Monday, July 6, 2015

URBAN DECAY FAVOURITES

Now that Urban Decay is so accessible to us Australians, I'm all about trying new and different products from the brand but I still have my all-time favourites that I would recommend in a heart beat.

Here are three products that I think would work for you that is reading since they aren't skin tone specific or match a certain kind of eye colour. They are high quality basics that will look great on anyone and are a fool proof way of trying out some Urban Decay products.
 

Friday, July 3, 2015

LUXE PINK AND GOLD BRUSHES

Bright pink handles and brushes gold barrels, these brushes are just begging for you to dip them in makeup and swipe them all over your face.


Although Lulu and Lipstick are famed for their stocking of incredible brands such as Alpha H and Pink Holiday but they also have an amazing range of their very own products. Including this 12 piece brush set.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

FINDING YOUR SIGNATURE SCENT / TIPS AND TRICKS

Endlessly wandering through the perfume aisles? Follow these few golden rules and you will find your perfect scent in no time.

There is a lot to consider when looking for a new perfume, especially since they aren't cheap so you will definitely want to be utterly in love with the scent you choose. Keep reading for how to find a perfume that suits your personality, needs and price range.
 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

BATTLE OF THE LIPSTICK PENCILS

Lipstick pencils have been around for years but only recently have so many affordable options become available in the drugstore.


In this post we are taking a look at five options currently on the markets and I will be giving you my opinions on which is best.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A DARLING HARBOUR DINNER

 

After a crazy weekend of work and fun, the Sunday night we definitely needed a quiet evening. So Sammy and I opted for a scenic yet peaceful dinner along the Darling Harbour.

 
The Harbour itself has this beautiful serenity to it, dazzling you with the light reflections of Sydney's sky scrapers. However, the surrounding area is full of life with bars, restaurants and even chocolate cafe's lining the strip. It reminds me a lot of "South Bank" in Brisbane since they also had a few activities like ice skating and of course, the Ferris Wheel.
 

Monday, June 29, 2015

NYX STICK BLUSH / REVIEW AND SWATCHES

While powder and cream blushes are extremely common, I find that I come across stick blushes a lot less and for that reason I wanted to try out the range NYX offer.


I picked up two different shades from the collection; 01 Magnolia which is a pink and 06 Orchid which is more of a coral.

Friday, June 26, 2015

LUNCH BY THE OPERA HOUSE

Despite being in Sydney primarily for work, when the idea of heading over to the Opera Bar for lunch was put forward I could not resist knowing what the view would be like.


When in Sydney, why not go and check out two of the most iconic landmarks of the city conveniently located right next to each other, while digging in to some delicious gourmet food.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

PLAYING WITH COLOUR



Let's get real- sometimes neutrals become monotonous and just plain boring so when you want some colour that is going to excite your creativity, these are great options.


I always keep a little palette of loose pan shadows that pack a punch of colour, that way I don't have to dig through palettes but can easily blend in a bit of a unique shade into an everyday eye look.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

BENEFIT THEY'RE REAL PUSH UP LINER

While the Push Up Liner is a relatively new addition to the line up (no pun intended) of products that Benefit offer they are already adding to the range four new colourful shades.

 
These four coloured liners will be in stores worldwide from July 3rd with the choice of; purple, green, blue and brown. I have managed to get my hands on two of these new liners so immediately tested them to see how they differ from the original black liner and how intense the colours actually are.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

BREAKFAST IN MANLY

I spent this weekend just gone in Sydney for work and play. So on the Saturday morning, after a stressful Friday of travel and helping set up for the beauty event I was guest speaking at with BOE Beauty, the first thing on the agenda was a beautiful breakfast!


We were staying in Manly for the first two nights since that is where Glamour Affair was being hosted, so luckily we had beachside cafes lining the entire strip and lots of options to choose from. We decided on Sugar Lounge, a short walk from the Novotel which is where we stayed for our time in Manly.
We started off with a fresh juice, myself going for the kale, spinach, apple and mint option and Sammy opting for the pineapple juice. What a perfect way to start the morning, sipping on a delicious and healthy juice while overlooking the relaxed Manly beach on a busy Saturday morning. The view from our table provided instant relaxation, allowing us to take a moment to breathe before the busy day ahead with the event.

Monday, June 22, 2015

CHANEL FAVOURITES

Chanel may have gained their notoriety through the fashion industry but unsurprisingly their makeup is also of amazing quality and definitely just as noteworthy as their clothes.


In this post we are going to be taking a look at three of my all-time favourite Chanel products and we have a great mix here of eyeshadows, foundation and blush.


MECCA BEAUTY STARTER KIT / RECOMMENDATIONS

Mecca is a magical place, with aisles of sparkly shadow and high quality lipstick but it can be hard to choose what you want in a sea full of great options.

 
I have created this little Mecca starter kit, showcasing products that I would highly recommend and know you will love. They are products that are great for starting out in the high end but also very practical so you will get daily use out of them and get your moneys worth.
 
These products are in descending order of price so you will a few little beauty bargains from Mecca towards the end.