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Sunday, 19 March 2017

VLOG: I PAID $5 FOR A $600 BAG + Melbourne's CUTEST Nail Salon!


I couldn't believe my eyes when I spotted this designer bag - and it only cost me $5! #gimmegimme

In this week's vlog, I visited the Camberwell Markets, what is quite possibly the CUTEST nail salon in Melbourne, and Mecca Cosmetica for a cheeky browse (and we all know what that means!).

Stay tuned to the end for a little haul!



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Monday, 13 March 2017

VIDEO: MAYBELLINE Dream Cushion Foundation Review & Demo


My first proper, sit down makeup video is now live on my YouTube channel! This time, as the image makes obvious, I reviewed the new Maybelline Dream Cushion Foundation!

I'm already a big fan of cushion foundations, and after trying the version Maybelline released in Japan last year, I was waiting sooooo patiently for the release in Australia!

This foundation has great coverage (is it better than the L'Oreal Nude Magique?! You'll have to watch and find out!) and has quickly become a favourite. You can watch the full review and demo below:



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Thursday, 9 March 2017

VIDEO: Poké Bowls, Yoga 213 & IKEA Vlog!


Hey beauties, I'm back with another vlog!

This time I visited 213 Yoga, tried Poké Bowls (Spoiler: They're DELICIOUS) and got up to some mischief at IKEA. Pretty standard weekend, hey? ;)

I hope you guys are enjoying my videos, there's a whole bunch more on the way! Stay tuned, and if you're liking them so far, I'd love it if you subscribed to my YouTube channel. Like, only if you want to, but I'd totally recommend it... 

Watch the vlog below:



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Saturday, 4 March 2017

VIDEO: Casual Day Get Ready With Me


There's a new video up on my channel! I'm on a roll with these XD

This week's vid is a cheeky Get Ready With Me for a casual day, and I probably had waaaaaaay too much fun filming it! I hope you guys enjoy my silliness - this is literally an accurate portrayal of how I do my makeup haha

Watch the video below:



Let me know if you have any video requests in the comments below!


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Saturday, 25 February 2017

I'm on YouTube + Watch my First Vlog!


SO I MADE A YOUTUBE VIDEO...

While it may have taken me a few deep breaths to press that big 'ol Upload button, my very first vlog is now live! I told myself that this year I would try and PUSH myself out of my comfort zone to do more with Taken By Surprise, so I bought a camera, put my big girl pants on and restarted my YouTube channel!

Making videos has been a long time coming for me - SO many of my friends, strangers, babes on Instagram, and really, my heart, told me to get on YouTube, so. Here. I. Am. And I can't wait to start this adventure.

I would love to hear your thoughts and if you have any video requests, please leave them in the comments and I'll see what magic I can work. After all, I love making the content that you guys love to read and watch!

For now, I would love it if you joined the squad by subscribing so you won't miss any of my videos and if you wanted to like or comment on the video, that would be cool with me too ;)

Thank you for your amazing continued support, and don't worry, Taken By Surprise will still be going strong - this just means that I can create videos for you guys as well as blog content! #BestOfBothWorlds



What videos would you like to see on my channel? Let me know in the comments!


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Tuesday, 14 February 2017

How to Take Care of Ash Brown Hair & My Haircare Maintenance Tips

My hairdresser didn't believe me when I said I hadn't had my hair recoloured since my last appointment.

And that appointment was EIGHT MONTHS AGO. #Iknow #girlgotbusy

When I saw her reaction to my hair (which went something along the lines of, you can't POSSIBLY have kept the colour this well, SURELY you cheated on me with another stylist?! #kidding), I was inspired to put together this post on my haircare routine and maintenance tips, because I must be doing something right!

Since dying my hair ash brown - from dark brown, almost black, Asian hair - I've done my best to keep my locks as healthy as possible to maintain the colour. Changing your hair colour is DAMN expensive, after all!

Curious to see how I take care of my hair? Read on!

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Monday, 6 February 2017

REVIEW: Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme VS Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Plumping Glosses

Arguably thanks to Kylie Jenner, plump, pouty lips are definitely in right now. All the better to kiss you with...?

#LittleRedRidingHoodReference

Personally I don't mind a defined, full lip look, and usually achieve it with a sneaky swipe of lip liner, but I couldn't resist trying out some of the plumping glosses out in the market to see if they made a difference.

And if you're like me and haven't worn a plumping gloss since middle school when they were the IT *tHiNg* to have in your locker, they've definitely had an upgrade since my lunch box days.

Two of the most popular ones out there are the Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme and the Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker XL, so I decided to compare these two cult favourites to see which one came out on top!

Getting my lips all stinging and swollen for the sake of research? Let's do this!

REVIEW: Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme VS Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Plumping Glosses
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Monday, 23 January 2017

My Experience With Eyelash Extensions (including Before & After Photos)

Let's just say that once you've tried eyelash extensions, it's reeeeeeeeeeally hard to go back to just mascara.

I've had my lashes done maybe five or six times, and always get asked about them, so I thought I'd put together a blog post on my experience with eyelash extensions! 

Curious about getting them yourself? Read on for a rundown on lash extensions, as well as before and after photos, and how I maintain them!

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