Thursday, January 5, 2017

Brand Focus | YoungBlood Cosmetics

Before I started blogging I used to be that sort of person who stuck with certain tried and tested products or ones that a magazine would recommend, followed all the 'it' make-up trends of the moment and generally only bought brands that were only stocked in either Mecca, DJs or Sephora. I partially blame my problematic skin making we fearful to branch out and try anything new in case it made my breakouts worse. But now I am proud to say that I am whole different 'worldy' type of person. I have now realised just how much I love discovering and trying out new brands and products that are not necessarily 'mainstream' and finding some real gems that I would have never have found otherwise. 

One brand with some seriously amazing products that I unearthed this past year was Youngblood Cosmetics thanks to the guys over at SkincareStore. For me, I really like to get a feel of a make up brand through their base or lip products. Generally the first products that I try from a new brand are their lipsticks or foundations (is this just me...?) and go on to experiment some more if I get on really well with those. I was lucky enough to try a few of their base products and as you guys all know, my skin is super pesky and annoying, so let's see how I got on with them - spoiler alert: I am still using most of these products 3 months down the track ...

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Colour Pop Haulin' & First Impressions

When it comes to social media hyped brands it doesn't get any more hyped than ColourPop Cosmetics. Not only are their product launches more lust worthy and exciting than their last, their products are incredibly affordable with a colour range that is simply gorgeous, AND with so many formulas to choose from it's no wonder that so many of us are left itching to get our hands on them and see what the hype is all about - me included. But as ColourPop is usually not so easy to get your hands on in Australia, it is safe to say that my ColourPop wishlist has been under construction and perfectly curated for a very very long time now.

However, that all recently changed and like nearly every single other beauty obsessed individual on Instagram, I too also took advantage of one of their latest Free International Shipping promotions - I mean you would be absolutely crazy not to right!? And boy oh boy am so glad that I finally took the plunge. As a ColourPop ~ virgin ~ I couldn't wait to see if their products would live up to their expectations. Let's take a peek at my small (but growing) ColourPop Collection and my first impressions on their products .

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Why you Need this Epilator on your Radar for Summer

It seems that spring has well and truly sprung here in Sydney and summer is definitely not showing any signs of slowing down any time soon. I don't know about you guys, but I kinda have a love hate relationship with warmer weather. Yes I love wearing less layers, floaty sundresses, lot's of coral orange lippy, enjoying balmy evenings and countless days spent beachside - but all of that good stuff means that more skin is suddenly on show.

Now, I am extremely pale (can you tell by my hand above) and add that in with the fact that the peach fuzz that have been sporting on my legs for the last few months is suddenly gone out of style, I often find myself in a high maintenance pickle every week. It goes a little something like this - shave, exfoliate, tan, moisturise, exfoliate repeat. No one really has the time or energy for that right? Or just me? Call me lazy but I am never ever bothered for those shenanigans every darn week. That's where this baby comes in, the Philips Satinelle Advanced Wet & Dry Epilator*. It may look a tad scary, but I'm here to tell you why you need this Epilator on your radar for silky smooth legs all summer long.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Want a Long Lasting Matte Base? Then this is the Foundation for you...

Ever found yourself glancing at the bathroom mirror at lunchtime and discovered with shock horror that your once matte and flawless complexion has now transformed into something that closely resembles an oil slick? Because me too. On one too many occasions to count.

If you have oily skin like me, you might understand the struggle of finding a foundation that not only manages to last all day but doesn't leave you looking like you have just doused yourself in oil by 12pm. And when you experience that life changing moment of discovering the one, you stockpile that stuff like it is getting discontinued, but that's until your inner beauty addict reemerges and demands you try out some more foundations - because who are we kidding, where else are we supposed to get our kicks if we aren't constantly try and buying new beauty products!?

However, over the last 3 months I've managed to stick with using just one base (I know, I'm just as shocked as you). The foundation that I have fallen in love with is the Becca Ever-Matte Shine Proof Foundation* and if you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed this guying making an appearance or 5 - that's how much I have been loving it! Read on to find out why...