The changing of the seasons means the changing of your wardrobe staples, which can only lead to one thing – shopping trip! At the Elle x H&M Night I attended a few weeks ago, one of the questions was “what’s your uniform?”, the go-to outfit you don when you want to feel empowered. Personally, I love being covered. Give me a turtle neck, a gorgeous coat and killer boots and I’ll be able to achieve (almost) anything. So, take a stroll through what trends, pieces and outfits I’m dying to recreate when the cool change finally comes. All these images have been taken from my Pinterest Style board, so if you like what you see, don’t forget to follow my Pinterest account! If you enjoy this post please give it a “like” so I know, and let’s crack on with the fashion!
To celebrate my favourite show, RuPaul’s Drag Race, returning to the screen and blessing us with its ninth season, I’ve decided to create a new series on my blog to mark the occasion! While I sadly don’t possess the incredible makeup skills of Lucy Garland and can’t transform myself into my favourite queens, I do own a bunch of makeup and always find myself so inspired after each episode! So, starting with today’s post I’ll be sharing a beauty roundup inspired by one of my favourite looks from each weeks episode in a series appropriately titled “RuCreate The Look”! I’ll also be doing a little “Episode RuCap” with each post as well. I love makeup, I love RuPaul’s Drag Race, and I love blogging, therefore I’m so excited to start this series! This weeks look is inspired by the ever so talented, almost shape shifting queen, Nina Bonina Brown. I thought her peach look for the main challenge, which was inspired by her home state of Georgia, was wild, original, and such a literal twist on a very current makeup trend. Here are some of the beauty bits that I reach for to create my own peachy look! If you enjoy this post, please give it a “like” so I know, and let’s get on with the look!
Whether you love her or loathe her, there’s no arguing that I get sucked into the Kylie Cosmetics hype time and time again! Along with a bunch of lip kits and her Burgundy Kyshadow palette, I bought myself the 5 Piece Eyeshadow Brush Set for Christmas last year, and I’m finally reviewing them! Keep reading to know my thoughts on these brushes, what I use them for, and if I think they’re worth buying for yourself. If you enjoy this post, please give it a “like” so I know, and let’s get on with the review!
Everyone loves a good old fashioned haul, but it was only when I was scrolling through my feed and saw catflicksandmattelips’s The First Anti-Haul of Many post that I thought, “my god, that’s brilliant.” Thank you so much for that post catflicks, because I thought it was amazing and it completely inspired me! I talk so much about products I love and what’s currently on my wishlist, but I’ve decided to flip the script and round up some makeup releases that have left me feeling a little less than impressed. Whether it was because I hauled quite a bit of makeup from Christmas and my birthday, or because university and work is officially in full swing and I’m busier, but I just haven’t been feeling very excited about any new releases recently. This is wonderful for my bank account however, so you know, silver lining. If you enjoy this post please give it a “like” so I know, and let’s get on with the products that have made me think bye girl, bye.
Last night I attended the #LadyLike Night hosted by ELLE Australia in collaboration with H&M for a night dedicated to discussing careers, success, fashion, personal style and what it means to be #LadyLike! It was such an incredibly empowering event with a panel full of inspiring, determined and genuine women. Editor-in-chief of ELLE Australia Justine Cullen hosted the event, with the panel including cake creative Katherine Sabbath, Lucy Feagins of The Design Files, H&M sport ambassador Amanda Bisk and Margaret Zhang of Shine By Three! I tried to soak up everything these women were saying, but I also wrote down a few of the quotes that really suck with me, took some snaps of the night and got to meet, talk to and get a photo with one of my biggest blogging inspirations! I hope you enjoy this post and if you do, please give it a “like” so I know, and lets get on with the #LadyLike Night!
Creating a blog post takes time, effort, passion and the rest. It’s always so rewarding seeing the end result up on your page and having people come and enjoy it for all its worth. What majorly sucks though is hitting ‘publish’, only to scurry back to the inner workings of a post because you forgot some tedious, yet important, housekeeping. This has happened to me one too many times, but it was only when writing the Publishing + Final Touches part in “My Blog Post Creation Process” post that I realised I have quite a long, and helpful, mental checklist! I was tempted to go way more in depth in that post about these questions, but held back as I knew I could dedicate an entire post to it! While they’re pretty self explanatory, I thought these questions could help other bloggers or point out something they could include in their posts before sending their work off into the world. I’m always on the hunt to improve my blog and I take advice from everywhere, so I hope you find this post helpful! If you do, please give it a “like” so I know, and let’s crack with this checklist!
Ah, the Perfect Palette Tag. Correct me if I’m wrong, but this is one of the original makeup tags. Search it on YouTube and all the main beauty bloggers did this 3 years ago. However, it is still my favourite tag to circulate the beauty community as eyeshadow palettes are my – and many others – favourite part of makeup! I thought now would be the perfect time to do this tag as I’m finally in a really good place with my palette collection. There finally isn’t a palette I’m lusting after, anxiously waiting to be released or indecisively debating over – hopefully this feeling lasts for as long as possible to save my bank account some pain! Below I’ve answered the hard hitting beauty questions, such as which palette I think has the best packaging, which one was my biggest regret, and which I’d take with me to a desert island! If you enjoy this post please give it a “like” so I know and let’s get into it!