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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
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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
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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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Monday, 5 September 2016

TUTORIAL: How to contour your nose to make it look smaller

Even if I had the money and pain threshold for a nose job, I still wouldn't get one because this contouring tutorial to make your nose look smaller is so easy!

Now that everyone's contouring everything from their boobs to their butts (err, I ain't got no time for that, but props to those who do!), I thought I'd share a couple of tips on how to make your nose appear slimmer - all thanks to the power of makeup and no needles required. 

This tutorial is great if you want to make the bridge of your nose appear higher and slimmer, or if you're like me, just to add a bit of depth and dimension to your makeup. I usually do this for events when I know I'm getting my photo taken, rather than for everyday. Whenever I've done my foundation, my nose used to kind of disappear in flash photos, so this quick contour job helps it not get lost!

Read on for the tutorial!

TUTORIAL: How to contour your nose to make it look smaller
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Monday, 29 August 2016

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Curtis Collection by Victoria Review

Let me introduce you to a homegrown makeup brand. The Curtis Collection by Victoria beauty range was born and raised in Australia, and it's awesome to see local brands killing it in the industry.

As a newcomer to mineral makeup, I was pretty excited to get my hands on some of the collection that has recently launched at RY.com exclusively online, and I'll be sharing all of my findings with you!

Curious about mineral makeup as much as I was? Read on!

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Curtis Collection by Victoria Review

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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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