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!
The party season is upon us, which means it’s time to whip out the bold lip and swipe on your favourite metallic eyeshadows to celebrate the occasion! With Christmas parties, end of the year catch ups, and New Years Eve bashes to be had, it’s more appropriate than ever to be a bit ‘extra’ with your makeup choices and have fun! Below I’ve rounded up the products I love using to create a festive makeup look for Christmas, plus some items that pack a punch and which I’ll definitely be wearing to ring in the New Year. Give this post a “like” if you enjoy it, and let’s jump into the Festive Beauty Picks!
We’ve entered the most festive month of the year, which means it’s time for my November Favourites! Before I start decorating our annual gingerbread house and plugging in all my fairy lights to celebrate Christmas, I need to run through all the things that made November such an incredible month. From falling in love with some new heart shaped fashion pieces (get it), to having both a digital and real life spring clean, to seeing one of my favourite drag queens live, November shaped up to be one of my favourite months of the year! If you enjoy this post please give it a “like” so I know, and let’s get into the favourites!
Since I bought two Juvia’s Place palettes at the same time and already reviewed the Magic palette a couple of weeks ago, it’s only right to follow it up with its sequel – my review of the Zulu palette! This little baby is a limited edition palette from the brand which is still available to buy, but for how long, I’m not too sure. Although the 9 shadow palette leans more to the small side when compared to its 16 shadow sisters, its vibrant, bold and unique shades pack just the same punch, if not more. Keep reading to hear my thoughts on the palette, know how much I bought it for, get break downs of each shade and their performance, plus see swatches! If you enjoy this review or find it helpful, please give this post a “like” so I know!
After years of falling in love with rompers on coat hangers in stores, only for my dreams to be dashed when the torso isn’t long enough or the cut is ridiculously unflattering, I think it’s safe to say I’ve finally found the perfect one for me. People say you find ‘the one’ when you aren’t even looking for them, and while they’re talking in a romantic sense, I hate to admit that even when it comes to a ‘top with built in pants’ combo, they’re actually right. Keep reading to find out where I found the perfect romper, and if you enjoy this post, give it a “like” so I know!
Throughout this year I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect colourful eyeshadow palette! After always double tapping some incredible works of art on Instagram, and pinning all my favourites to my ‘Looks’ Pinterest board for inspiration later, I thought it was time to finally buy something where I could make my own unconventional creations! To me a ‘perfect colourful palette’ is one that’s packed with shades I don’t already own (which is easy, considering I have a bunch of burgundy palettes), has incredible pigmentation and is fairly affordable, because I know I won’t use it every single day like a neutrals palette. For ages I contemplated buying some Sugarpill eyeshadows as their pan sizes are huge, they have the stamp of approval from my favourite drag queens and you can customise your own palette. However, they seem to specialise in matte shades and filling up my own 12 pan palette would have cost over $100! So when Beauty Bay announced they were finally stocking Juvia’s Place, an eyeshadow brand that YouTube beauty guru NikkieTutorials swears by, I jumped at the chance! I bought both the Magic palette and the Zulu palette and was going to review them both today, but I feared I would drown in swatches. I ran a poll on my Instagram and the Magic palette won! If you enjoy this review or find it helpful in any way, give this post a “like” so I know, and let’s get into the review!
Almost exactly a year ago (seriously, I’m one day off and I didn’t even plan that) I published “10 Things I Learnt In My First Year of University” here on this blog. Fast-forward 12 months and not only has time passed, but I have too! I have officially completed another two gruelling 13 week semesters full of assignments, presentations, pracs, last minute Turnitin outages and an abundance of caffeine fuelled emails and phone calls to anyone and everyone in a bid to interview them. Last year’s post included a bunch of things like ‘making friends is easy!‘ and ‘know your way around Blackboard!’ But with those lessons already learnt, since walking out of the campus for the last time until late February, I’ve started to think about what I’ve realised in my second year of university – besides the specifics, like how to write a 1500 word news feature article on traffic congestion problems awaiting the 2018 Commonwealth Games. If you enjoy this post please give it a “like” so I know, and let’s get on with the five things!