)


April Favourites | 2015




As the year seems to be flying past, there's a few new and old products I've been turning to over the past month. I'm certainly looking forward to what this next month has to bring! I'm excited to celebrate a peaceful Mother's day with my fiancé's mom and family. I hope I can do something special for my own mom as well (although we will be apart from each other). It's also my birthday month, and I'm looking forward to wearing boots and sweaters as the weather gets cooler. It's officially less than six months until my wedding so let me know if you'd like to see any posts relating to that and what you'd like to know!

Now on to my favourite beauty finds & rediscoveries over the month of April ...


Wake Up & Glow: 8 Highlighters That Will Make Your Skin Look Radiant


Wake Up & Glow: 8 Highlighters That Will Make Your Skin Look Radiant


What better way to brighten up your monday blues than with a post packed with pretty, sparkly pictures and swatches? It took me a while to understand why highlighters are important and can make a huge difference to your normal makeup routine. I wouldn't necessary say that they are an every day staple (although I do apply one every day) but if you are wanting your skin to look youthful, radiant and glowing, you need to familiarise yourself with some of these amazing products!

If you'd like to know about some of my favourite highlighters complete with a whole bunch of swatches, this one is for you! WARNING: picture heavy post!


Ry.com.au Haul + First Impressions




If you're an online shopping addict like me, you'll appreciate finding sites that are one stop shops for skincare, haircare and makeup products! I love getting a bargain and finding an Australian site where I won't be charged heaps for shipping or a hefty conversion rate. Ry.com.au is an online aussie-based retailer that offers all of these things! I've actually used their services in the past for ordering some of my skincare but was recently approached by the company to trial a range of new products and share my experiences with you all! Of course, honestly is my number one policy so if you're interested to know my thoughts on this website and the products I received then you're in the right place.

Disclaimer: All of the products reviewed in this post were provided to me free of charge from Ry.com.au in exchange for a review of my experience with the site and my first impressions. All opinions are honest and my own, and are not influenced by complimentary products.


My Skin Saviours: 5 Blemish Busting Products Worth Trying


My skin has been breaking out like crazy lately, especially around my mouth and chin (hormones) so I thought it would be a good chance to chat with you about my favourite five products to use when my skin just isn't behaving itself!

The Parcel: Marie Claire Fall Edit Revealed




I've recently signed up for a new Australian subscription box that was recommended to me by some fellow beauty lovers. The Parcel is Marie Claire's Luxury Beauty Box that is delivered four times a year, and includes a box of deluxe sample sized or full-sized beauty products. I chose a seasonal subscription for $25 per box. It's more expensive than many monthly subscriptions such as Bellabox or Lust Have it, but personally I'd rather receive a box less often if it is filled with more high end items or full-sized products. In my experience, the monthly subscription boxes I've tried in the past were very disappointing and contained very small sample sizes or foil packets and were manly focused on hair and skincare rather than makeup items.

If you're interested to know what was in my box this month, as well as my first impressions of these items, keep reading!