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Thursday, 27 October 2016

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Hourglass Ambient Surreal Light Palette (a.k.a. The Marble Palette!)

It. Is. Finally. HERE.

The long-awaited and much-coveted Hourglass Ambient Surreal Light Palette (lovingly known on Instagram as The Marble Palette) has finally arrived on our shores in Australia. Can I hear a hallelujah!? Or a highlight-lujah? (ha.)

This stunning palette has been on my wish list ever since I discovered it, and $116 later (yup, it's a doozy!), this Mecca-exclusive set of ambient lighting powders was in my hot little hands.

Since it's a bit exxy, and is highly probable of selling out, I completely fast-tracked this blog post so I could show you guys some swatches and give you my first impressions of the palette, if you're wondering whether it's worth the price. Plus, I even compare it side by side to the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Palette!

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Hourglass Ambient Surreal Light Palette (a.k.a. The Marble Palette!)

Monday, 24 October 2016

How to Wear Bold Lipstick Colours for Halloween

Think your lipstick collection is just limited to reds, pinks and nudes? With Halloween right around the corner, it's the perfect time to bust out a bold lip - with zero judgement!

And if you haven't gotten around to finding a Halloween costume just yet, pairing a spooky shade of lipstick with an all-black outfit is a simple way to get into the trick or treating spirit.

Here are my top bold lip colours that are perfect for Halloween (and a couple of tips on how to wear them!).

How to Pull Off Bold Lipstick Colours for Halloween

Monday, 17 October 2016

BIG MAKEUP HAUL: Colourpop, Sephora & Mecca Maxima

Okay, so I hadn't bought any makeup in ages / had run out of some staple products / my favourite beauty stores had sales on... 

#ExcusesExcusesExcuses #IJustWantedAllTheThings 

While part of me is a bit nervous to check my bank account, the other (let's be honest, the devil on my shoulder) is pretty pleased with myself and my beautiful beauty haul! I picked up some goodies from Colourpop, Sephora and Mecca Maxima, so read on if you want to see what I bought!

BIG MAKEUP HAUL: Colourpop, Sephora & Mecca Maxima!


Monday, 10 October 2016

REVIEW: Alpha-H Liquid Gold (Plus I'm Giving One Away!)

Tell me a product gives me good skin, and I'll be there in a heartbeat.

Sometimes a skincare routine of just cleanser and moisturiser won't cut it - how I wish it would though (all that saved $$$!) - and for the days when my skin needs a little extra TLC, that's where one of my personal favourite skincare products come in!

The Alpha-H Liquid Gold is a cult beauty favourite that has well and truly earned its name - this concentrated glycolic acid based lotion (dw, the name makes it sound a lot scarier than it is!) works to revitalise and firm up your skin.

Read on to see my review on this world-renowned product and get the chance to win one in my giveaway at the end of the post!

REVIEW: Alpha-H Liquid Gold

Monday, 3 October 2016

REVIEW: Lust Have It Beauty Subscription Box (October 2016)*

I've always thought of subscription boxes as a great way to treat yourself, again and again and again.  You know, the gift that keeps on giving and all that.

Nothing beats getting a surprise parcel in the mail full of beauty products, and I've been receiving Lust Have It's beauty subscription boxes for about two months now, and I am loving it!

For $19.95 a month, you'll receive 5+ beauty products (both deluxe sample size and full size!), along with a makeup bag, which is a pretty rad deal considering some of the products alone are worth more than the entire box!

And because I love you guys, I've got $10 off your first Lust Have It box for first-time subscribers with the coupon code JESSICAANNE! #youarewelcome

Read on to see what's in the October box...
 REVIEW: Lust Have It Beauty Subscription Box (October 2016)


Monday, 26 September 2016

HOW TO: Take PERFECT Makeup Swatch Photos

Love the look of those makeup swatch photos but can't quite get them right? This post is for all my beauty blogger and makeup loving friends who are looking for an easy way to take perfect makeup swatch photos.

Makeup is messy, and can sometimes get all over the place, and when you're trying to take a photo of your brand new purchase swatched down your arm, it can be pretty annoying when everything smudges and gets all over everything!

And since you guys loved my post on how to edit your Instagram photos, I decided to also do this one on how to get your makeup swatches nice and even. Hopefully you find it helpful!

Read on to see my tips...

HOW TO: Take PERFECT Makeup Swatch Photos

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

HAUL: The Beauty Products I Bought In Japan

Okay, so I bought a lot.

You know that holiday-buzz that makes you buy something because 'if you don't buy it now, it'll be gone forever'? That's my conscience.

And it's a convincing little voice! Which resulted in me buying a heap of beauty products when I was travelling Japan a fortnight ago (yes, this post is a little late - who else can relate to the not-wanting-to-unpack-your-suitcase feeling?). 

From skincare to makeup, here's my haul from visiting all of the many beauty stores that I came across - read on to see what I brought back!

Haul Japanese Beauty Products To Buy

Monday, 12 September 2016

REVIEW: Pantene Pro-V 3 Minute Miracle Daily Moisture Renewal Conditioner*

Looking for a lightweight conditioner to soften and smooth your hair? I've found my new favourite, the Pantene Pro-V 3 Minute Miracle Daily Moisture Renewal Conditioner, and it has pride of place in my shower caddy. 

After just one use, my hair felt silkier and was so much easier to brush and style - and I have bleached and dyed hair, so this was pretty momentous!

Need to tame your tresses? Read on to find out more about my experience using this golden tube of goodness (and it's less than $10!).
 REVIEW: Pantene Pro-V 3 Minute Miracle Daily Moisture Renewal Conditioner
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