About Me

I'm a 28 year old Canadian girl, born all the way across the world in St. John's, Newfoundland. I now live in Brisbane, Australia with my amazing husband who is supportive of my makeup obsession!

Bows & Pleats was created for fellow everyday beauty addicts like myself or anyone keen to explore and be creative with makeup and beauty products, regardless of their level of experience. I love natural, feminine, makeup looks as well as dramatic smokey eyes and bold lips so you'll always find a balanced mixture of different looks reflected through tutorials and how-to posts!

I have learned most most of my makeup and beauty knowledge, simply from keeping up to date with online research, other Bloggers and YouTubers and regularly following new beauty releases and innovations. I recently graduated from the Australian Institute of Creative Design in Brisbane in May 2016 to study makeup looks and techniques more in depth. I have also recently started freelancing as a makeup artist part-time through Bows & Pleats Makeup Artistry. I personally consider makeup a great tool for anyone to pick up at any point in their lives! By reading my blog, I hope you might discover a new product or beauty trick that helps you along your makeup journey.

I have been passionate about makeup & beauty for as long as I can remember. I decided to start this blog so I could turn my hobby into something more special and share my personal experiences with a wider audience! I love sharing my latest beauty adventures (successes and fails), posting in depth product reviews, sharing pretty swatches, taking you through my empties (aka: beauty bin), letting you in on the best beauty bargains (aka: frugal fridays), and telling you my favourite products from each month (aka: monthly favourites).

If you love makeup, skincare, fashion, haircare, whatever it may be - I'd love to hear from you! Please feel free to browse my blog, comment and ask any questions you may have - I want it to be a fun place to visit! I'd love to connect with you through the platforms on the right sidebar.

When, I'm not blogging you can find me working full-time as a mental health practitioner, freelancing as a makeup artist, lazing on the beach, drinking lattes, watching reality tv shows and hoarding stationary from Typo and Kikki-K. I also just recently got married to the love of my life in October 2015 and had my dream wedding!

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My Beauty Profile

Skin Type: Combination (oily t-zone & normal/dry elsewhere)
Skin Concerns: Redness and acne scarring.
Complexion: Light-Medium with neutral/yellow undertones.
Hair Type: Thin (but lots of it), wavy and colour-treated.
Hair Colour: Dark Brown.
Eye Colour: Dark Brown.