26 May 2015

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! 

19 May 2015

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!

15 May 2015

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!

12 May 2015

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

06 May 2015

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!)

01 May 2015

April Monthly 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 ...