Friday, 4 November 2016

Huzzah! I finally hit level one at Mecca!

With the help of my lovely mother-in-law and her generous birthday voucher earlier this year and one of my amazing girlfriend’s who’d already hit level three, I finally managed to breach the level one $300 threshold and picked up my very first Mecca Loop box.

And I have to say, I’m pretty chuffed!

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Desio Coloured Contact Lenses - First Impressions & Review

If you've googled "best coloured contact lenses for brown eyes" in the last three years or so you've probably stumbled upon 50 bazillion reviews of the famous Italian brand Desio and their 3 month Sensual Beauty cosmetic lenses, most likely in Creamy Beige. 

So like the rest of the world, I thought I'd be fashionably late to the bandwagon and give them a try. But being in Australia and not in a huge need of coloured lenses (I outgrew the ugh-my-brown-eyes-are-boring-I-wish-they-were-anime-purple phase in my late teens/early 20s, after trying every shade of Freshlook's Natural Blends and a bunch of others lol) I applied via their web form for a sample pair. 

And never received a reply....on to plan b! 

Friday, 30 September 2016

Back from Winter Hiatus!

I'm back! Huzzah! 

As the days grew shorter and the temperature dropped, it probably seemed like I'd crawled off into a cozy cave of forgetfulness and Netflix to wait out the chilly winter months, instead of being a diligent content creator and tending to my blog. But alas it was more a hurricane of hectic-ness than humble hibernation that kept me away!  

Friday, 20 May 2016

Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk - a love affair

It seems that no matter how many makeup products I buy, I will always be on that eternal hunt for my holy grail foundation. From high end to drugstore, mineral to liquid, sheer to heavy, BB to CC and every bloody thing else on the market these days, I still can't find that perfect base. But one does come awfully close, Giorgio Armani's gorgeous Lasting Silk.

Below are all the reasons why GA is so damn good and the one tiny issue that keeps it from being a HG for me.

Friday, 6 May 2016

Quickie Holy Grail Post - Brows!

Have you ever taken a product for granted? You use it everyday, it lives in your makeup bag, follows you everywhere like the proverbial old faithful and yet you don't give it a second thought? That was my relationship with my brow liner.

Until it ran out last week and I realised two things; 1) holy shit I now *hate* doing my brows in the morning and 2) my k-palette brow liner is the holiest of grail brow products known to mankind. NO joke. For realsies guys.

Needless to say I'll never take it for granted again!

You're probably sitting there thinking I've finally lost the plot, I mean how good could a brow liner really be? Well sit back and let me tell you how I found this little gem and how it changed my life brow game.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Makeup Storage, Organisation and Mini Studio Update

It feels like eons was two years ago this month, when I first posted about my makeup organisation/workspace. I'd just bought my Alex drawers and new vanity and couldn't wait to share my new storage/organisation excitement. So with that it mind, I thought it was the perfect time for an update!

and yes that is a banana for scale

Since the original post I've rearranged my workspace a few times, finally settling on the most recent version as the best. I've also reorganised the hot mess of a makeup stash shown above into a colour-groups-by-type system, so keep reading if you'd like to see how I try to keep it all under wraps =D

Warning: pic heavy & lengthy, you may wanna grab a cuppa!  

Friday, 12 February 2016

The "My Lips But Better" Collection

So recently the “no-makeup, makeup look” seems to be trending all over the place and with this comes the need for a natural or nude lip colour. In my search for the perfect natural lip I would often see gurus and bloggers referring to lip products as their “MLBB” and after some googling I discovered it meant “my lips but better”. Love it! Such a great term! 

As everyone has different skin tones, finding your perfect MLBB isn’t a one-shade-fits-all scenario. I also feel that there’s a bunch of different MLBB tone or shade possibilities you could have, you don't need to be limited to just one. Different shades will compliment different hues that exist in your natural lip colour, letting you decide which ones you want to emphasise.  

So to help anyone out there with tea rose coloured lips, here are some of my favourite MLBB combos for myself.