Save or Spend 2016: 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.

August Monthly Favourites: 2016

I actually struggled quite a bit with this month's favourites since I was really set on sticking to using some of my most coveted products from previous months. I had a huge influx of new products throughout June and July so August was a month of consolidation for me where I had already discovered many products and wanted to stick with my old faithfuls. I think we all have months where we aren't really in the mood to test out new products or go outside of our comfort zone. It must have been that month for me! I did manage to highlight a few new finds within skincare and tanning and even some makeup favourites I haven't yet mentioned on the blog before. I hope you enjoy reading through my recommendations.

How To: Depot Your MAC Lipsticks and Make a Custom Palette

For the longest time I have wanted to melt down my lipsticks and create a custom palette that is much more travel-friendly than carrying around a bag full of lipstick bullets which is just impractical!!! As I have gotten more serious about building up my freelance makeup kit this year, I decided to finally bite the bullet (get it? haha) and create my custom MAC Cosmetics lipstick palette. This post is all about the process that I went through to create the palette. I used my MAC Cosmetics lipsticks because these are my preferred lipsticks to use for freelance jobs, however you can use any lipsticks you want! You could mix and match different brands, or use all drugstore it doesn't really matter. Keep reading to find out how I created my own lipstick palette!

My 3 Holy Grail Foundations: How I Achieve a Flawless Base

One question that I always get asked by my friends and fellow beauty junkies is what foundation is my favourite? For any fellow bloggers or beauty enthusiasts, you'd know this is a very hard question to answer! Foundation is such a personal thing. A foundation that works for one person, might look terrible on someone else. How a foundation performs really depends on the person's skin type, preferred coveraged and preferred finish. Even things such as the brushes/tools you use or the primer you wear underneath can vastly change the way the foundation works from person to person. Keep this in mind as you read through my recommendations. For me, I personally really like a medium-full coverage foundation that is demi-matte and somewhat hydrating while also not turning me into an oil slick. I have normal-dry skin on my forehead and cheeks, with an oily t-zone. I tend to be normal/dry in the winter and oilier in the summer. This post is about my top 3 recommended foundations, based on my personal preferences!

Rimmel Moisture Renew Sheer & Shine Lipsticks: Review + Swatches

With the matte lip trend being more popular than ever with King Kylie and Jeffree Star ruling the liquid lipstick world, some may turn up their nose at this new lipstick collection from Rimmel with the words "sheer" and "shine". Personally, I thought it was a breath of fresh air and I think a more natural, hydrating lipstick always has a place in my heart and in my beauty collection. Keep reading to find out what I think of the new Moisture Renew Sheer & Shine Lipstick Range from Rimmel!