29 July 2016

My Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick Collection: Swatches & Demo

When it comes to Jeffree Star, you might recognize the name for his unique style, the copious amounts of drama in the press with other brands and content creators but their is no denying his amazing makeup talent on YouTube and that his Velour Liquid Lipsticks have become the #1 cult favourite among many beauty addicts. I have personally never experienced any product which has sold out as quickly, with multiple restocks and sellouts again week after week (except for Kylie and her lip kits). For quite some time, I ignored the hype as I've never really been a huge fan of liquid lipsticks, especially with an all matte finish. I have naturally pretty dry lips so they often just accentuate the dryness or require so much prep I find them too time consuming to wear. Eventually, when the Jeffree Star hype just didn't seem to die down, I ordered several shades and put them to the test myself. Keep reading to find out my thoughts and if these are worth all the hype they receive!

25 July 2016

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 the Certificate II in Retail, Skincare and Makeup and write about my experiences studying this course 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 take the first step to start your own freelance career, keep reading to find out more about this course!

22 July 2016

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.

18 July 2016

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!

15 July 2016

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!

11 July 2016

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!

07 July 2016

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!

04 July 2016

Beauty Bin: June Empties 2016

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.
02 July 2016

June Coffee Break: 2016

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.