Sunday, January 31, 2016

January Beauty Favourites

Yep you guessed it - it's that time of the month, again. January has pretty much whizzed right on by (and so is 2016 if we are being quite frank) but let's not dwindle too much on that fact because we could be here for a while. But in saying that, I do love me some February cz birthday month. Sadly I'm not getting any younger (a girl can wish), but who doesn't love birthdays!? I know I do.

But you know what I also love? The products pictured above - let's talk January beauty favourites.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Take it off | 3 of the Best Make-Up Removers

As much as I deeply love and absolutely adore make-up and slathering it all over my face, there is just something so dangggg satisfying about removing it all at the end of the day - who else is with me?

Lately, these are the 3 products that I have been reaching for to take it all off in the evening, and they are definitely the best of the make-up removers that I have tried so far. On a regular day I usually will use a combination of Bioderma Micellar water and the Dermalogica Soothing Eye- Make-Up Remover as my first cleanse, but on days when I feel like my skin just needs something a lil somethin' extra or I have been particular heavy handed in my make-up application that day (whoops) I will reach for my Clinique Take The Day Off cleansing balm. After removing my make-up with any of the above products I then go to town with my second cleanse and the rest my skincare routine, which I will post about soon (and if you're not double cleansing you need to ask yourself why the heck not?!) But let's get on to the nitty gritty of each product shall we?

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Benefit They're Real! Push-Up Liner | Is it Worth the Hype?

I have been meaning to write this post for the looooongest time. But to be honest guys, I didn't really want to. I really wanted my experience with this product to go down a completely different way. I wanted to be singing my praises from the roof tops for this product, I really really did. But I feel like this is the first time I have ever been so disappointed in a product that had been so widely raved about and I just had to share my two cents worth.

When Benefit first announced that they were releasing the Benefit They're Real Push Up Liner I was admittedly quite beside myself with excitement. Firstly, I love their mascaras, especially the They're Real one which I wrote about here. And secondly, why wouldn't I be? Nearly every gal here knows THAT struggle of achieving the perfect wing, and to this day I can probably only count achieving that level of greatness on one hand (and that may even be an overstatement, sad I know). Like nearly everyone else I was itching to get my hands all over this eyeliner. I seriously looked forward to a future that held fuss-free even wings. And it sounded like it ticked all the right boxes too: innovative click pen? Tick. Smooth long-lasting gel? Tick. Flexible slanted tip? Tick - practically a fool proof one-way ticket to cat eye perfection.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

US Beauty Haul | Sephora & more

If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat (and if you don't you know what to do... ) you may know that at the end of last year just before Christmas I went to Hawaii for a few days. For us Aussies, visiting pretty much any other country (let's be honest, hellooo Duty Free), but especially the US means serious business for our beauty lovin' selves - and of course our poor wallets.

Fortunately in late 2014 and 2015 we were FINALLY blessed with Sephora and a whole bunch of other brands (I'm looking at you Urban Decay) that previously weren't available in Australia so there isn't so much we are missing out on anymore. However the price difference still makes my bank account cry. So a trip to the US still equates to a massive beauty haul.

Though I personally think my haul is quite tame this time round seeing as I went to mainland USA in the beginning of 2015 and our exchange rate is just a tad devastating at the moment. So if you're planing a trip to the US or just want to take a bit of a snoop to what I bought, read on ladies and gents, read on! Most of my purchases are from Sephora with a few drug store and MAC purchases as well.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Beauty Favourites from 2015

Happy New Year beauties! I'm not going to bang on too much about how quickly 2015 went (because we all know how fast time whizzes by) but seriously the last few months of 2105 were an absolute blur for me and I didn't even realise that I haven't posted in a while! If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed that the last few weeks of 2015 also saw me traveling to Hawaii, so except to see a US beauty haul coming your way soon! 2015 was pretty amazing for me - plenty of downs but even more ups. I hope 2015 was everything you wanted and more but let's bring on 2016 with a few of my beauty faves from the past year shall we? (Full disclosure: It's a rather long one!)

2015 was a HUGE year for beauty and it was extremely hard for me to select only a few products to make the cut as my 'favourites' for the whole year. But when I really sat down to narrow it down it was quite obvious that I was reaching for these products for pretty much the whole year round (or at least since I bought them!)