Out of Office

Out of Office

If you’re a dedicated reader of mine, 1) thank you so much and 2) you would have read at the end of my July Favourites that I’m going on a bit of a blogging break! Since I’m in the middle of my final semester of university, things are ramping up and I can’t properly commit to my blog at the moment (even though I would much rather be writing eyeshadow palette reviews than writing essays). I’ve decided to take the rest of August and all of September off from blogging as my calendar is full of assessment up until about October. I wanted to write this little update so the weeks don’t go by with no explanation of the silence! This is the longest break I’ll take from this blog since I started it back in late 2015, and while I’m a little antsy about holding myself back from posting, I’m also really excited for October and what it brings! I also want to ‘announce’ here that while I’m taking a break from blogging, I’m not going on an entire social media hiatus. Follow my Instagram @jessica_riga where I’ll still be posting as normal, and due to this break I’m even more active on my Stories and will post monthly favourites and other lil’ musings there!

So with that, see you in October!

All the love,

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July Favourites

July Favourites

Ignore the fact that we’re already a quarter of the way into August – it’s July Favourites time! July was one of my favourite months of the year so far. From discovering new things to rediscovering old favourites, from starting new opportunities and closing the pages on another book, to celebrating birthdays and entering more milestones, July had a little bit of everything. If you enjoy this post give it a “like” so I know, and let’s get into another monthly favourites!

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Current Beauty Wish List

Current Beauty Wish List

In a very yo-yo beauty junkie manner, I can go months without really wanting any makeup item, to suddenly needing it all. Right now, I feel like Kirby* wanting to inhale anything and everything before me. Blame it on the longest lunar eclipse in a century happening yesterday. Blame it on me forgetting to buy myself a ‘treat yo self’ gift for finishing my previous uni semester. Who knows! Not me. Either way, from skincare to primers, palettes, duo-chrome lip glosses and even entire collections, there’s a bunch of stuff I want to get my grabby little hands on, and here’s why. Give this post a “like” if you enjoy it, and let’s get into the unnecessary consumerism!

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Colourpop Foundation & Pressed Powder Review

Colourpop Foundation & Pressed Powder Review

There’s a couple of new kids on the Colourpop block! After the success of their amazing No Filter Concealer which I adore using, the brand has delved deeper into the world of complexion products and released not just an extensive line of foundations with 42 varied shades to choose from, but also pressed powders and loose versions too. Since I loved their concealer, heard incredible (and credible) reviews on YouTube, and saw I didn’t have much to lose with their products being so easily affordable, I ordered myself some goodies the day they launched! I’ve been testing them out for a couple weeks now, so enjoy my review below to see my true thoughts on this dynamic duo, if I think they’re worth it, and whether you should make an order yourself!

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Is IGTV The Next YouTube?

Is IGTV The Next YouTube?

IGTV has arrived. It’s the biggest shake up from the app since its introduction of The Debilitating Unchronological Algorithm – or is it?

I heard rumblings of videos being the future of the strictly pictures only Instagram, with some influencers saying it was going to be a ‘game changer.’ But in a wild turn of events that left me feeling a lot older than my millennial age of 20, the rug was pulled from underneath me and I found out IGTV had actually been launched a couple of days prior. The future moves fast.

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A Regretful Purchase

A Regretful Purchase

Do not be fooled by the glitter (I was lol) these brushes aren’t gold. In a dramatic turn of events, I am for once publishing a review that isn’t glowing. I’m being very harsh here, they’re brushes, they’re fine, but this write up is a reminder to myself for the next time I see a product online and think “is this too good to be true!?” Yes, it is. Let’s cut to the chase!

But first! My origin story, the one which led me to buying this seven piece set of two toned pink, liquified glitter brushes complete with a matching clutch.

Story time: It all started with Lime Crime, which should have been a warning in itself. A photo of these beautiful ‘Aquamarine‘ glitter filled brushes popped up in my Instagram feed months ago and I fell head of heels for them – until I didn’t.

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June Favourites

June Favourites

It’s July! We’re half way through the year! *Cue that crack of thunder sound effect that happens right before the queens lip-sync on Drag Race*. Instead of audibly gulping at our New Years resolutions which have been left in the dust (or have they? Comment below if you’re still kicking on with your resolutions to inject some motivation into this place), let’s take a moment to reflect on the month that was. For me, June started on a win with the mid semester university break officially beginning, and I celebrated by heading out and seeing my favourite drag queen perform live not a minute later. Throughout the month I dabbled with new beauty products, rugged up because it was bloody freezing at times, and used my new found free time to watch a bunch of movies and write about them. Give this post a “like” if you enjoy it, and keep reading to see my June Favourites! 

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