Balancing Blogging When You’re Busy

It feels slightly premature and ironic to be giving time management advice when I’m ignoring looming university assignments and creeping due dates, yet here we are. Real world responsibilities aside, I think I do a pretty great job sticking to my blogging schedule of posting twice a week while also balancing work, university, family and me time. I haven’t done a “blogger advice” sort of post in a while, so I thought now would be the perfect oppourtunity! My last post was “A Guide To Flatlays” which you can check out as well and I hope you enjoy my tips and tricks on how I stay on top of my blog! 

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Create Your Own Eyeshadow Palette Tag

This is by far the most creative I’ve gotten in a while and the most excited I’ve been to publish a post since I started my blog. I’m sure at some point in their lives most beauty junkies have thought up of ideas for their very own eyeshadow palette. What shades they’d put in, the colour family, what order, names, pan size, packaging… the list goes on. I kid you not, I have done all of this in my head – but of course, it was heavily inspired by my favourite drag queens. So you can imagine my absolute excitement when Katina’s version of the “Create Your Own Eyeshadow Palette Tag” came up in my Bloglovin’ feed. I loved reading her post and found it so interesting what shades people think make a great palette. This tag actually originated from Kat from Kitsch Snitch, and her rules were to pick only 12 shades and put them in a palette. My ultimate imaginary fantasy palette took on a life of it’s own and multiplied into an 18 shade extravaganza, so I hope bending the rules slightly was okay! I took it one step further again and photoshopped together my actual dream palette using the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette as a skeleton and inserting my chosen shades into the pans. I included two versions of my palette, the first having all the real names of the shades from their existing palette and the second being my actual “Create Your Own Palette” complete with their new, drag queen inspired shade names. In a perfect world, if I had my own cosmetics line I would 100% be naming my eyeshadows and lipsticks after all my muses. So, without further ado, here’s my Create Your Own Palette Tag! I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it!

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Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Kit Review

First of all, I’m alive! I’ve been sick and out of action the last couple of days and had to forfeit my second blog post last week, but today I’m back with a quick product review! I remember months ago saying “wow I’ll never own a huge contour kit, who needs all those shades?”. Well, look what we have here. Today I’m going to be reviewing the Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Kit which I picked up the other month from Sephora. Long story short, while I haven’t tried out heaps of contouring products or kits, I do really like this palette, so let’s get on with the review!

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The Order Of My Makeup Application

After years of watching makeup tutorials and seeing how different people apply their makeup I’ve realised I follow the exact same routine every single time I do my own. This is mostly due to the fact that I’m not doing any dramatic smokey eyes which requires no foundation in the event of serious fallout or needing a completely bare canvas to shape and carve out my brows. I’m curious about every aspect of beauty, including what order people apply their makeup in, so I thought you would be too. I’ve created this handy little diagram with some quick reviews on the products featured, so I hope you enjoy this post!

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Empties, Regrets and Reviews 2

Over the last few weeks I’ve ended up with quite a decent collection of empty beauty, skincare and haircare products, so I thought now was the perfect time to do another Empties, Regrets and Review post. In this series I briefly review each empty product and decide whether it was regret or if I’ll repurchase it. My most popular post to date on this blog was the first instalment of this series that I wrote back in March, and you can read that post here! So, let’s get on with the empties and I hope you find these mini reviews helpful!

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Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette Review

Last month when I visited Sephora for the first time a brand I was so excited to see was the Zoeva stand! Zoeva made a name for themselves with their amazing brushes, but since then they’ve branched out and made their own cosmetics. Their brushes are expensive because they’re such good quality, so naturally I expected their makeup to carry that same hefty price tag. However, I was pleasantly surprised to see their 10 shade eyeshadow palettes are only $39! They have quite a few to choose from, but I instantly gravitated to the warm colours in the Cocoa Blend palette. I say this all the time when I review a new eyeshadow palette, but this one has definitely become a favourite of mine, so I’m so glad I picked this one up and not another one! I hope you enjoy this review as much as I enjoy the palette!

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Makeup Wishlist

It seems like every week a new beauty product is either hitting the shelves, being released online for purchase or being extravagantly revealed on Snapchat to send the Internet into a panic – I’m looking at you, Miss Jenner. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all these releases and the online hype can lead to regretful impulse buys. Even worse, it can lead to not much money being left in your beauty bank for something that you actually really want when it comes back in stock. I always have a mental makeup wishlist, but Mecca has recently revealed when it will bring in new products that I’m dying to get my hands on, so I thought I’d do another official “Makeup Wishlist” blog post to help me get organised on what I really want! You can read my one from January here, and I hope you enjoy this updated one!

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July Favourites

Looking back on July, I realise it was one of the best months I had so far this year. This was largely due to the fact I was on university holidays and finally had time to catch up with my friends over delicious brunches and had time to browse over all the makeup in both Mecca and (for the first time ever) Sephora! Due to all the shopping, time and freedom I had over the holiday I got to try out a bunch of new products and discover so many new favourites, so here is my July Favourites for 2016!

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