Besides the little souvenirs I bought myself when overseas, it’s actually been such a long time since I’ve done a decent makeup haul? Good on me. Recently I loosened the purse strings and found myself finally placing another Colourpop order. While I feel like they need to slow down in the eyeshadow department and stop releasing a new one every week, the driving force behind this haul was those stunning matte lipsticks they’ve released in a million colours for a ridiculously affordable price. Since my order arrived a week or so ago I’ve had some time to play around with things, so I hope you enjoy this haul and mini review post! If you do, please give this post a “like” so I know and let’s get into it!
These days it takes a lot to get me excited by an eyeshadow palette. With brands like Colourpop churning out palettes on a weekly basis and Too Faced continuing to release Chocolate Bars with virtually the same shades as the previous four, a palette has to stop me in my tracks if it wants my dollar – and Anastasia Beverly Hills did just that. I feel like one of the only ‘beauty junkies’ in the world who doesn’t own their best selling, cult favourite Modern Renaissance palette, but that’s only because I already had three heavily burgundy tones palettes and couldn’t justify buying a forth, no matter how pretty it seemed. But then! After the controversy surrounding the ridiculous amount of fallout in their Subculture palette, ABH teased us with revealing their newest addition to their line, a gorgeous, more neutral, everyday friendly palette packed with warm tones and stunning shimmers – I had to have it! I added it to my cart the day it dropped and it was at my door a week later. It’s time to review it, so keep reading if you’d like to know my thoughts on this palette, where I purchased it from, and see swatches of each shade. Don’t forget to give this post a “like” if you enjoy it or find it helpful!
Since I was having the time of my life in Italy, Paris and London in January and celebrated my birthday throughout February, life was bound to bring me back to earth at some point – that point being March! My final year of university started, but between fretting about impending prac assessment and locking down internships, I still found time to discover a new beauty holy grail, watch my favourite skinny legend snatch the crown, welcome the tenth season of my favourite show and see one of my most loved artists live in concert. This monthly instalment is definitely quality over quantity of things mentioned, so give this post a “like” if you enjoy it and let’s get into my March Favourites!
The end of the year is just days away, so before I start penning some ideas for what I want to achieve in 2018, it’s time to look back on my 2017 goals! This year was the first time I posted about my goals and then actively checked in with them during the year, and I’m so glad to see that this system was actually effective! Since I ticked off some of my big goals half way through the year, I felt quite accomplished and wasn’t so focused on the rest for the second half of 2017. Looking back on them now, most of these goals, particularly the whole concept of setting ‘beauty goals’, aren’t really relevant to me anymore, which I think is a great thing! It’s made me realise what’s important to focus on for 2018, and its shown where I can improve my goal setting. If you enjoy this post or find it helpful, please give it a “like” so I know, and let’s get into some reflecting!
Since the end of the year is fast approaching, it’s time to look back and celebrate the makeup products that helped make 2017 so beauty-ful! I was a full blown beauty junkie in 2016 and bought handfuls of eyeshadows palettes, expensive brushes and a ton of liquid lipsticks
all in the same shade of pinky mauve. While my makeup hauls in 2017 have been fewer (and kinder to my bank account), I have definitely found some ride or dies in the last 12 months. Exactly a year ago today I published my 2016 Beauty Favourites, and even though I still use those products all the time, I decided to not mention any of them (with the exception of one) in this post to avoid repetition! So get comfortable, give this post a “like” if you enjoy it and let’s dive into my 2017 Beauty Favourites!
I’m jetting off to Europe for a few weeks in January for a university course, so along with throwing gloves, down jackets and thermals into my suitcase, I’ve also been deciding which makeup I’ll be taking with me! While this isn’t set in stone, this is definitely the general gist of what I’ll be taking with me and why. Keep reading to find out what I consider to be my overseas holy grail products, and if you enjoy this post don’t forgot to give it a “like” so I know!
With the number of sleeps until Christmas Day swiftly dwindling (shrieks), it’s time to write a list, check it twice, fight the crowds and buy some gifts, whether it be for you or someone special! But with the beauty world being an overwhelming place at the best of times, the festive season means there’s a million and one products all fighting for your attention – and money. I’ve gathered up the products I think would make some wonderful gifts to unwrap under the tree, no matter what your price range is. From the budget beauty junkies, to the pamper queens, to the high end heroes, there’s a little something for every beauty lover in this year’s gift guide! If you enjoy this post, please give it a “like” so I know, and let’s get into the gift giving!