Friday, August 22, 2014


Health and wellness advocate, Author, mother of Miranda and Matthew Kerr, and now Therese Kerr can add owner of personal care range to her list of accomplishments. Recently I attended one of Therese's beautifully constructed events, located at Organic Wray Northlakes on Brisbane's Northside. It was the perfect place for the event to be held, right amongst aisles of health foods and fresh produce.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Going to a MAC counter for the first time can be overwhelming, in the best way possible, and even more confusing if you don't know what you're looking for. Not only is MAC a brand that offers unbelievable amounts of products in so many shades (making it easy to get lost amongst it all) but they are more expensive than your typical Maybelline or Rimmel product so it requires a bit more thought for you to spend your money on. It seems as though a lot of you have been going to MAC for the first time and are unsure where to start since I have received so many messages seeking advice for which products I would recommend first up. If you're going into MAC for your first time then I would advise a game plan to make sure you don't become overwhelmed with everything on offer. MAC have pretty much everything but you don't need everything on your first trip, that's why I have created this starter kit where I have recommended which MAC essentials are worth looking into first up.

Sunday, August 17, 2014


Yesterday I braved the rain and headed out to The Ekka for an authentic carnival experience. If you're unsure what the Ekka is then basically it's a huge exhibition that comes around for a week or so each year; filled with rides, carnival food, showbags, a petting zoo, lots of shows and markets etc. It's the Brisbane equivalent of the Sydney Royal Easter Show and The Royal Melbourne Show.

There's something about exhibitions that has always captivated me, especially as a kid, The Ekka was definitely a highlight of my childhood and I was lucky enough to go almost every year. So I didn't hesitate to round up my little brothers and sisters to take them on an Ekka adventure while the carnival was still in town. I thought that I would share my experience through a series of photos so I hope that you enjoy!

Thursday, August 14, 2014


Spring time is almost here, hooray! Just one more month of winter to go and that means bringing out the go-to pastels for the warmer weather. Luckily here in Queensland it's already starting to heat up and with all of the day events I have coming up, I have been inspired by the gorgeous options on offer from, mostly, locally accessible stores. This fashion wishlist consists of the citrus obsession currently going on with all of these beautiful pale and sunny yellows in trend. Read on to find out more about all these lovely lemon garments.   

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


Being a blonde can be hard work, granted that I'm not as blonde as I used to be since getting ombre but it's the hair colour most susceptible to experiencing issues. If you swim in chlorine then you're hair can turn greenish and if you don't balance your hair out with purple products then your blonde can turn brassy. Goldwell has specifically formulated an entire range around maintenance for blonde hair to ensure your golden locks, well, don't become too golden.

There are four different components to this collection featuring a shampoo, conditioner, treatment and heat protectant. All four serve a certain purpose, all equally important.

Sunday, August 10, 2014


I can never seem to find a good nude shade that isn't way too light for my fair skin. There's this unfortunate thing that happens every time I apply a very nude lipstick...I look deathly sick and corpse like. I know right, lovely. So when I was just about ready to give up on looking for a nude lipstick I stopped myself and realised that I've been looking in the wrong place all this time.

Nude lipsticks usually have an undertone of pink or coral so all I needed to do was find the perfect in between of nude and pink or nude and coral. That I did - MAC Snob proved to be the best of both worlds and is now my go-to lipstick when I'm looking to achieve that light lip look. I also found my perfect coral nude which is MAC Sweet and Sour but I'll leave that for a different day.

Friday, August 8, 2014


Something that a lot of you have probably noticed is that I'm not a huge tube lipgloss fan and my dislike for gloss mainly comes down to most formulations on the market being too sticky. I definitely don't apply lipgloss hoping my hair will stick on my lips but it happens all too often. Fortunately there have been a small select few products that have pleasantly surprised me with their smooth and creamy formulation while still achieving a glossy lip look. One of these is the Benefit Ultraplush Lip Gloss.

After collecting three of the colours I thought that it was about time to share my thoughts on this range with you so here we go.  

Wednesday, August 6, 2014


When I first started watching YouTube I would constantly hear about the EOS from US beauty gurus and was so intrigued by them. EOS stands for evolution of smooth and is a brand best known for their sphere lip balms. I totally understand the appeal, nice smelling lip balms in cute pastel coloured containers in an egg formation. It got to a point where I decided that I had to try one out, at all costs, and boy did I pay up big. These retail for under $5 in the US but at the time the only place Aussies could get their hands on them was eBay and they were priced upwards of $20. So I paid the twenty something dollars and finally got my hands on one in the Sweet Mint flavour.

Monday, August 4, 2014


Maybelline dominate the drugstore lip product options and captivate us beauty addicts. This time last year it was the Color Whispers making an appearance on every beauty blog and I am pleased to say that Maybelline have not disappointed us with this new lip product release of the Color Elixirs. I have seen much hype surrounding these beautiful tubes of colour so I was eager to give them a go as soon as I could. Especially since when I first saw them my initial thoughts were how similar they are to a product that I love dearly, the Dior Fluid Sticks, particularly regarding the packaging and concept. Seeing that the Dior product is $50 and that this Maybelline one is a mere fraction of that price, I was excited to see not only what the product was like but also how it compared to similar products on the market. I'm glad to finally see these hit our shores considering the US has had them for almost a year now so let's get into examining these.

Friday, August 1, 2014


This has not much to do with which season we're in since this is definitely not your typical Winter makeup look but I needed a break from the deep burgundy shades that I did to death in Fall and the beginning of Winter. A while back I posted a photo on my instagram of a bouquet of pink and yellow roses that inspired me to do this makeup tutorial and a lot of you encouraged me to create a look based from it and so ever since I have been collecting the right products for the tutorial. I went with the light yellow on the lid and a pink through the crease but it requires a bit of technique to get the colours so vibrant (the photo really washes the colour out, it's much more vibrant in real life I promise). So keep reading for more information on this look and a list of products used to achieve this. If you prefer to watch rather than read or would like a step-by-step tutorial then you can click HERE to watch the full video.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

 Last night I attended the Brisbane Wintergarden Media Walk Through which showcased some of the amazing brands available from that shopping mall. The five stores we stopped into for a visit were Coach, Seed, Mecca Maxima, Designer Archives and M.J. Bale. It was fun to run into other Brisbane Fashion Bloggers and Brisbane Beauty Bloggers as it is at all these sorts of events. It was a fantastic night, very well put together by the Wintergarden centre so keep reading to find out more about all the stores involved in this event.

Monday, July 28, 2014


Stila is one of those brands that can be hard to get your hands on especially for a Brisbane blogger like myself, not to the extent that Tarte or LORAC is completely unavailable in Australia but Stila is really only accessible in Mecca Maxima. So unsurprisingly I hadn't delved much into Stila until my international swap with a gorgeous US chicky (you can watch the swap video here).

If you've heard of Stila then it was probably followed up with a discussion about "kitten", their infamous sparkly nude shade. Even for someone who had no access to Stila at all (a few years ago before Mecca Maxima), I still somehow managed to have in my possession the coveted Stila Kitten eyeshadow in pan. I adored that shimmery champagne eyeshadow...until it smashed everywhere and it was too much of a hassle to use. So I was extremely excited to see not just the eyeshadow in this set but also a complimenting selection of lipgloss and an shimmer duo.