Certificate II In Retail, Makeup and Skincare: My Experience With AICD



I wasn't sure if I should write this post as a series, but now that I am only one week away from completing the course, I thought I would dedicate a post to how I have found the Certificate II in Retail, Skincare and Makeup and write about my experiences with the Australian Institute of Creative Design. If you are interested in doing a makeup course, perhaps you may want to work on a makeup counter or start your own freelance career, keep reading to find out more about this course!

Just Released: Benefit Cosmetics Magic Brows Collection Review


Every beauty lover has been patiently waiting with heightened anticipation as the new Brow Collection is released from Benefit Cosmetics Australia today!!! With the addition of several new products, as well as repackaging and reformulation of old favourites, Benefit have definitely stepped up their brow game and it is seriously on fleek! I am an absolute brow fanatic and I can't leave the house without my brows filled in with some sort of product, so out of all the new collections coming out this year, this one has really caught my attention.

8 Wonder Products for Dry and Dehydrated Skin




Although I have combination skin, during the cooler months my skin tends to become more normal-dry and I often suffer from dehydration in my cheeks and forehead. I thought I would aim this post for anyone who is also suffering from dehydrated skin and also any dry skin types, you will love most if not all of these products!

USA Makeup Haul with ComGateway: How to Use a Mail Forwarding Service


I have been umming and ahhing about doing a USA makeup haul, given the poor Australian dollar compared to the US dollar. I also didn't really NEED any new makeup but my wishlist had been growing steadily. I was dying to make an order from ColourPop and after doing a dummy order and seeing that shipping was going to be $30 USD, I figured I would actually save money by using a mail forwarding service and creating a combined order from a few different US retailers. If you'd like to know more about what I picked up and the process for using a mail forwarding service, keep reading!

Julisa Nails Review: How to Get Mermaid Nails


If you like sparkles, mermaids and pretty colours, then today's review is definitely going to be for you! Julisa Nails is a boutique nail company from Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Their mission is simple, to offer mermaid shades for everyone so they can create gorgeous mermaid nails. Co-founders Juliet and Elisa formed Julisa Nails for their kind-hearted & earth-caring mermaid friends. Make sure you read until the end for a discount code for these gorgeous nail polishes!

BUA x Lush Cosmetics: 1st Birthday Event + Haul



I was recently invited to celebrate Bloggers United AU 1st Birthday Party with Lush Cosmetics in Brisbane. How exciting! If you don't know about Bloggers United AU, I explained what they are all about in my post from their last Brisbane event here. Basically, they work to bring bloggers/vloggers and influencers together to create a supportive and exciting community. They often organise events with brands to assist bloggers/influencers to increase their exposure, while the brands also benefit by getting promoted and offered reviews. It's a super exciting and successful movement that I am happy to be a part of! Keep reading to find out more about their 1st Birthday Party with Lush Cosmetics!

Beauty Bin: June Empties




Another month, another look at what products I have managed to get through over the past four weeks! As usual, there is a mixture of beauty products including makeup, skincare and other random bits and bobs! I've been trying way harder this year to get through products that I have purchased to avoid having a bathroom full of empty bottles or ten mascaras opened all at once. I'm doing pretty well so far I think! If you'd like to check out my previous Beauty Bin Posts, click here.

June Coffee Break


It's already half way through to 2016 and only 6 months until Christmas!!! It just seems crazy to think about and I really feel like this year is flying past! I am here to chat with you all about what has been happening outside of the beauty world over the past month via my Coffee Break Series! I love these posts and being able to connect with you each month, so hopefully you feel the same and I'll continue this series each month to keep you up to date, so we can get to know each other better.

June Monthly Favourites: 2016


Wow, can you guys believe we are officially halfway through 2016?! That is just so hard for me to get my head around. I feel like it has literally flown by before my eyes, but at the same time I know I have already done a lot this year! This month it has been quite chilly here in Brisbane, which isn't a sentence you hear often. Nothing compared to the weather that I grew up with as a child in Eastern Canada, but after being here for several years now I have acclimatised and I can feel the cold too! I've got a random mixture of favourites for you this month, but each one has been a product I've had a hard time putting down. I love writing about my new discoveries and I can't wait to share these with you!

RosehipPLUS: Organic Skincare Review


With winter well and truly here in Australia, my skin has gone from being combination with quite a bit of oil through my t-zone to being normal/dry in many areas. This has meant needing to change up my skincare routine quite a bit by leaving the charcoal masks and heavier exfoliant scrubs behind and replacing them with more hydrating products. The RosehipPLUS range has been a welcome addition to my skincare routine although it has taken me a while to start using the products. I like to introduce new items into my routine one by one to ensure I don't have any bad reactions and to avoid any unnecessary breakouts from product irritation. I think RosehipPLUS is definitely a skincare brand worth knowing about and after using these products for about two months, I thought I could share my thoughts and let you know my top picks from the range!