Favourite Celebrity Award Season Looks for 2016

Awards season has been in full force these last few weeks with the Academy Awards just wrapping up today (congratulations Leo!), so I thought now would be the perfect opportunity to share my favourite celebrity red carpet hair and makeup looks for 2016!

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Today I’ve gathered my Top 3 looks from my favourite award show ceremonies, the Golden Globe Awards, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the Grammy Awards and the Academy Awards. So let’s jump straight into it!

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Zoeva Rose Golden Luxury 8 Piece Brush Set Review

Earlier this month I was lucky enough to receive the Zoeva Rose Golden Luxury 8 Piece Brush Set for my 18th birthday and I couldn’t be happier! I have wanted these brushes for so long and after watching countless YouTube tutorials using them and hearing so many rave reviews about them, I’m so amazed that I actually own them now! I thought it’d be a nice idea to share my thoughts on then currently and what I use them for.

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Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette Review

Yesterday the new Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons eyeshadow palette finally landed in Mecca Maxima stores across the country and I’m so happy to be able to get one! I’ve been desperately patiently awaiting this palettes arrival since I first heard of it all the way back in November of last year.

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Finding The Perfect Foundation

During 2015 I set myself a few “beauty missions” and one of them was to find the perfect foundation for me. I had been using the same one for years, and since getting into makeup I had tried several different eyeshadow palettes, mascaras, concealers and more, but never attempted to revamp my foundation. So whenever I saw that sales were on I jumped at the chance to try out a few different affordable foundations all from varied brands.

Today I thought it’d be a nice idea to share with you my thoughts on each of the foundations I own, what I like and dislike about them, and how they stack up against one and other. Hopefully this helps you decide which foundation might be right for you if you’re currently on the hunt for a new one!

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A Guide To Flatlays

Today I’m going to breakdown what I think makes up the perfect flatlay and share with you the tips and tricks I have learnt over the past few years. While there’s no official definition of the term, a “flatlay” is when you lay items down flat on a surface and take a photo of them for Instagram or your blog (or anywhere really!).

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My Everyday Makeup Essentials

These last few weeks, well actually months, I have been very lucky by having endless amounts of time to get ready every day as I’m currently in that gap between high school ending and university starting. I’ll get all my makeup out, put on some music and just take my time.

However, soon that luxury will come to an end and I know I will need to speed up my morning makeup routine if I ever want to get anywhere on time. This got me thinking about what I consider to be essential everyday makeup items in my collection that I know I’ll be reaching for even when time is short. I also thought it would make a nice blog post, so here are my everyday makeup essentials!

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Current Favourite YouTube Beauty Gurus

Today I thought it’d be a nice idea to do something different and create a little round up of the beauty gurus I’ve been watching lately on YouTube. Over the past few weeks I’ve found myself getting less and less interested in YouTube – don’t get me wrong, I still love it and watch videos every single day, but my obsession has definitely died down since Christmas and Vlogmas ended. I thought it’d be interesting to share with you what YouTubers I actually do continue to still watch and love and who I think is standing out against the rest in my subscription box.

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The Perfect Valentine’s Day Lipstick

Valentine’s Day is this Sunday and over the past few days my YouTube subscription feed has been populated with both natural and dramatic makeup tutorials, all featuring red lipstick. This got me thinking about what I think is the perfect red lipstick out of the shades I own, and I think I found a new favourite product! A couple weeks ago I received a mini version of the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in the shade Dolce Vita in the Mecca Beauty Loop box, and after finally trying it out I think I’ve fallen in love (mind the “v day” pun).

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The Beauty Lover Tag

Today I thought it’d be cool to do a “tag” style blog post where I answer beauty related questions since I’ve never really asked myself them before, but also for you guys to learn a little bit more about me. I was inspired to do this post after reading Bloomin’ Rouge’s version and have answered the same questions as her. I’d love to hear your answers to these questions too so don’t forget to leave me a comment below!

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Birthday Lush Haul

As mentioned in my “What I Got For My 18th Birthday” blog post I was lucky enough to receive two different Lush Gift Sets from my friends Hai Xia and Molly (thank you so much girls!). I thought it’d be nice to make a blog post about what’s inside each set as Lush products are just so pretty and photogenic! I also haven’t used anything in these sets except for one product, so I’m so pleased to have a bunch of new products to try!

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