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Monday, 22 August 2016

REVIEW: Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipsticks & Swatches

An affordable liquid lipstick that you can get at the drugstore? Heck to the yes!

The latest lip release from Maybelline New York is the Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick collection, a range of eight high impact, punchy colours. 

From nudes to bright pinks, there's a colour for everyone. Good luck not buying the whole set! 

Read on to see swatches of each shade and a review of the application and formula...

REVIEW: Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipsticks & Swatches
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Monday, 15 August 2016

What I've Packed in My Travel Makeup Bag to Japan

In a couple of days I'll be stepping onto a plane to my happy place - a.k.a. Japan!

And because I'll be arriving into a hot summer and I'm packing my makeup bag into my checked in baggage (Yup, I know!) I thought I'd take you through what I'm taking with me.

I've tried to keep it fairly minimal, with two versions of some products so I can create a low key, everyday summer look, as well as a more glam night time look.

Want a peek into my makeup bag? Read on!

What I've Packed in My Travel Makeup Bag to Japan
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Thursday, 4 August 2016

Create Your Own Eyeshadow Palette Tag

It would certainly save me a lot of money from buying a bajillion palettes, at least!

From someone who uses multiple palettes just to get my everyday eye makeup look, there have definitely been times when I've wished I could've just had all my shades in one place.

So when Katina from Katinalindaa tagged me in the Create Your Own Eyeshadow Palette Tag, I was pretty excited to let my imagination run wild to put together my dream palette. Makeup companies, can you now make this palette a reality please?!

Read on to see the twelve colours I chose!
 

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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

REVIEW: Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palette (Plus Dry AND Wet Swatches!)

Pretty much everyone in the beauty world is OBSESSED with rose gold - myself included - so when Maybelline's The Blushed Nudes Palette finally made its way to Aussie shores, you can be sure that I was pretty stoked. 

But amid many reviews that this rosy golden-themed palette wasn't very pigmented, I was still looking forward to giving it a go myself. The shades are all stunning, so I was determined to get as much colour payoff as I could.

So in this week's post, I'm taking these shades to the test, trying them out applied both dry and wet, to see if it makes any difference. Read on and find out!

REVIEW: Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palette (Plus Dry AND Wet Swatches!)
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Tuesday, 19 July 2016

First Impressions: Benefit's New Brow Collection & Ka-Brow Demo

Girl wants brows, and she wants them now!

The brand new Benefit brow collection drop is right around the corner, and no matter what kind of product you prefer (or if you're a total brow newbie!), this range has every type you can think of - pencil, gel, cream, you name it!

And with strong, defined eyebrows having such a moment right now, it's exactly the right time to jump on the brow bandwagon.

I've been lucky enough to get a sneak preview of some of the new releases in the launch, so read on to hear my first impressions! Plus, there's even a demo of the brow pomade, Ka-Brow! at the end!

First Impressions: Benefit's New Brow Collection & Ka-Brow Demo
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Monday, 4 July 2016

REVIEW: L'Oreal Infallible Sculpt Contour Palettes

L'Oreal Paris Infallible Sculpt Contour Palette Review

Kim K cheekbones, here I come! The latest addition to the contour market are the super cute L'Oreal Paris Infallible Sculpt Contour Palettes and luckily for us, they make cream contouring hella easy.

If you've seen the photos making the rounds on 'clown contouring' and are thinking, how the heck do I have time to do that every morning?! Then rest assured, these little palettes are here to make the contouring #lyf MUCH simpler. So you can get those sharp cheekbones, and not be late for work. 

Want to know more? Read on for the full review!

L'Oreal Paris Infallible Sculpt Contour Palette Review
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Monday, 27 June 2016

SNEAK PEEK: New Australian Releases from Maybelline New York

If you've been stalking Maybelline New York's Instagram account and dying to know when all of these amazing products are coming to Australia, then beauty, you are IN. LUCK.

Brace yourselves, because a massive TWELVE new lines are coming to our shores. From The Blushed Nudes eyeshadow palette to an amazing new line of Baby Lips, you better make some space in that makeup bag!

Keen to see what's coming? I've got a sneak peek of ALL of the new releases, so read on and keep that wish list ready - if there's anything you want to see dedicated reviews on, let me know in the comments below!

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Sunday, 19 June 2016

HOW TO: Edit Instagram Photos to get a Crisp White Background

Are you trying to boost your Instagram following without much luck?

That's cool, I was there too! It's probably because your feed is lacking consistency, or the magic Insta word, a theme.

And by theme, I meant visual theme. You can achieve this by always using the same borders, filter, or editing style - having a uniform look for your feed gives potential followers more reason to follow you, because they know exactly what to expect. If I go onto someone's page and it's messy and nothing matches, I can't get a sense of who they are and it's pretty unlikely that I'll hit that green button. Don't let that be you!

While you can have whatever kind of visual theming that you want, I've been asked SO many times to share how I edit my snaps to get that clean, white background effect.

And because I love you guys, I'm spilling my secrets STEP. BY. STEP.  Read on for the tutorial!

How To Edit Instagram Photos to get a Crisp White Background
That's the before and after of what you'll be able to do today!
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